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Title: Dragonfly Girl

Author: Marti Leimbach

Genre: Young Adult Thriller

Release Date: 23 February 2021

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins

BLURB

Kira Adams has discovered a cure for death — and now her life is in danger.

Things aren’t going well for Kira. At home, she cares for her  mother and fends off debt collectors. At school, she’s

awkward and shy. Plus, she may flunk out of she doesn’t

stop obsessing about science, her passion and the one thing  she’s good at…very good at. 

Desperate to bring in money, she enters a prestigious science  contest with a big cash prize. At the awards, Kira draws the  attention of celebrated professor, Dr. Gregory Munn (as well  as his handsome assistant), eventually leading to a part time job in a top-secret laboratory.

 The job is mostly cleaning floors and equipment, but one  night, while running her own experiment, she revives a lab rat that has died in her care.

One minute the rat is dead, the next it is not.

Suddenly, she’s the remarkable wunderkind, the girl who can bring back the dead. Everything is going her way. But it turns out that science can be a dangerous business, and Kira is swept up into a world of international rivalry with dark forces that threaten her life.

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EARLY PRAISE

“A thrilling debut with a heroine to  root for and an excellent story that  will keep surprising readers.”

—School Library Journal

… fast pace and high stakes are engaging … An exciting adventure about a girl in STEM.                       

—Kirkus Reviews

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marti Leimbach is known for her bestsellers, Dying Young, made into a film starring Julia Roberts, and Daniel Isn’t Talking.

She is interested in neurodiversity and has shared the stage with young inventors at the Human Genome Project the National Autistic Society, and the University of Oxford.

She teaches on the Masters Programme in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford,
Dragonfly Girl is her eighth novel, but her first for young adults.

 

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Email: martileimbach@gmail.com

Title: Gravebriar
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Proofread by: Kendra’s Editing and Book Services
Blurb by: The Blurb Doctor
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: March 19th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Sometimes witches hunt their own…

Someone knows my secret and they’re wielding it as the weapon of my execution. I stand accused of poisoning my Gravebriar coven mate. To my fatal regret, I can’t prove my innocence without revealing the truth I’ve long kept hidden: while every other Gravebriar witch are green witches and healers, my magic lies in poisons.

There is one witch who believes me – the same boy who was sent to kill me with instructions to pluck the briars that sprouted from my grave – the only cure for a Gravebriar witch. Forge Silverthorn will be my undoing… or my salvation.

He claims there is a malicious plot vining through the witch town of Cauldron that threatens to tighten around my throat in a deadly noose. Promising I can escape by seeking the help of a banished witch who hides our kind in plain sight, he leads me to a dark circus full of witches.

The ringmaster will only help us if we agree to join his circus of uncanny tricks and diabolical feats for two nights only, using our magic to thrill his patrons. In exchange for our participation under the big top, he’ll divulge the information I need to save my coven mate and clear my name.

But when dark secrets emerge from the shadows of this promised sanctuary, I’m forced to decide if I can truly trust anyone, especially Forge… my would-be executioner, my coven’s sworn enemy, and my could-be love.   

Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn’t tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he’s the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.

Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, Things That Should Stay Buried, and With Shield and Ink and Bone.

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Title: Connected
Author: Rori K. Pierce
Genre: Mature YA Romance
Cover Designer: Molly Phipps with We Got You Covered Book Design
Editors: Rebecca Jaycox and Amanda Cuff
Publication Date: February 4th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

A high school wallflower. A toxic love. And an online friend who will give her the confidence to break free. 

Bethany Rollins fell hard and fast for Trevor Wade. Yet as time went by, he evolved into a dangerous manipulator who encouraged her to ditch her friends and try drugs. Fearing she’s losing herself to his toxic influence, her goal as the Homecoming dance approaches is to break free from him before she loses herself completely. 

Bethany’s saving grace in the midst of this is a boy she’s never met. Knowing him only as Xion949, her online friendship with the mysterious stranger has given her the confidence she needs to make the rough choices to come. 

