Orb of Incendia by M.R. Polish and Bill Morgan

The long awaited sequel to Mark of the Dragon now has a release date and a cover!  We are excited to share Orb of Incendia with everyone and can not wait to let Andra and Liam back out into the world.  We are greedy and have had them long enough, it is time.

Orb of Incendia

Release date: January 1st, 2016

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No one expected a queen dragon to bond with a rider in the Vetaunex, least of all with Andra.  Her arrival changed everything.  The lost scrolls would tell her history and save the lives of so many dragons, but they were nowhere to be found.  Each death brought a new pain to her heart, and Andra could feel it all.

Liam and his dragon escaped the wrath of Regina but are now in hiding.  They stumble upon old stories hidden in the mountains, except to fit the pieces together they must fly away from Aquaistra and Santerrian, into the uncharted sky.  It is a mission that could end the war and save the dragons, but there is no guarantee that they will make it back.

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Quanta by Lola Dodge Review & GIVEAWAY!!!

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The Blurb:

Just because Quanta can see the future doesn’t mean she can change it. She’s spent most of her life imprisoned, feeding her captors information to keep herself alive, but she’s finally reached the endgame and her death creeps closer by the moment.

The son of two senators, Altair Orpheus leads a life of privilege that provides the perfect cover for his side job: working with the rebel Shadow Ravens to undermine the ruling Seligo government. Everything is running like clockwork until he crosses paths with Quanta. As he watches her deftly maneuver through life in a perverse prison, his plastic heart melts. A jailbreak would be suicide, but Tair is willing to sacrifice everything to give her a chance at happiness.

Now Quanta senses a terrifying new future brewing. She and Tair are bound together, but every image of them kissing, snuggling, and acting knee-weakeningly happy is balanced by a much darker possibility. They’ll be picture perfect together, but only until time rips them apart. How can she follow her heart when she’s seen how their love plays out?

 

My Review:

I LOVED this book and fully expect to see it one day in film! Quanta is the second book in The Shadow Ravens series– a series written by three different authors and set in a futuristic world run by a genetically modified caste system.  Much like the Hunger Games, it opens with a palpable tension that never lets up and keeps you on edge until the very end.

I just couldn’t put this book down.

Reminiscent of the movie Edge of Tomorrow (which was originally the Japanese military sci/fi novel All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka,) it amps up the time travel genre and keeps the reader gasping, “No Way!”

The love story meshes perfectly with the action. Lola Dodge knows how to marry romance and action so seamlessly that the reader isn’t jarred between the two, but keeps turning pages to see how the two characters (Quanta and Altair) can possibly survive long enough to begin their love story–the love story that we’ve been watching through Quanta’s time visions from the moment we first see Altair.

Overall, exciting read and well written. Though it is the second book in the series, it could easily be stand alone. If you are the kind of reader that HAS to read your series in order (that would be me!) then click here to read our review of Cipher by Aileen Erin.  I can’t wait for book three in the series!

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AUTHOR BIO:
Lola Dodge is a compulsive traveler, baker, and procrastinator. She earned her BA in English from Stonehill College and MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University–and hasn’t stopped moving since. When she’s not on the road, Lola spends her time indoors where the sunlight can’t melt her, writing or bingeing on anime and cherry soda. She can be summoned in a ritual involving curry, Hello Kitty idols, and a solid chocolate pentagram.
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The Shadow Ravens Series, Cipher by Aileen Erin

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Guest Post by author Lindsey S. Frantz

In expectation of the release of Quanta by Lola Dodge, the second book in The Shadow Raven’s series, author Lindsey S. Frantz has given a fabulous review of the the first book in the series, Cipher by Aileen Erin.

The Blurb:

Alone and on the run, Cipher doesn’t talk about her secrets, her powers, o23249649 (1)r the people chasing her. She can’t let anyone get that close. At least, she shouldn’t.

Knight is working undercover for the bad guys. He’s done things that have marked his soul, but it’ll all be worth it if he can save the girl who means everything to him—the girl who saved his life by putting herself in danger. It’s been twelve years, but Knight knows she’s still alive, and he’s made it his mission to find her and keep her safe.

When Knight finally catches up to Cipher, electricity sparks. He’s crazy gorgeous, stupid brilliant, and begging to lift the burden from Cipher’s shoulders. Can she really trust him with her secrets? With her life?

She doesn’t have long to decide, because Knight isn’t the only who’s been looking for her. Now Cipher can’t run without leaving him behind. What good is being together if they’re both dead?

To save Knight, Cipher will finally stop running…one way or another.

Lindsey’s Review:

Computer hackers, the power to manipulate electricity, and different genetic modifications that make people faster, stronger, smarter, and sometimes immortal. Cipher by Aileen Erin has all of these things and more. Not to mention a love story that catches you and carries you along like you’re riding a raft through the rapids.

