Showing posts from October, 2013

From the Great Beyond Bloghop

So which celebrity would I summon in a seance? Let me do a dramatic version of a seance for you.

Let me just brush off my crystal ball.

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Now watch! While I the great fortune teller Sheena the Omnipresent brings forth the spirit I'll be communing with for the From the Great Beyond Bloghop.

Whispering the words of power passed down from generations, my hands move expertly around the crystal ball. An image begins to form. Aw it's him! He has returned and now there's an open line with the spirit world?

Heath Ledger! It appears his spirit is shown as he best looked in life. He went so young and his role as The Joker in The Dark Knight is still one of his best and among his final before he passed on.
Oh what to to ask. My questions would include how he felt winning an Oscar after his death? How death has changed his view on life? …

Amazing Aurora Sky Covers, Celebrate Meme and Big Dreams

I'm excited to share with you the covers for the Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Series by Nikki Jefford. She is also author of Entangled: Spellbound Book One, another series. You can read the details of the Phat Puppy photo shoot that helped bring Nikki's character to life here
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it's to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn't hurt either. Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora's life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter in Alaska. Basically she's a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis before she has to finish the hand. Now Aurora's only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire. And if he's a vampire, will she be forced to kil…

The Faerie War Book Review

Book: The Faerie War by Rachel Morgan

Source: E-book from author in exchange for review

Genre: Fantasy

Book Review

This is the big conclusion to the Creepy Hollow series. With Creepy Hollow in ruins it seems all might be lost at the start of this now turned tragic tale. Violet has lost her memory and the two boys she loved are on opposite sides. One wants to find her and save the Fae Realm and the other wants to rule it with a mighty hand - weather powers don't hurt. The Faerie War is darker than all the other volumes combined and readers are introduced to the underground fae and other creatures in detail never shown before in the other books. Rachel really outdid herself showing another side to what we were previously introduced as evil or troublesome through the eyes of guardians, namely Violet whose POV we get most in the series. With Draven tearing the realm apart to quash all free will and using a power only defeat-able by a special person n- no one knows- who needs to wield a…

Faerie War Release Day Blitz

Today I'm participating in the blitz for The Faerie War, volume three of The Creepy Hollow series. I purchased part one and two (before they were collected in volumes), then won The Faerie Guardian Volume one, then purchased Faerie Prince (volume two)and got a review copy of The Faerie War from Rachel herself. I have followed this series from the start and have no regrets. 

But first....Enjoy this delicious TEASER

It's party time!!!  Today is the official online release of Rachel Morgan's third Creepy Hollow novel, The Faerie War. After that cliffhanger at the end of the second book, fans can finally find out what happens to Violet and everyone else in Creepy Hollow. If you'd like to get your copy, you can find it at the following online stores, plus a few others:

Amazon US | Amazon UK Barnes & Noble iTunes CreateSpace (print)

There are seven other teaser images displayed on various blogs today. If you'd like to see them, you can visit the following fabulous blogge…

Misha Guest Post: A little South Africa and The Vanquished Knight

I'm happy today to introduce another author doing a guest post this month. This time it's Misha Gerike who some of you know as the blogger at k. But she has also recently released her novel The Vanished Knight and now I'll hand the reigns over to her.

Thanks so much for letting me visit, Sheena!

Sheena asked me to write about living in South Africa, but the only way to get what it’s like is to actually live here. Instead, I thought I’d share the top five greatest things and five sucky things about living in South Africa.
The great:
1)The weather. Plenty of sun, not a lot of disaster phenomena. 2)Climate variation. There’s a place in SA for everyone. From dry hot deserts to tropical paradises. 3)The views. Especially in the Western Cape, but not limited to it, there are some spectacularly beautiful places to visit. If you’re in Cape Town, do go to Table Mountain, but do take up to four hour drives in any direction. 4)Standards of living are pretty good, if you can afford it. …

Moonsong 4 Cover Reveal and The Vanished Knight

Today I have two books to share with you. First is the cover reveal for E.J.'s latest book and then Misha's novel The Vanished Knight. Enjoy.

Available Monday, October 22nd!
Jenny Moonsong recently inherited the title of "monster hunter" and an ancient tribal journal/how-to manual passed down by her Apache ancestors. She has already faced a werewolf, witches, and a troll. But nothing could prepare her for her latest confrontation...
Dragon's Game, Moonsongs Book 4, finds Jenny out of her rural West Texas element, searching for an evil witch in an urban Houston nightclub. After attempting to help a handsome and mysterious stranger out of a jam, she finds herself on the run from a ruthless gang who are even more dangerous than they initially appear.
Forced into a twisted game of life and death, Jenny must navigate the complexity of a budding relationship, and somehow survive a night filled with unexpected horror and paranormal mystery.
Dragon's Game is approximately…

Book Review: Taste Test by Kelly Fiore and Thanks for your support

Taste Test by Kelly Fiore
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Purchase: AmazonBarnes and Noble, The Book Depository
Source: Netgalley

Summary: If you can grill it, smoke it, or fry it, Nora Henderson knows all about it. She’s been basting baby back ribs and pulling pork at her father’s barbeque joint since she was tall enough to reach the counter. When she’s accepted to Taste Test, a reality-television teen cooking competition, Nora can’t wait to leave her humble hometown behind, even if it means saying good-bye to her dad and her best friend, Billy. Once she’s on set, run-ins with her high-society roommate and the maddeningly handsome—not to mention talented—son of a famous chef, Christian Van Lorten, mean Nora must work even harder to prove herself. But as mysterious accidents plague the kitchen arena, protecting her heart from one annoyingly charming fellow contestant in particular becomes the least of her concerns. Someone is conducting real-life eliminations, and if Nora …

Getting Personal: Bad News

This week has been a tough one. With the flew last week I had a few setbacks but got through all right. This week was different however. I'm, certain bloggers have noticed a big depletion in my comments on other blogs. That has been because I have been unwell and yesterday it took a bad turn. At first besides the flu and some fatigue I was OK. But then around 9:25 a.m. I started to feel really bad and decided to lie down some more instead of getting ready to go to the library. Shortly after I felt tremendous pain go through me and my arms and legs felt like lead. I was nearly immobile over the next two hours. Right now I am better and the pain has dissipated but I do know I'm getting worse and my parents are willing to help foot the bill to get my lab tests done before the end of October to find out exactly what is wrong. Sadly this is only part one of the bad news.

Part two involves my upcoming novel Sacrifice HER and my blogging presence. It almost kills me to say all plans …

Book Review: Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose

Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose
Genre: Romance
Source: Netgalley
Purchase: AmazonBarnes and Noble

Summary: Brynn Tomlin could never afford to follow her heart. But when she sees a stranger shivering in the snow outside of the college library, an inexplicable urge leads her to buy him a hot cup of coffee. It's just a small act of kindness, a few words of conversation. Brynn should be focusing on her finals, after all, not on the man who looked up at her gratefully with piercing blue eyes.

He could have been anyone - a janitor on break, a graduate student, a bum. But the man standing outside in the cold turns out to be Dr. Eliot Herceg, one of the most brilliant minds in mathematics and heir to a fortune. After years of reclusive isolation, he now finds his heart awakening to the kind girl whose name he does not know. 

Brynn has spent her life trying to forget her desires, and Eliot's deep wounds have taken nearly a decade to heal. After so much hurt, will either of them be able …

Guest Post: Nana Prah on being a Writing Newbie and her Novel

Today I'm handing the reigns over to Nana Prah, blogger and author of Love Through Time. Take it away Nana.

It’s not easy being green Okay, so I stole the line from Kermit the frog. I’m giving him credit so it’s all right. I’m a newbie in this book writing world. And yes it is a whole new world (hmmm, fantasy book idea?). I love writing. Even when the words on my computer screen are crap, I love it.
What I don’t like is being new at it, especially the marketing aspect. Not knowing where to go or how to get there. I thank God for my author friends who have been in the system for a while and are willing and ready to help. Without them I would have been running around looking for something I didn’t need, while what I was supposed to have was sitting right in front of my face.
It’s not easy being a new writer, but I’m sure it gets better with time, everything usually does. To all of the seasoned authors helping out the newbies, like me, I’m sending out a huge imaginary gift basket of m…