Blog Tour, Review, & GIVEAWAY: Six Little Secrets by Katlyn Duncan







Six Little Secrets

Title: Six Little Secrets
Author: Katlyn Duncan
Pub. Date: November 24, 2017
Publisher: HQ Digital
Pages: 150
Format: Egalley from the Publisher (it is available on ebook)
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Some secrets can never stay hidden for long...

Six teenagers meet in Saturday detention: a brain, a beauty, a cheerleader, a rebel, a recluse, and the new girl.

But someone is watching. Someone has made sure that they are all in the same room at the same time. Someone knows that each of them is hiding a terrible secret...

...and by the end of detention, everyone will know the truth. 


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Where do I start with this awesome book.. let's start with the suspense. It is suspenseful from the beginning to the end. Six Little Secrets is one of the best suspense novels that I have ever read. If you love mystery and suspense novels, then you should check this one out!

When I started reading this book, it reminded me so much of The Breakfast Club movie based in the 80s. I am that old, as I enjoyed the movie when I was just a kid and I still enjoy this movie to this day. The setting in the novel was based inside a school in the library. Similar to The Breakfast Club. That's where the similarities start to diverge as the characters go through much different circumstances.

I loved all the characters except one that left me feeling a bit uneasy. I enjoyed the way that each character was introduced in their own section of the book where we find out how they ended up in detention on a Saturday in the library. I loved learning about each of the characters' family life, school friends, and their bad habits. We also start to learn about how each of them are connected, which is where things start to get really good!

I thought the writing was amazing. The way that Katlyn Duncan told the story made you feel like you were right there as one of the characters, like you present in the library with them. The book went by so fast, there was absolutely no slow parts.

In this novel, I started to realize how funny life can be. You can make one mistake and it can haunt you for the rest of your life or ruin somebody else's life. And that, sometimes in life you should pay attention to everything around you because you never know what might happen and how it can affect everybody around you. Or otherwise know, as karma.

I would reread this book again because it was so deliciously good. I've never read anything by Katlyn Duncan before, but I would love to read another one of her books. Hopefully a sequel to this book.








Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in New England. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her ever since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.
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Book Review: Autoboyagraphy by Christina Lauren

AutoboyographyTitle: Autoboyagraphy
Author: Christina Lauren
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
Pages: 416
Publisher: Simon & Schuster For Young Readers
Source: Publisher
Format: e-ARC
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary/LGBT

          

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.
But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.
It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him. 

Imagine when a book touches on something that is personal to you. A character in which you can relate to. A story line that has a lasting impression on you Imagine a book that makes you feel like you are seeing your life told through the words on the page. Has that ever happened for you. For me, it has. In this case Autoboyography is the story that has a left a mark on me.

Following Tanner, dared by his best friend, Autumn, to take a seminar class where you write a book in four months, he does it in hopes of coming out with a book. However, after his first class and seeing Sebastian Brother, his mentor, he knows he might be coming out with a lot more. Over the next four months, Tanner must mask his feelings for the Mormon prodigy while trying to write a book that is a lot harder than he thought, especially since it follows his life and he doesn’t know the ending.

I connected really well with Tanner. Not just because he is gay but more so because of his personality. At first he realizes what can be at stake if he were to come out and profess his feelings for Sebastian the community could respond in a negative way. However, when feelings are not just one sided, let’s talk about complicated.

What was so great about this book was how raw the story was. This is someone’s actual story. The characters remind of actual people, the feelings, the confusion, the overall love for each other, all of these are someone’s and this is why this story is perfect. Christina Lauren tackle a book that can get complicated but do it with such ease that writing a book seems effortless.

If there is a book that can get you out of any reading slump, it’s this one. Am I wanting a novella that takes place a few months later, uggghhh YES! I am so happy I read this book and I am excited to see what else this writing duo has. Have you heard of this book? Have you read it? If not, I have found your next read.




