30 June 2020

Spotlight - Sisters of Sword and Song

Sisters of Sword and Song
by Rebecca Ross 

What they say: From the author of The Queen’s Rising comes a thrilling YA stand-alone fantasy about the unbreakable bond between sisters. Perfect for fans of Ember in the Ashes, Sky in the Deep, and Court of Fives.

After eight long years, Evadne will finally be reunited with her older sister, Halcyon, who has been proudly serving in the queen’s army. But when Halcyon appears earlier than expected, Eva knows something has gone terribly wrong. Halcyon is on the run, hunted by her commander and charged with murder.

Though Halcyon’s life is spared during her trial, the punishment is heavy. And when Eva volunteers to serve part of Halcyon’s sentence, she’s determined to find out exactly what happened. But as Eva begins her sentence, she quickly learns that there are fates much worse than death.

More info


29 June 2020

Am Reading - Asking for a Friend

Asking for a Friend
by Kate Mallinder 

What they say: A feel-good YA story from the author of Summer of No Regrets about valuing the friends that value you. Agnes, Hattie and Jake travel on the school bus together but don't know each other well. They plan a week in Weston as a 'study break' before exams but none of them admit the real reasons they need to get away. Agnes must find her sister. Hattie can't bear being home now all her friends have ghosted her. And Jake is afraid he's ill and has absolutely no idea how to tell anyone. Thrown together, what will happen when the secrets start to spill out?

More info here!


28 June 2020

Book Spotlight - The Book of Lost Names

The Book of Lost Names 
by Kristin Harmel

What they say: Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel from the international bestselling author of the “epic and heart-wrenching World War II tale” (Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times bestselling author) The Winemaker’s Wife.

Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it’s an image of a book she hasn’t seen in sixty-five years—a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names.

The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II—an experience Eva remembers well—and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin’s Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don’t know where it came from—or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer—but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war?

As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed and Rémy disappears.

An engaging and evocative novel reminiscent of The Lost Girls of Paris and The Alice NetworkThe Book of Lost Names is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of bravery and love in the face of evil.


27 June 2020

Am Reading - The Red Scrolls of Magic

Reread time!

The Red Scrolls of Magic - The Eldest Curses #1
by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu 

What they say: From #1 New York Times bestseller Cassandra Clare and award-winner Wesley Chu comes the first book in a new series that follows High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood as they tour the world after the Mortal War. The Red Scrolls of Magic is a Shadowhunters novel.

All Magnus Bane wanted was a vacation—a lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter who against all odds is finally his boyfriend. But as soon as the pair settles in Paris, an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke.

Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage. As if it wasn’t bad enough that their romantic getaway has been sidetracked, demons are now dogging their every step, and it is becoming harder to tell friend from foe. As their quest for answers becomes increasingly dire, Magnus and Alec will have to trust each other more than ever—even if it means revealing the secrets they’ve both been keeping.


26 June 2020

Dead Pretty - Release and Review

Dead Pretty
by Samantha Towle

What they say: I'd once believed that nothing would equal the pain of losing my parents. 
I was wrong.
I had barely even begun to process their deaths when it started.
The love notes, flowers, gifts … all anonymously left on my porch.
Then, I opened my door to a dead bird.
At first, I thought it had died naturally.
I knew that wasn’t the case when I found my neighbor’s cat the next day.
Then, the murders started. 
The victims … women who looked eerily similar to me.
I had a stalker. A murderous one.
And I had no clue who he was. 
He never showed me his face. 
Not even when he carved his final message into me.
I survived that night. But my life was over. It had ended the moment Tobias Ripley’s infatuation with me began.
So, I changed my name and moved away.
Now, I live a life of solitude. I don’t make connections with anyone. 
Until Jack Canti walks into my life with his sharp eyes and easy smiles.
Only Jack isn’t the man he says he is. 
And when the murders start again, I’m left wondering if it’s a copycat. 
Or worse … 
What if Tobias wasn’t the real killer after all … and the murderer has been right here with me all along?

I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: I'm always mindful of spoilers in my reviews but it is particularly difficult to review Dead Pretty without giving anything away so excuse my vagueness. 

In this thriller we meet Audrey. Audrey struggles with anxiety, having escaped from a horrific past with stalker Tobias. It's working as a librarian where Audrey meets handsome stranger Jack. Jack brings intrigue, romance and passion into her life and a whole load of danger and drama.

I liked Audrey although she's very different from the usual Sam Towle heroine, but different seems to be a big part of the entire book. The title sent my mind down the zombie route for a while...

The romance is hot and very naughty *blushes*. I kept changing my mind about what was going to happen and who was to blame. The story actually reminded me of an episode of one of my favourite TV shows, but I won't name it as it could give away huge spoilers. The ending, holy moly!!!

Dead Pretty is a real change in genre and style for Towle and certainly wasn't what I was expecting but I really enjoyed the change and twists galore! Oh the psychological minefield!

4 Stars in my Sky!


25 June 2020

Paradise Rising - Book Blitz

Paradise Rising
by P.G. Shriver

The Gifted Ones, Book 1
Teen Superhero/YA Fantasy

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What they say: San Antonio, Texas. Thirteen-year-old Cheater isn’t sure how she ended up wanted for murder. Burdened with a power she doesn’t understand, that’s triggered by a creeping darkness she can’t remember, she’s both saved and taken lives. But when she makes a vigilante move to stop a mugging, she encounters a boy who might be the key to cracking the mystery of her strange gift.

Fifteen-year-old Jaz has survived too many tragedies to stay on the right side of the law. So when his small gang’s robbery gets interrupted by a teenaged fugitive, he’s perplexed by her act of heroism. And when he discovers they’re both connected to the same mysterious fairytale, he feels drawn to her quest for answers.

But with danger lurking around every corner and the police hot on their trail, they may not even make it past the city limits…

Can Cheater and Jaz discover why Fate linked them together before they land behind bars?

The Gifted Ones Paradise Rising is the captivating first book in The Gifted Ones pre-superhero fantasy series. If you like smart heroines, gritty settings, and stories of hope, then you’ll love PG Shriver’s emotional tale.

Author Spotlight:

P. G. Shriver is the best selling author of the #1 New Release of The Lonely Chair--second edition release June 7, 2019. She was born in Buena Park, California. She is the also the author of three young adult novels and the Texas Festivals picture book series featuring her reading puppet, Sally the Travelin' Saddle. P. G. has been writing since the age of seven when her poem won an opportunity for publication in the local newspaper. It was then that she discovered her writing affected people; it made them happy, sad, hopeful. Readers easily interpret her writing moods and fall for her strong characters.

Purchase Links:
Amazon Read FREE With Kindle Unlimited * B&N * IndieBound

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24 June 2020

Whatcha Reading Wednesday - Ragweed and Poppy

Ragweed and Poppy
by AVI

What they say: The first new book about Poppy in more than ten years, from Newbery Medal-winning author Avi with illustrations throughout by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Brian Floca.

How did Ragweed and Poppy meet and become friends? This book tells their hilarious story! Adventurous golden mouse Ragweed is on a freight train leaving the city of Amperville. On his journey he meets Lotar, a young, annoying, and lost raccoon who’s desperate to reunite with his mother. Though Ragweed doesn’t really want to help the raccoon, by doing so he winds up in Dimwood Forest.

Ragweed is now ready to strike off on his own, but it’s not long before he hears a cry for help. Following the sound of the voice, he finds a cage with a deer mouse trapped inside. When he asks the mouse’s name, she replies, “Poppy.”

The way Ragweed comes to Poppy's aid, and how Poppy comes to his, is how their rousing and fateful friendship begins. As for that annoying raccoon, he keeps getting in the way.

Fans of animal stories and especially of the beloved previous books in the Poppy series will love Ragweed and Poppy! 

Released 9th June 2020

23 June 2020

Am Reading - Cursed

by Thomas Wheeler & illustrated by Frank Miller

What they say: The Lady of the Lake is the true hero in this cinematic twist on the tale of King Arthur created by Thomas Wheeler and legendary artist, producer, and director Frank Miller (300, Batman: The Dark Night Returns, Sin City). Featuring 8 full color and 30 black-and-white pieces of original artwork by Frank Miller. 

Whosoever wields the Sword of Power shall be the one true King.

But what if the Sword has chosen a Queen?

Nimue grew up an outcast. Her connection to dark magic made her something to be feared in her Druid village, and that made her desperate to leave…

That is, until her entire village is slaughtered by Red Paladins, and Nimue’s fate is forever altered. Charged by her dying mother to reunite an ancient sword with a legendary sorcerer, Nimue is now her people’s only hope. Her mission leaves little room for revenge, but the growing power within her can think of little else.

Nimue teams up with a charming mercenary named Arthur and refugee Fey Folk from across England. She wields a sword meant for the one true king, battling paladins and the armies of a corrupt king. She struggles to unite her people, avenge her family, and discover the truth about her destiny.

But perhaps the one thing that can change Destiny itself is found at the edge of a blade. 


22 June 2020

Coming Soon - Facing the Sun

Facing the Sun
by Janice Lynn Mather

What they say: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets The Education of Margot Sanchez in this Caribbean-set story about four friends who experience unexpected changes in their lives during the summer when a hotel developer purchases their community’s beloved beach.

Change is coming to Pinder Street…

Eve is the rock in her family of seven, the one they always depend on. But when her dad is diagnosed with cancer, she wants nothing more than to trade her worries for some red lipstick and a carefree night.

Faith is the dancer all the boys want, but she only has eyes for the one she can’t have. Only thing is, all the flirting in the world can’t distract her from her broken home life...or the secrets that she hides.

KeeKee is the poet who won’t follow the rules, not even to please her estranged father. But after a horrible betrayal, she’ll have to choose between being right and losing everyone she loves.

Nia is the prisoner longing to escape her overprotective mother. A summer art program might be her ticket to freedom, yet it comes with a terrible price—and the risk may not be worth the reward.

Ready or not, it’s time for these four friends to face the sun. 

Due for release August 2020 (US)

21 June 2020

Coming Soon - The Black Kids

The Black Kids
by Christina Hammonds Reed

What they say: Perfect for fans of The Hate U Give, this unforgettable coming-of-age debut novel explores issues of race, class, and violence through the eyes of a wealthy black teenager whose family gets caught in the vortex of the 1992 Rodney King Riots.

Los Angeles, 1992

Ashley Bennett and her friends are living the charmed life. It’s the end of senior year and they’re spending more time at the beach than in the classroom. They can already feel the sunny days and endless possibilities of summer.

Everything changes one afternoon in April, when four LAPD officers are acquitted after beating a black man named Rodney King half to death. Suddenly, Ashley’s not just one of the girls. She’s one of the black kids.

As violent protests engulf LA and the city burns, Ashley tries to continue on as if life were normal. Even as her self-destructive sister gets dangerously involved in the riots. Even as the model black family façade her wealthy and prominent parents have built starts to crumble. Even as her best friends help spread a rumor that could completely derail the future of her classmate and fellow black kid, LaShawn Johnson.

With her world splintering around her, Ashley, along with the rest of LA, is left to question who is the us? And who is the them?

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20 June 2020

Book Spotlight - At the Edge of the Universe

At the Edge of the Universe
by Shaun David Hutchinson

What they say: Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since second grade, and boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping their small town—and then Tommy vanished.

More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone except Ozzie.

Ozzie doesn’t know how to navigate life without Tommy, and soon suspects that something else is going on: that the universe is shrinking.

When Ozzie is paired up with new student Calvin on a physics project, he begins to wonder if Calvin could somehow be involved. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is for him to deny the feelings developing between them, even if he still loves Tommy.

But Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy–that once the door closes, it can’t be opened again. And he’s determined to keep it open as long as possible.

Released 2017


19 June 2020

Cover Love - The Court of Miracles

I love this cover, it's gorgeous! A picture really does speak a thousand words!

The Court of Miracles
by Kester Grant

What they say: Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's criminal underground in the wake of the French Revolution.

In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina's life is midnight robberies, avoiding her father's fists, and watching over her naïve adopted sister, Cosette (Ettie). When Ettie attracts the eye of the Tiger--the ruthless lord of the Guild of Flesh--Nina is caught in a desperate race to keep the younger girl safe. Her vow takes her from the city's dark underbelly to the glittering court of Louis XVII. And it also forces Nina to make a terrible choice--protect Ettie and set off a brutal war between the guilds, or forever lose her sister to the Tiger. 


18 June 2020

Thorn - Review

Thorn - Dauntless Path #1
by Intisar Khanani

What they say: For Princess Alyrra, choice is a luxury she's never had ... until she's betrayed.

Princess Alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family's cruelty and the court's contempt, she has spent her life in the shadows. Forced to marry a powerful foreign prince, Alyrra embarks on a journey to meet her betrothed with little hope for a better future.

But powerful men have powerful enemies--and now, so does Alyrra. Betrayed during a magical attack, her identity is switched with another woman's, giving Alyrra the first choice she's ever had: to start a new life for herself or fight for a prince she's never met. But Alyrra soon finds that Prince Kestrin is not at all what she expected. While walking away will cost Kestrin his life, returning to the court may cost Alyrra her own. As Alyrra is coming to realize, sometime the hardest choice means learning to trust herself.

Thorn will be re-released by HarperTeen.

What I say: I didn't read Thorn when it was first published but I really enjoyed reading the rereleased Harper Teen edition. 

I have to admit I've read a lot of YA fantasy stories recently where the main character has been difficult to like, but thankfully there's something awkwardly charming about Alyrra, the reluctant princess. The story itself is a retelling of the Goose Girl. Don't worry, if you haven't read it I won't spoil either story for you.

Alyrra has suffered at the hands of a family who are supposed to support and love her. As a princess she's seen as a burden and her only role is to be married off to form an alliance with another kingdom. As a result, she's weary of royalty and is distrustful of those in positions of power. A series of events sees Alyrra find a newfound freedom and a different role. From princess to goose girl she is caring, fierce and determined in both roles. I found her believable and relatable and wanted her to find her true place in the world. There are a lot of secret reveals and betrayals throughout the story so be prepared for twists.

One of my favourite elements was the unusual romance. Alyrra is not sure of her feelings for Kestrin but she respects and admires him and what he stands her. He defies her expectations and can see her when others cannot. I liked the slow burn and sense of camaraderie between them.

The secondary characters are well written and developed. They really bring something to the story and enrich the world building to the point I found myself immersed in the narrative.

4.5 Stars in my Sky!


17 June 2020

Whatcha Reading Wednesday - All Welcome Here

All Welcome Here
by James Preller

What they say: With gorgeous multimedia paintings-and-collages by acclaimed artist Mary GrandPre, James Preller's All Welcome Here promises to be an evergreen gift picture book for children about to take the big leap into their first days of school.

The bus door swishes
Open, an invitation.
Someone is not sure . . .

The first day of school and all its excitement, challenges, and yes, anxieties, are celebrated here in connected haiku poems. A diverse cast of characters all start--and finish--their first days of school, and have experiences that all children will relate to.

Released 16th June


16 June 2020

Coming Soon - Crush

Ooh look what's due for release in Sept 2020! YA goodness!!

Crush - Crave #2
by Tracy Wolff

What they say: Jaxon and Grace’s story continues in New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff’s captivating sequel to Crave.

I’m in the fight of my life. For my humanity. For Jaxon. And for the world I’ve only just begun to be a part of. I’m all in, even if saving the people I love means I risk losing myself forever.


15 June 2020

Spotlight - Where There Be Humans

Where There Be Humans
by Rebekah L. Purdy

What they say: Sixteen-year-old Ivy Archer is arguably the best warrior-in-training Gob Hollow has ever seen. Yet everyone—except her best friend she suddenly has other feelings for—looks down on her because she's only half goblin, with no idea what the other half is. She’s always suspected it might be human.

But humans, she’s been told, aren’t real. They’re only creatures of myth.

When the prince of their kingdom is taken for ransom, it’s Ivy's big chance to prove her worth. And when she learns his captors are human, the rescue mission becomes personal. The stories were clearly wrong, and now she has a chance to find the truth about her lineage, as well. If she survives…

With a small band of warriors at her command, including her best friend turned crush that’s getting harder to hide, Ivy sets out to find the prince and her human family. But the answers lie within secrets and conspiracies that run far deeper than she ever imagined.

Published 1st June 2020


14 June 2020

Spotlight - Fractures

Fractures - Echoes #2
by Alice Reeds

What they say: They survived a plane crash.
They survived life on a deserted island.
They survived being hunted.
Now they must survive the truth—they are not who they think they are.

One minute they’re in Poland, subjected to gruesome tests they keep failing. No friends to support them. No family to claim them. No hope of ever living a normal life again.

Then suddenly, they’re trapped on an abandoned freighter in the middle of the ocean and forced to fight for survival. No food. No drinkable water. No way to get home. And strange memories of another life they don’t understand.

But how can they be living two separate lives, trapped in two separate places, at the same time? They’ll have to find the connection and uncover secrets that someone went to great lengths to keep hidden...if they’re going to survive long enough to find out who is behind it all.


13 June 2020

New Release - Again Again

Again Again
by E. Lockhart

What they say: In this novel full of surprises from the New York Timesbestselling author of We Were Liars and Genuine Fraud, E. Lockhart ups the ante with an inventive and romantic story about human connection, forgiveness, self-discovery, and possibility.

If you could live your life again, what would you do differently?

After a near-fatal family catastrophe and an unexpected romantic upheaval, Adelaide Buchwald finds herself catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a thousand times—while finally confronting the secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind.

A raw, funny story that will surprise you over and over, Again Again gives us an indelible heroine grappling with the terrible and wonderful problem of loving other people.


12 June 2020

Am Reading - Tales of Troy and Greece

Tales of Troy and Greece
by Andrew Lang

What they say: Andrew Lang draws on his classical learning to recount the Homeric legend of the wars between the Greeks and the Trojans. Paris, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Hector, Ulysses, the Amazons and the Wooden Horse all figure in this magical introduction to one of the greatest legends ever told.

Also included in this book are the adventures of Theseus and his dramatic battle with the Minotaur with the help of Ariadne, and the quest of Jason for the Golden Fleece with the help of the Princess Medea.


11 June 2020

May 2020 Book Box Club Unboxing

Book Box Club Unboxing May 2020

I give you my unboxing video for the May 2020 'Dangers and Dragons' box.

You can watch my unboxing video at the bottom of this post or click here

I went for the full subscription for six months. You can select monthly, or 3 monthly, 6 monthly or soon I believe 12 monthly, as well as signing up for the pure books version, which comes without the swag and goodies. The boxes are now shipped slightly differently with tracking numbers.

The box itself:
It comes in a very cute and neat turquoise box, with paper filling to protect the books and goodies, plus very attractive gift wrap around the book (or in this case books).

The artwork is as beautiful as ever!


Books - BURN by Patrick Ness. 

Clubhouse invite.

Hungarian Horntail Candle by Midnight Flame Co.

Smaug Foil Print with Artwork by Tim Ingle Art.

Dragon Egg Bath Bomb by Druid and the Witch.

Dragon Socks by Joe Cool.

Draconis Enamel Necklace by Book Box Club.

Bookish extras: Wonderland cards and Your Twisted sampler.

I'll be reading the book over the next couple of weeks, so watch out for my review coming soon!

My Unboxing video:

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10 June 2020

Whatcha Reading Wednesday - Jack's Secret Summer

Jack's Secret Summer
by Jack Ryder

What they say: Join the Secret Summer gang on an unforgettable magical adventure, full of humour and heart - for fans of The Famous Five and Roald Dahl.
Jack has been dreading the summer holidays - his dad works long hours, and so all he has to look forward to is an empty house. But when his boisterous neighbours, Bruno and Rocco, make it their mission to pull him into an adventure, his life will never be the same again. 
Together they decide to explore the strange old house at the top of the hill, long abandoned and overgrown with ivy. But they soon discover the ivy hides more than just walls... the house is full of magical secrets, including a strange girl with no memory, who may hold the key to it all, if only she can remember...
Imaginative and fun-filled, Jack Ryder's first story is inspired by the summer holidays of his childhood and brought to life with glorious black-and-white illustrations by Alice McKinley. Young readers will be spellbound by this heartfelt adventure.


