Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top 10 books for 2014

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As we perpare to say good bye to another year I thought that I would take a look back at some of my favourite books of 2013.

There were some truly incredible books that I read  this year, so it made it very hard to pick my favorite books of this year. 

1* teardrop by Lauren Kate
2* shine by Jeri ready smith
3* If I should die by Amy Plum
4*  the bone season by Samantha Shannon
5*  hidden by Marianne Curley
6* man made boy by Jon Skovron
7*  warm bodies by Isaac Marion
8* The dark heroine by Abigail Gibbs
9* Revealed by pc cast Kristen Cast
10*Spellcaster by Claudia Grey

Happy new year

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Shattered is now available!!!

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Shattered by Jeri smith ready is now available for free

http://www.jerismithready.com/books/shattered/

Amazing if you loved the series you will love this

Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday recommendation Need series

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Looking for something magical theses holidays ? Check out Zara and the crew from Need



Need (Need, #1) by Carrie Jones

Pain shoots through my head. Fireworks. Explosions. All inside my brain. The white world goes dark and I know what's about to happen.

Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.

She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you'd have to fear

Captivate (Need, #2) by Carrie Jones

He smiles. It's a wicked smile. Kind but not kind. Handsome but dangerous. Feral almost. I can see why Nick nearly killed him, Nick... I ask again, "Why were you in the road?" "I was waiting for you."

Zara and her friends thought they'd solved the pixie problem. And they did - sort of. The pixie's are all locked away, deep in the woods. But the king's needs grow stronger each day that he is in captivity, while his control over his people weakens. And it's enough to draw a new king into town. Astley claims he is different. He claims there are pixies who can live peacefully with humans, that it doesn't have to be all violence and nastiness all the time. Zara wants to believe him...until Astley also claims that she is fated to be his queen.

There is no way Zara would ever turn pixie. And she's got good friends who will make sure of that. Besides, she and Nick are so in love they're practically inseparable. But when they very thing Zara wants to protect most is exactly what's at risk, she is forced to make choices she never imagined

Entice (Need, #3) by Carrie Jones

Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that's not quite how things have worked out. For starters, well, Nick is dead. Supposedly, he's been taken to a mythic place for warriors known as Valhalla, so Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. But it's taking time, and meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going missing every day. An all-out war seems imminent, and the good guys need all the warriors they can find. But how to get to Valhalla? And even if Zara and her friends discover the way, there's that other small problem: Zara's been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn't turned into just any pixie. . . She's Astley's queen.

Endure (Need, #4) by Carrie Jones

It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling

Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .

Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Holidays recommendations shade trilogy

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Looking for a story with mystery love and death the these holidays pick up Jeri ready Smith shade trilogy.

SHADE —  BOOK 1

Love ties them together. Death can't tear them apart.

Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last.

Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.

Well, sort of.

Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan’s violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.

It doesn't help that Aura’s new friend Zachary is so understanding—and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.

As Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart…and clues to the secret of the Shift.

SHIFT — BOOK 2

Aura's life is anything but easy. Her boyfriend Logan died, and his slides between ghost and shade have left her reeling. Aura knows that he needs her now more than ever. She loves Logan, but she can't deny her connection to the totally supportive, totally gorgeous Zachary. And she's not sure that she wants to.

Logan and Zachary will fight to be the one by her side, but Aura needs them both to uncover the mystery of her past—the mystery of the Shift.

As Aura's search uncovers new truths, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets...and her heart.

SHINE — BOOK 3

The final chapter of the critically acclaimed SHADE is now in stores, in both hardcover AND paperback!

Read the first chapter and exclusive SHINE teasers.

No other love has burned so bright

Life can change in an instant, and no one understands that better than Aura. It’s been almost a year since her boyfriend tragically died. She’s finally letting go of Logan’s violet-hued ghost, but not her search to uncover the truth about her past.

As the first in a generation that can see ghosts, Aura is convinced that she has a connection to the Shift. She’s trusted Zachary, ever patient and ever by her side, with all that she knows. But when the government threatens his life in an attempt to learn Aura’s secrets, she will stop at nothing to protect herself and the one she loves...even if that means betraying her own heart.

http://www.jerismithready.com/books/

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday recommendations

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Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents rules; especially the one about never opening the mysterious, old box in her father's office. But when her dad is murdered, and her college savings disappear, she's tempted to peek inside, as the contents might be the key to a lucrative chemistry scholarship.

To improve her odds, Jill enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde, who has his own dark secrets locked away. As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they recreate experiments based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize, but to save Tristen's sanity. Maybe his life. But Jill's accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk everything, even Tristen's love just for the thrill of being . . . bad

Out of Control- December Blog Tour

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Laughing, I took her hand and led her to the kitchen. She grabbed a slice of pizza and hopped up onto the counter where I had set her when I was making her breakfast. I caught a glimpse of her panties as my t-shirt lifted slightly. She took a big bite. “Mmmm.” Yeah, that’s exactly what I was thinking, but not about the pizza. “Greasy enough for ya?” I asked as I grabbed a slice and hopped up on the counter across from her. “Oh, yeah,” she said, swinging her bare, sexy legs. She tipped her head back and held the slice above her mouth. The cheese dangled from the corner of the slice, and as she lowered it down into her mouth, I fidgeted. She chewed slowly with her eyes closed, savoring it. Her lips parted, allowing her tongue to lick the sauce from them. Pizza had just become my favorite food. 
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Title: Out of Control 
Series: Losing Control book 2 
Author: Desiree Wilder 
Publication Date: September 14, 2013 
Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC

**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.
Gia's fantasy about having a wild sexual encounter with a man who craves her has been fulfilled. Now she must face her own demons if she wants to hold onto him...
Gia begins to open up to Ethan about her troubled past and failed marriage. As a result she is finding out how fulfilling slow and easy can be. However, just as she's beginning to feel comfortable enough to share some of her secrets, something unexpected happens, her past begins to resurface. A past with a dark road, one with secrets so disturbing she'd rather be alone than have to face them again.
Ethan finally got to meet the woman he'd been fantasizing about for the last ten years and gave her the most carnal sexual experience she'd ever had...
Ethan reveals his secret to Gia about watching her go in and out of 'The Lock' every summer for the last ten years. He also comes clean about who he is. Now if she'd only do the same and be honest with him about who she truly is. He wants something more; he wants to build something real together. Gia surprises him by showing him how passionate fast and hard can be, but just as things are going as he'd hoped, Ethan realizes it may not be that simple. Gia needs to face her past...
Will Gia shut him out completely? Or will she finally let him see the real her?
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Gia and Ethan’s Playlist
Poison – Talk Dirty To Me
Tesla – What You Give
Pat Benatar – All Fired Up
Whitesnake – Slow An’ Easy
Def Leppard – Lets Get Rocked
AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
Mötley Crüe – Kickstart My Heart
Trixter – Only Young Once
Ratt – Round And Round
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll
Cinderella – Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)
Skid Row – I Remember You
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“Do you want some more wine, Gia?” Ethan asked from the kitchen.
“Are you trying to get me drunk?” I asked him, grinning to myself.
“I don’t know, should I be?” Now he was looking down at me from the back of the couch, smiling.
“I don’t know,” I said shaking my head. “I get pretty horny when I get drunk.”
“You mean, hornier than you usually are?” He held up his hand, which was already holding a bottle of wine. “I gotta see this.” He filled my glass all the way to the rim.
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Total Control (Book 3) COMING SOON
Gia’s finally had a taste of what her life could be like with Ethan, and boy what a taste he was, but can she face the demons she’s pushed down so deep, that even she forgot how ugly they were, and live that life with him… As Gia takes the first steps to finding herself again after years of depression and guilt, she feels hopeful. Ethan is everything she’s ever wanted, and more. He’s allowed her to open up and be herself for the first time in a long time. He’s also awakened her sexually, but maybe too much. Can she harness the want to explore, the need to experiment, long enough to return to Ethan’s arms and accept all that he so desperately wants to give her, or will she succumb to the temptations which always seem to be licking at her, like flames from a dangerous fire? Just as she thinks she’s got it all under control, the ugly truth pays her a surprise visit. Ethan finally has everything he’s ever wanted. A successful business, a strong team, and a budding relationship with Gia, the woman of his dreams, but can he hold onto her long enough to show her that he’s the man of hers… As much as Ethan hates to be separated from Gia, he knows how much she needs the treatment she decides to ensue. He loves her sexual appetite and willingness to please and be pleased, but he wants so much more, he wants all of her, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Can he set aside his fear and jealous tendencies long enough to receive them from her, and when he’s faced with the ugly, will he be able to handle the heartbreaking truth, or will it be more than he bargained for?
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Desiree Wilder- author image
Desiree Wilder was born in South Dakota and grew up in a small town where she thrived in school and developed a love for reading and writing. Her younger days were filled hanging out with her older brother and younger sister riding bikes, playing board games and watching General Hospital. As a teen she became less interested in learning academics and became more interested in learning how to get into mischief without getting caught. As an adult, Desiree loves cooking, shopping, reading, concert-going, camping and spending time with her crazy yet supportive family. She’d rather take the dirt road and crank up some eighty’s rock or some good ‘ol Hank Jr. than the paved fast track.
Just recently she started writing and something inside her came alive. It fulfilled her and unexpectedly took over what had become a robotic daily routine. She is a hopeless romantic and believes in love at first sight. Nowadays you can catch her doing ‘research’ for her next book at a concert or getting inspired for her next leading man in the romantic comedy section!
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday recommendation

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Why not add Daughter of Smoke & Bone  to your holiday reading list

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war. This is not that world. Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it. In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life. While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope. But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream

Monday, December 9, 2013

Day 3 recommendation

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Todays recommendations is one of my favourite series and is perfect for those who love a good love story with a twist

The Hollow (The Hollow, #1)by Jessica Verday

A love like no other...

When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead...and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special.

Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her -one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity

The Haunted (The Hollow, #2) by Jessica Verday

An impossible truth. An impossible love.

After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with--the boy who must not exist, cannot exist, because she knows that he is dead--Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, ready to leave the ghosts of her past behind. She throws herself into her schoolwork, her perfume-making, and her friendship with Ben, her cute and funny lab partner, who just might be her ticket to getting over Caspian once and for all.

But Abbey can never get over Caspian, and Caspian has no choice but to return to her side, for Caspian is a Shade, and Abbey is his destiny. They are tied not only to each other, but also to the town of Sleepy Hollow, and to the famous legend that binds their fates--a legend whose dark truths they are only beginning to guess....


The Hidden (The Hollow, #3)by Jessica Verday

A love that knows no bounds.

Abbey knows that Caspian is her destiny. Theirs is a bond that transcends even death. But as Abbey finally learns the full truth about the dark fate that links her to Caspian and ties them both to the town of Sleepy Hollow, she suddenly has some very hard choices to make. Caspian may be the love of her life, but is that love worth dying for?

Beautifully spun, emotionally gripping, and irresistibly romantic, The Hidden will leave you breathless

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holiday reading list.day 2

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Today's selection is one of my favorite series . It's is the The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie stiefvater .

Genre Romance, fantasy, young-adult fiction

Book 1: Shiver

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without.

Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Book 2 : Linger

In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

Book 3: Forever

When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their loved moved from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.

That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be killed in one final, spectacular hunt.

Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one boy and one love really change a hostile, predatory world? The past, the present, and the future are about to collide in one pure moment - a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas holiday reading list

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With the holidays approaching we are all looking for good books to curl up with so each day I will be posting a couple suggestions. These are mine and my readers suggestion. Today's are

The Garden of Eden (The Eden Chronicles #1) by L.L. Hunter

Eden Daylesford is a sixteen year old Nephilim girl stuck smack bang in the middle of a war between angels and demons. And the bad thing is that she shares both of their blood. When her mother takes her to the Michaelite Sanctuary in London to try to get rid of the deadly trait that has started to appear – one that hasn’t been seen in a long time – it could stop Eden from forming any sort of relationship with anyone, including the tempting Asher. Eden has no idea just how powerful she is…

Will she learn to embrace her new ability and accept her new role, or go back to her old life of an ordinary human teenager?

Will she be tempted?

The enticing first book in the spin off novella series to The Legend of the Archangel. Set after events in The Chronicles of Fire and Ice.

The Secret Butterfly Trail by Zushka Biros

Troubled by my past and seeking a new life, I suddenly found myself homeless and meandering through the heart of the Midwest. From New Mexico, I traveled to Michigan to live with my son and his family. With nothing but a bike and a backpack, I made my way through the trails of southwestern Michigan. Two thousand miles away, my ex-husband's suicide drove me into the winter of my deep despair. Reconsidering the choices I had made in my life, I did what was for me, the unthinkable. I traveled back to my hometown in New England which I had left 21 years earlier. On a quest to find a final resting spot for my ex-husband's ashes, I found more. In death, he led me back home to face what I had run from in the first place - myself. This is a story of death and rebirth, of despair and hope, a journey of a my lifetime. Less

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Random fact

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There have been over 20,000 books written about the game of Chess.

Monday, December 2, 2013

House of night Revealed by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast

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SYNOPSIS

Drastically altered after her fall at the endof Hidden,Neferet is now more dangerous than ever—and her quest for vengeance will wreak havoc on humans,as well as Zoey and her friends. Chaos is loosedinTulsa and the House of Night isblamed. Can Zoey stop Neferet in time to keepher anger from escalating to full-on war? Or will someone else have to stepin to take the fall?

The House of Night series is an international phenomenon,reaching #1 on U.S.,German,and UK bestsellerlists. Now, in the eleventh and penultimate installment of the series,the actionismore intense andthe stakes even higher as Zoey and her friends battle to protect theirschool andhome from devastating evil—all the while balancing romances, precarious friendshipsandthe daily drama of the House of Night's halls.

Review

P.C Cast and Kristin Cast are incredible story tellers and   revealed is another great example of the abilitys.

We join Zoey and her friends as they continue there battle for good vs evil. In the hopes that finally you're going to get a break.

That's what Zoey hoped would happen after saw Neferet fall from her balcony rooftop. But boy, was she wrong. Not only is Zoey in search for Neferet now, but she also is having boy dramas . She has Stark, her Warrior & Guardian. Also her lover. But now she has Aurox who confuse the situation becouse deep in Aurox is the soul of  Heath.
Will Zoey be able to figure out her troubles? Or will all this drama cause Zoey to finally snap?
Though this story is fiction the are some great lession and issues addressed through out the story .

Zoey dealing with Old Magick, & Thantos the new High Priestess of the House of Night, trying to bring back the Old Traditions. & Thantos Warrior is a fallen Warrior from Nyx. He is angel, with black wings, Kalona.

To understand this book,  you need to have read the whole series you can not start in the middle
This series was recommend to me and I can not recommend it enough . I am always excited with P.C. Cast comes out with a new book. Plus this series is rumored to be  to be made into a movie. But don't wait

Monday, November 25, 2013

Random fact Monday

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the most uninteresting book ever written is the calculation of pi to two million places, in 800 pages. Just think of the TV special that could be made from this script.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Jump by Sean Williams

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Jump by Sean Williams tells the story of  Clair, anverages a 17-year-old who lives in Maine, goes to school in California, has a best friend who lives somewhere in Sweden, and has a crush on a boy who lives in Shanghai. This is possible becouse of transportation known as d-mat, which moves people all over the world in minutes.

when Clair's best friend Libby hears about a way to improve her self . she becomes determined to change herself. Clair is determined to get her friend back and soon finds herself in the world of Stainers who abstain from using the d-mats.

One of those who help Clair is Q who seems to live only in the virtual world of information called Air that everyone is connected to. Clair also becomes friends with a Stainer boy named Jesse who has gone to school with her since they were young but who had always been an outsider.

The story is filled with action as Clair is on the run trying to get away from numerous enemies. She doesn't know who she can trust.

Description

Clair lives in a world revolutionised by d-mat, a global teleport system that allows people to transport themselves instantaneously around the world. When a coded note promises Improvement -the chance to change your body any way you want, making it stronger, taller, more beautiful - Clair thinks it's too good to be true, but her best friend, Libby, is determined to give it a try.

What starts as Libby's dream turns into Clair's nightmare when Libby falls foul of a deadly trap. With the help of Jesse, the school freak, and a mysterious online friend called Q, Clair's attempt to protect Libby leads her to an unimagined world of conspiracies and cover-ups. Soon her own life is at risk, and Clair is chased across the world in a desperate race against time.
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ISBN:

9781743315866

Australian Pub.:

November 2013

Publisher:

Allen & Unwin

Monday, November 18, 2013

Random fact Monday

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Les Miserables by Victor Hugo has one sentence that is 823 words long. When Vic wrote to his editor inquiring about their opinion of the manuscript, he wrote, “?” They answered, “!”

Stay with Me Cover Reveal

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“Stay with Me” coming November 2013…



Synopsis:
Allie Marshall, PA student, and Dr. Donovan Callahan have overcome such intense drama in their short relationship.
Dealing with thoughts of Claire, his ex who sits in jail for murdering her husband, to Allie's secret past, has been extremely stressful. From the day they met, it has been hot and heavy; both of them giving into their wants and needs. The pair have thrown caution to the wind and...just went with their hearts.
All seems well, finally, and Allie is letting go of her insecurities, which could ultimately threaten to be her downfall. That is, until someone from Donovan's past decides to make a surprise and unwelcome appearance at a wedding the couple attends.
A shocking announcement is made that will force Allie to question everything about Donovan-- his honesty, his character, even his feelings for her.
Will this be the final straw, or will this be a test of strength of their feelings for each other?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



AC Marchman lives in Virginia with her husband Dan and their three children, Hannah, Jacob and Sarah. 

By day, she is a wife, mommy, and an x-ray tech for a doctor's office. By night (and nap time) she is a writer. 

She loves spending time with her family. She also loves to read. Her favorite authors being EL James, Sylvia Day, James Patterson, and Tess Gerritsen.







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Friday, November 15, 2013

Sue and Tom Cover Reveal

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Sue and Tom Cover Reveal 

Coming November 2013…


SYNOPSIS:

* Book #2 in the Yearbook Series *

Sometimes life gives us a second chance at love…

The last thing Sue Orso is looking for is love. It’s been twelve years since she caught her cheating husband in bed with the next door neighbor and swore off men. But when she runs into Tom Alexander at their 20th high school class reunion, Sue starts to wonder if love would be better the second time around.

Tom has never forgotten Sue. She was the one girl in high school that he would have liked to have dated – but she was always taken. When he catches up with her after 20 years, his heart feels the same. Only this time, Sue’s not attached.

Just when their relationship seems to be heading in the right direction, tragedy strikes and jeopardizes their future.

Will they be robbed of a second chance at love?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Buffy Andrews is an author, blogger, journalist and social media maven. Oh – and wife, mother, sister and friend.

By day she’s a journalist, leading an award-winning staff at the York Daily Record/Sunday News, where she is Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications and social media coordinator.


You will find her on a plethora of social networking sites, from Twitter and Facebook to RebelMouse and NewHive. She loves social media and loves to connectwith her fans via the various platforms.


In addition to her writing blog, Buffy’s Write Zone, she maintains a social media blog, Buffy's World.


She is also a newspaper and magazine columnist and writes middle-grade, young adult and women's fiction. You won’t want to miss the first book in her upcoming series, “The Yearbook: Gina and Mike.”.


Buffy says that some of her fiction ideas pop into her head at the most inopportune times. She has jumped out of the shower to write an idea down, scribbled all over church bulletins and meeting agendas. She said she has fallen in love with each one of her characters and she is thankful they came into her life and can’t wait to share them with you.


She lives in southcentral Pennsylvania with her husband, Tom; two sons, Zach and Micah; and wheaten cairn terrier Kakita. She is grateful for their love and support and for reminding her of what’s most important in life.


When she isn’t writing, she’s running or trying to play golf. She loves all things Disney and would love to spend a night (or week) in Cinderella’s Castle.


Once you get to know Buffy, you will quickly see that she is a big believer in giving back. She has designated that 5 percent of the proceeds from her books (ebook and print) will be given to charity. So when you buy her book, you will also be helping others.





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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Man made boy by Jon skovron

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Synopsis

Love can be a real monster.

Sixteen-year-old Boy's never left home. When you're the son of Frankenstein's monster and the Bride, it's tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob. And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, it's important they maintain a low profile.

Boy's only interactions with the world are through the Internet, where he's a hacker extraordinaire who can hide his hulking body and stitched-together face behind a layer of code. When conflict erupts at home, Boy runs away and embarks on a cross-country road trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to malls and diners, love and heartbreak. But no matter how far Boy runs, he can't escape his demons-both literal and figurative-until he faces his family once more.

This hilarious, romantic, and wildly imaginative tale redefines what it means to be a monster-and a man.

Review

Man made boy is a twist on some classic tales. There is something for everyone in this paranormal novel mythology, cyberpunk, fantasy, romance, and coming of age elements. I know it's a lot of genres and some readers might worry that mixing these together would not work, but Jon skovron has taken then time to work them seamlessly together.

Man Made Boy is the story of "boy" the seventeen year old son of Frankenstein who is joined by the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde and a few other monsters / legions in this well crafted novel about trying find to find out who you are and where your place  in the world. Skovron's  ability to bring a new life to a old story is amazing.

I have always been a fan of classic  fantasy fiction. I loved the fact that Jon Skovro. I enjoyed his depiction of this somewhat secret community, hidden in the human world. Who interactions with the human world appear to go unnoticed.

There is so many things I could say about this story , however I don't want to risk giving any thing away.
Readers of the classics will find it interesting and definitely worth their time. Paranormal fans will love it.  So make sure to put this on your must read list

Monday, November 4, 2013

Random fact Monday

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If you stretched out all the shelves in the New York Public Library, they would extend eighty miles. The books most often requested at this library are about drugs, witchcraft, astrology and Shakespeare.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Book Blog Tour —- Hate at First Sight by Diana Nixon

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Every day of Megan’s life was carefully planned. Freedom and independence had been her best friends for years. Until one day she met Aiden, whose priorities were so much like hers….
What happens when attraction wins?
What happens when poles apart become equal?
What happens when the flames of passion burn everything in their way?
Is there still a chance to resist the power of magnetism?
The walls of inaccessibility will come crashing down. Everything she thought was unacceptable he will turn into pure pleasure….
Dive into the world of Hate at First Sight to see if hate can become something completely different….
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Q & A with Diana Nixon

1.       If you could be any paranormal creature what would you be?

-          A witch? Lol Magic has always been the most mysterious part of the world of supernatural. And even though I would like to have vampires’ immortality, or wings to fly like an angel, possessing magic still seems like the best gift ever:) So I think I would like to be a fairy; no dark magic (except for some special occasions:)), only the ability to make beautiful things stunning....

2.       Do you have any writing ritual? If so, what it is?

-          Usually my writing day starts with a cup of coffee with milk. It’s an essential part of my morning:) Then I reread a part of the text that I have already written and start a new chapter. I like writing in silence, and though sometimes it’s impossible, especially with a little daughter running around the house 24/7, I still try to combine the duties of a mother and a writer:)

3.       Who inspired you to become a writer?

-          My family:) Thanks to them I realized that magic is real, and the main thing is the ability to see it:)

4.       What is the strangest place your writing has taken you to?

-          Kitchen:) It’s my favorite place to write. And the best place to be closer to the coffeemaker?:)

5.       Traditional book or e-book?

-          I like reading traditional books. But with the crazy pace of my life e-books are easier to read. I can upload them on my phone and read them anywhere. As for my own books, they are published in a paperback and e-formats.

6.       Where does  your inspiration come from?

-          From everywhere: my life, my friends, my readers:) This question always makes me smile, because the answer is always the same:) Though I’m still sure that inspiration is a state of your soul, so I try to get as much positive emotions as possible, even when it’s hard to leave everyday routine and problems aside.

7.       What story/character have you most enjoyed creating?

-          As for the story, it’s Love Lines. It was my debut book, and it will always take a very special place in my heart. And my favorite character is Evan Murray (Love Lines series):) He’s charming, smart and funny. It’s impossible not to like him:)  Even writing about him, makes me smile:)

8.       How do you decide what to have on your covers?

-          I have two amazing designers helping me with my covers. One of them is Jennifer Wieland, a Canadian designer who created Love Lines covers. At the moment she’s working on a cover for my new fantasy novel, The Souls of Rain (Heavens Trilogy, # 1). Another designer is Amina Black, the creator of Hate at First Sight cover. She’s from Romania, and she kindly agreed to make a cover for my next contemporary romance, named Love Undone. Sometimes I draw covers myself. Those of the Black & White collection of Love Lines were created by me:)
I would like to thank you for the questions; I enjoyed this conversation a lot:) It was a pleasure to be a guest on your blog. 


Books by Diana Nixon:
About the author:
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Diana Nixon is a poet and the author of fantasy and contemporary romances.
She was born in Minsk, Belarus, where she currently lives. In 2008 she graduated from Belorussian state University. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Angelfall by Susan ee

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This book starts hard and fast and ends much in the same fashion. Your view on angels war and the end of the world will be question.

This is self published and a must read

Synopsis

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Soul Ties Blog tour

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Soul Ties by Lisa Swallow Book One of the Soul Ties Series Published on July 22, 2013 by Limitless Publishing LLC


Soul Ties

 
Synopsis:
Ava didn't expect to find terrible secrets about the fate of the souls she takes. Or fall in love... Soul-hunter Ava has retrieved hundreds of souls from demons, but has never been assigned the dangerous mission for a Nephilim soul. She must hunt down Keir since she needs his Nephilim soul to trade for her freedom. When she arrives on campus and meets Keir, she also meets a strange girl, Dahlia, who has an inexplicable hold on him. Unexpectedly Ava discovers Keir holds secrets that are more valuable than his Nephilim soul - secrets she could trade for the life she wants. When she uncovers the true fate of the souls she takes back to her superiors, Ava's world is turned upside down. She finds herself in the middle of a war where the lines between good and evil are blurred and she only has two choices...
Betray Keir and live or join his battle and risk going to hell.

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Ties-Book-ebook/dp/B00E3KE86U/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1378855635&sr=8-1&keywords=soul+ties+lisa+swallow
-About the Author-
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Lisa was born in the UK and she moved around Europe with her military family before completing a BA (Hons) in English at the University of Leeds. Her home is now in Perth, Australia with her husband and three children. Lisa has written since she was a child - moving from writing poems and short stories aged nine to writing novels in the last few years. With the encouragement of her family and local writers group, Lisa found the confidence to share her latest paranormal romance series with the world. In between running her home based craft supplies business, looking after her family, and writing, Lisa sometimes finds spare time to do other things. This often involves swapping her book worlds for gaming worlds. She even leaves the house occasionally, enjoying walks with her dog and time with her family. She loves all things from the Whedonverse and preferred vampires before they sparkled. Lisa enjoys reading both classics and modern fiction. Her favorite genres are gothic, paranormal and urban fantasy, but she also enjoys contemporary new adult. She is currently working on more books in the Soul Ties series, and has other projects lined up waiting.
 Facebook: www.facebook.com/lisaswallowbooks
 Twitter: www.twitter.com/lisa_swallow_au
 Website: www.lisaswallow.net
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/7091632.Lisa_Swallow
 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Swallow/e/B00E4AYH06/ a Rafflecopter giveaway

SOUL TIES - EXTRACT

Cool air blew Ava’s hair into her face as the door swung open. Her neck tingled; someone was standing behind her.
“Ava.”
Ava turned. Keir’s face was centimeters from hers. His eyes. Sucking her in like whirlpools - she wouldn’t let him.
“You got a hair cut,” she said, flicking her fingers toward his head.
“And yours is a different color.”
Memories of the night in the alley flew unbidden into Ava’s mind. Their bodies didn’t touch but electricity flowed from him, reddening her cheeks. Positive she saw a desire flicker across his eyes, Ava closed hers. Fuck. Make him move away. She breathed deeply, inadvertently inhaling his scent, sending more memories scattering across her mind and spreading the heat deep into her belly.
Keir’s mouth turned up at one corner, aware. “I knew you were listening. Dahlia didn’t.”
If he was expecting her to show surprise and yield he was wrong. “So what did you decide? I think I missed the crucial part, where you decided if you were going to get rid of me, or however Dahlia so delicately put it.”
“We didn’t decide anything, Ava.” He lifted an arm and set his palm on the wall behind her.
Dizziness crept up, her breathing came in shorter bursts, unsure of his intentions. His lips hovered close to hers, breath warm against her cheek.
“If you know who I am, why I came, why didn’t you kill me that night?” she said hoarsely.
Keir stepped back, pupils dilated. “You came to take my soul, correct?”
She squeezed her eyes shut. He knew the answer.
“You haven’t tried yet - why?” he asked.
Ava’s head scrambled through the fog to come up with a believable response. One which would keep her alive.

 Blog Tour Questionnaire

1. Do you see writing as a career?
Yes, I have a supportive family who will help me follow my dream. I’ve come a long way to go to make it a ‘career’ but just having the opportunity is fantastic.

2. Who or what is your inspiration?
A few teachers inspired to develop my writing throughout my school life, both at primary and at high school. When I was a teen I wrote a ‘serial’ story and gave a chapter a week to my friends. I was inspired to write because I realized people enjoyed my stories.

3. Do you have any pets?
A Weimaraner named Tilly who is not the brightest of dogs.

4. Early bird or night owl?
Night owl.

5. Any tips for new writers?
Write. Every day. And read a lot too! The biggest challenge I faced was finishing a first draft rather than jumping to a new project. Focus on finishing something.

6. If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?
Probably a Dr Marten boot - I’m solid and reliable, will protect the people I love but don’t mess with me (lol).


7. If you could live in any movie, which would it be?
I’m not so big on movies but I’d love to live in the world of Buffy.


8. Guilty Pleasure?



9. Are there scenes or people in your book that you took from your real life?
No! I’d be too scared to do that! The locations are inspired by places I visited in the UK.


10.      If your book was made into a movie, who would you like to see play your characters?
This is tricky because I always find it hard picturing my characters as actors I know. I think Ava reminds me a little of Eliza Dushku (but she’d need to be taller and dye her hair!). Keir I’m not sure but I’ve been told the guy on the cover looks like Keegan Allen. Jack I imagine as a young Alex Pettyfer and I saw an actress called Clara Mamet who is an exact Dahlia match.

11.      Do you use a playlist while you write and what is on it?
I can only write if there is no noise so I don’t listen while I’m writing. But when I’m in the process of creating books the music I listen to in the car etc might remind me of characters. For instance, when I was writing Soul Ties, I listened to the Arctic Monkeys a lot and the song ‘She’s Thunderstorms’ is Ava’s song. And for Torn Souls, the sequel due out later this year, the opening scene plus Jack and Dahlia’s relationships was inspired by the song ‘Catch’ by The Cure

12.      Which character in your book would you most like to hang out with?
Probably Jack because he is the most laid back of the characters - although I wouldn’t say know to hanging out with Keir...

13.      Most embarrassing moment of yours and/or what would your favorite character do if they witnessed it?
Fainting. I’m very good at fainting because I hate the sight of blood. I think all my characters would laugh at me!


14.      In a zombie apocalypse, what would be your weapon of choice?
A spade.


15.      Are you working on anything new? How is it going?
I’m currently writing the third Soul Ties book and there is so much happening I think there’s going to be a fourth too!




Pick your favorite:
Apple or Droid - Apple
Chocolate or Vanilla - Vanilla
Comedy or Drama -Comedy
Call or Text - Text
Public School or Home School - Public School
Coffee or Tea - Tea
Ebook or paperback - ebook
Online or in person shopping? - online
Holiday? - Disneyland!





Thursday, October 17, 2013

Teardrop by Lauren Kate

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The much anticipated new series from YA author Laruen Kate will hit the shelfs in bookshelf on the 22/10/13. I have been lucky enough to be given a ARC to read and review. As a fan of Lauren Kate's previous work, I was very excited to read this one and see what she would do with the myth of Atlantis.

Teardrop is the story of, a seemingly normal teenage girl Eureka's who is struggling with her fragile mental health after, the breakup of her family unit, her father remarrying and a heartbreaking death in a freak accident in which she has survived. As a result Eureka has become withdrawn and lives with survivor's guilt. As Eureka tries to deal with the world around her the best she can, her life is changed again when she meets Ander.

Ander is not quite what he seems and has a habit of appearing and disappearing. As a character, he is intriguing and dynamic. He has a mysterious vibe going on throughout the story which is aided by his appearing and disappearing .

The Visual images throughout this story, help to ground the reader and feel part of the story. At times I felt like I was there with the characters in that scene feeling the same things they felt, seeing the same things they saw. I am so excited for the next instalment of this series.

Teardrop is an incredible start to what promises to be an amazing series. Dynamic characters and a great story. If you are looking for something different, if you are a fan of Kate's or have never read anything by her pick up Teardrop when it released on October 22 2013.

Remember Never ever cry.

Synopsis

Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux's mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn't, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before.

But Ander doesn't know Eureka's darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth . . . and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined. From Lauren Kate comes an epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away

ISBN: 9780857532275
Published: 22/10/2013
Imprint: Doubleday Childrens
Extent: 464 pages

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Michael Adam's The Last Girl.

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checking out the trailer for Michael Adam's new apocalyptic thriller, The Last Girl. The link to the trailer is http://youtu.be/NnvkWo-7wNY

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Ghost Files, Volume I by Apryl Baker blog tour

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The Ghost Files, Volume I by Apryl Baker

Cherry blossom lipstick:  check

Smokey eyes:  check

Skinny jeans:  check

Dead kid in the mirror:  check

For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She’s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old. No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks. Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too. Normally, she just ignores the ghosts and they go away. That is until she see’s the ghost of her foster sister… Sally. Everyone thinks Sally’s just another runaway, but Mattie knows the truth—she’s dead. Murdered. Mattie feels like she has to help Sally, but she can’t do it alone. Against her better judgment, she teams up with a young policeman, Officer Dan, and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally’s disappearance. Only to find out she’s dealing with a much bigger problem, a serial killer, and she may be the next victim… Will Mattie be able to find out the truth before the killer finds her?
Q and A:
Q:  So tell us a little bit about Apryl Baker.
A:  Well, in a nutshell, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up.  Seriously, sometimes I can be mid-sentence and I’ll get an idea and stop talking so I can write it down.  Terribly rude, I know, but my friends and family are used to it!  
Q:  Mattie is a very, well, let's call her unique.  What inspired you when you created that little bundle of attitude?
A:  LOL!  She is that, isn't she?  Well, honestly, I had some foster kids living down the block from me and I had the opportunity to get to know them.  It took me the better part of a year to get them to trust me enough to open up.  I have to say they were the bravest, most courageous kids I've ever met. They are tough as nails, loyal only to each other, and they will break your heart.  Some of the stories they told me made me want to just cry.  Don't get me wrong, there are tons of great foster homes out there, the one they were in at the time I got to know them was one of those, but there are just as many bad ones as well.  I got to hear up close and personal just how bad some of them were.
Those experiences shaped those kids into the people they were.  They all had serious trust issues and sometimes the haunted look in their eyes made me hurt.  When I got the idea for this story, Mattie in my mind was a foster kid.  I wanted to show people that those kids are more than just the tough facade they show to the world, that they are vulnerable and sweet underneath their layers of shields.  I rolled all their attitude into Mattie and there's a little bit of each of them in her. 
Mattie Louise Hathaway is that tough as nails foster kid who looks after her own and will deck you as soon as look at you, but underneath all that attitude, there's still a sixteen year old girl who's scared, alone, vulnerable, and well 16!  She still notices the cute guy while being that sassy, snotty brat!
Q:  I know that most writers have to have music when they are writing.  Let's face it, music has inspired so many different stories over the years.  What was on your playlist when you wrote The Ghost Files?  
 
A:  Wow, well, I did listen to a ton of different music, but these were my favs:
Fall Out Boy: My Song Knows What You Did In the Dark (this song alone is responsible for the last five chapters of the book!)
Evanescence:  Bring Me Back To Life
Bruno Mars:  Just the Way You Are
Demi Lavato:  Heart Attack
Taylor Swift:  I Knew You Were Trouble
Taking Back Sunday:  Make Damn Sure
My Chemical Romance:  I Don't Love You
My Chemical Romance:  The Ghost of You
Korn:  Freak On A Leash
Dashboard Confessional:  Slow Decay
Valora: I Waited For You
Q:  What advice would you give struggling authors in today's market?
A:  My best advice is to never give up.  I still have stack upon stack of rejection letters sitting on my desk.  It sucks!  That will never change.  You write this amazing story, polish it up a hundred times, then send out the query letter you slaved over for weeks, only to get rejection upon rejection upon rejection.  Huge blow to anyone's confidence.  Here's the thing though, you have all these rejection letters, but it only takes that one yes to make it all better.  I almost gave up on writing, but I'm so glad I didn't.  I have an amazing writing group, an agent that believes in me, and a publisher that is downright awesome.  Just believe in yourself.  You can't see your dreams come true if you don't keep trying.  Give yourself a minute to wallow in pity, then get up, dust yourself off and try, try again!
Q:  So why should we all rush out to buy The Ghost Files?
A:  That's simple!  It's awesome!  No, really, it's a fun, but scary read.  I have been advised by all the Wattpad crew who read it before it was published that you cannot read it in the dark. Scared them senseless.  There's a hint of romance, but the book itself is centered around the mystery of who killed Mattie's foster sister and the fact that Mattie now has to face her own weirdness.  She can see ghosts?  Um, not something she advertises.  Then there's Officer Dan...yum, all I'm saying. 
 About the Author:

So who am I? Well, I'm the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friend Chazz laughs at me when I scare myself watching them and tells me to stop watching them, but who doesn't love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep. Growing up in a small town, I learned a lot of values and morals, I also learned parents have spies everywhere and there's always someone to tell your mama on you. So when you get grounded, what is there left to do? Read! My Aunt Jo gave me my first real romance novel. It was a romance titled "Lord Margrave's Deception." I remember it fondly. But I also learned I had a deep and abiding love of mysteries and anything paranormal. As I grew up, I started to write just that and would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main characters. Now, I live Huntersville, NC where I entertain my family and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce...lol. I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.
PS: DO NOT GET IN MY WAY IF THERE IS A SALE ON AT TARGET - my home away from home!
Connect With Apryl: 
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The Ghost Files- Character Interview

Hi, my name is Thelma and I will be your host.  We have an exciting show for you all today with lots of wonderful character interviews from so many different books. 
Letís welcome Mattie Hathaway and Dan Richards to the show to start things off.  They are the stars of the Amazon best-selling novel, The Ghost Files written by Apryl Baker.  They are going to tell us a little about the book and the roles they play.



Mattie Hathaway














Officer Dan Richards:  Isn't he just adorable?
Thelma:  Letís start with Mattie.  Can you tell us a little about yourself Mattie?
Mattie:  Um, what if I donít want to?
Dan:  Squirt, just the answer the questions and stop being a brat.
Mattie:  Make me. Thelma:  Easy question first.  What describes you in a nutshell,

Mattie:  Mutant penguin butterfly.  

Dan:  Oh, God, not that again.  

Mattie:  Shut up! There is nothing wrong with Pengy!  

Dan:  (shakes his head) Five minutes of my life I'll never get back Googling that thing.

Mattie: It's cute.  Here let me show you!


