Phi Alpha Pi (21st Century Austen #2) by Sara Marks

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Phi Alpha Pi by Sara Marks. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 14 till 28 May. See the tour schedule here.

Phi Alpha PiPhi Alpha Pi (21st Century Austen #2)
by Sara Marks
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: New Adult, Adult
Release Date: May 28, 2018

Blurb:
Phi Alpha Pi is the oldest and largest sorority on campus and new president Lizbeth has a busy senior year ahead of her. She’s determined to keep her sorority in good standing on campus after a year on academic probation. She’s trying to manage the new sorority house manager, Mrs. C, who has her own ideas about how to support the sorority sisters. All while trying to find balance with her own academic goals to complete an honors thesis, graduate, and decide her future plans.

The last thing Lizbeth expects is her anger when Wil, a new member of the Alpha Pi fraternity, pushes every one of her buttons. Lizbeth finds Wil, a new transfer to the university with his best friend, to be rude, snobby, and judgmental. Even though she tries to avoid him, he seems to be everywhere, scowling with displeasure when he sees her. That is, until his Thanksgiving proclamation of love. That causes Lizbeth to reconsider how she sees the world.

You can find Phi Alpha Pi on Goodreads

You can buy Phi Alpha Pi here:
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Check out the first book in this series!
Modern Persuasion
“Tension builds as they each learn about the current version of the person they once loved and resolve the ramifications of their choices.”Links:
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Sara MarksAbout the Author:
Born in Boston, MA and raised in Miami, FL, Sara Marks has two masters degrees and plans to never stop getting over educated. She likes the idea of having all the academic regalia she can ever possess and winning with the most degrees in her family. By day she’s an academic librarian. In what little free time she has, she also knits and plays with her dog Cedric Doggory.

You can find and contact Sara Marks here:
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Giveaways
There are two tour wide giveaways during the blog tour of Phi Alpha Pi! There is a US Only Giveaway for a prize pack and an international giveaway for 14 e-copies and a print copy of Phi Alpha Pi!US Only Giveaway
One winner will win a Prize Pack containing:
– Mrs. C’s homemade officers shirt in Comic Sans (you pick XL or XXL)
– A Phi Alpha Pi sorority sticker, candle, and bracelet (some of the items mentioned in the story).
– An illustration by cover designer Risa Rodil
– A rooster dishtowel (so you can make cock jokes with Lizbeth and Wil)
– Autographed printed copies of Modern Persuasion, A Little More Modern Persuasion, and Phi Alpha Pi (not pictured)
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Pas De Deux by Lynn Turner Bookstagram blitz

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This is my stop during the bookstagram blitz for Pas De Deux by Lynn Turner. This bookstagram blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. Read on for more information about this book, some teaser images, and a giveaway! This bookstagram blitz runs from 7 till 11 May. See the tour schedule here.

Pas De DeuxPas De Deux
By Lynn Turner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: May 11, 2018

Blurb:
It’s said the artist is born of a damaged soul…

Wilhelmina Allende is a prima ballerina. When tragedy turns her beloved Paris into a gilded cage, she jumps at the chance to work with one of the most prolific choreographers she’s ever seen. But Zack’s style is way out of her comfort zone. So is his teaching method. And his humor. And his everything. He’s a charming little connard. It’s hard not to like him. Merde. What has she gotten herself into?

Zachary Coen’s first musical is opening on Broadway. Much like his life, it’s anything but conventional, so hiring Mina is simply out of the question. She’s too…classical. Too perfect. She’s all wrong for the role. Then he meets her in person and sees her cracks. Her broken pieces. How unique and beautiful each one is. And he can’t help but notice how her edges seem to fit his…perfectly.

Just when teaming up seems to be working, the monsters they’ve kept hidden threaten to rip it all apart.

You can find Pas De Deux on Goodreads

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Teaser Images

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Lynn TurnerAbout the Author:
Lynn Turner is dedicated to writing inclusive stories that explore what it means to be imperfectly human. She is convinced she would have made a great Gilmore Girl, that writing about herself in third-person is weird, and that Colin Firth is the best Mr. Darcy (don’t fight her on this). When she isn’t writing and adulting, she’s tackling her monstrous TBR list, TV-binging, traveling, or watching old Samantha Brown travelogue videos and wishing she had her job. She and her husband share their home in California with their two extraordinary children and their sometimes cat, Bowie.

