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New Releases Coming Soon Recommendations & #Writemotivation August Update 3

So there are two books I’m excited about. Both will be released soon. Why am I excited? Well, the first one I won a Debut Author’s ARC from Tor and actually managed to read it before the release day! YAY! It was very good, too. 🙂

The second is another debut author who I know personally. I used to have time to go to an in-person crit group that she ran. I’ve had the pleasure of reading so many of her stories before she submitted, even though I never managed to read the ENTIRE book. 🙂 But, still, I really like her stories and I want to help promote them. So, here’s the two about to be released books.

Go forth and support them! 🙂

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THE BONE SEASON By Samantha Shannon

Release Date: 8/20/2013

It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing.

But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion. The voyant prison is a separate city—Oxford, erased from the map two centuries ago and now controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. These creatures, the Rephaim, value the voyants highly—as soldiers in their army.

Paige is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be in charge of her care and training. He is her master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of his mind and his own mysterious motives.

The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine—a young woman learning to harness her powers in a world where everything has been taken from her. It also introduces an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.

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FIGHT PRINCESS by M.S. Kaye

Release Date: 9/2/2013

Pre-order now for $4.79. When it comes out it will be $5.99

Things Aren’t what they seem. Don’t get involved.

Celisse is too headstrong to listen. Her best friend’s boyfriend is dead, and she does not heed Cullen’s warning, slipped to her in a note as he’s being arrested for the murder.

Cullen tries to keep Celisse out of things and also tries to avoid her, both unsuccessfully. He can’t deny his feelings for her anymore, but he knows he can’t have her—if she ever discovered the truth about his past, she’d surely hate him.

While struggling with her intense feelings for Cullen, she uses her skills as an ex-prosecutor to investigate, all while continuing to fight for Ogden, the organizer of an underground fight ring. She eventually realizes things are connected—the ring, Ogden, Cullen, the murder, and herself. She races to uncover the truth before she’s arrested or becomes the next victim—or the next culprit.

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Now for my August Goals:

1) Be Positive, Try to find the positive in every situation, no matter how small. This has got to be ALWAYS!! I think I’m managing this rather well. I must be on the upside.  Still waiting on the politics of the health insurance company and his civilian doctor to see if he can get the Botox. He’s already tried it for his migraines, but his neurologist wants to try it in his neck since he thinks that may be the cause. *fingers crossed*

2) Cheer others on with #writemotivation cookie flinging and positive thoughts! Another ALWAYS! Not entirely a fail, but without TweetDeck, I’ve been falling behind! I MISS TweetDeck!!!!! I MISS EVERYONE!!! :(

3) Continue writing SOMETHING, EVERYDAY! Even if I can’t work on my novel, I’ll try my hand at short stories. Whatever it is, it has to be writing! DEFINITELY ALWAYS! Yeah. Nope! Been reading though.

4) Read another book. Completed HJ for Andrew. Almost done with the 2nd one. Plus now, I want to start and finish reading the ARC I got of FIGHT PRINCESS before release day.

5) Continue submitting my short stories, “O.N.” and “S.S.”  Let’s see how many I can get before someone accepts me. :)  5 rejections for O.N. and 3 for S.S. Still waiting.

 

Hope you enjoyed reading about the upcoming releases!

LadyJai

5 Comments

  1. Comment by CJ:

    Great progress, and I enjoyed the reviews. You do so much to keep us all cheered and motivated, I appreciate your positive attitude a lot. 🙂

  2. Comment by K.T. Hanna:

    I think you’re doing damn well. You always have so much on your plate <3

    Ping me, Text me, Message me – I'm always here to chat if you need me

  3. Comment by Patricia (@plynne_author):

    Sounds like you’re doing pretty well with your goals. \o/

  4. Comment by Angela Brown:

    Both books sound great. Thanks for sharing.

    And you’re doing alright with your goals. I guess I’m sorta on the same boat with you regarding getting in some reading but not much in the way of writing lol!

  5. Comment by Damyanti:

    The books look great, as do your achievements against the goals– envious! On the subs– keep at it, your story is just looking for its right home.

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