Thursday, February 1, 2018

Blog Tour: Review and Excerpt: Say You'll be there by Katie McGarry


From critically acclaimed author Katie McGarry, comes SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME—a story of two people from different worlds pushing themselves, and each other, to get what they deserve!

SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME is now available. Grab your copy today!

 

SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME Synopsis:

“Doesn’t matter who did it. Not anymore. I did the time. It’s over.”

When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.


EXCERPT
~Ellison~
The two of us are different. Complete sliding scale different. The only thing we have in common, as far as I can tell, is that he appears about my age and that we are both wearing shoes. My sandals to his scuffed combat boots. His sagging jeans with rips and white T-shirt to my ironed khaki shorts and fitted blue top. My diamond earrings and gold bracelet with a heart charm to his black belt that has metal studs and silver chain that hangs from his belt loop to his wallet. 
By looks, I should have more in common with the loser college boys, but it’s this guy I’m comfortable with. “What’s your name?”
He throws the ball, and he’s right, he sucks at it. While he has unbelievable power, his aim’s completely off. The ball hits the back curtain with a loud thud, then drops to the floor. “Drix.”
“Drix?” I repeat to make sure I heard him correctly. 
“Drix. It’s short for Hendrix. Like Jimi Hendrix.”
“That’s cool.” Because it is.
I wait for him to ask for my name, but he doesn’t. Instead he says, “Are you here alone?”
He throws the second ball, and this time he hits the top of the three bottles, sending that one to the ground. 
“No. My parents are here. I’m supposed to meet them at the convention center. What about you? What happened to the people you were with? Or are you here alone now?”
“Yes, but no.” Drix pulls his arm back, releases the ball, and when the ball hits the bottom bottles, my heart lifts with the idea that he won, but only one of the bottles goes flying. The other stays completely untouched. 
He turns in my direction, but his gaze roams over my shoulder, then flickers to the left. Drix then glances behind him, and when he returns his attention to me he raises his eyebrows. “They appear to be gone.”
That’s awesome news, but I’m still stuck on his answer of “yes but no.” Honestly, I’m stuck on him. He’s a million questions without a single answer, and he makes me incredibly curious. 
“My parents weren’t thrilled about me hanging out alone at the midway, but I didn’t think it would be that big of a deal. It’s just Whack-A-Mole, you know?”
“And a ball toss.”
“And a ball toss. None of it should have been complicated.”
“Shouldn’t have been.”
“Elle!” Part of me is relieved to see Andrew craning his neck over the crowd. Another part of me is majorly disappointed. There aren’t many times in my life I’m left alone. Not many times I’m able to explore new places and people without someone hovering and not many opportunities when I would meet someone like Drix. 
“Elle,” Andrew calls again. I wave at him, hoping it will buy me a few seconds, and he waves back in a way that tells me he needs me to walk in his direction. That works well for me. 
“Is that a friend of yours?” Drix asks.
“Yes, but no.” I borrow his answer because it’s apropos. Andrew’s a few years older. More friend of our family than a personal friend of mine, and I don’t like the idea of explaining that my parents think I need a babysitter.
Drix’s mouth twitches at my words, and my lips also edge upwards. “I just made you smile a third time. Is this a Guinness Book of World Records thing?”
“I liked your answer.”
“I’m just creative like that.”


MY REVIEW:
From the first Katie McGarry book Pushing the limits I fell in love with her writing and characters. Now with her new book Say You'll be there I can still say I love her stories,characters, and everything in between.

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Order SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME, register and you will receive AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER, a novella that features your favorite Pushing the Limits and Thunder Road characters!

From the Pushing the Limits series, Noah, Beth, Isaiah, West and Logan are all grown up. Catch up with your favorite characters as one of them finally says, I do.

Pigpen, Eli and Addison from the Thunder Road series: Three separate personalities who still needed to find love…and still had someone important to meet.

This is a limited time offer! So hurry! Registration ends on February 3, 2018! You must register your order to receive AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

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Katie McGarry’s SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME – Tour Schedule:

January 22nd
January 23rd
January 24th
January 25th
January 26th
January 27th
January 28th
January 29th
January 30th
January 31st
February 1st
February 2nd
February 3rd


   About Katie McGarry: Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Kindle Deals (47)

I always see blogs that have a page that show deals for the kindle, and I occasionally find one or two books on there that I would want. I'm more of a YA girl, and seeing as how most my followers are (I'm assuming here) I decided to make a list of the YA books I found that are $3.99 and less for the kindle. There are plenty more Ya books that are on amazon, but these caught my attention because either I have them, I've read them, or I'm dying to read them. :) Just click on the title and it takes you to their amazon page in a new window.
I'm not sure how long these deals will be here so get them while they're available.
(Note: Prices are as shown from the date this was posted. Please be sure to check before hitting buy.)
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
Across a star-swept sea by Diana Peterfreund
Partials by Dan Wells
Once by Anna Carey
The Countdown by Kimberly Derting
The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr
Dance of the red death by Bethany Griffin
Beastly Bones by William Ritter
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
The Diviners by Libba Bray
If there's no tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Eve by Anna Carey 
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
After the end by Amy Plum
The Taking by Kimberly Derting
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Frozen by Erin Bowman
Die for Me by Amy Plum 
Defiance by C.J Redwine
Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
Lucky in Love by Kasie West
Pivot Point by Kasie West
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
In the after by Demitria Lunetta
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza
The Madmans Daughter by Megan Shepard
A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepard
Masque of red death by Bethany Griffin

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Under the never sky by Veronica Rossi
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine Mcgee
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
13 little blue envelopes by Maureen Johnson
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
How to hang a witch by Adriana Mather
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Nick and Norahs Infinite Play List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Dash and Lilys book of dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
The Serpent King by Jeff Zetner
The Bone season by Samantha Shannon

Silver in the blood by Jessica Day George 
Ballad by Maggie S.
Lament by Maggie S.
Darkfever by KMM
These broken stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Readathon: Bout of Books 21: 2018 Reading goals

Share Your 2018 Reading Goal(s)
Got a reading goal or two or ten for the new year? Share with us! Comment below, tweet it out, collage it on Instagram, film it on YouTube, or post it on your blog. Remember to use the hashtag #boutofbooks #2018goals if your platform of choice uses hashtags.

I have some reading goals, but I rarely stick with them so we shall see how it goes.
  • Finish a few series ( I have sooooo many series I've started that I haven't finished and  I really want to.)
  • read at least 60 books (I've never been able to get past 65 books a year. I know I could do it if I tried, but sometimes the motivation is just not there.)
  • step out of my comfort zone when it comes to reading (I typically stick with reading my YA books, but I know if I can find the right books I would enjoy other genres.) Anyone have any suggestions? (I've enjoyed the fifty shades books by El James, You by Caroline Kepnes)
  • Do an actual book unhaul (I have a hard time getting rid of books even ones I'm not going to read, but I have started a small stack which I plan on taking to HPB sometime.)
  • Keep up with my book blog and write my reviews. ( I kind of let my blog and reviewing on it slip at the end of the year, and it bothers me because I love this site and I plan to rectify that this year.)


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Monday, January 8, 2018

Readathon: Bout of Books 21: Main

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
As always I'm ready for Bout of Books. It is one of the few readathons I try to participate in every time. I never get farther than 1 book, but this time I will. I love the challenges as well. I say definitely click on and check out the challenges I always have fun trying to make graphics that go with them.

Monday: January 8th
Number of Pages I've read today:  
Number of books I've read today: 
Total number of books I've read: 0
Books:
Challenges: In six words

Tuesday: January 9th
Number of Pages I've read today: 100
Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 0
Books: 
Challenges: 2018 reading goals

Wednesday: January 10th
Number of Pages I've read today: 
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Books: 
Challenges

Thursday: January 11th
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Friday: January 12th
Number of Pages I've read today: 
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Saturday: January 13th
Number of Pages I've read today: 
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Sunday:  January 14th
Number of Pages I've read today: 
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BOOKS ON THE LIST TO READ 
 I'm pretty pumped to knock out some books. :)

Books
The Chaos of Stars
Hello, Goodbye, and everything in between


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Happy 2018!

Hey readers

I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year!

I'm going to try and get back on board with my site.


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Readathon: Bout of Books 21: This is who I am


Introduce Yourself #insixwords
The challenge is simple: introduce yourself on Twitter, Instagram, or on this post using six words, no more, no less. Use the hashtags #boutofbooks and #insixwords so we can learn all about you.


Book Loving, Pill Slinging, Movie Watcher

(I love books, I'm A Pharmacy Tech, I love watching movies)


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Kindle Deals (46)

I always see blogs that have a page that show deals for the kindle, and I occasionally find one or two books on there that I would want. I'm more of a YA girl, and seeing as how most my followers are (I'm assuming here) I decided to make a list of the YA books I found that are $3.99 and less for the kindle. There are plenty more Ya books that are on amazon, but these caught my attention because either I have them, I've read them, or I'm dying to read them. :) Just click on the title and it takes you to their amazon page in a new window.
I'm not sure how long these deals will be here so get them while they're available.
(Note: Prices are as shown from the date this was posted. Please be sure to check before hitting buy.)

 

 
 


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