Unspeakable by Michelle K. Pickett Book Tour and Giveaway

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Unspeakable by Michelle K. Pickett Book Tour and Giveaway

I’ve decided to try to share the love with other indie authors by doing spotlights on my blog.  This way I can help them reach more awesome readers like you, and you get the benefit of finding new authors.  And if that wasn’t a big enough reason a lot of these book tours offer giveaways – just like this one.  Please read through the book tour info and excerpt and then stay for the giveaway at the end!

Unspeakable

 

Title: Unspeakable

Juniper Grove Book Solutions

Series:  The Freedom Series, Book 1

Author:  Michelle K. Pickett

Published:  February 10th, 2015

Publisher:  Clean Teen Publishing

Genre:  YA Mature Contemporary Romance

Content Warning:  Abuse, adult language, non-explicit sexual situations, and mild drug

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Recommended Age:  14+

Synopsis:

“Breathe. No one will break me. I’m strong. Breathe. Just breathe.”

On the outside, Willow appears to have it all. She’s beautiful, smart, from an influential family, and she dates the most popular guy in school—Jaden. But she would walk away from it all in a second. Willow is tormented by lies and suffocating guilt, not the hearts and flowers people believe her life is full of.

She carries a dark secret. Plagued by nightmares and pain, the secret dominates her life. If she hadn’t walked away. If she had just…but she didn’t. And now she has to live with her choice. But when someone uncovers her family’s past, they use it against her, crushing her spirit little by little. She tells herself she just has to make it to graduation. Then she can leave Middleton, and her secret, far behind.

When Brody transfers to Cassidy High, he turns Willow’s life upside down. He shows her what it feels like to live again, really live. And suddenly, she isn’t satisfied with just surviving until graduation. She wants a normal life—with Brody—and he wants her. But the closer they become, the more it threatens to unravel the secret she’s worked so hard to hide.

Willow finds true love with Brody. Will she let his love save her, or walk away from him to keep her secret safe?

 

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Unspeakable by Michelle K. Pickett Book Tour and Giveaway

Michelle K Pickett

About the Author:

 

 

Michelle is the bestselling author of the young adult novel “PODs.” She was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, but now lives in a sleepy suburb outside Houston with her extremely supportive husband, three school-aged children, a 125 pound “lap dog,” and a very snooty cat.

Red Bull or Monster Khaos are her coffee of choice, and she can’t write without peanut butter M&Ms and a hoodie. A hopeful romantic; she loves a swoon-worthy ending that will give her butterflies for days. She writes across genres in the young adult and new adult age groups. She loves to hear from her readers.

Michelle signed her new young adult contemporary novel— Unspeakable, with Clean Teen Publishing in 2014.

 

Unspeakable by Michelle K. Pickett Book Tour and Giveaway

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Clean Teen Publishing Links:

Unspeakable by Michelle K. Pickett

Giveaway Details:

There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:

  • A bookmark swag pack, winner’s choice of any Clean Teen PublishingeBook, and a $15 Amazon gift card.

Giveaway is International.

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Passing through Perfect by Bette Lee Crosby and $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

Passing Through Perfect

Passing through Perfect by Bette Lee Crosby and $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

Passing through Perfect by Bette Lee Crosby

It’s 1946. The war is over. Millions of American soldiers are coming home and Benjamin Church is one of them. After four years of being away he thought things in Alabama would have changed, but they haven’t. Grinder’s Corner is as it’s always been—a hardscrabble burp in the road. It’s not much, but it’s home.

When Benjamin attends a harvest festival in Twin Pines, he catches sight of Delia. Before their first dance ends, he knows for certain she’s the one. They fall madly in love; happily, impatiently, imprudently, in love. It doesn’t matter that her daddy is staunchly opposed to the thought of his daughter marrying a cotton farmer, never mind a poor one.

It’s true Benjamin has little to offer; he’s a sharecropper who will spend his whole life sweating and slaving to do little more than put food on the table. But that’s how things are in Alabama. Benjamin is better off than most; he has a wife, a boy he adores, and a house that doesn’t leak rain. Yes, Benjamin considers himself a lucky man until the fateful night that changes everything.

