Blog Tour Feature: Fenyx Blue’s The Battle of the Bullies, plus giveaway!

Hi, readers! We have a real treat in store for you today, a spotlight on a book by Fenyx Blue, a talented author! 

Fenyx, an author I met on my journey, has a blog tour running right now.

Let's check out the details, shall we?





Battle of the Bullies
by Fenyx Blue


Publication date: October 27th 2020
Contemporary, Young Adult 


Ebony, Eris, and Emani Robertson have been through so much more than most high school freshmen. When they were younger, they survived a school shooting that killed their friend and left their oldest sister unable to speak. After giving homeschooling a try, they enroll in a promising new academy, hoping for the best.The Robertsons soon discover, however, that their new classmates are anything but kind. A mysterious group of bullies known as the Dimes rules the hallways and spreads fear everywhere they go. All three sisters end up being targets of the gang and have to find a way to defend themselves.The triplets couldn’t be more different, but their loyalty to each other and to their school never fails. Along with a diverse group of friends, the Robertsons do everything they can to uncover the identity of the Dimes and restore order to the school. As if their lives weren’t complicated enough, they also get sucked into a much bigger game—discovering who was responsible for the attack on their old school. Can they bring down the Dimes and bring the murderer to justice, all while trying to make it through ninth grade?


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So, what are readers saying about this book?

"Something that I love to read about and it's probably because I experienced it myself from students and teachers is books about bullying, so when I saw this one come up for the tour - I knew I had to read it. It's the perfect read for 15+, as it is edgy in places and does tackle some hard topics that could easily trigger emotions and memories. " - The Phantom Paragrapher, Amazon

"Bullying is a topic that needs to continue to be discussed, and I’m so happy to see these types of stories being written. This was an interesting mix of high school drama, bullying, and sisterly relationships. I really enjoyed the back and forth that this story provided. We see the story through a variety of characters' viewpoints, which made it easier to connect with them. This was an interesting and exciting read!" - She Just Loves Books, Amazon

"Fenyx is a great writer. Her books are not only entertaining but teach valuable life lessons to those who read. Strongly recommend!" - Mark Eichenlaub, Amazon

Intriguing! How about a look inside?





I can’t be late.

If I’m late, they won’t let me in. I’ll be disqualified. This is the year I win. I can’t be disqualified.

I glance in the mirror and adjust my heather gray hood, slide on my black sunglasses, tug on my gloves, and step out of the car. According to my navigation system, this vacant house is my destination, and I have arrived. Eight cars are already here.

The white FOR SALE sign in the lawn gives me some comfort that we may be safe here, but this annual meeting is risky. Having all of us in one place tonight could mean revealing our identities to outsiders. Anonymity is our strongest weapon. We can never lose it.

I glance at the cars, trying to match them to possible members in my mind. One license plate reads QT PIE. How can we be a secret organization with our cars on display like this? How can we remain secret if members refuse to be discreet?

My phone says 9:59 p.m. I throw it in the back seat where it slides under my AP Physics book. I have to be inside this house by 10:01 p.m.  Forget force, mass, or acceleration. I need to run.

Ten steps. I climb ten more giant steps, sliding into the room as the clock hand clicks into place.


A girl locks the door behind me.

An envelope with my pseudonym written on it is on my chair. I am  the ninth girl to sit down. I resist the urge to sit at the head of the table, but inside I know this is where I deserve to sit.

One year of effort comes down to this moment. I did my best. Ten people dropped out of school because of me. No one at this table should be able to beat that stat.

Last year, tears fell because of me! Terror reigned because of me! Break-ups, friendships lost, hearts broken…. all due to me! But will it be enough to be Number One?

We open our envelopes simultaneously. Three years, I have ranked in the top five. This is my senior year. There’s no more time to compete. I want to win. I deserve this victory.

I slide the paper out, trying to avoid eye contact with the other members in the room knowing they will attack if they sense fear. Sadly, this envelope contains what I feared:

A picture.

An envelope with a picture that does not contain a dime means I have a new target for the school year. It also means someone in this room outranks me. It means I am not Number One. Last year’s Number One did not choose me. She had the final say. I should have had enough votes to win if everyone voted based on the evidence.

One at a time, we slide our Pictures toward the center of the table. Strangely, the eighth picture I see looks just like the picture from my envelope. Do we have twins in this year’s mix?

I look in my envelope once more thinking I might have overlooked my dime. Could Number One have made a mistake and forgotten to put the coin in my envelope?

I hear the sound of a dime hitting the glass table. The dime is reserved for Number One.

Number One rises from her seat and walks toward the head of the table. There are nine heather gray hoods around the table, but only she wears the bedazzled crown.

I watch her toss the dime on the table. When it lands flat on its side, we are allowed to speak.

Silence is replaced with the sound of nervous chatter. I watch and listen trying to memorize each voice, height, weight, or any distinguishing feature like a tattoo or a signature scent. Nine heather gray jogging suits.  No jewelry. No nail polish. Gray gym shoes. Gray socks.

I believe I may know the identity of everyone in this room, but I’d love to be one hundred percent certain. I have only worked directly with seven of them. Four years of battling with and against them, but I still don’t know every member.

“Enough of the whining!” Number One exclaims. “The results are final. This is a new year. This is a new battle. We don’t have time to fight one another.”

Chastened, the room quiets instantly. Hesitantly, another member points to the two pictures that seem to show the same caramel colored girl with almond eyes and asks, “Are we…changing the rules? I mean, are we putting two girls on the same target? Or are they identical twins?”

Number One adjusts her black sunglasses.

