In Every Way By Amy Sparling

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This is my stop during the book blitz for In Every Way by Amy Sparling. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 13 till 19 September. You can see the tour schedule here

In Every WayIn Every Way
By Amy Sparling
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 13 September, 2016

Blurb:
It’s the start of summer and Josh Graham will be working at his parent’s surf shop. When his best friend Colby goes on vacation, Josh is stuck working with Bryce—and all of Bryce’s terrible ideas for summer. They make a list of what the “perfect girlfriend” would be like, and now they plan to find her. It shouldn’t be too hard, since Josh is one of the hottest, most popular guys in school. Right?

Bess Navarre would rather read a book than go outside. She’s chubby, dorky, and a self-proclaimed loser. But when her grandmother volunteers her to work at a jewelry kiosk on the beach, Bess has to comply, no matter how humiliating it is. Bikinis and Bess do not go together, and now she feels even dorkier than ever.

When Bess and Josh’s paths collide, sparks fly. But it won’t be that easy. Bryce wants Josh to date a supermodel. And although Bess might just fit all of the things on Josh’s list, she won’t give herself a chance to figure it out.

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Amy SparlingAbout the Author:
Amy Sparling is the author of The Summer Unplugged Series, Deadbeat & other awesome books for younger teens. She lives in Texas and has an addiction to sparkly nail polish, taking photos of her cute dog, and swooning over book boyfriends.

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Liz Long- SuperNova (Heroes of Arcania #1) Blog Tour

 

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The streets of Arcania are overrun with crime, deteriorating as a madman named Fortune makes himself at home. He shows no mercy, striking down anyone in his path – including Nova Benson’s little sister. Devastated, Nova vows to seek justice for her family, but aside from her freak strength and impenetrable skin, how is she supposed to stop a monster like Fortune?

Cole Warner wants to help people. Entrusted to keep his family’s secret, he’s also frustrated at having to hide his gift. He knows he could do more to help in the fight against Fortune. If he could convince his sister Penelope to join him, they might even have a chance at beating him. When Cole meets Nova, he realizes his whole world is about to change. And he’s going to welcome it with open arms.

Falling for each other wasn’t part of the plan.

Then again, neither was becoming a superhero.

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Liz Long is a proud graduate of Longwood University. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies. Her day job includes writing for a magazine publisher in Roanoke, VA.

The Donovan Circus series has best been described as “X-Men meets the circus.” Adult horror story Witch Hearts tells the tale of a serial killer hunting witches for their powers. New Adult PNR A Reaper Made is about a teen Reaper who gets caught between falling in love or saving her sister’s soul. All titles are available for paperback or ebook on Amazon.

To learn more about Liz (including more information on her books, plus writing, marketing, and social media tips), visit her website: http://lizclong.com.

 

 

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Rebellion Project by Sara Schoen- Blog Tour

REBELLION PROJECT
Lauren Scott has always been tormented by her peers for being a good girl… 

She is viewed as the golden child by her parents—following their rules and allowing them to make all of her life decisions. But after a lifetime of walking the straight and narrow, Lauren feels as though her life is passing her by. 

When she catches her father having an affair, she throws the rulebook out the window… 

Lauren realizes that even if she does everything perfectly, life can—and will—surprise you. When life throws her a major curveball, she sets out to live for herself, making the rules up as she goes and smashing through everyone else’s expectations, but she doesn’t know how to live without a guideline. So, Lauren is forced to ask her biggest tormentor for help—Kayden Daniels. 

Kayden is nothing but trouble—which is why Lauren needs him so badly… 

Kayden turns Lauren’s whole world upside down with a mischievous smirk and a proposition. But if Lauren wants his help to remake herself, she has to pay the price—her virginity. With no one else willing to help her, she agrees to make the trade. But when her change becomes too much to handle, will she give up or will she keep moving forward with a new reputation and a more adventurous life? 

Cliques, stereotypes, popularity contests, and drama. 
Some say it’s just another day in high school. 
For Lauren, it’s the Rebellion Project… 
 
 
 
Excerpt 1:


With Kayden as my mentor this meant one of two things; either my plan was going to work out perfectly and I had to pay what I promised, or it was going to fail epically and I would become a laughingstock again. I’m not sure which I would prefer, but there was no backing out now. 
 

Excerpt 2:
 
