Friday, July 4, 2014

2-year Blogoversary (4 Giveaways!) {CLOSED}

YAY! It's our 2-year blogoversary! What a crazy year. To celebrate, we have not one, but FOUR awesome giveaways to share with you! Shall we just dive right in to it? Giveaway details are listed above each rafflecopter, and the rules apply to all the giveaways, so make sure to read them. We do have an International giveaway (finally!) for a cool swag pack (scroll to the bottom), but the rest are all US only.

Edit: I forgot to say, though all the giveaways have different questions asked for the comment entry, you don't need to leave more than one comment to enter multiple giveaways (though you certainly can if you want to!).

The Rules:
—Must be 13 years or older to enter the giveaways.
—Book packs are open to US ONLY.
—Swag bundle is open INTERNATIONAL.
—All giveaways end 7/22/14 at 11:59pm EST
—Winners 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.

Giveaway #1
1 winner will get this stack of New Adult romances, including:
US ONLY
Ends July 22, 2014
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway #2
2 people will get winner's choice of 3 books from this stack. The first winner will get first pick, and the remaining winner will get to choose from what's left. Books include:
US ONLY
Ends July 22, 2014
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway #3
1 winner will get the complete Something Strange & Deadly trilogy, signed & personalized. Susan is signing on the 24th for the launch of Strange & Ever After, so I will pick up the trilogy and get it signed then. Includes:
US ONLY
Ends July 22, 2014
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway #4
1 winner will get a bundle of assorted swag (most of which I packed away in anticipation of a move, so I have to dig it out :). Swag includes (but is not limited to):
  • Nightmares! by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller chapter sampler
  • We Were Liars by E Lockhart chapter sampler
  • Atlantia by Ally Condie chapter sampler
  • Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly chapter sampler
  • In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken chapter sampler (signed)
  • Assorted bookmarks (signed & unsigned)
  • Assorted pins/buttons
INTERNATIONAL
Ends July 22,  2014
a Rafflecopter giveaway

And there you have it. Good luck!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Cover Reveal: Wild by Sophie Jordan

We're so excited to be a part of the cover reveal for
Wild by Sophie Jordan
hosted by William Morrow/HarperCollins!

Without further ado. . .
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A good girl goes bad in the third and final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series—where three Ivy League suite-mates testing their boundaries as they seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go.

Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of adventure at the secret campus kink club?

In the shadowy den of the club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to the opposite sex. Now he’s telling her to go home—"good girls” don’t belong here!

Georgia is tired of having others define her. She’s going to teach Logan a lesson he won’t forget-one white hot, mind-wrecking kiss . . . that leads to another . . . and another . . . and. . . . Realizing she’s way in over her head, Georgia runs.

Only Logan won’t let her go. Everywhere she goes he’s there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other.

Releases November 18, 2014 from William Morrow/HarperCollins

Sophie Jordan is an international and New York Times bestselling author whose books include historical romances and the Firelight series. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-television shows. She lives in Houston.






I am so excited for this book, and I'm quite a fan of this cover! What do you think?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Cover Reveal: 2B Trilogy by Ann Aguirre

We're so excited to be a part of the cover reveals for. . .
The 2B Trilogy
hosted by InkSlinger PR!

Without further ado. . .
Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she’s determined to make them come true. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, dating’s the last thing on her mind. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….

Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can’t risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, the last thing he wants is noisy students living in the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia’s and Ty’s paths cross, and soon they can’t stay away from each other.

The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can’t know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.

I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre | 2B Trilogy | Book 1
Releases August 26, 2014 | Goodreads


Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. She has her reasons—missing her family, losing her college scholarship. But then there’s the reason Lauren can’t admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend’s older brother.

Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He’s the guy who women love and leave, not the one who makes them think of forever—until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her.

Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.

As Long As You Love Me by Ann Aguirre | 2B Trilogy | Book 2
Releases September 30, 2014 | Goodreads


Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school—only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney’s social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she's made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate, Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore.

Max knows about feeling lost—he’s been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it’s time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney’s the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything….

It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that’s ever been broken, there’s another that can make it complete.

The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre | 2B Trilogy | Book 3
Releases November 25, 2014 | Goodreads


Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.



I'm quite excited for these books! And I love their covers! What do you think of the covers? Which is your favorite?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cover Reveal: Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover

We're so excited to be a part of the cover reveal for. . .
Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean
hosted by Avon/HarperCollins!

Without further ado. . .

RITA Award winning author, Sarah MacLean, reveals the identity of The Fallen Angel’s final scoundrel in the spectacular conclusion to her New York Times bestselling Rules of Scoundrels series…

By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking-in London’s darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city’s most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered...until now.

Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by the beautiful, ruined woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and sin. He knows she is more than she seems and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana’s secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present, and risking all she holds dear...including her heart.

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Here's what Sarah and her editor have to say about the book:

“I’ve always loved cross-dressing heroines – the trope is probably my most favorite of all the romance tropes, so when I wrote Chase, I wanted to play with the cross-dressing heroine idea. She doesn’t just dress in trousers – she’s also built a persona to match. She's a pre-Victorian Wizard of Oz, so to speak, thought to be a man, but one who has never been seen in public, and about whom very few people know the truth…namely, that he’s a she.”

Sarah MacLean

“Seeing a woman in pants has not been shocking for about a century. But when one remembers the historical context of Regency England it is extraordinary. I hope this cover attracts readers who are looking for something different, because Sarah is blazing her own path in historical romance."

Carrie Feron, Executive Editor

Sarah MacLean grew up in Rhode Island, obsessed with historical romance and bemoaning the fact that she was born far too late for her own season. Her love of all things historical helped to earn her degrees from Smith College and Harvard University before she finally set pen to paper and wrote her first book. Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband, baby daughter, their dog, and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels. She loves to hear from readers. Please visit her at www.macleanspace.com




It's not my favorite cover of the series, but I do think it's intriguing. What do you guys think?

Her Secret Inheritance Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway

We're so excited to be a part of the book blitz for
Her Secret Inheritance by Jen McConnel
hosted by Xpresso Book Tours!

We have an excerpt and giveaways to share with you, but first, here's a bit about the book.

Her Secret Inheritance by Jen McConnel
Series: Isobel Key, book 2
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release Date: June 12, 2014
Buy: Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Google | Amazon | Audible

Five years ago, an impulsive trip to Scotland changed her life. Now Lou is back in the misty, magical country. But this time, she’s not on vacation.

When Brian, her old Highland fling, turns up at the scene of some depressing family business, tension mounts between the former lovers. But dealing with him is only part of the problem; something wicked is stirring in Scotland. Lou must use all her strength to handle the increasingly desperate situation, but will she be strong enough to battle both a vengeful ghost and her heart?

Lou may have thought that she was finished with the witch Isobel Key, but some secrets can't stay buried forever.

(Short, but sweet haunting.)
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.

Families came and went, but the house guarded its secrets. The University grew in prestige, but still the ghost lingered, unsatisfied. It did not matter how beautiful the town of St. Andrews was, nor did it matter that the past had been beautifully preserved in many spots around the town; the truth of the murders of 1667 had been ignored, and the restless spirit waited, knowing nothing but a desire for revenge.

As the old house passed from one owner to the next, it fell into the hands of a particular family, and it was one man, a historian, who drew the ghost’s notice. Nothing of note happened right away, and the old man, for all his knowledge, somehow ignored the telling signs that there was a malignant spirit sharing his roof.

But no ghost can remain buried forever.

Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. 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. Her debut NA novel, THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY, is out now from Bloomsbury Spark. She also writes YA and nonfiction. Visit http://www.jenmcconnel.com to learn more.

Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | Facebook | Blog | Website

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Jen is hosting a Facebook party tonight from 6-8pm EST to celebrate Her Secret Inheritance's release! Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/819927961350585/

Tomorrow (6/13), Jen and I are hosting a Twitter party from 8-9pm EST. There will be giveaways, author Q&A, and a trivia session (for prizes!). Use the hashtag #IsobelKey to participate!

Thanks to the lovely Jen McConnel, we have TWO giveaways you can enter! The first is an international giveaway for an Isobel Key swag pack, just for T3 readers. And the second is a blitz-wide, international giveaway for a mounted black and white print of Claire Heminsley’s artwork, “A Snippet of St. Andrews” (image below).

Giveaway #1
An Isobel Key swag pack, including signed bookmarks!
INTERNATIONAL
Ends July 3, 2014
(Please read all the rules in the rafflecopter before entering)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway #2
(Click to embiggen)
1 mounted black and white print of Claire Heminsley’s artwork, “A Snippet of St. Andrews”. The print is mounted with an acid free, antique white mount. Image size: 18x40cm, mount size: 29x52cm.
INTERNATIONAL
Ends June 24, 2014
(Please read all the rules in the rafflecopter before entering)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck, and have a witcherific day!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Introducing the #IsobelKey Twitter Party!

A couple weeks ago, the lovely Jen McConnel approached me about hosting a Twitter chat to celebrate the release of her upcoming novel Her Secret Inheritance. Needless to say, I agreed! We'll be having an author Q&A and a trivia session, as well as prizes for participation and correct trivia answers (so brush up on your Secret of Isobel Key facts!). All the details are below.

Date: June 13, 2014
Time: 8-9pm EST
Chat hashtag: #IsobelKey
What: Ask author Jen McConnel questions about her Isobel Key series. And by participating, you are automatically entered to a win an Isobel Key prize pack.

And here is an image with all the info, for easy sharing.

About the books:
The Secret of Isobel Key by Jen McConnel
Isobel Key, book 1
Lou is in the middle of a quarter-life crisis. Fresh out of college, she’s unemployed and unsure of herself. But when she gets the chance to escape to Scotland with her best friend, it could be the answer to her quest for self-discovery. The trip is not at all what she expected, especially when her tour guide turns out to be the dreamy historian Brian, and together they embark on a hunt for information about Isobel Key, a woman accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century.

They set out to learn the truth of the condemned witch, but Lou isn’t prepared for the knowledge that awaits her. She must face her own demons if she has any hope of righting the wrongs of the past.

Flashing between seventeenth century Scotland and a contemporary romance, THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY is a mystery that will please readers of all ages.

Her Secret Inheritance by Jen McConnel
Isobel Key, book 2
Buy (out June 12): Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Google | Amazon | Audible

Five years ago, an impulsive trip to Scotland changed her life. Now Lou is back in the misty, magical country. But this time, she’s not on vacation.

When Brian, her old Highland fling, turns up at the scene of some depressing family business, tension mounts between the former lovers. But dealing with him is only part of the problem; something wicked is stirring in Scotland. Lou must use all her strength to handle the increasingly desperate situation, but will she be strong enough to battle both a vengeful ghost and her heart?

Lou may have thought that she was finished with the witch Isobel Key, but some secrets can't stay buried forever.


Let me know in the comments if you plan on attending. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Book Expo America 2014

It's that time of year again, lovelies! Erin and I are back in NYC for BEA! Follow us on twitter (you can find links on the Tea Drinkers page above) for a ridiculous multitude of updates! Once we recover from this week we'll try to compile everything into a recap post.

See you next week!

-Amanda