Monday, February 22, 2016

COVER REVEAL-BOOK THREE FOR BENJAMIN MCTISH

It's getting closer...the long awaited third book is due next month!!  Can't wait to have this one out...it was a long process this time around...but it's finally here and ready to rock!  So let me introduce the third book in the Benjamin McTish Series....ta dah!

ps. I'm including the synopsis, so you may want to skip that if you haven't read the first two books...don't want any spoilers to ruin it for you.






The McTish family is literally spilling open at the seams with Secrets.

Beginning with Owen and Emmagene, and a long held secret, that will  shock the status quo in monumental proportions  How will this revelation change the Gilley, and more importantly, how will it affect the Queen if she learns of the 55 year charade?

The Shire Clans are gathering forces for the battle of their lives, with the support of none other than the powerful White Sage, Esmerelda Fet, who may finally have her day with Tar Vigorn.  And just how much danger are the Vila in?  Can the secret they’ve held for centuries remain in tact?

In Pancilet, Mathilda is given a mysterious directive from an even more mysterious Wizard, that will lead her on a quest of a lifetime…to the Secret Undersea Gnome City of Rendahl.   Her new friends grant her insight into some of the oldest secrets in Coranim…any beyond.   While her sister, Annabel, accompanied by Pips, have ventured in the opposite direction and gone as far north as possible…north as in up that is… to the top of the Blue Peak Mountains and the Gnome City of Rowen.   There they witness some of the most outrageous flying contraptions ever imagined, filling the skies.  However, their excitement is short lived, as the toxic gas that has been infiltrating the Javerah has now presented it’s origin.  It becomes a full out battle against time and the complete destruction of the magical world beneath the Gilley Forest.  Can all the Scientist and Kor clans rectify this calamity, or is Coranim in it’s final days of existence?

Meanwhile, Benjamin learns more about the depth of his magical abilities, as he and Locke cast some spectacular spells.  Along with Gwyneth, they travel the beaches to ascertain just how far the deterioration journeys up the coast of the Aurorus.  Their search ends when they walk straight into another McTish secret that has long been held in check.  Bursting to the fore front in one of the most climatic scenes yet, mysteries are being revealed…and it all takes place in the Hidden Caverns of Bristonbel. 

So many Secrets for one small family and their close group of friends.  However, there is a clue to one secret that can be revealed to you at this time, dear reader, and that it this…Where there is a will, there is a way, and so it goes to assume, if there is a secret entrance into Coranim, than can it truly be safe when it comes to the devious tenacity of Tar Vigorn?  Will the Dark Queen prevail?  And who must die in order for her to win?

So let’s pick up where last we left…Owen McTish and the Brownie are heading back to their home in the Gilley Forest and a plethora of Secrets begin to unravel with the reappearance of a Bucklersman named Baldufore….



Saturday, February 20, 2016

COVER AND TRAILER REVEAL


Dare to Shine Anthology
Authors- E.C. Hibbs, Donna Milward, Mystell Oshay, Rose Titus, Bobbie Palmer, 
Mari Brown, Lilly Rayman, MP Ashman, 
Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons, Fiona Maher
Expected Publication Date- May 22nd, 2016

In August 2007, Sophie Lancaster was viciously attacked and later passed away from her horrendous injuries. The only reason she was targeted was because she looked different.

Now, authors from across the world have come together to present an anthology of stories inspired by the joy of individuality.  From science fiction and paranormal to fairy tale reimaginings, fall into a celebration of life and difference, all to benefit ​The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.



And here is the Book Trailer! 

             



Keep up with the latest Dare to Shine news!
 
THE SOPHIE LANCASTER FOUNDATION

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​Website: http://www.sophielancasterfoundation.com/

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

THE TWISTEDLY TRUE GUARDIAN TALE, by Stephanie Greenhalgh


From our good friend, Author Stephanie Greenhalgh, the second book in her YA Paranormal Series, The Twistedly True Guardian Tale!  Yay!  I'll be reading this one and sharing my review next month.  Please visit here to see the post for her first book, 
Hosted by none other than YA Bound Book Tours...love them!  Enjoy the rest of the tour and make sure to include your name in the giveaway below..thx!

The Twistedly True Guardian Tale (Ruby Hood Series 2)
by Stephanie Greenhalgh
Release Date: August 9th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:


In the small town of Woodsville, Ruby Hood is settling into her role as Guardian of the Wood. In the blink of an eye, her monumental high school graduation comes and goes without her attendance. There are too many other things on her mind.
Her mom, Christine Wood, has just returned from caring for Ruby's ill grandmother. Kent Wolf finally gets released from the hospital and Kayla Wolf is desperate to make amends, while Dylan Hunter works to hone his Huntsman skills. Everything seems like it’s going to work itself out, until Ivy Snow shows up on Ruby’s front porch with an RV filled with seven dwarfs.
As a new darkness casts a shadow over Woodsville, Ruby is unsure where to turn when turmoil erupts in the Wood, and finds herself aligned with an unusual cast of characters. As Guardian of the Wood, Ruby worries that she can’t save everyone, but what if she is the one who needs saving?

This is the second book in the Ruby Hood Series by Stephanie Greenhalgh.



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About the Author

A born and raised Midwestern girl, Stephanie Greenhalgh currently resides in Las Vegas. As an avid reader and writer, literature and learning have always been more of a passion than a hobby. This two time UNLV graduate spends her days teaching elementary school and her weekends and summers writing stories. The first book in her Ruby Hood series debuted in 2013, and the sequel,The Twistedly True Guardian Tale, will release in summer 2015. Stephanie also has four published short stories and a self published novella, If the Silver Slippers Fit. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and lovable Labrador retrievers.
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Saturday, February 13, 2016

TWISTED FAIRY TALES ANTHOLOGY


Twisted Fairy Tale: An Anthology
Authors-Bethany Lopez, Elizabeth Sharp, Erin Danzer, Heather Marie Adkins, J. Laslie, Jill Cooper, K. Laslie, Magan Vernon, Susan Burdorf, Victoria Escobar
Genre- Fairy Tales

These aren’t the fairy tales you grew up with. New twists reimagine the classics to all sorts of places you’d never expect. This anthology was written solely for the purpose of raising money for the DM Currier Foundation for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Research. For more information, you can visit savethemamas.org.

To stop a zombie plague, Snow White will need to kill the evil Queen before the last apple falls.

When Veronica Chapman falls into a coma in a horrific car accident, Trigg Chapman has the second chance to rekindle their rocky romance once upon a dream.

A princess cursed, a blind man kidnapped, and The Beast who threatens their happiness.

Aria inherited a century-long battle among the merfolk nations along with the crown, but a tenacious human looking for restitution could change everything.

A sapling of a dying magical tree desires revenge before the flames turn to love and grant Pinocchia her one wish—to be a real girl.

A princess becomes a pauper, but then must fight to save her kingdom.

Leukemia may have stolen Rapunzel's hair but not her dreams.

When Grandma becomes the latest victim in a string of murders, the wolf just might have to be the hero.

Rumpelstilstkin is not the only criminal in the kingdom.

At the stroke of midnight the spell will break, but there's no proof that it's true love.


    


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

THE THIRD POWER by, Kelly Hess


From Girls Heart Book Tours, we're bringing you
 the third installment from Kelly Hess's MG Fantasy,
The Blackmyst Trilogy, The Third Power.  
You can check out all three books at the end of this post.
Please leave us a comment so we know you were here,
and enjoy the tour.  Thx from TBS.


Book Info-
Title- The Third Power
Series- BlackMyst Trilogy # 3
By- Kelly Hess
Genre- Middle Grade Fantasy
Published By- Booktrope Publishing


Blurb-
The struggle for the Dagger of Torrill has brought Delvengard and Sorak to war. But a long forgotten third power has risen, scheming to bring destruction to both kingdoms.
Meanwhile, Beynn and Fritz learn the full extent of the green dagger’s third power as they journey through BlackMyst and through time itself in this exciting conclusion to the BlackMyst Trilogy.


