BooksOne 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).
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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.
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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?