You, Me, & Letting Go by Katie Kaleski Blog Tour – Excerpt and Giveaway

YOU, ME, & LETTING GO by Katie Kaleski

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

Publisher: Swoon Romance

Van Sato’s got labels. Tourettes, ADHD, SPD – words that have defined his existence since the time he was old enough to know what they meant. Now, Van wants to prove he’s more than an acronym, a syndrome, a problem kid. He takes a summer job as a day camp counselor to prove he’s capable of independence and moving on to the next phase in his life. Maybe, he might even make a friend while there. Someone who’s got just as many or even more labels than him. Someone who understands what it’s like.

Tabby Dubanowksi wants to forget about everything, the hospitalization, the judgment, the whispers behind her back. As a camp counselor, she will be admired, looked up to, and able to help people who don’t know anything about her old life. Tabby wants a fresh start and a chance to re-ignite her passion for film-making, if only for one summer. After running away from their pasts, Van and Tabby collide in a storm cloud of attraction laced with self-doubt, insecurity, shame, and blame. Now, with Van feeling like he might have to quit his job, and Tabby struggling to quell the urge to cut, they will struggle to find themselves in a world designed to keep them apart.

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Excerpt:

A both of them scene

Van slunk back to his table, and once he was almost there, he lunged one knee toward the ground. For a second, I thought he hurt himself. “Oh, my leg.” He held his calf and reached up with one of his arms. “They got me. Oh, the sharks got me.” He swatted at an imaginary shark.

“Van,” a couple of his kids shouted out.

“No, it’s too late for me. Stay in your seats and eat your lunches.” He then shook and wiggled about and flailed his limbs, his head rolling to the side with his tongue hanging out.

“Van,” the kids shouted again.

He jumped to his feet and made his way back to his table. “I lived.”

All his kids and half the other campers all cheered for Van. “Okay, name song.” He smiled at his table.

Van seemed like he would’ve been a fun camp counselor to have, and as I watched him sing his song, I knew that I’d have to find a way to deal with him and myself too.

“There was Carlos and Lucy and Phoebe and Russell,” he sang, pointing to each kid. “There was Boompchee and Loopy and Bunny and Fluffles.”

“No, no!” the kids yelled and laughed.

“Did you guys know that a group of bunnies is sometimes called a fluffle? So I think you all are my fluffle because you’re all cute little bunnies.”

“I don’t want to be cute or a bunny,” one girl said.

“Okay, you’re a horrifically, ugly tarantula we adopted.”

“Awesome.”

“And our team name shall be Fluffle and Tarantula.” Van still stood, shifting from foot to foot. “Oh, the tournaments we will win.”

All of his kids started cracking up at that point, and mine all started saying they wanted to be a fluffle too.

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Katie Kaleski has started down many career paths and held many jobs—indie craft store clerk, pizza maker, photo developer, shoe salesperson and cashier, dental assistant in the army, daycare teacher, student teacher—but her favorite one by far is being a writer.

She’s originally from Chicago, so she says things like pop, gym shoes, and front room. Her favorite food
group is sugar, and she loves writing young adult novels.

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Giveaway:

  • One (1) winner will get receive a Starbucks Gift Card.
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May 13, 2019-A Dream Within A Dream-Guest Post

May 14, 2019-Bookhounds ya-Excerpt

May 15, 2019-Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers-Excerpt

May 16, 2019-Paulette’s Papers-Spotlight

May 16, 2019-Maiden of the Pages-Interview

May 17, 2019-Here’s to Happy Endings-Review

May 17, 2019-Smada’s Book Smack-Review

May 20, 2019-Ghoulish Life & Reviews-Review

May 20, 2019-Chapter by Chapter-Interview

May 20, 2019-Lisa Loves Literature-Spotlight

May 20, 2019-We Live and Breathe Books-Review

May 21, 2019-Adventures in Writing-Review

May 21, 2019-Haddie’s Haven-Guest Post

May 22, 2019-Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored-Review

May 23, 2019-Ali’s Bookshelf-Review

May 23, 2019-A Gingerly Review-Excerpt

May 24, 2019-Lucy Turns Pages-Guest Post

May 24, 2019-Chapters through life-Spotlight

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Blinding Night Audiobook Tour: Review and Giveaway