Now, Xion949 wants to meet in person and Bethany is terrified. He’s been her rock. Her sounding board through thick and thin. Will meeting in person strengthen their bond, or tear it apart? 

From Rori K. Pierce comes a Young Adult romance filled with gripping twists that will leave readers gasping.

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Rori K. Pierce was born and raised in central Alabama, but she has always had a passion for traveling and experiencing other cultures. When she isn’t writing, she is managing two home-based businesses and spending time with her three children.

Growing up, Rori found herself constantly immersed in YA fantasy books like The Mortal Instruments and Percy Jackson. Her goal with writing is to inspire and impact readers while shedding light on difficult to discuss issues.

Her debut novel, Connected, releases March 4, 2021.

 

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Title: Gravebriar
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Proofread by: Kendra’s Editing and Book Services
Blurb by: The Blurb Doctor
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: March 19th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Sometimes witches hunt their own…

Someone knows my secret and they’re wielding it as the weapon of my execution. I stand accused of poisoning my Gravebriar coven mate. To my fatal regret, I can’t prove my innocence without revealing the truth I’ve long kept hidden: while every other Gravebriar witch are green witches and healers, my magic lies in poisons.

There is one witch who believes me – the same boy who was sent to kill me with instructions to pluck the briars that sprouted from my grave – the only cure for a Gravebriar witch. Forge Silverthorn will be my undoing… or my salvation.

He claims there is a malicious plot vining through the witch town of Cauldron that threatens to tighten around my throat in a deadly noose. Promising I can escape by seeking the help of a banished witch who hides our kind in plain sight, he leads me to a dark circus full of witches.

The ringmaster will only help us if we agree to join his circus of uncanny tricks and diabolical feats for two nights only, using our magic to thrill his patrons. In exchange for our participation under the big top, he’ll divulge the information I need to save my coven mate and clear my name.

But when dark secrets emerge from the shadows of this promised sanctuary, I’m forced to decide if I can truly trust anyone, especially Forge… my would-be executioner, my coven’s sworn enemy, and my could-be love.

Praise for Gravebriar:

 “Spellbinding and rich, Gravebriar is a wildly creative, witchy journey.”

– Heather Lyons, author of The Collectors’ Society

“Casey L. Bond seamlessly weaves a world of magic, intrigue, betrayal, and wonder that you’ll never want to leave, and characters that will become dear to your heart!”

– USA Today bestselling author C.L. Cannon

“Cracking open the pages of Gravebriar was like stepping into a world where witches roamed and magic abounded. I never wanted to leave.”

– Christy Sloat, bestselling author of The Librarian Chronicles

“Casey L. Bond weaves an enchanting world filled with magic and intrigue. Gravebriar is spellbinding and romantic, and will keep you turning the page until the end.”

– USA Today bestselling author Ali Winters

 

Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn’t tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he’s the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.

Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, Things That Should Stay Buried, and With Shield and Ink and Bone.

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Title: The Ebony Angel Series
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy/PNR
Cover Designer: KILA Designs
Publication Dates: March 31st & July 31st, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

After the destruction of the Institute of Light,

Ebony’s family and the rest of the Nephilim are still reeling over the escape of Travis
and Samson.

After all, Ebony will never be out of danger until they are caught.

But other than the target on her back, Ebony has another problem.

Well, two problems, actually.

And they come in the form of two handsome guys.

An angel and a demon fight for Ebony’s heart.

One is her guardian, and the other, the grandson of Lucifer.

And she can’t help but be attracted to both.

Will she survive this war of hearts?

Which side will she choose?

The sequel to the international bestselling novel, Daughter of Darkness.

 

Blurb:

Who knew being the chosen one would become so complicated?  

Ebony was named the Daughter of Darkness, a name she came to own.

But after being trapped and manipulated by Travis and the Institute of Light, she
is doubting her powers and her heart.

