1. 5 Survival Tips From Drill Sergeant Stamm & Giveaway - Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley

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    5 Survival Tips From Drill Sergeant Stamm & Giveaway - Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley

    Today I have something super special for you. Did you read my post yesterday about how freaking much I loved Rites of Passage? This book was so amazing, that I’m so thrilled to have Joy here today with a very special post!

    She actually got Drill – the one good boy in Sam’s life, and the one we all will swoon over to share some of his Survival Tips for Girls enrolling the Military Academy!

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    Drill Sergeant Stamm’s Tips for Surviving Denmark Military Academy

    If I’d known commanding the first ever company of female cadets at the DMA was going to come with all this extra paperwork I would have said no. Scratch that—that’s a lie. I would have said yes to this if they’d made me wear a dress all year to give orders. I just don’t like all the extra paperwork.Drill

    Over this school year you’ll average 5 hours of sleep a night, 100 push-ups a day, and more yelling than you can stand. You’ll cry. You’ll want to yell back. No doubt you’ll consider quitting. But if you can survive the year, you’ll be among a small, proud group of cadets who will do anything for each other. You survive this year—you’ll be family.

    I know we’ll face things this year that we can’t predict, especially with the first five female cadets ever. We’ll deal with those things as they come because there’s no way to plan for them. But for now, here are the things that have gotten me through. Hopefully it’ll help you, too.

    1. Your company is your family—lean on them: What you’re about to do isn’t easy. You can’t do it on your own. When you feel down or ready to quit, lean on your fellow Alpha Company Worms and let them carry some of the burden. Everyone here has gone through what you’re about to go through. Not one of us did it by himself.
    2. Never give up: You committed to this program for a reason. Whatever it was, remember it. When you’re struggling on the obstacle course, when you don’t think you can do one more push-up, when you want to sleep through morning formation, remember why you’re here and let that fuel you on. (This is more a life lesson than a DMA lesson—if you say you’ll do something, do it, no matter what.)
    3. The rules are here for a reason: As Worms, you aren’t allowed to talk or be friends with upper-classmen. You have to walk in the gutters. You can’t talk about yourself in the first person. We all went through this. There are reasons for this. It may not make sense now, but you’ve got rites of passage to go through, just like we all did. You’re part of the DMA now and you’ve got to follow our rules—or you won’t last.
    4. Be careful who you trust: You’re part of the DMA family now. But just like every other family, we’ve got black sheep. I’d like to think they got weeded out during their Worm year, but in reality I know it’s not true. As the first females here, you’re going to challenge their beliefs about who is strong enough to survive. Some of them aren’t going to like it. Trust your instinct and trust your recruit brothers. They won’t let you down if they know what’s good for them.
    5. Be strong: I’m not going to lie. This will be the hardest year of your life so far. But you were accepted here because someone at the DMA thought you would be good cadets. Work hard. Show us what you’ve got. Ask for help if you really need it, I’m not saying not to. But your Worm year is about finding ways to be strong, despite everything going on. Show me you can do that, and you’ll earn my respect.

    Good luck, Alpha Company females! Let’s show them how it’s done!

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    Rites of Passage

    by Joy N. Hensley Published by HarperCollins on 2014-09-09 
    Genres: Bullying, Family, Girls & Women, Love & Romance, School & Education, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Issues, Young Adult
    Pages: 416 
    Format: eARC
    Source: Publisher
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    5 Stars
    Sam McKenna’s never turned down a dare. And she’s not going to start with the last one her brother gave her before he died.

    So Sam joins the first-ever class of girls at the prestigious Denmark Military Academy. She’s expecting push-ups and long runs, rope climbing and mud-crawling. As a military brat, she can handle an obstacle course just as well as the boys. She’s even expecting the hostility she gets from some of the cadets who don’t think girls belong there. What she’s not expecting is her fiery attraction to her drill sergeant. But dating is strictly forbidden and Sam won’t risk her future, or the dare, on something so petty…no matter how much she wants him.

    As Sam struggles to prove herself, she discovers that some of the boys don’t just want her gone—they will stop at nothing to drive her out. When their petty threats turn to brutal hazing, bleeding into every corner of her life, she realizes they are not acting alone. A decades-old secret society is alive and active… and determined to force her out.
    At any cost.

    Now time’s running short. Sam must decide who she can trust…and choosing the wrong person could have deadly consequences

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    SO Ladies! Are YOU Prepared? I guess I am not… even though I would very much meet this one swoon worthy hot Drill !

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  2. Author of the Month October- Darynda Jones - Charley Around the World

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    Author of the Month October- Darynda Jones - Charley Around the World

    We are pleased to announce a new feature on the Blog – Author of the Month – where we want to feature another author that we love each month. This Feature was inspired by our month-long Love Fest for Katie McGarry in August, and this month we will have Darynda Jones on the Blog!

    Author of The Month - Darynda Jones

    About Darynda Jones

    NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.

    Where to find Darynda

    Website | Facebook | Twitter 

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    Charley Davidson Series Covers from Around the World……

    Well all love covers right??? So, here we have an Overview of alll the amazing covers from the Charley Davidson Series that can be found all over the world! and…. it’s just amazing where you can find Darynda’s books!

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    Names did not translate well, so they changed the names.

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    And now, we have a Giveaway sponsored by the Bookworms and by Darynda herself!  And the best thing? The Giveaway is open internationally (as long as Book Depository ships to you)

    So tell us which cover is your favorite?? 

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  3. Sweet by Erin McCarthy - Interview, Teasers and More!

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    Sweet by Erin McCarthy - Interview, Teasers and More!

    If you’ve been here earlier this week, you might have read my Review of SWEET by Erin McCarthy. It’s a wonderful New Adult Contemporary romance that I can wholeheartedly recommend to fans who love a wonderful Love Story!

    Today, I have Erin on the Blog with whom I had the chance to chat about writing, her TRUE Believers Boys, Sequels and more !

    Hey Erin, thank you so much for your time today. I am super excited for the opportunity to chat with you a little bit! I’m a he fan of your New Adult series and both, TRUE and SWEET are one of my favorite New Adult Books.

     Thanks for having me!

    You wrote and published a lot of different stories and genres. What is it about New Adult that intrigued you to write TRUE and SWEET?

    I love writing YA but I love NA even more because it is the age where you completely have the freedom to make all your own decisions, good or bad and you’re facing real life for the first time totally on your own.  Plus I have a super smart editor who recognized that I would enjoy writing the genre and suggested it. ;)

    When you wrote and published TRUE, did you have always in mind to make it a series or did that just happen while writing?

    Well, I knew that I wanted to at least write Riley’s story.  I didn’t necessarily think beyond that.  The characters all developed for me as I write the first two books and there was no question then that I had to do a book for all the friends/roomies. 

    If you’d have to choose between Tyler (TRUE) or Riley (SWEET), which boy would you choose?

    Of course I adore them both for different reasons, but knowing myself, I would love to hang out with Riley, but I don’t think I could date him.  Confession: I don’t really like to be teased by a significant other when I am upset.  When I’m ticked off at you, if you try to tease me out of it, it gets ugly. I have a male friend very much like Riley and we get along fabulously because I’m not emotionally invested.  So for me personally, Tyler is more my style, because even though Riley is probably more honest and direct, Tyler is more serious and nurturing. 
    I must say that I might be even more (just a little) in love with Riley. He’s so down to earth, a hard working man who puts his family first. Still, he’s incredibly sexy with lots of attitude. What do you admire most about Riley?

    His loyalty.  I think he would say that family is based on blood, brotherhood on loyalty.  Here is a guy who could just walk and leave his brothers to fend for themselves and he doesn’t.  How sexy is that?  Instead of being bitter about his fate, he is accepting of it and rolls with it. 

    Jessica was a very interesting girl. I loved her snarky attitude but I also admired that even though she’s coming from such a rich family she is not looking down on people who have less. How did you develop Jessica as a character? Did you first know her personality, or did you started with her backstory?

     I always knew that there was more to Jessica than anyone could see in TRUE since we weren’t in her head.  She’s used to putting on the show, not being vulnerable and showing her true feelings.  Very early on, I knew she was a minister’s story, though I didn’t really reference it in TRUE because it wasn’t important to Rory’s storyline. 

    Can you tease us a little about what is coming next in the “True Believers” series? Maybe a quote? I must say that I am super excited about meeting Phoenix!!

    Robin and Phoenix are both damaged and fragile people who find a way to heal together, and for Robin, help her figure out who she really is. 

    Here’s a short bit:

    “’The bluebird carries the sky on his back.’  That’s Henry David Thoreau.”

    “’No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky,’” Phoenix said.  “That’s Bob Dylan.”

    Turning my head toward Phoenix, I ran my tongue over my bottom lip, in a bit of awe of the moment, that I was here, like this, with him, someone I hadn’t even known two days earlier, and that the jagged edges of anxiety were being softened.  “Chained, carrying the sky… so burdened.”

    “Yeah,” he murmured, and his hand shifted, his fingers entwining with mine.  His grip was loose, but solid.  “Poor birds.  Sucks to be them.”

    We lay like that, holding hands, staring up at the sky, and for the first time in a very long time, I thought maybe I was going to be okay. Or at the very least like I wouldn’t shatter into a million pieces upon contact.

    Thank you so much for your time Erin, and I cannot wait to read the next True Believers story!

