New Book Release: Lies by Christina Benjamin

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Author Christina Benjamin brings her award-winning young adult fiction series to Writer’s Atelier, in Winter Park, FL. Her debut novel, The Geneva Project – Truth, has won multiple awards, including the Gold Medal for YA fiction at the 2014 Florida Authors & Publishers Awards. The second book in her series, The Geneva Project – Secrets, has enthralled readers by immersing them deeper in her world of magic, myth and legends, leaving them pining for the next installment of the series. Finally the highly anticipated book 3, The Geneva Project – Lies, will release September 1st, 2015. It picks up right where the cliffhanger of Secrets leaves off.

The Geneva Project series offers fans of mega-hit YA fiction like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Percy Jackson a new series to obsess over. Christina paints a vivid world, where magic and imagination run wild in her epic tale of adventure, courage, friendship and self-discovery. This book series is for ages 10 +, but as with most young adult fiction, its fandom know no limits. Readers of all ages enjoy being immersed in the rich scenery and complex characters.

Don’t miss the launch party and book signing. It is a unique opportunity to have an award-winning author speak about the process of writing her series. Listen to Benjamin read from her newest book, have a chance to ask your burning questions and be the first to have a chance to get a personalized autographed copy. There will be door prizes and light refreshments. Bring a new or gently used children’s book to donate to Christina’s book drive and get a raffle ticket to her special prize drawing. 4:00 pm – Saturday, September, 12th, 2015 at Writer’s Atelier – 336 Grove Ave. Suite B, Winter Park, FL 32789

About the Author:

Benjamin’s love of literature started at an early age. She began to write short stories in grade school and practiced her trade all the way through college where she attended the University of Central Florida to complete her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Technical Writing. After spending some time writing for blogs and websites, she decided to get back to her true love of telling stories. Christina currently resides in St. Augustine, Florida with her husband and her character inspiring pets, where she spends her free time working on her book series and speaking at schools to inspire creativity in young writers. She is also passionate about giving back and has created a One-for-One organization that matches her paperback sales and host book drives to bring reading to school, libraries and literacy groups in need. For more information about Christina Benjamin and The Geneva Project series go to www.thegenevaprojectbook.com or follow onwww.facebook.com/thegenevaprojectbook.

Book Reveal: Cadllac River by Jeff Napolitano

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Welcome to my stop on the Cadillac River Blog Tour. Cadillac River is written  by Jeff Napolitano and published by California Times Publishing. Here's a bit more about the book!

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Emily Miller's parents tied her up. They left her in weeping willows alongside a river that was filled with the dead. But when a young boy takes a ride with his father down a deserted path, he has no choice but to find her. The Millers didn’t know he would soon be a friend, and his father was a person of interest, connected to the mob. As the secrets children keep follow the unknown, they discover the repercussions of growing up with killers against the molds they weren't meant to be. But like the water that breaks when a child is born, the lessons they learn begin from the start.

Book Reveal: Bitterroot by Heather Hildenbrand and SM Reine


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Bitterroot by Heather Hildenbrand & SM Reine
Coming Sept 2015

Seventeen year-old Regan Vuk has lived her whole life under the shadow of her future: the pack alpha. She is fast, smart, and determined. According to her own pack members, she is a shoo-in. But Regan’s dad has a secret.

Seventeen year-old Charlie spent her adolescence drifting from place to place with a mother desperate to hide her illegitimate daughter from the unforgiving reality of pack dynamics. All Charlie has ever wanted is to know her father--and the family that's been kept from her all these years. But most of all, she wants a place to belong in the world. Where she doesn’t have to pretend she can’t sprout fur and paws at will.

When Charlie finds out the only way to fit in with her new family is to defeat her long-lost sister for the role of alpha, she refuses. That is until she learns that the strange and alluring vampire she's befriended, Owen, is the same vampire prince that's been promised the winner.
 
Regan has no doubt that, although she loathes the vampires, it will be her who "wins" Owen.

Only problem: Charlie's already fallen for him.

