Saturday, June 30, 2012

Terrible Storm

An awful storm went through my area yesterday evening. It came so fast, it was

But it was seriously cool though. And as a writer, that triggered new book ideas.

I'll be posting pics when the internet actually comes back on, and I'm not using my mom's HotSpot from her phone. lol

Hope everyone else is alright out there!!!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Shadow Future is on NOOK!

Guess what????

Shadow Future is on NOOK!!

EEEK! I'm so excited!! And as of now, it's only 0.99!! ;))

Check it out:

Yes, I made a collage out of it...I'm very excited, Ok? :P

Here's the link!! It's only 0.99!! :D



Love you guys!!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday 6/27/12

Today I am waiting for...

STAR CURSED (The Cahill Witches Chronicles #2) by Jessica Spotswood

Goodreads page.

Coming 2013.

SO can't wait....


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cover Reveal: Heist Society 3! words. Just...

And the summary...ahh....

Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting—or stealing—whatever they want.

No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale’s family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother’s billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there’s no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won’t let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother’s will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company’s fortune. So instead of being the heir—this time, Hale might be the mark.

Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she’s willing to save her boyfriend’s company if it means losing the boy.
"Perfect Scoundrels" debuts February 5, 2013.

Ok....can't wait. SO can't wait.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

In My Mailbox #4

Here's what's IMM!

LEGACY LOST by Anna Banks. (Goodreads page.)

SEVENTY by Liana Brooks. (Goodreads page.)

PROPHET by Jennifer Bosworth. (Goodreads page.)

THE VINCENT BOYS by Abbi Glines. (Goodreads page.)

and, ANEW by Chelsea Fine. (Goodreads page.)

(these were all either FREE or 0.99!! for NOOK.)


Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who helped with the Shadow Future blog tour! It couldn't have happened without you guys! <3

Thank you to all the people who entered the giveaway, and read the blog posts!!

And thanks to all my characters for helping out...;) I love you guys! hehe

Oh....and Max says hi:

And so does Pearl....

(my dream actor for Pearl! Annasophia Robb <3)


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shadow Future Blog Tour! {1st Stop}: The Begining

Hey everyone! And thanks for taking a chance to follow along with the Shadow Future blog tour!

First off, let me post all the links to the blogs that are helping making this happen:

Dot's Blog

Claire Reads 


Sweet Southern Home

Cross Country Girl

Holiday Blog

Read. Write. Live

Now let me tell you how this tour will work:

Right about now, I am actually at camp, (thank goodness for scheduled posts!) But I'll be back on the 15th. :)

At the end of this post, I will post a RaffleCopter widget at the end of this post and you must get the code and enter it, that's the only way you can. And it's worth 25 points!!
What's the code you ask? Well, at ever stop, they'll be a word, or two words even, that you have to get. Make sure you go in order, so that you don't have to unscramble the saying. (unless you like that time of stuff. hehe)

Are you ready?

Here's the order of the blog tour blogs:

Tour: 14-21 June Here are also the tour dates links and names: Tour Dates Page

Me: June 14th

 Dot: June 15th

Claire: June 16th

Elizabeth: June 17th

Hope: June 18th

Cassady: June 19th

Carrie: June 20th

Hannah: June 21st

And at each stop, there will be a interview at each stop with almost each character from Shadow Future. :) Including me. hehe 

Are you guys ready?






Here's the second word, did you guys find the first? HINT: BLUE

Word: Yourself


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday 6/20/12

Today, I am waiting for EVERBOUND by Brodi Ashton!! The cover was just reveled! Isn't it gorgeous?



Two months ago, the Tunnels of the underworld came for Nikki Beckett. That night, Nikki's boyfriend, Jack, made the ultimate sacrifice. All Nikki wants is to save Jack before it's too late. All Cole wants is to find his queen - and he thinks Nikki is the one. Both determined, both desperate, Nikki and Cole form a tense alliance, leading them on a dangerous journey to The Heart of The Everneath.

Goodreads page.

EVERBOUND hits shelves January 22nd 2013! (SO far away...)


In My Mail Box #3

Here's what's in my mail box this week!

STRUCK by Jennifer Bosworth. (Goodreads page)

My dad posed for me. ;D
TRIBUTARY by Lisa T. Bergren (Goodreads page)
As good as always!!!
 WHAT A BOY NEEDS by Nyrae Dawn (Goodreads page)

I loved the first! Can't wait to start this one. :)
And that's what it's in my mail box this week. :)))


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Review: Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

This is the 34th book I've read this year.

Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.

Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy’s boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.

Kathleen Peacock’s thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spellbinding urban fantasy series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.

Christian beliefs: I'm pretty sure that Mac and her cousin Tess believe in God. 

Other belief systems: None.

Language: Not very much in this book, if there was more, I didn't catch it. Just a lot of using the LORD's name in vain, and them saying "I swear to God I'll..." which is, a big deal.

Romance: There's kissing. And someone talks about a rape drug. (but no one acutally gets raped.) And someone sleeps with someone else. (they just talk about it, you don't have to read it.) And Amy and some other guy share a bed, but that's it. She's scared, and wants someone with her.

Any other bad things: Since there are werewolves, there's killing, and blood, and how some body parts need to stay inside your body...err.....


Good points:

I've never read a book about werewolves before, and this book really surprised me. I like how in the begining, werewolves are condisdered evil, and bloodthisty, but as the story progresses, they're just like us, just...hairy-er. 

Like most main characters, I couldn't really feel Mac. Like, at all. But she was still enjoyable to read about. I think characters who talk the most are the ones I can relate to. (me being able to talk a lot.)

I love Mac's and Kyle's relationship. They seem like great friends, and could. *cough* maybe be more...:)

The mystery is awesome too, I love reading mysteries, I love trying to solve them, and towards the end, I figured it out (mostly) before Mac and the others did.

It's not as scary as everyone says it is either. So you don't have to worry about that. :)

And the way Kathleen wrote the love triangle was GREAT. So all you love triangle haters out there, you'll probably like this one. ;)

Negative points:

Nothing really...:)))

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

Can't wait for book2!


Saturday, June 9, 2012

In My Mail Box #2

Check and see what's IMM!

The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan.
Goodreads page

The Last Olympain by Rick Riordan.
Goodreads page
The Percy Jackson series was one of my faves. Encouraged me to write! :)

I know it's small, I was actually waiting for some other books to come in. But...they didn't. :/ So, it's just these guys!


Friday, June 8, 2012


DONE. I finished my WIP!! When I get back 

from camp, I WILL tell you what it is. ;D: 

Official word count: 51,603.

Review: What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn

This is the 33rd book I've read this year.

Courtesy of watching his mom’s relationships, Sebastian Hawkins knows what girls need to do to get a guy. He has what he considers a PHD in hooking up. When he needs extra cash for a car, Sebastian starts up an online venture as The Hook-up Doctor, to anonymously help girls land the guy of their dreams. Of course, his services don’t offer a happily-ever-after guarantee. He’s seen firsthand getting together never means staying together. 

And then he falls in love… 

With the last girl he would expect…

Totally not in his game plan. 

Suddenly, Sebastian finds himself muddled in the game he’s always prided himself on. He can’t even pick up girls at parties anymore! Why would anyone want to be in love when it turns you into a stuttering, screwed-up, mess with really lame stalker tendencies? Stalking? Totally not his gig. 

But the Hook-up Doctor won’t let himself go down easily. He’s always known how to give a girl what she wants and now it’s time to figure out what a boy wants… and he definitely plans on getting it.

Christian beliefs: Sebastian thanks God once.

Other belief systems: Nope.

Language: The S word, the H word, the D word, the A word. Drove me mad. But I guess that's just how they talk I guess.

Romance: Sebastian is the Hook-Up doctor. So he helps people hook up by giving them advice they have to pay for. He also hooks himself up, and he does it often. And it grossed me out. Of course, no one ever had sex, but there was a lot of kissing and touching going on....
And Sebastian falls in love, so they touch and kiss each other. And in my opinion, I wouldn't want to be touched like that until I was married...but that's just me.