“No,” she replies with a fake British accent. “Actually, they are triplets.”  She pulls out the picture from her own envelope, showing the group a face with an X drawn across it. It’s the same face as the one in my picture, but the triplet in the picture has dimples.

Number One explains that the person who gets both their target and this triplet with the deep dimples to drop out of school will wear the crown. I know that person will be me. I don’t care which member will rank last, but I will rank first this year even if it is only for a semester.



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Thank you, Fenyx, for letting us know all about your contemporary, YA fiction novel! It sounds like quite a story!



If author Fenyx Blue actually had a tattoo, it would be a heart. Ms. Blue has written every book with love. Blue is a teacher, coach, mentor, and motivational speaker focused on women and youth empowerment. She has written a young adult novel about bullying entitled Who Failed Johnny?, a poetry book about purpose named The Blue Ink Movement, and a children’s book about the power of a solid father-daughter relationship called Worth the Weight.

Fenyx believes in service to the community. After being chosen as teacher of the year for her school district, she continued to mentor teenagers and facilitate discussions about controversial topics like drugs, sex, violence, cyber-bullying, and mental health. She has been a guest poet for several women’s retreats and workshops and loves the energy she receives from a live audience.

Throughout her years as an educator and youth ministry leader, Blue created Team Bully-Free Forever, a poetry team for her school, and a mentoring group called D.I.V.A.S to address the needs of young people. She is dedicated to teaching the next generation to follow their dreams and feels it is her mission to equip them for the future. Ms. Fenyx Blue is a proud mother of three beautiful children who inspire her to write each day.

You can follow Ms. Fenyx Blue @FenyxBlueInk on Instagram and Youtube.


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Book Feature: A Look at James Morcan’s Psychological Fiction Novel, ANNO 2020!

Hi, readers! We have a real treat in store for you today, a spotlight on a book by James Morcan, quite a talented author!    
We wish you lots of success on your standalone, psychological novel! 

Let's check out the details, shall we?


About the Book


Set during Anno MMXX (Year 2020), this psychological novel explores five different relationships as people around the world are separated from each other due to the Coronavirus lockdown.


U.S. Scientist/Reviewer E. Norris boasts, “An emotionally stirring novel and an around-the-world look at 2020, seen from various perspectives. I especially liked the interconnectedness shown between all things.”


Here is the book blurb for Anno 2020.  


Eleven individuals around the world must communicate remotely with each other while separated during the coronavirus lockdowns of Anno MMXX (Year 2020). 


Release Date:  October 23, 2020


Genre:  Psychological Fiction, Metaphysical/Visionary Fiction


Sounds like an intriguing read here!

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James is also giving us a peek at this book today!


Readers, here is an excerpt...



So, what are other readers saying about this book?




"Mr. Morcan writes detailed stories of people living in 2020, dealing with the world pandemic and economic perils. Each story is emotionally complicated, crisscrossing the world connecting on a human level using present-day technology.

All characters come to their new beginnings or end with newly founded beliefs. Their journeys involve a wide range of decisions that must overcome political, psychological, and philosophical barriers.
" - Roy Murry, Amazon

"A thought-provoking, must-read! Fantastic! A story of how people are coping with lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Masterly told through alternating chapters in different countries across the world. People with different opinions, demographics, nationalities and religions communicate remotely with each other. As they face the virus, each one is dealing with personal issues as well. I really enjoyed Anno 2020 and highly recommend it to all." - Sheri A. Wilkinson, Amazon

"Outstanding read! The global ensemble of characters presented by author James Morcan provides an amazing vehicle for diversity of perspective and experience regarding the pandemic, political and civil unrest seen in this unique time called 2020. The gem of this book however lies not solely in the drama called COVID-19 (which is good, don't get me wrong!) but more so in the bigger questions Morcan presents to his reader. What was Anno 2020 to you? This book will make you start asking these questions...Highly recommended." - Elizabeth Schmidt, Amazon













Wow, it sounds like quite a read, and something we can all relate to!

Get your copy of this psychological novel today, readers! Or, add it to your Goodreads bookshelf!


Thanks for letting us know all about this relevant book, James! :)



About the Author:

New Zealand-born actor/writer/producer James Morcan resides in Sydney, Australia. James usually co-writes with his father Lance. This is his first solo-authored novel. He has written novels, performed in various international film productions and is a podcast host. His books have been translated into eight languages (Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, French, Afrikaans, German).

Morcan's published titles include the new release horror Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) and the bestselling historical adventures White Spirit and Into the Americas. He also has several series on the market including 'The Orphan Trilogy', an international thriller series, the swashbuckling action-romance series 'The World Duology', and the controversial non-fiction franchise The Underground Knowledge Series. An additional non-fiction title, Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories, was written in collaboration with Holocaust survivors to document the genocide. These titles were all co-authored with his father Lance Morcan and published by Sterling Gate Books. Their production company, Morcan Motion Pictures, is developing Silent Fear into a feature film and Underground Knowledge into a TV series.

James' most recent acting performance was a leading role in the post-Apocalyptic feature film After Armageddon, which he also wrote. The dystopian adventure film was shot in rural Australia and Morcan co-starred with Berynn Schwerdt (Wyrmwood). Other leading roles include the OZ-Bollywood productions, My Cornerstone and Love You Krishna. Morcan also wrote the screenplays for both features, which were filmed in Sydney and Mumbai and incorporated English and Hindi languages.

Additional productions he has performed include a BBC TV series, several indie features and a live stadium production of Ben Hur headlined by Academy Award winner Russell Crowe. To date, his feature films have screened at cinemas in New Zealand, India, Australia, Italy and Cannes.

James is a podcast host on the YouTube channel Underground Knowledge and founded one of the most popular discussion groups on Goodreads, also called Underground Knowledge. 


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