Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My week...thus far...

and It has SOOOOO been one of "Weeks"!

You know the ones you hear most of the world complain about?
I've felt like this.....


and this...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Giveaway Winner: Nathan Wrann - Dark Matter Heart

What better way to announce a winner then on a Friday!!

Thanks to everyone who entered, and the ever gracious Nathan Wrann for providing the prizes!

Fresh Face Friday 8-26-11

Who: Michelle Hodkin

What: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
She's wrong.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Giveaway Winner: M.R. Merrick

Thank you, thank you, thank you to EVERYONE who entered & also to M.R. for donating such a great prize!

The winner of an e-copy of Exiled is......

Romancing Your Dark Side: Interview & Giveaway w/ Jamie Magee

For our second stop in the Romancing Your Dark Side Tour, I am happy to introduce Jamie Magee! Author of Insight & Embody, and all around amazing lady!

 The series obviously has a HUGE fan base, if you could, would you ever want to do an actual book tour?

Wow…  I’ve never thought of myself as having ‘fans’ to me they are friends who share a common day dream. I would love to go on a live tour, to not only meet my friends across the world, but to travel. I love feeling the energy of new places and new people.

If you could be any paranormal creature, what would you want to be?

If I could be a vampire that doesn’t drink blood that would rock! I love the beauty of their skin and the strength of their bodies and minds. Not to mention the fact that they are well traveled and deeply intriguing.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Damned Blog Tour: Interview and Giveaway with Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie


Everyone welcome, Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie, co-writers of  The Crusade Series!

How do you find your inspiration after all these years to continue writing?

Debbie: Just living provides a ton of inspiration.  That and good music!   

Nancy:  I’m a mom and I watch my daughter’s struggles and triumphs as she moves through life.  I recently told her that her life has a soundtrack.  And so do my fictional children.  

Can we expect the same twists and turns in Damned as we got in Crusade?

Debbie: More!  Nancy and I always like to up the stakes (pun intended here!) as our series continue.  There is more drama, more surprises, more everything in store for Team Salamanca.

Nancy:  We really put our hunters (and our vampires) through the ringer in this one.  By the time we finished writing, I could barely move for days.  

Monday, August 22, 2011

So You Have a Vampire Boyfriend? (Part 1)


Unfortunately it's not Eric Northman,



or another one of the mouth watering specimens of the mass undead population.
But nonetheless, I'm sure he's all kinds of model gorgeousness and has a killer set of fangs.

So, the relationship is most likely in the new/exciting/terrifying stage at this point. You're probably wondering to yourself, "What happens next?", or, "Are there boundaries that I don't know about?".

Well hunny there are, and thank the stars you're reading this because it could quiet possibly save your life!

Here are some simple, yet vital, suggestions you should keep in mind at all times while around your new beau.

#1: "How Big Is That Bite"
(Classify the fanger in your life)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Cover Whore....Just because

I haven't done just a plain ole, I-melted-when-I-saw-it, Cover Whore edition in I don't know how long.
So I figured that I would share a few of the pretties I've seen lately!

 The Vicious Deep - By Zoraida Cordova
It's like mermaid meets vampire, I <3 it!

Amaranth - By Rachel Wade
Just found this cover today and am drooling over it.

Fresh Face Friday: Bonus Mini Interview & Giveaway w/ Nathan Wrann

YES! A Fresh Face Friday bonus!

What better way to start off a Friday then with an awesome InterviewGiveaway?
So I figured that I'd ask Nathan a few questions so you guys could get to know him a little bit better :)

 If you weren't an author, what would be your dream profession?
 I would be a filmmaker. As a matter of fact, I'm currently on hiatus from film making (I have two super low budget films under my belt already, HUNTING SEASON and BURNING INSIDE and Dark Matter Heart is based on an original, unproduced screenplay that I wrote in 2005) because I don't currently have the resources (time, money) to pursue it at the level that I would like. I still want to continue to tell stories and writing novels and short stories allows me to do that without the massive money investment (and risk) involved in film making. Once I'm on my feet and established as an author I'll split my attention between writing and film making. I'd also like to go back to producing and directing for the stage as well. Ultimately I'd like to be able to do all three. As soon as I have the resources to do it at the level that it demands, my short film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher is ready to shoot.   

