Saturday, March 31, 2012

March Monthly News

Welcome to the March edition of Monthly News!
Hope the luck o' the Irish was with you.


BOOKS:
1. Tempest - Julie Cross (recommend)
2. My Soul to Take - Rachel Vincent (recommend)
3. Ravens - George Dawes Green (recommend)
4. Farsighted - Emilyn Chand
5. Unspent Time: Omnibus - Graham Parke
6. Eve Eden VS The Zombie Horde - Suz Korb
7. The Book of Lost Fragrances - M.J. Rose (recommend)
8. The Way - Kristen Wolfe (recommend)
9. Pandemonium - Lauren Oliver (HIGHLY recommend)
10. Sarai - Jill Eileen Smith (recommend)
11. Night Sky - Jolene Perry (recommend)


PAGE COUNT:
10575


PRODUCTS:
1. Funny Irish T-shirts
2. Woman of God Wristband


Yearly Total: 38 Books, 3 Products


FREDA'S FAVE FIVE (In No Particular Order):
1. Tempest
2. My Soul to Take
3. Ravens
4. Pandemonium
5. The Way


BOOK OF THE MONTH:



SPONSORED GIVEAWAYS:
1. LitFuse Giveaway Save the Date March 8


SPONSORED POSTS:
1. Promgirl.net
2. Some News with a Freebie


AUTHOR INTERVIEWS:
1. With Tara McTiernan
2. With Jacqueline Gardner

#38: Night Sky - Jolene Perry

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After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements, and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is good. Jameson needs distraction – his dad leaves for another woman, his mom’s walking around like a zombie, and Sarah’s new boyfriend can’t keep his hands off of her.
As he spends time with Sky and learns about her village, her totems, and her friends with drums - she's way more than distraction. Jameson's falling for her fast.
But Sky’s need for honesty somehow doesn’t extend to her life story – and Jameson just may need more than his new girl to keep him distracted from the disaster of his senior year.

Kindle Edition: 337 KB
Publisher: Tribute Books (February 21, 2012)
ASIN: B007C5TMLE

Author Bio:
Jolene grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in political science and French, which she used to teach math to middle schoolers.
After living in Washington, Utah and Las Vegas, she now resides in Alaska with her husband, and two children. Aside from writing, Jolene sews, plays the guitar, sings when forced, and spends as much time outside as possible.
She is also the author of The Next Door Boys and the upcoming Knee Deep.


My Opinion:
Sweet.
That's my final emotion.
I loved the characters, especially Skye, and how their stories were connected. I liked the author trying to show us how not to be rebounded, after being brokenhearted.
It all came together rather sweetly, and I enjoyed it a lot.
It isn't the fiery kind of romance that most books are, but very subtle and innocent. Which is more romantic in my opinion.


3.5/5


Recommend? Yes, to girls 16 and up.


~I received a copy from Tribute Books. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Friday, March 30, 2012

#37: Sarai - Jill Eileen Smith

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 Sarai, the last child of her aged father, is beautiful, spoiled, and used to getting her own way. Even as a young girl, she is aware of the way men look at her, including her half brother Abram. When Abram finally requests Sarai's hand, she asks one thing--that he promise never to take another wife as long as she lives. Even her father thinks the demand is restrictive and agrees to the union only if Sarai makes a promise in return--to give Abram a son and heir. Certain she can easily do that, Sarai agrees.
But as the years stretch on and Sarai's womb remains empty, she becomes desperate to fulfill her end of the bargain--lest Abram decide that he will not fulfill his. To what lengths will Sarai go in her quest to bear a son? And how long will Abram's patience last?
Jill Eileen Smith thrilled readers with The Wives of King David series. Now she brings to life the strong and celebrated wives of the patriarchs, beginning with the beautiful and inscrutable Sarai.

  • Paperback: 317 pages
  • Publisher: Revell; Original edition (March 1, 2012)
  • ISBN: 9780800734299
Author Bio:
Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling author of Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, all part of the the Wives of King David series. Her research into the lives of David's wives has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. She lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

My Opinion: 
I love biblical stories, especially when a great author can bring them to life. This book is a great example of that. Telling you a story, that most are familiar with, and giving you a wider look at what it must have been like in that time.
And we think we have struggles now, could you imagine life without tv, internet or even running water?? Well it happened, and so did these stories.
I think anyone who knows who Abraham is would enjoying reading about his wife. She was more than just a pretty face. She was a courageous, strong and independent woman for that era. And a delight to read about.


