Saturday, March 31, 2012

IMM more than a Month and a half // oo my goodness


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme to share what we bought, checked out, swapped, or won. IMM is hosted by The Story Siren . I decided to add the synopsis of the books  

I was lazy. ooh soo lazy lol/ i got over or near 20 books / be warned this will be long/not every is is pictured or linked eg. the freebies lol
i cant guarantee i will not be lazy anymore 0_0


Won/gifted

covers







graffiti moon by Cath Crowley 
nightshade  (Nightshade #1) by  Andrea Cremer 
storm (Elemental #1) by Brigid Kemmerer [read it and loved it]
king of sword and sky (Tairen Soul #3) by C.L. Wilson
lady of light and shadows (Tairen Soul #2) by C.L. Wilson
a million suns (Across the Universe #2) by  Beth Revis 
everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton
under the never sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi



by Laura Lond

Publication Date: October 20th 2011 by Createspace

The old legend says that a merman’s kiss will make a girl pretty and bring her luck. One poor working girl is desperate enough to try it. She is warned that she must do everything exactly as she is told… but never warned about the effect it might have on the merman.







Intangible
by J. Meyers

Publication Date: January 31st 2012

Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.
Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can’t do anything about it




 Into the Mist: Silver Hand
by Steve Finegan

Publication Date:January 30th 2012

Thirteen-year-old Gabe Wrenn has always taken refuge in his imagination. Refuge from his hovering mom and bullying brother. Refuge from the smirks and stares of his classmates. Refuge from his epilepsy. But now his imagination seems to be running wild. And he can’t stop it. And the only person Gabe can confide in is a girl who thinks his "weird brain" is the key to unlocking the secret of the Brynmor Witch.




Caged Moon
by Rachel Deagan

Publication Date:???

 Haunted by an animal attack, seventeen year old Charlotte feels she is being followed. When she runs into a mysterious boy while camping, she’s afraid. Nothing seems right about him. Despite trying to stay away, there is an unmistakable draw to be near him. Even his scent smells familiar. But the closer she gets, the faster the secrets begin to unravel. Not only is he not human, he may have a link to her past. When Charlotte finds out someone wants her dead, she is torn between love and fear. Can she trust him to keep her safe?



Review
Netgalley



The Hunt (The Hunt #1)
by Andrew Fukuda

Publication Date: May 8th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin

Against all odds, 17-year-old Gene has survived in a world where humans have been eaten to near extinction by the general population. The only remaining humans, or hepers as they are known, are housed in domes on the savannah and studied at the nearby Heper Institute. Every decade there is a government sponsored hunt. When Gene is selected to be one of the combatants he must learn the art of the hunt but also elude his fellow competitors whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. 


uk synopsis i like that one better/ i read it and loved //review soon



Whistle Pass
by KevaD



Publication Date: February 27th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press


On the battlefields of WWII Europe, Charlie Harris fell in love, and after the war, Roger marched home without a glance back. Ten years later, Charlie receives a cryptic summons and quickly departs for his former lover’s hometown of Whistle Pass. 
But Roger Black isn’t the lover of Charlie’s dreams anymore. He’s a married, hard-bitten political schemer who wants to secure his future by destroying evidence of his indiscreet past. Open homosexuality is practically a death sentence, and that photo would ruin Roger and all his wife’s nefarious plans. 
Caught up in foggy, tangled events, Charlie turns to hotel manager Gabe Kasper for help, and Gabe is intrigued by the haunted soldier who so desperately desires peace. When helping his new lover places Gabe in danger, the old warrior in Charlie will have to take drastic action to protect him... or condemn them both.
read it and it was a solid 4.8/5 /review soon

Thief (Brook Street #1) by Ava March
 Publication Date:March 19th 2012 by Carina Press

London, 1822 
It was only supposed to be one night. One night to determine once and for all if he truly preferred men. But the last thing Lord Benjamin Parker expected to find in a questionable gambling hell is a gorgeous young man who steals his heart. 
It was only supposed to be a job. Cavin Fox has done it many times — select a prime mark, distract him with lust, and leave his pockets empty. Yet when Cavin slips away under the cover of darkness, the only part of Benjamin he leaves untouched is his pockets. 
With a taste of his fantasies fulfilled, Benjamin wants more than one night with Cavin. But convincing the elusive young man to give them a chance proves difficult. Living with a band of thieves in the worst area of London, Cavin knows there's no place for him in a gentleman's life. Yet Benjamin isn't about to let Cavin—and love—continue to slip away from him. 
it was decent , a 4/5 /review soon


