Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday’s Spotlight: The Wingsnatchers

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The Wingsnatchers

(Carmer and Grit #1)

A stunning debut about a magician’s apprentice and a one-winged princess who must vanquish the mechanical monsters that stalk the streets and threaten the faerie kingdom.

Aspiring inventor and magician’s apprentice Felix Carmer III would rather be tinkering with his latest experiments than sawing girls in half on stage, but with Antoine the Amazifier’s show a tomato’s throw away from going under, Carmer is determined to win the cash prize in the biggest magic competition in Skemantis. When fate throws Carmer across the path of fiery, flightless faerie princess Grit (do not call her Grettifrida), they strike a deal. If Carmer will help Grit investigate a string of faerie disappearances, she’ll use her very real magic to give his mechanical illusions a much-needed boost against the competition. But Carmer and Grit soon discover they’re not the only duo trying to pair magic with machine – and the combination can be deadly.

In this story perfect for readers of the Lockwood & Co and Wildwood series, Sarah Jean Horwitz takes readers on a thrilling journey through a magical wooded fairyland and steampunk streets where terrifying automata cats lurk in the shadows and a mad scientist’s newest mechanical invention might be more menace than miracle.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

New Release: Eternal Night (Aeternae Noctis #1)

For a thousand years, humans cowered beneath the rule of the Night Terrors, but Jaden’s five-year-old sister is prophesied to stop them…if they don’t get to her first.

To protect her, Jaden leads a rebellion against the Night Terrors, but when he is captured in battle and dragged before the demonic queen Ashra, he realizes that he has seen her face before…every night in his dreams.

Ashra is fighting her own battle for survival against enemies without and treachery within. But when Jaden stumbles upon Ashra’s darkest secret and uncovers the truth about the city of eternal night, he realizes that nothing may be what it seems…including himself.

“…A stunningly original take on post-apocalyptic science fiction and fantasy!”
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Reader Reviews of Eternal Night:

“… an intriguing tale that combines forbidden romance between mortal and immortal, high technology, and well-written action sequences.” — K.Springs

“A fantastic plot; it is rather unique considering that it took a totally new approach on vampires, some romance thrown within and a very nicely done mystery!” — Ramona P.

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Note: My publisher is re-releasing the Aeternae Noctis series with all new covers, but if you have a copy of the first edition, the story is unchanged!

Friday, September 21, 2018

#Free: Holly in Hiding by P.Creeden FREE September 19 – 21

Bethany has been acting as parental guardian for her younger sister ever since the death of their parents in a car accident. She tries hard to make Christmas a special as she can for her sister. But when her sister meets a man online who wants to meet her over the holiday, Bethany puts her foot down. Her sister shows her rebellious side and disappears. Now former police detective from Boulder is looking for the couple and suspects that the Christmas Killer from Boulder might have set his sights on their small town.

Free September 19 – 21 on Amazon

THE 12 MYSTERIES OF CHRISTMAS series:

• IN THE NICK OF TIME by Susette Williams

• GABRIEL’S SECRET by Alexa Verde

• GUARDING CANDY KANE by V.B. Tenery

• MURDER: UP ON THE ROOFTOP by Tina Dee

• JOY IN JEOPARDY by Lynette Sowell

• HOLLY IN HIDING by P. Creeden

• STARR WITNESS by Susette Williams

• NOELLE ON THE RUN by Alexa Verde

• GOLDEN BELLES ARE WRINGING by Gina Conroy

• DEATH BY FIGGY PUDDING by Tina Dee

• DANGER FOR GLORIA by Lynette Sowell

• MERRY WITHOUT MALICE by P. Creeden

#Giveaway: Dragon Keepers Series – Win a Kindle Paperwhite!

Dragon Keepers Series – Win a Kindle Paperwhite!

Dragon Keepers is the first novel in the high fantasy debut series by C Patt.
Dragons have long been hunting for knowledge. In addition to coveting vast wealth they also watch over the best minds civilization has to offer. People from far and wide make the treacherous journey to view and add to the libraries of the Royal Court of Atlantis.

Born dragons Celestra Rose and her sister Attatraxia both hold enough music to shift into human form. Both are being trained to one day day take over their mothers place in the Royal Court as Dragon Keepers.
In other lands dragons are hunted to near extinction, or haunted and chained as slaves, putting their species at war with mankind. On their island, they have groomed over time the humans to believe that they can be trained, but only by the most talented of magicians. The Dragon Keepers ensure the safely and well being of the island, protecting it from all who seek to conquer it.

Follow the sister’s on their journey as they learn the complexities of diplomacy and courtship. Only one may remain as Keeper, and the rivalry between the two dragons would be challenged enough for Celestra Rose, only to find that their are humans who wish for her downfall as well.

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Prize 1 (one winner) is the kindle
Prize 2 (3 winners) is paperback copy
Prize 3 (10 winners) is e-copy
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Blog Tour: Small Spaces

New Release: The Competition

I am so excited that THE COMPETITION by Cecily Wolfe  is available now and that I get to share the
news!
If you haven’t yet
heard about this wonderful book by Author Cecily Wolfe, be sure to check out
all the details below.
This blitz also
includes a giveaway for a signed copy of the book with a notebook and pen International,
courtesy of Cecily and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win,
enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
About the Book:
Title: THE COMPETITION
Author: Cecily Wolfe
Pub. Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Dangerous Hope Productions
Formats: eBook, paperback
Pages: 306
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NiBooksTBD
For Mary Sofia, The
Penultimate writing competition is more than a chance at a free college
education; she wants to show her younger siblings that they can all rise above
their violent family history. For Raiden, the pressure to succeed comes from
within, although he knows that family traditions play a part in his
determination. For Camara, writing fiction is almost compulsive, but her own
dark secret may be the best story she can ever tell. For Michael, swimming and
writing fit his introverted personality perfectly, but meeting a smart and
beautiful girl at The Penultimate makes stepping outside of his comfort zone
easy. All four will compete against each other along with 96 other high school
juniors for the chance of a lifetime: a full scholarship to a prestigious
private college. Some students will do anything to win, but others may pay the
price.
The second YA title from
award-winning, best selling author Cecily Wolfe tells the story of four teens
with friendships in the making and futures in the balance – but who will win
The Penultimate?
Book Trailer:
About Cecily:

 

Cecily Wolfe is an author and librarian with earned degrees in English
and library science. Her appetite for reading multiple genres has led her to
write in the same, and her stories, always character driven and focused on
emotional experiences, depict realistic relationships and behavior.
 
 
Giveaway Details:
1 Winner will receive a signed copy of THE COMPETITION & a notebook
and pen, International.

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New Release: Charged

I am so excited that CHARGED by Gillian Zane is available
now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet
heard about this wonderful book by Author Gillian Zane, be sure to check out
all the details below.

This blitz also
includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International, courtesy of Gillian
and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the
Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

About the Book:

Title: CHARGED An Otherworldly Reverse Harem

Author: Gillian Zane

Pub. Date: September 18, 2018

Publisher: Parajunkee Publishing

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 480

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

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Unlimited!

Bobbie Flemming was having
one of those terrible, no good kind of days.

Her boss yelled at her
because of something a co-worker did, her sometimes boyfriend was getting
engaged to another woman, and she wore two different shoes to work. To make
matters worse, she agreed to be in a charitable “most eligible” auction for her
friend Chuck, who won’t speak to her if she doesn’t show up.

Bobbie doesn’t feel most eligible, and she definitely doesn’t feel like going
on a date with someone so desperate they have to win her in an auction. But
when two of the hottest men on the planet, who happen to be twins, show up and
outbid everyone, Bobbie thinks she’s won the lottery. Until the one in charge
opens his mouth and she realizes he’s bat sh*t crazy.

Now, Bobbie’s being whisked off, without her consent, to the middle of Central
Park — and what is that — a spaceship?

