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1. Giveaway: Tammy & the Declaration of Independence (The Wutherington Diaries #2) US Only

Tammy and the Declaration of Independence ( The Wurtherington Diary Book #2) 

Illustrated by Duy Trung, Nour Hassan, Jesse Ty 

Release Date: October 1, 2015

 

About the Book


Follow alongside of ten-year-old Tammy Wurtherington, the little doll girl from River Falls, Ohio in this exciting new adventure that is sure to delight any youngster. Her cute associates, Cedric the Mongoose, Zeke the orphaned opossum, and Alfred the mouse accompany her in this trip through history in which they must see that the space-time continuum is maintained and the Declaration of Independence is signed on July Fourth, 1776. The emphasis is on telling a spell binding story that will leave any reader with a firm understanding of the events that led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the reasons for the Revolutionary War.


The reader will be alongside of the leaders of the Revolutionary War as they reach the decisions that will make them true heroes in the minds of historians. Tammy becomes a part of the rebel minutemen and joins the spy network that led to Paul Revere's famous ride in which he declared, "The British Coming!" Ride along with Tammy and Paul Revere and then witness her account of "The Shot Heard Around the World?" in Lexington. Historians have long argued as to exactly who fired that first shot that began the Revolution War and Tammy's accounting settles the issue for all time.


You will be there on a hot summer day in Independence Hall when the Committee of Five, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Ben Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston are nominated to write the Declaration of Independence. Take part in the discussions during the three weeks in which they created what many believe to be the most important words in the history of the English language. The reader will be see how Tammy assisted Betsy Ross and George Washington in creating the first American flag. And exactly how did that crack in the Liberty Bell occur?


Whether you are a young reader or a parent/educator, everyone will enjoy this remarkable tale of a wonderful little girl who became a legend in her efforts to "nudge" history and see that the American Revolution began with out a hitch.

On a final note, Reynold Jay brought in an international team of restoration artists to restore the beautiful illustrations that were found in the Diary. In that there was a flood, the Diary and the art were nearly lost forever. Reynold Jay says, "It has been a two year journey and I can only hope that we find readers for it. Whether there is any interest in the private thoughts of a little girl living in 1883 will be of any interest to today's modern readers is yet to be seen."


Progress and updated news on the series may be found at the writer's web site.


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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Reynold Jay is the leader of a team dedicated to publishing the fascinating  1883 Wurtherington Diary. He has authored a dozen books and co-authored a non-fiction book with Amara, "Eternal Defilement." Once a Special Education teacher--now an author/publisher/restoration professional,  he hopes to inspire his readers with this series meant for young and old alike.

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1 winner will receive a signed book. US only.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries: How many British soldiers do Tammy and Mark see marching through River Falls as they walk to school? Check out Reynold Jay's web site.

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2. Happy Book Birthday to Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman!

Hey PubCrawlers, JJ here on a special Tuesday post. Today our very own Erin Bowman has a new book out! Come, raise a glass, toast our friend, and celebrate!

Huzzah, huzzah, huzzah, it’s finally here!

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If you guys have been living under a rock, then you might not have heard of Erin’s awesome new YA Western pitched as True Grit meets the legend of the Lost Dutchman. I’ve wanted this book ever since I read the synopsis:

Vengeance Road

Welcome to the Wild West.

When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate discovers more about her family’s secrets, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there’s room for love in a heart so full of hate.

In the spirit of True Grit, this novel makes the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation.

If that doesn’t make you want to read this, then just check out this trailer!

If you’re still not convinced, then look at the heaps of praise piled on to Vengeance Road!

★ An unflinchingly bloody tale of the Wild West…Thoroughly engrossing.

Publishers Weekly, starred review

A vivid portrait of a lawless world…The book demands the same stoicism from its readers as the heroine herself possesses.

School Library Journal

Refreshingly believable. Readers will be entranced by Bowman’s swiftly paced, romantic revenge drama.

Booklist

Fast-paced [and] entertaining.

VOYA

A story of grit, love, and deadly revenge that climbs off the page and into your heart–saddle up for a thrilling, harrowing ride!

—Alexandra Bracken, NYT bestselling author of The Darkest Minds trilogy

Vengeance Road is a page-turning, unputdownable story of revenge. Bowman paints a thrilling, vivid picture of 1877 Arizona, and Kate is a heroine to be reckoned with.

—Jessica Spotswood, author of The Cahill Witch Chronicles

Gritty and honest, Vengeance Road captures the heart of the Wild West.

—Mindy McGinnis, author of Not a Drop to Drink

A take-no-prisoners heroine with a bloody debt to settle. I’m still breathing in the dust and hot Arizona sun.

—Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman’s Daughter

Relentlessly readable, Vengeance Road is a perfect western. You won’t be able to turn in until you get to the very last page!

—Saundra Mitchell, author of The Springsweet

Flinty and fierce, Kate is a formidable addition to the pantheon of tough young adult heroines. Her story and voice crackles to life.

—A.C. Gaughen, author of the Scarlet trilogy

Gold madness, a good-for-nothing posse, and frontier justice: Vengeance Road is everything you could want in a Western.

