Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tour Sign-Ups Open: Love, Lucas by Chantele Sedgwick


Hello FFBC Team! We are now announcing a new tour we're hosting for Love, Lucas, releasing on May 5th by Sky Pony Press.

The tour will run from April 27th to May 3rd and there will be available the following types of posts:
  • Review (Limited spots)
  • Interviews (Only 2 Available)
  • Guest Post (Only 2 Available)
  • Official Book Playlist
  • Official Dream Cast
  • Playlist (Blogger's Choice)
  • Dreamcast (Blogger's Choice)
  • Favorite Quotes (Blogger's Choice)
  • Promo Only
Remember that April 27th is reserved for the Welcome Post, so do not pick April 27th in the sign-up form.

Reviewers will receive a digital copy of the book via Edelweiss, so make sure you have an account before filling out the form. No physical copies will be available for 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.




Love, Lucas
by Chantele Sedgwick
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release Date: May 5th 2015
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Synopsis:

When Oakley Nelson loses her brother, Lucas, to cancer, she thinks she’ll never recover. Between her parents’ arguing and the battle she’s fighting with depression, she feels nothing inside but a hollow emptiness. When Mom suggests they spend the summer in California with Aunt Jo, Oakley isn’t sure that a change of scenery will alter anything, but she’s willing to give it a try.

In California, Oakley discovers a sort of safety and freedom in Aunt Jo’s beach house. Once they’re settled, Mom hands her a notebook full of letters addressed to her—from Lucas. As Oakley reads one each day, she realizes how much he loved her, and each letter challenges her to be better and to continue to enjoy her life. He wants her to move on.

If only it were that easy.

But then a surfer named Carson comes into her life, and Oakley is blindsided. He makes her feel again. As she lets him in, she is surprised by how much she cares for him, and things get complicated. How can she fall in love and be happy when Lucas never got the chance to do those very same things?

With her brother’s dying words as guidance, Oakley must learn to listen to and trust herself again. She soon realizes that second chances are ways to learn from the past, and you don’t always have to leave the past behind to find happiness in the future.


Chantele Sedgwick is a YA author, harpist, wife to one and stay-at-home mom to four. She loves happy endings, Kit Kats and judging by her book shelves, buys way too many books.


Friday, January 30, 2015

Tour Schedule: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach


We All Looked Up
by Tommy Wallach
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 31st 2015
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Synopsis:

Four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in this contemporary novel.

They always say that high school is the best time of your life.

Peter, the star basketball player at his school, is worried “they” might actually be right. Meanwhile Eliza can’t wait to escape Seattle—and her reputation—and perfect-on-paper Anita wonders if admission to Princeton is worth the price of abandoning her real dreams. Andy, for his part, doesn’t understand all the fuss about college and career—the future can wait.

Or can it? Because it turns out the future is hurtling through space with the potential to wipe out life on Earth. As these four seniors—along with the rest of the planet—wait to see what damage an asteroid will cause, they must abandon all thoughts of the future and decide how they’re going to spend what remains of the present.



Tommy Wallach is a Brooklyn-based writer and musician. His first novel, We All Looked Up, will be published by Simon and Schuster in April 2015. His work has appeared in many nice magazines, such as McSweeney's, Tin House, and Wired. He has released an EP with Decca Records, and will be independently putting out an LP in Spring 2014. He also makes music videos, including one that was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum. You should buy him dinner.





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Review Opportunity: Beautiful Curse & Kate Triumph

Hello FFBC Team! We are announcing two new Young Adult books in the FFBC Tours available for review: Beautiful Curse by Jen McConnel and Kate Triumph by Shari Arnold.

Remember that if you sign-up to review either book, you will have five weeks to read and review the book. You'll have to submit your review links (This form will be attached in the email). 

This is all the materials you will receive if you sign-up to review Beautiful Curse:
  • Digital Copy of Beautiful Curse.
  • Book Materials: all the book information along with the author's information.
  • Book teasers.
This is all the materials you will receive if you sign-up to review Kate Triumph:
  • Digital Copy of Kate Triumph.
  • Book Materials: all the book information along with the author's information.
  • Book teasers.
If you are interested in reviewing one of these books, click on the sign-up button attached in each book.


Beautiful Curse
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release Date: December 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Retellings, Romance, Fantasy, Mythology

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Mya Jones is cursed.

She is, hands down, the most beautiful creature on earth. But beauty can wound, and Mya finds herself reviled and shunned by her peers. If there is even a chance that she could start over, Mya longs to take it, no matter the risks.

So when the strange Mr. Merk offers her a new life away from home, Mya is hesitant but hopeful. Only she didn't count on the mysterious Ross, or her feelings for him.

BEAUTIFUL CURSE is a contemporary retelling of the myth of Psyche and Cupid.



Kate Triumph
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release Date: October 16th 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:

Normal is so overrated. At least that's what seventeen-year-old Kate Triumph tells herself everyday. But the truth is she lives in constant fear that someone will discover how not normal she really is. With her startling speed and her unusual ability to heal, Kate believes she's something of a freak. 

Then Andrew Shore arrives. 

He claims he's her father, sticks around for a few days and leaves her a plane ticket. “Come to Mercer Island,” he says. “Give me a chance to get to know you.” Soon Kate is floundering in a world of new: new address, new car, new high school and, of course, new father. Not to mention Zack, her intriguing new neighbor, who makes her want to abandon her steadfast rule of never allowing anyone to get too close. But when she discovers someone is trying to kill her, life for Kate gets a bit more complicated. And a lot less normal.






Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tour Schedule: Pretty Wanted (Pretty Crooked #3) by Elisa Ludwig


Pretty Wanted (Pretty Crooked #3)
by Elisa Ludwig
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: March 17th 2015
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Synopsis:

Willa’s string of good-hearted but ill-conceived thefts at her former high school catapulted her into a life she hardly knows. She became a cult hero, but soon afterward, her mom disappeared, leaving only a cryptic message. When Willa hit the California highway to find her, she discovered a dark family secret: Joanne Fox is not who she says she is-and neither is Willa. Now, Willa and fellow trouble-maker Aidan must race to St. Louis, Missouri, Willa’s birthplace. There, they hope to find answers about Willa’s past. But uncovering the truth requires solving a decades-old murder case.

Unfortunately, the perps are still out there . . . and willing to do whatever it takes to keep the case cold. With Willa’s face on the nightly news and the police hot on her trail, it might not matter that Aidan and her friend Tre are there to help. Willa’s only hope is to find the truth before it finds her first.




My debut young adult novel PRETTY CROOKED (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins) was released in March 2012, and the sequel, PRETTY SLY, is out in March 2014. COIN HEIST, a YA thriller, is out in June 2014 (Adaptive Studios). I live in Philadelphia with my husband and son. 

Visit me on Twitter, Facebook, and my website.




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