The Treemakers: Book one in the YA Dystopian Scifi Epic (The Treemakers Trilogy – 1) by Christina L. Rozelle

Sixteen-year-old Joy Montgomery, daughter of Zephyr the Magnificent, the great magician, can only reminisce of better times. Before the Superiors. Before the uprisings. Long ago. Before the dying Earth ripped the family she loved away from her. She can only dream of the adventure life must’ve been before their ancestors brought the apocalyptic devastation in the form of disastrous climate change.

In this desolate dystopian future, the Greenleigh orphans are “privileged” with the task of building mechanical trees for the post-apocalyptic survivors in Bygonne, so their world behind The Wall can breathe another day, and so the Superiors may continue their malevolent reign.

Lured by a yearning for freedom, tenacious curiosity, and hunger for adventure, Joy discovers hope and magic amid the misery, and power in her promise to care for those remaining, whom she loves enough to risk her life for. To save them, herself, and the boy she adores from the abuse and slavery by the Superiors, Joy must entrust the aid of an unlikely ally who harbors a dangerous secret.

With an intriguing stranger at the helm, Joy and the treemakers embark on an intense and terrifying, yet liberating quest for the truth about the existence of the forbidden paradise beyond The Wall.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“Loved this book so much, from the very outset I knew this was a book for me that would immediately be all encompassing. For the few days that I was reading it I was totally invested in this dark world of terror and fear and it was all I could think about, for a long while I thought about the long suffering and selflessness of the main character Momma Joy, and how she pushed herself forward at every challenge. This dystopian setting had echoes of the misery of Orwell’s ‘1984’, it had the pace of action films such as ‘The Fifth Element’ or ‘Twelve Monkeys’, and I felt there was a little homage to ‘A town like Alice’… The Treemakers has the punch, detail, and depth of all of those combined. The realism was sublime, moments of realisation relating to Joy’s past really hit deep, made me smile, truly resonated within me, the darker moments too are just as hard-hitting, and make this book a dizzying rollercoaster of emotions.

I cannot recommend this book high enough, it is an energetic, carefully written adventure into a world that could be, a place that wouldn’t be out of step in our nightmares, and full of characters that you are willing them on to succeed with every page. An absolute triumph of a book, utterly entertaining, I wish there were more of them… and I get the feeling there will be in the future. Absolute brilliant read.”

“The Treemakers” is an impressive debut from Christina L. Rozelle. Set in a dystopian future and after a cataclysmic event, the story is centered on the symbolically named, Joy, who lives in a world that is anything but.

Joy is a central figure in the work force of “Bygonne”, which primarily consists of children. Working for a shadowy group, the children are slaves, charged with producing metallic trees in order to sustain oxygen for their world. In Bygonne, people figuratively and literally, struggle to breathe.

The children are, however, as much a commodity as the materials they produce. Devoid of caring adults, Joy becomes the mother figure, trying to sustain some humanity in a world that relinquished it some time ago. Spinning hope, love and magic through her stories, Joy attempts to make sense of a world full of dangerous secrets.

In Bygonne, however, hope, love, and magic can get you killed. So, too, can emancipation. Told from Joy’s first person narration, “The Treemakers” is part environmental-warning and bio-punk. I’d recommend this work for readers of Young Adult and dystopian narratives.

This was a compelling read and at times, I longed for more information and backstory, but I am sure all secrets will be revealed in good time. Roll on the sequel!”

Author: Christina L. Rozelle

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
253 reviews

Loving an Alien: How does it feel to fall for a foreigner? by Angela Nicoara and Mike Ormsby

Think you’re all packed, for the love train? Think again.
Here’s a book you might want to take along for the ride….

‘Loving an Alien’: Intimate tales of true romance from brave women who crossed the cultural divide and loved to tell the tale.

Vive la différence!

In 1995, when young Romanian journalist Angela Nicoara applied to the BBC School in Bucharest, it changed her life in ways she could never have imagined. Raised in the closed society of communist Romania and stung by a recent divorce, she doubted her chances for a better future. But then she met some British guy, in a gloomy corridor, and everything changed.

“There was a power cut at BBC School. It was so dark I could hardly see him. We chatted for a few minutes, sharing a joke about the excellent conditions, and I had a feeling I’d never experienced before; it was as if, I’d known him all my life. Why?”

Turns out, Cupid had just fired a couple of arrows that landed bang on target. Angela and her Brit spent the next twenty years travelling and working around the world – with a brief stop in Las Vegas to get married – and are now settled in a tiny village in the mountains of Transylvania, with bears for neighbours.

