The Critically-Acclaimed “Carry Me Away” – In the Spotlight and On Sale!

No 2nd-Book-Blues Here

3D-CarryMeAwayThe Book of the Day today at eReader News Today is Carry Me Away, by Robb Grindstaff. We’re particularly pleased about this because we think this is an extraordinary book that too few people have yet discovered.

A reviewer at Amazon, “Marked by Books,” said it as well as we ever could:
“Best Book of the Year”
This review had to be shortened to fit within Amazon’s maximum word count. For the full review and more, please visit markedbybooks.blogspot.com.

This is a story about how to not just live life, but to love it. And as cheesy as that sounds, it still works. Carrie’s life was taken from her before she even had the chance to begin living it, and when she woke up, completing that stolen life with the little time she had left was her only goal. She rushed to hit those major mile markers: finishing college, falling in love, and returning back to visit her grandmother in Japan. Her life became consumed by those goals, yet as she hit each one, she never got any closer to feeling alive again.

So she kept on like that, refusing to die yet still never learning how to live. With everything she did, she was still consumed with the knowledge that her death was coming for her soon. And that was all she defined herself by.

But then she made it another week. Then a month, then a year, and it kept on going until her death sentence finally lifted. Since she was twelve years old, all she had been trying to do was make it to the finish line. And for all those years, that was all she was able to see. When you’ve been told your entire life that you’re going to die, what are you supposed to do when you finally realize that you don’t know how to live?

I love this book. I thought that I loved Grindstaff’s first novel, Hannah’s Voice, but I REALLY love Carry Me Away. Neither of his books are anything like what I typically read, yet they blow me away each and every time. Grindstaff’s ability to capture the minds of his characters when they’re young girls still remains unparalleled, and what I once thought was a one-time gift actually turns out to be a slightly concerning affinity for unlocking the minds of the world’s most disturbed creatures. I should know. I used to be one.

In all honesty, though, there’s nothing else out there quite like what Grindstaff is able to deliver here. These coming of age stories after a great personal tragedy are pitched all of the time, but they have always seemed to fall flat for me. Not once did I think that here. And if Grindstaff can get me, a girl who usually only reads books packed to the brim with action and comedy, to actually want to read a story this deep not once but twice, then that should tell you more than anything else that this book is really something special. — Taylor

Well, thank you, Taylor. Other reviewers have said something similar, indicating that as much as they loved Hannah’s Voice and wouldn’t have thought it possible, they loved Carry Me Away just as much – possibly even more. Wow. Really… wow.

We’re proud of all the books we publish here at EP, and Robb’s books are certainly among our most critically acclaimed. We’re thrilled to offer this great book for just $0.99 for the next few days. While you’re out there grabbing your copy of Carry Me Away, why not grab Hannah’s Voice at the same time?

Thank you, and please leave your own review wherever you bought the book, and at the product page right here at our website. Enjoy!

99-Cent eBook Sale: Izzy the Inventor by Emlyn Chand

It’s a Sale!

We’re pretty thrilled about the children’s picture book catalog we’re putting together, and we’re particularly happy to offer Izzy the Inventor, written by Emlyn Chand and illustrated by Noelle Giffin, for just $0.99 for a couple more days. That means you SAVE $3.00!

Izzy the Inventor is part of our longest-standing children’s picture book series, the Bird Brain Books. Each of these books (10 so far, with more coming) features a fun story for the little ones, of course, supported by terrific full color illustrations. Additionally, each story drives home an important life lesson for children.

With Izzy, we return to a time of dinosaurs. Hey, what kid doesn’t love dinosaurs?

This great eBook is just $0.99 at Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a short time, so grab your copy today. Of course, if you prefer print copies, Izzy the Inventor is also available in both hardcover and paperback.

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Izzy the Inventor

3D-IzzyTheInventorThis hybrid picture/chapter book is ideal for kids as young as 3 and as old as 8, depending on reading level and parental involvement.

Izzy is a clumsy young prehistoric bird still trying to figure out the whole flying thing. She grows tired of the other archaeopteryxes laughing at her, and decides to go practice near the caves where the people live. The people laugh at first too, but soon they notice that each of Izzy’s failed flights leads to a wonderful new invention or discovery.

Cave paintings, fire, even the wheel—all are results of Izzy’s clumsiness coupled with her determination to fly. Will Izzy ever learn to fly like the other birds, or will she decide it’s okay to be different?

There’s only one way to find out: join Izzy in her prehistoric adventure in this edition of the color-illustrated Bird Brain Books series for children 3-8 years old.
 
 
 
Don’t miss the rest of the charming Bird Brain Books series:
Courtney Saves Christmas
Davey the Detective
Honey the Hero
Larry the Lonely
Poppy the Proud
Ricky the Runt
Sammy Steals the Show
Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating
Vicky Finds a Valentine

Many of Evolved Publishing’s Books are ON SALE at Smashwords!

Save 25-50% on much of our catalog!

This offer is good only through March 8th, so grab those books you’ve been dying to read today. Just click on the cover below to get to the link. Then, for books with a 50% discount, be sure to use this Coupon Code: REW50. For books with a 25% discount, be sure to use this Coupon Code: REW25. And if you don’t currently have an account at Smashwords, fear not – it’s simple to join Smashwords for free.

To learn more about any of our titles, just click on the cover below, and you’ll find full product details at the Smashwords listing.

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It’s Raffle Time: Win 1 of 8 Free Audio Books of “Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble”

We have 8 FREE AUDIO BOOKS to give away!.

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Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble
Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth’s animals from extinction. Life couldn’t be better. But the twelve-year-old time traveler learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is kidnapped and taken to Mars; his dad is stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying Earth… for the second time.

If you’re looking for an out-of-this-world, action-packed adventure, and love such books as Percy Jackson, The Softwire, Artemis Fowl, or The Search for Wondla, then Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble needs to be your next thrill ride.

This first book in the Noah Zarc science fiction series is ideal for kids as young as 8 and as old as 13, depending on reading level and parental involvement.

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It’s easy to enter: just click on the options below to get as many points as you can, and with any luck, you’ll be one of our 8 WINNERS! (Winners will be provided a promotional code for use at Audible.com.)

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It’s a Trashy Sale (aka Erotica Books for 99 Cents)

For our adult readers who enjoy their stories on the steamy side….

Author Amelia James’ 3 erotica books from her Twisted Mosaic series are all on sale for just $0.99, but just through this weekend. So hurry, go check it out at her blog, linked below!

Trashy’s Birthday Fling 99-Cent Sale!