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Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout #TrailerReveal #DaemonInvasion

We are beyond thrilled to bring you all the Trailer Reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout's OBLIVION! OBLIVION is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance being published by Entangled Teen, and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling LUX Series. It is being released on December 1st, 2015!! Watch the trailer then pre-order your copy today!

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Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black…

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can't stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy—a human—won't just place her in danger.It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen...

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Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Underneath Everything by Marcy Beller Paul #BookReview #Playlist #Giveaway

Underneath Everything
by Marcy Beller Paul
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: October 27th 2015

Mattie shouldn’t be at the bonfire. She should be finding new maps for her collection, hanging out with Kris, and steering clear of almost everyone else, especially Jolene. After all, Mattie and Kris dropped off the social scene the summer after sophomore year for a reason.

But now Mattie is a senior, and she’s sick of missing things. So here she is.

And there’s Jolene: Beautiful. Captivating. Just like the stories she wove. Mattie would know; she used to star in them. She and Jolene were best friends. Mattie has the scar on her palm to prove it, and Jolene has everything else, including Hudson.

But when Mattie runs into Hudson and gets a glimpse of what could have been, she decides to take it all back: the boyfriend, the friends, the life she was supposed to live. Problem is, Mattie can’t figure out where Jolene ends and she begins.

Because there’s something Mattie hasn’t told anyone—she walked away from Jolene over a year ago, but she never really left.

Poignant and provocative, Marcy Beller Paul’s debut novel tells the story of an intoxicating—and toxic—relationship that blurs the boundary between reality and fantasy, love and loyalty, friendship and obsession.

Underneath Everything is definitely a kind of strange book but also a lyrical book. I found the toxic friendship interesting. Did you ever have that friend that would get mad you had a boyfriend or new friends? That’s kind of the friendship going on here but to the extreme.

What to say about Mattie. When it was Mattie and Kris, I really liked her. When it was Mattie and Jolene or Mattie and Hudson something was off about her. You could feel her struggling to pull herself apart from who she is and who she felt she should be with them. Like she just couldn’t unwind herself from the relationships. She wanted to be who both Hudson and Jolene wanted her to be. I wasn’t necessarily fond of Mattie but she makes both bad and good decisions that everyone makes as a teenager. I’m pretty sure I’m not always likable myself.

Talk about a toxic personality with Jolene. She’s that friend that sucks the people around her dry in order to fill her own holes. There are many things in the story that are confusing about her. I think by the end of the book I still didn’t understand Jolene she liked to take people to the edge and never really showed herself. Mattie might be the only person she has ever cared about but at the same time I don’t know.

Kris was the only person I think I actually wholehearted liked. Hudson always felt like he was trying too hard, same with Bella. Kris had a plan and a goal and just wanted to get out of dodge. She genuinely cares about Mattie though. You can kind of see her trying to figure how to keep her above water without getting herself too involved in the tangled web of Jolene.

Mattie’s relationship with Jolene is what keeps the pages of the book turning. I was trying to figure it out half the time. Like do they want to be together do they not? The Hudson relationship doesn’t really feel real either. Like they were both trying to prove something by going out with him. It all leads up to the explosion at the end. It was like shaking a bottle of soda over and over and over until finally you know the pop just has to pop off.

Underneath Everything is kind of dark and twisted but also honest. I really did enjoy the writing style. I’m pretty sure Marcy Beller Paul can write a kickass murder thriller if she wanted to. She really gets how to do dark and lyrical. At times the book felt slow for me but I also think that is a personal struggle with contemporaries I have. Even when they are as interesting as this one was. I think I’m still trying to completely wrap my brain around it.


Marcy Beller Paul is a young adult author, former editor, and full-time mom who still has all the notes she passed in seventh grade (and knows how to fold them).

She graduated from Harvard University and lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children. Underneath Everything will be published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins, in Fall 2015. It is her first novel.

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Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep #BookReview #Playlist #Giveaway

Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade #2)
by Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensington
Release Date: October 27th 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Magic, Supernatural,

Something Wicked This Way Comes...

As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there's no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.

Even though he's my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what's supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious "accidents," it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.

As if I didn't have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone's going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing's for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else...

 

Dark Heart of Magic is great second book in the Black Blade series. With Lila now secure in a family it’s time to figure out what Victor Draconi is really up to. With the addition of some new characters and the Tournament of Blades, the book keeps the ball rolling and the reader engaged.

I love tournament settings, especially when magic is involved. There always seems to be murder and mayhem at those sort of things. I’d probably be just as excited as the contenders. Of course poor Lila is not so happy to have the honor to duel. It’s a great way to show off individual characters talents. Which is exactly what happens. Plus strange deaths and a suspicious happening at the beginning of the tournament leads to a little bit of a side mystery that ends connecting to the major story. It kept me turning the pages to find what is going on.

