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Rocket Ship book coverRocket Ship by C.O.B.

Genre: YA Fantasy

Lincoln and Gary are best friends planning a simple trip to the night rock in the sky. However, they quickly find out that “easier said than done” is far more than just an outdated adage; it is a reality, for the dreamers face obstacle after obstacle in trying to gather the materials they need to build their ship. Not only that, but when their plan is discovered, their two-man field trip becomes much more than that. Now, the captain and the general will have to lead a rescue mission, one of far greater importance than they ever imagined. What would you do? Save only yourself or risk it all to save the lives of others as well as your own?

Rocket Ship is the miraculous, thrilling story of two friends, a tale of two hopefuls, two dreamers, two rescuers and the extremes they go through to save one another and others like them, before the world they live in destroys them all.

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About the Author

Rocket Ship is C.O.B.’s first young adult novel, but his third book overall. His first book, Hope(less), was a literary fiction about the journey a young couple endures for love. C.O.B.’s second book was a collection of works that included poems, short stories, and even a heartwarming tale told via screenplay.

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Top 10 Eye of Tanub Quotes

Today’s guest post is by Clean Teen author Melissa J. Cunningham. Melissa lists the top 10 phrases found in her novel The Eye of Tanub.
List of Top ten phrases in The Eye of Tanub. I won’t list who says them. You’ll have to read it to find out!
  1. “You should be more careful, girl. You could stir up something dangerous out there.”
  2. “Are you seriously stupid enough to believe that two human beings were somehow sucked into a computer game?” I grabbed him around the neck and rubbed his head with my knuckles. “Hello, McFly!”
  3. “You can’t be trained unless you go to the trainer.”
  4. “We just died for the first time.”
  5. “I don’t see the Big Dipper out the window. Not even Orion’s belt. I think we’re in a completely different galaxy.”
  6. “Just one more thing that wants to kill us.”
  7. “A heart hungers for affection and is easily deceived.”
  8. “You’ll never get away with this. Evil is always defeated in the end.”
  9. “Rest? Oh, yes. I definitely need to rest.”
  10. “I said, go!” she shrieked, pointing at the door. “Go on your impossible mission. But remember this: you will fail. I have seen it. Your bones will lie forever, bleached on the burning sands of the Legion desert!”

There you have it.

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Synopsis: The Eye of Tanub (The Into Terratir Saga Book 1)

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Adventure

Everyone thinks she’s crazy. And maybe she is. But Lauren Marriott knows her journey into Terratir happened. It was real, and she’s writing it all down in frightening detail.

She has no patience for her brother Zach and his passion for stupid computer games until she finds a mysterious pendant in his room, pulsating with magical power. Lauren wants it, not realizing it’s a portal between this world and one of monsters, sorcerers, and dangerous quests.

Never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined what she’d find in the terrifying world of The Warlord—death at every turn, but also a love stronger than time itself.

In order to escape Terratir, Lauren, Zach, and their newfound friends, must complete the impossible quest for the Eye of Tanúb, a relic of immense power, which The Warlord has already stolen for himself.

 

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Full Exposure by Sara Jane Stone

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Full Exposure (Independence Falls Book One) by Sara Jane Stone

Synopsis

No touching allowed …

After serving her country, Georgia Trulane craves adventure—and sex. She’s set her sights on her brother’s best friend—now her boss, since she took a temporary job as his nephew’s live-in nanny. Only problem? Eric refuses to touch her. That doesn’t stop Georgia from seducing him. But an earth-shattering encounter leaves her fully exposed, body and soul.

Eric has a long list of reasons to steer clear of the woman he has wanted for as long as he can remember. For one, he refuses to be her next thrill ride. When he claims her, it will be for good. But the attraction is undeniable, and the more they fight it, the stronger it pulls. But will it be enough to conquer their obstacles?

Purchase Full Exposure: Book One: Independence Falls on Amazon | B&N

About the Author

Author of Full Exposure

After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream—writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Visit her online at www.sarajanestone.com or find her on Facebook at Sara Jane Stone.

