Friday, 27 February 2015

Release Day: DESCENT by L.A. Starkey

Title: Descent
Series: Soul Keeper #3
Author: L.A. Starkey
Publication Date: February 27th 2015
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Genre: YA Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy
Read this if you like: Starcrossed, Heroes of Olympus, The Goddess Test


The path of truth lies hidden deep,
To find the light the climb is steep.
But in despair resolve is sound,
What once was lost will now be found. 

All is lost and the prophecy seems null and void. Samantha is dead to the living world, and Marcus and Nicolas completely destroyed, but things aren’t always as they seem. To save the one they love, the boys will have to traverse the Descent, a darkness that all will enter and few will ever leave. The interference of gods and goddesses on the chessboard of blood has left the door open for a new player to enter the scene, and she holds the most powerful gift of all—sacrificial love. 

Will the exit clause be invoked, dissolving of the chain that binds the trio together? 

Will the Descent be the final setting for their love story or will they rise again? 

As the curtain draws closed on this tale of old, who will rise and who will fall? 

And what if their choice is no choice at all?


HAPPY RELEASE DAY!

That's right - two releases in one day! DESCENT is the final part of the Soul Keeper trilogy, and what a finale! I'm a real sucker for contemporary takes on classic mythology and this trilogy is no different, so grab a copy from today!


AUTHOR BIO:
Kate Thomas, is the author of the upcoming Equilibrium Series, a five-book supernatural new adult series, with plans for a few more series in 2015. She is a CPA by trade, a church planter and entrepreneur at heart; however, writing and reading are passions she just can't help but indulge in. With more ideas than one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn't seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy.
She writes under the following pen names: L.A. Starkey (Young Adult & Middle Grade Paranormal), Isabella James (Sci-fi/Fantasy), and Lauren Elizabeth (Adult Contemporary Romance).


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Release Day - THE TAKING by Terra Harmony

Title: The Taking
Series: The Painted Maidens #3
Author: Terra Harmony
Publication Date: February 27th 2015
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Genres: YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Read this if you like: Twilight, Of Poseidon
GOODREADS 
Eighteen-year-old Serena now reigns as queen of both the Undine of The Deep and the wolves of The Dry. The alliance between her maidens and the werewolves is shaky when all at once the basic necessities of food and shelter are taken away and both their worlds fall apart. 
After decades of war, the two societies must work together if they want to survive what lies ahead. A promised land is theirs for the taking, but first, they must survive each other.

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!

Congratulations to Terra on the release of the final book in her Painted Maidens trilogy! If you like romance, adventure, and action then you'll love Terra's trilogy - not to mention the beautiful constructed world of The Undine and The Dry. Werewolves and mermaids unite in this exciting conclusion!

If you haven't started the Painted Maidens series, begin with Book #1 - THE RISING. All books are available on AmazoniTunesKobo, or Smashwords. 

AUTHOR BIO:
Terra is author of the Akasha Series, a set of four contemporary eco-fantasy novels. ‘Water’, ‘Air’ and ‘Fire’ are available as e-books, and ‘Earth’ is due to release in spring 2013.
Terra also has a vampire short story anthology published as an e-book called ‘The Kindred Curse Anthology’.
Terra was born and raised in Colorado but has since lived in California, Texas, Utah, North Carolina and Virginia. Terra has served a 5½ year enlistment in the Marine Corp, has earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree and presently runs the language services division of a small business. 
Terra currently lives in a suburb of Washington, DC with her husband of 13 years and three children.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Release Day Blitz: HOWL AT THE MOON by L. A. Starkey


Title: Howl At The Moon
Author: L. A. Starkey
Publication Date: February 23rd 2015
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Genres: MG, Fantasy/Mystery
Read this if you liked: The Famous Five, Secret Seven, Third Grade Detectives, Spiderwick Chronicles

Eighth graders, Ben, Jake, and Leah need cash, and mowing lawns in the winter just isn’t cutting it. Their need for cash births the Liarus (Liars R Us) Detective Agency! Their first client is Old Lady Smitz, who is said to have murdered her three sons and husband. She’s missing a family heirloom, but it’s not just any old trinket, it’s the crest of Lykoi.

There are only two rules: No girls are allowed and never seal a deal with the witch doctor. Disregarding danger, these three discover that money is usually more trouble than it’s worth!

