The all-new Fire tablet released earlier this month, and we're giving one away to one lucky winner! And to top things off, that winner will also receive a $50 Amazon.com gift code and a bundle of 24 eBooks from award-winning authors. Open today (June 15th) until July 1st. Open to all US residents; International entrants have the option of winning the gift code and the ebooks only. Check it out!
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Breaking Character, Say No To The Bro, Gena/Finn, Crown of Ice, Scepter of Fire, Forget Tomorrow, Obscura Burning, Reach for You, Atlas Link Series (Gyre, Driftwood, Landlocked), The Hunter Circles Series (Hunter and Hunted), Ballad of the Beanstalk, Fall Far from the Tree, Nobody's Goddess, Soulmated, The Traitor's Kiss, Motley Education, The Wishing Heart, One Summer with Autumn, Magnetic Shift, Of The Trees, Chameleon (The Domino Project #1), Thief's Cunning, and Entangled Souls.
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Thursday, 15 June 2017
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Today marks the release of ORGANIC by Jadah McCoy.
Jadah McCoy’s ORGANIC, pitched as Bladerunner meets Pitch Black, in which 18-year-old Syl has barely survived the genetic splicing that plagued her human body. After discovering the androids’ plot to wipe out human and Cull alike, Syl must return to Elite to warn the other survivors. However, with the realization that her group of survivors isn’t the only one, also comes the realization that some humans are just as bad as androids. Bastion and Syl grow closer, however, their relationship suffers under the weight of her past ghosts and a growing threat that endangers human and android alike.
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Now for an excerpt from the book!
Breathing is a habit. The oxygen filters into my system, fizzles through my circuits then dissipates to nothingness. This new body is alien; it feels like my own, but I know it’s not. My eyes fall on the hole in front of me―the giant chunk of concrete ripped from the ground where the entrance to the Sanctuary used to be.
The music in my ear stutters to a stop, and the gun in my hand hangs limp.
We’re too late.
Bastion kneels beside me, leaning against his weapon as he studies the torn roots and claw marks that score the earth. His coattails catch in the dry dirt beneath him. He looks up, blue eyes lit with mechanical brightness. “I take it this isn’t the work of the Cull you’re used to?”
I step closer, peering into the hole. It’s probably fifteen feet in diameter. Gashes scar the walls all the way down until the tunnel opens up at the sewers. No sound comes from within―no sign that anyone inside might still be alive.
A frown pulls my lips down. “No.”
“Syl.” Bastion stands, prepared to stop me.
Ignoring him, I step off the uneven ledge. My body falls through the air, landing with a small splash in the sewers below. A fall at that height would have broken my human body’s legs, but the metal frame absorbs the impact and then some. I take off, running full speed in the direction of the Sanctuary. These muscles, they never grow weak, or tired, or burn with exhaustion. Bastion catches up quickly, his footsteps shadowing mine. Darkness isn’t an obstacle for us; we can see through it as if it were daylight.
The metal bars, the same ones I slipped through so long ago to escape this place, are bent open. I step over one that now lies placidly in the mildewed water. The others look like an old man’s teeth―jagged, uneven, broken.
But beyond the destroyed entrance…
I freeze, my body refusing to move any farther. Chicken feathers litter the area, dingy and bloodstained. Beneath them lie the bodies of people I grew up with. People I know. People I care about. Static fills my ears like a thick layer of cotton.
Symbols hover over a corpse, simulated by my brain―cortex―whatever it is. They shimmer and flicker before translating into letters: deceased. The word populates again and again, a dozen times, once for each body, and I choke.
Jadah McCoy currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee where she works as a paralegal. In her spare time she can be found traveling the world, reading, or (surprise, surprise) writing. The last book in the Kepler Chronicles trilogy is due for publication in 2018.
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
It's cover reveal day for Starswept by Mary Fan! This sweeping YA sci-fi romance will be released on August 29 by Snowy Wings Publishing. The cover features photography by Roberto Falck, with graphic design by Streetlight Graphics.
Author: Mary Fan
Release Date: August 29, 2017
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Some melodies reach across the stars.
In 2157, the Adryil—an advanced race of telepathic humanoids—contacted Earth. A century later, 15-year-old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless, Iris’s one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get hired, and competition is fierce.
A sudden encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. Iris longs to learn about him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the only evidence she has of his existence is the mysterious alien device he slipped to her.
When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of backstabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she discovers that her visions of him are real—by way of telepathy—and soon finds herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music.
But even as their bond deepens, Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from her—and it’s dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about Earth’s alien allies that shatter everything she knows.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Fan is a hopeless dreamer, whose mind insists on spinning tales of “what if.” As a music major in college, she told those stories through compositions. Now, she tells them through books. She is the author of the Jane Colt space opera trilogy, the Firedragon YA dystopia/fantasy novellas, and the Fated Stars YA high fantasy novellas. She's also the co-editor of the Brave New Girls YA sci-fi anthologies, which are dedicated to encouraging girls to enter STEM careers and raising money for the Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund.
Find her online at www.MaryFan.com.
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Ahoy! You've found the next stop on the YA Summer Scavenger Hunt! If you're a bit lost, you can start with this post and follow the treasure map. Otherwise, you've found what you're looking for. Scroll down to find the word that fills spot number 98 of the story. And as a bonus, you can enter my giveaway for the following prizes: A hardback copy of RoseBlood by A.G. Howard, a rare, special-edition paperback of Entangled Souls by me, and a ten dollar gift code from Amazon! Contest is open internationally, but winner must be able to use an Amazon.com gift card. Void where prohibited.
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And now for your treasure! X marks the spot! The secret word is "where" - and that's exactly the next step: where to go ... Click here for spot number 99. And good luck!
Once again, here are the instructions and the map to find all the words: