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Happy Wednesday! Summer is officially over for us. My daughter started high school again yesterday. Today we began our four days a week getting up at 5:15 am to get her to the pool at 6:00 am for swim season. And I'll be doing lots of timing at swim meets.  It's so worth doing all this for her because she's working hard and getting faster this year. I know she's going to have a great season. I'm hoping to use some of my extra morning time to get more writing done.

And I just found a carpool partner. I'm so excited! It's definitely made life so much easier, especially since my daughter had to be at two swim practices a day in August and I was taking vacation time to drive her there.

Are you guys all in your Fall schedule?

I'm participating in Darcy Pattison's Random Acts of Publicity Week. It's where we promote other authors' books. This is such an easy one for me to do because I feel my blogger mission is to promote authors and their books. You can find out more and join here.

Today I'm excited to share ENDLESSLY by Kiersten White with you.I was lucky to get an ARC of ENDLESSLY from Kris at Imaginary Reads. If you haven’t checked out Kris’ blog, you should. She posts reviews, author interviews, and book giveaways that I really enjoy.

Here’s a blurb of ENDLESSLY from Goodreads:

Evie's paranormal past keeps coming back to haunt her. A new director at the International Paranormal Containment Agency wants to drag her back to headquarters. The Dark Faerie Queen is torturing humans in her poisonous realm. And supernatural creatures keep insisting that Evie is the only one who can save them from a mysterious, perilous fate.

The clock is ticking on the entire paranormal world. And its fate rests solely in Evie's hands.

So much for normal.

I think this is my favorite book in this series. Evie is back again trying to live a normal teenage life in high school and enjoy her awesome boyfriend Lend. Of course, the International Paranormal Containment, the Dark Fairy Queen, and some of the paranormal creatures in our world have other plans for her that don’t involve being a normal teenager.

You can’t help loving Evie. She’s so sympathetic wanting a normal life. And I love her sarcasm and wit. She really finds herself in this book, not flinching when hard decisions that put her in danger need to be made to help those she loves.

We see a whole lot more of dark, secretive Reth and get to know him better. (Don’t worry, there’s a lot of wonderful Lend too.) And we see what his plans for Evie are. You’ll have to read the book to see if she goes along willingly. One of the things I loved were the interactions between Evie and him, which are much more frequent in ENDLESSLY than the other two books in this series.

I was really struck by how good of a plotter Kiersten White is. This book was filled with problems and attempts to resolve the problems, not always successfully. Then Evie is moving on either to another attempt at solving the problem or a whole new one that I didn’t see coming. And the stakes keep going up till the end of the story.

Ending a book in a satisfying way is hard to accomplish. And it’s even harder for the last book in a series. But Kiersten does it artfully. And although I’m really sad to see this series end, I found the ending very satisfying. I can’t wait to read Kiersten’s first book in her next series. 

Are you excited about this book? What other new releases are you dying to read?

Because I love all my awesome followers and believe in passing along books, I'm giving away my ARC of ENDLESSLY.  To enter, all you need to do is be a follower (just click the follow button if you’re not a follower) and leave a comment by September 22nd. I’ll announce the winner on September 24th. If your e-mail is not on Blogger, please list it in your comment. International entries are welcome.

If you mention this contest on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog, mention this in the comments and I'll give you an extra entry. 

And don't forget to enter all the other contests listed at the top of my blog. I want to shout out about SKYLARK, a fantastic debut dystopian/fantasy by Meagan Spooner and SEND, a contemporary story about bullying told from the POV of the male bullier.

Here's what's coming up next. And so you know, I have a lot of fantastic things happening in September and October. So be sure to stop back and enter all the contests.

Friday, I'm participating in Jessica Shirvington’s Blog tour and giving away an ARC of her new book ENTICE. I can't wait to share it with you.

Next Monday I'm interviewing Mady for my ASK THE EXPERT series. She's Matt MacNish's daughter. His blog, The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment, is a great blog for authors. And I'll be giving away a copy of THE PECULIAR, an awesome fantasy/steampunk story, by Stefan Bachmann. It got so much buzz at BEA that I was dying to read it. I can't believe I was lucky enough to get an ARC to share with you.

