Friday, August 31, 2012

Elise Stokes's novel Cassidy Jones and Vulcan's Gift is now free Sept. 1-3, 2012!


Elise Stokes lives in Washington State, with her husband and four children. She was an elementary school teacher before becoming a full-time mom. With a daughter in middle school and two in high school, Elise’s understanding of the challenges facing girls in that age range inspired her to create a series that will motivate girls to value individualism, courage, integrity, and intelligence. The stories in Cassidy Jones Adventures are fun and relatable, and a bit edgy without taking the reader uncomfortably out of bounds. Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula and Cassidy Jones and Vulcan's Giftare the first two books in the series. 



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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Latest in Blog Visiting of This Past July 2012

It's was quite the 2012 Summer. Lots of reading involved and , of course, lots of blog visiting involved.

This July in particular have quite a few blogs to share. Some of these you might know others probably not. If not hopefully you can be into getting to know new ones with good content.

1. Paranormal Wastelands blog: The bloggers @ Paranormal Wastelands have a guest post on how , Asa Bailey, got inspiration from folklore for her new novel, The Vampire Highgate. A fascinating post.

Post visited @ Paranormal Wastelands-Paranormal Wastelands: Guest Post with Asa Bailey/The Vampire

2. Mervi's Book Reviews wordpress blog: Mervi has a new blogger meme that will be up and running on Mervi's Book Reviews every Friday. Consisting of sharing the first sentence (or so) of the book you are currently reading along with any initial thoughts on the book, and or any other worthwhile impressions. Maybe some of you bloggers out there will be interested. Might give it a try, myself. Maybe.

 Post visited @ Mervi's Book Reviews-Book Beginnings

Blogger to Blogger Interview with Nette from Nette's Bookshelf Reviews

http://nettesbookshelf.blogspot.com



1. What would you say is your blog's motto?

To read with an open mind and review honestly and objectively.  When I say objectively, what I mean is I will not put in any negative talk (i.e how idiotic of the author to include that in _____) I believe there is always a nice way to say something constructive. That’s how I view my role as a book reviewer, as a person who will give an honest opinion and constructive criticism. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Have you heard? Anime DVD Giveaway @ DubSub-Anime Reviews blog

DubSub is celebrating its first milestone - they're going to hit 100,000 pageviews in August 2012!

As a big thank you to its fans and casual viewers they're going to have a contest - like them on Facebook and/or join them on Google (Face Connect) for a chance to win free anime dvds!

On August 31st one person from their Facebook page will be chosen as a winner, one person from who's a Google member of the blog as a winner too, and one person who is on both Facebook and Google will be chosen as a winner.

The winners will get to choose from these recent anime review dvds:


Check out the official contest post HERE!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Enclave has a Price Drop In E-book Platforms!


Having read Enclave in the past and becoming a huge fan recently discovered that Enclave (Razorland #1) by Ann Aguirre is now $2.99 on various digital platforms that includes Kindle, BN, Itunes, Google Books, and other venues as well.



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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review of Changeling (The Dreyfuss Trilogy #1) by Morgan Gallagher



Overview
Changeling 
A young woman vanished from the streets, a life destroyed, her humanity a battle ground.

London, April 1987. Joanne is out for a night on the town and her plans go awry. She slips into a pub for a quick drink before going to see a film. Jonathon Dreyfuss is on the prowl, looking for something tasty to devour. He spots Joanne through the window. Joanne vanishes from sight. 

She wakes in a room with no windows, trapped in a nightmare of pain and terror. Dreyfuss finds her boring and tedious... yet he can’t quite kill her. Something about her, some aspect of her, is pleasing to him. He keeps her for a little while, house training her as he’s attempted to train others in the past. She resists, as they all did, and he takes up the challenge, to prove once again he is master of all. Joanne fights back as best she can, terrified and confused, beaten, starved and lost in a madman’s fantasy. He spends months schooling her to obey, tearing her down. When she begins to break, as hope of escape fades... he reveals his final madness: he is Vampire. She too, will be Vampire: his Changeling. 

He wishes her to be his immortal companion, his eternal mate. What Dreyfuss wishes, Dreyfuss gets.

The battle for her soul begins. All she has is her will and the need to be free. Dreyfuss holds all the cards: money, power and no conscience. Can she keep fighting, or will he win? How long can Joanne stay human? 

What price would you pay for your freedom? 

Changeling is the first novel in the Dreyfuss Trilogy: a compelling and unique vampire mythology for adults.

Recommended: Fantastic read although not for everyone. 


