Showing posts from February, 2013

Getting Personal: February 2013

Another month has ended and I am grateful to have this blog and all of you here with me. Life is full of choices and one I'm very happy about today is the fact I created this blog. So thank you to everyone who has joined, commented, read and become one of my dear blogger friends.

This month I also went to the movies for the first time in 2013. The newest version of the Hansel and Gretel movie rocked and 3D only made it more awesome. I also planned to see Warm Bodies and Beautiful Creatures but Warm Bodies just premiered in theatres yesterday and B.C. is still on the way.

In writing news I had a positive critique from Carrie Butler for chapter one of my novella For My Country (Book 3 in The Sacrifice Series). In book news I bought a copy of Beautiful Creatures on Saturday Feb. 23. Look below to see this amazing cover. Until tomorrow everyone.

Review Tour: Time's Twisted Arrow

Today I'm reviewing Time's Twisted Arrow. This tour is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

Time's Twisted Arrow by Rysa Walker  Publication date: October 1st 2012 Genre: YA Science Fiction "Sharp writing, a flair for dialogue and a big, twisting imagination." - Kirkus Reviews.

They weren't panic attacks. Of that, seventeen year old Kate is certain, no matter what the shrink told her parents. But it's even harder to accept the explanation offered by her terminally ill grandmother - that Kate has inherited designer DNA from the time-traveling historians of CHRONOS, who were stranded in the past by a saboteur. Kate knows that her grandmother's story could easily be the brain tumor talking, but that doesn't explain the odd medallion or the two young men - one of them hauntingly familiar -- who simply vanish before her eyes on the subway. It doesn't explain Trey, the handsome stranger who now occupies Kate's assigned seat in trig class. And it definitely…

Review Tour: None of the Regular Rules and Express Yourself Meme

I'm happy to share with you all my review for None of the Regular Rules. This tour is hosted by Xpresso  Book Tours.

None of the Regular Rules by Erin Downing Publication date: November 20th 2012 Genre: YA Romance/Coming-of-Age
Sometimes, a few dares can change lives…

The weekend before the start of senior year, Sophie Erickson and her best friends, Ella and Grace, discover a handwritten list of dares tucked away in the glove compartment of Sophie’s beat-up old Toyota. But this isn’t just any list; it’s a dead girl's bucket list.

Sophie's beloved aunt Suzy died as a teenager in a fatal fall, leaving Sophie with an overly cautious family, a few fading photographs, and a bucket of bolts that barely passes for a car. But now, Sophie has Suzy’s list of the things she wanted to do in her last year of high school. Sophie can't help but wonder: What would happen if she tried to fulfill Suzy’s last wishes, to live out the longed-for life of her aunt, her hero?

As Sophie and her frie…

Review Tour: Frost Fire

Today I'm reviewing Frost Fire as part of the review tour hosted by Xpresso Tours.

Frost Fire  (Tortured Elements, #1) Author: Olivia Rovers Publication date: November 20th, 2012 Genre: YA Paranormal Romance “Magic is just like love, Allai. It won’t wait for permission before it destroys you.”

Like sand in an hourglass, Allai’s future is dwindling away. She’s spent her entire life fighting the Mages who threaten humanity, and dreams of someday eradicating magic. But all it takes is an anonymous phone call for the truth to spill out: Allai is the one thing she despises most. 

She’s a Mage. 

Though ancient law mandates Allai’s death, she still has one last chance of survival. His name is Drake Rhaize, and he swears he can lead Allai to a sanctuary for Mages. Allai hasn’t seen Drake in years, but she remembers him as the Demon boy who used to hold her close and softly whisper that he’d keep her safe. But Drake has changed since then: He’s now suspected of murder, and has been out-cast…


The 85 Academy Awards will be on tonight. Are you tuning in?

I am.

CassaStorm Cover Reveal, The Prophecy Book Blitz and Celebrate the Small Things

I am happy the reveal the cover for CassaStorm by Alex Cavanaugh. Alex is both a talented author and wonderful blogger who helps anyone he can across the blogoshere. So today view the cover to the last of the trilogy and read more about this exciting novel coming out later this year.

CassaStorm by Alex J. Cavanaugh Blog: A storm gathers across the galaxy… Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, his only struggles are occasional rogue pirate raids and endless government bureaucracies. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans. After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, shaking Bassan to the core and threatening to destroy the boy’s mind. Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmi…

The Truth about Letting Go Cover Reveal and She Said What Bloghop

Today I'm taking part in the The Truth about Letting Go Cover Reveal which his hosted by Xpresso Tours.

The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh Talbert Moore
Publication date: February 21st 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary Ashley wants to smash everything in her once-perfect life.
Charlotte wants to walk in Ashley’s seemingly charmed shoes.
Colt wants to turn Smalltown USA on its ear—with Ashley at his side.
Jordan wants to follow his heart…
But Ashley’s the one sacrifice he never expected to make.

Up until now, Ashley Lockett’s followed the rules. She’s always done the right thing, played it safe, gone to church. Then her ideal life is  torn apart when her dad dies suddenly.

Now she’s miserable and furious, and she makes a vow not to believe in anything. She’s on a mission to do everything opposite of how she lived before—rejecting safety, the rules, faith…

And then she meets Jordan.

Jordan has big dreams, he’s a great kisser, and he wants to help her through her grief. He also believes in everything…

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Today I'm going to share with you a website that spreads awareness about Teen Dating Violence. In a month of love we need to remember not everyone is safe and that includes some of the most vulnerable among us. Please visit the site and show some support.

Website: Teendvmonth

About page: Click here

Facebook: Break the Cycle

The Protector's of Aidensdein Blog Tour - He Came For Mine, C.M. Brown‏ and Express Yourself Meme

Today I'm doing a blurb for He Came for Mine by C.M. Brown. Dark things are ahead for the main characters and you can only find out more by reading on and going out to buy a copy.

Blurb: Desperate to save the life of a child he never knew he had, Sebastian returns to Earth to find Jazz in the arms of another man. A man he knows all too well. One who cannot be trusted! Sebastian worries if Jazz’s feelings for him have fleeted in his absence and he vows to win her back. Jazz struggles to find ground between Sebastian and her new life, unsure who to trust and still holding resentment for Seb’s abandonment. She seeks solace through someone who was there for her when she needed to pick up the pieces. After coming to terms with her new life, Jazz is struck down with confusion and longing when Sebastian suddenly returns. However, a dark battle is forthcoming, one that is bound to bring bloodshed.

And don't forget Bo…

Review Tour: Barbie Girl By Heidi Acosta

Today I'm reviewing Barbie Girl (Baby Doll #1) as part of the Review Tour for Xpresso Book Tours. Get ready to read about a different type of contemporary romance. 

Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta (Baby Doll #1) Publication date: November 1st 2012 Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
The only thing that 17 year old Barbie Starr wants to do is graduate high school so she and her little brother, Everett, can get out of Alabama. She doesn’t care about the rumors that are spread around about her like wild fire. Rumors are nothing new to her. Sure, maybe she could change her reputation, but why bother. She is leaving Alabama as soon as she can. That is, if she can pass algebra and graduate.

The only thing Dylan Knight would like to do is go through high school unnoticed; he has had enough of the drama that is high school. He took the whole of last summer to bulk-up: finally he is not being called names or being shoved into lockers. He wants to remain on the outside of the circle of constant rumors t…

Vampire Bite Bloghop

Today I'm taking part in the Vampire Bite Bloghop. My post will be about the 5 sexiest vampires I've seen grace movies and television. Oh and Happy Valentine's Day!

5. Jeff from Fright Night (2011 Movie)

Jeff might not be a popular vampire name but one look at this one makes you not care. He was a wicked one but aren't some of the sexiest vamps just real dark inside? How can I not add such sexiness to the list?

4. Louis de Pointe du Lac and Lestat de Lioncourt from Interview with the Vampire
Couldn't just pick one. These vampires were among the best on screen in the 90's before sparkling Edward and sexy Damon came along in the 21st Century.

3. Eric Northman from True Blood

Are you able to see? No? Then just listen to the sexy.... Oh yeah, even the blind know he's deliciously hot.

2. Selene from Underworld

Yes, she is so bad ass that she'd actually knock Eric to third place. While I'm still all for the males when it comes to any kind of …

Accession Cover Reveal and Waiting on Wednesday

Today as an Xpresso Book Tours host I present you with the eye catching cover for the Accession Cover Reveal.

Accession by Terah Edun (Sarath Web, #1)--Publication date: September, 2013 Blurb Teaser:

She will be more powerful than the Blood could have ever imagined. 

He will not claim a mortal Queen and will do anything to stop her.

Their battle will begin in September 2013.

Topics: Magic, Fantasy, Romance, High School

Studio: MacBook Pro 13

Director: Terah Edun

Cast: Amelie Thompson, Richard LeCross

Genre: Witchy Romantic Thriller

Book Release Date: In stores Friday the 13th, September 2013

Rating: PG-13

AUTHOR BIO Terah Edun Terah Edun is an international development professional and author/lover of all things Young Adult Fantasy fiction. She is a native Georgian, adoptive Washingtonian, unrepentant expat currently living in South Sudan, brilliant dreamer, lover of dogs and not-so-closet geek. Her first novel, Red Madrassa, was r…