Thursday, August 20, 2015

Goodbye

Hello, lovelies! As you probably deduced from the title, we are closing Tea for Three Books. Our unintentional hiatus has lasted nearly a year, and with no planned end in sight, we have all agreed that it's time to say goodbye indefinitely. As terribly inconsistent bloggers as we were, running this blog has been such fun, and we are going to miss interacting with everybody.

But all of us are on social media, so we aren't disappearing completely! If you ever want to chat, our links are below.
Erin
Twitter: @bookklovr22 | Instagram: bookklovr22 | Tumblr: bookloversthoughts / randomnessaboveall
Goodreads | Personal blog

Amanda
Twitter: @syric | Instagram: akzimm | Tumblr: one-writers-demise
Goodreads | Personal blog

Lisa
Twitter: @lissian11 | Instagram: willowwrenn | Tumblr: willowwrenn
Goodreads | Personal blog

See you around the interwebs!


[Note: Reviews, interviews, and the like will eventually be moved to one of our personal blogs (most likely Erin's), so they are not lost for good. If there's something you think we should save, let us know!]

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BEA 2015


It's the first day of BEA!! Confetti! It's a parade! On the agenda today is fighting our way through the Truthwitch (by the wonderful Susan Dennard) line for #TheWarforTruthwitch. Apparently, a line had already begun to form and the exhibit hall doesn't open for another 3 hours! Follow Erin and I on Twitter for BEA updates. 

Most likely we'll update here with Book Hauls and event information depending on what we can attend. We have a pretty full plate this year. 

Toodles!

-Amanda

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Jen McConnel's Month of Magic Teasers (part 2)

Hey all! As some of you may know, I'm a part of Jen McConnel's #Witcherific street team. Well, throughout the month of October, Jen is having a Month of Magic event, where she shares quotes from her books (which are fittingly witchy). I rounded up quotes from the first half of the month here, so today I bring you the rest of the month's quotes!

All the quotes are linked back to Jen's original post, and I typed out the teaser below if you have trouble viewing the image.

Without further ado. . .

Day 17 - The Secret of Isobel Key
There wasn't much information. No one was named as victim, no one was named as accuser, only the date, the name of the woman, the name of her judges, and the location were recorded. It was not unlike countless other pages that Lou had already skimmed and then discarded, yet something kept her from laying the record of the trial of Isobel Key to the side.

Day 18 - Her Secret Inheritance
The sage was still burning, its clean white smoke drifting to the wooden beams overhead, and when Lou's eyes followed the smoke, she almost thought she saw a face looking back at her.

Day 19 - Daughter of Chaos
Dating a powerful Witch was a mind-bending experience. Kissing him literally created sparks. It was like holding a hot wire while eating candy: dangerous, sweet, and strange.

Day 20 - The Secret of Isobel Key
A shiver ran up and down her spine as her eyes took in the words, written in precise, scrolling script, "This book belongs to one Isobel Key." The pages were covered with the same neat handwritting; Isobel's handwritting, Lou realized with a jolt. She wasn't prepared for the intimate experience of seeing something written by a person long dead.

Day 21Her Secret Inheritance
"Will I see you again?" Her words came out fast, and Brian thought that she was blushing. 
Brian shrugged. "I suppose. It's a small country." 
Lou looked hurt. "That's not what I meant." 
Impulsively, he beat his face towards hers. She didn't pull away. "Let's wait and see." He grazed her temple with his lips and started to straighten up.

Day 22 - Goddess Spells for Busy Girls
Call on Sarasvati when you are struggling to express your truest self. Let this goddess guide your hand as you make your mark upon the world, and revel in the joy of creation just for the sake of yourself.

Day 23Daughter of Chaos
Trinity ran all year, offered a full curriculum, and consistently sent students on to some of the best universities in the country, but in addition to standard courses, Trinity offered training in witchcraft. Most of the students were legacies, blood witches like me whose parents had attended in their own time. Every now and again a dreamer would make it in. Dreamers were those with magical talent but no magical heritage. Costs to attend Trinity were high, but the alumni were fairly active and money never really stood in the way of a student that sought admission there. I hated everything about it.

Day 24The Secret of Isobel Key
Whether of not she was a witch, as the children had begun to claim, the adults couldn't say. They knew that her skill as a healer was legendary, and where just a few years before they had been willing to attribute her talent to the gifts of angels, now they began to wonder of perhaps the devil was involved with Mistress Key.

Day 25Her Secret Inheritance
Now wasn't the time to break down: she had to finish her journey tonight, and maybe once she was securely locked in her hotel room, maybe then she would allow herself to mourn. But she wasn't there yet.

Day 26Daughter of Chaos
The shouting never came. instead, when I glanced up, Snout suddenly looked away from me and began fiddling with a glass paperweight on his desk. A bead of sweat stood out on his forehead, and it occurred to me that her was nervous. What could possibly make the principal nervous to be around me?

Day 27The Secret of Isobel Key
When she was found, the screams of the witch could still be heard all the way from St. Andrews, and the child had her head under a pillow and was clutching the bed frame tightly with both hands. Her cries were not quieted until the fire had died down, and the moment the woman was reduced to bone and ash was the moment her niece stopped her ungodly noise.

Day 28Her Secret Inheritance
A man who does not believe in magic is either the biggest fool alive, or the biggest liar.

Day 29Daughter of Chaos
"I don't think we're supposed to tell you anything else right now." 
Those words made my skin crawl. "What do you mean?" 
"Someone is watching you, Lena," Mom said, "and she's not a goddess I want to cross."

Day 30 - The Secret of Isobel Key
Her aunt's gruesome fate haunted her, and she knew there was a fine line between old wisdom and witchcraft. She never trusted anyone enough to reveal the source of her good health, or of her three successful pregnancies, but when she lay dying, she called her oldest daughter to her side, and whispered to her the story of Isobel Key.

Day 31 (with 2 bonus quotes!)- Her Secret Inheritance
Young Alexander especially liked to talk about women. His obsession with Isobel continued to clutch at his mind, but that didn't stop him from forming an opinion of every woman he passed on the street, be she maid or matron. The fairer sex obsessed the man, but none so thoroughly as Isobel.

The Secret of Isobel Key
"I know you think I'm crazy. But did you every think, just for a moment, that there's more than one kind of reality? Not a separate reality, not something you have to choose between, but what if there is a hidden reality? A reality made up of tiny threads of energy, connecting people and places in ways that don't make sense?"

Daughter of Chaos
That night I dreamed of an earthquake: fire and blood, sirens and screams. When I looked down at my hands, they were stained red. I lifted a hand to my brow, then brushed it across my lips and heart. I licked my lips, tasting the metallic tang of the blood, all the while dancing and causing the earth to shake. In the dream, I began to laugh wildly. I woke somewhere between a laugh and a scream. I sat bolt upright in bed, drenched in sweat. I rushed from my into the bathroom and shut the door. I examined my face and hands in the mirror under the blindingly bright vanity lights. I couldn't find a trace of the blood from the dream, but when I rinsed my mouth out with a cup of water, my saliva stained the sink red.

If any of those quotes interested you, here are some Goodreads links:
The Secret of Isobel Key (Isobel Key #1) | Her Secret Inheritance (Isobel Key #2)
Daughter of Chaos (Red Magic #1) | Goddess Spells for Busy Girls


Happy (slightly belated) Halloween!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Jen McConnel's Month of Magic Teasers (part 1)

Hey all! How's your October going? Us T3ers are having a fantastic month! As some of you may know, I'm a part of Jen McConnel's #Witcherific street team. Well, throughout the month of October, Jen is having a Month of Magic event, where she shares quotes from her books (which are fittingly witchy), and even has a weekly giveaway for a copy of one of those witchy books of hers (you can enter this week's giveaway HERE). So I decide to round up the quotes thus far, and share them with you lovelies! I'll be sharing the remaining quotes at the end of the month (I have to wait for Jen to post them first!).

All the quotes are linked back to Jen's original post, and I typed out the teaser below if you have trouble viewing the image.

Day 1 - Daughter of Chaos
Someone was in the living room with me. There was a hunched figure standing in front of the window. Sucking in my breath, I opened the box and struck a match along the side. The smell of sulfur filled the room, and my eyes widened as I stared at the figure before me.

Day 2 - The Secret of Isobel Key
The sound carried from the village green, through the streets and narrow wynds, penetrating the windows and doors shut tight against the execution. No one who heard that sound could reconcile it with the once melodious voice of the burning woman.

Day 3 - Her Secret Inheritance
"Nothin' will be like last time because you know what? This isn't last time. You are not here for a fling with your friend." Stunned, Lou could only stare at him for a minute. 
As he whirled to leave the room, she whispered, "I hoped that some things wouldn't have changed."

Day 4 - Daughter of Chaos
Slowly, I raised my eyes, sweeping my gaze up her inky black roes that shimmered like water, past the blood-red stone dangling from her throat, and up to her golden eyes. They weren't human, but from what I remembered of the myths we studied at school, Hecate had never valued humanity. Her eyes were the eyes of a night predator, an owl or fox, and they held me spellbound.

Day 5 - Goddess Spells for Busy Girls
Working with Aphrodite is like dancing over fire: potentially dangerous, but insanely powerful. If your love life needs a jolt, she's your girl. Whenever you feel the mundane world getting under your skin, let Aphrodite remind you that you, too, are a goddess.

Day 6 - The Secret of Isobel Key
She stood to leave, but glanced once more at Lou. "Don't worry, child. They do not burn witches any longer." She glided away and Lou shivered in her seat, feeling ice on her spine. 

Day 7 - Her Secret Inheritance
No one could have guessed that the old house was haunted. The unexpected drafts, the doors left inexplicably open, the missing silver candlesticks from the den; these were all easily explained away. The wind had always been sharp in St. Andrews, sharp enough to trick unlatched doors into swaying in the breeze, and as for the silver, well, it was likely that someone along the generations had simply misplaced them, that was all. But no ghost can remain buried forever.

Day 8 - Daughter of Chaos
Most of my classmates already knew which of the three branches of magic they were called to, but I kept getting confused. I never seemed to test high in any of the three areas, and for a Blood Witch to be sixteen and still without a path was shameful. No one had said anything, of course, not outright, but I felt my parents' growing frustration that I hadn't decided yet. At the same time, no one had said what would happen if I didn't choose a path, so I had delayed, waiting for something to take the decision out of my hands. 

Day 9 - The Secret of Isobel Key
Isobel didn't know why her mother was doubling her education, but she soaked up every word Mary Key uttered. Her eager mind committed the spells to memory as her pen committed them to the page. Mary Key had no way of knowing that she and her daughter were compiling something which would have looked suspiciously like a witch's grimoire to any zealot or magistrate.

Day 10 - Her Secret Inheritance
He paused and lowered his voice. "Ghosts are not very happy creatures, ye realize, and they tend to dwell on their worst living memories."

Day 11 - Goddess Spells for Busy Girls
Sekhmet is a good reminder that even the most kind and quiet woman has the strength of a lioness within her. This goddess may not burst forth very often, but when she makes her presence known, the world trembles.

Day 12 - Daughter of Chaos
He took a deep breath and went on, "You know that Whites and Greens can intermarry." He paused as he glanced for the first time at Rochelle. "But a Black is forbidden from marrying at all. I just wanted you to think about that before you make your own choice." His final words came out in a rush, and I exhaled quickly. My heart spun through my body like a yo-yo, and I struggled to keep my face blank.

Day 13 - The Secret of Isobel Key
There were hundreds, no, thousands of old judicial records, written in scrawling script on broken paper, the faded ink making it awfully hard to decipher any of the information they found. Lou wasn't even sure exactly what information she was looking for, but Brian's words about her having the chance to tell the stories of some of the women and men echoed in her mind as they worked. Wouldn't it be amazing to do something that really mattered?

