Savages Cover Reveal

I’ve been absolutely DYING to share this with you guys! The cover has been finished for a few weeks now (because I suck at waiting to do things), and at last it’s time to share the cover for Savages with you all!

savages-cover

The cover was designed by myself! Incase you didn’t know, I have a design background, so making the covers for the Chronicles of Warshard has been a dream!

ABOUT SAVAGES

Ten years before Queen Kadia decimated the six kingdoms of Warshard, her interest lay in the unborn child of a Seaburn savage.

Daughter of Chief Ruin, Breen is one of the most fearsome warriors in the Southern Delica savages-cover-onlyTribe, but nothing can stop the Emperor from reaping the Savage Lands for soldiers.

When her village is attacked, Breen is taken from her home and her family to the Seaburn Academy, where southern savages are broken and chained into a life of service to the Empire. Through the beatings and torture, Drakkone, one of the few Seaburn-born soldiers, brings solace to her days and gives her hope for the future.

Once freed of the Academy dungeons, Breen is sentenced to daily training between her plots for escape. But one night of unexpected passion turns into a problem bigger than either of them could have imagined.

Breen and Drakkone must risk capture and flee the city or death might be a blessing compared to eternal imprisonment.

Savages, the long awaited sequel to Haven, will be released April 4th, and is now available for pre-order! 

Pre-order on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, or Barnes & Noble

Add Savages on Goodreads!

Can’t wait to start reading?

Sign up for my mailing list and get the first 3 chapters of Savages NOW!

FYRE RELEASE DAY!

Release day is heeeeeere!! Dying to know what happens in the Haven sequel? Get the first chapter free when you buy the short story collection!

Get FYRE for only $0.99 cents THIS WEEK ONLY! 

Fyre: A Short Story Collection

Now available on AmazonKobo, and Barnes & Noble. Coming soon to iBooks.

Add Fyre on GoodReads

Join Haven and her siblings on four unique adventures in a time when war ravaged the six kingdoms… 

HAVEN has always hated royal gatherings, and jumps at the chance to sneak away for afyre_short-story-collection race through town on horseback. But when the young princess is injured, her ancestry is brought into question.

Much is expected of the heir to the Rythern throne, but when LUCIAN is forced to leave the warfront by his father, his reluctant agreement comes at a price.

The battle for Helms Keep has disastrous consequences for MARCEL. Soon he finds himself fighting both enemy forces and his own memories.

ASTRID is sent to the family summer home in the Cinder Mountains for her own safety. Only she doesn’t expect the knee-high snow and frigid temperatures. With only her guards to protect her, Astrid must dig deeper than she ever thought herself capable of in order to survive.

SUPPORT FYRE’S RELEASE BY SHARING THE HEADTALKER CAMPAIGN.

Fyre Cover Reveal

In case you aren’t subscribed to my newsletter – which let’s be real here, you should be – you might have missed something pretty spectacular yesterday.

Not only did I announce my coming publishing schedule for the next couple of months, but I also revealed the cover for my first ever short story collection: Fyre.

Fyre is a set of short stories in the Haven universe, not long before the book actually begins. But before I get into that, I suppose I should tell you what I’m publishing when, first.

Continue reading “Fyre Cover Reveal”

40 FREE young adult stories!

15241255_10157896249085790_8980606015383576158_n

Guess what guys?! Brand new content is headed your way!

40 writers. 40 epic short stories. Lots of genres. Lots of new content. And the best part? It’s FREE

Whether you love YA paranormal, urban fantasy, science fiction, fantasy or dystopian books, this anthology is for YOU.

We’ve gathered a handful of thrilling stories from all of your favorite genres and put them together into an epic anthology of young adult fiction. Some of them are just the beginning of a unique adventure, while others are complete stories that will spark your imagination.

With over 200,000 words (about three full-length novels) That Moment When will provide weeks of reading pleasure.

OUR THEME
Have you ever reached a moment in your life when everything changed? A crossroads of 15181710_10157896248380790_4475149259460264848_nsorts… a point of no return. An event or realization so enormous you knew it would impact you forever in ways you couldn’t begin to understand? Discoveries so momentous they changed everything you thought you knew about the world, and yourself?

That Moment When is filled with exactly these kinds of moments.

If you read the stories in this anthology, I guarantee you’ll find at least a few that thrill and excite you. Make sure to follow the authors if you want to read more – most of us have at least one free book on our sites.

If you pick up this amazing anthology, not only will you get 40 FREE stories but included in those stories is a special short story set in the Haven universe, long before Haven was ever queen. The Birth of the Immortal Queen follows a young Haven, and her siblings in a story that’ll show you just how Haven discovered her invincibility after all.

Pick up THAT MOMENT WHEN for FREE today! 

Available on:
AmazonKoboiBooks

15284822_10157896248325790_8766246017822243308_n

The Alliance of YA Authors is a community of over 1000 young adult writers. Many of us are award-winning, bestselling authors; others are brilliant debut authors just starting out. We team up to make it easier for you to find your new favorite reads, with book giveaways, contests and joint book promotions.

Faithful by Michelle Hauck is here!

The next volume in the Birth of Saints series is available now!

Following Grudging–and with a mix of Terry Goodkind and Bernard Cornwall–religion, witchcraft, and chivalry war in Faithful, the exciting next chapter in Michelle Hauck’s Birth of Saints series!

Continue reading “Faithful by Michelle Hauck is here!”

BEYOND THE RED Review

Beyond the RedBeyond the Red by Ava Jae

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

BEYOND THE RED is an action packed sci-fi adventure that any YA loving nerd is SURE to love. I’m not often one for 5/5 stars, but Ava Jae’s young adult science fiction debut really broke the mold.

In a galaxy far from our own, two races live on one very sandy planet, where aliens have a royalty system built into their society, and humans are struggling to survive (and not be captured and enslaved by their alien nemesis). BEYOND THE RED is dual point of view, from a half-human, half alien and an alien queen. When half-blood, Eros, is taken, he’s put into slavery. But when he meets alien queen, Kora, they both learn a dark secret about Eros’s lineage, a mystery that unravels throughout the novel.

Continue reading “BEYOND THE RED Review”

Eve: The Awakening Book Review

Eve: The Awakening (Eve, #1)Eve: The Awakening by Jenna Moreci

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eve: The Awakening, in my opinion, was a great debut for Jenna Moreci! It was interesting, had compelling characters, an intriguing plot and all around made me want to read more and more and more! All fans of YA/NA sci-fi would most likely enjoy this book given a chance.

The story follows Eve, a chimera who witnessed her parents death at a young age. She’s grown up pretty much by herself, in awful circumstances, which definitely make you feel for the girl. But finally there is a light on the horizon in the form of Billington University in SoCal. But everything is not as it seems at Billington, and soon Interloper (alien) attacks spread through the campus. While Eve struggles to get through classes, worrying at any moment that the aliens could come for her, she meets an awesome cast of characters who eventually ban together for a LOT of badassery. Jason, Percy, JJ and Sancho are my personal favourite. Each of these characters were quite well developed and I cannot wait to see them in the next book.

Continue reading “Eve: The Awakening Book Review”

The 5th Wave (book) Review

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The 5th Wave is a truly fun read. It features a cast of relatable characters thrown into some pretty crazy situations, who somehow manage to get out of it all relatively unscathed. (Some scathing may occur.)

The main story line follows along with Cassie, and later switches perspectives between her, Ben, and her little brother Sammy. Reading the 5th Wave there was always an intense sense of tension, like anything could go wrong, literally at any moment. I loved this, and it made for a book I could hardly put down!

Continue reading “The 5th Wave (book) Review”

The Reading Habits Tag

Good afternoon guys! Today I’m going to be doing something a little different.

This post was inspired by Caroline Peckham who did this tag recently, so I decided I wanted to give it a go, even if I wasn’t tagged! It’s something fun for writers/readers to do, so stay tuned at the end of the post for who I decide to tag 😉

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

There isn’t a specific place I choose to read, because usually I read a lot at work on in transit. If I am reading at home, it’s either in bed or on my couch. 

