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Saturday, November 30, 2019

What if every time you told the truth evil followed? Speak No Evil by Liana Gardner

Speak No Evil by Liana Gardner

 

Speak No Evil

by Liana Gardner

on Tour October 1 - November 30, 2019

Synopsis:

Speak No Evil by Liana Gardner
What if every time you told the truth, evil followed?

My name is Melody Fisher. My daddy was a snake handler in Appalachia until Mama died. Though years have passed, I can still hear the rattle before the strike that took her from me.

And it’s all my fault.

Since then, I’ve been passed around from foster home to foster home. I didn’t think anything could be as bad as losing Mama.

I was wrong.

But I will not speak of things people have done to me. Every time I do, worse evil follows. Now, the only thing I trust is what saved me years ago.

Back when I would sing the snakes calm …

Book Details:

Genre: YA Mystery
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication Date: October 1st 2019
Number of Pages: 285
ISBN: 1944109366 (ISBN13: 9781944109363)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Read an excerpt:

Uncle Harlan slammed my bedroom door open. “You’re going to learn to show the Lord respect, girl.” He grabbed my neck and forced me to walk in front of him.
My neck hurt where he dug his fingers in.
He took me outside and shoved me toward the shed. He slipped the key in the lock and removed it from the hasp. The door creaked as it opened and then he thrust me through.
“I’m not going to allow you to follow your mother’s footsteps. You’ll learn to make peace with snakes and not show them any fear. Or else.”
He grabbed a snake case from the shelf, put it on the ground, and opened it. He stepped backward out of the shed and swung the door shut. The latch clicked. Uncle Harlan on one side of the door, and the snake and me locked inside.
“I’ll come get you in time for school in the morning.”
His footsteps receded.
Light filtered through the cracks in the shed slats. In the dim light, the snake coiled in the corner, its tongue flicking out periodically. I slowly lowered to the ground and hugged Raksha Waya tight.
The inside of the shed was slightly warmer than outside. Staying warm might be a bigger problem than keeping the snake calm. It ignored me and remained coiled, but the cold seeped into my bones. I scanned the shelves. There had to be something in here I could use to help keep warm.
A tarp sat on a shelf on the opposite side of the shed from the snake. But I might not be tall enough to pull it down. Standing on tiptoes, I grabbed a corner and tugged. My fingers slipped. I set Rakkie on a lower shelf, then reached with both hands and tugged.
The weight of the tarp almost knocked me over as I caught it.
Making sure to keep my movements small so I didn’t threaten the snake, I unfolded the tarp and spread it out. Then I grabbed Rakkie and carefully crawled under a corner. Once settled with Rakkie on my lap, I pulled it over us and tucked it under my chin.
The hours passed as the light changed and moved through the shed. My tailbone ached and my back hurt from sitting still for so long. Twilight came. Surely Uncle Harlan didn’t really mean to leave me here with the snake all night.
When the darkness was complete and I could no longer see my hand in front of my face, I faced the hard truth—Uncle Harlan meant it. I’d spend the night locked in a small space with a pit viper.
While my toes still felt frozen, the rest of me was warmer with the tarp. My eyes drooped and closed. Then I heard it.
Hiss. Rattle. The whisper of something dragging across the floorboards.
The snake was on the move. The slight rattle as it slithered through the shed made my heart pound. I froze.
***
Excerpt from Speak No Evil by Liana Gardner. Copyright © 2019 by Liana Gardner. Reproduced with permission from Liana Gardner. All rights reserved.

My Review of Speak No Evil:

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Liana Gardner, along with her pub-mate, Mary Ting (ISAN, HELIX, GENES) at their book signing at Barnes & Noble in Huntington Beach, and we spoke about all things books.  I am a fairly new writer, so I love hearing stories from successful and established authors.  I've read many of the reviews from others, and I must say that they are all a tough act to follow.

The thing that impressed me the most about Speak No Evil was the way that it was written.  For me, there were a few triggers because I am no stranger to abuse.  But the story Liana conveys has been done so responsibly, and I'm sure that survivors of abuse can relate to this work.  Truthfully, sometimes when we speak of something that happens, it just causes more problems.  My silence lasted almost 14 years, so for me, Speak No Evil was believable.