This was how Bobbie finds
herself stranded on an alien planet, with not two, but four incarnations of the
same man. (They do that on their planet, it’s like their thing.) And all four
of these hot alien males think Bobbie is their fated charge mate. All Bobbie
knows is she didn’t sign up for this. Sure, the sex might be awesome, and the
guys might be super-hot, but what does it take to get back to Earth where
everything is normal, and there aren’t Emperors who want to kill her?

Book Trailer:

About Gillian:

Gillian Zane is an Amazon bestselling author that specializes in dark
genre fiction for adults. Gillian defines herself by the city she was raised
in, New Orleans. She’s tried moving away a few times but always comes back. At
the age of ten, she decided she would be a writer and has been determined ever
since. Between that decision and when she actually finished a book that she
believed was good enough to publish, she’s served in the military, worked as a
bartender, became a cog in the corporate marketing wheel as a person “that
makes things pretty” and has since been laid off too many times to count.
She currently writes full-time, but still, continues to “make things
pretty” by designing book covers and websites for her fellow authors and
bloggers. Gillian lives in New Orleans with her husband, her daughter, and a
fat cat named Sushi. A prepper at heart, she also recently added chickens to
the mix in her efforts to progress toward self-sufficiency.

You can find Gillian Zane on twitter & Instagram as @GillianZane.

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Giveaway Details:

1 Winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International.

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New Release: Apollo is Mine

I am so excited that APOLLO IS MINE by Mila Young is
available now and that I get to share the news!
If you haven’t yet
heard about this wonderful book by Author Mila Young, be sure to check out all
the details below.
This blitz also
includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International, courtesy of Mila
and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the
Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
About the Book:
Title: APOLLO IS MINE (Harem of The Gods Book 1)
Author: Mila Young
Pub. Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Mila Young
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 200
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon
I’m a warrior. Cursed to fight monsters. Sworn to act
as Zeus’ sword to protect mankind.
But I’d give it all up for one
last kiss with the god who stole my heart…Apollo.
I never wanted to carry my
family’s legacy. But blood ties cannot be broken, and I’ll keep the promise I
made my father on his dying bed. Legendary monsters hunt in city streets of
Chicago, and my job was to take down the worst. 
I’ve trained with Heracles.
Been blessed with super
human powers.
What I’ve never done is
fallen in love—until Apollo crossed my path. But he isn’t the only god to catch
my attention. Hades is here too, and with him comes a darkness that leaves
behind a trail of human bodies. Heracles and my gut instinct urges me to
destroy this creature, but each step brings me closer to the truth…
Darkness cannot win…or the
Earth will tumble into chaos and I’ll lose the god I’ve come to love…Apollo is
mine.

 

Apollo is Mine is book 1 in the Harem of the Gods reverse harem series.

 

Content Warning: Steamy love scenes, dominating alphas who protect their
female, and plenty of sexy Greek gods who will leave you breathless.

 

 

 

 

 
About Mila:

 

Bestselling Author, Mila Young tackles everything with the zeal and
bravado of the fairytale heroes she grew up reading about. She slays monsters,
real and imaginary, like there’s no tomorrow.
By day she rocks a keyboard as a marketing extraordinaire. At night she
battles with her might pen-sword, creating fairytale retellings, and sexy ever
after tales. In her spare time, she loves pretending she’s a mighty warrior,
walks on the beach with her dogs, cuddling up with her cats, and devouring
every fantasy tale she can get her pinkies on.
Giveaway Details:
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Blog Tour: Sitting at the Kitchen Table with God

Book Details:

Book Title: Sitting at the Kitchen Table with God by Sandi Smith

Category: Adult Fiction, 192 pages

Genre: Literary Fiction, Christian Fiction

Publisher: Mindstir Media

Release date: May 10, 2017

Tour dates: Sept 3 to 21, 2018

Content Rating: PG-13

Book Description:

MARIANNE HAD PLENTY OF TIME ON HER HANDS TO DO NOTHING, so she decided to clean the placemats that she had collected over the past fifty years. Fifty years of a wonderful life together with her husband and best friend, Andrew. Fifty years that should have turned into sixty, but would not even turn into fifty-one.

Her wonderful Andrew was dead. Andrew…her friend and caretaker of her soul and mind and being. Loneliness, darkness, and guilt extended their hungry fingers out for Marianne, desperately trying to pull her even further into their world…a world with no escape. How could she live without her Andrew? She had been so sure that she would be the first one to die in this relationship. But now there was a stronger component to her loneliness and darkness that was starting to make its presence known to Marianne. Anger.

Anger had been a companion of Marianne’s for a very long time, but usually she had the ability to quiet its demand to be set free. This time, though, Marianne was not sure she would be able to control this anger. It was different somehow…stronger. She was afraid and weak. She had lost her faith in God, and she was so angry with Andrew for leaving her behind. Leaving her all alone in this dark, insane world. A world that was in such a hurry to go nowhere. A world that was in such a hurry to destroy everything in its path. Marianne was in its path, but this time she was alone. Sitting at the kitchen table, Marianne closed her eyes, and then she prayed that, today, she would die.

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Meet the Author:

 

Sandi Smith spent her time as a young girl combing the shelves of the public library. She has always enjoyed the magic that books have to offer and was inspired by her high school English teacher, Mr. Coolidge to embrace the arts. The author found her calling as a writer early one morning as her first story came to her in the form of a poem. Since then she has written more than 15 children’s books, with her most popular series about the adventures of an adorable spider in the A.R. Achnid series.

Sandi is happily married to her inspiration and husband of 40 years, John. She continues to write for her two precious grandchildren. When she’s not penning a new story, Sandi and John like to camp, kayak and to enjoy the simple life in their home in Pembroke, NH.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Blog Tour: Dark Tomorrow (Rise of the Crow)

 

When a deadly virus decimates the majority of Earth’s population, 16-year-old Sawyer Bradshaw finds he is both immune and alone in a world that has descended into violent chaos. Armed with only his estranged father’s shotgun, and an unrelenting desire to stay alive, Sawyer discovers that he not only has an uncanny knack for cheating death, but also for taking lives. Still, it is not long before he meets his match in a fierce and cunning teenage girl named Sara and by her side Sawyer emerges as more than just a natural-born killer, but also as a leader among men. Nevertheless, as quick as the young survivors fall desperately in love, they find themselves caught up in a series of conspiracies and twisted struggles for power, and they soon realize that more often than not, love, betrayal, and death, tend to walk hand in hand.

Dark Tomorrow by Jeremiah Franklin
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Month9Books

Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD

REVIEW: I…I’m torn on this one. On the one hand, I enjoyed reading this post-apocalyptic/survival story, but I feel I should add that this should probably be considered more Adult fiction due to it’s graphic nature, that said it is a fun action-packed read, and it would be great for older teens closer to adulthood.

TW: Death, violence, and  attempted rape.

About Jeremiah Franklin

Jeremiah Franklin is a former private investigator, arm-chair survivalist, and author of the Dark Tomorrow trilogy. When he is not creating thrilling post-apocalyptic worlds, or discussing himself in the third person, the author enjoys reading, staying active, and spending time outdoors with family and friends. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Education, and several other certifications that no one really cares about.

Giveaway Info:

One (1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card and a digital copy of Dark Tomorrow

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Blog Tour: When Elephants Fly

Age Range: 12 – 18 years
Grade Level: 7 – 9
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen; Original edition (September 4, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1335012362
ISBN-13: 978-1335012364


Praise for WHEN ELEPHANTS FLY

“Nancy Richardson Fischer has managed to combine so many important topics-family, mental illness, extinction, animal welfare, and adolescence-into an accessible, moving and extraordinary story.” ―Ellen C. O’Connell, Executive Vice President, Global, Space for Giants

“This book was an absolute pleasure to read. I encourage everyone to read this inspirational book and discuss mental illness and tolerance and the need to improve wildlife protection.” ―Katie Rowe, Pritzker Genius Award nominee, Co-founder Reteti Elephant Sanctuary

