New Releases, Promo

Spotlight – Serenade: The Dark Nocturne by Morgan Shamy

My first post after being gone for a year is spotlighting a new book called Serenade: The Dark Nocturne by Morgan Shamy. The author of The Redpoint Crux. I haven’t read it yet but I am planning to pick up to read soon because I did enjoy The Redpoint Crux.

Serenade: The Dark Nocturne Book 1

By: Morgan Shamy

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Mystery

Release Date: 31 May 2022

Find It Here:

Synopsis:

St. Paul’s Academy of the Arts isn’t your usual boarding school…

When November Huntington is sent away to live with her long-lost family, she’s forced to attend a music school for the gifted—which wouldn’t be a problem if November were musical. She’s an athlete through and through, and hates being different.

The kids at the school don’t welcome her, they’re wary of her presence, especially Vincent, a brooding teenage boy involved with dark spirits, who can make time stop when he plays his piano. In fact, all her classmates are obsessed with playing their instruments. And odd things happen when they do.

But something is off about the school. Deaths have occurred through the years, students showing up dead the same way November’s parents were killed—with their throats ripped out.

A killer is on the loose… November must figure out a way to stop whoever it is, balance her feelings for Vincent, and solve her parents’ past before she, too, is numbered among the dead.

Morgan Shamy is an ex-ballerina turned Gothic Mystery writer, represented by Corvisiero Literary Agency. 

She has been immersed in the arts since the young age of 4, where she performed various roles alongside a professional ballet company for over seven years, and has danced on prestigious stages like soloing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. She has taught hundreds of girls in her fifteen years of teaching, where some of her students have received full-ride scholarships to schools like School of American Ballet, the Harid Conservatory, Kirov Academy of Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, to name a few. 

Morgan discovered writing when her three-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. It was through that experience which instilled the need to share art and magic with children through words on the page.  

Morgan is also an accomplished concert pianist. She was the first girl in Utah to receive the 75 pt. Gold Cup in the Utah Federation of Music in piano solo/concerto competition. Morgan currently lives with her X-Games gold-medalist husband and four children in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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If you have read the book, let me know in the comments what you thought it about.

Blog Tour, New Releases, Promo, TBR and Beyond Blog Tour

Blog Tour for Quiet No More by Nikki Barthelmess (Promo & Giveaway)

Welcome to my blog stop on the blog tour for Quiet No More by Nikki Barthelmess. The tour is hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.

Quiet No More

Publishing Date: 13 October 2020

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Synopsis:

College freshman Victoria Parker is trying to move on with her life after surviving sexual assault by her father and six months in foster care. She’s focusing on the positives – attending college, living on her own, repairing old relationships and making new ones, and getting involved with an abuse survivors activist group on campus. But everything’s thrown into disarray when a strange woman shows up, claiming to be Victoria’s aunt and asking Victoria to lie about what happened to her. With her father’s sentencing in a few months, she’s nervous about having to share the truth of what happened with a judge. She’s not even sure if she has the strength to go through with it. But when her fellow club members begin pressuring her to speak out, Victoria has to decide how to share her story while remaining true to herself.

Find the Book Here: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository | Indigo

About the Author

Nikki Barthelmess is an author of young adult books, including THE QUIET YOU CARRY, QUIET NO MORE (October 13, 2020), and EVERYTHING WITHIN AND IN BETWEEN ( HarperChildren’s, Fall 2021). Nikki entered foster care in Nevada at twelve and spent the next six years living in six different towns. During this time, Nikki found solace in books, her journal, and the teachers who encouraged her as a writer. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Nikki lives in Santa Barbara with her family.

Find Her Here: Website | Twitter | Instagram

Please check out the rest of the blogger spots on the tour. Below is the tour schedule.

Tour Schedule

Also check out the Bookstagram tour, below is link.

Bookstagram Tour

There is a chance to win a final copy of The Quiet You Carry and Quiet No More. This is a US only giveaway! The giveaway ends on September 8th. Link is below.

Giveaway