Sunday, December 13, 2015

Blog Tour: Mistletoe and Mr. Right

Today we're featuring a new Holiday Book, Mistletoe and Mr. Right and author Lyla's top 10 Holiday songs.

In Mistletoe and Mr Right, Jessica takes a flying leap and follows her boyfriend home for the holidays for Christmas break, sure that Ireland will provide the perfect backdrop to the beginning of their happily ever after. But it turns out his family – and his gorgeous ex-girlfriend – don’t feel the same way, and the only person making the trip worthwhile is a hot local, who has a way of showing up when Jessica needs him most ... and least.

The holiday high jinks continue in Sleigh Bells and Second Chances, when Jessica’s best friend makes her own way across the pond! Christina Lake does not want to be away at Christmas, but she has an intern job as publicist for London’s hottest band at their last-minute concert on Christmas Eve ... even though she had a fling with Cary, the band’s lead singer, that never officially ended. Now forced to reconnect, Christina is starting to think that maybe London is exactly where she’s supposed to be to get the perfect New Year’s kiss – at least until she finds out that he’s been lying the whole time. Can Cary find a way to prove himself before the clock strikes twelve? Or will the New Year ring in a new romance?

Lyla Payne wraps up two perfect holiday novellas, ties them with a ribbon of romance, and tops them with a light dusting of snow. Perfect to curl up with under the tree. Just add hot cocoa!

Lyla Payne is the USA Today bestselling author of the Whitman University series, the Lowcountry Ghost books, and the holiday novella Mistletoe and Mr. Right. She graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in film but no desire to tackle Hollywood, and made it through three quarters of an M.A. in ancient history before writing took over. She lives in the Midwest with her two dogs, two cats, and the characters in her head. Find her online at and on Twitter: @Lyla_Payne.
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The Fun Stuff!

Lyla's Top 10 favorite Holiday Songs
10. The Christmas Song
9. The First Noel
8. Slow as Christmas (Clint Black)
7. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (No matter how wrong, you have to love it)
6. Oh Holy Night
5. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays (yes, by N’Sync)
4. All I Want for Christmas is You (Mariah Carey)
3. Silent Night
2. Oh Come, All Ye Faithful (Check out the one Josh Groban does with Faith Hill – wowzers!)
1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Christina Aguilera’s version is one of my favorites, along with Bing Crosbys!)

Tour Schedule:
12/14: Resch Reads & Reviews - Review

Giveaway Time!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Blog Tour: The Trouble with Destiny

Today we have a special feature with Lauren Morrill, Author of The Trouble With Destiny. The Trouble with Destiny hit shelves on December 8, 2015, and having already read it, I can tell you that it is the perfect light read that shows you how important the people around you are.

About the Book:

It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey...

With her trusty baton and six insanely organized clipboards, drum major Liza Sanders is about to take Destiny by storm—the boat, that is. When Liza discovered that her beloved band was losing funding, she found Destiny, a luxury cruise ship complete with pools, midnight chocolate buffets, and a $25,000 spring break talent show prize.

Liza can’t imagine senior year without the band, and nothing will distract her from achieving victory. She’s therefore not interested when her old camp crush, Lenny, shows up on board, looking shockingly hipster-hot. And she’s especially not interested in Russ, the probably-as-dumb-as-he-is-cute prankster jock whose ex, Demi, happens be Liza’s ex–best friend and leader of the Athenas, a show choir that’s the band’s greatest competition.

But it’s not going to be smooth sailing. After the Destiny breaks down, all of Liza’s best-laid plans start to go awry. Liza likes to think of herself as an expert at almost everything, but when it comes to love, she’s about to find herself lost at sea.


About the Author
Lauren Elizabeth Morrill is many things, including, but not limited to, a writer, an educator, a badass roller derby skater, a former band nerd, an aggressive driver, and a die-hard Mac person. She also watches a lot of TV, eats a lot of junk food, and drinks a lot of Coke. It's a wonder her brain and teeth haven't rotted out of her head.

Lauren is the author of Meant to Be, Being Sloane Jacobs, The Trouble With Destiny, and the forthcoming My Unscripted Life (October 2016), all from Random House. 

The Fun Stuff

I asked Lauren who the top 10 people you would want to be stranded on a boat with (people you know/celebrities). Liza is stranded on the boat with a combination of people who she likes and dislikes. Check out Lauren's list below!

1. Sarah Dessen, because she’d make you feel like it’s all going to be okay
2. Emery Lord, because you know she’d make you laugh
3. Libba Bray, because she’d tell the best stories
4. Mario Batali, because someone needs to keep us fed, and Mama likes pasta
5. Adele, because #squadgoals
6. Lauren Graham, so we could play Gilmore Girls pretend
7. Taylor Kitsch, so we could play Friday Night Lights pretend
8. Tina Fey, because more laughing
9. Mindy Kaling, because EVEN MORE LAUGHING
10. Amy Poehler, because YASSSS QUEEN 
  More fun stuff!
Did you not think we were going to do a giveaway?! Of course we were! One winner (US or Canada) will win a prize pack of signed copies of all Lauren's books and Swag!

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Check out the rest of the tour below!

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Monday, December 7, 2015


A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now-infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness LaRoux Industries' corruption. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were the only survivors of the Icarus shipwreck, forced to live a double life after their rescue.
Now, at the center of the galaxy on Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players in the fight against LRI.
Gideon Marchant is an underworld hacker known as the Knave of Hearts, ready to climb and abseil his way past the best security measures on the planet to expose LRI's atrocities. Sofia Quinn, charming con artist, can work her way into any stronghold without missing a beat. When a foiled attempt to infiltrate LRI Headquarters forces them into a fragile alliance, it's impossible to know who's playing whom--and whether they can ever learn to trust each other.
With their lives, loves, and loyalties at stake, only by joining forces with the Icarus survivors and Avon's protectors do they stand a chance of taking down the most powerful corporation in the galaxy---before LRI's secrets destroy them all.
The New York Times best-selling Starbound trilogy comes to a close with this dazzling final installment about the power of courage and hope in humanity's darkest hour.

Before you can any further, let me ask you a question:

Have you read These Broken Stars or This Shattered World yet?

If your answer is "no" please exit this blog immediately and purchase those two books.

Trust me, I'm doing you a favor.

If you have read those books and you're just curious about my thoughts on this amazing final book in the series, than you may proceed.

And, I will try to be as spoiler-free as I can, even if I want to gush as much as possible. Let's be honest, this review is all GUSH.


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