Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten favorite heroines

My top ten favorite heroines

I decided to just list my top 10 along with Amazon links for each book they are in. There heroines all have the same theme going on. They're tough, resourceful, kick-ass and smart.

1. Sora - Cat's Eye Series by T.L. Shreffler (YA Fantasy) | Amazon Link
2. Hermione - From Harry Potter. No summary necessary, I think. 
3. Nikki Glass - Nikki Glass series by Jenna Black (Urban Fantasy) | Amazon Link
4. Thalia - Iron Butterfly series by Chanda Hahn (YA Fantasy) |Amazon Link
5. Dora - Dorina Basarab series by Karen Chance (Urban Fantasy) | Amazon Link 
6. Celaena Sardothien - Throne of Glass (YA Fantasy) | Amazon Link
7. Tessa Gray - The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare (Historical Fantasy) | Amazon Link
8. Yalena - Study series by Maria V. Snyder (Fantasy) | Amazon Link
9. Kestrel - The Winner's Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski (YA Fantasy/Dystopian) | Amazon Link
10. Juliette - Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (Dystopian) | Amazon Link

Monday, February 23, 2015

[Blitz, Trailer & Giveaway] Memory's Wake Trilogy

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Book Details

The Memory’s Wake Trilogy by Selina Fenech
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Memory's Wake (Book 1)

Lost in a world full of monstrous fairies, a troubled sixteen year old has to find out who she is and why her memories were stolen before she is found by those who want her dead.

She takes the name “Memory” and knows she has just one goal – to find her way home, wherever that is. But this land is strange. No technology to be seen, and iron is banned, thanks to a pact the humans have with the magical creatures who share their pre-industrial era world. In her t-shirt and torn jeans, Memory knows she’s different, even before she performs impossible magic.

Haunted by her past, chased by a dragon, wanted by the king and stalked by the strange, handsome savage that seems to know her, everyone is after Memory, and she suspects it’s not just for her eye-catching outfit. Her forgotten past holds dangerous secrets that will challenge everything she believes and risk the lives of everyone she loves.

Memory’s Wake contains over 45 illustrations by the author and artist.

Hope's Reign (Book 2)

Everything is slipping away from Memory. The bond of friendship between her, Eloryn, Roen, and Will, that was formed while running for their lives is tearing. In a world that doesn’t feel like home, with a mind filled with nothing but questions, Memory struggles to be true to herself… whoever that is. When her past self starts haunting her, she knows her sanity could be the next thing she will lose.

Providence Unveiled (Book 3)

A wicked plot dating back to the very beginning of Avall is coming to its end, and Memory is a vital part. In order to save her friends, Memory will break all the rules. With all worlds put at risk by her actions, she will have to step up and make the greatest sacrifice to repair Avall and make the world something better than before.


Purchase Links
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About Selina

Born in 1981 to Australian and Maltese parents, Selina lives in Australia with her husband, her baby girl, an unnamed cat, and a lorikeet who's far too clever.

During her life Selina has found ancient Roman treasure, survived cancer, had knights joust at her wedding, been mugged for doughnuts, made a living as an artist, eaten every bizarre and wonderful food put in front of her, and now enjoys writing novels.

Author links

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Book Blogger Love-A-Thon: Get to know me

So I'm a bit late to the party because I only just found out about this fun two-day event. Hosted by Alexa at Alexa Love Books, this will be going on Feb. 21-22 with lots of things to do. If you're like me and still want to join the even you can do so here and by tweeting Alexa @alexalovesbooks


That's me. But that blue hair is going to be gone soon.
I thinking magenta the next time around.
1. What’s your name? I blog under the name Ashley S. but my nicknames include Ash, Asher, Smashley (that's drunk me), Bentley (for some weird reason) and Ash-a-ley Elizabeth when my mother is mad at me. She somehow manages to add and extra syllable to my name. Mothers. 

2. Where in the world are you blogging from? Quad Cities, IA/IL - For those of you who are wondering how that works, the Quad Cities is made up of four cities along the Iowa/Illinois border. Two are in Iowa (Davenport and Bettendorf) and two are across the rive in Illinois (Moline and Rock Island). I just moved from Moline to Davenport last month. 

