Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Just a quick update to all our followers….PLP has begun booking authors for interviews and special guest posts and posts of interest all surrounding the world of YA Fantasy Novels.

I'm super excited to have received the amount of response that has come in from YA Authors, mainly through Twitter and a couple of people who have graciously promoted this blog…please visit both,  Liz McKeown and Ashley Barron... just because.

In the meantime, the minute I have my schedule booked for January I will post the dates on the sidebar to the left here…thx again for everyone's tremendous response to help elevate PLP to becoming the number one blog for YA Fantasy Reads…yay!  and have a safe New Years Eve!

ps. anyone interested in booking a date contact us through the link above, under the header…cheers!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Keep your eyes on our blog….Pressed Leaf Publishing is making some big changes.

I've decided I really need something more from this process…I really need to include other authors that need a platform to present their YA and NA fantasy novels.  We're opening the doors here!
So the next few weeks will find some substantial changes to this blog and the goals we are heading towards.

The first thing I'd like to share is getting the word out that PLP is looking to host, interview, and expand knowledge with other authors in this genre'.  Here's a tweet from today, that has already had some retweets…let's keep this moving…thx for your tremendous support thus far…see you soon with the new improved Pressed Leaf Publishing Blog..Home of the Benjamin McTish Series…june

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Benjamin McTish Xmas- part two- the Den

Second installment from the home of author June M. Pace, sharing the magic and inspiration of the holidays…enjoy!   ps. the one is shorter, just getting the swing of how to set these up, thx for your patience and  support…!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Benjamin McTish Xmas

Sharing some of the inspiration and magic of the holidays with my fans….enjoy!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Book Two Coming Along

I've been hard at work attempting to finish up the second book in the McTish series, The Wizards of Coranim,  before the holidays...getting close...doing my best cause I know there are many of you waiting to get on with what's happening with the Muskydeers.

Here's a sneak peek at the cover...much to finish..but wanted to share...keep the magic alive!

Friday, November 15, 2013


Tomorrow...Saturday, Nov 16th..."Friends of the Scotts Valley Library" are hosting a book introduction and talk by...me...from 3-5 at the library....gift packages go out to the first 15 guests to purchase their own copy of Benjamin McTish at the special event price.....so let's hope for a good turn out for Benjamin!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Book Tour From Girls Heart Books-The Unknown


Here we go with another book to introduce from Girls Heart Book Tours...this is romance so get ready to dive in.  Pressed Leaf Publishing passing along another chance to find a new author and her work...enjoy!

Book Info-
Title-The Unknown

By-Lara Henley
Genre- Romance  
Publication Date- November 7, 2013

Misty found out early in life that things just don't come easy. She has learned to trust no one, and that you can't depend on anyone but yourself when the chips fall. Finally free of the states clutches she sets out on a whirlwind adventure called LIFE....

But she never expected Drake....

Drake... is use to being in the limelight just graduated from college. Wondering what's next? Misty is a welcome surprise. So different from his everyday mundane experiences..

Can two completely different people share a journey that could change both of their lives forever? Or will they end up destroying each other in the process?

Escape to The UnKnown  


We walked inside the restaurant of the very small Angelo’s. It was busy because it was a Saturday night. The walls were painted a very dark red and each table was outfitted with a matching red table cloth with a lit candle sitting on top of it.

“Very romantic, Mr. Mitchell.”

“I try my best, Miss Scott.” The waitress walked over and took us to a very small, quiet booth in the back of the restaurant. When we reached it there were a dozen white roses sitting there. I was confused, had he planned this?

“Drake, you have already given me flowers. This is too much.”

“I can never give you enough. I want to give you the world. Do you know what the white rose signifies?” He pulled me down into the booth with him.

“I don’t, but they are just as beautiful as the red ones you gave me.”

“The white rose signifies purity and innocence. The red rose signifies love, beauty, courage, and respect. And together they signify unity. Baby, you are those things to me. You are my heart.” He kissed the back of my hand. “You are as pure as the driven snow.” He kissed it again. “And you are as beautiful as an angel descending from heaven.” Drake’s eyes danced with hope and love. I could see that he truly loved me. Where did this man come from? Tears were beginning to form in my eyes.

“And together,” he pulled out a single white rose and a single red one and laced the stems together. “We are strong. We can’t be broken.” By the time he finished I was a blubbering fool. I was so happy in that exact moment.
“I love you with all my heart,” he whispered lovingly.  I closed my eyes and savored his every word. I hadn’t ever known love like this. I never wanted to let it go.
“Baby, you ok?”

“Yes. I love you so much. I can’t believe you did this. My makeup is probably running.” I wiped the tears from my eyes. Who knows what I look like right now, but I couldn’t help it. This was just all too wonderful not to cry.

Amazon Paperback-

About the Author-

Lara Henley was born in the Midwest. She holds a degree in Fashion Marketing and loves all things creative. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her first love is writing and hopes to make it her full-time career. She first began her career as a writer with children's books and has since transitioned into writing young adult and adult romance.


Giveaway Info-
I'm terribly sorry, I was not able to upload the giveaway raffle...please go to one of the blogs on the list below and enter the giveaway for a copy of the Unknown...sorry for any inconvenience...ppl.

Facebook Event- https://www.facebook.com/events/233506886816084/

Here's the rest of the tour...follow along...

November 13th-
Pressed Leaf Publishing- Excerpt/Spotlight
It Started with a Book Blog- Excerpt/Spotlight

November 14th-

Queekie Girl Reads-Excerpt/Spotlight, Playlist

November 15th-
Romance, Fantasy & Magic- Excerpt/Spotlight

November 16th-
The Avid Reader-  Excerpt/Spotlight, Playlist

November 17th-
The Girl Bookaholic- Excerpt/Spotlight

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Book Tour from Girls Heart Books...The Elemental Prophecy


So here it is, our first author book tour hosting event. Pressed Leaf is opening up to facilitate other authors into getting their books seen.  

I'd like to introduce Nikki Narvaez who is writing The Elemental Prophecy. We are featuring the first two books in the series, Envisioned and Emblazed...intriguing covers don't you think? The concept sounds really interesting..I can't wait to get into the first book and see where it leads me.  

In the meantime please enjoy reading a bit about Nikki and a small excerpt from the book as well as her choice for "who would play the main characters in a movie". Then follow along on her tour, you'll find author interview, character interviews, top ten lists, even a few reviews and more...enjoy!

Book Info-

Title- Envisioned
Series- The Elemental Prophecy Book # 1
By- Nikki Narvaez
Genre-New Adult /Paranormal Romance

Brielle De Luca thought she was just an average girl, despite her nightly dreams of an impending apocalypse, along with a gorgeous man that pulls at her soul.

However, on the night of her 18th birthday, everything changes when she is thrown into the Elemental World, a world where she is supposedly the One that is spoken about in an ancient Prophecy; a Prophecy that states she is the key to preventing an apocalypse.

Now she must learn to control her power over the four elements, all while dealing with the love and intense passion of her bond to the man from her dreams, Jace Vasquez.

Piece of cake, right?


Book Info-

Title- Emblazed
Series- The Elemental Prophecy Book # 2
By- Nikki Narvaez  
Expected Publication Date- September 20th, 2013

Three days. Three days seems like a lot of time, but not when you are racing to save the one you love. Not when time is against you.

Three days is all Jace has to save Brielle, to prevent both of their deaths. Both have more to battle than they ever imagined while they fight for their lives, their souls, and their love.

Will Jace be able to rescue Brielle, or will the fate of the world die with her?


About the Author-
My name is Nikki Narvaez. I was born and raised in San Antonio, TX, where I currently live with my husband, our two dogs, Bella and Oreo, and our cat, Cupcake. I have been teaching for four years, but I hope to become a full-time writer and stay at home mom one day. I am 27 years old, and have three older sisters who have blessed me with four nephews and one niece. In my free time, I love to write and play Texas Hold 'Em poker. I just released my first novel, a New Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance titled Envisioned. It is the first in the trilogy of The Elemental Prophecy Series. I am currently working on Book Two, titled Emblazed, as well as another Adult Paranormal Romance trilogy and a Contemporary Romance.


Facebook Event- https://www.facebook.com/events/640722079281236/

Nikki was asked this question from our tour host at Girls Heart Books...

If “Envisioned” & “Emblazed” were made into movies, and you could cast anyone you wanted, who would you choose?

Brielle: That’s a hard one! I think the closest actress in Hollywood to Brielle would be Odette Annable, but with lighter hair.

Jace: My muse for Jace is MMA fighter Roger Huerta.

Kimber: Julianne Hough

Zane: I don’t have a name for this guy, but he’s the only guy that comes close to Zane :)

Kiera: Ginnifer Goodwin

Here's what's left of the tour...take a look.

