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Being released today….

2Title: Drowned

Author: Nichola Reilly

Series: Drowned #1

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Pages: 304

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Description:  Coe is one of the few remaining teenagers on the island of Tides. Deformed and weak, she is constantly reminded that in a world where dry land dwindles at every high tide, she is not welcome. The only bright spot in her harsh and difficult life is the strong, capable Tiam—but love has long ago been forgotten by her society. The only priority is survival.

Until the day their King falls ill, leaving no male heir to take his place. Unrest grows, and for reasons Coe cannot comprehend, she is invited into the privileged circle of royal aides. She soon learns that the dying royal is keeping a secret that will change their world forever.

Is there an escape from the horrific nightmare that their island home has become? Coe must race to find the answers and save the people she cares about, before their world and everything they know is lost to the waters.

One of the guys

Today is a cover reveal for a book coming out February 2015. One of the Guys is by Lisa Aldin. Lisa Aldin graduated from Purdue lisa-aldinUniversity with a B.A. in English Literature. She loves reading and monster movies. She lives in Indiana with two cats, two dogs, and her husband and daughter. 

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Check out the cover and then a little blurb.


Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. She’ll take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures any day. So Toni is horrified when she’s sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, where she has to wear a skirt and learn to be a “lady” while the guys move on without her.

Then Toni meets Emma Elizabeth, a girl at school with boy troubles, and she volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date to make Emma’s ex jealous. Soon word spreads of Toni’s connections with boys, and she discovers that her new wealthy female classmates will pay big money for fake dates. Looking for a way to connect her old best friends with her new life at school, Toni and Emma start up Toni Valentine’s Rent-A-Gent Service. 

But the business meets a scandal when Toni falls for one of her friends—the same guy who happens to be the most sought-after date. With everything she’s built on the line, Toni has to decide if she wants to save the business and her old life, or let go of being one of the guys for a chance at love.

Day 1 of BEA fun, where is the Dr. Pepper?

008My Thursday in New York was a fun, long day. It started with going to an adult author & book breakfast. The upside was that Neil Patrick Harris and Anjelica Huston were there and it was great to hear them talk about their upcoming books. They both sound great and Neil was hilarious. The downside was that the supposed 011breakfast part of the morning consisted of a basket that had a few muffins and bagels to choose from in the middle of the table. For a long day ahead just a lonely muffin wasn’t how I would have chosen to start it.


Moving past that though the convention was great. It took a bit of time to kind of get my bearing and kind of get the feel of what was going on since I had never been before. It was wonderful to get the chance to meet some authors. We don’t get author signing in my area so it was pretty cool to have the chance at so many. I got picture with Julie Kagawa and Caragh O’Brien.


At the end of the day I stopped by my hotel room and then headed back out. One of the things014 I wanted to do while in NY was make it to Central Park. It was a bit of a walk from my hotel, not too bad but silly me I didn’t check my camera battery before I left. Once I got to Central Park and took a couple of photos it looked like it was about to die. I was determined though to find one thing that I wanted a picture of, the Alice in Wonderland sculpture. It was wonderful! I was thrilled when I found it.


One my way back to the hotel I looked for something easy for dinner. What I had found crazy was that I really couldn’t find Dr. Pepper anywhere. If you know me at all then you know that Dr. Pepper is my main drink. I’ve been trying to not have so much but still I was needing a fix. I saw a McDonalds and thought of all places they would probably have it. I was wrong. All I found was coke, sprite and water stuff. So, no DP the day before and now none today which is kind of hard when you are used to at least one a day. Craziness but still a good day.

City girl for a couple of days

016I can’t believe it. I actually made it to New York. It is a place that I have always wanted to go at least once. I have a list of places both in the states and international. Something that made this trip even better was that for the first time I was going to BEA (Book Expo America). This was something that was going to have 750+ authors, 1,000 exhibitors.

My first day in New York started with me leaving the airport heading for my hotel praying for my life that I even make it to the hotel. I just thought drivers were crazy in Arkansas, they are nothing compared to New 019York drivers. Everyone starts to merge and expects the other side to simple let them in and everyone seems to really like to use the car horns. Simply crazy times and in a way I haven’t been in a vehicle that has been in an accident, yet.

One of the things I really wanted to do was go to The Empire State Building. It was pretty cool to be up that high and walk around. I got to end my first day having dinner with some lovely ladies at Cara Mia.