31 Mar 2016

WW4BB & BR Present: The Spread Some Indie Love Blog Hop Featuring: Ripley Patton!

Posted by Amanda Masters on 6:13:00 am



This year I Chosen to throw my Love to an incredible and very talented author! I have read all of her series so far AND she has a new book coming out! 



THE REAL INSPIRATION BEHIND THE GIRL WITH THE GHOST HAND

One of the most common questions asked about my PSS Chronicles series is what inspired the idea of Psyche Sans Soma, the paranormal birth defect my main character, Olivia Black, was born with. I get this question from readers all that time, as well as many of them telling me I wrote the PSS phenomenon so realistically that, at first, they thought it was real and looked it up on the internet. And I think the reason for this is that I based PSS on something that actually exists known as Phantom Limb Syndrome.

You see, I had a friend who was in a bad accident and he had to have his leg amputated. Shortly after he was fitted for his prosthetic, I was over at his house and he was taking his first steps in the back yard. He got this amazed look on his face and said, "It's weird, but I can feel the grass between my toes in the foot I don't have anymore. And I had a cramp last night in the leg I don't have anymore. My leg is gone, but my brain still thinks it's there."

When I got home that day, I did some research on Phantom Limb Syndrome and discovered it not only effects amputees but also people who were born without limbs in the first place. It seems, our brains are hard-wired to have a complete image of our body, even if that body never fully exists. And that fascinated me and sent me on a journey of imagination asking such questions as "What if children were born with visible phantom limbs made of energy? What special powers might those limbs hold? And how would society react to those who had them?"

And so Ghost Hand, the first book of my YA paranormal thriller series, was born. Since then, I've published book 2, Ghost Hold, and book 3, Ghost Heart, and the fourth and final book, Ghost Hope is available for pre-order now.

GET GHOST HAND FREE in e-book format at most major vendors to test out the series for yourself. It is also currently a featured Teen Fiction Novel on Wattpad.

AND FOR A LIMITED TIME get books 2 and 3 FREE in e-book by signing up for Ripley's Booklist, my discount YA/NA e-book subscription list HERE TODAY: http://eepurl.com/bfMiy9


And be sure to check out GHOST HOPE, the fourth and final book of the series now available for pre-order on Amazon, Kobo, and Google Play. 
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Ripley is also currently a FEATURED AUTHOR of YASH - The YA Scavenger Hunt running online now through April 3rd. YASH is like an Easter Egg hunt for readers. You get to meet new YA authors, access exclusive content, and enter to win up to 180 paperbacks!



Read Ripley's SILVER TEAM post HERE and find her favorite number hidden in the post to enter to win all 20 paperbacks by the SILVER TEAM. 



Ghost Hand

Seventeen-year-old Olivia Black has a rare birth defect known as Psyche Sans Soma, or PSS. Instead of a right hand made of flesh and blood, she was born with a hand made of ethereal energy.

How does Olivia handle being the girl with the ghost hand? Well, she's a little bit morbid and a whole lot snarky. 

Her mother thinks her obsession with death, black clothing, and the local cemetery is a bid for attention. But when Marcus, the new guy in Olivia's calculus class, stares at her like she's a freak, Olivia doesn't like it. And when her hand goes rogue, doing things she never imagined possible, Olivia finds herself running for her life with Marcus from a group of men bent on taking the power of her hand for their own nefarious purposes.


My Review

Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*This Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*

Incredible story! Ripley Patton is a talented and creative genius! I couldn't get enough of the story and certainly couldn't put it down..lol...this was so unique and intriguing that you never knew what was going to happen next and I loved that. I also loved that it was a story unlike any I have ever come across before. Totally unique and completely incredible!

I really enjoyed each and everyone of the characters in this story except maybe Jason who was a complete pain in the ass which I hope he gets better in the next book. Nose was cool and I liked his sense of humour, Yale is a passive guy who doesn't like to see others hurt and we didn't get to know much about him but I got the overall sense that he was a good guy to have at your back and Marcus well there were times I liked him and others I didn't but overall he was a good leader and a solid guy. Emma was one of my favs, she was a true and loyal friend and I hope we see more of her in book 2.

The bad guys were atrocious! they were everywhere an they never gave up! they were really good and really sneaky. they didn't pull any punches and they used heavy handed tactics to get what they wanted. In other words they were the ultimate villains! not to mention all the gadgets they used to their advantage! these guys were good and I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves next.

This was on the best Paranormal reads of the year as it was unique and totally original! a great read for all you Paranormal fans out there!

***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.
For more information regarding our reviews please visit our Fansite: www.facebook.com/NerdGirl.ng ***

View all my reviews


Ghost Hold

Olivia Black is back.

Only this time she's not the one in need of rescue.

Samantha James, rich, popular, and an award-winning composer at age seventeen, is the next target on the CAMFers' list. In order to convince Samantha to come with them, Olivia and Passion must pose as cousins, blend into the most affluent high school in Indianapolis, and infiltrate a mysterious cult known as The Hold.

Olivia doesn't expect it to be easy, even with the PSS guys backing them up. But what she discovers over the course of the mission will call into question everything she ever believed about herself, her family, and especially about Marcus, the guy she is undoubtedly falling in love with.




My Review

Ghost Hold by Ripley Patton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*This Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*

Wow! this book was freaking amazing! even better then book 1 I couldn`t put it down for a second! Ripley Patton imagination knows no bounds and there was treachery around every corner! you never knew who you could trust and the bad guys were coming out of the woodwork in this one.

I enjoyed getting to know passion better in this one as she is such and amazing character and I really didn`t know what to think of her at first. I hope everything works out better for her in the next book and I so can`t wait to read it!!!

I the ending in this one was so heartbreaking and tragic and I hope for a better beginning for the characters in the new book. The art and music in this one was amazing as art are only touched on in the first and being a big lover of both I revelled in these aspects of the book.

Ripley Patton is an true artist of storytelling! her words a masterful and unique symphony to her readers. I for one can not wait to see what more she has in store for us!

make sure to get your copy of this series today! your will not read a more unique Paranormal Series!

***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.
For more information regarding our reviews please visit our Fansite: www.facebook.com/NerdGirl.ng ***

View all my reviews


Ghost Heart

In the aftermath of a brutal tragedy, Jason and Passion are on the run. Marcus is lost beyond reach, and The Hold is in shambles. If that weren't enough, Olivia Black has been taken by the CAMFers to be used as Dr. Fineman's personal lab rat in his merciless quest to uncover the mysteries of Psyche Sans Soma once and for all. But only if he can break her.

They are scattered.
They are devastated.
They are ruined. 

Their only hope is Olivia's stubborn determination to thwart her captors and unlock the secrets of her ghost hand before Dr. Fineman can. Will she finally find the strength within herself to embrace the full power of her PSS?

And will it even matter if Marcus has already betrayed her?




My Review

Ghost Heart by Ripley Patton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*This Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*

Amazing Book! Ripley Patton is a awesome storyteller and I couldn't get enough of this story! the twists the turns and the backbone of these characters was incredible and I loved every minute of their journey.

I couldn't wait for this book as I had so many unanswered questions from the last book about where the characters were going and what was going to happen, I found that Ripley is a sneaky and sassy writer and no matter how many questions she answers she leaves you hanging in the end with a thousand more!...lol...I really hope this isn't the end for the Ghost brigade as I like to call them as I really have grown attached and would like to read more to see what fate has in store for them now.

I really have grown fond of them all, Passion is a big fav of mine and I would really like to get to know more about the mysterious kids sis as I am sure everyone would. I really miss Nose and Yale and maybe they could meet someone like them in a new book.

If your as big a fan as I am of these books don't miss out on your chance to get this one as Ghost Heart is just that full of heart! get your copy today!

***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.
For more information regarding our reviews please visit our Fansite: www.facebook.com/NerdGirl.ng ***

View all my reviews


and Last but not lest! the new book coming out! The Fourth and Final Installment of the Series!


Olivia Black does not feel safe. Nightmares plague her sleep and haunt her days. If she has to endure one more minute stuck in a safe house in rainy Portland, she's going to lose it. When Mike Palmer sneaks off to find her sister Kaylee without her, it's the last straw. She has to do something. 

Then Palmer's hackers find the Dome on a satellite feed: dark, abandoned and smack in the middle of the Oregon desert three hundred miles from where it started. If they can reach it before anyone else, they can crack the computer systems and access every piece of information on PSS the CAMFers and The Hold have ever collected. 

But in order to do that, Olivia must return to the origin of her fears in a race against all the forces that have ever pitted themselves against her. She must unravel decades of deceit to reveal the true origins of Psyche Sans Soma to the world at last.


About the Author


Ripley Patton
Ripley Patton lives in Portland, Oregon with one cat, two teenagers, and a man who wants to live on a boat. She is an award-winning short story writer and author of The PSS Chronicles, a young adult paranormal thriller series.

Ripley doesn't smoke, or drink, or cuss as much as her characters. Her only real vices are writing, eating M&Ms, and watching reality television.

You can find and contact Ripley here:

Website
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Goodreads
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Giveaway

Ripley will be giving away paperbacks of her first three books! 

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