Category: blog tour

Blog Tour: The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

Posted March 17, 2016 by Kara in blog tour, Interview / 2 Comments
Blog Tour: The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

I have the please of hosting Janet Fox on the blog today for The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle blog tour. I am a horrible interviewer, but she has taken the time to answer my questions with kindness and patience, and I love her for it. But first, book info and a special video from the publisher. Where did you get the idea for The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle? That’s a great story. I’m going to tell you a little bit of it, and then discuss it in more depth later on the tour. I was online – just more »

The Forbidden Orchid Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Posted March 3, 2016 by Kara in blog tour, book review, Kara / 2 Comments
The Forbidden Orchid Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

  The Forbidden Orchid is an excellent, excellent book. It was so close to perfect. I LOVED Elodie, the story, the writing, the research, and pretty much everything about it. What kept this from being a perfect book for me was a lack of an emotional connection to the characters. AGAIN. I am beginning to believe it’s me. This is something that has been happening to me a lot lately, so I don’t think it’s anything that the author did. I mean, the romance was super cute, but I wasn’t feeling the chemistry. That said, this is the ONLY part more »

Blog Tour: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Posted January 18, 2016 by Kara in blog tour, book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Blog Tour: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

If you know me and read enough of my reviews (no one does), then you know I more often than not complain about the romance in books. Too much insta-love, no chemistry, too much romance and not enough story, etc. I never expected anything different from Tell Me Three Things. Imagine myself pleasantly surprised when I found out I actually liked the love interest and actually found the romance compelling and cute (okay, a little cheesy, but still super cute). I actually giggled–GIGGLED–like I was back in high school. I’ve been told so many times to read this YA romance, more »

Blog Tour: What We Left Behind + Giveaway

Posted October 23, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in blog tour, Lyn / 13 Comments
Blog Tour: What We Left Behind + Giveaway

  Welcome to Day #5 of the What We Left Behind Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of What We Left Behind by Robin Talley (10/27/15), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Robin, as well as 10 chances to win a copy of What We Left Behind or a 7-book LGBT YA Prize Pack chosen by Robin herself in the Grand Prize Giveaway! Young Adult, New Adult, or None of the Above? My first book, Lies We Tell Ourselves, is unequivocally categorized as young adult. Its main characters are 17 and 18, and it’s set during the more »

Blog Tour: The Toymaker’s Apprentice

Posted October 21, 2015 by Kara in blog tour, book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Blog Tour: The Toymaker’s Apprentice

  I want to thank Penguin for asking me to be on the blog tour for The Toymaker’s Apprentice. I’ve wanted to start featuring more middle grade novels on Great Imaginations, and it looks like it’s starting to pay off! Sherri L. Smith is an author whose books I have enjoyed before (Orleans), and this is her middle grade debut. This is my first Nutcraker retelling, and to be honest, I’m not very familiar with the original at all. But I think this presents an interesting perspective from which to review the book. Going into this novel, I had no more »

Like It Never Happened Blog Tour + Favorite Quotes + Playlist

Posted September 7, 2015 by Kara in blog tour, book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Like It Never Happened Blog Tour + Favorite Quotes + Playlist

Review + Favorite Quotes: When I was in high school, I was a big part of the drama club. I had a lead in the spring play my senior year, and a very important role (wicked witch) in the fall play. Whenever a book comes up that has a theatre theme, I try to pick it up. I wanted to read Like It Never Happened right from the very beginning. It’s a solid addition to this genre, and I had a lot of fun with it. Since this is part of a blog tour, I was asked to pick my favorite quotes more »