The Turning Point Release Day Blitz


I am so excited to share my third novel with all of you, Sophia and Lucas were so much fun to write and I hope you enjoy reading their love story! 

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The Turning Point Blurb:

It’s funny how a piece of paper can change your life-a diploma, a ticket . . . a plain, white envelope

For as long as I could remember, I was the girl with the plan. Good college, good medical school, good career. I would save lives instead of standing by helplessly, watching while they slipped away.

That was before my father called for the first time in fifteen years to tell me about the terminal illness stealing his life-an illness that might be stealing mine, too. It was before he gave me the name of a doctor and a plane ticket to Italy. Before I flew across an ocean. Before I realized how brilliantly bright life could be. Before I met Lucas.

He’s everything I’ve always wanted, and the timing couldn’t be worse. I can’t do this to him-he deserves so much better. My head tells me I can’t afford to fall in love with Lucas, but my heart won’t listen. Lucas is fearless about the future, while I’m not even sure I have one. There’s only one way to know what’s ahead and it’s waiting for me at home inside a plain, white envelope.

All I have to do, is open it . . .

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What’s a book birthday without presents?!


Congratulations to Marie Landry, winner of this prize pack! 

Autographed Copy of THE TURNING POINT


Italian Horn Keychain (just like Lucas’s in the book!)

2016 Italy Desk Calendar

Thanks for celebrating with me, loves! Enjoy THE TURNING POINT!


PIXELATED Release Week Blitz & GIVEAWAY!!!






I am so excited to host the author of PIXELATED, the YA contemporary romance by L.S. Murphy!! If this book isn’t on your To-Be-Read list, then it should be (*ahem* you can add it here: Add to Goodreads).

Not only is L.S. celebrating her release, she also signed on to do a guest post on piracy, which you can read below, but first let’s celebrate PIXELATED!!! *releases balloon drop and throws confetti*


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Senior Year. 

Middle of nowhere. 

What’s the new girl to do?

For Piper Marks, the answer is simple. She’s determined to have her photography rock the cover of National Geographic someday, and moving to Clarkton, Iowa for her last year of high school is not going to stop her. Even if her usual subjects have changed from bright lights and skyscrapers to fields, cows…and more fields. 

But when photographer at the local paper quits in a huff, she steps into his spot. Her new job keeps Piper busy capturing tackles, and zooming in on first downs and end zone dances, not to mention putting her directly in the path of varsity football star Les Williams IV. Her new friends warn her off, but she can’t resist the pull she feels toward this mysterious country boy. But this small town is keeping a secret, and it’s one that could destroy any chance they have to be together. 

It’s up to Piper to decide what to do with the distorted truth. Can she risk exposing her heart? It might be worth it, ’cause Les is about to change her world from black and white to fully saturated color. 

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Praise for Pixelated:
“In Pixelated, L.S. Murphy weaves a complex web of secrets and lies with a ‘will they or won’t they’ romance that kept me turning pages and holding my breath!” ~ Julie Reece, author of The Artisans and Crux

“Beautifully written, with a full spectrum of emotion and complex characters, Pixelated will tug at all your heartstrings. I easily lost myself in the world L.S. Murphy created and couldn’t stop reading because I needed to see how the story ended.” ~ Kelly Oram, author of Cinder & Ella

“L.S. Murphy brings something for every reader with Pixelated: romance, secrets, mystery, and a main character torn between two choices. Murphy’s writing is sharp and steeped in emotions, deftly hooking her readers from the first sentence to the last.” ~ Sarah Bromley, author of A Murder Of Magpies 



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L.S. Murphy obsesses about St. Louis Cardinals baseball, fangirls over her favorite   authors, and watches every
episode of Doctor Who like it’s the first time. When she’s not doing those time-consuming things, the former farm-girl turned city slicker turned suburbanite writes sweet romances for teens and adults.

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It’s PIXELATED’s book birthday, so naturally, there has to be a gift, right? How about a $25 Amazon Gift Card? To enter the giveaway, click on the link below!


$25 Amazon Gift Card Rafflecopter Giveaway!!! 

I also want to thank L.S. for putting together this short message on piracy. Take it away, L.S….

Back in March, before PIXELATED was even on NetGalley or had eARCS available, I discovered something disturbing. Of course, googling isn’t always going to bring sunshine and roses, but I digress.