“This moving coming-of-age adventure story is a captivating page-turner that crescendos to a valiant and surprisingly delightful conclusion filled with hope for both humans and elephants.” ―Patricia Sims, Filmmaker, When Elephants Were Young. Founder, World Elephant Day

“When Elephants Fly is a compelling read, beautifully threading the complex relationship between mothers and daughters, mental illness and elephants.” ―National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos

“Not only does this book show the reader the perils of keeping elephants in zoos and having them perform in circuses, it does it with heart, grace, and imagination.” ―Nina Berry, author of The Notorious Pagan Jones and the Otherkin series

“Unlike anything I’ve read before in YA, When Elephants Fly is both a fascinating adventure and a stirring coming-of-age novel. There are few clear heroes or villains, and no easy answers for Lily as she moves into an uncertain future. The bond between elephant and girl is deftly wrought-reminiscent of Alec and the Black in Walter Farley’s classic, The Black Stallion, but for an older, contemporary audience.” ―Sara Zarr, author of Gem & Dixie

There are some battles worth fighting even if it means losing yourself.

T. Lily Decker is a high school senior with a twelve-year plan: avoid stress, drugs, alcohol and boyfriends, and take regular psych quizzes administered by her best friend, Sawyer, to make sure she’s not developing schizophrenia.Genetics are not on Lily’s side.

When she was seven, her mother, who had paranoid schizophrenia, tried to kill her. And a secret has revealed that Lily’s odds are even worse than she thought. Still, there’s a chance to avoid triggering the mental health condition, if Lily can live a careful life from ages eighteen to thirty, when schizophrenia most commonly manifests.

But when a newspaper internship results in Lily witnessing a mother elephant try to kill her three-week-old calf, Swifty, Lily can’t abandon the story or the calf. With Swifty in danger of dying from grief, Lily must choose whether to risk everything, including her sanity and a first love, on a desperate road trip to save the calf’s life, perhaps finding her own version of freedom along the way.

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Photo Content from Nancy Richardson Fischer

I was born on the east coast and went to Cornell University. After college I worked as a writer for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. It was a fun first job and I learned how to write quickly, and also that when elephants sneeze on you it’s very (VERY) messy. After a year in the circus, I moved out west. I lived in Aspen, Colorado where I skied as much as possible and worked as a waitress in a Mexican restaurant. Great experience but I learned that waitressing is hard (HARD) and I’m not very good at it.

After Aspen, I moved to San Francisco, California where I worked as a writer for University of California, San Francisco and wrote freelance for LucasFilm. At UCSF I learned that sitting in a cubicle under fluorescent lights dulls my soul. LucasFilm taught me that writing freelance, especially fiction, is fun (FUN). So I headed to graduate school in Boulder, Colorado to further hone my skills.

For the first part of my freelance writing career I wrote sport autobiographies. I’d visit and travel with an athlete like Monica Seles, Bela Karolyi, Nadia Comaneci or Apolo Ohno and then write their book. It was a terrific job, but after ten years and tons of incredible experiences I got tired of writing other peoples’ stories and not my own.

Today I live in the Pacific Northwest with my amazing husband, Henry, and our mostly loveable (but sometimes vorpal) Vizsla, Boone. When I’m not conjuring a story, I love to kite-board, bike, ski or plan adventures with Boone and Henry, who both make me laugh for different reasons and who are the best partners in fun a gal could ever imagine.

Review:

*I received a copy from the publisher for review on a blog tour. This does not affect my review.*

TW for suicide, abuse, schizophrenia, and animal abuse.

I…just wow. This book touches home for me for a lot of reasons, and it’s just breath-taking. I can’t even describe how emotional this book is! The author did tons of research for this book, and I love how it turned out! I knew this would be a heavy read before starting, but since I didn’t know much about it otherwise, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I certainly couldn’t have guessed how much I would enjoy it! Mental illness is something that I strongly believe needs to be talked about, but there is a right way, and a wrong way to go about it. If you have no understanding of it, you need to really study before even trying to talk to someone else about it. This book is proof that research and asking questions (especially the right questions, but just asking honest questions is a start) go a long way to understanding each other.

