Sunday, May 4, 2014

Cover Reveal for the Anthology Empower: Fight Like A Girl

May marks Lupus Awareness Month. Check out Empower: Fight Like A Girl. All proceeds from the book will go to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America.

Praise for Empower: Fight Like A Girl
“Even non-girls will feel empowered by these stories about ordinary, flawed characters finding their own strengths. Highly entertaining and original.”
- Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Chase and King City, whose mother lost her hearing to lupus.
 Women of TV have united against lupus! Presenting Empower: Fight Like A Girl, a special collection of short stories by top women writers from some of your favorite shows, including: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Family Guy, Person of Interest, Grimm, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Law & Order: SVU, Star Trek: Voyager, Eureka, Twisted, The 100, Malcolm in the Middle, Millennium, Being Human, The Shield, Castle, Chuck, Gilmore Girls, and Game of Thrones. In this anthology, you'll discover supernatural thrillers, crime mysteries, horror, comedies, and more.

Authors contributing stories to this volume include:

Amy Berg
Cherry Chevapravatdumrong
Akela Cooper
Liz Edwards
Jane Espenson
Shalisha Francis & Nadine Knight
Lisa Klink
Pang-Ni Landrum
Lauren LeFranc
Kam Miller
Jess Pineda
Jennifer Quintenz
Lisa Randolph
Kay Reindl
Kira Snyder
Jeane Wong

Friday, May 2, 2014


Source: Author Website
Zein: The Prophecy (Zein #1) by Graham J. Wood (New Generation, 2014, 334pp.)

Zylar of the Zein race plans to destroy all who oppose him in his quest to occupy the earth. His purpose in doing so is to wipe out humanity and strip the planet of its zinithium, a rare element currently unknown to mankind, but highly prized by the Zein.

Zylar is not without opposition, however. A prophecy speaks of two brothers that will defeat him: Kabel Blackstone, the nephew hidden from Zylar at birth, and Tyson Mountford, Kabel’s human half-brother. Together, these three characters lock in a deadly struggle that will determine the fate of the earth.

I have to admit that while I love science fiction, this YA novel wasn’t quite my cup of tea. Although the action is non-stop, the novel favors plot development at the expense of character development, and I found it hard, at times, to feel gripped by the characters’ plight. Due to suggestive content and violence, Zein: The Prophecy is recommended for older teens, Ages 16-Up.