Monday, 5 December 2016

Musing Mondays / 5th December



Hosted by Books and a BeatMusing Mondays is a weekly meme where you answer one of the of the following questions and then a random one.

  • I'm currently reading
  • Up next I think I'll read
  • I brought the following book(s) in the past week
  • I'm super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish news)
  • I'm really upset by (book/author/bookish news)
  • I can't wait to get a copy of..
  • I wish I could read ___ but..
  • I blogged about ___ this past week..

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Top Ten Tuesday : Gifts for Bookworms


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is a holiday gift guide freebie. So, I thought I would share gift ideas for the book lover in your life. It's perfect, especially as Christmas is just around the corner!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Review: Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell


Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell
Published by Stripes
Released 4th January 2015
Paperback
342 Pages

We're waiting for you to come and play. 

Dunvegan School for Girls has been closed for many years. Converted into a family home, the teachers and students are long gone. But they left something behind.

Sophie arrives at the old schoolhouse to spend the summer with her cousins. Brooding Cameron with his scarred hand, strange Lilias with a fear of bones and Piper, who seems just a bit too good to be true. And then there's her other cousin. The girl with a room full of antique dolls. The girl that shouldn't be there. The girl that died.

Musing Monday's / 21st November


Hosted by Books and a BeatMusing Monday's is a weekly meme where you answer one of the of the following questions and then a random one.

  • I'm currently reading
  • Up next I think I'll read
  • I brought the following book(s) in the past week
  • I'm super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish news)
  • I'm really upset by (book/author/bookish news)
  • I can't wait to get a copy of..
  • I wish I could read ___ but..
  • I blogged about ___ this past week..

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Review: Winter's Snow - an On The Other Side Novella by Carrie Hope Fletcher


Winter's Snow - An On The Other Side Novella by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Published by Sphere
Released 15th November 2016
Paperback
48 Pages

Evie Snow was the love of Vincent’s life; in fact, she was the love of every lifetime he would ever live. Though he never stopped loving her, and he certainly could never forget her, events conspired to separate the two lovers.
Now, Vincent has the chance to make right a mistake from his past and to potentially alter the course of events in his and Evie's favour. While doing so, he realises he has embarked on a journey that will teach him all about love, life and humanity; but one thing he does not know for sure is whether it will lead him back to the only woman he every loved.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Christmas Films


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I haven't done a Top Ten Tuesday in such a long time, but I want to get back into them! This week is a film freebie week and as it's coming up to the festive season I'm going to share with you my top Christmas films! Enjoy!

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Review: When We Collided by Emery Lord


When We Collided by Emery Lord
Published by Bloomsbury
Released 7th April 2016
Paperback
344 Pages

Meet Vivi and Jonah: A girl and a boy whose love has the power save or destroy them.

Vivi and Jonah couldn't be more different. Vivi craves anything joyful or beautiful that life can offer. Jonah has been burdened by responsibility for his family ever since his father died. As summer begins, Jonah resigns himself to another season of getting by. Then Vivi arrives, and suddenly life seems brighter and better. Jonah is the perfect project for Vivi, and things finally feel right for Jonah. Their love is the answer to everything. But soon Vivi's zest for life falters, as her adventurousness becomes true danger-seeking. Jonah tries to keep her safe, but there's something important Vivi hasn't told him.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Musing Mondays / 7th November


I haven't really been active on Amy's Bookish Life much recently and I do apologise for that. Life has been so busy with University, Work and trying to have somewhat of a social life, so this blog I admit has been neglected. However, I am now going to be working myself into a routine with regards to this blog. I am hopefully going to be posting 1 or 2 book reviews a week, along with a personal post and a few memes for fun. Which brings me onto the next topic - I am going to be doing Musing Mondays again! So enjoy!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Review: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo


If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Published by Usborne Publishing 
Released 1st June 2016
304 Pages
Paperback

Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school.

Like everyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is holding back. Even from Grant, the guy she's falling in love with.

Amanda has a secret.

At her old school, she used to be called Andrew. And secrets always have a way of getting out.

A book about loving yourself and being loved for who you really are.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Review: Christmas at the Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan


Christmas at the Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
Published by Sphere
Released 6th October 2016
384 Pages
E-Book

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

It's Christmas in the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne - a time for family, friends and feasting. 
Polly Waterford loves running the Little Beach Street Bakery. She's at her happiest when she's creating delicious, doughy treats and the festive season always inspires her to bake and knead something extra special for the village residents. In fact, the only thing she loves more than her bakery is curling up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Huckle. She's determined that this Christmas is going to be their best one yet, but life doesn't always work out as planned...
When Polly's best friend Kerensa turns up with a secret that threatens the life Polly and Huckle have built together, the future begins to look uncertain. And then a face from Polly's past reappears and things become even more complicated. Polly can usually find solace in baking but she has a feeling that's not going to be enough this time. Can she get things back on track so that everyone has a merry Christmas?