Fortune Hunter (Brook Street #2) by Ava March

Publication Date: April 9th 2012 by Carina Press

London, 1822 
Impoverished Julian Parker returns to London with one goal: marry an heiress. He'll do whatever it takes, even if it means denying his desire for men. After all, with a fortune comes happiness and social acceptance—which have eluded Julian his entire life. 
The only things a vast fortune has brought Oscar Woodhaven are greedy relatives and loneliness. At twenty-one years of age, he has everything a man could possibly want—except someone to love him. When he meets devastatingly handsome Julian Parker, he believes his luck has turned. 
Between Oscar's lavish gifts and their searing hot nights, Julian is caught between what he thinks he needs and what his heart truly desires. But when a betrayal threatens to tear them apart, Julian discovers he'll do whatever it takes to convince Oscar the greatest fortune of all is love.  

 Burn (Elementally Evolved #1)
by T.J. Klune

Publication Date: February 6th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press

Set in a world that closely resembles our own, Burn is a story of redemption and betrayal, of family and sacrifice, which leads to the greatest question of all: how far would you go to save the ones you love? 
Fifteen years ago, Felix Paracel killed his mother with fire that shot from his hands. Since then, he has hidden from forces bent on exploiting him and his fire and wind Elemental abilities. But Felix’s world is about to change, because he is Findo Unum—the Split One—and his coming has been foretold for generations. 
Though Felix’s arrival brings great joy to the Elemental world, it also heralds a coming darkness. No one knows this better than Seven.—Seven, the mysterious man who rescued Felix from that horrible fire years ago and then disappeared; Seven, who has returned to claim what’s rightfully his: Felix’s heart. But even as Felix begins to trust Seven and his feelings about his place in the world, the darkness reveals itself, bringing consequences no one could have predicted.

Ghost (Wolf's-own #1)
by Carole Cummings

Publication Date: February 17th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press

Dwelling in the land of Ada and defending magic users called the Jin, Fen Jacin-rei is a trained assassin and an Untouchable, one whose mind hosts the Voices of the Ancestors, spirits of long-dead magicians. His fate should be one of madness and solitude, yet Fen Jacin-rei desperately clings to his sanity and ferociously protects the family he loves. But how does Fen do it? Kamen Malick has every intention of finding out. 
When Malick and his own small band of assassins ambush Fen in an alley, Malick offers Fen one choice: join us or die. Determined to decode the intrigue that surrounds Fen—and to have the Untouchable for himself—Malick sets to unraveling Fen’s past while Fen delves into the mysteries surrounding Malick. 
As Fen’s secrets slowly unfold, Malick is drawn into a crusade that isn’t his, one surprisingly similar to his own quest for vengeance. Yet irony is a bitter reward when Malick discovers the one he wants is already hopelessly entangled with the one he hunts
exited for this one/ assassins and magic  whoot whoot


Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers #1)
by Michelle Rowen

Publication Date:  May 22nd 2012 by Harlequin

I don't do DANGEROUS.

Smart, ├╝ber-careful, ordinary Samantha—that’s me. But I just couldn’t pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me...something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It’s like part of me is missing—and I don’t know if I can get it back.

Then there’s Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he’s keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he’s what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me....

Nightwatchers: When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...



Burn
by Heath Gibson

Publication Date: August 8th 2012 by Flux


All it takes is one spark
William Tucker loves being a volunteer firefighter (maybe it's no coincidence that a pastor's son would enjoy saving people). And after he rescues his crush, Mandy Pearman, she undergoes a profound transformation for the better. In fact, it seems like a lot of good comes from the embers of tragedy in his small Alabama town. William may not be able to meet his father's expectations, force his mother to ditch the gin, or protect his gay brother, but for those who need a second chance at life, William isn't afraid to light the match--and become the hero the town needs.
 Decent contemp YA w/ a male protagonist/ review later in the year



