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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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



Synopsis:

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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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Book Tour: The Crazies Got Me (Strange and Lovely Anthology) by Rebecca Gage


***Featuring***

Book 5:
The Crazies Got Me 
by Rebecca Gage


Book Blurb:

Beatrice is a Watcher, someone who can see the supernatural, who keeps an eye on the paranormal in Arizona. Too bad her sister had to go to college and now Bea is stuck at home without a partner to go Watching. When Bea's patience and sanity evaporate in the heat, Bea escapes the house only to find herself trapped and face to face with the deadliest--and hungriest--supernatural creature.

Author Bio:
Born in California, transplanted to Canada, Utah, then Arizona, Rebecca has lots of stories to tell. She also knows a lot about temperatures below zero and above 110.
Rebecca Gage’s love of reading could only lead to one thing—writing. Of writing she states, “I used to walk into bookstores and stare at the glossy covers on the shelves. It was always a secret dream of mine to find my name among those titles.” 
Rebecca taught English for grades 8-10 (8/9th grade were her favorites). She may or may not have cried while finishing studying Tale of Two Cities with her class. She published for a brief time on an unofficial Disneyland Traveler’s blog. Since that time, she has finished her first novel, Wake Not the Dead. Originally it started as a romance paragraph for her writing group but then grew into an entire YA paranormal thriller—romance included. You can read the rough draft of Wake Not the Dead on http://www.wattpad.com/story/18329362-wake-not-the-dead. To be released 2015.
As a mother of soon to be four children she is adept at embroidery, piano, cake decorating, Star Wars, sewing, painting, Just Dance-ing, waterfights, stepping on stray Legos and of course, bedtime tuck-ins.
Author Bio:
Born in California, transplanted to Canada, Utah, then Arizona, Rebecca has lots of stories to tell. She also knows a lot about temperatures below zero and above 110.
Rebecca Gage’s love of reading could only lead to one thing—writing. Of writing she states, “I used to walk into bookstores and stare at the glossy covers on the shelves. It was always a secret dream of mine to find my name among those titles.” 
Rebecca taught English for grades 8-10 (8/9th grade were her favorites). She may or may not have cried while finishing studying Tale of Two Cities with her class. She published for a brief time on an unofficial Disneyland Traveler’s blog. Since that time, she has finished her first novel, Wake Not the Dead. Originally it started as a romance paragraph for her writing group but then grew into an entire YA paranormal thriller—romance included. You can read the rough draft of Wake Not the Dead on http://www.wattpad.com/story/18329362-wake-not-the-dead. To be released 2015.
As a mother of soon to be four children she is adept at embroidery, piano, cake decorating, Star Wars, sewing, painting, Just Dance-ing, waterfights, stepping on stray Legos and of course, bedtime tuck-ins.
Author Social Media links:

Rebecca's Favorite Things

 5 Favorite books: 

Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, 

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, 

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, 

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, 

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

      Favorite Jane Austen: Persuasion


      Favorite Ice Cream: So Delicious Coconut Ice Cream- Cherry Armaretto (it has to be that one)


      Favorite candy: Cadbury Mini Eggs at Easter with the hard candy shell


      Favorite Drama movie: Rainmaker with Catherine Hepburn


      Favorite Romance movies: Farmer’s Daughter with Loretta Young, 

Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn

 and Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson

Book Tour Schedule

January 10
Book 1:
Huntress by Amber Argyle
January 11
Book 2:
My Fair Assassin by C J Anaya
January 12
Book 3:
School Spirit by Jennifer Griffith
January 13
Books 1-3:
Huntress, My Fair Assassin, and School Spirit
January 14
Book 4:
The Descension by Cindy M Hogan
January 15
Book 5:
The Crazies Got Me by Rebecca Gage
January 16
Book 6:
Mind Warp by Jenni James
January 17
Books 4-6:
The Descension, The Crazies Got Me, and Mind Warp
January 18
Book 7:
Dark Night by Christine Fonseca
January 19
Book 8:
My Big Hairy Romance by Jennifer Bryce
January 20
Book 9:
Broken Tales and Mermaid Wings by Stephanie Fowers
January 21
Book 7-9:
Dark Night, My Big Hairy Romance, and Broken Tales and Mermaid Wings
January 22
Book 10:
Dark To Dust by M. Leigh Marrott
January 23
Book 1-10 (Full Anthology)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Book Tour: Chasing Liberty by Theresa Linden