4/5


Recommend? Yes!

~I won my copy. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 69 with me!


Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.

It's that simple.

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Did Lot plan to allow his household to participate in gaiety, to watch the act of sacred marriage or pretend the moon god had died and somehow come to life again?







Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Get to Know Author Jacqueline Gardner

Top of the day to you readers! I hope you are all fairing well.

Today we have author, Jacqueline Gardner visiting to talk about her book, Thoughtless, and answer a few more burning questions I have. If I left anything out that you'd like to know, just leave her a comment below.

So Jacqueline, please tell us about, Thoughtless.
 THOUGHTLESS is a YA supernatural thriller about a mind-reader named Bridget.  During a high school football game, Bridget accidentally stumbles upon a dead body in the janitor’s closet.  There’s a killer out there.  And worse, the killer knows Bridget’s secret.  The one time she actually embraces her talent, it’s useless.  Bridget can’t figure out who’s blackmailing her, who killed Stacey, and why she can’t hear her boyfriend’s thoughts! 

 Who or what inspires your writing?
 Since I was little (probably around eight years old) I’ve kept an idea journal next to my bed.  There have been many nights where I’ve woken up, turned on the light, and jotted down a dream I just had.  When I read it later sometimes it makes sense.  Sometimes it doesn’t!  But all my initial inspiration for a story starts with an idea I’ve written down

 When did you know you would be a writer?
 I didn’t study Creative writing or English in college but when I was in high school I put “write a book” on my mental bucket list.  I had no idea what the book would be about, how old I would be when I finally wrote it, or if it would even be published.  I just knew I wanted to do it.

 How long did it take you to write your first novel?
My first manuscript was very very long, and it took me about 9 months to write.  When I was finished, I’d given birth to an incredibly lengthy, horribly wordy, manuscript of mixed genres.  Though that manuscript will never see the light of day, I still consider it my baby.  It taught me a lot. 


What is the hardest part of writing for you?
 Finding the time to sit down and get it done.  There are times when I can’t type fast enough, and times when I can’t concentrate enough to even write a sentence.  I bribe myself with naps, nail polish, and cupcakes.

 Do you have any writing rituals?
 Nothing specific, but I need noise!  It doesn’t matter if it comes from the TV, radio, or the neighbors outside.  I can’t write in absolute silence.  Especially when I’m working on an intense scene.  Sometimes I can freak myself out! 

 Have you written anything else?

 Yes!  I have another book out called MUTINY, and next month I’ll be publishing my third, JADE.  Both are novels for young adults.

 Any advice to aspiring writers?
Accept all criticism with an open mind.  And when the time comes, make the leap.  Because putting yourself out there is scary.

 Who are your favorite Authors?
I have so many!  But my love of storytelling started with one author in particular - Roald Dahl.

 What are your favorite books, or which book has impacted you the most?
I’ll always have a soft spot for Roald Dahl, but I honestly admire any author who has the courage to be honest and up-front in their writing.  I remember reading, SPEAK in high school.  I was floored.  The honesty in that book is inspiring.   


What are you currently reading?
 Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. 

 How do readers find out more about you?
 They visit my blog/ author website www.jacquelinegardner.com.  They can also follow me on twitter.  I tweet @Writer_Jacque.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

#36: Pandemonium - Lauren Oliver

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I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do. The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her. I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame.
Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (February 28, 2012)
ISBN: 9780061978067

Author Bio:
Lauren Oliver was previously an editorial assistant at a publishing company in New York. A graduate of the University of Chicago and the MFA Program at New York University, she is now a full-time writer. She divides her time between Brooklyn, New York, and anywhere her friends will let her crash on their sofas. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, running, dancing, and yes, long walks on the beach (or, more practically, along New York City streets). Please visit her on the web at www.laurenoliverbooks.com.


My Review for Book 1, Delirium.

My Opinion:
Now I'm done this book and am asking myself if there is going to be more? I really hope so. Now that there is a triangle of sorts, I want to know how that will play out.
Another beautifully written story by Lauren. Taking readers on a deep journey through a world that is not so far fetched, but imaginable enough to steal your interests.
I like Lena even more in this book than the first. I just wish she would learn to trust herself more. Maybe in book 3 she will have that self-confidence.
This is definitely a series I am still recommending to readers, but make sure to start with Delirium.


5/5


Recommend? Only after reading Delirium.


~I won my copy. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Monday, March 26, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

SHOULD BE READING


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No one knows what to expect at the third encampment, or whether there will even be a third encampment. Since Tack and Hunter never made it home, we can't know whether they successfully buried supplies just outside of Hartford, Connecticut, roughly 180 miles south of Rochester, or whether something happened to them along the way.

Woman of God Wristband


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Rubber bracelets stated with Lance Armstrong's effort to join those living with cancer under a one organization, they got popularized with the name of Cancer Awareness Bracelets.
The rubber bracelet fashion was spurred up by a few other main disasters, which needed instant and kind funds.
The unisex rubber bracelets made of silicone at first pleaded to people's wish to assert their loyalty to a specific cause later they become a fashion style.
Some of the bracelets are embossed with a slogan, such as, "Support Our Troops," as well to a multi-colored design or symbol.
These are color synchronized to their reason, so nationalistic bracelets carry red, white, and blue stripes.

ChristianSiliconeWristband.com rubber bracelets are priced lower than other sites. We also offer 100% free shipping on all our wristbands.


My Opinion:
I was sent a wristband for review.
And while I don't think I would wear it to an elegant or romantic dinner, I will wear it on those days I feel I need God to fill me up with his strength and love. I will wear it as a reminder there is always an ear for us in God.


3/5


Recommend? Why not?! Who doesn't love a wristband?!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 68 with me!


Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.

It's that simple.

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His hands tighten on the sides of the podium and release. For a moment, there is silence. Someone in the audience coughs.



#35: The Way - Kristen Wolf (With Giveaway)

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Anna is a fiery tomboy living in ancient Palestine whose androgynous appearance provokes ridicule from the people around her and doubt within her own heart. When tragedy strikes her family, and Anna's father—disguising her as a boy—sells her to a band of shepherds, she is captured by a mystical and secret society of women hiding in the desert. At first Anna is tempted to escape, but she soon finds that the sisterhood's teachings and healing abilities, wrapped in an ancient philosophy they call "The Way," have unleashed an unexpected power within her.
When danger befalls the caves in which the sisters have made their home, Anna embarks on a hazardous mission to preserve the wisdom of her mentors by proclaiming it among ordinary people. Her daring quest and newfound destiny reveal, at last, the full truth of her identity—a shocking revelation that will spark as much controversy as it does celebration.
Anna’s story is one of transformation, betrayal, love, loss, deception, and above all, redemption. Readers will cheer for this unforgettable protagonist—and for debut novelist Kristen Wolf, whose beautifully written book both provokes and inspires. A compelling mix of history, myth, and fantasy, The Way is a fascinating exploration of the foundations and possibilities of human spirituality.

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Crown (July 12, 2011)
ISBN: 9780307717696


Author Bio:

Kristen Wolf is a mother, writer, and filmmaker living in the Rocky Mountains. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University and holds an M.A. in creative writing from Hollins University. This is her first novel.


My Opinion:
This is one of those books that you really need to take your time reading, absorbing every word, feeling every emotion, becoming part of every setting.
I couldn't get enough of this story.
It was like walking alongside Jesus, only while reading.
Very beautifully written, I sincerely want to read more from this author!
And lastly I will mention it is a Oprah Book Club selection, and after reading it, I get why.


5/5


Recommend? YES!!!


~I received a copy from FSB Associates. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

AND NOW THE GIVEAWAY.....
Thanks to Leyane & FSB, I have 1 copy up for grabs!
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#34: The Book of Lost Fragrances - M.J. Rose

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A sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets, intrigue, and lovers separated by time, all connected through the mystical qualities of a perfume created in the days of Cleopatra--and lost for 2,000 years.
Jac L'Etoile has always been haunted by the past, her memories infused with the exotic scents that she grew up surrounded by as the heir to a storied French perfume company. In order to flee the pain of those remembrances--and of her mother's suicide--she moved to America. Now, fourteen years later she and her brother have inherited the company along with it's financial problems. But when Robbie hints at an earth-shattering discovery in the family archives and then suddenly goes missing--leaving a dead body in his wake--Jac is plunged into a world she thought she'd left behind.
Back in Paris to investigate her brother's disappearance, Jac becomes haunted by the legend the House of L'Etoile has been espousing since 1799. Is there a scent that can unlock the mystery of reincarnation - or is it just another dream infused perfume?
The Book of Lost Fragrances fuses history, passion, and suspense, moving from Cleopatra's Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet's battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris. Jac's quest for the ancient perfume someone is willing to kill for becomes the key to understanding her own troubled past.

