Blog Tour: All Laced Up by Erin Fletcher




All Laced Up by Erin Fletcher
Publication Date:  October 10, 2016
Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush


Everyone loves hockey superstar Pierce Miller. Everyone except Lia Bailey.

When the two are forced to teach a skating class to save the rink, Lia’s not sure she’ll survive the pressure of Nationals and Pierce’s ego. Not only can’t he remember her name, he signed her bottle of water like she was one of his groupies. Ugh.

But if there’s one thing Lia knows better than figure skating, it’s hockey. Hoping to take his ego down a notch—or seven—she logs into his team website under an anonymous name to give him pointers on his less-than-stellar playing.

Turns out, Pierce isn’t arrogant at all. And they have a lot in common. Too bad he’s falling for the anonymous girl online. No matter how much fun they’re starting to have in real life, she’s afraid he’s going to choose fake-Lia over the real one…

Disclaimer: This book contains a swoony hockey player (and his equally swoony friends!), one-too-many social media accounts, kisses that’ll melt ice, and a secret identity that might not be so secret after all…

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What prompted me to want to be part of this blog tour, was the idea of two people coming together despite their differences.  I love opposite attract stories especially when the main characters start off not very fond of each other, which is the case for Lia and Pierce.

This story remind me a lot of The Cutting Edge. You have two people from vastly different worlds that come together for one common goal, unlike the movie, these two people are forced together to teach twenty two kids how to skate, and not forced together to win a championship. Which in itself is a great part of the story.

I liked the online aspect of the book as well, it played out about how I was expecting it to. I felt like it was a great way to have them interact without expectation of them to act a certain way. They could be themselves without having to be themselves. It was another big draw to the story for me.

I always find myself drawn into stories that are relatable, and both characters in this story with their own issues which makes them real people, and not just perfect on paper. I enjoyed the fact that it was not insta-love, and that they took their time with becoming more.

A great read, and definitely one I will read again.

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About the Author:



Erin is a young adult author from North Carolina. She is a morning person who does most of her writing before sunrise, while drinking excessive quantities of coffee. She believes flip-flops qualify as year-round footwear, and would spend every day at the beach if she could. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, which is almost never useful when writing books.

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Release Day Celebration: McGrave’s Hotel by Steve Bryant

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Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for

McGrave’s Hotel by Steve Bryant

presented by Tantrum Books!

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Happy Book Birthday, Steve!




It’s 1936, and nearly twelve-year-old JAMES ELLIOTT is a bellhop at McGrave’s Hotel, there a year since the night his parents died while on a spy mission into Nazi Germany.

JAMES craves a goodbye message from his parents, but is distracted by troublesome guests who require his help.

Assistance with locating a missing and priceless mummy, wrangling mutant spiders, and attaching the head of a bridegroom is just the kind of hospitality guests have come to expect while at McGrave’s hotel where guests are dying to check in.

But over the course of one frightful evening, James will team with Death’s daughter to fight Nazi sympathizers, monsters, and the undead in this riveting, deathly, historical adventure story unlike any you’ve read before.

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McGrave’s Hotel by Steve Bryant
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
Publisher: Tantrum Books

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At the six available elevators that serviced the hotel, the other bellhops and luggage consumed so much space in the first that there was little room for Victor Lesley and James.

Mr. Lesley tapped James on the shoulder with his walking stick. “You, Ace, stick with me. We’ll take the next one.”

A moment later, James and his box and Mr. Lesley and his walking stick entered the adjacent elevator. When the doors closed and they were alone in the carved oak interior, Mr. Lesley let out a sigh of relief, leaned against one of the walls, and closed his eyes.

James used the moment to steal a close look at the object in his hands. The box was the elephant in the room.

“Want to know what’s in there?” the actor said. He opened his eyes and tapped the box with his walking stick.

James nodded.

“My biggest secret. Thus it must remain. Room 3913, please.”

The floor buttons and indicator lights formed a matrix of four columns. James had to stretch to push the button for the thirty-ninth floor. Holding onto the box made it even more difficult.

“Aren’t you a little young for this line of work?” Mr. Lesley said.

