Monday, August 29, 2016

REVIEW: In My Head by Alicia Rades



In My Head
Alicia Rades




Please note: This is a standalone short story of 17,000 words.

Mila Brooks is your seemingly average 16-year-old aside from the fact that she doesn’t have any friends. Her father’s position as chief technology manager at the biggest tech firm in the world, Mahone Inc., has alienated her from her peers. As a beta tester for the latest implant, a computer chip that connects you to The Internet of Things, Mila is sure everyone hates her because of her upgrade. When Mila hears Parker’s voice in her head, everything changes.
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I have been following this author for a while and I love everything that this author has written and when I saw this book, I just had to have it. And I was right, I absolutely loved this story. It's a phenomenal short story with a lesson that we can all learn from. I loved Mila. She's a bit naive, but a really great character to read about. I highly recommend this story to all to enjoy and learn from.



Friday, August 26, 2016

COVER REVEAL: Inferno by Stacey Rourke


Inferno
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: Teen Fantasy
Expected Release Date: Fall 2016
Cover Designer: KC Designs
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Blurb: A dark force has risen, with the Garretts powerless to defend themselves. The Gryphon Series Resurrection continues with ... Inferno, a brand new novella releasing this fall!




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RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel 
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013. 
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 

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Monday, July 25, 2016

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: November Snow by Shannon A. Thompson



Clean Teen Publishing is proud to present an exciting new release: November Snow (Bad Bloods Book 2) By Shannon A. Thompson.




When Daniel and Serena unite, their accidental relationship becomes the catalyst for a twelve-year war to continue. Exposing the twisted past of a corrupt city, Daniel, Serena, and everyone they know will come together to fight. But Serena has another battle.

After a political rumor threatens their lives, Serena must leave her family and join the political front against her will. To survive apart, Daniel has to separate his love from his hatred and join forces with his worst memory to secure Vendona’s war. But very few of them will survive to see the last day. Bad blood or human, a city will burn, snow will fall, and all will be united by catastrophic secrets and irrevocable tragedy.


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This book was even more enjoyable than the first book. I still loved the characters and the fact that I got to find out a bit more about some of them. I still felt as if I was part of the story and living through them during their sad and happy moments to their hopes and dreams. This story had quite the turn of events that I sure was not see coming until the Author was ready to reveal them. I always had suspicions, but they were always wrong. The Author has a way with words that she will have you believing one thing and then turn around and shock you another. These events were extremely shocking and I found myself in awe by them. What a way to end these two books. I bawled like a baby at the end of this book. I absolutely loved how the author ended it. I felt almost relieved at the end of this book for the characters, though some of it was a heartfelt tragedy. I highly recommend this story to all to read and enjoy!!


The author provided me with a digital ARC copy of the book for review purposes only. No remuneration was exchanged.



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November Rain 

(Bad Bloods Book 1)






Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them.

Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning the election for bad bloods’ rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona’s vote. Now, Daniel must unite with her before all hope is lost and bad bloods are eradicated, even if it means exposing secrets worse than death itself. United or not, a city will fight, rain will fall, and all will be threatened by star-crossed love and political corruption.


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About The Author:

Shannon A. Thompson is a young adult author, avid reader, and a habitual chatterbox.

As a novelist, poet, and blogger, Thompson spends her free time writing and sharing ideas with her black cat, Bogart, named after her favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart. Her other two cats bring her coffee. Between writing and befriending cats, Thompson graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, and her work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies. Represented by Clean Teen Publishing, Thompson is the best-selling author of The Timely Death Trilogy and the Bad Bloods duology. When she is not writing, she is climbing rooftops, baking cookies, or watching murder shows in the middle of the night, often done with her cats by her side.


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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

BOOK RELEASE TOUR: November Rain by Shannon A. Thompson



Clean Teen Publishing is proud to present an exciting new release: November Rain (Bad Bloods Book 1) By Shannon A. Thompson.



Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them.

Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning the election for bad bloods’ rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona’s vote. Now, Daniel must unite with her before all hope is lost and bad bloods are eradicated, even if it means exposing secrets worse than death itself. United or not, a city will fight, rain will fall, and all will be threatened by star-crossed love and political corruption.


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Connecting Books Across Genres

I’m a young adult author who writes in various genres. I have contemporary, paranormal romance, fantasy, and science fiction published, but my two main series include a Dark vs. Light paranormal romance that takes place in the small Midwest town of Hayworth—The Timely Death Trilogy—and a dystopian science fiction duology—Bad Bloods—about children with hindering abilities fighting against an election that decides if they will continue to be executed or not. While The Timely Death Trilogy takes place in Kansas in 2009, Bad Bloods takes place in an undisclosed southern city bordered by the ocean and locked in by walls in the year 2089. 

Despite having different locations, time periods, and genres, these series are connected.

What? How?

Well, let me tell you without spoiling it for you: the characters.

If you read The Timely Death Trilogy and you also read the Bad Bloods Prequel (FREE on Wattpad), you will get to know a little girl named Violet. She is the key to the connection. But that’s all I’ll say for now.

Why did I connect these two, seemingly unrelated stories? Because they ARE related, and they always have been in my mind.

I mean, they existed in my mind at the same time, after all. And so do all of my stories. Which, basically means I connect all of my novels in some way or another.

Consider it a wink to all those readers who follow every book by an author.

But how do I do this?

I’m not sure there’s a method, necessarily. I always tell aspiring writers to follow their gut, and this is often why. For instance, I definitely don’t know every book I will write in my life time, but by keeping my mind and heart open to the characters (and honest), I guarantee they’ll reveal a weird twist of how they got to know each other while hanging out in my mind space.

As an example? 

Many readers were dying for my continuation of The Timely Death Trilogy (or a happily ever after epilogue), but the truth of it was, whenever I attempted to tackle a shiny, pretty ending, I only saw my characters lives becoming more and more complicated as they grew older. (A reality, really.) And while I wanted to leave everyone on a happy note, Violet’s character in Bad Bloods is so powerful to The Timely Death Trilogy, I couldn’t deny what she wanted to say: the truth. And that truth became the connection, and to me, these connections remind us an important truth to every story.

Connecting books across genres shows that a character’s story never ends, even when the pages do.


~SAT

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About The Author:

Shannon A. Thompson is a young adult author, avid reader, and a habitual chatterbox.

As a novelist, poet, and blogger, Thompson spends her free time writing and sharing ideas with her black cat, Bogart, named after her favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart. Her other two cats bring her coffee. Between writing and befriending cats, Thompson graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, and her work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies. Represented by Clean Teen Publishing, Thompson is the best-selling author of The Timely Death Trilogy and the Bad Bloods duology. When she is not writing, she is climbing rooftops, baking cookies, or watching murder shows in the middle of the night, often done with her cats by her side.

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This author has yet to disappoint me. I have read a lot of this author's work before and when this book was published, I just knew I had to read it and would enjoy it.

This book is addicting and very fast paced. I loved the characters and the connection between them. I love how caring each character was. I love how the author started the story off and how each chapter focused on one character's thoughts. It's full of action and suspense.

Serena
She is strong, feisty, and I just want to cheer her on. She also has really cool powers too.

Daniel
He is a complicated character and I am curious to know more about where he came from and his background story.

I highly recommend this story to read this amazing story.


Crimson Tree Publishing provided me with a digital ARC copy of the book for review purposes only as part of the Clean Teen Publishing Elite Reviewers. No remuneration was exchanged.



Monday, July 18, 2016

REVIEW: November Snow by Shannon A. Thompson



November Snow
Bad Bloods 2
Shannon A. Thompson




When Daniel and Serena unite, their accidental relationship becomes the catalyst for a twelve-year war to continue. Exposing the twisted past of a corrupt city, Daniel, Serena, and everyone they know will come together to fight. But Serena has another battle.

After a political rumor threatens their lives, Serena must leave her family and join the political front against her will. To survive apart, Daniel has to separate his love from his hatred and join forces with his worst memory to secure Vendona’s war. But very few of them will survive to see the last day. Bad blood or human, a city will burn, snow will fall, and all will be united by catastrophic secrets and irrevocable tragedy.







This book was even more enjoyable than the first book. I still loved the characters and the fact that I got to find out a bit more about some of them. I still felt as if I was part of the story and living through them during their sad and happy moments to their hopes and dreams. This story had quite the turn of events that I sure was not see coming until the Author was ready to reveal them. I always had suspicions, but they were always wrong. The Author has a way with words that she will have you believing one thing and then turn around and shock you another. These events were extremely shocking and I found myself in awe by them. What a way to end these two books. I bawled like a baby at the end of this book. I absolutely loved how the author ended it. I felt almost relieved at the end of this book for the characters, though some of it was a heartfelt tragedy. I highly recommend this story to all to read and enjoy!!



The author provided me with a digital ARC copy of the book for review purposes only. No remuneration was exchanged.