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Monday, November 17, 2014

Blog Tour (Guest Post and Giveaway): I WISH by Elizabeth Langston (YA)

by Elizabeth Langston
Expected release date: November 18th, 2014
Published by: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Paperback


What Lacey needs is a miracle. What she gets is a genie with rules.

Lacey Linden is hiding the truth of her life—a depressed mom, a crumbling house, and bills too big to pay. While her high school classmates see a girl with a ready smile and good grades, Lacey spends her evenings seeking ways to save her family. On a get-cash-quick trip to the flea market, Lacey stumbles over a music box that seemingly begs her to take it home. She does, only to find it is inhabited by a gorgeous "genie." He offers her a month of wishes, one per day, but there's a catch. Each wish must be humanly possible.

Grant belongs to a league of supernatural beings, dedicated to serving humans in need. After two years of fulfilling the boring wishes of conventional teens, he is one assignment away from promotion to a challenging new role with more daring cases. Yet his month with Lacey is everything that he expects and nothing like he imagines. Lacey and Grant soon discover that the most difficult task of all might be saying goodbye.


GUEST POST - The I WISH Playlist (Almost!)

I didn’t really create a playlist while I was writing I WISH.  I like silence when I’m writing. But, as I talked and brainstormed with my daughter about the characters in the book, she would suggest theme songs for Lacey and her relationships. So here they are.

Lacey and Henry
Lacey is a doting big sister for eight-year-old Henry. Her major focus is to keep his home life as worry-free and comfortable as possible (even though that is actually quite hard for their family). Henry adores her back.
“Rather Be” by Clean Bandit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUC_rzsiua8)

Lacey and Crystal
Lacey’s relationship with her mom is complicated. Crystal’s depression and her seeming lack of interest in getting better are wearing Lacey down. But through all the anger and frustration, they still want to care.
“Shake It Out” by Florence + the Machine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCWnVznnWcs

Lacey and Eli
Lacey has known Eli throughout high school, and they’ve always been friendly. But now that he is coaching her brother in soccer, they have the opportunity to spend more time together. And friendly changes to friends.
“Lean on Me” with Glee cast (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZR4cVE0Htw)

Lacey and Grant
I’m not going to say anything about their relationship. It's best to let it unfold in the story.

“Break In” by Halestorm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfFOzQVKuMs)

- GRAND PRIZE: 1 winner will win a signed copy of I WISH, $25 eBook gift card, copper bracelet, swag, temporary tattoo. (U.S. and Canada only.)
- 2nd PRIZE: 2 winners will win a copper bracelet, swag, temporary tattoo. (U.S. and Canada only.)
- 3rd PRIZE: 30 winners will win swag and temporary tattoos (International!)
- Giveaway ends December 1st, 2014. 

(Bumbles and Fairy-Tales will not be held responsible for any lost, damaged, unclaimed, etc. prizes.)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Elizabeth Langston

Elizabeth Langston lives in North Carolina, halfway between the beaches and the mountains. She has two teen-ish daughters and one husband (a geek like her). 

When she’s not writing software or stories, Elizabeth loves to travel with her family, watch dance reality TV shows, and dream about which restaurant ought to get their business that night.

Elizabeth’s debut novel WHISPER FALLS released in November 2013. Its sequels, A WHISPER IN TIME released in April 2014 and WHISPERS FROM THE PAST released in October 2014.  Her new series begins with I WISH in November 2014.


  1. If I could read one person's mind, I would pick my sister's mind because sometimes I don't know why she does things she does.

    1. I would want to read my little sister's mind too! I don't understand half the things that she does... it must be a sister-thing! lol

  2. I'd like to read my father's mind-he's had a lot of rough times in his life-but a very quiet man

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  3. Warren Buffett! So I could get some good investment ideas :) Thanks for sharing!


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