November 1st-
Book Bliss-Review of Both Books,  Excerpt/Spotlight

November 2nd-

Litterbox Blog- Review of both books
Bookmarks, Spoilers & Happily Ever After- Top Tens, Excerpt/Spotlight, Character Bio

November 3rd-
Mythical Books- Guest Post

November 4th-
Urban Fantasy Land- Excerpt/Spotlight, Character Bio
Paperrdolls- Review of Book 1

November 5th-
Roxy’s Reviews- Review of Both Books, Dream Cast, Excerpt/Spotlight, Character Bio

November 6th-
As You Wish Reviews-Review of both books, Excerpt/Spotlight

November 7th-
Addicted Readers- Excerpt/Spotlight
Bookworm Betties- Excerpt/Spotlight, Book Soundtrack

November 8th-
Write Away Bliss- Guest Post

November 9th-
Dalene’s Book Reviews- Review of both books, Book Soundtrack, Character bio, Playlist

November 10th-
Raizza’s Book Blogging Adventure- Review of Both Books,  Book Soundtrack
My Family’s Heart Book Reviews- Review of both books, Dream Cast, Book Soundtrack, Excerpt/Spotlight, Character Bio , Playlist

Thx for stopping by and showing your support..please leave a comment...we love comments!!
Happy Reading from Pressed Leaf Publishing...

Thursday, October 24, 2013


So blog tours over and loads of great response from everyone involved....gotta send out a major thx to both my gals...Florence over at Buy the Book Blog Tours, who went above and beyond and simply terrific to work with...and Mel from Girls Heart Books..who is sweet as molasses and a joy to work with as well.

We got over 400 entries total for the book giveaways and here are some of the winners:

The Big Grand Prize went to Kimberly Mayberry of Flint MI, she not only won a copy of the book, but a 15 Amazon gift card as well..yay to Kimberly...who also joined the ranks of followers of Benjamin McTish...both blog and Goodreads..so thx for that Kimberly.

Then following suit are:
Joe Hawkshaw, Yvonne Simpkins, Rebecca Stephen, and KJ Partridge won an extra special book thx from me.
The ebook winners are as follows:
Beth Gallinger, Kapil Singh, and a couple names yet to arrive.

Moving forward Benjamin has a lot on his plate.
The local arts/entertainment paper is doing a featured article on the series in late November...YAY!!  And the "Friends of Scotts Valley Library" committee is hosting a book event for us on November 16...there will be a gift package given to the first 20 people to purchase Benjamin McTish.  We will be adding a few more appearance dates soon as well and a few radio interviews, and a couple more guest post on a few blogs, we'll keep you posted...so it looks like we are moving right along.

These following Indie Book Shoppes now carry Benjamin McTish and the Door Through The Grandfather Tree...with four more to add later next week...so yay again!

Book Cafe on 41st in Santa Cruz
Book Shop Santa Cruz on Pacific Mall
Chaucer's on State St. Santa Barbara
Granada Books, also on State St. Santa Barbara

And now it's time to step it up a notch and start sharing other authors with you.  On Oct 31st,  The Home of Benjamin Mctish/Pressed Leaf Publishing Blog will host an upcoming book tour...so stay tuned and keep your eye out for future hosting events from PLP....let all your friends know that we are now a site to keep up with the latest in up and coming self published authors.....thx again for all your support, June

Friday, September 20, 2013

What an AWESOME review for Benjamin!!

This is a really lovely and in depth review for Benjamin....what a great tour this has been...as it's winding down I believe all the reviews are in..so that would be 1- 3 star, 1- 4 star and 5-5 star reviews!!

Tammy's Tea Time: Benjamin McTish and the Door Through the Grandfath...: Book Info- Title - Benjamin McTish and the Door Through the Grandfather Tree Series- Book  #1 By- June M. Pace Genre-   YA...

Monday, September 16, 2013


Today's amazing review comes from Maggie over at
Epic YA Reads....this is the best one yet!

 I'm so thrilled at all the good press Benjamin is getting now...time to up the game and get things really rolling....as usual, thx for all the tremendous support...keep the magic going!

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Check out this AWESOME review!!

Kj Reads A Lot: Benjamin McTish and the Door through the Grandfath...: Title- Benjamin McTish and the Door Through the Grandfather Tree Series- Book  #1  By- June M. Pace Genre-  YA/Fantasy Blu...