Ciper—a Red Helix, one of the children born with an ability that gets them killed at birth—is the kind of female character that is strong, independent, and doesn’t need any man. To take it a step further, when she’s given the opportunity to fall for a man, she fights it with everything in her to maintain her independence, even though she’s drawn to him in a way she can’t explain.

Knight—a double Helix, both Green and Black—is the kind of male character that makes you want to fall in love with him and hold on tight. Strong, modified for both strength (black helix) and intelligence/technology (green helix), and totally dedicated to finding the little girl who saved him as a child by electrocuting his abusive father with a touch of her finger.

Following Cipher and Knight across the country as they learn to trust each other is a whirlwind of emotion, sexual tension, and mystery. This book is a very quick read—mostly because you can’t put it down—and will leave you wanting so much more from this world.

Cipher is part of a book series, written by three different authors, set in this world filled with people with different genetic mods. The second book, Quanta, is set to release on October 13th. It will follow a different Red Helix, and after reading book one, I cannot wait for book two to be out.

 

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THE DIMENSION THIEVES, Episode 1

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Imagine a world where tyranny ruled– where free will was a foreign concept–a Once Upon a time…

   “Free will had been thrown from society’s highest cliffs decades ago and Force often felt he was chasing nothing more than a filmy ghost of it.”

A world where lower classes, the homeless, and even criminals are droned–made into living robots without a consciousness or perhaps even a soul…

These servants had been people once, before they’d been droned. It couldn’t be so easy to just strip out a soul. It couldn’t.”

Where a ruler could become so power hungry and paranoid that even the middle classes fall to his voracious hunger for more–even those in his inner circle.

Imagine an Earth, perhaps in the far future–perhaps not, where technology and corruption converge, wreaking havoc on civilization.

Something strange is going on behind the scenes, something that teeters between science and the supernatural, when the President’s mechanic opens a portal to another dimension and allows another version of himself into this world.

Meanwhile, Force Steele–in the midst of human oppression and a brutal autocracy– is the voice of quiet rebellion. When the woman he’d hope to make his expected disappears during a period of mass dronings and murders, he risks everything to find her and keep her safe. Only to find that in the end, his father, in the name of the President, has been spearheading the widespread terror.

Misty Provencher’s The Dimension Thieves, Episode One begins in a society that is reminiscent of The Capitol from the Hunger Games. Where the trend in literature seems to lean toward a female point of view, Provencher’s Force Steele is a refreshing male protagonist. He is easy to like and his upper class and highly politicized upbringing doesn’t taint his compassion or his sense of right or wrong. Like a political thriller, the tension is palpable from the start and doesn’t ease up even at the end of the episode.

The Dimension Thieves is a serial novel. (What’s serial fiction?) If you are a fiction binge reader, serials may be sweet torture for you. HOWEVER, the good news is that Misty has six more episodes in this series!  So binge to your heart’s delight!  You won’t be sorry!

Buy The Dimension Thieves, Episode 1

Amy A. Bartol’s Newest Book in the Kricket Series and Giveaway

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This is a spoiler free review. If ever a series needed a book four, it is the Kricket series. It takes an incredibly talented author to woo her readers into loving the hero AND the villain, and Amy A. Bartol has done it! Bartol has weaved a story that creates a conflict of the heart so intense that the reader is left bereft and wanting more. Be prepared, the ending of this book will rip your heart out, but I believe there is so much more to the story and lovers of this series should demand to hear the end of Kricket’s story!

The Kricket Hollowell character is everything I love in a female protagonist. She kicks butt without sacrificing her femininity. She is loving without being naïve. She’s tenacious and a survivor.

Without giving spoilers, Kricket makes a hard decision, essentially sacrificing herself for others. Stuck in an impossible situation, the world of Black and White morphs into various shades of gray. She is forced to navigate alone in a world where the enemy isn’t necessarily who she thought it would be. In the end, she does what she’s always done—what her time on Earth taught her to do: she survives.

Other characters, too, inadvertently find themselves trapped into making heartbreaking decisions that have devastating consequences. In the end, we find that these characters we’ve come to love have not betrayed one another, but have given up what they most wanted—have sacrificed themselves for others.

It’s refreshing to see a character who discovers that there is no white knight—that if she wants to be saved, she will have to save herself. Bartol breaks from the cliché and it elicits a raw, emotional response from her reader. Thankfully, she leaves her ending so ripe for a fourth book, that we only need hope (and campaign hard!) that her publishers give her the green light. So here’s to Kricket #4!

BAWDABAW!

 

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To buy the first two books in the Kricket series: Under different Stars, Sea of Stars

To buy Darken the Stars