Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"No Hope for Gomez!" Birthday Party. Win kindles, iPods, and get free books!

“It's the age-old tale:
     Boy meets girl.
     Boy stalks girl.
     Girl already has a stalker.
     Boy becomes her stalker-stalker.”

It's hard to believe, but it's been a year since I handed in the final proofs for my weird little book ‘No Hope for Gomez!’ To celebrate this, and the fact that it just became a finalist in 2010's Best Book Awards, I decided to throw an international party. As I’ve had a debilitating fear of throwing parties and no-one showing up since early childhood, I’d be more than delighted if you’d come!

Of course, with every cool, international party comes a gift bag. Here's just some of the stuff attendants will get:

  • Exclusive short story collection
  • No Hope for Gomez: The Lost Chapters
  • Making of Gomez: behind the scenes eBook
  • Signed hi-res poster + bookplate

(These are all exclusive items and will not be available again)

Additionally, several lucky attendants will win a Kindle or an iPod!

Oh yeah, you can bring as many friends as you like, just don't bring your crazy uncle who drinks too much and then tries to get me to go to the attic with him to see something wonderful. I've fallen for that before and I don't mind telling you, I came away very disappointed!

Find out how to attend HERE.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Winner and a Surprise!

I first want to thank I am a reader, not a writer for putting on the
hop. Also, a very special thanks to author Ednah Walters, at The Guardian Legacy for telling me about it. Without either of them I would not of have the wonderful followers I do now.
Ok, that being said lets get on to the winner....
There was 106 comments......
random.org picked number 69

I'm a new follower!
Thank you!

Congrats on your win...I'll be contacting you via email.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gratitude Giveaways Hop

Thank you for coming by and visiting me. This is my first hop and I'm looking forward to getting more followers since I'm a new blogger.
As a gift of Gratitude for all the new followers I do get one lucky follower who comments on this post from WEDNESDAY, November 17th to SUNDAY, November 28th has the chance to win....
Drum Roll....
An $10 gift Cert to Amazon.
Just think of the fun thing you can get!!!!!!....
All I ask is that you become a follower and leave a comment with a way to contact you (or make sure your blogger profile has your email in it.)
On Monday, November 29th, I'll announce who the lucky follower that Radom.org has choosen.
Don't forget there are 175+ blogs participating in this hop with wonderful giveaways....Check them all out

Sunday, November 14, 2010

In The Company of Vampires

Tuesday, I read a teaser on a blog I follow and that lead me to ran out Wednesday to buy this book, In The Company of Vampires, by Katie MacAlister. Never in my life have I ever spit my coffee out reading a book before. OMG! Vikings...Really!
I would have to say this part right here is totally what got my goat....
"We are experts on women," Eirik said, taking my hand. "You will tell us about this quarrel, and we will tell you what you have done wrong."
And would you believe my husband actually laughed and agreed!
When Francesca arrives at GothFaire to save her mother from the trickster god, Loki, things go from bad to worse. Her immortal ex, Benedikt, is there, full of secrets-and with a new girlfriend. Now Fran must battle a power-hungry group who wishes to dominate both the immortal and mortal worlds-and the woman who claimed Ben's heart. It's a good thing Fran's no ordinary mortal

Since I've never read her previous teen books I know why in the beginning I felt as though I was a bit lost. However, that was soon forgotten after about the third chapter or so. I DO NOT recommend this for younger readers as it does contain adult scenes.When Fran and the Vikings got to the GothFaire the story line really picked up, and you held tight for what was about to happened next. Most likely the vikings were about to do something stupid....lol
In all honesty the end of the book does leave off to venture on to another book....the shape shifters still need their revenge.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My First Review... The Noble Pirates

I figured I would start a blog where I could review whatever and maybe in the future even do a give away  should I get enough followers. So that being said onward to my very first review!

The Noble Pirates

By R.L.Jean

A vacation in the Bahamas goes awry, and a woman from 2009 unexpectedly finds herself in the 18th century -- amidst pirates. Sabrina is so consumed with her present-day problems that the last thing she expects is to suddenly end up face to face with real pirates. The notorious bad boys of the Golden Age of Piracy, Edward England, Howel Davis, and “Black Bart” Roberts, become Sabrina’s means of survival in the past, and ultimately, her key to returning to the future.
The catch? Sabrina happens to be carrying a book about pirates when she is swept into the past, and that book contains biographies of the very men she meets. She forms relationships with them and learns that, contrary to what she previously thought, they are sailors, servants, and slaves who were pressed into service, victims of social and historical circumstances of the era. She begins to wonder: Can she use her knowledge to change the past? Is her knowledge a blessing or a curse?

I totally loved this book. I can hardly wait for the second one that the end clearly states will be coming. The characters are so much fun to follow along with. Sabrina is so full of spunk! She is clearly a women of 2009, she is not to be put aside like the women of the 1700s. The Pirates England and Davis were kind of a puzzle and I would have never gathered that Roberts would have done what he did.
Sometimes, I thought I had things figured out but then BAM the book totally took a different turn and I was thrown for a loop and a good loop it was. I wish I could say more as to who I'd like to take a canon ball to and who I think I would strip too, but then I would take away from the loops of your reading. I think I may have to check out what the heck a booze cruise is!