Free eBook Giveaway : The Sky Drifter by Paris Singer

Free eBook Giveaway : The Sky Drifter by Paris Singer

Free eBook Giveaway : The Sky Drifter

by Paris Singer

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Action and Adventure, Fantasy, Science fiction, YA

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Something is very wrong aboard the Sky Drifter…

Seven is a brilliant student, gifted in strategy and the sport of Sphere. Wandering the vastness of space, his home is the Sky Drifter: an academy for the best students in the known universe. With his friends, Iris and Pi, Seven takes on rivals and visits planets for exploration and competition.

Everything is the way Seven likes it, until he sees a mysterious girl in a red coat who will reveal a dark secret that will bring everything he thought he knew crashing down around him.

Will Seven be able to escape the Sky Drifter?

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Dear, reader;  Thank you for your interest in The Sky Drifter, which I hope you’ll enjoy. Feel free to visit the Paris Singer website for more information on the various species within the novel. You can also join the mailing list, where you will be sent a copy of The Sky Drifter 2 pre-publication when it’s finished and ready, as well as the occasional competition, concept art, etc.

 

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Book Review – Oney, My Escape From Slavery by Diana Rubino and Piper Huguley

Book Review – Oney, My Escape From Slavery by Diana Rubino and Piper Huguley

Book Review – Oney, My Escape From Slavery

by Diana Rubino and Piper Huguley

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Oney: My Escape From Slavery by Diana Rubino and Piper Huguley is an epic historical novel that blends fact and fiction into a marvellous tale.

At its heart is the question of slavery. It is appalling to the modern reader that this vile trade ever existed. Slaves were not seen as people but commodities. Some were treated well, others not but a palace is as much of a prison as a shack if you are not free.

Oney was a forward thinking young woman who wanted not only her freedom. “I’ve had enough of bein’ property. I wanna own my own body.” She wanted an education too. She was a very brave young woman. The novel surrounds the plight of women. Even those who thought they were free, were actually subject to the will of their husbands.

There is a tentative bond between Oney and her mistress. She was treated kindly but still seen as a possession to be given away on a whim.
Religion is mentioned. There are some who want religion and the state separate, others who want them tied together. The African Free Church plays a part in Oney’s life. She also observes her mistress “prayed whenever she wanted a favor from God, but I never heard her thank Him afterward.”

The novel is a comprehensive account of life in the 1790’s. The reader hears about the War Of Independence – ironically not all men were free – and the French Revolution. The reader is party to parlour gossip.

Oney is brave, gutsy and likable. The reader cheers her on, urging her towards freedom. I liked her.
A powerful emotional read surrounding an abhorrent practice.

To all those brave men, women and children. “Slavery took our bodies but they can’t take our souls.”

I received this book for free from the Book Gobbler. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


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Free eBook Giveaway : Oney, My Escape From Slavery by Diana Rubino, Piper Huguley

Free eBook Giveaway : Oney, My Escape From Slavery by Diana Rubino, Piper Huguley

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Free eBook Giveaway : Oney, My Escape From Slavery

by Diana Rubino and Piper Huguley

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YA

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Oney Judge is Martha Washington’s ‘personal servant’ – and soon-to-be confidante. Oney is a ‘quadroon’ – three parts white and one part black. So, unlike the white people who so recently gained their independence from the Mother Country, Oney is not free. She is Lady Washington’s inherited property, though the word ‘slave’ is never spoken. Oney works in “the big house” at Mount Vernon, sewing dresses and serving tea. Lady Washington treats her as well as her own grandchildren. But though she is often mistaken as a Washington relative by visitors, Oney remains in bondage.

In the spring of 1796, Lady Washington tells Oney that she will make her granddaughter Eliza a nice wedding gift. Oney soon discovers this does not mean sewing a negligee or a quilt for a gift. No, it means that she will be the gift.

This is the day that Oney decides to escape – to put her forced bondage behind her and make her bid for freedom. On May 21, 1796, Oney walks straight past the Washingtons and out the front door. Although they make several attempts to capture her, she lives the rest of her life in freedom.

