Thursday, October 26, 2017

Enter to win a Kindle Fire during the Rage of the Dragon King Release Day Celebration!




Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for
Rage of the Dragon King by J. Keller Ford
presented by Month9Books!
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Happy Book Birthday, Jenny!




David and Charlotte paid their dues. They traveled to another realm, battled the Dragon King, recovered the all important magic key to the mage tunnels, and found the heir to the throne of Hirth, as promised. Now it's time to go home. There’s just one problem: the powerful crystals needed to activate the tunnels have been stolen…and David’s parents have mysteriously disappeared along with them. Guess who’s not going home to Havendale anytime soon.
Eric Hamden, squire extraordinaire, survived the poisonous knick of a shadowmorth’s blade, rescued the king of Hirth from the bowels of the dragon's lair, and confronted a heartbreaking betrayal that nearly got him killed. Still reeling from the news, Eric sets his sights on a daring rescue only to wind up in a prison of his own with David and Charlotte at his side. But rescues come in strange ways, and before they know it, the three end up in David's hometown of Havendale...and Eric gets a quick schooling in Modern Life 101. He'd rather fight a dragon.
With secrets, lies and betrayals meeting them at every turn, David, Charlotte and Eric soon discover that Havendale isn't the sanctuary they'd hoped for. Even their best-laid plans can't prepare them for the danger that stalks them. This time, no amount of magic or prayers can save them. War has been declared, and in the final battle, someone must make the ultimate sacrifice. Let the battle begin.

Rage of the Dragon King (The Chronicles of Fallhollow #2)
by J. Keller Ford
Publication Date: October 24, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books


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J. (Jenny) Keller Ford is a scribbler of speculative fiction and YA tales. As an Army brat, she traveled the world and wandered the halls of some of Germany’s most extraordinary castles in hopes of finding snarky dragons, chivalrous knights, and wondrous magic to permeate her imagination. What she found remains etched in her topsy-turvy mind and oozes out in sweeping tales of courage, sacrifice, honor and everlasting love.

When not torturing her keyboard or trying to silence the voices in her head, Jenny spends time collecting seashells, bowling, screaming on roller coasters and traveling. She is a mom to four magnificent and noble offspring and currently lives in paradise on the west coast of Florida with a menagerie of royal pets, and her own quirky knight who was brave enough to marry her.

Published works include The Passing of Millie Hudson, a paranormal short story that can be found in READING GLASSES. IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING is her debut novel and the first installment in the Chronicles of Fallhollow Trilogy. Book 2 in the series is slated for Fall 2016.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Simulation Theory and Science Fiction

I have loved science fiction since I was in elementary school. My first science fiction book I got a library book sale was The City of Gold and Lead by John Christopher. I remember my mind being blown and before I even realized it, I was hooked.

I have been watching and reading various science fiction stories ever since. When I have story ideas they almost always are in the science fiction genre. Now, I know this is a nitch genre. I think a lot of us enjoy Star Wars and other uber-popular science fiction stories. This makes me wonder though, how many of us actually stop to contemplate all the possibilities for our universe.

About a month ago I stumbled upon a scientific theory that really caused me to question and think about our universe. This theory is the simulation theory. I'm still devouring information on it and writing out my notes, trying to make sense of everything I am learning. Basically...science is pointing to the fact that the movie The Matrix is closer to what reality is than what we have thought. Just let that sink in.....

We could be a sim in a game like The Sims, but we are becoming a sim that knows it is in the sims game. Uh...yeah.

What really gets crazy is that scientist from different studies are coming to this same conclusion. I am no scientist but as a person who questions everything, this is all almost overwhelming to me.

As a writer, story ideas are just oozing out of my brain at such a fast rate I can hardly keep up. This is a great problem to have, especially right before national novel writing month.

This also gets me excited for the future! What will we learn about our reality now with this theory at the forefront?

I encourage you to seek out some understanding on this. It does take an open mind I feel. In science, we question everything and want to keep an open mind, but I think most of the time we think we "are open" but really don't want to have to change our thinking if we don't have too. The truth is always a hard pill to swallow.

I'm now at the point where I can accept that what I perceive as my reality may not be a true representation of the true reality, but where does that leave our consciousness? Do we still have souls?

Like I said, these questions make for amazing novel ideas!

So, take a deep breath and watch this video below. See if your mind is blown as well! What do you think? Could we really be in a simulated reality? 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Release Day Celebration for Fearless by Jennifer Jenkins




Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for
Fearless (Nameless #3) by Jennifer Jenkins
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In exactly twenty-three days, Gryphon will offer his life to Chief Barnabas in exchange for the lives of his best friend and mess brothers. Until then, he must keep his plans from Zo while avoiding the Wolves of the Allied Camp. But Gryphon is not the only one harboring secrets. To spare her own life, Zo has made a blood oath promising to help the Kodiak Clan free their families living as Nameless slaves. When Gryphon learns the truth — that the peaceful life he’d planned for Zo is not secure — he divulges a secret that will give the Allies the upper hand against the Ram.
Now, The Great Move is underway and a final battle between the Wolf, Ram, Kodiak and Raven cannot be stopped. Strength will be tested. Loyalties will be questioned. Alliances will form. In a world of uncertainty and danger, Zo and Gryphon may finally have what they’ve each always wanted.

Fearless (Nameless #3) by Jennifer Jenkins
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books


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With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington and appreciate the finer points of ancient battle stratagem. (Seriously, she’s obsessed with ancient warfare.) However, life had different plans in store when the writing began. As a proud member of Writers Cubed, and a co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, she feels blessed to be able to fulfill both her ambition to work with teens as well as write Young Adult fiction.
Jennifer has three children who are experts at naming her characters, one loving, supportive husband, a dog with little-man syndrome, and three chickens (of whom she is secretly afraid).



