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Book Blast & Giveaway: The Proving by Ken Brosky

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It’s been 100 years since the Specters invaded Earth. Like ghosts they haunt the planet, devouring any human being foolish enough to venture outside of the last remaining protected cities. For some humans, venturing out isn’t a choice–it’s an opportunity to prove yourself to your clan. But when a coterie of New Adults undertaking a mission deep in Specter territory discover a terrible secret, they quickly find that everything they’ve learned may be wrong … and Earth is in grave danger.

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Skye took a deep breath, held it, then forced it out quickly between her pursed lips. The loud whistle seemed ear-splitting, jolting her nerves — too late to change her mind now, she twisted her body, her boots digging into the gravel as she fell back and faced the farming contraptions. She lifted her rifle, seeing the Specter’s strange glow change, move, and then without warning its crocodile face emerged from the body of the large machine. Its mouth opened. Cleo fell back, screaming. A claw phased through, reaching out for Skye.

She fired her rifle. The blue proton bullet tore through the creature’s arm, sending yellow sparks fluttering like butterflies into the air. The Specter’s mouth opened wide, revealing sharp, finger-length teeth, so close that Skye could see their serrated edges.

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Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Phoenix Born (A Dance of Dragons #3) by Kaitlyn Davis

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by Kaitlyn Davis
Release Date: November 17th 2015

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From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the final book in the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series—perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Graceling, and Game of Thrones!

For the first time in a thousand years, the fire dragon has been awakened and Rhen is its rider. But after destroying the armies that threatened the city of Rayfort, Rhen is shown a vision in flames that changes everything. The shadow’s phantom armies are coming and the dragons are the only things that might stop them.

High in the castle at the top of the Gates, Jinji has learned something of her own. Janu, her long lost twin, is alive. And just as the spirit shares her body, the shadow shares his. In the blink of an eye, her quest for vengeance against the evil that killed her family has changed to one of protection. Because she knows that if Rhen learns the truth he will do what she cannot—end the shadow, and end her brother in the process.

As the shadow grows more aggressive, Jinji and Rhen fight to find the rest of the dragon riders. But with time running out, they are forced to face the impossible decision between honor and love. Alliances are formed, promises are broken, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance…

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A FREE ebook bundle which includes the prequel novella, The Golden Cage, and the first full-length novel, The Shadow Soul!

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An ancient evil awakens.
Three unlikely heroes rise.
An age of myth is reborn.

Try the A DANCE OF DRAGONS Series Starter Bundle today! This bundle includes the prequel novella, The Golden Cage, as well as the first full-length novel, The Shadow Soul.

RAVE REVIEWS for The A Dance of Dragons Series!

“Gorgeous writing (spellbinding is a word that fits well here), creative and unique world and characters that steal your heart away, this is an unbelievably fantastic beginning to what is sure to be a new favorite series. I’m so eager for more!” – Candace’s Book Blog

The writing is flawless. The story and plot line, and plot twists, had me captivated and enamored for the first words. I couldn’t put this book down for anything, and I absolutely cannot wait for book two…It’s an amazing start to a new series that is going to have people of all ages wanting so much more.” – Happy Tails and Tales

One word to describe this book: intense! Everything from the battles, to the secrets, to the descriptions of the characters and scenery, are all incredibly intense. This book had me biting my nails, stomach tided in knots, and completely entranced til the last word.” – Desert Rose Reviews

Mind. BLOWN. Do you know that one book that made you love a certain genre again because it was so amazingly & beautifully written?? Well, The Golden Cage is the book that made me realize how good Fantasy can be.” – Spiced Latte Reads

The Shadow Soul was positively transportive, left me feeling refreshed, and renewed my faith in symbolism, imagery, and the importance of world building and cultural preservation…If you want to set out on a journey, read this.” – We Do Write

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Excerpt (from The Shadow Soul (A Dance of Dragons #1) currently FREE on Amazon!)

The Shadow Soul – Chapter 7

When Jinji neared the cage, Rhen grasped her arms, lifting her free of the rope and pulling her safely into the wooden basket. She panted for a moment, regained her depleted strength, and took in the view.

Blue.

For miles and miles in every direction, a stark and sparkling blue.

She tried to stand, but the rocking of the ship was magnified with their height, and it seemed to tip almost sideways with every other breath. Her legs wobbled, and then she dropped back to the floor.

“Stay seated,” Rhen said, pushing down just slightly on her shoulder when she tried to lift herself up for the second time. He sat too, sighing as he dangled his feet over the edge and leaned back into the railing. His large frame took up over half of the small space.

Their arms touched from shoulder to elbow, causing a heat to rise under her skin. Jinji grabbed her legs, pulling them into her chest and shifting her weight, careful not to touch his body anymore. It was too intimate, she realized, after spending so many hours locked in the same room as him. There had to be a distance between them, otherwise she might slip up, might forget that she was supposed to be a boy, that she was supposed to be lying. He might notice that though her face was that of a male, her body was not. The baggy clothes hid it well, but in these close quarters, she had to be careful.

No matter how many times he taunted her, Rhen had come to be a friend, and she would not mess that up, not yet.

“This is one of my favorite spots on the ship,” he said, eyes still closed in relaxation, “though many wouldn’t say the same. It’s considered a punishment to be put up here, because of all the movement, but I’ve always found it very peaceful, very liberating.”

Feeling her stomach unsettle slowly, Jinji might have agreed with the others, but there was something oddly comforting in her mood and oddly settled too.

“This was where I came to escape the castle and my father and mostly my responsibilities. Even if I was only on the dock, still stuck in Rayfort, I seemed miles away on top of this ship.”

He opened his eyes slowly. The wind rustled his red hair, forcing it to spill over his forehead. Jinji wondered if her own short hair was doing the same, without her braid to keep it still and steady. Just the other night she had borrowed Rhen’s knife to cut it short again, not ready to stop her mourning period—not even close.

“Do you have a place like that?”

Jinji closed her eyes tight, fighting back the water gathering there.

The clearing.

The meadow.

It used to be her spot, but all she saw now was Leoa, tying her braid, pulling over her joining dress. Both of them giggling, completely ignorant to the cries of their people, to the children and the women, to the warriors, to her parents. Even to Maniuk, singled out by the shadow for his strength and his skill—used and discarded.

All she heard now was the blood-curdling scream that cracked her spirit in half, the pounding of her footsteps, the soft thud of a body as it fell to the ground.

“No,” was all she said. No, she didn’t have a safe place like that, not anymore.

“It will get better,” Rhen said. Jinji wouldn’t look at him, but instead focused on the far away horizon. “I know it doesn’t seem like it, but it will.”

He took a deep breath, cracked his knuckles. Jinji almost heard the words waiting on his lips, could feel them press against his tongue wanting to come out. The air was static, electric from his pounding heart, his pulsing nerves.

And then it all stopped.

Silence.

“I had a younger brother once,” Rhen confessed, his words heavy with an emotion that was mirrored by Jinji’s wounded soul. “He was barely a year old when he was murdered by the man my father trusted most in the world. And I could have stopped it, if I had only understood what—” His voice shook, wavered on an edge. “I found papers that held evidence the murder was going to take place, but I was too young to understand what they meant, too naïve to know what I had found. And for that, my brother paid the price.” He turned, met her stare with eyes a deep dark green, like the forest at twilight. “I know what it means to lose someone, but I also know that though the pain will never fully fade, eventually you will be able to endure it.”

Jinji didn’t know what to say, so she said nothing at all. Silence was the better option. Silence let the words sink in, let their truth ring, let her realize that Rhen had allowed her a peek at a place within himself that he didn’t show to everyone—that he did not even show to most people.

Jinji opened her mouth, aching to tell her own story, but her throat closed up, stealing the sound from her voice.

She trusted him, after all he had done for her, Jinji trusted Rhen. But trusting someone was one thing, and opening herself up to him, making herself vulnerable to be hurt again, that was something else entirely. Rhen might have been willing, but it was only because he didn’t know that in the end, he would just be wounded—by her lie if he ever found out the truth or by her leaving without a word of goodbye.

And Jinji couldn’t handle any more pain.

“Thank you,” she said quietly, instantly regretting it. Rhen blinked once, but once was all it took for his gaze to unglaze and his features to retreat, to harden. One blink was all it took for him to shut himself off again.

About Kaitlyn DavisUvDcxQPd1pX5a4EfVPjy8fNn9KpBQLW4uXJXNcFmSoQ

Bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie.

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found indulging in some puppy videos, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com

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Review & Giveaway: Blue Voyage by Diana Renn

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by Diana Renn
Published October 13th 2015 by Viking Books for Young Readers
Hardcover, 464 pages
ISBN13: 9780670015597

An intricately crafted mystery set in the contemporary Middle East.

Renn creates an exciting mystery taking place throughout Turkey. If you’ve ever wanted to visit Turkey but couldn’t for whatever reason, now you can navigate the vibrant country from your living room. The descriptions are lush, the customs, traditions, people and culture well described. It’s exciting zigzagging all over this colorful county. Lots of historical points referenced make this read both exciting and educational without being boring. Renn takes you from coastal setting to inland, numerous tourist sites visited.

Zan takes a little getting used you until you understand what she’s grappling with. A mercurial teenager, trying to fit in with her peers, her family life is in the spotlight, even more so when her politician father’s infidelity is discovered. She deals with vitiligo, trying to accept her condition, great on Renn’s part for bringing awareness to this autoimmune disease. Zan’s a smart girl, lonely, trust issues along with sticky fingers, she finds solace in rock climbing, when you become more familiar with this prickly young lady she actually grows on you.

The mystery aspect was intriguing, especially with artifacts, forgeries, mafia, corruption and authentic treasure pieces at stake all actual instances plaguing Turkey, which makes this read even more riveting. Artifacts smuggling is a serious issue as Turkey is all too familiar. Renn merely scratches at the surface of this ongoing challenge. Plenty of noteworthy characters keeping you on your toes as you seek the truth along with Zan and her family and friends.

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Diana Renn is the author of the young adult mystery novels TOKYO HEIST, LATITUDE ZERO and BLUE VOYAGE all published by Viking/Penguin. She is also the Fiction Editor at YARN (Young Adult Review Network), an award-winning online magazine featuring short-form writing for teens. Diana grew up in Seattle and now lives outside of Boston with her husband and son.

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Spotlight & Guest Post: Blue Voyage by Diana Renn

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by Diana Renn
Published October 13th 2015 by Viking Books for Young Readers
Hardcover, 464 pages
ISBN13: 9780670015597

An intricately crafted mystery set in the contemporary Middle East.

Zan is a politician’s daughter and an adrenaline junkie. Whether she’s rock climbing or shoplifting, she loves to live on the edge. But she gets more of a rush than she bargained for on a forced mother–daughter bonding trip to Turkey, where she finds herself in the crosshairs of an antiquities smuggling ring. These criminals believe that Zan can lead them to an ancient treasure that’s both priceless and cursed. Until she does so, she and her family are in grave danger. Zan’s quest to save the treasure—and the lives of people she cares about—leads her from the sparkling Mediterranean, to the bustle of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, to the eerie and crumbling caves of Cappadocia. But it seems that nowhere is safe, and there’s only so high she can climb before everything comes tumbling down.

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The Phantom Siblings in Blue Voyage

When I first started writing Blue Voyage, my main character, then named Abby, had a sister. Since my previous two novels featured only children, and since I happen to have a sister in real life, I was excited to explore this dynamic in a story.

Abby and her first-draft sister, Lauren, were polar opposites. Abby was reserved and reclusive. She thought deeply about things, and explored her feelings and impressions in a travel journal. Lauren, in contrast, was outgoing, a risk-taker, sometimes reckless. Both were reacting in different ways to their parents’ impending divorce: Abby withdrawing into her thoughts and her journal, Lauren acting out.

Their differences led to tension-infused dialogue. My story opened with a fractured family on a pleasure cruise in the Turkish Riviera, and the siblings bickered endlessly. At one point the mother, in exasperation, pounced on them for being such self-entitled spoiled brats that all they could do on an expensive vacation was argue over petty things.

The mom’s words hit me hard as soon as I wrote them. She had spoken the truth. The girls were coming across as whiny and bratty. Mom couldn’t bear to spend a three-day cruise in their company; could I, or a reader, tolerate them for four hundred pages? Rereading their dialogue, I saw they were arguing in order to highlight their differences, as well as to establish some backstory, but their spats did not propel the plot forward. If anything, they obscured the mystery plot that I was trying to get to—and hadn’t yet gotten to by page fifty.

After a great deal of soul-searching and brainstorming, I made a difficult decision. I was going to lose one of the sisters. I was disappointed because I’d wanted to write about siblings, but maybe this was not the book for that. I already had a complex mystery plot in mind, and a rich setting. The family dynamic with the parents’ reasons for divorce was deep enough without adding a sibling into the mix. Besides, I have found that it is simply easier to write a mystery without a sibling to deal with, unless the two are going to team up and become sleuths—and these two girls didn’t seem likely to do that for some reason. Maybe they were too busy fighting.

First I tried to solve the problem by making one of the sisters missing. Maybe dead. But that missing sister still took up residence in my character’s brain, and she still had to be dealt with on the page – in memories, in speculations, in missing person searches, in investigations. I like missing person stories, but that wasn’t the kind of mystery I wanted to write. I knew I wanted a missing artifact too, and the two plotlines could complete for attention. After all, what could compare with the loss of a sibling?

Then there was the question of which sister to cut. I loved Abby’s introspection, her rich inner life. I also love Lauren’s spunk and sass.

I couldn’t decide. So I took a deep breath and I started from scratch. I just wrote in one character’s voice and didn’t give her a name.

After fifty pages, I stepped back and realized this new character had elements of both Abby and Lauren. The result? A more nuanced and complex character. She was a risk-taker – a chronic shoplifter, a partier, a rock climber – who was also afraid to reveal her real self to her peers and the world. She spoke back to her mother and her wit could be acerbic, but she also withdrew into herself and experienced moments of intense reflection. She was concerned with her public image, at times superficial, but felt very deeply.

I named this hybrid character Zan, short for Alexandra. A name that had nothing to do with either of the names I’d begun with because this was a brand new person. Yet the original sisters were a part of her still, like phantoms.

Interestingly, I did get to explore a sister dynamic in the end, just not in the way I had planned. Zan’s mother has a sister, Aunt Jackie, an expatriate widow who is living in Turkey. Zan’s mother and aunt are now the bickering duo, but their arguments are less frequent, and more purposeful for the plot. Zan also meets an alluring girl about her age on a cruise, and this girl, Sage, becomes a stand-in sister during Zan’s voyage—but without the years of drama I might have to delve into with a real sibling.

Creating and then abandoning these original siblings gave me an important new tool in my writing toolbox. Now if I see siblings emerging in a story draft (especially twins) I take a hard look at them. I wonder if they both really need to be there. Are they distinct individuals? If so, great, I’ll keep them both. If one feels like a drag to write about, or their scenes aren’t energized, or I’m straying from my main story too much, I can ask myself if these two people are really just two personality elements of one complex individual. If I’m genuinely interested in a tension between them, I can look at other character duos and see if that tension could be better played out with another pair.

They say you can’t choose your family, and I guess that’s true. But the great thing about writing is that you can. If anything, choosing and changing up family dynamics can enrich the story. And the best part? Nobody’s feelings get hurt.

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Diana Renn is the author of the young adult mystery novels TOKYO HEIST, LATITUDE ZERO and BLUE VOYAGE all published by Viking/Penguin. She is also the Fiction Editor at YARN (Young Adult Review Network), an award-winning online magazine featuring short-form writing for teens. Diana grew up in Seattle and now lives outside of Boston with her husband and son.

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Cover Reveal: The Phoenix Born (A Dance of Dragons #3) by Kaitlyn Davis

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by Kaitlyn Davis
Release Date: November 17th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the final book in the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series—perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Graceling, and Game of Thrones!

For the first time in a thousand years, the fire dragon has been awakened and Rhen is its rider. But after destroying the armies that threatened the city of Rayfort, Rhen is shown a vision in flames that changes everything. The shadow’s phantom armies are coming and the dragons are the only things that might stop them.

High in the castle at the top of the Gates, Jinji has learned something of her own. Janu, her long lost twin, is alive. And just as the spirit shares her body, the shadow shares his. In the blink of an eye, her quest for vengeance against the evil that killed her family has changed to one of protection. Because she knows that if Rhen learns the truth he will do what she cannot—end the shadow, and end her brother in the process.

As the shadow grows more aggressive, Jinji and Rhen fight to find the rest of the dragon riders. But with time running out, they are forced to face the impossible decision between honor and love. Alliances are formed, promises are broken, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance…

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THu3wEMkFx59ueZwTSo_3iLOAc7R_pggOu8v18xmdJIThe Iron Rider (A Dance of Dragons #3.5)
by Kaitlyn Davis
Release Date: November 17th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the fourth and final companion novella to the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series—perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Graceling, and Game of Thrones!

Princess Leena has finally discovered her fate—she’s a dragon rider, humanity’s only protection against the shadow. But deep in her heart, Leena hasn’t forgotten about her homeland and the promises she made before waking her dragon. So when the shadow’s phantom armies threaten Da’astiku, Leena jumps at the chance to return home and confront the king. No longer the powerless princess she once was, Leena will do whatever it takes to prove to her father and to her people that love is so much stronger than hate, and that hope is far more powerful than fear.

Taking place parallel to the events in THE PHOENIX BORN, read Leena’s side of the story as she seeks to end her father’s reign and bring a new era of peace to Ourthuro.

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About Kaitlyn Davis

I’ve always been a writer. I grew up duct taping my novels together, started writing complete manuscripts in high school and studied creative writing at Johns Hopkins University. Upon graduating, I decided it was finally time to actually give my dream career a chance. So, of course, I started writing a young adult paranormal romance series — and no, I’m not jumping on the bandwagon. I’ve been a true paranormal supporter for my entire life! I blame my obsession almost completely on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, my all-time favorite television show. And, before you ask: Yes, I own every season… even the post WB ones! I especially challenge anyone to watch the first three seasons and not fall in love with Angel, securing a lifelong love of vampires! Other culprits of my paranormal obsession are some of my favorite authors: JK Rowling, Raymond Feist, Meg Cabot, Richelle Mead, Lynne Ewing and Tamora Pierce.

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Cover Reveal: Shanti & the Magic Mandala by F. T. Camargo

Shanti and the Magic Mandala is an adventure in which fantasy and reality are mingled. The book tells the story of six teenagers, from different religious and cultural origins and different parts of the world, who are mystically recruited to form two groups – one in the Northern Hemisphere, and one in the Southern. They eventually gather in Peru, and through a single alliance, begin a frantic chase for the sacred object that can stop the black magician’s final plan.

Awards & Recognition for the Book

– Winner of 2014 London Book Festival in the category “Young Adult”.
– 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards: Bronze Medal at “Young Adult Fiction – Spirituality” category
– 2014 New England Book Festival in Boston:  Honorable Mention in the category “Young Adult”.
– Winner of 2015 Paris Book Festival in the category “Young Adult”.
– Winner of 2015 International Book Awards in the category “Fiction / Young Adult”.
– Winner of 2015 New York Book Festival in the category “Young Adult”.
– 2015 Los Angeles Book Festival – Runner-up in the category “Young Adult”.
– 2015 San Francisco Book Festival – Runner-up in the category “Young Adult”.
– 2015 DIY Book Festival in Los Angeles: Honorable Mention in the category “Young Adult”.

About the Author

F. T. Camargo is an Italian Brazilian living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. An award winning architect and author, he also studied Arts and Media and has a post degree in Economics and MBA in e-commerce. He is a vegetarian because of his love for all animals and has been deeply involved in causes for their protection and freedom. He is a world traveler adventurer, outdoor sports lover, speaks 4 languages and has published a travel book “Rio, Maravilha!”
For many years he has been practicing yoga and meditation and studying the Kabbalah. His exploration of spiritual teachings motivated a commitment to self-development which in turn created a new path and goal in life. Shanti and the Magic Mandala was born from his inner journey.

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Cover Reveal: The Keepsake (The Empress Chronicles #2) by Suzy Vitello

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by Suzy Vitello
Release Date: December 1st 2015

Summary from Goodreads:
In this second Empress Chronicles book, Liz and Sisi continue their intertwined journey through time. On the heels of discovering a magical locket in the empress diary, Liz comes to understand its very special power: the wearer must speak the truth. Not only that, but it turns out that there are three lockets, each with their own magic and power.

Meanwhile, Sisi realizes that she’s communicating with a girl who lives 150 years in the future. A girl who knows what awaits her if she marries the emperor: lack of personal freedom and a legacy that will refer to her as the “reluctant empress.”

With the world’s future hanging in the balance, the two heroines must work together to thwart Lola, whose ambition to rule the Habsburg Empire will rewrite history, and lead to a terrifying new version of reality.

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About Suzy VitellodQkfReHRvg0otTbiYRXMQ6ibWylDftzBnWE9bYHX3ko
Suzy Vitello is a proud founding member of a critique group recently dubbed The Hottest Writing Group in Portland, and her short stories have won fellowships and prizes (including the Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Award, and an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship).

Suzy’s young adult novels, THE MOMENT BEFORE and THE EMPRESS CHRONICLES are available wherever books and ebooks are sold.

An e-chapbook of some of her stories, UNKISS ME, can be found here

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