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Friday 10 July 2015

☀ Fractured Memories: Jagged Scars [1] - Jo Schneider

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Fractured Memories, a post-apocalyptic young adult sci-fi novel by (, Just Add Peril, 205 pages).  This is the first book in the new Jagged Scars series, and it stars a teen suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below.

Author Jo Schneider will be awarding one (1) ebook copy of Fractured Memories to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.  Please do take part and show us some love :-)

Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway


Sixteen year old Wendy never knew the world before the Starvation. She’s learned to put her trust in her knives, and her confidence in her fighting ability. When the Skinnies attack her compound, she’s the lone survivor.
Injured and near death, Wendy is rescued and nursed back to health by mysterious strangers. Her saviors offer her a place among them, but trust has never been one of Wendy’s strengths, and suspicion soon leads to evidence that these people might be the group who killed her family.

The decision to get her revenge, and take the settlement down from the inside out is easy. Keeping her distance from those she must befriend in order to make it happen proves to be much more difficult.

Teaser: Excerpt


The blue sky struck a beautiful contrast against the ragged tops of the mountains. Evergreen trees reached up their branches, trying to get a little closer to the sun. A crisp, but not too chilly breeze rustled the leaves of the other trees, and in the distance a bird chirped. If not for the three children, sick and dying in the medical cabin, it might have been a promising day.

Wendy hurried toward the front gate, her boots crunching on the gravel path between cabins. The watch to the west had sent up a signal. It could be more Skinnies, or it could be Pelton and his scavengers returning with supplies.

The grid pattern of buildings and paths usually worked to her advantage, but this time they betrayed her. She'd been hoping to avoid more questions she couldn't answer from concerned parents. This was worse.

“There you are,” Kenzie said with her usual excitement. Wendy's older sister stood a head taller than Wendy, and sported the body of a woman, unlike Wendy who still looked like she was twelve. Kenzie's dark hair spiked out everywhere—she called it fashionable. Of course, if fashionable meant that Wendy had to take as much time to do her hair as it would to check on the nearest guard posts outside the compound—or the Den as most people called it—she would stick with just pulling her long, dark hair into a ponytail.

“The west watch sent up a signal,” Wendy said, hoping the information would distract Kenzie. The two sisters walked next to one another, Wendy had to take more steps to keep up. As usual. Fifteen log cabins—cobbled together from old-style carpentry and bits and pieces of technology they had scavenged from the deserted cities—stood like a checkerboard with dirt paths going in between them. Sizes varied from a small cabin that could sleep nine on three tier bunk beds to the mess hall that doubled as the meeting point for the compound, which could hold two hundred people, if they got cozy.

You can continue reading the prologue and the first chapter, on Amazon.

Fractured Memories - available NOW!

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About the Author

Jo Schneider grew up in Utah and Colorado, and wonders how people who live in flat places can tell where they're going. In her sixteenth year, Jo went with her family to Europe. This spawned a travel bug that will never be satisfied. One of Jo's goals is to travel to all seven continents--five down, two to go.

Perhaps the most challenging thing Jo has ever done (besides write novels) was stick with her Shaolin Kempo classes long enough to earn her black belt. Persistence, not an overabundance of mad skill, is what got her there, and she just keeps going back for more. An intervention may be in order at some point.

Being a geek at heart, Jo has always been drawn to science fiction and fantasy. She writes both, and hopes to introduce readers into worlds that wow them and characters that they can cheer for.

Jo lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her adorkable husband, Jon, who is very useful for science and computer information as well as getting items off of top shelves. By day she is a mechanical designer of disgustingly expensive hand-crafted steel lights, and by night she is a ninja. Woosh, woosh.

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