You can find and contact Lynn Turner here:
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Giveaway
There is a tour wide giveaway for the bookstagram blitz for Pas De Deux. One lucky winner will win a signed copy of Pas De Deux plus author swag (see picture). Open International.
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Phi Alpha Pi by Sara Marks *~* Cover Reveal *~*

Today is the cover reveal for Phi Alpha Pi by Sara Marks. The cover is designed by Risa Rodil. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. Read on to see the cover, discover more about this book and check out the first book in this series.

Phi Alpha PiPhi Alpha Pi (21st Century Austen #2)
by Sara Marks
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: New Adult, Adult
Release Date: May 28, 2018

Blurb:
Phi Alpha Pi is the oldest and largest sorority on campus and new president Lizbeth has a busy senior year ahead of her. She’s determined to keep her sorority in good standing on campus after a year on academic probation. She’s trying to manage the new sorority house manager, Mrs. C, who has her own ideas about how to support the sorority sisters. All while trying to find balance with her own academic goals to complete an honors thesis, graduate, and decide her future plans.

The last thing Lizbeth expects is her anger when Wil, a new member of the Alpha Pi fraternity, pushes every one of her buttons. Lizbeth finds Wil, a new transfer to the university with his best friend, to be rude, snobby, and judgmental. Even though she tries to avoid him, he seems to be everywhere, scowling with displeasure when he sees her. That is, until his Thanksgiving proclamation of love. That causes Lizbeth to reconsider how she sees the world.

You can find Phi Alpha Pi on Goodreads

You can watch the book trailer on Youtube

Check out the first book in this series!
Modern Persuasion
“Tension builds as they each learn about the current version of the person they once loved and resolve the ramifications of their choices.”Links:
Goodreads
Amazon
B&N
Kobo

Sara MarksAbout the Author:
Born in Boston, MA and raised in Miami, FL, Sara Marks has two masters degrees and plans to never stop getting over educated. She likes the idea of having all the academic regalia she can ever possess and winning with the most degrees in her family. By day she’s an academic librarian. In what little free time she has, she also knits and plays with her dog Cedric Doggory.

You can find and contact Sara Marks here:
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The Most Special Chosen by Rachel de la Fuente

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This is my stop during the blog tour for The Most Special Chosen by Rachel de la Fuente. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. Read the whole post to discover more about this book, find some links to some character interviews, some video teasers and there are two giveaways! The blog tour runs from 5 till 18 March. See the tour schedule here.

The Most Special ChosenThe Most Special Chosen (Exalted Bloodlines #1)
By Rachel de la Fuente
Genre: Paranormal Drama/ Paranormal Romance
Age category: New Adult/ Adult
Release Date: March 3, 2018

Blurb:
Elysabeth Vance is so determined not to be lost in her obsession that she refuses to see what’s right in front of her.

Damien is so afraid of ruining his only chance at happiness that he’s blind to Elysabeth’s obsession.

Once they open their eyes to what they have, nearly incomprehensible secrets will be revealed. After all, fate happens, even if you don’t believe in it.

You can find The Most Special Chosen on Goodreads

You can buy The Most Special Chosen on Amazon

Meet the characters!
The author did some character interviews with her characters on her blog, check them out:
Selene Delanciennes
Shawn Dooley
Damien Delanciennes
Elysabeth Vance

Video Teasers
And check out these two video teasers on YouTube:
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Excerpt, Chapter 1

This is your car? It’s beautiful.” He motions for me to enter, and I’m thankful he doesn’t comment on how close my comment was to a moan. Gorgeous and a gentleman. He’s getting better and better. I run my hand down the body as I walk to the door. He tenses as I do so, making me wonder where his mind has gone.

Damien clears his throat. “Yes, this is my car. I am glad you approve. You should have none but the best conveyance.” Again he motions for me to enter the car, and this time I do.

“Thank you. That’s sweet of you to say.” He closes the door with a nod before walking around the car and getting in.

“So, what kind of car is this?”

“It is a Veyron. A good vehic

le.”

“I’ll say.”

Damien chuckles as he turns the key. The radio blares to life playing glam rock, and he reaches forward to change the station.

I catch his hand to stop him. “Don’t change it.”

Damien glances at me, obviously surprised. “I would never have guessed that you like this kind of music.”

