National Tell a Fairy Tale Day Sales

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For those of you who like fairy tales, today is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. A bunch of authors writing fairy tale retellings have their books on sale today through the end of the week (including me!) so now is the time to stock up on lots and lots of books! There is also a Facebook party tonight with prizes and games, so you won’t want to miss out on that!


Sales! Sales! And More Sales!

Here is a list (with links) of all the fairy tale retellings on sale today! These are all from clean fairy tale retelling authors so while I haven’t read all of these books yet, I feel comfortable recommending them.

If I have read them, you’ll find my reviews on my Goodreads under fairy tale retellings. I’ve also tried to tag each book with their fairy tale, if I can find/know that information.

First up, my own books Dagger’s Sleep and Midnight’s Curse are both on sale this week from now until Friday!

National Fairy Tale Day Sale

Dagger’s Sleep (Sleeping Beauty): https://www.amazon.com/Daggers-Sleep-Beyond-Tales-Book-ebook/dp/B07BHPH4VF

Midnight’s Curse (Cinderella): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RQVFH1S

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Pathways (Rumpelstiltskin/Princess and the Pea): https://www.amazon.com/Pathways-Kingdom…/dp/B07ND2GB48

Spelled: https://www.amazon.com/Spelled-Kingdom…/dp/B07QYCHHN9

Identity: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TJ2G9DX

Reflection: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YSZJFHB

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Link for the series page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GHXGPW5

Thief of Cahraman, Prince of Cahraman, Queen of Cahraman are an extended Aladdin retelling. Beast of Rosemead and Beauty of Rosemead are a Beauty and the Beast retelling.

Book five in this series also released today! I’m so excited to read it!

Princess of Midnight

Princess of Midnight (Cinderella): https://www.amazon.com/Princess-Midnight-Retelling-Cinderella-Fairytales-ebook/dp/B081B8S7DW

Faraway Castle Series: All books $.99 and the two novellas are Free!

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Faraway Castle series link on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TGFL78V

Cinder Ellie (Cinderella prequel novella): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SPF3PC4

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Princess of Secrets (Frog Prince): readerlinks.com/l/732458

Princess of Shadows

$.99: Princess of Shadows (Princess and the Pea): readerlinks.com/l/732490

Princess of Mermaids

$2.99: Princess of Mermaids (Little Mermaid): readerlinks.com/l/822139

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Once Upon a Story Short Story Collection: readerlinks.com/l/1035522

Suzannah Rowntree

$.99: The Rakshasa’s Bride (Beauty and the Beast): https://books2read.com/u/bQB8Y7

Princess of Gems

FREE: Curse of Gems (Toads and Diamonds): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R3DJCDQ

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Firethorn Chronicles series page link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0753LNFXV

 

Dancer

$.99: Dancer: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PQ239DR

Dragon's Maid

$.99: Dragon’s Maid: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SCL935V

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The Dragon Princess (Sleeping Beauty): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TWBL2GK/

The Siren Princess (Little Mermaid): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YBNQZ22/


Facebook Party!!!

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Many of the clean fairy tale writers above are hosting a Facebook party tonight. Lots of prizes and fairy tale fun! You won’t want to miss out!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2639757836252467


Group Promo

I’m trying something new this year and experimenting with participating in a group promo on Bookfunnel. This group promo was open to all, so I can’t guarantee all the books participating are clean. I haven’t personally read any of them (besides mine, for course).

Fairy Tales with a Twist

Group Promo link: https://books.bookfunnel.com/fairytaleretellings/fyt2qzzcnz


Writing Update:

I’ve currently set aside working on Blades book 6 at the moment. It has been giving me trouble, and over the years, I’ve learned it is sometimes best to set aside a book and write something else for a while.

While I haven’t been writing Blades, I have been working on Poison’s Dance (Beyond the Tales #3) and it has been coming along nicely. I’m actually in the climax right now and should hopefully finish it this spring yet. That means it will probably release in August, like Midnight’s Curse did.

Right now, I probably won’t start working on Blades book 6 until late summer or fall. That means, at the earliest, it won’t release until about December. I know that is about a year later than I had planned, but sometimes creativity works that way. I don’t want to rush this book. Not when so many of you are counting on this return to Acktar being amazing.

No Chance Meeting Blog Tour

 

Looking for a clean romantic read? Check Jaye Elliot’s newly released book, No Chance Meeting. You can read all about it below, and don’t forget to enter the giveaways!
About the Book
Alex Jennings is done with life. After losing her brother in Afghanistan, everything has collapsed around her. Getting laid off from her day job and failing in her art career, she has nowhere left to turn. She once had faith to believe that all things would work together for good, but that faith died with her brother. Now she just wants the pain to end.
Riley Conrad served thirteen years in the military until three bullets sent him home. After a year and a half of physical therapy and scraping together a living, all he wants is to live a simple life and perhaps even open the coffee shop he dreams about. However, the weight of failing his parents’ expectations doesn’t make it easy, and working as a bartender isn’t getting him anywhere fast.
Could a “chance” meeting between Alex and Riley set them both on the path God always intended?
Available now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and more!
20% of all February sales will go to the Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs.
About the Author
Jaye Elliot is an award-winning author, country girl, and hopeless romantic at heart. She loves a good hero and will always sigh happily during the lights scene in Tangled. She writes from her home in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, which she shares with three cats she considers her kids. When not writing romance novels, she pens fantasy and adventure stories as Jaye L. Knight. Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest
My Review
I normally don’t read contemporary Christian romance. It just isn’t my thing. But Jaye L. Knight’s fantasy stories are some of my favorite books, so I decided to take a chance on reading her books under her contemporary pen name.
I’m glad I did! I loved this book so much and couldn’t put it down. I loved all the details, from a main guy who drives an old truck to the main girl’s intense soul-searching.
This is not just a fluffy, feel-good romance. It deals with deep topics, from suicide to depression. Much of the book takes place in a bar. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But it is very real and raw and beautiful in its healing.
Still, there are plenty of swoony scenes and sigh-worthy romance, even if it stays on the clean end of things.
I can’t recommend this author enough, and I can’t wait to read the rest of this series!
Giveaway #1

To celebrate the release of No Chance Meeting, Jaye is giving away a reader bundle that includes a signed copy of NCM, a hand-painted watercolor bookmark, a coffee mug, and a bag of Dove chocolates! Enter using the form below. U.S. entries only. Not open internationally.
Giveaway #2
For her second giveaway, Jaye is offering 3 ebook copies of No Chance Meeting. Open internationally!

 

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Tour Stops
 
Friday, February 14
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Tour Intro at Jaye Elliot
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Review &
Author Post at
Reading
Anyone
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Review at Losing the Busyness
Saturday, February 15
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Author Interview at Angela R. Watts
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Review & Author Interview at Resting Life
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Author Post & Excerpt at Lady Grace: A Quiet and Gentle
Spirit
Sunday, February 16
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Spotlight at The Music of a Story
Monday, February 17
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Author Post at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
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Author Post & Excerpt
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A Day In The Life
Tuesday, February 18
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Review at Tricia Mingerink
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Review and Excerpt at Read Review Rejoice
Wednesday, February
19
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Review & Author Post at Leah’s Bookshelf
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Book Spotlight at The Page Dreamer
Thursday, February 20
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Review at Stories by Firefly
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Review &
Author Post at
God’s
Peculiar Treasure Rae
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Author Interview & Post
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Read Review Rejoice
Friday, February 21
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Author Post at Backing Books
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Review at Poetree
Saturday, February 22
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Tour Wrap Up at Jaye Elliot

 

Book Review – Cry of the Raven

A week ago, one of my most highly anticipated 2020 releases finally released! I was so excited to read the final book in the Ravenwood Saga by Morgan Busse, and the book didn’t disappoint!

Cry of the Raven As War Looms, Will Her Power Be Enough to Save the Ones She Loves?

Lady Selene Ravenwood has come into her full power as a dreamwalker–a power greater than any in history. She embraces her new role as Nightwatcher, able to intercede for her people in the dream world, but the dark shadow of war draws ever closer.

Working together, the Great Houses come up with a plan to secure the borders from the approaching Dominia Empire. But dissension, conflict, and suspicion threaten to destroy their tenuous treaty, and as the empire burns a path across their lands, Damien Maris starts to lose his ability to raise the waters, leaving the lands vulnerable to the empire’s attacks.

The only one who can keep the Great Houses unified and restore her husband’s power is Selene. But it will require that she venture deep into the dream world to confront the enemies of her past who will do anything to stop her power. Will it be enough, or will both worlds fall under the empire’s might?