About Changeling
Available as:  Paperback $15.99 from Amazon.com,  E-book $7.50 from Amazon.com Kindle's Edition  
                                                  Recommended Ages: 17 and Up
                                                             E-book: 389 pgs.
PublishedJune 30th 2011 by Osier Publishing (first published April 5th 2011)

For This Review: *Author Provided E-book For Review Purposes*

Monday, August 20, 2012

Audio Review of The World As We Know It by Joseph Monninger

Overview
A lifetime of friendship begins the day brothers Ed and Allard save Sarah from drowning in an icy river near their rural New Hampshire home. Though their paths diverge through the years, the connection between the three endures until a heartbreaking tragedy in the remote mountains of Wyoming forces Sarah and Allard to confront the unthinkable. In their grief, they find themselves on separate journeys that test the enduring bonds of their relationship and time’s unremitting power to heal. Poignant and transformative, The World as We Know It is subtle and heartrending—a love story of friendship, nature, and the surprising twists that can alter our destinies forever.


Recommended: Yes.


About The World As We Know It
Available as: Paperback $6.00 from Amazon.com,  E-book $9.99 from Amazon.com Kindle's Edition Paperback $11.13 from The Book Depository                                         
                                                    Recommended Ages: 15 and Up
                                                             Paperback: 320 pgs.
PublishedOctober 11th 2011 by Gallery Books (first published June 7th 2011)

For This Review: *Paperback Copy Provided by the Publisher*

Friday, August 17, 2012

Review of Anon by Peter Giglio


Overview
Rory Ellison, victim of his own misdeeds, wallows in misery. Then a door opens. Now he's got a new job, a dream assignment to rewrite the darkest mistake of his past, and a strange new companion in his head. Wielding powers beyond his comprehension and control, Rory returns to Faith.

She possesses the perfect husband, kids, and home. But when Rory falls back into her world, old wounds open wide, shattering her ideal life. 

At the center of the mayhem stands Anon, a seemingly benevolent organization with a sinister past of its own. "Helping you realize your dreams sooner," the company promises. But what do they stand to gain? How far will they go to get what they want? And if they make dreams a reality, what about nightmares? 

Only Michelle, a young girl with a strange gift, can defeat the evil threatening her family. But she must face fear, work with the ghosts of her enemy's past, navigate a maze of terror, and make the tough choice to grow up too soon in a world filled with evil and indifference. 

Hold on tight! Anon;a tale of corporate and familial terror that is unlike anything you've ever read.


Recommended: You should consider reading.


About Anon
Available as:  Paperback $13.49 from Amazon.com,  E-book $2.99 from Amazon.com Kindle's Edition  
                                                  Recommended Ages: 17 and Up
                                                             Paperback: 247 pgs.
PublishedJune 27th 2011 by Hydra Publications

For This Review: *Book Copy Provided by Publisher For Review Purposes*

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Release Day Blitz for Flight (The Crescent Chronicles: Book One) by Alyssa Rose Ivy


Alyssa Rose Ivy who happens to be best known for her high action Fantasy Beckoning Light series has just released another Fantasy series titled the Crescent Chronicles. The first of the chronicles is called Flight. Having in the past reviewed almost the entire series of Beckoning Light here at the blog excited for this new one. Just jumped at the chance to participate on Alyssa's Flight Online Book Tour hosted by Bewitching Book Tours.

Discover the Beckoning Light series- Review of Beckoning Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy and Review of Perilous Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Monday, August 13, 2012

Big Fan! Author Interview with Jeff Neal

Jeff Neal's Bio

Jeff Neal
Jeff Neal is a 26 year old Caucasian male. From the dawn of his genesis, he's been heavily inebriated by music and movies, endowing him with a prental awareness sparked the fuse that ignited him into Temple University, where he was spoon fed a secondary education of english and philosophy that spawned the beginning of Awful, Ohio, while strolling down Norris and 12th street in Philadelphia in 2008. Although no longer living in Philadelphia, this prental awareness remained within, following him back to York County, where he currently resides with his beautiful wife. When not selling worms, inventing absurd products, jamming his guitar with sloppy chord changes, and engineering new plot lines for upcoming novels, he enjoys his days with his wife. They both spend their time fending off the demonic mortagage monster that attempts to devour their savings, but also engage in whatever activities attract their rountinely altering interests. Currently, they are fixated with website development and salads.

Visit Jeff Neal's Website: awfulohio.com


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Jeff Neal's Website: awfulohio.com

Goodreads: Jeff Neal on Goodreads



Author Interview
Questions and Answers

Learn About Awful, Ohio-Review of Awful, Ohio by Jeff Neal


1. Jeff thank you for letting me ask some questions and probably taking time from you. Even so really excited! First off, how would you introduce your novel Awful, Ohio to readers who have yet to experience it?

