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Friday, 31 October 2014

Blog Tour! The Unhappening of Genesis Lee by Shallee McArthur + Guest Post

The Unhappening of Genesis Lee
Behind 352 Pages
Released: 18 November 2014
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
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At the Other End:
Seventeen-year-old Genesis Lee has never forgotten anything. As one of the Mementi—a small group of genetically-enhanced humans—Gena remembers everything with the help of her Link bracelets, which preserve memories perfectly. But Links can be stolen, and six people have already lost their lives to a memory thief, including Gena’s best friend.

Anyone could be next. Which is why Gena is less than pleased to meet a strange but charming boy named Kalan who claims that they’ve not only met, but that Gena knows who the thief is.

The problem is, Gena doesn’t remember Kalan, she doesn’t remember seeing the thief, and she doesn’t know why she’s forgetting things— or how much else she might forget. As growing tensions between Mementi and ordinary humans drive the city of Havendale into chaos, Gena and Kalan team up to search for the thief. And as Gena loses more memories, they realize they have to solve the mystery fast.

Because Gena’s life is unhappening around her.

 





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Shallee McArthur originally wanted to be a scientist, until she discovered she liked her science best in fictional form. When she’s not writing young adult science fiction and fantasy, she’s attempting to raise her son and daughter as proper geeks. A little part of her heart is devoted to Africa after volunteering twice in Ghana. She has a degree in English from Brigham Young University and lives in Utah with her husband and two children.

She is represented by Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates. Her YA sci fi novel, THE UNHAPPENING OF GENESIS LEE, debuts from Sky Pony Press Nov. 4, 2014.

And because people always ask, her name is pronounced "shuh-LEE." But she answers to anything that sounds remotely close.
Find Shallee:
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1. Where have we seen you before? (previous projects/works)
Well, this is my first book, so you haven’t seen me in a bookstore yet! (Unless you’ve been to my local bookstore at the same time I’ve been there. Wait, are you stalking me?) BUT, I do have a blog and I’m on Twitter and Facebook, so maybe you’ve seen me around there.

2. What goes through your mind after your novel has been on sale for the first week?

Well, the book isn’t out as I write this, but when my ARCs came out it was sort of like a as09uroiuf(*&(*^. Or something like that. You think “I WROTE A BOOK THAT PEOPLE ARE READING.” And you have fits of lunatic laughter that devolve into terrified sobs.
Man, I sound like an emotional wreck, don’t I?

3. What inspired you to write this novel?

Ever read the book The Giver? That book changed my life when I was like nine, and I knew that someday, I would write a book of my own about memories. And then there was my mom, who has memories attached to every object she owns (“this is the first brush I ever used to brush your hair as a baby!”). And finally, there was my husband, who said, “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could store memories of important objects IN those objects?”
And I said, “Heck yeah, it WOULD be cool.”

4. What do you think about when getting/seeing negative reviews?

First I think, “NOOOOOO!” Kinda Darth Vader style, and all. It really is just a bit (or a lot, depending on your mood) crushing to know that someone doesn’t like this story you’ve created.

But then I think, “Well, that book and that person just weren’t meant for each other.” Because, like in life and romance, not all books and all people are meant to be a couple. And that’s fine. That’s expected. That’s GOOD. Because maybe that person will find another amazing book that is meant for them. And maybe a new person will find that YOUR book is meant for them.

5. How long was the writing/planning process?
All in all (if we don’t count revisions with my agent and editor), it was about a year and a half. 

The planning and revisions took the longest—I wrote the first draft in 6 weeks.

6. What was your reaction to the cover art when you saw it for the first time? Did you have any ideas from the days of writing/inspiration?
My first reaction was “AHHH, COVER!” I really loved the concept—I got to put together a document to send the designer before-hand of pictures and things that inspired me, and the designer really got what I was going for. I actually requested a few modifications to the cover to make the central image and title really pop, and my publisher and designer were great to work with. I love that it captures the idea of Gena (the MC) being “unhappened,” and I love that it shows her dancing, and I love that she’s in the stars. All of these things are important in the story.

