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May 11, 2020

Blog Tour Invitation: Genes by Mary Ting!


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.

BLOG TOUR:
June 29th - July 10th
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NOTE: THE SERIES MUST BE READ IN ORDER. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ISAN AND HELIX, PLEASE CHOOSE THE PROMO OPTION.



April 17, 2020

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: The Secret Brokers by Alexandrea Weis!


THE SECRET BROKERS
by Alexandrea Weis
Genre: Adult
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Release date: April 7th, 2020

THE DARKER THE SECRET,
THE HIGHER THE PRICE. 

Dallas August runs a dangerous business—an organization of elite spies for hire.

The secrets trade.

Nothing is off limits, and no price is too high.

When asked to uncover what recluse Gwen Marsh knows about a Mafia kingpin’s death, Dallas poses as a bodyguard to get close to his target, but the stubborn Asian beauty wants nothing to do with him. As the FBI and the Mafia close in, danger drives them together, but can he protect Gwen, or will Dallas be the one risking everything to discover what she is really hiding?

Dallas August is about to find out how dangerous life can be as one of the Secret Brokers.

Once you are in, there is no turning back.


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About the Author

Alexandrea Weis
 Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, CRRN, ONC, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author of over twenty-seven novels, a screenwriter, ICU Nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight.

Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable.

A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured animals. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans. Weis writes mysteries, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, action, historical, and romance.

Alexandrea Weis is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers Association.



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Excerpt

“You’re aggravating, smart-mouthed, deceptive, probably lying about any number of things at this very moment, but there’s something I can’t quite put my finger on that makes me want to kiss you and never stop.”
Gwen sat up and peered into the fire. “It would never go anywhere. You have your world, and I
have—”
“Your horses.” Dallas slid closer, touching his shoulder to hers.
“Do you ever think about how we might have ended up if we hadn’t met like we did? Without the lies, suspicions, and animosity. Like two ordinary people who want to get to know each other?”
He nodded, intent on letting the truth pour from his lips. “I’ve thought about that a great deal, especially when I remember how you rubbed that cream on me.”
Her airy, happy giggle gave him a glimpse of the woman she kept hidden behind her tough exterior. He knew the vodka had let her guard down, but he liked her this way. It was the most honest he’d ever seen her.
“I keep thinking of you in my kitchen.” She closed her eyes and rocked her head back. “I would sneak out of my office and watch you when you weren’t looking.”
The heat warming his insides stalled, and he drew his brows together. “Your kitchen? What did we do in your kitchen?”
She turned to him, and the rosy hue on her cheeks became a blazing shade of scarlet. “I hate to admit it, but watching you cook was a real turn on. It is for most women.”
Dallas’s chuckle circled the living room and a weight lifted.
“Now you tell me.” He crumpled into the sofa. “I kept trying to get closer to you, to get you to see me as more than a bodyguard, to not hate me, and the answer was there all along. How did I miss that?”
Gwen nestled against his shoulder. “Yeah, well, it took me half a bottle of vodka to figure out how I feel about you.”
He put his arm around her, pulling her to his chest. “And what have you decided?”
She ran her finger over his lips. “That whatever reason brought you to me, you’re not the man I thought you were. You’re so much more.”
He touched his forehead to hers, relieved. It wasn’t forgiveness she offered him, but a respite from his inner turmoil. He could take the key and walk away right now without any regrets. Hell, he would have one, and that was what kept him on that sofa—the hope of a few minutes of peace in her arms.
“What are we going to do about this?”
She dragged her finger from his lips to his chin and down his neck. “I’ve got my yam cream upstairs in my room.”
He studied the contours of her face, hesitating.
Gwen pulled out of his embrace and took his hand, locking her fingers with his. “I suggest you come with me.”


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April 13, 2020

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway: The Secret Brokers by Alexandrea Weis


THE SECRET BROKERS
by Alexandrea Weis
Genre: Adult
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Release date: April 7th, 2020

THE DARKER THE SECRET,
THE HIGHER THE PRICE. 

Dallas August runs a dangerous business—an organization of elite spies for hire.

The secrets trade.

Nothing is off limits, and no price is too high.

When asked to uncover what recluse Gwen Marsh knows about a Mafia kingpin’s death, Dallas poses as a bodyguard to get close to his target, but the stubborn Asian beauty wants nothing to do with him. As the FBI and the Mafia close in, danger drives them together, but can he protect Gwen, or will Dallas be the one risking everything to discover what she is really hiding?

