The 2017 #SerendipiTEAtour with Amber R. Duell

I am so excited to share with you this stop on the SerendipiTEA Tour, in which 2017 debut authors have created tea based on their debut novel!
Now hold on to your hats, friends. We’re not talking about a hypothetical, “Oh, I wish my tea was like….” No, no, no. This is real life, actual tea that has been created for each book in the tour. And even better – you can win it!
(But only after you read all about Amber R Duell’s debut novel Fragile Chaos. Here we go!)

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Books That Cured My Winter Blues

Oh, my goodness gracious! Where did I go?

Honestly, I have no idea. Apparently I needed to go on an unannounced, unintentional hiatus for a month and a half. But I’m back now, friends!

As an update, I would love to type up every review I missed. And that’s…. a lot. Since I posted my Pride and Prejudice review, I’ve read twenty-three books. No, seriously. 23! I’ll make a list of them at the end of this post. Actually, I’ll make a list of ALL of my winter reads, since that’s what this post is about.

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A winter post! A book in the snow!

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STARFALL Launch Blitz

Hi, booklovers!

I’m author Melissa Landers, and I’m so excited to launch STARFALL, the second and final book in my Starflight duology! This story picks up shortly after the first book ends, but now Cassia and Kane are the main characters, with Doran, Solara, and the rest of the Banshee crew pitching in to help take down an intergalactic mafia. (You know, just an ordinary day in space.) And while saying goodbye to characters is never easy, I think I gave the crew a proper sendoff with plenty of humor, heart, and action. I hope you love STARFALL as much as I do!

Haven’t read the first book? You’re in luck, because for a limited time, Starflight is on sale for 99 cents in all e-formats. Now you can binge read the entire duology in one sitting!

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If you love sci-fi adventure with a dash of romance, I hope you’ll pick up the Starflight duology today. Starflight and Starfall are both available in stores and online.

STARFLIGHT (book 1)

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indie Bound

STARFALL (book 2)

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indie Bound

Happy reading!

 

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Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.” For more information or just to say hello, visit http://www.melissa-landers.com.

Praise for Starflight:

“Smart, action-packed and utterly addictive!” –New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman

Starflight has the cinematic appeal, warp-speed action and unlikely heroes of Star Wars.” –Justine Magazine

“A lively tale of romance, space pirates, conspiracy, and made (as opposed to genetic) families.” –Booklist

“A great choice for fans of raw sci-fi action, reminiscent of the lawlessness presented in the television series Firefly.” –School Library Journal

Nowhere to Hide for Todd Hewitt

In The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, Todd, Viola, and Manchee are running and running and running and…. running some more. From an army. A massive army. Out to get them.

My friend Steph introduced me to the band Mermaid Kiss, and their song Nowhere to Hide is perfect for this running away from an army scenario:


What are you currently reading? What songs would you much up with it? Share the link to your post below. If you’re on twitter, use the #BookishMusicals tag!

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Pride and Prejudice

Ew. “Poetry is the food of love”

*insert massive eye roll*

Wait, wait… That’s not why we’re here? Oh, okay. Fine. I guess I’ll refrain from laughing at the language and romancing of the early 1800s.


Pride and Prejudice is my first Jane Austen novel. My friends have been hounding me for years to read the thing (since I refuse to watch the thing when I haven’t read the thing) and I finally obliged.

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Emojis Are Taking Over February!

February’s here! And while I’m all about the pastel colors and glitter taking over the world, I get a bit annoyed with all the lovey-dovey stuff. (Though the puns on kid’s Valentine’s get me smiling every time).

I was ECSTATIC to find out about two totally different emoji challenges on two totally different platforms. It’s all the cute and all the fun, with none of the emphasis on romance novels. I’m so here for this!

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