Thursday, October 15, 2015

GRUDGING Cover Reveal...and Giveaway!


GRUDGING COVER REVEAL Digital Assets

Today Michelle Hauck and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for GRUDGING, Birth of Saints Book One, which releases November 17, 2015! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to win a copy of the eBook below!


 

On to the reveal!
 
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Title: GRUDGING

Author: Michelle Hauck

Pub. Date: November 17, 2015

Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse

Format: eBook


A world of chivalry and witchcraft…and the invaders who would destroy everything.


The North has invaded, bringing a cruel religion and no mercy. The ciudades-estados who have stood in their way have been razed to nothing, and now the horde is before the gates of Colina Hermosa…demanding blood.


On a mission of desperation, a small group escapes the besieged city in search of the one thing that might stem the tide of Northerners: the witches of the southern swamps.


The Women of the Song.


But when tragedy strikes their negotiations, all that is left is a single untried knight and a witch who has never given voice to her power.  And time is running out.


A lyrical tale of honor and magic, Grudging is the opening salvo in the Book of Saints trilogy.

 

 

About Michelle:
 
Michelle Hauck lives in the bustling metropolis of northern Indiana with her hubby and two teenagers. Two papillons help balance out the teenage drama. Besides working with special needs children by day, she writes all sorts of fantasy, giving her imagination free range. A book worm, she passes up the darker vices in favor of chocolate and looks for any excuse to reward herself. Bio finished? Time for a sweet snack.

She is a co-host of the yearly contests Query Kombat and Nightmare on Query Street, and Sun versus Snow.

Her epic fantasy, Kindar's Cure, is published by Divertir Publishing. Her short story, Frost and Fog, is published by The Elephant's Bookshelf Press in their anthology, Summer's Double Edge. She's repped by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary.




 

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive an eBook of GRUDGING. International

 

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Monday, October 5, 2015

THE UNFORTUNATE DECISIONS OF DAHLIA MOSS by Max Wirestone

Books, Books, and More Books for October:

The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss

My review of THE UNFORTUNATE DECISIONS OF DAHLIA MOSS:

First the blurb:

Meet Dahlia Moss, the reigning queen of unfortunate decision-making in the St. Louis area. Unemployed, broke, and on her last bowl of ramen, she's not living her best life. But that's all about to change.

Before Dahlia can make her life any messier on her own, she's offered a job. A job that she's woefully under-qualified for. A job that will lead her to a murder, an MMORPG, and possibly a fella (or two?).

Turns out unfortunate decisions abound, and she's just the girl to deal with them.

And from Amazon:

For fans of The Guild, New Girl, Scott Pilgrim, Big Bang Theory, Veronica Mars, or anyone who has ever geeked out about something.

The odds of Dahlia successfully navigating adulthood are 3,720 to 1. But never tell her the odds.

Meet Dahlia Moss, the reigning queen of unfortunate decision-making in the St. Louis area. Unemployed broke, and on her last bowl of ramen, she's not living her best life. But that's all about to change.

Before Dahlia can make her life any messier on her own she's offered a job. A job that she's woefully under-qualified for. A job that will lead her to a murder, an MMORPG, and possibly a fella (or two?).

Turns out unfortunate decisions abound, and she's just the girl to deal with them.

What I thought:

The voice in this is delightful. I know some don't like when the narrator addresses the reader directly, and there is a little bit of that here, but I enjoyed it immensely. The story is well-plotted and the pacing is quick. The characters are fully fleshed and fun. This book hooked me with the voice from the first page and I had a hard time putting it down. I definitely recommend this book and am adding this author to my must-read list.

*I received an eARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review and I honestly loved it.

I give THE UNFORTUNATE DECISIONS OF DAHLIA MOSS five glowing stars ***** and hope you pick it up when it comes out on October 20th.

Preorder it at Amazon or go to Goodreads for more links and reviews. And then let me know what you think. I love comments, so drop me a comment and tell me what you're reading or tell me what I should be reading.

Happy reading,
Chelly