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Monday, 23 May 2016

BLOG TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - Flying Blind by Caroline A. Gill

Book & Author Details:

Flying Blind
Caroline A. Gill
(The Flykeeper Chronicles, #2)
Publication date: May 21st 2016
Genres: Dystopia, Paranormal, Young Adult


In a broken America, seventeen-year old Iolani Bearse encounters a world full of wonder and danger.
Lani discovers a secret: houseflies have magic.
Stealers have no mercy.
Armed with memory-draining lanterns, the stone-cold hunters relentlessly follow catastrophes, laying traps, preying on the weak.
Together with her father, Eleanor, Sam, and Mango, her beloved pinto mare, Lani rescues victims from the grasp of Memory Stealers. One by one, she saves whomever she can, looking for any path that leads to safety. When her family’s farmhouse is attacked, Lani must act quickly to save those she loves.
Can Lani unmask their powerful, hidden enemies before the flies’ magic fails and everything burns to ashes?
Will the loss of one of her greatest friends become her downfall?
Can Lani overcome the evil that is tearing her world apart, flying blind?



What show from your childhood would you love to bring back?

Smashing. This is going to sound ridiculous. I know, I know. But if I could bring back a show from my childhood it would be Fantasy Island.

There was always a plane. And Tattoo yelled out, “The Plane!” every episode, pointing up at the sky. Most often the plane landed safely. And then, Mr. Roarke would casually stroll out with his perfectly-tanned self and welcome the guests who had come for a singularly pressing need. Something beyond what anyone, anywhere else could provide, Mr. Roarke could finesse.

I think, really, he must have been a warlock. No one suspected because he was fabulous and always impeccably dressed in white.  He controlled the hotel, the island, and the guest list. He had to be a warlock, right?

I can remember so many times having to leave before the episode ended. It was like a small death, walking away from the static of the turned-off television in my parents’ room. Knowing because there was no such thing as recording devices, that I would never, ever know how that episode ended. But every time I watched, glued like bubble gum to a sidewalk, there was always a new couple arriving on another plane. Somehow, no matter how dicey the last :55 minutes had been, Mr. Roarke pulled the couple out of their fantasy just in time to place them on their return flight.

Some of them even left happy.

Sometimes, getting their fantasy fulfilled worked out.

But that show was responsible for teaching me real jeopardy, real danger. And Tattoo couldn’t always save the day. Sometimes, what people wanted went so horribly south that the island swallowed them. Or at least that is what I remember?

Can we just have a few more episodes of Fantasy Island….? Maybe with a dash of the Twilight Zone thrown in? Is that too much to ask?

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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) - ends 2nd June

$10 Amazon Gift Card + signed copy of Flying Blind

Unusual stories attract me, ones in which the reader cannot easily see the ending or most of the journey. Visiting Rome during university studies, I found a simple truth sitting on buses, traveling all over the ancient city: the joy is in the Journey, in the people I meet, not in the destination. So, I write for you. I write for sanity. I write for chocolate and really good pizza.

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  1. Thanks for hosting today! :)

  2. Sounds like a great read.

  3. I love the cover and the book sounds amazing - thanks for sharing!

  4. This sounds like such an interesting read!

  5. sounds like a good read!