      
WEEK ONE
SEPTEMBER 17th MONDAY Here’s to Happy Endings REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 17th MONDAY Tara’s Book Addiction EXCERPT
SEPTEMBER 18th TUESDAY Adventures Thru Wonderland REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 18th TUESDAY 100 Pages A Day REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 19th WEDNESDAY Movies, Shows, & Books EXCERPT
SEPTEMBER 20th THURSDAY JeanBookNerd INTERVIEW
SEPTEMBER 21st FRIDAY Books, Authors, Blog EXCERPT
SEPTEMBER 21st FRIDAY Clarissa Reads It All REVIEW
WEEK TWO
SEPTEMBER 24th MONDAY Book Queen Reviews REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 25th TUESDAY Wishful Endings INTERVIEW
SEPTEMBER 25th TUESDAY Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 26th WEDNESDAY Lisa Loves Literature REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 26th WEDNESDAY TTC Books and More EXCERPT
SEPTEMBER 27th THURSDAY Crossroad Reviews REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 27th THURSDAY Little Bookish Thoughts REVIEW

*I received a copy from the publisher for review on a blog tour. This does not affect my review.*

TW for suicide, abuse, schizophrenia, and animal abuse.

I…just wow. This book touches home for me for a lot of reasons, and it’s just breath-taking. I can’t even describe how emotional this book is! The author did tons of research for this book, and I love how it turned out! I knew this would be a heavy read before starting, but since I didn’t know much about it otherwise, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I certainly couldn’t have guessed how much I would enjoy it! Mental illness is something that I strongly believe needs to be talked about, but there is a right way, and a wrong way to go about it. If you have no understanding of it, you need to really study before even trying to talk to someone else about it. This book is proof that research and asking questions (especially the right questions, but just asking honest questions are a start.) go a long way to understanding each other.

SEPTEMBER 28th FRIDAY BookHounds YA INTERVIEW
SEPTEMBER 28th FRIDAY A Dream Within A Dream EXCERPT
*JBN is not responsible for Lost or Damaged Books in your Nerdy Mail Box*

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Monday, September 17, 2018

My Monday

I made it another week. I’m hoping the next week it better, as last week’s been rough. Not bad really, but money’s been super tight, so we have been having to get creative on things to eat in order to make food stretch. A few more days then we can go to the store, oh I can’t wait!

That said, I finally got out of a reading slump last week. I kept starting books I have been wanting to read, and none of them were clicking. I started The Storm Runner which is pretty good! I will also be spending the next few days with my grandma to help her clean around the house and prepare for an inspection Thursday (they come and check out the apartment every 3 months or so).

I also have some updating to do on my blog, and reviews to write. I’ve also notices my reading-tastes changing some lately, so I’ll probably take another look at my Review Policy. (Plus I can take some pictures and post hopefully while I’m at grandma’s since she’s in town and has internet.) I probably won’t be able to stop by the library in town sadly, but I’m hoping to catch up on reviews so I can start borrowing from the library again.

I also have to work on a plan for next year… I have to go back to school, or at least get a certificate or some type of training…but I can’t get my transcripts to transfer until February as the soonest (likely later O.O) since my parents took out a loan when I was in college in 2014 because student loans and scholarships didn’t cover all of tuition and I didn’t get the scholarship from AmeriCorp for my summer job like I had planned on. I haven’t been able to make enough to repay it since, especially since I’ve only worked 6 months since June of 2016, and have only now found meds that help my bipolar I and anxiety, but unfortunately I will have to tell my Dr. I need to try new meds since I’m having a lot of trouble with side-effects, so although my moods are better, for now, my over-all health isn’t so good. I’m terrified to change meds, since this is the first time I’ve been stable since I left college, at the time I was only dealing with depression (since age 6) and severe anxiety, but both school and work have been major triggers, yet both family and Drs. keep telling me I have no choice but to work or go to school, then work.

