Meg and Linus digs deep and brings new, strong voices to the ya contemp-o-sphere.

Meg & Linus
Hanna Nowinski
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: April 18th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Young Adult

Can friendship, Star Trek, drama club, and a whole lot of coffee get two nerdy best friends through the beginning of their senior year of high school?

Meg and Linus are best friends bound by a shared love of school, a coffee obsession, and being queer. It’s not always easy to be the nerdy lesbian or gay kid in a suburban town. But they have each other. And a few Star Trek boxed sets. They’re pretty happy.

But then Sophia, Meg’s longtime girlfriend, breaks up with Meg. Linus starts tutoring the totally dreamy new kid, Danny—and Meg thinks setting them up is the perfect project to distract herself from her own heartbreak. But Linus isn’t so sure Danny even likes guys, and maybe Sophia isn’t quite as out of the picture as Meg thought she was. . . .

From crowdsourced young adult imprint Swoon Reads comes Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski, a fun friendship story about two quirky teens who must learn to get out of their comfort zones and take risks—even if that means joining the drama club, making new friends, and learning how to stand on your own.

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ama Says:
Don’t miss out on what may very well be your favorite contemporary ya novel this year! If you’re a fan of reading characters that make you cringe, laugh and cry and cheer with them, you’ll love Meg and Linus.  It might seem like a gimmick at first glance, but these are two friends who could be in any high school, and you probably know people just like them.  It made reading this hard at times, as I really wasn’t expecting so much depth, but was glad for it.  I like to experience emotions while reading, rather than not caring what’s happening to anyone in the story.  While there isn’t some huge outer conflict to be resolved, the inner turmoil the kids go through mirrors some of what I went through as a teen and allowed me to reflect upon how I moved past it, compared to them.  It’s great to see another author being inclusive and not just relegating their diverse characters to stereotypical roles.  I highly recommend this to all my readers who are looking to change up their reading, or already enjoy non-heteronormative romances.


Author Bio:

Hanna Nowinski is a language enthusiast and trained translator for German and English who lives in the middle of nowhere, Germany. She has wanted to be a writer since she learned that books were made by real people. As a kid, she made up her own bedtime stories, mostly sending her stuffed animals on adventures around the world. She loves books, music, coffee, and getting way too emotionally invested in TV shows. Meg & Linus is her debut novel.



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#RedLeaves by @paullinasimons will keep you guessing, and possibly cringing throughout #review for #TLCBooktours

About Red Leaves

• Paperback: 448 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reissue edition (April 11, 2017)

In the tradition of Ira Levin’s A Kiss Before Dying and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History comes a suspenseful thriller from the international bestselling author of The Bronze Horseman—an utterly captivating story about four Ivy League students whose bizarre friendship leads to a twisted maze of secrets, lies, betrayal, and murder.

As the star player of Dartmouth College’s women’s basketball team, Kristina Kim is beautiful, intelligent, and fearless. But though she’s just 21, Kristina has already had her share of heartache, loss, and dark secrets that haunt her. She’s best friends with Conni, Albert, and Jim, but the only one who seems to really know her is Albert. With long dark hair, tattoos, and a rebellious streak, Albert doesn’t fit in with the rest of the clean-cut Ivy Leaguers. Like Kristina, he has his share of secrets—secrets that are beginning to unravel this intimate circle of friends.

One wintry Thanksgiving weekend tragedy strikes…

When Detective Spencer O’Malley goes to investigate something suspicious at the foot of a steep hill on Dartmouth’s campus, he doesn’t expect that the frozen, naked body found in deep snow would belong to Kristina Kim—the remarkable young woman he met recently who entranced him. Now Spencer will never know if the chemistry he had with her was real. All he can do is find her killer.

Spencer is pulled into the strange, complex web of the surviving friends. Many important questions about Kristina’s murder cannot be answered, such as: why did none of them report her missing for nine days before her body was discovered? The more Spencer digs, the more clear it becomes that each of the three has a motive for killing Kristina. And as Spencer, seeking justice for a dead girl, is led down a labyrinth of deceit, every new revelation proves more shocking than the last….and more dangerous.

