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Tattered Altered Love

by K.D. Ferguson

Release Date: 05/2015

Book Summary:

What if you had the chance to change the future, would you take it regardless of the cost? Could you find the strength to overthrow a corrupt government that filled your life, and the lives of countless others, with lies and sadness? 

Krissa Channing seemed to be a Headquarters prodigy, on track for a successful pairing and a lifetime of living by government standards. But her destiny was far more than that which was mapped out for her. Upon the discovery of an underground revolution, Krissa is thrown into a world she never knew existed. The devastating losses she has endured have placed her in the position to help lead the movement. 

The glittering future offered by the takeover seems to be bright, but how much of the life she once knew is Krissa willing to sacrifice?

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“Braiden’s life was over, and my story with him would now be uncomplicated. There was no more searching for rhyme and reason with us because there was no us when one half was dead. But as for Duke, I didn’t know up from down and what was wrong or right anymore.”

About the Author

I have recently released my first book, Torn-True Love, published by Rebel Ink Press. I am thrilled to be a part of the family!


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Through Fire & Sea

by Nicole Luiken

Release Date: 05/05/15

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Summary from Goodreads:

Mirror mirror, hear my call…

In the Fire world, seventeen-year-old Leah is the illegitimate daughter of one of the realm’s most powerful lords. She’s hot-blooded—able to communicate with the tempestuous volcano gods that either bless a civilization or destroy it. But then Leah discovers she’s a Caller, gifted with the unique—and dangerous—ability to “call” her Otherselves in mirror worlds. And her father will do anything to use her powers for his own purposes.

In the Water world, Holly nearly drowns when she sees—and interacts with—Leah, a mirror image of herself. She’s rescued by Ryan, a boy from school with a secret he’d die to protect. Little do they know, his Otherself is the son of a powerful volcano god at war in the Fire world…and he’s about to fall.

As Leah and Holly’s lives intersect, the Fire and Water worlds descend into darkness. The only way to protect the mirror worlds is to break every rule they’ve ever known. If they don’t, the evil seeping through the mirrors will destroy everything—and everyone—they love…

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Parallel Worlds

Guest blog by Nicole Luiken

My fantasy novel Through Fire & Sea features a number of parallel worlds. There’s the True World from which the four other worlds were copied and the Mirror Worlds themselves: Fire, Water, Air and Stone.

Parallel worlds are a favorite trope of mine. Here are some other fictional parallel worlds that I really enjoyed:

  •  Sliders This ‘90s TV show dealt with a group of students and their prof who ended up “sliding” between various parallel Earths in an attempt to find their way back to their own universe. Each universe looked mostly like ours but proved to have a subtle difference. The physics prof was played by Rhys-Davies, who is actually rather tall when not shrunk down to dwarf size for his role as Gimli in LOTR
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer featured a parallel universe, in which most of the regular cast were either dead or vampires in the episodes “The Wish” and “Doppelgangland”. My husband and I are rewatching this series with our fifteen-year-old son.
  • Fringe. This popular SF TV show followed FBI agent Olivia Dunn as she investigated strange paranormal and fringe science phenomena with the help of Walter Bishop and his son Peter. In later seasons, it featured several different versions of Earth. In the main Earth Walter Bishop was a crazed genius, his so-called ‘Walternate’ was the Secretary of Defense. Big difference.
  • Once Upon a Time TV show. The Evil Queen’s curse removed all the fairy tale characters from their magic lands, gave them amnesia and placed them in an ordinary American town of Storybrook. I loved how each episode featured a flashback retold fairytale storyline as well as the main Storybrook plot.
  • Awake TV show. This one’s a little more obscure and only lasted a season, but I really liked it. Jason Isaacs (otherwise known as Lucius Malfoy) played a cop who’d been in a car accident with his family several months before. In one world, his son had died, but every time he went to sleep he would wake in a subtly-gray world in which his son had survived but his wife had died instead.

What are some parallel world stories in books, TV or movies that you’ve enjoyed?

 

 

About the Author

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Nicole Luiken wrote her first book at age 13 and never stopped.

