All posts tagged: contemporary fiction

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway | That’s Not My Suitcase

  Purchase Here: Amazon | iBooks | Kobo Sterling Towne decided to take a last minute vacation to a sunny paradise to cheer herself up after a divorce. When the airline misplaces her luggage, she thinks it’s just a typical airline snafu until she gets her luggage back only to find out it’s not hers. Rather the suitcase belongs to someone who thought it a good idea to transport a gold Buddha statue via commercial airlines. Sterling turns the statue into hotel security for safe keeping but then her room is ransacked, and she’s sure there was someone following her in town. Does the owner of the statue think she still has it? But if so, why not just ask? She’s getting nervous, and even her new friend Steve thinks she might be in danger. Is she? Or is her imagination just working over time?   Giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway //widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js About Laina Turner Website    Facebook As a child Laina thought she would either be a truck driver (thanks to Jerry Reed in Smokey and the Bandit) or …

Teaser Tuesday ~ The Year We Fell Down

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! My teaser this week is from The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years #1) by Sarina Bowen, a New Adult book I started yesterday, actually, and am in absolute love with! The thing is, we’re all fragile. It’s just that most of our friends are lucky enough not to know it yet. What is your teaser this week?      

Teaser Tuesday (April 14)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!  What a terrible feeling to love someone and not be able to help them. -pg. 349   What is your teaser this week?

Mini Arc Review ~ The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George Publish Date: June 23, 2015 Publisher: Crown Publishing My Rating: ♥♥ I don’t have too much to say about this book. Honestly, this was hard for me to get into, which disappointed me. I was actually looking forward to this book. I found it confusing at times, because it seemed like Monsieur Perdu would have these memories right in the middle of something else, and there was no smooth transition. It took me a while to figure out what was happening. After a while, Perdu’s story just stopped interesting me. The book has a great premise, but wasn’t carried out well. There were some great quotes in here, bit overall, I found it a disappointment.

Mini Review ~ All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Published: January 6, 2015 Publisher: Knopf Genre: YA Lit/Contemporary/Mental Illness/Romance My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.   Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.   When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.   This is an intense, gripping novel …

Roanoke Author Invasion!

Mark My Words has partnered with the Roanoke Author Invasion to provide free consultations to authors regarding their branding and marketing efforts! What is the Roanoke Author Invasion you ask? Join 30 bestselling authors of contemporary and paranormal fiction and more at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, Virginia on April 11, 2015 from 12pm-4pm. Enjoy an afternoon of books, giveaways, and more as you get the latest releases from your favorite authors and discover new voices! When: April 11, 2015 from 12pm-4pm Where: Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, Virginia Who: 30 incredible authors! Adrianne James                   Alyssa Rose Ivy Bryna Bulter                         Brina Courtney (MMW Representative) Cambria Herbert                  Casey L Bond Casey Peeler                        Heather Hildenbrand Jennifer L Armentrout         Karen Lynch Kristen Day                          Laura Howard …

Teaser Tuesday (March 31)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! My this week is from Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley from page 210. I wanted the world to sit back, listen up, and let me explain to it that when someone is sad and hopeless, the last thing they need to feel is that they are the only ones in the world with that feeling So I just finished this book, and all I have to say is-was not expecting that. At all. This book was so well written, though at times I found …