Monday, December 22, 2014

THE WAY OF THE WOMBAT Cover Reveal | December 22nd 2014

The Way Of The Wombat: The Quest for Gray Ironbark
COVER REVEAL


Author: AdriAnne Strickland
Release Date: February 2, 2015
Reading Level: Middle Grade
Publisher: WhomBatz, LLC



Synopsis: 

Which Way would you follow?
When Laz, a young wombat, goes from playing a game with his friend Kita in their idyllic tribal village to witnessing the nightmare of a Tasmanian devil attack, he reacts in the only way he can: he fights back. He accidentally kills a devil while trying to save his sister, but his sister is still taken captive. To make matters worse, the tribal elders banish Laz, Kita and Zeeg—the three youths who fought back—for failing to follow the way of the wombat.
Frustrated and adrift, the three friends embark on a quest through red rocky deserts and deep eucalyptus jungles to discover their own way. With a cheerful koala warrior as a guide and a wise platypus as their trainer, they hope to survive long enough to find a legendary weapon that could save their tribe and Laz’s sister from the devils. But danger lurks around every tree…
Find your own Way at WhomBatz.com!

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About The Author: 


AdriAnne Strickland was a bibliophile who wanted to be an author before she knew what either of those words meant. She shares a home base in Alaska with her husband, but has spent two cumulative years living abroad in Africa, Asia, and Europe. While writing occupies most of her time, she commercial fishes every summer in Bristol Bay, because she can't seem to stop. Her debut YA sci-fi/fantasy, WORDLESS, launched in 2014 from Flux Books. THE WAY OF THE WOMBAT is her first foray into the world of middle grade fantasy adventure. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, or over at her website.


Giveaway Information 


Prize Ships to US Only.
Must be 13+ To Enter
1 Winner will receive a finished copy of the The Way Of The Wombat: The Quest for Gray Ironbark and a WhomBat Thorn in their choice of color, red, blue or black.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Fight On by Brina Courtney Release Day Blitz

JUST RELEASED!


Fight On (Camryn Cruise #3) by Brina Courtney
RELEASE DAY BLITZ
December 21, 2014
Camryn Cruise is not human. But she will fight to protect those who are.

Kiley is her best friend. And now there’s Finn. Finn with his blue eyes, and his long eyelashes. Finn makes Camryn’s heart stop. She has to decide to not stop for him though. The Sick are coming and if they get inside the walls of Silverlake war will be inevitable.

Death is everywhere.

HAVEN’T READ THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES?
CHECK IT OUT BELOW!
Camryn Cruise is not human. But she doesn’t know what she is. Not yet.

The world is falling apart and her only escape is Camp Silverlake where she frequently stayed as a child. But Camryn’s summers weren’t filled with crafting and swimming, they were spent learning combat skills and how to protect herself from the outside world.

Now she must return to Camp Silverlake to learn the truth, about who she is and she’ll discover the secret hidden within her blood. A secret that could save them all.

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~*~ABOUT BRINA COURTNEY~*~


Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Rite of Rejection Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway #Riteofrejection




Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich

http://www.sarahnegovetich.com/p/author.htmlStraight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can’t wait for her Acceptance. A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she’s shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony.
A life behind barbed wire fences with the world’s most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fiancĂ© she’s almost certain she can learn to love.
But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence Rebecca must embrace the criminal within.
Available now at AmazonB&NKobo & iTunes

Sarah Negovetich knows you don't know how to pronounce her name and she's okay with that.

Her first love is Young Adult novels, because at seventeen the world is your oyster. Only oysters are slimy and more than a little salty; it's accurate if not exactly motivational. We should come up with a better cliché.

Sarah divides her time between writing YA books that her husband won’t read and working with amazing authors as an agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Her life’s goal is to be only a mildly embarrassing mom when her kids hit their teens.

You can learn more about Sarah and her books at www.SarahNegovetich.com or follow her antics on Twitter @SarahNego.
  
MY REVIEW

Rite of Rejection...a fantastic dystopian novel where society is controlled, where the desirable flourish, and those who are destined for ruin, are sent somewhere to fend for themselves.

This is one story that grabbed my attention from the first chapter....could NOT put it down.  It was fast paced, full of new friendships, and an incredible plot that will keep all readers captivated!

Rebecca has been primed from a young age to go far with her Acceptance.  Her mother has made sure she is polite, proper, and defined so she will capture the attention of a good suitor and move up the ranks in society.  No One saw her rejection coming.

Rebecca is innocent, however learns quickly that she won't survive alone.  She quickly makes friends by proving her worth, and they help protect each other against the thieves, murderers and rapists.  This environment is harsh, and all are near starvation, which increases the violence.

I am not one to reveal much about a plot of a story....spoilers...dislike them.  I think too much information ruins the whole excitement of a new world created.  So I won't do that here, however I will tell you how much I loved this story.  It was so stinking good, I had one of those book hangovers, especially after the cliffhanger....yeah, it's one of the biggest cliffhangers that I ever read.  Left me in total anticipation for the next installment.  Although that can be frustrating, well, the frustration comes from enjoying the book so much.

I instantly fell for all the characters...you know, the ones you love, the ones you love to hate, this story has it all. It was perfect how the characters all fit, and how their backgrounds and past unfolded before your eyes. Rebecca starts out with no experience, but learns fast and that keeps the story going.  Rite of Rejection is full of twists and turns, loyalty, betrayal (didn't see that coming), new love, and complete heartache.  All of this thrown together creates the perfect story.

You love secrets? Well, secrets are plentiful in this story and will leave you in awe.  So give this story a read, it deserves it.


Also, I would like to send  HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES to Sarah's MOM!!


#RiteOfRejection Reader Survival Pack
Prize pack includes:

Chapter 17 tissues (because that's when you'll need them), a jumbo sized chocolate bar (a hot commodity inside the PIT), an orange scented candle (courtesy of Rebecca's fondest memory from home, a dandelion pen (as featured on the cover), hand-crafted Molly bag (these are used extensively by the main characters), and a $10 Amazon gift card.