Friday, December 9, 2016

Blog Tour: Mind Games by Heather Petty with Playlist & Giveaway!


Sherlock Holmes and Miss James “Mori” Moriarty may have closed their first case, but the mystery is far from over in the thrilling sequel to Lock & Mori, perfect for fans of Maureen Johnson and Sherlock.
You know their names. Now discover their beginnings.

Mori’s abusive father is behind bars…and she has never felt less safe. Threatening letters have started appearing on her doorstep, and the police are receiving anonymous tips suggesting that Mori—not her father—is the Regent’s Park killer. To make matters worse, the police are beginning to believe them.

Through it all, Lock—frustrating, brilliant, gorgeous Lock—is by her side. The two of them set out to discover who is framing Mori, but in a city full of suspects, the task is easier said than done. With the clock ticking, Mori will discover just how far she is willing to go to make sure that justice is served, and no one—not even Lock—will be able to stop her.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N


I have a Spotify playlist called L&M2, which was my writing soundtrack while I drafted and revised MIND GAMES. And once in a while, a song that really fits a particular scene would come up, and I’d put the song on repeat while I worked out the details. Without being too spoilery, here are a few songs that became soundtrack songs to important scenes in the book: 

Make It Rain by Tom Waits – “I want to believe/In the mercy of the world again” Short Change Hero by The Heavy – “When I love you like the way I love you/And I suffer, but I ain't gonna cut you 'cause/This ain't no place for no hero.”

Talk Show Host by Radiohead – “I want to, I want to be someone else or I'll explode”
I Know Places by Lykke Li – “Don't ask me when, but ask me why./Don't ask me how, but ask me where./There is a road. There is a way./There is a place. There is a place.” Sia’s The Space Between became an anthem of sorts for Lock and Mori as they had to face down the broadening divide between them and whether they’d be able to stay together or give in to that divide. “Oh, we don't bend, we're breaking 
The space between is deafening 
No one's moving, we lack the courage to 
We lay in stalemate, wishing the other would” A few other songs I used while I wrote the scenes between them: 

Touch by Lights Fade Low – “No one will take you/No one will break you/I’ll keep you whole until I die” Love Like This by Kodaline – “A love like this won't last forever/I know that a love like this won't last forever/But I, I don't really mind, I don't really mind at all” Don’t Go by Rae Morris – “Don't go,/Don't feel like you have to,/Only if you want to,/Fill my world with hope again”
It’s All A Lie by Keren Ann – 
“So I keep my wit, my running game 
My shoulders straight, chin up high 
But it's all a lie 
It's all a lie, it's all a lie And I forget how the time, it flies 
When my fingers crossed, I hope in vain 
That you'll be home with sleepy eyes 
To fix it all, cause you know my pain”


Heather Petty has been obsessed with mysteries since she was twelve, which is when she decided that stories about murders in London drawing rooms and English seaside villages were far superior to all other stories. She is the author of the Lock & Mori series. She lives in Reno, Nevada, with her husband, daughter, and four hopelessly devious cats. You can visit her online at

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Tour Schedule:

Week 1:

11/28: Fiction Fare - Review
11/29: Awkwordly Emma - Q&A
11/30: Da Readaholic Book Blog - Review
12/1: The Irish Banana Review - Guest Post
12/2: Here's to Happy Endings - Review

Week 2:
12/5: Mundie Moms - Q&A
12/6: Don't Fold the Page - Review
12/7: A Binding Attraction - Top 10
12/8: Sophie Reads YA - Review
12/9: Kara the Redhead - Playlist


3 Finished Copies of MIND GAMES (US Only)

Blog Tour: S.H.A.Y. (Almost #1) by Christina Leigh Pritchard with Giveaway

S.H.A.Y. (Almost #1)

by Christina Leigh Pritchard

Genre: NA Scifi/Suspense

Release Date: August 16th 2016

Limitless Publishing

Summary from Goodreads:

Experiment 318: Gone Rogue

Shay is scientific experiment #318. Science may have created her, but she refuses to allow it to blind her to the difference between right and wrong…

Synthetic Hominid Assumed Youth (S.H.A.Y.) is eighteen years old, which means she has completed Phase One: Developmental. Shay no longer requires the assistance of her Optional Human Parent, Darla, who has guided her in the process of discovering her morality. Shay loves her easy, charming life aboard the marine research facility and doesn’t want it to change.

Phase Two: Experimental. All S.H.A.Y. ages 18-20 will experience loss…
Darla shouldn’t have to die because of an experiment. The thought of losing the only parent she’s ever known is too much. Determined to make sure the scientists at the facility don’t get their way, Shay entraps Darla in a transport device to escape across the Miami Border. There, on the mainland, law enforcement will keep her human parent safe.

Escape Mission: Failed…

Shay crashes into one of the Lone Keys off the coast of Florida, abandoned to all humanity, except for the stranger who drags her ashore. Shay must get Darla to safety or she will die of radiation poisoning trapped inside the Freeze Portal, but Shay can’t do it alone.

The boy who found her, an Ersatz Reproduction Intelligence Clone (E.R.I.C.), is her only hope. He has adaptation skills she needs to complete her mission. Eric was created by the same scientists who want to kill Darla, though. She tries to keep their interaction strictly business, but it’s hard to hate him. He’s flirty, charming and not to mention devastatingly handsome.

Shay must put her trust in Eric’s hands if she wants to save Darla from her fate. It may be worth her heart, but will it be worth her life?

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BAM


S.H.A.Y. argues with the E.R.I.C.

“Well then, I’m not going to get in the water.” I bent over, snatching my clothes. He helped me, handing me my shirt. I snatched it from him. “I’ll just wait up here for you to get back.”
He laughed, poking me in the stomach. “Look, creampuff, I’m not going in without you.”
“Oh yes you will, or I’ll—”
“You’ll what? Talk to yourself some more?”
I narrowed my eyes at him, stumbling as I tugged my pants on.
“You’re the one who needs my help, remember?”
“You make me sick.” My shirt slipped down over my head and I struggled with the buttons.
He smiled. “Take your clothes off.”
“Don’t tell me what to do.”
Amie groaned. She stood beside me, rolling her eyes. “You’re just creating more and more sexual tension with the E.R.I.C. Soon, you’ll forget all about your Darla and I’ll have no human mother for S.H.A.Y. 319.”
“I won’t!” I unzipped my pants again. “I’ll do whatever it takes to save them both.”
Eric backed away. “Whoa, there, I was just teasing you.”
“I’m not talking to you.”
He rolled his eyes. “Right, I forgot, you have others here with you.”
“I’m not doing this for you, you’re the enemy. I’m trying to save my, my—”
“You’re trying to save your ‘what’ exactly?”
“It doesn’t concern you. Just follow me into the water. That way, we can get started.”
“Are you hitting on me?” His eyes widened. “I enjoy a little banter and all, but—” 
I shoved him. “Like I’d ever flirt with you.”

About the Author

Christina Leigh Pritchard was born and raised in South Florida. Her first stories were written at the age of nine in spiral notebooks and in the various diaries she kept.

Since she's upgraded to a computer, she's completed over fifty books, including her ALMOST Series, signed with Limitless Publishing.

Christina Leigh Pritchard is still going strong with many more to come! Her genre's include science fiction, dark fantasy, young adult, drama, suspense, historical romance, multicultural, comedy, poetry and many more.

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