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How To Quit Your Crush by Amy Fellner Dominy Blog Tour with Review

HOW TO QUIT YOUR CRUSH

by Amy Fellner Dominy
Publication Date: May 4, 2020
Genres: Entangled: Crush, Teen Romance, Young Adult, Contemporary, Enemies to Lovers, Opposites Attract, Romance

SYNOPSIS

Mai Senn knows Anthony Adams is no good for her – no matter how hard she might crush on him. She’s valedictorian; he’s a surf bum. She’s got plans, he’s got his art. Complete opposites in every way. Vinegar and baking soda, they once joked. A chemical reaction that bubbled.

Yeah, they bubbled. Maybe still do.

Good thing Anthony’s got the perfect plan: two weeks to prove just how not good they are together. Whoever can come up with the worst date—something the other will seriously hate, proving how incompatible they truly are—wins.

Like taking a snake-phobe to the Reptile House at the zoo (his idea).

Or a cooking class where they don’t even get to eat the food (her idea).

It’s all about the competition, and it’s meant to help them finally crush their crushes. But it wasn’t supposed to be so hot. Or so fun. And when Mai’s future becomes at stake, will she be able to do the right thing and quit Anthony forever?




Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

Mai and Anthony’s story is an opposites attract romance. On the surface, these two make absolutely no sense, but for some reason they feel a pull toward one another in Amy Fellner Dominy’s teen/coming of age novel!!!

Mai knows Anthony is exactly what she doesn’t need! But, tell that to her traitorous heart!!!! If only she could listen to her mind. She is the valedictorian of her class, and she has plans to go away to college and take the world by storm with her intellect. Anthony doesn’t really have any plans…maybe travel and surf. He doesn’t need academics; he has his art. He certainly doesn’t need an uptight girl like Mai to bring undue stress to his easy-going life. 

Neither one of them can keep their mind off the other, so they brilliantly come up with the idea of terrible dates to get over whatever feelings they have for one another. Both of them are so sure it will work since they are such polar opposites. Instead, the dates aren’t so bad. In fact, they are pretty good. They begin to learn not only more about each other but about themselves. 

This is a really sweet read with some spicy, but not over the top, moments. It reminded me of what it’s like to fall in love for the first time, giving me butterflies in my stomach. Amy Fellner Dominy gave her readers a great coming of age novel that reminds you of what it was like when you were on the verge of becoming an adult and the world was yours for the taking!!!!




 

ABOUT AMY FELLNER DOMINY

Amy grew up loving to read and figured out at an early age that books were magical and necessary. She started submitting her own stories to be published when she was thirteen. Amy is now the award-winning author of nine books spanning young adult, middle grade, and picture books. Titles for Entangled include Announcing Trouble and the companion novel, How to Quit Your Crush. Amy lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and a puppy who is training them. Visit Amy online at http://www.amydominy.com or follow her on Instagram or Twitter at @amydominy.

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Falling For Her by Monica Murphy Cover Reveal with Pre-Order Links

I sort of hate how good looking he is. And then again, I sort of love it.

 

Falling for Her by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Monica Murphy is coming June 2, 2020!

 

Cover Designer: Hang Le

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Model: Lucas L. 

 

Jake Callahan. Prince of the popular crowd.

My mortal enemy.

Gorgeous. All the girls want him. 

Quarterback. All the boys want to be his friend. He’s the most popular boy in the senior class.

And he hates me.

Or so I thought.

What I mistook for hatred turns out to be…interest. There’s that thin line, right? It makes me crazy. I can’t stand it. Attraction, chemistry, whatever it is, I also can’t resist it.

And neither can he.

Together, we make no sense. The odds are against us. His friends definitely don’t approve. I’m not a part of their crowd. Not one of the cool kids. I don’t fit in, or so they say. 

But that doesn’t stop him from falling for me.

And it won’t stop me from fighting for him.




