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The Catalyst

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 13 October 2016

TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT / Fiction

In a thrilling debut by sixteen-year-old Helena Coggan, a girl with a terrible secret is tested to her limits as her fractured world teeters on the brink of war.

Eighteen years ago, a dimensional break ripped open the sky, drawing humans into an ancient conflict. Otherworldly souls rained down and fused with those of people, dividing the population into the green-eyed, magical Gifted and the dark-eyed, nonmagical Ashkind. A devastating war followed, and the Gifted have managed a fragile peace ever since, largely through a brutal law enforcement organization known as the Department. Fifteen-year-old Rose’s father, David, has a leading role in the Department. Rose and David are Gifted, but they are also something else — something terrible. Their lives depend on keeping it secret ...

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The Tudors

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Added 13 October 2016

HISTORY,
BIOGRAPHY and AUTOBIOGRAPHY,
JUVENILE FICTION

The Tudor era springs to life in Marcia Williams’s lively account, written and illustrated in her signature comic-book style.

Travel back to Tudor times with Arthur Inkblott, Queen Elizabeth I’s favorite scribe, and his pet ferret, Smudge, who lives (and offers commentary) in the margins of the book. Meet the handsome and headstrong Henry VIII and his six wives, as well as the clever and beautiful Elizabeth I, who politely refused entreaties to marry. Fight the Spanish Armada, sail across the Atlantic with Christopher Columbus, and spend time with the Tudor common folk, who offer their own take on what life was like in these times. Packed with jokes, colorful illustrations, and fascinating facts, this informative and entertaining comic-strip history showcases the work of Marcia ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries

NEW BOOK REVIEW
29 July 2017

We’ve linked to a new review for Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries. Here’s an excerpt:

Teague fractures the classic fairy tale, sending Jack on a culinary odyssey. The tale begins as expected. Jack and his mother, both depicted as white, are poor; Jack goes to town to sell a cow; he returns with no money but a handful of magic beans. His...

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How Charles Baudelaire’s Poetry Changed My Life

Author News
25 October 2016

It’s true that literature can change your life. It changed Belgian author Bob Van Laerhoven’s. He told Inkflash:

"Because of  Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers Of Evil), Charles Baudelaire’s magnificent collection of poetry, I wanted to become a writer. Fat chance, everyone around me said."

In a short personal essay for the US-based writers’ blog Motive Means Opportunity, he evokes the nostalgic memory of a 17-year old Flemish country-boy, desperately wanting to create beauty.

Bob is also the author of mystery/suspense novel Baudelaire’s Revenge, which won the Hercule Poirot Prize for Best Crime Novel and the USA Best Book Award 2014 in the Fiction category. Check out a 3D preview here on Inkflash, or get totally immersed in the author’s interactive 3D room.

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To Stay Alive

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 13 October 2016

TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT / Fiction

Told in riveting, keenly observed poetry, a moving first-person narrative as experienced by a young survivor of the tragic Donner Party of 1846.

The journey west by wagon train promises to be long and arduous for nineteen-year-old Mary Ann Graves and her parents and eight siblings. Yet she is hopeful about their new life in California: freedom from the demands of family, maybe some romance, better opportunities for all. But when winter comes early to the Sierra Nevada and their group gets a late start, the Graves family, traveling alongside the Donner and Reed parties, must endure one of the most harrowing and storied journeys in American history. Amid the pain of loss and the constant threat of death from starvation or cold, Mary Ann’s is a narrative, told beautifully in verse ...

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Together

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 13 October 2016

JUVENILE FICTION

This little sea otter loves spending time with his parent — learning new things, playing together, or even just holding each other. In fact, every day this little sea otter spends with his parent is special, just because they are together.

