Book Trailers: Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey

Book Trailers is back! I both ran out of time and ran out of trailers I wanted to share…. Yep. That’s how that worked. Anyway, BT posts are back and if you’d like to share a trailer you think other readers would enjoy (including if it’s your book), send me a link and tell me a bit about the book. If it fits in with BA, than I might just share it with everyone.

Every Saturday I share a book trailer of new releases, books we (other readers and myself) love, want to read, and anything that fits in with BA, in the hopes of helping readers find something new to enjoy.

Review: Genesis by Lara Morgan

Rosie Black is on the run to save her family and uncover the truth.

Five hundred years into the future, the world is a different place. The Melt has sunk most of the coastal cities and Newperth is divided into the haves, the Centrals ; the have-nots, the Bankers ; and the fringe dwellers, the Ferals . Rosie Black is a Banker. When Rosie finds an unusual box, she has no idea of the grave consequences of her discovery. A mysterious organisation wants it and they ll kill to get it. Forced to rely on two strangers, Rosie is on the run. But who can she trust? Pip, the too attractive Feral, or the secretive man he calls boss? From Earth to Mars, Rosie must learn the secrets of the box. Before it s too late.

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Book Trailers: Chasers by James Phelan

Every Saturday we share a book trailer, not of a new release, but of the books we love, want to read, and anything that fits in with BA, in the hopes of helping other readers find something new to enjoy.

I’ve reviewed this title as well.

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Have something bookish you’d like to share with BA’s readers? We’re always looking for guest posters, regular contributors, and we’d love to hear from you.
You can support Bookish Ardour by purchasing the above title via The Book Depository.

BA News: BA Reading Challenges for 2012

It has been a crazy year for challenges or at least I know it has been for BA. See, I’ve been a bit of a challenge junkie over the years, but I kept having this habit of looking for challenges that didn’t exist or weren’t suitable. Granted I could challenge myself and be done with it, but there’s something fun about sharing a goal like that with a community of challenge addicted readers (ok, maybe you’re not all addicted…).

In later 2010 I decided to host my own. I once had Blogger blogs and I know they allow script unlike WP. In order to use link widgets I decided to host several challenges on Blogger instead with BA Reading Challenges.

For someone who was expecting a handful of people to join up, mostly people I knew, these challenges have done exceptionally well (last count was 497 participants). Because they’ve done exceptionally well and seeing as I spend most of my time editing and administrating on this blog, BA is now going to host it’s challenges here!

There’s a few challenges that weren’t very popular so we’re saying goodbye to them and welcoming some new ones, but we’re also going to be having some old ones too.

These thumbnails will take you to the challenge pages so you can learn more about them, with larger badges, and sign up if you want to. Continue reading

Review: The Last Man on Earth Club by Paul R. Hardy & eBook Giveaway

Therapy groups support people traumatised by a common issue, such as cancer, sexual abuse, or PTSD suffered in war. This therapy group is for people who were the last survivors of their world.

Each of them was rescued from a parallel universe where humanity was wiped out. They’ve survived nuclear war, zombies, machine uprisings, mass suicide and more. They’ve been given sanctuary on the homeworld of the Interversal Union, and placed with a therapist who works with survivors of doomed worlds.

No one has lost as much as they have. No one has suffered as they have.

Their only hope is each other.

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I’m a fan of dystopia mainly, but I guess you could say as a result of that, I’m also a fan of post-apocalyptic stories and not just in books. One of my favourite games is Fallout, one of my favourite movies is 12 Monkeys, and one of my favourite books is The Road, all of which have a post-apocalyptic theme.
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An Interview With Susan Ee

Susan Ee is the author of the new novel Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1), a Young Adult, Post-Apocalyptic tale. She also has short stories in publications such as Realms of Fantasy and the anthology The Dragon and The Stars.

I’ve recently been fortunate enough to review a copy of Angelfall and Susan has been gracious enough to answer some questions for me to share with everyone! For those who have entered the accompanying giveaway, the winner will be announced below.

Interview With Susan Ee

Author Susan Ee

1. You joined in with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) a couple of years back, is Angelfall the novel you were working on at that time and have you participated in NaNo previously?

I love NaNo. And yes, Angelfall came out of a NaNo marathon. I wrote 80,000 words in 6 weeks. I love speedwriting the first draft because it keeps me one step ahead of my editing impulses.

2. Even though Angelfall was written during NaNo, was there any preparation before hand? Basically, do you find yourself to be a plotter or a pantser? Continue reading

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee & Ebook Giveaway!

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again. Continue reading