“I’m almost twelve, sir.”

“Live here?”

“Yes, sir.”

James had a basement room, but it was large and well-ventilated, and Chef Anatole let him order anything off the spectacular menu. Mr. Morton, the accountant, tutored him in Arithmetic; Miss Frobish, the head of reservations, tutored him in Geography; and Mr. Clancy, the electrician, tutored him in Science. Anything else he wished to learn was available on the sixth floor, in the hotel library. The library originally belonged to Thaddeus McGrave himself, and the management since Mr. McGrave’s era had not only preserved the collection but had updated it regularly.

James was an avid reader and used the library often. His room was filled with borrowed books, and he discussed them at length with Mr. Nash and Miss Charles. He was particularly fond of books about ancient Egypt because they reminded him of the summer he and his parents spent in Cairo. He remembered laughing at the wobbly, lurching camel ride to the Great Pyramid of Cheops, at Giza. On the small bureau in his room, James kept his only souvenir of that excursion: a photograph of his mom, his dad, and himself. Their names—Blanche, Alex, and James—were inscribed on the back in his mother’s neat hand. His mom had long blond hair and looked quite beautiful in the khaki riding outfit she wore in the photo, and his dad always said she was the bee’s knees.

The elevator, which had been ascending, passed the twentieth floor.

“Did you like my gals tonight?” Mr. Lesley asked.

“The ladies in the red dresses? They seemed nice,” James said. “Were they really what you said? Your fan club? Your agent?”

“Never met them before,” Mr. Lesley said. “Look, Ace, it’s all the same. It doesn’t matter if you are a stage star, a screen star, or President Roosevelt. You have to make an entrance. In most towns, the limo comes from the local funeral home. Here in New York, you can get a real limo with all the trimmings. So tonight, the limo, the girls, even a couple of the guys asking questions, were all part of a package deal. You pay for it. It’s one of the expenses of being a star.”

As they passed the thirtieth floor, the elevator suddenly slowed. When it stopped prematurely, James stared anxiously at the button and light panel as the doors opened. All the lights were flashing. “Nuts!” he said at once. It was the wrong floor!

The opened doors revealed a corridor lit entirely by candles. The corridor seemed to drift off to infinity. From far down the hallway, something large and green was floating toward them fast. James recognized it as the ectoplasm of a lost, angry spirit. He had had trouble with this one before. Jockeying the wooden box into an arm hold with his right arm, James furiously pressed the Close Door button with his left hand. The doors sealed right before the green cloud was upon them.

The elevator jerked once and then resumed its ascent. The lights calmed down.



Steve Bryant


Steve Bryant is a new novelist, but a veteran author of books of card tricks. He founded a monthly internet magazine for magicians containing news, reviews, magic tricks, humor, and fiction, and he frequently contributes biographical cover articles to the country’s two leading magic journals. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Release Day Blitz: The Rift Uprising by Amy Foster


rift_finalcoverTitle: The Rift Uprising
AUthor: Amy S. Foster
Published Dates: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Harper Voyager

Normal seventeen-year-old girls go to high school, binge watch TV shows all weekend, and flirt with everyone on the face of the Earth. But Ryn Whitaker is trying to save it.

Ryn is a Citadel. A soldier. A liar. Ryn and her fellow Citadels were specially chosen and trained to guard a Rift—one of fourteen unpredictable tears in the fabric of the universe that serve as doorways to alternate Earths. Unbeknownst to her family, Ryn leaves for school each day and then reports for duty as an elite, cybernetically-altered soldier who can run faster, jump farther, and fight better than a Navy SEAL—which comes in handy when she’s not sure if axe-wielding Vikings or any number of other terrified and often dangerous beings come through the Rift. A fine-tuned weapon, Ryn is a picture-perfect Citadel. But that’s all about to change.

