Friday, July 27, 2018

Ragis Cover Reveal

Ragis by Donna Migliaccio August 28, 2018 Fantasy The Gemeta Stone Book 4 Fiery Seas Publishing, LLC
Kristan Gemeta is teetering on the brink of madness sister Melissa has defied him. His friend Olaf has betrayed him. The Wichelord Daazna’s ghostly laughter mocks him when he’s awake and robs him of his sleep at night. Even the protective powers of his legendary Stone are turning against him. And now his companions, his ship and its precious cargo have been taken hostage. Kristan must give chase, in an unseaworthy vessel manned by an angry centaur crew. Ahead lie unfriendly waters, an ominous destination and a confr ontation Kristan dreads. In his despair, Kristan longs for the one person he has always trusted: his beloved Heather. But she’s far away, about to step into a trap that will endanger not just her command, but Kristan’s life.   

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Donna Migliaccio is a professional stage actress with credits that include Broadway, National Tours and prominent regional theatres.  She is based in the Washington, DC Metro area, where she co-founded Tony award-winning Signature Theatre and is in demand as an entertainer, teacher and public speaker.  Her award-winning short story, "Yaa & The Coffins," was featured in Thinkerbeat's 2015 anthology The Art of Losing.  

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles Excerpt

Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles

By J.M. Sullivan

Publication Date: August 7th 2018 Publisher: Bleeding Ink Publishing
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale Adaptations
Pages: 360

Ever since the outbreak of the Plague, life hasn’t been easy, and for seventeen-year-old Alice Carroll, it just got worse. Her sister, Dinah, has contracted the ‘un-deadly’ Momerath Virus and without a cure, will soon be worse than dead. She’ll be momerath.
Alice must leave the safety of the Sector and venture into Momerath Territory to find the antidote - if it exists. Chasing a rumor about a mysterious doctor with the cure, Alice falls down the rabbit hole into Wanderland, where ravenous momerath aren’t the only danger lurking.

J.M. Sullivan is a Science Teacher by day, and an author by night. Although known to dabble in adulting, J.M. is a big kid at heart who still believes in true love, magic, and most of all, the power of coffee.
If you would like to connect with her for a healthy dose of sparkle, positivity, and a touch of crazy, you can find her on Twitter or Instagram @jmsullivanbooks.


July 23rd
Hall Ways Blog | Review w/ Audio Excerpt 1
A New Look On Books | Guest Post 1
July 24th
Just Books | Audio Excerpt 2
The Page Unbound | Comparison Review
Ishiee's Book Blog | Author Interview
July 25th
Books and Ravens | Guest Post 2
Everywhere and Nowhere | Author Interview 2
July 26th
A Million And One Magazine | Author Interview 3
Rebecca R. Cahill | Audio Excerpt 3
July 27th
Turn The Page | Review
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Edge of Over There: Guest Post and Giveaway

The Day the Angels Fell, Book 2 by SHAWN SMUCKER
  Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Revell
Date of Publication: July 3, 2018
Number of Pages: 384
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The captivating sequel to the award-winning The Day the Angels Fell
Abra Miller carries a secret and a responsibility she never expected. 
Before the Tree of Life, everything in Abra Miller’s life had been predictable. Safe. Normal. But after the Tree, everything has felt fragile . . . like holding a soap bubble in the palm of her hand. After years of fruitless searching for the next Tree, she begins to wonder if it was nothing more than a vivid dream.
Now sixteen, Abra finds a clue to the whereabouts of the next Tree of Life when an ominous woman—who looks exactly like a ghost from her past—compels her to travel to New Orleans where she’ll find one of seven gateways between this world and Over There. But she’s not the only one interested in finding the gateway. There’s also a young man searching for his father and sister, who escaped through it years before. As Abra enters the Edge of Over There and begins her pursuit of the Tree once more, she doesn’t know whom to fear or whom to trust.
She’s also starting to think that some doorways should never be opened.

Praise for The Edge of Over There:
“Blending Biblical elements and urban myths, Smucker creates an enthralling story of supernatural battles between the forces of good and evil.” -- Publishers Weekly “The Edge of Over There is a mesmerizing, menacing fantasy. Shawn Smucker fuses New Orleans lore, Christian themes, and dystopian landscapes in a thorough exploration of love and its unintended results.” -- Foreword Reviews (Starred Review)

For the Underestimated Among Us
Guest Post by Shawn Smucker

The weekend was long and tiring, filled with wonderful things and busy things and fewer spare moments than I would have liked. This is life. We are still learning.
Our 8-year-old is probably the most passionate and insistent one among us. When the weekend brought not enough sleep and too many "we'll see" answers, he started falling apart. Personality clashes. Frustration. An early bed time on Sunday night. After getting the 3-year-old in bed, I curled up on the floor beside the 8-year-old (he insists on sleeping on the floor). A simmering sense of having been terribly wronged emanated from him. His pillow was wet with tears. I lay down beside him in the dark, only the night light on, and I pushed the hair back from his eyes. I pushed it back again. It became this methodical movement, a tenderness. His pillow was wet with tears. "I don't think this is about bed time or having a snack or being bored," I said quietly, and he softened. He sniffled, a sob-tremor shuddering through his body. "This is about not getting much playing time at the football game today, isn't it?" He hesitated. His defenses crumbled. He nodded. When he spoke, his voice came out in stop-start, haltering fashion. "" I sighed. My heart broke, for the thousandth time. As each of my children gets older, I am struck fresh by the realization that this world will hurt them and many times there's not a thing I can do about it. Raising six children, raising one child, raising any number of children, caring for anyone outside of yourself, will render your heart a shattered mess. Of course, this is not always a terrible thing, because as Leonard Cohen said, There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in. * * * * * It's probably the question that lies at the foundation of our subconscious. It explains why so many of us have responded to life the way we have. This question can drive us up a mountain or plant us face first in the dust. Why does everyone underestimate me? It's the question I asked myself when I didn't make the starting team in college, when I didn't get accepted to any of the MFA programs I applied to in my early 20s, when I didn't get that job or this promotion, that agent or this book deal. Why does everyone underestimate me? Feeling underestimated is one of the worst feelings out there because it usually means we weren't even given a shot. Failing is one thing, but kept entirely out of the game is another. Missing the shot is one thing, but never getting to take it is another. Why does everyone underestimate me? * * * * * He fell asleep in minutes. I spoke to his coach on the phone later that night. There were some misunderstandings, some chaos on the sideline. He will get his chance to prove himself. If you're feeling underestimated today, I see you. I hear you. I can only encourage you in two ways - keep going, and whenever it is in your power to give someone else a chance to prove themselves, do it. Give them that shot. We all deserve it.

Shawn Smucker is the author of The Day the Angels Fell and The Edge of Over There. He lives with his wife and six children in the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. You can find him on his website, where you can also sign up for his newsletter in order to find out when and where the Tree of Life will turn up next.
GRAND PRIZE: Both Books in the The Day the Angels Fell series + Color Changing Tree Mug + $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card 2ND PRIZE: Both Books + Tree of Life Journal 3RD PRIZE: Both Books + $10 Starbucks Gift Card
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Friday, July 20, 2018

My Fantasy Crush

In the world of fantasy, it's important to have a crush on a fantasy character. Everyone should have that one fantasy character that they just simply love. For me it's none other then the beautiful and dreamy:
Isn't he just a beau?  Here are the top ten reasons why Thorin, this handsome sexy dwarf, is my fantasy crush.
  1. First there's the hair. He has gorgeous, long locks.
    However does he manage to keep that hair out of his eyes? ANYWAY!
  2. Then there's the smoldering look.
  3. And of course that voice! Oh dark and husky!
  4. And that scruff! I love the scruff!
  5. He's a prince! Who doesn't love a dark prince?
  6. Thorin is fierce and determined.
  7. He dies saving his people.
  8. He's an eligible bachelor!
  9. He makes the perfect speeches
  10. And the dwarf prince can SING!
So, why is this dwarf so perfect?

 Who is YOUR fantasy crush?