Friday, May 31, 2013

Mareritt: A New Fairy Tale Mystery Coming in June

I'm excited to share that I have an upcoming release in June of a new book in a new series:  Mareritt, the first story in the  Friar Tobe Fairy Tale Files. Below is a peek at the front cover and book description.

As beauty lies sleeping…
Four pretty, partying high school seniors, four strange and startling accidents the police believe the girls have brought on themselves. Do demonic nightmares and fairy tale visions bury a dark secret haunting the girls or is the past simply struggling to reach the light?
Twenty-eight year old former novitiate turned PI, Tobias Berger, hired to discover who, if anyone, is threatening the four troubled young women, is about to embark on a wild “mare ride” to slay their dragon and uncover the truth.
A dark fairy tale mystery with a touch of mystic light.
For those who enjoy fairy tales and crime mystery/suspense,  Mareritt  offers a bit of a unique slant on both, as well as a little supernatural speculation on the side. A somewhat different style than the On the Soul series, it’s a fast-paced novel for both YA and adult readers but, although not explicit, parents may want to consider whether some of the subject matter is too intense for readers under 13.
Expected release date: mid-June 2013.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tahlia Newland's Award-Winning "You Can't Shatter Me" FREE May 29-31

Double award-winning YA novel 'You Can't Shatter Me' is FREE from the 29th to the 31st of May 2013. (Pacific Standard Time) This book on empowering ways to handle bullying has been hailed as a must-read for teens, parents & educators

Shatter4+2med This heart-warming magical realism story has received an AIA Seal of Excellence and a B.R.A.G.MedallionTM for outstanding independent fiction. It offers real solutions for handling bullying that will inspire and empower teens and adults alike.

When superhero wanna-be, Carly, stands up to a bully, he turns on her, forcing her to battle cutting words, flying hooks, a doubt dragon and a suffocating closet. Her karate-trained boyfriend, Dylan’s desire to stop the harassment sets off a struggle to control his inner caveman. Meanwhile, Carly searches for inner strength and a peaceful solution. Will she find it before Dylan resorts to violence?


 ‘I was awed  . . .  Tahlia Newland’s fiction is some of the best YA on the market . . . in Newland’s deft hands, this novel is an absorbing, educational read, that both satisfies and gives hope to adults and younger readers alike.’ Blibliotica Book Reviews.

‘An entertaining and uplifting read.’ Linda Gillard, best selling author of ‘A House of Silence’.

‘This is a story about understanding, kindness and compassion, uniquely told with surreal fantasy elements, and is both entertaining and thought-provoking.’ Kevin Berry, author .’

‘This is a book that all young adults should read. It is also a great book for parents and educators who may need a fresh look into teen struggles and bullying . . . Tahlia does a brilliant job making an otherwise tedious topic fun and relatable for readers . . . You are left feeling complete and some what light.’ Little Hyats Book Reviews.

About the Author

Award winning author Tahlia Newland writes contemporary fantasy and magical realism with a metaphysical twist. She also  mentors authors and provides Digital Reading Seminars in High Schools. When not reading, writing or reviewing you may find her being an extremely casual high school teacher or making decorative masks.

Tahlia is a bone-fide expatriate of the performing arts, with over 20 years experience in scripting and performing in Visual Theatre and Theatre in Education. She has studied philosophy & meditation for many years, lives in an Australian rain forest and loves cats, but she doesn’t have one because they eat native birds.

Connect with Tahlia. Weblog
Ripples in Water Blog
Goodreads Author page

The promotion is available from approximately 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time on May the 29th to approximately 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on May the 31st.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

10 Reasons Not to Be A Writer

Another funny share via  The Passive Voice  from  Book Trust. Would it be negative of me to say that these all sound pretty true? Or maybe only pathologically ambivalent if I do, since I'm about to release a new book in a new series. Well, that's probably another reason not to be a writer, even if it didn't make the list. Enjoy and a lovely Memorial Day weekend to all.

10 Reasons Not to Be A Writer

Friday, May 17, 2013

How It Feels When Your Ex Publishes a Book

Just because being human is sadly funny and those who can creatively sum that up with a few words and pictures are to be admired. Credit to  The Passive Voice  for sharing the link.

How It Feels When Your Ex Publishes a Book

Thursday, May 2, 2013

These Amazon Products Are No Joke, But the Online Reviews Are

A serious (not really) article about Amazon's creatively comedic reviewers. Great for a few hearty chuckles, if not for wise consumer choices. Courtesy of  The Wall Street Journal  by way of  The Passive Voice.

These Amazon Products Are No Joke, But the Online Reviews Are