Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lobo Goes to Galapagos Book Blast, Sept. 23 - 25 

Lobo Goes to the Galapagos by C. L. Murphy

About the Book

Title: Lobo Goes to the Galapagos (The Adventures of Lovable Lobo) | Author: C.L. Murphy | Publication Date: August 27, 2014 | Publisher: Peanut Butter Prose | Pages:32 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 7

Summary: Lobo returns in this adventure, sweeter and a bit salty this time. This lil' wolf pup finds that there's nothing like a little sea air to bring out the best in him and his unlikely tag-alongs. Take a trip to the Galapagos with Lobo and his right-hand raven, Roxy, as they help an injured, new feathered friend return home. Lobo faces some fears and witnesses the joy that comes from helping others in this "birds of a different feather DO flock together" tale.


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Purchase

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The Buzz

"Who knew geography and learning about animals could be this much fun? Lobo Goes to the Galapagos is my new favorite children's book and is highly recommended. " ~ Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite

"While Ms, Murphy's uniquely whimsical and vibrant illustrative style is perfectly suited for the wild, tropical feel of this colorful book, and easily captures young readers' attention, there is also a subtle, quiet beauty to the storyline's overarching themes of friendship, trust, perseverance, and goodwill. Lobo's tenacious and giving spirit are delightfully captured in this fifth installment of puppy-fueled fun. In fact, it's sincerely so easy to fall in love with "Lovable" Lobo that I'd happily follow this well-meaning, big-hearted, wolf pup to the very ends of the earth!" ~ 5 Star Review, Indie Author Girl, Amazon

"What an adorable story! I read this to my nephew and he couldn't stop giggling at the silliness of Roxy as well as Lobo's cute friends Bobby, Sunny, Coconut and Sandra. The author was very clever in portraying a tale of friendship, adventure and excitement that is sure to enthuse young minds around the world." ~ 5 Star Review, Gina D., Amazon

About the Author: C.L. Murphy

C.L.Murphy


While new to the children’s book writing and illustrating scene, C.L. Murphy (Cathy) has been doodling her way through life since she won a school wide poster contest in the third grade. She’s had the pleasure of working as an artist in residence, creating cartoons and painting murals with the children at local elementary schools. She adores the wonder and curiosity of young children.She feels that creating picture books is something that she was destined to do, after years of filing away so many ideas, while raising her two sons. She is a member of SCBWI.She lives amongst the wildlife in an enchanted forest in the beautiful Oregon wilderness with her husband and menagerie. She has always appreciated nature and animals have always played a major role in her life. The inspiration for the Lovable Lobo character came from a wolf that she raised for over 14 years.Check out her book series and discover that you, too, will find Lobo lovable.

Book Website | Author Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


* $100 Book Blast Giveaway *

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Prize: One winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash prize (winner's choice)
Contest Ends: October 23, 11:59 pm, 2014
Open: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by C.L. Murphy and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Clash of the Titles Turns Four and Celebrates with AmazingGiveaways!

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Happy Birthday,
Clash of the Titles!

Can you believe Clash of the Titles is FOUR years old?
It hardly seems possible.

Four years ago this month, COTT's arena opened for its first Clash, and it's been going strong ever since! Hundreds of Christian authors have competed, and 58 have left victorious. Each author has earned a special place in our hearts, and we at COTT find it an immense privilege to promote Christ through their work.

Join us this week as both COTT champs and COTT staff celebrate these four,amazing years together!

Over the next four days, our generous champions will be giving away 61 oftheir books.

Sixty-one!

We've divided those books into four giveaways--one for each year God has blessed us!
(See below for today's list.)

Each participant has myriad opportunities to enter the four drawings,
but there will only be FOUR WINNERS.
Will you be one of them??

Find out at Clash of theTitles on Tuesday, September 23rd!

Drawings will be open until Monday night,
September 22 (midnight PST).