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!

Patchwork Press is really excited to announce the release of Howl At The Moon - a new middle grade adventure story from author L. A. Starkey! Starkey joined the ranks of PWP recently and has a whole host of new release coming out at the moment (seriously, where does she find the time to churn out these books?!) so welcome aboard! 

HATM has got everything you want from a good book - mystery, magic and mayhem! The cover is so beautiful - I'm really looking forward to getting a copy. You can pick yours up from Amazon, Barnes and Noble or for Kindle!



AUTHOR BIO:


L.A Starkey is the author of the upcoming Equilibrium Series, a five-book supernatural new adult series, with plans for a few more series in 2015. 
She is a CPA by trade, a church planter and entrepreneur at heart; however, writing and reading are passions she just can't help but indulge in. With more ideas than one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn't seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy.  
She writes under the following pen names: L.A. Starkey (Young Adult & Middle Grade Paranormal), Isabella James (Sci-fi/Fantasy), and Lauren Elizabeth (Adult Contemporary Romance).

Join her mailing list for updates! http://eepurl.com/9Nrc1

 


Friday, 20 February 2015

Patchwork Press: Anthology Title Reveal!

Since the release of Patchwork Press's first anthology (The Lost Locket of Lahari), we've been talking about the next anthology and how great it's going to be. We've been pretty tight-lipped on the details, only revealing small facts like the theme -- CONSTELLATIONS! -- and the genre -- YOUNG ADULT SCIENCE FICTION! -- but everything else? A mystery. But no longer! Today, we are revealing the title, the authors involved, the constellations the stories are inspired by, and the mythology behind each star cluster. We'll begin with the title reveal. Drumroll please...
  Polaris-Awakening 
 Polaris Awakening is the title of the newest Patchwork Press anthology! Each of the seven stories in the anthology take place aboard the space station of Polaris. The station of Polaris is the brightest star in the galaxy, with it's shining technology and renowned space academy. But not everything on Polaris is perfect -- there's a tilt of balance in social classes, and those below are beginning to awaken to the injustice of their leaders. A rebellion is thrumming through the ship, and the characters of each story all play a part in the ripple of discontent. There are seven stories contributing to the anthology. And our authors (in order of appearance) are: Kellie Sheridan, Erin Latimer, Erica Crouch, Janna Jennings, Hannah Davies, Terra Harmony, and Meghan Jashinsky.
Zeus 
Kellie Sheridan's story will not only open the anthology, but it will be peppered throughout the anthology, interspersed between the other pieces. Kellie's story doesn't focus on one particular constellation or origin myth, but rather she is writing as the embodiment of Zeus (you know, Mr. Lightning Bolt, the Big Guy in the Sky). Zeus is personified as the supercomputer operating Polaris, and he's more aware than you'd expect, which could lead to some danger for our characters...
Ophiuchus
After Kellie Sheridan's introduction, we have our first full story from Erin Latimer. Erin's story centers around the constellation Ophiuchus. The constellation represents the god Apollo struggling with the huge snake that guards the Oracle of Delphi. After Apollo slew the snake, he was ordered by Zeus to host the Pythian Games as a form of penance.
Lyra
Next up is Erica Crouch with her story based on the constellation Lyra. In the original myth, Orpheus -- a musician with almost supernatural talent -- falls in love with Eurydice. But their love is doomed, and Eurydice dies, stolen away to the Underworld by Hades. When Hades hears Orpheus's mournful music, he strikes a bargain: Orpheus will be returned his love if he continues playing his music. Eurydice will follow him from the Underworld, but if Orpheus doesn't trust Hades and turns around to check that Eurydice is still with him, he will lose her forever. The deal is made, and Orpheus plays his lyre, but when he walks over pine needles and can no longer hear Eurydice's footsteps, he turns around and Eurydice fades away, gone forever.
Gemini
Following Erica's piece is Janna Jennings's story of the constellation Gemini. The Gemini twins, Castor and Pollux, were both born from Leda, the Queen of Sparta. Their sister is Helen of Troy and there are several myths about them, including sailing with Jason and the Argonauts to find the golden fleece and fighting in the Trojan War to bring their sister Helen home. Castor is a renowned horseman, and Pollux is a great boxer.
Scorpio
Then we have Hannah Davies's story, inspired by the constellation Scorpio. Scorpio has a few different mythologies to chose from, but the one Hannah chose was a story about Orion and Artemis. Orion boasted that he was the greatest hunter in all the land and could kill any animal. Artemis -- Goddess of hunting and also protector of beasts -- sent a scorpion after Orion to defeat him. The scorpion stung Orion's ankle, killing him. Zeus was impressed by the scorpion, so he made a constellation for it. In the sky, the scorpion is at the opposite side of the horizon to Orion to keep them apart.
Virgo
Terra Harmony's story follows next, and she was inspired by the constellation Virgo. Persephone, beautiful daughter of Zeus and Demeter, is tricked by Hades who carries her off to the underworld to be his wife. Her mother was so upset by this, she completely neglected her duties as goddess of agriculture, and famine spread over the entire world. The solution was for Persephone should be with her mother for half the year, and go to the underworld with Hades for the other half of the year. When Persephone is gone, agriculture essentially dies until she returns again six months later.
Taurus

And finally, to close the anthology we have a story from Meghan Jashinsky, based on the constellation Taurus. From the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, the goddess Ishtar sends Taurus to kill Gilgamesh because he spurned her. In the sky, this is why the constellation Taurus seems to be facing off with Orion (who is representative of Gilgamesh).

Patchwork Press's Polaris Awakening is going to be a whirlwind of a read! With so many spectacular myths interpreted into the science fiction world by an array of talented authors -- all with strong, unique voices -- we're readying for an epic read. You can expect the cover reveal in March, and trust us, you won't want to miss it! The release day is scheduled for April 28th, one day before Patchwork Press's second birthday! So let us know...
WHAT CONSTELLATION ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO READ?
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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Review: INCITE by Erica Crouch



Title: Incite
Author: Erica Crouch
Series: Ignite #2
Format: EBook/Paperback
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publication Date: February 17th, 2015
Publisher: Patchwork-Press
You'll like it if you liked: City of Bones, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Fallen
Rating: 5/5

Book Description:
Earth is in ruins, and the war of Heaven and Hell has spilled over into the mortal world. In the frozen wasteland of the apocalypse, Azael and his band of cohorts search for Pen and Michael with orders to kill. Little does he know that his sister has incited a rebel army of her own. 

Angels and demons alike stand side by side, ready and willing to fight for a future they didn’t realize they could have. Change doesn't come easy, though. Pen is wary of joining New Genesis's revolution, but when Azael shows his hand and Pen learns all that he holds over them, she chooses to fight back, no matter the risk. She only has to survive, one hour at a time.



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(I received an ARC copy of INCITE in exchange for a fair review. I intern with Patchwork Press, but this has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.)

I couldn't wait to get my hands on Incite. I'm a big fan of Erica Crouch's writing and the story of Pen and Michael is no exception. Following the end of Ignite, I was eager to find out where our young star-crossed lovers were going to end up and Incite had me on the edge of my seat.

Incite starts with Pen and Michael running for their lives across Earth, which is in the grips of another Ice Age thanks to the war between Heaven and Hell. Azael is King of Hell, but still nursing his wounds after the betrayal of his sister. There's a bounty on Pen and Michael's heads, from both Heaven and Hell, and with everyone out to kill them, hope seems lost. That is, until they encounter Kala (who I will come to later), who tells them that their romance has inspired a rebellion - angels and demons are fighting with one another for a better future.

I'll start by saying that I absolutely adore Crouch's prose. It's fluid and evoking, like good poetry, but she also excels at easy and realistic dialogue. Some of the lines in this book are whip-smart, and I laughed out loud at times. It's told through the dual narrative perspectives of Pen and her brother Azael. As we all know, dual POV can either be done reeeeeally well or reeeeeally badly, and thankfully Crouch pulls off the former. Pen and Az's narratives are distinct and at this point in the story, it works perfectly to have Az's perspective on the hunt as well as his sister's.

I loved reading from Az's point of view. He's a character I loved from the first two books, but having that extra insight into his head goes a long way for a reader to understanding him and his motives. He's still completely brutal, and believes in Hell's cause through and through, but his love for his sister has always redeemed him. After her betrayal, being able to see the conflict he feels was really interesting. He's also so different to Pen; his voice reads differently, his comebacks are sharper somehow. I think it's really clever how Crouch has translated the character we only knew through dialogue and through Pen's eyes in the other books, into his own consciousness in Incite. It was risky but she's succeeded in making the antagonist as endearing as the protagonist. I remember Crouch saying in the early stages that she was having trouble getting into his head, but it doesn't show at all in Incite.

I love the romance between Pen and Michael and Incite didn't disappoint. I am a huge sucker for forbidden romances (as I mentioned recently in a Patchwork Press blog), and this one is about as forbidden as it gets. Crouch teases us a lot in the early chapters of this book with the physical aspect of their relationship. If Michael were real, I'm sure he's have something to say about the amount of times Crouch c**k blocked him! However, the tension between the two of them worked really well. One of my favourite parts was probably when they discussed his memories from when they were both angels. Pen herself has always been a character I can identify with; she knows what is right but sometimes struggles with selfish wants. Her instinct is to keep what she loves safe and screw everyone else - and that's the mastery of it all. Despite the fact that we're reading about angels and demons, the characters in Incite have never felt more human in their passions, their fears, and what drives them. I think that's what distinguishes this paranormal YA from a lot of others I've read.

There's a whole cast of new characters along with the old and I know that I'm not the only one who is a huge fan of the New Genesis additions. My absolute favourite has to be Kala simply because she's unlike anything I've ever read before. One-winged, foul mouthed but somehow still angelic, she rocked every scene she was in. We also saw the return of Gus who I LOVE and I'm hugely excited to see what he's up to with Lilith. And Lilith, well. She's that character you love to hate, and hate to love. Every movement she made on the page, every word of that epilogue, had my skin on edge. She's a deliciously good villain, and her motives are always so mysterious. I know she's going to have her own POV in the final book of the series, so that'll be interesting!

On a whole the plot was really good, and Crouch avoids one of the greatest pitfalls of an 'on-the-run' book - feeling like the characters are just moving from one spot to another without any real purpose. Every scene feels poignant, not stagnant. In tone, Incite is even darker than its predecessor; if you're squeamish, there are a few really bloodthirsty moments, but then again, what can you expect from a book series that opened with the words 'warm, slick and rusty red. I should be used to being covered in blood now...'? The characters are fighting a war, and nothing about war is sunshine and flowers. I'm a fast reader, but there were moments where I just had to put the book aside, sit back and process what had happened. I don't consider that a bad thing, but the content is dense at times, and provoking; it raises arguments about religion, ethics, humanity. However, there are so many beautiful moments in Incite, funny moments too, that keep the book from being too dark or too grim.

I cannot wait to read the final installments in the series, especially as Crouch leaves Incite on a cliffhanger! I fully anticipate the final book being full of anguish and it's going to be hard to say goodbye to the characters I've come to love so much, but I know without a doubt, Crouch will do it justice.




About The Author:
Erica Crouch is a young adult and new adult author from Baltimore, Maryland. She has a strange blended aesthetic of cute and spooky, and her books reflect her ever changing mood. (You may find romance, you may find gore—sometimes both in the same book, but probably not at the same time. Probably.)

Erica is the cofounder of Patchwork Press, an author-powered publisher of middle grade, young adult, and new adult titles. She is the head of editorial services and design, with nearly fifty projects to her name.

You can find a complete list of Erica’s books here, or connect with her on Twitter at @Erica_Crouch. She loves having online friends, so feel free to email her at becausebooks@gmail.com if you want to talk to her about any of her books, pygmy goats, or the ghosts that haunt her. For free bonus content and semi-regular emails from Erica, subscribe to her newsletter and become a pen pal with benefits!

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

ARC Review: A WICKED THING by Rhiannon Thomas

Title: A Wicked Thing
Author: Rhiannon Thomas
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 352
Format: Ebook/ARC
Received: For review from HarperCollins, via DanaSquare
Release date: February 24th 2015
Read this if you liked: Graceling, Red Queen, Throne of Glass series, Reign, Cruel Beauty, and The Lunar Chronicles (at a push)
Rating: 4.5/5

Rhiannon Thomas's dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of Sleeping Beauty and what happens after happily ever after.

One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale. 

Her family is long dead. Her "true love" is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept. As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. 

With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run. 

Rhiannon Thomas weaves together vivid scenes of action, romance, and gorgeous gowns to reveal a richly imagined world … and Sleeping Beauty as she’s never been seen before.