“Lauren Elizabeth Scott!” Dad shouted as I straightened up and glared daggers at his lover. If she had the courage to look at me, then she’d never willingly come into this house again. She shouldn’t even be here now, but I’m sure Dad had been letting her shack up here while Mom and I were gone. “Go to your room!”
“Fine, but don’t be mad at me when she leaves you too. It’s not my fault you can’t be faithful,” I responded with a deadpan expression as I walked past him. I felt proud as I left them both staring after me in disbelief as I walked upstairs. I knew Dad would come upstairs to order me to bed, but I had a phone call to make before I did. I had a plan, but I needed help and I could think of only one person who would be willing to help me through this. I just hoped Parker was up for what I needed to have done.
I sat on my bed and typed in the passcode for my phone. Once open, I scrolled through the contacts. There weren’t many, as I didn’t have many friends, but the one friend I needed would always be there for me. I felt a power rush over me as I replayed what just happened in my head. I took control and I wasn’t going to let it slip away. I dialed the all too familiar number and waited patiently until Parker answered the phone.
“Hello?” she questioned, she must not have looked at the caller ID if she was asking who this was.
“Parker, I need your help with something,” I stated without pausing for common telephone pleasantries. I wanted to get to the point of this conversation as fast as possible so I wouldn’t have time to change my mind.
“Sure. What is it, Lauren?”
“I need you to teach me how to break the rules. I no longer want to live under the rules set for me. I want to break free and live life. I want to honor the wishes my mom had for me,” I stated, not realizing Parker wouldn’t understand what I meant without her knowing what happened in the attorney’s office. “She left me everything, and she wants me to live the life I want, but I don’t know how. If I do it alone, I’ll never be able to do it. I’m a mess, and need help. I need your help.”
“I would love to help with that,” she stated. “Can I just say that it’s about goddamn time you made this phone call?” I could hear the smile in her words as she agreed to help me. “There’s no turning back once you start this, Lauren. You know that, right? I know you’re upset about your mom, and you have every right to be, but once we start down this road you’re stuck with it.” It sounded more as if she was warning me instead of asking to make sure I knew what I was getting into.
“I don’t want to go back, Parker. I’ll see you tomorrow.”

 

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Sara Schoen began writing in middle school, but did not officially dedicate herself to writing until high school when encouraged by her writing partner. Before then, Sara had not thought about trying to publish her works because it seemed unlikely that anyone would take a chance on someone so young. Despite her previous thoughts, she published her first book, Amber Alert, at the age of nineteen, and began rewriting and editing a spy series that she spent years writing when she was younger. With a lot of hard work and determination, now that same series, which is close to her heart, is a bestseller.
 
Sara is a Biology Major with a minor in Environmental Science and a minor in Spanish at James Madison University, and spends her time writing, studying, and ghost hunting. While writing is a great hobby that turned into a passion to share with others, school is her priority.
 
Throughout her publishing journey, Sara has had an amazing support system from her family, friends, and significant other, who were with her every step of the way. She hopes to continue to write, and wants to inspire others to reach for their dreams no matter how far they may seem. She truly believes that dreams can come true at any age, if you put in effort and chase after what you want.


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Guestpost: The Queen’s Dance Blog Tour

 

Are you ready for Champ? This dragon stud might be limited on land thanks to being a water dragon but there’s no finer protector for Queen Margery. If you love dragon shifters don’t miss this newest installment in the Emerging Queens series.
 

 

Despite his handicaps outside his natural habitat, water dragon Remy “Champ” Champlain fights to protect Queen Margery from those who plot to quash her damaging news reports by silencing her…forever.



He can never have her, but he’ll protect her with his life.



After newly shifted sky dragon Queen Margery is rescued from smugglers by water dragon Remy Champlain, she debates whether to flesh out the story that nearly got her killed or embrace her royalty and build a court of protectors and studs. Sparks fly between Remy and her. He’d love her to give up her job and settle down…hopefully with him…but he can’t fly and she can’t swim, so their relationship can never get off the ground.


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FBI dragon Reed’s disdain for humans can’t mask the magnetic attraction he has for Carolyn, but when she tells him she’s going to shift into a dragon he thinks she’s crazy. A female hasn’t been hatched, or shape shifted, in over a thousand years. He’s proven wrong after Carolyn shifts and is named the new Queen on the block. When the Cult of Humanity kidnaps Carolyn to sacrifice her, Reed must face his fears—and feelings, racing to save the woman he realizes he can’t live without.


Viola Pierce has never had particularly great luck with guys. That is, until the day she shifts into a glorious, deadly, three-headed dragon. As it turns out, Viola is a dragon Queen. As a rule, Sergei hates Queens, but the Viola’s beauty and humanity reach something deep within him. When she names him her protector and consort—quite by accident—a heated and unexpected attraction grows. But the dragon court is ruthless…and what doesn’t kill Viola will only make her more dangerous. 


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About the author: 



Jamie Kleinkauf-Schmidt has over thirty short stories published in small press and ezines. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz in Secondary Education English, which is a fancy way of saying she went to college to teach high school English. When that didn’t pan out, she worked as a call center manager, a Tupperware consultant, a paralegal, and finally a technical writer for a major conglomerate company. She is an active member in the Romance Writers of America (RWA), serving as the PRO liaison for her local chapter Connecticut Romance Writers of America (CTRWA).



When not writing, Jamie relaxes with a mug of hot tea and knits or makes beaded jewelry. She sells her handcrafted items at The Dudley Farm during the summer. A voracious reader, Jamie has a Kindle and is not afraid to use it.



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Guest Post: Jamie Schmidt 

You have multiple personalities, describe some of them.

Part of the fun of being an author is to let the voices in your head out to play.  They tell the best stories. In my Emerging Queens series, these voices are the dragon Queens.  In book one, The Queen’s Wings, Carolyn is a book hoarder who has no filters and just pops out the first thing that comes to her mind.  In book two, The Queen’s Flight, Viola is a yarn addict who rides a motorcycle and has body issues.  And in my latest release, The Queen’s Dance, Margery is a driven investigative reporter who lives on tea and adrenaline.  She doesn’t have time to put together a court and play a medieval badass.  There are people dying out there!

The other dragon Queens in the series also share some of my personality quirks.  Arianna, the Queen of New York is like a raven with her obsession with pretty jewelry and sparkling gems.  Mei Hua, the Queen of Italy, is a photographer who collect pictures that she stores in specially designed albums.

But it’s not just the heroines of the books that hold pieces of my mind.  The heroes have their own brand of crazy as well.  Carolyn’s mate, Reed is a control freak who has difficulty dealing with people — both human and dragon.  Many people think he’s arrogant, when in actuality he’s just bad with people.  Viola’s mate, Sergei is gruff and impatient.  He doesn’t suffer fools well and would just as soon be left alone instead of being involved in the pomp and ceremony of a Queen’s court.  Then there’s Remy, who has been looked down on from the dragon community because he doesn’t have wings.  Confidence shot, he expects to fail, but he’ll do his damned best and take as many of the bad guys down with him as he can.

But in the end, each of these characters find their happily ever after with the one person that understands and loves them best.

Blossom and the Beast by RS McCoy

Blossom and the Beast
Author: RS McCoy
A Beauty and the Beast Retelling
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Blurb: 
*A Paranormal Romance retelling of Beauty and the Beast*
Blossom Frane is only weeks away from her transformation. On her eighteenth birthday, she’ll find out her future branch of society and her totem, the animal form she’ll be able to take at will for the rest of her life. Like her brothers, she’s expected to be a brown bear of the religious branch known as Terra.
In the Alderwood forests, Blossom’s bear blood is a valuable asset. Any day now, a rival clan leader will step forward and offer her father a hefty bounty in exchange for her hand in marriage. Blossom can do nothing more than sit back and wait to be traded to the highest bidder.
Determined to spend her last weeks exploring the Alderwood, Blossom sneaks away and manages to find Kaide Landel, a rising political star of the Pyro branch. Known for his violence and disregard for the religious teachings of the Terra branch, he’s all wrong for the bear clan’s prized daughter. But when the politician uses his wealth and influence to secure her hand, Blossom has no choice but to leave her family and marry him—if she lives that long.
Reviews:
 
Beauty and the Beast has long been my favorite old school Disney movie and this book has some serious undertones with Beauty and the Beast references. Sometimes this doesn’t work so well, but here the references are perfectly placed and pulled at my heart strings. Clarice’s Book Nook
I adored the characters (especially Kaide but also Blossom — she’s such a strong-willed character!) the story, and McCoy’s wonderful and gripping writing style. BooksEnchanted
 
The story is fast paced and apart from Blossom and Kaide’s romance, there is plenty of suspense, political manipulation, and intrigue in Kaide’s career as a politician that will affect and change his and Blossom’s lives forever! All this and more is handled with ease by RS McCoy and I loved her writing style and know that I will be checking out her other books too while I wait for the next book in this series. NjKinny’s World of Books and Stuff
My Review

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am so in love with this book! It has restored some of my love and emotions toward the sweet paranormal romances. So many of the ones I’ve read lately have gotten tiring and repetitive and frankly a little boring.

Blossom and Kaede’s story is such a refreshing play on the Beauty and the Beast story but is still so much more. It includes ideas of soul-mates and true everlasting love that must be earned and cultivated and isn’t taken lightly. Kaide struggles with his inner demon and tries to balance that with his undeniable feelings toward Blossom.

Blossom struggles to come to terms with her loss of family and the complete change in her surroundings and manages to look for the possibilities surrounding her after fighting tooth and nail to find a way out of her predicament.

I must say, I can usually see what’s going to happen before it does but I was totally blown away with that ending! Even though it is a huge cliffhanger, it would not have worked any other way.

R.S. McCoyAuthor Bio: 
Rachel McCoy is a Texan living in New Jersey. Between binge-watching MTV reality shows and baking gluten-free treats, she writes paranormal fantasy and science fiction novels. She is the self-published author of the Sparks Saga trilogy, The Extraction Files, and The Alder Tales series. Back when she lived in the real world, Rachel earned a degree in marine biology, which contributed to her die-hard love of manta rays.
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Micah by Lee DuCote Blog Tour

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Micah by Lee DuCote. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 3 till 16 May, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

MicahMicah (The Sword of Malachi #1)
by Lee DuCote
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: May 3, 2016

Blurb:
When lacrosse star Micah Spearman moved to the quiet little town of Seven Springs, he never expected to become such a significant part of his lacrosse team, his group of friends, or of the battle raging just beyond human reach. With a gift to see into the spiritual dimension, Micah learns he is part of a prophecy and must lead an army of guardians against legions of demons, all while trying to live a normal teenage life.

Navigating through high school can be a daunting task. When Micah finds himself falling in love with his friend Stephanie, he must be careful not to disrupt their group of friends—or attract attention from the demons that watch his every move. But high school will not be the biggest survival challenge he faces. Micah and friends soon find their world expanding far beyond, as Micah discovers his true purpose.

As the battle rages to find the Sword of Malachi, the young freshman finds himself falling deeper into a world of unknowns. Can Micah find the sword before all is lost? Will Stephanie give into her feelings for Micah? In Micah, the Sword of Malachi, you too will fall under the charm and the mysteries of Seven Springs.

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Lee DuCote

About the Author:

Well, I am a husband and father. We always have a house full of teens and college students, mostly Young Life kids. I love the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, stand up paddling, fishing, you know “man stuff” but I’m a sucker for chick flicks. I wrote Fields of Alicia, Waterproof, Across Borders, and the series Micah and have several other novels finished and in the making. And yes I am a raccoon lover, check out Tucker on my social media.

