Friday, 27 May 2011

{Follow Friday} 2

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by ParaJunkee – helping bloggers get out there and meet new bloggers!
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Q. How many books do you read in a week? And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?

I read about one a week, actual copy, but if I am not at school I average about one a day or so.

 

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers - http://ninjagirlreads.blogspot.com/
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there (click it to go to parajunkees page to grab code, must use code!) and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you're new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
  8. AND DON’T FORGET to answer the question above on YOUR FF Blog!

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Friday, 20 May 2011

{Follow Friday} 1

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by ParaJunkee – helping bloggers get out there and meet new bloggers!
Be sure to hit up ParaJunkee’s blog to add your name to the linky if you’re joining in, and to get the button with code below. Simply Click It and you will go right to her blog! Instructions are below for follow Friday fun!


Q. It's circle time. Time for us to open up and share. Can you tell us FIVE quirky habits or things about you? We all have them...
 Five quirky Keegan traits are:
1. I read books and if I get bored with it I will just abandon it and never touch it.
2. I don't read some of the books that I buy.
3. I want to have lots of blogger friends within the next year and that is a dream that I constantly aspire to. 
4. I re-arrange my bookshelf almost every weekend.
5. I am always thinking up stories and I am never able to finish writing them down.
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  4. Grab the button up there (click it to go to parajunkees page to grab code, must use code!) and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you're new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
  8. AND DON’T FORGET to answer the question above on YOUR FF Blog!

Happy Follow Friday!


{Exclusive Cover Reveal} The Onyx Talisman by Brenda Pandos


Well I am not going to waste your time I am just going to get right down to it...here it is:



 Isn't it absolutely beautiful?

What's that you say? You want more info on the book? Well I am...not...not going to give it to you so yes I guess I am going to spoil you guys by giving you a summary!

All was perfect in Julia’s life until Nicholas had his vampire blood-lust activated by his mother Alora, her immortal enemy, turning him evil and bent on revenge. Heartbroken and out of choices, Phil and Julia ran away in the middle of the night, with Scarlett on foot, to Orange County to warn and plead Nicholas’ Godfather for help. Once arriving at Harry’s though, the local coven accosted them and they narrowly escaped.
After they returned home, there was a huge showdown between Phil, Nicholas, Scarlett, Alora, Katie and Julia. Alora almost got what she wanted—Julia’s vampire warding talisman—but Preston, Nicholas’ father, and Harry came to the rescue. They escorted Nicholas and Alora back to Beverly Hills, pledging to return Nicholas free from his blood-lust. But all Julia’s received in the past four months is a letter stating Nicholas missed her along with some song lyrics and promise of a quick return. That was a month ago.

Now Julia awaits Nicholas’ return with the Fab Five Coven: Phil and Katie—the sober vampires, Scarlett—the half-vamp/shape-shifter, and Tyler and Julia—the inducted humans. She’s stuck in Scotts Valley with Phil as her self-appointed chaperon and no way to return to Los Angeles to check on Nicholas. Only Scarlett and Julia know her fate ultimately involves the demise of all vampires, possibly including the ones she loves. When the time comes, will she even have a choice?

Find out in the final installment of the bestselling Talisman Series November 16, 2011!

Want to know more? Check out Brenda’s blog at: http://brendapandos.blogspot.com


The Onyx Talisman, third and final book in the Talisman trilogy.
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
Tentative Release Date: 11/16/2011
Twitter: @brendapandos
Blog: brendapandos.blogspot.com



Wednesday, 18 May 2011

{Waiting on Wednesday} 1: The Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am waiting for:
 Release Date: 4 October 2011

A move to Ireland is about to introduce Megan to her destiny, her real destiny, can she embrace it and will she survive it?

A tragedy in Megan’s past set her on a predetermined course. A chain of events has been set in motion that brings Megan to Kinsale, a small town in the south of Ireland where her destiny awaits her. Her life starts to fall into place as she makes new friends and settles into her new school. However, the reclusive and distant Adam DeRĂ­s calls to her body and soul.

She finds herself increasingly drawn to Adam and his strange family. Adam knows a secret from her past and he and his family hold the key to her future. A future that binds her to Adam and his world, a world of power, mystery and ancient orders. A world that unbeknownst to her, she very much belongs in.



{Review} Daimon by Jennifer Armentrout

Release Date: 22 April 2011
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 86
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Buy the Book: Amazon

For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals—pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she'd been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she's pretty much accepted that she's a freak by mortal standards… and that she'll never be prepared for that duty. According to her mother, that’s a good thing. But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return—the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because she's being hunted by the very creatures she'd once trained to kill. The daimons have found her. 

My thoughts: 

This story was incredible right from the beginning, the writing with leave you breathless, it is descriptive, witty and charming all at once. The way in which information is given to the reader is surely not an information dump it is given in such a way that all the terminology is able to be digested by the readers.

I have seen according to Leigh Fallon that there are some smoking hot scenes (did I really just say that?) and let me tell you that there are for sure in Daimon! The characters are very well rounded and Alex had me right from the beginning.

Armentrout writes in such a way that you are able to imagine the story vividly without try to create the images in your mind and the story flows effortlessly! The description is fantastic and I did not have one problem at all with this story!

The story has very interesting concepts and I think that it was a great way to promote Half-Blood by releasing this free prequel! This story was so addictive and I really cannot wait to read Half-Blood. By the way if you read Daimon I am positive that you will end up being really intrigued by the story as well as all of the books titles and how they are actually named after things that can be found in the books. I loved this and found it interesting. This was a great read overall and I am positive that many people will love it. Look out for Half-Blood!





{Guest Post} by Jennifer Armentrout

I would like to introduce to you author, Jennifer Armentrout the author of Half-Blood, Pure and Daimon which is a free prequel to Half-Blood! You can download Daimon here!


Without further ado I give you Jennifer's guest post on writing:

I started writing Half-Blood (under a different title) in 2008. I’ve always been fascinated with Greek Mythology and ancient Greece, and knew I wanted to do something with demigods. But I wanted it to be different, something more. After scraping several lame ideas and going through false starts, I finally created Alexandria Andros’ world by taking the demigod myth and expanding it. I thought, “What if demigods had children with mortals, just like the gods did?” From there, I came up with the half-blood, which is a child of a demigod and mortal.  Children of two demigods are called pure-bloods or Hematoi. There is also a totally different race of mythological creatures in the story, which are called daimons. If anyone is curious to what daimon stands for, it’s actually Greek for demon.

Ancient Greece, especially the time when people would have worshipped gods, was a very stratified society. You had the haves and the haves not. I did model Alex’s world after that, and the treatment of half-bloods may be hard to swallow.

Another thing I wanted to capture was the actual nature of the gods themselves. If you read most myths you’d know that the gods did not bring the warm and fuzzies. If you were a human who’d caught the attention of a god, that didn’t usually bode well. You’d either end up a flower or plant, or chilling with Hades for the rest of eternity. In writing Daimon, Half-Blood and the other novels, I wanted to stay true to their myths.

I really don’t have much of writing process, except I cannot write when someone is around me or even in the same room as me. Weird, huh? Sometimes when I’m lacking inspiration, I do listen to music and/or flail around my house until I know what I want to write.

Thanks for having me on your blog!


 
PS: I was only going to post this on Friday but just couldn't wait to share it with the world! Hope you enjoy it! My review of Daimon will be up later today!