Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton


New Cover and Final Addition of

Rarity from the Hollow


Blurb:
Lacy Dawn's father relives the Gulf War, her mother's teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. She has one advantage -- an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. But, he wants something in exchange. It's up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn't mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first.

Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy and satire.

“The most enjoyable science fiction novel I have read in years.”
Temple Emmet Williams, Author, former editor for Reader’s Digest


“Quirky, profane, disturbing… In the space between a few lines we go from hardscrabble realism to pure sci-fi/fantasy. It’s quite a trip.”
    Evelyn Somers, The Missouri Review

. "…a hillbilly version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy…what I would have thought impossible; taken serious subjects like poverty, ignorance, abuse…tongue-in-cheek humor without trivializing them…profound…a funny book that most sci-fi fans will thoroughly enjoy." -- Awesome Indies (Gold Medal)

“…sneaks up you and, before you know it, you are either laughing like crazy or crying in despair, but the one thing you won’t be is unmoved…a brilliant writer.” --Readers’ Favorite (Gold Medal)

“Rarity from the Hollow is an original and interesting story of a backwoods girl who saves the Universe in her fashion. Not for the prudish.” —Piers Anthony, New York Times bestselling author

“…Good satire is hard to find and science fiction satire is even harder to find.” -- The Baryon Review



About the Author:

 I recently retired after 52 years of contributions into the U.S. Social Security fund so that I could write and promote my fiction. I’m a former mental health psychotherapist in West Virginia. But, after coming home drained from working with child abuse victims, I didn't have the energy left to begin its self-promotion. Author proceeds have been donated to a child abuse prevention program in my home state. http://www.childhswv.org/ A listing of services that are supported can be found here: http://mountainrhinestones.blogspot.com/2015/06/review-giveaway-rarity-from-hollow-by.html.  

The Press: Dog Horn Publishing is a traditional small press located in Leeds. Adam Lowe is the owner. http://www.doghornpublishing.com/wordpress/books/rarity-from-the-hollow  The press also showcases other semi avant garde titles and publishes a popular magazine for the GLBTQ community (Vada).  



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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Goddess by Ednah Walters Release DAY!

Goddess by Ednah Walters
 Runes Novel, Book 7
Genre: YA Fantasy

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BLURB:
Cora Jemison has come a long way from her stint in a psych ward and her fear of the dead. A confident Medium, she allows souls to possess her to help them find closure. When she decides to tell her parents the truth, that she still sees the dead and that her fiancé is a soul reaper, the Jemisons reveal secrets of their own.

Her world starts to crumble, the ripple effect threatening to destroy the one thing she can always count on. Her relationship with Echo. Cora must sort through the lies to learn the truth about who and what she is. Only then can she embrace her destiny and claim her soul mate, Echo.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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USA Today bestselling author Ednah Walters holds a PhD in Chemistry and is a stay-at-home mother of five. She writes about flawed heroes and the women who love them. Whether shes writing about valkyries, pirates, nephilim, or contemporary millionaires and billionaires, love, family, and friendship play crucial roles in all her books.

Her award-winning YA Paranormal RomanceRunes Series
started with Runes and has a total of 9 books to date. The next one, Goddess, will be released in 2017.  

Her YA Urban Fantasy seriesThe Guardian Legacy Series is published by Spencer Hill Press (BeaufortBooks). The series focuses on the Nephilim, children of the fallen angels. GL Series started with Awakened and has a total of 4 books.

Ednah also writes Contemporary Romance as E.B. Walters. Her contemporary works started with The Fitzgerald Family series, which has six books, and now focuses on her USA Today bestselling series, Infinitus Billionaires.

When not writing, Ednah travels with her family.
 


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos Official Blog Tour, Favorite Books, and Giveaway



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Synopsis 

From National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos–a fresh take on happily ever after, and friendship, that is anything but a love story.

When your namesake is Pablo Neruda—the greatest love poet of all time—finding “the one” should be easy. After all, sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz has been in love many times before. So it’s only a matter of time before someone loves him back.

Callie could be that someone. She’s creative and edgy, and nothing like the girls Neruda typically falls for, so when a school assignment brings them together, he is pleasantly surprised to learn they have a lot in common. With his true love in reach and his artistic ambitions on track, everything is finally coming together.

But as Neruda begins to fall faster and harder than ever before, he is blindsided by the complicated nature of love—and art—in more ways than one. And when the relationships he’s looked to for guidance threaten to implode, Neruda must confront the reality that love is crazier, messier, and more beautiful than he ever realized—and riskier, too, than simply saying the words.


Favorite Books Read This Year
By this year, I’m going to include 2016 because 2017 has just started! Here were some of my favorites this year.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Tattoos on the Heart by Father Boyle
City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
Speak by Louisa Hall
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Elenor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septys
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Ready Player One by Ernest Clines
Rising Strong by Elizabeth Gilbert






ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Carrie Arcos is a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature for OUT OF REACH; her second novel is THERE WILL COME A TIMECRAZY MESSY BEAUTIFUL will be available soon. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. For more information, check out her website: carriearcos.com



--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

3 Winners will receive a Signed Copy of Crazy Messy Beautiful and There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos
Launch Party Schedule:
February 7th Tuesday JeanBookNerd VLOG & TENS LIST
February 8th Wednesday Mythical Books GUEST POST
February 8th Wednesday Insane About Books FAVORITE BOOKS
February 9th Thursday Books, Dreams, LIfe REVIEW & FILL IN THE BLANKS 
February 9th Thursday Movies, Shows, & Books MUSIC PLAYLIST
February 10th Friday Kara the Redhead EXCERPT
February 10th Friday Rose's Book Corner GUEST POST -
February 11th Saturday TTC Books and More SPOTLIGHT
February 11th Saturday Sabrina's Paranormal Palace REVIEW & RANDOM THINGS  
February 12th Sunday CBY Book Club EXCERPT
February 13th Monday The Silver Dagger Scriptorium RANDOM THINGS
February 13th Monday Drink Coffee and Read Books EXCERPT
February 14th Tuesday A Dream Within a Dream REVIEW & RANDOM THINGS
February 15th Wednesday Her Book Thoughts GUEST POST 
February 15th Wednesday Taking It One Book at a Time REVIEW & DREAM CAST
February 16th Thursday Wishful Endings TENS LIST
February 16th Thursday Literary Meanderings INTERVIEW 

Returned by Kimberley Griffiths Little –Book Blast & Giveaway









Returned by Kimberley Griffiths Little 

 After tragedy strikes on the day they were to wed, Jayden must support Kadesh as he ascends the throne and becomes king of Sariba. But with the dark priestess Aliyah conspiring to control the crown, and the arrival of Horeb, Jayden’s former betrothed, Kadesh’s kingdom, as well as his status as king, is at stake. Jayden knows that the time to be merciful has come and gone, and that some enemies can only be halted by death. Now she and Kadesh must prepare to fight not only for their love, but also for their kingdom. This is the final book in the epic trilogy that began with Forbidden and Banished. Jayden and Kadesh’s love will be put to the ultimate test as they fight a war to save their kingdom.



  

  Praise for the Book

  Booklist (starred review) “At its core, this is a romance, with all the push and pull that goes along with impossible love, and Little elevates the story by creating a perilous landscape, both outward and inward, as Jayden must deal with the hardship of desert life as well as her own desires. . . descriptions of the landscape are evocative in both desolation and in beauty. Just as good is the pacing, which gets the blood pumping for both characters and readers. This will heighten anticipation for a no-doubt exciting conclusion.”

  Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “Rich historical details are deftly woven into Jayden’s narration, and the dynamics of Jayden’s tribe are vividly drawn. Jayden’s story becomes as much about finding herself as it is about finding love.”   Reader: “This book took my breath away. I loved the immersive story and the rich setting of ancient Mesopotamia. The customs, traditions, and beliefs of the desert people were captivating and every time I set the book down I couldn't wait to pick it up again. I've never read anything like this before.”   Reader: “Forbidden was so captivating that I awoke early in the morning, while my family was still sleeping, so I could finish the last pages of this beautifully haunting tale.”

 

  


Author Kimberley Griffiths Little 

 Kimberley Griffiths Little is the author of ten award-winning Middle-Grade and Young Adult novels with Knopf, Scholastic and Harpercollins, including the Whitney Award, the Arizona/New Mexico Book Award, the SCBWI Crystal Kite, the Southwest Book Award, and others. ALA BOOKLIST named FORBIDDEN, the first book in her Ancient Mesopotamian historical fantasy a Young Adult Top 10 novel for the Historical category, Romance category, and Religious/Inspirational. Kimberley adores anything old and musty with a secret story to tell. She once stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland and didn’t sleep a wink; sailed the Seine in Paris; ridden a camel in Petra, Jordan; shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul; and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria. She was born in San Francisco but now lives on the banks of the Rio Grande with her husband and three sons.  



Blast Giveaway 
 $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 2/27/17

 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Just Released: One Wish Away by Ingrid Seymour Review




AMAZON       AMAZON UK
ONE WISH AWAY
Faris is a Djinn with a secret and Marielle the first master to give him hope. Will she be the one to break his curse? There is no telling. All he really knows is she's ONE WISH AWAY from breaking his heart.

When Marielle was little, she used to believe Grandpa about his wish-granting Djinn. But now that she’s older, her beliefs have changed, and things like lousy ex-boyfriends and alcoholic fathers have become her reality.

Life isn’t done shattering her truths, though, and when Grandpa dies and the Djinn he warned her never to trust shows up at her doorstep, the world becomes a dangerous, magical place she never knew existed. Reeling for her once-normal life, Marielle soon realizes there’s no going back—not when she’s become part of a mortal conflict between two spell-bound Djinn. Faris—her handsome slave. And Zet—his vengeance-hungry brother. They both want something from her. One, her love. The other one, her life.

Now she’s afraid she will die in love.

My Review


If you had three wishes, would you be selfish or selfless?

Marielle questions this herself, as she discovers all the stories her grandfather told her growing up to be true. He warned her to beware of the Djinn and his tricks, however never warned her the feelings of her own heart.

The Djinn, Faris, is a character you will easily fall for with his low-key swagger and his powerful protectiveness. He has secrets, a drastic past, however the will to live life to the fullest for what little precious time he has out in the real world.

Fast paced and full of adventure, One Wish Away will open your imagination to your own wishes and desires. Full of twists, a triangle, and unexpected characters, this fantasy erupts with emotions. You want Marielle to be happy and you crave for justice. 

Beautiful writing with creative characters that click, this is a must read.

I personally don't know of many djinn fantasy stories, but I loved this one.



What readers are saying...
“You’ll want to read it twice.”
Amazon Reviewer

“The plot was captivating from the first pages of the book”
Katerina @ Global Book Mania

“Fast-paced and full of adventure.”
Amazon Reviewer

“Addicting and entertaining”
Rebecca @ You May Say I’m a Reader

“The writing was fantastic. I really enjoyed the story!”
Amazon UK Reviewer

“The author's writing is beautiful and portrays emotions incredibly well”
Amazon Reviewer

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Unfolding by Jonathan Friesen Blog Tour TOP TEN LIST





Jonah wishes he could get the girl, but he’s an outcast and she’s the most perfect girl he knows.

And their futures seemed destined to fork apart: Jonah’s physical condition is debilitating, and epileptic seizures fill his life with frustration. Whereas Stormi is seemingly carefree, and navigates life by sensing things before they happen. And her most recent premonition is urging her to leave town.

When Stormi begs Jonah for help, he finds himself swept into a dark mystery his small town has been keeping for years. And the answers Stormi needs about her own past could possibly destroy everything Jonah has ever known—including his growing relationship with Stormi herself.