Friday, 28 October 2016

Review: The Singalong Society for Singletons by Katey Lovell


The Singalong Society for Singletons by Katey Lovell
Published by Harper Impulse
Released 6th October 2016
340 Pages
E-Book

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Monique and Issy are teachers, housemates and lovers of musicals! Their Friday night routine consists of snacks, wine and the Frozen DVD. So when Monique’s boyfriend moves to America for a year and her sister Hope moves in because of her own relationship woes, Friday nights get a new name… ‘The Singalong Society for Singletons’!

It’s a chance to get together, sing along to their favourite tracks from the best-loved West End shows, and forget the worries of work, relationships and love (or lack of it). But when Issy shares the details of their little group further afield, they get some unexpected new members who might just change their opinions on singledom for good….

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Bravo: Blood Road by Summer Lane: Release Blitz with Interview


Today I am going to be sharing with you an interview with Summer Lane about her new book Bravo: Blood Road! It was released yesterday so happy release week! 

Bravo: Blood Road by Summer Lane
Released 21st October 2016
Young Adult/Dystopian
Bravo and his beloved handler, Lieutenant Nathan Ingalls, are together again amidst the ashes of an apocalyptic California. Together, they are using their skills to help a rebel militia group seek out survivors in the desolation of Death Valley.
But when the Death Brigade – a vicious anarchist group arisen from the dust of a fallen society – rolls into town, tragedy strikes. Someone is taken. Neither Nathan nor Bravo will allow that. The hunt is on – Bravo will not fail in his task to protect his friends.
The Black Market.
Rescuing the people you love sometimes comes with a price. When Bravo and his friend, India, are taken to Blood Road, they are forced to fight for their lives in a terrifying and vicious society of gambling, deceit and violent entertainment.
Alone and afraid, Bravo is forced to fight for his life every day in an arena while cruel spectators make bets on the odds of his victory. His only allies in this dark place could perish as suddenly as he could.

The bonds of friendship are tested, and the agonizing teeth of loss sink their fangs deep.
Life or death. Fight or flight. Bravo must choose.
One mission, completed.
One duty, fulfilled.
And now, the Blood Road will wreak its vengeance.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Review: Love is a Four-Legged Word by Michele Gorman

Love is a Four-Legged Word by Michele Gorman
Published by Notting Hill Press
Released 13th October 2016
308 Pages
E-Book

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.

Best friends Scarlett and Shannon spend their days tangled up in dog leads and covered in fur, running their dog business together. Scarlett’s intensive training course, Ruff Love, fixes owners as much as their pets, while Shannon spends her days walking spoiled pooches. 

They share more than their business though: they also share Scarlett's husband, Rufus, who's been Shannon's best friend since childhood. It's a cosy setup. Unless one of them has a secret... 

When Scarlett and Rufus's baby plans are decimated by a surprise turn of events, their marriage hits the rocks and they both turn to Shannon. All three relationships are pushed to breaking point, but when loyalties become divided, how do you decide who's most important? 

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Darkness Savage by Rachel A. Marks Release Blitz/Excerpt


Happy release week to Darkness Savage by Rachel A. Marks! To celebrate this I have an excerpt from the book to share with you all. This is also the first post I have done after a few weeks away from blogging due to life becoming too busy to handle. So I'm excited to be sharing this! Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours.
  
Darkness Savage by Rachel A. Marks
Published by Skyscrape
Released 11th October 2016
Fantasy, Young Adult

The fate of humanity hangs in the balance as Aidan faces a crushing choice: give in to the demands of the forces of Darkness in order to save his sister, Ava, or fight on the side of good and risk losing her forever. With so much at stake and so little time, Aidan embarks on a mission to finish assembling a team of “Lights,” other teens whose special abilities are linked to his own.
Meanwhile, Rebecca discovers that she’s more than just a normal teen, and that the power awakening inside her may be stronger than she ever could have imagined. As the city plunges into chaos and Aidan doubts his plan of attack, Rebecca’s newfound gift may tip the balance in the wrong direction.
In this thrilling final installment of The Dark Cycle trilogy, will Aidan find the help he needs to release the world from Darkness’s grip? Or will he lose everything he’s been desperately trying to save, including his soul?

