Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book Blitz: How I Became A Teenage Survivalist by Julie L Casey


Bracken is a typical teenage boy, more interested in the angles of the girl’s exposed back teasing him from the seat ahead of him than in anything the geometry teacher could present. His life is filled with school, video games, and thoughts of girls, not necessarily in that order. Life just flows along uneventfully and unacknowledged, like the electricity that courses through the power lines — until PF (Power Failure) Day. On PF Day, the sun strikes Bracken’s world with an unseen surge of electromagnetic fury, which cripples power stations and burns transformers to crispy nuggets of regret.

No one in Bracken’s world had ever thought about how much they depended on electrical power, but now, without it, they are plunged into survival mode. Bracken soon realizes how lucky he is to live on a farm in the Midwest. What seemed like a dull and backwards life before is now the greatest chance for survival in what seems like a powerless world. Food, water, and heat are readily available, although hard work is required to make use of them. Bracken and his family must learn to survive like their ancestors, who settled their land.

Author Bio

Julie L. Casey lives in a rural area near St. Joseph, Missouri, with her husband, Jonn Casey, a science teacher, and their three youngest sons. After teaching preschool for fifteen years, she has been homeschooling her four sons for ten years. Julie has bachelor of science degrees in education and computer programming and has written five books, including How I Became a Teenage Survivalist, Time Lost: Teenage Survivalist II, Stop Beating the Dead Horse, In Daddy’s Hands, and Guardians of Holt. She is currently working on the third book in the Teenage Survivalist series, titled Ice Queen: Teenage Survivalist III. She enjoys historical reenacting, wildlife rehabilitation, teaching her children, and writing books that capture the imaginations of young people.

Find out more at:
Twitter: @JulieLCasey

10 Fun Random Facts:

1. My husband jokingly calls me the Dream Crusher. Head on over to my website, julielcasey.com, on the About Me page to find out why.
2. I’m the mother of five, grandmother of two, with identical twin granddaughters on the way.
3. I’m a wildlife rehabilitator. I’ve helped many reptiles, including snakes and turtles, and some mammals, including raccoons, rabbits, and even a bat.
3. My family and I reenact civil war/pioneer days, have starred in several documentaries and western films, and are docents at the Pony Express National Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri.
4. I don’t care for chocolate (I know, almost blasphemous), although I eat it occasionally.
5. I’m a tomboy at heart, which scares me a little having granddaughters - I hope they’re not too girlie (but of course, I’ll adore them anyway).
6. My favorite foods are sweet potatoes and broccoli, both with just butter, salt, and pepper — no marshmallows or fake melted cheese for me.
7. We have five dogs and seven cats, all of whom are rescues. Luckily, we live in the country with lots of wide=open spaces for them to run and a barn to house most of the cats.
8. My favorite color is blue and being a tomboy, I have an illogical aversion to wearing anything pink, although I like the color on other people.
9. I homeschool my three youngest sons, which is why I wrote How I Became a Teenage Survivalist to give them something new to read for their daily reading requirement.
10. I love playing Solitaire and reward myself for every chapter I write or edit with a quick game. Or two. Or three...

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Double Book Release! Book 2 & 3 of the Shadow series by RM Alexander

A friend of mine is bravely doing something, I've always dreamed of doing! A double release! Check it out!!!

First, let me introduce you to this amazing lady:

RM Alexander is an author of Sweet / Clean Romances that are sometimes contemporary, sometimes paranormal or suspense, but are always ruled by the heart of true romance.
With characters who look for love in wrong places and are victims of the worse kind of betrayals while fighting for what they want and believe in, RM's novels promise a good read with unexpected twists and turns.
When she's not writing, RM is spending time with her husband and two small children in Michigan. She loves to travel, especially to Walt Disney World, and can often be found on Twitter or Facebook chatting with other authors and fans.  
Social Links:
Website: www.rmalexanderauthor.weebly.com
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/rmalexandermoc
Twitter: www.twitter.com/rmalexanderauth
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rmalexanderauthor
Email: rmalexanderauthor@gmail.com 

Her first book in the Shadows series, 
Veil of Secrecy, released July 2014.
Grab your copy, so you can get a proper introduction to these awesome books!

