Monday, December 28, 2015

Marilyn Almodovar's Alternate Release Giveaway

There are lies in the fabric of Time only she can unravel...
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Enter to win a THREE eBook Set of 
The Chronicles of the Interred 
PLUS
A $10 Amazon Gift Card
Alternate
by Marilyn Almodóvar

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Chronicles of the Interred - Book 3
Publication Date: December 23, 2015
Publisher: Iambe Books, LLC
Genre: YA Coming of Age | Time Travel
Print Length: 277 pages
Available from:  Barnes & Noble | Amazon USAmazon UK
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When a portal leaves Baxter trapped and powerless in an alternate world, she finds herself on the run and fighting for her life. The world’s Council wants to hand her over to Declan, and her only source of support is a broken Alternate Jack who blames her for all he’s lost. Baxter soon realizes that if she’s going to defeat Declan and get back to her world, she’ll have to reclaim her abilities and be stronger than she ever imagined.

Declan and the Absorbers’ Initiative wage war on everyone who opposes them in their hunt for Baxter. Their actions reveal what her future will be like if she doesn’t make some drastic decisions. She knows that one misstep on her part will lead to the destruction of not just this world, but her own.

In a race against Time and bitter enemies, Baxter will discover how much is at stake and just what she’ll have to sacrifice to save those she loves. Can she learn from the fate of an alternate world how to become the Time Bender she’s meant to be?

 Alternate by Marilyn Almodovar
 (Chronicles of the Interred, #3)

Alternate (Chronicles of the Interred, #3)She is Baxter Number 7 in the alternate world she has found herself in. Powerless, Baxter must deal with seeing old friends who are not her friends, and, of course, Jack. But Alternate Jack is not like her Jack, he is older, sadder and bitter, blaming our Baxter for his loss of a special power, his loss of his Baxter. Would he rather see our Baxter dead than help her return home or defeat DeClan? So many things are different, yet so much feels like it should be the same, friends, not friends, some alive here while dead in Baxter’s dimension, but always DeClan is hot on her tale, chasing her through dimensions, killing off as many of the other Baxters as possible.

The time has come for our Baxter to take a stand, no matter the cost, fi she is meant to defeat DeClan, it is now or never, but how will she do it with no powers and without being sure of who stands with her? Why this dimension, why not with her Jack, the one who loves her?

Okay, I know, talk of dimensions, multiple Baxters, multiple Jacks, followers of Marilyn Almodovar and her brilliant series know what I am talking about, brilliant storytelling, weaving of fantasy and adversity, love and war and one girl, expected to save the world from the twisted grip of a deranged monster. Alternate is another edgy addition that is gripping, while alternating between being driven by the characters and the action, as well as the impending doom should all fail. Ms. Almodovar’s concept of different dimensions or planes of existence is just another fabulous weapon of words and imagination in her arsenal of creativity. Every dimension is separate and the outcomes may vary, but only in one will the final battle come. Will these dimensions clash or become the unlikely allies in the war against evil?

High tension, overflowing with emotional turmoil, precarious situations and one girl at the vortex. A highly recommended series to exercise one’s wildest imaginations, all while asking, “what if?”



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 Interred
by Marilyn Almodóvar

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series: Chronicles of the Interred, Book 1
Publication Date: January 21, 2013
Publisher: Iambe Books
ISBN: 193945302X
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Page Count: 267
Available from: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

Time has never been an issue for Baxter Jacobs, but then she never knew she had the ability to Bend it.

As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Baxter inherits a pendant that will change her life. Connected to the pendant is a dark and mysterious young man named Declan Ashdown. Trapped in a Time loop for the past 122 years, Declan needs Baxter’s help to escape. The only problem is, she has no idea how to do it.

To acquire the power she needs to free him, she’ll become one of the Interred, those whose Magical abilities emerge as they come of age. When she does, she’ll discover that Declan isn’t the only one interested in the fact that she’s a Time Bender.

As the Interment arrives, Baxter knows this will be no Sweet Sixteen. A vengeful relative and ruthless Council are determined to control her. Declan’s powerful and charming descendant, Jack Ashdown, claims he can save her. She’ll soon have to decide who she can trust, and how to master her new abilities before Time runs out.

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Fissure
by Marilyn Almodóvar

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series: Chronicles of the Interred - Book 2
Publication Date: May 18, 2014
Publisher: Iambe Books, LLC
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 286 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

Baxter Jacobs just survived the worst Sweet Sixteen in history: buried in a coffin, hunted down by assassins, and losing almost everything that mattered to her. She’s ready for some normalcy, but “normal” won’t play any part of this Time Bender’s future.
Now that the immediate threat is over, Baxter learns just how much the English Council expects of the newest Interred. The pressure has her seriously considering her uncle’s offer to take her to New York, especially since she thinks it will keep her Healer, Jack, from overusing his abilities. Knowing the New York Council’s ranks are filled with beings using dark powers, however, makes her hesitate.

Before she can choose, the decision is wrenched from her. Fissures in Time result in a new battle with an old enemy. Someone she thought she’d lost reenters her life, and she’ll discover a web of lies woven into the fabric of Time…lies only she can unravel. Baxter will have to use her growing abilities to try and reveal the truth, even if it forever changes the reality she knows.

There are lies in the fabric of Time only she can unravel...




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Marilyn Almodóvar is the author of a series of YA paranormal novels. Born in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, Lyn is a lover of words whose reading tastes range from Victorian novels to the books of Stephen King. Her favorite past-times have always been reading and writing, two activities that let her escape to other worlds.

Lyn could happily exist breathing the clean air of Narnia, trapped in a cupboard under the stairs with Harry, fighting alongside Captain Jack Sparrow, doing an internship in Torchwood, or traveling around time and space with the Doctor...as long as she can have Mr. Spock, Captain Kirk and Captain Mal as companions.

She currently lives in Central Florida with her French husband, English-born eldest son, and French-born youngest son.


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To celebrate the release of ALTERNATE,  
Marilyn Almodovar is offering 
A $10 Amazon Gift Card 
The three eBook set of The Chronicles of the Interred
That's TWO winners!
International where allowed
Ends January 11, 2016

46 comments:

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    1. Do you mean like bungee jumping adventurous or travel to a country where you don't know the language adventurous?

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  2. I would hope to be more motivated.

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    1. ...Depends on what you are more motivated to do...fun stuff?

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  3. She would be my polar opposite: she'd be brave, happy, courageous and never depressed or anxious! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Sometimes we need to feel the yucky stuff to appreciate the good stuff, and heck, you're here, how much better could it get? :)

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    1. I could use some of that, when I am at the top of a ladder (shudders) I don't fear spiders, wasps, mice, bats or getting thrown by a horse, but stick me on a ladder and I am terrified...

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  5. She would be the me that has it all together.

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    1. If I had it all together, I wouldn't recognize myself!

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  6. If I had an alternate, she would be a goody-two shoes, beige khaki's, matching furniture, kiss-up! I'm Bohemian, eclectic and don't care what anybody else thinks of me, mine is the only opinion I let affect me! :)

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    1. I think I would like the you you are now best! Beige Khakis are overrated...

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  7. More patient! And hurry up with it!

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  8. It's taken me years to be OK with the self I am but everyone can use a a little spice and that's what my alternate would be, spicy!

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    1. You're right, everyone needs a little spice!

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  9. She'd be skinny and fit and beautiful :)

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    1. So long as she is still an awesome person, right?

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  10. She would be confident and successful

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  11. LOL! My alternate self would be smart enough to go to bed at a reasonable hour instead of reading and loving all of these comments!

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    1. Reasonable hour? What is that? I need to find out what reasonable should be? Aren't four hours of sleep the standard? LOL

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    2. For me, most of the time!

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  12. She would be brave, confident and selfless ♡ Thank you

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  13. I want to play too... So my Alternate self would be mature, for a 41 year old woman, she would wear the sort of clothes my mother doesn't call t-shirts of a 12 year old boy. She wouldn't want to have five colours in her hair, and maybe, she wouldn't spend a lot of money on comic books, video games, books, music and movies. She would probably work a very high end job. One of those where you have to talk like a grown up, wear power suits, and high heels that rival the Empire State building. XDD

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    1. OMG! You want to be boring? YIKES! I've done the business suit thing, trust me, my 20 year old shorts are more comfortable! Um, the five colors in your hair thing? I have them, too, but they range from pale blonde to mousy gray, which reminds me, I need to call my colorist!

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    2. hehe, I think that would be the daughter my mother would have wanted. I tried the power suits, for a while. It wasn't me. Though I loved working in Advertising, and later as a Spanish teacher, it's just not me. LOL> I need to get my blue back on my hair pronto. :)

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  14. If I had an alternate me, She would be a happier, healthier person who would make her dreams come true with her sheer determination, overcoming all her obstacles and illnesses that have rendered her useless in this life.

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    1. Purvi, sounds like you will be Supergirl! Even Supergirl had a few weaknesses...like Kryptonite and nobody is useless, ever!

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  15. I'd hope he or she would be tougher and more of an extrovert.

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  16. I hope she would be confident and successful.

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  17. Richer and better-looking. Well, richer.

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  18. If I had an alternate self, she would be more outgoing and willing to stand up to any alpha males that came across her path. She would also be a world traveler.

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  19. If I had an alternate self, she would still be massive geek but she would be able to get out of her own way and enjoy life more.

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  20. She would be more brave and confident.

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  21. She would be outgoing and heroic :)

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  22. He would be full of life, energy and confidence

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  23. I'd be afraid to meet an alternate version of myself. I think she'd be kind of terrifying.

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  24. She would be outgoing, sassy, and she would have a great sense of style.

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  25. My alternate me would be gorgeous, kind, and outgoing.

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  26. My alternate would be pretty much like me. Yet there would be one important difference - she'd never procrastinate. ;-)

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