Reviewer Praise

“Passing Through Perfect is not the kind of novel that excels in pat answers, simple characters, and calm progressive events – and this is evident from the first paragraph, which opens with a punch and keeps on emotionally slugging… Southern fiction writing at its best: spiritually infused, warm, and family-oriented…” Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan’s Shelf

“A heartwarming tale that shows both the good and bad found in mankind… Highly Recommended to those who enjoy historical fiction.” Inspired Kathy, I am a Reader

“Author Bette Lee Crosby’s characters take on heartbreak and oppression with dignity, courage, and a shaken but strong faith in a better tomorrow” Indie Reader

An uplifting story of family, love, kindness and hope, despite some people’s less than commendable behavior and attitudes.” Between the Lines

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Excerpt

“When the heart of a man gets pulled loose he starts dying. I started dying a year ago, and I’m still working on it. I ain’t going all at once; I’m going piece by piece.”

“The sheriff recognized Benjamin. He’d done work for Missus Haledon, and he’d done a good job. He painted their back fence and repaired a broken window in the storage shed. He was blacker than most but known for being polite, unlike the smart-mouthed coloreds who lived on the far side of Bakerstown.”

“As he sat at the kitchen table and drank a glass of sweet tea with his daddy, her ghost slid in alongside of them. It was a sadness neither of them wanted to speak of.”

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BetteAuthor Bette Lee Crosby

Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby shares the storytelling charm of her Southern Mama in tales that are both heartrending and heartwarming. She is best known for her creation of characters that readers find unforgettable.

Passing through Perfect is Crosby’s tenth novel and the third book in the Wyattsville Series that began with the USA Today Bestseller Spare Change. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. Since then, she has gone on to win another twenty literary awards, including the Royal Palm Literary Award, the Reviewer’s Choice Award, the FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal and the 2014 Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal.

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Passing through Perfect by Bette Lee Crosby and $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

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Ends 2/6/15

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Big Indie Author Giveaway

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Big Indie Author Giveaway on Platypire Reviews

I am part of a Big Indie Author Giveaway that is running on a Review/Book Blogger Friend’s Page.  Platipyer Reviews is having their One Year Anniversary Party Giveaway going on right now from January 4th until February 4th.  If you don’t take things too seriously I think you will like her page.  She has giveaways running on her Facebook Page and a rafflecopter!!!  There is over 50 prizes for you to enter to win including a signed 1st edition of Moonlfower!  Chances are high so get on over to the CONTEST WEBPAGE.

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Moonflower Featured on #FreshBeachBag Giveaway

Moonflower Featured on #FreshBeachBag Giveaway

Moonflower Featured on #FreshBeachBag Giveaway

If you are one of my long time fans you may know how much I love giveaways! I’m lucky to be part of the Fresh Mommy Blog 10 Beach Bag Essentials #FreshBeachBag Giveaway.

You could win some great beach bag essentials, like the Hayden Reis wristlet, Soleil Bamboo sunglasses, a beach spiker, Lifeproof phone case and an autographed book for great beach reading material from author EDC Johnson!

(WOOT WOOT!) How fun is that?! Enter the giveaway here!

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Moonflower Featured on #FreshBeachBag Giveaway

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Read this great post on 10 Beach Bag Essentials.  Moonflower is Featured on the #FreshBeachBag Giveaway, so enter to win at the bottom.  Stick around and check out some of Tabitha Blue’s other posts—you will love the blog too.  It is one of my favorites!  She writes great DIY mommy tips ranging from throwing rocking birthday parties, making your own baby food, to DIY crafts that make your home look on trend.

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Fae Books 8K Likes #Giveaway Blog Hop

Fae Books 8K Likes #Giveaway Blog Hop

This is a lovely book blog I wanted to support so when asked, I jumped at the opportunity to support them.  I am one of many people sponsoring this giveaway.  There are so many prizes you can’t pass this up.  Join in the fun and support independent authors and reviewers!

Hi everyone!
Sarah Fae (Graham) here. We’re celebrating over at FaeBooks.co.uk! We’ve reached over 8000 Likes on Facebook and over 9000 Followers on Twitter. Yay!
Thank you to everyone who has helped us reach this goal. Thank you to all of you for supporting my ventures, and the authors and writers I rant and rave about. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Giveaway Details:
Sponsors:
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Dates:
End: June 10th 2014
T&Cs:
Several winners and prizes. Only those legally allowed to may enter. Any found cheating on their entries will be placed on the BANNED list and thus be banned from winning any Fae Books giveaways. Giveaway organised by FaeBooks.co.uk. Prizes come from their respective donators. Fae Books is not in control of issuing the prizes.
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5 Tips for Writing Trilogies and an Awesome Giveaway

I usually don’t have guests on my blog but I’m just super excited to share this guest post on “5 Tips for Writing Trilogies” from author Jamie Ayres.  Keep reading after the post to see an exciting giveaway she organized in honor of her latest book release 18 TRUTHS.

