Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"Do you have a brother?" "No..not anymore."

 Wherein Jack takes part in a cover reveal and announces new books.

 Today I am taking part in a cover reveal, as you can see from above, and I will be sharing some new, exciting books that have come out recently but I've not had a chance to talk about till now.

 First is the cover reveal for Fly Away Home, written by Rachel Heffinton. I've been reading her blog from what should be about a year now and I am very excited to get my hands on her book, which will be out February 14th, the perfect Valentine's Day gift!

 Isn't it an amazing cover?! I usually buy books for my ereaders, but I am thinking of getting this one in paper back so I can have the fantastic cover out in the open.

 Description:

Fly Away Home, 1952 New York City:
Callie Harper is a woman set to make it big in the world of journalism. Liberated from all but her buried and troubled past, Callie craves glamour and the satisfaction she knows it will bring. When one of America's most celebrated journalists, Wade Barnett, calls on Callie to help him with a revolutionary project, Callie finds herself co-pilot to a Christian man whose life and ideas of true greatness run noisily counter to hers on every point. But when the secrets of Callie's past are hung over her head as a threat, there is space for only one love, one answer: betray Wade Barnett to save her reputation, or sacrifice everything for the sake of the man she loved and the God she fled. The consequences of either decision will define the rest of her life.
Self-preservation has never looked more tempting.



Bio:
Rachel Heffington is a Christian, a novelist, and a people-lover. Encouraged by her mother to treasure books, Rachel's favorite pastime was (and still is) reading. When her own library and her cousin's ran out of interesting novels, twelve-year old Rachel decided she would write her own; thus began a love-affair with word-crafting that has carried her past her teen years and into adulthood. Outside of the realm of words, Rachel enjoys the Arts, traveling, mucking about in the kitchen, listening for accents, and making people laugh. She dwells in rural Virginia with her boisterous family and her black cat, Cricket. Visit Rachel online at http://inkpenauthoress.blogspot.com/

 And, to make up for this book not being out yet, I have some to share that have been released! 
 First is Adventures and Adversities by Sarah Holman. (I read her Destiny books over the summer and reviewed the whole series - I believe. She is a talented writer and her new book sounds just as exciting as her Destiny Trilogy was.)


Summery
One day Alditha is content living with her family, the next she is taking her friend's place to serve at the king’s castle. Her father's final instructions, to keep smiling and to do what is right, will be harder to live out than she ever imagined. She will face a royal nephew who delights in making people miserable, an angry servant girl who will stop at nothing to get what she wants, and noblemen who plot murder. Will she be able to keep the promise she made to her father? Will she find the faith she longs for during all her Adventures and Adversities? 

You can learn more about Sarah and her writing HERE!!! 

 Those who have been around for long know I did a wild, ranting post on how much I loved the book called Annabeth's War. I'd go so far as to say I think the author, Jessica Greyson is my top favourite, if not my favourite, author. (Since I only read the one book I guess I can't say that yet, but if she keeps up I will be able to before much longer.)
 She just published her second book, which I've started and am having a hard time putting down whenever I have time to pick it up.


Summery:
 The troubled people of war-torn Chambria are on the brink of starvation, and a delicate princess with a recurring nightmare is their only hope. Alexandra knows that her value to her country consists mainly in her ability to marry well, but when she is kidnapped by the rebels and taken to meet the man claiming to be both Chambria's true king and her real father, her entire world falls apart. Will Princess Alexandra be able to untangle the web of lies and discern who is the true king and her father?

 Now I have to go, I have some editing to do. First, though, I've had to come to a decision about another blogging matter. I've been managing to read all of your blogs once a week, but I again got behind on comments with school starting again, trying to keep up on my writing this time, and my editing. I don't have the time to answer comments - at least not on all of your blogs. (Though, I do still plan to read all of your wonderful blogs at least once a week, because I really love them all.)
 But, to make sure I still reply to your wonderful comments, I've had to get creative. Therefore, for now, I will be replying to your comments on my blog. I know this makes it harder for my replies to be found, and I am very sorry for it. When summer comes and school ends I think I can go back to doing it how I've always done. But for now, I've had to change some of my writing endeavors, and this is the last option I have left.
 I love all of your comments though, they brighten my day, and I want to answer them all. And for now, this is the only way I can manage.

 The quote is from Doctor Who, when he first meets Martha. Because, when I watched it I caught something I missed the first time. When he destroyed his planet, he killed his brother. And when I realized that he had had a brother I knew I had to pass that sadness on to all of you. You're welcome.

 Allons-y!

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12 comments :

  1. Some nice covers, especially Fly Away Home.

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  2. fly away home sure catches the eye, so bright. Nice reveals at your site

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  3. Thanks for all of the LOVE!!!! You are AWESOME JACK!

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  4. Those look like some neat books! And yes, it is very sad that the Doctor doesn't have a brother anymore...(but I love that episode! "You're right, I look daft with one shoe")

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    1. "That's better! Barefoot on the moon!"

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  5. Beautiful cover! Social media takes a lot of time - finding that balance is key!

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  6. I've said it before and I'll say it again... most self-published covers that I've seen are just beautiful/unique/altogether wonderful. I love Fly Away Home's!

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    1. I agree with you, and I love it too! They did an amazing job with it.

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  7. Hi Jack!
    The reviews look really interesting--I'll have to look these up!
    Also, I wanted to let you know that my computer halfway died on me, and I haven't been able to comment on any blogs at all. I have still been reading your blog, I just haven't been able to comment. It's been most tragic. Technology doesn't agree with me, I'm afraid. So yes, sorry I have been silent lately... :(
    ~Holly

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    1. Eh, I understand. I have the same problems with technology. It hates me, just some people it doesn't like.
      But! It is nice to know you are still around 8-D I like getting your comments and getting the chance to get to know you better. (That was a ton of gets...) I hope your computer starts to be kind to you.

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    2. Oh, yes. I'm definitely still around! I was hoping you didn't think I disappeared for good! :) it seems to be in good working order for the moment, so hopefully it'll stay nice and cooperative! :-P
      ~Holly

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