Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fallon's Q & A with Author Amber Garr - During our 500 Likes Celebration

I am so excited to celebrate our Facebook pages 500 likes by having a special guest today! 

Today we have Amber Garr joining us for a Q & A

I am so excited to welcome with us Amber Shawl Garr, thank you for joining us now for a Q&A session! 

Seeing Double in Neverland -   Question 1) What age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

Amber Shawl Garr  - Thanks ladies! I've been creating my whole life but it wasn't until 4-5 years ago that I started writing seriously. And now I can't stop!

Seeing Double in Neverland Question 2) - What was the inspiration behind your Water Crisis Chronicles series?

Amber Shawl Garr - Well, I'm a scientist by day and for YEARS I've wanted to tell a story about what would happen when we ran out of the one resource we absolutely needed to survive - drinking water. Then one day, I envisioned the opening scene with Zach running for his life after stealing a small amount of water for his friends/family...and the rest is history. Ha!

Amber Shawl Garr  - Originally it was only supposed to be one, stand-alone book - but you know how that goes.

Seeing Double in Neverland -  Question 3) -  Amber Shawl Garr What Made you choose such a strong female lead such as Vivienne for Waterproof?

Amber Shawl Garr -  I'm a sucker for strong females and not a fan of characters who don't really stand up for themselves. I also kind of liked that she turned out to be the 'tougher" of the two leads - the other one who happens to be the boy she's always loved just never really faced it.

Seeing Double in Neverland  - Question 4) -  Amber Shawl Garr I am kind of in love with Riley. I like bad boys, is he going to play a major role in book 2?

Amber Shawl Garr Oh yes! Riley is very...complicated...and sometimes misunderstood. He will be very prevalent in Vee's life after that dramatic ending in Waterproof.

Seeing Double in Neverland  - Question 5) -  Amber Shawl Garr So what book is Fallon making an appearance? And is she the Villian?

Amber Shawl Garr Ha! For those who don't know - I love the name Fallon. So, she made it into my new YA book SOULLESS. I don't want to give too much away, but I will say that she's introduced in Book 1 as a somewhat villain, but may redeem herself in Book 2.  And Morgan - I think I'll have to throw you in the mix too...

Seeing Double in Neverland Thank you so much for coming by Amber Shawl Garr and answering our questions

Amber Shawl Garr Of course! Thanks so much for having me - you two are awesome!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Waterfall Cover Reveal (The Water Crisis Chronicles) by Amber Garr

Happy World Water Day! And happy cover reveal day for The Water Crisis Chronicles Book 0.5. As a part of today's celebration for raising awareness about water and energy consumption, I thought I'd celebrate with a cover and website reveal!

First, here's the cover and blurb for WATERFALL...


Waterfall (Book 0.5)

The water is gone. The wars have begun.

Clean water is a luxury most can no longer afford. Climate change, industrial sabotage, and greed have turned country against country as each one tries to provide for its citizens. Terrorist groups target desalinization plants and frustrated governments hunt those who work against them. Rationing, sequestering, and patrolling have become routine at a time when there are too many people and not enough resources.

While the world around them disintegrates into chaos, Zach and Vivienne hope that their life in a government-run complex will retain some semblance of normalcy. But when attacks on their water supplies bring war to their sheltered community, they must accept their new fate. Stay and fight or flee and endure—it’s a difficult decision with lasting consequences.

Will they choose what’s safe? Or will they choose to survive?

Coming April 22, 2014

And now you can learn more about Zach and Vee's world, the government, the timeline, and what you can do help bring clean drinking water to the millions who don't have it (more about that coming later).

You can also read about how the series began with WATERPROOF sporting its new cover makeover as well!

Waterproof (Book 1)

Dying of thirst is the new reality.

Five years after the last drop of clean water disappeared, global societies collapsed and nuclear war shattered all hope of recovery. In a place now only a skeleton of its former self, survivors fight to avoid capture by the government. Forced to work in factories that produce the only drinking water available, those who go in, never come out.

Zach and Vivienne have lived as deserters since they were teenagers. Fighting amongst their own and scrounging for the necessities of life, they’ve learned to rely on each other in every way. Yet when tragedy strikes and the true objectives of the government facility are revealed, their world is ripped apart.

A fate once thought to hold their demise may be the sole answer to their survival. Who can they trust? Who can they believe?

In this life, it pays to be waterproof.

Cover by Creative Book Designs and Amber Garr

Find Amber at:
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

500 Likes Facebook event and Giveaways!

We have reached 500 likes on our facebook page and are doing an event from 3/21/14 - 3/25/14

Tons of books signed, books, e-copies, Swag, and more...



links are in the comment box!

3 great prizes up for Grabs
1) Jessica Brody Signed Unremembered and Arc Signed of Unforgotten plus signed Swag
2) Jamie Ayres Signed 18 Things plus Swag
3) Catching Fire Book, Journal and swag

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Unremembered by Jessica Brody - Review by Fallon

4 out of 5 stars

Author Description:

When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.

Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.

Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

From popular young adult author Jessica Brody comes a compelling and suspenseful new sci-fi series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.

Fallon's Review:

I loved the beginning of this book. The concept of a girl in the middle of the ocean after her plane crashed and she is the only survivor. She has no memory of who she is or even basic knowledge a person would have. She is overwhelmed by the press and stuck in a hospital till a foster family lets her move in with them. The only possession she owns is a locket with s+z=1609 on it.

She soon discovers she is anything but a normal girl. She has intelligence and abilities that are unexplainable. There is also a guy that keeps popping up and every time he does she feels this unexplained warmth. She does not want to believe the things he tells her are true.

This story was so great. It was suspenseful and had lots of action that kept you entertained. The words were so visual. I can not wait to read book 2 Unforgotten. I am giving this only 4 out of 5 stars cause it reminded me of going to the movies and seeing a really great action movie. Then it comes out on dvd and you remember all the best parts and hesitate to pick it up again. I am hoping book 2 changes that and brings some sentiment to the story, that will draw you back over and over again. This was still great and a must read.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Alliance Review Tour by Aubrie Dionne - Review by Fallon

Title: Alliance
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Series: Paradise Reclaimed #3
Genre: Young Adult fantasy
Release Date: January 31, 2014

“Saving him meant saving her colony…”

Lyra Bryan has been saving people her whole life from a chick in the ventilation pipes to her mentally ill brother when his mind drifts back to Old Earth. She meets her match when she finds a gorgeous alien man aboard the arachnid ship. Captured after a failed attempt to save his people, his spirit is broken, craving only vengeance. To save her colony, Lyra must save his body and soul.

Lyra’s lifemate, Tauren, is jealous of her obsession with the alien man and will do anything in his power to break them apart. While they travel to the arachnid’s home world to defeat the mother brain once and for all, they must set aside their differences and work as a team. But, can Tauren be trusted?

5 out of 5 stars

Fallon's Review:

I love Alien books. This book grips you and pulls you in from the first page. Not only do you have the arachnid Aliens which bring the awesome creepy effect but then you have the gorgeous alien Asteran. Lyra is swooning over Asteran and Tauren is not ok with this attraction. Asteran is from Priavenus and seems a little broken.

Did I say I love Alien books. This book is set apart from the other alien books that fluff the story and make all aliens pretty and appealing and while this book has that, it has the intense aspect with the arachnid's. The poisonous venom that they inject into there prey adds to the intensity of the encounters. Once you start this book you wont be able to put it down. Sorry a little short I don't do spoilers. I am, giving this book 5 out of 5 stars. Add this to your read list below and you wont be sorry.


About the Author

Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "A concert flutist" when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

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