Sunday, February 26, 2017

GIVEAWAY: Dawn of Spies & Day of Ice by Andrew Lane!

Hello everyone!
Today on my blog I have a wonderful giveaway for some amazing books! ADAPTIVE BOOKS is giving me a print copy of both books in the series for a giveaway! These books are an exciting YA re-imagining of the characters from the original Robinson Crusoe. 

The author, Andrew Lane has written some thirty-odd books, ranging from fiction to non-fiction and from science fiction novels based on popular TV series to adult crime novels. He has also written nearly 30  short stories which have been published in various magazines and anthologies. His best known work to date is the highly successful Young Sherlock Holmes series of YA novels, of which eight have currently been published.

To enter the giveaway check below for the form!

TITLE: Dawn of Spies: A Crusoe Adventure
AUTHOR: Andrew Lane
US RELEASE DATE: January 24, 2017 (Paperback at Barnes & Noble)
AGE RANGE: 12 - 17 Years
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An exciting YA re-imagining of the characters from the original Robinson Crusoe.
 Rescued from a deserted Caribbean island, 17-year-old Robinson Crusoe and his female friend, Friday, find themselves in late 1600s London, a bustling city that proves as treacherous for them to navigate as the remote island they just left behind.
 Thanks to their honed survival skills, Crusoe and Friday are recruited by a young writer named Daniel Defoe to work as agents for Segment W, a covert spy group that reports directly to the Crown. 
Crusoe, Friday, and Defoe must rescue the Countess of Lichfield from a kidnapping plot. They discover that a mystical and mysterious organization known as the Circle of Thirteen is plotting to destroy Segment W and change the course of history through a royal kidnapping.
 With an illustrious cast of historical characters including King Charles II and Sir Isaac Newton, Dawn of Spies is the first installment of a series that thrusts a young Robinson Crusoe into a new world of espionage, intrigue, and peril.

TITLE: Day of Ice: A Crusoe Adventure
AUTHOR: Andrew Lane
US RELEASE DATE: February 21, 2017 (Hardcover at Barnes & Noble)
AGE RANGE: 12 - 17 Years
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Months after their rescue by the government agency Segment W, Robinson Crusoe and his friend Friday have proven their skills as secret agents. They’re now climbing the ranks of this exclusive group of spies who reports directly to the Crown. Suddenly, in the dead of winter, Friday is shocked to see her father, who once tried to kill her, walking the streets of London. She tries to elicit the help of Segment W, but they are preoccupied with the continued investigation into an organization that staged a kidnapping of the king’s daughter. What will she do? As Friday’s past comes back to haunt her, she, Crusoe, and Daniel Defoe must uncover the mystical Circle of XIII’s sinister plans to recruit new members into the society using dangerous and magical means. How does her father fit into all of this? Will they be able to escape unscathed?

Day of Ice is the second installment of a series that thrusts a young Robinson Crusoe into a new world of espionage, intrigue, and peril.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

E.C. Myers' thrilling YA Novel "AGAINST ALL SILENCE" just released!

AGAINST ALL SILENCE, the action-packed sequel to The Silence of Six, was released in hardcover wide on February 21st (yesterday) and I'm here today to share about the release for this entertaining, edge-of-your-seat story. It’s a fun read that combines thriller with computer hacking knowledge. Think of it like a little Mr. Robot of the YA world. Author E.C. Myers follows up the first part of the series with this thrilling sequel which will tell the next part of Max’s story including some recurring characters from its predecessor.  

TITLE: Against all Silence
AUTHOR: E.C. Myers
FORMAT: Hardcover
RELEASE DATE:  February 21, 2017

After being a key figure in the exposing of government corruption, Max Stein has spent a quiet semester abroad in Paris, studying, staying off the Internet, and looking for his long-lost mother. But just as he is about to fly back to the United States for the holidays, trouble manages to find him once again. Max receives a call from Penny, his on-again-off-again girlfriend who is part of the expert hacking duo DoubleThink.

She wants him to meet with Ada Kiesler, a high-profile whistleblower hiding out at a foreign embassy in Berlin. Max has no interest in getting drawn into another corporate conspiracy. But when airport security suddenly detains him on suspicion of cyberterrorism, he has little choice but to get involved. Soon Max and Penny are tangling with a new group of shadowy figures who are determined to control how the world shares its information. And some figures from Max’s past resurface, including his own mother, whose life has mirrored his own in more ways than he’d realized. In this action-packed follow up to The Silence of Six, Max and his hacker friends must fight to expose a corrupt corporation that has been systematically taking control of the Internet.
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E.C. Myers is also the author of the Andre Norton Award–winning Fair Coin and Quantum Coin, young adult science fiction novels published by Pyr.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Book Blitz: Starfall by Melissa Landers + Giveaway!

Message from the author!

Hi, booklovers!

I’m author Melissa Landers, and I’m so excited to launch STARFALL, the second and final book in my Starflight duology! This story picks up shortly after the first book ends, but now Cassia and Kane are the main characters, with Doran, Solara, and the rest of the Banshee crew pitching in to help take down an intergalactic mafia. (You know, just an ordinary day in space.) And while saying goodbye to characters is never easy, I think I gave the crew a proper sendoff with plenty of humor, heart, and action. I hope you love STARFALL as much as I do!

Haven’t read the first book? You’re in luck, because for a limited time, Starflight is on sale for 99 cents in all e-formats. Now you can binge read the entire duology in one sitting!

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When Princess Cassia Rose fled her home world of Eturia to escape an arranged marriage, she had no idea her sudden departure would spark a war. Now after two years hiding as a ship hand, she is finally returning to her beloved home, but not in the way she imagined. Shackled by bounty hunters, she is violently dragged back to account for her crimes. Her only solace is that the Banshee crew managed to evade capture, including Kane Arric, her best friend...with occasional benefits.

Meanwhile, Kane and the rest of the crew of the Banshee plan a desperate rescue mission. But when they arrive on Eturia, Cassia isn't exactly in need of heroics—she's claimed her birthright as Eturia's queen, but has inherited a war-torn planet simmering with rebellion. Cassia must make alliances, and Kane, the bastard son of a merchant, isn't a choice that will earn her any friends. Kane knows he will never find someone to replace Cassia—and is certain she returns his feelings—but how can he throw away his own promising future waiting on a queen?

When the outer realm is threatened by the dangerous Zhang mafia, Cassia, Kane and the rest of the Banshee crew uncover a horrifying conspiracy that endangers the entire universe. In the face of unspeakable evil, Cassia must confront her own family's complicated legacy on Eturia and decide once and for all who her real family is. 
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Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She's so desperate to reach the realm that she's willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.

When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he's been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe...
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Praise for Starflight:

“Smart, action-packed and utterly addictive!” –New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman

“Starflight has the cinematic appeal, warp-speed action and unlikely heroes of Star Wars.” –Justine Magazine

“A lively tale of romance, space pirates, conspiracy, and made (as opposed to genetic) families.” –Booklist

“A great choice for fans of raw sci-fi action, reminiscent of the lawlessness presented in the television series Firefly.” –School Library Journal

If you love sci-fi adventure with a dash of romance, I hope you’ll pick up the Starflight duology today. Starflight and Starfall are both available in stores and online.

 Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.” For more information or just to say hello, visit 

Note from Melissa: 

To celebrate my book birthday, I’m offering one lucky winner a Starflight duology swag pack, complete with bookmarks and two signed mini posters! The giveaway is open internationally. Due to sweepstakes laws, entrants must be 18 years or older to participate.
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Book Blitz: Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher + Giveaway!

Hello everyone!
I am so excited that LESSONS IN FALLING by Diana Gallagher is available now and that I get to share the news!

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

This blitz also includes a giveaway but there are rules you have to share a “LESSONS LEARNED” post of your own to enter. So if you’d like a chance to win, create your post and enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

Note from the author:

"Want to share your own Lessons Learned?? It's easy! Tell us about a time in your life when you persevered, despite a bad situation, and what lessons you learned from that situation. Share it however you like - on your blog, your social media, wherever! Submit your link to the Rafflecopter during the blitz and share the giveaway with your friends to win an annotated ARC!"

Author: Diana Gallagher
Pub. Date: February 7, 2017
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pages: 250
Formats: Paperback, eBook
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When Savannah Gregory blows out her knee - and her shot at a gymnastics scholarship - she decides she's done with the sport forever. Without gymnastics, she has more time for her best friend, Cassie. She's content to let her fun, impulsive best friend plan a memorable senior year. 

That is, until Cassie tries to kill herself.

Savannah wants to understand what happened, but Cassie refuses to talk about it and for the first time, Savannah has to find her own way. The only person she can turn to is Marcos, the boy who saved Cassie's life. Being with him makes her see who she could be and what she really wants: gymnastics. 

But Cassie doesn't approve of Marcos or of Savannah going back to gymnastics, and the tighter she tries to hold on to Savannah, the farther it pulls them apart. Without Cassie to call the shots, Savannah discovers how capable she is on her own - and that maybe her best friend's been holding her back all along.

Though Diana Gallagher be but little, she is fierce. She’s also a gymnastics coach and judge, former collegiate gymnast, and writing professor. Her work has appeared in The Southampton Review, International Gymnast, The Couch Gymnast, and on a candy cigarette box for SmokeLong Quarterly. She holds an MFA from Stony Brook University and is represented by Tina Wexler of ICM Partners. Her contemporary YA novel, Lessons in Falling, lands on 2/7/2017.

