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October 10, 2013

Cover Reveal ~ The Soul's Mark: CHANGED by Ashley Stoyanoff and get a free ebook of FOUND

Quick Facts
Expected Release Date: December 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Formats: All ebook formats and Paperback
Synopsis Ever since college student Amelia Caldwell moved to Willowberg her life has been in turmoil. But without the evil vampire hunters terrorizing the town, life in Willowberg has been relatively quiet. With a little help from Mother Nature and a dream for a better future, Mitchell has found himself in a predicament—after eight hundred years of being immortal he is now a human while his soulmate is a vampire. Now all Amelia and Mitchell have to do is hide from the world until his body can handle the change. But when Mitchell gets a cold all hell breaks loose. With an unexpected resistance rising, and an unexplained deadline from the spirits, Amelia realizes that this is a fight she cannot win alone. One thing is clear: to save Mitchell, he needs to change—again. But if he does, what chance does he have of surviving it?
To celebrate the upcoming release of The Soul’s Mark: CHANGED, the fourth and final book in The Soul’s Mark Series, Ashley is giving away unlimited FREE eCopies of The Soul’s Mark: FOUND, the awarding winning first book in the series. So grab the coupon code below and download your eCopy of The Soul’s Mark: FOUND from Smashwords. Share the code with your family and friends, and if you enjoy it and decide to continue on with the series, Ashley would love it if you could post a review on Amazon.com, Goodreads, and blogs for each of her books that you read.
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Expiration Date: October 17, 2013
Ashley Stoyanoff, the award winning author of The Soul’s Mark: FOUND, lives in Whitby, Ontario and loves diving into the magical world of creating fiction. When not writing, she can be found reading sappy novels, watching cheesy chick flicks, and buying far too many clothes. Connect with Ashley Stoyanoff Online Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Email Other Books by Ashley Stoyanoff The Soul's Mark Series The Soul's Mark: FOUND (The Soul's Mark, #1) The Soul's Mark: HUNTED (The Soul's Mark, #2) The Soul's Mark: BROKEN (The Soul's Mark, #3) Waking Dreams, A Soul's Mark Novella Deadly Trilogy Deadly Crush (Deadly Trilogy, #1)

October 6, 2013

My review of Splintered by A.G. Howard ~ An amazing trip down the rabbit hole~


Splintered (Splintered #1)
by A. G. Howard
YA Paranormal Romance
Published by Amulet Books
Pub. Date: January 1, 2013
Pages: 384
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥½

Summary ~ from goodreads~

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land  as well as a girl's pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers - precisely the affection that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before.  This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventure in Wonderland.  Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.
When her mother's mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality.  The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on.  There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice's tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice's mistakes and save her family.  She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

My Review from goodreads ~

Splintered (Splintered, #1)Splintered by A.G. Howard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4½ stars! I just got back from a trip down the rabbit hole. A wonderfully written and unique spin-off of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

The visuals written for the scenes in Wonderland and the connection and feelings to the characters made it an awesome roller coaster of a ride.

One of my many favorite quotes ~
“Do you really think these are Alice's tears?" I ask. "That I'm supposed to make them go away somehow?"
"I'm the wrong guy to ask. I just saw a skeleton with antlers and a forest of aphid-noshing flower zombies.:”
~ Alyssa/Jeb ~

Alyssa is Alice's great great great granddaughter. She discovers that the story of Alice in Wonderland has truth behind it. Her decision to take the same trip her great great great grandmother took, puts her in a place of madness, darkness and magic. Through her journey she finds her first love in her best friend Jeb and strong emotional connection with Morpheus from Wonderland. Her goal is to break a curse that is on her family and to do that she has to go through many trials. If she does not succeed her mothers life may end and the family curse will never end.

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A Splintered Novella will be released on October 22nd, titled
 ~The Moth In The Mirror ~

The second book of the Splintered series will be out on January 7, 2014, titled

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