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text 2019-03-29 11:00
Blog Tour & Giveaway! Umbra (Dimension Drift #.2) Christina Bauer!

 

 

 

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Hello, Readers! Today, I am sharing a young adult dystopian fantasy with you – Umbra by Christina Bauer! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

 

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Umbra 
by Christina Bauer
(Dimension Drift Prequels, #2) 
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: March 26th 2019
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult

 

Synopsis:


A prequel novella to the new series from USA Today’s ‘must read YA paranormal romance’ author, Christina Bauer.


One day, eighteen-year-old Thorne will be the Emperor of the Omniverse, the single being who rules countless worlds. Trouble is, his father Cole–who’s also the current Emperor–is a sadistic freak.


In fact, Cole won’t even keep his promises to the very humans who got him his throne.


Thorne won’t stand for it. He decides to travel to the human world and make good on his father’s promises. What he doesn’t count on is falling in love….


“I love how Bauer manages to add some awesome new world building to each of her books.”– Woven Magic


This new series is perfect for: fans of urban fantasy, action and adventure, cool science, evil corporations, forbidden romance and hot new classmates who may or may not be aliens.

 

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42194682-umbra

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/umbra-by-christina-bauer

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1042886

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=3S5KDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=christina+bauer+umbra&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjQ2KHC-ZnhAhUjja0KHdPuA84Q6AEIKjAA

 

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AVAILBLE in print or ebook

 

Amazon: https://books2read.com/u/ba0DvP?store=amazon


B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/umbra-christina-bauer/1127939176?ean=9781945723384


iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/umbra/id1345628781?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo=4


Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/umbra-5


Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Christina_Bauer_Umbra?id=3S5KDwAAQBAJ


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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)


⦁ Copy of Umbra (print or ebook) & more!

 

(this giveaway is set up and managed by author, not Xpresso Book Tours):

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 


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Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. 

 

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.


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Blog: http://monsterhousebooks.com/blog/category/christina

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorBauer/

 

Twitter: @CB_Bauer

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christina_cb_bauer/

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-bauer-481b12139/

 

Web site: http://monsterhousebooks.com/authors/cbauer

 


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Book Blitz & Giveaway with Excerpt! My Name is Rose by Alexa Kingaard!

 

 

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Good Morning Readers! Today is Saturday and I am starting this weekend off by joining in a book blitz for the new release of My Name is Rose by Alexa Kingaard! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

 

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My Name Is Rose 
by Alexa Kingaard
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: March 15th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

 

Synopsis:

 

Rose is unsettled, curious, and bored. Life in a hippie commune is her parent’s dream come true, not hers. She doesn’t share their passion for living off the land, nor does she enjoy the isolation that is thrust upon her. When she convinces them to send her to public school in the nearby town, a new world opens up to her.

 

As she pursues her education, Rose chooses a different path, leaving her parents heartbroken at her insistence they are hiding something from her. She’s convinced her father isn’t the man her mother married.

 

Although she finds love far away from her roots and upbringing, her wounds only deepen as she keeps her family at arm’s length. What she loses during those years can only be retrieved with her understanding that “a Rose by any other name is still a Rose.”

 

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43191498-my-name-is-rose

 

 

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AVAILABLE in print or ebook


Amazon: https://books2read.com/u/bwqaD9?store=amazon

 

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EXCERPT – CHAPTER 11


We strolled together down the corridor, acclimating ourselves to the environs of dorm living. It would be loud, for sure. Freshmen, sophomores, a few juniors arrived in all shapes and sizes. Most of the girls looked fresh out of high school, and they probably felt as lost as we did. Some had already situated themselves in front of the TV set in the common area. Others took advantage of their last weekend of summer, checking out the activity board and bolting for the front door.


I marveled at the momentum and excitement that permeated the air and took a deep breath to still my thoughts. Had I been too hasty with my decision to leave the commune? Did my school girl fantasy of trying to come to grips with my parentage propel me into an environment where I didn’t belong?


I shrugged it off. I knew I had made the right decision.


Cecily and I continued to investigate our surroundings.


