Release Day! The Time Stone by Marie Yoch

It’s here! The Time Stone is available now at all major online retailers (and some minor ones, too)!

The ebook is $1.99 for today only, and will be $3.99 regular price. If you order a print copy from Amazon, you’ll get a free copy of the ebook as well.

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“Did you at least get it to work before it rained?” Ariana asked, wrinkling her nose.

Sydney shrugged. “It’s not really a matter of getting it to work – it’s not like a clock or anything. It doesn’t move. But I did start learning how to read it. It was a little tricky getting the angle of the center part right. And I’m not sure I had it pointed the right way either.”

Cassidy nodded. “Wanna build another one? We could help for the next couple of days…” her voice trailed off, and Sydney knew why.

“You guys leave for camp on Monday, right?”

Both of her friends nodded, looking uncomfortable. Sydney smiled.

“Great! I need your help. Not with the sundial. I need your help figuring out how to get me to the camp.”

Ariana and Cassidy looked at each other, and then back at her.

“You want us to sneak you in?” Ariana shook her head. “That seems like a very bad idea. What if you get caught? Or hurt? Or lost somewhere out in the woods?”

Cassidy rolled her eyes. “If she gets caught, what are they going to do? She’s twelve. It’s not like they’re gonna toss her in jail. Or us, for that matter. Actually,” she looked up for a moment, one finger tapping against her chin. “I think I might have an idea.”

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Coming Soon – Insects and Adventure

Are you ready for some new reading material? We’re ready to help you out with that! We have two new books coming out in the next two months – The Dry Rain is an Insecticide novella by Alex Westhaven, and The Time Stone is the first book in a debut young reader series called The Stone Scavengers by Marie Yoch! The two books couldn’t be more different, and that’s just the way we like it around here. If you’re into adrenaline and moths gone out of control, you’ll want to grab a copy of The Dry Rain as soon as it comes out.

If you’re intrigued by the idea of a twelve-year-old girl on the hunt for a set of stone talismans that could help her find out what happened to her missing father, then you won’t want to miss The Time Stone just in time for spring reading!

The Dry Rain will be available on Friday, February 23rd in digital and print formats.

The Time Stone will be available on Friday, March 23rd in digital and print formats.

Stay tuned for cover art, back cover copy and excerpts!

January Writing Prompts

Prose Prompt (1000 word max for submissions): At the end of a certain rainbow, there is a door, and beside it a black pot full of gold keys. The person guarding it is most definitely not a leprechaun…or is he/she?

Poetry Prompt (500 word max for submissions): In like a lion, out like a lamb? In like a lamb, out like a lion? Write a poem about a lion, a lamb, and a magical kind of breeze.

Submit your work to by January 31st, and your story or poem could be published right here on the Snake Bites blog and in our February newsletter! Flat fee of $10 paid to the author for non-exclusive publishing rights.