Thursday, 20 June 2013

Evernight Teen Summer Kick Off Blog Hop


I don't know about you, but I am totally stoked for summer! The last month of school is absolutely crazy, and with my change of school coming up, I have to pack everything I own at school and bring it home. Plus I have to mark a gazillion assignments, write an insane number of report cards, and try not to wander the halls muttering to myself and pulling out my hair. Next Friday cannot come soon enough!

But what to do with this lovely vacation coming up? Well, my first priority is to finish re-writing my book. It's damn hard to be a writer when you've already got a full-time job and a family, so the revision just isn't happening as fast as I'd like it to. I plan to give it my full attention beginning next Saturday, and hopefully it'll be in to the publisher around the middle of the month.

Then what? My To-Be-Read pile has become a teetering pile which is bound to fall on the cat the next time he rubs his face against it. Okay, not really because these days I buy mostly e-books and read them on my phone. They're just so much more portable, and I don't have to throw my back out lugging around a hundred books or more.


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So what's at the top of my list? Kelley Armstrong. The final book in her Darkness Rising trilogy was released in April and I haven't read it yet. *hangs head in shame* I'm a bad fan. But I wanted to reread the first two books, and I couldn't find my copy of the first one, so I tried to borrow it from the school library, but someone already had it so I had to wait... Well, you get the picture.

Also taking up space in the TBR pile are the books by my fellow Evernight Teen authors. I've already read Elysium by Sylah Sloan, and Phoenix: The Rising by Bette Maybee, both of which I strongly recommend. I've begun Shrapnel by Stephanie Lawton but haven't had time to finish it yet. I own all the other books currently in the ET line-up and I'm getting anxious to finally have time to read them!

What's in your summer reading pile? I'd love to hear some recommendations, and as a reward, I will give one lucky commenter a $10 gift card to Evernight Teen! If you want, you can hang onto it until my book comes out, but if you're anything like me and desperate to spend anything you get, you can use it to pick up one or two of the fabulous books written by my colleagues.

But wait! There's more!

  • One lucky hopper will win a KINDLE PAPERWHITE eREADER sponsored by Evernight Teen!
  • Every book blogger/reviewer site is giving away one free eBook from Evernight Teen (winner's choice of any eBook from Evernight Teen's website).
  • Each author offers their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win. You may even find some exciting excerpts from my book at a few of them!
Be sure to leave your answer and your email address in the comments below to be eligible to win a prize, then continue hopping to the next stop!

Happy Reading!


22 comments:

  1. There are more than 200 books in my TBR pile atm...way too many to list!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity!
    farmaki(at)live(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Good luck getting through all those books!

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  2. This is awesome. Thanks for the opportunity. I have liked them on FB! jmelter at gmail dot com I have lost track of my TBR pile it's now called The Random Grab pile

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    1. The Random Grab Pile! LOL
      Thanks for visiting!

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  3. My TBR list includes about 200 books at least,100 of them I added a long time ago
    cookiesmasher5@yahoo.com

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    1. I haven't added to my pile recently so almost everything in there is at least a couple months old. Maybe someday soon I'll get to read some. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway (wanted to get that out before I babble on and forget my manners :))

    I have a rather larger TBR pile as well, but there is always room for more! I'm a pretty all-over-there sort of reader so I read every single thing I get my hands on but the next ten I have on my TBR list (I am nerdy, I have my next ten planned, but I mix them up at times) are:

    Kallos by Khelsey Jackson, Foolish Games by Leah Spiegel, Phobia by Elizabeth Parker, Assured Destruction by Michael F. Stewart, The Super Spies and the Cat Killer by Lisa Orchard, Just Jane by William Lavender, Beyond the Eyes by Rebekkah Ford, Hell's Gift by K.S. Haigwood, and Death Whispers by Tamara Rose Blodgett.

    I can't recommend any since I've not read them yet, but those are up next :) Now I have added your book to my TBR list so I can snag that when it comes out and add that right on to the list!

    Thanks again and I hope everyone has a wonderful day/night!

    Shelly H.
    booski24@hotmail.com

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    1. Hmmm...some of those look pretty good. I sense my pile about to grow again. Keep checking back for my release date - possibly late summer or early fall, but I won't know til edits are done. Thank you!

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  5. On my short-term TBR pile for this Summer.....Hunted by Kevin Hearne, Cast in Sorrow by Michelle Sagara, Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews and MacRieve by Kresley Cole.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    Twitter: @BookAttict
    Networked Blogs: Elizabeth Kotkiewicz Hyatt

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    1. Too many books! So little time! Arghhh! Thank you for the new recommendations.

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  6. I can't wait for these books to be released...
    Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
    The Edge of Always by J. A. Redmerski
    The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (Ella and Micha) by Jessica Sorensen
    The Redemption of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #2)
    Never Too Far (Too Far #2)
    by Abbi Glines
    Jet (Marked Men, #2) by Jay Crownover
    Jadeite(Jaded, #3) by Tijan
    Faithful (Wanted, #3) by Kelly Elliott
    Rome (Marked Men, #3) by Jay Crownover
    Conflicted (Battlescars, #3) by Sophia Monroe
    Always Forever (Sometimes Never, #3)by Cheryl McIntyre

    And so many more.. I'm patient so I can wait for then to come out (:

    caitlinsheahan@hotmail.co.uk

    Thanks for the opportunity.!

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    1. Thanks for the suggestions Caitlin! And thanks for participating in our hop!

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  7. I really want to get through all of the Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher! Thabk you for the chance to enter! wendynjason04 at gmail dot com

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    1. I've never read any of those but they look interesting. Thanks for visiting!

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  8. I have to read and review The Transplant. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks!
    katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Hi! I hope your enjoying your vacation! I hope everything goes great with your book! :) There are so many book books coming out or that have came out. Im so excited to start reading. Gail Koger has two new ones coming, Lorelei James, Diana Palmer and Shayla Black just came out with new ones, and there are so many others! Thank you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Those are some hot reads! Maybe after the kids are in bed ;) Thank you for visiting!

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  11. Oh man, I've got tons of of books to read. Off the top of my head (I've got the full list on my iPad), I can remember 1984 by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, and the Ender saga by Orson Scott Card. Oh, and I want to re-read the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin!

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    1. Sounds like you've got plenty of good reading to keep you busy this summer! I hope all is well so far. Say hi to the family for me!

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