That said, I’m hopeful that things will work out, and that I will find a treatment that works, and then I will be able to get on with my life. Things are looking good, and I’m finally more confident in my future than I have been in a long time. It’s just baby-steps. (Plus, I have plenty of good books to read along the way! ;D)

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The Storm Runner

(The Storm Runner #1)

A contemporary adventure based on Maya mythology from Rick Riordan Presents!
Booklist Starred Review: “Cervantes wastes no time getting right into the action, and her conversational tone and suspenseful pacing will keep the pages turning as the tension escalates and the characters face deepening stakes. A Rip-roaring adventure. ”

School Library Journal Starred Review: “Fantastic and villainous creatures from Mayan folklore combine with clever, realistic, and heartwarming characters. VERDICT A page-turning and well-written trip into the world of Mayan mythology.”

Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He’d much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno—for his one good leg. What Zane doesn’t know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy. A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he’s destined to release an evil god from the ancient Maya relic he is imprisoned in—unless she can find and remove it first. Together they return to the volcano, where all kinds of crazy happens. Brooks turns into a hawk, a demon attacks them in a cave, and Rosie gives her all while trying to protect Zane. When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father. To survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can’t even walk well without a cane?

Feisty heroes, tricky gods, murderous demons, and spirited giants are just some of the pleasures that await in this fresh and funny take on Maya mythology, as rich and delicious as a mug of authentic hot chocolate.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sunday’s Spotlight: The Duality of Nature

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The Duality of Nature (The Monster of Selkirk #1)

Monsters come in many forms, and not everyone knows a monster when they see one. After three hundred years of monstrous, feral elves plaguing the island nation of Selkirk, everyone believes they know what a monster is. Humans have learned to live with their savage neighbors, enacting a Clearing every four years to push the elves back from their borders. The system has worked for centuries, until after one such purge, a babe was found in the forest.

As Tallis grows, she discovers she isn’t like everyone else. There is something a little different that makes people leery in her presence, and she only ever makes a handful of friends.

But when the elves gather their forces and emerge from the forests literally hissing Tallis’s name like a battle mantra, making friends is the least of her troubles. Tallis and her companions find themselves on an unwilling journey to not only clear her name, but to stop the elves from ravaging her homeland.

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Conviction

Conviction (The Legacy Chronicles #2)
by Lauren H. Salisbury
Genre: Christian, Science Fiction, Romance

Conviction Blurb:

Can two people with opposing principles overcome their differences to be together?

Than has spent his life ostensibly having fun while secretly fighting for his people’s freedom. A member of the underground resistance, he is only ever serious around his comrades and his family. When an injury forces him to step down from active duty and his reluctant nurse sparks his interest, Than finds himself in uncharted territory. The fascinating woman will have nothing to do with him.

Menali’s past has taught her to keep her head down and trust that God has a reason for allowing the human race to suffer on U’du. When Than explodes into her life, he refuses to take no for an answer and challenges all of her preconceptions. He soon has her re-evaluating her priorities and wondering what life with someone like him would be like.

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Courage (The Legacy Chronicles #1) Courage
by Lauren H. Salisbury
Genre: Christian, Science Fiction, Action
Published: February 22nd 2018

Can one woman evade an alien empire to save her son’s life?

Gilla and Elias have the perfect life—or as perfect as life can be for slaves living deep in the Esarelian Empire. Elias wants freedom for his precious wife and daughter, and the rest of their people, and he is willing to fight to get it. Pregnant with her second child, Gilla only wants a happy, healthy family who share a strong faith in the God of Old Earth and to get through her workload each day.

When the Esarelians decide to teach their rebellious slaves a lesson they will never forget, Gilla’s entire life is turned upside down. She must trust that God has a plan to protect her new-born son, and have the courage to follow it, choosing the strangest of allies in an effort to ensure his survival.

 

Author Bio:

Lauren H Salisbury was an English teacher for sixteen years with an MA in Education. She is now a writer who dabbles with tutoring and lives with her husband and a room full of books in Yorkshire, England. She likes to spend winters abroad, following the sunshine and becoming the seasonal envy of her friends. When she’s not writing, she can be found spending time with family, reading, walking, crafting, or cooking. Courage is her debut novel.
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