Magical Readathon: Christmas at Hogwarts TBR

  • Hello, everyone! I’ve decided to participate in the Magical Readathon: Christmas at Hogwarts! I think this is such a fun idea for a readathon, especially because you get to choose which books you read by following the path. You can find on the information you need on Book Roast’s YouTube channel.
  • The Prompts are Finish your coursework finish your current read
  • Help Hagrid decorate the trees – book with a golden detail
  • Have a snowball fight with the Weasley twins – a book you think will be humorous Visit 3 Broomsticks for muller pixie wine – a read that should only take you a day/evening
  • Exchange presents at your Common Room – read featuring/about friendship
  • Sneak into the kitchen to gift dobby odd socks – read that has an item of clothing on the cover
  • Attend a Yule Ball – book you’ve been preparing yourself for
  • Fly around snowy Hogwarts grounds – building on the cover
  • Put on your knitted sweater from Molly Weasley – read with present parents or a focus on family
  • Use your Invisibility Cloak to get to the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts Library – read a banned book
  • Bring a festive treat to Hedwig at the Owlery – animal on the cover/title/series name Attend the Christmas Feast – watch a Harry Potter movie (optional)

The books I plan on reading are:

Finish your coursework

Sea Witch (Sea Witch, #1)

Have a snowball fight with the Weasley twins

My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies, #1)

Visit 3 Broomsticks for muller pixie wine

Princess Jellyfish 2-in-1 Omnibus, Volume 1 (Princess Jellyfish 2-in-1 Omnibus, #1)

Attend a Yule Ball

A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #4)

Bring a festive treat to Hedwig at the Owlery

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So that’s what I’m planning on reading? Are you participating? If so I’d love to hear what you are reading!

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Kill Code by Luna Kayne Cover Reveal

Today Luna Kayne and Rockstar Book Tours
are revealing the cover and an exclusive content for KILL CODE, the first book
in her new Romantic Suspense Series which releases on January 22, 2019! Check
out the awesome cover and enter the giveaway!
On to the reveal! 
 
 
Title: KILL CODE
Author: Luna Kayne
Pub. Date: January 22, 2019
Publisher: Kayne Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 317

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PROTECT THE ONES YOU
LOVE?
 

THEN 

Ten years ago, a covert government operation
gone wrong separated Jack from Jessa, the girl he promised he would never
leave.
 

NOW 

Jack’s special forces team receives a tip,
leading them to a remote farmhouse in search of a group of hackers led by the
elusive Zane who work for the same person he holds responsible for Jessa’s
death, ten years earlier.
 

Past and present collide as what was once lost
is now standing in front of him and appears to be working for the very evil he
is trying to end.
 

But is everything as it seems as secrets begin
to unravel and pieces are put back in their proper places?
 

And will the last missing piece, the answer to
all of their problems, be found in time?
 

*** Due to some dark and explicit themes in this
book, it is recommended for mature audiences only. ***

* Kill Code is the first book in a trilogy.

Exclusive Excerpt!
Prologue: 10 years ago
– Jack –
 
“Wake up, Jack. We’re moving out. Your
assignment is done.”
 
My commanding officer barks his orders
out, jolting me awake. I open my eyes and try to focus as the dawn barely
lights the room around me.
 
“What do you mean, done? Last night we
were waiting on the search warrants. We had the whole family. It was going
down… today.” Propping myself up on my elbows, I shake my head, trying to
will myself to catch up.
 
Going over the last few days in my head,
this doesn’t make sense. I’ve been on the ground with my unit for months now
working special ops undercover with local law enforcement on a federal level,
collecting whatever evidence we could and rounding up witnesses. Everything
finally began to snowball together three days ago.
 
First one witness came forward, then a
second, then the third came in with solid proof. With Port Thomas being a
smaller city nestled near the coast in Oregon, law enforcement is always
underfunded so they were thankful for the additional manpower, as long as we didn’t
step on too many toes.
 
We had our mission in place for today,
but this wasn’t how it was supposed to go.
 
“It blew up. Shit went down a few hours
ago. Apparently, they knew we were coming. The Sparr family is gone. All of the
evidence against them is now speculative. Four witnesses are dead. Another two
are missing.” Then, as he opens his mouth, I see the hesitation in his eyes as
his body physically braces for a fight.
 
“Jack.” My commander starts then stops,
carefully considering his words with a frustrating pause. “It’s Jessa. Both her
and her brother’s bodies are missing.”
 
“What do you mean, missing?” Then the
weight of his words hits me. “Wait. What do you mean, bodies?” I bolt out of
bed onto shaky legs as I feel my world begin to crumble piece by piece.
 
He chose his words carefully. She isn’t
missing.
 
Her body is missing.
 
“Her family was in a car accident just
outside of town at the bridge. It looks like they went over the cliff. Her
parents’ bodies were recovered from the ravine along with the car. We don’t
know yet if it’s related but three other people from the company are dead as
well. It was a quick job.” He glances around my area as I feel panic begin to
flow through my veins.
 
“Maybe Jessa and Travis weren’t in the
car. Did you check their house?” I counter in a desperate attempt to think of
something they haven’t yet.
 
Thoughts quickly come to me. I just saw
both Jessa and Travis yesterday. We were all talking about how fast our high
school grad is coming up in a few months. For siblings, they are almost
inseparable. Twins who look nothing alike but finished each others sentences at
every turn.
 