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Q&A with Lee DuCote

  1. If you had to describe yourself using three words, it would be: funny, romantic, and adventurous.
  2. What are you currently working on? I am writing another YA novel about an 18-year-old girl that is genetically connected to a female coyote.   Sweet, fast paced, and as always a love story.
  3. What is your favorite animal?   I have a pet raccoon that now lives in the woods but he comes and sees us two-three times a week. 
  4. If you were to create a slogan for your life what would it be? “Follow your imagination, it’s never ending and will never fool you.” 
  5. Name one of your favorite things about someone in your family. I love the imagination of my son, Dylan.
  6. When not writing do you have a hobby? I don’t know if it’s a hobby but I am a chaplain for a college football team.
  7. Who has been your favorite character? Cap, in Across Borders.  He’s rough, tough, and a great father to the men he leads.  And he rolls his own cigarettes, a lost art form. 
  8. What author would you like to have dinner with and pick their brain?  Dr. Seuss

 

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Excerpt

Chapter 1

 

Deep within a hellish cavern, six towering beings merged from the depths of its heated core and gathered at the opening. They were beautiful creatures with physically striking features and the physiques of warriors, clothed to resemble the upper crust of the society they would soon infiltrate. Their eyes glowed with a fierce ember red against the backdrop of a darkening sky.

“It’s time we avenge our brother and bring this Council to its knees,” one of them hissed.

            “Your arrogance will be the death of you, just like our brother, Luceph!” another answered with a sinister laugh.

            “Levia, as the Master has told us, we must stop the boy first! Then we will have our revenge.” That line of reasoning was offered by one of the beings sitting on the ledge of a boulder at the entrance to the cavern.

            “Modeus, you think you’re better than us?” Levia snapped at him.

            In a calm and compelling tone, he answered, “It’s not that I’m better than you. We have a mission to see out.” He stood atop the boulder, looking down at the rest of them. “This child, who is now of age, has been delivered to abolish each one of us . . . and our Master. The first thing we must do is—”

            “Kill him!” one of them interrupted.

            Shooting him a deathly stare, he snapped back, “To befriend him!”

            “You know he is trained to see who we really are,” Levia answered with a snarl.

            “Yes, but we must only look at his friends and pick one who wants something only we can offer. Once we have chosen someone to betray him, then we will have our revenge.”

            “And what can we offer this friend?”

            “We simply give something back that’s been taken from them.” Modeus smiled.

            “And I know the perfect person. I’ll handle it,” Levia replied. And before any of the others could respond, Levia vanished, leaving a brush of wind behind.

            “He’ll be the next to die!” Modeus rolled his eyes.

 

***

 

Levia gathered two of his followers and descended on a small town nestled beside a tranquil lake in the Ozark Mountains, a town the six demons feared. Within this town rested the final graves that were intended for the six demons—and one grave that already held their brother.

            “How appropriate that the Council chose this town for their savior to live,” one of Levia’s followers replied.

            “We’ll have to pay Luceph a respectful visit before we leave,” Levia replied as the three of them walked unnoticed onto the grounds of the local high school. Invisible to the average eye, they wove their way through the busy halls of students and teachers, searching for the very person Levia wanted the most.

At the head of the pack, he held out a hand to stop his followers. “There!” He smiled and pointed to a student.

            “That student doesn’t look like anyone who could help us.”

            “Oh, yes, I’m sure of it. And with the right persuasion, I can make the feeling of being robbed intensify to the point of desperation.” Levia grinned and walked toward his next victim.

 

***

 

At the obscene beeping of an alarm clock, Micah hit the snooze button for the last time. Who in the world made the snooze time only nine minutes? he thought. He rolled out of his tangled sheets and sat up, placing his bare feet on a cold, hardwood floor.

It was unusually bright that early in the morning. Rubbing his face and opening his eyes, he could see the dust particles in the beam of sunlight shining through the mirror he had cracked while throwing a ball against the wall two weeks ago.

As he walked into his bathroom, his brown hair was a matted mess. He reached in the shower and turned on the hot water, instantly steaming up the small bathroom.

“Man, what a crazy dream. I hope today is better than yesterday, and who in the world was that redheaded girl?” he said to himself.

“Were you talking to me?” Gran asked while walking by his room.

“No, Gran,” Micah replied. Man, these old walls are too thin, he thought.

Looking into the fogged mirror, he wiped it clear with his hand, then studied the back of his shoulder, where several small scars created a larger circular scar. He had always thought they looked like teeth marks, but as he got older, he had begun to suspect other theories of how he got them—still, he couldn’t quite recall the memory.

            He thought about yesterday. It’s always awkward being the new guy on the first day of school. Not that anything embarrassing happened, thankfully; actually, most kids didn’t think much about Micah as the new kid. Being a freshman is hard, but in a small town it’s even harder if you just moved in. And for Micah, he just moved in a few weeks ago, so having time to make friends before school started wasn’t viable.

