Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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Monday, August 5, 2019

WATCH HOLLOW by Gregory Funaro NERD BLAST and Giveaway



SYNOPSIS
Deep within the enchanted woods in the town of Watch Hollow stands the once-grand Blackford House, whose halls hold a magical secret: a giant cuckoo clock that does much more than tell time. But when the clock’s gears cease to turn, an evil presence lurking among the trees begins to come out of the shadows.

When Lucy and Oliver Tinker arrive in Watch Hollow, they have no idea that anything is wrong. A mysterious stranger has made their father an offer that’s too good for him to refuse. All Mr. Tinker needs to do is fix the clock at Blackford House and fistfuls of gold coins are his to keep.

It doesn’t take long, however, for the children to realize that there is more to Blackford House than meets the eye. And before they can entirely understand the strange world they’ve stumbled into, Lucy and Oliver must join forces with a host of magical clock animals to defeat the Garr—a vicious monster that not only wants Blackford House for itself, but also seeks to destroy everything the Tinkers hold dear.  


Praise for WATCH HOLLOW

“Filled with clever, magical, and instantly likable characters, Funaro’s excellent, fast-paced, and twisty mystery—packed with suspense, facts, magic, and an incredible, deeply thought-out world—will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next chapter.” ―Booklist (starred review)

“A well-wound tale of good versus evil.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“The magically sentient house, creeping woods, and resident monster establish the story’s shivery Gothic feel, which will more than satisfy readers in search of a pleasantly scary read.” ―Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“There is magic, there is good and evil, and there is love all woven into a suspenseful and entertaining mystery. A well-crafted story that should be a hit with readers who enjoy a a good scare.” ―School Library Journal (starred review)  





ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Gregory Funaro grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island, and wrote his first story, The Ghost in the Window, in the fourth grade. He considers this to be his finest work, but unfortunately it has been lost to time. His first book for Disney-Hyperion, ALISTAIR GRIM'S ODDITORIUM (2015), was a New York Times best seller and an Amazon Best Book of the Month. His other works for children have received starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and ALA Booklist. Check out WATCH HOLLOW, the first book in his series for HarperCollins, as well as its sequel, THE ALCHEMIST'S SHADOW, coming in 2020. Greg also teaches drama at East Carolina University, and is busy working on his next novel.  

PHOTO CONTENT FROM GREGORY FUNARO

WEBSITE: https://www.gregoryfunaro.com/
TWITTER: 
@GregoryFunaro
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3144748.Gregory_Funaro
FACEBOOK: 
https://www.facebook.com/WatchHollow/
INSTAGRAM: 
https://www.instagram.com/gregory.funaro/



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Thursday, August 1, 2019

A MURDER ON JANE STREET by Cathy Cash Spellman Blog Tour



SYNOPSIS

A brutal murder.
A heinous secret
A deadly conspiracy.


The brutal murder of the little old lady next door puts FitzHugh Donovan on the case. A retired New York City Police Chief, he knows a cover-up when he sees one and his Irish Cop conscience can’t let that happen.

Now, Fitz, his family and his quirky band of Bleecker Street Irregulars are ensnared in the bizarre secret the woman died to protect.

Is this a 75-year-old cold case turned hot again, or an unspeakable crime-in-progress that could alter the course of the world?

Fitz doesn’t yet know how high the stakes are, that failure isn’t an option, and that the little old lady was so much more than she appeared. But he’s trying to keep everyone alive long enough to find out.

Characters you’ll care about, dark shocking secrets, and disturbing similarities to today’s political scene, will keep you turning pages to an ending you won’t see coming.  







Praise for A MURDER ON JANE STREET


"Family ties tighten and bonds of affection grow stronger as a family is trapped between ruthless forces struggling for the highest stakes: control of a world to be subjected to unimaginable evil. As.parents, children and loved ones risk all to protect one another, events accelerate towards a conclusion that is in doubt until the last page is turned. A terrific read!" ―Richard Gid Powers author of The Mystery of the Trinity

"A MURDER ON JANE STREET is a gripping summer thriller filled with history, adventure, and an intriguing mystery. Cathy Cash Spellman will keep readers on the edge of their seat" ―Charles Brokaw, New York Times Bestselling author of The Atlantis Code

