Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Over the last couple of weeks, you’ve heard us talking about the upcoming #daemoninvasion and we’re so excited to finally share with you what is going on.
The beautiful and uber cool models, Pepe Toth and Sztella Tziotziosz, who grace the Lux covers, will be joining us in the United States! You heard right. They are flying here, from Hungary to spend a few days as Daemon and Katy! While they are here, they will be working with Vania, from VLC Productions (the team behind Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments, Melissa de La Cruz, Kimberly Derting, Moira Young, Kami Garcia and Margret Stohl, Hillary Duff, Lauren Destefano, and many, many more authors’ book trailers), to film book trailers for the Lux Series.
During the filming in Atlanta, they will be accompanying us on tour! What does that mean? You get to meet them. In the flesh. They will be participating in the signings and events. At those signings, we’ll be giving away signed posters, photos, and other swag. There will also be meet and greet events you can join in on.
At each signing, there will be advanced copies of Onyx given away!
And to top things off (as if this isn’t enough, but we don’t do anything small), there’s something very, very exciting in the works! It involves advanced copies of Opal, water, and a little destination known as the Bahamas.
I am not kidding.
This will be epic.
Are you excited? I am! This tour is going to be so, so much fun, and I’m so thrilled that Pepe and Sztella are a part of it. We owe them a huge thank you and a giant welcome making the 16 hour flight to meet the readers of the Lux Series. You!
Daemon Invasion Signing and Event Schedule
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Barnes and Noble
St Johns Town Center
Barnes and Noble
Waterford Lakes Town Center
Barnes and Noble
The Palladium at City Place
West Palm Beach, FL
There are several #daemoninvasion street teamers out there and if you want to join a team to win exclusive prizes, search down the #daemoninvasion hashtag to join one of the teams!
Don’t forget to visit Jennifer L. Armentrout’s blog to win a signed set of Half-Blood and Pure (insert direct link: http://jenniferarmentrout.blogspot.com/2012/04/tempting-best-man-and-contest.html in celebration of her adult romance release, Tempting the Best Man, under pen name J. Lynn. It can be purchased here (insert direct link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tempting-the-best-man-j-lynn/1110370701?ean=2940014566698 )
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Hollow of Mont Noir
GoodReads Description: Allison Spencer was no stranger to the paranormal. An animal empath, she had the unique capacity to sense the feelings of animals around her - an ability she liked to call "Crittervision." She had never met anyone else with unusual powers and had gotten used to the fact that she was just an eccentric in a world full of normal people.
Allison lived an otherwise ordinary life and was looking forward to finishing high school along with her friends and her boyfriend in her hometown of Ocean City, Maryland. But when her older brother, Logan, suddenly disappeared from a small college town near the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, Allison's entire world was turned upside down.
Logan still hadn't been found after several months, so Allison's parents decided to move the family to the Hollow of Mont Noir, New York to look for him themselves. In addition to leaving behind her home and her friends and being dumped by her boyfriend, Allison suddenly had to deal with life in a small town, a strange creature that seemed to be stalking her, a new school full of cliques and cattiness, parents who were preoccupied with her missing brother, and an illogical fascination with an outcast boy who didn't tGoodreadsalk to anyone at school.
As Allison settled into her new home, she began to realize that not everything - and everyone - was what they seemed. She soon learned of the existence of supernatural creatures living side-by-side with humans and was faced with a whole new set of questions - and some shocking answers - about herself and her family.
I thought that The Hollow of Mont Noir was over-all an easy and light read. Our protagonist Allison was a warm hearted and likeable character. She has extraordinary strength in dealing with the trivial high school drama as well as coping with the disappearance of her brother. However, at times her reactions and thoughts were just a tad too mature to pass as a “normal” teenager and to be honest, that hurt the illusion for me. I realize that some teenagers are more mature and that Allison has her “Cittervision” ability as well as the weight of a missing brother on her shoulders to aide in the progression of her maturity, but some of Allison’s reactions reminded me of that of an extremely well-adjusted 40 year old. We all have selfish moments, teenagers more so than most. I found myself wanting her to get angrier or show her jealous side with a little bit more emotion and that is something I rarely come across while reading the YA genre.
The plotline itself was enjoyable and developed at an easy pace. The author has a very clear talent in transitioning a story smoothly. I especially appreciated the progression of Allison and Riordan’s relationship. It was first love in the purest sense. No insane instant attraction or crazy possessiveness between the two of them which was a nice change. There are obviously some paranormal qualities in this love equation and some unique traditions that have to be honored but that adds some suspense to this story.
The Hollow of Mont Noir isn’t for someone looking for an epic thrill ride but rather an entertaining and easy read.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
This song is for my children, that didn't ask to be born into the generational strongholds that have and still plague our family's linage. Words could never express the regret and sorrow I feel for laying these bondage's on their sweet, innocent hearts. For anyone born into circumstances out of their control. For hearts that didn't get or don't get the unconditional love they deserve, there is hope. You are the change. You are the exception. You are chosen and you are loved.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Confessions Of A Bookaholic: 150 Followers Giveaway: Yes it's that time again. My 100 followers giveaway got LOADS of entry's so I'm hoping that this one will get even more. This time I'm goin...
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Monday, April 9, 2012
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Sunday, April 8, 2012
Cover Reveal: Duplicity
I was lucky enough to review Entagled By Nikki Jefford not very long ago! I adored this book and am waiting patiently (I use this word very lightly) for the sequel!
Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who found
paradise in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands where she is, once more,
neighbors with Canada. She has a degree in journalism and was an entertainment
reporter before returning to her first love: fiction.
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Thursday, April 5, 2012
It makes me a tad emotional to reveal the last cover in the Collide Series
Shelly Crane was the reason I decided to give blogging a go. I could not grasp how someone as talented as her did not have books filing up book stores everywhere.
Not only is she an amazing author but an extraordinary person as well.
She loves her fans and goes out of her way to let each one of them know how much their support means to her.
Although I am sad to say goodbye to these brilliant characters (Especially My Merrick) and am excited to see what else Mrs. Shelly Crane had in store for us!
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Now on to the Cover Reveal for
Book 4 in the Collide Series
Don't forget to add this to you TBR
If you haven't checked out the 1st three
books in this series,you can do so here!
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Jill Hathaway was born and raised in Iowa. As a child, she love paper dolls, Archie comics, and writing. In her adolescent years, she wrote emo poetry and produced paper zines that she sold for $1 in local comic book and record stores.Having earned her BA in English from the University of Northern Iowa and her MA in Literature from Iowa State University, she now teaches high school and community college courses in the Des Moines area. She lives with her husband and young children. Jill spends her free time collecting cool gear for her blood elf paladin, watching Veronica Mars, and listening to angry grrl music.
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