It takes a great love for what you do to write the way Liana does.  The story is dark in places, but conveys the power of the human spirit in overcoming adversity. 

Author Bio:

Liana Gardner
Liana Gardner is the multi-award-winning author of 7th Grade Revolution (most recently the recipient of a 2018 Nautilus Book Award) and The Journal of Angela Ashby. The daughter of a rocket scientist and an artist, Liana combines the traits of both into a quirky yet pragmatic writer and in everything sees the story lurking beneath the surface.
Liana volunteers with high school students through EXP (expfuture.org). EXP unites business people and educators to prepare students for a meaningful place in the world of tomorrow. Working in partnership with industry and educators, EXP helps young people EXPerience, EXPand, and EXPlore.
Engaged in a battle against leukemia and lymphoma, Liana spends much of her time at home, but her imagination takes her wherever she wants to go.
Liana is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Catch Up With Liana Gardner On:
lianagardner.com, Goodreads, BookBub, Twitter, & Facebook!




Tour Participants:

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Cover Reveal - Genes, by Mary Ting




Format: Paperback | 376 pages
Publication date: 21 April 2020
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Language: English

"Addictive and impossible to put it down!" —Addison Moore, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Captivating from the very beginning, this sci-fi novel explores issues of autonomy and survival in a world where there are few remaining citizens after meteors crashed into Earth … this thrilling dystopian drama has a splash of romance and tons of action. The fast-paced chapters will engage reluctant readers and fans of postapocalyptic scenarios.” —School Library Journal

"ISAN will leave readers breathless with anticipation as they race through each exciting page." —Tiffany King, USA Today Bestselling Author

I am so excited to be able to participate in the Cover Reveal for Genes!  I have read the first two books, and let me tell you; HELIX LEFT ME HANGING!  I can't wait for the release of the third book in the ISAN series.

AWARDS
2019 WINNER BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARDS IN SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
2018 WINNER AMERICAN FICTION AWARDS IN SCIENCE FICTION: POST-APOCALYPTIC
2018 WINNER INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS IN SCIENCE FICTION
2018 WINNER READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS IN YOUNG ADULT ACTION


Allegiances will be tested. Identities will be revealed. No one is safe.

While searching for the HelixB88 anti-serum on the black market, Ava uncovers valuable intel that may help the rebels in their fight to bring down ISAN—the location of a hidden facility. But first, the insurgents must find the female citizens unexpectedly displaying powers without use of the Helix serum before ISAN captures them. As the rebels join forces with other sectors, ISAN plans their destruction by using someone they don’t suspect at the rebel home base: a traitor within.

 

You can purchase Genes at the following Retailers:
 
PHOTO CREDIT: MICHELLE ENGLAND DELAVARA

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mary Ting is an international bestselling, award-winning author. She writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers around the world. Her books span a wide range of genres, and her storytelling talents have earned a devoted legion of fans, as well as garnered critical praise.

Becoming an author happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she had in high school. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, Mary retired from teaching after twenty years. She also had the privilege of touring with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book: No Bullies Allowed.

Mary resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two little dogs, Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Being a huge Twilight fan, Mary was inspired to make book-themed jewelry and occasionally gives it away as prizes to her fans.

WEBSITE: http://www.tangledtalesofting.com/
TWITTER: 
@MaryTing
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4388953.Mary_Ting
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaryTing
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/authormaryting
 

--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

- Winner will receive an ISAN Storytellers BOX.
- Winner will receive a $25 Dollar PayPal/Amazon Gift Card.


ENDS: DECEMBER 9, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

SPEAK NO EVIL - Showcase, Excerpt and Giveaway!

Speak No Evil by Liana Gardner

 

SPEAK NO EVIL

by Liana Gardner

on Tour October 1 - November 30, 2019


Gardner writes on a topic that hits home with me in every way imaginable. In the past, it was a subject that nobody talked about, but it hung in the air like stale smoke in a musty pub.  Try as you may to ignore it, the topic festers as an unattended wound, until the survivor can find their voice, and thus be empowered - for some people (like me), it has taken decades.


