Posts

Showing posts from July, 2013

Title Change for Sacrifice Series Book 2

Image
I have decided to change The Choice to Deadly Luxury. The reason for this decision is that the original title was too generic. The new title is not only more unique, it depicts the story line very well. Also I changed the mock cover to better suit what the novella is about.

Original Mock Cover


© Hansich | Dreamstime Stock Photos &Stock Free Images

New Mock Cover

Image courtesy of ahmet guler/FreeDigitalPhotos.net
So? What do you think?
And here's the summary to better show the extent the change helps. You can also click here for a full list and to read on some changes including the addition of the fifth novella (mock cover only).
Summary: Jessica Hatfield lives a life of decadence  She gets up everyday to be pampered and cared for. At age fifteen she will be sacrificed. She wants to but what of those who don't?
Joseph Rowe doesn't believe in The Giving. A ceremony in which every year two teens are sacrificed after living fifteen years of luxury. Refusal means banishment…

Book Review: Diamonds and Toads: A Modern Fairy Tale by K.E. Saxon

Image
Please Note: I'm not doing a double review again today. But you still get to read about a fun modern tale.

Diamonds and Toads: A Modern Fairytale
Genre: Adult Fiction
Source: Netgalley
Purchase: Amazon



Summary: Together, sweet Delilah and wicked Isadora make the perfect woman. But the Perrault family fairy is a troublemaker and imbues diamonds upon one sister and toads upon the other. Now up is down and down is up in a world where no good deed goes unpunished. Leather, blindfolds, and handcuffs purge sweet of all reserve. A few misspoken words of lust gives wicked a whole new meaning.

Once upon a time, there were two sisters, one cursed and one blessed by fairy magic...

Bibbidee-bobbidi-boo, They're naughty. How about you?

Review

Delilah and Isadora may be sisters but they are different as night and day. While Delilah is demure and loving, Isadorah is vivacious and sharp, only interested in the finer things in life. But after meeting up with a fairy who always bucks into descenda…

Salted With Fire Blog Tour and Netgalley Knockout

Image
I'm proud to be taking part in this blog tour. Salted With Fire by Nancy LaRonda Johnson is a collection of flash fiction and poetry. A fulfilled christian her book highlights her writing journey and a path with God. I know her through her blog and am happy to say that this blogger and author both worth to read and know.



Salted With Fire
Black magic, murder, insanity… humor, honor and devotion. Salted With Fire is a journey of flash fiction and poetry that shows my writing transformation from worldly to wanting to please God.
Flash fiction is my passion; poetry is my release. I love creating a complete story, with a beginning, middle and end, with twists, drama, compassion and horror, all under 1000 words. Salted With Fire isn’t just a book of stories and poetry, it is my journey as a writer, from writing only for the mere joy of it regardless of the message, to writing stories that highlight God’s will for people, even if the stories are not religious in nature.
Inside are fifteen …

New Blog Awards

Image
In May you saw my Latest Blog Awards Won (numbers 6-8). Now you'll see my New Blog Awards and these four range from 'scary' to just plain sweet. Thank you award givers, I'm  grateful to receive such praise.

Award nine comes from Elise Fallon and it's a creepy one. She got it passed to her during the A-Z challenge and in June decided to pass it on to bloggers whose blogs she herself commented on during the challenge this year. So I've been tagged by the Zombie Rabbit. I am so proud. Thanks El!





Award number ten comes from Elizabeth Seckman. Of course this sweetheart would give me another blog award. This award makes me all giddy because it's all about sisterhood. All smiles that you passed this to me Liz and thank you. That's my round up of June 2013 awards.


Now to pass this one. Here you go eight blog sisters.
Cassie Mae (The Funny Sister)
Morgan (A Unique Lady)
Ilima Todd (The Kind One and Honest Firefly Devotee)
Dani (Super Entertaining Sister)
Nancy LaRond…

Giveaways to check out

Image
Here are some giveaways you might want to get in on. Enjoy.

