Thursday, April 21, 2016

{Blog Tour Guest Post w/ #GIVEAWAY} There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane


There Once Were Stars
by Melanie McFarlane
Publication Date:  April 26, 2016
Publisher:  Month9Books


Peace. Love. Order. Dome. That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of the dome. Now Nat wants answers. Is there life outside the dome and if so, what has the Order been hiding from everyone?

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Is the cause of the radiation in the book? If not, what cause the world to be radiated?
In There Once Were Stars, no one has lived outside of Dome 1618 for four generations, due to the radiation on the outside. But where did this radiation come from, and why hasn’t anyone tried to go outside since?
In the novel, Nat briefly mentions the Cleansing Wars, but doesn’t go into much detail. We learn in the first two chapters that a virus broke out before there were domed cities, almost a century ago. Domes were built to house the immune, while the rest of the world succumbed to nuclear war, in an attempt to eradicate the virus.
In the first draft, I had a lot of focus on the Cleansing Wars, but realized it was so far removed from Nat’s present day that I cut most of it out. In truth, it still exists throughout the novel as a reflection of our fear of that which we cannot control, and how our fear can drive us to make inhumane choices.
And that is where the radiation comes from…though I can’t tell you what happens after Nat sees a boy on the outside who isn’t affected by the radiation her people still fear…





Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, Melanie McFarlane jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie has focused her powers on her upcoming YA trilogy: THERE ONCE WERE STARS and her YA urban fantasy series: SUMMONER RISING.



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Sunday, April 17, 2016

{New Release} The Missing Pieces by H.S. Strickland ~ #99Cents

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Sloane Bennett: I have a huge secret. One that could change the lives of the people I love. If they found out it would make them question everything. So, what does that force me to do? Lie. Lie my ass off. Every day, all day. Then Ryan saunters in my life with a cocky smile and changes my outlook on life. He's dangerous, I know, but I can't seem to stay away.
Which may cost me my family. Ryan Huntley: I like being the cocky guy. I like to be the joker. Why, you ask? Because it conceals my pain. Then Sloane sashays in my life with mysterious green eyes. She makes me re-think everything. She gives me hope and faith. But she's hiding something and I am determined to find out what. Which may cost me my life.  

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H.S. Strickland is from a small town in South GA called Brunswick, but moved to SC when she was in her early teens. She has three daughters, a husband and too many animals to count. H.S. has always had a passion for reading, but recently starting writing, although it has always been a dream. Her Nanny always told her to follow her dreams, which is how she got into writing. That and her characters were nagging to have their stories told. If you can’t find H.S. behind the keyboard making magic, you will find her chasing her daughters around the house. If not that then curled in her big red comfy chair reading. She loves alpha-males who are almost ass holes, but still have a sweet spot for their woman. She has loved the entire journey to where she is now and couldn’t thank y’all enough!

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

{Cover Reveal} Unforeseen Secrets Boxset by N. Nieto

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TITLE: Unforeseen Secrets Boxset
AUTHOR: N. Nieto
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
IMPRINT/PUBLISHER: Edge, Bison Publishing
RELEASES: May 3rd, 2016

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Resurrected Secrets, Book 1
Mandy Miller is a broken woman trying to keep everything together. She lost her will to love when a drunk driver took her husband and two children away from her. She is sick of all the sympathetic looks she gets in her hometown of Cottonwood Alabama, so she makes the drastic change and moves across the country to L.A to follow her dreams and become a lawyer. She thinks she finally has everything together and can leave her horrific past behind. That is until she meets her new assistant who turns her world upside down.Joshua Rodgers is new to town and is looking for a job to help him pay his way through Law School. He finds the perfect job as an assistant at one of the best law firms in L.A. Joshua quickly becomes smitten with his new boss and vows to never hurt her. But what happens when he is the very reason for her pain?

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Sandra sees all she will ever want when she looks at her best friend Mandy and her fiance Josh. She wants that. She wants true love.With her 30th birthday quickly approaching she is certain it will never happen for her. Is she destined to be the crazy cat lady and be forever alone?She finds herself getting unwanted attention from a stranger in a night club. Will he turn out to be her one true love or her one true regret...Secrets Of A Shattered

Heart, Book 3
Collin Morrow has 4 days before he is deployed back overseas. When the love of his life goes missing he has to choose between saving her or going AWOL… There is no choice he will save her at all cost.Sandra Jones finds herself broken and alone with no one to turn to for help when she needs it the most. She fights for life in this gripping tale of love and obsession.Can Collen save Sandra not only from her capture but from herself?