“Simons handles her characters and setting with a certain skill, creating mystery from the ordinary, protected lives of these Ivy League kids, slowly peeling away their deceptions to reveal denial, cowardice, and chilling indifference…an engrossing story.”—Publishers Weekly

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Mama Says:
With gems like this, it’s easy to see why readers love Simons so much:

“College was the great suppressor, the warm blanket that covered them all and made them safe.  How could you not fall in love in college?”

As soon as I thought I had everything figured out, she pulled the rug out from under me.  I love a book that keeps me guessing, thus reading, til the end or close to it!  I haven’t read her other work, but judging by the subject alone I’d say this is rather different from some of her previous novels.
It’s great to see more fantasy authors become well-rounded writers and this book shows that Simons is versatile, not stale.  I’d certainly read more contemporary from her, and now have a bit more interest in some of her previous series which til now, I’ve been hesitant to read due to mixed reviews.
If you enjoy books that oscillate between lulling prose and gripping suspense, you’ll enjoy Red Leaves.

My thanks to William Morrow/Harper Collins and TLC Book tours for the review opportunity!

About Paullina Simons

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Paullina Simons is an internationally bestselling author whose novels include Bellagrand and The Bronze Horseman was born in Leningrad in 1963. As a child she immigrated to Queens, New York, and attended colleges in Long Island. Then she moved to England and attended Essex University, before returning to America. She lives in New York with her husband and children.

Find out more about Paullina at her website, follow her on Twitter, and connect with her on Facebook.

Something for my adult fans today: CB Halverson’s #TheCaptainsRebel is now available! #giveaway #excerpt #review

The Captain’s Rebel

by C.B. Halverson
Publication Date: April 3, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Scorched, Erotic, Historical Romance



Land. Power. Influence. Mary O’Malley knows these are the only things that matter in her war-torn country. Determined to win back her ancestral home, she must embark on a journey across the Atlantic disguised as a cabin boy. But her ruse brings her under the control of a dangerous sea captain who demands from her the one thing she will never give—complete and total submission.

Captain Richard Grant runs a tight ship, and he didn’t claw his way up through the ranks of the Royal Navy to be undone by a headstrong Irish girl hell-bent on jeopardizing his mission and his crew. If she insists on dressing like a man, then she can take his punishments. He demands obedience, but his insatiable need for her leads to a complex game of sex, desire, and dominance not even he can control.

Awakened by the passion Grant stirs in her, Mary finds herself falling for the stern captain. But when her false identity leads to rumors of her spying for the French, she must choose between her love for Ireland and the man who commands her body—and her heart.



“What are you doing aboard my ship?” 

I swallowed hard, my lip trembling as I fumbled for the words. I didn’t even know where to start, and my face burned as I tried to gather my thoughts. No matter how I told the story, it all seemed so ridiculous. 

“Tell me!” he commanded. 

“I’m searching for my fiancé.” 

He took a step forward, his boots thudding hard on the floor. “Your fiancé.” He took another step, and I flinched. The ship rolled and tumbled beneath my feet, and I grasped onto the panels, my fingers digging into the polished oak planks. 

“Are you mad?” His fists clenched at his sides, powerful and trembling. 

“It would look that way, sir.” My eyes drilled into a tiny knot on the floor, willing myself to shrink in size so I could dive into it and scurry away like a little mouse. But his boots thundered forward, the small buckles making a sound like clinking chains. 

“Are you in some sort of trouble? Is that it? Are you with child?” His voice softened, and I looked up, startled at the sudden change in his tone. 

“No, sir.” 

“Well, then?” he boomed. 

I jumped, folding myself deeper into the corner of the room. What could I have possibly said to him in that moment? Telling Captain Grant that Johnny’s father had accused me of stealing, so I had to run away to consummate our marriage in order to clear my name and win back my homeland was perhaps not the best way to endear myself to him. 

