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Blog Tour: All I’ve Wanted, All I’ve Needed By A. E. Valdez [Excerpt + International Giveaway]

Perhaps it is just the monotony of staying indoors under lockdown in this pandemic, but lately I have been reading more and more contemporary romance novels. And All I’ve Wanted, All I’ve Needed by A. E. Valdez is one of those sweeping romances that’s been on my TBR list.

Blog Tour: All I've Wanted, All I've Needed By A. E. Valdez [Excerpt + International Giveaway]

Following the story of Harlow Shaw who believes in things that are meant to be and happily ever afters (ahem…sounds a lot like me if I am being honest), All I’ve Wanted, All I’ve Needed by A. E. Valdez is a beautiful story about new beginnings, and discovering what you really want out of life and going for it unapologetically.

Thank you so much Xpresso Book Tours for choosing me as a host for this tour! 💜

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Blog Tour: Other People’s Butterflies By Cora Ruskin [Excerpt + International Giveaway]

Lately I have been into reading a lot of Young Adult Contemporary novels, and Other People’s Butterflies by Cora Ruskin caught my eye. A story about failing to fit in, juicy gossip, making stupid mistakes, teen drama and learning to love yourself? Count me in.

Blog Tour: Other People's Butterflies

Thank you Xpresso Book Tours for having me as a tour host for this book. Read on below to get the synopsis for Other People’s Butterflies on GoodReads.

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Blog Tour: Battle Of The Bullies By Fenix Blue [Excerpt + Giveaway]

A story about three sisters in high school who are trying to survive bullying and overcoming their personal trauma? It’s not easy to explore such sensitive and important issues, but Fenix Blue does it masterfully in her novel Battle Of The Bullies. I am only half-way through my copy of the book, and I am absolutely in love with the Robertson sisters who have been through so much pain and still refuse to give in.

Blog Tour: Battle Of The Bullies By Fenix Blue

Thank you Rockstar Book Tours for choosing me as a tour host for this book. I can’t wait to share my full review once I am done reading. In the meantime, check out an exclusive sneak peak for Battle Of The Bullies by Fenix Blue below, and enter an exclusive international giveaway.

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Blog Tour: The Monster Keeps Me Safe By Kitty Thomas [$200 Grand Giveaway]

I am a HUGE fan of Kitty Thomas. I fell in love with her books ever since I picked up Comfort Food, which is honestly one of the most phenomenal books I have read on sexual slavery and Stockholm Syndrome. Normally, I stray far away from dark erotica or non-consensual romance, because I think it takes a lot of skill to handle such subjects without being insensitive to victims of abuse.

Blog Tour: The Monster Keeps Me Safe By Kitty Thomas [$200 Grand Giveaway]

But, you see, this is where Kitty Thomas shines. Most of her books are dark and gritty and quite disturbing, and although they all belong in the romance genre, she never actually romanticizes the abuse because she never excuses the actions of the abusers in her stories.

And that’s why I cannot wait to get my hands on The Monster Keeps Me Safe. It was previously published under the name Tabula Rasa, but the content remains the same; only the cover art and title has been changed. Thank you Xpresso Book Tours for having me as a tour host for this book.

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Book Tour + Blitz: Twin River High Series By Lynn Rush And Kelly Anne Blount

The Twin River High series has been on my to-be-read list for a while now. I was hooked by the premise of the first book and knew I had to get my hands on it as soon as possible (Covid-19 lockdown being the only reason why I haven’t been able to get it yet).

Book Tour + Blitz: Twin River High Series By Lynn Rush And Kelly Anne Blount

I mean the premise of the first book, Gutter Girl, was enough to get me hyped up. A football jock who secretly writes fantasy romance? An anti-social goth girl who takes the credit and saves him from potential humiliation? And then the two start to fall in love? YES PLEASE! It sounds like the perfect cheesy rom-com YA fluff that you’d want to read and relax to.

So of course when I heard that a blog tour was being hosted for this series, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Thank you Xpresso Book Tours for having me as a tour host for this book.

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Blog Tour: Runaway Train By Lee Mathew Goldberg [Exclusive Giveaway + Sneak Peak]

Blog Tour: Runaway Train By Lee Mathew Goldberg [Exclusive Giveaway + Sneak Peak]

I am thrilled to be sharing my first blog tour post for Runaway Train by Lee Mathew Goldberg. Thank you so much YA Bound Book Tours for choosing me to be a host for this blog tour.

Set in the 90’s, Runaway Train follows the journey of 16-year-old Nico as she tries to come to terms with the loss of her sibling and find meaning in her life.

If you are looking for a heartfelt, coming-of-age YA novel, then check out this exclusive giveaway + sneak peak of Runaway Train.

Blog Tour: Runaway Train By Lee Mathew Goldberg [Exclusive Giveaway + Sneak Peak]

They told me I was an out-of-control train about to crash…

Everything changed when the police officer knocked on the door to tell me – a 16-year-old – that my older sister Kristen had died of a brain aneurysm. Cue the start of my parents neglecting me and my whole life spiraling out of control.

I decided now was the perfect time to skip town. It’s the early 90’s, Kurt Cobain runs the grunge music scene and I just experienced some serious trauma. What’s a girl supposed to do? I didn’t want to end up like Kristen, so I grabbed my bucket list, turned up my mixtape of the greatest 90’s hits and fled L.A.. The goal was to end up at Kurt Cobain’s house in Seattle, but I never could have guessed what would happen along the way.

At turns heartbreaking, inspiring, and laugh out loud funny, Runaway Train is a wild journey of a bygone era and a portrait of a one-of-a-kind teenage girl trying to find herself again the only way she knows how.

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Check out this exclusive sneak peak of the first chapter from Lee Mathew Goldberg’s Runaway Train.

Dead & Bloated – Stone Temple Pilots

My sister Kristen died the same day as the actor River Phoenix, October 31st, 1993, he from a drug overdose in the middle of the night outside the Viper Room, her on an early morning run through Laurel Canyon, two days before her seventeenth birthday—and a happy fucking Halloween to me. There I was, dressed up in costume as D’arcy, the bassist from Smashing Pumpkins: oversized baggy striped sweater, dyed blond hair, a dab of red lips and blue eye shadow, and a broken bass guitar slung around my shoulder that I didn’t know how to play anyway, watching the news where I saw River’s lean body, which I had imagined climbing on top of me multiple times, being hauled away on a stretcher, when the doorbell rang and a police officer asked if my parents were home. 

“Er…no,” I said, running through my mind the millions of bad things I may have done. That strappy dress I’d shoplifted, the bag of dirt I sold to a freshman pretending it was weed.

“Are you a relative of Kristen Sullivan?”

Kristen? What could the police want with perfect Kristen?

“Yeah. Her sister.”

“I am sorry to tell you this, but your sister has died.”

About The Author

Blog Tour: Runaway Train By Lee Mathew Goldberg [Exclusive Giveaway + Sneak Peak]

Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels THE ANCESTOR, THE MENTOR, THE DESIRE CARD and SLOW DOWN.

He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the Prix du Polar. His first YA series RUNAWAY TRAIN is forthcoming in 2021 along with a sci-fi novel ORANGE CITY.

After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in The Millions, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, LitReactor, Monkeybicycle, Fiction Writers Review, Cagibi, Necessary Fiction, the anthology Dirty Boulevard, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press & sevral others.

He is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fringe, dedicated to publishing fiction that’s outside-of-the-box. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City.