Thursday, 20 July 2017

Book Blitz: Crash Land on Kurai by SJ Pajonas #scifi #giveaway @spajonas @lolaslogtours

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Crash Land on Kurai by SJ Pajonas. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 19 till 20 July. See the tour schedule here.

Crash Land on KuraiCrash Land on Kurai (Hikoboshi #1)
By SJ Pajonas
Genre: Science Fiction, Action Adventure, Space Opera
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 18 July, 2017

Blurb:
Yumi Minamoto has the shortest fuse on the ship. She’s just whipped a bully and been confined to quarters, but she’s not staying there. A disgraced journalist trying to clear her name, her job is to document the mission to the Hikoboshi system, and she’s determined to get it right, despite all the trouble she causes. But when unknown vessels fire on their ship, and Yumi's life pod crash lands on a dying moon, she's separated from her family and friends, and her mission falls to pieces. Now she must navigate the unfamiliar and deadly terrain, deal with a society she doesn’t understand, and try to stay alive until rescue comes… if it ever does.

Crash Land on Kurai is the first book in the Hikoboshi Series, an action adventure, space opera series that explores the worlds settled by the Japanese who fled Earth a century ago. Culture, history, technology, and swords clash in a fast-paced future society on the brink of war.


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Read the first four chapters of Crash Land on Kurai! Get your sample here from Instafreebie!

You can buy Crash Land on Kurai here on Amazon
The book is available to read with Kindle Unlimited

Check out these teaser images for Crash Land on Kurai!

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SJ PajonasAbout the Author:
Stephanie (S. J.) is a writer, knitter, amateur astrologer, Capricorn, and Japanophile. She loves foxes, owls, sushi, yoga pants, Evernote, and black tea. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing or spending time outside, unless it’s winter. She hates winter. Someday she’ll own a house in both hemispheres so she can avoid the season entirely. She’s a mom to two great kids and lives with her husband and family outside NYC. They have no pets. Yet. When it comes to her work, expect the unexpected. She doesn’t write anything typical. Find her online at http://www.spajonas.com.

You can find and contact SJ Pajonas here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Tumblr
- Instagram
- Youtube
- Wattpad
- Bookbub
- Amazon

Giveaway
There is a tour wide giveaway during the book blitz of Crash Land on Kurai. These are the prizes you can win:
- 2 winners will get a US$10 Amazon.com gift card and a Nogiku Series Omnibus ebook delivered via BookFunnel (valued at US$13)
- 1 winner will win a Nogiku Series Omnibus ebook delivered via BookFunnel (valued at US$13)

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Book Blitz: Withhold by Andrea Pearson #UF #fantasy #giveaway @lolasblogtours @andreapearson2

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Withhold by Andrea Pearson. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz takes place on 18 July. See the list of participating bloggers here.

WithholdWithhold (Mosaic Chronicles #9)
By Andrea Pearson
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult, New Adult, Adult
Release Date: 18 July, 2017

Blurb:
With the lives of everyone she holds dear at stake, will Nicole be able to do what it takes to stop the evil surrounding her?

In the ultimate battle between good and evil, Nicole is in a race to stop Keitus before he achieves his plans. If he succeeds, he will crush everyone who has opposed him and enslave Earth and countless other planets. Unfortunately, he is only minutes away from his goal.

With so much at stake, Nicole and her friends must approach Helen, a volatile and dangerous spirit who will probably destroy them regardless of whether she gives them what they want. And the chances of her helping them are slim.

Fast-paced and epic magical fights, exciting plot twists, and non-stop action and adventure await. So sit down, buckle up, and hold on for the explosive, much-anticipated conclusion to the award-winning and bestselling Mosaic Chronicles.


You can find Withhold on Goodreads

Withhold is only $0.99 on release day!
You can buy your copy of Withhold for only $0.99 today only! Buy your copy here:
- Amazon
- Nook
- Kobo
- iBooks

Download bonuses:
If you pre-order or buy a copy of Withhold you can receive some download bonuses! Here is how it works: buy your copy of Withhold and forward proof of purchase (a confirmation email or a screenshot) to withholdbonuses@gmail.com
You’ll receive 7 books (two books from Andrea Pearson and 5 from other authors) and some other goodies, including a bachelor of science degree from Katon University, coloring pages, word search, fantasy illustration by Andrea's husband (James E. Curwen, professional illustrator) and more. Read all the details about the download bonuses here.

