Saturday, June 30, 2018

Sneak Peek: Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced by R.J. Garcia with Giveaway

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for R.J. Garcia's young adult mystery, Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced. The tour will run June 11 - July 2, 2018.

Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced Tour


by R.J. Garcia
The Parliament House
May 1, 2018
Young Adult Mystery
326 pages

Mystery surrounds the town of Summertime, Indiana, where fifteen-year-old Tommy Walker and his little sister are sent to live with relatives they’ve never met. Tommy soon makes friends with Finn Wilds, a rebellious local who lives with his volatile and abusive stepfather, who also happens to be the town’s sheriff. Finn invites Tommy to late night meetings in the woods, where Tommy gets to know two girls. He forms a special and unique connection with both girls. The meetings become a place where the kids, who don’t fit in at school, or home can finally belong. As the group of friends begin to unravel clues to a cold case murder and kidnapping— they learn the truth is darker and closer than they ever imagined. Even if they live to tell, will anyone believe them?


"This YA contemporary story opens with intrigue(like its cover!) and adds suspenseful layers all the way to the tumultuous end."
- Christina Dwivedi

"This novel is not teen angst, but the excitement of young love—the madness and muddle of thinking the wrong thing, the shame and mortification of saying it. Words are analyzed before spoken, parsed and reconsidered and judged and considered again. The author’s brilliance is in hearing the thoughts of her characters so clearly." - Amazon Reviewer 

"RJ Garcia’s twisting tale navigates the lives of a fringe group of teens who discover some of the most sinister secrets exist in the cracks of idyllic small-town life. Reminiscent of the mood and haunting tone of VC Andrews’ greatest novels, the plot toes a line between the eerie and the downright horrific with characters that jump off the page and into your heart." - Amazon Reviewer


A sense of fragility filled the air. We were in the woods late at night
without any adults. It seemed a little dangerous. The kind of
dangerous that makes you know you’re alive. The wind mysteriously
moaned. Some of the trees remained bare and stark, still dormant
from the winter. Other trees had come back to life but started shedding
from the return of the cold. It would have made an ideal setting
for a horror movie.

I looked at a jet-black sky through a waning awning of leaves. The
crescent moon ghosted down on us, along with a few scattered stars.
We stepped on dead leaves and foliage and kept walking. After about
fifteen minutes we made it to a clearing. Motionless shadows from
the trees showed on the frosted grass.

The beam of the flashlight whirled around wildly as Finn shot it
around the surrounding trees. Stray rays of light even touched the

“Are you sure this is where we’re supposed to meet them?” I asked.

Finn leaned back, resting his arm against a majestic oak tree, near the
edge of the clearing. “Yeah. I’m positive. We always meet here.”
The massive tree branches spindled out like a giant fan, some of
the lower branches almost touched the ground.

Although it was the first official day of spring, the temperatures had
dropped. I was the dumb kid who only wore a hoodie. Now that we
stopped moving, the coldness knifed its way up my feet and ankles.
Before I knew it, the chill took the rest of my body. I shifted all
around in a lame attempt to keep warm. “It’s really cold,” I complained.

“You don’t have to tell me. My tomatoes died,” he said gravely.

Shivering, I told him, “You know, your blood can literally freeze.”

“It’s not that cold,” Finn replied, mildly irritated. He stepped toward me,
pulling off his black ski cap and gloves, which had the fingers cut out. We
were a generation so obsessed with our phones that we couldn’t even
wear real gloves anymore. Finn handed them to me. Once I slipped them
both on, they helped a little. We heard a kind of rustling off in the foliage.
Confusion registered on his face, mirroring my own. Finn shined the light
toward the sound, but we didn’t see anything.

Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced Excerpt

And here she is...

R.J. Garcia is a wife, and proud mom of two smart kids. She earned her MSW and worked with foster children and as a school social worker. Writing has been her other great love. She has published several non-fiction pieces. She has been writing short stories for as long as she can remember. To her amazement, those short stories became novels!