 The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)
by Julie Kagawa

Publication Date: April 24th 2012 by Harlequin Teen

In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity. 
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. 
Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters. 
Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad. 
Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike. 
But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for
1/4 through and its interesting so far/ review soon


booktour


 Eyes of the Seer (The Vampire Flynn Trilogy #1)
by Peter W. Dawes

Publication Date: May 28th 2011 by Crimson Melodies


It all started with a murder. Two victims lay dead at the hands of Peter Dawes, but what laid in wait for him was not the sound of sirens or the banging of a gavel. It would turn a doctor into a killer and a man into a monster. 
Follow Peter as he exchanges his blood-stained clothing for tailored suits, his scalpel for fine-crafted daggers, and is reinvented as the newest vampire-child in a coven of decadent sophisticates. He even takes on the name ‘Flynn’ – a child of red – in honor of his new-found devilish side and to further distance himself from his human past. 
For four years, Flynn embodies every bit the bloody immortal he was sired to become. Under the reign of his maker, Sabrina, he establishes a reputation as the most feared assassin to ever terrorize the covens of Philadelphia. But the surefooted-steps and quick hands that make him a virtuoso when it comes to killing humans and vampires alike are attributes of the mortal destiny which haunts him even beyond death. And despite all efforts, Peter’s humanity is not as dead as some would prefer. 
On the verge of completing their vie for power, Sabrina’s ‘dark-killer’ will suddenly find himself wrestling his devotion to his mistress when an impish sorceress named Monica awakens the hidden powers he was destined to possess. In this world of macabre and shrewdly practical immortal beings, will Flynn’s supernatural gifts be used to orchestrate the wicked deeds of his maker? Or can the cold-blooded nature of a vampire be warmed by the compassion of a Seer? 
EYES OF THE SEER is a gripping tale conspicuously authored by Peter Dawes – years later, he’s decided to put the story of his life to paper, albeit listed as ‘fiction’. (Vampires can’t really claim to exist, after all. It would ruin the whole gig.)

So that's what I got this whole i was lazy posting my imm

What did You Get?




Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hide and Seek blog tour:interview w/ Aimee Laine

This blog tour is presented by jtaylorpublishing.
You can see the tour schedule and more information by clicking HERE

First to introduce the author

About this author
Aimee is a romantic at heart and a southern transplant with a bit of the accent (but not a whole bunch). She's married to her high school sweetheart, and with him, she's produced three native North Carolinians, two of whom share the same DNA.
With an MBA and a degree in Applied Mathematics, there’s absolutely no reason she should be writing romance novels. Then again, she shouldn't need a calculator to add two numbers, either ... but she does.
 Visit her on http://www.aimeelaine.com/  or stalk her on twitter @alicialeppert 


Now for the interview

What inspired you to write Hide & Seek?

Aimee: I happened to be flitting around the Internet looking for something unrelated and happened upon the myth of the Ultimate Paradox. Of course I was intrigued by the story and the myth and the premise which is an inherent conflict. Seriously ... it's the ULTIMATE romantic conflict. If I were to put that on two people ... it seemed fated. So I jumped on it and brought it to life with my own little twist.

Who is the artist[s], fanboying here! Lol?

Aimee: No idea! Isn't Tripp ... um ... well. He's ridiculously hot. :)


What was your favorite scene[s] to write in Hide & Seek?

Aimee : Um ... well ... see, Tripp has this ability and Lexi has this ability. When you put these two abilities together, they make for some electric fun. My favorite intimate scene is their first time together ... doing ... well, you know. But my FAVORITE part of the story is the end. That was the most intensely fun thing to write, EVER.


What got you in to reading and at what age , what sort of books did you like reading as a child?
Aimee: I've been an avid reader, though I don't clear nearly the number of books some folks do. Wow. I started as a kid with my Mom and then she implemented a read-as-chore chore. So like taking out the trash, I had to read for 20 minutes a day, 30 when I got older. Now, I just love to read — to fall into a book, to have the movie playing in my head.

Do you have a set routine when you are writing? are you a plottr or  do just write what the characters feel like to say[to me all characters are like real people]
Aimee: I write what the characters tell me. I generally have a basic plot in mind, and a set of characters and then roll with it. I have never plotted. The book I got to the closest in plotting was Hide & Seek because I knew the overall plot in its entirety when I started.

Have you any other books in the making at the moment?

