Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Shattered Worlds Feature: The Scourge by AG Henley!



Shattered Worlds features A. G. Henley's THE SCOURGE!





The Scourge

Book One of the Brilliant Darkness Series


Seventeen-year-old Groundling, Fennel, is Sightless. She's never been able to see her lush forest home, but she knows its secrets. She knows how the shadows shift when she passes under a canopy of trees. She knows how to hide in the cool, damp caves when the Scourge comes. She knows how devious and arrogant the Groundlings' tree-dwelling neighbors, the Lofties, can be. And she's always known this day would come—the day she faces the Scourge alone.

A tale of star-crossed lovers, strange creatures, and secretive, feuding factions, The Scourge introduces readers to a rich and exciting new world where nothing is as it seems.

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My heart is a desperate animal, smashing against my rib cage. My shivering now has nothing to do with the cold. I sing—another trick Aloe taught me—but the closer I get to the mouth of the cave, the slower I walk and the softer I sing. Then I stop walking and singing altogether, trying to work up the courage to take the last few steps necessary to reach the sunlight.

Something’s thrashing through the forest, coming closer. I hear shrieking, like the dying people of my imagination. I tuck the rabbit’s foot into my pocket and tug a scarf Aloe gave me up over my mouth and nose, preparing for the stench.

For a moment I wonder if my protection will hold, but I push the thought away. It’s the gift of our Sightlessness, as I’ve always been told.
I think of Eland huddled in the gloom of the caves, eating the salty dried meat, waiting for his water ration. That does it. I take a deep breath and step outside.

The creatures surge around me. Their howls pierce me. Even through the barrier of the scarf, I can smell their putrid breath. Something brushes my sleeve and I cry out, wrapping my arms tightly around my body like a shroud.

What if I’m not protected? What if everything I’ve been told about my Sightlessness—everything I’ve believed about myself—isn’t true? The Scourge will consume me, as they have so many others. Or worse, I’ll become like one of them, only knowing hunger, thirst, and the yearning for flesh. I yank the scarf down; it’s suffocating. I wait, shuddering, for biting mouths and tearing hands to find me.




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A.G. Henley is a contributor to Wicked Ink Books' anthologies, OFF BEAT: Nine Spins on Song and TICK TOCK: Seven Tales of Time, and the author of the Brilliant Darkness series. The first book in the series, THE SCOURGE, was a Library Journal Self-e Selection and a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award. A.G. is also a clinical psychologist in Denver, Colorado. She promises not to analyze you... much. Learn more at aghenley.com






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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Shattered Worlds Feature: The Pirate Episode by Kristy Tate



Shattered Worlds features Kristy Tate's THE PIRATE EPISODE!





The Pirate Episode

YA Time Travel


Cambria Brandt, a senior at Norfolk High, juggles homework assignments, tennis practice, and her overprotective mother, all while struggling to conceal her crush on Dr. Fleur, her biology teacher. But one sip of the witching well water makes all her concerns disappear. 

Flung into the intrigues of the American Revolutionary War, Cami discovers a have on Ile du Ciel, the private island of the pirate Captain Phillip La Fleur. Distress and suspicion soon blossom into romance, luring Cami to a life of ease she could never have imagined. But when Dr. Fleur comes in search of her, Cami finds herself torn between two men, two centuries, and two very different futures. 

From a modern day New England high school to the Caribbean Islands, The Pirate Episode is a romantic adventure that proves love knows no time. 





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Cambria
Brandt stood in the doorway holding her tennis racquet, smiling at him in that
knowing way that he found so frustrating on an eighteen-year-old girl. She
always looked at him as if she could read his thoughts, which would be
disastrous for his position at the school if she really could.
“Ah,
Cambria, I hadn’t heard you come in.”
“I think
I left my book in here.” She looked past him and pointed to her fifth period
chair. “There it is.”
Smiling,
she moved past him, smelling earthy and sweat. The air around her moved. He
could practically feel the molecules rearranging themselves, welcoming her into
his space. Typically he didn’t notice what women—girls, he corrected
himself—wore, but he found Cambria’s too-short tennis skirt and tank top hard
to ignore.
Because
he couldn’t indulge in such thoughts about Cami—or any of his students—Joel
strode to his microscope. The bottle of water from the Witching Well sat on the
counter. He had forgotten about that. He picked it up, intending to throw it
away.
“I heard
your sister is getting married,” Cambria said, pausing beside him.
Joel
cleared his throat. “Yes.”
“And
that she’s going to be running the dress shop out of your grandmother’s house.”
“Yes,”
he repeated, adjusting his glasses so that he could see her better. Damn. Why
did she have to look like that? Long blond curly hair, damp with sweat. Flushed
skin. Shining eyes.
“I think
it’s so cool. All the girls love Delia’s Dress Shop. I can’t wait to see her
wedding dress. Celia is so talented.”
Joel
nodded, cursing himself for social ineptitude and his inappropriate thoughts. She’s a kid, he berated
himself. Get a grip.
Waving
her hand in front of her flushed face, she nodded at the water bottle in his
hand. “Can I have a drink? Do you mind?” She reached for it and her fingers
brushed his. Tingles shot up his arm.
Cambria
unscrewed the lid. “The water fountain on the courts is still broken.”
“Um,
that’s not—” Joel began.
But
Cambria didn’t stop to listen. “Don’t worry. I won’t put my lips on it,” she
said. Tipping her head back, she poured the water from the Witching Well into
her mouth.
The
tennis racquet, water bottle and book fell with a clatter as Cambria vanished.




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Kristy lives in Southern Orange County with her husand, son, and her Schnauzer, Grendel. She studied English Literature at Brigham Young University and at BYU's international center in London. She is an award winning and Amazon bestselling author.






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Website:   http://www.kristytate.com/
Amazon Author Page: https://goo.gl/Vd5Hjl
Blog:  http://kristystories.blogspot.com/

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Shattered Worlds Feature: Prison of Statues by Ainsley Shay



Shattered Worlds features Ainsley Shay's PRISON OF STATUES!





Everything is colorless in Iris’ world…until she falls asleep and the nightmares begin.

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“Your dreams are
starting to get worse, aren’t they?” It wasn’t what I expected, but at least he
was talking. It also seemed that I didn’t have to say anything for him to know
that they were getting worse. So, I barely nodded. He lowered his head and mimicked
my gesture. “They've only just begun.

”Without looking at
me, he said, “Once, there was a fallen angel who fell in love
 It was as if the
air was like glass between us, and his spoken words shattered every molecule of
breath into a million pieces.

“I wish you could see
your eyes the way I see them.” In a second flat, my face was on fire. He wasn’t
looking at me when his voice dropped to barely a whisper. “It seems I’ve tried
for millennia to forget what they look like, but it has been a battle I have
given up on.”

The class murmured,
asking Mr. Pene to repeat the word, but he didn’t have to. The isolated word
was meant for me alone, and I heard it perfectly.
Skelside.

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She surrounds herself with positive people and strives for balance in everything (rarely finds it, but she’ll never give up looking for it!). She sleeps with dreams and stones in her pillowcase, loves audio books, and has more jeans with holes than without. Her beta fish, Enzo, excitedly meets her at his window each morning and never fails to put a smile on her face. She loves the beach, but like most Floridians takes that beautiful part of our state for granted. (She’s working on that!) Ainsley lives in South Florida with her incredible husband and three amazing daughters.


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Website:   Ainsleyshay.com
Instagram: Ainsley_Shay

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