The Genesis of Seven by Sara M Schaller | Book Blitz

The Genesis of Seven

by Sara M. Schaller

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: July 7th, 2020

Summary:

Eighteen-year-old Jordan Conway has always wanted to help people, but helping seven archangels to achieve their divine duty was never quite what he had in mind…

When Jordan is entrusted by the head nun of his orphanage to deliver a mysterious backpack to a New York City address, he comes unexpectedly face-to-face with Archangel Gabriel. Their acquaintance fast uncovers a labyrinth of secrets that connect Jordan’s once-normal life to an ancient heavenly prophecy. Now, he must help Gabriel to reunite the archangels before evil forces grow too strong.

Soon, Jordan and Gabriel find themselves on a divine quest across the globe, while deep in the pits of Hell, Satan plots his return to earth. To gain control, however, Satan needs the powerful prophetic objects locked safely inside Jordan’s backpack—and the devil will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

With that notion threatening his only family and the safety of his newfound friends, Jordan must do whatever it takes to protect the ones he loves and help the archangels succeed. If that means sacrificing all he thought he knew to go to war with the devil himself? Bring it on.

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“Run!” Sister Helen shouted. 

Somehow, my body obliged. My legs carried me down the alleyway, past dumpsters, and trashcans. On the street, I stopped briefly to figure out where to go next. I glanced at the paper and realized I had a bit of distance to cover. The address was near Central Park, but the orphanage was in the opposite direction. In fact, the orphanage wasn’t even in Manhattan. There wasn’t time to figure out a route through. At the sound of running footsteps, I looked over my shoulder and saw two men dressed in black fast approaching. 
Without a second thought, I broke into a sprint and headed right. 
I’d never been chased in my life and soon realized I was the worst person for it. I kept running straight for blocks. Not once did I try to evade my chasers. I was merely in flight mode, running forward without a thought of where I had to go. The backpack hit my shoulders every time I moved my legs, creating a rhythm my heartbeat began to mimic. I was scared senseless, had no idea what to do, and was weighed down by the duffel bag, which gave me a weird, galloping stride. 
As I raced on, some unknown part of my brain took over and told my legs to veer left into an alleyway. My chasers passed by, unsuspecting, though they soon backtracked and followed. At that point, my run became a series of quick turns and dashes through side streets and alleys in an attempt to evade them. 
Breathing hard, heaving the cursed bag, and almost tripping over my own feet, I came to a standstill in front of a chain-link fence. Did this seriously have to turn into some iconic movie chase? I groaned as I sized up my new enemy, wondering why I never took gym class seriously. Surely, completing the rope climb—something I’d never successfully achieved—would come in handy right about now. 
At the last second, I decided to backtrack, but the two chasers blocked my path. One was a big, burly man, and the other was the second guy from the subway, who was much taller and leaner than his accomplice. 
Frustrated, I ran up to the fence and swung my duffel bag through the air. It landed surprisingly safe on the other side of the chain-link barrier. Without a moment’s hesitation, I ran and jumped at the tall gate, latching onto it with my hands. Flashbacks of the rope climb came to mind, and I knew this wasn’t going to be easy. In a struggle, I scrambled up as my chasers approached. 

By some miracle, I made it to the top, and I was preparing to swing my leg over and ring that fictitious bell when a hand gripped my ankle. When I looked down, a menacing skull tattoo met my gaze. 

 

About the Author
Sara M Schaller is a paralibrarian, publishing professional, and young adult author. She lives in Colorado with her mom, dad, brother, and four furry canine siblings. Sara loves the world of pop culture and the performing arts, so when she is not reading or writing, she is either watching movies and shows, attending conventions, or going out to see live performances. She likes to write stories for all ages in the fantasy genre, and her writing usually contains elements of speculative fiction and features a large cast of characters. Sara has a Bachelor’s degree in English, Art History, and Religious Studies from the University of Denver, and a Master’s degree in Publishing from Pace University. For five years, Sara worked as a graphic designer, and her creativity in design carries over into other areas of her life-like writing. You can visit her online at www.saramschaller.com.
 
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Damned When I Didn’t by Cherie Colyer | Cover Reveal

 

Damned When I Didn’t
Cherie Colyer
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: Winter 2020
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

Death isn’t the end for eighteen-year-old Avery Williams, and her final resting place isn’t beyond the Golden Gates. No, the Queen of the Damned has plans for her and, unbeknownst to Avery, fought hard to gain possession of her soul. As Hell’s newest succubus, Avery is expected to siphon life from the living. It only takes a long, meaningful kiss, but for a virgin like Avery, kissing guys she barely knows isn’t something she’s comfortable doing. Avery focuses on the upside of her fate—she’ll be returning home, or so she thinks. When the Queen of the Damned cuts her off from her old life, Avery is determined to find a way back to her family and friends, even if it means facing Hell’s fury if she’s caught.

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Cherie Colyer is the author of Challenging Destiny and the Embrace series. When she’s not getting the fictional people in her life into trouble, she can be found solving network issues at work, spending time with family and friends, reading, or exploring the great outdoors.

Cherie lives in Illinois with her family.

To learn more about Cherie and her novels visit http://www.CherieColyer.com

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The Witch with Nine Lives by B. Austin | Cover Reveal

 

The Witch with Nine Lives
B. Austin
(A Dysfunctional Family of Witches)
Publication date: August 27th, 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Nikki and Medea are half-sisters and the daughters of Dima. Their mother is 130-years-old, but because of a shapeshifting stone, she appears to be 19. She insists her daughters treat her as a sister and not a mother. Dima can live forever, due to the shapeshifting stone.

Medea and Nikki are both 18-years-old, but Medea is no ordinary, young woman. Medea turns into a cat at night, due to her mother’s irreversible curse. Medea is living the first of her nine lives. She, too, will live a long time. Medea has a secret that can destroy the sisterly tie between her and Nikki.

Nikki is beautiful but jealous of her mother and sister because she has no magic and works as a maid, rather than in the family witchcraft business.

Unknown to Nikki and her family, she, too, has a magical gift she cannot yet control, a sorcery that will threaten Medea and pit two powerful sisters against each other.

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B. Austin writes Science Fiction and Fantasy, spellbinding tales filled with suspense, mystery, and unique magic. She loves creating future worlds with cool technology.

B writes under two other names. BELINDA AUSTIN writes Psychological Thrillers, Suspense, and Hysterical Fiction. BELINDA V. GARCIA has written award-winning Historical Fiction and middle-grade fantasy.

Before writing fiction full time, B. Austin was a Computer Programmer, Web Developer, and Software Engineer. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics. If you are still curious about Belinda, she has written a series of memoirs entitled: MEMOIRS OF A BIGAMIST’S DAUGHTER. She thanks you humbly for your interest.

In her own words: “I would like to have a dinner party on Halloween with all my fans, and Edgar Allan Poe as a guest of honor. I fell in love with his writing when I was a kid. We will have chocolate cake, chocolate-covered strawberries, and fudge for dessert. With bated breath, we will ask Eddie the real story of how he died. Everyone loves a good horror tale.”

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The Fated Finale

Book Name: Finale

Author: Stephanie Garber

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Magic

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Publication Date: 7th May 2019

Ratings: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

Welcome welcome to the Finale, All games must come to an end.

Oh, and what an end it is.

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9 Books We’re Looking Forward To This September

As summer draws to an end and we turn the final pages of our summer reads, let’s take a quick look at which September releases are creating quite a buzz! The following nine books are the top picks by the Uncharted Routes team. Continue reading “9 Books We’re Looking Forward To This September”

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Movie Review

Let me just tell you right now, this film is solid 5 ⭐ , gold, coming of age material.

Based on a novel by the same name, penned by Jenny Han, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a story of a lonely half-Asian, half-American teen, Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) who is used to living life vicariously through her elder sister Margot Covey (Janel Parrish). She also writes love-letters to her crushes, but they’re a diary of sorts. These letters aren’t to be mailed. Ever. Continue reading “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Movie Review”

The Seven Deadly Sins [Tag]

This tag has been making rounds on book blogs and I came across it on Serendipitous Reads‘ blog (you’ll love her if you’re a bibliophile) and she tagged anyone reading the post. So here’s what I’m guilty of.

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Sirens, Pirates, Mermen and More…

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A prince may be the subject of myth and legend,” he explains, “but he can’t live in them. He should live in the real world, where he can create them.” He looks solemn. “You should pay less mind to fairy tales, Elian, or that’s all you’ll become.”

When he leaves, I think about whether that would be awful, or beautiful. Could it really be such a bad thing, to become a story whispered to children in the dead of night? A song they sing to one another while they play.

The literary fiction world is being dominated by YA authors popping in on the scene left right and center. Amidst this overcrowded genre, the sub-genre of retold fairy tales has carved a niche for itself and authors like Sarah J. Maas and Renee Ahdieh have ensured that mark won’t fade away with the passing of time. Continue reading “Sirens, Pirates, Mermen and More…”

Caraval Book Review

Book Name: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

Genre: Fantasy, YA

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Publication Date: January 31, 2017

Ratings: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Welcome, Welcome to Caraval! We want you to get swept away, but be careful of being swept too far away…”

That’s exactly what happened to me. I got swept too far away in the world of Caraval with no ways of getting back, only to patiently wait for the next book – which, luckily for me came out in a few months.

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Review of Three Dark Crowns

By Rukaiya Zohar

Ratings: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A normal story of three girls, triplets, enjoying their 16th birthday party. But that’s exactly where normal ends because Mirabella, Arsinoe and Katharine are not your average triplets. They are THE triplets, the queens, all equally worthy of being on the throne. Like every other story, there can be only one who gets the throne. But the problem arises when the one who gets the throne has to kill her sisters prior to being the Queen of Fennbirn.  Continue reading “Review of Three Dark Crowns”