My review will follow at the end of the tour.

Synopsis:

Speak No Evil by Liana Gardner
What if every time you told the truth, evil followed?

My name is Melody Fisher. My daddy was a snake handler in Appalachia until Mama died. Though years have passed, I can still hear the rattle before the strike that took her from me.

And it’s all my fault.

Since then, I’ve been passed around from foster home to foster home. I didn’t think anything could be as bad as losing Mama.

I was wrong.

But I will not speak of things people have done to me. Every time I do, worse evil follows. Now, the only thing I trust is what saved me years ago.

Back when I would sing the snakes calm …

Book Details:

Genre: YA Mystery
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication Date: October 1st 2019
Number of Pages: 285
ISBN: 1944109366 (ISBN13: 9781944109363)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Read an excerpt:

Uncle Harlan slammed my bedroom door open. “You’re going to learn to show the Lord respect, girl.” He grabbed my neck and forced me to walk in front of him.
My neck hurt where he dug his fingers in.
He took me outside and shoved me toward the shed. He slipped the key in the lock and removed it from the hasp. The door creaked as it opened and then he thrust me through.
“I’m not going to allow you to follow your mother’s footsteps. You’ll learn to make peace with snakes and not show them any fear. Or else.”
He grabbed a snake case from the shelf, put it on the ground, and opened it. He stepped backward out of the shed and swung the door shut. The latch clicked. Uncle Harlan on one side of the door, and the snake and me locked inside.
“I’ll come get you in time for school in the morning.”
His footsteps receded.
Light filtered through the cracks in the shed slats. In the dim light, the snake coiled in the corner, its tongue flicking out periodically. I slowly lowered to the ground and hugged Raksha Waya tight.
The inside of the shed was slightly warmer than outside. Staying warm might be a bigger problem than keeping the snake calm. It ignored me and remained coiled, but the cold seeped into my bones. I scanned the shelves. There had to be something in here I could use to help keep warm.
A tarp sat on a shelf on the opposite side of the shed from the snake. But I might not be tall enough to pull it down. Standing on tiptoes, I grabbed a corner and tugged. My fingers slipped. I set Rakkie on a lower shelf, then reached with both hands and tugged.
The weight of the tarp almost knocked me over as I caught it.
Making sure to keep my movements small so I didn’t threaten the snake, I unfolded the tarp and spread it out. Then I grabbed Rakkie and carefully crawled under a corner. Once settled with Rakkie on my lap, I pulled it over us and tucked it under my chin.
The hours passed as the light changed and moved through the shed. My tailbone ached and my back hurt from sitting still for so long. Twilight came. Surely Uncle Harlan didn’t really mean to leave me here with the snake all night.
When the darkness was complete and I could no longer see my hand in front of my face, I faced the hard truth—Uncle Harlan meant it. I’d spend the night locked in a small space with a pit viper.
While my toes still felt frozen, the rest of me was warmer with the tarp. My eyes drooped and closed. Then I heard it.
Hiss. Rattle. The whisper of something dragging across the floorboards.
The snake was on the move. The slight rattle as it slithered through the shed made my heart pound. I froze.
***
Excerpt from Speak No Evil by Liana Gardner. Copyright © 2019 by Liana Gardner. Reproduced with permission from Liana Gardner. All rights reserved.



Author Bio:

Liana Gardner
Liana Gardner is the multi-award-winning author of 7th Grade Revolution (most recently the recipient of a 2018 Nautilus Book Award) and The Journal of Angela Ashby. The daughter of a rocket scientist and an artist, Liana combines the traits of both into a quirky yet pragmatic writer and in everything sees the story lurking beneath the surface.
Liana volunteers with high school students through EXP (expfuture.org). EXP unites business people and educators to prepare students for a meaningful place in the world of tomorrow. Working in partnership with industry and educators, EXP helps young people EXPerience, EXPand, and EXPlore.
Engaged in a battle against leukemia and lymphoma, Liana spends much of her time at home, but her imagination takes her wherever she wants to go.
Liana is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Catch Up With Liana Gardner On:
lianagardner.com, Goodreads, BookBub, Twitter, & Facebook!




Tour Participants:

Visit these other great hosts on this tour for more great reviews, interviews, guest posts, and giveaways!






Enter To Win!:

This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Vesuvian Books and Liana Gardner. There will be 1 winner of one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card and 2 winners of a signed print copy of Speak No Evil by Liana Gardner. The giveaway begins on October 1, 2019 and runs through December 2, 2019. Open to U.S. addresses only. Void where prohibited.
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Monday, September 9, 2019

Helix by Mary Ting -- Review, Blog Tour and Giveaway!


Helix
Mary Ting

(International Sensory Assassin Network #2)
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: September 10th 2019
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Alliances are forming. The resistance is growing. Everything is about to change. 
With her memory still fragmented, Ava returns to the International Sensory Assassin Network (ISAN) to find the twin sister she never knew she had. 
But as Ava hunts for information, she finds herself tangled in a web of yet more lies and conspiracy. The Helix serum may not be required to access her superpowers, and the number of male assassins—previously considered too volatile to tolerate Helix—is growing in every territory. 
The more Ava uncovers, the more of a threat she becomes to ISAN. Her only salvation may be to join the rebels—if she isn’t killed first.

Review

Get ready for the ride of your life!  This is, without a doubt, Mary Ting's best work yet.  The second book literally drops you where you left off with the first novel, ISAN; it drops you right into the action.  So many plot twists, which I am a sucker for.  I am wanting more now, and I hope the third book comes out soon, because I just can't wait to see how the story progresses.  Ava and Rhett.  Two people caught up in against seemingly insurmountable odds. But Rhett will stop at nothing to have Ava back in his arms where she belongs.





Author Bio:

International Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Mary Ting writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers all over the world. Her books run a wide range of genres and her storytelling talents have won her a devoted legion of fans and garnered critical praise.
Becoming an author happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she had in high school. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, Mary retired from teaching after twenty years. She also had the privilege of touring with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book: No Bullies Allowed.
Mary resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two little dogs, Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Right Side of Wrong Cover Reveal and Surprise Announcement


It’s not too often that I get an opportunity to do this for myself, but I can’t keep quiet about it any longer.

It may seem like I’ve been laying low for a while, but I’ve actually been rattling away getting several projects completed.

For one, my novel, The Right Side of Wrong, has been revised and a second edition will be published soon with a new cover!




But the truly exciting news is that my first audiobook will also publish through Audible® with an amazing, talented, lovely, young actress performing the narration, Ms. Dana DiAngelo.



She has an extensive résumé in theater and television, along with a wonderful voice and infectious smile. Doing an audiobook with Ms. DiAngelo was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It reminded me why I wanted to write in the first place. Her intuitive ability put a voice to my words, conveying aloud what I could only express in pages. I was literally in tears, sobbing like a baby as she seemingly pulled every emotion imaginable from the depth of her soul to bring my novel to life.

The most incredible thing though about this process which I recently learned was that this was her first-ever audiobook. I'm sure that when you listen to it, you will not believe it either, but there you are.


Dana also took some time out of her busy schedule to allow me to interview her, and I was truly enlightened by her experiences and accomplishments.


So, without further ado, the interview:


Tess Burnside: Dana, thank you so much for taking the time from your busy schedule to talk with us today.  Please tell us a bit about yourself and why you decided to become an actor.
  
Dana DiAngelo:  I am a born-and-raised New Yorker and was lucky enough to have the opportunity from a young age to be exposed to live theater and performing.  I have been performing since I was a child and love bringing characters to life.  I wouldn’t necessarily be able to pinpoint a moment I “decided” to become an actor but rather that at some point I realized that acting and performing is a part of who I am and I am very proud of that.

TB: What do you find challenges you most as an actor? How do you feel accomplished?

DD: Exploring the life of a character and discovering the motivations and what drives them to make the choices they make in a piece is always a challenge.  Finding those little moments (which an audience may not even notice) which make a character unique and really create a fully realized portrayal is an amazing feeling.  Seeing a cast or team come together and bring a finished product to an audience gives me a great sense of accomplishment.