Book Info:

  • Publisher: The Parliament House
  • Book Title: Blinding Night Audiobook
  • Series: Blinding Night Book #1
  • Author: Chantal Gadoury
  • Narrator: Dollcie Webb

http:// https://www.audible.com/pd/Blinding-Night-Audiobook/B07QR24RYY

What if you were the missing piece in one of the world’s most epic legends?

Despite being an art history student, Summer isn’t thrilled to be stuck with her archeologist family all summer in Greece. While the rest of her college friends are posting a million selfies by the pool together, Summer is stuck alone, trying to entertain herself alone in a place where she doesn’t even speak the language.

Upon her arrival to Greece, strange dreams and even stranger shadows seem to haunt Summer, leaving her to ponder the meaning of pomegranate seeds and twisted, darkened faces.

Suddenly, her stay abroad leads to tragic twists, leaving Summer in the arms of a dark stranger, who claims to be the god, Hades, whom she feels like she knows from another life. In a whirlwind through the busy streets of Athens, Summer is seduced to the lowest point of Greece where Hades’ lair awaits…the Underworld. Determined to find out who she is and where she belongs in an age-old myth, Summer joins Hades to discover that the secrets about her past life are beyond anything she could have ever imagined.

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Review:

This story surprised me in a good way. I enjoyed the original story of Hades and Persephone. While this seems to be a well loved classic tale, this author did a wonderful job of giving it a fresh spin.

I am going to try very hard not to give anything away. Know that the character development was very well done, the world building was lush, and the pacing was exactly where it should be. There was some delightful humor sprinkled throughout the story so I wasn’t just listening to a retelling drone on. I can tell you, with a smile on my face, that there were no love triangles and no insta-love. Hooray!

I do recommend this book so please check it out. Links to the audio book are above.

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Author Bio:

Amazon Best Selling Author, Chantal Gadoury, is a 2011 graduate from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing. Since graduation, she has published several novels including, “The Songs in Our Hearts” with 48Fourteen Publishing, and “Between the Sea and Stars,” “Blinding Night,” and “WinterDream” with Parliament House Press, with other titles to follow. Chantal first started writing stories at the age of seven and continues with that love of writing today. Writing novels for Chantal has become a life-long dream come true! When she’s not writing, she enjoys painting, drinking lots of DD Iced Coffee, and watching Disney classics. Chantal lives in Muncy, Pennsylvania with her Mom, Sister and furry-‘brother’ (aka, puppy) Taran.

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Prize:

– Greek inspired ring and headband from @adornedbyaisha

To enter:

– Must be following @theparliamentpress @chantalgadouryauthor @daydreamingdollcie and @adornedbyaisha

– Go to @theparliamentpress and click on the link in their bio to enter.

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TAKEN BY THE PHANTOM by Isabella King Blitz: Excerpt and Giveaway


I am so excited that TAKEN BY THE PHANTOM by Isabella King is available now and that I get to share the news!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Isabella King, be sure to check out all the details below.
This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card and also this framable art of Phantom of the Opera, International, courtesy of Tempest Books and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.


Title: TAKEN BY THE PHANTOM (The Phantom of the Academy, #1)
Author: Isabella King
Pub. Date: May 14, 2019
Publisher: Tempest Books
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 200
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon
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I’ve never felt at home at Juilliard. My stagefright always makes me choke when I’m under the spotlight, something my classmates enjoy watching. But when I’m dragged into a new world—where singing is more than a talent, it’s magic—I can’t hide my voice anymore. This new power is tempting, but terrifying forces swirl around the kingdom of Cantus.

Missing girls, rivals at my new academy, Rebels, demons slaying people in the street—and it all leads back to him.

The mysterious, powerful Phantom, who lurks beneath the school and demands he be my teacher—demands which soon grow into something deeper, darker. But if I want to survive this place, or have any hope of going home, I may have no choice but to give in to him… and all he desires.

Author’s Note: Taken by the Phantom is the first book in a Magic Academy Romance series that will set your heart–and other parts of you–on fire. 


Excerpt:
Phantom.

And for once, I cannot help myself.

I am scarcely more than shadow, not nearly as full in form as she or Suzanna. Perhaps she will not notice or name the sensation of touch. Perhaps she will believe it a cast of the magic. Perhaps, perhaps, she will know it is me.

Just her hair. A touch. It is all I need.

I lean close to her, alight my fingertips upon her arms. I am not fully man, but half in shadow, and yet I can feel the rain soaked into the cloth, the heat of her skin just beneath. She inhales sharply when I touch her, lips parting further, eyelids fluttering. Shh, I think. A moment more. One touch.

She grants me my wish, her eyes remaining shut, and leans back ever so slightly, almost imperceptibly, into me. I draw nearer still, savoring the ripple of her hair, stirred by my breath. I am close enough I could press my lips to the vital curve of her neck, close enough I could slide my hands over her breasts, pull her flush against me, test the fit of her curves against mine.

What pleasure is there in that?

She arched herself against me when we met in the Hall of Mirrors. She consumed her own fear like the snake’s tail and came out stronger for it. Yet now her eyes remain closed.

I suddenly want to scream at her to open them. To look at me, to touch me, to want me. And yet she does not. She is little more than silk, supple against me, shaped by my contours. I press myself closer, my body against hers, and brush my fingers along the length of her arms.

Still she remains in the rhapsody of Suzanna’s closed-eye song, and still the darkness swells between the light in heady thrusts.

But Krissy does not sober. She rests her hands in my palms, her thin fingers like porcelain, dainty and fine, mine in black leather, monstrous beside them. With me beside her, she is a sun in eclipse, half-swallowed by darkness.

Her breathing has deepened; it matches mine, step for step. We are in tandem as I press myself to her, the curves of her hips, fuller in contact than in sight. That hunger inside of me stirs once more. Against the swell of her body, I harden and smother the alien urge to gasp.

Then her fingers tighten on mine, and at once there is silence. 


About Isabella:


By day, Isabella King is just another small-town gal hiding behind her Mac.

But by night she’s a fire-breathing, sword-wielding, ass-kicking heroine—just like the ones in her books. She’s determined to better the world, with her sword or with her pen, one adventurous love story at a time.


Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a and also this framable art of Phantom of the Opera, INTERNATIONAL.




Prom Wrecked Blog Tour – Guest Post and Giveaway

Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44906667-prom-wrecked

Purchase Links:

Amazon | Amazon Australia | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

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Link to Tour Schedule:

May 6, 2019-Star-Crossed Book Blog-Review

May 6, 2019-ashleysgotbookcitement-Review

May 6, 2019-Natashareadsbooks-Guest Post

May 7, 2019-Twirling Book Princess-Guest Post

May 7, 2019-A Dream Within A Dream-Guest Post

May 7, 2019-BookCrushin-Guest Post

May 7, 2019-Chapter by Chapter-Interview

May 8, 2019-Cuzinlogic-Spotlight

May 8, 2019-Firstbooklove-Review

May 8, 2019-A Gingerly Review-Guest Post

May 8, 2019-Amazeballs Book Addicts-Excerpt

May 9, 2019-Novel Nerd Faction-Review

May 9, 2019-Confessions of a YA Reader-Guest Post

May 9, 2019-Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog-Spotlight

May 9, 2019-Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers-Excerpt

May 10, 2019-Chapters through life-Review

May 10, 2019-What Is That Book About-Spotlight

May 10, 2019-BookHounds YA-Pre-made

May 10, 2019-Maiden of the Pages-Excerpt

May 10, 2019-Lisa Loves Literature-Spotlight

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Guest Post

Road to Publication

Getting PROM-WRECKED published actually happened faster and easier than either Jen or I anticipated. We each had been previously published; Jen with a couple of traditional publishing houses, me with one plus self-publishing a young adult dystopian series, so we knew that once we began submitting, it would take a while to find a home for our book.

