Author Interview and Giveaway: Jessica Pennington

Author Interview and Giveaway: Jessica Pennington

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington. It has been so much fun being part of this upbeat street team. I am so excited to share my interview with Jessica. This is a super sweet book that will surely be your next favourite beach read. Keep reading to find out Jessica’s responses to my interview questions, and enter the giveaway to win a signed hardcover of the book, along with a swag bag filled with a t-shirt, bookmark, stickers, and buttons. Continue reading

Blog Tour: Interview & Giveaway for These Vengeful Souls By Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas

Blog Tour: Interview & Giveaway for These Vengeful Souls By Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas

Welcome to my stop along the blog tour for These Vengeful Souls by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas! I have read the first book in the series and it was absolutely amazing. I am so excited to share this third instalment in the These Vicious Masks series. Keep reading to learn more about the book, and find out what Tarun and Kelly have to say about working with a co-author. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post for your chance to win your own copy of These Vengeful Souls.

Blog Tour: Interview & Giveaway for These Vengeful Souls By Tarun Shanker and Kelly ZekasTitle: These Vengeful Souls (These Vicious Masks #3)
Author: Tarun Shanker, Kelly Zekas
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: February 20, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

England, 1883. On the run with the grieving Sebastian Braddock, Evelyn wants two things: to be reunited with her friends, and to get revenge on the evil Captain Goode. Not only has he misused his and Sebastian’s powers to rack up a terrible death toll, but he’s also completely destroyed any hope of Evelyn or her friends regaining the life they once knew.

Evelyn is determined to make Captain Goode pay for what he’s done, but is her revenge worth risking the lives of Sebastian and her friends? Or is it better to flee the city and focus on staying alive? And with the Captain spreading lies about Sebastian in an attempt to flush them out of hiding and turn the populace against them, does she even have a choice at all?

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Blog Tour, Interview & Giveaway: The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz

Welcome to my stop on THE MIDNIGHT DANCE by Nikki Katz blog tour hosted by Xpresso Reads! I am really excited to share Nikki’s responses to my questions with you. This book is one that I am highly anticipating and I think the whole dance concept is amazing. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post to win a finished copy of the book!

The Midnight Dance
Nikki Katz
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: October 17th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

When the music stops, the dance begins.

Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep into the woods, the school is overseen by the mysterious and handsome young Master who keeps the girls ensconced in the estate – and in the only life Penny has never known.

But when flashes of memories, memories of a life very different from the one she thinks she’s been leading, start to appear, Penny begins to question the Grand Teatro and the motivations of the Master. With a kind and attractive kitchen boy, Cricket, at her side, Penny vows to escape the confines of her school and the strict rules that dictate every step she takes. But at every turn, the Master finds a way to stop her, and Penny must find a way to escape the school and uncover the secrets of her past before it’s too late.

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Blog Tour, ARC Review & Interview: Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn

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I am so thrilled to be a part of the Wesley James Ruined My Life blog tour, hosted by Raincoast Books. This is such a fun and summery book that is perfect for the beach. I had the opportunity to review the book and interview the author, Jennifer Honeybourn, so be sure to keep reading for her answer to my question!

31145064Title: Wesley James Ruined My Life
Author: Jennifer Honeybourn
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: July 18, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads): Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick’s having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend—until he ruined her life, that is.

So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn’s going to do is forgive and forget. She’s determined to remove him from her life and even the score all at once—by getting him fired.

But getting rid of Wesley isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. When Quinn finds herself falling for him, she has to decide what she wants more: to get even, or to just get over it.

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I have always been a fan of good old revenge stories, so Wesley James Ruined My Life instantly drew me in. It is all about a girl who is stuck working with an old friend, who became her enemy years ago. The medieval restaurant setting is so original, and the main character is a little obstinate but also compassionate. I really enjoyed this one, and it is perfect for the summer.

This book has such an entertaining plot. It is all about a girl who ends up working with her enemy, a boy who ruined her life. She vows to get revenge on him by getting him fired from the job, but finds herself falling for him. I love the enemies-to-lovers trope, and the way it plays out in this book is so adorable. Wesley and Quinn’s conversations are so amusing and real. This is such a cute and quick read that is perfect for those who enjoy a good revenge story and rekindled love.

I absolutely adored the setting in this story! The main characters work at a medieval restaurant called Tudor Tymes that is honestly so over-the-top. King Henry VIII thinks he has actual power over all the employees and really gets into his role. This place is so developed, and I would love to visit it if it were a real restaurant. I am always one for a unique and quirky setting, so I was thrilled to see Quinn taking on an unconventional waitressing job.

Quinn is such a stubborn main character. She holds a grudge against Wesley for all those years, even though I feel like she could have given him more of a chance. However, she makes up for it with her generosity. Quinn has always dreamed of going to London, and has been saving up to go there on a trip with the school band. She is so determined to make her dream a reality, but is willing to put it on hold in an instant to help her dad out. I loved the way she prioritizes others’ needs before her own… Except for Wesley’s.

Wesley James Ruined My Life is a cute contemporary about a girl trying to get revenge on the boy who she believes ruined her life. I enjoyed the medieval restaurant setting and the main character’s kindness. This is a perfect book for the summer, and I would recommend it to those looking for a fun read to take to the beach.


(CC): Your Goodreads profile states that you are a fan of “epic, happily-ever-after love stories.” Is there one in particular that inspired Wesley James Ruined My Life? What are some of your favourite love stories?

(JH): I am a sucker for a good love story, but there isn’t one story in particular that inspired WESLEY JAMES RUINED MY LIFE. I’m inspired by all of them! In terms of books, some of my favorites include Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Just One Day by Gayle Foreman, Slammed by Colleen Hoover, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett and Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.


15215579Jennifer Honeybourn works in corporate communications in Vancouver, British Columbia. She’s a fan of British accents, Broadway musicals, and epic, happily-ever-after love stories. If she could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, she’d have high tea with Walt Disney, JK Rowling, and her nana. She lives with her husband, daughter and cat in a house filled with books. WESLEY JAMES RUINED MY LIFE is her first novel. You can connect with Jennifer on Twitter.

Keep following along on the tour for even more reviews and interviews with Jennifer!