Month: August 2012

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Evergreen (Mer Tales #2) by Brenda Pandos

Book Title: Evergreen Series name and #: Mer Tales, Book #2 Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing Release date: 7/29/2012 A kingdom on the brink of war.A king on the fringes of insanity.A family running for their lives. Ash and Fin’s only desire is to be together and dive into their happily ever after, though their conflicting worlds work to pull them apart. Neither is ready … Read More Blog Tour & Giveaway: Evergreen (Mer Tales #2) by Brenda Pandos

Outlines Are Scary

Hello lovelies, Today I’m throwing a little bit of Shop Talk your way. I’m thinking I might do that a little. Anyone up for a Shop Talk Thursdays?          I’m not an outliner. Even in high school and college, when we were asked to turn in an outline with our papers, I wrote them after I was already finished with the whole … Read More Outlines Are Scary

Book Spotlight: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a … Read More Book Spotlight: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Spotlight: Hidden (Firelight #3) by Sophie Jordan

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS BOOK 3 IN A SERIES! MIGHT BE SPOILERY! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the “prince” of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian’s sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows … Read More Book Spotlight: Hidden (Firelight #3) by Sophie Jordan

Updates, Revisions, & WriteOnCon (who’s up for a giveaway?)

So you know how I promised to be more active with my post on writing? Have you guys noticed how miserably I’ve failed? *hides hands in shame* Seriously, I’m horrible.  But I honestly have the best excuses!!! The BEST! Who am I kidding? There’s no good excuse in neglecting you wonderful people! I’m sorry *sobs* I’m trying, really.  Now that we have that out … Read More Updates, Revisions, & WriteOnCon (who’s up for a giveaway?)

Book Spotlight: The Believing Game by Eireann Corrigan

A private academy. A cult leader. A girl caught in the middle.After Greer Cannon discovers that shoplifting can be a sport and sex can be a superpower, her parents pack her up and send her off to McCracken Hill-a cloistered academy for troubled teens. At McCracken, Greer chafes under the elaborate systems and self-help lingo of therapeutic education. Then Greer meets Addison Bradley. A … Read More Book Spotlight: The Believing Game by Eireann Corrigan

Book Haul & Bloopers (watch at your own risk)

Hello lovelies,So just like I mentioned in the video, I don’t know if this middle of the night vlogging is a good idea. Am I scary?Anyway, enjoy all the goodies I got!People I mentioned: http://www.youtube.com/user/thereadablesAmber – http://www.youtube.com/user/AmberPepperAppraising Pages – http://appraisingpages.com IF you’re still with me, leave me suggestions below! What did you get in your mailbox? Hugs and Happy reading!!! Valia

Book Spotlight: Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a … Read More Book Spotlight: Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Book Spotlight: Heaven by Alexandra Ardornetto

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS BOOK 3! IT WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don’t tell Beth’s archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, … Read More Book Spotlight: Heaven by Alexandra Ardornetto

Book Haul of Diversity (& Tiredness)

Hello lovely people,Here’s a book haul for you! I know, it’s a video and everything! Although, be afraid, be very afraid. I’m a rambler in this one. And as you’ll see (and hear) I’m tired so I have an excuse! Enjoy! Special thanks to: ATWA Tours Tor books http:///minaburrows.blogspot.com Brenda Pandos – http://brendapandos.blogspot.com/Jennifer Laurens – http://jenniferlaurens.com/What’s in your mailbox??? Happy reading, Valia

Book Spotlight: Rootless by Chris Howard

Seventeen-year-old Banyan is a tree builder. Using scrap metal and salvaged junk, he creates forests for rich patrons who seek a reprieve from the desolate landscape. Although Banyan’s never seen a real tree—they were destroyed more than a century ago—his father used to tell him stories about the Old World. But that was before his father was taken . . .Everything changes when Banyan … Read More Book Spotlight: Rootless by Chris Howard