Dying to Devour: TALON

 

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At BEA I received a signed copy of TALON. It has been sitting on my shelf–staring at me–since June. I soooo want to read this, but each time I goto the shelf I choose another book. It’s about time I read!!

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Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

Release Tuesday: FOLLOW ME THROUGH DARKNESS by Danielle Ellison

GUYS! I am so excited! Today is the day FOLLOW ME THROUGH DARKNESS releases!!!! If you haven’t seen me post about this before, check out the Goodreads summary below. I absolutely adore Danielle and can’t wait to here what you all think of FMTD!
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The truth won’t always set you free.

Less than a year ago, Neely Ambrose’s biggest worry was having the freedom to follow a path that wasn’t chosen for her.

Less than a year ago, she believed she could trust the Elders who said they had everyone’s best interest at heart and who said they were keeping them safe from the outside.

Sixty days ago, she discovered what they had planned for everyone she loved—and that all of it centered around her.
Now she’s on the run through a dangerous wasteland full of killing machines, secret organizations, and people who want to sell her back to the Elders for their own safety. The whole world outside the Compound is living proof that everything in Neely’s life was a lie manufactured by the Elders, which may even include the boy she loves.

All Neely wants is the truth, but each new piece of it drives her further from what she thought she knew. With only forty days until everyone she loves falls under the Elders’ mind control, Neely must decipher who to trust, what questions to ask, and how to get one step ahead of the Elders, who will do anything to keep their secrets buried.

 

Monday Musings

I spent my writing weekend revising and editing the first 60 pages of my WIP. My lovely critique partner had sent me notes on these pages and I needed to detangle a few things. With the family away, I was able to concentrate and get this done. THIS is progress!  I actually added five full pages and 2,000 words.

Now I can move on and write some new scenes, which is very exciting!

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Anyone else writing something new this week?

Five Minute Friday: THE CEMETERY BOYS

Yes.

I totally freaked out when I spun to win books at the HarperCollins booth at New York Comic Con and won The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer.

Ever since Auntie Heather posted about her new book, I wanted to get my grabby hands on it. Guys, I read this in one day! I LOVE THIS BOOK! I know it doesn’t release until March 2o15, but I had to share how wonderful the story is. Heather Brewer writes like no other. Her descriptive prose draws the reader directly into the story and makes you feel like you belong. Seriously…this is a MUST read!!!

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When Stephen is forced to move back to the nowhere town where his father grew up, he’s already sure he’s not going to like it. Spencer, Michigan, is like a town straight out of a Hitchcock movie, with old-fashioned people who see things only in black-and-white. But things start looking up when Stephen meets the mysterious twins Cara and Devon. They’re total punks–hardly the kind of people Stephen’s dad wants him hanging out with–but they’re a breath of fresh air in this backward town. The only problem is, Cara and Devon don’t always get along, and as Stephen forms a friendship with the charismatic Devon and something more with the troubled Cara, he starts to feel like he’s getting caught in the middle of a conflict he doesn’t fully understand. And as Devon’s group of friends, who hang out in a cemetery they call The Playground, get up to increasingly reckless activities to pass the summer days, Stephen worries he may be in over his head.

Stephen’s fears prove well-founded when he learns of Spencer’s dark past. It seems the poor factory town has a history of “bad times,” and many of the town’s oldest residents attribute the bad times to creatures right out of an urban legend. The legend goes that the only way the town will prosper again is if someone makes a sacrifice to these nightmarish creatures. And while Stephen isn’t one to believe in old stories, it seems Devon and his gang might put a lot of faith in them. Maybe even enough to kill for them.

Now, Stephen has to decide what he believes, where his allegiances lie, and who will really be his friend in the end.

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