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I learned about Oney when researching Martha Washington. Her courage and determination will inspire teens and young adults.

 

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Free eBook : Surviving High School (The aNTS Club Way)  by Troy McCombs

Free eBook : Surviving High School (The aNTS Club Way) by Troy McCombs

Free eBook : Surviving High School (The aNTS Club Way)

by Troy McCombs

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YA

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Sixteen-year-old Matt Ingis is just trying to survive high school. But every proceeding day is always worse than the last. The constant bullying, combined with the crippling anxiety and depression, makes Matt’s life a living hell. Duke Rogers, the biggest, baddest kid in Blake High, beats him up whenever he sees him. Everyone else either blatantly ignores him or belittles him. His parents are too wrapped up in their divorce to listen to his problems. And the only thing his therapist’s been able to do is fuel his anger. Stumped for a solution, Matt has an impromptu idea one day while watching an ant crawl across the lunch room table. He consequently decides to create his own therapy group in order to overcome his growing list of problems. With the help of his only friend, Ray Miller, they seek out two other troubled high-school rejects into The aNT’S Club. But will it work? Only one thing is for certain. If Matt doesn’t get the help he needs soon, his repeated truancy will inevitably lead him to Briarwell, a juvenile detention center. And he would rather commit suicide before ending up there.

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I wrote this coming-of-age novel for everyone who’s ever thought they were an outsider without a place in this world. We do! Please leave a review, and I hope this story touched you.

 

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Free Paperback / Free YA novel : Cancionero Randolph Parrish

Free Paperback / Free YA novel : Cancionero Randolph Parrish

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Free Paperback Giveaway : Cancionero

by Randolph Parrish

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Genre:

YA

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About a boy who saved a town — almost.
Jeremy, a kid nobody wants, gets dumped in an orphanage full of other kids nobody wants. That would be the end of the story, except for an ancient spinster jilted in youth; a presumptuous and vain but cowardly mayor; a drunkard who is trying to find a second chance; a bully; a girl who can’t keep her socks clean; and a forlorn Western town.
You’re never a reject just because somebody else says so.

 

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Free Paperback Giveaway : Skeleton Mountain

Free Paperback Giveaway : Skeleton Mountain

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Free Paperback Giveaway : Skeleton Mountain

by Randolph Parrish

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YA

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An army major, a deserter, a proper young lady, and a bandit leader and his motley gang, compete to find a legendary treasure in the Old West. But what they find isn’t always the treasure they were searching for.

 

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Book Review – The Redcroft Journals: The Missing Journal by KY Eden

Book Review – The Redcroft Journals: The Missing Journal by KY Eden

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Book Review – The Redcroft Journals: The Missing Journal

by KY Eden

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Thrilling

The Redcroft Journals: The Missing Journal by K.Y. Eden is the first book in a thrilling new YA fantasy series. I am much older but I really enjoyed it, getting caught up in the action from the start.

Inheriting a house from an elderly neighbour means a pair of teenagers get far more than they bargained for. Bound together, the pair must right the wrongs of the past, searching for clues and artefacts along the way.

The novel shows that life is a spiritual battle that we do not understand. The realms are easy to tap into if you know what you are doing. There are good spirits and bad demons. The clue is knowing who to trust.

I am not usually drawn to fantasy novels but this is a real cracker. I read it, totally engrossed in the action and cannot wait for the second book. The ending is perfectly poised to continue the tale.

The characters are well drawn, realistic and likable. The reader wants them to succeed in their task and ‘feels’ bound to them in their quest.

The Missing Journal has an unusual plotline that gripped me from the start. I cannot wait to read the subsequent books.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own


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Reviewed by Rodney Strong

Nice set-up for future books and an enjoyable read!

When old man Bernie Watts dies he leaves more than just his physical possessions to village children Zak and Natalie. He also leaves a mystery that involves time travel, other realms, missing journals, and monsters.

Over the course of the book more questions are raised than answered for the two main characters, which nicely sets it up for future books. Zak and Natalie are well defined, as is the village and its other inhabitants. Zak’s family, including the annoying older brother Adam, will be very familiar to a lot of readers, in particular the bickering that’s common between siblings.

I enjoyed the story, and the world the author has created. However it felt like the book could have benefited from a good edit as there are some formatting issues, and patches where sentence structure could have been tightened.

All in all though, an enjoyable read.


 

 
Free Book “The Redcroft Journals Vol I : The Missing Journal” by K Y Eden

Free Book “The Redcroft Journals Vol I : The Missing Journal” by K Y Eden

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Free eBook / Free Paperback Giveaway : The Redcroft Journals – Vol I: The Missing Journal

by K Y Eden

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Fantasy, Science Fiction, YA

 

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The Redcroft Journals series is a coming of age, time-slip adventure that will lead you on a journey of discovery, require you to question the familiar and encourage you to embrace new possibilities. It’s an exploration into friendships that show faith will triumph, trust is powerful, and that we all have a hidden ability to share.

Zak Stone lives with his parents and older brother Adam in the seemingly ordinary village of Redcroft. When elderly resident Bernie Watts dies, it sparks life-changing supernatural events for Zak, his family, and their beautiful and mysterious neighbour, Natalie.

Fearful secrets unfold when Zak and Natalie find themselves thrown together to unravel Bernie’s extraordinary life and legacy. His Journals guide them on their quest and warn them to protect the future from the sinister dark creatures that are watching them.

Keeping it all a secret becomes increasingly difficult, yet reveals some interesting insights into their family ties and the history of Redcroft.

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Free book – The Path of the Child by Sojourner McConnell

Free book – The Path of the Child by Sojourner McConnell

The Path of the Child / Sojourner McConnell

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Fiction, YA

 

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Seventeen-year-old Melanie Easton lives in a loveless home with her negligent, self-absorbed, and potentially dangerous mother. Consequently, she knows loneliness. Unexpectedly offered a ride with a classmate, Robert Reynolds, Melanie finds there is more to people than she ever imagined. Living in self-imposed anonymity, Melanie struggles to survive without becoming bitter and hate filled.

After being befriended by Robert Reynolds, windows of opportunity open for Melanie. Accordingly, the road to discovery divulges there may be reasons for her strange home life. The reasons she never imagined until she begins unraveling the documents hidden away, until now.

Out of the discovery of the secrets, lies, and deceptions, come the possibility for exciting changes. Perhaps along with the answers, comes the opportunity for genuine happiness.

A suspenseful story that will engage your heart and mind with hopefulness and admiration for Melanie’s courage and willingness for self-discovery and personal growth.

 

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Children of the Wise Oak by Oliver J Tooley

Children of the Wise Oak by Oliver J Tooley

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Children of the Wise Oak

by Oliver J Tooley

“Children of the Wise Oak” is an epic journey written in a magical world where the Celtic-Roman era meets magic and mythology. It reminds me of Assaf Mehr’s Felix the Fox’s world only slightly more suitable for younger readers (led philosophical if you may).

Blyth and his younger brothers live in a remote Celtic village, in a lifestyle and surrounding of harsh survival where the tribe is put above all. When his father returns from distant lands, with apocalyptic prophecies that involves the newly formed Roman Republic – they are forced to flee from home. Guided by Gwenn, a powerful mage who knew their father, their journey leads them across the continent straight to the heart of the Roman Republic. They learn magic and shapeshifting, they come across new people and cultures and they learn to admire the amazing Roman architecture which is a million light years advance from anything they ever knew.

This book is the first in the “Wise Oak” series, the second being published soon, which has excited me a lot. I don’t tend to read fantasy, but the historical accuracy is so refined that I almost forget about the magical elements in the novel. In a sense – it can get teenagers to relate to historical event and would be appealing to mature readers with Tooley’s great figurative language and carrying imagery.
Looking forward to the next one!