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The Raqqa Diaries

“A moving, urgent work of political awareness.”
NEW BOOK REVIEW
29 July 2017

We’ve linked to a new review for The Raqqa Diaries. Here’s an excerpt:

A rare, terrifying glimpse inside the Islamic State group (referred to here as Daesh) by a young hounded Syrian student. Dedicated to “Syria’s media activists,” who are routinely and viciously executed by beheading or crucifixion in Daesh-controlled areas...

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Now you can tailor Inkflash to show just the book previews you want

Site News
02 August 2016

Inkflash displays new 3D previews every day from big publishers and indie authors alike. Each book preview places both you and the book in a 3D environment that matches the book's category - so reading a "space opera" novel is like floating in outer space, reading a gardening book has you sitting in a tranquil garden, etc.

But what if you only want to see science fiction or epic fantasy novels, or just historical romances? Now you can! You can now sign up in just a few seconds, and then choose the book genres that you'd like to see here on the front page...

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Big Bob, Little Bob

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 13 October 2016

JUVENILE FICTION

It’s not easy to become friends with someone who is nothing like you—but surprising things can happen when you give it a try.

Despite the fact that they share a name, Big Bob and Little Bob are different. Big Bob likes trucks and throwing balls and being loud. Little Bob likes dolls and jingling bracelets and being quiet. No matter what they do, they do not do it the same. Could they possibly be friends despite these differences? With humor and tenderness, James Howe and Laura Ellen Anderson beautifully depict the struggles and rewards that come when friendships are forged between different kinds of people.

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Are You Sure, Mother Bear?

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 13 October 2016

JUVENILE FICTION

Will everything I love still be there when I wake? Mother Bear’s absolute reassurance—and an unexpected outing—enables a little cub to sleep in a masterful bedtime story.

On the first night of winter, Little Miss Bear will not go to sleep. She simply refuses. “Winter is for sleeping,” Mother Bear tells her. “But why, Mother?” Little Miss asks. “Because that’s what bears do. All bears sleep, all winter long.” All winter long is much too long for Little Miss Bear. She is going to miss her stars and her moon, and she is going to miss rolling on hills. Most of all, she is going to miss Mother Bear. But Mother finds a special way to assure her that they will all be there waiting for her—the stars, the moon, the hills, and especially Mother Bear—when she wakes in the spring. From ...

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We Are Syrians

NEW BOOK REVIEW
29 July 2017

We’ve linked to a new review for We Are Syrians. Here’s an excerpt:

Three Syrians who have faced down their country’s police state tell their respective first-person stories. Compelling narratives that reveal a grave disillusionment with the world’s responses to the Syrian crisis.

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JASPER: New historical novel from Welsh author Tony Riches

Book News
25 May 2016

With JASPER – Book Two of The Tudor Trilogy available to preview in 3D, Inkflash remains a wonderful place to explore new historical fiction.

England 1461: The young King Edward of York takes England by force from King Henry VI of Lancaster. Sir Jasper Tudor, Earl of Pembroke, flees the massacre of his Welsh army at the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross and plans a rebellion to return his half-brother King Henry to the throne.

Following the best-selling novel OWEN - Book One of The Tudor Trilogy, the follow-up, based on actual events, tells of Owen’s son Jasper Tudor who changes the history of England forever. Set in the often brutal world of fifteenth century England, Wales, Scotland, France, Burgundy and Brittany, during the Wars of the Roses, this fast-paced story is one of courage and adventure, love and belief in the destiny of the Tudors.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Based in Southwest Wales, Tony Riches is a full time author of best-selling fiction and non-fiction books. For more about Tony's books, see his popular blog The Writing Desk, and of course his 3D castle here at Inkflash.

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Would Everybody Please Stop?

NEW BOOK REVIEW
29 July 2017

We’ve linked to a new review for Would Everybody Please Stop?. Here’s an excerpt:

Would an Erma Bombeck of the 21st century have subscribed to the New Yorker? If so, she might have written, or at least identified with, this debut essay collection by a writer who has appeared in that magazine and elsewhere but whose topics have resonance...

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