Friday, March 28, 2014

Fingers in the Mist by O'Dell Hutchison- Cover Reveal and Giveaway

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Fingers in the Mist by O’Dell Hutchison

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Sixteen-year-old Caitlyn Foster never believed in the legend of the Redeemers. That was before the trees started to whisper her name. Before a murder of crows attacked the town. Before she and her family came home to find a bloody handprint on their front door, marking one of them as a sacrifice. As Caitlyn’s friends are ripped from their homes, she knows it’s only a matter of time before the Redeemers come for her. Caitlyn has the power to stop the terror, but she’ll have to decide if she’s willing to sacrifice herself to save those she loves.

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O'Dell Hutchison

O’Dell was born in a small rural town in Idaho. There were no Redeemers living there (that he knows of). After attending college in the Pacific Northwest, he found his way to the Houston area. By day, he is a Business Systems Analyst and at night you can either find him sitting at home, dreaming of random super powers he wishes he had, or directing plays and musicals at various theaters around Houston.

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Secret of the Corpse Eater (Undertakers 3) by Ty Drago- blog tour

Title: Secret of the Corpse Eater (Undertakers 3
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books
Author: Ty Drago

The Corpses are up something.
U.S. Senator Lindsay Micha had been kidnapped and replaced with a “dead” ringer, the sister to Lilith Cavanaugh, the Queen of the Dead. Now Will Ritter must go undercover in our nation’s capital to ferret out the truth and try to stop this ambitious deader. But his mission becomes even more dangerous when he learns of a mysterious ten-legged monster that prowls the halls of the Capitol Building — a lethal monster with a taste for Corpse flesh.
Can such an alien “enemy of his enemy” truly become Will’s friend?

Guest Post by Ty Drago:

The Idea Machine.
That's what I call it: The churning, roiling “mechanism” inside my head that keep spitting out stories. Sometimes, the Idea Machine misses the mark, dropping a theme into my lap that leads nowhere. Other times, better times, it produces something with which I can work. With which I can run.
My middle grade horror series, “The Undertakers,” is one such something. And, in this particular instance, the Idea Machine used for its raw materials — my childhood.
I've been a storyteller all my life. In fact, I have the old photos to prove it. In them, a fat little kid is sitting in the middle of the living room rug with a piece of paper and a crayon and his tongue stick out the corner of his mouth, scribbling. Afterward, I'm told, I would hold up the fruits of my long labors and yell something akin to “Cow!” And my parent, may they rest in peace, would smile and fuss and wonder what on Earth I was trying to say tell them.
But in my head, you see, I was telling a story.
By the time I was eight, I'd graduated to the creation of badly drawn comic books.Really badly drawn comic books. These I shared with the kids in the neighborhood. All of them were centered around a group of child superheroes that I invented called “The Kid Kidets.” Kidets was spelled as it was because, well, I was eight and didn't know any better.
The Kid Kidets had all the typical superpowers. Some could fly, while others movews things with their minds, or controlled the weather, or fired flames from their fists, or did some other such thing. Their secret HQ was a huge building deep below the ice of Antarctica (I still don't know why!) and, whenever trouble brewed, this entire installation would come crashing up through the ice and the Kid Kidets, led by the intrepid brother and sister team of Tom and Sharyn Jefferson, would sally forth into the world to right all wrongs.
This went on for years — hundreds of badly drawn comic books.
Until, one day, the Kid Kidets inevitably faced a villain whom they could not defeat. I grew up. And I forgot about them. In fact, I forgot about them for almost thirty years.
Then one day in the mall, my then twelve-year-old son Andy asked me, “Why don't you ever write a book for my age group?” This, I thought, was a rather interesting notion. So I started up the Idea Machine.
Over the next few days, it did its thing, churning out one idea after another, none of which seemed workable.
Then I remembered the Kid Kidets. Not the superpowers, Antarctic installation nonsense, but the notion of a child army, a fighting force composed strictly of kids fighting a war that only they can fight — because only they know it's even happening. A good notion. A strong notion. A workable notion.
But still only half an idea. For what good is the hero without the villain?
So the Idea Machine churned on, this time pondering the question: Who will my child army fight?
And perhaps because the Kid Kidets were comic books, I gravitated at first toward comic book bad guys. The problem was that, even as a child, I never understoodcomic book bad guys.
As a boy I read a lot of comic books, which I suppose is why I ended up writing them. Back then, I was a big DC fan. Superman. Batman. Green Lantern. Not Aquaman; he's lame. But their villains always confused me. Take the Joker for example. A scary guy, sure. But he never won. Never. In every month's issue, the Joker who have an evil plan, Batman would find him, beat the crap out of him and throw him in jail. Then, in the next month's issue, he'd get out and launch another evil plan, Batman would find him, beat the crap out of him and throw him in jail. And so forth. It got such that, as a ten-year-old, I started feeling sorry for the guy. I wanted to take the Joker aside as a friend and say, “ suck at this. The score's Batman 750, Joker 0. Maybe you should considering selling shoes!”
So I turned instead to the classic villains. Vampires. But did we really need another vampire book? They're out there by the scores: good vampires, bad vampires, teenage vampires, old vampires, young vampires, sparkly vampires. Enough.
I then considered werewolves. Here's the thing: I like werewolves. But I like them as good guys. I've always wanted to be a werewolf. I mean, who wouldn't? As a kid, I used to go outside and stand in my backyard under the full moon, spread my arms and close my eyes and think “Come on!” Of course, it never happened. I did get hairier as I got older, but I'm pretty sure that's something else.
Then I thought about zombies.
Zombies are cool. Zombies are disgusting. Zombies have parts falling off them, their eyes are dangling out of their sockets, and they have bugs crawling under their skin. Seriously, Zombies are awesome.
Okay then: a child army battling an invasion of zombies...that only they know about.
Well now, that just doesn't work. After all, were there a zombie invasion, chances are we adults might notice!
And therein lies the problem with zombies as villains, a problem that is demonstrated in all the movies and books, graphic novels and television shows, including “The Walking Dead.” And that problem is this: zombies are really, really stupid. And slow. It's almost as if the characters should be saying, “Oh no! There's a zombie chasing us! We'd better...walk a little faster!”
There's no getting around it. Zombies are moaning, shuffling morons.
But what if they weren't? What if they were smart? And fast. And organized. What if when you looked at a zombie, he looked right back at you. What if when you said “hello” to a zombie, he said “hello” right back — just before he went for your throat? And what if they had some means to disguise the fact that they were dead, some sort of illusion that made them appear living and normal, an illusion powerful enough to spread to photographs and video, even to fingerprints?
And what if the only people would could somehow penetrate this illusion was my child army?
And so, the Undertakers were born. Led, as their precursors were, by a brother/sister team named Tom and Sharyn Jefferson, the Undertakers are teen and preteen runaways who've had to flee their homes and families. Each of them started seeing “Corpses” — you never call them zombies! — and, when no one would believe them, and when the Corpses began to hunt them, were forced to run.
They've banded together in Philadelphia, the source of the invasion. And there they've become a fighting force. They've learned that the Corpses, alien invaders who animate and occupy the bodies of the recently dead, are slowing infiltrating American society. Corpses are policemen, teachers, even politicians. And when they find a “Seer,” a kid who can penetrate their carefully crafted illusion, then they kill that kid, and quite possibly his or her whole family.
The Corpses are well-organized, powerful, and utterly ruthless.
The only fly in their ointment, the only bug in their machine, is the Undertakers. Well hidden, these intrepid young heroes strike at the invaders from any angle, foiling plans, rescuing endangered Seers, and trying to make the world understand the danger. They're alone, outnumbered and outgunned. And they're our only hope.
The third book in the Undertakers Series is “Secret of the Corpse Eater,” and it's being released by Month9Books on March 25, 2014. There will be two more installments.
You gotta love the Idea Machine, don't you?

Ty Drago:

In addition to the first two books in UNDERTAKERS series, RISE OF THE CORSPES and QUEEN OF THE DEAD, Ty Drago is the author of PHOBOS, a Science Fiction whodunit and THE FRANKLIN AFFAIR, an historical/mystery about Benjamin Franklin. His short fiction has appeared in numerous venues, including the 2009 anthology YESTERDAY, I WILL ..., and he has written articles for WRITERS DIGEST.  His first UNDERTAKERS novelette, NIGHT OF MONSTERS, is currently available for FREE on and

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman

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Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman

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Arabella Holmes and Henry Watson embark on an archaeological dig to determine if a giant skeleton is Neaderthal or Nephilim. Someone or something does not want the riddle solved; they learn they are the second expedition deployed... and the first team...are dead.

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Publication Date: June 18, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books


Brynn Chapman

Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cover Reveal: This Crumbling Pageant by Patricia Burroughs

I'm excited to share the cover for THIS CRUMBLING PAGEANT, which is Volume One in the Fury Triad series by Patricia Burroughs. This is Epic Fantasy with romance and ya crossover appeal. The book is scheduled to release May 6, 2014 in Hardcover, Trade and Digital by Story Spring Publishing, LLC

About the Book:
Persephone Fury is the Dark daughter, the one they hide.

England, 1811. Few are aware of a hidden magical England, a people not ruled by poor mad George, but the dying King Pellinore of the House of Pendragon.

The Furys are known for their music, their magic, and their historic role as kingmakers. When Fury ambitions demand a political marriage, Persephone is drugged and presented to Society--

Only to be abducted from the man she loves by the man she loathes.

But devious and ruthless, Persephone must defy ancient prophecy, embrace her Dark magic, and seize her own fate.

Be swept away into the first book of a dark fantasy series combining swashbuckling adventure, heart-pounding romance, and plot-twisting suspense.


[Persephone Fury is the dark daughter, the one they hide from Society. But one night she is abducted and taken away to the most dangerous parts of London. Fierce and clever, she is able to rescue herself, only to collapse before she gets home. Fortunately for her, Sir Robin Fitzwilliam finds her. Even more fortunately for her family’s reputation, he believes her to be the young boy she’s masquerading as.]

Why would a child be out alone in the middle of the night?
Robin slid the slender youth’s body from the expensive saddle and staggered backward, not from the weight, for in truth, the boy weighed little, but from the reek of Shadows.
It was a miracle the gelding hadn’t tossed the stripling to rid himself of the Darkness on its back.
He eased the boy onto the ground.  The boy’s body was limp and his skin was hot and damp with sweat. Robin fumbled with the boy’s heavy jacket and grabbed the lapels to yank it open.
Thin fingers closed around his wrists. With a snarl, the boy heaved himself up and delivered a smart punch to Robin’s jaw, knocking him back on his heels in shock.
“Don’t touch me!” the boy rasped fiercely.
“You’re overheated. Let’s get that coat off—”
Two sharp-knuckled fists smacked into him at the same time, leaving both his cheeks stinging.
“Keep your hands off my coat!” The boy scrambled to his feet and leapt against the horse, attempting to mount.
“Gods damn it,” Robin spat, “you’re drowning in Shadows, boy, we need to—”
A foot caught him in the chest and he staggered back, then hurled himself forward, grabbed the boy by the collar, and yanked.
They both fell tumbling into the dirt. “You’d best pray it’s the Darkness that has driven you mad, boy, because if it’s not, you’ll pay for these bruises with some of your own!” He pinned the boy to the ground with one hand braced on a shoulder and continued, “I’m not going to hurt you. Just calm down and let’s see if we can relieve you.”
The boy relaxed, calming except for his heaving chest as he fought for air.
Robin’s mind raced through his options, coming up blank.
“Cat-mint...” the boy muttered. “Tincture of angelica. Blue chalcedony, jet, bronzite, amber—do you have any on you?”
“No,” Robin said, surprised.
The boy moaned. “Trifolium, then...” The boy’s head fell back into the dirt.
“Trifolium. I don’t know.”
Clover,” the boy ordered, scorn dripping from his voice. “I’m speaking of clover.”
Robin paced along the road looking for a clump of clover, unsure whether to laugh or snarl.
“Do you at least know your Greek sigils?” the boy muttered weakly. “The banishing sigil performed with clover...”
 “I know sigils,” Robin said, amending silently, if I can remember the Greek ones from the schoolroom. If he got the scamp past this spell of poisoning, he was going to thrash him.
“How long has it been since you were cleansed?”
Impertinent little brat. “My soul is not overburdened.”
“You evaded my question, which is answer enough, may the gods deliver me,” the boy retorted with equal venom.
At the moment, Robin just needed to come up with an acceptable prayer. He held his hands over the boy’s body and called, “Away, away, from your feet and from all your limbs... erm... Shadows and every muscular pain!” he finished with a wince.
“Did you just use the prayer to rid me of gout?” the boy asked incredulously.
“I said Shadows,” Robin muttered.
The boy let out a disgusted sigh. “I’m doomed.”

