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 or follow

Book Reveal: Cadllac River by Jeff Napolitano


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.
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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
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?

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.
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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


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


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?

Book Review: Alive by Scott Sigler

Title: Alive
The Generations Trilogy
Author: Scott Sigler
Publisher: Del Ray
Publish Date:
368 pages, ebook


I am not sure I really know what I was getting in to with this book. I saw the cover, read the description, maybe just skimmed it and bought it. Each and every chapter I wondered where this was going and occasionally even wondered why I was reading it.

Do not get me wrong. It isn't that I didn't like the book. But I was confused about the point of the story. Is it about human conflict and human decisions and human emotions? But then again, the characters we deal with are not real, are they? Each time a new subject was introduced, I lost more focus of the book.

It was well written as the characters developed nicely and the plot kept going, but where and how I am still unsure.

I really thought the parts where Em wondered about her being the leader and whether or not she was making the right decisions for the group were right on with human questions. She was so lost through this book, but continued to self reflect and consider, what I felt were good questions. I really thought the characters were awesome as there was a person for each one of us to relate to. They each had their own conundrum to work through and then continue with the group. This was my favorite part of this book. 

I will be looking up other Scott Sigler books as I said, his writing was well done. I look forward to finding a book I truly enjoy from the beginning to end.

Goodreads Description:
From New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler comes something utterly new: a gripping sci-fi adventure trilogy in the vein of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner. A group of young adults awake in a mysterious enclosed space with no knowledge of who they are or how they got there…and an indomitable young woman must lead them not only to answers but to survival.

A young woman awakes trapped in an enclosed space. She has no idea who she is or how she got there. With only her instincts to guide her, she escapes her own confinement—and finds she’s not alone. She frees the others in the room and leads them into a corridor filled with the remains of a war long past. The farther these survivors travel, the worse are the horrors they confront. And as they slowly come to understand what this prison is, they realize that the worst and strangest possibilities they could have imagined don’t even come close to the truth.

Author Giveaway: Shawn McGuire

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Everyone deserves happiness. Is Robin the exception?
A cross-country move to a new state offers Robin Westmore the chance to get away from the relentless bullies and reinvent himself. But on the first day at his new high school Robin finds himself in front of Zane, the school’s star pitcher and chief tormentor, at the exact wrong moment and right back into the role of victim. Hopeless, he wishes for it all to stop.

When Desiree, the new leader of the genies, grants Robin’s wish he’s sure things are finally going his way. But problems in the magical realm have made Desiree equally hopeless and too distracted to give Robin the attention he needs.

As Desiree hides from her responsibilities, Robin disappears into the video game he’s created. There he finds excitement, adventure, and control. When the game presents him with a real escape from his tortured life, will he take it?

Mom stood by the door and watched as Dad drove off. Then she turned to me and gave me the look that said a discussion was coming.
“I assume you’ll tell me if anything is wrong, but I know how shut-mouthed teenagers can be, especially boys, so I’m checking to be sure.” She paused, steeling herself. “How have things been?”
Her eyes were bright and shining. Tears were ready to fall, but whether happy or sad depended on how I responded.
“Oh, you know.” I took a big bite of my sprouted wheat toast with huckleberry jam, samples from one of Mom’s clients, and gave her a closed-mouth smile and a thumbs-up.
She exhaled like she won the lottery. “I knew this move would be good for you.”
A little spot in my chest warmed at that sigh and then immediately fizzled. The nutty-buttery-sweet flavor that filled my mouth turned to cardboard. How could I possibly tell her that after all we’d gone through, things were only different, not better?
I’d get through this. I made it through my first nine years of school, I could make it through the last three. I needed a person. There had to be one person in this school I could consider a friend. Sitting alone in the lunch room every day, too afraid to risk further harassment, was only enhancing the loner nerd reputation I just couldn’t shake.
While Mom studied her calendar, I finished my breakfast and put my dishes in the dishwasher.
“Hope you have a good day, sweetie,” Mom said. “I’d wish you good luck on your test but I know you don’t need it.” She glanced at the microwave clock and jumped. “I’ve got a video conference in an hour.” She looked down at her pink bathrobe with the tea stain down the front. “I should probably put some clothes on.”
She gave me a quick hug and shuffled off to get ready.
“Good luck,” I called, but she was already half-way up the stairs.
I hitched my messenger bag over my head and tugged on a stocking cap. It was chilly enough this morning for a hoodie, but it would warm up in no time. The hat would be good enough.
As I started the six block walk to the bus stop, I remembered that I never checked the results of my ‘popular music software’ request. I pulled out my phone and found a lot of options. I studied them as I walked, glancing up every few feet so I didn’t do something stupid like step into the pathway of a bicyclist. I’d only needed to do that once to learn my lesson. No, today my mistake was that I didn’t look behind me.
“Morning, Tweety.”
I stopped breathing and my gut tightened. I knew who it was without looking: Zane Zimmerman.
Zane was the school’s star athlete. I didn’t pay attention to sports, but even I knew Zane killed it on the pitching mound. He was about five-seven, an inch taller than me, and a good twenty pounds heavier. All muscle.
I was about to put my phone back in my pocket when I got bull rushed. He didn’t actually tackle me, this time, but did hit me hard enough to knock what little breath was in my lungs out of them and send my phone flying. It landed six feet away and slid down the sidewalk another two or three feet before coming to a rest, teetering on the curb like a jumper about to leap from a bridge.
“Careful, Tweety.” Zane said. “You should watch where you’re going.”
My breath returned as a gasp and I rushed to retrieve my phone—bent at the waist, duck-walking with my hands stretched out, dorky as hell—before someone stepped on it or kicked it out into the street. The screen had cracked. Great. Maybe I could convince my parents to upgrade to a phone with gorilla glass instead of just replacing the screen. Again.
“Oh, snap,” Zane said, making a dramatic aw-shucks motion. “Tough luck there, dude.”
Zane wasn’t just a bully. He was the really dangerous kind, in my opinion, because he was smart. Not just book smart but street smart, too. He knew when he could get away with stuff and when he had to wait to dole out his attacks. As far as the teachers and any other adult were concerned, Zane was a dream kid.
“Yeah,” I said. “Tough luck.”

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Shawn McGuire is the author of young adult novels that blend contemporary settings and issues with a touch of fantasy and magic. She started writing after seeing the first Star Wars movie (that's episode IV) as a kid. She couldn't wait for the next movie to come out so wrote her own episodes. Sadly, those notebooks are long lost, but her desire to write is as strong now as it was then.
Her books deal with harder topics (death of a sibling, divorce, dating violence, bullying, and teen suicide) because she believes it is important to talk about these things. Those kinds of topics can be hard to handle and a bit overwhelming, so she infuses a bit of humor in her work as well because she also believes that a sense of humor can help you get through just about anything.

Shawn lives in Colorado with her family where she spends her time reading, cooking and baking, practicing yoga and meditation, and hiking and camping in the spectacular Rocky Mountains.

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Book Review: Queen of Somday by Sherry Ficklin

Title: Queen of Someday
Stolen Empire Book One
Author: Sherry Ficklin
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publish Date: October 7, 2014
262 pages, ebook



I have been very lucky to enjoy the books I have been reading lately, but this book is awesome. It is so well written that if I could, I would take sick days, burrow in my covers and read til I couldn't any longer. This book is that good!!! No joke. I am so sad I have other books to read and cannot stop to read the second one, but it has moved up the list of books I want to read, very fast.

It is based loosely on the formative years of Queen Elizabeth and what it takes to become a truly tyrannical queen. I can see how the princess, queen to be, could easily transform from a sweet, innocent girl to a merciless queen in Book One.

Sophie is instantly a great character because she is strong, smart and not afraid to take on the world to save those she loves. She is pushed into a life she is not sure she wants, but must go after to help her family. She is beautiful and skillful with weapons. She is also very kind so she makes friends fast, yet she also creates animosity because she is liked so fast. Kindness can be a weakness too. Sophie learns real fast to keep her secrets to herself. Unfortunately for her, she falls head over heels in love.

The prince is a man who she knew growing up as a child, so going to possibly marry him, may be easier than she thinks. He is however, a king, so he is spoiled and uses women to his liking.

Sophie has so many wonderful experiences at court from learning Russian to private "woman" lessons where she learns to use her wiles to seduce and conquer. She builds a trustworthy circle of friends, but this can become precarious as court is deadly because the queen will do anything to know everything that is happening.

