Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday Thinks: #TBTBSanta



It's that time of year again, folks.... #TBTBSanta Time!

For those of you that may not be familiar with the hashtag, Jamie over at Broke and Bookish sets up a lovely bookish secret Santa every year. After you fill out an application, Jamie will get back to you with your Santa, sending along their application so that you know a little bit about them and what they like. 

From there, you SHOP. 

This year, I chose the 2+ Books and Goodies category, which means that I get to go all out for my match. I've got a list made, items ordered that I can't get locally, and I am so ready to get these things in so that I can see everything together!

Like most YA lovers, my person is  Disnerd, so I'm having a blast finding the cutest little things to throw in her box.

AND WRAPPING PAPER. I found the best wrapping paper ever for someone who loves both reading and Disney.... BELLE. READING. 

Anyway, follow me on twitter to watch as progress is made on my #TBTBSanta gift(s). I'll be be back with an update when this is all over and I have a package of my own!

Happily,
Stephanie

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Book Blitz: Mad Magic by Nicole Conway




Hello! And welcome to today's bLitZ for Nicole Conway's new release (out today!), Mad Magic! Most of you probably know that I A-D-O-R-E Nicole's Dragonrider Chronicles, so I'm super exited to help spread the word about this fantastical new book!






Title: Mad Magic
Author: Nicole Conway
Publisher: Month9Books
Release Date: November 14, 2017


Description from Goodreads: Mad Magic is a beautifully dark and rich Young Adult fantasy from Nicole Conway, bestselling author of the Dragonrider Chronicles.

Josie Barton is a high school student living in terror. Invisible creatures torment her everywhere she goes, constantly getting her into trouble at school, and even haunting her apartment. But just when Josie thinks that things couldn't get any worse... she meets the guy from across the hall.

Zeph Clemmont is a changeling with enemies in all the worst places, fighting to undo a curse that threatens to end his life. Survival means he will have to swallow his pride and trust Josie with all his darkest secrets.

With the help of a gun-slinging shaman and the enigmatic Prince of Nightmares, Zeph and Josie are only a heart beat away from defeating one of the most diabolical faerie villains their world has ever known.


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Excerpt

Here's an excerpt from MAD MAGIC, titled What is Magic?

“Magic is like water. It’s required for all things on this earth to
live and it cycles through the world to be reused over and over again.
Some things, even some people, soak up more of it than others or
require more of it to live. Children are usually more attuned to it
than most. They soak it up like little sponges.” Each word from his
lips carried a weight I could feel hanging in the air. “Any being on
earth is capable of using it, although humans lost interest and forgot
how to do that a very long time ago. Most of them can’t even see it
or feel it anymore. Their minds have turned to things of metal. It can
be that way for faeries, too. In fact, a lot of us have fallen from our
former glory to be fed by the machines of the modern world.”

A strange, wild hunger rose up in me so suddenly it made my
body stiffen. If magic was real, then surely it had something to do
with all the strange things that had been happening to me. I needed
to know more—I needed to understand.

“Where does it come from?”

“The moon.” He paused, holding a liquor bottle in each hand as
he turned to look me in the eye. “Or at least, that’s what the old songs
say. No one knows for sure. But magic is raw energy that we can use
as we choose. Even a small amount can accomplish miraculous or
even terrible things.”




About the Author


Nicole Conway is an author from North Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University in 2012, and has previously worked as a graphic artist. She is happily married and has one son as well as a cat and a dog. She enjoys blogging, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Visit Nicole Here






Nicole's Playlist

“Shatter Me” (feat. Lzzy Hale) – Lindsey Stirling

“Turn Me On”  – David Guetta & Nicki Minaj

“Lights” (Bassnectar Remix) – Ellie Goulding

“It Was Always You” – Maroon 5

“Confident” (Deluxe Edition) – Demi Lovato

“Closer” (feat. Halsey) – The Chainsmokers

“Little Bad Girl” (feat. Taio Cruz & Ludacris) – David Guetta

“Break Your Heart” – Taio Cruz & Ludacris

“Break Free” (feat. Zedd) – Ariana Grande





Giveaway

For this giveaway, the ONE winner will recieve a $25 gift card to the place of their choosing! Enter below!


That's it from me, today! If your attention and interest have been piqued as mine have, scroll up and click on those buy links! 

Happily,
Stephanie

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