Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer Arc Review

Saving Meghan

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This was an interesting thriller. This book makes you question every character and their motives. There was tons of suspense and plenty of twists and turns. The writing kept me intrigued trying to figure out if  I could trust any of the characters. None of the characters were likable. So if you don’t like unlikeable characters than you might want to skip this. However, if you are looking for a good thrill then I  suggest you pick this up!

I received an arc for my honest opinion and all opinions are my own.

Books I have on hold at my library #4

Hello, everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful month! Mine has been very busy. I am loving the warmer weather even though we have also been getting those April showers. ALso dealing with allergies. I love spring but it does not love me. Anyway, my library got some more books in that I’ve put on hold.

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Dragon Pearl

The Night Tiger

Broken Things

The Dead Queens Club

Shout

Descendant of the Crane

Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)

City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)

I love using the Libby app. I also check books out in person but Libby has a bigger selection. The young adult book section is sadly lacking at my library. So what books have you put on hold?

Tudor Rose Blog Tour

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Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose by W.H. Doyle

Publication Date: April 9, 2019

Publisher: Month9Books

In 16th-century England, two teenage best friends find themselves on an exciting journey from the country to the Queen’s court in the hope of being named ladies-in-waiting. But Sybille and Rose soon discover they aren’t the only girls who have their sights set on attending Her Majesty.  The girls must compete against worldly and cunning opponents, among them mean-girl Avis and her entourage of back-stabbing co-horts, tipping the balance in their already-tenuous friendship.

Soon, the grand hall is more like the hallway of a prestigious finishing school, with girls fighting for the attention of a dashing, young earl, amid parties fueled by drinking and indiscriminate dalliances. As the tension between Sybille and Avis heats up, the focus on Rose wanes, allowing her to turn her attention to more important matters – like getting close enough to the Queen to learn her secrets.

But being close to the Queen is not without its challenges. And when rumors of Rose’s influence make their way around the castle, no one, not even the Queen, will be safe.

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My Review

I really enjoyed this historical fiction! Tons of drama and intrigue that made it hard to put down! I liked the writing! The plot was exciting!  I enjoyed reading Tudor Rose!

W.H. Doyle

Author Bill Doyle was born in Michigan, and wrote his first mystery at the age of eight. He has gone on to write critically acclaimed and bestselling children’s books, including stories of real-life war heroes in “Behind Enemy Lines: True Stories of Amazing Courage”; the pick-your-own-adventure “Worst Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure: Everest”; the historical fiction mystery series Crime Through Time; the Henry & Keats series including “Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie”; the Scream Team series about Bad News Bears-type monsters playing sports; and soon-to-be released series “The Prizewinners of Piedmont Place.”

Additionally, Bill has served as editor at Sesame Workshop, TIME for Kids and SI Kids. He’s written for LeapFrog, Weekly Reader, Rolling Stone, Comedy Central, National Geographic Kids, and the American Museum of Natural History. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the film school at New York University where he was taught by the likes of Arthur Miller and David Mamet.

Bill lives with two dachshund-headed canines in New York City, and you can visit him online at http://www.BillDoyleBooks.com.

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Tour Schedule:

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Last Girl Lied to by L.E. Flynn Blog Tour Review and Favorite Quotes

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Last Girl Lied To

by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Publisher: Imprint

Release Date: April 16th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Synopsis:

Something made him angry that night.

Something made her cry.

Something made Trixie disappear.

What if it was all the same thing? 

Fiona claims she doesn’t remember anything about the night her best friend left a party early and walked into the ocean. But the truth is, she wishes she could forget.

Trixie’s disappearance is ruled a suicide, but Fiona starts to believe that Trixie isn’t really dead. Piecing together the trail of a girl who doesn’t want to be found leads her to Jasper, Trixie’s former friend with benefits, and Beau—the boy who turned Fiona down, who loved someone else, who might be happy Trixie is gone.

The closer Fiona gets to finding out what happened, and the closer she gets to Jasper and Beau, the more she realizes that the girl she knew better than anyone may have been a carefully constructed lie—and she might have been waiting to disappear the entire time.

Told in alternating chapters between the past and the present, Last Girl Lied To is a gripping emotional thriller.

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My Review

Last Girl Lied To was a suspenseful, dark read full of secrets for you to discover! I really liked the writing style and thought it was unique. I loved the fact that the narrator was unreliable. That makes it harder for the reader to figure out the mystery, which I love! I liked the fact that the characters were flawed. I really enjoyed reading Last Girl Lied To! If you like mysteries then you should pick this one up!

Favorite Quotes

When you put them on either side of a scale, they never weigh the same. One is bound to be heavier.

And maybe the problem isn’t who I let in, but who was already here.

After all, lies that make other people feel better must be kind of okay.

Mine decided to betray me, just like the people I let into my life.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Laurie Elizabeth (L.E.) Flynn is the author of Firsts and the upcoming psychological thriller Last Girl Lied To, along with an untitled thriller to follow in 2020. She is also the author of Wattpad featured series The Boys Tell All. Her other short fiction has been named a finalist for the John Kenneth Gailbraith Literary Award.

Flynn is a former model who worked in Tokyo, Athens, and Paris. She now lives in London, Ontario, with her husband, daughter, and the world’s most spoiled Chihuahua. When she’s not writing about unlikable girls, you can likely find her hiking in the woods with her family, perusing thrift stores for vintage dresses, or binging reality TV.

TOUR SCHEDULE

Blog tour schedule link: https://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogspot.com/2019/03/tour-schedule-last-girl-lied-to-by.html

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The Haunting Of Elmwood Manor Blog Tour

The Haunting of Elmwood Manor
Pamela McCord
(a Pekin Dewlap Mystery)
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: March 1st 2019
Genres: Middle-Grade, Mystery

Pekin Dewlap hasn’t seen a ghost since she was twelve. But she’d do anything to get them back. Starting a ghostbusting business with her two best friends, Amber and Scout, seems like the perfect way to accomplish her goal. Of course, playing with ghosts isn’t high on their wish list, so Pekin has to do some arm-twisting to get them on board.

Once committed, Pekin and her friends find themselves in deep, trying to solve the disappearance of fourteen-year-old Miranda Talbert. Miranda went missing in 1918, and her spirit has wandered the halls of Elmwood Manor for the last hundred years.

In the midst of finding Miranda, discovering her budding feelings for Scout, and consoling a terrified Amber, Pekin is met by an angry ghost set on thwarting her plans. Will the Ghosties be able to help Miranda, or will Pekin’s business die before she solves the mystery?

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My Review

The Haunting of Elmwood Manor was such a fun and thrilling paranormal mystery! Plenty of adventure, friendship and of course ghosts! I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read the next one!

 

Author Bio:

Pam was born in Arkansas several decades ago. She’s not sure if that makes her a Southern Girl or if moving to Southern California when she was five revokes her Southern Girl card. She started writing later in life when she was challenged by a friend to create a book out of his story idea. Reaching the first 5,000 words was a milestone, but with time and hard work she managed to finish an entire book, much to her surprise. Since then, she’s written several novels, in several genres. Romance, middle grade and paranormal comprise most of her work. Pam has spent over 40 years working as a legal secretary at a law firm in Orange County, California. Aside from writing, she follows the stock market, buying, selling and trading stocks and options. In contrast to that, she loves trips to Las Vegas where she can spend many happy hours at the Pai Gow tables. She shares a condo with her very own My Cat From Hell TV star, Allie, who manages to exude just enough affection to make her scary feral ways tolerable.

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Lanterns In The Sky P.S. Malcolm Book Blitz

Lanterns In The Sky
P.S. Malcolm
(The Starlight Chronicles, #1)
Publication date: April 2nd 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Everything was normal for Lucy Maisfer until the day a star fell from the sky and knocked her out. Upon waking, she comes face-to-face with Jason Woods, who also happens to be the mysterious new guy in her best friend, Valarie’s, life.

