Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday Miscellany Featuring Ruby's Fire and More

Books

One thing about being a writer that I love is this: you get to hang with other writers. I'm really excited to host Catherine Stine today with her new book Ruby's Fire.


Here's what you can look forward to when you open to page one.

“Seventeen year-old Ruby and her little brother Thorn, have only known a life blighted by the extremist Fireseed Cult. The night Ruby is set to be claimed by one of its cruelest and oldest leaders, she makes a bid for freedom. With Thorn in tow, she stumbles into the world beyond, and finds an opportunity for a fresh start in Skull’s Wrath under the guidance of Nevada Pilgrim, a woman who may not be all she seems. Ruby's new life could bring her friendship, love, even fortune, but nothing comes without a price. Is Ruby's talent for elixirs keeping the roof over their heads, or do some of her associates have a more sinister and lucrative interest in them? Life outside a strange cult isn't without its dangers, and the experience leaves Ruby transformed and communing with the Fireseed more closely than she ever would have imagined. Stine delivers a thrilling adventure led by an exciting cast of characters, and the romance is really well handled.”  

Now you have to want a copy, right? Here's your chance to win a signed copy (U.S. only). 



a Rafflecopter giveaway



If you're not the lucky one, here's the buy link for Ms. Stein's illustrated paperback at AMAZON. For a Kindle version, click HERE.

Hope you'll sign up for Catherine's NEWSLETTER. She has a lot to share that's worthwhile.

Other sites to connect with Catherine: GOODREADS,  B and NFB, TWITTER, BLOG,WEBSITE.


About Catherine Stine:Catherine Stine writes YA, New Adult and middle grade fiction. Her YA futuristic thriller, Fireseed One, illustrated by the author won finalist spots in both YA and Science Fiction in the 2013 USA Book News International Book Awards. It was also granted a 2013 Bronze Wishing Shelf Book Award and a 2013 Indie Reader Approved notable stamp. Her YA Refugees, earned a New York Public Library Best Book. Middle grade novels include A Girl’s Best Friend

Fireseed One sequel, Ruby’s Fire is earning advance praise from reviewers and authors:
“Ruby's Fire, returns to the sun-scorched earth of Fireseed One. In this long-awaited sequel, Stine delivers a thrilling adventure led by a new and exciting cast of characters. Ruby, Armonk, Thorn and Blane are memorable, and the romance is really well handled. Favorite quote: " It feels wrong to lean on Armonk right now with Blane staring at me, a hungry, lonely look in his eye. It’s as if he’s never been hugged, never been fed, never been loved..." ”  -YAs the Word

More and more, Catherine enjoys writing speculative tales where her imagination has wild and free reign. She has taught creative writing workshops at the Philadelphia Writing Conference, Missouri University Summer Abroad, The New School and in her own ongoing NYC writing workshop. She loves her readers, and enjoys blogging.

Reader/ Writer Miscellany


  • Want a sound sleep? Tire your eyes naturally by reading until your eyelid can't stay up. "You fall asleep more peacefully," says Joseph Emet, author of Buddah's Book of Sleep.


I could have told him that! Couldn't you?

  • There are over 1,000 books published every day in the U.S.


Oye! What does this mean for writers?

My Favorite Quote for the Day

"The secret of being boring is to say everything." Voltaire

I think that can be applied to writing, too. What do you think?








50 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Catherine!
    A thousand books a day? Whoa...

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  2. Thanks, Lee, and yeah, I read every night.

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  3. Best of luck to Catherine!

    That is a lot of books...no wonder I can;t keep up with them all!

    Voltaire was a wise man.

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    1. Ain't that the truth? I think I'll pin Voltaire's quote over my desk.

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  4. Congrats to Catherine on her release day! The book sounds great, and I had no idea how many awards her first book, FIRESEED ONE, had received. Cool! Wishing Catherine huge success. :-)

    The problem with reading to fall asleep is that sometimes reading puts me to sleep whether I want it to or not. One second I'm reading an interesting chapter, the next I'm snoring on the couch cushions! lol

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    1. I know what you mean about not staying awake when you want to read.

      I'm sure Catherine's book will be another award winner.

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  5. I have the opposite problem. Especially if the book is too interesting - then I stay up the whole night reading!