Book Release: Vampire Ascension by Eva Pohler



When seventeen-year-old Gertie leaves New York to study abroad in Athens, she learns that vampires and demigods are real and unwittingly becomes a catalyst to an uprising led by Dionysus, lord of the vampires.
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In this final installment, Gertie, Jeno, and Hector struggle to bring a peaceful resolution to the war in Athens, but any success they make comes at great cost. How many more people must die for freedom and justice? The teens quickly learn that nothing is fair in love and war. Sometimes even love requires a terrible price.
Haven’t read the first book? If you don’t already have Vampire Addiction, go here for your FREE copy: http://www.evapohler.com/facebook.
And, here’s a treat for Monday…a trailer!
Buy your copy of Vampire Ascension: The Vampires of Athens, Book Three at your favorite retailer today for $3.99 for a limited time!
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Cover Reveal: Lies by Christina Benjamin


Lies (The Geneva Project Book 3)
By Christina Benjamin
Publisher: Christina Benjamin
Published: Sept. 1, 2015
ASIN: B012BYZBA6
Amazon Synopsis:
Age Level: 10 - 18
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Can you live a life of LIES?
That’s exactly what Geneva finds herself doing to protect everyone she loves. While Geneva and her friends embark on a dangerous mission to fulfill her destiny, the dark forces that seek her powers are closing in, putting everyone she cares about at risk.  Geneva must lie about who she is, what she knows and her true feelings. Are all these lies worth it or will she go too far and lose everything she’s been fighting for?
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About the Author:
Young adult author Christina Benjamin grew up in the small town of La Plume, PA, where at an early age her playful imagination lent itself to love the art of story telling. She began to write short stories in grade school and continued practicing her craft all the way through college where she attended the University of Central Florida to complete her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Technical Writing. 

After spending some time writing for blogs and websites, she was inspired to get back to her true love of telling stories, and dove head first into The Geneva Project, her first novel. 

Christina now lives in Central Florida with her husband, dog and cats and spends her free time writing the 2nd book of The Geneva Project series.
Author links
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To celebrate the release of the third book in the series, Books 1 and 2, Truth and Secrets will be available for just $.99
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Book Review: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

Title: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
Author: Stephanie Oakes
Publisher: Dial/Penguin
Publish Date: June 9, 2015
400 pages, ebook

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This book was so wonderful and so horrifying all at the same time. I would get going with the movie playing in my head, but reach a point that was so graphic, so terrifying that it would screech to a halt and I would want to put the book down, BUT I COULDN'T! This book was soooooo amazingly good. But it covered so many aspects of life that threaten the very nature of our being.

I have always been fascinated with religions, cultures and those far off people and places that do not see the light of cities. So the moment I heard about this, I knew I wanted to read it. I was so not disappointed. I felt every single emotion one can experience while reading this book. I cannot get over this is Stephanie Oakes' breakout novel. I am so excited to see what else she writes. (no pressure)

Minnow is a brought into this religious cult at the age of five, so she doesn't have a lot to do with the decision. As she grows older she gets caught between the knowing things are not right and not wanting to disappoint the people who have taken care of her. Her father being a big part of her life and the reason they are in the cult in the first place. Minnow makes decisions to save others at her own detriment, but while all of this is being revealed, Minnow struggles with learning how to be in the real world. Will she have learned her lesson to think for herself or will she continue to be guided by those around her?

Goodreads Description: 
With a harrowing poetic voice, this contemporary page-turner is perfect for fans of Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak, Julie Berry's All The Truth That's in Me, and the works of Ellen Hopkins.

The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust.

And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too.

Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it's clear that Minnow knows something—but she's not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of—if she’s willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past.

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is a hard-hitting and hopeful story about the dangers of blind faith—and the power of having faith in oneself.
 

Book Review: Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand

Title: Imitation
Clone Chronicles #1
Author: Heather Hildenbrand
Publisher: Accendo Press
Publish Date: March 12, 2013
ebook, 272 pages

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It is funny how there are so many times during life that I feel like everyone is exaclty like me and I am like no one. We all struggle to fit in and then one day, we struggle to be unique. At what point does this change? Imagine being made to to the replacement of your true self, but when you are finally called forward, it will be your death.

This is the life of Ven in Imitation. She is happy and content in her current life being the product of a real person. But she is called forth to do her duty. When this happens, her entire world falls apart.

it is exactly like she never knew it would be. There is a tyrant controlling her every move with motives she may never know. She meets true friends and those friends who are really enemies. She begins to learn who she really is and can be, by becoming another person. Her imitation.

Looking forward to the next book in the series, Deviation.

Goodreads Description:
Everyone is exactly like me. There is no one like me.

Ven wrestles with these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. Yet she’s never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face.

Imitations like Ven only get to leave the lab when they’re needed—to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete a specific mission. And Raven has never needed Ven . . . until now.

When there is an attack on Raven’s life, Ven is thrust into the real world, posing as Raven to draw out the people who tried to harm her. But as Ven dives deeper into Raven’s world, she begins to question everything she was ever told. She exists for Raven, but is she prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she’s never met?