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Giveaway + Book Blast: Up the Tower by J.P. Lantern



Disaster brings everybody together. A cloned corporate assassin; a boy genius and his new robot; a tech-modified gangster with nothing to lose; a beautiful, damaged woman and her unbalanced stalker—these folks couldn’t be more different, but somehow they must work together to save their own skin. Stranded in the epicenter of a monumental earthquake in the dystopian slum, Junktown, there is only one way to survive. These unlikely teammates must go…UP THE TOWER.


J.P. Lantern lives in the Midwestern US, though his heart and probably some essential parts of his liver and pancreas and whatnot live metaphorically in Texas. He writes speculative science fiction short stories, novellas, and novels which he has deemed “rugged,” though he would also be fine with “roughhewn” because that is a terrific and wonderfully apt word.

Full of adventure and discovery, these stories examine complex people in situations fraught with conflict as they search for truth in increasingly violent and complicated worlds.


“Hey, Smellson!”

Samson ignored the jeer, focusing carefully on opening the box. He was twelve years old and he did not want to screw this up; being twelve was important, and people took the things you did seriously so long as you did them well.

“Smellson, hey!” The Crowboy banged his crowbar on the dusty ruins of the factory line where they had set up the six crates from their haul that morning. “Don’t blow us up, okay? I don’t want to die with your stench clogging me up, yeah?”

Again, Samson ignored the other boy, trying to concentrate as he eased his longtool through the gap in the crate before him. He very well could blow himself up; he could blow them all up. Inside the GuaranTech crate he tinkered with was a copbot.

Copbots blew up all the time. If their main processors or power source were damaged, they blew up. If they were being captured, they blew up. If they ran out of ammo and couldn’t refill within about ten minutes, they blew up. When they blew up, they incinerated everything in about a hundred foot radius. The warehouse was not big enough for the Crowboys to keep their distance and still work in the role of protection as they had been hired. So they were in the blast zone as well as Samson.

The copbots, deactivated, were precious and valuable. Strangely, they were valuable precisely because they were so hard to deactivate. A copbot was made almost entirely out of self-healing nanotech, and with enough time, it could repair from almost any wound to its metal shell. So, to keep this sort of power out of the hands of the gangster conglomerate that ran Junktown, the Five Faces, and any other sort of competitor, the copbots had a very liberal self-destruct mechanism.

This is what Samson worked against.


An ebook copy of the book will be awarded to a randomly drawn commenter! All you need to do to enter to win is comment below. Even better, for every tour stop you comment on, you’ll be entered into another drawing for an ebook!

The GRAND PRIZE winner will get a $25 Amazon GC, through the Rafflecopter form below! Click the link to enter to win and best of luck to you!

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Digital Book Day – Free Ebooks!

Hello readers! Today, July 14th, you can download SO many awesome books for free! It’s Digital Book Day!

Go to the site here to check out all that they have to offer today. I’m definitely going to be browsing the young adult tab to see what books I can pick up for the rest of this summer!

Get all of these books for free, today only, so don’t delay!

Which books are you going to download? Any recommendations?


The Marriage Makeover Review + Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway!

The Marriage Makeover

author : eva scott

summary :

Nick and Talia Carmichael were childhood sweethearts. Grief over the death of their baby daughter from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome crushed their marriage. Talia moved to a new city, with a new career and life. Now it’s time to close the door on the past and ask Nick for a divorce.

Nick has other ideas. Once his wife, always his wife. He has no intention of letting Talia off so lightly and proposes terms and conditions to his agreement. It will mean moving back into their marital home, and force her to face long buried grief. Can she do as he asks?

Being with Nick causes her to question everything she thought was true. Has she made a mistake thinking her love for Nick is dead? Can he still love her? More importantly, can he again trust after everything they’ve been through?

review :

This book is quick and fun to read! It’s rather short so it’ll be great for a warm spring day. Sit outside and read all about the relationship between Nick and Talia. Even if this novel is short and sweet, there’s just enough depth to the characters to keep it interesting. Learning about their lives, their complicated past, and wondering about what their future could be like kept me reading.

Talia was my favorite character in this book because I feel like she was the most complicated. I wanted to hear so much from her because of her tragedy, the way that she reacted to it, and how that impacted the lives of others around her. It was still controlling her life for a long while and I wanted to see her grow, possibly change, and come out of it for the better, while not forgetting where she’d come from or what had happened.

I have to admit that I usually don’t read books like this. While there are others out there who might love this book more than I did, it was still an enjoyable read for me. I like it when I can pick up something outside of the usual genres I go for and be pleasantly surprised. That makes me think that most people could give The Marriage Makeover a try and get something good out of it.

I’d recommend this book to people looking for a short romance novel to leave you feeling happy.


Hello lovely readers! I’m so excited to let you know I’m participating in my first group giveaway! Here are the other bloggers participating:

Charlotte, Velvet and Vinyls (
Miche, Buttons and Birdcages (
Miranda, Mermade Moments (
Morgan, Mermaid Tales (
Patricia, Global Couture (
Sydney, Sydney Luella (
That College Girl, That College Girl’s Guide (
Check out their blogs! And enter the giveaway below to win a Kindle Paperwhite!!! The giveaway is open internationally.

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Hello friends! If you’ve been following me long enough you’ll probably know that one of my all-time favorite book series is the Goblin Wars by Kersten Hamilton! These books have everything in them that you could ever want. Seriously. Great characters, an awesome love interest, quests, adventure, amazing settings, Irish legends . . .  Gah, I don’t think I can gush about it enough! But do you want to hear what’s even better about it now?!

TYGER, TYGER the first book in the series is free as an ebook this week! It’s the Book of the Week at Apple so you can download it for free here! Or get it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

Seriously, you should read this anytime at any price because it’s worth it . . . but for free? Snap this one up while you have the chance!

Still not sure? Check out my review of Tyger, Tyger and the next two books in the trilogy: In the Forests of the Night and
When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears.


Read When You Were Mine Free Online this week!

I’m really excited because I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while and now it’s available on the PulseIt website as the book of the week! Head on over to check it out because it’s only available for a limited time!

im reading When You Were Mine on #Pulseit!

summary : an intensely romantic, modern recounting of the greatest love story ever told—narrated by the girl Romeo was supposed to love.

Rosaline knows that she and Rob are destined to be together. Rose has been waiting for years for Rob to kiss her—and when he finally does, it’s perfect. But then Juliet moves back to town. Juliet, who used to be Rose’s best friend. Juliet, who now inexplicably hates her. Juliet, who is gorgeous, vindictive, and a little bit crazy…and who has set her sights on Rob. He doesn’t stand a chance.

Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. And when rumors start swirling about Juliet’s instability, her neediness, and her threats of suicide, Rose starts to fear not only for Rob’s heart, but also for his life. Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how it ends.



Join Random Buzzers and get a free book!

Hey all! Guess what? I was recently picked to be an Ambuzzador this month and I’m representing The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton. It’s a really great book, a mythological retelling, and my review is soon to come! is an online community of readers, writers, and bloggers all wanting to show off their book collections! By writing reviews, taking pictures of your books, and doing fun things like quizzes, you can earn points that’ll go toward getting more finished books and ARCs from the Random Buzzer store.

I have four codes to give away for a free book for new members to the site! If you’re interested, send me an email at!  Don’t hesitate!

Also, if you’re already on the site or if you’re joining, add me as a friend! My username is kayla_ ! ^.^