Aimee: I do! I write YA under the name Emi Gayle and my debut comes out in October. It's called After Dark. I also have book 2 in the Mimics of Rune series, called Surrender, coming out in September. And I'm always writing and have ideas for about 10 other projects.


What are you currently reading, have finished or on your wish list?

Aimee: I just read Don't Bite the Messenger by Regan Summers. It was great. I've also just finished a couple of my fellow author's books, Crux by Julie Reece and Oracle by JC Martin. I love that I get to read these before the general public because they are part of my publisher's catalog! Yeah me!

Any song[s] that fit perfectly with Hide & Seek scenes /characters or the book itself?

Aimee: Oh boy. Well ... see ... I'm not a big music girl. I LOVE music, don't get me wrong. I LOVE it. I play the piano and have since I was 4 or 5 (ish). But when it comes to music, I listen to the radio and whatever's on, so I rarely get hooked on any one song or any one artist.


Why should we read Hide & Seek?

Aimee: Well ... if you love romance, you will cry at the ending. Or so I'm told. I did. If you love Greek Mythology, this has it. If you love magic, it's here. If you love literal sparks flying, it's inside. If you love two absolutely can't trust but must in order to get through the beginnings of their relationship, it's here.

This or that segment

Vanilla or chocolate
Aimee: Chocolate!

summer or winter:
Aimee: Summer!

Vampires, faeries or zombies:
Aimee: Faeries

The book  


Lie, cheat or steal, no one can catch Tripp Fox. Except one woman. 
Lexi Shepherd’s knack for finding whatever is asked of her isn’t sheer luck. It’s a gift from the Greek god Zeus. 
That Lexi doesn’t use her ability to search for “Mr. Right” comes from one of many personal rules she has set for herself. Number one is not to let fate dictate her future. 
Falling in love with Tripp breaks all the others. 
Despite her principles, Lexi’s unable to stay away from the bad boy, and she finds herself toeing the grey line of the law for him. 
Zeus, though, didn’t give Lexi and Tripp their talents to make their relationship a simple, easy alliance. He designed it to be exactly the opposite. Impossible. Always. 
With their separation, Lexi expects Tripp to forfeit love in favor of destiny. He, on the other hand, intends to beat Zeus at his own game. With a plan in place, Tripp challenges Lexi to take the one action no one else can. 
Find him. 
The question isn’t can she ... but will she? 



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cobble Cavern book tour: interview w/ Erik Olsen

This blog tour is presented by Cedar Fort Publishing.
You can see the tour schedule and more information by clicking HERE

First to introduce the author


About the author:Jon Erik Olsen lives in Sandy, Utah, where he enjoys the mountains and is surrounded by a great family and friends that have continued to support him throughout his writing quest. After having one of the world's craziest dreams, he has written a series of five books detailing it called Flin’s Destiny, which is full of continuous action and adventure deep in the earth and keeps you wanting more.
You can find out more on the Flin's Destiny Facebook page and the Book Poster page. 







Now for the interview 

What inspired you to write Cobble Cavern? 
I had a dream, and this entire series came more or less from it. 

Who is the artist[s], fanboying here! Lol? 
Mark Mckenna is the Cover Illustrator, and Connor Martin and Taylor Reich do the illustration inside the book.

What was youre favr scene[s] to write in Cobble Cavern? 
The Snazzards chapter. 

What got you in to reading and at what age , what sort of books did you like reading as a child? 
There was a series called the Great Brain, I started to enjoy reading them when I was about nine.

Do you have a set routine when you are writing? 
I preplan a little, but I like the story to create itself. 

Are you a plotter or just write what the characters feel like to saying? 
I  do create a plot, however, the characters to me are real people. 

Have you any other books in the making at the moment?
 I have written four books and am halfway through writing book five.

What are you currently reading, have finished or on your wish list?
 I am currently in between books due to wanting to finish up with this series of Flin’s Destiny so I can start another series.

Why should we read Cobble Cavern? 
It is educational as well as thrilling, and the books have an underlying message, that you will create and become your own destiny whatever it is that you focus all of your attention on.  

This or that segment
Vanilla or chocolate? Definitely Chocolate

summer or winter: Sorry, Fall and Spring

Xmas or halloween: Both

Vampires, faeries or zombies :Fairies


The book  

What starts out to be a fun field trip to Ireland for Flin and his school debate team turns into a life changing adventure when their bus ends up in an earthquake. Flin and his teammates get swallowed deep into the earth and become trapped under the ocean inside a clear dome where they discover an unknown civilization. Now they must fight their way back to the surface if they ever want to see home again. Join Flin and his classmates on a journey of a lifetime in this thrilling adventure story. 


Teaser Tuesday #11

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Information of what you need to do can be found here.

Love between a teacher and a student An impossible love, at least that's what she want's it to be




"I could get in trouble spending time with you"
"You're not spending time.You happened to run into
me here.It was a coincidence".
"Was it?"
page 75











 Gene has survived in a world where humans have been eaten to near extinction by the general population
Remember Don’t Sweat. Don’t Laugh. Don’t draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.






Why have i let myself forget,why in a moment of weakness did I give in? I can never forget that her beauty is laced with poison ,that her lips veil twin rows of knives,that her heart is enclosed by a rasor-sharp ribcage.she is impossible to me,untouchable,unreachable
pge 143



the actual sentences may be changed since this is an ARC 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Claire Reads: 250 Follower Giveaway!

Claire Reads: 250 Follower Giveaway!:
 Claire @ Claire reads is having a fololwer giveaway

the choice of 4 prize packs
all 2012 releases or debuts
Grave mercy
Partials
Hemlock
Of Poseidon to name a few

go go  go and head to Claire.
the Giveaway link is posted above [ also a title in one of the prize pacts] and
below


Claire Reads: 250 Follower Giveaway!:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Emerald City book tour: interview w/ Alicia Leppert

This blog tour is presented by Cedar Fort Publishing.
You can see the tour schedule and more information by clicking HERE

First to introduce the author








About this author

I always knew I wanted to be a writer, ever since Career Day in first grade when I walked around carrying a notebook and pencil. Twenty-some odd years later, after a short stint in high school where I dreamed of being an actress, a whirlwind Internet romance including a blind proposal that led to a fairytale wedding and two pretty-near perfect kids, my lifelong dream came to fruition with my first novel, Emerald City. I live with my small brood in my beloved hometown of Pasco, which is located in the only part of Washington state that isn't green. When I'm not writing, I can be found decorating novelty cakes and taking naps--my other two passions. Visit her on aliciakleppert.com  or stalk her on twitter @alicialeppert


Now for the interview

What inspired you to write Emerald City?

I always knew I wanted to write a really good, dramatic love story. I tried several different settings and situations and just wasn't feeling it. One night after a lot of brainstorming I started to toy with the idea of adding a fantasy element to it. Suddenly, the idea for Emerald City just popped into my head and I knew I had my book: a love story with a paranormal twist that takes place in modern-day Seattle.


Who is the artist[s], fanboying here! Lol

My gorgeous cover was created by Brian, the brilliant designer at Cedar Fort Publishing. He had very little information about my book to go off of, and I had such an idea in my head of how I wanted it to be that I was really nervous it wouldn't come out right. But when they sent me my cover, I almost cried because it was like he tore the picture out of my head, it was so perfect. To this day I get tons of compliments on my cover and I have to give him 100% of the credit!


Wat was youre favr scene[s] to write in  Emerald City?

Well, I'm a die-hard romantic, so my favorite scenes were always the romantic ones between Jude and Olivia. The first kiss, the first little hints at attraction, the intimate conversations, etc. I would find my heart pounding in my chest as I wrote some of them. Also, the first scene, with Olivia, was very personal and emotional for me to write, and I felt like I was there, experiencing it with her, so that was a favorite as well. I enjoy writing the raw, gritty, intense scenes as much as I do the lovey-dovey ones.


Do you have a set routine when you are writing? Are you a plotter or just write what the characters feel like to saying? [to me all characters are like real people]

All characters should be like real people, if the writing is good! They certainly are to me! As far as a routine, not really. I've never been much of a routine person. I wrote whenever I felt like it, and didn't write sometimes for long periods of time when I wasn't feeling it. I know most authors say a writer should write something every day, but I found I couldn't force it or my writing was crap. I had an outline for the first three-fourths of my story that I did stick to for the most part, but I honestly didn't know how the ending was going to end until I was actually writing it. The story sort of took on a life of its own as I wrote it and I let it go where it wanted to go! As for my characters, I knew them so well right from the start that I never had to think twice about what they would say in a given situation. I always knew how they'd respond.

