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Off Planet Author Interview & Give Away!

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I always enjoy doing my Take 10 Q&As with various authors. This time, I'm really excited for you to get to know Aileen Erin! She was one of the students I mentored when she was attending Seton Hill University for her MFA. And I'm proud to say she has done well with her writing career since graduation (so satisfying for a mentor). 

Her latest book is a YA Science Fiction that I had the pleasure of providing feedback for the first 50 pages. Once she finished writing it, she asked me to provide a blurb for her book and I enjoyed it so much I gave her a blurb and invited her to my blog.

My blurb: "In this bleak world, one spark of hope soon turns into an inferno. And just like a fireball, once this story is ignited, it just doesn't stop."

Cover copy: Maité Martinez has always yearned for more than waitressing in a greasy diner, especially when most people have left the polluted ruins of Earth behind for a better life on other planets. It’s not just working at the …

Snyder's Soulfinders!

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Snyder's Soulfinders is A NEW Facebook Reading Group for my readers! I started it a week ago and it already has almost 800 members! We're discussing all things BOOKS! Mostly my books, but others as well, and the best part is finding other MVS readers to talk to.

Some popular posts so far:

Introduce Yourself & Name your favorite MVS book: Readers from all over the world have chimed in.

Show off your books: So many lovely collections and amazing bookcases! Jealous!

How did you discover MVS's books: Lots of crazy recommendations and odd circumstances.

Who else writes: Many readers are aspiring novelists.

A discussion on Ari & Janco's relationship: Are they more than friends?

Upcoming Posts:

Ask Maria: A place to ask me questions!

Also I'll be posting news about my schedule and books to the group - FIRST! And hosting special contests to win prizes.

Link to Join:
Snyder's Soulfinders

Please answer 2 of the 3 questions as best that you can! We don't want any …

The Eyes of Tamburah

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Doesn't that title sound like a fantasy book? In fact, it's my NEXT book and the start of a new series titled Archives of the Invisible Sword.  Book 1, The Eyes of Tamburah is coming out on June 17, 2019 in Australia/New Zealand! Isn't the cover fantastic? It's perfect - really perfect.

I've no idea when it'll be out in the US/UK/Canada/etc... Still waiting on news. See here's the thing...my publisher for all my other novels (except NTS), Harlequin decided not to publish anymore of my new books. Except the Australian office - they believed in me and bought both my new series - a fantasy one and the SF one! Which was wonderful and is why I have publication dates for Australia and New Zealand, but not for the other countries. I'm shopping the series around to other publishers and hope to get some interest. I tried to find a home for Navigating the Stars without luck so that's why I did it myself! If I can't find a home for The Eyes of Tamburah, I…

Navigating the Stars Audio Book Giveaway!

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The audio book for Navigating the Stars is available! Woo Hoo!! To celebrate yet another fantastic job by narrator Gabra Zackman, who has just been nominated for an Audie Award (congratulations, love!), we're giving away 20 free copies!

Unfortunately, I only have codes for the US and the UK so it's limited to my readers who can access Audible in the US and in the UK.

See below for the Rafflecopter!

To listen to a free sample, go here:  NTS Audio Book US/UK





The Australian audio book was narrated by Alice Barrington and is available to readers who live in Australia and New Zealand. You can listen to a free sample here: NTS Audio Book ANZ

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Smoke & Summons Author Interview & Give Away!

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Last April, Charlie's publisher asked me to read her book, Smoke & Summons for a potential cover quote. Reading books well before they're out is one of the perks of being an author. However, waiting to talk about it and tell all my friends and readers about it has been killing me! Finally, I'm able to share how much I loved this book and loved both Sandis and Rone!

Charlie was also kind enough to answer my Take 10 questions. And she is offering a hardcover book and an audio book to two lucky winners in the US only. And I'm offering one paperback book to an international winner. See the Rafflecopter form below!

Here's my cover quote: Once this story gets going, the action—Just. Doesn’t. Stop. By the time you reach the end, you’re breathless.

The cover blurb: As a human vessel for an ancient spirit, Sandis lives no ordinary life. At the command of her master, she can be transformed against her will into his weapon—a raging monster summoned to do his bidding. Unlik…

Navigating the Stars OUT NOW!

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I'm excited to announce that Navigating the Stars is available now worldwide!

Navigating the Stars is the first book of my Sentinels of the Galaxy series. It's a fast-paced, action adventure science fiction story, starring Lyra Tian Daniels. It's set 400 years in the future and, in this world humans have discovered Chinese Terracotta Warriors on exoplanets throughout the Milky Way Galaxy. Lyra's parents are the archaeological experts with a capital E and are assigned to travel to Planet Yulin to assess the newest Warrior discovery.

Lyra's not as enthused about the adventure to say the least, but, since she's not yet eighteen Actual years old, she has no choice but to leave her friends behind--50 years behind that is. Traveling through space very fast has a big price--the time dilation. However, once she arrives at Planet Yulin fifty years in the future, she has more to worry about than missing her friends. Looters attack and strange things are afoot!

One of the…

Navigating the Stars Give Away!

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The countdown has begun and there's about a month and a half until my latest book, Navigating the Stars is published! To celebrate, I'm giving away 2 advance reading copies (ARCs) and 12 custom book labels that I will sign and personalize for you to place in your copy.

The give away is open to ALL! It ends on Halloween - October 31. Check out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

The book will be published in Australia and New Zealand on November 19, 2018. Isn't the cover gorgeous? There will be an audio book available in AU/NZ as well, narrated by the lovely Eloise Oxer.

I'm also independently publishing the book in the US, Canada, and the UK on December 1, 2018. I don't have cover art yet (or links -but they're coming soon), but Josh Durham is working on it - he also did the cover art for the Australian edition. And the fabulous Gabra Zackman is narrating the audio book.

Here are some pre-order links for the AU/NZ edition:

Amazon Australia
Angus & Robertso…