Newly Revised: The American and the Brit by Kate Young and Julie Bromley

Laughter is contagious, let’s start an epidemic!
And at the end of the day, what’s a fart between friends? 
 
 
The American and The Brit ~ Kate Young & Julie Bromley.

Available NOW on Kindle Unlimited
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**NEWLY REVISED & EDITED BY NY BOOK EDITORS**

Life isn’t easy.
Just ask American born Phoebe Hawkins and British born Lizbeth Bates, two insecure women in their mid twenties who are trying to stay positive in the face of their own awkwardness, chaos, and utter humiliation.
Friends for nearly ten years, Phoebe and Liz are well aware that neither of their brains possesses a filter. After Liz moves from the UK to America the two accidentally land jobs at an up and coming media company that is testing their very own version of a modern day Dear Abby/Agony Aunt advice column.
Laughter, tears and inappropriate behavior follow as the two desperately try to live up to their role as The American and The Brit.
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Links –
Amazon US – http://amzn.to/1Ivdyv1
Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1NyGFxk
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Foreword
Penning a foreword is something that I can now cross off on my bucket list. This book is a perfect fit for me. Why you ask? My Dad is a Yank, aka American and my Mum is a Limey, aka Brit. Yes, I’m very blessed to have my feet in both worlds. 
The co-authored The American and The Brit is seamlessly written and I appreciate this as I’ve collaborated on four books with my son, Adam and can understand how difficult these type projects can be. 
Hilarious from start to finish, you will surely be entertained. Phoebe and Liz draw you in from the first page with their relatable situational dilemmas.
I wish the authors, a real American and a real Brit much success, what am I saying? It will be a success.

 

~ Carol Kunz aka USA Today Bestselling Author Amanda Jason aka the C. in C.A. Kunz
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Authors
 
 Kate Young
 
Kate Young writes fantasy. Dark, edgy and sexy fantasy books with a strong female lead for adults, exciting adventurous fantasy books for teens and a fun comedy series for New Adults. Kate is a non-conformist with a coffee and dark chocolate addiction. She loves the ocean, the sun, traveling, reading and spending time with her kids and hubby. 

You can keep up with her at…
 

Adult 18+ 
The Nephilim Warrior Series is available: Prophecy Of The Female Warrior, Destiny Of The Female Warrior, Blood Kiss and Warrior Redeemed. Wicked Night (A Nephilim Warrior Novella) Should be read after Blood Moon.

The Elise Michaels Series: Coven, Dead Spell and Blood Moon

The Molly Maddison Series: Crypt Keeper, Legends Of The Crypt and This Side of The Crypt 

(Stand Alone) Eternally Bound 

YA 14+ 
The Valkyrie Diaries: Awakening and Revealing

Comedy series:
The American and The Brit
 
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Julie Bromley
 
Julie lives in the West Midlands, UK with her husband and two young boys. 

She has never once thought of becoming a writer until Kate twisted her arm up her back and convinced her that it was a great idea. Kate and Julie have been friends for just over two years and believe that they are Doppelgangers. 

Happy to be behind the scenes, Julie owns Signed Books and Stuff, a boutique UK marketing and distribution service along with support services to authors all around the globe. She P.A’s for several authors and manages Street Teams and author pages.

 
You can follow her here…
 
 
 
You can also keep up to date with Phoebe and Lizbeth (The American and The Brit) here…
 
 
Website ~ http://www.theamericanandthebrit.com~~~~~


Stay tuned for more from The American and The Brit

 
 
 

Musical Mondays 5/23/16

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How to Participate In Musical Mondays:

  1. Link your Musical Mondays post back to Escape Inside the Pages

  2. Include the instructions in your post

  3. Share anywhere from 1-3 songs that either:

    • remind you of a book you’ve read or are currently reading
    • you’ve been listening to or have discovered in the past week
    • you feel you must absolutely share with the world
  4. Link your shared songs to their Youtube video (even if it’s a lyrics video)

  5.  Paste the link to your Musical Mondays post in the Comments of my Musical Mondays post each week

  6. Have the greatest time discovering new music and artists!

AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG, FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR MUSIC IN THE COMMENTS SECTION ANYWAY!

Song I Discovered This Week/Song that Reminds Me of a Book

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The Fallen Prince by Amalie Howard vs. Feel Invincible by Skillet: I’m a little over half way through this book and just heard this song this past weekend and OMG I’M IN LOVE!! Skillet never fails to disappoint, I can’t wait for this new album!! Riven’s self struggle and battle to save her loved ones and her world totally relates to this song!

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Review: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

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Goodreads Summary:

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

My Review

I have such a hard time writing this review due to my very mixed feelings toward this fourth and final installment. I really don’t know where to begin but I hope I will still be able to fully get my point across.

After reading this series for almost three years, I was more than ready to find out how it would end, and was super excited to receive Winter much earlier from the library than expected! I was so looking forward to it being my big stress reliever during finals week. Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure that reading it during such a busy time caused me to drag on the story even more than it was already dragged on to begin with. It took me much longer than it should have to finish Winter, and I can’t help but I feel that, though I did start it during a busy time, I probably would have finished it a lot faster if the content had been more exciting in the first place!

Now I’m sure you’re thinking that I totally disliked this book just from the first paragraph, but that isn’t necessarily the case. I suppose to put it simply, I expected more from the ending of a beloved series. Don’t get me wrong, a TON of the content was amazing and everything I wanted in the last book to happen happened, but everything in between was so unnecessarily long and dragged on,it was ridiculous! Winter was quite the hefty sized book folks, coming in at a whomping 823 pages! So when I tell you there was a lot of filler, there was A LOT OF FILLER. Yes, all the events that occurred (for the most part) needed to happen for the plot to be played out the way it did; I just think there could have been a little less redundancy here and there.

Ok ok, I’m done pointing out negative things….

Winter was an entirely new experience from the other books in The Lunar Chronicles. This is the first book in the series, in which almost all of the content takes place on Luna! It was wonderful to see the story from a brand new setting and watch the characters evolve and adapt to their new environment. Probably one of the best things over all about book four was the romance between all the couples in the story. UGH SO MUCH FEELS!! I have to say, hands down, the relationship between Cress and Thorne is my absolute favorite!! In the end all romantic loose ends were tied up beautifully, and I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome!

Speaking of the ending…oh.my.goodness. So intense! I could not put the book down! Everything finally came to a head and I was on the edge of my seat! Cinder proved to be the  badass princess/queen that I knew she would be and totally took charge in every way!

Overall I was satisfied with the conclusion of The Lunar Chronicles, I just wish it had been shortened down to about half of what it was so as to have sped things along a little faster. Although, that will not stop me from recommending this series to any fantasy/scifi fan or any fan of Fairy Tail spin offs! I am definitely sad to be saying goodbye to Cinder, Thorne and the rest of the characters in the world of The Lunar Chronicles!

Buy Winter on Amazon here!

Release Week Blitz & Giveaway: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER – a young adult title about friendship, survival, and finding your voice. This incredible book is available today! Read more about this stunning new novel below and be sure to order your copy today to receive an amazing FREE fan pack while supplies last!

 

 

 

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About THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a riveting new story about friendship, survival, and finding your voice.

For some people, silence is a weapon.

For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield.

Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

 

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Register your preorder of THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER by May 20th to receive a FREE fan pack! Includes inspirational wall art, a colorful poster, and flag-as-you-read stickers. You will also get immediate access to an extended excerpt from the book.

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Praise for THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER:

“The intensity between Mouse and Rider is palpably sizzling… romance aficionados [will] lose themselves in Mouse and Rider’s smoldering glances and steamy kisses.” –Kirkus

“Armentrout’s effort to gradually coax her protagonist from her shell via a supportive, loving community succeeds, and readers looking for an inspirational comeback story will find Mallory’s to be satisfying and hopeful” –Publishers Weekly

 

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# 1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer 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, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

 

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The World of The Hunger Games Auction: MAY 2Oth

I am so very pleased to help Invaluable announce The World of The Hunger Games Auction starting May 20th beginning at 11am PST!

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The auction will feature 450 noteworthy lots. The auction features props and outfits from all four of The Hunger Games films. Items include Katniss’ Mockingjay propaganda outfit from The Mockingjay – Part 1, Katniss’ District 12 hunting bow and signature brown leather jacket from The Mockingjay – Part 2, Peeta’s arena wetsuit from Catching Fire, as well as props used by characters President Snow, Gale Hawthorne, Effie Trinket, Haymitch Abernathy, and more.

But it’s time for The Reaping for these iconic pieces of memorabilia from The Hunger Games – an amazing opportunity for fans and movie enthusiasts alike to have a chance to own these props.

 

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Here are a few lots for example:

Lot 272: Katniss Everdeen Mockingjay propaganda ensemble from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Estimated price: $15,000 – $20,000

Iconic “The Mockingjay” ensemble includes: a black canvas long sleeve zip-front jacket with interwoven nylon strap detail at the front, unique high collar piece descending into tiered shoulder pads, and integral black rubber forearm guard, a pair of black self-striped pants with cargo pockets retaining internal bias label marked “KE 5,” and a pair of black high-top boots with zipper and lace closures.

Lot 6: Katniss Everdeen hero wooden District 12 hunting bow from The Hunger Games

Estimated price: $8,000 – $12,000

Katniss’ signature hero wooden longbow used during her hunting trips with Gale in District 12. Measuring 59.75 in. long (unstrung), the longbow is crafted of dark stained wood and features wrapped twine reinforcement. Appears in The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, as well as one of the final sequences in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

Lot 446: Katniss Everdeen hunting ensemble with bow from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Estimated price: $12,000 – $15,000

Katniss’ instantly recognizable signature brown leather hunting jacket with elastic detail at sides and zipper front closure. Includes a long sleeve oatmeal henley retaining internal bias label marked “KE4,” and a pair of olive flat-front pants retaining internal bias label marked “KE 5,” an olive belt with metal buckle, and a pair of gray canvas Israeli low-lace boots.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten ADDITIONAL Things I’ve Now Learned in College

If you have been following my blog for quite some time now, then you probably read my Top Ten Things I Learned in College post that I wrote at the end of my freshman year last year. If not, check it out here! Well another (much more brutal) year has gone by, and naturally I learned a lot more stuff. In fact, I’m coming to find that in college, you learn a hell of a lot more about life than you do on the subjects you’re actually paying to learn about. I haven’t participated in a “Top Ten Tuesday” post in a while, but I thought I would create my own for this week since I just completed my sophomore year last Wednesday.

1. The toughest situations you’ll encounter will show you exactly who your real friends are: I went through quite the hellish experience over the course of the entire year in which my best friend decided not to be my friend anymore (very long story put shortly). However, as I was losing her, I came to grow closer with many of my other friends and gained so much more from any loss I had.

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2. If you have the right study group then there’s nothing you can’t do: my study group for Organic Chemistry this year got me through week after week of late nighters and helped motivate me to push through! There was nothing we couldn’t accomplish together!

3. Networking is the key to everything: networking is one of the best things you can do in order to move forward with your goals. I was able to find my summer jobs through networking and a lot of my friends I met through other friends. You’ll be surprised at how helpful it can be. I was even able to get most of my textbooks through friends of friends etc.

4. If you want housing off campus, PUT A LOT OF EFFORT into finding the best place: hence where more networking comes in! The perfect place for you is out there, nobody said you have to settle, you just have to be willing to put in the work for it.

5. Sometimes it’s ok to choose your own happiness over others’: when you let go of what brings you down and finally decide to accept how much you matter, you will be surprised at how free you will feel!

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6. Just when you think you can’t handle any more stress, you will be surprised to discover that you can: there were so many times during the school year that I would be feeling overwhelmed by not only my school load but my personal life drama as well.  I thought I couldn’t take anymore, but there is definitely no truer saying that God doesn’t give you more than you can handle. There is always a way to make it through the tough times, you just can’t give up.

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7. If you over indulge in comfort food while studying for finals, it will come back to bite you:  I had not planned on starting my summer on a diet until I realized how bad that comfort food got me in this last month of school. Comfort food is totally ok, just in duration…

8. (Contrary to #7) Take a Physical Education Class: So yes, I may have over eaten toward the end, but it was at least stemmed a little by the fact that I was enrolled in a Kickboxing class this past semester! Kickboxing is an AMAZING stress reliever, there is nothing like punching and kicking things to really make a girl feel better!

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9. No matter what, there is ALWAYS time for Netflix: another great stress reliever, and sure you may lose sleep but hey it will be worth it!

10. Don’t feel bad if you aren’t able to work during the school year, but definitely be sure to work: I have plenty of friends who work during the year and plenty who don’t (including myself) it all depends on what you think you can handle, but no matter what, finding a job and working a job is so very valuable during any time of the year. Especially if you want to be able to afford those summer road trip plans with your friends!

Musical Mondays 5/16/16

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How to Participate In Musical Mondays:

  1. Link your Musical Mondays post back to Escape Inside the Pages

  2. Include the instructions in your post

  3. Share anywhere from 1-3 songs that either:

    • remind you of a book you’ve read or are currently reading
    • you’ve been listening to or have discovered in the past week
    • you feel you must absolutely share with the world
  4. Link your shared songs to their Youtube video (even if it’s a lyrics video)

  5.  Paste the link to your Musical Mondays post in the Comments of my Musical Mondays post each week

  6. Have the greatest time discovering new music and artists!

AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG, FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR MUSIC IN THE COMMENTS SECTION ANYWAY!

Song I’ve Been Listening to this Week

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Fare Thee Well by Marcus Mumford and Oscar Issac: this song played in one of the new Supernatural episodes a few weeks back and I instantly fell in love!