She is the author of nine published books for young adults, including Violet Eyes and its sequels Silver Eyes and Angels Eyes, Frost, Unlocking the Doors, The Catalyst, Escape to the Overworld, Dreamfire and the sequel Dreamline. She also has an adult thriller, Running on Instinct, under the name N.M. Luiken and a fantasy romance series, Gate to Kandrith and Soul of Kandrith.

Nicole lives with her family in Edmonton, AB. It is physically impossible for her to go more than three days in a row without writing.

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Jade is a ten thousand year old vampire whose life was shattered by a

curse from the Fates and a brother who took their words seriously. In an instant the lives of his friends

and family were jeopardized and ruined. His twin brother, Corbin, took away the only girl that Jade ever

loved, his fiancée Eliza. After her death, Jade turned away from humans and turned toward

revenge.

When Jade has a vision of the girl around the corner dying in the hands of

his brother, he has only two choices: save her, or let her turn rogue and ruin the world forever.

Will he save her or will he let the world burn?

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Eleventh Elementum (The Primortus Chronicles, #1)
Summary from Goodreads:
It has begun! Fourteen years
after a catastrophic disaster, the world has regained its balance with the help
of the Primortus. They have secretly walked amongst us since the beginning of
time, protecting the earth with the power of the elements. When a fourteen-year-old
girl is given two mysterious gifts from a father she never knew, she is drawn
into their dangerous world of magic.
She must learn to wield the power
of the Eleventh Elementum to survive. With the help of Will (her best friend),
his cousin and her new stepsister, she seeks out the evil that threatens New
Zealand. But a black-eyed stranger is watching their every move. Now, two
powerful beings will battle one another and the outcome will determine our way
of life.

 

About the AuthorJ.L. Bond and Val Richards met in college in Clarksville Tennessee, where Val excelled in Math and J.L excelled in creative ways to talk Val out of going to class. A few years later…okay, more than a few, they found themselves living about an hour away from one another in Florida and joined forces to write the Primortus Chronicles, YA fantasy- adventure series.  Nowadays, J.L. likes to remind Val that Math isn’t necessary for writing.

 

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 Dead Girl Walking (Royal Reaper #1)

by Ruth Silver

Release Date: 04/24/14

Patchwork Press

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Summary from Goodreads:

Princess Ophelia Dacre sneaks out of the castle to visit her boyfriend in secret. A perfect night cut short when she’s brutally murdered. 

Ophelia is given the rare chance to become a grim reaper. She must become Leila Bele, cut ties with her old life, and follow the rules of the reapers. Her greatest adventure begins with death.

 

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Jasper walked over to Ophelia. “You didn’t think you’d still be Princess Ophelia, did you? Every neighboring kingdom knows who you are. The minute they saw you’re alive, it would change everything.”

“I’m confused.” Ophelia hoped someone would elaborate.

“Your soul stays intact, but the body you’ll be in will be different.” Wynter reached for Ophelia’s hand, resting it over his chest. “Do you feel that?” He had kind eyes and a warm smile. Ophelia nodded. He had a steady heartbeat. “But you’re dead?”

“We’re undead, technically, but the human body can’t sustain a soul without a working heart, lungs, you get the idea. We’re not zombies. We’re real people. We just have the ability to reap a person’s soul when they die, so they can move on.”

 

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Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.

She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, “Deuces are Wild”, which she self-published in 2004.

Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.

Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling. Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.

 

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 Under a Blood Moon by Carrigan Richards
Publication Date: January 28th, 2014
Publisher:  Indie World Publishing & Author Services
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Book Synopsis:

Falling in love isn’t the only problem for Ava Hannigan.

When seventeen-year-old Ava discovers that she can breathe underwater, she’s

disappointed. She wanted to be normal and dreads the day of her initiation into one

of the most powerful covens of Elemental Enchanters. She has fallen in love with a

human, which is forbidden, but she has such a strong connection with Peter, the only

other person who knows what it’s like to grow up motherless.

Ava and her friends never expected to be caught up in the middle of a three-hundred-
year-old war. Devon wants revenge against the humans for killing his master. Xavier,

a ruthless witch, is building an army for Devon by spellbinding several students into

becoming dark Enchanters. After Xavier realizes Ava and her friends are Elementals,

Devon will stop at nothing to have their power. Xavier threatens Ava, attempting to

coerce her to join them, but when she refuses, he kidnaps Peter.