 

Blog Tour + Giveaway: TREMONTAINE by SerialBox (Multiple Authors)


Title: TREMONTAINE
Authors: Ellen Kushner, Joel Derfner, Karen Lord, Delia Sherman, Racheline Maltese, Paul Witcover, Tessa Gratton, and Liz Duffy Adams
Pub. Date: October 11, 2017
Publisher: Serial Box
Formats: eBook & Audiobook

Since launching last year, serial fiction startup Serial Box has been featured from coast to coast including stories on NPR, Wired, BuzzFeed and i09. Serial Box was called “a godsend for a niche market of readers” by The Chicago Tribune.

As one of the flagship serials from Serial Box with tens of thousands of readers across multiple platforms, Tremontaine has made waves in the serial, LGBTQ, and fan fiction community.

Tremontaine introducers readers to a world where ambition, love affairs, and rivalries dance with deadly results. In this serial, Ellen Kushner and a team of writers return readers to the world of scandal and swordplay introduced in her cult-classic novel Swordspoint. Readers familiar with the series will find a welcome homecoming while new fans will learn what makes Riverside a place they will want to visit again and again. Tremontaine follows Diane, Duchess Tremontaine, whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; Rafe Fenton, a handsome young scholar with more passion than sense; Ixkaab Balam, a tradeswoman from afar with skill for swords and secrets; and Micah, a gentle genius whose discoveries herald revolution. Sparks fly as these four lives intersect in a world where politics is everything, and outcasts are the tastemakers.
Team-written by some of today’s most exciting authors, Tremontaine season 3 is brought to you by Ellen Kushner, Joel Derfner, Karen Lord, Delia Sherman, Racheline Maltese, Paul Witcover, Tessa Gratton, and Liz duffy Adams.

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Ellen Kushner
 Ellen Kushner unites her talents and insights as a writer, performer, and cultural maven in one sleek package: she is the author of acclaimed works of literary fantasy, an award-winning audio book narrator and stage performer, the creator and former host of public radio's national series Sound & Spirit, and a popular teacher and lecturer. 
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Joel DerfnerJoel Derfner is from South Carolina, where his great-grandmother had an affair with George Gershwin. After fleeing the south as soon as he possibly could, he got a B.A. in linguistics from Harvard. He is currently a writer and composer in New York City. He is also or has also been a knitter, step aerobics instructor, cheerleader, go-go boy, and math teacher.
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Karen Lord

Karen Lord is Barbadian, born in 1968. She is a writer and research consultant, BSc, MSc, MPhil, PhD. She has written novels that have received many awards. She builds worlds, one word at a time.
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Delia ShermanDelia Sherman is a fantasy writer and editor. She was born in Tokyo and brought up in New York City. She is the author of the novels Through a Brazen Mirror, The Porcelain Dove (a Mythopoeic Award Winner), and Changeling. She lives in New York City with her wife and sometime collaborator, Ellen Kushner.
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Racheline MalteseRacheline Maltese is a queer writer living a big life from a small space. She flies planes, sails boats, and rides horses, but as a native New Yorker, has no idea how to drive a car. She is a performer and storyteller focused on themes of celebrity, gender, desire and mourning. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and their two cats.
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Paul WitcoverPaul Witcover is the author of Waking Beauty, and has also written a biography of Zora Neale Hurston and numerous short stories. He is the co-creator, with Elizabeth Hand, of the cult comic book series Anima and has served as the curator of the New York Review of Science Fiction reading series. His work has also appeared on HBO. He lives and writes in New York City.
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Tessa GrattonTessa Gratton has wanted to be a paleontologist or a wizard since she was seven. Alas, she turned out too impatient to hunt dinosaurs, but is still searching for a someone to teach her magic. After traveling the world with her military family, she acquired a BA in Gender Studies, then settled down in Kansas with her partner, her cats, and her mutant dog. She now spends her days staring at the sky and telling lots of stories about magic.
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Liz Duffy AdamsLiz Duffy Adams' Goodreads page.






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