When I heard about A WICKED THING, I'll admit I was skeptical. It seems to be a current trend for authors to retell old stories and while some people are doing it fantastically (Marissa Meyer’s CINDER and ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME spring to mind), others aren't bringing anything new to the field. For me, that should definitely be the focus of retelling any story that is well known: to tell it better. That's exactly what Rhiannon Thomas achieves with A WICKED THING.

Aurora and the tale of Sleeping Beauty has never been my favourite fairytale but I loved Thomas’ take on the classic. In the wake of Maleficent, I wondered how exactly she would spin it (pun intended). But rather than an origin story, it follows the aftermath of Aurora waking from the curse and whether or not being awoken with a kiss brought about the happy ever after we remember from the original. Aurora is woken from her one hundred year sleep by Prince Rodric – a well meaning but slightly too nice young man – and told that marrying him will calm the tensions running through the kingdom. It was an aspect to the story I hadn't considered so it was an interesting perspective.

Something I'm starting to see more of in YA fiction, especially fantasy, is a stronger political thread to the stories. This isn't a wishy washy love triangle or a tale of how Aurora is being forced into marrying Rodric when she is really in love with some other guy – which in someone else's hands it easily could have been. I was really glad to see that; although the elements of romance are there within the story, they weren't the pivotal focus. What Thomas has done is create a strong female character who doesn't rely on her relationships with the men of the novel to achieve freedom.

I know we hear the term strong female character bantered around a lot in YA fiction; it seems to be this never ending quest to achieve the right balance in strength without giving up the right to be feminine. Aurora achieves that balance in the novel. In fact I was really reminded of the female leads of Kristen Cashore’s Graceling series. Aurora is kind, thoughtful, but that doesn't make her weak and her determination to save the kingdom by being herself, not what the King and Queen want her to be, is really admirable. It was really refreshing to see a fantasy heroine who didn't know weapons, or how to ride a horse, and even when she did get her hands on a valuable asset, she didn't know how to control it. Human qualities make the characters way more identifiable for me.

My favourite character by far was Finnegan. I knew as a reader not to trust him, but the ambiguity of his motives and the brief moments of vulnerability and sincerity made him all the more interesting. I sincerely hope the series takes Aurora to Vanhelm and we can see her interact with him again; I feel like, as much as she loathed him, he really brought out Aurora’s fiery spirit. He was well written, engaging and of course, I'd love to see where his true political motives lie.

Rodric was difficult to dislike. He knows his failings, but wants to be a good king and is working hard. His weakness and awkwardness endears him to Aurora and to us, but you know pretty much from page one that you don’t want them to be together. His relationship with Aurora was interesting, especially in that he was supposed to be her 'true love'. I like that Rhiannon challenged the whole true love and predestined romance. In fact, her attitude towards romance in the book as a whole was brilliant. It is a part of the story but as I've said, Aurora isn't ultimately defined by a love story, but by her desire to be her own individual.

As a fantasy, the incorporation of magic and the like (DRAGONS *fangirling*) was handled really well. The magical elements A Wicked Thing, were twisted into almost political assets - the concept of power was important and magic and dragons were just another way to achieve that. I liked that a lot, because it felt somehow more realistic to me, and making something like magic and dragons seem real is a skill!

Ultimately, the thing that let the book down for me and stopped me from giving a full five for this review is the pacing. The book dragged in places and it felt as if not all that much had happened by the end of the novel. Perhaps Thomas was trying to concentrate so much on the world building and developing Aurora's character that the pace of the plot suffered as a result; I did think at times that certain major plot developments could have been introduced sooner in order to make the slower passages of the novel a little more gripping, but the writing was beautiful. Thomas' prose is really something fantastic and her characters are realistic in their humanity.

I am excited to see where this series goes (and not only because there is the promise of dragons) and I hope that everything I love about A WICKED THING continues into its sequel. If Thomas can nail to pacing of the books to follow, then it could be a cracking series and a potential favourite! I love it!


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Release Day Blitz: Incite by Erica Crouch


Happy Release Day to Incite (Ignite #2) by Erica Crouch!! INCITE is the much awaited sequel to IGNITE, an action packed angel and demon story like you have never read before.