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Hurry Home by The Misfits

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Synopsis for Hurry Home

Seventeen years after Johnathon Parker murdered her mother, hybrid witch, Emmalyn Evans, gets sick of her father’s overprotective, distant ways, so she runs away in search of adventures with her aunt and uncle. Along the way, she meets charming, handsome, dark warlock, Nik Baker who has a troubled past and harbors dark secrets. Together they embark on an adventure of their own and soon become close. But with Emmalyn’s homicidal grandfather and overprotective father on their tail, and Nik’s many secrets hanging over them, how can they enjoy their great adventure? And will Emmalyn make it back to her father in one piece, or is history doomed to repeat itself?

About the Authors

Angie is a 17 year old High School Graduate.  She met Mary through Fanfiction and they bonded over their love of books and British TV. She lives in sunny San Diego with her parents and two out of three sisters. She is the third child out of four. She loves God with all her heart and goes to Summit Christian Church! Angie is also a sound technician. She will be going to Dream Center Leadership Study next year.

Mary is a beautiful 26 year-old woman. She lives in Toledo, Ohio Writing has been her passion since she was in Elementary school. She started by writing plays for her favorite anime, Sailor Moon, and things developed from there. She is an avid reader with too many books to even fit on her bookshelf. Her tastes in music varies, but she is always open to trying new things. She is the second of four children and has a niece and nephew she loves with all her heart.

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Website: Misfitauthors.com

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Excerpt

A Dad’s Promise

“Hey, baby girl. It’s okay,” I whisper as I pick my angel up out of the crib. “Daddy’s here, and I’m never gonna let anyone hurt you. Shh!” I coo as I sway her in my arms. “You’re okay.” I carry her over to the rocking chair Danika bought for nights like this and slide down into it. She starts to quiet down as I gently rock her back and forth. “Daddy will always be here for you, baby girl. Never forget that. I love you more than anything else in this world.” I kiss her on the head and continue to rock her as she smiles up at me.

That smile is the only thing that has gotten me through this last week. Thoughts of my baby girl and her smile, so much like her mother’s, were what moved me out of that alley that night. I wanted nothing more than to die there, but Emmalyn needed me. I’m the only thing she has left. I have to be there for her. I know it’s that tiny smile that will get me through tomorrow morning.

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Gadgets of the Future

Tech toys and gadgets are my favorite types of posts, and today I have some really good toys for you.

Stemless Wineglass Tray

A restaurant in Japan (of course, always Japan, Korea or China the tech giants of the world) came up with this solution for their servers to carry more wine glasses. This has nothing to do with technology, yet it shows how something so simple could be so useful. I wish I had thought of that.

Tray that carries multiple wine glasses at the same time

Stemless wineglass holder

This is not sold in the US yet, (if it is then shoot me a link).

Sunken Cellar

Speaking of wine… no self respecting wine drinker should be without this, it is just cool. Talk about space saving– your wine is accessed via a trap door!

Trap door in the kitchen opens to store wine

Trap door stores wine underground

 

The Spiral Cellar system was developed in 1978 by a Frenchman who saw that few modern houses had wine cellars, but that people still needed a place to store their wine. If a wine-lover has a serious collection it can quickly outgrow wine racks and refrigerator units. So he came up with the Spiral Cellar design, which uses the earth to insulate and create good storage conditions. It does this, however, in a fraction of the space of a regular cellar. It also can maintain a constant temperature with no power required.

A spiral cellar is dug into the floor by a professional team, and the cellar storage itself is created from concrete wrapped in a watertight lining. Passive ventilation keeps the temperature around 55°, an ideal temperature for wine storage. There are several sizes, holding from 1000-1600 bottles. Source http://www.thekitchn.com/

James Bond type garage

This is definitely something you can’t buy on Amazon. Ebay? Maybe.

Paved ground lifts up to reveal garage

Underground garage

This is definitely what I call a space saver. My other thought on this is that there is no room for error in parking. You have to line the car up just right.  I am guilty of parking crooked, in my defence I always park between the lines. With this I’d have to be more diligent. No thanks. What do you think?

Solar powered car charging station

I think I may have seen this somewhere in Albuquerque. That would work perfectly out here since we have 300 + days of sunshine.

Public solar car port for charging electric cars.

Solar Powered carport

Someone need to come up with a portable solar charging station for your devices. Put it outside to catch some rays, then bring it inside and plug everything in. Boom you’re good.

Hour glass traffic light

A spin on the boring old traffic lights? You can’t tell me this isn’t cool.

Traffic light shaped like an hour glass

Hour glass traffic light

No more light turning from green straight to red, yes it happens and I have the ticket to prove it.

