Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg


Genre: Young Adult, Fairytale,

Pages: 256

Published September 22nd 2015 by 47North

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Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Smitha’s wealth, status, and beauty make her the envy of her town—until she rejects a strange man’s marriage proposal and disastrous consequences follow. Smitha becomes cursed, and frost begins to encompass everything she touches. Banished to the hills, hunted by villagers, and chilled to the very core of her soul, she finds companionship with Death, who longs to coax her into his isolated world. But Smitha’s desire for life proves stronger than despair, and a newfound purpose gives her hope. Will regrets over the past and an unexpected desire for a man she cannot touch be enough to warm Smitha’s heart, or will Death forever still it?


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Cover Reveal: Forged by K.M. Robinson


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.
Where to find K.M. Robinson:

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Synopsis of FORGED:

Before Lowell sent Auluria on a mission for his master plan of destruction, before Shadoe trained her to be a vicious and deceptive fighter, before she ever met Dov Baer and his family, Auluria was a young girl merely trying to survive. Once she is brought into Lowell’s fold after the death of her aunt, Auluria is placed under the supervision of Shadoe, a cruel and careless mentor. She must learn to fight to further her cousin’s mission to destroy the Society that persecutes their own people. As her training continues she finds herself in growingly dangerous situations, all leading to her greatest mission yet: to destroy Dov and Berwyn Baer and become the deceptive fighter Lowell has made her to be.

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Title: Forged
Author: KM Robinson
Release Date: August 8, 2017
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing


So happy for you, KM Robinson! Happy Cover Reveal Day!


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Shadow by Colleen Oakes


Genre: Young Adult, Fairytale, Retelling

Pages: 278

Expected publication: July 18th 2017 by Sparkpress

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Synopsis:

Wendy Darling has found herself once again in the arms of charming Peter Pan, the god-child who desires power above all things. This time, though, Wendy burns not with passion but with a secret: with Hook as her ally, she is there to defeat the evil that lies inside of Peter, the evil that holds all Neverland hostage: the Shadow.
To do this, Wendy must quietly undo Peter from inside his heart while at the same time convincing Tink to betray the twisted love that binds them together. This is a task made nearly impossible by the arrival of Booth, her sweetheart from London and a new pawn in Peter’s manipulative game, a boy whose heart she must break in order to save his life. As all of Neverland prepares to fight, Wendy races to untangle Peter’s connection to the Shadow, a secret long buried in the Forsaken Garden. When the time comes, pirates, mermaids, Lost Boys, and the Darling family will all rise, but if Wendy can’t call the Shadow, they will all be destroyed by Peter’s dark soul. War has come to paradise, and Neverland will never be the same. Wendy Darling: Shadow is the thrilling final installment in Colleen Oakes’ Wendy Darling Trilogy.


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Happy Book Birthday, K.M. Robinson!

So, you may have remembered the post I did about a rap, [remember this gem?] inspired by K.M. Robinson’s book, Golden. Today is the book birthday for her second release JADED, a dystopian young adult novel that is truly a rollercoaster.


 

I’ve read it, I’ve reviewed it [look HERE,] and here are some reasons why I think you should read it!

 

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Also, if you’re interested in learning more about KM Robinson, check out this Live Q&A I had with her. There are some fun questions, like who her characters from her prior novel would be in a high school setting and what format she prefers to read in!

Author Interview: Rebecca Howie


I had the pleasure of having a Q&A session with Rebecca Howie, author of the Young Adult Mystery, The Game Begins. Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions.

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Before the interview, here is a synopsis of the book,

It’s been four years since the car crash took away her father and Sam Beckett’s nightmares are back with a vengeance.

When her friend suggests she take a PI course to distract herself, Sam agrees, but she soon realises it won’t be as simple as she expected when her first case leads to a woman being killed, her husband accused of her murder, and a series of threatening text messages sent to her phone which lead Sam to believe that her father’s crash might not be the accident everyone thought it was.

 

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The Lost Sentinel by Suzanne Rogerson


Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Magic

Pages: 473

Expected to be Published June 16th 2017 by Suzanne Rogerson

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Synopsis:

The magical island of Kalaya is dying, along with its Sentinel. With the Kalayan people turning their back on magic, can Tei help the exiles find their new Sentinel before it’s too late?

Kalaya is controlled by the Assembly – set up to govern but now under the control of Rathnor, who is intent on persecuting those who have magic, many of whom have taken refuge in the Turrak Mountains.

Tei has been raised to hide her magic, until her father, Migil, is visited by an old friend who warns them that they must seek refuge in the mountains.

On the journey, an enemy attack leaves her father mortally wounded. He sees her into the care of two exiles, Rike and Garrick, and on his deathbed makes a shocking confession that changes Tei’s life.

Tei must put her trust in these strangers, especially when mysterious Masked Riders seem determined to stop her reaching Turrak.

Struggling with self-doubt, Tei joins the exiles in their search for their lost Sentinel. But the Masked Riders want the Sentinel too, and time, as well as hope, is running out.

Can Tei help the exiles save the island magic and reunite the Kalayan people before their ignorance destroys them all?


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Blog Tour: The Lost Sentinel by Suzanne Rogerson


Hello! Thank you for visiting Book Savvy Reviews on this book tour! Enjoy your stop here. I’ll be posting a review as well as an excerpt from The Lost Sentinel.

Here are the next stops along the way:

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Silent Sea Chronicles

The Lost Sentinel – Book 1

The magical island of Kalaya is dying, along with its Sentinel. With the Kalayan people turning their back on magic, can Tei help the exiles find their new Sentinel before it’s too late?

Kalaya is controlled by the Assembly – set up to govern but now under the control of Rathnor, who is intent on persecuting those who have magic, many of whom have taken refuge in the Turrak Mountains.

Tei has been raised to hide her magic, until her father, Migil, is visited by an old friend who warns them that they must seek refuge in the mountains.

On the journey, an enemy attack leaves her father mortally wounded. He sees her into the care of two exiles, Rike and Garrick, and on his deathbed makes a shocking confession that changes Tei’s life.

Tei must put her trust in these strangers, especially when mysterious Masked Riders seem determined to stop her reaching Turrak.

Struggling with self-doubt, Tei joins the exiles in their search for their lost Sentinel. But the Masked Riders want the Sentinel too, and time, as well as hope, is running out.

Can Tei help the exiles save the island magic and reunite the Kalayan people before their ignorance destroys them all?

Available at Amazon The Lost Sentinel | Shelf it on Goodreads


Excerpt:

 

The Lost Sentinel – Excerpt

 

She turned to her father and studied his profile. Worry lines creased his face and she realised he’d aged in the last few days. ‘Father, I’m sorry…’

‘Shh…’ he whispered as he scanned the tightly-packed hedge of rhododendrons.

He stopped abruptly and closed his eyes. After a few anxious moments, he cursed under his breath and hurried forward. ‘Stay close to me,’ he said over his shoulder.

Tei rushed to catch him up. ‘What’s going on?’

He checked the hedge again. ‘We’re being watched.’

The air around them crackled and the sky darkened. On the path ahead, a tree burst into flames and birds scattered from its branches squawking in alarm.

She gasped and clutched her father’s arm.

‘That was a warning.’ He dumped his bags and unsheathed his sword.

Tei drew her knife and stood facing the barrier of rhododendrons. She glanced at her father; his mouth was set in a hard line and he clasped the sword with a steady grip.

‘What’s happening?’

He tensed and she turned back to the bushes, seeing large yellow eyes peering out from the gloom of dense foliage. The eyes locked onto her and she heard a piercing howl.

Tei stood paralysed. The knife tumbled from her slackened fingers and struck the earth at her feet. She willed herself to move, but her body refused to bend to retrieve the fallen weapon.

‘It’s only a spell…’ Her father’s words filtered through, but the fear was too great to suppress.

‘Show yourself,’ he shouted.

Still Tei couldn’t turn from the creature’s gaze.

‘There’s no need for tricks. I know you for what you are.’

The beast’s laughter sounded strangely human, though the revelation couldn’t shake Tei from the spell.

Leaves rustled as the beast shifted closer. Tei braced herself for the sight of it, but it remained in the shadows, allowing her only a glimpse of its outline.

‘Hand over the girl, old man. You don’t need to die today.’

‘Back down or it will be you that dies,’ her father said.

A hand broke though the shadows and sparks sprang from its fingertips.

Her father shoved her aside and deflected the blast with his sword. Tei stumbled and slammed against the ground, the breath knocked from her lungs. Just before she passed out, she saw a man emerge from the trees.


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Suzanne lives in Middlesex, England with her hugely encouraging husband and two children.

She wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. She discovered the fantasy genre in her late teens and has never looked back. Giving up work to raise a family gave her the impetus to take her attempts at novel writing beyond the first draft, and she is lucky enough to have a husband who supports her dream – even if he does occasionally hint that she might think about getting a proper job one day.

Suzanne loves gardening and has a Hebe (shrub) fetish. She enjoys cooking with ingredients from the garden, and regularly feeds unsuspecting guests vegetable-based cakes.

She collects books, loves going for walks and picnics with the children and sharing with them her love of nature and photography.

Suzanne is interested in history and enjoys wandering around castles. But most of she likes to escape with a great film, or soak in a hot bubble bath with an ice cream and a book.

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