Turning The Pages Book Signing And Awards!
April 26th, 2014 Orlando, FL
Turning The Pages Book of The Year Awards Ceremony will follow an open to the public book signing event.
The book signing will be from 10 am until 3 pm. This will include a break between 12-1 for lunch. The book signing is open to the public and all are welcome to come see, meet, greet, and get autographs from the authors. Readers do have the option to buy a lunch ticket ($50). Otherwise lunch is for attending authors only.
The Book Of The Year Awards Ceremony is a ticket only event that will start at 7 pm. You must have bought a ticket to get into the ceremony. Dinner will be provided. Also winners of The Book Of The Year event will be awarded with certificates and medals.
Sadly I can’t make it this year (my twins are graduating) but it sounds like a really good event. If you’re in the area or want a holiday, I think Florida would be a great place to go. J
Captured Lies won Book of the Month at Long and Short Reviews – http://www.longandshortreviews.com/book-reviews/captured-lies-by-maggie-thom/
As far as I understand, I get a banner and it will be posted on their busy website for a month. Yay!
Series- The Courtlight Series #4
By- Terah Edun
Expected Publication Date-February 28, 2014
In the heart of the Imperial Courts, Ciardis Weathervane knows that death is coming for the empire. With her friends by her side and the new triad of Weathervanes, she’s in a race against time to convince the courts of the same.
She must do her best to unite kith, mages, nobles and merchants under one cause – the fight to prevent a war. Soon she is forced to keep a secret that could exonerate her mother of the Empress’s death, and is always one move away from stepping into diplomatic chaos.
Throw in a Daemoni Prince who is showing interest in the youngest Weathervane, a jealous Prince Heir, and a irritated dragon with her own designs on Ciardis, and you have an Imperial Court in turmoil.
This fourth novel continues the story of Ciardis Weathervane from Sworn To Conflict.
Prince Heir Sebastian Athanos Algardis held out a cold and distant hand to Ciardis Weathervane. She accepted it silently. Because she couldn’t be petty. Not now. Appearances were everything. Unity was everything. Strength in the face of their enemies was everything.
They walked down gilded hallway after gilded hallway. Always in unison. Watchful eyes ready. Taking notes of the courtiers who took note of them. The courtiers who turned away or made no attempt at recognition would not support them. The courtiers who were careful to nod in their direction or catch the eye of the approaching prince were allies. And still more watched and waited, calculating, assessing, and preparing for what was to come.
She sighed silently when they reached the enormous golden doors that marked the emperor’s audience chambers. She had been here once before with Sebastian. Then they had just met and emerged together from the aether realm as well as the renewed land wight’s presence. Then as now they waited on the emperor’s verdict.
They stood in front of the doors, waiting for them to open, while the noble court tittered behind them as they gossiped about whatever it was that was the latest rage among their group. A liveried footman wearing the Algardis crest soon approached them. He bowed deeply from the waist to the prince heir. As he rose, he stated, “His Imperial Majesty Emperor Bastien Athanos Algardis requests a private audience with Ciardis Weathervane, companion trainee and scion of the Weathervane family.”
Disturbed, Ciardis looked with wide eyes at Sebastian, who glanced back at her, perturbed as well. The emperor’s request had been specific and final. If he hadn’t ordered anyone else to attend him, then no one else would enter the chamber.
Sebastian grimaced. She knew he couldn’t gainsay his father in front of the entire court. Instead he let his mental barriers down. Be careful, Ciardis. My father isn’t to be trifled with. Tell him what you found out but make sure you maintain the upper hand. This may be our only time to gain leverage.
I know, she replied back. I will do my best. Sebastian—
Her voice halted.
Yes? he said. He couldn’t hide the anxiety and wariness in his mental voice.
Nothing, she said. It doesn’t matter.
She straightened her shoulders and he stepped back, his shields snapping closed. A cold mask descended over his face so fast that she almost flinched. She took a step forward to the opening audience chamber doors.
As she entered through their golden vista, she whispered in her thoughts, Just like old times.
About the Author-
Terah Edun is a young adult fantasy writer born and raised in the Atlanta metropolitan area, who transplanted to the Northeast region for college, and has spent years living abroad in South Sudan and Morocco. She writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl.
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Series- The Sunbolt Chronicles # 1
Publication Date- June 17, 2013
Published By- Purple Monkey Press
Genre- YA Fantasy
The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets, and Hitomi is one of them. Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of all, she must conceal her role in the Shadow League, an underground movement working to undermine the powerful and corrupt Archmage Wilhelm Blackflame.
When the League gets word that Blackflame intends to detain—and execute—a leading political family, Hitomi volunteers to help the family escape. But there are more secrets at play than Hitomi’s, and much worse fates than execution. When Hitomi finds herself captured along with her charges, it will take everything she can summon to escape with her life.
