Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Blitz: Slip and Grip by David Estes

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Hello all!

This is my stop during the book blitz for Slip (Slip #1) and Grip (Slip #2) by David Estes. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from December 1-5, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

Slip coverSlip (Slip #1)
By David Estes

Genre: Dystopia
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: December 1, 2014

Blurb:

Someone must die before another can be born...
As sea levels rise and livable landmasses shrink, the Reorganized United States of America has instituted population control measures to ensure there are sufficient resources and food to sustain the growing population. Birth authorization must be paid for and obtained prior to having a child. Someone must die before another can be born, keeping the country in a population neutral position at what experts consider to be the optimal population. The new laws are enforced by a ruthless government organization known as Pop Con, responsible for terminating any children resulting from unauthorized births, and any illegals who manage to survive past their second birthday, at which point they are designated a national security threat and given the name Slip.

But what if one child slipped through the cracks? What if someone knew all the loopholes and how to exploit them? Would it change anything? Would the delicate resource balance be thrown into a tailspin, threatening the lives of everyone?

And how far would the government go to find and terminate the Slip?

In a gripping story of a family torn apart by a single choice, Slip is a reminder of the sanctity of a single life and the value of the lives we so often take for granted.
You can find Slip on Goodreads
You can buy Slip here: Amazon


Grip cover
By David Estes

Genre: Dystopia
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Blurb:

In a tumultuous world of population control, one illegal child has slipped through the cracks. Now, as a teenager, Benson Kelly has escaped certain deaths at the hands of the Department of Population Control, only to find himself the symbol of a rebellion, something he never intended.

While trying to survive one day at a time, Benson seeks to unravel the tangled knot of secrets left behind when his father died, the key to which has something to do with his mother, Janice Kelly, recently escaped from the insane asylum.

As the rebel group known as the Lifers continue to use brute force to send a message to the government, Benson's twin, Harrison Kelly, seeks to exploit a loophole that could be the key to freedom for his brother. All that's required is a simple act of murder.

Meanwhile, Population Control's attack dog, a sadistic cyborg known as The Destroyer, closes in on Benson and his family. His directive: Kill them all.

Faith, family and love will be pushed to the limits in the GRIPping sequel to Slip.
You can find Grip on Goodreads
You can buy Grip here: Amazon


Author Photo - David EstesAbout the Author:

Author of popular YA dystopian series, the Dwellers Saga and the Country Saga. Voted books to read if you enjoyed the Hunger Games on Buzzfeed and Listopia.

Join 2,400+ David Estes Fans and YA Book Lovers Unite in David Estes' official fan group at:
Goodreads Group: David Estes Fans and YA Book Lovers

David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. They now live together in their dream location, Hawaii. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele. David's a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.

You can find and contact David here:


 GIVEAWAY!!!

There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Slip. 
These are the prizes you can win:

- Winners choice of book to the value of $15.00 U.S. from The Book Depository
- A signed copy of SLIP plus bonus swag- U.S. entrants only
- A signed copy of BREW plus bonus swag- U.S. entrants only
- 3 ebook packs with three David Estes ebooks of your choice
- 4 signed packs of bookmarks

You can enter the blitz wide giveaway here:




Thursday, October 30, 2014

Think Out Loud #114: Alphabet Aerobics


Hello all!
Welcome to Think Out Loud!

The following video will blow your mind...
especially if you like Harry Potter!!
LOL
Let's just say Daniel Radcliffe
has some mad rappin skills!


The always awesome...

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Daniel Radcliffe raps Alphabet Aerobics


Hope you enjoyed!






Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #52: Grip (Slip #2) by David Estes


Hello all!
Welcome to Teaser Tuesday!
Hosted by


Happy moments are like stars. 
They seem so close you think you can touch them, 
but really they're fleeting and a million miles away. 
Enjoy them from afar and don't come to expect them. 
In your life there will be more cloudy nights than clear ones.


This Teaser is from a book that has yet to be released!!!
It's so new, there isn't a cover for it at this time.


In a tumultuous world of population control, one illegal child has slipped through the cracks. Now, as a teenager, Benson Kelly has escaped certain deaths at the hands of the Department of Population Control, only to find himself the symbol of a rebellion, something he never intended.

While trying to survive one day at a time, Benson seeks to unravel the tangled knot of secrets left behind when his father died, the key to which has something to do with his mother, Janice Kelly, recently escaped from the insane asylum.

As the rebel group known as the Lifers continue to use brute force to send a message to the government, Benson's twin, Harrison Kelly, seeks to exploit a loophole that could be the key to freedom for his brother. All that's required is a simple act of murder. 

Meanwhile, Population Control's attack dog, a sadistic cyborg known as The Destroyer, closes in on Benson and his family. His directive: Kill them all.

Faith, family and love will be pushed to the limits in the GRIPping sequel to Slip.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Think Out Loud #113: All About That Bass


Hello all!
Welcome to Think Out Loud!
I have STILL been neglecting my blog
and haven't written a review since like July!
I know no one probably still checks out this blog,
but I am still going to try to get back in the blogging groove.
I was happier when I connected with bloggers/authors/people.
Lately, I have been a true hermit.
Not leaving the house and sleeping constantly.
Even avoiding the internet.
Sounds fun, but it's really not...

Anyways, I am trying to inject some joy into my life.
For some reason, this silly song makes me so happy.
I am including the Original music video and then
a video of kids reacting to the song/video.
Very interesting...


All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor


Kids React to All About That Bass


FUN BONUS!!

Jimmy Fallon, Meghan Trainor and The Roots Sing
 "All About That Bass" (w/ Classroom Instruments)






Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Blast! Brew by David Estes

Salem’s Revenge strikes without warning or mercy, ravaging the powerless human race under the forces of united gangs of witches, wizards, and warlocks. During the slaughter, Rhett Carter's foster parents and sister are killed, and his best friend and girlfriend are abducted by a gang of witches calling themselves the Necromancers, who deal in the dark magic of raising the dead. Rhett’s sword-wielding neighbor with a mysterious past saves Rhett from becoming another casualty of the massacre and teaches him the skills he needs to survive in this new world.

Rhett is broken, his normal high school life of book blogging and football playing shoved in a witch-apocalyptic blender. The only thing he has left is his burning desire for revenge. Armed with his new witch hunting skills and a loyal, magic powered dog named Hex, he sets out into the unknown with one mission: hunt and destroy those who took away everyone he ever loved.

But Rhett isn’t just a witch hunter; He has secrets of his own that he has yet to discover, secrets that his enemies will stop at nothing to keep him from.

And discovering the truth about himself is the human race’s only hope.
Revenge. That’s all that’s left for witch hunter Rhett Carter. The magic-born have stripped everything from him - killed his friends, cursed his warlock father, shattered his future - leaving him bare and broken, but not dead. Their mistake.

When Rhett and Laney are suddenly thrust in different directions, Rhett must decide who to trust and who to kill. Backed by his trusty canine sidekick Hex, Rhett will embark on his deadliest mission yet, one that will lead him directly toward those who want him dead, pushing his unique resistance to magic to the edge and back again as he tries to remove his father’s curse.

Separated from Rhett, Laney seeks to understand the strange changes to her sister, Trish, who’s believed to be the last living Clairvoyant, and what role she’s destined to play in the future of humankind.

Wrapped around everything are four major groups: the Necromancers, the Changelings, the witch hunters, and New America, the remnants of humanity. When the major forces are brought together for an epic battle, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

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Get both Brew and its sequel, Boil, the first two books in the Salem's Revenge series, for a special price of $0.99 each for a limited time only (Amazon Kindle exclusive: Brew until October 17th; Boil until October 7th) Click on the above buttons to take advantage of this limited time deal!




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David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. They now live together in their dream location, Hawaii. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele. David's a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.


http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Country-The-Saga-Book-ebook/dp/B00B7VTXFO https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16160701-fire-country

To celebrate the launch of Brew and Boil, David Estes is also giving away FREE Kindle copies of his popular YA dystopian AND adventure book, Fire Country. Just click the above link to nab your free copy.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Think Out Loud #112: What's Underneath?


Hello all!
Welcome to Think Out Loud!
A fun time to do anything you want!!
Here we go!


To be totally honest, I have never heard of Meredith Graves.
She is evidently the lead singer of a punk band, with a name
I just can't bring myself to put into print on my blog. LOL
However, this video shows a very vulnerable side of her,
and it is absolutely beautiful. You should check it out.

The What's Underneath Project: Meredith Graves

I originally found this HERE.
The following is the exact text that accompanied this video.

~"I have no idea where this guy got off thinking it was acceptable devoting one paragraph to my politics and three to my appearance."

This video is just a hit parade of quotable sound bites. Her stories of growing up as "the smart one" (3:00), telling off a music critic, struggling with major body image issues (5:15), and learning to take up space as a tall, emotional, complex woman are so, so great. Beauty, honesty, and wisdom abound — just press play!

So why is a woman in her underwear to talk about the difficulty of being judged on her appearance? The makers of this video are interested in exploring how style really comes from within. And I think it's an act of bravery and vulnerability to bare and share her body in the process of discussing how much shame and doubt she's suffered in relationship to her physical self. What do you think? How do we build a world more comfortable with bodies — by showing more or showing less?~

HERE is more from the What's Underneath Project by StyleLikeU.







Thursday, September 18, 2014

Think Out Loud #111: Sandwich Thief


Hello all!!
Welcome to my meme, Think Out Loud!
Glad you could stop by and hope you enjoy!


I found this on Facebook and thought it was hilarious!!
Check out these pics...




Oh wow! I laughed so hard at that!
Hope everyone is doing well!!






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