TB:  What are some of the voice overs that you have done?  Which is your favorite?

DD: I’ve done some corporate promos and training videos but I have to say that audiobooks narration is probably my favorite because I get to create a whole world in my head that (hopefully) comes to live through my voice.

TB:  Please tell us about your other talents.  You mentioned that you sing and dance?

DD:  Yes, I’m a trained dancer, singer, and actor.  I can usually be found in rehearsal somewhere in Brooklyn preparing for my next opportunity to perform in front of a live audience.  



(Check out this video performance with Dana, singing, "Poor, Unfortunate Souls") 

If I’m not on stage performing, I can be found offstage directing or stage managing, which I also love. Other than that, I bake and decorate cakes and play softball for fun. 

TB:  You mentioned that your audio recording of “The Right Side of Wrong” is your first-ever audiobook recording.  What challenges did you face performing the recording?

DD:  This was definitely a learning process for me but it was also a joy.  The biggest challenge was learning to trust the work I was doing and having confidence in the character choices I was making. I am very happy with the end result and can’t wait for the next one.



(Just for the record, we are ecstatic with the end result. Hear a sample by clicking here!)

TB:  What projects are on the horizon for you?

DD:  I have a few things in the pipeline.  I’m not at a point where I can announce anything yet but for more information on my upcoming projects, you can check my website, www.danadiangelo.com

TB:  Describe the perfect day.

DD:   It’s sunny and 75.  I spend the day riding my bike to the park to play softball, grab an outdoor lunch with a friend, head into the city and catch a show and then meet up with some friends for a round of Karaoke.

A huge thank you to Dana DiAngelo for taking the time out of her busy schedule to be interviewed.  Dana’s extensive résumé can be found by checking out her website.

The second edition novel will be available next Monday, June 23, 2019 as an ebook and paperback, and the audiobook will be available at the end of the month.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Realm by Alexandrea Weis - History tells his story ... This is hers.


Realm
Alexandrea Weis
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: May 14th 2019
Genres: Historical, Young Adult

This is a testament to such a strong, courageous woman that we all strive to be.

Reading this story brought me to tears and I could feel the love and dedication of Ms. Weis' literary achievement, committing her life to study Roxana and all she accomplished.  This is quite possibly Ms. Weis' greatest work.  If you can only read one book this year, read this one.
Based on a true story. 
When her homeland is conquered by the mighty Alexander the Great, Roxana—the daughter of a mere chieftain—is torn from her simple life and thrown into a world of war and intrigue.
 Terrified, the sixteen-year-old girl of renowned beauty is brought before the greatest ruler the world has ever known. Her life is in his hands; her future his to decide.
Without formal education or noble blood, Roxana is chosen by the Greek conqueror to be his bride. Soon she comes to know profound happiness and unyielding desire in her warrior’s arms.
However, being the king’s consort comes at a heavy price. To survive her husband’s treacherous kingdom, she must endure continuous warfare, deadly plots, jealous rivals, victory-hungry generals, and the stigma of being a barbarian. Persian blood will keep her from claiming the grandest title of all—queen—but her reign will seal the fate of an empire.

Here's a teaser (cuz' I just love it so much):

