Excerpt Reveal Tour: True North

Abandoned by her family in Plague-ridden Dominion City, eighteen-year-old Lucy Fox has no choice but to rely upon the kindness of the True Borns, a renegade group of genetically enhanced humans, to save her twin sister, Margot. But Nolan Storm, their mysterious leader, has his own agenda. When Storm backtracks on his promise to rescue Margot, Lucy takes her fate into her own hands and sets off for Russia with her True Born bodyguard and maybe-something-more, the lethal yet beautiful Jared Price. In Russia, there’s been whispered rumors of Plague Cure.

While Lucy fights her magnetic attraction to Jared, anxious that his loyalty to Storm will hurt her chances of finding her sister, they quickly discover that not all is as it appears…and discovering the secrets contained in the Fox sisters’ blood before they wind up dead is just the beginning.??

As they say in Dominion, sometimes it’s not you…it’s your DNA.

I’m very excited to share an excerpt to L.E. Sterling’s upcoming novel, True North, out April 4th:

“Let me finish. I have a job to do. I’m obliged to do the best job I can. Not just because I work for Storm but because that’s who I am. That job is to protect you, Lu.”

I turn my head, unable to bear even another second. I’ve had my fill of Jared’s merc routine. Gentle fingers coax me back again until I’m just inches from Jared’s glittering eyes. They look feral in the moonlight.

“But Lu.” He breathes my name like it’s a full sentence. “It’s a good thing that’s my job, because… Don’t you know I can’t even help myself?” He’s so close it’s as though the boundaries of our flesh have disappeared. And within one breath and the next, his lips are on mine. Soft, warm, molding me to his mouth. Then, hungrier, he pulls me closer, seeking more.

I’m dizzy with the taste of him on my lips, in my mouth. When my strength gives out, I slump onto his chest and he holds me tighter. I can barely react to the blazing warmth of his body full down the length of me, the scratchy feeling of his shirt decal under my fingers. There’s a fire in me, too, and with his sudden nip to my lip, it ignites. I’m feverish for him. Jared’s chest is molten rock under my hands. I’m struck with a desire to run kisses up his neck, to just behind his earlobe, just to hear the quick suck of his breath. I grab his hair and pull him tighter still. My lips sting from trying to get closer, closer, and rubbing too hard up against his teeth. Jared tries to hold them back but I can feel his incisors sharpen, his growl deepen, his eyes flip to a luminescent green in the darkness of the garden as he drinks me in.

And just as suddenly as it started, he takes me by the shoulders and pulls me away. I sway on the patio bench like a rag doll, cold and dazed. The garden hums with some secret life, bugs and frogs, but it’s just Jared and me here.

Touching a finger to my swollen lips, I watch him. He pants as though he’s kicked the living tar out of someone, a glassy expression to his feline eyes. He doesn’t take his hands off me, but he isn’t going to bring me close again, either. And that’s what makes me explode.

“What kind of game are you playing with me, anyhow?” I scream at him, thankful that the garden is empty for my tirade.

What do you think? Add it on Goodreads or order it on Amazon today!

L.E. Sterling had an early obsession with sci-fi, fantasy and romance to which she remained faithful even through an M.A. in Creative Writing and a PhD in English Literature – where she completed a thesis on magical representation. She is the author of two previous novels, the cult hit Y/A novel The Originals (under pen name L.E. Vollick), dubbed “the Catcher in the Rye of a new generation” by one reviewer, and the urban fantasy Pluto’s Gate.

Originally hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, L.E. spent most of her summers roaming across Canada in a van with her father, a hippie musician, her brothers and an occasional stray mutt – inspiring her writing career. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Guardian of Secrets Blog Tour Review

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I am really excited to take part of the Guardian of Secrets blog tour, hosted by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours! Thank you to the hosts and thank you Entangled Teen for making me aware of this tour and for sending me a finished copy of this book.

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Goodreads¦ My Review (3 stars)

Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.

Jumping into some of the world’s most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik’s world and her own, before both are destroyed.

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Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2)

by Brenda Drake

Publication Date: February 7, 2017 

Publisher:  Entangled Teen

Being a Sentinel isn’t all fairytales and secret gardens.