Until then, it's free rein on entries.
Don't miss out on the fun!

Below, you'll find the four links, one for each giveaway. 
See the Rafflecopter at the end of each article for your entry options.

GIVEAWAY ONE

GIVEAWAY TWO
GIVEAWAY THREE
GIVEAWAYFOUR

Best wishes!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September's Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway or $229 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

September $229 Giveaway
229 giveaway

 It’s time for September’s $229 Kindle Giveaway Hosted by I Am A Reader.We are giving away 2 great prizes both valued at $229. Winner’s choice of a Kindle Fire HDX or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 Paypal Cash! The first prize is available via the rafflecopter below.The 2nd is available only to those share this giveaway. You can find info on how to enter the 2nd giveaway in the rafflecopter.

Win a Kindle Fire HDX 7", Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only - $229 Value)
 Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
 Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)

Each of these bloggers/authors paid to help sponsor this giveaway.

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Giveaway Details1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only - $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International).

Ends 9/30/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash.

Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

$200 September Blogger Appreciation Giveaway 2014


Welcome to the $200 September Blogger Appreciation Giveaway 2014 hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews.

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Prize: One winner will receive a $200 Amazon gift card or a PayPal cash prize (winner's choice)

Contest Ends: September 30, 11:59 pm, 2014

Open: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored, hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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Lily Lemon Blossom, A Little Paint, A Little Straw For Scarecrow Montana (Lily Lemon Blossom) by Barbara Miller (Author), Inga Shalvashvili (Illustrator)


What did Lily Lemon Blossom do today to make everyone so happy? Well, it all has to do with her friend Scarecrow Montana. He was losing his straw and his happy face had just about faded away. When Lily told her family her big idea, they all went to work and turned him back into the happy scarecrow that always made her smile.

Available on Amazon.

Official website here.




Monday, September 1, 2014

$25 Book Blast Giveaway ~ Diary of a Real Payne Book 3: Oh Baby! by Annie Tipton

Diary of a Real Payne Oh Baby by Annie Tipton


Title: Oh Baby! (Diary of a Real Payne, Book 3) | Author: Annie Tipton | Publication Date: September 1, 2014 | Publisher: Barbour Books | Pages: 195 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12

Summary: In this final fabulous release in the Diary of a Real Payne series you’ll find yourself ROTFL with EJ’s hilarious adventures with a new little Payne. The Payne family has just adopted a roly-poly package of pudge with bright eyes and a sparkling smile. In true sisterly fashion, EJ can’t wait to teach baby Faith how to be amazing at everything (just like her big sis!). But when EJ learns that she’s losing her role as flower girl to the adorable newcomer in an upcoming wedding, it’s almost more than she can handle. In classic EJ form, she dreams up even more fantastic adventures for herself—promising colossal fun as you become part of her daydreams in Oh Baby!

Purchase

Amazon | CBD | The Book Depository | Barbour Books | Barnes & Noble


You can purchase the first two books in the series through Amazon by clicking the book covers below.

Church Camp Chaos Diary of a Real Payne by Annie Tipton
Diary of a Real Payne Book 1 True Story by Annie Tipton     

The Buzz About Books 1 & 2

Book 1:  "I am 7 years old, and I loved this book because of EJ's imagination and how it focused on the real meaning of Christmas. The book made me laugh, and I especially liked the part when EJ used the shopping cart to pretend to be a race car driver. She thought her mom's scarf was a yellow flag, and she stopped just before she crashed into the display of glue bottles. I liked EJ's character, and I read the book in about 5 days. When we had "Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day" at school, I dressed up like EJ Payne. I can't wait for the second book in this series!" ~ Emily E., Amazon

Book 1:  "My 9-year-old foster daughter loved the book! She related well to EJ and her spunky personality and humorous outlook on life and what it hands you. Great lessons for her to learn, as well as entertaining. She read it in a matter of days and even chose reading it over playing Nintendo, which is a huge endorsement! I also enjoyed it and found it a fun and comforting read for this 40-something adult. Great job. We're really looking forward to Book 2 of EJ's adventures at camp! Thanks, Annie!" ~ Lfierbaugh, Amazon

Book 2:  "Church Camp Chaos is a delightfully funny look into the highly imaginative workings of a tween girl, EJ Payne. The book cleverly uses a combination of diary entries, narration, and hilarious passages peeking into EJ's daydreams. The story is originally clever and, at times, very poignant. I thoroughly enjoyed this fantastic book and I highly recommend this series to young girls in particular between the ages of 8 and 12 who also love Clementine, Judy Moody, and Ramona Quimby." ~ Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Book 2:  "Curly, my 8-year-old bookworm, loved this book. The day it arrived in the mail I let her look through it. By that evening she brought the book to me to thank me and tell me she was finished. She read the entire book in one day and I don't think she ever put it down! She enjoyed EJ's adventures and the fun times she had at church camp. She told me the book was "funny." I appreciated the way the book treated family relationships and showed a loving family who works together and endures different situations together. EJ and her brother don't always get along but their parents encourage them to be kind and EJ grows to appreciate her brother and even his slightly obnoxious attempts at humor. I enjoyed the life lessons that EJ learned about trust, faith, and friendship and am glad that I can find books for my daughter to read that are humorous and fun while still promoting good values." ~ 5 Star Review, Lextin Academy, Amazon

About the Author

Facebook Fan Page | Goodreads


* $25 Book Blast Giveaway *

Amazon 25 gift card

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash prize (winner's choice)

Contest Ends: September 30, 11:59 pm, 2014

Open: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Barbour Books and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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SLEEPY SHEEP PRODUCTIONS CONTEST! JUMP!

SLEEPY SHEEP PRODUCTIONS CONTEST TIME!

JUMP! will be our very first ebook release lovingly written by children's author, Julia Dweck, and illustrated with fun and humor by The Art of Brian Allen - Flyland Designs. Sleepy Sheep everywhere are positively jumping for joy. POST A PICTURE of your little sleepy sheep or you jumping, hopping, or bouncing. The silliest pic will win an advanced sneak peek of JUMP! along with an adorable WebKinz Lamb to cuddle, as you read it. 

Deadline: 12:00 am EST, Sunday, 9/21/14. Enter here!

*Submissions must be posted on this thread to count! You can post more than once. Restrictions: Open to US only.


 July New Releases Clash



At Clash of the Titles, the end of another month calls for the beginning of another Clash.
We present to you five brand new novels for your perusing pleasure. Which would you pick up first? Let us know by casting your vote below! 


Big secrets never stay hidden, and it’s the darkest ones that threaten us the most. Michael and May Lynn will try to continue helping slaves on the underground railroad while bounty hunters track them for a murder they didn't commit. 

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The year is 1901, the literary sensation The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is taking New York City by storm, and everyone wonders where the next great book will come from. But to Annie Gallagher, stories are more than entertainment—they’re a sweet reminder of her storyteller father. 

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A 17-year-old stage performer (elocutionist and singer) runs away from her abusive uncle, but she is caught in a perilous web. Could the peddler who constantly appears be a venomous spider in her life, or the one to help her untangle her problems? 

***


Not all prisons have bars; Charlotte Davis should know—she’s lived in one for years. Trying to free her daughter from their prison of abuse, Charlotte runs to the stranger her dying mother believed would help her and finds a family she longs to call her own, but if the truth of Charlotte’s past catches up with her, will the protection of a gentle man and a Father’s love be enough to set her free? 

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With a will that reads like a piece of far-fetched fiction, the return of an estranged brother, and a long-kept family secret, Micah Cooper's life is thrown into a tailspin. Throw in an in-name-only marriage, and an ex girlfriend who wants him back, and crashing and burning doesn't appear to be far behind.