Then the strange dreams begin, and she learns about the Starlight Princess— who must not under any circumstance be reawakened. Driven to uncover the meaning of it, she finds herself caught up in a strange twist of events that eventually lead to bigger danger than she ever anticipated. Before long, Lucy is forced to make a choice between saving the world, or saving her best friend; only to discover that Valarie cannot be saved… that she has an even darker secret, and that her supposed star-crossed romance with Jason might not be so destined after all…

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EXCERPT:

Prologue

A pair of boots, complemented by the pitter-patter of bare feet, echoed through the empty, glimmering corridor. Hair rose on the fair skin of the brunette girl as a chill settled upon her. She wore fighting leathers and wielded a dagger. The chill on her skin was battered by a single, naked flame, flickering on the torch she held. It eradicated every shadow cast off the marble columns and towering archways surrounding them.

“Hurry! They’re catching up!” she insisted. Her other hand pulled a blonde girl in a lacy white nightgown along with her.

The girl in the leathers tried the nearest door— white and wooden with intricate gold detailing. The door handle simply rattled in its socket.

“Who is? What’s going on?” the other girl asked, her voice trembling. She shivered in her nightgown and brushed her hair from her eyes. Unlike the first girl, she hadn’t been expecting this—any of this—and had been safely tucked away in her quarters until the other girl had barged in to whisk her away.

The brunette turned to the blonde and looked her firmly in the eye.

“There isn’t time to explain,” she said darkly. Her severe words struck like ice, and all warmth seeped from the other girl’s chest as dread roped around her lungs.

The girl in the leathers tried the next door, which creaked open. They both hurried inside.

Looking around, the girl in the leathers remembered the first time she’d set foot in this room. It had been a much happier time. Now, the library looked as dark and dreary as she felt—books sat in their cases, watching tragedy unfold before them.

Three levels high, with bookshelves just as tall, the library was the most impressive part of the palace. But at night, it was a dark, forbidding maze, hiding secret passageways everywhere.

Those passageways would be the key to their survival.

The girl in the leathers tugged hard on a particular book, sitting in a particular bookcase, and the adjacent shelves began to slide away, revealing a tunnel.

“Do you trust me?” she asked, turning to the other girl, who frowned.

“Of course I do—”

“Well don’t. Don’t trust anybody. Just run.”

Frozen, the other girl struggled to make sense of the situation. Then, almost as though she remembered who she was, her authority started to thaw through the ice that had encased her, and a hard glare appeared on her face.

“I don’t understand—”

“There is no time! You must go!”

She hesitated. The last thing she wanted to do was run from the unknown, without a single reason why.

The girl in the leathers gritted her teeth. Knots formed in her stomach at the thought of what would happen if the other girl didn’t hurry up, and she cried,

“Go now!”

At last, the other girl caved and ducked into the secret passageway. The girl in the leathers watched her run until voices echoed through the

corridor outside, followed by heavy footsteps. Her stomach twisted, and she quickly yanked on the book once more. The bookshelf groaned as it slid back into place, trapping the blonde in the dark unknown with a loud, final echo.


Author Bio:

P.S.Malcolm (Pagan) grew up in Proserpine, Queensland– a small, Australian country town on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. She was a storyteller from a young age and spent years perfecting her craft.

For two years, she juggled waitressing in tourist filled coffee shops while undertaking two degrees in Creative Writing online. She has always had an interest in writing, but never saw herself working in the industry until she made the choice to self-publish her debut novel, STUCK ON VACATION WITH RYAN RUPERT. Realizing that she loved the process of publishing her book, she pursued an internship at a publishing house and snagged a spot as Pen Name Publishing’s Marketing Assistant.

In between interning and writing, Pagan opened her first business working as a freelance Marketing Strategist for Paperback Kingdom– which helps indie authors with all aspects of their author careers.

Pagan also enjoys reading– particularly fantasy and paranormal– and is a passionate blogger. She reviews books that she has read on her personal website, and indie books on her business blog. Some of her favourite and most influential authors include Amanda Gernentz Hanson, A.G. Howard, Marissa Meyer and Michele Jaffe. She is a cat enthusiast, tea lover, and floral fanatic.

Her newest book, LANTERNS IN THE SKY, is set to be released by The Parliament House Publishing in Spring 2019.

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Arc Review The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib

The Girls at 17 Swann Street

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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!