North Pole Reform School Blog Tour – Day 1 and 2 Round-Up!

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The North Pole Reform School blog tour kicks off this week! It’s a brilliant time of year to do a tour because everything is all festive and lovely! Look, even my own website is snowing!

A round-up of happenings on the first two days of the blog tour:

Guest posts –

- My Top 5 Christmas TV Movies on Reading Past My Bedtime.

- a take on NPRS from Luke’s POV! (This was so much fun to write!) on Books Live Forever.

- And an interview with Paulette’s Papers.

And some fantabulous reviews from –

To Another World, The Book Geek Wears Pyjamas, Hot Off The Shelves, Kimberlyfaye Reads, Bookmarks, Spoilers, and Happily Ever After, The Book Bag, Marie Godley, and Diamond and Coal!

You can also enter to win a $25 (or local equivalent) at any of these tour stops!

North Pole Reform School – New Christmas YA Book – Out Today!

Time for another book release! (Don’t worry, it will be the last for a while!) My fifth book, a YA Christmas romantic comedy is officially released today! It’s called North Pole Reform School and I would, of course, love you to read it!

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You can read a sample or buy the book on Amazon UK or Amazon.com, and it’s available from every Amazon in the world so you’ll be able to grab it from your local one too!

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a Kindle, because it’s also available in paperback! See? Amazon UK or Amazon.com and Amazon have very kindly reduced the price at the moment too, but who knows how long that will last!

About the book:
Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any worse.

Then she wakes up to find The Ghost of Christmases Ruined in her bedroom.

She is taken to the North Pole, to a reform school run by elves determined to make her love Christmas. Stuck in a misfit group of fellow Christmas-haters with a motley crew of the weird and even weirder, watched over by elves day and night, she doesn’t expect to meet cute and funny Luke, who is hiding a vulnerable side beneath his sarcastic exterior. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with him.

But all is not as it should be at the North Pole. A certain Mr Claus is making the elves’ lives a misery, and pretty soon Mistletoe and Luke are doing more than just learning to like Christmas.

A YA romantic comedy in which Santa is the bad guy, teaching reindeer to fly is on the curriculum, and zombies have a fondness for Christmas music.
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Suitable for older teens and upwards due to bad language.
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Find NPRS on Goodreads: Here.

There’s also a giveaway running on Goodreads, where you can enter to win a signed paperback copy of the book! Open internationally! Enter HERE!

If you missed it earlier in the week, North Pole Reform School will also be going on a blog tour in December! It will run from Dec 9th to Dec 18th (missing the weekend) and all bloggers are more than welcome to sign-up to review the book, or have an interview or guest post with me, or even something simple like a spotlight post would be fantastic!
More info: Here
Sign-ups: Here
I’m looking forward to a fun and festive tour!

As always, I can never thank you guys enough for supporting me on release day and on every other day of the year!

Blog Tour Invite: North Pole Reform School – Touring In December!

Finally I have some North Pole Reform School blog tour info to share!

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Dianne from Oops I Read A Book Again and I are organising a blog tour for North Pole Reform School in December, the 9th until the 18th to be exact! All bloggers are welcome to take part, we have no limit on sign-ups so the more the merrier! As the book is festive and it’s close to Christmas, I’m hoping this will be a very festive tour! You can choose whichever day you want, and if you want to do a review of the book or if you’d prefer a guest post or an interview from me, questions and guest post topics can be normal writing-related or Christmas-related, I think it would be quite fun to do mostly Christmas stuff!
Final copies of the book are now ready (which is just as well really considering it comes out this week!) and as before on the Not Pretty Enough tour, there will be a tour-wide Rafflecopter giveaway for an Amazon voucher, and a separate giveaway only for the tour hosts!

Feel free to get in touch with any questions! And thank you all for the support, I really hope this will be a fun and Christmassy tour!

Sign-up using the form: —- HERE —-

About the book:
NPRSCover200 Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any worse.

Then she wakes up to find The Ghost of Christmases Ruined in her bedroom.

She is taken to the North Pole, to a reform school run by elves determined to make her love Christmas. Stuck in a misfit group of fellow Christmas-haters with a motley crew of the weird and even weirder, watched over by elves day and night, she doesn’t expect to meet cute and funny Luke, who is hiding a vulnerable side beneath his sarcastic exterior. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with him.