Thelma:  That is just adorable!
Thelma:  (chuckles) Let's get back to the interview.  I understand your hesitancy to talk, Mattie.  Itís not everyday we meet a real live ghost whisperer.
Mattie: (glares at Thelma) Did we really have to go there first?
Dan:  Mattie is sensitive about herÖerÖgift.
Mattie:  (laughs outright) Dan has issues accepting the fact I can see ghosts.  He doesnít really believe in things that go bump in the night.
Thelma:  Have you always been able to see ghosts?
Mattie: No it started when I was five.
Thelma:  Can you tell us a little bit about it?
Mattie:  (sighs loudly) Well, as you know I grew up in the foster care system.  When I was five, my mom went nuts and tried to kill me.  She stabbed me and when I woke up, I could see the little buggers.  
Thelma: Wow, that had to be scary.
Mattie:  (shrugs) No big deal.
Dan:  It is a big, deal.  That event shaped her into the person she is today. Sheís tough as nails, more street savvy than the average sixteen year old girl, and she hides behind all the walls she put up.
Thelma:  It sounds like you know her pretty well, Dan.  I bet that wasnít an easy task.
Dan:  You just donít know the half of it.  Mattie isÖwell, sheís a handful.
(Mattie kicks Dan, causing him to glare at her.)
Mattie:  I am not a handful, I just donít take crap from anyone.  When you grow up in the system, you learn to defend yourself.  Itís not my fault Iíve had to fight on more than one occasion over the years.  
Thelma:  So how did you two meet?
Dan:  I was one of the police officers who interviewed her when her foster sister, Sally, went missing.  No one else believed her when she said the girl didnít run away, but I did.  There was just something about her frustration that rang true.  Then when she started spouting off about Sally being killed and needing to find her killer, I knew there was something going on she wasnít telling me.  I just never expected it to be the bombshell she dropped on me.  Do you believe in ghosts, Officer Dan she asked me.  (Shakes his head) I still canít believe it sometimes.
Thelma:  Was it hard to open up to him about your gift, Mattie?
Mattie:  I still blame my blabbing about it on the drugs. He met me in the hospital after Iíd had a run in with Mirror Boy.  Up until then I didnít know ghosts could hurt you physically, but boy was I ever wrong!  They can do some serious damage.  Anyway, I found myself just blurting things out that night and then he wouldnít leave it alone.  He left me no choice but to tell him.
Dan:  (chuckles with amusement) I thought you said it was my eyes?
Mattie:  What?
Dan:  You talk in your sleep, Squirt.
Thelma:  Are you twoÖyou know together?
Mattie:  No, weíre just good friends.  Dan has stayed with me a few nights in the hospital to keep me company is all.  He shouldnít be repeating things he hears people mutter in their sleep, though.  Itís rude!
Thelma:  So back to Sally.  Dan believed you about her not running away?
Mattie:  Yeah. I knew she didnít run away because I saw her ghost.  She had her hands bound behind her back and her mouth was taped over, but it was the bullet hole in her head that made realize something bad had happened to her.  I had to find out what happened to her.
Thelma:  It sounds like it was very important to you.
Mattie:  Yeah, foster kids take care of each other.  We depend on each other and she needed someone to find her, to let people know she wasnít just another statistic.  I had to help her even if that meant talking to the ghosts for the first time in my life.  Usually, I just ignored them and they went away, but now they know I see them and I canít get rid of them. They pop up all the time and the most unexpected moments.
Thelma:  Did you find out what happened to her?
Mattie:  (grimaces)  Yeah, a serial killer had murdered her and then I got taken captive by the killer.  Itís not a pleasant memory.
Dan: It isnít for me either.  Worst three days of my life.  I went nuts trying to find her.
Mattie:  You?  You werenít the one who was being tortured!
Thelma:  You were actually kidnapped and tortured by the killer?
Mattie: Yes, but Iíd rather not talk about that.  It brings up too many painful memories.
Thelma: I understand completely.  It must be very hard.
(Mattie nods and looks off into space.  Dan takes her hand and squeezes it causing her to smile at him.)
Mattie:  Yeah, it is most days, but I finally have people who care about me and that helps a ton.
Thelma:  I take it Dan is one of those people?
(Mattie nods.)
Thelma:  So do you two think youíll ever hook up in the future?  Youíre so cute together.
Mattie:  Iím not sure.  Heís very important to me and I love him, I just donít know if I love him like that or not.  I donít do feelings usually.  I know everyone expects me to be this mature person with all this depth because I grew up in the system and I survived being taken captive and tortured, but Iím still just a sixteen year old girl.  I still have the same insecurities and doubts every other sixteen year old has and I get scared sometimes. I usually do stupid stuff when I get scared and lash out at people, but Dan stuck around.  Heís family no matter what else might happen in the future.
Thelma:  And you Dan, what do you think?  Will you and Mattie have a relationship in the future?
Dan:  Iím in for the long haul whether that means we are life-long friends or if it develops into something else.  Right now weíre friends.  I mean, Iím twenty and sheís only sixteen. Sheís still jailbait.  But I plan onÖ
Thelma:  Shh, Dan, donít give it away!  I have a feeling that weíll be hearing more from you in the future, but for right now, letís end it there and leave everyone hanging.
Mattie:  (laughs) I knew I liked you!
Thelma:  Thank you both so much for joining us today and sharing a few things!  And thanks to DelSheree Gladden for hosting our show on her blog!
Mattie:  (jumps up and waves her hand before the camera pans away) Wait, you didnít let me tell you about the giveaway Apryl is hosting!
Thelma:  Oh, my I forgot!
Mattie:  I did promise Iíd tell everyone about it, even though Iím mad at her for all the nonsense she put us through when she wrote the book.  She is trying to get 1000 likes on her Facebook author page so sheís hosting a giveaway.  Like her page for a chance to win a signed edition of my story, The Ghost Files.
(Flashes card with the website at the camera)

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Dan:  Uh, we forgot something else!  

Thelma:  (frowns at them and glances at her watch)  Go ahead, Dan.

 Dan:  First here's a little bit about Apryl Baker, our creator who we usually love, but sometimes want to strangle for putting us in certain situations...  

Mattie:  Like Ollie the snake.

 Dan: (shudders) Yeah, Ollie.  Anyway here's a bit about Apryl:




Well you can catch up with Apryl at any of these places:
 
Pinterest 

And don't forget to check out her other books!
 

Thelma: Okay, thanks so much for reminding us of that, Mattie!  Thank you both and lets hear it from our sponsor, Writerís Anonymous, for those who just have a problem with writing way too many stories at one time!

 (Dan and Mattie leave the studio arguing about who is going to drive home)  
(Fades to Writerís Anonymous commercial)  
 

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