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Book Blitz: The Divide by EJ Mellow + Giveaway

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The Divide by E.J. Mellow
(Dreamland #2)
Publication date: October 15th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult

About the Book

Molly finally uncovers the truth about the strange dreams that plagued her sanity for weeks. Now destined to accept a clandestine role, Molly must find the strength and courage buried deep to push forward and succeed.

With the help of Dev, the roguish blue-eyed man of her dreams—whose dark past resurfaces to haunt him—Molly prepares to test the limits of her newly awakened powers and set right a world on the edge of being consumed by nightmares.

But when an unknown shadow stalks her every step and a shocking revelation about her ancestry comes to light, Molly may find herself forced to make a decision that could leave her alone in the dark and standing on the wrong side of a divide.

Don’t miss The Divide—the heart-thumping second installment in The Dreamland Series.

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Excerpt

Clapping echoes in the room, and I glance up to find Dev casually leaning against the wall next to the door. His eyes are narrowed with appraisal, and his mouth is half-cocked in his signature amused smile. “Impressive,” he says as he pushes off the wall and slowly walks toward us. His sudden appearance and graceful saunter rock me out of my fighting mind-set. I take in his broad shoulders and the way his shirt hugs him like a jealous girlfriend.

Letting go of Rae, I tuck strands of hair that fell from my ponytail behind my ear, suddenly aware of how sweaty I am.

“Thanks.”

“I’d like to see what you could do against a real opponent,” he says with a smirk, crossing his arms. The stance calls attention to his biceps, the same ones I once found myself mortifyingly squeezing.

I leer at him. “And I’m sure you think you’re said opponent?”

“There’s only one way to find out.”

Rae fluidly stands from his fall and drapes an arm around me. “Molly here is a natural.”

I snort out a laugh. “And I’m sure retaining past Dreamers’ abilities has nothing to do with it.”

“Don’t be so modest.” He squeezes my shoulder.

“Have you practiced with any weapons yet?” Dev moves toward an empty wall in the center of the room. Placing a hand on it, the area drops out, revealing a rack of diverse armament. There’s an abundance of blades, and my eyes pause on two hook swords, knowing how they feel in my grip, before traveling on to the axes, clubs, daggers, unusual looking guns, and blunt staffs. Here is where Dev stands, taking out two Bō—a Japanese long staff weapon. Somehow I know all the names and uses of these objects, except for some of the guns. Those remain foreign.

The only difference with these weapons and the ones I’d find at home is the material in which they are made—the same strange gunmetal aluminum as the Arcus. And if my memories from past Dreamers are anything to go by, they can be filled with an altered form of Navitas, making them glow the hot blue-white, and lethal toward any opponent.

“I was saving that part of the training for later,” Rae explains soberly.

“Where’s the fun in that?” Dev asks, handling the Bō naturally as he walks back to us. “She seems to have grasped her hand-to-hand combat for today. Why not finish with a little sparring?”

“See what I mean about the tough teacher,” Rae mutters to me.

“What do you say, Molly? Care to give me a go?” Dev taunts, holding one Bō while twirling the other.

I narrow my eyes and extend a hand. “I know I won’t hear the end of it until I do.”
He gives me one of his sexy grins while throwing me the staff. I snatch it from the air, immediately knowing I’ve been trained in the art of bōjutus.

I smile back.

Oh, it’s on.

As if reading my thoughts and without any further warning, Dev sweeps toward me. His intense blue eyes are the last things I register before my mind switches off and I lunge back.

About the Author

I’m the author behind the NA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series. When I’m not busy moonlighting in the realm of make-believe, I can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually this one), or playing video games.

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Podcast Love: 5 Must-Follow Podcasts (and a giveaway reminder)

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I am not a podcast-person. Nor a pod-person, in case you thought I was side-stepping.

Before agreeing to write a post on podcasts about a month ago, I had never listened to one. But I’ve been doing my homework this last month, and I’ve determined that I am a person who, when he listens to podcasts, prefers them talky rather than fictional. That isn’t really what I expected to discover. I thought I’d want to listen to faux-period radio shows talking about fictional news set in a nerd-popular fictional world. Or things of that nature. Nope. I want to hear people speak intelligently about books, television, movies and music.

After listening to elements of a couple of dozen podcasts, I’ve narrowed down my favorites to the following five podcasts (in no particular order, this isn’t a ranked list).

***Quick reminder that there are two separate giveaways at the bottom of this post:

1) a copy each of The Mirror Empire and Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley (More info on these books HERE if you are new to the series), and
2) a giveaway featuring three prizes: a $75, $50, and $25 giftcard to your preferred book retailer.***

1. Round Table Podcast

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This is an amazing podcast. I’m particularly fond of the Workshop episodes, in which the hosts (along with a previously unannounced publisher, author, or editor) come to the table and listen to a willing writer’s “pitch” for a story. The hosts and the guest then discuss the idea with the writer, helping the writer flesh out the story idea.

This podcast has drawn guests from the likes of Ed Greenwood, Mary Robinette Kowal, Tobias Buckell, Seanan McGuire, Myke Cole, Maurice Broaddus, Cherie Priest, Christopher Moore, Kameron Hurley and Delilah S. Dawson. That’s a great list of guests.

This podcast is hosted by Dave Robison and Brion Humphrey, and produced by Ben Delano and Lucie Le Blanc.

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2. Cabbages and Kings

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This is a literary podcast with an NPR, laid-back, non-commercial feel to it. The podcast opens with some smooth music, and then, most of the time, two people (the host, Jonah Sutton-Morse and a guest) talk about a book, a genre, a series of stories, or something publishing related, like, the support of small presses.

Spoilers abound in the podcasts discussing specific works. I would not listen to the Grace of Kings episode, for example, if you haven’t read the book. Unless spoilers don’t spoil anything for you, and then give it a whirl.

Episode 11 is a particular favorite of mine, as supporting small presses is important to me, and there are a lot of mentions in a short time frame.

Did I mention that these episodes are invariably under 30 minutes long?

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3. Black Girl Nerds

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This podcast covers many areas: video games, artists, authors, television shows and movies, actors and music. These areas are all connected specifically to the nerd-factors of these things: yeah, the podcast covers music, but that might be in the form of a discussion on the musical genre of Nerdcore. Television episodes might cover Doctor Who or The Walking Dead. This is also an excellent podcast for diversity discussion.

I really enjoyed episode #17, featuring author Daniel José Older talking about his novel Half-Resurrection Blues as well as his music and the city of New York as a novel setting.

Jamie Broadnax hosts. She asks reflective questions, allows the guests to lead the flow of conversation, and keeps the podcast moving.

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4. Speculate

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This is a really professionally put-together podcast. Gregory A. Wilson and Bradley P. Beaulieu, both authors, discuss fiction and writing techniques and interview authors and artists. The hosts are extremely knowledgable.

A standout episode, for me, was episode 141 in which the hosts discuss Helene Wecker’s The Golem and the Jinni. The hosts discuss the aspects of the book and how they are similar to (and different from) other books, in this case: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson and Lauren Beukes The Shining Girls. Having read The Devil in the White City, I feel like the hosts totally nail the comparisons. I really enjoyed The Golem and the Jinni, so I may be biased on this one.

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5. Rocket Talk

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Rocket Talk is a Tor.com Podcast. You’ve heard of Tor.com. It’s sort of a big deal. This is certainly not a little-known company’s podcast.

It is hosted by Justin Landon. The podcast caters to fans of science fiction and fantasy, and the interviews are often with authors, editors, and people who work in book acquisitions.

The episodes I listened to were full of a lot of nerdy goodness. If you listen to an episode with Joe Abercrombie, it is going to be the episode you expect from a podcast featuring Joe Abercrombie.

I enjoyed Episode 44 involves the guests James L. Sutter, the managing editor at Paizo Publishing, and Mordicai Knode, the marketing and publicity manager for Tor.com Publishing. They discuss the acquisition of Pathfinder Tales and the distribution arrangement with Tor Books.

I haven’t been involved in many campaigns. But the one I got into was a Pathfinder campaign. My rogue was an oddly strong, uncharismatic fellow who tried to use charisma much more often than was good for him. He often failed miseably, but it was always fun. Even when I was unsuccessful at seducing that ogre.

Listening to information on novels published in the Pathfinder universe was entertaining, and made me curious about the books themselves.

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Giveaway 1

As a part of the Blog Friends Forever blog hop, we are pleased to have contributed to a tiered giveaway. We are giving out three giftcards, TO YOUR CHOICE OF BOOK RETAILER, one each worth $75, $50, and $25. Who doesn’t like giftcards? Oh, not even the crickets complain?

Special thanks to Fiction Fare and the Swoony Boys Podcast for putting this together. The complete schedule can be found at both of those above links, or at the bottom of this post. There are plenty of other giveaways offered! (Though, note that the $75, $50, and $25 group giveaway will be the same on each site–you can only enter once for each item, no matter how many sites you visit).

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Giveaway 2

We have a paired prize offered by Galleywampus: the winner will receive one (1) copy of The Mirror Empire and one (1) copy of Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley.

These books were provided by Angry Robot. Thanks, you Exasperated Automatons!

Angry Robot allows this giveaway to be International.

The Giveaway

Receive entries based on the Rafflecopter widget below. Entries will cease at Midnight, 10/17. We will conduct a random drawing on 10/18 and announce a winner after the winner has been contacted. If the winner does not respond within two days, we will select a second random winner.

The prize: one (1) copy of The Mirror Empire and one (1) copy of Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley. These will be shipped directly from Angry Robot.

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Blog Hop Schedule

(Most of these blogs will have their own giveaways!)

October 1st
The Irish Banana Review – Blog Besties
Neon Yeti Reads – Blogger Interview
Mostly YA Lit – Underappreciates Sites
Otakutwins Reviews – Why I Love Being a Blogger

October 2nd
Eli to the Nth – Blog Besties
ReadWriteLove28 – Favorite Newbies
Once Upon A Twilight – Top Bookstagrammers
Rattle the Pages – Top 10 Book Bloggers

October 3rd
That Artsy Reader Girl – Blogger Interview
Bookstacksamber – Podcaster Love
Books in My Suitcase – Why I Love Being A Blogger

October 4th
The Book Cellar – Blog Besties
Caught Read Handed – Blogger RAK
Based on A True Story – Surprise Post

October 5th
Grounded Wanderlust – Get Vloggy
Lostbraincell’s Bookish Blog – Top 10 Book Bloggers
The Reading Nook Reviews – Top Bookstagrammers

October 6th
Rhea’s Neon Journal – Blogger Interview
What Sarah Read – Blogger RAK
Bookish in Texas – Why I Love Being a Blogger

October 7th
Nicks’ Book Blog – Favorite Newbies
Oops! I Read A Book Again – Underappreciated Sites
Twenty Three Pages – Why I Love Being A Blogger
Owl Always Be Reading – Blogger Interview

October 8th
GReads! – Blogger Interview
Andi’s ABCs – Top 10 Book Bloggers
Reading Is My Treasure – Favorite Newbies

October 9th
Reading the Blues Away – Surprise Post
Strupag – Top 10 Book Bloggers
A Bookish Flower – Why I Love Being a Blogger
Adventures in Reading – Blog Besties

October 10th
Literary, Etc – Blogger RAK
The Fox’s Hideaway – Why I Love Being A Blogger
Bibliobeth – Blogger Interview
Carpe Librum – Blog Besties

October 11th
Snowflakes & Spider Silk – Top Bookstagrammers
The Novel Orange – Why I Love Being A Blogger
Don’t Fold the Page – Top 10 Book Bloggers
The Reader and the Chef – Favorite Newbies

October 12th
Wandering Bark Humanities – Underappreciated Sites
WhoruBlog – Blogger Interview
Kimberlyfaye Reads – Top 10 Book Bloggers

October 13th
BookCatPin – Surprise Post
The Eater of Books! – Blogger Interview
A Reader Under The Sea – Top 10 Book Bloggers
Effortlessly Reading – Why I Love Being A Blogger

October 14th
HelloChickLit – Blogger Interview
We So Nerdy – Blogger RAK
Thebibliophagist – Get Vloggy

October 15th
Hashtag Avenue – Blog Besties
Galleywampus – Podcaster Love
Novel Ink – Top Bookstagrammers

October 16th
No BS Book Reviews – Blog Besties
The Book Bratz – Underappreciated Sites
One Night Book Stand – Top 10 Book Bloggers

October 17th
Fiction Fare – Surprise Post
Swoony Boys Podcast – Surprise Post

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Giveaway: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1)

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About the Giveaway

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This is a beautiful book! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition is obviously a labor of love by the artist, Jim Kay.

