Book review: Nemesis by Anna Banks

Book review: Nemesis by Anna Banks

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**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

4 ½ stars

Being an undercover princess on the run from your family can be difficult – but being all those things PLUS being beautiful and having a major secret practically makes you a target for bad things happening.  Sepora is the last known Forger – her body creates and expels spectorium, a priceless liquid that can be made into materials for building, used in creating power, as well as a number of other things that make life run more smoothly.  But she’s tired of Forging for her father, the King of Serubel, who keeps her locked away from everyone so they don’t know she is the source of the precious substance.  And when she threatens to stop Forging for him, he locks her away in the dungeon – but her mother takes pity on her and assists her in escaping, while faking her death.  She doesn’t care where she’s able to run to, as long as it away from her power hungry father.  So she runs…

Being a prince not ready for his time to rule, but forced to be prepared upon his father’s untimely death from a mystery disease that kills with utter swiftness and is making its way through the kingdom of Theoria – hitting both old and young, male and female alike.  For Tarik, the now King of Theoria, his main concern is finding a cure for what is now called the Quiet Plague, and when Sepora ends up captured, sold into his harem, and demands to speak with him – from the moment he meets her realizes she is special in some way.  While he doesn’t realize her to be the presumed dead Princess of Serbel, he also knows that there is something about her – from the way she speaks to him, to the way she treats others.  That is partly due to the fact that Tarik is a Lingot, meaning her can distinguish a truth from a lie, and while Sepora learns how to speak with the intent of truth-telling, Tarik knows that while she is very special, she’s had a hard yet pampered path.  Throughout their trials together, the two begin to feel things for each other – but the fact that Tarik must marry a royal, but will love her is not something Sepora is willing to live with.  And while it’s found out that spectorium is at least a temporary fix for those with the Quiet Plague, never fully trusting Tarik and his intent leads Sepora on an emotional journey – one that could end up leading her right back into danger.  But it’s not a clear matter of right or wrong for Sepora, but rather of what is right for HER – meaning she makes a promise that no one will use her for her Forging powers, unless she deems them worth of such a gift (as she’s been used for it by her father for so long who does not use it for good most of the time).

While I’m not usually into more “historical” pieces (the whole story had a pharaoh mixed with the Middle Ages type feel), I loved everything about who Sepora was and the courage she had to find and make a new life for herself.  She was tough, intelligent, but still full of grace and clever words – enough so to make her way from runaway young lady, to captive, to the King’s harem, to the King’s Advisor’s attendant.  And Tarik, while smart, strong, and handsome, he still knows nothing when it comes to matters of the heart – but he wants to do right by his kingdom and its people, even if that means marrying a women he does not love – when the one he eventually does is in front of his face.  I thought the story was brilliantly written in a split POV between Sepora and Tarik, and their perspectives were important to the entire book.  I know Ms. Banks must have some amazing words up her sleeve to try to outdo the first part of Sepora and Tarik’s story, but I will try to keep my hopes low so she can blow me away once again!

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Book review: Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn

Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn

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**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

4 ½ stars

This book picks up 10 years after Callie plunged the needle into her chest, all the in the name of keeping her “little” sister (whom is really her twin that was just implanted into her mother ten years after Callie was born), Jessa, from the horrible fate that she sees in her future.  In a world full of knowing the future and future visions of what life will be like for their society, a then 16 year old Callie thought she was salvaging a childhood for the then six year old Jessa – as well as the rest of the world by killing herself.  As part of a “send/receive” team, as twins, Callie believes that it will break the cycle and keep Jessa and their mother safe.  Even if it leaves them broken hearted – along with Callie’s boyfriend Logan and several others that had come to know Callie at Harmony, a safe community outside of Eden City that is for those gifted with talents.

But the now 16 year old Jessa is left feeling like the wrong sister died ten years ago – that it should have been her instead of Callie.  Because of this, she tends to act out against the Committee of Agencies, or ComA.  Her latest stunt is to release all the lab rats from the lab within ComA – which just so happens to be for an experiment for a boy her age, Tanner Callahan, whom is a ward of ComA as his parents were killed in an accident when he was six.  And when Jessa gets bite by one of the rats, she becomes infected with a strange, unknown ability.  At this point, Jessa feels it necessary to find out from Tanner just what she has been infected with, but the first meeting doesn’t go quite as Jessa expected.  So when they start running into each other more and more, their friendship grows beyond just young scientist and juvenile delinquent …they become friends that share about their difficult childhoods, and beyond to possibly more – neither one is quite sure what to think of the other’s allegiance.  And when Jessa finds out that Tanner is keeping a secret so major, it could literally change not only her whole life, but that of their entire worlds, it shakes Jessa to the core.  But with additional digging into this new development, along with Chairwomen Dresden – the evil head of ComA and Tanner’s boss – Jessa finds a new reason to keep going, she knows she’s there is more worth finding.  And with Tanner, her mother, and her other friends from Harmony, she knows that with love, anything can be done, even if it is a matter of life and death.

While I vastly enjoyed Callie’s story, I think I almost found Jessa’s story a little more enjoyable/ informative.  I learned a lot more about Callie’s story through Jessa’s story, 10 years later.  It amazes me how strong and smart both girls are – even more so seeing as they are twins – but they are different in one simple way…they each think the other will better serve the future than the other.  This surprised me in ways I didn’t think possible.  They are both very giving, loving, courageous, and smart, but it’s their love for each other – for their twin – that makes that strength shine so true in both of their stories.  I simply can’t WAIT to see what happens when their stories really collide in the next book – they are both older and more mature, so I could totally see a multiple POV tale in store for the Stone girls!

Rite of Revelation (Acceptance Book 2) by Sarah Negovetich

 Rite of Revelation (Acceptance Book 2) by Sarah Negovetich

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**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

4 stars

When Rebecca and Daniel decided to come forward with the truth about the Acceptance ceremony and how the Cardinal only uses it weed out those that don’t fit mold of the perfect citizens – to try and create a perfect society – they never foresaw the lack of change.  But they did expect for the Cardinal to want to punish them for their disobedience.  For Rebecca, that meant a “public” apology via a new video saying that she way wrong – while Daniel was severely beaten and used as leverage to force Rebecca to read the prepared speech.  But Eric the prisoner turned guard that Rebecca had convinced herself she could be happy with as long as she was free during the beginning of their time together in the PIT – back before he betrayed her and her friends escape attempt that ended up leaving one of them dead – comes in to Rebecca and Daniel’s rescue.  The three are able to escape the PIT, along with Eric’s sister Elizabeth, Daniel’s sister Patrice, Constance, and her husband Thomas.  The road to freedom isn’t an easy one for the group – especially as the Cardinal has it bad for punishing Rebecca for her stunt while in the PIT.

When everything they have ever been taught comes into question and they end up meeting up with actual settlers that have been able to live outside the Territories for years without the Cardinal’s “protection”, the group is in awe.  They begin to cultivate new friendships and start feeling like they belong somewhere.  However, when a member of their village becomes deathly ill, Rebecca sees it as her penance for so many people dying in the PIT after her escape to get the medication needed to help – even if it means she has to personally go back to the Territories to find it.  While no one thinks it safe for her to go herself, she makes sure that no stone is unturned while searching for the rare medication – even heading to a neighboring village with whom they have unresolved issues with to find it.  With much toil and pain, while they finally do find the medication, it ends up all for not as their friend was too far gone in her sickness and her illness ends up claiming her life.  And not only is the village faced with the loss of a cherished member, it is also discovered that the Cardinal has started sending out troops out to look for Rebecca specifically.  With all her guilt still brewing over those that have fallen due to helping her, Rebecca is first in line to run a rescue attempt when the same neighboring village with whom they are at turmoil with is attacked.  Life for Rebecca was never meant to be so difficult, but she is always first in line to help a fellow person in need.

