Book Tours: Book Spotlight The Tides Between

The Tides Between
by Elizabeth Jane Corbett

Publication Date: October 20, 2017
Odyssey Books
Paperback; 300 Pages

Genre: Fiction/Young Adult/Historical

She fancied herself part of a timeless chain without beginning or end, linked only by the silver strong words of its tellers.

In the year 1841, on the eve of her departure from London, Bride’s mother demands she forget her dead father and prepare for a sensible, adult life in Port Phillip. Desperate to save her childhood, fifteen-year-old Bridie is determined to smuggle a notebook filled with her father’s fairytales to the far side of the world.

When Rhys Bevan, a soft-voiced young storyteller and fellow traveller realises Bridie is hiding something, a magical friendship is born. But Rhys has his own secrets and the words written in Bridie’s notebook carry a dark double meaning.

As they inch towards their destination, Rhys’s past returns to haunt him. Bridie grapples with the implications of her dad’s final message. The pair take refuge in fairytales, little expecting the trouble it will cause.

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About the Author

When Elizabeth Jane Corbett isn’t writing, she works as a librarian, teaches Welsh at the Melbourne Celtic Club, writes reviews and articles for the Historical Novel Society and blogs at elizabethjanecorbett.com. In 2009, her short-story, Beyond the Blackout Curtain, won the Bristol Short Story Prize. Another, Silent Night, was short listed for the Allan Marshall Short Story Award. An early draft of her debut novel, The Tides Between, was shortlisted for a HarperCollins Varuna manuscript development award.

Elizabeth lives with her husband, Andrew, in a renovated timber cottage in Melbourne’s inner-north. She likes red shoes, dark chocolate, commuter cycling, and reading quirky, character driven novels set once-upon-a-time in lands far, far away.

For more information, please visit Elizabeth Jane Corbett’s website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

Book Blast Schedule

Monday, October 16
Passages to the Past

Tuesday, October 17
The Never-Ending Book

Wednesday, October 18
A Book Geek

Thursday, October 19
The Reading Queen

Friday, October 20
Pursuing Stacie
What Is That Book About

Sunday, October 22
Faery Tales Are Real

Monday, October 23
Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots

Tuesday, October 24
Creating Herstory

Wednesday, October 25
History From a Woman’s Perspective

Thursday, October 26
Jenn’s Book Vibes

Friday, October 27
WS Momma Readers Nook

Monday, October 30
I Heart Reading

Wednesday, November 1
T’s Stuff

Thursday, November 9
CelticLady’s Reviews
Locks, Hooks and Books

Friday, November 10
What Cathy Read Next

Release Blitz Monsterland

About the Book

Title: Monsterland
Author: Michael Okon
Genre: YA
Welcome to Monsterland—the scariest place on Earth.
The last couple years of high school have not been fun for Wyatt Baldwin. His parents divorce, then his dad mysteriously dies. He’s not exactly comfortable with his new stepfather, Carter White, either. An on-going debate with his best friends Howard Drucker and Melvin over which monster is superior has gotten stale. He’d much rather spend his days with beautiful and popular Jade. However, she’s dating the brash high-school quarterback Nolan, and Wyatt thinks he doesn’t stand a chance.
But everything changes when Wyatt and his friends are invited to attend the grand opening of Monsterland, a groundbreaking theme park where guests can rock out with vampires at Vampire Village, be chased by actual werewolves on the Werewolf River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville.
With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?
 

Author Bio

Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling is his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters.
Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.
 
 

Links

Website: http://www.michaelokon.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmMichaelOkon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iammichaelokon/
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Book Tours: Starter Day Party Monsterland

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for YA “Monsterland”. The tour runs from October 1 to December 1. Stay tuned for my review!