Friday, 7 October 2016

So I've started my MA.. (an update!)

Well, hello there! First of all I'd like to apologise for the lack of posts over the past few weeks, an explanation is coming but I just want you all to know that this lack of activity hasn't been intentional and I actually do feel pretty bad. I love running this blog and the fact that I haven't been able to post much recently is quite heartbreaking. 

Anyway, the past few weeks have been full of changes and because of this I have been very busy, like majorly busy. I have now moved in with James. I moved in with him two weeks ago and I have had to adjust to living in a new place. It has been a bit hard at times, but I am liking it so far and I like having a little bit of independence again. I have also started my new part time job. I was working at Morrisons as a Price Integrity Assistant. However, due to me moving away I left on 17th September. I was sad to leave but the girls I worked with got me a few leaving gifts and a card which I thought was really sweet. I now work as a Sales Assistant at WHSmiths in Westfield, Stratford in London. I work on the book department on a Saturday and tills on a Monday. I love being around books for my six hour shift on a Saturday it is amazing! Being around new book smell is so tantalising and makes me feel all warm and happy inside. My new colleagues all seem lovely too and I have managed to settle in well. The last thing is that I have now started my MA in Creative, Digital and Professional Writing at London Met. I am liking it so far, although it is going to be very intense and I know I am going to have a big work load. My classmates all seem nice and I am looking forward to getting stuck in more.

This post was meant to be a short and sweet post just to say that I haven't forgotten about this blog and that I will hopefully be up and posting again soon, I just need time to get into a new routine and get my life up and running again. Hope you all understand!


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Review: Wrecked by Maria Padian

Wrecked by Maria Padian
Published by Algonquin Young Readers
Released 4th October 2016
368 Pages
E-Book

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Everyone has heard a different version of what happened that night at MacCallum College. Haley was already in bed when her roommate, Jenny, arrived home shell-shocked from the wild Conundrum House party. Richard heard his housemate Jordan brag about the cute freshman he hooked up with. When Jenny formally accuses Jordan of rape, Haley and Richard find themselves pushed onto opposite sides of the school’s investigation. But conflicting interests fueling conflicting versions of the story may make bringing the truth to light nearly impossible--especially when reputations, relationships, and whole futures are riding on the verdict.

Maria Padian offers a kaleidoscopic view of a sexual assault on a college campus. Wrecked will leave readers thinking about how memory and identity, what’s at stake, and who sits in judgment shape what we all decide to believe about the truth.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Review: Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence

Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence
Published by Hodder
Released 2nd June 2016
448 Pages
Paperback

Sixteen year old Marlon has promised his widowed mum that he'll be good, and nothing like his gang-leader brother Andre. It's easy when you keep yourself to yourself, listening to your dead dad's Earth, Wind and Fire albums and watching sci-fi. But everything changes when Marlon's first date with the beautiful Sonya ends in tragedy; he becomes a hunted man and he has no idea why. With his dad dead and his brother helpless, Marlon has little choice but to enter Andre's old world of guns, knives and drug runs in order to uncover the truth and protect those close to him. It's time to fight to be the last man standing.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Bands I Loved as a Teenager


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is audio week and I thought I'd share with you the bands I loved when I was a teenager. When I was a teenager I went through an 'emo' stage and for that reasons most of the bands on this list will be from that genre. Some of these bands I still love to listen to however. You have been warned!

Monday, 19 September 2016

Review: A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart
Published by Sphere
Released 1st September 2016
400 Pages
E-Book

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Meet thirtysomething dad, Alex
He loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn't understand him. Something has to change. And he needs to start with himself.
Meet eight-year-old Sam
Beautiful, surprising, autistic. To him the world is a puzzle he can't solve on his own.
But when Sam starts to play Minecraft, it opens up a place where Alex and Sam begin to rediscover both themselves and each other . . .
Can one fragmented family put themselves back together, one piece at a time?
Inspired by the author's experiences with his own son, A Boy Made of Blocks is an astonishingly authentic story of love, family and autism.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Red Winter by Annette Marie: First Look Celebration!