Sure, jumping through books into the world’s most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that better than Gia Kearns, but she could do without the part where people are always trying to kill her. Oh, and the fact that Pop and her had to move away from her friends and life as she knew it.

And if that isn’t enough, her boyfriend, Arik, is acting strangely. Like, maybe she should be calling him “ex,” since he’s so into another girl. But she doesn’t have time to be mad or even jealous, because someone has to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, and it looks like that’s going to be Gia.

Maybe. If she survives.

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Review:

Guardian of Secrets is the thrilling sequel to Brenda Drake’s Thief of Lies.

I have to admit that I din’t really know what to expect when I started this book. I was definitely afraid that the few issues I had with the first book will carry-on and that the plot would be predictable. I’m very happy to report that most of the issues did not reappear, or if they did they were minimal and towards the beginning, and that the plot took my by surprise over and over and over again!

Since I love lists (and because I don’t want to give away too much) here’s a list of thoughts about the book:

  • Complex, but easy to understand magic system
  • Detailed world building
  • Learned more about the characters
  • Heart-breaking love triangle
  • Intriguing plot
  • New settings
  • More creatures
  • PLOT TWISTS

My main issue with the first novel was that because of the fast pacing, I didn’t get to know the characters or enjoy the intense scenes much. Brenda Drake remedied that in this book and I am hooked. I absolutely adore all of the characters! I’m not a fan of the love-triangle trope, but it was so well written. I haven’t felt so conflicted about a love triangle since The Infernal Devices!

highly recommend this series to anyone who is looking for a unique read with magical elements. I cannot wait for the next book in this series!


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Brenda Drake is a New York Times bestselling author of Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1), Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2), Touching Fate (Fated Series #1), and Cursing Fate (Fated Series #2). She grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. She hosts workshops and contests for writers such as Pitch Wars and Pitch Madness on her blog, and holds Twitter pitch parties on the hashtag, #PitMad. When she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, she haunts libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or reads someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).

Website – http://www.brenda-drake.com/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/brendadrake

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brenda-Drake/171424269657164

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/brendadrakeauthor/

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7012713.Brenda_Drake

 

Firestorm Blog Tour: Guest Post + GIVEAWAY!

firestormFirestorm by Katie Robison

Book 3 of The Windstorm Series

Release Date: June 7th 2016

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“Why did I possibly think I could do anything to end this war? I was a fool, and now I have one week to get the twins out of here, or I may never see them again.”

The seven tribal nations are at war, and as a taporo, Kit can finally do something to save her people. But Kit can’t shake the feeling she’s playing a game she doesn’t understand and if she agrees to fight, she’ll lose the ones she loves the most.

Firestorm is the highly anticipated conclusion to the The Windstorm Series, a fast-paced fantasy trilogy that critics are calling a “thrilling head-rush of an adventure” (Kirkus Reviews).

Hello everyone and welcome to today’s stop of the Firestorm Blog Tour! I am so honored to be a part of this tour and would like to thank the author- Katie Robison for including me. For this stop Katie will be guest posting and sharing her advice on how to balance school/work with writing. If you didn’t know, Katie wrote this series while she was in grad school- which is so amazing to me, so she definitely has some great advice. Alright I’m going to let Katie introduce herself and share her tips! Be sure to stick until the end for an AMAZING giveaway that Katie is sponsoring.

Katie Robison has a Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of Minnesota andkatie robison is a registered member of the Ngai Tahu Maori tribe in New Zealand. She currently lives on a lake outside Salt Lake City with her husband, daughter, and Siberian Husky. Learn more at katierobison.com

If you’re a first-time writer, odds are you won’t be getting paid to write your book. (Maybe if you’re writing non-fiction, but probably not if you’re writing fiction. The payoff comes after the book is done.) This means that unless you’re being supported by your parents or your partner or a surprise inheritance you’ll have to eek out whatever time you can to write while also working a day job, or maybe even going to school. This makes writing your first book difficult. But it’s not impossible! Take it from me: I wrote three novels while earning a Ph.D. (During this time, I also had a baby and moved internationally—twice!) If I can do it, you can too! Here’s what worked for me:

