Friday, May 20, 2016

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye - Paul's REVIEW

*I received this book as an eARC from Balzer + Bray via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*
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Title: The Crown's Game

Author: Evelyn Skye
Recent Release Date: May 17, 2016

Synopsis: Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love... or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear... the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.



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Review: The beginning of this novel reminded me of a fairy tale. It has a Disney Princess feel to it, like Belle's opening number. This is a pretty out-there reference, but it also reminded me of the opening to King's Quest 7. I guess it just has a 90's fantasy feel, at least at the start.


I was surprised when every two chapters, a new character was introduced. It gave just enough time to get to know one character before leaping into the mindset of another. I enjoyed this about the whole book. There are multiple perspectives, which really kept the reading fresh. The momentum of the story kept moving forward. There was never a moment of boredom  when reading this book. And each of the characters were so different and interesting.

I had hope for a same-sex romance early on, but it turns out Nikolai just has great chemistry with every character. There was romance in this book, but I liked how not reciprocated so much of it was. The affections made sense. 

I liked how the author blended real Russian history with fantasy. The aesthetic of the Russian landscapes paired with the descriptions of the magic painted a beautiful picture. The description of evanescing was so great. It made me want to turn into champagne bubbles myself.

There's a certain quality to this book that reminds me of Star Wars, just in its storytelling. There's plenty of mythology there. And characters are involved with each other in ways they don't know when the book begins. Some things the reader finds out first and gets to anticipate the characters' reactions. 

I really enjoyed this book. The characters are wonderful. The world is magic, while still feeling historic. The magical acts are described in wonderful detail. I give this book a 5/5. Highly recommend!


--PAUL

BLOG TOUR: The Midnight Sea (Fourth Element #1) by Kat Ross - Ashley's Review + GIVEAWAY!


Good morning, and happy Friday! We are so, so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Kat Ross' newest book, The Midnight Sea, today! Ashley really enjoyed Kat's debut novel, Some Fine Day, and has been waiting (impatiently) for this book for quite some time. We've got Ashley's review for you, as well as a giveaway where you can win an Amazon gift card! Make sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post for you chance to win.

Also don't forget to stop by all of the other fantastic blogs on this tour, where you can find out what other people thought of The Midnight Sea! You can find the complete tour schedule by clicking the banner above.

And now, before we get to Ashley's review and the giveaway, here's some more information about The Midnight Sea and Kat!

About the Book

Title: The Midnight Sea (Fourth Element #1) 
Author: Kat Ross
Publication date: May 10th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis: They are the light against the darkness. 
The steel against the necromancy of the Druj. 
And they use demons to hunt demons….

Nazafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King’s elite Water Dogs is that they bind wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young people with the gift, she leaps at the chance to join their ranks. To hunt the monsters that killed her sister.

Scarred by grief, she’s willing to pay any price, even if it requires linking with a daeva named Darius. Human in body, he’s possessed of a terrifying power, one that Nazafareen controls. But the golden cuffs that join them have an unwanted side effect. Each experiences the other’s emotions, and human and daeva start to grow dangerously close.

As they pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, unearthing the secrets of Darius’s past along the way, Nazafareen is forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire. But with an ancient evil stirring in the north, and a young conqueror sweeping in from the west, the fate of an entire civilization may be at stake…

 



About the Author

Kat Ross worked as a journalist at the United Nations for ten years before happily falling back into what she likes best: making stuff up. She lives in Westchester with her kid and a few sleepy cats. Kat is also the author of the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day (Skyscape, 2014), about a world where the sea levels have risen sixty meters. She loves magic, monsters and doomsday scenarios. Preferably with mutants.

Author links: Twitter | Website | Facebook | Goodreads



Ashley's Review

As soon as I finished reading Kat Ross' debut sci-fi disaster novel, Some Fine Day, I knew I wanted to read whatever she came up with next. When I heard about The Midnight Sea, it was a no-brainer! A YA fantasy with hints of Persian mythology and nods to the Grecian culture, and I was sold immediately. I had to know more about Nazafareen, Darius, the daeva, the Druj, and the ongoing war. I was not disappointed! 

The thing I love most about Kat's writing is her ability to take something most people are familiar with, like the Persian empire, and turn it into something completely new, different, and exciting. Although she could have taken the established civilization and changed just a few things, Kat manages to construct a completely new world with hints of the original. This book is definitely not an alternate history, but everything is done so well that I felt like it really could have been. I'm no expert on Persian culture and mythologies, but I felt like I had grown up in this world with Nazafareen, Darius, Ilyas, and everyone else. There's enough explanation of how things work without it being overwhelming, and I love how Kat builds her worlds in this way.

