Obsidian By Jennifer L Armentrout

Wednesday, November 30, 2011



Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, outhouses, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring. Until I spotted my hot neighbor with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marked me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and the mark he left on me has me lit up like Las Vegas strip to the bad guys. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. If I don't kill him first, that is.
And then things got really bad…
Review
 
THIS BOOK SIMPLY PUT WAS AH~MAY~ZING
I loved the fact that the main character Katy is a book blogger like so many of us out there.
Lets Start with Katy she was a shy sorta backwards girl at the beginning of the book who came into her own by the end she was a loyal friend to the Lux even if they found her to be an inconvenience, and most did except Dee her best friend since moving to WV from FL. She was strangely attracted to   Dee’s brother Daemon (Hottie) that is when she was not arguing with him. Katy and Daemon had a LOVE/HATE friendship throughout the whole book with some fantastic sexual tension scenes you could cut with a knife and the kissing scenes all I can say is WOW or DAYUM.
And Daemon lets just say (YUMMY from head to toe) he was a strong and loyal to all even if … well he did come off as a class A dickhead. but he was only like that to keep his sister and all the other Luxens safe from everyone finding out that they where different. But as Katy says they are more human then they realize.
 
Dee well she simply put was the sweetest person in the book and a best friend like no other.
Jennifer has created a story that will keep you intrigued from beginning to end. Who knew a book about Aliens could be so good. I loved the way the characters are well developed. I love the plot. And I loved the way she was able to describe every step to every single scene with such awesome description. That just made you think you where living it.
The Cover to this book is GOREGOUS no doubt about it .
 And Just look at Daemon’s eyes and tell me what u think ?  I say DAYUM those eyes can and will take your breath away.


You Can Find Jennifer at the following
http://jenniferarmentrout.blogspot.com
http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/
THIS BOOK IS DUE TO BE RELEASED IN DECEMBER EVEYONE ADD IT TO YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST ACTUALLY PREORDER IT AT B&N OR AMAZON

Remembrance By Michelle Madow

Monday, November 28, 2011
Remembrance
Blurb from Goodreads
New Hampshire high school junior Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet.
Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can't stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she seem to get him out of her mind?
Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, the pair of them soon find that fighting fate isn't going to be easy. 

Review
5/5 Stars
WOW this book had me from the first page to the very end leaving me wanting book 2 Vengeance
Vengence

In the Transcend Time Saga. Michelle creates a story and world that will leave you believing that when Lizzy remembers the Regency Era that you are living it with her. I must say that I loved Lizzy from the beginning and not so much Jeremy (Jere) I think he could use some anger management classes, and well Drew at the beginning he had my curiosity piqued with the mystery and the spark that Lizzy felt around him towards the middle I developed a LOVE/HATE relationship and by the end he had my heart just like he had Lizzy’s through the whole book.  Chelsea I liked her from the beginning but wow I did not know she had a vindictive said but as the old saying goes Hell Hath No Fury Like A Women Scored not that Lizzy meant to hurt Jere or Chels. She could not help the pull she felt for Drew there lives where written in the stars it was a love that was meant to be from the beginning that’s why they had a chance to change the past and things might have went easier if not for Shannon who never liked Lizzy from the beginning got involved when she did not need to other then cause trouble like she wanted to do. So sorry no real spoilers. All I can say is this is a fantastic fast paced Ah~May~Zing read from the beginning to the end. I read it in one day. And to end this  All I have to say is GO BUY YOUR COPY TODAY. You can buy it at the following links Amazon, B&N, The Book Depository, Books A Million (BAM)or a signed copy Michelle's Blog.
You can find Michelle at the following places
Michelle Madow
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michelle@madow.com
www.michellemadow.com
Twitter: @MichelleMadow

Winners of an E~Copy of Amaranth by Rachael Wade

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Congratulations

 

 

To

Entry # 47 Ragan Walsh

Entry # 82 Chrissy Peebles

Entry # 80 Pam

Entry # 69 Breandajean

Entry # 6 Steven Dase

 

I would like to thank everyone that stopped by to show your support for Rachael Wade and her debut novel Amaranth.

Happy Reading!!!

Amaranth by Rachael Wade

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Title: Amaranth
Author: Rachael Wade
Series: The Resistance Trilogy #1
Publisher: Rabbit Hole Press
Date Published: July 27th 2011
Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy
Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis:
Knowledge changes everything…
Hoodoo-influenced Southern Louisiana seems like the perfect place for Camille to escape her abusive past and dysfunctional family. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with the handsome Gavin Devereaux and plummet into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.
Wrestling to escape a deadly ex-boyfriend while giving Gavin a chance, Camille is confronted with decisions that threaten not only her life, but the lives of her inhuman friends she has come to love. Entangled in her friends’ quest for freedom, she dives into their realm and faces the threats of Amaranth’s ruler—the mother of all vampires—and her own inner demons.
Now Camille must decide whether she will derail her life and make the ultimate sacrifice for the monsters that interrupted her bumpy path back to sanity—what she still wants so desperately—or escape with Gavin before it’s too late for both of them. 
Make sure to check out this Ah-May-Zing Book Trailer


Review
Are journey starts with Camille Hart and her struggle to leave behind an abusive past and dysfunctional family to start anew in Louisiana. Camille’s character she so easy to relate to. So many woman go through what Camille goes through on a daily basis (of course minus the supernatural aspects) and you can’t help but feel the pain and fears that she faces. Camille is very passionate and loving to a fault because when she falls she falls full force which is her weakness, but she is stronger than what she gives herself credit for. In the beginning she travels to Paris  for her birthday alone to do some thinking. Where she meets Gavin and they have coffee and she finds herself drawn to him but can not figure out why and she needs up telling him about her life, and then she goes back home to Seattle where she decides to escape her abusive relationship and dysfunctional family and moves to Louisiana where she meets and falls for Andrew which in turns puts her back into a abusive relationship to where to turns to Hoodoo Voodoo to get out of the relationship with several failed attempts. One day at work she runs into Gavin the guy she meet in Paris and from there them seem to pick up like it was just yesterday. This is where the story takes a turn and the vampires come into play Camille finds out about them. Ok guys can’t give any good spoilers all I will tell you is don’t wait go get your copy of Amaranth today. Rachael’s character are so solid and she gives wonderful description not to mention the world she creates for them it is fantastic.
Rachel is joining us today to answer a few question and is giving 5 lucky winners a e-copy of Amaranth all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter.
Interview
First I would like to thank you for joining us today. How is everything been going for you?

Thanks for having me! Everything’s been going great. Keeping busy with a lot of reading and writing, which is pretty much my life. :)

I know you probably get asked the same questions all the time. So if I ask the same questions you have been asked by other bloggers I am sorry and thank you for answering them again.
(no prob ;) )


To start things off could you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Well, I live in sunny Orlando with my husband, two cats, and a black lab. I’m a full-time freelance writer and novelist by night, so my life consists of writing, writing, and more writing. When I’m not writing, I’m reading, watching movies, and listening to music.

1. Do you go by an outline when writing do you plan and plot or just write what comes to you?

I do always have an outline but I don’t always end up following it. I basically flesh out the plot and pivotal scenes I know I want to cover, and then just go from there. I use a storyboard in my office to cover the outline and work out plot points and character agendas.

2. How long did it take you to write Amaranth from start to finish?

A little over 2 years from start to finish. Writing out the story was the easy part, and then the real work began with the revision process. Once I was done with a few drafts, it went off to editing and went through a few more rounds of revisions until it was completely finished.

3. Would you be willing to tell us some of the pros and cons of being a self published author?

Oh, man. That’s a great question but a tough one because there is so much to say about indie publishing. It’s not for everyone. Personally, it suits me really well because I like having complete control over my art. That’s the biggest pro—you have a say over your covers, who edits your work, and how it will be marketed. The con is unless you have a very big bank account, you are limited in your marketing options. Advertising costs money and there is only so much you can do on your own or with very few funds. You have to work very hard on a daily basis to build and maintain a readership. As an indie author, you are a marketer first and a writer second, which is a definite con for many indies. I do wish I had more time to write instead of market, but I love interacting with my readers and being very hands-on with the process, so I am okay with that.

