Sunday, February 23, 2014

Shout Out to Indies - Thrall by Jennifer Quintenz

We here at The Paperback Princesses often receive emails from Indie authors requesting reviews and are blessed with free book copies. Often we are unable to get to so many titles before our mass market published books take over our TBR shelves. That doesn't mean there aren't plenty of great reads though! We want to give back to those Indie authors and are declaring EVERY SECOND SUNDAY our SHOUT OUT TO INDIES MEME. For those of fellow bloggers, please feel free to add our meme to your regular schedule. We only ask that you quote and link back to us as a courtesy. For all of you Indie authors, we invite you to contact us at the contact link to your top left. We will select 1 - 3 titles (each time we post) that sound interesting. Lastly, for you readers, this is a bit of a test so please do comment and let us know what you think. We will also be offering up giveaway copies whenever we can! So without further ado, here is this week's pick 

  Published: May 2012
Publisher: Secret Tree Press
Summary: Goodreads
Braedyn is a normal girl just trying to survive high school with her two devoted friends, Royal and Cassie. Together they’re doing a pretty good job of shrugging off the slings and arrows cast their way by the popular crowd when a new boy, Lucas, moves into the house next door. Suddenly Braedyn finds herself falling in love for the first time.

But as her sixteenth birthday approaches, Braedyn discovers humankind is at war with the Lilitu, an ancient race of enticing demons that prey on human souls. Her father is a member of the Guard fighting against the Lilitu - and so are the new neighbors, including her crush, Lucas.

As her world starts to unravel at the seams, Braedyn learns the right answers aren’t always clear or easy. And as for “good” and “evil” – it all depends on how we choose to act.

Inspired by the ancient Mesopotamian myths of Lilith and her offspring, Thrall explores first love, strong friendships, and taking on adult responsibilities against the backdrop of powerful supernatural forces and life-and-death stakes
We asked Jennifer why she writes for a YA audience and this is what she told us:

I love the YA world.  There's something about that time of life that is so full of potential, emotion, drama, and incredibly high stakes - even in real life.  Add a paranormal twist and it's a recipe for intriguing, emotionally powerful stories.  I try to explore real problems, even if they happen to be against the backdrop of a supernatural crisis.  It's one of the things I think great YA can do so well, and I'm thrilled to be playing in this sandbox.

Good luck with the trilogy Jennifer.

Thrall, Daughters Of Lilith: Book 1:
Displaying INCUBUS-SMALL.jpg    Incubus, Daughters Of Lilith: Book 2:
Displaying SACRIFICE-SMALL.jpg    Sacrifice, Daughters Of Lilith: Book 3: coming soon

1 comment:

  1. I read Thrall and really enjoyed it! Great pic for this week. :D