Friday, June 6, 2014

Celebrating a few blog buddies' books

This week I am celebrating the release party of my blog buddy  Tyrean Martinson’s Champion In Flight. Congratulations to Tyrean!

As part of the release, Tyrean asked us this:

What's your favorite way to fly? Dragonback? Griffin? Giant Eagle? 747? Space Shuttle? Millennium Falcon? Enterprise? Or on a bike with E.T.?

My favourite way to fly is plane. Bus travel gives me motion sickness. I wouldn’t mind travelling on Dragonback. Maybe even a Space Shuttle.

Here is the info on Tyrean's latest:

Champion in Flight Blurb:

A year after she won the battle for Septily, Clara feels trapped in Skycliff by the Allied Council. As the last pieces of information about the Healing Caves fall into place, Clara is attacked by an assassin. Covert Drinaii mercenaries and the Council aren’t going to stop Clara from her quest to heal her broken blade. As Champion of Aramatir, she must act.
Meanwhile, in the joint kingdoms of Rrysorria and Wylandria, the youngest and still cursed swan prince despairs of ever being whole again. In a moment of anger and desperation, Liam discovers a blood link between him and a dark sorceress.

Clara won the battle for Septily, but her battle isn’t over.

Champion in Flight is the second book in The Champion Trilogy.


Author Bio:

Tyrean Martinson lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. Dragonfold and Other Adventures, and Light Reflections showcase her short stories and poetry. She is currently at work on the third novel of The Champion Trilogy: Champion’s Destiny.

As I was travelling I missed another good blog buddy’s book release on May 23rd. Cherie Reich’s YA Epic Fantasy novel Reborn, book one in The Fate Challenges series.

Here is the amazing blurb of Reborn.

To save a kingdom, a prophetess must challenge Fate.

On the day of Yssa’s death and rebirth, the god Apenth chose her as the Phoenix Prophetess.

Sea serpents and gods endanger the young prophetess’s journey and sour the omens. Yssa is cursed instead of blessed, and her duties at the Temple of Apenth prove it. She spends her days reading dusty scrolls, which does nothing to help her forget Tym, the boy back home. But the annoying yet gorgeous ferryman’s son Liam proves to be a distraction she can’t predict, even though he rarely leaves her alone for two sand grains.

Her boring temple life screeches to a halt when visions of her parents’ murders consume her. Yssa races across an ocean to stop the future. If she can’t change Fate, she’ll refuse to be the Phoenix Prophetess any longer. Fate, however, has other plans for her and the kingdom.

Yssa must either accept her destiny or fight to change Fate.

About Cherie

A self-proclaimed bookworm, Cherie Reich is a speculative fiction writer and library assistant living in Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her books include the horror collection Nightmare, a space fantasy novella collection titled Gravity, and the fantasy series The Foxwick Chronicles and The Fate Challenges. She is Vice President of Valley Writers and a member of the Virginia Writers Club and Untethered Realms.

Another blog buddy of mine  Stephanie Faris had her book cover release which also I missed as I was in Mumbai.

Her book, 25 Roses will be out in 2015.

Here is the short blurb.

Mia Hartley lives in the shadow of her older sister Kellie, who is nothing short of perfect. She's a popular high-schooler, serving as a cheerleader and homecoming attendant, while Mia is just an ordinary middle-schooler. Even at school, Mia feels as though she always blends into the background, as popular girls like Kaylee Hooper are always the focus of attention. No day is this more apparent than Valentine's Day. Each year, students at Mia's school send chocolate roses to other students, with the roses being handed out Valentine's Day morning. And each year, Mia watches the same group of students get roses, while everyone else is left out.

This year, things will be different. This year, Mia will make sure the students who never get roses are part of the fun, too.

I was super curious by the title of her first book 30 Days of No Gossip. I just couldn't wait to buy my copy. It has been published this year.

Can a middle school gossip queen change her ways, or will she lose her BFF for good? Find out in this M!X original novel.

Maddie Evans prides herself on being the gossip queen of Troy Middle School. She is the first person her classmates go to when they need the latest news on the ins-and-outs of TMS—and Maddie never disappoints.

Her best friend since birth, Vi, isn’t crazy about Maddie’s penchant for passing on rumors, but it’s never been an issue in their friendship. Until the day Maddie lets slip who Vi is crushing on—in front of her crush.

Vi is furious, and she confronts Maddie with an ultimatum: no gossip for 30 days, or twelve years of sisterhood goes down the drain.

Maddie agrees, but only a week into the challenge, she gets one of the juiciest pieces of gossip EVER—something that could affect the future of the school. Will she be able to keep her mouth shut and tame her ways? Or will she be left standing alone with no one to hear her stories?

Here is wishing Tyrean, Cherie and Stephanie loads of good luck and lots of publishing success from all of us. 

On another note, how do you all like to travel? Do you believe in Fate? What is your take on Gossip?


  1. All the best to Tyrean, Cherie and Stephanie. :-D

    I love air travel, believe in fate and hate gossip.

  2. These all look like very cool books. I smlled at the thought of riding on a Dragon's back. I love that scene in the film AVATOR when they're flying on the animals back. Would love to do that.

  3. The gossip book seems very interesting - something draws me right into it! The other descriptions are also good, will try to read them sometime :)

    Destination Infinity

  4. Congratulations to all the authors! You can keep your flying though, Tyrean. I'd rather stay on the ground.

  5. Good luck to all your blog buddies Rachna.

  6. Wow! Thanks for including my book in this line up of amazing writers, Rachna!
    Planes are good, but if our imaginations could take us anywhere, I think dragon back would be fun. :)

  7. I think dragonback would be a fun way to travel, but I'd like to be able to apparate somewhere, like in Harry Potter, the most.

    Congrats to Tyrean and Stephanie!

    Aww, thanks so much for mentioning Reborn, Rachna!

  8. Those are all good books! Nice to see so many of our blogging friends writing them!

  9. Congrats to them all! Just finished Reborn and it's fantastic. The rest also look great!

  10. 30 days of no gossip- interesting! Good luck to your fellow bloggers. Travelling is my greatest weakness.I learn a lot while travelling! The concept of fate is mysterious to me. "Gossip"... Well, sometimes they are juicy!

  11. I've seen these books around. I wish the authors much success.

  12. Wow!!! What a pleasant surprise. I'm just clicking around, reading my favorite blogs, and there my cover is! Thank you SO much for mentioning me. Hope your travels to Mumbai were as life-changing as they sound.

  13. I used to love to travel but not so much anymore. It seems I have so much to explore in my new home. As for gossip, we are all guilty of doing that, aren't we??

  14. Thirty Days of No Gossip sounds interesting!
    Bus travel gives me motion sickness too, and so does hill travel in any vehicle!

  15. 30 Days of No Gossip is exactly my cup of tea! Have downloaded it now.