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October 23, 2019

To Kill A Curse by Jennifer Jenkins Blog Tour + Giveaway!





About the Book:
Title: TO KILL A CURSE (A Lingering Sea Novel Book 1)
Author: Jennifer Jenkins
Pub. Date: October 24, 2019
Publisher: Flying Unicorn Press
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 350
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindleB&NiBooksKoboTBD

Would you touch the one you loved, even if it might kill them? 

Antonio, a merchant sailor, has no idea how dangerous Fina Perona is when he rescues her from drowning in the middle of the Lingering Sea. His ship is headed to the home Fina just abandoned, carrying desperately needed payment for her father's prized wine stores. Pirates attack, and as Antonio and Fina escape the clutches of slavery, she steals back her family's small fortune from the pirate captain's quarters. Fina doesn't need Antonio's protection, she's more dangerous than he could ever be, but she needs his experience as a navigator and agrees to give him a cut of the payment in exchange for his help. Returning the money is the only way Fina knows how to atone for inadvertently killing her own brother, but what she doesn't realize is, before Antonio was a sailor, he was a thief. 

While threats of curses, witches, bandits, pirates, and traitors are all very real, Fina and Antonio are the most dangerous players in this story of true love and betrayal. Will they become each other’s demise or salvation as they set out to find redemption and to kill a curse?







Antonio pulled down a simple mask covered in black lace with a red feather fastened to one side. It was definitely not the most ornate, but its simplicity made it striking.

Careful not to touch her, he rested it on her face, tying the black ribbon behind her head to hold it in place. The mask formed to the bridge of her nose perfectly, leaving her mouth and cheeks free of covering, unlike many of the full-faced masks on the wall. 

With his hand at the small of her back, Antonio guided her to the corner of the shop where a mirror with a painted golden frame hung. “Take a look.”

She hadn’t had a mirror in her room at the inn. Seeing herself now, in a new dress and with the mask, she could have been anyone. Her skin had taken on a darker tone from all of her travelling. The dress amplified her figure to the point of making her blush, but the mask… the mask transformed her into someone completely different. Someone she thought—for just one night—she’d like to be.

“An excellent choice,” the white-haired shopkeeper said as he approached them. “Such a pretty face does not need much embellishment.” He handed Antonio a different mask. This one didn’t have the lace or feather, but bore the same shape as Fina’s. “The mask’s partner,” he exclaimed. Antonio tied it on his head and stood behind Fina to look in the mirror.

“They belong together, no?” the old man said.

Fina froze, unable to take her eyes off of Antonio. Unable to see if the shop owner’s words affected him the way they did her.

“Si, Signore.” Antonio cleared his throat. “They do.”







With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer Jenkins had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington, the Napoleonic Wars, and Ancient Sparta . . . until the writing began. In addition to her Lingering Sea series, Jennifer is the author of the bestselling Nameless trilogy and Teen Writer’s Guide: Your Road Map to Writing (releasing March 2020). She is a co-founder of Teen Author Boot Camp, and divides her time between reading, taking spontaneous trips, researching random events from the past, and fostering her adrenaline junkie addictions. Learn more at www.authorjenniferjenkins.com






2 winners will receive signed copies of TO KILL A CURSE, US only.



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October 21, 2019

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Night Weaver by Monique Snyman


THE NIGHT WEAVER
by Monique Snyman
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Release date: October 15th




SHADOW GROVE IS A PERFECTLY PLEASANT TOWN ...

Shadow Grove isn't a typical town. Bad things happen here. Children disappear, one after the other, and nobody is doing anything about it. Parents don't grieve, missing posters don't line the streets, and the sheriff seems unconcerned.

Seventeen-year-old Rachel Cleary lives on the outskirts of Shadow Grove, next to the creepy forest everyone pretends doesn't exist. Usually the forest is filled with an eerie calm, an unmistakable graveyard solemnity. But the trees have started whispering, forgotten creatures are stirring, and the nights feel darker than ever.

Something is stalking the residents of Shadow Grove, changing them into brain-dead caricatures of themselves. It's up to Rachel to stop the devouring of her hometown before all is destroyed and everyone she loves is forever lost.


Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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Praise for The Night Weaver

“Stephen King’s It meets Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight in Snyman’s frightening story of horror and fantasy woven together to create a delectable tale of the macabre … romance and action. Snyman’s storytelling will have people lining up for the next book.” ~ School Library Journal

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Going into The Night Weaver, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. I love horror, but I haven't read a lot of young adult horror, and the blurb does a good job of keeping us in the dark about what kind of creatures we're dealing with. The blurb doesn't tell you, so I won't either, but I will say that I definitely didn't expect it. 

I really liked these characters and the small town vibe. Who doesn't love small and cozy Stars Hollow-esque town? Where everyone knows everyone, and while they drive each other crazy day by day, at the end of the day they are tight-knit and fight for each other. Throw in a taste of the quick wit and element of danger, and I'm sold!

If I had one criticism it would be the way Dougal's accent is conveyed. While I understand why it was done, it was at times difficult to get a grasp on what he was saying, and having to stop to decipher it was distracting from the overall story.