Another thing I love about Kat's books is how quickly I fall in love with the characters without even realizing it. Nazafareen has been through a lot in her short life, and she has handled most of it with bravery and grace. She lost her sister at a very young age and wants to avenge her death, but she manages to find a way to do that without getting herself killed right off the bat. Darius is cold to Nazafareen when we first meet him, but their relationship grows and blossoms over time and it was really sweet to see how their attitudes towards each other (and even the empire) begin to change. Even the supporting cast is very strong, and each of them is dynamic and well-developed.

This book broke my heart so many times before it was over, and I wanted to scream for Nazafareen and Darius and all of the other characters who suffer because of things that are beyond their control. And then, just as things were starting to get better and I felt like I could breathe a sigh of relief, this whole cycle started over again! It was awful, but in a good way. It kept me flipping pages long into the night and kept the story moving along at a good pace.

If you're like me and always looking for the next great fantasy book, look no further! You want to get your hands on Kat Ross' The Midnight Sea ASAP! It's a brilliant take on ancient mythologies and civilizations that will take you on a roller coaster of emotions. I'm so excited to read the next book in the series to find out what will happen next, because even though there was no cliffhanger ending or anything, I still have so many burning questions that I need to have answered! A 5/5.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

BOOK BLAST: Asleep by Krystal Wade - Excerpt + GIVEAWAY!

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Hello readers! Are you looking for your next read? Well, let us help make things easier for you!

Welcome to the Book Blast for

Asleep by Krystal Wade

presented by Blaze Publishing!

Check out the teaser below, and be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! As a special treat, we've got another book that may tickle your fancy... What is it?  Read on, dear reader, read on!

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"To cure fear, you must use fear."

Rose Briar claims no responsibility for the act that led to her imprisonment in an asylum. She wants to escape, until terrifying nightmares make her question her sanity and reach out to her doctor. He’s understanding and caring in ways her parents never have been, but as her walls tumble down and Rose admits fault, a fellow patient warns her to stop the medications. Phillip believes the doctor is evil and they’ll never make it out of the facility alive. Trusting him might be just the thing to save her. Or it might prove the asylum is exactly where she needs to be.

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Asleep by Krystal Wade
Publication Date: February 16, 2016
Publisher:  Blaze Publishing

Purchase Links: BAM | Chapters | Amazon | B&N | TBD


What Readers Are Saying

"This was hands down one of the best thrillers I've read in a long while." -  Martina McAtee, Author

"It's amazing how this book can bring so many emotions out of me and leaves me being a sobbing mess in the end!" - Gina, A Thousand Books

" It is 100% a book that you need to experience completely for yourself." - Lauren, Wonderless Reviews


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That was the first time he’d spoken her name, and she would have celebrated the fact she’d made a connection with someone—anyone—had her world not been spinning.
“Betty just gave me something before I came outside.”

“Something’s changing, something big.” He nodded once, agreeing with himself most likely. “You’re like me.”

The sounds of the door opening and closing, the women squabbling near the oak tree over who drew the better picture in the dirt, and people’s feet crunching on the gravel path leading to the door all felt trapped inside her head, loud and somehow touching her, upsetting her system more. God, even the smell of antiseptic made it out here and into Rose’s nostrils...

“I think I’m going to throw up.”

“You are.” Phillip gently placed his hand on her back and rubbed small circles. “And they’ll get you.”

“I don’t understand. What’s changing? Why do you keep saying I’m like you? Who’ll get me?"

He was paranoid. Crazy. Unpredictable. Yet part of him seemed to know things, to understand, to want to help. How much of what he said was real? How much was just crap made up in his head?

“Different. Everything’s different. Except it’s not. And you . . .” He fell to the ground with Rose as she began vomiting. Phillip held her hair back and talked softly, the lunatic whispering, “It’s okay,” a couple times and touching her raw wrist before continuing, “I wish you never had to fall asleep again.”
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Krystal Wade

I’m happily married to the love of my life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. We live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day I wake up to find myself stuck in traffic trying to get there.

The horrid commute gives me plenty of time to zone out and think about my characters in full, brilliant details (I’m a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give me a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to me on the fifty mile trek into town (I pick up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out www.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe me).

I’ve been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of my oh-so-large life. When I’m not working, commuting, or chasing after my three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find me outside talking to my chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training my amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).

I hope you love my stories (or just like them a little; that would be okay, too). And I hope that one day you find your passion, because there’s nothing in life better than doing what you love while surrounded by people you love.



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Eight weeks after sixteen-year-old Andie Hamilton gives her virginity to her best friend, “the stick” says she’s pregnant.

Her friends treat her like she’s carrying the plague, her classmates torture and ridicule her, and the boy she thought loved her doesn’t even care. Afraid to experience the next seven months alone, she turns to her ex-boyfriend, Neil Donaghue, a dark-haired, blue-eyed player. With him, she finds comfort and the support she desperately needs to make the hardest decision of her life: whether or not to keep the baby.

Then a tragic accident leads Andie to discover Neil’s keeping a secret that could dramatically alter their lives, and she's forced to make a choice. But after hearing her son’s heartbeat for the first time, she doesn’t know how she’ll ever be able to let go.

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Publication Date:  May 17, 2016
Publisher:  Blaze Publishing

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Traitor (Dragonrider Chronicles #3) by Nicole Conway - Guest Post + GIVEAWAY!


Good morning! We're really excited today to be hosting Nicole Conway as part of the blog tour for the final book in her Dragonrider Chronicles series, Traitor! Nicole took time to give us her favorite dragons, and we also have a giveaway for you so be sure to enter via the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post!

There are a bunch of other great posts - reviews, guest posts, and interviews - on the rest of this tour, and you can find the complete tour schedule by clicking the banner above.

Before we get to the playlist and the giveaway, here's a little bit more about the books and Nicole!

About the Book

Title: Traitor (Dragonrider Chronicles #3) 
Author: Nicole Conway
Release Date: May 10, 2016
Publisher: Month9Books

Synopsis: Can anyone survive being lost in Luntharda?

No amount of training has prepared Jaevid Broadfeather for the frontlines of battle. Now facing the true horrors of war, with Luntharda looming on the horizon, Jaevid has begun to question everything he thought about his heritage. The only thing keeping him going is his oath to protect his dragonrider brothers. But in an instant, even that slips through Jaevid’s fingers as he steps from the safety of his dragon’s saddle into the depths of his mother’s wild homeland—the kingdom of the gray elves.

Stranded in Luntharda with his partner, Lieutenant Jace Rordin, Jaevid must finally confront the demons of his own past as he uncovers the truth about a war that began before he was ever born. Armed with a new appreciation for destiny, and flanked by his trusted friends, Jaevid moves to make the final strike against an enemy that has hidden in plain sight for far too long.

One kingdom’s traitor will become the world’s last hope.


Purchase Links: Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks


About the Author


Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.

Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.

 She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.

Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.

Find Nicole Online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads

Nicole's Top Dragons


Mavrik – The Dragonrider Chronicles


Okay, so of course he’s my favourite. I created him! Besides that, I modeled his personality after my cat, Mr. Darcy. He’s loyal, affectionate, a little sassy, and definitely has an opinion of his own about things. But when the chips are down and you just need someone to be there for you, he’s there and ready to snuggle – or fight!


Festus – The Lost Hero 


Leo Valdez’s mechanical dragon from the Percy Jackson series will always have a soft spot in my heart. I thoroughly enjoyed their quirky relationship, right to the end. Festus was truly unique.


Tiamat – Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher



This was, by far, my favourite book as a child. Other girls wanted to be princesses. I wanted a pet dragon like Tiamat. She was Jeremy’s best friend and partner in crime – not to mention the coolest way to get to school!

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Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Traitor by Nicole Conway (INT)

Tokyo Ghost, Volume 1: The Atomic Garden by Rick Remender & Sean Murphy - Ashley's Review

*I received an eARC of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors/Image Comics on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Tokyo Ghost, Vol 1: The Atomic Garden
Author: Rick Remender & Sean Murphy (Illustrator)
Publication Date: March 9th, 2016

Synopsis: The Isles of Los Angeles 2089: humanity is addicted to technology. Getting a virtual buzz is the only thing left to live for, and gangsters run it all. Who do these gangsters turn to when they need their rule enforced? Constables Led Dent and Debbie Decay are about to be given a job that will force them out of the familiar squalor of LA and into the last tech-less country on Earth: The Garden Nation of Tokyo. 

Collects TOKYO GHOST #1-5.


