Thursday, August 29, 2013

In Case You Missed It!!!

First:  A Reminder and an Invitation:  Anyone interested in participating in my How The World Ends Blogfest, it is ONE WEEK from today (on the release of A Flock of Ill Omens, first in my Shot in the Light serial.

I will send you ALL you need except for your brief entry as to how the world ends (a paragraph or two).  More information here.

I would LOVE IT if you'd join us!!!

And NOW--I've had a crazy summer and it's nearly at an end, so I thought it would be nice to share with some of you the BOOKS you might have missed!!!

(Sorry to people I missed, I know there are tons of you--I scoured my regular haunts, but the facebook feed only goes back so far)

On Gabriel's Wings by Kathleen Barker

In the fourth and final installment of "The Charm City Chronicles" saga, Kate finds herself married at 17, and her teen and adult worlds collide. While husband Michael is away at college, her beloved grandmother's health goes into serious decline and Kate's graduation is imperiled. These struggles soon become the least of her worries as Michael's brother, Gabe, just can't give up the hope of rekindling his romance with her until he sustains life-threatening injuries. "On Gabriel's Wings" is a roller-coaster ride of young adult love and conflict that will keep you reading until the very last page.

Something Taken by Jerrie Brock

Everything changes the night Terry is pulled over by the Denver Police. Intimidated and frightened, she submits to the cop’s demands. Terry did not realize that her submission would be used as future consent. As the cop stalks her, Terry finds her life slipping out of control. With only her pup to share her guilt and fears, and drugs to hide her shame, all her dreams are crumbling around her.

Friday Night Alibi by Cassie Mae’s

In the wealthy town of Sundale, Kelli Pinkins has hatched the perfect plan to capitalize on her sweet reputation. For a generous fee, she will be every trust-fund baby’s dream: a Friday-night alibi, the “girlfriend” or “BFF” that parents dream about. With college approaching in the fall, Kelli’s services are in demand more than ever, which means that her social life is nonexistent. But Kelli is A-okay with that. She’s raking in cash for school. Besides, relationships are tricky, and sometimes very messy. She’d rather be at home on Xbox LIVE, anyway. Then the unexpected happens: She meets college stud Chase Maroney.

Tombstone - Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881-82 by Sean McLachlan

The Gunfight at the OK Corral on 26 October 1881 is one of the most enduring stories of the Old West. It led to a series of violent incidents that culminated in the Vendetta Ride, in which Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and several other gunslingers went after their rivals the Cowboys.

Like most tales of the Wild West, the facts are buried under layers of myth, and the line between good guys and bad guys is blurry. Wyatt Earp, leader of the so-called "good guys", was charged with stealing horses in the Indian Territory in 1870 and jumped bail. Becoming a buffalo hunter and gambler, he got into several scrapes and earned a reputation as a gunfighter. Several times he helped lawmen arrest outlaws, but usually his assistance came more because of a personal grudge against the criminal than any real respect for law and order. He even got fired from a police job in Wichita for beating up a political rival. 

Secrets of the Ash Tree by Siv Ottem

Secrets of the Ash Tree' is the story about Liv, a young woman who discovers her true nature through the unraveling of hidden secrets. Her adventures begin when she digs up a chest that was buried by her father under the old ash tree in her garden. What she finds inside the chest changes her life forever. Liv discovers one secret after another and is thrown into a world full of dangerous and strange creatures, mighty Norse warriors and perils beyond her belief. What started out as a fairy tale in her father’s journal was to become her legacy, a guide line to survival, and a map to the world she was about to enter. Each day, each mystery, each encounter will ultimately reveal her true destiny and behind the edge of a sword awaits a young god who is willing to share that destiny with her.

Men of Foxwick by Cherie Reich 

 A blind teen seeks a place in the kingdom. A dragon seer journeys to Wintermill to spy on the queen. A sword master’s worst fear comes true when he fails to protect the royal family. A king falls in love with an herb witch, but will she feel the same way? A hunter will rise to the challenge to hunt down a man-eating monster.

