Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule



Beautifully Broken (Spellbound #1)
Published August 30th 2011 by Moonlight Publishing

Sherry's: Amazon / Official Blog / Twitter 



Synopsis:
Thirteenth daughter. Heritage witch. Demon slayer. 
They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Whispering Pines. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse. 

Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. After she takes a summer job at Ravenhurst Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan. But Trent may be the next victim on the supernatural hit list, and Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him. Complicated much?

After receiving cryptic messages from a creepy wraith and frightening threats from a demon, Shiloh finally begins to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist. Now Shiloh must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.

Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.


My Review:
Beautifully Broken has the creepy haunted house, dark secret and a strong female character with witchy powers, all wrapped up in this amazing book! This is something that you will be unable to put down. But be careful with what might lurk in the dark so you might want to have a light on while you read. Just saying. Actually, think of a younger Winchester sister, if there was one. 
The beginning of the book starts with a scary encounter with something that most teenagers wouldn't find in their bedrooms before going to church: a demon.Yeah. A freaking demon and everything goes downhill from then on.
 After getting that dream job as an assistant for a talented architect at (haunted) Ravenhurst Manor where a hottie lives, stuff gets weird.Shiloh was the best part of the book. Aside from the amazingly crafted plot that kept me on edge, that girl is what kept me going. Her sense of humor made me laugh out loud, and her references to different shows dealing with the supernatural were also a source of amusement for me.Kudos for that. 
As the thirteenth witch in her family, she has a destiny. She has power. But she just wants to be normal. Did she give up? No, of course not. Shiloh, like a certain family with a particular last name, has that sense of duty that she has to help people. So she does. The mystery in Whispering Pines is just too great and threatening that if she wants to survive it, she has to figure it out and fight it.
Throughout the novel I was able to see her interact with her mother and the rest of the characters, and I realized how normal it all was. Aside from the whole ghost and demon thing, of course. There's nothing normal about that. So, yeah, I was able to relate to her. That's what I always like about characters in YA. Being able to realize that,"Hey, I once went through similar stuff, too," is always a plus in my opinion. Then the supernatural aspect of the novel comes into place to wreak havoc and it makes me happy because of my ordinary life. 
Now, let's talk about actual relationships. Trent was cool and all, seemed realistic as an individual. He was moody and all like every other teenager, right? But as much as I found him attractive and all (I'll always look twice at a muscled, leather-jacket-wearing bad boy), I wasn't exactly swooning over him. He's hot, I get it. Sweet sometimes, too. But I didn't see much of a connection between him and Shiloh. He was always in my mind, of course, Shiloh thought a lot about him, but that was it. The romance also happened quite fast. First time she sees him at church and instant connection? Probable, though not quite believable. This was my only problem with the book. But he was honest, that much I'll give him. Oh, wait, no. I'm lying. The other thing that I had a problem with was the fact that most of the tragedies were quickly swept up under a rug. I won't say what exactly the accident was, might spoil stuff for people, but it was something that should have gotten more attention. 
Since we are now talking about male characters that are important, let me mention Evans. Oh, Ms. Soule, I so love you for this one, you know? In my despair over a certain mentor from SPN, I so agree on the fact that every ghost/demon hunter needs some help from someone with experience. Shiloh, wasn't alone, thankfully, and received help from Evans. I always love this particular archetype thrown in, too. Specially when the stakes are high in the creepy town of Whispering Pines. 
The next best thing was the writing. The detail and the voice with which the characters were introduced was what I enjoyed. Details, people, details! When it comes to describing a haunted house, Ms. Soule did creep me out. It was like watching an episode of my favorite show. It was the showing AND telling combination.  
For a first book in the series, Beautifully Broken was an amazing introduction and I do hope to see more development between Trent and Shiloh because there's something there. There really is, I just didn't feel it as much as I would have liked it. 
In conclusion my friends, Shiloh kept me spellbound with her Supernatural Diaries and Charmed me from the very first page. (Yeah, I stalked her on Twitter). 


Trailer: 

Rating: 4.5

                                  GenLia

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dominion Blog Tour Stop


Dominion by Melody Manful
Publication: August 20, 2012


Synopsis:


I Dare You.
Look Over Your Shoulders.
Do You See Them?
They are behind you...
They are always behind you.

Abigail Cells had a nightmare the day before she met Gideon, the new guy in school who has every girl drooling just to be near him. In her nightmare, she was murdered by a magical creature. As she gets to know Gideon, she begins to remember pieces of her nightmare, and was shocked when Gideon turned out to be the creature from her nightmare. Who is Gideon really, should Abby allow herself to fall completely for him, or is he the next disaster waiting to happen?

Prologue:

I should have called the police the moment I woke up, but what was I going to say: “Hello. 911. Help. I think I’m going to die because I had a dream that I died?” Yeah, even in my head I sounded ridiculous.
What happened to me was horrifying. It still is. But you won’t read about it in the newspapers, because it never happened.
“It was only a dream.” That was what everyone kept telling me. Nevertheless, they were wrong. What happened to me wasn’t a dream. I was living it. I died that night. I was murdered in a firestorm.
Yet, where I am, I’m alive.
One single white lie isn’t supposed to bring with it a lifetime of obstacles, right?
Wrong!
I lied. I said ‘Yes,’ when I was supposed to say ‘No’, and that was how I got here.
I committed a crime. Handcuff me. Sentence me to life. Execute me. Trust me, death will be a vacation compared to the punishment I’m serving.
“You’re such a terrible liar, Abigail.” This is what everyone I know says whenever I try to key up a lie. Then again, what does everyone I know, know for sure?  Nothing!
I wasn’t crazy. No, honestly, before I found myself in ‘wackoland’ I was a walking ray of sunshine. Everything in my over-idolized life was perfect.
Until he came.
First, I thought. Finally. Someone to chase away the monsters underneath my bed, but as it turned out, he didn’t come to chase them away. He was it.
My guardian angel.
 Author Bio:
Melody Manful was born on the 8th of June 1994 in Tema, A town in Ghana. She started writing at a very early age and has been doing it ever since. She has two siblings, and lives in Denmark with her family. She loves music, reading and writing, and puts a great deal into making her friends happy.


Melody's: Website / Twitter 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Moonlight Mayhem Blog Tour Stop

Please welcome Sherry Soule, she kindly agreed to add me as part of her Moonlight Mayhem  Book Tour. 
Now, as a huge fan of the TV show Supernatural, which is a show based on Urban Legends and the bromance between the Winchester brothers who 'hunt things and save people because that's the family business', I'm more than excited about this post. I mean, really, that's the exact reason why I love to read Paranormal Romance and Horror so much. It's all about the urban legends, people!  
So, yeah, enjoy! 
Oh, and don't forget to leave your comments and perhaps another urban legend or two. :) 
Supernatural Urban Legends

Hi everyone, I’m Sherry Soule—waving from California, where it’s getting pretty foggy! Well, it’s the start of summer here, and even with the fog burning off by afternoon, I’m cranking the air conditioner and chatting on Twitter about my love of YA books.
Thanks for letting me stop by today as part of my Moonlight Mayhem Blog Tour this summer. It’s a thrill to get to be a guest and fellow booklovers such as yourself. For those of you who haven’t heard of my epic blog tour, it’s not too late to join the fun!


To celebrate the release of Sherry Soule’s new YA novel, MOONLIGHT MAYHEM coming this July, she has put together a few mysterious and intriguing urban legends that surround the eerie township of Whispering Pines, California…

Urban Legend #1
Some researchers believe that certain demon races are actually the disembodied spirits of the Nephilim. (They are also considered to be Shadow People.) The origination of the Nephilim began with the legend of an archangel named Raziel. Urban legend states that Raziel escorted a sect of angels that were to instruct humans in morality.
Unfortunately, these angels began to educate man in sciences that God had deemed to be forbidden. These subjects included astrology, divination, and magic. The tutelage went on for centuries, until the angels began to pine for the human females.
After the fallen angels, or sometimes known as the Fallen, had sexual relations with the women, their unholy union resulted in the hybrid offspring called: Nephilim, which are the direct descendants of the antediluvian Fallen. Nephilim are also known as the Grigori or the Watchers.
It has been insinuated that one of the main reasons for the great flood, was not only to punish man, but to cleanse the earth of the Nephilim created from the union of fallen angels and human women. The flood banished most of the Fallen and their offspring into a Sheol.
So, do you believe in the Nephilim? What do you think will happen if they are ever freed?

Urban Legend #2
One haunted house claim that continues to be an urban legend is the infamous, Ravenhurst Manor in Whispering Pines. Books and stories have been written based on its hauntings and its reputation as one of California's most ghostly places.
Ravenhurst Manor’s first owner was a woman and dark sorceress named, Rowan Broussard. After her death, the estate was used as an all girl’s boarding school for many years. The sixty room Gothic mansion was listed for sale with the resident ghosts. Other odd things that occurred in this house were: doors and windows that opened or closed on their own, cold drafts, whispering voices, and some visitors even claimed to see a dark shadowy figure roaming the halls.
However, Ravenhurst is most famously linked to the disappearance of six children during the years of 1964 through 1967. (After the school was closed, the estate became the property of the town before it was sold to an wealthy, oil magnate.) After the children’s' bodies were discovered buried within the walls of the house, obviously from less than peaceful circumstances, the town buried them in Silent Hollows Cemetery.
Did these Children buried on unconsecrated ground, lead to the strange tragedy that would make this mansion so famous?

Urban Legend #3
Ah, let’s move on to the zombie apocalypse!
Another interesting urban legend states that on September 28, 1941, during an eclipse, a zombie was spotted in Whispering Pines. To make matters worse, a fire at the local mill had swept through town. As day turned to night, more zombies appeared. Many townsfolk mistook the undead for dazed mill workers. After the residents received hugs from the zombies, they were bitten by these paranormals, and soon the epidemic spread across the town like wildfire. 
To make matters worse, the roads and bridges connecting Whispering Pines to the rest of the Bay Area had burned in the fire. The townsfolk had no way to escape. Scores of people become lost when they chose to venture into the dark depth of Deadwood Grove rather than face the insatiable zombie menace.
Within days, the Paranormal Research Group (PRG) converged on Whispering Pines in a variety of aircraft. They established a base on the south side of the forest and went about the process of extermination. It took two weeks to secure the town. A total of 500 people were plague-ridden, an enormous number considering that there wasn’t a zombie vaccine available at this time.
Whatever the case, Whispering Pines’s zombie outbreak affected just under 600 people, making it one of the worst cases in U.S. history.
Are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse? What if zombies start showing up again?

Twitter hashtag: #MMBlogTour



Otherworldly Creatures. Dazzling Magic. Fiery Romance.
Shiloh Ravenwolf thought she was getting used to the strange events in Whispering Pines, until the full moon brings another surge of supernatural threats to her coastal town. Ferocious wolves, deadly necromancers, and shambling zombies have descended upon the neighborhood, so Shiloh needs to gain control of her magical abilities—fast!
It sucks that she has a crippling fear of the dark, which for a demon hunter can be an epic problem.
When her classmates are attacked by a mysterious creature and her father is murdered, Shiloh vows vengeance. Forcing her phobias aside, she forms an unlikely coven of supernaturally gifted teens to help her eradicate this menace. Except that's not all Shiloh has to worry about. She’s battling a different monster within herself and struggling not to become the very thing she fights: evil.
But with demon blood inside her—anything can happen…

Places you can cyberstalk, Sherry Soule:
Official Spellbound Series Universe: http://thespellboundseries.blogspot.com
Twitter @WriterSherry: http://twitter.com/writersherry
Book Trailers on YouTube: http://youtu.be/5uqVXKygvUs



Thursday, July 19, 2012

Follow Friday



And this week's questions is: Christmas in July! Someone gives you a gift card for two books (whatever that costs). What two books would you buy?

Well, this one is sort of hard because there are, like, ten or more books that I'm dying to get my hands on. But I've managed. :)

Insignia by S.J. Kincaid

Insignia (Insignia, #1)

&

Dark Star by Bethany Frenette
Dark Star

This is what i really can't wait to read. I'm what you would call a cover lover and so I get really excited about them. And since both covers are AWESOME, I love them both. :D 
Anyways, Insignia reminds me of Captain Amercia and Dark Star is really about 'superhearoes' so I totally have to read them. Two of my favorite things. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Natural Born Angel (Immortal City #2) by Scott Speer


Natural Born Angel (Immortal City, #2)
Maddy explores her Angel heritage—and struggles to get her wings—as the Angels and the humans head for a showdown.

Life turned upside down for Maddy Montgomery when she found out she was half-Angel and was catapulted into the scene of flashbulbs, paparazzi, and fervent adulation that comes with 
being in the celebrity Angel world.

And now Maddy must face the most difficult choice of her life. She’s been offered the chance to become a Guardian. This means dangerous and high-stakes training, with no guarantee that she can succeed. But more than that, it would mean leaving her mortal life behind—forever— and allying with the Angels at a time when their relationship with humans is heading for war...


I recently read Immortal City (You can read my review here) and I loved it! So I really can't wait to find out what's in store for Maddy and Jacks. 
What can't you wait to get your hands on? Leave a link!
I'd also appreacite followers, I'll follow back.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake


Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake


Synopsis:
Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story...

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. 

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.

My Review:

The first thing that came to mind as I began reading was Supernatural (If you haven't watched the show then go, now! It's the best thing ever.) Cas was like the younger version of the Winchester brothers. He's dedicated his whole life to hunting ghosts and is quite cocky sometimes. So when he hears about Anna Dressed in Blood, he's all for it.
Oh, and did I mention how much I love his name? No, well, I love it. I mean, c'mon, it's Theseus Cassio Lowood. Sexy. :) 
One of the things that I liked about Anna is the fact that is narrated from a boy's POV. There aren't many out there. Anyways, the best thing, though, was the story line. With quite a few books out there about ghosts and doomed romance and all, this one was pretty unique. It was easy to fall in love with each and everyone of the characters, even Anna. Because her story was so tragic and heart-wrenching.
Oh, yes. Anna. It completely blew me away. Just thinking about what happened to her, it makes me want to do something about it! I was literally staring at the book open-mouthed for about five seconds. It was that great. The writing was descriptive enough to make you feel what Cas was feeling and to make you feel awful for what happened. It sure as heck left my emotions all over the place when I was done with it.  
It will grab readers with bloody hands and won't let go until the last page. So, if you like ghost stories and Stephen King, this is the book for you. Hauntingly good!

Trailer:
Rating: 5.0



GenLia 

Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne


Still Waters

Still Waters

by 
Synopsis: 
Hannah can't wait to sneak off for a romantic weekend with her boyfriend, Colin. He's leaving for college soon, and Hannah wants their trip to the lake house to be one they'll never forget.
But once Hannah and Colin get there, things start to seem a bit...off. They can't find the town on any map. The house they are staying in looks as if someone's been living there, even though it's been deserted for years. And Colin doesn't seem quite himself. As he grows more unstable, Hannah worries about Colin's dark side, and her own safety.
Nothing is as perfect as it seems, and what lies beneath may haunt her forever.
My Review: 
Still Waters is unlike any other book I have read. It kept me wondering what was going on until the end. I honestly couldn’t understand why Colin was acting differently in the Pine House. I thought that he was probably possessed by an old ghost from the house, or that maybe he had multiple personalities. At the end of the book, it turned out that what had gone on at the Pine House was very different. The last chapters were very intense and they kept my attention all the way to the end. I would have never guessed the ending. It would have been better if we were given more information on Jack, though. I felt like I needed a little bit more on him at the end. However, overall I really liked the book. Hannah and Colin’s relationship felt so real. I really enjoyed reading it. It was as if I could feel everything Hannah was feeling. There were very good descriptions overall. 


Rating: 4.0


Emely

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Immortal City by Scott Speer


Immortal City (Immortal City, #1)
Immortal City (Immortal City #1)
Published April 3rd 2012 by Razorbill
Synopsis: 
Jackson Godspeed is the hottest young Angel in a city filled with them.

He's days away from becoming a full Guardian, and people around the world are already competing for the chance to be watched over by him. Everyone's obsessed with the Angels and the lucky people they protect - everyone except for Madison Montgomery.

Maddy's the one girl in Angel City who doesn't breathlessly follow the Angels on TV and gossip blogs. When she meets Jackson, she doesn't recognize him. But Jackson is instantly captivated by her, and against all odds the two fall in love.

Maddy is swiftly caught up in Jackson's scene, a world of glamour, paparazzi - and murder. A serial killer is on the loose, leaving dead Angels' wings for the police to find on the Walk of Fame. Even the Guardians are powerless to protect themselves in the face of this threat & and this time it's up to Maddy to save Jackson.
My Review:
I was quite skeptical about reading this book because while I looking for a new take on Angels, making them superstars in Los Angeles sounded a tad... ridiculous. But, as it happened before, the cover drew me in. Yes, a bit shallow and all. But I wasn't wrong. It was good. I mean, there's a freaking hot guy on the cover with a tattoo peeking from his sleeve. C'mon! 
However, Immortal City had its own spin to the Angels vs Demons showdown that had me asking for something different. These angels aren't cloud-hopping warriors but rather almost normal people with seemingly altruistic motives to remain on earth. What they actually do is charge people to save them. Yes, charge them! There is no more miraculous, free save from death. God forbid, lol. The angels are bad, bad, bad. Think of Supernatural fans at a convention and multiply that by a hundred or so and you know what it's like to be an angel. They are super stars.  
Even though it was some sort of love triangle, another cliche nowadays, it wasn't the center of the story and it didn't take much space from the main couple, Maddy and Jacks. Yeah, there were the same insecurities: she's more beautiful, she's from your world and she's an angel kind of stuff. Normal stuff. 
But what I loved about the book was the fact that angels weren't glorified or anything. Yes, they were seen as otherworldly for their immortality and angelness, but they were quite human, too. 
Take Jacks for example, since he was a kid he aspired to be a guardian and he will do anything to become just that. He just wants to save people, be as great as everyone else expects him to be. But at the end of the day he's just another teenager, albeit an angel one, and so he's not any less prone to falling in love at the most inopportune of times. His life took an unexpected turn for when he met Maddy, a girl who doesn't swoon at the sight of him and isn't really an Angel fan. 
Maddy is your average girl next door who is realistic about things and doesn't expect much. She only wants to get good grades at school so she can have a chance to go to college. Maddy is smart, funny and, even though she doesn't think so, beautiful. Oh, and most importantly, she doesn't treat Jacks like he's all high and mighty. She knows better than to be bedazzled with the sparkly world that Jacks comes from. Or at least she thinks so.
The thing is that their love and passion was instant. And soon, they find themselves running for their lives and in the middle of an angelic war in which Maddy could be the key to. 
Anyway, back to the point and why I loved it so much.
It started off a bit slow but then picked up and kept my eyes glued to my Nook because I just had to finish reading it. For some reason, Jacks reminded of Jace Wayland from the Mortal Instruments series. The whole blond and god-like thing sort of really made me (metaphorically, of course) drool all over Jacks. Although, I did find that particular character flat at times. 
As for Maddy, she ran hot 'n' cold all the time. I was able to identify with her, but I found her a bit annoying. She was strong and brave, though. And she did feel real to me. So I do love her. :) The romance between her and Jacks felt real and almost tangible. The tension and passion projected and so I give the author an A+ in that department. It held my attention and all, but what I loved the most was the fact that even though I pretty much guessed who the killer is, they always give this big, meaningful speech that sounds creepy and it makes you scratch you head and go like, 'what?' but I kept second guessing myself. I was right, of course, but I did end up blaming someone else at the end just to have my first guess thrown back on my face. 
Ohh, and before I forget. Did I mention how awesome the demons were? No, uh, well. They were pretty cool. No, sexy, devil may care kind of demon that I absolutely adore, but rather the ugly horned thing that came straight from hell. Oh, yeah, it was awesome. I also give that an A+. 
The grand finale that Scott Speer wrote was explosive and tantalizing. A true epic ending. So I now sit on my chair anxiously waiting for the sequel. I just can't get enough of Jacks now, and no, I would so not be one of those screaming girls. (HA! Yeah, right. I'd so be one.) 


Trailer:
Now, I dare you to deny the fact that that dude looks just like freaking Jace Wayland. 

Rating: 4.5

GenLia

Interview with Lisa Rogers



Monty reviewed Angelina's Secret by Lisa Rogers and after talking to her she agreed to answer a few questions. Monty's review is here.


Genesis, thank you so much for inviting me to your blog. I need all the help I can get in getting the word out about my books, so again thank you.
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

Even as a child, I had dreams of being a writer, but between raising kids and taking care of a husband (which BTW is harder than raising kids) I just never found the time. When my youngest child started his senior year of high school, I decided it was now or never, so I sat down and wrote and wrote and wrote. Now, five years and almost three books later, I’m still writing and wondering why I didn’t do this sooner.
Are your characters based on someone you know or do they just pop into your head?
A little of both. Some of my characters just pop into my head and I have no idea where they came from. Other characters are loosely based on someone I know and sometimes they are the product of two or three people rolled into one.
How do you get into the ‘writing zone’? Is there a schedule you have, like: 9:00-4:00 Writing?
For me, it’s easier to really get into the “writing zone” if I write first thing in the morning before the days realities have time to muddle my brain.  
What’s your favorite book and author?
To be honest this answer changes on a regular basis. I can’t say that just one author or book stands out in my mind. Like most things, it would depend on my mood. One of the perks of being a Spencer Hill author is we get to read each others books. (How cool is that?) So if I’m in the mood for a good YA novel I usually read whichever book is the next on my TBR list. However, if I’m in the mood for an adult murder/mystery or courtroom drama I’d probably read William Bernhardt, or John Grisham. If I’m feeling particularly brave and am in the mood for a thriller/mystery I’ll lock my doors, put a knife under my pillow, make my husband hold my hand and crack open the latest Lisa Gardner novel.
Favorite character from a book?
Again, it’s hard to choose just one, but one of my favorite characters would have to be Ben Kincaid. He is a lovable hard working, soft hearted, downtrodden lawyer who is featured in many of William Bernhardt’s award winning novels.
Since you have had many encounters with ghosts, can you tell us which one was the scariest?
After living in a haunted house for twenty-eight years, I would be lying if I said I had never been scared. With that said, I will also say this fear has always come from within me and isn’t the product of something “bad” the ghosts have done.
My thoughts on ghosts are pretty unusual and instead of trying to explain them in a limited space, I’d like to invite all of you to go read an article I wrote for the Llewellyn journal. It can be found here http://www.llewellyn.com/journal/article/2288
Was Angelina’s secret the original title? Or did it change?
Angelina’s Secret was the original title
Where did the idea for Angelina’s Secret come from?
My husband and I went out to dinner to celebrate me signing my nonfiction book, On Haunted Ground, with an agent. Since this book dealt with the paranormal, we began toying with the idea of what it would be like for someone to discover that they had the ability to see ghosts and Angelina’s story came to life right there in the restaurant. 
Will there be a sequel? And can you tell us a little about what you’re working on now? (A Teaser?)
Oooohhh I sure hope so! Currently I do not have a contract for a sequel, but I have talked to my publisher about my ideas for a second book and hopefully that will work out. The tentative title is Angelina’s Promise. In this book Angelina and friends, some seen and some unseen, try to help a ghost restore his reputation.
Any advice for aspiring writers?
Continue to always hone your craft and never, never give up.
Any books you plan on reading this summer, or that you’re reading?
As I said earlier as an author for Spencer Hill I have been given many awesome books and I’m ashamed to say that due to my own writing endeavors I’m dreadfully far behind in my readings. I have just started reading Elemental by Emily White and I must say it is AWESOME! When I finish it, I’ll be reading Betrayed by Ednah Walters.

Thanks Again,
Lisa Rogers

And I thank you for taking the time to answer these questions and I wish you the best luck, Mrs. Rogers. 

Also, last but not least, here are some links that y'all might find useful. Thanks for stopping by. 

Spencer Hill has a free download of Angelina’s Friend, which is a short prequel to Angelina’s Secret. It can be found here http://www.site.spencerhillpress.com/Angelina_s_Friend.php
Angelina’s Secret fan page on facebook


GenLia 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday


Published July 10th 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books

Insignia (Insignia, #1)
Insignia (Insignia #1) by 

Synopsis: More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom’s drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible.

Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone’s been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he’s offered the incredible—a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom’s instincts for combat will be put to the test, and if he passes, he’ll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War Three. Finally, he’ll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom’s always wanted—friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters—but what will it cost him?

Gripping and provocative, S. J. Kincaid’s futuristic thrill ride of a debut crackles with memorable characters, tremendous wit, and a vision of the future that asks startling, timely questions about the melding of humanity and technology.

I don't know y'all, but this sort of reminds me of Captain America. Besides, I heard nothing but good praises about this book and look forward to reading from a boy's point of view. There aren't really that many out there it seems. 

Now, tell me what's your pick for this week? Link me up! 

GenLia

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I have been awarded the Liebster Blog Award


The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 2oo followers. Apparently, Liebster is a German word which means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome. Isn't it great? :) 

Rules:
1)      Each person must post 11 facts about themselves.
2)      Answer 11 questions the awarder has given you, and give 11 questions for the people you’ve awarded.
3)      Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4)      Tell them you’ve awarded them.
5)      Remember, no tag backs.

11 Facts About Me:
1.      I’m a Supernatural fan and Dean Girl all the way.
2.      I go to an early college .
3.      Unfortunately, I’m allergic to dogs.
4.      My favorite genre is Paranormal Romance.
5.      My character from a book is Bones from the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost.
6.      If I had the opportunity to meet Jeaniene Frost I’d faint.
7.      I love Chinese food.
8.      I like Hamsters as pets.
9.      I’m very good learning a language. English was the first of many I plan to learn, it only took me about a year to pick it up.
10.  Dr. Pepper is the best thing out there.
11.  I love jogging in the mornings.

Questions that Cameo Renae asked me…
1.      What’s your favorite color?
Navy Blue
2.      Do you have pets?
No, I’m allergic to dogs and cats. But I used to have a hamster.
3.      What is your astrological sign?
Pisces
4.      What is your favorite genre to read?
Paranormal romance, Psychological thriller,
5.      How many books do you read a month?
Well, before I got admitted into the early college I attend to, I used to have lots of time and would sometimes read about ten to fifteen books. Now? Hehe, between five and ten if I’m lucky.
6.      Are you a writer?
Yes! I do write and I mostly stick to my favorite genre, which is YA Paranormal Romance, but I never know if it will stay YA I just go with the flow. J It’s something I started doing about four years ago as soon as I learned English.
7.      Who’s your favorite author(s)?
Jeaniene Frost is my favorite. But right behind her are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kerrelyn Sparks and Lyndsay Sands. Their writing is just amazing! And the hunks from their books… wow!
8.      What’s your favorite movie?
Click, it’s hilarious and sad at the same time. Oh and Jack and Jill, too. Adam Sandler is just awesome in my opinion. I never fail to laugh.
9.      If you could be in any movie, which one would you choose?
Well, since I’m a huge horror fan and comedy there really isn’t something I’d like to star in. But there’s this TV show called Supernatural, real cool BTW (It’s not just cool is the best thing out there, two guys, awesome plot and demons and angels and shit and… ahh!! Who I’m I kidding is just so awesome and I worship Eric Kripke for that!) and I’d just love to be in it. Dean and Sam are really bad ass (More than that, they’re double plus badass) and I want to be badass too. I’d definitely ask them if I could join their family business, you know, hunting monsters, saving people. J Just sayin’…
10.  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
Somewhere in Europe. Preferably close to Russia, ever since reading Vampire Academy I’ve had this thing with Russian.  *grins*
11.  What is your favorite snack?
Granola bars. I’m trying the whole healthy thing these days. Lol, we’ll see how long that lasts.

And here are the 11 questions that I chose for the award:
What’s your favorite show?
What do you hate shopping for?
What’s your favorite book?
Is there an actor/actress that you’re crushing on?
Who is your favorite author?
What’s your favorite music?
What’s your favorite food?
What do you prefer, book or ebook?
Estimating, how many books have you read?
Is there a place where you like to read?
In a scale of one to ten, how much do you need coffee to survive?