Everything You Know by Mary Beth Bass

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Everything You Know CoverTitle:  Everything You Know

Author:  Mary Beth Bass

Genre:  Young Adult Fantasy (Romance)

Publication Date:  October 18, 2013

Publisher:  Boroughs Publishing Group

Event Organized by:  Literati Author Services, Inc.

~ Synopsis ~

NO ONE KNOWS EVERYTHING FOREVER

Emma Mathews never believed she was like everyone else, but neither did she think herself crazy. Meeting Joe Castlellaw, Henry Dearborn High’s newest student, was like waking on a cold rock in a strange place, the world bathed in liquid moonlight. Everything is different now…and fraught. Visions of a dark forest, a screaming woman and blood have begun to haunt Emma’s dreams, and not only at night. But Joe’s lonely beauty makes her float on air, and she would follow him anywhere–out of high school and through the great tree, to a world of poetry and political savagery, of magic and murder, to a life that is entirely theirs and yet unlike anything they have ever known.

3 Words that Describe, everything you know (a not-too depressing young adult fantasy):

 Loneliness:  At the beginning of everything you know Emma’s long-time best friend Izzy has moved on. Emma is stuck in that particularly empty coldness that comes from being shut out of a happiness you never questioned. Joe doesn’t even have that. His life until Emma is about protecting his mother, and the solace he gets from books, and from trying to imagine a different, better future for himself.

Family: A big family like Emma’s – she has four siblings – can feel like a mixed blessing. Someone always has your back, but you are also one of many fighting for attention, distinction, and affection. At the beginning of the story Emma defines herself against her siblings: brilliant Turner, beautiful Maude, popular Elizabeth, and adorable Sandy. She identifies herself by what she thinks she isn’t instead of by what she is. As Emma is challenged by the revelation that her parents have been lying about who they are and where they come from, and that the one person she trusts, Joe, is the reason for that lie, she begins to find the strength in herself to make the necessary choices no one else is making. As the situation grows to be almost more than she can handle, Emma is grateful to be part of a big, noisy, sometimes contentious group of people who will do anything for each other. Joe is fiercely protective of his unconventional, outsider artist mother. It has only ever been the two of them. He longs for some kind of connection with his mysterious birth family but those hopeful feelings are tangled up in anger at being abandoned, and a fear he’s shared with no one until Emma, that his birth parents left him because there was something unforgivably wrong with him. Questions about his birth family alternately drive and cripple Joe until just before the end of the story.

Sacrifice: Sacrifice is a tricky concept, most easily understood, or maybe most palatable, as the sacrifice a parent makes for a child. The idea of giving up something essential, of choosing to endure a loss that can’t be recovered from in order to help another person is hard to think about. Actual sacrifice hurts or it’s just another form of generosity. We don’t quite know what to make of it or how to look at it. Or maybe I don’t because I’m going on about it for so long before I get to the sacrifices made by characters in everything you know. “Everyone has a price” is a cynical, if at least partially truthful way of looking at the world. The flip side of that is everyone has something or someone for whom they’d give up anything. Different kinds of sacrifices drive almost every event in everything you know. Eury Vatic, Emma’s parents, Joe, Emma, her sister Maude, her brother Turner, her cousin Isohel, all risk something vital. Sacrifice is a selfless act, but the alternative is often unthinkable. Parents put the safety of their children before their own safety. Lovers put each other’s lives before their own. Ideas that make the world a better place are worth fighting for.

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~ About the Author ~

Mary Beth BassMore than a little obsessed with Keats and Moby Dick and fueled by loud music and cold grey days, Mary Beth Bass is the author of young adult fantasy and romantic women’s fiction. Her debut paranormal-women’s fiction hybrid, Follow Me received the Book Buyers Best Award for Time Travel, Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance.

An occasional travel writer, Mary Beth has written about Paris, Bordeaux, and Yorkshire, where she hiked the moors to the legendary setting for Wuthering Heights and stood breathless in the parsonage room where Charlotte, Anne, and Emily Bronte talked out their stories with each other.

And if I seem a little strange, well that’s because I am.

Also loves octopuses.

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They say there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

Not everyone will grieve in this order, nor will everyone go through every stage. It’s during the stage of denial when Alex Hart meets Andrew Foster. He takes her one-step closer to acceptance: the stage when new, meaningful relationships are formed. The stage when the realization occurs that this is now the new state of normal.

Just when Alex thinks she is on her way to healing, she enters the bargaining phase. That’s the phase where you wonder what you could have done differently. You wonder “what if?” Specifically, what if the ones you loved hadn’t left you?

Leaving…this is what makes heading off to war so difficult and frightening for Alex. She knows all too well what it’s like to be the one on the losing end of life, which is why she’s made it her personal mission in life to save as many lives as possible. The extreme high she gets from treating trauma victims turns into Alex’s own form of therapy, or so she thinks.

When faced with her world being turned upside down, Alex may just find that her true therapy is in the one who has always saved her

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ebook CoverTitle: Creatura
Author: Nely Cab
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Ages 13+
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
Cover Designed By: Claudia McKinney of Phatpuppy Art
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Synopsis
Isis can control her dreams. Or she could—until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream.
A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are.
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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Creatura by Nely Cab

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Title: Creatura
Author: Nely Cab
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services

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Isis can control her dreams. Or she could–until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream.

A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are. Who would’ve known…that sometimes love is lethal?

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About the Author: Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in a small, quiet South Texas town most of her life. Putting her Computer Accounting skills to use, Nely worked in banking for several years. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting. After her return to the U.S., Nely resumed her employment in banking and later transitioned to the field of Social Work.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home, where she lives with her husband
and son. Her life goal is to check-off Bucket List Item No. 95,623,351: To conquer the world.

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Wide Awake by Shelly Crane

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Title: Wide Awake
Author: Shelly Crane
Release date: March 23, 2013
Genre: Contemporary
Age Group: Young Adult
Event organized by: AToMR Tours
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Book Description:
A girl.
A coma.
A life she can’t remember.

When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she’s been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can’t remember them. She can’t remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can’t remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the ‘old her’ makes her start to wish she’d never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he’s dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.

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​The next couple of weeks brought plenty of action and events. I focused harder on the therapy and tried to focus less on Mason. He seemed to be doing the same. I had renewed vigor, which led to stamina, which led to more workouts, which led to exhaustion, which led to tons of sleep, which led to healing, which led to me walking.

All.
By.
Myself.

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The Warrior’s Code Cover Reveal by David James

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Live by the Code. 

Die by the Code. 

Official Synopsis: “In the magical world of the Order, Warriors fight for justice, freedom, and peace. Becoming a Warrior is an honor given to few, and twelve-year-olds Zackery Solts and Kate Black will do anything to have a place among the elite. Zack and Kate must compete against eighteen others and pass three deadly tests of courage and skill. Above all, they must be strong because while the dangers of the tests are unknown, one thing is clear: not everyone will survive.”

 Available 5.14.13

The Warrior’s Code (Book 1.2) is an e-format prequel short story in the Legend of the Dreamer series that can be read before or after Light of the Moon (Book 1) and The Witch’s Curse (Book 1.1).

author photo b&wDavid James writes books about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, LIGHT OF THE MOON, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer series, as well as the companion novellas, THE WITCH’S CURSE and THE WARRIOR’S CODE. The sequel, SHADOW OF THE SUN, will be released in late 2013. Living in Michigan, he is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. He enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights. Be sure to visit David’s blog and facebook to learn more about his various addictions and novels.

Cover Reveal & Giveaway ~ Skeleton Key Guild by M.J. Fletcher

Release: May 2013

Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Paranormal

Her parents dead, her sister missing, and those she loves branded traitors to the Old Kind… Chloe Masters
is on the run.

To fulfill a parent’s dying wish she will do anything to save the sister she has never met. Can she learn the
secrets of the Artifacts before it’s too late? Surrounded by her friends; Slade, Edgar, Jess, Val and the
man she loves James Nightshade, Chloe has never had so much to live for… but will her enemies let her?

Reviews about The Doorknob Society
I am SO GLAD that I said I’d review the 
book!! It had me interested from the first 
chapter, and HOOKED shortly after that!
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Let me start by saying that I’m a pretty picky 
reader. I have to be captured by a story almost 
immediately in order to continue reading. Well, I 
was captured by The Doorknob Society…and I 
am hooked!” Amazon
I couldn’t put it down and read straight 
through and was so mad at myself for finishing 
it. I. CAN. NOT. WAIT. FOR. THE. NEXT. 
BOOK!” Goodreads
Other books in the series…


About M.J. Fletcher

MJ Fletcher is the creator of the comic book
series Adam Zero: The Last Man of Earth
published by Ronin Studios. He’s also been
published in Hope: The Hero Initiative and
Digital Webbing Presents. The Doorknob
Society series is his first book series and he’s
thrilled about it. He lives near the beach with his
wife, daughter, and dog.

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