Wednesday, April 18, 2012


So, not only am I doing an amazing Grand Opening Giveaway (see my post on the left from Monday April 9th - it's worth entering!) but I also had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the SocialPunk blog tour, celebrating the release of Monica Leonelle's latest book SocialPunk!
About Monica: Monica Leonelle is a well-known digital media strategist and the author of three novels. She blogs at Prose on Fire ( and shares her writing and social media knowledge with other bloggers and authors through her Free Writer Toolkit (
About SocialPunk: Ima would give anything to escape The Dome and learn what’s beyond its barriers, but the Chicago government has kept all its citizens on lockdown ever since the Scorched Years left most of the world a desert wasteland. When a mysterious group of hooded figures enters the city unexpectedly, Ima uncovers a plot to destroy The Dome and is given the choice between escaping to a new, dangerous city or staying behind and fighting a battle she can never win.
My Review: SocialpunkSocialpunk by Monica Leonelle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Once again, Monica Leonelle doesn't disappoint! This story has all the great elements you would expect - action, romance, a futuristic dystopian society - and I couldn't put it down. The characters are interesting, and described in a way that allows you to easily visualize them in your mind. The society described hasn't been done before, which was refreshing.
I loved Silver Smoke by this same author, and this series is definitely of the same high caliber! The only thing that stops it from being 5 stars is the few editing errors, which caused "hiccups" in my reading. But overall this is a great read and I highly recommend it! I look forward to the next book in the series!

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Here's an excerpt: A woman with long purple eyelashes, who kind of reminded Ima of a butterfly, brushed by Ima with tattooed art entirely covering both her arms. One of the tattoos started out as a young boy who grew just a little older with each second, until he looked like a man. To Ima’s amazement, the tattoo played like a home video.

Ima looked at Vaughn for explanation. “How—?”

“Pixel skin-grafts,” Vaughn whispered into ima’s ear. “Some people do their entire bodies in them. Doesn’t do much in terms of protection, but lets you change your outfit on a Clout.”
Sound great? It really is!! I was already a fan of this author, and plan to continue to read her works. :) In celebration of the release of her book, she is doing an AMAZING giveaway - and since you know me, you get to participate as well! Just complete entries on the Rafflecopter form by clicking here (I was going to put it below but it didn't want to behave!) to get your name in to win a bunch of fabulous prizes. Also, don't forget to visit the other bloggers who are participating in this great blog hop - you can find them all listed at . Thanks, and good luck! :)


  1. I agree, the premise for Socialpunk was really cool!

  2. I had a lot of fun during my week of the Socialpunk Blog Tour! Looks like you did too :)

  3. Hi
    I am posting my review on Socialpunk at the end of the month. I would be glad if you would visit me to see the review ... it is written by one of the characters from my book, Cursed. I am now following you and would be pleased if you would follow me too: