BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon + INT Giveaway!!

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Deadmen Walking (Deadman’s Cross Trilogy #1)

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Published May 9th 2017 by TOR

YA > Fantasy | Paranormal

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon debuts a sweeping new epic saga sure to appeal to her millions of fans!

Deadmen tell their tales . . .

To catch evil, it takes evil. Enter Devyl Bane―an ancient dark warlord returned to the human realm as one of the most notorious pirates in the New World. A man of many secrets, Bane makes a pact with Thorn―an immortal charged with securing the worst creations the ancient gods ever released into our world. Those powers have been imprisoned for eons behind enchanted gates . . . gates that are beginning to buckle. At Thorn’s behest, Bane takes command of a crew of Deadmen and, together, they are humanity’s last hope to restore the gates and return the damned to their hell realms.

But things are never so simple. And one of Bane’s biggest problems is the ship they sail upon. For the Sea Witch isn’t just a vessel, she’s also a woman born of an ancient people he wronged and who in turn wronged him during a centuries long war between their two races―a woman who is also sister to their primary target. Now Marcelina, the Sea Witch, must choose. Either she remains loyal to her evil sister and almost extinct race against Bane and his cause, and watches humanity fall, or she puts faith in an enemy who has already betrayed her. Her people over the totality of humanity―let’s hope Bane can sway her favor.

 

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AUTHOR:

 

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New York Times and international bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and who travel from all over the world to attend her appearances), her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on store shelves. Since 2003, she had placed more than 75 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga and graphic novels. Her current series are: Dark-Hunter, Chronicles of Nick, Lords of Avalon and The League, and her books are available in over 100 countries where eager fans impatiently wait for the next release. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures while Dark-Hunter, Lords of Avalon and The League are being developed for television. Join her and her Menyons online at SherrilynKenyon.com and www.facebook.com/AuthorSherrilynKenyon

 

 


   

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GUEST POST: A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House #1) by Kathleen Baldwin, Meet Georgiana Fitzwilliam

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A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House #1)
Kathleen Baldwin
Expected publication: May 19th 2015 by Tor Teen
YA > Historical Romance | Fantasy
 
 
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It’s 1814. Napoleon is exiled on Elba. Europe is in shambles. Britain is at war on four fronts. And Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, has become one of Regency England’s dark little secrets. The daughters of the beau monde who don’t fit high society’s constrictive mold are banished to Stranje House to be reformed into marriageable young ladies. Or so their parents think. In truth, Headmistress Emma Stranje, the original unusual girl, has plans for the young ladies—plans that entangle the girls in the dangerous world of spies, diplomacy, and war.
After accidentally setting her father’s stables on fire while performing a scientific experiment, Miss Georgiana Fitzwilliam is sent to Stranje House. But Georgie has no intention of being turned into a simpering, pudding-headed, marriageable miss. She plans to escape as soon as possible—until she meets Lord Sebastian Wyatt. Thrust together in a desperate mission to invent a new invisible ink for the English war effort, Georgie and Sebastian must find a way to work together without losing their heads—or their hearts…
 
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 Welcome to my stop for the A School for Unusual Girls tour! Today, we will meet the lovely main character of Kathleen Baldwin’s latest novel. Find out her fears, her flaws and her deepest wish!! Yep, its all in here. Don’t forget to tell me what you think and to enter the epic giveaway below!

 

 

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Meet Georgiana Fitzwilliam:

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Georgie is an outspoken scientist, and has no interest in marriage despite her mother’s attempt to force her into the marriage mart. She doesn’t fit her family’s ideals or societal norms. She is exceptional in a culture that values being unexceptional.
When she accidentally burns down her father’s stables while secretly performing a science experiment her parents cart her off to Stranje House, a school to reform her manners. Or so her parents think.
All of the girls at Stranje House are outcasts because of their peculiar talents. And the headmistress, Miss Stranje is the original unusual girl. She has a plan for these young ladies and it doesn’t include turning them into meek marriageable misses.

Flaws:

Because Georgie is so intuitive she often leaps to conclusions, and sometimes she’s wrong. She’s excessively curious, which tends to get her into trouble. Georgie debates too often, offers logical arguments but fails to convince because she bullies with her intelligence. Forthright, spunky and brave, but it’s her persistence that repeatedly lands her in the proverbial soup.

Fears:

Georgiana is afraid she will never be valued. In vain, she hopes to prove her worth with inventions.

Deepest wish:

To be listened to, and respected, even though she is not like everyone else.

 

 

AUTHOR:

 

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“I love adventure in books and in real life. I’ve roamed the Rocky Mountains, wandered the desert, enjoyed way too many classes in college, was stalked by a mountain lion, lost an argument with a rattlesnake, fell in love at least a dozen times, finally met and married my very own hero, and together we’ve raised four free-spirited children.”
Award-winning author – Kensington published four of Kathleen’s Regency romantic comedies, including MISTAKEN KISS, a Holt Medallion finalist. DIARY OF A TEENAGE FAIRY GODMOTHER, was a Golden Quill finalist. Her upcoming Historical YA series with TorTeen, A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS, is a Junior Library Guild Selection and won a Marlene.
News and more at: www.Kathleenbaldwin.com

 

 

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ARC REVIEW + GUESTPOST: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

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TITLE: The Glass Arrow
AUTHOR: Kristen Simmons
PUBLICATION: Published February 10th 2015 by Tor Teen
GENRE: YA > SciFi | Dystopia
PAGES: 336pages (hardcover)
SOURCE: earc via publisher
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4 ★★★★

 
 
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The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder. In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s luck runs out and she’s caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning.
 
 
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REVIEW:

 

The world is not ending. Nobody is special. Nobody has a special gift. There’s no insta-love. THERE’S NO LOVE TRIANGLE!!!

Is it possible??!? YES PEOPLE. IT IS. And I have found it. I have found The Book.

The Glass Arrow is utterly captivating. Since Kristen has a very special Guest Post for us, I’m gonna keep this review a short one. So this is what I’ll tell you: Simmons’ writing is strong. She made a very terrifying world and yet, you can’t help but be enthralled.

Every character in here is well developed. The heroine– Aya, is a kickass. She’s sassy and strong willed. And Kiran… how do I express my love for Kiran?? He’s adorable and gorgeous. You will feel the emotions of every character rolls off in every page that’s why you’ll really be invested to this story. The world building is perfection and the plot was well thought and it was executed very well. I love how Aya’s story progresses. Aya had a lot of inner monologue that’s why the reader will thoroughly witnessed how Aya develops into a much stronger character.

The book is more into the action than into romance which isn’t a bad thing in here because first, Aya is young. She’s too young for any sexiness and hotness. Second, Kiran and Aya’s friendship is enough. I’m already swooning as long as they’re both together. Third, its not really the point of the book.

My last good point is that The Glass Arrow will really appeal to any female reader. Don’t get me wrong, its perfect for everybody! But what I’m saying is that this book is soooo into feminism. It showed through Aya’s actions. I had like, a week, to mull over everything that happen in the book and I realized that, in a way, everything in the book acts like a symbol to what’s happening in our world today. Kristen may be planning world domination right now and we don’t know it! WE DON’T KNOW!

I deducted one star because I did think that it was a bit slow at the first part but I think that’s just because I’m not into this genre that much. Its very rare for me to read books that are fantasy or dystopia.

Overall, I think its obvious that the book is amazing. Kristen’s writing is extremely visual and she’s just plain brilliant. Brilliant! This book is action packed and genuinely terrifying, an absolute must read!

 

 

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Character profiles / Getting To Know The Characters

 

Hi Paula! Thanks so much for having me! There are many players in THE GLASS ARROW, but three that stand out for me. These three were the ones who drove the story while I was writing it, and I loved getting to know them. I hope you and your readers do too!

 

Aya is 15 when the book starts, but far from naïve. She’s spent her whole life living in hiding in the mountains with other women and children. Her mother, once a prisoner within the capitol city, has told her stories of what will happen if she gets caught – she’ll be taken to a facility, prepped for the auction stage, and sold to the highest bidder for companionship and breeding purposes. This is unacceptable to Aya. She embraces her freedom, and values it above all else. When she is captured, she does everything she can to escape and reconnect with the people and life that she loves. She’s fierce, determined, and smart, and I loved writing about her.

Kiran is a mystery – one revealed slowly over the course of the story. He’s part of the lowest ranking class – the Drivers, keepers of the horses – and has subjected himself to discrimination all his life for the purpose of getting what he needs from the city. The biggest challenge he faces? (And that I faced while writing him?) He can’t speak. None of the Drivers can. So when he meets Aya, he finds other ways to communicate. Kiran is honorable, kind, and respectful, in a world where men have a power advantage over women. Staying true to his values has to be a challenge, but he never falters.

Finally, Daphne. She may not be everyone’s favorite character at first, but I hope she’ll grow on them. Daphne grew up in the city, and has been indoctrinated since birth to serve the man who buys her. She buys into this seemingly wholeheartedly, until challenged by Aya to take ownership of her own power and recognize her self worth.

Thank you for letting me share my characters with you! I hope you love them as much as I do!

 

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Kristen Simmons is the author of the ARTICLE 5 series and THE GLASS ARROW (Tor Teen). She loves her family, Jazzercise, and chocolate cupcakes. She currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Copies of Glass Arrow and Bookmarks by Kristen Simmons.
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