7. Any plans for future writing projects? Any being worked on now?

Oh yes! But if I tell you, I’d have to kill you.

Ha, kidding. I’m finishing up a new book now that’s a psychological spy thriller. It’s CRAZY, and so much fun. Apparently, I really like twisted psychological plot lines…

8. Top 5 books

  •  The Giver by Lois Lowry
  •  A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  •  Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  •  The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  •  Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

9. What book/s from other authors do you wish you had written?
Oh man. Anything from Maggie Stiefvater. I wish I could write the gorgeous, mystical stories and real, complex characters with the kind of lyrical prose she pulls off.

10. Why read your novel?

Not going to lie, I always have a hard time with this one. Mostly because I know it’s not a book for everyone, so I don’t want to tell everyone they have to read it because of one particular reason!

But I will say, if you’re into psychologically-driven science fiction that deals with the complexities of mental illness, the risks of advancing technology, the messiness of families, and the question of the role memories play in our identity, then maybe this book is one for you.




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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Book Spotlight: Enscrolled by Connie L Smith

Enscrolled (Division Chronicles #3)
Behind 300 Pages
Released: 14 October 2014
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Publisher: Self Published
Buy Me: Amazon  |  Smashwords
At the Other End:
In the aftermath of the latest battle, the stakes are higher than ever before, time hardly an ally to Nicholai’s army of paranormal soldiers. The Tomes remain hidden, and the clock is ticking for the Essenced tainted with the demon’s incurable toxin. And beyond those worries, reason exists to suspect that magic might be vanishing, a twist that could insurmountably cripple the army’s capabilities prior to the war’s conclusion.

Never has the conflict felt quite as desperate, danger escalating and hope lessening with the slow drain of each issue’s hourglass.

Will the answers to these dilemmas surface in time, or will the efforts of the band of warriors fail to prevent the ruin of the world?

Connie L. Smith spends far too much time with her mind wandering in fictional places. She reads too much, likes to bake, and might forever be sad that she doesn’t have fairy wings. And that she can’t swing dance. Her music of choice is severely outdated, and as an adult she’s kind of obsessed with Power Rangers. She has her BA from Northern Kentucky University in Speech Communication and History (she doesn’t totally get the connection either), and is currently working on her MA.

Find Connie:
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McKenna watched him leave before refocusing on Johnny, confused at the expression her boyfriend wore. “What are you smirking at?”
He shrugged. “I’m just not sure how this could be such a bad memory. My girl glued to my side.” Wiggling his eyebrows, he continued. “Playing nurse…”
“Well, you are poisoned,” she deadpanned. “That puts a damper on these types of situations for most people.”
“Oh, you’re serious again.” His smirk broadened. “Are you gonna yell at me like you did when my leg was broken? That was attractive…”
Though she fought against it, her smile emerged, spreading over her lips as she shook her head. “You’re impossible. You know that?”
“Nah. I just learned along the way how to make my girl smile.”
Her grin lingered until her attention descended to his leg, the spot of the poison’s initial contact. Then she frowned, her eyes filling with tears and her hands beginning to tremble. Just ten days, she thought. 
“Hey.” Johnny cupped her face, gentling bringing her gaze to lock with his. “We’re not gonna think about that because that’s gonna get taken care of.” Tobias again entered the medical room, moving directly to the corner reserved for the cure’s research to recommence his work. “See?” Johnny nodded his head toward the angel. “Look how dedicated he is to finding this. Think of all the soldiers around us who are perfectly capable of getting whatever weird ingredients he comes up with. If you do, ten days will seem like a lifetime, because it’s plenty of time.”
And then she was the one smirking. “That’s quite optimistic.”
He laughed, shrugging. “I told you that you’re rubbing off on me.”
“And you’re trusting others. Like you finally flipped a switch.”
“It isn’t like flipping a switch.” He smiled, revisiting the lecture she’d given him while stranded on a cliff. “It’s like deciding not to be in the darkness anymore. You take steps, and the light comes a little at a time until the darkness is gone.”
She quirked an eyebrow, chuckling. “That seems vaguely familiar.”
“Someone really smart once told me that.” Pulling her closer, he tapped the tip of her nose with his finger. “She was really hot, too.”

Monday, 27 October 2014

Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon #1)
Behind 324 Pages
Released: 1 June 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: HardieGrant Egmont Australia
Buy Me: Angus & Robertson  |  Booktopia  |  Bookworld  |  Book Depository  |  Fishpond
At the Other End:
Galen is strong, protective and gorgeous, with striking violet eyes and a body to make you shiver - and that's just when he's in human form. 

He's from the House of Triton, god of the sea, and he's searching for a girl with the gift of Poseidon to save his brother from marrying a fraud. Emma is a human. Or so she thinks. 

When Emma meets Galen on the beach, they both sense a sizzling chemistry. But can Galen convince her that she holds the key to his kingdom - without letting on that he's falling for her?


New York Times Bestselling author of The Syrena Legacy series. 

Grew up in a town called Niceville. No, seriously. I graduated from Niceville High School. So did J Lo's second husband. And the guy that plays Aqua Man on Smallville dated my best friend. 

Now I indulge my tendency to lie by writing the lies down and selling them to publishers. Well actually my agent sells it, so she's an accomplice to lies. One of my lies is called OF POSEIDON. The sequel is called OF TRITON. The last and final installment is OF NEPTUNE, and it released May 13, 2014. Be on the lookout for JOYRIDE, my YA Contemporary out June 2, 2015--Bonnie & Clyde meets Latina Pretty in Pink!

Find Anna:
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A hooking story that will leave you reeling for more Syrena.


 

WOW. WOW. WOW. WOW. WOW.
I can’t believe that I read this book in one day, it was just that good (not to mention the fact that I actually had time to read all day was also a major help)

This book literally gets straight into it. In the first few sentences, that’s when Emma bumps into Galen. It takes a massive dive straight into the book, and it completely hooks you from that very first page. The entire book, actually, is completely gripping. I could not stop reading, nor did I want to. It was still hooking, despite the issues that I had with it.

The only thing that I had trouble with was how stupid the characters were sometimes, and how predictable it all was. I guess, these two basically tie in together, because they were stupid not to figure out what was happening or the real truth behind Emma’s heritage, then it was predictable because you could see what needed to happen, and you could tell what was going to happen, either a few chapters before or just before it was all going to happen. Seriously, some of these things were literally thrown in your face and the characters couldn’t figure it out, it was SO BLINDLINGLY OBVIOUS. 
Really, the one thing that would have been a shocker, was the fake princess, except that was revealed in the blurb..... Yep, it’s been a while since I’ve talked about my loathing for spoiler-y blurbs, and this is definitely one of them. It didn’t ruin this book completely for me, but it did in the slighted bit because I wasn’t as shocked as I could have been.  Oh, and a really minor thing, was that the chapters weren’t named with who’s POV it was, and I got confused a few times at the beginning of a new chapter.

Is it just me, or did anyone else think that the tails of the Syrena would look like Shark tails than plain old Mermaid fins?

That being said, I did still like the characters, even though they were complete dim-wits half the time. I like how Emma tries, yet doesn’t succeed, to not fall for Galen (which, half the female protagonists practically jump into the love interests lap now). I liked her personality, and how stubborn she was. Her motivation was brilliant, and I loved how she stood up for what she believed in, and did what she thought was right. It was a bit weird though, how everything started to happen all at once, but then at the end it’s revealed why that is. I like how Galen was practically clueless to most human slang, it was really amusing, and I felt myself chuckling a few times at the banter between Emma and Galen, as well as what he did and didn’t know that is so normal to us, yet so foreign to him. 

I think I instantly liked Rayna, she was a take-no-bullshit kind of girl, very dominant in general, and for some reason I couldn’t explain, I just liked her. She’s a girl I could instantly be friends with, and I instantly liked how she always told the truth, even if she sometimes revealed it badly. 

Even though we only get a very brief glimpse of Chloe, I definitely had a kind of love-hate relationship with her. I didn’t really like her at the start, she was obnoxious and way too overbearing. But then after she dies, I got to know her better from how Emma talks about her. I loved how she is remembered throughout the entire book, and not just completely forgotten a few chapters after she dies. Even after she moves on and comes to terms with her best friend’s death, she still remembers her from time to time, and it feels a lot more natural and believable. I related to Emma and Chloe a whole lot more because of this. 

This book was absolutely brilliant. The ending was a massive cliffhanger, especially because it’s predicted, and leaves right in the middle of things. I can’t wait to start reading the next book (which is sitting right beside me, ready to be picked up after I finish writing this) and see what happens. 


Of Triton (Of Poseidon #2)
Released: 1 July 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: HardieGrant Egmont Australia
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At the Other End:
Emma is half-mermaid: a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. But she's in love with Galen - a gorgeous Syrena from the House of Triton, god of the sea. If Emma's secret is discovered by the Syrena, she risks being put to death as a half-breed. 

Emma's mother has spent years in hiding. Once a princess in the House of Poseidon, she escaped the sea to live as a human. Aware of the danger her daughter faces, she is determined to keep Emma away from the Syrena. But her reappearance after so many years turns the two underwater kingdoms - Poseidon and Triton - against one another. 

How can Emma and Galen stay together when their two rival kingdoms - and two different worlds - just want to tear them apart?

Of Neptune (Of Poseidon #3)
Released: 1 May 2014
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: HardieGrant Egmont Australia
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At the Other End:
Emma and her gorgeous boyfriend Galen are desperate for some time alone, away from their underwater sea kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. They visit the small town of Neptune - home to land-dwelling, fresh-water Syrena - but there's an undercurrent of tension between the Syrena of Neptune and those from the sea. 

Neptune holds another threat too: in particular, a charming Half-Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. 

In this stunning conclusion to her bestselling Syrena Legacy, Anna Banks thrills fans with more action and romance than ever.



This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Stacking the Shelves (31)


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
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Thank you Simon and Schuster Australia for sending me this review copy!

 Every Second Counts (Split Second #2) by Sophie McKenzie
This series looks so good, I can't wait to get started!

Finally, I have brought the last book in this series! The hardback is gorgeous with the green and gold. The first and second book have been staring at me and begging me to get this last one since it came out... better late than never!

Thank you to the wonderful Eugenia at Genie in a Book!
I've heard so many things about this book, and I just want to hurry up and read it, so I can see what everyone is talking about! I've seen it compared to The Selection series, but I haven't read that series yet, so I wonder how this will go for me?

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Early Review: Corruption by Jessica Shirvington + Bookmarks

Corruption (Disruption #2)
Behind 336 Pages
Released: 1 November 2014
Genre: Dystopian, Romance
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Buy Me: Angus & Robertson  |  Booktopia  |  Bookworld  |  Fishpond
At the Other End:
You can't stop technology. 

You can't go back in time and have a do-over. 

But you can cut off the head of the dragon. 

You can show the world the truth. 
And you can fight for the people whose lives have been stolen from them. 
And the price for her quest? 

Possibly everything.



Jessica Shirvington is the author of THE VIOLET EDEN CHAPTERS also known as THE EMBRACE SERIES, stand alone novel, BETWEEN THE LIVES and has an exciting new duology called DISRUPTION on the way in 2014.

An entrepreneur, author, and mother living in Sydney, Australia, Jessica is also a 2011 & 2012 finalist for Cosmopolitan’s annual Fun, Fearless Female Award. She’s also one of the lucky few who met the love of her life at age seventeen: Matt Shirvington, a former Olympian and current sports broadcaster for Foxtel and Fox Sports. Married for twleve years with two beautiful daughters, Sienna and Winter, Jessica knows her early age romance and its longevity has definitely contributed to how she tackles relationships in her YA novels. 
Find Jessica:
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The perfect conclusion to this amazing series; one of my all time favourites.


I can’t tell you all how much I loved this book. It was complete and utter perfection from the very first page to the last.

Corruption starts off, literally, where Disruption finishes. When I say literally, I mean, once you finish Disruption, the start to Corruption is like the start to a new chapter. I would definitely binge-read this duology when I get the chance and it’s all sunken in. If you are wary of any sort of ‘filler’, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Every page of this book was important to the journey that Maggie was taking, and honestly, you don’t feel like you want to skip anything, it is all action packed.

The characters are everything you would want and imagine in a thrilling conclusion. Maggie is as fierce as she was in Disruption, yet she is changed because of what happened at the end of the first book. She has moved out of her comfort zone in this book, and she actually makes mistakes! Like whoaaaaaa... That just makes me like her even more. She accepts what is going to happen, when it happens, she has to put her own feelings aside some of the time to do what is right and fight for what she believes in, and is, ultimately, the right thing to do. 

I ship Quinn and Maggie to the moon and back. These two are so right for each other, that it makes you want to have Phera-Tech, just for the sole reason to find your match and to have a love like these two. In any case, Gus is his own ship haha, he is too much of a lovable character to be able to share him with anyone else. I absolutely loved Gus in this book as much as all the other characters. He helped Maggie get up on her feet after everything that she has been through, and has made her stronger and a better person, on a completely different side than to Quinn (as in, not a romantic way). 

I wasn’t sure exactly where this book was going to be headed, especially with how and where Disruption ended, but this book was beyond all of my expectations. Sure, you could guess one or two minor things here and there, but nothing that wasn’t meant to be hidden. Its like, some hints were put in there right before something was going to happen, and then you got to hear in detail about it. 

The ending.... Just WOW. Those last words..... The ending was done perfectly (just like the rest of the book). I just have one little thing that I am curious about, but that’s just a personal little tid-bit that doesn’t even affect the whole of the book or the outcome of anything.

If you haven’t picked up this series yet, I don’t know what you’re waiting for, but it better be for this second book to come out so you can binge read. Just GO!!!!


Disruption (Disruption #1)
Behind 416 Pages
Released: 1 April 2014
Genre: Dystopian, Romance, Science Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Buy Me: Amazon  |  Angus & Robertson  |  Audible  |  Booktopia  |  Bookworld  |  Fishpond
At the Other End:
What if a microchip could identify your perfect match? 
What if it could be used against you and the ones you love? 

Eight years ago, Mercer Corporation's M-Bands became mandatory. An evolution of the smartphone, the bracelets promised an easier life. Instead, they have come to control it. 

Two years ago, Maggie Stevens watched helplessly as one of the people she loved most was taken from her, shattering her world as she knew it. 

Now, Maggie is ready. And Quentin Mercer - heir to the M-Corp empire - has become key to Maggie's plan. But as the pieces of her dangerous design fall into place, could Quentin's involvement destroy everything she's fought for? 

In a world full of broken promises, the ones Maggie must keep could be the most heartbreaking.





This novel was received for review via HarperCollins Australia. This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Book Discussion: My Bookish Confessions

These are my confessions........
(yes, that Usher song has been playing in my head the entire post)

I've decided to write this post to see what everyone's weird and strange bookish habits are that you don't really tell anyone about, as well as confessing my own. Some of mine aren't so bad, but I do get a bit embarrassed by others. 

Mine are (in order from 'not so bad' to 'people look at me like a loony':

1.  Covers
I'm obsessed with covers, and I have to get my hands on the prettiest edition, otherwise the book will be staring at me in the face every single day on my shelf. Not to mention, that the entire series has to have matching covers, with the same style. If the covers change, I will give the original cover away and go and buy the new edition cover, just so that they are all the same.
Even if I don't get it straight away, I need to know that I will get it one day; and even if this means that I need to get the entire series in two editions, then I will be happy... well, semi-happy depending on this next point.

