Saturday, August 11, 2018

Fresh Batch (August 12th – 18th)

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Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

The Raging Ones
Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie
Series: The Raging Ones #1
Publication date: August 14th 2018
by Wednesday Books

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From New York Times bestselling authors Krista and Becca Ritchie, comes The Raging Ones, an edge of your seat sci-fi romance with twists and turns that you will never see coming!

In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.

Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday.

Until the day she does.

Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him.

Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court—which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny.

With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan [Purchase]
See All the Stars by Kit Frick [Purchase]
A Deeper Love (Ghosts of the Shadow Market #5) by Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson [Purchase]
How to Breathe Underwater by Vicky Skinner [Purchase]

The Looking Glass by Janet McNally [Purchase]
The Warrior Queen (The Hundredth Queen #4) by Emily R. King [Purchase]
Surviving Adam Meade (Surviving Adam Meade #1) by Shannon Klare [Purchase]
Fresh Ink: An Anthology [Purchase]

The Glass Butterfly (Haunted Hearts Legacy #3) by A.G. Howard [Purchase]
Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend by Karen Blumenthal [Purchase]
The Leaving Year: A Novel by Pam McGaffin [Purchase]
Julia Unbound (Witch’s Child #3) by Catherine Egan [Purchase]

My Life Uploaded by Rae Earl[Purchase]
Stowaway by Pam Withers [Purchase]

What are you excited for this week?

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The Romance Podcast You Have Been Waiting For: One True Pairing

Posted by on 08/06/2018 • 1 Comment

Pop culture, juicy romance and hilarious conversations come together in the recently Cosmopolitan featured One True Pairing podcast! Join Erica Martirano and Marissa Sangiacomo as they talk romance and revisit their favorite couples from across TV, movies, books, and pop culture. From Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Ross and Rachel, this roller coaster of bad boys, break-ups, and HEAs (Happily Ever Afters) combines love, feminism, sex, and relationships with the gossip you love.

Romance Awareness Month Q&A With the Hosts

Can you introduce yourselves and tell me how you got into romance?

Marissa: I’m Marissa Sangiacomo and I’m a marketing manager at St. Martin’s Press where I work on romance and commercial women’s fiction. I’ve loved romance novels ever since I was young and would share books…

Fresh Batch (August 5th – 11th)

Fresh Batch (August 5th – 11th)

Posted by on 08/04/2018 • 1 Comment

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Dance of Thieves Mary E. Pearson Series: Dance of Thieves #1 Publication date: August 7th 2018by Henry Holt & Company

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A new novel in the New York Times–bestselling Remnant Chronicles universe, in which a reformed thief and the young leader of an outlaw dynasty lock wits in a battle that may cost them their lives—and their hearts.When the patriarch of the Ballenger empire dies, his son, Jase, becomes its new leader. Even nearby kingdoms bow to the strength of this outlaw family, who have always governed by their own rules. But a new era looms on the horizon, set in motion…

Fresh Batch (July 29th – August 4th)

Fresh Batch (July 29th – August 4th)

Posted by on 07/28/2018 • 0 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Sea Witch Sarah Henning Publication date: July 31st 2018by Katherine Tegen Books

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Everyone knows what happens in the end. A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss. But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends. One feared, one royal, and one already dead.


Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch.

A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless…

Fresh Batch (July 22nd – 28th)

Fresh Batch (July 22nd – 28th)

Posted by on 07/21/2018 • 0 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Contagion Erin Bowman Series: Contagion #1 Publication date: July 24th 2018by HarperTeen

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It got in us

After receiving an urgent SOS from a work detail on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is dispatched to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission.

Most are dead.

But when the crew arrives, they find an abandoned site, littered with rotten food, discarded weapons…and dead bodies.

Don’t set foot here again.

As they try to piece together who—or what—could have decimated an entire operation, they discover that some things are best left buried—and some monsters are only too ready to awaken.


Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield

Posted by on 07/19/2018 • 0 Comments

For someone who has had Vikki Wakefield on her tbr for over half a decade, it has taken me a surprisingly long time to finally pick up a book by her. I went in with the expectation that I would at least like it but ended up being surprised in pleasant ways.

OZ YA, in my opinion, tends to be much grittier than US YA so its always refreshing to find myself lost within the pages of an OZ YA. Ballad for a Mad Girl is many things. Its partly a paranormal murder mystery, partly an exploration of mental health and partly a coming of age.

Grace Foley is a bit of a prankster. She takes risks few people are willing to take and has a whole lot of fun…

Giveaway: Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes

Posted by on 07/16/2018 • 10 Comments

Hi guys! We are huge fans of Paula Stokes over here so we’re really honored and excited to be bringing you a giveaway for Paula’s latest book! It’s a return to mystery and it sounds amazing! Turning over to Paula now!

Paula: Hi peeps 🙂 A big thank you to Rashika and Giselle for having me on Xpresso Reads to talk about my forthcoming mystery, HIDDEN PIECES, releasing on Aug 28. Of course there is a giveaway, but first here’s a little info about the book in case you’re unfamiliar.

Character Profiles


Embry Woods is an 18-year-old girl who likes photography and the ocean, but isn’t sure what she’s going to do after she graduates from high school. Her mom is recovering from breast cancer, and even…

Fresh Batch (July 15th – 21st)

Fresh Batch (July 15th – 21st)

Posted by on 07/14/2018 • 1 Comment

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

All Your Perfects Colleen Hoover Publication date: July 17th 2018by Atria Books

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Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential…