Friday, January 19, 2018

Movie Blitz- Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

Guys! I am SO excited for this post, because I loved reading Forever My Girl way back in 2012, my review of which is right here. This story has stayed with me, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it's transformed on the big screen. 



Title: Forever My Girl 

Author: Heidi McLaughlin Production Company: Roadside Flix In theaters on January 19, 2018

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FOREVER MY GIRL will release in theaters on January 19, 2018

I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. 

I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I’ve poured my soul into my music, but I’ve never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile. 


And now I’m going back. After ten years. I hope I can explain that after all this time. I still want her to be my forever girl.

Official Teaser

 



Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers. 

Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot. 

When she's isn't writing one of the many stories planned for release, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games. 

Heidi's first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Roth, in theaters January 19, 2018. 

To stay connected with Heidi visit Facebook or author website

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cover Reveal- Recovered by Jay Crownover


From New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover comes RECOVERED, a standalone contemporary romance that will keep you turning the pages long into the night! Check out the amazing cover below, and order your copy today!

   

Cover Design by Hang Le

About RECOVERED (Coming 3/27/18):

It was hate at first sight...

Affton

I hated Cable James McCaffrey.

He was entitled, spoiled, a user…and an addict.

He was out of control and didn’t bother trying to hide it.

He had everything anyone could want but still seemed miserable and lost.

Every move he made, every mistake he stumbled his way through, rubbed me the wrong way. However, I couldn’t stop myself from trying to save him from himself when no one else would. In the sweltering heat of the summer, Cable taught me that having it all means nothing if you can’t have the one thing you want more than anything else.

Cable

I was obsessed with Affton Reed.

She was rigid, uptight, and no fun. There was something about her innate goodness that called to me.

She acted like she was above all the normal faults and failures that clung to the rest of us like the scent of smoke after a fire.

I was infatuated with her, but that didn’t stop me from acting like she didn’t exist.

In the scorching heat of summer, Affton taught me that there is always a way back from the brink of despair. She showed me that the trick to having it all was realizing that it was already there, in my hands. All I had to do was hold onto it.

The road to recovery is full of twists and turns no matter who is in the driver’s seat.


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  About Jay Crownover: Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.          

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday #221

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spines, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. 

Pretty Little Killers (The Keepers #1) by Rita Herron 
Publication date- February 20th 2018


Goodreads Summary:

The predators become prey in a breathless novel of revenge from a USA Today bestselling author.

Still haunted by his wife’s murder—and stained by the blood of avenging it—FBI special agent Hatcher McGee can’t believe he’s being teamed up with rookie agent Korine Davenport. She is his most guilty secret—the one-night stand who almost cost him everything.

Korine has her own demons. As a child, she witnessed her father’s murder, and she’s spent her life waiting for the killer’s return. She and Hatcher are both looking for closure, but the disturbing case that draws them together could be their last.

When the mutilated body of a corrupt Savannah judge surfaces, Hatcher and Korine find themselves on the trail of a vigilante who is showing no mercy. Not for the predators who’ve gone free. And not for anyone who gets in the way.

As the body count rises, and as Hatcher’s and Korine’s own pasts unfold, they must risk their lives tracking a killer they’ve come to understand all too well. After all, the ends justify the means.

This book sounds very interesting and has me intrigued, so I'll be keeping an eye out for it. 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Review- Scoring with the Wrong Twin by Naima Simone

Summary-

Shy, awkward Sophia Cruz has a hard time telling her vivacious identical twin “no.” But when her sister begs her to swap places for a modeling shoot, she caves … again. Then Zephirin Black walks onto the set. The brooding, aloof, and gorgeous tight end for the Washington Warriors. But she can keep it professional… She has to. Because the adorkable Cruz twin has no luck with guys once they compare her to her sister. 

After a bad break-up, Zeph hasn’t been big on second chances—and even less with trust. But he finds himself giving please-call-me-by-my-middle-name-Sophia both. The woman he’d dismissed as a spoiled cover model is different from the first time he met her. Quirkier. Funnier. Definitely sexier. What started as one night turns into another…and another…and another…

Still, Sophia can’t go on keeping her secret from him. But telling Zeph the truth will mean losing him for good.


Release date: January 15th, 2018
Published by: Entangled Publishing
Page numbers: 236

Review-

Scoring with the Wrong Twin by Naima Simone was a book I impulsively hit request on on Netgalley after reading the summary. The plot sounded nice and it had elements which made for the kind of romance I usually end up enjoying. Some things were pretty unrealistic but then again this is fiction and overall the book was enjoyable.

Let's start with Sophia. Sophia is the shy awkward twin. She is more into creating things such as apps on the computer than making herself look model like and pretty like her twin sister. When Sophia's sister needs her to stand in her place Sophia agrees for it as a one time deal. What she doesn't expect is the chemistry she has with Zeph, the tight end for the Washington Warriors.

Zeph has known what it feels like to be betrayed by a loved one. He is not into giving second chances and is already wary of anyone who claims to love him. When Zeph meets Sophia he expects a spoiled model but what he finds is a gorgeous girl with a refreshing personality. Zeph doesn't want a relationship at first but the more he gets to know Sophia the more he wants her.

The author has done a great job of showcasing the chemistry between Zeph and Sophia. They were genuinely attracted to each other and it was there for all to see. Sophia was keeping a big secret from Zeph and when it comes out it definitely explodes but you can see that she has her reasons behind it.

Naima Simone has done a great job of fleshing out the characters with their personalities. Sophia and Zeph both have insecurities and vulnerabilities. It was nice to see them work through their issues to be together in the end. Zeph also had a great group of friends and there was definitely something going on between a few of them. Maybe we'll get a book for someone. All in all you Scoring with the Wrong Twin was a quick romance. 

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.



 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Release Day Blitz- Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

 

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BLURB:
My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.  

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s.  Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.  

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter.  Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us.  His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off.  But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room.  The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby.  Our attraction hadn't dulled one bit.  After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time.  So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner.  The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city.  He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems. 

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

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About the Author:
Vi Keeland


 Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in nineteen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.



Friday, January 12, 2018

Author Interview + Giveaway- The Shadow of Darkness by Priyanka Baranwal

Hello, guys! Today on the blog, we have author Priyanka Baranwal, who has written It's Never Too Late, but today, we're going to talk about her latest, The Shadow of Darkness, book #2 of the same. So without much ado, let's get to know the book and the author. Also, Priyanka has kindly offered to give away one copy of her book to one lucky Indian reader, so make sure you take part in the giveaway at the end. 


ABOUT THE BOOK: 

When Maya fought two criminals one night and saved herself and her five year old daughter, Sejal, she thought the worst was over. But was it really? Or, there could be something worse than the worst? The childhood trauma that little Sejal did not deserve resulted in nightmares, trust issues and bizarre habits. Even after thirteen long years, the night continues to haunt and debilitate her senses with its magnificence, and as if it wasn’t enough, an encounter with the remains of past slips her deep into a treacherous darkness.

Sejal has a loving family, a comfortable life yet disappointment is the only thing now echoing inside her. Will its shadow ever leave her side? Then we see a shining light in the dark brooding sky – Kartik. Is he the answer to her quest of peace? Will Sejal be able to find love, strong enough to fight all odds and bring her out from the darkness? Will the light of hope win over its foes?

The Shadow of Darkness holds answer to every question.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: 

Hi, Priyanka! Welcome to The Readdicts Book Blog. We’re happy to have you here and we hope you have a fun time answering our questions!

·         Tell us about your book.

My book ‘The Shadow of Darkness’ (It ends where it was started) is the story of self-discovery in the darkest of times. It’s main theme is to convey that with love and hope, we can win any challenge.
My protagonist is a college going student, Sejal. She is beautiful, intelligent and a sensitive person. She has a lovely family, and a best friend. Loves to watch movies and going out. She is like any other girl but her story is like no other.
She was traumatized in her childhood, when she was merely five year old.
In ‘The Shadow of Darkness’, the story leaps forward thirteen years later where Sejal is now eighteen years old. She has grown as has the trauma but in modified versions. While she still has nightmares, she can deal now better with people and relatives who still try to evoke the painful memory. Sometimes she wins, sometimes it’s hard. Readers would definitely relate to her challenges.  
I have put Sejal in her teenage years and have done the best of my research to portray how a person, who was inhumanely traumatized in her childhood, might deal with her issues in later years.
You know, Sarika? Memories fade but scars make their presence feel at some point or another. Scars can be on the body as well as on the soul and The Shadow of Darkness is the story of a scarred soul.
But for me, Sejal is not a victim. She is a survivor instead, fighting with her issues in daily life and finding strength in family and friendship is something we all need and do. And then comes Kartik, her male counterpart. Each time they meet, things never remain the same. Even as their creator, the chemistry growing between them was very interesting to watch. If there is any other couple I personally like apart from Maya and Rajat, it’d doubtlessly be Sejal and Kartik. Their interactions are actually very refreshing on a natural take.
But things turn dark when the past brutally decides to confront Sejal having been encouraged by the ugly emotion called revenge. After that, the story takes turn in ways that readers will find it even more engaging. Throughout the story and since the beginning, the readers will find the immense magic of love and affection. Kartik is one character to invoke inspiration, courage and pure love.
At the end, I’d say that ‘The Shadow of Darkness’ is a book that will help create awareness about the silent monster called Childhood trauma. Life is good and meaningful despite of failures and disappointments,. And above all, it tells us that with love and hope, anything is possible.

·         What inspired you to write your book?

My first book, It’s Never Too Late! I had portrayed Maya’s struggle and aftermath from her perspective but for Sejal, I had to share her story too. She was the minor that time and also the second biggest recipient of the brutality of the attack. And when a child gets traumatized, the repercussions can be horrible! The child sure grows into an adult but the trauma stays. If not treated on time, the memories can haunt forever. It’d be unfair on my part to not to lend focus on Sejal. So the idea was all along since the time of writing my first book.
Childhood trauma is not unusual. People just don’t talk about it because they are either unaware of it or they feel ashamed of the episode. But I’ll say, they should talk! They should not let cases of abuse such as physical, and sexual abuse etc. hide behind the walls. We are in a greater need to slice open this matter now. Because one of my characters from my upcoming novel Diya says,
Sharing helps!
My protagonist, Sejal, finds it difficult to share her issues with parents but she does it with her best friend, Diya. Sharing with friends comes easy some times. And when love comes along your path, miracles happen. Kartik is a character to fall in love with.

·         Tell us why readers should pick up your book.

Okay! I’ll give you five reasons not to pick ‘The Shadow of Darkness’.
1.      If you have already won all the challenges in life.
2.      If you don’t believe in family and friendship.
3.      If love is a waste emotion for you.
4.      You hate reading.
5.      If you don’t wish to stay abreast with the knowledge called Childhood trauma and don’t wish to help someone (or yourself, in case) suffering from it.
Now I’ll give you 5 reasons to pick it up.
1.      Because it talks about a subject that’s a taboo – Childhood trauma – and once you know about it, you will feel closer to human emotions.
2.      Because the book proves the magic of love; that with love comes indomitable hope. Put them together and you can do anything.
3.      Because it’s very foundation is based on the strongest of emotions such as family and friendship
4.      Because it’s a book that will encourage you to find hope in yourself when things look unfavourable.
5.      Because it can be the next best book to read

·         Why did you decide to write on childhood trauma and how impactful do you feel your book would be in creating awareness about the topic? 

Not only Sejal’s story but at the end of the book, you will find a gist on Childhood trauma too. Since Child Abuse is an immense epart of childhood trauma, I have also talked about its nature, types, symptoms and especially, how to deal with it or how to help someone deal with it. If you go through the description, you will understand many nuances of the subject. I have also debunked around 21 myths related to childhood abuse.

I have done my research pretty well which can be understood by the Reference section.

In a way, the book is a mixture of fiction as well as non-fiction since it tells a story and lays facts.

·         Did your own childhood play an important role in writing the book? 

I had a happy childhood. So that made me understand its importance and how a kid would feel when it isn’t happy. The contradiction sure helped me.

Thank you for your lovely questions. Your visitors can get in touch with me on my pages:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 


Priyanka Baranwal has authored It’s Never Too Late...to fight against your biggest enemy: Fear.  She loves reading, writing, blogging, poetry, playing Guitar, music, travelling, and jogging. She is also the owner of Pick’A Book Club - For Kids which she runs from home. The club has been founded in order to instil love for book reading in kids. The Shadow of Darkness is her second book.
Priyanka currently lives in Bangalore. 

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GIVEAWAY: 

One copy of the book is up for grabs, and the rules are very easy: 

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*The giveaway is open for residents of India only. 
*Once the winner is picked, they will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond, or else, we'll be compelled to pick a new winner. 
*The book will be shipped by the author. 


I hope you enjoyed the post and are looking forward to reading Priyanka's book! Happy reading, and thank you for stopping by. 



Thursday, January 11, 2018

Blog Tour- Illustrations + Giveaway: The Phantom of New York, Volume 1 - Peter and the Crown by A.L. Janney


Genre: MG/YA Adventure
Release Date: December 2017




Summary:


'This is a story about vigilantes and magic.
About prophecy and hope.
About a boy and his hotel.

When twelve-year-old Peter Constantine wakes up in the Crown Hotel with a new identity, life is over as he knows it. But perhaps that’s not such a bad thing… 

A dangerous man Peter only knows as “The Client” is after his family, so they’ve relocated to New York City. With help from unlikely friends living at the glamorous hotel, including the ghost on the tenth floor, Peter's new life begins. Soon, however, he learns of a plot to destroy his new home, a plot only the Phantom can foil.

Peter and the Crown is the first book in the Phantom of New York series, an adventure for readers aged ten and up. If you like smart, funny characters and “can’t put it down” escapades, then you’ll love Alan Janney’s Phantom of New York series.'

Illustrations: 



About the Author:



Winner of the 2016 National Indie Excellence Award!
You work hard.

I write adventures.

Let me entertain you.
My favorite adventurers: Ender, Frodo and Sam, Rand, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, Katniss, Spenser, Peter and Alicia and Amy (from The Passage), Jack Ryan, Dirk Pitt, and many others, including my two sons and my super hot wife.

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