Have you any other books in the making at the moment?

My next venture will be the sequel to Emerald City, and, although I have not actually started writing it, I'm in the first stages--ie, lots and lots of brainstorming. I will begin writing it very, very soon.

What are you currently reading, have finished or on your wish list?

I am currently reading the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I'm on the second book and can hardly put it down. She does an amazing job of somehow realistically combining a modern-day romance with a mythological world full of creepy monsters. I can't wait to read the rest in the series.

Any song[s] that fit perfectly with Emerald City, scenes /characters or the book itself ?

What a great question! I actually plan to add an Emerald City playlist to my website one day. There is a song that came out a couple years ago, when I was a quarter of the way through writingEmerald City, that summed up my entire book. I was so shocked the first time I heard it, it was as if someone had put my book into a song. I can't tell you what it is, though, because it would give away the entire surprise twist to my book! There are a few others I can tell though: Krwlng, by Linkin Park, is the perfect soundtrack to the scene in the first chapter with Olivia, the "infamous" night when she...well, you know. And OneRepublic's Goodbye Apathy goes really well a few chapters later, as Olivia starts to sees changes in herself.

Why should we read Emerald City,

Because it's awesome. And I think it has something for everybody--romance, fantasy, action, mystery...But more than anything, people should read it because it's more than just fictional fluff. It covers topics that are considered taboo to a lot of people, in a way that isn't in-your-face or off-putting. It's real, and intense, and emotional, and I think everyone should read it!

This or that segment

Vanilla or chocolate--Chocolate. Always chocolate.


summer or winter:--Winter

Xmas or hallo ween--Christmas!

Vampires, faeries or zombies--faeries. Definitely faeries. Unless it's Edward Cullen, then vampires.



The book 


One city of 600,000 people.
One broken girl.
One mysterious boy.
One fateful night,
Two worlds collide.  
Seattle, Washington. The sprawling, industrious city set in a blanket of pine. I have never known a day that wasn’t spent inside this concrete jungle. It’s my home, and for that I love it. But it’s also the setting for the tragedy called my life, and so I loathe it.
I live alone in a cold, empty studio apartment. The tiny square room closely resembles a cell. That’s my life: solitary confinement.
Here, in this desolate place that perfectly reflects my soul, my story begins.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Broods of Fenrir// interview w/ Coral Moore

This is one of the stops of this booktour

First to introduce the author.

About this author
Coral Moore has always been the kind of girl who makes up stories. Fortunately, she never quite grew out of that. She writes because she loves to invent characters and the desire to find out what happens to her creations drives the tales she tells. 
Prompted by a general interest in how life works, her undergraduate schooling was in biology. She follows science news and enjoys conversations about genetics and microbiology as much as those about vampires and werewolves. Coral writes speculative fiction and is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Writing at Albertus Magnus College. 
Currently she lives in Connecticut with the love of her life, who offers both encouragement and kicks in the tail when necessary. Also in residence are two mammals of the families Canidae and Felidae. 
She released her first novel, Broods of Fenrir, in November 2011. Her next release, Elements of Rebellion, is due out in spring 2012. visit her on chaosandinsanity.com  like her on FB or stalk her on twitter @  coralm





Now for the interview

What inspired you to write Broods of Fenrir ?

I was inspired to write Broods by a love of Norse mythology and the desire to write werewolves in a different way. The history of werewolves is so vast, and I think in today’s fiction they’ve gotten a bit one-dimensional, so I wanted to go a different way with them.

Who is the artist[s], fanboying here! Lol

Amanda Kelsey at Razzle Dazzle Design made my cover. She’s amazingly talented. I love the cover she made for this book. She’s working on the cover for my next release right now. I can’t wait to see it.

What was your favorite scene[s] to write in Broods of Fenrir ?

There’s a scene where Dagny leaves Brand that was one of the most painful I’ve ever written. I enjoyed the emotion there, and it gives such a wonderful snapshot of who Brand is.

What got you in to reading and at what age , what sort of books did you like reading as a child?

I’ve always been a big reader. I don’t really remember a time in my life when I didn’t read. I went through a long phase when you I was young where all I read was animal books. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell was my favorites for many years—a very sad story, but wonderful too.

Do you have a set routine when you are writing?

