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Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer


Genre: Fairytale retelling, dark fantasy, young adult

Pages: 368

Published April 11th 2017 by HarperTeen

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Synopsis:

A kingdom burns. A princess sleeps. This is no fairy tale.

It all started with the burning of the spindles.

No.

It all started with a curse…

Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and her voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close.

And then everything changes, with a single drop of Aurora’s blood—and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken.

As the faerie queen and her army of Vultures prepare to march, Isabelle must race to find a prince who can awaken her sister with the kiss of true love and seal their two kingdoms in an alliance against the queen.

Isabelle crosses land and sea; unearthly, thorny vines rise up the palace walls; and whispers of revolt travel in the ashes on the wind. The kingdom falls to ruin under layers of snow. Meanwhile, Aurora wakes up in a strange and enchanted world, where a mysterious hunter may be the secret to her escape…or the reason for her to stay.


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Starswept by Mary Fan


Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Romance

Pages: 400

Published August 29th 2017 by Snowy Wings Publishing

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Synopsis:

In 2157, the Adryil—an advanced race of telepathic humanoids—contacted Earth. A century later, 15-year-old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless, Iris’s one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get hired, and competition is fierce.

A sudden encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. Iris longs to learn about him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the only evidence she has of his existence is the mysterious alien device he slipped to her.

When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of backstabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she discovers that her visions of him are real—by way of telepathy—and soon finds herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music.

But even as their bond deepens, Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from her—and it’s dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about Earth’s alien allies that shatter everything she knows.of their shared past is revealed, one of them will make a choice that changes their future forever . . .


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In search of authors!

I’m on the hunt for some authors who would like to participate in some fun character interviews. Are you game for this? Well, either drop a comment below or feel free to e-mail me.

These interviews will air after Thanksgiving and will be Christmas/Holiday themed and you may feel free to decide on who gets to partake in the interview. Sorry! Only one character per interview.

Not feeling the whole character vibe? No problem! I can send over an author interview instead.

Forgetting August by J.L. Berg


Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary

Pages: 384

Published: December 1st 2015 by Grand Central Publishing

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Synopsis:

She can forgive, but can she forget?

Some days, Everly still thinks she sees him. In the food court at the mall, or in a car speeding past as the light changes. It only lasts a second, but when it happens, she slips back to a time when she was ruled-and nearly ruined-by August Kincaid. And it doesn’t matter that she’s moved on, that she’s about to marry another man. In those moments the only thing she can do to regain control is take a deep breath and remind herself that August can’t hurt her-because he’s in a coma. Except that he’s not anymore.

August is awake. With no memories, he sets out to solve the mystery of his lost life. He unearths a photograph of a beautiful redhead named Everly and knows instinctively that she’s the key. But when he finds her, the August she describes is more monster than man.

Tortured by the thought of having hurt her, August wants only to become the man Everly deserves. As the new August emerges, Everly glimpses the person she first fell in love with. But can she trust that this August is real? When the final secret of their shared past is revealed, one of them will make a choice that changes their future forever . . .


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The Rise of Ersyla by J.M. Sullivan


Genre: Young Adult, Fairytale, Retelling

Pages:  50

Publication: October 17th 2017

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Synopsis:

Before she was the sea witch, Ersyla was a simple girl with an unfortunate secret.

It wasn’t her fault magick was a part of her, or that the King’s heartache turned the world against her. Struggling to understand how she could be put to death just for living, Ersyla must learn who to trust before her dark secret turns her heart even darker.


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Cover Reveal: Risen | Edge by K.M. Robinson

Holy cow! K.M. Robinson has not just one, but two cover reveals today! How exciting is that? I’m rather envious of her insane work ethics! Here is a little bit about K.M. before we get to the cover reveals…


K.M. Robinson is a storyteller who creates new worlds both in her writing and in her fine arts conceptual photography. She is a marketing, branding and social media strategy educator who is recognized at first sight by her very long hair. She is a creative who focuses on photography, videography, couture dress making, and writing to express the stories she needs to tell. She almost always has a camera within reach.

 

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Guest Post: Andrew Buckley #2

Thank you so much for popping in for a guest post. Here today is Andrew Buckley, he was gracious enough to answer my question of…


Why a sequel for HIATWP?


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HAIR IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES 2 – The Story Continues . . .

One of the most common questions I’m asked is about sequels to my books. This could be due to the fact that my first three novels (DEATH, THE DEVIL, AND THE GOLDFISH, STILTSKIN, & HAVELOCK) are still awaiting their sequels and all three books were either left on a cliffhanger ending or open-ended.

So it’s interesting to find that the book I never intended to be a series is the one that receives its sequel first. And not just one sequel, but two! HAIR IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES follows the story of Colin Strauss as he stumbles through life in the strange town of Elkwood, concerned about homework, girls, and puberty, when a centuries old werewolf bites him. While there’s clearly a lot more story to tell, I never really intended for it to go much further. Until I finished the first book and then realized there wasn’t just more story to tell, there was a lot more.

The world of Elkwood presented a lot more blank canvas than I expected and raised a lot of questions. For example . . .

Is Granny Strauss really blind?
Why does Mr. Emerson hate Colin so much?
Where did Silas come from and why is he different than other werewolves?
Is Elkwood the only town of its kind?
Who could possibly replace Principal Hebert?
Just how powerful will Becca become?
And, of course, the most common question – Who or what is Jeremy?

A sequel was practically screaming to be written and my publisher, Month9Books, agreed. Hence, HAIR IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES 2: THE PERILS OF GROWING UP WEREWOLF. Colin’s journey is about to take a very unusual turn. Sure, he has a mentor in Silas, a parental figure in his grandmother, and a girlfriend in Becca. But there’s something dark and sinister floating into Elkwood and only Colin seems to be aware of it.

The second book in the series explores Colin as a young werewolf, dealing with all the problems that come along with it, while finding the strength in himself to come to the rescue when it matters the most.

What does this sequel mean for Colin? It means his problems have only just begun . . .

But Colin’s story doesn’t end there. The third book in the series is scheduled for release in Fall 2018.

Keep on howling!


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Andrew Buckley attended the Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film and Television program. After pitching and developing several screenplay projects for film and television, he worked in marketing and public relations, before becoming a professional copy and content writer. During this time Andrew began writing his first adult novel, DEATH, THE DEVIL AND THE GOLDFISH, followed closely by his second novel, STILTSKIN both published by Curiosity Quills Press.

Andrew also writes under the pen name ‘Jane D. Everly’ for his HAVELOCK series of novels. And look for his first upper middle grade novel HAIR IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES from Month9Books.

Andrew also co-hosts a geek movie podcast, is working on several new novels, and has a stunning amount of other ideas. He now lives happily in the Okanagan Valley, BC with one beautiful wife, three kids, one cat, one needy dog, and a multitude of characters that live comfortably inside of his mind.

Andrew is represented by Mark Gottlieb at the Trident Media Group.

Links:

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Thank you, Andrew Buckley! And be sure to check out my review of the first book, because if this post hasn’t piqued your interest, I bet the review will! A review of the sequel is pending! Keep an eye out for it!