  1.  Make writing a priority.

Even when we’re busy, we make time for the things that matter to us, and sometimes for the things that don’t. So make writing matter! Instead of watching a movie or checking Facebook, sit down and pound out a few words. I love to read, but I had to give up a lot of reading time in order to get my books done. Obviously, you need to be a reader in order to be a good writer, but if you’re spending a great deal of time reading—schoolwork is an exception—perhaps some of that time could be applied toward writing. This doesn’t mean you can’t still do fun things. Just do your writing first. 🙂 (This is how I wrote an undergraduate thesis in college. I had to sacrifice a lot of weekend time, but I managed to get it done while still taking a full load of classes, working several part-time jobs, and being involved in some demanding extracurriculars.)

  1.  Write in blocks.

Full disclosure: when I’m working on a project, I’m not very balanced in other areas of my life, which means my house is a mess and we eat a lot of frozen pizza. But I work best when I can give something my full attention. That’s why I find it helps to organize my time into blocks. During a writing block (not to be confused with writer’s block!), I focus almost exclusively on my book; once I reach a specified milestone, I take a break. This worked well for me in grad school. Rather than try to do creative and academic writing at the same time, I alternated between the two. During the school year, I focused on my classes and research; during the summer, I worked on my novels. After my coursework was done and I started my doctoral dissertation, I continued to block my time: I’d work on a chapter of my dissertation, and once it was drafted, I would work on a section of my book. This was helpful, because when I changed blocks, it forced me to let my work sit. Then when I came back to a draft, I could look at it with fresh eyes.

This technique is useful even if you’re not writing a dissertation. Divide the writing process into segments and take a break between each piece. So after your draft is written, set it aside and do something else. Clean the house. Tackle your to do list. Watch the TV show or read the book series you’ve been missing out on. After a few weeks, go back and revise. Then let it sit again. Then go back for more editing. The idea is that when you’re writing in your “block,” it should be your number one priority, which means non-essentials will have to be put on hold. Then, during your break period, you can catch up on all the stuff that you let slide. (It helps to take a break between books too!)

  1. Make time work for you.

I like to write first thing in the morning. It makes it more likely that I’ll get it done (and it’s easier with a toddler in the house). Plus, if I hit my word count and the day is young, I can keep going. But no matter how you do it, make sure you write something every day. It doesn’t have to be a lot. Even if you only write 500 words (you can do that in an hour easily), at the end of four months, you’ll have 60,000 words. Make time work for you, not against you.

When all is said and done, you have to do what works for YOU. You may not like how I do things, so find something that matches your rhythm and that fits into your life. And remember: writing is hard work, but it’s also supposed to be fun! When I’m working on a book, it’s what makes me want to get out of bed in the morning. If you’re not enjoying the process, take a step back and figure out why. Maybe give yourself a break to brainstorm and daydream. Then come back when you feel more energized. If writing matters to you and you carve out the time, you can make it happen. Good luck!

Seriously some amazing advice! I know that I will be waking up earlier this upcoming semester to work on my writing. Thanks so much Katie!

Okay so now for the giveaway, Katie has put together an amazing giveaway for this stop! It includes: signed copies of the trilogy, a necklace, a bookmark, and a journal. Honestly, I am beyond jealous of whoever wins, this prize looks amazing! This giveaway is only open for the US & Canada BUT Katie is holding a separate giveaway for any international peeps that want to take a shot. Click here to see the international giveaway!

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To enter you must follow me and Katie on Twitter (yes, I will be checking!) and tweet us that you are entering the giveaway using the hashtag #FirestormTour2016.

That’s all! If you want to be safe you can leave a link of your tweet down in the comments but it isn’t required. The giveaway will end on July 15th, 11:59PM. The winner will be notified via Twitter and will have 48 hours to reply or else another person will be chosen. Good luck everyone!

#TackleYourTBR: Week 2 Update

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#TackleYourTBR is a month long challenge that me and the lovely ladies from The Book Bratz are hosting in December dedicated to readers and bloggers. The goal is to complete any challenges or goals you may have set up at the beginning of the year before 2015 ends!