Tour Schedule

October 1st: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

October 1st: Promo Post @ Author C.A. Milson’s Blog

October 4th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

October 7th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ T’s Stuff

October 10th: Book Excerpt @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

October 13th: Promo Post and Giveaway @ Nesie’s Place

October 16th: Guest Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

October 19th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Books, Authors, Publishing

October 21st: Book Excerpt @ The Book Daily

October 23rd: Author Interview and Giveaway @ Majanka’s Blog

October 25th: Book Review @ Diary of a Wannabe Writer

October 27th: Book Excerpt @ Bedazzled Reading

October 29th: Author Interview and Giveaway @ The Single Librarian

October 30th: Book Review @ Pop’s Blog

November 3rd: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers

November 5th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

November 8th: Promo Post @ Lisa Queen of Random

November 11th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

November 13th: Author Interview and Book Excerpt @ Nesie’s Place

November 16th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Books are Forever

November 20th: Book Excerpt @ Silver Dagger Scriptorium

November 23rd: Guest Post @ JB Bookworms

November 25th: Author Interview @ Just Books

November 27th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Bookish Madness

November 30th: Book Review @ The Resistance

December 1st: Book Review @ Books are Forever

About the Book

Title: Monsterland

Author: Michael Okon

Genre: YA

Welcome to Monsterland—the scariest place on Earth.

The last couple years of high school have not been fun for Wyatt Baldwin. His parents divorce, then his dad mysteriously dies. He’s not exactly comfortable with his new stepfather, Carter White, either. An on-going debate with his best friends Howard Drucker and Melvin over which monster is superior has gotten stale. He’d much rather spend his days with beautiful and popular Jade. However, she’s dating the brash high-school quarterback Nolan, and Wyatt thinks he doesn’t stand a chance.

But everything changes when Wyatt and his friends are invited to attend the grand opening of Monsterland, a groundbreaking theme park where guests can rock out with vampires at Vampire Village, be chased by actual werewolves on the Werewolf River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville.

With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?

Author Bio

Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling is his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters.

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

Links

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party The Quest for Óg

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for YA Fantasy “The Quest for Óg”. The tour runs from September 18 to September 25. Enjoy the book tour!

Tour Schedule

September 18th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

September 20th: Book Excerpt @ Nesies’s Place

September 21st: Author Interview @ Mythical Books

September 22nd: Book Review @ Diary of a Wannabe Writer

September 23rd: Book Excerpt @ Bright Street Books

September 24th: Promo Post @ Books, Dreams, Life

September 25th: Book Review @ Blushing Bibliophile

About the Book

Title: The Quest for Óg

Author: Camille Caliman

Genre: YA Fantasy

Sadira awakens to her caravan being clutched by flames, with her in it. She manages to escape, only to be stared down by a giant. In Sadira’s mind, her day is going to end horribly before it even starts. To her surprise, the giant puts out the fire. However, his heroism doesn’t come without a price. As a favor for putting out the fire, he asks her to help him revert back to the human he once was.

This task doesn’t faze her until he utters one word…Kappa. A word she never thought she’d have to hear again.

In a world that blends Celtic and Japanese myth and culture, Sadira and Óg face their pasts while trying to reclaim the lives they once had. When evil fueled Kappa are pulling the strings, who knows what troubles they will uncover.

Author Bio

I am the quirky author of Nefarious Creatures and The Quest for Óg. When I’m not swinging wildly between asking androids for directions on the south-side of Mars or training with elves in the forest, I’m playing video games and enjoying walks among the trees.

I also write poetry on my WordPress blog called Rainy Day Cafe.

Links

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Book Review: Magdalena Gottschalk: The Crooked Trail

Title: Magdalena Gottschalk: The Crooked Trail
Author: M. Gail Grant
Genre: YA Fantasy
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

The enchanted secret of Lily Brooke was safe and sound, until Magdalena and her thirteen-year-old friends accidentally unleashed the revengeful demons of the past. How were they supposed to know that a friendly expedition in the woods on a stress-free Saturday morning would lead to the most intense and scary moments of their lives? So many mysterious happenings have occurred ever since they found that crooked trail leading to the sacrificial cave, and hidden monstrosity of a treehouse. With the chanting voices and shrill noises that only Magdalena could hear, the friends decide there is something sinister living amongst them. Time is of the essence to save Lily Brooke and their childhood club, the Mystical Alliance of Lily Brooke, knows it is up to them to capture the demons hiding in their community and set the town free. Witches, wizards, and some black magic may just be what it takes for Magdalena and her best friends to save the day.

Magdalena Gottschalk: The Crooked Trail is an intriguing fantasy story that will appeal to both young adults and middle graders. For middle graders, the book is a bit long, but the character’s ages (they main characters are thirteen years old) are ideal for this age group.

Magdalena is a thirteen-year-old girl who feels like something is missing. Life is just too ordinary. Even though she has two best friends who mean the world to her, and they often go exploring together, she still feels bored sometimes. Then, one morning Magdalena and her friends Hubert and Gabriel, go explore the woods behind Hubert’s family barn. They discover things they never thought possible, like strange sacrificial drawings in a cave, a crooked trail, and chanting voices only Magdalena can hear.

Their friendship is pushed to the limits, and they each have to face some of their fears if they want to save their hometown, Lily Brooke. Witches, wizards and black magic… Magdalena will certainly never call life boring again.

The book had a slow start but after a few chapters, the pacing really picked up. The story is very imaginative, and as a reader, you can easily feel a connection toward the main characters. I didn’t expect a lot of the twists that happened, and I found the book very entertaining.

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Book Tours: Promo My Sophomore Year of Rules

Title: My Sophomore Year of Rules

Author: Jennifer DiGiovanni

Genre: YA Romance

Colette Rodriguez hates rules. Just ask her perfect, older, gorgeous, rule-following sister, Jana.

But now that Jana’s away at college and Colette’s a sophomore in high school, things are going to change. She’s gotta find a way to get out from under her sister’s shadow.

The problem is, everyone, including the boys, remembers perfectly-hot-Jana and they constantly compare Colette to her.

With Jana finally out of the house, Colette decides that sophomore year is the best time to make her mark on the world. She vows to follow the rules, although rule-following has never been her strong point. When a teacher asks Colette to lead a STEM Mentoring project, working with middle school kids, Colette sees her chance to stand out, though she doubts her ability to take charge.

Enter Will Gamen, junior football star. Looking for a club to boost his chances of a college scholarship, Will signs up for STEM. From the first meeting, when Will inadvertently takes over, Colette wonders if he should really be the person to run the project. And, in an even more confusing turn of events, Will starts to drop by her house for unplanned study dates. After the two spend one fabulous Saturday night together, he suddenly backs off.

But Colette and Will started out as friends and she’s determined not to let one meaningless kiss come between them. Plus, keeping Will on her team is the best thing for the STEM project. And it also gives her more time to convince him that they work better as a couple.

Links

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Author Bio

Jennifer DiGiovanni is a freelance writer and YA author of the School Dayz series. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, working on home design projects, or trying to meet the daily goals on her Fitbit. She also likes to try new sports and activities, from archery to ballroom dancing, with varying degrees of success.

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Author Interview Heart of Mist

How long have you been writing?

 I’ve been writing since I was about seven years old, but I wrote my first (albeit terrible) novel when I was about 12. From memory it was about a clairvoyant lady pirate…

 

  • What is your favorite genre to write?

I used to write literary fiction, but in recent years I’ve fallen back in love with fantasy. I love how much fun it is to write, and the freedom that comes with creating your own world and rules.

 

  • Which genre have you never tried before, but would you like to try out?

I’m deep into the fantasy genre at the moment so it’s hard to think about writing anything else, however, I think I could potentially see myself writing contemporary YA fiction…

 

  • Please tell us about your book.

 Don’t mind if I do! Heart of Mist is a YA fantasy novel, the first in a planned trilogy called The Oremere Chronicles. In the novel, we follow 19-year-old Bleak as she seeks a cure for her power, trapped in a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden.

 

  • Which character was your favorite, and why? Which character was your least favorite, and why?