“Yasmin, do you think these Greeks will like our dancing tonight?” Irania tugged at the snug blue belt around her waist.
Yasmin took Irania’s arm, urging her to keep up with her. “That’s why we have been practicing all week, little sister. So we can be perfect before the Greek king at the banquet.”
Roxana attempted to shove her braided hair under her gold shawl. “I’m not sure I can do this.”
Yasmin clucked with disapproval and stayed her hand.
“No, the Greeks must see your beautiful hair.” She smoothed the thick plait over her right shoulder.
“Atimexis will think I’m immodest.” Roxana bit her lower lip.
“Our father wasn’t concerned about modesty when he gave you this expensive cloth to wear.” Yasmin touched the sleeve of Roxana’s golden pleated dress. “You belong in the heavens.”
Roxana held her shaking hand against her stomach. “I feel like I’m going to throw up.”
Yasmin patted her shoulder. “You always say that when you’re nervous.”
At the entrance, Atimexis turned to the fidgeting girls, hissing last minute instructions.
Don’t look at the Greeks while dancing. You’re the daughters of a Persian governor now. Mind your manners.” She released a heavy sigh. “If the king invites you to dine, you must sit next to your brothers. Eat quietly and eat only small amounts. Please, no fighting with Histanes, Roxana. No burping, Irania. And none of you are to touch a drop of wine. You hear me?”
“It will be fine, Grandmother,” Yasmin interrupted. “Go on. Father and the boys are waiting.”
Atimexis checked the girls over one last time, and then fixed her attention firmly on Roxana. “Your father will be so proud.” She ducked into the tent.
Roxana almost stumbled forward. She’d never heard her grandmother give any hint of kindness or encouragement, but tonight when she had least expected it, the words had helped.
Yasmin blew out a loud breath. “Let’s get this over with.”
“Yeah,” Irania added, tugging at her blue costume. “I’m hungry.”
“What else is new?” Yasmin laughed and then turned to Roxana. “Are you ready?”
Roxana wanted to scream she wasn’t ready, but instead, nervously bobbed her head, unable to speak. She prayed to the gods for strength to keep from being sick all over the king.
Lutes, harps, and flutes came to life inside the tent.
Irania walked into the open tent flap first, her head held high, followed by Yasmin. Roxana brought up the rear.
Spiced meats and sweet smoke filtered through the air. Low dining tables circled the room with pillows as chairs. The girls rushed to their spot in the center of the open floor. The crowd grew quiet. The music’s tempo changed, and Roxana took her position, her gaze lowered to the mats covering the ground.
In time with the music, she twisted and twirled, concentrating on every movement, mindful of her duty to please the king. She arched her hands and arms gracefully, attempting to imitate the blowing of the breeze.
Her nerves settled as she lost herself in the strains of the pleasing tune. But then she became curious about the men in the room. Her grandmother’s warning repeating in her head, she peeked up until she saw the golden table reserved for their honored guest. She reached out to do a tricky bend, lifting her head ever so slightly, and a pair of intense gray eyes almost took her breath away.
She gasped and quickly dropped her head, never losing her place in the dance. Her fingers and toes tingled as if struck by lightning.
Who is that?
History tells his story. This is hers.


Author Bio:
Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author of over twenty-seven novels, a screenwriter, ICU Nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable. A member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers Association, Weis writes mystery, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, and romance. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans where she is a permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and rescues orphaned and injured animals.

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Trouble might be the one thing she couldn’t outrun.

Title: High Society
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA PNR, Dystopian/SciFi
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Model: Breanna Ellis
Publication Date: May 10th, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
The war raging outside is almost as unforgiving and tragic as the battle Eve must fight within herself... 

Eve thought landing in the year 1717, in a time of piracy and open sea battle was brutal, but 1777 was far worse. The American colonies may have declared their independence over a year ago, but the Redcoats stubbornly refused to accept defeat. The war continued to rage on, and the battles fought were as acrimonious as they were destructive. Unsurprisingly, Enoch and his siblings were in the thick of it all, siring vampire militias to bolster the Continentals in their quest for true freedom. 

To Eve, it quickly became clear that there were more schemes in play off the battlefields than on them, and as usual, she managed to insert herself in the center of the drama. Trouble, she learned, was the one thing that targeted her regardless of time or place. Even though Eve was built for maximum destruction, trouble might be the one thing she couldn’t outrun – no matter how fast she was. 

The High Stakes Saga is young adult series perfect for fans of time travel, romance, vampires and those who hunt them, science fiction, and dystopian novels like The Hunger Games! Action-packed, gut-wrenching and deliciously romantic. 

Suggested reading order for The High Stakes Saga: High Stakes, High Seas, High Society, High Noon and High Treason.
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Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn't tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he's the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy and paranormal fiction, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page. 

Casey is the award-winning author Frenzy series and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at www.authorcaseybond.com. 

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