Another week has flown by and I am sad to say that I have no progress to show for it BUT I have a valid reason why! As a professional procrastinator and overall lazy person, I had to study for two finals and finish *cough and start cough* two papers (one being a minimum of 6 pages and the other a minimum of 8). So yeah, I was definitely not relaxing the first half of the week- the second half however was spent catching up on the hours of sleep I’ve lost the past month due to school and NaNoWriMo.

But, it’s okay because now I’m on winter break UNTIL JANUARY 11TH! I’m planning on getting back into the swing of things once I figure out my ‘schedule’ for winter break. Currently I’m listening to The Diviners by Libba Bray on audiobook and I also have The Night Circus sitting in my library to listen to afterwards…however I might put it on hold again for another time. So far I’m loving the world, mystery, and magic in the world and cannot wait to finish it!

This week I’m hoping to get a lot of blogging and reading done, as well as some personal tasks (applications galore). After I finish my audiobook I want to finish Forget Tomorrow, which I started in October but never got to finish. It is a fascinating read and I’m absolutely DYING to know what happens next! Since that seems like a quick read I want to at least start Truthwitch since it’s almost January and despite the fact that I’ve had it since May I still haven’t read it *hides*

Blogging-wise, I want to have my review of Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows and Oblivion posted, I might hold off on posting Oblivion since I don’t want two reviews posted so close to each other but you’ll definitely see the former up this week! I also want to do week 2 and week 3’s topic of the week as separate posts since I’m so excited for them.

That’s all for now, be sure to check out Jessica’s post here. Hope everyone had a semi-productive week!

How was your week, comment below or tweet us using #TackleYourTBR!

Inescapable Cover Piece Reveal!

*Runs in with arms full of papers and books* Hello everyone! Welcome to one of my rare late night posts in which I reveal a piece of the final cover for Sophie Davis’s highly anticipated novel Inescapable! I want to apologize for how late it is, unfortunately today was busier than I anticipated so I didn’t get to post this earlier. Sorry to keep y’all waiting.

A Bit About the Book & Authors

Book Title:  Inescapable

Author: Sophie Davis

Anticipated Release date (subject to change):  Late December 2015/Early January 2016

Formats:  eBook & Paperback

Goodreads Link

Book #6 in the Award-Winning Talented Saga

With a Talent like Mind Manipulation, Talia Lyons has always been able to talk her way out of any sticky situation. Not this time. This time Talia’s impulsive nature has landed her on Vault, UNITED’s prison island in the Isle of Exile.  But when a new group called the Privileged threatens everyone she loves, Talia cannot sit idly by. Prison break, anyone?

Sophie Davis Bio:

“Sophie Davis” is the pseudonym for two best friends, roommates, and now writing partners. The pair met at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law in 2005 and instantly bonded over their love of great books and bad horror movies. After they graduated, when one longed for the ability to read minds so she wouldn’t have to study for the bar exam, a Saga was born. When the Talented Saga went on to be an internationally bestselling series, the girls decided to throw caution to the wind and follow their shared life-long dream of being writers.

The duo currently lives in Washington, D.C. with a poodle and an adorable rescued mutt. The pups are their faithful companions—with frequent social media appearances—as the girls navigate the world of Indie Publishing.

For more information, visit http://www.SophieDavisBooks.com

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Other Sophie Davis Novels (Indicates Yet-to-be-Released Titles):

The Talented Saga: Talented, Hunted, Caged, Captivated, Created, Exiled: Kenly’s Story, Unforgettable, (Inescapable)

The Blind Barriers Trilogy: Fragile Facade, Platinum Prey, (Vacant Voices)

The Nightmares Trilogy: Pawn, (Sacrifice), (Checkmate)

Timewaves Series: (The Syndicate)

Okay now for the moment you’ve been waiting for…drum roll please!

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Come back tomorrow for a NaNoWriMo Update + THE FULL COVER

 

‘Instead of This’ Blog Tour: Cover Snippet, Special Interview, and More!

