Check out an interview with the authors... The Glittering Web by Richard & Linda Nathan (Interview & #Giveaway)


Welcome to my tour stop! Check out an interview and the tour giveaway below...

The Glittering Web
By Richard & Linda Nathan
Christian SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 272 Pages
July 1st 2019 by Redemption Press

Summary

What if everything you thought was true and good — wasn’t?

Stripping away years of deception doesn’t come easily—especially to Loren and Eve Montcrest. They believe they’re following the true path as initiates in Seattle’s Arcane Institute, their society’s elite training academy for the New World Order in 2050.

Pursuing spiritual power despite enormous dangers, they are caught up in a fiery, fast-paced succession of intrigues and adventure that rocks their love for each other and even their sanity.

Only a shocking, last-minute intervention can strip away the veil of deception and rescue them from destruction—but will they give up everything for it?

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Interview

Would you tell us what inspired you to write TGW?

TGW was borne out of a life lived in great darkness and futility in the San Francisco New Age psychedelic counterculture in the '60s and '70s. We won't give away how Christ saved us because our book's ending is true to His miracles. As we emerged into the light and grasped the Gospel, we longed to share it, especially as we saw this darkness rapidly increasing everywhere in our culture.

Richard had just graduated from seminary in 1987 with a master's in Christian/Church history when he began writing The Glittering Web, which is actually Book 1 of a four-part series, The Omega Point Series. For many years, it remained a draft that our family enjoyed playing with together. As I learned how to write and edit fiction through my freelance editorial business (www.logosword.com), I began polishing it over and over again. Finally, the Lord showed us the time is now right for it and opened the door with Redemption Press.

Would you tell us a little more about the main characters?

The story is a ramped-up sci-fi fantasy adventure utilizing actual teachings of the New Age Movement as a stage for Loren and Eve Montcrest, our main characters. Both are ambitious, proud, and idealistic people seeking spiritual power. They seem to have been given everything they want as they enter the Arcane Institute in Seattle, a training center for New Age leadership (which, although fictional, reveals real New Age teachings). As they plunge into a fiery succession of terrifying experiences, they discover nearly too late the disastrous consequences of this evil spirituality and making their relationship with each other secondary.

Interwoven with the fictional development of these characters are actual beliefs, feelings, and experiences of our own.

What is your favorite thing about the book’s cover?

We're very happy with the cover and love the fact that this book is a family project involving each member's special gifts. We prayed for just the right name for a long time and feel the title expresses the story exactly: a web of deception capturing blind souls. Our son Eric designed the cover, which is perfect for the story, through his graphic design business, Little Tree Creative. He also made all of our promotional materials, including our author video and the website www.theglitteringweb.com. Both he and his wife Nichole are marketing specialist whizzes. We are greatly blessed with how God has brought about this book!

What challenged you about writing TGW?

Wow, just about everything!

o Realizing it was more than just something for our family but was a gift from God to reach others in that darkness

o Learning we couldn't do it ourselves--lots and lots of humbling (and more to come, for sure)

o Persevering even when everything seemed hopeless

o Persevering while learning to turn a rough draft into a final, polished work (years!!)

o Not making our writing too "precious"-- being willing to throw out parts that don't work

o Relentless spiritual warfare

o Big health and family challenges off and on over the years

o Knowing this is only Book 1 of a four-part series.

That's the short list. :-)

What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

We both agree that writing and publishing should be a ministry that God gives us to serve and glorify Him. Is He giving that to you? Seek Him. Pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to inspire, empower, and guide you. And once you know you're on track, persevere no matter what. Walk humbly before Him. We see our book as an evangelistic outreach disguised as sci-fi fantasy. :-)

Nice as income from our writing can be, put God above mammon. Remember the terrible state of unbelievers (Ephesians 2:1-3). Don't compromise. Be bold. Be biblical. Learn about the deceptive philosophies around us so you will not be deceived. Ask God to teach you about spiritual warfare, how to recognize it, and how to stand.

