Hello all! Welcome to the cover reveal for Fractured Glass! Before we get into the covers, how about a little information on the book?
Expected Release Date: Late December, 2014
Pre-orders: Late November, 2014
Title: Fractured Glass
Author(s): Tia Silverthorne Bach, Jo Michaels, Casey L. Bond, Kelly Risser, and N. L. Greene
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction with five sub-genres (paranormal, horror, fantasy, magic, and romance)
Length: ~100k words
What if other worlds existed alongside your own? What if you could travel through them and truly escape reality?
Sloan and Harley Glass were born moments apart; but, despite their differences, the sixteen-year-old twins couldn’t be closer. They’ve held their tongues each and every time their mother has uprooted them—often moving across the country with little notice. They’ve learned to accept change. But what is Mom running from?
They discover they’re travelers—half-descendants of those who can traverse an entire universe of parallel worlds known as fractals. When the past catches up, Harley is kidnapped and taken to one of those distant worlds. Now, Sloan must garner her courage and find a way to rescue her sister. Traversing the worlds isn’t the hard part; it’s surviving the elements and the creatures lying in wait to destroy everything in their path.
Will the Glass sisters be able to save the fractal worlds from the kidnapper, or will everything fracture and crumble around them?
Sounds good, eh?
Why is this novel different? Well, because it's a novel anthology. Each of the authors endeavored to use the same characters, and to guide those characters through five sub-genres of 20k words each in the same storyline. You've never read anything quite like it, and we do hope you enjoy the Glass sisters' adventures.
Now we'll get to the good stuff! First, the digital cover:
Now, for the full wrap:
We can't wait to release this puppy out into the world for all to read and be entertained. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out our cover. We'll have some giveaways when the book goes live, so be looking for that post, too!
If you'd like to visit the authors, you may do so via the links below:
Tia Silverthorne Bach
Casey L. Bond
N. L. Greene
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COVER REVEAL: KINDLING FLAMES (SMOKE RISING) by Julie Wetzel
KINDLING FLAMES— Smoke Rising by Julie Wetzel
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Day: December 19, 2014
Book #2 in The Kindling Flames Series
Is there such a thing as a normal life when you live with an ancient vampire and a temperamental hellhound?
Victoria Westernly was just starting to think so. With Samhain just around the corner and the promise of a Halloween Ball, her life was looking good. Even the addition of a new master vampire couldn’t bring her down.
When Victoria and Darien become the victims of a series of unfortunate accidents, they know something’s up. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. But, the question is… who is burning what?
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ABOUT AUTHOR JULIE WETZEL
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.
Julie Wetzel is the author of Kindling Flames, Book 1 in The Ancient Fire Series. Kindling Flames is scheduled to release through Crimson Tree Publishing in the Fall of 2014.
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COVER REVEAL: The Celestine Sword by M.E. Cunningham
PUBLISHER: Clean Teen Publishing
GENRE: Young Adult Adventure Fantasy
RELEASE DAY: December 19, 2014
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She found the perfect boyfriend in a land of wonder and enchantment. To find him again, Lauren Marriott is going back to the mysterious world of Terratir, but instead of being a dream come true, it turns into a nightmare of demonic proportions.
Zach Marriott will now take his rightful place as the last and only Ancient in the land of Terratir… or so he thinks. One crisis after another threatens to distract him. Will he be able to save himself, let alone the magical realm he has come to love?
Lauren and Zach are once again immersed in the perilous world of the Warlord, only this time, the Warlord isn't the problem. Something worse awaits them—something terrifying and indestructible. They must make a choice… slay their most-beloved friend or risk the destruction of the world of Terratir by a monster made flesh.
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The Eye of Tanub by M.E. Cunningham
Everyone thinks she's crazy. And maybe she is. But Lauren Marriott knows her journey into Terratir happened. It was real, and she's writing all down in frightening detail.
She has no patience for her brother Zach and his passion for stupid computer games until she finds a mysterious pendant in his room, pulsating with magical power. Lauren wants it, not realizing it's a portal between this world and one of monsters, sorcerers, and dangerous quests.
Never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined what she'd find in the terrifying world of The Warlord—death at every turn, but also a love stronger than time itself.
In order to escape Terratir, Lauren, Zach, and their newfound friends, must complete the impossible quest for the Eye of Tanúb, a relic of immense power, which The Warlord has already stolen for himself.
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THE LAST ORPHANS by N.W. Harris
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Release Day: TODAY!
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Genre: Young Adult Mature - Apocalyptic Adventure
One horrifying day will change the life of sixteen-year-old Shane Tucker and every other kid in the world.
In a span of mere hours, the entire adult population is decimated, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves and deal with the horrific aftermath of the freak occurrence. As one of the newly made elders in his small town, Shane finds himself taking on the role of caretaker for a large group of juvenile survivors. One who just happens to be Kelly Douglas—an out-of-his-league classmate—who, on any other day, would have never given Shane a second glance.
Together, they begin their quest to find out why all of the adults were slaughtered. What they find is even more horrifying than anything they could have expected—the annihilation of the adults was only the beginning. Shane and his friends are not the unlucky survivors left to inherit this new, messed-up planet. No, they are its next victims. There is an unknown power out there, and it won’t stop until every person in the world is dead.
A spine-tingling adventure that will have you gasping for breath all the way until the last page, The Last Orphans is the first book in an all-new apocalyptic series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born at the end of the Vietnam war and raised on a horse farm near small town north Georgia, N.W. Harris's imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding his family’s log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee morning hours, he read books.
N.W. Harris published his first novel—Joshua's Tree—in 2013. It was no wonder that with his wild imagination and passion for all things word related, that N.W. Harris was named a quarterfinalist in Amazon's Break Through Novel Award Contest. In early 2014, N.W. Harris joined the ranks with Clean Teen Publishing when they signed his new young adult apocalyptic adventure series—The Last Orphans.
In addition to writing, N.W. Harris has been a submarine sailor, nurse, and business owner. His studies have included biology, anthropology, and medicine at UCSB and SUNY Buffalo. He is an active member of SCBWI and lives in sunny southern California with his beautiful wife and two perfect children. He writes like he reads, constantly.
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FINDING WILLOW by Michelle K. Pickett
(An Unspeakable Novella)
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“Finding Willow” is the prequel to “Unspeakable,” the touching romance between Brody and Willow that explores one girl’s quiet strength to survive the unbearable weight of a family secret alone, and the love and resolve of a boy determined to help her.
Brody Victor lives life on the fringes. Moving from school to school with each transfer his mother’s job requires has taught Brody well: If there’s one thing harder than making friends, it’s saying goodbye to them. So he’s learned to close himself off. He’s a loner, and that’s how he likes it.
When his mother accepts a permanent position in Wisconsin, Brody begins to slowly open up. But old habits die hard and, for Brody, making friends doesn’t come easily. That is, until he meets Annabelle. Brody loses himself in her. Their connection runs deep and, for the first time, Brody truly lets someone inside. But life can be cruel. An unexpected job transfer uproots Brody from his home in Wisconsin, and Annabelle.
Vowing not to get involved with another girl after the heartbreak of losing Annabelle, Brody returns to life on the outside looking in. A loner by choice. Until the night he finds Willow. Friendly and beautiful, a guy can’t help but notice her, but Brody notices more than her beauty. When she flashes her full smile, a spark is missing from her hazel eyes and for reasons unknown to him, Brody needs to find the reason.
Along the way, he stumbles across a secret bigger than both of them.
UNSPEAKABLE by Michelle K. Pickett
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance (Realistic Fiction) YAm
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Release Date: February 10, 2015
“Breathe. No one will break me. I’m strong. Breathe. Just breathe.”
On the outside, Willow appears to have it all. She’s beautiful, smart, from an influential family, and she dates the most popular guy in school—Jaden. But she would walk away from it all in a second. Willow is tormented by lies and suffocating guilt, not the hearts and flowers people believe her life is full of.
She carries a dark secret. Plagued by nightmares and pain, the secret dominates her life. If she hadn’t walked away. If she had just… but she didn’t. And now she has to live with her choices. But when someone uncovers her family’s past, they use it against her, crushing her spirit little by little. She tells herself she just has to make it to graduation. Then she can leave Middleton, and her secret, far behind.
When Brody transfers to Cassidy High, he turns Willow’s life upside down. He shows her what it feels like to live again, really live. And suddenly, she isn’t satisfied with just surviving until graduation. She wants a normal life—with Brody—and he wants her. But the closer they become, the more it threatens to unravel the secret she’s worked so hard to hide.
Willow finds true love with Brody. Will she let his love save her, or walk away from him to keep her secret safe?
Did you know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month? If you followed Clean Teen Publishing last year, you may have seen the many posts throughout October 2013 from our authors and team members about bullying. This year we have decided to participate in Bullying Prevention Month 2014! Bullying Prevention is important to us as it affects many of our teen readers and even our adult readers. (Yes, adults can get bullied too!) Please stay tuned to our blog and social media for upcoming posts from your favorite authors as we help spread the message that BULLYING IS FOR WIMPS!
To kick this month off, we are going to be hosting a huge—gigantic—unbelievable giveaway! We will have additional entry options for this giveaway with each new blog post we send! So make sure to subscribe to follow our blog by email to maximize your chances to win some amazing prizes that include:
GRAND PRIZE: $100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
ADDITIONAL PRIZES INCLUDE:
Jon Messenger- $10 Amazon Gift Card
Amanda Strong- Signed Copy of The Awakener (US Only- International will get The Awakener e-book) & a Hidden Monster Necklace
Kelly Risser- Signed copy of Never Forgotten (US Only- International will get Current Impressions e-book) and a Swag Pack (includes postcard and ribbon charm bookmark)
Julie Wetzel- Signed copy of Kindling Flames- Gathering Tinder (US Only- International will get Kindling Flames- Flying Sparks e-book) and a Bookmark.
Michelle Pickett- Milayna Swag Pack and a print copy of Finding Willow (US Only- International will receive an e-book ARC of Unspeakable.)
Angela J. Townsend- eBook Prize pack including Angus MacBain and the Island of Sleeping Kings, Moonflower and River of Bones.
Jennifer Anne Davis- eBook Prize pack including The Key, Red and War.
N.W. Harris- Signed copy of The Last Orphans (US Only- International will get The Last Orphans e-book) and a bookmark.
Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels- Signed copy of Project ELE (US Only- International will get The entire ELE Series in e-book format) and a signed bookmark.
Sandy Goldsworthy- Swag Pack- postcard and ribbon charm bookmark.
Alicia Michaels- Autographed copy of The Bionics (US Only- International will receive The Bionics Boxed Set, digital format) and a bookmark.
Sherry Ficklin- Swag Pack!
Peggy Martinez- Audio book for Sweet Contradiction.
Holly Kelly- Autographed copy of Rising (US Only- International will receive Rising and Descending in digital format).
Lauren Nicolle Taylor- The Wounded iPhone 5 phone case! (International)
Erica Kiefer- Signed copy of Lingering Echoes (US Only- International will receive a digital copy of Lingering Echoes) and a bookmark
Sherry D. Ficklin- Losing Logan Audio Book
*The Grand Prize is open Internationally. Some other prizes may be US Only with an alternative International prize for International winners.
Before you enter this giveaway, let's add an extra 5 entries to this Rafflecopter today for anyone who comments and lets us know what they will do to help stop bullying in their community! We look forward to hearing your comments.
*You will see the entry option on the Rafflecopter Form.
You'll often see authors requesting reviews, and you might wonder why. Are authors narcissist people who require a frequent and firm pat on the back? Quite the contrary! Most writers are also avid readers, and therefore we recognize the power of the review – good, bad or indifferent. The more reviews a book has, the easier it will be for someone first finding the title to decide if it sounds like something he or she would like to read.
Personally, I do this ALL the time. Sometimes reviews sway my decision to purchase, or not purchase, and sometimes not, but I always look at them and use the general opinion to get a feel for whether the book is one I will enjoy or not. I also leave reviews, maybe not 100% of the time, but I can safely say 90% of the time I do.
So, you see, reviews are important to the author, mainly because, they are important to the readers. How great is it that you can look up any title and see what others think of it before you purchase it? Years ago, this wasn’t an option. You might have gone on word of mouth, or just winged it and bought the book to see what you think.
This week, my novel, Current Impressions, the second book in the Never Forgotten series, is featured on Choosy Bookworm for the Read and Review Segment. If you’re interested in doing this or you know someone who might be, please share the link. This isn’t about getting 5-star reviews, this isn’t about boosting my ego, it’s about gathering realistic opinions from others readers so new readers can make an informed decision on this book. Thank you!
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