About the Author:
Award-winning screenwriter and best selling novelist Patricia Burroughs loves dogs, books, movies, and football. A lifelong Anglophile, she treasures her frequent travels in the British Isles researching The Fury Triad, the epic fantasy that has taken over her life and heart. She and her high school sweetheart husband are living happily ever after in their hometown of Dallas, Texas.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Cover Reveal: A Whispered Darkness by Vanessa Barger


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A Whispered Darkness by Vanessa Barger

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When a soul breaks, it isn’t pretty. The pieces are sharp; they cut and bite and rend at flesh. They seek blood, want vengeance. They congeal, become something more than they were, something dark and beautiful and terrible.

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Publication Date: August 26, 2014
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She’s a middle grade and young adult author, represented by Jennifer Mishler and Frances Black of Literary Counsel. She teaches high school technology education in rural Virginia and is the slave to one cat, Molly. She spends all her free time writing. She’s a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). When not writing, she’s reading, and an avid movie fan. She also loves long walks on the beach discussing Shakespeare while sipping large fruity drinks with little umbrellas.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Book Review: Control by Lydia Kang

*This review was written by my close friend. I have not yet read the book*

    Control by Lydia Kang was an amazing, fast-paced book that I couldn't put down! It was a little hard to get into at first, but once you get past page fifty or one hundred, you won't want to stop.
    Zelia can't deal with the fact that her father is dead and now the only person left with her, her sister Dylia, is kidnapped. She has to trust the strange family with genetic mutations that she's left with. It's really hard for her to adjust to things when she lives with people that have weird traits like four arms, two heads, green skin, healing super fast, and the ability to smell everything. She has to work together with them to find her sister and discover past secrets about her life that are extremely shocking. 

Rating: 4 Stars
Recommended For: Ages 13+

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Shattered Worlds Boxed Set Book Blitz

Shattered Worlds by Boxed Set
Publication date: February 26th 2014

Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult

Read these bestselling tales of survival against the odds, dark worlds, dystopian regimes and heroic rebels.

Shattered Worlds features six full-length novels from bestselling authors. Immerse yourself in post-apocalyptic civilizations and bleak near-futures where hope still lives.

