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Banned Book Story for Banned Books Week

Hello, everyone! I wanted to do a quick post about banned books in honor of banned books week. I think that it's important that we have the freedom to read what we want.The story I'm going to tell is about the time I was told I couldn't read a book.This story happened when I was a kid and going to a daycare.
I've always been a reader and I always carry a book with me. That day I brought Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with me. I didn't think anything of it. I had been bringing books with me to daycare since I started going that summer. So as I was reading one of the workers came over to me and told me that I couldn't read that.
At first, I thought that I had misheard her. Then she reached down and took the books out of my hands. She then told me that this type of book was not allowed and I could have it back at the end of the day. Back then I didn't understand why I couldn't read Harry Potter there. It didn't make any sense. That experienc…

HER by Danielle Rose Blog Tour

Title: HER Genre: YA Horror, Short Story Publisher: OfTomes Publishing Cover Art by Gwenn Danae Cover Text by Eight Little Pages Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR Blurb: Kemper Academy is over a hundred years old, but it has only recently reopened after a series of murders and stories of hauntings shut it down. Avlynn, a new student, refuses to let the rumors scare her, chalking them up to a bit of friendly freshman hazing. But when night falls and screams draw her from her room, she finds the truth is much more horrifying than any ghost story.

My Review
This short story definitely gave me goosebumps. This is a perfect read for Halloween! Very suspenseful, and spooky. I really enjoyed reading this story! I didn't want to end! Also, the ending left me wanting more! Definitely, read this story if you want a good scare! 


Danielle Rose holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. Currently residing in the Midwest, where she spends her days dreaming of warm…

BLACK BIRD OF THE GALLOWS BY MEG KASSEL BLOG TOUR

Welcome to my stop on the black bird of the gallows blog tour! Below I will have a teaser, information about the book and a review of this wonderful book!

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel Publisher:  Entangled Teen Publication Date:  September 5, 2017

A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full.
Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. When something supernatural tries to attack her, Angie is thrown into a battle between good and evil she never saw coming. Right in the center of it is Reece—and he’s not human.

What’s more, she knows something most don’t. That the secrets her town holds could kill them all. But that’s only half as dangerous as falling in love with a harbinger of death.
Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33509076-black-bird-of-th…

Cinderella, Necromancer Blog Tour

Synopsis (GR): Cinderella, Necromancer is Chime meets Anna Dressed in Blood and was inspired by a real medieval grimoire of necromancy from 15th-century Germany.
Ellison lost her mother at an early age. But since then, her father has found love again. He's happy and doesn't quite notice that Ellison does not get along with his new wife or her mean daughters. When Ellison discovers a necromantic tome while traveling the secret passages of her father's mansion, she wonders if it could be the key to her freedom. Until then, she must master her dark new power, even as her stepmother makes her a servant in her own home. And when her younger brother falls incurably ill, Ellison will do anything to ease his pain, including falling prey to her stepmother and stepsisters' every whim and fancy.
Stumbling into a chance meeting of Prince William during a secret visit to her mother's grave feels like a trick of fate when her stepmother refuses to allow Ellison to attend a palace f…

#BroodyBFF Challenge #9 Love of Reading

This post is all about my love for reading. I've always loved to read from a young age. My mom is an avid reader and I get my love of reading from her.I have a memory of being jealous of my brother because he got to learn how to read first.  We're twins but we were in different classes and his started before mine did.  It's funny to look back on that memory because he doesn't read books, I know the horror! Though I have tried to get him into reading. My attempts have failed.
Anyway, I have loved books for as long as I can remember. Though there are a few that stick in my mind as my favorites growing up. One of my favorites was the Nancy Drew books. I loved those as well as the boxcar children mysteries. I also loved the babysitters club books. I also remember reading a lot of R.L. Stines books. Of course, I have to include Harry Potter as well.
Reading has been a huge part of my life. No matter what was going on in my life I knew I could open a book and go on an advent…

The Missing by Jerico Lenk Blog Tour

The Missing by Jerico Lenk Publication Date: October 10, 2017 
Publisher: Month9Books Goodreads |Amazon
Dark proclivities, excess, and outlandish curiosities prevail in 1890's London. Around the city, a battle rages between the living and the dead. The Black Cross, tasked to keep the peace, are quickly losing ground. 

Sixteen-year-old Willow Winchester, lives life as a boy called "Will" in his father's house of distinguished ladies, all but invisible to the wealthy Londoners who frequent. It's an easy ruse since his mother's death left his father's attention to fall upon business matters. But this isn't his only secret. 

When Will unwittingly becomes involved in a Black Cross ghost hunt, his uncanny ability to sense supernatural beings comes to light and the Black Cross wants him in their service. Suddenly, Will's free to be himself. 

But such freedom will come with a price, as Will fights for the acceptance of the only father he's ever known.

