Blog Tour Review & Giveaway Awaken by Georgina Kane

AWAKEN

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Title: AWAKEN 

Author: Georgina Kane

Pub. Date: December 5, 2017

Publisher: Fierce Girl Publishing House

Pages: 278

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Find it: AmazonGoodreads

In the city of Daventry, citizens live without question of authority, liberty or even the ability to dream. Your purpose is determined by your placement within the Sectors of Society. 16 year old Ethan Drake is quiet and awkward without a lot of friends. Plagued by nightmares of people and places he doesn’t recognize, he struggles to fit in. Much to his classmates surprise, he is placed in the esteemed Technology Sector alongside the city’s top leaders. Soon his vivid and frightening dreams consume his life. He turns to his mentor, Dr. Godrik Stevens, a geneticist and the holder of many secrets to help him figure out what’s wrong with him. In their search for a cure, they uncover a secret about their beloved city so horrifying, it could change their lives forever. Of course, there are those who want the secret to remain hidden and soon Ethan finds himself in the middle of a war. Will he be able to find the answers he so desperately seeks before its too late?

Jan’s Review

Ethan is our main character in a society that once you turn 16 your given your position in a sector of society.  I got a clearly divergent and/or giver vibe to this book.  As in your not really sure what your job really is but since it the way it always been you just go along with it.  Ethan gets a position in a sector he was not at all expecting to get in fact it one his best friend has dreamed.  His friend gets some low life sector job and Ethan gets the high road.

Things are so regulated in this society that Ethan does not even know that the nightmares he been experiencing are dreams.  He confides in his new boss who starts giving him injections which have weird side effect such as being able to read a thousand pages in a few hours.

The pacing of the story was steady and the interweaving of the various characters make it an enjoyable sci-fi read.  If your into dystopian societies that are completely  different from our own Awaken is just the one for you.

 

 

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About Georgina:

Georgina Kane – I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a BA in English Writing and Literature. I’ve been writing since childhood but I’ve recently started writing full length novels and short stories.

My first book is called Awaken – a YA scifi dystopian story of a 16 year old boy who finds out the secret his society has been keeping for hundreds of years.

I’m currently working on my second novel, Midnight Wolf – a YA supernatural thriller that follows three caster brothers who are sent to a high school to investigate supernatural attacks.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card, US Only.

3 winners will receive a signed finished copy of AWAKEN, US Only.

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Blog Tour The Wandering God by Joshua Pantalleresco!

Greater Worlds than These

Following the events of Stormdancer, The Watcher receives a vision in a dream of a city in turmoil. The dream haunts him, as does the voice that insistently repeats, ‘Help me,’ night after night. Leaving the safety of the tower of scientists behind, the Watcher and his friends embark on their final journey to locate the source of the message and come face to face with their most difficult obstacle yet: doubt.

Though they trust the Watcher, Kristen and the others can’t help but fear that the voice in his head is driving him mad and leading them all to their deaths. Even the Watcher is afraid. He knows that listening to this voice risks everything he has obtained up until this point, but he can’t help but continue to follow it, driven forward by curiosity and an  instinctive need.

Beyond volcanoes, rock people, and deserts of nothing but crystal, lies the City at the End of the World. And there, the Wandering God awaits…

Tags: Young Adult, Poetry, Epic, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dragons

Kindle version of the book is 161 pgs. long.

More info can be found on Amazon

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Praise for The Wandering God:“I can say with no hyperbole that The Watcher by Joshua Pantalleresco is, truly, an epic epic.” ~Dirk Manning, author of Tales of Mr. Rhee and Nightmare World

“Joshua Pantalleresco paints a stunning and vivid world through poetry and takes the reader on an adventure that is well worth a read.” ~Christine Steendam, award-winning author of the Ocean series and Foremost chronicles

Read an Excerpt:
now I stand in this space in the dream
I know this cannot be real
watching this whole story play in my head
feeling the presence of someone
something
watching with me
“Help me.”
I know the voice when I hear it
it beckons me to another place
the vision shifts to a city
like the one I saw at the beginning
it still stands
surrounded by barrenness
it thrives in spite of the growing emptiness around it
vibrant defiance in an empty world
those same structures I saw in the dream remain
pointing up at the heavens
daring the Wandering God to find them
somehow I know
that voice will be there
waiting
“Help me.”
I wake up
gasping back to life from slumber
happy to confirm it was only a dream
I look around at the others
sound asleep
at peace
dreaming their tranquil dreams
I am thankful they came for me
it is nice to know that in this empty place
you are not alone
I am glad to be with my family
I wouldn’t trade them for anything
I close my eyes again I am not alone

Purchase Links:

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Meet the Author and the Illustrator of The Wandering God:

Author:

Joshua Pantalleresco writes stuff…and podcasts too. He writes poetry, prose, comics and other mediums as well as hosts his own podcast show Just Joshing available on Itunes. He lives in his own head most of the time, and likes ice cream and baileys.

The Wandering God is his third book through Mirror World Publishing. He lives in Calgary. His webpage is http://jpantalleresco.wordpress.com and his twitter is @jpantalleresco.

Illustrator:

Florence Chan is an illustrator, designer and 3D modeller from Calgary, Alberta, now living in Toronto, Canada. She is the illustrator of Marilyn Marsh Noll’s ‘Jonathan and the Magical Broomstick’ and Joshua Pantalleresco’s ‘The Watcher’ and ‘Stormdancer’ and has contributed to Jason Mehmel’s comic anthology ‘Fight Comics’ as well as Damian Willcox’s ‘Dorkboy: 1995-2015 Two Dorkades and Counting’.

Her work can be found at www.florencechan.ca

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The Fall of the Cities Tour and Giveaway

Fall of the Cities: Planting the Orchard
by Vance Huxley
Genre: YA Fantasy, Apocalyptic
 
The world is falling apart. Terrorists spark a worldwide oil and gas
crisis while imports grind to a halt. Europe and Britain are erupting
into chaos as food runs out and desperate people take matters into
their own hands. 

As the government begins to seal off rioting parts of the city, Corporal
Harry Miller takes an offered discharge to get his sister and her
kids to safety. But he’s not fast enough. Trapped in the city with
a rag-tag collection of ordinary citizens, Harry struggles to create
a small pocket of stability – a place to ride out the coming
confrontation between rioters and the Army, and save themselves from
complete annihilation.
**FREE on Amazon!**
 
 
Vance Huxley lives out in the countryside in Lincolnshire, England. He has
spent a busy life 
working in many different fields – including the building and rail
industries, as a workshop 
manager, trouble‐shooter for an engineering firm,
accountancy, cafe proprietor, and graphic artist.
He also spent time in other jobs, and is proud of never being
dismissed, and only 
once made redundant.
Eventually he found his Noeline, but unfortunately she died much too young. To
help with the 
aftermath, Vance tried writing though without any real structure.
As an editor and beta readers explained the difference between words and books,
he tried again.
Now he tries to type as often as possible in spite of the assistance of
his cats, since his legs no 
longer work well enough to allow anything more strenuous.
An avid reader of sci‐fi, fantasy and adventure
novels, his writing tends towards those genres.
 
 
Follow the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!
 
 
 

 

RDB Creep Author: Gillian Zane

Title: Creep
Author: Gillian Zane
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Parajunkee Design
Publisher: Parajunkee Publishing
Blurb:
Case # 4 of the Karma Incorporated Series.
What goes around comes around…it’s called Karma.
Working for Karma Incorporated might sound like the best job in the world, but there’s one really big catch: you’ve got to die to get it. Cassandra Mercier died at the ripe old age of twenty-one and is now gainfully employed by the Afterlife Corporation as a Karma operative…and she’s been working overtime.
Cassandra is given the task of  playing the psychic medium Castalia Rosso, and she’s on the hunt to give a few pretend ghost hunters a bit of cosmic retribution.
Her targets are two Creeps.
Twins Raul and Roselle, who have made a name for themselves in the ghost hunting community as renowned demon hunters. They’ve gotten so much notoriety that they’ve landed themselves a reality television show. The network insisted that they include a psychic on the show with them, though — and this is where Castalia Rosso comes in. Joining the twins on an investigation of one of the most haunted houses in the area, Cassie must expose the brother and sister ghost hunting duo, and all their dirty behavior and deal with some real ghosts all while trying to sort out her own tumultuous existence. 
As the case gets more and more complex, so does the world Cassie exists in. Life and death aren’t exactly what they seem when working for the Afterlife Corporation.


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adults. Gillian defines herself by the city she was raised in, New Orleans. She’s tried moving away a few times but always comes back. At the age of ten, she decided she would be a writer and has been determined every since. Between that decision and when she actually finished a book that she believed was good enough to publish, she’s served in the military, worked as a bartender, became a cog in the corporate marketing wheel as a person “that makes things pretty” and has since been laid off too many times to count. She currently writes full-time, but still, continues to “make things pretty” by designing book covers and websites for her fellow authors and bloggers. Gillian lives in New Orleans with her husband, her daughter, and an ugly dog.
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“Cassie! Where ya been?” A dripping wet Fallon trotted around the pool toward me.
“A little R and R,” I lied to keep up the charade. I didn’t want to explain the atrocity that had become my life.
“Jelly!” She rolled her eyes. “How’d you get something like that, you’ve been gone forever?” She emphasized the forever in an exaggerated accent.
“I guess I was stressed,” I shrugged.
“You missed all the drama, girl.” Her eyes were as big as saucers, her lips pursed like a fish to emphasize all the crazy. It took everything in me not to roll my eyes.
“Fill me in.” I really didn’t want to know, but it was expected and I didn’t want to hurt Fallon’s feelings.
“Not while you’re wearing that,” she frowned at me. I looked down. I was in a thin shirt that was boxy and not flattering, the only thing under it was a sports bra and cotton panties with leggings. So much for inconspicuous. I looked like I had recently escaped a mental institution. I tapped my bra self-consciously; the two vials of liquid were still there.
To fit in, I manifested a bathing suit, and a tiny purse to hold my vials, then trailed after Fallon as she chatted her way to the pool.
“Persephone is finally gone, we have a new boss. Ohemgee, Cassie, he’s fucking hot, like hot hot, not like nerdy hot Brandon. Like my panties are tingly wet just thinking about him.” She squeezed my arm and I tried not to wince. “He’s not exactly receptive to any of us, though. Kind of scowly, and bossy. He yelled at me a few times.”
“Scowly?” I asked. She rolled her eyes and handed me a beer from the cooler next to the pool.
“Oh, and Trish and Otto are an item, like really an item, moved their shit into one house and stuff, calling themselves Trotto, or maybe Trito, I don’t know, but it’s weird. Em said she heard them fighting and hot new boss guy went over there to break it up. It was a mess.”
“Trish and Otto?” I asked stupidly. I couldn’t place an Otto.
“Yeah, they do make a cute couple,” Fallon sighed and glanced over at Trent who was sun bathing, even though he could tan with a thought. Fallon had been crushing on him for a while. Sensing eyes on him, Trent sat up, took his sunglasses off, and did the cool-guy-chin-jut-greeting thing.
“Hey Cassie! You’re back. Boss said you’d be back today. Well, he said the missing operative would be back today. Never said your name or anything, just that if we see ‘the missing operative’, to tell her to go to his office immediately because he’s tired of being fucking short-staffed…” Trent said in one breath.
“Yeah, I think I already have a case,” I responded despondently. I guess it made sense, considering I was supposed to be on some kind of weird Afterlife vacation for the last month. I really didn’t want another case though.
“Already, really girl?” Fallon rolled her eyes. “Whatevs, you’ve been off duty for like months. Wish.” I had the urge to tell her all about my off duty status. Maybe that would wipe that frown off her face, but I bit my tongue and kept it to myself.
“Months? It was that long for you guys too?” For some reason I thought it would only be that long for me.
“Yeah, you never came back from your last case. That was like, at least 3 months ago.” Fallon frowned at me. “We thought something happened, or you got promoted without them telling us. That would have sucked. They didn’t tell us shit. But it happens like that sometimes.”
“They said it was only a month or two,” I replied. “That’s what they told me.” Fallon shook her head and Trent looked skeptical. 
“You were on R and R and you didn’t know how long it was? Where did you go? Antarctica?” Trent asked.
“Uh, no, just like a relaxing place in Afterlife.”
“I’ve never heard of an operative doing that.” Trent got up from his chair so he could grab a beer.
“I don’t like to be normal,” I shrugged and Fallon laughed a little harder than the joke required, like she was faking it or didn’t get the joke.
“Don’t worry. No one thinks you’re normal.” She laughed again loudly and I frowned, not sure if I should take it as a compliment or an insult.