Fresh Face Friday 8-19-11

Who: Nathan Wrann

What: Dark Matter Heart (A Cor Griffin: Bloodsucker Novel)

A new town.
A new school.
A new beginning.
Seventeen year-old Cordell Griffin and his mother move from Los Angeles to the Pacific Northwest to deal with his "allergies," and start a healthier new life. Cor has one goal: To blend in and be invisible. Unfortunately for him, no matter how far he goes, he can't run away from his secrets. Secrets about who he is. Secrets about why he's sick. And secret...s about why so many people he meets end up dead, drained of blood.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Giveaway Winner: A. Jacob Sweeny

Happy Hump Day!

Thanks to everyone who entered!
Now the winner of a Pulse of Heroes Magnet Calendar is......


I've e-mailed the winner and they have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be picked!

Interview & Giveaway - M.R. Merrick

Everyone welcome M.R. Merrick! (Crowd goes wild, screaming fans, girls crying)

He's the phenomenal author behind one of my favorite reads this year, Exiled!

Since he's my first male author interview I had to approach things that means no "who's the hottest guy" questions, or if he goes for Bad Boys or Sweethearts. But I was able to get some very valuables information from him! See for yourself!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Interview & Giveaway - A. Jacob Sweeny

Happy Friday!!!

Today I have the pleasure of hosting my frist stop on the Romacing Your Dark Side Tour!

So everyone welcome A. Jacob Sweeny, author of Pulse of Heroes!


1. When did you start writing?
I started writing poetry as a young teenager, although I have been telling stories to others since before that.

2. If you could pick any character from any book as your sidekick, who would it be?
Being infatuated with Elliot, of course should be the obvious answer, however Elliot has a lot of who I am, built within his character. He is an Aries to a T. I am not sure if Aries men and get along with Aries women. We are both on the same crusades. When will we have to see one another? Although we are very loyal… so who knows. I adore Haneul and Kahl too.

Fresh Face Friday 8-12-11

Who: Deborah Noel

What: Tangled Blood Lines

This is not your sweet sparkling vampire story. Old-school vampires have re-surfaced, responsible for brutal murders and more blood than anyone can cope with. In ""Tangled Blood Lines"", Cianna Fitzgerald, a young but “retired” crime scene investigator, finds herself back in a world she walked away from some years ago.

She grew up in twentieth century Pennsylvania countryside knowing she possesses superhuman powers from her “Irish pixie” bloodlines. She had retired after a particularly tough case where the victim was her husband’s twin brother. After her brief respite from murders and homicides, Cianna witnesses a killing where the murderer is a vampire. Her daughter goes missing soon after the killing. Cianna and the love she had once pushed out of her life, her estranged husband Declan, travel halfway around the world to try to save their child.

As the mystery unravels, she learns that although she is a half-breed, the other half isn’t “Irish pixie” as she grew up believing - weaving her into a more tangled history and frightening future than she had bargained for

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Giveaway Winner: Emma Michaels

Thank you to everyone who entered to win, and a special thanks to Emma for stopping by & offering such a great prize!

Ok, now onto the goods....

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Who Runs the World???


Yes, I am a self proclaimed Cover Whore. Nothing gets me going more then a breath taking cover.
Now, is it just me or are there more and more red headed heroines gracing the covers of books these days?

Exhibit A:
Who: Rachel Morgan
Series: Kim Harrison's The Hollows

Monday, August 8, 2011

Exiled - By M.R. Merrick

Author: M.R. Merrick
Release Date:

Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. On his fifteenth birthday, Chase stepped up to the altar to claim his elemental power, but it never came. Elemental magic is passed down to a hunter through the bloodline, but on Chase's birthday, the bloodline stopped.

Exiled without the Circle's protection, Chase has spent two years trying to survive a world riddled with half-demons and magic. When he has a run in with a frightened and seemingly innocent demon, he learns the Circle's agenda has changed: the Circle plans to unlock a portal and unleash pure-blood demons into the world. Vowing to stop them, and knowing he can't do it alone, Chase forms a reluctant alliance with Rayna - a sexy witch with an attitude and a secret. In their attempt to stop them, Chase and Rayna find themselves in the middle of the Circle's plan, leaving one of them to decide what their friendship is worth, and the other's life depending on it.

Plot: Chase has been exiled from The Circle, and now he's trying to survive and provide for his mom & him. While fighting his nightly demon, he suddenly runs into a long lost Hunter from The Circle. As secrets are reveled to Chase, the world he thought he lived in turns upside down. He's now making bargains with vampires, facing full blood demons, and traveling to mystical lands he thought were unreachable. Facing a journey he once would have called impossible, Chase opens his eyes to see the corruption that was right in front of him for so many years.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Soul Theif (Demons Trapper's Series - Book #2) - By Jana Oliver

Author: Jana Oliver
Release Date: 8/30/2011
Purchase Info: Amazon, Barnes & Noble


Riley has about had it up to here. After the devastating battle at the Tabernacle, trappers are dead and injured, her boyfriend Simon is gravely hurt, and now her beloved late father has been illegally poached from his grave by a very powerful necromancer. Add to the mix: Ori, one sizzling hot freelance demon hunter who’s made himself Riley’s unofficial body guard, and Beck, a super over-protective “friend” who acts more like a grouchy grandad, and Riley’s almost ready to leave Atlanta altogether. But as the demon count in Atlanta increases, the Vatican finally sends its own Demon Hunters to take care of the city’s “little” problem, and pandemonium breaks loose. Only Riley knows that she might be the center of Hell’s attention. With an extremely powerful Grade 5 demon stalking her, and her luck can’t last forever.

Struggling to wrap her head around what has happened, Riley also has to try to move forward and figure out who was behind ambushing the trappers. Everyone wants to point the finger at her and her dad, but she just won't stand for it. She knows she didn't do it, she knows Simon laid the Holy Water correctly and that it wasn't the fake stuff. So what happened?

Fresh Face Friday 8-5-11

Who: Tori Scott

What: Four Houses

The door in front of me is the ugliest shade of plum I’ve ever seen. It’s a prune Grandma would eat, a raisin on its last leg, a swollen bruise in the most inconvenient of places.
The waiting is the worst part, wondering who will open the door. But this time it’s killing me, tearing me down piece by piece and devouring me with its insatiable jaws.
I bite my lip and raise my hand to knock.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Interview & Giveaway - Emma Michaels

Everyone help me welcome Emma Michaels, author of The Thirtheen Chime & Anasazi!
With her second book release tomorrow I thought it would be a great time to introduce everyone to her. So here we go!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Four Houses (YA Short Story) - By Tori Scott

Author: Tori Scott
Release Date: 2011
Purchase Info: Amazon

The door in front of me is the ugliest shade of plum I’ve ever seen. It’s a prune Grandma would eat, a raisin on its last leg, a swollen bruise in the most inconvenient of places.
The waiting is the worst part, wondering who will open the door. But this time it’s killing me, tearing me down piece by piece and devouring me with its insatiable jaws.
I bite my lip and raise my hand to knock.

Unknowing what I was jumping into with this read, I was startled to find myself so emotionally invested with so few words.

Monday, August 1, 2011

News, Announcements & Giveaways! Oh My!

Where to start?!?!

There are so many awesome things that are going to be happening here in the blog within the next few months, I can't even begin to explain how great it's going to be!

First, I am officially apart of Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie's Damned Book Tour.

I'll be interviewing both of them & hosting an international giveaway on August 24th!
So make sure you all mark your calendars!

Warp It Up - July

I must say that after the completely hideous month that I had in June, July was a HUGE turn around!
Though I didn't read as many I was wanted to, I still got out of my rut and started a reading fire.

Here's how it went:

Dragon Bound - By Thea Harrison