Hello everyone and welcome to day 4 of the Instead of This cover reveal tour! As you all probably know, I am a HUGE fan of anything written by Megan Duke and I am so honored that she included me in this tour to help reveal the cover of the last book in the Mind Breaker Accounts series, but before we get into that I have some special content first! 


About the Mind Breaker Accounts:

The Mind Breakers is a dystopian-like New Adult series that is set in a future where there is a small group of people who have the ability to control or ‘break into’ other people’s minds. Readers follow many characters and discover the extent of their powers as well as their troubles as they live in a world where they are not quite accepted. Written in a unique style, the reader learns about the characters through the accounts they share with a government official. There are also some special chapters where readers can learn what is happening during the present day, which only increases the suspense tenfold!

As mentioned earlier, the story follows quite a few characters but in this post we will focus on one- Denni! If you’d like to learn some details about Denni, check out my post for the Without Me blog tour! Please note that from now on there may be some minor spoilers from the first two novels- Without Me and Because of Him so read at your own risk!

denni swimmingReaders first meet Denni as a normal girl who is completely oblivious that her boyfriend, Amos, is a mind breaker. She left her family and dream job in New York to live with Amos in England and although she knows she did it willingly- she still wonders why. She remains oblivious to what her boyfriend is until she meets Jack, that’s when shit gets real.

Denni becomes a mind breaker against her will and is sucked into a world that she doesn’t want to be a part of. Not only does she have to learn how to control her new abilities, but she has to also deal with Cox- a man that is making their lives particularly difficult; throw in a VERY conflicting love triangle and you have yourself a fast-paced, sexy, and action packed story.

In the second novel, the love triangle becomes less conflicting but the action is still amplified. Now our group of characters is on the run now that Cox is captured. The government is on the hunt for these special humans, but their is another danger out there- someone is hunting down and killing the Mind Breakers! With Cox in custody and the knowledge that the government is only interested in their capture, this group of friends know that they are being betrayed- but by who? The suspense almost killed me and story is so addictive, so I am so psyched to see what is in store for us in Instead of This!

My Predictions:

Honestly, I never can predict what Megan has planned but I can only imagine that it’ll be beautiful and denni without meheartbreaking. I think (and hope!) that Denni and Jack will get past their awkward stage and finally be happy together. Obviously they’re going to be captured and interrogated, but hopefully they will leave their prisons in one piece and not too emotionally scarred.

I feel that despite what happens, Denni will emerge at the end stronger and more independent than when we first met her. In a perfect world, she will be reunited with all of her friends and family and her and Jack will get married and have kids and live happily ever after- but this isn’t a perfect world so I’m just going to have to wait and see what Megan has planned for us.

Special Interview:

I am so excited to share a VERY special interview with Vania Stoyanova, the creative mastermind behind all three gorgeous covers! Vania is such a talented photographer and I am so excited and honored to have asked her three questions.

During the photo shoot for the Instead of This cover, what elements were you aiming to capture in the pictures?

Megan and I talked extensively about how to brand the series. When we decided on water we knew they couldn’t all look the same or be anything ordinary. She had mentioned to me that that eye color was very important and while we changed that in post processing I knew that the water and each cover would have to be a different color. So I borrowed my friend’s bath tub, stuck some gorgeous people in it, and shot away all happily. From the first click we knew we had something special. Instead of This cover was the last to be shot that day and boy were we slap happy by then. Even our model, Chandler, was having a grand ol’ time in her milk bath.

Roughly how long was the process to edit and create this *gorgeous* cover?

Unlike some of my other covers which involve many elements being photoshopped together, this series was fairly easy. Shooting took some time in setting up and getting the right angle and colors but overall the editing was a breeze. I had edited all three covers the night of the shoot as mock ups for Megan, but we liked them so much that we did very little editing. I did the basics: skin retouching/evening out, color adjustment, contrast adjustment, and tinting. Finally, photoshopped the eye color and added the title treatment.

You’ve created so many gorgeous covers, what is your favorite part of working with authors?

The magic of making something totally unique and wholly theirs is the best part. When a concept clicks and sticks, there’s no better feeling. It isn’t always as smooth sailing as this one, and sometimes it takes a few ideas before we find the right one, but I aim to give my authors something really special. We cast, costume, and shoot with their book and characters in mind. I keep in mind character chemistry and history, I educate my models on who they are portraying, and aim to bring that character to life even in the teaser images that we shoot on top of the covers. Each project is a surprise and different which makes it so much fun.

Aghhh, thank you again Vania for taking the time to answer my questions (: And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for……………………………………………………………………………….

The Cover Snippet!

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I already know how the whole thing looks and let me just tell you- it is beyond gorgeous. In fact, it may be my favorite of the three! I love the soft, milky pinkish color and the contrast with her hair is just stunning. Make sure you check out the other posts to see the other pieces!

22nd – Bryce (Jack) http://www.novelstosong.com
25th – Ana (Denni) http://www.analoves.com

Blog Tour: Brazen + KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY


Today we’re celebrating the release of BRAZEN by Christina Farley! BRAZEN is the third and final book in the Gilded series about a sixteen-year old girl who must use her martial art skills and wits to save her family, friends, and country from an evil Korean god. My sister, Bianca, will be guest reviewing the book for us!

 To learn more about this series, visit the Gilded Series websiteWatch GILDED’s book trailer here!
Be sure to pick up the letter for this stop at the end of this post to earn extra points in the Kindle Fire or $50 Amazon gift card giveaway! Collect all the letters during the blog tour to spell out the secret message to earn more points.
 
About the Book:

 

 

Find it: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads | Indie

 

 Bianca’s Review:

*Note: This review may spoil the first two books in the series (but not this book) so read at your own risk!*
Hey everyone! Bianca here, and I’m really excited to be sharing my thoughts on the book Brazen by Christina Farley! Now if you don’t mind, I’m just going to jump right into this review:

Overall, I really enjoyed the story that Christina so wonderfully wrote down and would rate this book five stars! No matter how much I rack my brain, I can’t seem to think of anything that bothered me throughout the book.
So as soon as I finished Silvern, I rushed to my room to start Brazen, because ending the story with Jae agreeing to essentially be Kud’s slave is 100% unacceptable.
I needed more of Jae’s story.
Asap.
Brazen doesn’t disappoint with any of the action/fight sequences, and serves you a heaping serving of feels whenever Jae Hwa is forced to decide between her family, and giving into the contract she is bound to with Kud. Additionally, I really loved the odd friendship that Jae develops with the immortal, Bari, and how she helped Jae to not give up whenever she felt that all hope had been lost.
One thing that I can’t thank Christina enough for is how devoted she is for her family’s safety, along with her boyfriend, Marc. This detail is important to me because, many other writers would try to prioritize the love story between Jae and Marc, and push the family and friends to the side. However, Jae would often prioritize her father, aunt, and grandfather before her love interest in the first book. Although I love a good love story, I hate when they feel overdone, so thank you again Christina for not making their love feel exaggerated.
This trilogy brings attention to the fascinating culture and history of China from the perspective of a teenage girl who lives with her father in South Korea. While reading the series, I dream about one day visiting South Korea, Christina does a great job of creating an image of what it might be like to live there (if there were ancient creatures and immortals hidden in every corner haha). I fully intend on recommending this series to everyone I know, and look forward to reading anything that Christina may publish in the future.
About the Author:
 
CHRISTINA FARLEY is the author of the Gilded series, a YA contemporary fantasy series set in Korea. GILDED was nominated for Korea’s 2014 Morning Calm, Ohio’s 2015 Buckeye award, and the Tome’s It List. As a child, she loved to explore, which later inspired her to jump on a plane and travel the world. Christina’s adventures sparked her to write stories, infusing the real world with fantasy. Currently she writes from home in Clermont, FL with her husband and two sons—that is until the travel itch whisks her off to a new unknown.
 
Find Christina Here:

The Giveaway:

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To celebrate the release of BRAZEN, Christina is giving away a Kindle Fire (US only) and a $50 Amazon gift card (international). The letter for this stop is _U_. Collect all the
letters from the blog tour to earn more points!