“There’s been…” I swallowed the lump in my throat. “There’s been trouble at home.” 

Grant let out an exasperated sound, shaking his head and turning away with a curse. “You do understand you are aboard a ship with over seven hundred male sailors, correct? A woman has no place on a ship of the line bound for battle. I cannot guarantee your safety.” 

“I know that, sir.” 

“And due to the nature of our mission, I am in no position to turn us around.” 

“Yes, sir.” 

He shook his head, pacing the room. “You have endangered yourself and my men with your presence. I know officers who would hang you for treason against England for what you have done.” 

“I suppose it’s a good thing I’m not English, then.” The words popped out before I could stop them, my latent nationalism waving a pitiful green flag in the dim light of the Captain’s chambers. 

A muscle flickered in his jaw, and when he turned to me again, I nearly gasped at the rage in his bright eyes. All the blood drained from my face, and I bit my lip, willing my saucy tongue to hold still. 

“You think this is some sort of game?” His eyes narrowed, and he pressed closer to me. 

My courage fired back, and I straightened, raising my shoulders in a challenge. 

His eyes flitted over me from head to toe, and he made a low sound in the back of his throat. “I should throw you overboard and let the fish eat at your rebel heart.” 

“Better to die a rebel than live as a slave.” 

Mama Says:
Whoa dude, this should come with a complimentary bucket of ice water, hold the salt! I was used to Halverson’s writing from her fairy fantasy series so I was prepared for something hotter, but couldn’t have known it would get so very detailed.  As per her previous works I was immersed in another world, and there were some very interesting characters populating this story!
I can definitely see why this book is generating some buzz- it’s got some great scenes and combines historical romance, mystery, erotica and fighting female awesomeness!
Although I’m not sure I’d want to continue the series, it is really a matter of time for me, because I enjoyed reading this, but I can only read erotica when everyone else is asleep, it’s just my preference, and quite honestly, that is a rare thing to have any time to myself when my household are asleep.  I’m usually asleep too!
Overall I’d give this a rating of “a great read if you enjoy racy historical romance.”


As a child, Colleen Halverson used to play in the woods imagining worlds and telling stories to herself. Growing up on military bases, she found solace in her local library and later decided to make a living sharing the wonders of literature to poor, unsuspecting college freshmen. After backpacking through Ireland and singing in a traditional Irish music band, she earned a PhD in English with a specialization in Irish literature. When she’s not making up stories or teaching, she can be found hiking the rolling hills of the Driftless area of Wisconsin with her husband and two children. She also writes as C.B. Halverson.

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Have you been dying to read more since #escapingthelutha well now you can with #facingthelutha from #mjhaag

Exciting news for MJ Haag fans!

Escaping the Lutha released as a stand alone novella last month, and I’m so excited to share more of Tink and Rogan with you this month! If you have read Escaping the Lutha, please consider popping over to Amazon and leaving a review. Reviews are so important to  Indie authors, and they appreciate each and every one you take the time to write.  ️

New Release News…

Those of you who read Escaping the Lutha, when it was part of the Shifters and Spice Boxed Set, have been waiting a while for something new from Tink and Rogan. I hope you are as excited as I am to return to their world in Facing the Lutha, which releases today APRIL 4TH!

If you haven’t ordered your copy, you can do so here:

If you haven’t read Escaping the Lutha, you can grab a copy while it’s on sale starting April, 6th!

Welcome to the world #ZennDiagram read an #excerpt and enter to #win a copy from @WendyJoBrant and Rockstar Book tours!

I am so excited that ZENN DIAGRAM by Wendy Brant is available now and that I get to share the news!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Wendy Brant, be sure to
check out all the details below.
This blitz also includes a giveaway for 3 finished copies of the book courtesy of Kids Can
Press and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the
Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
About The Book:
Author: Wendy Brant
Pub. Date: April 4, 2017
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Pages: 328
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Eva Walker is a seventeen-year-old math genius. And if that doesn’t do wonders for her popularity, there’s another thing that makes it even worse:
when she touches another person or anything that belongs to them — from clothes
to textbooks to cell phones — she sees a vision of their emotions. She can read
a person’s fears and anxieties, their secrets and loves … and what they have
yet to learn about calculus. This is helpful for her work as a math tutor, but
it means she can never get close to people. Eva avoids touching anyone and
everyone. People think it’s because she’s a clean freak — with the emphasis on
freak — but it’s all she can do to protect herself from other people’s issues.
Then one day a new student walks into Eva’s life. His jacket gives off so
much emotional trauma that she falls to the floor. Eva is instantly drawn to
Zenn, a handsome and soulful artist who also has a troubled home life, and her
feelings only grow when she realizes that she can touch Zenn’s skin without
having visions. But when she discovers the history that links them, the truth
threatens to tear the two apart.
While he waits for his coffee, I snuggle deeper into the couch, hoping he
won’t notice me. The only thing worse than filling out college applications the
night of the homecoming dance is your crush seeing you fill out college
applications the night of the homecoming dance. I guess it should make me feel
better that he’s not at the dance, either, but it doesn’t. When guys don’t go
to homecoming it seems like a conscious choice. When girls don’t go, it just
seems like they didn’t get asked.
“Tall black drip!” the barista calls out, like she’s calling out his name
and not the drink. Zenn is tall and dark, but there is nothing drippy about
him. He is most definitely non-drippy, whatever that means. He takes his coffee
and I think I am home free until he steps away from the counter.
Crap. He sees me. I am equal parts mortified and thrilled.
He raises his cup in a silent greeting and comes a few steps closer. He
opens the lid and I try not to stare at his mouth as he blows on his coffee to
cool it.
“Hey, Zenn.” My voice sounds goofy in my own ears. Too loud in this
small, cozy space.
He takes a tentative sip from his cup. Straight black coffee, no cream,
no sugar, no chocolate syrup. What a badass.
“No homecoming for you either?” he asks.
I close my laptop and press my hands against the warm surface. I shrug.
“I’m not much of a dancer.”
Zenn nods in agreement. “Yeah. Me neither.”
He comes even closer and sits down on the arm of the sofa across from me.
His knees are spread wide, his forearms resting on his inner thighs, his
hypnotizing hands holding his coffee in the triangle between his legs. He looks
so comfortable, so at ease in his own skin. How does one get that way? You
wouldn’t think it would be hard – I mean, we’re born in our skin. It should be
pretty comfortable by the time you hit seventeen, eighteen. But for me … not so
Excerpt from Zenn Diagram © 2017 Wendy Brant, with permission from Kids Can Press.

About Wendy:

So my name alone should give you a clue that I graduated from high school when bangs were big and clothes were baggy. I went to Northwestern University
and majored in journalism even though I had no desire to be a journalist. I’ve been married to a great guy for a whole drinking-aged person’s life. I’ve got two amazing and yet very different (and very tall) teenage kids. I like crappy food, pinning inspirational quotes on Pinterest, have a tendency to start paragraphs with “anyway”, and I wish I were funnier. I would love to
be one of those really, REALLY funny bloggers (like Insane in the Mom-Brain) that makes you pee yourself a little bit. I am only moderately funny. I admit that. It’s one of my great sadnesses in life.

I started writing fiction when I was 10, but tried to be practical with the
whole journalism thing. Didn’t take. Shortly after college, the fiction-writing
desire reared its non-practical head and I’ve been writing ever since.Anyway, I’m probably just like you. We’d probably be friends if we met in real
life. (Well, let’s be honest. It’s likely that only my friends are actually reading
this blog, so we probably ARE friends in real life.) But whether we are friends
in real life, or just virtual friends through cyberspace, I hope you will enjoy
your time here.

 Check out my debut YA novel, ZENN DIAGRAM (KCP Loft 4/4/17), available for
pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Target!
Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive a hardcover of ZENN DIAGRAM, US Only.

