Friday, April 29, 2011

Six Moon Summer Review

Six Moon Summer


SM Reine


   Rylie's parents are going through a messy divorce. They send her to summer camp to get her out of the way of their fighting lawyers, but she's just as miserable at the girls' camp as she was at home-- there's nothing vegetarian for her to eat at the mess hall, she hates hiking and archery, and the other campers taunt Rylie mercilessly.

   One night, the bullying goes too far, and Rylie runs away. She doesn't get far. It's a full moon, and she isn't alone in the forest. A wild animal mauls her. She's certain she won't survive.

   Instead of dying, she wakes up unharmed in her cabin the next morning. The only sign that something has changed are the healed scars on her chest, her increasingly keen senses, and her sudden craving for raw, bloody meat. A boy from the other camp seems to know what's happening to her, but Rylie isn't sure if she can trust herself with Seth.

   Rylie soon learns that she only has until the end of summer before she becomes just like the monster that attacked her: a man-eating werewolf hungry for human flesh. Unless she can find a cure, she's only six moons away from transforming forever and losing her life to the hunger...


   Six Moon Summer had me from the very beginning.

   Riley is a girl who gets shipped off to camp for the summer to save her from the trauma of a messy divorce between her parents.

   She immediately finds that she doesn't fit in with the rest of the campers and after a brutal night of dealing with her peers, she takes off.

   Something terrible happens, but she has no recollection of what. Strange things start to happen to her that she can't explain, at least until a sexy boy comes to her rescue.

   I loved that the werewolf in this story was actually the heroine. It was refreshing to see a girl in this kind of a roll for a change.

   The story was exciting and fun to read. I would love to see what happens with Riley and Seth in the future.

I give it 5 Stars
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

An Apple for Zoe - Book Review

An Apple for Zoe

by Thomas Amo


   The City of San Francisco is locked in a grip of fear. A series of occult murders has led, Inspector Thomas James, to a crime scene similar to a murder committed 90 years ago in the once grand Aleris Hotel. A place where power barons of the early 20th Century engaged in witchcraft. And silent film stars indulged in the most wicked of sins.

   A place where no one questions the black smoke the rises from the hotel's incinerators in the middle of the night.


   An Apple For Zoe was amazing. It started out as a crime thriller and turned into something so much bigger. I found myself saying, "where does someone come up with this stuff?" It was simply brilliant. The twist and turns kept my interest peaked and the cliffhanger ending has left me wanting more.

I give it 5 Stars!
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Awesome Review of Stay by Ashton the Book Blogger

Title: Stay
Author: C.C. Jackson

Synopsis (Goodreads):
Callie is shocked when she is ripped from her home in the middle of the night. She is taken to a city that she never knew existed only to find that she has a strange connection to her sexy captor. To top it all off, he tries to convince her that she is not even human. She learns that she is actually a fairy. Not just any fairy, but a fairy who has been destined to become queen of the fairies.
The only problem is that the current queen is a cruel tyrant and Callie will have to fight for the title that she was meant for. She is not completely convinced that this is a life that she wants to live. She would love nothing more than to go back to being the normal human girl that she always thought that she was.
When tragedy strikes, Callie finds that she no longer knows who she can trust. She must learn to survive on her own in a harsh underground world.
She finds herself dealing with the struggles of life and love for the first time. Two gorgeous guys, a bunch of new friends, and a whole new world. Will it be more than she can bear?

My Review:
Very Cute read! I loved how I was transported to this very unique world of The Fae. 
Callie is just an ordinary girl, or so she thinks, until one night she is forcibly taken from the confines of her home, by an ultra attractive man. She can't help feeling the pull and attraction to him and is completely perplexed why. Callie learns from her captor that they are destined to be together, and that she is actually the heir to the throne in Petrona. The Land of The Fae. Fairies.
To make matters worse, the current Queen is a phony and a tyrant who took over after Callie's parents (the true Queen and King) fled the land to protect Callie. Now Callie must choose: run away from her destiny or stay and fight for what is truly hers.
A quick read, really fun. Love the use of magic and the elements. Callie can sure kick some ass.

My Rating:
A cute birthday cake

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Reading Challenge

   I started out trying to read 75 books this year for the Goodreads Challenge, but I kept thinking that maybe I should go for 100. I came across the Book Chick City Challenge and knew that I could do it. I have plenty of new writer friends who have books that I am anxious to read and what could be a better incentive. Wish me luck. :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Check out this awesome giveaway!!!

A Myriad of Books: Half-a-Blogoversary Mega Giveaway!: "It's my Blogoversary, guys!!! 

Okay, so it will be my blogoversary in exactly six months.  It's my Half-a-Blogoversary, anyway, and I fully intend to celebrate A Myriad of Books turning 1/2 a year old.

From April 16th to May 8th, you guys have the opportunity to enter my Half-a-Blogoversary Giveaway.  One lucky grand prize winner will win 6 books of their choice from this lot of YA paranormal romance, fantasy, and science fiction; the second prize winner will win 3 books, which they can choose from the remaining books (1st winner gets 1st choice) 

Giving Away:
-- Virals by Kathy Reichs (hardcover)
-- The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney (paperback)
-- Relic Master: The Dark City by Catherine Fisher (ARC)
-- Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (hardcover)
-- Matched by Ally Condie (hardcover)
-- Swoon by Nina Malkin (paperback)
-- Elphame's Choice by PC Cast (paperback)
-- Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson (hardcover)
-- Pegasus by Robin McKinley (hardcover)
-- Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakly-Cartwright (movie novel, paperback)
-- Sea Change by Aimee Friedman (hardcover)
-- Fallen by Lauren Kate (hardcover)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review of Stay by Jennifer Gwendoline of @stargirlrainbow

Stay is a wonderful paranormal romance. It is fast paced and intriguing and totally absorbing. I really felt like I was there inside the book. It is full of suspense and danger and of course a little bit of romance.

The characters are brilliant, especially the protagonist, Callie. I loved the fact that she is just a normal girl who is thrust into the world of the paranormal and she struggles to accept who she really is: a faerie princess and her rightful place is on the throne as the faerie Queen. I could totally connect with her struggle to accept who she really is and cope with the massive changes that thrust themselves upon her.

I really loved the fact that Callie had to learn how to fly! This book is unlike other paranormal faerie books that I have read where the faeries don't fly. 

I particularly liked the reference to normal everyday modern things like Callie's iPod, the song she was listening to and the vampire novel she was reading. Not only does it give you a insight into who Callie is and what she likes and what she is interested in but it also makes the novel more applicable to today. Most people have an iPod and vampire novels are all the rage at the moment.

I thought the title,'Stay', was very appropriate to the story! The book is essentially about whether Callie should accept who she is and what she is and stay and fight for her rightful place as Queen.

Callie's confrontation with the faerie Queen was brilliant and the romance in the book was passionate and intense. Brokk makes a fantastically gorgeous, crush-worthy hunk. It's no wonder Callie is instantly attracted to him, despite the fact that he kidnaps her. I liked the fact that Callie and Brokk know each other even though she cannot remember. I think this adds a lot of history to the story. 

Overall I found this book to be enchanting and simply lovely with some action and suspense in there too. Callie makes a fantastic heroine.

I hope there will be a sequel and I can't wait for any other books C.C. Jackson has in store for us. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Stepping Back

   I had to take a step back from all of my social networking. It was starting to consume me. I wasn't getting any writing done at all. My house was a mess. I think my hubs was feeling a little neglected. It was just to much.
   I'm still checking in to Twitter and Facebook, but I am not going to allow myself to spend so much time on them. I love all of my Tweeps and Facebook friends, but I just need to write.
   If you have ever wondered how effective social networking is for advertising, I am here to tell you that it is very effective. For the last week or two, I have definitely noticed a drop in book sales. The only other thing that I can say that may have caused such a drop would be spring fever. The temperatures are starting to warm up and folks are getting out more and reading less. At least that's my theory.
   I'm okay with the decline, it needed to be done. If I am ever going to finish writing my current WIP or the sequel to Stay, I need time to write.
   I am anxious to see how big of a role Book Bloggers play on getting your book out there. I have sent Stay out to at least ten over the last couple of weeks. I know not to expect five star reviews, but I have read that any review is good publicity. So, we'll see.
   I did my first interview this week. I am very excited about that. It should be appearing on the Southern Writer's Network blog soon. I hope that you will check it out.
   Back to writing. I hope to talk with you soon.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring Fever

   I know that I should be writing on one of my many works in progress, but this beautiful weather is really giving me spring fever. All that I really want to do is research all of the places that we want to go on our family vacation this summer.
   We love to travel and we always say that one of these days we are going to head out west and see California, The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, etc. We started out a few months ago thinking about a cruise, then we changed our mind again. Colorado, Montana and Yellowstone was our next pick, at least for a few weeks. Now, we are back to Florida. It's really our favorite place to be, and we spend more summers there than anywhere else.
   We would love to move there someday. Our excuse for going is that we can narrow down where in Florida is the best place for us to live. I really think it's just the draw of the tropics. I think I am happiest when I am surrounded by the beautiful turquoise water, the palm trees, and the warm ocean breezes.
    I keep using the excuse that I would be able to write so much better if I were sitting on my balcony overlooking the clear blue. I think it might be working. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
   As of today, our latest in vacation adventure planning has us back in Orlando for Universal Studios and Sea World for a few days. From there we are going to head south to check out Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miami, and maybe a little Key Largo. (How we are going to squeeze all of that in, I have no idea.)  I am so excited, June can't get here soon enough.
   I guess that I should get back to doing what I am actually suppose to be doing, writing. Thanks for reading. :)