Sunday, February 10, 2013

Blogger Book Fair Day 4: Great Book Find - Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1)



Great Book Find: Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1), a Young Adult Fantasy Adventure by S. M. Boyce



Hello my beautiful readers! I found another great book for you to check out. Fans of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and Eragon should really enjoy this modern twist on the classic epic fantasy genre. This is a really unique tale with a lot of imagery to it.

Best part? You can grab Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1) for free!


Amazon Rating:

Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1): 4.5 Star Average

Treason (Grimoire Saga #2): 5 Star Average

Heritage (Grimoire Saga #3): Available Fall 2013

Illusion (Grimoire Saga #4): Available Fall 2014



“The Grimoire Saga has the potential to become a cult classic the likes of the Lord of the Rings”

—The Eternal Scribe {Reviews}




"This would make a great movie. A great book. A great TV show. Great everything. I mean, Boyce sells it at the concept, but she doesn't stop there. She delivers."

—Rebecca Hamilton, author of The Forever Girl series


Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1)






Now an international Amazon bestseller. Fans of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and Eragon will enjoy this contemporary remix of the classic epic fantasy genre.

---------------- Kara Magari is about to discover a beautiful world full of terrifying things--Ourea.

Kara, a college student still reeling from her mother's recent death, has no idea the hidden world of Ourea even exists until a freak storm traps her in a sunken library. With no way out, she opens an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire and unwittingly becomes its master, which means Kara now wields the cursed book's untamed power. Discovered by Ourea's royalty, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a generations-old conflict--a war intensified by her arrival. In this world of chilling creatures and betrayal, Kara shouldn't trust anyone... but she's being hunted and can't survive on her own. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn't know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.

For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this human girl, there is something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire.

Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.




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Treason (Grimoire Saga #2)






Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that goes against everything she believes in. But things don't go as planned.

Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who--and what--he is. He has to face the facts. He's a prince. He's a murderer. He's a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he's out for blood.

To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil each has grown to hate.


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Heritage (Grimoire Saga #3)






Kara Magari isn’t normal, and she finally understands why. She’s forced to face a past she didn’t know she had, and she uncovers an ugly truth along the way.

Braeden Drakonin has been slowly rebuilding his life after the betrayal that tore it apart. He may just get the chance to redeem himself…but it will come at a terrible price.


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Illusion (Grimoire Saga #4)






In 2014, the Grimorie Saga comes to an end. Blood is spilled. Love is tested. Loyalty fades. Peace will come at a hefty cost. And in the final moments of the war, both Kara and Braeden will have to make a heartbreaking sacrifice to win.


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About S.M. Boyce






Published fantasy author. Twitter addict. Book Blogger. Geek. Sarcastic. Gooey. Odd. Author of the action-packed Grimoire Saga.

S.M. Boyce is a fiction novelist who loves ghosts, magic, and spooky things. She prefers loose-leaf tea, reads far too many books, and is always cold. She’s married to her soul mate and couldn’t be happier. Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries.

Boyce likes to update her blog a few times each week so that you have something to wake you up in the morning.


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Blogger Book Fair Day 4: Rebecca Hamilton

Welcome my lovely readers to the Blogger Book Fair of 2013! I must give a shout out to the amazing Kayla Curry for setting this all up! Please check out my blog each day from Feb. 7-10 for some interviews, guest posts, and giveaways!

I'm so happy to interview Rebecca Hamilton, author of the Forever Girl Series! 


Rebecca Hamilton



Why do you write?

I'm too stubborn to stop writing. I wish I could give one of those cliched answers, like "I need to do it" or something, but I don't. It's more like a neurotic drive that compels to write.


What do you do to prepare before you actually begin writing? Music, tea, coffee, etc.?

Music! Always music :) And a quiet room, after the kids are in bed.


Do you have a writing routine/schedule?

I try to write every night, knowing that at best I'll write every other night or ever 3 days ;)


What’s your favorite part of the creative process?

The finished product! It's very fulfilling to be DONE after all that hard work!


What are the book(s) that you are promoting about?

Currently out right now is The Forever Girl, a paranormal fantasy and Her Sweetest Downfall, a paranormal romance. You can also download PART ONE of The Forever Girl on Kindle for FREE.


Who is your favorite character from your novel?

