The Legend of Finndragon’s Curse by Richie Earl

Story: Three children racing against time, desperately searching for their missing father. A medieval kingdom cursed by an evil wizard. An ancient legend beneath our very feet. The Legend of Finndragon’s Curse is the first book in a unique, two book fantasy adventure series and is a fast paced, engaging and thrilling page turner. The story races along with plenty of twists and turns as it heads for the prophesized confrontation between the children and the evil Finndragon himself. Combining wizardry and magic with modern technology and containing magical animals and terrible demons, The Legend of Finndragon’s Curse is a rollercoaster of emotions that will make you laugh out loud and then fight to hold back the tears, as the children race against time to rescue their father. In doing so they have to kill Finndragon and put an end to the dreadful curse. A young adult adventure that is sure to be enjoyed by all ages.

Our rating 4 out of 5 magical stars

Review: Richie Earl does a wonderful job waking up your imagination and bringing you into this magical journey. The story revolves around three children who are looking for their missing father. Their adventure takes them on to an evil land where they encounter wizards, magical animals and demons. Each of them described perfectly. Our favorite element of this book is that the three main characters were ordinary children. None of them had superpowers or some hidden magical talent. It made it easier to relate to them.The Only thing we’d like to have seen is the characters have a couple of flaws they seemed a little too perfect. Now, Richie Earle does a wonderful job bringing amazing imagery to this story. You can clearly see every scene in your head, and even invest yourself in the story as you cheer for the children. The Legend of Finndragon’s Curse is filled with thrilling adventure that will have you turning the pages to see what happens next. The ending does come suddenly and leaves you wanting for more, which makes you want to read the next book. This story is perfect for a younger YA reader and the young at heart.

So cuddle up with your pet and read The Legend of Finndragon’s Curse

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**We received this book for free by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review. **

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New Book Release: The Super Spies and the Pied Piper by Lisa Orchard

It’s Here! The third book in the Super Spies Series! Below are the cover, blurb, and an excerpt! Check it out!

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Sarah Cole and her sister Lacey are at it once again when they learn their missing parents’ cell phone has been traced to Alden, Michigan. When the FBI declines to continue the investigation, Sarah takes matters into her own hands. She calls upon the Super Spies and they delve into the situation. Suddenly, the teens find themselves immersed in small town intrigue and mystery involving a menacing stranger, who Sarah dubs “The Stalker.” But when Sarah learns he’s connected to her parents’ disappearance, she’s determined to find out what that connection is. The Super Spies embark on a journey that leads them into a web of corporate corruption at its highest level that leaves innocent victims in its wake. Can they find the proof they need to stop the greedy corporation before it’s too late?

Excerpt:

Chapter One

“What do you mean you lost them?” Sarah Cole fidgeted as she waited for Agent Gray to answer. I can’t believe it! He lost the only clue to our parents’ location. What is wrong with this picture? Agitated, Sarah shifted in her seat and chewed on her lip. She was uncomfortable in the folding chair and rearranged her petite frame so she wouldn’t feel the cold metal against her bare legs. Shivering, she glanced around the all-too-familiar room.

The gray cement block walls no longer gave her that creepy, closed-in feeling she’d used to get when she first came to the interrogation rooms. She remembered the first time she’d been in that tiny space. It had been the day she’d discovered the Cat Lady’s dead body. Sarah shuddered at the memory and then smiled when she remembered forming the Super Spies and bringing the Cat Lady Killer to justice. Glancing around the room again, she realized she’d been in this room quite a bit these last few weeks, not only during the Cat Lady investigation, but the High School Bomber investigation as well. Shivering again, Sarah rubbed her arms but she really wasn’t cold. Her mind filled with the image of the bomber the Super Spies had helped apprehend just a week earlier.

Wow! Was it just last week?

She tugged at a lock of her honey colored hair, then brushed it away with an impatient hand. She sighed and glanced at her younger sister. Lacey sat beside her with her legs crossed, jiggling her foot at such a rapid rate it seemed like her whole body was electrified. She caught Sarah’s eye and for a moment her eyes glittered like emeralds before she shifted her gaze to Aunt June, who had placed her hand on Lacey’s leg in what appeared to be an attempt to quiet her. Sarah shifted in her chair and sighed again. Are we ever going to find Mom and Dad?

A commotion out in the hall drew everyone’s attention. Sarah leaned forward

and craned her neck to see what was happening.

“Chief, we’ve got an OD!” An officer yelled.

“What?” Chief Johnson yelled as he rushed by. “An OD on what? Give me the details.”

“The parents found their son unconscious in his room this morning, and an empty bottle of prescription medication on his bedside table.”

“What was it?” Chief Johnson asked.

“It’s Myodine.”

“Who makes it?”

“Ah… Piper Drugs.”

“Call Poison Control with the name and manufacturer and ask them what to do about an overdose. Instruct the parents to get their son to the hospital pronto,” Chief Johnson ordered.

“They’ve brought him here.”

“What?” Chief Johnson exclaimed.

The sound of policemen rushing through the hall pulled Sarah and her sister out of their seats. They hurried to the door, unable to stifle their curiosity. Peering down the corridor, Sarah caught a glimpse of a young man sagging between two officers as they desperately tried to keep him on his feet. One officer gently slapped his face while the other officers held him up. The young man blinked and then gagged, puking on the officer in front of him.

The rancid stench of fresh vomit filled the air. While plugging her nose, Sarah ducked back inside the interrogation room, followed by her sister. Sarah closed the door, hoping it would keep the smell from penetrating the room.

“Did you hear that, Lace? Piper Drugs! That’s the company Dad works for,” Sarah whispered in her sister’s ear before proceeding back to her seat.

Lacey opened her mouth to speak, but closed it when Agent Gray cleared his

throat and motioned for them to sit down.

He continued his conversation as if they hadn’t been interrupted. We were on our way to the location of the ping… but before we got there it disappeared.”

“So, what does that mean? Did you find our parents or what?” Sarah blurted out as she sat down. She stared into Agent Gray’s icy blue eyes, trying to read his

To celebrate this new release the first two books are on sale for $.99! Check it out! It’s a series you won’t want to miss!

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This book opens in a small town in Michigan where fifteen-year-old Sarah Cole is stuck spending the summer at her Aunt and Uncle’s with her sister, Lacey. She’s not happy with the situation until she befriends a girl named Jackie. The three girls stumble upon the ruthless murder of a reclusive neighborhood woman. One of the officers investigating the crime believes the girls are responsible for her death. Fearing that this officer will frame them for the murder, the girls organize their own detective squad. They become the Super Spies and start their own fact-finding mission.  The Super Spies can’t understand why anyone would want to murder the “Cat Lady” until they start digging into her past and discover a horrible crime that happened thirty years ago. They uncover a connection between the two crimes and attempt to bring this information to the police, only to be reprimanded for meddling in the inquest. Not only are the girls upset by the admonition, but they also struggle with the fact that their exuberant investigating could provide a legal loophole allowing the killer to go free. To make matters worse, the police don’t even believe them. Frustrated by this turn of events, the Super Spies realize it’s up to them to snare the Cat Lady killer, or die trying…

Get you copy of The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer at

Astraea Press:  http://www.astraeapress.com/#!/~/product/id=10078468

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Super-Spies-Lady-Killer-ebook/dp/B007JZH61K

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-super-spies-and-the-cat-lady-killer-lisa-orchard/1109518725?ean=2940014338202

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This book opens in a small town in Michigan where Sarah and her sister Lacey are now living with their Aunt and Uncle. Still reeling from the fact her parents have disappeared, Sarah starts the school year with her new friend Jackie Jenkins. When Sarah learns the school has been bombed, she’s filled with dread. Uncle Walt is a teacher, and he was in the school when the bomb exploded. Taking matters into her own hands, Sarah decides to search for him. The rest of the Super Spies are right behind her. When a fireman chases them away from the school, Sarah becomes suspicious. She decides to investigate. The FBI arrives on the scene. Sarah realizes this bombing could have even bigger implications. Searching for the bombers, Sarah is introduced to the world of terrorism. She fears that the bombing and her parents’ disappearance are connected and terrorists are involved. To make matters worse, the bombers are determined to finish the job. Can the Super Spies find the bombers before it’s too late?

Get your copy of The Super Spies and the High School Bomber at

Astraea Press:  http://www.astraeapress.com/#!/~/product/id=13594238

Amazon:   http://www.amazon.com/Super-Spies-School-Bomber-ebook/dp/B008P8O7OY/

Barnes and Noble:   http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-super-spies-and-the-high-school-bomber-lisa-orchard/1112263058?ean=2940014992244

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lisa Orchard grew up loving books. She was hooked on mysteries by the fifth grade and even wrote a few of her own. She knew she wanted to be a writer even then. “The Super Spies and the High School Bomber” is the second book in the “Super Spies” series. Her first book was published in March of 2012 and it has received rave reviews.
After graduating from Central Michigan University with a Marketing Degree she spent many years in the insurance industry, pining to express her creative side. The decision to stay home with her children gave her the opportunity to follow her dream and become a writer. She currently resides in Rockford Michigan with her husband, Steve, and two wonderful boys. Currently, she’s working on the third novel that stars the same quirky teens. When she’s not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, and reading.

