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Guest Post by D. L. Jung: 6 Real-Life Warrior Women and the Fiction They Inspired

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Today's guest writer is D. L. Jung. He is the author of the YA novel, Sparrow Squadron.  It is an adventure novel set in WWII. In this guest post, Mr. Jung gives us six examples of little known women who are warrior women and how they inspire today's fiction.  I hope this enlightening guest post, and learn about some incredible women.  I hope it also interests you to pick his young adult novel.  Thank you, Mr. Jung!
6 Real-Life Warrior Women and the Fiction They Inspired      When we think of women warriors in fiction, there's a tendency to focus on fantasy or science-fiction. The archetype is Wonder Woman, born an Amazon princess and now a superhero in the world at large. But real-life women through the ages have taken up arms and fought with and alongside men. Even the mythical Amazons had basis in reality. Many of their stories have been overlooked or deliberately suppressed. Now more and more historic research is bringing them to light.

     There are frequent exa…

Blog Tour: Ignited (Dance of the Elements #1) by A.M. Deese

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IGNITED (Dance of the Elements, #1)
Author: A.M. Deese
Pub. Date: March 27, 2018
Publisher: RadiantTeen
Pages: 354
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Google Play Books, Goodreads

     A NOBLE DAUGHTER.

     A FORMER SLAVE.

     SCORCHED EARTH AND DANGEROUS GAMES.

     “Jura imagined it sounded like rain.”


     Juggling death is nothing new for seventeen-year-old Jura, daughter of the First of the Thirteen, successive rulers of the Republic of the Sand Sea. However, when a blood chain ensnares her father, she is thrust into the seat of power and forced to rule her elders.

     “To Tylak, water had never tasted sweeter.”

     Jura must track down her father’s assassin and balance a country on the verge of collapse. To find the Prince of Shadows and uncover the truth, Jura puts her trust in Tylak, a former slave accused of stealing from the Everflame—a man she once condemned to death.

     In a world where water is currency and enemies lurk around every corner, Jura w…

The Phantom's Apprentice by Heather Webb: A Book Review

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The Phantom's Apprentice
Author: Heather Webb
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Sonnet Press
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Pages: 342
Source: Netgalley/Publisher in exchange for an honest review
Synopsis: In this re-imagining of Phantom of the Opera, meet a Christine Daaé you’ve never seen before…

     Christine faces an impossible choice: be a star at the Paris opera as Papa always wanted, or follow her dream—to become a master of illusions. First, she must steal the secrets of the enigmatic master who haunts her, survive a world of treachery and murder, and embrace the uncertain promise of love. To succeed, she will risk her life in the grandest illusion of all.

 My Review:The Phantom’s Apprentice is a retelling of The Phantom of the Opera. Christine Daae has been singing in the salons of Paris with her father. However, she has always been fascinated with magic tricks and becoming a magician herself. When her father dies, Christine enters the Paris Opera House and becomes the underst…