Sunday, April 11, 2021

SALE BLITZ: ISAN by Mary Ting


Today, we are excited to kick off this Sale Blitz+Giveaway for Bestselling International and Award-winning author Mary Ting's ISAN: International Sensory Assassin Network, the first title in the ISAN series! To celebrate the upcoming release of CODE, ISAN (book 1) ebook is on sale now for only 99¢... For a limited time only! Read an exclusive excerpt and the book trailer, too! So... Be sure to check it out and start the ISAN series now!


Genre:
Young Adult
Science Fiction/Dystopian/Romance
Series:
International Sensory Assassin Network, #1
Publish Date:
May 1, 2018
Publisher:
Vesuvian Media Group

Synopsis:

The world has changed.

Scientists warned it would happen.


Meteors devastated the Earth. World Governments developed plans to help surviving citizens. The United States disbanded and salvageable land was divided into four quadrants—North, South, East, and West—governed by The Remnant Council.


Struggling to survive, seventeen-year-old Ava ends up in juvenile detention, until she is selected for a new life—with a catch. She must be injected with an experimental serum. The results will be life changing. The serum will make her better. To receive the serum Ava agrees to join a program controlled by ISAN, the International Sensory Assassin Network.


While on a mission, she is abducted by a rebel group led by Rhett and told that not only does she have a history with him, but her entire past is a lie perpetuated by ISAN to ensure her compliance. Unsure of who to trust, Ava must decide if her strangely familiar and handsome captor is her enemy or her savior—and time is running out.



      
  

*Excerpt*
“Would you like my assistance? Or you can just stand there so I can stare at you a bit longer.”
Startled, I whirled toward the sound of a familiar, seductive voice. Sniper stood by the walk-in closet in a cool, relaxed manner with his hand braced on the door. His hair was slicked back, looking polished and debonair. My heart pummeled, but not in fear. 
Was I crazy to be attracted to him? Mesmerized by the black tuxedo forming to his perfect body, I stared at him and wondered if I’d dreamed him up. His presence confirmed I hadn’t imagined him above the stairs earlier. Then I wondered if he’d come alone.
“How’d you know I was here?” 
Unnerved, I gritted my teeth. He hadn’t heeded my warning to stay away. I should scream or plan an escape out of the bathroom, but I couldn’t move or think. His presence stirred my curiosity and I wanted answers, especially when the lunatic thought he knew me.
“It doesn’t concern you,” he said. 
His nonchalant tone caused me to raise my voice. “The hell it doesn’t.” 
“I’ll explain later.” 
I scoffed. “Are you here to try to kidnap me again?” 
I might not have Helix, but I had my heels and months of training backing me up. If there was one thing I was good at, it was bringing a person to their knees. Courage grew inside me and I dropped my dress. 
Sniper snapped out of his stupor and his amber eyes grew darker. “Where are my manners? I admire the dress, but I like what you’re wearing now so much more.” He waggled his eyebrows. “You look absolutely beautiful tonight.”
No. Don’t say that.
I became breathless when he closed the gap between us. Why was I letting him? When Sniper raised his hand, I flinched. My heart galloped faster when he cupped my face and ran his thumb ever so tenderly along my cheek. 
“I wish I could’ve been your date tonight. We could’ve danced together. Dancing with me always made you happy.”
I closed my eyes for several seconds, hypnotized by his voice, by his touch. I pictured us slow dancing, not because it had happened, but because I desperately wanted the happiness he described.
Then I came to my senses. Leaning into his caress, I pretended to enjoy it, which wasn’t hard. Moving slowly, I raised my knee … 




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ISAN series:
   
(covers link to Goodreads)

         


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Praise for ISAN Series

"Addictive and impossible to put it down!" —Addison Moore, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Captivating from the very beginning, this sci-fi novel explores issues of autonomy and survival in a world where there are few remaining citizens after meteors crashed into Earth … this thrilling dystopian drama has a splash of romance and tons of action. The fast-paced chapters will engage reluctant readers and fans of postapocalyptic scenarios.” —School Library Journal

"ISAN will leave readers breathless with anticipation as they race through each exciting page." —Tiffany King, USA Today Bestselling Author

AWARDS
2019 WINNER BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARDS IN SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
2018 WINNER AMERICAN FICTION AWARDS IN SCIENCE FICTION: POST-APOCALYPTIC
2018 WINNER INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS IN SCIENCE FICTION

2018 WINNER READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS IN YOUNG ADULT ACTION

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**About the Author**
International Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Mary Ting writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers all over the world. Her books run a wide range of genres: science fiction, fantasy, and swoon worthy stories. Her storytelling talents have won her a devoted legion of fans and garnered critical praise.

Mary was born in Seoul Korea and resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two dogs—Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Becoming an author was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, she retired from teaching after twenty years.

Stay connected with Mary Ting
      

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***The Giveaway***

Giveaway Open Internationally
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Saturday, April 10, 2021

JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Corpse Queen by Stacey Rourke

Genre:
New Adult
Paranormal/Epic Fantasy
Series:
Death Diggers Handbook, #1
Publish Date:
April 23, 2021

Cover Designed by:

Synopsis:
With the king gone, the veil fell.
Thrusting Carnage Crossing into a fresh hell.

A city of the dead. A town built by demise.
Torn apart by the livings’ whim to exorcise.

The lineage was tracked and followed to a royal heir.
The fact she had a pulse a shocking affair.

Whisked through death’s door with grisly splendor,
Her reign will begin when ties to the past sever.

Yet secrets slither in with a venomous bite,
Threatening to destroy all when they come to light.

Will the truth revealed bring peace to the dead?
Or unleash the Corpse Queen to come for your head?


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**About the Author**
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon series Novel

Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Readers' Favorite Silver Medal Winner for Crane 2015

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Reel Romance Series. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.

Stay connected with Stacey Rourke
      
  

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*My Thoughts*

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Wow... What a macabre and entertaining tale. Corpse Queen emits such aN eerie tale of a young woman's destiny in the afterlife. With the author's descriptive writing, she paints the vivid setting in which these characters live their "afterlives." So rich in description and character development that gives this story a chilling detailed introduction to the series. Just enough told of each character that made for individual and unique personalities which gave for an enchanting and ghoulish world.

Stacey Rourke's expressive storytelling always piques my imagination. Her knack to whisk readers away into the worlds and characters she creates makes for the captivating and wonderous narratives she tells. And now, she has written a story of a world after death in Corpse Queen.

What an end to this first book in the Death Diggers Handbook series! Whoa! I didn't expect that... Well, not really... Well, maybe I was somewhat surprised. Yeah, when I think more about it, my reaction at the turn of the last page was "No way!", "What the...!?!" 😲 But, to end in a cliffhanger... Ugh! 😖 It definitely made my "jaw drop"... Whoa! What else lies ahead for the Corpse Queen?!? Well, we will just have to see in the following books to come.

My rating: