Thursday, 24 October 2019

Let's go to the hop! Blog Hop!

Thank you for hopping over to this leg of the Snowy Wings Publishing Middle Grade Blog Hop!
Today we're featuring the cover for The Firewalkers Curse, book three in The Descendants series.


Title: The Firewalkers Curse (Book #3, The Descendants)
Author: Melanie McFarlane
Genre: Upper Middle Grade, Fantasy/Adventure
Cover Reveal Date: October 30th
Release Date: TBA

Seth Reid is slipping back to the dark side.

After losing his grandfather, Seth Reid has grown closer to his dark counterpart in the Void. Whispers from his missing twin follow Seth everywhere, quietly pushing him in his decisions and keeping Seth angry enough to feed the dark infection within his scar.

But when he learns that his father's killer is still alive on the fire world, Incendia, Seth travels alone to seek revenge on Lotus. There he finds a race of forgotten people who teach him something more powerful than anger--forgiveness. But will the ways of the Firewalkers be enough to pull Seth away from the darkness?

When Seth reunites with his siblings, he finds out that the crystals have been holding back one giant secret of their own, and it's a game changer. But nothing matters if the siblings can't save the fire crystal.

And if they do, is it too late to save Seth from the darkness?

Five Fun Facts about The Firewalkers Curse
  • Seth meets a lost civilization on Incendia - a lot of research was completed on ancient desert tribes as well as present day civilizations cut off from modern society.  
  • Seth has to walk on hot coals! This feat is still practiced today by some civilizations.
  • The fire world of Incendia is not only a desert, but also covered in old iron constructions that have rusted and been buried over time. Oh, and there's lava. Lots of it ;)
  • Remember Azara and Ignis - board members of the Four Worlds? In book three you'll see just how much their quick tempers get them into trouble.
  • The main source of transportation on Incendia are giant warhorses.

Check out the rest of the series below!

Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, Melanie McFarlane jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Melanie focuses her powers on writing dark stories to keep tweens and teens up all night.
Melanie is the author of the upper middle grade fantasy series The Descendants (The Missing Guardian, 2017; The Mer Queen’s Daughter, 2018; The Firewalkers Curse, 2020; and The Court’s Last Stand, 2021).
 Follow Melanie on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

As a thank you for participating in our blog, we’re offering a chance to win eight (8) ebooks and two (2) paperbacks from our middle-grade authors!
  • An ebook of Something Wicked by Sarah Dale (releases Nov 2019)
  • An ebook of The Falling by T. Damon
  • An ebook of Keara’s Raven: Escape by Mindy Klasky
  • An ebook of The Missing GuardianThe Mer Queen’s Daughter by Melanie McFarlane
  • An ebook of the World of Aluvia series (Fairy Keeper, Mer-Charmer, Dragon Redeemer) by Amy Bearce
  • A paperback of Life and Death & Gods and Demons by Selenia Paz

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Hop around and make sure to visit everyone this week! All links are live during the hop.

October 25th – YA/NA Book Divas
October 26th – Selenia Paz
October 27th – Mindy Klasky
October 28th – I Love Books and Stuff
October 29th – Amy Bearce / The Reading Faery
October 30th – Melanie McFarlane / Jenifer Reads
October 31st – Sarah Dale / Sucker for Coffe

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Cover Reveal for Something Wicked!

Title: Something Wicked (The First Tale of the Zodiac Cusp Kids)
Author: Sarah Dale
Genre: Young Adult Supernatural Mystery/Adventure
Cover Reveal Date: October 23
Release Date: November 26th, 2019

It’s 1983. Angie, Jenny and David are riding bikes, watching MTV and looking forward to
summer vacation before junior high. Lincoln, Nebraska is a pretty quiet place to grow up, and
when the kids take off at 5:00 am to deliver the newspapers on Jenny’s route, they aren’t
expecting trouble. So, when a creature straight out of a horror movie appears, the kids are
forced to draw on their wits, their strength, and most of all their friendship to survive.
Something Wicked is the first of seven stories, drawn from Angie’s diaries. Kept safely hidden
for decades, they tell how the kids spent their teenage years - working with their mentor, Mr.
Rakow, and Jenny’s mom who dabbles in witchcraft, to uncover their powers and battle the
forces of darkness that menace their hometown.

Sarah Dale is an author, mom, daughter, step-mom, pack member, friend, dog-walker, cat-
appreciator, library book balancer, word lover, think thinker and picture-taker living in Lincoln,
Nebraska, just generally trying to get things done.

Prior to working in publishing, she spent years working with teens at a
busy public library, creating library programming, leading book clubs, and teaching writing workshops. Her article, “Teens and Community in the Public Library: The Algebra of ‘Pack’” was
published in Nebraska Libraries - Volume 4, No. 2 (May 2016). She is the recipient of the 1989
Victor Contoski award for Poetry Interpretation.

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