Celebrate Halloween with Shel Silverstein and RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS!

HarperCollins Children’s Books to Publish
RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS, a Never-Before-Published Collection of Spoonerism Poems 
by Shel Silverstein!
New York, NY (February 8, 2017) – Today HarperCollins Children’s Books announced the publication of Runny Babbit Returns, a never-before-published book of spoonerism poems by the legendary Shel Silverstein and follow-up to the 2005 publication, Runny Babbit. Antonia Markiet, Senior Executive Editor at HarperCollins, acquired U.S. and Canada rights, and publication is scheduled for September 19, 2017.

Runny Babbit Returns takes us back to the green woods of Runny Babbit with 41 never-before-published poems and drawings. Compiled from completed but unpublished works in the Silverstein archive, this next installment encompasses beloved themes such as friendship, kindness, family, and, of course, food. The first Runny Babbit is a charming and witty collection of spoonerisms written and illustrated by Silverstein before his death and his first book published posthumously, in 2005. Filled with creative words and phrases with letters or syllables swapped (bunny rabbit becomes Runny Babbit), this poetry book follows the warm, insightful, and laugh-out-loud adventures of an endearing cast of characters. Maurice Sendak said of Runny Babbit, “I wish I had done this book!” 

Runny Babbit has sold over 770,000 copies and spent 39 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. This companion book, Runny Babbit Returns, features extraordinarily imaginative poems that embody Silverstein’s iconic humor and style, with tongue-twisting wordplay and uproarious characters. New and old readers alike won’t want to miss their chance to revisit their favorite Runny and meet even more of his woodland friends.

“We’re delighted to continue the legacy of the extraordinary Shel Silverstein, a household name for over fifty years,” said Suzanne Murphy, President and Publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books. “This never-before-published collection of poems and drawings will be cherished by readers of all ages and is a wonderful companion book to follow Runny Babbit.”

Generations have grown up with the works of Shel Silverstein, known not only as a poet and illustrator but also for his work as a cartoonist, playwright, performer, recording artist, and Grammy Award–winning songwriter. Silverstein’s children’s books have sold more than 39 million copies in the U.S. alone and have been translated into 46 foreign languages. He has encouraged children to dream and dare to imagine the impossible with his exceptional poetry and unforgettable characters. 

Shel Silverstein is the author of Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back; A Giraffe and a Half; The Giving Tree; Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?; Don’t Bump the Glump!Where the Sidewalk EndsThe Missing PieceA Light in the AtticThe Missing Piece Meets the Big OFalling UpRunny Babbit; and Every Thing On It.  He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning/Oscar-nominated songwriter. Shel Silverstein’s children’s books have sold more than 39 million copies in the U.S. alone and have been translated into 46 foreign languages. You can learn more about Shel and his books by visitingwww.shelsilverstein.com.

HarperCollins Children’s Books is one of the leading publishers of children’s and teen books. Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality, award-winning books for young readers, HarperCollins is home to many timeless treasures and bestsellers such as Charlotte’s Web, Goodnight Moon, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Where the Wild Things Are, The Graveyard Book and series including The Chronicles of Narnia, Ramona, Warriors, Pete the Cat, Fancy Nancy, Divergent, and The Selection. Consistently at the forefront of digital innovation, HarperCollins Children’s Books delights readers through engaging storytelling in all formats, including e-books and apps. HarperCollins Children’s Books is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, which is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, has operations in 18 countries, and is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). You can visit HarperCollins Children’s Books at www.harpercollinschildrens.com and www.epicreads.com and HarperCollins Publishers at corporate.HC.com.

Blog Tour: Renegades by Marissa Meyer + Guest Post

Renegades #1
Author: Marissa Meyer
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Released: November 7th 2017
Review Source: Feiwel & Friends

From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.
Secret Identities.
Extraordinary Powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

Sweet mother of Prodigies! Marissa Meyer is a genius and Renegades is as awesome as her other stories. After waiting for an eternity to read Renegades, I was gifted an advance copy in exchange of a review and I was so gratefully excited. I was so stocked to start and it certainly did not disappoint. So if you're a fan of comics, superheroes, and/or villains, this one is a must.

The story begins with a very traumatizing event. Poor Nova, one of the main characters, is a witness to this event and is forever engraved with the horrific act that occurred. Now, that she is grown, Nova wants vengeance. How exciting? As the story continues, we learn that in Gatlon city is divided by two camps, the Superheroes known as Renegades and Villians known as the Anarchists. What makes this story special is the dual POV's between Nova, a secret Anarchist known as Nightmare and Adrian, a group leader of the Renegades. It's fun to read their world collide and how intense these characters can get. Seriously, they are so much fun to get to know. 

