Monday, April 25, 2016

The Unmoving Sky available for PreOrder!

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Now Available for ‪#‎PreOrder

 


The Unmoving Sky by K. L. Hallam - a chilling ‪#‎YA‬ ‪#‎Thriller‬ from Leap Books: SHINE. Please share and help us spread the word!

There is nothing darker than the woods, until you meet your worst fear.

Jackson Bower has a lot on his mind lately. His younger brother hasn’t been the same since his mother’s death. His father’s drinking is out of control. Then there’s Jackson’s girlfriend and the grief that ties them together even as it threatens to drive them apart.

He distances himself, hoping for a little perspective at the family lodge. But when their father gets drunk and dangerous, he and his brother escape into the woods.

Night creeps in, and the rains come fast. Artie slips down a ravine. He’s wounded and the brothers seek shelter in a cave, only to find someone else already taking refuge there. A desperate man with plans to destroy their town.

Jackson must get him and his wounded brother out of the cave and over the mountain to warn everyone in time. Without getting them both killed first.

PreOrder here! The Unmoving Sky!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mystery of Majestic Cave by Kelly Hashway

Mystery of Majestic Cave.

 

 


I love middle grade books. This one kept me reading. This one kept me reading past my bedtime. I got so wrapped up in the ending that I forgot all about time. When I finished I looked at the clock. It was almost midnight. I felt like a kid.

Kelly takes us on a ride, and a swim or two on a journey to find Majestic Cave. J. B. and crew must find the Granville fortune and return it in order to end the curse. Curse of the Granville Fortune Book 2 is a book of mystery, twists and turns, and a skeleton. (I love books with bones in them.) I can't wait for book three to see where Kelly takes us next. Oh yeah, watch for the octopus!

Check it out on Amazon! Click here.

http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Majestic-Curse-Granville-Fortune-ebook/dp/B01E1FW8A4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460980441&sr=8-1&keywords=majestic+cave

Monday, April 11, 2016

Cover Reveal of The Haunted Stepsister by Medeia Sharif




 Cover Reveal of The Haunted Stepsister by Medeia Sharif




Sixth grade isn’t easy for Jesenya Moradi, especially since her father’s recent remarriage and tension with her new stepsister, Kammy. After an incident at school that nearly destroyed Kammy's life, Jess has been desperate to get on Kammy’s good side. But a fateful trip to an allegedly haunted bathroom changes both girls’ lives forever.
The rumors about the bathroom are true, and now Jess is convinced a demon's possessing Kammy. Eerie things happen whenever she's around – flying objects, flickering lights, not to mention the fact that something, or someone, is making people into its puppets.

Worse, the demon seems fixated on making Jess confess her part in ruining Kammy's reputation. Sticking to her Muslim faith, Jess enlists the help of an imam to exorcise the demon from Kammy. But can they get rid of the demon before it destroys her new family?





Author Bio:

Madeia Sharif was born in New York City and she presently calls Miami her home. She received my master’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. After becoming a voracious reader in high school and a relentless writer dabbling in many genres in college, she found her niche writing for young people. Today she’s a MG and YA writer published through various presses. In addition to being a writer, she is a public school teacher. Her memberships include MensaALAN, and SCBWI.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Interview with K.L. Hallam - Author of The Unmoving Sky

Interview with K.L. Hallam



Today I get to share with you a short interview with K.L. Hallman. I love learning about other authors.


R. S. What kinds of stories do you like to write and why?


K. L. H. I like to write anything surprising. When I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo I might only have a mood, maybe a character, and just write! I’ve written magical realism (shelved), SFF, MG & YA, suspense, thriller, and supernatural, and I’ve just finished a draft for a YA swing era whodunit. I like excitement and suspense, so that’s a must.

My favorite part is blending reality and make-believe, or writing “truth” hidden away in fiction where you can dig and discover something deeper.


R. S. What do you find frustrating about writing?

K. L. H. Making the time. It’s not me it’s them. Hah. I’m constantly interrupted. I write in fairly quiet jazz club that’s fairly quiet during the day and serve coffee. It’s our family run club. I have a great escape when my kids are home from school, which seems to be a lot. I don’t mind jumping up and serving customers, I can be a needed break. But it did take me about a year to get used to the interruptions (without growling).


R. S. Besides the standard stuff like write what you know, write every day, or read a lot, what is the best advice someone has given you about writing?

K. L. H. Getting an agent is one path. I tried to lasso one for years until I discovered publishers who I thought were a good fit for the projects I sent them. And bingo! There are many paths to publication. Try different avenues, and things that scare you—but never give up on what you love!

R. S. What question would you most like to ask other writers?

K. L. H. How do you stay organized? Find balance? I have too many lists, from index cards to Scrivener files and word docs. I love “trying” to be organized, it can be therapeutic, but I may have missed out on that chromosome. Won’t stop me from trying.


R. S. What is your dream as a writer?

K. L. H. To have a long career as a writer! Be autonomous, and have many opportunities to meet and greet my readers! Of course, I hope they enjoy my books! That is most important. Writing a good book is paramount.

Thanks for the interview, Rick.

This was fun.


Thank you! We can't wait till the release on May 16.




Jackson Bower has a lot on his mind lately. His younger brother hasn’t been the same since his mother’s death. His father’s drinking is out of control. Then there’s Jackson’s girlfriend and the grief that ties them together even as it threatens to drive them apart.


He distances himself, hoping for a little perspective at the family lodge. But when their father gets drunk and dangerous, he and his brother escape into the woods.


Night creeps in, and the rains come fast. Artie slips down a ravine. He’s wounded and the brothers seek shelter in a cave, only to find someone else already taking refuge there.


A desperate man with plans to destroy their town.


Jackson must get him and his wounded brother out of the cave and over the mountain to warn everyone in time. Without getting them both killed first.


Book Links:
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