When a young man named Ezra is pulled through the Rift, Ryn finds herself immediately drawn to him, despite her training. What starts as a physical attraction quickly grows deeper, and Ezra’s curiosity throws Ryn off balance when he starts questioning the Rifts, the mysterious organization that oversees them, and the Citadels themselves—questions that lead Ryn to wonder if the lies she’s been telling her family are just the surface of a much bigger lie told to her. As Ryn and Ezra desperately try to get to that truth, they discover that each revelation blurs the line between the villains and the heroes even more.


amy-s-foster-author-photo-headshotAmy S. Foster is a celebrated songwriter, best known as Michael Bublé’s writing partner. You might recognize her work in his four hit singles, including “Home” and “Haven’t Met You Yet.”  She has also collaborated with Destiny’s Child, Diana Krall, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and a host of other artists. She is also the author of the novel When Autumn Leaves. When she’s not in a studio in Nashville, Amy lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. Amy is the daughter of singer B.J. Cook and the legendary music producer, David Foster. Fun fact about Amy: Her extended family tree includes Bella and Gigi Hadid, Sara and Erin Foster and Brody and Brandon Jenner, and Clay Aiken! The Rift Uprising, her YA debut, will be released on October 4, 2016.   


Birthday Book Haul!


So my birthday was way back in June, but I finally decided to use the Amazon gift cards my sisters so graciously gave me. I’m super excited about what I got.

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Got these three in paperback to complete my collection. I already had Winter and Fairest, thanks to my Secret Sister and BEA 2015.


My very first Audio Book. Figured I would start with this one and see if I like it. (Though I did find out that Audible does not take Amazon gift card, but got it anyway.)

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Got these in eBook form. I loved Jamie McGuire’s Walking series, and thought I’d read some more about those Maddox boys.

What’s your latest book haul?

I am waiting on By Your Side by Kasie West




“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


Title: By Your Side | Goodreads |
Author: Kasie West | Goodreads|Website |
Publication Date: 1/31/2017 |Amazon|
Publisher: Harper Teen

In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?


I have LOVED every book I’ve read by Kasie West, and I know that I will love this one just as much. Plus it sounds like a fun read. I mean really who wouldn’t want to be stuck in a library with a hot guy?

Let’s Talk: Is there such a thing as too many Reading/Blogging Challenges?


So I was trying to think of a good discussion topic, and then it hit me….is there such a thing as participating in too many reading/blogging challenges?  The first year I decided to join any reading challenges I told myself I was only going to do a couple to see how it goes, I was already doing meme’s, so I didn’t want to overwhelm myself….I honestly think I did ok.

In 2015 I participated in:

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This year I’m participating in:

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As you can see I’ve added a few. The problem is this year, I haven’t actually been reading that many books or even doing that much blogging. Real life got in the way and I sort of lost my mojo for both reading and blogging.

Since it’s already September I’ve decided to ignore the goals of my reading challenge and just focus the rest of this year reading for fun, if I meet some goals great, if not, no biggie.

So as a blogger/reader when do you decide how many challenges is one too many?

Reading Challenge Goal for 2017: 4 challenges and Goodreads.

Cover Reveal: April Showers and Wedding Flowers by Lindsey Paley



Title: April Showers and Wedding Flowers
Author: Lindsey Paley



The wedding cake is baked, the champagne is on ice and the bridesmaid dress is a perfect fit. Everything is ready for Hannah and Archie’s wedding at the picture-perfect church in the sleepy village of Aisford in the Lake District.

But if Camille Carter, ‘Queen of Culinary Chaos’, thought everything would go according to plan for a change, then she was wrong. When tragedy strikes at the Stag Party weekend there’s a risk the wedding will have to be called off.

Will Millie team up once again with irritating-but-hunky Fergus McKenzie to untangle the mystery and ensure the wedding of the year goes ahead without a hitch? Or should she leave well alone and return to her little Parisian patisserie to concentrate on her fledgling Afternoon Tea business?

April Showers and Wedding Flowers is sure to delight fans of the Camille Carter series.




Lindsey Paley is the author of contemporary romance novels and a cosy murder/mystery series set in the English Lake District. When not scribbling away in her peppermint and cream writer’s retreat (shed) she loves baking cakes and indulging in a spot of Afternoon Tea with her friends where a glass of pink fizz is often the highlight. She loves walking in the countryside and is also a keen archer!

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