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May 21, 2015 - Book Tour    No Comments

Endless Possibilities Read-A-Thon

I have absolutely loved read-a-thons since I was a young pup. Growing up, a highlight of every year was participating in the MS Read-A-Thon, especially the year my mother pledged 50c for every book read, and I demolished 100 books. (Incidentally, that’s the last year she made a per-book pledge, choosing instead to make a fixed donation.)

So of course I’m really excited to be a part of Good Tales’ first read-a-thon! They’ve got heaps of great things planned for the weekend, including a facebook party, author Q&As and plenty of giveaways.

My TBR list for the event is quite short, but I’ve been hanging out to read all 3 books for a really long time. Presented in no particular order:

If you want to join in all the fun as well, clicky here and don’t forget to post your TBR list!

May 20, 2015 - Book Tour, Giveaways    No Comments

Book Tour: INSIGHT KINDLING by Chess Desalls

Title: Insight Kindling

Series: The Call to Search Everywhen #2

Publication Date: January 13, 2015

Publisher: Czidor Lore, LLC

Book Links: Goodreads

Purchase: Amazon || iTunes || Barnes & Nobles

Calla faces charges against her for changing the past. Her use of the Travel Glasses resulted in the creation of two writings that affected the lives of Edgar, the inventor of the Travel Glasses, and Valcas, their prior owner. Now Calla must explain her actions before the Time and Space Travel Agency.

The hearing does not end well. The travel commissioner finds Calla guilty as charged and forces her to choose between two harsh penalties. Despite the risk of becoming lost herself, Calla accepts a dangerous travel mission that may help her find her father. She teams up with a group of talented travelers. While working with them, she soon discovers that she has a special travel talent of her own.

Pursued by the sentient being of white light that’s been tracking her father’s bloodline, Calla fears her newfound talents may not be enough to protect her and her teammates before they complete their mission.

Insight Kindling is the second installment in The Call to Search Everywhen serial series.

 

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Apr 16, 2015 - Book Tour, Giveaways    No Comments

The Yellow Hoods Series:

As the Yellow Hoods series starts, we see a pastoral world on the brink of a great change. Steam-based and other technologies are emerging, hence the genre “Emergent Steam Punk”. But this is written in the tradition of hard science fiction– you will find no gratuitous gears here. In the series, Adam Dreece masterfully weaves together familiar elements from fairy tales with realistic characters, bringing them to life. Here we meet the Nikolas Klaus: a kind of fusion of Santa Claus and Nikola Tesla and his granddaughter, young Tee who evokes Little Red Riding Hood but with the force of personality of a Katniss (Hunger Games) or Buffy (aka the Vampire Slayer). You may laugh and you may cry, but I guarantee you will enjoy the ride.

 

 

Click through for more information, and a giveaway!

Title: Along Came a Wolf (Book 1)

Series: The Yellow Hoods

Author: Adam Dreece

Publication Date: April 14, 2014 

 Someone is on the hunt for the steam engine plans, and believes that master inventor, Nikolas Klaus, has them. Thought dead by most, and forgotten by many, the quiet grandfather has been living for years in the sleepy mountain town of Minette, keeping his inventions mostly to himself and watching his granddaughter grow up.

Twelve-year-old Tee, and her two best friends, Elly and Richy, come together as the heroic Yellow Hoods in the face of life threatening danger. Whose side are the Cochon brothers on, and will they tip the balance? Will Nikolas’ ties to one of the secret societies cost him Tee’s life?   

Title: Breadcrumb Trail (Book 2)

Series: The Yellow Hoods

Author: Adam Dreece

Publication Date: August 18, 2014 

 In an act of desperation, inventor Maxwell Watt sends his teenage son to Nikolas Klaus with the secret plans for his steam engine. The Fare, a nefarious secret society, learns of the game-changing invention and accelerate their timeline to neutralize Klaus and reclaim control over the kingdoms.

While wars spark to the south, children in Mineau have started to go missing–again. Captain Archambault suspects the return of the Ginger Lady. With the help of the Yellow Hoods and their friends, the search is on to find the missing children before it is too late.

What is the secret that ties the Yellow Hoods to the Ginger Lady? Who are the Red Hoods really?   