Renegades provides you more of the world-building and how everything operates in Gatlon City, so it is slowly paced. So it does have its highs and lows. You'll be introduced to characters within each sector and will learn more about their abilities. But once you past the introductions, you'll be hooked. Also the ending is so shocking and the plot twist... Yes, THAT plot twist will definitely have you start a new countdown to the release of book 2.  So if you're doubting whether to read this book or not, just give in and read Renegades. Be sure to get your hands on it on November 7th. You won't be disappointed. 

My Top Ten Heroes in Literature / Comics

Top ten is always hard when it comes to books and comics. Like how are we supposed to choose from the hundreds of options? Can you come up with just ten? No, right? So to answer this question, I asked myself, who would I want fighting on my side during war? Again, hard but here I go:

Arya Stark - Game of Thrones: Fights for what she believes for

William Herondale - The Infernal Devices: With his fierce love, he will do anything to keep you protected.

Iron Man - Marvel: Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist

Hermione Granger - Harry Potter Series: One of the best role models with her strong, smart and independent personality.

Daenerys Targaryen - Game of Thrones: mother of dragons

Helena - Orphan Black: A psycho with a heart, if she considers you as family. 

Katniss Everdeen - The Hunger Games: A heroine that changed her generation for the better.

Celaena Sardothien - Throne of Glass: One of the most strongest characters in Young Adult literature and loves to read!

Bellamy Blake - The 100: total badass

Wolverine - X-Men: a character comfortable with shades of grey, hey, if he's on your side, then you're set for life

MARISSA MEYER is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novel Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book.

Her first stand alone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.

Check Out The Exclusive Video for Christine Feehan's Newest Novel Leopard's Blood

A Leopard Novel
Written by: Christine Feehan
Published by: Berkley
Publication Date: October 24th 2017
#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan cuts straight to the heart of a man who stalks the shadows in an intoxicating Leopard novel.

Though he was born into a leopard’s lair in the bayou, Joshua Tregre’s fighting skills were honed in the rain forests of Borneo. Sleek and deadly, he’s the perfect man to take over a crime syndicate back home in Louisiana’s lush swamplands. His razor-sharp instincts give him an edge in the violent underworld he knows so well, but even the watchful leopard inside him isn’t prepared for the threat that comes from the girl next door...

She is a woman who can create beauty out of thin air—and out of the ruins of her own life. The games that dangerous men play have taken their toll on her, but she is bent, not broken. And it’s her fierce spirit that’s like a lure to Joshua, a temptation he can’t resist—even if it means bringing his true nature into the light...

Check out the exclusive video that the author and her team created about the Leopard series. Christine Feehan discusses important elements of the series, including how she gives her human characters the traits of their leopard sides as well as how she chooses a heroine for her heroes.

Thanks to Berkley, Penguin Group, we have copy of Leopard's Blood to giveaway to a reader. Just enter below. US only.

Book Review: Ruthless King by Meghan March

Mount Trilogy #1
Author: Meghan March
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Dark Romance
Released: October 17, 2017
Review Source: InkslingerPR

Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.

New Orleans belongs to me.
You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t.
My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met.
I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt.
To have her in my debt.
She doesn’t know she caught my attention.
She should’ve been more careful.
I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her.
It’s time to collect what I’m owed.
Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount.

*Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy*

HOLY SHIT.  Just finished reading this book last night and still can't quiet my mind from this story.  I have loved every single Meghan March book I have read but this book, holy hell.  I can't even properly put into words my thoughts.

Ruthless King is not you average alpha male dark romance.  I have steered clear of the alpha male books lately, looking for more bad as/alpha female books but I was shockingly, amazingly SHOOK reading this book.  Lachlan Mount is one of my all time favorite alpha males in any books I have read.  OMG!!!  The man exudes sex, power, and control.  The heroine, Keira Kilgore does not take shit.  She is the absolute perfect match for Mount.  She is tough, smart, and of course beautiful.  She ends up in debt to Mount and Mount makes the most indecent of proposals.

The two leads are so freaking insanely hot together.  The sex scenes are probably some of the most intense I have read in a while and definitely leave you breathless.  Meghan March knows how to effin right some steamy erotic scenes!!!

