The Sun Dwellers Book Blast

Author Bio:
David Estes
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David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children’s and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele. David’s a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.



Some of you may have already heard of David Este’s other books from The Dwellers series – The Moon Dwellers and The Star Dwellers – well today is the release date for The Sun Dwellers and if you keep reading you’ll be able to grab a sneak peak at an excerpt. Oh and aren’t the covers of all the books to die for?


The Sun Dwellers

Published On: 30th November 2012
Amazon UK | US
Synopsis: With those she’s closest to dying around her, Adele embarks on a secret mission to the Sun Realm to assassinate the President. Along the way she’ll uncover secrets about her relationship with Tristan that she might not be ready to face. Tristan has a secret, too, one that’s been eating him up inside ever since he met Adele. Will he reveal all, and risk the loss of friendship and love at a time when he needs it the most? At the same time, Adele’s mother, General Rose, must lead her soldiers into battle to face the sun dweller army in the hopes of holding them off until Adele can complete her mission. Can she outlast the strength of President Nailin’s elite fighting force?There’s only one truth in their world: someone must die.

Includes a bonus Dwellers Short Story (Anna’s Story) and a sneak peek at David Estes’ follow up YA dystopian series, Fire Country!
Teaser Excerpt:
The Sun Dwellers
Before Tristan, I’d never kissed a guy. And before now, I’d never kissed Tristan like this. It feels amazing and I want it to go on forever, but then Tristan laughs mid-kiss.
“What?” I say, frowning and staring down at him, while he continues laughing to himself, as if at some inside joke. “Am I doing it wrong?” I ask, suddenly concerned that in my zealousness I’ve made some grievous kissing mistake due to my naivety.
“No, no, sorry,” Tristan says, still cracking up. “Trust me, you’re doing everything right.”
My concern dissipates and I look at him curiously. “Then why the laughter?”
“Because as we were making out I had a funny thought.”
“You mean you weren’t thinking solely of me while we kissed?” I joke, punching him lightly in the stomach.
“Oh, I most certainly was. The funny thought was about you,”he says, laughing again.
Oh great, so I’m some big joke. “Would you mind sharing with the group?” I say, wanting to know what it is about me that’s so freakin’ funny.
“I was just thinking that a few minutes ago you seemed ready to kill me—literally—and
now you’re all over me. It just made me laugh.”

Wishlist Wednesday (25)

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper where we can share books that are on our wishlist.

Crushed Seraphim I won another book of Debra Anastasia‘s earlier this year and the covers are just to die for, plus I love paranormal stories, hence why Crushed Seraphim needs to jump onto my bookshelf.
GR: How does a foul-mouthed angel end up as the last hope for all of Heaven and Earth?
When Seraph Emma is maimed and tossed from Heaven by a rogue angel who’s taken charge, she fears she’ll never be allowed to return. Tasked with the impossible job of showing the self-loathing (and not even human!) Jason his worth, Emma is sure she’s doomed to fail. Meanwhile, having wormed his way into Heaven, the corrupt Everett has trapped God in Hell and has designs on unleashing evil everywhere. Fortunately, if there’s one thing Emma can’t do (in addition to minding her language), it’s give up. Determined to save Jason and get back to Heaven-even if it means going to Hell-Emma’s plan is simple yet impossible: trick the Devil to save God. What she doesn’t count on is the devotion and, well, humanity she finds in Jason; the spirit, hidden compassion, and raw sex appeal within the Devil; and the vulnerability of her own heart. With the help of two unlikely allies, she’ll wage the battle for Heaven. But will Emma be sidetracked by a new sort of heaven along the way? What’s truly more dangerous? Falling from Heaven, or falling in love?