Any other bad things: They go to a party, and Aspen gets drunk, and a guy takes advantage of that, but Sebastian saves her! (yay!) 


Good points:

Nyrea's writing is really good. She really knows how to get people close to her characters. In some books, I don't feel the main character, I'm feeling all the other characters. But with Sebastian, I could really understand him.
Aspen was such a creative name!! At first, I thought it was another 
Pris sounded like me. If someone was hurting my friend, they were going to get it.
And Jaden was super cool, him and Sebastian just got along so well!!

I think Nyrae did a great job getting inside a guy's head when she's a girl. And she knew what a guy was like too. She knew that they were very visual creatures, and she just nailed it.  Everything my mom ever told me about guys was in this book. lol

Negative points:

I didn't like all the kissing and touching. And swearing of course, but that was about it. 

This book was a very quick read, so I don't know what else I would say. lol

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday 6/6/12

Today I am waiting for....

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout coming August 14th 2012 Entangled Teen!

Goodreads page


Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is the 32nd book I've read this year.

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule
 #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. 
And that would kind of suck.

Christian beliefs: Nope.

Other belief systems: They're the decedents of the Greek gods. Well...mostly, the REAL demigods are gone, and these people don't have as much power, they don't even know which god is related to them. There are the Pure bloods, and the half-bloods, the Pure bloods are the first class people, if the boat was sinking, they would be in the lifeboats first. The half-bloods technically do all the dirty work for the Pure bloods, and if a half and a pure are caught dating and such, the half would be in HUGE trouble, but the Pure would be let off easy. I know...totally not fair.

Language: The usual list of words....the D word, the H word, the A word. It seems like Jennifer's books always have a lot of words. And instead of using the LORD's name in vain, they use GodS.

Romance: This is another book that has a girl who's pretty much willing to give up her virginity...Alex talks about how she's irritated that she's the only virgin at the Convent. (who does that??!!)  And Alex "almost" loses her virginity, and she's very upset about it: "I was seconds away from losing my virginity, FREAKING seconds." There's also kissing, and hugging, and a lot of guys like Alex, and some use her as ways to get their girlfriend to be jealous. Of course, Alex doesn't let those kind of guys touch her, which I'm proud of her for that. 

Any other bad things: There are these things called daimons. (pronouced, DEA-MON) And they kill mortals for fun, and drain half-bloods of there blood, which has aether in it, which is what they like to eat, and they can turn pure bloods into daimons if they wanted. It's a very sad process. 
People die, and Alex and other people get tagged, which is where a daimon bites you, and leaves a scar.


Good points:

I like reading Jennifer's books. They have cool and new ideas. Half-Blood was better written than Obsidian was. And it was also a very quick read, it didn't take me long to finish this book. (2 days) and I loved the new twist on the Greek myths and such. (but Percy Jackson will always be my fave.)

Alex is cool, she has a kick butt tude, she doesn't care what comes out of her mouth. Aiden was SUPER cool, I'm Team Aiden all the way, and I'm usually not the calm sensitive boy team. But Aiden was kind and nice, and you could really tell that he cared about Alex, and did what was best for her. (most of the time...)
Seth didn't come in for awhile, but when he did, I loved him right away. Alex and him insult each other, even though he's the Apollyon. Who has mad power and all that really cool stuff. (but I'm still rooting for Aiden.)

Since Alex was pulled out of the Convent by her mom for 3 years. (then her mother died. :() Alex has to start her training over, with the help of Aiden. Some of the other half and pure bloods are mean and rude to her, and since Alex isn't afraid to say anything, or hit anything, they get on her nerves alot, and Alex almost gets expelled, and sent to be a servant, at her step father's home. So most of the story is about her trying to finish training, and get back on track before school starts, and not getting kicked out of school.