Ava must seek help from her coven to defeat Devon and accept her life as a witch in

order to save Peter and protect the humans.

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Interview: Lily Paradis

About Lily Paradis:

Lily is 22 and recently graduated from the University of Colorado where she earned a degree in English Literature. She lives with her family and loves reading, running, and hiking. Although she’s a Colorado native, New York City is her favorite place in the world and fosters her borderline unhealthy obsession with the Empire State Building and F. Scott Fitzgerald. IGNITE is her debut novel.

 

The Page Unbound: How did you begin writing? Did you intend to become an author?

Lily: I’ve been writing since I can remember, but only writing seriously (as in pursuing it career wise) since about November of 2012. That was the first time I finished NaNoWriMo and felt like my baby novel could someday become a book that someone would actually enjoy. That one was Equilibrium, which is a sci-fi/historical fantasy type book – it’ll hopefully be out late 2015 or early 2016! I always wanted to be an author, but I didn’t know if I was good enough, or if it was possible.

 

TPU:  What inspires you to write?

Lily: I’m inspired when I least expect it, which I love. Music is wonderful. Sometimes I’ll put on my favorite song and scroll through Tumblr looking for inspiration, and that’s why I have those tagged boards on my page! I queue everything though, so it shows up like 100 days after I initially find it and I love seeing it when it comes back up and the things that come back up with it when it finally posts.

 

TPU: What is your writing process like?

Lily:  It used to be really scattered. I would write a scene whenever it came into my head and figure out where in the puzzle it went later. That was really difficult, so now I write down a sentence or two about it in my notes, then I mull it over in my head until I’m ready to get there in the manuscript. Sometimes that’s better because your brain puts it together better the more you think about it! I use Scrivener mostly. I only write in Georgia font. And I hate Word.

 

TPU: What is your least favorite part of the publishing / writing process?

Lily: Editing. Especially with this book. A lot of things were missed due to file corruption, etc. It was NOT a good experience, but now I know how to prevent that in the future!

 

TPU:  What book or books have had a strong influence on you or your writing?

Lily: Sabriel by Garth Nix, will always have influence over how I write because it’s my favorite book of all time. I also love anything by Tarryn Fisher, and Volition is very much in that genre.

 

TPU: What authors do you like to read?

Lily: The last question semi answered this, but Garth Nix, Tarryn Fisher, Colleen Hoover, Kate McCarthy, and Nicole Williams.

 

TPU: What are you currently reading?

Lily: Currently reading my ARC of Clariel by Garth Nix, and I cried when I got it in the mail. It’s the fourth in the Sabriel series, and he hasn’t written a book in that one for a LONG time now, so this is amazing.

 

TPU: What project are you working on currently?

Lily: I’m working on finishing up Volition, which I’m really excited to share! It’s darker and edgier than Ignite by far, and I love that style.

 

TPU: Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

Lily: Write what you love. Write what YOU want to read. If you don’t love it, no one else will.

 

TPU: Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Lily:  Thank you so much for having me, and for taking the time to review Ignite! It means the world to me!

 


 

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IGNITE (IGNITE, #1)

By: Lily Paradis

Book Description:

After her father’s untimely demise in a mining accident and her mother’s abandonment, Lauren Lindsay is no stranger to loss. She’s used to living life for one person: herself. That is, until another family tragedy thrusts three children into her care and uproots her life in ways she could never imagine. 

Lauren’s first instinct is to run, until she meets their striking, mysterious neighbor Dean Powell. Their immediate chemistry and his connection with her late father just might be enough to keep her in town long enough to uncover pieces of her past that she never had answers to. Dean’s shady past and her reluctance to trust him could cost her the life she’s always been searching for, but will she run back to her old life?

Or will she choose to stay and live the life her father always imagined for her?

 

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“I don’t want there to be a pause button,” I said.

“Me neither.”

He leaned in and I thought it was going to happen. I thought he was going to

finally kiss me for real, instead of what I think happened last night but was

possibly imagined in my delirious, scared brain.