We submitted to both agents and publishers who took unagented submissions. For both of us, working with Entangled had long been the dream. When we got the email from Stacy Abrams, our editor, telling us that they loved our book and wanted to publish it, I think we both independently squealed from our own homes, 2,000 miles and three time zones apart.

The process from signing the contract to final publication was smooth. Stacy’s suggestions and comments took our submission from rough carbon to a highly polished diamond. The support from our publicity team, Rikki and Heather, has been a blessing. We’re excited for the world to read our story and smile, laugh, and fall in love.

Giveaway Details:

  • Prize: A Prom-Care essential package, or if an international winner wins, a $25 gift card

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Prom-Wrecked by Jennifer DiGIovanni and T.H. Hernandez

Publication Date: May 6, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Their prom night ended in a jail cell with forty of their closest friends. But that’s hardly the worst thing that happened to them…

When the principal announces prom is canceled this year, senior Riley Hart is determined to save it. Armed with little more than her own enthusiasm, she ends up working closely with Owen Locklear, who is more than completely off-limits. Because he’s the boyfriend of her ex-BFF, Catherine Reed. Still, Owen knows Riley better than almost anyone, and his charming ideas for turning the prom upside-down and backward win Riley over.

Catherine is willing to join Owen and Riley on the prom committee, but only because her legacy as prom queen is at stake. She’s already suffocating under the weight of her parents’ expectations for after senior year, and compared to that, ensuring prom happens should be easy. At least until everything starts to go wrong.

First they lose their deposit. Then they book a band full of octogenarians. And lose their venue… Twice.

Riley will have an unforgettable teenage experience, damn it, if it’s the last thing she does…

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer DiGiovanni writes light fantasy and contemporary fiction for teens. You can find out more about her books by visiting http://www.jenniferdigiovanni.com or following her on Instagram or Twitter @jendwrites.

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T.H. Hernandez is a young adult author of six novels, spanning the contemporary, post-global warming/dystopian, and urban scifi genres. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband, three kids, and a zoo-worthy collection of animals. Her latest release, PROM-WRECKED, was co-written with Jennifer DiGiovanni and releases May 2019 from Entangled Teen.

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THE PEABRAIN’S IDEA Blog Tour – Review and Giveaway

Title: THE PEABRAIN’S IDEA (The Peabrain Adventures Book 1)

Author: Martha Carr

Pub. Date: April 11, 2019

Publisher: Martha Carr

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 244

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

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Find the compass, save the world or save herself? 

For Austin robbery detective Maggie Parker, dating is harder than running down a felon, even if the guy is worth it – just ask Jake. Now add in magic.

When she finds someone breaking into her garage, stealing a favorite wooden puzzle box everything changes. Did she just see a compass fly?

Can she learn how to use the magic of bubbles to chart a new course in time? The mechanics may hold the answer. 

Her new quest: Rescue the passengers on an ancient ship – a big blue marble called Earth – and save herself.

Recover the compass, find the other Elementals and help decide Earth’s fate. 

Simple? It’s a lot harder than it sounds. And there’s that fourth date… 

Review:

What a great start to a new series! This had everything I wanted – a whip smart female detective from Texas who discovers she has magical abilities. This book hit the ground running and did not let up until the very end. I was captivated by the lush world the author created. The characters felt just as developed and believable. Put those two combos together and you have the recipe for a great story.

The main character, Maggie, was a delight to read. The way her character grew and found her own through the story was very well done. She handled all of the new information (she could do magic and there are GNOMES?!) far better than I ever could. She, along with new friends to help her along her way to solving a new task, have one of the wildest and most entertaining adventures.

Give this one a chance if you’ve been thinking about it. I highly recommend.