Jodi Meadows, author of the Incarnate trilogy

Vengeance Road had a bit of everything I love most in storytelling: a kick-butt heroine, life-or-death stakes, action to make my heart pound, and morals that go gray around the edges. This is the kind of book I’ll re-read again and again.

—Susan Dennard, author of the Something Strange and Deadly series

PLUS, Vengeance Road is one of PW’s Picks of the Week!

Based on all the excitement over Erin’s cover reveal, I know I’m not the only one dancing to read this. I love a good western. Growing up in California, my family history was shaped by the Wild West, gold mining, and cattle ranching, and the cowboy mystique holds some shiny for me still. I can’t WAIT to share this book with y’all!

To celebrate Erin’s release, I am giving away one hardcover copy of Vengeance Road. Tweet us a message, visit our Facebook page, add to your Goodreads shelves, or leave us a comment letting us know what your favourite Western is! Contest open until September 8, 2015 (sorry, US only!).

CONGRATS, ERIN!!!!!

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Erin BowmanERIN BOWMAN is a YA writer, letterpress lover, and Harry Potter enthusiast living in New Hampshire. Her Taken trilogy is available from HarperTeen, and her new book Vengeance Road is out now from HMH. You can visit Erin’s blog (updated occasionally) or find her on Twitter (updated obsessively).

ALSO! Two other PubCrawlers (one current, one alumna) also have books/novellas out today! Congrats to Jodi Meadows for the release of The Glowing Knight (an Orphan Queen novella) and Sarah J. Maas for the release of Queen of Shadows!

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3. Coloring Page Tuesday - Bagpipe Playing Bear

     In honor of our new home, I give you the most traditional of Scottish traditions - a bagpipe being played by a bear. Okay, maybe the bear part isn't quite so traditional. But I sure have been hearing a lot of these lately!
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     When the birds return to Water Street, will anyone be left to hear them sing? A miner's strike allows green and growing things to return to the Red Hills, but that same strike may force residents to seek new homes and livelihoods elsewhere. Follow the story of Jack Hicks as he struggles to hold onto everything he loves most.
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4. Captain No Beard Series, by Award-Winning Author Carole P. Roman | Giveaway

Enter to win a complete autographed set of the Captain No Beard series, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; plus the PLAYMOBIL Red Serpent Pirate Ship. Giveaway begins September 1, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 30, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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5. Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous, by Juan Carlos Alonso and Gregory S. Paul | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous (Quatro Kids Books, 2015), written by Juan Carlos Alonso and Gregory S. Paul. Giveaway begins August 31, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 30, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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6. Little Robot Blog Tour

Thanks to First Second Books for providing a review copy and a giveaway for Ben Hatke's latest title, Little Robot, due out this coming Tuesday (09/01/2015)! Read on for my honest review, and remember to check the rest of the blog tour stops along the way for more reviews and chances to win!

About the Book

When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!

#1 New York Times Bestselling author Ben Hatke brings his signature sweetness to a simple, moving story about friendship and overcoming fears that will appeal to readers of all ages.

 

Visit the publisher's page to view excerpts and find links to purchase the book.

Click here to find out more

 

About the Author

Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl graphic novel trilogy and the picture book Julia's House for Lost Creatures. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters. His latest book is Little Robot.

Alethea's Review

Even if you've never read a Ben Hatke book or graphic novel before, you're in for a treat with Little Robot. Hatke's drawing and storytelling style is deceptively simple; at first glance it doesn't seem like there's much going on--muted color palette, subtle lines, mostly wordless panels. But as you turn the pages, a deeper appreciation takes root as you get to know the characters and their quirks. 

A lonesome little girl finds a robot after it literally falls off a truck. Unpacking the Little Robot, she tinkers with it a bit as it seems unsteady and unsure. After parking the little robot in a junkyard car overnight, she returns the next day for adventures and play. Little Robot goes along with her, and for a while things are great--but then a big, mean robot from the warehouse is sent to retrieve the missing unit. As if that weren't enough to deal with, Little Robot doesn't seem to understand the difference between "alive" and "not alive", and starts to look for things that are a little more like him, and a lot less like his new friend.

Hatke deftly illustrates emotion, not just on the part of the little girl--her elation at finding a companion, the enthusiasm she puts into fixing things with her tools (she wears them on a handy utility belt), and her dismay when her new pal seems less interested in her and more interested in an abandoned pickup truck they find. He also infuses personality into everything from a beat up old truck to a perky transistor radio, and admirably does so with an economy of words. Little Robot and various other androids that appear later in the book show varying degrees of sentience, and the interplay between them makes for some funny, but also touching, scenes. Tension builds when Little Robot, Little Girl, and Big Robot's objectives clash and result in some unexpected twists. A few action sequences also liven up the plot, and the little girl has to rely on her wits and mechanical know-how to get out of a tight spot.

Aside from presenting us with spirited, playful art and a compelling tale, Hatke takes a "traditionally" boy topic (technology) and turns it on its ear with a non-white female character as the protagonist, doing so without losing the everyman (or everywoman?) appeal of a darned good yarn. 

5 stars - stay up all night

Blog Tour Schedule

Read Now Sleep Later, 8/31 http://www.readnowsleeplater.org/

Teen Lit Rocks, 9/1 http://teenlitrocks.com/

Cherry Blossoms and Maple Syrup, 9/2 https://innocencewalker.wordpress.com/

Bibliophilia, Please, 9/3 http://www.bibliophiliaplease.com/

The Book Monsters, 9/4 http://thebookmonsters.com/

Fly to Fiction, 9/5 http://flytofiction.blogspot.com/

Bumbles & Fairy Tales, 9/6 http://bumblesandfairytales.blogspot.com/

Stacked Books, 9/7 http://stackedbooks.org/

Ex Libris Kate, 9/8 http://exlibriskate.com/

The Book Rat, 9/9 http://www.thebookrat.com/

Working for the Mandroid, 9/10 http://www.workingforthemandroid.com/

Heise Reads, 9/11 http://www.heisereads.com/

The Hiding Spot, 9/12 http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com/

Fleen, 9/13 http://fleen.com/

Cuddlebuggery, 9/14 http://cuddlebuggery.com/

Giveaway Time

Win Little Robot by Ben Hatke, prize provided by the publisher, First Second Books. Just enter with the Rafflecopter widget below!

  1. Open to the US only, ends 9/8/2015.
  2. No purchase is necessary to enter a giveaway. Void where prohibited.
  3. We and the publisher are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.
  4. One set of entries per household please.
  5. If you are under 13, please get a parent or guardian's permission to enter, as you will be sharing personal info such as an email address.
  6. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter widget a day or two after the contest ends.
  7. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to to the email, otherwise we will pick a new winner.
  8. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at readnowsleeplater@gmail.com
  9. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY PERSONAL INFO IN THE COMMENTS. Sorry for the caps, but we always get people leaving their email in the comments. Rafflecopter will collect all that without having personal info in the comments for all the world (and spambots) to find.

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7. THE SCORCH TRIALS Movie Prize Pack Giveaway \\ $25 GC, Movie Tie-in Book & More

So we are SUPER huge fans of THE MAZE RUNNER series. We love the books and the first movie, and we can't WAIT for THE SCORCH TRIALS movie to come out! To celebrate the release (Sept 18), we are fortunate to have an amazing giveaway for one of you! Check it all out below!! Visit all the MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS websites - #ScorchTrials Visit the Official Website Like ‘Maze

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8. Giveaway: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (US Only)

MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS

20th Century Fox
In theaters September 18, 2015

 

The Maze was just the beginning!

See Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in theaters September 18

 


In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
 
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, and Patricia Clarkson
Screenplay By: T.S. Nowlin, based upon the novel “The Scorch Trials” by James Dashner
Directed By: Wes Ball

 

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Visit all the MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS websites - #ScorchTrials
Visit the Official Website
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One (1) winner receives:
$25 Visa to see the film in theaters
·         Survival Notebook

·         Stickers

Copy of the book (Movie Tie-In Cover)

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries: Who is your favorie character?

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9. Chasing Secrets, by Gennifer Choldenko | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Chasing Secrets (Wendy Lamb Books, August 2015), written by Gennifer Choldenko. Giveaway begins August 26, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 25, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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10. Coloring Page - Friendly Dragon

     In honor of the golden dragons at the Houdin Museum in Blois, France (which you can read about HERE), this week I give you a slightly less ferocious dragon.
     This image was originally created as a congratulations card for one of my graduating students at Hollins University, Kassy Keppol, who loves dragons!
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     When the birds return to Water Street, will anyone be left to hear them sing? A miner's strike allows green and growing things to return to the Red Hills, but that same strike may force residents to seek new homes and livelihoods elsewhere. Follow the story of Jack Hicks as he struggles to hold onto everything he loves most.
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11. Getting the Words Out (10)

Hello everyone!

It's been kind of a rough summer for me--the "moving house" period is stretching into week 8 (4 weeks pre-Moving Day and 3+ weeks and counting on post-move activities) with no end in sight. Well, I'm sure other people can see an end in sight for me, but at this point, I'm too tired to see it! Every remaining pile (and there are lots of them) looks like it's going to take days to clear. We're whittling away at it.

Yesterday, we upholstered 2 more of the 6 IKEA dining chairs we got from Craigslist. 2 to go, and I can finally cross another thing off my to-do list. 

I am hoping that in 1 more week I can give myself permission to read again (instead of listening to an audiobook or podcast, which to be honest I haven't been doing that much of either). Now I'm having trouble deciding what to read first. Help me decide and you could win a book worth up to $25 US Dollars!

My top 10 choices of what to read next are:

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Seriously, just look at it. I loaned it to a bookseller friend, so this decision would be more of "when do I bug her about getting the book back?" rather than what to read next. I got about 1/3 through before I was rudely interrupted by real life responsibilities :(

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The Heart of Betrayal by Mary Pearson

I've had this for a while and yes, normally I would have torn through this in a day, but it's hard to read while re-upholstering chairs. I really adored the first one.

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I'm really intrigued by the formatting of this book. Watch a teaser video below.

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Rook by Sharon Cameron

I loved Sharon Cameron's debut, The Dark Unwinding, and my bookseller friend is writing a review of this book right now. Stay tuned for further developments!

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Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

I've been trying to get back into Steampunk, and this looks like it might be entertaining. 

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Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

I really didn't bother reading about this--they had me at the cover, and I'll just discover what it's all about when I crack open the book. I've found that TV has been much more pleasant to watch when I don't have expectations before I begin viewing a particular show; I'm hoping the same is true with books.

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Illusionarium by Heather Dixon

Adored Heather Dixon's Entwined--and despite its girl in pretty dress cover, this one is high on my TBR pile.

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Denton's Little Death Date by Lance Rubin

This also had me at the cover. From what I've heard, this probably fits my sense of humor to a T.

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

I actually started this the other night, but am trying to be good and do some more unpacking/tidying up on weekdays. Unreliable narrators and alternating points of view? Love the cover, too.

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Lumière by Jacqueline Garlick

I'm a little wary of this steampunk title, but the cover really grabbed me and they used one of my favorite fonts for the title.

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What do you think? Suggest a book (from the list or not, up to you) and let me know what book you would like to win. Open internationally--the book will be from my local bookstore, Once Upon a Time, if the winner is in the US, and from bookdepository.com if the winner is outside the US.

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Win a YA, MG, or PB book worth up to $25 USD. Just enter with the Rafflecopter widget below!

  1. Open internationally, ends 9/8/2015.
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12. Exclusive Sneak Peek at LIGHTLESS by C.A. Higgins + Giveaway (US Only)

LIGHTLESS by C.A. Higgins

Release Date: September 29, 2015

Publisher: Ballantine / Del Rey Hardcover

 

About the Book

With deeply moving human drama, nail-biting suspense—and bold speculation informed by a degree in physics—C. A. Higgins spins a riveting science fiction debut guaranteed to catapult readers beyond their expectations.
 
Serving aboard the Ananke, an experimental military spacecraft launched by the ruthless organization that rules Earth and its solar system, computer scientist Althea has established an intense emotional bond—not with any of her crewmates, but with the ship’s electronic systems, which speak more deeply to her analytical mind than human feelings do. But when a pair of fugitive terrorists gain access to theAnanke, Althea must draw upon her heart and soul for the strength to defend her beloved ship.
 
While one of the saboteurs remains at large somewhere on board, his captured partner—the enigmatic Ivan—may prove to be more dangerous. The perversely fascinating criminal whose silver tongue is his most effective weapon has long evaded the authorities’ most relentless surveillance—and kept the truth about his methods and motives well hidden.
 
As the ship’s systems begin to malfunction and the claustrophobic atmosphere is increasingly poisoned by distrust and suspicion, it falls to Althea to penetrate the prisoner’s layers of intrigue and deception before all is lost. But when the true nature of Ivan’s mission is exposed, it will change Althea forever—if it doesn’t kill her first.

 

“[A] riveting sci-fi debut” —Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Books Preview

 

“The stakes in this story are high—life and death, rebellion and betrayal—and debut novelist Higgins continually ratchets up the tension…A suspenseful, emotional story that asks plenty of big questions about identity and freedom, this is a debut not to be missed.”

Kirkus ReviewsSTARRED

 

“Written by an author with a degree in physics and featuring a computer reminiscent of 2001’s HAL, LIGHTLESS is an intellectual but no less exciting story set in the infinite vastness of space...expansive and exhilarating” 

Romantic Times, 4 Stars!

 

Are you ready to start reading?!

On the video screen, Althea saw that Domitian had reached Ivanov’s cell. Without a word, his face still and set as stone, he opened the door. Ivanov didn’t move even though he had to crane his head back to look at Domitian’s face.

“We know who you are,” Domitian said, his low rumbling voice poorly picked up by the cameras, so that Althea had to lean forward to listen. “We know who your companion was.”

Ivanov cocked his head to the side. The camera in his cell was positioned above where Domitian now stood, and so Althea could not see Domitian’s face clearly but Ivanov’s face was nearly head--on.

He was smiling, insolent, amused.

“What we want to know,” said Domitian, “is why you are on board.”

Ivanov took a beat longer to reply than was normal. Althea’s fingers were tight around the edge of the control panel.

“Simple curiosity,” Ivanov said. His accent had changed. No longer sharply, purely Terran or broadened by the traces of an adopted Mirandan drawl, it had something of Jupiter in it, faintly similar to Domitian’s accent. “We were flying past, and by pure chance we saw your strange ship.”

Ivanov’s eyes flickered up and straight into the camera. Althea knew he couldn’t see her, but she was made uneasy nonetheless and was relieved when a moment later he looked away.

“You don’t expect me to believe that,” said Domitian.

“I don’t expect you to believe anything I say,” Ivanov said, “but I’m telling you the truth. Mattie and I were on our ship, headed for Mars, when our path intersected with yours. We wouldn’t have even found the Ananke if we hadn’t nearly run into her. Now, men like us, when we see a ship this magnificent—-”

Domitian interrupted. “If you’re hoping for rescue, none is coming. Gale was killed trying to escape.”

Althea supposed Domitian was telling the truth in a way; Gale would be dead soon from asphyxiation or starvation unless he was picked up by another ship, and with no one looking for him, his escape pod probably would never be found.

