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King, the Eighth Chronicle coming in March


Evil bides its time, ever waiting to breach the thin veil. Action and reaction join to swing the pendulum toward anarchy and destruction. Chaos reigns. The Demon lurks in the dark recesses.

The possibility exists that it can’t be destroyed. Evil will endure. It can’t be taken, cured, or overcome. Night will cover the world no matter what. Faith may not be enough. Love may not survive.

Amidst deception, temptation and fear, the last choice is made, the ultimate sacrifice taken. Father bequeaths unto son. Natural order must be restored. Those who are chosen to die may live, while those who are chosen to live may not make it through.

The fate of the universe, of a kingdom, of a family…of one man is decided. The final battle is at hand.

King is the Eighth and Final Chronicle of the Guardians of the Word series, an Epic Science Fiction Fantasy that is suitable for mature young adults. The Chronicles are Chosen, Myth, Telepath, Legend, Union, Seer, Adept, and King.


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Cindy C. Bennett, Immortal Mine: An Immortal Life

The latest in my series of book highlights, just in time for the weekend – Here is Cindy C. Bennett, author of Immortal Mine: An Immortal Life

Cindy C. Bennett was born and raised in beautiful Salt Lake City, growing up in the shadows of the majestic Rocky Mountains. She and her husband raised two daughters, two sons, and a plethora of pets without wandering far from the fold. In addition to writing YA fiction, she volunteers her time working with teen girls between the ages of 12-18, all of whom she finds to be beautiful, fascinating creatures that constantly inspire her stories. She developed a love of writing in high-school English, when a teacher introduced her to the joys of escaping reality for ten minutes each day in writing. When she’s not writing, reading or answering emails (notice there is no mention of cleaning, cooking or anything vaguely domestic) she can often times be found riding her Harley through the beautiful canyons near her home. (Yes, she rides a Harley)

Learn more about Cindy at www.cindycbennett.com and http://cindybennett.blogspot.com

Immortal Mine: An Immortal Life

Niahm (pronounced Neeve) Parker is thoroughly content with her life in the small town of Goshen. Her parents, who travel frequently for their work, have raised a headstrong, independent teen. While her peers can hardly wait for the opportunity to leave, Niahm plans to stay forever. When Shane Coleman and his nephew Sam move into town, it’s the biggest event to happen in as long as anyone can remember. It’s quite remarkable for anyone to move into Goshen rather than out, but when it’s discovered that Sam is 17, it requires some serious burning of the phone lines. All the teen girls are thrilled to have a new hottie in town—all except Niahm. Sam Coleman represents a threat to her perfect way of life. Sam is drawn to Niahm against his will. He’d prefer to not be bound to this angry, stubborn, unlikeable girl. Unfortunately, he has no choice. However, Sam didn’t plan on falling for Niahm. For Immortals, love is not only forbidden, but dangerous for her. He finds himself in a fight not only for Niahm’s heart, but to protect her from being harmed by those who seek to destroy Sam and those like him. Niahm finds herself attracted to the tall, copper-headed boy, who becomes her friend and then her support when tragedy strikes. Soon, she begins to realize that there may be more to Sam than she ever suspected… much more. But what he truly is, she can’t begin to imagine.

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Is Your Borders Bookstore Closed?

Or closing? Big sales signs hanging on the front windows?

Today’s announcement from Border’s that they are sticking to their sales timeline might mean more stores will be closing soon…or all of them. We’ll know in another week, by around July 20 whether or not they’re going to be able to sell to another company – if anyone wants them. The reason for the rush, according to a post from Publisher’s Weekly – Border’s could default on their credit agreement, stopping the possible sale and throw the company into the worst possible scenario – liquidation. I pity the authors who have their books stocked at Borders right now, since if they don’t sell, they won’t be getting them back until all this bankruptcy mess is sorted out.

It might be a good time to shop for great deals on books at your local Borders, and you’ll get the authors who wrote those books out of the Borders mess.

If Borders doesn’t survive at all, that’s going to leave one giant, Barns and Noble, along with a scattering of independent bookstores in my area. I was at BnN last week, not to buy books, but to update all the laptops on the free wifi, and increasingly the shelves in my favorite genre, science fiction & fantasy are poorly stocked. I wasn’t there to buy a book, but after looking over the selection, I didn’t want to.

On the other hand, my son came out with two YA books, both by John Green. My son LOVES this guy’s books, so when my kids like an author who gets them to read, well, I take note. Sometimes I read them for myself, just to see what my kids are reading these days and Mr. Green is available on kindle so that’s a bonus.

The point here is that I’m the money making adult and I’m not buying any adult fiction (or any other kind of book) at the bookstore, but my kids would bankrupt me if we went to BnN more often than once a week or so. They buy books all the time. It makes me wonder if the bookstores of the future won’t all be geared toward the kids – notice all the toys taking over bookshelf space at BnN next time you’re in one – and ereaders will be left to the adults.

Only tomorrow will tell.

For more information on what’s happening with Borders, visit this site:

Borders Defends Sales Timeline

And for more info on book sales and good stuff to read, go to David Gaughran’s blog at David Gaughran | Let’s Get Digital

And if your kids like John Green, you can take a look at his website here. He’s pretty funny. John Green — Author of Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska and An …


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