2.  Book Heights
I cannot begin to describe to you how bad I am with needing to have the same size in the entire series. Just like what I said above with the entire series has to be matching, I've given away books as well because of height differences. Speaking of... one series is sitting on my shelf staring at me as I type.....
P.S. I loathe International Editions of books (that don't say that they are INT ED.s).... THEY ARE ONLY A FEW CM DIFFERENT IN HEIGHT!!! WHYYYYYYYYY

3.  Publisher on Spine
This one is going to seem a bit silly (I think I'm being completely rational about this), but I won't buy a series in different editions (even if they all editions have the exact same cover and height) because the publisher on the spine is different. For some strange reason, I will purposely not get books by the American publisher imprint Speak. Why? Well I don't like the spine logo.......
SEE!!! Look how much better Prodigy looks with the typed logo and not the massive one on Legend and Crossed. For me, it makes the books look really cheap with the logo like that. Just think, on your shelf, the most looked at part of every book is the spine. I don't have anything against Speak, I liked both of these books, and want to get books that they have also published, but I'll be looking for other editions for the more professional looking spine that goes well with the cover. Sorry guys, nothing personal, I'm just weird.

4.  Book Series & Genre Bookshop Shelving
I've had a few people laugh at me over this one.... and I probably would laugh at myself too if I looked at myself on the security footage.
Whenever I go into bookshops, and I see a series that is put on the shelf in the wrong order, I will go out of my way to put them in order. Sometimes, I even find that one book is shelved in one genre, and the others in the series are shelved in another, so I do the same thing, purposely go out of my way to put it in the correct genre (even if it wasn't there originally). Whenever someone asks what I'm doing, I always tell them that I do it for the people who walk into a bookshop looking for a series, and don't know what order the books belong in, if they are shelved in the correct order, then I'm helping, not to mention that if I was ever like that, then I would like it to be in order too.

Now you tell me, what are your bookish confessions?! Oh, and how crazy do you all think I am now? Do you share any of the same confessions that I do?

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Pre-Order BLITZ! Dust by Sarah Daltry

Dust
Behind 223 Pages
Released: 6 November 2014
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Little Bird Publishing House
Pre-Order: Amazon
At the Other End:

Who makes YOUR choices?
"I was once the type of person who was impressed by starlight; the type of person who would dance beneath glass ceilings and let the world swim in its loveliness. The sky reminds me of the parties we used to throw - parties like the one last night. The memories bring back the trill of harps and endless ripples of satisfied laughter. Now, though, when I try to recall what I felt, all I hear is screaming."
In a world ravaged by war and oppressive forces of evil, a princess must fight to claim her bloodright and save her people.
When the princess, Alondra, falls for the beautiful, blue eyes of a hooded stranger, it awakens in her a taste for freedom and an escape from her duty.
But her parents have other plans; they have a kingdom to protect and Alondra must marry to ensure the peace between nations. Only what happens when your parents choose a cold-hearted assassin as your betrothed?
As lies, illusions, and long hidden vendettas surface, the princess has to confront a very secret history. One that makes her realize that she not only risks losing her liberty, but also everything she has known and loved.

Sarah Daltry is a varied author, known best for the contemporary New Adult series, 'Flowering', a six-title series that explores the complexities of relationships, including how we survive the damage from our pasts with the support of those who love us. Although the books are no longer in print, they are being rewritten and redeveloped for future publication. Please visit Sarah's website for more details.
As a former English teacher and YA library coordinator, Sarah has always loved Young Adult literature and 'Dust', an epic fantasy novel where romance blends with the blood and grit of war, is her second official foray into YA, following the gamer geek romantic comedy, 'Backward Compatible'. Most of Sarah's work is about teens and college students, as it's what she knows well.
Sarah's passion in life is writing - weaving tales of magic and beauty. The modern and vast social networking world is an alternative universe that she makes infrequent trips to, but when she does, readers will find her attentive, friendly and happy to discuss the magic of stories and reading.
Sarah has moved back and forth between independent and traditional publishing. Her first novel, 'Bitter Fruits', is with Escape, an imprint of Harlequin Australia, and she signed with Little Bird Publishing in the spring of 2014.
Sarah has also written 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,' a reimagining of one of her favorite poems in a contemporary setting.
She is an obsessive Anglophile who spends more time watching BBC TV than any human being should, as well as a hardcore gamer and sarcastic nerd.
Find Sarah:
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