I am still amazed at how strong Rebecca stays throughout her journey.  Even when life gives her lemons, she picks them up and throws them right back at it!  She is loyal, caring, genuine, and never backs down from a fight over those she cares about.  I just loved the first book, and this one certainly lived up to my expectations for the second book in the series.  Ms. Negovetich does a great job of showing that no matter the conditions, family isn’t where you live, or even the conditions in which you live, but HOW you live with those that you love and care about – something Rebecca is an expert at.  I am really looking forward to finding out more about the Cardinal and just who he is, and why he is the way he is…hopefully that will come in the next book (hint, hint)!

Nexis (A Tricksters Novel) by A.L. Davroe

Nexis (A Tricksters Novel) by A.L. Davroe

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**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

4 stars

For Ellani Drexel, one of the last remaining Naturals, or natural born people who has not had genetic modifications, living in the lustrous city of Evanescense just got more difficult – through her father, a brilliant mind and creator of the virtual-reality game called Nexis, she is now an Aristocracy.  Being a natural Aristocracy has its fair share of difficulty, but when her and her father are in an accident that leaves her father dead and her disfigured, Ella figures she has nothing left to live for.  Especially when she ends up basically trapped in her own home, with everyone thing she perished in the accident as well.  Ella’s only “escape” is when she begins to play the game her father created, Nexis, where she can be anyone or anything she wants to be – which includes being whole again, if even for the duration of the “game”.

When Ella befriends a young man, Guster, within Nexis – she begins to hope for a “normal” life, even if it is within a game.  Guster introduces her to several others that have the “Trickster” marks – a spider, fox, coyote, crow, and rabbit.  Together they will be able to accomplish the unthinkable – entering the Anansi Chamber…no one knows the significance, only that the Oracle has deemed them as worthy to enter and crack the code to the Nexis world.  But it comes with a price, one that may be too much for Ella to pay – even if it is only a virtual game, the consequences of the Tricksters actions may be more then they can pay in their real lives.  Can Ella’s coding skills really get them past, or make them suffer?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story.  While it was broken into several “mini-chapters” while Ella goes between the game of Nexis and real-time, in Evanescense, it was great how Ms. Devroe was able to make the reader connect with both sides of Ella’s life.  Ella becomes so engrossed in the game, that it almost becomes real to her – first loves, good friends, and a rebel with a good cause.  But it really spoke to me on an acceptance level – Ella’s life in the real world is not her own…being disfigured makes her ability to open up while in Nexis a true gift for not only her, but her fellow Tricksters.  While she is sad, lonely, and moping around while in her real life, she always has something to look forward to when she enters Nexis – her friends and Guster, who show her what acceptance really looks like…something she has yearned for her whole life.  I think she makes tremendous progress throughout the story, but will rise and be someone the world can look up to in the next book.

Tarnished by Kate Jarvik Birch

Tarnished by Kate Jarvik Birch **I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review** 4 stars! When 16 year old “Domestic companion” Ella, a genetically modified and glorified Pet, is separated from her … Continue reading

Spark Rising by Kate Corcino

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Spark Rising by Kate Corcino

**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

4 ½ stars!

When Lena Gracey welcomed Alex Reyes into her “home” – an old, abandoned gas station that she has made her own – she never thought how drastically he could really change her life.  To her, he was just another customer that needed to utilize her “Spark” – her ability to talk to the Dust and bend it to her will.  But seeing as Lena shouldn’t exist, she has to be careful about whom she welcomes into her home – and she should be extra careful of Alex.  Especially seeing as he is secretly an undercover agent from the city of Azcon – to the Council of Nine that oversees everything, even if it’s illegal or unlawful.  But seeing as she’s a woman, a Spark, and she’s been able to hide herself for the last twenty years, it’s about time for Lena’s number to be up – and Alex will be exactly the man to serve her with it.  Except Alex is not who he seems to be…while he works for the Councilor Three (who oversees the third district), he has also been working with a secret organization along with the School of Wards (where little Sparks come to learn how to use their big Sparks) to bring down the Council.  Alex and his counterpart Thomas don’t like how the Sparks are treated and how they are exploited for their abilities.  And they believe that Lena is the beginning of that change – but getting her to trust them is the tricky part.

However, when Lena ends up seeing how terrible the Council truly is, and upon their part in her mother’s death – right in front of her – she ends up with no choice but to trust the one person she was deceived by from the start, Agent Alex Reyes.  She knows that she has been discovered and rather than run and hid, Lena chooses to stay and fight – or rather to stay with Alex, Thomas, and their school, learning how to harness her gift and starts teaching some of the others how to do things they never dreamed of, such as healing injuries, causing momentary paralysis, and how to kill without touching a hair on their heads.  As her relationship with Alex reaching a pinnacle and pivotal point, just in time for a huge mission that will make or break their current agency, the two don’t know whether they should hold tight to each other or push each other as far away as possible.  But their decision could very well be the make or break it mark for their mission and their agency.

All I can say is BOOM – the Spark. Goes. Boom!  I LOVED how strong and intelligent Lena was – she was a power house from the first page.  And Alex is strong, smart, and he tries his best for his fellow Sparks.  He truly wants what is best for the Sparks, even if it means his life is on the line.  And when the two strong personalities come together, that Spark is bound to combust.  They have a common goal, a common thought process, and are perfect for each other, but just feel the need to continue to put others first, before their own feelings.  While some of the dialog was slightly confusing in some places (particularly where the characters are “talking to themselves”), I found the story completely interesting and I was totally engrossed from the beginning to the end.  I think the story was imaginative, creative, and a great example of a stellar sc-fi/ paranormal genre book.  I am looking forward to seeing what else is come in Lena and Alex’s “Spark” of a story!

The Ruins by TH Hernandez cover reveal

The Ruins by TH Hernandez cover reveal

We’re having a cover reveal for TH Hernandez’s The Ruins! We are so excited about this new dystopian YA from TH, and today, in addition to the cover, TH is sharing an exclusive excerpt with us!! Check it all out!! 🙂

The Ruins (The Union Series _2) by T.H. Hernandez

Title: The Ruins

Author: T.H. Hernandez

Release Day: June 16, 2015

Synopsis

Heartbroken, grief-stricken, and wracked with guilt, seventeen-year-old Evan Taylor returned to the Union, leaving behind the boy she loved.

Now, she and her friends must find a way to do the impossible – warn the citizens of the Union about an impending rebel attack without alerting the government and risking retaliation against her friends in the Ruins.

When every move Evan makes is thwarted, it soon becomes clear she’s being watched. Faced with a daily fight to stay one step ahead of her pursuers, she returns to the Ruins. But life in the Ruins has its own dangers, and soon she’s fighting a different battle – to stay alive long enough to discover the truth.

THE RUINS is the second book in THE UNION series, a young adult romantic adventure set in the near future.

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Author Bio:

Author T.H. HernandezWhen not visiting the imaginary worlds inside my head, I live in San Diego, California, with one husband, three children, two cats, and one dog. In addition to my day job as a technical writer and editor, I write young adult fiction. I love the intensity of teen emotions and the way they’re still figuring out life. When I’m not writing, you can find me with my nose in a book, hanging out with family and friends, hiking, or knitting. I’m obsessed with Facebook, young adult novels, bad lip reading videos, pumpkin spice lattes, microbrewed beers, and the San Diego Chargers.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

Lisa opens the door still in her pajama pants and a tank top. Jack’s behind her in nothing but a pair of sweatpants. I raise an eyebrow in silent judgment. How could she have Jack spend the night with Colin here?

“Where’s Colin?” she asks, looking past me.

“What do you mean, where’s Colin? Isn’t he here?”

“No. He never came home last night. I thought he was with you.”

“You were with me.”

“No, I mean after we separated. I figured he showed up at your place.” Her cheeks turn bright red.

“You’ve got to be kidding me.” My hands ball into fists of anger at my sides. “You can’t really be that…” I bite off the words. It’s not my place to share how Colin feels about her.

“He probably left with one of those girls we saw him with,” she says.

I push into her apartment and find Colin’s duffel bag on the floor where it’s been since he began camping out on her couch last week. “So, he just blew off his train?”

“Maybe,” she shrugs.

“Not likely,” I say, stalking back outside, unease gnawing through my stomach. If all this other shit wasn’t going on, I could chalk it up to Colin getting laid, but I can’t shake the feeling something isn’t right. I’m halfway to Bryce’s before I realize that’s where I’m headed. Hopefully he takes me seriously.

My fast walk turns into a jog as I cover the remaining three blocks and two flights of stairs down to the apartment he shares with Jack. I’ve only been here once before, but I think I remember which one it is. I lift my hand and knock on the pale blue door then pace the small empty concrete porch. Thirty seconds pass before I knock again, louder and longer this time. Still no answer. I’m beginning to think he’s not here when the lock clicks and the door cracks open.

Bryce swings the door wider, and my eyes zero in on a bare chest. My gaze drifts from his firm abs and pecs up to meet a pair of gray eyes, squinted against the morning light. Confusion fills his features as he stares at me.

“Colin didn’t come home last night,” I blurt out, my voice breaking.

His gaze rests on my face for a moment before circling the room, reminding me we’re being monitored. “I’m sure he’s fine, but let me get dressed, and we’ll look for him.”

Stepping inside, I close the door and bounce on the balls of my feet while I wait for him. The place is decorated in neo-classic guy. A fireplace and hearth runs the length of the front of the apartment, and opposite that is a solid glass wall overlooking a weedy, overgrown garden. The limited furniture is a jumble of chairs, a couch, and a couple of mismatched tables littered with empty beer bottles.

Bryce dresses in record time and takes my hand, pulling me outside. He leads the way to the depot to catch a train back to the nightclub. “I want to retrace his steps after we left,” he says. “He might’ve just found some company for the evening.”

“That’s what Lisa said, but I think there’s more to it.”

“It’s no secret how he feels about Lisa. He might’ve just wanted to get away for the night.”

“But his bag is still at her place. He would’ve had to come get it before catching his train.”

The nightclub is deserted with the exception of a handful of staff still cleaning up. Bryce walks up to a lanky guy pushing a broom. “Can I talk to the manager?”

A woman in her mid-thirties approaches us a few minutes later, wiping her hands on an apron. She sweeps a chunk of blond hair out of her face with the back of her wrist. “Can I help you?”

“Yeah, I’m Detective Cooper,” Bryce says, flashing his credentials. “We’re looking for a friend. He was here with us last night, but we’re not sure what happened to him.”

She glances between me and Bryce. “Did something happen to him?”

“That’s what we’re trying to find out. Can we take a look at the security feed from last night?”

“Sure,” she says, inclining her head. “Come on back.”

We follow her past the bar and into a small office beyond the kitchen. “Here,” she says, indicating a chair in front of a display screen.

Bryce sits and she shows him how to move through the video files. Bryce locates the one time-stamped from when we were here and forwards through frame-by-frame. I see us leaving for the night and Colin dancing with the girls, getting another drink, dancing some more, then about an hour later, Colin walks toward the exit alone. A guy in a sweatshirt, hood pulled up, hands shoved into his jeans pockets, approaches Colin. They appear to exchange words. Colin nods before following the guy out the front door.

“What the hell?” I ask. “Who was that guy?” Terror sweeps through me, turning my blood to ice. “And where the hell is Colin?”

“I don’t know,” Bryce says, reaching over to squeeze my hand. “But we’ll find him, I promise.”

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Illustrator Mark SgarbossaMark Sgarbossa is an award-winning artist from San Diego, California. A partial list of his clients include Jason Mraz, Target Stores, Tony Hawk, Franz Ferdinand, Major League Baseball, San Diego State University, Snowboarder Magazine, 3 Doors Down, and AC/DC.

In addition to art, Mark is a talented musician. He played rhythm guitar and sang vocals in the indie band The Shirlies as well as playing synth and singing in the live electro duo ROTATOR.

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Prodigal/Riven Trailer Reveal by Tyler H. Jolley and Sherry D. Ficklin

Welcome (back) to the TIME WAR…

Books 2 & 3 of the best selling Lost Imperials series

Releasing 5/5/15

from Clean Teen Publishing

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Individual digital editions will be available everywhere e-books are sold.

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Exciting news! Prodigal and Riven will be available in 2 special combined print editions!

Barnes & Noble and other retailers will feature a standard combined print edition:

Ebook_COMBINED_TheLostImperialsand Amazon.com will offer an exclusive flip book print edition!

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PRODIGAL:

STEIN has been with the Hollows for as long as she can remember. Taken as a child, she has no memories of her past, and that’s always been fine by her. Until the day she stumbles across a hidden journal containing the devastating truth about her paternity. Now everything she thought she knew, and everyone she thought she could trust, has changed. The truth about who she is and where she came from is a secret so deep, it will rock the Hollows and the Tesla Institute alike.

RIVEN:

ETHAN is left with a serious problem after what should have been a routine mission. He’s fractured, a break between mind and body that leaves him at the mercy of his Rifter abilities, which are quickly tearing him apart. He will have to trust the only person who might know how to fix him, a mysterious Rifter named Stewart Stills, who seems to have a special connection with the time stream.

Click here to see the Prodigal/Riven Trailer Reveal!

Want to know more about The Lost Imperials Series? Check out below:

In a battle for control of the time stream, the past and the future will collide, either saving mankind, or destroying it.

The Tesla Institute stands on one side of the battle. Controlled by the mind of one of the greatest inventors in history, the Institute recruits gifted, young time travelers called Rifters. Those who survive his training are sent into history with the mission to preserve the time stream, recruit more of their kind, and better humanity through subtle, controlled event manipulation.

Standing in the way are the Hollows, a rogue group of Rifters who have vowed to put an end to the Tesla Institute, at all costs. They steal, cheat, and bend history to their own ends. Using children stolen from time as their personal armies, they fight not only for control of time itself, but also for self-preservation.

 

You can find, EXTRACTED, book 1 of The Lost Imperials everywhere books are sold.

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Upcoming release: Unforgettable (Talented Saga #4.5) by Sophie Davis

Unforgettable (Talented Saga #4.5) by Sophie Davis

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Book Name: Unforgettable

Author: Sophie Davis

Release date: March 3rd, 2015

ISBN: 9781310595851

Genre:  Young Adult Paranormal / Dystopian Romance

Formats:  eBook & Paperback

Blurb:

When Talia and Erik leave Washington after UNITED’s attack on TOXIC, they have no idea that the war has just begun.  The Talented are about to lose their citizenry, their status, their entire lives.

With the Creation drug wreaking havoc on Erik, the couple relocates to Eden – an island community of Talented refugees from around the globe. Though it’s supposed to be paradise for the residents, where they can live without fear or containment, Eden turns out to be anything but.

Before the duo strikes out to save their brethren, they must first help an old ally who’s proven to be an enemy in the past. But what consequences will they face for doing so? And what will happen when a ghost materializes with an ulterior agenda?

New alliances will form. Truths will be revealed. And the lives of all of the Talented will be forever changed.

It’s go time.

*Unforgettable is a novel between novels- the time between Created and Inescapable from the voice that you know and love: Talia’s*

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Other Novels: The Talented Saga: Talented, Hunted, Caged, Captivated, Created; The Kenly Chronicles: Exiled; The Nightmares Trilogy: Pawn; The Blind Barriers Trilogy: Fragile Facade, Platinum Prey

Upcoming Novels: The Talented Saga: Inescapable; The Blind Barriers Trilogy: Vacant Voices; The Nightmares Trilogy: Sacrifice, Checkmate

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Author Bio:

“Sophie Davis” is the pseudonym for two best friends, roommates, and now writing partners. The pair met at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law in 2005 and instantly bonded over their love of great books and bad horror movies. After they graduated, when one longed for the ability to read minds so she wouldn’t have to study for the bar exam, a Saga was born. When the Talented Saga went on to be an internationally bestselling series, the girls decided to throw caution to the wind and follow their shared life-long dream of being writers.

The duo currently lives in Washington, D.C. with a poodle and a rescued mutt. The pups are their faithful companions—with frequent social media appearances—as the girls navigate the world of Indie Publishing.

For more information, visit www.SophieDavisBooks.com