Ivanov went very still in exactly the position he had been in, his head cocked slightly to the side. His face showed nothing at all.

Then his face relaxed back into the insolent amusement he had adopted against Domitian.

“You know, the first rule of interrogation is to get the subject’s trust,” Ivanov said. “You just lost it.”

“I killed Gale, and I can kill you, too,” said Domitian.

“Then why don’t you kill me?” Ivanov asked. “You could shoot me in the docking bay. Fire that gun there”—he nodded at Domitian’s hip and the weapon resting on it beneath Domitian’s heavy hand—“-right into my chest. And I fall. And then you leave and open the air lock. My body, my blood, all the mess goes flying out into the solar wind. Maybe I’m already dead, or maybe you’re a bad shot and I’m not dead yet, so I get to drown in my own blood and suffocate in a vacuum both.”

 

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C.A. Higgins is a debut author who writes novels and short stories. She was a runner up in the 2013 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing and has a B. A. in physics from Cornell University. Lightless is her first novel, written during her time as an undergrad at Cornell.

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Three winners will receive a free copy of LIGHTLESS.

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13. Giveaway: The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender (US & Canada Only)

THE DEAD GIRLS OF HYSTERIA HALL 

by Katie Alender 

Release Date: August 25, 2015

 

About the Book


Asylum meets Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, in this riveting tale of ghosts, secrets, and family, from master of suspense Katie Alender.


Delia's new house isn't just a house. It used to be an insane asylum, a place to lock up "troubled" young women long ago. And a restless, wicked spirit is still at play--and it doesn't want defiant girls like Delia to go anywhere.
So the house kills her.


Now Delia is a ghost, trapped in her creepy home forever. As she meets the other ghost girls who haunt the narrow hallways, as well as the handsome ghost boy on the grounds, she learns shocking truths about the house's history. Delia also realizes that her alive and grieving sister might be the house's next target. Can Delia unlock the mystery of the old asylum, save her sister, and free herself?


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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Katie Alender is the acclaimed author of several novels for young adults, including the Bad Girls Don't Die series; Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer; and Famous Last Words. A graduate of the Florida State University Film School, Katie now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, her daughter, and her very spoiled dog, Winston. She enjoys reading, sewing, and eating delicious high-calorie foods. To find out more about Katie, visit www.katiealender.com.

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5 winners will each receive a finished hardcover. US & Canada.

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14. Giveaway: The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe (US only)

THE APPEARANCE OF ANNIE VAN SINDEREN

by Katherine Howe 

Release Date: September 15, 2015

 

About the Book


A haunting, contemporary love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Conversion


It’s July in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance at a psychic’s in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicatingly beautiful girl named Annie.

As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her, drawn to her rose-petal lips and her entrancing glow. There’s just something about her that he can’t put his finger on, something faraway and otherworldly that compels him to fall even deeper. Annie’s from the city, and yet she seems just as out of place as Wes feels. Lost in the chaos of the busy city streets, she’s been searching for something—a missing ring. And now Annie is running out of time and needs Wes’s help. As they search together, Annie and Wes uncover secrets lurking around every corner, secrets that will reveal the truth of Annie’s dark past.


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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Katherine Howe is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, which is part of many high school reading curriculums, as well as The House of Velvet and Glass and her young adult debut Conversion. Her books have been published around the world in 25 languages to date. Author Site: katherinehowe.com

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 2 winners will receive a copy of the book. US only.

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15. Giveaway: Jillian Cade: Fake Paranormal Investigator by Jen Klein (US & Canada Only)

JILLIAN CADE: (FAKE) PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR

by Jen Klein 

Release date: September 1, 2015

 

About the Book


When rebel outsider Jillian Cade finds an obituary — HER future obituary — in her locker, she ends up teaming with the cryptic (and hot!) Sky Ramsey to solve the mystery of who’s trying to scare her… or if she’s really going to die in six months like the newspaper scrap says.  It’s a lot to add to her already-full plate which includes navigating the social minefield of high school life while juggling (fake) paranormal investigations in Los Angeles.

Except… Jillian’s starting to realize that maybe not all the cases are fake, after all.

And maybe everything she’s been told about her own life has been a lie.


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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Emmy-nominated Jen Klein is currently a writer on ABC’s GREY’S ANATOMY.  She wrote the screenplay for the Lifetime movie THE CHOKING GAME.  She is also the author of the forthcoming contemporary YA romance SHUFFLE, REPEAT from Penguin Random House.  Jen is from North Carolina but now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons, and several animals, all of whom are unruly and ill-behaved.

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1 signed hardback copy of the book, a “full moon” adjustable ring, postcards, Jillian Cade buttons. US & Canada.

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16. Giveaway: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen (US Only)

The Revenge Playbook 

by Rachael Allen 

Release Date: 6/16/15

 

About the Book

In the small town of Ranburne, high school football rules and the players are treated like kings. How they treat the girls they go to school with? That’s a completely different story. Liv, Peyton, Melanie Jane, and Ana each have their own reason for wanting to teach the team a lesson--but it’s only when circumstances bring them together that they come up with the plan to steal the one thing the boys hold sacred. All they have to do is beat them at their own game.


