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2020/10/29

SEDITION by E.M. Wright

 

SEDITION

By: E.M. Wright


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Summary:

She was created for more than slavery; she was built for rebellion.

In an alternate Victorian England, clockwork cyborgs provide the primary source of labor for the upper class. Known as biomatons, they are property by law and have been manipulated and mind-controlled into subservience.

Taryn Roft, a 17-year-old girl, attending classes at Grafton's School of Mechanicks in London has a secret. What's even worse—she cannot remember anything before her twelfth birthday.

When a mysterious privateer discovers her secret, he offers her an ultimatum: accompany him to his airship, or her secret will be revealed to everyone. For Taryn, it's not much of a choice. Facing prejudice and cruelty may be nothing new to the only girl at an all-boys' school, but the further from home she gets, the darker her situation becomes.





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2020/10/23

LOST SOULS VOLUME 2 by DANIELE LANZAROTTA

RELEASE BLITZ

Title: Lost Souls Vol 2 

Author: Daniele Lanzarotta 

Release Date : 22nd October 

Genre: YA Horror 

Cover Designer: Krys Janae




Blurb: 

Lost Souls is a series of short stories revolving around a group of friends and a house with a murderous past. Volume two includes two of their stories.


ANGUISH - As a new family moves into the house, the spirits within become mesmerized by the children and the darkness that follows them.


TORMENT - A demon’s obsession for revenge fuels him to hunt down ‘the one that got away’.



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MY REVIEW

I received an ARc of Lost Souls,Volume 2 and oh my goodness if you get a chance to get your copy when it comes out it is just as good as Volume 1. Daniele has a very unique way of telling stories that draw you in and you don't want to stop reading until you have finished the book no matter what time of the morning you finish. You can't stop reading once you start because you have to know what is going to happen to everyone in the story. Volume 2 starts where the first one ends with lots of surprises along the way. Tate is still just as controlling as well. I don't want to get to much away, but this will having you wanting more when you finish. I can't wait to see what happens in the next installment. 


 

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Author Bio: 

Daniele Lanzarotta is the author of young adult and new adult paranormal/fantasy/contemporary novels, including the Academy of the Fallen Series, the Sudden Hope novels, and A Mermaid’s Curse Trilogy.


Daniele is also a filmmaker and CEO & Founder of Elysian Nightfall Studios - a brand development, audio & video production, and film company. She has recently worked on Virginia based short films as the 2nd Assistant Director and Still Photographer. Daniele is currently working on the development stage for the adaptation of her novel, Sudden Hope, which she also plans to film in VA. She is also working on other film and writing projects.


She enjoys watching hockey, playing Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and spending time with her husband, two daughters, and the family dog.



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2020/10/10

Lost Souls Volume 2 by Daniele Lanzarotta


Title: Lost Souls Vol 2 

Author: Daniele Lanzarotta 

Release Date : 22nd October 

Genre: YA Horror 

Cover Designer: Krys Janae



Blurb: 

Lost Souls is a series of short stories revolving around a group of friends and a house with a murderous past. Volume two includes two of their stories.


ANGUISH - As a new family moves into the house, the spirits within become mesmerized by the children and the darkness that follows them.


TORMENT - A demon’s obsession for revenge fuels him to hunt down ‘the one that got away’.


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Lost Souls Vol 1 Now Available for 99 cents 

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Author Bio: 

Daniele Lanzarotta is the author of young adult and new adult paranormal/fantasy/contemporary novels, including the Academy of the Fallen Series, the Sudden Hope novels, and A Mermaid’s Curse Trilogy.


Daniele is also a filmmaker and CEO & Founder of Elysian Nightfall Studios - a brand development, audio & video production, and film company. She has recently worked on Virginia based short films as the 2nd Assistant Director and Still Photographer. Daniele is currently working on the development stage for the adaptation of her novel, Sudden Hope, which she also plans to film in VA. She is also working on other film and writing projects.


She enjoys watching hockey, playing Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and spending time with her husband, two daughters, and the family dog.



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2020/08/27

Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020



September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Authors, readers, and bloggers are uniting again his year to fight stigma, spread mental health awareness, and support the prevention of suicide. To encourage participation, we're giving away a $50 Amazon gift card and a Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day t-shirt to one lucky winner.



Two kinds of stigma continue to persist: public stigma and self-stigma. Public stigma occurs when other people view a person with a mental illness in a negative way. Public stigma feeds into self-stigma when people with mental illness internalize the negative talk they hear from others.

Well-meaning people say things like, "Suck it up," "Choose to be happy," "Turn that frown upside down," or "Focus on your blessings," as if mental illness were a mood, a frame of mind, or an attitude that can simply be overcome at will.

