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My name is Stephanie and I have been running my personal brand, A Dream Within A Dream, since January 2012. It began mostly as a book blog focusing on reviews, author interviews, guest posts, blog tours, etc. I expanded to include two more of my greatest passions - travel and mental health awareness. The newest blog is about both travel and mental health (both awareness, education, and my own personal battles). I still post daily on the book blog as well. My social media channels and blog followers continue to rise daily and I'm hoping to reach more people about my passions and how I could possibly help them.

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the DISCOVERY OF THE FIVE SENSES by @knsmith_author Blog Tour hosted by @jaimerockstarbooktours! Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! About The Book: Title: DISCOVERY OF THE FIVE SENSES (The Urban Boys #1) Author: K.N. Smith Pub. Date: September 29, 2015 Publisher: Two Petals Publishing Formats: Paperback, eBook Pages: 341 Welcome or unwelcome. Fate has arrived. "A captivating and poetic tale of mystery, fantasy, and reality tied together by action!" 5-stars, Lars Jackson, Amazon Customer A suspenseful incident in a forbidden preserve heightens the senses of five friends. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become super-gifts that forever change the world. But furious battles confront the boys as they try to understand their sensory super powers in a race to save mankind. With light beings and mysterious strangers complicating their plight, can the boys defeat the evil Druth before it’s too late? Get prepared for the twisting and grinding of this award-winning, action-adventure story — an edge-of-your-seat narrative for young and mature readers alike. #discoveryofthefivesenses #theurbanboys #knsmith #twopetalspublishing #rockstarbooktours #giveaway #booktour #ireadya #yalit #youngadultadventure #youngadultfiction #yafiction #yafantasy #bipocauthors #diverseauthors #diversityreads #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookish #bookworm #igbooks #igreads

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the RAISING THE HORSEMAN by @blackbirdpirate @disneybooks @letstalkya Blog Tour hosted by @jaimerockstarbooktours! Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Link in bio. About The Book: Title: RAISING THE HORSEMAN Author: Serena Valentino Pub. Date: September 6, 2022 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Formats: Hardcover, eBook Pages: 304 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org From the New York Times best-selling author of Disney’s Villains series comes a ghostly new stand-alone novel that reimagines The Legend of Sleepy Hollow through the eyes of a modern teen. The two-hundredth anniversary of the Headless Horseman's legendary haunting of Sleepy Hollow is approaching, but Kat van Tassel wants nothing to do with the town's superstitious celebrations. As a descendant of the original Katrina van Tassel, Kat knows she’s expected to fulfill her ancestor’s legacy by someday marrying her longtime boyfriend and running the prestigious family estate. But Kat dreams of a life outside Sleepy Hollow. Then Kat meets Isadora, a new girl in town who challenges Kat to reexamine those expectations, opens her eyes to the possibility that ghosts are real, and makes her question who she truly wants to be...and be with. When Kat is given the original Katrina’s diary, a new legend begins to take shape, one that weaves together the past and the present in eerie ways. Can Kat uncover a two-hundred-year-old secret, and trace its shocking reverberations in her own life, in time to protect what she truly loves? Fans of Serena Valentino will delight in this supernatural coming-of-age tale that finally gives the women of Sleepy Hollow a chance to tell their side of the story. #raisingthehorseman #SerenaValentino #disneybooks #letstalkya #rockstarbooktours #giveaway #booktour #disney #lgbtq #sleepyhollow #headlesshorseman #fantasy #yabookstagram #yalit #youngadult #igreads #bookstagram #booklover #bookish #read #bookstagrammer #booknerd #bookaddict #bibliophile #booksofinstagram

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE UNDEAD TRUTH OF US by @britney.s.lewis, @disneybooks, @letstalkya, Blog Tour hosted by @jaimerockstarbooktours! Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Link in bio. About The Book: Title: THE UNDEAD TRUTH OF US Author: Britney S. Lewis Pub. Date: August 9, 2022 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Formats: Hardcover, eBook Pages: 368 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org Death was everywhere. They all stared at me, bumping into one another and slowly coming forward. Sixteen-year-old Zharie Young is absolutely certain her mother morphed into a zombie before her untimely death, but she can't seem to figure out why. Why her mother died, why her aunt doesn't want her around, why all her dreams seem suddenly, hopelessly out of reach. And why, ever since that day, she's been seeing zombies everywhere. Then Bo moves into her apartment building—tall, skateboard in hand, freckles like stars, and an undeniable charm. Z wants nothing to do with him, but when he transforms into a half zombie right before her eyes, something feels different. He contradicts everything she thought she knew about monsters, and she can't help but wonder if getting to know him might unlock the answers to her mother's death. As Zharie sifts through what's real and what's magic, she discovers a new truth about the world: Love can literally change you—for good or for dead. In this surrealist journey of grief, fear, and hope, Britney S. Lewis's debut novel explores love, zombies, and everything in between in an intoxicating amalgam of the real and the fantastic. #theundeadtruthofus #britneyslewis #disneybooks #letstalkya #rockstarbooktours #giveaway #DiverseReads #OwnVoices #zombies #paranormal #yafantasy #yahorror #yabook #yabookstagram #yalit #youngadult  #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookish #bookworm #igbooks #igreads

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the BLOODY FOOL FOR LOVE by #williamritter #hyperionbooks, @disneybooks, @letstalkya Blog Tour hosted by @jaimerockstarbooktours! Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Link in bio. About The Book: Title: BLOODY FOOL FOR LOVE: A Spike Novel Author: William Ritter Pub. Date: August 2, 2022 Publisher: Disney Publishing Group Formats: Hardcover, eBook Pages: 256 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org Bloody Fool for Love from New York Times best-selling author William Ritter marks the beginning of an all-new series that explores prequel stories about fan-favorite Buffy characters. A verified villain. A slayer killer. A god among vampires. And most of all? A hopeless romantic... Spike just wants to enjoy the spoils of his new badass reputation. He’s now a legendary slayer killer, and he’s returning to London—the greatest city in the world. Unfortunately, his new abode is far from ideal (a dank basement), and the rest of his strange little “family” is reeling from the fact that their patriarch, Angellus, abandoned them. Spike’s love, Drusilla, seems especially heartbroken and spends her time lost in her tarot cards and planning their next gruesome family dinner when they all can be reunited. Desperate to break Dru out of her melancholy, Spike vows to steal a powerful relic that will help her focus on their dark future together. It’s the perfect plan—that is until a monster named Gunnar, leader of the demon underworld of London, steals the relic first. Forced to form his own ragtag group of underworld denizens, Spike plans an epic heist against a ruthless gang of undead criminals. As he navigates paranormal plots, royal black ops, and breaks for teatime (they may be abominations, but they’re British abominations, thank you very much), Spike soon realizes that his homecoming is about to get bloody. This rompy, action-packed novel inspired by one of Buffy’s most infamous bad boys is part Bonnie and Clyde, part Sherlock and Watson, with just a bit more bloodsucking. #bloodyfoolforlove #williamritter #hyperionbooks #disneybooks #letstalkya #rock

Meet Emory Fae, learn more about the series & don’t forget to enter the #giveaway! From Book 1: “Hope was a dangerous thing. It could consume every dream and make them take flight, becoming wild daydreams in one’s heart and mind. Or hope could incinerate everything you thought you knew, burning you down to your core, leaving you raw and exposed for the world.” Emory Fae has only known one thing—life at The Academy, a school for those with special abilities. Following in her parents’ footsteps, the pressure to uphold their dream falls on her and one of her best friends—Adair Stratton. An outcast and feared by most, Adair longs to break away from the expectations dictating his future. With whispers of dark magic spreading across Kiero, Adair starts to doubt The Academy is all it seems. An unexpected visit ignites new tensions as the roguish king from across the Black Sea, Tadeas Maher of the Shattered Isles, and his heir, Marquis Maher, sail to Kiero. Caught in the middle of politics, Adair and Emory, with the help of their best friends Brokk and Memphis, search for the one thing that matters the most—the truth. Their world is tipped upside down as unlikely alliances are made, and war ravages Kiero. Through the throes of betrayal, lies, hidden magic, and love, Adair is faced with a life changing decision. Will he fight or bow to the darkness within? But, Adair’s decision will change the course of Kiero forever, setting in motion irreversible destinies for everyone at The Academy as Emory Fae rises as heir. #BlackDawn #blackdawnseries #mallorymccartney #fantasybooks #epicfantasybooks #youngadult #newadultbooks #rockstarbooktours #giveaway #romance #bookstagram Make sure to stop by @Bookhounds for tomorrow’s reveal! GIVEAWAY: Win a signed copy of Kingdom of Broken Iron TO ENTER: - follow @authormalmccartney and @jaimerockstarbooktours - tag a friend in the comments EXTRA ENTRY: - share the cover in your story for 24hrs & tag @jaimerockstarbooktours so we see your entry RULES: - Giveaway will end Aug 21 @ midnight EST - INTERNATIONAL - not affiliated with Instagram -must be 18 or have parent's permission -must be a public account to verify entries

Hiding from your "Selves" is a ticket to being perpetually stuck. In the 4-week Final 8th May masterclass, reverse engineer stuck-points with author Bridgit Dengel Gaspard and take a deep dive into the world of your Alter Egos. Guess what? They have the keys to your full potential (and it's fun.) Discover the power of life-changing mind/body integration and once and for all, get to the other side of endless mirage goals and cross your Final 8th finish line. Last chance to enroll until the fall—https://conta.cc/2Ox1hlz 😊📚 #alterego #book #boss #goal #goals #grow #LCSW #learn #letgo #secret #thefinal8th #thrive #transformation #victory #VoiceDialogue #wellbeing #wisdom #writer  #success #linkinbio

Tell No Lies Blog Tour: Excerpt

It just felt that way since he’d fallen in love with her the day they met in Microeconomics, on his first day of classes at the University of Arizona. Maybe two years ago it wasn’t real,” she said in a way that made Billy think she really didn’t believe that. It was Billy’s favorite Mexican food in Tucson, not too expensive, great food. Emma’s body was half in, half out of the pond, a good hundred feet beyond him, obscured in part by an outcrop of large rocks on the water’s edge.

Book Blast + Giveaway: You Were Made For Me by Jenna Guillaume

YA author Jenna Guillaume is back with a fun and modern feminist twist on the 1985 pop cult film Weird Science. A boy whose lips taste like cookie dough and whose skin smells like springtime. From the author of What I Like About Me comes a hilarious feminist twist on a classic narrative, loaded with laughs, mishaps, and plenty of 80s and 90s pop-culture callbacks. Jenna frequently appears as a moderator and panellist at festivals, and has extensive on-camera experience through her work at BuzzFeed and as a pop culture expert for ABC News.

The Path to Sunshine Cove Blog Tour: Excerpt

But a new client is taking Jess back to Cape Sanctuary, a town she once called home…and that her little sister, Rachel, still does. Against her judgment, Jess finds herself becoming attached—to her sister and her family, even to her client’s interfering son, Nate— As she cased the property, she instantly found the spot a hundred yards from the house that would give her a perfect view of the water, almost as if it had been created exactly for her twenty-four-foot 1993 Airstream, affectionately nicknamed Vera by Jess’s business partner. She only had to make sure she didn’t lose sight of her twin objectives here in Cape Sanctuary—spending time with her sister’s family and helping her client—

Danger in Numbers Blog Tour: Excerpt

This Spring, Heather Graham returns with a sultry and shocking standalone thriller about an FBI special agent trying to run from his past and a state police agent bent on solving a horrifying crime, even if it leads the two of them into the web of a vicious cult. The crime draws the attention of the FBI in the form of Special Agent Hunter Forrest, a man with insider knowledge of how violent cults operate, and a man who might never be able to escape his own past. He could imagine the scene: Jessie wouldn’t have appeared bright and early to help prepare the day’s meal with the other women. The homeless veteran had looked at Jessie’s father and said, “Please, sir, help if you can.”

Title: LOVE AND OTHER MOODS Author: Crystal Z. Lee Pub. Date: December 10, 2020 Publisher: Balestier Press Formats: Paperback, eBook Pages: 324 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org Read for FREE With A Kindle Unlimited Membership!   Love and Other Moods is a coming-of-age story set in contemporary China, about falling in love, learning to adult, finding strength, and discovering one’s place in the world. Naomi Kita-Fan uproots her life from New York to China when her fiancé’s company transfers him to Shanghai. After a disastrous turn of events, Naomi finds herself with no job, no boyfriend, and nowhere to live in a foreign country. Amidst the backdrop of Shanghai welcoming millions of workers and visitors to the 2010 World Expo, we meet a tapestry of characters through Naomi: Joss Kong, a Shanghai socialite who leads an enviable life, but must harbor the secrets of her husband, Tay Kai Tang. Logan Hayden, a womanizing restaurateur looking for love in all the wrong places. Pan Jinsung and Ouyang Zhangjie, a silver-aged couple struggling with adapting to the ever-changing faces of their city. Dante Ouyang, who had just returned to China after spending years overseas, must choose between being filial and being in love. All their dreams and aspirations interweave within the sprawling web of Shanghai. This multilayered novel explores a kaleidoscope of shifting relationships——familial friction, amorous entanglements, volatile friendships——in one of the most dynamic metropolises of the twenty-first century. About Crystal:  Crystal Z. Lee is a Taiwanese American bilingual writer and a member of the Asian Authors Alliance. She has called many places home, including Taipei, New York, Shanghai, and the San Francisco Bay Area. She was formerly a public relations executive who had worked with brands in the fashion, beauty, technology, and automotive industries. Love and Other Moods is her first New Adult novel. Her debut children’s book is forthcoming in 2021. Find her on Instagram @crystal.z.lee. Giveaway Details: 1 winner will receive a Curated Love and Other Moods gift basket filled with items related to the novel

Hey everyone! Today I'm spotlighting a blog tour for an adorable picture book series - Winston the Wombat! Head over to my blog and check out my post from November 2nd, and be sure to visit the other hosts! Don't forget to enter the giveaway! 😊💗📚 #winstonthewombat #bookblogger #bookblog #booklover #blogtour #picturebooks #childrensbooks #booknerd #bookaholic

Be sure to check out the blog tour for The Psychic's Memoirs by Ryan Hyatt! Today is my stop on the tour, so head over to my blog and don't forget to enter the giveaway! 😊📚❤ #thepsychicsmemoirs #ryanhyatt #giveaway #scifi #sciencefiction #cyberpunk #alternatereality #alternatetimeline #revolution #crimefiction #policeprocedural #noir #detectivestory #paranormal #readersofinstagram #igreads #instabooks #yaromance #bookstagram #book #reading #booklover #bookworm #bookish #read #bookstagrammer #booknerd #bookaddict #bibliophile #booksofinstagram

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Bone Thief! Check out the blog to read my 4.5 star review and enter the giveaway. We are also giving away 1 copy of THE BONE THIEF by Breeana Shields (US/CAN Only). The giveaway will start on May 20th 2020 and will finish on June 3rd 2020 (00:00 GMT+1). ​There will be only 1 copy for the entire tour (not one per stop). Entries for the giveaway: ▪︎Follow @theffbc & @whatmakespatri ▪︎Follow the author @breeanashields ▪︎Follow the publishing house publishing house @pagestreetya ▪︎Follow me on Instagram: @adreamindream ▪︎Any Comment You Want - Make it clear if you are participating or not and tag @theffbc in your comments! Extra entries: ▪︎Tag a friend (each friend will be an extra entry). ▪︎Share on your stories about the giveaway (remember to tag @whatmakespatri and @theffbc) ▪︎Follow @michellesulk ▪︎Follow any other FFBC team member participating in the tour (let us know on the comment section who did you follow). Check everyone's Instagram handles below: @shelfrated, @_bookishaestha_biblio.jojo, @popthebutterfly and @trappedinsidestories. Check out these accounts tomorrow to earn more giveaway points. Always tag @theffbc and @whatmakespatri letting us know who you are following. #thebonecharmer #thebonethief #breeanashields #pagestreetya #pagestreetkids #FFBCTours #yafantasy

Today is my stop on the Palace of Silver blog tour! Be sure to check out my 4.5 star review and enter the giveaway on my blog! . . . We also have a special Instagram giveaway for the tour! Follow the instructions to enter to win a copy of KINGDOM OF ASH AND BRIARS, REALM OF RUINS, and PALACE OF SILVER (US Only). The giveaway will start on APRIL 22nd 2020 and will finish on May 6th 2020 (00:00 GMT+1). ​There will only be one prize for the entire tour - not one per tour stop. . . Entries for the giveaway: ▪︎Follow @theffbc & @whatmakespatri ▪︎Follow the author @hannahwestya ▪︎Follow the publishing house publishing house @holidayhousebks ▪︎Follow @adreamindream ▪︎Any Comment You Want - Make it clear if you are participating or not and to tag @theffbc in your comments! . . Extra entries: ▪︎Tag a friend (each friend will be an extra entry). ▪︎Share on your stories about the giveaway (remember to tag me @whatmakespatri and @theffbc) ▪︎Follow @michellesulk ▪︎Follow any other FFBC team member participating in the tour (let us know on the comment section who did you follow). Check everyone's Instagram handles below: @adreamindream @TheReadingCornerforAll @poisonbooknerd @nayspinkbookshelf @and_shereads @_bookishaestha_ @tweetybugshouse @sometimesleelynnreads @kaitplusbooks @ya.its.lit @l.m.durand @bookishzelda . . . #palaceofsilver #NisseraChronicles #hannahwest #holidayhousebooks #bookblogger #bookblog #bookworm #blogtour #youngadultfiction #youngadultbooks #ya #booksofinstagram #booklover #booknerd

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