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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Rachael Allen lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, two children, and two sled dogs. In addition to being a YA writer, she’s also a mad scientist, a rabid Falcons fan, an expert dare list maker, and a hugger. Rachael is the author of 17 FIRST KISSES.

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3 winners will all receive a finished copy. US only.

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17. Giveaway: The Glass Sentence & The Golden Specific by S.E. Grove (US Only)

THE GLASS SENTENCE and THE GOLDEN SPECIFIC 

by S. E. Grove 

Release Date: 6/16/2015 (pb) and 7/14/2015 (respectively)

 

About the Book

The eagerly-awaited sequel to the best-selling The Glass Sentence -- a historical, fantastical adventure perfect for fans of Philip Pullman!

It is the summer of 1892, one year since Sophia Tims and her friend Theo embarked upon the dangerous adventure that rewrote the map of the world. Since their return home to Boston, she has continued searching for clues to her parents’ disappearance, combing archives and libraries, grasping at even the most slender leads. Theo has apprenticed himself to an explorer in order to follow those leads across the country—but one after another proves to be a dead end.


            Then Sophia discovers that a crucial piece of the puzzle exists in a foreign Age. At the same time, Theo discovers that his old life outside the law threatens to destroy the new one he has built with Sophia and her uncle Shadrack. What he and Sophia do not know is that their separate discoveries are intertwined, and that one remarkable person is part of both.


            There is a city that holds all of the answers—but it cannot be found on any map. Surrounded by plague, it can only be reached by a journey through darkness and chaos, which is at the same time the plague’s cure: The Golden Specific.

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About the Author

S.E. Grove (www.segrovebooks.com) is a historian and world traveler. She is working on the third volume of the Mapmakers trilogy.

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18. Giveaway: Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil (US & Canada Only)

Get Dirty

by Gretchen McNeil 

Release Date: 6/16/2015

 

About the Book

The members of Don’t Get Mad aren’t just mad anymore . . . they’re afraid. And with Margot in a coma and Bree stuck in juvie, it’s up to Olivia and Kitty to try to catch their deadly tormentor. But just as the girls are about to go on the offensive, Ed the Head reveals a shocking secret that turns all their theories upside down. The killer could be anyone, and this time he—or she—is out for more than just revenge.


The girls desperately try to discover the killer’s identity as their personal lives are falling apart: Donté is pulling away from Kitty and seems to be hiding a secret of his own, Bree is under house arrest, and Olivia’s mother is on an emotional downward spiral. The killer is closing in, the threats are becoming more personal, and when the police refuse to listen, the girls have no choice but to confront their anonymous friend . . . or die trying.


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.



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Gretchen McNeil is an opera singer, a writer, and a clown. She is also the author of Get Even, as well as Ten, which was a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick, an ALA Booklist Top Ten Horror Fiction for Youth, and was nominated for “Best Young Adult Contemporary Novel of 2012” by Romantic Times. Gretchen blogs with the Enchanted Inkpot and is a founding member of the vlog group the YARebels. You can visit her online at www.gretchenmcneil.com.

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One winner will win Get Even by Gretchen McNeil, and Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil. US & CAN only.

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19. Giveaway: Summer Crush by Sarah Hibbs & Various Authors (International)

Summer Crush

by Sasha Hibbs, S.D. Wasley, Melissa Frost, Diana Stager, Deanna Dee, Bridie Hall 

Release date: August 21st

 

About the Book


Evernight Teen is thrilled to reveal the cover for its very first author anthology. This one is perfect for readers who enjoy a summer read with great characters and a heart-warming romance. As with all our books, we don't sugarcoat our stories. They're real, gritty, and perfect for today's young adult. We hope you enjoy your Summer Crush!

Summer Crush: A wonderfully romantic boxed set of Upper YA short stories by today's hottest authors.
 
Summer is the time for lazy days at the beach, sun-kissed hair, flip-flops, and sizzling nights with a new crush.  Those stolen glances and first kisses can quickly spark a flame. However, the road to love isn’t always a smooth ride.
 
Every Summer has a story, whether it’s a second chance on love, seeing a friend in a different light, or taking a step in a new direction with someone special. Love and long days create endless possibilities, but can a summer crush really last?


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.


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Two $25.00 Amazon Gift Cards & e-copy of the anthology. International.

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20. Friday Feature: Hot Pink in the City


HOT PINK IN THE CITY, Prizm Books/Torquere Press
Release Date: August 19, 2015
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Asma Bashir wants two things: a summer fling and her favorite '80s songs. During a trip to New York City to stay with relatives, she messes up in her pursuit of both. She loses track of the hunk she met on her airplane ride, and she does the most terrible thing she could possibly do to her strict uncle... ruin his most prized possession, a rare cassette tape.

A wild goose chase around Manhattan and Brooklyn to find a replacement tape yields many adventures -- blackmail, theft, a chance to be a TV star, and so much more. Amid all this turmoil, Asma just might be able to find her crush in the busiest, most exciting city in the world.

