Aug 25, 2013

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Aug 24, 2013

Blood Rule (Dirty Blood Series #4) Review

Title: Blood Rule
Author: Heather Hildenbrand
Publication Date: August 5, 2013
Publisher: Accendo Press (August 5, 2013)
Pages: 221

Where To Buy:
Barnes & Noble 

Check out these reviews also:
Seeing Night Reviews 
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That’s how many hybrids survived the Hunter attack in the woods after I revived them with an injection of my blood. That’s how many followed me home to Frederick Falls. And that’s how many were now mentally linked to me through a blood bond.

Two days. Three valium. Fourteen hours of sleep.
That’s what it took to realize I wasn’t losing my mind as a result of the noise in my own head.

That’s how many days have passed since I almost killed Alex. That’s how many days I’ve sat by his bedside, waiting for him to wake up. To ease the guilt, to understand his betrayal, to remember the exact shade of brown in his eyes.

That’s my chances of skating by with Gordon Steppe and the Hunter Council. They want me for questioning. I’m afraid what’ll happen if I give them answers.

My Review:
Woooooow is all I can say!!

Blood Rule is book #4 in the wonderful and awesome Dirty Blood Series. I have to admit this is my favorite book yet out of all of them and that does not happen very often in a series. Usually it is the first book that is my favorite but Blood Rule proved to be different.

Heather managed to yet again suck me back into the dangerous & captivating world of Hunters, Werewolves and Hybrids. There is just something about the danger, action, love and wolves that just keeps you going in this book. Blood Rule kept all of that and more.

It held me all the way to the end, which was a HUGE cliffhanger might I add, but I could not put the book down. I have to admit though the cliffhanger was a really nice touch cause now I know that as soon as Dirty Blood #5 comes out I will be buying it so I can find out what happens next. That was the awesome thing about Blood Rule though, I had to know what was going to happen next.

This story was so awesomely written that I could feel myself in the story, there were times my kids and husband were staring at me like I was crazy cause I would bust out laughing out of nowhere or make a loud gasp. It was all the book though, I was so in tuned with it. I recommend this book to anyone that likes werewolves, suspense, action, and love. So what are you waiting for? Go buy your copy TODAY!!

Be warned though there are parts that will have you laughing out loud like these for example:

"Deal. Thelma and Louise. All the way."-Tara
"Sometimes, Tara Godfrey, you are way too willing to die."-Cambria

"Holy Crap on a Cracker" - Cambria

“Does this seem off to anyone else besides me?” Logan asked. 
“I’m always off, son,” Astor said, patting his shoulder as he passed. 
George snorted. “What?” he asked when I shoved him. “At least he knows it.”

So go check out Blood Rule today!!!

About The Author:

I am a mother to two adorable children who are both so much like me, I'm scared of their teenage years and open to six-figure offers from anyone who wants to handle the 13-17 age range.

I live in coastal Virginia and I work from home, part time, as a property manager. I write YA paranormal romance and I read it, too, so if you know of a great book/series, feel free to suggest it. Some of my faves are Twilight, Hunger Games, and the Mortal Instruments series. #TeamJace #TeamPeeta #TeamJacobbutEdwardishottoo #AlsoImightbeaddictedtohashtags
When I'm not writing or reading, I'm chasing my kids around the house or I'm lying on the beach, soaking in those delicious, pre-cancerous rays.

I love Mexican food, hate socks with sandals, and if my house was on fire, the one thing I’d grab is my DVR player.

Favorite movies: Newsies, Little Rascals, Sandlot
Favorite authors: Richelle Mead, Warren Murphy, Cassandra Clare
Favorite bands: Kings of Leon, Sea Wolf, Paramore, Plain White T's, to name a few, but really, I'm a solid 90's girl, so I'm sucker for Mariah Carey, Selena, No Doubt (the early years), 2pac, Puffy (back when he was called that), Paula Abdul, Brian effing McKnight!! ... yeah, you get the point. Oh and Kris Kross. They still make me wanna "jump."

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Aug 20, 2013

Haunted Moon Review

Title: Haunted Moon (A Moon Coven Series Novella)
Author: K.B. Miller
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Publisher: BKC Publishing; First edition (March 27, 2012)
Pages: 59

Where To Buy

Amazon Kindle
Amazon Paperback
Barnes & Noble (Nook Book)

Before Lilyann stepped into her destiny to lead the coven, there was another powerful Moon witch...her grandmother.

A teenage witch-to-be in Galway, Ireland, Leeny Moon was prepared to take her rightful place in the circle along side of her family. That was until she witnessed firsthand the forthcoming nightmares she would be expected to face, vampires.

The fight between good versus evil begins here...

Blessed Be~

My Review
 I will admit I read this book to enter a contest but little did I know that I was going to be opening a book that I could not put down no matter how hard I tried. I read this last night while I was laying in bed and before I knew it I was fighting to keep my eyes open cause I had to find out what happened next. I loved the novella and can not wait to read more of the Moon Coven Series. K.B. Miller captures your attention from the very beginning and hold its all the way through. Leeny sees a different side of her mother in this story, she watches her mother do something she has never seen and actually starts to look at her like she is a stranger but when the truth comes to light and Leeny is put in the same situation she understands her mother and does the same thing to protect the ones she loves. Leeny then becomes the witch she was meant to be in the Moon Coven. If you like books with witches then this is a book for you, its a quick read but will leave you begging for more, I know it did me. I am ready now to read every single book in the Moon Coven Series and can not wait till I can.

Aug 18, 2013

Interview with Anna Applegate

Today I was able to do an interview with the awesome Anna Applegate, author of Protected. I just want to thank Anna for taking the time to answer the following questions and also including her giveaway and a sneak peek to her brand new cover for Protected!

1. First off tell us about yourself

My name is Anna Applegate. I am twenty-six years old and spend the time that I’m not writing, working as a conference and meeting planner in Maryland and Washington, DC. I love anything that has to do with using my imagination. I like to think I’m an optimistic person and so anything that involves dreaming, believing, doing, are high on my priority list. I have an unhealthy obsession, as I’m sure most authors do, with reading. I devour books like I need them to breathe. I think those are the highlights

2. What titles have you written?

My debut novel is Protected (Book 1 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy). It is currently available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and I will be hopefully getting it available in Paperback through Amazon soon as well.

3. What is your newest project working on?

Right now, I’m working on Book 2 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy. I haven’t announced the title for that yet, but I’ll be revealing it soon.

4. Can you give us a sneak peek of it?

**TEASER (has not gone through final edits)

I walked towards the edge of the balcony, but didn't move to jump to him. It really wasn't that high up, but it still felt strange jumping off the building. I knew James and his super strength would be fine catching me though.

"Ariya, I'm sorry. I couldn't carry you out because I didn't know where the fire was coming from. I went to take a look. Come on, you have to hurry now."

His voice sounded strange but this was James and I trusted him. If he left it had been for a specific reason. I went to climb over the rail and felt a jerk behind me. I panicked and tried to pull away. It felt like flames surrounding me. I got scared thinking the fire may have spread more quickly than I had thought.

Without another thought, I threw myself over the edge.

I landed with a thud into the arms of Nick.

Nick? I looked up confused.

"Ariya, what is going on with you?" he said setting me down.

"But James ... you ... James told me to jump." I looked back up at the building and saw no flames and no smoke. "The building isn't on fire?" I asked surprised. I would have sworn that James was the one below telling me to jump, not Nick.

"Sleep walking." Nick said to James as James ran around the corner.

"Why did you pull away from me?" He asked me taking my face in his hands and looking at me, searching for any sign of injury.

"James, I'm so confused." I didn't understand. Why was I sleep walking now? What if they hadn't been there?

"Was Nick down here the whole time?" I asked.

Nick shook his head in a silent no.

"I would have fallen?" I followed up in response.

"Of course not. You wouldn't have been hurt. We were watching you to see what you would do. When I thought you would jump, I tried to grab you but you surprised me to going over the edge. Nick had jumped down a moment before just in case. I didn't think you'd do it though." James looked so concerned.

Rightly so, I'd just thrown myself off the balcony of our building.

"We won't let you get out of bed from now on how's that?" He said trying to sound light hearted but he didn’t succeed.

I nodded suddenly getting chilled by the fact that this was yet another unwelcome side effect I'd picked up lately. My body was not making this process easy on me.


5. What made you become a writer?

I mentioned that I devoured books. It’s true, I can read a book a day if I had the time. I love paranormal romances. What I found though was that so many of them had the same basic ingredients or formula. Not to say they weren’t fantastic reads. But I found myself wanting more. I was complaining to a friend about an ending to a book that I didn’t like and she told me if I thought I could do better then I should try. It was said as a joke but I thought about it and decided, what the heck. I honestly thought I would get about ten pages in and realize I had no business trying to write. However, after typing for a few days, I realized I actually had a hundred pages and I had characters who were spilling their guts all over my pages. It was fascinating, fun, it relieved stress, and I soon began to realize, oh this is what passion feels like. Now, I can’t imagine not writing.

6. When it comes to writing are you an author that plans everything out or just writes everything down and organizes it later or in between?

I probably sound crazy but I daydream a lot. Most of my scenes come to me in the car, during lunch breaks, etc. I tend to daydream in order, so where I’m writing in the book is where I’ll be thinking about. But it doesn’t always work like that. I don’t use an outline, I mostly just write when I feel like my characters have something to say.

7. What was your first book?

Protected is my first book. I am looking forward to learning more about how I write and improving so I can keep writing and hopefully bring entertaining and fun stories to people.

8. How did the story become what it is today?

It started out as just a silly idea and gradually it just evolved into something more. I love historical romances and so I thought about wanting some sort of historical piece to the book. The line of Protectors gave me that outlet to get a bit of “modified” history in there. Bits and pieces have just sort of fallen into place in my mind and slowly it became what it is today. I started writing it in September 2012 and had it published June 2013.

9. Do you think you will always write in one genre or different ones?

I love paranormal romance and I would love to keep coming up with unique ideas in that genre. I have been reading a ton of contemporary romances thought lately and have been blown away by some of the work. I would love to be able to captivate an audience in that genre. I mentioned liking historical romances too. I would love to do research and try to put my mind to that. I feel like paranormal might be my niche but I’m not opposed to trying other things.

10. What books or authors inspired you to write?

HP Mallory was a huge inspiration. I hadn’t known much about self-publishing but after reading her books and wanting to learn more about her as an author, I saw that was the route she took. I got her book about self-publishing and started reading it and realizing that if I wanted my story out there, I had a lot of work to do. I joined the HP Writing Group on Facebook and met my two writing partners there. It was through that book guide and then the relationships formed with them that I got the confidence to continue to pursue publishing my work.

11. Tell us about one character from any of your books and how he/she came to be.

My favorite character is Caroline Lufsky. Caroline is Ariya’s (the main character) best friend. I have been so blessed with some of the friendships I’ve had in my life. My very best friend, Bri, has been my friend for over twenty years. We met in kindergarten. She is by far one of the most giving and selfless people I know. Caroline, my character, is also selfless. She loves Ariya like she is her own family. That trait and that part of her personality I pulled from my relationship with Bri. I am lucky enough to know what having such a wonderful best friend is like. Another piece of the puzzle into how Caroline developed comes from my college roommate. Her name is also Caroline J We had such a great time together and she was so sarcastic and quirky and I absolutely love her to death. Some of the interactions between Ariya and Caroline could have very well happened between me and my own Caroline. Those two people helped inspire the Caroline in the trilogy and I’m so grateful for them.

Now on to the fun stuff!!

1. Tell us 5 favorite movies

One thing to know about me is I am TERRIBLE at saying anything is my favorite. Everything qualifies as my favorite thing, haha. It’s a curse. However, if I had to choose (currenty) these would be my favorites.

· 1. Pride and Prejudice (the Kiera Knightly version, I LOVE Matthew McFayden as Mr. Darcy)

· 2. Love Actually

· 3. Tangled (I know it’s like I’m a kid – the lantern scenes get me)

· 4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

· 5. The Avengers (I have some serious crushes on Thor, Captain American, and even Loki J )

2. Tell us your favorite line from any movie but do not tell us the movie. We will see if anyone can guess it in the comments below!

“No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed an often, and by someone who knows how.”

3. If you were attending a Halloween party what would your costume be and why?

I need to start thinking about this for this year! I spend so much time agonizing over what the best costume would be. I kind of want to go as Mary Poppins this year. I saw a preview for the Saving Mr. Banks movie and it reminded me of her. If I change my mind, I’ll update you haha.

4. What would you do if you were the last person on the Earth?

Oh gosh, I would be so lonely. I would probably try to find the largest library in the world and live there. I want to do that now, who am I kidding?!

5. Tea or Coffee?

Coffee, I’m an addict. I can’t function without it in the mornings

6. If you could be any fantasy creature which one would you pick and why? (For example Vampire, Werewolf, Elf, Fairy and etc)

Vampire. I like the idea of being strong and quick and I’m already a nightowl so I don’t think my routine would be too hindered by being stronger at night

Anything else you would like to include?

Thank you SO much for having me! These were such fun questions to answer. I’m so thankful to be in this world of authors, bloggers, and readers. It is the greatest adventure I’ve gone on and I hope it doesn’t end anytime soon! Thanks again

 Where to find Anna Applegate:


Where to buy her book:
Protected on Amazon
Barnes & Noble

Sneak peek of the new cover for Protected! The full cover will be revealed here on August 19!!