Featured authors and books are:

Elle Casey: Apocalypsis

Shalini Boland: Outside
Zoe Cannon: The Torturer’s Daughter
Scott Cramer: Night of the Purple Moon
Sarah Dalton: The Blemished
Katie French: The Breeders

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About the Authors:

Elle Casey

Elle Casey is a full-time writer of New Adult and Young Adult titles in several genres, including romance, urban fantasy, sci-fi dystopian, and action-adventure. She's an American girl who's been living in southern France with her husband and three children since 2010. She loves chatting with her readers, so feel free to drop her a line. 
You can find her on Facebook: or on her

Shalini Boland

Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband and two noisy boys. Before children, she was signed to Universal Music as a singer songwriter. Now, writing novels has hijacked her life and she is usually to be found with a laptop welded to her fingers and the house in a permanent state of neglect. Find Shalini at:

Zoe Cannon

Zoe Cannon writes about the things that fascinate her: outsiders, societies no sane person would want to live in, questions with no easy answers, and the inner workings of the mind. If she couldn't be a writer, she would probably be a psychologist, a penniless philosopher, or a hermit in a cave somewhere. While she'll read anything that isn't nailed down, she considers herself a YA reader and writer at heart. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and a giant teddy bear of a dog, and spends entirely too much time on the internet. Find Zoe at:

Scott Cramer

Scott Cramer has written feature articles for national magazines, covered school committee meetings for a local newspaper, published haiku and poetry, optioned a screenplay, and worked in high-tech marketing communications. His pursuit of a good story has put him behind the stick of an F-18, flying a Navy Blue Angels' fighter jet, and he has trekked through the Peruvian mountains in search of an ancient Quechua festival featuring a condor. Scott and his wife have two daughters and reside outside Lowell, Massachusetts (birthplace of Jack Kerouac) in an empty nest/zoo/suburban farm/art studio with too many surfboards in the garage. Find Scott at:

Sarah Dalton

Sarah grew up in the middle of nowhere in the countryside of Derbyshire and as a result has an over-active imagination. She has been an avid reader for most of her life, taking inspiration from the stories she read as a child, and the novels she devoured as an adult.

She is the author of the popular YA dystopia series 'Blemished' and the gothic novella 'My Daylight Monsters'. She is currently working on a YA Fantasy series titled 'White Hart'. Find Sarah at:

Katie French

Katie French imagined herself an author when her poem caught the eye of her second grade teacher. In middle school she spent her free time locked in her room, writing her first young adult novel. Though her social life suffered, her love for literature thrived. She studied English at Eastern Michigan University, where she veered from writing and earned an education degree. She spent nine years teaching high school English. Currently she is a school counselor, doing a job that is both one of the hardest things she's ever done and the most rewarding. In her free time she writes, reads great books and takes care of her two beautiful and crazy children. She is a contributor and co-creator of Underground Book Reviews, a website dedicated to erasing the boundaries between traditional and non-traditional publishing. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. You can find her at

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Mine to Spell by Janeal Falor

Today we have something different for you.  Instead of just revealing a cover we are asking YOU to help us choose WHICH cover to use!   Mine to Spell by Janeal Falor is the second book in the Mine series. This is a YA fantasy and it is scheduled to release May 5th, 2014.

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MINE TO SPELL Description:

Cynthia has always hidden from her father’s hexes behind her older sister. When her family gains independence unheard of for women, she’s relieved that her days of harsh punishments are over. But as her seventeenth birthday approaches—the typical age to be sold to a new master—death threats endanger her sisters. She now faces two options: run or meet society’s expectations.
For once, Cynthia isn’t going to let her older sister shield her from the problem. She’s going to prove to herself, her sisters, and society that her family isn’t a threat to their traditions. She willingly chooses to be purchased by a new master. A bold step that takes her somewhere she never thought she would go and to a man she might possibly fall in love with. With his help, she may just find a way to save her sisters while discovering how to stand up for herself. If she lives long enough.


About the author:
Amazon bestselling author Janeal Falor lives in Utah with her husband and three children. In her non-writing time she teaches her kids to make silly faces, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and attempts to cultivate a garden even when half the things she plants die. When it's time for a break she can be found taking a scenic drive with her family or drinking hot chocolate.

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