Veil of Secrecy Buy Links:
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00M6KS84M
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20635217-veil-of-secrecy
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id964724464
PageFoundry: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/58b6568a-0b20-425c-928f-68ec4a38fc2c
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/veil-of-secrecy-rm-alexander/1121171446?ean=9781507889749
Audible: http://www.amazon.com/Veil-Secrecy-Shadows-Book-1/dp/B00UV11GLK/ref=tmm_aud_title_0

Now introducing BOOK 2 in the Shadow Series!!!
Dark Crossing

Rachel Brackett arrives in Sullivan, Montana with simple goals: relocate, settle an estate, and manage her own antique store. Her parents and friends back home called it running away. That’s just fine with her.

Rachel’s curiosity leads her into the forest, and she finds creatures who know more about her ominous heritage than she does. The creatures only exist in nightmares – grotesque mutants and shapeshifters. They seek vengeance for hideous crimes in genetic engineering, and Rachel is the prime target for retribution. While Rachel searches for the truth behind the family she never knew, a bounty hunter stalks her every move. Only Leonardo, a figure shrouded in the shadows, offers protection. A were lion with the perfect blend of human and feline features. Terrifying. Impossible. Alluring.

When Rachel’s home is ripped apart and a friend attacked, it’s clear there is no safe haven. She is no longer running from her past, but trying to survive to make it to her future.

Dark Crossings Buy Links:
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00UW3HIX2
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-crossings-rm-alexander/1121485967?ean=2940151701624&itm=1&usri=2940151701624
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id978215030
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/dark-crossings

And because releasing just Book 2 isn't good enough for Alexander, here is Book 3 in the Shadow Series!!!

Rachel Brackett is living on the edge, and the view is exhausting.

The lines have been drawn. Rachel searches for ways of setting her adopted family free of the evil caused by Telov's experiments. Winning requires nothing less than full cooperation from all factions, leaving Rachel and Leonardo to unite forces bonded by hate. In the search, Rachel uncovers truths more crippling than any she has known, and threatens all that she has come to love.

The war has arrived, and anything less than success promises to forever poison the beauty of the mountains with the stench of death.

Revelations Buy Links:
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00UZ5UFZA
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/revelations-j-p-alexander/1004435613?ean=2940151684552
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id978726467
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/revelations-71

Be sure to go check out each of these fantastic books! 
While Book 2: Dark Crossing, and Book 3: Revelations might not be free, they are for sale at a killer price! 
Thank you for visiting! 

Please be sure to leave a review for the author when you read her book! 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cover Reveal: KAS by Karlie Lucas

I featured Karlie's first book, not once but TWICE, here on the blog. That's just how much I love this author's style! Do your remember The Unknown Elf? The Christmas story about Santa and death? Well, here is what she has been cooking up since!

Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.

A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.

She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally.

Twitter @karliemlucas

Most teenagers don’t have a voice talking in their heads, but that’s pretty normal for Kas. It’s been there her whole life, giving her directions, keeping her from harm. When the voice advises against the family picnic in the mountains, she’s sure there’s a reason, but convincing her mom is another matter. 

While in the mountains, Kas accidentally stumbles on a gateway to another dimension. Almost immediately, her life is in peril. From a disembodied man known only as Milord and a hoard of hooded men who want her soul, she doesn’t know who to trust in this strange place where dreams become reality. As Kas learns more about who she is and how she came to the Waymeet of Worlds, it becomes clear that someone is lying to her. But is it the voice she’s known her whole life or the new friends she finds in Milord’s castle. Choosing the wrong people to trust could cost her soul and prevent her from fulfilling her destiny.

 You don't need to see the cover to pre-order, you copy right? Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V975L34

All right, I guess I can still let you take a look at this cover.
Get set...

Don't you love it!

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  *Updated 3/27/15 8:52 AM