stay at summer horse camp is horrible to say the least, and it's all because
Hester and Davina are there as well, making her life miserable. When Hester's
cruel prank goes terribly wrong, it's actually what sends the three girls back
to the magical land
of Bernovem. In Bernovem,
Kristina is very excited to see her former friend, Prince Werrien. When he
invites her to sail with him on his ship to his homeland Tezerel, putting it
simply, Kristina can't refuse. Reunited with her gnome, dwarf, animal, fairy
friends ... and best of all, Werrien, things seem like they couldn't get any
better for Kristina. But when Werrien becomes fascinated with an unusual seeing
stone, the "Black Shard," Kristina is haunted by a ghostlike old hag.
Struggling against suspicion, guilt, illness, and ultimately the one who wants
to possess her soul, Kristina will see it's in her weakest moment that she will
encounter more strength than she has ever known.
as Vicki, was born in 1966, in Scarborough,
to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She has one
older sister, Jeannette. When Vicki was 7, she moved with her family to British Columbia. In her
early twenties Vicki moved to Western Washington and now resides in Marysville WA.
She has been married to her husband Russ, for nineteen years and they have
three children; Toby, who is fifteen, Kristina, thirteen, and William, eight.
She has home schooled her children for the past nine years, and she also
teaches elementary school art. Vicki’s other family members are, a Chihuahua, named Pipsy,
two cats, Frodo, and Fritz, and two parakeets, Charlie, and Paulie. She did
have a pet rat named Raymond when she started writing The Magic Warble, but sad
to say, he has since passed away of old age. Vicki enjoys writing, painting
watercolors, watching movies, hanging out with her family, and chauffeuring her
kids around to their many activities. Her favorite author is C.S. Lewis, and
one of her fondest memories is when she was twelve. She would sit at the
kitchen table and read The Chronicles of Narnia to her mother while she cooked
dinner. These magical stories were very dear to Vicki and she remembers
wishing, If only I could go to Narnia like Lucy and Susan. Vicki hopes that
maybe, she can touch someone with her story in a similar way.
“THANK YOU Jillian for all that you do!”
Friends of Jillian Dodd are showing their appreciation!
In appreciation for the hard work and effort indie author Jillian Dodd does behind the scenes for authors, her writing friends are offering YOU the chance to win one of her books! You can choose from one of the Keatyn Chronicles: STALK ME or KISS ME. Or maybe you prefer one of the titles in the That Boy series: THAT BOY or THAT WEDDING. All books are New Adult contemporary romance. Good luck!
About the Author
Jillian is the author of the That Boy
series and The Keatyn Chronicles. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska,
where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She lives in Texas with her family.
Gossip girl meets Hollywood in this new series by That Boy
author, Jillian Dodd.
Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed of. Her life is following the script she
wrote for the perfect high school experience. She’s popular, goes to the best
parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most coveted lunch table.
She’s just not sure she wants it anymore.
Because really, things aren’t all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to.
It’s exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And deep down, she isn’t sure if she has any true friends.
To add to the drama, her movie star mom’s long-time fan has turned stalker.
An older man is flirting with her and telling her they should make a movie
And she’s crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating a guy like him would mean
committing social suicide.
So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come
together in perfect harmony.
But little does she know, there’s someone who will do anything to make sure
that doesn’t happen.
That Boy is a contemporary romance about
falling in love with the boys next door.
You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits.
There's Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and
blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it’s windblown or been stuck
under a football helmet. He’s the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into
trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist, not
even me. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright,
contagious smile and abs to die for. He’s pretty much irresistible.
Equally crush worthy is Phillip. Adorable, sweet Phillip, who I have known
since birth. Phillip has dark hair, a perfect smile, brown eyes, and the
sexiest voice I have ever heard. He’s the boy I talk to every night before I go
to sleep. The boy who rescues me, the boy who can read my mind, the boy who is
always there for me, the boy who tries to keep me out of trouble, the boy who
irritatingly keeps getting hotter, and whose strong arms always seem to find
their way around me. And when he gives me that grin, I can never say no.
One boy will give me my very first kiss.
One boy will teach me to make out.
One boy will take me to prom.
And finally, one boy will ask me to marry him.
They will both be my best friends.
But only one of them will be the boy I fall in love with.
Only one of them is That Boy.
Giveaway: (1) eBook copy of STALK ME (Keatyn Chronicles, #1), KISS ME (Keatyn Chronicles, #2), THAT BOY (Volume 1), or THAT WEDDING (That Boy, #2). Open International. Books will be gifted from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Snyder and I tried to do this with book reviews this year and we fell short of that goal. :( This challenge however you don't have to review, but hopefully we'll review them. :D I don't know if we both are doing this challenge together or she wants to do it separate. She is on the way home as I type this so we will see. :D With all that being said I'm going to have the challenge in a tab at the top of the blog so I can get easy access to the post as well as you all.
I copied and pasted the info below :D
So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z
A - Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet.
For example: A - Atonement B- Black Beauty C - The Count of Monte Cristo D -
Dances with Dragons etc.
B - The lazy way (how I do it) : Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout
the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Hope that
by the end of the year you have read one book for each letter. Towards the end
of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books
Bonus! Each month, I will add another challenge to this main challenge. It
might to read a book with both A and Z in the title or to read a book with 3
words that all start with the same letter. I might host a few random giveaways
too for good measure. If you've got some idea for the mini-challenges, send
them my way!
So you all know that I am lazy and it is no shocker
that I'm going to do option B
Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which we share the books we are adding to our shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include
books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends
or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
it’s Stacking the Shelves time again. EEP so Christmas has passed and with it a lot of boos were given out. Snyder and I gave each other books and I(Tiffany) won a book of books for my book Christmas tree. I'll have both of out pics below. Also don't forget
us some love by leaving us a
comment and leaving a link to your STS. Read on peeps, read on!!!!!
My Book Christmas Tree This is the bad boy that I got second place with. Snyder helped me build it. :D I won the box of books below from Bookies
Snyder Christmas present to me!!!!!! Wastes Away by Darcy Town (I LOVED THE FIRST ONE) Masquerade by Cambria Hebert (EEP) and her Mom got me a 10 dollar GC. She is the sweetest mom ever. I won't get the book that I ordered until the 31st :(
Hello All, and welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book tour of Shadow Play! I have a few things for you today. I have a review (yay!), an excerpt ( say what!?), and an author bio (for realz?!).
A small town in the mountains of Marshall, Montana is
being plagued by an unknown entity and it is mutilating and killing the women
of the town. At his wits end the Sheriff of Marshall has nowhere to turn but to
a friend. A friend, with the abilities to track and kill any prey.
Ryder doesn’t normally do mortal issues. However, he
can’t turn his back on a friend. Besides he is the best at what he does. After
all he is a Tracker, an ancient race with unparalleled abilities to track down
any prey. With one of the three essential elements: Taste, Touch or Smell.
Heartless and cold, Ryder knows what needs to be done and performs his duty
Kyra, an Air Element and the only female Elemental
Enforcer, is sent on a fact finding mission to Marshall, by the Druid Council.
She needs to find out exactly what is happening in Montana before the Tribunal
goes in and kills everyone.
The last thing she expects to find is a Tracker, and is
even more surprised to find out that he is on her side. But can they get past
their initial feelings upon meeting and the sexual tension? Or will the evil
that is living in the mountain kill them both.
Ryder and Kyra must learn to work together to destroy the
shadow and save Kyra from a fate worse than death. When pure evil is involved
is love enough?
EXCERPT: Unable to Breathe
Ryder followed the scent that was uniquely Kyra. Screams
echoed through the dark, and after several minutes, her smell changed. Tinged
with iron, she was bleeding. Anger perfuse him in a way he couldn’t understand.
He ended up at several dead ends. Kyra was stumbling blindly through the caves.
But he felt he was getting closer; her scent stronger.
He halted when he finally entered a large cavern. And
froze, trying to take everything in. Then he saw her, her blue eyes sparkling
in the dark of the cavern. He didn’t move as her eyes darted around, panicked.
Her head swung in his direction but he knew she couldn’t
see as well in the dark as he could. “It smells like death,” she whispered.
“It’s choking me.” She clawed at her throat, causing small scratches that
started to bleed.
