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Spotlight plus Give-Away: Searching for Beautiful by Jennifer Probst

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SEARCHING FOR BEAUTIFUL by Jennifer Probst
May 26th, 2015, Gallery Books
Adult Contemporary Romance

SEARCHING FOR BEAUTIFUL Synopsis

The highly anticipated third novel in the Searching For series from Jennifer Probst, “one of the most exciting breakout novelists” (USA Today), featuring a runaway bride and the man who wants to be more than just her best friend…

Genevieve MacKenzie has her life completely under control. About to wed the charming Chief doctor at the local hospital, she’s an up-and-coming surgeon with everything she could ever want. Until an escape through the church window on the day of her wedding sends her life into a tailspin…and flings her right into her best friend’s arms.

When Wolfe catches his best friend falling out a window on her wedding day, he doesn’t ask questions. He whisks her away, determined to watch over her and discover the truth behind her desperate escape. But when his feelings turn more than platonic, he realizes he may risk his most important relationship in order to protect his damaged heart, and the woman he loves.

Can Genevieve and Wolfe’s friendship turn into something deeper—or is it already too late for true love? goodreads-badge-add-plus

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 Jennifer Probst –  Bio

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.

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Spotlight plus Give-Away: Behind Your Back by Chelsea M Cameron

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BEHIND YOUR BACK Synopsis

To get to him, I need to use her.
I’ll play her like a violin and have her falling in love with me before she even knows what’s happening.
It will be easy. I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again.
She’s just a girl.
A tool to get what I want.
When I’m done with her I won’t think twice about walking away.
At least, that was what I thought.
Until I met her.

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Buy links for BEHIND YOUR BACK: Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Kobo

The next book in the series, BACK TO BACK, will be released on June 9th

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Chelsea M. Cameron’s Bio

Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Author Links: Website/Twitter/Facebook/Goodreads

Spotlight: The Importance of Reading by Bryony Pearce

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I am delighted to welcome Bryony Pearce to Book Angel Booktopia today. Bryony kindly agreed to write a post highlighting the importance of reading for pleasure. Part of my job role as a school librarian is to promote reading for pleasure, something you would think would be an easy task as book lovers ourselves. Believe me, the barriers I face daily to inspire students to read would probably drive you to distraction. Hence, the need to enlist the help of amazing authors like Bryony. Bloggers, Authors and Publishers please contact me if you would be willing to help encourage reading for pleasure by writing a post to be featured here and the school library blog.

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The Importance of Reading by Bryony Pearce

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At its most basic essential need, reading is important because without it everyday life would be almost impossible. From signs to menus, bills, bank statements and letters reading is everywhere and without the ability to read, you are kept from a whole world, not only of opportunity, but of communication with your fellow man. You are isolated.

But the importance of reading is not only a case of highlighting the importance of literacy, but also the importance of being able to read books. Without reading, books are nothing more than pulped firewood.

Yet books are educational – you can learn from books, you can learn facts and figures, but you can also learn ways of thinking, philosophies that can open your eyes – ideas like democracy and the rights of (wo)man. You can learn about other people, how they feel, speak, act, what they wear and that they are not so different after all. You can learn how to build wells, or make light, or fix an engine.
You can also learn how to write, or how not to – the ways that writers use prose shows you how to use rhetoric, grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Books are inspirational – you can get ideas from books, ideas for your own creative endeavours, ideas for games or a business plan
Books are escapism – you can get away from your ordinary life and visit other countries, other worlds, other dimensions, you can go to space or under the sea. You can travel while staying at home.
Books are relaxing – reading is good for you, it lowers the heart rate, reduces anxiety, helps insomiacs sleep and helps pass stressful times.

Books are engaging – when you read you use parts of your brain that are not engaged when you turn on the television or x-box. Books make you think and use your imagination. Reading is not a passive activity, but an active one, reading is a co-operative action between you and the author of your book. Her words + your imagination.

A recent study has shown that teenagers who read at least once a month FOR FUN are ‘significantly’ more likely to progress to a professional or managerial position than those who did not read. For boys in the study, there was a 58% probability that they would be in a managerial position at 33 if they were reading at 16. In other words reading for fun, leads to success. Teens who read for fun score better on tests for spelling, vocabulary, empathy and public speaking.

To fail to read is a failure of community, a failure of your humanity and it is to fail yourself.

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Bryony’s new book, Phoenix Rising is out on the 1st June. To find out more about Bryony and her work check out her website www.bryonypearce.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @BryonyPearce.

Spotlight: Exclusive Screening – Night School Web Series at ComicCon

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The final book in the Night School series, Endgame, will be published in June.

The cast and crew of Night School: The Web Series will be attending an exclusive screening of the Series at Comic Con’s Vidfest on Sunday 24th May at 1pm in London. Audiences will have a chance to meet and question BAFTA nominated director Jack Jewers, Jessica Sargent (Allie Sheridan), Campbell Challis (Carter West), Grace Parry (Katie Gilmore), Jodie Hirst (Jo Arringford) and, last but not least, CJ Daugherty herself.

Tickets are still available to buy HERE 

Night School: The Web Series was the first ever British Web Series based on a British YA Book. The series was first broadcast on YouTube in December 2014 and received outstanding support from viewers, with over 400,000 collective views. The Series was also credited with several Indie Series Network’s Web Series Awards, including Best Episode and Best Actor, and has been invited to appear at the Marseilles Web Festival in October 2015.

Useful Links:

Night School: The Web Series

Tickets information

Vidfest Programme

CJ Daugherty’s official website

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CJ Daugherty’s new series, The Secret Fire, is out this September. An original new adventure about a girl in England and a boy in Paris whose destines are entwined by an ancient curse.
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