2/28/2013

Victoria Rebels Blog Tour Promo Post

Title: Victoria Rebels
Author: Carolyn Meyer
Genre: Historical Fiction
Published: January 1st, 2013
Published by: Paula Wiseman Books


Queen Victoria’s personal journals inform this captivating first-person account of one of history’s most prominent female leaders.

Queen Victoria most certainly left a legacy—under her rule as the longest reigning female monarch in history, the British Empire was greatly expanded and significant industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes occurred within the United Kingdom. To be a young woman in a time when few other females held positions of power was to lead in a remarkable age—and because Queen Victoria kept personal journals, this historical novel from award-winning author Carolyn Meyer shares authentic emotional insight along with accurate information, weaving a true story of intrigue and romance.

19th Interview @ WhoRu Blog
20th Interview @ The Reader's Antidote
21st Guest Blog @ Fantasy's Ink
22nd Character Interview with John Conroy @ Pages From My Thoughts
25th Guest Blog @ Bibliophilia, Please!
26th Guest Blog @ Books Beside My Bed
27th Top Ten: The Victorian Age @ Moosubi Reads
28th Interview @ Beauty But A Funny Girl
1st Character Interview with Fidi @ Bookcase to Heaven
4th Interview @ Gobs and Gobs of Books
5th Guest Blog @ A Dream Within A Dream
6th Character Interview With Prince Albert @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
7th Guest Blog @ Stiletto Storytime
8th Interview @ Emily's Crammed Bookshelf
11th Interview @ Movies In My Head
12th Top Ten: Victoria's Favorites @ Curling Up With A Good Book
13th Character Interview With Victoria @ The Mod Podge Bookshelf

2/27/2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday #12: Let The Sky Fall


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that features upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on.

My pick this week is...


Title: Let the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall #1)
Author: Shannon Messenger 
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Expected Publication: March 5, 2013 (EEEEEEEP!!!!)

Synopsis: A broken past and a divided future can’t stop the electric connection of two teens in this “charged and romantic” (Becca Fitzpatrick), lush novel.

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.

Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

What are you waiting on? :-)
If you want to participate in the meme, go to Jill's page to add your post's link.

2/26/2013

Blog Tour Review: Frost Fire by Olivia Rivers



Title: Frost Fire (Tortured Elements, #1)
Author: Olivia Rivers
Publication date: November 20th, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

“Magic is just like love, Allai. It won’t wait for permission before it destroys you.”

Like sand in an hourglass, Allai’s future is dwindling away. She’s spent her entire life fighting the Mages who threaten humanity, and dreams of someday eradicating magic. But all it takes is an anonymous phone call for the truth to spill out: Allai is the one thing she despises most. 



She’s a Mage. 





Though ancient law mandates Allai’s death, she still has one last chance of survival. His name is Drake Rhaize, and he swears he can lead Allai to a sanctuary for Mages. Allai hasn’t seen Drake in years, but she remembers him as the Demon boy who used to hold her close and softly whisper that he’d keep her safe. But Drake has changed since then: He’s now suspected of murder, and has been out-casted for betraying his own kind. 




While Allai doesn’t trust Drake, she has no choice but to put her life in his hands and hope he can get her to safety. Because Allai’s father has hired a pack of Demons to bring her back to him, dead or alive–and Demons never stop the hunt.  

Phantom Summer $50 Book Blast

Title: Phantom Summer
Author: Amy Sparling
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Published: March 15th 2012
Published by: Amy Sparling 
Buy It: Amazon | Createspace

Seventeen-year-old Taylor Gray moves to Sterling Island to get over her dead boyfriend. Mom’s cool with letting her crash on the couch, but Taylor needs to get a job before the lights are cut off again.

When the tall, dark and crazy Raine Tsunami offers her a position at his thriving ghost tour business, she figures it’s an easy way to make some cash. Taylor isn’t afraid of ghosts--that crap is as fake as her mom’s boob job. She loves their adventures on the historic island, especially the secret places he shows her when the crowds go home. So what if all the ghost stories are just legends?

When Taylor comes face to face with a ghost and Raine crosses the line between friend and boyfriend--Taylor’s new life collides with her haunted past. If murdered people end up as ghosts, then that someone she was trying to forget is probably trying to find her.



Praise

"I was wonderfully surprised by Phantom Summer!!! I couldn't put it down. Loved everything about it." ~Amazon Reviewer Angelmusic

"The emotions are so well written... I would definitely recommend reading this." ~Goodreads Reviewer Lauren



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About the author
Amy Sparling

Amy Sparling is a Texas native with a passion for young adult literature. In her free time she participates in an unhealthy amount of Xbox playing, attends nerd conventions and reads books with her daughter. She's studying to become a high school teacher and lives near the beach with her daughter and two cats. Amy Sparling is a pen name. 
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$50 Book Blast Giveaway

Ends 3/10/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.



2/25/2013

Blog Tour: The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back Review

Title: The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back
Author: Sariah Wilson 
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: August 15th 2012
Published by: Fire & Ice Books
Buy It: Amazon Kindle

Everyone knows how all those fairy tales go. The princess gets beautiful, nabs her prince, falls instantly in love, lives happily ever after and leaves her evil stepsisters in the dust.

But what happens when you’re the ugly stepsister and your obnoxiously perfect—read pretty, smart, and, worst of all, sickeningly nice—stepsister is dating the charming, tall, devastatingly handsome guy you’ve had a thing for since you were nine years old?

Quirky, artistic and snarky Mattie Lowe does not lead a charmed life. Her mother is constantly belittling her on Skype. Mercedes, the school mean girl, has made it her personal mission to torment Mattie. But worst of all? Her stepsister Ella is the most beautiful, popular girl in school and is dating Mattie’s secret longtime crush, Jake Kingston.

Tired of being left out and done with waiting for her own stupid fairy godmother to show up, Mattie decides to change her life. She’ll start by running for senior class president against wildly popular Jake.

Ella can keep her Prince Annoying. Mattie’s going to rule the school.

And no one, not even a cute and suddenly flirty Jake, is going to stop her.

Blog Tour Blurb: The Murmurings by Carly Anne West

Title: The Murmurings
Author: Carly Anne West
Release date: March 5th 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Purchase: Amazon

A teen girl starts hearing the same voices that drove her sister to commit suicide in this creepy, suspenseful novel.

Everyone thinks Sophie’s sister, Nell, went crazy. After all, she heard strange voices that drove her to commit suicide. But Sophie doesn’t believe that Nell would take her own life, and she’s convinced that Nell’s doctor knows more than he’s letting on.

As Sophie starts to piece together Nell’s last days, every lead ends in a web of lies. And the deeper Sophie digs, the more danger she’s in—because now she’s hearing the same haunting whispers. Sophie’s starting to think she’s going crazy too. Or worse, that maybe she’s not…

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About the author
Carly Anne West

Carly Anne West is a freelance writer with an MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College. She lives with her husband and son in Seattle, Washington.

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2/24/2013

Sunday Post #3


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to  share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY

 Here's what you can expect next week:


Blog Tour Review: The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson
The Murmurings Blog Tour Blurb
Book Blast: Phantom Summer by Amy Sparling
Blog Tour Review: Frost Fire by Olivia Rivers
Victoria Rebels Blog Tour Promo Post
A Little Bit of Madness Blog Tour: Interview with Sheryl Browne

...and more. I just haven't scheduled the other ones yet so we'll see what else I can post. :)

(I decided to do my Stacking the Shelves/In My Mailbox/haul post every end of the month)

2/23/2013

The Prophecy Book Blitz and Gveaway



Title: The Prophecy
Author: Rachel Deagan
Publication date: February 8th, 2013
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy/Science Fiction
Buy It: Amazon

“The cards tell me of the children of the stars.”

Jacey thinks her life is worthless, when she finds herself in a psychiatric hospital after a failed attempt to end her life; her wounds miraculously healed. Devin, who claims to kill on touch, is also there. When Michael arrives, bearing telekinetic powers, he insists the government, and an even darker, more powerful force, wants them dead. 

In a desperate attempt to escape for their lives, the three teens find they must confront an even greater adversary, themselves - and with a prophecy forced upon them, they must find a way to accept their fate, or rebel together, as one.

Excerpt

“We need to head down to the lower floor. The crematorium is off of the cell block.” He rolled his emerald eyes at me, with a toying smirk. “Yeah, I know. Figures, huh?” He mock shivered. “Kudos to them on the ominous creepy. They should get a job in some underground Italian horror flick.”

I gently side-checked Michael with my elbow, giving him a mock glare. I couldn’t believe he was trying to find humor in this. Devin could be cooking alive right now.

“What, you don’t find it funny?” he asked, and this time the weight of my gaze was real. Michael shook his head, tossing me a weak, sympathetic half smile. “Oh come on. We can’t let them get to us, Jacey, love. It’s how they win.”

I sighed. “No. I know. I just feel guilty.”

“It’s okay, Jacey,” he said, bumping me back through his cloak in the arm. “It’s called surviving.” He paused and swallowed. “Devin would want that for you.”

He turned from me, before I could respond, hitting an elevator button on the side wall. I found the fact that they had elevators in this strange, alien place rather weird, but my focus stayed on Michael. He didn’t look at me until the sliding metal doors had opened and he slipped inside. Extending his arms in welcome, he grinned against the fluorescent lights. “Welcome to Instant Death. For those who may be pregnant or have severe motion sickness, please kindly step to the left so that you may die a horrible death in another way and not on this crazy, insane mission.” He grinned.

“Did they hurt you?” I asked, my tone a bare slip from usual.

Michael stared at me, his arms seemingly frozen in their outstretched pose, as if he didn’t even know how to respond.

“Michael?” I asked, stepping into the elevator in front of him. The silver doors swished shut behind me, and the lights above our heads flickered.

“Don’t ask me that.”

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About the author
Rachel Deagan 

Rachel grew up in small town Massachusetts where she spent most of her time writing about strange paranormal creatures instead of paying attention in class. She has always been considered the 'dreamy' one with her head in the clouds. She now lives in Nevada with her two sons, a cat, and a rat named Sam.

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2/22/2013

Book Tour: Black Moon by Jessica McQuay


Black Moon by Jessica McQuay

Title: Black Moon
Author: Jessica McQuay
Release Date: October 2012
Series / Stand Alone: Book #1 in The Paige Taylor Series
Genre: YA/NA Paranormal Fantasy Novel
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

"Am I losing my mind?"

Paige couldn't help but question her sanity. What other explanation could there be for her hearing a conversation held barely above a whisper in the back of a classroom full of students? What about coming home to find one of those very classmates lying in wait in the darkness of her home, ready to attack her? 

Confused, frustrated and feeling every ounce of her social ostracism, Paige confides in the one person she's always been able to count on: her mom. But when her mom reveals a deeply rooted, unbelievable family secret, Paige discovers her world is filled with more than she ever imagined possible. A world where fairytales live alongside nightmares and secrets are the glue that binds them together. Suddenly no one is who they seem and Paige is faced with more questions than answers. Can she survive in a world filled with creatures scarier than anything she could imagine and where deceit runs as thick as blood? Or will the truth send her over the edge?


EXCERPT

Five minutes later, I lift ed my head and grabbed the pen and paper. I scrambled to get my formulating thoughts out in writing before they were lost to me. Once I was done I put the pen down and read what I’d written back to myself.

There was no other explanation for what happened in science class. I didn’t have the slightest idea about the white light and weird sensation from the last two mornings. But today, in class, I was ninety-nine percent certain I was on the right path as I read my own words scribbled across the lines.

I heard Matt’s thoughts.
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About the author
Jessica McQuay

There were only three things Jessica loved to do growing up; reading, writing and playing music. She discovered her love for writing at a young age, when she realized she could create anything she wanted with words. 

Jessica lives in Sacramento, CA with her husband, four children, goldfish named Sparkle and her cat, Talula. When she isn’t working on the next Paige Tailor novel, taking her children to one activity or another, or folding the never ending laundry of a six person family, Jessica enjoys playing her clarinet in the community band or dancing like there is no tomorrow at Zumba.

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GIVEAWAY

2/21/2013

Barbie Girl Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway



Title: Barbie Girl (Baby Doll #1)
Author: Heidi Acosta
Publication date: November 1st 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords

The only thing that 17 year old Barbie Starr wants to do is graduate high school so she and her little brother, Everett, can get out of Alabama. She doesn’t care about the rumors that are spread around about her like wild fire. Rumors are nothing new to her. Sure, maybe she could change her reputation, but why bother. She is leaving Alabama as soon as she can. That is, if she can pass algebra and graduate.

The only thing Dylan Knight would like to do is go through high school unnoticed; he has had enough of the drama that is high school. He took the whole of last summer to bulk-up: finally he is not being called names or being shoved into lockers. He wants to remain on the outside of the circle of constant rumors that surround the so-called popular kids who get all the attention. He would not, however, mind if his long time crush Katie took notice of him. 

But it is Barbie who notices Dylan and she offers him a deal he can’t pass up: if he helps her pass algebra, she’ll help him get the girl of his dreams. Dylan agrees, but, as it turns out, nothing is simple when it comes to Barbie. Somehow, she can’t help but draw attention to herself — and to him. Soon Dylan finds himself tossed into the whirlwind of rumors that seem to follow Barbie everywhere. Can he save his reputation and still get the girl of his dreams? Or will Barbie be the one to break through his carefully-built facade?

2/20/2013

Book Tour Review: Terra (Terrestrials #1) by Gretchen Powell

Terra (Terrestrials #1) by Gretchen Powell


Title: Terra (Terrestrials #1)
Author: Gretchen Powell
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian SciFi
Published: December 12th 2012 
Published by: Hopewell Media (first published December 10th 2012)
A broken and desolate Earth. A young girl simply trying to survive. A lost boy with a powerful secret.

A discovery that will change everything.

In the distant wake of a plague that has decimated the Earth's population, humanity is split in two: The rich and powerful live in skycities that float overhead, while those who remain on the ground have gathered in settlements strewn across a dying planet. Eighteen-year-old Terra Rhodon is a terrestrial--a denizen of the barren groundworld--who makes her living as a scav. Long abandoned by her father, her caregivers gone, Terra supports herself and her younger brother, Mica, by scouring the earth for discarded scraps and metals to recycle for profit. One day, while on a routine scavenging run, she discovers something that shocks her home settlement of Genesis X-16. When the value of her discovery is revealed, Terra's world is turned upside down.

Terra suddenly finds herself asking questions no one will answer. Her search for the truth leads her to Adam--a beguiling skydweller unlike any she has ever met. But Adam has secrets and a quest of his own. With him by her side, the world Terra thought she knew begins to unravel. Soon her discoveries unearth a terrifying conspiracy that has the potential to shatter everything--a revelation that will test the bonds of loyalty, family, and love.

The first book in debut author Gretchen Powell's anticipated Terrestrials series, Terra catapults you through a story filled with blood-pumping action, intrigue, and surprising twists that will wrench and warm your heart. As the hidden truths of this world unfold, the new dangers looming on the horizon are sure to leave you waiting breathlessly for the sequel.

(Mild language; recommended for ages 12+)

"Waiting On" Wednesday #11: Taken


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that features upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on.

My pick this week is...


Title: Taken (Taken #1)
Author: Erin Bowman
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
Publisher: HarperTeen
Expected Publication: April 16th, 2013

Synopsis: There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.

Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.

Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?

What are you waiting on? :-)
If you want to participate in the meme, go to Jill's page to add your post's link.

2/19/2013

Summer of the Moon Flower Blog Tour: Guest Post by Annie Seaton


Title: Summer of the Moon Flower
Author: Annie Seaton
Genre: Science Fiction/Steampunk
Published: December 21st, 2012
Buy It: Amazon

Will love survive the quest for immortality?

Sofia de Vargas’ research into the Alpine Moon flower and its elixir of immortality will threaten the very existence of an ancient Scottish order. Dougal, the Earl of Rothmore must prove his loyalty to his masters, the Knights Templar, and bring her body back to Kilmarnock. Sofia is kidnapped and imprisoned on the isolated Isle of Rothmore.

Is Dougal her sworn enemy...or her saviour?



As part of the blog tour for Summer of the Moon Flower, my blog is featuring a guest post by the author herself, Annie Seaton! Check it out! :-)

GUESTPOST

The more experienced you become at writing, the more you learn and the journey becomes easier.

I would like to talk about the joy and frustration of our inner editors and when to keep that voice under control and when to give it free reign. 

At the moment I have some deadlines which are contracted…so they're set in concrete! This week I decided to finish my current romantic suspense… yep…14,000 words in one day. After all, I knew I could do it… the last eight thousand words of Simmer of the Moon Flower was done in a day. How do you do it? The key is to turn off your inner editor.

I actually wrote three thousand words but yesterday my inner editor would not let me keep writing and insisted that I go back and revise each chapter. I wrote three thousand new words and pruned two thousand off earlier chapters.

I am usually a ‘put my head down and go for it panster’ and then I come back and edit when I have finished. Yesterday when my inner editor was constantly at my shoulder, my productivity slowed to a crawl and I became frustrated. Writer’s block started to creep in and then it wasn't long before creativity flew out the window.

But, self reflection is a marvelous thing! Instead of giving up and bemoaning this constant nagging voice, I analysed the changes I had made. 

What did I find?

My chapters were stronger and the plot was a lot tighter. Dialogue had improved. Reading back over my changes I realized that my inner editor had stepped in, in a timely fashion and saved me hours of work at the end. And then I was able to put my fingers to keyboard and start flying again

Often we blame the inner editor for a lack of confidence and use it as a reason to procrastinate and not write. However, there are times when the inner editor can be listened to and can direct your writing in positive ways. It is a skill that comes with experience. 