Happy Thursday! It's been a busy week on Amy's Bookish Life this week and it gets even better today as I am sharing with you a first look at Red Winter by Annette Marie! I have an excerpt to share and I really hope you enjoy it! The book isn't released until 21st October so this is a real treat! Thank you to Barclay Publicity for arranging this.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Review: Big Magic - Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert


Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Published by Bloomsbury
Released 22nd September 2015
276 Pages
Hardback

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work,  embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

French Fries with a Side of Guys by Rebekah L. Purdy / Blog Tour with Excerpt and Giveaway

Today I am taking part in the Blog Tour for French Fries with a Side of Guys by Rebekah L. Purdy thanks to the guys at Enchanted Book Promotions. The book is actually released today and I have an exclusive excerpt and a giveaway to share with you! If you love YA Romance/Contemporary then this may be right up your street!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Dawn of the Vie by Laura Diamond: Cover Reveal

Today, thanks to the people at Xpresso Book Tours, I am able to reveal to you the cover for Dawn of the Vie by Laura Diamond. The book is the first book in the Immortal Aliens series and is set to be a good one! I am excited to be sharing this with you, and I hope by seeing the cover it entices you to look into the book! So here's the cover...

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite YA Contemporary Books


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is 'all time favourite books from X genre'. So with that in mind I have decided to share my favourite books from the YA Contemporary Genre. I do love books with realism, I feel that I can relate to them more and also I adore YA fiction so its a win win situation! As always this list is in no particular order.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Love is a Four-Legged Word Sample Book!

Happy Monday! I am very excited as I have a treat to share with you, my lovely blog readers! Today I am going to sharing the sample book of Love is a Four-Legged Word by Michelle Gorman. The sample book includes the first five chapters of the book which isn't released until 13th October! The only way you can get this preview is by looking on book blogs, such as mine, as the author isn't even releasing the sample book publicly until 24th September! Before I share how you access the sample, however, I'll share with you the synopsis and a few quotes just to give you an idea of what the book is all about. 

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Review: First Comes Love by Emily Giffin


First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
Published by Hodder & Stoughton
Released 22nd September 2016
351 Pages
Paperback

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.

What happens when love, marriage and children don't come in the expected order?

Fifteen years after the tragic death of their older brother splintered Josie and Meredith's already fragile relationship, the two sisters are following very different paths.

Hardworking, reserved Meredith thought she'd done it all the right way round - married the perfect man, had the perfect daughter - but now she's wondering if she got the love part wrong.

Impulsive and spirited Josie has been single for years. She wants a child so much that she's preparing to head straight for the baby carriage all on her own.

As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and secrets from the past surface, Josie and Meredith must come to terms with their own choices. Perhaps they'll find that they need each other more than they know..
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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite TV Shows


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is TV week, so for that I am going to list my favourite TV Shows. I don't talk about TV at all on Amy's Bookish Life so hopefully this will give you an understanding of the sort of TV that I watch!


Saturday, 3 September 2016

Review: The Missing Wife by Shelia O'Flanagan


The Missing Wife by Shelia O'Flanagan
Published by Headline Review
Released 16th June 2016
480 Pages
Hardback

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.

Have you ever wanted to disappear? 

When Imogen Naughton vanishes, everyone who knows her is shocked. She has a perfect marriage. Her handsome husband treats her like a princess. She's always said how lucky she is. So why has she left? And how will she survive without Vince?

What goes on behind closed doors is often a surprise, and Imogen surprises herself by taking the leap she knows she must. But as she begins her journey to find the woman she once was, Imogen's past is right behind her...

Will it catch up with her? And will she be ready to face it if it does?

August Wrap Up


Hello September! I honestly can't believe that its September already and soon Autumn will be on its way - time for jumpers, halloween, dark nights, snuggling up under the duvet and the gorgeous colours that autumn brings! I am looking forward to this month but first lets take a look back at what I got up to in August shall we?

Friday, 2 September 2016

The Retreat by Kelly St. Clare Release Blitz / Author Interview


Happy release week to The Retreat by Kelly St. Clare. As a treat I have an exclusive interview with the author herself to share with you in celebration of the release! Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for setting this up.


The Retreat by Kelly St. Clare
Released 30th August 2016
Sci Fi/Young Adult

Earth is ruined. Humankind destroyed. And it’s old news.

Romy’s life is simple—for a genetically enhanced space soldier; pick up space junk with her four friends, and stave off the invaders fixated on stealing Planet Earth.

It isn’t much. But it’s temporary—only another 850 years to go, give or take.

When her crew tangles with a gulp-worthy alien mothership, Romy’s return to Earth is brought forwards at hurtling pace.

Strength comes from the unlikeliest of quarters.

As does leadership.
…As does betrayal.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Set in School


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks topic is a back to school freebie week so I am going to share with you my favourite books that have a school setting entirely or in parts of the story. 

Monday, 29 August 2016

Musing Mondays / 29th August


Hosted by Books and a BeatMusing Monday's is a weekly meme where you answer one of the of the following questions and then a random one.

  • I'm currently reading
  • Up next I think I'll read
  • I brought the following book(s) in the past week
  • I'm super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish news)
  • I'm really upset by (book/author/bookish news)
  • I can't wait to get a copy of..
  • I wish I could read ___ but..
  • I blogged about ___ this past week..

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Review: A Step Towards Falling by Cammie McGovern

A Step Towards Falling by Cammie McGovern
Published by Macmillan Children's Books
Released 11th August 2016
304 Pages
E-Book

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

'Neither of us is exactly living the dream. But we're living something and that's more than either of us expected this year.'

In A Step Towards Falling, Cammie McGovern tells a poignant, compelling story of not judging people on appearances and knowing how to fix the things you've broken.

Emily has always been the kind of girl who tries to do the right thing - until one night when she does the worst thing possible. She sees Belinda, a classmate with developmental disabilities, being attacked. Inexplicably, she does nothing at all.

Belinda, however, manages to save herself. When their high school finds out what happened, Emily and Lucas, a football player who was also there that night, are required to perform community service at a centre for disabled people. Soon, Lucas and Emily begin to feel like maybe they're starting to make a real difference. Like they would be able to do the right thing if they could do that night all over again. But can they do anything that will actually help the one person they hurt the most?

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Review: The House in Quill Court by Charlotte Betts / Blog Tour


The House in Quill Court by Charlotte Betts
Published by Piatkus @ Little Brown Book Group
Released 25th August 2016
383 Pages
E-Book

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review and for also allowing me to take part in this blog tour.

1813. Venetia Lovell lives by the sea in Kent with her pretty, frivolous mother and idle younger brother. Venetia's father, Theo, is an interior decorator to the rich and frequently travels away from home, leaving his sensible and artistic daughter to look after the family. Venetia designs paper hangings and she and her father often daydream about having an imaginary shop where they would display the highest quality furniture, fabrics and art to his clients.
When a handsome but antagonistic stranger, Jack Chamberlaine, arrives at the Lovell's cottage just before Christmas bringing terrible news, Venetia's world is turned upside-down and the family have no option but to move to London, to the House in Quill Court and begin a new life. Here, Venetia's courage and creativity are tested to breaking point, and she discovers a love far greater than she could have ever imagined . . .

Monday, 22 August 2016

Musing Monday's / 22nd August


Hosted by Books and a Beat. Musing Monday's is a weekly meme where you answer on the of the following questions and then a random one.

  • I'm currently reading
  • Up next I think I'll read
  • I brought the following book(s) in the past week
  • I'm super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish news)
  • I'm really upset by (book/author/bookish news)
  • I can't wait to get a copy of..
  • I wish I could read ___ but..
  • I blogged about ___ this past week..

Saturday, 20 August 2016

University Checklist / Tips


So it's getting to that time of year where a lot of you will be off to University ready to start studying in a different city/town quite far away or maybe in a place near to you. Either way you are going to be excited but also nervous. As I have been and done University (and I am going back in September to do my MA) I thought I would write a little checklist and give some tips for those of you who are going. I will split the list into little sections just to make it easier to you to look at and read. I really hope this is beneficial! 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Chelsey Krause Guest Post: All Shook Up Release Blitz


To celebrate the release of her novel 'All Shook Up', I have a special guest post from author Chelsey Krause to share with you all. The post is all about how music from 40's and 50's inspired Chelsey when writing this book. Thanks to Barclay Publicity for setting this up! 

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set in Britain

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks topic is 'Books with X Setting'. I have decided to do my Top Ten books set in Britain. I am British and I have noticed that I don't read many books set here, so when I do it's always good! 

Monday, 15 August 2016

Defective by B. Austin: Release Blitz with Excerpt and Giveaway


Happy release week to Defective by B.Austin! To celebrate I have an exclusive excerpt to share a giveaway to win an Amazon giftcard. Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for setting this up!

Defective by B. Austin (Outcast, #1) 
Released: August 13th 2016
Dystopian/Young Adult


In a society where rebels are unwanted, the Outcasts have their own underground world.
What type of society applies the word Defective to healthy young humans?
IT IS ALMOST A PERFECT WORLD. One government rules earth—the Commonwealth and one people—the Commoners. The pure society of the Commonwealth has but one contamination, the 1%, the Outcasts—rebellious kids and young adults who for some puzzling reason cannot or will not conform.
When Dante’s girlfriend vanishes like thousands of other Outcasts before her, he enlists the aid of friends to find her. They discover the shocking secret of what extreme the Commonwealth of Earth will go to ensure that Outcasts reform and obey the rules!