But all is not as it should be at the North Pole. A certain Mr Claus is making the elves’ lives a misery, and pretty soon Mistletoe and Luke are doing more than just learning to like Christmas.

A YA romantic comedy in which Santa is the bad guy, teaching reindeer to fly is on the curriculum, and zombies have a fondness for Christmas music.
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Suitable for older teens and upwards due to bad language.
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Released Wednesday, November 6th 2013!
Find on Goodreads: Here.

Afterlife Academy is free for Halloween and the next five days!

Afterlife Academy is going on a free promotion! To coincide with Halloween and the start of NaNoWriMo 2013, for which the first draft was written a few years ago, my first YA novel Afterlife Academy will be free to download for the next few days! It’s a spooky, paranormal read so is perfect for this time of year, and from today (October 30th) until Sunday (November 3rd) the Kindle version will be completely free to download from Amazon!

See?
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon Canada

It’s free in all countries so you can grab it from your local Amazon too!

About the book:
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Even being dead isn’t enough to get you out of maths class.

Dying wasn’t on sixteen-year-old Riley Richardson’s to-do list. And now, not only is she dead, but she’s stuck in a perpetual high school nightmare. Worse still, she’s stuck there with the geekiest, most annoying boy in the history of the world, ever.

In a school where the geeks are popular and just about everything is wrong, Riley has become an outcast. She begins a desperate quest to get back home, but her once-perfect life starts to unravel into something not nearly as great as she thought it was. And maybe death isn’t really that bad after all…

Welcome to Afterlife Academy, where horns are the norm, the microwave is more intelligent than the teachers, and the pumpkins have a taste for blood.
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Afterlife Academy is a Young Adult paranormal romantic comedy, suitable for approximately ages 14 and up.

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It’s only going to be free until Sunday so please grab your copy while you can! And please share this with any friends or family you think might enjoy it too!

My books now in paperback + a plea for help!

Yes, I have some rather exciting news! All of my books are now available in paperback! How awesome is that?
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They are, of course, available from Amazon and hopefully by the time this post goes out, Amazon will have finished linking the paperback editions to the Kindle editions and making it look all professional and stuff! But for now you can find the ‘real, actual book’ versions here:
Kismetology: UK || US
Creepy Christmas: UK || US
Afterlife Academy: UK || US
Not Pretty Enough: UK || US
North Pole Reform School is ready but not out until November 6th!

The second part of this post is a little plea for help.
On Wednesday (until Sunday) Afterlife Academy is going on a free promotion. The Kindle version will be free to download for five whole days, to coincide with Halloween and the start of NaNoWriMo (the first draft was written for NaNo a few years ago!) Last time I did this was with Kismetology in April, and it was very successful, reaching #7 in the overall UK chart, in no small part thanks to you lovely people who read this and share my ramblings! So, on Wednesday, when the book is actually free, I will be, um, everywhere, talking about it and plugging it. If you have a chance and could mention it on Twitter, FB, or otherwise, or RT any of my promo posts, that would be fantastic! I promise I’ll attempt not to bore you all to death! Also, if you’ve ever fancied reading it but not bought it yet, this is a good time to get it for free, and if you have read and enjoyed it and know someone else who might like it, please feel free to send them to Amazon between Wednesday and Sunday! UK Here and US Here!
Thank you all so much!

The third part of this post is a plug. My friend Ashley has just started up her own blog touring company, so if any of you are authors who need a blog tour, promo blitz, or cover reveal with very reasonable prices, or if you’re a blogger who fancies hosting some tours, check out Paranormal Sisters Touring! I’m slightly involved in it too by designing custom banners for the tours!

Would anyone like an ARC of North Pole Reform School?

I mentioned this earlier in the week, but now I actually have ARCs ready, it’s time to mention it again. Would anyone like an advance copy of North Pole Reform School to read in the next few weeks and write a review on Amazon afterwards?

There will be a tour in December, but as it will be quite small, and because it doesn’t start for two more months, I’m asking if anyone would like to review the book early? With Not Pretty Enough, the tour started two months after it’s release date, and in those first two months it had hardly any reviews on Amazon because no one was posting them until the tour started. Because this is a Christmas book, there’s only a very limited amount of time in which people are going to be interested in buying it, and having it review-less on Amazon until the middle of December isn’t the best plan!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a book blogger or not, but if you fancy reading the book and writing a quick review within the next six weeks or so, please get in touch and I’d be happy to send you an ebook copy! Sign-ups for the tour aren’t open yet, I’ll post about it properly when they are, but you’d still be more than welcome to sign up for that too and request a guest post or interview instead, or just post your review then too!

