Monday, April 21, 2014

Stay Blog Tour

So it's about time I wrote an actual post on this site. I've been busy with wedding planning and moving and the whole tidal wave of real life madness this past month and a half. It really did go by in a blur and now I have a ring to show for it and a whole lot of leftover tool. ;)

In more awesome news, my book, Stay is being feature by 4WORD press this upcoming week! Fellow bloggers, I hope y'all will sign up or come and visit to learn more about the story behind the story. And for some all around fun times! To sign up you can follow this linkhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tGlMaACfyRBalg7Yjxzlk4lJLJSoewdv4vsWeOPqic0/viewform


Monday, March 17, 2014

"Crave" by Melissa Darnell


Crave (The Clann, #1)Crave by Melissa Darnell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Five star reviews are perhaps rarer for me to click out than they once were. That comes from a prolonged exposure to the best and worst of recent fiction, both Indie and Traditional. On a first glance, besides the gorgeous cover art, Crave seems like just another teen vampire romance. With a nod to the literary community, I feel I have read almost every twist and turn of this genre possible. Melissa Darnell proved me wrong. Crave doesn't begin like you expect it to, with quirky heroine, Savannah the target of bullying and classic case of the misfits. And much like the "Misfits," she undergoes one radical, shocking change.
This modern Shakespeare drama is told from both Savannah and Tristan's perspectives. I found it refreshing, seeing how the actions of one teen were constantly misinterpreted by the other. While tiresome at times, it reminded me all to well of the feelings I felt not that long ago. And perhaps that is where Melissa Darnell best casts her magic. Not only are you pulled in by such fleshy characters, but you share their pitfalls and highs. For a precious few hours you do what you paid your hourly wages for, an escape into the lives of very different yet hopelessly familiar highschoolers and their parents.
The East Texas setting constantly offers nostalgia for me, and the supernatural elements flow naturally into the narrative. The dialogue is fresh and peppered with pieces of Friday Night Lights drama with a refined version of Twilight. Savannah doesn't rush around desperate to break the rules set in place to protect her family. Darnell successfully shows how guilt and love and raging hormones can couple with the paranormal.
Don't miss this read! If you're anything like me, you'll be rushing to purchase the rest of the series and more.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

"Tangled Tides" by Karen Amanda Hooper

Tangled Tides (The Sea Monster Memoirs, #1)Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tangled Tides begins with one whinging heroine, a devastating hurricane and a gorgeous merman. While Yara's initial childishness is annoying, she is actually entitled to throw a tantrum or two when you think of it from her point of view. But once she learns to accept her new fishy life, the magic she embraces also jumps through the pages of the imagination of any girl who wanted to wear a rubbery tail. The novel dives and pivots in different directions and while occasionally easy to spot the twists, manages to stand on its own. After reading so many novels about vampires, shape shifters and angels, it's a welcome respite to dive into uncharted waters. A truly mythical tale, Tangled Tides manages to bridge together YA whimsy and melodrama, with Grecian legends and heart pounding romance.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Grimoire Saga Freebie!

Love Fantasy?

Award Winning Author S.M.Boyce has a treat for you. The first book in her Grimoire Saga, Lichgates is FREE for a limited time



ABOUT LICHGATES (Grimoire Saga#1)
Kara Magari is about to discover a beautiful world full of terrifying things—Ourea.
Kara, a college student still reeling from her mother’s recent death, has no idea the hidden world of Ourea even exists until a freak storm traps her in a sunken library. With no way out, she opens an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire and unwittingly becomes its master, which means Kara now wields the cursed book’s untamed power. Discovered by Ourea’s royalty, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a generations-old conflict—a war intensified by her arrival. In this world of chilling creatures and betrayal, Kara shouldn’t trust anyone… but she’s being hunted and can’t survive on her own. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn’t know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.
For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this human girl, there is something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire.
Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.
 

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Winter Nights Scavenger Hunt!

If y'all haven't yet, don't miss a chance to check out Gliterary Girl's Winter Scavenger Hunt!

Just enter the rafflecopter below and have some fun. Oh and don't forget to look out for these pictures and sign up for the big giveaway on Gliterary Girl by clicking on the picture to your Left:









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SCAVENGER LIST 


Cute White Puppy in a Cup 



Leaves with the word LOVE cut into them 

Dish of Colorful Candies


 


                                   A Pencil with a note that says "You Make My Heart Glow"
Heart shaped pocket watch hanging in the trees.