Day 14 - Her Secret Inheritance
"You and your magic spells, your dreams, your intuition. I thought you were just a bit strange, a bit sensitive maybe. But now you're standing here talking to me about ghosts."

Lou took a step forward and put her hands on her hips. "You listened to me about those dreams. You helped me with the ritual."

"Because I was in love with you! I would have done anything for you."

Day 15 - Daughter of Chaos
Red magic. What in the world was that? I'd never heard of anything but Green, White, and Black. They were the balanced triad of crafts taught at my school, Trinity. Did Red magic even exist?

Day 16 - Goddess Spells for Busy Girls
Death does not wait for Changing Woman. When she's reached her crone stage, this goddess simply walks into the east until she meets her younger self. When her old self and her young self meet, the two merge, leaving Changing Woman renewed and invigorated. She walks home, suddenly young, and starts her journey all over again.

If any of those quotes interested you, here are some Goodreads links:
The Secret of Isobel Key (Isobel Key #1) | Her Secret Inheritance (Isobel Key #2)


What do you guys think? Quite fitting quotes for Halloween, no?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cover Reveal: Fall With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

We are so excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Fall With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout, hosted by InkSlinger PR! Without further ado, here's everything you want to know about Fall With Me, straight from InkSlinger!


It's time!!! Jennifer L. Armentrout's FALL WITH ME cover is here! And you are going to love it! This New Adult Contemporary Romance in Armentrout's With You Saga is the 4th book in the series, and is being published by Avon Romance, an imprint of HarperCollins. You should definitely add it to your Goodreads now. {FALL WITH ME Goodreads}

About FALL WITH ME: Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice. Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already. But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.

And here's the beautiful new cover! 


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About Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY 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, working out, 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. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Sooooo. . . what do you guys think of the cover?!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cover Reveal: Beautiful Curse by Jen McConnel

We're so excited to be apart of the cover reveal for
Beautiful Curse by Jen McConnel

Without further ado. . .
Sixteen-year-old Mya Jones is cursed.

She is, hands down, the most beautiful creature on earth. But beauty can wound, and Mya finds herself reviled and shunned by her peers. If there is even a chance that she could start over, Mya longs to take it, no matter the risks.

So when the strange Mr. Merk offers her a new life away from home, Mya is hesitant but hopeful. Only she didn't count on the mysterious Ross, or her feelings for him.
BEAUTIFUL CURSE is a contemporary retelling of the myth of Psyche and Cupid.

Beautiful Curse releases December 2014 from Swoon Romance.

Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. Since then, her words have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including Sagewoman, PanGaia, and The Storyteller (where she won the people’s choice 3rd place award for her poem, “Luna”).

She is also a former reviewer for Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA), and proud member of SCBWINCWN, and SCWW.

A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she also holds a MS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. When she isn't crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches college writing composition and yoga.

Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.



I'm quite in love with this cover, and can't wait to read the book! What do you guys think?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Throne of Glass Series Giveaway! {CLOSED}

Hey all! I have a super awesome giveaway for you today (as you could probably tell from the title of this post ;). If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I love Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. Like, I love it A LOT. Sooooo, I am giving away a signed and personalized set of the Throne of Glass books! Since Sarah is coming to Lansing on her Heir of Fire tour, I decided, why not share this wonderful, life-ruining series with one of my lovely readers? *grins* Now go forth and enter!

The Prize:
One winner gets:
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (paperback)
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas (paperback)
Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas (hardcover)

Quick note: The Assassin's Blade (the prequel novella collection) is not included, because hardcovers are expensive and TAB equals one too many for my budget. Sorry! BUT, if you want a signed copy of TAB, you can order it from Schuler Books, the store hosting Sarah. Just put in the order comments that you want it signed.

The Rules:
—Must be 13 years or older to enter the giveaway.
—Open to US ONLY.
—Giveaway ends 9/05/14 at 11:59pm EST.
—Winner will have 48 hours to respond to our email, if no response is given a new winner will be chosen.
—All entries are checked, and any false entries will be deleted.
—We at T3 are not responsible if a package is lost or damaged in the mail.
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Good luck!