Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for The Upstate Boys by Ofer Aronskind! Follow the tour, HERE! A must read for young and old alike, for anyone who ever dreamed of freedom and especially for those who made it happen.
August 31, 2015
John Shepherd (Shep) is a kid of the streets. An orphan bounced around from one foster family to another until he winds up in a juvenile detention center in upstate New York. While incarcerated, Shep and his fellow inmates are subjected to regular beatings and forced hard labor by the corrupt warden who runs the facility along with his squadron of armed guards.
But Shep is no ordinary minor and has no intention of spending the rest of his youth behind bars. Shep and a handful of other inmates hatch a bold plan which culminates in a spectacular turn of events changing the lives of the young prisoners and their captors forever.
The Upstate Boys is a tale of adventure, redemption and the unbreakable will of the human spirit.
Writing Inspiration behind The Upstate Boys
"My inspiration for The Upstate Boys came when I read an Article in the NY Times about the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. The stories of abuse, neglect and murder struck a cord and I wanted to change the story."
**About the Author**
Ofer Aronskind was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and came to the United States at the age of six. He grew up in Lilttle Neck, Queens, on the outskirts of New York City. He attended SUNY Albany then took a year off after college where he spent a year in Los Angeles writing screenplays. The following year he came back to NY to attend St. John's University School of Law and graduated in 1989. He went to work at the law firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges as a real estate attorney and worked there until 1997. He now lives in Short Hills, New Jersey with his three sons and is a real estate investor.
Ofer, father of 3 boys, has had a lifelong passion for reading and writing. He began writing his first book, Summer Sleep Away, the summer he sent his own sons off to camp for their first time. Ofer spent endless nights sitting at the edge of their beds telling his children stories from his own years in camp. As the boys embarked on their journey they encouraged Ofer to turn his stories into a book... so became Mattie Kleinfeld and the beginning of Ofer's prolific career.
New Jersey resident Ofer Aronskind remembers what it was like to be a 12-year-old: the challenges of middle school, making new friends, attending summer camp for the first time, having your first crush. By drawing on events from his life, as well as those of his three teenage sons, he has been able to vividly recreate some of life's most memorable experiences in his young-adult novels.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
We are totally thrilled to share with you this Chapter Reveal from Fatal Beauty by Nazarea Andrews! Today, we are revealing Chapter 1 from this upcoming Adult Thriller!
October 13, 2015
Charlotte was a good girl.
Sweet and innocent, a debutante with her Daddy's credit card and a fiancée who doted on her.
She was destined for a perfect picture life in Charleston.
Until everything goes wrong.
EJ grew up with everything she could ever want, and bored as hell.
Nothing surprises her and nothing ever changes, and she wants out—whatever it takes.
Getting involved with Anthony Jacobs is probably the worst idea she's ever had—and that makes it irresistible.
Until Charlie needs her.
New Orleans. Memphis. Vegas.
Beautiful girls who know just how to get exactly what they want.
It's all fun and games, sexy nights and wild parties.
But you can only manipulate your way out of so much, and the body count is rising. When their past catches up, no even a pretty smile will get them out of trouble this time.
**About the Author**
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binge watching TV shows on Netflix.
N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of the World Without End Series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and the University of Branton Series.
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