Category: Giveaway

#LetsReadIndie | Interview + G..

Posted January 25, 2017 by Tina in Giveaway, Reviews / 0 Comments
#LetsReadIndie | Interview + Giveaway by David Allen Kimmel

Welcome to another edition of We Love The Indies part of the #LetsReadIndie Challenge. Every Wednesday you will find a new indie author on my blog or RaeAnne’s blog. Our goal for We Love The Indies is to introduce you to new indie authors from different genres that may interest you. We hope that you pick up one of these wonderful authors that we are spotlighting and enjoy their book. Today on the blog, I am interviewing David Allen Kimmel author of Your Truth Is Out There. Interview Could you tell us a little about yourself and your book? David: The book, “Your Truth is Out There” is a fast-paced action-adventure that introduces Henry Backus, an Earthling artist who has spent his whole life shrinking in the face of conflict. Henry has accepted one compromise after another, until he finally reaches the point where he can take it no more. […]


Happy New Year | Happy Blogver..

Posted January 1, 2017 by Tina in As Told by Tina, Giveaway / 25 Comments
Happy New Year | Happy Blogversary to Me! + Giveaway

Today marks my second blogversary! I’ve been blogging for six years on and off but As Told By Tina has been my longest running blog. When I first thought about book blogging I never expected to be here two years later. It has been such an amazing journey these past two years and I cannot wait to see what 2017 has in store for me. Truth is I had no idea what to expect when I embarked on this journey. I tried reading the same books that everyone was hyping, I tried to be like everyone else but now two years down the road I realized that it is much easier to blog about whatever I want, read whatever I want and do whatever I want. 2017 will be about changes. I’ll definitely be blogging about books but you’ll see snippets of mommy life, my bullet journal and maybe even […]


Blog Tour + Giveaway | Written..

Posted November 2, 2016 by Tina in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour + Giveaway | Written In Scars by Adriana Locke

I’ve been Adriana’s books since she gifted me a copy of her debut The Exception and I’ve been hooked on her writing ever since. Sacrifice was the book that broke me and one I considered being her best but after reading Written In Scars, I have to say that this book is her best. Written In Scars is not your typical love story where boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and Girl get married. This is a story about what happens after they get married. What happens when there is real bumps in your happily ever after. Elin and Ty have been together since they were kids and have grown together both individually and as a couple. Only a couple years down the road that it seems they’ve grown apart and maybe it’s just better to let go then to fight. I loved how realistic the […]


Blog Tour | If I Fix You by Ab..

Posted October 25, 2016 by Tina in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Reviews / 8 Comments
Blog Tour | If I Fix You by Abigail Johnson

My Thoughts On This Book If you know me then you know that if a book has a blurb that says anything like “for the fans of Sarah Dessen” then I am automatically adding this to my TBR. It also means that I am setting my expectations extremely high when it comes a book with a blurb similar to the one above because Sarah Dessen is my queen of contemporary. I had extremely high expectations for this book. If you tell me this is something for Sarah Dessen fans then I am setting my bar of expectations extremely high. Abigail Johnson, you did not disappoint me. If I Fix You is the debut novel by Abigail Johnson and it was really good. So good in fact I read it in a day. Do you remember the last time I did that? No? Yeah, me neither. The book is told from […]


Allow Me To ReIntroduce Myself..

Posted September 5, 2016 by Tina in Giveaway, Reviews / 49 Comments

Welcome to As Told By Tina formally known as Tina The Bookworm. I have finally moved from blogger to wordpress and I am self hosted. It is an idea that I have been debating about for over a year now. The end of July and August were when I was in a slump. I wasn’t just in a reading and blogging slump. I felt like I was in an everything slump. I decided it was time to make some changes and my blog was one of the first things I decided to change. It started with a name. I had felt for a long time that I had outgrown the name Tina The Bookworm and I had been coming up with potential ideas for a new blog for a while now. My lovely friends on snapchat helped me narrow down my name choices but ultimately I loved As Told By […]


Blog Tour + Giveaway | Save Me..

Posted March 18, 2016 by Tina in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour + Giveaway | Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer

Save Me, Kurt Cobain | Jenny Manzer Publisher: Delacorte Press | Publication Date: March 8, 2016 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Source: Irish Banana Tours Format: Hardback Purchase: | AMAZON | B&N | INDIEBOUND | BOOK DEPOSITORY | ADD TO GOODREADS What if you discovered that Kurt Cobain is not only alive, but might be your real father? This nuanced and bittersweet YA debut will keep you guessing until the end. Nico Cavan has been adrift since her mother vanished when she was four—maternal abandonment isn’t exactly something you can just get over. Staying invisible at school is how she copes—that and listening to alt music and summoning spirits on the Ouija board with her best friend and co-conspirator in sarcasm, Obe. But when a chance discovery opens a window onto her mom’s wild past, it sparks an idea in her brain that takes hold and won’t let go. […]


Blog Tour + Giveaway | Talon b..

Posted March 16, 2016 by Tina in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour + Giveaway | Talon by Sybil Bartel

Talon | Sybil Bartel Publisher: Sybil Bartel | Publication Date: March 1st 2016 Series: The Uncompromising Series | Book #: 1 Genre: Adult, Romance Format: eARC Source: Xpresso Book Tours Purchase: | AMAZON | iBOOKS | B&N | KOBO | ADD TO GOODREADS Talon I surf. I fuck. I pretend to smile. Two years ago my life was perfect, until it wasn’t. I scattered my wife’s ashes then walked away from the Marines. I didn’t think I had anything else to lose. I was wrong. The blond showed up at my surf shop, beaten and stabbed. I did what I was trained to do—I stitched her up. I didn’t have a clue who she was and I told myself I didn’t care. Until they came looking for her. I swore I’d take my last breath before I let anyone else hurt her except I didn’t know she was keeping a […]


Release Day Party + Interview ..

Posted February 16, 2016 by Tina in Giveaway, Other / 0 Comments
Release Day Party + Interview + Giveaway  | Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully by Megan Tayte

Hey guys!!! Today I am part of Megan Tayte’s Release Date Party for the fifth and final book in The Ceruleans series. I read the first book last year and enjoyed it. I still haven’t picked up the rest of the series but now that they are all out expect a series review sometime in the future. Today, I have Megan stopping by the blog to share a bit about the series and she gave me an exclusive on what she’s working on next. 1. Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully is the fifth and final book in the Ceruleans series. What inspired the series? The story of The Ceruleans, about love and loss, light and darkness, good and bad, is based on my own efforts to make sense of a world in which people close to you can die; in which being true to yourself can be incredibly difficult; and in which […]


Interview + Giveaway | Februar..

Posted February 12, 2016 by Tina in Giveaway / 0 Comments
Interview + Giveaway | February Fiesta Tour Stop

Hi my lovely readers! Today is my stop for the February Fiesta Tour with author Hannah Fielding. Hannah was kind enough to stop by for an interview. Your books take place in beautiful settings, Spain for instance. Have you traveled to any of these locations? If you have, which was your favorite? If you haven’t which one would you visit first? Yes, absolutely. Travelling has been one of my passions since I left home in my early twenties and spread my wings, and all of my books are set in countries I have explored and fallen in love with. I think Spain, setting for my Andalucian Nights trilogy, has been my favourite so far. I love the passion and colour of the Spanish people; the sultry heat; the rich cultural heritage. And the azure skies and waters – beautiful! Having said that, I am currently staying in Ireland, and I […]


Blog Tour + Giveaway | The V-W..

Posted February 5, 2016 by Tina in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour + Giveaway | The V-Word  by Amber J. Keyser

The V-Word | Amber J. Keyser Publisher: Beyond Words | Publication Date: February 2, 2016 Genre: Contemporary, Non Fiction, Short Stories Source: Irish Banana Tours Format: Paperback Purchase: | Amazon | B&N | Indiebound | iBooks | The Book Depository | Rating: &#9733 &#9733 &#9733 &#9733 ADD TO GOODREADS HAVING SEX FOR THE FIRST TIME IS A BIG UNKNOWN. LOTS OF PEOPLE WILL TELL YOU WHAT TO DO, BUT IS ANYONE TELLING YOU WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE? The V-Word pulls back the sheets on sex. Queer and straight. Relished and regretted. Funny and exhilarating. The seventeen women in this book (including Christa Desir, Justina Ireland, Sara Ryan, Carrie Mesrobian, Erica Lorraine Scheidt, and Jamia Wilson) write about first-time sex—hot, meaningful, cringe-worthy, gross, forgettable, magnificent, empowering, and transformative. Whether you’re diving in or whether you’re waiting, we hope these stories will help you chart your own course. My Review Disclosure: I […]