Blog Tour: Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis | Teaser | Giveaway

Welcome to our stop on Rise tour for Jennifer Anne Davis! This tour is hosted by Good Choice Reading Tour!

The Order of the Krigers #1
Author: Jennifer Anne Davis
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Released: May 17th 2016
Publisher: Month9Books

The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom’s only hope lies with the Order of the Krigers—twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons.

For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon. Now, only one remains.

Sixteen-year-old Kaia survives by keeping her head down and minding her own business. But when she finds herself in the middle of a public execution where the mysterious Morlet is in attendance, an odd compulsion she can’t resist comes over her.

Kaia looks into Morlet’s eyes.

Soon, an ancient power awakens and Kaia can no more blend into the scenery. Will she heed the call of the Krigers or will Morlet’s dark magic destroy the last of the Order?

Jennifer Anne Davis is the award-winning author of the bestselling TRUE REIGN series. After graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential, she married her high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three highly energetic children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.

Blog Tour: Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake | Teaser | Giveaway

Welcome to our stop on Suffer Love tour for Ashley Herring Blake. This tour is hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club Tours.

Suffer Love
Author: Ashley Herring Blake
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Released: May 3rd 2016
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Hadley St. Clair's life changed the day she came home to a front door covered in slips of paper, each of them revealing the ugly truth about her father. Now as her family falls apart in the wake of his year-long affair, Hadley wants everyone-her dad most of all-to leave her alone.

Then she meets Sam Bennett, a cute new boy who inexplicably "feels like home" to Hadley. Hadley and Sam's connection is undeniable, but Sam has a secret about his family that could ruin everything.

Funny and passionate, Suffer Love is a story about first love, family dysfunction, and the fickle hand of fate.

Ashley Herring Blake is a poet, teacher, and YA novelist. Her debut novel, SUFFER LOVE, follows two teens as they attempt to wade through an intense relationship complicated by their parents' infidelities. Ashley lives in Nashville, TN.


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Book Review: The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks

The Nameless City
The Nameless City #1
Author: Faith Erin Hicks
Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Fantasy
Released: April 5 2016
Review Source: First Second

Every nation that invades the City gives it a new name. But before long, new invaders arrive and the City changes hands once again. The natives don't let themselves get caught up in the unending wars. To them, their home is the Nameless City, and those who try to name it are forever outsiders.

Kaidu is one such outsider. He's a Dao born and bred--a member of the latest occupying nation. Rat is a native of the Nameless City. At first, she hates Kai for everything he stands for, but his love of his new home may be the one thing that can bring these two unlikely friends together. Let's hope so, because the fate of the Nameless City rests in their hands.

An unlikely friendship between two kids is formed when Kai finds out how good of a runner Rat is and wants to be trained at running and par core.  Divided by nations but brought together by the love of their city.

This was the first graphic novel I've read, to be honest. Sure I've flipped through all the super hero comics, but I never sat down and actually read them. So to sit down and read this one through was an experience for me. A good one, that it. I absolutely loved it. I'm use to reading a book and having the world described to me. So to read a book and see the world and only have to read the conversations that happen is such a great experience.

After attending the ECCC panel about Strong Women across the genres I was really excited to read this book. I wasn't disappointed. It was such an interesting book, I really can't wait for the sequel. The characters are fun and loving. Kai is the kid who just wants everyone to be friends - he understands there's a war happening for the city, but he'd like everyone in the city to unite and not be hateful towards one another. And Rat is the opposite, she believes what she's been taught. She's a native to The Nameless City and so she has a hatred for everyone that tries to conquer the city, until she becomes friends with Kai. Then she realizes that not everyone is bad, and her character arc is an interesting one to see through.

It was a quick read for me, and I loved that. I give it 4.5 stars because I feel that I wanted more of a story. I get that there's going to be a sequel but I was just dying for more. I wanted more info on everything and anything I can get info on in this story.

Trailer Thursday: The Crown by Kiera Cass - #CountdowntoTheCrown

The Crown
The Selection Series #5
Author: Kiera Cass
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen

Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series has captured the hearts of readers from its very first page. Now the end of the journey is here. Prepare to be swept off your feet by The Crown—the eagerly awaited, wonderfully romantic fifth and final book in the Selection series.

In The Heir, a new era dawned in the world of The Selection. Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own.

Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.

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Movie Review: Open Road Film's Mother's Day

Mother's Day
Release Date: April 29th 2016
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Story by: Lily Hollander, Matt Walker, Tom Hines, Garry Marshall
Screenplay by: Anya Kochoff Romano, Matt Walker, Tom Hines
Produced by: Mike Karz, Wayne Rice, Daniel Diamond, Brandt Andersen, Howard Burd, Mark DiSalle
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Timothy Olyphant, Hector Elizondo, Jack Whitehall
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for language and some suggestive material
Official Socials: Web | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
Hashtag: #MothersDayMovie
“Mother’s Day” is the latest star-studded ensemble comedy from director Garry Marshall (“Pretty Woman,” “Valentine’s Day”). Bringing together Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts along with Jason Sudeikis, it's a celebration of mothers everywhere. This big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.