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Atria Books (March 13, 2012)
ISBN: 9781451621303

AUTHOR BIO:
M.J. Rose (www.mjrose.com) is the international best selling author of eleven novels and two non-fiction books on marketing. Her next novel THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES (Atria/S&S) will be published in March 2012.
Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in many magazines and reviews including Oprah Magazine. She has been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, USA Today and on the Today Show, and NPR radio.
Rose graduated from Syracuse University, spent the '80s in advertising, has a commercial in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and since 2005 has run the first marketing company for authors - Authorbuzz.com
The television series PAST LIFE, was based on Rose's novels in the Renincarnationist series. She is one of the founding board members of International Thriller Writers and runs the blog- Buzz, Balls & Hype.
She is also the co-founder of Peroozal.com and BookTrib.com.
Rose lives in CT with her husband the musician and composer, Doug Scofield, and their very spoiled and often photographed dog, Winka.


My review of book 3, The Hypnotist is HERE


My Opinion:
Thankfully, even though this is a series, you can read these books as stand alones. I read the third and now fourth, and don't feel lost in any way.
Actually I loved this book!
The idea of scent and the power they can actually hold is quite and interesting thought. Mix it in with some past lives and you got a hit!
Really I had a lot of fun reading the suspenseful part surrounding the brother Robbie. It went by rather fast because it was so fast-paced.
Suspense and mystery lovers everywhere are going to enjoy this one!


4.5/5


Recommend? Definitely!


~I received a copy from the publicist. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Monday, March 19, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

SHOULD BE READING


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Early dawn paused before flushing across the desert. The sun, still dressing in her illuminated robes, remained hidden.

Giveaway: EBook: Eve Eden VS The Zombie Horde - Suz Korb

Kidnapped by a vampire, epically farted on by a pug and dragged through the pits of Hell. Welcome to Eve Eden’s world in the small and strange town of Twin Forest.
Eve has goals. She has dreams and ambitions that don’t involve staying in this weird, podunk town. When supernatural forces collide, dropping her into the heart of England, she’s not pleased. When Eve said she wanted to get the heck out of dodge, she didn’t mean getting transported into a castle dungeon.
A hellish incident turns Eve’s hair white. She can’t explain a slight attraction to a vampire who’s been sent to kill her. Can life get any worse? Apparently it can, because just around the corner at Twin Forest’s cemetery--waits the zombie horde.


Did you read my review from earlier today??? You can find it here.

Thanks to Suz Korb and Betwitching Book Tours, I have 1 ecopy up for grabs in any format you wish.
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#33: Eve Eden VS. The Zombie Horde - Suz Korb

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Kidnapped by a vampire, epically farted on by a pug and dragged through the pits of Hell. Welcome to Eve Eden’s world in the small and strange town of Twin Forest.
Eve has goals. She has dreams and ambitions that don’t involve staying in this weird, podunk town. When supernatural forces collide, dropping her into the heart of England, she’s not pleased. When Eve said she wanted to get the heck out of dodge, she didn’t mean getting transported into a castle dungeon.
A hellish incident turns Eve’s hair white. She can’t explain a slight attraction to a vampire who’s been sent to kill her. Can life get any worse? Apparently it can, because just around the corner at Twin Forest’s cemetery--waits the zombie horde.

Kindle Edition: 485 KB
ASIN: B006BC5OR0


Author Bio:
Author Suz Korb writes supernatural comedy-horror novels with a splash of paranormal romance. The first novel in her Bedeviled trilogy, Eve Eden vs. the Zombie Horde, is a young adult adventure tale of hellish proportions.
Visit Suz at her website.


My Opinion:
Who wouldn't want to stretch their imagination and see what unfolds? I did when I saw the synopsis for this book. I knew it would be something that stretched my imagination and took me very far from anything in the real world.
Would I want a kid reading this book? No, but an older teenager, yeah, okay. There is a mass amount of violence in this book.
I felt it had too many elements at times, and jumped around between situations and settings a little too often for my liking, but the actual premise and plot was full of action and adventure.
I loved the romantic ending too, took me by surprise.
The favorite thing for me was Thunderbug, the Pug. You will immediately know why when you read the story.