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Let me tell you a little bit about myself…. I am a true southern belle. I like my sweet tea and I like blessing hearts. I was born and raised in a one stop light town in North Alabama. As a child I was a bit of a tomboy. I loved riding bikes and playing basketball and volley ball. I have 2 younger sisters and although I never had a brother my older cousin was the closest thing to that than anyone.
As a teen I loved to read. My favorite author was Lurlene McDaniel, I loved and still love all of her books. I think I have made it through all of them by now. Lol. Although I have added several authors to my favorites list I still enjoy her writing style. But she isn’t the reason I became an author. That is all my cousin LeAmbra’s fault. Y’all may know her better as Author Salice Rodgers. I had a dream one night about an unplanned and secrets filled relationship between a broken women and even more broken man and I asked Amber to write a book about it. She refused and said she wouldn’t write my story that I should. So that’s how Resurrected Secrets was born and Author N. Nieto.
These days I spend my time chasing kids and cleaning house. I somehow find time to read and write in the middle of all of that crazy. I always say as long as one person likes my stories then it is worth it in the end for me.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

{Cover Reveal} Just Peachy by T.J. Michaels


Hi, I’m DesreĆ© Shaw. I’m a self-made woman and the new owner of Shaw Mile High Ranch and Orchards. I’m a bonafide shoe whore, lover of cowboys, kink, and karma. Come for a visit. I’ll supply the rope.

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Just Peachy by T.J. Michaels 
Series A Twilight Teahouse Story 
Genre Erotic Contemporary Romance 
Publisher Bent West 
Publication Date May 17, 2016

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About T.J. Michaels USA Today and New York Times bestseller, T.J. Michaels, is also an award-winning author of several romance genres, including paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and urban fantasy romance. No matter the genre TJ is penning, her favorite thing to do is build worlds. To take you somewhere extraordinary. To transport you to a place where you can close your eyes and slip into your fantasy...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

•★•★•NEW RELEASE: SAVING TAYA BY B. BENFIELD #99CENTS! •★•★•


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Taya’s faith in God was unflappable, until fate played a cruel trick on her. On the cusp of finding out her boyfriend is actually married, and leaving her once-loved career, she decides, with the help of her beloved grandmother, to start over by moving back home to Virginia to run the family gift shop. She never expected to meet the town cop, Carter.
Carter fights his own demons, but his belief in God’s ultimate plan stays strong. Sensing Taya’s inner struggle, he works at helping her find her way again. However, life slaps Taya in the face once again, destroying her already precarious faith in God. Carter’s by her side, never losing his belief in Taya. Each day spent with her, his feelings for her become stronger. Taya, enduring one of life’s many battles, feels the same for Carter.
When Carter has to make a trip back home to Texas, Taya is left behind and discovers just how punishing life can be. Kidnapped and scared, Taya finally turns to God and prays. Prays she’ll make it out alive, prays she’ll see the man she’s coming to love, and prays she’ll made it back home to her ailing grandmother.
Will Carter make it in time to save Taya before her newly-found faith dissolves?
 

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B. Benfield is a Contemporary Christian Romance author. She got her start writing New Adult Romance.
She went on to self-publish four novels before ultimately deciding to take those books off the shelves, follow her heart, and pursue Christian Romance.
 
She’s a banker by day and a writer by night, spending all time in between hanging out with her husband, son, friends, and family!
She loves to hear from her readers, so don’t hesitate to shoot her a message!
 

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Monday, April 11, 2016

{Cover Reveal w/ #GIVEAWAY} Spindle by Shonna Slayton


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Fans of fairy-tale retellings, this one's for you!

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From the author of Cinderella’s Dress, a brand-new standalone novel that retells the story of Sleeping Beauty, this time set during the Industrial Revolution.
Sleeping Beauty's happily ever after isn't the end of the story...
The evil fairy's magic is still trapped in her unfulfilled curse, and the only way to release it is to see a girl to the death. But the spindle has been hidden away for centuries, until a peddler offers it to an unsuspecting mill girl during the Industrial Revolution.
Briar Jenny had planned to escape her life of poverty and hardship with Wheeler, an ambitious young man who plans to leave the valley and start his own business. Trouble is, he no longer cares for her, fancying the new girl who just moved into town to work at the cotton mill. When Briar tries to use the spindle to win back Wheeler's heart and secure her future, she has no idea the power she has unleashed.
After pricking her finger on the magic spindle, she falls under a sleeping sickness that slowly claims her body bit by bit. It will take all her strength, to not only survive, but also break the curse and defeat the evil fairy for good.
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Book Title: Spindle 
Author: Shonna Slayton 
Release Date: Oct. 4, 2016 
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy

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SHONNA SLAYTON writes historical fairy tales for Entangled TEEN. Cinderella's Dress and Cinderella's Shoes, set in the 1940s are out now. Spindle, a Sleeping Beauty inspired tale set in the late 1800s, will be out October 2016.
She finds inspiration in reading vintage diaries written by teens, who despite using different slang, sound a lot like teenagers today. When not writing, Shonna enjoys amaretto lattes and spending time with her husband and children in Arizona.
The best way to keep in touch is by signing up for her monthly newsletter. She sends out behind-the-scenes info you can't read anywhere else. Sign up is on the sidebar of her website Shonna Slayton.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

{Grand Finale w/ #GIVEAWAY} Trix and the Faerie Queen by Alethea Kontis


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Review & Excerpt Tour Grand Finale for
Trix and the Faerie Queen
By Alethea Kontis

We hope you enjoyed hearing about Trix Woodcutter, who finally has his own adventure! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now and read the first chapter of the book...

Launch - Welcome to Faerie

Trix Woodcutter and I invite you all to join us on this newest adventure. Trix and the Faerie Queen is filled with more talking animals than I ever thought I would write and a journey to a place from my dreams: Under the Hill, to the high seat of the Faerie Queen. There are so many characters in this story (Alastair is going to hurt me when he starts making notes for the audio)--I won’t tell you which one is my favorite. That is a choice you must make yourself.

Prism Book Tours - Excerpt: Chapter 1, Part 1

Most people with common sense would have remembered that gold did not float. Trix Woodcutter rarely qualified as “most people.”

“Trixie, you are a prize idiot,” he said to himself, because neither Peter nor Saturday were there to say it for him. He took a deep breath and dove hard.

Wishful Endings - Excerpt: Chapter 1, Part 2

“Perhaps our next attempt at swimming should be in a shallower pond,” she said when she caught her breath.

“Perhaps indeed. Thank you, friends!” Trix patted the heads of the turtles and bid them farewell before turning back to Lizinia. “I’m sorry. I did not think about the gold.”


Brooke Blogs - Excerpt: Chapter 1, Part 3

“What? Trix, you’re staring at me.”

“And here I thought the stars were amazing.”

“It’s not amazing. It’s just how I am.”

“Trust me,” said Trix. “To the rest of the world, you’re pretty amazing.”


"Trix and the Faerie Queen, by Alethea Kontis, is just as awesome as the previous book, Trixter. I love these two of all the Books of Arriland most of all because they are so full of light and laughter, as opposed to the creepy dark magic in a few of the others. I also love how all the books tie together so perfectly."

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Trix held fast to Lizinia’s hand, but he did not move. The noise had happened, but he felt no vibrations beneath his feet. Not so much as a breath of wind stirred the leaves in the trees of the forest around them. He closed his eyes and searched inside himself for the Fear that Needa the spider had taught him about. There was a sort of…tingle…at the back of his neck and in his belly. This might have been the animal magic inside him telling him flee, but his instincts were still not strong enough to know where.



"Readers will enjoy the blossoming fairy tale friendship between Trix and his golden girl Lizinia. Their budding relationship is totally fairy tale--Lizinia is the perfect companion and Trix is completely appreciative of her talents. Fans of Arilland will be happy to see a couple of Trix's sisters and hear about more. Readers will be left clamoring for more at the end of the novel and eagerly await the next installment."

