Monday 30 June 2014

The Prize Pack of Death Giveaway

Guess what! It's almost release time! In order to celebrate the upcoming releases of My Tethered Soul (August 19th) and Call Me Grim (September 9th), we've put together an amazing giveaway. Not only can you win signed copies of our books, but a killer cool necklace and a $50 Amazon gift card or Paypal cash! Doesn't that sound awesome?

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Thursday 26 June 2014

Review & Giveaway: The Silver Sickle by Ellie Ann

In a world oppressed by false gods who seem to see to the heart of one's every impulse, Ellie Ann constructs a brilliant cogwork puzzle of characters, technology, motives, and hope. I don't use the term cogwork lighty here. When I'm not reading you can probably find me tinkering with something steampunk. Yes, we have conventions. Yes, I attend them. So, when the opportunity to review a somewhat steampunk YA science fiction novel came across my desk, I was oddly enough, a little terrified. Nonetheless, my curiosity won out, and thank goodness, because the World Building made me want to squee like a fangirl. Ellie Ann's writing didn't take me by the hand and explain every detail of her created society to me, instead she sat me down in it and made it so rich and full that while it was different, and oh, was it ever different, there were enough details that I could quickly merge with the story and enjoy learning about the culture she'd created, rather than feeling thrown from the book with tired explanations.

It wasn't just her world building though. Her characters have depth, idiosyncrasies, and world views that are simultaneously easy to relate to, but entirely foreign. Within the first three chapters I was emotionally invested, not only in the fate of Farissa and Zel, as individuals but also as a pair, but also in Gira - in trying to better comprehend these alien would be gods who had set themselves above even the rulers of men - and also the cogsmen, whose unique position somewhere between man and machine both intrigued me and raised so many ethical and technical questions.

I like this book because it was exciting, and it gives the reader something to talk about. Any YA book clubs out there? Looking for good science fiction that will provide ample ammunition for long conversations about civic duty and personal responsibility, individual versus group ethics, imperialism, exploitation, agency, and cultural
oppression. I like this book because it raised my heart rate and kept me up far later than I wanted to be up, despite the fact that I had class the next day.

Best of all, I love that when I finished this book, it was over. It is a stand alone novel, and while I'd love to read more about the Amar, I am a big fan of stand alone novels. This is definitely a good book for readers who not only enjoy science fiction, but like their female main characters adventurous, quick witted, and big hearted, and their male main characters  to be made of the awkward but loyal and mechanically brilliant sort of stuff that other heroes only dreamed of while trying to fix the hinge on a door.

The Silver Sickle is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


The end of humanity will come through the Silver Sickle . . .

Farissa lives every moment with reckless abandon, for it may be her last. Any day now, the alien goddesses will harvest her and take her to the mysterious Silver Sickle, never to return. She’s accepted that. What she can’t accept is this new idea of freedom Zel has planted in her head. She’d give almost anything to be with Zel, but how can she run from her destiny if it means putting the whole kingdom in danger?

Everyone in the desert kingdom believes the goddesses are immortal, but Zel has invented a way to kill them. Now all he has to do is convince Farissa to run away with him and plant a seed of hope in her heart that she’s not destined to die. Little does he know that one seed of hope could change the course of the future.

About the Author:

Ellie Ann is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of science fiction, comics, and thrillers.

I was born in the jungles of Thailand, was raised in a small farming village in Iowa, lived in the middle of a Texan desert, and now abide in the Ozarks.
I like writing fairy tales, tall tales, thrillers, science fiction, and am seriously interested in transmedia storytelling.

I’m a creative editor for Stonehouse Ink. I’m a producer of interactive books at Noble Beast.

Come say hi! I don’t bite. Unless I’ve been turned into a zombie.

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Wednesday 25 June 2014

Book Feature: Defector by Susanne Winnacker

Tomorrow, the second book in the Variants Series by Susanne Winnacker entitled DEFECTOR will be released! Check it out!

Tessa has finally made peace with her life as a Variant. She and long-time love Alec are officially a couple, and for the first time, she has everything she wants.

But the air is tense at FEA headquarters. An agent has disappeared, and rogue variant organization Abel’s Army is likely the culprit.

When Tessa is summoned for her second mission, she is unexpectedly launched into a massive conspiracy. Her best friend Holly is kidnapped and Tessa knows it was meant to be her. But who is after her? And more importantly, why?

When the FEA’s efforts to rescue Holly don’t yield any results, Tessa takes matters into her own hands. Desperate to save her friend and uncover the mystery behind Abel’s Army, Tessa launches her own investigation—but nothing could prepare her for what she finds. Everyone in her life is harboring secrets: Alec, her estranged mother, even the father she never knew.

The truth will take her out on the road and out of her comfort zone, with danger lurking everywhere. Summoning all of her courage and strength, Tessa must decide who can be trusted and what is worth fighting for—even if it means going against the life she thought she wanted. Her final decision will leave readers breathless.


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Tuesday 24 June 2014

Blog Tour: Dwellers of Darkness - Interview with author Stacey Marie Brown

Today we join the Dwellers of Darkness blog tour by chatting with author Stacey Marie Brown. Join us as we get to know more about Stacey and her NA Paranormal novel. Make sure you keep reading to take part in the giveaway!

Hi, Stacey! Welcome to We Do Write. Tell us a bit about yourself. How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing since the time I learned how to put sentences together. Stories, plays, and poems were my way to release, express myself, and to escape. I don’t know why but I never thought about it as a career till the last couple of years. I went to school for acting, then architectural design. Creating worlds is always something I loved to do. When I started writing Darkness of Light, I knew without a doubt this was what I was meant to do. Everything led me here.

Tell us about DWELLERS OF DARKNESS. What’s the story about?

Dwellers of Darkness is the third book in the Darkness Series. This story continues where Fire in the Darkness left off. In the beginning we deal with the fallout from Embers disappearance/reappearance. All the characters go through huge changes in this one. Ember has finally accepted what she is, who she loves, what she wants . . . now she has to fight to keep it. There are new revelations, secrets, romance, and two hilarious pixies. The final book, Blood Beyond Darkness comes out August 2014.

How did the idea of the story come to you?

Reading inspired me. A lot. The more I read, the more my own story came to me. I think other authors will understand this, but the story took over my thoughts. Scenes started coming to me in the shower or when I was about to fall asleep. The characters had strong personalities from the beginning and started coming alive. They wouldn’t let me be till I started to let them out.

Do you have a critique group/partner or beta readers, or do you self-edit?

I think it is VERY important to have outside help. You become too close to a story and its characters. You feel every drop of information is important, but to a reader it can be just the opposite. That was a harsh lesson when editing my first book. Now I understand a lot better and will cut scenes and characters a lot more ruthlessly. I also found they are good at knowing what should be expanded on. To you the story makes sense (in your head) but it does not always does translate on paper. Always, always, get your stuff professionally edited. It is your brand. Put the best product out there you can.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I am a little of both, but mostly a pantser. I like having a basic idea of what is going to happen; but every time I try to structurally plan a scene, my characters take off in the opposite way. When I let them go, they always take me to a place that’s even better than what I was planning. I love them improvising in my head, and I just type out what they are saying. These characters are so real to me. I can see their movement, habits, phrasing. My actors and I am the director.

What’s the hardest part of writing for you?

Making an actual living from it! Also, it’s hard reading reviews when the reader says something mean, clearly didn’t understand what you were trying to say, or took it wrong. You automatically want to defend yourself and the characters decisions, but you have to take a moment, breathe, and understand that not everyone is going to like it. Those readers who really do get it, connect with it, and love it make you forget all the bad anyway. My readers make it all worth it . . . tenfold. Other hard parts are: writer’s block, finding unique twists in a story that none sees coming, and fight scenes (trying to keep up the tension and make each one different than the last). But it is ALL worth it. There is nothing I would rather be doing.

