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Blog Tour Stop! The Sara Chronicles by Laura Hughes

The Sara Chronicles

sarachroniclespicPublisher: Tate Publishing
Publication Date: December 18, 2012
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Book Series: Book 1 of 6
Formats: Paperback, Kindle, iBook
Print Length: 136 pages
Paperback Price: $9.98
Kindle Price: $6.99
iBook Price: $9.99

 

Blurb

Imagine yourself in a place where not only your wildest, most imaginative dreams but also your worst nightmares are a living, breathing reality. One second, you’re a helpless, victimized child, and the next you can control ocean currents, produce rainstorms, and freeze lakes. Would you use your powers for good? Or would you give in to the part of yourself that wants revenge and control over those who caused you pain?

This is exactly what a young girl named Sara had to decide when she was rescued from her horrible foster parents, the Finklesteins, and taken by her new guardian, Rianna, to a realm where magic has no limits and neither do Sara’s powers. Before Sara can decide, she meets three new friends: Thomas and James, two orphaned boys her age with similar abilities, and Olie, a powerful man who helps to guide the three of them on their quest to keep this magical universe in balance.

With Olie and Rianna’s help, the children’s circle of three creates a strong bond that fights against the evil forces of the realm. When they meet Braccus, a most evil being who wants to disrupt the magical world the children have come to treasure, Sara, Thomas, and James know they have a dangerous road ahead of them. But they’re not alone; they soon meet another circle of three orphaned children with miraculous powers: Alice, Franklin, and Finola, and together the two circles of three create a force that will challenge even Bracus. But will these children be able to band together and save the world as they know it? Or will Bracus have his way and tear them asunder?

Find out in Laura Hughes’ fast-paced and adventurous story, “The Sara Chronicles: The Beginning – Book One.”

 

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Review

What a magical debut!

I simply adored this creatively crafted novel! Sara’s journey begins in a miserable world in which she is helpless and alone, but she finds strength from within. A sweet heroine, deserving of the great power she possesses, is always a wonderful example for our young ladies. Of course, the boys are an excellent addition to story as well. Each new character is introduced smoothly, allowing an even flow, and the story never lacks adventure. Once I began reading this book, I couldn’t put it down! Exciting, fun, and captivating!

Appropriately written for ages eleven and beyond!

 

About This Literary Chef

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Author Laura Hughes

Registered nurse by day – author by night – I am an enthusiastic teller of tales. Most of my time off from my day job is spent running, working out, and thinking of new stories to tell. I love writing so much that I have written six complete books in five years with the seventh halfway finished. Notebook after notebook is filled with ideas for my characters and tales I want to start. Each book is like a movie playing in my head that I am just dying to share with others.

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Blog Tour

March 22, 2015:  Random Things In Action-http://www.haraiah.blogspot.com

March 23, 2015: Young Adult Reviews by Liz Winnhttp://www.villagebookreviewya.blogspot.com

March 24, 2015:  Read For Your Future – http://www.readforyourfuture.blogspot.com

March 25, 2015:  I Read Indie – http://www.twimom101bookblog.blogspot.com

March 26, 2015:  Becky’s Barmy Book Blog – http://www.beckysbarmybookblog.blogspot.com

March 27, 2015:  Books Galore – http://www.japourney.blogspot.ca

March 28, 2015: Word to Dreams – http://www.wordtodreams.blogspot.com

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The Literary Melting Pot – http://www.theliterarymeltingpot.com

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COVER REVEAL! BURNT DEVOTION (The Imdalind Series #5) by REBECCA ETHINGTON

Title:
Burnt Devotion
Series: Imdalind Series

Author: Rebecca EthingtonRelease Date: March 22, 2015

 
 Burnt Devotion, Book 5 in the Imdalind Series.
Dawn of Ash – the previously announced book five has now been moved to book 6.
Yes! An extra book. If you 
have
been waiting for the next installment of The Imdalind Series this is the book
you  h
ave been waiting for!
It was supposed to be the final battle,
the one to end Edmund’s line, his life, and free the magic Edmund had taken
from the world. That was how it was foreseen. The end of the battle that has
raged for centuries, unbeknownst to the mortals around them, the battle that
would end with Joclyn’s death.

 

But it did neither.

 

The battle still reigns, Joclyn still
lives, and the sight that was given eight hundred years ago is broken.

 

And it’s not the only one.

 

          Sights that were once thought infallible
have become nothing more than scattered glass, with broken pieces shattering
into incorrect visages. Sain clings to the magic that he knows to be true, but
there is something else, something that he is not saying. And what he does say
is no longer adding up.

 

Something is wrong.

 

Ilyan and his people move through the
caves, following a sight they hope to be correct, fleeing a battle that should
have been the end while the battle within each of them grows with each step.

 

Ryland fights the monsters his father has
infected him with.

 

Wynifred fights the confusion of who she
is.

 

Dramin fights to live.

 

Prague may not survive this battle, it
may be ripped to shreds… or burned to ashes.

 

Burnt Devotion is a Clean Young-Adult
Paranormal Romance

 

Language: Mild to Moderate
Violence: Moderate
Sexual Content: Low to None

 

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 Rebecca Ethington is a story teller and author
from Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been telling stories since she was small.
First, with writing crude scripts, and then in stage with years of theatrical
performances. Rebecca’s first stint into the world of literary writing, The
Imdalind Series, was released in October 2012 and since its release each book
has been found in several top 100 lists on Amazon. Rebecca is a mother to two,
and wife to her best friend of 14 years. Her days are spent writing, running,
and enjoying life with her crazy family.
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The International best selling Imdalind
Series continues in the highly anticipated fifth installment, Burnt Devotion.
Discover the series that USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog called
“interesting and intense.”

Branded at a young age by a mysterious
mark on her skin, Joclyn’s life has been shrouded with mystery and lies.
Abandoned by her father, and forced to keep her deformity a secret. Joclyn
lives with a haunting secret that she can’t share with anyone… not even her
best friend, Ryland.

But Ryland knows something she doesn’t,
and when he finds the mark all of the secrets become dangers that threaten to
destroy not only Joclyn’s life, but the fragile thread of a world that she
didn’t even know existed.

With over 200,000 copies sold, THE
IMDALIND SERIES  is a riveting drama that will quench your thirst for the
final saga.
Kiss of Fire (Imdalind #1)

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Eyes of Ember (Imdalind #2)

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Scorched Treachery
(Imdalind #3)

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 Soul of Flame (Imdalind #4)
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REVIEW: STAINED By: Ella James

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Seventeen-year-old Julia is finally living the good life. She’s traded a hard cot in a Memphis orphanage for her very own room in a perfect little house, on a perfect little street, with a perfect set of parents who picked her to be their daughter.

 

But Julia is hiding a secret – and one fall night, she returns home from a friend’s house to find that her secret has found her. Her ‘forever home’ is ashes. Her parents are dead. And, in the sky above the flames, a winged creature hunts her.

 

The Nephilim King, Samyaza, has taken everything from Cayne. After struggling in the darkness for years to piece together his shattered life, Cayne is finally ready to confront his past and avenge the loss of everything he loved. He tracks Samyaza to a Memphis warehouse, where he winds up flat on his back, in the healing hands of a beautiful, dark-haired girl he doesn’t need to know.

 

Unbeknownst to either of them, they are already bound. Cayne’s past holds the answers to Julia’s future. But what will pose the greatest threat to her? The bounty placed on her head by the leaders of two Celestial realms, or giving her heart to a man who is bound, by birth, to break it?

Review:

This YA novel starts off with a terrifying beginning, which immediately grabbed my attention!  Exhilaration filled me as an adventure ensued!

 

Julia’s a gifted young woman with a compassionate soul, but she’s not a normal teenager. Compared to Cayne, though, she’s the girl next door.  Cayne is an impossibly gorgeous breed of his kind, but he’s got a real bad side.  Fortunately for Julia, his anger is aimed towards someone else.  These two have good dialogue and the author does a great job of building the romantic tension. The action-packed fights between Samyaza and Cayne create the perfect path of heroism for Cayne, yet terrifies you at the same time.

 

There’s another world and a few more characters that have an important impact on the story, but I don’t want to cross the spoiler line.  I’ll simply say that although the narration goes back and forth between these worlds, it is seldom, and it’s easily understood.

 

I honestly don’t know how I’ve missed this series, but I’m glad it was sent to me!  I kept thinking of a younger version of Hellboy throughout this novel, and for the record, I love Hellboy.  The sensual aura between Julia and Cayne kept the romance lover inside of me wishing for more, while the danger around them caused me to read like a speed demon! My advice: slow down or you’ll miss important innuendos.  Ending with a cliffhanger, which is an ingenious way of capturing the reader, this novel was a joy to read. Since I’m now a hostage, I can’t wait to follow this cast of characters in the next installment!

– STAINED BOOKS TWO AND THREE LISTED IN AMAZON’S TOP 100 YA EBOOKS OF 2012.

-NOMINATED BEST DEBUT NOVEL AT UTOPYA CONVENTION 2012.

-NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10 YA ROMANCE BOOKS OF 2011.

-WINNER OF THE FLAMINGNET TOP CHOICE AWARD.

-CAYNE NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10 BEST BOOK BOYFRIENDS OF 2011.

-FEATURED ON NUMEROUS AMAZON BESTSELLER LISTS.

-FIRST IN A COMPLETED SERIES OF FOUR (INCLUDING STOLEN, CHOSEN, AND EXALTED)

About This Literary Chef:

 

Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone’s parents go to war over the placement of a comma.

 

Ella’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.

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