Monday, December 8, 2014

The Benders: Breeders #3 by Katie French #YA #Dystopian

Today we have a special guest... Infinite Ink's very own Katie French! She's promoting her new book and was nice enough to stop to make her apologies for breaking the Rule of Three. (Honestly, I detect sarcasm.)
How to Apologize for your Series not Being a Trilogy
By Katie French
I’ll admit it here before God and everybody: I broke a cardinal rule of the dystopian series. I did not write a trilogy. Now, once the audible gasp of horror settles down, I want to take a moment to defend myself. My series, The Breeders, will not be ending after my latest installment releases. The reasons for this are legion, but I will give you my favorite. I love a long series. The two best series in my book are The Dark Tower by Stephen King and Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. If you haven’t read them, crawl out of your nuclear bomb shelter and head to your local library. If you have read them, you know what a long series can do to a person. Reading these books changed me, for good or ill, only my husband can be the judge. But a long series give the reader time to form some serious bonds with the characters. I wanted that for my readers.
However, I know that some readers will be disappointed when they get to the end of book three and see there is no neat, red-ribbon ending. So, I’ve compiled a list of things I will say to them to excuse my egregious disdain for modern dystopianism.
Tactic 1 – Denial: “What do you mean the series didn’t end with book three? I can’t believe they’d mess up like that. Well, that’s what you get when you rely on Amazon. You know those money-hungry fools are always trying to gouge the little man.”
Tactic 2 – Distraction: “What? Oh, my series? It didn’t end? Speaking of series, did you hear that on the next season of Orange is the New Black that Crazy Eyes and Piper get married? No, really it’s true. I heard it on Access Hollywood.”
Tactic 3 – The “Justin Beiber”: “Yeah, so my series isn’t a trilogy. Who cares? I’ve got good hair and chicks dig me. If I call you baby with my eyes half-lidded, you’ll forget your last name.”
Tactic 4 – Saying Sorry: “I’m sorry that you’ll have to read more heart-pounding, page-turning books. Imagine all the levels of Candy Crush you’ll miss reading more of my stuff.”
Tactic 5 – Honesty:  “I want to give you more in Riley’s world. Stick around. It’s going to be a hell of a ride.”
All jokes aside, I hope you like book three enough to read book four. And really, if we love books and the characters that inhabit them, don’t we wish for more? What I wouldn’t give for another Harry Potter book or another ride with Roland toward the Dark Tower. I hope that someday someone feels the same way about my books. I hope I don’t let them down.

The Benders:
The third book in the award-winning, best-selling dystopian series, The Breeders.
They’ve escaped the Breeders. 
They’ve  broken out of the Citadel. 
Now, after all they’ve been through, Riley, Clay, and Ethan know one thing for sure: nothing tastes sweeter than freedom. And no one can rest easy with Auntie Bell in bondage. The group journeys home to rescue her and liberate Clay’s town from the cruel Warden. But when an ally betrays them, they must face the very enemy they’ve been trying to avoid.
Captured and separated, Riley is sold to a slave-owner who uses human beings for sport, while Clay and Ethan become the latest in a series of lab rats to be poked and prodded. As a slave, Riley conceals her identity to survive among the other benders, but it’s only a matter of time before a dangerous job takes her life. Clay and Ethan find themselves a war zone between a madwoman and marauders. And the odds don’t look good.

"Thrilling, chilling, and creepy in all the right ways, The Benders will more than satiate French's fans!" --S.K. Falls, bestselling dystopian author of World of Shell and Bone

“A full throttle race to the finish, The Benders is electrifying. The third book in The Breeders Series only made me hungrier for the next. --Kimberly Shursen, author of thrillers HUSH, Lottery and Itsy Bitsy Spider

"Once again, the characters you know and love are in peril. Don’t pick up The Benders if you have an appointment to make or a train to catch." --Amy R. Biddle, author of The Atheist's Prayer

Katie French: Author Bio

Katie French imagined herself an author when her poem caught the eye of her second grade teacher. It was about birds and frankly, it wasn't very good, but it sparked a love of literature.  In middle school she spent her free time locked in her room, writing her first young adult novel. This thoroughly solidifying her status as a class-A nerd. She currently works as a high school English teacher, a job that she loves even when it exhausts her. In her free time she writes, reads great books, and takes care of her two beautiful and crazy children.  She is represented by Amanda Luedeke of MacGregor Literary. Her young adult best selling series, The Breeders, is available now on Amazon. 




Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Book Blast & Giveaway...Celebrate with the Inklings!

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Happy Birthday to one of my favorite groups of authors... the Infinite Inklings!
We're celebrating with a book blast and giveaway.
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~ Treehugger ~
~ The Torturer’s Daughter ~
~ Contributor ~
~ Fevered Souls ~
~ The Breeders ~
~ The Scourge ~
~ Daynight ~
~ Virulent ~
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Meet the Authors 
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~ Kea Alwang ~
~ Zoe Cannon ~
~ Nicole Ciacchella ~
~ SK Falls ~
~ Katie French ~
~ AG Henley ~
~ Ash Krafton ~
~ Megan Thomason ~
~ Shelbi Wescott ~
Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • $10 Amazon gift card (INT)
  • Winner’s choice of a Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Paperwhite (US only) or if winner is INT, winner’s choice of $119 PayPal Cash or Amazon gift card.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Instigator: Contributor #3 by Nicole Ciacchella #ya #dystopian

Environmental disaster, intrigue, and a fight against an oppressive regime...
Instigator, the final book in the Contributor trilogy, is now available on Amazon!

Book Description
The final book in the post-apocalyptic and dystopian young adult/new adult Contributor trilogy.

Disillusioned and angry at the revelation of the Free Thinkers’ secret patron, Dara isn’t sure whether her decision to join them was the right choice. Guilt over Letizia’s loss plagues her, and she feels betrayed by one of the few people in whom she placed her trust.

Adjusting to life outside of the domes hasn’t been easy over the past six months, especially because the Free Thinkers’ progress is so frustratingly slow. Nothing has changed, and she doesn’t know how much longer she can deny her searing need for vengeance, or even whether she should place her faith in the Free Thinkers. The more the truth about both them and the Creators is revealed, the less certain she is that the two are all that different. What if she handed them the incriminating evidence they need to exploit to ensure a future that looks a lot like what the Creators envisioned?

Yet Dara has never been more certain of one thing: the Creators must pay—for what they did to her mother, for what they did to Letizia, and for what they’ve done to humanity.

“Storm coming?” Javier asked, joining her. He folded his arms over his chest, adopting his usual carefree expression and posture, but she’d come to know he wore it like a mask. Almost everything he did was calculated, and behind his placid exterior was a mind rarely at rest.

“I don’t think so,” she said after studying the sky for a moment longer. Conditions didn’t feel quite right for the vicious dust storms that ripped through the area with surprising frequency but little warning. She had developed a healthy respect for them; they were not to be messed with.

“Another sabotage mission completed,” he remarked. He sounded as if he were satisfied with a day’s work well done, but she heard a note of something in his voice, a note that mirrored the disquiet in her own head.

“Prick, prick, prick,” she said, unable to keep the sarcasm from her tone. “Think the Creators will bleed to death anytime soon?”

He smiled. “Doubtful. Still, I guess we are annoying them and setting back their master plan. They can’t be too happy with us about that.”

“So they have to wait for their toys. Poor dears.” Disdain dripped from her words, but the thought didn’t make her feel any better. Who cared if they inconvenienced the Creators?

Inconveniencing them was the least of what she’d had in mind.

“The time isn’t right. You must be patient,” he said, mimicking Mal’s tight voice, making Dara smile despite herself.

“I’m really sick of that word.”

“You’re not alone there.”

“Do you think an actual plan exists?”

“Depends on which day of the week it is,” he said, giving her a crooked smile. He leaned against a rusting beam, seeming unconcerned about it crumbling under his weight. “I know they have plenty of plans, I’m just not sure what those plans are and whether they’re the plans I’d like them to be.”