1. Megan Spooner is hosting a Birthday Book Bonanza Giveaway on her blog. There are several prizes including signed copes of Skylark and Shadowlark. For full details and for a chance to enter click here.



2. Sarah's Book Reviews is hosting three giveaways that give you the chance to win books by C. Lee McKenzie. Click the links below to enter any of the three.

The Princess of Las Plagas Giveaway

Sliding on the Edge Giveaway

Alligators Overhead Giveaway


3. Cassie Mae is having a giveaway for a $50  Amazon Giftcard to go along with her upcoming novel.

4. Tara Tyler is also hosting a giveaway.

5.



Welcome to our Kindle Fire HD giveaway!

Sponsored by 
Kid Lit Frenzy
Read Now Sleep Later
Nite Lite Book Reviews
The Windy Pages
The Book Pixie
There's a Book
The Late Bloomer's Book Blog
Teach Mentor Texts
The Reading Date
Nancy Tandon
Read Write Mom

Show our blogger friends some love and at the same time earn entries into the giveaway!

The …

We Love Ninja Captain Alex

Image
Call him Ninja Captain Alex, Alex Cavanaugh, Alex or your favourite Ninja Blogger. This man has close to 2000 followers on his own blog and is one of the most helpful bloggers on the blogosphere. Not an evil ninja at all he ensures that he and his minions use their power for good and every first Wednesday with their help he hosts the monthly Insecure Writers Support Group. Hundreds of bloggers take part and we share what makes us insecure in our writing life or even what makes us happy even if that bucks the tradition. Either way we most as much as we can and Alex tries to visit as many of us as possible while he himself posts his own feelings on his blog.

Today I just want to thank Alex for all he's done and say that you really a ninja Alex and the Ninja Captain in you shines on all of us. That is why I made this post to let you know we love you. I don't need to ask who else does because we both know they're out there. Now I leave everyone with a song that truly personif…

Book Review: Breathless by Brigid Kemmerer

Image
Breathless by Brigid Kemmerer
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Netgalley
Purchase: Amazon


I immediately got this off Netgalley in June because I had read another novella Elemental and was excited to see what Brigid would write next. Sad to say Breathless was no Elemental. It didn't give me the same drive to read right to the end and an immediate connection to the characters like Elemental did. But what it did give was a different story despite the repeated romance and special abilities element. The main character Nick seems to have a very good life. Despite the loss of his parents he has his brothers, his girlfriend and a really good head on his shoulders with a focus on higher education instead of girls and wild parties. But he has a secret, one he fears would tear his family apart faster than the air he has the ability to control. His girlfriend Quinn on the other hand is a mess. Look up disaster in the dictionary and you'll see her life as an example when explaining the definitio…

I Spy...a Secret Blogfest

Image
Today I'm taking part in the I Spy...a Secret Blogfest.

I'm sharing an excerpt from my WIP Shade Me. Cassie is a Shade (a nice version of a wraith) and she has decided to take human form. But her best friend Lizzie is uncomfortable around anything non-human. Making it hard for her to reveal herself.

Excerpt

"I know," Lizzie breathed, "so about Bradford. Has he let go the dream of being your beloved?"

Cassie grunted. Bradford was a vampire with incredible looks and an ego to match. As far as she was concerned he could jump into a volcano. But for some reason no matter how much she blasted him, he refused to leave her alone. Recently she decided to just ignore him. While it gnawed at her insides not to answer him she got the satisfaction that her silence was starting to irk him too.

"You can have him whenever you get tired of Jessie," Cassie said in a syrupy sweet voice.

"Ugh, no," Lizzie turned that down, "I only hang out with the hu…

Getting Personal: Real Life Zombies

Image
I read Lynda's Zombie Post earlier this month and it inspired me to write about real life zombies. What are real life zombies you ask? I see them as people who not only go with the flow but also have the insatiable urge to bring more into the fold. It is never enough for them that you're not interested. Worse the more you refuse their ways the more of them come after you to change your mind.