That's a tough one. Probably Charles, though I'd love to meet Adrian in real life. I already have a friend just like Lauren :)


Why do you write for the Young Adult audience?

I actually write cross over. A lot of people confuse my book for Young Adult, probably because it appeals to their audience as well. Mostly, I write for adults who are young ;) And I do so because that's what I like to read, and I feel like there isn't enough of that "in between" category.


Any advice for aspiring authors who would like to be published?

Keep writing! Persevere! The number 1 key to success is to KEEP TRYING and KEEP WORKING AT IT!


Is there anything that you are working on currently that we can be expecting?

Yes! I'm working on Book 2 in the Forever Girl Series--Come the Dark! Readers can check out the cover HERE where they can also learn more and sign up for release notification (and enter themselves to win a free copy when the book is released!)


If you stranded on an island and you can only bring 3 books and one CD, what would you bring and why?

Only 3 books? AFTER THE FEAR by Rosanne Rivers (because it's just awesome and I must read it at least 1 more time before I die), Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (because the writing and story are beautiful and enchanting and I'll never get sick of the imagery and characters), and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (for it's general awesomeness that needs no explanation!). One CD, probably a mix, on which I would include song covers by Melanie Martinez who should have won THE VOICE!


Quick Fire Questions:

1. McDonalds or Burger King?
McDonalds

2. Coffee or Tea?
Coffee (though right now I can't have either! Caffeine is on the "no-no list" for pregnancy).

3. Book or Kindle?
Book. I love my kindle and it's my preferred way to get books, but man it's annoying when my battery dies!

4. Romance or Thriller?
Romantic Thriller

5. Favorite book?
The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard

6. Favorite movie?
Becoming Jane

7. Favorite author?
Nancy Pickard

8. iPhone or Android?
iPhone

9. Favorite color?
Pink

10. Salty or Sweet?
Sweet!

Where can we find you? (Please list all links of your Facebook, Twitter, Website, Blog, etc.)
Facebook     |     Twitter     |      Blog

Where can we buy your beautiful book(s)? (Please list all links of where your book can be
purchased.)
All Purchase Options HERE


Please be sure to check out Rebecca's novels!





Saturday, February 9, 2013

Blogger Book Fair Day 3: Alyssa Auch

Welcome my lovely readers to the Blogger Book Fair of 2013! I must give a shout out to the amazing Kayla Curry for setting this all up! Please check out my blog each day from Feb. 7-10 for some interviews, guest posts, and giveaways!

Welcome Alyssa Auch, author of "Lunula"!  Enjoy the interview and please be sure to check out this sweet author and her novel!


Alyssa Auch



 Why do you write? 

      I write to escape. I know some writers who use the art to understand and cope with reality, but for me it is all about being in a place you could not otherwise be in. I write to entertain!


What do you do to prepare before you actually begin writing? Music, tea, coffee, etc.? 

     Make sure my 3 kids are occupied/sleeping! That’s about the only thing I require before sitting down to write.


Do you have a writing routine/schedule? 

       I wish I did, but with my children ages 3, 2, and 3 months, I really just have to take the time I can get.


What’s your favorite part of the creative process? 

     I think my favorite part of creating things with words is when you just know what you have written is awesome. As soon as it goes on the paper, you re-read it, sit back, and go, “Oh yeah. I rock.” It’s the best when the creative process gives you something to be proud of.


What is the book that you are promoting? 

    I am promoting my Young Adult novel, Lunula.


Who is your favorite character from your novel? 

     I think Gavin is my favorite character. He reminds me of my younger brother.


Why do you write for the Young Adult audience? 

      I think I tend to write young adult books because, first of all, they are clean. I am a big supporter of media that portray growing and love without all the graphic, gory details. Also, young adult stories are all about the newness of challenges, and I think that is fun to write about.


Any advice for aspiring authors who would like to be published?

     Once you have finished your work, and are contemplating publishing, edit meticulously! Edit until it cannot be edited anymore, and then go over it just one more time for good measure. Publishers like to see clean, well-edited work. Have a third party help you if you can.


Is there anything that you are working on currently that we can be expecting? 
     
       Yes, the sequel to Lunula should be finished this year


If you stranded on an island and you can only bring 3 books and one CD, what would you bring and why? 

      My scriptures, The High King by Lloyd Alexander, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The CD I would take would probably be Josh Groban’s “Closer.”


Quick Fire Questions:
           
            1. McDonalds or Burger King? Burger King
            2. Coffee or Tea? Herbal Tea
            3. Book or Kindle? Book
            4. Romance or Thriller? Romance
            5. Favorite book? Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
            6. Favorite movie? The Princess Bride
            7. Favorite author? Lloyd Alexander
            8. iPhone or Android? iPhone
            9. Favorite color? Pink
            10. Salty or Sweet? Both together
           

Where can we find you? 

Twitter: @danally

Where can we buy your beautiful book?


 Be sure to check out "Lunula"!


                       


Friday, February 8, 2013

Blogger Book Fair Day 2: Sherry Soule Quiz & Giveaway

Welcome my lovely readers to the Blogger Book Fair of 2013! I must give a shout out to the amazing Kayla Curry for setting this all up! Please check out my blog each day from Feb. 7-10 for some interviews, guest posts, and giveaways!


“Which Spellbound Character Would YOU Most Likely Be?”


This giveaway is open internationally! So let’s tell the blogging world!
Take this quiz to see which character in the Spellbound universe you’d most likely be similar to, and score an eBook version of the first book in this unforgettable YA series, BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN!

Answer this quiz, then post your results in the comments. Be sure to check the bottom of the post for the details regarding this random giveaway.



1.    What’s your favorite season?

a)   Winter - Cloudy, Chilly, Rainy, Stormy
b)   Fall - Windy, Misty, Foggy, Mild
c)    Summer - Hot, Dry, No Wind, Sunny
d)   Spring – Warm, Breezy, Greenery, Brisk

2.    I detest using labels, but what would others call you at school?

a)   Normal or Jock/ Cheerleader
b)   Preppy/ Student Counsel
c)    Amateur Fashionista
d)   Girlish tomboy

3.    Which of the following best describes your personality?

a)   Snobbish, Eccentric, Perky
b)   Haughty, Moody, Smart
c)    Tough, Snarky, Weird
d)   Playful, Vivacious, Straightforward


4.    Which genre do you read most often?

a)   Urban Fantasy
b)   Horror / Dark YA
c)    Paranormal Romance
d)   Dystopia

5.    You are at school and witness a student bullying someone. What do you do?

a)   Run in the opposite direction before they pick on you
b)   Laugh and join in on the fun
c)    Stop and tell the bully to knock it off or else!
d)   Go tell a teacher what’s going on

6.    What’s your hairstyle?

a)   Short and sassy
b)   Long and straight
c)    Medium with highlights
d)   Curly or wavy

7.    What’s your typical breakfast?
a)   Eggs and bacon
b)   Oatmeal and orange juice
c)    Coffee and a Pop tart
d)   Heaping bowl of my fav cereal

8.    What type of pet would you like to have or do you own?
a)   Hamster
b)   Small Dog
c)    Shade
d)   Cat

9.    How often do you shop or hit the mall?
a) Only on sale days
b) Once or twice a month
c) Every week—duh
d) Hardly ever


If you answered...

Mostly a's: You and Kayla are a lot alike! You both love a good sale on shoes, and you’re energetic and sassy.
Mostly b's: Ashley and you could be sisters. You each enjoy autumn days, hanging at the mall, and you’re more of a leader than a follower.
Mostly c's: Shiloh and you could be besties! You both love to shop for the newest trends, enjoy reading paranormal romance novels, and you even have a snarky-side.
Mostly d's: Sounds like you and Ariana have a lot in common. You each love to read YA books, adore cats, and can often be straightforward and super fun.

Random winner will be picked on February 21, 2013. Please check back on that day to find out if you’re the lucky winner. Your eBook will be delivered via email to download to your e-Reader. (If you're unsure how to, let Sherry know, she'll help you.)

Mandatory giveaway details:
1.) You must comment with your quiz results
2.) Be a follower of the Spellbound Series Universe Blog
3.) Be a follower of this blog
4.) Follow us both on Twitter - @WriterSherry & @apblanchard
5.) Tweet about this giveaway and include link

That's it! Good luck!



Places you can cyberstalk Sherry Soule:

Official Website: http://sherrysoule.com
Official Spellbound Series Universe: http://thespellboundseries.blogspot.com
Twitter @WriterSherry: http://twitter.com/writersherry

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