Last but not least Anna's Giveaway that will start soon!!
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Aug 16, 2013

Interview with Whitney Baer owner of Reader's Candy Blog

Thanks to Whitney for answering a few fun interview questions! Whitney is one of the most awesomesauce people you will ever meet!! She is one of the people I love talking to online everyday :) So here is some more about her!!

What is your favorite piece of clothing? why?

Leggings & Boots- Too bad I live in HOT FLORIDA

How many licks does it take to get to the middle of a tootsie pop?

I wouldn’t know… Tootsie Rolls –YUCK!

What is it about me that makes you so drawn to me

That I am willing to help whenever I can.

What's your favorite love story? (movie or book)

Probably Twilight… It started my reading addiction & I am a sucker for vampire love.

Are you a morning or night person?

Oh! My husband would tell you a thousand times –Night Owl. I prefer to stay up until 3am sleep past 11am ;-)

You have multiple personalities, describe some of them.

I am outgoing, loving, romantic, and kind hearted.

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go and why?
Verona, Italy to see Juliet’s Wall. Who doesn’t love Romeo & Juliet?

If you turn into your partner for a day, what would you do? (Keep it clean Whitney! Lol)

This one is tricky…. But I think I would go buy “Whitney” a present, that way when I change back I have a gift.

If you could date any celebrity, who would it be and why?

Alex Pettyfer & I kind of like him when he is in his Beastly make up.

How many best friends do you have? Tell us their first names.

For best friends…. Ana & My mom.

Who do you just love talking to online everyday?

Hmmm Everyday? I guess that would be mom. We use AIM and she is my rock. Calms me when I’m angry & puts a smile on my face when I’m sad.

If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?

Mess with everyone! Move stuff around and drive everyone nuts.

You were bitten by a werewolf, now what?

Go find Alcide – He would definitely be my pack master ;)

Your going to a Halloween party, what is your costume and why?

Hermoine Granger? –Harry Potter obsession

If you could meet any online friend who would it be?

Angela Owner of Chaotic Book Corner ;)

What is everyone’s first impression of you?

That I am fun & a little crazy.

What is something about you that people would be surprised to know?

I danced with the pussycat dolls once during high school & I met my husband in an airport. (He sent an anonymous note)
 The wonderful Whitney Bear

Where to find Whitney and her blog!

Adela Arthur & The Creators Clock Review

Title: Adela Arthur and The Creators Clock
Author: Judyann McCole
Publication Date: July 24, 2013
Pages: 346

Where to Buy:

Amazon (Paperback $13.99, Kindle $4.99) Amazon
Barnes and Noble (Paperback $13.99, Nook $4.99) Barnes & Noble
Kobo (eBook $4.99) Kobo
Smashwords (eBook $4.99) Smashwords

To Whom Ever This May Concern;

I wish I could tell you the contents of this book were purely fictional. That I, Adela Arthur, was just a normal sixteen year old from Portland and that dragons, giants, elves and mermaids were just myths. I wish these were legends shared from crazy old grandparents to crazy old grandparents around campfires. After all, that is what I used to believe.

I never would have thought they lived on the other side of our mirrors in a world called Cielieu. But they do…

I never would have thought there were humans, better known as Volsin that lived among them with the ability to create light from a single thought. But there are…

I never would have thought I was one of them… But I am…

I am the last Arthur and I was brought to the human world after a Volsin, filled with greed, began to strip the light from our kind.

The human world was supposed to be a safe haven… but he’s found us and the only way to stop him is to go back to Cielieu and begin training as a student in the Elpida Castle of Light.

Like I said I wish the contents of this book were purely fictional and not my life…


My Review:
When I first started reading Adela Arthur I have to admit it was hard to get into. After the first few pages though I was hooked and it was a huge go from there. I couldn't put the book down, I found myself reading it while cooking supper, eating and laying in bed. You can actually picture everything from the book in your head so clearly. I could see in my head what Adela and Hector looked like and what the other realm looked like. There were so many times I could feel like I was right there. If your a fan of fantasy/mystical type books then you should definitely pick up Adela Arthur. This story is full of twist and turns, some that will shock you to the core. I can not wait to read the next chapter in Adela's life!!! This book is so well written that it will put you in Adela's world and her life. You can see what she sees, feel what she feels, along with all the other characters. I love books that do that and when I find a series that does it I have to stick to it till the end cause I want to know what happens, I want to watch the entire "movie" play out in my head. So again if you want this kind of book then go pick up your copy of Adela Arthur & The Creators Clock today!

Where to Find Judyann: