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Oh, My Hero Bloghop: Briar Bass from The Bullfrog Guardian Series

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I decided to participate in the Oh, My Hero! Blog Hop to introduce my characters to a wider audience. Initially I was going to use Terry from my upcoming debt novel Rachael Becoming Red but after another delay and a few other issues I decided to use someone else. After some mental wrangling I decided on Briar Bass the MC from my recent ya novel idea. He will be interviewed by me and you will decide how cool, interesting or swoon worthy he is as a hero.


Briar Bass
Sheena-kay: Hello Briar.
Briar: Hi, can I have a glass of water?
Sheena-kay: Sure.
Briar: That hit the spot. Ask away.
Sheena-kay: Who are you Briar Bass?
Briar: I am Briar Bullfrog prince and son of Tribaius Bullfrog. My father is an elite guardian of earth. He's #2 but I think it's only a matter of time before he finds a way to trump the dolphin's and become #1. It would be the first time anyone beat the dolphin from top elite since they got the spot 600 years ago. Also as guardians we have the responsibility of…

Waiting on Wednesday: This is not a Test

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



Summary on Goodreads: It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for …

Giveaway : Signed Lacrimosa and Dies Irae books and ebooks by Christine Fonseca

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Today I'll be posting a Giveaway hosted by Pages From My Thoughts.

Read Instructions before you enter :
There will be two winners.

1. The first winner will receive a signed hardback of Lacrimosa and ebook of Dies Irae
2. The second winner will receive both books in ebook format of his/her choice

Giveaway Open :Internationally to any country
Date of Enter :14/04/2012 to 30/04/2012
Winner Announcement :31/04/2012 on Announcement section. Winner will be notified withing 48 hours by email

To enter click here


Lacrimosa  Summary:

It’s been three thousand years since the fall of Azzaziel and the rebirth of evil; three thousand years since the Sentinal Order, an elite group of warrior angels, returned to Celestium. Their job—rid Earth of the dark creatures, the UnHoly. And with luck, end Azza’s rule.
As if casting out demons isn’t hard enough, five-hundred-year-old Nesy has to masquerade as a teenage girl to do it. Nesy is the best of the Sentinals. She never makes mistakes, never hesitates, n…

Cat Thursday

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In place of Book Review Thursday today we'll be looking at the wonderful animal and pet called the cat.


I have always wanted a cat. Unfortunately where I currently live doesn't allow me to have one. But one day I will have a cat. Oh yes, my cat will come.
Cat Thursday is a weekly celebration cats. The host site is The True Book Addict but I found this today on Melissa Eclectic Bookshelf. Now enjoy some cool cat pics and videos.


















Waiting On Wendnesay: Queendsheena Style

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 
Title: Insurgent Author: Veronica Roth Release Date: May 1, 2012

From Goodreads: One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new disco…

Recovering from Flu

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I can finally breathe through my nose. Well sort of. From last Monday I have been terrorized by a terrible bout of the flu. I had a fever so bad I was bedridden the first night. Now a week and a day later I'm moving about but constantly fatigued with aching joints, sore throat, slightly stuffy nose and some coughing. Being away from my blog was terrible but I just couldn't bring myself to write much of anything for most of last week. But I'm back and things will be back on schedule as of tomorrow.

So have your blogs been doing. Has anyone eolse been sick over the last few weeks?

Book Review Thursdays: Hanger 13 by Lindsay McKenna

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Hanger 13 by Lindsay McKenna
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Published: September 12, 2006
Source: Borrowed from local library
Purchase: Barnes and Noble, Amazon US
Summary: The moment she stepped into the echoing silence of Hangar 13, Ellie O'Gentry knew herself to be in the presence of an entity of breathtaking power--a presence so terrible, she doubted that even the mystic gifts bequeathed by her ancestors could lay it to rest.
She knew, too, how difficult it was for a combat-hardened fighter pilot like Major Mac Stanford, a man who placed his faith in refined technology and raw courage, to recognize the limits of "his" powers--and ask for guidance of a Cherokee medicine shaman.
But some things simply could not be denied. Like the evil spirit gathering strength in Hangar 13--and the stunning passion flaring between Ellie and this modern-day warrior... .