The book will be released on November 6th! (This isn’t a deadline for the review or anything, just the release date!)

About the book:
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Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any worse.

Then she wakes up to find The Ghost of Christmases Ruined in her bedroom.

She is taken to the North Pole, to a reform school run by elves determined to make her love Christmas. Stuck in a misfit group of fellow Christmas-haters with a motley crew of the weird and even weirder, watched over by elves day and night, she doesn’t expect to meet cute and funny Luke, who is hiding a vulnerable side beneath his sarcastic exterior. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with him.

But all is not as it should be at the North Pole. A certain Mr Claus is making the elves’ lives a misery, and pretty soon Mistletoe and Luke are doing more than just learning to like Christmas.

A YA romantic comedy in which Santa is the bad guy, teaching reindeer to fly is on the curriculum, and zombies have a fondness for Christmas music.
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Suitable for older teens and upwards due to bad language.
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You can find the book on Goodreads: HERE

North Pole Reform School – cover reveal!

I’ve been hiding this gorgeous cover for months now but it’s finally cover reveal day so I can show everyone at last!

*drumroll*

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The wonderful Christa from Paper and Sage designed it for me! Isn’t it all wintery and pretty?

North Pole Reform School is a festive young adult romantic comedy and will be released on November 6th!

More about the book:
Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any worse.

Then she wakes up to find The Ghost of Christmases Ruined in her bedroom.

She is taken to the North Pole, to a reform school run by elves determined to make her love Christmas. Stuck in a misfit group of fellow Christmas-haters with a motley crew of the weird and even weirder, watched over by elves day and night, she doesn’t expect to meet cute and funny Luke, who is hiding a vulnerable side beneath his sarcastic exterior. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with him.

But all is not as it should be at the North Pole. A certain Mr Claus is making the elves’ lives a misery, and pretty soon Mistletoe and Luke are doing more than just learning to like Christmas.

A YA romantic comedy in which Santa is the bad guy, teaching reindeer to fly is on the curriculum, and zombies have a fondness for Christmas music.
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Suitable for older teens and upwards due to bad language.
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You can add the book on Goodreads: HERE
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Dianne from Oops I Read Again and I are yet again organising a blog tour for it, which will be a lot smaller than the massive one for Not Pretty Enough and will take place from December 9th-18th! Sign-ups aren’t open yet, but I will be posting here when they are!
On the same note, due to the tour being much smaller and not starting for another two months, I’ll be offering ARCs to anyone interested in reading the book early and writing a review for Amazon. A proper post will follow later in the week but feel free to get in touch now if you fancy reading and reviewing the book within the next few weeks!
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And on another note, it might be cover reveal day for me, but it’s release day for my friend Holly Martin! Her brilliant YA book The Sentinel is released today! You can find it on Amazon here!

Blog Tour Stop – The Harvesters by Ashley Hill

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Today I’m pleased to host a blog tour stop for Ashley Hill’s horror short story, The Harvesters! Ashley has been super supportive of me and my books and I’m thrilled to be able to return the favour today!

About the book:
The Harvesters (Harvesting Series #1) By Ashley Hill
Publication Date: November 28th 2012
Genre: Young Adult/ New Adult Horror

Summary:
When she finds her boyfriend shackled to a white metal table Ashley feared for the worse.

On a small trip of dropping off a package for Jason’s father, the young couple never thought they would be running for their lives. Running away from supposedly friends whom in turned to be a family of harvesters.

Human harvesters and they are looking for something specific. And Ashley just might be the perfect match for that something.

My review: 4/5 stars!
I really enjoyed this short story, it starts off right in the middle of the action, it’s very creepy and poses a lot of questions – who are these ‘harvesters’ and just what are they harvesting?
Creepy children, action, drama, peril, it has all the right ingredients for a horror story! I liked the change of viewpoint between characters half way through, that was a clever switch, and kept things interesting!
It’s easy to read in one sitting, and the ending is fantastic! A really nice twist that made me want to read the next in the series immediately! I really look forward to finding out where Ashley takes the story next!
I’ve only given it 4 instead of 5 stars because there were some editing issues that made it quite hard to follow in places, but overall this was a creepy, quick read that I highly recommend to horror fans!