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Review: Evading the Dark by E.M. Rinaldi

The Cross Chronicles
by E.M. Rinaldi
Anchor Group Publishing
YA Paranormal / Fantasy

High school sucks. It doesn’t matter who you ask; jock, cheerleader, computer nerd, or band geek, they will all say the same thing: It’s a nightmare. But Casey is still wondering how she got the short end of the stick. Just a Sophomore at the prestigious Luthos Academy for Magical Beings, Casey already knows more about heartache and fear than any almost-sixteen-year-old should. Orphaned and left to be raised by the Academy, she spends her days training to become a Guardian, but that dream is looking dimmer with every day that passes.Unlike the wand-waving heroines in all her favorite books, Witches in her world don’t cast spells, they are born wielding the power of nature: water, fire, earth, or air; powers Casey never developed. She’ll be lucky if they even allow her to take her final exams.

She is top of her training class, but that doesn’t keep her from being looked down upon by every other being at her school. All Casey wants is to be given a chance, instead she finds the only life she’s ever known targeted by an unfathomable evil. Thrust into the center of an age-old prophecy, a war is coming with Casey at the reins.

Will relying on her hard earned training be enough for her to make it out alive?


After reading the blurb, I grabbed this one up and hoped it wouldn't be too cliche so that I could love it. And that's exactly what happened.

Casey sits at the bottom of the social list at her school thanks to her being of mage blood but without a drop of magic in her. She's broken, and there's especially one boy who's determined to make it painfully clear how terribly she fits in. Luckily, she has one ever loyal friend. However, her world isn't safe. There are attacks on the school, and one ends Casey in a strange predicament which draws the creepy and unwanted attention of a dangerous man. Soon, Casey finds herself involved in an evil plot which threatens to shake the magical world.

The author, at first, paints a high school as familiar and normal as can be allowing the magical aspect to sneak in after the first impressions are built. This was wonderful in so far that the characters and their lives took center stage before the fantasy elements dropped in.

Casey is a girl with lots of baggage, but she's not weak. Her desire to be accepted is understandable but never pitiful. The way the other kids treat her is to the extreme (and slightly unbelievable) but for the story, it holds well. It's easy to feel for her, wish things will change for her, and fever for her when the real trouble sets in.

While the first chapters ease into the story, the rest of the plot is fast paced with many unexpected twists and turns. The mystery mounts as the dark yet unknown threat hangs outside the school walls. The uncertainty to what it means or its importance adds just the right amount of darkness before the true problem sets in. The 'real' evil is easy to hate, and the author does a great job at keeping the reader guessing at the true reasoning behind the threat. While the danger was extreme, the reasoning behind the evil actions did have some holes toward the end. Still, it flows well enough to make the reader hang on to see what will happen with Casey and her friends.

The ending is a cliff-hanger and many questions remain open. Still, I'll be looking forward to see where Casey's adventures take her to next.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Review: What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee

by Alison McGhee
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dloughy Books
May 15th, 2018
YA  Contemporary
208 pages

After his dad commits suicide, Will tries to overcome his own misery by secretly helping the people around him in this story made up of one hundred chapters of one hundred words each.

Sixteen-year-old Will spends most of his days the same way: Working at the Dollar Only store, trying to replicate his late father’s famous cornbread recipe, and walking the streets of Los Angeles. Will started walking after his father committed suicide, and three years later he hasn’t stopped. But there are some places Will can’t walk by: The blessings store with the chest of 100 Chinese blessings in the back, the bridge on Fourth Street where his father died, and his childhood friend Playa’s house.

When Will learns Playa was raped at a party—a party he was at, where he saw Playa, and where he believes he could have stopped the worst from happening if he hadn’t left early—it spurs Will to stop being complacent in his own sadness and do some good in the world. He begins to leave small gifts for everyone in his life, from Superman the homeless guy he passes on his way to work, to the Little Butterfly Dude he walks by on the way home, to Playa herself. And it is through those acts of kindness that Will is finally able to push past his own trauma and truly begin to live his life again. Oh, and discover the truth about that cornbread.


This is one of those reads which digs deep and hits a chord.

Will is on the way to working through his father's suicide, finds a job and is in a healthy healing place. By watching the world, he grows more and more alert of those around him. When a childhood friend is raped, he decides to give the aide he can.

This isn't a usual story in true form but rather a journey through Will's thoughts in short moments. The numbers one to one hundred are painted in Chinese script on the left side, while Will's comments and experiences are offered in a few lines on the right side. In many ways, it reads like a journal or diary but still takes on a story form just at a more personal level. And it works well.

The writing is open, honest and descriptive enough for the reader to see the scenes and surroundings as they unfold. The father's suicide itself is barely touched upon. Rather, it's the brief memories and search for a perfect corn bread recipe which Will concentrates on. This isn't a book of mourning or trying to get past the initial pain. Rather, Will is feeling his way into life again. His character is kind, questioning and caring to a point which touches the heart. And his dealings with those around him are an inspiration. Even the rape to his friend is handled with finesse, and Will's way of dealing with it is warming.

This is a read with an artistic feel which takes a short journey with a very special guy. It does touch on some harsh issues, but not with the same direction as most literature. It's more of a glance at how one boy hits life again and without realizing it, becomes an inspiration in the simplest way.

And here she is...

Alison McGhee is the New York Times bestselling author of Someday, as well as Maybe a Fox, Firefly Hollow, Little Boy, So Many Days, Star Bright, A Very Brave Witch, and the Bink and Gollie books. Her other children's books include All Rivers Flow to the Sea, Countdown to Kindergarten, and Snap. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Laguna Beach, California.
You can visit her at

Sneak Peek: Cardboard Castles by K.L. Young with Giveaway

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sneak Peek: Alpha by Jus Accardo with Giveaway

The Infinity Division #3
by Jus Accardo 
Entangled Teen
YA Science Fiction

JULY 3rd, 2018!!!

“A fun YA sci-fi story with a compelling cast of characters.” —Kirkus Reviews on Infinity
Sera is the obsession of a killer chasing a ghost. G is a soldier with too much blood on his hands.
Dylan lost the only person he ever loved—and will stop at nothing to get her back.
In a whirlwind chase that takes them back to where it all started, Sera, G, and Dylan will have to confront their demons—both physical and mental—and each other, in order to win their freedom.


The rain stopped, and the wind outside had settled, leaving an uncomfortable silence in its wake. I didn’t have a problem with the quiet. I liked it, in fact. But this was something a little different. This was uncomfortable. The kind of stillness that came from forced proximity to someone or something that made your skin itch and your stomach roil. The kind of hush that usually set in right before a devastating storm or a natural disaster.
He did this sometimes. Just sat across from me and stared. He usually wouldn’t even say anything. I didn’t think he expected me to say anything, either. He just looked. Sometimes it lasted a few minutes, just long enough to send that chill skittering up and down my spine. Other times it would go on for hours. He’d blink and breathe and fidget, but his eyes…those remained locked on me, his unhealthy mix of sadness and lust and greed and anger crushing me to the point of breathlessness.
We were at it again, and I was just about out of patience. It was one thing to have been ripped away from my home, from my life, by that madwoman, Cora Anderson. It was another to have her poke and prod and use me as a science experiment. She’d altered my mind. Made me forget most of my life before the day I woke up a prisoner on the floor of her cold, dank cell. Those things were all bad, but having been “rescued” by this bastard and forced to stay by his side at all times? That was an entirely new level of torture.
“You’re thinking about him again, aren’t you?” His tone was acidic and his jaw tight. He had a temper, this guy. I’d seen it multiple times. He’d never done anything more than scream at me, but it was only a matter of time with people like this. I wasn’t sure how I knew that, but I felt it in my bones. Maybe I’d known someone like him at home. Maybe it was just intuition.
“Yes,” was all I replied. I found that simple, one-word responses went over the best. Or, more accurately, the worst. When I said too little, he grew agitated. He wanted me to talk to him, yet the things that came out of my mouth weren’t ever what he wanted to hear. I didn’t act like he’d hoped I would, didn’t say the things he longed to hear. Some days he was determined to change me. Others, he was rabid, blaming me for not behaving like myself and demanding that I wake up.
Forget that I had no idea who I was.
“While it’s not okay, I understand.” He offered me a smile—a small, tentative twitch of his lips and gentle shrug of his shoulders. He was making an effort to be kinder today, going out of his way to speak softer and move slower.
That made me even angrier.
“You understand? Then my life is complete. All I’ve ever wanted was the understanding of a serial killer.” Even if I hadn’t been thinking about…someone else, I would have lied. The fact that I wasn’t focused on him, and him alone, drove Dylan—my savior, my captor—crazy. But the truth was, I was thinking of him. That other him. How could I not? Even if I didn’t find myself missing him every moment of every day in an almost physical way, I wouldn’t be able to put him out of my mind because he was technically sitting here across from me.

And here she is. . .
JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather's footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food.
Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.


Happy Book Birthday, To Life by Marsha Casper Cook

A Young Holocaust Survivor's Journey to Freedom
by Marsha Casper Cook
YA Historical

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This is the touching and inspirational story of Sala Lewis, who at age ten was left alone to wander the streets of Poland after her family was taken away by the Nazis. Sala had been out with her friends and came home to find her family gone and the apartment where she lived sealed off. Everything she possessed was no longer hers. She had no family, no clothes, no food ... Less
This is the touching and inspirational story of Sala Lewis, who at age ten was left alone to wander the streets of Poland after her family was taken away by the Nazis.
Sala had been out with her friends and came home to find her family gone and the apartment where she lived sealed off. Everything she possessed was no longer hers. She had no family, no clothes, no food, and at that moment in time, no future.
Sala was strong willed. It was easy to see that, even though she was young, Sala would not get lost in the world. She wouldn’t give up and she wouldn’t allow herself to be afraid. Her uncompromising determination led her to find the camp where her sister, Dora, was being kept. Once the sisters were together, nothing could stop them.
Their love and commitment to each other continued to be beyond reproach throughout their time together. They believed in the American dream and the land of opportunity.

From romance and inspirational to adventure and fiction, Marsha has more than 20 years of experience in the writing industry. Overall, there are 12 books, five of which are children's and 11 feature-length screenplays published and written under her name. Several of her screenplays have been optioned by Production Companies.
She has a lot of fun with her writing and with her latest romantic comedy, It's Never Too Late For Love, she has decided to use this book as the start for a new series featuring Gracie, as dog that is not only an angel, but she talks.
She is also the founder of Michigan Avenue Media and a partner of the World of Ink Network where she does her podcast, A Good Story Is A Good Story. Marsha is not only the host she currently produces all the Podcasts. Her shows are about writing and what's new in the entertainment field.
She also tackles many subjects that are currently in the news. The World Of Ink/ Michigan Avenue Media has produced hundreds of shows over the last eight years and will continue to help writers reach their goals as she did when Marsha founded the literary agency Marcus Bryan & Associates in 1996.
She achieved signatory status from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) within two years. In that capacity, she has represented more than 100 screenwriters and authors, and has also optioned books to movie production companies.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Review: Moonlight by David Rose

by David Rose
April 6th, 2014
Young Adult Fantasy/Asian Myth
57 pages

Moonlight is a fantasy romance set in modern Japan. Two young teenagers, Tadao and Yuzuki, pledge their love in the face of imminent separation. Can they honour their promise to meet again as adults? Can they overcome an impossible challenge to achieve happiness together? The story includes elements of tragedy and magic, and Yuzuki's little cat, Miss Moonbeam, holds the key. 


This is a super sweet tale set in Japan, which accompanies a childhood promise to a magical end.

Tadao and Yzuki are neighbors and great friends. When life's problems force their parents to move to another town, the pledge to find each other again. With the promise of meeting at a certain time and place in many years, they go their separate ways only to have tragedy strike. But love has its own magical plans for them.

Fans of Japanese tales of magic and sweet love will enjoy this one. It's a very innocent tale and follows Tadao and Yzuki as they become childhood friends. Various moments in progressive chronological order are given from each character in their point of view as they discover their love for each other right before they're pulled apart. This never grows confusing and allows the reader to get a glance into each character. However, it has a very traditional 'telling' feel allowing the first chapters to glance over with moments here and there instead of a flowing story. It's a short story, and due to this, looses some depth which could have made this even a better read.

As the story switches into a more magical mode about halfway through, the tale grabs with wonder. The author does a wonderful job at bringing the odd circumstances to life for each character as well as their hopes and fears. It's a beautiful story with tons of hope and leaves a smile on the face.

Wolf Boy by G.D. Sammon with Giveaway

by G.D. Sammon
Black Rose Writing
Middle Grade Fantay
114 pages
ages 9 to 12

Peragrim was his name. An inhuman human sworn to destroy his quarry, three human children – Connor, Evey and Billy. They had been transported to a world ruled by the Wolf People, but Peragrim was waiting for them.

And here he is. . .

Gerry Sammon is a journalist and former newspaper editor based in Bolton, Lancashire.
From September 2015 he has been a tutor in Media Law at News Associates in Manchester, an award-winning private training provider, tutoring trainee journalists in media law and ethics. He also teaches media law to students at Manchester Metropolitan University, and at the University of Central Lancashire based in Preston.
He has travelled widely, both for business and on family holidays.
The idea for Wolf Boy came from a dream my daughters used to have when they were small children. The elder daughter would dream there was a wolf in the wardrobe (this is how our adventure begins in Wolf Boy), and my youngest daughter had a dream that a crocodile lived under her bed.
Gerry is married, with two grown-up daughters

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Happy Book Birthday, Never Back Down by Susan Harris!

Today is the official release day of NEVER BACK DOWN by Susan Harris. This exciting Paranormal Romance series can be read entirely for free if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited. What better time to jump start your Summer reading pile than now with this exciting series that received a RONE Award nomination for the best paranormal romance of 2017! (Readers can also purchase the novels on Amazon Kindle or on the Kindle app.)


Don't have Kindle Unlimited? That's okay, readers can still get each novel at a great price here.

Start reading book five in The Ever Chace Chronicles today from AMAZON.

And here she is...

Susan Harris is a writer from Cork in Ireland. An avid reader, she quickly grew to love books in the supernatural/fantasy and Dystopian genre. She writes books for young adults and adults alike. When she is not writing or reading, she loves music, oriental cultures, tattoos, creepy snow globes, DC shoes, stationary, anything Disney, Marvel movies, psychology and far too many TV shows. If she wasn't a writer, she would love to be a FBI profiler or a PA for Dave Grohl or Jared Leto.

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Blue Moon Narthex by N.J. Donner with Giveaway

The Blue Moon Narthex
by N.J. Donner
Steele Page Press
February 7, 2017
Middle Grade Fantasy
Ages 8 to 12
360 Pages

Tour dates: June 4 to 29, 2018
Content Rating: PG (Some violence between forces of good and evil, but it's not bloody or gory)

It’s 1919 and thirteen-year-old Cole McCarthy just wants more time with his father, who is a busy railroad executive. But a horrific train accident leaves Cole’s stepmother as his only family. Alone and lost, Cole wanders his family’s estate and runs into an old family friend who gives him a special object that belonged to his father.

Cole just wants to be a kid, not the owner of the most powerful object in the world. The Blue Moon Narthex is made from tangible bits of Karma and gives Cole the power to transport himself and control Karma.

Now, Alsin Gideon, traitor of the Legion of Karma, is on rampage to take Cole’s narthex and add to his body count. For their safety, Cole and two of his prep school friends are pulled into the enormous secret headquarters of the Legion, which operates like an underground 1920s spy organization. While living at the secret location, Cole learns about the secret double life of his father.

With the pressure to find his role within the legion, maintain a strained relationship with his stepmother, and live up to a daunting legacy left by his father Cole, withdraws and makes secret plans to take on his father’s enemies.

Alsin Gideon cleverly taunts Cole, to meet him at a prearranged battle meant for his father. Cole’s anger and determination boil over and he is willing to risk his powerful tool and Karma’s stability for the hope of getting his parents back.

Will Cole, along with his friends, be able to work together to bring back his parents, keep Karma’s in balance, and stay alive?

To follow the tour, please visit N.J. Donner's page on iRead Book Tours.

And here he is. . .

N.J. Donner is a dad who loves to tell stories and create worlds. He has created 3D models of parts of the Legion’s secret headquarters and drawn extensive maps of the underground world where the Legion operates. He loves to explore and to figure out why and how things work, including Karma.

When he's not writing, N.J. runs a successful steel fabrication business in the Midwest. He loves to travel with his wife, Amanda, and their three children.

Six books are planned for the series taking the three main characters and the Legion of Karma to new continents and new adventures across the world.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Book Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Review: Rosetown by Cynthia Rylant

by Cynthia Rylant
Beach Lane Books
Middle Grade Contemporary
160 pages
ages 8 to 12

From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant comes the charming story of nine-year-old Flora Smallwood and the eventful year she spends in the quiet community of Rosetown, Indiana.

For nine-year-old Flora Smallwood, Rosetown, Indiana, is full of surprises, many of the best of which happen at the Wing and a Chair Used Book Shop, where she loves to read vintage children’s books after school in the faded purple chair by the window.

But lately, those surprises haven’t been so good. Her dear old dog, Laurence, recently passed away. Not long after, her parents decided to take a breather from their marriage, and now Flora has to move back and forth between their two houses. Plus, she’s just begun fourth grade, and it is so much different than third.

Luckily Flora has two wonderful friends—one old and one new. And with them around to share thoughts and laughs and adventures big and small, life in Rosetown still has many sweet moments—and even some very happy surprises!


With a gentleness fitting to the town of Rosetown, a girl discovers the wonders of friendship and how life works its own unexpected twists and turns.

Flora is a little down since her dog died. Having her parent separated and switching between two different bedrooms isn't making matters better. But the friendship with a new boy at school as well as the connection to a friend she already knows, offers more upswing than she could have ever suspected.

This isn't a book with high adventure, nor is there an overdose on tension. Rather, this is a story which mirrors an average girl and her path out of a down point in life. Flora isn't at a happy moment in life. However, she's not overly depressed or dragging tons of baggage either. Flora is simply at one of those times where several things have gone wrong and she's not feeling quite herself—it's true to life and holds a situation kids can easily identify with. The ways she deals with this follow a split path of wonderful chance moments along the way as well as healthier decisions on her part. In other words, it's a nice balance and offers gentle, real life glances readers can connect to.

Flora and her friends find support with each other and overcome obstacles by working together. The adults also offer support at the right times, although it's the kids' efforts which find solutions to problems like a sprained wrist and the last important test before a dog diploma. There's a nice amount of life's wonders built in as Flora and her friends discover happiness in possibilities they never knew existed for them.

This is a wonderful read for those who enjoy true life journeys, friendship and the brilliant hope life can offer.

And here she is. . .

Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newberry Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at

Cover Reveal: Dragons of Eternity by Julie Wetzel

Crimson Tree Publishing is pleased to share the official cover reveal for Julie Wetzel's newest Dragons of Eternity novel For the Kingdom of Dragons which releases on September 4, 2018 in ebook edition. This is the fifth book released within a series that reviewers are calling, "A complete package of incredible action and sizzling romance." Take a look at this awesome new cover and be sure to add it to your TBR List. The pre-order is scheduled to go live over the next few days. In the meantime be sure to go and grab the first novel in the series, which is free! Get your Summer reading on tonight!

It’s a dark day for the kingdom of dragons.
Kyle Markel, the King of Dragons, is presumed dead when his plane disappears over the cold waters of the Northern Sound. To make matters worse, his sister, Carissa Markel, has been given undeniable proof that Kyle’s longtime friend, Daniel Callaghan, has been sabotaging the largest investigation Eternity has ever had. He may have also been involved with Kyle’s disappearance.
But all is not what it seems.
That’s something Angela Lewis discovers when she’s awoken in the middle of the night by a strange and violent ceremony. Her quick thinking frees the handsome man tied to the table, but the knife in his chest makes his survival questionable. Unsure who to trust, she finds herself running to the only place the stranger is willing to go—The Dragon's Wing.
Can Angela find someone to save him? And without their king, what will become of the kingdom of dragons?


And here she is...

Originally from Ohio, Julie always dreamed of a job in science. Either shooting for the stars or delving into the mysteries of volcanoes. But, life never leads where you expect. In 2007, she moved to Mississippi to be with her significant other.
Now a mother of a hyperactive red headed boy, what time she’s not chasing down dirty socks and unsticking toys from the ceiling is spent crafting worlds readers can get lost it. Julie is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and lover of big words. She likes hiking, frogs, interesting earrings, and a plethora of other fun things.
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