Almost in passing, more of a question to myself than to Cecily, I asked,” What do you think I would look like with short hair?”


I pulled at the uncombed ends, a head of hair that hadn’t been trimmed in a decade and had absolutely no style. It was just hair, lots of it, lackluster, drab, and long, in need of something different to coincide with my long-awaited sense of freedom…a more mature, post-high school appearance.


“I think you would look adorable. Open your face. People could see your eyes. They’re really pretty, Rose…so dark…very unusual.”


I startled. Nice of her to say.


I tried to imagine myself with hair that didn’t go past my waist. A short pixie – no, too drastic. Maybe a perm – not even my most rebellious self could justify a move that extreme.


The next morning I found a hairdresser close to campus, a wise choice I thought, since there was a line out the door by the time I arrived without an appointment. She convinced me that a blunt cut, shoulder length, feathered bangs, a slight undercut to create movement was what my perfect oval face needed.


I reluctantly followed her advice. I winced when she pulled all my hair away from my face, tied it loosely with a rubber band, and with one motion of her razor-sharp scissors, sheared off the entire mass of hair three inches below the knot. I could hear it sever every strand, like slicing bread, and watched it fall at my feet in a dull brown heap, ready to be swept up and thrown in the trash. Almost two decades of my identity, in five seconds, gone.


My face registered my shock and horror. I felt the chair slowly turn around, my back to the mirror, as the stylist prepared herself to take on the challenge. After what felt like hours, she finally removed the black cape, shook off the pieces of uneven, chopped waves and tendrils that clung to the plastic, and gently rotated the seat to reveal my image.


Pleased with herself and waiting for my reaction, I squeezed my eyes shut. I was unsure if I might cry at the end result, a vision so unfamiliar, I was positive I would hate it. I regretted taking the plunge, and before I peered out from my new, shagged bangs brushed to the side just below my eyebrows, I held my breath and reassured myself that it was just hair.


If I didn’t like it, even if I detested it or was embarrassed by it, it would always grow back. I took a deep breath and opened my eyes.


I followed my reflection in every store window all the way home. A few boys, ready to pursue conquests and casual victories, cast second glances in my direction. A totally new experience for me. I put my head down and walked quickly past, too fearful to engage in conversation or to stop to get acquainted, but by the time I reached my room, my confidence had soared.


“So cute!” shrieked Cecily when I flung open the door and presented myself to the only person who had seen both the before and after version of me.

 

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Blitz-wide giveaway (INTL)


⦁ $20 Amazon gift card

 

Giveaway ends March 21st:

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

 

 

There is also a 2nd giveaway the author is hosting

 

https://gleam.io/54aLD/my-name-is-rose-amazon-gift-card-giveaway


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Alexa Kingaard was born in San Diego, CA and has lived most of her life in the area. She currently resides in Carlsbad and is the mother of an adult son and daughter who continue to be her biggest fans and cheerleaders. A realtor for fifteen years, she remains involved with her profession and praises her brokers and clients for giving her the nod to be creative. 

 

She gives all the credit for completing her debut novel, KEEP FOREVER, to her inspiration and late ex-husband, Jeff, who battled the residual effects of the Vietnam War for decades after his return.

 

Her second novel, MY NAME IS ROSE, will be released through Acorn Publishing March 15, 2019.

Website - https://www.alexakingaard.com/

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/keepforeverbook/

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/alexakingaard

 

InstaGram - https://www.instagram.com/alexakingaard/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17377658.Alexa_Kingaard

 

 
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Book Blitz & Giveaway! The Aviary (The Uncaged Series #1) by Emily Shore!

 

 

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Welcome Readers! Today I am celebrating the release of the 1st book in young adult dystopian series by Emily Shore! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

 

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The Aviary 
by Emily Shore 
(The Uncaged Series, #1) 
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: March 5th 2019
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult

 

Synopsis:

 


“Gentlemen, we have a special treat for you today. Feast your eyes on this pure-blooded beauty!”


Sixteen-year-old Serenity has spent her entire life in hiding to protect her from this exact moment. In a world where beauty is bought and sold on the streets like a corporate commodity, Serenity’s natural assets are more like liabilities. Despite her parents’ best efforts, she’s been taken—ripped from her home and the only life she’s ever known—to find herself on sale to the highest bidder. And that bidder? Enigmatic and dangerous, Luc is the director of The Aviary—an elite museum where girls are displayed as living art by day…and cater to the lascivious whims of the highest bidder by night. In this elaborate and competitive world, girls go by names like Raven and Nightingale, and will stop at nothing to become top Bird.


Luc comes to idolize Serenity’s purity and aims to turn her into his grandest exhibit of all time—The Swan. In no time, she becomes one of the most coveted exhibits in Aviary history. When she discovers Luc holds the key to finding her parents, she must learn to play The Swan to perfection…to win his heart and earn his trust. But she doesn’t anticipate falling for him in the process. Now she faces an impossible choice: escape The Aviary and lose her only chance at finding her parents—or become Luc’s Swan for good and lose her identity forever.


The Jewel by Amy Ewing meets Tricks by Ellen Hopkins in this gritty Young Adult Dystopian that tells of a fear-inducing future where the world of sex trafficking has become a social norm and where woman aren’t treated as humans and are no safer than they were than they were in The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

 

 

 

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40175097-the-aviary?from_search=true

 

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AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

Amazon: https://books2read.com/u/31OY2l?store=amazon


iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/the-aviary/id1393138378?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4


B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-aviary-emily-shore/1128813124


Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/the-aviary-4


GPlay: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=u2J-DwAAQBAJ

 

 

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Blitz-wide giveaway (US only)


· One Signed Copy of The Aviary
· One 5X7 image of The Aviary artwork by Anna Friendt of Anchor13 Studio

 

Giveaway ends March 14th:

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

 


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Emily Shore is a MN author with a B.A. in Creative Writing from Metro State University and was a grand prize winner of #PitchtoPublication, which led her to working with professionals in the publishing industry. She is signed with Clean Teen Publishing for her anti-trafficking dystopian The Aviary, first in the Uncaged Series. For every sale, proceeds return to trafficking rescue and to Emily and her husband's international adoption fund.

 

Throughout the years, Emily has connected with rescue organizations and survivors of sex-trafficking and injects the truths she's learned into her books for youth. She loves motivational speaking on the issue of sex-trafficking and always hopes for more speaking events in schools, churches, and libraries. Please contact her on her website if you are interested in hearing her speak.

 

Emily lives in Saint Paul with her husband and two daughters. They are currently in the process of adopting a little girl from India.

 

 


Website - https://emilybethshore.info/

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/emilybethshore

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/authoremilyshore/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6454711.Emily_Shore

 


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Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway with Excerpt! Retrieve (The Stormers Trilogy #1) Sarah Addison Fox!

 

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Today we joing the virtual book tour for Retrieve - the 1st book in The Stormers Trilogy by Sarah Addison Fox! Enjoy & don't forget to enter the giveaway!

 

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

 


YA action adventure
Date Published: 26 December 2018
166 Pages
Publisher: Double Edged Sword Publishing

 

 

What if the job you took to stay alive might be what kills you?

 

Kade knows what it is to suffer. He knows what it's like to lose everything and everyone around him.

 

His job in a Stormer Unit guarantees not just his survival in the decimated country of Azetaria, but his sister Meg's. Even if it means facing the Numachi warriors baying for his blood, he'll do what it takes to keep her safe.

 

Hadley is alone and surviving the only way she knows how. By hiding where predators won't find her and scavenging enough just to keep her alive.

 

When desperation drives Hadley to search for her missing brother, she mistakenly accepts the offer of recruitment into the Stormer's camp, only to be partnered with Kade and sent as a scout into Numachi territory.

 

The intimidating young Stormer may just know where her brother has gone. But can they stay alive long enough to find him?