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Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Crew Goes Coconuts!: A Captain No Beard Story Volume 6 by Carole P. Roman ~ GIVEAWAY Volumes 1- 6


About Book

There is a storm brewing on the Flying Dragon, and it's not about the weather. When the crew finds themselves parched and not enough juice to go around, blame falls on Matie the goat, Hallie's friend. Divided, they square off, ready for a fight and Captain No Beard must teach his crew that not only is bullying wrong, they must learn to value and respect each and every member of the crew. Watch the crew of the Flying Dragon learn an important lesson about being a true friend.

To Purchase: Amazon (Paperback and Kindle). Barnes and Noble


 GIVEAWAY  
U.S. residents only

Provided by Carole P. Roman
  
Win Paperback Copies of 

Captain No Beard Stories, Volumes 1-6!!

1 Winner
Just leave a comment below with your email.
(I need your email to contact you if you are the winner)

ENDS June 20, 2014
Winner announced on June 23rd, 2014


About Author
Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with her husband that employs close to five hundred people. Her most favorite job is being grandmother to her many grandchildren. Roman has two wonderful sons and hit the jackpot in the daughter-in-law department. She currently lives on Long Island with her husband.

Her first book, Captain No Beard - An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life has been named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 as well garnered the star of remarkable merit. It was named in the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Fiction 2012. Captain No Beard has developed in a series of 6 more books. She is the author of the best selling book, I Want To Do Yoga Too. Currently, she is working on her educational series that explores different cultures from a child's point of view. If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico, received the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's non-fiction 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya received 5 Stars from the ForeWord Clarion Review. She just completed Russia with the help of her five year old grandson and loved every minute of it.

Author's website 

twitter username



My Thoughts






The crew start making fun of Matie the goat because she drank the last of the juice boxes. That left them with nothing to drink. But did they need to be mean to Matie?

Being Captain is hard work! The Captain gives the crew some much needed advice after which a solution to the lack of something to drink come from an unexpected source. Just a hint: M-I-L-K.

In this new picture book the author teaches another great lesson which solves more than one problem. Bullying, peer pressure, name calling, is the focus on the Captain's and the author's mind. Friends must stick together not tear each other down.

The illustrations are bursting with colors that will stimulate the imagination of young readers and little ones not yet reading. So grab a copy of this darling picture book and share it with some children.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.



Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Prince Iggy & The Kingdom of Naysayer - Book Blast & Giveaway - June 5 - 7

Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer

About the Book

Title: Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer | Author: Aldo Fynn | Illustrator: Richie Vicencio | Publication Date: November 5,2013 | Publisher: Boa Press, LLC. | Pages: 156 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12 

Summary: All Iggy Rose wants is for the kids at the Naysayer Academy to like him, and one special girl in particular. But instead, he gets teased and taunted. Every day, he eats alone in the cafeteria and gets beaten up after school on the playground. But when a cruel prank leads to Iggy's escape from the academy, a wild, unimaginable adventure begins. Why is King Naysayer offering a hefty reward for Iggy's capture? When Iggy joins forces with an eclectic cast of characters, he discovers the answer. But before he can escape from the kingdom of Naysayer, Iggy must first reclaim what is rightfully his. Does this sad, lonely boy have the courage to battle the biggest school bully, a mean headmistress, and a greedy, cruel king? Will Iggy finally believe in himself and discover his true destiny?  