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Review: I'm always looking for new comics to read, and this one sounded like it would be a real winner. Humanity addicted to technology (this sounds more like real life than I care to admit...), gangsters, and Tokyo being the last tech-less country on Earth? This sounds like a sci-fi comic right up my alley. Especially with that art on the cover - it looks dark and gritty, and pretty much everything I want in a good sci-fi comic! 

Unfortunately, the art was about the only thing I enjoyed in Tokyo Ghost. It was everything I hoped it would be. The lines and colors match with the tone of the story perfectly, and I found myself wanting to just look at all of the drawings more than I wanted to read the actual story. I had to force myself to slow down and figure out what was going on. Once Led and Debbie make it to the Garden Nation of Tokyo, the artwork becomes less harsh and much brighter, and I loved seeing all of the plant life and the people after seeing the tech-obsessed squalor of LA.

The story, on the other hand, did not grip me nearly as much as I hoped it would. At times, the story moves along pretty quickly and was easy to follow. Other times, there were paragraphs of text down the side of the pages, and I had no interest in reading it. I think most of it was background information or explaining what happened over the passage of time, but I just felt that it was clunky and unnecessary and took me out of the story. I think one or two of those types of sections would have been find, but there were just way too many for my tastes.

I'm not really sure who I would recommend this comic too, since I didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped. There is quite a bit of graphic nudity and violence, so this is not something I would give to a child; it's definitely for a more mature audience (maybe even 18+). I'll definitely be looking for more of Sean Murphy's work, since I loved the artwork so much, but I won't be continuing to read this series. 2/5.


--Ashley

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Argos by Phillip W. Simpson - Ashley's Review + GIVEAWAY!


Good morning! Today, we're thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for Phillip W. Simpson's newest release, Argos! Both of us are dog lovers, and Ashley was especially excited for this one. We've got Ashley's review for you today as well as a giveaway, so be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post for your chance to win a copy of Argos.

Also be sure to stop by all of the other fantastic stops on this tour. There are a bunch of reviews, guest posts, and interviews just waiting to be read! You can find the full tour schedule by clicking the banner above.

Before we get to Ashley's review, here's a little bit more about Argos and Phillip!

About the Book

Title: Argos 
Author: Phillip W. Simpson
Release Date: May 10, 2016
Publisher: Month9Books

Synopsis: Loyalty has no limits.

Raised from a pup by Greek hero, Odysseus, Argos has come to learn the true meaning of love and loyalty. But when Odysseus leaves for the Trojan War, little does Argos know it will be 20
years before he sees his master again. With Odysseus gone his wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus, are easy prey for neighboring kings and the Gods themselves.

But Argos was tasked to keep them safe until Odysseus returns and that is a promise he is determined to keep – whatever the cost. Told through his eyes, Argos recounts the story of his life – his pain, his joy, his triumphs and failures; his endurance in the face of hardships almost too great to believe.

Above all else, Argos strives to do what is right – and to remain loyal to his King when all others have given up hope. To live long enough to see his beloved master one more time.

This epic myth of love and loyalty proves that a dog really is man's best friend.



Purchase Links: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Chapters 

About the Author

Phillip W. Simpson has written over 50 children’s books for both middle grade and young adult readers. He has a background in Ancient History and Archaeology, and has partially completed his doctorate in Archaeology. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with his wife Rose, their son, Jack and their two border terriers, Whiskey and Raffles. When not writing, he works as an elementary school teacher.

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Ashley's Review

Ashley's Minotaur Review

Phillip Simpson's Minotaur was such a fun, exciting, interesting take on the myth of the Labyrinth and the Minotaur that I knew I needed to get my hands on Argos as soon as I possibly could. I love retellings of classic stories and I love dogs, so this book had the makings of something excellent. Add in Simpson's engaging writing style, and Argos was everything I hoped it would be.

Almost everyone that has graduated high school has been exposed to Odysseus and his incredible feats of heroism at some point in their lives. His victory at Troy using the Trojan Horse is referenced in so many different books, movies, and other media - even Monty Python included their own version of it in The Holy Grail - and even Penelope's struggles have written about (Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad comes to mind). But nobody ever tells Argos' story. Until now. 

I didn't know how much I needed this story until I started reading it. Argos is loyal to a fault, and he's telling the story of his life to Cerberus, who has never met another dog as loyal to his master as himself. I loved the interactions between Argos and Cerberus, and I would love to have seen more about their relationship. I know it's outside of the scope of this story, but their friendship is one of the best relationships I've seen in a book. Argos was just a puppy when Odysseus left him to go fight in Troy, and I just really enjoyed listening to the joys and trials of his life. Even though he's a dog, things are not always easy for him, especially since he's blessed with the ability to understand humans. He has his fair share of enemies, and I was worried for him every time one of decided to show up.