Ahhh that’s a tricky question! Without wanting to give too much away, one of my favourite characters is Henri, who is the leader of an elite warrior race called the Valia Kindred. She’s cold and fierce, and has the deadly fighting skills to match.

As for my least favourite… I’d have to say Maz, who’s the blacksmith’s son in Bleak’s hometown. Let’s just say – he’s not a nice guy.

 

  • What was the hardest part about writing your book?

I’ve never written a series before, so I suppose one of the more challenging aspects was figuring out how to plot the story over the space of three books, and knowing where to start and end each novel.

On a similar note – working out how the characters relationships with themselves and with each other would change over the span of the series was quite difficult.

 

  • What is your writing routine? Are there things you absolutely need to start writing?

Generally I need to be at my desk, with a steaming cup of tea at the ready. I work best in the mornings, so my routine involves dragging myself out of bed at around 6.30 -7am, making a tea and plonking myself down in front of my laptop.

I also work best when I’ve got a few dots points of the scene I’m working on plotted out – just so I know where to take the writing and the characters.

 

 

  • How long did it take you to write your book from start to finish?

If we’re talking about the first draft – I wrote most of it during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I’d say I wrote the whole thing in about 6 weeks or so. However, the redrafting and editing processes took much, much longer.

I’d say it was about a year from putting pen to paper until I had a manuscript that was ready for copyediting.

 

  • Can you tell us about your editing process?

I’d love to! While working on Heart of Mist I discovered the life-changing benefits of using beta readers. I was so lucky to have an incredible beta reader team who helped me identify the structural issues of the manuscript.

From there it was a matter of brainstorming solutions and building more detail into the world I’d created. After I’d done a structural edit, the manuscript was ready for my copyeditor, who did an incredible job of ironing out any kinks and inconsistencies.

For me, editing is a very collaborative process, and I was lucky enough to have very talented writers and editors help me along the way.

 

  • Is this book part of a series? If so, how many installments do you have planned?

It is indeed! It’s the first book in a planned trilogy called The Oremere Chronicles. The production schedule at the moment is Heart of Mist 2017, Book II 2018 and Book III 2019.

 

  • Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

I get asked this question a lot, and I always end up giving out different advice depending on where I’m at in my own process… So today I’d say: have trusted writer friends read and critique your work. Get beta readers for your books. I can’t tell you how much this process will improve your book (and also get you ready for reviews and criticism in the real world!).

 

  • Why should everyone read your book?

Haha, I love this question! I’d say, if you like Sarah J Maas, V.E. Schwab or Sabaa Tahir, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy Heart of Mist. It’s packed full of strong female characters, intrigue and danger.

 

  • If you could meet three authors, dead or alive, which authors would you choose?

I can only pick three??? At the moment they’d have to be… J.K. Rowling, Sarah J Maas and Diana Gabaldon. Preferably over a bottle or two of wine!

  • What inspired you to write your book?

At the time, I was working on a literary fiction novel and was going through some very difficult structural edits. I had been reading a lot of YA fantasy as a means of escape and then it occurred to me – I should be writing what I loved reading. With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, I decided I wanted to try my hand at writing in the genre I’d loved since I was a child. As it turns out, it was a great decision, and the fun I had writing that first book inspired my whole series.

 

  • Are you working on something at the moment? If so, can you tell us more about it?

I’m currently working on Book II in The Oremere Chronicles. It’s very surreal having Heart of Mist due out for release so soon while working on this next instalment. I can’t really say too much about Book II without giving away big events in Heart of Mist, but it’s safe to say – the adventure is far from over for these characters…

About the Book

In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power.
Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self-medicating with alcohol, Bleak is snatched from her home by the Commander of the King’s Army, and summoned to the capital.
But the king isn’t the only one interested in Bleak’s powers.
The leader of an infamous society of warriors, the Valia Kindred, lays claim to her as well, and Bleak finds herself in the middle of a much bigger battle than she anticipated.
Heart of Mist is the gripping first book in The Oremere Chronicles, a fantasy series of epic proportions.