When I started this undercover op, six
months ago, I never expected to meet someone like Jessa. I was just a kid
myself at 23 and I was five years older than her and her brother. But I fit
into their senior year in high school. No one knew my secret.
 
Everything about Jessa just fit for me.
 
And now they are both missing.
 
“We’ve been to the house and the
hospital. We retrieved the car an hour ago. The back side window was broken out
from the inside. We found her school bag in the back seat. And before you ask,
we already have over half the team in on the search. We’ve been working with
the local guys and they have all of her information. We’re checking the river
banks as well as the water. Anyone making it out will be found, unless…” His
voice trails off in realization that he said too much, but I pick up where he
left off.
 
“Unless they got pulled under and sucked
down the rapids.” I feel my empty stomach clench tight.
 
His eyes stay locked on me as I pause to
gather my thoughts then, without pretense, my body involuntarily spins to get
dressed and go after Jessa and that’s when I notice them.
 
Two men standing behind my commanding
officer.
 
“Look, Jack. We know you and Jessa
became close but you need to let the team handle it. Finding her and her
brother is their priority while we’re still here. Our mission still stands
though and your orders are to pack up and let them do their job.” His attempt
at pacifying me is beginning to speak to a part of me that I don’t want to show
as the way he trivializes my feelings for her ignites my fight or flight
reflexes.
 
We didn’t become close.
 
She was it.
 
She was everything.
 
She was mine and after the arrests were
made, I was coming for her. I was going to come clean about everything. I was
going to tell her I was undercover and older than she thought I was. I was
going to ask her to forgive my secrets and I was going to tell her I loved her.
 
Now she’s gone.
 
About Luna:

 

Luna Kayne is a
multi-published author in the romance and erotica genres. Her creative works
include novels, novelettes and a book of poetry and prose.
Within the romance
genre, her books and short stories are also listed under suspense, paranormal,
BDSM and contemporary.
The woman behind Luna
Kayne’s pen name has been writing for online publications since 2005. She
writes from her home on an acreage near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

 
 
 
 
 

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win an eBook of KILL CODE,
International.

 

Paper Girls Blog Tour

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Paper Girl
by Cindy R. Wilson
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction
Release date: December 4th 2018
Entangled Teen

Summary:

I haven’t left my house in over a year. My doctor says it’s social anxiety, but I know the only things that are safe are made of paper. My room is paper. My world is paper. Everything outside is fire. All it would take is one spark for me to burst into flames. So I stay inside. Where nothing can touch me.

Then my mom hires a tutor. Jackson. This boy I had a crush on before the world became too terrifying to live in. Jackson’s life is the complete opposite of mine, and I can tell he’s got secrets of his own. But he makes me feel things. Makes me want to try again. Makes me want to be brave. I can almost taste the outside world. But so many things could go wrong, and all it takes is one spark for everything I love to disappear…

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This is a story about a girl named Zoe who hasn’t left her house in a year. I thought the author did a wonderful job writing about anxiety. I really enjoyed the writing and the characters! I enjoyed the romance between Zoe and Jackson. I think the author did such a good job writing about anxiety. This was a read that left me feeling hopeful and I really enjoyed it!

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Cindy lives at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and loves using Colorado towns and cities as inspiration for settings in her stories. She’s the mother of three girls, who provide plenty of fodder for her YA novels. Cindy writes speculative fiction and YA fiction, filled with a healthy dose of romance. You’ll often find her hiking or listening to any number of playlists while she comes up with her next story idea.

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Electric Skies by Belle Malory Cover Reveal

Electric Skies
Belle Malory
(Twelfth Keeper #5)
Publication date: February 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

The strange planet Kennedy has called home for the last year transformed her into something more powerful than she ever imagined.

But it’s not home.

It’s not Earth.

And most importantly, it doesn’t have Phoenix.

Faced with life-altering decisions, Kennedy is forced to abandon everything she’s built for an uncertain future. The journey won’t be easy, but she’s survived greater odds. If it means reclaiming the life she lost, she’ll do whatever it takes. Even if it means letting go of something she never expected to want.

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Author Bio:

I don’t consider myself a writer. I’m a storyteller. I live in Orlando, FL with my family. Keep up with me on social media. I love hearing from readers!

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Arc Review The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib

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This is a story about Anna and her time at a treatment center for women with eating disorders. First I just have to say how beautiful the writing is. It really pulls you into the story and makes it hard for you to stop reading, not that you’ll want to. This book isn’t just about Anna but about the other women on Swann Street too. Even though this book handled a tough topic I think the author did a wonderful job showing how eating disorders not only affect the person who has it but also those they love. This is a book that will leave you thinking about the women on Swann Street for weeks after you read it. It was a very beautiful, emotional, heartbreaking yet hopeful read!

 

Everless by Sara HollandBlog Tour

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In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

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Everless is a unique fantasy filled with twists and turns that keep you guessing throughout the book! The writing is beautiful and the suspense of what was going to happen next made it hard for me to put down. I loved how well written the characters were. Did I mention how much I loved all the twists and turns? Also, the world building is amazing! I really enjoyed reading Everless and I can’t wait to read the second book!

About the Author

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Sara Holland grew up in small-town Minnesota among hundreds of books. She graduated from Wesleyan University and worked in a tea shop, a dentist’s office, and a state capitol building before heading to New York to work in publishing. These days, she can be found exploring the city’s bookstores or finding new ways to put caffeine in her bloodstream. EVERMORE is the sequel to her New York Times-bestselling debut novel EVERLESS.

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Evermore comes out the 31st of December!