Friday, 30 January 2015

Goal Hop and Celebrating Woven Release


Honestly I'm in between goals right now. I plan to update to a new goal for 2015. But I will say that I'm still working on my AYA genre goal from last year.



Celebrating Woven Release



Due to issues with my internet provider early in the week I couldn't really get online beyond a blip on my facebook app on my tablet so I'm kind of late to the party. I had to copy the information from another blog since I couldn't get the packet to download in my email but I still have my own words to say about Woven. This book went through quite a journey to get published. But both David and Michael stuck to their guns and here we are celebrating the release of this magnificent book. While I have known David as a blogger for a while, I barely know Michael. Yet the way David has described him through his posts I'm sure he is a swell guy and both have written a marvelous novel that both children and adults can curl up with and enjoy. My own copy is still in the mail but based off the crazy sales and top notch reviews this book has received. I have no problem telling everyone in advance that this is a must read. Now keep on reading to find out more about this magical book and the wonderful authors who wrote it.




WOVEN by Michael Jensen and David Powers King, published by Scholastic

Two unlikely allies must journey across a kingdom in the hopes of thwarting death itself.

All his life, Nels has wanted to be a knight of the kingdom of Avërand. Tall and strong, and with a knack for helping those in need, the people of his sleepy little village have even taken to calling him the Knight of Cobblestown.

But that was before Nels died, murdered outside his home by a mysterious figure.

Now the young hero has awoken as a ghost, invisible to all around him save one person—his only hope for understanding what happened to him—the kingdom’s heir, Princess Tyra. At first the spoiled royal wants nothing to do with Nels, but as the mystery of his death unravels, the two find themselves linked by a secret, and an enemy who could be hiding behind any face.

Nels and Tyra have no choice but to abscond from the castle, charting a hidden world of tangled magic and forlorn phantoms. They must seek out an ancient needle with the power to mend what has been torn, and they have to move fast. Because soon Nels will disappear forever.

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About the Authors:

Michael Jensen is a graduate of Brigham Young University’s prestigious music, dance, and theater program. Michael taught voice at BYU before establishing his own vocal instruction studio. In addition to being an imaginative storyteller, Michael is an accomplished composer and vocalist. He lives in Salt Lake City with his husband and their four dogs.

Photo credit: Michael Schoenfeld

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David Powers King was born in beautiful downtown Burbank, California where his love for film inspired him to become a writer. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, David also has a soft spot for zombies and the paranormal. He now lives in the mountain West with his wife and three children.

Photo credit: Katie Pyne Rasmussen

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Praise for Woven:
"It’s not often that you read a fantasy that feels as epic and original as Woven by King and Jensen. Clever, well-paced, and full of intrigue, it’s a superb read. Highly recommended."
— James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner
"WOVEN reads like a lost classic that was somehow just rediscovered. It has the feel of a comfortable, familiar blanket that's somehow been newly-made of the brightest, most original material possible, and it is pure pleasure to read."
 James A. Owen, author & illustrator of Here, There Be Dragons
"The worldbuilding is dynamic, original and intriguing … and the characters, appealing. A sure bet for high-fantasy fans." — Kirkus Reviews
"This brisk adventure from first-time authors Jensen and King is a charming quest tale in classic fantasy tradition." — Publisher’s Weekly

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16 comments:

  1. big congrats to our blogging hunks David and Michael

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  2. Woven sounds great! I've heard so many good things, both about the book and the authors! :)

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  3. Glad to hear you're sticking with your Goals! Woven looks fantastic, and the reviews are awesome!!

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  4. Sorry your Internet hasn't been working. Had to scramble on release day with the same issue. Even without the packet, your post looks great.

    Thank you for having us on your site, Sheena! :)

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  5. An interesting book! I hope your problems with internet solutions

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  6. So happy to see WOVEN finally got picked up and published! YAY! What a great thing to celebrate!

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    Caring for My Veteran

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  7. Oh that books looks awesome, what a great thing to celebrate!

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  8. keep it up guys. Celebrate, promote, sell and have fun.

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  9. Always better late than never...just as long as you make it to the party.

    I hate it when my internet gives me trouble. Hope it cooperates next week.

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  10. Internet problems are the worst. Ugh. But you're really a trouper for coming up with all the info and posting it here anyway. Wishing WOVEN great success! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. I don't think I'd survive long without internet these days… Good work getting your post up anyway.

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  12. They held on and and now they are reaping the benefits!

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  13. I love that Woven is finally out for the world to enjoy! It's definitely worth celebrating. I'd like to wish Michael and David much success!

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  14. If you want to update your goal, just mail your updated goal to me. I'll change your current goal on the list. :-)

    Congrats to David and Michael!

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  15. I'm always impressed that you want to create a new genre. What is AYA?

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