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged (30)

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is a weekly event hosted by Talk Supe where you can share the books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (won) plus a recap of the previous week’s reviews, upcoming reviews and on going events. 
(P.S. click the image to go to its Goodreads page)

Bought:
Star Wars Limited Edition Moleskin Journals

A weekly one for myself and a daily one for my Dad’s Christmas present! Look how beautiful they are :3




Undeadly by Michele Vail

I preordered this when I first heard of it and needless to say I completely forgot about it until it showed up at my door, hooray!
Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries, #1)

Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
I wanted to read something completely different to my usual choices so I took a dive through Braine and Cimmaron’s shelves and decided this would do :3
Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour #1)

Bagged (freebies):
Nordic Faires by Saga Berd and Iron’s Prophecy by Julie Kagawa
No idea when I got either of these, I just stumbled across them sitting on my computer, I think NF is from smashwords and is still free and JK was doing a giveaway or something a few weeks ago and had this up for download, I haven’t even read the rest of the series but figured I should get my hands on it whilst I able!
Nordic Fairies (Nordic Fairies, #1)Iron's Prophecy (The Iron Fey, #4.5)

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
Thanks so much to Caitlin from The Y.A Bookworm Blogger for sending this too me, I won as part of her 350+ follower giveaway!
Such a Rush

This week on Northern Plunder:
Wishlist Wednesday

Currently Reading:
End of Faith by Rena Williams

I’m really enjoying this and can’t wait to get a review up and to thank Rena for contacting me, it’s reminding me a lot of The Stand too!
Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning

Well this was completely different to my usual reads and not too bad really, not far off finishing either x)

In Other News:
Oh wow I have been so busy this week, I decided to not bother to try and show you guys how much I’ve been typing and to queue all my posts for December instead, November has already been a flop month for me so  no reason to start now ;) At least I’m prepared for December!

Wishlist Wednesday (24)

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper where we can share books that are on our wishlist.

Geek LoveGeek Love by Katherine Dunn seems to be on every ones to-read list on my goodreads friend list.
GR: Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out–with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious–and dangerous–asset.
As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Lovethrows its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged (29)

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is a weekly event hosted by Talk Supe where you can share the books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (won) plus a recap of the previous week’s reviews, upcoming reviews and on going events. 
(P.S. click the image to go to its Goodreads page)
Bought:
Nocturnal: A Novel by Scott Sigler
I preordered this book months and months ago to the fact that I completely forgot that I had it preordered! It was a complete surprise when it showed up.
Nocturnal: A Novel
This week on Northern Plunder:
In Other News:
I’ve had no mouse for the week, its been horrible! You know when you’re completely in the mood to get some reviews written but you can’t. Anyhow I have a mouse back now and I’m getting back into the flow of this and I promise to sort out my lack of blogging.

Wishlist Wednesday (23)

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper where we can share books that are on our wishlist.

Snow CrashSnow Crash by Neal Stephenson has been recommended to me by various friends, I hope its as good as they say.
GR: In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous…you’ll recognize it immediately.

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged (28)

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is a weekly event hosted by Talk Supe where you can share the books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (won) plus a recap of the previous week’s reviews, upcoming reviews and on going events. 
(P.S. click the image to go to its Goodreads page)
Bagged (Amazon Freebies):
Hollowland by Amanda Hocking

Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)

Island of Fog by Keith Robinson
Pretty sure I’m too old for this one but :3
Island of Fog (Island of Fog, #1)

Promise by Kristie Cook
Promise (Soul Savers, #1)
Into the Night by Jade Fowler
Not an Amazon freebie but can be grabbed by checking out this post on Goodreads
Into the Night (Into the Night #1)
This week on Northern Plunder:
In Other News:
With this being a book blog I never mentioned that I went to see Skyfall with my Dad, however it is needed to be brought up now. Before the movie started there were a bunch of trailers as usual and one was for Twilight: Breaking Dawn part 2, this is the first trailer I’d seen and honestly I didn’t think it looked too bad compared to the others, I guess my Dad agreed cause he turned to me and said “Wow this looks like a proper Vampire movie for a change, guess we better watch part 1 soon”, it kind of made my night. We watched part 1 the next day, needless to say I felt like tearing my hair out with just how stupid it was and my Dad wasn’t too impressed either.