Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tree Tales + A Giveaway

Hi everyone!

I'm back from my second official unofficial writing retreat just in time to welcome awesome author Patricia Lynne and her brand-new release, Leaves of Fall. Everyone be sure to thank Patricia for having a new book to promote...otherwise, you might have had to read about my life instead.

Take it away, Patricia!

Five Incredible Fact about Trees


It's only apt that since trees are a major character in Leaves of Fall that I share just how incredible they are in real life (despite not being able to shape shift into human form.) Here are five incredible facts about trees.


1: Trees can tell if deer are trying to eat them. Due to their ability to detect deer saliva, trees defend themselves by producing excess acids that cause their buds to taste bitter so that the deer will lose interest and leave them alone. (source)

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3: One of the most dangerous trees in the world is the manchineel tree found in Florida and the Caribbean. Its sap is so poisonous and acidic that merest contact with human skin causes a breakout of blisters, and blindness can occur if it touches a person's eyes. (source)

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5: Trees that live in cold climates stop growing during fall in anticipation of the first frost. Trees that had been embryos during cold winters stop growing a few weeks earlier than the rest of the forest. (source)

About The Book

Armory was born into a post-apocalyptic world torn apart by war between man and nature. Trees are the enemy. But when she’s kidnapped by nomads and taken far from her home, a tree nymph is the one who comes to her rescue.

Birch promises he can get Armory home. He says not all trees wanted a war. Armory has no choice to trust him if she wants to see her family again.


--> Together, they trek across the ruins of America, meeting both human and trees who want nothing more than the fighting to stop. But the hatred between the two may be too deep to heal. Armory isn’t sure her friendship with Birch will be enough to convince the human race to take a chance on peace. Birch has a plan, though. 
He’s just not sure he’ll survive.




About The Author

Patricia Lynne is the author of Young Adult Paranormal, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi books. She actually never set out to become a writer, and in fact, she was more interested in art and band in high school and college On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head and began learning all she could about writing. That was the start of it, and she hasn't regretted a moment. When she's not writing, she's watching Doctor Who or reading about serial killers. She's an avid knitter. One can never have too much yarn. She writes New Adult Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi Romance under the name Patricia Josephine.

--> Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow.


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8 comments:

  1. I did not know any of those things about trees! Isn't nature incredible?

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  2. Those tree facts are better than The Happening!

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  3. Patricia's great. I'm so happy for her release day.

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  4. All these facts are so interesting. I guess Tolkien had it right. The trees are alive and dangerous.

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  5. Such an interesting premise! I love trees, especially painting/drawing them. Don't know why. Congrats to Patricia!

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  6. I didn't know about crown shyness. That's an interesting scientific fact about trees.

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