Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Child of Etherclaw Book Spotlight & Author Guest Post with a Giveaway

This morning, I am featuring young adult, dystopian novel Child of Etherclaw by Matty Roberts in our book spotlight!  Check out the book, learn about the author, read their guest post as the cast of characters is introduced & be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post!

​Book Title: CHILD OF ETHERCLAW by Matty Roberts
Category:  Young Adult Fiction (13-18+),  348 pages
Genre: Sci-Fi/Dystopian
Publisher:  Twilight Fox LLC
Release date:  August 2, 2022
Formats Available for Review: print (softback) (USA and Canada) and ebook (EPUB and PDF)
Tour dates: August 2 to August 22, 2022
Content Rating:  PG-13 PG-13 for some profanity and mild violence. 

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About the Book

The bonds of family go well beyond blood.

But can those bonds hold when the blood itself carries a devastating secret?

Fenlee's opal necklace had always radiated a certain warmth since her mother's death. But now, at sixteen, her world begins to unravel as the stone sparks to life, revealing itself to be an otherworldly artifact of untold power.

Between her mechatronics studies at the academy and scavenging expeditions beneath the sprawling city of New Cascadia, Fenlee and her adopted brother, Elliot, try to decipher the mysteries of her necklace and its link to events in Fenlee's past.

But they're not alone in their search.

Strange undercity dwellers offer cryptic warnings, drones track their movements, and deadly corporate agents lurk in the shadows. When tragedy rips Fenlee's family apart, she must learn to use the artifact's power to save those who are deeply precious to her. But nothing can prepare her for the dark truths that she will uncover on that journey…

“Lee,” Elliot mumbled. “I'm not who you think I am.” 

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Characters from Child of Etherclaw

There is a wide and diverse cast of characters in Child of Etherclaw, each having their own motivations and understanding of the world around them. Despite having goals that might be at odds with each other, many of them will have to figure out how to work together to achieve those goals. And more than one are holding onto dark secrets from their past that could change everything if revealed. These are some of the main characters wandering the pages of the book.

Fenlee Harper

Fenlee is a 16-year-old engineering student living in the bottom tier of New Cascadia. She’s loyal to her friends and family and will do anything to help them, regardless of personal cost.

Elliot Harper

Fenlee’s 14-year-old adopted brother, Elliot, shares a small apartment with her, making his bedroom in the broom closet. He loves cooking and tending to his plants. But his dark past is about to catch up to him.


Grubby, streetsmart, and more than a little bit weird, Nico is a small boy of few words but lots of emotions. No one is sure just how old he is, but he seems to have wisdom beyond his young age.

Dr. Seth Arkamis

Dr. Arkamis is the Chief Researcher of the Xenobiology Division at Norfayne Labs. He has his own research facility in the upper tiers of New Cascadia where he has engaged in highly unethical etherclaw experimentation.

Kyara Ravenwolf

Once a soldier in an elite special forces division, Kyara is now a part of an underground resistance organization that wants to put an end to Dr. Arkamis’ plans. She tries to keep her hard exterior in place, and her compassion hidden.

Alex Blount

Alex is Fenlee’s friend from the academy and…possible crush? Alex is smart, athletic, kind, and hot enough to turn Fenlee’s insides to goo. Pretty much perfect. She lives mid-tier in New Cascadia after fleeing unrest to the south.

Dr. Lily Blount

Lily is Alex’s aunt and works in the Biomechatronics Research Division at Norfayne Labs. Much like her niece, she’s brilliant, and kind. She also has altruistic tendencies, and wants to help those around her.


Casper, Alex, and Fenlee make an unlikely, but tight trio. Casper’s friends are important to him as his home life isn’t the best. Like Fenlee, he’s often tinkering with something or other, but he has more fun if it’s illicit.


Proprietor of Murdok’s Salvage & Collateral, a small junk shop deep in the heart of the Lunarinto Market, Murdok may be small, but her presence looms large. Fenlee loves poking around her store looking for odds and ends.


Loxi is an assistant to Dr. Arkamis. She has a bit of an attention deficit, and might be a little on the clumsy side. But she means well, and wants the best for others. She struggles to put herself first.


Meow! Kavi is a kitty cat. Kavi likes ear scritches.

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Meet the Author

Matty Roberts began their career in journalism where they earned an Emmy and had the privilege of working on several other award-winning projects. They hold an MS from Johns Hopkins University and are now an engineer in renewable energy in Denver, Colorado where they live with their wonderful partner, two extraordinary kids, and the best doggie ever. In addition to writing, engineering, and parenting, Matty is a vegan enby nerd who is in love with this world and will forever be doing all they can to make it a better place. And they may be known to occasionally play in a punk band here or there.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ instagram ~ goodreads

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