Friday, 29 March 2013

Easter, A-Z and Celebrate

Easter is upon us and for Christians it is a time to remember Jesus Christ who died for sins then rose again. There is also the tradition of the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs. While in Jamaica we are more about Easter Bun, each tradition is precious to the persons who participate in them. So have a great Good Friday and enjoy your weekend and Easter Season.





A-Z Blogging Challenge starts Monday and I'll be ready to roll out the posts. Best of luck to all participants.


Celebrate


I had a lovely week online!

1. Won a three chapter critique from Mark Koopmand through his bloghop.

2. Won giveaways and got ebooks! Yay!

3. Got a tweet response from authour Amanda Hocking. Yes it was about a link for her book not working but she responded and tried to help me out. I was so touched and sent a thank you tweet.

4. Having you guys for yet another week. My blogger buddies and online pals and readers help make my days bright. Thank you all and enjoy your Easter.



Thursday, 28 March 2013

Getting Personal: March 2013

March is nearing it's end and next Monday I'll be busy starting the A-Z Blogging Challenge. In writing news I won another critique this time from Mark Koopmans after taking part in his bloghop. Will be sending him my first three chapters by the end of the week. Also I won an Amazon Gift Card in a giveaway and among the ebooks I bought I finally got Nick's Overcoming Adversity Anthology. Best $4.99 I ever spent on my kindle.  And guess what? I bought Cassa Star by Alex! I was also lucky to get the ebook version of Shatter Me for $2.99, seriously most ebook's by the traditional publishers are between $8-10 at best (worst more) - and I wouldn't be able to purchase anyway. I can't wait for local bookstores to finally get into the kindle age and start selling ebooks.



So this will be my last Getting Personal post until May. But I'll be knee deep Monday-Saturday in A-Z for the next month so...have a good one folks.

Blog On!



Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Christine's Odyssey Book Launch

Today is the book launch of Christine's Oddysey by J.L. Campbell. Read on to find out more and a little self-introduction from the main character.

Howdy. I’m glad you’ve stopped in. My name is Christine and although I’m only eleven, I’m what some adults might call precocious. A lot has happened in my life, some of it bad, but like my dad used to say, good things can result from the bad stuff that happens to us.

To help me celebrate overcoming my challenges, a great gang of authors have teamed up and will be giving away copies of their books. Sweet, yes?

For a chance to win a pair of the books listed, you can do anything included on the Rafflecopter below or on Facebook. However, for those who’d like to win a $10.00 Amazon Gift Voucher, hop on over to the Jamaican Kid Lit Blog to enter for that.

Anyway, I tend to talk a lot, so before I carried away, here’s my story:

Raised in a hotbed of arguments and fights, eleven-year-old Christine Simms is the victim of her mother's cruelty. A domestic dispute ends in tragedy, sending the family into a tailspin.

A shocking discovery sends Christine on a quest to find the stranger who left her behind in Jamaica. Determined to unravel the mystery of her birth, Christine uses every tool at her disposal and treads with courage where no child should.

Thanks so much for dropping in! I hope you win the novels of your choice. I should tell you that you get to choose books based on how the Rafflecopter does the drawing of the winners. So, if your name comes up first, you get to say which pack you want.



Christine’s Odyssey is available in ebook format at Amazon.

J.L. Campbell is a proud Jamaican, who is always on the hunt for story-making material.
She writes romantic suspense, women's fiction and young adult novels. She is the also the author of Contraband, Dissolution, Distraction, Don't Get Mad...Get Even, Giving up the Dream, Retribution and Hardware (written under the pen name Jayda McTyson).
Visit her on the web at http://www.joylcampbell.com

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Monday, 25 March 2013

Writing News: Got Green Blogfest 2.0 Winner, Big Reveal Success and Express Meme

When I decided to participated in the Got Green Blogfest, I was aiming to win. I wanted to get a prize and worked to create the perfect story. The result was Fool's Gold and readers loved it. Who doesn't a story with leprechauns? On Friday March 22 Mark posted the winners. I won a 3 chapter critique! I'm currently excited about sending in the first 3 chapters of a novella that was written about here as Untitled Novella but is now named Kissing a Ghost. There have been some changes since the untitled post including the novella being a stand alone instead of a series. I left it unfinished but have had a few thoughts about it lately. So Mark's prize is a God send. Thanks Mark, congrats all winners, entrants and of course those who read my blog and others in this 'fest.

Also my Big Reveal Post was a hit. When I decided to use Sacrifice Her as my A-Z Blog Challenge theme. I knew I'd have a challenge doing posts all month for a novella that's still unfinished without giving everything away. But now that worry no longer invades my mind on this topic, I'm content that I've done my best for April. See you there.


Books I enjoyed as a child.


I was crazy addicted to these books. Before I got into the world of Harry Potter, Sweet Valley books (especially the High and University series) were where it was at for me.


No this isn't my bookshelf but I have quite a lot of V.C. Andrews books. In high school it was the book I had to seriously save money to buy because of the cost. Would you believe that up to Harry Potter #4 that these books actually were more expensive? Yeah they ran around $500 (JM) a pop and I got my HP#4 for under $400. Today Andrews books cost nearly $800 or more and HP books are between $1500 to over $3000! Whether it was the Gothic feel, or just really great writing, I was drawn into worlds by this author that  I had to know what happened next. 




And the book to conquer them all. I was first introduced to Harry Potter by a friend in my early teens who then lent me her book one. I was thrown into a world of fantasy like never before but it took a few years before I was converted to being a true fantasy gal. Today I can't imagine not buying fantasy/paranormal books every year. When I look at my book collection now, some from high school are actually for older ages than the books I own now. Wild.

P.S.: Next month is the A-Z Blog Challenge so no more Express Meme until May. So ta ta for now.

So that's it. But before you go, check out this cute baby pic (free images rock). I feel just as happy/giddy.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Frailties of the Bond Book Blitz and Celebrate


Today I'm excited to participate in the Frailties of the Bond Book Blitz. I've read the blog of the author Angela Brown and read her book Neverlove. She is a great author and I'm happy that she has created another book for us to enjoy. This blitz is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.


Blurb:


NEO – Network of Extraordinaires and Otherworldlies:


Those who answer the call from NEO play their part in maintaining balance in our ever-changing times. With power-hungry malcontents, jealous gods, and even those with misguided good intentions, the fate of our world has oft been held in the hands of unsung heroes such as those that are members of NEO.
But before NEO, these heroes and heroines had lives, loves, issues and interests that didn’t involve saving mankind.

In Frailties of the Bond, it only takes one bite to change a life


After a hiking trip gone wrong, sixteen-year-old Luca should have been dead. Since then, he’s drifted from one school day to the next, annoyed by the looks of suspicion. When a vampire attack claimed his mother and forced his first shift into animal form, Luca set out for Texas, vengeance bound, only to discover so much more when Aimee crossed his path.

Flesh-born of vampire parents sixteen years ago, Aimee shouldn’t exist. Magic, though, made dreams come true for an undead couple desperate for a child all their own. But this magic came with a price, a cost Aimee discovered after one forbidden bite.

Buy links: Amazon US, Kobo,B&N



Angela Brown in the Pursuit of Publishness blog: http://publishness.blogspot.com/




PIP Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Partners-in-ParanormYA/462052430493091


Author bio:
Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home.

Reading and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time she gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that she really took writing seriously. After all, how could she teach her child to follow her dreams if she hadn't tried herself?

As a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, she favors the magical, mysterious, the darker side of life...even harbors a secret fright for things that go bump in the night.

NEVERLOVE is a special project spawned from a blog-challenge-turned-blog-opera, 
the Abby and Basil affair. It is the first in the Shadow Jumpers series.
FRAILTIES OF THE BOND is the first in a series of novellas and short stories introducing heroes and heroines of the secret organization, NEO – Network of Extraordinaires and Otherwordlies.



This week I have a few things to celebrate.

1. Read a few of my kindle books. Still hundreds to go but it's progress.

2. Got to watch all the Continuum episodes I missed on Monday on SYFY.

3. Participated in a two blogfest this week and had lots fun.

4. Got more writing done. Always a plus.



Thursday, 21 March 2013

Big Reveal & Fraction of Stone Release Blog Tour!‏


The Big Reveal for my A-Z Theme for the A-Z Blogging Challenge is Sacrifice Her: Characters and Book Facts. Sacrifice Her is book one of my novella series The Sacrifice. I plan to release the first four ebooks later this year. In my first A-Z all month long I'll be posting about characters from Sacrifice Her as well as book facts on where the story is set, traditions of the people and so on. So join me next month to be filled to the prim with exclusive pre-knowledge on my exciting dystopian young adult ebook coming hopefully this fall.

There are two mock covers below. The first was made by me, the second designed by Rebekah Ellen Design as a prize from a giveaway.






Fraction of Stone Release Blog Tour



Today I'm ecstatic to be participating in the release blog tour for Fraction of Stone by Kelley Lynn. I met Kelley on blogger early 2012, before her book was published and from what I read about the story knew it was meant to be told. Fast forward to today with her novel being published by Sapphire Star Publishing. So read about her book, buy a copy if you can and enjoy the book trailer and giveaway.




Fraction of Stone by Kelley Lynn
Release Date: March 21st, 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:

Wind tunnels, torrential rains and earthquakes tear apart Casden. The cause of the world’s imbalance is unknown, but the mounting occurrences suggest there’s little time before life ceases to exist.

Rydan Gale and Akara Nazreth are the only humans with the ability to wield magic. The tattoo on their necks and the discovery of an ancient book, dictate they are the key to the world’s survival.

But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isn’t the bizarre creatures, extreme betrayals and magic-fearing men hunting them.

It’s that Akara doesn’t believe the world is worth saving.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16160501-fraction-of-stone

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About the Author:

Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.

Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands.

You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, as well as the group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, . Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.

Kelley Lynn's Links: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

There Comes a Prophet Blog Tour and Debt Collectors



Today I'm participating in There Comes a Prophet Blog Tour which is being hosted by Expresso Book Tour. Scroll down to learn more about this book and read an excerpt.



There Comes a Prophet by David Litwack
Publication date: July 9th 2012
by Double Dragon Publishing
Genre: YA Dystopian

Synopsis:
Who among us will cast aside a comfortable existence and risk death to follow a dream?

A world kept peaceful for a thousand years by the magic of the ruling vicars. But a threat lurks from a violent past. Wizards from the darkness have hidden their sorcery in a place called the keep and left a trail of clues that have never been solved.

Nathaniel has grown up longing for more but unwilling to challenge the vicars. Until his friend Thomas is taken for a teaching, the mysterious coming-of-age ritual. Thomas returns but with his dreams ripped away. When Orah is taken next, Nathaniel tries to rescue her and ends up in the prisons of Temple City. There he meets the first keeper of the ancient clues. But when he seeks the keep, what he finds is not magic at all.

If he reveals the truth, the words of the book of light might come to pass:

“If there comes among you a prophet saying ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the light.”



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AUTHOR BIO
The urge to write first struck when working on a newsletter at a youth encampment in the woods of northern Maine. It may have been the night when lightning flashed at sunset followed by northern lights rippling after dark. Or maybe it was the newsletter's editor, a girl with eyes the color of the ocean. But he was inspired to write about the blurry line between reality and the fantastic.

Using two fingers and lots of white-out, he religiously typed five pages a day throughout college and well into his twenties. Then life intervened. He paused to raise two sons and pursue a career, in the process becoming a well-known entrepreneur in the software industry, founding several successful companies. When he found time again to daydream, the urge to write returned. There Comes a Prophet is his first  novel in this new stage of life.

David and his wife split their time between Cape Cod, Florida and anywhere else that catches their fancy. He no longer limits himself to five pages a day and is thankful every keystroke for the invention of the word processor.

Author Links:
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Excerpts

Excerpt Two: The Teaching
 Thomas stared out, trying to see to the opposite wall. It had to be close, because he could feel his boots pressing against it. But try as he would, he couldn’t penetrate the darkness. There was no glimmer to help, only the darkest dark he’d ever known. No moon, no stars, no hint of light. A dark to haunt one’s dreams.
Sometimes, he’d startle to the grating of the ceiling cover being removed. Light would pour into the room, flooding him with exhilaration…He’d stand, stretch his stiff limbs and look into the plump faces of the vicars surrounding him, seniors all with their decorated hats. They, in turn, would look down on him sympathetically before beginning a litany of the horrors of the darkness.




Excerpt Three: The Secret
 Nathaniel had forgotten his dilemma. The idea of the keep had awakened something in him he thought he’d lost forever.
 “But who’ll solve the puzzle?”
“The founders of the keep believed a new generation would arise that would seek the truth at all costs, even at the risk of their lives. Some few from that generation would take the lead. These would be called seekers, and their task would be to solve the puzzle and rediscover the keep.”
“But what’s in the keep?”
“The chain started so long ago, Nathaniel. Even the keepers don’t know any more. The keep may not even exist.”
“Ancient magic?”
“More. Something the Temple fears. Something that might change the world.”
Nathaniel’s hands were shaking. I’d be a seeker if I could.

