Teaser Reveal – In pieces by Danielle Pearl

Good Morning World!

Here we are, once again, for an international post: a Teaser Reveal about the last novel written by Danielle Pearl (do you know her? She is the author of In Ruins – Ruin me in the Italian version edit by DeA).

Her new novel, In Pieces, will be out on October 10th but TODAY I have the opportunity to share, with and for you, a special teaser about this new story.

In Pieces will be a standalone book, already available in English for a PreOrder (Amazon US – Amazon UK).

Here, in this post, you will find the cover, the plot and … A fantastic TEASER that will make you wonder this new novel NOW.
Here we go!


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Plot: 
Three years ago she was left in pieces . . . Most college freshmen love the newfound freedom of living on campus, but none of them craves it like Beth Caplan. One ill-fated night when she was fifteen left her locked in a posh prison of private tutors. It’s for the best, everyone said, and maybe it was. But after years of hard work and healing, the one person who never thought of her as broken could be the one to break her all over again. And Beth can’t seem to stay away now any more than she could all those years ago.
As soon as David March learned his best friend’s little sister was enrolling at his school, he promised to look after her, and promised himself he’d keep a safe distance. But the sweet little girl he’d grown up with has transformed into a gorgeous young woman, and she’s attracting attention from people she shouldn’t-like the ex who nearly destroyed her and a strange new student with a disturbing habit of showing up wherever Beth goes. But for David, the most troubling discovery is realizing that he doesn’t just want Beth to be safe. He wants her to be his. 

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So … What do you think of it? Will you read this novel? Have you already read something written by Danielle Pearl?
Tell me!

Rachel

© Rachel Sandman
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Trailer Reveal – If there’s no tomorrow by Jennifer Armentrout [English Edition]

Have a Nice Day, World!

Once again, my blog turns into an international dress and, after the BlogTour about Jessica Redmerski, has the opportunity to host an amazing event opened worldwide: today, September 5th, is the Trailer Reveal of If there’s no tomorrow, the last novel written by one of the most loved contemporary writer, Jennifer Armentrout.

In this post you will find the cover of If there’s no tomorrow, the plot, some teasers and an absolutely stunning trailer about this story, written by the author of the Lux Series, The problem with forever (in Italy, Il problema è che ti amo) and The Dark Elements Series.
So … Are you ready?
Let’s start!


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“Beautiful, real, and devastating, If There’s No Tomorrow grabbed me by the heart from the first lines and didn’t let go until the very end. Teeming with toe-curling romance, fully-realized friendships, and nuanced portrayals of grief and healing, this book will forever have a spot on my all-time favorites shelf. Absolutely brilliant and unforgettable.”
# 1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas

Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.
Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.
Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.
For what she let happen.
With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?

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RELEASE DATE: September 5th, 2017
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Page Count: 384 pages
Available Formats: Hardcover (U.S./Canada), Ebook, Audiobook

Links: Amazon Ebook – Amazon Flexible Cover
Audible: http://amzn.to/2wUGZIf
B&N: http://bit.ly/2rEvMc8
iBooks: http://apple.co/2qANVDI

“Thought provoking and powerful.”
# 1 New York Times bestselling authors Erin Watt

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Jennifer Armentrout, #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Trailer about … If there’s no tomorrow

But … The post doesn’t end here! If you follow THIS LINK (click on it!) you can have the opportunity to participate in a GIVEAWAY. Do you want to know something more? Well …

Giveaway Rules

  1. The PRIZE: a SURPRISE SIGNED PRIZE PACK (containing multiple signed books & swag).

  2. OPEN INTERNATIONAL so … To all of you, Italian readers out there, you can be part of it!

  3. It ENDS on September 14th.

Don’t miss this amazing chance!
In the end, thank you so much to Jennifer Armentrout who gave me the opportunity to be part of this Trailer Reveal and thank you so much to Stephanie, who has been so kind and patient during our chats via e-mail.
I can’t wait to read this novel and I hope it will come SOON also here, in Italy.

N.B. Italian Post HERE.

Rachel

© Rachel Sandman

BT – Special Event! Release Day! Everything under the sun by Jessica Redmerski #4 [English Edition]

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Have a Nice Day, World!
Today, on my blog, I have the opportunity to host an amazing and international event: today, August 28th, is the Release Day of the new novel written by one of the best author ever. Today is the day of Everything under the sun by Jessica Redmerski.

In this post you will find the cover, the plot, some infos and an excerpt of this amazing book, out from TODAY.
So … Are you ready?
Let’s start!


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Fiction & Literature | Post-Apocalyptic | Suspense | Romance
683 pages

Order Link: Amazon

Thais Fenwick was eleven-years- old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.
Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?

Author’s Bio: J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is an international bestselling author and jessica-redmerskiaward winner who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. Her works have so far been translated into twenty languages.
Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. The Portuguese rights to her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, have been picked up by one of Brazil’s largest publishers – Suma de Letras; Paikese Kirjastus in Estonia; Ephesus in Turkey; Konyvmolykepzob in Hungary. The series has been optioned for television by William Levy.
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN is Jessica’s newest love story.


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Excerpt

“Thais,” I said, “I do think you’re beautiful. I just—.” I couldn’t force myself to say the things I really wanted: I want you to want this kiss, not because I’m the only man here to give it
to you. But her heartfelt speech about todays and yesterdays and tomorrows and the very real
possibility that there might not be another one, didn’t alleviate that thought—it only reinforced it.
In the end, after fighting with myself, all that mattered to me was what Thais wanted, what Thais needed. And if it was simply a kiss she asked of me, then I would do it. For her. Not
for myself, though as much as I, too, wanted it, as much as I knew it would only make my own
needs and wants more unbearable, I would endure the impending ache if it would ease hers.
I leaned toward her slowly; my eyes swept the curvature of her lips, the tiny hollow beneath her nose, and I touched the left corner of her mouth with my own.
The right corner.
The center.
The impending ache…

#GoodLuckJessica!

