Bookish news: a cool summary of what I’ve seen on my inbox this week!

Hi, guys! Hope everyone is happy and ready for Friday, because it’s almost here! ❤ To help you see the light and to make the week go by faster, I prepared another edition of the Bookish News that I receive on the comfort of my inbox, haha!

You see, I’m a sucker for newsletters. I’m positive I’m signed up to over a hundred of them easily enough, haha! Mostly are bookish, as you’d expect, and sometimes I get to see really nice releases or news from authors that deserve to be shouted to the world ❤ And that’s what I’ll be doing today =)

Just as I did last time, you’ll find the bookish news sorted alphabetically by the author’s first name because I want it that way, haha! #backstreetboysfeelings

On this post, you’ll find news about: Amy McNulty, B. Kristin McMichael, DeAnna Knippling, Lucy Abbot, Michelle Madow, R. J. Scott and Riley Knight.

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BOOK TOUR: The Blood of the Hydra, by Michelle Madow (Elementals #2)

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Hello, there! Good morning 🙂 It’s my deepest pleasure to introduce you to today’s blog tour, my first with Barclay Publicity. Our star is the second book in the Elementals series by no one less than Michelle Madow: The Blood of the Hydra! 😀

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The Blood of the Hydra

Elementals #2

Michelle Madow

Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing

Release Date: April 18th, 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

summary

A demigod who can kill with a touch. It’s an ability that must be kept secret from everyone, even from those trusted most.

Finding out that she was a witch was strange enough, but now Nicole must face the realization that she has the rare power to kill with just a touch. No one can know her secret—not even Blake, who she’s had undeniable chemistry with since first moving to town.

 Now Nicole, Blake, and the three others with elemental powers must stop a series of monsters that they previously believed to be dead from rising once again and destroying the mortal world. The creatures they face on this journey will be more dangerous than anything they’ve encountered yet. Will they all survive the quest? And how long will it be until Nicole is forced to use her ability to kill in front of everyone, revealing the true darkness of her powers?

 Find out in The Blood of the Hydra, and join the Elementals on their next journey in their quest to save the world—or die trying.

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I’m especially excited about this book because I’ve won a giveaway of Michelle’s this month and now I have the first book in this series awaiting for me on my shelves!! 😀 It won’t get its turn soon enough, haha!

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You can find The Blood of the Hydra in both paperback and ebook formats 😀 The Elementals series is available on Kindle Unlimited, so subscribers can read it for FREE!

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excerpt

“Back up for a moment,” Blake said, and all heads turned to him. “Getting the lotus seeds and the milk from Helios’s cattle sounds crazy, but feasible. But the blood of a slain hydra? I know we’ve been practicing with our powers and weapons for a month—and we’ve gotten pretty good at it, too—but the hydra is one of the most dangerous creatures out there. Slaying it was one of Hercules’s twelve labors. What if one of us gets hurt? Or worse?”

I didn’t know if I was imagining it or not, but I could have sworn that his gaze drifted to mine when he’d said that last part. It was like he was saying that he didn’t want me getting hurt. My cheeks heated at the thought, and I focused on my hands, unable to look at Blake without my feelings for him showing on my face for everyone else to see.

“Hercules was one person,” Chris pointed out. “We’re five.”

“Actually, Hercules didn’t slay the hydra on his own,” Kate said. “He needed help from his nephew.”

“But neither of them had powers like ours.” Chris rubbed his hands together, his confidence not wavering. “We’ve got this.”

“Oh, I know we can slay the hydra.” Blake crossed his arms, as if offended that anyone had thought he’d doubted our abilities. “We just need to make sure that we all get back here alive.”

also in the series

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The adventure began in the first book in the series, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows! To learn more about the first book, and to read the first four chapters for free, click here!

 

 

 

 

the author

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Michelle grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle went on a cross-country road trip from Florida to California and back to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.

 Want to get some of Michelle’s books for FREE? Click here to learn how. J

 To get instant updates about Michelle’s new books, follow her on Amazon!

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 giveaway

 One lucky winner will take home a SIGNED paperback copy of one of Michelle’s titles!!

To participate on this awesome giveaway, just click here and good luck: GIVEAWAY!

 That’s it, thanks for reading! And thanks to Barclay Publicity for my spot on this tour, it meant the world to me 😀

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COVER REVEAL: Elementals: The Head of Medusa, by Michelle Madow (Elementals #3)

Hi, there! Welcome to an unexpected and lovely cover reveal *–* I’m a subscriber of Michelle Madow’s newsletter and today she showed us the cover for the third book in the Elementals series, The Head of Medusa! AND IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL! I had to share with you guys!!

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Elementals: The Head of Medusa

Elementals #3

by Michelle Madow

189 pages

Publication date: June 29th, 2016

Publisher: Dreamscape

summary

Moving to a new town wasn’t supposed to be easy. But for Nicole Cassidy, it meant discovering she was a witch with never before seen elemental powers. Mysteriously given a mission that could help save the world, Nicole and four other gifted classmates journeyed to Greece, where they battled ancient monsters and barely escaped with their lives.

Now Nicole and the Elementals have returned home, and while her relationship with Blake—the fire Elemental—is finally heating up, she can’t rid herself of the guilt that she’s responsible for the death of one of their own in Greece. But she must remain focused, because the portal to the prison world of Kerberos is weakening, and Typhon, one of Earth’s deadliest creatures, has escaped. Now the Elementals must retrieve the only object in the world that can destroy this dangerous monster—the head of Medusa herself.

Follow the Elementals as they journey to the end of the world, unsure of who to trust, and facing choices that will put their lives and the entire world at risk. Will they all survive the mission? And if they don’t, will the ones who do be able to find the strength to continue?

goodreads iconI’m pinning hard to read the first book in the series, The Prophecy of Shadows, so you can imagine my happiness to see more books being added to the series, right?? If you don’t know why you should be excited about this series as well, I’ll help. Michelle provided us readers with the first four chapters of the book! You can read them for FREE on her website, clicking here!

But let’s go back to the matter in hand: so far, I only saw Elementals: The Head of Medusa in ebook format for pre-order, but I’ll update you guys on that, haha! For now, I’ll leave you with the Amazon link that I got.

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That’s it! Thanks so much for reading! I hope I have you as excited as I am for this series, haha!

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