Book Blast: Extracted by Tyler H. Jolley & Sherry D. Ficklin


Welcome to the war. The Tesla Institute is a premier academy that trains young time travelers called Rifters. Created by Nicola Tesla, the Institute seeks special individuals who can help preserve the time stream against those who try to alter it. The Hollows is a rogue band of Rifters who tear through time with little care for the consequences. Armed with their own group of lost teens--their only desire to find Tesla and put an end to his corruption of the time stream. Torn between them are Lex and Ember, two Rifters with no memories of their life before joining the time war. When Lex's girlfriend dies during a mission, the only way he can save her is to retrieve the Dox, a piece of tech which allows Rifters to re-enter their own timeline without collapsing the time stream. But the Dox is hidden deep within the Telsa Institute, which means Lex must go into the enemy camp. It's there he meets Ember, and the past that was stolen from them both comes flooding back. Now armed with the truth of who they are, Lex and Ember must work together to save the future before the battle for time destroys them both again.


Tyler H. Jolley is a sci-fi/fantasy author and full-time orthodontist, periodontist (see: Overachiever). He divides his spare time between writing, reading, mountain biking, and camping with his family. Sherry D. Ficklin is a full-time writer and internet radio show host with more mouth then good sense. She has a serious book addiction, but continually refuses treatment, much to her husband’s chagrin.Tyler and Sherry met one fateful day and bonded over their love for books, science
fiction, and donuts. Their first co-written novel came shortly after. Now, they still do all those other things, but also go to various steampunk conventions and events under the guise of ‘research’. They can often be found lurking on the Lost Imperials Facebook page or over on the official website,


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Late To My Own Blogoversary Giveaway

According to my calendar this post is about 10 days late. But I've been so busy lately I haven't had a chance to do anything. I haven't really even had a chance to squeeze in time to read. Which sucks. Now I think of all those times when I had nothing to do and could've read whenever and still didn't...I could kick myself now for not taking advantage of that freedom. Having a full time job, a kid, a new boyfriend plus trying to make other big life changes doesn't leave much space for the things I want to do with my little blog...and that makes me sad.

Okay, enough of me whining. This is supposed to be a happy blog post (which I'm hastily writing 15 minutes before I have to run out the door).

This is my third year still blogging. Not full time. Barely part-time at this point but I'M STILL HERE. There were times when I wanted to quit. When this all felt pointless, like, who the hell is out there reading this blah? But at the end of the day I still love the blogging world. I love being able to say "I only discovered this book because such-and-such blog reviewed it". I have discovered amazing authors being in this book-loving community and I want to stay part of it if I can.

Having a busier schedule now just means I have to push myself a little harder to keep this blog going. Which hopefully I will. So a big big big big big round of THANKSSSSS to my followers and to the bloggers who I follow: you guys make me wanna be here :)

These are the ARCs I'm giving away:

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Giveaway Info:

I will randomly choose one winner for each book (4 books = 4 winners).

You can enter to win all four books if you'd like but just know you can't win them all. Even if you have 50 entries. After you win, your name will be deleted.

Don't cheat. Don't underestimate me. I will find out. Just don't do it.

On the form below, the first entry MUST CONTAIN THE NAME OF THE BOOK YOU WANT TO WIN. If you're entering to win more than one book, separate the titles with a comma (ex: The Dream Thieves, Rose Under Fire, etc).

US Only

Must be 13+

You don't have to be follower but it will make me smile if you do :)

And of course, good luck! And thank you for entering!

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Good News, Bad News & Winners

Hey everyone!

My blog has always been on the quiet side but lately it's been more like dead.

But that's because I found a new job! (the good news)



(here comes the bad news)

The hours are long and I have so much to learn, so I don't have time for reading :(

I'm not putting my blog on hiatus again, just give me a little time and I'll start posting again.

Right now I'm working my way through Battle Royale. I told myself I would put it to the side for awhile and read something else but it hasn't happened yet. I really like the story but this book is wayyyyy too long.

The next book I'm starting is Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee)

The winner of Crown of Midnight is:

Ashley from The Quiet Concert

Thanks everyone for entering :)
Check back next month for more giveaways!

ARC Giveaway: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

I'm having a great week and in a really good mood so I'm having a giveaway :)

An ARC of

Ends on 7/19
13 and over to enter
US only
Not responsible for lost packages
any questions: email me
good luck :)

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Book Blast: Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz

Hello everyone! Last week I had the pleasure of reading Lisa Amowitz's debut novel, Breaking Glass and loved it! And she's having a huge giveaway to celebrate the release of her new book:

BREAKING GLASS from Spencer Hill Press, July 2013
by Lisa Amowitz

On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, he’s not sure whether they’re real or if he’s losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself.

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About the Author:

Lisa Amowitz was born in Queens and raised in the wilds of Long Island, New York where she climbed trees, thought small creatures lived under rocks and studied ant hills. And drew. A lot.
When she hit her teens, she realized that Long Island was too small for her and she needed to escape. So she went to college in Pittsburgh. Go figure.
On leaving college, Lisa became a graphic designer living in New York City. She eventually married her husband of a zillion years, had two lovely children, and was swept away to a fairy tale life in the Bronx, where, unbelievably there are more trees and wilderness than her hometown. She can see the Hudson River from her kitchen window.
Lisa has been a professor of Graphic Design at her beloved Bronx Community College where she has been tormenting and cajoling students for nearly seventeen years. She started writing eight years ago because she wanted something to illustrate, but somehow, instead ended up writing YA. Probably because her mind is too dark and twisted for small children.
BREAKING GLASS which will be released in July, 2013 from Spencer Hill Press, is her first published work. VISION, the first of the Finder series will be released in 2014, along with an unnamed sequel in the following year. LIFE AND BETH will also be released in the near future, along with graphic novel style art.
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The giveaway items are: 

* A custom pendant (like the one the character wears in the story) 
* Two signed ARCs of Breaking Glass
* original work of Breaking Glass related art created and signed by the author

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Check out the illustrated preview of Breaking Glass, Shards! 

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