The High Crown Chronicles Eve

The High Crown Chronicles release date is nearly here. It comes out tomorrow (9/7/2020). I can’t even tell you how excited I am for this. This release has been years in the making. I actually started writing The High Crown Chronicles for my 2012 NaNoWriMo project. I did not win that year, and spent the […]

Book Release: Pretending by Cindy Cipriano

We can all use a little bit of self-care right now and diving into fictitious worlds by reading wildly imaginative books is a great way to do that. So let’s start the week off with a bit of Pretending… With that said, Clean Teen Publishing is excited to share this new and exciting book release […]

Book Review: Goblin King (Permafrost #2) by Kara Barbieri

Ya’ll, White Stag has a sequel, and it’s just as engrossing as it’s predecessor. Now, to be honest, I did have some things I wish had been better in White Stag (world building & some of the dialogue) but I found Goblin King (Permafrost #2) to be even stronger. The hunt for the white stag […]

Book Review: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten

I do adore any novels about the Romanov empire and Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten didn’t disappoint. First let me say, Alpsten masterfully captured the dark, somber reality of Russia in the early 1700’s. I could almost feel the bleak weather, the hunger, and the misery of Catherine’s (a that time Marta’s) early life. Tsarina opens […]

The Big 50 Giveaway Winners

Okay, folks, here is the list of winners–also EVERYONE IS A WINNER, though maybe not for the person you’d picked. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who took part and volunteered their time to critique these awesome entries. And thanks to everyone who took the risk, put your work out there […]

The Big 50 Giveaway (for writers)

For my birthday the past several years I’ve tried to do a bit of a giveback to the writing community–meaning I harangue my author friends to help me give away a bunch of queries. This year, the birthday is bigger (*gulp* no specifics, but the number might be in the title!) and so I thought […]

Book Review: Butterfly Broken (Metamorphosis, Book 3) by Rebecca Carpenter

Butterfly Broken (Metamorphosis #3) is here and I’m both thrilled and saddened. I’m saddened because it means this unique and exciting story is coming to an end, but I’m thrilled with the intensity and action of the final installment. In Butterfly Broken, both Bethany and Jeremiah are reeling from the events that have already happened […]

Preview Review: Lore by Alexandra Bracken

I had the opportunity to read a 6 chapter excerpt of Lore (coming 01/25/2021) and I can’t wait to get my hands on the full book! Admittedly, I’m a Greek mythology fanatic, and I love story lines that incorporate those ancient mythologies. Lore is a modern fantasy with a twist that brings those ancient deities […]

Book Review: The Safe Place by Anna Downes

Emily could use a knight in shining armor…a fairy godmother…just a lucky break! She’s lost her job, her agent, her apartment, and she’s not in the best place with her family. But just as everything seems to be falling apart, her former boss offers her an opportunity to spend the summer working for his family […]

Book Review: Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth has joined the ranks of YA authors moving into the adult market. Her latest novel Chosen Ones is described as follows: A decade ago near Chicago, five teenagers defeated the otherworldly enemy known as the Dark One, whose reign of terror brought widespread destruction and death. The seemingly un-extraordinary teens—Sloane, Matt, Ines, Albie, […]