Release Day: The Taking, by Terra HarmonyThe Taking by Terra Harmony
Series: Painted Maidens #3
Published by Patchwork Press on February 27, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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Eighteen-year-old Serena reigns as queen of both the Undine of The Deep and the wolves of The Dry. The alliance between her maidens and the werewolves is shaky when all at once the basic necessities of food and shelter are taken away and both their worlds fall apart. After decades of war, the two societies must work together to face what lies ahead. A promised land is theirs for the taking, but first, they must survive each other.

Happy release day to Terra Harmony and The Taking, book three in the Painted Maidens trilogy!

If you haven’t already read the first two books in the series, make sure to catch up with Serena and Liam’s story in The Rising (Book 1) and The Betrayed (Book 2). The series has mermaids, werewolves, adventure, danger… You won’t want to miss its finale!

Grab your copy of The Taking from Amazon, iTunes,Kobo, or Smashwords.


About Terra Harmony

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Terra is author of the Akasha Series, a set of four contemporary eco-fantasy novels. ‘Water’, ‘Air’ and ‘Fire’ are available as e-books, and ‘Earth’ is due to release in spring 2013.

Terra also has a vampire short story anthology published as an e-book called ‘The Kindred Curse Anthology’.

Terra was born and raised in Colorado but has since lived in California, Texas, Utah, North Carolina and Virginia. Terra has served a 5½ year enlistment in the Marine Corp, has earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree and presently runs the language services division of a small business.

Terra currently lives in a suburb of Washington, DC with her husband of 13 years and three children.

Release Day Blitz: Howl at the Moon, by L.A. StarkeyHowl at the Moon by L.A. Starkey
Series: Liarus Detectives #1
Published by Patchwork Press on February 23, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade, Mystery
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Synopsis:

Eighth graders, Ben, Jake, and Leah need cash, and mowing lawns in the winter just isn’t cutting it. Their need for cash births the Liarus (Liars R Us) Detective Agency! Their first client is Old Lady Smitz, who is said to have murdered her three sons and husband. She’s missing a family heirloom, but it’s not just any old trinket, it’s the crest of Lykoi.

There are only two rules: No girls are allowed and never seal a deal with the witch doctor. Disregarding danger, these three discover that money is usually more trouble than it’s worth!

Happy happy happy release day to Laurie and her new (and first!) middle grade title: Howl at the Moon. We here at Patchwork Press are so excited to be adding another incredible middle grade to our list, and we couldn’t be luckier to have that story be written by Laurie! The Liarus series is full of mystery, magic, and adventure. And let’s just look at that gorgeous illustration of the cover? The moon! The wolf! The creepy gate! What’s up with the glowing thing at his wrist?!! WE NEED TO KNOW! Aren’t you dying to find out what amazing stories wait behind such an awesome cover?

Make sure to add Howl at the Moon to GoodReads. Buy a copy from: Amazon.

About L.A. Starkey

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L.A. Starkey is the author of the Soul Keeper Series, a supernatural young adult series, and The Liarus Detective Series, a supernatural middle grade series.

She is a CPA by trade, a church planter and entrepreneur at heart; however, writing and reading are passions she just can’t help but indulge in. With more ideas than one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn’t seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy.

She writes under the following pen names: Kate Thomas (NA/Adult Paranormal); Isabella James (Sci-fi/Fantasy); and Lauren Elizabeth (Adult Contemporary Romance).

Release Day: Incite, by Erica Crouch

Release Day: Incite, by Erica CrouchIncite by Erica Crouch
Series: Ignite #2
Published by Patchwork Press on February 17, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 380
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Earth is in ruins, and the war of Heaven and Hell has spilled over into the mortal world. In the frozen wasteland of the apocalypse, Azael and his band of cohorts search for Pen and Michael with orders to kill. Little does he know that his sister has incited a rebel army of her own.