“Kyra, are you hurt?” he asked, stepping toward her
slowly. He wasn’t sure what had prompted her to take off like she had, or why
she was now curled up in a ball.
She shook her head no, and he could see tears streaking
down her cheeks. “Did you know that air holds memories?” she said frantically.
“Holds pictures, visions, life, and death, stories of what has come and gone.
Lives it has touched.”
Ryder hadn’t known that. He couldn’t imagine hearing and
seeing what could be trapped in the air. As a Tracker, he knew the air held
many things, things he explored as a Tracker. But as an Air Element, the air
did something completely different to Kyra. And at the moment, it looked like
it was killing her.
“The air,” she looked around the dark cavern, “is trapped
with the souls and lives of what happened here.” Her body stiffened and then
convulsed. Ryder rushed over to her. Once the convulsion stopped, she looked at
him. Her bright blue eyes glowed in the dark, beautiful as ever. “Terrible
things have happened here,” she whispered in pain.
Kyra clutched at the front of his shirt. “There isn’t any
air down here, Ryder. I’m an Air Element and this air is dead” She shook her
head, struggling to take a full breath. “I can’t breathe down here.” Tears ran
down her face and he brushed them away.
“Then let’s get out of here.” He offered her his hand.
Kyra closed her eyes and leaned her head back. “There
isn’t any air down here and something horrible is going on. Look around! The
souls are trapped. The screams held in the air are desperate to be heard. But
they aren’t because there isn’t any air!” she bellowed.
Ryder stood and looked around. Several tables sat
littered with things you would find in a laboratory—microscopes and incubators.
A generator rested in one corner. “What is this?” Metal fridges hung open, the
contents spilled all over the floor.
Kyra grabbed his pant leg. “Someone is doing something
very, very wrong. Creating things, living and dead.” She looked around
frantically as if someone would stop her next words. “Mostly dead, and they
hurt,” she cried. “They hurt so badly.”
More screams pierced the darkness, and Ryder thanked the
Gods they weren’t from Kyra. He sent up a prayer for the poor soul. Kyra
wrapped her arms around her head, as if that would stop the sound. Kyra was
right—something horrible was taking place in this mountain. And they needed to
find out exactly what it was. But at that moment, his main concern was Kyra.
“Make it stop,” she moaned. “Something very, very bad is
happening down here,” she said again.
I want to start by saying that I would have chosen a spicier excerpt for you guys.. but I was given one of two choices. So no spicy for you. :)
I have to say, I was really pleased with this book! I absolutely loved their paranormal abilities. A tracker and a wind elemental? too cool!
Ryder is totally a human lie detector! His abilities actually scared me! Imagine having that kind of power over someone and making them tell anything by messing with their mind and making it all fuzzy. O.o eep! But I love his powers anyway. I love how at first his character is hard and he slowly softens. also, loved the progression of his character from heartless immortal tracker to someone with concerns for others. He is no sweetheart, but he'll do. :) The man has an incredible jealousy streak. I mean, seriously. But I could not wish for a better hero for this story and he was awesome.
Kyra was my favorite character. I loved the dialogue between her and Ryder. And I love how, after he did his mind- freak thing on her, she is angry with him- but he still wants to "get to know" ;) her. It was funny because he was totally oblivious. Also, It never occurred to me how an air elemental would be affected if they were in an area with thinner air or less air. That was awesome storytelling on the author's part.
Oh man, the evil guy totally freaked me out! I loved it! Well, this book was awesome and I would definitely recommend this book. And I will check out more by this author as well. :)
About the Author, Christie!
Christie was born and raised in a suburb of Salt Lake
City, Ut. She lives less than a mile from the home she grew up in. World
traveler she is not. But what she lacked in travel she more than made up for in
her imagination. Within her vivid imagination she has traveled the world over
as well as different worlds and different times.
She works a full time day job to pay the bills but looses
herself in books and her writing whenever possible.
She is a loving mother of two wonderful children that she
admits she is obsessed with. She has been married for 18 years to a very tolerant
man that is grounded in reality in order for her to fly to the heights of her
She started writing when she was a teenager after reading
a book that she didn't like the ending too. Took a hiatus to raise her
wonderful children but has dedicated herself to becoming a published writer for
the last several years.