Can’t wait to read your next story and I really hope more of your books will come here, in Italy, one day!

Rachel

© Rachel Sandman

The Untouchables #1 #EnglishEdition

Good Morning!

Have a nice day!

Here we are, once again, to start … Or restart … My new blog’s event: The Untouchables.

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Why I’m doing it? Because I’ve understood that this could be an article with worldwide aspects so I decided to translate it in english and present my idea also to someone outside Italy!

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I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to Diana Gabaldon, an amazing woman who gave me the right inspiration (I’m doing this all because of her! So … Thank You, DG!)

Let’s make a quick intoduction. I decided to call this event The Untouchables as the 1987’s movie directed by Brian De Palma.

My idea is to create a sort of monthly date in which I will tell you something about a book’s or movie’s character that I think is ‘untouchable, unforgivable and amazing’.

Obviously, this is a date that cannot be #SpoilerFree so if you don’t want to know anything about characters that I will describe in this event … Don’t Read It!

#JustSaying.

Now … Let’s start and discover who is the first ‘untouchable’ that I choose.

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Here we are … My first untouchable is Ian James Fitzgibbons Fraser Murray.

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So … For those who didn’t know Ian Fraser Murray yet, for those who are asking why I decided to start from him, the reason that put Ian in the first place, above all the other ones … Let’s go on, step by step.

Ian is an invention, totally succeed in my opinion, of our dear author Diana Gabaldon (that I hope is going to read this article #FingersCrossed #SorryForMyNotPerfectEnglish). He is a character of Outlander series, made of 8 books (15, in italian version, published by Corbaccio).

Ian is an absolutely unique character: his journey grows in front of readers’ eyes in all its complexity, in a moving and fantastic way.

We meet him, for the first time, in Voyager and, from his first crying any reader who has the sensibility and a little bit of precognition knows that this little baby will give many satisfations.

For all the fans of Outlander, for those who know the story of Jamie and Claire until this point, it sounds easy to understand how the appearance of Ian in Jamie’s life, our loved James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser, will create a relationship between them absolutely amazing and fabulous.

And this is the real greatness of Ian’s character: he knows how to build relationships and bonds with the other members of the clan, without losing is own identity.

First of all, his complete name let us understand how Ian is the result of a melting pot of different men: Ian (as his father, who gave him the physical Murray’s aspect); James (as his uncle, who is going to grow Ian as a father follows his own son, building his personality and making Ian more like him than his real kids won’t ever be); Fitzgibbons (as that Murtagh, that man of honor dead during the battle of Culloden for Scottish freedom and for Jamie; from Murtagh, Ian takes the bond with the family, the bent to the sacrifice).

His journey is built by Gabaldon in a way that gives to the reader the chance to know Ian as a child, as a boy and finally as a man, growing up through the pages and chapters.

The Young Ian is a character with unique elements that put him over all the others who live in the books of this fantastic serie.

Unfortunately, the space that I have is little: I can’t tell you every comma, every detail, every breath, every feeling that this boy, grown fast, has given me during the months that I spent reading Diana Gabaldon’s books. But some steps are essentials to understand better his peculiarity.

With Ian the reader feels, in an evident way, how the blood’s bond is of course important but not fundamental: let’s take, for example, Ian and Fergus. These two character are two completely different people but, from the beginning, it seems clear how one smooths edges of the other’s nature e how they are more like brothers than people who share dna and any scientific bonds.

A real friendship for Ian is the one with Rollo: a very strong bond is the one that he build whit this big dog which makes his first appearance in Drums of Autumn.

From this book in particular, everyone could understand how Ian is an absolutely positiv and ironic character, with an unaware sense of humour.

But the thing that stays in every reader’s heart is Ian’s double soul: family, sacrifice, honor for two way of living that are opposite but, in someway, similar.

First, Ian keep and will always keep his bond with is fatherland, with Scotland (I would like to know if there is someone here who didn’t cry or imagine for nights the sound of that «Remember» Jamie said with a broken trembling voice in Drums of Autumn: a last attempt to keep the nephew tied to the Highlands and to their customs). On the other hand, the mohawk side, which can be seen through his silences, his roughness, his physical aspect, his days passed alone, away from everyone and everything, as a real Wolf’s Brother must do.

Finally, I have lots of things yet to say and to tell you about Ian and his brown eyes’ character, but I stop here.

I don’t want to bore you … after all, I could always do another article about him, a sort of Ian Fraser Murray 2.0, who knows!

One fact remains: Ian will always be my favourite character. And it doesn’t matter if, now, the boy who Starz chose to play his role in the tv-serie Outlander (that I love and in which there is a faboulous Claire played bu Caitriona Balfe and a fantastic Jamie played by Sam Heughan) doesn’t seem to me quite good or particularly suitable for Ian’s developpement. For me, in my mind, Ian will always have the face that I imagine during my reading hours: a very young Brenton Thwaites, wild and native. For me, this is Ian’s face, no way for other choises.

#SorryNotSorryJohnBell. For me, now you’re a NO. But I’m ready to change my mind!

So … I hope you enjoyed my article and here I would like to say a special thanks to my Pen Pal, my American Sis, Mandy: my good english is all thanks to her (if there are some mistakes, is all my fault!).

We will see you soon (follow the blog if you want, like my article, comment: be free of doing what you want! Just remember: your comments make growing my little blog).

xoxo

Rachel

© Rachel Sandman