Thursday, June 20, 2013

BOOKANISTAS: By Blood Book Blitz and Giveaway!

One of the best parts of being a member of the Bookanistas is the support we all give each other. And that's why I'm thrilled to hop into the Book Blitz for the release of fellow Bookanista Tracy Banghart's book BY BLOOD!

For 17-year-old Emma Wong, spending a summer in England should be a dream come true. Gorgeous scenery? Check. Lots of hot guys with accents? Yes, please. 

Throw in an estranged mom, annoying new stepdad, and drooling baby half-brother, and it’s a disaster even her favorite cherry red leather jacket can’t fix. Even worse, there’s (hot) live-in research assistant Josh to contend with. The only thing more embarrassing than drunk-kissing him hours after they meet? Knowing he’ll be witness to her family’s dysfunction all. summer. long.

But when Emma meets a mysterious girl who happens to be a Druid, her vacation suddenly promises to be far more intriguing than she anticipated. Powerful rituals, new friends, an intoxicating sense of freedom...and Simon, the sexy foreign stranger she was hoping for. It’s all a perfect distraction from dirty diapers and awkward family dinners.

Trouble is, intriguing doesn’t often mean simple. And Emma is about to discover just how not simple her life really is.

Sounds awesome, right? You guys know how I feel about books with Asian main characters (and if you don't...have we met?), so I am SUPER excited to see a half-Chinese half-Filipino girl being awesome, plus hot British boys. It's like the perfect Jess cocktail. 

Oh, and if you guys haven't met Tracy before, here's a little bit of info about her:

Tracy E. Banghart is a cheesy movie–loving, fantasy football–playing (go Ravens!), globe-trotting Army wife who began “practicing” her craft at the age of five, when she wrote her first story. She loves visiting the international friends she met while pursuing her MA in Publishing and spends a portion of every summer at her family’s cabin in Canada, where she finds inspiration and lots of time to relax on the dock. She lives with her husband, son, two lazy dogs and one ornery cat. When not writing or spending time with her family, she is on a mission to bake the perfect cupcake.

Tracy’s next novel, Moon Child, a companion to By Blood, will be available this August.

Tracy has a giveaway going on for BY BLOOD...just check out the Rafflecopter below for all of the awesome details on the TWO prize packs she has available! BY BLOOD signed paperback + a collection of hardcover books for a US winner, and BY BLOOD signed paperback + $50 Amazon GC for an international winner! Enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out what the other Bookanistas are up to today...

Shari Arnold
 marvels at THE MOON AND MORE by Saran Dessen

Tracy Banghart is thrilled by 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

Christine Fonseca shivers over SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi

Carrie Harris and Elana Johnson reveal the cover of SALLY SLICK & THE STEEL SYNDICATE by Carrie Harris

Corrine Jackson is nuts for AU REVOIR, CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK by Joe Schreiber

Shannon Messenger  raves about JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta

Tracey Neithercott adores THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab

Kimberly Sabatini is touched by OUT OF REACH by Carrie Arcos

Katy Upperman gushes over THE GIRL GUIDE by Christine Fonseca


  1. Thanks so much for helping spread the word about By Blood, Jessica! And I'm so happy to hear you appreciate Emma! She's my favorite of all the characters who've shown up in my head - feisty, fashionable, and basically totally badass. ;-)

  2. I hadn't heard about this book before, so thanks for mentioning it! It sounds fantastic! I added it to my Goodreads TBR list right away. :)