“Of Things to Come” by Miranda Atchley—- Book Blog Tour (Giveaway!)

Good Day (or Night), dear readers! Today I have the honor of participating in the blog tour for  “Of Things to Come,” an upcoming book by Indie Author, Miranda Atchley. Indie Authors and their books are just as important as traditional, so I am happy to help spread the news about this book. 😀

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Hello, and welcome to the Of Things To Come blog tour! We’re celebrating the release of the third book in The Abi Hensley Series, which releases on October 27, 2017. Read further to find out more about the book and the giveaway.

 

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About The Book

After enduring the First World War, most of the world is hoping to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and move forward in the year 1919. Yet for Abi Hensley the happiness she felt upon the end of the war has been short lived. Grief stricken from the passing of a dear friend, she cannot seem to overcome the loss. Amidst her grief, she is also struggling with her writing, something that has always been a comfort to her. In light of these circumstances, she finds herself questioning many things in her life for the first time.

 

Can Abi get back to all that she loves and look forward to things to come?

 

About The Author

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Miranda Atchley loves books of all sorts, but has always had a special place in her heart for historical fiction. Writing is her favorite thing to do and she has published three historical novels and three contemporary young adult novels. Her novel A Castle in the Sky was a finalist for Read Free.ly’s The 50 Best Indie Books of 2016. She also writes the blog A Real Writer’s Life. When she isn’t writing, you can usually find Miranda with her head in a book, taking a walk, or watching Downton Abbey at her home in Arkansas.

Find Miranda at:

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Giveaway

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Three winners will each receive a Kindle download of the book Of Things To Come. The giveaway begins October 20 and ends October 28. The giveaway is open internationally. Must be 18 or older to enter.

 

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The Abi Hensley Series

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Want to read the first two books in The Abi Hensley Series? Just click here!

 

Blog Tour Dates

10/20 Amber at Seasons of Humility

10/21 Julie at My Favorite Pastime

10/22 Grace at She Hearts Fiction

10/23 Amada at ASC Book Reviews

 

Thank you for stopping by and showing your support for Of Things To Come!

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“Exiles” by Jaye L. Knight—Book Spotlight + Giveaway

I’m spotlighting Jay L. Knight’s newest book in her “Ilyon Chronicles” today. This fantasy series is unique in that, while it has the swords, woods, dragons, and dangers of fantasy novels (you know, the basic essentials of the fantasy book checklist), there is no magic. That’s right, NO MAGIC. Say what? It is different, but a good different. 😀 Let me assure you that Jaye L. Knight has done an awesome job of creating a fantasy world without magic in the books I’ve read in this series (1&2), and I’m sure she continues with book three, and book four, “Exiles.”  😀

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About the Book

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Exiled after their defeat in Samara, the Resistance struggles to find allies in their quest to restore King Balen to his throne and put an end to the emperor’s tyranny. When the crete people refuse to lend their aid, Balen leads a group to Dorland to reason with them and win their support. However, enemies prove to be everywhere, and they find themselves in a fight to keep Dorland from becoming Daican’s latest conquest.

Back in Landale, the arrival of a new enemy forces Trask and Anne to tread more carefully than ever. Tensions are rising, and the enemy is determined to test Anne’s loyalty and root out the location of Trask and the Resistance once and for all.

Feeling trapped within the walls of Valcré, Prince Daniel must contend with an ever-eroding relationship with his father. As their clashes escalate, the situation becomes potentially life threatening when his loyalty is called into question. His sister seems bent on branding him a traitor and actively seeking to condemn him to the fate of those put to death in their father’s new arena. Daniel is certain his father would never execute his only son and heir but, with other forces at work, it might not be that simple.

One small misstep could prove fatal for all.

Available now on Amazon!

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Haven’t discovered the world of Ilyon yet? The first three Kindle books are on sale August 11th – 14th! You can find them on Amazon.

About the Author

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Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning author, homeschool graduate, and shameless tea addict with a passion for Christian fantasy. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure, Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope. She has been penning stories since the age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

 

You can connect with Jaye on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Etsy.

Giveaway

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Share in the excitement of the release and enter to win a themed giveaway pack! Prizes include an autographed copy of Exiles, a pewter dragon necklace by treasurecast, and a sword letter opener! (Giveaway is open to US residents only. Cannot be shipped internationally.

Click Here To Enter The Giveaway via Rafflecopter.