“Raj keeps telling me we can’t be rash.”

“Inertia. I thought the Creators were the only ones who suffered from it. Looks like I was wrong
about that.”

Nicole Ciacchella
About the Author
Nicole has progressed from scribbling in notebooks to banging on keyboards, but she's never managed to stop daydreaming at inappropriate moments.
When not answering the demands of her characters, Nicole can often be found curled up with a good book or spending far too many hours acting the hero in whatever video game is her obsession of the moment.
One of Nicole's other great passions is travel. She loves being married to a native Belgian, both because she likes the idea of being "The American" and because it gives her plenty of excuses to visit Europe—that wondrous land of coffee, chocolate, pastry, and some other stuff—as often as possible.
Michigan born and raised, Nicole lives there with her honorary Michigander/Belgian husband and her two children. A Michigan State University alum, Nicole bleeds green and is a Spartan for life.

Monday, May 26, 2014

New Release: No Return by Zoe Cannon

At last--
the newest Internal Defense novel from
YA author Zoe Cannon!

No Return

The conclusion to the Internal Defense series


Add it to your Goodreads shelves here


Every dissident knows about Becca Dalcourt.

They know about the lives she’s saved. About the prison break she carried out against impossible odds. They know she turned a dying resistance into the first real threat Internal Defense has faced in a long time.

And even now, with the resistance under attack from the inside, they know Becca can save them.

They’re wrong.

The conclusion to the story that began with The Torturer’s Daughter and Necessary SacrificesNo Return explores what happens when an ordinary person becomes a legend – and how to choose between who you are and who the world needs you to be.

Zoe Cannon writes about the things that fascinate her: outsiders, societies no sane person would want to live in, questions with no easy answers, and the inner workings of the mind. If she couldn't be a writer, she would probably be a psychologist, a penniless philosopher, or a hermit in a cave somewhere. While she'll read anything that isn't nailed down, she considers herself a YA reader and writer at heart. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and a giant teddy bear of a dog, and spends entirely too much time on the internet.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Need A Reason to Join a Writers Collective?

If you do, well, we have seven, and that's just off the top of our heads!

Stop by the Ink Spells Blog--home of the amazing Susan Kaye Quinn--and read a guest post from the Infinite Inklings. We have found so many wonderful things abound banding together that we just had to share. :)

We're discussing why we benefit from forming a writers collective, from promotional efforts to personal support.

Of course, we didn't mention the Torturous Pants on Amazon... but I think that little tidbit would neatly fit under #7 on the list.

Stop by and leave a comment--we'd all appreciate it!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Infinte Ink Authors--Kickoff & Giveaways!

Today's the day--the official kickoff of the Infinite Ink Authors!

We're a group of YA and NA speculative fiction authors, getting together to paint the world with our words. Here's hoping the ink never runs out!

Kea Alwang


Zoe Cannon

Nicole Ciaccella

SK Falls

Katie French

AG Henley

Shelbi Wescott

AJ Krafton


Megan Thomason



Here's our formal introduction. See what makes us tick and what makes us type :)

To celebrate our official debut, we're holding a huge giveaway. Enter to win books and gift cards from our authors: three book prize packs and three 25$ Amazon gift cards.

And that's not all... by entering, you'll find out how to find us at all our online hangouts. I hope you'll join us for great books and random randomness. We want to welcome you all to our universe!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Meet the Infinite Ink Authors!

I'm proud to introduce this fabulous group of YA and NA authors... collectively known as Infinite Ink!

Katie French, A.G. Henley, S.K. Falls, Megan Thomason, Zoe Cannon, A.J. Krafton, Nicole Ciacchella, & Kea Alwang are authors of YA/NA dystopian +more. You will soon be able to find all our books in one place at

The website will be launching in February.

Until then, find us on Facebook: If you are a fan of young adult/new adult stories with a dark twist, I hope you'll stop by to like our page and see what these authors are all about.