Linda has worked with authors for nearly 30 years as a professional freelance editor, and she's also a freelance staff editor with Redemption Press. She says to learn all you can about the craft of writing. Learn to edit your own work, but don't be shy about working with an editor. Learn about style guides; they will help your work look professional. Find a critique group. Be humble about your own work and learn to make criticism fruitful. Watch out when seeking publication--the industry is full of sharks!

"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ." Colossians 3:23-24

About the Author

Whether writing apologetics or page-turners, Richard and Linda write together. The Glittering Web is their first novel, a thriller rooted in their own lives and the occult. Richard has a master’s in Christian history and a B.S. in biology and has worked in psychiatric units for over 25 years. Linda has a B.A. in psychology. She has managed Logos Word Designs, LLC, since 1992, providing professional writing, editing, and publishing consultation services. She is also a staff freelance editor with Redemption Press. Together and singly, they have taught and spoken at conferences, seminars, churches, and on the radio. #glitteringweb ~ www.theglitteringweb.com

More from Richard and Linda

What if everything you thought was true and good—wasn’t?

That’s what we painfully learned from our years in the New Age / psychedelic movement in the San Francisco Bay Area during the ’60s and ’70s–years in which we almost lost our sanity, our souls, and our lives.

Like our characters Loren and Eve who are initiates in Seattle’s Arcane Institute in the year 2050, we pursued spiritual power into a glittering web of dangers and deceptions.

Although true to our own inner trials and temptations, The Glittering Web is a fast-paced thriller and sci-fi fantasy with a life of its own, an evangelistic thrust, and a call to Christians to wake up to this huge mission field all around us where today a New Age practitioner is running for President. As it exposes the deceitfulness of this popular movement, it also glorifies the great love and power of Jesus Christ to reach the lost.

See our author video at www.theglitteringweb.com and join the Insider’s Club for our free quarterly newsletter, articles, contests, drawings, Q&As, and much more. There’s also a glossary of over 60 New Age terms to help you.

Tour Schedule

Older & Smarter?, October 12
CarpeDiem, October 14
Rebecca Tews, October 15
Wishful Endings, October 17 (Author Interview)
Texas Book-aholic, October 21
janicesbookreviews, October 22
A Reader’s Brain, October 23

Tour-Wide Giveaway



To celebrate their tour, Richard and Linda are giving away, to TWO winners, the grand prize of a paperback copy with a membership to the Insider’s Club (see www.theglitteringweb.com).

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Any thoughts on the interview?

Happy release to The Night Weaver by Monique Snyman (#Giveaway)


The Night Weaver
(Harrowsgate #1)
By Monique Snyman
YA Dark Fantasy, Horror
Paperback & ebook, 266 Pages
October 15th 2019 by Vesuvian Books

Summary

Shadow Grove isn’t a typical town. Bad things happen here. Children disappear, one after the other, and nobody is doing anything about it. Parents don’t grieve, missing posters don’t line the streets, and the sheriff seems unconcerned.

Seventeen-year-old Rachel Cleary lives on the outskirts of Shadow Grove, next to the creepy forest everyone pretends doesn’t exist. Usually the forest is filled with an eerie calm, and unmistakeable graveyard solemnity. But the trees have started whispering, forgotten creatures are stirring and the night feels darker than ever.

Something is stalking the residents of Shadow Grove, changing them into brain-dead caricatures of themselves. It’s up to Rachel to find a way to stop the devouring of her hometown before all is destroyed and everyone she loves is forever lost.

Original cover art by Marcela Bolivar
And title treatment by Michael J. Canales

Praise for the Book

"With its boogeyman-like creature based in lesser-known folklore, the novel is unique, as well as creepy and unsettling. It also functions on a metaphorical level, growing stronger by feeding on the negative emotions of the townspeople … The Night Weaver introduces a world of myth, intrigue, and darkness with considerable technique." ―Foreword Reviews

“Simultaneously refreshing and deeply unsettling, The Night Weaver weaves together small-town horror with an intricate otherworldly fairytale to deliver a blend of horror and fantasy that captures the essence of young adult terror seasoned with the stuff of grown-up nightmares.” ―The Nerd Daily

“… a very easy to read page-turner … As the mystery develops it moves deeper into dark fantasy ... brimming with ideas.” ―Ginger Nuts of Horror

"I have been searching high and low to find a writer that could intrigue me with writing as witty and crafty as Cassandra Clare, and lo and behold I found one. HOLY HELL what a read." ―Nadine Maritz, MY HEAD "IN A NUTSHELL“

2018 BRAM STOKER AWARDS® Final Ballot FINAL BALLOT
LOS ANGELES, CA, FEBRUARY 23, 2019

Named in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel Dracula, the Bram Stoker Awards® are presented annually for superior achievement in writing in eleven categories. Previous winners include Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, and Neil Gaiman. The HWA formed in 1985 with the help of many of the field’s greats, including Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon, and Joe R. Lansdale. The HWA is home to the prestigious Bram Stoker Award® and the annual StokerCon convention.

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
•Ireland, Justina – Dread Nation (Balzer + Bray)
•Legrand, Claire – Sawkill Girls (Katherine Tegen Books)
•Maberry, Jonathan – Broken Lands (Simon & Schuster)
•Snyman, Monique – The Night Weaver
•White, Kiersten – The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (Delacorte Press) 

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About the Author

Monique Snyman’s mind is a confusing bedlam of glitter and death, where candy-coated gore is found in abundance and homicidal unicorns thrive. Sorting out the mess in her head is particularly irksome before she’s ingested a specific amount of coffee, which is equal to half the recommended intake of water for humans per day. When she’s not playing referee to her imaginary friends or trying to overdose on caffeine, she’s doing something with words—be it writing, reading, or fixing all the words.

Monique Snyman lives in Pretoria, South Africa, with her husband and an adorable Chihuahua. She’s the author of MUTI NATION, a horror novel set in South Africa, and Bram Stoker Award® nominated novel, THE NIGHT WEAVER, which is the first installment in a dark fantasy series for young adults.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway


- 1 Winner will receive a Limited Edition The Night Weaver Box by Monique Snyman.
- 1 Winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
- Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter Ends | November 5, 2019

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Check out a dream cast for The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco (Guest Post & #Giveaway) @The_FFBC


I get to share the author's dream cast today, so check that out as well as the tour giveaway below...

The Never Tilting World
(The Never Tilting World #1)
By Rin Chupeco
YA Fantasy
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, 496 Pages
October 15th 2019 by HarperTeen

Summary

Frozen meets Mad Max in this epic teen fantasy duology bursting with star-crossed romance, immortal heroines, and elemental magic, perfect for fans of Furyborn.

Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun.

While one sister rules Aranth—a frozen city surrounded by a storm-wracked sea —her twin inhabits the sand-locked Golden City. Each goddess has raised a daughter, and each keeps her own secrets about her sister’s betrayal.

But when shadowy forces begin to call their daughters, Odessa and Haidee, back to the site of the Breaking, the two young goddesses —along with a powerful healer from Aranth, and a mouthy desert scavenger —set out on separate journeys across treacherous wastelands, desperate to heal their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands.

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Dream Cast

Haidee


– Cree Cicchino! She’s adorable in Game Shakers, and that’s the sort of energy I’d like Haidee to have in particular.

Lan


– Madison Hu! I really like how she can play confident characters, and I think she has the skills to play my gruff, I-don’t-trust-anyone-also-I-have-some-trauma Lan!

Odessa


– since Odessa is Haidee’s twin sister – Cree Cicchino again, but this time with shorter hair! I think the slightly shyer, less confident Odessa is also something she can pull off – I’d like to see someone who can be vulnerable play the role, and Cree looks perfect for the part!

Arjun


- This one stumped me for a bit, and I had to turn to Bollywood for my aesthetic needs very early on when I was thinking about casts for Arjun. Luckily, the perpetually frowning Aryan Khan (son of very popular actor Sha Rukh Khan) seems to channel Arjun’s semi-grouchy personality fairly well!