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@LIFT2017 Authors, Readers and Bloggers in action for autism #autismacceptance #inclusion #giveaway #auctionforautism #kulturecity


LIFT 4 Autism Online Auction: Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28

As a mother of a child on the Autism spectrum, I know exactly how hard it is to find organizations who are truly trying to create an inclusive environment and assist those with disabilities when needed, rather than spread false information and discrimination, all under the ruse of “awareness.”

Initiatives such as Kulture City are making real strides to help people living on the spectrum and their families.  They are involving entire communities in projects that foster acceptance, encourage inclusiveness, and plant the seeds for a brighter future.

Read on for more information on LIFT and Kulture City, and how you can help!

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A mystery to some. A way of life for others. A cause for all since it is now the fastest growing and most common disability in the US. 1 in every 68 children are diagnosed with Autism. Many of these kids will rely on their parents to some degree, depending on severity, all their lives, with estimated costs between 5 to 7 million dollars in services and care over their lifetime. Many of the services those living with Autism require are not covered by insurance. It is an expensive and difficult lifelong diagnosis to navigate.

Authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan started LIFT 4 Autism a few years ago as a charitable initiative rallying the romance reading community in April, which is Autism Awareness/Acceptance month. All proceeds go to this year’s charitable partner Kulture City, who is doing amazing things for Autism families. Discover more about them at Specifically, LIFT will benefit Kulture City’s lifeBOKS program, which provides families with free kits to curtail wandering, a common and potentially life threatening challenge. Proceeds will also benefit Kulture City’s tablet program, which provides iPads to improve communication for non and limited verbal children on the spectrum to families who cannot afford them.


  1. Online Auction, featuring many of your favorite romance authors!

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#EveryWildHeart is the spring break read you’ll want to add to your bag! #tlcbooktours #review #williammorrow #harpercollins

About Every Wild Heart

• Hardcover: 304 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (March 14, 2017)

From USA Today bestselling author Meg Donohue comes a mystery, a love story, and a mother-daughter tale about two women on a precarious journey to uncover their true selves.

Passionate and funny, radio personality Gail Gideon is a true original. Nine years ago when Gail’s husband announced that he wanted a divorce, her ensuing on-air rant propelled her local radio show into the national spotlight. Now, “The Gail Gideon Show” is beloved by millions of single women who tune-in for her advice on the power of self-reinvention. But fame comes at a price. After all, what does a woman who has staked her career on being single do when she finds herself falling in love? And is the person who is harassing her in increasingly troubling ways a misguided fan or a true danger to Gail and her daughter, Nic?

Fourteen-year-old Nic has always felt that she pales in comparison to her vibrant, outgoing mother. Plagued by a fear of social situations, she is most comfortable at the stable where she spends her afternoons. But when a riding accident lands Nic in the hospital, she awakens from her coma changed. Suddenly, she has no fear at all and her disconcerting behavior lands her in one risky situation after another. And no one, least of all her mother, can guess what she will do next…

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Mama Says:

Another winner for “books to pack on vacation,” is a quick to read, heartwarming story that will give you what life so often can not: resolutions to almost all of its problems.
The most surprising thing to me was my connecting more with Nic than with G.G.  As a mother I expected the latter to be someone I’d have more in common with, but her world view and tenacious attitude are just so far left of me, where the anxiety and insecurity of her daughter were all too familiar.
I appreciated that the author wasn’t really trying to make us like one or the other more, that you just naturally get drawn to the characters as the story moves along.
Although the romances in this book weren’t anything particularly sweltering or memorable, they were sweet and made sense in the context of the overall story.
I’ve said it before and I have no doubt I’ll say it again.  You can enjoy a book that you won’t read again.  You can indulge in escapism and not have to defend your reading choices.  Too many people speak as if every book should monumentally shift your perspective or have a lasting effect on you.  will absolutely be that book for someone, it just wasn’t for me.   Every Wild Heart might not have been that book for me, but that doesn’t mean it was poorly written.  This author clearly has a way with words, and an audience, one I hope to continue to be part of it.  I’ve been marking  a couple of her books on my library list so that when I need another break from reading too much Stephen King (yes it’s a thing) I know where to look!

