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BOOK BLITZ: Aberrant by Ruth Silver

Aberrant (Aberrant )
Release Date: 04/17/13
Summary from Goodreads:
In the future Dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government’s match in marriage and “The Day of the Chosen”, a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn’t existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she’s arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence. Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from “The Day of the Chosen.” The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system.

With Joshua’s help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run. Together they set out to find the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together. Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven. New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay. Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands. Time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her. Thrown into a world unlike their own, they must quickly adapt to survive.

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About the Author
Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.

She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, “Deuces are Wild”, which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.

Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.

Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.

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Excerpt 1:

…I sighed softly and did something I’d only read about in forbidden novels. I leant in, brushing my lips against his. The kiss was soft and chaste. It lasted no more than a mere second before I pulled back. “What was that, Olive?” He gave me a horrified look and all I could feel was my stomach somersault. I knew romance and love weren’t ever spoken of in Genesis. There was no need when the government knew who was perfect for one another, and children were won by lottery and conceived in a lab. Intimate acts were considered unnecessary. “I read about it in a book,” I whispered, afraid I’d done it all wrong. “It was a kiss,” I breathed, chewing on my bottom lip nervously. I’d never kissed anyone before and worried he thought it was terrible. I’d never seen two people share a kiss, I didn’t quite know what it was supposed to look like, but I thought I’d done it right after reading about it. My hand reached out, grabbing his arm. “Please don’t be mad at me.” I breathed. “You have to swear you won’t tell anyone!” Joshua hesitated for only an instant before he leaned in, taking another taste from my lips trying again. The second kiss was softer and satisfied both of our curiosities. My heart raced and my skin warmed to his touch. “I thought today was going to turn out so much worse,” I confessed. Joshua laughed as he pulled back slightly, staring at me. His eyes had darkened a deeper richer shade of blue. I’d never seen his eyes change colors before. His fingers moved to tickle my stomach with a grin. “Worse? Really? You’re not happy you married me? You’re just relieved it wasn’t someone worse?” “No!” I shrieked, “That’s not what I meant!” I tried to catch my breath, but he hardly gave me a second more than necessary. I pulled from his ticklish grasp, jumped from the couch and ran across the room in a fit of laughter. He quickly followed, jumping over the sofa as he was just inches from me. He was close now, smiling and trailing behind me as I ran toward the bedroom. It was probably the worst place I could go, trapped between Joshua and a mattress. I felt him tackle me down onto the plush bed, his hands skimmed my stomach but he was no longer tickling me. The laughter still hadn’t subsided. “Breathe,” Joshua said, staring intently at me. “Trying,” I gasped between fits of laughter. Lying down helped settle the feeling of my racing heart, and after a moment I shifted along the mattress, reaching out to him. “I want to tell you a story,” I insisted as my fingers found his cheek. “One I read in a book.” I wanted him to learn the things I had about love and romance. I couldn’t help but feel my body stir with a strange fire and warmth as he loomed just above me. Staring up at him I froze on the mattress hearing the latch click on the front door. I knew it had been locked.


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BOOK BLITZ: All In by Marta Brown

