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August 08, 2020

Duology Blog Tour & Promotional Events Invitation: It Takes Death to Reach a Star/In the Shadow of a Valiant Moon by Stu Jones & Gareth Worthington

[Cover Variations with original artwork by Justin Paul (Sony, Lionsgate)]

It Takes Death to Reach a Star
by Stu Jones & Gareth Worthington
Publication: May 22nd, 2018

THE WORLD YOU KNOW IS DEAD. WE DID THIS TO OURSELVES.

The epidemic struck at the end of the Third World War. Fighting over oil, power, and religion, governments ignored the rise of an anti-bacterial-resistant plague. In just five years, the Earth was annihilated. Only one city survived—Etyom—a frozen hell-hole in northern Siberia, engulfed in endless conflict.

The year is 2251.

Two groups emerged from the ashes of the old world. Within the walled city of Lower Etyom dwell the Robusts—descendants of the poor who were immune to the New Black Death. Above them, in a metropolis of pristine platforms called Lillipads, live the Graciles—the progeny of the super-rich, bio-engineered to resist the plague.

Mila Solokoff is a Robust who trades information in a world where knowing too much can get you killed. Caught in a deal-gone-bad, she’s forced to take a high-risk job for a clandestine organization hell-bent on revolution.

Demitri Stasevich is a Gracile with a dark secret—a sickness that, if discovered, will get him Ax’d. His only relief is an illegal narcotic produced by the Robusts, and his only means of obtaining it is a journey to the arctic hell far below New Etyom.

Thrust together in the midst of a sinister plot that threatens all life above and below the cloud line, Mila and Demitri must master their demons and make a choice—one that will either salvage what’s left of the human race or doom it to extinction...

In the Shadow of a Valiant Moon
by Stu Jones & Gareth Worthington
Publication: August 25th, 2020

DESTINY HAS NO ALLEGIANCE.

Four years have passed since the lillipads fell and Etyom slipped into darkness.

The New Black Death has mutated again, spreading to near epidemic proportions. What little order existed in Earth’s last city has disintegrated into chaos. Rippers roam the Vapid, robbing and leaving their victims butchered. The Robusts have spilled out of their broken enclaves and hide in any dark corner that will conceal them. Meanwhile, the elite Graciles, fallen from their pristine towers in the sky, have all mysteriously disappeared.

Demitri is a prisoner in his own mind. His demon, Vedmak—now known as the Vardøger—is manipulating Demitri’s body and knowledge to execute a secret plan far more disastrous than even the Gracile Leader dared.

Mila, her status among the fractured resistance elevated to that of Paladyn—a protector of the people—leads the fight against zealots intent on destroying what little remains of Etyom. It is a responsibility she never wanted, a calling that prevents her from doing what she truly desires.

Yet, Mila should be careful for what she longs. Caught between annihilation and loyalties that refuse to die, she must reconcile a single immutable truth: following your heart comes at a price.

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Teaser Blasts
We will be sharing teaser blasts on various dates throughout September to help promote the release of book two in the duology! They will be sized for Instagram but you can share on any platform. A Rafflecopter will be prepared for you to share your links as extra entries, with a new entry option added as each date comes around.
Teaser Blast: September 2nd  
Teaser Blast: September 9th 
Teaser Blast: September 16th 
Teaser Blast: September 23rd

Release Blast: August 25th
HTML content will be provided for bloggers, but you can share her release on any platform. You will be able to submit your links as extra entries for the giveaway.

Twitter & IG Blast: September 26th
Teasers will be provided to share on Twitter & Instagram. You will be able to submit your links as extra entries for the giveaway.

Blog Tour: September 28th - October 2nd
Promotional and Review spots available! You will need to have read book 1 in order to review book 2, however you can participate by Reviewing book 1, as well!




July 22, 2020

The Bone Carver by Monique Snyman - Blog Tour & Promotional Event Sign-ups!



The Bone Carver
by Monique Snyman
Genre: Young Adult, Horror
Publication: October 20th, 2020

For a small New England town, Shadow Grove has an uncanny ability to attract the worst kind of trouble. Not that the residents are too concerned about the various horrors living among them.

As the leaves change color and the weather grows colder, a foul presence is making itself known by leaving peculiar gifts for the students of Ridge Crest High. At first, the presents seem harmless—and a rash of accidents seem coincidental—but when seniors Rachel Cleary and her Scottish cousin, Dougal Mackay, find a boneless body in the boiler room, things take an ominous turn.

Something vicious is on the loose in Shadow Grove, but with Orion Nebulius gone, Rachel has little hope of anyone getting out alive.

Teaser Blasts
We will be sharing teasers as a countdown to release day (October 20th) for THE BONE CARVER! They will be sized for Instagram but you can share on any platform. A Rafflecopter will be prepared for you to share your links as extra entries, with a new entry option added as each date comes around.
- Teaser Blast: September 24th 
- Teaser Blast: September 30th 
- Teaser Blast: October 7th 
- Teaser Blast: October 14th

Release Blast: October 20th
HTML content will be provided for bloggers, but you can share her release on any platform. You will be able to submit your links as extra entries for the giveaway.

Twitter & IG Blast: October 22nd
Teasers will be provided to share on Twitter & Instagram. You will be able to submit your links as extra entries for the giveaway.

Blog Tour: October 19th - 23rd
Promotional and Review spots available!





July 17, 2020

Review: Hunted by the Skye by Tanaz Bhathena


Hunted by the Sky
by Tanaz Bhathena
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published June 23rd 2020 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Gul has spent her life running. She has a star-shaped birthmark on her arm, and in the kingdom of Ambar, girls with such birthmarks have been disappearing for years. Gul's mark is what caused her parents' murder at the hand of King Lohar's ruthless soldiers and forced her into hiding to protect her own life. So when a group of rebel women called the Sisters of the Golden Lotus rescue her, take her in, and train her in warrior magic, Gul wants only one thing: revenge.

Cavas lives in the tenements, and he's just about ready to sign his life over to the king's army. His father is terminally ill, and Cavas will do anything to save him. But sparks fly when he meets a mysterious girl--Gul--in the capital's bazaar, and as the chemistry between them undeniably grows, he becomes entangled in a mission of vengeance--and discovers a magic he never expected to find.

Dangerous circumstances have brought Gul and Cavas together at the king's domain in Ambar Fort . . . a world with secrets deadlier than their own. Exploring identity, class struggles, and high-stakes romance, Hunted by the Sky is a gripping adventure set in a world inspired by medieval India.

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I had mixed feelings about Hunted by the Sky. There were days I was reading and I felt like it was amazing and other days I was indifferent. Frankly? I'm contributing that to the current state of the world and what it's doing to my psyche, rather than the book. 

Because in the end, I really enjoyed this one and am eager to see where this story goes. I liked the characters a lot. Neither character is "perfect", and both experience some traumas that I can relate to, so I felt invested in their stories. Gul and the Sisterhood reminded me Arya Stark/Sand Snakes, which I can appreciate because I'm all for some badass chicks in my stories, but I wish more time had been spent exploring them.

The setting was probably my favorite aspect of this book. It's a bit ruthless, but also enchanting. I do wish the magic had been a larger focus of the story. For much of Gul's story, it is. However once we move past that and get a bit further into the story, it feels a bit abandoned. I would have liked to have gotten more backstory on pretty much everything relating to the magical elements and prophecies. There were a lot of elements there to explore and I would have enjoyed as much. Perhaps this will be addressed in future installments. 

Ultimately I really did enjoy Hunted by the Sky, I just wished the setting and backstory had been a bit more developed. I'll be keeping an eye on the sequel!




July 16, 2020

Sisters of the Moon by Alexandrea Weis Blog Tour & Promotional Events! Sign-ups open!



Sisters of the Moon
by Alexandrea Weis
Release date: September 22nd

A monstrous fate will turn a girl into a legend.

On an island in Lake Obersee, where The Sisters of St. Gertrude abide, a destitute Moor named Durra arrives. Sold for taxes, she and her two companions tend to the nuns and their collection of cats. At night, she combs the library for details on the order, the remote island, and the beasts howling outside her window.

But when a prank reveals the sisters’ gruesome secret, Durra is forced to accept a new fate. Bestowed an unearthly power, she must choose between life as a nun or living among the monsters beyond the convent walls.

Her path is about to change the tide in the ultimate war. The war between good and evil.

Teaser Blasts
We will be sharing teasers as a countdown to release day (September 22nd) for SISTERS OF THE MOON! They will be sized for Instagram but you can share on any platform. A Rafflecopter will be prepared for you to share your links as extra entries, with a new entry option added as each date comes around.
Teaser Blast: August 25th
Teaser Blast: September 1st 
Teaser Blast: September 8th 
Teaser Blast: September 15th 


Release Blast: September 22nd
HTML content will be provided for bloggers, but you can share her release on any platform. You will be able to submit your links as extra entries for the giveaway.

Twitter & IG Blast: September 25th
Teasers will be provided to share on Twitter & Instagram. You will be able to submit your links as extra entries for the giveaway.

Blog Tour: September 21st - September 25th
Promotional and Review spots available!






July 03, 2020

Blog Tour Wrap-Up: GENES by Mary Ting

Note from Good Choice Reading:
We would like to thank Mary Ting and Vesuvian Media Group for allowing us to help promote Genes! We would also like to thank all of the bloggers and readers who helped out! Congratson the new release, Mary! Keep killing it. 💖


Genes by Mary Ting
Series: Book 3 in the ISAN series. 
Genre: YA dystopian/science fiction
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Release date: June 30th, 2020

ALLEGIANCES WILL BE TESTED.
IDENTITIES WILL BE REVEALED.
NO ONE IS SAFE.

While searching for the HelixB88 anti-serum on the black market, Ava uncovers valuable intel that may help the rebels in their fight to bring down ISAN—the location of a hidden facility. But first, the insurgents must find the female citizens unexpectedly displaying powers without use of the Helix serum before ISAN captures them.

As the rebels join forces with other sectors, ISAN plans their destruction by using someone they don’t suspect at the rebel home base. A traitor within.

Now, Ava must make a dangerous decision, one that could risk their capture—or worse.

Purchase GENES
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About the Author

 Mary is an international bestselling, award-winning author. She writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers around the world. Her books span a wide range of genres, and her storytelling talents have earned a devoted legion of fans, as well as garnered critical praise.

Becoming an author happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she had in high school. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, Mary retired from teaching after twenty years. She also had the privilege of touring with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book: No Bullies Allowed.

Mary resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two little dogs, Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Being a huge Twilight fan, Mary was inspired to make book-themed jewelry and occasionally gives it away as prizes to her fans.


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