Showing posts from July, 2014

Marking Time

Marking Time by April White 4 out of 5 Synopsis Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything... a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all. Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England. He reveals the existence of the Immortals: Time, Nature, Fate, War and Death, and explains to Saira that it is possible to move between  centuries – if you are a Descendant of Time.  Saira finds unexpected friendships at a boarding school for Immortal Descendants and a complicated love with a young man from the past. But time is running out for her mother, and Saira must embrace her new identity as she hi

Harlow Whittaker & The Apprentice

Harlow Whittaker & The Apprentice by Valerie Day-Sanchez 5 out of 5 Synopsis Two weeks ago nineteen year old Harlow Whittaker discovered that being able to travel to different worlds, while she slept wasn't just a weird secret that she had hidden since she was a child. In fact it meant that she was extraordinarily special. She was the first human soothsayer, the savior of the worlds. After abandoning her world and surviving the treacherous journey to Carnelian Comba, where she was finally united with fellow soothsayers. She has little time to recuperate from her imprisonment by her attacker, because just as she sits at the round table with the council members they realize they are under attack. Once again there is no time to waste, in order to survive, Harlow must leave Carnelian Comba. As Harlow begins to discover who she is, as she leads her army, she realizes that seeing the future while she sleeps was only the beginning. Unfortunately as her own abilities grow so a

Good news, everybody!

Well, it looks like another of those over-stimulating weekends where I should go sit down and have a nice cup of tea instead. I had two causes for excitement this week, and I will leave you to judge exactly how geeky I am to get worked up. For example, over the years of wanting to be an author, and dreaming of the day when I would see a book with my name on the shelf - I never imagined how giddy I would get over a bookmark. But I dare you to look at it and not agree with my friend Khloe, that it is "sexy as phuck". This is part of the promo package that popped up in my email from my cover designer Beth Syler .  She's the amazing artist who has done all three covers for the Witch-Hunter series.  I'd like to say that she's made my books look professional - but "professional" seems too sterile a word.  She's made my books look... addictive. Anyway, as agreed, Beth had done the cover for book 3 - The Shadow Falls (which can be seen on my websi