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About Martha:

Hello, I’m a bestselling author from Austin, Texas. I live there with the good dog, Lois Lane and spend most of my time dreaming of Elves, Witches, Wizards and other magical worlds. I was a nerdy kid from the jump, performing magic at my little brother’s birthday party, saving up for DC comic books, inventing elaborate 3D board games or making treasure hunts with a lot of clues that led all over the house. Jeff was a very tolerant little brother who went along with my schemes. In those days, we were known as M&J.

But from the day I walked into the Philadelphia library and found out there was a place that would let me borrow books to read, bring them back and get more, I was hooked on telling a good story. My love affair with books has been a theme throughout my entire life but my first taste of getting a review was when I was nine years old.

My Dad dropped off the three youngest of us at the movies and drove off without checking the movie listing. It was 1960’s style parenting… Turns out it was a Vincent Price triple horror feature in black and white. Scary stuff in the day. Lots of blood and poisonous vines and a little murder. My brother and sister insisted on leaving but I knew this was the only movie I was going to get to see and I wasn’t budging. I stayed all by myself.

The next week when we were asked to write a Halloween story in school, I wrote my first thriller and filled it with all my newfound knowledge, with a twist. My father was called in to explain and like he did whenever he had to visit a principal for one of his kids (even if it was his fault), my father the minister wore his collar. Bottom line… I saw the power of words and weaving a good tale and just kept going. I mean, I scared the teacher with a good horror story – Vincent Price style. The wheels started turning.

Fast forward through writing for the Washington Post, having a nationally syndicated column on politics, a few books and FINALLY, I got back to that inner nerdy kid and started writing about Elves and Wizards and magic again in the bestselling series, THE LEIRA CHRONICLES. A little thriller, a lot of magic, some loyal friends, a swearing troll and a detective named Leira Berens who never gives up and always believes in the possibilities. All adds up to a really good time and feels like I finally came home. A lot more adventures to follow…

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1 winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card, US Only.

1 winner will receive a peapod silver necklace, International.

1 winner will receive a Peapod mug with the logo, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/29/2019- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

4/29/2019- K.L. Novitzke – Author– Excerpt

4/30/2019- Colorimetry Excerpt

4/30/2019- Jaime’s World– Excerpt

5/1/2019- Book Sniffers Anonymous– Excerpt

5/1/2019- Book Briefs– Review

5/2/2019- Books a Plenty Book Reviews– Review

5/2/2019- Owl Always Be Reading– Excerpt

5/3/2019- Angel’s Guilty Pleasures– Excerpt

5/3/2019- BookHounds– Interview

Week Two:

5/6/2019- Down the Rabbit Hole– Review

5/6/2019- Wonder Struck– Excerpt

5/7/2019- Triquetra Reviews– Guest Post

5/7/2019- A Gingerly Review– Review

5/8/2019- Lilly’s Book World– Review

5/8/2019- Parajunkee– Excerpt

5/9/2019- Lone Tree Reviews– Review

5/9/2019- Smada’s Book Smack– Spotlight

5/10/2019- AURELIA LEO– Interview

8 SOULS BY RACHEL RUST BLOG TOUR: Excerpt and Giveaway

Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44563453-8-souls

Purchase Links:

Amazon | Amazon Australia | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

Tour Schedule:

May 6, 2019-A Dream Within A Dream-Review

May 6, 2019-What Is That Book About-Spotlight

May 6, 2019-Whatever You Can Still Betray-Guest Post

May 7, 2019-ashleysgotbookcitement-Review

May 7, 2019-BookHounds YA-Guest Post

May 7, 2019-A Gingerly Review-Excerpt

May 7, 2019-Bibliobibuli YA-Excerpt

May 8, 2019-Lisa Loves Literature-Spotlight

May 8, 2019-Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers-Excerpt

May 8, 2019-Maiden of the Pages-Guest Post

May 9, 2019-Chapters through life-Guest Post

May 9, 2019-Port Jericho-Review

May 9, 2019-Tyto Forest-Excerpt stop

May 9, 2019-What Is That Book About-Excerpt

May 10, 2019-Rockin’ Book Reviews-Spotlight

May 10, 2019-Taking It One Book at a Time-Guest Post

May 10, 2019-Chapter by Chapter-Interview

May 10, 2019-Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored-Excerpt

May 10, 2019-Natashareadsbooka-Guest Post

Giveaway Details:

