“The Conclave” by Tenille Berezay #BookBlitz


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“The Conclave (The Converters Trilogy Book 3)”

Author: Tenille Berezay
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Release Date: July 21, 2017
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Synopsis

Having escaped the dangers of The Keep, Desiree is determined to free Blake. But when a government-enhanced converter goes rogue, the ensuing battle for power, control, and lives makes Blake’s rescue a secondary mission. As Desiree struggles to overcome past demons and new, stifling expectations, she faces converters more powerful, dangerous, and desperate than ever. To protect those she loves, redeem the convergence, overtake The Keep, and honor the Conclave, Desiree will have to redefine her future.

THE CONCLAVE is the intense, action-packed final book in the Converters trilogy; the conclusion of Desiree’s journey.

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Pausing at the door, I peer through the tiny window into the lab. Just as the doctor said, Michelle is there, her bright skirt touching the floor, her glasses firmly planted on the bridge of her nose, her small frame hunched over a stool.

The lab is like her; mostly organized with small spaces of chaos. Reminding myself of my sole purpose for visiting, my solitary question, I push through the door.

Glancing up, Michelle stills at the sight of me. Between open shelves filled with metal plates, computer chips and various other tools, her eyes go wide. Under dark frames her blue gaze studies me intently before softening. “Desiree,” she says and I can almost believe she missed me.

I pick up a remote-like object from the counter, shifting it from one hand to the other, suddenly as awkward as the scientist in front of me.

“It works almost like a magnet, you pass it over an ankle band or an Equalizer and they automatically open,” Michelle says, before stopping abruptly.

I set it down, thinking of the many times a device like that would have come in handy. Looking to the ceiling for surveillance cameras, I ask, “Is this lab secure?”

“One of the most secure locations in the building.” She glances down at the counter before her. “Damiz wanted all my inventions kept secret.” As I round the counter, I can see the pencil swinging in her hand, the drawing laid out before her.

“And Talbot?”

She looks back to me, curiosity overcoming her guilt. “What about Talbot?”

“How many secrets is he demanding?” I rap my fingers on the counter.

Michelle glances to the exit. Flipping the pencil, she taps the eraser on the paper. I allow the awkward silence, my fingers drumming, opposing her nervous beat.

Finally, her hand stills. The pencil drops and her shoulders slump. “The number doesn’t matter, does it?” I inch forward to hear her quietly whispered words. “One is enough. Enough to condemn me.”

Condemn. That’s what I’ve done to her—put the weight of my expectations and disappointments on her. If she had had more fight, would I have had less of one?

Staring vacantly at her paper, she reaches for the discarded pencil. “The least I can do is keep my work from hurting anyone else.”

“Do you trust Talbot?” I ask the question that’s been growing, clawing at my resolve since I stepped into Amplified Industries. The question I keep asking myself.

Michelle’s face becomes open in its honesty. “I don’t trust anyone anymore.” Her confession comes out pained. It was what I expected but hoped not to hear.

I shift away from her hurt, turning to the door. There, I pause, hand on the doorway when Michelle’s says, “It seems like the more secrets we have, the more threatened we are.”

Without turning back, I answer, “Then maybe it’s time to stop hiding.”

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Author bio:
Tenille BerezayAfter living throughout the western U.S., Tenille now claims rural Northern Nevada as her home. If she’s not being consumed by a book—whether her own or another author’s—she’d like to be found horseback riding, backpacking with her high-school sweetheart/husband, or photographing their three beautiful children.

Tenille loves to read any genre (as long as there’s great dialogue with a touch of snark). She believes in authentic characters, romantic sub-plots, and realistic, happy endings.
 
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“The Rogue World (Dark Gravity Sequence)” by Matthew J. Kirby


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“The Rogue World (Dark Gravity Sequence)

Genre: Science Fiction/Children’s Books

Release Date: June 6, 2017

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Perfect for fans of the Percy Jackson and Seven Wonders series, The Rogue World is the third book in an epic, fast-paced middle-grade adventure trilogy by acclaimed author Matthew J. Kirby.

