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WOW! THERE WEW SO MANY BOOKS I READ IN 2019 WHICH WERE TREMENDOUSLY WELL-WRITTEN STORIES, I COULN'T POSSIBLY LIST THEM ALL!! In addition to this dilemma, there were many I didn't get to (a couple I read this month) , that are equally as enjoyable!
What I have done is center on three of many! These awesome authors have agreed to send the LUCKY U.S./Can. WINNER a copy of the highlighted book!
I also have listed a few other which earned a 4 or 5 Stars rating by me.
This first Young Adult book was a gripping tale of a feasible, peculiar life-style after the world, as we know it, drastically changed. Ie was "mind-blowing" that one could actually realize this could happen!
A fresh take on a dystopian storyline, The Undoing is a page-turner with unforgettable characters and an intriguing plot that will keep you hooked from beginning to end.
THE UNDOING: A Young Adult Dystopian Scifi Novel (Book 1 of The Undoing Trilogy) by Desserae Shepston
344 pages | Published February 25th 2019
Rebecca stared hard into the darkness, barely able to make out the outline of the mountain from the light of the moon. She thought about what was behind that mountain. She knew who lived out that way. That was ranchland, worked by the parents of a boy she went to school with. He was a year older than her. Daniel Morgan. She didn't know him other than to recognize him in passing in the halls. He was one to notice. Jet black hair. Green eyes. Gentle smile. Tall and lean and just so perfectly muscular from helping on the ranch. But. He was off-limits. He was of a different social Tier, and those lines could not be crossed. Council was quite clear on this...
Rebecca glanced at her watch. It felt like she'd been waiting for much more than the three minutes that had passed since she first came to the window. 1:59 a.m. Her eyes shifted back to the darkness and the ghost of a mountain in the distance, just as a change started to occur. Jonathan was right...
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About Desserae K Shepston:
Desserae K Shepston was born in Montana, but spent her formative years in Champaign, Illinois. She blames her birth place on her affinity for mountain environments. She has lived in Chicago, Garmisch, Germany, Austin, and now, everywhere North America.
Desserae received her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She holds two Masters and a PhD from Texas State University. She left the stationary life and career behind for a life on the road in a 1993 RV, traveling North America with her best friend and four cats, and living her passion for travel and an outdoor life. She wrote her first book, Travel Cats: tips for beginning an rv journey with your feline family after working through the kinks of RV living with cats herself. Her children's book, The Adventures of Gatsby the Travel Cat in Mesa Verde was also inspired by her travels and her most adventuresome cat, really named Gatsby, who seems to have been born for road life.
Desserae has also written a Young Adult Sci-Fi Dystopian novel, The Undoing. This book did not come from her travels, but was born purely from her imagination and a love of YA and Dystopian literature.
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This second Young Adult novel, is mostly Fantasy!
This is an amazing account addressing the strength, compassion and intelligence of one remarkable young woman. Lira must defy the leaders and trust her own instincts. She finds within herself strengths she never knew existed.
Beasts of the Frozen Sun (Frozen Sun Saga #1)
by Jill Criswell
Publication date: August 6th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Synopsis: Burn brightly. Love fiercely. For all else is dust.
Every child of Glasnith learns the last words of Aillira, the god-gifted mortal whose doomed love affair sparked a war of gods and men, and Lira of clan Stone knows the story better than most. As a descendant of Aillira and god-gifted in her own right, she has the power to read people’s souls, to see someone’s true essence with only a touch of her hand.
When a golden-haired warrior washes up on the shores of her homeland–one of the fearful marauders from the land of the Frozen Sun–Lira helps the wounded man instead of turning him in. After reading his soul, she realizes Reyker is different than his brethren who attack the coasts of Glasnith. He confides in her that he’s been cursed with what his people call battle-madness, forced to fight for the warlord known as the Dragon, a powerful tyrant determined to reignite the ancient war that Aillira started.
As Lira and Reyker form a bond forbidden by both their clans, the wrath of the Dragon falls upon them and all of Glasnith, and Lira finds herself facing the same tragic fate as her ancestor. The battle for Lira’s life, for Reyker’s soul, and for their peoples’ freedom has only just begun.
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Jill Criswell is a writer of Young Adult Historical Fantasy. She was born and raised in the swamps of northeastern Florida. She earned degrees in English and Psychology and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida. Her greatest passion, besides reading and writing, is traveling the world; she's visited fifty countries across six continents, falling in love with places like Iceland, Namibia, and Cambodia. She works as a university English teacher and lives in South Carolina, near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with her husband and daughter (who is named after a volcano in Iceland).
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Speaking of Feasibility...! This author has based his novel on some actual events. His writings are substantiated by his profession and degrees! I love his "thriller" novels, because they can easily occur!... Perhaps the are without our knowledge! Read on fo better understanding..
