Hey there, booklovers!
I’m author Melissa Landers, and I’m thrilled to announce the release of STARFLIGHT, the first in a brand new sci-fi series from Disney-Hyperion. I originally pitched this story to my editor as “Overboard” (one of my favorite romantic comedies) meets “Firefly” (an amazing show that was tragically cancelled after one season). STARFLIGHT follows the misadventures of Solara Brooks, a penniless felon who indentures herself to her high school nemesis, Doran Spaulding, in exchange for passage to a new world. But when Doran’s memory is temporarily erased, Solara convinces him their roles are reversed—that she’s the master and he’s the servant—and leads him onto a renegade spaceship, where intergalactic shenanigans ensue. STARFLIGHT is very different in tone from the Alienated trilogy, but the story is still filled with all the things I love: humor, heart, and adventure.
Join me in celebrating the release of Velvet Undercover! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway before you leave and spread the word. You can also check out my review HERE.
ABOUT THE BOOK
—Cat Winters, Morris Award Finalist for In the Shadow of Blackbirds
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Well behaved women rarely make history. Teri Brown lived that quote way before she ever even heard it. The two things she is most proud of, (besides her children), is that she jumped out of an airplane once and beat the original Legend of Zelda video game. She’s a novel writer, head banger, pet keeper, math hater, cocktail drinker, booty shaker, book reader, city slicker, food fixer, rule breaker, wine sipper and word scribbler. She loves her husband, children, puppies and chocolate.
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– One signed hardback copy of Born of Illusion
– One signed hardback copy of Born of Deception
– One drawstring spygirls bag from the International Spy Museum
– One tablet of spy paper that dissolves when wet
– One password required lock and key journal
– Two black light spy pens
– One pair of brass spyglasses with brass rope chain (Perfect for spying!)
About The Book:
ON EARTH A STRANGERAuthor: Rae
September 22, 2015Publisher:
Greenwillow BooksPages: 448
book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae
Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold
must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold
has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins
deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest
floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is
ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises
herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered
in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find
safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy,
dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar
Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae
Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a
slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical
1 of WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER annotated by Rae Carson HERE!
acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy. Her next book, Walk On Earth A
Stranger, will be available September 22, 2015. She lives in Arizona with her
will receive a set of the 3 GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS series (in paperback
format). US Only.
30th at Midnight EST!
We’re SO excited for this release! We would love for
you to join us in celebrating the release of ASCENDERS by CL
On the Epic Adventure of an After-Lifetime.
her teenage life in suburban Chicago…and the next minute, she was in a strange
place and in a brand new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no
consequences.Walker Callaghan, 16, is dead.She doesn’t go to Heaven or Hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where
teenagers have one thing in common: They were that morning announcement at
their high schools because they died young.
These high school kids are now caught in a strange “in-between” zone where life
hasn’t changed very much. In fact, this special teen limbo looks a lot like life in a
quaint Michigan town complete with jocks, popular girls and cliques. “There are
even cheerleaders in death,” Walker observes. It’s not a coincidence that the music
teacher is a guy named Kurt who “used to have this band.” The drama teacher,
Heath, is crush worthy because back in his life, he starred in some superhero movie
as the Joker.
Principal King explains the rules — there are none. Why? You can’t die twice.
There is no homework.
You’re just there to learn because the human brain isn’t fully formed until you’re
By the way, you can’t get hurt physically, so race your Harley off that hillside. But
falling in love is the most dangerous thing you can do …because no one knows how
long you’ll stay in this realm or what’s next. Walker falls hard for tat-covered, bad
boy Daniel Reid who is about to break the only sacred rule of this place. He’s looking
for a portal to return back to the living realm.
Ascenders….An epic adventure of an after-life time.
keep you up all night reading.”-USA Today best selling author Tiffany
on it like little kids.
tell me everything you know about going back.”
into his gray eyes. When he lifted me off the ground, I gasped. “You’re really going to
do this?” Daniel asked, looking at me hard. “What if I don’t want you to do it? What if
I forbid you? The last thing I need right now is to worry about you once I get
insisted, secretly pleased that he cared that much. My surprised body pressed into
his furious one.
learned. We’re going to leave nothing to chance. We’re going to become scholars of
time travel, but my way. We become experts by trying to answer every question,” I
said, my feet still off the ground.
everything in life and death is a desperate and audacious chance,” he said, softening
his grip, lowering my feet to the ground, and holding me close.
and the dog were falling onto fresh snow mounds on the front lawn, thanks to an
afternoon storm that seemed to represent the blank slate we needed to start
held me. The beating of his heart told me a different story.
C.L. Gaber is the co-author of the bestselling YA novel “Jex Malone.”
She is also an entertainment journalist, syndicated worldwide through
the New York Times Syndicate. She interviews A-lister movie,
TV and music stars for the Chicago Sun-Times. A movie-loving kid in
Chicago, she grew up to earn a degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
at Arizona State. Now she lives Nevada with her husband Ron, once her high school
boyfriend; her stepdaughter, Sabrina; and their dogs, Colt and Georgie.Website
We’re celebrating the release of BOUND BY SPELLS by Stormy Smith! Check out the excerpt, teasers and giveaway below!
To coincide with the theatrical release of the breathtaking thriller The Calling, author Inger Ash Wolfe is donating three signed copies of the book (signed by the author and members of the film’s cast and crew).
The Calling releases in theatres on August 29th.
UK Release Date: October 10th, 2014.
Who’s in it:
Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, Donald Sutherland
What’s it all about (book blurb from Goodreads):
There were thirteen crime-scene pictures. Dead faces set in grimaces and shouts. Faces howling, whistling, moaning, crying, hissing. Hazel pinned them to the wall and stood back. It was a silent opera of ghosts.
Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef has lived all her days in the small town of Port Dundas and is now making her way toward retirement with something less than grace. Hobbled by a bad back and a dependence on painkillers, and feeling blindsided by divorce after nearly four decades of marriage, sixty-one-year-old Hazel has only the constructive criticism of her old goat of a mother and her own sharp tongue to buoy her. But when a terminally ill Port Dundas woman is gruesomely murdered in her own home, Hazel and her understaffed department must spring to life. And as one terminally ill victim after another is found—their bodies drained of blood, their mouths sculpted into strange shapes—Hazel finds herself tracking a truly terrifying serial killer across the country while everything she was barely holding together begins to spin out of control.
Through the cacophony of her bickering staff, her unsupportive superiors, a clamoring press, the town’s rumor mill, and her own nagging doubts, Hazel can sense the dead trying to call out. But what secret do they have to share? And will she hear it before it’s too late?
In The Calling, Inger Ash Wolfe brings a compelling new voice and an irresistible new heroine to the mystery world.
The Calling Official Trailer #1
About the Author
Inger Ash Wolfe is the pseudonym of the Canadian fiction writer Michael Redhill.
Michael Redhill is an American-born Canadian poet, playwright and novelist.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Redhill was raised in the metropolitan Toronto, Ontario area. He pursued one year of study at Indiana University, and then returned to Canada, completing his education at York University and the University of Toronto. He was on the editorial board of Coach House Press from 1993 to 1996, and is currently the publisher and editor of the Canadian literary magazine Brick. His first novel, Martin Sloane (2001), won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, and was also nominated for the Giller Prize, the City of Toronto Book Award, and the Trillium Book Award. His most recent novel, Consolation (2006), won the City of Toronto Book Award and was also longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has acted as an editorial board member for Coach House Press, and is one of the editors, and former publisher, of Brick Magazine.
His play, Building Jerusalem, depicts a meeting between Karl Pearson, Augusta Stowe-Gullen, Adelaide Hoodless, and Silas Tertius Rand on New Year’s Eve night just prior to the 20th century. The play garnered him the Dora Award, the Chalmers Award, and a nomination for the Governor General’s award.
3 SIGNED copies of The Calling up for grabs (signed by author and cast and crew members).
Bloggers who participate in hosting this giveaway on their blogs will be placed in a separate
poll to receive 1 of the 3 signed books on offer.
Ends September 19th (Midnight GMT).
Contest is void where prohibited. Entrants must be 13 or else have parent or guardian’s permission to enter. Winners will be contacted via email within seven days after the contest ends. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or the prize will go to another entrant.
Series: The Vangretta Curse #3Author: Christina MobleyRelease Date: June 29, 2014Genre: YA FantasyPresented by:As You Wish Tours
When you love someone more than yourself, protecting them is all that matters; it is all there is…
Snow one minute and blazing temperatures the next, horrific storms everywhere, and Ava has no idea what’s causing it. Desperate for answers, she turns to the past. An ancient diary reveals the truth about Element Island and the true origins of those born of the Element. Everything she thought she knew is wrong. Destiny is coming for her unborn child.
Ava’s fairytale has quickly turned into a nightmare. No one can be trusted. Friendships will be tested, and lives will be lost. As nature and destiny collide, a child that will change everything is born. The eruption will mark the beginning and the end, and the battle has just begun.
Caslan had drawn a strange symbol on the sand in front of her before moving around to stand at her back. “Say these words.” he instructed, the words whispering against her neck as his warm breath tickled the tiny hairs there. Her skin tingled and her heart started to race. “Rub the crystal with your thumb. You’re going to make that baby float,” he said.
Brea laughed, “Yeah, right.”
“You will,” he said against her ear. “Say these words. “Rise up, dance for me, Harinick awlet manicuine, and visualize it. Concentrate on the symbol.” The words rolled off his tongue, making him sound like he was from a different time.
Brea closed her eyes, feeling a strange prickling sensation in the palm of her hand. It felt like it had fallen asleep and was trying to wake back up. Caslan reached for her hand and pried her fingers open. She looked down at the crystal that lay in her palm. Colors flashed within it.
“Say the words and look at the symbol. Make the crystal weightless.”
Brea took a deep breath. “Raise up, dance for me, Harinick awlet manicuine.” She leaned forward and concentrated on the symbol. The symbol turned black and then caught fire. The crystal rose from her hand and floated above the flaming symbol. Brea wanted to scream. She couldn’t believe what she was seeing. The crystal spun higher and higher until it was right in front of her face. It hovered there, spinning like it weighed nothing at all.
Caslan took her chin in his hand and kissed her. His kiss was not careful it was all-consuming and feral. She knew she should fear the strange sensations he was causing her to feel, but it was so amazing. She’d never felt more alive; out of control, yet completely free. His hands moved over her body and suddenly she didn’t want there to be any space between them. She wrapped herself around him as he lowered her to the sand. She heard the crystal drop beside them. He was breathing fast, just like hers. He propped himself up on his elbow, looked at her, and grinned. “I told you that you could do it.”
“You did that.” She accused, a little disappointed that he seemed to want to talk.
“No,” he denied. “That was all you. You did that.”
“Did I really?” she asked, feeling a little better about the talking thing, amazed at what she had done.
He leaned in and, touching her lightly, slowly traced a path over her shoulder and down her arm before he responded, “You did.”
Christina Mobley is a married, mother of four, who spends her days caring for her children. She grew up in Florida, living on the banks of the St.Mary’s river, and as a child always had a fascination for storms and the power they wield. The Vangeretta Curse series was inspired by that fascination.