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42596269-retrieve

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/retrieve-the-stormers-trilogy-book-1-by-sarah-addison-fox

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1030438

 


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Retrieve is the 1st book in The Stormers Trilogy

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/247481-the-stormers-trilogy

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MKLJNKJ?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 


#2 Retreat (January 26, 2019)
#3 Receive (February 26, 2019)


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AVAILABLE in ebook

 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Retrieve-Stormers-Trilogy-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07KKQDDX8/

 

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Kade’s footsteps were heavy as he approached and stared down at her. “This isn’t going to work. You need to be wearing something lighter, or we’ll never make it to Lazen.”

 

Hadley tried for a weak shrug but could barely muster the energy. “What do you suggest?”

 

Kade raised an eyebrow, and a deep frown appeared on his face as he considered her. He continued to stare at her as she sat, legs sprawled out on the ground. “The best I can come up with is cutting your clothing.”

 

His eyes narrowed as he searched the length of her. A bolt of alarm jostled her into thinking. “How much are you cutting off?”

 

Kade dipped his chin, his voice low as he spoke. “Enough, so you don’t keep fainting, enough, so you still pass for a boy.”

 

He reached for a knife and wore the slightest of smiles as he unsheathed it. “Let’s hope you have hairy legs then eh?”

 

Hadley’s lips split into a smile before she remembered she was annoyed with him for being so smug.

 

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OVER $100 of bookish goodies and exclusive swag sent over from New Zealand!


https://kingsumo.com/g/0ek9dn/stormers-giveaway

 


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Sarah Addison-Fox is a New Zealand-born misfit who writes action-packed fantasy with a smattering of punch-ups, mega amounts of romance and a dash of family values. She has an astonishing amount of nail polish, has all her creative writing credentials shoved in a drawer somewhere, and has a husband who, after 28 years, can still make her blush. When she’s not working on her multiple YA fantasy romance series' she can be found binge watching Mission Impossible movies, drinking lager and eating curry.

 

 

 

Website: www.sarahaddisonfox.com

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahaddisonfoxfantasyauthor/

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/saddisonfox

 

Blog: http://www.sarahaddisonfox.com/disjointed-babblings

 

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/16738908.Sarah_Addison_Fox

 

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Book Tour & Giveaway with Guest Post! The Prospero Chronicles by Fiona J.R. Titchenell!

 

 

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Welcome Readers! I glad you could join us, so let’s give a great big welcome to Fiona J.R. Tithenell who’s here today to tell us about The Prospero Chronicles and to give us some insight into what she edited out of the newest release – Stitches! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!

 

 

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ABOUT THE BOOKS

 

 

Splinters
The Prospero Chronicles Book 1
by Fiona J.R. Titchenell & Matt Carter
Genre: YA Horror, SciFi

 

Under normal circumstances, Ben and Mina would never have had reason to speak to each other. He’s an easy-going people person with a healthy skepticism about the paranormal; she’s a dangerously obsessive monster-hunter with a crippling fear of betrayal. But the small Northern California town of Prospero, with its rich history of cryptid sightings, miracles, and mysterious disappearances, has no normal circumstances to offer.

 

When Ben’s missing childhood friend, Haley Perkins, stumbles out of Prospero’s surrounding woods and right into her own funeral, Ben and Mina are forced to work together to uncover what happened to her. Different as they are, their unlikely friendship may be the only thing that can save the town, and possibly the world, from its insidious invaders.


“A snapping, crackling, popping homage to classic horror.” —Kirkus Reviews.

“Whip-smart dialogue... genuinely terrifying Splinters, the descriptions of which will have fans of monster films utterly enthralled... A promising series opener, this will satisfy those readers who like their scary stories to be as clever as they are chilling." —KQG, the Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books.

 

“The stakes are high. The action is intense." —Washington Independent Review of Books.

 

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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34202787-splinters

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/splinters-the-prospero-chronicles-book-1-by-fiona-j-r-titchenell-and-matt-carter

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1031668

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=r5HbDgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=fiona+J.R.+Titchenell+Splinters&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWju_-kczfAhUICawKHRSBBaYQ6AEIKjAA

 


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Shards
The Prospero Chronicles Book 2

 

When autumn descends on Prospero, California, Ben hopes the normality of the new school year may offer a reprieve from the town’s paranormal horrors. Mina knows all too well that there are no reprieves and no normality to be had in Prospero, but even she can’t prepare for what the coming year holds.