3. How did you get into blogging in the first place? It started out as a way to fulfill my writing needs. Right out of college I got a job as a reporter, writing all kinds of stories. After about a year and a half, I made a switch to a different paper and joined their copy desk, which is mostly editing and design. There was no more writing for me, so I had to do it elsewhere, and Book Nerd Paradise was born.

4. How did you come up with your blog name? I combined three words that described me and what I liked. Books, of course, had to be in the name. Nerd came from the fact that I'm a huge nerd when it comes to reading, comic books, and general random knowledge. And I decided on Paradise because I my ideal paradise is me sitting on a beach with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other. (Or a margarita on some days). 

5. What genre do you read and review the most on your blog? All kinds of fantasy. Sometimes I throw in a little SciFi or Dystopian on there. 

6. What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews? My one goal this year has been to incorporate a wider variety of posts. I recently discovered memes and those have been my favorite. I do the Top Ten Tuesday and the Book Blogger Hop on Fridays. I also like posting blitzes and givaways. 

7. Best blogging experience so far? When I was still a newbie (although, I still consider myself one) I wrote a review for one of my favorite fantasy books, Sora's Quest by T.L. Shreffler, and tweeted her a shout out. I was a bit nervous about making contact with my first author, but it worked out great. She's amazing and ended up inviting me to join her blog tour for her last two books. That was the first time I really felt connected to an author and it just gave me the warm and fuzzies. 

8. Favorite thing about the blogging community? I think the book blogging community is one of the most uplifting and positive places you can be on the Internet. Everyone has a shared passion for books, even if opinions differ on which books are the best. 

9. Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2015! I can only pick 5?? Here they are in order of release: 

1. The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury 

2. Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder

3. Yield the Night by Annette Marie

4. The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkiski

5. The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace

10. What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read? The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. It's not even close to fantasy and some schools have this as a reading requirement, but I think it's an eye-opening and heart-wrenching read. 

11. Which book boy or girl would be your book BFF? Hermione Granger... 'Nuff said. 

12. Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests? I'm a writer at heart, but I also enjoy fitness classes, volleyball and softball, checking out thrift stores and anything with animals. 

13. Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for? Deals on clothes. I just bought an awesome fleece half-zip jacket for 0.99 at a thrift store. I'm pretty proud of that find. Shoes are my top weakness though. I also really love shopping for wall art.

14. At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing? "Searching, Seeking, Reaching, Always" by We Came as Romans. It's actually a post-hardcore song, which you probably wouldn't guess by the title. But it's a song about always seeking to be the best version of yourself. And when you reach that point, realizing that there is always something more the reach for. (I also love bands like Fall Out Boy, A Day to Remember, Asking Alexandria and For All Those Sleeping, in case anyone was wondering.)

15.Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book. My Merlin Trilogy by Priya Ardis. I love anything about King Arthur and Merlin. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Book Blogger Hop: Feb. 20-26

Here's how it works

Every week Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer poses a question submitted by a blogger. Anyone can answer the question and then add their link to the list. It seems pretty easy and fun.

This week's question

February 20th - 26th - Is there anything that makes you not return to a blog or not want to look at it even for the first time? (submitted by Elizabeth)

My answer 

This is essentially a part 2 to last week's question. You can read that answer here
1. Blogs that are so jumbled I don't even know where to start. As a designer, I'll share the No. 1 rule of design: Always control what your reader looks at first. Don't bury your best art at the bottom of the page. Side note: Ads in the middle of the page are terrible. They make me want to smack you over the head.

2. Over the top swearing. Now, I swear like a damned sailor, but there's a difference between saying "I fucking love this book" and swearing in a way that demeans an author and their hard work. If you can't express your thoughts without reverting to a swear word in every sentence, then maybe you shouldn't be blogging at all. I've noticed most of the time it comes from people who have never written or published anything other than their swear-laden reviews.

3. Bad writing. I can forgive a few simple errors here and there. To me, there's no such thing as an error-less publication, and everyone has their own opinion on things such as whether ti use the Oxford comma or not. But I do have a problem with blogs that clearly don't even take a second read through before posting something. I will let it go once or twice, but when I see it repeatedly, I'm gone. Sayonara.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

[Cover Reveal] Numbers Game

Numbers Game by Rebecca Rode

Publication date: March 2015
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult


Treena can’t wait for Rating Day. Her high score will mean a life of luxury, showing the world that she’s a valuable member of society, not a pathetic waste of space. It won’t hurt her chances with her top-Rated boyfriend, either. But when the big day arrives, her true number shocks everyone.

