Friday, October 20, 2017

NERD BLAST: Black Moon Rising by D.J. MacHale


Hey there!!! We have an awesome Nerd Blast for D.J. MacHale's Black Moon Rising, the second book in The Library series, that's closing today! So don't miss out! And... Don't miss out on the cool blast-wide giveaway! Check it out and grab your copy today!



Genre:
Middle Grade
Mystery/Horror Adventure
Series:
The Library, #2
Publish Date:
October 3, 2017
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers

Synopsis:

The next fast-paced, thrilling adventure from bestselling author D.J. MacHale! Check out a book and fall under its spell . . . literally.

Marcus is an agent of the Library--a place filled with tales that don't have an ending. Mysteries that won't be solved until Marcus and his friends Theo and Lu step in to finish them. Before it's too late.

Because mysterious accidents are disturbing a middle school in Massachusetts. Windows shatter for no reason. Bleachers collapse at a pep rally. Most of the students think they're just having a string of bad luck, but Marcus suspects something a lot more dangerous. Something like witchcraft. When the black moon rises, this story must come to an end . . . one way or another.


       

Sequel to:
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Previously titled:
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**About the Author**
Photo Content from D.J. MacHale
D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies. As an author, his ten-volume book series: Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure Through Time and Space became a New York Times #1 bestseller.

He was raised in Greenwich, CT where he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm; engraving trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse…in between playing football and running track. D.J. graduated from New York University where he received a BFA in film production.

His film-making career began in New York where he worked as a freelance writer/director making corporate videos and television commercials.

D.J. broke into the entertainment business by writing several ABC Afterschool Specials. As co-creator of the popular Nickelodeon series: Are You Afraid of the Dark?, he produced all 91 episodes. D.J. also wrote and directed the movie Tower of Terror for ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney. The Showtime series Chris Cross was co-created, written and produced by D.J. It received the CableAce award for Best Youth Series.

D.J. created and produced the Discovery Kids/NBC television series Flight 29 Down. He wrote every episode and directed several. His work on Flight 29 Down earned him the Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Children’s Script and a Directors Guild of America award nomination.

Other notable television writing credits include the ABC Afterschool Special titled Seasonal Differences; the pilot for the long-running PBS/CBS series Ghostwriter; and the HBO series Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective for which he received a CableAce nomination for writing.

In print, D.J. also authored the supernatural Morpheus Road trilogy; a whimsical picture book The Monster Princess; and The SYLO Chronicles, a thrilling sci-fi trilogy. He also wrote Voyagers: Project Alpha, the first of a six book science fiction adventure.

D.J.’s newest book series is The Library, a spooky middle-grade anthology about a mysterious library filled with unfinished supernatural tales, and the daring young people who must complete them.

D.J. lives in Southern California with his wife Evangeline and daughter Keaton. They are avid backpackers, scuba divers and skiers. Rounding out the household is a spoiled golden retriever named Casey and an equally spoiled tuxedo cat named Jinx.

Stay connected with D.J. MacHale
    

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Forever Cursed by Sarah J. Pepper


Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Sarah J. Pepper's Forever Cursed, the second installment in the Never Ever series! Today, on our stop, we have my thoughts on this second installment in the Never Ever series! We even have a short excerpt! So... Check it out and grab your copy today!

Dive into a dark and twisty retelling of the Peter Pan fairytale!!!

Genre:
New Adult
Dark Fantasy Romance
Fairytale Retelling
Series:
Never Ever, #2
Publish Date:
October 10, 2017
Publisher:
Neximus Publishing

Photographer:
Wilcoxon Photography
Makeup:
Platinum Imagination Hair and Makeup

Synopsis:
Captain James

Peter may as well be imprisoned on Neverland with us for he consumes Miss Bell’s thoughts, stealing her away from me. His retaliation is a constant threat of which we cannot escape. Even so, that pathetic excuse of a man is the least of my worries. Corrupt and vile creatures rule this tiny spit of land, brought here by fairies, by Miss Bell.

Whether she admits it or not, she needs my protection. Yet, I catch her glancing at my severed arm with pity in her eyes. She thinks of me as weak, injured, and any number of inadequacies. Feck. I will not stand for it! I will protect her, even if it costs me my life.

Miss Bell

Captain James makes no attempt to shield the darkness harbored in his eyes, like he wants me—needs me—to see what most people do. Ruthlessness. Turmoil. Devastation.

“Remember that the same hand I use to caress your delicate skin has been stained with the blood of my enemies,” he says, cupping my cheek. “Do not assume my affection for you is something others have experienced. Understood, Miss Bell?”

I understand. Hell, I am counting on it. Peter would rather see me dead than in the arms of another, and I have no intention of dying—especially not when Captain James makes me feel so alive.


    
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*Excerpt*

“Oh, Miss Bell. You’ve showed me your darkness in a starless night, I’ve felt your love in the most hopeless situations. Your silent cry still echoes in my mind, resonating the guilt you carry in your delicate heart. Without a doubt, I have seen the beauty you leave in your wake.”

 

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Sequel to:
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**About the Author**
Award Winning Author, Sarah J. Pepper, specializes in fantasy and paranormal romance. She unveils the beauty of love in her new adult/young adult novels. Her works envelope dark, paranormal romance - think "happy ever after" but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn't only filled with hugs, kisses, bunnies, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It's in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of - both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn't always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn't mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?

Stay connected with Sarah J. Pepper
      

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*My Thoughts*

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Okay... Whoa! Can this series get even more dark and twisty?!? Forever Cursed continues the story of our favorite characters in this Peter pan retelling. There's depth in Sarah's storytelling of these two characters in this second installment of the series. We dive so much more into their lives, past and present. We find the complexities of their personalities. We are introduced to other new characters as well that are intertwined in their lives... in one way or another. Yup! This second book in the Never Ever series has taken the story of these characters to another level.

Sarah's skillful writing creates an incredibly fascinating, yet dark, setting that just makes the "hairs on my arm" stand on end...lol! It's not just dark and twisty, the characters are sassy and sexy, yet strong, independent, and passionate. And, seriously, was that sexual tension that was just exuding right out of the "pages" of this book!?! Seriously!?! Right!?! Haha... How can you NOT get captivated by these characters?!? Then, there are the other characters!!??!! There are so much more possibilities to their stories as well!

Wow! I continue to get absorbed and thrilled about this series! I don't know, but Forever Cursed is a fast-paced, action/adventure, dark romance that just is brewing with so much intrigue and...ahem... sexual tension. Do I need to say more?!? Ha!

I'm ready for more, Sarah!!! 😊

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