Crash Land on Kurai by SJ Pajonas – Book Blitz!

Yumi Minamoto has the shortest fuse on the ship. She’s just whipped a bully and been confined to quarters, but she’s not staying there. A disgraced journalist trying to clear her name, her job is to document the mission to the Hikoboshi system, and she’s determined to get it right, despite all the trouble she causes. But when unknown vessels fire on their ship, and Yumi’s life pod crash lands on a dying moon, she’s separated from her family and friends, and her mission falls to pieces. Now she must navigate the unfamiliar and deadly terrain, deal with a society she doesn’t understand, and try to stay alive until rescue comes… if it ever does.

Crash Land on Kurai is the first book in the Hikoboshi Series, an action adventure, space opera series that explores the worlds settled by the Japanese who fled Earth a century ago. Culture, history, technology, and swords clash in a fast-paced future society on the brink of war.

Loading: Life by E.N. Chaffin – Spotlight

Everyone has a special ability in Devi Omega. Everyone except Hero Leander, the official troublemaker of Class 1B. But his life gets even worse when he is partnered with Annie Mei Fields on a history project. Not only is she a straight-A student and the top Charisma-user of the school, but she is determined to make him do his part of the work.

As they hit the books, though, they soon discover that an evil corporation is kidnapping teens in order to cure a deadly disease. Hero thinks the two shouldn’t get involved. That is until his only friend is also taken.

Hero and Annie Mei put their lives on the line in order to save their world. But with gang attacks, drug deals, twisted corporate goons, and a teacher that won’t get off their case, these two unlikely fighters have little time to think about their next step. Can they save the world and still get a passing grade?

Nineveh’s Child by Gerhard Gehrke – Spotlight

They told me the world above was dead. They lied. It was their world that was dying.
I escaped. Outside, I found a family, and I was loved. My new home had its struggles but it was very much alive.

Six years later, Nineveh came for me. And nothing would stop them from trying to take me back…

My brother told me about the post-apocalyptic Earth outside of Nineveh, a land teeming with genetically-engineered monsters and radioactive fallout. He was my only friend besides a cantankerous cat that haunted my room. But my brother spun tales to pass the time, and none of my teachers or doctors would tell me the truth about the world that was or the purpose of our life in Nineveh. My brother got sick. Other children did, too.

The last thing my brother did was make sure I got out. Most of what he told me about the surface I found untrue. The real monsters were the ones who came for me and destroyed the life I had. So I would return to Nineveh, learn its secrets, and save my brother.

But could I face Nineveh’s greatest secret without losing my soul?

Enchanters by K.F.Bradshaw Reviewed by Marie

The people of Damea are no strangers to magic. They have wielded it for years – woven it into their societies and everyday lives. From powering marvelous cities, to building dazzling infrastructures to maintaining even the tiniest of farms, magic is the backbone of Damea. It is a part of them, it breathes with them. But the magic is dying, and taking Damea with it. With the land rapidly heading towards a catastrophe, Andrea, a shy and idealistic apprentice enchanter is determined to restore Damea’s lifeline. To make matters more complicated, a stranger from another world is brought into the mess after a powerful spell goes wrong. Hunted by her former mentor and with a civil war standing in her way, can Andrea escape her pursuers and convince the skeptical stranger to assist her in restoring magic to Damea? Or will she fail and leave Damea to its disastrous fate?

Flashback Friday Long Black Veil by Jeanette Battista Review by Marie

A girl, a boy, and a family curse…

Devon can’t wait to put her podunk mountain town behind her once and for all when she graduates high school. But even though she’s the class valedictorian, the likelihood of her being able to afford college on her own is slim. As she begins the research on scholarships that might help with tuition, a new distraction arises in the form of the town’s golden boy, the cute and popular Brock Cutler who works in the town Records room. Devon knows that mountain and town folk don’t mix, but she’s drawn to him anyway.

Shadow Fall Blitz

The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions.

The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars. The Silvers will be protected underground. But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trials for the few remaining spots left on the space station.

When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trials, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: She gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her. But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart. With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone to survive.

The question is who?