The Summer the World Ended Blog Tour



We’re a few days away from the start of the blog tour for The Summer the World Ended, hosted by Xpresso blog tours.

The tour schedule is  here. Please take a minute to check out these blogs as they post. (Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter the giveaway for a $40 Amazon gift card & signed paperback 🙂 )

August 10th

A.E. Albert: A Writer’s Blog >> Review
nerdychampagne >> Review
Authors You Want to Read >> Excerpt
August 11th
Twisted Book Junkie >> Review
Mythical Books >> Interview
Girls With Books >> Excerpt
Just Us Book Blog >> Playlist
August 12th
We Do Write >> Interview
Buried Under Books >> Review
fuonlyknew >> Excerpt
August 13th
Fandemonium Network >> Interview
Fangirls Read it First >> Review
Evermore Books  >> Review
August 14th
StarAngels Reviews >> Review
Suzy Turner, YA Author >> Top 10 List
Pieces of Whimsy >> Guest post
CBY Book Club >> Excerpt
Weekend break
August 17th
Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! >> Review
Reading Away The Days >> Interview
A British Bookworm’s Blog >> Review
August 18th
A Book Addict’s Bookshelves >> Guest post
I Feel the Need, the Need to Read >> Review

August 19th
Mom With A Kindle >> Review
Seeing Double In Neverland >> Excerpt
My Book Addiction >> Review
August 20th
Book Lovers Life >> Top 10 List
The Avid Reader >> Review
James Wymore >> Review
August 21st
Random Redheaded Ramblings >> Review
Lisa Loves Literature >> Review
City of Friendship Fangirl >> Review

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New Release | The Summer The World Ended


Hi all 🙂

This coming Monday, 6/29, my second foray into the world of young adult writing is coming out. The Summer the World Ended is an emotional rollercoaster ride. Fourteen year old Riley McCullough has been looking forward to the “most epic summer ever” between eighth grade and high school. An introvert by nature, she was eager to spend countless hours online with her best (and only) friend Amber Nelson, playing video games into the wee hours.

Amber’s parents surprise her with a surprise Mexico vacation as a graduation present, throwing a wet blanket of suck over Riley’s first two weeks of freedom. From there, things only get worse, and soon she’s on the other side of the country with a father she hadn’t seen since she was eight.

Of course, trying to fit in to a new town, adjust to the new routine of living with dad, and being thousands of miles away from anything familiar all seems trivial when the world plunges into nuclear war.

Please join me on Facebook Monday for a release party –

Prizes include:

2 signed paperbacks of The Summer the World Ended
3 ebooks (winner’s choice) from my released titles.
2 $10 Amazon gift cards
1 The Summer the World Ended 24×36 poster (signed if desired)
(As yet undetermined cool trinkets made by Justplummy Swagit)

Other ebook prizes:

The Curse Merchant – by JP Sloan
The Curse Servant – by JP Sloan
Fairy Keeper – by Amy Rhoades Bearce
Catch Me When I Fall – by Vicki Leigh
Night of Pan – by Gail Strickland
How to Date Dead Guys – by Ann Noser
Exacting Essence – by James Wymore
The Undead – by Elsie Elmore
The Black Oracle – by Michael Cristiano

Add the book on Goodreads here:


Tour | The Summer the World Ended



With the release date for The Summer the World Ended fast approaching (6/29/15), I wanted to invite book bloggers to sign up for a promotional tour being managed by Xpresso Book Tours in support of my second YA title. (At the moment they have it categorized as Sci Fi, but i’m not sure that fits. If anything, i’d consider it post-apocalyptic.)


As far as Riley McCullough is concerned, her best friend getting ‘dragged’ off to Puerto Vallarta for the first two weeks of summer vacation was the end of the world―at least until the bombs fell.

Life in suburban New Jersey with her mother has been comfortable, not to mention boring, to an introverted fourteen year old. As if her friend’s surprise trip wasn’t bad enough, her expectations for the ‘best summer ever’ disintegrate when she gets sent across the country to stay with a father she hasn’t seen in six years. Adjusting to a tiny, desert town where everyone stares at them like they don’t belong proves difficult, and leaves her feeling more isolated than ever. To make matters worse, her secretive father won’t tell the truth about why he left―or what he’s hiding.

Her luck takes an unexpected turn for the better when she meets a boy who shares her interest in video games and contempt for small town boredom. In him, she finds a kindred spirit who might just make the middle of nowhere tolerable.

Happiness is short lived; fleeing nuclear Armageddon, she takes shelter with her dad in an underground bunker he’d spent years preparing. After fourteen days without sun, Riley must overcome the sorrow of losing everything to save the one person she cares about most.


Also, all are welcome to join me on Facebook on 6/29 from 4pm EST to 8pm EST to hang out, chat,  play games, contests, and win prizes in support of the book’s release.