About the Author

Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. Dances like the neighbors are watching.

She is represented by Rebecca Podos of the Helen Rees Agency. She is also fond of speaking in the third person, and may as well finish this short bio in this manner. While she does not always get to check her Goodreads page, she does answer questions posed to her here as promptly as she is able to.


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Tour-Wide Giveaway

Win a finished copy of THE NEVER TILTING WORLD by Rin Chupeco, character stickers and art prints for all four characters of the NEVER TILTING WORLD (INT)
Ends October 29, 2019

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This is a book I've been super excited about and can't wait to read! Is it on your list? Have you read it and do you like who the author picked for her dream cast?

I Can't Wait for... Dead Moon Rising by Caitlin Sangster & Rogue Princess by B. R. Myers (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday) #CWW #WOW


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

There are so many books I'm excited about coming out, so I'll be sharing two for the next month before I go back to one pick at a time. 🙂

I somehow missed that the third Last Star Burning book was coming next month. I've loved this series (read my reviews of book one here and book two here) and am really looking forward to this one! My next pick is a futuristic Cinderella retelling where it's a princess and a thief who fill the love interest for each other and sounds just like my thing. They're my picks this week...


Dead Moon Rising
(Diamond City #1)
By Caitlin Sangster
YA Dystopian
Hardcover & ebook, 512 Pages
November 12th 2019 by Simon Pulse

Summary

Sev must decode her mother’s last words to find the cure to Sleeping Sickness before Dr. Yang can use it to blackmail the world into submitting to his rule in this thrilling finale to the Last Star Burning trilogy.

Sev finally knows where to find the cure to Sleeping Sickness. The only problem is that she’s trapped in an endless sleep herself after refusing to give up her secrets to Dr. Yang.

Howl is determined to save Sev, but he has no idea where Dr. Yang is keeping her. When he runs into a group fleeing Port North on a mission of their own, he has no choice but to follow and hope they can get him back to the mountains before it’s too late.

June, infected with SS by the very people she calls family, has now become the one thing she most fears. She’s supposed to be Port North’s insurance that Howl and Sev return with the cure, but June has other ideas.

And Tai-ge, reunited with the Reds, is airlifted to the City now overrun by SS. He’s charged with getting the factories running again by any means necessary—no matter how many Sephs stand in his way.

There’s only one thing strong enough to unite people who have been fighting for years, and Sev holds the key to it inside her mind. If she can’t reach the cure in time, there may not be anyone left to save.

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Rogue Princess
By B. A. Myers
YA SciFi, Retelling
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, 304 Pages
January 21st 2020 by Swoon Reads

Summary

A princess fleeing an arranged marriage teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot in B. R. Myers' Rogue Princess, a gender-swapped sci-fi YA retelling of Cinderella.

Princess Delia knows her duty: She must choose a prince to marry in order to secure an alliance and save her failing planet. Yet she secretly dreams of true love, and feels there must be a better way. Determined to chart her own course, she steals a spaceship to avoid the marriage, only to discover a handsome stowaway.

All Aidan wanted was to “borrow” a few palace trinkets to help him get off the planet. Okay, so maybe escaping on a royal ship wasn’t the smartest plan, but he never expected to be kidnapped by a runaway princess!

Sparks fly as this headstrong princess and clever thief battle wits, but everything changes when they inadvertently uncover a rebel conspiracy that could destroy their planet forever.

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Will you be reading either of these?

Discover Nantucket... As the Light Fades by Catherine West (Guest Post & #Giveaway) #LightFadesTour


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

I get to welcome author Catherine West to my blog today to share about
Nantucket. Definitely check that out and enter the tour giveaway below...

As the Light Fades
By Catherine West
Women's Fiction
Paperback & ebook, 362 Pages
September 10th 2019 by KDP

Summary

Sometimes we’re placed in the strangest of circumstances for the most important reasons.

