eBook Giveaway: Morning Rising by Samantha Boyette [Ended]

What’s Up For Grabs

Thank you very much to Samantha Boyette for allowing me to host a giveaway where two of you will win an eBook copy of her novel Morning Rising!

Update: Samantha will also be giving the first chapter of the second book to the winners! She even said so in the comments.

Synopsis

In the ever present dusk of Inbetween, Kara Hart wakes up dirty and alone with the memory of a girl named Dylan. She remembers meeting Dylan and how her heart beat when Dylan touched her face, but nothing else.

When Kara is sent to Demitar, the evil ruler of Inbetween, the truth is revealed. She is Dylan’s Guardian and neither of them are who they thought they were.

Set in a darker version of our own world, Morning Rising follows Kara as she tries to save Dylan from Demitar’s clutches. She is given three days to find Dylan and get her out of Inbetween before she belongs to Demitar forever.

Memories must be regained and powers restored if they have a chance of escaping. Each memory and sighting of Dylan helps Kara remember the love they once shared.

If only she can help Dylan remember before it’s too late. Continue reading

Winner Annoucement: Shiewo eBook Giveaway

Recently we had a giveaway for five lucky winners to receive an eBook copy of Shiewo: A Fantasy Flight to Adventure by Ciye Cho, which I’ve reviewed and had the opportunity to quiz the author himself. Here’s more about the book.

Synopsis

The universe of Orberana is a place of great wonder and peril, a dizzying landscape filled with clouds that can talk, clockwork beings that mark their own time, and painted animals that awake in the night.

Shiewo Morose is the captain of a flying ship powered by music. She is also a determined young woman on a mission: a quest to find the Wishing Fish that created Orberana.

Sailing above the clouds, Shiewo and her crew (Erduu the bamboo, Theo the cloud, Livingston the goldfish, and Felix the painter) are headed for worlds of crazed clockwork bureaucrats, tyrannic kings, and tornado children–worlds that will test not only the crew’s bravery… but their very understanding of adventure.

Theirs is the odyssey of a lifetime…

 

And now, with the aide of Random.org, we have our five winners!

Amber W, Ritesh K, Malvina B, Frances S, Aliraluna

Congratulations to our winners, which have all been contacted by email. If you missed out, don’t worry, we’ll be having more giveaways coming up soon including our January giveaway.  You can check what’s going on on our Events page.

 

 

Review: Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

Alex Kosmitoras’s life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he’s blind. Just when he thinks he’ll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all.

Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival—an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to “see” the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future

Review

I could not refuse reading Farsighted when I came across it and not just because Emlyn Chand is such a nice lady. How often do you find yourself coming across a story with all the elements that would attract you in the first place, in this case young adult paranormal themes, and told from the perspective of a character who is vision impaired? Continue reading

eBook Giveaway: Five Copies of Shiewo: A Fantasy Flight to Adventure up For Grabs

What’s Up For Grabs

A big thanks goes to author Ciye Cho for allowing me to host a giveaway where several of you, yes that’s multiple copies on offer, could score a free eBook copy of his novel Shiewo: A Fantasy Flight to Adventure!

Synopsis

The universe of Orberana is a place of great wonder and peril, a dizzying landscape filled with clouds that can talk, clockwork beings that mark their own time, and painted animals that awake in the night.

Shiewo Morose is the captain of a flying ship powered by music. She is also a determined young woman on a mission: a quest to find the Wishing Fish that created Orberana.

Sailing above the clouds, Shiewo and her crew (Erduu the bamboo, Theo the cloud, Livingston the goldfish, and Felix the painter) are headed for worlds of crazed clockwork bureaucrats, tyrannic kings, and tornado children–worlds that will test not only the crew’s bravery… but their very understanding of adventure.

Theirs is the odyssey of a lifetime…


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An Interview with Author Ciye Cho

With a vivid imagination and plenty of artistic ability, author Ciye Cho grew up dreaming about and creating fantastical creatures. Eventually this culminated into his first novel, Shiewo: A Fantasy Flight to Adventure, along with artwork and a soundtrack to go with the whimsical adventure. When not creating new worlds and characters, Ciye Cho resides in Australia and works as a freelance graphic designer.

You can find Ciye and follow his work on the Shiewo website, Facebook, YouTube, his blog, and Soundcloud.

Find copies of Shiewo at the following websites;

AmazonApple iTunesSmashwordsBarnes and Noble

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Bonnie: Going by your bio, the universe of Oberana has been in the making for quite some time. Do you remember how old you were when you first started creating Oberana?

Ciye Cho: I was twenty was when I started writing Shiewo, but the ideas behind the universe of Orberana have been with me since I was a child. I’ve always been fascinated by clouds, creatures of flight and, of course, the idea of a musically-powered flying ship. It did take quite a few years to write “Fantasy Flight”, for I worked on it in between part-time jobs and studies–but it’s been a fun ride! Continue reading

Review: Morning Rising by Samantha Boyette

In the ever present dusk of Inbetween, Kara Hart wakes up dirty and alone with the memory of a girl named Dylan. She remembers meeting Dylan and how her heart beat when Dylan touched her face, but nothing else. When Kara is sent to Demitar, the evil ruler of Inbetween, the truth is revealed. She is Dylan’s Guardian and neither of them are who they thought they were.

Set in a darker version our own world, Morning Rising follows Kara as she tries to save Dylan from Demitar’s clutches. She is given three days to find Dylan and get her out of Inbetween before she belongs to Demitar forever. Memories must be regained and powers restored if they have a chance of escaping. Each memory and sighting of Dylan helps Kara remember the love they once shared. If only she can help Dylan remember before it’s too late. Continue reading