New Release Date. MYTHOLOGY: THE WICKED To Be Released on October 11. Thank you readers and bloggers for your love and support. <3
My dear readers:
Due to a variety of personal and professional reasons that have caused setbacks during the month of September, I need to postpone the release of MYTHOLOGY: THE WICKED to Friday, October 11.
To all of the bloggers who signed up for the Wicked Release Day Blitz, I appreciate all of you and hope you are still able to post on or shortly after the new release date. If you cannot for some reason, I completely understand.
To my readers, thank you for your continued love, support, and patience, and please know that the sole reason that I'm doing this is so that you will have the very best story in your hands when The Wicked is finally released.
We wouldn't be where we are without each and every one of you!
Helen, Micah, Hope, and Jonathan
Thanks so much, Helen Boswell for hosting me today. I'm excited to announce that I have a new YA book coming out this winter! It's a stand alone YA contemporary entitled, A Zebra Like Me. It's my first stab at contemporary and the subject matter hits close to home so I am more than a little nervous about it.
The cover art is by Kelsey Keeton of KKeeton Designs and it is gorgeous, but you don't have to take my word for it. See for yourself!
Here's the blurb on the back of the cover.
Maybelle Dawson longs for normalcy and belonging. Often misunderstood, she struggles with a rare disorder, labeling her a Medical Zebra.
Maybelle's happiness and well-being threaten to slip through her fingers as she battles to take control of her life. She faces a never-ending battle on her journey to find love, courage and friendship in a world lacking acceptance.
With the guidance of her guardian angel, Maybelle finds her way out of emotional and physical isolation to discover lasting love and amazing friendships.
A Zebra Like Me is the story of one teenager's battle with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a disorder affecting one in five thousand people.
Sneak Peek - Here's a glimpse into Maybelle's world in pre-edited form. It will be edited professionally prior to publication.
I sat on the soft, green grass staring out at the lake behind my house. The breeze was cool and soothing against my sun-kissed skin. Tomorrow is the first day of school. A sour feeling invades my stomach. I barely passed last year. The pressure of my reality is consuming. Now, in the waning heat of August, after a summer filled with rest and relaxation, it's easy to pretend this year will be better, but I know the truth. Soon, a daily routine of torture will overwhelm me. Pain-filled days spent trudging up and down concrete floors and flights of stares. Agonizing hours of stillness trapped in the unforgiving frames of wooden desks. Neck-breaking, never ending minutes straining to see what my teacher wrote on the board and overhead projector. And, the paralyzing stress of knowing it's getting worse and I can't handle it. I feel helpless and defeated and have yet to step through the school's front doors.
"I'm a zebra. No one understands me," I whisper to myself.
I take a deep breath as the air stirs. My focus is distracted by a shimmering glint of light. A silvery, white slip of paper floats down from the clear, blue sky. I stretch out my open palm and clasp my fingers around it. It's folded neatly into quadrants. I unfold the square of paper to find out what is written inside.
You're not alone, Maybelle.
I search the empty space around me and find nothing out of place. Everything is the same. My grandmother's ferns dangle from their baskets on the back porch. The heavy, faded wooden rocking chairs are still, immune to the feeble breeze. The vegetable garden and the locked shed beyond it are undisturbed. An occasional boater drifts by on the lake but otherwise all is quiet. I am alone.
I reach for my backpack and retrieve my make-shift diary, a simple spiral-bound notebook. I tear out a piece of paper.
"Prove it." I say the words as I scrawl them onto the slip of paper, fold it into a square, and toss it toward the heavens.
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New Release: POSSESSION by J. Elizabeth Hill @jlizhill Sale Plus a #Giveaway! #NA #Fantasy #AwesomeReads
So excited to help celebrate the release of POSSESSION, a wonderful new NA fantasy written by my most excellent friend J. Elizabeth Hill! This is book two of the Mirrors of Bershan series, the first one of which is currently on sale for only 99 cents! I personally and highly recommend this series! I am already halfway through Bound and was immediately taken in by the magical world that Liz created.
If you want a chance to win signed copies of BOTH books, make sure you enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below!
Happy Book Birthday, Liz! And thank you to all of you for stopping by!
"I never meant any of this, least of all for you to pay the price of my pride."
After binding themselves to each other through their magic, Faylanna Derrion and Tavis journey back to her ancestral home, Iondis, intent on restoring the estate to its former beauty. From the moment they arrive, they find the secret horrors of the place aren't exhausted yet.
Faylanna finds an old journal of her father's, one that shakes her understanding of her own past. Worse, Faylanna and Tavis are both nearly killed when attacked by one of the men set to guard the Ninth Mirror of Bershan, still residing at Iondis. In the aftermath, he disappears with the newly-found journal. Sure there is more to this event than they know, Faylanna and Tavis return to the capital, Rianza, for help.
More secrets await them there, ones kept for years by peopleTavis never suspected. When the truth is revealed, it alters his present and future completely. Can he rise to the challenges this new fate presents him with or will the change be more than he can handle?
The truths each learn about themselves and those they thought they knew will test Faylanna and Tavis' love for each other. Will they be able to endure the pain and chaos they face, or will it tear them apart?
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Read Chapter 1 of Possession HERE
“Doesn’t she know you can’t do real magic alone?”
Faylanna Derrion’s graduation from the Voleno Academy is marred by her father’s demand that she return to the family estate, Iondis. He refuses to accept her decision not to bind herself to another Magicia in an unbreakable partnership, insisting she must do so with his help. No one understands her need to prove she can succeed on her own.
Then her mentor and his partner are taken before her eyes by a terrible darkness, forcing her to flee, even as her father’s soldiers try to force her to go home. On her journey to find help, she meets Tavis, a farmer in search of his mother, who she can’t manage to refuse. The revelation that he’s a novice Magiciacauses Faylanna to question everything she’s believed.
At the same time, a dream that’s haunted her since childhood begins to change and the unknown man in it calls to her. His words are sweet but she’s not quite willing to believe he’s anything more than a dream, until she can’t deny it.
As secrets are revealed and events unfold, will Faylanna hold to her solitary path or will she choose the one that now beckons her with new possibilities?
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Read Chapter 1 of Bound HERE
About J. Elizabeth Hill
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Julie Elizabeth Hill exported herself to Vancouver, British Columbia after many years of staring longingly at the map following every snowfall. For as long as she can remember, she's been making up stories, but it wasn't until high school that someone suggested writing them down. Since then, she's been hopelessly in love with story crafting, often forgetting about everything else in the process.
Wherein Helen posts about news, book releases, cover reveals, and other writerly happenings from the bookish world.
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