Cathy paints a picture with the most radiant phrasing and colorful words! I’m a fan of her books and have read every one of them, always wishing that she’ll write more! That hope was answered with A MURDER ON JANE STREET. This compelling gem of a mystery is also a history, a conspiracy, and a modern-day morality tale rolled into one. Yes there is a murder, deadly secrets and treachery, but at its heart, it’s also about family, friendship and having the courage to do the right thing in the face of nearly insurmountable odds. This brilliant author has created yet another home run! Her narrative, coupled with an edge-of-your-seat contemporary mystery thriller, have characters that warmed my heart and an unexpected ending that I absolutely LOVED! ―Adria de Haume, author of Cross Purpose

"Do NOT read this book unless you are willing to be seduced by a dozen incredibly keen people without whom the world as we know it might cease to exist." ―K.T. Maclay author of Beginners Guide to Death and Dying in Oaxaca


Excerpt #3 
A MURDER ON JANE STREET
by Cathy Cash Spellman


Mrs. W’s Journal
My journey was a litany of horrors. The weather was ferocious, my exhausted horse was malnourished within days. Once, I traded an emerald brooch for a loaf of stale bread and a handful of oats for my mount, feeling grateful for the bargain.
“Wolves tracked us by night, howling, hungry. I understood their need for I, too, was starving and weakening because of it. I was struck dumb by the suffering. Everywhere one’s eyes alighted there was anguish and ugliness.
I had learned from bitter experience to stay clear of humans if I could, but finally I knew that soon I would be able to go no farther. I had eaten only scraps of rotting garbage for three days. My horse had been stolen by a man who had begged aid at the roadside, then smashed my head with a rock when I stooped to help him. He’d left me to die in his place, robbing me of what warm clothing I wore, the horse, and all my meager possessions.
I awakened in a fugue state, near dusk. Injured and freezing, I dragged myself upright, uncertain if I could walk at all; my vision was blurred and my last strength had ebbed as I’d lain on the frozen earth. Dazed, depleted, despairing, I trudged for a time on blocks of ice that had once been feet, how long I do not know. Night fell and I knew I would not see morning.
But then, in my semiconscious state, I saw a structure materialize through the falling snow, to the far left of the road. It was not a mirage as I’d feared, but a ramshackle barn with a hand-lettered sign by the door that read “Gerhardt Steiner.” Praise God the door was unlatched, for I hadn’t the strength to force it.
I dragged my frozen body to the farthest interior corner, and burrowing as best I could into a stack of vermin-infested hay for warmth, I lay my throbbing, bloodied head down and consigned my soul to God.
Sometime later I woke from a sleep so deep I had no idea where I was or why, to find a large, shabbily clad man bending over me. His weathered face showed consternation and something more complex—concern, compassion, fear? Perhaps all three. What it did not show was the feral ferocity I had encountered on the road. There was gentleness in his middle-aged countenance and his tired eyes were kind.
“Stay down! You must not yet move, fraulein!” he whispered in an urgent, educated voice. “You are injured, starving. I must fetch you water. And blankets, ya?” he added as an afterthought. “Later, when it is full dark, we must hide you within the house—you will be safer there.”
Fitz laid the book over his knee and took a sip of the strong honey-laced tea that sat on the table beside him. This was a turn in the story he had not been expecting. Could this be a tale of love as well as war, he wondered, heartened by the thought. Now, wouldn’t that be grand, entirely?
He’d call Itzak with one more piece to add to the puzzle.
Copyright © 2019 by Cathy Cash Spellman

My Review

THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!!

You never know who you might have living next door to you, and the impact they may had in history.

This story is SO brilliantly written...a murder mystery with twists galore... this story comes to life right before your eyes with clues, conspiracy theories, action and suspense.  It keeps you guessing until the very end. New Technology has a huge impact in this story that unravels a secret a woman kept secret for 75 years....how crazy is that?

I loved all the characters in this story...how they all worked together to keep a promise to the little old lady next door.  The story is superb on all levels...I seriously can't rave enough about it..and I don't usually read mysteries...but I sure want to collect everything this author has written because, wow, what an amazing creative imagination!

It was so rewarding to watch this woman's life unfold before your eyes and the total respect Fitz and his own band of soldiers developed. Family, loyalty, and going beyond your limits to do what is right, flourishes throughout.

No spoilers in this review because you really need to experience it first hand!  I have always had a fascination with WW2 because my grandfather was a soldier, and growing up with his stories...and my husband's family is German...I always wondered if their paths crossed.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Multiple New York Times and International Bestsellers, a Paramount Movie, book sales in 22 countries, Cathy Cash Spellman writes stories about love, friendship, adventure, and history. Known for her big sprawling sagas and memorable characters, Cathy writes the kind of stories women like to lose themselves in, and then remember long after the book is done.

Her books range through several genres: contemporary, historical, mystery, mystic and romance. Several take place in two time-frames, both current and historical.

Bless the Child was a Paramount movie in 2000, starring Kim Basinger and Jimmy Smits, and Paint The Wind has been optioned for film and TV.

Cathy is an Astrologer, Martial Artist (Black Belt Goju Ryu Karate) and has expertise in Chinese Medicine, several alternative healing modalities and many metaphysical disciplines.

She has written for Self, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Mademoiselle, Cosmo, Penthouse, Mode, Kung Fu and many other magazines about women, health, empowerment, sexuality, spiritual philosophy and Astrology. She blogs for The Huffington Post and The New York Times.


PHOTO CREDIT: DAKOTA CASH

WEBSITE: https://www.cathycashspellman.com/
TWITTER: @CCashSpellman
  
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/95409.Cathy_Cash_Spellman



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Monday, July 29, 2019

WHEN SUMMER ENDS by Jessica Pennington Official Blog Tour


SYNOPSIS

Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he's losing his vision at seventeen?

Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she's starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.

Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies. 


Praise for WHEN SUMMER ENDS

“Bringing the small-town Michigan setting evocatively to the forefront, Pennington’s sophomore novel captures the pleasures of new love.” ―Kirkus Reviews

Praise for LOVE SONGS & OTHER LIES 

“A captivating read and a great pick for fans of Morgan Matson and Emery Lord!” ―RT Book Reviews

“Filled with lyrics, love, and late nights, Pennington's debut novel will appeal to romance fans of Sarah Dessen and Susane Colasanti.” ―School Library Journal

“Pennington’s debut is a light road-tripping romance about redemption and the love of music.” ―Publishers Weekly

“Reading Cam & Vee's past and present romance reminds me of This is Us! This is going on my keeper shelf.” ―Simone Elkeles, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author

Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after.” ―Katy Upperman, author of Kissing Max Holden

“Boys in bands, second chance romance, and pitch-perfect chemistry. Love Songs & Other Lies hits all the right notes!” ―Gina Ciocca, author of Last Year's Mistake

“Fun and full of heart, with a hero who stole my heart!” ―Katie McGarry, author of Pushing the Limits  

My Review

A perfect love story for the summer.

This story begins with the end of Junior year for Olivia and Aiden. Both had a life plan, both plans were crushed by circumstances out of their control, both had no clue what to do next.

Of course Olivia and Aiden knew each other, they went to the same small high school. However, their paths never really crossed until they both started working for Aiden's family business when summer vacation started.

As they start to become friends, they start to trust each other and open up about their secrets. Olivia always being conservative, decides to let chance decide her fate this summer.

When Summer Ends, is a story that gives you butterflies. It is beautifully written with true emotions that tugs at the heart. All the characters have a charisma that draws you deeper into the story with a plot all readers can relate to. A perfect read for sitting by the beach, or cuddled up on the couch, you have to read this book.

It is told from both Olivia's and Aiden's point of view which I absolutely loved. It was great to witness their feelings for each other bloom with innocence and understanding.

If you are looking for a fast flawless read, this is the perfect choice for the summer!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten—when she sought publication for her poem about a tree—Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. She lives in a Michigan beach town suspiciously similar to the one in her novel, with her husband Josh and their son, Rory. Love Songs & Other Lies is her debut novel.  

PHOTO CREDIT: SHEENA PEARCE

WEBSITE: http://itsjess.com/



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Monday, July 8, 2019

SOMEDAY WE WILL FLY by Rachel DeWoskin Official Nerd Blast


SYNOPSIS

Warsaw, Poland. The year is 1940 and Lillia is 15 when her mother, Alenka, disappears and her father flees with Lillia and her younger sister, Naomi, to Shanghai, one of the few places that will accept Jews without visas. There they struggle to make a life; they have no money, there is little work, no decent place to live, a culture that doesn't understand them. And always the worry about Alenka. How will she find them? Is she still alive?

