Tour Sign-Ups: The Athena Protocol by Shamim Sarif

/ Jul 31, 2019

Hello FFBC team!!  We are announcing a new tour we're hosting for The Athena Protocol that is being released October 8th, 2019.

The tour will run from October 2nd to October 8th and there will be available the following types of posts:
  • Review (Limited spots)
  • Interview (Limited spots)
  • Guest Post (Limited spots)
  • Favourite Quotes (Blogger's Choice)
  • Playlist (Blogger's Choice)
  • Dream Cast (Blogger's Choice)
  • Promotional Post
Remember that October 2nd is reserved for the Welcome Post, so do not pick October 2nd in the sign-up form.

Reviewers will receive a digital copy of the book through Edelweiss/NetGalley. So make sure you are able to accept this format and/or have an EW/NG account 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.

The Athena Protocol

by Shamim Sarif
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: October 8th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, LGBT
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Jessie Archer is a member of the Athena Protocol, an elite organization of female spies who enact vigilante justice around the world.

Athena operatives are never supposed to shoot to kill—so when Jessie can’t stop herself from pulling the trigger, she gets kicked out of the organization, right before a huge mission to take down a human trafficker in Belgrade.

Jessie needs to right her wrong and prove herself, so she starts her own investigation into the trafficking. But going rogue means she has no one to watch her back as she delves into the horrors she uncovers. Meanwhile, her former teammates have been ordered to bring her down. Jessie must face danger from all sides if she’s to complete her mission—and survive.

Born in the UK, Shamim is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and director. 

Her next book, The Athena Protocol, is an all-female YA contemporary action thriller that is published by Harper Teen in September 2019. 

Her debut novel, The World Unseen, won a Betty Trask award and the Pendleton May First Novel award. 

Shamim has adapted and directed the films of three of her novels including, most recently, Despite the Falling Snow. The book was published by Headline in the UK and St Martin’s Press in the US. The movie stars Rebecca Ferguson and Charles Dance in a story of love and betrayal in cold war Russia. Her films have won 47 awards internationally. 

Shamim’s third novel, I Can’t Think Straight, formed the basis of her cult hit film of the same name. 

Shamim’s book festival appearances include Hay-on-Wye, Cheltenham and Edinburgh. 

An accomplished speaker, Shamim has spoken at TED events worldwide, at the INK Conference in India and DLD in Munich. Corporate speaking events have included Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Citibank and Disney. 

Shamim lives in London with her wife, Hanan, and their two sons
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Tour Schedule: Finding Me by Kelly Gunderman

Finding Me by Kelly Gunderman
July 30, 2019 from Swoon Romance
Genres: Young Adult Fiction -- Contemporary, Romance


Can you ever truly love someone who robbed you of everything?

Sixteen-year-old Claire Williams spends most of her days feeling angry and alone. After a car accident took her mother and Claire’s ability to walk, life in a wheelchair is the new normal.
When she’s sent to live with her grandmother, away from school and friends, Claire has a chance for a fresh start. Just when Claire thinks she can handle things, she runs into Todd - the son of the man who caused the car accident.

At first, Claire wants nothing to do with him, but the more time they spend together, the more she hates to admit her feelings. She’s slowly falling in love with Todd.

Now, Claire’s father wants to move and take Claire with him. But she can’t go. Not now when everything is falling into place, and she’s just now finding herself. Claire’s defiant. She won’t leave Greenwood, her new friends, her grandmother, or Todd.

Can Claire find the strength to let her dad go on with his life while leaving her behind to live hers, or will she allow the guilt and shame of surviving the accident pull her back under?

Kelly Gunderman was born a child of the late eighties in small-town Pennsylvania. A bibliophile in her own right, she is hoping to one day surpass the number of pages she has turned with those she has written of her own accord.

Having recently completed her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Development, Kelly suddenly found herself with a bit more free time than usual, and began her immediately successful foray into blogging and Freelance Writing, which subsequently led to her renewed desire to finally put her ideas and imaginings “on paper.”

Focusing primarily on the Young Adult genre, Kelly has recently finished and her first novel, Finding Me, which is set to be published in early 2019 by Swoon Romance.

She currently resides in her original home town with her husband, their two daughters, and a few cats that constantly challenge the sanity of all with their ill-advised attempts at what can only be assumed to be world domination.

(Posts in red were not posted by the blogger.)

August 20

August 21

August 22

Wishful Endings - Author Q&A
Confessions of a YA Reader - Promotional Content

August 23

Moonlight Rendezvous - Book Review + Favorite Quotes
Ginger Mom and Company - Book Review

August 24

Kayla Reads Books - Blogger Creative Post
A Dream Within a Dream - Promotional Content

August 25

The Shelf Life Chronicles - Book Review, Author Guest Post
Fyrekatz Blog - Book Review, Promotional Content

August 26

Between the Pages - Book Review
Struck By Stories - Author Q&A

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Tour Schedule: Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

/ Jul 30, 2019

Shadow Frost

by Coco Ma
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Release Date: October 1st 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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IN THE KINGDOM OF AXARIA, a darkness rises.

Some call it a monster, laying waste to the villagers and their homes. 
Some say it is an invulnerable demon summoned from the deepest abysses of the Immortal Realm. 
Many soldiers from the royal guard are sent out to hunt it down.

Not one has ever returned. 

When Asterin Faelenhart, Princess of Axaria and heir to the throne, discovers that she may hold the key to defeating the mysterious demon terrorizing her kingdom, she vows not to rest until the beast is slain. With the help of her friends and the powers she wields — though has yet to fully understand — Asterin sets out to complete a single task. The task that countless, trained soldiers have failed. 

To kill it. 

But as they hunt for the demon, they unearth a plot to assassinate the Princess herself instead. Asterin and her companions begin to wonder how much of their lives have been lies, especially when they realize that the center of the web of deceit might very well be themselves. With no one else to turn to, they are forced to decide just how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect the only world they have ever known. 

That is, of course… if the demon doesn’t get to them first.

From young author Coco Ma comes a dazzling new tale of adventure, power, and betrayal, weaving together a stunning world of magic with a killer cast in an explosive, unforgettable debut.

Coco Ma is a Canadian-Chinese author and pianist. She wrote her first novel, Shadow Frost, at the age of 15. Since she began playing the piano at the age of five and a half, she has also performed on some of the world's greatest concert stages and graduated with a pre-college diploma in piano performance from The Juilliard School in New York City. Currently, she studies at Yale University. When she isn't practicing piano, writing, or studying, you might find her bingeing Netflix or eating cake. Lots of cake.
Follow Coco on Twitter @shadowfrost2019 and Instagram @CakeForCoco or visit her website at!

September 25th

September 26th

The Book Bratz - Review + Favourite Quotes
Snark and Squee - Review
Book Briefs - Review
The Art of Living - Review + Mood Board

September 27th

Kait Plus Books - Official Book or Character Playlist
A Court of Coffee and Books - Review + Favourite Quotes
Frayed Books - Review
Phannie the ginger bookworm - Review + Favourite Quotes

September 28th

Novelishly - Review + Favourite Quotes
Novel Lives - Review
Inky Moments - Review + Mood Board
Morgan Vega - Review + Favourite Quotes

September 29th

Bookish Looks - Meet The Characters
Jrsbookreviews - Review

September 30th

Utopia State of Mind - Official Dream Cast
marshmallow pudding - Promotional Post
L.M.Durand - Review + Dream Cast + Mood Board

October 1st

Book-Keeping - Review
Moonlight Rendezvous - Review + Favourite Quotes
Novel Nerd Faction - Review + Playlist

September 27th

September 28th

September 29th

September 30th

October 1st

Blackstone Publishing is giving away to the first 150 entrants (1) signed bookplate, (1) Shadow Frost bookmark, (1) Shadow Frost button, and (1) Blackstone Publishing tote bag.

All you need to do is, pre-order Shadow Frost (links above) and fill out the form (click on this link).

Shadow Frost pre-order prize pack, sponsored by Blackstone Publishing, will open September 12th, 6 AM PST and close on October 1st 11:59 PM PST. The first 150 entrants will be selected and notified by email by October 22nd, 2019.

US and Canada residents only. Must be 13 years of age or older to enter. By entering the pre-order prize pack, you agree to sign up for the Blackstone Publishing Newsletter.

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Tour Schedule: The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring

The Tenth Girl

by Sara Faring
Publisher: Imprint
Release Date: September 24th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller, Horror, Mystery, Historical Fiction
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Simmering in Patagonian myth, The Tenth Girl is a gothic psychological thriller with a haunting twist.

At the very southern tip of South America looms an isolated finishing school. Legend has it that the land will curse those who settle there. But for Mavi—a bold Buenos Aires native fleeing the military regime that took her mother—it offers an escape to a new life as a young teacher to Argentina’s elite girls.

Mavi tries to embrace the strangeness of the imposing house—despite warnings not to roam at night, threats from an enigmatic young man, and rumors of mysterious Others. But one of Mavi’s ten students is missing, and when students and teachers alike begin to behave as if possessed, the forces haunting this unholy cliff will no longer be ignored.

One of these spirits holds a secret that could unravel Mavi's existence. In order to survive she must solve a cosmic mystery—and then fight for her life.

Born in Los Angeles, Sara Faring is a multi-lingual Argentine-American fascinated by literary puzzles. After working in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, she worked at Penguin Random House. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in International Studies and from the Wharton School in Business. She currently resides in New York City.

Her first novel, The Tenth Girl, will be released by Macmillan/Imprint on September 24, 2019. Sara is represented by Sarah Bedingfield at Levine Greenberg Rostan Agency. 

September 18th

September 19th

Book Rambler - Review + Favourite Quotes
Story-eyed Reviews - Review + Conversation with Sara
The Reading Corner for All - Review + Favourite Quotes and author's spin on them
Hauntedbybooks - Review + Favourite Quotes

September 20th

The Reading Chemist - Spotlight
Book-Keeping - Review
Utopia State of Mind - Review + Favourite Quotes and author's spin on them

September 21st

Novel Lives - Interview
My Fangirl Chronicles - Review + Favourite Quotes and author's spin on them
The Reading Life - Spotlight

September 22nd

September 23rd

the Book Dutchesses - Spotlight
Moonlight Rendezvous - Review + Favourite Quotes
Novelishly - Review + Favourite Quotes
Alys in Bookland - Review + Favourite Quotes

September 24th

A Court of Coffee and Books - Review + Favourite Quotes
Devouring Books - Review + Face to Face Interview with Sara
Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe - Review + Favourite Quotes and author's spin on them

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