Blurb Reveal: EVO Ghost

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Did you catch yesterday’s cover reveal? Don’t worry if you missed it. I shall share it again…

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Today’s reveal is the blurb. I spent more time on this blurb than any other book I have written. Blurbs are the work of Satan. I mean, we can write a 100k word novel, but a blurb is like pulling teeth. Well, it is for me.

EVO GHOST

This is it, folks. The  big finale. I hope I’ve done Teddie and her story justice. Only time will tell.


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Blurb Reveal: Zombie Playlist

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Did you catch yesterday’s cover reveal? If not, don’t fret….

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But what you’re really here for is the blurb reveal, right? I shall not withhold it from you for a moment longer…

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I’m excited to finally give you a little insight into Dagger’s story. If this interests you, keep your eyes peeled for my ARC reviewers request post coming in the foreseeable future.


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New Release: Train to The Edge of the Moon by Asper Blurry

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A few weeks ago, I posted an ARC review for Asper Blurry’s Train to the Edge of the Moon. I thoroughly enjoyed the unique, gritty narrative and writing style, and believe Blurry to be an author to watch in the future. Find my review here.

Train to the Edge of the Moon is now available on Amazon.

cover-for-train-smallPunk is no ordinary girl who takes life as it is. She has a nasty habit of getting in troubles, she shows the middle finger to people’s prejudice and stupidity, fights against her broken identity and the corporation where she works. She always goes against the stream with her heavy, tight shoes, but still tries to be a better person. Punk’s adventurous journey to become a poet starts in a Place Without a Name, continues in Italy and London. Her train is full of laughs, reflections, modern tales about our young lives and relationships and occasional heartbreaks. You will probably love and hate Punk at the same time, but it will be difficult to forget about her wild side of the moon.

A little bit more about Train to the Edge of the Moon:

We had Kerouac’s Sal Paradise, Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, Bukowski’s Hank Chinaski and we loved and hated them at the same time. All complex, broken, intriguing guys. Ages ago. But what about a girl who would be something more than the mix of them, occasionally taking off her very short skirt and showing the middle finger to mediocrity? Who would have no money nor fame, just a job in the corporation sucking out her soul. Who would be bold and fight for her better self and the meaning in her life? The only recent female character which I can think of is Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander (but with no killing urges, haha). So, should the readers get to know my Punk, see what’s beneath the surface of a young, modern outsider? Do you think we need her in our busy, filled with social media, but somehow shallow reality? Do we want her to light up that fire in our hearts? Yes. We do!

Italy and London play an important role in Punk’s life as not only some places, but living creatures. What’s more, my great inspiration for writing this book were, other than mentioned in the beginning, TV characters such as Dr House, Hank Moody, Bojack Horseman and the crew from “Girls”. With my feminine touch, observations and personal experience Punk has risen from the ashes of strong men’s world.

“Train to the Edge of the Moon” is about all shades of young people’s reality – struggles with career, love, friendship, sex, feeling lost in the corporate machinery. It’s funny, it makes you laugh and in the next moment it gets sad and dark and you want to crawl in the corner and cry a little. It also raises controversial issues such as addictions, depression, abuse. I believe that when you start reading my book you will see that my voice is genuine, original, sometimes quirky. And it will make you reflect on things and people surrounding you. Perhaps you will see yourself in some of my characters as well.

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Thrown to The Blue Blurb Reveal!

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The blurb for Thrown to The Blue is here!

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I’m not going to lie, this was a tricky one to write. I wanted to capture the tone of the book, add some narrative, but not give too much away. I hope I pulled it off.

The next announcemnet will be the release date, however, that is not finalised as of yet. Keep an ear out of that one.

I shall be sending out ARCs when the editing is complete, so if you are not already on my list and would like to be an ARC reviewer, please give me a shout.


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World Book Day- What Are You Reading?

World Book Day is here and I couldn’t let it pass without a quick post about my current reads.

