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Tuesday, December 31
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Guys. This Cover. I Die. 
1. I love the blue! It matches my summer hair.
2. There’s something sinister here, perhaps the evil red eye that whispers of the darkness that this book promises.
3. I mean, is there a better way to end a year then with a magical read? I think not.
4. Is there a better way to start a year then with a magical read? I think not.
5. I love how it’s sort of reflective of the current state of the world. When winter’s darkness descends, I want to see something reflect that desolation and despondency. I’m constantly thinking about Queen Mab and winter courts, but now perhaps I’ll think of witches who are being a bit wicked.
Anyway, this cover makes me super excited Devil’s Frost. Devil’s Frost is the third book in Heidi R. Kling’s #sexymagic series…The Spellspinners of Melas County. To celebrate the cover reveal, there’s a witchy giveaway you can enter via the rafflecopter here.
xoxo,
V.V.

Guys. This Cover. I Die. 

1. I love the blue! It matches my summer hair.

2. There’s something sinister here, perhaps the evil red eye that whispers of the darkness that this book promises.

3. I mean, is there a better way to end a year then with a magical read? I think not.

4. Is there a better way to start a year then with a magical read? I think not.

5. I love how it’s sort of reflective of the current state of the world. When winter’s darkness descends, I want to see something reflect that desolation and despondency. I’m constantly thinking about Queen Mab and winter courts, but now perhaps I’ll think of witches who are being a bit wicked.

Anyway, this cover makes me super excited Devil’s Frost. Devil’s Frost is the third book in Heidi R. Kling’s #sexymagic series…The Spellspinners of Melas County. To celebrate the cover reveal, there’s a witchy giveaway you can enter via the rafflecopter here.

xoxo,

V.V.

Tags:   #i read #books #reading #ya #young adult #ya lit #young adult fiction #coliloquy #devils frost #spellspinners of melas county #heidi r kling #sea #witch's brew #the gleaning #witches #warlocks #magic #cover reveal #giveaway



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Tuesday, May 21
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With only two weeks until The Testing's release, we want to make sure everyone knows about it! Read all about The Testingand also be sure to enter to win one of two copies of the book!

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same? The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career. Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies – trust no one. But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.

The Official Website for The Testing Add on Goodreads Preorder the Book: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Also, don’t forget to download the FREE prequel story. All the details can be found here There are more goodies on The Testingwebsite as well, such as a quiz to see if YOU would be selected for the Testing. 

About Joelle Charbonneau :

Joelle Charbonneau began telling stories as an opera singer, but these days she finds her voice through writing. In addition to The Testing trilogy, she is the author of the Rebecca Robbins Mysteries and the Glee Club series. She lives near Chicago with her husband and son. When she is writing, she works as an acting and vocal coach. Visit Joelle on the Web at her Website, Facebook, and Twitter

Praise for The Testing:

“The Testing is a chilling and devious dystopian thriller that all fans of The Hunger Games will simply devour. Joelle Charbonneau writes with guts and nerve but also great compassion and heart. Highly recommended.” – Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Rot & Ruin and Flesh & Bone “Trained to rely on her wits, Cia must survive on her courage and trust her instincts, even when it means following her heart ever deeper into danger. A surefire favorite for dystopian fans, The Testing crackles with suspense, passion and betrayal set against a scarred and brutal world.” –Sophie Littlefield, author of Unforsaken and Hanging By A Thread. See the stunning trailer! If you are interested, signed copies can be ordered through Anderson’s Bookshop before June 4. Joelle Charbonneau will be having her launch party here. See Anderson’s website to order! AND even cooler, for all books pre-ordered or bought for her launch party, a donation will be made to Autism Speaks. TWO people will win a copy of The Testing - Open to wherever The Book Depository ships!

Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway here!

Tags:   #i read #books #ya #young adult #Young Adult Fiction #ya lit #the testing #giveaway


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Tuesday, July 3
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READING ROAD TRIP BLOG TOUR: Rhode Island

Ah Rhode Island, the little state that could. First to ratify the constitution and first in all our hearts, right? I went to school in Providence, Rhode Island and those four years were the best of my life so I am so happy to represent our smallest state of the Union in the Reading Road Trip Tour. IN FACT, I was just up in Newport, Rhode Island for the weekend doing some recon (or relaxing, whatever). Anyway the road trip allows us to give away a book that either takes place in the state OR by an author who is from the state SO I’ve chosen to giveaway INFINITE DAYS by Rebecca Maizel. 

Infinite Days (Vampire Queen, #1)

Rebecca is from our lovely little state of Rhode Island. She graduated from Boston University and Rhode Island College Master’s program.  She teaches community college in Rhode Island and is currently studying to receive her MFA from Vermont College.  Her hotly anticipated sequel to Infinite Days, Stolen Nights is due out this fall. 

My Original Review of INFINITE DAYS from way back when:

This book was an addiction for me. I skipped meals, holing myself up with this book until I was done. Then, I read it again. I don’t know what I loved more the originiality of the plot, the ernestness of the characters or the thrill of danger lurking at the door. While romantic and paranormal, Maizel’s debut shines most for her heroine’s compelling desire to be human in every sense of the word. It is this heart-breaking, fragile humanity that may be her saving grace. 
I can only compare this first book to how I felt when I read Twilight and the first Harry Potter. Maizel has the brillian gift of creating characters you don’t just love despite their flaws, but characters whose story you NEED to hear creating a compulsion to listen and experience that story for yourself. 

There is no doubt that I am buying a copy of this book for myself and copies to give to all my friends. 

Overall: A++

Thank you to www.ilikethesebooks.com & www.iceybooks.com for hosting this awesome giveaway tour.

ENTER the RHODE ISLAND GIVEAWAY to win ONE of TWO copies of Infinite Days for yourself: rafflecopter here.  US and Canada only please.

Tour Schedule: Check out the schedule here for all the other tour stops where you can enter all the giveaways!

Tags:   #i read #books #ya #young adult #young adult fiction #ya lit #giveaway #rebecca maizel #infinite days #reading road trip #blog tour


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Monday, March 26
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Happy Monday! Find yourself a coffee and a good book and let’s get this week started. 
Don’t forget we have two contests open at the Verb Vixen Facebook page. CLICK HERE to enter.
1. Spellcaster Advanced Reader copy.  Be sure to also Like Verb Vixen to be entered to win a signed copy of Spellbound, the first book.
2. Both The Talents and The Marked signed from Inara Scott.
The Spellcaster iPod giveaway will begin at the end of the tour.  You’ll need to make sure you read each stop so you can answer the question for entry.  Don’t remember where the tour is headed next? Here’s a list.
xoxo 
V.V.


Happy Monday! Find yourself a coffee and a good book and let’s get this week started. 


Don’t forget we have two contests open at the Verb Vixen Facebook page. CLICK HERE to enter.

1. Spellcaster Advanced Reader copy.  Be sure to also Like Verb Vixen to be entered to win a signed copy of Spellbound, the first book.

2. Both The Talents and The Marked signed from Inara Scott.

The Spellcaster iPod giveaway will begin at the end of the tour.  You’ll need to make sure you read each stop so you can answer the question for entry.  Don’t remember where the tour is headed next? Here’s a list.

xoxo

V.V.

Tags:   #contest #giveaway #books #young adult #ya


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