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Friday, January 13, 2017

Cover Reveal! THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN by Emily R. King





The Hundredth Queen

Emily R. King

Published by: Skyscape
Publication date: June 1st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.

But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.

Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda’s only hope for escape lies in an arcane, forbidden power that’s buried within her.

In Emily R. King’s thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.




Author Bio:
Emily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the USA, she has perfected the use of “eh” and “y’all” and uses both interchangeably. Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily’s greatest interests are her four children. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and an active participant in her local writers’ community. She lives in Northern Utah with her family and their cantankerous cat.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

THE FIFTH DOLL Has a Release Date!

Remember this thing?

I'm excited to announce that The Fifth Doll, previously known as "Keeper of the Dolls," will release in audio, paperback, and ebook format on August 15, 2017! Please stay tuned for the official back cover copy, cover reveal, and, of course, the ARCs. :)

In the meantime, you can pre-order The Fifth Doll here.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Gifts for the Writers in Your Life (GIVEAWAY)

Fabulous editor and personal friend Kristy G. Stewart is offering special snail-mailed cards with every 50-page critique purchased from her in the month of December. You can use the critiques any time—buying now reserves some of her time for you next year. And in the spirit of Christmas, she’s giving away a critique and a card for freesies!

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Are you struggling to find a perfect holiday gift for the writer(s) in your life? Or, as the writer in your life, do you need some extra Christmas cheer? A professional critique of the first 50 pages of a novel is a seriously supportive gift, whether for yourself or someone you care about. Comment on this post before December 9 at 11:55 PM MST to be entered into a drawing to win one! You can keep it for yourself or gift it to someone you care about, and you get your choice of the gray or green card to accompany it.

And if you don’t win, you can always buy one at Looseleaf Editorial & Production’s online store.




Monday, November 7, 2016

RUINED IN RETRIBUTION by Valia Lind Cover Reveal (Titanium Series, Book Three)

Releases December 7th!

Gone. Gone. Gone.
For the past two months, it has taken all of Logan’s determination to just keep going. Losing Tasia to Kallos Enterprises shattered his world, but he is not about to give up on what she had started.
Together with her family, Logan works to destroy the company that ruined their lives. The corporation is growing bigger and stronger by the minute, weaponizing the drug and selling it to the highest bidder. But that’s not the only hurdle to overcome. Logan’s past is catching up to him, and the time has come to pay. His family’s secrets are unraveling everything he has built for himself and now, Logan is fighting on multiple fronts.
Save Tasia. Destroy Kallos Enterprises. Stay alive.
Such a simple list, such an impossible mission.
Time is running out and Logan is left with one question: can he save them all?


You can preorder Ruined in Retribution by Valia Lind here.

Add it to your Goodreads list here.

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Book one in the Titanium series, Pieces of Revenge, is currently FREE! Pick it up on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords.

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Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind has always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. You can visit her online at http://valialind.wordpress.com or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.






Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Short Story in Deep Magic Ezine (October 2016)

The next issue of Deep Magic comes out in a week, and yours truly has a short story in it!


The story, "Salt and Water," is the same that was in the My Bloody Valentine anthology, which is no longer available. The new an improved version will be released in the above issue. There will also be an interview with the best literary agent in the world--Marlene Stringer.

Check it out!

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Special note: I'm much better at posting updates about books, appearances, and fun tidbits on my Facebook page, so if you're looking for those, head over there!

Monday, October 10, 2016

New Book for LDS Families by Benjamin Hyrum White and Jay Pontano

Special note: I'm much better at posting updates about books, appearances, and fun tidbits on my Facebook page, so if you're looking for those, head over there!


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So remember that time I reviewed a book for one of my seminary teachers? Well, he's at it again with another LDS children's book called Defenders of the Family.



It's a simple and cute book aimed at kids around four to ten years old, and it's basically a colorful and simplified version of The Family: A Proclamation to the World. The artist has a unique style and did a great job including diversity among the book's pages. All in all, a nice little read for conservative Christian families.

You can find the book on Amazon or at select Utah/Idaho/Arizona Costco stores.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hayley Stone's MACHINATIONS Is Now Available!



Perfect for fans of Robopocalypse, this action-packed science-fiction debut introduces a chilling future and an unforgettable heroine with a powerful role to play in the battle for humanity’s survival.

The machines have risen, but not out of malice. They were simply following a command: to stop the endless wars that have plagued the world throughout history. Their solution was perfectly logical. To end the fighting, they decided to end the human race.

A potent symbol of the resistance, Rhona Long has served on the front lines of the conflict since the first Machinations began—until she is killed during a rescue mission gone wrong. Now Rhona awakens to find herself transported to a new body, complete with her DNA, her personality, even her memories. She is a clone . . . of herself.

Trapped in the shadow of the life she once knew, the reincarnated Rhona must find her place among old friends and newfound enemies—and quickly. For the machines are inching closer to exterminating humans for good. And only Rhona, whoever she is now, can save them.

Praise for Machinations:

"A tension-filled story of loss, loyalty, and forgiveness, with abundant Terminator-style shoot-em-up scenes and a snarky, kickass female warrior. I inhaled it!”
Jennifer Foehner Wells, bestselling author of Fluency

“This violent, bloody, romantic tale is full of awesome mechanical foes and authentic characters you love or hate, like real people . . . The nuances of the title promise more than meets the eye, and the prose delivers.”
- Perihelion

“An SF techno-thriller with heart and soul.”
Alex Bledsoe, author of The Hum and the Shiver

Machinations is an action-packed SF thriller loaded with fantastic characters and gut-wrenching emotional twists. [. . .] The prose is stunning, the action is non-stop.”
Linnea Sinclair, RITA Award-winning author of Gabriel’s Ghost

Machinations is a thrilling fusion of action and heartbreak, with quick pacing, rich characters, and a one-of-a-kind story. A great debut.”
G.T. Almasi, author of Blades of Winter

Order your copy of Machinations today!


And don’t forget to add it to your Goodreads!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR




Hayley Stone has lived her entire life in sunny California, where the weather is usually perfect and nothing as exciting as a robot apocalypse ever happens. When not reading or writing, she freelances as a graphic designer, falls in love with videogame characters, and analyzes buildings for velociraptor entry points. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in German from California State University, Sacramento.

Machinations is her debut novel from Hydra/Random House. Its sequel, Counterpart, releases October 11th, 2016.