Friday, August 24, 2012

Cover Reveal: Bewitched by Cambria Hebert

Title: Bewitched (Heven and Hell #2.5)
Genre: YA paranormal
Publisher: Cambria Hebert
Release date: October 5, 2012
Format: Ebook only (for now)
For years, I accepted that Heven was more popular than me. I never liked it but I lived with it. I walked in her shadow, I stood by her when no one else would. When I finally thought her spotlight was mine things began to change. She began to change. Now she hardly ever calls me back, she spends all her time with her hot new boyfriend and everyone at school thinks she’s back on top. She had it all. But apparently she wants more. She wants Cole – my boyfriend. What’s worse is that it looks like she got him. I’ve had enough and she’s going to be sorry. Why?
Because I am bewitched.

 Excerpt

Working out was for jocks. Homework was for nerds and I wasn’t a jock or a nerd. Yet, here I was, sweating through my favorite Victoria Secret yoga pants and tank with a headache the size of Macy’s. Learning about my powers was hard work. I thought it would come naturally. My brain was hurting from concentrating and my muscles were actually sore from effort. I thought longingly of the potion in the green bottle that Hecate had given me—a little sip would make it that much easier to use my powers, but she took it away. Apparently, I had all the power she wanted me to have. It kind of pissed me off.
   In fact, I was feeling pretty disgruntled all around.
   I was hot, I was sweaty, my head hurt and my hair was frizzy. Not to mention I had been wearing sneakers far too long. Thank goodness Hecate was gone. I actually had been glad not to be alone after the “bone incident,” but now I was ready for some alone time. I felt stronger.
   Feeling strong plus feeling disgruntled equaled somebody was gonna get hurt.
   I was standing in my yard near the lake and I glanced up at the moon before heading inside. It was low and swollen tonight—a haunting moon. It sent a shiver up my spine. I thought briefly about going to Heven’s and treating her to a little of what she deserved. I even looked toward the driveway as I walked, but I wasn’t going anywhere looking like this.
   I went into the house and began climbing the stairs. Halfway up, I heard a noise in the kitchen and I paused. My parents were still out of town. It wasn’t the maid’s day to be here… unless she came early. Another thud in the kitchen had me spinning on the stairs to see what it was.
   “Mary?” I called out. “Is that you?” Maybe she switched her schedule around and I didn’t know about it. Maybe I could get her to make me a latté.
  No one answered, and the noises in the kitchen fell silent. I stopped at the bottom of the stairs and listened, wondering if I had heard anything at all. “Hello?” I called again, this time more unsure. This time a fine chill raced up my back.
   Suddenly being alone in this big house was scary.
   Clink, clink, clink.
   Okay, I wasn’t hearing things. Someone was there.
   I stepped off the stairs and walked through the foyer in the direction of the kitchen. I heard the cat hiss and I paused again. Clover was too lazy to hiss at a mouse. Something in my stomach turned cold and hard.
   I looked over my shoulder at the massive front doors to the alarm keypad and the distress button.
    But it was too late for pressing buttons.
    Clover burst around the corner with a hideous screech and barreled into me, hitting me in the knees and causing me to stumble. The cat didn’t even stop. I could hear his claws scraping frantically across the tiles. “What the…” I began as I straightened, but then something lurched around the corner after the cat.
     It was hideous.
     It stood about a foot taller than me with wide shoulders that were uneven looking—one was lower than the other—and a wild mane of bushy orange hair that seemed to create a cloud around its pasty, white face. Its lips were black and it had a nasty row of teeth that had seen a lot of decay. It had large purple circles around its eyes, which seemed to have no color at all.
    It looked like a psychotic clown.
    I screamed and took a step backward, and the thing grinned. I went running but it lunged and caught me around the wrist, pulling me back. I struggled, kicking out, but it was no use, his grip was too strong.
     Without any warning it reached up and snatched my silver pendant right off my neck. “Hey!” I screamed as it shoved me away. I fell onto my butt and stared up at the glittering silver heart as it dangled from the nasty clown’s hands.
    Cole had given that to me. It was the last gift he had given me before we broke up.
    Anger surged into my chest, making me hot. “Give that back.”
    Freaky Clown gave me another frightening grin and ran back into the kitchen, disappearing from sight. I ran after it, running into a solid wall of… offensiveness.



Can I just say that I can't wait for this!!  I'm so looking forward to reading and reviewing this for you guys!!!  I'll be featuring the other books as well, soon.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Winner here. Get your winner here!

So, like, WOW.  Another crazy successful giveaway.  Not to mention you guys put me over 200 blog followers!  That is most excellent! :)

I didn't have you guys answer some random question.  I am always looking for new authors and books to read so this was a WIN/WIN contest.