I have just finished beta reading Sarina Langer’s debut novel, ‘Rise of the Sparrows’. What a thrilling, entrancing read. I shall say no more… okay, I will- Loved it! Keep your eyes peeled for publication dates for this gem of a book.

Colossus by Jette Harris

colossusBlurb: Four high school seniors find themselves locked in a house, forced to entertain the whims and appetites of an unpredictable man for one month. He calls himself Avery Rhodes. They call him Colossus, the looming, threatening figure who seems to be teetering on the edge of sanity. Heather Stokes, no stranger to tragedy, does all she can to protect her classmates, going as far as sacrificing herself time and again. As the month winds down, both Heather and Rhodes realize that they are in over their heads, and it is possible that none of them will survive. COLOSSUS is a brutal psychological thriller, with characters reminiscent of Alice Hoffman, but a plot worthy of Karin Slaughter.
Trigger warning: Sexual violence, torture, suicide.

Nowhere by Jon Robinson

nowhere.jpgBlurb: Alyn, Jes, Ryan and Elsa are Nowhere. A concrete cube in the middle of a dense forest. Imprisoned inside are one hundred teenagers from all over the country. They’re all criminals. But none of them remember committing any crimes. Who has put them there. What do their captors want? And how will they ever break free . . . ?

 

 

What are you currently reading this World Book Day?

EVO Shift: It’s Release Day!

Today is the day!

EVO Shift is now available on Amazon Kindle. Get your copy here!

evo-shift-jpegBlurb: She killed him, but did it make a difference?

Her kind has been exposed, abused, and segregated, and now Teddie Leason is top of Britain’s most wanted list at just nineteen. Teddie has to decide whose side she is on, what she fights for, and whether it’s worth her life.

How can she protect the man she adores, the Uncle who has taken her under his wing, and her unfaltering friends, when she can barely take care of herself? Dealing with new power and a history that has long since been forgotten, has rendered the world’s most powerful EVO vulnerable and at risk.

When will she be dealt a winning hand? Could a clandestine, renegade group of EVO change not only her fate, but that of everyone affected by this unprecedented war? And how does Teddie fit in a world bracing for a shift of unfathomable magnitude?

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered. I hope you enjoy EVO Shift as much as EVO Nation. I have already received a message from one reader who has dropped everything to read EVO Shift today. This makes me feel all giddy inside- seriously, I love my readers!

If you haven’t read book one, EVO Nation, you can get your copy here!

Reviews for EVO Nation:

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ARC reader reviews for EVO Shift:

Cookie Break: ARC EVO Shift Review

Alias Faith Rivens: ARC EVO Shift Review

I am grateful for the continued support of my blogging and Twitter community/ family! Your encouragement and amazing comments really inspire me- thank you all.


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EVO Shift: Cover and Blurb Reveal!

The publication of EVO Shift is fast approaching. A date hasn’t been set in stone, but it soon will be. I am still editing and have to send out copies to my A.R.C readers, however I do have some reveals for you today.

The cover for EVO Shift: EVO Nation Series Book Two:

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EVO Shift blurb:

She killed him, but did it make a difference?

Her kind has been exposed, abused, and segregated, and now Teddie Leason is Britain’s most wanted EVO at just nineteen. Teddie has to decide whose side she is on, what she fights for, and whether it’s worth her life.

How can she protect the man she adores, the Uncle who has taken her under his wing, and her unfaltering friends, when she can barely take care of herself? Dealing with new power and a history that has long since been forgotten, has rendered the world’s most powerful EVO vulnerable and at risk.

When will she be dealt a winning hand? Could a clandestine, renegade group of EVO change not only her fate, but that of everyone affected by this unprecedented war? And how does Teddie fit in a world bracing for a shift of unfathomable magnitude?

Book one, EVO Nation, also has a NEW cover. I hope this will give the series covers continuity:

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I will post further updates as and when they’re decided. Thank you for all your support.


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Review: The Change (Unbounded #1) by Teyla Branton

The Change (Unbounded #1) by Teyla Branton 4/5

Blurb: There are only two ways to kill Unbounded, and fire isn’t one of them—as law school dropout Erin Radkey learns the hard way. By fluke of a recessive gene, she has become Unbounded, a nearly immortal being with paranormal abilities.

Erin’s Change separates her from her loved ones and alters everything she believes to be true. A week earlier she was considering a marriage proposal; now she contemplates the best way to stay alive. Caught in a battle between two Unbounded groups, she is also hunted by a secret mortal society sworn to eradicate the Unbounded gene. Worse, a new identification software could mean death for all Unbounded—or enslavement for the entire mortal world.

As Erin plunges into this dangerous new life, she must carve out her own place in the madness, protect her mortal family, and decide which group she should join. Her powerful attraction to Ritter Langton, whose family was massacred by opposing Unbounded two hundred and forty years ago, complicates her choices. There are no second chances. Death, life, or love—Unbounded always play for keeps.

The concept of immortals is not a new one in fiction, but Branton’s unique take on a old concept was refreshing and engaging. She realistically builds a world where a select few are Unbounded, which means that around the age of thirty they stop aging at the speed of average humans. They are not immortal in the literal ‘live forever’ sense, but age centuries slower, can survive otherwise life threatening injuries, regenerate, and can be killed in a certain manner.

Branton highlights the struggles of these Unbounded humans in regards to relationships with family who inevitably they will see grow old and die. Some Unbounded even embark on relationships with ordinary humans, have children, and have to live with the possibility that they will watch them die too, unless on the off chance, one of their children inherit the gene. Unbounded female’s bodies reject birth control, and those who have lived for years and have felt the hurt of loss, understandably take a committed view on sex.

Erin Radkey is in an horrific car crash, severely burnt, and on the brink of death. That is, until her fourth great grandmother and a team of Unbounded known as Renegades steal her from the hospital, heal her, and introduce her to an Unbounded war between the Renegades, Mortal ‘hunters’, and the Emporium. Erin has to deal with her new life, the possibility of never seeing the only family she has ever known again, and picking a side in the deadly war.

The characters are well rounded and developed with personal stories and backgrounds that the reader is shown in snippets. We get to know Erin and the changes she is experiencing, and her new romance, although it feels doomed from the start, is engaging and real.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the writer’s ability to build a believable world with realistic consequences. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars due to a  fast paced plot twist in the mid section of the book that left my head spinning. I understand the motivation behind the twist (no spoilers), but it wasn’t drawn out enough for me to fully grasp the emotions, and the impact that should have been huge, felt a little disappointing. That being said, the fast moving story line is hypnotic and kept me turning the pages. I finished The Change in 3 days.

I would highly recommend this book, and I can’t wait to crack on with book two in the series.


The opinions expressed here are those of K.J.Chapman and no other parties.

All books reviewed on this blog have been read by K.J.Chapman

K.J.Chapman has not been paid for this review.

Free Five Day Promo

As many of you know, I write YA, science fiction and urban fantasy. I self published my debut novel, EVO Nation, in June 2015 on Amazon Kindle, and I am currently working on book two of the EVO Nation Series, EVO Shift.

EVO Nation is now FREE for five days!!! GET YOUR FREE COPY TODAY! 

EVO Nation Blurb: 

The government tortures her, her own kind uses her, and she is learning the true meaning of ulterior motives. Teddie Leason has been dragged into the festering underbelly of the secretive world of EVO; a world about to be blown wide apart.

Now, the reclusive teenager who couldn’t get upset without her unruly ability causing destruction has to somehow embrace her gift to save her new friends and her new love.

Will the actions of one man fuel a suppressed, supremacist cult’s desire for war and vengeance, or will Teddie be strong enough to stop him?

A bit of shameless, self-promotion on one’s blog never hurt anyone…

If you feel that EVO Nation is up your street, please get your FREE copy today. If any book lovers and bloggers would like to review EVO Nation, please let me know, and I will look forward to hearing all feedback.