Month: December 2015

Guest Post: Review of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Welcome to the first ever Guest Review on my Blog done by Abby King. I have been struggling to read Six Of Crows, have picked it up several times and I’m presently stuck almost halfway through.So, when I saw a tweet from Abby offering to do a Guest Post, I immediately replied to her tweet, inviting her to my Blog. She PM’d me not too long after offering to do a review of a book and I chose Six Of Crows.

So without further ado, here’s what Abby had to say:


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Review: Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo


I grabbed my passport and grappling hook and headed to Ketterdam, a city loosely based on Amsterdam, via Leigh Bardugo’s fantasy novel, Six of Crows. I must admit, I have never ventured so deeply into the fantasy realm, so it was with a mixture of trepidation and curiosity that I did finally set foot inside.


Now, upon my return to civilisation, what do I make of the genre? Honestly, I thought I would be quickly bored, unresponsive to the characters so far removed from reality, so seemingly unlike people I know. Yet Bardugo’s sextet of young men and women, each with their distinctively separate histories, identities and powers have convinced me otherwise.


However, I didn’t feel that way when I began reading. Perhaps that was because I am not well-versed in the “Grisha-verse” and because I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The first chapter and you’re pushed into murky underworld of Ketterdam – the “grey milk fog” where the “air hung thick with the smell of fish and bilge water”. But, as Joost – the character in question for this chapter – questions the colour of Anya’s eyes, the beginning of this novel reads more like a romance than outright fantasy.


“How much blood will be shed tonight?”


We then learn that Joost is a guard and Anya is a healer, and by chapter two, we meet Kaz Brekker and Inej Ghafa. In the aptly-named “Barrel” of Ketterdam, the fantasy begins proper, with apparently no relation to the events of the first chapter. Before long, there are knives, lead pipes and guns in the mix, as Kaz, or “Dirtyhands,” quickly establishes himself as the ruthless lieutenant of his gang, the Dregs. Away from the violence, he is also extremely intelligent and articulate, for example, noting that “every man is a safe, a vault of secrets and longings.”


Initially, I felt unable to connect with the gang. Like Kaz, Inej, Nina, Matthias and Jesper seemed equally cold-hearted despite their backgrounds; their range of superhuman powers rendering them above my sympathies. Also, the novel repeatedly makes reference to their ages: 17 (or thereabouts). To me, they seemed much, much older, possibly even in their thirties. As Six of Crows is a YA novel, I question whether their unconvincing ages would affect its readership. Yet perhaps this maturity-beyond-their-years was deliberate; after all, with everything the gang had witnessed and experienced, they would have had to grow up quickly.


“I protect my investments”


The idea of growing up quickly leads me to another point. The turning point in the novel for me, in terms of connecting with the characters, was discovering Kaz’s past. Learning why Kaz is so unfeeling is ironically the very thing that humanises him. Throughout his story, Kaz suffers great loss – his money, family, home, and his ability to feel. To him, people become objects, investments, means of survival, in sickening ways. His brother Jordie acts “as a raft”, and he treats Inej as “one of the best investments” he had made. He distances himself from his feelings towards her, fearful he would lose her after she is stabbed.


“He was the same Kaz… but beneath all that anger, she thought she’d seen something else”


As Six of Crows progresses, two romantic relationships prominently emerge within the gang – Nina and Matthias, and of course, Inej and Kaz. It is this element that most connects the non-fantasy reader to the plot, going beyond the knives, guns and jurda parem (the substance that becomes the most dangerous weapon of all…). In terms of character development, these relationships, pivoting from hatred to love in rapid succession, are crucial in understanding their motives. For Nina and Matthias, the history of their relationship actually forms their personal identities: “they’d managed to be Nina and Matthias instead of Grisha and witchhunter.” They also provide a form of escapism from the sterility and harshness of the world around them, although instead of flowers, men would give weapons: “He’d gifted her with her blade, the one she called Sankt Petyr – not as pretty as wild geraniums, but more practical.”