After her carefully constructed life crumbles, Liz Carlisle finds herself back on Nantucket, picking up the pieces. With the family estate under renovations, the solitude she craves seems out of reach.

Matthew Stone intends to steer clear of his new tenant. She’s carrying a load of baggage, but as long as she pays the rent, he’ll let her be. He’s got enough to deal with caring for his wayward niece, Mia.

Liz doesn’t have time for teenagers and her track record with men is abysmal, but an unlikely friendship forms between the three.

When her former boyfriend is charged with assault, Liz is called to testify against him. But he knows the darkest secrets of her life—secrets she’d hoped to keep buried forever, and he’s ready to reveal them. Telling the truth is the right thing to do, but it may cost her everything she’s worked so hard for, and all she’s come to love.

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Guest Post: Discovering Nantucket

As an island girl, having grown up in Bermuda, the thought of writing a book set on an island held great appeal. At the time of writing my 2016 novel, The Things We Knew, I was told stories set in the US would sell better than stories set on foreign soil, so I chose to set my story on Nantucket, a charming, tiny island off Cape Cod.


I was unable to visit Nantucket during the writing of the novel, so I relied heavily on Google maps, where you can actually ‘walk’ the streets, and I read many, many blogs, and Facebook pages that talked about island life and culture and history, and spoke with people who lived and/or vacationed there. I soon began to think it couldn’t possibly be as beautiful as it seemed. I mean look at this …


Unbeknownst to me, as release day for The Things We Knew drew closer, my amazing, albeit sneaky, husband, arranged a book signing at Mitchell’s Bookstore, on Main Street, Nantucket! So our whole family spent five days enjoying all Nantucket has to offer, and I had to admit that all the pictures I’d drooled over where pretty accurate. From the cobbled streets, to the massive blue hydrangeas and eye-popping pink roses clambering over the gray shingled homes, the breathtaking views, charming shops and out-of-this-world food, Nantucket has something for everyone! We had so much fun there, and I hope to go back again one day.


So of course, when the idea of writing a spin-off story from The Things We Knew started to stir in my mind, I was eager to get back to this beautiful island, and set another story there. As the Light Fades is now the second book set on Nantucket, and part of me hopes it won’t be the last. And I may just have to return for more research!



Have you ever visited Nantucket? Tell us about a place you’ve been that you loved, and want to return to!

About the Author


Catherine West is an award-winning author of contemporary women’s fiction. When she’s not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border Collie for long walks or reading books by her favorite authors. She and her husband reside in Bermuda, and have two adult children and one beautiful granddaughter. Catherine is the winner of the 2015 Grace Award (Bridge of Faith) and the Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award (The Things We Knew). Where Hope Begins released May 2018, and her latest novel, As the Light Fades, releases September 2019.


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One winner will receive a $75 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of The Things We Knew by Catherine West (print to US/CAN, ebook to INT)
Ends October 23, 2019

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Have you read any of this author's other books? Have you even been to Nantucket?

If you like dragons, great characters, and an intriguing world... Fireborne by Rosaria Munda (Review) @The_FFBC

Fireborne
(The Aurelian Cycle #1)
By Rosaria Munda
YA Fantasy, Dragons
Paperback & ebook, ? Pages
October 15th 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young

Summary

Seraphina meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that's full of rivalry, romance... and dragons.

Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen.

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My Review

FIREBOURNE is one of those books that pulls readers in from the first page and doesn’t let go until the very end. Full of a vivid fantasy world where soldiers ride dragons and a country is still recovering from a revolution, readers will fall in love with the two star-crossed main characters and hope for an ending where they’ll find happiness. Highly recommended!

I love it when I go into a book with high expectations and those expectations are met! This story did not disappoint. I loved the characters! I loved the history between Lee and Annie from the time they met in the orphanage. I loved how their pasts were so intertwined, even in their deep grief, and how much that enhanced the story. I loved the constant push and pull of the old ways and the new society after the revolution. It's realistic and blunt. How people can do things that have been done to them, but they don't see it as being bad or racist or cruel. How those who were to change, reverted back to what they fought against. And then those who see the truth and try to rise above it and do what they feel is right.

