Monday, June 29, 2015


As promised, my review of Aegis Incursion.

Okay, so I did not read the first book. I was told this could be read as a stand alone book, and they weren't kidding. Absolutely no mis-step in getting into the story whatsoever.

Wow! What an incredibly imaginative story…very scientific in theory, I'm wondering if the author has some kind of background in physics or something? If not, she surly did her research, just the little nanomites alone are something else. And then of course there's all the supernatural excitement included, so this makes for a really fun read.

The book is fast paced and a challenge to put down once you get rolling, very easy to follow along with the story, no confusions, yay. Very visual, super action packed! The main characters, the kids, are wonderfully crafted individuals, great distinctive personalities…they are believable and enjoyable to picture…even if they are modern day super-heros! Like I said, I believed their stories…very well done.

The one thing that bugged me, and this is me being me, is in the beginning the author would use the term, "the five" incessantly…literally, several times in a paragraph. Even when it was obvious that no one else was involved in the scene but the teens, she would say  "the five". Instead of saying, "they all walked outside", it was always, the five walked outside, the five sat down, the five looked at each other. It really annoyed me for a while, then it seemed to diminish as the story went on..thank goodness. So unless I'm unaware of the fact that they are known as  "the Five",  like the X-Men or something, and I missed this "title"..then of course I apologize and take it all back…otherwise it just bugged me for a while…and if I'm being totally honest, a couple of the  "other-worldy" names were very difficult to pronounce and sometimes slowed me down when I was on a roll, attempting to figure out how to hear their names in my head. However, this did not bother to the detriment of the story in the least.

Needless to say, I'm absolutely eager to get to the next installment to see where our heroes end up…oh! and it looks like I'll go back and read the first book in the series to get the actual background of the story…however, that's just for something else to read, not because it's necessary to enjoy this book. Well done SS Segran!

Thursday, June 18, 2015


For the next seven days, book one, in kindle ebook version, of Benjamin McTish and the Door Through the Grandfather Tree will only be .99 cents!  Yes, you read that correctly…so go ahead and click on the link to get your special deal of the first book in the Benjamin McTish Series.  And pass on this special to your friends, especially ones with kids…this is a terrific upper middle grade/ young adult series.  And if you're so inclined…all reviews welcomed!  Thx for your wonderful support…June


Today we're promoting a new book from author S.S. Segran, 
the second in the Aegis League Series, Aegis Incursion.  
Brought to us by Goddess Fish Promotions.  
I'm almost finished reading this book and had hoped to 
be on time with my review for this promo, but alas it 
simply couldn't happen.  However, please come back next 
week when I post my review…and let me just say this…
I didn't read the first book and am having no issue 
whatsoever following in on this story…it's a 
"can't put it down" type of read…so there, a hint as 
to where my review will be heading.  In the meantime
 there is a giveaway with today's tour of a $25. Amazon/BN 
giftcard, so be sure and add your name to the hat for a chance 
to win!  Thx for participating in today's promo.  
Please leave us a comment so that we know you were
 here..thx, June
PS. this just in from the author…for a limited time
she is inviting anyone who'd like a FREE copy of the 
next book, Aegis Evolution, to sign up using this link,
how awesome is that!


Great as a Standalone or as an Explosive Sequel to #1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller, AEGIS RISING.

On a bright July morning in 1948, a B-29 Superfortress flying a top-secret research mission over Nevada crashes into the calm waters of Lake Mead and sinks, remaining lost for half a century.

It has been nearly a year since five friends - Jag, Kody, Mariah, Tegan and Aari - mysteriously reappeared in a small town in Yukon several weeks after their small plane went down in Northern Canada. All were found in good health but with no recollection of what happened to them after the crash.

A baffling contagion is spreading across the bread-basket of North America destroying vital crops. As this dark shadow marches across the globe, widespread famine and riots bring desperate nations to the brink of war.

