Hey all, I just wanted to take a minute to tell you about an awesome book I read a couple months ago called ELECTED by Rori Shay. It pretty much sucked me in as soon as I started reading it, and I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to finish it. The Kickstarter for this book is available here. You will be able to get a copy of ELECTED in hardcover and/or paper-back with a free ebook, a lot of special limited-edition items and other free books. So pretty much, it's an awesome deal!

by Rori Shay

Genre: YA Sci-fi
Publisher:Silence in the Library Publishing

It's the year 2185, and in two weeks, Aloy will turn eighteen and take her father's place as president of the country. But to do so, she must masquerade as a boy to avoid violating the Eco-Accords, four treaties designed to bring the world back from the brink of environmental extinction. Aloy hopes to govern like her father, but she is inheriting a different country. The long concealed Technology Faction is stepping out of the shadows, and as turmoil grows within her country, cryptic threats also arrive from beyond the borders.

As she struggles to lead, Aloy maintains her cover by marrying a woman, mean-while battling feelings for the boy who knows her secret - the boy who is some-how connected to her country's recent upheaval. When assassination attempts add to the turmoil, Aloy doesn't know whom to trust. She understood leadership required sacrifice. She just didn't realize the sacrifice might be her life. The Kickstarter for this book is available here.

headshot_Rori_ShayAbout the Author:
Rori Shay is an author living in the Washington, DC area with her husband, daughters, black lab, and cat - just not quite in the same exciting circumstances as ELECTED's main character, Aloy. She enjoys running, gardening, reading, doing yoga, and volunteering with the Dwelling Place non-profit. Rori is a mem-ber of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Author social media links:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

~Items seen in ELECTED such as a marriage binding (temporary tattoo)
~Hemlock soap
~Necklace as seen in ELECTED
~Signed paperback copy of ELECTED
~Optional FaceTime or Skype session with the author for 1/2 an hour (can be used one-on-one or at the winner's book club, etc.)

Elected Giveaway

The Kickstarter for this book is available here.EarningMyWings-cover-ebook

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Also, I put together my flight school memoir and posted it for free on Wattpad. So if you'd like to find out how a Mormon girl from Utah ended up becoming a Marine Corps pilot, head right this way.

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20140317135848-Final6x9-Ron-JC-DanceLastly, please don't forget about our Monkeying Around, For a Good Cause crowd funding campaign. Aside from production costs. every penny spent on this anthology goes toward helping author CJ Henderson as he's in a fight for his life against cancer. There are so many amazing authors in this anthology, like: Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta,Danielle Ackley-McPhailJack DannEd GreenwoodJoe Haldeman, Nancy Holder,Tanya HuffGail Z. MartinJean RabeMike ResnikJanine K. Spendlove (OH HAI, ME), Michael A. StackpoleAnton StroutRobert E. VardemanElizabeth A. VaughanGene WolfeBryan YoungTimothy Zahn (NONE of the contributors are getting paid - this is all donations. We just want to help CJ).

So please, please, PLEASE consider backing this project. It is definitely for a good cause.