Sep 27

Blog Tour: Rise of Xosha Guest post, Character Bio and Book Spotlight!

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Without further hesitation, the author’s thoughts:

I have often been asked “Why Xosha” and now that the story is finally ready to be told, I figured it’s time to answer that question..

 

                I have been writing for as long as I can remember. The first thing I ever wrote was a poem called “Valentine Bee” which was about one of my favorite small toys. I was either four or five when I wrote it and remember every word to it nearly thirty years later. Around that time I also wrote a Pagan Children’s Prayer because I was so scared to sleep in my room so I would say my little handwritten prayer and hoped the gods heard it.

Sep 25

ARC Review: Hereafter by Kate Brian

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Title:  Hereafter
Author:  Kate Brian
Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date:  October 1, 2013
Page Count: 320
Where I got it:  Publisher via Netgalley
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 17.99
Format I read it in: eARC

Challenges:  2013 ARC Reading ChallengeNetgalley Knockout Challenge

 

 

 

Description/Blurb:

Sep 18

BWRTours Presents: A Review of The 228 Legacy by Jennifer J. Chow

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CoverTitle: The 228 Legacy
Author:  Jennifer J. Chow
Publisher:  Martin Sisters Publishing
Publication Date: July 25, 2013
Page Count:  322
Where I got it:  Author/Netgalley
Where you can get it:  Amazon
How much: List Price 16.95
Format I read it in: eARC

 

Challenges:  2013 ARC Reading ChallengeNetgalley Knockout Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

Description/Blurb:

Three generations in an all-female Taiwanese family living near Los Angeles in 1980 are each guarding personal secrets. Grandmother Silk finds out that she has breast cancer, as daughter Lisa loses her job, while pre-teen granddaughter Abbey struggles with a school bully. When Silk’s mysterious past comes out—revealing a shocking historical event that left her widowed—the truth forces the family to reconnect emotionally and battle their problems together.

Sep 09

Blog Tour Guest Post And Spotlight: Handling Negative Criticism by David R. Bennett, Author of Cry of the Wolf

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Title: Cry of the Wolf

Series: Destiny Phoenix #2

Author: David R. Bennett

Publisher: Freaky Fiction Writing (http://freakyfictionwriting.wordpress.com/)

Release: August 30, 2013

Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18097257-cry-of-the-wolf

 

 

About the Book:

 

 

Destiny, Brandon, Chris, Michelle, and Sandra enter the town of Jasper Springs, Louisiana on their way to meet some important people out in Atlanta. They are here to stop and get some rest and refuel before continuing on.

Sep 09

Blog Tour: Character Bios for Cry of the Wolf by David Bennett

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Character Bios.

 

Destiny Phoenix

Destiny is a 16 year old PIA agent. On her 16th birthday, a day normally relegated to getting your driver’s license. That did not happen. She lost her parents. Found out she had a twin sister, her best friend; and a brother, whom she’s never seen, that she remembers. Furthermore, she married her boyfriend, Chris Carpenter. During that same day she learned that she is an angelic slayer born human with ties to the memories of her maternal ancestors.

Sep 08

Rabid Reader Recap (11) 9/1/2013 through 9/8/2013

This post is in something of a similar style to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, as well as Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea; and Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

     

For the happenings this week, it has been fairly quiet.  Had the school open house that my kids decided to tell me about oh, about 30 mins before I had to be at their school.  I was thrilled at the nature of the last minute scramble, but I did make it there and all was well.  No major issues were reported, only some minor things that can be easily overcome so I was fairly pleased.

Sep 08

ARC Review: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

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Title:  Antigoddess
Author:  Kendare Blake
Publisher:  Tor Teen
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
Page Count:  336
Where I got it:  From Publisher for review
Where you can get it:  Amazon
How much: List Price 17.99
Format I read it in:  Print ARC

 

 

Challenges:  2013 ARC Reading Challenge

 

Description/Blurb:

The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author ofAnna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake.

Old Gods never die…

Sep 06

Review: Shadowlands by Kate Brian

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Title:  Shadowlands
Author:  Kate Brian
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date:  January 8, 2013
Page Count:  338
Where I got it:  Borrowed from a friend.
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 17.99
Format I read it in:  Kindle ebook

Description/Blurb:

Rory Miller had one chance to fight back and she took it. Rory survived … and the serial killer who attacked her escaped. Now she must enter the witness protection program. At first it seems like her family’s new home may be just the fresh start they need. But just as they’re starting to feel safe again, one of Rory’s new friends goes missing. Is it a coincidence? Or is the nightmare beginning all over again? New York Times best-selling author Kate Brian is back with a haunting new YA series packed with dark twists and turns.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sep 04

ARC Review: Knees by Vanita Oelschlager

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Title:  Knees: The mixed up world of a boy with dyslexia
Author:  Vanita Oelschlager
Publisher:  Vanita Books
Publication Date:  May 1, 2012
Page Count:  128
Where I got it: Publisher via Edelweiss
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 9.95
Format I read it in: eARC

Challenges:  ARC August Challenge2013 ARC Reading ChallengeNetgalley Knockout Challenge

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Sep 02

August Challenge Statuses!

Well, August was actually a pretty Decent month for me, in terms of how I did for my challenges

2013 ARC Reading Challenge:  Current count as of right now is 50 review books read for the year.  This includes both print an digital books thus far.  If you go up to miscellaneous, most of them should be tagged under the challenges.  I have already far exceeded my goal on this one and I intend to keep going!

2013 Banned Book Challenge Hosted by Buckling Bookshelves

I have finally read 1 book on this list.  I am sorely and sadly behind on this one, but I will get there!