Release Day Blitz–Isaura by Ruth Silver

Written By: Kellie - Dec• 05•13

isaura 3d whiteTitle: Isaura

Author: Ruth Silver

Publisher: Patchwork Press/Lazy Day Publishing

Published On: December 4th, 2013

Cover Art: Erica Crouch (paperback), Lazy Day Publishing (eBook)

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Synopsis: With Joshua’s recent disappearance, Olivia has little choice but to head into the dangerous Gravelands as the new government wrestles with fixing the damage to society. Joining forces with her estranged father and a girl from Haven, they go on a search-and-rescue mission to find Joshua and bring him back alive. If traveling through outlaw territory isn’t frightening enough, Olivia learns she has exposed her secret and is hunted by her allies.

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Excerpt: “I’m fine!” I pushed harder on the gas. “They can’t be that far ahead of us.” I just hoped we were headed in the right direction.

We drove another twenty minutes north as I moved off the dirt road and onto grass. I glanced back at Rane. “Do you think Craynor could have found a place in Haven to keep Joshua?”

“I don’t know. Not much was left. There could have been a cellar or basement abandoned that didn’t get struck. That’s how I survived,” Rane admitted.

It at least gave me hope. As we drove north, the rain stopped and the clouds parted. Cresting a hill, I slammed the brakes as we jolted to an abrupt halt.

“What the hell?” Gavin’s voice echoed as the seatbelt restrained him and his arm shot up on the dashboard to steady himself. A few feet away, I saw outlaws with weapons pointed in our direction. “Hurry up!” His voice threatened in my ear as I slammed on the gas, but our car wasn’t going anywhere: the tires had blown from spikes in the road.

Locking the doors hadn’t helped. They busted the car window and flipped the lock, opening the door, dragging all three of us out.

 

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Every Writer Should Be Reading

by Ruth Silver

So I feel it should go without saying, every writer should be reading their genre. Or at the very least reading. I was shocked to find that when I went to an Author Fair, I met an author that doesn’t read anything. “I don’t have time to read.” My mouth hit the floor. How can an author not having time to read? How can you know your craft, if you don’t read other books of the same genre?

Better yet, if you’re not reading, what are you doing to better yourself as a writer? You can’t write your book, publish, and then expect it to magically sell itself, unless, you’re J.K. Rowling.

My point is, if you’re a writer you better be reading something. The art of dialogue, plot, story-telling – it’s all learned from reading. The more you read, the more you realize what you like and what you don’t in a story.

Don’t just stop at reading, write a critical review. That doesn’t mean be negative, it means provide constructive criticism. The more reviews you write, the more you’ll learn what you liked and didn’t. You’ll also be able to have a more constructive eye for your own writing.



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