AUTHOR HOST AND COVER REVEAL

Today I have the honor of hosting the lovely and talented Tamar Hela. As you may recall, I previously went live with the cover reveal of her new YA novel Spirit Lake Book 1 of the Spirit Lake Series. Today, I am revealing her follow up cover for The Wrong Fairy Tale Book 2 of The Sprit Lake Series and I have a little more about Miss Hela, along with her social media info so you can feel free to Cyber Stalk her at anytime. Both books will be available on paperback,

July 14th, 2015.

Enjoy!

The Wrong Fairy Tale

Being a hero is not such an easy job after all.

It’s junior year, and Alex and her friends are just trying to survive high school: boring homework, detention, crushes…and a fateful journey through a portal to another planet—you know, the usual. Despite being average California teenagers, this group of six finds themselves on a return trip to the strange land of Cantelia, where their Spirit Guide, Goden, has sent them. This time, they appear near the Alfaran Forest: a place, where, once again, many inhabitants claim these kids are the Chosen Ones and that they will help to find a solution for ridding the forest of a new kind of horror.

Will the teens have the courage to fight the real enemy? Or will they be forever trapped on Cantelia?

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Tamar has always had a knack for words, loving the art of storytelling. As a musician and artist, she understands the importance of captivating an audience  through various mediums, but especially loves using words to create visual images for readers. When she’s not writing, drinking coffee, or traveling to someplace cool, she can be found curled up with a good book.

The Spirit Lake Series was acquired by Cosby Media Productions this year. Spirit Lake, formerly titled Feast Island, was released in April 2015. The Wrong Fairy Tale will be released in June 2015. Tamar is also partnered with Cosby Media Productions as the Publishing Director and Chief Editor for their Print Division, and has worked with Amazon best-selling authors like Mike Clemons and CF Waller.

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I’M COMING TO SOUTH CAROLINA THIS WEEKEND

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Hey Columbia, South Carolina! I will be in your neck of the woods this weekend at the SC Book Festival, selling multiple books from my Award-Winning YA collection. PROTOSTAR: Book 1 of the Star-Crossed Saga, along with the sequel SUPENOVA: Book 2 of The Star-Crossed Saga will be available, along with The Sect: The Windgate. I will be having special giveaways and also be selling Kissing Frogs and Destiny Revealed (Book 1 of The Destiny Trilogy).

We will have lots of fun.

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So where will I be?

1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia SC 29201
803-545-0001 or 800-264-4884

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May 16th 9am – 5pm

May 17th Noon – 4pm

 

 

 

 

AUTHOR HOST AND BOOK REVIEW – CHATOYANT (Book 3 of The Harmony Run Series)

Chatoyant by Sarah Elle Emm

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SYNOPSIS – In the wake of an interrogation led by the UZTA’s dictator, President Nicks, Rain Hawkins and her friends must deal with the consequences of their defiance as the countdown continues towards the execution of the mixed-zone citizens across the United Zones of The Authority. The Freedom Front faces new challenges as Rain’s cousin, Calista, prepares for her impending relocation to the pure zone, and Rain sets out to solve the mystery surrounding her mother’s torment while being followed by an officer of the Elizabeth Guard. As she uses her abilities to dodge The Authority and follows the strange clues from her dreams, Rain is determined to persevere, to secure the future she and Jabari have been fighting for, and to earn The Freedom Front’s ultimate goal of liberation.

Review: I’ve been a huge fan of dystopian fiction in the YA genre for quite some time now. I was one of the few who got on the Divergent train way before anyone else did. I can remember finding the book so far in the back of Barnes and Noble when it came out that it took a person from the front desk multiple times to locate a copy. But, as time went on, everyone seemed to get it Dystopian as a hot genre.- Even though admittedly, it will never blot out Sci-fi as my first love.

And just like the Divergent Trilogy, The Harmony Run series is no exception. Sarah Elle Emm created a world that you could vividly see and feel in Prismatic and I fell in love with the characters from the first chapter. Rain and her family have been through quite a lot – and the separatist theme that is in the background of the story never gets lots in the details because it is the soul of the story. In Chatoyant, we find the band of unlikely heroes of the Freedom Front, pressing forward to free the citizens of the mixed Zones, with high hopes of crushing the evil regime and dethroning tricky Niki once and for all. But first, Rain must free those she loves. This installment has everything. From an oppressive guard that continually abuses her mother, new alliances made, secrest revealed and to the growing love between Rain and Daktari, Sarah unwinds a tale between the pages that will keep you engaged.

The protagonists are far more detailed this go round and the building of the futuristic landscape is stout. The writing is compelling and fast, which kept me intrigued. I cannot wait for the close to the series when it comes out this August. My only true question for Mrs. Emm is what will she craft next? Stay tuned.

5/5 Stars

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Sarah Elle Emm is the author of the HARMONY RUN SERIES, a young-adult fantasy and dystopian series, released in May 2012 by Winter Goose Publishing. (PRISMATIC, May 2012, OPALESCENT, February 2013, CHATOYANT, September 2014, NACREOUS set for release August 2015) Her debut fiction novel, MARRYING MISSY, was published by Bird Brain Publishing in October 2011. Sarah is a graduate of The University of Evansville, she has lived and worked in Mexico, Germany, England, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and has traveled extensively beyond. Her love of journal writing, travel, and multicultural experience have all influenced her novels. Sarah lives in Naples, Florida with her family. When she’s not walking the plank of her daughters’ imaginary pirate ship or snapping photos of Southwest Florida scenery, she is writing.
 
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Had a great time taking over Cinco de Mayo with my Google Hangout on May 5th. For all of those who supported and came out to learn more a bout me, and the Eat Less Move More campaign – and won some free stuff – thanks a million. And for anyone who did not get a chance to stop by, please see the video below to get a glimpse at what is to come in 2015.

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