Next Wednesday I'll be sharing some awesome news about one of our followers and helping her celebrate with a big giveaway. That's all I can say for now, so come back on Wednesday to learn more.

The following Monday I'm helping Kat Zhang celebrate her debut with an interview and giveaway of WHAT'S LEFT OF ME. I fell in love with this book from page 1. It was so awesome. I can't wait to share it with you.

And don't forget our Tuesday Tips and Casey's Thursday agent spotlights.

Hope to see you Friday!


Jemi Fraser said...

Looking forward to Mady's interview! :)

I still haven't read Kiersten's books, but they've been on my wishlist forever! I need to push them up the list!

miki said...

I have the first two books but i'm waiting until i have endlessly before i start reading them ^^ too afraid of a cliffhanger^^

thank you a lot


Laura Pauling said...

This book is at our library so you don't need to enter me in the contest. I'm looking forward to finishing off the series!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Wow, this sounds like an exciting book. I have never read Kiersten's works before...


Sounds like you have a VERY busy fall schedule. Good luck to your daughter.

Will Overby said...

Love the idea of the Random Acts of Publicity Week. Thanks for providing the link!

cleemckenzie said...

Very nice RAP post! Thanks.

Creepy Query Girl said...

I enjoyed Paranormalcy but never got around to reading Supernaturally or Endlessly. This sounds like a great addition to the story though! Great RAP highlighting!

Kessie said...

This sounds like a trilogy I need to pick up and devour. I'm glad I found your blog--so many great new books!

Texas Book Lover said...

I haven't started this series yet. On trilogies like this I like to wait until all the books are available before I start them. So now is about the time to pick it up!

Thanks so much!
mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

Tweet: https://twitter.com/TexasBookLover/status/243363987377487873

Eli Yanti said...

I have not read any book from this series yet

pretty cover book :)


Patti said...

I need to finish the second one before this one comes out. Looking forward to reading all of them.

Barbara Watson said...

Promoting other authors and their books is something easy for me too--most Mondays with the Marvelous Middle Grade posts. I adore sharing about books and their authors.

Our fall has kicked into gear too. After a pretty lazy-ish summer, fall can kick my butt some days.

LTM said...

Oh, man! I am so behind on this series, and I've heard from everyone about how good it is. I've seriously got to get #1 and catch up!

Thanks, Natalie! And here's hoping your daughter has a great year! Tough schedule. :o) <3

Rachna Chhabria said...

Natalie, I love the fact that you promote other authors and help writers with your agent profiles.

Vivien said...

I don't know how I haven't gotten my hands on this book yet, but I need to!! I really loved the first two. They were so cute and refreshing. Love Kiersten!!
GFC: Vivien

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

javalotta said...

I have not read this series yet but it's on my wish list and it sounds fantastic! Thanks for having a giveaway.:)

GFC: javalotta
Email javalotta(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not entering for the giveaway, but random acts of publicity is a cool idea!

Lili said...

Old GFC follower: Lili

Love this series, but haven't read this one yet! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Unknown said...

I haven't read the series yet but I want to!

gfc: Katharyn
email katvela12345 AT hotmail DOt com

Joanne R. Fritz said...

I'm participating in Random Acts of Publicity too! This week I'm posting brief reviews of four new compelling YA reads.

ENDLESSLY sounds adorable. Loved the first two books in the series. But Natalie, please don't enter me in the giveaway -- I just won two books this week.

Christina Farley said...

I'm looking forward to reading ENDLESSLY. Sounds like a good read. And yeah to you for participating in the Random Acts publicity.

Ali Cross said...

I am looking forward to reading ENDLESSLY. More so now with your comments. I was a bit let down with SUPERNATURALLY, so I'm happy to hear that ENDLESSLY picks things up a bit.

Stina said...

I will never complain again about having to get my 10 yo up at 6:45 am, so that he can catch his bus at 7:30 (and hour before the other two have to catch their bus or walk to school).

I read Paranormalcy but never got around to reading Supernaturally. One day I might read it. I enjoyed the first one, but not enough to jump on the sequel when it came out.

Natasha said...

Sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Kimberly Gabriel said...

That's pretty impressive that your daughter is so dedicated to swimming..and equally impressive that you are willing to use vacation time to help get her there. Glad you found a carpool partner ;)

I really like ENDLESSLY's cover! ;)

mil said...

Awesome can't wait to read it

Veronika said...

I can't wait to read Endlessly! I like your review!
GFC: Veronika
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

Evie said...

I need to start this series. I love the cover!
And thanks a lot for the giveaway!
GFC follower: Evie
by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

Julie R said...

I haven't read any books in this series, but now they are added to my huge list of books coming out this fall that I want to read. julierupert@gmail.com

Kris @Imaginary Reads said...

Yay! I'm delighted to see that you enjoyed ENDLESSLY. I love the book as well, especially seeing more of Reth. He's such a complex character; it was this book that really got me to love the guy. I agree that endings are hard, but this one was done pretty well. While I'm sad to see this trilogy end, Evie got the closure that she needed, and it'd be hard to top all the drama that happens in this book with another.

On the bright side, we do get to see Kiersten's new series. I will certainly be on the lookout for it as well!

erica and christy said...

That's an EARLY swim practice - good luck! I'm lucky to be able to take the kids to school with me in the AM (my older son catches the bus there as long as we arrive before 7:30). I read Paranormalcy but still have to catch up on the other two - a fun series!

Nuzaifa @ Word Contessa said...

Thanks for the giveaway,the book sounds great!


Mary Preston said...

I would love to read ENDLESSLY thank you.

GFC: Mary Preston


Unknown said...

Sounds like a great book, thanks for the giveaway. GFC Coreena McBurnie

warisha_jayanti said...

I really need to start reading this series. been on my list for a long time now

Jill the OWL said...

I soooooo want this one!!!!!

themgowl at gmail dot com

Miranda said...

This book has a great cover and an intriguing premise. I'd love to win it and read it. Thanks!

magic5905 said...

I follow on gfc-magic5905
Thanks for the giveaway.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Tabby Williams said...

I follow via GFC under Tabitha.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway.


Margay Leah Justice said...

I am a GFC follower - Margay

Great giveaway!

Anubha said...

GFC: Anubha

thank you for the awesome giveaway... :)


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Awesome! I can't wait to read this one! And I tweeted, btw. :)

Unknown said...

Waiting to read this book!

GFC : Malvina Beatrice

Kiera Paul said...

I read PARANORMALCY while I was pregnant and now my daughter is about to turn one! So it's appropriate timing for me to dive back into Evie's paranormal world :)

Emily R. King said...

I've got my copy. Read it. Loved it. Kiersten's characters come to life!

Samantha Jean said...

I have Paranormalcy and Supernaturally but not Endlessly...yet! Would love to win this to complete my daughter's collection and finally read the last in the series. I completely LOVE Kiersten White. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

GFC follower: Samantha Jean
mr.boardgame AT yahoo DOT com

Eisen said...

Hello! I really Paranormalcy, the voice was great! excellent stuff. Thanks for having the giveaway :)

Celine said...

I'm really excited to read Endlessly! I've read both Paranormalcy and Endlessly which I really enjoyed and I can't wait to read the conclusion to the series!

Thank you so much for the giveaway, Natalie! I'm a new follower too :)♥

Reading Mind / The Loyal Book said...

Endlessy! Yay! I loved this seris since book one! And I want a pink taser :)


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a reader who reads said...

would love this book thanks for the giveaway :)


Sheena-kay Graham said...

GFC: Sheena-kay Graham
Tweet: https://twitter.com/queendsheena/status/248831158002016256

I love the cover and heard very good things about this series. Thanks for giveaway.


Diana said...

Kiersten White ROCKS!
I follow via GFC.

Diana said...

I posted about this giveaway on Facebook: