Spotlight on Wolfsbane by Gillian Philip—and a Giveaway!

Wolfsbane

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Title: Wolfsbane
Series: Rebel Angels Book Three
Author: Gillian Philip
Publisher: Tor
Publication Date: July 2014

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Synopsis

 

It’s tough being the foretold savior of your race. Rory MacGregor, kept a
virtual prisoner in his own father’s dun and hunted by the Sithe queen,
needs a break now and then—and what better fun than tearing the
Veil no one else can tear and escaping to the Otherworld?

In that dangerous Otherworld, Hannah Falconer is as trapped by
circumstance as the strange wild Sithe boy whose horse nearly kills her.
When Rory tricks her into crossing the Veil and entering his world,
she’s sure it can’t be any worse than her usual home life.

Meanwhile, Seth MacGregor is fighting to keep his clan safe from the
malevolent queen Kate. When an attack comes after years of
stalemate, he is shocked to discover who is leading it…
and who else is conspiring against him.

Wolfsbane, the third novel in Gillian Philip’s Rebel Angels
series is enthralling and suspenseful, with a range of
characters appealing to every age.

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About the Author

 

Gillian Philip 3Gillian Philip is the author of more than 20 books for adults, young adults and children, including the Rebel Angels series (Firebrand, Bloodstone, Wolfsbane and Icefall). Her debut novel, the dystopian mystery Bad Faith, was published in 2008.

She lives in the north-east highlands of Scotland, with one husband, two children, three dogs (Cluny, Milo and Otto), two psychotic cats (the Ghost and the Darkness), a slayer hamster (Buffy), a fluctuating population of chickens (including Mapp, Lucia, Mrs Norris and Honey Boo Boo), and a lot of nervous fish.

 

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To enter the drawing for a hardcover copy of
Wolfsbane by Gillian Philip, leave a
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be drawn Tuesday evening, September 23rd.
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Philip continues to excel at depicting relationship and character growth,
and the slow boil to action among the long-lived but increasingly impatient Sithe.
—Publishers Weekly

Book Blitz: Worlds Collide by S.M. McEachern

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Title: Worlds Collide
Series: Sunset Rising #2
Author: S.M. McEachern
Publication date: March 3rd 2014
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult
 

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Synopsis:

In a desperate attempt to escape execution, Sunny O’Donnell and Jack Kenner
find a way out of the Pit and into a world still believed to be toxic with radiation.
Under the brilliant sun for the first time in their lives, they not only discover that
the earth has healed from nuclear war, but there are people outside the Dome.

In Worlds Collide, the second book of the Sunset Rising trilogy, Sunny and Jack
must continue a life of subterfuge in order to stay alive and find a way to free
the Pit. But in their attempt to save the urchins, they uncover the horrifying truth
about President Holt and the evil he could unleash on the world.

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An Excerpt from Worlds Collide

 

The drops soon gathered speed and turned into a downpour, as if someone had turned on a showerhead. It made a drumming noise against the hard-packed earth, which came as a surprise. I had no idea rain made a sound.

Everyone on the training field carried on as though there wasn’t a storm in progress. Dena continued with her tour. It wasn’t until a flash of light lit up the sky that Dena said it was time to go inside. The unexpected flash was blinding, but it was the booming noise that followed that sent me careening into Jack’s side. For just an instant I wondered if it was an attack.

Worlds CollideJack’s shoulders shook with barely concealed laughter. I shot him a look. “As if you’ve ever been in a storm,” I said.

The trek back up to the courtyard was a little trickier on wet ground. As we went, the lightning became brighter and the thunder louder. Jack’s sunglasses weren’t much protection. I never thought I’d be relieved to go back inside a mountain again, but I was.
Pausing inside the entranceway to shake the water off, I took in the big empty room—what was once the lobby of the hotel. The grotto was made entirely of stone tile with high arched ceilings. The ghostly outlines of bygone furniture hinted that the hotel was once quite grand, but now crumbling tiles and dark stains ground into the stone had robbed it of its beauty. I rubbed the toe of my boot against one of the dark spots, wondering what it was.

“Human misery is a stubborn stain,” Dena said. “A lot of skeletons were found here, the floor darkened by their decay.”

A shiver went down my spine when her meaning registered. How many people had sought refuge here after the war, only to die a slow horrible death? Were they from the valley? Were they the same people who had been turned away from the Dome by the bourge? The stains of decay were everywhere. For a moment I closed my eyes against the mental image of what they must have had to clear out of here in order to reclaim this building.

Behind me the door opened and a few people entered the lobby. They glanced in our direction and continued to the far side of the room.

“The entire hotel is built inside the mountain, hidden to the outside world,” Dena said.

I watched the small group open the bags they carried and spread out blankets on the floor.

Jack pointed to the artificial lighting. “You’ve made your own light?”

Dena smiled. “It’s not nuclear science. It’s just a filament.”

Jack looked a little embarrassed by his question. I had thought the same thing until Jin-Sook had corrected me. As much as I professed that these people weren’t heathens, I still made assumptions about them, as though they wouldn’t be as smart as we were. But as we walked through the reclaimed ruins, I was reminded of the ingenuity of the human spirit. As someone who came from the Pit, this was not something I should’ve forgotten.

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About the Author

 

S.M. McEachernS.M. McEachern was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. She attended Dalhousie University in the 1990s where she earned an Honours Degree in International Development Studies. She worked in the field of International Development for several years, specializing in ocean development.

Sunset Rising is S.M. McEachern’s first novel. She says the idea for the story first came to her in the 1990s when she researched a Bio-Dome experiment in Arizona for an academic paper. The thought that the world might one day need a Bio-Dome to escape a global catastrophe set her imagination into overdrive. And the ethics behind such an idea formed the backdrop for Sunset Rising.

Her goal in writing the novel is to entertain the reader with an interesting plot and colourful characters.

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