Blog Tour- And I Darken Offical Trailer + Giveaway

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Today I’m sharing with you the official trailer for And I Darken. I was really swept away with this book and how White took the historical figure of Vlad the Impaler and switched his gender to a female for this book. I think this opened up some very interesting avenues for the story to go yet White was able to really keep with the time period and historical elements of his lifetime. You can check out my review here to read more of my thoughts.

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About the Book

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NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL.

And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

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About the Author

Kiersten White

KIERSTEN WHITE is the New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy; the dark thrillers Mind Games and Perfect Lies; The Chaos of Stars; and Illusions of Fate. She also coauthored In the Shadows with Jim Di Bartolo. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, which, in spite of its perfection, spurs her to dream of faraway places and even further away times.

Find Kiersten on Goodreads | Website | Twitter

Official Trailer

 

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Tour Stops

Monday, May 30th: Icey Books, Review
Tuesday, May 31st: Bookiemoji, Guest Post (Character Profiles)
Wednesday, June 1st: Seeing Double in Neverland, Review
Thursday, June 2nd: Alexa Loves Books, Playlist Post
Friday, June 3rd: Awesome Book Nut, Review
Monday, June 6th: Jessabella Reads, Review
Tuesday, June 7th: The Eater of Books!, Top Five Roundup
Wednesday, June 8th: Across the Words, Review
Thursday, June 9th: Pandora’s Books, Sneak Peek for Book Two
Friday, June 10th: Tales of the Ravenous Reader, Review
Monday, June 13th: A Midsummer Night’s Read, Review
Tuesday, June 14th: The Irish Banana Review, Top 10 Guest Post
Wednesday, June 15th: Stories & Sweeties, Review
Thursday, June 16th: Jenuine Cupcakes, Author Mystery Guest Post
Friday, June 17th: The Soul Sisters, Review
Monday, June 20th: Winterhaven Books, Review
Tuesday, June 21st: Two Chicks on Books, Q&A (4-6 questions)
Wednesday: June 22nd: The Book Swarm, Review
Thursday, June 23rd: Read. Sleep. Repeat., Top Five Fantasy Books Kiersten Loves to Re-Read
Friday, June 24th: Please Feed The Bookworm, Review
Monday, June 27th: Comfort Books, Review
Tuesday, June 28th: Fitshun, Q&A
Wednesday, June 29th: Addicted Readers,Review
Thursday, June 30th: Lindsay Cummings, Movie Casting Post
Friday, July 1st: Rabid Reads, Review
Monday, July 4th: Reading Teen, Review
Tuesday, July 5th: YA Bibliophile, Guest Post (Trip to Romania)
Wednesday, July 6th: Carina’s Books, Review
Thursday, July 7th: Mundie Moms, Author Mystery Guest Post
Friday, July 8thMy Friends Are Fiction, Surprise Post!

Trailer Reveal for Pawn by Aimee Carter + Giveaway

I recently read Pawn, Aimee Carter’s newest book and start to a new series The Blackcoat Rebellion. I found it to be a nice take on the dystopian genre with some actual shocking twists and dark segments that I loved. You can read my review here.

I am happy and honored to share the trailer and giveaway for Pawn today on the blog.

About the book:

Pawn (Blackcoat Rebellion #1)
Author: Aimée Carter
Imprint: Harlequin TEEN
Release: December 2013
Price: $17.99 / $19.99
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 978-0-373-21055-8

You can be a VII, if you give up everything. In a not so distant future, America has become a meritocracy. Upon your seventeenth birthday you take a test and are branded with a number signifying your status. For Kitty Doe, her dyslexia leaves her a “III”—part of the working class—and assigned far from her home and boyfriend. She’s ready to become an outlaw, until a chance encounter leads to an amazing opportunity. The niece of the prime minister—America’s leadership is now inherited and members of the ruling family are ranked “VII”—has been killed, and Kitty is asked to impersonate her. Now nestled in the ruling Harte family, Kitty begins to see the truth behind the pretense of equality and options for all.

About the cover:
If you look closely at the cover you can see that there is an eye behind the maze. It’s rather mesmerizing and isn’t noticeable at first glance. If you’re like me you’ve wondered about the entirety of the image. Here it is:

From this I think the paper cover will have the maze and this will be the book cover itself. That will be very cool. Excited to own my hardcover.

Now for the trailer:

Giveaway:
Harlequin Teen is hosting a giveaway for 1 of 3 prize packs:

Trailer Reveal: A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron

A Spark Unseen (releases September 24th) is the follow-up to the wonderful historical, steampunk inspired The Dark Unwinding. I loved The Dark Unwinding so jumped on the opportunity to be able to post the trailer for the next book and be in the blog tour next month, running from September 9-20th. My tour date is September 13th–be sure to come back and check it out.

If you’d like to participate in the tour you can find information here. (participants receive an arc of A Spark Unseen)

If you’ve not read The Dark Unwinding you can check out my spoiler free review and my interview with Sharon Cameron

Want to win a copy of this ARC?
Tweet or post on your own blog about the trailer release and be entered in to in win an arc of A Spark Unseen. You will need to include @CameronSharonE in the tweet in order to receive credit. Please tweet all blog links to the same twitter account. Retweets will also count.

About A Spark Unseen
The thrilling sequel to Sharon Cameron’s blockbuster gothic steampunk romance, THE DARK UNWINDING, will captivate readers anew with mystery  and intrigue aplenty.

When Katharine Tulman wakes in the middle of the night and  accidentally foils a kidnapping attempt on her uncle, she realizes  Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe for Uncle Tully and his genius  inventions. She flees to Paris, where she hopes to remain undetected and also find the mysterious and handsome Lane, who is suspected to be  dead.

But the search for Lane is not easy, and Katharine soon finds herself embroiled in a labyrinth of political intrigue. And with unexpected  enemies and allies at every turn, Katharine will have to figure out whom she can trust–if anyone–to protect her uncle from danger once and for  all.Filled with deadly twists, whispering romance, and heart-stopping  suspense, this sequel to THE DARK UNWINDING whisks readers off on  another thrilling adventure.

A Spark Unseen Book Trailer:

The Dark Unwinding
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When Katharine Tulman’s inheritance is called into question by the  rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune,  she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum.

But  instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London.Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and  preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply.

And her  choices are made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a  secretive student, and fears for her own sanity.As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle’s world at stake, but also the state of England as  Katharine knows it.

About Sharon Cameron
Sharon Cameron was awarded the 2009 Sue Alexander Most Promising New  Work Award by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators  for her debut novel, The Dark Unwinding. When not writing Sharon can be  found thumbing dusty tomes, shooting her longbow, or indulging in her  lifelong search for secret passages.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds by Alex BrackenI just picked up The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. I’m not far yet but am very intrigued.

The Summary (via Goodreads):

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.
When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp.  Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.
When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

Check out Publishing Crawl’s interview with the author, Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds Trailer: