Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sale!! Sweet Montana Bride Series by Kimberly Krey #WitnessProtection

Sweet Montana Bride Series Sale!

Looking to rope yourself some Labor Day reads? Well saddle up, 'cuz the entire Sweet Montana Bride series is on sale at last. We've got Reese's Cowboy Kiss, Jade's Cowboy Crush, and Cassie's Cowboy Crave. Three sweet and steamy clean romance novels complete with cowboys, romance, and happily ever afters. Featuring the witness protection program - rancher style, these ebooks sale for $3.99 a piece, but this week you can snag 'em for just .99 cents each on Amazon.



Here's a bit about each book just to whet your appetite. Happy romance reading!

Reese's Cowboy Kiss:
Texan pageant winner, Reese Taylor, has a former classmate who wants her dead. Now she must leave her friends and family to enter a protection program on Emerson Ranch. A group of good-looking cowboys awaits her, but Reese has her eye on Blake Emerson, the one man too busy with the ranch to give her a chance. Blake Emerson has no time to go lookin’ for love. He’s got a ranch to run, positions to fill, and an ache in his heart from love gone wrong. So when he agrees to harbor a witness to help on the ranch, Blake assumes his first two problems are solved. But he never dreamed his new guest would be a woman. One he was destined to lose his heart to. With sparks burning hot and danger around the bend, one question lingers in his mind: Has he only added to his list of troubles, or has Blake just found the woman of his dreams? * Though this novel is considered clean romance, it does contain passionate kissing and a few minor curse words. *

Jade's Cowboy Crush:
Single mother, Jade Miller, has just witnessed a murder. Now, set to testify against the cold-blooded killer, Jade must be placed under protection. While she is grateful to the kind folks who’ve offered to take in her and her son, Jade is surprised to find the man escorting them from L.A. to Montana is Gavin Emerson. A womanizing, far-too-attractive-for-his-own-good, rebel cowboy. Jade assures Gavin that she has sworn off men until her son is grown, but all too soon she finds herself fighting back feelings for the man who’s agreed to care for them. Gavin wants nothing to do with ranch life. Not since the ugly fallout he had with his father over eight years ago. But when he agrees to come back, harboring Jade and her son for a time, Gavin falls in love with life on the land once again. Above that, he finds his heart has been captured by his lovely house guest, Jade Miller. After reservations on both parts, the two are finally ready to open up and give their new-found love a try. Only they aren’t in the clear just yet, and as a dark and deadly threat falls upon them, Gavin finds that his bad-boy past may have led the danger right to their door. *Though this novel is considered clean romance, it contains passionate kissing & a few mild curse words.*

Cassie's Cowboy Crave:
Twenty-four-year-old Cassie Lovell has a great job, good friends, and an apartment with a killer view. That is, until life is turned upside down. Without the chance to say goodbye, Cassie is forced into a witness protection program on Emerson Ranch. Just when she fears life is doomed, Cassie meets Shane Emerson, the stunningly handsome cowboy who’ll be posing as her newlywed groom. Shane Emerson is determined not to fall for the woman he’s agreed to harbor. Especially since the whole thing was his family’s way of trying to get him hitched. So why is it when he takes Cassie into his home, Shane wants nothing more than to turn their make-believe marriage into more than just a sham? In a moment of weakness, Shane steals a kiss. In return, Cassie steals his heart. Yet before they confess their undying love, a hidden danger threatens to tear them apart. *Though this novel is considered clean romance, it contains passionate kissing & a few mild curse words.*

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Corvus by Eduardo Luengo #Highlight #KnightsoftheOrder #Dark #Survival #Friendship

Corvus
Corvus
by Eduardo Luengo

Paperback, 264 pages
Published July 14th 2014 by Clink Street Publishing

A company of knights must do all they can to stop mysterious killings in action-packed novel which tests the limits of friendship and loyalty as the battle for survival starts to spread through 14th century France. 


“The foundations of men shall cease to exist. Mountains shall crumble and kingdoms shall topple in thy wake.” 

Paris, 1337, is a dangerous and terrifying place to live. Every night, countless citizens are found dead,
either killed by blade or by beast. When the King and the nobles flee the city with no concern for those
they are leaving behind, the townspeople begin their march toward exile. The only hope for their
salvation lies with the Order of the Knights, a group of young elite soldiers assembled to defend the land,
who go to Notre Dame to investigate the mysterious happenings. Only one knight returns and what he
has uncovered is chilling: what is terrorizing the streets of Paris is not human at all, but are called
“Harbingers”, mysterious creatures who seem to exist only to kill. 


Brave and fiercely independent, Alice Houdin is one of the few female Knights of the Order. During the
catastrophic events that occur in Notre Dame, Alice becomes separated from her company and finds
herself in the Underworld. She is forced to atone for her sins and must face a series of tests to save her
soul. It is in the Underworld that Alice makes new friends and enemies and must do anything she can to
return to her world. Meanwhile, her best friend fellow Knight, Arthur, has survived the attacks but is
determined to hunt down every last Harbinger in his quest to rid the land of their kin, even if it means
sacrificing his own life. 








Eduardo Luengo was only fourteen-years-old when he was given a writing assignment in school to write a
short story. Although the teacher required the story to be a mere two pages long, Luengo took it upon
himself to write forty pages. Instead of being impressed by his initiative, he was accused of stealing the
story from the internet. Over the past four years, Corvus was completed. 


This enthralling debut novel from Eduardo Luengo takes readers on a dark journey through Renaissanceera
France and questions the true meanings of friendship, loyalty and bravery. Corvus is truly a tale for
the ages and an unforgettable story of friendship and survival in a world where nothing is black and
white and everything is gray. 




Tell us about your new book.
Corvus is a fast-paced, action-packed, dark fantasy epic with elements drawn from the young adult genre. With strong female and male leads, Corvus follows into the footsteps of two knights embroiled in a conflict that threatens to destroy all life as they fight the forces of the Underworld.

What genre is it?
A: I would classify it as a mix of Young Adult /Dark Fantasy.

What kind of readers will it appeal to?

A: I think this book will appeal to people looking for fantasy elements and a fast-paced, tight plot. Definitely for people looking for a mix of fantasy and young adult genres.

Complete this sentence. If you like Lord of the Rings / Elder Scrolls / Dark Souls / Young adult books, you’ll like my book.

Tell us a bit more about your main characters.
A: The main character, Alice Houdin, takes the role of a strong female lead in a time when women were considered inferior to men. She is an independent and brave young woman who became a knight and swore to protect the kingdom of France with her life. Because of her troubled past, she is timid and has difficulty making friends, but when it comes to defending those she loves, she becomes a fierce warrior to be reckoned with.

How much of you—or the person you wish you were—is in your main character?

A: I might have projected myself in Alice quite a bit. I was never the social type and liked to spend time alone or with a few friends. Like Alice, I don't like having my voice and free will suppressed by a larger entity.

Have you written any other books that we should read next?
A: No, this is my first book, but I am already working on the sequel.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

A: I was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 19th, 1994. I moved to Houston, TX, to finish high school. I moved to Redmond, WA, for my senior year. I began writing, first in Spanish, at the age of fourteen. I started working on Corvus in October 2010 for an English assignment. I finished writing it in May 2012, and spent the next two years editing and rewriting. I am currently pursuing a bachelor's degree on Creative Writing at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. My favorite books are Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and The Hunger Games. My favorite movies are The Lord of the Rings trilogy. My favorite TV show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And my favorite video games are The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Resident Evil 4.

Twitter and Facebook links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LEduardoLuengo/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CorvusBook

Where can we buy your books?
A: My book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and several other bookstores.









About the author: Nineteen-year-old Eduardo Luengo was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and moved to
Houston, Texas as teenager. Corvus is Luengo’s first novel, having started out as a high school English
assignment. He is currently attending college in Orlando, Florida. Corvus by Eduardo Luengo (published
by Clink Street Publishing, RRP $11.99, ebook RRP $4.99) is available online at retailers including
Amazon.com and can be ordered from all good bookstores. 


For a review copy or interview request please contact:
Diana Rissetto, Marketing & Publicity Executive at Authoright / 646-664-4272 / diana@authoright.com

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Renee Swindle and her new release, A Pinch of Ooh La La #GuestPost #Yum!


A Pinch of Ooh La La
A Pinch of Ooh La La
by Renee Swindle
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by NAL Trade

SYNOPSIS

Abbey Ross, who runs her own bakery in Oakland, California, is known for her visually stunning wedding cakes, but lately, Abbey’s own love life has become rather stale. According to her best friend, Bendrix, Abbey’s not the spontaneous young woman she was when they were teenagers listening to the Cure and creating attention-grabbing graffiti. Of course, her very public and humiliating failed relationship with a womanizing art forger might have something to do with that. Nevertheless, it’s time for Abbey to step out of the kitchen—and her comfort zone—and Bendrix has even handpicked a man for her to date.

Samuel Howard is everything Abbey’s dreamed of: handsome, successful, and—most important of all—looking to raise a family. But a creamy icing might be needed to hide a problem or two. When Samuel complains about disrespect for the institution of marriage, Abbey’s reminded of her nontraditional family, with thirteen children from various mothers. And when Samuel rails about kids having kids, Abbey can’t help but think of her twenty-year-old sister who’s recently revealed her pregnancy.

Soon Abbey is facing one disaster after another and struggling to make sense of it all. Her search for love has led her down a bitter path, but with the help of her unique family and unwavering friends, she just might find the ooh la la that makes life sweet.

A story about how amazing a "nontraditional" family can be, along with jazz and the ever-embarrassing quest to find true and perfect love in our thirties; A PINCH OF OOH LA LA will have readers salivating over peach and goat cheese tarts while tapping their feet to the thoughts of jazz classics.







 

Guest Post:  How I Begin by Renee Swindle

I usually begin with either voice or scene when I’m starting a novel. When I began writing Shake Down The Stars, for instance, I imagined a woman hiding out from her family while they celebrated her sister’s engagement. She was alone and drinking scotch even though it wasn’t noon. It’s this kind of scene that makes me curious enough to explore a character’s full story. A Pinch Of Ooh La La, on the other hand, started with voice. I imagined hearing a woman complaining about a “public humiliation.” For example, during the opening chapter, Abbey, the narrator, says: “When it comes to love, there’s nothing worse than public betrayal. I was thirty-three when my heart was drop-kicked and sent flying through the air…”

After hearing snippets of Abbey story, it became a matter of lots of daydreaming and imagining how she was humiliated and thinking about her background and personality.

I love jazz so I selfishly made Abbey’s father a legendary jazz pianist. Abbey’s dad also has several ex-wives of different races. His many marriages leave Abbey with four step-moms and twelve siblings. I’m an only child and I wanted to imagine what it would feel like to grow up in a huge family made of artists who give parties and play music together. Of course creating such a big family also generated lots of plot twits and drama.

Since I love to bake, I made Abbey a bakery owner. She also designs wedding cakes, which gave me the opportunity to describe all the couples who come in to order wedding cakes. I think it’s a fun exercise to imagine which couples will last or not.

Once I’m well into the first or second draft I start to understand the themes of the novel. There’s a lot of humor in A Pinch Of Ooh La La, but writing it also helped me explore the theme of “doubt” and how we sometimes experience doubt in our relationships. How do you know if you’ve met the person you should spend the rest of your life with? How do you know when you need to make allowances in a relationship or when you’re making so many you’re losing yourself?

Hopefully you can tell that A Pinch of Ooh La La covers a lot of territory! I hope readers will feel as if they’ve met a fun family and people they might not see in their daily lives.

No matter how I start a novel, my goal is always to leave the reader wondering what will happen next. My aim is always to write a “can’t-put-it-down” novel.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Renee Swindle is a California native. She grew up in Vallejo and Lynwood and then went on to earn her BA in English from University of California, Irvine and her MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University.

Renee is the author of several novels including Please Please Please which was an Essence Magazine/Blackboard Bestseller; and also Shake Down The Stars.

Renee has been featured in Essence Magazine and has also been interviewed on KPFA, Blog Talk Radio and various local radio shows and local cable shows. Her writing group, The Finish Party, was featured in O Magazine. Renee’s work has also been published in Germany and Japan.

She currently works as a professor of English. For the last fourteen years she has lived in Oakland with her rescue dogs and loves it.

Find Renee on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/reneeswindlebooks
Follow her on Twitter @renee_swindle
Check out the latest and greatest on her website http://www.reneeswindlebooks.com/



Monday, August 25, 2014

Grand Finale: The cinderella Theorem by Kristee Ravan #Tourataglance #PrismBookTours

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The Cinderella Theorem
By Kristee Ravan

Did you enjoy this logical fairy tale journey? If you missed any posts, go back and check them out now! Be sure to enter the giveaway as well!!

Launch with Excerpt (click on the link to read the full excerpt)
     “Right. Well,” she took a breath. “To begin, I should say that your father is not dead.”
     “But, he is dead. You told me that he died–that the train he was on hit a cow.”[i]
     “No, Sweetie.” She patted my knee. “He’s not dead. He is alive and he’s coming to dinner.”
     “I don’t understand. The train wrecked, the cow died, Dad died. You showed me the news story.”
     Mom sighed. (Why is she sighing? Did she think that I would automatically understand? Did I miss the Lily, your dad is not dead memo?) “There was a train wreck, a cow did die. And it was on the news. But your father was not on the train.”

 If I seem a little slow to understand what my mom is telling me, keep in mind that fifteen years of believing my dad is dead is greater than 3 minutes of hearing he is alive.

Kelly P's Blog - Inspiration for The Cinderella Theorem
Once upon a time, in a library far, far away, I discovered the fairy tale shelf. I remember it was in a sunny area. The books were smaller than normal and were a part of a set. I checked them out over and over again. I’m sure my seven-year-old self had heard or had all these fairy tales read to her before, but this was the first time, I was able to read them for myself. This began a life-long love for fairy tales...

Coffee Books & Art - Anatomy of a Good Bad Guy
Confession: I love to write Levi, the evil villain in The Cinderella Theorem. He’s to develop, he makes Lily (and everyone else) squirm and lose their cool, plus he’s greasy. Let’s explore the qualities that make up a good bad guy...

Is there a singular character that really touched your heart and why?
Lily has to make a couple of choices to be brave in the story. One of those is when she decides that she’d rather face facts and get to know her (previously believed dead) father than hold on to the nice, neat “story” of what she believed happened. I’m not always best at making hard choices, or being willing to do what is hard, so that aspect of Lily inspired me.

Bookworm Lisa - A Book About Math? Really??
I need to let you in on a little secret. There’s math in my book. Probably an above average amount. It’s not a math book, but there is way more math in it than you would find in a regular book. And while I don’t think I’m BFFs with math, I do think I’m friendly with math. Which is interesting because there was a time in my life that math and I were not friendly at all...

Shannon's Blog - Review
"I liked the first-person writing style of The Cinderella Theorem; I thought Lily had a good voice. The characters were quirky and likable, and the ideas and world itself were delightful. The Cinderella Theorem is an enjoyable book, a fun play on the old fairy tales. Recommended."


Skye Malone's Blog - Fairy Tales You Aren’t Reading — But Should (Part One)
In my book, The Cinderella Theorem, a lot of the fairy tale world’s usual subjects show up: Cinderella, the Gingerbread Man, Sleeping Beauty. But I also got to shed some light on some of the rarer tales around, like the Erlking...

Wonderous Reviews - Interview
What is your favorite thing about writing a book partly set in a fairy-tale world?
Thinking up things like Marvelous Midas Creme—magical ice cream made by King Midas. From one carton, everyone will magically have whatever flavor is their favorite in their bowl. Creating the structure for HEA (The Office of Happily Ever After Affairs) was a lot of fun too!

Mythical Books - Why I Heart Beauty and the Beast 
Everyone’s got a favorite fairy tale and mine is Beauty and the Beast. There are a lot of reasons this tale could be my favorite, but the truth is there’s only one reason that it is my favorite...

Rockin' Book Reviews - Interview
2. This not only has a mathematical twist but a comical twist to the Cinderella theme? Will this become a series? If so, what type of theme will follow? If not, what will be your next project?
I am working on a sequel called Calculating Christmas. It will be a Christmas theme as Lily and her friends try to save Christmas. I also know what the third book will be about, but haven’t really planned it yet.

Sarah's StoryLines - The Shocking Truth About Fairy Tales
They start with once upon a time and end with everyone living happily ever after and in between those two things there is singing, talking woodland animals and a good deal of magic. Everyone knows that’s how fairy tales go. But do we really know these tales?

"I absolutely loved The Cinderella Theorem!! It was amazing. I thought it was so cool how Lily grew as a character and learned all these different lessons. The footnotes that the author added at the bottom of the pages were so great and helpful."

"This is definitely the most unique fantasy novel I've read in a long time (and I read a lot of fantasy)! I love the main character and the way she views the world in terms of math."

What kind of research (if any) do you do for your books?
Because math and fairy tales are so important in these books, I try to keep them in my mind by following blogs about fairy tales and math. I also read books about math and fairy tales. (Women in Mathematics and The Witch Must Die are what I’m working through now.) I’ve found that I’m faster at writing if I don’t stop to research in the moment, so I’ve started jotting down post-it notes of things to look up later. I’ve got some math friends that I ask questions of when needed. My friend, Kelly, helped me think of a math poster to be in Lily’s bedroom. I also use the internet quite a bit.

The Written Adventure - A Deleted Scene
Mom hadn’t mentioned what I was supposed to wear for the interview, but then again, Mom hadn’t mentioned the interview either. There were a lot of things going unmentioned in the Sparrow family these days. Like my dad isn’t really dead, like I’m a princess, like I’m having a ball in my honor. So in the grand scheme of things unmentioned by my mother, what was one reporter, showing up unannounced, knocking on my bedroom door...

"I expected it to be okay, but it far surpassed my expectations. I picked it up and couldn't stop! I was laughing out loud the entire time!... This book was SO much fun! I honestly loved every minute of it. The romance was fleeting, but promised more. I can't wait for the next book!"

Mel's Shelves - Review
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading more! I felt that I learned more about both fairytales and math while reading it so I feel smarter now than I was before I started. The ending was great and left me wanting more, so I was glad to get a sneak peek into the next book, Calculating Christmas (which is hopefully coming soon). If you or someone you know loves math, this book is a no brainer! If you don't enjoy math, you will still find plenty about it to love, so give it a chance!!"

"This is a very interesting spin on fairy tales. I did truly enjoy the story. It was fun to think how I would feel as a teenager in this situation. She uses math to rationalize life. For a 15 year old girl I did not find her annoying. Most of the time the female character can be whinny and boy crazy. Lily was not like that and I was glad for a change of pace. A great fun read."

"I'm not into math, but I love fairy tales. I passed my math classes, but it's not my favorite subject, and I wasn't sure how a story about fairy tales could possibly tie into math. But it worked! I thought it was very creative and the story was even written in a math book-type of format--little side notes and footnotes. It was interesting to see the way a logical girl could come to accept a fantasy world--almost like right brain meets left brain."

Book Briefs - Review
"The Cinderella Theorem overall was a really great read. I had a few small issues with the book early, but they were minor things and I am so glad that I didn’t let them get in the way of enjoying the story, because this was a book that just kept getting better and better. I loved the concept of the story and the main character, Lily was a delight."

"What I liked the most is that the author had me laughing. A lot. I can not wait until the next book comes out and I read more about these characters!"

A Backwards Story - From The Fireland Flame 
From the Fireland Flame, the daily newspaper of EG Smythe’s Salty Fire Land:
Tybalt’s Tales, Gossip from all the Genres

August 19th has finally arrived! The day we’ve all been waiting for, Fireland! Princess Lily turns 15 today and finds out that she’s really a princess. How will our secret Protector respond?

Coffee, Books and Me - What's in a Name?
Even though no one ever spells it correctly, I love my first name: Kristee. It’s unique and special and though a Google search will reveal that there are other Kristees in the world. I personally have never met one, and I know there’s no one else named “Kristee Ravan” (Kudos to my husband for giving me a unique last name, that no one ever spells correctly either…). So when I began creating Lily’s world, I wanted to be intentional with the names of the people and places. Here’s the inside scoop on what some the names mean.

I Am A Reader - Fairy Tales You Aren't Reading, But Should, Part 2
Snow White and Rose Red
First of all, this is not the Snow White who hangs with the seven dwarves. This Snow White and her sister, Rose Red, were named for rosebushes that grew in front of their cottage, where the girls and their mother lived a happy life in the woods. (The dad’s dead.)

Dividing by Zero - Review
"The characters are well developed (and fun!), the plot is entertaining and very creative, the writing flows well, the dialogue is natural sounding and true to the character who’s speaking, and it’s overall just a good, fun read. I was also geekily excited that Lily shares information about Pi Day (March 14th – 3/14 – because pi is 3.14159… get it?) I’m looking very much forward to The Lily Sparrow Chronicles Book 2: Calculating Christmas..."

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The Cinderella Theorem (The Lily Sparrow Chronicles)The Cinderella Theorem
(The Lily Sparrow Chronicles #1)
by Kristee Ravan
YA Urban Fantasy
Paperback, 367 pages
March 17th 2014


Fairy tales are naturally non-mathematical. That is a fact, and fifteen-year-old Lily Sparrow loves factual, mathematical logic. So when her mother confesses that Lily’s deceased father is (a) not dead, (b) coming to dinner, and (c) the ruler of a fairy tale kingdom accessible through the upstairs bathtub, Lily clings to her math to help her make sense of this new double life (1 life in the real world + 1 secret life in the fairy tale world = a double life).

Even though it’s not mathematical, Lily finds herself being pulled into a mystery involving an unhappy Cinderella, a greasy sycophant called Levi, and a slew of vanishing fairy tale characters. Racing against the clock, with a sound mathematical plan, Lily attempts to save her fairy tale friends while proving that normality = happiness.


Kristee Ravan
Kristee Ravan lives in Oklahoma with her husband, daughter, and pet fish, Val (short for Valentine). She wanted to be many things as she grew up including a general, an artist, and an architect. But she never bothered to say, "I want to be a writer when I grow up." She was always writing stories and thought of herself as a writer anyway. She sent her first story to a publisher in the sixth grade. (It was rejected - in a nice way.) When she is not making up stories in her head, she enjoys reading, juggling, green smoothies, playing dollhouse with her daughter, and hearing from her fans. You can contact Kristee at the facebook page for her Lily Sparrow books: The Lily Sparrow Chronicles.


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Friday, August 15, 2014

Wide Awake in the Dreamscape by Georgi Bond #Interview

Wide Awake in the Dreamscape
Wide Awake in the Dreamscape
by Georgi Bond




“It’s not a game if it’s real.” 

Unlike her brother Alfie, 12-year-old Lily is not at all interested in video games. But when she wakes up in
the middle of the night trapped in another world where monsters from nightmares are real, Lily has no
choice but to immerse herself in a world far different from anything she knows. Lily must learn the rules
and play the game. An unsuspecting Lily is suddenly transported into the Dreamscape, which is overrun by monsters from Colony, the latest online gaming craze which Alfie is entranced by. Why does this
shimmering, digital dreamland feel equally familiar and strange to Lily, as well as extremely dangerous?
Inside the Dreamscape, Lily meets twins Felix and Serena, who are also prisoners of the game and have lost their brother to Colony. The threesome learns that Colony lures players in and takes over their minds, filling them with horrifying nightmares. Their brothers are possessed by “dreamons”, cunning and evil monsters from Colony. Lily realizes that it might be possible for video games to shatter the boundaries of time and space in order to invade the deepest recesses of the human mind. If Lily and the twins can’t find a way to defeat the dreamons, millions of Colony players, including their brothers, could soon find themselves
enslaved to the game they set out to enjoy.

Wide Awake in the Dreamscape pits human friendship and courage against the dark fusion of nightmares
and technology in a way readers have never seen before. This fresh, action-packed story for older children
questions the ethics of technological progression and further explores our modern fears over the exposure
of our young people to bullying. Georgi Bond’s ambitious narrative serves as a necessary warning to
children and adults alike that the Internet can prove to be just as treacherous as it is revolutionary, and
reminds us that one unkind act might be all it takes to breed very real and terrible consequences in both
our world and the digital realm. Wide Awake in the Dreamscape is a must-read for kids looking for an
intelligent, thought-provoking sci-fi fantasy novel.



Georgi Bond was raised in rural Devon, England before going on to study archaeology
and conduct postgraduate research at Durham University. Bond has worked as a technical writer, marketing
copywriter and copy editor. Her current home is the one she built for herself in Riga, Latvia, where she lives
with her family. Wide Awake in the Dreamscape by Georgi Bond (published by Clink Street Publishing, RRP
$9.99 paperback, RRP $3.99 ebook) is available online at retailers including amazon.com and can be
ordered from all good bookstores. For more information, please visit: www.GeorgiBond.com.

For a review copy or to request an interview, please contact:
Diana Rissetto, Marketing and Publicity Executive / diana@authoright.com / 646-664-4272





Tell us about your new book.

In Wide Awake in the Dreamscape, a young online gaming community collides with a magical world populated by nightmare monsters. Three tweens are plunged into danger as they find themselves trapped in this mysterious and hostile world. They must fight to survive, and find a way to reverse the deadly and hypnotic spell cast over the gamers. As time runs out, they soon discover that there’s much more at stake than just their own lives.



What genre is it?

Fantasy, middle readers / junior fiction, age 9-12



What kind of readers will it appeal to?

The story appeals to boys who are into computers and gaming, and who enjoy a good fast-paced adventure story with lots of fighting action. So far, it’s proven most popular with girls, who connect with Lily and Serena and relate to their blossoming friendship. It appeals to girls who enjoy a magical mystery adventure with a fast and exciting pace. If you like a story that is imaginative, original, modern, exciting and fast-paced, you’ll like my book.



Tell us a bit more about your main characters.

The main character is a young girl called Lily. She is shy, reserved, serious and very caring. Her love for her younger brother, Alfie, gives her amazing inner strength and personal growth as the story progresses. In trying to rescue him, she finds the courage to face and overcome mortal danger, whilst also tackling her own fears and insecurities along the way.



How much of your—or the person you wish you were—is in your main character?

Lily doesn’t run away from unpleasant or frightening situations. I wish I could say the same for myself!



Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’ve worked as a technical writer, copywriter, content writer and copy editor. But I never felt creatively satisfied. My mind kept wandering back to my childhood dream of writing a novel, so I took a career break and dived straight in. Wide Awake in the Dreamscape is the result. I’m also a yoga teacher, with a passion for all things connected with health and nutrition, and I’m particularly interested in raw-veganism and the healing power of foods.

Twitter and Facebook links:





What’s next?

I’m currently working on the sequel to Wide Awake in the Dreamscape






Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Right Song by Shane Morgan #Prologue #DreamCast

Book Blast: The Right Song by Shane Morgan

A young girl hopes to conquer her fears and experience the full force of love and music.


Release date: July 31st 2014
Publisher: TSW Books
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Purchase: Amazon

Pain never truly goes away, until you find something deeper and meaningful that cures the heart and fills it with love. That is what eighteen-year-old Aurora desperately wants to believe. That somehow her music can save her, or even touch the unreachable heart of the guy she has liked for years. Rora yearns for his attention and wants to experience this so-called love that could possibly end her long suffering and inspire her to chase after her dreams. In deeply understanding the feelings of others and herself, will Aurora give up on ever finding true happiness, or will an intriguing soul teach her about the greatest song ever written?

 

  About the Author
Shane Morgan is a twenty-something bestselling author of Young Adult and New Adult Fiction. Shane lives in the beautiful town of Narragansett, Rhode Island, where she spends her days blogging, reading, and escaping in her stories.



The crowd roars. Some chant my name while others sing the lyrics to the song that brought me to this moment. It sets off a wild party of butterflies in my stomach. My heart starts racing and my knees shake. The music rises throughout the arena—my cue to take the stage.
I look behind at the guy that inspired me to reach this point, giving his hand a soft squeeze. He smiles, then nods approvingly for me to go for it.
A wave of confidence washes over my body; I slip out of the safety of his grasp and walk out in front of the many eager fans waiting to hear me sing.
Taking center stage, I clasp my hands around the microphone stand, close my eyes, and inhale a deep breath.
As the electrifying guitar riffs blast off, accompanied by the haunting melodies of the keyboard, I part my lips and allow the words to seep out of my heart.
I open my eyes to glance over the crowd. A smile makes its way to my lips as I notice they’re singing along with me.
We escape into the lyrics, united in this moment of bliss. It warms my heart, knowing I’ve touched theirs.
This is why I’ve worked so hard. I’m here now. And it’s only the beginning.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Cinderella Theorem by Kristee Ravan -

A themed book tour through Prism Book Tours.

We're launching the BOOK TOUR for
The Cinderella Theorem
By Kristee Ravan

Come read along on our rather logical fairy tale journey!
Also, make sure you don't miss reading the excerpt below!!

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The Cinderella Theorem (The Lily Sparrow Chronicles)The Cinderella Theorem
(The Lily Sparrow Chronicles #1)
by Kristee Ravan
YA Urban Fantasy
Paperback, 367 pages
March 17th 2014


Fairy tales are naturally non-mathematical. That is a fact, and fifteen-year-old Lily Sparrow loves factual, mathematical logic. So when her mother confesses that Lily?s deceased father is (a) not dead, (b) coming to dinner, and (c) the ruler of a fairy tale kingdom accessible through the upstairs bathtub, Lily clings to her math to help her make sense of this new double life (1 life in the real world + 1 secret life in the fairy tale world = a double life).

Even though it?s not mathematical, Lily finds herself being pulled into a mystery involving an unhappy Cinderella, a greasy sycophant called Levi, and a slew of vanishing fairy tale characters. Racing against the clock, with a sound mathematical plan, Lily attempts to save her fairy tale friends while proving that normality = happiness.


Excerpt

     Mom smiled at me. "How was school?"
     "Not enough math." I munched a pretzel. "What time are we going out tonight?"
     "Going out?" Mom's voice was quieter, distracted. She was sinking back into her novel.
     "For dinner? For my birthday?"
     Eyes fixed on her computer screen, she answered, "No. Matt is bringing dinner."
     "Matt? Matt who?" I quickly ran a mental index of my mother's friends, acquaintances, and contacts for a Matt.
     Mom gasped, covered her mouth with her hand, and mumbled, "Oh! It was supposed to be a surprise! What am I?"
     "Mom!" I grabbed her shoulders, crushing a pretzel in my palm. "Stop. Who is Matt? Explain logically."
     She nodded. "Okay. Let's sit down." She led the way to the living room, and sat beside me on the couch, patting me on the back. "The thing is, Lily, I don't want to explain too much without your father. He..."
     "Wait. What?" I interrupted. "My father?"
     "Oh! Fiddlesticks! I did it again! Matt's going to kill me. I do fine for fifteen years and blow it on the last day. Why am I?"
     "Mom!"
     "Right. Well," she took a breath. "To begin, I should say that your father is not dead."
     "But, he is dead. You told me that he died, that the train he was on hit a cow."[i]
     "No, Sweetie." She patted my knee. "He's not dead. He is alive and he's coming to dinner."
     "I don't understand. The train wrecked, the cow died, Dad died. You showed me the news story."
     Mom sighed. (Why is she sighing? Did she think that I would automatically understand? Did I miss the Lily, your dad is not dead memo?) "There was a train wreck, a cow did die. And it was on the news. But your father was not on the train."
     I took a deep breath. "Okay. Where was he?"
     "He wants to explain all this to you, and he should be the one to do it. Can we just leave it at: he's not dead, and he's coming to dinner tonight?"
     "Why did you tell me he was dead?"
     "It was safer for everyone if you thought that. But, Lily, your father can explain this a lot better than me." She stood up. 'Now, I need to work on getting the prince to fall in love with the princess, and you should probably get your homework done before dinner. I'm sure you're going to have a lot to talk about with your dad." She turned to go back to the office.
       Are you kidding me? That's the end of the conversation?




[i] If I seem a little slow to understand what my mom is telling me, keep in mind that fifteen years of believing my dad is dead is greater than 3 minutes of hearing he is alive.

Kristee Ravan
Kristee Ravan lives in Oklahoma with her husband, daughter, and pet fish, Val (short for Valentine). She wanted to be many things as she grew up including a general, an artist, and an architect. But she never bothered to say, "I want to be a writer when I grow up." She was always writing stories and thought of herself as a writer anyway. She sent her first story to a publisher in the sixth grade. (It was rejected - in a nice way.) When she is not making up stories in her head, she enjoys reading, juggling, green smoothies, playing dollhouse with her daughter, and hearing from her fans. You can contact Kristee at the facebook page for her Lily Sparrow books: The Lily Sparrow Chronicles.


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Friday, August 8, 2014

Shadows in the Curtain by Cami Checketts - a bookblast!!



Every stage actress wants fans, but what happens when one goes too far?
Emmy has the perfect life— a house on the beach, a successful career headlining the local theater, and love. But when a brutal murder brings unimaginable grief, Emmy’s world comes crashing down. As she tries to pick up the pieces, she can’t seem to avoid Josh, the new fireman in town.
Emmy does her best to fight the sizzle in her chest when Josh is near. But with the stalker still out there, terrorizing her and those she cares about, she can’t fall for anyone—especially Josh, a suspect in the murder investigation.
If Emmy allows a man to get close, it’s not just her heart she puts at risk, it’s her life.

“Cami Checketts can spin a tale like no other. Love, suspense, thrills, she has it all, and Shadows in the Curtain is no exception. What a thrill ride! I highly recommend this book. 10 stars!!”
Sherry Gammon, author of the Port Fare Series
“I’m a sucker for the exciting parts, and this book has scenes that had my eyes racing my heart to the end of each page!”
 Amanda Tru, author of the Yesterday Series

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Cami Checketts' books Poison Me and The Colony are only $.99 for the length of the Shadows in the Curtain blog tour -August 4th - 9th.

Poison Me 
Jake Merrill was raised by his grandmother, Ruby, and her hilarious friends. After a suspicious death at the retirement home where Ruby lives, she enlists Jake and Chanel, the beautiful activities director, to help her find the killer.
But secrets Ruby has kept for decades threaten her family and the man she’s always loved but could never have. Chanel’s unstable ex-boyfriend, a presumably dead relative, and vicious criminals add to the confusion. Time is running out as Jake, Chanel, and Ruby desperately search for clues to solve the murders and fight to save those they love.
The Colony
To protect her sons from the mistakes of her past, Brinlee Trapper escapes to a secluded mountain home. But there are dangers lurking in the mountains she has never encountered. The little family is saved from injury by Jed, a mysterious hunter. Brinlee is drawn to him, but she worries about his involvement with a peaceful commune hidden deep in the mountains behind her property.
Lance, Brinlee's attentive neighbor, has his own troubled history. Between his obvious attraction to Brinlee and his developing love for her children, Brinlee finds it more than difficult to guard her heart against this tender intrusion.
While Jed offers a life of excitement and freedom, Lance holds the key to the family Brinlee always wanted. When it comes time to choose, she learns that both men have secrets that could shatter her fledgling trust in men and the wrong decision could leave more than her heart exposed to danger.


Excerpt from Shadows in the Curtain

Timothy stuck to her side while people surged passed with compliments, hand squeezes, and the occasional hug. Emmy searched every eye, but only saw excitement from a fun performance or weariness from sitting too long. If anyone had murder in mind, he was as good at putting on a fake face as she was. 
No one piqued her curiosity. Until he came. She had no clue what his name was, but the past few weeks she’d seen him almost every morning at the gym. He was much too good-looking, with his rippling muscles and deep blue eyes. She always avoided looking directly at him, though she knew that was as obvious an indicator of her attraction as staring would be. She couldn’t avoid him now. 
The wide entryway, which featured plush, faded carpet and wood-planked walls, shrank as he drew nearer. The babble of the crowd faded. He reached for her hand, staring deep into her eyes. Her hand fitted itself into his like he was a magnet. Her entire body leaned toward him. 
“You were amazing. So passionate.” He smiled and the room swayed.
Emmy was quite sure the passion she experienced right now had nothing to do with singing or acting. She should draw away but couldn’t force herself to. “Thank you,” she managed, embarrassed by the huskiness of her voice as she tried to catch a breath.
The crowd pressed forward, and he was forced to release her hand and move to the side. His blonde date gushed over Emmy for a second, and then they were gone. 
Emmy continued greeting other patrons but couldn’t forget the allure of his blue eyes. He didn’t seem like the creepy stalker type, but she had to wonder. Could he be the one sending the notes?

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Guest Post #Writing Elixir by Ted Galdi

Welcome to Colorimetry...

Elixir
Elixir
by Ted Galdi

Meet 14-year-old Sean Malone. He has an IQ above 200, a full-ride scholarship to one of the country’s top universities, and more than one million dollars from his winning streak on Jeopardy. However, Sean wishes he could just be normal.

But his life is anything but normal. The US government manipulates him, using him as a codebreaker in pursuit of a drug lord and killing innocent people along the way.

For reasons related to his personal security, Sean finds himself in Rome, building a new life under a new name, abandoning academics, and hiding his genius from everyone. When he’s 18 he falls in love. The thrills begin again when he learns that his girlfriend is critically ill and it’s up to him to use his intellect to find a cure, a battle pitting him against a multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical company and the demons of his past.

Elixir is a story about identity, secrets, and above all, love.


Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ofmjw5SC_I
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21947952-elixir
Three-chapter preview: http://www.elixirthebook.com/preview.html
Advance reviews: http://www.elixirthebook.com/reviews.html


Balancing Plot, Relatability, and Message

The three major components of the quality of any novel are plot, relatability, and message.  Unfortunately, there is no optimum formula for weighing and mixing them, which is why so many books fall flat.  Here is what each means:

·         Plot = The events happening in the world of the story.  Ex: a crook preparing to rob a bank.

·         Relatability = The ability for the reader to emotionally connect with the characters involved in the book’s events, and thus, care about the plot.  Ex:  we find out the crook is robbing the bank because he needs the money to pay for his son’s college education.

·         Message = The implied commentary on the “world” that the author makes at the end of the story, based on how things have settled plot-wise.  Ex: the crook gets killed during the robbery, which stresses the universal message: Crime doesn’t pay, even if your intentions are good.  On the other hand, if the robber were to get away clean, pay the tuition bills, and then safely retire from his criminal past, the message would be quite different: Crime may be worthwhile if the ends justify the means.

Clearly, all three of the components are intertwined.  The success of the “message” depends directly on the end state of the “plot,” and the only way people care about the plot – and finish the story – is if “relatability” is built into the characters.  Many books do a great job with one of the components, maybe two, however, unless all three are working in harmony, the net effect is always underwhelming.

For instance, we’ve all read a mystery where we’re dying to turn each page and can’t wait to find out what happens next.  However, once we get to that final page, and we find out “whodunnit,” the book immediately leaves our minds; we can’t even remember the name of the protagonist the next morning.  Stories like these do a good job with plot, but fail with relatability and message.

Moreover, we’ve all been recommended a book with funny and quirky contemporary characters we fall in love with.  However, though their jokes may be great and they remind us of people we know in real life – maybe even ourselves – it doesn’t seem like they’re actually doing much but sitting around and talking, even if what they’re saying is interesting.  These books are high on relatability, but low and plot and message.

Finally, we’ve all had an experience with a well-intentioned book aimed at tackling some major social issue.  It makes big, sweeping claims for a moral revolution, however, by the end, we’re just not that motivated to get behind the cause.  We got the feeling we weren’t experiencing characters in their own world, but rather, listening to the author talk to us directly in his or her own words.  Though these books may be putting forward a great message, it doesn’t have any bite because we haven’t been convinced of it by the actions of characters we care about – hence, a lot of message, but no plot or relatability.

Yes, certain genres of novels lend themselves more toward certain components, and it may be difficult for authors to blend each.  However, truly great books – from any category – are able to find a distinct harmony among the three.

When a story is able to succeed with the right balance, the results are extraordinary.  For instance, Kurt Vonnegut does a terrific job achieving equilibrium between the three with his classic, Slaughterhouse-Five.  Not only does the plot move fast and through various interesting, unique settings, but we care deeply for our innocent/crazy/regretful/hopeful hero, Billy Pilgrim, throughout all the action.  By the time the story ends, Vonnegut’s message about war is crystal clear and powerful.  And that message – and the book itself – has had a lasting effect on generations.



Ted Galdi is the author of the novel Elixir, to be released in Summer 2014.  Learn more at www.elixirthebook.com.


Elixir is Ted Galdi's first novel. He's a graduate of Duke University. Currently he's twenty-nine years old and lives in Los Angeles. He can be contacted at ted@elixirthebook.com.

Author bio: http://www.elixirthebook.com/author.html
iHeartRadio author interview: http://www.spreaker.com/user/arroe/author-ted-galdi-elixir
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/elixirthebook

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Guest Interview Post: Whip Smart by Kit Brennan #SexyRomp


Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards (Whip Smart, #1)
Whip Smart
Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards
by Kit Brennan

A wild and sexy romp through history based on the real-life adventures of the audacious Lola Montez. It is 1842, London, and the gorgeous, ever-capricious 22-year-old Eliza Gilbert, (aka Lola Montez) is in deep trouble and seeks escape from a divorce trial. Desperate to be free, Lola accepts an alluring offer of a paid trip to Spain, if she will only fulfill a few tasks for Juan de Grimaldi—a Spanish theatre impresario who is also a government agent and spy for the exiled Spanish queen, Maria Cristina. Lola soon finds herself in Madrid, undercover as a performer in a musical play. But when she falls dangerously in love with the target, General Diego de Léon, Lola becomes a double agent and the two hatch a plot of their own. Disaster strikes when the plot is exposed, Diego is captured, and Lola is forced to flee on horseback to France, with a dangerous group of Loyalists in hot pursuit.


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Interview with Kit Brennan:

What got you into writing?
I started out as an actor, and had been working professionally for a number of years when I was asked to write a play for children, to be toured through elementary schools. It sounded like fun, so I gave it a go. At the same time, I was becoming interested in the thought of writing plays for adults, partly prompted by my desire to write some really good roles for women. So I did a Masters of Fine Arts in Playwriting and by the time I’d finished that, I realized that I’d become more interested in writing than I was in acting. I’ve worked as a playwright for almost twenty years, and my plays have been produced across Canada and internationally. I teach playwriting and storytelling at Concordia University in Montreal. I became very curious about writing fiction after I’d written a short play about Lola Montez and realized that her particular voice and her adventures were more suited to the broader canvas of a novel. So I dove in.

What is your new book about and what inspired you to write it?
Whip Smart: Lola Montez Starts a Revolution is the third novel in my Whip Smart: The Lola Montez Series. They are Victorian-era adventure novels starring a feisty heroine (based on the real historical figure Lola Montez), with lots of derring-do, romance, thrills and comedy. This one encompasses the historical Lola’s most notorious adventure: becoming the mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, gaining the title of Countess of Landsfeld, and possibly igniting the Revolution of 1848.

The inspiration for the series goes way back, and has two sparks. As a teenager, I came across the character of Lola in George MacDonald Fraser’s second Flashman book, Royal Flash. I thought she was really funny and intriguing. In that book (and the film, Flashman, with Malcolm McDowell), Lola Montez is first seen practicing in a field with a sabre. In another scene, she beds Flashy, with a hairbrush as a spanking accessory. I loved Fraser’s novels, every hilarious one of them, and later thought that it would be great fun to write a kind of ‘female Flashman’.

Lola herself is the other inspiration. When I starting looking into her life, I’d often find belittling comments: “she was a terrible dancer,” “she had no talent,” “she was a gold-digging slut,” etc. This made me think a lot about what it must have felt like to be a gutsy, adventurous woman in strait-laced Victorian society. I wanted to write from her point of view, as an energetic, enthusiastic and amorous young person – like any other healthy creature, be it kitten or puppy or colt – filled with confidence and a bit of swagger and the desire to use her body to its fullest. Then she trips up, gets into trouble, and begins to learn… As the years go on, she gets knocked down, and gets back up, but she doesn’t succumb to despair. Lola, as a character, keeps dusting herself off and facing the obstacles, with courage and joie de vivre. I love that. Living like that is so much harder than it looks.

What are the challenges to being a writer? And what are the benefits? Have things changed lately?

There are lots of challenges! Finding your voice is one, finding the story that is burning to be written by you and nobody else but you is another. Then there’s getting published, finding the audience, etc. I think the benefits of being a writer are largely internal. The ability to live more than one life is a big one. Not that I don’t enjoy my own – I do! But it’s exciting to put yourself in the shoes of someone else, whether real or fictional, and to walk (or dance, or ride) with them, learn how they feel about different experiences, and also to try to reveal why they might feel that way—especially if it’s very different from the way you view the world yourself. You can’t carry a grudge against a character and have them feel fully-rounded: it’s crucial that you get inside each of their skins, for at least a little while, to find out what makes them tick. Everyone has a reason or a justification for what they do. And that can be eye-opening.

In the book world lately, things have changed enormously and very quickly. For authors and readers, ebooks are exciting developments—my series will be available much longer and is more easily found. I’m still getting used to the new world of technology, social media, and so on—but I like it!

What advice can you offer to struggling writers?
A great piece of advice from American playwright Marsha Norman goes like this: Don’t write about your present, write about your past—write about something that made you angry or afraid, and that, in all the time since it happened, you haven’t been able to forget. There’s power in those strong emotions. She’s right in that if we write about something that’s happening to us in the present, we often don’t have enough perspective on it and the writing will get vague and mushy, or sentimental, or trying to conceal something (perhaps from ourselves) and therefore not truthful.

You’ve also got to be passionately interested in your idea over a long, long period of time. You have to want to spend time with these characters, day after day after day, through all the rewrites as well as the initial inspiration. They’ve got to be that fascinating to you. You need to be in love with them—the bad guys as much as the good. You can hardly wait to see them again tomorrow!

What comes first, the plot or the characters?
For me, the initial spark is almost always a character. Maybe it’s because of my initial training in the theatre as an actor. But then, of course, you have to create something gripping and exciting and consequential for them to do, so plot follows along pretty quickly. I’ve never been a fan of plays or books where the characters just observe and describe. I like action.

Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb
Although Lola’s affair with King Ludwig I of Bavaria has gone down in the history books as something to be laughed at because of the age difference and Lola’s ‘gold digging’ repute, in fact, in my research I found a very sweet man, and a woman who longed to be loved.

Describe your writing space
I’m really lucky because in the summertime, when I’m usually struggling my way through a first draft, I can go down to the waterfront where we have a miraculous little cabin. There’s a rickety electric line that connects me to the internet and the wide world, but otherwise, I look out over the lake, hear the loons calling, watch the cloud formations, and dream Lola’s world. From the cabin, I can be in Madrid or Paris or Munich or San Francisco—and still go home for lunch with my sweetie.


What are you passionate about these days?

It’s the summertime, so… Hummingbirds!

Kit Brennan was born in Vancouver and grew up in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is a nationally produced award-winning playwright, and teaches playwriting and storytelling at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. The Victorian era and its personalities have always been a big interest for Kit. Her play Tiger's Heart explores the life of Dr. James Barry, who was a woman who lived her life disguised as a man in order to practice medicine, which was not an option open to women at the time. Kit divides her time between the vibrant city of Montreal and the quiet wilds and beautiful lakes of Ontario with her husband Andrew and a variety of animal friends. Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards ​is her first novel.


www.kitbrennan.com (website)

facebook for the series is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whip-Smart-The-Lola-Montez-Series-by-Kit-Brennan/370752359674993