    Congrats to Catherine and pretty cover, too :)

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    1. There are some that keep me going after midnight, but not many, I'm afraid. I do try to get up extra early if I'm really reading something that I want to finish.

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  6. I'm glad she escapes. I hope she makes it!

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    1. Guess we'll have to read it to find out! :-)

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  7. I've seen this book around today!

    Yep, reading is definitely how I'm able to unwind and go to sleep.

    1,000 books every day? That's a lot of reading...

    I do believe that some of the most boring books are the ones that tell you everything, so Voltaire has a point.

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    1. Catherine's making a splash alright! Here's to Voltaire's good common sense.

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  8. Best to Catherine and her book. I love that cover!

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    1. I know she'll do well. Thanks for helping to support her second book.

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  9. love that birdy on the cover!

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  10. Thanks you guys! Dez, that's no bird!!!! Can you take a wild guess what it really is?

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  11. Awesome cover and the blurb wounds awesome! Definitely adding it to my wish list!

    Love that Voltaire quote too - awesome!

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    1. Thanks for stopping in to say hi, Jemi. Voltaire's quote a keeper.

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  12. Loved, loved, loved this book. Whoever doesn't read it is missing out on one fantastic story told with a lot of finesse. I found it hard to put down.

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    1. So great that you weighed in on this, M. I know Catherine will love to read what you've written.

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  13. Congrats also to Catherine - and well done with all that recognition for your work :)

    1,000 books a day... oh my... :)

    On a positive spin, hope it will be 1,001 books on one of these days :)

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    1. Of course there will be that OTHER book. Yours perhaps? If so, we're there to support it! You know that.

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  14. Is this a blog hop? No? Thank goodness! Okay, way to go Catherine. Much respect n'stuff to you.

    Win a signed copy? U.S. only? Oh well, never mind. You know, being such an amazing guy, I shall take the liberty of sharing your posting. Jolly good of you to bring further awareness of your writer friend, Lee.

    Yes, sadly, I'm leaving now.

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    1. Always great to see you. Always sad to see you depart. Sorry this is an exclusive U. S. giveaway, but that's the way the old cookie crumbles. Now, I've really dated myself.

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  15. Congrats! to Catherine! That's a heck of a milestone to reach. Now I'm inspired to do something great!

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    1. Oh, I think you've done something great already!

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  16. Sounds like a suspenseful read! Great quote! Congrats to Catherine! BTW, I love all of the new bells and whistles on your site Lee!

    Julie

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading it! Thanks for stopping in to my website, Julie.

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  17. Sounds amazing. I would definitely have entered, but I'm a foreigner. :-)

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    1. Well, you're a lovely foreigner and I'm glad you stopped by.

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  18. Sounds like a great book. I've seen it around a few places :)

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  19. Ooh lovely to see Catherine on here! this sounds like a great read!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  20. I have been wanting to read this one since I first heard of it. I love the cover and the book sounds SO good. Thanks so much for the exciting giveaway. I would love to win! If I win the illustration I would like to be surprised- I love original art. :)
    ~Jess

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  21. Oh- and I LOVE your new home page. It is beautiful!

    Also- I wish Catherine much success!
    ~Jess

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. It's exactly what I wanted. It just took me a while to get it together!

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  22. Sounds like an excellent read. Skull's Wrath... sounds so sinister.

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  23. Reading is to sleep what warming up is to exercise. Ms. Stine's book sounds like a winner ~ thanks for sharing, and for all your support of fellow indies, Miss C. (-:

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    1. I love falling asleep with a book on my face.

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  24. Sounds awesome. Congrats Catherine! =)

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  25. Ruby's Fire sounds like an interesting read.
    I thought the books published in the U.S. alone would have been more, but that's still a lot.
    Hope all is well with you, Lee.

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  26. I've been seeing this book everywhere and it looks really good!!! Planning on reading the first in the series first.

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  27. I love the cover! :) I saw this book on a couple of blogs today. Very eyecatching. Congrats Catherine. :)

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  28. This sound deliciously original. Must-start-series.

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  29. Looks cool! And wow, 1000 books? Sheesh. I guess that speaks to our awesome imaginations, right? :D

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    1. Only 1, 000 today. Two tomorrow and then how many?

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  30. Thanks for sharing Catherine's book with us.

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