Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Happy (belated) Release Day, The Treatment by Suzanne Young!

Yesterday marked the release of The Treatment, the much anticipated sequel to The Program by Suzanne Young! Happy (belated) Book Birthday!

Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.”

How do you stop an epidemic?

Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.

Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.

Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?



Suzanne Young currently lives in Tempe, Arizona where she teaches high school English and obsesses about books. She's the author of A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL, A WANT SO WICKED, and THE PROGRAM. Learn more about Suzanne at


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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Book Excerpt: The Midnight Spell by Kody Boye and Rhiannon Frater

Today We Do Write is pleased to participate in the blog tour for The Midnight Spell by Kody Boye and Rhiannon Frater with a glimpse into the novel. You can read the spine-tingling excerpt below.

The Midnight Spell by Kody Boye and Rhiannon Frater 
Published by: Permuted Press
Publication date: February 28th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Best friends since kindergarten, Adam and Christy have always been the perpetual outsiders in their small town in Texas. The other kids call Adam gay and Christy a witch.

On both counts the bullies are right.

Their junior year in high school seems destined to be the same old same old until Christy decides to cast a love spell for Adam at the midnight hour. The next day an alluring and mysterious boy enrolls at school and sets hearts aflutter, including Adam’s. Meanwhile, Christy’s mad crush on the handsome football player, Ian, seems to be going nowhere fast and her witch puberty is making her life miserable.

When a great evil arrives in town that threatens everything they hold dear, the best friends realize that finding a boyfriend is the least of their worries. Soon Adam and Christy will have to battle a force of darkness that has killed in their town before, and will again.



Callie’s low growl woke me from a hazy nightmare. Teeth chattering, I shivered under my comforter as I checked the time. It was a little after three a.m. Rolling over I saw that Callie was at the end of the bed. Her back was arched, her ears lay flat against her head, and she alternated between hissing and growling.

“Callie?” I whispered, unnerved.

The cat gave me one sharp look, her yellow eyes glowing in the darkness. I got the distinct feeling she was warning me to stay still. Clutching my covers to my chin, I stared into the murky darkness of my room. The only light was the dark blue illumination of my alarm clock and it barely pierced the blackness. My cat had a preternatural glow about her, light rippling along her calico coat.

As my mind woke completely, so did my witch senses. I gradually realized there was a presence in the room. It wasn’t just the latest cold front that was making my room feel like the Arctic Circle. There was something in the room drawing the energy from the air and plunging my room’s temperature into North Pole iciness.

“Who’s there?” I called out, my voice breaking.

My eyes slowly adjusted to the dark the longer I peered into it. I could feel my eyes dilating, attempting to drink in what little light was in the room. Out of the gloom, my vanity took shape. The clutter sprawled across its surface were dark lumps beneath the mirror. I quickly averted my eyes, afraid to peer into a mirror in the dark, especially on All Hallow’s Eve.

Again Callie let out a low, warning growl. She edged toward the middle of the bed, her gaze firmly set on the vanity. Nervously, I reached out to turn on the lamp. I opened my mouth to call out for my parents, but my voice refused to obey. With trembling fingers, I turned on the lamp. For a brief moment my room was filled with warm, yellow light. In that split second, I saw that my mirror was completely frosted over and the words “Marek is the Devil!” was etched in the icy surface. Then the light bulb popped, thin shards of glass tinkling to the floor, and the room was filled with the night.

This time the darkness was absolute. I could see nothing, not even my alarm clock. Again I opened my mouth to scream, but the only sound that issued out of my tight throat was a thin, weedy whistle.

Callie yowled right beside my head and sent me tumbling out of the bed in fright. I landed hard on my right hip, gasping at the pain. Seconds later, the window next to my bed exploded, glass raining over my bed. Something landed with a distinct thump on my bed and I heard an angry grunt.

“Where are you?” a low, terrifying voice rumbled.

Callie slipped into my arms, her body tense and ready to fight. Too afraid to move or make a sound, I lay on the floor beneath my comforter, staring at the dark shape dimly illuminated by the moonlight creeping through the broken window. It was crouched on my bed, red eyes glowing, turning slowly as it sought me out.

Even though I was terrified, I realized that either I had hidden myself, or Callie had. Several times I saw the red eyes stare right at me, but it did not acknowledge my presence. I was torn between trying to scream for my parents again and risking the creature detecting me, or cowering in silence hoping it would leave.


Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of over a dozen books, including the As the World Dies zombie
trilogy (Tor), as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living (declared the #1 Zombie Release of 2012 by Explorations Fantasy Blog and the #1 Zombie Novel of the Decade by B&N Book Blog), and other horror novels. In 2014, her newest horror novel, The Mesmerized, will be released by Permuted Press. Dead Spots will be published in 2015 by Tor. She was born and raised a Texan and presently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets).  She loves scary movies, sci-fi and horror shows, playing video games, cooking, dyeing her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.



Born and raised in Southeastern Idaho, Kody Boye began his writing career with the publication of his story
[A] Prom Queen’s Revenge at the age of fourteen. Published nearly three-dozen times before going independent at eighteen, Boye has authored numerous works—including the short story collection Amorous Things, the novella The Diary of Dakota Hammell, the zombie novel Sunrise and the epic fantasy series The Brotherhood Saga. He is represented by Hannah Brown Gordon of the Foundry Literary + Media Agency.