Review

I'm someone who's not too crazy about romance novels. Not that I don't like romance but over the y…

Countdown to Release: Rachael Becoming Red

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Rachael Becoming Red is my debut novel about Rachael Wood who finds out her family was killed by werewolves and that her own village is hiding secrets. The ebook will be released April 30, 2012 on Smashwords and they will henceforth release it on Barnes & Noble, Amazon and other online retailers dutifully. This novel is book one in the Red Series.



Summary on Goodreads: Rachael Wood was only seven when her family was murdered in a vicious animal attack. Now eleven, she lives with her guardian Amanda and lives a happy life in the forest village of Kare. Then she meets Terry, leader of T.O. (The Organization) and learns her family was murdered by werewolves. But to get justice she's have to leave Kare, so she turns it down. Worse Amanda and Terry clash on meeting and both fight to make Rachael see their side. As this goes on Rachael slowly learns the truth about Kare and that things don't just lurk in the dark. They also bite. What is a girl who's to be betrothed to an el…

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion: A Different Look On Zombie Life

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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion




















I discovered this book over the weekend while looking up information on Eden by Keary Taylor. All I have to say is that the concept of this novel blew my mind and the premise drew me in completely. Warm Bodies follows a love story between R, a zombie, and Julie, a human girl. R while being a zombie wants more in life and Julie being human can probably provide it. But how can a zombie and human be together, especially when he takes her into his world of the undead? Guess you'll just have to read the book to find out. I plan to. This book seems to have taken both a fun and deed approach to what it's like to be a zombie. That they can be more than the ones we see in movies screaming 'brains!' I like that.

Also I got the chance to read the fisrt two chapters for the kindle on Amazon. After enjoying that snippet I know I'll be buying this book before the month is over. Check it out and decide for yourself.



Offficial Summary: R is a man with a…

Blog Awards and Hunger Games Movie

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First I'll like to say I'm absolutely giddy about receiving two blog awards from Lyla Lee. I love her blog and wish her the best on her journey to be a published author. Her novel MEMENTO MORI  (formerly titled Nocturne) has been submitted to agents. To see more about her work click here.

Here are the awards I got:

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Favorite color: Pink, Black, Blue (I interchange) Favorite animal: CATS!
Favorite number: 2,4,6,8 (in love with even numbers)
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Orange juice
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
My passion: Writing, reading and blogging
Getting or giving presents: Both
Favorite pattern: Anything I don't consider a nightmare
Favorite day of the week: Don't really have one...go figure
Favorite flower: Unsure but white roses are beautiful

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Now, seven facts about myself:
1. I don't have a passport. Shocking, I'm getting one soon though.
2. I plan to both self publish and send manuscripts to agents.
3. I was a Sweet Valley book series junkie in High School (fro…

Book Review Thursdays: Labyrinth by Rachel Morgan

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Labyrinth by Rachel Morgan
Creepy Hollow Book Two                                             
Genre: YA Paranormal
Published: April 1, 2012
Source: Bought at Smashwords
First heard of: Through Rachel.
Purchase: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Smashwords
Extras: Book Trailer
Summary:

Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale has officially been suspended for bringing a human into the fae realm. No assignments, no training, and goodbye to that position at the top of the class. While this sucks, it at least allows her time to secretly keep visiting Nate, the human boy who caused her suspension in the first place. It’s not the wisest move to continue breaking Guild Law, but no one’s going to find out. And Nate is worth the risk, isn’t he?

To prevent herself from going into assignment withdrawal, Vi throws herself into investigating Nate’s real mother, Angelica, a woman who seems to be mysteriously connected to the world of the fae. Nate’s never given her much thought, but that was before an insane faerie a…

Crazy Random Idea: Bullfrog Guardian Series

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Everyone give a hand to Kelley Lynn whose blogpost with 'Snapple Facts' started an idea that has created an insane new novel idea. I had a minor breakdown in comments over a new novel idea to haunt me but now with nothing to write I think it's a great time to introduce it. First here's the snapple fact that inspired it all.

10. The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps

Wondering how that leads to the start of a novel series idea? Ask my brain I don't know either but here it is. Let me know what you think.


Title: Briar's Dilemma (Title a work in progress)


Series: Book 1 in The Bullfrog Guardian Series


Story: Ever wondered about the purpose of the bullfrog? It's a frog that hops around, many consider ugly and it never sleeps. Wait...yes a bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps. And that's why it's the perfect guardian of humans in this book series. Certain your bugging now. Your life in the hands of a bullfrog? But wait, they don't fight…