2014 Debut Author Giveaway Hop

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Hey Addicts, I'm taking part in the 2014 Debut Author Giveaway Hop---hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Bookhounds and featuring books released in 2014 by Debut Authors (First Time Authors). I've picked some of the ones that have caught my eye and are all on my TBR list. I have varied interests, when it comes to what catches my eye, but I admit I have a real weakness for retellings! Thus why I've included 2 King Arthur books in my 2014 Debut Author list for this hop. Make is lathe way to the bottom of the post and you'll see the links to all the other 70+ blogs taking part in this hop and you'll see the rafflecopter we've got set up with a pretty cool prize pack, if I do say so myself. 5 ya books that I will ship to one lucky winner! The rafflecopter is below with a picture of the books I'm giving away posted above!
Time to check out my 5 chosen books! 
Dream Boy
by Mary Crockett (Goodreads Author)Madelyn Rosenberg (Goodreads Author)
Annabelle Manning feels like she’s doing time at her high school in Chilton, Virginia. She has her friends at her lunchtime table of nobodies. What she doesn’t have are possibilities. Or a date for Homecoming. Things get more interesting at night, when she spends time with the boy of her dreams. But the blue-eyed boy with the fairytale smile is just that—a dream. Until the Friday afternoon he walks into her chemistry class.

One of friends suspects he’s an alien. Another is pretty sure it’s all one big case of deja vu. While Annabelle doesn’t know what to think, she’s willing to believe that the charming Martin Zirkle may just be her dream come true. But as Annabelle discovers the truth behind dreams—where they come from and what they mean—she is forced to face a dark reality she had not expected. More than just Martin has arrived in Chilton. As Annabelle learns, if dreams can come true, so can nightmares.

by L.H. Nicole (Goodreads Author)
Aliana Fagan spent her childhood traveling the world, dreaming of legendary heroes and mythical lands. But after the sudden death of her parents, she hides behind the safety of her camera and her art until a vivid recurring dream compels her to dig into her father's research about Avalon and Camelot. When she is hurled into a magical realm by forces she thought were only the stuff of fairy tales, she finds herself thrown into an adventure she could never have imagined. Nearly everything she thought she knew about Arthurian legend was wrong.
The independent eighteen-year-old is shocked to find that the people of Avalon think that she is the Destined One, the only person who can summon King Arthur back to life from his hidden chamber. Most surprising of all is that it's up to her to lead the Knights of the Round Table on an epic quest—an adventure that will transport them across the seven magic realms to reclaim all that has been lost so they can defeat the evil Mordrid for good. But first, she must bring the ancient warriors into her world and reunite them with their lost brothers. Chaperoning the legendary knights-with-a-chivalry-complex as they navigate the modern world is a constant challenge, and she certainly never thought she'd be caught between her intense feelings for the noble Sir Galahad and her growing friendship with the King.

To fulfill the prophecy, Aliana will have to discover the meaning of friendship, bravery, loyalty, true love, and forgiveness. But can she do it all in time to save the realms from Mordrid's impending Armageddon?

 Camelot Burning (Metal & Lace #1)
by Kathryn Rose (Goodreads Author)
By day, Vivienne is Guinevere's lady-in-waiting. By night, she's Merlin's secret apprentice, indulging in the new mechanical arts and science of alchemy. It's a preferred distraction from Camelot’s gossipy nobility, roguish knights, and Lancelot’s athletic new squire, Marcus, who will follow in all knights’ footsteps by taking a rather inconvenient vow of chastity.
More than anything, Vivienne longs to escape Camelot for a future that wouldn't include needlework or marriage to a boorish lord or dandy. But when King Arthur's sorceress sister, Morgan le Fay, threatens Camelot, Vivienne must stay to help Merlin build a steam-powered weapon to defeat the dark magic machine Morgan will set upon the castle. Because if Camelot falls, Morgan would be that much closer to finding the elusive Holy Grail. Time is running out and Morgan draws near, and if Vivienne doesn't have Merlin's weapon ready soon, lives would pay the price, including that of Marcus, the only one fast enough to activate it on the battlefield.

 Sweet Unrest

by Lisa Maxwell (Goodreads Author)
Lucy Aimes has always been practical. But try as she might, she can’t come up with a logical explanation for the recurring dreams that have always haunted her. Dark dreams. Dreams of a long-ago place filled with people she shouldn’t know…but does.

When her family moves to a New Orleans plantation, Lucy’s dreams become more intense, and her search for answers draws her reluctantly into the old city’s world of Voodoo and mysticism. There, Lucy finds Alex, a mysterious boy who behaves as if they’ve known each other forever. Lucy knows Alex is hiding something, and her rational side doesn’t want to be drawn to him. But she is.
As she tries to uncover Alex’s secrets, a killer strikes close to home, and Lucy finds herself ensnared in a century-old vendetta. With the lives of everyone she loves in danger, Lucy will have to unravel the mystery of her dreams before it all comes to a deadly finish. 

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1)
by Sara Raasch (Goodreads Author)
A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.
Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

See you next time addicts!

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  1. I have only read Snow like Ashes. To be frank, the main character didn't seem my kind of heroine. The other characters in the book were great, but just something about her just irked me.
    The blurb for Legendary makes me want to read that one those most out of the 5 you listed.

  2. Choseanu--thanks for leaving a comment!
    I haven't read Snow like Ashes yet, I'll be interested to see what you mean about the heroine :) As far as Legendary, I have read that one, and I know the author. If you like King Arthur you should like this one. Most everyone I've recommended it to has.

  3. I haven't read any of those yet but I did get Sweet Unrest for my birthday :) :) All but one is on my TBR!

  4. I have the sequels of a couple of them, so it would be awesome to win the first book in the series. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  5. Oh, also the other books look awesome, too! I have read a couple and really want to read the others :)

  6. I love every single one of them!! NEED please!

  7. They look great, I've been wanting to read The Lonesome Young, and I love the time era of Gilt. Thank you for the chance to win them all! (=

  8. The SEcret Diamond Sisters I think would be a great book to read, good selections!

  9. I haven't read any of those books, yet. I want to read Dream Boy and Sweet Unrest eventually.

  10. I have only read Unearthly and it was a wonderful book and thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  11. I NEED to read Gilt and Towering looks amazing! Unearthly is one I'm interested in and I don't know much about the others.

  12. They all look like good reads!
    Mary G Loki

  13. Snow like Ashes sounds so good! I haven't read any of these yet. I hadn't of Legendary or Camelot before, but they sound nice too! Thank you for the giveaway!

  14. I really want to read Snow Like Ashes! It sounds reminiscent of Cinder, and I've heard such great things about it!

  15. I have to say that you picked 5 awesome books! And I cannot wait to read Snow Like Ashes! It sounds so good!

  16. Some great books, ones I haven't read yet either!

  17. I haven't read any of the books you have chosen, but they are all on my to-read list! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  18. I like your choices. I've heard of some of them, and have a couple on my book wishlist.

  19. Some really good choices. I'm looking forward to reading Snow Like Ashes.

  20. Great selection; Towering and Uneartly have been on my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S

  21. great to know new authors for me!


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