Author Bio

Helen Scheuerer is a YA fantasy author from Sydney, Australia. Heart of Mist is the first book in her high fantasy trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles. It explores themes of identity, belonging, loyalty, addiction, loss, and responsibility.
After writing literary fiction for a number of years, novels like Throne of Glass, Elantris, The Queen’s Poisoner and The Queen of the Tearling inspired Helen to return to her childhood love of fantasy.
Helen is also the Founding Editor of Writer’s Edit (www.writersedit.com), an online literary magazine and learning platform for emerging writers. It’s now one of the largest writers’ platforms in the world.

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party Magdalena Gottschalk: The Crooked Trail

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for YA fantasy “Magdalena Gottschalk: The Crooked Trail”. The tour runs from August 28 to September 28. I hope you enjoy the tour, and stay tuned for my review on September 6.

Tour Schedule

August 28th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

August 29th: Book Excerpt @ Author C.A. Milson’s Blog

August 30th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ CTRL Alt Books

September 2nd: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

September 4th: Author Interview @ The Resistance

September 5th:  Book Excerpt @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

September 6th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

September 7th: Author Interview @ Mythical Books

September 8th: Book Excerpt @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

September 9th: Book Excerpt @ Morbid Romantic Reviews

September 10th: Book Excerpt @ T’s Stuff

September 12th: Book Review and Giveaway @ Bookish Madness

September 14th: Book Excerpt @ Books, Dreams, Life

September 16th: Author Interview @ The Single Libarian

September 18th: Book Excerpt @ Just Books

September 19th: Book Excerpt @ Lisa Queen of Random

September 20th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Nesie’s Place

September 22nd:  Book Review @ Books are Forever

September 24th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Silver Dagger Scriptorium

September 25th: Author Interview @ JB Bookworms

September 26th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

September 28th: Author Interview and Giveaway @ Majanka’s Blog

About the Book

Title: Magdalena Gottschalk: The Crooked Trail

Author: M. Gail Grant

Genre: YA Fantasy

The enchanted secret of Lily Brooke was safe and sound, until Magdalena and her thirteen-year-old friends accidentally unleashed the revengeful demons of the past. How were they supposed to know that a friendly expedition in the woods on a stress-free Saturday morning would lead to the most intense and scary moments of their lives? So many mysterious happenings have occurred ever since they found that crooked trail leading to the sacrificial cave, and hidden monstrosity of a treehouse. With the chanting voices and shrill noises that only Magdalena could hear, the friends decide there is something sinister living amongst them. Time is of the essence to save Lily Brooke and their childhood club, the Mystical Alliance of Lily Brooke, knows it is up to them to capture the demons hiding in their community and set the town free. Witches, wizards, and some black magic may just be what it takes for Magdalena and her best friends to save the day.

Author Bio

Melinda Gail resides in Canton, Georgia with her three daughters, husband of over twenty years, and two adorable fur babies.  Surrounded by the north Georgia mountains, the scenery provides for inspirational settings for her novels. Being raised in the south, she brings a little southern flair and tradition to her characters, all the while remembering the adventurous nature of middle grades to young adult age children. With a passion for the extraordinary and imagination, Melinda hopes you enter a world of fantasy as you see life through the eyes of the characters.

Writing has always been her underlying passion in life. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and a minor in Sociology, she felt understanding and studying human behavior on the individual and collective level, would apply to anything and everything chosen to do in life. Identified as being a strong writer for her age at the time, she attended a summer literary writer’s camp around age twelve. She flourished and loved every moment of the experience and it has stayed with her throughout adulthood.

The desire to write has always been an integral part of who Melinda is, and about eight months ago she decided it was time. Having always been an avid reader of topics from intense young adult fantasy and thrillers, to light hearted summer romances, she chose juvenile to young adult ages for her book. In middle school summers, she would stay up to the wee hours of the morning reading because she just couldn’t put the book down. This basic idea, not being able to put a book down, is the principal she built on while writing Magdalen Gottschalk: The Crooked Trail. It has moments of ease, moments of intensity, moments of humor, striving to offer some of her own personality in her writings. There is a time for sweetness, a time for seriousness, and always a time for kindness and life lessons. Her style isn’t made up. It is simply who she is, on paper.

Links

For author signed paperback and hardcover editions:   http://www.MelindaGailBooks.com

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party Krait’s Redemption

Tour Schedule

August 28th: Starter Day Party and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

August 28th: Promo Post @ Author C.A. Milson’s Blog

August 29th: Book Review @ Book Nerd Paradise

August 31st: Book Review @ Adventures Thru Wonderland

September 2nd: Book Excerpt @ Books, Dreams, Life

September 4th: Book Excerpt @ Nesie’s Place

September 4th: Promo Post and Giveaway @ Tome Tender’s Blog

September 5th: Promo Post @ The Reader and the Chef

September 8th: Book Review @ Inkspelled Faery

September 9th: Promo Post and Giveaway @ Lukten av trykksverte

September 10th: Book Review @ The Resistance

September 11th: Promo Post @ We Booking Love It

 

About the Book

Title: Krait’s Redemption

Author: T.L. Shreffler

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: September 12, 2017

With winter solstice fast approaching, Sora and her companions are running out of time. She must stop The Shade from awakening the Dark God, yet a powerful force has overtaken her Cat’s-Eye necklace, rendering the stone almost useless. To use the stone, Sora must learn to trust her instincts and embrace her own inner strength. She joins forces with unexpected allies, Lord Gracen Seabourne among them, to protect the City of Crowns. As the city dissolves into chaos, she finds herself barreling toward an epic battle that will decide the fate of mankind.

At risk to his own life, Crash returns to the Hive seeking aid against Cerastes. However, the events that led him into exile have not been forgotten. Will the Hive offer him redemption, or will they demand he pay the ultimate price for his transgressions?

Join Sora and Crash in their epic battle to save the City of Crowns!

Author Bio

T.L. Shreffler is a noblewoman living in the sunny acres of San Fernando Valley, California. She enjoys frolicking through meadows, sipping iced tea, exploring the unknown reaches of her homeland and unearthing rare artifacts in thrift stores. She holds a Bachelors in Eloquence (English) and writes YA Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and poetry. She has previously been published in Eclipse: A Literary Anthology and The Northridge Review.

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Book Review: Our Start-Up by Dov Reichman

Title: Our Start-Up
Author: Dov Reichman
Genre: Coming of Age, Young Adult
Rating: 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Nir has a great idea. But will it work?
Middle school student, Nir Carmelli, dreams of conquering the world with his idea for an innovative new product. Although aware of the difficulties, Nir decides to advance the idea, even if it does not become a product or profitable business. Group members of the start-up are required to show daring, original thought, and creativity. They meet industrialists from Japan, investors from America, as well as scientists and professionals from a range of fields working in the field of high tech.
Not only off the ground… but soaring!
His classmate, Anna, gets involved in the project, creating a friendship between the two and even first love. Together, the young inventors learn many practical lessons about what it takes to develop a successful start-up. Their story, written in a contemporary style, is full of humour as it navigates the ups and downs between success and failure and introduces the reader to the challenging world of business.

In Our Start-Up, middle school student Nir Carmelli has a bright, innovative idea for a new product. Although he’s aware of the difficulties, Nir advances the idea by creating a start-up for his project. Along with Anna, a classmate of his who also gets involved in the project, the two young investors learn a great deal about the practicalities of starting a business and trying to launch a product.

There’s ups and downs, but what shines through the most is these youngster’s creativity and bravery as they face the challenges head-on.

This is a daring book for young entrepreneurs. It’s not just about business and start-ups, though, it’s also about growing up, about facing challenges, and about first loves. The story has useful lessons, but they’re tied in with humor and creativity. In that way, the book is never boring and doesn’t just read like a manual or guide, but like an actual story.

Recommended to middle schoolers and young adults, and basically to anyone who’s ever wanted his or her own start-up.