Transcend Time by Michelle Madow Blog Tour

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I present to you, my stop for the Transcend Time Blog Tour!

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Michelle Madow

Series: Transcend Time Saga #1
Publication date: July 27th 2011
Genre: YA Time Travel
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Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England … but she doesn’t know it
yet.

Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie’s high school at the beginning of the year, and she
feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can’t stop thinking about him, but
whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear
that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a
boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of
the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his
arrival. So why can’t she get him out of her mind?

Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, fighting fate isn’t
going to be easy.

Vengeance
Michelle Madow

Series: Transcend Time Saga #2
Publication date: December 8th 2011
Genre: YA Time Travel
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How far would you go to get revenge?

When Chelsea Givens discovered that her ex-boyfriend Drew dumped her to be with her former
best friend Lizzie, she’d never felt so betrayed in her life. Then her new friend Shannon tells her
she can help set things right. Chelsea’s willing to listen, but what Shannon wants her to believe –
– that she shared a past life with Drew — is impossible. And what she wants her to do to get him
back … well, it’s downright crazy.

Could Shannon be telling the truth? And if she is, what lengths will Chelsea go if it means
making Lizzie pay?

Find out in Vengeance, the second part of the Transcend Time Saga.

Timeless
Michelle Madow

Series: Transcend Time Saga #3
Publication date: November 14th 2012
Genre: YA Time Travel
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IT’S A RACE AGAINST TIME.

In Remembrance, Lizzie and Drew changed the course of fate so they could be together.

In Vengeance, Chelsea set fate back on its original, deadly path.

Now, strange things keep happening to Lizzie. Things that are omens of darkness to come. A
curse has doomed her to die an early death, just as she did in her past life. To make matters
worse, even if she can figure out who cast the curse, it’s irreversible. There’s only one option left
for her to save herself. It’s crazier than anything she’s heard yet, and to do it, she’ll need Drew
and Chelsea’s help.

Because to make things right, they must go back to when it all began … and Lizzie discovers that
the final events in her past life were more sinister than she ever imagined.

Transcendence is available for free download here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/266571

About Michelle Madow:

In the fall of 2008, Michelle saw Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video for the firstMichelleAuthor

time. She thought up a story to go along with the video, and wrote the first chapter as
a homework assignment for class. Her classmates and teacher loved it so much that
they wanted to know what happened next, so Michelle continued writing, and that story
eventually became Remembrance, the first novel in the Transcend Time Saga. She’s so
happy to be able to share this series with you, and hopes you enjoy reading it as much as
she loved writing it!

Check out her website, http://www.michellemadow.com, to add her on Twitter, Facebook,
YouTube, and her many other social networking sites.

Michelle lives in Florida, and is hard at work writing more novels for young adults.

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The Undesirable by S. Celi Blog Tour

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Author Sara Celi has stopped by today with a guest post for The Undesirable Blog Tour!

Just Do It. Just Write.

Ever since I wrote The Undesirable, people have asked me how I did it–how I finished it. A lot of people have asked, and I alway struggle with the answer.

The fact is, I just did it. I had an idea in my head, I mulled over it for awhile, and then one day I sat down and started to write. One page became two, the then four, then ten.

And at some point, the idea took hold and I just couldn’t stop typing. Then I outlined the story–and at one point, I could almost see the story take shape. I felt compelled to keep writing as if something inside me was finally breaking loose. It sounds lofty, I know, but it’s pretty much exactly what happened. Once I started on a roll, I could not stop. What’s more–I didn’t want to, not even for one minute.

In the early fall of 2012, while in the middle of edits for the book, I attended a writing conference at Rose State College in Oklahoma City–a “writing short course” if you will. As he closed the course, Bill Bernhardt told everyone there that making writing a habit is one of the most important things to do during the creative process. He said the funny thing was (and I am paraphrasing here), working on something a little every day would make parts of the story come alive in other ways—like on a morning drive, or while washing dishes, or while doing the laundry. Pretty soon, he said, you’d start getting ideas and vision for the story from everywhere.

His advice is spot on.

So, in the end, that’s my advice, too. If you want to write a novel–just do it. Make a commitment, sit down, fire up the computer, and start. Write and write and write every day until 1000 words becomes 10,000 and then 40,000 and beyond. Resolve to do it–and then… just do it!

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Title: The Undesirable

Author: Sara Celi

Publisher: Lowe Interactive Media

Pages: 225

Book Description:

*This book is Mature YA/ New Adult. It is recommended for readers 14 and over.*

What if everything you knew turned out to be a lie?

Charlotte Walker knows how to live under the rule of The Party. She has managed for 18 years. She helps out her drunken mother and keeps life going at a familiar, steady pace. She doesn’t ask questions, even though she has many of them in her heart.

Fostino Sanchez knows how to live under the rule of The Party, too. For 19 years, he’s worked to be the perfect Party member. He knows what must be done to keep Maxwell Cooper in power, and how find the The Undesirables that threaten to take away everything that matters.

As the months go by, what matters most to Fostino is Charlotte Walker.

While their love blooms, danger comes to Charlotte and Fostino’s small hometown of Harrison Corners, OH. Threats they never knew existed could take away all that they care about. And just when these two teens think they know what will come next, Charlotte learns the truth about a secret she has long suspected.

What Charlotte finds out changes everything.

EVERYTHING.

THE UNDESIRABLE is Charlotte Walker’s story, from her point of view. It is a thrilling, suspenseful tale of love, curiosity, adversity, and maturity against the backdrop of a futuristic war.

Should Charlotte trust Fostino with what she knows? Can she trust anyone? Will she find it in herself to rise up against terrible odds? What if the ultimate Undesirable is her?

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New Orleans born Sara Celi has lived all over the United States. She calls the Greater Cincinnati area and the Queen City home.

She’s currently a TV reporter and anchor in Oklahoma City, and has spent more than a decade working in journalism. She graduated cum laude from Western Kentucky University in 2004.

Celi is also a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive.

The Undesirable is her debut novel.

In her spare time, she likes to read, shop, write, travel, run long distances, volunteer with the Junior League, and fundraise for Cooperative for Education, a non-profit providing educational opportunities for Guatemalan kids.

The Prophecy by Rachel Deagan Blog Tour

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I am happy to be part of The Prophecy book tour, as this sounds like a really good book! Full of suspense, action, humour and of course, love.  Set in an urban fantasy world, this books was released on february 8th 2013 and is set to be a great read. Below is the synopsis and a little bit about the author:

ProphecyThe Prophecy by Rachel Deagan  
Publication date: February 8th, 2013
Genre:YA Urban Fantasy/Science Fiction
“The cards tell me of the children of the stars.”Jacey thinks her life is worthless, when she finds herself in a psychiatric hospital after a failed attempt to end her life; her wounds miraculously healed. Devin, who claims to kill on touch, is also there. When Michael arrives, bearing telekinetic powers, he insists the government, and an even darker, more powerful force, wants them dead.In a desperate attempt to escape for their lives, the three teens find they must confront an even greater adversary, themselves – and with a prophecy forced upon them, they must find a way to accept their fate, or rebel together, as one.
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Rachel grew up in small town Massachusetts where she spent most of her time writing about strange paranormal creatures instead of paying attention in class. She has always been considered the ‘dreamy’ one with her head in the clouds. She now lives in Nevada with her two sons, a cat, and a rat named Sam.

 And now, the most interesting part! Three excerpts from the book and an interview with Rachel Deagan!

Excerpt 1

Trees swept by Devin as he ran. Their gangly tendrils grasped at his clothes, tearing scratches at his skin. He almost welcomed it. The ache to have physical contact with something, anything, burned as a residual longing deep inside of him, but that was what the men wanted. They knew his touch would kill, and he would not fall to that level.

It hurt, knowing he had to always stay away, but he refused to care. No one gave a crap about him anyway. The abuse and torture from Lament and his crew proved that was true, but they would not break him.

He would not become their weapon. They could go to hell.

The sound of footsteps moved behind him, and he quickened his pace, scrambling as best he could through the darkened branches. Sweat broke across his brow, and his lungs heaved for air. Even in the cool, night breeze, the gray tee shirt he wore clung to his chest, hot and damp. It had seemed like hours since he had broken free of Lament’s hell-hole prison of a lab, and he had no idea where he was headed. All he knew was that he had to run. He couldn’t live like that. He would not become a monster.

If only he could find a way to blend in and hide amongst the canopy of darkness, perhaps the idiots would pass him by unseen. Maybe he could be free.

He couldn’t go back. He would rather die.

Excerpt 2

Michael grabbed us both by the arms, as he bolted for the fully closed and barred window, which faced nothing but blacktop and honking cars below. “Don’t worry, we’ve got Jacey. Heal us, love.”

I didn’t have time to think about what that meant. He let go of me briefly as he extended his arm in front of him. The bars snapped and the glass exploded free from the pane in an array of pixilated fragments—colored jewels against the starry sky. “Close your eyes,” Michael said, as he took my arm, and leapt through.

Everything dropped away as I fell. Time had momentarily suspended, and the air around me hollered in my ears. In the distance I heard men yelling, and even the crack of a gunshot—at least it sounded like one—but that commotion was soon drowned out by the low hum of car engines and blasting horns. My senses caught up to me as I saw the pavement closing in.

I was going to die.

Tuck your chin and roll” Michael’s words sounded faint through the rush in my ears. “It’ll lessen the impact.”

A billion thoughts flushed through my mind faster than I would have thought humanly possible, the main one being: He’s insane. What’s the point?Even so, in a last-ditch effort to survive, I closed my eyes and bent my chin to my chest, just as the ground met me.

The bones in my upper back cracked with the impact, along with a stinging roar of pain. I felt my legs bounce, as I rolled out onto the blacktop. A buzz sounded in my head. I couldn’t move. The sound of a car skidding, its tires ripping with the smell of burnt rubber, shuddered through me, and then everything went white.

Excerpt 3

We need to head down to the lower floor. The crematorium is off of the cell block.” He rolled his emerald eyes at me, with a toying smirk. “Yeah, I know. Figures, huh?” He mock shivered. “Kudos to them on the ominous creepy. They should get a job in some underground Italian horror flick.”

I gently side-checked Michael with my elbow, giving him a mock glare. I couldn’t believe he was trying to find humor in this. Devin could be cooking alive right now.

What, you don’t find it funny?” he asked, and this time the weight of my gaze was real. Michael shook his head, tossing me a weak, sympathetic half smile. “Oh come on. We can’t let them get to us, Jacey, love. It’s how they win.”

I sighed. “No. I know. I just feel guilty.”

It’s okay, Jacey,” he said, bumping me back through his cloak in the arm. “It’s called surviving.” He paused and swallowed. “Devin would want that for you.”

He turned from me, before I could respond, hitting an elevator button on the side wall. I found the fact that they had elevators in this strange, alien place rather weird, but my focus stayed on Michael. He didn’t look at me until the sliding metal doors had opened and he slipped inside. Extending his arms in welcome, he grinned against the fluorescent lights. “Welcome to Instant Death. For those who may be pregnant or have severe motion sickness, please kindly step to the left so that you may die a horrible death in another way and not on this crazy, insane mission.” He grinned.

Did they hurt you?” I asked, my tone a bare slip from usual. .

Michael stared at me, his arms seemingly frozen in their outstretched pose, as if he didn’t even know how to respond.

Michael?” I asked, stepping into the elevator in front of him. The silver doors swished shut behind me, and the lights above our heads flickered.

Don’t ask me that.”

Interview with the author

Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?

No. I wanted to be an actress and an Olympic Equestrian Rider first. Funny thing is, in fourth grade I wrote my first ‘book’. It was about horses. Although, the equestrian dream has fizzled over the years, I do think my love of acting helps greatly in developing and feeling out the characters I write.

What authors inspire you?

As far as authors go, I love Cassandra Claire’s flare for characterization and storytelling. Although, I didn’t start reading her work until after my first book, Caged Moon, was into the editing phase. My original inspiration stemmed mostly from Maggie Steivater’s Shiver, Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely Series. Julie Kagawa, and her Iron Fey Series are definitely a favorite of mine now.

Is your family supportive of your writing?

Yes, once my parents realized the seriousness of my writing, they became some of my most forefront advocates. My boys two little boys are also probably my best cheer squad.

Does your characters talk to you when you’re writing?

All the time. They never shut up and sometimes we even argue when they want to go in a direction that I hadn’t planned. The happened numerous times over the course of writing, The Prophecy.  They told me to throw out my book outline numerous times. I finally gave up on that. 😉

Do you like it quiet or do you need noise when you write?

It honestly depends on my mood.  Sometimes it’s hard for me to focus with music on, because I end up listening to it instead of zoning in on the writing, but sometimes it helps set the mood if I can put into the ‘background’ and focus. It can aid the emotional mood of a scene. If I do have music on, it’s usually non-vocal thematic music from movies.

Are you currently writing anything?

Yes! The Prophecy is the first book of a series. There is a book two in the works. I’m also finishing up Book two to my Caged Moon Series, which will be out shortly. Right now, we’re looking at an early April release date.

What do you do when you’re not writing?
I have two little boys that keep me pretty busy, but when I do find time to myself, I always enjoy watching a good movie/tv show. I’m hooked on The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural. I also love reading, and have recently taken up Zumba.

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P.S. The giveaway is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours, and not by me. I’m just spreading the word, as part of the book tour.