3/5


Recommend? To anyone over 16.





~I received a copy from Bewitching Book Tours. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 67 with me!


Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.

It's that simple.

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"Who has this tool?" Gu Zhen asked. "And do you care what happens to him?"



#32: Unspent Time: Omnibus - Graham Parke

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Warning: reading this novel may make you more attractive to the opposite sex and elevate your random luck by about 9.332%*
(*These statements have not been evaluated by anyone of consequence.)

From the award winning author of ‘No Hope for Gomez!’ comes a collection of 20 impossible tales. Permeating the cracks between the past and the present is the realm of Unspent Time. Pockets of ‘should have been’s and ‘might have happened’s. Time that was allotted but never spent. In this realm we find the stories that could have been true.
Such as the story of Kiala, whose aunt and caretaker disappears one day, leaving her as the sole Huntress to battle the giant octopi to feed her village. Or the revealing tale of Goki Feng Ho: the ancient Chinese art of decoding the meaning of car license plates. And the heartbreaking story of the man responsible for choosing the colors of the insides of your shoes. As he toils away in obscurity, his work impacts society in ways we’ll never fully comprehend. And let’s not forget the story behind Unspent Time itself, the metaphysical ramifications of which will leave the scientific community feeling mostly indifferent about it for decades to come.

Kindle: 306 KB
ASIN: B007EVPK30

My review of No Hope for Gomez is HERE


My Opinion:
These are short stories, I am sure fictional, from the interesting and hilarious mind of Graham Parke. Most of them I really enjoyed, and they left me thinking about them afterwards, and only one I wasn't crazy about, Goki Feng Ho. I loved Sunday Brunch, Favorite White Bones, What I figured Out So Far and It's Her Birthday, After All! Each was different, in its premise and even theme, but they didn't clash reading one after the other.
The one thing I really loved though, is after some stories the author tells you idea behind the tale, and it personalizes it more for the reader.
I think short story fans will like this one a lot.


3.5/5


Recommend? To short story lovers, yes!


~I received a copy from the author. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Get to Know Author Tara McTiernan

Howdy readers!
Have I got a treat for you. Author, Tara McTiernan is here to talk about her new contemporary fiction book, Barefoot Girls, and answer a few questions for us. She has also kindly offered up an ecopy of her book to a lucky reader. See the giveaway after the interview.

So Tara, please tell us about your book.

First of all, thank you for interviewing me on your blog, Freda! I’m excited to be able to reach out to your readers and let them know about my new women’s contemporary fiction novel, Barefoot Girls. The book is currently available in ebook only; the print version will be released this late spring/summer.
Official Product Description:
When her hometown newspaper reviews Hannah O’Brien’s newly released novel, the nature of her book is called into question when the reviewer suggests it is a memoir depicting her neglectful alcoholic mother – Keeley O’Brien Cohen, the most beloved of the Barefoot Girls - a little too accurately for fiction, citing rumors rather than sources.
Deeply hurt and betrayed, Keeley cuts Hannah out of her life. Desperate, Hannah does everything she can to apologize and explain, but her pleas fall on deaf ears. Meanwhile, the rest of Hannah’s life starts to unravel, pushing her to risk her engagement to Daniel, the one man who had been able to scale the high walls around her heart. At the eleventh hour, the Barefoot Girls are able to convince Keeley to send Hannah the keys to the Barefooter house, the home and heart of their friendship. Barred from their clubhouse since she was twelve, Hannah grabs the chance to visit the little shack filled with memories and perched at the tip of Captain’s Island in the Great South Bay on Long Island, New York.
As Hannah battles to come to terms with her equally blessed and troubled childhood and understand her mother and her sister-close friends, she’s confronted with the power of forgiveness and the dangers of holding on to the past.

Who or what inspires your writing?
 All kinds of things: a view, a song, a person, a dream. Often other people’s stories inspire me – whether it be written or in a movie or even in a song. I love the way great stories can affect our lives so deeply by changing the way we view the world, opening our minds, taking us to places we had only dreamed of.