AUTHOR: Marta Brown
RELEASE DATE: May 28th 2013
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On the picturesque island of Martha’s Vineyard, there are two kinds of residents; Locals and Stays. 
Local boy, Lane McCarthy, plans on spending his summer working at the country club to save money for college in the fall, while summer stay, Ashley Whitmore, and her elite group of friends are only there to play.
As the summer heat goes up on the island, so does the ante, when both Lane and Ashley must decide what they’re willing to wager in order to follow their dreams…and their hearts.
With stakes as high as the surf, and hopes as high as the midday sun, will they risk everything and go all in?
His head is down as he crosses the private section of the beach, staying close to the 
“Lane,” I call out over the noise of the party and the waves, but he doesn’t seem to 
hear me, so I call his name again, this time louder. “Hey, Lane.” He glances up and scans 
the party, squinting before finally seeing me. A smile flashes across his face. I smile back as 
I approach him, my flip flops kicking up sand behind me.
“Hi,” I say. My drink, mostly untouched, sloshes and spills over the lip of the cup when 
“Looks like you’re having fun.” He nods at my drink and then up at the party. 
“I actually just got here. I’m glad you came.” I feel my cheeks heat up, and I’m 
relieved it’s dark enough that he can’t see. “I think Andrew’s around here somewhere.” I 
look over my shoulder to point Lane in the right direction.
“Ah, no thanks. I think I’ll steer clear of your kind of parties,” he says, shoving his 
“What do you mean my kind of parties?”
“Nothing, never mind.” He kicks at the sand and looks uncomfortable.
“Oh no.” I cover my mouth with my hand. “Did you get in trouble last night when the 
“Yeah, thanks to your boyfriend,” he says with a sneer that makes me take a step back.
“I’m not sure what his deal is, but he’s a serious dick.” Lane’s jaw is tight, and there’s 
“Gregory?” I ask wide eyed. Why would he think Gregory is my boyfriend? I have a 
flash of Greg and I at lunch together looking very much like a couple and then again at the 
bluffs when he gave me his coat, something a boyfriend would do. Oh.
“He is definitely not my boyfriend,” I say seriously. “He’s my ex, if you can even call 
it that. We dated for like a second, but it was never very serious.” Why am I telling him all 
this? Stop rambling, Ashley. I dig my toes into the sand. “But you’re right about one thing. 
He is a dick.” I give Lane a playful grin and watch the light from the bonfire bounce off his 
features as his jaw loosens and a tentative smile spreads across his face.
From a distance, I hear Gregory’s voice, and when I glance over my shoulder, he’s 
stumbling our direction, obviously drunk and completely uninvited.
“Speak of the devil.” I roll my eyes and that makes Lane smile bigger.
“The rest of the staff is over there,” Gregory slurs, pointing to the tent where the cater 
waiters are busy putting out more hors d’oeuvres. Lane ignores his snide remark, never 
“It was nice seeing you again, but I gotta go,” Lane says, and I’m immediately 
“Are you sure?” I look down at my feet and try to garner enough nerve to ask him not 
to go. “Stay,” I say so softly it comes out as more of a whisper when I look back up at him.
He peers over his shoulder across the small peninsula to the lighthouse then back 
at me. “I’m sorry, I can’t…I…I have to work.” He looks genuinely disappointed, and I 
wonder if he knows I am too. “But hopefully I’ll see you around, okay?” He gives me a 
smile that makes my knees go weak before taking off down the beach. In the faint light 
coming off of the fire, I see him glance back at me before he cuts across the sandy peninsula 
and disappears into the shadows of tall sea grass.

I shake my head to clear my mind before I steal one last glance over my shoulder at 
her as I walk away, but it’s on a loop, and it’s all I can think. He’s not her boyfriend.
I shake my head again, this time to snap myself out of it. There’s no way a girl like 
that would go for a guy like me anyway. Would she? I shut my eyes and replay the way she 
looked at me through her long dark lashes, softly asking me to stay, causing my stomach to 
“He’s not her boyfriend,” I say out loud at the door of the lighthouse. I pull my keys 
from my pocket as the sounds of the party float through the otherwise quiet night, and I 
feel a stupid grin spread across my face despite the rude remarks I just got from that asshat Gregory. Seriously, when will the ‘help’ jokes get old?
“Let go. You’re hurting me,” a girl yelps from down the beach. I spin around and from 
the light coming off the bonfire I can see Gregory’s hand is wrapped around Ashley’s arm, 
Without a thought, I drop my keys to the ground and take off running, reaching them 
in seconds. “Let her go,” I yell. My fists ball tight, ready to make him if I have to.
“Mind your own business, loser,” Gregory snarls back as he jerks Ashley by the arm 
“Lane,” Ashley says, struggling against his grip, fear on her face.
I lunge forward and grab Gregory’s arm, yanking him away from her with a force that 
Ashley falls to the ground when Gregory releases his hold, rubbing her arm in pain. 
I kneel down and brush the hair from her face, searching for any other signs of injury as 
“I’m fine. I promise,” she says, our eyes locked with one another. “Thank you.”
“Come to save the damsel in distress,” Gregory says in a patronizing tone, looking 
down his nose at me. Convinced Ashley’s alright; I jump up and face him. He’s poised and 
ready for a fight, and that makes two of us. “You do know the peasant doesn’t get the girl, 
I can’t stop the laugh that comes out of me. “Are you serious right now?” Who does 
this guy think he is? “Dude, when a girl’s screaming to be let go, it’s a pretty good indicator 
I hear a light snickering from behind me before I see that a small crowd has gathered 
around and is watching us intently. I’m surprised they haven’t all started chanting ‘fight’ 
by the way they look on like we’re simply the entertainment for the evening.
 “You know what? She can slum it all she wants with you. She’s nothing but an uptight 
frigid tease anyway. Good luck getting into her pants,” Gregory says, wearing an arrogant 
smirk, his arms crossed leisurely across his chest like he’s just landed a fatal blow.

My vision goes red. He’s about to find out exactly how a real blow feels. To the face. 

Marta Brown grew up in the Pacific Northwest and was a teenager when Doc Martens, 
Pearl Jam and flannel were the norm and Dylan loved Kelly forever. (Beverly Hills 90210
shout out) She still lives just outside Seattle, now with her husband and cat, and loves the rain.
When she’s not writing about cute boys, first kisses and the magic and wonder of being 
seventeen, she’s watching The CW. And she sleeps in. Late.
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12 Days of Magic (Spellbound) Book Blitz and Giveaway!