3.5 stars and my sincere thanks to William Morrow and TLC Book tours for the review opportunity!

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About Meg Donohue

Meg Donohue is the USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake, All the Summer Girls, and Dog Crazy. She has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, three children, and dog.

Find out more about Meg at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

#Angelbound now on #Audible and we’re celebrating the release! #giveaway #review #ebooks #audiobooks

by Christina Bauer
Genre: YA Supernatural
Audiobook Release Date: 3/28/17
Monster House Books

Summary from Goodreads:

Eighteen year old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, half-demon and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she hasn’t lost a battle yet.

But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren’t enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it’s not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and doesn’t like the answers she finds. What happened seventeen years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is? Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what’s a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla’s not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla’s going to shake up Purgatory.

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Mama Says:
Full disclosure, I read the ebook version but wanted to celebrate the audio release with y’all so you get all the audiobook details with an opinion on the story.  Spoiler alert: I liked it.

You might be thinking, do I really need to read another not-quite-human girl fighting for survival and glory in a hellish world or something close to it?Answer- yeah.  This one is fast paced, full of furious action, and a lot of sarcastic humor.  Or as I like to call it, a pnr lover’s jackpot.  The romance isn’t even nearly as forced as it could have been.
I’ve only read book 1 but with these being on sale, it only makes sense for me to keep reading.  Who’s going to binge with me? Let me know in the comments!



Monster House Books is celebrating the launch of the audiobook version of the best seller Angelbound, both on iTunes & Audible! As a result, every launched book in the series is only $1.99, aka more than 50% off…And that includes Angelbound ACCA, which was only released a few months ago!


For those of you who are new to the series, here’s a quick overview of the books that are now on sale from their author, Christina Bauer:

Book 1 – Angelbound

“This is the original story of Myla, a part demon girl who loves to kick ass in Purgatory’s Arena. She falls in love with a part-angel Prince (who’s also a demon hunter.) Mayhem ensues. You can check out the book trailer here.
BONUS: If you buy the audiobook version of Angelbound, then the ebook is free in March! How cool is that?
Book 2 – Scala

Myla and Lincoln team up to save Purgatory. They also smooch a lot. Did I mention this was my un-official summary of each book based on what I like most about them? Well, it is. I like the smooching in this one.”

Book 3 – Acca – NEW!!!

“In this NEW installment, Myla and Lincoln take down the evil house of Acca while trying to get hitched. I love the final scene in this book which features an awesome tune by the Rolling Stones. Nuff said.”

Book 4 – Thrax

“This is the story of how Myla’s first kid is born while she runs off to the Earth’s surface with Cissy to save Lincoln. Okay, full disclosure: I didn’t put Thrax into the discount structure because it’s not due to launch until September 26th of this year, and launches are how I pay my bills. At least I don’t lie to you :-)”
Book 5 – Armageddon

“This installment is all about the demon we love to hate, Armageddon (I call him Armie.) Myla goes to Hell to save her son and kick that f*’s ass. Good times.”
Book 1 – Angelbound Offspring – Maxon

“This is the story of Myla’s son all growed up. No, I didn’t have to put him at $1.99 since this is technically a separate series, but MHB is kind of awesome like that.”

Book 2 – Angelbound Offspring – Portia

My favorite cover of all time! This is the story of Myla’s daughter and how she maybe gets involved with a hottie dragon king.”


So there you have it: six books discounted to celebrate the launch of Angelbound on audiobook! Be sure to order ASAP—these are limited-time discounts and will end soon!


 About the Author

Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. It is now available as an audiobook on Audible and iTunes.


Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

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Little Women as read by Andrea Emmes #review

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Narrator: Andrea Emmes

Length: 17h 36m


Genre: Classics

Release date: Aug. 16, 2016



Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, set in the 19th century follows the lives of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March as they live, learn, love, and grow as young pilgrims and blossom into fine little women.

Based on the author’s childhood, Little Women is one of the most beloved stories in American literature. It continues to touch listeners both young and old. Alcott takes you on a prolific journey which will make your heart swell, your soul laugh, and your heart ache as we experience the lives of the March sisters as they endure their lessons, scrapes, castles in the air, their romances, and more.

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Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo’s Boys (1886). Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she also grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.

Andrea Emmes started her career performing in musical theater while growing up on the East Coast. This lead to a successful career as a stage performer working for Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Renaissance Cruises and eventually head lining on the Las Vegas Strip. Having worked in tv, film and video games, Andrea, a total bibliophile, now enjoys narrating audiobooks at her home studio in San Jose, California. Known as “The Girl with a Thousand Voices”, her wide range of character voices and dynamic/emotionally invested performances has reviewers and listeners alike commenting on how she effortlessly pulls listeners in, and has versatility and charisma. Not only does she have a Bachelor of Science in Game Art and Design, but Andrea gets her inner gamer geek on playing games of all kinds with her husband and their cat, Lucy.


This was such a nostalgic experience for me.  Little Women is one of the first classics I read, and it was the very first time I read a book in anticipation of seeing a movie.  Afterwards, my mom took me to Barnes and Noble to buy my own collectible edition since I’d borrowed one from the library.
This particular version is a great full length production, rather than an abridged version as with many audiobook classics.  The narrator’s strengths were the older girls, as I did have a hard time when she was doing younger voices.  It was almost grating, but it didn’t last and things smoothed out later on in the book too.  She was also able to impart much of the emotions which are the core of this novel, of sisterhood, heartbreak and lost dreams.  Of first loves, difficult choices, and hoping for things to turn out okay.
If you’re wanting to reread a favorite book, or pick up Little Women for the first time, an audiobook is the perfect solution for an experience you won’t forget!

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The Animal Under
E.J. Mellow
Publication date: March 30th 2017
Genres: Action, Adult, Romance

From award-winning author E. J. Mellow comes an action romance dripping with vengeful delight.

Orphaned on the streets as a baby, Nashville Brown, a.k.a Kill Operative 3, knows better than to rely on anyone. With heightened senses and superhuman strength to survive, she’s been raised as the perfect assassin.

The trick to her success? Keeping everyone, even her best friend, at arm’s length.

Losing his entire family in the span of a year, Carter Smith left his ability to love buried deep in their graves. His only concerns now are completing his missions and effortlessly charming the next temptress to warm his bed.

The key to his accomplishments? Working alone mixed with a Casanova smile.

But when a deadly weapon needs to be stopped from falling into the wrong hands, the lone wolves find themselves thrown into an explosive partnership. Can Carter and 3 lower their guns aimed at one another long enough to succeed, or will their unwillingness to compromise end up destroying more than their perfect records? Whatever their differences, both agree on one thing—in the game of lies and deceit, the line between friend and foe is often blurred by blood splatter.

The Animal Under The Fur is a hate-to-loath-to-love standalone novel filled with savagery, secrets, and enough angst to wrinkle the pages you’ll find gripped in your hands.

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Mama Says:

Y’all need to sit down because I’m about to start fangirling and I’d hate for you to fall too.  This book made me pee my pants laughing and hold my breath in suspense.  I kept thinking I knew what would happen next and was swiftly proven wrong.  While this was quite a departure from Mellow’s first series, The Dreamland books, her voice is still crackling with snark and wit and wonder all the same.  I will be following this author to the ends of the earth if she keeps this up.  Now I just want to know how I’m supposed to stay loyal to Molly when I’m now totally in love with Nashville.  Hmm… maybe I can have both?


Author Bio:

E.J. Mellow is the award-winning author of the contemporary fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series and The Animal Under The Fur. With a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, E.J. Mellow splits her time between her two loves – visual design and writing. Residing in NYC, E.J. is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter. She has no animals but loves those who do.

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