  • Prize: A Signed copy of 8 Souls

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8 Souls by Rachel Rust

Publication Date: May 6, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Teen

All her life, seventeen-year-old Chessie has had recurring dreams about a little white farmhouse. Quaint? Not quite. The house is the site of the unsolved murders of Villisca, Iowa, where eight people were slaughtered in 1912. With her parents on the verge of divorce, Chessie is stuck spending the summer with her grandparents in Villisca—right across the street from the axe murder house. 

She’s soon hearing voices calling out for help and begins unraveling a link between herself and the town’s bloody history. And when she falls for a cute boy harboring a big secret, the pieces fall into place as she at last discovers the truth of Villisca’s gruesome past…

Excerpt:

I concentrate on my breaths to keep homesickness from creeping in. In. Out. In. Out. Eventually, my mind composes itself then goes blank and I begin to drift to sleep.

But almost immediately, a soft sound rouses me. Barely there, it hums through the air with a methodical pace.

Giggling.

My eyes flicker open and I strain my ears but am unable to decipher which direction it’s coming from. I close my eyes. It’s the wind. Go to sleep. But the sound continues. Muffled, but distinct enough that it’s not the wind, or the hum of a fan in another room, or air flowing through the ductwork. It’s giggling.

And it’s not a dream.

It must be Grandma, because it’s too high-pitched to be Grandpa. I make a face, not wanting to think about why my grandma is giggling in the middle of the night.

“Oh my god, yuck.” I pull the covers over my face. But my bladder has other plans and eventually forces me up.

The wood floors are cool under my feet. I walk out of my room, but two steps into the hallway, the giggling noise pivots. My grandparents’ bedroom door is straight in front of me. But the giggling isn’t coming from in front of me. It’s behind me.

It’s coming from my own bedroom.

A chill ripples down my spine as the giggling continues nonstop, machinegun-like, with no pauses for breathing, vibrating the air around me.

Just like the drowned girl in my dream.

As if she’s sitting cross-legged on the floor right behind me, playing a board game or having a tea party. Or ready to reach out and touch me again.

The hallway is dark, but there’s enough light to make out the white walls and dark woodwork around each door. Slowly, my head swivels around to look at my bedroom, unsure of what might stare back.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Rust is a YA author who loves all things mysterious, romantic, and thrilling. Her favorite stories have twisty plots, and if it’s a whodunit, she’s all about it. When not making up stories, Rachel can usually be found with her family and their two dogs — a pug and a chug (chihuahua/pug).

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THE HIEROPHANT’S DAUGHTER Blog Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway

About The Book:

Title: THE HIEROPHANT’S DAUGHTER (The Disgraced Martyr Trilogy #1)

Author: M.F. Sullivan

Pub. Date: May 19, 2019

Publisher: Painted Blind Publishing

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 286

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindleB&NTBD

NOT FOR YOUNG ADULTS, THE FAINT OF HEART, OR THOSE WITH WEAK WILLS


Race through the bloodbath in this first volume of a horrific cyberpunk tahgmahr you can’t afford to miss. What would you sacrifice to survive?

By 4042 CE, the Hierophant and his Church have risen to political dominance with his cannibalistic army of genetically modified humans: martyrs. In an era when mankind’s intergenerational cold wars against their long-lived predators seem close to running hot, the Holy Family is poised on the verge of complete planetary control. It will take a miracle to save humanity from extinction.

It will also take a miracle to resurrect the wife of 331-year-old General Dominia di Mephitoli, who defects during martyr year 1997 AL in search of Lazarus, the one man rumored to bring life to the dead. With the Hierophant’s Project Black Sun looming over her head, she has little choice but to believe this Lazarus is really all her new friends say he is–assuming he exists at all–and that these companions of hers are really able to help her. From the foulmouthed Japanese prostitute with a few secrets of her own to the outright sapient dog who seems to judge every move, they don’t inspire a lot of confidence, but the General has to take the help she can get.

