This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 65 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner. Today I have a spotlight for ‘First Earth’ by Cami Murdock.
Multi-award winning author, Cami Murdock Jensen grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah, fostering two passions: science and the fine arts. As a senior in high school, she won the Sterling Scholar in science and cloned DNA to compete on the state level. One year later, she wrote the score for her first children’s musical, “Robin Hood: Tales of Ye Merry Wood”, which she later published. She has since dedicated years to teaching, writing, composing, and directing, as well as studying the genetic defect that runs in her family. Cami has six amazing children who have battled leagues of demons and a husband who is a much better hero than any prince.
Length: 242 Pages
Date Published: July 24, 2019
https://www.amazon.ca/First-Earth-Book-Arch-Mage/dp/164570792X (Canada) https://www.amazon.com/First-Earth-Book-Arch-Mage-ebook/dp/B07VNNGL27 (USA) https://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Earth-Book-Arch-Mage/dp/164570792X (UK)
Author Website: https://camimurdockjensen.com/
Scarred and reviled. She’s the only hope for a magical world… and ours.
Sixteen-year-old Agnes Ann Cavanaugh hates mirrors and herself. Horribly disfigured as a baby and constantly battling chronic pain, she trusts only two people: her mom and the blind author who offered her an internship. But as she’s translating an ancient tablet for him, she triggers an attack by terrifying monsters that catapults her into an enchanted realm.
Barely able to catch her breath, she meets a strange old man and his talking cat who claim she’s a wizard destined to save their Earth. But when Agnes magically determines he’s lying about something, her wariness warns her she needs to get home. Yet, if she doesn’t master her latent abilities to defeat an evil necromancer, her own planet is as doomed as the one she hopes to escape.
Will Agnes protect the people that desperately need her, or is this the end of life as she knows it?
First Earth is Book One in the fast-paced Arch Mage YA fantasy series. If you like wondrous creatures, heart-racing adventures, and underdog protagonists, then you’ll love Cami Murdock Jensen’s extraordinary journey.
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