"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

Monday, June 9, 2014

Release Day Launch (Chapter Sampler and Giveaway): DESCENT by Kallie Ross (YA)

by Kallie Ross
Release date: June 9th, 2014
Published by: Smashwords 
Genre: Young Adult 
Format: eBook (Amazon / Barnes and Noble)


Seventeen year old Ollie Miller is ready to leave all of her hurt feelings behind, but moving on seems impossible while living next door to her ex-best friend, Mateo. 
When curious earthquakes begin to shake and rip open the foundation of her small town, the ground becomes as unsteady as her feelings for him. 

When they fall, they fall hard…

Ollie’s disastrous attempt to save Mateo’s brother from falling into a curious chasm results in their descent into a cavernous wonderland. Ollie, Mateo, Jesse, and Alexis search for a way back home, and encounter a mysterious tribe of natives. Gabriel, the next in line to lead his people, is granted permission to guide them to the surface. 
On their treacherous journey, an overzealous elder threatens all of their lives, because he can’t risk them exposing his people, or the power he wields. 
The group discovers ancient secrets, unexpected truths, and uncharted feelings. 
Ollie must find a way out or risk being stuck in the caves forever — or worse, dead.

US/Canada Only. 
Bumbles and Fairy-Tales not responsible for lost/unclaimed/damaged, etc. prize(s).

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Over time my love for learning gravitated toward studying conspiracy theories and contradictions in our culture. My conclusions have ignited a passion to write compelling young adult fiction that incorporates legend, conjecture, fantasy, and conviction.

I love being a wife, mother, friend, writer, and teacher. I began teaching high school English in 2002 and started blogging and podcasting in 2008. I have a brilliant husband, two redheads, and never imagined my life would ever be this fun!



  1. I think it would be amazing, from a social science standpoint, to stumble across a "lost" or hidden civilization. Without Western expansion, European settling, the Victorian era...what would they be like today?

  2. It would be so cool to discover a hidden civilization. I always loved the idea of one in the clouds, even though it's not very realistic.


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