Meanwhile Lillia is growing up, trying to care for Naomi, whose development is frighteningly slow, in part from malnourishment. Lillia finds an outlet for her artistic talent by making puppets, remembering the happy days in Warsaw when they were circus performers. She attends school sporadically, makes friends with Wei, a Chinese boy, and finds work as a performer at a "gentlemen's club" without her father's knowledge.

But meanwhile the conflict grows more intense as the Americans declare war and the Japanese force the Americans in Shanghai into camps. More bombing, more death. Can they survive, caught in the crossfire? 


Praise for SOMEDAY WE WILL FLY

★ "DeWoskin explores a rarely depicted topic. . .A beautifully nuanced exploration of culture and people." ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "An unusual portrait of what war does to families in general and children in particular . . . affirms the human need for art and beauty in hard times." ―Booklist, starred review

"A provocative exploration of what resilience means when you’re pushed to the edge." ―BCCB

“With pathos and a fine eye for historical detail, DeWoskin (Blind) relates the story of Shanghai’s Jewish refugees during WWII, when Shanghai was under Japanese occupation. DeWoskin captures the crushing destruction of war and occupation, the unfathomable resilience communities can muster through cross-cultural friendships and acts of kindness, and the power of the performing arts to foster hope in times of struggle and desperation.” —Publishers Weekly

"A provocative exploration of what resilience means when you’re pushed to the edge." —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

DeWoskin vividly captures this fraught time of dislocation and turmoil, and deftly connects the anguish of Jewish refugees and the agony of the Japanese occupation, elevating this beautiful novel into a clarion call for peace. —The National Book Review

“Rachel DeWoskin’s storytelling features an extraordinary combination of curiosity and kindness, on top of a belief that everyone can have an impact on the world they find themselves in. Someday We Will Fly is powerful, adventurous story of a teenager who confronts the brutal history with courage, love, and imagination. I could not put it down.” —Aleksandar Hemon, author of Nowhere Man and The Lazarus Project 

“An engrossing and beautifully-rendered plunge into less-known Holocaust history, featuring the plight of Jewish World War II refugees in Japanese-occupied Shanghai.” —Julie Berry, Printz Honor-winning author of The Passion of Dolssa

“Though I have written extensively about the Holocaust in novels, a picture book, poems, I had never before heard of the 23,000 Jews who fled to Shanghai for the duration of the war. Starvation, rough treatment by occupying Japanese troops, the teenagers turning to all kinds of difficult work (including gentlemen's clubs as dancers and prostitution) to make money for their devastated families. Rampant disease, and early deaths were their daily lot. In Someday We Will Fly Rachel DeWoskin has taken the horrors and turned them into a YA novel that is terrifically moving and full of a kind of poetry in motion that is both terrifying and uplifting in equal measure.” —Jane Yolen, author of Mapping the Bones, The Stone Angel, Devil’s Arithmetic, Briar Rose
Fleeing Poland 1941, Lillia and her circus preforming family become split: her mother is left behind while the family travels to the last city that will take Jewish refugees: Shanghai. This unique view into a forgotten part of history is told with candid, yet lovely prose. While some aspects of the story are embellished, the book holds true to history. A great companion to Salt to the Sea. —Readers Books 

“Someday We Will Fly is an intense and immersive novel.” —TeenReads

OTHER HONORS
● Junior Library Guild selection
● Kirkus “Historical Fiction Gems” selection (January 2019)
● Bookish January 2019 Book Club Pick

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Rachel DeWoskin has spent much of her life in China, including childhood summers with her parents and brothers, excavating ancient Chinese musical and medical instruments for her dad’s research. Rachel lived in Bejing for most of her twenties, where she became the unlikely star of a Chinese soap opera called Foreign Babes in Bejing. She spent the last six summers in Shanghai, where she researched and wrote Someday We Will Fly.

Rachel lives in Chicago with her husband, playwright Zayd Dohrn, and their two daughters. She is on the fiction faculty of the University of Chicago and is an affiliated faculty member in Jewish studies and East Asian Studies.

