Thursday, January 15, 2015

Dreaming of Books Blog Hop

UPDATE: The contest is over, and we have a winner! If the rest of you are still interested in reading Alchemy, it's on sale at Amazon for 99c. Check it out here. And thank you all so much for commenting - it was so much fun to read what powers you all would pick.

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Hello and welcome to the Proser page for the Dreaming of Books blog hop!



Our blog is run by a group of five up and coming writers. Three of us are writing a YA series together. Our second book came out January 6 (YAY!), but we know most of you probably haven't heard of the series. So for the blog hop, we are giving away a signed paperback copy of the first book in the Prophecy Breakers series. Alchemy is a YA fantasy novel with mages, conspiracies, romance, and daring escapes.

We didn’t know how much we had to lose until we were infected with magic. Sam was in love, Juliette was the main caretaker for her siblings, and Ana and her dad planned the best parties in New York. But we lost it all when we were shipped to Chebeague, an exclusive school for newly infected mages.
Everyone knows about the mages, those who survive the infection and end up with magical abilities. We’ve seen the power of magic, the high-paying jobs, and the world fame. But we never saw the cost. We didn’t know we’d be forced to give up everything: sanity, family, even the right to talk on the phone.
We didn’t know mage was just another word for prisoner.


In our world, magic is a virus, a communicable disease that kills most of the people who come in contact with it. The few who survive gain their own magic, but are subject to constant struggles with insanity, and are barred from normal society for fear that they might infect and kill others. Mages develop one primary power and one secondary power, also called their major and their minor.

So for the giveaway, all you have to do is read the options, and tell us which of the six powers you would pick for your primary power, and what you would do with your new magic! Here are the six powers you can choose from:


Alchemy: The ability to change one material into another.
Pros: The most versatile and powerful magic.
Cons: Few mages who have this as their primary power live very long - either the magic takes too heavy of a toll on their physical body, or they're assassinated by other mages nervous about their abilities.

Prophecy: The ability to see the future.
Pros: Stock brokers and other powerful businesses are always looking for reliable prophecy mages to predict their prospects and the actions of their enemies.
Cons: Unreliable. This is the most common power, so you have to compete for those cushy jobs with dozens of other applicants. Also, no one likes that person who's making vague and confusing prophecies all the time.

Pushing: Similar to telepathy, the ability to move objects with your mind.
Pros:  Can be a very powerful ability, and has some of the lowest insanity rates. Never have to get up from the couch to get that bag of chips.
Cons: Most jobs involve heavy lifting and construction – not well paid. This is also a very common ability.

Temperature Control: The ability to control heat, particularly the manipulation of ice and fire.
Pros: Never need to carry matches on camping trips. Freeze ex-boyfriends to the ground with a flick of your fingers.
Cons: Extreme physical energy highs and lows, including frequent incidences of fever, coupled with extreme emotional highs and lows.

Super Senses: Increased sensitivity of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. 
Pros: Hear anything anyone whispers about you. Super Sense mages make excellent spies.
Cons: Hear anything anyone whispers about you.  The sudden flood of sensory information can be overwhelming. More Super Sense mages succumb to insanity than any other type.

Healing: the ability to fix all injuries.
Pros: Be able to save the lives of all your mage friends.
Cons: This power can only be used on mages, because if you try to Heal a normal human, they'll just become infected with magic and (most likely) die.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Yes, we can ship internationally!

If you're interested in learning more about us as authors, you can visit the Facebook author pages for Melanie, Sheena, or me, or you can find Sheena on Twitter. Read about the second book in the series, Prophecy of the Six, at Amazon or Goodreads.

And be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop for more awesome giveaways!


63 comments:

  1. Healing so I can heal my friends :)

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  2. reading minds so i could help solve crimes

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  3. I would love to have healing powers or invisibility would be awesome too :D

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  4. The ability to stop time - that way I could save people and enjoy my time more :)

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  5. Pushing seems to be the least negative when it comes to the cons so I'll take that. Haha!

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  6. Healing, purely because I know a lot of people that would need it.

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  7. Healing so I could help others :)

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  8. I'd take maybe pushing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I'd definitely choose Pushing as my power!
    Sounds like an amazing book, thanks for the giveaway and the opportunity to read it :)
    Rafflecopter name: Chivi Soler

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  10. Pushing because quite frankly, I would never get tired of poking my friend with stuff.