To get her life—and boyfriend—back, she must go undercover and expose a military spy. Doesn’t sound too hard, except that someone seems to want her dead. And then there’s the mysterious soldier with a haunted past and beautiful brown eyes. Together, they discover a dark numbers conspiracy, one that shatters the nation’s future. They must band together if they are to survive the dangerous game of numbers—and the terrible war that rages within Treena’s heart.

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Rebecca Rode

By day, I'm a busy mom of four who struggles with housecleaning and cooking. By night...well, I'm still a busy mom of four. But scattered into those rare quiet moments is my life's passion--writing. My first book, HOW TO HAVE PEACE WHEN YOU'RE FALLING TO PIECES, was released in March 2013. It's a nonfiction quick-fix book for moms whose lives feel as crazy and out of control as mine does--and from what readers are saying, it's fun and entertaining to read. I also write for Deseret News and KSL.com on occasion, and some of my articles have also appeared in Schooled Magazine. For a sneak peek at the first two chapters of my book, HOW TO HAVE PEACE WHEN YOU'RE FALLING TO PIECES, check it out on Amazon.com. Bye now!

Author links

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

[Blitz & Giveaway] Sword



by Amy Bai


Sword by Amy Bai
Publication date: Feb. 10, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Sword shall guide the hands of men . . .

For over a thousand years the kingdom of Lardan has been at peace: isolated from the world, safe from the wars of its neighbors, slowly forgetting the wild and deadly magic of its origins. Now the deepest truths of the past and the darkest predictions for the future survive only in the verses of nursery rhymes.

For over a thousand years, some of Lardan’s fractious provinces have been biding their time.

Kyali Corwynall is the daughter of the Lord General, a child of one of the royal Houses, and the court’s only sword-wielding girl. She has known for all of her sixteen years what the future holds for her–politics and duty, the management of a House, and protecting her best friend, the princess and presumed heir to the throne. But one day an old nursery rhyme begins to come true, an ancient magic wakes, and the future changes for everyone. In the space of a single night her entire life unravels into violence and chaos. Now Kyali must find a way to master the magic her people have left behind, or watch her world–and her closest friends–fall to a war older than the kingdom itself.

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An arm reached out of the dark and wrapped around her neck.

She saw it coming from the corner of her eye, but only had time to twitch uselessly sideways. Another arm immediately followed the first one, muffling her startled cry and stealing her breath.

Too shocked to be afraid, she bit down. The hand over her face jerked away. Her elbow drove backwards and her heel went up into a knee. The awful crack of bone that followed drew a pained groan from behind her, and brought her panic in a thundering flood. Her attacker staggered, pulling her with him. The dropped candle sputtered on the floor beside them, throwing huge shadows everywhere. Spurred on by the thought that she might have to finish this struggle in the dark, she shouted. It was a much softer sound than she'd intended, but the floorboards above them creaked ominously, the arms around her fell away, and he screamed, as though she had burned him.

Leaving this mystery for later consideration, Kyali flung herself at the steps and scrambled up, leaving the back panel of her skirts in his fist. Her sword clattered on the floor as she snatched at it. He came hard on her heels and, as she turned, drove himself obligingly onto it for her. Stunned, she froze again.

Her blood sang in her ears. By the look on his face—a fair face, some much colder part of her noted, with the Western short-beard—he was at least as surprised as she was. He drew a bubbling breath. A dagger dropped from his hand and hit the floor between them.

They stared at one another.

He made an odd face then, and coughed a gout of blood all over her. She blinked through the drops. She knew she had to move—not dead till they stop bleeding, Father would say—but she couldn't. For all her years of study, all the secrecy and swordplay, she had never killed a man. She supposed, watching his face in a perversely distant way, that she still hadn't quite managed it. But he fell forward onto her then, going limp, and after the instinctive terror of having him land on her subsided the sight of his glassy gaze, of her old practice sword sticking out of his ribs, made it clear that she had done it now.