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You can find it on Goodreads here!

 

 

 

 

 

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About Ashley:

I’m a college student still trying to get a handle of the adult world. When I need to get away from it I lose myself in books, my own writing, and in spending time with my amazing boyfriend which he supports me to no end.

Finding my passion in books has led me to finding a passion in writing my own fictional stories back in 2009, I have turned th

is into a dream career and going one step further I would love to open up my own book store.

Find her on social media here:
Ashley’s Blog:
http://www.paranormalsisters.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PnormalSisters
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6604539.Ashley_Hill
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paranormal-Sisters/327714850596230

Thanks to Ashley for letting me join in the fun today, and good luck with the rest of your blog tour!

The Sentinel by Holly Martin – Cover Reveal!

Today I’m thrilled to be part of the cover reveal for a brand new YA novel from debut author Holly Martin!
Over the past couple of months, I’ve got to know Holly through Twitter and have seen her preparing for her release and followed each update excitedly, and I was so pleased when she agreed to let me be part of the cover reveal!

Without further ado, here is the lovely cover! *drumroll*

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About the book:
When Eve is rescued from a horrific coach crash by her teachers, she is shocked to discover they possess super strength and speed. But what happens next is even more harrowing.
In the aftermath of the crash she discovers that everyone in her life from neighbours, doctors, dentists, teachers, shop keepers and even her family and friends are actually super strength Guardians sent to protect her. They all have one thing in common, a single minded ferocity that she must be kept alive at all costs.
However, she is surrounded by secrets and lies. Those in the know deny all knowledge of what happened that fateful night. Everyone else carries on as normal, seemingly unaware of the new strange world that she has stumbled against.
With the help of Seth, her best friend, Eve discovers the prophecies surrounding her true identity and the super strength she too holds. With her Guardians pledged to protect her, her closest friends ready to die for her, her own hopes and dreams are put on hold whilst she battles to control the amazing powers she has been bestowed with.
But those that seek to destroy her move ever closer. Will the Guardians be enough to protect her when so many are prepared to stop at nothing to see her dead? And will she be strong enough to fulfil her destiny when the time comes?
A fast paced fantasy adventure for young adults.
With high speed car chases, airborne fights, amazing stunts and super powered beings, this is a story of loyalty, friendship and love.

The book will be released on October 16th! It sounds amazing, the early reviews are amazing, and I definitely can’t wait to read it!

New Book – North Pole Reform School – Cover Reveal Sign-Ups and Blurb!

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Yes, it’s that time of year again! Almost, anyway! My next book, a Christmas YA romantic comedy called North Pole Reform School is almost ready, and will be released on November 6th! Which is, like, really, really close!

Here’s the blurb:
Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any worse.

Then she wakes up to find The Ghost of Christmases Ruined in her bedroom.

She is taken to the North Pole, to a reform school run by elves determined to make her love Christmas. Stuck in a misfit group of fellow Christmas-haters with a motley crew of the weird and even weirder, watched over by elves day and night, she doesn’t expect to meet cute and funny Luke, who is hiding a vulnerable side beneath his sarcastic exterior. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with him.

But all is not as it should be at the North Pole. A certain Mr Claus is making the elves’ lives a misery, and pretty soon Mistletoe and Luke are doing more than just learning to like Christmas.

A YA romantic comedy in which Santa is the bad guy, teaching reindeer to fly is on the curriculum, and zombies have a fondness for Christmas music.
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Suitable for older teens and upwards due to bad language.

I can’t show you the cover yet because it’s not officially revealed until October 16th! And that’s really what this post is about… Sign-ups for the cover reveal are now OPEN! If any bloggers fancy getting involved in revealing it, you can sign up - – - – - – HERE – - – - – -
For the first time, I’ve used a cover designer (the fantastic Christa from Paper and Sage!) and she’s done a wonderful job on it! It’s so wintery and festive, and it totally fits the book! I don’t know how she managed it with just the blurb and my nonsensical rambling about wanting it to look Christmassy!

You can add the book on Goodreads: HERE

It will be released on Wednesday, November 6th! I believe there will be a small blog tour in December, so look out for sign-ups for that if you fancy it!