Becky on Books - Excerpt: Chapter 1, Part 5

“Have a care, Trix Woodcutter. It would not do to to have you falling to your death right when I need you most.”

Power. The woman’s voice that filled his ears was powerful. It reminded him of someone—a member of his family?—but he could not place it.

Colorimetry - Excerpt: Chapter 1, Part 6

The moment Trix put all the pieces together, he was too shocked to reply. What in the world did the Faerie Queen want with him? If this even was the world…on this grassy mound, surrounded by a ring of mushrooms. Even the mushrooms bowed, bonnets to the queen.


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“You are the Boy Who Talks to Animals,” she said. “And with the fey magic bound, anyone under the Hill with animal magic has been turned into a beast. They cannot talk to us, nor can they talk to each other. Soon there will be nothing but chaos, and such an imbalance can tear this world apart.” The Faerie Queen clasped her hands together as she made her plea. “I want to make you my Emissary, Trix Woodcutter. You must speak for the animals. Save Faerie. And save the world.”

A Backwards Story - Review of Trixter

"I'm really glad there's more than one book about Trix and his journey because the first book, TRIXTER, is novella-length and we don't spend nearly enough time with Trix or his new, gold-dipped friend Lizinia. . . . I love the way Trix is also at the center of an epic prophecy, as are many of the Woodcutters."


Though not a long story, Trix & the Faerie Queen packs a powerful punch. It doesn't slow its pace for a moment as our lovable scamp Trix and his golden companion Lizinia fall into one scrape after another. We get the chance to reunite with some familiar faces, and to put faces with a few of the names we've heard about. And we finally get to go to Faerie. *squee!* . . . With the ending I am left with here, waiting even until fall for Alethea's next book seems far too long a wait.

Whatever - Special Author Interview

“TEHETHJO” is one heck of an acronym, but Alethea Kontis knows what it means, why it’s important, and how it relates to her new novel Trix and the Faerie Queen.

Thanks for visiting the fantasy world of Arriland! Don't forget to enter the giveaway below...

Trix and the Faerie Queen (Books of Arilland Book #6)
Trix and the Faerie Queen
(Books of Arriland #6)
by Alethea Kontis
YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 210 Pages
March 28th 2016

Join Trix Woodcutter on an epic new animal-filled adventure!

Fey magic and animal magic: that troublemaking imp Trix Woodcutter has both, if not the ability to use them to their full potential. While traveling with his companion—the golden girl Lizinia—to see the King of Eagles, Trix is sent a vision of the Faerie Queen, who is in desperate need of his help. An evil sorceress has stormed Faerie and trapped all the fey magic under the Hill, leaving the Faerie Queen powerless! Trix’s talent for communicating with animals is desperately needed…but before he braves the wild world of Faerie he must arm himself, with nothing less than the bow and arrows of a god.

With the help of his gilded companion, her ghost-cat godfather, a blind brownie and a sister or two, the Boy Who Talks to Animals must befriend a mischievous leprechaun, best a wolf, and journey into the depths of Faerie to restore order and free the fey magic before the imbalance destroys the world.

Trix and the Faerie Queen is second in The Trix Adventures and sixth in the Books of Arilland.

Fans of the Woodcutter Sisters: Desperate to know what happened to Saturday and Peregrine after they found Trix at the end of HERO? Here’s your chance!


Other Books in the Series

Hero (Woodcutter Sisters #2)

Trixter (Books of Arilland #3)Dearest (Woodcutter Sisters, #3)Tales of Arilland (Books of Arilland #5)


Alethea Kontis is a princess, author, fairy godmother, and geek. Her bestselling Books of Arilland fairytale series won two Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Awards (Enchanted and Tales of Arilland), and was twice nominated for the Andre Norton Award. Alethea also penned the AlphaOops picture books, The Wonderland Alphabet, Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome, Beauty & Dynamite, The Dark-Hunter Companion (w/Sherrilyn Kenyon), and a myriad of poems, essays, and short stories. Princess Alethea lives and writes on the Space Coast of Florida with her teddy bear, Charlie. You can find her on her YouTube channel, all the social media, and at www.aletheakontis.com.

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3 copies of Trixter and Trix and the Faerie Queen (signed copies if US, ebooks if INT)
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