INTERVIEW WITH OZARKS INDIE BOOK FEST 2017 ATTENDING AUTHOR ELISE FABER!

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I am so excited I was able to have a chat with Ozarks Indie Book Fest 2017 attending author, Elise Faber! See the brief interview below to get to know a little more about this amazing author!

 

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Please tell us a little about yourself🙂
I’m a huge Star Wars and Dancing with the Stars fan (though fingers crossed this season gets better!) and I love chocolate . . . like really, really love it! I live in sunny California but play ice hockey for fun. Quilting is my secret passion and I love writing books with a happily ever after. Because in this day and age, we could all use a few more HEAs! Aside from that, I have two boys—4 and 6—who keep me hopping and my hubby is awesome!
Will this be your first time at Ozarks Indie Book Fest?
Yes! I’ll be a newbie, but I’m looking forward to it!
You write in a few different genres, do you have a favorite?
Lately, I’m really loving writing lighter contemporary books. Stuff that’s snarky and spicy,
but with a funny heroine.
Is there a genre you haven’t tried yet but would like to one day?
Historical romance. I love reading it, though I haven’t gotten around to writing it. The
research seems daunting!
We love the new Phoenix series covers! What gave you the idea to change them?
I wanted something that really fit in with the whole theme of the series a little more—that
beauty and light can overcome dark, if only given the chance.
In Blocked Brit makes it to the NHL…Hockey is actually a big part of your life, was this
something that was a personal dream of yours?
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I’ve never been a good enough player to have that dream, lol! I can hang with some
pretty skilled men and play in the highest level in my women’s league, but the men (and women nowadays with the NWHL!) are incredible athletes.
Are you working on anything now? If so, could you tell us a little bit about it?
My latest novel is Disaster at Roosevelt Ranch and will be coming out December 13 th .
It’s a small town contemporary romance about a girl who loves horses and becomes involved with wealthy twins, so there will be plenty of steam and drama and maybe an accidental pregnancy.😉 Other than that I’m working on a novella to be released early next year, the next Gold hockey book, and another contemporary romance about an exceptionally klutzy heroine (not that she’s based on me or anything!)
Do you have any authors in particular that inspired you to become a writer?
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was four years old and first started chicken-scratching
my letters! I love creating worlds and characters that I—and my readers—can get lost in!
Fave Five:
Favorite book: Pride and Prejudice
Favorite food: Chocolate! (okay if I have to pick a real food, then pizza!)
Favorite hockey player: Joe Pavelski from the Sharks
– Favorite movie: Pride and Prejudice (but the Keira Knightley version . . . sensing a
theme here?😉 )
– Favorite music artist/band: I don’t have one. I will listen to pretty much anything from the Beatles and the Eagles to Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes to Spoon and Vance Joy! If it
has a decent beat, I’m there!

 

 

Thank you so much for giving us the chance to get to know you a little better, Elise! You can connect with Elise on any and all of the following sites…

Website  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Goodreads

 

Don’t forget to mark your calendars to meet Elise, and many other fabulous authors next October at Ozarks Indie Book Fest! Find out more info and get your tickets HERE!

 

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RENEGADE RED BY: LAUREN BIRD HOROWITZ COVERS REVEAL!!!

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RENEGADE RED REVEALED!

RENEGADE RED, the sequel to the award-winning novel SHATTERED BLUE will be available in THREE special edition covers, in both Hardcover and Paperback, in March 2017! Distribution from online sites and into bookstores will be random, so you have a chance to collect them all— the POET EDITION, the WARRIOR EDITION, and the very exclusive TRAVELER EDITION. Happy hunting, and learn more at LaurenBirdHorowitz.com!

