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Review: Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga - Part 3: The Hollow Moon, written and illustrated by Brent LeVasseur

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Book Title: Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga - Part 3: The Hollow Moon, written and illustrated by Brent LeVasseur Category:  Middle-Grade, 120 pages
Genre: Science-fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Aoléon Press
Release date: February 1, 2015
Content Rating: G

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Book Description:

Spying on the Luminon, Aoléon and Gilbert uncover his plot to steal Earth’s milk cows and make the disturbing discovery that the Martian leader plans to disrupt Mars’s galact supply. The duo races to warn Aoléon’s father, Deimos, a manager at the galactworks, before the Luminon’s saboteur can act.

While still on the run, Aoléon takes her pilot’s exam so she can join the Martian intergalactic exploration fleet. However, during the test-run, something goes horribly wrong. The two are put in a life-threatening situation and only Bizwat, Aoléon’s Procyon commando friend, can save them.

Gilbert finally gets his chance to learn to skyboard, but the lesson turns into a test of skil…

Mademoiselle Chanel Book Blast and Giveaway

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Please join author C.W. Gortner as his latest release, Mademoiselle Chanel, is featured around the blogosphere from March 17-April 3, and enter to win one of three fabulously chic, Chanel-style black and white beaded bracelets!

Publication Date: March 17, 2015 William Morrow/HarperCollins Formats: Hardover, eBook, Audio Book Genre: Historical Fiction

DRAMA, PASSION, TRAGEDY, AND BEAUTY: C.W.’s new novel stunningly imagines the life of Coco Chanel—the iconic fashion designer whose staggering creativity built an empire and made her one of the 20th century’s most influential, and controversial, figures.

Born into rural poverty, Gabrielle Chanel and her sisters are sent to a convent orphanage after their mother’s death. Here, the nuns nurture Gabrielle’s exceptional sewing skills, a talent that will propel her into a life far removed from the drudgery of her childhood.

Transforming herself into Coco—a seamstress and sometime torch singer—the petite brunette burns with ambition, an incande…

Feature and Giveaway: TaleSpins by Michael Mullin

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BOOK SYNOPSIS:
A trilogy of twisted fairytales & retellings for YA readers. Meet Creepy the unknown 8th dwarf and learn the truth about Snow White. Discover a teen princess who hires The Frog Prince witch to get revenge on a Mean Girl at school. And learn what happens when a man who lives high above ground encounters a boy thief named who ruins his night!
SHORT (OPENING) EXCERPT:
The stories we pass down from parent to child Were once filled with darkness, but somehow turned mild. We tweak and revise, and when all else fails We choose to omit certain crucial details. Until they're forgotten, and nobody knows How a story originally, truthfully goes.
Take Snow White, for example. A popular tale With plenty of unpleasant truths to unveil. For instance, I’d wager that you didn’t know Seven lived in that cottage … while one lived below.
And Check out the cover for Simon, a modern-day take onHamlet. It's due out in April.


AUTHOR BIO: Michael Mullin lives in Pasadena, CA, although all his sport…

Audio Book Review: Dark Skye by Kresley Cole

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Title: Dark Skye (Immortals After Dark #14)
Author: Kresley Cole
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio
Published: August 5, 2014
Length: 14 hours and 59 minutes
ISBN13: 9781442370036
Genre: Fantasy Source: Publisher




Summary: Eternal Obsession
As a boy, Thronos, prince of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body—and left an even deeper impression on his soul.

Endless YearningLanthe, a once-formidable sorceress struggling to reclaim her gifts, searches for love and acceptance with all the wrong immortal suitors. But she’s never forgotten Thronos, the magnificent silver-eyed boy who protected her until she was ripped from the shelter of his arms. One harrowing ni…

Cover Reveal: Within a Captain's Hold by Lisa A. Olech

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Title: Within a Captain’s Hold
Author: Lisa Olech
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Captain Marcus James has plundered many things since being plucked from the sea and signing on as a pirate, but never a woman—not even one foolish enough to draw a weapon on him. She was as dangerous as a lit cannon and couldn’t be more bad luck ‘less she had an albatross hangin’ round her neck. At the end of the 17th Century during the Golden Age of Piracy, rule and law and social restrictions are the standard of the day. Even aboard a Privateer’s ship, the Articles signed by all crew members are the law of the sea. So what if the Captain violates the most steadfast of all rules and hides a woman aboard? When the Scarlet Night pulls away from her fog-shrouded dock, Captain Marcus James fears nothing. With a Letter of Marque and Reprisal in his pocket, even the King’s noose is no longer a threat. An unknown danger lays in the hold of his ship that jeopardizes everything he’s fought for, including his life. Her name i…

Review: Cinderella and the Ghost

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Title: Cinderella and the Ghost (The Cursed Princes Book 4)
Author: Marina Myles
Publisher: Kensington
Published: February 17, 2015
Ebook, ARC
ISBN13: 9781601832832
Genre: Fantasy
Source: NetGalley





Summary:

A DANGEROUS ATTRACTION

When her demanding stepmother died, Ella Benoit knew just how far their fortunes had fallen, unlike her spoiled stepsisters. So she never expected the bequest from her late father. A chateau in France and the freedom to live her own life, all at once!

The chateau has seen better days, but Ella knows she can put the ruined house to rights. The life-size portrait of its first owner, Jean-Daniel Girard, seems to watch her work with approval, even pleasure. With bright blue eyes, strong features, and an athlete’s body, the viscount is a tempting sight even now, more than three hundred years after his tragic death. But the more she looks at the portrait, the more convinced Ella is that she’s met Jean-Daniel before. In another life, perhaps—or maybe, as the form who haunts …

Michelle Murray shares her top ten favorite mythical creatures

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Once upon Mystica there were six wizards, three light and three dark. One of the dark wizards, Midnight says a spell to trap the fellow wizards. The spell goes astray, trapping all the wizards including Midnight. One curious boy finds on of these stones and releases Midnight. Midnight is loose on Mystica, gathering an army and preparing for war. Miranda is an average college student until she starts having dreams of Mystica, she travels to Mystica following her dreams. Her dreams are leading her to find Lightning, a white wizard, and the only one that can stop Midnight. Follow Miranda through Mystica's Plains, Ice Caves, Forest of the Lost, and the Dragons Lair. Can Miranda find and release Lightning and save Mystica?

10 Favorite Mythological Creatures
Hello my name is Michelle Murray. I am the author of the young adult fantasy series The Dream Walker, Land of Mystic a Series. I live in Wisconsin with my husband and two young men (my children). My book is set in the magical, mystica…

Spotlight: The School of Night by Colin Falconer

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Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Cool Gus Publishing
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Pages: 168
Series: The William Shakespeare Detective Agency
Genre: Historical Mystery



"My name is William Shakespeare. No, not that Shakespeare; and no jests please, I’ve heard them all. I’m the other one, the ne’er do well cousin, the loafer, known to family and friends as the dunce, the one who could not recite Cicero or Horace, who could never be as good as his clever cuz, the one who has just come to Bishopsgate from Stratford with silly dreams in his head and a longing to make something more of himself than just a glover’s handyman.”

What he finds in London is Lady Elizabeth Talbot, who is willing to pass a few shillings to this blundering brawler if he will help her find her husband. Poor William does not realize the trail will lead to the truth behind the death of Shakespeare’s great rival, Christopher Marlowe - or to a lifelong love affair with a woman far above his station.

Each book tells …

Feature: Elementals A Paranormal/Fantasy Romance Anthology

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Elementals A Paranormal/Fantasy Romance Anthology By Anne L. Parks Annie Rose Welch Lashell Collins Dina Haynes Book Blurb: Four sisters wielding the power of the elements. Four men who have vowed to protect them. One mother’s quest to destroy them. Experience the power of love in season. The Prophecy (Spring): Escaping from her mother, Gaia, Creator of All, was only the beginning for Aria Spring. Staying hidden will require protection from the one man she doesn’t trust to save anyone but himself. Responsible for breathing new life into the dormant world, Aria is determined to save it, and her elementals sisters from her mother’s vow of destruction. Disbelieving the tall tales his father and grandfather told when he was a child, Eiden refuses to acknowledge his family’s legacy as Protector of the Spring. The draw to Aria, however, is too great for him to resist, and he finds himself unable to stay away from her. When he sees her powers in action with his own eyes, he can no longer deny the fierce n…