Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ruby's Fire Launch Celebration!

To celebrate the launch of Ruby's Fire, by Catherine Stine, how about a little information and a giveaway? Congratulations to Catherine!


If everything about you changes, what remains?

Seventeen year-old Ruby, long-pledged to the much older Stiles from the Fireseed desert cult, escapes with only a change of clothes, a pouch of Oblivion Powder and her mute little brother, Thorn. Arriving at The Greening, a boarding school for orphaned teens, she can finally stop running. Or can she? The Greening is not what it seems. Students are rampaging out of control and as she cares for the secret Fireseed crop, she experiences frightening physical changes. She’s ashamed of her attraction to burly, hard-talking Blane, the resident bodyguard, and wonders why she can’t be happy with the gentler Armonk. She’s long considered her great beauty a liability, a thing she’s misused in order to survive. And how is she to stop her dependence on Oblivion to find a real beauty within, using her talent as a maker of salves, when she has nightmares of Stiles without it?

When George Axiom, wealthy mogul of Vegas-by-the-Sea offers a huge cash prize for the winner of a student contest, Ruby is hopeful she might collect the prize to rescue her family and friends from what she now knows is a dangerous cult. But when Stiles comes to reclaim her, and Thorn sickens after creating the most astonishing contest project of all, the world Ruby knows is changed forever. This romantic fantasy set in 2099 on earth has a crafty heroine in Ruby, and a swoonworthy cast, which will surely appeal to the YA and new adult audience.

About Catherine Stine:

Catherine Stine writes YA, New Adult and middle grade fiction. Her YA futuristic thriller, Fireseed One, illustrated by the author won finalist spots in both YA and Science Fiction in the 2013 USA Book News International Book Awards. It was also granted a 2013 Bronze Wishing Shelf Book Award and a 2013 Indie Reader Approved notable stamp. Her YA Refugees, earned a New York Public Library Best Book. Middle grade novels include A Girl’s Best Friend.

Fireseed One sequel, Ruby’s Fire is earning advance praise from reviewers and authors:
“Ruby's Fire, returns to the sun-scorched earth of Fireseed One. In this long-awaited sequel, Stine delivers a thrilling adventure led by a new and exciting cast of characters. Ruby, Armonk, Thorn and Blane are memorable, and the romance is really well handled. Favorite quote: " It feels wrong to lean on Armonk right now with Blane staring at me, a hungry, lonely look in his eye. It’s as if he’s never been hugged, never been fed, never been loved..." ”  -YAs the Word

More and more, Catherine enjoys writing speculative tales where her imagination has wild and free reign. She has taught creative writing workshops at the Philadelphia Writing Conference, Missouri University Summer Abroad, The New School and in her own ongoing NYC writing workshop. She loves her readers, and enjoys blogging.

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May you find your Muse.


  1. I like the cover and congrats to Catherine!

    Sounds like a neat premise.

  2. That bird is lovely. Thanks for hosting Warrior and congrats to Catherine!

  3. Congrats Catherine!

    I like the cover a lot. Noting the sequel is an entirely new cast of characters from the first, Fireseed One? Makes me curious. I like the name of the first book too. I'll have to check out what the over is.

    GAH! Those burly, brooding Alpha male types always stealing the thunder! lol

    Good luck on your sequel!

    Thank you Shannon for sharing this^^

    Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink

  4. Jak, yes, I wanted to write Ruby in a way that readers wouldn't have to have read the first book. Thus the ten-year gap between books one and two. And the new cast. Well, it's not entirely new. Ruby appears in the first book in one scene, as a seven-year old little girl Varik sees one nigh in the cult.

  5. So proud of Catherine! Thanks for this highlight, Shannon. Loved it. :D

  6. Catherine I see!

    So it does tie in, and considering the gap between books (something I worry about it I ever manage to muster my first out sometime in the next decade) that is a pretty ingenious approach to it! Color me impressed. Unless impressed is pink, orange, or yellow... then just... color me... Grey.

  7. What a great premise. Congratulations to Catherine!!

  8. Congratulations again, Catherine, and thanks for stopping by today!

    I'll respond more soon!

  9. Mark, it does, doesn't it?

    Alex, thanks for coming by!

    Maurice, I like the bird, too!

    Jak, thank you for coming by and the great comments!

    Morgan, thank you for stopping by!

    Julie, it's definitely a good premise!