You can find Lisa Orchard at

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Website:  http://www.lisaorchard.com/

Author’s Corner: T.A. Brock

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We are so excited to be part of T.A. Brock book blog tour. We got to know T.A. Brock through our interview with her. I hope you all enjoy this interview as much as we did.

What is Fatal about?

Fatal, at its heart, is a story about learning to love yourself. A story about accepting others despite their differences. A story about what it truly means to be human. If you think that sounds heavy, it’s not. Expect bad jokes, sarcasm, an interesting encounter in the men’s bathroom *wink, wink* and everything you ever thought about zombies being turned inside out.

What was your inspiration for this book?

Well, I love the TV show, The Walking Dead. I like how it addresses the tougher issues of a zombie invasion, how it questions the character’s humanity. And at the time, there weren’t any zombie books out there that were DIFFERENT. You know, something other than slavering, rotting, reanimated corpses. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I just thought it would be totally cool to have a new take on the typical zombie. That’s how Fatal was born.

We know this is a story about zombies but are any of the characters or parts of the story based on real people or events?

Sadly, no. Fatal hales from so far into my imagination that even the town the story takes place in is fictional. That being said, it is the type of story where everything seems kind of real. No high fantasy or anything like that. Even the paranormal parts (the zombies) are sort of real. Or at least more real than you might expect them to be!

Who was your favorite character to develop?

Definitely Peg. She’s so spunky and different and sure of herself. She’s the complete opposite of the book’s heroine, Cori, and I really enjoyed the juxtaposition. I loved Peg because I could personally relate to her so well. She likes color. I like color. She’s busy. I’m busy! You get the picture.

When did you become interested in writing?

It’s always been a dream of mine to write stories. Like from the age of… birth? I made up stories in my head when I was very little. Complete with characters, plot arcs, and sappy endings (apparently I was always going to be a romance fan, even at six years old). But it wasn’t until I was twenty six (four years ago—eek! Now you know how old I am) that I actually put any of my stories on paper. Prior to that they were just part of my congested mind.

Do you have any writing rituals?

Only one. I reeeeally need music to keep me on track. It’s my ultimate writing block breaker. Those times when I can’t seem to wrap my mind around what a certain character is thinking or how they might react to a situation, I reach for my sound files and suddenly I’m right there with them. It’s magic, really. For FATAL there was a song by Skillet (Never Surrender) that put me into Grayson’s perspective.

What word do you always have trouble spelling?

Oh geez, this one’s easy. For the life of me, I can’t seem to spell ‘necessarily’. Sometimes (like right now) I mess it up so badly that my spell checker doesn’t even recognize it. Also, while writing FATAL I misspelled Aiken’s name EVERY time. Like my fingers had memorized the wrong way to type it or something. I would spell it Akien instead.

What author inspired you to write?

Dude, there are so many. I find it hard to name just one. Early on, I was a huge fan of Francine Pascal and her Sweet Valley series. In high school I fell in love with the classics. Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Victor Hugo, and Jane Austen were some of my favorites. Later on, I became fascinated with the paranormal. Stephenie Meyer, Claudia Grey, and Gena Showalter. Oh my gosh, and Suzanne Collins. There are too MANY!!!

Which authors inspire you today?

I know this will sound icky but… every author bold enough to let others read their work is an inspiration to me. Now that I know how terrifyingly traumatic it really is to open your book to perfect strangers, I look at authors in a completely different light. My stories are my creations. Almost like I’ve given birth to a paper child (now I’m picturing my book cut into the shape of a baby… but whatever). I think it must be similar to letting your child go off to college. Once your story is out there, you can’t protect it anymore. You have to let it have its life.

What advice do you have for anyone who would like to be an author?

The only advice I have to offer is the same thing I tell myself over and over: 1) write a lot. Even when you don’t feel like it. 2) Write what you want/like. Don’t think about what others will like. Write for you. 3) Make it fun. If you’re having fun writing, it will show in your work. AND you won’t ever get bored!

What are you working on now?

My priority right now is finishing up Lethal, the sequel to FATAL. This story follows Peg and Aiken (spelled it wrong AGAIN) and also answers some BIG questions about Grayson and Cori’s future. Buuuuut since I’m a bit of a spaz writer and can’t seem to stay focused on one project, I’m also working on a twisty turny choose-your-own-adventure style book!!!

If you could have one superpower which one would it be and why?

Would the ability to make a baby sleep through the night count? Is that a superpower? If not, it should be. Can you imagine all the moms and dads around the world I could help out? They could call me Sleepywoman. But if I had to choose a REAL superpower I guess it would be flying. Because in the words of Eleanor (from Eleanor and Park), “I know it’s not very useful but… It’s FLYING.”

You can find T.A. Brock @:

Make sure to check out Fatal

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Our Review will be up soon.

Cheating Death by Jen Naumann

Story: Lysandra Brooks remembers everything about the day she almost drowned alongside her grandma, especially the set of mysterious eyes she saw at the bottom of the lake. Ever since then, she’s been seeing strange things when she is near water – things that aren’t really there. Because of it, Lysandra has the tendency to avoid anything that isn’t on dry land. On her last day of high school, however, the biggest party of the year is set to take place at a fellow senior’s lakeside mansion. Despite her fears, Lysandra decides to prove to her friends and herself that she can handle it. But after a horrific night of drinking and drama that leaves Lysandra feeling lonely and confused, she nearly drowns for a second time, only to be saved by the new guy in town. From that moment on, Lysandra’s world is turned upside down with the discovery of mind blowing secrets, including a revelation that something sinister is after her soul.

Our rating: 5 out of 5 spooky stars

Review: Wow, what a ride we have just been through. Cheating Death is Jen Naumann’s fourth book and she continues to find ways to make us even a bigger fan of hers. Lysandra is an amazing character, who has to deal with difficult circumstances, which she grows from.She really felt like an authentic teenager. We were reminded of all of the stupid things we did as teens; things that got us into dangerous situations. Jen takes things like drinking, and really shows the consequence without drilling it into our heads. As annoying as Lysandra could be at times, you find yourself cheering and really caring for her. We loved the paranormal aspect of this story, but to be honest this book went beyond your typical paranormal story. Jen really thought out side of the box when writing this amazing story that at moments can shake you to the core. Jen deals with rape, suicide, and having to make tough choices perfectly. Cheating Death is far from predictable. In fact every time we thought something was going to happen in the story, but then turns and twists would take the story in another direction we did not expect. It was like being on exciting ride. The ending brought a smile to our faces. It seemed to tie the story in a beautiful silk bow. It is a perfect ending to such a thrilling, emotional, and scary story. Cheating Death is one of those books you’ll still be thinking about weeks after you finish it. It’s a must read.

So get ready for an unforgettable story and read Cheating Death

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Boyfriend of the Week: May 13th to 19th

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Our new boyfriend of the week is Nash from Letting Go by Maria E. Monteiro. Nash could be considered the bad boy, but when you get to know him you will know there’s nothing bad about him. He’s the type of guy who will make a school dance three times more special. He will compromise his comfort level to be there for you. Not only does he drive a vintage pickup truck, but he also drives a Harley. Can you say sexy? Nash will be there for you when you really need him, and he will make you feel like the most important person in the world. Nash made us fight over him and Court in Hold on Tight, but in Letting Go he made us all fall in love with him. Get to know Nash, we know you’ll fall in love with him just like we did.

3 Days by Krista Madden

Story: Kara Laquin wanted nothing more than to forget. Forget the past, live in the present, and ignore the future. When a massive solar flare destroys all electronics and throws the country into chaos, Kara is nearly a whole state away from her lost love, Blaine. He can wait only three days before moving on. With access to fuel limited, she must do anything necessary to get to him before he is forced to move on, but society is crumbling around her. Looters and murderers prowl the cities during the day, and something even worse roams at night.

Our Rating: 4 out of 5 solar flaring stars

Review: Okay we have to start this review with a warning, this book starts off really slow you might want to give up on it but trust us don’t. Krista is an amazing writer. She takes you on adventure you have never been on before. Kara and Blaine are wonderful characters. Their friendship is very believable, and nice to see them grow under their circumstances. They quickly implant themselves in your heart. Jared is also a remarkable character. We want a friend like him. The three of them together seem like they can conquer anything. Their sense of humor will make you laugh, and the way they take care of each other will make you want to hug them. Together they must survive after a solar flare hit. In fact Kara must find her way back to Blaine and Jared in three days, but she finds many obstacles that try to stop her. These obstacles a.k.a. the intruders will give you the creeps. Just the word “intruders” makes you want to hide. The ending left us wanting more. We feel like we will not be able to breathe right until the next part comes out. This book will make you laugh, cringe, and cheer. It’s an amazing ride you will not want to end.

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So find your favorite reading spot and read 3 Days

 

**We received this book for free by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review. **

Our boyfriend of the week: May 6th to May 12th

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Our boyfriend of the week is Eric from the book First Love by Melissa Marie Johns. Eric might have an ex-girlfriend who will get on your nerves, but he knows exactly how to treat you to make you while deeply in love with him. He’s an amazing football player and even has a college scholarship to a University. Eric will t treat you perfectly, and always make sure you feel special. His favorite color is red and he gets very happy when you wear it. He’s the perfect guy to take to the homecoming dance and your prom. Sure he has a deep secret, but in the end he’s worth taking a chance with. Eric is the type of guy who’s perfect to be your first love. Get to know Eric and fall in love with him too.