And that’s where Angela got the idea for ‘Loving an Alien’…

“One winter’s night, by our log fire, I started thinking about my girlfriends around the world, many of whom had married a foreigner. Their lives were so similar, and yet so different to my own. Hmm, why not share our experiences? What if I go back to how it all started for me? Put my journalist hat on and interview them? Ask about life on Planet Love – what might they say?”

If you’re into global travel, romance, life lessons, the do’s and don’ts of an intimate relationship, how to manage your in-laws, how to finesse your outlaws, how to raise rootless, bi-lingual, ’third culture’ kids, then snuggle up with ’Loving an Alien’.

In a remarkably candid series of Q&A’s with twenty-six women of different nationalities, Angela reveals what makes a mixed marriage tick … and how to keep the love clock running.

“My college friends thought I was stupid, crazy, and throwing
away a bright future.” Jennifer

“Some girls think marrying an expat is the road to riches, but
that’s not true.” Sumi

“I never thought I’d be with an African, someone so different,
from this tiny village.” Sophie

“It wasn’t like I came to Sri Lanka to marry a Sri Lankan.
It just happened.” Jessica

“Marrying into a different culture means you are not trapped by your own, which is how I felt.” Wang

Angela Nicoara doesn’t just spill the beans, she gets the recipe.

It’s not memoir. It’s not fiction. It’s love. Long-distance. Long term. Visas and all. Join Angela on her journey to the heart of it.

Author: Angela Nicoara and Mike Ormsby

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
56 reviews

The Treemakers: Book one in the YA Dystopian Scifi Epic (The Treemakers Trilogy – 1) by Christina L. Rozelle

Sixteen-year-old Joy Montgomery, daughter of Zephyr the Magnificent, the great magician, can only reminisce of better times. Before the Superiors. Before the uprisings. Long ago. Before the dying Earth ripped the family she loved away from her. She can only dream of the adventure life must’ve been before their ancestors brought the apocalyptic devastation in the form of disastrous climate change.

In this desolate dystopian future, the Greenleigh orphans are “privileged” with the task of building mechanical trees for the post-apocalyptic survivors in Bygonne, so their world behind The Wall can breathe another day, and so the Superiors may continue their malevolent reign.

Lured by a yearning for freedom, tenacious curiosity, and hunger for adventure, Joy discovers hope and magic amid the misery, and power in her promise to care for those remaining, whom she loves enough to risk her life for. To save them, herself, and the boy she adores from the abuse and slavery by the Superiors, Joy must entrust the aid of an unlikely ally who harbors a dangerous secret.

With an intriguing stranger at the helm, Joy and the treemakers embark on an intense and terrifying, yet liberating quest for the truth about the existence of the forbidden paradise beyond The Wall.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“Loved this book so much, from the very outset I knew this was a book for me that would immediately be all encompassing. For the few days that I was reading it I was totally invested in this dark world of terror and fear and it was all I could think about, for a long while I thought about the long suffering and selflessness of the main character Momma Joy, and how she pushed herself forward at every challenge. This dystopian setting had echoes of the misery of Orwell’s ‘1984’, it had the pace of action films such as ‘The Fifth Element’ or ‘Twelve Monkeys’, and I felt there was a little homage to ‘A town like Alice’… The Treemakers has the punch, detail, and depth of all of those combined. The realism was sublime, moments of realisation relating to Joy’s past really hit deep, made me smile, truly resonated within me, the darker moments too are just as hard-hitting, and make this book a dizzying rollercoaster of emotions.

I cannot recommend this book high enough, it is an energetic, carefully written adventure into a world that could be, a place that wouldn’t be out of step in our nightmares, and full of characters that you are willing them on to succeed with every page. An absolute triumph of a book, utterly entertaining, I wish there were more of them… and I get the feeling there will be in the future. Absolute brilliant read.”

“The Treemakers” is an impressive debut from Christina L. Rozelle. Set in a dystopian future and after a cataclysmic event, the story is centered on the symbolically named, Joy, who lives in a world that is anything but.

Joy is a central figure in the work force of “Bygonne”, which primarily consists of children. Working for a shadowy group, the children are slaves, charged with producing metallic trees in order to sustain oxygen for their world. In Bygonne, people figuratively and literally, struggle to breathe.

The children are, however, as much a commodity as the materials they produce. Devoid of caring adults, Joy becomes the mother figure, trying to sustain some humanity in a world that relinquished it some time ago. Spinning hope, love and magic through her stories, Joy attempts to make sense of a world full of dangerous secrets.

In Bygonne, however, hope, love, and magic can get you killed. So, too, can emancipation. Told from Joy’s first person narration, “The Treemakers” is part environmental-warning and bio-punk. I’d recommend this work for readers of Young Adult and dystopian narratives.

This was a compelling read and at times, I longed for more information and backstory, but I am sure all secrets will be revealed in good time. Roll on the sequel!”

Author: Christina L. Rozelle

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
252 reviews

The Curtain – A Novel by Patrick Ord and Dave King

THE CURTAIN – A NOVEL SYNOPSIS:Have you met Henry Maddox? He knows you — not personally of course… he really only knows your data. But from that data he actually may know you better than you think you know yourself. Henry knows where you’ve been and what you’ve bought. He knows all of your friends. Henry not only knows your behaviors, he understands your tendencies. And from those tendencies, he can predict what you’re going to do before you’ve actually done it. Who is Henry Maddox? He is a 21st century marketing consultant and he specializes in highly personal and irresistibly persuasive advertising. Henry’s strategies combine modern data mining (Big Data) techniques with other advanced and controversial marketing practices (Market Fragmentation, Cross Promotion, and Conglomerate Propagandizing) to the point where consumers don’t even know their being sold. Businesses love Henry because he not only moves product, he actually controls their customers. But when Henry is forced to face how his techniques affect real people, he realizes he has inadvertently given corporations the power to destroy society for their own ends.THE CURTAIN explores the effect that increasingly sophisticated marketing techniques have on communities, families, and individuals. In an age of digital distractions, who remembers the transcendent morality that has allowed past civilizations to prosper? When corporations have the influence and motive to define people by what they consume, are we as individuals losing the substance of who we really are?THE CURTAIN is entertaining, fun, thought provoking, educational, and frightening. Ord’s storytelling is brilliant and his research extraordinary. THE CURTAIN is a must read for anyone that watches television or movies, listens to the radio, accesses the internet, logs into social media, has a smart phone, participates in loyalty card programs, or uses GPS technology. In short, THE CURTAIN is for everyone.

Author: Patrick Ord and Dave King

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
288 reviews

What Lies Inside: A Vampire Paranormal Romance (Blood Bound Series Book 1) by J.L. Myers

Book 2, Made By Design coming out mid 2014!

Amelia Lamont never asked to unleash her inner vampire

Amelia’s normal teen world is shattered when a terrifying nightmare awakens the monster inside her. A newfound, insatiable thirst for blood that leads her to drain the school quarterback is only the beginning; she’s horrified to discover that her family and best friend Kendrick have been harboring the secret all along. And is the strangely alluring boy who seems hell-bent on curbing her murderous, blood-filled desires a friend, or foe?

To escape detection Amelia and her twin brother Dorian are forced to move to a new town, and the challenge of a new, exclusive high school where nearly every classmate smells like prey. Including the irresistible Ty, who seems hauntingly familiar, yet darkly menacing …

Amelia’s disturbing dreams and entanglement in a web of forbidden romance render her increasingly powerless against the chilling lies and secrets of vampire power struggles. And, as she soon discovers, vampire politics mixed with outlawed love can be a lethal cocktail.

Falling in love may just cost Amelia everything: her friends, her family…even her life

Move over Twilight, True Blood and Underworld! J.L. Myers’ first book in the Blood Bound series will have you swooning for more!

Warning – This book contains some language and sexual situations.

YA/ Vampire/ Paranormal Fiction

Author: J.L. Myers

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
173 reviews

Runes: A runes Novel (Runes series Book 1) by Ednah Walters

Oh HOLY COW! This book was a mind blowing surprise!…Maida (Love Affair with a Book reviews)

Walters can weave a story. Wow. The pages practically sizzled whenever Torin made an appearance…Kristy Sartain- (Whispering Pretty Stories Reviews)

Runes is a must read for fans of YA books!…Brenna- (Two Tall Tales blog)

Runes is filled with mythology, romance and intriguing mystery…Sharon C – (Obsession with Books blog)

Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.

Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about him. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life

ALSO IN THE SERIES:

IMMORTALS (book 2-coming August 2013)

Author: Ednah Walters

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
1018 reviews

AEGIS RISING: Action Adventure Mystery Thriller (The Aegis League Series Book 1) by S.S. Segran and Gordon Williams

#1 AMAZON KINDLE BESTSELLER – Teen/YA, Action-Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi***Winner of the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards******2014 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree***Three Worlds Collide, Unlikely Heroes Arise.Over a remote northern forest, a small plane carrying five teenage friends flies into a freak storm. Struck by lightning, the aircraft crashes and the passengers find themselves cast into a life-changing adventure.In a hidden valley, a mysterious people gaze at the stormy sky as a glowing object with fiery wings disappears behind a mountain ridge. The astonishing sight reignites an ancient prophecy foretelling the arrival of five chosen ones destined to become bearers of light against a dark storm gathering on humanity’s horizon.In a distant city, a secretive organization led by a shadowy figure initiates a sequence of cataclysmic events designed to wreak havoc across the planet, beginning with a remote mining site in northern Canada.As the three worlds collide, unlikely heroes arise. Armed with powers entrusted to them by the ancient prophecy and the resilience of their life-long bond, the five teens take a stand against a malevolent foe.Amazon Ranking#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Mythology#1 Top Rated in Teen & Young Adult Sci-Fi Mystery eBooks˃˃˃ Praise for Aegis Rising — Recipient of the coveted B.R.A.G. Medallion for 2014″RECOMMENDED. A title like this is screaming for adaptation as a successful film…” ~The US Review of Books~”THRILLING!…grips onto the reader and never lets go!” ~Feathered Quill Book Reviews~”A MASTERPIECE. Hunger Games meets The Eye of God with a dash of Percy Jackson” ~The Star~”FIVE STARS. Unique and compelling. Delivers on every level…” ~Readers’ Favorite Reviews~”RIVETING! Takes you on an intriguing ride through mysterious forests and mist-covered mountains to corporate boardrooms and global schemes. Prepare to be swept away on a breathtaking journey!” ~SAGE Foundation~”As a fantasy fiction writer I have to admit that I am a harsher critic when it comes to novels in this genre. Books in this class I feel should be able to captivate the imagination and place you in a different realm. AEGIS RISING accomplishes that and a whole lot more. It is truly a classic in the making!” ~ Michael Beas – Bestselling Author of ‘Strump’ ~”This is an exceptional book that will easily fall within the same realm as other mega successful stories of teenage adventure. Would not be surprised to see this adapted into a blockbuster movie.” ~WL Johnson~˃˃˃ The Adventure Continues! Get your FREE copy of AEGIS INCURSION (Book Two) today!Limited time pre-launch offer. Sign up for your FREE copy of AEGIS INCURSION at www.sssegran.com Available on Amazon soon!AEGIS INCURSIONSince their return from the Dema-Ki Valley, Mariah, Aari, Tegan, Kody and Jag have tried to get back to their normal lives. Unknown to them, forces are gathering that threaten the entire world – a dark storm that will test The Five to their limits. Reminiscent of the survivalist action of Hunger Games with shades of Eye of God and the camaraderie of the Percy Jackson series, AEGIS RISING signaled the beginning of a unique and compelling series that appealed to readers across a variety of genres. If you enjoyed AEGIS RISING, you will find the gripping action and intrigue of AEGIS INCURSION irresistible.CLAIM YOUR LIMITED TIME FREE COPY OF AEGIS INCURSION at www.sssegran.com/free-download* Free Offer Ends on Midnight, November 28, 2014. Scroll up and grab a copy of Aegis Rising today & Visit www.sssegran.com to sign up for your FREE copy of Aegis Incursion (Book Two)

Author: S.S. Segran and Gordon Williams

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
206 reviews

AEGIS INCURSION: Action Adventure Sci-Fi Thriller (Aegis League Series Book 2) by S.S. Segran and Gordon Williams

Explosive Sequel to the #1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller, AEGIS RISING*** #3 ON AMAZON’S HOT NEW RELEASE *** WORLDS COLLIDE . HEROES ARISE ***“Unique and compelling! With non-stop action, adventure and intrigue, Aegis Incursion will appeal to fans of Maze Runner, Percy Jackson and Hunger Games.” ~Michael Beas – Bestselling Author of ‘Strump: A World of Shadows’ ~“S.S.Segran brings us a worthy sequel to her best-selling debut novel, Aegis Rising. Relentless action and gravity defying twists and turns hold the reader in a tight grip till the last page.” ~ Honore Gbedze ”” The SAGE Foundation ~**************************************************************************On a bright July morning in 1948, a B-29 Superfortress flying a top-secret research mission over Nevada crashes into the calm waters of Lake Mead and sinks, remaining lost for half a century.It has been nearly a year since five friends – Jag, Kody, Mariah, Tegan and Aari – mysteriously reappeared in a small town in Yukon several weeks after their small plane went down in Northern Canada. All were found in good health but with no recollection of what happened to them after the crash.A baffling contagion is spreading across the bread-basket of North America destroying vital crops. As this dark shadow marches across the globe, widespread famine and riots bring desperate nations to the brink of war.These seemingly unrelated events set the stage for a battle between the forces of darkness and those destined to become the ‘bearers of light’. From ravaged fields in the Great Plains to clandestine installations around the world, the Aegis League must race against time to save humanity.Praise for the Aegis League Series”What a blast! A roller coaster ride filled with heart-pounding action and a gripping plot that leaves the reader devouring every page right up to the last word.” ~ John Kirk, As Seen on TV Co.~”RECOMMENDED! Screaming for adaptation as a successful film…” ~The US Review of Books~”Astonishingly Imaginative and thoughtful…” ~Samuel F Pickering – Professor Emeritus of English, University of Connecticut and Inspiration for the film Dead Poets Society~”THRILLING!…grips onto the reader and never lets go!” ~Feathered Quill Book Reviews~”Our student Book Club just finished reading “Aegis Rising” and loved it! Great action and adventure…Thank you for writing a book that is appropriate for YA readers. We can’t wait to read book 2.” ~D. Smith~˃˃˃ Awards & Recognition for Aegis Rising – Book One of the Aegis League Series> Winner of the 2014 READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS> Winner of the 2014 PINNACLE BOOK AWARDS> Winner of the 2015 FEATHERED QUILL ‘BEST DEBUT AUTHOR’ Award> Recipient of the coveted B.R.A.G. MEDALLION for 2014> #1 Amazon Kindle BESTSELLER – Teen/YA, Action-Adventure, Sci-FiScroll up and grab a copy today!

Author: S.S. Segran and Gordon Williams

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
241 reviews

City of Skies (THE VIKING ASSASSIN SERIES Book 1) by Farah Cook

“Every so often, there’s a book that comes along that has you yearning for the next installment.” – Shakera, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ONE GIRL. A DEADLY QUEST. AN EPIC JOURNEY.Nora Hunt has just joined the deadly quest to discover the ancient Viking legend of the hidden Shadowislands. Her post-apocalyptic dystopian world, Triangle of Peace, is the only home she’s ever known. But at sixteen years old, the skilled young warrior joins an elite band of Raiders called Jarls. Her mission? Merely to win the perilous battle for Shadowislands and avoid falling in love with the mysterious boy who just happens to be her worst enemy–and she’s not quite sure which task is more difficult…The dangerous battle for the Shadowislands stands between the Jarls and the Rognvald, a group of dark raiders led by Frederick Dahl, whom Nora can’t help but fall in love with. She does her best to keep her love a secret, and when Nora learns she is blessed with special powers by the Norse gods to unlock the Shadowislands, the stakes are higher than ever to claim the heavenly kingdom and crown.Follow Nora Hunt’s action-packed adventure as she fights deadly beasts that guard the ancient myth of the Shadowislands in this epic fantasy saga.

Author: Farah Cook

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
218 reviews

Tutus & Cowboy Boots (Part 1) (Tutus & Cowboy Boots Series) by Casey Peeler

Cadence Lewis has been dancing since she could walk. Living in New York with her parents she has the chance to go to the best dance school in the country, but when her father does the unthinkable she’s forced to leave her dreams behind and move to a small southern town with her mom. Cadence is having a hard time adjusting to her new life when she meets Jade Carpenter. Jade starts to show Cadence that small-town life isn’t so bad, but when Cadence has a chance to go back to New York she is on the next flight and will do anything to get her old life back.

Interview with the Author
Q – So, what makes Tutus & Cowboy Boots (Part 1) special?

A – When I began to write this novel, I wanted to create something that was fun and like something I enjoy reading. Typically my top books are usually young adult contemporary, teen literature and fiction, country romance, and books with social and family issues. Basically, anything with love, real life, and heartache.

Tutus & Cowboy Boots is a great combination of these genres. You’ll find the book focuses on family, social issues, dating, and coming of age decisions.
Overall, the novel, Tutus & Cowboy Boots, is designed to make you fall in love with the small town way of life- Imagine Step Up colliding with Sweet Home Alabama.

Q – What order should I read the books in?

A – Tutus & Cowboy Boots (Part 1)
– Tutus & Cowboy Boots (Part 2) coming April 2016

Q – So, why should readers give these books a try?

“Casey brings her undeniable exuberance for life to her passion for coming of age stories where she weaves charming and believable stories of love, country music, and small town life.” ~EMI Recording Artist Kelleigh Bannen

If you enjoy young adult romances that are filled with real world situations that feature positive moral and values Tutus & Cowboy Boots is for you.

And thanks for reading y’all!

Tutus & Cowboy Boots (Part 1) eBook Categories:
– Teen & Young Adult
– Social Issues
– Sports & Outdoors
– Farm life
– Small Town Romance
– Family
– Divorce
– Country Romance Novel
– Love & Romance
– Country Boy Romance
– Coming of Age Clean
– Dancer romance

Author: Casey Peeler

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
143 reviews