Title: All the King’s Men (Book 3)

Series: The Yellow Hoods

Author: Adam Dreece

Publication Date: April 15th 2015

More than a hundred years ago, a king declared that all geniuses, scientists and inventors were abominations, save for those willing to become his Conventioneers. His edict spread like wildfire through the kingdoms, and drove the hunted into the arms of the secret societies, the Tub and the Fare.

Decades later, having taken control of the remains of the crushed Fare, a young Marcus Pieman follows up on rumors of a homeless, teenage Abominator in his city. When the scared Nikolas Klaus looked up at Marcus for the first time, a tremendous bond was forged.

A betrayal leads Tee to a showdown with her greatest foe. Who breaks and who lays bleeding in the middle of nowhere?

And Mounira learns the truth about the once great inventor, Christophe Creangle.

YOU CAN FIND & PURCHASE ALL BOOKS IN THE SERIES HERE:

Goodreads | Amazon | The Yellow Hoods Store | Author Website

Book 1 – Along Came A Wolf: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon.ca | B&N
Book 2 – Breadcrumb Trail: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon.ca | B&N

Book 3 – All The King’s Men: Goodreads | Amazon

Author Bio:

Adam Dreece burst onto the young adult fiction scene in 2014. His debut novel, Along Came a Wolf, hit the shelves in April, launching what is now the bestselling series The Yellow Hoods. Book Two, Breadcrumb Trail, quickly followed in September, locking in Dreece’s status as a force to be reckoned with. Now Book Three, All the King’s-Men, is about to be released and is expected to take its place on the Amazon and Calgary Herald Best Seller Lists, alongside its predecessors.

For twenty-five years Adam had written stories and set them aside, including a memoir covering his battle with terrible scar pain and then being hit with severe asthma. He’d always given the priority and focus to his technical career. In January 2015, he became a full time author.

Adam’s a devoted husband and father of three great kids. Though driven, he ensures there is always time for his family, fans, and fellow authors. With his tween daughter as his muse and the first to hear the rough drafts, it’s no surprise that he’s a huge proponent of strong female characters, something very clear in The Yellow Hoods.

 

Author Links:

Twitter | Website | Facebook

GIVEAWAY

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This tour was organised by

Good Tales Book Tours.

Today I’m delighted to be part of a cover reveal AND giveaway blog tour organised by Good Tales Book Tours for D.B. Nielsen’s Seed, which is book 1 in the Keepers of Genesis series. 

The book:

A powerful, hidden artefact is unearthed in modern day Iraq and, with its discovery, an ancient conflict is reignited. Seventeen-year-old Sage Woods, the daughter of an eminent archaeologist working at the British Museum recently relocated from Australia, uncovers the artefact’s disturbing secret and is placed in terrible danger. Unwittingly, she has stumbled into an invisible war between two primordial dynasties of a supernatural order – a war in which she has a fateful role to play in a race to control the power of the SEED.
Embroiled in a quest that takes her from the British Museum to the Louvre to the Vatican Secret Archives, Sage realises that her blossoming romance with the mysterious, alluring St. John Rivers is inextricably tied to the artefact. Up until now, St. John has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Sage is determined to delve deeper to uncover his dark secret and his connection to the SEED. It is a decision that will have a devastating effect on humankind…

The author:

db nielsen was born in British Hong Kong and immigrated to Australia in childhood. db likes to travel the world with family; dividing time between residing in Sydney and visits to the cathedrals, crypts and museums the world over, doing research for new projects. The author is a university lecturer in Linguistics and Semiotics, and continues to teach English Literature and Language whilst writing fiction.

And, most importantly, an excerpt and the giveaway! The giveaway closes at the end of the week, so get clicking!

I was fully awake now and frozen to the mattress. I could taste the fear in my mouth and even though I wanted to scream, no sound would come.
And then something slithered inside the room.
I knew it came from inside my room because the hotel prided itself on every room being soundproof. I began to tremble and wondered whether I was capable of moving my limbs to reach out and turn on the lights – and, if I did turn on the lights, would I really want to face what was out there.
Time seemed to stretch into eternity, mocking my capacity to think or react. There was a predator in my room and I was the prey.

For a chance to win a copy of Seed, click here for the Rafflecopter widget. The giveaway runs until the end of the week, and there are plenty of chances to win! 

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