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My Review: 

In this book, Selene really comes into her own. In the first two books, Damien has to be the rock for both of them since she is still struggling with her past and coming to the Light.

In this one, both of them still have struggles, but Selene is strong enough that Damien can lean on her just as much as she leans on him. It makes for a beautiful relationship and a wonderful example of what marriage should look like.

This book really starts to put the pieces together from the previous two books. There were a lot of threads from book one that were wrapped up in this book. Things that seemed to be side tangents in that book became important in this book. So well done!

The worldbuilding came to full force in this book, and I could see all the ways the author had been carefully building for this book in the previous ones. It was so cool to see the way Selene learned to use her dreamwalking at full strength and what she was able to do with it.

There is so much I could say about this book! The ending is amazing and so tense! The audiobook is well done, and I couldn’t stop listening!

Read my review of book 1: Mark of the Raven

Read my review of book 2: Flight of the Raven

 

Writing Update & Survey

Happy New Year!

A New Year is always a good time to reassess and evaluate. Look behind with 20/20 hindsight. Look ahead to try to wisely plan (as much as we humans can plan anyways).

2019 was an interesting year. I didn’t publish what I thought I would, though the launch of Midnight’s Curse went better than expected. Thanks to Midnight’s Curse (and the new cover on Dagger’s Sleep), it and Dagger’s Sleep are now outselling Dare, which was previously my best selling book. I made a lot of new author friends. Spent time deepening friendships with my current writer friends. It was over all an another amazing year to thank God for.

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Update on Deceive

*wince* Um, yeah. *wince again*
Thank you to everyone who has been emailing me and messaging me asking about a release date for Deceive. It is still delayed, and I don’t know when it will release. After all the bugging the characters did about writing more books, when I actually sit down to write it, they aren’t playing nice. I think they are grumpy at me or something, lol.

My current plan is that Deceive and Poison’s Dance (the next Beyond the Tales book) will probably release in the summer or fall of this year. I will probably spend the beginning of this year writing both books, then editing and releasing them within a few months of each other. It all depends on how much trouble the books give me (and Deceive is already proving to be a problem child).

The Blades of Acktar 5th Anniversary!

On a happier note, this year will mark 5 years since Dare released! (June 2 to be exact!). I’m thinking we need to do something fun to celebrate, and I’ve been bouncing around a few ideas.

I’ve put together a survey of a few of the ideas I’ve been considering. If you would take the time to go through it, I would appreciate it!

Click this link to access the survey!

Thanks once again for your patience for Deceive! I hope it will be such an awesome book that it will make up for the long wait! 🙂 And, hopefully, the release for Poison’s Dance won’t be far behind it!

Dear Author Blog Tour

I have been friends with Laura A. Grace online for a while now, and I’m so excited that she is releasing a non-fiction writing book! It is especially geared towards writers, and I am so excited to read it!

About the Book

Think your words might not matter? Think again.

Words have the power to change lives, especially when they are used to create meaningful stories. In this collection of letters, bookish fangirl Laura A. Grace addresses topics related to every writer’s journey. From “character conversations,” to embracing one’s unique writing style, to celebrating a release day—there is a letter for every author no matter where they may be in sharing their story with others.

“Dear Author” includes six illustrations by Hannah S.J. Williams.

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About the Author

Laura A. Grace had a lifelong dream of getting to know authors behind the covers of her favorite reads. Little did she know that one day she would become an author too! Now an avid book blogger at Unicorn Quester and writer of clean, Christian manga, Laura creatively balances her passions of supporting indie authors and feeding her readers new stories. In between, she wields plastic lightsabers with her children and binge-watches anime with her husband. Join her quest to find wandering unicorns for your favorite authors at unicornquester.com!

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Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, December 2nd

Tuesday, December 3rd

Wednesday, December 4th

Thursday, December 5th

Friday, December 6th

Saturday, December 7th

Monday, December 9th

Tuesday, December 10th

Wednesday, December 11th

  • Video Book Review: Janeen Ippolito
  • Book Review & Guest “Embrace Your Inner Fangirl: Three Easy Ways to Support Authors (That Don’t Require Reviewing or Purchasing Books)”: Wounded but Hopeful

Thursday, December 12th

Friday, December 13th

Saturday, December 14th

 

Black Friday Indie Book Sale!

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A whole bunch of indie authors have come together to give you a massive Black Friday sale on their books! Follow this link to find deals of my books and many other good books!

This sale has now ended.

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I have deals on all my ebooks, and some aren’t included in the above sale.

This sale has now ended.

Finally, I have a sale for free shipping on all signed paperbacks from my website. This sale has now ended.

 

Resistance Audiobook Blog Tour

After five years since publication, the first book of Jaye L. Knight’s fantasy series, Ilyon Chronicles, is now available on audiobook! Enjoy this epic adventure through the voice of narrator Lance Rasmussen. Find out more and listen to the sample below. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway! You can see the other tour posts here.

If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know I ADORE audiobooks. I do most of my reading via audiobook, so I am beyond excited that Resistance is now on Audible where I can convince my dad and brothers to FINALLY listen to it!

About the Book

“Don’t you know? Animals like you have no soul.”

Could God ever love a half-blood all of society looks upon with such fear and disdain? Jace once believed so, but when a tragic loss shatters the only peace he’s ever known, his faith crumbles as the nagging doubts he’s tried to put behind him descend on his grieving heart. With them come the haunting memories of the bloodstained past he longs to forget, but can never escape.

Taken from home at a young age and raised to serve the emperor, Kyrin Altair lives every day under a dangerous pretense of loyalty. After her unique observation skills and perfect memory place her into direct service to the emperor, Kyrin finds herself in further jeopardy as it becomes increasingly difficult to hide her belief in Elôm, the one true God.

Following the emperor’s declaration to enforce the worship of false gods under the penalty of death, many lives are endangered. But there are those willing to risk everything to take a stand and offer aid to the persecuted. With their lives traveling paths they never could have imagined, Jace and Kyrin must fight to overcome their own fears and conflicts with society as they become part of the resistance.

Available now on Audible and iTunes!

(click on the Audible link above to listen to a preview)

Haven’t discovered the world of Ilyon yet? Find out more at the official Ilyon Chronicles website!

Book Sale!

Now is the perfect time to get into the series! Starting Friday, November 29th, all books from Ilyon Chronicles will be discounted. You can even get the prequel novella for free! So be sure to check them out on Amazon.

About the Author

Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning
author, homeschool graduate, and shameless tea addict with a passion for
Christian fantasy. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure,
Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in
the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope. She has been
penning stories since the age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of
Wisconsin.
You can connect with Jaye on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Etsy.

About the Narrator

Lance Rasmussen is an audiobook narrator and actor based in Denver, CO. A
graduate with a BFA in Acting from Utah State University, and an MFA in
Acting from Louisiana State University, he now narrates and produces
audiobooks from his home studio while working at various regional
theaters across the country. More information can be found at www.lanceras.com. Follow him on Instagram at @LCRasmus.

 

 

Giveaway

Share in the excitement of the release and enter to win one
of 3 copies of the Resistance audiobook! Winners will receive a free download
code to use on Audible. Open internationally!

Don’t forget, next week I will be running a Black Friday – Cyber Monday sale on my Kindle ebooks on Amazon and on the paperbacks on my website!

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Upcoming Black Friday Sale

As everyone probably knows by now, Thanksgiving is next week! A time to gather with family and friends and be thankful for God’s blessings.

One of the things I’m especially grateful for this year is all the ways God has used The Blades of Acktar and Beyond the Tales in so many lives around the world. I’m thankful for all my many, many readers who have taken the chance on my books.

To say thank you, I will be discounting all of my Kindle ebooks from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. It is a great time to pick up that book in the series you’ve been missing or share them with a friend. I’ll also be running free shipping and a few discounts on the signed paperbacks on my website.

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A while back, I decided to submit Dagger’s Sleep for a Reader’s Favorite review. Last week, the review came back, and it is a 5 shiny stars review!!!!

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The review:

What does it mean to be a prince? Or a princess, for that matter? Is it a right of how one is born? A right to be arrogant, selfish and self-centered? A hundred years ago, a High Prince, Alexander, thought he was born to rule. He had the arrogance to think he was the chosen one and, as such, he could do no wrong. High Prince Alexander was cursed by the Fae. At the age of twenty-one, he would prick his finger with his own dagger and fall into a deep sleep for all eternity. On a journey to challenge this curse, he learns that he’s not as righteous as he thought he was, and though he manages to have the curse altered to only sleep until a cursebreaker is found, he discovers some unpleasant things about himself.

It’s approaching the anniversary of the High Prince’s demise and the cursebreaker has been found: Princess Rosanna. Only, the princess must travel incognito and across treacherous terrain to reach the castle where the High Prince sleeps in order to break the curse. Will she make it in time? And will it be worth the effort? Will her war-torn country be a better place to live after Alexander awakens? And must she love someone she has never met, even if he is a prince, after the curse is broken?

Tricia Mingerink’s fantasy novel, Dagger’s Sleep (Beyond the Tales): A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty, is more than just a fantasy. A well-loved fairytale retold becomes an adventure and a journey of self-discovery as two royal personages must come to terms with who they are and who they really should be. The plot is two-fold: one tracing the events leading up to the High Prince’s deep sleep that lasts a hundred years and the second one following the cursebreaker’s treacherous journey wake the High Prince. Each plot is distinctly identified to avoid confusion and each scenario is well-paced. The characters are well developed and the descriptive narrative is exceptional in setting the scenes. A great story by a significantly powerful writer. This is an author I’ll definitely follow.


I’m so grateful for such kind words about Dagger’s Sleep! That book had a rocky start, but it has really come into its own in the past few months. I’m thankful to everyone who has taken the time to read Rosanna’s, Daemyn’s, and Alex’s stories in both Dagger’s Sleep and Midnight’s Curse, and I can’t wait until next year to continue their story in Poison’s Dance.

Cover Reveal – The Merchant of Menace

This cover reveal was supposed to be on Tuesday. It should probably tell you something about how busy life has been lately that this is posting on Friday. Um, yeah. Only a few days late. Better late than never, right?

Anyway, I am happy to reveal the cover to The Merchant of Menace by Kendra E. Ardnek. This is book 6 in The Bookania Quests series, a fun, fantasy filled adventure series that mashes multiple fairy tales and legends all within a vast, zany world. If you are looking for a light and funny read, this series is just what you are looking for!

Book 1 Sew, It’s a Quest is free on ebook through today yet! Snap it up while you can!

FREE Kindle here

FREE Other Ebook Stores here 

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Isn’t it such a lovely blue color????? There is just something about deep, blue covers that make me want to snap the book up pronto!

The book does not have an official release date or blurb yet, here is the tagline:

Robin has promised Meg her aid in rescuing her lost father and sisters, but that’s easier said than done…

This is a retelling containing Shakespeare, Cinderella, the Oddessey, and pirates.

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You can find Kendra E. Ardnek on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her blog.

Doesn’t this book sound like so much fun?

 

 

Cover Reveal – Thirst

I am so excited to host the cover reveal for Jill Williamson’s upcoming book Thirst!

If you have followed me for a while, you know I LOVE Jill Williamson’s books. Her Blood of Kings trilogy was what introduced me to the whole world of Christian Fantasy I didn’t know existed and inspired me to write The Blades of Acktar.

You can find Jill Williamson on plenty of social media sites, including:

Instagram: @jill_williamson_author

Facebook: @jill williamson

Twitter: @jillwilliamson

Website: http://jillwilliamson.com/

Writing Tips Website (seriously, if you are a writer even if you are no longer a teen, check out this blog!): https://goteenwriters.com/

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About the Book

The end of the world is only the beginning. A waterborne disease has contaminated the world’s fresh water, decimating the human race. Seventeen-year-old Eli McShane and his friends flee the chaos and violence in Phoenix and journey north toward the rumored location of a safe water source. They add several to their number, including the mysterious Hannah, who is being hunted by a dangerous man. Desperation brings our the worst in many of the travelers, infecting even those closest to Eli. When division comes, will he be able to hold his group together or will each fall victim to their own thirst for survival?

Join some old friends from Glenrock and Jack’s Peak in this thrilling first book of the Thirst Duology. Best-selling author Jill Williamson has brought back the breathtaking suspense of the The Safe Lands series in this chilling prequel that will leave readers panting for the next installment.

Follow this Link to Preorder! http://jillwilliamson.com/thirst

I am SOOOOOO excited for this book! I read The Safe Lands as they came out, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this prequel to that series!