Purchase

Amazon (Kindle) | Amazon (Print)


The Buzz
“An entertaining fantasy with a quirky, inventive storyline that shows how things invariably turn out badly for bullies.” Kirkus Reviews

“The book is going to be devoured by readers of any type, whether they're looking for some fun fiction, a comical read, or a page-turner.” 
5 Star Review, San Francisco Book Review

"Fynn's book reminded me a bit of Harry Potter, but he adds his own cast of characters and a boy (Iggy), fun dialogue, and an amazing story that you can't help but root for. If you are looking for a great book to get your kids hooked on, then I recommend the Prince Iggy series." 
5 Star Review, The Pen and Muse Book Reviews, Amazon

“Has the flavor of a Dickens and a Harry Potter story while remaining wholly original. It just shares those characteristics that make it such an enjoyable read. This book should be on every child's must read list and if I'm to be perfectly honest it should be on every adults list too. It has enough subtle adult humor well within its boundaries to make it an entertaining read for the parents too. It certainly has a modern message. It shows just how heartbreaking bullying can be by children as well as adults. It's a story about losing yourself and finding yourself. It shows being a bully doesn't pay off but believing in yourself does." 
5 Star Review, April S., Amazon
 

About the Author: Aldo Fynn

Aldo FynnAldo Fynn enjoys writing wacky, fantastical stories. Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer is his debut novel. It's the first book in the Adventures of Prince Iggy Series. He's also written two wacky, laugh-out-loud picture books. He lives under his desk and promises he won't come out until Book 3 in the series is complete. Which is a shame because his desk is based in Los Angeles, where it's sunny and 70 degrees most of the year.

Book Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

   

* $50 Book Blast Giveaway

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  Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice) 
  Contest ends: July 4, 11:59 pm, 2014 Open: Internationally 
  How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. 
  Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the publisher, Boa Press, LLC. and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com. 

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Michael Phillip Cash, Author of The Battle for Darracia, The Darracia Saga,Books 1 & 2, Giveaway


Just leave a comment below as to whether you wish these 
books for yourself or someone else. 
(self, son, daughter, nephew, etc.)
(I will post the winner on this blog May 26, 2014)


About Author

Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found
 footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.

For more information
Website 
Twitter  michaelpcash


About Schism #1

On the planet Darracia, an ever-widening social gap between its inhabitants is causing turmoil that is fracturing a once peaceful world. Struggling with his identity, nineteen year old Prince V'sair must harness the power of the elusive Fireblade, the secret to a warrior's heart, in order to overcome his uncle Staf Nuen's lust for supremacy. Will the energy of the Elements guide the young prince to his true destiny or will Staf Nuen conquer Darracia? After the success of his first three books (Brood X, Stillwell, and The Hanging Tree) Michael is fulfilling a dream and creating his own epic fantasy world. Schism: The Battle for Darracia is the first book in a planned series.

Where to purchase:  Amazon PaperbackAmazon Kindle


  • Publisher: Red Feather Publishing (December 5, 2013)
  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Age Range: 1 - 17 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 12
  • Series: The Darracia Saga
  • Book 1
Rating on Amazon 4.7 out of 5 stars
See 36 customer reviews for "Schism" on Amazon

My Thoughts

Enter the world of Fantasy and Science Fiction in The Battle for Darracia and you may not wish to return! This is a real page turner for all ages.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of both books for review from Red Feathers Publishing for an honest review.

About Collision #2

The Darracia saga continues with all the key players spread out and searching for answers throughout the solar system. Prince V'sair struggles to hold his fractured kingdom together without help from his family. His stepbrother Zayden is on a vengeful hunt for his evil uncle Staf Nuen. Tulani navigates her two worlds trying to bring them together. Staf Nuen, the orchestrator of the original coup, is making unholy alliances with nefarious new allies. Like the comet zipping across the horizon, all the different factions are heading for a collision course that will test both their faith and power.


Where to purchase: Amazon Paperback, Amazon Kindle 



  • Publisher: Red Feather Publishing (April 29, 2014)
  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Age Range: 1 - 17 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 12
  • Series: The Darracia Saga
  • Book 2
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon
See 10 customer reviews on Amazon

My Thoughts 

I entered the world of science fiction once again with The Battle for Darracia. I found this an explosive story once I collided with this book. The words could not fly off the pages fast enough. To say the least the author has presented me with another page turner.

Don't hold back ,you must read this book. Of course you will want to read book one "SCHISM" if you haven't already.

I highly recommend this book for science fiction lovers all ages.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of both books for review from Red Feathers Publishing for an honest review.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Witch Song Series by Amber Argyle


About Author

Amber Argyle is the author of the Witch Song Trilogy (Witch Song, Witch Born, and Witch Fall ((Fall 2013)) and the Fairy Queen's Trilogy (Winter Queen, Summer Queen (2014), Daughter of Winter ((2015)). She runs because she likes to eat chocolate and fit in her jeans. She has a thing for vintage inspired clothes. Also, she can't fathom why people eat tootsie rolls.

Slightly longer: Amber Argyle is the author of Witch Song Trilogy, (Witch Song, Witch Born, and Witch Fall, coming Fall of 2013). She grew up with three brothers on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains. She spent hours riding horses, roaming the mountains, and playing in her family’s creepy barn. This environment fueled her imagination for writing high fantasy.

She has worked as a short order cook, janitor, and staff member in a mental institution. All of which has given her great insight into the human condition and has made for some unique characters. 

She received her bachelor’s degree in English and Physical Education from Utah State University. 

She currently resides in Utah with her husband and three small children.

You can find Amber on:
Shelfari.
https://twitter.com/amberargyle
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amber-Argyle/165661500156934?ref=hl
www.amberargyle.blogspot.com
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15829917-winter-queen





Q&A with Amber


1. What made you decide to write about Witches?
I wanted to take something that was often portrayed as dark and evil and twist it into something beautiful and natural. So instead of satanic chanting, my witches sing to control nature. I also wanted to use resonance with the Salem Witch Trials, so though my world is completely fictional, it has many similarities in landscape and technology with seventeenth century New England. 

2. How did you get your book published?
After years of hard work and rejection, I finally found an agent. Dropped him after a year. Had a book contract (for a different book), but the contract was awful so I couldn't sign it. Had another publisher and other agents nearly take it, but it was always nearly. Rhemalda published Witch Song. They did a good job, but when I received my first royalty statement, I realized if I wanted a chance to make any money at this, I was going to have to try something else, so I published Witch Born under my own publishing house.

3. What type of readers will be interested in this series/book?
Readers who enjoy clean fantasy with a touch of romance. 

4. What is special about this series/book?
It's very different from anything else out there. When I first started, there wasn't anyone else doing YA high fantasy except Kristin Cashore. I haven't really heard of other books that use singing as a medium for magic. There's a few more now, but still not many. Also, I'm clean and lyrical. 

5. What differentiates this book from others in this category?
My characters are flawed and make mistakes (read: screw up). Also, I have lots of young girls who relate to Brusenna because she's very shy and unsure in the beginning. 

6. Have you published any other books?
Just these two so far. 

7. Do you plan to publish more books?
I have two coming out next year. Witch Wars, which is a short prequel to Witch Song and follows the events that initiated the Witch wars. 

Winter Queen is the beginning of a whole new trilogy. 
Mortally wounded during a raid, seventeen-year-old Ilyenna is healed by winter fairies who present her with a seductive offer: become one of them and share their power over winter. But that power comes with a price. If she accepts, she will become a force of nature, lose her humanity, and abandon her family.

Unwilling to pay such a high price, Ilyenna is enslaved by the one of the invaders, Darrien. While in captivity, she learns the attack wasn’t just a simple raid but part of a larger plot to overthrow her entire nation. 

With the enemy stealing over the mountains and Darrien coming to take her to his bed, Ilyenna must decide whether to resurrect the power the fairies left behind. Doing so will allow her to defeat Darrien and the other invaders, but if she embraces winter, she will lose herself to that destroying power—forever.  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15829917-winter-queen



Amber has a real life battle going on in her life. Her young son has a cyst on his femur that does not want to heal. Let us keep her family in our prayers.
http://amberargyle.blogspot.com/2014/04/my-sons-bone-cyst.html