Now, par…

THE CLUE IN THE TREES blog tour

The Clue in the Trees (Northwoods #2) by Margi Preus Publisher: University of Minnesota Press Release Date: September 19, 2017 Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
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Francie’s brother Theo has secrets—secrets Francie thinks she wants to know. But what if one of those secrets is that Theo is a murderer? To avoid considering that possibility, Francie plunges into her senior year at a small-town high school near Enchantment Lake in northern Minnesota. It’s a radical change from her private school in New York, but she hopes to keep an eye on her great aunts and maybe finally learn more about the mother she never knew. A small silver box seems to hold the answers, and she is determined to get her hands on it.
But when her long-lost brother turns up, so does a dead body, and once again Francie is drawn into a mystery. A long list of suspects, with Theo at the top, keeps her head spinning. When Francie herself becomes a suspect she starts to feel like she is w…

HER by Danielle Rose Release Blitz

Title: HER Genre: YA Horror, Short Story Publisher: OfTomes Publishing Cover Art by Gwenn Danae Cover Text by Eight Little Pages Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR Blurb: Kemper Academy is over a hundred years old, but it has only recently reopened after a series of murders and stories of hauntings shut it down. Avlynn, a new student, refuses to let the rumors scare her, chalking them up to a bit of friendly freshman hazing. But when night falls and screams draw her from her room, she finds the truth is much more horrifying than any ghost story. Danielle Rose holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. Currently residing in the Midwest, where she spends her days dreaming of warmer temperatures, when she’s not writing, she enjoys pretending she lives in California, spending an embarrassing amount of time at Hobby Lobby, and binge-watching Netflix. Visit Danielle on the Web: www.Danielle-Rose.com. Author Links: Newsletter: www.danielle-rose.com/newsletter B…

August Book Haul

Hello, everyone! Hope you are all having a good Septemeber! I can't believe that it is the middle of September already. Time sure does fly. I didn't buy any books this month but I won two and two were sent to me.

This one of sent to me. The story is told by text and emails format so I'm very interested to see if I'll like this or not.  Goodreads
I was lucky enough to win an arc! I'm going to try to get to this one soon, I've heard so many good things! Goodreads
This is a poetry book that was sent to me.  I haven't read much poetry but I would like to read more poetry. So I'm looking forward to reading this. Goodreads

 Sorry about the picture. I was lucky enough to win this book in a graphics contest. Vicarious by Paula Stokes. I can't wait to read this one!
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Anyway that's all for today! Happy Reading!

Guest Post for Sping by Lele Iturrioz Blog Tour

Spring
Lele Iturrioz
(Seasons Within #2)
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: September 1st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Gaia finally knows who she is and what she’s meant to do. It’s only been a few weeks since the earth element woke in her. Now that she’s embracing her role as Mother Nature, she must journey with her group of power-wielding friends in a race against time to get back home before Azazel reaches them.

With the awakening of a brand new element, her true past with Edan, a dangerous decision that could change the very essence of who she is, and a traitor among her group, the broken road back to Terra will be a test of strength.

After all, even if Gaia doesn’t know it, war is closer than she thinks.Goodreads / Amazon Guest Post  10 things of your book or the world you created for it that didn’t make it to the final draft of the book
10 – Someone died in the first book 9 – The cover was a dead tree (like in Gaia’s nightmares) 8 – The book had more romance 7 …

The Longing and the Lack by C.M. Spivey Blog Tour

The Longing and the Lack
C.M. Spivey
(The Unliving #1)
Publication date: September 19th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal
“Gothic curses, deadly love affairs, and vengeful ghosts combine to make this paranormal mystery a compelling page-turner.” — Tina Connolly, Nebula-nominated author of Ironskin
Lucinda Hightower is no stranger to death.
Since she was a child, Lucinda has been haunted by rabid dogs, suicidal crows, and the ghost of a woman in white. All are omens signaling someone’s imminent demise—except Lucinda’s friends and family are still breathing.
The omens follow her to Ireland and the quiet university in her father’s hometown, increasing in strength and frequency once she meets Damien Reed. A handsome third year student, Damien thrusts himself into Lucinda’s life almost immediately and caresses away the unsavory reputation that shadows him.
It’s not until the ghost sinks her nails into Damien that he reveals his secret: the death omens are for him.
They’re the manifestations o…

The Smallest Thing by Lisa Manterfield Blog Tour

The Smallest Thing
Lisa Manterfield
Publication date: July 18th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
The very last thing 17-year-old Emmott Syddall wants is to turn out like her dad. She’s descended from ten generations who never left their dull English village, and there’s no way she’s going to waste a perfectly good life that way. She’s moving to London and she swears she is never coming back.
But when the unexplained deaths of her neighbors force the government to quarantine the village, Em learns what it truly means to be trapped. Now, she must choose. Will she pursue her desire for freedom, at all costs, or do what’s best for the people she loves: her dad, her best friend Deb, and, to her surprise, the mysterious man in the HAZMAT suit?
Inspired by the historical story of the plague village of Eyam, this contemporary tale of friendship, community, and impossible love weaves the horrors of recent news headlines with the intimate details of how it feels to become an adult—and fall i…

Blog tour for Summoner by S.D. Grimm

Summoner by S.D. Grimm Publication Date: September 4, 2017 Publisher: Entangled TEEN

When Allie’s best friend dares their group to play a game in a cemetery—something she calls “witching”—Allie never expects what it might mean for her. When she plays, she doesn’t just find bodies, she summons their souls. But one soul wants more than Allie is willing to give. And the boy next door could be the key to saving her. Cody Burkhart. Straight from Montana, cowboy hat wearing, and smoking hot, he’s just the thing to help Allie become “normal” again after the death of her mother. And as her newly appointed Guardian, he’s also just the thing to help Allie ward off the vengeful spirit who’s after her soul. Except Cody has his own demons to slay that keep him closed off. But as the full moon approaches, so does their only chance to break the curse, and Cody will have to make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35678061-summoner
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