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Come, the Dark by Rebecca Hamilton

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Come, the Dark

Come, the Dark (Forever Girl #2)
Rebecca Hamilton
Published: 1st January, 2013
TeZLA Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Fantasy
Age: Young Adult
From: Xpresso Book Tours

Summary:

Rose desperately wants to escape the abuse of the father who impregnated her and the dark spirits that haunt her life. Being thrust from Georgia 1961 into the era of Salem’s infamous witch trials isn’t what she had in mind, and now her daughter is left hopelessly out of reach.

The only way to return to her daughter is by facing certain death to banish the dark spirits that plague Salem. If she doesn’t eliminate these dark spirits in time, they will destroy civilization and trap her in this strange new place, ages away from her daughter.

Even if she can complete the task in time to return home to save her daughter, there’s still one problem: she’s falling in love with a man who can’t return with her. Achieving her goals will force her to choose between the only man who has never betrayed her and a daughter she can’t quite remember but will never forget.

A heart-wrenching tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, this romantic paranormal fantasy underlines the depravity of both historical and modern society while capturing the essence of sacrifice and devotion.

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Chantress Fury by Amy Butler Greenfield

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Chantress Fury (Chantress #3)
Amy Butler Greenfield
Releasing: 19th May, 2015
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Age: Young Adult
From: The Fantastic Flying Book Club

Summary:

The sea is coming. We are coming. And we will drown you all.

With a song, Lucy can control the wind and the water; she can bring castles and kingdoms to their feet. Since Lucy mastered her powers, King Henry has kept her close as he’s rebuilt England. She’s his best ally—and his workhorse. And now he’s called her to investigate attempted murder: His men claim they were almost killed on the Thames…by a mermaid. All Lucy can glean from the creature they’ve captured is a warning: The sea is coming. We are coming. And we will drown you all.

And then the floods begin. Swaths of London are submerged as the people scramble to defend themselves against the water—and the monsters—that are flooding their streets. As mistrust of Lucy’s magic grows, the king relies on Nat, Lucy’s great love, to guide them through the storm. But Nat is cold and distant to Lucy. He swore his love only a year before, and now he calls her “stranger.”

Lucy is determined to defeat this powerful new magic alone if she must. But then she hears an eerie song within the water…can it mean that she’s not the last Chantress after all?

Sweepingly romantic and crackling with magic, Chantress Fury triumphantly concludes the powerful Chantress trilogy.

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One Great Year by Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio

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One Great Year

One Great Year (One Great Year #1)
Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio
Published: 22nd October, 2013
Greenleaf Book Group Press
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Age: Adult
From: CBB Book Promotions

Summary:

An epic, thought-provoking tale of reincarnation, love, and the struggle of good against evil.

As the world descends from a Golden Age into darkness and brutality, Marcus has been reincarnated an exhausting number of times. Selected to become an Emissary, it is his duty to protect the ancient secrets. His adventure is heightened because he secretly consumes a serum that allows him to have memory from one lifetime to the next. In doing so, he sets himself up for thousands of years of torment, loneliness, and searching.

Desperate to never forget his soulmate, Theron, and never sure if he was truly meant to be an Emissary, Marcus struggles through lifetimes to overcome his cruel and powerful nemesis, Helghul.

Fusing the adventure of Indiana Jones with the introspection and wisdom of Eckhart Tolle, One Great Year takes readers on an epic journey through history, following characters who are born and reborn as they struggle to triumph over evil.

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Two for Thursday Book Blitz: Endless by Amanda Gray and Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman

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Welcome to the first of the Two for Thursday blitzes featuring titles from both Month9Books and Tantrum Books! This week, we’re featuring Endless by Amanda Gray and Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman! We’re going to even show you some of what people are saying about the books, and thanks to M9B and Tantrum Books, there’s a giveaway for both books! Read one and good luck!

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Endless
Amanda Gray
Published: 10th September, 2013
Month9Books
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance,
Age: Young Adult

Summary:

Jenny Kramer knows she isn’t normal. After all, not everybody can see the past lives of people around them.

When she befriends Ben Daulton, resident new boy, the pair stumble on an old music box with instructions for “mesmerization” and discover they may have more in common than they thought. Like a past life.

Using the instructions in the music box, Ben and Jenny share a dream that transports them to Romanov Russia and leads them to believe they have been there together before. But they weren’t alone. Nikolai, the mysterious young man Jenny has been seeing in her own dreams was there, too. When Nikolai appears next door, Jenny is forced to acknowledge that he has travelled through time and space to find her. Doing so means he has defied the laws of time, and the Order, an ominous organization tasked with keeping people in the correct time, is determined to send him back.

While Ben, Jenny and Nikolai race against the clock – and the Order – Jenny and Nikolai discover a link that joins them in life – and beyond death.

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Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne adapted by Stacey King and Illustrator SunNeko Lee

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The Scarlet Letter

Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorn adapted by Stacey KingIllustrated: SunNeko Lee
Releasing: 10th March, 2015
Udon Entertainment

Summary:

A powerful tale of forbidden love, shame, and revenge comes to life in Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter. Faithfully adapted by Crystal Chan from the original novel, this new edition features stunning artwork by SunNeko Lee (Manga Classics: Les Miserables) which will give old and new readers alike a fresh insight into the Nathaniel Hawthorne’s tragic saga of Puritan America.

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Book Blitz: M9B Friday Reveal

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This week in the M9B Friday Reveal we’re showing off the upcoming Spring 2015 Debuts!

Make sure you add the ones you’re looking forward to your ever-growing TBR list, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end!

Horror Business by Ryan Bradford
Coming February 2015

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Armed with a passion for classic B-grade horror movies, a script co-written by his twin brother, and a wicked crush on his death-obsessed neighbor; hardcore horror fan Jason Nightshade must finish his student film.

But his plans are derailed when the children of suburban Silver Creek start disappearing – his twin brother among them. Battling a possessed video camera, a crazy zombie dog, a monstrous bully, and a frighteningly broken down family life, Jason embarks on a mission to find his lost brother so the two can write an ending for his story.

As an any horror fan knows, saving the day won’t be easy, as Jason finds himself forced to face the real world where death isn’t just a splash of fake blood on a camera lens.

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Ryan grew up in Park City, Utah. His fiction has appeared in Quarterly West, Paper Darts, Vice, Monkeybicycle and [PANK]. He currently lives in San Diego where he acts as Creative Director for the nonprofit literary arts organization So Say We All. He’s the co-editor of the anthology Last Night on Earth and founder of the literary horror journal, Black Candies. Find him at ryancbradford.com

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Cover Reveal: The Hidden Library by Heather Lyons

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Today I’m revealing the absolutely stunning cover for the second book in The Collectors’ Society series, a series that already has sunk it’s claws into me after an amazing first book! Heather Lyons has an amazing style of writing and both bloggers here have absolutely loved The Collectors’ Society. For me that was a big surprise, I’m not normally a fan of Adult books and I seldom promote them here when I do read them. But, when I first saw the cover I was captured and after reading the summary I was eager to read it and hopped aboard the blog tour. I have never been happier that I didn’t pass a book up based upon it’s intended audience! Before I reveal the cover I’m going to show you book one and give you some links to it and then show you how beautiful and complementary the cover for book two is!

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The Collectors’ Society (The Collectors’ Society #1)
Heather Lyons
Published: 23rd October, 2014
Cerulean Books

Summary:

From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.

After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.

It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?

*This is the first book in the Collectors’ Society series.

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2014 M9B Books You May Have Missed!

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Welcome to this weeks Month9Books Friday Reveal! While we’re not revealing new books this week, we are showcasing the books M9B put out last year that you just may have missed. Three people who enter the giveaway will also win a prize pack of five (5) books that M9B published in 2014, any five that they want!

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Goodreads: 4.4/5 Amazon: 5/5 Barnes&Noble: 5/5 BookDepository: -/5

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A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

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A Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1)
Libba Bray
Released: 9th December, 2003
Simon and Schuster
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Age: Young Adult
From: Purchased via Amazon

Summary:

A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion mystery, a gossipy romp about a clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-worldly fantasy–jumble them all together and you have this complicated and unusual first novel.Sixteen-year-old Gemma has had an unconventional upbringing in India, until the day she foresees her mother’s death in a black, swirling vision that turns out to be true. Sent back to England, she is enrolled at Spence, a girls’ academy with a mysterious burned-out East Wing. There Gemma is snubbed by powerful Felicity, beautiful Pippa, and even her own dumpy roommate Ann, until she blackmails herself and Ann into the treacherous clique. Gemma is distressed to find that she has been followed from India by Kartik, a beautiful young man who warns her to fight off the visions. Nevertheless, they continue, and one night she is led by a child-spirit to find a diary that reveals the secrets of a mystical Order. The clique soon finds a way to accompany Gemma to the other-world realms of her visions “for a bit of fun” and to taste the power they will never have as Victorian wives, but they discover that the delights of the realms are overwhelmed by a menace they cannot control. Gemma is left with the knowledge that her role as the link between worlds leaves her with a mission to seek out the “others” and rebuild the Order. A Great and Terrible Beauty is an impressive first book in what should prove to be a fascinating trilogy.

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Manga Classics: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo adapted by SunNeko Lee

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Les Miserables

Manga Classics: Les Misérables
Victor Hugo; adapted by SunNeko Lee; illustrated by Crystal Silvermoon
Released: 12th August, 2014
Udon Entertainment
Genre: Retelling, Romance, Historical Fiction
Age: Young Adult
From: NetGalley

Summary:

Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo’s classic novel of love and tragedy during the French Revolution is reborn in this manga edition!

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