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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Release Day Celebration for Poppy Mayberry by Jennie K. Brown



Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for
Poppy Mayberry: Return to Power Academy
(Nova Kids #2) by Jennie K. Brown
presented by Tantrum Books/Month9Books!
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Happy Book Birthday, Jennie!


Finding out you were wrong about something important can be a let down. But Poppy is pleased to learn she's not just a Monday. She's a Cusper, a weekday lucky enough to have TWO powers. Poppy's elation is short-lived when she, Ellie, Logan, and Sam return to Power Academy as camp counselors, only to find themselves out of their element and struggling with the new drama teacher and his disaster of a school musical. When some campers go missing, Poppy and her team of weekdays are on the case. Soon, Poppy begins to realize that much like her powers, the seemingly-perfect town of Nova has some flaws, and the origin of her powers is as questionable as Headmistress Clothes-too-tight Larriby's choice in outfits.If only there were more days in the week!
Poppy Mayberry: Return To Power Academy
(Nova Kids #2) by Jennie K. Brown
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
Publisher: Tantrum Books

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Jennie K. Brown is a high school English teacher by day, freelance magazine writer by night, and middlegrade/young adult author by late-night and weekend. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Jennie can be found reading a good book, traveling, or spending time with her awesome husband, amazing son and super-spoiled yorkie.In 2010, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) named Jennie the Pennsylvania English teacher of excellence, and she currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Council for Teachers of English and Language Arts (PCTELA). She is also an active member of SCBWI, NCTE and ALAN.
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Friday, October 6, 2017

Release Week for 27 Hours by Tristina Wright





Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for
27 Hours by Tristina Wright
presented by Entangled Teen!
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Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.
But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them.

Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother's shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon's darkest secret.

They’ll both have to commit treason to find the truth.

During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.

27 Hours is a sweeping, thrilling story featuring a stellar cast of queer teenagers battling to save their homes and possibly every human on Sahara as the clock ticks down to zero.
27 Hours by Tristina Wright
Publication Date:  October 3, 2017
Publisher:  Entangled Teen


Tristina Wright is a blue-haired bisexual with anxiety and opinions. She’s also possibly a mermaid, but no one can get confirmation. She fell in love with science fiction and fantasy at a young age and frequently got caught writing in class instead of paying attention. She enjoys worlds with monsters and kissing and monsters kissing. She married a nerd who can build computers and make the sun shine with his smile. Most days, she can be found drinking coffee from her favorite chipped mug and making up more stories for her wombfruit, who keep life exciting and unpredictable.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Insecure Writer's Support Group Monthly Post

Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?

My main characters always have a little bit of me in them. When I first starting writing they would be almost mirrors of me without me even knowing it. It wasn't until I had some friends read my work and point it out to me. Since then, and after some writing classes I have learned how to create different/new personalities for my characters. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Release Week for Never Apart by Romily Bernard!



Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for
Never Apart by Romily Bernard
presented by Entangled Teen!
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How many times would you die for love?

What if you had to relive the same five days over and over?

And what if at the end of it, your boyfriend is killed…

And you have to watch. Every time.

You don’t know why you’re stuck in this nightmare.

But you do know that these are the rules you now live by:

Wake Up.

Run.

Die.

Repeat.

Now, the only way to escape this loop is to attempt something crazy. Something dangerous. Something completely unexpected. This time…you’re not going to run.

Combining heart-pounding romance and a thrilling mystery Never Apart is a stunning story you won’t soon forget.
Never Apart by Romily Bernard
Publication Date:  October 3, 2017
Publisher:  Entangled Teen


Romily Bernard graduated from Georgia State University with a literature degree. Since then, she's worked as a riding instructor, cell-phone salesperson, personal assistant, horse groomer and exercise rider, accounting assistant, and, during a very dark time, customer service representative. . . . She's also, of course, now a YA novelist. So don't let anyone tell you a BA degree will keep you unemployed. Romily currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Her debut novel, Find Me, won the Golden Heart Award for YA Romance from the Romance Writers of America in 2012.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway during the Seize Today Release Week!



Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for
Seize Today (Forget Tomorrow #3)
by Pintip Dunn
presented by Entangled Teen!
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Seventeen-year-old Olivia Dresden is a precognitive. Since different versions of people’s futures flicker before her eyes, she doesn’t have to believe in human decency. She can see the way for everyone to be their best self-if only they would make the right decisions. No one is more conflicted than her mother, and Olivia can only watch as Chairwoman Dresden chooses the dark, destructive course every time. Yet Olivia remains fiercely loyal to the woman her mother could be.

But when the chairwoman captures Ryder Russell, the striking and strong-willed boy from the rebel Underground, Olivia sees a vision of her own imminent death…at Ryder’s hand. Despite her bleak fate, she rescues Ryder and flees with him, drawing her mother’s fury and sparking a romance as doomed as Olivia herself. As the full extent of Chairwoman Dresden’s gruesome plan is revealed, Olivia must find the courage to live in the present-and stop her mother before she destroys the world.

Seize Today (Forget Tomorrow #3)
by Pintip Dunn
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen

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Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. Pintip's debut novel, FORGET TOMORROW, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. In addition, it is a finalist for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, the Japanese Sakura Medal, and the MASL Truman Award. THE DARKEST LIE was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her other books include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, the novella BEFORE TOMORROW, and GIRL ON THE VERGE. She lives with her husband and children in Maryland. You can learn more about Pintip and her books at www.pintipdunn.com


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