Thursday, April 30, 2015

Blog Tour: Prodigal & Riven by @Sherry_D_Ficklin & Tyler_H_Jolley

This is the Blog Tour for Prodigal & Riven! I have included a lot of information and at the bottom are my reviews of each book! Thanks for stopping by!


Two journeys. One inescapable outcome. No time to lose.


Stein has been with the Hollows for as long as she can remember. Taken as a child, she has no memories of her past—and that's always been fine by her. Until the day she stumbles across a hidden journal containing the devastating truth about her paternity. Now everything she thought she knew—and everyone she thought she could trust—has changed. The truth about who she is and where she came from is a secret so deep, it will rock the Hollows and the Tesla Institute alike.

During a test to verify her bloodlines, Stein makes a terrible discovery. She is carrying a rare genetic mutation that is slowly killing her. Unsure who to turn to and running out of time, she has no choice but to turn to Tesla—her most hated enemy—for help. But can she trust the man who she's been fighting against her whole life, or will she end up another piece in his deadly game of cat and mouse with the people who betrayed her so long ago?


What should be a routine mission leaves Ethan with a serious problem. He's fractured—a break between mind and body that leaves him at the mercy of his Rifter abilities, which are quickly tearing him apart. He will have to trust the only person who might know how to fix him, a mysterious Rifter named Stewart Stills, who seems to have a special connection with the time stream.

Forced to face his dark past and a decision he may never forgive himself for, he will be trained unlike any of the others, to become a true guardian for time. If he accepts, it will mean leaving everyone he loves behind. If he refuses, time itself could unravel. After a glimpse of the dark future awaiting them all, he will have to choose between destiny and desire. Will he rise up and take his place as a defender of the natural order, or will he watch as all of time burns at the hands of the girl he loves?

Welcome to the time war.



Tyler H. Jolley is a sci-fi/fantasy author and full-time orthodontist, periodontist (see: Overachiever). He divides his spare time between writing, reading, mountain biking, and camping with his family.

Sherry D. Ficklin is a full-time writer and internet radio show host with more mouth then good sense. She has a serious book addiction, but continually refuses treatment, much to her husband’s chagrin.

Tyler and Sherry met one fateful day and bonded over their love for books, science fiction, and donuts. Their first co-written novel came shortly after. Now, they still do all those other things, but also go to various steampunk conventions and events under the guise of ‘research’. They can often be found lurking on the Lost Imperials Facebook page or over on the official website,



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My Reviews:  

4/5 stars

Thanks to the publisher and Tyler Jolley's assistant for an advanced copy of this book for review.
I got through this book so fast! I loved it and just couldn't put it down. This one was about Stein's story. We get to find out how she's connected to Tesla. We also get to learn about her past and understand her more. I love that about this book because I really love Stein. She's such a great character. I also really enjoy the relationships that she has and how deep they are becoming. Especially, her relationship with  Ember, considering where they both came from.

The writing is amazing and I'm so impressed because it's by two authors! No one would know it. There is a lot going on this book. We also have the Rifters leaving and making a new home. Although, you don't get much of the other Rifters in this book. I would have liked more about the other characters in this book. It reminded me too much of a novella. That is the only complaint I have with this book.

 It's an interesting world that the authors have created and I'm really enjoying it. On to the next book! :)


4/5 stars
This book kind of felt like a long novella. Not a bad thing but that's what I felt when I was finished. We get Ethan's side. I wasn't sure if it would start from book two or not. It doesn't. We get Ethan's point of view early enough that we find out what he was doing when he starting having trouble staying in one place. I really liked this book. I liked Ethan before but I love him now. You really get a feel for how much he loves Ember in this book. It did have a bit of a slow start since it was a lot of things I already knew from book two. These are shorter reviews for me but it's because I feel like these two books overlap so much. Once we get to a place that it's an all new story, it really picks up speed. You will not be able to put the book down.
By the time that I was finished with this book, I was totally bummed it wasn't the last one! I can't wait to find out how this war is going to turn out. I can't wait to read more about these great characters and the stories that will unfold. Tyler & Sherry do a great job co-writing these books. I've said it before, I'll say it again.. you just cannot tell.

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