Hope you enjoyed this edition of tech toys and other gadgets. Please leave your comments below, I look forward to it.

Cheers!

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Excerpt of The Benighted by A.M. Dunnewin

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Enjoy this excerpt for the novel The Benighted.

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“Don’t be disheartened, Princess,” Kingston continued, pulling her attention back to him. “You’re just another tool when it comes to the games of men.”

Her hand tightened around the metal that wrapped around her knuckles, still hidden from view.  “Is that what you think?” she growled.

“It’s what we all know.”

Skylar took one last look at his unmarked face before she backhanded him with her fist, the brass knuckle slicing across the side of his face. He screamed from the shock of the force, and from the pain that trailed along right behind it.

“How does that change feel?” she asked before using that same fist to punch the other side of his face, impacting his teeth through his cheek and smashing passed his nose. Taking a step back, Skylar surveyed Kingston’s bleeding face and the wild fear that sparked in his eyes when he stared back, pain and panic-stricken.

“You cannot stop what has to come to pass!” he shouted, using the sound of his words to regain his confidence. He had begun to fall forward, his equilibrium working against him, until Harlin grabbed him by his collar and pulled him back.

“You’re right,” she falsely agreed, grabbing him by his jaw and bending close to his face. “If they ever let you speak again, let your comrades know that they will get change.” She struck him with the brass knuckle before he could speak, making him wail.

“Let them know,” she continued before striking his face again, “that killing my brother wrote their own deaths!” She rammed the metal hard into his face now, his screams choked out from the impact that was cracking his jaw bone. “I am the change they will forever regret!” Each following word rose higher in anger, and in between each word she struck him. “Because I. Will. NOT. YIELD!”

The guard was semi-conscious and bleeding by the time Skylar stepped back again and realized what she had done. She could almost see herself, fading into the rain that was pouring down around them, her hood long thrown off, steam rising from the burning adrenaline that had made her sweat. The grey-green world washed away down the prison walls, the cold stone surfacing just enough to be recognized. But despite the phenomenon, he was still there watching her. She gasped to say something to the hazy figure that was Harlin, still standing behind the guard, still keeping him upright.

Read more about the author of A.M. Dunnewin’s guest post: The Benighted – A Different Kind of Heroine

Kelly Risser – Top 10 Places to Visit

Kelly Risser, Author

Kelly Risser, photo courtesy Clean Teen Publishing

Today’s Top 10 comes from Clean Teen Publisher author Kelly Risser.

Top 10 Places to visit from Never Forgotten

Cedarburg, WI - picturesque little town with cute, original shops. Annually, they hold Strawberry Fest the third weekend in June, and Harvest Fest in third weekend in September.

Wisconsin State Fair - held in August, you don’t want to miss the any-kind-of-food-you-can-imagine-on-a-stick, the rides, the music, and the farm animals, of course. Racing piglets, anyone?

Peggy’s Cove - this is the town where Meara and her mother move. A small fishing village with a pristine lighthouse and gorgeous views of the ocean.

Chicago, IL - Okay, so Chicago is only mentioned in the book, but this town has everything! Wonderful entertainment, serious shopping opportunities, and fun restaurants to discover.

Museum of Natural History (Halifax, Nova Scotia) - The Monsters of the Deep exhibit was only temporary, but there are plenty of other interesting things to see and do in this museum.

University of King’s College (Halifax, Nova Scotia) - Visit the quaint campus where Evan studied. See the gorgeous brick buildings with the statuesque pillars. Maybe you’ll even learn something behind surrounded by such high academia.

BMO Centre (formerly Halifax Metro Center) - Go and see the Halifax Mooseheads play, and cheer on Evan’s team.

Halifax West High School (Halifax, Nova Scotia) - While not exactly convenient to Peggy’s Cove, this is where Meara finishes out her Senior year. Walk the halls and wonder what it would be like to be starting over – new kids, new teachers, new everything, really – when you are almost done with high school.

Halifax Shopping Centre (Halifax, Nova Scotia) - While back to school shopping, Meara and Katie have a heart to heart. This is also the mall where they holiday shop, and Ula shares a big secret.

Aberdeen, Scotland - Sure you have to cross the pond, but Scotland is David’s home country. Wild and beautiful, Scotland is a not to be missed gem.  Continue reading