Hi! Welcome to the book blitz for Nikki Jefford’s Spellbound Trilogy, hosted by Giselle at Xpresso Reads! Read on to learn more about the series and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway!
Spellbound Book 1: Entangled – February 20th 2012
Two months after dying, seventeen-year-old witch Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene’s body.

Until Gray finds a way back inside her own body, she’s stuck being Charlene every twenty-hour hours. Her sister has left precise instructions on how Gray should dress and behave. Looking like a prep isn’t half as bad as hanging out with Charlene’s snotty friends and gropey boyfriend.

The “normals” of McKinley High might be quick to write her behavior off as post-traumatic stress, but warlock Raj McKenna is the only person who suspects Gray has returned from the dead.

Now Gray has to solve the mystery of her death and resurrection and disentangle herself from Charlene’s body before she disappears for good.

Spellbound Book 2: Duplicity – March 20th 2012

If Graylee Perez thought sharing a body with her twin sister was bad, dealing with a duplicate of herself is two times worse. Gray the second doesn’t seem to get that Lee’s boyfriend, Raj McKenna, is off limits. Then there’s the problem of Adrian Montez. He expects one of the Grays to be his.

Nearly a year later, the council is onto them for past misdeeds; Lee, along with the rest of the coven, has lost control of her powers; and Gray is being stalked by what looks like the Grim Reaper. 

If they work together, they may stand a chance of setting things right and making it out alive.

Spellbound Book 3: Enchantment – April 2013

In the third and final installment of the Spellbound series, Graylee Perez (the duplicate), goes to Spain for a summer of escape. There she meets new friends and comes face to face with her old adversary, Adrian Montez. 

When Gray tries to setup a spell that will banish Adrian from her life, she inadvertently falls under a love spell instead.

Charlene returns, having hijacked a new body, for one final battle between the twins.


Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. She writes edgy teen fiction, including the Spellbound Trilogy and Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter.

Nikki married Sébastien, the love of her life, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They now reside in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands, 70 miles northeast of Forks, Washington.

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-A box of peppermint chocolate Polar Bear Smooches, 
-12 eBook Winners: choice of book 1, book 2, or voucher for book 3 when it releases
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Frost Fire Book Blitz PLUS Giveaway!

AUTHOR: Olivia Rivers
SERIES: Tortured Elements #1
CATEGORIES: YA, Paranormal, Witches, Romance, Magic
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: “Magic is just like love, Allai. It won’t wait for permission before it destroys you.”

Like sand in an hourglass, Allai’s future is dwindling away. She’s spent her entire life fighting the Mages who threaten humanity, and dreams of someday eradicating magic. But all it takes is an anonymous phone call for the truth to spill out: Allai is the one thing she despises most. 

She’s a Mage. 

Though ancient law mandates Allai’s death, she still has one last chance of survival. His name is Drake Rhaize, and he swears he can lead Allai to a sanctuary for Mages. Allai hasn’t seen Drake in years, but she remembers him as the Demon boy who used to hold her close and softly whisper that he’d keep her safe. But Drake has changed since then: He’s now suspected of murder, and has been out-casted for betraying his own kind. 

While Allai doesn’t trust Drake, she has no choice but to put her life in his hands and hope he can get her to safety. Because Allai’s father has hired a pack of Demons to bring her back to him, dead or alive–and Demons never stop the hunt.  


ALL ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Olivia Rivers is a high school student, a literary agent intern, and an obsessive-compulsive reader. She has a slight obsession with Kootenai County in Idaho, and she’s pretty sure life will always be awesome as long as Irish accents exist. She lives with dysautonomia, a chronic medical condition affecting her nervous system. Portions of proceeds from her “Tortured Elements” series go toward supporting youth with dysautonomia.


Luke cleared his throat, bringing her thoughts back to the present. “So,
about these nightmares.”
“I thought we changed the subject away from them.” Allai crossed her
arms and fingered the sleeves of the old t-shirt she used as a pajama top. She
always felt like her hands had to be doing something. The Demons she lived with
were constantly alert and responsive, so the least she could do was look active.
“You changed the subject,” Luke said. “I never agreed to it. So how are you
going to stop your nightmares?”
“You said it yourself. They’re not just going to stop.”
“Of course not. You have to make them stop.”
“How the hell do you expect me to do that?” She took a deep breath, and
then said in a calmer tone, “He tried to kill me, Luke. You were there, you know
the details. How am I supposed to just push that memory away?”
“Don’t push at it,” Luke said. “Just accept it. Embrace it, and then move
There was no way she could do that. Part of her wanted to; getting that
memory out of her head would be beyond relieving. But the other part wanted
to remember, because every memory she had of Drake Rhaize was a piece to
a puzzle. And part of her hoped that once she put together the entire puzzle, it
would tell a different story than her nightmare.


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