What do you absolutely have to have nearby when writing?

Music and caffeine! I have to leave my house and go to a café, with no Internet, but lots of caffeine and my music soundtrack to the Darkness Series. A hot guy in the corner or serving my coffee never hurts either.

What are you reading right now?

I have six books on my nightstand right now. I always multi-read until one really grabs my interest and then I’ll finish that one.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

I would like to have magic to travel anywhere in a blink of an eye and live for thousands of years. The older I get the faster I feel life is going by and I would like to stay around and discover all the amazing things and places in it.

Finish this sentence: If I'm not writing, I'm probably ... Reading, working out, or thinking about my plots! Sad, but true. Need to start traveling again. Get a boyfriend that isn’t in a book!

Here’s the part where you thank the people who are supporting you. Let's hear your shout outs.

My street team: Stacey’s Geek Squad (Eli’s Entourage) are AMAZING! Love you girls. Seriously, I would be here all day with all the people that have supported me. All the book blogs, readers, friends, fellow authors . . . THANK YOU!

And finally, where can people find you and your books online?

Amazon is the best place. My website will link you to all the different places.

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Monday 23 June 2014

Book Feature: RAIN by Amanda Sun

Tomorrow, the next book in the Paper Gods series by Amanda Sun will be available for purchase! Happy Book Birthday, RAIN! So excited to read this. And just look at this gorgeous cover! So pretty ...

American Katie Green has decided to stay in Japan. She's started to build a life in the city of Shizuoka, and she can't imagine leaving behind her friends, her aunt and especially Tomohiro, the guy she's fallen in love with. But her return is not as simple as she thought. She's flunking out of Japanese school and committing cultural faux pas wherever she goes. Tomohiro is also struggling—as a Kami, his connection to the ancient gods of Japan and his power to bring drawings to life have begun to spiral out of control.

When Tomo decides to stop drawing, the ink finds other ways to seep into his life—blackouts, threatening messages and the appearance of unexplained sketches. Unsure how to help Tomo, Katie turns to an unexpected source for help—Jun, her former friend and a Kami with an agenda of his own. But is Jun really the ally he claims to be? In order to save themselves, Katie and Tomohiro must unravel the truth about Tomo's dark ancestry, as well as Katie's, and confront one of the darkest gods in Japanese legend.



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Friday 20 June 2014

Cover Reveal: Lifer by Beck Nicholas @month9books

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

Lifer by Beck Nicholas

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Asher is a Lifer, a slave aboard the spaceship Pelican. A member of the lowest rung of society, she must serve the ship’s Officials and Astronauts as punishment for her grandparents' crimes back on Earth. The one thing that made life bearable was her illicit relationship with Samuai, a Fishie boy, but he died alongside her brother in a freak training accident.
Still grieving for the loss of her loved ones, Asher is summoned to the upper levels to wait on Lady, the head Official’s wife and Samuai’s mother. It is the perfect opportunity to gather intel for the Lifer’s brewing rebellion. There’s just one problem—the last girl who went to the upper levels never came back.
On the other side of the universe, an alien attack has left Earth in shambles and a group called The Company has taken control. Blank wakes up in a pond completely naked and with no memory, not even his real name. So when a hot girl named Megs invites him to a black-market gaming warehouse where winning means information, he doesn’t think twice about playing. But sometimes the past is better left buried.
As Asher and Blank’s worlds collide, the truth comes out—everyone has been lied to. Bourne Identity meets Under the Never Sky in this intergalactic tale of love and deception from debut novelist Beck Nicholas.
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Title: LIFER
Publication date: December 16, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Beck Nicholas
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Tuesday 17 June 2014

$229 Giveaway – Kindle Fire or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash

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