4. A lot of authors have a playlist while writing did you have a playlist?

Yes, I always have playlists. I sleep, eat, and shower with my iPod lol. It goes where I go. Music is a huge passion of mine, so it really influences my writing. The playlist for Amaranth can be found here. My biggest musical muse is Florence and the Machine. They’re my favorite band and inspire a lot of my writing. Oddly, though, they’re not on the first book’s playlist haha.

5. Do you have any quirks when writing like a certain time of day or where you write stuff like that?
I have to have my iPod and my storyboard nearby. I set up a storyboard and visual wall in my office where I usually write, which has pictures and posters of bands, actors and actresses, movie scenes, and pretty much anything that inspires me on it. Listening to music and being around my visual wall helps me get in the zone and I write better that way, usually at night.

6. How did Camille's story come to you?

The story was brewing for a while and I was actually in Louisiana, driving over the bayous, visiting the places that are in the book, and I immediately connected with her. Her name and her face just came to me. I could envision her living there, working at the bookstore, and then started imagining what brought her to Breaux Bridge by asking questions. Where did she move from? What was she after? Once I got to know her character, the rest of the plot spawned from her motives.

7. Did you design the cover for your book it is gorgeous?

I came up with the concept and my cover designer, Robin of Robin Ludwig Design, took it and brought it to life exactly as I imagined it. She did an awesome job and is doing the covers for the rest of the series, too. I get so many compliments on the cover, it’s unreal. Robin really nailed it.

8. Have you always enjoyed reading and writing or is it something that has just recently came about?

I’ve been an avid reader and writer since I was a kid. I wrote my first “script” in 1st or 2nd grade and have been obsessed with storytelling—especially in film—for as long as I can remember. When I was little, I used to tell my friends that my mind was like a constant movie camera, always seeing scenes and stories playing out. They thought I was nuts and always looked at me funny when I told them that.

9. Are there any authors that have influenced you and your writing style?

Yeah, definitely. Sylvia Plath and Cormac McCarthy are two of my literary heroes and they really inspire me. I also love Florence Welch. She’s a singer and musician, but she’s a brilliant poet. Her song lyrics are absolutely genius.

10. In true twitter fashion with 140 characters or less have Camille describe her life?

Smart, flawed, passionate, and determined literature student with a goal to prevail and love despite the cards I’ve been dealt in life.

Now just a few random fun questions.

1. Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate

2. Favorite candy? 

Sponge candy

3. Coffee or Tea (hot or cold)?

Hot coffee

xo
Rachael
Thanks again Rachael and everyone you can find Rachael at the following
Rachael Wade
@RachaelWade
Facebook Fan Page
GoodReads Author Page
YouTube Video Page


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Monday, November 7, 2011

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.
 
Trailer for the unbecoming of mara dyer this is one awesome book trailer guys plz check it out
Review 5/5
This book will keep you the edge of your seat. Before you pick this book up make sure you have all of your chores done because once you pick this book up you will not be able to put it down until your done. I borrowed this book from a friend and lets just say it’s on my Christmas Wish List.
I love how this book is told by Mara POV and how she learns about herself step by step throughout this book.
It starts off with Mara waking up in a hospital and not knowing how she got there or even why she is there. Upon waking up her mother Indi tells Mara that she was in an accident , and tells her the her BFF Rachel , Claire and her BF Jude where all in the accident and that they did not survive. Not long after the accident Mara and her family move to give what her family says a new start. Upon this move she meets (swoon worthy ) Noah Shaw and together they figure out Mara past and have an insight to the mystery that surrounds Noah himself . On this journey they find love with each  other.
If you have not read this book what are you waiting for . It should be in your hands like now. But don’t just take my word take the words of all the other book bloggers out there that loved this book as much as I did and go get yourself a copy of it today day . I promise you will not be disappointed.

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