Don’t judge a book by its cover, gorgeous. “Damien, you just met me. There’s a lot that you would never guess.” I briefly wonder what music he thought I would like. Then again, I like such a variety that he’s probably right anyway.

“I would like to get to know you better, then.”

Perfect. I smile slightly, trying not to give away my excitement. “I’d like to get to know you better as well.”

We settle into a comfortable silence, listening to music, and before I know it, we’re at this cute little café. It seems like Damien is instantly at my side of the car and opening my door. My eyebrows hit my hairline when he offers me his hand as I step out.

“Oh, wow.” I tear my eyes away from his hand and meet his gaze. “Thank you.” His eyes fill with delight when my hand touches his.

“It is simply proper manners, Chérie.”

“Is it? Then most guys don’t bother with them.”

He offers me another of those wicked grins as we walk to the café door. “Ah, but I am not most guys, E-ly-sa-beth.” He draws out my name, making it sound far more elegant than I’m used to hearing.

I hope my answering smile is appropriately flirty. “I may have noticed.”

Damien holds the door to the café open for me with a slight bow, but his eyes never leave my own. “After you.” Despite my best attempts to never prejudge someone, it’s difficult to reconcile his appearance and actions.

“Thank you.” There’s no line, so we walk straight up to the cashier. The pretty, blonde, buxom cashier who’s eyeing Damien like a block of chocolate. She gives me a cursory glance, then focuses her gaze on him, as though I’m of no consequence.

“What can I get you today?” She’s obviously trying to make her voice low and sultry. I’m surprised she’s not batting her eyelashes.

Damien looks down at me, either clueless, or ignoring her. “Elysabeth, what would you like?”

“A medium hot chocolate, with whipped cream, please.” I offer the cashier a victorious smile.

She writes my order on a cup. “Name?” She barks out, sounding completely different.

“Lys.” She scrawls something illegible then smiles back up at Damien. “And what can I get you?” Her voice is back to sultry. The invitation is e

xcruciatingly obvious.

“A medium dark roast coffee, for Damien.”

“Okay, would you like anything else, Damien?” I roll my eyes at the way she licks her lips. Could she be any more obvious?

“That will be all.” Is it wishful thinking, or does he sound a little annoyed? Her smile falls into a scowl. Silly girl. I almost hide my smile.

“Fine. That will be $6.12.” I open my purse to pull out my wallet, but Damien puts his hand over mine to stop me.

“I offered to buy you a drink.” Not really having anything to say against that, I nod. He hands the cashier a black AmEx. Wow. She runs it and hands it back to him with a scowl. Sore loser, apparently.

We walk away from the register to wait. “Thanks for my drink, Damien.”

“It was my pleasure, Elysabeth. I hope you do not mind me askin

g, but do you prefer to be called Lys?”

I’m not entirely sure how to answer that one. “Usually yes. My friends have been calling me Lys since I was little. But it started because they couldn’t say my name correctly. You do.” I grin at him. “I really like how elegant you make my name sound.”

He steps closer to me, and the café disappears. “Then I will continue to call you Elysabeth.” His quiet voice zips through me like electricity. I find myself trapped by his gaze, only breaking loose when the barista calls out my order.

 

 

About the Author:Rachel de la Fuente Rachel de la Fuente (meaning of the fountain) lives in Maryland with the love of her life

and two furry children that meow. The Most Special Chosen is her first novel, but it’s hardly her first story. She’s been writing since elementary school, and telling stories since she could speak. She is an avid fountain pen enthusiast with a bit of an ink problem, and often writes book notes and sections of stories by hand.

Rachel was born and raised in southern California, but spent many summers with family in Mexico. Her parents loved traveling, so she also spent many vacations in various locations, soaking up foreign cultures and sights. She still loves to travel, and is committed to crossing all of the locations off her bucket list.

Rachel is a proud Slytherin, and when not writing, spends much of her free time reading, cross stitching, and watching documentaries.

You can find and contact Rachel de la Fuente here:
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Giveaways
There are two giveaways during the blog tour for The Most Special Chosen! One of the giveaways is US Only and the other one is open International.

US Giveaway
One winner wins the following prizes:
• A signed copy of The Most Special Chosen
• An eBook copy of The Most Special Chosen
• A sheet of Exalted Bloodlines series round stickers
• An Exalted Bloodlines logo cutout sticker
• An eBook copy of Elysabeth and Shawn, the Prequel Series
• A bookmark with The Most Special Chosen tagline

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