Monday, March 4, 2013

Book Chat: Two Unrealms Authors and Two Books


It's time for another book chat, and today I have a book release announcement from M. Pax and a cover reveal of Angela Brown's newest book. Both authors are part of the group Untethered Realms.

A Grand New Age of Boom or Dust?

Boomtown Craze, Book 3 in the Backworlds series is here!

In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendents to survive in a harsh universe.

To secure his future, Craze must propel his world into a more prosperous era. Only days away from the grand opening of his new and improved tavern, he is confronted by a loony Backworlder intent on mucking up his plans. Gaunt and trembling, she claims her spaceship is possessed. She also has a connection to the underworld that shakes loose the dark past of one of Craze’s closest friends. It all threatens to end Craze’s prosperity before it begins.

Meanwhile off world, Captain Talos works desperately to outwit the mercenary Jixes and lure them away from his and Craze’s budding prospects. The mind-control weapon Talos uses against them is wearing thin, and his next move may be his last.

Will Craze and Talos’s efforts bring about a grand new age of boom or damn them to forever struggle in the dust?

Available in ebook at:

Other Outlets can be found at

It will also be available in paperback from Amazon shortly.

M. Pax is a Browncoat and SG fan, she’s also slightly obsessed with Jane Austen. In the summers she docents as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory where the other astronomers now believe she has the most extensive collection of moon photos in existence. No fear, there will be more next summer. She lives in stunning Central Oregon with the Husband Unit and two lovely, spoiled cats.

From March 4 to March 22, folks can enter to win the following:

1 set of signed Backworlds paperbacks, including The Backworlds, Stopover at the Backworlds’ Edge, and Boomtown Craze. Will only ship to US residents.

One of five free ebooks. All countries eligible. Enter the rafflecopter for a chance.


The new frontier #scifi Boom or dust? Boomtown Craze - Book 3 in the Bacworlds series #kindle #nook all ereaders

Miss Firefly? #scifi Try the Backworlds. Boomtown Craze - Book 3 - Book 1 is #FREE #kindle #nook all ereaders


Miss Firefly? Try the Backworlds. Book 1 is FREE for all ereaders. Life on the galactic frontier. Will it be boom or dust? Boomtown Craze, Book 3, is now out. WIN books. Paperbacks and ebooks up for giveaway

And now a message from Angela Brown: Revealing a new project is such a milestone in an author's pathway to publication. Many thanks to Heather McCorkle for the book cover design. Introducing the cover for...

FRAILTIES OF THE BOND (Add to Goodreads)

NEO – Network of Extraordinaires and Otherworldlies:

Those who answer the call from NEO play their part in maintaining balance in our ever-changing times. With power-hungry malcontents, jealous gods, and even those with misguided good intentions, the fate of our world has oft been held in the hands of unsung heroes such as those that are members of NEO.

But before NEO, these heroes and heroines had lives, loves, issues and interests that didn’t involve saving mankind.

In Frailties of the Bond, it only takes one bite to change a life

After a hiking trip gone wrong, sixteen-year-old Luca should have been dead. Since then, he’s drifted from one school day to the next, annoyed by the looks of suspicion. When a vampire attack claimed his mother and forced his first shift into animal form, Luca set out for Texas, vengeance bound, only to discover so much more when Aimee crossed his path.

Flesh-born of vampire parents sixteen years ago, Aimee shouldn’t exist. Magic, though, made dreams come true for an undead couple desperate for a child all their own. But this magic came with a price, a cost Aimee discovered after one forbidden bite.

And the cover:
Cover design by Heather McCorkle of CP Design
Xpresso Book Tours is handling the release blitz set for March 20th through March 31st. If you are interested in participating (YAY! and THANK YOU! if you are), click here to sign up.

Now, as tempting as it is to ask for a sound off of total love for this book cover, I'm curious about a few other things? How much does the book cover matter in choosing a book? Do you prefer symbolic covers, i.e., everything on the cover means something or directly relates to something in the book? Or just something that grabs your attention, no matter how it relates to the content within?

Congrats Angela on the fantastic book cover and congrats to Mary on her newest release!! 

Also, Untethered Realms is hosting a contest on Facebook, and you have a chance to win a copy of M. Pax's Boomtown Craze. Click here for more details.


Christine Rains said...

Yay for Mary and Angela! Both are such amazing, sharp covers.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations Mary and Angela!
And oh crap, was the reveal for Angela's book today...?

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to Mary and Angela. I've been seeing both books around today. Awesome covers.

Al Diaz said...

Congratulations to both M.Pax and Angela!

Kelley Lynn said...

I was able to get one of mpax books for free! Can't wait to read it!

Suzanne Furness said...

Many congratulations to Mary and Angela. Looking and sounding great guys!

M Pax said...

Woo hooo for Angela!

And thank you a zillion times 20 million, Cherie! Have a beautiful Monday :)

M Pax said...

PS You should be immortal

Jay Noel said...

Whoa - two gorgeous covers on one day. Congrats to Mary and Angela!!!!

Graeme Ing said...

Congrats to both you ladies. Very very nice covers! Both going on my reading list.

Camille Picott said...

Congrats to both authors! Thanks for hosting the nice giveaways, Cherie!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Congrats to Mary and Angela! Yay! :)

DL Hammons said...

I too am a Browncoat, and a fan of both of these ladies! Good luck to both! :)

Anonymous said...

Yay for Mary and Angela. It was great reading about their new books. I love seeing new releases from bloggers.

Shallee said...

Thanks for sharing these books! Love the covers, and I'm always on the lookout for something new and adventurous to read. :)

Heather R. Holden said...

Exciting! Cover reveals are so fun. Hope both these authors are successful with their books!

Unknown said...

M. Pax's blurb rocks! I love epic-sounding tales. Congrats to Angela also. :-)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both Angela and Mary.
Thanks for sharing them here :)

Cathy Keaton said...

Congrats to Mary and Angela!

Catherine Stine said...

Kudos to both of these fabulous authors!!!

Romance Book Haven said...

Congratulations to both the authors! Covers look great!


Romance Book Haven said...

Congratulations to both the authors! Covers look great!


Aubrie said...

What a cool looking cover! Are those peacock feathers around his waist?

Anonymous said...

Good luck to both ladies! Lots of new books to celebrate so far in 2013!

DMS said...

Congrats to both offers. I am a fan of Mary's! I love her blog and her books sound so interesting. Thanks so much for the great giveaway.

DMS said...

Oh- and I am not sure who my favorite Backworlds character is- but I hope to start this series soon. :)

Unknown said...

Congratulations to both Mary and Angela!