Want an example? Say you want to be an actress but a close friend thinks because you have a love for science, you must go into medicine. She herself is going to practice law and you must come along to do a real career. You turn her down but that's not the end of it. She keeps coming back and the more you refuse, the harder she tries even going as far as bringing in some of her like minded friends who hound you to change your mind and join them in what they consider the road to success.

While this might seem harmless there are real dangers here. Many people are unhappy in their current …

Waiting on Wednesday: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Image
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: August 27, 2013

Summary on Amazon: She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.
But where will her conscience, and her heart, lead her?
After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice. Where do the assassin’s loyal…

Cover Reveal: Courage (Mark of Nexus #2) by Carrie Butler and Homecoming by Cecelia Robert

Image
Today I'm revealing two spanking new covers.

First off is Courage by Carrie Butler. I already bought book one and from the cover for book two below you can guess there's definitely going to be some steam. And I'm not talking about the one from your kettle or the shower. Carrie has had some changes in her author life including deciding to self-publish this title and republish book one on her own. Read on for more and to see a fabulous book trailer and countdown clock. I'm proud to say I've known Carrie for a while and can say things are looking up for this determined NA author.

Title: COURAGE
Series: Mark of Nexus - Book 2
Author: Carrie Butler
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Paranormal Romance (PNR)
Release: October 15, 2013
Formats: E-Book & Paperback






Long Description: Courage (Mark of Nexus #2) features four unique points-of-view. While the novel stands alone, it is best enjoyed after Strength (Mark of Nexus #1).
♥ ♥ ♥
Making a deal with the bad guys wasn’t…

No One's Angel Cover Reveal

Image
Today I'm doing the cover reveal for No One's Angel as a tour host for  Xpresso Book Tours.


BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
No One's Angel by Kelly Walker
Publication date: September 17th 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Synopsis: Tess used to spend more hours than she’d care to admit playing her favorite computer game, using the nickname Angel. She could pretend her life was different, and she could pretend Arion was just a friend. But a girl needs more to keep her warm at night than pixels and she traded her virtual heaven for a real life hell. Now she’s on the run from a past she won’t talk about, and the only place she has to go is the doorstep of the friend she’s never actually met.

When Angel disappeared from their nightly games, it nearly destroyed Arion. He threw himself into work and women, but he can’t help knowing the one night stands will never compare to the angel who haunts his dreams. At first, when she shows up soaking wet and scared-shitless on his doorstep, …

Getting Personal: Out of It

Image
I've been feeling kind of out of it. I planned to have a cool post about 'real life zombies' today but life, the flu and other stuff got in the way. But I will not frown or lie down on the ground. I'll smile and go about my day. So should you. Also thank you so much everyone who signed up for my cover reveal.

Sorry about not doing my blogging comment rounds yesterday. *Whispers* The Red Lady called at a really bad time. Her plus the flu was just too much of a surprise wham this time. But I'm better (than yesterday, much better than yesterday) and ready to roll with a slight headache. But ready. Enjoy your day everyone and see you tomorrow.

Sacrifice Her Cover Reveal Sign Up

Image
(Mock Cover)

I've been waiting to post this for a while and it's here. Last Monday I announced that Sacrifice Her will have a September 11 Cover Reveal. Today I'm unveiling the sign up link for interested bloggers. Thank you all for your support.




Book Review: Planet of the Lawn Gnomes (Goosebumps Most Wanted #1) by R.L. Stine

Image
Planet of the Lawn Gnomes (Goosebumps Most Wanted #1) by R.L. Stine
Genre: Children/ Middle Grade Horror
Source: Netgalley
Purchase: Amazon


Summary on Netgalley: Catch the most wanted Goosebumps characters--undead or alive...
The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and they're coming after you! There is no place to hide. Nothing is safe!

Jay Gardner is a mischievous kid who can't stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, Jay gets in so much trouble, his family is forced to move. But there's something odd about Jay's new town. Why does everyone have lawn gnomes in front of their homes? And why is everyone afraid to go outside at night? Jay is about to learn that mischief can lead to terror. R.L. Stine's books have sold more than 300 million copies, making him one of the most popular children's authors in history. Besides Goosebumps, R.L. Stine has written series including: Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and D…