Friday, April 24, 2015

Finding Paris: Blog Tour, Giveaway +Review



Synopsis
An evocative and compelling story of two sisters who would do anything for each other--perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and Speak. Joy Preble's stirring new novel explores the lengths to which sisters go to protect each other, and the winding road that brings two strangers into each other's lives.

Sisters Leo and Paris Hollings have only ever had each other to rely on. They can't trust their mother, who hops from city to city and from guy to guy, or their gambler stepfather, who's moved them all to Las Vegas. It's just the two of them: Paris, who's always been the dreamer, and Leo, who has a real future in mind--going to Stanford, becoming a doctor, falling in love. But Leo isn't going anywhere right now, except driving around Vegas all night with her sister.

Until Paris ditches Leo at the Heartbreak Hotel Diner, where moments before they had been talking with physics student Max Sullivan. Outside, Leo finds a cryptic note from Paris--a clue. Is it some kind of game? Where is Paris, and why has she disappeared? When Leo reluctantly accepts Max's offer of help, the two find themselves following a string of clues through Vegas and beyond. But the search for the truth is not a straight line. And neither is the path to secrets Leo and Max hold inside.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY

     Dream Cast
Leo
Max
Paris







Review (So far)-
Note I had a problem getting Finding Paris onto my kindle to I haven't read all of it so this is a review of what I think of it so far.

I'm half way done with Finding Paris and I've enjoying it so much. The unknown and secrets make it hard to put it down. Not knowing what has happened to Paris makes me want to read more. I haven't made a choice of how I feel about Max. There's a part of me that wants to love him but there is just something, a feeling I get from him. I love Leo, she's a great lead character that holds the story. I can not wait to find out what will happen next. Where and what happened to Paris? Who is Max? Can we trust Max? Will Leo get the answers she is looking for? So, so many questions I hope I get them all answered!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joy Preble is a Texas girl who was born and raised in Chicago and a former high school teacher who now writes full time, which means she gets paid for making up stuff. She earned an English degree from Northwestern University and speaks and teaches widely on writing and literacy at libraries and schools, as well as SCBWI, NCTE, AWP, and other conferences.

Joy is the author of THE SWEET DEAD LIFE and its sequel, THE A WORD (May 2014), both from Soho Press. Kirkus hailed THE SWEET DEAD LIFE with "Hallelujah! A paranormal tale of angels…that breaks the mold."

She is also the author of the DREAMING ANASTASIA series (Sourcebooks) that combines paranormal romance with Russian folklore. DREAMING ANASTASIA was nominated for a Cybil Award in the Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy Category in 2009. It was named an ABC Best Book for Children, Teen Category in 2009, and was featured in Justine Magazine.

Joy also has a contemporary mystery/romance on the way: FINDING PARIS will be out April 21, 2015 from Balzer and Bray/Harper Collins. Another paranormal mystery/romance, IT WASN'T ALWAYS LIKE THIS, pitched as Tuck Everlasting meets Veronica Mars, arrives from Soho Press in Spring 2016.

In no particular order, Joy loves guacamole, pizza, banana bread, red wine, books, boots of all shapes and sizes, TV, movies, and crazy road trips so she can see the world. She is also fond her family and her dog, in case you were wondering.


WEBSITE: http://joypreble.com/index.html
TWITTER: @joypreble
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2870420.Joy_Preble
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/joy.preble
TUMBLR: http://joypreble.tumblr.com/



--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

1. A signed set of DREAMING ANASTASIA trilogy. (domestic US only)
2. A $10 Starbucks gift card.
3. An exclusive FINDING PARIS necklace.
4. A signed set of THE SWEET DEAD LIFE series. (domestic US only)
4. Signed bookmarks and postcards.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Poetry: The Lighter Side of Silliness Blog Tour






Blurb: Poetry: The Lighter Side of Silliness
On the following pages you will read some downright silly, funny, crazy, mysterious, strange, odd and different poems.
“A Feared Man” was written for my oldest daughter KayCee and for her love for, no other than Harry Potter.
“A Treasury Past” is a poem I wrote one rainy day when I actually had more than five minutes to myself and I wanted a epic poem.
“Kiss Attack” came from game my youngest use to play; he would grab our faces and yell KISS ATTACK!!! Then he would kiss us when he was a toddler.
”Lindy” is about a stuff blue puppy that was given to me before my youngest was born and how special it is to him still today.

“Stinky Toes” was written one day after my older son had taken his old shoes off and his feet stuck so badly!
Each of these poems in the book all have some sort of connection to our family and home. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did in writing them!





Jeniann Bowers Bio:
Jeniann is also a seven time self-published poetess. Her books have been in the top ten best-selling list on Amazon in the past and her current ratings stand at 4.5. She has published the following books: Expressions on Life Book One, Expressions and Letters, Phraseology and Letters, Collection of 25 Days of Christmas Poetry, and her recently re-release of Poems, Dreams & More, Poetry Is...???, Poems, Dreams, & More Vol.2. She is always busy writing, reading & reviewing books for other authors and poets.

Jeniann is the owner of Poetry is...which is a blogging business of her own personal poetry and also a blog to help spread the word of poetry and teach the world that poetry is an excellent choice to write and read. Jeniann is a firm advocate for poetry publishing and writing poetry.

