WIPMarathon Check-in No. 7

Where did August go? This month was crazy awesome – not only did I go to my first ever WorldCon in London where I met some fabulous authors and industry peeps, but I almost managed to get a fair bit of writing done despite going back to teaching as well. This is my level of productivity when all my favourite TV shows are on summer break and I’m left with only Extant, Defiance and Under the Dome to entertain me. Okay, fine, I’m also watching Outlander but that happens on Sunday mornings while I’m still in bed.

Onto writerly things… Continue reading

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Book Spotlight: Liberty Belle

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On the same day she turns twelve years old, Savannah moves away from everything she’s known in sweet, sunny Georgia to preppy Washington D.C. Not only will she miss her best friends Katie and Tessa, Savannah will start a new school. She soon discovers that her schoolmates love to brag—about their clothes, their parents’ governmental connections, and even who has the in with the school authorities.

Unhappy and lonely, Savannah decides if she can’t make life better, she can at least make it sound that way. Soon she is living in the childhood home of George Washington, riding in the limo of the vice president’s daughter, and even moving into the former Luxembourg embassy.

All is well until she learns that her true friends from Georgia are coming for a visit. Now Savannah must create the life she’s been talking about in her letters—and fast! Will Savannah find herself or lose her friends?

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About the Author

LIBERTY BELLE -Author Photo. eungar (2)Emily Ungar is a graduate of Indiana University, where she majored in journalism. After living in seven different U.S. states by the time she finished college, she now lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her husband and very curious twin toddlers. When she isn’t chasing after her twin boys, Emily loves to curl up in a chaise lounge with a book in one hand and a lemon cupcake in the other. Emily loves connecting with her readers, so she welcomes you to say hi on her blog at emilyungar.com.

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Summer Cons and All the Awesome!

This summer I had the privilege of attending two amazing science fiction and fantasy conventions, not only as a fan, but as a panelist. The first was FinnCon held in June in my university town of Jyväskylä. The second was WorldCon held in London just last week. Both cons were great in different ways and here’s why… Continue reading

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by Juliana Haygert

It’s been four years since twenty-year-old Jessica Hayes has been home, but when she discovers her father is dying, she must return to her hometown in South Carolina and face her past. Jessica thought patching up her relationship with her father would be her biggest challenge, but when she runs into Ryan Dawson—the catalyst of all her problems—she wonders if coming home was a mistake.

Ryan knows he screwed up. Hell, he paid the price…with interest. But when he runs into his best friend’s little sister, Jessica, he’s reminded that his debt will never truly be paid. He may have turned his life around, but he can’t undo the damage. So, he does what he should have done all those years ago. He stays away from Jessica, and all the other personal demons that still haunt him.

Jessica thought she wanted nothing to with Ryan, but something is different about him and she needs to know why. When she discovers the truth behind his change, she puts her troubles aside and tries to help him. But is putting her heart back in the line of fire worth disrupting her stable life back in Ohio, or will the past repeat itself, leaving her brokenhearted once again?

And now for the cover… Continue reading

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Cover Characteristic: Soldiers/Military

Soldiers. I have a serious soft spot for them be they ax-swing Viking warriors or gun-toting Marines. When I saw this week’s Cover Characteristic hosted by Sugar & Snark, I knew I had to jump on-board…

Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit).

You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants!

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Revenge Trailer Reveal

By Paula Rose
And now for the trailer…
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Cover Reveal for AGAIN by Lisa Burstein

We are so excited to share the cover for Again, by Lisa Burstein! We also have an excerpt from chapter one. Be sure to let us know what you think! Continue reading

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Forget Me Not Blog Tour

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Forget Me NotAbout Book One:
Forget Me Not by Stacey Nash
Genre: YA/Fantasy/Speculative Fiction
Published August 1st, 2014

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Anamae is drawn into a world which shatters everything she knew to be true.

Since her mother vanished nine years ago, Anamae and her father have shared a quiet life. But when Anamae discovers a brooch identical to her mother’s favorite pendant, she unknowingly invites a slew of trouble into their world. They’re not just jewellery, they’re part of a highly developed technology capable of cloaking the human form. Triggering the jewellery’s power attracts the attention of a secret society determined to confiscate the device – and silence everyone who is aware of its existence. Anamae knows too much, and now she’s Enemy Number One.

She’s forced to leave her father behind when she’s taken in by a group determined to keep her safe. Here Anamae searches for answers about this hidden world. With her father kidnapped and her own life on the line, Anamae must decide if saving her dad is worth risking her new friends’ lives. No matter what she does, somebody is going to get hurt. Continue reading

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Friday Reads: Complicit

This past month I’ve been staying away from science fiction as much as possible while writing my own science fiction novel. I thus had time to catch up with a couple contemporary books I’ve been meaning to read but somehow let slip to the bottom of the TBR pile in favor of aliens, dystopias and all things fantastical. One of the books I read recently absolutely blew my mind… Continue reading

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The Horde without End – Zombie Worldbuilding


Today, I’m handing over to Nazarea Andrew, author of The Horde Without End, the sequel to her NA zombie romance, The World Without a Future as she chats about zombie wordlbuilding. Continue reading

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