I even shut my eyes in anticipation, but it never happened. I opened them to find

him staring out the window behind me. It was finally snowing.

Seriously?

This was not how I pictured this moment in my head.

“Earth to Dean,” I said, slightly annoyed as I waved my hand.

He snapped out of his reverie and smiled bigger than I’d ever seen him smile.

“What’s going on?” I asked warily.

He looked like a kid in a candy shop. He stood and pulled me to my feet, and then

knelt down before me all in one fluid motion. Whenever this guy proposed to

someone, it was going to be smooth as hell. I knew he wasn’t proposing, but I was

curious about what he was doing beaming at me from the floor as he clutched my

hands dramatically.

“Lauren Annabelle Lindsay.”

He paused for effect.

“Would you do me the honor of accompanying me to the Snow Ball?”

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Book title: Dancing with Black

Author: Laura Bingham

Release Date: June 21st

Tour Dates: July 14th – August 14th

Genre: YA contemporary

Publisher: Trifecta Books

Tour Host: Silverbow Promotions

 

Book Synopsis (Goodreads):

Dancing is Cami’s escape from her dark home life. It’s the only thing that gives her hope – until she meets Adam Black. A talented dancer in his own right, he asks Cami to be his partner, and she gains strength and confidence as he unlocks whole new possibilities for her. When Cami’s abusive mother overdoses and her already-broken family falls to pieces around her, dancing with Adam helps Cami pull through. But he has secrets of his own, and someone wants him found at any price. Cami gets dragged into a web of danger and deceit. Now she must make a choice between familiar darkness and uncertain light.

Review:

This book deals with tough, real-life situations.  I found myself feeling sorry for Cami and her family life.  When life gets tough at home, Cami throws herself into her school work and dancing.  A wrench is thrown into the mix when she meets Adam and it’s practically love at first sight.  At first, I thought this was going to be another love at first sight book and how would this be realistic; however, I found myself falling for both Cami and Adam. She realizes something is different about Adam and soon enough, she’s let in on his secret.   When tragedy strikes her family, Cami leans on Adam for support.  Adam proves to be her rock, even when being associated with him puts her in a bad place.

Dancing with Black brought tears to my eyes and left me wanting more.  It’s a quick read and I look forward to reading more books by Laura Bingham.

Author Bio:

Nearly a native of Idaho, I was born in Iowa and moved to Idaho at age four. I graduated from Ricks College with an Associates degree and from Boise State University with a Bachelor degree in Biology as well as certification to teach all science subjects in secondary education in the state of Idaho. Alvor is my first novel and was released May, 2009 and more books are on their way. In my backyard stands a dance studio where I teach youth of all ages the lesser known, but much loved sport of clogging. I live in Boise with my husband and five young children, including my own set of boy/girl twins.

Since the release of Alvor, I have had the privilege of meeting so many great people, young and old alike. They have given me hope of breaking into the world with my book and making a career out of writing. One thing I can promise is that you haven’t seen the last of me yet. Alvor is just the beginning of my journey.


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by Nick Cook (Goodreads Author)

 

Book Synopsis:

Dom lives with his mom in Tornado Alley, where twisters used to be a way of life. After a year long drought, the family diner is about to go bust and Dom feels trapped, torn between supporting his mother and the urge to escape. Even his relationship with best friend, Jules, is beginning to prickle with feelings he doesn’t want. When the first twister in months appears from nowhere and an airship emerges from the spout, Dom’s world is turned upside down. Its pilots are explorers who make Dom an offer beyond his imagination. But the pilots are hiding a terrible secret. Can Dom uncover the truth and make the right decision before everything he cares for is destroyed?

Cloud Riders:  A fascinating story filled with action, adventure, cool technology and characters that you can easily relate to.  A must read for those who like Sci-Fi.

The story is told through the eyes of the main character, Dom.  I’m not always a fan of books written through one perspective; however, Cook’s descriptive writing flows smoothly and is a strength throughout, as he paints a visual picture filled with twisters, airships, parallel dimensions, faces from the past, royalty, love and secrets.  It’s a story beyond your imagination and you won’t be able put it down.  Looking forward to the sequel…


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