Earlier books in the series:
Discern (Mosaic Chronicles #1)
Discern
He's dark and powerful, a magical anomaly. She's inexperienced and untrained. Can they set aside their differences in time to save themselves?

Links:
- Amazon
- Nook
- Kobo
- iTunes
- Goodreads

Praxis (Mosaic Chronicles #2)
Praxis
Links:
- Amazon
- Nook
- Kobo
- iBooks
- Goodreads

Free books!
You can get both Discern and Praxis for free when you sign-up for Andrea’s newsletter! You can sign-up for her newsletter here.

Find the whole Mosaic series on Amazon


Andrea PearsonAbout the Author:
Andrea Pearson is an avid reader and outdoor enthusiast who plays several instruments, not including the banjo, and loves putting together musical arrangements. Her favorite sports are basketball and football, though several knee surgeries and incurably awful coordination prevent her from playing them.

Andrea graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science degree in Communications Disorders. She is the author of many full-length novels (the Kilenya Series and Mosaic Chronicles) and several novellas. Writing is the chocolate of her life - it is, in fact, the only thing she ever craves. Being with her family and close friends is where she's happiest, and she loves thunderstorms, the ocean, hiking, public speaking, painting, and traveling.

You can find and contact Andrea here:
- Website
- Blog
- Facebook page
- Facebook profile
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Amazon
- Pinterest
- Newsletter

Giveaway
There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Withhold. This giveaway is US Only. One winner will win a $50 Amazon gift card!

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Monday, 17 July 2017

Blog Tour: Island of Lost Forevers by @Megan__Cutler #fantasy #giveaway

One of the first things everyone asks about a novel is: how did you get the idea for that?! Writers find inspiration in a lot of places; music, movies, overheard conversations in coffee shops and random stray thoughts that flit through our brains. But the idea for Island of Lost Forevers came from a dream.
It isn't uncommon for writers to expand their dreams into stories or novels. I keep an entire folder full of ideas that came from dreams stashed away on my hard drive for rainy days. In fact, my latest work in progress comes from a dream as well! As soon as you get in the habit of writing your dreams down, they become mini idea factories!
But I digress. The dream which spawned Island of Lost Forevers was a short series of scenes, which mostly included impressions and ideas, though I do remember two images vividly. The first was of one of those obstacle courses where you have to jump across a series of upturned logs, and in the background was this gorgeous jungle at the base of a majestic mountain. The second image was of an Asian monk sitting cross-legged, waiting expectantly for something.
The log obstacle course never made it to the final product, but the rest did! The mountain became the center of the island setting and the monk became the mysterious sorcerer Sentomoru.
But the plot grew out of the non-visual pieces of the dream that stuck with me. Basically two travelers (who eventually became the novel's main characters Catilen and Damian) visited an ancient place of magic where they encountered a mysterious sorcerer. Said sorcerer made off in the night with the female traveler and forced her male companion to complete three challenges in order to get her back.
Of course, for various reasons, I didn't want to do a 'kidnapping' plot, so after a discussion with my co-author, James, we turned it into an adventure type mystery instead. And instead of having Damian perform for the mysterious sorcerer, we created the Sorcerer's Duel.
But as any writer can tell you, it takes a lot of work to turn a dream sequence into an entire novel, and we had to ask a lot of questions to fill in the massive blanks. Such as who were these wayward travelers and where the heck did this island they were visiting come from? Of course you can find the answers to all those questions (and more) in the book!

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Is the island paradise or does a nightmare lurk beneath the surface?
When a mysterious island appears off the coast of San Francisco, two intrepid academics risk everything to discover its secrets. Catilen Taylor has struggled all her life with the ability to sense others' emotions. Damian Cooke studies an ancient art he calls 'magic.'
The island boasts an idyllic retreat, ruled by the enigmatic Sentomoru, who invites them to share the wonders of his bathhouse. But as the travelers strive to unravel the island's secrets, Catilen senses danger stalking their steps.
Neither Catilen nor Damian know how long the island will remain on Earth. If they can't solve its riddles quickly, they may be trapped wherever it goes when it vanishes.

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Megan grew up in a small town in central Pennsylvania where books offered an easy escape from the mundane life of a rural highway town. In 2003 she married the love of her life and moved to Canada. Megan started writing full-time in 2011 and has since published four novels and several short stories, including the Mystical Island Trilogy. Her characters keep her up late and wake her up early, but she loves them anyway. Learn more at megancutler.net, or connect to Megan via Facebook and Twitter.