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Friday, March 27, 2015

Blog Tour- IN THE TIME OF THE DRAGON MOON a Deleted Scene and a Giveaway!


I am so excited to be able to host a stop on IN THE TIME OF THE DRAGON MOON Blog Tour! This is an amazing high fantasy from Janet Lee Carey! I freaking loved both this book and DRAGONSWOOD and whats awesome is that both will read as stand alone's and if you like dragons you need to read these books! I have a deleted scenefor you today. Make sure to enter the giveaway below for a copy of the book and either a mouse pad or a mug courtesy of Janet!

Haven't heard of IN THE TIME OF THE DRAGON MOON? Check it out!


Title: IN THE TIME OF THE DRAGON MOON
Author: Janet Lee Carey
Pub. Date: March 24, 2015
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Pages: 480
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Kathy Dawson Books is pleased to announce a rich medieval fantasy novel from an author whose work has been called “TRULY ORIGINAL . . . FANTASY AT ITS BEST.”
In the Time of Dragon Moon 
A perfectly crafted combination of medieval history, mythology, and fantasy, set on Wilde Island, featuring  Uma Quarteney - a half Euit and half English girl, who has never been fully accepted by her Euit tribe - and Jackrun Pendragon - a fiery dragonrider with dragon, fairy, and human blood.
Beware the dark moon time when love and murder intertwine
All Uma wants is to become a healer like her father and be accepted by her tribe. But when the mad queen abducts her and takes her north, Uma’s told she must use her healing skills to cure the aging infertile queen by Dragon Moon, or be burned at the stake. Uma soon learns the queen isn’t the only danger she’s up against. A hidden killer out for royal blood slays the royal heir. The murder is made to look like an accident, but Uma, and the king’s nephew Jackrun, sense the darker truth. Together, they must use their combined powers to outwit a secret plot to overthrow the Pendragon throne. But are they strong enough to overcome a murderer aided by prophecy and cloaked in magic?

In the Time of Dragon Moon -- a tale of Love Magic and Murder

Praise for Janet Lee Carey’s new Fantasy
“The author’s world-building is detailed and fascinating, and Uma is a strong, admirable heroine. This is a must-purchase for libraries owning the earlier installments and a great choice for where teen fantasy is popular.” –School Library Journal

“Humans, dragons and fey coexist on Wilde Island, but this uneasy peace masks a simmering, mutual distrust that surfaces after the English army abducts an Euit healer and his daughter to cure the aging queen's infertility—failure is not an option.” – Kirkus Review

~In the Time of Dragon Moon is a story of courage and romance that readers will not soon forget. While Uma’s struggle to help the queen and save her people is intriguing, the depth of her character reaches much further, exploring issues of race, gender, and identity. The politics of Pendragon Castle and Wilde Island offer gripping mystery and adventure, while Uma’s relationship with Jackrun—and even her interactions with her father’s dragon, Vazan—create a rich and insightful protagonist. The text will be a sure favorite of fans of high fantasy. —Meghann Meeusen. VOYA review




Praise for first two books of the Wilde Island trilogy; Dragon’s Keep and Dragonswood
~ALA Best Book for Young Adults
 “A remarkable achievement.”  –Lloyd Alexander, author of the Newbery Medal winner The High King

« “Nonstop action may keep readers glued to this page-turner, but strong writing and character development are what will make it linger.” –School Library Journal, starred review

« “Stunning, lyrical prose.” –Booklist, starred review
« “Painful, cathartic and cautiously hopeful; a fairy tale for those who have given up on believing in them, but still yearn for happily ever after.” Kirkus starred review

« “The political intrigue, mythology of Merlin, and romances. . . will have readers racing toward the end and then going back to savor the events more slowly.” – SLJ, starred review


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Now on to the scene!

Award-winning Fantasy author, Janet Lee Carey has stopped by to talk about her new book, In The Time of Dragon Moon, Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin © March 2015. We asked her to share a deleted scene.

“You mean like the director’s cut?”

“Yes, something like that. Show us a scene no one else will get to see.”

“Sounds provocative!”

“We’re nothing if not daring here.”

“Okay Two Chicks, here’s a deleted scene that used to take place mid-story when Uma and Jackrun are hiding at Princess Augusta’s house deep in Dragonswood. Background: Princess Augusta Pendragon is Jackrun’s Aunt who was born with golden eyes and dragon scales across her forehead. In this scene the princesses loyal dragon Filalda reveals the story behind Augusta’s decision to leave the human world and live with the dragons and the fey folk in Dragonswood.”



I climbed out the window, and mounted Filalda. The deep green taste of forest air filled my mouth as she flew over the river and winged up the steep dark mountainside beyond. When she landed on the snowy peak I jumped down and skidded on the ice. She caught me with her tail.

“Thank you,” I said through chattering teeth.

“Yesss,” she hissed. “You have no inner fire to keep you warm here. I will have to do that.” Filalda coiled her tail around me thick end to thin end trapping me from my shoulders to my feet. I shuddered at the three sharp spikes near the tip of tail. She could strike me if she wished to kill me. It would only take a second before my blood covered the snow.

Filalda said, “Princess Augusta comes here to look west to Dragon’s Keep.”

 “West to her home,” I said.

“Thissss issss her home!” Her tail tightened pressing my arms to my sides.

“Please. You are holding me too tight.” She loosened her tail and I heaved a sigh and rested my hands on her smooth scales so I could press against her if she tightened her grip again. 

“Why do you show me this view, Filalda?”

“Jackrun must not to ask the princess to return to Dragon’s Keep.”

“Why not?”

“It would kill her.”

 I wasn’t sure what she meant, but I didn’t ask. “Even if I asked Jackrun not to beg her to go home, I’m not sure he would listen to me.”

“I have seen the way he looks at you, Uma. He would do whatever you asked of him.”
Did she really think that? What had she seen that I hadn’t? Ask her. I cleared my throat. “If you want me to talk to Jackrun, you will have to tell me more.”

“Jackrun and his family tried to protect the princess from the vicious rumors that spread about her since the time of her birth. Humans saw the dragon scales on her forehead and her golden dragon eyes and were afraid, hostile. Queen Adela visited the young princess when she was shut away in her room. She told Augusta every twisted piece of gossip that had passed through the island in the fourteen years since she was born. Worse, she said the princess’ father blamed Augusta for her mother’s death and that he hated her for it.”

I heaved a breath. “Augusta didn’t believe that, did she?”

Filalda said, “We are the ones with fangs and fire, but you humans are the brutal ones.”

 “Yes,” I said. “We are.”

 I could hear Filalda’s deep breathing like a stray wind, feel her tail moving slightly with it. “So you see why Lord Kahlil had to bring her here to Dragonswood to live with the dragons and the fey folk away from humankind.”

I looked up at her again; her warm breath ghosted the chill night air above. “But she has grown up now. She is strong.”

Filalda said, “Even the strong need love.”

This brought tears to my eyes, but I wasn’t thinking of Princess Augusta. I was thinking of Jackrun, whose strength had nearly destroyed him. Jackrun had grown used to pushing people away. I had medicines to heal the wolf’s teeth marks in his flesh. But what medicine did I have for the deeper wounds that drove him?




Woot I loved this scene! Thanks Janet!



About Janet
Janet Lee Carey grew up in the bay area under towering redwoods that whispered secrets in the wind. When she was a child she dreamed of becoming a mermaid (this never happened).She also dreamed of becoming a published writer (this did happen after many years of rejection). She is now an award-winning author of nine novels for children and teens. Her Wilde Island Chronicles are ALA Best Books for Young Adults. She won the 2005 Mark Twain Award and was finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Janet links each new book with a charitable organization empowering youth to read and reach out. She tours the U.S. and abroad presenting at schools, book festivals and conferences for writers, teachers, and librarians. Janet and her family live near Seattle by a lake where rising morning mist forms into the shape of dragons. She writes daily with her imperious cat, Uke, seated on her lap. Uke is jealous of the keyboard. If Janet truly understood her place in the world, she would reserve her fingers for the sole purpose of scratching behind Uke’s ear, but humans are very hard to train. Author photo credit Heidi Pettit.

Visit her website here





Giveaway Details:

2 winners! One will win a Signed copy of In The Time of Dragon Moon and Dragon Moon mug and one will win a Signed copy of In The Time of Dragon Moon and Dragon Moon mouse pad. US and Canada Only.