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Meet Monica:

 

Monica Murphy is a New York Times, USA Today,  and international bestselling romance author. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. Both a traditionally published and independently published author, she writes young adult, new adult and contemporary romance. She’s also known as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

A native Californian, she lives on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere with her husband, two kids, one dog, and four cats. When she’s not writing, she’s an assistant coach for her daughter’s high school cheer team, which is a two season sport. Meaning, she’s at practice with a bunch of teenage girls all the time. Or she’s at a football game. Or a basketball game. Maybe someday, she’ll even write about this experience.

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Hated You Then by M. Robinson Release Blitz with Review

 
 
 
 
 
 
From Wall Street Journal & USA Bestselling Author M. Robinson comes Hated You Then, book 1 in the Love Hurts Duet. 
Release Date: September 17th
A coming of age, enemies to lovers, contemporary romance filled with angst and all the feels. 
I couldn’t remember a time before her… Harley Jameson.
 
Before she owned me.
Hated Me.
Needed me.
 
Before I hated her…
 
Things were simple.
We had an understanding.
Bully. Fight. Hate. It’s what we did.
Mind. Body. Soul. It’s how we loved.
 
I thought nothing would ever change that, until everything did.
 
She was mine.


Always had been.
Always would be.
Nothing altered that.
Not how much I hated her.
Not how much she hated me.
Especially, not how much I hated…
 

 

That I LOVED her.



Christie’s Review

5 STARS

I couldn’t put this enemies to lovers book down! Harley and Jackson walked right into my heart and haven’t let it go since!!!!

Hated You Then is a brilliant blend of enemies to lovers romance, along with the coming of age story of Harley and Jackson. To say these two hated each other is putting it mildly. They were constantly finding ways to torture each other as children and driving their mothers to their wits’ end. As time passes, those feelings somehow shift to something more. They aren’t quite sure how to deal with it, even though their parents seemed to know the affection they had for each other. I guess the saying is true, “There is a fine line between love and hate.” 

Both Jackson and Harley are strong, independently-minded characters. That was evident from the very first pages of this book! I laughed so hard at the things they did to one another as children. Both were so precocious as well! 

As the years passed, the two somehow always had each other’s backs despite their confusing feelings for one another. I really loved how Robinson wrote this book. It started with a bang in the present, but then, she went back into the past to the beginnings of the relationship between the two. She didn’t rush it. She took her time, allowing her readers to fall in love with the story and the characters. This does end in a cliffhanger, but that’s okay because this story didn’t need to be rushed. It has all the feels…laughter, swoons, and sadness. I’m looking forward to reading the sequel. 



 

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 Love You Now
Love Hurts Duet, Book 2
Release Date: November 12th

 

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Wall Street Journal & USA Bestselling Author M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein. 



She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She was pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left. However, she dropped out of school and became a fulltime writer.



She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes, Kobe and trooper, a Wheaten Terrier, Teddy and a Tabby cat, Gio. 



She feels blessed to be living her dream.


 


 
 

 

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Till It Stops Beating by Hannah R. Goodman Blog Tour with Review

Till It Stops Beating

Till It Stops Beating

by Hannah R. Goodman

 

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Maddie Hickman’s senior year begins with the good (the reemergence of The One That Got Away), the bad (a cancer diagnosis, not hers, but it might as well be) and the WTF (an anxiety attack that renders her writhing on the floor like an upside down crab). 

Adding to her spiraling anxiety is Senior Project, in the form of I’ve Decided To Write A Book about The Other One That Got Away (And Crushed My Heart). Compounding it all is applying to college and keeping up with her friends. The ever mounting stress eventually rips her tight grip on all that she holds dear. 

Her break down leads to an unexpected road trip where she is forced to listen to her wildly beating heart. It is only in the back of a convertible with pop music blasting, that she discovers she must risk everything in order to really live.

 



Christie’s Review

4 STARS

Till It Stops Beating is an emotional and touching book about a young woman who is on the brink of adulthood and the anxiety she endures while making that journey.

