Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pygmalia Blog Stop and Giveaway

Title:  Pygmalia
Author: Stephanie Constante
Published:  May 31, 2013
Word Count:  81000
Genre:  YA Sci-Fi Romance
Content Warning:  It contains scenes of a sexual nature, profanity, underage drinking, and graphic violence. 
Age Recommendation: 15+

Lily is the heir to her father’s family fortune, except she wants no part in it. Especially if it means having to spend months away from her loving mother, being ignored by her genius, yet reclusive father, and tormented by her domineering grandmother.

Since her parent’s divorce, Lily has been forced to spend every summer, bored to death, at her father’s dilapidated estate in England. The one consolation is that this is the last summer she will have to visit before her eighteenth birthday frees her of this obligation. What Lily didn’t expect to find was someone who is just as lonely and out of place as she is. Someone that could make her actually want to stay at the rundown mansion.

Deep in the basement of her father’s home, she finds Adam, who is half human, half machine. He is her father’s latest prototype: a creation built for war, but able to do so much more than just basic fighting tactics and artillery protocol. Lily cannot help but be drawn to her father’s experiment, though she’s certain nothing can come of it. When she realizes that Adam will eventually be taken from her and potentially destroyed, she must decide whether putting her family in jeopardy is worth the risk of helping him escape.

About the Author:
Stephanie was born and raised in Miami where she currently works as a mental health counselor. In her spare time she loves to read, write, spend time with loved ones, travel, and watch anything made in the UK. Her other works include books one and two of The Draconi Series.

Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • 8 Swag Packs (including 1 notebook, 1 sticker, and 1 button)
  • 5 paperback copies of Pygmalia
  • 5 eBooks
Giveaway is International for ebooks, US only for print copies and swag.
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Beyond Earth Blog Stop, Review and Giveaway

Title:  Beyond Earth
Author:  Arlene Lagos
Published:  June 24th, 2013
Word Count:  45,700
Genre:  YA Science Fiction Fantasy
Recommended Age:  13+

Hidden in the fabric of our own galaxy are five planets, anchored to Earth and thriving with life. When young Adaminia walks through a doorway and onto another planet, she learns the truth about her destiny. She must locate the other six warriors and unite their shared power in order to fight off the growing darkness set to destroy their existence.

About the Author:
Lagos has written poetry, stage plays, screenplays and short stories for over 20 years. In addition to
writing the Beyond
Earth Series she also has twelve award-winning short stories published in the Giant Tales anthology. "Beyond Earth" is Book one of the series. "Beyond Planets" and "Beyond Time" will be coming out later this summer. Lagos currently resides in Massachusetts with her husband and their daughter.

R E V I E W 

When Adaminia turns the knob to a door that seems to call out to her, she never expects it to be the doorway into another world. She meets new people and runs into old friends that she never expected to meet again. As the story progresses, Adaminia finds out that her life is a lot more complicated than having a mentally unstable aunt to care for. What will happen on Adaminia's journey as she finds that the fate of humanity is in her hands?

Arlene Lagos has written a Sci-fi adventure that brings together forces of good and evil, battling to take over the worlds she has so vividly portrayed in this story. The scenes are well imagined and the characters keep true to their personalities. I can't wait to read book two and find out what happens next in Arlene Lagos's Beyond Earth Series.

RATING: ✮✮✮✮✮

G I V E A W A Y! 
Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • 5 eBook copies of Beyond Earth (INT)
  • 3 Beyond Earth mouse pads (US)
  • 10 Beyond Earth swag packs containing a pen and keychain (US)
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