The Aldar Dominion Cover Reveal

I’m so excited to share this with you all! I started working on this cover literally months ago, and damn has it ever come far! The process will deserve an entire post in itself, but for now, here is the cover!

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Untamed Cover Reveal

I’ve been dying to see this cover, and here it is! Finally the day has arrived to share with you all the gorgeous new cover for Untamed!

In case you haven’t heard, Madeline Dyer’s publisher is closing and the rights for Untamed have reverted back to her. She is now in the process of independently releasing a second edition (the only changes are the ISBN, cover, interior design, and that book one will no longer have the opening chapter of book two printed at the end–the actual story itself is the same and unchanged).

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40 FREE young adult stories!

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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.

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In the Works 2016

A year ago today I wrote a post called “In the Works”. Since it’s been a year, I figured it was about dang time I wrote a new one, and let you guys know all about what mischief I’m currently getting into!

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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.

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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.

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Son of a Pitch Peer Critique: The Aldar Dominion

Title: THE ALDAR DOMINION
Age and Genre: Adult Science Fiction
Word Count: 84,000
Query:
The Aldar Dominion saved the World.

Three hundred years ago when humanity needed it most, the alien corporation swept humans away from their mundane world, and gave them hope. But that hope came with a price in the form of clones, saving the human race from extinction by disease. With the technology to transport one’s consciousness from body to body, the Dominion has profited endlessly. But when Selene and the captain of her international smuggling crew go on a mission to save the animals experimented on by the Dominion, their subsequent chase through the city gets more attention than intended. When their pursuit knocks Selene’s head against the back of their hovercraft, the trauma brings back a past long forgotten, one that might hold the key to the sudden disappearance of natural-born humans.

When images of stark labs, human experiments and torture come back to Selene, she wonders if these dreams could be a nightmare from the twenty years she’s lost. But when every mission starts to go wrong, and humans start dropping like flies, Selene suspects someone on the inside might be selling information on her crew’s exploits. If the Dominion is really the enemy, and no one can be trusted, then who can she turn to? With the Dominion on her trail, and the mysteries that inform her dreams mounting, Selene may not live long enough to find out.

First 250 Words:

Dangling from the open hovercraft door, Selene wondered if the lab security had any idea what was about to happen. It was late, well past midnight. They had spent the last few days staking out the low security facility on the very edge of the city. It was a fairly large building, with small security bots sweeping the yard. All was quiet, aside from the low thrum of the hover propellers.

“Stick to the plan.” Selene took stock of the dark roof one last time before she stepped back inside, meeting her partner’s all to knowing gaze. At the front of the cockpit sat the captain of their small smuggling operative.

Rikkard Gunnar was a handsome man, with messy dark hair, tan skin and striking cold blue eyes. She’d been part of his team for three years, and still she found it hard to break through his cool demeanor.

“Don’t I always?” Selene couldn’t help but grin.

Rikkard rolled his eyes and turned back to the control panel before him. He clicked around the ship’s navigation system until the hovercraft began to lower. They were at least fifty feet up from the building, a black smudge in the otherwise starry night sky. He’d have to hide their ship while she was inside or risk being seen by lab security.

“Twenty minutes should do it,” she said, turning from her captain and back to the open door. The wind whipped at her black and green wig.

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!

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NaNoWriMo Week 1

So how is everyone doing this week?! The first week of NaNo is up (technically was on Sunday), so how are your word counts looking? Are you still in the zone? Does the inspiration just FLOW FROM YOUR PORES or are you starting to flag a little?

Let’s be honest, a lot of people fall into one or all of these categories or have at least some point during the week. So to show everyone that you’re not alone, I’ve decided to give some thoughts on how each day has gone for me!

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