    Thanks! , Erin

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    About Erin

    Erin McCarthy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 40 novels and novellas in the paranormal, contemporary romance, young adult, and new adult genres.  The author is a RITA award finalist and an American Library Association winner of the Reluctant Young Reader award.  She lives with her family in Ohio.

    Find Erin McCarthy

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    by Erin McCarthy (WebsiteFacebook,Twitter)
    Series: True Believers #2
    Published by InterMixPenguin on October 15th 2013
    Genres: ContemporaryNew Adult
    Format: eARC
    Source: Publisher
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    4.5 Stars

    Jessica Sweet thought going away to college would finally make her free of her parents’ constant judgments and insistence she play chastity club role model for their church events, but if anything, the freedom has made her realize she can’t go home and be a hypocrite anymore. Tired of dodging their questions, she stays at school over the summer and lands in an unexpected crash pad: Riley Mann’s house. Sarcastic, cocky, and full of opinions, Riley is also sexy personified with tattoos and biceps earned from working as a roofer all day. Not the right guy for her even if Jessica was looking for a relationship, which she is definitely not. But Jessica knows that Riley hides the burden of having to raise his younger brothers behind that grin and as she helps him get his house in order for a custody hearing, they begin to fall hard for each other, and she is forced to question what she’s hiding herself. Jessica has never had a problem getting naked with a guy, but when it comes to showing Riley how she truly feels inside, her fear of rejection may just ruin the best thing—the best guy—to ever happen to her…

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    I love both books so much and gave both of them 4.5 Stars!! 

    I loved this Interview with Erin so much, and this Teaser about the next book??? Loooove it!!

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  4. Author of the Month October - Interview with Darynda Jones News & Insights

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    Author of the Month October - Interview with Darynda Jones News & Insights

    We are pleased to announce a new feature on the Blog – Author of the Month – where we want to feature another author that we love each month. This Feature was inspired by our month-long Love Fest for Katie McGarry in August, and this month we will have Darynda Jones on the Blog!

    Author of The Month - Darynda Jones

    About Darynda Jones

    NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.

    Where to find Darynda

    Website | Facebook | Twitter 

    Event Schedule at The Bookworms

    • Why we Love Darynda Jones  - Week 1
    • Interview with Darynda Jones  -  Today! 
    • Darynda Around the World – Week 3
    • Darynda’s Favorite Quotes – Week 4

    Interview with Darynda Jones

    We are so excited  that we had the chance to talk to Darynda about her writing, her series and also what comes next!!

    One of our favorite things about your characters, like Charley Davidson, is that they have such snarky and razor sharp senses of humor. Is this something that comes from your personality, or is it something that you really have to work on when writing the books?

    I started cutting my teeth on comedic writing at a pretty young age, but I never thought I could pull it off, so I never really gave it my all until working on First Grave. With that first book, I literally had to learn how to write funny. I read books on the subject and articles. I watched a lot of Buffy—because Joss Whedon’s sense of humor is incredible—and Gilmore Girls—equally as incredible—as well as lots of sitcoms and movies. Once I studied how to write comedy, it all started making sense. The techniques writer’s use. WHY something is funny. The difference between situational and character comedy. After that first book, all that knowledge seemed to gel and solidify. I’m not that funny in person and I’m a horrendous public speaker. But I don’t have to work at humor in my books anymore. It’s just there when I write, thank goodness. Sometimes I do have to dial it back. :)

    Apart from your female protagonists there are also the boys or men that many woman find especially sexy and exciting. Both Reyes (Charley Davidson Series)  and Jared (Darklight Series) are kick-ass, hot, sexy but not easily placed into the good or evil drawers. What is your recipe in creating this amazing three dimensional characters?

    First of all, thank you! I love me some tortured heroes. To create them, I often rely on the character’s backstory. I give them a cringe-worthy past and let their personalities evolve from that. That also gives them the ‘excuse’, if you will, of being just a little bit bad, if not very bad. I love the antihero like there’s no tomorrow. I love not knowing 100% if he can be trusted, if he will come through in the end. Again, there has to be a reason for the ‘anti’ part in antihero, otherwise he’s just an ass that nobody likes. That’s never good. A past full of trials and tribulations not only gives them depth, but also gives the reader a reason to feel empathy even if the hero doesn’t always do the right thing. The writer can push that darkness a little further.
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    Fifth Grave Past the Light is the fifth and latest book in your Charley Davidson Grim Reaper series. What do you find challenging about writing a series and keeping each book fresh?

    It’s so funny because I don’t worry as much about keeping things fresh as I do the continuing story lines. I’m always afraid I’ll forget something or get something wrong that I’d set up before. I find that, as I’m planning the books and then as I write, I get so many ideas it’s insane. I can’t possibly incorporate them all, so I have to start deleting. So now, six books in (I’m working on Sixth Grave on the Edge now), it gets harder and harder to pull in all of the story lines, make the story fresh and vibrant, and setup the threads for future books. It’s like putting a puzzle together. Each book is a little harder than the previous.  

    Heather: I’ve recently taken an online writing course on Visceral Responses taught by Margie Lawson, and passages from your books were used as examples on how to do things right. Margie is an excellent teacher, and do you have any recommendations for new writers who want to hone their craft through online writing courses?

    Margie is the bomb! I love that woman. I learned so much from her. If you are a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), they have some excellent writing courses, both through individual chapters and through RWA University. But there are really tons of online classes and workshops out there.

    But be wary whenever an instructor uses the words ‘never’ and ‘always’, not that I haven’t used those exact words myself. Just really analyze what they are saying. Often times if a sentence starts with one of those words, it’s not a real caveat but the instructor’s opinion of how something should be done. It’s not always about what’s right or wrong. Sometimes it comes down to style and personal preference.

    Is there a spin-off series in the works for the Charley Davidson world? Any news on how soon the first book would hit shelves?

     There is, actually! I’m really excited about it, but I have to admit, it will be quite a while before anything hits the shelves. I’m not 100% certain how to pull off what I’m trying to pull off. LOL. But I started setting up the spinoff in Fifth Grave. Sixth Grave will see a huge leap in that direction.

    Now, let’s move a little to your Young Adult Series – Darklight. The third book “Death and The Girl He Loves” is coming out this month. Will this be the last book in this series?

    It is, sadly. I’m a little sorry to see those characters go. I actually wrote the first in the series, Death and the Girl Next Door, years before I wrote First Grave. I’d originally envisioned it as ongoing, but the more I wrote, I came to the conclusion it really needed a solid ending. I built up the major event so much that I felt it needed to be resolved ay-sap. So the Darklight Trilogy was born.

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    So sad to hear! Do you have any plans for a new Young Adult series?

    I have exactly 27 plans for new YA series. LOL, okay, I probably have more than that, but yes, I do have lots of projects in the works. Out of the 27 projects I’m actively working on (it’s ridiculous, I know), I’d say 25 of those are YA. I might even bump a couple of them up to New Adult, which is like YA, but the protagonists are a tad older and face a different set of developmental issues, like moving out on their own for the first time, paying bills, going to college or getting a job. They can also get a bit steamier. Steam is good. :)  

    That would be so awesome!! A New Adult from Darynda Jones would be amazing!! 

    And last but not least – everyone LOVES your Chapter Headings in the Charley Davidson Series. Which T-Shirt would you wear personally?

    Ha! I have the one that says “Jenuis”.

    Thank you so much for stopping by today and for being our Featured Author of The Month!

    Thank you so so so so so much for having me!!! 

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    Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda JonesFind Darynda Jones at the Bookworms

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    And now, we have a Giveaway sponsored by the Bookworms and by Darynda herself!  And the best thing? The Giveaway is open internationally (as long as Book Depository ships to you)

    Be sure to come back next week when we have more exciting content from Darynda!

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  5. Meet Sabrina Elkins - Author of Stir Me Up and win 5 Copies!

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    Meet Sabrina Elkins - Author of Stir Me Up and win 5 Copies!

    Today I’m having someone very special on the Blog – Sabrina Elkins who just released her Debut YA/NA Contemporary Stir Me Up with Harlequin Teen. I loved this book so much and gave it 5 glowing stars and so I was excited when I got the opportunity to chat with Sabrina about her debut!

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    Please welcome now, Sabrina on the Blog and enter below a Giveaway where you can win 5 copies of Stir Me Up! 

    Welcome to the Bewitched Bookworms today Sabrina! I’m very excited having you here as I am a big fan of yours after reading and loving Stir Me Up. You just told me that this is your first Interview, I feel especially honored hosting you today! J

    So, let’s first start with how you ended up with HarlequinTEEN and especially their Digital First Line?

    My amazing agent, Laura Bradford, told me my future Harlequin TEEN editor Margo Lipschultz missed her train stop the first time she read my novel. I must admit, I did really love hearing this! Laura spoke very highly of Margo. Also, I was thrilled to learn Margo is Katie McGarry’s editor. Additionally, I was extremely excited about the idea of launching the Digital First line for Harlequin Teen and being part of a new program from the ground up.

     As I am a big fan of eReaders I prefer reading my books on my Kindle or iPad (I know I might be the minority here). How do you prefer reading and what do you think about Harlequin’s new Digital Line?

    I strongly prefer eBooks because I can read them on my phone. I love this function. I’m waiting in line somewhere, and reading on my iPhone. It’s fantastic! I have a Kindle as well, but between my husband and kids, I almost never get a shot at the iPad.

    In terms of Harlequin’s new Digital Line, I think first and foremost, it’s a great way for readers to discover new authors. I personally am increasingly hesitant to buy a book the more expensive it is. With the new Digital Line, there’s greater flexibility to keep prices low enough to help build a new author fan base.  

    HarlequinTEEN has some amazing editors and I especially love Margo Lipschultz who is also the editor of Katie McGarry. Would you mind sharing how was working with Margo, and did Stir Me Up change from your earliest draft?

    Margo is a phenomenal editor. She’s overwhelmingly gifted at every stage of the writing process, whether it’s reworking an entire theme or a tweaking a sentence. She’s very kind and supportive, but she also knows just how hard to push to get the very best out of me. I consider myself extremely fortunate, particularly as a new author, to be able to work with her. In terms of revisions, Stir Me Up has seen some big ones. I think back on those early drafts now and smile.

    Let’s talk about Stir Me Up a little. I absolutely loved how Cami was so driven and determined to become a Chef one day. Why cooking?:)

    Ahh… well, I have a background in cooking and in working with chefs, but beyond this I made Cami an aspiring chef because I think food can be very sensual and romantic. Cami doesn’t necessarily realize this at first, but she tends to convey her feelings for Julian through the recipes she makes for him. Also, I went with cooking because restaurant kitchens are interesting places. I wanted to capture some of that.

    I was especially moved and touched by what Julian had to go through both physically and emotionally. And even though I have no experience with soldiers who came back broken from war, or with people suffering from PTSD, I found that you dealed with it very bravely and realistically. What kind of research did you do to describe Julian’s situation and emotional vulnerability the best?

    I’m so glad this element of the novel worked for you! One of my main goals was to make sure I portrayed Julian’s situation as accurately and sensitively as I could. To that end, I first did a good amount of research on my own. Then after I was signed with Harlequin TEEN, I felt brave enough to approach numerous people who know and work with Marines, amputees, and amputee vets. Their expertise was essential to me, and I called several of them repeatedly. I remember feeling so surprised and thrilled whenever any of them  would take the time to call me back.

     Stir Me Up could be labeled both YA and New Adult in my mind. Was it difficult for you especially with the more steamier scenes to fit into one or the other genre?

    The steamier scenes in the book were a risk for me, but one I decided to take. I wanted a lot more heat than most YA novels. Fortunately, one of the great things about being a Digital First eBook is that you don’t have to tailor your work so that it can sit on a certain shelf. A digital format is perfect for a book like mine, that is breaking a boundary between two genres.

    Do you have any plans for future novels? We would love to hear if you have some ideas you could share or tease us with todayJ

    Well, I can’t say much yet. But I can tell you this… My next book will be about (little drumroll here, please…) Cami’s BFF, Taryn!

    Thank you so much for stopping by today and I wish you so much success with Stir Me Up!

    Thanks, Danny! I’ve enjoyed chatting with you and greatly appreciate your support!

     

    Stir Me Up by Sabrina ElkinsAbout Stir Me Up

    by Sabrina Elkins (WebsiteFacebook,Twitter)
    Published by HarlequinHarlequinTEENon October 1st 2013
    Genres: ContemporaryContemporary,New AdultRomanceYoung Adult
    Format: eARC
    Source: Publisher
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    Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She’ll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father’s French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami’s family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.

    Julian’s all attitude, challenges and intense green-brown eyes. But beneath that abrasive exterior is a man who just might be as lost as Cami’s starting to feel. And Cami can’t stop thinking about him. Talking to him. Wanting to kiss him. He’s got her seriously stirred up. Her senior year has just gotten a lot more complicated….

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    Rating 5

    Sabrina Elkins gave us a wonderful, beautiful and very sexy love story that all fans of mature Young Adult will devour in one sitting. Stir Me Up is perfect for fans of Katie McGarry as we find the same careful development of strong, yet vulnerable characters that will melt our hearts!

    About Sabrina Elkins

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    SABRINA ELKINS, author of STIR ME UP, has also worked as a journalist, movie copywriter and prep cook. She grew up in Vermont, graduated from USC, and now lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids.

    Sabrina loves hearing from fans and encourages you to visit her website, sabrinaelkins.com, and find her on Twitter @sabrina_elkins, Facebook, and here at Goodreads.

    And now, what would you like to ask Sabrina? She will be around today, so ask whatever you’d like to know! 

    and, please enter the Giveaway to win one of 5 Copies! Woot!

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  6. Six Months Later by Natalie Richards - Review and Guest Post

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    Six Months Later by Natalie Richards - Review and Guest Post

    What is your Life changes over night and you cannot even recongize yourself? 

    The whole concept of the story was absolutely great and captivating. Chloe wakes up, lost 6 month of her life and no everything has changed she cannot believe that this is really her life now. Boyfriend of her dreams, best grades and … she doesn’t like Coffee anymore.

    Just, it doesn’t feel right. Nothing feels right. Her BF is not talking to her anymore and even though she always wanted to date Blake, she doesn’t really feel it. Even more, she feels very close to a boy who wouldn’t belong into her new world but with him she feels more connected as with Blake.

    What the heck is going on?

    The mystery was outstanding, compelling and kept me on the edge. We needed to find out what happens and why everything seems to simply brush over these last 6 month and everyone seems to has secrets.

    What the heck is going on? I absolutely loved finding out and all these secrets and the mystery was what drove the story and made it so compelling and exciting! Then there was also the romance which was cute and honest and Adam was a truly swoon worthy guy!

    The twist that resolve the story was absolutely surprising even though some elements and involving people were clear for some time. The whole concept was new and a great surprise!

    A little tighter ending … 

    The only thing I would have wished for was a tighter ending, meaning there were some things the end just brushed over and didn’t truly resolve.

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    Rating 4

    Bottom Line

    Six Months Later by Natalie Richards is a refreshing debut that digs deep into our minds. The mystery was compelling and made it a thrilling page turner with lots of surprises! Fans of YA mystery will truly enjoy this book!

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    And now, please welcome Author Natalie Richards who is going to talk about becoming an Author.

    Back to the Beginning.  No, Really. by Natalie D. Richards

    I think some part of me started writing before I knew my ABC’s.  My mom used to tell me that I’d often sit on her lap and ask her to be quiet so I could tell a story.  Each of my stories started with “Once Uh-ponce a Time.”  My mother thought that uh-ponce was the funniest thing in the world.  (Note:  As a mother, I too think my children are much funnier than they actually are.  I blame sleep deprivation.)

    So, yeah, I was kinda sorta born this way.  You’d think this would mean I wrote my first novel at sixteen and signed my first publishing contract on the eve of my twentieth birthday, but I totally didn’t.  I did spend an unbelievable amount of time in my teens and twenties starting books.  I’m a pro at that!

    Sadly, there’s a big difference between me starting a book and actually finishing one.  And there’s an even bigger difference between me finishing a book and me editing said book to a point that it’s not a gigantic pile of word-poo.

    It took a lot of drafting, editing, and a whole lot of rejection (I could legitimately list my writing career as  “Rejection Recipient Specialist” on a resume) but writing isn’t for the faint of heart.

    I firmly believe that sticking with it is the number one ingredient to successful writing.  I’ve always wanted to be a writer–I’m really not sure of what else I could really do with the way my brain is wired!–  but wanting it isn’t enough.  Writing is tough, and writers have to be tougher.  I think that’s just how it is.

    Six Months Later was the book that got me the long-hoped-for call.  The first tiny spark for the book was inspired by a brief nightmare, one that left me feeling a bit lost in time.  That started a very eerie line of questioning in my head.  “What if you lost six months of your memory?”  “What if no one else knows you forgot?”  “What if your new future life seems perfect, but feels wrong?”

    With modern technology being what it is, our privacy just isn’t what it used to be.  But our minds–that’s the one place that’s still ours.  To me, there aren’t very many things that scare me more than the idea of losing any piece of what’s inside my head and Six Months Later gave me a chance to explore that fear up close through Chloe.  It was amazing story to chase down.  I hope very much you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

    Thank you bunches for having me, Danny!  I’m super excited to be here and really appreciate you hosting me!!

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    Thank you so much Natalie – the idea behind 6 Month later was absolutely refreshing and unique which is why I absolutely enjoyed your story!!

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  7. Blood Rule by Heather Hildenbrand - Dream Cast & Giveaway (Blog Tour)

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    Blood Rule by Heather Hildenbrand - Dream Cast & Giveaway (Blog Tour)

    Today, I am super excited to have Heather Hildbrand here to celebrate her newest release of the Dirty Blood series: Blood Rule.

    It’s a fantastic YA Paranormal series which was nominated for: Best Paranormal Romance YA Book of the Year, Best Villain, Best Couple (Tara & Wes), & Best Paranormal YA Series of the Year by UtopYA 2012

    So, yes I’m excited to host her today on her blog Tour for a delicious post….

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    Dirty Blood/Blood Rule dream cast from Heather Hildebrand

    For Wes, I’ve had the hardest time choosing. Maybe because he is his own person in my mind, and no one else out there is quite like him. I see auburn-brown hair and tanned skin. Strong jaw (because that’s something that draws me, personally) and eyes that look like they hold secrets.

    I’ve only seen a few choices that would work, but the one fans agree on most is Jensen Ackles!

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    Note from Danny: There is nothing now that can keep me from this books! I mean.. Jensen Ackles! How I loooooove him!  

    Tara is tricky. I still haven’t found the perfect celeb pic for her. I think if I had to choose right now, it would be Shenae Grimes. She played Annie on the remake of the 90210 TV series. She’s cute but tough which is definitely Tara. What do you think?

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    Note from Danny: Oh she is pretty!!! 

    My celeb pic for Derek is also easy. Tyler Hoechlin! I’ve had a picture of him sitting on my computer for months. Interestingly, the real-life Cambria Hebert (the girl who inspired the character and is now a personal author-friend of mine!) found him for me. If you’ve read as far as Blood Bond (book 3), you know how funny it is that Cambria chose Derek ;) And this guy is the epitome of tall-dark-and-handsome, which is Derek, through and through.

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    Note from Danny: Holy Hottness!!! 

    Jack is burly and bearded and even though he looks scary, he’s really gentle. For all those traits in one, I pick Tommy Lee Jones, looking like this:

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    Note from Danny: Tell me who doesn’t love Tommy Lee Jones and this picture of him is amazing! !  

    BloodRule by Heather HildebrandAbout Blood Rule

    Series: Dirty Blood #4
    Published: Accendo Press – August 2013

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    Forty-six.

    That’s how many hybrids survived the Hunter attack in the woods after I revived them with an injection of my blood. That’s how many followed me home to Frederick Falls. And that’s how many were now mentally linked to me through a blood bond.

    Two days. Three valium. Fourteen hours of sleep.

    That’s what it took to realize I wasn’t losing my mind as a result of the noise in my own head.

    Sixteen.

    That’s how many days have passed since I almost killed Alex. That’s how many days I’ve sat by his bedside, waiting for him to wake up. To ease the guilt, to understand his betrayal, to remember the exact shade of brown in his eyes.

    Zero.

    That’s my chances of skating by with Gordon Steppe and the Hunter Council. They want me for questioning. I’m afraid what’ll happen if I give them answers.

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    About Heather Hildenbrand

    Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. She now lives in coastal VA, a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, with her two adorable children. She works from home, part time, as a property manager and when she’s not furiously pounding at the keyboard, or staring off into space whilst plotting a new story, she’s lying on the beach, soaking in those delicious, pre-cancerous rays.

    Heather loves Mexican food, hates socks with sandals, and if her house was on fire, the one thing she’d grab is her DVR player.

    Heather is a co-founder of Accendo Press, a publishing group she operates with fellow authors: Angeline Kace and Jennifer Sommersby. Accendo (a-CH-endo), A Latin word, means “to kindle, illuminate, inflame, or set fire.” This is something Accendo strives to do inside a reader’s imagination with every title released. For a complete list of titles and author bios, visit www.accendopress.com.

    Find Heather

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    Giveaway

    Heather is giving away signed paperback copies of Dirty Blood, Cold Blood, and Blood Bond (books #1-3 in the series), a $20 Amazon Gift Card, and signed swag! This giveaway is international.

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  8. A New Adult Monday Special with Lori L. Clark Author of I Breath You & Giveaway!

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    A New Adult Monday Special with Lori L. Clark Author of I Breath You & Giveaway!

    This is a New Adult Monday Author Special

    .. a   Feature where we will review and talk about New Adult books! If you are not familiar with this term, you can read my New Adult Discussion post!

    Today we have a New Adult Monday Special with an Interview with Lori L.Clark, Author of the New Adult Contemporary I BREATH YOU which is coming August 2nd! And at the end, Lori is offering a very cool Giveaway for you guys!!

    Hi Lori – Thank you so much for taking your time to stop by the Bookworms today! and… congratulations to your new book “ I BREATH YOU” which is coming out August 2nd! Woot! 

     Thank you for having me. :) I’m very excited for the release of I Breathe You! :)

    Would you pitch I BREATH YOU in 3 words to our Readers? 

     Three words. Whoa. I always tell my friends I could never write short stories because I’m so wordy. :) But…let me try.

     Inhale. Hold. Exhale.

    Seriously, what is it about “Rock Stars” that makes me so instantly excited:)??

     It’s funny, I got the idea for I Breathe You earlier this year, and it seemed like there were Rock Star books coming out all over the place. I am a huge fan of 80′s glam metal rock. All that big hair. Those guys looked great in their spandex. :) I’ve always wondered what it would take, not only to meet a famous rocker, but to have him pick you over the thousands of women throwing themselves at the their feet every night. Rockers are notorious “bad boys,” and I think we women all secretly love bad boys!

    If Rhane was asked to describe Ian in just one sentence, what would she say?

     Throughout the book, Rhane often says that Ian is “Not even that good looking.” Which she does so she can try to talk herself out of the major attraction she feels for him. 

    Would you mind telling us one secret about Ian?

     Ian has so many painful secrets. But, one fun one: He plays a mean air guitar!   

    It’s no secret that New Adult right now is extremely popular and it seems like people are craving these stories. What do you think made this genre so incredible popular these days?

     I think it’s an offshoot from the vast amount of YA fans who were looking for a little something more “grown up” to read. In all honesty, and don’t hate me, but I think that the whole Fifty Shades thing sort of opened up the door. Personally, I loved reading YA, it was my go-to genre. Then I read a few NA books, things by Colleen Hoover, Jessica Sorenson, Michelle Leighton, etc. After reading those authors, I found going back and trying to read about high school students, or YA books in general, they seemed too immature for me. There are some incredibly talented authors who are writing some pretty amazing NA books these days, it’s just exploding!  

    The cover of I BREATH YOU is absolutely stunning! What impact to you think as a great cover on a success of a self published story. 

     The old adage: Don’t judge a book by its cover…That’s not true for me. I absolutely judge books all the time by their cover. For a long time, even though it got rave reviews, I balked at reading “Going Under” by Summer Walden because of the original cover. It didn’t grab me. Then the cover was redesigned and I bought the book. I don’t think I’m in the minority when I say that a great cover catches the first glance, then you read the back (or the blurb) to see what it’s about. Rarely is it the other way around.

    Also… this cover looks greatly different from your other covers. What made you go into a different direction this time? 

     I love working with graphics. I’ve designed all of my own covers. But this time, I wanted to really take some time and get it right. I studied a lot of other covers, and tried to find the right elements. Hopefully,it worked. :) I started hunting for graphics online before the book was even halfway written. Talk about the horse before the cart. Ha!

    I believe deciding to self publish is quite a frightening but also very exciting experience, would you mind sharing the weirdest/sweetest/funniest thing that happened to you? 

    Personally, I think self-publishing is less frightening than frying your brain trying to write a query letter. Once you “perfect” your query letter, you send it out to the agents you’ve hopefully researched. And you wait. With self-publishing, you hold the control. There are authors right now getting agents who won’t be published mainstream for a year or longer. There are some pretty prolific authors who will have many, many books written, edited and for sale in that length of time. I tend to be a self-published, Indie author evangelist, and for me, it just makes perfect sense. I’ve had no bad experiences by self-publishing. So far. :)  

    Anything you’d like to add? 

    Just a little advice to anyone who wants to become an author…Read. Read. Read some more. Then write. Spend the money and get yourself an editor. I know you may be thinking you can’t afford it, but seriously, you can’t afford not to! Oh! and also… due to popular request, there is a book two in the works. I Breathe You, Too. It will be told from Ian’s point of view, plus some other highlights. :)

    Then thank you so much for taking your time Lori and I hope many many people will love I BREATHE YOU! 

    Thank you so much for having me! :) <3

    Lori L. ClarkAbout Lori L. Clark

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    Ten things about me:
    1. I’m an only child.
    2. I love dogs!
    3. I was born in Iowa City, Iowa and lived in Iowa until January 2007.
    4. I worked as a professional psychic reader for 2 years.
    5. I’m a Pisces Sun, Leo Moon with Aquarius rising.
    6. I’ve written 6 books and am in the process writing a 7th.
    7. I don’t look or act my age!
    8. I ran my first 1/2 marathon at age 50.
    9. I love 80′s hair band music.
    10. I’m a vegetarian.

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    Series: Breathe, #1

    Expected publication: August 2nd 2013

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    When a tragic accident leaves Rhane Evans — lead vocalist for the rock band Fate’s Crazy — permanently unable to speak above a whisper and kills the love of her life, she moves across the state to pick up the pieces. Shattered, Rhane struggles to understand what happened the night of the accident, an accident everyone blames her for, even though she wasn’t driving the car.

    Enter Ian Callahan. He’s the one person who may have a more tumultuous past than Rhane. Though they try hard to deny the sizzling attraction between them, it proves nearly impossible. When Ian’s troubled past threatens to tear them apart, they begin to believe happiness isn’t in their cards.

    Because Fate’s Crazy that way…

    I am busy working on I Breathe You, Too (Breathe #2). Told from Ian’s POV

    Giveaway

    Lori is offering one (1) eCopy of I BREATH YOU for one lucky winner and one (1) $10 Amazon Giftcard for another lucky winner! contest is open internationally and you can enter via the Rafflecopter below!

    I am so excited to read this! It sounds right up my alley and the cover is super stunning and so very pretty and awesome!!! 

    Thanks again to Lori for stopping by here today at the Bookworms,

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  9. Chameleon by Kelly Oram - Author Interview - Blog Tour

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    Chameleon by Kelly Oram - Author Interview - Blog Tour

    Chameleon is an unique Young Adult Paranromal series by Kelly Oram. After I read it I was excited to get the opportunity to ask author Kelly a few of my burning questions! Her honest and thorough answers made me super excited to pick up the next book!
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    But first let me show you the book we are talking about :

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    For small-town rebel Dani Webber magic and monsters are no more real than the Easter Bunny… until the day she accidentally stops time. Dani quickly discovers that not only do supernaturals exist, but she herself is one of them. This is great news for her life-long best friend Russ, who can finally come clean about his own supernatural status and his undying love for her. Before the two can start to enjoy the long overdue relationship, Dani is taken by a powerful council of supernaturals who believe she is the Chosen One destined to save them from extinction.

    As if being kidnapped and expected to save the world isn’t bad enough, an ancient prophecy warns of the Chosen One’s dark nature: “Only the truest love will keep her an agent for good.” The council believes they know who this “true love” is and, unfortunately, that person isn’t Russ. The mysterious, powerful and devastatingly handsome Seer is the last person Dani wants in her life, but when she starts having visions of a horrific future, she has no one else to turn to for help.

    Soon Dani finds herself torn between two very different boys with two very different opinions of whom she can trust. With the visions getting worse and time running out, Dani is forced to put aside her feelings and work with both the Seer and Russ before an ancient evil is unleashed upon the earth.

    And now, here is Author Kelly Oram:

    Kelly, thank you so much for stopping by the Bewitched Bookworms today!  Chameleon is your latest book, would you tell us 5 Random Things about Chameleon? :)  

    1. Chameleon was a NaNoWriMo project. (National Novel Writing Month. Google it. It’s awesome.)
    2.  Dani, Russ & Gabe’s names were picked out by my sister.
    3.  I wrote the entire manuscript (first draft) in about 6 weeks.
    4.  I started Ungifted (book 2) before Chameleon but finished Chameleon first.
    5.  After reading the book, my husband asked me if he needed to go get a tattoo so that he could be sexy like Gabriel, and to this day still teases me about it. 

    Since it plays a big role in Chameleon can we talk a little of the Love Triangle? I admit, I was pulling my hair out while reading  about the two boys and Dani’s inner turmoil. Why did you decide to add a Love Triangle and what is your general view on them, especially considering that so many people are dreading them.. (We love our Teams right?) 

    It was bound to happen sometime, right? Chameleon is my fifth published work and my first real love triangle. (I mean there was a tiny bit of a Kyle/Isaac thing in V is for Virgin, but we all knew Kyle was really the only leading man of that story.)

    As a reader I have a love/hate relationship with triangles. Sometimes they frustrate me to death and half of the time I end up on the wrong team, but they always pull me into a book and make me much more emotionally vested in the characters. Plus, though I wasn’t a cheerleader in school, I really do just enjoy pulling out my pompoms and shouting “GO TEAM!” until I’m blue in the face.

     With Chameleon I knew before I had the plot fully developed that I was going to have a major triangle on my hands. It was just one of those things where I felt the situation called for it. I’ll admit I was kind of excited to give it a try. Though, I still think the majority of my books in the future will be triangle free. 

    Ok I admit, I loved Russ (Dani’s best friend) to pieces. He was an incredible character and definitely my favorite. Which character from Chameleon do you love most?

    I’m right there with you on Team Russ. (GO TEAM RUSS! LOL) Russ Devereaux is by far my favorite character in the entire series. In fact, he might be my favorite character of any that I’ve written. (He’s tied with Ellie Westley from Serial Hottie.) I think Russ ended up stealing the spotlight from Dani in this book, which, in the long run, is okay because from a series standpoint Russ is sort of the key player. He even gets his own book! Book three is Russ’s story and is told from his perspective. I’m almost finished writing it now, and I have to say, I only love him more and more with each book. By the end of the series I really think all those “Team Russ” fans aren’t going to be disappointed.

     

    Which character was the hardest to write? 

    Russ’s father, Alexander Devereaux, was tough to get right. He’s a very complicated character because he’s one of those guys who is not all good, but not all bad either. Finding a likable balance took work. I really love him though. You get to learn a lot more of his history later in the series which helps you get a better sense of what motivates him to do the things he does. I think he is a fascinating man.

    There are some amazing twist and turns in Chameleon which made me gasp in surprise! Any small hints about what comes next for Dani? 

    Actually, we will get back Dani, but it won’t happen for a while. Book two of the series stars an entirely new cast of characters. Only a couple of people from book one are even in it. (And I’m not telling which ones!) In Chameleon we got to meet the council and learn how the supernatural world works, but we heard about a resistance who opposes them. Book two is called Ungifted and is the story of a human girl named Grace who gets tangled up with the resistance. It lets us meet the resistance and get to know their side of the story. Then in book three, the two sides finally collide and by book four all hell breaks loose. Literally! (Muah ha ha!) I’m really having a blast with this series if you can’t tell. I hope you guys love it too. 

    I absolutely adore the covers of your books, they truly stand out!  Do you think that these covers helped with the success of your books? 

    Thank you! I will have to pass along the compliments to my super, amazing, talented, brilliant cover designer. (Who also happens to be my husband.) I honestly love my covers too. I can’t ever gush about them enough. I’m sure they do help get people to notice my books. (I know I always click on the summary of a book when I love the cover.) I think the covers catch people’s eye and might even be what gets them to take a chance on a self-published author. Then hopefully the writing keeps them coming back. I may be self-published, but I am blessed to have some of the most amazingly devoted fans in the world. They are seriously the best ever! So THANK YOU! to all the people out there who have supported little ol’ me over the years. I couldn’t do it without you guys.

     

    Would you tell us 5 Random things about you? 

    Hmm, let’s see just how random I can get… 

    1. I broke my head as a child and had to wear a hockey helmet for weeks and weeks because they couldn’t cast my head. I started kindergarten in a helmet!
    2. I once competed in the Miss Michigan Teen USA pageant. No, I didn’t get in the top ten LOL!
    3. I am a redhead but all four of my children are toe-head blondes. (And yes, everything you hear about redheaded tempers is true!)
    4. To pass my physical education credits in college I took golf and bowling. (I loved both of these classes and still completely suck at both sports.)
    5.  I was an associate producer for an indie found footage movie called Amber Alert. (It’s on Netflix now in case you’re curious.) 

    Thank you so much, Kelly!

    You’re welcome! And thank you Danny, for being part of the Chameleon tour and having me on Bewitched Bookworms! Bloggers are amazing! 

    I absolutely loved this Interview! It gave me lots to look forward to in the next books and also made me understand the Triangle a little better.. 

    About Kelly Oram

    Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She’s obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.

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    Chameleon by Kelly Oram was a brilliantly written paranormal take with an refreshing paranormal angle. Vivid and outstanding characters that do not shy away from lots of attitude and witty banter made Chameleon to a true page turner! Even though it massively evokes some heavy emotions, I had some problems connectionw ith Dani’s choices especially in the love departement.

    This Interview most definitely made me excited all over again. Kelly’s characters and writing are phenomenal and the prospect of seeing more from Russ makes me giddy! 

    So check out the other Blog Tour stops to learn more!

    Much Love,

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  10. Who is Seraphina? Unremebered by Jessica Brody Blog Tour! Bewitched Bookworms <p style=”text-align: center”>Who is Seraphina?</p> <p style=”text-align: center”>That&#8230; is one of the biggest questions of Unremembered by Jessica Brody. And, I&#8217;m excited helping you to figure this out &#8211; because believe me.. you do not have the slightest idea who Seraphina is- The answer might shock you!</p> <p style=”text-align: center”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-7154” alt=”Unremebered_featured” src=”http://bewitchedbookworms.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Unremebered_featured1.jpg” width=”624” height=”150” /></p> <p style=”text-align: center”>I am super duper exciting kicking the Unremembered Blog Tour off today and I&#8217;m even more excited having Jessica Brody today on the Blog. And.. thanks to the awesome people at MacKids &#8211; I have a Giveaway at the end of the post!</p> <h3 style=”text-align: center”>But, for now, please welcome Jessica at the Bookworms today!</h3> <p><img class=”alignright wp-image-7155” alt=”JessicaBrody” src=”http://bewitchedbookworms.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/JessicaBrody.png” width=”209” height=”286” />Hi all! I’m so thrilled to be launching the epic UNREMEMBERED blog tour on Bewitched Bookworms! Hoorah!</p> <p>When Danny asked me if I would write a post introducing the main character of my story, I was excited but also a bit stumped. How do you effectively introduce a character when the entire book is all about solving the mystery of <i>who </i>that character is? I feared I might never be able to do her introduction justice without completely spoiling everything! Especially since, as the author (yep, that’s me), I know <i>exactly </i>who she is, but as the reader, you’re not really meant to know much about her at all when you start reading. Mostly because she knows nothing about herself! (An inevitable side effect of having a first person narrator with amnesia.)</p> <p>And that’s when I got the idea to introduce her through someone else’s perspective. A <i>limited</i> point of view from <i>within </i>the world of the story, as opposed to my omniscient point of view from <i>outside </i>of it. So I came up  with something that I hope you all enjoy (as I definitely enjoyed writing it!)</p> <p>So&#8230;.when we first meet the character in UNREMEMBERED she’s being pulled from the wreckage of a devastating plane crash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Because she has no memories of who she is and the police can’t match her fingerprints or DNA to any databases, her identity is a mystery and she becomes a celebrity overnight. Every news outlet in the country is covering the story, including the renowned <i>Los Angeles Daily Tribune.</i></p> <p>This is what they reported…</p> <p><img class=”alignnone wp-image-7156” alt=”Newspaper_Unremebered” src=”http://bewitchedbookworms.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Newspaper_Unremebered.png” width=”600” height=”755” /></p> <p style=”text-align: center”>OoOoo!!! And? Ready to meet Seraphina? Oh and the mysterious boy&#8230;</p> <p style=”text-align: center”>I even have a clue for you who she is&#8230; and during the next days you will find new clues at every Tour Stop. Don&#8217;t miss your chance to find out more about Unremembered, Seraphina and .. the boy!</p> <p><img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-7158” alt=”Who is Seraphina #1” src=”http://bewitchedbookworms.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Who-is-Seraphina-1.gif” width=”459” height=”315” /></p> <h3>Tour Schedule:</h3> <ul> <li>Monday 2/25 <a href=”http://bewitchedbookworms.com/” >Bewitched Bookworms</a></li> <li>Tuesday 2/26 <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/ibbookblogging.net/’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://ibbookblogging.net/” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://ibbookblogging.net’]);”>IB Book Blogging</a></li> <li>Wednesday 2/27 <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.goodchoicereading.com/’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.goodchoicereading.com/” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.goodchoicereading.com’]);”>Good Choice Reading</a></li> <li>Thursday 2/28 <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.bookswithbite.net/’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.bookswithbite.net/” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.bookswithbite.net’]);”>Books with Bite</a></li> <li>Friday 3/1 <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/booksake.com/’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://booksake.com/” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://booksake.com’]);”>Book Sake</a></li> <li>Saturday 3/2 <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/yabooknerd.blogspot.com/’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://yabooknerd.blogspot.com/” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://yabooknerd.blogspot.com’]);”>YA Book Nerd</a></li> <li>Sunday 3/3 <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/tableforseven-julie.blogspot.com/’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://tableforseven-julie.blogspot.com/” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://tableforseven-julie.blogspot.com’]);”>My Five Monkeys</a></li> <li>Monday 3/4 <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/theirishbanana.blogspot.com/’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://theirishbanana.blogspot.com/” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://theirishbanana.blogspot.com’]);”>The Irish Banana</a></li> <li>Tuesday 3/5 <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/thatartsyreadergirl.blogspot.com/’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://thatartsyreadergirl.blogspot.com/” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://thatartsyreadergirl.blogspot.com’]);”>That Artsy Reader Girl</a></li> <li>Wednesday 3/6 <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.carinabooks.blogspot.com/’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.carinabooks.blogspot.com/” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.carinabooks.blogspot.com’]);”>Carina’s Books</a></li> <li>Thursday 3/7 <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.apatchworkofbooks.blogspot.com/’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.apatchworkofbooks.blogspot.com/” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.apatchworkofbooks.blogspot.com’]);”>A Patchwork of Books</a></li> <li>Friday 3/8 <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.macteenbooks.com/blog/’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.macteenbooks.com/blog/” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.macteenbooks.com’]);”>MacTeenBooks Blog</a></li> </ul> <h1 id=”bookTitle”><img class=”alignright wp-image-7079” alt=”Unremembered” src=”http://bewitchedbookworms.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Unremembered.png” width=”315” height=”356” />Unremembered</h1> <div id=”bookAuthors”>by <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.goodreads.com/author/show/1164465.Jessica_Brody’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1164465.Jessica_Brody” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.goodreads.com’]);”>Jessica Brody</a></div> <div>Series: <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.goodreads.com/series/54947-unremembered’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.goodreads.com/series/54947-unremembered” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.goodreads.com’]);”>Unremembered #1</a></div> <div>Genre: YA</div> <div>Publication: March 5th 2013 by Farrar, Straus, &amp; Giroux (BYR)</div> <div>Copy from publisher</div> <div>Get your own: <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.amazon.com/gp/product/0374379912/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0374379912&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bewitcbookwo-20’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0374379912/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0374379912&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bewitcbookwo-20” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.amazon.com’]);” target=”_blank”>amazon</a> | <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.bookdepository.co.uk/Unremembered-Jessica-Brody/9780374379919?a_aid=DannyBookworm’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Unremembered-Jessica-Brody/9780374379919?a_aid=DannyBookworm” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.bookdepository.co.uk’]);” target=”_blank”>BookDepository</a></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong><em>Unremembered by Jessica Brody on <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.goodreads.com/book/show/9791892-unremembered’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9791892-unremembered” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.goodreads.com’]);” target=”_blank”>goodreads:</a></em></strong></div> <blockquote> <div></div> <div> <p><strong>The only thing worse than forgetting her past&#8230; is remembering it.</strong></p> <p>When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.</p> <p>Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.</p> <p>Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.</p> <p>Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?</p> <p>From popular young adult author, Jessica Brody comes a mesmerizing and suspenseful new series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.</p> </div> </blockquote> <h3>Quote from my <a title=”Unremembered by Jessica Brody” href=”http://bewitchedbookworms.com/2013/02/unremembered-by-jessica-brody.html” >Review</a></h3> <blockquote> <div><em><strong>Unremembered</strong> </em>by Jessica Brody has so much heart and is at the same time exciting, mysterious and thrilling. It&#8217;s the perfect combination that will appeal to many different readers all at once! Love a touching story with twists and turns? Then, you must read <em><strong>Unremembered</strong></em>!</div> <p><img class=”aligncenter” title=”Rating 5 ” alt=”” src=”http://bewitchedbookworms.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/5_marush-300x131.png” width=”126” height=”55” /></p></blockquote> <h3>Additional Links and Info</h3> <ul> <li><a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/youtu.be/Jugd9FoFshc’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://youtu.be/Jugd9FoFshc” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://youtu.be’]);”>Unremembered Book Trailer</a></li> <li><a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.macteenbooks.com/ebooks.html#new’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.macteenbooks.com/ebooks.html#new” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.macteenbooks.com’]);”>Read and download the first five chapters of <i>Unremembered</i> for free!</a></li> <li><a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.facebook.com/unrememberedtrilogy’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”https://www.facebook.com/unrememberedtrilogy” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.facebook.com’]);”>Become a fan of the Unremembered Trilogy on Facebook</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/twitter.com/jessicabrody’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://twitter.com/jessicabrody” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://twitter.com’]);”>Follow Jessica Brody on Twitter</a></li> <li><a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.facebook.com/JessicaBrodyFans’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”https://www.facebook.com/JessicaBrodyFans” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.facebook.com’]);”>Become a fan of Jessica Brody on Facebook</a></li> <li><a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.facebook.com/unrememberedtrilogy/events’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”https://www.facebook.com/unrememberedtrilogy/events” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.facebook.com’]);”>See Jessica Brody on tour!</a></li> <li><a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.jessicabrody.com/’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.jessicabrody.com/” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.jessicabrody.com’]);”>Check out her website!</a></li> </ul> <p style=”text-align: center”>So I hope you are now as excited as I am about Unremembered!</p> <p style=”text-align: center”>And don&#8217;t forget to enter the Giveaway which is sponsored by MacKidsBook( because they rock!!)</p> <p style=”text-align: center”>US/Can only.</p> <p style=”text-align: center”><em><strong>Much Love and &#8230;Who is Seraphina?</strong></em></p> <p style=”text-align: center”><img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-988” alt=”danny Siggy ” src=”http://bewitchedbookworms.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/danny.jpeg” width=”280” height=”100” /></p> <p><a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/207d1c288/’);” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” class=”rafl” id=”rc-207d1c288” href=”http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/207d1c288/” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’outbound-article’,’http://www.rafflecopter.com’]);” rel=”nofollow”>a Rafflecopter giveaway</a></p> <div data-chorus-discovery data-url=”“></div>

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    Who is Seraphina? Unremebered by Jessica Brody Blog Tour!

    Who is Seraphina?

    That… is one of the biggest questions of Unremembered by Jessica Brody. And, I’m excited helping you to figure this out – because believe me.. you do not have the slightest idea who Seraphina is- The answer might shock you!

    Unremebered_featured

    I am super duper exciting kicking the Unremembered Blog Tour off today and I’m even more excited having Jessica Brody today on the Blog. And.. thanks to the awesome people at MacKids – I have a Giveaway at the end of the post!

    But, for now, please welcome Jessica at the Bookworms today!

    JessicaBrodyHi all! I’m so thrilled to be launching the epic UNREMEMBERED blog tour on Bewitched Bookworms! Hoorah!

    When Danny asked me if I would write a post introducing the main character of my story, I was excited but also a bit stumped. How do you effectively introduce a character when the entire book is all about solving the mystery of who that character is? I feared I might never be able to do her introduction justice without completely spoiling everything! Especially since, as the author (yep, that’s me), I know exactly who she is, but as the reader, you’re not really meant to know much about her at all when you start reading. Mostly because she knows nothing about herself! (An inevitable side effect of having a first person narrator with amnesia.)

    And that’s when I got the idea to introduce her through someone else’s perspective. A limited point of view from within the world of the story, as opposed to my omniscient point of view from outside of it. So I came up  with something that I hope you all enjoy (as I definitely enjoyed writing it!)

    So….when we first meet the character in UNREMEMBERED she’s being pulled from the wreckage of a devastating plane crash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Because she has no memories of who she is and the police can’t match her fingerprints or DNA to any databases, her identity is a mystery and she becomes a celebrity overnight. Every news outlet in the country is covering the story, including the renowned Los Angeles Daily Tribune.

    This is what they reported…

    Newspaper_Unremebered

    OoOoo!!! And? Ready to meet Seraphina? Oh and the mysterious boy…

    I even have a clue for you who she is… and during the next days you will find new clues at every Tour Stop. Don’t miss your chance to find out more about Unremembered, Seraphina and .. the boy!

    Who is Seraphina #1

    Tour Schedule:

    UnrememberedUnremembered

    Genre: YA
    Publication: March 5th 2013 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux (BYR)
    Copy from publisher
    Get your own: amazon | BookDepository
    Unremembered by Jessica Brody on goodreads:

    The only thing worse than forgetting her past… is remembering it.

    When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.

    Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.

    Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

    Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

    From popular young adult author, Jessica Brody comes a mesmerizing and suspenseful new series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.

    Quote from my Review

    Unremembered by Jessica Brody has so much heart and is at the same time exciting, mysterious and thrilling. It’s the perfect combination that will appeal to many different readers all at once! Love a touching story with twists and turns? Then, you must read Unremembered!

    Additional Links and Info

    So I hope you are now as excited as I am about Unremembered!

    And don’t forget to enter the Giveaway which is sponsored by MacKidsBook( because they rock!!)

    US/Can only.

    Much Love and …Who is Seraphina?

    danny Siggy

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  11. New Post has been published on http://bewitchedbookworms.com/2013/02/blaze-or-love-in-the-time-of-supervillains-by-laurie-boyle-crompton.htmlBlaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillains) by Laurie Boyle Crompton - Special Feature! Blaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillains)
by Laurie Boyle Crompton  (website )
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication: February 1st 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire
Copy from publisher
Get your own: amazon | BookDepository
Rating:


Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton on goodreads: 



Blaze is tired of spending her life on the sidelines, drawing comics and feeling invisible. She’s desperate for soccer star Mark to notice her. And when her BFF texts Mark a photo of Blaze in sexy lingerie, it definitely gets his attention. After a hot date in the back of her minivan, Blaze is flying high, but suddenly Mark’s feelings seem to have been blasted by a freeze-ray gun, and he dumps her. Blaze gets her revenge by posting a comic strip featuring uber-villain Mark the Shark. Mark then retaliates by posting her “sext” photo, and, overnight, Blaze goes from Super Virgin Girl to Super Slut. That life on the sidelines is looking pretty good right about now…




The second I saw the cover and read the synopsis I knew I wanted to read this book! It sounded cute and funny! So I’m excited to share my thoughts with you today and have Laurie Boyle there with a phenomenal Guest Post! Oh and.. I have a Giveaway!


Blaze – Geeky, Nerdy and so cute!
When I meet Blaze I knew I was going to like her! She was quirky, funny, snarky totally geeky and a true Nerd! She loves Comic – the old ones, the original ones and she LOVED to talk about them. And that, even though her friends sometimes roll their eyes at her. But, that’s her passion and that’s her world. I love her for this! Blaze never had a real boyfriend so she falls head over heels when the cute Soccer Trainer of her brother shows interest in her. In that sense, she was a little naive, but totally understandable and genuine.
Blaze and the Boys!
And.. I don’t mean the boyfriend boys, but her kid brother and his friends. Blaze drives them constantly around and to Soccer practice and seeing them interact was the cutest and most heart warming ever. Blaze loves and adores her brother and of course also the other way around. Even the other boys love Blaze fiercely. They would go through fire for each other. This was one aspect of the book I loved the most, the relationship between Blaze and the boys!
Blaze , Love, Bullying and bad choices..
Sadly for Blaze the whole first boyfriend situation goes totally wrong and Blaze finds herself being a target from the whole school. I found the story to be filled with great topics and issues Teens these days most definitely have to face. There is a lot of bullying and social media danger that was delivered in a hurtful, but genuine way. We feel with Blaze when everything goes downhill and we desperately hope for everything to be better… Of course, Blaze makes some bad choices along the way, but I totally think Teens in her situation might have done the same..
But, fear not.. the ending was just as amazing as the whole story and I can wholeheartedly give this book 5 stars of awesome!
Bewitched Rating

Bottom Line
Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton was a surprisingly refreshing story about bad choices a hurtful first love story and how bullying can destroy people. Blaze is a cute geeky girl who easily got a place in my heart and her story touched me, made me laugh and just made me happy. I’m excited I got to meet Blaze and I would love to meet her again 

    

And now, I’m excited to hand over to Laurie Boyle Crompton on ..
Why My Character is “Comic Book Cool”
Blaze’s character showed up in my mind like Blam! Pow! “Tell my story!” She’s really into comics and is sort of stuck in her life as an outsider, but she isn’t ashamed of being a geek. She displays her superhero buttons proudly and is constantly drawing and reading comics. I couldn’t wait to write about her. Of course, working on a project where studying comic books counted as research was a bonus!
My step-father has this Ah-mazing! collection much like the one Blaze’s dad has in the book and I remember staying up late at night reading through stacks of them as a kid. I would try to tell my friends about these awesome characters like the Silver Surfer and Iron Man, and I’d even try to imitate Thor’s Norse God way of speaking. This was before the movies made these guys more mainstream and I was definitely on the fringe with my obsession, but when I’d find another comic book nerd we had an instant bond.
As I was writing, Blaze surprised me when she fought back against Mark the way she did and I knew at that point I could just allow her character to take over. Of course things don’t go as she plans, but no matter what tight spots she finds herself in, she uses comic books to guide and empower her. Readers who aren’t into comic books will definitely still enjoy Blaze, but my hope is that she will inspire them to check out comics for themselves, too!
 
Images copyright  © 2012&#160;Anne Cain
And last but not least, because I loved this book so freaking much. I’m happy to give away a copy to one lucky winner! Open International!!
Just enter the Rafflecopter below!

Much Love,


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    New Post has been published on http://bewitchedbookworms.com/2013/02/blaze-or-love-in-the-time-of-supervillains-by-laurie-boyle-crompton.html

    Blaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillains) by Laurie Boyle Crompton - Special Feature!

    BlazeBlaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillains)

    Genre: YA Contemporary
    Publication: February 1st 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire
    Copy from publisher
    Get your own: amazon | BookDepository
    Rating:
    Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton on goodreads: 

    Blaze is tired of spending her life on the sidelines, drawing comics and feeling invisible. She’s desperate for soccer star Mark to notice her. And when her BFF texts Mark a photo of Blaze in sexy lingerie, it definitely gets his attention. After a hot date in the back of her minivan, Blaze is flying high, but suddenly Mark’s feelings seem to have been blasted by a freeze-ray gun, and he dumps her. Blaze gets her revenge by posting a comic strip featuring uber-villain Mark the Shark. Mark then retaliates by posting her “sext” photo, and, overnight, Blaze goes from Super Virgin Girl to Super Slut. That life on the sidelines is looking pretty good right about now…

    The second I saw the cover and read the synopsis I knew I wanted to read this book! It sounded cute and funny! So I’m excited to share my thoughts with you today and have Laurie Boyle there with a phenomenal Guest Post! Oh and.. I have a Giveaway!

    Blaze

    Blaze – Geeky, Nerdy and so cute!

    When I meet Blaze I knew I was going to like her! She was quirky, funny, snarky totally geeky and a true Nerd! She loves Comic – the old ones, the original ones and she LOVED to talk about them. And that, even though her friends sometimes roll their eyes at her. But, that’s her passion and that’s her world. I love her for this! Blaze never had a real boyfriend so she falls head over heels when the cute Soccer Trainer of her brother shows interest in her. In that sense, she was a little naive, but totally understandable and genuine.

    Blaze and the Boys!

    And.. I don’t mean the boyfriend boys, but her kid brother and his friends. Blaze drives them constantly around and to Soccer practice and seeing them interact was the cutest and most heart warming ever. Blaze loves and adores her brother and of course also the other way around. Even the other boys love Blaze fiercely. They would go through fire for each other. This was one aspect of the book I loved the most, the relationship between Blaze and the boys!

    Blaze , Love, Bullying and bad choices..

    Sadly for Blaze the whole first boyfriend situation goes totally wrong and Blaze finds herself being a target from the whole school. I found the story to be filled with great topics and issues Teens these days most definitely have to face. There is a lot of bullying and social media danger that was delivered in a hurtful, but genuine way. We feel with Blaze when everything goes downhill and we desperately hope for everything to be better… Of course, Blaze makes some bad choices along the way, but I totally think Teens in her situation might have done the same..

    But, fear not.. the ending was just as amazing as the whole story and I can wholeheartedly give this book 5 stars of awesome!

    Bewitched Rating

    Bottom Line

    Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton was a surprisingly refreshing story about bad choices a hurtful first love story and how bullying can destroy people. Blaze is a cute geeky girl who easily got a place in my heart and her story touched me, made me laugh and just made me happy. I’m excited I got to meet Blaze and I would love to meet her again :-)

     contemporary hilarious  

    And now, I’m excited to hand over to Laurie Boyle Crompton on ..

    Why My Character is “Comic Book Cool”

    Blaze’s character showed up in my mind like Blam! Pow! “Tell my story!” She’s really into comics and is sort of stuck in her life as an outsider, but she isn’t ashamed of being a geek. She displays her superhero buttons proudly and is constantly drawing and reading comics. I couldn’t wait to write about her. Of course, working on a project where studying comic books counted as research was a bonus!

    My step-father has this Ah-mazing! collection much like the one Blaze’s dad has in the book and I remember staying up late at night reading through stacks of them as a kid. I would try to tell my friends about these awesome characters like the Silver Surfer and Iron Man, and I’d even try to imitate Thor’s Norse God way of speaking. This was before the movies made these guys more mainstream and I was definitely on the fringe with my obsession, but when I’d find another comic book nerd we had an instant bond.

    As I was writing, Blaze surprised me when she fought back against Mark the way she did and I knew at that point I could just allow her character to take over. Of course things don’t go as she plans, but no matter what tight spots she finds herself in, she uses comic books to guide and empower her. Readers who aren’t into comic books will definitely still enjoy Blaze, but my hope is that she will inspire them to check out comics for themselves, too!

    Blog Art - BlazingGoddessSketches Blog Art - MarkShark_Trading Card

    Images copyright  © 2012 Anne Cain

    And last but not least, because I loved this book so freaking much. I’m happy to give away a copy to one lucky winner! Open International!!
    Just enter the Rafflecopter below!
    Much Love,

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  13. Taken At Dusk: Guest Post by CC Hunter & Giveaway

    OoOO I have something super exciting for you!! Please welcome CC Hunter today at the Bewitched Bookworms for a fabulous guest post and an Giveaway of Taken At Dusk the third book in the amazing Shadow Falls  series!

    Those who follow my reviews during the last few years, I am a huge fan of this series. Born At Midnight is the first book, followed by Awake At Dawn and I loved both books so much!  I also had the pleasure to interview both boys on the blog: Lucas the mysterious werewolf and Derek the sweet Half-Fairy!

    I am more than excited to host this post from CC Hunter today and for the opportunity to give away a copy to you guys!

    Thirteen Things Learned From Taken at Dusk by CC Hunter:

    1. The only thing worse than trying to help a woman with amnesia remember her name and life is trying to help a dead woman with amnesia remember hers.

    2. Be careful what you wish for—you might just get it … and the reality will probably not be anything like the fantasy.

    3. The person you think is your enemy could just turn into a friend who’ll do anything to save you.

    4. The scariest thing in the world isn’t ghosts or rogue vampires bent on murder—it’s falling in love.

    5. Explaining why you have a skunk curled up in your arms to your mom and your old best friend is as easy as eating a brownie while brushing your teeth.

    6. We all make mistakes, which is why it’s so important to practice forgiveness.

    7. The only thing worse than a pissed-off shape-shifter is a pissed-off shape-shifter in love.

    8. Sometimes the earth really does have to open up and swallow you whole before you can accept the truth that’s right in front of you.

    9. Vampires have no sense of humor … especially when they get turned into a kangaroo.

    10. Free will gives us choices, but even making the right choices can’t change destiny …and learning to accept that can be the most painful lesson of all.

    11. People aren’t always who they say they are, even if you really want them to be.

    12. Sometimes when you try to save someone, they end up saving you instead.

    13. Never get between a dragon and a warlock on the war path.

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    Love this post! It makes me wish to read the book again right now! If you want to know what those teasers are all about, come back tomorrow for my Review !!

    Taken At Dusk by CC Hunter Book 3 in the Shadow Falls Series! Taken At Dusk

    publication: April 10th 2012 by St. Martin’s Press (today!!!)
    Get your own:
    Book III in the Shadow Falls series

    Step into Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with supernatural powers. Here friendship thrives, love takes you by surprise, and our hearts possess the greatest magic of all.

    Kylie Galen wants the truth so badly she can taste it. The truth about who her real family is, the truth about which boy she’s meant to be with—and the truth about what her emerging powers mean. But she’s about to discover that some secrets can change your life forever…and not always for the better.

    Just when she and Lucas are finally getting close, she learns that his pack has forbidden them from being together. Was it a mistake to pick him over Derek? And it’s not just romance troubling Kylie. An amnesia-stricken ghost is haunting her, delivering the frightful warning, someone lives and someone dies. As Kylie races to unravel the mystery and protect those she loves, she finally unlocks the truth about her supernatural identity, which is far different—and more astonishing—than she ever imagined.

    About CC Hunter:

    Find her online: website | twitter | facebook | goodreads 

    C.C. Hunter grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she’s still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband, who for the record, is so not a frog. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, spending time with her family, or is shooting things-with a camera, not a gun.

    C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels for Grand Central. www.christie-craig.com

    C.C. would love to hear from you. Because of deadlines, it may take her a day or so to get back with you, but she will reply. cc@cchunterbooks.com

    And now, thanks to the awesome people at St. Martins I have one copy of Taken At Dusk for you to win!!!

    Fill our the Rafflecoper and let me know in the comments if you are a werewolf girl = Team Lucas or a Fey Girl = Team Derek. I admit, although I’m normally not a wolf girl I LOOVE Lucas!!!


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    Much Love my friends and good luck!

  14. Author Spotlight: Tiffany Allee (Banshee Charmer) and giveaway!

    Happy Friday! Today I have the pleasure to host Author Tiffany Allee. She just published on January 24th her first novella Banshee Charmer and today she stops by the Bookworms to talk about Novels, Novella’s and short stories. In celebration of the release of Banshee Charmer we are giving away one copy!

    But for now, please meet and welcome Tiffany Allee: 

    Why I love Reading (and Writing) Novellas by Tiffany Allee

    Novellas are a bit of an oddball length when it comes to fiction. Generally ranging from 20-40k words, they’re too long to be considered a short story, and too short to be considered a novel (excepting certain genres). So why read them? Why do I bother writing them?

    I absolutely love novellas for a couple of reasons. First, they give me a quick story for those times in my life where I just want to read something entertaining in one or two sittings. I get in these moods when my life is particularly stressful or hectic, and when I’m just not in the right frame of mind for a story that will take me a while to get through.

    Second, I love them for trying new authors. I love discovering new writers, but even if an author is fantastic and well-loved, his or her style may not appeal to me for whatever reason. By purchasing and reading a novella to take the writer for a test drive, so to speak, I have a smaller commitment with regards to time. And I’ve generally paid a lower price.

    Banshee Charmer does trend on the longer side of the novella range, but it still offers that small taste of my style. And for a couple of hours, I hope that it takes readers for a fun ride in my little world. Here’s a small excerpt from Banshee Charmer. A little nibble, if you will.

    Excerpt of Banshee Charmer: 

    [box type=”shadow”]I pulled my 9mm from its shoulder holster and crept into my living room. Light glowed from the dining room. Pretty certain I hadn’t left a light on, I eased forward. I took a deep breath and held the air in my lungs, in case whatever waited for me couldn’t be hurt with bullets.

    I swung my gun up then rounded the corner into my dining room. A man—or something that looked like one anyway—sat at the oak table. He was reading a book. A cup of coffee rested on a coaster in front of him and he’d propped sock-covered feet on my table. Settled in, right at home.

    I gaped, unsure of what to say. My face grew hot when I saw the cover of the book in his hand. A beautiful woman held in the arms of a tall, too-handsome hero with abs of steel graced the cover of the romance novel. I barely resisted the urge to shoot him. Who says I don’t have fan-freaking-tastic self-control?

    “Who are you?” I finally spluttered out.

    He set the book down and smiled at me. It was one heck of a smile on one heck of a face. A strong jaw covered in five o’clock shadow, dark eyes, and a head of messy black hair set on a very fit, long body.

    “Ah, Kiera McLoughlin, I presume?” I thought I detected a slight Irish lilt to his voice, but if he had an accent, it was subtle. He took his feet off the table, moving slowly.

    “Presume away. Who are you and what are you doing in my house?”

    His smiled turned into a full-on flirtatious grin. “Why don’t you put your gun away so we can talk? About your interesting taste in books, perhaps.”

    I glared at him, face burning. Handsome or not, I was in charge in my own house. “No way, cupcake. Tell me who you are and I might consider putting my gun away.”

    He sighed, his chest pressing against his tight T-shirt. I glared harder.

    “All right. My name is Aidan Byrne. I’m here to talk to you about the murders you’re investigating.”[/box]

    About Banshee Charmer

    January 24th 2012 by Entangled Publishing
    Length: 159 pages
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    When she’s sent to a crime scene and finds her second dead woman in as many weeks, half-banshee detective Kiera “Mac” McLoughlin is convinced a serial killer is on the loose. Incubi are extinct, her boss insists. But what else can kill a woman in the throes of pleasure? When her partner is murdered after using witchcraft to locate the killer and Mac is thrown off the case, her frustration turns to desperation.

    Certain the killer is an incubus, Mac works behind her department’s back to chase down slim, sometimes perilous leads. While the killer eludes her, she does discover handsome Aidan Byrne, an investigative counterpart from the enigmatic Otherworlder Enforcement Agency. Mac typically runs her investigations fast and hard, but with Aidan at her side, she’s running this one “hot” as well. But Aidan knows more than he’s letting on—something that could shatter their blazing romance and add Mac to the killer’s growing body count…

    About Tiffany

    connect with her : website | twitter | facbeook | goodreads

    Tiffany Allee currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver, and is happily married to a secret romantic. She spends her days working in Corporate America while daydreaming about sexy heroes, ass-kicking heroines, and interesting ways to kill people (for her books, of course). Her nights are reserved for writing and bothering her husband and cats (according to them). Her passions include reading, chocolate, travel, wine, and family.

     

    And now, we have a giveaway for you! Thanks to Entangled Publishing we are giving away 1 eBook of Banshee Charmer and you only have to leave a comment and answer Tiffany’s question: 

    Do you enjoy your fiction in various lengths?

    Much love and Happy Friday,