With the descendants of Lucifer planning to use her for their own selfish purposes,
and with Ebony isolated from her family,
finding her way back to them, whilst battling her own demons, will be two separate battles all of their own.

And then there’s the fact that Luca is turning human, and Travis is her soulmate.

But when Ebony thought her life couldn’t get any more difficult she is delivered
news that will change everything, even the fate of the universe.
 

When it seems all hope might be lost,

Will Ebony find her way out of the darkness, decide her fate, and earn her wings?

Children of Angels is the final episode of the international bestselling and award-
winning Nephilim Universe world, and the last chapter of what has been an epic
adventure for L.L. Hunter’s readers.

L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens – everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog – http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.
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Title: Gravebriar
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Proofread by: Kendra’s Editing and Book Services
Blurb by: The Blurb Doctor
Cover Designer:
Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: March 19th, 2021
Hosted by: LadyAmber’s PR

Blurb:
Sometimes witches hunt
their own… 

Someone knows my secret and they’re wielding it as the weapon of my execution. I stand
accused of poisoning my Gravebriar coven mate. To my fatal regret, I can’t
prove my innocence without revealing the truth I’ve long kept hidden: while
every other Gravebriar witch are green witches and healers, my magic lies in
poisons.
 

There is one witch who believes me – the same boy who was sent to kill me with instructions
to pluck the briars that sprouted from my grave – the only cure for a
Gravebriar witch. Forge Silverthorn will be my undoing… or my salvation.
 

He claims there is a malicious plot vining through the witch town of Cauldron that threatens to
tighten around my throat in a deadly noose. Promising I can escape by seeking
the help of a banished witch who hides our kind in plain sight, he leads me to
a dark circus full of witches.
 

The ringmaster will only help us if we agree to join his circus of uncanny tricks and
diabolical feats for two nights only, using our magic to thrill his patrons. In
exchange for our participation under the big top, he’ll divulge the information
I need to save my coven mate and clear my name.
 

But when dark secrets emerge from the shadows of this promised sanctuary, I’m forced to
decide if I can truly trust anyone, especially Forge… my would-be executioner,
my coven’s sworn enemy, and my could-be love.

Praise for Gravebriar:

 “Spellbinding and rich, Gravebriar is a wildly
creative, witchy journey.” 

– Heather Lyons, author of The Collectors’ Society

“Casey L. Bond seamlessly weaves a world of magic, intrigue, betrayal, and wonder that you’ll
never want to leave, and characters that will become dear to your heart!” 

– USA
Today bestselling author C.L. Cannon

 “Cracking open the pages of Gravebriar was like stepping into a world where witches roamed and
magic abounded. I never wanted to leave.”  

– Christy Sloat, bestselling author of The Librarian Chronicles

 “Casey L. Bond weaves an enchanting world filled with magic and intrigue. Gravebriar is
spellbinding and romantic, and will keep you turning the page until the end.” 


USA Today bestselling author Ali Winters

Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn’t tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he’s the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.

Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, Things That Should Stay Buried, and With Shield and Ink and Bone.

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Title: Star-Crossed Dragons
Author: Chris Cannon
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: February 1st, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Ice-princess, Sara Sinclair, is the most un-Blue Blue Dragon of her Clan. And now her parents signed a marriage contract to an absolute asshat. Sara has no interest in being one half of a snobby Blue power couple. In fact, all she can dream about is biting her obnoxious fiancé’s head off and burying him in the garden. Since that can’t happen, her future seems like a lost cause, until she meets Ian, a fire-breathing Red Dragon—who is everything her fiancé is not. 

Now Sara’s jumped from the frying pan into the fire because dating outside of your Clan is against Directorate law. Ian could be thrown in jail or executed without a trial. But now that she knows what love feels like, she can’t imagine being with anyone else. 

Talk about a rock and a hard place…  

 

Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and the Boyfriend Chronicles. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.
She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online at www.chriscannonauthor.com.