Often, people who suffer from mental illness blame themselves instead of seeking help. Just as a diabetic needs insulin, a person with mental illness may need treatment.

People who contemplate suicide don't want to die; they just can't fathom how to live because they are so miserable. They can't see past their pain and misery, and they see no point in going on.



According to the International Association for Suicide Prevention, "Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds."

IASP explains that "[e]very life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend or colleague. For each suicide approximately 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected. This amounts to 108 million people per year who are profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviour. Suicidal behaviour includes suicide, and also encompases suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. For every suicide, 25 people make a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide."

If you're contemplating suicide, please don't do it! Instead, seek help. You might be suffering now, but you never know what tomorrow brings. Reach out to a friend or family member. See a doctor. If that doctor doesn't help, try another. Please don't give up.

If you're in crisis, please reach out to the toll-free hotline in your region. You can find your hotline here: https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/.

If you are grieving the death of a victim of suicide and need help, here are resources that can help: https://www.iasp.info/resources/Postvention/National_Suicide_Survivor_Organizations/.

If you suspect that someone you know may be contemplating suicide, please reach out. We often hesitate because we're afraid we might make things worse by saying the wrong thing. According to IASP, "Evidence suggests that this is not the case. The offer of support and a listening ear are more likely to reduce distress, as opposed to exacerbating it."

Warning signs to look for include severe anxiety, agitation, hopelessness, rage, feelings of being trapped, a strong urge for vengeance, engaging in risky activities, excessive alcohol and/or drug use, withdrawing from people, trouble sleeping, and dramatic mood changes.

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Mental illness isn't a personality flaw; it's an illness that comes on through no fault of the individual who suffers with it. Mental illness is treatable and suicide is preventable. #WSPD

MY STORY  

I know it is hard to deal with a lot of issues but Suicide is not the answer. Try to talk to some one. A friend, a teacher, a therapist, a relative, a sister/brother, your grandparents, or even your aunts/uncles are great people to talk with. I have had my own issues with suicide and thank goodness I had a few friends at my house when I was in high school who kick in the bathroom door and stopped me from taking all the pills I had in my hand. I was just tired of all the bullies in school and I figured this was the fastest way to deal with it. Please don't allow those who are hurting too to cause you to end your life. You will be gone but all your family member will be hurting long after you are gone. They will try to figure out where they when wrong and why they never picked up on the signs. PLEASE ASK FOR HELP.

 THE TOUR 

Book lovers from all over the world have joined together to share their stories and spread mental health awareness. Please follow this tour guide to find our posts and to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and a Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 t-shirt: 

 

P.D. Workman, Author

Triple A Book Blog

Jessica Burkhart, Author

Here Is What I Read Blog

Crossroad Reviews

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Book Corner News and Reviews

I Love Books and Stuff Blog

Luv Saving Money

Debbie Manber Kupfer, Author

Ash Ineski, Author

Allie Burton, Author

Book Butterfly in Dreamland

Sara Crawford, Author

Tawdra Kandle, Author

Quinn Loftis, Author

Kat's Indie Book Blog

Day Leitao, Author

Steph Weston, Author

Lanie Bynum, Author

L.B. Carter, Author

Holly and Mistletoe

Eva Pohler, Author

THE GIVEAWAY

From September 1-10, enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and a Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day t-shirt. There are lots of ways to enter below--choose one or all. You can also tweet daily for extra entries. We'll email the winner by September 11th.

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 OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

  1. On September 10th at 8 p.m. your time, light a candle to remember all those we have lost to suicide and to represent the hope of preventing suicide. People all over the world will be participating. You can send an ecard in 63 different languages to invite others to participate. Find the ecards here.
  2. Purchase a Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 for $20. For every shirt sold, five dollars is donated to the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Order yours here.
  3. Spread the word about this giveaway, to encourage more people to read our posts and tweet about overcoming stigma. Use the share buttons at the bottom of this post, and

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 #EntertoWin a $50 #giftcard and #Tshirt while fighting #stigma and spreading #mentalhealthawareness for #suicideprevention #WSPD.  

OTHER RESOURCES 

Here are videos on suicide and mental health that I have found to be helpful: 

 The Bridge Between Suicide and Life  

You're Still Here: Living After Suicide 

This Is for All of You in a Dark Place  

Suicide Is Preventable

2020/07/23

PLAYING CUPID By SC Alban

PLAYING CUPID By SC Alban
 Set to release on February 23rd, 2021!

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"From author SC Alban comes a tender and humorous, coming-of-age novel that follows the journey of a girl who must give up her heart in order to find love. 

For the past five years, seventeen-year-old Megan
Cooper has built a wall around her heart with little room to experience true feelings. However, her entire world shifts the moment she hits Cupid with her car driving home from finals. With his shooting arm significantly injured, she has no choice but to take his place. 

Now, as Megan races to find Cupid’s final three love matches in order to meet his quota by the start of the new year, she comes face to face with the very emotions she’s been pushing away for so long. Caught between what her head is saying and what her heart longs for, Megan must face old wounds, find forgiveness, and track down the perfect match for the one boy she can’t stand. "


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2020/07/16

WOODS OF SILVER AND LIGHT by Victoria McCombs

 By Victoria McCombs


WOODS OF SILVER AND LIGHT, BY VICTORIA MCCOMBS

 "Ronin’s son is dead, and Maid Marion is gone. But a sorceress banished to the Woods can bring his son back if he and his Silver Raiders are willing to do something for her first. 
She finds there's nothing Ronin Hood won't do for his son… Anika finds herself drawn to the mystery of the Woods and the thieves who live within, but the cost of associating with the Silver Raiders becomes higher than she's willing to pay. 
The darkness of the Woods seeps into the Raider's hearts, blurring the lines between hero and villain. Anika's fight for freedom turns into a fight to survive the magic of the trees that should have never been awoken. 

This isn't the tale of Robin Hood you remember."


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2020/07/09

THE HOLLOW WORLD (Fragments #3) by Tracy Auerbach

THE HOLLOW WORLD (Fragments #3)
By Tracy Auerbach
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2020/06/25

LEXAN'S DREAM (The Empire Saga #3.5) by M. Dalto

LEXAN'S DREAM (The Empire Saga #3.5)
By M. Dalto
Lexan was the Crown Prince of the Borderlands, a title and position that was forced upon him out of vengeance and spite, and while growing up, he knew no better. Even after the return of the Queen Empress to the Empire, his desire to maintain his own line ran deeper than blood.

At least, until the dreams began.

Now, Lexan must decide which path he will follow- the one that leads him to his fated power and glory, or the one that brings him to the family he knew he had but was never able to know.  "

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2020/06/11

GODDESS OF NOD (The Balance #3) by C.W. Snyder

GODDESS OF NOD (The Balance #3)
 By C.W. Snyder 
Goddess of Nod is set to release January 21st, 2021!


GODDESS OF NOD (BALANCE #3), C.W. SNYDER

"An easy peace has descended on the land of Nod, but when an old ally turned enemy returns, loyalty, and the fabric of the afterlife are stretched to their limits. To save the land she loves, Alice must choose to sacrifice everything she knows for the greater good, or be swallowed by the vast black of the encroaching Nothing."

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2020/06/04

The Ender by Heather Kindt

THE ENDER (The Weaver #3)
By Heather Kindt
The Ender is set to release 
January 12th, 2021!
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"Most villains meet a likely doom by the end of their book… most villains are not Enders.

Now with the power of the codex, the Wanderer sends most of the Golden Recluse into their books, and Laney must rush to save them from their own writing. With William, she crosses the page into a horror novel filled with bloodthirsty birds, a romance paperback where, to their dismay, they become the main characters and a children’s picture book that’s not as innocent as it seems. And with each second that passes, the threat of the Wanderer’s pen threatens to be the end of the Weavers.

With everything at stake, Laney realizes she’s part of something bigger, and it all comes down to a choice the Wanderer has always wanted her to make: Saving the man she loves, or the family she’s only just discovered."



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2020/04/30

THE CURSE OF THE KING By Winnie Lyon!

 By Winnie Lyon
Set to release September 1st, 2020!


"Laura Wilson is the heir to an ancient curse.

As a young witch descending from the very powerful trio of witches that had cursed Macbeth, the pressure she faces daily is non-stop. When Laura is forced to participate in her school’s rendition of the classic play, she gives herself a single task: breaking the curse once and for all.

This task proves itself to be more difficult than she ever could have imagined when a miscast spell leads to the summoning of her dead ancestor, Cecily Wilson, one of the very witches that cursed Macbeth.

As Laura attempts to send her resurrected relative back beyond the veil, she is faced with one of the harsh realities of high school—having a crush on her best friend, Holly. However, things only get more complicated as Holly pines after Peter, a lonely, quick-witted vampire.

While she grows closer to Cecily, Laura sees first-hand the true horrors of being a witch in Elizabethan England as demonic forces arise in her little town of Shipley Hollow.

Can Laura break the curse and save her family name before the curtains rise on opening night?

Brought to you by Winnie Lyon, The Curse of the King is an action-packed novel with mysterious and magical twists at every turn."
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