After the shattering new discoveries they made in Egypt, Eleanor and her mother, Samantha, have been separated: Samantha working with the sinister Dr. Watkins to ensure the survival of only a small number of humans, and Eleanor and her friends uniting in the desperate hope of saving the entire planet. They are preparing for a trek to the icy Himalayas, where they believe they’ll find the Master Concentrator and a chance to end the threat of the rogue planet—one way or the other.

But that’s when something happens that none of them expected: an alien spacecraft crash lands on earth, throwing the globe into crisis and changing everything for Eleanor. She has just begun to understand the mysterious power that sets her apart from everyone else on the planet; now, everything rests on her ability to control the same alien intelligence that has pushed us to the brink of extinction.

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Matthew J. Kirby is the author of the acclaimed middle-grade novels The Clockwork Three, Icefall, and The Lost Kingdom, as well as one book in the New York Times bestselling series Infinity Ring. He was born in Utah, but with a father in the military, he has lived in many places, including Rhode Island, Maryland, California (twice), and Hawaii. As an undergraduate at Utah State University, he majored in history. He then went on to earn MS and EdS degrees in school psychology. Matthew currently lives in Utah.

“The Middle Road (Spineward Sectors: Middleton’s Pride Book 7)” by Caleb Wachter

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“The Middle Road (Spineward Sectors: Middleton’s Pride Book 7)

Genre: Science Fiction/Space Opera

Release Date: January 15, 2017

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With a patchwork fleet under his command, Supreme Commander Middleton now faces the daunting task of dealing with an Imperial Fleet’s seemingly unstoppable advance into the Gorgon Sectors.

But the first order of business for any military commander in Middleton’s position is to gather intelligence. So before they rush off to engage the enemy in a battle for the fate of the Gorgon Sectors, Middleton and his people must learn more about the mysterious nature of the Gorgon Conflict–and as each piece of the puzzle falls into place, a cloud of darkness appears at the edge of the galaxy which threatens to swallow the Gorgon Sectors whole.

A mysterious figure known only as ‘The Crafter’ seems to only add to the increasingly murky picture in which Middleton and his people find themselves, but it may be this same enigmatic character who proves instrumental in the Alliance Gorgonus’ ultimate victory in the escalating war with the Empire of Man.

But for the first time in Middleton’s career, he has the resources, the crew, and perhaps the most crucial element of all–surprise–on his side necessary to bring a fair fight to the Imperial Fleet. And that’s exactly what he intends to do.

Meanwhile, on the far Rim, a secretive Imperial mission is under way to pierce the veil of darkness beyond the Gorgon Sectors–a veil behind which a threat of unimaginable danger might lurk. While fleets of warships vie for control of the Gorgon Sectors, the Imperial operatives will try to discover who their real enemy is–and their discovery may shake the galaxy itself.

Will Middleton be able to keep the ramshackle Alliance Gorgonus from flying apart at the seams before they close to grips with the enemy? Will Kongming’s personal transformation continue to strip away his remaining humanity? And will the Empire manage to regain the initiative, or will Middleton deal them a crippling blow before they even know he is hunting them?

Battle lines will be drawn, players revealed, and fur will fly in this entry to the Spineward Sectors: Middleton’s Pride series!

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~ About the Author ~

A child of the 80’s and devoted attendant of Saturday Morning Cartoons back before cable TV reduced their appeal, my life has been full of adventures great and small, real and imagined, and since a young age, I’ve shared those adventures with anyone who would listen.

I love science fiction, science fact, and fantasy because they each engage the imagination in different but equally powerful ways. I’m just as comfortable discussing the outcomes which hinge on a roll of dice as I am talking about the latest discoveries in astrophysics–and my exceptionally patient wife would gladly confirm that I tend to ramble when I find a subject I can engage with.

I tend to write stories with heavy emphasis on character development, action, and dialogue. I also tend to gravitate toward sagas and longer stories; I don’t dislike short stories or one-off novels, but my imagination works best when given a long leash. So if I write something you like, you can expect plenty more where it came from!