Overall, without giving much more away in terms of the plot, for my first foray into the realms of fantasy, I think Six of Crows was a thrilling place to start. Despite my unfamiliarity with the conventions of the Grisha, the novel still welcomed me in as a newcomer and the all-encompassing nature of Ketterdam really pulled me in. While it took me longer than I initially expected to connect with the characters, by the end of the novel I felt I could sympathise with the gang and their struggles.


I’d definitely make a return trip to see what the future holds for the sextet, and recommend Six of Crows to other fantasy newbies! So thank you to Cover2Cover for your recommendation and the opportunity to guest post on your blog!

Thanks again Abby! I really enjoyed your review!!

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2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,300 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 55 trips to carry that many people.

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Release Day Blitz: Night Fox by Tia Giacalone

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It’s the release day for Night Fox, a new contemporary romance from Tia Giacalone! I am so excited about this book!!! Check out the exclusive excerpt and enter Tia’s giveaway!

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About Night Fox:

Beckett Fox lives his life on the edge between danger and responsibility, and that’s all he’s ever known… until he meets Avery. Now, time at home is more appealing than the do-or-die future he’d always pictured for himself.

Fox has everything he’s ever wanted. But he knows better than anyone that life can change direction faster than the wind.

When an accident threatens to destroy his entire world, Fox will have to choose between fighting for what he loves or letting his past dictate his future.

How much strength does it take to move forward when history seems determined to knock you down? And how do you find the path to redemption when you don’t even recognize your own life?

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When the wind shifted, I knew this would be more than an eighteen-hour day. We all did. I went through the motions I’d been trained for, checking supplies, working the containment line, keeping up communications with air support and the ranger station. Trying not to get burned alive by the furious inferno that seemed intent on taking down all four million acres of the Oka-Wen National Forest… the usual.

No time to think about anything else, no time to dwell on the months-empty condo back in Seattle or the fact that lately everything I did seemed like a prequel to my life actually starting. This fire wanted us, and she wasn’t giving up. Mother Nature had it in her to be the worst girlfriend you’d ever had.

“Damn, Foxy,” McDaniels panted, jogging up to my side. “Is today over yet or what?”

I cracked a grin at him, feeling the blistering heat from the sun and the fire mix into one and swirl around us as I hefted my chainsaw. “Not by a landslide.”

McDaniels gave me the side-eye. “Really? You wanna joke about landslides?”

“Hey now,” Sloane popped his head out of the crew buggy where he was listening intently to the handheld radio. “None of that.”



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Author PicTia Giacalone is a hairstylist, a former English Lit major, and blogger-turned-New Adult author. After many years of writing a now-retired personal blog, her work was also featured on numerous forums including Open Salon and Hooray Collective. She believes in eyeliner as a defense mechanism, equal rights, and Marc Jacobs. Her favorite things include One Direction, story time, and the overzealous use of punctuation. When not writing and reading, she binge watches only the best (subjective) TV shows. Tia lives in Southern California with her husband, daughter, and tiny dog.

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Cover Reveal: The Uprising by T. H. Hernandez

Today we have the cover reveal for The Uprising by T. H. Hernandez! I love this great dystopian cover! Check it out and preorder your copy today!


Title: The Uprising

Author: T. H. Hernandez

Release Date: Jan 19th

Genre: YA Dystopian


About The Uprising:

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Recovering from a near-fatal gunshot wound, eighteen-year-old Evan Taylor must find a way to stop the Uprising, an underground movement committed to destroying the Union, before her homeland is attacked.

After spending the last four months in the Ruins trying to get back to the only girl he’s ever loved, nineteen-year-old Cyrus needs to get past his jealousy over Evan’s involvement with Bryce or risk losing her again.

Together, Evan and Cyrus join with their friends to devise a plan to save both the Ruins and the Union, but when the pressure’s on, bickering and infighting threaten to undermine their goals. New information revealing a weakness in the Uprising is uncovered, forcing them to act quickly or risk losing everything.

With the help of old friends and new allies they set out to make history, but it might just take a miracle for everyone to make it out alive.

THE UPRISING is the third book in THE UNION series, a young adult romantic adventure set in the near future.


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The unevenly paved Mexico streets are as jacked up as any out in the Ruins. Rainey and I make our way past colorful buildings with chipping paint and rusted railings surrounding precarious balconies. But at least the ground isn’t moving.

“You’re looking a little less ripe, there, Cyrus,” Rainey says with her raspy voice.

I cut my eyes to her, but don’t respond. I’ve never been as sick in my life as I was on that boat. All I want to do is get to a hotel and lie down. Aside from the sea sickness, we had an uneventful trip. No one paid any attention to us when we docked, and we’ve walked for several hours now without being accosted.

Since we’re posing as a couple, when we approach the center of town, I reach down and take Rainey’s hand. It’s even smaller than Evan’s and feels foreign resting in mine.

Rainey lifts her gaze to mine and smirks. Yeah, she’s about as thrilled with this ruse as I am. We enter the lobby of a stained green two-story hotel with crooked, worn shutters. A stone floor lists to one side as we make our way to the registration desk where a guy with a thick mustache and a bright orange button up shirt greets us. He says something in Spanish with enthusiasm, smiling so hard his cheeks nearly touch his ears.

Rainey responds, indicating me and continues on in a rapid fire conversation. She hands him a few bills and he gives her a key.

I follow her back outside, carrying our bags. One duffel is filled with a handful of clothes and toiletries and the others are stuffed with more bags to carry guns and ammo back to the Union. Money is sewn in hidden pockets in our fatigues, a knife is strapped to my ankle, and a gun sits in the waistband of my jeans.

Rainey heads down an alley only wide enough for us to fit through single-file. Behind the hotel is a staircase that wobbles with each step. Great. She stops at a door at the end of a narrow balcony with only a suspect railing to keep us from tumbling down the rocks to the beach a hundred feet below.

We enter a dark room smelling of vomit and dirty socks. A queen-sized bed is against the wall and a beat-up upholstered chair and ottoman sit in the corner.

“Only one bed?”

“We’re supposed to be a couple visiting from the Northern Territories,” she says. “I couldn’t very well ask for two beds.”

Rainey is about half my size, but there’s no way I’m letting her sleep anywhere but the bed.

“Okay, I’ll take the chair.”

She snorts. “You don’t have to do that. Your virtue is safe with me. Plus, you’re not exactly my type.”

My head swings her way. “Wrong plumbing?”

“Ego much? Wow, just because I don’t want to get all sweaty and horizontal with you, I must not be into guys. Is it really that rare for a hetero girl not to fling herself at you?”

I roll my eyes, not in the mood for this, but if we’re going to share a bed, might as well get this conversation over with. “No. It was the way you said it. I don’t know, forget I said anything.”

“You’re not bad to look at or anything, I just prefer my guys to be…less pathetically in love with someone else.”

“Point made. I’m gonna lie down until my stomach stops heaving. Join me or don’t.”

I flop on the bed and close my eyes, still feeling the gentle, and then not-so-gentle, rocking of the waves until I doze off




T.H. Hernandez Bio:THHernandez

When not visiting the imaginary worlds inside my head, I live in San Diego, California, with one husband, three children, two cats, and one dog. In addition to my day job as a technical writer and editor, I write young adult fiction. I love the intensity of teen emotions and the way they’re still figuring out life. When I’m not writing, you can find me with my nose in a book, hanging out with family and friends, hiking, or knitting. I’m obsessed with Facebook, young adult novels, bad lip reading videos, pumpkin spice lattes, microbrewed beers, and the San Diego Chargers.


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Cover Reveal: Cruel Intentions by Scarlett York

We’re so thrilled to share the cover of Scarlett York’s CRUEL INTENTIONS, which releases January 12th!


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Love a rags-to-riches story?
This is more like rags-to-bitches.

