Thursday, December 5, 2013

Now on Tour the Bitter Snow Series by Lauren Sweet

December 5 Guest blog
The Creatively Green Write at Home mom

December 6 Guest blog
The Book Landers 

December 9 Recipe for Mama's Monday Kitchen  and review
Cabin Goddess 

December 10 Infamous Cabin Goddess Interview 
Cabin Goddess 
December 11 Interview
Skye Malone

December 12 Spotlight
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!

December 13 Interview
Roxanne’s Realm

December 16 Spotlight
Howling Books and Design

December 17 Guest blog
Fang-tastic Books

December 18 Spotlight
Lisa’s World of Books

December 19 spotlight
Soaring Eagle Publicity

December 20 Spotlight
Night Owl Reviews

December 20 Spotlight
Paranormal Romance Fans for Life

December 23 Spotlight
Book Liaison – 

December 23 Spotlight
Krystal's Enchanting Reads ... 

December 26 Guest blog
Magic and Mayhem

December 27 Interview and review
Nyxx's Nook

December 30 Interview
Pembroke Sinclair

December 31 review 
Mythical Books

January 1 Spotlight and review
Corey's Book Reviews   

January 2 review
Who's Review – 

January 2 review
Fic Central 

January 3 Spotlight and review
Curse of the Bibliophile

January 3 review
Painted Words

January 6 Guest blog and review
Fictional Reality 

January 6 review
Tanyas Book Nook, 

Bitter Snow Series Description

“We are the rulers of Midwinter. In the most powerful cold of the winter, in the deepest dark of the year, we hold sway, and all of your hearth fires cannot stand against us. We are the winds that howl down the chimneys and extinguish your candles. We are the northern lights and the hungry wolves; the bitter crack of ice and the killing frost. The raging blizzard and the deep, soft, final sleep of those lost forever in the snow.”

Bitter Snow is a modern retelling of the fairy tale “The Snow Queen,” in nine novellas. It’s my all-time favorite fairy tale, about a girl’s quest to save her childhood friend from the evil Snow Queen, through her courage, determination, and the strength of her love for him. Each volume is about 80-90 pages (32,000 words). The next three installments are scheduled for release in spring/summer 2014, with the final three to follow later in the year.

Bitter SnowVolume One
Lauren Sweet

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication:  December 5, 2013

Number of pages: 85
Word Count:  32,000

Cover Artist: Jeanne Gransee Barker

Book Description:

Whatever you do, don’t open the door.

All Gilly Breslin wants for her sixteenth birthday is for her best friend Kai to see her as more than just the girl next door he’s known forever. So when she receives a mysterious, romantic invitation to meet him at midnight, she knows she has to go. 

But it’s St. Nicholas’s Eve, the ancient festival of Bellsnichol, when demons roam the dark winter landscape. Tradition demands that everyone in the tiny town of Bremerton stay inside, doors shut tight against evil.

Gilly thinks it’s just a quaint old superstition. She has no idea that a malevolent power has been unleashed in Bremerton—with Kai as its target. But when she answers her door at midnight, her romantic date turns deadly…and she’s drawn into an ancient web of fear and darkness that threatens everything she loves.

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Dark Solstice
Bitter Snow
Volume Two
Lauren Sweet

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication:  December 21, 2013

Number of pages: 85
Word Count:  32,000

Cover Artist: Jeanne Gransee Barker

Book Description:

On St. Nicholas’s Eve, the festival of Bellsnichol, Gilly Breslin opened her door to an ancient evil. A demon queen who’s slowly destroying Gilly’s best friend Kai—the only guy she’s ever loved.

But it’s not just Kai. Every guy who falls in love with the Snow Queen turns evil—and every guy who sees her falls in love with her.

Gilly’s only hope is to enlist the secret guardians of Bremerton, who may hold the key to banishing the Snow Queen and her minions. But with the town erupting in violence and the demons’ power increasing as the winter nights grow longer, she’s in a race against time to stop them before it’s too late.

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Twelfth Night
Bitter Snow
Volume Three
Lauren Sweet

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication:  January 5, 2014

Number of pages: 85
Word Count:  32,000

Cover Artist: Jeanne Gransee Barker

Book Description:

Winter demons have invaded the tiny town of Bremerton, and sixteen-year-old Gilly Breslin is the only one who can banish them. The only problem is, she doesn’t know how.

Digging through the town’s historical archives, she and her friend Niko piece together clues to an ancient ritual to send the demons back to the dark realm they sprang from.

But the Snow Queen has plans of her own. Her power is greatest at the darkest time of the year, and her evil influence is spreading insidiously through the town, leaving Gilly wondering if there’s anyone left who can be trusted.

The demons must be banished by Twelfth Night, or the town will be lost. But to do it, Gilly may have to sacrifice everything that matters to her—including her soul.

About the Author:

I was born and raised in New Jersey, and books were a big part of my childhood. When I was about three and a half, I became obsessed with a Little Golden Book about a goat that gets a bucket stuck on its head. Since no one would read me the goat book as often as I wanted, I learned to read it myself—and haven’t stopped reading since. It was only inevitable that I turned to writing, so I could create more of the kind of stories that I like to read!

My favorite genres are mystery, sci-fi and paranormal/fantasy. I’ve always been fascinated by myths and fairy tales, and I love incorporating elements of ancient lore into modern stories. I have a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and I currently live near Portland, OR, where I am a freelance writer and editor. My other esoteric skills include astrology, figure skating, and the ability to do a perfect split.

Twitter: @writerlaurens

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Unknown said...

I love the sound of these books. The neck lace is beautiful. I have my fingers crossed

bn100 said...

These sound interesting