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Dark Days Tour Recap and Giveaway(s)

I must say, Monday night I had such a fabulous time! Veronica Roth, (very lovable) Aprilynne Pike, (which is a huge comedian) S.J. Kincaid, (big sweetheart) and Dan Wells (quite the entertainer) were all there. I was amazed by how down to earth and real they all were. I just loved how they interacted with each other and open to everyone they were. I felt like St. Louis had quite a great turn out and got to meet a bunch of great people there and even met a couple more after it was over.

All of the authors brought great discussions to the table. I was also surprised by how much I had in common with some of them.

And to hear how some of their ideas and storylines came about? I totally never would’ve guessed!

Harper Collins has been generous enough to kindly let me host a giveaway for all of these wonderful authors and their books!
I have debated with the idea to do one big giveaway or split them up and decided to have four winners.

So, I have for you,

The Giveaway Rules:
Open to 13+
Only one entry per person (per book)
Winners must respond within 48 hours
Ends July 21st

Enter HERE for INSIGNIA by S.J. Kincaid

Enter HERE for INSURGENT by Veronica Roth

Enter HERE for DESTINED by Aprilynne Pike

Enter HERE for PARTIALS by Dan Wells

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Review: Scary School: Monsters on the March

Scary School: Monsters on the March
By Derek the Ghost (Derek Taylor Kent)

Published by: Harper Collins
Released on: June 26th, 2012
256 Pages

A most fabulous, hilarious, and fun filled read! The second in this amazing and addictive series, Derek the Ghost leads you on yet another journey through the first semester at Scary School. This time around, we get to meet more delightfully creepy characters that are fascinatingly haunting and truthfully, I’m really not too sure I would actually want to meet, including a big, hairy tarantula. (UGH) With greatly detailed illustrations, it helps to add to your own imagination as the entire school now has to battle evil pirates all because of a toad Princess named Zogette and her love for Charles Nukid and his un-love for her. We also get to touch base with some of the characters that we fell in love with in the first novel. Penny Possum even braves the nerve to stand bold and speak a word or two to save a great friend from evil-doers. It doesn’t go unnoticed how great the school, children, and teachers can come together and fight for what they believe in. I definitely recommend adding this one to your shelves!

Received from the author for review.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Official THE FORSAKEN Trailer by Lisa M.Stasse

Today is the release of THE FORSAKEN by Lisa M. Stasse. I’m a tad slow on the release of the trailer, as I was a bit busy yesterday, but I still wanted to share it with you. I hope you enjoy and pick up a copy ASAP!

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Blog Tour: Carnival Girl Featuring an Interview w/ Sonja Herbert

I am pleased to be a part of the Carnival Girl tour. Released on June 12, 2012 by Cedar Fort. I have also had the pleasure to interview author Sonja Herbet.

Sonja Herbert and her five siblings were raised in a caravan, traveling the carnival circuit from town to town in post-WWII Germany.

Sonja converted to the LDS Church, served a mission, married an American soldier, and immigrated to the USA. She received a BA at SUU in Cedar City, and an MA in Language Acquisition from Brigham Young University, taught high school, German, and ESL for many years, and is now a full time writer. A mother of six and grandmother of thirteen, she resides in Provo, Utah. Contact her at germancarnivalgirl.com, germanwriter.com, or frauherbert@comcast.net.

1.) If you could teach someone only one thing today, what would it be? Forgive. Forgive others if they slighted you and remember everybody’s background is different. You might just make a new friend!

2.) Do you have any hobbies or special interests? Besides writing I love to knit and crochet. In the early winters I go on a knitting frenzy, making small presents for my kids and grandkids.

3.) What are you currently reading? I always have a Chicken Soup for the Soul book I’m reading. The one now is New Year’s Resolutions. I have a story in it, too. The other book I’m presently reading is Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich. It’s way funny. Wish I could write like that!
4.) How would you describe CARNIVAL GIRL in three words? God Loves Me!

5.) Do you have any advice for struggling youth? Yes. Never give up. Good things will come your way if you just follow your dream and don’t get discouraged.

6.) What is something that people don’t know about you? I don’t talk about it much, but my third child died at birth. It did something to me, and after that I made some decisions I shouldn’t have made.

7.) Do you, or have you had anyone that you’ve looked up to, now or in the past? When I was young, it was the missionaries. I wanted to be like them, and I did. When I was twenty-one, I also went on a mission. Later, it was my mother-in-law. She showed me that others can be loving and supportive of you, even if they don’t agree with you.

8.) Favorite author? My favorite author ever is Jane Austen!
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Monday, July 9, 2012
Review: Obumbrate by Alivia Anders

by Alivia Anders

Published by: Self Publishing
Released on: July 7th, 2012
292 Pages

Leaving off where Illumine ended, with such tragic events that Essalie had to endure, I am amazed by how she has such a strong will and seemingly never ending faith that obviously helped her get through the loss she suffered in Illumine. In Obumbrate, things still haven’t yet slowed down for Essalie, and she powers through every obstacle thrown her way. It’s obvious that Anders has a great passion for writing with the power withheld in Obumbrate. She has created a character that you can’t help but fall in love with and feel so emotionally for.
Essalie has remained so unbelievably strong throughout everything, but when she learns that her life is dwindling away far faster than expected, she finally let’s everything catch up to her. I can’t say I blame her, and to know something that is inevitable is going to happen far sooner than realized, it leaves you full of sadness, depression and great sorrow.
Luckily, an idea forms that not everyone will like, and her friends will try to stop. But hey, if she’s going to die soon, why not take a wicked queen down with her? Right?! It’s when she learns that the Queen knows far more about her and all of the mysteries about her life and powers that might stop her plans dead in their tracks.