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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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!



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.


Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indie Bound

STARFALL (book 2)

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indie Bound

Happy reading!


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

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

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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2017 Bookish Goals

  • write a review for every book read
  • start a new book every Monday (52 book goal)
    • stretch goal: complete Beat the Backlist (82 books)
  • create 12 #PirateDustAdventure challenges
  • weekly book photos sessions
  • post daily to bookstagram
  • post weekly to the blog
  • Shut off social media/work at or before 10:30pm
  • minimum monthly reads (can overlap):
    • one diverse book
    • one book published in 2017
    • one book I own (not library)
    • both Bibliophile Academy picks
    • the new Owlcrate book





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Bout of Books 18


It’s back! (Also, I’m back. Hi!!!! I’ve got about ten blog post lined up and ready to go!)

Now, I didn’t get much reading done during Bout of Books 17, but I’m back and ready to roll. Or, read. Here’s the official blurb:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Bout of Books 18

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