I cannot believe how good this book was. I could see it happening while I read it and then continued to read the information left by Sherry Ficklin. Just way cool. So excited to read the second book in the series!!


Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia—at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family—and herself—Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.

Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.

In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?

Book Review: Unseen by Stephanie Erickson

Title: Unseen
The Unseen Trilogy Book 1
Author: Stephanie Erickson
Publisher: Pickles Press
Publish Date: November 19, 2014


It has been quite the ride this week with fantabulous book after fantabulous book!!

Stephanie Erickson kept me in the book hangover with The Unseen. Mac has always been odd because when she was a little girl she realized she could read others thoughts. A doctor provided her with iLs. Mac wears this device on her ears. It plays music and drowns out the thoughts of others allowing her to concentrate. Ever since she was little, she has always wondered why she has this ability and if she is as alone as she feels. One day she sees a man watching her and from there, things change. She has hard choices to make and it will always change her.

I am looking forward to the following books in this series to see if Stephanie Erickson develops the others in the Unseen that appeared occasionally while Mac was in training. I am so enamored with the back stories of good solid characters. I would also love to read more about Mac as she was growing up with her adoptive mother and her best friend.

One of my favorite parts of the is book was simply the focus of Mac's situation with her iLs. I have never heard of this and now that I have read a little, I am sure it is very prevalent. I cannot imagine the aid iLs provide to children and adults who need help quieting the mind and focusing. I myself may have worked better with them as my mind only shuts off when doing yoga.

Goodreads Description: Mackenzie Day constantly struggles to silence the voices in her head. The inner thoughts of those around her intrude upon every aspect of her life, threatening to turn it into chaos.

All her life, she thought she was alone as a mind reader—a freak.

Then a member of a secret organization called The Unseen suddenly introduces himself, and she’s immersed in a world she never knew existed. They teach her to hone her skills as a reader, but to what end? Secrets surround her, humming just out of reach, filling her with questions.

Who are they? What do they do with their mind-reading abilities? In the end, just how far will Mackenzie go to be part of The Unseen?

Book Review: Slice and Dice by Mariana Thorn

Title: Slice and Dice
A Skylar Wolfe Mystery Book 1
Author: Mariana Thorn
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly
Publish Date: July 10, 2014


From page one, Mariana Thorn had me with Skylar's character. She is feisty, funny, sadistic and loves food and coffee as much as I do. This is the kind of series I want to take when my husband and I finally go on our honeymoon. It is so light and I was laughing out loud the entire book!! Not one to take on a plane bc then the people around me will be annoyed with all the laughing. Course I don't really care!!

Skylar is a strong, sexy, young and vigorous woman who embraces being female. She uses her wiles to make fun of others around her purely for her own enjoyment. But she is also extremely smart and quick. As a private detective and a sexy one at that, this comes in handy. She is constantly underestimated and that is the perfect place for her!

Book one takes us through a normal case for Skylar working with the local police department. She uses her skills to aid while getting to know the lead detective who has a cuteness to him. 

Goodreads Description: “Nothing good ever happens before ten in the morning.” ~Skylar Wolfe
Skylar Wolfe is far from your average PI. Full of snark with purple hair and a quick tongue with no filter from her brain to her mouth, trouble always seems to find her and she always drags her cousin Levi along for the ride.
But this last bit of trouble she seems to have fallen into is the deadly variety. There’s a corpse at her door (no really, I’m completely serious) with her name all over it. It seems she has pissed off the wrong person. Being Skylar, the list could be a little long. She teams up with Norcrest’s new delicious lead detective, Aiden Livingston and then leads the hunt to find the person responsible.

Book Review: When the Chips are Down by Anne Rasico

Title: When the Chips are Down
Author: Anne Rasico
Publish Date:  June 23, 2013
118 pages, ebook


This book was SO much fun and what a surprise! I came across this book on facebook and the cover immediately grabbed me. It is so fabulous and right on with the storyline. Nice job on the cover!!

The main character Brooklyn was so fun because she just awoke from a coma and has no idea how long she has been in it. Come to find out not only has her family moved, but the entire world has changed. It has become controlled by microchips implanted in society. She is lucky enough to have a few friends who decided to stay off the grid. They are extremely well developed characters. I really liked them all. I related to them and was completely rooting for them. Even a bit later in the book, a character comes up that appears to be a bad guy, but ends up helping, to their demise. Really a fun read!!

Goodreads Description:
You’re part of their system. You’re just another number on a long list of anonymous integers. You’re breathing their air, you’re taking up their space, and you ask for their protection by willingly handing over your freedoms and now you’re in their way!
Can’t you hear them outside? You said something didn’t you?
They’ve watched your every move and heard your words and now that you know the truth, they want your silence.
They’re here for you now.

When Brooklyn awakes from a two year coma, the world around her has changed like she never imagined. Everyone is now required to have a microchip implanted in their arm, but it's no ordinary microchip.

Her friends are convinced that the chip controls people's minds, as they've seen everyone's behavior become increasingly strange. While seeking refuge on a secluded farm with her friends, Brooklyn learns of a secret plot that will ultimately destroy the world. She and her friends must act to expose the truth before it's too late.

Cover Reveal: Vampire Ascension by Eva Pohler

Please help us celebrate the reveal of the epic conclusion to The Vampires of Athens, written by the Amazon bestselling author of The Gatekeeper's Saga, Eva Pohler.

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To celebrate, we're giving away a Kindle Fire HD and a $25 Amazon gift card.  We're also playing games and giving away other prizes, including signed paperbacks, the Athena Locket, and the Medusa T-shirt on July 13-14 on Facebook.

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A teen from New York studies abroad in Athens and discovers that vampires and demigods are real at a time when war is brewing between them. After making friends on both sides, she unwittingly becomes a catalyst to an uprising, led by Dionysus, lord of the vampires. 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. Join us for the final reveal on July 13th on Facebook here. Vampire Ascension Cover reveal  

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Eva's Author Pic 2About the Author: Eva Pohler is the Amazon bestselling author of The Gatekeeper's Saga, The Purgatorium Series, The Vampires of Athens Series, and The Mystery Book Collection. She also teaches writing and literature at a university in San Antonio, where she lives with her husband and three children.

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Upon their arrival in Fairy, Royer Goldhawk and his companions are swept away by an encampment of free humans who are fighting a war on two fronts. Royer must broker peace between these humans and the fairy rebels in order to defeat their common foe, Major Bedloe, and to stop the horror he is about to unleash upon the world.


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Book Review: Witchcraft by Katie M John

Title: Witchcraft
The Meadowsweet Chronicles
Author: Katie M John
Publisher: Little Bird Publishing House
Publish Date: Oct 10, 2014
487 pages, ebook


This book was so well-written I am actually stymied. Witchcraft had everything I love in a paranormal book: three sisters, strong women I can relate to, a very solid sense of reality (ie: believable), men whom I  would fall for, mean and conniving evil people, blood, history that dates back so long ago families can barely remember what started it all, spookie houses and scary things that go bump in the night. Seriously I could go on and on. Scary is a very light word for this book. It had me on the edge of my seat where I actually considered putting it down, it was giving me the hebejebees. I am so glad I never put it down. It was magnificent.

As I mentioned, there are three sisters who have been raised in a home with a single mom who owns an apothecary store. They are known as the slightly weirdos in the town. But the girls are pretty and smart so they have learned to fit in. On the other side, there is a trio of sisters who have spent their lives making the Meadowsweet's lives miserable. Especially that of the middle sister, Fox, who lives everyday with the annoyance of Thalia making her life miserable. Fox has incredible friends who stick up for her, including the ever present Will. In walks Jeremiah, who is a spoiled rich boy who has his way with the flick of his sexy smile. Thankfully this smile does nothing for Fox, or so she things.

Just as Jeremiah comes in to the picture, Fox begins to experience visions of sort, but since she has never had them before, she is not sure that is really what they are. There are visions from the past, the future and present. She cannot make heads nor tails of them. As she has grown up sheltered from witchcraft, she is not sure she can turn to her sisters. Who can she trust?

In the midst of Fox's newest visions, there is a mysterious disappearance of a local girl and her beau. Is Fox's visions part of that chaos or is it completely on its own?

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Goodreads Description:
Ever since its earliest days, the small English village of Heargton has been steeped in the occult. Tales of witchcraft and paranormal activity have been part of the local folklore for generations. Some people blame the lay lines that intersect at the very centre of the village, others blame a terrible curse.

700 years on, Heargton Village still holds dark secrets, and when one of the village girls falls victim to a terrible ritual killing, the old superstitions resurface.