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

ALWAYS a random piece of paper. I literally cannot tell you the last time I owned a bookmark.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop at the end of a chapter / after a certain amount of pages?

I definitely can’t stop in the middle of a chapter. It’s painful. If a chapter ends at a cliffhanger it’s the same thing – I NEED to know what happens.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes, all the time. Though more often than not I forget about meals and snacks unless something is offered to me or I’m REALLY hungry.

5. Multitasking: music or TV whilst reading?

Nope. I cannot concentrate when the TV is on or music is playing. I’ll suddenly start listening to the lyrics or TV and forget all about what I’ve just read. Reading is a single task for me. I prefer to immerse myself in the world.

6. One book at a time or several on the go?

Again, I prefer novel immersion. Sometimes if I’m not really into a book I’ll move on to another and come back to the other one later, but I can’t obsessively read 2 books at the same time.

7. Read at home or everywhere?

Everywhere. On the bus, at work, on a computer, in a coffee shop, on my couch, anywhere is good for me as long as I have a book!

8. Read aloud or silently in your head?

People read aloud? I mean I do that when reading back my own work, but never when reading someone elses book. Silently in my head all the way.

9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?

Blasphemy!

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

Ehn, if it happens, it happens, but I don’t purposefully break the spine of a novel. I don’t mind my books being worn, it just shows how much I love them.

11. Do you write in books?

Nope! And no one really should. Sticky notes were invented for a reason. The only way it’d be acceptable is when an author signs it, writes a note to a loved one, or you put your name in the front to assure people this is YOUR BOOK. (I have a lot of reading friends, so we had to do this to keep track as children.)

Well that’s it!

I tag:

Patti Larsen

Alex Parsons

Jennafer Beck

Kristen Howe

If I don’t tag you, please feel free to do the tag anyways and be sure to comment and link me to your post so I can read it!

Cheers everyone and stay classy internet!

Review of Gifted by Liz Long

Gifted (Donovan Circus, #1)Gifted by Liz Long
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I debated for a little while whether I wanted to make this a 3 or a 4. I really think this book is a 3.5 right in the middle.

GIFTED is set in a world where there are two groups of people, humans, and gifted. Our main character Lucy is from the latter. Lucy is a bad ass fire wielding young adult learning to control her powers AND her emotions. When her mother passes she returns to her old life with a gifted group of people at the Donovan Circus. Right off the bat this plot is set up for some good stuff! I’m a big fan of powers, superheroes and the like, so if you are too, don’t be afraid to give this book a whirl!

Now for my feelings on this book, I’m first going to explain why the lower than average rating for myself. GIFTED was a decent read, and definitely gripped me through the second half. From the point of view of a writer, this book started off a bit slower, with questionable writing at times. I could definitely see the writing improve as the book went on, but there were still times where scenes dragged, were over explained or character dialogue went too long. I also had a hard time connecting with Lucy as a character and didn’t enjoy her POV too much until around chapter 5-6, which is very strange for me. If I had not already bought the book and had just borrowed from a friend, I may not have kept reading. BUT I am glad I did.

There is a certain scene in the book at a bar, where if you can get to it, you know this is the point where the story picks up and you’re good to go for the rest of the book! WAIT FOR THAT POINT! It will be worth it. After this (between chapter 5-8 somewhere I think) the book gets very interesting, we get a feel for the plot, the characters and the stakes. I can definitely see the bigger picture in this world and am glad that Ms. Long didn’t make this a one off. I can see this being a great series and I do look forward to reading the rest.

I understand the struggles of a writer, and I know how hard it is to write a book and put it out there for consumption, as well as self-pub and edit everything yourself, so given all of this, I think Ms. Long did a great job and I’m sure she has only improved from here! I will be buying BURNED as soon as I’m done with this review! If you haven’t bought GIFTED yet, what are you waiting for?!

View all my reviews