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THE SAGA OF INDIAN EM'LY Books 1-4 by Sara Harris ***Guest Post -- Giveaway***

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The Saga of Indian Em'lyBooks 1-4by Sara Harris Genre: Historical Adventure 


Twelve-year-old Wind That Knocks Down Lodges loves his little sister, Cactus Flower, and the wildness of the desert canyonland the Apache call home. But in one night of misunderstanding and mistakes, Knocks Down and Cactus Flower’s innocent world is shaken as they find themselves locked in the nearby fort with the pale face soldiers and their mother’s lifeless body. With no one to lean on but each other, Knocks Down and Cactus Flower must make their way as children of The People in the pale face world—pale faces who have now become the enemy.

After finding themselves at the mercy of the Army, far from Apache Territory and well on the trail to Colorado, Knocks Down must bring himself to trust the soldier, Pale Face Joe. But Joe disappears, and when ordered to dispose of the children or else, the other Army soldiers waste no time in depositing them at the nearest Catholic orphanage.

They manage to escape the …

THE CIRCLE: TAKEN by Sage Sask ***Excerpt -- Giveaway***

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The Circle: Takenby Sage SaskGenre: YA Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: February 2019

Abandoned at eleven with no memory of her family, Alexia yearns to learn her true identity. She embarks on a dangerous quest for the truth of her past. In the resulting battle between life and death, Alexia learns that sacrifice and revealing the gift she fought to keep hidden may be her only chance for survival.
A secret unearthed, a shocking betrayal, and a moment when lives hang in the balance leaves Alexia with only one choice. Will the decision determine her destiny or end her life?


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I pound the pavement, feet in perfect rhythm. With every step, I yearn to outrun the hazy memories, but they hug my heels. Sweat glues my half-ripped shirt to my body. After searching for a belt, I have settled for a string to wrap around my waist in the hope of keeping the oversized shorts from falling. I remember one of the boys wearing th…

PARTNERS: A Young Adult Novel by M S Dirubio -- REVIEW by Brandy's Book Nook for Howling Turtle Blog

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A Review by Brandy's Book Nook for  Howling Turtle Blog
Partners A Young Adult Novel by M S Dirubio


A young girl must confront the fact that she has the Gift. A unique ability to use subatomic particles trapped in the matrixes of gem stones. The Gift allows the user extraordinary feats, but comes with a hidden cost: the madness. Agnes must find her way in the world of the normals and of the Gifted. She must also confront the realities of wielding enormous power.

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Brandy's Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is a rather neat story about a girl who starts to be able to see partners. At first she thinks they are fairies but soon finds they are more than that, and she comes from a family who is able to use partners to do "workings". There is a science to it, and the construct of crystals and gem stones plays in to how strong a person is with their partners. You also have to understand how things work to be able to do workings. Like healing a person requires that you know …

THE DESCENDANTS - Rise of the Reaper Army The Descendants Book One by Nikki Lee Taylor -- Can they save our world from becoming Hell on Earth? ***Excerpt***

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The Descendants - Rise of the Reaper ArmyThe Descendants 
Book Oneby Nikki Lee Taylor Genre: Urban Fantasy | Paranormal Romance



Publisher: Magnolia Media Group
Date of Publication: 1, January 2019
ISBN: 1793207593
ASIN: B07MRFKG1Z
Number of pages: 280
Word Count: 82,019
Cover Artist: Nikki Lee Taylor

Can they save our world from becoming Hell on Earth? 
When the apex predators of the forest begin acting strange, former Army Captain Gabriel Stone knows something is wrong. Change is all around. He can sense it in the earth and feel it in on the wind. Something is coming…

After being attacked by a vampire, Gabriel thinks his 'life' is over. Alone, confused and with no choice other than to hide out, alone in an old forest cabin, Gabriel has sworn to find and kill the creature that changed him. But when the hunt leads him to an old farmhouse and he encounters the fiery, beautiful and headstrong Aurora, Gabriel's world is turned upside down as he quickly realises not everything is…

UMBRA by Christina Bauer (Dimension Drift Prequels, #2) -- A prequel novella to the new series from USA Today’s ‘must read YA paranormal romance’ author, Christina Bauer. ***Excerpt -- Guest Post: Find out the three factors that drive her main character -- Giveaway***

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UmbraChristina Bauer (Dimension Drift Prequels, #2)

Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult

Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: March 26th 2019


A prequel novella to the new series from USA Today’s ‘must read YA paranormal romance’ author, Christina Bauer.
One day, eighteen-year-old Thorne will be the Emperor of the Omniverse, the single being who rules countless worlds. Trouble is, his father Cole–who’s also the current Emperor–is a sadistic freak.

In fact, Cole won’t even keep his promises to the very humans who got him his throne.

Thorne won’t stand for it. He decides to travel to the human world and make good on his father’s promises. What he doesn’t count on is falling in love….

“I love how Bauer manages to add some awesome new world building to each of her books.”– Woven Magic

This new series is perfect for: fans of urban fantasy, action and adventure, cool science, evil corporations, forbidden romance and hot new classmates who may or may not be aliens.

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SOMEDAY MAYBE by Elise Faber ***Excerpt***

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YA Romance Date Published:March 2019

It’s okay to be different.
Ha. That’s what people are supposed to say, supposed to pretend in this new age, hipster reality that I live in. Except for high school students aren’t accepting and having my life up for debate in the halls, well . . . it really—really—sucks.
Then a single conversation with my dad shatters all of my childhood memories and my mom copes with his news by spending every hour losing herself in work. Suddenly, it’s not just my high school’s hallways that have become a freaking horror film. Just traversing the relationship between my parents is more dangerous than crossing a minefield.
So I’ve been keeping my head down, hoping to just survive my senior year. That is, until Jason Monroe waltzes into my life and invites me to Homecoming. The soccer god is popular, hot as hell, and my every teenaged fantasy come to life.
And for some insane reason, he likes me. Me. The Harry-Potter-loving, pajama-wearing, bookworm nerd who is too lazy t…

All That We See or Seem by Kristina Mahr -- Every night, seventeen-year-old Reeve Lennox finds herself under a noose. ***Guest Blog -- Giveaway***

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All That We See or Seemby Kristina Mahr Genre: YA Dark Fairy Tale Release Date: May 2018 Uncommon Universes Press LLC

Every night, seventeen-year-old Reeve Lennox finds herself under a noose.
By day she is a lady of Acarsaid's royal house, daydreaming of adventure and love. But every night in sleep she wanders through a nightmarish city, an invisible witness to the screeches of monsters and the screams of their victims. Her only consolation is Bran, a battle-torn young man with a selfless heart and eyes that reflect the stars.

Yet while Reeve falls deeper into her dreams, in truth she is engaged to Arden, a mercurial nobleman who has long been cured of his belief in love and breathes fire and flattery like other people breathe air.

Torn between two lives, Reeve struggles to remember what's real, until night and day collide, with a revelation that threatens all of Acarsaid.

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HIDE NOT SEEK by D.E. Haggerty -- I know who you really are. ***Excerpt -- Teasers -- Giveaway***

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Cozy Mystery, Romance, Humor Date Published: April 18th

I know who you really are.
Pru has a secret, which she has no plans to reveal – ever. But after a woman is murdered and all clues point to her, she has no choice but to disclose her true identity. When her revelations help thwart the killer’s plan to frame Pru for the murder, the killer begins stalking her. With each note he sends, he gets closer. The police are stumped. Pru wants to run away. She really, really wants to run, but Ajax has found the woman of his dreams and he’s not letting her go anywhere. He can be patient. In the meantime, he’ll protect her with his life. Pru isn’t feeling very patient, and her friends, Mel and Terri, are definitely not willing to wait until the police discover who the stalker is. The three friends take matters into their own hands and jump headfirst into the investigation.
Will Pru and her friends uncover her stalker before he turns his violence on Pru?
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