Showing posts from June, 2013

Upcoming Release: Mr. Darcy by Karey White and a Giveaway

Please Note: There will be no book review today. So instead I'll share a book coming this fall and a giveaway.

After being dragged to the 2005 movie Pride and Prejudice by her mother, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth’s life changes when Matthew Macfadyen’s Mr. Darcy appears on the screen. Lizzie falls hard and makes a promise to herself that she will settle for nothing less than her own Mr. Darcy. This ill-advised pledge threatens to ruin any chance of finding true love. During the six intervening years, she has refused to give any interested suitors a chance. They weren’t Mr. Darcy enough.

Coerced by her roommate, Elizabeth agrees to give the next interested guy ten dates before she dumps him. That guy is Chad, a kind and thoughtful science teacher and swim coach. While she’s dating Chad, her dream comes true in the form of a wealthy bookstore owner named Matt Dawson, who looks and acts like her Mr. Darcy. Of course she has to follow her dream. But as Elizabeth simultaneously dates a r…

Celebrate Mandela and State of Chaos Release Day Tour: A Book Review

Please Note: I apologize for not commenting on anyone's blog yesterday. The computer I was using went on the fritz and wouldn't allow me to comment. AT ALL. I was able to read some blog posts though include Elizabeth Seckman's and Mark Mean.

For Celebrate the small things I want to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. A great man who is going through a very rough time, may he recover. But if not, please Lord let his passing be as honourable as his life. *Bows head* We love you Mandela.

State of Chaos Release Day Tour

Today State of Chaos is out today and available for purchase. Sequel to State of Emergency this book will have you on the edge of your seat. I'm participating in the tour and will be doing a book review. Summer :Lane the author is crazy excited. Check out her thoughts about today here.

State of Chaos
Genre: NA Romance, Dystopia
Purchase: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Author's Website: WebsiteBlog

Summary on Goodreads: Cassidy Hart has had better days.


Getting Personal: Summer Time

Here's to Summer. May we all have loads of fun.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Let The Storms Break by Shannon Messenger

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.

Publication Date: March 4, 2014

Summary: Vane Weston is haunted. By the searing pull of his bond to Audra. By the lies he's told to cover for her disappearance. By the treacherous winds that slip into his mind, trying to trap him in his worst nightmares. And as his enemies grow stronger, Vane doesn’t know how much longer he can last on his own.

Another book by Shannon Messenger that I can't wait to read. This is third book (and second sequel) by her to hit my Waiting on Wednesday post and it's for a very good reason. Shannon's books not only have a story that draws you in but covers that make you unable to look away. Look at it, this cover is so amazing and mystifying. Yes you see two people in the middle of a storm. But you have to wonder... Why are they there? Why is this cover so damn gorgeous? What is going to hap…

Book Review: Fraction of Stone by Kelley Lynn

Fraction of Stone by Kelley Lynn        
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon
Author's Website: Blog

Summary on Amazon: Wind tunnels, torrential rains and earthquakes tear apart Casden. The cause of the world’s imbalance is unknown, but the mounting occurrences suggest there’s little time before life ceases to exist.

Rydan Gale and Akara Nazreth are the only humans with the ability to wield magic. The tattoo on their necks and the discovery of an ancient book, dictate they are the key to the world’s survival.

But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isn’t the bizarre creatures, extreme betrayals and magic-fearing men hunting them.

It’s that Akara doesn't believe the world is worth saving.


When I finally bought my copy of Fraction of Stone I was thrilled. Kelley Lynn has been an online friend for a while and her success of getting published was a happy occasion. From the start readers are plunged into a world at war. Akara fights for one side and Rydan the other. …

The Thrill of it all Blogfest and Write Club

I'm excited to be a part of The Thrill of it All Blogfest. Hosted by Heather and Tara Tyler all entrants are to post a big thrill whether real or fiction. Today I'm posting an excerpt from my W.I.P. Lyric World. This Young Adult Fantasy novel is set in a world where all the countries are music genres and a war is brewing.


The Queen of Symphony held up her hand for silence. "I am here to deliver a grave report. In the late hours of the night... after mortal efforts failed, I had to summon Fairy King Orion to track the princess. Viola had disappeared." There were fearful murmurs from the crowd. Queen Samantha had only one heir and couldn't bear more children. Worse Viola was just a little girl and such a situation could cause fighting among royals who were closest in line.

"We eventually found her and...I have dire news my dear citizens. People of Symphony, my beautiful and loving followers. Viola has passed from this world. The future of Symphony, my le…

Celebrate My Latest Liebester Award

My latest reason for Celebrate the small things

1. I won a Liebester award on Monday from Tara Tyler. Read on to see me answer her list of questions and accept my ninth blog award.

2. Also on Monday I got three wonderful packages. My Arrow of the Mist bookcards, Ryland Tote bag, and *screams* My TBD choice of Lullaby by Amanda Hocking! Giveaways rock people.