Maddie is a senior with great friends, Peter and Susan. She also has a great family who is extremely supportive of her. Life should be great for Maddie, but the darkness of anxiety is slowly creeping up on her. She has had some bad things happen in her life. The boy who always held her heart, Justin, went away because of his drug addiction, and she lost another boy, Zak, in a horrible accident. Now, her grandmother is in the battle of her life with cancer. All these things brew into a perfect storm giving her the anxiety attack of all anxiety attacks. She will have to fight and claw her way back into living life again. It isn’t any easy journey, but Maddie has the strength to do it if she would just believe in herself.

This book had several themes going on: friendship, family, mental health issues, and love. The author did a great job of balancing all of that, never leaving anything out, and always tugging at my heart. One of my very favorite things was the relationship Maddie shared with her grandmother. No matter what the outcome of her grandmother’s battle with cancer, Maddie will always carry her in her heart, and she will be a guiding force in her life ALWAYS!

I thought the author also did a great job of highlighting anxiety and how very crushing and isolating it can be. It makes you feel like everyone else around you is living their lives, but you aren’t. You’re stuck with the paralyzing fear, and it takes a strong person to fight against something that feels like it will drown you at times. However, she gives her readers real hope in managing this disorder and the real possibility of living a happy and fulfilling life.



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Author Bio 

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Often referred to as “the teenage whisperer”, Hannah R. Goodman’s twenty-year career working with teenagers includes the titles teacher, tutor, coach, and, more recently, mental health counselor. Hannah has written essays about mental health for various online publications. Her work has appeared on MindBodyGreenOC87 Recovery Diaries,  Zencare.co, and The Mighty. Though she has previously earned the title author with her first three books, the last was released in 2009 and all were self-published. This time around, indie publisher Black Rose Writing released her novel Till It Stops Beating this summer.

Hannah’s  first YA novel, My Sister’s Wedding, won the first place award for The Writer’s Digest International Self-Publishing Contest, 2004, children’s book division. She published the follow-up, My Summer Vacation, in May 2006, which went on to win a bronze IPPY in 2007. The third Maddie book, Fear of Falling, was released in the fall of 2009 and was praised by teachers and readers for tackling subjects like homophobia and coming out. She’s published young adult short stories on Amazon’s Shorts, in an anthology entitled Bound Is The Bewitching Lilith, and in the journal Balancing The Tides. She also has written columns for The Jewish Voice & Herald. Recent, previous projects include Sucker Literary, which features emerging YA authors and All The Way YA, a group blog of writers telling the real deal about writing and publishing YA fiction. 


Hannah is a member of  ARIA  (Association of Rhode Island Authors) as well as a graduate of Pine Manor College’s Solstice Program in Creative Writing where she earned an MFA in Writing For Young People. She resides in Bristol, RI with her husband, two daughters, and black and white cat named Zoe

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You can find Hannah:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/969127.Hannah_R_Goodman

Twitter: @hannahrgoodman

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Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannah-goodman-76b9596/

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Website: https://www.hannahrgoodman.com

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Waiting to Breathe by Alyson Reynolds Audiobook Release

 

 
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Audiobook Release: Waiting to Breathe
by Alyson Reynolds
 
Narrated by
Aaron Shedlock / Melissa Moran
 
 
Genre: New Adult / Contemporary / Coming of Age
 

 

She’s broken. He’s lost. Olivia Crawford has been through the ringer. All she wants is to start over without any complications or anyone figuring out her secrets. When her twin brother Finn convinces her to move back home and finish her degree at his school, it’s just the push she needs to start over. Nathaniel Ford is the golden boy of SCU. He seems like he has it all – perfect family, awesome friends and fraternity brothers, and a few buildings on campus with his last name on them. But things aren’t always what they seem. From the first time Nate and Olivia bump into each other, literally, he wants more of her feisty attitude, but Olivia throws more walls up with each step he takes closer, and he isn’t sure he can break them down fast enough.
 

 

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