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Tour Schedule

Week One:
3/16/2015- Moonlight Gleam ReviewsInterview
3/17/2015- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview
3/18/2015- YA BibliophileGuest Post
3/19/2015- Owl Always Be ReadingReview
3/20/2015- Library of a Book WitchInterview

Week Two:
3/23/2015- Gone with the WordsReview
3/24/2015- Bookhounds yaGuest Post
3/25/2015- YA Series Insiders- Interview
3/26/2015-Please Feed The BookwormReview
3/27/2015- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post



M9B Friday Reveal- HUNTED Chapter 3 by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki and a Giveaway!

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!
This week, we are revealing Chapter 3 of
Hunted (Sinners #2) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki
presented by Month9Books!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Hunted
HUNTED is the electrifying sequel to the bestselling debut BRANDED, A Sinners Series, by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki.
It’s been three months since the revolt against the Commander’s fifty-year-old regime failed.
Under a new ruler, things were supposed to change. Get better.
But can anyone really be trusted?
Lexi and Cole soon find out, as life takes an unexpected turn for the worse.
In this ever-changing world, you must hunt or be hunted.
Lives will be lost.
Dreams will be crushed.
Fears will be realized.
Secrets will be exposed.
When Cole is once again faced with losing Lexi at the hands of a monster, one encounter will change everything.
Forever.
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Title: Hunted (Sinners #2)
Publication date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki
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You can read Chapter Three HERE!
Happy Reading and Enjoy!

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Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

AN EMBER IN THE ASHES- The Commandant Trailer Reveal and a Giveaway!



Hey All! I am so excited today to be able to introduce this character to you! She is one evil, evil person and the perfect villain in Sabaa Tahir's, AN EMBER IN THE ASHES! I can't wait for you all to read this book on April 28th. It's hands down one of the best books I've read in 2015 and a truly amazing high fantasy! It's available to pre-order online so make sure to click on the links below to order the book!


But now let's meet The Commandant!







About the book.


AN EMBER IN THE ASHES
Sabaa Tahir
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Razorbill
ISBN: 978-1595148032
I WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING I TELL EVERY SLAVE.

THE RESISTANCE HAS TRIED TO PENETRATE THIS SCHOOL COUNTLESS TIMES. I HAVE DISCOVERED IT EVERY TIME. 

IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH THE RESISTANCE, IF YOU CONTACT THEM, IF YOU THINK OF CONTACTING THEM, I WILL KNOW 

AND I WILL DESTROY YOU.

Laia is a slave.
Elias is a soldier.
Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.



About Sabaa:

Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s 18-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash and playing guitar badly.


She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd.


Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.




Giveaway!


 5 signed copies of the ARC and 5 T-shirts. This giveaway will run for 1 month (until 4/16) and have 5 winners.

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Also make sure to check out all the character trailers below!!

Laia reveal 3/16:

Elias reveal 3/19:

Helene reveal 3/23:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dying to Read (98)- LEGACY OF KINGS by Eleanor Herman


Hey y’all thanks for stopping by to see my Dying to Read post and of course as always I have to give credit to the lovely Jill over at Breaking the Spine for the Waiting on Wednesday Meme!

I'm totally cheating this week I just finished it and it was so awesome I wanted it to be on all of your radars! Make sure to add it to tour TBR's and just wait to fall in love with Alexander and Hephasteon!!

Title: LEGACY OF KINGS
Author: Eleanor Herman
Release Date: August 25, 2015
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
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Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise.

Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to newcomer Katerina, who must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But Kat’s first love, Jacob, will go to unthinkable lengths to win her, even if it means competing for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet fiancĂ©e, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

Weaving fantasy with the salacious and fascinating details of real history, New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman reimagines the greatest emperor the world has ever known: Alexander the Great, in the first book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series. 


So what do you think? Will you be adding this to your pile? What are you dying to read this week?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (22)- Top 10 Books From My Childhood (Or teen years) That I Would Love To Revisit


Hi thanks for stopping by!!! And welcome to my Top 10 Tuesday post! 

Thanks to the lovely ladies at The Broke And The Bookish for creating this weekly meme!

Here's this week's topic.

March 24: Top 10 Books From My Childhood (Or teen years) That I Would Love To Revisit

These are in no particular order just books I want to read this spring. Click on the cover for details



1. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES by L.J. Smith. I read these when they first came out in the 90's when I was a teenager and loved them!

2. THE SECRET CIRCLE by L.J. Smith same as above.

4. THE ARTHURIAN SAGA by Mary Stewart. This is probably one of the best Arthurian Legends I've read. I loved Mary's take on it.

5. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA by C.S. Lewis. I actually still have a set of these books I really need to read them now that I'm older.


6. DRACULA by Bram Stoker. What can I say? My love for vampires started early ;)

7. THE EARTHSEA CYCLE by Ursula K. Le Guin. Other than Narnia this was my first high fantasy series and I loved it!

8. THE GIVING TREE by Shel Silverstein. I actually re-read this one quite often and it makes me cry more as an adult than it did when I was little.

9. THE DOLLANGANGER Series by V.C. Andrews. I still can't believe I read this in my teens! Flowers in the Attic was crazy! But I'd like to revisit this one too see how much my perspective has changed.


10. THE NEVERENDING STORY by Michael Ende. I loved this book and it will always have a special place in my heart and I love the movie too :)




So this is my list. What about you? What books would you like to revisit?

And come back next week for my Top 10 Books I Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List

Hugs,
Jaime

Friday, March 20, 2015

M9B Friday Reveal- Author Spotlight Julie Reece and a Giveaway of THE ARTISANS!

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!
This week, we are spotlighting Julie Reece, author of
The Artisans
presented by Month9Books!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

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Get to Know Julie Reece in 10 Questions or Less!

Twitter or Facebook? -Both
Favorite Superhero? –One hero to rule them all: Thor
Favorite TV show? -Sherlock (British)
Sweet or Salty? -Ice cream is a food group.
Coke or Pepsi? -Tea (I’m a rebel)
Any Phobias? –Sharks and, ew, spiders … oh and drowning.
Song you can’t get enough of right now? –Caroline (or anything) by Kill It Kid *dies*
Who is your ultimate Book Boyfriend? ‘Weaver’ from May Webb’s, Precious Bane *swoons*
What are you reading right now or what's on your TBR? -Saving Francesca , by Melina Marchetta
Fall Movie you’re most looking forward to? –OMG! Crimson Peak and Mad Max:Fury Road

Ok I'm dying to see Crimson Peak so I just had to add the trailer! 

Born in Ohio, I lived next to my grandfather’s horse farm until the fourth grade. Summers were about riding, fishing and make-believe, while winter brought sledding and ice-skating on frozen ponds. Most of life was magical, but not all.
I struggled with multiple learning disabilities, did not excel in school. I spent much of my time looking out windows and daydreaming. In the fourth grade (with the help of one very nice teacher) I fought dyslexia for my right to read, like a prince fights a dragon in order to free the princess locked in a tower, and I won.
Afterwards, I read like a fiend. I invented stories where I could be the princess… or a gifted heroine from another world who kicked bad guy butt to win the heart of a charismatic hero. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? Later, I moved to Florida where I continued to fantasize about superpowers and monsters, fabricating stories (my mother called it lying) and sharing them with my friends.
Then I thought I’d write one down…
Hooked, I’ve been writing ever since. I write historical, contemporary, urban fantasy, adventure, and young adult romances. I love strong heroines, sweeping tales of mystery and epic adventure… which must include a really hot guy. My writing is proof you can work hard to overcome any obstacle. Don’t give up. I say, if you write, write on!

Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old RAVEN WEATHERSBY gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.

To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.

Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad’s drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.
But Raven’s stepdad’s drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she’s ever known out of jail, or worse.

Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries’ clothing line, signing over her creative rights.

Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can’t imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.

But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?

The Artisans is a delectably rich, layered and dark YA Southern Gothic inspired by Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s classic Beauty and the Beast.

The Artisans has all the elements I love – spooky intrigue, strong friendships, and a romantic tension to be savored.” ~ Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy.
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Title: The Artisans
Publication date: May 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Julie Reece
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