Queen of Someday: A Stolen Empire Novel
Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia—at any cost.
Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family—and herself—Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.
Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.
What people are saying about Queen of Someday:
"Love, betrayal, adventure and hard decisions that have no "right answer"... Russian Court is an exercise in "survival of the fittest" and Queen of Someday is a beautiful start to the journey of an innocent young girl growing into one of the greatest leaders of all time." ~June Stevens, author
"I was caught hook, line and sinker with this novel about a young girl's battle in a world that seems perfect on the surface, but is sinister and twisted underneath. I think one of the reasons I loved this book so much is because there was no fantasy or paranormal element the book. I would have loved it just as much if there had been, but to see that somewhere seemingly so safe could be so deadly, without a hint of magic or witchcraft, was haunting." ~Bonfire Book Reviews
"Queen of Someday" is a guilty pleasure read. Just like CW shows and Lifetime movies, it's full of drama, scandal and betrayal. And I just couldn't look away. I found myself gasping and grinning maniacally at every turn. Sophie's schemes delighted me in a way that made me question my own sanity. I enjoyed "Queen of Someday" in the same way that one enjoys CW shows; the melodrama is strangely addictive, but I'm embarrassed to admit exactly how much I enjoyed it." ~The Nerdy Journalist reviews
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Our team at Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing has a big reason to celebrate! We just signed our 65th Title! That's big news for our company after just celebrating our one-year anniversary a few months back. To celebrate, we are giving away not one, but two $65 Amazon Gift Cards (or Paypal Cash)! We decided one wasn't enough so Clean Teen Publishing will be giving away one and Crimson Tree Publishing is giving away the other.
Here is the big list of our 65 titles in alphabetical order:
A Place Halfway, Aftermath, Angus MacBain and the Island of Sleeping Kings, Burden of Sisyphus, Concealed in the Shadows, Current Impressions, Descending, Double Star, Ending ELE, Exposing ELE, Fall of Icarus, Finding ELE, Flame, Flame Caller, Haunting Zoe, Hidden Monster, Kindling Flames (Flying Sparks), Kindling Flames (Gathering Tinder), Last Orphans, Leighton's Summer, Lingering Echoes, Losing Logan, Moonflower, Never Forgotten, Night Marchers, Project ELE, Purge of Prometheus, Queen of Someday, Red, Redemption, Released from the Darkness, Reluctant Guardian, Rising, River of Bones, Rumors, Secrets, Smoke Rising, Spark, Surviving ELE, Sweet Contradiction, The Awakener, The Bionics, The Eye of Tanub, The Hunted, The Key, The Mind's Eye, The Power to See, The Wall, The Wanted, The Woodlands, The Wounded, Titanium, Unspeakable, Voodoo Moon, War, Water Shaper, Wicked Glory, Wicked Hunger, Wicked Power, Wind Warrior, Wolves of the Northern Rift, Wonderstruck, Worlds Between, Worlds Entwined, Worlds Undone
Here is the big list of our 65 titles in Mr. Squirrel's order:
Now it's time to enter the giveaway! This giveaway runs through September 30 2014. Good Luck!
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RIVER OF BONES By Angela J. Townsend
Coming soon as a motion picture! Read the book today!
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Young Adult Horror - Romance
When seventeen-year-old Dharma Moore moves to Bayou country so her scam artist mother can work as a Paranormal Investigator, she discovers that more than ghosts haunt the abandoned plantation they now call home.
Centuries ago, a voodoo curse was placed on the swamp waters surrounding the old plantation by a murdered slave. This terrible curse ensnares Dharma with its deadly effects. To save herself, she must face the terror of the haunted waters, find the dead woman's skull, and convince the slave's soul to release her from its torments. When Dharma discovers an ancient secret that links her to the property—a secret kept from her by her own family—she realizes that the curse is more personal to her than she ever imagined.
To survive, Dharma must accept the help of the locals, and put her trust in the handsome gardener, Wolf Bodine—who is the only one crazy enough to come near the plantation. With his help, Dharma must learn to embrace the truth and accept that magic is not only real… but that it can be very, very deadly!
A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES:
We know that our readers love to see how a cover was made. Above you can find the elements that our fabulous cover designer— Marya Heiman— used to create the new cover. Her inspiration was also taken from the movie poster for River of Bones, which can be seen below:
Angela Townsend was born in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Missoula, Montana. As a child, Angela grew up listening to stories told by her grandparents, ancient tales and legends of faraway places. Influenced by her Irish and Scottish heritage, Angela became an avid research historian, specializing in Celtic mythology. Her gift for storytelling finally led her to a full time career in historical research and writing. A writer in local community circulations, Angela is also a published genealogical and historical resource writer who has taught numerous research seminars. Currently, Angela divides her time between writing, playing Celtic music on her fiddle, and Irish dancing.
Angela's first novel, Amarok, was published through Spencer Hill Press in 2012. Her newest novel, Angus MacBain and The Island of Sleeping Kings, was signed for publication with Clean Teen Publishing in 2013.
Angela resides on a ranch, in rural Northwestern Montana, with her two children Levi and Grant.
More books by Angela J. Townsend:
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First, a special thank you to Carlyle Labuschagne for coordinating this amazing event and allowing me to participate. I'm honored to be among such wonderful people. At any time, you can view all of the blog posts as they accumulate on the Facebook event page.
Let's talk about the exhibits. I have been to many conventions for many different industries. I have never walked into the exhibitor space and been completely overwhelmed. UtopYA exhibitors took my breath away! The beautiful book covers, insanely cool swag, and the fabulous authors themselves were a sight to be seen. I learned very quickly how approachable and friendly people were, and how willing this group was to share their knowledge. I met so many wonderful people, who I continue to keep in touch with virtually, and who I can't wait to see again next year. I went home with a suitcase full of books and swag - the size of the bag was the only thing that kept me from buying more, which leads me to my top three nuggets of wisdom for newbies:
1) Attend the keynotes. Sure, you can't sleep in, but you don't want to miss these epic speakers. The room was packed, and there's a reason for it. I loved both keynote addresses this year. Don't miss out!
2) Take advantage of the exhibit hall. No where else will you find so many authors who are not only accessible, but WANT to talk to you, sign your books, and maybe even share some cool swag. Don't be afraid - approach with abandon!
3) Bring a bigger suitcase. Unless you drive, and then make sure your trunk is empty. Otherwise, you'll end up like me, staring at a hotel bed covered with swag and books and wondering what clothing I'm leaving behind. (In the end, no clothes were abandoned. I fit what I could and shared the rest with my roomies who had extra space in their luggage.)
To wrap things up...if you love to read, this event is for you. If your passion is blogging, this event is for you. If you're a published author, this event is for you. If you're thinking of writing a book or you are about to be published...should I say it again? This event is for you! We all have something we can share, we all have something we can learn, and there is no better environment that UtopYA to do that. There is no pressure and no judgment. We come together with one common love - books - and that unites us above all else. I hope to see you there next year!
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