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  1. Kickstart this: War Stories Anthology

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    October 15, 2013 by FPP

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    It’s official: War Stories will be launching on Kickstarter at 1200 hrs Eastern Time on Monday, -October 14th.

    War has been speculated about in science fiction literature from the earliest days of the genre. From George Tomkyns Chesney’s The Battle of Dorking and H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds & War In the Air to Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers to Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet series and Dan Abnett’s Embedded, science fiction literature has long had something to say about war in its pages. Now, it’s time to tell some new stories. War Stories is an anthology that looks to the modern state and the future of war through the words of some of the best short fiction authors writing today.

    Our cover art is by the fantastic, Hugo Award winning artist Galen Dara, who’s worked for such places as Fireside Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, Geek Love and Apex’s own Glitter and Mayhem anthology.

    Our authors include original and reprint fiction from:

    Joe Haldeman

    Keith Brooke

    Jake Kerr

    Yoon Ha Lee

    Ken Liu

    T.C. McCarthy’s

    Linda Nagata

    Mike Sizemore

    Janine Spendlove

    James L. Sutter

    …and more to be announced soon!

    Set your calendars accordingly and get ready for action.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andrewliptak/war-stories-modern-military-science-fiction


  2. The Shadow of Atlantis Blog Tour

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    October 14, 2013 by FPP

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    About the Book

    Title: The Shadow of Atlantis (Shadows From the Past, Book 1)

    Author: Wendy Leighton-Porter

    Year Published: 2012

    Publisher: Mauve Square Publishing

    Pages: 196

    Recommended Age: 8+

    Summary (Amazon):

    Ten-year-old twins Joe and Jemima Lancelot have no idea why their parents have disappeared, but a mysterious old book which had belonged to their father holds the answer… and so begins an unusual quest to discover the truth.

    Together with Max, their remarkable Tonkinese cat, and Charlie from next door, the children embark on an epic adventure, travelling back in time to the lost city of Atlantis. Once there, however, they soon run into problems.

    Can they save the people of Atlantis from the disaster which is about to destroy their land forever?

    And will they find their way back to the safety of their own time before it’s too late?

     

    The Buzz

    “Shadows of Atlantis is a well-written story with a collection of likable main characters, a solid plot line, snippets of educational facts about a historically important location and event, and, is filled with mystery, magic, and suspense. This book grabbed me at the prologue and had me hooked until the end.” ~ Mother Daughter Book Reviews, 5 Stars

    “… Shadow of Atlantis is an imaginative tale that will draw children in right from the get go. The characters are deftly and warmly established, and Wendy shows a sure touch in enabling these characters to interact in a fun but believable fashion, each playing their own part in the plot’s development….” ~ 5-Star review from John C., Amazon US

    “The author makes the legend of Atlantis (and also the story of the Minotaur in the second book) so accessible to kids and in such an imaginative way. My daughter loved the children’s characters and also the comical, lovable cat Max and his ability to help the characters out during times of strife! We will be looking out for future books from this author for sure. A really enjoyable adventure for kids and highly recommended…” ~ 5-Star review from A. Bradshaw, Amazon US

    “This story will draw any young reader in will keep them entertained and engaged. It is sometimes hard to find books that will keep children interested, often their subject matter is trivial and insubstantial, this is not true of The Shadow of Atlantis. My daughter can’t wait for the next adventure…” ~ 5-Star review from Annaliese M., Goodreads

     

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    Shadow of Atlantis by Wendy Leighton-Porter

    Amazon U.S. * Amazon Canada * Amazon U.K. * Book Depository

     

    Great Deal!!

    *** You can buy the all 6 books (electronic copies) in the series (The Shadow of Atlantis, The Shadow of the Minotaur, The Shadow of the Trojan Horse, The Shadow of the Pyramid, The Shadow of the Volcano, and The Shadow of Camelot) for only 99 cents each from Amazon between October 14 and 28, 2013. Get hooked on this great series NOW by clicking on the Amazon button below. ***

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    About The Author, Wendy Leighton-Porter

    Wendy Leighton-Porter, AuthorDividing my time between homes in England and South-West France, I live with my husband Simon and our two beautiful Tonkinese cats. I spent 20 years as a teacher of French, Latin and Classical studies, but now write books for children instead of teaching them.

    The Shadow of Atlantis is the first book in a series of 15 planned time-travel stories, featuring 3 children and, unsurprisingly, a rather special Tonkinese cat. Having recently completed number #7, The Shadow of the Norman Arrow (coming soon!), I’m currently working on the eighth book in the series.

    As I take my young readers on a magical mystery tour through the past, I’m also hoping that my love of history, myth and legend will rub off on them too. Personally, I’m enjoying the journey so much, I don’t ever want it to end! Why not come along with me for the ride?

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    The Shadow of Atlantis Blog Tour Schedule (2013)

    October 14

    Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch and Author Interview)

    Charity Kountz (Review)

    Jay Faulkner / Musings (Book Spotlight)

    October 15

    Once Upon a Time (Review)

    Houseful of Chaos (Author Interview & Review)

    October 16

    The World of ContestPatti (Review)

    Snacks for Max (Author Interview)

    October 17

    Stitch Says (Author Interview)

    BeachBoundBooks (Review)

    October 18

    Magical Middle-Grade Literature (Review)

    The Owl’s Skull (Review & Author Interview)

    October 19

    Mel’s Shelves (Review)

    I am a Reader Not a Writer (Author Interview)

    October 20

    Fiona Ingram (Review & Author Interview)

    Learning and Growing the Piwi Way (Review)

    October 21

    Jemima Pett (Character Interview)

    CILLYart4U (Review)

    October 22

    Fantasy Fun With Kirstin Pulioff (Review)

    Turner’s Antics (Review)

    October 23

    Cheryl Carpinello’w Writing Pages (Author Interview)

    My Devotional Thoughts (Review)

    October 24

    Stitch Says (Review)

    We are the DinoFamily (Review)

    October 25

    whenIgrowupIwannawriteakidsbook (Review)

    Reading and Sharing (Review)

    October 26

    Black Words – White Pages Kids (Guest Post/Interview)

    Sunshine & Mountains Book Reviews (Review)

    October 27

    Leave No Book Behind (Review)

    Stanley and Katrina (Review)

    October 28

    Dalene’s Book Reviews (Author Interview)

    The Wise Owl Factory Book a Day (Review & Supplement)

     

    *** The Shadow of Atlantis Blog Tour Giveaway ***

    Amazon $50 Gift Card

    Prize: One winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash

    Contest runs: October 14 to November 5, 11:59 pm, 2013

    Open: WW

    How to enter: Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

    Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by author Paul Hewlett and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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