PHOTO CONTENT FROM RACHEL DEWOSKIN

WEBSITE: http://racheldewoskin.com/home/
TWITTER: 
@racheldewoskin  
GOODREADS: 
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15274.Rachel_DeWoskin
FACEBOOK: 
https://www.facebook.com/www.racheldewoskinbks/
INSTAGRAM: 
https://www.instagram.com/racheldewoskin/


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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

DRAGONSLAYER by Duncan M. Hamilton Blog Tour




SYNOPSIS

In his magnificent, heroic, adventure fantasy, Dragonslayer, Duncan M. Hamilton debuts the first book in a fast-moving trilogy: a dangerous tale of lost magics, unlikely heroes, and reawakened dragons.

Once a member of the King's personal guard, Guillot dal Villevauvais spends most days drinking and mourning his wife and child. He’s astonished—and wary—when the Prince Bishop orders him to find and destroy a dragon. He and the Prince Bishop have never exactly been friends and Gill left the capital in disgrace five years ago. So why him? And, more importantly, how is there a dragon to fight when the beasts were hunted to extinction centuries ago by the ancient Chevaliers of the Silver Circle?

On the way to the capitol city, Gill rescues Solène, a young barmaid, who is about to be burned as a witch. He believes her innocent…but she soon proves that she has plenty of raw, untrained power, a problem in this land, where magic is forbidden. Yet the Prince Bishop believes magic will be the key to both destroying the dragon and replacingthe young, untried King he pretends to serve with a more pliable figurehead. 
Between Gill’s rusty swordsmanship and Solene’s unstable magic, what could go wrong?  


Author of one of BuzzFeed 's Greatest Fantasy Books of 2013 
Do you have what it takes to be a Dragonslayer? In this epic, adventure fantasy series, an unlikely hero, Guillot dal Villevauvais, must overcome his disgraced past as a failed member of the King’s guard and hunt down a ferocious beast thought long extinct. A dangerous quest, led by the swordsmanship of Gill, the magical powers of Solène, a barmaid nearly burned to the stake, and the goodness of Prince Bishop. From the critically acclaim fantasy author Duncan M. Hamilton, this fast-moving series is a must-read for fans of epic, sword-and-sorcery adventures.  


My Review

Dragonslayer is a new fantasy that captures your imagination and turns a simple time into a whole new world of adventure.  

In this world, centuries after Dragons were slain and magic is repelled, the people live a simple life with little worries, except to pay taxes. However, magic is feared, and any person who shows signs of possessing it, are hunted down and executed. The only member left of the Chevaliers of the Silver Circle is a lazy drunk, who has fallen out of grace with the King. Gill only cares about his next bottle.

When a new order is created in secret with the King's permission, the members start to search for something of great importance, and disturbs the last dragon.

So I really, really don't want to give any spoilers to this story....it was so fun and fast paced it's best to go into it with little knowledge about it other than it is so good!  The Dragon is so more than a beast.  It feels confusion and heartache....something totally unexpected...Gill is a character that you will start to love, as you learn more about his past throughout the story and understand him completely.  Solene becomes stronger and longs to just belong...to feel she has a place in this crazy world.  There is fire and destruction...how can there not be with a dragon, and TONS of action that will keep you at the edge of your seat. Deceit and surprising loyalties spiral constantly.

I thought this story was very well written and the story fantastic...it reached into my imagination and wrenched so many emotions...fulfilling my craving for an epic fantasy!

With a super cool twist that made me EXTREMELY happy at the end, this trilogy is just getting started...and I can't wait to ride the journey.




Duncan M. Hamilton is the Amazon best selling writer of fantasy novels and short stories, including The Wolf of the North and the Society of the Sword trilogy. He has Master’s Degrees in History and Law, and practised as a barrister before writing full time. Duncan is particularly interested in the Medieval and Renaissance periods, from which he draws inspiration for his stories.

He lives in Ireland, near the sea, and when not writing he enjoys sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, cycling, and skiing.

His debut novel, ‘The Tattered Banner (Society of the Sword Volume 1)’ was featured on Buzzfeed’s 12 Greatest Fantasy Books Of The Year, 2013.

Duncan is a member of The Society of Authors, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). He is represented by DongWon Song of Howard Morhaim Literary.

PHOTO CREDIT: JASON CLARKE

TWITTER: @DuncanMHamilton
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6979427.Duncan_M_Hamilton
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DuncanMHamilton/  


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Friday, June 28, 2019

Terry Brooks SIgning


Terry Brooks Signing



So a few weeks ago, I got to meet one of my all time FAVORITE author, Terry Brooks, of the Shannara Series.  Truly a dream come true.

I first started reading this series when I was 15 years old. I'm a little older than that now.



I got my oldest son into reading his books and he is a fan now too.



I took a total of 9 books with me to sign.  Plus a few book plates. He also signed a book sleeve for me that I thought was pretty awesome!!

I thought I brought a lot of books with me, I was blown away by his fans. There were several that brought Totes and duffle bags FULL of his books....He was so amazing, took time with each reader, and truly listened to them.



One thing that I found amazing that I didn't know is that he grew up and lived in a town that is about 30 minutes away from me and I had NO IDEA!!




If you ever get the chance to attend, GO.....He was funny and down to earth.

Also got to listen to him read from a new project that he is working on. A new fantasy series....that sounds ..... well, it's Terry....AMAZING!!



















Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Jean BookNerd: RIVEN by Jane Alvey Harris TRAILER REVEAL and Giveaway



SYNOPSIS

Which reality would you choose? Seventeen year-old Emily's dad is in prison for securities fraud and her mom's strung-out on pain meds, leaving Emily to parent herself and her younger brothers and sister. She's got things mostly under control until a couple weeks before Dad's release, when voices start whispering in her head, and Gabe, the hot lifeguard at the pool, notices the strange brands engraved on her arm...the ones she's trying desperately to hide. Emily doesn't know how the symbols got there or what they mean. They appeared overnight and now they're infected and bleeding. She's pretty sure she's losing her mind. Stress, insomnia, and her wounded egos drive Emily to self-medicate, which has to be why the nightmares from her childhood have resurfaced, why they're commandeering her conscious even when she's awake. It has to be why the fairytale creatures she created as a little girl insist they need her help. Triggered by the return of her childhood abuser and unable to cope with reality, Emily slips completely inside her elaborate fantasy world. She's powerful in the First Realm, maybe even more powerful than her attacker. It would be so easy to stay there, to lose herself in enchantment...to lose herself in love. But something sinister lurks in the forest shadows. Emily soon discovers her demons have followed her inside her fairytale. They're hunting her. With the help of the Fae, she frantically searches for the weapons she needs to defeat her greatest fears and escape back to reality before the man who tortured her can prey on her younger brothers and sister, too. Time is running out...

*Non-explicit Trigger Warning: This book deals with issues of child molestation and abuse.  


Winner: 2016 Moonbeam Gold Medal, Young Adult Fiction
Winner: 2017 Royal Dragonfly First Place, Young Adult Fiction
Winner: 2017 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award
Nominated for the 2018 IndieNext List  







ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jane Alvey Harris has a Humanities degree from Brigham Young University with emphases in Art History, Italian Language, and Studio Art. She's CRAZY about the visual and performing arts! Jane enjoys playing classical piano, painting & sketching, singing & acting, and especially writing poetry & prose.

But her real passion is PEOPLE. She loves to watch and study what makes us tick as human beings. Jane is definitely a dreamer. Her favorite thing to do is weave together sublime settings and stories for characters to live and learn in...herself included.

She currently lives in an enchanted fairy-princess castle in Dallas, Texas, with her three often-adorable children and their three seldom-adorable cats.  

PHOTO CONTENT FROM JANE ALVEY HARRIS

WEBSITE: https://www.janealveyharris.com/
TWITTER: 
@JaneAlveyHarris
GOODREADS: 
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15165429.Jane_Alvey_Harris
FACEBOOK: 
https://www.facebook.com/jane.a.harris.56
INSTAGRAM: 
https://www.instagram.com/jane.a.harris/

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Cinematic Book Trailers leave that lasting impression on the viewer, and remain with the book for as long as it’s in print. They’re stand-alone works of art, and at the same time they compliment the book perfectly. We create these cinematic trailers to give a poignant vignette of the book, which leaves the viewer curious. The tone, the pacing, the details, all generate tangible interest in the book and its author.



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