Meet these South Carolina young adult authors at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing, on Saturday, December 16th, at 2pm at Fiction Addiction: Emily B. Martin (author of the Creatures of Light series, including Woodwalker [Harper Voyager, paperback, $6.99] and Ashes to Fire [Harper Voyager, paperback, $6.99]) and Ashley Poston (author of Geekerella [Quirk, hardcover, $18.99]).
*Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend.
An adult fantasy tale that will surely resonate with young adult readers, Ashes to Fire is the story of a queen’s desperate journey to secure peace, and the even greater journey to discover herself. Ashes to Fire is the captivating and adventurous follow-up to Emily B. Martin’s Woodwalker — once more with cover art by the author!
“You are a country.”
Those words have been the guiding force behind Queen Mona’s every move since she was a little girl — the idea that all her actions and desires were, first and foremost, decided based on what was best for Lumen Lake. It had kept her alive after the Alcoran Invasion, it had driven her to retake her country, and now it is the steely resolve she needs to finally confront the despotic Seventh King, Celeno.
But when her diplomatic mission finds herself on the run through the swamps of Cyprien — accompanied by the unlikeliest group of companions — Mona discovers that while she is her country, she is also someone who has been sheltered by principles and bound by past mistakes. Now she must struggle to reshape her view of the world and face intimate new truths — not only for the good of her country, but for herself, as well.
Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.
Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons — before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake — until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.