Of this new edition, J.K. Rowling said, ‘Seeing Jim Kay’s illustrations moved me profoundly. I love his interpretation of Harry’s world, and I feel honoured and grateful that he has lent his talent to it.’

I have met many parents who like to read books with their children, and the Harry Potter series has become a quick classic.  A generation of children fell in love with these books.

When I was a children’s library clerk at a public elementary school, the hardbound editions of these books were constantly cycled in and out. It didn’t hurt that each was worth a ton of AR points. You’ll never guess which one was the most popular. It didn’t even matter if the student had already read the other books–the mammoth tome called to him, the AR points dancing in his head. He could knock out his required number of points with a single book!

Harry Potter is beloved by adults, too: those who have grown from children who read the series to adults who read it again and again; adults who started as adults and retained or recovered the child-like wonder provided by Rowling’s characters. Adults sometimes feel embarrassed to talk about their love of “children’s literature.” We want you to feel free to talk about the book and the series freely.

Our giveaway is for everybody. If answering any of the question makes you uncomfortable, recognize that there are five other entry points that can be acquired. The final question might make some people uncomfortable; participate in the elements that make you comfortable!

We’ve all got our quirks; forgive our contest runner’s.

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  1. Follow us on Twitter. We need to be able to find that you are actively following us on the date we choose a winner. If we cannot find you on our list of followers on that date, we will choose another winner. (1 entry)
  2. Re-tweet about the giveaway. You can change the default wording, but must tweet about the giveaway in some way and include the link. (1 entry)
  3. Subscribe to our blog newsletter. This is a daily digest. If you already subscribe, then no action is needed: make sure you include your email address in the Rafflecopter form. You must be a subscriber at the time of the drawing. We will not use this information for any other purpose.
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    A.  What is your favorite piece of fan art or fanfic?
    B.  Which House would you Sort into?
    C.  Do you think Voldemort was a virgin? Why or why not?
    *You can leave one or multiple comments and still claim the prizes for the questions you’ve answered. We won’t be picky on how it is submitted so long as you indicate the appropriate information in the Rafflecopter.

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Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: The Protector Project by Jenna Lincoln

Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: The Protector Project by Jenna Lincoln published on 3 Comments on Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: The Protector Project by Jenna Lincoln

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About the Book

The Protector Project by Jenna Lincoln
Release Date: 6/15/15
Boroughs Publishing Group
Summary from Goodreads:

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ENDLESS CARNAGE. ENDLESS QUESTIONS.

Mara is a 17-year-old soldier who’s spent years fighting a war that’s lasted generations. Wide-eyed children, some just turned thirteen, rarely survive their first fights despite her best efforts to train and lead them. What she thinks she wants is to uncover the root causes of the war between the Protectors and the masked Gaishan, maybe find a way to end it. But what she really wants is a future—for herself and the others—beyond the battlefield.

Then she’s injured in combat, and when an enemy fighter not only heals her wounds but reveals his face, she sees the promise of all she desires. This cunning teen Gaishan has answers to her questions, but first she must commit treason and travel beyond the boundaries of her world. She must brave a place where everything rests on the point of a blade: her loyalties, her friends, her heart.

Review

After reading several dystopian novels in quick succession, I started reading this book with the expectation that this was another dystopian novel.

The protagonist, Mara, is a seventeen year-old veteran in the middle of a war. Most of the soldiers are teens. Some were tithed to the government by their families, and some are orphans raised by the government. A lot of pieces here allowed me to, quite lazily, confirm my suspicions.

Until I realized that maybe this wasn’t really a dystopian novel. It is definitely a romance, a military science-fiction, a pseudo-fantasy. But it certainly doesn’t take place on our earth. And while life in the military is difficult, we can’t call every depiction of the military a dystopia. The world is broken into some odd binaries: masks bad, bare-face good, human vs. Gaishan, those in enclosures and those in encampments. There are certainly haves and have nots, but have you looked outside lately? None of this makes a book a dystopia.

No, this is something else. I was pleasantly surprised at that. I needed a break from some (admittedly very good) dystopian books.

Early on, we discover that things aren’t as they seem: the faceless monsters look like the humans when the masks come off; the human leaders are lying about victories and motives. We bring our own assumptions to our reading experiences, and this book plays with those assumptions. That takes some careful and smart writing.

The Protector Project initially feels like a fantasy novel, but there are some science fiction elements, especially as the book moves forward. It is a quest for truth.

I enjoyed the surprises along the way. There is plenty of action, romance, and shocking discoveries. This book is aimed perfectly at the combined YA/Teen group.

Excerpt

Agony disrupted Mara’s ability to maintain her energy shield. Dizzy and nauseated, she pulled off her helmet and tried not to vomit. With one hand she soothed her horse, with her other hand she pressed hard on the gash. Hot blood trickled into her boot.

A Gaishan stepped out from the trees. Its hand came down next to hers, brushing Mara’s fingers and the wound.

“Don’t touch me!” she yelled.

The figure pulled off the Gaishan mask revealing a human face, young and male. His smile was grim, “Mara, you were out of position.”

Mara’s breath stopped. She stared into the Gaishan’s silver gray eyes, felt the tremor of magic cross from his fingers into the torn flesh of her leg. The air shimmered and shrank, enclosing them. He was light haired and tall, not much older than any of the Protectors. The pain eased and the burning tapered to a mild sting.

“Your questions have answers. But you’re asking the wrong people,” he said.

She threw a punch at his mask-less face, but the Gaishan blocked it, trapping her hand.

His smile relaxed into a grin and he leaned closer. “One of the answers is, this isn’t your fight.” He slapped her horse on the rear, propelling them back to the field.

About the Author

i0dCT-7r6ndjS7sm1KPgyqza3YZvcuKBSdzGpqt54PkJenna Lincoln loves to read, write, and talk about reading and writing. She spent many happy years as a language arts teacher doing just those things. After dabbling in Firefly and Supernatural fan fiction, Jenna got serious about building her own imaginary world, big enough to get lost in for a long, long time. When she comes back to reality, Jenna enjoys her home in beautiful Colorado with her husband and two daughters.

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Review: Havoc Rising by Brian S Leon

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About the Book

From Goodreads.

Eternal life. Eternal battle.

Steve—Diomedes Tydides to his Trojan War buddies—just had a bad day on his charter fishing boat in San Diego, but when the goddess Athena calls on her faithful warrior for another secret mission, he’s ready. The bomb that exploded inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art isn’t the crime American authorities think it is. Someone also stole the Cup of Jamshid, and Diomedes knows its fortune-telling abilities won’t be used for anything benign.

Though Diomedes recovers the Cup from a determined shaman holed up beneath Central Park, when he finds his allies slain and the Cup taken once more, he knows he’s up against a truly powerful enemy. Over a millennium has passed since Diomedes last contended with Medea of Colchis, deranged wife of Jason the Argonaut, but neither her madness nor her devotion to Hecate, goddess of witchcraft, has waned, and she intends to use the Cup of Jamshid to release across the world a dark brand of chaos unseen in human history.

Immortal since the Trojan War, Diomedes must once again fight for mortals he understands less and less, against a divine evil he may never truly defeat.

Review

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Havoc Rising is in the top three first books in a series I have read in the last year. It’s hard for me to get into a new series when only the first is out. I usually like to have several books to read while I wait. The other two are Aeronaut’s Windlass, by Jim Butcher, and Rosemary and Rue, by Seanan McGuire. I hope you can tell by the company that this book is really something special. Not only is it a good book in its own right, it’s an excellent first book in a series. I’m eager to read the second!

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Brian S. Leon did not shirk his research responsibilities when writing a book about Greek gods. I’ve found there is a strong tendency among writers to shoehorn the classical gods into their books without doing a proper amount of research, thus diluting the culture from which they came. They often become superpowered beings that are closer to fanfiction with little basis in history. I’m not making the claim that the gods were real, but they were real enough to the Greeks, who worshiped them, and they have a huge amount of writing devoted to them. Brian S. Leon does not make the mistake of just grabbing the Cliff’s Notes version of the Theogony and watching Brad Pitt’s Troy. He put a lot of time and effort into being as faithful to the primary sources as he could.

In fact, his main character is found in The Iliad. Basically, the main character’s story begins at this moment:

Now Pallas Athene gave Diomedes, Tydeus’ son, strength and courage to prove himself the finest of the Argives and win glory and renown. She made his helm and shield burn with unwavering flame, like that of Sirius the star of harvest, who when he has bathed in the Ocean depths rises to shine brightest of all. Such was the fire that streamed from his head and shoulders, as she thrust him into the heart of the fight where the enemy were strongest.

Because Leon spent so much time and effort doing the research, it does not feel like he stole the names of renowned characters. He is merely breathing new life into them and carrying on a literary tradition.

Havoc Rising was released by Red Adept Publishing on 6/16/2015.

It is available on Amazon as a paperback or a Kindle edition.

About the Author

briansleonBrian S. Leon is truly a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none. He began writing in order to do something with all the useless degrees, knowledge, and skills–most of which have no practical application in civilized society–he accumulated over the years. His varied interests include, most notably, mythology of all kinds and fishing, and he has spent time in jungles and museums all over the world, studying and oceans and seas across the globe chasing fish, sometimes even catching them. He has also spent time in various locations around the world doing other things that may or may not have ever happened. Inspired by stories of classical masters like Homer and Jules Verne, as well as modern writers like J.R.R. Tolkien, David Morrell, and Jim Butcher, combined with an inordinate amount of free time, Mr. Leon finally decided to come up with tales of his own.

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Giveaway: Giftcards & The Worldbreaker Saga

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Hey, it’s time for another giveaway! How about two giveaways for a total of four chances to win? Sounds good to me.

Remember to scroll down for both giveaways! They are in separate Rafflecopter forms.

Giveaway 1

As a part of the Blog Friends Forever blog hop, we are pleased to have contributed to a tiered giveaway. We are giving out three giftcards, TO YOUR CHOICE OF BOOK RETAILER, one each worth $75, $50, and $25. Who doesn’t like giftcards? Oh, not even the crickets complain?

Special thanks to Fiction Fare and the Swoony Boys Podcast for putting this together. The complete schedule can be found at both of those above links, or at the bottom of this post. There are plenty of other giveaways offered! (Though, note that the $75, $50, and $25 group giveaway will be the same on each site–you can only enter once for each item, no matter how many sites you visit).

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Giveaway 2

We have a paired prize offered by Galleywampus: the winner will receive one (1) copy of The Mirror Empire and one (1) copy of Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley.

These books were provided by Angry Robot. Thanks, you Exasperated Automatons!

Angry Robot allows this giveaway to be International.

The Mirror Empire

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A stunning new epic fantasy from two-time Hugo Award winner Kameron Hurley.

On the eve of a recurring catastrophic event known to extinguish nations and reshape continents, a troubled orphan evades death and slavery to uncover her own bloody past… while a world goes to war with itself.

In the frozen kingdom of Saiduan, invaders from another realm are decimating whole cities, leaving behind nothing but ash and ruin. At the heart of this war lie the pacifistic Dhai people, once enslaved by the Saiduan and now courted by their former masters to provide aid against the encroaching enemy.

Stretching from desolate tundra to steamy, semi-tropical climes seething with sentient plant life, this is an epic tale of blood mages and mercenaries, emperors and priestly assassins who must unite to save a world on the brink of ruin.

As the dark star of the cataclysm rises, an illegitimate ruler is tasked with holding together a country fractured by civil war; a precocious young fighter is asked to betray his family to save his skin; and a half-Dhai general must choose between the eradication of her father’s people or loyalty to her alien Empress.

Through tense alliances and devastating betrayal, the Dhai and their allies attempt to hold against a seemingly unstoppable force as enemy nations prepare for a coming together of worlds as old as the universe itself.

In the end, one world will rise – and many will perish.

File Under: Fantasy [ Orphaned Child | World at War | Blood Magic | The Fluidity of Gender]

The Mirror Empire was released by Angry Robot books on August 26th, 2014. It can be ordered HERE or just about anywhere that books are sold.

The Empire Ascendant

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Loyalties are tested when worlds collide…

Every two thousand years, the dark star Oma appears in the sky, bringing with it a tide of death and destruction. And those who survive must contend with friends and enemies newly imbued with violent powers. The kingdom of Saiduan already lies in ruin, decimated by invaders from another world who share the faces of those they seek to destroy.

Now the nation of Dhai is under siege by the same force. Their only hope for survival lies in the hands of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a powerful – but unpredictable –magic. As the foreign Empire spreads across the world like a disease, one of their former allies takes up her Empress’s sword again to unseat them, and two enslaved scholars begin a treacherous journey home with a long-lost secret that they hope is the key to the Empire’s undoing.

But when the enemy shares your own face, who can be trusted?

In this devastating sequel to The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley transports us back to a land of blood mages and sentient plants, dark magic, and warfare on a scale that spans worlds.

Empire Ascendant will be released by Angry Robot books on October 6th, 2015. It can be ordered HERE or just about anywhere that books are sold.

The Giveaway

Receive entries based on the Rafflecopter widget below. Entries will cease at Midnight, 10/17. We will conduct a random drawing on 10/18 and announce a winner after the winner has been contacted. If the winner does not respond within two days, we will select a second random winner.

The prize: one (1) copy of The Mirror Empire and one (1) copy of Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley. These will be shipped directly from Angry Robot.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Blog Hop Schedule

(Most of these blogs will have their own giveaways!)

October 1st
The Irish Banana Review – Blog Besties
Neon Yeti Reads – Blogger Interview
Mostly YA Lit – Underappreciates Sites
Otakutwins Reviews – Why I Love Being a Blogger

October 2nd
Eli to the Nth – Blog Besties
ReadWriteLove28 – Favorite Newbies
Once Upon A Twilight – Top Bookstagrammers
Rattle the Pages – Top 10 Book Bloggers

October 3rd
That Artsy Reader Girl – Blogger Interview
Bookstacksamber – Podcaster Love
Books in My Suitcase – Why I Love Being A Blogger

October 4th
The Book Cellar – Blog Besties
Caught Read Handed – Blogger RAK
Based on A True Story – Surprise Post

October 5th
Grounded Wanderlust – Get Vloggy
Lostbraincell’s Bookish Blog – Top 10 Book Bloggers
The Reading Nook Reviews – Top Bookstagrammers

October 6th
Rhea’s Neon Journal – Blogger Interview
What Sarah Read – Blogger RAK
Bookish in Texas – Why I Love Being a Blogger

October 7th
Nicks’ Book Blog – Favorite Newbies
Oops! I Read A Book Again – Underappreciated Sites
Twenty Three Pages – Why I Love Being A Blogger
Owl Always Be Reading – Blogger Interview

October 8th
GReads! – Blogger Interview
Andi’s ABCs – Top 10 Book Bloggers
Reading Is My Treasure – Favorite Newbies

October 9th
Reading the Blues Away – Surprise Post
Strupag – Top 10 Book Bloggers
A Bookish Flower – Why I Love Being a Blogger
Adventures in Reading – Blog Besties

October 10th
Literary, Etc – Blogger RAK
The Fox’s Hideaway – Why I Love Being A Blogger
Bibliobeth – Blogger Interview
Carpe Librum – Blog Besties

October 11th
Snowflakes & Spider Silk – Top Bookstagrammers
The Novel Orange – Why I Love Being A Blogger
Don’t Fold the Page – Top 10 Book Bloggers
The Reader and the Chef – Favorite Newbies

October 12th
Wandering Bark Humanities – Underappreciated Sites
WhoruBlog – Blogger Interview
Kimberlyfaye Reads – Top 10 Book Bloggers

October 13th
BookCatPin – Surprise Post
The Eater of Books! – Blogger Interview
A Reader Under The Sea – Top 10 Book Bloggers
Effortlessly Reading – Why I Love Being A Blogger

October 14th
HelloChickLit – Blogger Interview
We So Nerdy – Blogger RAK
Thebibliophagist – Get Vloggy

October 15th
Hashtag Avenue – Blog Besties
Galleywampus – Podcaster Love
Novel Ink – Top Bookstagrammers

October 16th
No BS Book Reviews – Blog Besties
The Book Bratz – Underappreciated Sites
One Night Book Stand – Top 10 Book Bloggers

October 17th
Fiction Fare – Surprise Post
Swoony Boys Podcast – Surprise Post

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