Check out who all was mentioned. Sorry for the pixels.  It's being a B$tch.  If you click on it it will bring it up in a window for you to view it better. 




Wordle: Authors 

So, how was your weekend?  Mine was pret-tay good.  Did alittle of this, did a little of that.  Done some hair.  Cleaned,(GGRRRRR).  Watched some TV.

Who all is starting back to school?  *Raises arm*  Yup, I'm back in school.   30 yr old, right here, fourth semester(i think).  I changed my major from Art Education to Human Services.  Wish me luck yall!  I have one in-class, class and three on-line classes.  I don't do well with on-line classes but I registered late and the pickings were slim.

What?
Winner?
What winner?

OOOHHHHH!   The winner from the YA Giveaway hop.  I guess you all would like to know the winner.  Lets see what rafflecopter has to say about that.



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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Young Adult Giveaway Hop




I just can't get away from these giveaways.  Oh well, I guess you guys will just have to enter another one.  :)

This hop is sponsored by I'm A Reader, Not A Writer and Reading Teen.

I'm sure that you can guess that this giveaway is going to be Young Adult related.  So NO gift card this time.  I think this go around I'm going to do a set of books.

I have The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare!
City of Bones
City of Ashes
And
City of Glass

They are all paperback and in excellent condition.

This is US only and you MUST have your parents permission to give me your address if you are under the age of 13.  They are already packed up nice and neat, ready for your address.

Also, don't forget to stop by the other blogs on this hop and check out the cool prizes they are giving away!

Entry Form is BELOW other blogs.


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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Orangeberry Summer Splash & Giveaway - Heiress of Lies

                                 1st August to 31st August 2012
106 books from 100 authors



With the King of Altera on his deathbed, all eyes are on his only child, eighteen year old Angeline Robart. The crown princess spent the last two years finishing her studies in a remote convent far away from the capital city of Brebackerin and the prying public. After being called home to her father's side in preparation for her Ascension, Angeline is kidnapped en route by Connor, a mysterious rogue who has his own reasons for becoming involved in the high stakes game of intrigue.

As the last of the Robart bloodline, Angeline soon discovers that enemies long thought conquered have been doing nothing but lying in wait for just such an opportunity to turn things to their advantage. Worse yet, by uncovering those secrets Angeline is forced to confront the possibility that no one expected her to ever take the throne in anything but title only.

Facing the impossible consequences of a freak accident, Angeline must travel a dangerous path to regain control of her fate and her kingdom even if that means relying on Connor, who epitomizes everything her family hated and tried to destroy. But the more she learns about Connor, the more she realizes they have far more in common than she ever expected, and that could make him just the ally she needs.

Heiress of Lies is the first book in the Bloodtruth series. Look for the sequel in late August 2012.

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Genre - YA Paranormal Romance 
Rating - PG13 
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Orangeberry Summer Splash & Giveaway - Magnus Opum

 1st August to 31st August 2012
106 books from 100 authors
 A story about a little person in a very big world.

Magnus Mandalora never thought he would leave the safe confines of the small homely village of Lower Kertoob. He certainly never expected to end up in the middle of a long-running war between the saintly Cherines and the beastly Glurgs. But when circumstance places him in such a dubious position, he finds himself on a rollicking adventure where nothing is quite as it seems.


Magnus Opum is an epic fantasy that's slightly skewed – Tolkien with a twist.



*****


Do you ever get one of those moments when you want to lose yourself in a book that is totally magical, brimming with imagination and fantasy, and entertaining from start to finish? This book by the very talented Jonathan Gould is the very thing that delivers on all counts.
- cnkbookreviews.blogspot.com

Jonathan Gould is a master at "Adult Fables"...Turning his talents to a full length novel - Magnus Opum - Gould creates an even richer world and experience...
- reviewmybookonamazon.wordpress.com

Magnus Opum is an epic fantasy that's slightly skewed - Tolkien with a twist.

Magnus Opum is a wonderful story - there's no doubt about that.  Magnus has a quest and he embraces it fully, it takes him to new places and he encounters new races during his adventures.  However, it's the things that Magnus learns that really make this story shine for me.
- bookbagsandcatnaps.com

It takes a quiet approach to its storytelling, but also regales the reader with a frothy sprinkling of satire and wit.
- afstewartblog.blogspot.ca

At the end of the day, the story of Magnus Mandalora of the small homely village of Lower Kertoob is fun, funny, educational, and a master work of both parody AND satire rolled into an easy-to-read family-friendly story. - Jeremy Rodden, author of Kindle bestselling cartoon novel - Toonopolis: Gemini (Toonopolis Files, #1)

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Genre - Humourous Fantasy
Rating -  PG
Connect with Jonathan Gould on Twitter & Facebook


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