Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tour Sign-Ups: Light Years by Emily Ziff Griffin


Hello FFBC Team! We are now announcing a new tour we're hosting for Light Years, that is being released on September 5th 2017.

The tour will run from August 29th to September 5th and there will be available the following types of posts:
  • Review (Limited Spots)
  • Interview (Only 2 Spots Available)
  • Guest Posts (Limited Spots)
  • Favorite Quotes (Blogger's Choice)
  • Dream Cast (Blogger's Choice)
  • Playlist (Blogger's Choice)
  • Promotional Post
Remember that August 29th is reserved for the Welcome Post, so do not pick August 29th in the sign-up form.

Reviewers will receive a digital copy of the book via NetGalley/Edelweiss. So make sure you have an account on that website before signing up to this tour.

As always, there will be a tour giveaway provided by the author. Details to come soon!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Signing up for the tour does not guarantee you will be selected. We will reach out to all hosts that have been chosen once the sign-ups have closed and the tour schedule has been published.





Light Years

by Emily Ziff Griffin
Publisher: Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster
Release Date: September 5th 2017
Genre: Young Adult

Synopsis:

As a mysterious virus infects the world’s population, a girl embarks on a quest to find a cure in this thrilling debut from Emily Ziff Griffin.

Luisa is ready for her life to start. Five minutes ago. And she could be on her way, as her extraordinary coding skills have landed her a finalist spot for a fellowship sponsored by Thomas Bell, the world’s most brilliant and mercurial tech entrepreneur. Being chosen means funding, mentorship, and most importantly, freedom from her overbearing mother. Maybe Lu will even figure out how to control the rare condition that plagues her: whenever her emotions run high, her physical senses kick into overload, with waves of color, sound, taste, and touch flooding her body.

But Luisa’s life is thrust into chaos as a deadly virus sweeps across the globe, killing thousands and sending her father into quarantine. When Lu receives a cryptic message from someone who might hold the key to stopping the epidemic, she knows she must do something to save her family—and the world.

Suspenseful, lyrical, and thought-provoking, Light Years features a remarkable heroine on an intensely physical and emotional quest for hope and existential meaning.


Emily Ziff Griffin lives in LA where she writes, produces, teaches, daydreams, and mothers two young kids. When she was 25, she co-founded Cooper’s Town Productions with Philip Seymour Hoffman and produced the Academy Award-winning film, ‘Capote,’ along with Hoffman’s directorial debut ‘Jack Goes Boating,’ and John Slattery’s ‘God’s Pocket.’ She's run three marathons, slowly, and holds a degree from Brown University in art-semiotics, the study of how images make meaning. She believes children are way more sophisticated than adults typically give them credit for and writes for the teenager who is ready to claim their own worldview and be grounded in their own power. ‘Light Years’ is her first novel. Find her at www.emilyziffgriffin.com.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Tour Sign-Up: On Through the Never (The Edge of Forever #2) by Melissa E. Hurst


Hello FFBC Team! We are announcing a new tour we're hosting for On Through the Never, that is being released on June 27th, 2017 by Sky Pony Press.

The tour will run from August 7th - August 13th and there will be available the following types of posts:
  • Reviews
  • Favorite Quotes (Blogger's Choice)
  • Playlist (Blogger's Choice)
  • Dreamcast (Blogger's Choice)
  • Creative Post
  • Promotional Post
Remember that August 7th is reserved for the Welcome Post, so do not pick August 7th in the sign-up form.

Reviewers will receive a digital copy of the book via Netgalley or Edelweiss. So, before signing up, make sure you have an account before filling out the form.

As always, there will be a tour giveaway provided by the publisher. Details to come soon!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Signing up for the tour does not guarantee you will be selected. We will reach out to all hosts that have been chosen once the sign-ups have closed and the tour schedule has been published.




On Through the Never

(The Edge of Forever #2)
by Melissa E. Hurst
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release Date: June 27, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Sci Fi, Time Travel
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Synopsis:

In this sequel to The Edge of Forever, Bridger and Alora are once again in a race against time but with even higher stakes than before. 

In 2013, Bridger and Alora found a way to prevent Alora’s murder while still preserving the timeline. 

Alora is safe and both Bridger and Alora are back in 2147. There’s just one problem—they don’t remember any of it. Ten months after returning to their own time, Bridger and Alora are strangers to each other. Unknown to them, the Department of Temporal Affairs erased their memories and lied about what really happened. After finally being allowed to return home with her mother, Alora finds a Mind Redeemer hidden in her belongings, along with a note instructing her to find Bridger. 

With the return of their memories, Bridger and Alora are determined to uncover the truths that have been concealed from them. In the midst of escalating tensions with Purists, people who oppose all forms of genetic modifications, Bridger and Alora learn about a bioweapon attack that could take place in the near future—an attack that will wipe out most people with genetic modifications, including all Talents, and that will lead to a world-wide war unless it’s stopped.


Book 1


The Edge of Forever

(The Edge of Forever #1)
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Sci Fi, Time Travel
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Synopsis:

In 2013, sixteen-year-old Alora is having blackouts. Each time she wakes up in a different place with no idea how she got there. The one thing she is certain of? Someone is following her. In 2146, seventeen-year-old Bridger is one of a small number of people born with the ability to travel to the past. While on a routine school time trip, he sees the last person he expected—his dead father. The strangest part is that, according to the Department of Temporal Affairs, his father was never assigned to be in that time. Bridger’s even more stunned when he learns that his by-the-book father was there to break the most important rule of time travel—to prevent someone’s murder. And that someone is named Alora. Determined to discover why his father wanted to help a “ghost,” Bridger illegally shifts to 2013 and, along with Alora, races to solve the mystery surrounding her past and her connection to his father before the DTA finds him. If he can stop Alora’s death without altering the timeline, maybe he can save his father too.


Melissa lives in the southern US with her husband and three kids. She writes YA science fiction and fantasy, which means she considers watching Star Trek and Firefly as research. She dreams of traveling around the world and maybe finding Atlantis one day. You can usually find her with a book in one hand and a Dr. Pepper in the other. Or consuming lots of chocolate. THE EDGE OF FOREVER is her debut novel.

Tour Sign-Up: The United Continuums (The Continuum series #3) by Jennifer Brody


Hello FFBC Team! We are now announcing a new tour we're hosting for the final book in The Continuum series: The United Continuums, that is being released on August 1st, 2017.

The tour will run from August 14th to August 20th and there will be available the following types of posts:
  • Review (Limited Spots)
  • Playlist (Blogger's Choice)
  • Dreamcast (Blogger's Choice)
  • Favorite Quotes (Blogger's Choice)
  • Promotional Post
Remember that July 11th is reserved for the Welcome Post, so do not pick July 11th in the sign-up form.

Reviewers will receive a digital copy of the book via Edelweiss. So make sure you have an account on that website before signing up to this tour.  There will be copies of the first 2 books in the series if needed.

As always, there will be a tour giveaway. Details to come soon!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Signing up for the tour does not guarantee you will be selected. We will reach out to all hosts that have been chosen once the sign-ups have closed and the tour schedule has been published.



The United Continuums (The Continuum series #3)

by Jennifer Brody
Publisher: Turner Publishing
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Genre: Young Adult,  Sci-Fi
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Synopsis:

In the epic conclusion to the award-winning Continuum Trilogy, Aero leads a group insurgents from the Second Continuum to overthrow his rival Supreme General Vinick and unite his space colony s military forces, while Seeker takes on a secret mission back to her home colony to reinforce Earth's defenses and defend the First Continuum against an even greater threat. Meanwhile, Myra's nightmares have become a reality as the Dark Thing hurtles toward Earth with designs on eradicating the planet s fledgling populace. The only thing standing in the way are the three Carriers and those who would join them to fight against a second coming of the Doom.






Jennifer Brody’s award-winning novel The 13th Continuum sold to Turner Publishing in a 3-book deal and is being packaged into a feature film. Return of the Continuums and The United Continuums (July 11, 2017) complete this epic trilogy.

She is a graduate of Harvard University, a creative writing instructor at the Writing Pad, a volunteer mentor for the Young Storytellers Foundation, a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. She founded and runs BookPod, a social media group for authors. She lives and writes in LA. After studying film at Harvard University, she began her career in Hollywood. Highlights include working for Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and New Line Cinema, most notably on "The Lord of the Rings" films and "The Golden Compass."