HUNTED: An Update


Dear Readers,

If you have recently gone looking for a copy of Hunted to purchase, you may have come up empty handed. While the book is still listed on GoodReads, Amazon, and a few other sites, it is no longer available to buy, both in print and ebook. Pendrell Publishing and I have mutually parted ways, leaving Hunted's future in my hands.

However, this is not the end. It is merely another exciting beginning.

Over the next few months, I will be diving back into Lily and Alex's world as I prepare to re-release the book as a self-published title. I'm very excited to see how this all goes and hope you are, too.

I cannot thank you enough for your continued support and I hope you'll continue following me on this next venture.

Be proud, write loud.

Love,

DJ

Book Thoughts: DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige


Danielle Paige’s Dorothy Must Die is a deliciously grim and exciting story that breathes new life into the Wizard of Oz. The fact that it’s a Full Fathom Five property is unsettling and may deter some from reading it, but Paige demonstrates skill as a storyteller, one who can - and will - undoubtedly succeed on her own.

Drawing on both the iconic Judy Garland film and L. Frank Baum’s original books, Paige reinvents the Ozian characters we’ve come to love, and does so in rather violent lights, making them – and the plot – all the more complex and engaging. Amy is a wonderful heroine with enough attitude and innocence to make her likable and entertaining.

Overall, Dorothy Must Die is an intriguing read. And although the pacing slows down in the middle, readers will easily devour this surprising and twisted tale with fervor, and be left wanting more.

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EDIT: Please note this post was edited to fix some grammatical and phrasing issues. 

Cover Alert: RUN TO YOU, Parts 4-6 by Clara Kensie

HarlequinTEEN revealed the covers for the next three installments in Clara Kensie's exciting e-series, Run to You, and I couldn't be more excited! If you recall, I loved the first three parts and am uber-excited for the next three! Check out the covers below and let me know what you think in the comments! And to read my review of the first three installments, click here!


Look for Part IV: Fourth Shadow this July!


Waiting on Wednesday: PRINCESS OF THORNS by Stacey Jay

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine 
to showcase books readers can't wait to read!

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Game of Thrones meets the Grimm's fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty's daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora's throne ten years ago.

Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it's too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?



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Doesn't this sound amazing? I've been on a fantasy kick as of late and I think Princess of Thorns will hit the spot. I'm a bit of a superficial Game of Thrones fan, a hardcore Grimm's fairy tale lover and with a "handsome but also cursed Prince", this is sure to be an absolute winner!

What do you think? Will you read Princess of Thorns? Have you read any of Stacey Jay's other books?


Release Date: December 9, 2014

Exclusive Excerpt: The Adventures of Jillian Spectre by Nic Tatano

What happens when you mix Veronica Mars with Sabrina, the Teenage Witch? Well, you'll probably get Nic Tatano's exciting new book, The Adventures of Jillian Spectre. This YA paranormal romance from HarperImpulse has it all: paranormal powers, secrets, and a juicy romance. Today, I'm excited to share an exclusive excerpt from the book and be sure to check out the end of the post for more details on the who, what, when, and where! Happy reading!

As after school activities go, seeing the future beats the hell out of soccer practice.

Yeah, that’s my gift, my blessing. Or, depending on your point of view, my curse. Because I can see everyone’s future.

Except my own.

Meanwhile, my gift just took a very strange, and frankly very frightening turn. More about that later.

I say later because I sense that since you discovered I have a window to the future, you’ll want to know about your own and couldn’t care less about my problem. But before we go any further and you start asking questions like, “Will the married man I’m dating really leave his wife?” (No, dumbass. You don’t need a psychic for that.) I should introduce myself. I’m Jillian Spectre, seventeen-year-old crystal ball chick of the neighborhood. Said neighborhood is a bit unusual in that just about everyone who lives here has some sort of otherworldly talent. It’s New York City’s paranormal section. Little Italy has its Italian food, Chinatown has Asian culture, Queens has its chop shops, and we’ve got the real version of the Sci-Fi channel. (Don’t correct me. I know they changed their logo to Syfy, but it looks like it should be pronounced “siffee” and I refuse to accept it.) Our block is your one-stop shop for mediums, mystic seers, telepaths, and, for you fans of Shirley MacLaine, past life regression hypnotists. Some legit, some not. The con artists who tried to open a ghostbusters shop down the street failed miserably and the place is now a pizza parlor.

Back to my talent, which hit me like a ton of bricks when I turned fourteen. I come from a long line of mystic seers, and on that particular birthday my mother Zelda (yeah, I know, talk about a stereotypical name for someone who reads the future) presented me with my first crystal ball. The ensuing torrent of views from the future knocked me for a loop until she taught me how to focus and control things. At sixteen I was inducted into the family business, and now for two hours after school I endure a parade of sexually frustrated housewives, lonely single men, and generally unattractive people who don’t have enough personality to work at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Finally, back to the curse part of my talent. Can’t read my own future, but then again, neither can anyone with my talent. Sure wish I could, because after weeding out the parade of losers in high school, my heart is torn between two guys.

I can tell everyone else how things will turn out, and it pisses me off that I’m flying blind when it comes to my own love life.

But that's the least of my concerns right now.

Because tonight I looked at a woman's future, viewing her activities five years from today.

Right after I saw her die three years from today.

Do the math.

I saw the afterlife.

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Welcome to the Mystic Quarter…

Jillian Spectre knows what happens after you die.

Because the seventeen-year-old mystic seer can see the future of her clients even after they've passed on. And that's not even her coolest power...

She can be in two places at once. Problem is, her heart can only be in one.

Supernatural abilities aside, she's a typical high school senior torn between two guys. But that gets put on the back burner when she discovers the father she had long assumed was dead is actually alive, with unique powers of his own. He's a technopath, with the ability to interface his mind with technology. And he's got a plan to take down society.

Unless Jillian can stop him.

The Adventures of Jillian Spectre is the story of a very special girl who learns that the power of love is more important than supernatural powers.

Available March 13, 2014

New Year, New Look, New Projects!

Dear Readers,

When you think about it, change is really one of the only constants in this world. Seasons come and go, you make friends, you lose friends. You fall in and out of love as the years tick away. But change is good. And this year is going to be full of greatness, I can just feel it.

With the new year well underway, I thought it was time to throw out the old and bring in the new. As you may have noticed, the site has gotten a gorgeous new look courtesy of the talented Hafsah at IceyDesigns. (Isn't it lovely? I sure think so!) If you're looking for to spruce up your site, I definitely recommend Hafsah. She's quick, patient, and works hard to match your vision. I gave her a color scheme and some reference images, and she nailed it. The nautical theme is a perfect fit for my current state of mind, and I kind of want to just stare at the design all day.

Also, back in February, my blog turned four. Can you believe it? Four whole years. In those four years, I've discovered new books/authors, made lasting friendships, moved to a new city, and became a published author. It's been a spectacular ride so far and I can't wait to see what's coming next.

I also updated the look of my Tumblr blog, Dreams of Monsters & Starlight, which is dedicated to fairy tale/fantasy-related images, text, and other media. If you're on Tumblr, let me know so I can follow you!

Over the course of the next few weeks, I plan on breathing some new life into the site. I'm going to be making changes to my reviews as well as hosting new giveaways. I have a couple ideas for features I'd like to try out, so fingers crossed those pan out well! I also have updates regarding my writing, so keep an eye out for those.

I hope you're all doing well and enjoying 2014 as much as I am. Thank you for your unwavering support and friendship, and I hope to see you all soon.

Be proud, write loud!

~DJ

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