In light of Emma's NEW cover reveal for DARKNESS WATCHING ( which we will be showing on our blog very shortly..) we wanted to Spotlight her book The Puppet Spell and also learn a few things about this AMAZING author along the way.. We hope you all enjoy her answer in the interview and be sure to check out her book The Puppet Spell...
Book Description: Unlike her rebellious sister Lucinda, fifteen-year-old Lexa prefers to spend her free time playing video games, fighting the forces of evil with her partner-in-crime Marlon. But when Lucinda steals an invisibility potion from their uncle’s storeroom, she unleashes chaos into their lives. Lexa and Marlon find themselves catapulted into a world far more dangerous than any video game, full of misleading illusions, sinister Conjurors and deadly Fey, and threatened by a man with a grudge known as the Puppeteer. Accompanied only by Lexa’s uncle’s unreliable (and rather dangerous) Chimera, Lexa and Marlon must navigate this world to find Lucinda- before they too fall under the spell of the puppet master...
'Kudos to author Emma L. Adams and her debut novel! She has created a beautifully creepy work of art and I look forward to her future works.' - Fantasy author Amy Joy Lutchen (Goodreads review)
'OMG, my hat goes off to Miss Adams. "The Puppet Spell", is a mind-bogglingly crafted novel... It's Harry Potter meets The Matrix. It's a fast-paced story that left me gripping the end of my seat waiting for the next scene to start. Adams's debut novel is a must have! Its original take on magic and other worlds will have you placed under a spell of its own.' - YA author Elle A. Rose (Amazon review)
'Adams has crafted an entertaining fantasy tale with some nicely creepy moments. This novel is aimed at a young audience and should be extremely well received...a brilliantly written adventure story.' - Fantasy author Sharon Stevenson (Amazon review) 'Ms. Adams gives much attention to detail, and she makes you believe that other lands do exist. She has a wonderful way of making you feel immersed in the story and the flow from one scene to the next makes it easy to follow. It is both eerie and beautiful. If you enjoy otherworldly fantasies, this is a book you will enjoy!' - Christy at Christy's Cozy Corners - read the full review here. 'Excellent! I really, really liked this book. I was drawn into the setting, I loved the characters, the plot was great, and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I think readers of all ages will love Puppet Spell and I recommend you add it to your bookshelf today.' - Paul R. Hewitt, author of Lionel's Christmas Adventure
Emma spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing fantasy and paranormal for young adults. She was born in Birmingham, UK, which she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also wrote various novels and short stories. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).
Now a reluctant graduate, she can usually be found in front of her writing desk, creating weird and wonderful alternative worlds. Her debut novel The Puppet Spell, published in 2013 by Rowanvale Books, is a fantasy tale for young adults and the young at heart, inspired by her lifelong love of the fantastical, mythology, and video games. Emma also writes supernatural fantasy novels for older teens and adults.Her next book, Darkness Watching, is the first in the upper-YA/New Adult Darkworld series, and will be published in September 2013 by Curiosity Quills Press.
I’ve always had a vivid
imagination and I spent most of my childhood creating imaginary
worlds and characters, but it was when I was ten that my teacher
first suggested that I could be a writer. And that was it: I knew
what I wanted to do with my life. I wrote endless short stories and
planned huge epics, but it wasn’t until I was 14 that I actually
sat down and wrote a novel. It was terrible, but it taught me a lot
has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has
been the best compliment?
toughest by far was the report I received for the first book I ever
wrote, from a literary consultancy. It was
worth it, but it was brutal! Best compliment? I love all the reviews
I’ve received so far for The Puppet Spell – I treasure all
you have any advice for other writers?
a lot, write a lot, learn from other writers, get feedback on your
work –and don’t give up!
many drafts did you have to write for The Puppet
Any scenes that were cut from the original that you want to share?
I lost count a
while back! I think about 5-6 drafts, but I edited it a lot when it
was uploaded to Authonomy.
inspired the idea for 'The
The original idea
was in an old notebook I found in my room. I’d written the
beginning of a story about a hidden laboratory a few years back, and
I started thinking about how I might finish it. One idea led to
another and The Puppet Spellwas
was your favorite chapter (or part) to write in 'The
I really enjoyed
writing the Fey Kingdom scenes. And the ending! :)
is your favorite snack/treat or drink while writing?