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21. The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed (HarperCollins, August 2015), written by Jessica Lahey. Giveaway begins August 21, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 20, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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22. Giveaway: The Wutherington Diary: The Little Doll Girl by Reynold Jay (US Only)

The Little Doll Girl ( The Wurtherington Diary Book #1)

by Duy Trung, Nour Hassan, Jesse Ty

Release Date: September 15., 2015

 

About the Book

The Little Doll Girl is the first in a series of illustrated children's books written by Tammy Wurtherington in 1883. Reynold Jay is the leader of a team dedicated to publishing the fascinating Wurtherington Diary. He has authored a dozen books and co-authored a non-fiction book with Amara, "Eternal Defilement." Once a special education teacher—now an author and restoration professional, he hopes to inspire readers with this new series meant for young and old alike.


The first book will be released September 15, 2015 and then another book every two weeks up to the sixth book. Books seven and eight will be announced at a later date.


As with many illustrated classic stories, it is a story with unique characters and deals with hope, determination, compassion, and much more.


Mr. Jay felt the Diary was important enough to warrant editions for younger readers. Each book will be available in 8-10, 8-12, and 8 to adult reader editions.


In the opening preface, Robert Landsbury discovers the diary in a shed on a newly purchased estate in River Falls, Ohio and passes it along to his associates. The diary is faithfully preserved for today's reader.
In it, the reader will discover that a ten-year-old mute girl, Tammy Wurtherington residing in the Wixby estate is the author. She loves to make dolls in a shed out in back of the house. She lives with Lord Wixby and Aunt May in a lavish estate at the edge of town. Aunt May teaches her to use a sewing machine and gives her a small one suited to size as a birthday gift. One day while constructing a toy soldier for her brother, Alfred the Mouse appears and is impressed with her ability to make doll outfits and reluctantly invites her to follow him to Kira if she will bring along the sewing machine.


Tammy keeps a diary of her exploits in Kira which is ruled with an iron-hand by a pair of sorceresses, Catherine and Lucinda. Tammy and Alfred find their way through a fantasy underground transportation system that ends up with the pair mistakenly ending up in a wicker-basket in the middle of the ocean. Tammy finds her voice for the first time and Alfred explains that it is a “talking spell that allows virtually everyone to talk including the pesky (giant) flowers.”


From this point you will discover many wonderful characters like Zeke, the Flying Opossum, and Cedric the Mongoose, who accompany Tammy on her journey to Capira to present a petition to return the kingdom to its former glory. You will meet the pirate, Captain Flynn, who loves to have his guests walk the plank and the loveable Kakuna villagers who's harvest is soon to be confiscated by the royal soldiers. But please beware of the Oxboar forest, where the evil Hoarggs reside otherwise you may end up in a stew-pot.


Tammy has an adventure in which she learns to love all the strange living creatures she encounters in a magical land. Before she departs, all of Kira will fall in love with The Little Doll Girl who changed them forever and became a legend.


As the series progresses Ms. Wurtherington finds herself becoming a time-traveler in order to nudge the space -time continuum in the proper direction during important events in history. Soon she discovers that she is a fearless fighter against tyrants who would destroy the concept of freedom.


The core titles are:


The Wutherington Diary: The Little Doll Girl
Tammy and the Declaration of Independence
Tammy, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Tammy and the California Gold Rush
Tammy Meets William Tell
Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express
Buffalo Bill and the Indians
Robin Hood and the Magna Carta


Other books that were found in Tammy's shed will be published as they relate very well to the Diary. A pair of lavishly illustrated Victorian ABC books, not seen in over one hundred years, will be made available to readers. A historical dime book, Ned Buntline's Buffalo Bill, The King of the Border Men will be published as a part of the series. Other books, including story color books for the youngest readers, are also planned.


In that many works of art were found in the diary, various limited collector edtions will be available in print editions available at Amazon. Well over one hundred books are a part of the series. Over three hundred works of art can be viewed and purchased now at Fine Art America ( on the internet) in the Reynold Jay gallery.


On a final note, Reynold Jay brought in an international team of restoration artists to restore the beautiful illustrations that were found in the Diary. In that there was a flood, the Diary and the art were nearly lost forever. Reynold Jay says, "It has been a two year journey and I can only hope that we find readers for it. Whether there is any interest in the private thoughts of a little girl living in 1883 will be of any interest to today's modern readers is yet to be seen."


Progress and updated news on the series may be found at the writer's web site, http://biccomix.com/seedsfromheaven.htm.


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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Reynold Jay is the leader of a team dedicated to publishing the fascinating 1883 Wurtherington Diary. He has authored a dozen books and co-authored a non-fiction book with Amara, "Eternal Defilement." Once a special education teacher, now an author, publisher, restoration professional, he hopes to inspire readers with this series meant for young and old alike.

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23. Giveaway: The Glass Gauntlet by Carter Roy (US Only)

The Glass Gauntlet

by Carter Roy

Release Date: August 18, 2015

 

About the Book

The Glass Gauntlet (book 2 in the series):


Ronan Truelove barely survived his first encounter with his father and the Bend Sinister. Now, he’s determined to become one of the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect thirty-six pure souls crucial to the world’s survival. Eager to prove he’s got what it takes, Ronan is sent on his first mission with his friends Greta and Sammy to visit a weird-sounding school and take a series of tests called the Glass Gauntlet. Paper and pencils and nerdy scholarship—where’s the life-or-death challenge in that? But the Glass Gauntlet is actually something much more dangerous: head-to-head competitions against ruthless opponents. Nothing and no one are what they seem. Who can he trust, and who will kill him? Ronan has to figure it out fast because his enemies are multiplying, and soon he will have to pass the ultimate test: facing his father again and standing up to those who threaten not only him and his friends but also the world.

The Blood Guard (book 1 in the series):


When thirteen-year-old Ronan Truelove's seemingly ordinary mom snatches him from school, then sets off on a high speed car chase, Ronan is shocked. His quiet, nerdy dad has been kidnapped? And the kidnappers are after him, too? His mom, he quickly learns, is anything but ordinary. In fact, she's a member of an ancient order of knights, the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect the Pure—thirty-six noble souls whose safety is crucial if the world as we know it is to survive. Now all those after-school activities—gymnastics, judo, survival training—she made him take, make sense. For suddenly Ronan is swept up in a sometimes funny, sometimes scary, but always thrilling adventure—dashing from one danger to the next, using his wits to escape the Bend Sinister, a posse of evil doers with strange powers. Falling in with two unlikely companions, Greta, a scrappy, strong-willed girl he's never much liked and Jack, a devil-may-care teenage pickpocket, Ronan is left with only his wits and his mom's last words of advice: Trust no one. That's a lot for an ordinary kid to deal with. But then again, maybe Ronan's not so ordinary at all.


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Carter Roy has painted houses and worked on construction sites; waited tables and driven delivery trucks; been a stage hand for rock bands and a videographer on a cruise ship; worked as a line cook in a kitchen, a projectionist in a movie theater, and a rhetoric teacher at a university. He has been a reference librarian and a bookseller, edited hundreds of books for major publishers, and written award-winning short-stories for adult readers that appeared in a half-dozen journals and anthologies. His first novel, The Blood Guard, was his first novel, and The Glass Gauntlet is his second. He lives in New York City.

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3 winners will receive a paperback of The Blood Guard and a hardcover of The Glass Gauntlet. US only.

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24. Giveaway: Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins (US Only)

SWEET TEMPTATION

by WENDY HIGGINS

Release Date: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

 

About the Book


Bad boy Kaidan Rowe has never wanted for anything—money, popularity, musical talent…hot girls—but seducing them is part of his duty as a Nephilim, slave to the demon Dukes. As the son of the Duke of Lust, Kaidan has learned his father’s ways, becoming a master of passion, a manipulator of chemistry. Disobeying his father would mean certain death. Thankfully for Kaidan, he’s good at his job. And he enjoys it.

Until he meets Anna Whitt—sweet, smart, feisty, and inexplicably good—the one girl seemingly immune to his charms. The daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, she has a certain power over him, one that makes him wish for more than he could ever deserve.

Determined to save all the Neph from their dark lives as the influencers of sin, Anna joins forces with Kaidan to overcome the demons’ oppressive ways. In the light of her affections, Kaidan must undergo his toughest test of all, a battle of the heart.

Sensual and swoon worthy, this companion volume to the acclaimed Sweet Evil series from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins, told from the perspective of the irresistibly sexy and mysterious Kaidan Rowe, gives readers revealing insights into his struggle, his intense connection to Anna, and most of all, the true emotions that drive him.


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.



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Wendy Higgins is the USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil series from HarperTeen and her independently published Irish fantasy, See Me. She is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and doggie Rue.
Wendy earned a bachelor's in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master's in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford.


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1 winner will receive an ARC of Sweet Temptation with a signed Sweet series bookmark. US only.

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During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries: What is the #20 song on Kaidan's SWEET TEMPTATION playlist? Find out here.

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25. Giveaway: Darkness Brutal by Rachel A. Marks (International)

DARKNESS BRUTAL


by Rachel A. Marks

Release Date: July 1st, 2015

 

About the Book


Aidan O’Linn’s childhood ended the night he saw a demon kill his mother and mark his sister, Ava, with Darkness. Since then, every three years the demons have returned to try to claim her. Living in the gritty, forgotten corners of Los Angeles, Aidan has managed to protect his sister, but he knows that even his powers to fight demons and speak dead languages won’t keep her safe for much longer.

In desperation, Aidan seeks out the help of Sid, the enigmatic leader of a group of teens who run LA Paranormal, an Internet reality show that fights demons and ghosts. In their company, Aidan believes he’s finally found a haven for Ava. But when he meets Kara, a broken girl who can spin a hypnotic web of passionate energy, he awakens powers he didn’t know he had―and unleashes a new era of war between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness.

With the fate of humanity in his hands, can Aidan keep the Darkness at bay and accept his brilliant, terrifying destiny?


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b2ap3_thumbnail_Me_signing_3.jpgAbout the Author


Rachel A. Marks is an award-winning author and professional artist, a cancer survivor, a surfer and dirt-bike rider, chocolate lover and keeper of faerie secrets. She was voted: Most Likely to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, but hopes she'll never have to test the theory. DARKNESS BRUTAL is her debut novel.

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One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. International.

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