 

On top of the vivid hallucinations that have plagued Mina since the attack on the Warehouse, and the brewing Splinter civil war that threatens all of humanity, inside the walls of Prospero High, Ben, Mina, and their expanding Network face a vicious campaign to destroy their friendship, and a mysterious assassin picking off human rebels – an assassin with powers like no Splinter they’ve fought before.

 

Ben and Mina’s one hope rests with a mysterious old man hiding in the woods outside of town; a living legend who may be able to teach them how to fight this dangerous new breed of Splinter. That is, assuming he doesn’t kill the pair of them himself.


“Titchenell and Carter hold nothing back in this solid sequel that thrills and expands on its predecessor. Aided by swift writing, relatable characters and unexpected scares, Shards is a chill-inducing delight.” —David Powers King, co-author of Woven.

 

“Maintaining the same level of popcorn-munching fun, Titchenell and Carter are taking The Prospero Chronicles in a promising direction.” —Joe Dell'Erb, Washington Independent Review of Books.


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34202828-shards

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/shards-by-fiona-j-r-titchenell-and-matt-carter

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1031669

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=ZZHbDgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=fiona+J.R.+Titchenell+Splinters&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWju_-kczfAhUICawKHRSBBaYQ6AEIMTAB

 

 

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Slivers
The Prospero Chronicles Book 3


Ben

Growing up is hard, and growing up in Prospero is even harder, but I think we manage. I mean, yeah, my friends and I spend more of our time fighting a race of shapeshifting aliens than we do hanging out, but we have our fun. We go to parties, help each other with our classes, maybe even fall in love… 

 

I’ve no illusions that we live ordinary lives, but they’re our lives, and I’m going to make sure we make the most of them whether the Splinters want us to or not.

 

Mina

The truce is temporary. We will not humor the Splinters forever. It's only until the Slivers can be stopped, until the army of Shards being planted among our classmates can be disassembled, until we get our hands on the thing I'd almost given up believing in.

 

The humanity test.

For the chance to know, once and for all, who can be trusted, some dealings with monsters must be excusable. Inevitable. Just like this feeling between Ben and me.

 

And that has to be temporary too.


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34202866-slivers

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/slivers-by-fiona-j-r-titchenell

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1031670

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=ipHbDgAAQBAJ&pg=PT1&dq=fiona+J.R.+Titchenell+Splinters&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWju_-kczfAhUICawKHRSBBaYQ6AEIODAC

 


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Stitches
The Prospero Chronicles Book 4
by Fiona J.R. Titchenell

 

This is Prospero’s darkest hour. The few remaining humans trapped within the quarantine zone are all but defenseless against the multiplying forces of the Sliver Queen, Locusta. With Ben missing, Aldo among the enemy ranks, and more steel plates than bones left in her body, Mina’s passing the hours drowning in morphine and throwing heavy objects at her guards. 

 

Stripped of her weapons, her gadgets, and the Network itself, she has just one card left, hidden somewhere under her oft-sutured skin. It might be powerful enough to complete her life’s work once and for all… or to reach the one person who could make her life into more than a means to an end. But playing it will cost everything she has, or everything she believes in.

 

The final chronicle of Prospero waits in these pages.


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42648857-stitches

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1031671

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=0aF2DwAAQBAJ&pg=PT2&dq=fiona+J.R.+Titchenell+Splinters&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWju_-kczfAhUICawKHRSBBaYQ6AEISzAF

 


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AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

 

~Splinters~
**ebook only 99 cents!!**

 

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Splinters-Prospero-Chronicles-Book-1-ebook/dp/B06XS6GS3M

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/splinters/id1203794781

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/splinters-f-j-r-titchenell/1120684596

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Matt_Carter_Splinters?id=r5HbDgAAQBAJ

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/splinters-16

 

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/701694

 


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~Shards~

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XTJMJPX

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/shards/id1204969454

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shards-f-j-r-titchenell/1121794901

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=ZZHbDgAAQBAJ

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/shards-22

 

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/702706

 

 

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~Slivers~

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072336BCM

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/slivers/id1204972231

 

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~Stitches~


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iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/stitches/id1441378706

 

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Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/905216

 


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Welcome Fiona! I am glad you could join us today to tell readers about The Prospero Chronicles. Are you ready to share what you edited out of the final chronicle?