3. Yesterday my prize for taking part in the Aberration Bloghop arrived. My autographed copy of Aberration by Lisa Regan! This is the quickest delivery of a prize I've gotten from the united States. I won it on June 10, it was sent the next day and I received it on the 20th of June. Usually anything I win reaches me the following month (or later). This I got in less than two weeks. Way to go Lisa and thanks!

4. Reviews for my teen wolf fanfic Save Me is in the sixties. I have several fanfic profiles and while my highest reviews for a story ever is just under 200 reviews. For this profile it's 85. So Save Me might actually…

Getting Personal: Be Brave

So easy to say but hard to actually do. Bravery comes in many forms. So how do you think you've been brave? Me? This month I decided to defy my fear of writing Middle Grade and I'm currently writing one for my first shot at JuNoWriMo. Below I picked a song and a cute touching photo to go with this theme. Have a good day everyone.

New Book Release: Atone by Angela Brown

I am excited to announce that Angela Brown has a new novel out. She has released other novels including Neverlove which I highly recommend. She is a fabulous author and I believe her new book will draw in both her current fans and new ones as well. Atone follows Caine, an assassin who decides to take on one last assignment. But readers, we all know it's never that simple.

Blurb: What harm can come from a kiss?
Caine Fordham knows the danger all too well.
As the Kill Circuit’s top lady-killer, business is good. Yet Caine knows the life of an assassin isn’t meant to last forever, just as love is impossible for him. Who could love a man with poison lacing his veins and a kiss that kills?
When Caine decides to take one last job, deal out one last kiss, he discovers there’s more to life than death, and more to love than pain.
Purchase: Amazon US
Find Angela : Blog, Goodreads

Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home.
Reading and writing have been …

Winter Queen (Fairy Queens #1) Cover Reveal

Today I'm doing a cover reveal for Winter Queen by Amber Argyle. I've been a regular reader of Amber's blog and I already have her other two novels Witch Born and Witch Song. When I saw a post requesting help promoting her newest release Winter Queen, I volunteered to do a cover reveal. Now read on to find out more about her latest foray into fantasy and her newest female protagonist.

Blurb: Becoming a winter queen will make Ilyenna as cold and cruel and deadly as winter itself, but it might be the only way to save her people from a war they have no hope of winning.~ Mortally wounded during a raid, seventeen-year-old Ilyenna is healed by winter fairies who present her with a seductive offer: become one of them and share their power over winter. But that power comes with a price. If she accepts, she will become a force of nature, lose her humanity, and abandon her family. Unwilling to pay such a high price, Ilyenna is enslaved by the one of the invaders, Darrien. While in c…

Happy Father's Day Celebration

Father's Day is this Sunday and I want to take a moment to thank all the fathers out there. You don't get enough credit for stepping up and for those who made mistakes, there's still time to do the right thing for your child. Happy Father's Day and I'm going to take an idea from from a post on Wavy Lines blog and post a great fictional dad.

Charlie Swan from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

Charlie Swan had no super powers or special abilities but that didn't stop him from doing everything he could to protect his daughter Bella. As Chief of Police in Forks he had a whole town to protect and he did both that and fatherhood beautifully throughout the series. So here's to you Bella's dad and I picked this picture because I think it shows a great moment between father and daughter.

This week for Celebrate the small things I want to give a shout out to all the fathers and dads out there. A father ensures he's responsible, protective and a dad ensures…

Getting Personal: May 2013 and Monster City

May was a good month. Why? Here are a few reasons.

1. It was after the A-Z blogging challenge. And that brought new followers and blogs for me to visit.

2. I won a giveaway and chose a paperback copy of Lullaby by Amanda Hocking.

3. Made the decision to focus on self-publishing for 2013-2014.

4. Saw Oblivion at the cinema and loved it.

5. Missed latest Star Trek movie (grumbles).

6. Super excited about co-hosting IWSG in June.

7. Have less television series to watch while the June line up is getting ready to arrive. Teen Wolf and Major Crimes are some that I'm excited to see return. And Falling Skies. So got to catch up on some more reading, writing and zzz's.

8. Pretty much another where I'm glad be alive and have fun no matter what little annoying pebble gets in my way.

Monster City

Sadly I'm behind on the word count. But I still love the story and the characters. My first foray into MG has hit some snags but I don't regret doing it. A few things including some ch…

Nevermore Trilogy Blitz

Today you'll be reading about The Nevermore Trilogy. This blitz is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.
The Nevermore Trilogy Blitz Event (June 8th – June 14th)
Posts can go live anytime between June 8 – June 14th  if you can not post on the date you signed up for.

Title:                            The Nevermore Trilogy Author:                       Shannon Mayer Release Date:             May 2013 Genre:                         Romantic  Suspense Age Group:                 Contemporary Adult Goodreads: Amazon Page:                        Shannon Mayer
Book Cover Design:Damon Za
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