Kingdom Above The Clouds Blog Tour and Review

Book Title- Kingdom Above the Cloud

Author- Maggie Platt

Release Date: April 17th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Rating- 4 cupcakes

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What if the nine Fruit of the Spirit and the Seven Deadly Sins were locked in a battle for control?

Abandoned as infants, Tovi and her twin brother were raised by an eclectic tribe of warm, kind people in a treehouse village in the valley. After her brother’s sudden disappearance Tovi questions her life and her faith in an invisible King. Ignoring her best friend Silas’ advice, she decides to search for her brother in the kingdom on top of the mountain.

Above the cloud, the Council of Masters receives their orders. Tovi and her brother are the objectives. King Damien has a plan and Tovi is the key. The Council of Masters want her, but will she remain unscathed?

Amidst the glamour of the kingdom above the cloud Tovi is torn between her own dark desires and unanswered questions. It starts with a snake and a crown. When the ring is complete, will her life be over?

When starting this book I did notice that it took at least 1-3 chapters for the story to fully grab my attention- though it had a late start for me I found the character building to be amazing. The characters are all solid and realized as is the story itself.

Tovi really grabbed me with her need to learn more about herself as well as her twin brother. Her story filled with test and symbolisms of faith- I quickly become invested in the story and the journey of the characters as they discovered themselves and the author continued to build a world so realistic to me it jumped off the pages.

This is not a light read but rather one of those books that leaves you questioning yourself and your actions as well as those around you. It is a welcomed escaped from the world that is happening today. I strongly recommend this read for anyone looking for more than just a book.

Maggie Platt is a writer, traveler, cancer survivor, and dreamer. Her greatest joys are being Auntie Mto her amazing nieces and nephew and sitting with students and friends over cups of coffee anddeep conversations. She works at her alma mater, Anderson University in Indiana, and she lives in acozy little cottage nearby where students come to sit on her couch just to laugh, cry, and talk aboutlife

You Are Not Alone

When all this all first started we thought we would be inside for two weeks and everything was going to be okay. Now 3 months later we are still home, scared and toilet paperless. The days are beginning to blend into one another and anxiety is at a all time high. We as bookworms have adapted and some have tackled their tbrs. Some have reorganized their book cases and such.

However some of us are having a very difficult time and it is important to know that you are never alone- I promise I am not following you.. We may not be in the same boat or dingy but we will face this storm together. I have always been transparent when it comes to my anxiety and depression. Through a lot self love and professional help I have been able to manage for the most part but lately its been so hard.

I personally have auto immune disorders and am currently still working. Finances are not the best as I am the only person in my household working. I have to admit that I myself am having a tough time dealing with this all and often find myself shutting down. I sometimes lack the energy to do anything including reading. Some days are better than others but some days… some days are the worst. I don’t have many IRL friends that I can turn to or reach out to and because of this I wanted to start a sort of support group for those of us that are struggling. I also wanted to list a couple of online resources should you need someone professional to reach out to. It is important to remember that you are not alone- nor are you broken or less then, your feelings are valid- all of them.

Mental Health – is a governmental run site with many resources including contact information for health professionals in your area.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/

SAMHSA– Is the National Helpline for Substance Abuse and Mental Health. If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse this is a great resource to find treatment. There is also a hotline should you need a friendly voice to talk to.

https://www.samhsa.gov/

Turn2Me- Hosts free online support groups for anxiety, depression, stress management, suicidal thoughts and feelings, and a lot more.

https://turn2me.ie/

7 Cups of Tea– is one of the best places to find free one one one online support. Seven Cups of Tea offers support from peers, trained volunteers, and paid professionals.

https://www.7cups.com/

The future is so unclear and the times so uncertain but I think if we take care of one another and continue to do so once this is all over. In a world full of darkness and chaos I think we should be the light and love that help it all fade away. Should you ever need someone to talk to about anything at all my email is EatingBetweenthelinesinc@gmail.com and my insta handle is @_ebl_inc_ – Remember you are not alone and we can get through this together.

 

 

AN UNSUITABLE LADY FOR A LORD Blog Tour

AN UNSUITABLE LADY FOR A LORD Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the AN UNSUITABLE LADY FOR A LORD by Cathleen Ross Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:

Title: AN UNSUITABLE LADY FOR A LORD (Scottish Lords and Ladies #1)

Author: Cathleen Ross

Pub. Date: April 13, 2020

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 210

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, KindleB&NiBooks, Kobo

Lord Aaron Lyle has one hell of a choice: a bankrupt dukedom, or marriage to some simpering society miss so his spendthrift father can get his hands on her huge dowry. He won’t do it. He has a reputation to maintain, and besides, he’d rather run naked through the streets of London than marry anyone at all. Surely, there must be a third option.

