Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Book Blitz and Giveaway - For the Strange and Surprising: Where the Mongrels Are (Where They Are #1) by M.F. Adele

Title: For the Strange and Surprising: Where the Mongrels Are
Series: Where They Are #1
Author: M.F. Adele
Publisher: Langston Press
Publication Date: August 27th 2021
Print Length: 201 pages
Genre: Reverse Harem Science Fiction Romance

I’m a catastrophe waiting to happen—I always have been.

When a waterspout drops me on the shores of a seemingly deserted island, I soon realize that I’m not on Earth, and I’m not alone.

This new world is full of dangers, from sea monsters and feuding tribes to poisonous food and beasts that lurk in the shadows. None of those things are as dangerous as the Mongrel men appointed to guard and teach me.

All I want to do is go home, but the island has no intentions of letting me leave.

I’ll be forced to interact with total strangers to survive this perilous land surrounded by treacherous waters.

My dreams of happiness sink into the dark depths below as I struggle to save myself from certain death.

The Mongrels will learn that fear makes a person reckless.

My name is Adelaide Storm.

But they’ll call me Ada Stormbrave.

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“That makes me wonder…” I trail off, walking ahead of him. “No, never mind.”

“Wonder what?” He grabs my shoulder, spinning me to face him.

I want to ask about the other people who were caught in the waterspout with me, but I don’t know if I should.

The short answer is I don’t know if I trust him enough to bring it to his attention. The honest answer is, I’m not sure if I can handle being the only one who was dropped into a new world.

What if they’re dead? But what if they’ve been lost in the forest for a whole week with no idea of the dangers?

I stare at Ecaeris, losing myself in the split colors of his mismatched irises. I try to list the pros and cons, but the cons are vastly outweighed.

“What is it?” he demands.

I sigh, hanging my head. I should have thought of them sooner. “There were three other people caught in the waterspout with me. I was just wondering, if Spiran used it to bring me here, then where are they?”

He gazes at me for much too long before he frowns. His tense shoulders relax a fraction as he turns his head away from me.

“I don’t know,” the prince replies, more to himself than me.
M.F. Adele resides in the outskirts of the Rocket City in Alabama. She lives in her overactive imagination, often fueled by caffeine and no sleep. When she isn’t writing, M.F. is outdoors with her family, obsessing over spicy margaritas and cigars, or reading books by her favorite authors.

If you’re looking for M.F. Adele, you can find her on social media in her group: M.F. Adele's Hellacious Hybrids.

M.F. loves to interact with her readers, hear character theories, and share embarrassing stories.

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  1. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. Thanks for telling me about your book

  3. Looks wonderful, cheers on the blitz.

  4. Looks wonderful, cheers on the blitz.

  5. Sounds awesome! Deff gonna add to my tbr!

  6. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  7. Cover looks awesome! Excerpt is intriguing. Great work!

  8. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Congrats on the book!

  10. The cover of this book is unusual and quite unique in design!

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  11. This is quite a different genre for me.
    Sounds like a great read!
    Thank you for sharing it.

  12. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

  13. I would love to read this one this fall season.
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  14. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  15. Concerning the title: I wonder who the Mongrels are!

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  16. how much editing do you usually have to do? thanks