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Exclusive covers reveal: 'Renegade Red' by Lauren Bird Horowitz

Join Lauren and Zoe Cope, the designer of all three covers, for a live Twitter chat at 10am PST/1pm EST Thursday 9/22

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Reckless, desperate, and distraught, Noa Sullivan leaps into a collapsing Portal in the explosive finale of Shattered Blue— the jaw-dropping, award-winning first installment in The Light Trilogy— in wild hope of rescuing her little sister Sasha. Now Noa and the Fae brothers who love her—Callum and Judah Forsythe—must find a way to survive not only across worlds but between them, in places so treacherous and deceptive their own minds are twisted against them. As the three fight to survive their passage, they battle not only enemies but themselves, and their darkest, most difficult secrets.

Surviving, however, is only the beginning: Noa needs to find Sasha. That means becoming a warrior herself, one just as fierce as the magical brothers battling for her love. Across broken cities, underground labyrinths, rushing floods and endless skies; in the face of legions of armies, horrifying tyrants, and the most deceitful of friends, can Mortal Noa rescue her sister—and understand her own heart—in time to escape the most deadly of magic realms?

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Silver Medalist

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING BOOK AWARDS BEST YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Finalist

USA BOOK AWARD BEST NEW FICTION 2015

USA BOOK AWARD BEST FANTASY 2015

INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD BEST FANTASY 2015

NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARD BEST YOUNG ADULT FICTION 2015

“Must-read romances of 2015… I guarantee you’ll be hooked and anxiously awaiting the next book in the series”

–USA TODAY

“Anyone who’s ever fantasized about kissing a Fae will enjoy Noa and Callum’s first sexy kiss…Romantic sparks ignite…fast-moving…hip…lyrically concise”

Kirkus Reviews

“A fantastical tale of love and betrayal…colorful world-building…more than enough emotion and angst to keep any romance-loving teenager glued to the pages, and the promise of a trilogy will keep them eagerly anticipating the next book…VERDICT Librarians with a large fantasy readership should invest in the print version of this title.” – School Library Journal

“A book to fall for”

–BUZZFEED

“Not your average fairy tale… will have you clamoring for more of a story that you didn’t see coming…new and surprising.”

–HYPABLE

“Magic, action and a really, really attractive love interest… what more could you want?”

–GLITTER MAGAZINE

“A love story you won’t soon forget… A story of of protection sacrifice and love”

–SHE KNOWS.COM

A “Book To Lean On When The Going Gets Tough”

–BUSTLE

A “Book for All Ages”

–MARIA SHRIVER.COM

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For Noa and Callum, being together is dangerous, even deadly. From the start, sixteen-year-old Noa senses that the mysterious transfer student to her Monterey boarding school is different. Callum unnerves and intrigues her, and even as she struggles through family tragedy, she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Soon they are bound by his deepest secret: Callum is Fae, banished from another world after a loss hauntingly similar to her own.

But in Noa’s world, Callum needs a special human energy, Light, to survive; his body steals it through touch—or a kiss. And Callum’s not the only Fae on the hunt. When Callum is taken, Noa must decide: Will she sacrifice everything to save him? Even if it means learning their love may not be what she thought?

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 Lauren Bird Horowitz, screenwriter and novelist, has won an enthusiastic following for her innovative, lyrical poetic voice. Her debut novel Shattered Blue: Book One of The Light Trilogy, won the 2016 Independent Publishers’ (IPPY) Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction, as well as Finalist honors in the 2016 USA Book Awards for Best New Fiction and Best New Fantasy, the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best Young Adult Fiction, and the 2016 International Book Award for Best Fantasy. It was also listed as one of USA Today’s top romances of 2015, and selected as a notable book by BuzzFeed, Popsugar, Hypable, San Francisco Book Review, Glitter, The Culturalist, Teen Reads, Maria Shriver.com, Bustle and others.

Bird studied writing at Harvard University with novelist Jamaica Kincaid, where she won several prizes including the Edward Eager Memorial Prize for fiction and Winthrop-Sargent Prize for writing. She’s a proud member of the Writers Guild of America. Bird lives in Kauai and Los Angeles.

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*BLOG TOUR* THE UNFORGIVEN BY: ADRIA WADE

 Driven by hatred and revenge, three worlds collide … but only one will be able to withstand the deadly war. 

The craving for vengeance and an act of forbidden love has led to a fight between Athena and The Hunters. Now that they have crowned the power-hungry, malicious Asher Blaine as their new leader, they are a force to be reckoned with. But Asher also has his own revenge to carry out … against the vampires. 

The same vampires who, after growing tired of their kind being slaughtered, are also desperate to put an end to the most feared huntress of them all. 

Fighting a dangerous battle that has been brewing for many years, Athena and her friends must find a way to rise up against their enemies, despite the various disadvantages they face, including a vision which plagues Violet’s mind, foreseeing their demise. 

In the final installment of The Huntress Series, blood will spill, hearts will shatter, and chaos will reign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORBIDDEN      TAMED     AWAKENING     UNFORGIVEN

Adria Wade has had a passion for writing since she was a kid. Her favorite part about writing is getting lost in the world she created. She is the author of The Forbidden, The Awakening, and Tamed. When not writing, she can be found reading, drinking a lot of coffee, and watching way too many eighties movies. She lives in Maryland, where she is busy writing her next novel.

 

 

 

 

*RELEASE DAY BLAST* THE UNFORGIVEN BY: ADRIA WADE!

 

 Driven by hatred and revenge, three worlds collide … but only one will be able to withstand the deadly war. 

The craving for vengeance and an act of forbidden love has led to a fight between Athena and The Hunters. Now that they have crowned the power-hungry, malicious Asher Blaine as their new leader, they are a force to be reckoned with. But Asher also has his own revenge to carry out … against the vampires. 

The same vampires who, after growing tired of their kind being slaughtered, are also desperate to put an end to the most feared huntress of them all. 

Fighting a dangerous battle that has been brewing for many years, Athena and her friends must find a way to rise up against their enemies, despite the various disadvantages they face, including a vision which plagues Violet’s mind, foreseeing their demise. 

In the final installment of The Huntress Series, blood will spill, hearts will shatter, and chaos will reign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORBIDDEN      TAMED     AWAKENING     UNFORGIVEN

Adria Wade has had a passion for writing since she was a kid. Her favorite part about writing is getting lost in the world she created. She is the author of The Forbidden, The Awakening, and Tamed. When not writing, she can be found reading, drinking a lot of coffee, and watching way too many eighties movies. She lives in Maryland, where she is busy writing her next novel.

 

 

IN ANOTHER LIFE BY: CARYS JONES

Review:

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  I have some mixed feelings about this story. There were some really cool ideas here, like really freaking cool. The fantasy element was super interesting to me, honestly it was my favorite part. Which ultimately ended up being slightly disappointing because that was not necessarily present throughout most of the book. Okay, I am getting ahead of myself a little here, Let’s start at the beginning…

 

 

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So things were a little confusing for me at first. We met the main character Marie, and you started understanding very quickly that she was a girl that just didn’t fit in. She was floundering in pretty much all areas of her life, hopping from job to job, had a finance who was nice enough to say yes to, yet he really didn’t understand her. Which makes sense as she didn’t really seem to understand herself either. Marie always felt as if she was something…more. Like she was royalty and she still believed in fairy tales and she didn’t quite get why no one else thought the same. This was a little strange for me. It was hard for me to understand why she would feel this way. This does end up getting answered later, but it was baffling to me at the beginning. It kind of ended up distancing me from Marie rather than bringing me closer. But things progress at a steady pace and suddenly Marie is in a terrible accident that leaves her in a coma. Here is where things really pick up for me.

 

 

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Suddenly she is in this vastly different world. It is unlike any place she has ever seen. This had a very Oz feel to it. Beautiful and enchanting. Things start to happen there as she explores and meets new people, and discovers hidden truths about herself. All the while her family is distraught in waking world, pleading for her to return to them. It was an odd mixture of feelings being so enthralled with this new place and wanting to see more of that but also feeling quite bad for her family that just wanted their loved one to be with them once again. I was torn for which I wanted to see happen more! This new world was very interesting to me, and while it sounded super cool, I was left feeling like we only scratched the surface of it. It was like looking at a beautifully imagined shell and finding it rather sparse on the inside. I wanted more of this promising place. I wanted to get lost there along with Marie. It just never fully developed to me.

 

 

The second half of the book takes quite a different turn than I was expecting. It was a little darker than I anticipated it being. This book went from happy fairytale like material to REAL LIFE STRUGGLES in the blink of an eye. I was shocked.

 

 

 

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While I applaud the very real emotions brought up in this part, it was so vastly different from the tone of the first half I almost felt as if I was reading a completely different story. Honestly towards this point in the story I started feeling more connected to her Fiancé, Sebastian and Marie’s parents. Seeing them struggle and try and cope with their new reality was much more engaging and moving to me than anything Marie had going on in her otherworldly issues. 

 

 

In the end I found that I did enjoy this story, even though I ultimately felt like I was reading two very different kinds of stories. I liked elements of both sides, but I felt like in having two sides of a coin being developed here, in the end neither was as grand as it could have been.

 

 

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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*RELEASE BLITZ* THE SCRAPYARD MAN BY: S.H. RICHARDSON

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Hot New Release

Title: The Scrapyard Man: A Junkyard Boys Novel

Author: S.H. Richardson

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Sebastian

Dramatic. Hyper sensitive. Emotional. I know what they say about me. But I don’t give a shit. Buck taught me to never be ashamed of who I am, to never hide my true nature, and I will be respected for it. My kindness is often mistaken for weakness. I use that to my advantage. Mother and Aunt Enid rely on me to take care of them, even though they don’t see me as a capable man, one who can take care of himself. They are wrong. Buck was the one person who saw my true nature and harnessed it in order to maximize my strengths and hone my skills. He knew the real me, what I’m capable of. But he’s gone now, and I’m left searching for someone to believe in me.

Ashley

What a difference a few months can make. My sister Clover found the love of her life in Range. I couldn’t be happier for them. The men who live at Buck’s Junkyard have become my second family, my brothers. But I want more from one of them. He’s sweet and kind, maybe too kind to give me what I need, but our bond of friendship is solid. I long for a savage beast that can take my body to heights unknown and never let me fall, not a shy worrywart that’s afraid to take what he wants. I want my hero to be more than just a sandwich, even if I have to force him to make the move we both want.

While helping Sebastian grieve the loss of the only father figure he’s ever known, Ashley catches the eye of a dangerous deviant hell bent on having her for himself. With the lives of their women at stake, Sebastian, and the other Junkyard Boys, set aside their differences and fight together to save the women they love.

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SH Richardson lives in Virginia Beach with her husband of twenty years and two children, ages eighteen and twenty four. She graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a BS in criminal justice and a minor in Sociology. She has five dogs and loves taking walks on the beach, reading romance novels, and traveling.

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*COVER REVEAL* BEING ME BY: TRICIA COPELAND!

 “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”

-The Great Gatsby

In attempt to manage her rage and shame after a violent assault, Amanda loses touch with reality. Her spiraling physical state forces her to act or die. But to face her demons, she must revisit the emotions she hid from in the first place. Still unsure of what life she wants, but determined to pick up the pieces, she seeks out the right path. Can she mend broken bonds with her friends and family? Will her epic love survive? Find out in this roller coaster finale of the Being Me series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tricia Copeland grew up in Georgia and now lives in Colorado with her husband, three kids, and multiple four legged and finned friends. Drops of Sunshine is her first young adult and paranormal work. First published in Spellbound, a YA paranormal novella collection, it has already received great reviews. Tricia’s clean new adult Being Me series includes the titles Is This Me?If I Could FlyThink You Know Me and Being Me. If not on the trail, you can find Tricia at triciacopeland.com or on many social media channels.