Angels and demons alike stand side by side, ready and willing to fight for a future they didn’t realize they could have. Change doesn’t come easy, though. Pen is wary of joining New Genesis’s revolution, but when Azael shows his hand and Pen learns all that he holds over them, she chooses to fight back, no matter the risk. She only has to survive, one hour at a time.

“Dark, action-packed, and beautifully written. Incite will have you desperately turning pages from beginning to end!” — Kellie Sheridan, author of Four of a Kind

After all the excitement of waiting…today’s the day! 

Happy book birthday to Incite, book two in the Ignite series. We can’t wait to see where Pen, Michael, and Azael’s story goes — and we know it’s gonna be one Hell (pun intended) of a ride! Make sure to dive into the series and join in on the adventure.

Here’s what a few early reviewers have to say about the next installment in Erica Crouch’s five-part series:

“Erica has such skill, and the way she wove in beautiful descriptions with the truly awful things going on left me wanting to read more long after I had finished the book.” Meghan Jashinsky

“This will no doubt be as firm a favourite as ‘Ignite’ has been these past (nearly) two years of my reading life.”Books for a Delicate Eternity

“The element of darkness is explored in ways that will leave you terrified, breathless,and amazed all at once.”The Cursed Empire

“Incite was perfection; a compelling read that kept me on the edge of my seat.” The Bookish Owl

“The ending of this book is killer, it will keep you wanting more…I already want the next one to be out!”Bookaholic Raves

Grab your copy — in paperback or ebook format — of Incite now from AmazonBarnes & NobleApple iBooks, or KoboAnd if you haven’t done so already, make sure to get caught up on the series by reading Igniteand Entice!

Make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the books!

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About Erica Crouch

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Erica Crouch is a young adult and new adult author from Baltimore, Maryland. She has a strange blended aesthetic of cute and spooky, and her books reflect her ever changing mood. (You may find romance, you may find gore—sometimes both in the same book, but probably not at the same time. Probably.)

Erica is the cofounder of Patchwork Press, an author-powered publisher of middle grade, young adult, and new adult titles. She is the head of editorial services and design, with nearly fifty projects to her name.

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The CoreThe Core by Kate Thomas
Series: Equilibrium #1
Published by Patchwork Press on February 12, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal
Format: eBook
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There’s something strange about David, something that goes beyond the way he makes Ellie feel. He’s wealthy, poised, and a complete enigma. With nothing to lose but her heart, Ellie goes in search of the truth — a search that leads her down an eye-opening path that reveals secrets about the world she thought she knew.

The world’s order is held in careful balance, the essence of good and evil tilting the scale. When the fabric of reality is stripped away, Ellie is forced to make a decision to follow the path David’s constructed before her or simply walk away. The Core is missing and someone must step up and stand between the light and darkness, holding each back and maintaining equilibrium.

Happy release day to book one in the Equilibrium series, The Core! If you’re interested in genre New Adult, you’re definitely going to want to check this one out! Grab your copy of The Core on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo.

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A Grimm Legacy was one of the first books Patchwork Press ever published, so we’re very excited to announce the release of it’s sequel, Grimm Memories. We think you’re going to like this one even more than the first!

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It has been six months since Quinn and her friends returned home after barely escaping Elorium—but no one ever really leaves the world where fairy tales are born. Not a day has gone by where they haven’t thought about returning to save Jack. Even their dreams are urging them to return to the strange world.

Falling back into the fairy tale world, they find the situation even more dire than the way they left it. Jack has disappeared, and he’s not the only one. Elorium’s citizens are near panic as characters are missing and rumors are spreading about massive creatures roaming the sky. A rising darkness is enslaving the dreamers, and in a land filled with water nymphs and malevolent mazes, it’s hard to find any allies.

Despite the risks of their rescue mission, Fredrick is determined to bring back his grandfather, no matter how personal the cost.

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The first of our three big upcoming release is here! Today is the release day for Puppet by our one and only Pauline C. Harris. Her Pinocchio retelling is already getting wonderful reviews, and we can’t wait to share it with all of you.

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About the book:

Penelope lives in a world of advanced technology but many claim society has yet to catch up. Marionettes have advanced in the form of robots; lifelike creations remote controlled to perform super human tasks.

When Penelope makes a deal with Jed, a marionette-obsessed scientist, she doesn’t fully realize what she’s getting herself into. In order for Jed to take her away from the orphanage she lives in, she must first agree to undergo his experiments and tests, ultimately creating something no one ever dreamed possible; the first living marionette.

As Jed shows off his scientific creation to the world, concerns arise surrounding Penelope’s abilities and what she’s capable of doing. Ordered to somehow lessen her abilities, Jed makes a desperate attempt to change Penelope to make her more human, more vulnerable. After Penelope lies to the officials about her past, Jed makes sure it’s the last one she’ll ever utter. The truth is now the only thing she is capable of telling.

As Penelope struggles with her past, her disturbingly new present, and her uncertain future, she is thrust into a magically twisted world of mayhem in search of the one thing she wants, but knows she can never have. The chance to be just a girl again. To be normal. To be real.

 

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Review snippets:

“It says it’s a retelling of Pinocchio but I think it was more than that. Maybe because it was a orphaned sixteen year old who was becoming a puppet. Was very hard to read some of the lonliness and heartache Pen had went through in the orphanage. How being someone’s experiment was a better alternative. I don’t want to give to much away. It’s more fun being surprised what happens next.” – Amazon reviewer

“I am a fan of fairytale re-tellings, and even though Pinocchio is one of my least favorite stories, I just couldn’t pass up reading this book. And I like it much more than the original tale. Penelope is character that I sympathized more with than a little wooden puppet boy that didn’t know what being alive meant. Penelope grew up in an orphanage, and gave up what being a “normal” human to try and make up for her past sins.” – Pages to Explore

“The author finds such an exquisite and unique plot filled with advanced technology & action and weavers it perfectly with many Pinocchio aspects.”

Release Day: The Betrayed, by Terra HarmonyThe Betrayed by Terra Harmony
Series: Painted Maidens #2
Published by Patchwork Press Published September 26, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 231
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Two separate worlds; the Undine of the Deep and the Wolves of the Dry. A history muddled in war but thick with family bonds blur the lines of right and wrong. The youngest members of each race unite, trying to steer their people away from the brink of disaster. Serena and Liam must work together to resolve the problems of their people before the pressure tears these twin siblings apart. But the betrayed are angry, and are out for revenge.

Happy release day to Terra Harmony and her newest release, The Betrayed — book two in the Painted Maidens series.

Hopefully you’ve already read The Rising, book one in the series, and are ready to dive in to the next installment in this fantasy world. If you are a fan of mythology about werewolves and mermaids, I think this series might be right up your alley!

Grab a copy of The Betrayed from Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, Kobo, or B&N, and of course add it to your TBR list on GoodReads!


About Terra Harmony

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Terra is author of the Akasha Series, a set of four contemporary eco-fantasy novels. ‘Water’, ‘Air’ and ‘Fire’ are available as e-books, and ‘Earth’ is due to release in spring 2013.

Terra also has a vampire short story anthology published as an e-book called ‘The Kindred Curse Anthology’.

Terra was born and raised in Colorado but has since lived in California, Texas, Utah, North Carolina and Virginia. Terra has served a 5½ year enlistment in the Marine Corp, has earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree and presently runs the language services division of a small business.

Terra currently lives in a suburb of Washington, DC with her husband of 13 years and three children.

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HAPPY RELEASE DAY TO THE LOST LOCKET OF LAHARI!

The amazing authors here at Patchwork Press published the first ever Patchwork Press anthology!

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Book Description:

In a dusty, dilapidated stall tucked away in an alcove of a bustling Bazaar in India, a man with a rickety spine and a spindly beard bends over his work bench, forging a locket with accidental magic. There’s power in a wish, and there’s nothing he wants more than for his children to return home. The locket was intricately crafted, adorned with one dragonfly for each of his children—and the power to find them.

With the guidance of fate, the locket skips through time and journeys across oceans, traveling from person to person in a constant search for the souls whispered into its vessel. Centuries after the magical old man in the Bazaar became near-forgotten myth and whispered legend, the locket has fallen into the hands of those with echoes of the six dragonflies: the seeker, the empath, the dreamer, the confidant, the adventurer, and the dancer.

In the hands of its new owners, the power of the locket adapts, bending and remaking itself to answer need. While the locket never found the children of Lahari, it found the next best thing… Their spirits.

The six novellas of the Lost Locket of Lahari anthology pause a moment in time when the locket finds the ripples of its ancestry. From the Victorian-era to the Roaring Twenties, the 1940s, the modern day and beyond, this anthology is a collection of stories as dynamic as the authors themselves.

NOW FOR THE EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

Instead of our usual blogtour we wanted to do something more interactive. So the first ever Patchwork Press Scavenger Hunt was born.

What is it?

Everyday for the next two weeks we will be revealing a letter. These reveals will be on fun blog posts about the anthology, pinterest, instagram, and twitter. What will these letters spell out? The theme of our next anthology. Find all of the letters and unscramble the word and you have exclusive information before we even reveal it officially.

When will it be?

There will be 14 posts. Two weeks of hunting!!

What do I do?

Go to each post and collect the letters and read all of the fun posts.

How do I find every post?

No need to worry, we will tweet each post on the official @patchwork_press twitter. The master key of all the posts in case you miss any will be right here.

LINKS

WEEK 1

Stop 1: Lost Locket of Lahari Playlist with Hannah 

Stop 2: Mood Boards with Erica Crouch

Stop 3: Author Interview with Angela Myron

Stop 4: Anthology Vlog with Aly

WEEK 2

Release Day: Duality, by Kellie SheridanDuality by Kellie Sheridan
Series: Hitchhiker Strain #2
Published by Patchwork Press, Published February 25, 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult
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The end of everything came quickly, but the road back is endless and full of heartbreak.

After months of only death and loss, Veritas may be the answer everyone has been searching for—a cure. Savannah wants nothing more than to begin rebuilding, but with both the Initiative and the United Militia vying for power, there are no easy answers. Ending the threat for good could mean becoming something far worse than the monsters she is fighting against.

The infected will not go quietly. For Chelsea, the choice to step back into the world of the living is anything but simple. No miracle can erase the memories of the things she saw or the people she killed. While the girl she was struggles against the beast she became, Chelsea must make a choice—succumb or fight.

Today — or yesterday, really — is the release day of Duality, the sequel to Kellie Sheridan’s Mortality and the Hitchhiker Strain. Right now Kellie’s in Mexico (I know, I’m jealous too), but let’s celebrate Duality’s release and surprise her with some awesome sales or reviews for when she gets back! Trust me, if you enjoyed Mortality, you’re going to LOVE Duality and its new (and returning) characters. Really… You can’t go wrong with zombies and Kellie Sheridan!

Purchase your copy of DualityAmazon | B&N

*The paper back of Duality will be available come March!

About Kellie Sheridan

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I have been in love with stories in all of their forms for as long as I can remember. Admittedly, sometimes that means falling into places like Stars Hollow and Sunnydale, but books have always been my true love. In early 2011 I began writing a book blog in order to share my favorite reads with book lovers. From there, the bookish community encouraged me to stop sitting on my own stories and share them instead. Since then I’ve been madly devouring everything I can about digital publishing.

For the past two years I have been mainly obsessed with young adult books, but my favorite stories still come from the adult fantasy genre. As far as I’m concerned, Briggs, Bishop, Vincent and Vaughn are all must reads.

I spent part of my twenties living in Galway, Ireland and swooning after various lilting accents but am now back home in Ontario, Canada. My family includes two Glen of Imaal Terriers and a Green Cheek Conure.

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