 

 

Blog Tour Schedule

Thursday, August 10

Friday, August 11

Saturday, August 12

Sunday, August 13

Monday, August 14

 

Tuesday, August 15

 

“Shattered Worlds” Blog Tour— Author Julie Hall Spotlight + A Giveaway

Today is special for two reasons. One, it’s my birthday, and we are planning on having my favorite cake this evening. Yum. 😀

Two, I’m joining in on the tour for the cool looking, upcoming  YA/NA e-book collection, “Shattered Worlds” by spotlighting author Julie Hall, and sharing some about this compilation of e-books. A compilation that I want on my Kindle N-O-W, but must wait for its August 8 release. 😭

 

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Author Spotlight: Julie Hall

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Before writing her first novel Julie worked as a film publicist and rubbed elbows with the rich and famous . . . as in she would gently nudge them to let them know their meal had arrived during press interviews.

She now spends most of her “office hours” with her two furry writing buddies, Bear and Coco. Her daughter thinks that mommy’s superpower is “sleeping all day,” but that’s because she’s often awake until the wee hours of the morning weaving tales of adventure in worlds of her own creation. When asked in an interview what she wanted to be when she grew up, she’s quoted to have answered, “to never have to grow up.”

She currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her four favorite people–her husband, daughter, and two fur babies (because dogs are people too).

Social Media Links:

Website // Amazon Author Page // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Goodreads

 

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About Shattered Worlds:

Escape into twenty-three epic worlds that will leave you breathless.

From dystopian nightmares to gorgeous steampunk and fantasy settings to fairy-tale retellings and beyond, SHATTERED WORLDS has every story you’ve been dying to get your hands on!

This unique Young Adult/New Adult collection, inspired by the creative minds of today’s New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors, promises to satisfy your cravings for action and adventure as you experience rune magic and time-travel, overthrow corrupt governments, meet reapers and aliens, battle dragons, fall hopelessly in love, and break ancient curses, right alongside some of the bravest characters in fantasy fiction!

Each book within this collection is exclusive to the set and can’t be found anywhere else.

Preorder now for your passport to SHATTERED WORLDS!

Purchase Links:

Amazon // iBooks // Nook // Kobo // Google Play

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35122753-shattered-worlds

 

Shattered Worlds Authors

J.L. Weil, USA Today Bestselling Author

J.A. Culican, USA Today Bestselling Author

J.A. Armitage, USA Today Bestselling Author

N.R. Larry, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author

Jane Redd, USA Today Bestselling Author

Miranda Hardy, USA Today Bestselling Author

Julie Hall, International Bestselling Author

Cameo Renae, International Bestselling Author

Jen Minkman, International Bestselling Author

Cindy M. Hogan, Bestselling Author

Elana Johnson, Bestselling Author

Rebecca Rode, International Bestselling Author

Audrey Grey

Nichole Giles

Katy Haye

Cortney Pearson

Elizabetta Holcomb

Ali Winters

Kristy Tate

Liz Long

AG Henley

Ainsley Shay

Jay Noel

Emily Martha Sorensen

 

(Click the author’s name to visit their site!)

 

Giveaway:

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The Shattered Worlds authors have generously offered to give away 17 e-books to one winner. Fill out the form to enter! Open INT.

Entry Form Link: Giveaway

Blog Tour Schedule:

Monday, July 24th

Tuesday, July 25th

Wednesday, July 26th

Thursday, July 27th

Friday, July 28th

Saturday, July 29th

Monday, July 31st  

Tuesday, August 1st  

Wednesday, August 2nd

Thursday, August 3rd

Friday, August 4th

 

“Illusionary” by Desiree Williams— Blog Tour Book Review

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Today I’m joining in the blog tour for Desiree Williams’ newest book, “Illusionary,” a story that is just as impressive as its perfectly pink and purple cover. 😀

About Illusionary:

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Dorothy got sucked into a tornado.

Alice fell down a hole.

Wendy flew to Neverland.

Kamryn? She tripped down the stairs.

  Now, Kamryn Kensington finds herself in a strange new world. Within minutes of her arrival, she dodges an archer’s arrow and avoids getting sliced up by a cosplay reject holding a dagger to her throat. And that’s before the storyteller’s breath brings stories to life.

Home is the mission—to return to her family and pursue her life’s dream of art and travel. Yet the longer she’s in the Land of Ur, the harder it is not to feel for the people she meets. Even her artistic side can’t help but breathe in the beautiful wonder and magic of this new world. So when the Oracle hands her a different quest, she takes it on the condition he sends her home afterward.  

  No one thought to warn her of a jealous queen and her dragon minions. Or that, by helping her, the cute storyteller would go crazy. Or that her heart would rip in two when she left. Those would’ve been great facts to know ahead of time.

Considering that nothing in Ur is what it seems, the mission proves to be more than she ever imagined. But more than her own future will be in jeopardy if Kamryn doesn’t succeed.

My Review:

  This book surprised me. It was not really what I was expecting it to be— but I mean this is the most positive of ways. Like, wow. It is awwwesome.

So the story starts like  other our world/other-world mixed books, with a heroine from our world finding herself in another world, then soon realizing she needs to do some rescuing. As cliche as this may sound, this book is quite unique, and had at number of surprises. Honestly, the ending was nowhere close to how I originally thought it would be.

As for the characters, I’ll first speak about the heroine, Kam. She was so stinking relate-able to me. She suffers from struggling to grow up, but not in a Peter Pan “I Never Want To Grow Up” way. It’s more like she wants to grow up, yet she does not want to relinquish the simple joys of youth. This is SO ME. I’ve never seen a character with this sort of struggle before, so I just loved this aspect of Kam, and how she came to terms with how to proceed with her future despite wanting to grip the daylights out of hold on to her past. She also has a funny sense of sarcasm, and how I do love sarcasm (Probably not a good thing, but I like it. #ialsoalmostuseitdaily).

Reese, Torin, The Duchess, and the boys (a.k.a. the treasures) were also fun, and were great additions to further the feel of the story. I have to say I had some pretty sad feels, though, when I found out who the treasures  really were. Like… 😥

The world of Ur is also an interesting place. I especially liked the descriptions of the Duchess’s palace.

*thinks of more to write*

It is actually hard to review this book without spoiling too much, so I’m just going to wrap it up with a few last words:

This story is totally worth a read, especially for those who like a Christian YA that has a great underlining message that does not feel preachy, but instead crushes your heart with emotions. It is a fantasy, yes, but there absolutely is stuff that contemporary, 21st century people can relate to. I loved how the story blended together, and am pleased with myself for deciding to give it a try. *pats self on shoulder* I do plan to read more from this author, and totally recommend that you pick this one up. I give it a rating of four and a half.

Book Review Ratings:

5. Great Book!

4. I  liked it!

3. Okay.

2. Did not like it.

1. Did not finish.

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About the Author:

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Desiree Williams is a dreamer by day and chocoholic by night. She lives in the beautiful state of Kentucky with her husband and daughter, where she juggles life as a wannabe supermom. Desiree is a lover of food and avoider of dirty dishes. She delights in making people laugh and strives to bring hope and love with her wherever she goes.

You can find out more about Desiree and her books at www.desireewilliamsbooks.com

Social Media Links:

Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Goodreads / Newsletter

Giveaway!:

Desiree has graciously offered to give away the following prizes: a “Make everyday an adventure” pillow, “Don’t Grow Up! It’s a Trap!” metal sign, book cozy, signed paperback of Illusionary, notebook with pens, sketch book with colored pencils, and a “Eat Cake for Breakfast” travel cup.

The winner of the grand prize giveaway will be selected on Monday, Jun 12th at approx. 9 AM (EST). The winner will be announced on my Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Blog Tour Schedule

June 5th Launch Day – HOPE through the Pages

            Spotlight – Rachel Lopez

            Book Review – Jebraun Clifford – Dream. Write. Repeat.

            Interview – Jilligan’s Island

June 6th Book Review – Indie Book Reviews

            Spotlight – Christian Book News

            Interview – Bookworm Mama

June 7th Book Review – Zernia Blossom’s Books

            Book Review – Prismatic Prospects

            Interview – Dolphin18cb

June 8th Book Review – Lands Uncharted

            Book Review – Seasons of Humility

            Interview – Liv K. Fisher

June 9th Book Review – She Hearts Fiction

            Book Review – Chrissi Reads

            Spotlight – Dreams of Faerytales

            Guest Post – Jannette Fuller

June 10th Wrap-Up Post – HOPE through the Pages

“Storm Siren” by Mary Weber: Giveaway Winner(s)!

So, only four of you asked for the book. Not as many as there could have been, but it is okay. Why is it okay? Because it means I can do something special.

Special?

Yes, special.

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I have decided to send a copy to all four of the participants. So, Olivia, Kelly, Rachel, and Jill, congrats on winning a copy of this book. Please leave me your email below, or send me a message through Goodreads so I can see about getting you the book.

 

“Storm Siren” by Mary Weber—Book Giveaway!

One thing I have not done since I started this blog is a giveaway, so I thought it would be fun to start doing one now and then on here. 😀

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Today through midnight on the 15th, you have the chance to win a copy of Mary Weber’s fantastic book, “Storm Siren.” All you have to do it 1. follow this blog, and 2. leave a comment below telling me you want to win this book. Winner will be chosen and announced on the 15th.