There were so many feels in this book! I've mentioned the relationship between Lee and Annie. It's so strong and complicated. There was so much going on with this story. Lee and Annie come from very different pasts but are forged together. Then they faced some challenges that were heart-wrenching on so many levels. There were lots of different friendships in this book, including those with the dragons. I loved them all! I also appreciated that the author didn't let anyone be completely clueless, not the leaders and the guy who led the revolution nor the dragonriders. They fit the pieces together, sometimes slowly, and they realized that there were more than one threat.

My only complaint were the swear words. There were very few and they weren't really needed. It just means I can't pass this one to my daughter, which is such a bummer because it's a fantastic story with more to come.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a page-turner, yes, but also so much more with this complex political and social world. The dragons were amazing, but even more so were the deep friendships and lovable characters. Definitely one to add to your reading list if you enjoy fantasy, especially fantasy with plenty of intrigue.

Content: Some heavy making out, two or three s-words, some non-descriptive violence.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through the Fantastic Flying Book Club, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

Is this on your tbr? Do you like books with dragons? Make sure you go check out the dragon tips from the author and enter the tour giveaway here.

Tips for Dragonriders... Fireborne by Rosaria Munda (Guest Post & #Giveaway) @The_FFBC


Welcome! Check out some fun dragon facts from the author and the giveaway below...

Fireborne
(The Aurelian Cycle #1)
By Rosaria Munda
YA Fantasy, Dragons
Paperback & ebook, ? Pages
October 15th 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young

Summary

Seraphina meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that's full of rivalry, romance... and dragons.

Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen.

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Lee's & Annie's Dragon Tips

  • Always make sure your flamesuit is stocked with coolant
  • Don’t forget to buckle your bootstraps into your stirrups. You don’t want to fall out of the saddle if you go upside down.
  • Have a training partner check your armor before sparring—safety first!
  • If your dragon hasn’t sparked yet, engage with enemy forces with extreme caution.
  • Scrub your dragon down after drills! They don’t like that ash stuck between their scales.
  • Bring your dragon treats when you can. Raw meat is best, so they can smoke it exactly how the like it.

  • About the Author


    Rosaria grew up in rural North Carolina, where she climbed trees, read Harry Potter fanfiction, and taught herself Latin. She studied political theory at Princeton and lives in Chicago with her husband and cat.

    For book recs and updates, follow her on instagram: @rosariamunda


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    Ends October 9th 2019


    Have you read this yet? Any thoughts on the dragon tips?

    Sojourner by Janalyn Voigt (Tour Launch & #Giveaway) #SojournerTour

    On Tour with Prism Book Tours

    Book Tour Launch for
    Sojourner
    By Janalyn Voigt

    Note from the Author

    Thanks for participating in the book tour for Sojourner, Tales of Faeraven book three. Did you miss the first two books in this medieval epic fantasy series? Catch up with tour summaries for DawnSinger and Wayfarer. Each of the Tales of Faeraven novels can stand alone, although reading them all provides a fuller experience. Sojourner tells the story I first envisioned, but I had trouble finding a starting place. I kept backing up in the story until it became clear that I needed to write an entire book to relay the background of SojournerDawnSinger, became book one in the series.

    I plotted three books for the Tales of Faeraven trilogy. My characters had plans of their own. In Wayfarer, the high king of Faeraven turned aside into the Vale of Shadows—an alarming place of which I’d been blissfully unaware. Mara, the heroine of Sojourner, proved her determination to find the truth by lengthening her quest. It takes faith to let a story tell itself. I followed Elcon into the shadows and let Mara’s journey lengthen. The trilogy became a four-novel series. (DawnKing, book four, releases in January.)

    Mara is one of my favorite characters in Tales of Faeraven. Her keen mind and strength of will serve her in good stead. She doesn’t always make the best choices but eventually learns from her mistakes. In that respect, I’d like to take a leaf from her book.