 

 

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What did you edit out of this book?

 

Stitches probably had the biggest transformation from inception to final draft of any project I’ve ever worked on. I mean, it was originally going to be two books with two authors, so yeah, the cutting room floor got pretty crowded.

 

Maybe I should start at the beginning. My husband-slash-coauthor and I originally plotted out The Prospero Chronicles as a five part series. We signed it with a small publisher who only offered a contract for the first three books, with an option for more at their discretion. Determined but inexperienced authors that we were at the time, we decided we’d face that hurdle when we came to it and proceeded to write the first three books exactly as we’d planned them, with a massive cliffhanger at the end of the third.

 

Well, it turned out not to matter whether the publisher would have wanted books four and five after all, because we split with them shortly before the planned release of book three. The veritable soap opera that led up to the schism could fill more than a few blog posts, full of fishy accounting, name-calling, blame-shifting, unanswered emails, and broken promises, but long story short, the series went dormant for a long time while the rights to the characters were in limbo.

We moved on to other projects. Landed other contracts. Various exciting things happened.

Eventually, our superhero of an agent won back the rights and gave us the go-ahead to republish and finish the series independently. We created our own editions of Splinters and Shards and published the already-written Slivers, but then we had to talk about the finishing part.

 

We tried. We refined our outlines. We tried again. Matt’s heart just wasn’t in it. He’d grown apart from the characters, become attached to new ones in other worlds, and the publishing battle had left a sour taste in his mouth.

 

I, on the other hand, couldn’t let it go. Not the way we’d left it.

We agreed to condense the two planned books into one goliath of a book that would still have been quicker to finish, and Matt tried once more. He tried because he knew what it meant to me, but as any writer knows, if you can’t get excited about your own story, you’ll never excite anyone else with it. All the good intentions in the world couldn’t reignite that spark.

 

So we agreed that I would do it alone. That meant another replotting, to trim the ending down further and gear it more toward my solo strengths.

Things that got pruned in the course of all that include but are not limited to:

Almost an entire book’s worth of Mina and her father globetrotting in search of the Splinters’ weakness.

 

A whole lot of a freshly traumatized Ben trying to figure out how to run a resistance in an occupied town without her.

 

Half a book with the perspective divided three ways instead of two, following a third character’s efforts to stay undercover among the villains.

 

A quest to kill a hive of weaponized parasites.

A mercenary who could turn people to stone.

Two deaths scenes for characters who ended up surviving.
An ending for a character who ended up dying instead.

 

Ultimately, I think the result was a much tighter, punchier finale than we would have had otherwise, but there were some threads that didn’t end up going quite where they were expected to. I actually got as far as approving the cover art for Stitches, found myself staring at this beautifully creepy image of what was supposed to be the big bad of the whole series, and realized that her part of the story had been almost completely sidelined.

 

That meant another round of heavy reworking, to give her more time on the scene instead of just behind it, and a closer relationship with the heroes. The trouble was, we’d already set her up to be so dangerous that it was seriously difficult to put her in a room with anyone and justify how they would walk away alive. Matt was still consulting and editing for the series, so I went to him and said, “I need a power loader scene.”

 

Because when in doubt, invoke the glory of Sigourney Weaver.

What we came up with didn’t look much like a power loader scene, but it was exactly what was needed to give the final confrontation the proper significance, and it became one of the stranger action scenes in a series full of gooey shapeshifter battles, so I’m really excited to share it.


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Wow! That is fascinating! What do you think, readers?

 

 

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F.J.R. TITCHENELL is an author of young adult, sci-fi, and horror fiction, including Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know of). She graduated from Cal State University Los Angeles with a B. A. in English in 2009 at the age of twenty. She currently lives in San Gabriel, California, with her husband, coauthor, and amazing partner in all things, Matt Carter, and their pet king snake, Mica.



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