Author Interview: Award-winning Author Mackenzie Flohr Discusses her new Fantasy Release THE RITE OF ABNEGATION

The adventure continues in the award-winning Rite of Wands adventure! Author Mackenzie Flohr discusses her new release The Rite of Abnegation.

An excellent fantasy novel, I found it entertaining and engrossing and loved it.” —Annarellix Book Blog

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About The Rite of Abnegation: When a dangerous unidentified foe begins to attack residents of the kingdom of Vandolay, young warlock, Mierta McKinnon must use his newly acquired knowledge and skills from apprenticeship to save them. But the people of Vandolay aren’t the only ones he must save, especially when his younger brother comes face-to-face with the foe.

Describe Mierta McKinnon, the main character of the series and his brother, Lochlann? Mierta’s like a mix of the Eleventh Doctor from Doctor Who and Harry Potter’s Snape. Brilliant, yet arrogant as heck! Lochlann represents the person who doesn’t know who they are, why they’re here or where they’re going.

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The Rite of Abnegation Silver Dagger Book Tour

I have partnered with Silver Dagger Book Tours to create an amazing blog book tour featuring bloggers located around the world in order to help me celebrate the release of The Rite of Abnegation, the long-awaited sequel to my multiple award-winning young adult fantasy, The Rite of Wands.

For the next thirty days, I will be visiting over 48 different blogs, which are listed below and interacting with their fans and readers.

Exclusive Content:

Download The Rite of Abnegation Promo Pack
Promo Pack includes the following:
(1) Printable 11 x 17  Posters; Suitable for Retail/Libraries,  (1) Printable Bookmark

And don’t forget to visit the giveaway hosted by Silver Dagger Book Tours.

Schedule:

Apr 16

Kickoff at Silver Dagger Book Tours

Character Madness and Musings

Apr 17

A Pinch of Bookdust

Bedazzled By Books  

Apr 20

Nina Soden #TheRedheadedAuthor

Shannon Muir, Author – Infinite House of Books

Apr 21

The Book junkie Reads . . .

Craving Lovely Books

Apr 22

Java John Z’s  

Books, Authors, Blogs

Apr 23

zolablue

IndiePowerd by No Sweat Graphics

Apr 24

Sylv.net

Insane Books

Apr 25

Book-Lover

Apr 27

Inside the Insanity

T’s Stuff  

Apr 28

Word Processor, Romance, Cats, Kids and Creed

Midnight Book Reader

Apr 29

Luv Saving Money

Scrupulous Dreams

Apr 30

Literary Gold  

The Book Dragon

May 1

Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read

Readeropolis  

May 2

Hurn Publications

May 4

Maiden of the Pages

Rabid Readers Book Blog

May 5

The Northern Witch Book Blog

Twisted Book Ramblings

May 6

More Books Please blog

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

May 7

Girl with Pen  

Teatime and Books    

May 8

Musings From An Addicted Reader  

The Bookshelf Fairy

May 11

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee  

The Sexy Nerd ‘Revue’  

May 12

Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’  

Book Corner News and Reviews  

May 13

nanasbookreviews

Books all things paranormal and romance

May 14

Anna del C. Dye official page

eBook Addicts

May 15

Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author

Jazzy Book Reviews

May 16

Dragon’s Den

Pen Possessed  

The Rite of Abnegation Release Giveaway!

To celebrate the April 16, 2020 release of The Rite of Abnegation, I’m giving away to 2 winners – an ebook copy of The Rite of Abnegation, a set of The Rite of Wands character cards, and a 11 by 17 poster of The Rite of Wands!

(Scroll down for the giveaway!)

About The Rite of Abnegation

When Lochlann becomes nervous about his upcoming Rite of Wands ceremony, his older brother, Mierta McKinnon, reassures him everything will be okay. But when Lochlann staggers out of his ceremony and refuses to use magic, Mierta is determined to find out why.

Meanwhile, the kingdom of Vandolay is under attack by a dangerous, unidentified creature, and Mierta’s father, Mortain McKinnon, requests his son’s assistance to help aid the injured.

But the people of Vandolay aren’t the only ones Mierta must save when someone he holds dear comes face-to-face with the creature and their life hangs in the balance.

Now Mierta must draw upon his strength and his newly acquired magic skills to defeat a dangerous foe and save everyone from death.

Enter to win!

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BHC Press Launches New Online Store at Bookshop.org to Help Support Independent Bookstores

BHC Press is pleased to announce they have launched their new online storefront in conjunction with Bookshop.org to help support the independent bookstore community as well as several new initiatives to help support libraries and make their books more accessible to readers.

“We’re always looking for ways to help support the book community, independent bookstores, and libraries,” stated Joni Firestone, co-founder and co-publisher at BHC Press. “That’s why we’re so excited about Bookshop.org and the benefits and support they are providing to independent bookstores. There’s nothing more magical than a book, and we’re thrilled to lend our support and help to the book community.”

Over 200 titles are available for purchase at the BHC Press storefront, including many award-winning books for both adults and young adults. Books are available to purchase in both hardcover and trade softcover. Every purchase through their storefront benefits and supports independent booksellers.

“With the current shift in the business landscape right now and with so many people at home, we’re doing our best to make books accessible to readers, retailers, and libraries,” continued Firestone. “We’re offering unlimited ebook downloads on all our titles through the Overdrive library system through end of April. We’ve also offering four of our popular anthologies to readers to read for free as an ebook.”

Visit the new BHC Press online storefront at:  https://bookshop.org/shop/bhcpress

Now through April 15, BHC Press is offering the following anthologies to read for free as an ebook: The Whispered Tales of Graves GroveA Winter’s RomanceIn Creeps the Night, and On the Edge of Tomorrow: A YA Anthology. Visit the homepage on their website for details and availability.

Booksellers, librarians, and retailers interested in carrying BHC Press titles can also purchase or preorder their titles though Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, Overdrive, and Perma-Bound. BHC Press offers many attractive pricing incentives and partnership programs to the trade. Visit their website for more information.

About BHC Press:

BHC Press publishes the best in independent books. Their award-winning books have been reviewed and featured in Kirkus ReviewsPublishers WeeklyBookListSchool Library JournalForeword ReviewsLocus MagazineParade Magazine, and many more.

To learn more about BHC Press and their books, visit their website at www.bhcpress.com

The Rite of Abnegation (The Rite of Wands #2) Trailer

Coming soon to trade softcover, hardbound, ebook and audio on April 16, the sequel to the award-winning young adult fantasy, The Rite of Wands.

The Rite of Abnegation | A Thrilling Coming of Age Story & Young Adult Novel

Description:

When Lochlann becomes nervous about his upcoming Rite of Wands ceremony, his older brother, Mierta McKinnon, reassures him everything will be okay. But when Lochlann staggers out of his ceremony and refuses to use magic, Mierta is determined to find out why.

Meanwhile, the kingdom of Vandolay is under attack by a dangerous, unidentified creature, and Mierta’s father, Mortain McKinnon, requests his son’s assistance to help aid the injured.

But the people of Vandolay aren’t the only ones Mierta must save when someone he holds dear comes face-to-face with the creature and their life hangs in the balance.

Now Mierta must draw upon his strength and his newly acquired magic skills to defeat a dangerous foe and save everyone from death.

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Book Spotlight: LEGEND OF THE STORM SNEEZER by Kristiana Sfirlea @KristianasQuill #FridayFeature

Legend Seeker. Part-time Ghost Hunter. Time Traveler.

Thirteen-year-old Rose Skylar sneezed a magical storm cloud at birth, and it’s followed her around ever since. But when “Stormy” causes one too many public disasters, Rose is taken to Heartstone, an asylum for unstable magic. Its location? The heart of a haunted forest whose trees have mysteriously turned to stone.

They say the ghosts are bound to the woods … then why does Rose see them drifting outside the windows at night? And why is there a graveyard on the grounds filled with empty graves? Guided by her future selves via time traveling letters, Rose and Marek—best friend and potential figment of her imagination—must solve the mystery of the specters and the stone trees before the ghosts unleash a legendary enemy that will make their own spooks look like a couple of holey bed sheets and destroy Heartstone Asylum.

Letters from the future are piling up. Rose can’t save Heartstone herself. However, five of herselves, a magical storm cloud, and a guardian angel who might very well be imaginary? Now that’s a silver lining.

But will they find what killed the ghosts before what killed the ghosts finds them?

Details:

Genre: Fantasy

Age category: Middle Grade

Publisher: Monster Ivy Publishing

Release Date: May 5th 2020

Links:

Amazon pre-order: https://amzn.to/2SzJNEc

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51456053-legend-of-the-storm-sneezer

Excerpt:

Oh, the joys of being your own babysitter! Self-employment had never tasted so sweet. Yes, lack of pay was a slight disadvantage, but why would a girl be counting coins when she could be counting the steps from her house to the heart of a forbidden forest?

     Of course, just because she was her own babysitter didn’t mean she was alone strolling the backwoods of her family’s estate. Rose was never alone, not with the little gray storm cloud following her wherever she went. Inside, outside, in the bathtub or in bed, there it was dripping raindrops like a runny nose. Lightning combed her curls till every strand was a live wire and the thunder…well, like most uncomfortable noises, thunder picked the absolute worst times to crack. Her storm cloud was, without any competition, the biggest nuisance in the domain of Chunter Woods.

     Gosh, she loved that thing.

     “I’m a good babysitter, aren’t I?” Rose asked her storm cloud. Stormy considered this, fluttering in thought, and patted her head affirmatively. Her hair poofed like a kernel of popcorn. “Thought so.” She nodded in satisfaction.

     She really was a good babysitter. Qualified in all babysitting necessities such as storytelling, how to open child safety locks, and—“Can we do that thing where you sock someone in the stomach when they’re choking?”

     Stormy swooped, ramming between her ribs with the force of a fist. She belly-flopped on the ground, supplies spilling out of her rucksack. “Good,” she wheezed. “Good to know.”

About the Author:

Kristiana Sfirlea is a writer of MG fantasy involving time travel and things that go bump in the night.

As an author, Kristiana knows what it means to get in character. She spent five years volunteering as a historical reenactor and trying her best not to catch her skirts on fire as a colonial girl from the 1700s (leading cause of death at the time next to childbirth). Working at a haunted house attraction, she played a jumping werewolf statue, a goblin in a two-way mirror, and a wall-scratcher — so if she’s standing very still, growling, checking her reflection, or filing her nails on your wall, be alarmed. Those are hard habits to break.

A proud homeschool graduate, Kristiana credits much of her development as a writer to her schooling experience, which also helped her combat a learning disability, dyslexia, and clear the path for her love of reading. Inspired by a local oddity, the Sweetreads Bookmobile, Kristiana dreams of the day she can run her own mobile bookstore. Or haunted house attraction. Or both. Look out, world — here comes a haunted bookmobile! (And this is precisely why writers should never become Uber drivers.) She loves Jesus, her family, and imaginary life with her characters.​