At the heart of these whispers are the Meadowsweet sisters. All beautiful, all charming, all eccentric, but it is the middle daughter, seventeen-year-old Fox, who captures the imagination of American newcomer Jeremiah Chase; a deviant New York playboy sent to live with his Aunt in the Chase ancestral home of Coldstone Hall. A place that has its own grisly history.

But, as Jeremiah discovers the history of the Meadowsweet Sisters, the Chase family history is also unearthed, leading Jeremiah to understand that good and evil are not always on opposing sides.

A tale of witchcraft, demons and ghosts, blending traditional English folklore with the American Gothic.

Book Review: Awoken by Sarah Noffke

Title: Awoken
Lucidites #1
Author: Sarah Noffke
Publisher: One-Twenty-Six Pages
Publish Date: Nov 24, 2014
312 pages, ebook


If you are a book junkie like me, you understand how difficult it is to choose one book to take on a trip. THIS BOOK is the perfect book for traveling. But you should know I would have to take the entire series on my trip. lol #bookproblems.

Sarah Noffke built an amazing world with the most basic understand for those of us who just cannot get into books like Game of Thrones bc there is just too much. I was able to read this book, see it in my mind, understand it and then Sarah continued to build on that amazing foundation. I LOVED THIS BOOK! It is a book I will be recommending for years to come. This is a book I hope to be able to come back to when I start writing books that have world building in them. I want a book that anyone can understand and follow while the visuals are so real.

Sarah gets us in the store from the first page. We have no time to pitter patter on the edge of wondering what is happening. She pulls me in from the get-go. Roya is a very scared girl wondering what the heck has been happening to her. She gets visits from a few people, but cannot actually make heads or tails of the conversation cb they leave things out. After a life so far, of mystery and wondering where she belongs, she decides she has no choice but to give it a chance. The trip to finding answers is never easy, she has to drown herself and wake up in a Lucidites world.

She meets the most amazing people who are good or bad, she really doesn't know. Having been alone most of her life, she receeds in the background, but realizes that a few of those people will not allow her to be quiet. They demand her participation.

Because the description does not provide more, I do not want to give away anymore. SO GO READ IT. NOW.

and Read

Goodreads Description: Around the world humans are hallucinating after sleepless nights.

In a sterile, underground institute the forecasters keep reporting the same events.

And in the backwoods of Texas, a sixteen-year-old girl is about to be caught up in a fierce, ethereal battle.

Meet Roya Stark. She drowns every night in her dreams, spends her hours reading classic literature to avoid her family’s ridicule, and is prone to premonitions—which are becoming more frequent. And now her dreams are filled with strangers offering to reveal what she has always wanted to know: Who is she? That’s the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. But will Roya live to regret learning the truth?

Book Review: Scarred by Elizabeth Montgomery

Title: Scarred
Author: Elizabeth Montgomery
Publisher: Crushing Heart and Black Butterfly
Publish Date: June 26, 2015


I read the description of this book and knew I would HAVE to read it. I was not disappointed!

I was immediately sucked in to Avery's character. I loved her from the very first paragraph. She was so sweet and vulnerable, but had found a way to fight against the chaos in her life. Having been ridiculed as a child bc I wore glasses, I understand this, but the level that Avery has to deal with is beyond my comprehension. My heart went out to her and I wanted to slay demons with her, but she has a good network with her mother and her best friend, who chose her early on.

Avery is constantly berated for her scar that she wears on her face and there is one person in particular who is relentless. One day someone in her life steps out of character and speaks to her. She has no idea if it is a ruse or real. How do you put faith in someone who has stood by and watched you be walked all over for years?? What path would I choose? It is a question for the ages.

I look forward to reading more from Elizabeth Montgomery and especially I long for her to develop this novella into a longer read. I really want to read more about how Avery and Daniel first met, how her enemy has lived at home, how her mother came about having Avery, etc.

Goodreads Description: For those of us who come into the world different, we see it for what it really is.
Avery Chamberlin is special, unique. Beautiful words to gloss over the fact that she is different. She has never felt like she fit in. Why should she?
She was reminded on a daily basis that she was not like her peers.
Flawed. Damaged. A freak.
Avery will have to come out of her shell to prove that even the bullies have their own insecurities.