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Link Feast

Posted by on May 16, 2014

Happy Friday y’all!

I haven’t done a Link Feast in awhile, and there are so many awesome things happening right now. So without further ado, let’s dive in!

This past week cyberspace has been buzzing about the cover of Nadine Brandes’ debut novel, A Time to Die. Book set to release this fall.timetodieclip

How would you live if you knew the day you’d die?

Parvin Blackwater believes she has wasted her life. At only seventeen, she has one year left according to the Clock by her bedside. In a last-ditch effort to make a difference, she tries to rescue Radicals from the government’s crooked justice system. But when the authorities find out about her illegal activity, they cast her through the Wall — her people’s death sentence. What she finds o the other side about the world, about eternity, and about herself changes Parvin forever and might just save her people. But her Clock is running out.

To see the cover in all its glory and to learn more about the author, stop by Nadine Brandes’ website and say hey.  She’s also running a little giveaway celebration for reaching 50,000 words in the sequel to A Time to Die. You could win Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Love Does by Bob Goff, or Plot vs Character by Jeff Gerke.


Princess Bride has made its appearance at the Six Degrees of Kool Books blog game. You might remember my post comparing Gandalf and Dumbledor several weeks ago. This time we must pick one character from Princess Bride and find another character from a different book that share similarities. If you’d like more information, visit the original post on DJ Edwardson’s blog. It’s not too late to sign up! I have yet to figure out which character I will choose, but I must. It’s the Princess Bride! We shall see!


Not too long ago, Hannah over at Writer’s Window blogged about the similarities between Lady Daylily from the Tales of Goldstone Wood series and Queen Elsa from the movie, Frozen. Well, I’ve finally seen the movie, and I have to agree. Check out the article and join the discussion! But be forewarned, there be spoilers ahead!


Coming soon to a TV near you…just kidding…sort of. But have you seen this:

the quest ad

Reality TV meets Fantasy

They have a movie trailer for it, but I couldn’t embed it here. I’m not sure what to think about that. Will you watch it?


So the other day I was hopping from one blog to another (you really never know where you’ll end up or what you’ll find), and I stumbled across this beauty. It’s a Christian fantasy and releases May 20, and there’s a Goodsread giveaway going on for it. I have to admit, that cover caught my eye.


“Don’t you know? Animals like you have no soul.”



For you writerly friends:

Kristen Stieffel shares how we can Understand the Difference Between a Twist and a Trick.

Ralene Burke makes an interesting comparison between social media and traditional marketing.

Kristen Lamb begins her Writer V.I.C.T.O.R.Y. series explaining that Voluntarily submitting can help us go farther, because you know, it’s better to bend than to break. But to what shall we bend to is the question, eh? Stop by and read her take on it.


And just for fun:

Wednesday, H. A. Titus over at The New Author Fellowship posted about Fictional Friends. “Have you ever read a book and wanted one particular character to come alive so they could be your best friend forever?” Stop by and share yours! Me? I’m still thinking. I’d want entire worlds to come alive. But then again, I’m thankful they don’t. Ha!


Have a great weekend! We may or may not be going to a rodeo this Saturday. How about you? Any special plans?

6 Responses to Link Feast

  1. Ralene Burke

    Great link feast! Thanks for sharing!

  2. DJ Edwardson

    Wow, where do you find the time to gather so much information? Really interesting stuff. I must say the cover of that novel also caught my eye. I might have to check it out.

    I hope you can do Kool Books next week!

    • J.L. Mbewe

      It’s funny, really. It doesn’t really take that much time, because most of them just show up in my Facebook newsfeed. Some I stumble across when I’m responding to a comment or I’m doing one thing, and find another thing. When I see something, I copy the link and save it for when I can do a link feast. This post’s links were gathered together over a course of two weeks or so.

      I hope I can too. I just can’t decide on a character. Nothing is jumping to my mind. Perhaps this calls for a Princess Bride movie night this weekend. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Nadine Brandes

    Great link feast! And thank you for being part of cover reveal! 🙂

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