Friday, September 30, 2011

Cover Reveal

(Spoilers for Descended by Blood)
Half-vampire, Brooke Keller, rid the world of her worst enemy, only to find out the world's most powerful vampire wants her dead. And this time, she's not only fighting vampires, but a deadly disease that threatens to take her best friend's life.

Torn between Jaren and Mirko, Brooke struggles to convince her best friend to change over, keep her monster at bay, and learns her enemies are deeper within than she could have ever imagined.

Will love be enough to quell the darkness?

Does good really conquer evil? 

Available Spring 2012

Thursday, September 29, 2011

LIESL & PO available October 4th

Harper Teen has announced that LIESL & PO, the middle-grade debut by New York Times and international bestselling author Lauren Oliver will be available everywhere on Tuesday October 4th. 

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her groundbreaking first novel, BEFORE I FALL and her followup DELIRIUM was made an instant bestseller by teens the world over. Filled with intricate and beautiful illustrations from rising star Kei Acedera, LIESL & PO is an unforgettable Dickensian tale of ghosts and magic, friendship and homecoming.

"With nods to Dahl, Dickens, the Grimms, and even Burnett, the author has made something truly original."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Classic fairy tale elements weave throughout this spirited, old-fashioned adventure. [Liesl & Po] testifies to the power of friendship and generosity to conquer greed and depression."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"With her third book, Lauren Oliver (Before I Fall; Delirium) creates another highly original world, this one for middle-grade readers."
Shelf Awareness

Liesl’s cruel stepmother, Augusta, keeps her locked in her attic bedroom. Lonely and grieving for her recently deceased father, Liesl is surprised one evening by Po, a ghost who suddenly materializes in her room. The two become fast friends, and it is because of Po that Liesl is able to escape from her attic room and embark on a journey to bury her father’s ashes beside those of her mother. However, because of a mix-up at the undertaker’s, the box that Liesl carries does not contain her father’s ashes. Instead, it contains the most powerful magic in the world. And the alchemist who created that magic desperately wants it back.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Read chapter excerpts from the Dark Days Books

Check out these chapter excerpts from the Dark Days Books....

Click on the image to read a chapter excerpt.  
Please note these excerpts come from uncorrected proofs.

A Beautiful Dark

Cold Kiss




Want to read more?   

Want to meet the authors?

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

And the winner is....

of the fabulous SIGNED copy of Descended by Blood is....

K.C. Neal

Congrats!  I've forwarded the info to Angeline and she will be contacting them about their prize pack.  They have 48 hours to respond of another winner will be chosen!

Thanks everyone who entered and ENJOYED the interview with Mirko - he is something, isn't he.

Didn't win, make sure you pick up Descended by Blood.  It's a must read!

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Unveiled by Trisha Wolfe

My Summary:

Fallon has been sent on her first mission for the rebels. Dressed in silk (What is up with that?) and dancing is not quite what she would have preferred for a first mission but she needs to prove herself to the rebels. No questions, just do it. She’s capable, having trained since she was eleven.  Her mentor thinks she's ready and the King is wrong.   There has to be a better way than this sick utopian bubble where the virus takes everyone eventually. All she has to do is kill one knight who has…, what has he done to deserve to die?

My thoughts:

5 stars – a must read

I'm not normally a short story kinda girl.  I like novels but I picked this one up and I'm glad I did. What a craft to be able to create a world and characters that I care about in just a few pages. Trisha did it though. Very quickly, I understood this dystopican world of the future where the Earth has been destroyed for the most part. I met a rebellion that wants to move forward not backwards.  I really enjoyed how the world building came together as the story progressed at a dance.  There were well developed characters that quickly become favorites. I love Fallon for her strong will and determination but most of all for her thinking. She thinks for herself. I love that. Xander is also a free thinker and he watches the stars when it’s against the rules. Love that. Guess I’m a little bit of a rebel myself.  There were even a couple surprises and a twist I didn't see coming.  Not an easy task for a short story.

Great characters, great plot, great world building, quick read - pick up this ebook. It’s fabulous.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Teaser Tuesday 9-27-11

This is a weekly bookish meme is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.
To participate you:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This weeks teaser comes from 
by Laura A.H. Elliott

Once upon a time, when I was a little girl, I played in the orchard next to our house and turned its creature-like trees into royal knights.  Back then, when I dreamed of my Prince Charming,he build owl houses to help control pests, brought me persimmon presents, and knew the best secret hiding places and how to surprise me.  (page 2)

So, what do you think?  I just started it and have no opinion yet, but I will soon.  Let me know your teaser in the comments or a link.

Cover reveal - Touch by Jus Accardo

Check this GORGEOUS cover for Jus Accardo's new book, Touch.... I'm thinking it needs to be read!

Available November 1st 2011 from Entangled Publishing

Official blurb:

When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home.

Except there’s something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she’ll turn to dust if he touches her. It’s not until Dez’s father shows up, wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez realizes there’s more to this boy—and her father’s “law firm”—than she realized.

Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation—an organization devoted to collecting “special” kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons—his entire life. And, oh yeah, his touch? It kills. The two team up with a group of rogue Sixes hellbent on taking down Denazen before they’re caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe.

A secret Kale will kill to protect.

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Introducing Mirko from Descended by Blood & GIVEAWAY

I got to spend some time with Mirko from Descended by Blood and he agreed to answer my questions. 

Silly boy, no one warned him about my questions. HeHe...

We met at the very secure Base. 

Man, was that interesting getting through your security.

Thanks for meeting with me and welcome to

Thank you for coming all the way out here. We don't usually let outsiders into The Base, but I have it on good authority from Angeline that you're to be trusted.

You’ve been around a long time. Any broken hearts in your past?

I believe I've managed to break many hearts in the past. And they weren't intentional, mind you. But you can't force something that isn't there.

If you could have any one of the powers that the Pijawikas have, which one would you choose?

Ah, see. Now this question could lead to some thinking I find myself weak or incapable, which is not the case. However, had powers been able to carry over to Zao Duhs, I would have liked to have gotten some telekinesis in my transformation. I could think of more than a few situations where that could come in handy...

What’s the best part of being Zao Duh?

Strength and speed. Some people think it's the long life, but there are times when that gets to be bothersome. Sanjam's been a nice perk as well. I've come to rely on that little trick quite a bit.

What was your first impression of Brooke?

That she was scared and fragile. But over powering all of that was that she was the most beautiful woman I'd ever seen.

Really? That’s saying something….well anyway, what about now, can you describe her in 3 words?
Brave, smart, and mine. She hasn't figured out that last part yet, but I'm not worried. She'll get there. And as a bonus word: Dušo.

You do have a lot of little names for her.  Why do you call Brooke "Slatki"?

*Chuckles* Ah, now see, I try not to create anger where it does not benefit me. I have a feeling that this might be one of those situations. Angeline has already seen the scene in where I reveal to Brooke, and therefore the readers, the answer to this very question, and I'm confident that if I spoil that for her, she might do terrible things to me in books 2 and 3. I'd rather not take those chances. You get me, yes?

Oh I got you alright.  As long as I get to find out eventually, I’ll be happy. 
Assuming the security is not an issue, how would you spend an evening with Brooke?

Hahaha! Security has never been the issue. No, Brooke has always been what stands in the way of how I'd like to spend my evening with her. *grins*

Yes I see how you are.  *I smile back at him* 

I would also like to take her paragliding. Utah has some of the best spots in the world to paraglide. We'd jump off a mountain and fly for a while before we glided down to the ground.

What’s your impression of Jaren – you can’t use the word punk.

Must we really discuss him? All right, but if he gets upset and wishes to redeem himself, I'm passing on your number to him.

I’d love to talk to Jaren.

My impression of Jaren is that he is a typical teenager. Now, I don't mean to offend when I say this, but it's true. He reacts before he thinks things through. Is he an overall good guy? With some growing up, I think he would be. I think he tries to be. But is he the right guy for Brooke? I don't think he ever could be. 

Oh course, you are the right guy for Brooke. *He just smiles*

Anything else you’d like to share with my readers?
Yes, for more of me and of course Brooke, get the book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Book Depository. Had to add in the Book Depository to make it a global thing.

I’ll be sure and include links at the end of my post.


Steak or burger?
Steak., There's just so much more potential within a steak than there is in a burger.
Blond or brunette?
Both are beautiful, but I'm partial to Brooke and she just so happens to be a brunette.
Blue or Brown eyes?
Blue. Now, this answer is not just because Brooke has blue eyes. I have always been fond of blue eyes.
iPod or stereo?
Technology has been one of my favorite things to follow as the time has passed. I'm amazed with what people come up with. The ingenuity of the human mind astonishes me sometimes. My answer would be the iPod because that little unit is a stereo within itself.
Movie Theater or DVD?
Both provide for a different experience. Each has its proper place.
M&Ms or Skittles?
I don't eat much candy, but I have enjoyed those packets of Pop Rocks. You put them in your mouth, and when they mix with your saliva, they become electric. It's quite the sensation.  
Offense or Defense?
Offense, of course. Always be in control.
Football or Soccer?
Soccer. There's something that needs to be said about a sport where you can control and play the whole game without the use of your hands. Now that's skill.

Thanks for putting up with me asking you questions. Please keep Brooke safe, I’ve gotten attached to her.

Yes, I have as well. Trust me when I tell you that I will do everything in my power to keep her safe.

I think you better show me out or I may not make it out of here.
Thank you for your time

What do you think of Mirko?  Love the guy.  Can he be more confident! I can't wait for book two.  If you haven't read it, you need to.  Check out my review here


As part of the blog tour, we have a paperback prize pack, which includes a Signed paperback, a signed bookmark, and a nail polish. Thanks ANGELINE!

Because of the nail polish, this has to be a US only prize.  If you want to be included, just leave a comment below telling me what you think of Mirko and fill out the rafflecopter.

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Tour Schedule:

Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ A Life Bound by Books, Character interview with Paperback *
Saturday, August 27, 2011 ~ Hesperia Loves Books, Interview with Skin
Monday, August 29, 2011 ~  Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Shorty Story with Paperback
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 ~ Great Imaginations, Guest post with Skin
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 ~ Confessions of a Bookaholic, Fun post with Paperback *
Thursday, September 01, 2011 ~ A Cupcake and a Latte, Guest post with Skin
Friday, September 02, 2011 ~ The Bookish Brunette, Guest post with Paperback
Saturday, September 03, 2011 ~ Fiktshun, Interview with Skin
Monday, September 05, 2011 ~ Book Passion for Life, Interview, Paperback-US & ebook-Int
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 ~ Two Chicks on Books, Guest post with Skin
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 ~ I'm a Bookshark, "This or That" with Paperback
Thursday, September 08, 2011 ~ Seeingnight Reviews, Character Interview with Skin
Friday, September 09, 2011 ~ My Cute Bookshelf, Interview with Paperback
Saturday, September 10, 2011 ~ Letters Inside Out, Interview with Skin
Monday, September 12, 2011 ~ The Unread Reader, "When I'm Not Writing" with Paperback
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 ~ Two Readers Reviews, Guest post with Skin
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 ~ Magnet 4 Books, Guest post with Paperback
Thursday, September 15, 2011 ~ Mundie Moms, Interview with Skin *
Friday, September 16, 2011 ~ The Book Faery, Guest post with Paperback
Saturday, September 17, 2011 ~ Books with Bite, Guest post with Skin
Monday, September 19, 2011 ~  Me, Myshelf, and I, Guest post with Paperback
Tuesday, September 20, 2011, The Cait Flies, Guest post, Skin
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 ~ Tynga Reviews, "Book's Cover Creation" with Paperback *
Thursday, September 22, 2011 ~ Electrifying Reviews, Guest post with Skin
Friday, September 23, 2011 ~ La Femme Readers, "Vamps from Croatia" with Paperback *
Saturday, September 24, 2011 ~ The Book Swarm, Guest post, Skin *
Monday, September 26, 2011 ~ Stuck In Books, Fun Character post with Paperback
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 ~ The Bookworms, Guest Post with Skin *
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 ~ Bewitched Bookworms, Skin *
Thursday, September 29, 2011 ~ Flippin' Fabulous, Guest post with Skin

NOTE: Each person is limited to only winning 1 of each prize pack (You could win 1 Paperback & 1 Skin, but no more, which is actually pretty generous, no?).