So a good lesson learned.The more you write, the more savvy you become when dealing with that pesky inner editor. 

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About the author
Annie Seaton


Annie Seaton lives on the beautiful east coast of Australia, where she loves sitting in her writing chair, gazing at the ocean and writing stories. She has always been fascinated by all things historical and has found her niche writing contemporary romance and steampunk, where strong heroines and brooding heroes fight together to make their alternative world a better place.

Her debut novel, Holiday Affair, a contemporary romance set in the South Pacific was released as part of Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence line last year. The sequel Italian Affair will be released in June 2013. Watch out for the story of Tom and Brianna the sex therapist who spices up his life! Her first romantic suspense novel with Entangled Publishing, Innocence Lost will be released later in the year

Winter of the Passion Flower and Summer of the Moon Flower, her two self published novels have received wonderful reviews. Annie is already looking forward to the rest of the series, particularly the adventures of Indigo’s four boys: Jago and Jory, Ruan and Kit. Strong sassy heroines and rebellious heroes have a rollicking good time as they work to make the world a better place-- albeit their own steampunk world.

 Blind Lust, a paranormal novella (and her favourite story) was released by Musa Publishing last year.

Annie lives with her husband, and ‘Bob’ the dog and two white cats, in a house next to the beach in a small coastal town of New South Wales. Their two children are grown and married and she loves spending time gardening, walking on the beach and spoiling her two grandchildren.

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Root Bound Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway



Title: Root Bound (Emma and the Elementals #1)
Author: Tanya Karen Gough (Fantasy/Adventure)
Publication date: June 3rd 2012
Published by: Baba Yaga Press
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords


"A lighthearted, whimsical confection that will delight both kids and their parents’ inner child." - Kirkus Reviews

How far will you go to find your way home?

Emma and her father are always on the move, travelling from place to place as her father’s work demands. Their new home, however, is different. There’s a frightening woman who lives down the hall: she bears an uncanny resemblance to a witch. A mysterious light comes from her apartment, and a small boy seems to be trapped inside.

School in this town is no happy place either, with an odd principal and a gang of girls who make tormenting Emma their special project. And strangest of all is the fact that there seem to be brownies - basement brownies, in the air vent in her bedroom.

Haunted by visions of her mother, Emma travels through the brownie burrow to the valley of Hades to visit with the goddess Ceres, following a series of clues that lead her across the sea of memory to the centre of the world.

There, on an inhospitable rock floating in a sea of steaming lava, Emma must find a way to release her mother from the sea of memory and restore magic to both the brownie burrow and the human world above.

2/18/2013

Release Day: Hereafter by Jennifer Snyder

Title: Hereafter (Reaper #2)
Author: Jennifer Snyder
Release Date: 18 February 2013
Genre: Young Paranormal Romance

In Death I could finally see the importance of Life…

After being forced to become a Reaper Council member and being torn away from the one she loves, Rowan Harper must learn to accept her altered Fate as well as her death and move on. A task easier said than done, especially when witnessing those you love suffer in the wake of your death.

When an unlikely alli provides information that could change everything, Rowan sets out on a journey through Purgatory with her beloved by her side and a nonchalant Tracker to learn the true meaning of the word sacrifice. Another task which seems easier said than done, especially with the threat of Purgatory’s ability to corrupt your soul the longer you’re in its grip looming above their heads

EXCERPT

Jet was what had made all of this seem tolerable. If I had to be a Reaper, then I could endure it, but only if I was able to visit with Jet from time to time. Sorrow cracked its way through my soul again. I didn’t want this. I didn’t want the waiting and the yearning. I didn’t want to be a part of the horribleness death was, not alone, not without Jet.

I didn’t want this to be my hereafter.

“Rowan?” a familiar voice called out to me. I left my eyes closed and smiled, afraid that if I opened them disappointment would crush me because he wouldn’t be there in front of me, afraid that it was nothing but a memory of him calling my name swimming to the surface of my broken mind in my moment of heartbreaking want.

A hand softly brushed against my cheek, and I slowly allowed my eyes to flutter open. Glistening sapphire eyes held my attention as I fumbled to make sense of how Jet was in front of me. Happiness and excitement bubbled through me and escaped in the form of laughter. My arms wrapped around his neck, and I drew him in closer to me, vowing to never let him go again.

“I’m glad to see you, too.” He chuckled, a sound I’d missed more than I knew.

“I feel like I’ve been waiting forever,” I said, releasing the grip I had around his neck in favor of simply holding his hands in mine.

“Death has a way of making things feel eternal,” he said, his tone etched with heartache.

I didn’t want to talk of death. I didn’t even want to think about it. All I wanted was to savor this moment because I wasn’t sure how long we would get. Leaning forward, I pressed my lips to his and felt my desire to be with him always pulsating through my soul.



Hereafter is a follow up to:
(Click the photo to view the books on Goodreads)


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About the author
Jennifer Snyder

Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is an instant coffee lover with an obsession for spiral bound notebooks and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Blog | Twitter | Goodreads | Facebook
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(International)

2/17/2013

Sunday Post #2


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to  share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.

TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY



This week wasn't very busy but next week will be jam-packed! Here's what you can expect:


Hereafter Blog Tour Promo Post
Summer of the Moon Flower Guest Post and Giveaway
Root Bound Blog Tour Review
Terre (Terrestrials #1) Blog Tour Review
Barbie Girl Blog Tour Review
Black Moon Blog Tour Promo
The Prophecy Book Blitz

SEE?

(I decided to do my Stacking the Shelves/In My Mailbox/haul post every end of the month)

The Plan Blog Tour: Author Guest Post


Title: The Plan
Author: W. Charlene Ammons
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1434851206
ISBN-13: 978-1434851208
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Omega, AL, Pelford County, 1941. The county is going through one of the worst droughts in history; the Depression has taken away everything, including the morale in this dusty, rural town. But the arrival of the handsome young pastor Mode Lee serves as a sign of change. Rains come to the town, reviving crops. A child is raised from the dead. Miracles one after another begin. In the wake of his arrival comes one of the most brutal killing sprees that anyone has ever seen. In amidst all this death, a love triangle begins between the sassy redhead Lola Harrison, the strikingly handsome pastor Mode Lee, and the roughneck troublemaker James Davis. Sheriff Alto Flower’s mother, Gladys Flowers, begins to do a little amateur investigating of her own after she picks up on some odd behavior from some of the towns folk. It is with her determination that she discovers who is behind the murders but she doesn’t make it in time to the authorities with the information before lives are destroyed.

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Thanks Isabel for hosting me on your blog, Sab the Book Eater. I'm very excited to be a guest and I hope that I can give a little insight to you and your readers about my writing process.
Writers are a strange and wonderful breed of artists. We are moody creatures with a knack for using our five senses to take information in, process it in a unique way, and turn it into something new.

I'm generally at my writing best when I'm angry or sad. The "sad" writing is reflective and symbolic. The "angry" writing is course and raw. Writing, for me at least, is my therapy. It's free, and when I share it with others, it has a healing quality for both of us (the writer and the reader). I may want to lay hands on someone but I don't want to go to jail. So what's a writer to do? She creates a character representative of the real villain and lets the plot sort out the delicious demise. Sweet revenge...and it lasts for eternity. I ask you, what's better than that?

I generally write a story in chronological order. I write it as I see it in my head. The story is a movie constantly playing in my head. There are times when I may think of something in my day to day life and I think to myself, "Hey! I better write that down! It could come in handy later". Just the other day, I was drinking coffee, sitting on my porch and watching the birds feed.  Bam! It hit me and I ran into the house, spilling my "go-go juice" while rushing to locate a pen and piece of paper. My husband looked at me as if I had lost my mind. I screamed, "I have to write this idea down about Lola (the female hero of my novels)". Of course, he didn't understand but I bet the writers out there do.  In order to carpe diem, the writer must carpe verbum.

Seize any opportunity you can. Overheard conversations by strangers, a sickening smell that wafts by, the eerie feeling you get when you touch a staircase in an 150 year old home. The possibilities are endless.

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About the Author
W. Charlene Ammons 

W. Charlene Ammons was born and raised in Northwest Florida. As the daughter of the local chief of police, she was exposed to the law enforcement community early on in her life. She later received her degree from Florida State University and entered the field of law enforcement, where she has served as a field training officer, a traffic enforcement officer, and an investigator.



In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, playing guitar, and collecting all things related to The Beatles. She currently resides in the Florida Panhandle with her husband Brian.



Mrs. Ammons has penned two books: The Plan, the first book in The Honeysuckle Chronicles. The second book in the series, The Lesson, was released on Feb. 15, 2012. The third book, The Bloodline will be released in the spring of 2013.

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