 

The Dragons of Galicia Tour and Giveaway

Fire and Fate
Dragons of Galicia Series Book 1
by Simone Pond
Genre: Epic YA Fantasy
 
In Simone Pond’s captivating new fantasy series, a peasant girl
embraces her dragon slayer destiny, calling on the legendary power of
her family’s bloodline to conquer an evil kingdom and kill every
last dragon in Galicia.
Unknowing descendant of a legendary dragon slayer, Evelyn is convinced that
getting out of her quaint yhamlet is the answer to finding true love
and happiness. But she seems destined to work on her mother’s farm,
while the other girls present themselves before the gallant Prince
Kieran in his quest to find a lady-in-waiting.
When the prince finally takes notice of Evelyn, he’s smitten and chooses
her above all the others. Evelyn is elated about living in Verubri
Castle and the possibility of marriage. But her happiness is quickly
squelched when the prince invites Evelyn’s arch rival, Ciara, to
join them.
Before traveling north, Evelyn discovers her dragon slayer ancestry,
something she knows must be concealed from Prince Kieran who
would consider it treason against his kingdom. But the only way to
survive the treacherous journey is to expose herself and possibly
ruin her future and even end her life.
The Dragons of Galicia series is set in a world inspired by Celtic
legends. Fire and Fate leads directly into the next book in the
series, Fire and Chains.
 
 
Fire and Chains
Dragons of Galicia Series Book 2
 
In the second book of the
vibrantly depicted Dragons of Galicia Series, Evelyn of Gorias rises
to her dragon slayer calling as she fights to conquer a kingdom of
deceit, betrayal, and powerful dragons.
Though Evelyn survived the journey across the mountain ranges, the challenges
are just beginning. Verubri Castle holds dark secrets, Prince Kieran
is a tyrant, and Ciara is resolute on destroying Evelyn and seducing the prince.
When a dragon nearly burns down an entire village, Evelyn must go after the
beast. But this won’t be easy, not when the prince has her heavily
guarded. Evelyn’s hope wains, until she encounters a stranger who
changes the course of everything.
With the looming threat of the
entire clan of Galician Dragons being reawakened, Evelyn must hurry
to save the kingdom, while Ciara aims to rule it. To accomplish their
goals, they must defeat Prince Kieran. In their individual struggles
to conquer and prevail, Evelyn and Ciara face external and internal
demons they never imagined possible.
 
 
Fire and Blood
Dragons of Galicia Series Book 3
 
In the final book of the Dragons of Galicia Series, every turn is
fraught with dangerous threats in the quest to save the kingdom.
Narrowly escaping the castle to be captured by a dragon is only the beginning
of Evelyn’s problems. The list of opponents grows as she battles
Ciara, Prince Kieran’s army, and more dragons.
With the neighboring villages being burned and pillaged, Evelyn must pull
together her own army of dragon warriors to fight the prince and his
knights. As her love for Doran
deepens, she’ll do anything to ensure he stays alive, even at the
cost of going to battle without him.
As the war reaches an explosive peak, both Evelyn and Ciara face deadly
consequences. And the only way to save the north from total
destruction is for Evelyn to trust her most deceitful adversary,
Ciara. If the two don’t join forces, all will be lost.
 