I don’t have any kind of set routine. Sometimes I write at my desk, sometimes at the kitchen table and sometimes on my couch. It depends on the mood I’m in that day.

Are you a plotter or just write what the characters feel like to saying? [to me all characters are like real people]

I’m not much of a plotter. For the most part I just put my characters in situations and explore the world through their eyes.

Have you any other books in the making at the moment?

I’ve got a more traditional fantasy called Elements of Rebellion coming out at the end of March or beginning of April. I’ve started a second book in the Broods world as well, but that one won’t be out until probably the end of the summer.

Any song[s] that fit perfectly with Broods of Fenrir  scenes /characters or the book itself?

I’ve always thought Do What You Have To Do by Sarah McLachlan is the song that represents the Brand and Dagny romance. There are forces pulling them apart and though they both know they probably shouldn’t be together they can’t let go.

Why should we read Broods of Fenrir ?
Broods features a different kind of werewolf. There’s a lot of action, and a strong romantic plotline. It has aspects of Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy.
 
This or that segment

Vanilla or chocolate

Chocolate, always.

summer or winter

Winter. I don’t like the heat.

Vampires, faeries or zombies

Lately probably faeries. I’ve been researching a lot of folklore lately, and some of the faery stories are really interesting.

The book

Synopsis: Shapeshifter Brand Geirson was raised to rule the Broods of Fenrir, but he refused his birthright. Instead, he killed their brutal leader–his own father–and walked away. 
For hundreds of years he’s avoided brood society, until a werewolf kills an innocent human woman and Brand finds himself dragged back into the violent politics of the shapeshifters. When the two brood women who mean the most to him come under threat, he must take up the throne and risk becoming the kind of vicious bastard his father was, or let the broods descend further into chaos–taking the friend he swore to protect and his lover with them.

WOW #1

this is my first WOW/whoot whoot

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Book bloggers present upcoming books they can’t wait to read and share their enthusiasm about new releases.




Wicked as They Come (Blud #1)
by Delilah S. Dawson 
Published by Pocket
Date published:  March 27th 2012

Synopsis:Have you ever heard of a Bludman? They’re rather like you and me—only more fabulous, immortal, and mostly indestructible. (They’re also very good kissers.) 
Delilah S. Dawson’s darkly tempting debut drops her unsuspecting heroine into a strange faraway land for a romantic adventure that’s part paranormal, part steampunk . . . and completely irresistible. 
When Tish Everett forces open the ruby locket she finds at an estate sale, she has no idea that a deliciously rakish Bludman has cast a spell just for her. She wakes up in a surreal world, where Criminy Stain, the dashing proprietor of a magical traveling circus, curiously awaits. At Criminy’s electric touch, Tish glimpses a tantalizing future, but she also foresees her ultimate doom. Before she can decide whether to risk her fate with the charming daredevil, the locket disappears, and with it, her only chance to return home. Tish and Criminy battle roaring sea monsters and thundering bludmares, vengeful ghosts and crooked Coppers in a treacherous race to recover the necklace from the evil Blud-hating Magistrate. But if they succeed, will Tish forsake her fanged suitor and return to her normal life, or will she take a chance on an unpredictable but dangerous destiny with the Bludman she’s coming to love.

This one sounds like steampunk fantasy maybe with vampires. who knows and read a few raving reviews. i want it




Way to Go 
by Tom Ryan
Pubkished by Orca Book Publishers 
Date Publication:  : April 1st 2012

Synopis:  Kierce has a rule for everything, not to mention his whole future planned out. Jay has bad grades, no plans, and could care less. As for Danny, he’s stuck somewhere in the middle and can’t stop stressing out about it. His dad keeps nagging him about his post-high school plans, his friends won’t stop bugging him about girls, and a run-in with the cops means he has to to get a summer job – about the last thing he had planned. Worst of all, the secret he’s been keeping for years is threatening to spill out into the open. 
Just when he’s beginning to wonder how he’ll get through the summer, let alone survive another year in Deep Cove, Danny meets Lisa Walsh. Lisa is dynamic, beautiful, and different from any girl he’s ever known. She’s also from New York City, which is about as far from Deep Cove as the dark side of the moon. For the first time in a while, things begin to look like they might turn out all right after all – that is, if friends, family, and reality don’t get in the way. 
WAY TO GO is Tom Ryan’s first novel 

I love contemporary and this one sounds mmmm .... ooh soo good 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #10

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Information of what you need to do can be found here.  


A fae fantasy with a lovely slow building romance






It's not me I'm worried about.His silver eyes drink in every detail of my face.That's not a good sign, him acting like he'll never see me again
page 237








A lie spiraling out of control, damaging lives and a dear friend might be lost forever









"Please don't cry,''he whispers,resting his forehead against me,his thumb stroking my cheek.''I'm sorry,I didn't mean to-''

page 80

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Review:Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser


Pieces of Us [add to Goodreads]
by Margie Gelbwasser
Published by Flux
Date publication :March 8th 2012[tomorrow eep]
Rating: 4.5/5

Synopsis:Two families. Four teens. A summer full of secrets. 

Every summer, hidden away in a lakeside community in upstate New York, four teens leave behind their old identities…and escape from their everyday lives. 
Yet back in Philadelphia during the school year, Alex cannot suppress his anger at his father (who killed himself), his mother (whom he blames for it), and the girls who give it up too easily. His younger brother, Kyle, is angry too—at his abusive brother, and at their mother who doesn’t seem to care. Meanwhile, in suburban New Jersey, Katie plays the role of Miss Perfect while trying to forget the nightmare that changed her life. But Julie, her younger sister, sees Katie only as everything she’s not. And their mother will never let Julie forget it. 
Up at the lake, they can be anything, anyone. Free. But then Katie’s secret gets out, forcing each of them to face reality—before it tears them to pieces.


My thoughts

Cover: The blue sky, the green field , the swing set in motion on a summer day got my attention like that when i first say it last year on a IMM of christi at the story siren.That scene has a huge and important part in this great and touching YA.

Book When i first say it on netgalley i flipped out[ok that’s overdoing it a bit,i was really exited] i requested.Crossing my fingers and toes. BUT i got declined,I requested it again and got declined for the second time.I finally got aprroved.Thank you Flux. I though"need to read this soon".My contanious effort was not for nought.


Before i start this review, this is dark.I was prepared for it but got schocked still.It was meant to be schoking

These teens are f*cked up.I can’t believe the parents did not see their kids were hurting inside.But he that reality .A lot of parents are to buzzy to see or sence whats happening.I have to ad there were great parental figures. The grandpa and ma’s.

Some parts of the synopsis are abit misleading. A summer full of secrets. The story takes place over two years and not one summer.Some people might find the pacing a bit dragging.But in mine opinion it was needed to tell the story

The writing was nice to read and flowed smoothly. In four different pov’s that of Katie,Alex,Julie and Kyle’s.I have not read a other book that's written in 2nd person that i can remember.I loved.Love different pov but their chapters were a bit short at times. That only irked me. Non the less i could connect with them all. I would glad to jump through the pages to comfurt them. Probably there reaction could be’’wtf , who are you’’ lol

All four teens had 360 turn around[for the better or worst] in my opinion and character growth.The katie,julie,kyle and alex i first met were different at the end.katie was a bitch and alex a @shole.But i got to care for them.A huge plus.Kyle and Julie doubted themselves a lot but that changed[i gotta try to doubt myself]I felt connected to Kyle a lot and saw a couple of things of me in him[YA SAVES].I can say the secret that’s come to light liffted and helped with a lot of hurt and pain.And eventually a more grounded love for all of them to each other and close people around them

If you love dark topics , no let me rephrase that like reading about dark topics in contemporary YA.This not a light read.Kinda dark is an understamend.I recently read that book banners are trying to ban it of its language and real heart braking stuff teens encounter.Give it a try.I can't wait to read miss Gelbwasser other book, inconvenient.

thanks to Flux for approving my request of Pieces of Us


this was part of the 2012 contemp challenge hosted by katiesbookblog.com

virtual hangouts 
goodreads 
twitter



To order
Amazon
Barnes & Noble 

Bookdepository [int free shipping]

Monday, March 5, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #9

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Information of what you need to do can be found here. 


Two families. Four teens. 
A summer full of secrets





They all say:
"Say someting Katie"
"Goddammit Katie"
"Fucking say something!"
"Are you there"
"Are you there"
"Are you there"
No
Maybe i never was.page 256

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 
Blog Design By Use Your Imagination Designs Inspired by Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater