Five Minute Friday: CONJURED

One of my students came into class and was reading CONJURED. As I always do, I asked her what she was reading and if it was good. After talking to her and reading the summary, I knew I had to get my hands on this book. As soon as my student was finished reading, she handed me the book to borrow. I just started, but already I’m drawn in by the character’s voice and can’t wait to find out just what her memories are trying to tell Eve.

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Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name—but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she’s in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they won’t say—or do—to her to get her to remember.

At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things—things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed—and she’s lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her—but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.

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?

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