Author: Brianna Sugalski
Narrator: Krys Janae
Length: 15 hours and 18 minutes
Series: Disenchanted, Book 1
Publisher: The Parliament House
Released: Apr. 15, 2021
Genre: Paranormal Romance
A Breton princess at the peak of the French Renaissance, Lilac lives prisoner in her parents' castle after a wicked secret is revealed on the eve of her 10th birthday soirée. Years later, her coronation ceremony looms, and between the riotous townsfolk and scheming nobleman bent on snatching the throne, Lilac prepares for the worst...until a mysterious letter arrives from The Witch of Lupine Grotto, detailing a curious offer to cure her darkness forever. Lilac begrudgingly trades her coronet for a cloak and ventures into the forest Brocéliande in pursuit of the impious enchantress at the edge of town. With only the protection of an inherited dagger - and unsolicited help of the gregarious stranger who inserts himself on her quest - she must traverse Brocèliande and return in time to claim her rightful position as sovereign monarch. This is the story of a cursed princess, a crestfallen killer, the town that wants them to burn, and the witch that can save them both.
Born and raised in Hawaii, Brianna Sugalski is a Dark Fantasy author who prefers to explore the more ominous—disenchanting, if you will—undertones of romance, history, and the arcane. Her debut novel, YA Fantasy DISENCHANTED, released with The Parliament Press on March 4th, 2020; the sequel, DISILLUSIONED, is in progress as of January 2021. Sugalski is also a SF/F developmental editor under Crit & Pen Editorial. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two little korrigans of her own.
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Today I’m excited to participate in the cover reveal of Send Me Their Souls by NY Times Best Selling author Sara Wolf and to share the brand new covers of the first two books in the Bring Me Their Hearts series! Send Me Their Souls releases on November 3rd, 2020 from Entangled Teen & the recovers will be available in a few weeks! Huge thank you to MTMC Tours and Entangled Teen for having me on the tour and sending me a copy of Send Me Their Souls, I love you all!!
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Zera is a Heartless – the immortal, un-aging soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.
Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a Prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum; if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy her heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.
Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him – every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him – until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The Prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.
So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.
Winner takes the loser’s heart.
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Title: Send Me Their Souls
Author: Sara Wolf
Series: Bring Me Their Hearts, #3
Publishing Date: November 3rd, 2020
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Cover Design: Elizabeth Turner Stokes
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
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There are worse things than death.
With the rise of Varia d’Malvane comes the fall of the Mist Continent. Cavanos is overrun by the brutal rampage of the valkerax, led by its former crown princess. Vetris is gone. Helkyris is gone. As each mighty nation falls, the grip of the crown princess closes around the throat of the world.
But Zera Y’shennria isn’t out yet.
Alongside Malachite, Fione, Yorl, and her love Lucien, Zera seeks aid from the High Witches and the Black Archives, with the valkerax horde hot on their heels. Seemingly unstoppable, Varia can track Zera through her dreams, ensuring there is nowhere to run. Thankfully, an ancient book holds the key to stopping the incursion forever.
But at what cost comes freedom?
At what cost comes love?
At what cost comes the end of the world, and the beginning of a new one?
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All three covers were illustrated and designed by Elizabeth Turner Stokes!
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If you buy the HARDCOVER editions of BRING ME THEIR HEARTS and FIND ME THEIR BONES, they will have the new covers. Entangled Teen is hand-jacketing the current stock with the new covers and those will be updated in a few weeks.
(Fans will know when the new HARDCOVERS are available when the image on the buy links for HARDCOVER changes.) FIND ME THEIR BONES in paperback will also have the new art. So the only editions that will NOT have the new art is the paperback of BRING ME THEIR HEARTS.
Also, we will have printed extra copies of the first two HC jackets that fans can buy to swap out their existing HC. They'll be for sale on our Entangled shop site for a few dollars once they're ready at this website, https://shop-entangled.myshopify.com/.
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Hi book loves!! I'm so excited to help reveal the cover of SEND ME THEIR SOULS by @authorsarawolf & the recovers of the first two books in the Bring Me Their Hearts series! Sara Wolf really captured my heart when I read Bring Me Their Hearts so be sure to tap the link in my bio to order a copy!🎉
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The finale to the epic Bring Me Their Hearts series reaches its thrilling conclusion in Send Me Their Souls where Zera finally has the choice of whether or not to regain her humanity and give up her life as a Heartless.
Full of intrigue, humor, emotion, and of course romance, Send Me Their Souls releases on November 3rd, 2020 from @entangledteen! (Covers are illustrated and designed by Elizabeth Turner Stokes).
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About the Author
SARA WOLF is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as the Lovely Vicious series. She lives in Portland, Oregon where the sun can't get her anymore and not enough fruit tarts ever.
I am thrilled to be a part of the Mayhem Blog Tour with Wednesday Books! Thank you to the fabulous publisher who I just absolutely adore for sending me a free copy. Mayhem is dazzling and all-consuming and I can't wait for the world to read it when it hits shelves on July 14th, 2020!
About the Book
The Lost Boys meets Wilder Girls in this supernatural feminist YA novel.
It's 1987 and unfortunately it's not all Madonna and cherry lip balm. Mayhem Brayburn has always known there was something off about her and her mother, Roxy. Maybe it has to do with Roxy's constant physical pain, or maybe with Mayhem's own irresistible pull to water. Either way, she knows they aren't like everyone else.
But when May's stepfather finally goes too far, Roxy and Mayhem flee to Santa Maria, California, the coastal beach town that holds the answers to all of Mayhem's questions about who her mother is, her estranged family, and the mysteries of her own self. There she meets the kids who live with her aunt, and it opens the door to the magic that runs through the female lineage in her family, the very magic Mayhem is next in line to inherit and which will change her life for good.
But when she gets wrapped up in the search for the man who has been kidnapping girls from the beach, her life takes another dangerous turn and she is forced to face the price of vigilante justice and to ask herself whether revenge is worth the cost.
From the acclaimed author of This Raging Light and But Then I Came Back, Estelle Laure offers a riveting and complex story with magical elements about a family of women contending with what appears to be an irreversible destiny, taking control and saying when enough is enough.
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About the Author
ESTELLE LAURE, the author of This Raging Light and But Then I Came Back believes in love, magic, and the power of facing hard truths. She has a BA in Theatre Arts and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and she lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her family. Her work is translated widely around the world.
It has been such a treat to work with MIRA Books and Harlequin for The Black Swan of Paris Blog Tour! I'm sending so many hugs to them for asking me to be a part of this Summer 2020 Read blog tour for Historical Fiction and providing me with an ARC of this fabulous book! Scroll down to learn more about The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards! Publishers Weekly remarks that "Robards blends commendable attention to historical detail with intense realism and deep feeling. Historical fiction fans will be enthralled with this richly hewn novel and the romance and danger lurking around its every corner.a book Kirkus Reviews described as 'Racing action and tender romance shine in a story of hard love and harder competition.'" Read an excerpt of Chapter One and purchase your copy today!
About the Book
THE BLACK SWAN OF PARIS
Author: Karen Robards
Publication Date: June 30, 2020
For fans of The Alice Network and The Lost Girls of Paris comes a thrilling standalone by New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards about a celebrated singer in WWII occupied France who joins the Resistance to save her estranged family from being killed in a German prison.
In Occupied France, the Resistance trembles on the brink of destruction. Its operatives, its secrets, its plans, all will be revealed. One of its leaders, wealthy aristocrat Baron Paul de Rocheford, has been killed in a raid and the surviving members of his cell, including his wife the elegant Baronness Lillian de Rocheford, have been arrested and transported to Germany for interrogation and, inevitably, execution.
Captain Max Ryan, British SOE, is given the job of penetrating the impregnable German prison where the Baroness and the remnants of the cell are being held and tortured. If they can't be rescued he must kill them before they can give up their secrets.
Max is in Paris, currently living under a cover identity as a show business impresario whose star attraction is Genevieve Dumont. Young, beautiful Genevieve is the toast of Europe, an icon of the glittering entertainment world that the Nazis celebrate so that the arts can be seen to be thriving in the occupied territories under their rule.
What no one knows about Genevieve is that she is Lillian and Paul de Rocheford's younger daughter. Her feelings toward her family are bitter since they were estranged twelve years ago. But when she finds out from Max just what his new assignment entails, old, long-buried feelings are rekindled and she knows that no matter what she can't allow her mother to be killed, not by the Nazis and not by Max. She secretly establishes contact with those in the Resistance who can help her. Through them she is able to contact her sister Emmy, and the sisters put aside their estrangement to work together to rescue their mother.
It all hinges on a command performance that Genevieve is to give for a Gestapo General in the Bavarian town where her mother and the others are imprisoned. While Genevieve sings and the show goes on, a daring rescue is underway that involves terrible danger, heartbreaking choices, and the realization that some ties, like the love between a mother and her daughters and between sisters, are forever.
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About the Author
Karen Robards is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than fifty books and one novella. Karen published her first novel at age 24 and has won multiple awards throughout her career, including six Silver Pens for favorite author.
Karen was described by The Daily Mail as one of the most reliable thriller....writers in the world.
Robards is one terrific storyteller. — Chicago Tribune
One of the most popular voices in women's fiction — Newsweek
Draw a line between two extremely popular genres, mysteries and romance novels, and in the middle you will find the bestselling Robards. She merges the two worlds like no one else, deftly interlacing plot and passion. — Albany Times Union
Robards has a true flair for characterization and excels at adding large doses of humor to the spicy mix. — Romantic Times
Hi, book loves! It is an honor to be a part of the Sisters of Sword and Song blog tour with The Fantastic Flying Book Club. I'm happy this is another way for me to support my dear friend, Rebecca Ross. I love her writing style and the incredible stories she tells. Becca is the YA fantasy author of The Queen's Rising, The Queen's Resistance, and her new standalone YA fantasy novel, Sisters of Sword and Song that releases on June 23, 2020! I am so grateful to Becca for sending me an Advanced Reader's Copy which took the breath from lungs over how gorgeous the cover is and the beautiful story within its pages.
In this blog post you will learn more about the book and Rebecca Ross, read an excerpt of the first three chapters of Sisters of Sword and Song, and browse some of my favorite quotes! Visit The Fantastic Flying Book Club's blog post to view the tour schedule and read other amazing blogs from bookstagrammers and bloggers to see what they think about the book! Be sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy of SOSAS + four myth cards inspired by the mythology found in the book!<3
About the Book
Title: Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross
Release Date: June 23rd, 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Synopsis: From the author of The Queen’s Rising comes a thrilling YA stand-alone fantasy about the unbreakable bond between sisters. Perfect for fans of Ember in the Ashes, Sky in the Deep, and Court of Fives. After eight long years, Evadne will finally be reunited with her older sister, Halcyon, who has been proudly serving in the queen’s army. But when Halcyon appears earlier than expected, Eva knows something has gone terribly wrong. Halcyon is on the run, hunted by her commander and charged with murder. Though Halcyon’s life is spared during her trial, the punishment is heavy. And when Eva volunteers to serve part of Halcyon’s sentence, she’s determined to find out exactly what happened. But as Eva begins her sentence, she quickly learns that there are fates much worse than death.
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Win a copy of SISTERS OF SWORD AND SONG by Rebecca Ross + 4 myth cards (The Fall of Kirkos, Ari’s Shawl of Stars, The Entrapment of Pyrrhus, and Acantha’s Crown)!
Starts: June 17th 2020
Ends: July 1st 2020
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Enjoy the first 44 pages of Sisters of Sword and Song! The first three chapters are amazing and the book gets more magical with each turn of the page. I was hooked from page 1 and I hope you love what you read enough to order a copy today! :)
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It was incredibly fun annotating all my favorite quotes in my ARC (with pencil, of course!). It was ridiculously difficult not to annotate every sentence because of how much I adored this book! Here are a TON of my favorite quotes from Sisters of Sword and Song...I've bolded my legit favorites which was also hard to narrow down!
There may be spoilery content in some quotes even if you do not know the context.
"Truly, her anger stemmed from the fact that she was magicless and common and bound to live the same dull life every day until she returned to the dust." (Page 3)
"The firelight flickered through the room, a dance of gold and shadows." (Page 12)
"There is always more strength to draw from. You must find where it hides and wield it." (Page 23)
"I trust you with my life, Evadne. That is why I chose your window to climb through." (Page 27)
"Do not be afraid, little sister." (Page 30)
"'Failure is never final unless you choose it to be,' Bacchus said. 'Where there is life, hope can be found. Do not give up, Halcyon.'" (Page 53)
"You have only trained me the past eight years. You chose me for this, Commander. You chose me, and you chose Xander, and if you think I have changed overnight, that I have morphed into a creature that holds no morals, no feelings, then you are not the man I believed you to be, either." (Page 59 )
"You cast me into a mold that I do not fit, and you know it and should be ashamed of such lies!" (Page 60)
"If I had magic, I could save you." (Page 67)
"She watched as her letters began to tremble, growing wings and scales, morphing into creations that moved off the wax, vanishing into golden dust. Magic." (Page 70)
"For what could a man with a blade do against a man with magic?" (Page 71)
"'Be strong, Sprout,' Gregor whispered so low and gentle that Evadne almost missed the words. And she would always wonder if the gods drew that whisper across the marble floor, up the stand and up the chains to Halcyon’s ears. A sightless comfort. Because she opened her eyes and looked directly at Gregor." (Page 86)
"She was planning to pour her words out like precious oil before the archon, to plead for Halcyon’s life." (Page 95)
"It looked like a nightingale, its cream and tawny feathers gilded in starlight." (Page 99)
"At first, I could not understand why you had to go to the legion. But then I did, and I was proud of you. And then I envied you, because you had ascended; you were the joy of our parents. You were destined to great things, and I was destined to remain in the grove, forgotten….I felt it again. The pain of you leaving. I told myself that I would not be left behind this time. That I would follow you, that I would go wherever you went, even if that meant helping you carry a punishment you do not deserve." (Page 106-107)
“'You are brave, Eva,' Halcyon whispered. 'Far braver than me. There is such steal within you, little sister.'” (Page 107)
"You came into the world so quietly, so still that I thought the gods had already taken your breath. But then you reached out and held fast to my finger, and I thought that I would never let you go. Sometimes I forget that we have descended from the god of wind. A god who broke himself for love of another. But every now and then, a generation will remember what it is like to fly, and they will grow their wings. Such as Halcyon. Such as you, Eva." (Page 112)
"'You are your own self. No one owns your soul or your body or your fate. No one but you, Evadne.' Evadne breathed in those words, let them twine with her blood and her bones, so she would never forget them." (Page 114)
"And each step Evadne took drew her farther from her former life. Fear and doubt warred within her until she thought of Halcyon, who had always been the symbol of valor, a constellation for Evadne to chart her course." (Page 115)
"A promise rose from the earth, from the wind, moving through her like a chorus.
There is steal within me.
I will not bend.
I will not break." (Page 115)
"Fears are intimate." (Page 138)
"When you had an enemy in your house, you did not make them scrub the excrement from your chamber pots.
You gave them a position of honor, of trust.
You kept them close.
You kept them just within your reach." (Page 140)
"She did not meet the mage’s eyes, but oh, how she wanted to return Selene’s cold stare, to reveal that there was nothing less about her for descending from a broken god. Indeed, it only made Evadne all the more dangerous, for she had come from the one divine who was not afraid to break." (Page 148)
"All my life, I have wanted to be more than what I am. I wanted to be fast and strong, like my sister. I wanted magic, to have the ability to speak and sing charms to life. I wanted to be someone who made a mark on the world, even if it was a small one." (Page 171)
“'You are making your mark, Evadne,' he whispered." (Page 171)
"No. I see only a mage who irritates me from time to time." (Page 172)
"If you find yourself to be strong, use that strength not just for yourself but for those around you. And if you find yourself to be smart, use that knowledge to uplift others." (Page 207)
"What I would give to be able to write, to see my words shaped perfectly by my own hand, to know they will remain long after I am gone." (Page 211)
"And what I would give to be able to cast magic, to see my words transform into spoken and sung power." (Page 211)
"And she began to see the gift she held, this ability to write in beautiful strokes, to write as much as she wanted. There was power within it, a small seed. But how it could grow, should she allow it to." (Page 211)
"Halcyon of Isaura and I never forgot your name, the way it rang in the air, like a blade leaving its scabbard. I knew it would return to me one day, and that you would either be a sword in my hand or a thorn in my side." (Page 234)
"But what I do not deserve is to be poisoned and mind-swept without my consent, to be treated less than because I am a woman among a horde of men." (Page 234)
"Anything I obtain is to be earned. Not stolen or undeserved." (Page 235)
"Evadne could see his words building as a storm, as a mountain, something for their voices to climb." (Page 259)
"Because I love you as if you are my daughter. The world would darken without you." (Page 262)
"The constellations gathered about them, bright and glorious, and Evadne felt as if she were walking in the night sky with stars in her hair.
She did not sing for Damon, or for the mountain, or for Acantha’s crown.
She sang for Halcyon." (Page 263)
"You are not weak. There is steal within you." (Page 266)
"If my voice should falter, if I should forget the words, above all else, do not cease your singing. Your voice will be my guide, Evadne." (Page 283)
"She stepped into the water with him, and joined his song. Her voice soft where his was rough. She was his balance, his accompaniment. And the stars began to multiply; they gathered around them and lit their path, their reflections just as luminous on the trembling surface of the water." (Page 285)
"This is your moment, Eva. Stand and meet it. For it belongs to you." (Page 324)
"Evadne of Isaura, girl of flight. It is time for you to remake yourself." (Page 331)
"Remember how we like to sing, Father? We sing all of the stanzas or else the song hangs unfinished in the air. And so I must go now, to finish something I began. I must honor my word, as you have taught me to do." (Page 357)
"All this time she had been telling herself to let go, let go. But there was beauty and strength in the holding on." (Page 363)
"You must forgive me, Halcyon. In anger, I wounded you. In anger, I struck your spirit when you were broken. I have wronged you. I do not deserve to have you in my legion. And I must ask you to forgive me." (Page 367)
"Damon…I swear, if you make me cross out another word…I will kill you." (Page 370)
"It was not until the sun rose and the camp began to disassemble that Evadne finally realized it—why he had been so attentive when he looked at her. Parts of Damon’s lyrics were mysteries, concealed within the image of nature. But then there were other parts, words that resonated within her when she read them, as if she were seeing a reflection of herself, a gleam of her soul. And she knew one of the things had made him stronger, something that had inspired an entire stanza of magic…
It was inspired by her." (Page 388)
"One by one, the griffins landed. They bowed to Evadne and to Damon as if they were the queen and king of myths and wings." (Page 417)
"Yes, Sister. I will take you home.
And Evadne finally understood the pain of breaking, the pain of trying to mend after loss. She felt an echo of Kirkos’s anguish, and she wept as she finally understood the cost of his fall." (Page 443)
"For Evadne’s eyes only." (Page 447)
"Seventh Day of Olive Moon
Evadne, my heart. My chorus. I would sing with you until the end of days. I would sing with you until my bones turned to dust." (Page 453)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS in SOSAS
To Taylor at The Bookish Ballad, for all of your love and support and excitement for my books. I am so happy you and I met at Comic Con, and I hope to see your own book on the shelf soon!
About the Author
she was a girl of words and stars and iron…
Rebecca Ross was born and raised in Georgia, where she continues to reside with her husband, her lively Australian Shepherd, and her endless piles of books. She loves coffee, the night sky, chalk art, maps, the mountains, and growing wildflowers in her yard. And a good story, of course.