Sunday, September 8, 2013



So another tour is beginning with a list of blogs hosting different interviews, etc...also another giveaway.  The older tour is still in effect with Buy the Book Tours so please continue following along (see post below with the list of blogs and giveaway is above)...all posts/interviews and reviews are different...so please keep up with both tours and have fun...don't forget to enter your name in both giveaways!! As always, thx for the tremendous support!

The tour begins on Sept 8th...so click the link below to see the list of blogs and topics...and the giveaway...enjoy!

                             CLICK LINK BELOW 

Girls *Heart* Books Tours: Touring Now- 'Benjamin McTish and the Door Through...

Monday, August 12, 2013


Buy the Book Blog tours is hosting a six week tour...the dates and hosting blogs are listed and the giveaway is open...good luck!  Have fun touring..there are guest posts written by me, interviews, even character interviews and reviews.  Thx for the support..june

August 12, 2013
Rose & Beps Blog {Guest Post with Giveaway)

August 13, 2013
Mom With A Kindle {Author Interview with Giveaway}

August 14, 2013
Crossroads {Guest Post with Giveaway}

August 16, 2013
Nancy's Novels - Welcome to she said, he said {Character Interview with Giveaway}

August 19, 2013
Romance Me {Guest Post with Giveaway}

August 20, 2013
Just One More Chapter {Author Interview with Giveaway}

August 23, 2013
Inside the mind of a Bibliophile {guest post, REVIEW, giveaway}
You Gotta Read Reviews {Character Interview}

August 25, 2013
Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews {Author Interview with BTB Giveaway}

August 26, 2013
Sexy Between the Covers - Melissa Keir {Guest Post with Giveaway}

August 29, 2013

August 31, 20113
M.J. Schiller, Author {Character Interview with Giveaway}

September 2, 2013
My Devotional Thoughts {Guest Post with Giveaway}

September 13, 2013
Brooke Blogs {Guest Post & Review with Giveaway}

September 16, 2013
Epic YA Reads {Guest Post & Review with Giveaway}

September 21, 2013
Deal Sharing Aunt {Guest Post with Giveaway}

September 23, 2013
Authors’ Cafe {Guest Post with Giveaway}

Monday, July 29, 2013


Three day blast hosted by Girls Heart Books and our terrific Mel...here's the link...join in and let's spread the word about Benjamin McTish...thx for the support, June!

Face book Book Blast

Monday, July 15, 2013


I finally have a Kindle version of the book available...the only set back is the TOC is not live...bummer!  I'll be working on that...can't figure out what happened....however, the book was marked down because of this...hope you enjoy...here's the link.



Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mermaid in a Shark Tank: Hey, June!

Mermaid in a Shark Tank: Hey, June!: "Just thought I'd check in.  Are you tearing up the world with your wonderful new BOOK?  It's all the rage! Lots of Love and G...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Well it's finally here....the first book in the series of Benjamin McTish is now available as a paperback on Amazon...here's the link for anyone interested.  The Kindle should be following in the next two weeks.  I hope you all enjoy!  Thx for all the well wishes...now let's rock this outta the ball park and get this book out to everyone! xox juner

update...you can only get to the Amazon page from this link at this moment..will be updated in a short time...and the "look Inside" feature is from the old/retired book with all the mistakes...so don't let this guide you...sorry for any inconvenience, this will be fixed really quickly...in the meantime you can still order the correct book at this link...thx, enjoy! june

Sunday, June 23, 2013


I've decided to delete the excerpt I had here in exchange for something better...so give me another week and I'll fill you in.
I had such a hard time putting a piece of the story, out of context, out there...it took away from the suspense.  It didn't make sense to be dropped into the middle of a piece of action that is important, and not understand the underlying story...so I've come up with something different to share...stay tuned...you won't be disappointed...!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


It's beginning...today I've set up a month long book giveaway through Goodreads...so get all your friends and family involved and let's get Benjamin out to the world!  Thx again, for all the major support!  Enjoy! oxo june 
The button for entry is above right under the banner..good luck!

Friday, May 24, 2013

First Book...Hot off the Presses!!

My first book proof!  Just needs a very small amount of tweaking and we're off...YAY!!  Stayed tuned, Benjamin will be available in the next couple of weeks...in the meantime I'm planning a giveaway through Good Reads...I'll fill everyone in on the deets asap!  Thx again for all the major support...yahoo!!