Incite by Erica Crouch
Series: Ignite #2
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Patchwork-Press

Book Description:
Earth is in ruins, and the war of Heaven and Hell has spilled over into the mortal world. In the frozen wasteland of the apocalypse, Azael and his band of cohorts search for Pen and Michael with orders to kill. Little does he know that his sister has incited a rebel army of her own. 

Angels and demons alike stand side by side, ready and willing to fight for a future they didn’t realize they could have. Change doesn't come easy, though. Pen is wary of joining New Genesis's revolution, but when Azael shows his hand and Pen learns all that he holds over them, she chooses to fight back, no matter the risk. She only has to survive, one hour at a time.





Haven't started the series: Start with Ignite or Entice!

Blurb for Ignite(Ignite#1):

Penemuel (Pen) fell from grace over a millennium ago, yet there are still times she questions her decision to follow her twin brother, Azael, to Hell. Now that the archangel Michael has returned, threatening Lucifer’s vie for the throne, she begins questioning everything she has always believed. 


As Hell prepares for war - spreading a demonic virus and pilfering innocent souls to build an army - the lines separating the worlds blur. Fates erase and the future is left unwritten. Azael is determined that he and his sister will continue to serve as demons together, but for the first time in her life, Pen is not ruled by destiny. She has the freedom of choice. 

With choice comes sacrifice, and Pen must decide which side she’s willing to risk everything fighting for: the light, or the dark



Blurb for Entice (Ignite#1.5):

With the aftertaste of Heaven still strong, Pen and Azael cloak themselves in their new demonic destinies, fighting for Lucifer against the angels. Pen, warring against former friends turned vengeful enemies, still struggles with defecting to Hell. But in one short battle, they go from forgotten to famous, thrust into the spotlight where she has no room for uncertainty.

Suddenly top-tiered demons, they’re tasked with seeing through hell’s new agenda: corrupting man. But tarnishing Eden isn’t as simple as they thought it would be, especially when they’re forced to work with another team of demons who are trying to claw their way up the ladder of power.

Entice is an e-novella that prequels Pen and Azael’s story in Ignite.



About The Author:
Erica Crouch is a young adult and new adult author from Baltimore, Maryland. She has a strange blended aesthetic of cute and spooky, and her books reflect her ever changing mood. (You may find romance, you may find gore—sometimes both in the same book, but probably not at the same time. Probably.)

Erica is the cofounder of Patchwork Press, an author-powered publisher of middle grade, young adult, and new adult titles. She is the head of editorial services and design, with nearly fifty projects to her name.

You can find a complete list of Erica’s books here, or connect with her on Twitter at @Erica_Crouch. She loves having online friends, so feel free to email her at becausebooks@gmail.com if you want to talk to her about any of her books, pygmy goats, or the ghosts that haunt her. For free bonus content and semi-regular emails from Erica, subscribe to her newsletter and become a pen pal with benefits!

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Thursday, 12 February 2015

Release Day: THE CORE (Equilibrium #1) by Kate Thomas



HAPPY RELEASE DAY!

Title: The Core 
Series: Equilibrium #I 
Author: Kate Thomas
Format: Ebook
Publication date: February 12, 2015
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance


GOODREADS

Synopsis:
There’s something strange about David, something that goes beyond the way he makes Ellie feel. He’s wealthy, poised, and a complete enigma. With nothing to lose but her heart, Ellie goes in search of the truth—a search that leads her down an eye-opening path that reveals secrets about the world she thought she knew.
The world’s order is held in careful balance, the essence of good and evil tilting the scale. When the fabric of reality is stripped away, Ellie is forced to make a decision to follow the path David’s constructed before her or simply walk away. The Core is missing and someone must step up and stand between the light and darkness, holding each back and maintaining equilibrium.


AUTHOR BIO:


Kate Thomas, is the author of the upcoming Equilibrium Series, a five-book supernatural new adult series, with plans for a few more series in 2015. She is a CPA by trade, a church planter and entrepreneur at heart; however, writing and reading are passions she just can't help but indulge in. With more ideas than one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn't seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy. She writes under the following pen names: L.A. Starkey (Young Adult & Middle Grade Paranormal), Isabella James (Sci-fi/Fantasy), and Lauren Elizabeth (Adult Contemporary Romance).

Join her mailing list for updates! http://eepurl.com/9Nrc1