Book Blurb:


Liberty 554-062466-84 of Aldonia lives in a responsible society that cares for the earth and everyone on it. They have learned to balance resource consumption with replacement initiatives, unavoidable pollution with clean-environment efforts. Science ensures that every baby born is healthy. The government ensures that every baby born is needed. All are cared for, taught, and given a specific duty to perform, their unique contribution to society. Why is Liberty so unsatisfied?

In less than two weeks, Liberty must begin her vocation. Every girl in Aldonia wishes she had Liberty's vocation. Liberty would rather flee from Aldonia and live on her own, independent of the all-controlling government, the Regimen Custodia Terra. The high electrical Boundary Fence crushes any thought of escape. The ID implant imbedded in her hand makes it impossible to hide. She has no choice but to submit. Liberty is slated to be a Breeder.

As vocation day draws near, a man with an obsession for Liberty attacks her and injects her with a drug. She’s about to lose consciousness when someone comes to her rescue, a man in a mottled cape and dark glasses. She wakes in an underground facility where people watch over Aldonia with an array of monitors and surveillance equipment. These people are full of secrets, but she discovers one thing: they rescue a man scheduled for re-education. They rescued him. They can rescue her.

Author Bio:

Theresa resides with her husband and three boys in northeast Ohio. She was born in California and moved every three years (her father was in the Coast Guard). This probably accounts for her love of traveling and desire to see the world. Living by the ocean, under the palm trees in Guam and Hawaii, helped spur her imagination. She began writing illustrated short stories with her sister in grade school, borrowing characters from favorite movies and shows. Now, writing is her passion. Her favorite genres include Fantasy, Western, Contemporary, Supernatural and Futuristic. Other interests: painting with acrylic, drawing with ink, hiking, traveling and American History. Theresa is a member of the Catholic Writer's Guild, a local writers' group, and Critique Circle, an online critique group. She has an Associate's Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Drafting and a Catechetical Degree from Catholic Distance University.




 



Available on Kindle as a pre-order, to be delivered on the release date:

Here are the top ten places Author Theresa Linden would love to vacation, getting to know the place and the people:

1. San Francisco, California where I was born

2. Guam where I lived as a child—because places look so different from how you remember them growing up

3. Oahu where I lived as a child—and the other Hawaiian islands while I'm at it

4. Florence, Italy where one of my unpublished books is set

5. All of Italy because I love that old world feel

6. Black Hills, South Dakota where one of my other stories takes place

7. Prescott, Arizona where I lived for one wonderful year and where the weather is perfect and the landscape diverse


8. Southern Arizona, in the winter, where two of my stories take place

9. Luray Caverns in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley because I used the area in one of my stories!


10. But I really, really want to stay at a dude ranch in a Southwestern state. Maybe we will when our boys are older.

Tour Schedule:

January 2
http://jeanzbookreadnreview.blogspot.co.uk/
pennybrojacquie.wordpress.com
January 3
julkbearreads.wordpress.com
http://www.chantelrhondeau.com
January 4
http://taliasreviews.blogspot.com/
http://authorsandralove.blogspot.com/
January 5
http://authorcandyodonnell.blogspot.com/
http://mehousdonblog.weebly.com
January 6
quetzdomain.wordpress.com/
semishort.blogspot.com
January 7
readinginsarahscorner.blogspot.com
http://truthaboutbooksbyafae.weebly.com
January 8

http://sweet-n-sassy-book-a-holics.blogspot.com/