When did you know you would be a writer?
 When I was a little girl and wrote my first story at the age of eight. I loved telling stories verbally, too. I was fairly famous in my grade school for being a “natural writer” according to many. One teacher in particular, Mrs. Hannigan, my teacher in fourth grade, took me under her wing and made me a bit of a teacher’s pet. Not very good for my social life – teacher’s pets are rarely liked by their peers - but it was great for my writing.

How long did it take you to write your first novel?
 My first novel, written when I was in my twenties, was written in a year, and then re-written to death for about two years. The original manuscript was completely destroyed by all the re-writes, but the process taught me a great deal.

What is the hardest part of writing for you?
 Getting stuck in a story and not being certain about the direction or questioning the direction a story is going. Usually this is a sign that I’m going in the wrong direction and need to back up, redraft.

Do you have any writing rituals?
 Not really – just forcing yourself to sit and do it is the key. Even when I’m nervous about it, I really just try to remember that it’s starting that’s the hardest.

Have you written any thing else?
 In addition to my first trunk novel and Barefoot Girls, I’ve written many short stories, some of which have seen publication in literary magazines.

Any advice to aspiring writers?
 Start by reading a lot of fiction. Then make yourself write a lot and plan on all of it being terrible for the first year or so. The first million words are usually pitiful – full of copy-cat work, cartoonish characters, ridiculous story lines, and over-description/lack of forward motion. While writing those first million words, it’s a good idea to pick up some of the better books on writing (On Writing, by Stephen King, Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell, The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes by Jack Bickham, etc.) and study them.

Who are your favorite Authors?

 I have far too many to list – I could fill up a book with names of authors I adore.

What are your favorite books, or which book has impacted you the most?
 Same answer, except it would be three or four books filled with names of novels and stories and their authors.

What are you currently reading?

 I’ve finally bitten the bullet – I’m reading The Hunger Games. What a great story! And such fantastic tight pacing!

How do readers find out more about you?
They’re very welcome to check out my blog for more information and news about upcoming releases, sweet deals, and other good stuff!

Thanks Tara for answering our burning questions.
If you have a question for Tara that was not asked above, then here is your chance to ask it and possibly win an ebook.

Teaser Tuesday

SHOULD BE READING


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Something's vibrating against my head.
My phone. I fumble around knocking it off the nightstand. It's three o'clock in the morning. What the...?

Monday, March 12, 2012

#31: Farsighted - Emlyn Chand

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Alex Kosmitoras's life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he's blind. Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all.
Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival--an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to "see" the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future.

Kindle Edition: 445 KB
Print Length: 226 pages
Publisher: Blue Crown Press (October 17, 2011)
ASIN: B005WXFG54


F.Y.I... Emlyn will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so make sure to leave a meaningful message.




My Opinion:
I'll be honest with you, I had a hard time getting past a blind guy being able to use a computer to Google people. Fathoming that is impossible to my brain.
If you can get past that, to the mystery and the paranormal stuff, at times it's pretty cool.
While I liked the story, I don't know that it's one I'm going to race out to read the next book in the series. It had great elements, psychic abilities, romance and suspense, but the story just didn't over-excite me.
I know lots of people who will like it though, and plan on letting them know about this story.


2.5/5


Recommend? To people who like psychics and things of that nature.


~I received a copy from Goddess Fish Promotions. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 66 with me!


Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.

It's that simple.

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The exterminator shrugged. "It appears a pack of ghost rats has nestled between your walls. Kind of ironic, when you think about it. That's why the traps and pellets weren't working. The rats couldn't smell them, on account of them being dead."



Promgirl.net

Spring is finally in the air, and soon all the buzz will be about proms, graduations and weddings.
Promgirl.net has all the things you could ever need for each of these events, and much more.
They have a range of cocktail dresses, formal dresses, and prom dresses, all in short or long lengths to suit your tastes.
They even have accessories, shoes and jewelry! How cool is that?! You can get all your needs in one place!
It really is a perfect way to make your day or night the most fashionable of occasions, and be a princess through it all!


~I am receiving a pair of shoes for compensation for this post. The shoes had no effect on my opinion or anything written here.~

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

#30: Ravens - George Dawes Green

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The Boatwrights just won 318 million dollars in the Georgia State lottery. It's going to be the worst day of their lives.
When Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko pull up at a convenience store off I-95 in Georgia, their only thought is to fix a leaky tire and be on their way again to Florida-away from their dull Ohio tech-support jobs. But this happens to be the store from which a 318,000,000 million dollar Jackpot ticket has just been sold -- and when a pretty clerk accidentally reveals to Shaw the identity of the winning family, he hatches a ferociously audacious scheme: He and Romeo will squeeze the family for half their prize.
That night, he visits the Boatwright home and takes the family hostage, while Romeo patrols the streets nearby, prepared to murder the Boatwrights' loved ones at any sign of resistance. At first, the family offers none. But Shaw's plot depends on maintaining constant fear-merciless, unfaltering terror-and soon, under the pressure, everyone's sanity begins to unravel . . .
At once frightening, comic, and suspenseful, RAVENS is a wholly original and utterly compelling novel from one of our most talented writers.

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (July 15, 2010)
ISBN: 9780446538978


My Opinion:
When I saw this book was chosen by Stephen King as one of the best books of 2009 I knew it had to be something good. And it was.
It flitted back and forth between the characters, all in the same moment but doing different scenes. It was good though, you always felt present with each character, and that is crafty writing in my books.
This would make a great movie now that I think of it, a really great movie!


5/5


Recommend? YES!!!


~I received a copy from Hachette Book Group. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

SHOULD BE READING


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Clio kept telling herself no, she wasn't going over there. Never. Never debase herself by showing up at Tara's house.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

#29: My Soul to Take - Rachel Vincent

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She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen; Original edition (August 1, 2009)
ISBN: 9780373210039



Author Bio:

Rachel Vincent is the author of the Shifters series, about a werecat named Faythe Sanders, who is learning to define her own role in her family and fighting to claim a place in her Pride.
Rachel's young adult series, Soul Screamers, debuted on August 1, 2009. My SOUL TO TAKE is the first in the series, about a teenage bean sidhe (banshee) trying to balance a normal high school experience with the terrifying, hidden world she's just discovered. Soul Screamers Book 5, IF I DIE, will be available on October 1, 2011.


My Opinion:
I'm so glad I finally read this book. It's been sitting around here for a long while and I finally made the time to sit and read it.
It didn't disappoint. A very edgy and gripping story from start to finish. I enjoyed the little bits of romance too, but especially loved learning about bean sidhes. Interesting characters they are.
Add me to the list of people who loved this book!


5/5


Recommend? YES!!!!!


~I won my copy. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Giveaway: The Blood Sugar Solution - Dr. Mark Hyman


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Friday, March 2, 2012

Funny Irish T-Shirts


Funny Irish T-shirts is a website solely based on providing fun t-shirts for Irish themed customers. They have heritage t-shirts, funny sayings, and t-shirts that are aimed at St. Patrick's Day.


My Opinion:

I received a funny sayings t-shirt, that I can wear around St. Paddy's day.
It says, "Stop Staring at my Leprechauns".
I find that hilarious! Yes, I have an odd sense of humor. The shirt fits perfectly, for women who wear a medium, this size small in men's fits exactly the same.
The only criticism I have, is on a shirt with a saying like this, the logo needs to be down a little more. Thankfully I have smaller breasts, because if they were bigger, the leprechauns would be above my boobs. That would be hard for others to read and make the joke not work as well. So lower the graphic.
Other than that, it feels nice against my skin, and washed good. No rips or tears after a washing, so it's decent quality in my opinion.


4/5


Recommend? For your Irish or St. Patrick's Day needs, yes!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 65 with me!


Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.

It's that simple.

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She could have been his older sister. His very hot older sister. Aunt Val would hate her...



#28: Tempest - Julie Cross

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The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.
That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.
Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition (January 17, 2012)
ISBN: 9780312568894


My Opinion:
I love this book!
There was one part that you need a box of tissues for. Seriously, I was blubbering like a baby. Some of you might be put off by that, but don't be. It's a good thing that this book could invoke those emotions in me. The end was a little sad too, but more the bittersweet kind.
The rest of the story had some much action, suspense and thrilling stuff happening that I flew through this one pretty fast. I just couldn't get enough!
I know a lot of people who would love this story, especially paranormal or sci-fi fans. The time jumping thing in this story is different from most and I found quite interesting at times.
Definitely a book I recommend.


5/5


Recommend? You betcha, yes!!!


~I received a copy from St. Martin's Press. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

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