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Sign Ups: Dreamy December Days Read-a-thon ll Sponsor Highlight: Erica Crouch

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Always Lost in Books and Books Keep Me Sane are hosting a weeklong read-a-thon before we all settle in for the holidays. Join us~ There will be awesome challenges and author features. Anyone can join as long as you can post your read-a-thon updates publicly. So sign up now!

Just declare that you will be joining the read-a-thon (through your blog or any social media account) and fill up the linky~ Sign ups are open from Nov. 1, 2013 to Dec. 4, 2013. (When signing up, please include your name, country, and declaration post link)

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erica crouchErica Crouch is a 21-year-old living on the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland. Currently, she is pursuing a degree in English & Creative Writing with a specialization in Fiction at Southern New Hampshire University. She is the cofounder and head of editorial services at Patchwork Press. Her debut novel,Ignite, was published June 2013. The e-novella sequel, Entice, is due November 2013, and the last book in the series is expected Spring of 2014. Along with the YA series Ignite, she is working on publishing a New Adult series, titled the Undying series, with the first installment, Cut, due Winter of 2013. When Erica isn’t writing, she’s reading an overwhelming stack of books, watching an obscene amount of Netflix, and procrastinating.

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17875224Ignite

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Series: Undying #1

Incite

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Series: Ignite #2

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Book Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

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favoriteTitle: Hopeless
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: December 17, 2012
Publisher: Colleen Hoover
Series: Hopeless #1
Format: Kindle
Acquisition: Bought

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Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…
That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.
Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual content, harsh language and heavy subject matter.

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[Blog Tour] Book Review + GIVEAWAY: Mutilate My Heart by Emily Godwin

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favoriteTitle: Mutilate My Heart (Mutilate #1)
Author: Emily Godwin
Date of Publication: July 9, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA romance with paranormal elements

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Punk rock band Mutilated Arteries has been seventeen-year-old Becca’s world (aka obsession) for the last year. When the band schedules a concert in her hometown, she and her best friend Carli are the first ones in line to buy tickets. The night is everything she expects it to be and more, especially after making friends with the new super-cute bassist, Sketch.
Becca’s mom warns her not to fall for a rock star because rock stars are always on the road – or they die in a plane crash, like her mom’s favorite band did twenty-something years ago. But after the band’s tour bus breaks down and they’re stuck hanging out in Roizen Hills for a week, it’s hard for Becca not to fall for Sketch and his caricature drawings and toxic green eyes.
Becca knows Sketch is leaving as soon as the bus is fixed, and she can’t be his fan-turned-girlfriend anyway because of the lead singer’s “No Girlfriends” rule. Plus, there’s something strange about the guys that Becca can’t quite decipher… like how they won’t reveal their real names, their always-changing odd appearances, and the guitarist’s obsession with blood and zombies. Still, Becca wants nothing more than for Sketch to mutilate her heart…but it just might not be in a way she expects.

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Sign Ups: Dreamy December Days Read-a-thon ll Sponsor Highlight: Laura Thalassa

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Always Lost in Books and Books Keep Me Sane are hosting a weeklong read-a-thon before we all settle in for the holidays. Join us~ There will be awesome challenges and author features. Anyone can join as long as you can post your read-a-thon updates publicly. So sign up now!

Just declare that you will be joining the read-a-thon (through your blog or any social media account) and fill up the linky~ Sign ups are open from Nov. 1, 2013 to Dec. 4, 2013. (When signing up, please include your name, country, and declaration post link)

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laura thalassaBorn and raised in Fresno, California, Laura Thalassa spent her childhood cooking up fantastic tales with her best friend. Lucky for her overactive imagination, she also happened to love writing.

When not writing, Laura keeps herself busy by going to the beach, refurbishing her writing desk, hiking, and of course, reading.

Laura Thalassa lives in sunny Santa Barbara, California with her boyfriend, author Dan Rix.The Unearthly is her debut novel.

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18153436The Unearthly

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Expected Publication: January 15, 2014

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Book Review: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

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favoriteTitle: Finding Cinderella
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: October 14, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Series: Hopeless #2.5
Format: Kindle Edition
Acquisition: FREE download on Amazon

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This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone. 
A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.
When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.
One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.
Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.

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Sign Ups: Dreamy December Days Read-a-thon ll Sponsor Highlight: Jennifer E. Smith

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Always Lost in Books and Books Keep Me Sane are hosting a weeklong read-a-thon before we all settle in for the holidays. Join us~ There will be awesome challenges and author features. Anyone can join as long as you can post your read-a-thon updates publicly. So sign up now!

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jennifer e. smithJennifer E. Smith is the author of This Is What Happy Looks Like, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here, and The Comeback Season. She earned a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and currently works as an editor in New York City. Her work has been translated into 27 languages, and her next young adult novel, The Geography of You and Me, will be out in Spring 2014.

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This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. SmithThis Is What Happy Looks Like

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10798416The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

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17735600The Geography of You and Me

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Expected Publication: April 15, 2014

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  • Rachel Harris
  • Staci Hart
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Book Review: Finding It by Cora Carmack

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Title: Finding It
Author: Cora Carmack
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow
Series: Losing It #3
Format: Kindle edition
Acquisition: Bought

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Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find where you truly belong…
Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no-limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers is no exception. She’s having the time of her life . . . or that’s what she keeps telling herself.
It’s a lonely business trying to find out who you are, especially when you’re afraid you won’t like what you discover. No amount of drinking or dancing can chase away Kelsey’s loneliness, but maybe Jackson Hunt can. After a few chance meetings, he convinces her to take a journey of adventure instead of alcohol. With each new city and experience, Kelsey’s mind becomes a little clearer and her heart a little less hers. Jackson helps her unravel her own dreams and desires. But the more she learns about herself, the more Kelsey realizes how little she knows about Jackson.

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[Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY] Book Review: Mara by Veronica Bane

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marafavoriteTitle: Mara
Author: Veronica Bane
Publication date: August 3, 2013
Publisher: Black Hill Press
Series: Mara is part of a planned series. More details soon~
Book Links: Goodreads / Amazon

For years, Mara Tucker has used her power of manipulating flames to punish those who have done her wrong. But things are changing in the town of Jericho. Rampant disappearances have forced Mara to seek out others with special powers. In a story that confronts the violence and turmoil of adolescence, Mara and a group of other “unusuals” like her grapple with new alliances and the villains pressing in all around them.
“A tale of teenage rebellion in the tradition of classics ranging from The Outsiders to The Hunger Games, Veronica Bane’s fantasy novella explores the timeless themes of growing up, finding one’s inner strength, and discovering where one belongs. The titular antiheroine and her flawed-but-lovable band of “unusuals” are characters that will resonate with teen audiences and older readers alike.” –Ashley Heaton, Editor

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Sign Ups: Dreamy December Days Read-a-thon ll Sponsor Highlight: Lissa Price

ddd-banner Always Lost in Books and Books Keep Me Sane are hosting a weeklong read-a-thon before we all settle in for the holidays. Join us~ There will be awesome challenges and author features. Anyone can join as long as you can post your read-a-thon updates publicly. So sign up now! Just declare that you will be joining the read-a-thon (through your blog or any social media account) and fill up the linky~ Sign ups are open from Nov. 1, 2013 to Dec. 4, 2013. (When signing up, please include your name, country, and declaration post link)

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Lissa PriceLissa Price
’s debut novel STARTERS is an international bestseller published in over thirty countries. Dean Koontz called this YA futuristic thriller “a smart, swift, inventive, altogether gripping story.” The LA Times said it is “Dystopian science fiction at its best.”  STARTERS was one of only four debuts on the Barnes & NobleBest Books of the Year for Teens List 2012. It won the Netherland’s Crimezone Best YA Thriller Award and was a top ten favorite of 2012 in both Germany and France, beside books by J.K. Rowling and Toni Morrison.

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Portrait of a StarterPortrait of a Starter

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Portrait of a MarshalPortrait of a Marshal

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Portrait of a Donor

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