Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 261!

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your 
eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.


Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!

Rules:
* Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56.
It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with.
Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56
*Add your Instagram url to the Linky.
AMAZON
Page 56

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Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56.
Book Beginnings


INTRODUCTION

Storytelling is as old as humanity itself. The tradition of capturing the events and beliefs of communities reaches back to a time when humans first sat by a fire and told tales. History was preserved in the form of legends and mythologies that were passed down from one generation to the next, and offered answers to the mysteries of the universe and its creation.







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The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa (14)

The Iron Prince—my nephew—betrayed us all. 
He killed me. 
Then, I woke up. 
Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned to learn that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was temporarily torn away. Although humankind's glimpse of the world of Faery lasted just a brief moment, the human world was cast into chaos, and the emotion and glamour produced by fear and wonder has renewed the tremendous power of the Forgotten Queen. Now she is at the forefront of an uprising against the courts of Faery—a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever. 
Leading the Lady's Forgotten Army is Keirran himself: Ethan's nephew, and the traitor son of the Iron Queen, Meghan Chase.To stop Keirran, Ethan must disobey his sister once again as he and his girlfriend, Kenzie, search for answers long forgotten. In the face of unprecedented evil and unfathomable power, Ethan's enemies must become his allies, and the fey and human worlds will be changed forevermore.

  • Kindle: 1084 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen (November 1, 2015)
  • ASIN: B00VQHDLVG


AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA   |   AMAZON UK


Author Bio:
Born in Sacramento, CA, Julie Kagawa moved to Hawaii at the age of nine. There she learned many things; how to bodyboard, that teachers scream when you put centipedes in their desks, and that writing stories in math class is a great way to kill time. Her teachers were glad to see her graduate.
Julie now lives is Louisville, KY with her husband and furkids. She is the international and NYT bestselling author of The Iron Fey series. Visit her at juliekagawa.com.

My Review of The Iron King
My Review of Winter's Passage
My Review of The Iron Daughter
My Review of Summer's Crossing
My Review of The Iron Queen
My Review of The Iron Knight
My Review of Iron's Prophecy
My Review of The Lost Prince
My Review of The Iron Traitor
My Review of The Immortal Rules
My Review of The Eternity Cure
My Review of The Forever Song
My Review of Talon
My Review of Rogue


REVIEW:
Epic!

Though about halfway through, for just a fraction of time, what I was reading was absurd.
I'm so glad that feeling was short-lived because most of this book I had trouble putting down. 
I was in the Ash fan club, all this time, but now that Ethan is 18 and kicking ass, I may be in that club too! 
You know those reads that you don't want to end? This is definitely among that list. I think this is supposed to be the last in the series, but the end was left wide open for more. I don't know why the author wouldn't continue with Keirran now. He still has so much left to tell us fans. Well, if it does get written, I'll be sure to be grabbing a copy.
If you haven't read this series, there's something wrong with you. Okay, maybe nothing is wrong with you but you need to get with the program and read it. Seriously. 

4/5


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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

#Win Ransom by Terri Reed (US)

TERRI REED discovered the wonderful world of fiction at an early age and declared she would one day write a book. Now she is fulfilling that dream and enjoys writing for Steeple Hill. She is an active member of both Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her college-sweetheart husband, two wonderful children and an array of critters. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening and playing with her dogs.

Praise for Terri Reed

“Reed’s fast-paced action will keep readers wondering who and why.” –RT Book Reviews

“Terri has done her research which shows in her planning and execution of the story. She admirably develops characters that don’t look artificial and are able to convince readers of their authenticity. The settings are so beautifully sketched that I could visualize myself in a place like the one in the book and could feel each and every shift in the atmosphere.”                              –Goodreads Reviewer

“…mystery and plenty of suspense – the action takes right off and doesn’t let up.”
                               –RT Book Reviews

“Terri’s writing style is simple and captivating. She creates characters, places and events with ease and builds a colorful picture in the minds of the readers.” –Goodreads Reviewer


How-To-Tips for Aspiring Writers: 

Advice on how to break into the series-writing business.

1.    Read and study books in the series line you are targeting. Notice that each series has a different tone and different guidelines. Make sure you understand them so that your story can meet reader expectations.
2.    Find and hone your voice. This is the unique way that you tell a story. Honor your voice and stay true to it.
3.    Be creative with the genre tropes but not so creative that your work is unmarketable.
4.     Be persistence but professional. Keep submitting. Don’t give up on the first try.
5.    Be teachable. If you’re given feedback from an editor, agent, or a respected critique partner, heed it.  Keep honing your craft. 

Harlequin; February 9, 2016
224 pages; $5.50 U.S
ISBN-978-0-373-44720-6

Liz Cantrell is terrified when she receives a call from a man holding her newlywed sister captive—and she's convinced her sketchy brother-in-law is involved. Willing to pay any price for her sister's freedom, Liz flies to Niagara Falls with the ransom: an uncut diamond necklace worth millions.


But the moment she lands, a handsome, world-weary Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent takes her into custody. Blake Fallon's determined to catch a ruthless diamond smuggler—and the pretty antiques dealer trying to save her sister could be just the break his case needs. But as they team up to rescue Liz's sister and trap the criminal mastermind, a desperate standoff will threaten everything they hold precious—including their lives. 


AND NOW THE GIVEAWAY

US only

Good luck!



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