Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Scorch Trials Giveaway!

It's coming!!! The sequel to The Maze Runner will hit soon--September 18th to be exact. So still a little wait, but don't worry, I've got you covered with a giveaway!

he Maze was just the beginning! See Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in theaters September 18
In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, and Patricia Clarkson
Screenplay By: T.S. Nowlin, based upon the novel “The Scorch Trials” by James Dashner
Directed By: Wes Ball

Watch the trailer and get excited!

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And be sure to use the #ScorchTrials hashtag in all your online conversation!

The Giveaway

One very lucky winner will get the following:

A $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
A Survival Notebook
A movie tie-in version of the book!

To win, just fill out the form below by September 6, 2015 and be a US resident. Prizing courtesy of 20th Century Fox and I received nothing in exchange for this post but the good pleasure of sharing awesome stuff with you.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Jodie and I discuss the Emmy Nominations!

Jodie and I have a TV blog.

I am really behind on TV and writing and oh life in general, so it hasn't been updated as much as I'd like, but we did write about our thoughts on the Emmys. You can read it here!

Please do read and share your own thoughts!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Paper Towns Giveaway!

I don't know about you guys, but YA movie adaptations are really doing the trick for me lately. I just recently watched The Duff and really enjoyed it, I loved The Fault in Our Stars, If I Stay, etc. So I'm really excited for Paper Towns! To celebrate, I'm pleased to host a giveaway courtesy of 20th Century Fox!

First, let's get excited about the movie together:

About the Film: Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green ("The Fault in Our Stars"), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears--leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship--and true love.

Follow Paper Towns on Twitter and Instagram
Like Paper Towns on Facebook.
Visit the official Paper Towns website
And use the hashtag #papertowns in all your important social sharing.

So excited for this! I mean just look:

The Giveaway!!!!

So happy to be able to offer a giveaway for one lucky winner in the United States.

One winner will receive:

A copy of the movie-tie in version of the book (yay)
Paper Towns and buttons
And $25 Visa to see the film!

Just fill out the form below to enter! The giveaway ends July 29.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Giveaway: Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus Prize Pack!

Courtesy of Disney/Hyperion, I'm so excited to share a really fun giveaway to celebrate the release of Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus. The following giveaway is open to US residents only.

But first!

About the Book: "You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk? They're patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you've paid so much attention to in mirrors? It's delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to make your way in the world? They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats. These facts are unpleasant but useful. There are things out there, you see, that don't cower in holes to be captured by us and cooked over our fires. These things have their own ways of trapping their kills, their own fires, their own appetites."

Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino— one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named "Tubby" who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.

From the minds of horror geniuses Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus comes a new illustrated novel about the fears that move in unseen places.

Doesn't it sound great? Plus San Bernardino isn't that far from me! :) You can buy the book from Barnes and Noble here. Learn even more about it at Unrequired Reading. And follow Disny/Hyperion on Twitter and Tumblr and use the hashtag #Trollhunters!

Here's a sample of some of the artwork inside the book:

And the trailer!

Now for the Giveaway!!

One winner will receive this fabulous prize pack:

It's a Branded Trollhunters zip up hoodie, pins, a copy of the book, and some candy bones!

To enter, just fill out the form below by July 25. Winner will be notified via email.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello I love You by Katie M Stout Blog Tour

About the Book

Grace Wilde is running—from the multi-million dollar mansion her record producer father bought, the famous older brother who's topped the country music charts five years in a row, and the mother who blames her for her brother's breakdown. Grace escapes to the farthest place from home she can think of, a boarding school in Korea, hoping for a fresh start.

She wants nothing to do with music, but when her roommate Sophie's twin brother Jason turns out to be the newest Korean pop music superstar, Grace is thrust back into the world of fame. She can't stand Jason, whose celebrity status is only outmatched by his oversized ego, but they form a tenuous alliance for the sake of her friendship with Sophie. As the months go by and Grace adjusts to her new life in Korea, even she can't deny the sparks flying between her and the KPOP idol.

Soon, Grace realizes that her feelings for Jason threaten her promise to herself that she'll leave behind the music industry that destroyed her family. But can Grace ignore her attraction to Jason and her undeniable pull of the music she was born to write? Sweet, fun, and romantic, this young adult novel explores what it means to experience first love and discover who you really are in the process. Buy at Barnes & Noble, or another retailer of your choice.

Three Questions with Katie!!

What's the attraction in writing YA novels?

I like teenagers. I like hanging out with them, and I like hearing their stories. So for me, it was a natural progression to write stories for them. I think your teen years are really important in shaping who you’ll become later in life, so it’s a fun age to discover and explore through writing.

This book combines a lot of fun things....boarding school, international travel, and the music industry. How did it all come to you?

It all came separately, actually. I had two story ideas: one about a girl who attended boarding school abroad and one about a KPOP star. The light bulb sort of just turned on in my head when I decided to put them together.

Any Kpop or Kdrama recs for fans of the book?

My top 3 favorite KPOP songs ever are:

1. “Fiction,” by Beast

2. “Blue,” by BIGBANG

3. “Mr. Taxi,” by Girls’ Generation

And my top 3 dramas are:

1. City Hunter

2. Heartstrings

3. Answer Me 1997


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Happy Summer Everyone!

Dusting off the blog because there are actually a lot of things I do want to write about. I need to get myself back in the mode.

I've read some good book this year and listened to a few audio, but due to life changes, I haven't read anything for awhile. I'll be changing that soon, though!

I haven't seen any movies since winter, but I want to see Jurassic World and Inside Out and any terrible looking horror movies that might come out.

I've been enjoying the Cardinals season so much! I was going to write a confessional about the FBI investigation (the Cardinals are suspected of hacking into the Astros's kind of a weird story and is not a straight up cheating story as many baseball fans would have you believe) made me feel, but then I processed my feelings without writing. Amazing. But maybe I'll still write about it.

Aaaand that sums up my entertainment life, lol.

This is the shortest blog post in history, but the point is to have made it so that I soon start writing posts about books and such!

Would love updates from all of you!


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

CFBA Book Spotlight: London Tides by Carla Laureano

About the Book: Irish photojournalist Grace Brennan travels the world’s war zones documenting the helpless and forgotten. After the death of her friend and colleague, Grace is shaken.

She returns to London hoping to rekindle the spark with the only man she ever loved—Scottish businessman Ian MacDonald. But he gave up his championship rowing career and dreams of Olympic gold years ago for Grace ... only for her to choose career over him. Will life’s tides bring them back together ... or tear them apart for good this time?