Excerpt
"Anonymous." She said the word again as she fingered the knot that secured the rope around the package. She reached down and unsheathed the knife strapped to her leg that she’d worn constantly since the chaotic events of the past week. Unpracticed with a blade, she awkwardly sawed against the rope secured around the package. At last the binding snapped and fell to the ground at her feet.
Cradling the bundle in one hand, she carefully unfolded the cloth with the other. It did appear to be some sort of cloak, but why would someone send her such a thing? She continued to unfold the fabric and felt the rigid weight of something concealed within its folds. She pulled at the cloth to reveal the hidden object. Finally, she cast off the last gathered layer of the cloak. Her breath caught in her throat, while her eyes reflected the shimmering green shine. Immediately, she knew who had sent the package.
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About the Author-

Kelly Hess grew up with a love of reading science fiction and fantasy, which inspired him to write his BlackMyst trilogy. Kelly currently lives with his wife and son in Vacaville, California.


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Eyes of the Enemy
BlackMyst Trilogy # 1
By- Kelly Hess
Genre- Middle Grade Fantasy
Published By- Booktrope Publishing 

When a rogue band of the dreaded Sorak attacks his village, twelve-year-old Beynn Firehand escapes into the darkness of BlackMyst Forest to find help. During his quest, Beynn discovers his own powerful magic abilities. The price of his newfound powers, however, may be higher than he ever imagined.

 


The Green Dagger
BlackMyst Trilogy # 2
By- Kelly Hess
Genre- Middle Grade Fantasy
Published By- Booktrope Publishing


Tensions rise between Delvengard and Sorak as the Sorak queen demands the return of the Blade of Torrill. As Delvengard scrambles to locate the mythical weapon, many fear war is inevitable.


Fritz, who secretly possesses the dagger, is tormented by its evil. Eager to take control of its power, he journeys in search of a mysterious being who may be able to help.


The Green Dagger, Book Two of the BlackMyst Trilogy, continues the adventure, five years after the events of Book One, Eyes of the Enemy.
 

The Third Power
BlackMyst Trilogy # 3
By- Kelly Hess
Genre- Middle Grade Fantasy
Published By- Booktrope Publishing


The struggle for the Dagger of Torrill has brought Delvengard and Sorak to war. But a long forgotten third power has risen, scheming to bring destruction to both kingdoms.


Meanwhile, Beynn and Fritz learn the full extent of the green dagger’s third power as they journey through BlackMyst and through time itself in this exciting conclusion to the BlackMyst Trilogy.

  




Monday, February 1, 2016

ELEMENTALS-The Prophecy of Shadows, by Michelle Madow

Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows
by Michelle Madow
Release Date: January 26th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:


Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals is the first in a new series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love! 

When Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her homeroom is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly … she’s apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers—and, to her dismay, by Blake—the school’s notorious bad-boy.

Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle’s wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance.

When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and two others in their homeroom are gifted with mysterious powers. But the comet has another effect—it opens the portal to the prison world that has contained the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes and attacks Nicole and Blake, it’s up to them and the others to follow the clues from a cryptic prophecy so that they can save their town … and possibly the world.


Excerp
“There’s a reason we’re required to take Greek mythology.” Blake scooted closer to me, as if about to tell me a secret, and I leaned forward in anticipation. “Did you know that we—meaning everyone in our homeroom—are descended from the Greek gods?” 
I arched an eyebrow. “Like Zeus and all of them living in a castle on the clouds?” I asked.
“Exactly.” He smirked. “Except that they’re referred to as the Olympians, and they call their ‘castle in the clouds’ Mount Olympus.”
“So you’re saying that we’re gods?” 
“We’re not gods.” He smiled and shook his head. “But we have ‘diluted god blood’ in us. It’s what gives us our powers.”


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"Elementals is going to blow your mind!"
-Crossroad Reviews, ★★★★★

"Five glittery stars for being such a compelling read!"
-Andrea Heltsley, Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★

"A perfect mixture of magic and mythology. An entrancing story of trust, friendship and well naughty boys. WITCHES are not the only thing walking the earth!"
- BenjaminOfTomes, BookTuber ★★★★★

About the Author
Michelle Madow grew up in Baltimore, graduated Rollins College in Orlando, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. She wrote her first book in her junior year of college, and has been writing novels since. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle has toured across America to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.

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