Diet coke. I’m
addicted to the stuff.
are you currently reading?
I read a lot! I just
Victoria Schwab, which was amazing!
is your fictional character crush?
don’t really do that sort of thing…but I do like Jace from The
Mortal Instruments and Daemon from the Lux series, because they’re
you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Just that I hope
you enjoy the book! :)
That concludes this Tale-Spinner post! I want to say THANK YOU to Emma for be with us on out blog today . (I'm a huge Daemon fan! :) good choice! ) I hope you all go and check out her books!! As always thanks to al you awesome blog follower who follow us and take the time to read out post..WE LOVE YOU! :)
Addicted to You by Colina Brennan Published: June 25th 2013 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
When twenty-one-year-old Leah Carter’s latest one night stand burglarizes her apartment, her roommate forces her to attend therapy for sex addicts. Leah insists she isn’t a sex addict; she just doesn’t do relationships. After all, sooner or later, everyone lets you down. At first, the group sessions are little more than an education on how to be promiscuous. Until she meets the newest addict—blue eyes, killer body, and a smile that tempts relapse. Psychology student Will McLean is posing as a fellow addict while researching a case study on unusual addictions. But the more he learns about Leah, the more certain he is that his desire to break through her walls and unearth her secrets has nothing to do with his assignment. As the uncertainties spike alongside the sexual tension, the only thing Leah knows for sure is that falling in love would be disastrous. Too bad love might be one addiction she can’t kick.
Ruin by C.J. Scott (A Summer in Winter Novel 1) Publication date: August 2013 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Kate Bell isn’t perfect. Not even close. The things she got up to in college would cause her parents to fall off their pedestals in shock. Home for the summer vacation, Kate settles in for a long, boring break in the tiny backwater of Winter with folks who still treat her like she’s twelve.
Then Ben Parker arrives and suddenly Winter gets interesting. He’s hot, mysterious and good with his hands. Kate falls for him instantly, but her cop father warns her to stay away. But how can she stay away from someone as compelling as Ben? Someone who thinks she’s perfect just the way she is?
When Ben’s secrets catch up to him, not only is Kate’s heart in danger of being broken, but Ben’s entire future could be ruined.
Celebrating the release of Recklessly by A. J. Sand, the author is offering great prizes and an excerpt from the book!
Author: A.J. Sand
Release date: August 28th, 2013
Age Group:Mature New Adult/Adult
Wes Elliott just met his match…and she might actually burn his entire world down.Surfing and sex. This is Wes Elliott's life. And it's just the way he likes it. `
After seeing his parents stay in a loveless marriage his entire life, and burying away a heartbreak from his past, he knows where romance is best left: crappy chickmovies. He'd rather lust and eventually leave, and that's exactly what the plan was when he met Lana Langston.Except…turns out she’s only in it for the thrills, too. She's always only in it for the thrills: life in the literal fast lane on her motorcycle, and the hot nights in forbidden places without the awkward talks in the mornings after. She's Wes Elliott in way tighter jeans. So, this should be perfect, right? But the more time Wes spends with her, the more he wants the nights to turn into mornings. And maybe even longer. Suddenly, it isn't so perfect for him anymore. And the things he thought were buried are digging themselves up. Now Wes is in a lot of trouble. He’s falling in love with the one girl who might be a bigger risk than even a guy who gets barreled by the most dangerous waves in the world is willing to take on.Can Wes and Lana figure out a way to make it work? Or is he headed for something far more reckless?Due to the sexual content, language and violence, this work is not recommended for readers under 18.
I'm please to be share another fabulous author with you this week! Her name is Janiera Eldridge and she is the Author of Soul Sisters . She had kindly agreed to a Guest Post and with out further ado...
About The Author
Janiera enjoys feeding her book addiction when she not writing. She is also a book blogger at Beauty and Books where she mixes being a book nerd with keeping things chic. When not reading or writing she is freelance writing in the entertainment industry. When trying to relax she likes a huge yard sale on a Saturday morning, rainy days to read by and nacho cheese is her kryptonite. Soul Sisters is her debut novel.
nineteen-year-old high school dropout Travis Walker, women are like
snowflakes–each one different, but beautiful in her own way.
charm any girl he meets, and yet down deep he fears he’ll always be
a loser like his jailbird father. As the landlady threatens to evict
him and his sick mother, Travis takes a job he hates and spends his
evenings picking up girls at a nearby night spot.
enlists in a teen program at the local fire station, he finds out
he’s amazing at it. Then he meets the smoking hot Kat Summers,
enlists Kat’s friend Zoey to help him woo her, and falls in love
for the first time ever.
keeps the details of his life secret. His girl will never love him
back if she knows the truth about him….
Caisey Quinn is celebrating the release of Girl on Tour, book #2 in the Kylie Ryans novels! Make sure to check out the excerpt below and enter the giveaway Caisey is offering!
Title: Girl on Tour: Kylie Ryans #2
Author: Caisey Quinn
Release date: August 27, 2013
Age Group:New Adult
An up and comer trying to make a name for herself...
KYLIE never expected to be stuck on a tour bus with a pampered princess and her boyfriend’s ex.
A troubled artist struggling to hold onto his career...
TRACE thought he was finally getting to do things his way. Until the label added co-headliner Gretchen Gibson, the only person in country music with more issues than him, to his No Apologies tour.
Surrounded by tabloid rumors and people they can't trust, Kylie and Trace need each other more than ever. But the choices they make will change everything.
Because chasing your dreams and following your heart don’t always lead you to the same place…
*A novella to the best-selling New Adult novel STRIPPED*
I’m the knight on the white horse in her eyes, the one who broke down her defenses after her sister’s death until she realized she was capable of love. To her—aside from my name, Torrin Kingsley—I’m perfect.
But there’s a sliver of my past I’ve never shared with her. One that is now haunting me with every breath I take. One she is starting to raise her brow to.
I’m not certain how much longer I can keep it from her. To be honest, I don’t know that it would make a difference anyway, because it seems no matter which path I choose, they all lead to the same end point. A place without Quinn.
My demons run bone deep. I guess burying them forever wasn’t possible.
Brooklyn Skye grew up in a small town where she quickly realized writing was an escape from small town life. Really, she’s just your average awkward girl who’s obsessed with words. Her Best-Selling New Adult debut, STRIPPED, is out NOW! Represented by Bree Ogden of D4EO Literary Agency.
There’s a Spanish proverb that says, “From the thorn and the pain, a flower is born.” Naomi Duran never really understood what that meant until she became an archangel.
Finally reunited with the love of her life, Naomi thought she had everlasting love and happiness in Heaven. Even with the rebellious Lash by her side, she learns that life as an archangel isn’t easy.
When secrets of the past are finally revealed, tempers flare, brother is pitted against brother, and Naomi and Lash face the greatest threat to their relationship: choosing among love, family, or duty.
In the end, can this family of broken angels forgive past mistakes, or will they carry the thorn in their hearts forever, ripping their family apart?
L.G. (Linda) Castillo wrote her first story when she was ten and has been writing ever since. She took a break from writing fiction and poetry to focus on obtaining her Ph.D. in counseling psychology. She is now a licensed psychologist and currently works as a professor at a Texas university. Although she has published her psychological research in several professional journals and books, her dream has always been to publish a novel. Lash is her debut novel and was written during the 2012 National Novel Writing Month event.
Okay okay I'm SUPER DUPER EXCITED!! I'm teaming up with some lovely ladies...Christy's from Christy's Book Addiction and Rain from Rain's Reading Room..to bring you a Totally Awesome blog hop/giveaway/challenge extravaganza!
SOUTHERN BOOK CARNIVAL.
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Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when
she wants something…
Raine finally knows that her gorgeous
neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse
mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy
about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a
mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories
erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying
She will make Torin forget his one
rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again.
But she quickly learns that well-laid
plans do not work when dealing with deities and supernatural beings.
Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin
further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone
His voice came to me as though from
afar, hope slowly dying with each word from his mouth, until a giant
gaping hole remained. I wanted to say something, but my tongue stayed
glued to my mouth, which had gone dry. So I waited, heart pounding.
“Our paths must have crossed and you
misunderstood,” he said gently.
“Misunderstood?” I whispered.
“The nature of our relationship.”
He let go of the car door and shoved his hands in his front pants
pockets again. “I make a point of not getting emotionally involved
with Mortals. It is counterproductive. So if I did something to
mislead you in any way, I’m sorry. It was not my intention.”
He paused, his jaw tense, his gaze
steady. I wanted to look away, but I couldn’t, the finality of his
previous words echoing in my head like my worst nightmare.
“I’ll not always be a Mortal,” I
whispered. “I plan to start training as soon as possible.”
His eyebrows shot up. “Why?”
My mind went blank. Then jumbled
thoughts slammed into my psyche. Just because he couldn’t remember
didn’t give him the right to write us off. Anger slowly crept in
and mingled with the pain. Misunderstood the nature of our
relationship? Emotional involvement with me was counterproductive? He
wasn’t willing to find out the truth or give me the benefit of the
doubt. He just assumed he couldn’t have gotten involved with me, a
“Why? What kind of question is that?”
I asked through clenched teeth.
His brow shot up. “One you should be
Hating that I had to look up at him, I
stood. He didn’t even have the decency to step back. The heat from
his body leaped and wrapped around me, messing with my head. Usually,
I welcomed the effect he had on me. Now, it just pissed me off.
“I’ve asked it a gazillion times,
and I keep coming back to me, my mother, my entire existence. My
mother is a Valkyrie. Norns marked me when I was a child for
their diabolical reason, so Valkyrie and Norn magic flows in my
He smirked. “So? That doesn’t mean
you have to become one.”
“The Norns are after me, Torin. Just
because you don’t remember things doesn’t mean I don’t. Dealing
with them was horrible. I have to be prepared this time.”
He cocked his eyebrows. “I heard you
stood up to them and accomplished something. Do it again. Show them
you are one Mortal they can’t bully. Being a Valkyrie is a lonely,
crappy existence. Being a Norn is even worse.”
(I received a ecopy of Immortals for the tour. I'm not a paid reviewer and these thoughts are my own.)
I hold true to the statement I made on goodreads..that was Immortal is 6 out of 5 star!!! Seriously this book was that amazing.. I could NOT put this book down! One of my new favorite! I love you Torin st.James! ( I don't care you are taken by Raine I still LOVE YOU :P ) Ahh okay I think I'm getting working up again just thinking about this book. It truly is a new favorite of mine!
This book should come with a warning: caution IMMORTALS is so amazing that you won't be able to put it down. Symptoms you may experience while reading- joy, happiness, love,and excitement. Side effect from reading the book to fast- sadness, a form depression, wishing you had read it slower, and extremely bummed that Torin St.James isn't real :)
Immortals in told in the POV of a girl named Raine ( this is a continuation of Runes, also told in Raine's POV- if you haven't read it yet, for shame..go pick it up NOW so you can get to Immortals :P ) We go through a journey with Raine as she learns things aren't always easy and telling truth from the lies proves to be tougher then she thought. Raine is a wonderful main character! She is never whinny or clingy..she is a refreshing fun character who is lucky to have one of the hottest book boyfriends out there. TORIN ST.JAMES!! Torin strikes again...In Immortals he was super sexy, cocky, and funny..Ahh Torin and Raine together was so sweet! I love it!! :)
All in all this book is a definite MUST READ!! If you have yet to read this series or haven't heard of it yet I would urge you to check it out! You won't be sorry. This series is AWESOME! Ednah is a wonderful author, truly one of my favorites! :)
About the Author
EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy
Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own
stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American
short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is
not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her
family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.
Ednah is the author of The Guardian
Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen
angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel
was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews.
BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher
Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment,
will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the
series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at www.ednahwalters.com
Ednah also writes YA paranormal
romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book
2. She is presently working on book 3, GRIMNIRS (Release date TBA).
Read more about this series and the world she's created here
Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters,
Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary
romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first
book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published
four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six.
You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.