Then Lady Crystal Wilding walks into his life, a bluestocking, full of subversive thoughts, who hates the notion of marriage even more than he does. He is intrigued…and, suddenly, he has an idea. He invites the totally unsuitable lady home on the pretext of presenting her as a possible match…but in truth, Aaron has something far more pleasurable in mind. For her part, Lady Crystal has her own reasons for going along with his harebrained scheme.

Imagine their shock when his highly proper family loves her and starts planning the wedding. Good lord. Now what?

Book Dream cast.

Sam Heughan will always get my vote for a hero for An Unsuitable Lady for a Lord.

Anya Taylor-Joy who was the actress in Emma would suit my Lady Crystal Wilding.

About Cathleen:

Cathleen Ross is a quirky writer who lives on Sydney Harbor with her husband, daughter and very loved dog, Denzel. As an English teacher and editor, she has always surrounded herself with books. When she’s not giving psychic predictions for her family and friends, she’s writing romances where her heroines always get their man. She’s a multi-award-winning author who regularly hits the Amazon best-seller lists.

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1 winner will receive a $15 Amazon GC, International.

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Tour Schedule:

4/13/2020 Twirling Book Princess Excerpt
4/13/2020 Mythical Books Guest Post
4/13/2020 eating between the lines inc Guest Post
4/14/2020 A Gingerly Review Excerpt
4/14/2020 momfluenster Excerpt
4/14/2020 Reese’s Reviews Review
4/14/2020 The Book Junkie Reads . . . Guest Post
4/15/2020 Sweet Things Guest Post
4/15/2020 Locks, Hooks and Books Guest Post
4/15/2020 Down The Rabbit Hole Review
4/15/2020 Jazzy Book Reviews Excerpt
4/16/2020 Love in a time of Feminism Review
4/16/2020 Becky on Books Review
4/16/2020 A Dream Within A Dream Review
4/16/2020 Two Chicks on Books Interview
4/17/2020 Journey in Bookland Review
4/17/2020 Lilly’s Book World Review
4/17/2020 BookHounds Interview

A Whole Lot Of Trouble Spotlight

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the A WHOLE LOTTA TROUBLE by Lea Hart Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book: Title: A WHOLE LOTTA TROUBLE Author: Lea Hart Pub. Date: April 13, 2020 Publisher: Entangled: Brazen Formats: Paperback, eBook Pages: 150 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo

Rick Blakely is enjoying being back on the family’s Texan ranch. After ten years in the Navy SEALs—and another working through the damage they caused—he’s grateful his days are no longer filled with chaos and danger. His peace and quiet ends the second the new vet pulls up to the ranch. Emily Conner has driven him up a wall since grade school, and their fights are legendary in these parts. Fate must be laughing at his expense—something he’ll be discussing with the man upstairs just as soon as he can tear his eyes away from Em’s very fine ass…

When Emily agreed to go out to the Blakely Ranch, she prayed fervently that her former nemesis was: A) not in residence, B) mute, or C) ugly as sin. Rick, of course, is none of these things, and she’s torn between wanting to throttle him and tear off his clothes to see whether what’s underneath is just as hot. Which will not happen. The man is nothing but trouble. The town is taking bets. Rick and Em are either going to end up in jail or in bed. Likely both. How many bottles of tequila, visits from the sheriff, and family meddling it takes to get there is a whole other question…

Check out Chapter 1 here! Book Trailer:

About Lea: I live in Southern California and write stories about sassy, smart women and the alpha men who fall for them. When I’m not writing, I take care of my daughter and try to take long walks. I believe in the power of a big glass of wine, the right pair of shoes, and a large dose of sarcasm.

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Tour Schedule: 4/13/2020 Mythical Books Excerpt 4/13/2020 Becky on Books Excerpt 4/13/2020 A Gingerly Review Excerpt 4/13/2020 eating between the lines inc Spotlight 4/14/2020 Love in a time of Feminism Excerpt 4/14/2020 DJREADSBOOKS Excerpt 4/14/2020 momfluenster Guest Post 4/15/2020 TMBA Corbett Tries to Write Excerpt 4/15/2020 The Book Junkie Reads . . . Guest Post 4/15/2020 Lilly’s Book World Excerpt 4/16/2020 Down The Rabbit Hole Guest Post 4/16/2020 A Dream Within A Dream Excerpt 4/16/2020 BookHounds Interview 4/17/2020 Lisa Loves Literature Excerpt 4/17/2020 Two Chicks on Books Interview 4/17/2020 Books_andPoetrii Excerpt

Arrowheart by Rebecca Skye Blog Tour and Review

Title: ARROWHEART

Author: Rebecca Sky

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Kiss the boys and make them cry…


The gods are gone. 

The people have forgotten them. 

But sixteen-year-old Rachel Patel can’t forget – the gods control her life, or more specifically, her love life.


Being a Hedoness, one of a strong group of women descended from Greek God Eros, makes true love impossible for Rachel. She wields the power of that magical golden arrow, and with it, the promise to take the will of any boy she kisses. But the last thing Rachel wants is to force someone to love her . . .


When seventeen-year-old Benjamin Blake’s disappearance links back to the Hedonesses, Rachel’s world collides with his, and her biggest fear becomes a terrifying reality. She’s falling for him – a messy, magnetic, arrow-over-feet type of fall.


Rachel distances herself, struggling to resist the growing attraction, but when he gives up his dream to help her evade arrest, distance becomes an insurmountable task. With the police hot on their trail, Rachel soon realizes there are darker forces hunting them – a group of mortals recruited by the gods who will stop at nothing to preserve the power of the Hedonesses – not to mention Eros himself, who is desperate to reverse the curse . . .


Rachel must learn to do what no Hedoness has done before – to resist her gift – or she’ll turn the person she’s grown to love into a shadow of himself … for ever.

Rachel Pattel isn’t your typical New York City teen. While other teens are worried about parties and what to wear Rachel is at war with who she is. She has the power to make any boy love her with one simple kiss and make them do her bidding however Rachel doesn’t want gift. She much rather be a normal girl with normal girl problems.

Rachel just wants to graduate high school and become a social worker and help kids who need it. Victims of neglect as she can relate to them. She doesn’t need her so called gift and would much rather pretend it doesn’t exist. Apparently the gods have something completely different in mind for her and her family.
Rebecca  Skye is able to call up the powers of the hedoness she writes of and make readers instantly fall for her and her words. I found Arrowheart not only original but amazingly addictive. From page one I was sucked in and it was almost like I was struck by Eros arrow.
Skye is able to fuse the real world and that of myths so effortlessly and create a world of love, teenage angst and magic that will leave you wanting more. The characters are well thought out and not only compliment each other but also the story itself making it all that much more magical.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a little love and laughter! It was love at first page turn for me!

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win an Owlcrate Book Subscription Box.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/16/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview

7/16/2018- Writer of Wrongs– Excerpt

 

7/17/2018- CoffeeCocktailsandBooks Blog– Review

7/17/2018- For the Love of KidLit– Guest Post

 

7/18/2018- Do You Dog-ear?– Review

7/18/2018- Fall Into Books– Excerpt

 

7/19/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

7/19/2018- The Cover Contessa– Interview

 

7/20/2018- Wonder Struck– Review

7/20/2018- The Cozy Reading Corner– Guest Post

 

Week Two:

7/23/2018- Lauren is Reading– Review

7/23/2018- Rhythmicbooktrovert– Review

 

7/24/2018- Nerdophiles– Review

7/24/2018- Christen Krumm– Interview

 

7/25/2018- The Heart of a Book Blogger– Review

7/25/2018- Book-o-Craze– Review

 

After graduating high-school, Rebecca Sky set out on a five-year, 24 Country exploration to find herself. She slept in a hammock in the Amazon Jungle, skinny-dipped off the West African Coast, ate balut and climbed the chocolate hills in the Philippines, and fell in love in Cuba (then again in Brazil, and a final time to a Rocker from Canada). Rebecca returned home to the West Coast captivated by the world and ready for another adventure.

So she did what every wanderer does when standing still—began writing. Her work has since garnered over 20 million reads on Wattpad, and she’s had the opportunity to partner with some really great brands. She was featured in The New York Times and The Boston Globe, (check out those articles here). Her debut Arrowheart, book one in THE LOVE CURSE series is published by Hodder Children’s Books a division of Hachette Book Group.

Six Feet Under by Whitney Barbetti Book Review

Six Feet Under (Mad Love Duet Book 1) by [Barbetti, Whitney]

Title- Six Feet Under

Author- Whitney Barbetti

Genre- Romance

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Six wasn’t the hero I needed.

But he was the man I wanted.

And it was my selfish craving, the desire to own him, that would be our undoing.

No one tells you that love is a disease. An infection that tears your heart apart, leaving you half the person you were before. A malady that leaves open wounds. An invisible disorder tracing scars in the places you couldn’t see if you weren’t looking for them.

I was sick, but love didn’t heal me.

Instead, it festered in my marrow, and drove me to unforgivable mistakes.

Six was my first mistake, but he wouldn’t be the last.

Six Feet Under is the first book in the Mad Love duet. Its sequel, Pieces of Eight will release May 9, 2018. If you’ve struggled with mental illness, self-harm, alcoholism, or drug use this story may be triggering for you. If you are still recovering or are susceptible to relapsing, please reconsider reading.

 

 

Have you ever fallen down a rabbit hole? You know the kind that you can.t seem to get out of but kind of don’t want to get out of because it feels like home? That is how I felt reading this novel. Barbetti is able to create a story that is sad and reckless and so addicting that you find yourself falling unbeknownst to you. You take a glance at the clock knowing that you shouldn’t only to realize that it is well past your bedtime and maybe time to put your book down but you can’t because Mira and Six have their hooks in you and need to know what will happen next. You need to know where this Mad Love will go and if it will heal anyone.

I can honestly say that I have never in my life felt so much for a character like I did with Mira. She is chaos, darkness and jagged but once you get past that and read on you realize that she is broken and through the cracks you can see she is light, strength, intelligence and yes beautifully imperfect. I told the author (yes I messaged her because she needed to know how big of an impact this story made on me) that we all have a little Mira in all of us. No one is truly one piece we all have been broken at some point and while we have been put together those cracks and missing pieces are what makes us.

Six, what can I say about Six? He is Mira’s Yang- yes he is the opposite of her but he also has some darkness in him. He is broken in his own ways and you don’t quite see it at first but just as much as Mira needs Six to weather the storm Six needs Mira to see the rainbow. Six may need be that swoony knight in shining armor of a book boyfriend but make no mistake that this man is everything you could ask for and never knew you needed.

Barbetti is able to write in such a way that you feel every word that you read. You feel pain, you feel love and you feel incomplete when you turn that last page because you know the story isnt over and you need to see it through.

Normally when reading a series or a duet I like to take a break and maybe pick up another book in between but not with Six Feet Under- I found myself downloading Pieces of Eight at 3 in the morning because I needed to know what becomes of Mira and Six.

If you are looking for a cookie cutter love story that makes you swoon with all the romance with in the pages this story is not for you however if you are looking for a love story that is realistic, dark and meaningful look no further. If you can find beauty in chaos this is the story for you.

I know this review may seem vague but that is because I do not want to spoil this book for you in any way because like Mira it is dark and chaos but also light and beauty and truly everything.

 

Whitney Barbetti writes character-driven contemporary and new adult romance novels, heavy on the emotional connection. Thanks to her passion for mental health awareness, she often writes characters who suffer from some type of mental illness, in an effort to help people understand them better and to rid the stigma that surrounds those who live bravely despite their struggles.

As a Navy brat, Whitney grew up all over the country, from California to Colorado and up and down the eastern United States. She currently resides in the western United States with her husband, two children, and two ridiculous cats.

 

 

 

Not For Me by Kat De Falla Blog Tour

Title: NOT FOR ME (The Windy City Chronicles Book 1) 

Author: Kat de Falla 

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Manda Wolfgram is a struggling literary agent who is looking for the perfect manuscript to land in her lap and the perfect man to land in her bed. When the sixth-floor hottie finally asks her out, she gets more than she bargained for. How can a girl wrap her brain around a Shakespearean actor who writes erotica?

Harry Sackes leads a double life: making a career as an author by day and dipping into the dark underworld of criminals at night. The moment he sees Manda in his twin brother’s arms, his whole life becomes his personal Shakespearean trag-comedy of mistaken identity and unrequited love in this fast-paced chick lit romance.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/11/2018- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

6/11/2018- To Be Read– Review

6/12/2018- Don’t Judge, Read– Review

6/12/2018- Eating Between the Lines Inc– Spotlight

6/13/2018- The BookWorm Drinketh– Review

6/13/2018- Mythical Books– Guest Post

6/14/2018- The Layaway Dragon– Spotlight

6/14/2018- FUONLYKNEW– Spotlight

6/15/2018- The Book Girl– Review

6/15/2018- Lisa Loves Literature– Interview

 

Week Two:

6/18/2018- TheHufflepuffNerdette– Review

6/18/2018- Love in a time of Feminism– Excerpt

6/19/2018- BookHounds YA– Review

6/19/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Excerpt

6/20/2018- Wonder Struck Spotlight

6/20/2018- A Gingerly Review– Excerpt

6/21/2018- Sweet Southern Home– Excerpt

6/21/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Interview

6/22/2018- Books a Plenty Book Reviews– Spotlight

6/22/2018- Parajunkee– Excerpt

Kat was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she learned to roller skate, ride a banana seat bike, and love Shakespeare. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and is happily employed as a retail pharmacist. She is married to her soul mate, composer Lee de Falla and raising four kids together ala the Brady Bunch. The Seer’s Lover was Kat’s first book and she is working feverishly on four different series at the moment!

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Kat is so much an extravert that she has come full circle and enjoys her alone time as much as her social adventures. Connect with Kat (who does indeed love cats!)

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