Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blog Tour: Goddess Born by Kari Edgren

Goddess Born
by Kari Edgren
Release Day: May 19th, 2014

Pennsylvania, 1730 Selah Kilbrid keeps a dangerous secret: she has the power to heal. A direct descendent of the Celtic goddess Brigid, it's Selah's sacred duty to help those in need. But as the last of the Goddess Born living in the New World, she learned from an early age to keep her supernatural abilities hidden. The Quaker community of Hopewell has always been welcoming, but there's no doubt they would see her hanged if her gift was revealed. When a prominent minister threatens to try her with witchcraft unless she becomes his wife, Selah has only one hope--that her betrothed, a distant cousin from Ireland, arrives as planned. Marrying Samuel would keep her secret safe, preserve her sacred bloodline, and protect her from being charged as a witch. But when news of Samuel's death reaches the Colonies, Selah is truly on her own. Terrified, she faces an impossible choice--forfeit her powers and marry the loathsome Nathan? Or find an imposter to pose as her husband and preserve her birthright? 

Nathan leaned closer and I fought the urge to step back. “You are playing a dangerous game, Selah. Deny God’s will, and I shall request an official inquiry into that incident with Oliver Trumble. From what I heard the boy was near dead when you reached him.”

“Don’t be absurd,” I snapped. “He fell out of an apple tree and hit his head on a rock. Being knocked unconscious is a far cry from near dead.”

Nathan narrowed his eyes. “His older sister has a different story. She used the word miracle to describe what you did.”

“You are quite mistaken, Mr. Crowley. I can no more bring back the dead than you can.” I lifted my chin and forced a curt, derisive laugh. “Phoebe Trumble will say anything to get attention. I did nothing other than wait for Oliver to wake up before ministering to his scrapes and bruises.”

Nathan didn’t respond at once, and I thought the conversation over when he grabbed my arm, pulling me to him. “Be my wife, Selah Kilbrid, or I’ll have you charged for a witch.”

I tried to wrestle free, but he held tight. “Find one person who will stand against my father. Go ahead and cry witch. No one will believe you.”

“You foolish girl. Once your father dies, there is no one left to protect you. Even if you don’t hang, the wheat would rot in the fields from want of men willing to work for a suspected witch. Brighmor would be bankrupt within a year, two at most. Do you think your cousin would be so eager to honor your engagement under these altered circumstances?”

The initial shaking had spread far beyond my voice until I trembled from head to toe with suppressed fury. “Is this how you go about doing God’s work? By threatening to slander my name to force me into marriage?” Fight as I might, his grip remained steadfast on my arm. “Let me go!” Stomping down on his shiny black shoe, I dug my heel into the top of his foot. He grunted in pain, and I stumbled back a step, surprised by the sudden freedom.

Savage anger burned in Nathan’s eyes, turning his face an ugly shade of red. “I am prepared to do whatever it takes to have you for my wife. This Sunday we will stand and state our intentions to marry. Refuse and I’ll assume it’s because you’re a witch and unable to marry a man called of God.”

Despite my desire to say something more, like blasting him with every curse I had ever heard, my throat grew too tight for words. Silence pursued and he did not attempt to stop me a third time when I pushed by and started again toward home.

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About the Author:

Kari Edgren did not dream of becoming a writer. Instead, she dreamed of everything else and was often made to stay inside during kindergarten recess to practice her letters. Despite doting parents and a decent school system, Ms. Edgren managed to make it through elementary school having completed only one book cover to cover – The Box Car Children, which she read approximately forty-seven times. Things improved during high school, but not until she read Gabrielle Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude in college, did she truly understand the power of a book. Ms. Edgren aspires to be a Vulcan, a world-acclaimed opera singer, and two inches taller. She resides in the Pacific NW where she spends a great deal of time torturing her husband and children with strange food and random historical facts. Ms. Edgren hasn’t stopped dreaming, but has finally mastered her letters enough to put the stories on paper.


Friday, May 23, 2014

'X-MEN: Days of Future Past' Movie Review Vlog!


Check out my newest vlog where I talk about the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past and what I thought about it. I saw it in 3D and highly recommend you all see it in that format as well.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My 2014 RT Booklover's Convention Experience!


This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending Teen Day at the RT Booklover's Convention in New Orleans, which took place in my home state of Louisiana. RT is a week long book convention that Booklover's all over travel to each year to meet their favorite authors, attend panels, get free books, and much more. One of my good friends and bloggers, Christina Marie, traveled from Kansas City for the convention. When she arrived we headed straight to New Orleans and I spent that Friday showing her some of the best places in town. The highlight of that first day was meeting the author Sarah Rees Brennan in front of Café Du Monde. Afterwards, we drove back to Baton Rouge and after filming a vlog, we went straight to bed. On Saturday we woke up really early in the morning and drove back to New Orleans for the convention. We met so many amazing authors, got a ton of free books, and attended the awesome Teen Day Party that night. My biggest highlight of RT was meeting and getting to know one of my favorite authors Melissa Marr, and fangirling about Teen Wolf with author Sarah Rees Brennan. Sarah teased us big time about City of Heavenly Fire, Cassandra Clare's last book in The Mortal Instruments Series, along with asking for suggestions on actors to read future audiobooks. After a wonderful day we headed back to Baton Rouge again and filmed a recap vlog about the whole convention. It was such a great weekend and I am so happy Christina was able to come to my neck of the woods to attend it with me. Below, you all can see some of our photos from our time in NOLA and my photos with the different authors I met at the RT Booklover's Convention.

Me with P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, Authors of the House of Night Series.
Me with Gayle Forman, Author of If I Stay.
Me with Kelley Armstrong, Author of the Otherworld Series and Co-Author of The Blackwell Pages Series.
Me with Leigh Bardugo, Author of the Grisha Trilogy.
Me with Melissa Marr, Author of the Wicked Lovely Series and Co-Author of The Blackwell Pages Series.
Me with the lovely as always, Mari Mancusi, Author of the Blood Coven Series.
Me with Tamora Pierce, Author of The Song of the Lioness Series and much more.
Me with Charlaine Harris, Author of the Sookie Stackhouse Series.
Me with Jeaniene Frost, Author of the Night Huntress Series and Night Prince Series.
Me with Chloe Neill, Author of the Chicagoland Vampires Series.
Me with Sarah Rees Brennan, Author of the Lynburn Legacy Trilogy and Co-Author of The Bane Chronicles.
Me with Claudia Gray, Author of the Evernight Series.
Me with Tera Lynn Childs, Author of the Forgive My Fins Series.
Me with Michelle Rowan, Author of the Nightwatchers Series and the Immortality Bites Series.
Me with Beth Revis, Author of the Across the Universe Trilogy.
Me with Diana Peterfreund, Author of the Killer Unicorns Series and For Darkness Shows the Stars.
Me with Larissa Ione, Author of The Demonica/Lords of Deliverance Series.
Me with Sophie Jordan, Author of the Firelight Trilogy.
Me with Veronica Rossi, Author of the Under the Never Sky Trilogy.
Me with Jennifer L. Armentrout, Author of the Lux Series and the Covenant Series.
Me with Kresley Cole, Author of The Immortals After Dark Series.
I attended the author Gayle Forman's panel, where she discussed her book If I Stay being adapted to film. They showed us the movie trailer and Liana Liberato aka Kim Schein from the film made a special appearance!

The panel was moderated by the author Melissa Marr.
Me with authors Melissa Marr and Gayle Forman, after Gayle's panel.
Me with Aprilynne Pike, Author of the Wings Series and the Earthbound Series.
Me with April Genevieve Tucholke, Author of the Between Series.
Me with Stacey Kade, Author of the Project Paper Doll Series.
Shadowhunters unite! Me with my girls Ursula and Christina Marie.
Me and one of my good TwiFriends Jiff! The last time I saw her was back in Los Angeles at Tent City 2012 for the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 World Movie Premiere, so it was wonderful seeing her.
Me and Christina at the Teen Day Party during the RT Booklover's Convention.
Photobooth fun with Christina Marie and author Sarah Rees Brennan.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blog Tour: Transformed by EV Fairfall

by E.V. Fairfall 
Release Date: January 1st, 2014


Since the beginning, two entities have had complete, unquestioned control over Thea: the Earth and God.

But when Thea suddenly figures out that the Earth has  trappedher within a forest, she discovers that the only way to set herself free is to break God's one rule; she must forsake her animal form and become human.

The result is nothing she could ever have expected. Lost within the torrent of human emotions, Thea starts to lose who she is and even begins to fall in love with the one thing she always hated: a hunter.

As her act against God proves more problematic than anticipated, it is only a matter of time before her punishment may prove to be worse than Earth's entrapment.

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E.V. Fairfall’s background with animals. 
A good part of Transformed involves animals, and that is largely from personal experience. I grew up in a small town with a lot of wildlife. I had a mountain lion living in my neighbors' backyard, baby foxes growing up at the end of my driveway, and a pregnant deer living under my deck which led to an adorable baby faun. We lived in the mountains; I had my own little forest, and to me those animals were an extension of myself. They shaped who I am today, and I had experiences that I’ll never forget. One time I was painting outside and a large bear walked right in front of my canvas, no more than 6 feet away. He was just minding his own business and enjoying a stroll, but it scared me half to death and I ran into the house. I have sad stories too, times that I’ve experienced people's lack of compassion toward these animals, and it always was hard for me to understand. My inclusion of animals in Transformed is a little cathartic, and a little bit unavoidable. When I set out to write a book, I always pour a little part of myself into the ink, the paper, the binding. Adding the animals just happened to be the part of myself that I chose to share with the world.

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About the Author:

I love to write just as much as I love to read. I try to read a book per week, which doesn't always work out, but it's the thought that counts. Aside from all that I am a huge animal person.

Transformed is my first novel, but it isn't my first publication; I've had several short stories published over the last two years. My main goal as a writer is to explore humanity and to give people something fun to read.

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