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  11. Well this was hard… if the pro and con list wasn’t there, it would have been easier to pick one… Though I do think I would go for Alchemy and try to make a difference in the world with it. Oh, and obviously my best friend would be a Healer so she/he can keep me sane…and then I need to think about those assassins.. Hmm…
    Thank you for the chance to win this book :)

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  12. I would pick Healing or Prophesy as a power.
    I never heard of this book but it sounds amazing.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. I would pick one of these because these are the powers that always interested me.
      The ability to healy those that are badly injured.
      And the ability to see the future.

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  13. I would pick Alchemy . The ability to change one material into another is very useful and is the most powerful magic. To keep the assassins away I'll just need some friends , especially friends with Healing ( to heal me if I'm wounded ) , Prophecy ( to warn me if I'll be in danger ) and Super Senses (to warn me if someone is nearby ).

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  14. I would pick Healing, so I can save others. Thanks for the giveaway! (Valentina -on the raffle)

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  15. I would choose healing. There are so many people who need healing!
    Dede

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  16. I'd choose healing. I'd feel like I was helping the world in some way!

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  17. Prophecy: The ability to see the future

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  18. Prophecy: I would love to know what was going to happen next, no matter how good or bad.

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  19. I think I'd pick Alchemy or Pushing, because they seem really useful and supercool!

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  20. Super Senses...it'd be nice to have 20/20 vision again...

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  21. Healing cause had least amount of cons.

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  22. Prophecy! I want to know the future!

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  23. Pushing because I think it would be cool to be able to move things with my mind. Also, telekinesis is the ability to move objects with your mind.

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  24. I'd choose healing. I feel that would be the most significant and make the most difference.

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  25. I would choose Healing. Then I would be able to heal my family and friends and other people.

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  26. Probably the temperature control. I think it's amazing how you could influence people with a few degrees changes~

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  27. I would choose Pushing because I'm a big believer in the power of the mind.

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  28. Prohecy, I would like to predict the future!

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  29. I'd imagine you'd get terrible survivor's guilt in a world where anyone who lived gained superpowers! I wonder what the suicide rate is like, and how many people's magic automatically brings them back...

    I'm an altruist at heart. I'd take Healing simply to be able to help and serve.

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  30. Pushing! It would be awesome to have books coming to me instead of having to get up and get it :P

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  31. Alchemy. You could change anything into whatever you need at the time. Like food.

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  32. Pushing, because I always wanted telekinesis as a power and it seems the one with least cons, although I wouldn't go into constructing:)

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  33. I would choose healing because there is too much pain, mental and physical, in this world.

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  34. I like the idea of super senses because it kind of sounds like fun. :)

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  35. I think I'd choose Prophecy. It might be common, but seeing the future is always useful.

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  36. Heh those cons sure make one think! I'd like Alchemy but not too crazy about the cons. But Pushing seems the least life threatening.... :) Series sounds awesome, by the way! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. I'd pick alchemy.....'cause it's cool....and I figure you don't have to use it a lot.....just discreetly and strategically.

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  38. hum.... at first i would have picked healing without a doubt but not being able to heal who i would like ( and need it) risk to be too much for me so i would pick temperature control.... because i think it could help me save more ( extinguish fire to save people for example) ^^ i already am too emotional wjhen sick so it would not change a lot^^

    thank you for the opportunity to discover your book and to open this to international

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  39. I would like to HEAL,,,I would help a lot of people

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  40. Prophecy!!!! I absolutely want to know my future!!! *w*

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  41. Pushing...because I like the low insanity!!

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  42. Pushing, no more waiting around for someone to help me move heavy stuff. The low insanity rate sounds pretty good too :)

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  43. Healing! I think it'd be super useful. ;-)

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  44. Super senses because I think it would be really helpful. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  45. I would choose the healing power! Despite not being able to help normal humans I'm sure I would still be able to help a lot of people!

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  46. Prophecy. Maybe I could avoid mistakes.

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  47. Pushing I think. I love the sounds of these powers! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. Pushing. I hope that means I can clear the house of all loose dog, cat and human hair easily!

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  49. Temperature Control - i live in MN

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  50. Healing. I would love to be able to help others in that way.

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  51. I would love to be able to help people so healing and thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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