Saturday, August 31, 2013

Review~Talented (Talented Saga #1) by Sophie Davis


When Talia Lyons was just a child, her parents were murdered before her eyes. Offered a choice between accepting their fate and exacting revenge, Talia trains to become one of the country’s deadliest assassins in order to kill the man responsible for their deaths: Ian Crane. Luckily, Talia was born with a gift- the ability to read and influence the minds of others. At sixteen, Talia is poised to graduate from the McDonough School for the Talented, where she learned to control her abilities. Now there is only one obstacle standing between her and the retribution she craves... Talia herself.

Her greatest asset may also be her undoing; while a formidable weapon in the field, Talia’s talents prevent her from both shutting off the mental connection she shares with her questionable boyfriend and blocking out the thoughts of a beguiling fellow recruit. But Talia can’t afford to have the feelings and distractions of a normal teenage girl, when her life is far from normal.

She must regain the single-minded determination that has brought her this far, or it may cost Talia her life when she finally faces Crane. And even after being molded in to a weapon of war, she’ll still have to find the strength it takes to pull the trigger.

If James Bond and Sookie Stackhouse had a love child with a yearning for vengeance, her story would be TALENTED: an adventure about powerful teenagers who aren’t afraid to embrace their fears and fight for what they believe in

Review ~ The Grave Winner by Lindsey R. Loucks

Leigh Baxton is terrified her mom will come back from the dead -- just like the prom queen did.

While the town goes beehive over the news, Leigh bikes to the local cemetery and buries some of her mom’s things in her grave to keep her there. When the hot and mysterious caretaker warns her not to give gifts to the dead, Leigh cranks up her punk music and keeps digging.

She should have listened.

Two dead sorceresses evicted the prom queen from her grave to bury someone who offered certain gifts. Bury them alive, that is, then resurrect them to create a trio of undead powerful enough to free the darkest sorceress ever from her prison inside the earth.

With help from the caretaker and the dead prom queen, Leigh must find out what’s so special about the gifts she gave, and why the sorceresses are stalking her and her little sister. If she doesn’t, she’ll either lose another loved one or have to give the ultimate gift to the dead – herself

Friday, August 30, 2013

REVIEW Young Annabelle by Sarah Tork

James is a douche bag!
I miss spaghetti and meatballs!
I’m having the worst summer of my life!
My mom’s crazy, she won’t let me eat what I want!
Every calorie I consume is monitored and noted!
I miss spaghetti and meatballs so badly I’m on the verge of a mental breakdown!
Did I mention my mom’s crazy?
Did I mention I miss spaghetti and meatballs?
And then there’s the other issue, 6’2 HOT AS HELL Baseball player James……The kissing! The cuddling! The excuses! The mind games! I’m so confused, what the hell does he want from me?
Sigh! I miss spaghetti and meatballs!

Since the beginning of summer, seventeen year old Annabelle Simms has been on a diet under the harassment....scratch that....the watchful eye of her mother. If it wasn't for her best friend Jenna who keeps her sane, she would have branded the summer as a complete yummy food-less disaster. Everything seemed to be on the same repetitive boring path until one day at work Annabelle is forced to train the new guy and suddenly summer doesn't seem so dull anymore.

First Blog Post....

Friday Spill

And Other Facts For Starters...

Learning to juggle writing, reading and reviewing with life in general is hard. Add a husband and three teenagers to that equation and you feel ready for Cirque Du Soleil!
When I started writing my focus was on point and I was tearing through my book like lightning. But as life tends to do, it threw me a few curves. I slowed a bit and got some irresistible review opportunities. It's so hard to stay away from reading and reviewing. I absolutely love finding new 'to me' authors. Every time Carrie sends me a message on Goodreads I try and make myself not click the links. LOL.

I am trying my best and struggling with the whole self publish or publisher dilemma. Most advice says self pub, but I have no idea of I can do that alone. It's a scary thing taking that first step! Then there's the idea of smaller publishing houses but I am just pretty clueless on which ones are good and what is needed from me. I also have the dilemma of book cover and the dreaded editing process. I know what I like out of a book but I'm not sure I will catch all of my own mistakes.
Then there's proofreaders, beta readers, book cover designers and the list goes on and on. I am prepared to take the leap, it's just a confusing thing getting started I suppose.