Jeniann also writes under the names Stacie & Sweet Willow where she blogs for Double Decker Books while researching & writing on her own.
 
Spotlight Poem:
Spring Dance
Rain falls at my feet,
Splish, Splash,
What a treat
Spring bash
 
Spring is here
With a cheer
That old man winter is gone
Up at dawn
To splish and splash
Mud puddle dash
 

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Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish.

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!


 
 Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors
 J.K. Rowling! You never saw that one coming! ;) So, I've love her writing and have for years. She is one of the main reasons I feel in love with writing. It's simple but amazing. Her writing style brings her stories so alive in my mind its just... aaa, I can go on and on about how wonderful I find her writing but I won't there are more writers to see on my list! 



William Shakespeare.... Oh what can I say there is this little story called Romeo and Juliet! I say it is one of the all time best love story. This was the first story by William Shakespeare I have read many others and love them too. The way the words follow and how lovely they sound when reading them or hearing them I just enjoy the stories he's written.




Sarah Dessen she could easily be my favorite teen girl YA writer! Because each of her stories are different yet her writing stays similar. Each one comes with different lessons, lead characters and plot that I can't help but fall in love with each book I read of hers.






 S.E. Hinton was one of the first Young Adult writers I read growing up. I love the classic feeling I get when read her stories. I enjoy how different they are but still face problems that teens and lifestyles from around that time. I've only read a four of her book all are lead guys written by a women and I love that.


Meg Cabot! Other then the Harry Potter series The Princess Diaries was the series I finished. And one of the first teen girl books I feel in love with. Meg Cabot books are different from one to the next. Her books are enjoyable yet faces teen problem that show in different plots and character ways.


Marissa Meyer is quite a new writer but I love, love her! Her books are just so, so more then amazing. I've enjoy every book I've read so far in The Lunar Chronicles her writing styles is breathtaking. There's so many characters each brings there personality to the plot of each book! 


Judy Blume! I've read different kind of books by Judy Blume from teen to kids, she it one of those authors who can write for kids, per-teens and teens and still carry great characters, life lessons while still being about to bring out the smile in the readers.


Rainbow Rowell! Even though I've only read to of her book. I feel in love with the way she can bring characters to life. Fangirl was my favorite book I read last year. There is just something about that story that I just love to much. I can't wait to read more of her books.


 John Green is my go to for bitter sweet stories. The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska were two that I read last year that made me cry. I just love his writing and the way he brings feeling out and make you feel what the characters are feeling. There's just something about his writing, characters, plots, quotes, and lessons that I love.


Louisa May Alcott I read Little Women in my early teens one of the first books that I ever cried over. Their is nothing like this classic writer. Even though I haven't read every one her. She is one that I believe is simply amazing. The way the plots are told, her characters. When I want a great classic Little Women is one of the first ones I go to.


Stephenie Meyer.... So, I must say I wasn't a huge fan of the last book in the Twilight series but I love book one, liked book two and three was good. But I've also read part of Host and enjoy that. Her writing is simple but in a way that draws you. That's what I felt about Twilight (book one) I read it in just a few days during a summer I was traveling. Host is on my summer reading list and hope to read it.


As you can see there is mix of older authors to new authors on this list and I hope to branch out even more adding new and older authors to my list of books I've read. This was one of my favorite Top Ten's while being one of the hardest. I can't wait to read the others and see who made other bloggers list!



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Monday, April 20, 2015

Review: Baby Girl Book 2 Moonlighting in Paris




Follow Cleo as she transforms into the glamorous Justine and falls into a life of unimaginable wealth when Didier the owner of a hotel empire is beguiled by her mysterious and na├»ve charms. Her life becomes one of luxury and fame beyond anything she could have ever imagined. Remnants of her past continue to haunt her and a new threat appears; is her latest peril related to her past or someone else’s, someone who has become a large part of her new life.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21520028-baby-girl-book-2-moonlighting-in-paris







After book one of Baby Girl it took me some time to start book two as what happened to Einstein. But once I started reading book two I go to watch as Cloe turned into Justine and a whole new character but with the same past and secretes who now living a new life. I enjoyed book two even though it was quite different then book one. This story taught about moving on but lever letting go of the path of the past. Justine (Cloe) has now found a new life and love after losing her love from her past. The writing of book two was easy to read and followed nice. I found that, once again, the story ended faster then I wanted it to. With the secrets that slowly unraveled I can’t wait to finish book three and learn more about who this girl was and her past of twist and turns. This is a great story for readers who like fast pace and untold secrets!












Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish.

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

 


April 14: Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books



“You give away nice like it doesn't cost you anything.”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl





“Things are rough all over.”
S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders





“I can’t believe I only knew you for a year and a half—how can one person change you in two football seasons?”
Heather Demetrios, I'll Meet You There





“Once you want something, everything changes.”
Ally Condie, Matched





“It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures.”
Ally Condie, Matched





“It's the choosing that's important, isn't it?”
Lois Lowry, The Giver





“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire





“When I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska





“You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars





“The world is not a wish-granting factory.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars





“Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can’t quite keep up with gravity.”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl








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