Professor Mitch Pine knows all too well the history of epidemics, so the startling new information he’s discovered has him racing to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Mitch has uncovered a startling pattern: dramatic environmental changes always occurred prior to devastating outbreaks, and current climate change may be such a catalyst. But before his plane lands, Mitch’s journey takes a terrifying turn. He is intercepted by a woman who represents a dangerous faction whose interest in Mitch’s research opposes his mission to save lives. To secure Mitch’s cooperation, his research assistant is being held hostage. With so many lives on the line, Mitch embarks on a turbulent trip around the world, uncovering pieces of the puzzle until he ultimately holds the key to prevent—or precipitate—global devastation. Unless he can find a way to stop the lunatics behind his abduction, a plague the likes of which the world has never known will be unleashed.
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ABOUT the Author:
Born in Bakersfield, California.
He spent seven months at BYU on a cinematography scholarship, but that didn’t pan out (pun intended). He returned to Santa Barbara and after two years at a research center, he realized an education was the only way to avoid a dead-end career. Over the next four years, he attended Santa Barbara City College, UC Santa Barbara, and BYU majoring in Biological Sciences.
He then attended the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, graduating in 1990, practicing as a pharmacist in Northern California for six months before moving to Logan, Utah in 1991. He is currently the Director of Pharmacy for the Cache Valley Community Health Center in Logan. Throughout his life, he has loved writing. He began his literary career writing and illustrating short stories. His success came with cartoons published in Skin Diver Magazine, the Oceanographic Letter, and several in the New Era. It wasn’t until he graduated from college that he began to write seriously.
His preferred reading genre is science-based thrillers, particularly the works of Robin Cook, Tom Clancy, and Michael Crichton. But I enjoy reading just about anything I get my hands on, fiction and nonfiction, including many LDS authors.
His literary claim to fame is being a finalist for a Whitney Award in 2008 for Do No Harm, in 2009 for Altered State, in 2010 for Blink Of An Eye, in 2011 for Bloodborne, and in 2012 for Deadly Undertakings
Rula Sinara The Marine's Return (From Kenya, with Love #6)
Anita Stansfield The House of Stone and Ivy;
The Emerald Heart of Courtenay
Beth Carpenter An Alaskan Proposal (Northern Lights #4)
Sherri Shackelford No Safe Place
Brynn Chapman Here Walk the Dead (The Boneseeker Chronicles #2)
Lee Tobin McClain Low Country Hero
Sherilyn Decker INNOCENCE LOST
Ron Coury Tenacity: True Life Story
Pam Jenoff The Lost Girls of Paris
Tara Randel His Honor, Her Family (Meet Me at the Altar #2)
Joseph Pillitteri Courage Between Love and Death
Jolina Petersheim How the Light Gets In
Joanna Barker Miss Adeline's Match
Paige Edwards Catherine's Intrigue
Traci Hunter Abramson ALL 3 Books in the Guardian Series
Holly Chessman AMPLIFY: How to Grow Your Reputation ...
Joannr Bischof Daughters of Northern Shores (Blackbird Mountain #2)
Kacey McCallister When Life Gets You Down, Rise Up
Dr. Len Kravitz HIIT Your Limit: High-Intensity Interval Training ...
Robert Tucker The Revolutionist
Hank Smith Living the Parables
Catherine Lanigan Hers to Protect (Shores of Indian Lake #11)
Home for Christmas (Shores of Indian Lake #12)
Rhonda Gibb Hinrichsen Finding Anne de Bourgh
Jennifer Moore Charlotte's Promise
Elyse Douglas Daring Summer
E. James Harrison Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Sejal Badani The Storyteller's Secret
Barbara Casey Velvalee Dickinson: The "Doll Woman" Spy
Jessica Kate Love and Other Mistakes
Claire McEwen Reunited with the Cowboy(Heroes of Shelter Creek #1)
Elizabeth McKenna The Great Jewel Robbery: A Front Page Mystery Book 1
Jen Geigle Johnson A Lady's Maid by
Janet W. Ferguson The Art of Rivers (Coastal Hearts #3)
Jennifer Faye Her Christmas Pregnancy Surprise
Ron DeFore Growing up in Disneyland
Rand Bishop TREK: My Peace Pilgrimage in Search of a Kinder America
Carol Ross Keeping Her Close
Cathy McDavid The Cowboy's Christmas Baby (The Sweetheart Ranch #3)
Sylvia Hornback Jeanne: A journey from abandonment and abuse to...
Gaye Frances Willard Every Knee Shall Bow- A Christmas Collection -by
Farah Oomerbhoy ALL the Firedrake Books!
