Blog Tour & Interview: Spells & Sorcery by S. Usher Evans (+ A GIVEAWAY)

Title: Spells and Sorcery
Author: S. Usher Evans
Series: Lexie Carrigan Chronicles, #1
Publication date: October 4th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

You have magic.

One sentence, three words, four syllables. Enough to change my life forever. And I’m not talking about the whole spells and sorcery thing.

Lexie Carrigan thought the weirdest thing about her was she preferred watching documentaries and reading the newspaper to reality TV and Twitter. But on the eve of her fifteenth birthday, her aunt and sisters drop a bomb–she’s magical.

Now the girl who never made waves is blowing up her nightstand and trying to keep from wreaking havoc on her school. When a kind stranger shows up with all the answers, Lexie hopes he’ll be able to help her control her newfound powers. But Gavon may not be as kind as he seems, and soon Lexie finds out that being magical is the least weird thing about her.

Spells and Sorcery is the first YA fantasy from S. Usher Evans, author of the Razia series, the Madion War Trilogy and Empath.

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1. Describe your book in 5 words

Teen has magic, chaos ensues

2. What did you learn from researching for your book?

I generally don’t research, that’s why I write fantasy novels. 😄

3. What’s your favorite character you’ve ever written?

That’s a loaded question! I still really like the journey that my space pirate Lyssa goes on during the four books of the Razia series. It’s such a start-and-stop effort that when she finally gets to the end, it’s a great feeling.

I also really like Galian from the Madion War Trilogy because he’s probably the realest dude I’ve seen in literature.

4. When did you know you wanted to become a writer?

I’ve always been a storyteller, and I started putting down novels when I was eleven. I decided to take the plunge and go for it full-time about 2 years ago.

5. What’s your favorite book (or a book you’d recommend to others)? 

Another loaded question! My favorite books recently are the Relentless Trilogy by Karen Lynch, Hailey Edwards Black Dog Series, CJ Archer’s Necromancer series, and anything by Leigh Bardugo.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Although this isn’t the first interview I’ve shared on my blog, it was the first one I ever did :) 

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About the Author:

S. Usher Evans is an author, blogger, and witty banter aficionado. Born in Pensacola, Florida, she left the sleepy town behind for the fast-paced world of Washington, D.C.. There, she somehow landed jobs with BBC, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Television before finally settling into a “real job” as an IT consultant. After a quarter life crisis at age 27, she decided consulting was for the birds and rekindled a childhood passion for writing novels. She sold everything she owned and moved back to Pensacola, where she currently resides with her two dogs, Zoe and Mr. Biscuit.

Evans is the author of the Razia series, Madion War Trilogy, and Empath, published by Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing.

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Excerpt: My Maker’s Keeper by Tiffany Current



Title: My Maker’s Keeper

Author:  Tiffany Current

Release Date: November 1, 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance

Hannah Clark used to be an ordinary girl. She used to be a lot of things. Until she was bitten.

Five months ago, Hannah woke up in the middle of the woods as a vampire. She didn’t know how it happened or who turned her. She just knew she wasn’t safe in her hometown anymore.

Fort Wayne was supposed to be her fresh start. Her chance to finish high school without any other incidents. But then she met Jackson. Their attraction was instant and awakened something deep inside of her. Her thirst for blood.

Things only got worse when her maker, Lucas, came to town. He might have been sexy, but he was one dangerous vampire. And if Hannah wanted to keep Jackson safe, she had to protect him from Lucas’ ravenous ways. Even though she found herself excited by them.

But Lucas wasn’t there for her. Something sinister was happening in town. Vampires were going missing, and if Hannah didn’t want to be next, she had to work with Lucas to solve the mystery. But could she trust him? Or should she trust Jackson? She had to make a choice—and her life might just depend on it.

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Blog Tour Review: Kiss Cam by Kiara London (+ A GIVEAWAY)

Kiss Cam
Kiara London
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: October 18th 2016
Genres: Romance, Young Adult

In Kiss Cam, teen author Kiara London asks, what’s a little harmless kissing between friends?

Juniper, Jasper, and Lenny have been friends forever and co-own a vlog channel called WereVloggingHere. Their fans are huge “shippers” who believe that Juniper and Jasper are perfect for each other, and, despite warnings from friends and family, a simple Truth-or-Dare inspired kiss soon spirals out of control into a whole new world of making out and surprise kisses.

Juniper and Jasper’s relationship begins to shift. But as fan requests for different “Kiss Cam” segments keep pouring in, Juniper puts her worries aside and convinces herself that it doesn’t mean anything. After all, it’s just kissing… right?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Musicians


Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.

I love music even more than books (*gasp!*), so I was really excited to see that this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is an All About Audio freebie.  There are so many music related lists and things I could talk about, but I’ve decided to share some of my favorite music artists (new and older faves). I’ve picked out a couple of my favorite songs from each for you to check out. I love music videos so I had a lot of fun going back and watching all these while I was choosing songs.  Please let me know in the comments what you enjoyed!

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