She watched his face closely while his blood dripped down her cheek. He didn't move. He seemed not to be bleeding anymore, though with all the blood on him already how could one tell? She didn’t intend to get closer to check. She couldn't hear anyone else in the house. Through the haze of shock, she was grateful the soldiers weren't here to witness this bizarrely personal moment.

"Well," Kyali said, beginning to be pleased at how well she was taking this—and then threw up on him.



Amy Bai has been, by order of neither chronology nor preference, a barista, a numbers-cruncher, a paper-pusher, and a farmhand. She likes thunderstorms, the enthusiasm of dogs, tall boots and long jackets, cinnamon basil, margaritas, and being surprised by the weirdness of her fellow humans. She lives in New England with her guitar-playing Russian husband and two very goofy sheepdogs.

Author links:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

11 random things about Amy Bai

Because 10 is just too even a number for my rebellious soul.

1. I occasionally take 3-hour baths. Yes, really. I have started and finished books in there, and I am not ashamed, except possibly of my heating bill.

2. I lose every social grace I can (tentatively) lay claim to when I get behind the wheel of a car. I think it is perfectly fine to tailgate people driving too slow for my taste, and just as acceptable to bait fellow drivers tailgating me. I unconsciously speed up when somebody passes me. I gently encourage people driving in front of me to pull over with flashing headlights, honking horn, and occasional hand gestures. And yet, though my grill may be locked to your bumper the whole way in, I’m nonetheless likely to hold the door for you when we’re walking into the building together, even if you’re in the process of telling me what a dangerous bitch I am on the road. Don’t ask me to explain this. It’s a pathology.

3. I think meat is totally gross. And I have since I was about 7 years old. When we had our family visits to McDonald’s (hey, backwoods town in Maine; it really was the big hangout) I used to eat only cheeseburgers because I believed the cheese negated the beef. This logic only worked for me until I was about 8, and then I moved on to about a pint of A-1 sauce, which certainly had the effect of negating the taste, if not the existence, of meat. And when I was 9 I gave up the red stuff altogether, and I think I was 13 or 14 when poultry went. I’d love to claim some great moral objection, but while I think the methods of raising and slaughtering are more than reason to give meat up, I stopped because it was dead flesh, and well, ew.

4. I once dressed in poplar leaves stitched together with twigs and tree sap. I wasn’t alone, either.

5. My first real story was an action-romance about two of my classmates in second grade. Poor Brian and Charity were drowned, mugged, shot from a cannon, chased by lions across the Sahara, and Charity herself died at least once before they shared their first sloppy, painfully-depicted kiss. Their real-life counterparts were horrified when I was picked to read the installments out loud in front of the class. The teacher, who probably wasn’t the best choice for the classroom, was extremely amused. And I, of course, was hooked.

6. I own The Secret of Nimh. And I do on occasion watch it. So should you. Because it’s awesome.

7. I loved writing essays in college. Even dreadfully hungover, scratchy-eyed and exhausted, I still loved writing essays. I know this makes me a freak, and I don’t care.

8. I am a conflicted cynic: I don’t believe in happy endings, but I still want one.

9. I count sounds. I don’t mean to; it just happens. I turn on the blinker, sit there in traffic waiting for someone who appears to be moving slowly enough that I can cut across their path, and by the time I get into the parking lot the little ticky noise has happened 128 times, 64 if you’re counting the high and low tics as one unit.

10. I cringe when I write big angsty melodrama, and yet somehow both the emotional and the plot arcs of all my books head inevitably toward climactic scenes of great angst and melodrama.

11. When I am stressed for too hard and too long, or in constant physical pain or ill health, I tend to write backward. And I don’t mean switching letters: I mean whole sentences, spelled (mostly) correctly, and completely backward except for the capitalization and punctuation.


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish problems I have

I did a little research when I started up my blog again. I asked people what they would like to see on my blog other than the usual reviews. One answer I got was lists. I found this fun list to share on Tuesdays. So here's my first Top Ten Tuesday list. 

The top ten book related problems I have

1. Money. I spend way too much money on books and I'm not even ashamed to admit that. If I ever added up the cumulative amount I've spent on books over the years, I think I would cry. I probably could have paid for my entire college education with that money. But, as I always tell my mom, there are worst addictions than a book addiction.

2. Dreams. I tend to have extremely vivid dreams when I read right before I head to bed. Some are great, some are not so great. Like the time I read an action book right before going to sleep and I had a dream that I was shot in the neck. I woke up and my neck hurt exactly where it happened. Let's just say, I have a vivid imagination.

3. Having friends that don't read. As much as I love them, some of my friends are dumb as a box of rocks. I cringe inside when they tell me they haven't read a book since high school. It's hard to have an interesting conversation with someone when I have to stop and explain what a word means. For example, I just had this conversation a few days ago: 
Me: I feel off today. 
Friend: What do you mean you feel off?
Me: I don't know. I just feel like I'm zoning out and a bit lethargic. 
Friend: Ash, you know I don't know what lethargic means.
Me: *sighs internally*
4. The real world doesn't live up to my expectation. The real world is boring, and no guy will ever be like my book crushes. 

5. Trying to figure out what to read next. Sometimes I go in search of a book, only to find 17 books that I now want to read. Or I have the opposite problem. I can't find a single book to fit my reading mood.

6. Finding a comfortable position while I read an entire book. Does anyone else have the problem where you finally find a good sitting position, only to have your butt fall asleep a few chapters in? So you find a new one, and it happens again. Rinse and repeat for the duration of the book.

7. Lack of sleep. I have a problem where I will start a book at 8 p.m., and if it's really good, I'll stay up all night reading it. Its pretty rare for me to not finish a book in one sitting. 

8. Rereading something from my youth. I lot of times it doesn't live up to the memory I had of it. I think it's just because as I've gotten older so have my reading tastes. 

9. When a series wraps up. There are some characters I never want to let go of. Even if the series is wrapped up in a nice, neat package and everything is resolved, I still want to see more of it. 

10. Bookstores. I have actually made a rule for myself where I'm not allowed to wander into a bookstore in passing. It doesn't matter if I'm "just browsing." I WILL walk out two hours later with a pile of books I wasn't planning on reading. Now, if it's part of my plan to go, that's completely allowed.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Spread Some Indie Love Blog Hop & Giveaway

Diviner Series (3 books)

by Nicolette Andrews

A few years ago, I hadn't had much experience with indie authors. Honestly, I didn't really think there were any good books that were indie published. But I gave one book a chance. A book I found for free through an email newsletter I subscribe to. After I finished that book, I realized how wrong I was. I was so very wrong. 

I've come to have a new appreciation for authors who go the route of self-publishing. So when the opportunity came along to participate in a blog hop that promoted everyone's favorite indie authors, I jumped on the chance. 

In preparation I went through all the books I've read in the past year or so (which ended up being way too many books) and I found it very hard to make a final decision on which author I would feature. There are so many great ones that I've come across. However, I finally picked on.

Without further ago, my choice for my feature indie author/series is (drum roll, please)... The Diviner Series by Nicolette Andrews. This three-book series has got fantasy, magic, mystery, murder and a dash of romance. 

The journey starts off in Diviner's Prophecy with Maea, who has recently lost all her memory. She doesn't know who she can and can't trust. It seems like everyone is using her to their own gain. She travels to court, where she hopes answers to her past can be found. What she really finds is a web of deceit and political maneuvering. 

What I really loved about this series was that it wasn't a run-of-the-mill fantasy where I can predict what's going to happen next. The storyline is complex enough to keep you interested, but not so complex that you feel as if you've missed something. The characters are likable, even the ones who appear to be using Maea. 

This is a coming of age story for Maea, and I found her to be a great leading character. She's vulnerable, but strong when she needs to be. She's a little bit naive, but not a blundering idiot. She stumbles through a world of magic and mystery to find that she is the last of her line. She is the last Diviner. And she may be the only person who can stop an ancient evil from destroying everything she's come to love. 

So if you're looking for your next indie YA fantasy to try out, make sure to put this on your list. The best part is that you can get the first book in the series for free on Amazon. 

Make sure to check out the other blogs on this hop. I can't wait to find some new indie authors myself. Lastly, a thanks to b00k r3vi3ws for hosting this lovely hop.

Since I had such a hard time choosing what author I wanted to go with today, I decided to add a list of some more great indie authors. 

Here are some indie honorable mentions:
1. Memory's Wake Trilogy by Selina Fenech- The review is here
2. The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker
3. Caged Series by Amber Lynn Natusch 
4. Darkness Falls by Jessica Sorensen
5. Demon Lord by T.C. Southwell
6. Warriors of Ankh by Samantha Young

Giveaway (Int)

The lovely Nikki Godwin has agreed to provide swag packs for three winners in this giveaway. 

About Nikki 

Nikki Godwin is a YA/NA/LGBT author. She can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, and music by Hawthorne Heights. When not writing, she internet-stalks her favorite bands and keeps tabs on surf competitions. Her favorite surfer is Gabriel Medina. If you ever get her started on surfing or music, she'll never shut up. You've been warned.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Book Blogger Hop: Feb. 13-19

So I've been determined to incorporate some new things into my blog this time around. I finally came to the realization that every blog post doesn't have to be a 330+ word review on the latest book I've read. I found this little weekly hop through some method of random searching and clicking, and thought it would be find. 

Here's how it works

Every week Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer poses a question submitted by a blogger. Anyone can answer the question and then add their link to the list. It seems pretty easy and fun.

This week's question

February 13th - 19th - Is there anything that makes you keep returning to certain blogs? (submitted by Elizabeth)

My answer 

There aren't a whole lot of blog that I would say I visit on a regular basis. (I know, I know. Shame on me) The very few that I do frequent are actually finance blogs. But I'm trying to get better at keeping track of blogs that do hold my interest. Many times I find ones that I really like, but as soon as I've closed the page I've forgotten their name and how I found them. 

There are a few things that will hold my attention and keep me coming back: 

1. I really enjoy blogs that post more than just review, I like seeing tips about writing and blogging. It's very helpful when you're a new blogger and have no idea where to start.

2. I also like to see blogs that are nicely designed, without clutter clogging up everything. 

3. At the top of my list though, is a well-written blog. If you can write your thoughts clearly and concisely with a little humor thrown in there... then I'm sold.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Who wants to try their hand at naming an upcoming book?

Name my next novel contest

So I've got something fun for you guys today. I did say that I would try to bring some new things your way. I've got a guest post here from author Roselyn Jewell who is looking for a little help naming her new book. Here's what she's got to say:

Hi everyone,
My name is Roselyn Jewell and I have recently made my first foray into the YA genre! Previously I’ve written almost entirely romance novels, but I came up with what I think is a great idea for a YA series and I’ve finished the first book in the series, which will be offered as an e-book in early March. In preparation for this, I’m looking for YA fans who are willing to read the book in advance in exchange for posting an honest (yes I really do mean honest) review on at least one site that has it for sale (Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, etc.) and you can feel free to post it anywhere else you wish also!

The second thing I want to share with you is that from now till March 1st, I’m running a contest where you get to submit suggestions for the title for the book! The prize is:

A) The book will have the title you selected + one of the characters’ names will be changed to your name and...

B) You’ll win a free copy of either the final version of the YA book or a free copy of any other book that I have out.

You can read the full details, which include a synopsis of the book, at http://www.roselynjewell.com/1/post/2015/02/name-my-next-novel-contest.html.

Please feel free to send any submissions, suggestions, feedback, questions, etc. to me at Roselyn@roselynjewell.com. If you’d like to review the book, let me know if you’d like PDF or mobi format and I’ll send it right over. Good luck everyone!


Roselyn Jewell

 Roselyn's Previous Works


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23148903-a-delicious-mistake https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23301325-stealing-back-love https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23259164-degrees-of-separation

Friday, February 6, 2015

[Blast & Giveaway] Prophecy of the Most Beautiful

Prophecy of the Most Beautiful

by Diantha Jones


She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her. Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. Fed up with prescription meds and therapists, she wishes for a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery. Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.

After a vicious attack and learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. While on a mission to discover the Most Beautiful, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life…and threatens to win her heart in the process.



Diantha Jones was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies on November 22 which also happened to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey). She is a Journalism graduate who is working hard to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook or Kindle, getting drunk on Red Bulls, being hypnotized by Netflix or on a mission to procure junk food.

The Oracle of Delphi fantasy series is her first series. She is also the author of Mythos: Stories from Olympus, a companion series, and there is another fantasy series in the works.

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1 Winner will receive a Signed print copy of Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise (Oracle of Delphi #2) plus the matching charm bracelet by Diantha Jones.

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