[Blog Tour + Giveaway] Excerpt: The Prophecy of Arcadia by M.H. Soars

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Rough Waters by Nikki Godwin

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*FANGIRL SQUEALS* MORE AJ!!! I mean more Drenaline Surf! 😛 We finally have a cover for the sequel to Chasing Forever Down by Nikki Godwin. It’s my favorite out of all of her books so I’m really really really excited for this one. And it comes out next month so yay! The cover matches the new cover of the series and it’s really really pretty. I actually saw it days ago, and I immediately wanted to share it, but that goes against the rules of a cover reveal. Haha!

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Title: Rough Waters

Author: Nikki Godwin

Release date: April 27th, 2014

Genre: New Adult

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Synopsis:

Haley’s future has been waiting on the west coast for the past year, but she isn’t the only new face in Crescent Cove this summer. When Colby Taylor’s parents locate him and interrupt his surf competition, the surf star spirals out of control, dragging Drenaline Surf’s reputation through the mud and into the ground with him.

With Colby’s secrets plastered across surf magazines and tabloid headlines, Haley takes on the job of playing damage control for Drenaline Surf – which isn’t easy when Colby breaks everything he touches, Topher breaks the law, and Miles breaks his leg.
Instead of chasing dreams of forever, Haley spends her summer chasing the unraveling careers of the hottest new faces in the surf world, and she’s about to learn what happens when forever doesn’t last.

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About the Author:

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Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can’t live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she’s not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She is slightly obsessed with rock stars and surfers. She no longer hides her love for One Direction.
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Book Blitz + Giveaway: Falling From the Sky by Nikki Godwin

Who loves Nikki Godwin? I DO! Who was super excited for the release of Falling From the Sky? MEEEEE! I actually read this book already, and even gave away a copy. But of course I had to keep on sharing this book because I love it that much. Oh, you can see my review here. But read on below for an excerpt from the book, and of course the giveaway!

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falling from the skyFalling From The Sky
by Nikki Godwin
Release Date: 02/21/14

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All stability in sixteen-year-old Ridge McCoy’s life crashed and burned in the plane crash that killed his dad. This summer-long basketball camp is his chance to improve his skills and escape his problems back home. But his summer plans take a turn in an unexpected direction when he meets Micah Youngblood, the guy who runs the carousel at the local mall and has a reputation for devouring straight boys’ heterosexuality for breakfast, alongside his chocolate chip pancakes.
Ridge needs a way to avoid the guys at camp, whose only quest for the summer is to drown in beer and hook up with girls. So when Micah offers to explain how the ten unique horses on the carousel are significant to his tribe, Ridge takes him up on it. Still, Ridge can’t decide if this is a bad thing or not. All he knows is that he hasn’t felt this alive since his dad fell from the sky, and as the horse adventures come to an end, Ridge finds himself falling as well – for Micah.

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Excerpt:

He reaches an arm out from under the towel and grasps my forearm. He pulls me closer to him, and everything in my brain says to fight him off, but my body screams out for him to just hold me close to him and not let me go. His other hand brushes over my bare shoulder, and I glance toward the sky to avoid eye contact with him. I see the towel fall from his shoulder out of the corner of my eye, and I know he’s inches away from pulling his bare chest against mine.

In this second of almost touching, I realize that falling for Micah – or any guy for that matter – will be a thousand times worse than falling from the sky. I have a girlfriend, and never in my life have I been attracted to a guy. At least not before now. No one has ever gotten to me like Micah does. His hands run along my arms, and I take the chicken way out.

“Will you jump with me?” I spit the words out quicker than I process them in my head.

Micah pulls back and inhales deeply. He’s not smiling with excitement or dragging me to the top of the bridge. He just stares at me with those sad puppy dog eyes filled with disappointment. He almost had me, and he knows it. That’s the point of a toxic green elephant – everyone sees it, but no one talks about it. However, he’s not talking at all, and the hurt in his eyes actually hurts me in return.

I look back to the bridge so if those brown eyes of his start pouring, I won’t see the raindrops. His hands leave my arms, and he steps beside me. He’s in my peripherals, but I don’t dare turn my head. It looks like he’s staring at the bridge, which means he’s either debating jumping with me or he’s refusing to look at me for the same reasons I won’t look at him.

“You sure you’re brave enough?” he asks.

I nod, even if he isn’t looking. “Yeah. As long as I don’t have to jump alone,” I say.

“If you jump, I jump,” he replies.

I really wish this hadn’t made me laugh. “Did you like Titanic?”

He laughs too, and I feel a world better. “I admit, I did…except for when Jack died. I mean, I get that it kind of made the movie, but I prefer happy endings.”

Hopefully this falling from the sky experience will have a happy ending for me, as in not smashing my head against a rock or drowning or being eaten by an alligator. Now is a good time to let my “what if” scenarios play out, and it’s an even better time to talk myself out of this.

I look over at Micah to suggest my many wild reasons on why I shouldn’t jump, but he’s smiling. Damn it. Why does he have to smile and actually want to jump off a bridge?

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About the Author:

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Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can’t live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she’s not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She is slightly obsessed with rock stars and surfers. She no longer hides her love for One Direction.
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[Blog Tour Excerpt + Giveaway] Unite by Jamie Cambell

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Title: Unite (Project Integrate #1)
Author: Jamie Campbell
Date of Publication: December 3, 2013

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Acquisition: Oops! I Read Again Tours

United They Stand.
Seventeen years ago an entire generation of aliens were sent to Earth in order to save their home planet and integrate into the human population. Now, those aliens are being hunted.
Amery Jones is your typical teenager, except for the fact she is an alien and a member of the government’s secret Project Integrate.
When Amery’s best friend Lola is kidnapped in order to get to her, there is only one person that can help – the exceedingly annoying and charming Lochie Mercury.
Together, Amery and Lochie must put aside their differences and attraction in order to rescue Lola before it’s too late.

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[Blog Tour Excerpt + Giveaway] #MerchGirl by @Rebecca_Writes

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Title: Merch Girl
Author: Rebecca Lewis
Date of Publication: May 1, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA romance; music

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Seventeen-year-old Lacey Kind doesn’t have the guts to talk to cute boys, isn’t a size two, and would rather stay home and listen to music than go to a party. But in the summer before her first year of college, she ends up thousands of miles away from home, in the back of a tour bus, underneath the half-naked body of the hottest teen rock star in the country.
When Lacey and her best friend Trina sneak into a Boston nightclub to see their favorite band, they not only get to watch their rock gods perform for the first time, but score a chance to meet the band too. Lacey’s heart races as she comes face-to-face with her idol, nineteen-year-old lead singer, Logan Shire.
The girls charm their way into being hired to sell merchandise on Lansdowne’s first summer tour. As “merch girls” Lacey and Trina quickly find themselves transported from their ordinary, suburban life to an exhilarating few months on the road. But they soon realize that life on the road isn’t always a smooth ride…

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#EntanglementBlogTour : Excerpt & Giveaway

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Title: Entanglement
Author: Dan Rix
Date of Publication: November 16, 2012
Genre: YA sci-fi romance

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“…the scientific explanation is quantum entanglement, whereby the boy and girl—even when separated by great distances—react instantaneously to changes in each other’s states…” —Dr. Casler Selavio, on the entanglement of halves.
In a world like ours, humans are born in pairs. When a newborn boy takes his first breath in the coastal town of Tularosa, the exact time is noted, recorded in the Registry, and later compared to the birth times of other newborns around the globe. There will be one identical match—his half. They will meet on their eighteenth birthday and they will spend their lives together. Except this time, there is no match.
Hotheaded heartthrob Aaron Harper is scheduled to meet his half in twenty-nine days, and he doesn’t buy a word of that entanglement crap. So what if he and his half were born the same day and share a spooky psychic connection? Big deal. After breaking one too many teenage girls’ hearts, he’ll stick to brawling with the douchebag rugby players any day.
Until the day a new girl arrives at school and threatens everything he takes for granted.
Cold and unapproachable, Amber Lilian hates the growing list of similarities between her and the one boy she can’t read, Aaron: born the same day, both stubborn, both terrified of meeting their halves. . . . All the more reason not to trust him. That she would rather die than surrender herself as her half’s property is none of his damn business. But once lost in Aaron’s dangerous, jet black eyes, she’s already surrendered more than she cares to admit.
Tangled in each other’s self-destructive lives, Aaron and Amber learn the secret behind their linked births and why they feel like halves—but unless they can prove it before they turn eighteen, Aaron faces a lifetime alone in a world where everyone else has a soul mate . . . and he’ll have to watch Amber give herself to a boy who intends to possess not only her body but also a chunk of her soul.
ENTANGLEMENT, a 75,000 word YA thriller, will appeal to readers of Michael Grant’s GONE and Ally Condie’s MATCHED.

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Indie-Credible Priya Kanaparti (Excerpt 3 of 3 + Giveaway)

This is the last excerpt, and it comes from a highly rated book~ If you missed the first excerpt and second excerpt, click here and here to meet the sweet Heath and bad boy Ryker. Today we have a Young Adult Paranormal Romance book. This one was published before, but it is currently being edited and will be published again in 2014. I hear it’s going to be a lot better than the first one. And the first one got a lot of praise. See it on Goodreads.

As you can see (or already know if you saw the first and second one), there are 3 excerpts and I will be posting them along the way, and each one has an answer to a little Scavenger Hunt for the giveaway so please do check that out! Our Indie-Credible Authors Tour Stop is TOMORROW (September 18)! Aren’t you excited? The final answer to the Scavenger Hunt question will be posted there~

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Book Blitz + Giveaway: American Girl On Saturn by Nikki Godwin

Let me just start out by saying that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book, and I will jump at any chance to promote it. I joined this book blitz and I also joined a blog tour so I’ll be posting a review sometime in October. I definitely recommend this book.

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american girl on saturnAmerican Girl On Saturn
by Nikki Godwin
Release Date: 08/24/13

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The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom – but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the guys…in their house.
Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren’t happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can’t escape Emery’s fangirlisms for more than three minutes.
But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being “out of this world.” If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn’t want to come back to Earth.

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I push him back. “You cheated!”

“Milo wins!” Noah shouts out. “I really thought you had it too, Chloe. I can’t believe you just crumbled like that.”

“He cheated,” I repeat.

Milo shakes his head in protest. Noah has the audacity to agree with him. And thanks to Emery’s lost spinner in the grass, the plastic is my only other witness.

Noah saunters over to us like a rapper trying to pull off a classic swagger.

“Good job, Milo,” he says. “You know how clumsy girls can be. I knew you’d take her down.”

I peel myself off of the plastic, grab my flip flops, and head back toward the house. I’ve had enough exhilaration and angst for one afternoon. The video premiere was enough. Porno-Posed-Twister with Milo was too much. But I can’t escape Spaceships Around Saturn even if I try.

Milo and Noah come up behind me like a black hole engulfing a shooting star.

“Whoa, where are you going?” Noah asks. “I need you to work some Sharpie magic for me.”

I spin around by the pool. The blue water glistens behind him.

“Why don’t you ask your Canadian brother to help you out? I’ll even lend you the Sharpies, traitor,” I say.

Noah attempts a jaw-dropped shocked expression, but his dimples pierce through and make it impossible for him to look appalled. He moves closer to me.

“If you wouldn’t keep secrets from me then I would’ve backed you up,” he says through his teeth. “I need to be in the loop.”

An evil thought crosses my mind, and I instantly do what I can to erase it. But it’s sort of like typing an English essay. You type a line. You think it sucks. You slowly backspace. Then you realize it helps meet that three-and-a-half-pages criteria, so you keep it. This evil thought is too good for the backspace button.

“You want in the loop?” I ask.

He nods rapidly, and his smile bounces up and down.

“Okay,” I say. “Spell ‘loop’ backward, and you’ll totally be in it.”

I wait half a second for the word to click in his brain before I push him with all my energy into the cold water behind him. A splash of H2O floods the poolside concrete and splatters over my feet as Noah bobs to the surface. I rush to the patio door before he has a chance to climb out and throw me in.

But Milo blocks my escape.

“Are you free tonight?” he asks.

“As free as I can be on a lockdown,” I reply.

He slides the patio door open and motions me inside. “I’ll hold Noah back,” he says. “As long as you promise to meet me out here at midnight.”

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About the Author:

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Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can’t live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she’s not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She is slightly obsessed with rock stars and surfers. She no longer hides her love for One Direction.
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Indie-Credible Priya Kanaparti (Excerpt 2 of 3 + Giveaway)

And we’re back~ If you missed the first excerpt, click here. You wouldn’t want to miss the sweet Heath~ Today we have a steamy New Adult book with a bad boy to make us melt. We still have to wait on this one, but you can check it out on Goodreads or Pinterest.

As you can see (or already know if you saw the first one), there are 3 excerpts and I will be posting them along the way, and each one has an answer to a little Scavenger Hunt for the giveaway so please do check that out! Our Indie-Credible Authors Tour Stop is on September 18 where we’ll be able to learn more about the wonderful Priya Kanaparti. So stick around and enjoy~

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Indie-Credible Priya Kanaparti (Excerpt 1 of 3 & Giveaway)

Hello~ Today we have one short excerpt from Priya Kanaparti’s upcoming book. This looks like it would be a sweet read. We still have a really long wait for this one (even for the cover), but I think it would be worth it. See the book on Goodreads or Pinterest. Oh, and as you can see, there are 3 excerpts and I will be posting them along the way, and each one has an answer to a little Scavenger Hunt for the giveaway so please do check that out! Our Indie-Credible Authors Tour Stop is on September 18 where we’ll be able to learn more about the wonderful Priya Kanaparti. So stick around and enjoy~ Continue reading