 
 
 
 
I write hard-to-put-down, action-packed novels for young and new
adults. I’m obsessed with Boston Terriers, Victorian dresses, and
the end of the world. I’m a warrior of light. 
I grew up in Kensington, Maryland––a small town just outside
Washington D.C.––and spent most of my time filling up journals.
In 2013, I published my first fiction novel, The City Center, which
won a gold medal in dystopian fiction. I publish a book every couple
months, so be sure to sign my mailing list at 
simonepond.com for
updates on new releases.
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Dynokime: Magical Space giveaway tour

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Written by Frankie B. Rabbit
Illustrated by Don Suratos
Publisher’s Synopsis: Dynomike’s day is off to a rough start, and it only seems to be getting worse by the minute. A series of early-morning mishaps and nearly being late for school leaves him stressed and worried that the entire day will be a disaster. Luckily, the bus driver senses Dynomike’s distress and gives him a magic tool to calm down, refocus, and start thinking his way to a better day.
All of us have bad days from time to time. But Dynomike “Magical Space” uses engaging illustrations and fun language to teach kids how to be mindful and shift their thinking to ease stress in any situation.
Dynomike: Magical Space is available on Amazon.
Ages 4+ | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1548097318
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Frankie B. Rabbit was an underground rap musician born and raised out of New Jersey. After dragging his rap career longer than it should have, he decided to take his talent’s into writing children’s books. Check out some of his latest work:
TOUR SCHEDULE
The Children’s Book Review
11/6
Word Spelunking
11/7
Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom
11/8
The Fairview Review
11/9
Confessions of a Book Addict
11/10
jrsbookreviews
11/13
My Momma’s Heart
11/14
icefairy’s Treasure Chest
11/15
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
11/22

Win a Signed Dynomike Magical Space and a $100 Amazon Gift Card V2

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Enter to win an autographed copy of Dynomike: Magical Space, signed by Frankie B. Rabbit, and a $100 Amazon gift card.
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A copy of Dynomike: Magical Space, signed by Frankie B. Rabbit
  • A $100 Amazon gift card
Four (4) winners receive:
  • A copy of Dynomike: Magical Space, signed by Frankie B. Rabbit
Age Range: 4 and up
Paperback: 58 pages
Giveaway begins November 6, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends December 6, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT.
Giveaway open to international mailing addresses and residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.
Prizes provided by Frankie B. Rabbit

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Audiobook Review An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

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There is a dark secret that is hiding at the heart of New York City and diminishing the city’s magicians’ power in this fantasy thriller by acclaimed author Kat Howard.

In New York City, magic controls everything. But the power of magic is fading. No one knows what is happening, except for Sydney—a new, rare magician with incredible power that has been unmatched in decades, and she may be the only person who is able to stop the darkness that is weakening the magic. But Sydney doesn’t want to help the system, she wants to destroy it.

Sydney comes from the House of Shadows, which controls the magic with the help of sacrifices from magicians.

Jan’s Review

I saw the cover for this book floating around on Instagram and i was like another magician book how did i miss this.  Much to my surprise the book was all ready out and it had slipped my radar.  So i checked the library thinking i could just get it that way and luck was with me they had an audiobook copy ready to check out.

I love stories about Magicians, The Crowns Game is most favorite recent one.  This was no exception. this is a story about a group of magicians living in New York City, who are divided into magical “houses.” They live and thrive in the Unseen World, a secret world where magic is commonplace and hidden from “mundanes.  Something is happening to the magic in NYC. No one understands it, except Sydney, a young magician with more power than has been seen in the city in decades. But Sydney doesn’t want to restore the city’s power – she wants to destroy it.

This story is unique in the world building of the houses that are living breathing entities who take the magic of their owners and are their servants providing whatever is needed for those who occupy the house.  Ya also have magical duels which is this book are called the turning.  Magicians gather to watch these duels and determine who wins by voting.  Losing could mean death.

Underneath all of this you have Syndney who knows more then everyone else in the story.  She comes from the House of shadows where she was abandoned as a child.  She knows the cost of magic and is out to prevent it from happening and she packing a lot of power.  This is a must check novel.