The new Mother’s Day movie stands for the idea that Garry Marshall really does need to stop making his holiday movies.  Boom.  There it is.  I know. I usually try to soften the blow when I don’t care for a film.  I try to tell you what worked. I didn’t think that anything worked about Mother’s Day, and I don’t want any of you to take your moms to see it.

The formula of piecing together mini-stories is tired.  Some of the vignettes worked better than others.  The Julia Roberts vignette was entirely depressing.  The Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis vignettes were sort of a bummer, too.  The Kate Hudson story was somewhat cute, but also racially offensive. The Britt Robertson story seemed the most sincere out of the bunch.  As a whole, the mini-stories played like re-run sitcoms.  They were funny or cute the first time I saw them.  Now, I’m just trying to smile at the old punchlines.  There were even some forced references to Pretty Woman.  Those were obvious, awkward and landed more like pandering than anything else.  Yes, I loved Pretty Woman.  This isn’t that.

The whole thing felt uninspired.  All the clichés were there.  The younger wife isn’t very bright.  The older couple is close-minded (read that racist) and from Texas.  The ex-wife is bitter.  The career woman is cold.  This is 2016.  We should have come further than the same, tired, clichés.  Women deserve better.  Moms deserve a better comedy.  A film aimed at moms and the people who love them, needs to be better.

So, happy early Mother’s Day to all the moms reading this.  Happy early Mother's Day to all the people who love moms enough to read a review about a Mother’s Day film.  Wait for it to be on video if you’re curious to see this one.  Like the silk corsage I gave my mom to celebrate her one year, this film is fake, cheap and been done before.  I didn’t know better then.  If you still want to see Mother’s Day, it opens on April 29.   

#Miami Win Passes to #Neighbors2 @ AMC Sunset Place 5/17!

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Writers: Andrew Jay Cohen (as Andrew J. Cohen), Brendan O'Brien
Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne 
MPAA Rating: Rated R for crude sexual content including brief graphic nudity, language throughout, drug use and teen partying
Official Socials: Site | Facebook | Twitter | InstagramIMDb
Hashtag: ##Neighbors2
As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land; two renegades - Eric the Huntsman - who previously aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna, and his forbidden lover, Sara set out to stop them.


Once Upon A Twilight invites you and a guest to a special advance screening of Universal Pictures' NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING on Tuesday, April 19th 2016! Tell us your funniest neighbor prank for a chance to win one (admit two) of 20 e-pass.

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Blog Tour: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi | Interview | Giveaway

Welcome to our stop on The Star-Touched Queen tour for Roshani Chokshi. This tour is hosted by Rockstar Book Tour.

The Star-Touched Queen
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genres: Fantasy
Release Date: April 26th 2016
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar's wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire...

But Akaran has its own secrets -- thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most. . .including herself.

A lush and vivid story that is steeped in Indian folklore and mythology. The Star-Touched Queen is a novel that no reader will soon forget.


The world building in The Star Touched Queen is incredible. Can you tell me a little bit about how the idea behind it came about?
I’ve always been fascinated with magical worlds, in particular how we accessed these lands. When I was little, I loved the CHRONICLES OF NARNIA for the simplicity of its portal magic. Open a wardrobe: whole new country. Bam! In some folklore, fairyland is a place that’s just outside the realm of sleep. Sometimes the Otherworld lies atop the mortal plane, touching us but impossible to enter. When it came time to developing Maya and Amar’s world, I wanted to draw on all of those concepts of other lands. Hence, there’s mirrors that lead to different kingdoms in the palace of Akaran. The Night Bazaar is “on the other side of a moonbeam.” The numerous magical cities are stacked one upon the other. Like cake. Cake is, probably, my biggest motivation in writing. And life in general.

Was there a scene that didn't make it into the book that you wish had?
Yes…there was one scene I really loved writing. But I realize why we couldn’t use it. Nothing *happened* with it, it was just me having way too much fun describing a ship in the sky. Alas!

What’s the most interesting/exciting thing you’ve done in the name of research?
Maybe this is a super corny answer, but it’s the honest one, so I hope I don’t make anyone roll their eyes so aggressively they end up in a coma…BUT…the most interesting and exciting thing that helped my research was just living. I try to travel when I can. I try not to say no to new things (provided they don’t put me at risk for bodily harm, e.g. cage wrestling tigers would be a NOPE). I *love* talking to people wherever I am and I love hearing their stories. It’s inspiring! Living was my best research (WOW THAT IS CORNY, I AM SO SORRY).

What's your ideal environment for writing?
One of two things: either a room flooded with sunshine and utterly silent, or a room dimly lit and thrumming with noise.

Name a song that describes your book?
My brilliant editor, Eileen Rothschild, was the one who introduced me to this song. She said she played it a lot while editing, and I think it fits perfectly: “Which Witch” by Florence and The Machine. 

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Roshani Chokshi comes from a small town in Georgia where she collected a Southern accent, but does not use it unless under duress. She grew up in a blue house with a perpetually napping bear-dog. At Emory University, she dabbled with journalism, attended some classes in pajamas, forgot to buy winter boots and majored in 14th century British literature. She spent a year after graduation working and traveling and writing. After that, she started law school at the University of Georgia where she’s learning a new kind of storytelling.

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