Negative points:

I don't like all the language they use, what are the chances that every single person at the Convent swears? And of course, the adults don't. And the fact that people can just throw the word virginity around like it's nothing drives me nuts. Some people don't understand that your not supposed to 'loose' it before you actually get married. It was sad to how Alex think like she wanted it gone.

But, all in all, I liked this book, and I will be ordering Pure here soon. ;D

Rating: 4 out of  5 stars.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mark Your Calenders!

Mark your calenders guys!! I have the Blog Tour dates!

                                                                           Banner by Hope R.! 

June 14th: Here!!

June 15th: Dot's Blog

June 16th: Claire Reads

June 17th: GCA Bible Class

June 18th: Read. Write. Live

June 19th: mycrazyfarmlife

June 20th: Sweet Southern Home

June 21st: Cross Country Gal

I'm really excited for this tour to start! :D Make sure you check out EVERY stop! They'll be a secert message you'll need to get before you can enter the GREAT giveaway I have planned!! :D

(They'll be a couple words at each stop.)


Monday, June 4, 2012

what's up?

Hey everyone! I knew I should probably post something besides a

Shadow Future comes out in 18 days! Can you believe it? I can't. Gettin' nervous.

I answered some questions for Max today for the blog tour. Can't wait for you guys to read what he has to say. ;D

Also, I'll be gone for camp on the 10th, until the 15th, so make sure you guys check out MY blog, this page your on now, to read the very first blog post, or the tour will probably make NO sense. FYI.

I hope you guys had a great Monday! I did, but I wish I ate Ok, BYE!


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Review: EVERNEATH by Brodi Ashton

This is the 31st book I've read this year.

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...

Christian beliefs: Nope.

Other belief systems: This book was a retelling of the myth of Persephone. You know, the one about Hades liking Persephone, and how he just had to have her, so he kidnapped her...did you get it? Ok. So there's myths about the Ancient Greeks, which I love.

Language: The S shirt is used, and so is the D word. But that was it. :)))) And it wasn't used all the time, just when it was 'needed'.

Romance: Kissing, hugging, nothing too forward, which I really liked. :)

Any other bad things: The Everneath is like hell, so every human that goes to down with a Everling is liked a Forfit. And once the Feed is gone, they either get to Return to their old life, or go to the Tunnels. And if you choose to Return, the Tunnels will come for in in 6 months. So it might not be something to read to a child, but I didn't scare me.
The Feed happens once every 100 years. Where a Everling takes a Forfit down and they have to stay in a coccoon like place, and the Everling will Feed off their emotions. It keeps the Everlings alive.


Good points:

I had been following Brodi on Twitter for awhile, but I never got around to acutally reading her book. I hadn't even read the summary yet. But when I read the summary, I was like...oh yeah, Greek myths. And since Percy Jackson, I hadn't really read any good Greek myth stories. And I needed one. And this was did a pretty good job of it.

I loved the whole 'love triangle' thing. It wasn't really a love triangle but Cole and Jack both cared about Nikki, but she only really felt drawn to Jack, even though she had spent 100 years with Cole in the Everling.

I couldn't really connect with Nikki very well, I felt like I could connect with Cole way better than any other character. Nikki seemed quiet in most places, and then happy in others. And when she spoke, there wasn't any emotion in her voice really. But she did seem like someone I would like to be friends with.

Jack is the name of my pet goldfish, so my fish was in love with Nikki. ;) I wasn't really rooting for Jack, I'm a bad boy girl. Even though I would never want to date one, so I was all for Cole. And Cole had such a great name, it just fit with her personality so well. And he had blonde hair! Ah! Another quality I love in my fictional crushes. ;) (that and curly hair...)

Negative points:

I didn't like how the scenes went really fast, they sound like my books with their in the editing process, fast, and not staying in one scene long enough. I also didn't like how Nikki didn't just tell her dad where she'd been. It probably would have not made him think she had been using drugs and all that. And how he made her go to community work, parents like that drive me nuts. O.o lol

All in all, I really enjoyed this book, but the ending was so sad! Everbound better come out soon, and the novella from Cole's point of view! :p

Rating: 4 and a half stars out of 5.