Sunday, November 25, 2012

Review of Daughters of The Sea #1- Katheryn Lasky

So, if you know me well enough, I am obsessed with Mermaids! I placed 18 book requests on Mermaid Books and decided to read this book first! My review...

This book is recommended with tweens 9-12, but gosh... it was intense, where do I start!? I dont want to give much away, but I think I might, to explain this! The words...I swear I had to use a dictionary half the time! The romantic parts.. oh wow! The youngest one.. Ettie, her oldest sister, Lila aka brat has a crush on the new painter. She always teases Lila  ''Oh, you want the painter to see you naked?'' If anything, this is 14+. Now on with the review.... Hannah Albury, an orphan has been placed in The Boston Home for Little Wanderers. When any orphan in there turns 14, they can leave. The person who decides, thinks of Hannah as... unsuitable, and is supposed to go in a home, where there is no sea, and she demands to go back. When she does, she gets a new replacement as a scullery girl over at #18 Louisburg Square. Now, I may have left out a few details..  but did I mention Clarice....the middle child loves to read.. hehe? If I had to rate this, it would be smack in the middle of 4 and 5, a 4.5 but I can't do that, so maybe a 4? I'm struggling hehe. RATING: 4/5 stars!

The real summary: Bestselling author Kathryn Lasky plunges into the world of teen romance with a magical series about the newest supernatural phenomenon--mermaids!

Hannah is not like other girls in the turn-of-the-century Boston orphanage where she grew up. Instead of seasickness, she gets land sickness. She leaves a ring of salt in the tub when she bathes, and sometimes she sees a faint tracing of scales on her feet. It's freakish, horrifying . . . and deeply thrilling.

Hannah feels a change coming. But she is not the only one who senses it. A young painter recognizes something in Hannah--a connection with the sea that recalls a secret from his own past. A choice lies ahead, and Hannah must discover if she is a creature of the land--or of the sea.

Final Verdict: Anyone who shares a passion of love with the sea, pick this book UP!

Kathryn Lasky

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Embers at Galdrilene, Re-Release!

Get The Re-release Of "Embers At Galdrilene" By A.D. Trosper For Only 1.99 From 11/17/12 Through 11/24/12 - Don't Miss The Dragon's Call!
Embers at Galdrilene has undergone a huge transformation! It now sports a beautifully  redesigned front cover, spine and back cover. It also has an awesome custom designed interior and has been professionally edited. All thanks to the incredible team at Blue Harvest Creative. And as an added bonus, when you read the final page of Embers at Galdrilene, you'll get an exciting sneak peek for the prologue Tears of War, the second book in the Dragon’s Call series.
In celebration of its re-release, Embers at Galdrilene will be available for only 1.99! But this price only lasts from November 17th to November 24th. Embers won’t turn into a pumpkin at the end of its re-release promotion, but it will return to its regular price of $3.95. Don't miss out on this bestselling fantasy book. Wrap up the holidays with the gift of reading!
Click HERE to buy at Amazon

“A ray of light, a stain of shadow, shall endure to breathe life and death into the future” 

The war between the Guardians and the Shadow Riders ended in total devastation. The final battle killed all the dragons and left nothing but fields of ash. A small clutch of dragon eggs was all that remained to provide hope for the future.
Five hundred years later, the ability to use magic is a death sentence and dragons are remembered as a curse. But the unhatched dragons sing for their riders...and soon six lives will be changed forever.
The elements of magic are drawn together as the dragons’ call leads them on an epic and dangerous journey of discovery. They soon learn everything they’ve been taught to believe about magic and dragons is wrong.
With the last of the dragons and the world at stake, they will risk everything to heed the call.
But an evil from the past soon threatens their discovery and newfound joy. Shadow Dragons ride the dawn once more...

Evil lurks at every corner and eventually bursts, bringing forth a vivid confrontation that kept me at the edge of my seat, turning page after page.” ~ Annamaria Bazzi
“The characters are well thought out, and the plot is great. I loved Galdrilene itself, and the idea of the dragon eggs singing to those who are meant to hatch them.” ~ The Crooked Word
“I was so impressed by this excellent story! The characters and setting were vividly detailed, and the storyline was unique and enticing. I loved that the characters had strong bonds and connections to other beings, and Trosper did a magnificent job with pacing and stringing together the plot.” ~ Katie Jennings (author of the Dryad Quartet and When Empires Fall)
“There is something about dragon stories that is truly captivating and Trosper has certainly encapsulated this in her novel. This story follows the lives of young men and women as they escape a life of control and fear to find their true talents and true selves… Expect to be entertained with dragon fights, romance and witty comebacks in Trosper's creation of an idyllic world. You are even given a rare insight into the workings of a dragon's mind.” ~ Elizabeth Wright of
“Anne McCaffrey's Legacy… I was extremely wary when this book was immediately evocative of every story Anne ever told about dragons, their 'Impression' on their destined riders, and the immutable bond between the two. Like Asimov's laws of robotics, Pern's dragon lore is indelibly etched as 'fact' in my psyche and anything markedly different does not sit very well with me at all.

I am immensely pleased to say that A.D. Trosper did not let me down. There was enough of Pernish dragon-lore to satisfy my need for continuity, whilst at the same time enough differences to make this clutch of dragons her very own. Well done Ms. Trosper!” ~ Richard King

Here is where I'm supposed to talk about myself in third person for whatever reason. But, even though there are a lot of people in my head, referring to myself in third person still sounds too strange.
Born in Kansas, I spent a lot of my childhood moving around. I lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, Washington State (around Seattle), and southern California. I had many great adventures growing up. I'm now settled down in Kansas with my wonderful husband, three children, my wonderful dog Katie, assorted cats, and small flock of chickens.
I've been an avid lover of fantasy since I was young child. Dragons, elves, fairies, dwarves, and other denizens of the fantasy world as well as magic have always fascinated me. As I grew up, I developed an interest in vampires, zombies and my interests branched out to take in paranormal and urban fantasy.
I don't have any special writing credits to my name other than a wildly active imagination and the ability to form that imagination into written stories.
Want to know more or connect with me? Follow the links, I promise there is no wicked witch of the west at the end…most of the time.

Friday, November 9, 2012


Piracy. It’s a big thing in the movie/music world, but not limited to that. It’s a huge thing in the book world. Authors make money from their sales. It’s an option for kindle loan on their book, which is totally fine! But what’s not fine is Piracy.      
        Now. You might ask what Piracy is. Piracy is the name of a specific crime under customary international law. To make is simple, it’s basically in the book world, an example would be… Putting a book online for FREE that you didn’t get permission to do, and others can’t download it, but ILLEGALLY download it.
 It takes passion, love, time, a soul, and YEARS of practice and editing. Because of Piracy, they don’t get any money for what they put into the book!
Think of an amazing author. I’ll pick Suzanne Collins, Author of the Hunger Games. It probably took passion, and time… a lot of time for her to write it! Now, for a fact, the book is on a website… to download, for FREE. But uhhh, guess what? She gets no money whatsoever. Pretend it costs 1 dollar. Pretend it’s on the homepage of Skype. Right now 36,697,868 people are on Skype. At the least, 10,000,000 would download it. Suzanne Collins COULD have made at the least 5,000 dollars if everyone paid for it, but guess what? No one did. You are putting everything to waste from that author, and the author might just not finish the series because of Piracy and no sales.
        Piracy IS a big deal; don’t act like it’s not. Don’t ignore this. If you know anyone who is putting up Piracy on a certain website, if you can, contact the page, and see if they can take that post down.
        Next time you post a free song, movie or even book download, just know… you are hurting the author and possibly  yourself. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Deceiving Destiny
The Bleeding Heart Trilogy #2
By Nadege Richards


When your destiny lies in the hands of your enemy, there’s only one thing you won’t do to save the ones you love...

Now free from the walls that confine New Haven, the place she had once believed to be her home, Echo must find a way to put an end to a war only she has the power to stop. She has yet to discover her true abilities as a hybrid leader, but what happens when the dreams that plague her become something more? Someone more? In the midst of exploring her love for Ayden and venturing through forbidden lands for a key that will explain everything, Echo finds Kahl—the boy that haunts her in her sleep, yet has the hidden answers she seeks. And Echo will do just about anything to get them.

In the second installment of The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, relationships are put to the test, dreams become desires, and ultimately one girl will discover her purpose in a promised legend written in stone.