It's a pleasure to answer some questions for you, Cassandra.  

First, I would forewarn them that Awful, Ohio is a fictional extravaganza, that attempts to push the creative boundaries of pop-fiction, closer to the realm of literature.  It's a lyrical, character study on multiple characters, all pursuing conflicting motives.  And hopefully from an explanation like this, the potential reader can then conclude that the finale will be monumental.  

2. If you had to relegate it to a book genre what would it be?

literary farce

3.  How did going to Temple University enrich your writing knowledge and what are your fondest memories of being in Philadelphia?

The great thing about being in Philadelphia, and I imagine any large city, is that you always feel like you're in something.  Whether night or day, if you stare up, you'll see these large, over bearing walls that are entirely encapsulating.  It's literally a like being in a labyrinth.  

Friday, August 10, 2012

T.V. Casual Talk: The Legend of Korra on Nickelodeon "Exciting Season 1 Finale"


General Iroh makes his prominent appearance finally from "Turning the Tides" where we had briefly seen him. Things don't exactly go as expected. As soon as, General Iroh reaches harbor in Republic City his whole fleet gets utterly put down by The Equalists which have to mention was quite the scene! Lots of action and animation movement! General Iroh comes out being the only survivor? by almost dying when there is an attack near his ship. Luckily, he is saved by Korra who happens not to want to sit passively while help for Republic City gets completely demolished. Back underground, Korra and everyone including General Iroh (Welcome to Team Avatar, General Iroh!) realize they now have to come up with a new plan to take out The Equalists. General Iroh ever determined comes up with the idea that he'll send a wire to Captain Boomi , Tenzin's eldest brother, who is also in The United Forces for help. Korra though feels she has to take down Amon now. Her instincts telling her so. General Iroh approves quickly with his belief from Firelord Zuko being the Avatar is always right. While, Mako has his reservations but finally agrees. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Seventh Star Press’s Feel the Fire Contest!


Thanks to Seventh Star Press you can win an array of amazing books and perhaps if your The Grand Prize Winner- A Kindle Fire!

Prizes available are as follows:
All eBook, book, poster art, and art card prizes relating to Seventh Star Press authors directly, as well as the Kindle Fire, and the Amazon.com gift cards will be fulfilled by Seventh Star Press .  eBooks from non-SSP authors featured in the bundles of the first three prizes (Grand Prize and prizes #2 and #3) will be fulfilled by the authors themselves.  These authors assume all responsibility for fulfillment and delivery of their titles to the prize winners. They have been asked to deliver their eBooks in the week following the close of the contest at midnight on September 19th.

Review of Everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton


Overview
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her friends—before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever. 

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she’s forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s...


Recommended: It's not awful.


About Everneath
Available as: Hardcover $10.98 from Amazon.com (And lower prices) / Paperback $12.74 from Amazon.com,  E-book $9.99 from Amazon.com Kindle's Edition Paperback $13.17 from The Book Depository 
                                                  Recommended Ages: 12 and Up
                                                             E-book: 256 pgs.
PublishedJanuary 24th 2012 by HarperCollins / Balzer + Bray

For This Review: *Self-Provided E-book Copy*

Monday, August 6, 2012

Alma Katsu releases her second e-short story in The Taker Trilogy!

The new e-short story will be out for free on Kindle-Amazon.com August 7 - 8 . It's called "The Marriage Price" and it's the story of the run-up to Jonathan's marriage to his child bride Evangeline, told through Evangeline's eyes.

                                                 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Review of Lifeblood (Darkside: Book 2) by Tom Becker


Overview
Follow Jonathan Starling on another creepy adventure on the dark side of town in the highly anticipated second book in the thrilling DARKSIDE series!

A series of unexplained murders on the Darkside of London has Jonathan tangled up in another dangerous mystery. With the help of his ally, private detective (and werewolf) Elias Carnegie, the pair discover that Jonathan's mother was investigating similar murders before she vanished. Jonathan becomes obsessed with solving the crimes and finding his mother. Meanwhile, the Ripper family is involved in a deadly scandal that goes right to the heart of Darkside society and they're watching Jonathan. In his desperation, can Jonathan solve the murders and find his mother before the Rippers find him?


Recommended: Heavily recommended.


About Lifeblood

                                                  Recommended Ages: 15 and Up
                                                             Hardcover: 288 pgs.
                             PublishedSeptember 1st 2008 by Orchard Books

                                  For This Review: *Borrowed Public Library Book Copy*

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