Friday, December 14, 2012

The Stone Guardian Book Blast/Giveaway


 When myth becomes reality, reality becomes a nightmare.

Today Fans of Fiction is happy to be part of a book blast/giveaway for author Theresa McClinton and her new book, The Stone Guardian. Below you can read a summary, watch the book trailer, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway, and get to know Theresa.

Like any other teenager in America, Ashley  just wants a normal life. But growing up in an orphanage for the insane is anything but normal. After endless therapy and increasing medication, her nightmares have only gotten worse.

Probably because they’re not nightmares.

When Ashley’s mysteriously abducted, she finds a reality even less normal than the orphanage. And she discovers something else—she’s no ordinary orphan. Faced with enemies thought to only exist in fairy tales, Ashley discovers she possesses a powerful Maya bloodline. She’s the daughter of an ancient Maya Guardian, whose duty is to protect the Stone of Muuk’ich, an enchanted relic blessed by the gods. But first she must get it back from Sarian, a power-hungry demigod who slaughtered the last guardian—Ashley’s mother. Without the stone, all will be lost.

When she meets Arwan, a hot Belizean time bender, his delicious olive skin and dark eyes make her feel a little less alone. But his gentle whispers and reassuring touch might not be all they seem. How can she balance love and duty when it’s up to her to prevent the rising of the underworld? Especially when the guy she loves might be its crown prince…

Check out the book trailer.  

Enter Theresa's giveaway for a chance at winning a $50 Visa giftcard and an e-copy of The Stone Guardian! You have until the 20th of December to enter (just imagine how much last-minute Christmas shopping one of those giftcards would allow you to do).
  a Rafflecopter giveaway

A little bit about the author...
A long time enthusiast of things that go bump in the night, Theresa started her writing career as a journalism intern—possibly the least creative writing field out there. After her first semester at a local newspaper, she washed her hands of press releases and features articles to delve into the whimsical world of young adult paranormal romance.

Since then, Theresa has gotten married, had three terrific kids, moved to central Ohio, and was repeatedly guilt tripped into adopting a menagerie of animals that are now members of the family. But don’t be fooled by her domesticated appearance. Her greatest love is travel. Having stepped foot on the soil of over a dozen countries, traveled to sixteen U.S. states—including an extended seven-year stay in Kodiak, Alaska—she is anything but settled down. But wherever life brings her, she will continue to weave tales of adventure and love with the hope her stories will bring joy and inspiration to her readers.

Monday, November 26, 2012

NaNoWriMo and Shusterman

Hey everyone! It has been quite awhile since I last posted. I've probably read 15 books and not reviewed them:( I think it's mostly a question of time. I've also participated in the National Novel Writing Month competition and made my goal of 50,000 words! Hopefully I have more time to post and review in the coming weeks (though it's also research paper grading time).

Otherwise, please excuse our little hiatus (Ashley says she's sorry too). You really just have to be in the mood to write a review!

I did meet Neal Shusterman, who came to the school where I teach! His new book, UnWholly, came out at #9 on the NY Times Bestseller list. If you haven't read Unwind or any of his other books, check them out. He's an amazing speaker with very cool inspiration for his novels.

Have a great week. Can you believe it's almost December!!!??? We've been in the 60s and 70s for the past week and I'm ready to feel like it's winter.