Christy Hayes Maybe It's You
Anneka Walker Love in Disguise
Dr. Bruce Betts Astronomy for Kids
Sherry Ellis Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China
Sunny May ALL the From Wild to Mild Series
Walter Foster, Je. Books ALL his Children's Books
,,, THESE ARE JUST A FEW! These don't even include the fun 3 & Four Stars rated books!
Nor ALL the Author's Books I;ve read before this year! THERE ARE SO MANY WONDERFUL, TALENTED AUTHORS!
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In this Hop, in ADDITION to MY Giveaways, there is also a TOUR-WIDE GIVEAWAY! This giveaway is for the HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, Non-Fiction, 'Millennial Samurai' by George J. Chanos. A "must Read" book for all individuals 16 years of age and older.
In this Giveaway, there will be the choice of One PRINT (U.S. Only) or a Gifted Kindle (U.S. or Canada, Only) of the book, for 3 Winners! This giveaway ends February 22, 2020, midnight pacific time. Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.
The Rafflecopter link for that one, is at the end of this posting!
For this stop, I have THREE TERRIFIC BOOKS for one LUCKY U.S./Can. individual to WIN!
These Authors, Publicists, and Publishers are all so generous! I do appreciate their willingness to provide a PRINT Copy of each of their books!
FIRST, Newly released this month, is this uplifting new adult novel! Defiantly uplifting, Twenty is a warm and unforgettable novel—a reminder that hope finds a way to bloom, if we let it.
Twenty by Debra Landwehr Engle
Paperback, 240 pages
Expected publication: January 28th 2020 by Kensington
ISBN: 1496723570 (ISBN13: 9781496723574)
“ Along with naming me Marguerite after her favorite daisy, Mama gave me three things: Red hair that hasn’t faded. A love of nature. And a belief that somewhere between heaven and earth there is magic.”
At age fifty-five, Meg’s life is too filled with loss for her to remember what magic feels like. When her daughter died, Meg’s marriage withered too. After her divorce, she found purpose in nursing her ailing mother. Now alone again, Meg has a yard brimming with plants that are wilting in the scorching Iowa summer—and a bone-deep feeling that she’s through with living.
Meg has something else too: a bottle of mysterious pills, given to her years ago by an empathetic doctor. He promised that they would offer her mother a quick, painless death in exactly twenty days. Though her mother never needed them, Meg does. But a strange thing happens after Meg swallows the little green pearls . . .
Now that she’s decided to leave this world, Meg is rediscovering the joy in it. She sheds everything she no longer needs—possessions, regrets, guilt—and reconnects with those she cares for. Finally confronting the depth of her grief, she’s learning that love runs deeper still. But is it too late to choose to stay?
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Debra Engle has been a storyteller all her life and has served as a publisher, editor, and writing mentor. She is the author of four non-fiction books, including the #1
bestselling The Only Little Prayer You Need (featuring a foreword by the Dalai Lama), Let Your Spirit Guides Speak and Be the Light that You Are.
Deb has mentored hundreds of authors around the globe and helped many bring their books to completion. She and her husband Bob live in Madison County, Iowa, known for its famed covered bridges.
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THIS NEXT BOOK, older YAs will find this equally interesting, along with the Adult population. It released in November of 2019, I just read/reviewed it this month!
It's, as the promo staes, DA VINCI CODE meets TOMB RAIDER in this award-winning thriller that #1 NYT bestselling author James Rollins called, 'A book that defines "page-turner."
Spain 1057: During a thunderous battle, the first King of Aragon wrestles Alexander the Great's priceless Egyptian weapon from the Moors, but finds it holds a terrifying and mysterious power.
Nearly a thousand years later, on a fog-shrouded Napa Valley morning, gunshots and the sound of breaking glass rip through the silence. Maddy Marshall, an app designer with special martial-arts abilities, and her twin brother, Will Argones, quickly run toward the sound. Horrified, they discover a sniper has cut down two members of their family.
Before the pool of blood on the living room floor is dry, their father sends the twins on a dangerous quest to recover Alexander's ancient weapon. Joined by a broad-shouldered friend who harbors a secret alliance with VanOps, an ultra-black covert agency, they soon discover the lethal sniper is from Russia.
They follow time-worn clues from a medieval Spanish castle to a lost warren under the streets of Jerusalem, racing to unlock the secrets that will lead them to an arcane power—before a hostile state seizes the power and cripples the United States.
To survive, they must go undercover and off-grid. No place is safe, a wrong move means death, and even a simple phone call is off limits. Because now, the sniper has his sights set on them.
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About Avanti Centrae:
International award-winning author who blends intrigue, history, science, and mystery into nonstop action thrillers.
VanOps: The Lost Power took home a Genre Grand Prize at the Chanticleer International Book Awards, and an honorable mention at the Hollywood Book Festival.
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I Feel Loved (Series: My First Emotions )
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