Although there are a few parts that were a little slow, most of the story keeps up a nice pace. Argos has lived for 20 years, and somehow manages to tell his story in a reasonable amount of time. His friendships with Telemachus and Eumaeus, his unwavering love for his master, and all of the things he's willing to endure to protect his family are just a few of the things that made me love Argos even more. And then, of course, had me crying like a little baby. It takes a lot to make me cry in normal books, but somehow this book, told from the perspective of a dog, nearly gutted me. There were happy tears too! 

If you, like me, enjoy a great retelling of classic stories, and are looking for something totally unique and different, you'll want to read Argos. It may be a story told by a dog, but it is also so much more than that. I hope Phillip Simpson continues to write books like Argos and Minotaur, because I will be waiting impatiently for another story that changes the way I think about these stories. 4/5!

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Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Argos by Phillip W. Simpson (INT)




RELEASE DAY CELEBRATION: Fighter Girl by Kathryn James + GIVEAWAY!

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Fighter Girl by Kathryn James!
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Happy Book Birthday, Kathryn!

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"It began three days ago with a fight. Seems that for me, everything begins with a fight..."

Sammy Jo may be strong, fast and tough, even in heels, but she gets into trouble when she fights some local thugs to save a rich boy named Gregory.

Now bad guy McCloud is after her - and he's even more dangerous than her forbidden love for Gregory.

Fighter Girl was published in the United Kingdom under the title GYPSY GIRL.

"Full of action, romance, humour and fighting for what is important in your life. I read this in one sitting and couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Loved every minute of it!" - Sabah's Amazon review


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Fighter Girl by Kathryn James
Publication Date: May 17, 2016
Publisher: Swoon Romance

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Kathryn James



Kathryn lives in Leicester with her family, writing full time (and loves that!) Kathryn always wanted to become an author and wrote her first story at age eight. But it took quite a while and lots of different jobs before she got published.

She's worked with gypsy and traveller children, working from a converted bus with a rainbow on the side, doing video and photography projects, and documenting travelling lives.

Mist draws on and is influenced by her work with this community.

She's also written scripts for a local video production company, many of them for children and teenagers.



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RELEASE DAY CELEBRATION: Artifacts by Pete Catalano + GIVEAWAY!

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Artifacts by Pete Catalano!
Join us in celebrating this new release from Tantrum Books!
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It's funny how one little letter can change a person's life. Jax and his friends have been planning the summer of a lifetime at Camp Runamuck. However, when one of them is facing summer at a school desk for failing English, they watch those plans crash and burn!

At the last moment they're given a way out.

An extra credit assignment to find several fake artifacts for a fairy tale display their teacher is presenting at the local library.

Thinking they've hit the easiest-extra-credit-ever jackpot, they begin rummaging through any piles of junk they can find. As they start putting the clues together, they realize that what they're really searching for is one authentic artifact that can rewrite fairy tales!

Enlisting the aid of the Lost Boys, Jax and his friends battle fairy tale villains to see who can get their hand, or their hook, on it first.


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Artifacts by Pete Catalano
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Publisher: Tantrum Boooks

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Pete Catalano’s books are written for kids of all ages — and adults who secretly never grew up. He lives in Charlotte, NC with his adorably funny wife and two neurotic dogs. Pete was a theatre major in college and tries to keep the ‘suspension of disbelief’ in his life as much as he can.


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RELEASE DAY CELEBRATION: Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis + GIVEAWAY!

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Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis!
Join us in celebrating this new release from Month9Books!
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Happy Book Birthday, Jennifer!


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The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom’s only hope lies with the Order of the Krigers—twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons.

For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon. Now, only one remains.

Sixteen-year-old Kaia survives by keeping her head down and minding her own business. But when she finds herself in the middle of a public execution where the mysterious Morlet is in attendance, an odd compulsion she can’t resist comes over her.

Kaia looks into Morlet’s eyes.

Soon, an ancient power awakens and Kaia can no more blend into the scenery. Will she heed the call of the Krigers or will Morlet’s dark magic destroy the last of the Order?


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Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Publisher: Month9Books



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Jennifer Anne Davis

Jennifer Anne Davis is the award-winning author of the bestselling TRUE REIGN series. After graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential, she married her high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three highly energetic children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.



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