“5 Tips for Writing Trilogies”

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Jamie Ayres

1)    Don’t save anything for the swim back—you don’t want to drag out your story through book 2 and have your audience annoyed. Write book 1 and 2 as if you might never get the next book published. Yes, you can leave them wanting more (and should!), but also make sure each book can stand on its own.

2)    Have a big agenda! You have to identify where the NEW source of conflict will come from in each individual novel.

3)    Have a plan. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been in love with a trilogy and counted the days until book 3 came out . . . only to be sorely disappointed with the way it all ended. It’s not even about being different from what I expected. By all means, it’s not my story and authors have the right to end things however they wish. But often it seems like the author wrote the first two books never knowing how they wanted to end it all and just threw something together for book 3

4)    Don’t write yourself into a corner. Having a plan doesn’t mean you can’t change it if a better idea comes along. I had a few ideas for how I wanted to end my 18 Things trilogy, and honestly, it took me having a conversation with my three characters in the dark corner of my bedroom to figure out what they wanted me to do. I know I sound insane . . . but this leads me to my last point.

5)    Don’t try to force your own agenda. Sometimes my characters do things I don’t like, but my story isn’t about me. It’s about them. If I don’t write their natural reactions to things, my writing isn’t going to flow. Then I’ll find myself in the fetal position eating donuts. Never a good sign.

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 Jamie Ayres writes young adult paranormal love stories by night and teaches young adults as a Language Arts middle school teacher by day. When not at home on her laptop or at school, she can often be found at a local book store grabbing random children and reading to them. So far, she has not been arrested for this. Although she spent her youthful summers around Lake Michigan, she now lives in Florida with her prince charming, two children (sometimes three based on how Mr. Ayres is acting), and a basset hound. She really does have grandmothers named Olga and Gay but unlike her heroine, she’s thankfully not named after either one of them. She loves lazy pajama days, the first page of a good book, stupid funny movies, and sharing stories with fantastic people like you. Her books include the first two installments of her trilogy, 18 Things and 18 Truths. Visit her online via Twitter, Facebook, or at www.jamieayres.com.

 18things

With the lessons the 18 Things life list taught her engraved on her heart, Olga embarks on a new adventure as a spirit guide, but nothing prepares her for the chilling truths she’s learning along the way.

Wow, thanks for the wonderful tips Jamie.  You can find out more about Jamie Ayres and her books at these links below.

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Website: www.jamieayres.com

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Now for the big show the Giveaway!!!

 

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Back to School YA Book Hop and Giveaway

Back to School YA Book Hop and Giveaway

A YA Book focused blog hop with awesome giveaways
A YA Book focused blog hop with awesome giveaways

Thanks for visiting!

I’m excited to participate in my first blog hop.

1st Place:

$5 Amazon Gift Card + ebook copy of Moonflower

2nd Place:

2 Winners will receive Moonflower in eBook!

 

Back to School YA Book Hop and Giveaway

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Synopsis:

After Josephine Woods’ father dies of cancer, her mother up-roots the two of them and moves to the city. Josie hates her city life, but her teenage issues are of little consequence when they have a car accident and she wakes up in a strange land (reminiscent of Victorian Europe) alone. Lost, with her school backpack as the only connection to her world, Josie struggles to find her way home. She is found by Lucius Conrí, the son of a Marquess, who possesses royal blood and the gift to shift into a wolf’s form at will. Can the kind-hearted Lucius help her find her way while winning her love, or will she fall for Donovan Conrí his older, more serious brother and heir to the Conrí wealth?

 

After entering my giveaway “hop” on over to the other YA related blog sites and enter their giveaways as well.

 

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Moonflower is on Tour!

Blog Tour for Moonflower Begins 8/19

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I’m so thrilled that Moonflower is going on tour.  Juniper Grove Book Solutions coordinated this exciting event.  You can find the schedule below.  Coinciding with this event the book is having a special sale on the kindle ebook.  It is $2.99 for a limited time.  Find out more about Moonflwoer and E.D.C. Johnson by following the tour and enter the giveaway for a chance to win!

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Giveaway Winners Announced

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     Congratulations to the Giveaway Winners from the Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews author interview and giveaway!

(follow the link to read the author interview)

Christina W.S. and Donna R. will be notified by email in the morning about how to claim their prize.  If you missed out on this giveaway don’t be sad, check out the giveaway I have running on Goodreads!  I also have a blog tour coming up mid next month.  Please keep an eye out for more information about that and there just may be a gift card with your name on it.

Congratulations again!