I was far from living the dream, but now I’m stuck in a nightmare.
Torn from everything I knew, I’m trapped in a world full of lies, deceit….
And murder.
And I’m right in the middle.
Surrounded by fame, money, prestige and power,
I’m drowning in betrayal and deception.
And someone wants me dead.
Just like my mother…

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Release Event: On Thin Icing by Ellie Alexander


Welcome to the release event for On Thin Icing by Ellie Alexander! This is the third book in the Bakeshop Mystery series and is now available!
Welcome to Torte-a small-town family bakeshop where the treats are killer good.

It’s the dead of winter in the sleepy town of Ashland, which means no tourists-and fewer customers-for Jules Capshaw and her bakery. But when she’s asked to cater an off-season retreat for the directors of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, business starts heating up…until Jules finds a dead body in the freezer.

“An intriguing new series.”-Reader to Reader

Someone at the retreat has apparently iced the bartender, a well-known flirt with a legendary temper-that is, before a killer beat him to the punch. Then, from out of nowhere, Jules’s own ex-husband shows up at the shop-and soon becomes a suspect. With accusations piling up higher than the snow-and thicker than a chocolate mousse cake-Jules has to think outside the (recipe) box to find the real culprit…and make sure he gets his just desserts.

“A delectable tale of murder and intrigue.”-Portland Book Review on Meet Your Baker

Don’t miss out on the first two books!

About the Author:

Ellie Alexander is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she’s not coated in flour, you’ll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter to learn more.

Triple chocolate cookie mix, Alpine spiced cider, Collection of Stash teas, Collection of gourmet hot chocolates, Oxford tea towel, Signed copy of On Thin Icing
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 Ends Jan. 19, 2016

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Super Book Blast: Commander Henry Gallant by H. Peter Alesso

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Commander Henry Gallant
by H. Peter Alesso
GENRE: Sci-fi



He thought Alaina loved him, but now she’s found someone else. A tidal wave of loss and grief swept over Henry Gallant, leaving him undecided about what to do next, or how to move forward.

Despite his sorrow, he goes on a dangerous mission to an invading aliens’ home world in the Gliese-581 star system. There he uses a neural interface to penetrate their communication network and steal a high ranking alien’s identity. Through this artifice he learns about their history and society, and discovers a way to hinder and possibly defeat them.

A side-effect of linking into the alien network—which was created for autistic savants—is that Gallant’s mind was stimulated and enhanced to the point where he begins to experience superintelligence abilities.

Upon returning from his mission, there is concern that Gallant might pose an even more serious threat than the aliens. While he struggles to fend off those who doubt his loyalty, he fights to win back Alaina.

This is the fourth book of The Henry Gallant Saga, but it can be read as a standalone story.

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As a scientist and author specializing in technology innovation, H. Peter Alesso has over twenty years research experience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). As Engineering Group Leader at LLNL he led a team of scientists and engineers in innovative applications across a wide range of supercomputers, workstations, and networks. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. and served in the U.S. Navy on nuclear submarines before completing an M.S. and an advanced Engineering Degree at M.I.T. He has published several software titles and numerous scientific journal and conference articles, and he is the author/co-author of seven books.

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#SuperMGMondays: 2015 MG Wrap Up with Giveaway



Welcome to this week’s Super Middle Grade Mondays presented by Tantrum Books/Month9books!

We hope you are having an amazing holiday season.

Today, we are wrapping up the new year and featuring the 2015 MG reads from Tantrum Books/Month9Books.

Ring in the new year with one of these titles!

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Stay away from the window, don’t go outside when it’s storming and whatever you do, do not touch the orb.

Twelve-year-old Joshua Cooper’s grandpa has always warned him about the dangers of lightning. But Joshua never put much stock in his grandpa’s rumblings as anything more than the ravings of an old man with a vast imagination. Then one night, when Joshua and his best friend are home alone during a frightful storm, Joshua learns his grandpa was right. A bolt of lightning strikes his house and whisks away his best friend—possibly forever.

To get him back, Joshua must travel the Lightning Road to a dark place that steals children for energy. But getting back home and saving his friend won’t be easy, as Joshua must face the terrifying Child Collector and fend off ferocious and unnatural beasts intent on destroying him.

In this world, Joshua possesses powers he never knew he had, and soon, Joshua’s mission becomes more than a search for his friend. He means to send all the stolen children home—and doing so becomes the battle of his life.

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Donna Galanti

Donna is the author of the Joshua and The Lightning Road series and the Element Trilogy. She is a contributing editor to International Thriller Writers the Big Thrill magazine and blogs at http://www.project-middle-grade-mayhem.blogs…, a cooperative of published middle grade authors. Visit her at and Donna wanted to be a writer ever since she wrote a murder mystery screenplay at seven and acted it out with the neighborhood kids. She attended an English school housed in a magical castle, where her wild imagination was held back only by her itchy uniform (bowler hat and tie included!). There she fell in love with the worlds of C.S. Lewis and Roald Dahl, and wrote her first fantasy about Dodo birds, wizards, and a flying ship (and has been writing fantasy ever since). She’s lived in other exotic locations, including her family-owned campground in New Hampshire and in Hawaii where she served as a U.S. Navy photographer. She now lives with her family and two crazy cats in an old farmhouse and dreams of returning one day to a castle.

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Alexander Graham Ptuiac, the son of an inventor, wants to play for the school’s football team. During tryouts, and under the watchful eye of the team’s coach, he suddenly manifests mysterious superhuman powers. Alexander makes the team, but not before the some ill-intended adults take notice, putting his life in danger.

Alex struggles to suppress and control his strange new abilities, worried about exposing his secret and being kicked off the football team. Then he befriends Dex, a diminutive classmate who can somehow jump as high as ten feet in the air. Seems Alex isn’t the only one at school with a secret.

As the school year unfolds, Alex will find himself the target of bullies, holding hands with his first crush and discovering the shocking truth about himself and his parents.

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Charles Curtis

Charles Curtis is a writer and journalist based in New York City. He has reported and written for publications including (where he is currently the site’s sports buzz reporter), The Daily,, ESPN the Magazine, Bleacher Report, TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly. Charles has covered the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, golf, tennis and NASCAR. He has also written about television, film and pop culture.

In addition, Curtis has also written, produced and was featured in videos for and The Daily. He has made radio appearances on stations including 92.9 The Ticket in Bangor, Maine, WLIE 540 AM in Long Island and on morning shows across Canada via the CBC.
He can be reached on Twitter: @charlescurtis82.

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Thirteen-year-old Caroline is a freak. Her parents have uprooted her to a town full of Supernaturals. You’d think she’d be thrilled. But, with someone without a magical bone in her body, this daughter of tree sprites feels like even more of an outcast than she has ever before.

To make matters worse, her new home is cursed. But when Caroline takes to investigating the mysterious and strange happenings of Harridan House, her BFF goes missing. Seems someone doesn’t want Caroline sticking her non-magical nose where it most certainly does not belong. Determined to prove herself, Caroline uncovers a plot to destroy her new hometown.

Undeterred, Caroline can’t give up. But what’s a human without magical powers to do? Caroline better figure it out fast, before she loses everything she has ever loved and the whispers she’s heard all her life prove true: Caroline is a useless superfreak.

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Vanessa Barger was born in West Virginia, and through several moves ended up spending the majority of her life in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is a graduate of George Mason University and Old Dominion University, and has degrees in Graphic Design, a minor in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, and a Masters in Technology Education. She has had articles published in Altered Arts Magazine, has had some artwork displayed in galleries in Ohio and online, and currently teaches engineering, practical physics, drafting and other technological things to high school students in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She is a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), the Virginia Writer’s Club, and the Hampton Roads Writers. When not writing or teaching, she’s a bookaholic, movie fanatic, and loves to travel. She is married to a fabulous man, and has one cat, who believes Vanessa lives only to open cat food cans, and can often be found baking when she should be editing.

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Excerpt Tour: The Reader by M. Pax

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Welcome to The Reader Excerpt Tour! See the full tour schedule by clicking on the banner above. Follow the tour and comment on each stop to increase your chances of winning the Giveaway!

by M. Pax
GENRE: Fantasy



With the rift closed for the season and no more monsters to fight, Daelin Long gets bored as librarian in the podunk town of Settler, Oregon. A job interview and her brother’s arrival present a tempting opportunity to escape, until her brother and her best friend, a ghost, disappear.

While Daelin searches for them, more mysteries pile up: dead people coming back to life, portraits of the town founders replaced with strange white trees, and people on the other side of the rift returning. It’s impossible. The portal that allows monsters from other universes to come to Earth is sealed until next summer.

The Rifters, a secret group protecting our world, believe the troubles are nothing more than the tantrums of an offended ghost. Daelin disagrees. If she’s right, the evil hell-bent on destroying Earth has new technology making the rift more deadly.

Before the monster summons the next apocalypse, Daelin must find it and destroy it.

Book 3 in the Rifter series.


EXCERPT (Exclusive Excerpt):

Before Earl Blacke could say a word, a monolith rose from the floor of the otherworldly workshop in which gadgets, machines, and weapons were invented. The boundaries of the room couldn’t be detected by any human sense. Endless shelves filled with indefinable materials and tools surrounded a large open space dotted with experiments and work surfaces.

On the chiseled and gleaming planes of the monolith, a woman he cared about, Charming, appeared. Her thin lips twitched in her delicate face. “We’re running out of time. I’ll do whatever it takes to get my hands on the research. The knowledge will get us far, but we’ll need an army to go with it.” Her blue eyes were a mirror image of his, and a wild breeze whipped her hair, the color of strawberries, in front of them. She pulled her tresses away, keeping a grip on them, and blinked with such hope.

“A war, Charming?” He sighed, raking his fingers over his close-shaven beard. “Certainly with beings from other universes, there’s a different way to resolve our conflict.”

“The conflict is we exist. Do you propose we we kill ourselves before they do? War is what our adversaries want.” A hardness glinted in her gaze. It hadn’t been there when she left to save the world.

Earl admired her spunk, but she was so naive. How could she bet the future on a human-centered plan? Different universes couldn’t operate the way Earth did. If they did, Earl wanted no part in saving them. “If our enemy wants a war, it’s very good reason not to do it. No war, no need for an army.”

“There’s no avoiding the inevitable. Destruction will come through the rift and take out Earth. Stop being so pig-headed about it.” She rolled her eyes, harboring the innocence of youth. The rift hadn’t swallowed her whole yet. How long until it did?


AUTHOR Bio and Links:


M. Pax is author of the space adventure series The Backworlds and the urban fantasy series The Rifters. Fantasy, science fiction, and the weird beckons to her, and she blames Oregon, a source of endless inspiration. She ghost hunts for fun with a group of curiosity seekers, docents at Pine Mountain Observatory in the summers as a star guide, has a cat with a crush on Mr. Spock, and is slightly obsessed with Jane Austen.

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Cover Reveal:Redeem (Caelian Cycle) by Donnielle Tyner



Redeem (The Caelian Cycle #2.5)
Release Date: January 2016
Summary from Goodreads:
A boy without a voice.

A teen without a home.
A man without hope.
Kian knows the way his life is headed will be the death of him. It doesn’t matter how many criminals he catches for Gordon’s Bounty Detective Agency or how deep he tries to fall into the bottle – those eyes haunt him. All it took was one whisper of bad advice, one wrong choice, one mistake, to wipe out years of confidence he had struggled to build while living on his Grandmother’s farm. Then Kian found the box of files overflowing with unsolved crimes. Those cold cases jolted his soul from its vegetative state and awakened his resolve. Kian knew those cases were meant for him to solve, but the last thing he expected to find within a few wrinkled folders was his ultimate redemption.

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About the Author
Hello! Donnielle here. I’m a new indie young adult author. When I’m not writing, I spend my time reading, binge watching Netflix, homeschooling my two children, and hanging out with my husband.


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