I searched for PIXELATED just to see if it would pop up on any blogs. Lo and behold, I stumbled across a discussion thread. Someone had asked where they could get my book for free.

Um… excuse me?

Well, for one, it hasn’t been released yet. For another, go to the library. For a third, WHAT?

Now, a few peeps responded that it’s never okay to download books from the internet illegally. Yay them. They also directed her to some sites for purchase and recommended she request the title from her library.

So all good, eh?

Of course not. Silly me. I kept reading. It turned from “don’t do piracy” to “another author pulling the wool over our eyes.” I’m not sure how I’m pulling the wool over someone’s eyes. I work a full-time job. Most authors do. It’s almost impossible to make a living as an author these days. Yeah, there are some that do. Great for them. But they’re in the 1%.

I’m not out to get rich. Don’t get me wrong, I would LOVE to be in the 1%. But I’m not doing this for free either. I work my tail off. All authors do, even the 1%. I sacrifice time with my family, my friends, and even downtime to relax. All because I love to write.

And I worked my rear off to get an agent who worked her rear off to get me a deal.

None of us are doing this for free.

So, the next time you hear someone saying all authors are rich, remember me. I may be sitting next to you at Starbucks counting change so I can have another latte to get me through another thousand words.


As an author too, I agree with everything L.S. mentioned, one hundred percent. For all authors, their agents and editors, and everyone else that’s behind the scenes when it comes to getting a book on the shelves, writing is our livelihoods. Books put food on our tables. Please do not download illegal copies of our books. We sincerely appreciate it, thank you! 


Thanks for stopping by and celebrating the release of PIXELATED!! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway above and check out L.S. Murphy’s fabulous new release, you won’t be disappointed!

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 I’m pleased to be a stop on THE REARRANGED LIFE Blog Tour! I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy of Annika Sharma’s beautiful debut and now I’m thrilled to post a my review for THE REARRANGED LIFE for Annika’s blog tour! 



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My review: 

THE REARRANGED LIFE is a poignant tale of a young Indian-American woman, proud of her Indian heritage and traditions, yet ready to embrace the American side of herself too. When the two cultures clash, Nithya is forced to make a decision that could potentially ruin the close relationship she has with her parents.

Nithya, an intelligent, decisive college senior is ready to take the next step in her college career: med school. But, she encounters some road bumps along the way. Specifically, when she meets the handsome James, an American.

Nithya isn’t supposed to fall for James. Her whole life, she’s never done anything against her parents wishes, and they wish for her to be with the nice Indian boy, Nishanth…and he is nice. Ms. Sharma does a fabulous job of showing both of Nithya’s choices, which are equally wonderful. Nithya is drawn to both guys and each of them have endearing qualities.

As I read, my heart hurt for Nithya and her suitors, because I knew she could be happy with either of them. I liked both boys and didn’t want to see either one get hurt. But, like real life, choices aren’t easy and someone will be the inevitable looser. Ms. Sharma portray’s Nithya’s struggle beautifully. If she chooses James, Nishanth will be hurt, and she runs the risk of disgracing her conservative Indian family. If she chooses Nishanth, James gets hurt. And ultimately, Nithya, our lovely protagonist, will experience a degree of loss and hurt in making her decision as well.

THE REARRANGED LIFE is a quiet story that gets under your skin. It has characters you’ll connect with on a deeper level. You’ll experience their joy and feel their pain as if it were your own. This is a story that will stay with you long after you finish reading. I’m looking forward to seeing what Ms. Sharma has in store next!


Annika  About Annika: 

Annika Sharma was born in New Delhi and brought up in the United States, where she moved with her parents as a baby. A proud alum, she graduated from Penn State University with dual degrees in Biobehavioral Health and Neuro-Psychology, and minors in Biology and Human Development and Family Studies. She received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education before pursuing her dreams of becoming a writer, landing her agent Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Group while daylighting as a preschool teacher. The Rearranged Life, her first novel, was written in the month before graduate school.

Annika, a Gryffindor and Scorpio, spends much of her time dreaming of adventure, working on her next book, going on Starbucks runs with family and friends, shopping online and watching superhero movies.

The Rearranged Life will hit shelves on May 15th, 2015, published by Curiosity Quills Press.

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Twitter: @AnnikaSharma