Thursday, February 27, 2014


Wistful YA is a regular feature on Writer's Alley geared to bringing bright, new authors and their books to light. I'm doing an extra post this week to bring you the work of one of my wonderful Oasis for YA sisters, blogging bud, and talented author friends. (Note: Oasis for YA is currently on hiatis as each of our contributors is progressively moving forward with their writing careers.) Here's the latest work by J.L. Spelbring: 

You can request an ARC copy of FLAWED 
In a world where Hitler won the The War, and perfection is constantly sought, Ellyssa has broken free from her austere life and has found another meaning for her existence.

Family, friendship, and love.

But her happiness is short lived. Ellyssa finds herself on the run, again. Her father's work didn't die with him, but lives on in her siblings, Aalexis and Xaver, and they are determined to complete his unfinished dream. 

FLAWED BY J.L. Spelbring 
Book Two in the PERFECTION series.
Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: August 12th 2014 by Spencer Hill Press


Praise for PERFECTION...

The personification of Aryan purity, Ellyssa's spent her whole life under her creator's strict training and guidance; her purpose is to eradicate inferior beings. She was genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier: strong, intelligent, unemotional, and telepathic. 

Only Ellyssa isn't perfect. 

Ellyssa feels emotions--a fact she's spent her life concealing. Until she encounters the epitome of inferiority: a dark-haired boy raised among renegades hiding since the Nazis won the war a century ago. He speaks to her telepathically, pushing thoughts into her mind, despite the impossibility of such a substandard person having psychic abilities. 
But he does. 

His unspoken words and visions of a place she's never visited make Ellyssa question her creator. Confused and afraid her secret will be discovered, Ellyssa runs away, embarking on a journey where she discovers there is more to her than perfection.

Praise for PERFECTION...
"This book is seriously so unique and amazing it's mind-blowing!" Lauran Hammond

"Wow! That was my initial reaction after finishing Perfection. This is without a doubt one of the most well thought out, cleverly-written and unique books I have ever read." K-Books

"4 stars - Chilling and provocative, these characters will get to you." Stuck In Books

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J.L. Spelbring - lives in Texas, where she wanders out in the middle of the night to look at the big and bright stars. Besides knocking imaginary bad guys in the head with a keyboard, she enjoys being swept away between the pages of a book, running amuck inside in her own head, pretending she is into running, and hanging out with her kids, who are way too cool for her.

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  1. Sheri--thanks for stopping by my blog--we should catch up! :) Flawed has such a beautiful cover, thanks for pointing it out! Any way we can get you to come to NE-SCBWI this year?

    1. I just tweeted you a response. lol

      I was planning on attending, but Theresa is now unable to go. Boo-hoo... So, not knowing anyone else who's attending, I decided to pass yet again. Maybe I could work something out. I'd love to help out, too. For the past few years, I've wanted to volunteer my services to NESCBWI with whatever they need throughout the year. Just didn't know who to contact.

      Are you going all three days? What workshops do you think you'll attend?

  2. Congrats to J.L. The world she created is definitely not one I'd want to live in. But her book sounds good.

    1. I know. You make an awesome point - applying her created world to ourselves. #shivers

  3. Those are really beautiful covers! I would love to know the cover designer!! Congrats to JL!

    1. I think Book I was actually her daughter that took the image. (Don't quote me, though.) And yes, LOVE this new cover. Simply gorg!

  4. These books look like awesome reads. Congrats to the author on her latest work.

  5. Oooh, these books sound amazing. And the cover? Oy.

  6. The book sounds awesome! Totally going on my tbr pile. ;)


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