Giveaway Details:

(1) Winner will receive an annotated copy of Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher 
(US only) Follow these rules to enter!

"Want to share your own Lessons Learned?? It's easy! Tell us about a time in your life when you persevered, despite a bad situation, and what lessons you learned from that situation. Share it however you like - on your blog, your social media, wherever! Submit your link to the Rafflecopter and share the giveaway with your friends to win an annotated ARC!"

Ends on February 28th at Midnight EST!
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Book Spotlight: Westward To Strange by Ray Litt + Giveaway!

Hello and welcome everyone to the BOOK SPOTLIGHT
for Westward To Strange by Ray Litt!
In this post you can learn all about the book, info about the second book in the series, To Each Their Own and enter to win a giveaway to win ecopies of book #1. 

Have you ever wondered about the dark water? Talula "Lu" Burke never had, despite being born and raised on the Florida coast. But when dead animals start showing up on the shores of Salerna Beach, and Lu spots a mysterious boy in the shark-infested waters of the cove late at night, she’s forced to search the dark water for answers. 

When a school assignment leads to information about a sea-monster-worshipping cult, Lu can’t help seeing connections to the animals being found on her beach. More disturbing are the links she uncovers between her own family and the violent legend. Soon enough, more about Lu’s world starts to seem unreal: she gets into a knock-down drag-out with her BFF, is plagued by insomnia and chronic exhaustion, and can’t seem to fight the urge to pounce on the new kid in town who is all of a sudden very sexy—and very interested in Lu. Taking cues from her newfound instinct—and a strange alliance with the moon—Lu knows she alone must uncover the truth, or risk becoming part of the legend herself.
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     We come up on two creatures with big circle eyes like Morgan’s, and it’s the first time I feel a chill. What happens next would have taken my breath away, if I were actually breathing.
     Morgan, drawing me in against his shoulder blades, opens his mouth to let loose a high-pitched whine that blurs my vision and makes me feel like my brain’s trying to climb out of my face. The scream wraps around me until I feel I might snap, and when it’s over the pressure of the deep swallows it whole. Trembling, I look over his shoulder at the two creatures. 
     Their mouths are open, also, and though Morgan has shifted us so I’m directly behind him, it’s clear they’re hissing right at me, from black holes that have no teeth and no tongue, and that are surrounded by vibrating skin folds. And then, just like that, they leave, pulling us forward in their slipstream. We watch until they reach the far end of the stadium and slither to the top pew, never making eye contact with one another. 
     But then I look around, wondering if everyone around me is making some sort of contact with each other, just not in any way that’s familiar to me, because they’re all staring in the same general direction. Morgan squeezes my hand before pulling me a bit further, but it’s far less reassuring than I would’ve liked. When we’re close to the other side of the arena he stops, gesturing for me to turn around and look behind me, to where everyone else is facing. 
     I don’t know how I missed it. A huge, breathtaking, golden, glowing tube coral is embedded in the sand in the center of the arena, its many, many arms swaying independently of one another. Tethered to them are dozens of mer-bodies in all different stages of decomposition. 
     Most are bloated, half-deteriorated—some mere skeletons with gaping eyeholes pointed upward into the faraway black. The water handles their bones in a succession of jerks, each vertebra catching the current a second before the next. Long, wispy hair dances in the water above them, seemingly frozen until the final vertebra snaps. 
     The chill inside of me is growing, and I start to wonder if maybe this experience is more real than I think it is. I look up, shivering, at the endless stretch of dark water beyond the globes.

Just when life’s back to normal for Lu and company, Sarah gets a visit from her own mysterious past. Learn where the magic began in To Each Her Own, Book #2 of The Dark Water Series, when Lu and Sarah explore their powers with new spirit sisters.

 Dive into the Dark Water, where youth meets ageless mythology, and friendship is the greatest magic. Get your copy of Westward to Strange on Amazon for $2.99 now.

Join the family on, and stay tuned for Book #2 updates. 

Ray Litt is a mom of three and the Conference Director for Speculative Fiction: Southeast, a literary conference for all authors and hobbyists of speculative fiction. She dreamt up Salerna Beach while living in Sunset Beach, Florida, a kickass homebase for curmudgeonly Midwesterners.  

Always late, incapable of returning a call or text, Ray continues to forge relationships with evil mermaids and alien cheerleaders, and maintains she really was, once, a teenage witch.

Author Ray Litt has offered to give away THREE (3) ecopies of book #1, Westward to Strange on my blog!

All you have to do to enter is fill out the form below. 
Open to everyone!

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