    —Janalyn

    Sojourner
    (Tales of Faeraven #3)
    By Janalyn Voigt
    Fantasy, Christian Fantasy
    Paperback & ebook, 322 Pages
    November 1st 2019 by Pelican Book Group

    Mara didn't know her parents were living a lie.

    After learning a secret that causes Mara to question her heritage, she runs to Torindan, the High Hold of Faeraven, to seek the truth. What the innkeeper’s daughter doesn't know is that Rand, the mysterious tracker she’s hired to guide her through the wilderness, has been sent on an errand that puts her life at risk.

    Helping Mara furthers Rand's purposes, but he doesn't count on his emotions interfering.

    With Faeraven on the brink of war, Rand is faced with a life-altering choice, Mara is torn between escape and learning the truth, and the future hangs in the balance.

    Will Mara be heir to the Faeraven throne? Can Rand escape the terrors of the dungeon?

    As Torindan and Pilaer prepare for battle, anything can happen.

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    Tour Schedule

    October 14th:
    Launch
    Daughter of Increase
    Heidi Reads...
    October 15th:
    Adventures Thru Wonderland
    Uplifting Reads
    October 16th:
    Paulette's Papers
    Paper Ink & Lizard
    El Rincon de Joss
    October 17th:
    Jorie Loves A Story
    Splashes of Joy
    October 18th:
    @jypsylynn
    J. L. Mbewe
    October 21st:
    Romances of the Cross
    Hearts & Scribbles
    October 22nd:
    Bookworm Lisa
    That Georgia Gypsy
    October 23rd:
    Jessica Belmont
    Colorimtetry
    Remembrancy
    October 24th:
    Pause for Tales
    Reading On The Edge
    October 25th:
    Library Lady's Kid Lit
    Tell Tale Book Reviews
    October 26th:
    Grand Finale

    Other Books in the Series


    About the Author


    Janalyn Voigt is a writer and professional speaker with a photography habit and a passion for travel. Her unique blend of adventure, romance, suspense, and fantasy creates worlds of beauty and danger for readers. Tales of Faeraven, her epic fantasy series beginning with DawnSinger, carries readers into a land only imagined in dreams. She is represented by Sarah Joy Freese of Wordserve Literary.


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    Weekly Update #339, ready for a new week...


    Welcome to my Weekly Update where I share what's been going on and what's coming up!

    I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

    This past week did not go as planned. I watched my sister's dog while they went out of town for fall break for the week. He's a sweet, old dog with some major anxiety, which resulted in messes on the floor and sleepless nights all week. It did get a little better by day four, but he still woke me three times a night, so I was basically a zombie all week. I was hopeful that it would be better and I didn't want them not to be able to go, so kind of a tough situation. I was too tired to do pretty much anything though, so everything suffered for it. I hope to get some good rest this weekend and catch back up on my reading. It's a new week with the kids back in school from their break and me back at work.


    This Week


    New Books

    It's definitely fall release time and I've been getting a bunch of fun bookmail the past couple of weeks. This is what I've shared so far on Instagram:

    A very fun The Tyrant's Tomb by Rick Riordan gift pack
    (you can enter to win your own - link below!)

    Nerdy Post Box from August

    To Die, To Sleep by Stephanie Black
    Maggie's Place by Annette Haws
    The Heart of the Rebellion by Sian Ann Bessey

    The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey (LOVED this book!)

    Siege and Sacrifice by Charlie N. Holmberg
    The Angel of Grey Garden by Anita Stansfield
    Mistaken Reality by Traci Hunter Abramson
    Mostly Perfect by Heather B. Moore
    Changeling & Fledgling by Molly Harper
    The Aftermath by Amy Matayo
    The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V. Snyder

    Giveaways

    Go enter these giveaways:

    Other Things of Note

    I'm participating in Blog Ahead again this year. I'm not quite half way to my goal, but I'm hoping to have time to get quite a lot more done in the next two weeks since the holidays are always crazy. Check out my post here.

    Last Week