Tracy Banghart

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Rebel Wing Rebel Wing (Rebel Wing #1)
reviews: 118
ratings: 199 (avg rating 4.18)

By Blood By Blood (By Blood, #1)
reviews: 50
ratings: 88 (avg rating 3.97)

Moon Child Moon Child (Prequel to By Blood)
reviews: 27
ratings: 49 (avg rating 3.86)

Storm Fall Storm Fall (Rebel Wing, #2)
reviews: 27
ratings: 41 (avg rating 4.22)

What the Sea Wants What the Sea Wants
reviews: 5
ratings: 20 (avg rating 3.10)

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    Cover Reveal! CUTLASS by Ashley Nixon

    Happy Hump Day y'all!! Today I'm so excited to be sharing another Xpresso Book Tours post, this time a cover reveal and giveaway! I've made no secret of my love for Regina at Mae I Design. So when I heard she'd designed a book cover for a novel about sexy pirates, um YEAH. I had to be part of that!!

    Here are some details about CUTLASS:

    Cutlass by Ashley Nixon 
    (Cutlass Series #1) 
    Publication date: April 23rd 2014
    Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


    Notorious pirate Barren Reed has one thing on his mind: Revenge against the man who killed his father. So kidnapping his enemy’s fiancé seems a perfect plan…until he actually does it.

    Larkin Lee is more than a pretty face and fiancé to a powerful man. Her fierce personality is enough to make any pirate want to push her overboard.

    But when the King of the Orient comes to Barren with a task—to find the Bloodstone, a powerful gem thought only to exist in legend, Barren sees another opportunity to destroy his enemy. Together, Barren, Larkin and a crew of pirates set off to find the stone, only to discover it caused the death of Barren’s own mother and Larkin’s, too. As his strongest allies turn into his greatest enemies, and the life of the girl he kidnapped becomes more important than he ever dreamed, Barren’s quest for revenge becomes a fight to save the Orient.

    Sounds AWESOME, right?? Add it to your TBR shelf on Goodreads now!

    I know you want to see the cover, but first here's a little info about the author, Ashley Nixon:

    Ashley was born and raised in Oklahoma, where the wind really does sweep down the plains, and horses and carriages aren't used as much as she'd like. When she's not writing, she's hard at work on her Master's degree in Library Science and Information Technology, working out, or pretending she's Sherlock Holmes. Her obsession with writing began after reading the Lord of the Rings in the eighth grade. Since then, she's loved everything Fantasy--resulting in an unhealthy obsession with the 'geek' tab on Pinterest, where all things awesome go.

    Where you can find her

    And NOW...without further ado...

    CUTLASS by Ashley Nixon, cover designed by Regina Wamba!

    SO gorgeous, right?? The cover plus the description TOTALLY make me want to pick this one up. Can't wait to grab my copy when it comes out in April!

    In the meantime, Ashley's celebrating her cover reveal with an awesome giveaway! Enter below...

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    THIRD DAUGHTER Release Day Blitz!!

    Hello dearies! I'm super excited today to be part of Xpresso Book Tours' release day blitz for THIRD DAUGHTER by Susan Kaye Quinn!

    Susan doesn't know this but she's been my total hero since I first considered indie publishing. Her blog (you can find the link below) is THE most comprehensive, encouraging, and informative resource for aspiring self-publishers I've ever seen. Talk about paying it forward! She also happens to be a fantastic author, and I can't WAIT to get my hands on THIRD DAUGHTER, which sounds incredible (I'm writing this post the night before release day...otherwise I'd have already run to Amazon to buy my copy!)

    Here are some more details about THIRD DAUGHTER:

    Third Daughter by Susan Kaye Quinn 
    (The Dharian Affairs Trilogy #1) 
    December 13th 2013
    Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Steampunk 

    The Third Daughter of the Queen wants her birthday to arrive so she’ll be free to marry for love, but rumors of a new flying weapon may force her to accept a barbarian prince’s proposal for a peace-brokering marriage. Desperate to marry the charming courtesan she loves, Aniri agrees to the prince’s proposal as a subterfuge in order to spy on him, find the weapon, and hopefully avoid both war and an arranged marriage to a man she does not love.

    Third Daughter is the first book in The Dharian Affairs Trilogy (Third Daughter, Second Daughter, First Daughter). This steampunk-goes-to-Bollywood (Bollypunk!) romance takes place in an east-indian-flavored alternate world filled with skyships, saber duels, and lots of royal intrigue. And, of course, kissing.

