Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – CIVIL WAR (Resurrection) Summer Lane

CIVIL WAR Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for CIVIL WAR, the second book in the new adult post-apocalyptic dystopian romance series, Resurrection, by Summer Lane. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

CIVIL WAR (Resurrection #2) Summer Lane

CIVIL WAR (Resurrection #2) Summer Lane

About the Book
Title: CIVIL WAR
Series: Resurrection #2
Author: Summer Lane
Release Date: June 15, 2018
Genre: New Adult Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
JUNE 15, 2018 – THE SECOND INSTALLMENT IN THE NEW SERIES!
CASSIDY HART’S PRESIDENCY IS IN TROUBLE.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

As the Western Republic and the Eastern Coalition are thrust into the beginning of a civil war, President Cassidy Hart fears for the survival of the country that she has worked so hard to protect.

A new, dangerous Omega Chancellor has taken control of the Eastern Coalition, heading up a new division of technological warfare, in an attempt to crush the Freedom Fighters and the entire structure of leadership built around Cassidy’s presidency.

While a new type of advanced warfare begins, Cassidy and her team penetrate the dangerous underbelly of Omega’s remaining secret societies to get closer to the Chancellor and to seize Omega technology…before it’s too late to save the Western Republic. Torn between loyalty, duty, and love, Cassidy Hart will go down in history as either the most beloved – or most hated – president of all time.

This means war.

From the bestselling author of 20 hit novels, including the popular Collapse Series, Summer Lane. This novel continues the adventures of the Resurrection Series and beloved heroine, Cassidy Hart.

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Excerpt #2
“Wait,” I say, shocked. “This is a virus? A computer virus?”

“Yes.” She flips one of her many computer monitors around to face me. The monitor is on, but the screen is locked. An image is displayed across the screen: it’s an O that has been sectioned into six bloody pieces. In the center of it all is a Latin phrase:

Mors tua, vita mea

“That’s an Omega O,” Sandy says. “And the Latin means—”

Your death, my life,” I interpret. “Yeah. I can read Latin.”
“It’s just frozen like that?” Uriah asks.

“Yeah.” Sandy slams her fist against the desk. “They’re mocking me. They’re mocking us. This is like a superbug, for lack of a better term. It’s eating through everything we have. Satellite connections, email servers…”

“Well, shut it down,” I say.

“I can’t! I’m locked out of my own system!”

She is freaking out—and I’m not far from doing the same. If Omega takes down this base…I don’t even want to think about it. God, why can’t we catch a break? Why is there always one slimy traitor hiding in plain sight that has to throw a wrench in our plans?

Your death, my life.

What kind of game is Ayad playing with us? I have not deluded myself into believing that it is not Ayad who masterminds every move against us at this point. But who would be able to get inside this bunker? There are so many thousands of people in Sector 51, it could literally be anyone.

“Keep working on this,” I tell Sandy. “Uriah. Let’s go see Clare.”

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Author Summer Lane

Author Summer Lane

About the Author
Summer Lane is the #1 bestselling author of The Collapse Series, The Zero Trilogy and The Bravo Saga. She is also the author of Collapse: The Illustrated Guide, a #1 bestselling graphic companion to the phenomenal original series. 

She is the owner of WB Publishing and Writing Belle, an online magazine where she has worked with countless authors from around the globe. Summer is also an accomplished journalist and creative writing teacher. 

Summer lives in the Central Valley of California, where she spends her days writing, collecting tea, and writing some more.

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Where to Find Summer Lane
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Cover Reveal – TEMPTATION TRIALS REVOLUTION (Temptation Trials) by B. Truly

TEMPTATION TRIALS REVOLUTION Cover Reveal

Author B. Truly is revealing the cover to TEMPTATION TRIALS REVOLUTION, a companion novel in her adult dystopian romance series, Temptation Trials, releasing July 13, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

TEMPTATION TRIALS REVOLUTION (Temptation Trials #1.5) by B. Truly

TEMPTATION TRIALS REVOLUTION (Temptation Trials #1.5) by B. Truly

About the Book
Title:
TEMPTATION TRIALS REVOLUTION
Series: Temptation Trials #1.5
Author:
B. Truly
Release Date: July 13, 2018
Genre: Adult Dystopian Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
There are always two sides to a story. Can love withstand the ultimate temptation?

A new Regime has arisen from the havoc and destruction of World War III.

Society now has to follow the strict mandates, reign under the dictatorship of His Highest Eminence or suffer the consequences.

Tobias and Kincade are part of a cryptic organization that’s trying to uncover the secrets behind the Regime. Something is suspicious with the new world order—why else would they want to control the most powerful emotion of love? With mandatory arranged marriages at the age of twenty-one, the only way to fight for love is through the Temptation Trials—a government-sponsored reality TV show.

Kincade and Tobias know the rules, but after they meet the women of their dreams, they face a difficult decision. With their impending birthdays around the corner, the guys have to decide if they will bend to the Regime’s will or fight for their relationships.

Lust, mistaken for love, will lead to down a treacherous path. They soon learn that the spirit may be willing, but the flesh is weak.

Can love save their souls, or is lust too tempting?

A companion novel of Temptation Trials. This book can be read as a standalone. Find out the guy’s POV in a new story that unravels through the Trials.

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Get caught up on the series:

Book 1: TEMPTATION TRIALS PART I
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Book 2: TEMPTATION TRIALS PART II
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

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Author B. Truly

Author B. Truly

About the Author
B. Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old. She is grateful to have accomplished this dream. B. Truly has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She’s addicted to romance, and gets a thrill out of action and sci-fi. She writes new adult and adult romance—sci-fi, dystopian, and paranormal genres.

B. Truly likes to explore different elements of sci-fi romance, and create various realms of reality. She also loves creating impossible situations for her characters to grow from and try to overcome/

B. Truly has three wonderful children, and a husband who defines the person that she is today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Houston, Texas.

 

Where to find B. Truly
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – HER REVOLUTION (Her Golden City) by C.S. Hand

Author C.S. Hand is unveiling the cover to HER REVOLUTION, the first book in his young adult dystopian series, Her Golden City, releasing August 8, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, and details on his giveaway.

HER REVOLUTION (Her Golden City #1) by C.S. Hand

HER REVOLUTION (Her Golden City #1) by C.S. Hand

About the Book
Title: HER REVOLUTION
Series: Her Golden City #1
Authors: C.S. Hand
Release Date: August 8, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
For fans of Divergent, Red Rising, and The Hunger Games comes a gripping new tale of ambition, treachery, and love.

When what appears as a prank on arrogant ambassadors at an exotic vacation city turns out to be the first tremors of a revolution, the Enlightened Council of Castillia turns to its 11-year old undefeated military prodigy and her loyal Guardians for help.

After all, it was Innocence who liberated the Jewel of All Cities in the first place. Everyone knows she will be the last to let it slip from her grasp. But why would anyone want to leave Castillia? Its laws are just. Its Council is democratically elected. It has liberated more cities than any other Republic, past or present.

But Castillia has enemies, that’s for sure.

Sedition is the favorite trick of the southern Republic Ausonia. In fact, the exotic vacation city used to belong to Ausonia—and they have always wanted it back. But could those hedonists really organize anything between all their dancing and drinking? Or has Vesper, the mighty Republic to the North finally woken from its slumber? It has plenty of old scores to settle with Castillia and it’s palm-lined streets.

Squashing the uprising and re-uniting the town and her city could be the perfect way to end the most legendary military career Castillia has ever known and begin a new, exhilarating life as a prominent politician.

But it also might just be the perfect way to start what Innocence has secretly always yearned for: her own Empire.