            Seven Springs is a quaint, small town nestled in the northern part of the Ozark Mountains. It sits on part of a tranquil blue lake that feeds into a cold river, attracting fishermen from all over the world. Being a retirement community, much of the town shuts down after 7:00 p.m., leaving the younger generations to fend for themselves for entertainment. A few fast-food joints, a small theater, and a bowling alley are about the only venues the retired town offers. Micah hadn’t adapted yet, and being from a big city where the nightlife was more active than the day, it was going to be a challenge.

            He had lived in Tennessee most of his life. As an orphan, he couldn’t recall the first six years of his life but remembered vividly the day his adopted parents drove away from the orphanage with him in the backseat, gazing back at a half-dozen kids waving goodbye.

            Micah’s adopted parents, Dale and Kelly Spearman, were regular entrepreneurs in the Nashville area and were quite successful for nearly a decade before the economy took a turn for the worst, especially for small business owners. After closing their business, they joined the mission field and moved to a small town in northern Greece. Micah, who had just turned fifteen, had the decision to go with them or move in with his grandparents. School was going to be hard enough with the Advanced Placement classes he had planned on taking, but starting over in a new country was out of the question. He decided it would be too much of a culture shock, especially since he was a little shy.

Being a natural at lacrosse, he was excited to play for Seven Springs High School, a three-time state champion in lacrosse, and with the lack of money in his family, lacrosse could easily pay his way to college. A dream of his was to play for a division-1 school. So with mixed emotions, he decided to stay in the States and pursue his dream of playing lacrosse in college.

            Making his way into the dated kitchen, he said to Paw, “I wonder how Mom and Dad are doing moving into their new place.” Paw, Dale’s father, was a local preacher, a sturdy old man who was set in his ways but loved to spend time with teenagers and seemed to understand them.

“I’m sure they are getting along just fine. Dale has a unique way of recruiting help,” Paw replied.

“Don’t say it like he cons people into doing things, Duke,” Gran replied in a sweetly protective tone. Both Paw and Micah smiled at each other. “So what is on your agenda today after school?” Gran asked.

“I have workouts with the freshman team till four thirty, and maybe just hang out afterward,” he said with a mouthful of toast.

“Okay, just let us know where you are going to be,” Gran said.

“You better get a move on if you’re gonna be on time,” Paw said while picking up his paper.

“Oh, crap! I mean . . . well, you know.” Micah fumbled while grabbing his backpack. “I got to go. See ya.”

            The high school was only a few blocks away, and Micah wondered if riding a bike would look too geeky. Other thoughts ran though his head about how hot it was, the need for a car soon, and lacrosse practice, but mostly the redheaded girl who smiled at him during lunch. He wondered who she was. There was something unique about her; it was almost like he knew her from somewhere.

A couple of guys strolled out on the sidewalk in front of him. One turned around and gave him a head nod. “What’s up?”

“Hey,” Micah greeted him back. They walked separately the rest of the way but once they got to the school property, the same guy asked Micah where he was from.

“Nashville,” he replied.

“Cool. Why did you move here?”

“My parents moved to Greece,” Micah said.

The boy stopped walking. “Hey, you’re the new lacrosse player we heard about!”

“I guess so,” Micah said with a shrug.

“I’m Tyler, and this is Jake; we play on the JV team. You ready for practice today?”

Jake was a stocky kid and bigger than most of the freshman boys Micah had seen yesterday. Tyler was tall and skinny with jet-black hair. Both boys were wearing athletic shorts with flip-flops. “Yeah, think so. Are there many guys on the team?” Micah asked.

“Maybe twenty; everyone will make the JV team but varsity cuts about half of the guys who try out. Our coach is pretty cool; sometimes he can be a jerk, but he’s cool,” Tyler replied, walking through the open back doors to the school.

            “What do you have first period?” Jake asked Micah.

Micah reached in his back pocket for his class schedule. “World history with—”

“You have Mrs. Hedding; she’s senile.” Tyler laughed from inside the hallway.

“Find us at lunch. We sit near the back door in the cafeteria,” Jake said, walking to his class.

“Okay.” Thank you, God—normal guys.

Micah walked into Mrs. Hedding’s class looking for a chair, while thinking about what Tyler said about her.

“Jimmy, have a seat,” she said, glancing over her glasses at Micah.

Jimmy? A few students laughed as they overheard. News travels fast in a small town, and everyone knew Micah was the new transfer. They also all knew that Mrs. Hedding wasn’t good with names.

He sat down in front of the same blonde girl he had sat in front of yesterday and pulled his notebook out of his bag.

“Hi,” the blonde girl said.

“Hi.”

“Where did you move from?” she asked.

“Nashville.”
            “Cool! What’s it like moving from a big city to our little danky town?”

“Miss Evans, please stop talking to Jimmy and get out your notebook,” Mrs. Hedding snapped. The class laughed again.

The blonde sat back in her chair and pulled out her books. “I’m Carrie,” she whispered back.

Micah overheard another girl to his left. “She’s trying to bag another guy. Can she have ‘I’m easy’ written any bigger on her forehead?” A few girls sitting nearby laughed. Micah didn’t hear a response or acknowledgment from Carrie on the comment and figured she didn’t hear them.

She seems nice, Micah thought.


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It’s the start of a Zombie Apocalypse. George and his family did as instructed by their government, securing their home and await the day they will be saved. But their rations are running low and it would seem that no one is coming to help. Desperate, George leaves his family and heads out to find supplies and hopefully someone to help him and his family. What was supposed to be a few hours of searching, ends up with him being held captive by a local gang leader by the name of Deacon.

Now, not only does George face down zombies he must also fight humans. With the safety of his family on the line, he’s forced to stay away. Till the day he can escape, his family must survive without him. And so begins the long road home for George, but with multiple enemies in his path, will he make it back in time to save his family or will he lose the battle against the zombies and humans both vying to destroy him.

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Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals: The Blood of the Hydra is the second book in the Elementals series. Join Nicole and the rest of the Elementals on their quest to save the world, or die trying, in this spellbinding sequel that fans of mythology, magic, and adventure will love!

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Title: Elementals 2: The Blood of the Hydra
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Release Date: April 18, 2016
Series: Elementals #2
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: eBook and paperback
ISBN: 9781311296788

A demigod who can kill with a touch. It’s an ability that must be kept secret from everyone, even from those trusted most.

Finding out that she was a witch was strange enough, but now Nicole must face the realization that she has the rare power to kill with just a touch. No one can know her secret—not even Blake, who she’s had undeniable chemistry with since first moving to town.

Now Nicole, Blake, and the three others with elemental powers must stop a series of monsters that they previously believed to be dead from rising once again and destroying the mortal world. The creatures they face on this journey will be more dangerous than anything they’ve encountered yet. Will they all survive the quest? And how long will it be until Nicole is forced to use her ability to kill in front of everyone, revealing the true darkness of her powers?

Find out in The Blood of the Hydra, and join the Elementals on their next journey in their quest to save the world—or die trying.

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Michelle Madow writes fast-paced YA (young adult) fiction that will leave you turning the pages wanting more!

She grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle went on a cross-country road trip from Florida to California and back 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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Sonar The Surge by B Truly

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Sonar The Surge (Sonar #3) by B Truly. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 25 till 29 April, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
So far this series contains 3 books: Sonar The Crashing (Sonar #1), Melanie’s Evanescent Journey (Sonar #1.5), Sonar The Cyclone (Sonar #2) and Sonar The Surge (Sonar #3)

The first book in this series Sonar the Crashing is permafree! You can grab your copy here.

Sonar the SurgeSonar The Surge (Sonar #3)
By B Truly
Genre: Space Opera Romance/ Dark Fantasy
Age Category: New Adult
Release Date: April 23, 2016

Blurb:
Converge with Your Destiny

Eclipsed by darkness, the Romelands must face the ultimate quest. If they are forced toward the umbra peak, they will be completely obscured.

Symone struggles with her most challenging battles … the conflict within herself. Losing loved ones steals part of her soul. Despair has created a gaping hole where her heart should be. Symone doesn’t even recognize herself. She has to determine if this is the person she’s turned into, or if it is who she has always been.

Nile is an attractive aristocrat whose charm and arrogance drives Symone insane. Beyond Symone’s control, Nile is spun into her life. But she’s not sure if she can have a relationship with him or where that could lead her. Embracing love could make her whole again, but it may also destroy her. Symone must travel through the opaque light in order to find where her destiny lies.

Symone’s family … Shiray and Syira, continue to fight in the feuds of their galaxy. Together they have to find the balance between compassion and sacrifice. Kadanans are being held captive, and they hold the fate of their world in their hands. They have only begun to understand the consequences of the devastating realities of war.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend, is the philosophy the Romelands now abide by. With chaos and turmoil at every corner, they may forget what is worth fighting for. The surge for power has erupted. Only the strongest race will be left standing.

You can find Sonar the Surge on Goodreads

You can see the book trailer here on Youtube

You can buy Sonar the Surge here:
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Earlier books in this series:
Sonar the CrashingSonar The Crashing (Sonar #1)
By B Truly
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi-Romance, Space Opera
Age Category: New Adult
Release Date: October 1, 2013

Blurb:
Is it more than déjà vu? With the Romeland family it may be destined to be true.

Life on Earth is not the only place where devastation occurs and hard choices must be made. The Royal 4 of Kadan live in the Sonar galaxy three million light years from Earth. They travel to Earth to obtain the resources they need to give their world a fighting chance.

Their mission is compromised and they’re faced with life changing events. They have amnesia and no memory of their past. Strange dreams start to occur. They wonder if it’s more than a dream, or is it déjà vu?

The mind is a complex mystery. Amnesia is a secret unknown. The role it manifests in these characters’ lives is a catastrophic cyclone.

Shiray is frantic when she is the first to find out about their true destiny and that the love of her life no longer remembers who she is. She must find a way to restore her family before all is lost. They must prevail because the fate of their planet lies in their hand.

What would you do if you had amnesia and fell in love, only to learn upon regaining your memory, that you are already married?

Find out in this New Adult, Sci-Fi, Romance thriller!

You can find Sonar the Crashing on Goodreads

Sonar The Cyclone is permafree everywhere! You can grab a free copy of this book, here:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
Smashwords

Melanies Evanescent Journey coverMelanie’s Evanescent Journey (Sonar #1.5)
By B Truly
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi-Romance, Space Opera
Age Category: New Adult
Release Date: April 23, 2014

Blurb:
New Adult, Paranormal-Romance Companion novel for The Sonar Series

True Love may cost a price, if the greater good preordains that you are the sacrifice.

There are always two sides to a story. Melanie Wilhelm’s begins after she moves from Australia and starts her senior year at Cashmere High. On her first day, she bumps into a mysterious guy, and they form an instant connection. They become friends and he shares his deepest secret with her. As they grow closer, their relationship amplifies and becomes binding. Strange things occur, but instead of worrying, Melanie’s feelings intensify.

The excitement of New Year’s Eve approaches, and so does Jason’s most devastating revelation of all. She learns his ultimate truth and is now spun into his chaotic web. The danger rises and hard choices must be made. By being with Jason, Melanie may have to sacrifice more than her heart. It may cost her life.

Melanie’s Evanescent Journey ties into books one and two of The Sonar Trilogy. From spiraling twists to devastating plots, her journey will make you question fate and true love.

Is fate something you can control? Some believe it’s in the hands of what you behold.

You can find Melanie’s Evanescent Journey on Goodreads

You can buy Melanie’s Evanescent Journey here:
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Sonar The Cyclone CoverSonar The Cyclone (Sonar #2)
By B Truly
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi-Romance, Space Opera
Age Category: New Adult
Release Date: July 3, 2015

Blurb:
Is your destiny determined by what the future has foretold? Or is fate deemed in the hands of what you behold?

The Royal 4 are now back on their home territory of Nazari, determined to get things back to normal. Syira’s forbidden love is being held captive. She is hell-bent on fighting for him despite the immense obstacles. She must find a way to convince her race that Kadeem is not dangerous. Their threat lies from deeper within.

Shiray has accepted her past and is moving forward with her life, but it comes back to haunt her tenfold. That all changes when she stumbles across the truth. Now, she must pick up the pieces of her shattered life.

They are in the calm but know when they approach the dirty side of the Cyclone storm, terrible things will unravel. The future is revealed and they get a glimpse of Fate’s course. Time is not on their side. They must attempt to change their destiny or their world will be doomed.

You can find Sonar the Cyclone on Goodreads

You can buy Sonar the Cyclone here:
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B TrulyAbout the Author:
B Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old and is grateful to have accomplished this dream. She has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She is addicted to romance and gets a thrill out of action and suspense. She writes New Adult Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal-Romance.

In the Sonar series, B Truly said, “It was fun to explore different elements of Sci-fi romance and create various realms of powers for my characters. I want to show my readers that Sci-fi can be fun, but also traumatic. I hope you guys enjoy the Sonar Series.”

B Truly has three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person she is today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound Technologist in Sugarland, Texas.

You can find and contact B Truly here:
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There is a giveaway for the book blitz of Sonar The Surge. These are the prizes you can win:
– a $ 15 Amazon gift card, a Sonar The Surge e-book and a Sonar The Surge Photo Magnet
– a $10 Amazon gift card, a Sonar The Surge e-book and a Sonar The Surge Photo Magnet
– a Sonar The Surge e-book, a Sonar The Surge Photo Magnet, and a Sonar pen

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Chapter 2: Part II
* * * Symone * * *

 

Nile hugged me closer. “It’s okay. I will detonate anyone who comes through the door. I have my Sonar grenade on command. Have your laser gun ready, just in case.”

I tensed. “I fear they will stumble across us soon.”

“We just have to hold on a little while longer.”

“Has Kadeem or anyone contacted you through your mind?”

“Not yet.”

After what seemed like hours, but according to Nile’s time band was less than one, he finally said, “Kadeem, Bryan, and Kumar are here searching for us.”

“Hail, Sonar.”

My nerves were fried. Nile had held my fears at bay. He’d whispered about the first encounter of the Surpass and how the eclipse of the five moons caused total nebulas. No wonder he held a degree in astrophysics. I understood the gist of it. The gravitational pull of the phenomenon affected ours planet’s power. How it happened and why the eclipse lasted so long were over my head.

“I just told Kadeem our whereabouts.”

“It’s so great you guys can communicate through your minds.”

Even though it was extremely dim, Kadeem’s teleportation power released a golden radiant glow as they materialized in front of us. There was no time for celebration; the electrical door came off the hinges. Four intruders piled in. Nile launched his grenade. It made a deafening bang. Bryan lit up another Polar that the blast missed with the palm of his hand. Others came to their aid, letting loose rounds of laser beams. Outnumbered, I feared that we weren’t going to make it.
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Sonar The Surge by B Truly

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Sonar The Surge (Sonar #3) by B Truly. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 25 till 29 April, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
So far this series contains 3 books: Sonar The Crashing (Sonar #1), Melanie’s Evanescent Journey (Sonar #1.5), Sonar The Cyclone (Sonar #2) and Sonar The Surge (Sonar #3)

The first book in this series Sonar the Crashing is permafree! You can grab your copy here.

Sonar the SurgeSonar The Surge (Sonar #3)
By B Truly
Genre: Space Opera Romance/ Dark Fantasy
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: April 23, 2016

Blurb:
Converge with Your Destiny

Eclipsed by darkness, the Romelands must face the ultimate quest. If they are forced toward the umbra peak, they will be completely obscured.

Symone struggles with her most challenging battles … the conflict within herself. Losing loved ones steals part of her soul. Despair has created a gaping hole where her heart should be. Symone doesn’t even recognize herself. She has to determine if this is the person she’s turned into, or if it is who she has always been.