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Happy Book Birthday: Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland


Welcome to the Release Day Blitz for

Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland

presented by Month9Books!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

A captivating debut about the fragility of life, love, and perspective.
Alex Ash was born broken. Living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is like living on death row, but she is willing to fight for her frail life as long as it includes the boy next door. Chase has always held the pieces of her together, but when he dies tragically, Alex’s unfavorable fate becomes a blessing in disguise. 
Faced with a choice, she finds herself in a peculiar world where rooms can absorb emotions and secrets are buried six feet under. Among limitless minds, envious spirits, and soulless banshees, Alex hardly rests in peace

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Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland
Publisher: Month9Books
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
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A. Lynden RollandA. Lynden Rolland was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, a picturesque town obsessed with boats and blue crabs. She has always been intrigued by the dramatic and the broken, compiling her eccentric tales of tragic characters in a weathered notebook she began to carry in grade school. She is a sports fanatic, a coffee addict, and a lover of Sauvignon Blanc, thunderstorms and autumn leaves. When she isn’t hunched behind a laptop at her local bookstore, she can be found chasing her two vivacious children. She now resides just outside Annapolis with her husband and young sons.
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Monday, 28 April 2014

Excerpt and Giveaway: Cutlass by Ashley Nixon @AshleyMNixon

Today we're joining the Cutlass blog tour by sharing an excerpt from the book as well as giving you a chance to win some literary goodies. First, let's learn more about the book.

Cutlass by Ashley Nixon
(Cutlass Series #1)
Publication date: April 23rd 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Notorious pirate Barren Reed has one thing on his mind: Revenge against the man who killed his father. So kidnapping his enemy’s fiancĂ© seems a perfect plan…until he actually does it.

Larkin Lee is more than a pretty face and fiancé to a powerful man. Her fierce personality is enough to make any pirate want to push her overboard.

But when the King of the Orient comes to Barren with a task—to find the Bloodstone, a powerful gem thought only to exist in legend, Barren sees another opportunity to destroy his enemy. Together, Barren, Larkin and a crew of pirates set off to find the stone, only to discover it caused the death of Barren’s own mother and Larkin’s, too. As his strongest allies turn into his greatest enemies, and the life of the girl he kidnapped becomes more important than he ever dreamed, Barren’s quest for revenge becomes a fight to save the Orient.


“It is required by the code that I kill any privateers I come into contact with—a waste, really. You were brave.”
Barren moved his arm back and thrust the blade toward the young lord. Larkin moved quickly, snatching Leaf’s cutlass from his hand, she deflected Barren's sword and stood between the two.
“No!” she cried fiercely. “You will spare him!”
“You do not command me!” Barren’s voice was deadly.
“What would you gain from his death?”
“He cannot be trusted!”
“You've spent all your life killing the wrong people! How many more lives will you take to pay for one?”
Barren let his blade fall to his side. His gaze seared her, and he could tell she was afraid. Her eyes were wide, and she breathed heavily, but her hands tightened on the hilt of Leaf’s blade. For a moment, he wanted to end her life. Then he would have no more interferences, but he knew he couldn’t. He took a step toward her, eyes narrowing.
“Move,” he commanded. Larkin glared up at him and shook her head. Barren tightened his jaw.
“It's okay, Larkin,” she heard Jonathan's voice. “Move.”
Barren watched as she turned to face Jonathan. Because she was distracted, Leaf was able to reach forward and pull her away from the scene, ripping the blade from her hands. Barren stepped forward, repositioned himself before the man and pointed the sword at Jonathan’s neck. All Barren had to do was push ever so slightly and blood would pool on the ground, a terrible gurgling sound that would fill the air. Larkin would scream—scream that he was a monster. Only now, she would see it, she would really know it.


Ashley was born and raised in Oklahoma, where the wind really does sweep down the plains, and horses and carriages aren’t used as much as she’d like. When she’s not writing, she’s hard at work on her Master’s degree in Library Science and Information Technology, working out, or pretending she’s Sherlock Holmes. Her obsession with writing began after reading the Lord of the Rings in the eighth grade. Since then, she’s loved everything Fantasy–resulting in an unhealthy obsession with the ‘geek’ tab on Pinterest, where all things awesome go.

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Friday, 25 April 2014

Cover Reveal: Shadows Fall Away by Kit Forbes

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

Shadows Fall Away by Kit Forbes

presented by Month9Books!

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Mark Stewart is one incident away from becoming a juvenile delinquent, and his parents have had enough. They ship Mark off to London England to stay with his eccentric aunt Agatha who is obsessed with all things Jack the Ripper. After a strange twist of luck, Mark is struck by lightning, and he wakes to find himself in 1888 Victorian London. 
His interest in a string of murders Scotland Yard has yet to solve make him a likely suspect. After all, why would a young boy like Mark know so much about the murders? Could he be the ripper they've been searching for? Convinced the only way to get back home is to solve the murders, Mark dives headfirst into uncovering the truth. 
Mark's only distraction comes in the form of the beautiful Genie Trembly, a girl who is totally out of his league and who may have already caught the attention of the infamous ripper. To save her, he'll endanger both their lives, and risk being trapped in the past forever.

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Publication date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Kit Forbes
Kit Forbes has been a lover of books, history, and all things paranormal for as long as she can remember. She lives in Western Pennsylvania with her youngest daughter and an assortment of cats who give new meaning to the world bizarre.
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