I loved this story. Hitomi is such a likeable character – she’s brave, she has that love of life that nothing can stop her and she believes in good even after all that she’s seen and been through was pretty cool. I was so invested in Hitomi that I felt like I was running with her when she was trying to escape the guards, when she’s captured and locked in a tower and trying to figure out how to escape. I was pulled right into her adventure. She was a quick talker which often got her into trouble but at times ironically also helped her to escape. She is always about doing good, trying to defeat Blackflames control and make things better for the people, which is why many often helped her. When she finds herself locked in a tower with a breather, who likes to destroy mages (her), her quick talking and her kind heart come to her aid. I found this to be such an incredible adventure. I loved the characters, they were really well developed. The setting was very real and easy to imagine.
Ms Khanani has definitely woven an intriguing fantasy. It’s an excellent story. I highly recommend Sunbolt, a YA fantasy. I am really looking forward to book #2 in this series.
“Look what’s here,” the leader says, calling the other soldiers’ attention to me. My steps falter as they veer towards me, quickly closing the distance between us. “What do you think she is? A mutt or a half-breed?”
A half-breed they might not bother because those who are half-human and half-something-else often have some strength or ability that could cause more trouble than these men are looking for. Unfortunately for me, the secret I guard is fully human. I glance sideways at the fish seller in the stall beside me, wondering if I can count on her. She is young, no more than a handful of years past my own fifteen, her eyes wide with panic. No help there. I swallow hard, trying to ease the fear thrumming through my veins.
I begin to back away, offering a hesitant smile to the soldiers. A smile? What am I doing? I should run—
But it’s already too late. Two of the soldiers have moved ahead of the others, circling past me. I’m surrounded.
“Mutt,” says one of the soldiers, taking in my features. I feel myself flush slightly. My parents may have been from different lands, but a good number of islanders have other blood in them, even if it dates back a few generations. How else did the noble women come by their sleek hair? Their problem isn’t with my bloodline. It’s with the fact that I visibly don’t belong, and I’m an easy target.
“Half-breed,” two others posit, their boots sounding unnaturally loud in the quiet.
“Definitely a mutt,” a soldier behind me says. He’s come to a stop a couple paces away, no doubt waiting for his leader to make the first move.
“Well, girl, what are you?” the leader asks.
I refuse to answer in the words they’ve afforded me. “Human,” I say. “Sir.”
About the Author-
Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She first remembers seeing snow on a wintry street in Zurich, Switzerland, and vaguely recollects having breakfast with the orangutans at the Singapore Zoo when she was five.
Intisar currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. Until recently, she wrote grants and developed projects to address community health and infant mortality with the Cincinnati Health Department—which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy.
Intisar’s latest projects include a companion trilogy to her debut novelThorn, featuring a new heroine introduced in her free short storyThe Bone Knife … and of course, she’s hard at work on the remaining installments of The Sunbolt Chronicles.
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UNLEASHED is the first book in Emily Kimelman’s best selling Sydney Rye series of mysteries.
When the series begins Sydney Rye is named Joy Humbolt. She does not like people telling her what to do, so it comes as no surprise that she was just fired from her last job. When she buys Charlene Miller’s dog-walking business on Manhattan’s exclusive upper east side, it seems like the perfect fit: Quiet environment, minimal contact with people.
But then one of her clients turns up dead, and Charlene disappears. Rumors say Charlene was having an affair with the victim–and of course, everyone assumes Joy must know where she is. Joy begins to look into the crime, first out of curiosity then out of anger when there is another murder and threats start to come her way.
When police detective Mulberry is assigned to the case, Joy finds a kindred spirit–cynical and none-too-fond of the human race. As they dig deep into the secrets of Manhattan’s elite, they not only get closer to the killer but also to a point of no return. One last murder sends Joy Humbolt hurtling over the edge. Her only chance of survival is to become Sydney Rye.
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DEATH IN THE DARK (A Sydney Rye Novella, #2)
INSATIABLE (A Sydney Rye Novel, #3)
STRINGS OF GLASS (A Sydney Rye Novel, #4)
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Emily Kimelman is the author of the best selling “Sydney Rye” series of mystery novels including UNLEASHED, DEATH IN THE DARK, INSATIABLE, STRINGS OF GLASS and the forthcoming THE DEVIL’S BREATH. Emily lives with her husband, Sean Gilvey, and their dog, Kinsey Millhone “Pup Detective”, on a trawler docked in the Hudson Valley during the summer. She spends her winters traveling to where ever the next Sydney Rye Novel takes place. Right now she is in Costa Rica working on Sydney Rye #6.
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