Thursday, December 31, 2015

It's an All The What Ifs giveaway!

Today my debut YA novel All The What Ifs is four-weeks-old! 
So let's have a giveaway in her honor!


Ashley Morgan is trapped. She’s spent the last three years of high school being groomed to follow in her father’s footsteps. It’s a future she’s unsure of. Yet she tries her hardest to avoid her father’s disapproval while keeping the peace for her high-strung mother and autistic brother. Whenever her fears fester, Ashley works harder.

At the start of her senior year, Ashley reluctantly joins ACT an after-school community service club that is in disarray. The members argue. The advisor sleeps. And Lucas Malone, the club’s president, conjures unwanted memories of freshman year and his disastrous attempt to ask her to homecoming.

Ashley tries to remain uninvolved, but with each success in ACT she gains the confidence to face her future. She sets in motion plans that force her to choose between the bright future her father's mapped out or an unknown path of her own design. When the moment comes to make her choice, she’s plagued with doubt, because what if … she gets it all wrong?

There are three prize packages up for grabs:

Prize One: 1 signed paperback copy of All The What Ifs with a set of pins
Prize Two: 1 eBook copy of All The What Ifs with a set of pins
Prize Three: 1 set of All The What Ifs pins

Enter via the Rafflecopper below by Friday, January 8th at 12 PM PST.
Winners will be announced that afternoon.
This contest is open in the U.S.A. & internationally!
Good luck to all!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 Bookish Survey

Another year is steadily coming to a close
and it's time for an end of the year book survey.
For details on the survey's host and the list of questions
Without further ado, 
here's my year in books survey.

Number Of Books You Read: 50
Number of Re-Reads: 9
Genre You Read The Most From: comics, middle grade, and chick-lit

1. Best Book(s) You Read In 2015? (in no particular order)
Hulk: Planet Hulk by Greg Pak
Wind Chime Cafe by Sophie Moss
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
hoped i'd like it.
 never dreamed i'd fall in love with the hulk.

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
re-read this series from start to finish.
possibly the best reading decision i made this year.

6. Favorite new (to me) author you discovered in 2015?

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

11. Most memorable character of 2015?
that little squirrel won my heart.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
it's a tie between Atone & Wind Chime Cafe.

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
"The words needed to be arranged, fussed with, put in the order of his heart."

16. Shortest Book:

Longest Book:

17. Book That Shocked You The Most:

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
anne & gilbert forEVER

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year:
Flora & Uylesses

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously:

21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
the hulk
no one is more surprised than me.

23. Best 2015 debut you read?
ironically, i didn't read any 2015 debuts this year.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
i always tear up when i read:
"Further up and further in!"

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
more people should read this lovely book
because Austen is rad and it's full of good times.
the end.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
this. story. just. no.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
honestly, thus far this is my least favorite of Gaiman's books.
but the world is interesting and the story is unique.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
there were parts of this book that rubbed me the wrong way.
and that's what i've got to say about that.

2016 bookish plans

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number One Priority in 2016?

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?
i don't rightly know.
i usually wait for series to be finished before i check them out.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading Life In 2016?
Read. Enjoy. Repeat.