    Sounds so intriguing, no? Can't WAIT to read it!

    Add it to your shelf on Goodreads!

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    About the Author
    Susan Kaye Quinn grew up in California, where she wrote snippets of stories and passed them to her friends during class. Her teachers pretended not to notice and only confiscated her stories a couple times.

    Susan left writing behind to pursue a bunch of engineering degrees, but she was drawn back to writing by an irresistible urge to share her stories with her niece, her kids, and all the wonderful friends she’s met along the way.

    She doesn’t have to sneak her notes anymore, which is too bad.

    Susan writes from the Chicago suburbs with her three boys, two cats, and one husband. Which, it turns out, is exactly as a much as she can handle.

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    To celebrate THIRD DAUGHTER's release there's a giveaway! Enter below to win some seriously cool swag. Like, SERIOUSLY cool. ;-)

    BLOOD CROWN cover reveal!!

    Alright, so I am soooo excited to be part of Ali Cross's BLOOD CROWN cover reveal. Ali is not only an amazing author (I'm currently reading her novel BECOME and absolutely loving it), but she's also a formatting ninja as well! She's the brain behind Novel Nunjitzu, AKA, the person who made SHATTERED VEIL's pages look gorgeous. Yay!

    First, here's the description of her new novel, BLOOD CROWN, a scifi novel releasing Feburary 20, 2014:

    Serantha is the daughter of the Emperor of the West, who rules over the remnant of humanity who escaped a dying Earth and took to the stars a thousand years ago. With no habitable planets found during their exile, the android Servants who were supposed to care for them rose up, took the name of Mind, and murdered her father. Now the androids amuse themselves by forcing humans like her into mindless drudgery. But flashes of memory hint that Sera is no ordinary human.

    On the other side of the galaxy, Nicolai, Son of the East, has abandoned his crown and joined the rebel forces in the war against the Mind. Humans have no real chance... unless the enhanced DNA developed by the Blood Crown scientists can unlock mankind's potential. When Nic and Sera are united, they discover their true potential--and together, humanity just might have a chance. But there's a legion of androids and nine years of mistrust between East and West... and coming together will require more than they ever expected.

    Sounds fabulous, right? Wait til you see the cover!!

    But first, here's more about Ali!

    Ali Cross is the sensei of Novel Ninjutsu where she holds a black belt in awesome. She lives in Utah with her kickin' husband, two sparring sons, one ninja cat, one sumo dog and four zen turtles.

    Ali is the award-winning author of young and new adult fiction and moonlights as Alex Cross when she can write wild middle grade adventures set in the faraway places of her imagination.


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    Alright, alright...NOW it's finally time!!

    GORGEOUS, right??? Oh my gosh, I LOVE it. Can't WAIT to read this book when it comes out in February!! :-D




    Welcome to my teaser post for STORM WARNING by E. Lee and C. Quinn. Check it out! Looks awesome, no? :-)

    Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!


    Storm Warning 

    (Broken Heartland #1) 

    Coming December 12, 2013



    For an extended excerpt, book trailer, and more, click here!


     Sometimes you can’t see the storm coming until it’s too late...

    Severe Storm Warning Tip #1:
    Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.

    Severe Storm Warning Tip #2:
    If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.

    Severe Storm Warning Tip #3:
    They may strike quickly, with little or no warning.

    Situated just outside of Oklahoma City, Calumet County is divided into two drastically different communities: Hope’s Grove and Summit Bluffs. One is the small backward town where dirt roads lead the way to field parties and railroad tracks. And the other, a sprawling suburb where paved drives lead to the landscaped lawns of the wealthy and overprivileged.

    For five teenagers smack in the middle of Tornado Alley, summer is heating up fast. The winds of change are blurring the invisible line that divides the rich and the rural.

    One has a secret. 
    One has a crush.
    One has been lying. 
    One will get caught.
    And one might not make it out alive.

    They’re from two different worlds…but one summer is about to change everything.

    Check out the Broken Heartland series online:

    About the Authors

    Whether you believe in destiny, divine intervention, or just plain ol' dumb luck, several things happened in 2013 that caused E. Lee’s and C. Quinn’s paths to cross. It may have been that the stars aligned perfectly or maybe it was just that their small town roots and country girl attitudes were magnetically drawn to one another. Despite geography keeping them apart—Lee in Illinois and Quinn in Alabama—they did. Thanks to three-hour phone calls, ridiculous amounts of online chats, and umpteen Google Docs—Storm Warning is the first book in their edgy new Young Adult series, Broken Heartland.

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    Hi there! I have a special post for you today. I've decided to become a host for Xpresso Book Tours, and today is my first official event! I bring you my post for the FINN FINNEGAN BOOK BLITZ!! I've got lots of cool stuff to share, including a guest post by author Darby Karchut, a fabulous giveaway, and more details on the book, FINN FINNEGAN! Read on...

    Please welcome Darby, who's going to tell us about her inspiration for writing FINN FINNEGAN. Take it away, Darby!


    I am often asked: why Celtic mythology? Well, my undergraduate degree is in anthropology, so my fascination with world cultures and myths goes way back. But it was a chance comment from my sister (who travels to Africa every year) about so-called “fairy rings” found in the African bush.  The local people said they were created by magical beings. I started researching fairy rings, which led me first to Ireland, then the Tuatha De Danaan, and finally to the legend of Fionn mac Cumhail. And thus, The Adventures of Finn MacCullen were born. Plus, I come from Irish stock; hence my first name, which is an old family name on my father’s side.

    But my real inspiration comes from my students. I have always written for older elementary and middle school boys. Since I teach 7th grade (social studies), I am constantly surrounded by this age. I wanted to give my boys a hero their own age they can measure themselves against as well as an adult male hero they can emulate.

    I am such a fortunate author, for there is not a day goes by that I don’t see a copy of my book in the hands of one of my students. What a gift.

    What a treat to visit with everyone today. Please don’t hesitate to ask me questions or make a comment. I’ll be stopping by throughout the day.


    Very, very cool! My interest is definitely peaked! And I'm always excited to hear about great books for young, male readers. Here is more info about the book!

    Book and Author Details

    Finn Finnegan by Darby Karchut 
    (The Adventures of Finn MacCullen #1) 
    Published by: Spencer Hill Press
    Publication date: March 12th 2013
    Genres: Fantasy, Middle-Grade


    Finnegan MacCullen: a thirteen-year-old apprentice with the famous Irish temperament.

    Gideon Lir: a legendary Celtic warrior with a bit of a temper of his own.

    Secretly, these blue-collar warriors battle the hobgoblins infesting their suburban neighborhood…when they are not battling each other.

    Finn (not bleedin’ Finnegan) MacCullen is eager to begin his apprenticeship. He soon discovers the ups and downs of hunting monsters in a suburban neighborhood under the demanding tutelage of the Knight, Gideon Lir. Both master and apprentice are descendents of the Tuatha De Danaan, a magical race of warriors from Ireland. Scattered long ago to the four corners of the world, the De Danaan wage a two thousand year old clandestine battle with their ancient enemy, the Amandán, a breed of goblin-like creatures.

    Now with the beasts concentrating their attacks on Finn, he and his master must race to locate the lost Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan, the only weapon that can destroy the Amandán, all the while hiding his true identity from his new friends, Rafe and Savannah, twins whose South African roots may hold a key to Finn’s survival.

    Armed with a bronze dagger, some ancient Celtic magic, and a hair-trigger temper, Finn is about to show his enemies the true meaning of “fighting Irish.”

    Here are some important links!


    Book Trailer

    Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Kobo

    Pick up your copy today because the sequel, GIDEON'S SPEAR, comes out in February!

    About the Author

    All her life, the archetypal hero and his journey have enthralled Darby Karchut. A native of New Mexico, Darby grew up in a family that venerated books and she spent her childhood devouring one fantasy novel after another. Fascinated by mythologies from around the world, she attended the University of New Mexico, graduating with a degree in anthropology. After moving to Colorado, she then earned a Master’s in education and became a social studies teacher.

    Drawing from her extensive knowledge of world cultures, she blends ancient myths with modern urban life to write stories that relate to young teens today.

    Darby is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Pikes Peak Writers Guild. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with her husband, where she still teaches social studies at a local junior high school. She enjoys running, biking, and skiing the Rocky Mountains in all types of weather.

    Her debut middle grade book, Finn Finnegan, released March 2013 (Spencer Hill Press). The next book in the series, Gideon's Spear (Spencer Hill Press), will be released February 2014. Her YA books include Griffin Rising (2011 Sharp Writ YA Book of the Year), Griffin's Fire, and Griffin's Storm

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    And now for the giveaway! Good luck!
    Thanks for stopping by! Come on back tomorrow for more cool stuff from Xpresso Book Tours!