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Author C.S. Hand

Author C.S. Hand

About the Author
C. S. Hand loves philosophy, literature, and science-fiction and fantasy books. He studied British Romanticism at Cambridge before leaving to translate great science-fiction and fantasy books. You can read more about his 3 great loves here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Where to Find C.S. Hand
GoodreadsWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

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Book Blitz – Deleted Scene + Giveaway – YELLOW LOCUST by Justin Joschko

YELLOW LOCUST Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for YELLOW LOCUST, a stand-alone young adult dystopian adventure, by Justin Joschko. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive deleted scene, and details on his giveaway.

YELLOW LOCUST by Justin Joschko

YELLOW LOCUST by Justin Joschko

About the Book
Title: YELLOW LOCUST
Author: Justin Joschko
Publisher: Month9Books
Release Date: May 8, 2018
Genre:
 Young Adult Dystopian Adventure
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK
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Synopsis
Selena Flood is a fighter of preternatural talent. But not even her quick fists and nimble feet could save her parents from the forces of New Canaan, the most ruthless and powerful of the despotic kingdoms populating America-that-was.

Forced to flee the tyrannical state with her younger brother Simon in tow, Selena is now the last chance for peace in a continent on the verge of complete destruction.

In her pocket is a data stick, the contents of which cost her parents their lives. Selena must now ensure it reaches the Republic of California—a lone beacon of liberty shining across a vast and barren wasteland—before it’s too late.

Between New Canaan and California stretch the Middle Wastes: thousands of desolate miles home to murderers, thieves, and a virulent strain of grass called yellow locust that has made growing food all but impossible. So when Selena and Simon stagger into Fallowfield, an oasis of prosperity amidst the poisoned plains, everything seems too good to be true—including the warm welcome they receive from the town’s leader, a peculiar man known only as The Mayor.

As Selena delves deeper into the sinister secrets of this seemingly harmless refuge, she soon learns there is a much darker side to Fallowfield and the man who runs it. Before long, she must call upon the skills she honed in the fighting pits of New Canaan to ensure not only her own survival, but that of her brother, in whom the Mayor has taken far too keen an interest.

And she’d better act fast, for an all-out war inches ever closer, and New Canaan is never as far away as it seems..

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Deleted Scene
Yellow Locust suffered a lot of growing pains. Though the structure stayed pretty consistent in the first draft, it culminated in something that wasn’t quite working. Whole characters and plotlines were excised and reshaped. It was a painful but necessary process. The end result is a much stronger book, but there were elements of the first story that I really liked but had to discard. One of them is a character known as The Engineer, a benevolent tinkerer dwelling on the outskirts of Fallowfield, the farm town where most of the novel takes place. You won’t encounter The Engineer in Yellow Locust, but I still like the way he was introduced in the first draft.

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A pair of metal tracks, barely visible beneath a tangle of weeds, ran straight on to the horizon. Many of the railway ties had been taken up ages ago and used for lumber, and those that remained were rotten. The service road that ran parallel to the tracks was in no better shape. Its concrete skin had been stripped away, leaving a faded scar of dirt dotted with scraggly tufts of clover and burdock and dandelion.

They came upon a solitary building rising from the grass. It looked almost like a barn, except for the raised porch and abundance of dirt-streaked windows. A wooden platform ran the length of the building. It dropped off abruptly at the edge of the tracks.

But the building wasn’t what drew Selena’s attention. Beside it rose a windmill, its skeletal frames cobbled together from a hodgepodge of wood and scrap metal. Its great blades turned in the breeze, creaking faintly.

“Does that mean they have electricity here?” Simon asked.

“Yeah, probably. If those things work. They look pretty junky.”

Selena and Simon hoisted the wagon up the steps. They knocked on the door, waited a minute, and knocked again. No one answered. A noise they couldn’t quite make out issued from inside the building. It sounded like abrupt bursts of rainfall punctuated by silence. Selena tried opening the door, found it unlocked, and went inside.

The building contained a single gargantuan room. Support beams arched fifty feet above the floor, which was covered with tables. They divided the room into long, claustrophobic aisles running two hundred feet from one end to the other. The tables varied in almost every way— size, shape, material— but they were all bogged down beyond capacity with stuff, sagging from their burden.

At the back of the room sat an enormous man with freckled, ebony skin. His girth seemed almost to swallow the chair beneath him. He twiddled the knobs of a short-wave radio, his belly protruding out the sides of a huge and dirty pair of dark green overalls. Static crackled from the speaker. The man’s chair was made from plastic and steel much like the ones Selena’s parents had used in Jericho. Its casters rumbled as they slid across the concrete floor. He swivelled to face Selena and Simon, his wide face split by a toothy smile.

“Well hi there, little miss,” he said. His voice was deep and mirthful and warbled with the drawl of the New Confederacy. “And hi to you too, junior.”

“You the engineer?” Selena asked.

“That’s what they call me in the village. Y’all ain’t from there though, are you? I ain’t seen you around before.”

“No. We’re just passing through.”

“Passin’ through, huh? Y’all merchants or somethin’?”

“No. We’re heading west.” She tapped the wagon with her foot. “These are our supplies.”

“Lookin’ a little sparse for long distance travel. How far west you goin’, exactly?”

“Look, we didn’t come here for a chat. We got something to sell and a man in Fallowfield told us you might be interested in buying.”

The engineer chuckled. He rubbed his chin. “Okay, girl. What you got this man thinks I might be after?”

Selena handed the engineer the jerry can. He turned it this way and that, hefted it, and took a sniff of the nozzle. “Well I’ll be damned. Where’d you get this from?”

“East,” said Selena, in a tone that made it clear she would not elaborate.

“How much you askin’ for it?”

“At least two hundred,” Selena said. “But we’ll take it in supplies if necessary. We need enough to get us to the coast.”

“The West coast?!” The engineer laughed. “Well, first thing y’all need is a bigger wagon. I’d recommend an armed caravan, too. Maybe a helicopter, you think that won’t strain your budget.”

Selena stared blankly at the engineer, who rubbed his forehead with one large, meaty hand.

“Y’all are serious,” the engineer said. “I’m not sure exactly how far y’all have travelled, though I’m guessin’ considering your little can here that it’s awful damn far. But distance on flat ground is one thing, when the only thing around you is open plains and some outposts fit to sell you supplies. Goin’ over the mountains, that’s a whole ‘nother story.”

“Do you want the gas or not?” Selena asked.

The engineer laughed. His chair groaned under his shifting weight.

“You don’t play, do you girl? Yeah, I want your gas. I don’t know what I’ll do with it, but I ain’t likely to come across it again anytime soon. Wait here.” The engineer hoisted himself out of his chair. Selena didn’t think he’d manage it at first, but he did. He disappeared around the corner and returned a minute later with a small metal lockbox. He opened the box with a key and counted out a small stack of bills. The age-stiffened papers rustled against his dry, callused thumbs. He handed the stack to Selena, who counted it quickly.

“There’s three hundred a the New Canaan Standard there,” the engineer said. “I’d take your offer and pay you out in supplies, but I dunno where to even begin. So instead, I’ll throw in some advice for y’all.”

The engineer settled back in his chair with a contented sigh. “If you don’t mind me askin’, what is it y’all expect to find on the coast?”

“We have people there,” Selena said. “People we need to reach.”

“These people, when did they go west?”

“Don’t know. Years ago, I guess. I’ve never met them.”

“Then I s’pose they can’t miss you that bad.” The engineer chuckled to himself. “Do these people have any sort of plan for y’all? Have they arranged passage or given y’all a name of someone to contact on this side?”

“No,” Selena admitted.

The engineer leaned forward. “Then here’s my advice. If y’all ain’t expected, then don’t make the trip. It ain’t all that safe for a group of mercenaries to cross the mountains, let alone a couple kids and a wagon.”

“Have you been?” Selena asked.

The engineer smiled. “I look like a got the travel bug to you, girl?”

“Then how do you know?”

“There was a time Fallowfield was the biggest trading post in the Middle Wastes. Much a that fell away when the outskirts of K City burned, but the city’s still a big part of the Green Townships. Lotta people come through here. A fella lives here long enough, he gets to know where people go and where they don’t. And I ain’t recall anyone goin’ over the mountains in many a long year.”

“What about a caravan?” asked Simon. “That’s how we got to—”

Selena gave Simon a sharp kick to the calf. Simon winced. “Ow! Don’t.” Selena’s gaze was cold and implacable. Simon looked down at the floor. “Anyway, we took one once. It was safe.”

“Look, if y’all find a caravan, that’s prob’ly your best option. But I ain’t heard’ve any caravans over the mountains in years. Things have gotten kinda hot out west. I think y’all might wanna reconsider your options.”

“What concern is it of yours what we do?” asked Selena.

“Ain’t no concern of mine at all. Just giving fair warning.”

Selena turned and left. Simon stayed where he was for a moment, looking from the engineer to his sister. He offered the engineer a small shrug. “Thanks for buying our gas,” he said.

“Don’t mention it, junior. Thanks for selling.”

“Can you really talk to people all over the world with that thing?” Simon asked, pointing at the radio.

“I surely can.”

“Do you think…” Simon began. He trailed off. Something sad and grey passed across his face. “Uh, never mind. Thanks.”

The engineer watched the boy disappear down an alley of junk. It swallowed him in an instant, leaving nothing behind but the sound of his footsteps gradually fading with distance. The engineer picked at a dirty spot in his overalls and lost himself in thought.

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Author Justin Joschko

Author Justin Joschko

About the Author
Justin Joschko is an author from Niagara Falls, Ontario. His writing has appeared in newspapers and literary journals across Canada. Yellow Locust is his first novel. He currently lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children.

 

 

 

 

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Where to Find Justin Joschko
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Cover Reveal – THE REVOLUTION OF JACK FROST by K.M. Robinson

THE REVOLUTION OF JACK FROST Cover Reveal

Bleeding Ink Publishing and author K.M. Robinson are revealing the cover for THE REVOLUTION OF JACK FROST, a stand-alone young adult dystopian fairytale retelling, releasing November 6, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book, an exclusive Q&A with the author, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

THE REVOLUTION OF JACK FROST by K.M. Robinson

THE REVOLUTION OF JACK FROST by K.M. Robinson

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE REVOLUTION OF JACK FROST
Author: K.M. Robinson
Publisher: Bleeding Ink Publishing
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 6, 2018
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
No one inside the snow globe knows that Morozoko Industries is controlling their weather, testing them to form a stronger race that can survive the fall out from the bombs being dropped in the outside world—all they know is that they must survive the harsh Winter that lasts a month and use the few days of Spring, Summer, and Fall to gather enough supplies to survive.

When the seasons start shifting, Genesis and her boyfriend, Jack, know something is going on. As their team begins to find technology that they don’t have access to inside their snow globe of a world, it begins to look more and more like one of their own is working against them.

Genesis soon discovers Morozoko Industries is to blame, but when a foreign enemy tries to destroy their weather program to make sure their destructive life-altering bombs succeed in destroying the outside world, their only chance is to shut down the machine that is spinning out of control and save the lives of everyone inside the bunker–at any cost.

 

 

 

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Author Q&A

What inspired you to write a Jack Frost retelling?
I’m a big fan of retellings in general (I’ve done Goldilocks, Sleeping Beauty, Little Miss Muffet, Little Bo Peep, Goose Girl, and a few I can’t tell you about yet) and I’ve always been a big fan of Jack Frost, but the story was actually inspired by a fine arts photography piece I created a few years ago where the model was guiding winter into the image and the snow trailed behind her, blanketing the world in blues and whites. Jack’s story was conceptualized through that art piece and it can be found in the Jack Frost World Portal on my website.

Is Jack like any of your other characters?
Jack has a lot of similarities to Auluria from The Golden Trilogy, though I can’t say too much about why just yet. Both my Goldilocks (Auluria) and Jack find themselves in very difficult situations where they have to make tough choices to protect the people they care about. Neither foresaw the situations they are dropped into, but both have to make difficult (and deadly) choices to make sure their people survive. I’m pretty sure these two would be great friends and have a lot to talk about if they ever crossed series and met!

Why did you chose to write a cold weather book when most of your others are warm weather?
It’s true that I mainly write in every season except winter! I’m a big warm weather fan! Jack and Gen’s story doesn’t JUST take place in winter though—their seasons rotate quickly, bouncing between the different seasons in a matter of days, so I work them all in there rather quickly. Honestly, give me the beachy mermaid summers of The Siren Wars Saga any day in real life!

What are some challenges you’ve faced writing in the dystopian genre?
Dystopian books are some of my favorites but it’s definitely a densely populated area in the book world, so finding unique spins tends to be what fans point out the most. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of people tell me that my books gave them hope that there was “still uniqueness left in the genre” because I got so creative with how I tell my dystopians. Specifically, I’ve had my Jaded Duology pointed out for being so unique (it’s been called the YA Dystopian Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and I’m also getting some awesome praise for how unique The Revolution of Jack Frost is.

Which character do you relate the most to in The Revolution of Jack Frost?
Probably Genesis. Gen and I are a lot alike in how we think and react to certain situations.

 I’d love to say I was Azra, but let’s be real, for all the crazy stunts I pull during my photo shoots (I’m a professional photographer who likes to climb trees in flip flops, traipse through mud, and cut herself on rocks while leaping around untethered on the side of a cliff for the sake of getting the photos) I am certainly not a runner, and I can’t climb nearly as fast as Azra can, so that’s probably out. Frankly, I’m probably an Eliza…you can find me taking care of everyone else’s kids over talking to adults when I’m out! 

But Genesis and I are a lot alike and she definitely has similar characteristics to Auluria (The Golden Trilogy) Jade (The Jaded Duology) and even Rora (Virtually Sleeping Beauty) from my other series. I would say she has a few characteristics of Celena from The Siren Wars, but she’s nothing at all like Muffet from Along Came A Spider, that’s for sure—she doesn’t have the attitude for that!

What are you writing right now?
Right this minute, I’m finishing up the last book in The Siren Wars Saga that comes out later this summer. After that, I’m launching into the next three books in The Legends Chronicles which come out this fall. Then I’m going to be writing some bonus scenes for The Siren Wars and The Revolution of Jack Frost, and then I’m going to jump into writing the Jack Frost sequel. I also have a Cinderella retelling and a villain retelling to write for anthologies that come out later this year!

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Author K.M. Robinson

Author K.M. Robinson

About the Author
K.M. Robinson is a best selling storyteller who creates new worlds both in her writing and in her fine arts conceptual photography. She is a marketing, branding and social media strategy educator who is recognized at first sight by her very long hair. She is a creative who focuses on photography, videography, couture dress making, and writing to express the stories she needs to tell. She almost always has a camera within reach.

Get free excerpts of her books at excerpt.kmrobinsonbooks.com and check out her website www.kmrobinsonbooks.com

Connect with her on social media at @kmrobinsonbooks on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. You can view videos and live replays on Youtube too!

Where to Find K.M. Robinson
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Trailer Reveal – THE PHOENIX CYCLE [The Best Shall Rise] by Bob Collopy

THE PHOENIX CYCLE Trailer Reveal

Author Bob Callopy is unveiling the trailer to THE PHOENIX CYCLE: THE BEST SHALL RISE, an upper young adult/adult dystopian novel. See below for information on the book, buy links, and the book’s trailer.

THE PHOENIX CYCLE [The Best Shall Rise] by Bob Collopy

THE PHOENIX CYCLE [The Best Shall Rise] by Bob Collopy

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE PHOENIX CYCLE: THE BEST SHALL RISE
Author: Bob Collopy
Release Date: July 21, 2017
Genre: Young Adult/Adult Dystopian
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
New San Francisco is the last city standing on a world ravaged by storms of ash and debris. The city survived by putting the ideals of the American dream on steroids and inspiring its people to persevere, though they have become ruthless in the process. Its citizens are ruled by the General, who has made sure that his people understand that gentleness and pity have become weaknesses that nature no longer tolerates.

Now Steve and Leslie must choose whether they will apply for the General’s once in a lifetime opportunity to “Rise from the Ashes” and join the Inner Circle that rules the city. If they don’t, they will be damned to spend the rest of their lives in the ghettos of Edingburg, a place where virtual reality has become a government-subsidized addiction.

For Steve, the choice is easy. His loyalties lie with the IRA, a revolutionary army led by a voice only known as “Mom.” They are trying to overthrow the General and free the people of New San Francisco from the cruelties of the City Guard. Steve’s mission is to broadcast a recording of a speech that a famous philosopher died to tell. Many thousands have and will perish to get this message out, but is anyone willing to listen?

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Author Bob Collopy

Author Bob Collopy

About the Author
Bob Collopy was raised on southern values. A world of rigidity and blind faith. He was then moved to Sedona. A near cultlike world, grown from 1960’s flower children. He was then moved to Scottsdale. A world of extreme wealth and vice. He then went to college and joined a fraternity so notorious it was on national and world news multiple times.

Due to these shifts, Bob always found himself the the semilucid observer; constantly confused and adjusting to new and opposing sets of norms few cultures would ever call normal or even acceptable.

The city Bob has created is a blending of these intense and opposing cultures and the people trying to survive and conquer them.

Where to Find Bob Collopy
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – DIMENSION DRIFT (Dimension Drift Worlds) by Christina Bauer

DIMENSION DRIFT Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for DIMENSION DRIFT, the first book in the young adult fantasy/dystopian series, Dimension Drift Worlds, by Christina Bauer. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

DIMENSION DRIFT (Dimension Drift Worlds #1) by Christina Bauer

DIMENSION DRIFT (Dimension Drift Worlds #1) by Christina Bauer

About the Prequel
Title:
DIMENSION DRIFT
Series: Dimension Drift Worlds #1
Author: Christina Bauer
Publisher: Ink Monster, LLC
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Dystopian
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
An Angelbound Prequel Novella by Christina Bauer

As the High Prince of the demon-fighting thrax, Lincoln knows he must marry for political gain. Not that he minds. For all of his eighteen years, Lincoln’s been bound to his duty. Fighting demons is his life, and he’s never given romance a second thought. Instead, the High Prince lives for the days when he leaves his hidden realm to fight demons on Earth.

Then, everything changes.

Lincoln and his nobles become forced to visit Purgatory, the home of quasi-demons (who are mostly human with a bit of demonic DNA). Here Lincoln spies Myla Lewis, a lady warrior who inflames his heart, ignites his interest, and inspires his respect. Trouble is, Myla’s also a quasi. By thrax law, Lincoln must kill anything demonic—not date them. For the first time in his life, Lincoln wonders if he’ll follow his duty…or heed the demands of his heart.
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Excerpt (Chapter 1):
Nothing like waking up at the butt-crack of dawn to find your mother standing over your bed holding a thermos, moldy picture frame, and plastic bust of Albert Einstein.

That wakes me up, fast.

This whole thing is a shocker because for the last year, Mom’s been doing nothing but staring out the window, hoping my older sister, Luci, will come home. Such a disaster. Back in 2611, Luci ran off with her high school beau, Josiah, saying they wanted to start a new life somewhere that wasn’t Western New Massachusetts. For the record, I don’t blame my sister for leaving. Mom isn’t exactly the poster girl for stable parenting. And Josiah is a nice enough guy. You know, in the way that vanilla is a nice enough flavor.

That said, Luci only left us a quick note on the kitchen table the day she took off. Since then, my sister hasn’t sent us any word. Mind you, this is the same Luci who couldn’t go six hours without talking to Mom. Now, twelve months go by without so much as a peep? That’s not Luci.

Long story short, Mom and I are both pretty worried.

We just show it in different ways.

Mom holds up the bust of Einstein and stares at me wild-eyed. She doesn’t say anything, but that’s pretty typical. After Luci left, my mother’s routine has been pretty predictable.

Bed to window.

Window to bed.

No talking.

A little eating.

Not much sleep.

But now, Mom’s out of her chair with a vengeance. Plus, she’s even wearing one of her old lab coats from her researcher days. The frayed insignia of “United Americas” is still visible on her pocket protector. We’re not even supposed to know the name of the United Americas anymore, let alone save themed clothing. My high school teaches us that the only government that’s ever existed are the sickos in power today: the Righteous Command and Ultimate Authority. Mostly, we call them the Authority.

So what’s Mom doing in her old lab coat? Tons of scenarios skitter through my head. Most of them end with Mom getting trucked off to a mediprison. The Authority strives for purity in all things. Any signs of what they call mental weakness, and the Authority declares you an enemy of the state, and you disappear.

At this moment, the words total panic pretty much sum up my life. “What’s wrong, Mom? It’s four a.m.”

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Author Christina Bauer

About the Author
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers.

Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby..

Where to Find Christina Bauer
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Excerpt Reveal + Giveaway – TRUE STORM (True Born Trilogy) by L.E. Sterling

True Storm Excerpt Reveal

Entangled Teen and author L.E. Sterling are revealing an excerpt from TRUE STORM, the third book in the young adult science fiction/dystopian trilogy, True Born, releasing May 1, 2018. See below for information on the book and series, pre-order links, and an exclusive excerpt.

TRUE STORM (True Born Trilogy #3) by L.E. Sterling

TRUE STORM (True Born Trilogy #3) by L.E. Sterling

About the Book
Title: TRUE STORM
Series: True Born Trilogy #3
Author: L.E. Sterling
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Genre:
Young Adult Science Fiction/Dystopian Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CABarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Entangled Teen

Synopsis
Lucy’s twin sister, Margot, may be safely back with her―but all is not well in Plague-ravaged Dominion City. The Watchers have come out of hiding, spreading chaos and death throughout the city, and suddenly Lucy finds herself under pressure to choose her future: does it lie with her handsome new friend, Alastair; her guardian, the enigmatic True Born leader Nolan Storm; or the man who makes her heart trip, her savage True Born bodyguard Jared Price?

But while Lucy ponders her path, fate has other plans. Betrayal is a cruel lesson, and the Fox sisters can hardly believe who is behind the plot against them. To survive this deadly game of politics, Lucy is forced to agree to a marriage of convenience. But is the DNA of her will stronger than the forces opposing her? Can she turn the tide against the oncoming storm??

As they say in Dominion, can rogue genes ever have a happy ending?

 

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Excerpt
His hands still on my face. “I’m sorry,” I manage to say, trying to control a nervous need to giggle like a hyena. “Are we fighting? Maybe I didn’t notice because it’s all we ever seem to do.”

A wicked grin lights his features. “That’s not all we seem to do,” he whispers, seconds before he replaces his thumb with his lips.

It’s a soft kiss at first, tentative. Like someone asking your name. But it lights me up, sending fire shooting through my body, heat curling through my belly. I must sigh because Jared pulls back for just a moment, a question in his eyes and hunger written all over him. Then he claims my lips again, holding my face in his hands as the earth spins away from me.

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Get caught up on the series:

Book 1: TRUE BORN
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CABarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Entangled Teen

Book 2: TRUE NORTH
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Author L.E. Sterling

Author L.E. Sterling

About the Author
L.E. Sterling had an early obsession with sci-fi, fantasy and romance to which she remained faithful even through an M.A. in Creative Writing and a PhD in English Literature – where she completed a thesis on magical representation. She is the author of two previous novels, the cult hit Y/A novel The Originals (under pen name L.E. Vollick), dubbed “the Catcher in the Rye of a new generation” by one reviewer, and the urban fantasy Pluto’s Gate.

Originally hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, L.E. spent most of her summers roaming across Canada in a van with her father, a hippie musician, her brothers and an occasional stray mutt – inspiring her writing career. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario. .

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Where to Find L.E. Sterling
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – YELLOW LOCUST by Justin Joschko

AT WOODS EDGE Cover Reveal

Month 9 Books and author Justin Joschko are unveiling the cover to YELLOW LOCUST, a stand-alone young adult dystopian adventure, releasing May 8, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book, pre-order links, and details on his giveaway.

YELLOW LOCUST by Justin Joschko

YELLOW LOCUST by Justin Joschko

About the Book
Title: YELLOW LOCUST
Author: Justin Joschko
Publisher: Month9Books
Release Date: May 8, 2018
Genre:
 Young Adult Dystopian Adventure
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Selena Flood is a fighter of preternatural talent. But not even her quick fists and nimble feet could save her parents from the forces of New Canaan, the most ruthless and powerful of the despotic kingdoms populating America-that-was.

Forced to flee the tyrannical state with her younger brother Simon in tow, Selena is now the last chance for peace in a continent on the verge of complete destruction.

In her pocket is a data stick, the contents of which cost her parents their lives. Selena must now ensure it reaches the Republic of California—a lone beacon of liberty shining across a vast and barren wasteland—before it’s too late.

Between New Canaan and California stretch the Middle Wastes: thousands of desolate miles home to murderers, thieves, and a virulent strain of grass called yellow locust that has made growing food all but impossible. So when Selena and Simon stagger into Fallowfield, an oasis of prosperity amidst the poisoned plains, everything seems too good to be true—including the warm welcome they receive from the town’s leader, a peculiar man known only as The Mayor.

As Selena delves deeper into the sinister secrets of this seemingly harmless refuge, she soon learns there is a much darker side to Fallowfield and the man who runs it. Before long, she must call upon the skills she honed in the fighting pits of New Canaan to ensure not only her own survival, but that of her brother, in whom the Mayor has taken far too keen an interest.

And she’d better act fast, for an all-out war inches ever closer, and New Canaan is never as far away as it seems..

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Author Justin Joschko

Author Justin Joschko

About the Author
Justin Joschko is an author from Niagara Falls, Ontario. His writing has appeared in newspapers and literary journals across Canada. Yellow Locust is his first novel. He currently lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children.

 

 

 

 

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Where to Find Justin Joschko
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – ESCAPE FORBIDDEN (Aberrant) by Ruth Silver

ESCAPE FORBIDDEN Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for ESCAPE FORBIDDEN, a prequel in the young adult dystopian romance series, Aberrant, by Ruth Silver. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

ESCAPE FORBIDDEN (Aberrant Prequel) by Ruth Silver

ESCAPE FORBIDDEN (Aberrant Prequel) by Ruth Silver

About the Book
Title:
ESCAPE FORBIDDEN
Series:Aberrant Prequel
Author: Ruth Silver
Release Date: June 15, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Fight to stay alive. 

The Gravelands are a dangerous place.

In a world of uncertainty, Cora Manning knows one thing without a doubt: getting into Genesis will offer her a brighter future.

When the intake coordinator agrees to let her in because of her genetic makeup, Cora discovers the promised city of utopia is nothing like she imagined.

The rebellion has begun.

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt #2
“What do you want?” I didn’t dare ask how he got inside the facility. Based on his clothes and the fact he could easily be my father, I knew he didn’t belong inside our walls. Had the fence fallen? The office had no windows; I didn’t have a clue as to the hour or how long I’d been asleep.

“You, pretty girl.”

My stomach lurched at the man’s tone and his icy touch as he inched the barrel of the gun away only to caress my cheek with the pads of his fingers.

“Get away from me,” I said through clenched teeth and sat up, backing off the cot as I tried to out maneuver him and slip out of the room.

Faster and closer to the door, he blocked my escape. My heart raced and I wiped my sweaty palms against the front of my pants. “Let me go.” I held his stare and refused to show him how afraid I felt.

“Now why would I do that?” he asked, his smile crooked with his left front tooth missing.

My eyes scoured the desk, trying to find something I could use to defend myself against this monster. Did he do something to Noelle and Toby or had they gone home? I felt hot but I knew it was the adrenaline coursing through my veins.

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Author Ruth Silver

Author Ruth Silver

About the Author
Ruth Silver enjoys reading, traveling, writing, photography, board games, and playing with her dogs.

REFUGE FORBIDDEN (Aberrant Book 4) by Ruth Silver will be available June 29, 2018.

She also writes adult romance under the name Allison West.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Ruth Silver
Goodreads │ Website │ Twitter │ Facebook

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Cover Reveal – RISE THE SEAS (Ice Age Dragon Brotherhood) by Milana Jacks

RISE THE SEAS Cover Reveal

Author Milana Jacks is unveiling the cover to RISE THE SEAS, the first book in her new adult dystopian/paranormal romance series, Ice Age Dragon Brotherhood, releasing March 10, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

RISE THE SEAS (Ice Age Dragon Brotherhood #1) by Milana Jacks

RISE THE SEAS (Ice Age Dragon Brotherhood #1) by Milana Jacks

About the Novella
Title:
RISE THE SEAS
Series: Ice Age Dragon Brotherhood #1
Author: Milana Jacks
Release Date: March 10, 2018
Genre: New Adult Dystopian/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
He should send her away. But her innocent touch sets off his dragon beast.

Selena

I’m the last Salazar female left on Earth, but I’m still fully human, and I’m not a bargaining chip. No way am I marrying my Dad’s business partner’s son, even if Diego does have a megatronic crotch. I’ve got to get away from the habitat. My old fly-only car won’t make it to New York, but it can take me as far the dragon island just offshore.

Lance

Ten years ago, I thought a willowy woman in white “gifting” me and my three buddies with an elemental beast was a tequila-fueled dream—until I woke up as a blue dragon, supposedly with control over water. Except I can’t seem to raise so much as a ripple in the iceberg-choked sea. Worse, unlike my friends, I’m covered in scales.

Most alien Cy know not to visit my domain uninvited. But this intruder isn’t cyborg or alien. She’s a human female seeking protection. I should turn her down. I should send her home. But her innocent touch arouses my beast. And he’s not letting her go…

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Author Milana Jacks

Author Milana Jacks

About the Author
Milana grew up with tales of water fairies that seduced men, vampires that seduced women, and Babaroga who’d come to take her away if she didn’t eat her bean soup. She writes devious dystopian adult romance often about extraterrestrials and fantasy creatures roaming the Earth where she resides with her mate and their three little monsters.

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Where to find Milana Jacks
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Release Day + Giveaway – MERCURY RISES by Scarlett Kol

MERCURY RISES Release Day

Today is release day for MERCURY RISES, a young adult science fiction/dystopian/cyberpunk romance, by Scarlett Kol. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

MERCURY RISES by Scarlett Kol

MERCURY RISES by Scarlett Kol

About the Book
Title:
 MERCURY RISES
Author: Scarlett Kol
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing, LLC
Release Date: February 13, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction/Dystopian\Cyberpunk Romance
Links: GoodreadsAmazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooksKobo

Synopsis
A girl looking for a way out.
Being the daughter of New America’s leader, Mercury Masters has everything a girl could want. A glamorous life full of beautiful people, and the power to have anything she wants, except for one thing—to escape. Because Mercury’s perfect life comes with secrets to keep. Dangerous secrets that if made public would destroy her, her family, and her father’s reign. Then she meets Hawk.

A boy looking to be a hero.
Hawk, a handsome prep school dropout turned vigilante, has his own family secrets. Deadly secrets that have haunted him since he was fifteen. But instead of fighting the ghosts of his past, Hawk has assembled a group of misfit hackers and thieves to save the future from the corrupt government of New America and the mysterious virus that is killing off its citizens. But trying to do the right thing is tough when the person you really want to save is your enemy’s daughter.

A love that could kill them both.
Powerful forces keep them apart, but coming together could be the key to saving New America from destruction—even though it may cost both their lives.

A near-future YA biopunk retelling of Robin Hood.

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Excerpt #4
I put my hand on the side of his face, and he closed his eyes, resting his tight jaw deeper into my palm. The pain in his expression seemed to drift away. Falling into my hand like rain.

My pulse pounded steady in my ears. His lips less than an inch away. I ran my finger over those lips. Soft and full and just a slight bit dry that made me suddenly thirsty. I leaned forward, for the first time unsure of what to do. Kissing other guys had never made me nervous like this before. Kissing other guys had never made me shiver.

I brushed my lips against his. Testing. Waiting. Then he kissed me back. Slow. His mouth closing around mine and pulling me in. Dragging out every second.

It was the kind of kiss that felt like forever. Every touch, every taste, stretching out and lingering, lazy as if time didn’t exist. His tongue running along my lips. My fingertips brushing against the ends of his hair at the nape of his neck. Every sensation, a swirling heat under my skin, winding me higher and higher.

And then I fell. Down, down, down into all those emotions I’d dismissed because in this world there were no happy endings. Futures here were never certain. But right then, with his teeth grazing against my tongue and his hands gripping tight on my hips, everything seemed possible.

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Author Scarlett Kol

Author Scarlett Kol

About the Author
Scarlett Kol grew up in Northern Manitoba reading books and writing stories about creatures that make you want to sleep with the lights on. As an adult, she’s still a little afraid of the dark. Scarlett now lives just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with her husband and two boys, but if you need to find her she’s likely freezing at the hockey rink.

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Where to Find Scarlett Kol
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Cover Reveal – TRUE STORM (True Born Trilogy) by L.E. Sterling

TRUE STORM Cover Reveal

Entangled Teen and author L.E. Sterling are revealing the cover to TRUE STORM, the third book in the young adult science fiction/dystopian trilogy, True Born, releasing May 1, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and pre-order links.

TRUE STORM (True Born Trilogy #3) by L.E. Sterling

TRUE STORM (True Born Trilogy #3) by L.E. Sterling

About the Book
Title: TRUE STORM
Series: True Born Trilogy #3
Author: L.E. Sterling
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Genre:
Young Adult Science Fiction/Dystopian Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CABarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Entangled Teen

Synopsis
Lucy’s twin sister, Margot, may be safely back with her―but all is not well in Plague-ravaged Dominion City. The Watchers have come out of hiding, spreading chaos and death throughout the city, and suddenly Lucy finds herself under pressure to choose her future: does it lie with her handsome new friend, Alastair; her guardian, the enigmatic True Born leader Nolan Storm; or the man who makes her heart trip, her savage True Born bodyguard Jared Price?

But while Lucy ponders her path, fate has other plans. Betrayal is a cruel lesson, and the Fox sisters can hardly believe who is behind the plot against them. To survive this deadly game of politics, Lucy is forced to agree to a marriage of convenience. But is the DNA of her will stronger than the forces opposing her? Can she turn the tide against the oncoming storm??

As they say in Dominion, can rogue genes ever have a happy ending?

 

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Get caught up on the series:

Book 1: TRUE BORN
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CABarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Entangled Teen

Book 2: TRUE NORTH
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CABarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Entangled Teen

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Author L.E. Sterling

Author L.E. Sterling

About the Author
L.E. Sterling had an early obsession with sci-fi, fantasy and romance to which she remained faithful even through an M.A. in Creative Writing and a PhD in English Literature – where she completed a thesis on magical representation. She is the author of two previous novels, the cult hit Y/A novel The Originals (under pen name L.E. Vollick), dubbed “the Catcher in the Rye of a new generation” by one reviewer, and the urban fantasy Pluto’s Gate.

Originally hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, L.E. spent most of her summers roaming across Canada in a van with her father, a hippie musician, her brothers and an occasional stray mutt – inspiring her writing career. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario. .

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Where to Find L.E. Sterling
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Cover Reveal – TOUCH (Sulan) Camille Picott

TOUCH Cover Reveal

Author Camille Picott is unveiling the cover to TOUCH, the fourth episode in her young adult dystopian cyberpunk series, Sulan, releasing February 1, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and preorder links. You can currently preorder for just $0.99!

TOUCH (Sulan #4) Camille Picott

TOUCH (Sulan #4) Camille Picott

About the Book
Title:
 TOUCH
Series: Sulan, Episode 4
Author: Camille Picott
Publisher: Pixiu Press
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Cyberpunk
Links: GoodreadsAmazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
From a young age, Gun has trained in the way of Anderson Arms. He learns to manipulate, steal, blackmail, and kill—whatever it takes to accomplish the mission set by his father. But Gun despises the work he does and the wreckage it leaves behind.

His newest assignment is to befriend a Virtual High student and infiltrate Global Arms. His target is Sulan Hom, the daughter of a renowned Global scientist. Gun approaches the mission with detached coldness, the same method he uses for every assignment.

But it isn’t long before he finds a budding friendship with Sulan. The more time he spends with her, the more he begins to care for her. Soon, Gun avows that Sulan will not become one more mission casualty.

The more he delves into Global Arms, the more Gun realizes the true danger that awaits Sulan. Determined to keep her safe, Gun works behind the scenes to protect her. Will it be enough to keep Sulan safe? And will he ever be able to win her trust after deceiving her?.

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Get caught up on the series:

Book 1: THE LEAGUE
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Book 2: RISK ALLEVIATOR
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Book 3: THE DOME
 Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Author Camille Picott

Author Camille Picott

About the Author
Camille Picott is a fifth-generation Chinese American. She writes science fiction and fantasy books with Asian characters and/or Asian settings. Camille grew up reading speculative fiction stories largely devoid of Asian characters and culture. This, coupled with a passion for her heritage, is the reason she strives to bring some aspect of Eastern myth, legend, culture, and ethnicity to all of her writings..

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Where to Find Camille Picott
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Cover Reveal – MERCURY RISES by Scarlett Kol

MERCURY RISES Cover Reveal

Inkspell Publishing and author Scarlett Kol are unveiling the cover to MERCURY RISES, a young adult scifi dystopian romance, releasing February 13, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book, and preorder links.

MERCURY RISES by Scarlett Kol

MERCURY RISES by Scarlett Kol

About the Book
Title:
 MERCURY RISES
Author: Scarlett Kol
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing, LLC
Release Date: February 13, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Cyberpunk
Links: GoodreadsAmazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Kobo

Synopsis
A girl looking for a way out.
Being the daughter of New America’s leader, Mercury Masters has everything a girl could want. A glamorous life full of beautiful people, and the power to have anything she wants, except for one thing—to escape. Because Mercury’s perfect life comes with secrets to keep. Dangerous secrets that if made public would destroy her, her family, and her father’s reign. Then she meets Hawk.

A boy looking to be a hero.
Hawk, a handsome prep school dropout turned vigilante, has his own family secrets. Deadly secrets that have haunted him since he was fifteen. But instead of fighting the ghosts of his past, Hawk has assembled a group of misfit hackers and thieves to save the future from the corrupt government of New America and the mysterious virus that is killing off its citizens. But trying to do the right thing is tough when the person you really want to save is your enemy’s daughter.

A love that could kill them both.
Powerful forces keep them apart, but coming together could be the key to saving New America from destruction—even though it may cost both their lives.

A near-future YA biopunk retelling of Robin Hood.

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Author Scarlett Kol

Author Scarlett Kol

About the Author
Scarlett Kol grew up in Northern Manitoba reading books and writing stories about creatures that make you want to sleep with the lights on. As an adult, she’s still a little afraid of the dark. Scarlett now lives just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with her husband and two boys, but if you need to find her she’s likely freezing at the hockey rink.

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Where to Find Scarlett Kol
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – BLACK HOLE INFECTION (The Hopeless World) by Nazarea Andrews

BLACK HOLE INFECTION Release Day

Welcome to the blog tour for BLACK HOLE INFECTION, the second book in the new adult paranormal zombie romance series, The Hopeless World, by Nazarea Andrews. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

Black Hole Infection (The Hopeless World #2) by Nazarea Andrews

Black Hole Infection (The Hopeless World #2) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: BLACK HOLE INFECTION
Series: The Hopeless world #2
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: January 9, 2018
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance/Dystopian/Zombies
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
They thought they knew how the world ends…

Parker has always been other, an outsider in the Last Holdout, a strange almost feral creature that trusted Josiah. Josiah always accepted his strangeness as a strength.

Africa changed everything.

Parker is different here. Dangerous and powerful in a way neither knew he could be. It’s terrifying.

But if they are going to survive the continent, they’ll need to trust each other–and their reluctant allies–in ways they never have before.

All of Africa is watching them as they change the balance of power.

And the zombies aren’t the only things trying to kill them.
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BLACK HOLE INFECTION Teaser 2

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Excerpt #1
Tomastribe will come for him. Theyre fractured right now, without a Malkia,Zika says quietly, blinking up at me, Theyre dangerous, Josiah. A Tribe without its Sauti and Malkia is dangerous and vulnerable. You would do better to walk in with a new Sauti than to wait for them to come to you.

Their Warlord would kill Parker,I say.

She shrugs. The Candehe is unusual. The Warlord might thank Parker.

I frown at her. Why?

They dont have a Malkia. She died a few months ago. Its odd for a Sauti to keep going after his Malkia dies. They generally turn reckless and get put down by their Dying.

Tomas didnt seem reckless.

Tomas never wanted Gen. He fixated on me when we were children. There is a strong likelihood that it was Tomas who killed Gen.She says it easily, like murdering a girl to clear the path for Tomas to court her is nothing to even think about, that it bears so little importance that its a mere footnote in this conversation.

Maybe it is.

The more time I spend on this damn rock, the more it turns my stomach and makes me want to bolt, with Parks in tow, to anywhere that makes a little more sense than the mindless savagery that passes as survival here.

If I take him there, the Warlord wont let us leave, will he.

It isnt a question. Zikas lips quirk into a wry smile, like she was hoping that I wouldnt put that little piece of the puzzle together.

No,she concedes. If he did, his tribe would slaughter him.

I snarl softly and she tilts her head, staring at me curiously. You cant survive Africa alone, Josiah. He cant. You need the strength of a tribe behind him, and he needs the balance of a Warlord and Malkia.

And I suppose youd volunteer for that,Finn says lazily.

She laughs, a bright noise at odds with the vicious girl I know she is. Parker has a Malkia, even if Josiah hasnt accepted that yet.

She smirks at me and Ren makes a noise, drawing my attention.

Its a triangle,she mutters. The Sauti, Malkia, and Warlord. Theyre bound to each other by more than just choice. The Sauti and Malkia are lovers. A Malkia is more than just the hand that guides the tribeits the hand that calms and tames the Sauti.Her gaze darts to Zika and the girl nods, a pleased little smile on her lips.

Who the hell has tamed Parker?Ren demands, a question that doesnt even need to be asked.

I was the one who brought a feral boy into the Holdout. I calmed his fury. I made him walk as a man among the last survivors of the apocalypse.

Ive been taming Parker since the day I met him.

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories.

When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binge watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

N is a self-professed geek and enjoys spending her spare time lost in her favorite fandoms and can often be found babbling about them on social media.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next..

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE REVOLUTION (The Bionics) by Alicia Michaels

THE REVOLUTION Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for THE REVOLUTION, the third book in the adult science fiction/dystopian romantic adventure series, The Bionics, by Alicia Michaels. See below for information on the book and series, Preorder links, an exclusive teaser, and details on her giveaway.

THE REVOLUTION (The Bionics #3) by Alicia Michaels

THE REVOLUTION (The Bionics #3) by Alicia Michaels

About the Book
Title:
THE REVOLUTION
Series: The Bionics #3
Author: Alicia Michaels
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Release Date: January 18, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Fairytale Retelling
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Blythe Sol has a New Year’s Resolution, but it’s not your typical self-improvement plan. She wants to end the conflict between the government and the Resistance once and for all—by sneaking into Washington D.C. and putting a bullet in President Drummond’s skull. If she can cut the head off the snake, the genocide of the Bionics might finally end. But if she fails, she will surely bring retaliation crushing down upon the entire Resistance.

Blythe and fellow soldier Dax Janner are already coping with the loss of people they loved. When their dormant feelings for each other begin to rekindle, they struggle with feeling anything positive after so much suffering. The return of Gage will only confuse matters more. As the terrorist sect known as The Rejects begins to work hand in hand with the government to push the Resistance toward all-out war, the battle will be brought to their doorstep. Will the movement stand tall and conquer—or collapse under the strain and be destroyed for good?

The Revolution is the thrilling third novel in the award-winning Bionics series by Alicia Michaels.

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“It’s been two hours,” I say, raising my voice to be heard over the rain. “It’s cold out today. Come inside before you make yourself sick.”

The rain begins to slow a bit, signaling an end to the storm. Turning his head toward me again, he stares at me with his dark, glittering eyes. His face seems stuck in a permanent scowl, causing his forehead to crease and his mouth to pinch at the corners.

“Why?”

I raise my eyebrows. “Why what?”

He sighs. “Why come inside or care about getting sick? Why anything? What’s the fucking point, B?”

Apathy. I know the feeling well.

“What happened to fighting?” I say, reminding him of his words the day Yasmine died in his arms. “I thought you said it was time for us to start winning for once.”

He shakes his head and snorts. The last of the rain has fallen, leaving the sky overcast. The scent of the air after a real storm is missing, and it leaves a pit of longing in my gut. I’ve forgotten that smell, just as I’ve forgotten how to function like a normal person. All I know is death and loss.

“What are we even doing here?” he replies. “I’m tired. I don’t have anything left to fight for. Yasmine was what I had decided to fight for—the chance to have something of my own when this was all over.”

“You can still have that.”

Setting the urn aside, he unfolds his long legs to stand, towering over me with his hands braced on his narrow hips. “Don’t you get it? There is no end … not for us! We are going to fight until we die, and that’s all there will ever be. And what the hell are we trying to gain anyway? A chance to live in fear, cowering underground?”

Standing to face him, I clench my hands into fists at my sides. “A chance to have a life out there when this war is over!”

I raise my hand and point toward the hovercraft hangar, which opens into a tunnel leading to the outside. “That world is just as much ours as it is theirs,” I tell him. “Don’t you want it back? Don’t you want to crawl out of this hole, step into the light, and stop running? We have to fight!”

Bending to pick up Yasmine’s urn, he tucks it under one arm. “I don’t have to do a goddamn thing but be black and die. I got the first part covered, and the second is coming any day now if President Drummond follows through on his warning.”

He starts to walk away from me, but I follow, trotting to keep up with his long strides. “What about me?”

Pausing, he swivels to face me. “What?”

I draw up short before I slam into him, the momentum of my fast pace almost causing us to collide. Swallowing past the lump of grief in my throat, I wrap my arms around myself. “I don’t have anybody else,” I whisper. “My family is dead; Gage is gone. Yasmine became like a sister to me, and I know her death hurt you more than anyone here, but I lost her, too. But before Gage or Yasmine … before the Resistance … we had each other.”

Snorting, Dax rolls his eyes. “So, this is about you?”

Grinding my teeth, I fight the urge to punch him in the face. Could I have been this much of a bitch after Gage died?

“Of course not! This is about us. I will never stop fighting for you, because the man who saved my life deserves a chance to redeem his. And if I’m going to fight for you, then you have to do the same. I can’t do this alone.”

His jaw flexes as he looks away, staring off across the quad. “You aren’t alone. You have the Professor, Olivia, Laura, and Alec. You have hundreds of people who would follow you into hell, and thousands more out there rooting for you even though they can’t actually fight with you.”

I curse under my breath as a tear slips free of my human eye. “What about Agata, huh? You gonna give up on her, too?”

Dax’s eyes glimmer with tears when he looks at me and shakes his head. “I couldn’t save Yasmine. What makes you think I can protect that girl?”

“It doesn’t matter if you can or not,” I insist. “It doesn’t matter if you try and fail, or if you fall short. All that matters is that you fight. It’s okay to be sad right now. Hell, I’m sad, too. But when we’re done being sad, we have to keep moving forward. She would have wanted us to keep going, and you know it.”

Nodding, he sniffs while a few tears track down his chiseled face. “I had stopped hoping, B. She made me hope again, and now she’s gone. It hurts so much.”

Reaching out, I take his face in my hands and pull him toward me, resting his head on my shoulder. He hunches from his massive height and leans into me, wrapping one arm around my waist and holding on as if his life depends on it. His hold is painful, but I endure it, hugging him and holding on just as tight. Loving Dax has always hurt; I am used to this.

“I know,” I whisper, closing my eyes. “But the pain is a good thing. If we can feel the pain, it means we’re still alive. We’re healing.”

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The Bionics Series

Get caught up on the series:

Book 1: THE BIONICS
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Book 2: THE RESISTANCE
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

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Author Alicia Michaels

Author Alicia Michaels

About the Author
Ever since she first read books like Chronicles of Narnia or Goosebumps, Alicia has been a lover of mind-bending fiction. Wherever imagination takes her, she is more than happy to call that place her home. With several Fantasy and Science Fiction titles under her belt, Alicia strives to write multicultural characters and stories that touch the heart. V-Card, the first book of the Sharing Spaces series, was her first Contemporary Romance.

The mother of three and wife to a soldier, she loves chocolate, coffee, and of course good books. When not writing, you can usually find her with her nose in a book, shopping for shoes and fabulous jewelry, or spending time with her loving family.
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Where to Find Alicia Michaels
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Release Day – BLACK HOLE INFECTION (The Hopeless World) by Nazarea Andrews

BLACK HOLE INFECTION Release Day

Today is release day for BLACK HOLE INFECTION, the second book in the new adult paranormal zombie romance series, The Hopeless World, by Nazarea Andrews. See below for information on the book and buy links.

Black Hole Infection (The Hopeless World #2) by Nazarea Andrews

Black Hole Infection (The Hopeless World #2) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: BLACK HOLE INFECTION
Series: The Hopeless world #2
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: January 9, 2018
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance/Dystopian/Zombies
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
They thought they knew how the world ends…

Parker has always been other, an outsider in the Last Holdout, a strange almost feral creature that trusted Josiah. Josiah always accepted his strangeness as a strength.

Africa changed everything.

Parker is different here. Dangerous and powerful in a way neither knew he could be. It’s terrifying.

But if they are going to survive the continent, they’ll need to trust each other–and their reluctant allies–in ways they never have before.

All of Africa is watching them as they change the balance of power.

And the zombies aren’t the only things trying to kill them.
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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories.

When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binge watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

N is a self-professed geek and enjoys spending her spare time lost in her favorite fandoms and can often be found babbling about them on social media.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next..

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest
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Teaser Reveal – BLACK HOLE INFECTION (The Hopeless World) by Nazarea Andrews

BLACK HOLE INFECTION Teaser Reveal

Nazarea Andrews, is revealing a teaser from BLACK HOLE INFECTION, the second book in her new adult paranormal zombie romance series, The Hopeless World, releasing January 9, 2018. See below for information on the book and the teaser.

Black Hole Infection (The Hopeless World #2) by Nazarea Andrews

Black Hole Infection (The Hopeless World #2) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: BLACK HOLE INFECTION
Series: The Hopeless world #2
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: January 9, 2018
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance/Dystopian/Zombies
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
They thought they knew how the world ends…

Parker has always been other, an outsider in the Last Holdout, a strange almost feral creature that trusted Josiah. Josiah always accepted his strangeness as a strength.

Africa changed everything.

Parker is different here. Dangerous and powerful in a way neither knew he could be. It’s terrifying.

But if they are going to survive the continent, they’ll need to trust each other–and their reluctant allies–in ways they never have before.

All of Africa is watching them as they change the balance of power.

And the zombies aren’t the only things trying to kill them.
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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories.

When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binge watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

N is a self-professed geek and enjoys spending her spare time lost in her favorite fandoms and can often be found babbling about them on social media.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next..

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest
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Book Blitz – Teaser + Giveaway – HANDLER by Tish Thawer

HANDLER Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for HANDLER, a stand-alone adult science fiction dystopian adventure, by Tish Thawer. See below for information on the book, buy links, a couple of exclusive teasers, and details on her giveaway.

HANDLER by Tish Thawer

HANDLER by Tish Thawer

About the Book
Title: HANDLER
Author: Tish Thawer
Publisher: Amber Leaf Publishing
Release Date: December 19, 2017
Genre:
 Adult Science Fiction Dystopian Adventure
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Our world was perfect––until we broke the law: Don’t go out at night.

Utopian by day, dystopian by night; this is the world I recently discovered. I now struggle with the fact that our whole society has been based on a lie. There’s only one way to change it––conquer the darkness we’ve all been raised to fear.

Live the lie; fight to the death; become a Handler. It’s the only way.

A sci-fi/dystopian novel.

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Author Tish Thawer

Author Tish Thawer

About the Author
2017 – #1 Bestseller in Historical Fiction (Witches of BlackBrook)
2017 – Top 100 Bestselling in Paid Kindle Store (Witches of Blackbrook)
2015 – Best Cover – Penned Con (The Witches of BlackBrook)
2015 – Readers Choice Award – My New Favorite Book Awards (The Witches of BlackBrook)

Bestselling and Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the Twilight phenomenon, myth, magic, and superpowers have always held a special place in her heart.

Tish is known for her detailed world-building and magic-laced stories. Her work has been compared to Nora Roberts, Sam Cheever, and Charlaine Harris. She has received a RONE Award nomination (Reward of Novel Excellence), as well as nominations for Best Cover, Reader’s Choice, and Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery).

Tish has worked as a computer consultant, photographer, and graphic designer, and is a columnist for Gliterary Girl media and has bylines in RT Magazine and Literary Lunes Magazine. She resides in Arizona with her husband and three wonderful children and is represented by Gandolfo, Helin, and Fountain Literary Management.

Where to find Tish Thawer
Goodreads | WebsiteFacebook Twitter

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