Showing posts from July, 2011

Rose Pressey + Summer Giveaway Hop

For the Summer Giveaway Hop:Enter here

Today we have an interview with hot selling author ...Rose Pressey! At the end of the interview is a book trailer and a GIVEAWAY!

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Who was/is the biggest influence on you as a child and as an adult? As a child, and as an adult, my mother was the biggest influence. She's a wonderful woman.
Who do you like to read? Any favorite book or authors? I love reading paranormal romance/urban fantasy with humor. Authors like H.P. Mallory, Molly Harper, Dakota Cassidy, Nicole Peeler, or Linda Wisdom.
If you could write a book with any other author, living or dead, who would you choose and why? Oh, that's a tough question. I'd say Margaret Mitchell…

Giveaway News

The Summer Giveaway Hop has begun. Please click on the giveaway page to enter.
When I reach 100 followers someone will win an e-copy of Voodoo Dues and an Alaskan Surprise pack. No entry needed for that. Winner will be chosen, randomly, from list of followers.
More giveaways coming up!

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Please allow additional time for mail if you are in lower 48.
For 100 followers only:  if you are in a foreign country I will contact you regarding prize and mailing to your country.

Thanks for playing! Good luck to all!

Joshua Scribner: Psyche Horror

Psyche Horror: Five Short Works by Joshua Scribner

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a collection of chilling horror stories. I would venture to call it a sampler of this author. In the first story a young unattractive man suddenly finds himself attracting the attention of a pretty girl. But where are the voices he hears coming from and what do they want? In the second A man and women argue with the result of his past coming to haunt him. The third story a wife murders her abusive husband. Is that really what happened? The fourth story brings us a military man who is given the choice to die or just possibly die. The final story tells of a young man in the counselor's office telling a shocking story of abuse while from the door comes the sounds of terror and chaos. I enjoyed the stories in this book. They are short stories so the terror comes fast and hits hard. This is a good book for a camp out or those times when you want to read creepy stories out loud. Good choice for when you w…

Pictures On the trail in Alaska

Hi Everyone,

I went on a hike and thought I would share some pictures of Juneau with you. Hope you enjoy them!

Montana Creek 
We grow cotton in Juneau 
 Bears bread growing on the tree
I just love the color contrast of these leaves
Windfall Creek

The blueberries are out
Near the start of the trail

A shot of Douglas Island
Leave a comment and let me know how you liked Juneau Alaska

Can You Keep A Secret?

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed Can You Keep A Secret?. I loved Emma. You read this book and laugh at loud. You think things that happen to Emma never happen but in your mind you are going, "please at least not to me"! We all know Emma, her flatmates, her boyfriend, her co-workers. We have all had moments when we cringe at something we did or said. we hope some of those times remain secret. We know others want them known so they can laugh even though they also have those moments. Emma doesn't have earth shattering secrets. They are relatively harmless but embarrassing. The kind you and I most likely have. I think that is the charm of Emma. There were places in this book where I laughed out loud and places where I was held in suspense. It is a book about life, friendship, boyfriends and, of course, secrets.

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Feature & Follow Friday

Follow My Book Blog Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View andAlison Can Read where we all get together and say HI! @ lucky blogs will be selected to be a feature, one for each site. This weeks lucky blogs are...The Little Book Blog and The Book Addicted Girl. If you would like to play along be certain to visit Parajunkee' View or Alison Can Read for all the details.
Q. Let's step away from books for a second and get personal. What T-Shirt slogan best describes you?

It says Goddess in Training

Theme Thursday -

Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event hosted by Reading Between Pages that will be open from one Thursday to the next. Anyone can participate in it. The rules are simple: A theme will be posted each week (on Thursday’s) Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading Mention the author and the title of the book along with your post It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word)
Ex: If the theme is KISS; your sentence can have “They kissed so gently” or “Their lips touched each other” or “The smooch was so passionate” This will give us a wonderful opportunity to explore and understand different writing styles and descriptive approaches adopted by authors.
This week’s theme is ANY ACTION (go, walk, close, clap etc) Both vampires moved off the bed  and stared at each other silently with wide-eyed expressions. Pg 138
Caleb spun around to see who was addressing him and noted two tall men in dark suits standing at…

* WARNING* This post is about Vets and is brutal

I originally wrote this post as part of a meme. For some reason when I went to the Host page a prior meme went up instead of the home page. So I wrote the wrong meme. The meme this was written about was for July 4th and we were to connect our  post to that theme. Sorry about the confusion with this one. I have no idea why the home page did not come up first. I am leaving the post up as I  think it is important. The author of the book I took the snippet from is trying to give a voice to Veterans. His information is at the bottom.

* WARNING* The snippet I chose is intense, brutal, contains foul language and for me is important.  I realize it is long. I chose it because I know that everyday somewhere in the world a soldier is going through this - whether it is a flashback or it is happening in real time. And they did it  or are doing it for us. The people back home. I am not in support  of war. I am in support of our soldiers who have kept us and who continue to keep us free. My son fough…

Two Blog Hops- Many authors

'Waiting On' Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
What's your "waiting on" pick this week? Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your comment below!

Here are 2 of the books I am waiting to come out. Both are due for release August 16, 2011. The first is part of a series - The Charley Davidson Series in Paranormal Romance. The second book is snark done southern style. It doesn't get any better. I love snarky, southern women. Maybe because I grew up loving so many of the ones in my life. I think they are both going to be great, fun reads!

Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

From  GoodReads Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper Extraordinaire, is back in this sexy, suspenseful novel of supernatural shenanigans When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dr…

Featured Author - Stephany Simmons Voodoo Dues

Stephany Simmons author of Voodoo Dues, available now, graciously granted  an interview with me. Ms. Simmons, thank you for stopping by and letting us get to know you a little bit.
How did the idea for Voodoo Dues come about?  I think the starting point was setting the story in my home town, in my neighborhood. It just made the story flow easier. The rest just fell into place from there. Who do you read? Any favorite book or authors? Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Christopher Moore, Janet Evanovich (while not UF, she makes me lol.) From your book, who are the characters most like each of you or who is your favorite? I think personality wise, I’m most like Lian. Figg is a sort of mashup of my two female best friends. I have to say that Carl quickly grew on me. He’s certainly a fan favorite! When you enter a room, what theme song is playing? I’d like to think that it’s the old Wonder Woman tv theme song, but in reality, it’s probably something quite different. My brother-in-law says that it is th…