Dallas August is about to find out how dangerous life can be as one of the Secret Brokers.

Once you are in, there is no turning back.


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About the Author

Alexandrea Weis
 Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, CRRN, ONC, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author of over twenty-seven novels, a screenwriter, ICU Nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight.

Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable.

A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured animals. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans. Weis writes mysteries, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, action, historical, and romance.

Alexandrea Weis is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers Association.



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Interview

Tell us a little about yourself and your latest/upcoming release. 
I am Alexandrea Weis a writer of romance, thrillers, YA, historical, and paranormal stories. I was born and raised in New Orleans and most of my books take place in my hometown or have pieces of The Big Easy woven into the storyline. The Secret Brokers is a thriller series that grew from my romantic thriller Nicci Beauvoir Series. It’s about a man finding his way back from heartache. After falling hard for a woman who loved another, Dallas August returns to his dark world of selling secrets, figuring that’s all he knows how to do. Eventually, he learns to come to terms with who he is and what he does.

 Do you read reviews of your books? 
What do you do when you read a not-so-nice one? I read most reviews, good and bad. All reviews are helpful, you remember them when you write your next work and try not to repeat mistakes brought up by reviewers. But you must also write for yourself and not the reviewers. It’s a tightrope, but one all writers must traverse.

What was your inspiration for the book? 
The Nicci Beauvoir series was the inspiration. It consists of To My Senses, Recovery, and Sacrifice and introduces the reader to the character of Dallas August. I loved writing about him, and his secretive lifestyle so much, I wanted to start him in spin-off series. That is how The Secret Brokers was born.   

What are you working on now?  
 I’m putting to bed my next novel which is a Christmas release called The Christmas Tree. It’s a paranormal love story. And I am also juggling my February 2021 release that is the next book in the St. Benedict Series, A River of Secrets which follows up after the disturbing events of Death by The River.

What do you need to set the mood for you to write? 
Nothing. All I need is my computer and I write. I spend eight to ten hours a day writing, so it has become part of my lifestyle.

How many pen names do you have? 
None. Everything I write is under Alexandrea Weis.

How did you come up with your character’s name? 
Dallas was named after my cousin and someone I admire for his cool wit and charm. August sounded powerful and like a man to be reckoned with. 

This or That?
Cat or Dog? Both. Anything with fur.
Heels or flats? Flats.
Snow or rain? Rain
Movies at home or Movie Theater? Home.
Fall or winter? Fall
Vampires or Werewolves? Werewolves
Ghost or Zombies? Ghosts
Action movies or Chick flicks? Action
Horror movies or Mystery movies? Horror

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April 09, 2020

Blog Tour: What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume + Giveaway!


Welcome to the What I Like About Me Blog Tour!

To celebrate the US release of What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume on April 1st, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive original content from Jenna, as well as 10 chances to win a finished copy of What I Like About Me and WILAM pocket mirror, as well as one grand prize giveaway of a book, mirror, beach towel, and sunglasses!


Must Read YA Rom-Coms
by Jenna Guillaume

Romantic comedy is my absolute favourite genre, whether that be in book, movie, or TV form —which is why my first book is a rom-com, too! When the world feels dark and scary, rom-coms are my go-to source of comfort and joy. They feel more vital than ever these days. Here are some of my fave YA rom-com books that I guarantee will brighten your day…

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I adore all of Stephanie Perkins’ books, but her debut Anna and the French Kiss will forever hold a special place in my heart. Who can resist falling in love with a cute guy with a British accent in Paris?! The book is full of so much humour, not to mention incredible chemistry. It brought me so much joy the first time I read it that I immediately knew I wanted to write YA rom-coms too.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
I’m obsessed with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before—both the book and the movie. A lot of it is down to Peter Kavinsky (whoa whoa whoa), but I also love Lara Jean. Like her, I’m a total homebody and an introvert who would rather read romance books and watch John Hughes movies than do just about anything else. This book—and the whole series—is just so fluffy, I want to die.

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
This book is endlessly re-readable (and the movie, likewise, is compulsively rewatchable). Never have emails been so swoon-worthy as they are here. The banter between Simon and his mysterious pen-pal Blue is just exquisite and makes me go all gooey every time. Simon is an easy character to connect with, and I love the way the book explores complex family and friendship dynamics too.

Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar
The characters in this book are in university/college, so it’s on the upper end of YA. And wow, it’s hot. It’s about a revenge plot that goes haywire when main character Jess finds herself wildly attracted to one of the fratty guys she’s meant to be (er, playfully) torturing. Of course, there’s more to him than meets the eye, and watching the layers peel back as they get to know each other is a lot of fun.

It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood
Natalie is a teen whose sense of security is already on shaky ground thanks to her self-consciousness about her appearance. When her comfort zones fall apart thanks to the changing relationships between her parents and her two best friends, she’s sent reeling. Enter Alex, the cute older brother of her friend, who also shakes up Natalie’s world—but this time, in a really good way. This romance is SO DAMN CUTE and includes my fave trope—having to share a bed. Ahem.

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil
Sam is an unashamed geek whose life is turned upside down when he befriends the cool, wordly new girl Camilla and eventually falls for her. Between the central romance and the wider, totally endearing cast of characters, this book is just a really good time. It’s very funny and sweet, with characters that feel real and relatable.

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
This is one of my all-time fave graphic novels. If you haven’t read it, it’s about two British high school boys discovering themselves—and each other—as they become friends and then fall in love. The story and artwork are equally adorable and it’s the kind of book that just makes my heart sing.


*****

Blog Tour Schedule:

March 30th - BookHoundsYA
March 31st - Sprinkles of Dreams
April 1st - The Fandom
April 2nd - Fangirlish
April 3rd - Word Spelunking

April 6th - Julie Caught Reading
April 7th - A Dream Within a Dream
April 8th - Mundie Moms
April 9th - Good Choice Reading
April 10th - Crossroad Reviews


“This is the book I would hand to teen me.”
—Becky Albertalli, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

"Funny and heartfelt. I loved it." 
—Melina Marchetta, author of On the Jellicoe Road

“Debut author Guillaume's novel features funny dialogue and fresh takes on body image and personal relationships as well as a plucky heroine who slowly but surely comes into her own….Perfect for fans of Dumplin’, a hilariously sweet yet complex romance.” 
Kirkus Reviews




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You know all those movies where teenagers have, like, THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES? This vacation is probably not going to be that.

The last thing sixteen-year-old Maisie Martin thought she'd be doing over vacation is entering a beauty pageant. Not when she's spent most of her life hiding her body from everyone. Not when her Dad is AWOL and her gorgeous older sister has returned to rock Maisie's already shaky confidence. And especially not when her best friend starts flirting with the boy she's always loved. But Maisie's got something to prove.


As she writes down all the ways this vacation is going from bad to worse in her school-assignment journal, what starts as a homework torture-device might just end up being an account of how Maisie didn't let anything, or anyone, hold her back.


Jenna Guillame’s American debut features a plus-size protagonist with a compelling, funny, and authentic narrative voice. This relatable and charming novel about friendship, confidence, and self-love will draw readers in as Maisie’s realistic emotional journey unveils the importance of embracing one’s body and celebrating one’s self.





About the Author
Jenna Guillaume was the editor-at-large for BuzzFeed Australia, where she wrote about pop culture, identity, feminism, social media, and, most importantly, Chris Hemsworth’s biceps. Previously, she worked in the features department of Girlfriend magazine in Australia, writing about everything from bullying and body image to bad kisses and boy bands. She also contributed to Girlfriend Life Hacks, an essential guide to navigating a girl’s completely-awkward-but-totally-awesome teen years. Guillaume lives in Australia. Visit her website at jennaguillaume.com.



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  • 10 winners will receive a finished copy of What I Like About Me and WILAM pocket mirror
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  • Ends 11:59pm ET on 4/18
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GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY
  • One winner will receive a finished copy of What I Like About Me, WILAM pocket mirror, beach towel, and sunglasses
  • US/Canada only
  • Ends 11:59pm ET on 4/18
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Twitter & Instagram Blast: The Secret Brokers by Alexandrea Weis


THE SECRET BROKERS
by Alexandrea Weis
Genre: Adult
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Release date: April 7th, 2020

THE DARKER THE SECRET,
THE HIGHER THE PRICE. 

Dallas August runs a dangerous business—an organization of elite spies for hire.

The secrets trade.

Nothing is off limits, and no price is too high.

When asked to uncover what recluse Gwen Marsh knows about a Mafia kingpin’s death, Dallas poses as a bodyguard to get close to his target, but the stubborn Asian beauty wants nothing to do with him. As the FBI and the Mafia close in, danger drives them together, but can he protect Gwen, or will Dallas be the one risking everything to discover what she is really hiding?

Dallas August is about to find out how dangerous life can be as one of the Secret Brokers.

Once you are in, there is no turning back.




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Giveaway
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