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Welcome to the 4 for Friday Blitz for A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley, Shadows Fall Away by Kit Forbes, Call Me Grim by Elizabeth Holloway, and Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel, presented by Month9Books!

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A-Murder-of-Magpies-CoverA Murder of Magpies

Winter in Black Orchard, Wisconsin, is long and dark, and sixteen-year-old Vayda Silver prays the snow will keep the truth and secrecy of the last two years buried. Hiding from the past with her father and twin brother, Vayda knows the rules: never return to the town of her mother’s murder, and never work a Mind Game where someone might see.

No one can know the toll emotions take on Vayda, how emotion becomes energy in her hands, or how she can’t control the destruction she causes. But it’s not long before her powers can no longer be contained. The truth is dangerously close to being exposed, placing Vayda and her family at risk.
Until someone quiets the chaos inside her.

Unwanted. That’s all Ward Ravenscroft has ever been. To cope, he numbs the pain of rejection by denying himself emotions of any kind. Yet Vayda stirs something in him. He can’t explain the hold she has on him–inspiring him with both hope and fear. He claims not to scare easily, except he doesn’t know what her powers can do. Yet.

Just as Vadya and Ward draw closer, she finds the past isn’t so easily buried. And when it follows the Silvers to Black Orchard, it has murder in mind.
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About the Author
Sarah Bromley
Sarah Bromley lives near St. Louis with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She likes the quiet hours of morning when she can drink coffee in peace, stare into the woods behind her house, and wonder what monsters live there. When she’s not writing or wrangling small children, she can be found volunteering at a stable for disabled riders.



Shadows-Fall-Away-CoverShadows Fall Away

Mark Stewart is one incident away from becoming a juvenile delinquent, and his parents have had enough. They ship Mark off to London England to stay with his eccentric aunt Agatha who is obsessed with all things Jack the Ripper. After a strange twist of luck, Mark is struck by lightning, and he wakes to find himself in 1888 Victorian London.

His interest in a string of murders Scotland Yard has yet to solve make him a likely suspect. After all, why would a young boy like Mark know so much about the murders? Could he be the ripper they’ve been searching for? Convinced the only way to get back home is to solve the murders, Mark dives headfirst into uncovering the truth.

Mark’s only distraction comes in the form of the beautiful Genie Trembly, a girl who is totally out of his league and who may have already caught the attention of the infamous ripper. To save her, he’ll endanger both their lives, and risk being trapped in the past forever.
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Kit ForbesAbout the Author

Kit Forbes has been a lover of books, history, and all things paranormal for as long as she can remember. She lives in Western Pennsylvania with her youngest daughter and an assortment of cats who give new meaning to the world bizarre.



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Call Me Grim

The truck should have turned Libbi Piper into a Libbi Pancake — and it would have, too, if Aaron hadn’t shown up and saved her life. The problem? Aaron’s the local Grim Reaper… and he only saved Libbi’s life because he needs someone to take over his job. Now, Libbi has two days to choose between dying like she was supposed to, or living a lonely life as Death Incarnate. Talk about a rock and a hard place.

And the choice goes from hard to sucktastic when her best friend shows up marked: condemned as a future murderer. Libbi could have an extra week to stop the murder and fix the mark… but only if she accepts Aaron’s job as Reaper, trapping herself in her crappy town forever, invisible and inaudible to everyone except the newly dead. But, if she refuses? Her best friend is headed straight for Hell.
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Elizabeth HollowayAbout the Author

Elizabeth Holloway is a registered nurse living in Southern Pennsylvania with her two teen children, Bam-bam the dog, and Tinkerbell the cat. CALL ME GRIM is her first novel.



CoverDaughter of Chaos

There comes a time in every witch’s life when she must choose her path. Darlena’s friends have already chosen, so why is it so hard for her to make up her mind? Now, Darlena is out of time. Under pressure from Hecate, the Queen of all witches, Darlena makes a rash decision to choose Red magic, a path no witch in her right mind would dare take. As a Red witch, she will be responsible for chaos and mayhem, drawing her deep into darkness. Will the power of Red magic prove too much for Darlena, or will she learn to control it before it’s too late?

DAUGHTER OF CHAOS is the first in the RED MAGIC paranormal YA trilogy.
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Jen McConnelAbout the Author

Jen McConnel now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. When she isn't crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches writing composition at a community college. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.



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16 comments

  1. Captive is awesome looking! And Suspicion too is lovely. :)

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  2. Ooo! I like it! The colors and "look" of it is quite snazzy. Congrats to Jen. :)

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  3. Christy Maurer12/5/14, 11:20 AM

    All of these sound so good!

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  4. Cali Willette12/5/14, 12:42 PM

    Pretty covers. I want to read Waistcoats and Weaponry! <3

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  5. I love the art of Blue Lily, Lily Blue. I have actually had the Whispers on the Moors collection on my wish list, but I may be moving it up after reading your review of the third book. It has a beautiful cover (I do love covers that actual fit the story) and I enjoy historical fiction. I would like to share a favorite of mine - one that is not an easy read or a big star book on most revues, but it has been on my favorites list for several years . . .

    Seven Ox Seven, Part 1: Escondido Bound by P.A.Ritzer. It is probably on my mind again because the first half of part two is due out in January. Finally. Here is my review:
    http://www.theprairiemom.com/blog/seven-ox-seven-by-p-a-ritzer/

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  6. I haven't read any of these yet, but I love the cover for Suspicion and Arcana!
    Ariel @ Bookish Confessions

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  7. Adriana Garcia12/6/14, 9:45 AM

    I love these! I haven't seen a few of these before. I really like Captive - it feels more maze-y to me. Blue Lily, Lily Blue just makes me think of fairies (:

    Waistcoats and Weaponry - probably my favorite cover out of the series.

    Suspicion is definitely maz-y and such a pretty purple.

    I haven't read any of these but I do have a favorite to share: http://shesgotbooksonhermind.blogspot.com/2014/12/friday-favorites-bleeding-heart-by.html

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  8. Agreed! Love all these covers!

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  9. Those are some sweet covers...and the books sound good also :)

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  10. I love the cover for Captive by Aimee Carter, it looks like a maze, so I thought it had a mysterious feel to it

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  11. I also really enjoy Gail Carriger's Finishing School covers - they really stand out among other YA fantasy. And that fan is highly appropriate given the storyline!

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  12. Diane Elizabeth12/18/14, 9:43 PM

    All great covers! I really love Stray and Suspicion.

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  13. I love the cover of Dreamer's Pool!

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  14. I haven't read any of these yet. I plan to read Suspicion though fairly soon. I'm about to start Rebecca though, I am reading that first for my classics challenge. I am excited to read Suspicion altho I heard it isn't really like a retelling of Rebecca too much at all. Going into it knowing that though, I'm sure I'll be fine :D
    -Diamond @ Dee's Reads

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  15. Great covers! I especially like Dreamer's Pool and No Place to Fall.

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