Blind Date with a Book Week 2 – TWCS – YA, Romance, and Dystopia!




Four weeks of GiveAways!!!

Enter this week to win one of the following titles in eBook.


Week 2


Breeder,  K.B. Hoyle, Dystopian

Everything about Seventeen’s life is perfect, from her genetics, to her home in Sanctuary, to her status as a Breeder inBreeder-Hi-Res-Cover the Unified World Order. But all that changes when an Enforcer named Pax infiltrates Sanctuary and targets her for extraction from the Controlled Repopulation Program, a program he claims is hiding a dark secret. Mired in confusion and doubt, Seventeen takes the name Pria, the identity of her childhood, and embarks on a quest to discover the truth before it’s too late.






The Six, K.B. Hoyle, YA

9781612130538Darcy Pennington feels like she is an insufferably average thirteen-year-old, but when a change in her dad’s job forces her to attend Cedar Cove Camp, she unwittingly stumbles upon a magical gateway. Along with five other teenagers, she will travel to a world called Alitheia. The “arrival of the Six” was prophesied long ago, but will she have what it takes to save Alitheia?








The End of All Things, Lissa Bryan, Dystopian


After a terrible virus ravages the planet, Carly, one of the few survivors, hides in her apartment in Juneau, trying to survive the best she can with only occasional forays to gather food.  She is discovered by Justin, an ex-soldier intent on making his way to Florida before winter sets in. This is the story of their journey to find a place to begin a new life and a home in each other.







How To Get Ainsley Bishop To Fall In Love With You, T.M. Franklin, Romance/YA9781612133164

Oliver Holmes likes making lists—meticulous procedures for achieving his goals, step-by-step. So when he decides it’s time to declare his feelings for Ainsley Bishop, it’s only natural for him to approach the challenge with a logical and methodical plan.

He decides a perfect birthday gift is the key to success, but finding that gift proves to be a challenge. Oliver will need to watch her carefully for clues to pinpoint exactly what he should give her. And along the way, he might just learn that what Ainsley really needs is not quite what he expected.





More, T.M. Franklin, YA

moreHaunted by terrifying nightmares and certain she’s being watched, college student Ava Michaels finds an unlikely ally in Physics tutor Caleb Foster. But Caleb isn’t quite what he seems. In fact, he’s not entirely human, and he’s not the only one.

Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bent on Ava’s capture, and possible extinction. As Ava fights to survive, she learns the world’s not what she thought.

It’s a little bit more.





Sebastian and the Afterlife, William J. Barry, YA


Sebastian is an average 17 year-old boy, there is one catch … he has just died.  Sebastian awakes in a surreal world somewhere between mortal life and the afterlife.  The Grim Reaper and his loyal agents maintain the law of this mystical realm.  Sebastian soon finds himself at Sapentia, a high school for the departed.  He longs for his lost love, Sarah, who is still alive in the mortal world.  Some things are forbidden; some lines cannot be crossed.  What will Sebastian risk to be close to her again?












Freshly Booked Interview – TPOA

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Review – One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories


Publisher: Knopf
Publication date: February 4, 2014
ISBN-10: 0385351836
ISBN-13: 978-0385351836
Formats Available: Paperback, Hardback, Kindle, Audio

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

First off, I’ll admit I’m a little biased. BJ Novak not only acted in The Office, my favorite TV show of all time, but was also involved in writing/producing the show as well. Needless to say, I went into this book WANTING to love it.

And I did. I really enjoyed this collection. The stories were topical, clever, alternatingly humorous and thought-provoking. At the end of most of the stories, I either laughed, cried, said “Hmm,” or immediately went back to experience the story again, now that I knew how it ended. As a writer, this collection has made me rethink the concept of the short story.

I listened to the audio version, and I really enjoyed the performance aspect. Novak himself is an actor, and the other readers (Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Katy Perry, Lena Dunham, Jason Schwartzmann, Carey Mulligan, Mindy Kaling, Julianne Moore, and Emma Thompson) are actors/performers as well, so it was really more like a radio play. I’m not sure I would have enjoyed it as much if I’d only read it.

*A warning to those sensitive to bad language, it has that. In some of the stories, it was gratuitous, but at the same time I think it was linked to character development.