Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Trailer Reveal and Giveaway: Compulsion by Martina Boone


It was officially revealed earlier, but I've got a really cool post to share with you all. BUT FIRST. Watch the trailer!

About the Book:

Compulsion by Martina Boone
Book One of the Heirs of Watson Island series
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: October 28, 2014

Official Summary:

Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.

All her life, Barrie Watson had been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lived with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead--a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family's twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

Early Praise for Compulsion:

"Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you'll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series." -- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

"A fresh twist on the Southern Gothic — haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.” -- Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU and the Evernight and Spellcaster series 

"Compulsion is a stunningly magical debut with a delicious slow burn to be savored. I want to live in this story world!" -- Wendy Higgins, USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil Trilogy from HarperTeen

About the Author:

Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them. She’s the founder of, a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and, a site devoted to encouraging literacy and all this YA Series.

From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

About the Giveaway:

Want to win stuff, like this?

Click HERE for more details, and the Rafflecopter!



What does this mean? Well, if you figure it out, then you'll get something from me. A surprise giveaway, with a surprise prize. This giveaway is NOT sponsored by Simon Teen or Martina, but by me. It's open internationally, to anyone in the world.

Hints about my key code: it is NOT an acronym, and it IS a tag on my blog. You can find my blog tags at the very bottom of my blog (scroll allllllllll the way down). Shoot me an email or DM me or message my Facebook page if/when you figure it out. BE SPECIFIC. I won't just be handing out prizes. However, more than one person can win. You may make one first guess, and then one counter-guess. This giveaway of mine ends on August 31st (unlike Martina's giveaway, which ends in October).

Have fun!


  1. I AM READY!!! Lol. I liked the trailer <3 This book just sounds so interesting....OH AND YOU'RE READING WINTERSPELL OOOOH MAN I AM JEALOUSSS!
    Jackie @ No Bent Spines

  2. Yay :D Thank you for sharing Alyssa. <3 I am not sure this is a book for me. Sigh :( but, if you read it, then I am very excited for your review, hih. <3

  3. Good morning Alyssa, I'm a little confused, I watched the trailer can you tell me how to access the key code? Thank you

  4. DUH! Sorry brain fog. I got it. Thank you

  5. The trailer was lovely! I cannot till I get to Compulsion on my review pile!
    Thanks for sharing Alyssa!


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