These seemingly unrelated events set the stage for a battle between the forces of darkness and those destined to become the 'bearers of light'. From ravaged fields in the Great Plains to clandestine installations around the world, the Aegis League must race against time to save humanity.

“Unique and compelling! With non-stop action, adventure and intrigue, Aegis Incursion will appeal to fans of Maze Runner, Percy Jackson and Hunger Games.” ~Michael Beas - Bestselling Author of 'Strump: A World of Shadows' ~

“S.S.Segran brings us a worthy sequel to her best-selling debut novel, Aegis Rising. Relentless action and gravity defying twists and turns hold the reader in a tight grip till the last page.” ~ Honore Gbedze ”" The SAGE Foundation ~

"RECOMMENDED! A good sequel stands alone as a strong work without the accomplishments of its predecessors, but a great sequel inspires readers to go back and relive a book they've already read, and that is precisely what this book accomplishes."
~ The US Review of Books ~

"FIVE STARS! A great book to dive into and a fantastic follow up to the first... One of the best things author S.S. Segran has done here is that the book can be read as a stand-alone. Highly recommended!" 
~ Readers' Favorite Reviews ~

…A sound in the distance snapped him out of his daydream. It was a low rumbling, like thunder, but that was impossible—the sky was still bright and cloudless. As the sound gradually became louder, Elwood was able to pinpoint the location and slowly looked toward the east. He squinted against the sun, then gasped when he saw a shimmering silhouette emerge from the glare…

…The aircraft thundered right over Elwood’s head, so near that the vortex of air created by the plane’s passing churned the water violently, capsizing the canoe and pitching him into the lake. He struggled and attempted to cry out, only to choke on water. He floundered back up to the surface and sputtered and spat as he tried to regain his bearings.

Catching sight of the plane as it boomed overhead, he watched, agape, as the aircraft hit the surface of the lake on its belly. The massive propellers struck the water, violently tearing three of the four engines away from the wings…

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

S.S.Segran spent a good chunk of her childhood exploring the enchanted forest of a million tales in the mystical land of books. In her early teens, she began crafting intriguing new worlds and conjuring up characters who came alive with the flick of her wand... err... pen. With the publication of her first novel in the Aegis League Series during her senior year of high school, she was surprised by the abundance of time that magically appeared right after graduation. She plans to use this newfound resource to expand the arc of the series. Her future plans include studying Cognitive Science at university and helping youths in developing countries realize their potential through her non-profit organization, Aegis League (

When not devouring a book or writing one, S.S.Segran can be found standing behind the cauldron of life, stirring a potion made up of chores, parkour, gaming, drawing, horseback riding and—having recently jumped off a perfectly fine airplane at fifteen thousand feet – perhaps skydiving.



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Nightmare by Design
Fractured Fairy Tales # 0.5 (Standalone Series)
By- Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons
Cover Designed by: Designed by Starla
Expected Publication Date- ?

For thousands of years, The Council has watched over the magical community. Consisting of Venators, Vigilum and Concilium, each group is dedicated to the task of keeping the human race oblivious to the magical beings all around them. The rules are simple--keep your abilities to yourself, or pay the ultimate price.

Upon her twenty-first birthday, Leana Hunter will claim her birthright, taking her place with the other Vigilum within The Council--no matter how much she detests the idea. Though this is not a life she wants, she already knows too much and she will be eliminated if she refuses to follow through on her duties.

Madalien MacElroy's family has already fallen prey to the dark side of The Council. Her parents were murdered in the privacy of their own home, leaving Maddie as the legal guardian of her thirteen year-old sister, Maura.

What Leana and Maddie don't know is that they're on opposing sides of a brewing war. When secrets are revealed and betrayals unfold, will the girls’ friendship survive? Or will duty overtake their bond?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Benjamin Gets His Own Blog!

The McTish Series finally has it's own blog.  No lists of anything, or busy sidebars…strictly Benjamin McTish and nothing more.  A good way to keep up with the Series!  It was time…enjoy!  And spread the word…thx!