“A Very Scary Pumpkin (Nuggies Book #3)” by Jeff Minich

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“A Very Scary Pumpkin (Nuggies Book 3)”

Author: Jeff Minich

Genre: Children’s Book/Fantasy

Release Date: September 29, 2015

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With all their toys and treats packed away, Chomper and Coco learned it was moving day. After they arrive at their new home they discover they’re not alone. The house is haunted by a very scary ghost named Pumpkin. Will Pumpkin scare the Nuggies away? Or will they find a way to become friends and stay? Find out in Nuggies Volume 3, “A Very Scary Pumpkin”.

“Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity, #2)” by Victoria Schwab


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“Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity, #2)”

Author: Victoria Schwab

Genre: Fantasy/Thrillers/Monsters/Law & Crime

Release Date: June 13, 2017

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The sequel—and conclusion—to Victoria Schwab’s instant #1 New York Times bestseller, This Savage Song.

Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human. No matter how much he once yearned for it. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is a terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.

“Hers, Untamed” by Anna Adler #NewRelease #FreeBook

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Title: “Hers, Untamed”

Author: Anna Adler

Genre: Erotic Science Fiction Romance

Release date: May 31, 2017

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Alyssa Cressfield always wanted a pet—a big, sexy man who would look impressive on a leash. Now, she is finally ready to realize her dream. She visits a pet training center, intending to buy a trained pet. Instead she finds Jax, a fierce human-alien hybrid freshly caught from space, still untamed and unbroken. Alyssa has never encountered an untamed pet before. She can’t resist temptation; she must have him.

On Silenia, it is customary for humans to keep other intelligent species as pets and sex toys. Alyssa is kind at heart, but she is a product of her society and therefore sees nothing wrong with keeping a man in a cage against his will. Jax, on the other hand, is a space pirate who now finds himself wearing a collar and being treated like property. He has no intention of turning tame and obedient, and a battle of wills ensues. Jax and Alyssa quickly discover their undeniable chemistry, but is it enough to reconcile them? What happens when the pet breaks out of his cage?

Note to reader: This is a standalone novel featuring a romance between a human and a human-alien hybrid. While not dark, the story is set in a Dystopian society and contains some raunchy sex scenes between the main characters. Recommended for mature readers.

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~ About the Author ~

My name is Anna, I’m an erotic romance author, and my goal in life is never to have another writer’s block. I’ve been in love with action and futuristic stuff from an early age, whether it’s in books, movies, or video games. More recently, I also developed a taste for steamy romances. The stories in my head contain these elements in different combinations, and I look forward to putting them all on (virtual) paper – for my own amusement, if nothing else. I live in Germany with my husband, my overactive imagination, and pipe dreams of fortune and glory.

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“The Eternity Acts: Short Stories, Era 1” by Jordan C. Robinson #Review

The Eternity Acts Short Stories

“The Eternity Acts: Short Stories, Era 1”

by Jordan C. Robinson

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy

Release Date: January 29, 2017

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4/5 Stars!

The Eternity Acts: Short Stories are companion pieces of The Eternity Acts, a currently available web-based science-fiction fantasy serial. The author posts new installments twice weekly, and short stories in the interim.

While the main story plays out in The Eternity Acts, Short Stories delves deeper taking nothing away from the main story or leaving the reader with a list of characters far too long to remember. Arrogance and privilege are juxtaposed next to poverty, cruelty, and inhumane treatment.

The world-building is unique and interesting.

Cursed by a prior king, the kingdom of Elodine is surrounded by a wall of fire and its residents transform into animal form at dusk and change back at dawn. No one knows why or how he placed the curse and no one has been able to break it.

Despite the animal forms they live in through the night, it’s the humanness that still controls the hearts of men. As generations pass, differences are focused on, class systems are created and many are enslaved.

In these fourteen stories, we see life lived through the eyes of members of all classes. The elite remains on top through arrogant, high-handed laws enforced by a police corps prone to favor strong-arm tactics and torture over due process.

The poor and enslaved have had enough.

Rebellion is coming to Ikalga… and all Elodine… and everyone has a part to play.

This is quite a large undertaking for any writer, but this new author has handled it extremely well, maintaining flow and continuity.

I highly recommend this book of short side stories and its online parent. (Which is updated every Wednesday and Saturday – check it out!)

Regardless of your preferred genre, this is an enjoyable read.

Enjoy!