Murder, Madness and Love by Yolanda Renee

Sunlight blazes on an empty canvas.
Arctic winds gather snowflakes on a frosty window ledge as a statuesqueform appears. She moves past a table littered with papers. Headlines splash news of murder, but it’s the photo of another young woman with features mirroring her own that draws her attention.
A different headline peeks from underneath the Anchorage Times.
Wealthy Businessman Dies in Car Crash … BLACK WIDOW SUSPECTED!

Violet Storm by Lynn Rush’s

Emma Martin may have severed her mind-scrambling bloodlink by killing the vicious vampire, Seth, but he's left his mark. When she starts to lose time and begins hearing strange voices, Emma fears she's either going crazy, or something much darker has weaseled its way into her mind--and her soul

 Ruby’s Fire by Catherine Stine

If everything about you changes, what remains? Seventeen year-old Ruby, long-pledged to the much older Stiles from the Fireseed desert cult, escapes with only a change of clothes, a pouch of Oblivion Powder and her mute little brother, Thorn. Arriving at The Greening, a boarding school for orphaned teens, she can finally stop running. Or can she? The Greening is not what it seems. Students are rampaging out of control and as she cares for the secret Fireseed crop, she experiences frightening physical changes. She’s ashamed of her attraction to burly, hard-talking Blane, the resident bodyguard, and wonders why she can’t be happy with the gentler Armonk. She’s long considered her great beauty a liability, a thing she’s misused in order to survive. And how is she to stop her dependence on Oblivion to find a real beauty within, using her talent as a maker of salves, when she has nightmares of Stiles without it?

 Dreamland by Stephen Swartz 

This looks like it's cheating, but it's not. The SECOND one came out in June, but I am linking the first in case you want to start there (I would).

 High school nerds Sebastian and Gina discover a doorway to a new world. Adventure-loving Gina falls in love with the world of Ghoupallesz and wants to stay, but studious Sebastian fears losing touch with Earth, so he returns alone. Nevertheless, he sneaks back time and time again for his own adventures before finally giving it up after too many lost loves, betrayals, and war.

Years later, working night shift at the IRS, Sebastian feels the cosmic pull once more. Gina is in trouble. Again. Of course he must return and save her! Perhaps this time, he hopes, they can remain together. Returning through the interdimensional doorway, Sebastian must first gather his old comrades from the war, cross the towering Zet mountains, and free Gina from the evil Zetin warlord’s castle.

The Soul Flies Free by Roland Yeomans 
(this one is short--31 pages, but also inexpensive)

Create Hope … or rather a clone of the last Sidhe. But when you’re a small fae girl just awakened to find you are the only hope for the world, the chances for a happy ending seem … hopeless.

Pharoah's Son by Diana M Wilder

Again, this one is earlier, but the 2nd in the series came out this summer...

As Prince Khay, fourth son of Ramesses the Great, is marshalling a procession for a festival,  one of the colossal statues of his grandfather, Pharaoh Seti, comes crashing down into a throng of worshippers, bringing the feast day of the good god Ptah to a sudden, bloody end.

So go get some books and get reading!!! (September releases tomorrow)


Old Kitty said...

Yay for your blogfest! I know it'll go most NAKEDly well! Yay! Take care

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You found a lot of books though!
And be sure to send me the information to post next Friday. I may not get to participate in the blogfest (sorry, going through my own meltdown trying to prepare for my blog tour) but I do want to announce the first installment of your serial.

Blue Morgan said...

These are great book suggestions!
And I am so in for the Blogfest ;o)

Cherie Reich said...

I've missed a few of these. Thanks for mentioning my book! :)

By the way, Pharaoh's Son sounds awesome.

Yolanda Renee said...

Thanks for posting my book! I do hope your blogfest is a success - thinking cap on - Looking forward to the many different ways it all comes to an end!

Hart Johnson said...

YAY! Thanks guys!!!

stephen swartz said...

Wow, Hart, thanks!
Lots of good summer reading...even as we lean into September.