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What’s Up Wednesday & #YABbootcamp Check-In

Good Afternoon 🙂 It’s Wednesday and today I’m combining my weekly ‘What’s Up Wednesday’ post with my weekly YABbootcamp Check-in (yay efficiency)! What I’m Reading    Last week I finished reading my ARC of The Summer I Wasn’t Me (which is now out). It was amazing!!! My review and an interview with the author is to… Read more »

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Writer Recharge Challenge 2014

This February I’m participating in Writer Recharge hosted by Alison Miller, Liz Parker, Elodie Nowodazkij, Sara Biren & Katy Upperman! What’s Writer Recharge? “It’s a month-long motivational challenge similar to last summer’s Ready. Set. Write! So many of us benefited from setting goals, connecting with other writers, and social media-based accountability. So, let’s do it again! Whether you’re delighting next… Read more »

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SKY’S END by Lesley Young

by Lesley Young Book Blurb A secret she must never share. A secret that two warring species are determined to control. A universe’s future at stake. Twenty-year-old Cassiel Winters joins Earth’s new space academy in hopes of finding her brother, one of Command’s top pilots and her only family, who’s been reported MIA. But she… Read more »

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Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor

by Kara Taylor Book Blurb In this breathtaking debut that reads like Gossip Girl crossed with Twin Peaks, a Queen Bee at a blue-blooded New England prep school stumbles into a murder mystery. Anne Dowling practically runs her exclusive academy on New York’s Upper East Side—that is, until she accidentally burns part of it down… Read more »

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Proxy by Alex London

by Alex London Book Blurb Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced… Read more »

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MAAAIIIIIIILLLLLLLLL Time!!!!!

Yep, I just got mail *sings Blue’s Clues mail song*!!! And while all mail doesn’t make me want to wag my tail, there’s something special about book mail. I went to the post office expecting the package my mom sent me, and came back with my ARC of ALL OUR YESTERDAY’S (of course, the package… Read more »

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HEIR OF ISIS Excerpt

I’ve always believed that pure loneliness occurs most in large groups, that feeling of being present yet not there, on the outside looking into my own life where I was another passerby. Entering Cairo’s Khan El-Khalili bazaar, I felt exactly that. People zoomed in and out the aisles that were as layered as the Amazon Rain Forest while I stood in the middle of the madness, fighting for my sanity.

Of course, if I hadn’t lost it after years of being homeless, I doubted I would now. Brushing my thick, curly hair aside, I sighed. Homeless, once again. It did have its perks, though. When it was time to move, again I wouldn’t have to worry about saying goodbye. I could grab my things and go, leaving behind an empty carcass of a house or apartment that we never filled to begin with. At least that’s what I’ve always told myself. When you’ve moved as much as I have, you start caring more about how to get from Point A to Point B and less about the journey itself.

The Sun’s hot rays darted upon me like lasers, and I regretted not wearing sunscreen. Sure, as I always told my mom, I was just dark enough to where I didn’t burn. Still, the Sun had no problems with peeling my skin as easily as one might a Clementine.

Sweat leaked through my t-shirt, plastering it to my body. I started to walk toward a cluster of shady trees but before I was halfway, the squeal of one of my new classmates interrupted me.

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WIP Updates!!!!

Super fun & exciting updates for my baby aka my work-in-progress, BLOOD OF ISIS!!!!! -Patrice

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New Books!!!

(pure joy) I love new books!!!   New books bring new excitement and adventure(s). For instance, today I went by my college mailroom and came back with my ARC of PODs. I’ll be participating in Spencer Hill Press’ blog tour of PODs.  You can look forward to my review of the book on June 5th…. Read more »

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It’s Here!!! Release Day: The Super Spies and the Pied Piper

The third book in the Super Spies Series is finally here! Below are the cover, blurb, and an excerpt! To celebrate this new release the first two books are on sale for $.99! (I’ve posted links to my reviews of them below) It’s a really fun series of friendship, mystery, and adventure you won’t want… Read more »