PRAISE for UNFOLDING

Jonah wishes he could get the girl, but he's an outcast and she's the most perfect girl he knows. And their futures seemed destined to fork apart: Jonah's physical condition is debilitating, and epileptic seizures fill his life with frustration. Whereas Stormi is seemingly carefree, and navigates life by sensing things before they happen. And her most recent premonition is urging her to leave town. When Stormi begs Jonah for help, he finds himself swept into a dark mystery his small town has been keeping for years. And the answers Stormi needs about her own past could possibly destroy everything Jonah has ever known -- including his growing relationship with Stormi herself. 'Unfolding' by author Jonathan Friesen is a consistently compelling novel from beginning to end and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to highschool and community library YA Fiction collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that 'Unfolding' is also available in a Kindle edition ($9.99). -- Midwest Book Review

An awkward 18-year-old and his enigmatic crush discover that their town hides a terrible secret. Gullary, Oklahoma, a former mining town that is now dominated by a maximum security prison and ruled by a group of vigilantes called the Circle, has always been prone to violent storms. White narrator Jonah, afflicted with scoliosis and epilepsy (aka "Old Rickety"), is more preoccupied with Stormi, a "free and wild" spirit with a healing touch and psychic powers, than storms. Wandering in and out of occasionally florid flashbacks peppered with fake Latin, self-deprecating humor, and self-pity, Jonah recounts the awkward evolution of his friendship with Stormi and his misadventures with Old Rickety and his twisted spine. When Stormi predicts a tragic accident and comes under the Circle's suspicion, she and Jonah flee Gullary, learning its dark secret along the way. Someoneor somethingwants justice, and they're its instruments. Several plot points pass in a whirlwind of explanations, losing some emotional impact. Tired tropes, such as epilepsy as a harbinger of evil spirits, abound. However, when the dust settles, some strong character development remains. The biblical, ominous atmosphere of Gullary provides a vivid backdrop for Jonah's and Stormi's feelings of longing and alienation, which are further explored through occasionally poignant banter and conflicted family relationships. The almost-romance is engaging. A flawed but darkly atmospheric read. (Fiction. 13-18) -- Kirkus Reviews


AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY


TOP TENS LIST
Please share your favorite 10 characteristics of a great friend

Loyal
Honest (Though this really hurts.)
Patient
Quick to laugh
Quick to cry
Compassionate
Willing to try new things
Persistent
Creative
Trustworthy
Is that 10? Yep! There you go. I think I am about half of those things, half of the time.

About The Author
 

Jonathan Friesen is an author, speaker, and youth writing coach from Mora, Minnesota. His first young adult novel, Jerk, California, received the ALA Schneider Award. When he’s not writing, speaking at schools, or teaching, Jonathan loves to travel and hang out with his wife and three kids.

Social Media

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FriesenJonathan

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJonathanFriesen

Web: http://author.jonathanfriesen.com/

--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

4 Winners will receive a Copy of Unfolding by Jonathan Friesen
- 1 Winner will receive a Signed Copy of Unfolding by Jonathan Friesen





Tour Schedule

January 30th Monday CBY Book Club TENS LIST

January 31st Tuesday JeanBookNerd VLOG & INTERVIEW 

February 1st Wednesday Mama Reads Blog REVIEW 
February 1st Wednesday Book Hounds YA SPOTLIGHT 
February 2nd Thursday Kendra Loves Books REVIEW
February 2nd Thursday The Silver Dagger Scriptorium SPOTLIGHT 
February 3rd Friday Captivated Reading DREAM CAST 
February 4th Saturday Sabrina's Paranormal Palace REVIEW & FAVORITE BOOKS 
February 4th Saturday Kara the Redhead SPOTLIGHT 
February 5th Sunday Insane About Books TENS LIST
February 6th Monday A Dream Within A Dream REVIEW 
February 7th Tuesday The Avid Book Collector REVIEW 
February 8th Wednesday Rose's Book Corner REVIEW 
February 8th Wednesday TTC Books and More FAVORITE LIST