Monday, June 19, 2017

Charlotte's Library: The Hush, by Skye Melki-Wegner

Charlotte's Library: The Hush, by Skye Melki-Wegner: The Hush , by Skye Melki-Wegner (Sky Pony Press, YA, June 2017), is a fascinating story set in a world much like our own in many ways, exc...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Back From Life...

This is the longest I've ever gone without posting!  My world just became over whelming and the blog sat on the back burner...again, not me.  I love this blog and the followers.  I love promoting other authors and keeping kids in the mix.  It's still my mission to get the good work out to that ya/mg hang in there, I'm coming back soon...thx for all your support!

Annabel Wickcliff and Pips P. Toggleton
from The Benjamin McTish Series...

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


I'm giving away the first book in the Benjamin McTish YA Fantasy/Adventure Series in exchange for to read the first one before you can get to the others!   All reviews must be posted to both GoodReads and Amazon within six months of receiving your book.  If interested please follow the link below to take you to the GoodReads Event, or simply email me with your request...hurry!  Your free book is waiting!  (spread the word!)  Thx!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Charlotte's Library: Heartstone, by Elle Katharine White

Charlotte's Library: Heartstone, by Elle Katharine White: Heartstone , by Elle Katharine White (Harper Voyager, January 2017), has an incredibly catchy premise--Pride and Prejudice with dragons!  ...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Into Shadow
by T.D. Shields


From Goddess Fish Promotions today's Book Blast
Into Shadow, by T.D. Shields, a YA Dystopian.
The author will be awarding the first book (ebook) 
in three YA series: 
Into Shadow by TD Shields; 
Awaken by Michelle Bryan; 
and The Other Inheritance  by Rebecca Jaycox 
to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
And right now you can purchase this book for .99!
Leave us a comment so we know you were here!
Enjoy the Blast!
(Isn't this a terrific cover!!)


She’s nineteen. The President’s daughter. They want her dead.

Poppy’s father may be the President of the North American Alliance, but that just makes her a target for those wishing to topple the regime.

Barely escaping with her life, she must travel across a country ravaged by war and climate change to seek safety amongst a people who only recently opposed her. There she must use every skill learned from her military upbringing to survive terrifying beasts, deadly plant life, and lawless gangs before finally finding a group willing to accept her.

But her peace soon proves to be illusory. It’s not only the government that wants her dead now.



We sped through the streets, taking turns recklessly fast as we tried to lose the bikes on our tails. As we flew around yet another corner, one of the bikes caught up to me and slapped into the back of my bike. It wasn’t a particularly hard collision, but it popped my bike loose from the mag-lev rail, and I went skidding sideways across the pavement. When the base of the bike hit the curb at the edge of the road, I was flung over the handlebars to land in a crumpled heap on the cracked sidewalk.

All I could do was lie there, staring blankly at a weed growing inches from my nose as I tried to catch my breath. From the corner of my eye I saw Sharra slow and look back, trying to decide if she could help me. Then she leaned low over the handlebars and shot off into the dark streets, leaving me behind.

A million small aches and pains made themselves known as I rolled slowly to my knees. I didn’t bother to get up any further than that. I was completely surrounded, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to move fast enough to break loose from all of these people and retrieve my downed bike. Instead, I waited in silence to see what would happen next and watched for an opportunity to escape.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

After writing stories in her head for the last 30+ years, Tara finally decided to take a stab at writing them down to share them with others.

Tara has a husband, 4 kids, and 5 cats to care for along with a full-time job and contract work on the side, so finding time to write is the biggest challenge. Since her most productive hours are from 12-5 a.m. anyway, Tara usually gives up sleep in favor of writing.



Tara’s social media:

Twitter handle @td_shields


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Saturday, February 4, 2017


Hosted by Anna over at Herding Cats and Burning Soup, the 2017 reading challenge.  This year is busy with finishing my fourth book in the Benjamin McTish series and beginning a new stand alone novel.  Plus we're working on some home projects and barring any health concerns for my husband this year, I intend to keep my reading up!  I always plan for 25 books and don't quite make it, but I got somewhat closer this past year, so here's hoping I can get there this time!  Go 2017!!  Click the logo below to sign up...if this topic isn't to your liking she has several other titles for reading well as blog's really a good  site (click site to link) to follow along with.
So good luck with you reading this year...thx for following, TBSP.

New to Me

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Two Week Event...Valentine's Giveaway!

From Anna over at Herding Cats and Burning Soup...our first
 event this year here at Thornton Berry Shire Press.
Read through and follow the directions.  
This ought to be fun, its a terrific giveaway!

We're spreading some Valentine's Day love with a giveaway full of chocolate, books, and pretty things! 
To enter fill out the Rafflecopter then hit the comments and tell us about something YOU love. Your favorite author, book, or blog. Tell us about your true love, your kids, your best friend or your pets. Anything you love. We want to hear about what makes your heart full or just makes you smile.
Enter the Giveaway!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Charlotte's Library: Talons of Power, by Tui T. Sutherland

Charlotte's Library: Talons of Power, by Tui T. Sutherland: So I have been a fan of Tui T. Sutherland's Wings of Fire books since the first book in the series was just a newly hatched ARC....and...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Getting Back to Work...

So I really let things slide the last couple months of this year...too much going on with my husbands health...but we're out of the weeds now!  yay for us!  So now it's time to get back to work.  I still haven't finished book four in the Benjamin McTish series, which is back to it's daily place in my work schedule.  I plan to have this final book published this spring.  Then I will begin with a new, stand alone novel, that I have been thinking about for a while now...The Journey of Shi....working title, but will more than likely stick.

I'll be doing more work with some virtual book tours and reviews as much as possible and sharing all of this with you.  Will keep you posted with the sidebar calendar and twitter feed as necessary.

In the meantime, happy new year to everyone and good reading!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Charlotte's Library: The Creeping Shadow, by Jonathan Stroud

Charlotte's Library: The Creeping Shadow, by Jonathan Stroud: The Creeping Shadow , by Jonathan Stroud, is the fourth book about Lockwood and Co., about a group of kids fighting malevolent ghosts in a...