I wish there was more Lila and Devon time but don’t worry you won’t be disappointed in the time they do have together. I definitely ship them. They are just a cute couple with Devon being strong but kind and caring. Then Lila who is such a badass and has a hard time dealing with the fact that she doesn’t have to do everything on her own. It’s a good guy likes bad girl scenario.

Oh Lila, she is so badass. She’s a little bit more mellow in this book, not necessarily lashing out at anyone. We actually find out more about her mom and dad, which proves to be really interesting.Of course Lila is still investigating Victor as well in order to extract revenge and protect the people she has come to care about.

I really like all the characters. Claudia is such an awesome mob boss, I love that she is running it all while looking flawless. Plus I really like her relationship with Lila. They function more like partners then they do boss and employee. Claudia has a lot of faith in Lila and Lila has a lot of respect for Claudia.

I really enjoyed Dark Heart of Magic. I didn’t feel like there was as much monster lore in it but the tournament made it really interesting. I like the setup of the plot where each book has a side story that feeds into the major storyline. It makes it so you don’t end up with any kind of slump. I’m actually kind of still stuck in the world and I need more Lila and Devon!!



Jennifer Estep is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin adult urban fantasy series for Pocket. Books in the series are SPIDER'S BITE, WEB OF LIES, VENOM, TANGLED THREADS, SPIDER'S REVENGE, BY A THREAD, and WIDOW'S WEB. THREAD OF DEATH, an e-novella, is also available.

HAINTS AND HOBWEBS: AN ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN SHORT STORY can be found in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF GHOST ROMANCE.

DEADLY STING, the eighth book, is set to be released on March 26, 2013.

Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington.

Books in the series are TOUCH OF FROST, KISS OF FROST, and DARK FROST. CRIMSON FROST, the fourth book, is set to be released on Dec. 24, 2012.

FIRST FROST, a prequel e-story to the series, is available as a download. HALLOWEEN FROST, an e-short story, is available in the ENTANGLED e-anthology.

Jennifer is also the author of the Bigtime paranormal romance series. Books in the superhero-themed series are KARMA GIRL, HOT MAMA, JINX, and NIGHTINGALE. A KARMA GIRL CHRISTMAS, an e-story, is also available.

Excerpts, free short stories, and more information on Jennifer's books can be found athttp://www.jenniferestep.com.



Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall #BookReview #Giveaway


Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: October 20th 2015
Genres: Romance, Young Adult

The author of A Little Something Different brings you the most adorkable romance ever.

Jane, a superstitious fangirl, takes an anonymous babysitting job to avoid an unpaid internship with her college-obsessed mom. The only problem? She’s babysitting the siblings of her childhood friend and new crush, Teo.

Teo doesn’t dislike Jane, but his best friend Ravi hates her, and is determined to keep them apart. So Teo’s pretty sure his plans for a peaceful summer are shot. His only hope is that his intermittent search for his birth father will finally pan out and he’ll find a new, less awkward home. Meanwhile, at Jane’s house, her sister Margo wants to come out as bisexual, but she’s terrified of how her parents will react.

In a summer filled with secrets and questions, even Jane’s Magic 8 ball can’t give them clear answers, but Signs Point to Yes.


All Signs Point to Yes is a fun and light romance. With completely adorable leading couple.

Jane is a funny character. I like that she isn’t exactly motivated to go out and get ready for college. School isn’t for everyone and sometimes you have to get into college and take classes you want to take before you enjoy it. Not speaking from experience or anything. Like I would think Jane could totally flourish in a creative writing class even though she doesn’t think so. Especially since it seems like Fanfics are such a great stepping off point when writing. Plus seriously she writes fanfics, that’s awesome. I love how she seems secure in her nerdiness. Like ya I roll with the band geeks what about it.

Teo is cute because he is so sweet. Plus he is so good with his sisters. His attachment to Ravi is kind of interesting. I thought for a minute maybe Ravi didn’t like Jane because she was moving in on his territory. I think he was more of a reason why Teo and Jane hadn’t gotten together before.

I really loved the kinship of Jane and Margo. They are what having a sister is all about. They get frustrated with the other antics and when they use their stuff, like the car. They are there to support one another and give advice about different things. I wished Margo’s character was flushed out a bit more. I think we get to know her on the surface but her issue of coming out seemed to fall to the back burner in favor of Jane and Teo’s story. If Margo had not been one of the POVs I wouldn’t have expected more.

Teo and Jane are super adorable. I loved how they come together and all their awkward instances. Especially when they aren’t afraid to mention wanting to melt through the floor or second guessing if they should have kissed. It’s really cute to see. I didn’t feel like the plot itself was particularly heavy as far as conflict. Teo is looking for his dad and Jane is dealing with a babysitting job and avoiding college discussions. It’s nothing that gets to emotional or digs at your soul but it’s fun and light hearted. Which I like to have every once in awhile. It made me smile and think that was cute when I finished.

So if you are looking for a sweet, fun romance that isn’t to heavy on the issues. Look no further this a great book for you.

Sandy Hall 
I’m a teen librarian from New Jersey where I was born and raised. I have a BA in Communication and a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. When I’m not writing, or teen librarian-ing, I enjoy reading, slot machines, marathoning TV shows, and long scrolls through Tumblr. A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT is my first novel.



Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown Release Celebration #Giveaway

Velvet Undercover By Teri Brown
Release Day Celebration October 20th, 2015

VELVET UNDERCOVER
Author: Teri Brown
Release Date: October 20th, 2015
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Perfect for fans of Jennifer Donnelly and Libba Bray comes this page-turning historical spy thriller from Teri Brown, author of the Born of Illusion series.
Samantha Donaldson's family has always done its duty for the British Crown. In the midst of World War I, seventeen-year-old Sam follows in their footsteps, serving her country from the homefront as a messenger for the intelligence organization MI5. After her father disappears on a diplomatic mission, she continues their studies of languages, mathematics, and complex puzzles, hoping to make him proud.
When Sam is asked to join the famed women's spy group La Dame Blanche, she's torn—while this could be an unbelievable adventure, how can she abandon her mother, who has already lost a husband? But when her handlers reveal shocking news, Sam realizes she can't refuse the exciting and dangerous opportunity.
Her acceptance leads her straight into the heart of enemy territory on a mission to extract the most valuable British spy embedded in Germany, known only as Velvet. Deep undercover in the court of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Sam must navigate the labyrinthine palace and its many glamorous—and secretive—residents to complete her assignment. To make matters worse she must fight a forbidden attraction to the enemy—a dangerously handsome German guard. In a place where personal politics are treacherously entangled in wartime policy, can Sam find Velvet before it's too late . . . for them both?
A thrilling story of one girl's journey into a deadly world of spy craft and betrayal—with unforgettable consequences.


PRAISE FOR VELVET UNDERCOVER

“A slow-burning tale of espionage and deceit that explores the complexities and moral uncertainties of war.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A taut and swiftly paced historical spy mystery, filled with suspense and surprising plot twists...A great fit for fans of Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity.” (School Library Journal)
"Clever, impetuous Samantha Donaldson is a delight to follow through the murky world of the German court in this twisty tale of espionage and forbidden romance.” Katherine Longshore, author of Gilt, Tarnish

"Brown's latest is a pulse-racing, whip-smart thriller that kept me guessing until the end."
—Cat Winters, Morris Award Finalist for In the Shadow of Blackbirds


Well behaved women rarely make history. Teri Brown lived that quote way before she ever even heard it. The two things she is most proud of, (besides her children), is that she jumped out of an airplane once and beat the original Legend of Zelda video game.  She's a novel writer, head banger, pet keeper, math hater, cocktail drinker, booty shaker, book reader, city slicker, food fixer, rule breaker, wine sipper and word scribbler. She loves her husband, children, puppies and chocolate.

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- One signed hardback copy of Born of Illusion
- One signed hardback copy of Born of Deception
- One drawstring spygirls bag from the International Spy Museum
- One tablet of spy paper that dissolves when wet
- One password required lock and key journal
- Two black light spy pens
- One pair of brass spyglasses with brass rope chain (Perfect for spying!)
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The Collectors' Society Encyclopedia Release Day #Giveaway

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We are so excited to share Heather Lyons' THE COLLECTORS' SOCIETY ENCYCLOPEDIA with you today! THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY ENCYCLOPEDIA is a compendium to the Collectors' Society Series and includes a wide range of character stories, facts and little known tidbits. It’s a must for the true collector in all of us. The books in The Collectors’ Society Series are Adult Romantic Fairy Tales, full of adventure and fantasy.


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About THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY ENCYCLOPEDIA:
CLASSIFIED MATERIAL
If you are reading this dossier, you have been granted Level Three clearance within the Collectors’ Society. Included in these pages are snippets from multiple key agent files as well as those on persons of interest. Please keep in mind that this compendium is considered highly sensitive and is illegal to share with anyone outside of your clearance. It is not to be removed from the Institute.
Happy reading!
—The Librarian
For those previously introduced to the mysterious Collectors’ Society and its mission, eager to discover more, The Collectors’ Society Encyclopedia is the perfect full-color companion piece to the series. Within are detailed entries elaborating upon various agents and employees as well as key villains suspected of targeting and destroying Timelines. Backstories, relationships, secrets, and clues are revealed alongside a thorough bibliography of important Timelines and their designations. Profiles are also included of the Institute in New York City as well as Wonderland. Society fans and lovers of classic literature will undoubtedly delight in unraveling the secrets that lay within these pages.

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THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY

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THE HIDDEN LIBRARY

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Heather Lyons writes epic, heartfelt love stories and has always had a thing for words. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.





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Fates Divided by Jules Barnard #BookReview #Playlist #Giveaway

Fates Divided (Halven Rising #1)
by Jules Barnard
Release Date: August 31st 2015

Elena Rosales has busted her ass to get into a good college. She’s the only one in her family ever to attend, and expectations are high. No pressure. But Elena’s got this one in the bag, because she’s as dependable as the molecules she studies, as reliable as the chemical reactions that comfort her in their predictability. Until they don’t.

Elena has always wondered why her mother abandoned her on her first birthday. It’s not until she turns eighteen and her chemistry experiments go berserk that she learns the truth: Her mother wasn’t human, and the Fae are willing to harm those Elena loves if she doesn’t use her power over the elements to cure them of a deadly disease.

Derek, Elena’s brooding neighbor, isn’t the friendliest guy, but he has access to an off-hours lab and is willing to help Elena create the antivirus. He has his own secrets to keep, and this business Elena is mixed up in could blow his cover. But when Elena and Derek get together, more than chemicals spark fire—and they soon discover just how complicated attraction can get when they find themselves on the other side of the portal, fighting for survival. Lives collide, and allegiance and love are tested, in Fates Divided.

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In the Halven Rising Series, love and ancient allegiances are threatened when the worlds of Fae and Halven collide. Each Halven Rising novel features a different couple and may be read as a standalone, but an overreaching story arc connects the books, so it’s fun to read them in order.

Fates Divided has a great mix of Science and Fae. Yep sounds strange but it works. In a race to find a cure to stop a virus that only kills purebloods. Elena finds herself in the middle of a war that she never wanted to be part of. This is a fun and different take on the world of Fae.

I love that Elena is not mixed just because she is half Fae but because she is half latina. Plus I want to eat all the food she talks about. She’s very sassy and smart. I love that she is majorly into science and loves working in the lab. I wanted to high five her. She has some definite insecurities which make me mad at one point in the book when dealing with Derek but what person doesn’t. I also really like how close Elena is with her family and how important they are to her.

Derek, that perfect mix of guy to make a book boyfriend. He has a perfect blend from his parents that make him a bad boy with a good heart. He’s not even necessarily a bad boy, he’s a science genius (I love smart guys) but he doesn’t like people to be close to him. Once you break past his exterior he has oodles of charm and is just adorable. I love him.

Keen is the bodyguard/funny man. I’m kidding he’s not necessarily that but he does give the book some comic relief in a he’s a Fae and thinks he’s superior way. I ended up really liking Keen and was worried about him when they left Emain.

I loved the plot of Fates Divided. The Science mixed with Paranormal, the unstoppable virius, the way the Fae world intertwines with the human realm and of course the Halven. I thought each piece was explored properly as well. My only drawback was that it felt like it took to long to get to things. I don’t even think slow is the word I’m looking for but it just felt some things might have been able to be condensed. The book never stopped being interesting. So it’s a small thing and like I said it’s a great story.

Science and Fae, that’s what sold me on the book. Plus I really love the world that is created both in the human realm and Fae realm. I think if you are fan of either type of story you should give the book a go.


Before turning to storytelling, Jules earned a master's degree in public health and spent many an hour running statistical analysis--until she realized her favorite part of the job was writing reports. She decided to cut out the math and add in some hot guys, and so began her career as a novelist.
Jules is a Northern California native living on the coast with her husband and two children. She has no impulse control around cupcakes and credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.

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Forget Tomrrow by Pintip Dunn Trailer #JointheFight @entangledteen

I'm really excited for all the Sci-Fi I've been hearing about. It's one of my favorite Genres. Yay Science so I wanted to share the trailer for Forget Tomorrow. Can't wait to share my thoughts on the book with you too!



Forget Tomorrow (Forget Tomorrow Series #1)
by Pintip Dunn
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: November 3rd 2015 by Entangled: Teen

Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided...by your future self.

It's Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they're meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.

Or in Callie's case, a criminal.

In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a hellish prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes.

But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie, herself.