9 June 2020

Coming Soon - Shadow Fall

Shadow Fall - Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron #2
by Alexander Freed

What they say: After their narrow victory over Shadow Wing, Alphabet Squadron is on the attack, hunting their adversaries within the Imperial Remnant. Shadow Wing is desperate for direction and leadership--and they find both in the iron will of Major Keize, their former commander and Yrica Quell's one-time mentor. As battle lines blur, Alphabet Squadron finds itself not only fighting their resurgent foes, but their leader's own deadly shadow.

Coming 23rd June 2020

8 June 2020

The Return - Book Tour

Ooh more sci-fi!!!

The Return (Sanshlian #3)
by Dani Hoots

Genre: YA Sci-fi

Release Date: June 16th 2020

FoxTales Press

What they say: Everything is riding on the races.

As planned, I have entered the races to get back the map to Sanshli. Everything is riding on this and I cannot lose. Torn between my brother, Nygard, and Jack, I didn’t know who to trust. The more I thought about it, the more I wondered if Nygard had it right—maybe we were more powerful and deserved to rule. Only time would tell, and the winner of the races would be able to find Sanshli and end this once and for all.

This is the conclusion of the Sanshlian Series

Previous Books in the Series:

To celebrate the epicness of sci-fi I've come up with my tops five reasons why I love it:

1. Sci-fi is SO on trend and relevant, especially right now with Bob and Doug making it to the ISS. Go Nasa and Space X! Everyone is talking about space again!

2. Sci-fi allows us to wonder and dream, to think of new ideas and can help with real scientific progress (yes I know not always, hence the 'can').

3. YA Sci-fi books make for great coming of age stories. Sci-fi stories often involve a morality quest or issues. We see racism and LGBTQ issues being debated through the realm of sci-fi which often propels (sorry rocket pun) these issues into the mainstream, where they belong!

4. Think of the movies and TV shows. Hello baby Yoda!

5. Science and space are awesome! Nuff said!

Author Spotlight:

Dani Hoots is a science fiction, fantasy, romance, and young adult author who loves anything with a story. She has a B.S. in Anthropology, a Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning, a Certificate in Novel Writing from Arizona State University, and a BS in Herbal Science from Bastyr University.
Currently she is working on a YA urban fantasy series called Daughter of Hades, a YA urban fantasy series called The Wonderland Chronicles, a historic fantasy vampire series called A World of Vampires, and a YA sci-fi series called Sanshlian Series. She has also started up an indie publishing company called FoxTales Press. She also works with Anthill Studios in creating comics through Antik Comics.
Her hobbies include reading, watching anime, cooking, studying different languages, wire walking, hula hoop, and working with plants. She is also an herbalist and sells her concoctions on FoxCraft Apothecary. She lives in Phoenix with her husband and visits Seattle often.


These guys were amateurs. 
I glanced back in my rearview mirror to see the next contestant barely making it around the corner a couple hundred meters behind me. I licked my lips and smiled. This was way too easy—I could get used to a life like this. 
The sad part for these guys, I had just learned to drive. I was new to this, and I was still beating them. No wonder the Emperor thought it would be a good idea for me to enter this contest—he had faith I would figure it out. 
Taking a deep breath, I tried not to think of what this was really about. I couldn't let my current victory cloud my judgment, as there was a lot at stake here. Although, if I still got second or third in this last race, I would still get first place overall, as my points were exceeding everyone else. But I knew if I let them get near me, someone would try to sabotage my car. I was too good for them, which caused them to resort to illegal tactics.
But that was Recar for you. Legal means accomplished nothing here. 
Which was where I came in. 
This was my first mission on my own that the Emperor had assigned me. After years of training, I was ready, although I felt I had been ready for a while now. The mission was to get close to the leader of Recar, Jack McHannon, and assassinate him, as he was causing some trouble for the Pandronan Empire. It was about time the Empire dealt with this planet, and I would be key in that victory. I couldn't wait. 
The reason I had to compete in this race, however, was because there was no good way to get close to Jack. He was heavily guarded. However, if I won this race I could become his personal driver. Then I could kill him.

Easy as that.

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