Nile is an attractive aristocrat whose charm and arrogance drives Symone insane. Beyond Symone’s control, Nile is spun into her life. But she’s not sure if she can have a relationship with him or where that could lead her. Embracing love could make her whole again, but it may also destroy her. Symone must travel through the opaque light in order to find where her destiny lies.

Symone’s family … Shiray and Syira, continue to fight in the feuds of their galaxy. Together they have to find the balance between compassion and sacrifice. Kadanans are being held captive, and they hold the fate of their world in their hands. They have only begun to understand the consequences of the devastating realities of war.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend, is the philosophy the Romelands now abide by. With chaos and turmoil at every corner, they may forget what is worth fighting for. The surge for power has erupted. Only the strongest race will be left standing.

You can find Sonar the Surge on Goodreads

You can see the book trailer here on Youtube

You can buy Sonar the Surge here:
Amazon
B&N
Kobo
Smashwords

Earlier books in this series:
Sonar the CrashingSonar The Crashing (Sonar #1)
By B Truly
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi-Romance, Space Opera
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: October 1, 2013

Blurb:
Is it more than déjà vu? With the Romeland family it may be destined to be true.

Life on Earth is not the only place where devastation occurs and hard choices must be made. The Royal 4 of Kadan live in the Sonar galaxy three million light years from Earth. They travel to Earth to obtain the resources they need to give their world a fighting chance.

Their mission is compromised and they’re faced with life changing events. They have amnesia and no memory of their past. Strange dreams start to occur. They wonder if it’s more than a dream, or is it déjà vu?

The mind is a complex mystery. Amnesia is a secret unknown. The role it manifests in these characters’ lives is a catastrophic cyclone.

Shiray is frantic when she is the first to find out about their true destiny and that the love of her life no longer remembers who she is. She must find a way to restore her family before all is lost. They must prevail because the fate of their planet lies in their hand.

What would you do if you had amnesia and fell in love, only to learn upon regaining your memory, that you are already married?

Find out in this New Adult, Sci-Fi, Romance thriller!

You can find Sonar the Crashing on Goodreads

Sonar The Cyclone is permafree everywhere! You can grab a free copy of this book, here:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
Smashwords

Melanies Evanescent Journey coverMelanie’s Evanescent Journey (Sonar #1.5)
By B Truly
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi-Romance, Space Opera
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: April 23, 2014

Blurb:
New Adult, Paranormal-Romance Companion novel for The Sonar Series

True Love may cost a price, if the greater good preordains that you are the sacrifice.

There are always two sides to a story. Melanie Wilhelm’s begins after she moves from Australia and starts her senior year at Cashmere High. On her first day, she bumps into a mysterious guy, and they form an instant connection. They become friends and he shares his deepest secret with her. As they grow closer, their relationship amplifies and becomes binding. Strange things occur, but instead of worrying, Melanie’s feelings intensify.

The excitement of New Year’s Eve approaches, and so does Jason’s most devastating revelation of all. She learns his ultimate truth and is now spun into his chaotic web. The danger rises and hard choices must be made. By being with Jason, Melanie may have to sacrifice more than her heart. It may cost her life.

Melanie’s Evanescent Journey ties into books one and two of The Sonar Trilogy. From spiraling twists to devastating plots, her journey will make you question fate and true love.

Is fate something you can control? Some believe it’s in the hands of what you behold.

You can find Melanie’s Evanescent Journey on Goodreads

You can buy Melanie’s Evanscent Journey here:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
Smashwords

Sonar The Cyclone CoverSonar The Cyclone (Sonar #2)
By B Truly
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi-Romance, Space Opera
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: July 3, 2015

Blurb:
Is your destiny determined by what the future has foretold? Or is fate deemed in the hands of what you behold?

The Royal 4 are now back on their home territory of Nazari, determined to get things back to normal. Syira’s forbidden love is being held captive. She is hell-bent on fighting for him despite the immense obstacles. She must find a way to convince her race that Kadeem is not dangerous. Their threat lies from deeper within.

Shiray has accepted her past and is moving forward with her life, but it comes back to haunt her tenfold. That all changes when she stumbles across the truth. Now, she must pick up the pieces of her shattered life.

They are in the calm but know when they approach the dirty side of the Cyclone storm, terrible things will unravel. The future is revealed and they get a glimpse of Fate’s course. Time is not on their side. They must attempt to change their destiny or their world will be doomed.

You can find Sonar the Cyclone on Goodreads

You can buy Sonar the Cyclone here:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Smashwords

B TrulyAbout the Author:
B Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old and is grateful to have accomplished this dream. She has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She is addicted to romance and gets a thrill out of action and suspense. She writes New Adult Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal-Romance.

In the Sonar series, B Truly said, “It was fun to explore different elements of Sci-fi romance and create various realms of powers for my characters. I want to show my readers that Sci-fi can be fun, but also traumatic. I hope you guys enjoy the Sonar Series.”

B Truly has three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person she is today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas.

You can find and contact B Truly here:
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads

There is a giveaway for the book blitz of Sonar The Surge. These are the prizes you can win:
– a $ 15 Amazon gift card, a Sonar The Surge e-book and a Sonar The Surge Photo magnet
– a $10 Amazon gift card, a Sonar The Surge e-book and a Sonar The Surge Photo magnet
– a Sonar The Surge e-book, a Sonar The Surge Photo magnet and a Sonar pen

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