Ultimately, I really enjoyed this one! I recommend it for fans of the paranormal, fantasy, and horror. I'll be keeping an eye out for the sequel!





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About the Author

Monique Snyman
Monique Snyman’s mind is a confusing bedlam of glitter and death, where candy-coated gore is found in abundance and homicidal unicorns thrive. Sorting out the mess in her head is particularly irksome before she’s ingested a specific amount of coffee, which is equal to half the recommended intake of water for humans per day. When she’s not playing referee to her imaginary friends or trying to overdose on caffeine, she’s doing something with words—be it writing, reading, or fixing all the words.

Monique Snyman lives in Pretoria, South Africa, with her husband and an adorable Chihuahua. She’s the author of MUTI NATION, a horror novel set in South Africa, and the Bram Stoker Award® nominated novel, THE NIGHT WEAVER, which is the first installment in a dark fantasy series for young adults.



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GIVEAWAY
- $20 Amazon Gift Card (Open INT)
- Bracelet + Keychain (US only)


1) This elephant hair bracelet is made of natural materials. Believed to bring good luck in Africa where they originated. Always popular and comfortable. Incredibly symbolic. The knots can symbolize strength, honor, stability, and patience. They can also symbolize original elements of earth, wind, fire, and water. Adjustable size. Made in Kenya

2) This keychain is a famous symbol in Africa for good luck and prosperity. 2.5-3" long. Made in Kenya
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October 15, 2019

Release Blast & Giveaway: THE NIGHT WEAVER by Monique Snyman!




THE NIGHT WEAVER
by Monique Snyman
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Release date: October 15th




SHADOW GROVE IS A PERFECTLY PLEASANT TOWN ...

Shadow Grove isn't a typical town. Bad things happen here. Children disappear, one after the other, and nobody is doing anything about it. Parents don't grieve, missing posters don't line the streets, and the sheriff seems unconcerned.

Seventeen-year-old Rachel Cleary lives on the outskirts of Shadow Grove, next to the creepy forest everyone pretends doesn't exist. Usually the forest is filled with an eerie calm, an unmistakable graveyard solemnity. But the trees have started whispering, forgotten creatures are stirring, and the nights feel darker than ever.

Something is stalking the residents of Shadow Grove, changing them into brain-dead caricatures of themselves. It's up to Rachel to stop the devouring of her hometown before all is destroyed and everyone she loves is forever lost.


Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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Praise for The Night Weaver

“Stephen King’s It meets Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight in Snyman’s frightening story of horror and fantasy woven together to create a delectable tale of the macabre … romance and action. Snyman’s storytelling will have people lining up for the next book.” ~ School Library Journal
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Teaser

      Whispers ride on the wind. Distant childlike voices, gleeful, as if they’re on a playground, swirl around the crone. The soft voices become louder until it sounds like the children are playing right beneath Rachel’s bedroom window. The Black Annis’ cloak suddenly shoots open and spreads out farther. Impossibly, it somehow fills Rachel’s entire line of vision, revealing a collection of ghostlike faces stacked one upon the other and side by side. Chubby-cheeked cherubs avert their hollow gazes to stare at the Black Annis, forced smiles twisting their features horrendously. The cloak continues unfurling to the sides and the tally keeps climbing as new faces appear. Even if Rachel wanted to study each collected child, in search of the missing children of Shadow Grove, there are simply too many to count.

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About the Author

Monique Snyman
Monique Snyman’s mind is a confusing bedlam of glitter and death, where candy-coated gore is found in abundance and homicidal unicorns thrive. Sorting out the mess in her head is particularly irksome before she’s ingested a specific amount of coffee, which is equal to half the recommended intake of water for humans per day. When she’s not playing referee to her imaginary friends or trying to overdose on caffeine, she’s doing something with words—be it writing, reading, or fixing all the words.

Monique Snyman lives in Pretoria, South Africa, with her husband and an adorable Chihuahua. She’s the author of MUTI NATION, a horror novel set in South Africa, and the Bram Stoker Award® nominated novel, THE NIGHT WEAVER, which is the first installment in a dark fantasy series for young adults.



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GIVEAWAY
- $20 Amazon Gift Card (Open INT)
- Bracelet + Keychain (US only)


1) This elephant hair bracelet is made of natural materials. Believed to bring good luck in Africa where they originated. Always popular and comfortable. Incredibly symbolic. The knots can symbolize strength, honor, stability, and patience. They can also symbolize original elements of earth, wind, fire, and water. Adjustable size. Made in Kenya

2) This keychain is a famous symbol in Africa for good luck and prosperity. 2.5-3" long. Made in Kenya
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October 14, 2019

Blog Tour Kickoff: Interview and Giveaway: THE NIGHT WEAVER by Monique Snyman


THE NIGHT WEAVER
by Monique Snyman
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Release date: October 15th




SHADOW GROVE IS A PERFECTLY PLEASANT TOWN ...

Shadow Grove isn't a typical town. Bad things happen here. Children disappear, one after the other, and nobody is doing anything about it. Parents don't grieve, missing posters don't line the streets, and the sheriff seems unconcerned.

Seventeen-year-old Rachel Cleary lives on the outskirts of Shadow Grove, next to the creepy forest everyone pretends doesn't exist. Usually the forest is filled with an eerie calm, an unmistakable graveyard solemnity. But the trees have started whispering, forgotten creatures are stirring, and the nights feel darker than ever.

Something is stalking the residents of Shadow Grove, changing them into brain-dead caricatures of themselves. It's up to Rachel to stop the devouring of her hometown before all is destroyed and everyone she loves is forever lost.

__________________________________________________________

Praise for The Night Weaver

“Stephen King’s It meets Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight in Snyman’s frightening story of horror and fantasy woven together to create a delectable tale of the macabre … romance and action. Snyman’s storytelling will have people lining up for the next book.” ~ School Library Journal

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Interview

Do you read reviews of your books? What do you do when you read a not-so-nice one?
I read reviews left for me by readers, and I appreciate everyone who leaves feedback. Luckily, I have “crocodile skin,” so I usually accept negative feedback on my books without it really getting to me. 



What's your favorite thing to do when you're not writing?
I like being in the kitchen, experimenting like some alchemist with spices and recipes. When I’m not doing that, I’m knitting or crocheting. I can’t sit still without doing something.


Describe yourself in 3 words.
Kind. Generous. Scary. 😊


What do you normally like to read when not writing?
I read everything I can get my hands on, but I mostly gravitate toward speculative fiction—horror, science fiction, fantasy. 


If you could meet anyone and spend an hour with them alive or dead who and why?
Marilyn Monroe. Not to discuss her acting career, but rather to talk about our shared love of reading.


Who would you cast for a movie/TV series as your main characters if given the chance?
Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale) or Maddison Brown (Dynasty) would both make an excellent Rachel Cleary. 


What are you working on now? 
The third book in the Harrowsgate series.


Tell us what comes to mind when you think about the release of The Night Weaver.
Weirdly, I’m dealing with a mixture of relief and excitement. I’m extremely fortunate to have an excellent, capable team behind me, so I’m not as worried as I’ve been during book releases in the past. 


This is or That 
Cat or Dog?Dog
Ice cream or Sorbet?Ice Cream
Heels or flats?Heels
Knives or sword?Sword
Coffee or Tea?Coffee!
Iced tea or hot tea?Hot tea
Snow or rain?Snow
Movies at home or Movie Theater? - Cinema
Soda or Juice?Juice
Twitter or Facebook?Twitter 
Actual book or eReader?Actual book
Actual book or Audiobook?Actual book
Spring or Summer? - Spring
Fall or winter?Fall
Long Sleeves or Short Sleeves?Short sleeves
Young Adult or New Adult?Young Adult
Vampires or Werewolves?Vampires
Ghost or Zombies?Ghosts
Action movies or Chick flicks?Action movies? O_o
Horror movies or Mystery movies?HORROR!
Mountain views or Ocean views?Mountain views

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About the Author

Monique Snyman
Monique Snyman’s mind is a confusing bedlam of glitter and death, where candy-coated gore is found in abundance and homicidal unicorns thrive. Sorting out the mess in her head is particularly irksome before she’s ingested a specific amount of coffee, which is equal to half the recommended intake of water for humans per day. When she’s not playing referee to her imaginary friends or trying to overdose on caffeine, she’s doing something with words—be it writing, reading, or fixing all the words.

Monique Snyman lives in Pretoria, South Africa, with her husband and an adorable Chihuahua. She’s the author of MUTI NATION, a horror novel set in South Africa, and the Bram Stoker Award® nominated novel, THE NIGHT WEAVER, which is the first installment in a dark fantasy series for young adults.



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GIVEAWAY
- $20 Amazon Gift Card (Open INT)
- Bracelet + Keychain (US only)


1) This elephant hair bracelet is made of natural materials. Believed to bring good luck in Africa where they originated. Always popular and comfortable. Incredibly symbolic. The knots can symbolize strength, honor, stability, and patience. They can also symbolize original elements of earth, wind, fire, and water. Adjustable size. Made in Kenya

2) This keychain is a famous symbol in Africa for good luck and prosperity. 2.5-3" long. Made in Kenya
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October 01, 2019

Teaser Tuesday & Giveaway: The Night Weaver by Monique Snyman



THE NIGHT WEAVER
by Monique Snyman
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Release date: October 15th



SHADOW GROVE IS A PERFECTLY PLEASANT TOWN ...

Shadow Grove isn't a typical town. Bad things happen here. Children disappear, one after the other, and nobody is doing anything about it. Parents don't grieve, missing posters don't line the streets, and the sheriff seems unconcerned.

Seventeen-year-old Rachel Cleary lives on the outskirts of Shadow Grove, next to the creepy forest everyone pretends doesn't exist. Usually the forest is filled with an eerie calm, an unmistakable graveyard solemnity. But the trees have started whispering, forgotten creatures are stirring, and the nights feel darker than ever.

Something is stalking the residents of Shadow Grove, changing them into brain-dead caricatures of themselves. It's up to Rachel to stop the devouring of her hometown before all is destroyed and everyone she loves is forever lost.

PRE-ORDER
Amazon | Barnes & Noble




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