 

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Title: Connected
Author: Rori K. Pierce
Genre: Mature YA Romance
Cover Designer: Molly Phipps with We Got You Covered Book Design
Editors: Rebecca Jaycox and Amanda Cuff
Publication Date: February 4th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

A high school wallflower. A toxic love. And an online friend who will give her the confidence
to break free.
 

Bethany Rollins fell hard and fast for Trevor Wade. Yet as time went by, he evolved into a dangerous
manipulator who encouraged her to ditch her friends and try drugs. Fearing
she’s losing herself to his toxic influence, her goal as the Homecoming dance
approaches is to break free from him before she loses herself completely.
 

Bethany’s saving grace in the midst of this is a boy she’s never met. Knowing him only as
Xion949, her online friendship with the mysterious stranger has given her the
confidence she needs to make the rough choices to come.
 

Now, Xion949 wants to meet in person and Bethany is terrified. He’s been her rock. Her sounding
board through thick and thin. Will meeting in person strengthen their bond, or
tear it apart?
 

From Rori K. Pierce comes a Young Adult romance filled with gripping twists that will leave readers
gasping.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

Rori K. Pierce was born and raised in central Alabama, but she has always had a passion for
traveling and experiencing other cultures. When she isn’t writing, she is
managing two home-based businesses and spending time with her three children.

Growing up, Rori found herself constantly immersed in YA fantasy books like The Mortal
Instruments and Percy Jackson. Her goal with writing is to inspire and impact
readers while shedding light on difficult to discuss issues.

Her debut novel, Connected, releases March 4, 2021.

 

Author Links:

 

AmazonGoodreadsFacebookTwitter

Instagram | WebsiteBookbub

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

 

 

 

 

Title: Star-Crossed Dragons
Author: Chris Cannon
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: February 1st, 2021
Hosted by: LadyAmber’s PR

Blurb:

Ice-princess, Sara Sinclair, is the most un-Blue Blue Dragon of her Clan. And now her parents
signed a marriage contract to an absolute asshat. Sara has no interest in being
one half of a snobby Blue power couple. In fact, all she can dream about is
biting her obnoxious fiancé’s head off and burying him in the garden. Since
that can’t happen, her future seems like a lost cause, until she meets Ian, a
fire-breathing Red Dragon—who is everything her fiancé is not.

Now Sara’s jumped from the frying pan into the fire because dating outside of your Clan is
against Directorate law. Ian could be thrown in jail or executed without a
trial. But now that she knows what love feels like, she can’t imagine being
with anyone else.

Talk about a rock and a hard place…  

 

 

Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and the Boyfriend Chronicles. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.
She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online at www.chriscannonauthor.com.

 

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Title: Truth or Dare
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Mystery
Cover Designer: Emily Wittig Publication
Date: January 31
st, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Welcome to Summervale…

One of the USA’s top vacation spots. Situated in Upstate New York. It’s a sunny
coastal town. Population…

Oh, who cares.

The tourism ads paint Summervale NY as the perfect, picturesque town. It’s the
ideal location to have spring break in, or retire at.

But I know the truth.

 

17 year old Darcie Bell Ryder thought life would be different on the other side of
the tracks. In this town, you are judged on by what side of the river you live
on.

She was born a ‘have not’, but due to her father’s new social status and job, she
moves into the rich neighbourhood called The Circle, and becomes a ‘have’.

In the Circle, she is introduced to the other kids at the town’s annual back to
school bonfire on the beach.

Here she meets the handsome, and totally out her league, Dane O’Connell.

Even though they are from the opposite sides of the river, they share a connection
they both can’t deny.

But when the body of a teenage girl turns up dead on the shore, the mystery to her
death will either bring the teens closer together…

or tear them further apart.

 

In the first instalment of a new YA contemporary mystery series from L.L. Hunter,
there are secrets a plenty in Summervale, but only some will surface. The rest
will be taken to the grave.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens – everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog – http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.
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