After all, Dominia is no ordinary martyr. She is THE HIEROPHANT’S DAUGHTER, and her Father won’t let her switch sides without a fight. Not when she still has so much to learn.

The fast-paced first entry of an epic cyberpunk trilogy, THE HIEROPHANT’S DAUGHTER is a horror/sci-fi adventure sure to disturb yet inspire adult readers of all stripes. Be sure to keep an eye out for THE GENERAL’S BRIDE, available on August 14th, 2019!

“The Hierophant’s Daughter is a gripping read from start to finish. I highly recommend it.”-Tessa Dick, author of Philip K. Dick: Remembering Firebright & Conversations With Philip K. Dick

Excerpt:

The Hierophant’s black eyes danced between them. “I suppose it is rather late for sugar, but you ladies are taking this much too seriously. Carol, dear: go get the children. Or would you rather I fetch them?”

That suggestion chased her right up the stairs. The Holy Father smiled as he plucked with huge hands a delicate teacup adorned with painted roses; the gesture resembled that of a better father, playing tea with his daughter’s tiny plastic saucers. “What a hostess. Up at two in the morning with such moxie!”

“Why are you doing this?”

“Don’t you wish for a bit of civility amid all the violence and terror? You looked like you could use a sit-down. Please, drink the tea.”

With a sniff that detected nothing but jasmine, she did, and broke up the heretofore uninterrupted taste of blood to which she had adjusted. Meanwhile, the flow of blood had stopped above her left eye, and a little shard of glass was pushed out by the work of the sacred protein. That good protein, her one friend. While she blinked the shard away in relief to know she was not fully blind, she finished her tea and tried to calculate a way out of the house before he got his hands on her.

No chance of that. A bonny pair of children soon tumbled down the stairs, wired from their mother’s angst and promises of midnight donuts. The Hierophant laughed in delight and clapped his hands, and the girl gasped in wonder.

“Isn’t that the Holo Man?”

“It’s the Hierophant, Betty.” Exclaiming this, the boy froze at the entrance of the room. Their mother whisked past, her anxious stare trained on the Hierophant to whom the girl, brash with innocence, giddily darted. Wiser with his eight years of dread, the boy licked his lips. “Has our family done something wrong?”

About M.F.:

M. F. Sullivan lives and works in Ashland, Oregon, having completed THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE, the psychedelic follow-up to the transgressive DELILAH, MY WOMAN. Her forthcoming series, THE DISGRACED MARTYR TRILOGY, will be released over nine months from May 2019 through January 2020.

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a Painted Blind Publishing/Holy Martyr Church logo t-shirt, US Only.

5 winners will receive an ARC of THE HIEROPHANT’S DAUGHTER, US Only.

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Painted Blind Publishing’s Twitch will be doing a tarot reading/book reading/giveaway on May 20th, 2019, one day after the book’s release. The Twitch.tv account is https://www.twitch.tv/paintedblindpublishing

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/15/2019- BookHounds Excerpt

4/15/2019- Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt

4/16/2019- Lone Tree ReviewsExcerpt

4/17/2019- Always MeExcerpt

4/18/2019- Jaime’s WorldExcerpt

4/19/2019- Reese’s ReviewsReview

4/19/2019- A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt

Week Two:

4/22/2019- Taking It One Book at a timeReview

4/22/2019- A Gingerly ReviewExcerpt

4/23/2019- Owl Always Be ReadingExcerpt

4/24/2019- Bluestocking BookwormReview

4/25/2019- wewhotellstoriesReview

4/26/2019- Some Books & RamblingsExcerpt

Week Three:

4/29/2019- ParajunkeeExcerpt

4/30/2019- The Caffeinated ReaderReview

4/30/2019- 4covert2overt ☼ A Place In The Spotlight ☼Excerpt