Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New Book by Jaclyn Weist: ENDLESS

Krista here to tell you about Jaclyn Weist's latest release: ENDLESS, a Modern Cinderella Tale.


About the Book


Sydney lives her nightmares every night. While other teenagers are dreaming of boys or traveling to exotic places, she must run a staircase with no beginning or no end, or a terrible debt will never be paid.

Just before her seventeenth birthday, the dreams change. She is no longer alone.

But her nightmares don’t end when she wakes up. Her stepmother and stepsisters threaten to ruin everything she holds dear. She must protect the secret that both she and her father have magic or they will use it to their advantage.

As Sydney learns to control her magic, what seemed impossible before—escaping her stepmother and those ever-present stairs—is now at her fingertips. When she learns the ultimate plan of her evil captor, Sydney must stop her at all costs, or she will forever be trapped inside her nightmares.

“Weist weaves a tale of magic and whimsy that will delight fans of fantasy as well as the original fairy tale. She stays true to Cinderella's roots while putting a modern spin on a classic. This is a must read!” – Juli Caldwell, author of Psyched

About the Author


Jaclyn is an Idaho farm girl who grew up loving to read. She developed a love for writing as a senior in high school, when her dad jokingly said she was the next Dr. Seuss (not even close, but very sweet). She met her husband, Steve, at BYU, and they have six happy, crazy children who encourage her to keep writing. After owning a bookstore and running away to have adventures in Australia, they settled back down in their home in Utah. Jaclyn now spends her days herding her kids to various activities and trying to remember what she was supposed to do next. She has published six books in a year, and her mind is still reeling from the awesomeness. Her books include The Princess and the Prom Queen; Magicians of the Deep; the Luck series--Stolen Luck, Twist of Luck, Best of Luck, and Just My Luck, a novella; and the upcoming YA fantasy, Endless.

Buy The Book


Get it on Kindle.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Book by Mikey Brooks: THE DREAM MAKERS

Krista here to let you know about a new book by our very own Mikey Brooks. It is the last installment in his series, The Dream Keeper Chronicles.


About the Book

The exciting conclusion of the bestselling middle grade fantasy adventure THE DREAM KEEPER CHRONICLES by award winning author Mikey Brooks.

When Mares escapes into the world of Awake, it is left to Gladamyr and his teen bonds, Parker and Kaelyn, to stop him. They must return the most evil nightmare ever to exist back to Dreams before the barrier between the two worlds crumbles and darkness reigns forever. But to do so, Parker and Kaelyn must heal broken friendships and unite an army of children who are brave enough to conquer their fears.

Alice called it Wonderland. Dorothey called it Oz. Nightmares call it HOME.

What others have said about The Dream Keeper Chronicles:

“Uniquely imaginitive and very creative...I will be recommending it to all my middle grade and young adult friends!” ~The Kindle Book Review

“I'd recommend this book for its imagination and adventures!” ~Camp Half Blood Reviews

“Few stories strike me as being unique like this book did.” ~Amazon Reviewer

“This is an adorable middle-grade novel that has a little bit of everything—adventure, fantastic worlds, a hero's quest, and romance.” ~Amazon Reviewer

"My heart hammered and I couldn't tear my eyes away from the page. I felt every emotion the characters did, I laughed, I cried, I felt fear while reading this book."~Amazon reviewer

"If you like the Percy Jackson, Fablehaven, or the Harry Potter series, you'll love this!"~Amazon reviewer

"The Dream Keeper is a fun, fantastic ride through both Dream and Nightmare. Brooks has written a book that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. Bravo!" ~Michaelbrent Collings, bestselling author of The Billy Saga

“This really is a cracking novel. Action-packed and spellbinding!”~Cas Peace, author of The Artisans of Albia series

Buy it now on Amazon.com

Friday, October 31, 2014

A New Book by Krista Wayment: BURNED


Krista Wayments new book Burned the next installment in the Dragons' Trust series is now available on Amazon.com as a Kindle eBook. The paperback will be available shortly.

To participate in the online launch party, check out Krista's Website

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Book Highlight: The Night Ones by Gwen Bristol

Krista Wayment here to highlight a book that I read recently and absolutely loved. The Night Ones by my writerly friend Gwen Bristol. Here is a little bit more about this book.



About the Book

In one selfish act, twelve year-old Lily unleashes an army of Night Ones, monsters who are rumored to eat children.

She struggles to set her world right and save the empire, but not everything she’s been told about the Night Ones is true, and the emperor—the only person who can control the Night Ones—is missing.

To save her people, Lily must find a lost treasure, uncover the truth about the emperor, and foil a plot to kill an entire suppressed minority race. In the process, she discovers who she is—but can she complete her quest before thousands of innocent lives are lost?

Get it now

About the Author

Writing is Gwen's second passion, she's sure. Or perhaps it's learning about writing. They're both fun. Her first passion is her family. You can learn more about her on her blog

What I think

To find out what I thought about this book, check out my review on Amazon.com

Note, since Gwen's book has been featured on the Order of Scribes blog by a paladin, she is officially an acolyte. Congrats Gwen.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

An Introduction

Hi! Krista Wayment here doing our first official post. I thought I'd start out with a brief introduction to the Order of Scribes so that you know what we are all about.

Origin

When I published my first book Dragons' Trust Book 1: Trusted back in March, I searched for a group of other middle grade and young adult authors that helped to promote each others work. Alas, they were all full. I tried joining a few groups but was not chosen and even attempted some joint promotional efforts but was not able to find my place. I have often heard it said: If there is a book you want to read but it does not exist -- write it. So I applied that in this situation. I wanted to to join a group but could not find one--so I created one. And here we are.

Original Members

I invited three of my bestest writing friends who also wrote middle grade an young adult fiction and had expressed a desire to be in such a group as this with me. Mikey Brooks gave me the final push and motivation to join this group (and so of course he was one of the first invited). The other two were Laura D. Bastian and Jaclyn Weist.

Purpose

The basic idea of the Order of Scribes is to get a group of like minded authors together to help promote each others work and connect with readers. There are other such groups as ours out there. But none of the ones I found also promoted the work of people who were not members of the group. I wanted a group the helped not only to promote their own work -- but other works that they enjoyed and thought their readers might enjoy. So the Order of Scribes is here to share with you books that we can recommend to our readers.

How it Works

Periodically through out the month the members of the Order of Scribes post on the blog about a lot of different things. We might talk about the writing craft, books we've read, events coming up, or whatever we would like to share. There is also a monthly Newsletter that you can subscribe to. The newsletter will contain heads up on sales and new releases from all of the Order of Scribe members. It will also give a review of the previous months blog posts and a preview of the following months blog posts.

Learn More

Learn more by browsing around this site and the sites of the members. You can also ask questions in the comments.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Good Things are Coming

Please pardon the dust and sounds of saws and hammering. Some awesome things are happening behind the curtain and the full blog should be up soon.