I am rating this book 5 stars because I could not book it down.  I read it entirely in one day and loved every single second of it.  I cannot wait to read the rest of this series.  GO ONE CLICK THIS ONE RIGHT NOW!!!

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35127986-ruthless-king
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Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

#TheSnowman Starring Michael Fassbender Exclusive Giveaway

You Could Have Saved Her I Gave You All The Clues

When the next snow falls who will he take?

Based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller, The Snowman stars Michael Fassbender (X-Men series) and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation)

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective, Harry Hole (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) also star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

Website: http://www.thesnowmanmovie.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesnowmanmovie/
Twitter: @thesnowmanmovie
We are happy to be working with Universal Pictures, The Snowman which is providing the prize pack. 

  • How well do you know America's most notorious serial killers? Take the quiz and help Harry Hole find the Snowman killer by matching serial killers to their dark crimes.
  • Take your investigative eye to the next level and dive into Killer Files! Learn more about serial killers and their gruesome ways... if you can handle it #nsfw.

The Snowman, a terrifying thriller based on the novel by Jo Nesbø is being released on Oct 20. A sociopath who calls himself “The Snowman Killer” has targeted the one person for whom he wants to showoff his methodical, unthinkable skills: the lead investigator of an elite crime
squad. With cunningly simplistic baits, he begs to have a worthy opponent to play his sick game.

To celebrate the release of this terrifying thriller starring Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson we have a Snowman Killer giveaway for our readers.

The Snowman pack has:
  • Limited Edition Snowman Plush Doll: This limited edition Snowman plush is only available via this promotion and has a run of 200 pieces worldwide. It is a replica of the killer’s Snowman and features a detachable head and the Snowman logo on the bottom.
  • The Snowman Official Promo Shirt - An official promo T-Shirt featuring The Snowman logo on the front and the signature design on the back.
  • Replica Snowman Killer Letter - A replica of the Snowman killer’s note, sealed.

#Seattle Grab Passes to #BadMomsXmas @ Regal Thornton Place Stadium 10/30

A Bad Moms Christmas
Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Writer:Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Starring: Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Justin Hartley
Social Handles: SiteTwitter| Facebook | InstagramIMDb
A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over- burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas.

Click the poster below to grab your passes:

These tickets are on a first-come, first-served not guaranteed basis. Arrive early to secure your seats.

#Seattle Win Passes to #ThankYouForYourService @ Regal Thornton Place 10/24

Thank You for Your Service
Director: Jason Hall
Writer: David Finkel (based on the book by), Jason Hall
Starring: Haley Bennett, Miles Teller, Keisha Castle-Hughes
Social Handles: SiteTwitter| Facebook | InstagramIMDb
A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggles to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Click the poster below to enter to win passes on Tuesday, October 24th at 7 PM (6:15 check-in), Regal Thornton Place:

These tickets are on a first-come, first-served not guaranteed basis. Arrive early to secure your seats.

#Portland Win Passes to #ThankYouForYourService @ Regal Tigard 10/24

Thank You for Your Service
Director: Jason Hall
Writer: David Finkel (based on the book by), Jason Hall
Starring: Haley Bennett, Miles Teller, Keisha Castle-Hughes
Social Handles: SiteTwitter| Facebook | InstagramIMDb
A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggles to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Click the poster below to enter to win passes on Tuesday, October 24th at 7 PM (6:15 check-in), Regal Tigard 11:

These tickets are on a first-come, first-served not guaranteed basis. Arrive early to secure your seats.

#Orlando Win Prize Pack for #Boo2! A Madea Halloween

We are happy to announce a giveaway courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment and the new Madea movie BOO 2! One lucky commenter will receive a prize pack of movie goodies, including, an pumpkin carving kit, t-shirts, & screening passes for two! #Boo2

Entry Rules: Comment on the post and tell us why you want to win our awesome prize pack! (leave a good email to contact you if you win)

From the comments, we will select our favorite post!

*Contest runs through Oct. 20th

#MistressOfAllEvil Is Now Available From Disney Villains Series + Book Series Giveaway

Mistress of All Evil: A Tale of the Dark Fairy
Villains Series, Book #4
By Serena Valentino
Published October 3rd 2017
Recommended for ages 9+

Thanks to Disney-Hyperion for sending me a set of VILLAINS books, and for providing a prize pack!
About Mistress of All Evil (Book #4): Why does Maleficent curse the innocent princess? What led to her becoming so filled with malice, anger, and hatred? Many tales have tried to explain her motives. Here is one account, pulled down from the many passed down through the ages. It is a tale of love and betrayal, of magic and reveries. It is a tale of the Mistress of All Evil.
About the Series: The Disney Villains series by Serena Valentino explores how the antagonists in Disney movies became some of storytelling's most iconic villains. In the first four Villains books, we see how the Evil Queen, the Beast, Ursula, and Maleficent fall into darkness, through the instigation of the mysterious Odd Sisters: Lucinda, Martha, and Ruby.

What are your "WICKED" Halloween plans this season?

This year I'll be attending a Halloween party themed "Shipwreck on KilliGan's Island!" Get it? Like the old TV series "Gilligan's Island". My friend and I will be dressing up as characters from the movie Black Swan that starred Natalie Portman. I will be the Black Swan (the evil one of course) and my friend will be the White Swan (the innocent one).

I have always wanted to be Maleficent for Halloween, maybe next year I'll finally do it. I absolutely love the Maleficent that Angelia Jolie portrays in 2014's Maleficent. So what are your costume(s) for this Halloween? Share in the comments below.

Serena Valentino has been weaving tales that combine mythos and guile for the past decade. She has earned critical acclaim in both the comic and horror domains, where she is known for her unique style of storytelling, bringing her readers into exquisitely frightening worlds filled with terror, beauty, and extraordinary protagonists. The books in her best-selling Villains series are best enjoyed when read in the following order: Fairest of All, The Beast Within, Poor Unfortunate Soul, and Mistress of All Evil.

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Now even though Halloween is right around the corner, you might think it's Christmas when you see what I am about to share with you all.
THE VILLAINS SERIES: Get a little wicked this Halloween!
One (1) winner receives:
  • the complete set of Villains books (yes, you read the right. All 4 books in the series)
  • and a branded mug that changes colors when filled with hot water! (super cool mug)
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.

Blog Tour: Fearless by Jennifer Jenkins + Giveaway

Welcome to our stop on Fearless tour for Jennifer Jenkins. This tour is hosted by Chapter by Chapter.

Author: Jennifer Jenkins
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Released: October 17th 2017
Review Source: Month9Books

In exactly twenty-three days, Gryphon will offer his life to Chief Barnabas in exchange for the lives of his best friend and mess brothers. Until then, he must keep his plans from Zo while avoiding the Wolves of the Allied Camp. But Gryphon is not the only one harboring secrets. To spare her own life, Zo has made a blood oath promising to help the Kodiak Clan free their families living as Nameless slaves. When Gryphon learns the truth — that the peaceful life he’d planned for Zo is not secure — he divulges a secret that will give the Allies the upper hand against the Ram.

Now, The Great Move is underway and a final battle between the Wolf, Ram, Kodiak and Raven cannot be stopped. Strength will be tested. Loyalties will be questioned. Alliances will form. In a world of uncertainty and danger, Zo and Gryphon may finally have what they’ve each always wanted.

I have loved this series since the beginning. I have followed Zo and Gryphon through so much as well as seen them grow into the characters that they are. It almost feels as though they are my kids, or my cousins that I am watching grow and I am sad that this trilogy is over.

This book grips you right away. You pick up a little bit after where the second book left off and it throws you into suspense right away. You knew that Gryphon had his own set of plans at the end of the second book, but part of me had hoped that he would've decided against this plan of action where we pick up in the third book....
Being an avid reader I know that there is NO possible way this could happen but one can still hope.

Jenkins has yet again vividly painted a world in which I wish I belonged. I want to be a part of Zo and Gryphon's group of friends, and I want to be a part of their adventures. Through Jenkins' writing, though, I feel as though I am. As though this story is their reiteration for a long lost friend who needs to be caught up on the goings on of their life.

If you have yet to read Nameless and Clanless do yourself a favor and do so, so that you can get to this epic conclusion that will not disappoint.

With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington and appreciate the finer points of ancient battle stratagem. (Seriously, she’s obsessed with ancient warfare.) However, life had different plans in store when the writing began. As a proud member of Writers Cubed, and a co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, she feels blessed to be able to fulfill both her ambition to work with teens as well as write Young Adult fiction.

Jennifer has three children who are experts at naming her characters, one loving, supportive husband, a dog with little-man syndrome, and three chickens (of whom she is secretly afraid).

Giveaway Details:
 One (1) winner will receive a 1-month Owl Crate Subscription (INT)

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