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The Debt Collector by Susan Kaye Quinn

From the author of the bestselling Mindjack series comes a new future-noir serial, The Debt Collector. The first episode, Delirium, launches today (3/20).

What’s your life worth on the open market?
A debt collector can tell you precisely.

Lirium plays the part of the grim reaper well, with his dark trenchcoat, jackboots, and the black marks on his soul that every debt collector carries. He’s just in it for his cut, the ten percent of the life energy he collects before he transfers it on to the high potentials, the people who will make the world a better place with their brains, their work, and their lives. That hit of life energy, a bottle of vodka, and a visit from one of Madam Anastazja’s sex workers keep him alive, stable, and mostly sane… until he collects again. But when his recovery ritual is disrupted by a sex worker who isn’t what she seems, he has to choose between doing an illegal hit for a girl whose story has more holes than his soul or facing the bottle alone—a dark pit he’s not sure he’ll be able to climb out of again.

Contains mature content and themes. For YA-appropriate thrills, see Susan’s Mindjack series.

Delirium is approximately 12,000 words or 48 pages and is one of nine episodes in the first season of The Debt Collector serial. This dark and gritty future-noir is about a world where your life-worth is tabulated on the open market and going into debt risks a lot more than your credit rating. You can find out more about the series at the Debt Collector website and facebook page. The Debt Collector newsletter is a special list just for episode releases.

Early Praise
 “The street-smart science of LOOPER meets the cold, just-the-facts voice of DOUBLE INDEMNITY in this edgy, future-noir thriller that will have you holding your breath, looking over your shoulder, and begging for more.” —Leigh Talbert Moore, author of The Truth About Faking, The Truth About Letting Go, and Rouge

“Do you owe more than your life is worth? No worries. A more deserving person than you can benefit from that excess life—and someone else will get paid with it. Enter the Debt Collector.” —Dianne Salerni, author of We Hear the Dead, The Caged Graves, and The Eighth Day (HarperCollins 2014)

The first three episodes of Debt Collector will be released a week apart, starting Wednesday 3/20. The remaining episodes will release every two weeks. Delirium can be found on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, iTunes, Kobo. Or add it to your TBR on Goodreads.

Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the bestselling YA SF Mindjack series. Debt Collector is her more grown-up SF. Her steampunk fantasy romance is temporarily on hold while she madly writes episodes to keep Lirium happy. Plus she needs to leave time to play on Facebook. Susan has a lot of degrees in engineering, which come in handy when dreaming up dangerous mind powers, future dystopias, and slightly plausible steampunk inventions. Mostly she sits around in her pajamas in awe that she gets make stuff up full-time. 


Monday, 18 March 2013

Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest


Today I'm happy to taking part in the latest blogfest hosted by Ninja Captain Alex. Movies can be viewed in all kinds of ways but one thing is clear. For those who love movies there's always a favourite (or two or three) and Alex has decided to let us pick ten. So let's get on with the show.

My Ten Most Memorable Movies

These movies have seared themselves into my brain and nothing short of amnesia could make me forget them.

1. The Godfather


This movie needs no introduction. If you've never heard about it, it better be because you're a ghost from the fifteenth century.

2. Harry Potter Series


Can you believe this movie series is based off a book by an author who was on welfare? The books took off like a rocket and the movies went straight into the stratosphere. Now there's a whole bunch of YA/MG crossovers in the works but Harry Potter will always be remembered as the one who broke the craze wide open.

3. Matrix Trilogy


These movies were the closest thing to great 3D I saw in Jamaica before movies like Avatar in the 21st Century. The special effects and the storyline made this trilogy amazing and today with all the new hype, 2D Matrix movies are still awesome to watch. Neo, Mr. Anderson....who cares as long as this movie is never removed from our minds.

4. The Terminator


I will not explain why this movie is in my top ten. If you need one, I don't want to talk to you.

5.  Toy Story Movies


These movies proved Pixar as an animation mastermind and that computer animation isn't going anywhere. And Toy Story has heart, something that will keep it in our hearts long after the final movie. Like John said, they're not plastic to those who love the movies. They're real.

6. Disney and Pixar Movies

What would we animated movie fans do without Disney movies? I never want to find out. And despite it's youth Pixar has done better than animated studies three times it's age. Below are images from just two classics from each movie studio.





7. Japanese Anime

Anime is a wonderful genre and Japan knows how to do it with style and heart. Below are a few I'll never forget.








8.  The Untouchables


This is my favourite movie of all time. It shows that justice can prevail and criminals are criminals.

9. A League of their own


I'm not interested in baseball but this movie had me glued from beginning to end. I've watched it many times and it never gets old.

According to wikipedia: A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Directed by Penny Marshall, the film stars Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Tom Hanks, Madonna, and Rosie O'Donnell. The screenplay was written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel from a story by Kim Wilson and Kelly Candaele.
In 2012, A League of Their Own was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[2]


10. City of Angels


This movie has Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan at their finest. An angel and human getting together in an epic romance that will love on in infamy. At least that's how I feel about it.



Friday, 15 March 2013

Got Green Blogfest 2.0, Celebrate and Strength

Mark Koopmans is hosting the Got Green Blogfest 2.0. If you have anything Irish to share or want to chat about St. Patrick's Day (March 17), this is the 'fest for you. Below I'm doing a flash fiction about a man chasing a leprecahn. Be prepared for some laughs, tears, and a lesson.



Fool's Gold

Michael ran out in the morning dew. He was determined to find either the leprechaun or it's pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Today his moths of searching would come to an end. Leprechaun gold would make him rich and he'd be able to provide a real life for his wife and finally start a family.

It was nearly a year ago he saw the leprechaun slinking through his cabbage patch. The little man was dressed in green and moved swiftly. Michael remembered the Irish legends and gave chase. But with a cackle the little man vanished. Yet before he did he sang a little song first.

Men always chase me for my gold.
Riches untold if you catch me or
find my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
But know this, every choice has a price.
Keep your house first and search for riches second.

Michael became obsessed with finding the leprechaun and getting to the gold. His wife was left alone for many days. Anytime it rained he wouldn't sleep and afterwards he'd go searching in futility for the end of the rainbow. But today he had renewed hope. He walked many miles following the rainbow colours. Earlier he had barely looked at his wife as he left the meal she'd prepared untouched.

"Today is the day Sheila!" he declared.

As he walked he saw something shimmering in the distance. Forcing his tired body onward he soon came to what he'd sought for so long. A huge pot of gold he couldn't possibly carry on his own.

"So you found me gold."

Michael turned to see the very leprechaun he'd seen in his yard. Up close the little man looked like a tiny vagabond in fine clothes. His teeth were crooked, brown hair unkempt and had green eyes filled with mischief  Michael looked much cleaner despite what he wore. His clothes made of sack cloth and clean rags,  had bright blue hair and his blonde hair like his lean body was soaked with sweat.

"I found your gold, like your song said I'm rich."

"Aw, that you are," the leprechaun agreed, "yet I fear you didn't listen to all my words."

Michael looked at him in confusion.

"You didn't keep your house and now your wife is mine. See, I've been chasing the beautiful yet poor Sheila for years. But she always spurned me for you. Until today, so keep the gold. I have true riches, a woman who has learned to love me," the leprechaun told him and disappeared.

Michael tried to question him but realized he had been transported back to his house. Ignoring the pot of gold he ran into his hut. He called for his wife but soon realized she was gone. Not even taking any of her few possessions with her.

Broken hearted he walked into their tiny kitchen. Their meal was now covered in flies and beside it was a note. He unfolded it and read.

Happy St. Patrick's Day.
I'm sorry.
Goodbye Forever Michael.
--Sheila O'Boyle

Micheal fell to his knees and sobbed.

Celebrate the small things


1. I got a 4.3 on my blood sugar test. The lady at the pharmacy said 3.9 to 6.5 (or something like that) was normal. So my blood sugar's ok.

2. I read and completed The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. Hooray for libraries.

3. Vampire Diaries is back on CW. All new and filled with bite.

Strength by Carrie Butler

I must be the last person to finally talk about this amazing book. Carrie got Strength published through a small press but there's nothing little about the support and praise this novel has received. Scroll down to read about this book yourself.



Title: Strength
Series: Mark of Nexus – Book 1
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Paranormal Romance (PNR)
Release Date: March 07, 2013
Available at: Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Nook, Sony Reader Store, iTunes Bookstore, Kobo, Diesel, and Baker & Taylor.

Synopsis:
When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, her rumor-laced notions are shattered. Handsome, considerate, and seemingly sane, Wallace Blake doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, screaming and banging on the walls of his dorm room. Hell, he doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, period.

Too curious for her own good, Rena vows to uncover the truth behind Wallace’s madman reputation—and how two seconds of contact had left her with bruises. Of course, there are a few minor setbacks along the way: guilt, admiration, feelings of the warm and fuzzy variety…

Not to mention the unwanted attention of Wallace's powerful, supernaturally-gifted family.

They’re a bloodline divided by opposing ideals, two soon-to-be warring factions that live in secret among us. When Rena ends up caught in their crossfire, Wallace has no choice but to save her by using his powers. Now they’re really in trouble. With war on the horizon and Rena’s life in the balance, he needs to put some distance between them. But Rena won’t let go. If fighting is what it takes to prove her own strength and keep Wallace in her life, then that’s what she’ll do—even if it means risking a whole lot more than her heart.


Carrie daydreamed her way through college—until they thrust a marketing degree into her hands, slapped a summa cum laude seal on the corner, and booted her out into a less-than-stellar job market. Instead of panicking at the prospect of unemployment, she used her Midwestern logic to steer into the skid and point her life in the direction she really wanted to go: writing out those daydreams.
Where to find Carrie:
WEBSITE | BLOG | PUBLISHER | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | GOODREADS | GOOGLE+

Where to find Strength:
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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Getting Personal: Touching Movie Scenes

Movies are more than just moving pictures. They can brighten our day or turn us into tear jerking sissies, I mean...tears of sadness? Yeah, I love movies because they can not only be an escape but also an adventure. Below are a few of my favourite scenes from movies. Be prepared some are emotional/tragic.











Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Transcend Time Book Blitz and Express Yourself Meme

Please Note: There will be no post on Wednesday. I'll return on Thursday with Getting Personal post.



Today I'm taking part in the Transcend Time Book Blitz. This tour is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.




Please note: Remembrance is 0.99 for a limited time.

Remembrance
Michelle Madow
Series: Transcend Time Saga #1
Publication date: July 27th 2011
Genre:YA Time Travel
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12177772-remembrance


Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet.

Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's high 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 get him out of her mind?

Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, fighting fate isn't going to be easy.





Vengeance
Michelle Madow
Series: Transcend Time Saga #2
Publication date: December 8th 2011
Genre:YA Time Travel
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12780764-vengeance


How far would you go to get revenge?

When Chelsea Givens discovered that her ex-boyfriend Drew dumped her to be with her former best friend Lizzie, she'd never felt so betrayed in her life. Then her new friend Shannon tells her she can help set things right. Chelsea's willing to listen, but what Shannon wants her to believe -- that she shared a past life with Drew -- is impossible. And what she wants her to do to get him back … well, it's downright crazy.

Could Shannon be telling the truth? And if she is, what lengths will Chelsea go if it means making Lizzie pay?

Find out in Vengeance, the second part of the Transcend Time Saga.

*Vengeance is the short story that bridges the events in Remembrance and the final novel in the Saga.




Timeless
Michelle Madow
Series: Transcend Time Saga #3
Publication date: November 14th 2012
Genre:YA Time Travel
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12933542-timeless


IT'S A RACE AGAINST TIME.

In Remembrance, Lizzie and Drew changed the course of fate so they could be together.

In Vengeance, Chelsea set fate back on its original, deadly path.

Now, strange things keep happening to Lizzie. Things that are omens of darkness to come. A curse has doomed her to die an early death, just as she did in her past life. To make matters worse, even if she can figure out who cast the curse, it's irreversible. There's only one option left for her to save herself. It's crazier than anything she's heard yet, and to do it, she'll need Drew and Chelsea's help.

Because to make things right, they must go back to when it all began ... and Lizzie discovers that the final events in her past life were more sinister than she ever imagined.




Express Yourself Meme: If you could be on any game show....



If I could be on a game show (no reality shows for me) it would be Wheel of Fortune. I'm a big fan of hangman and this version with a wheel that gives you cash if you spin just right is the perfect fit for me. Also I'm really good with letters and phrases and can guess really well. A show I'd never want to touch though, Jeopardy...shivers. Watched too many times when I couldn't get one answer right from home. No way do I want that to happen to me live.


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