Thursday, July 19, 2018

Midnight Comes

Midnight Comes (Refractions: Fairytales Between the Lines, #1)


Super excited to share with you the fact that S J Blasko has released a book! Her fairytale poems are AMAZING and I love all of them. They're just perfectly written and they give you a new view of the fairytales you've constantly heard about, and some 'new' ones.
Plus the flow.... <3 I definitely suggest you check out her book (amazon link)

Here's the summary:
Once upon a time...
There was a sorceress, who cursed a prince to become as beastly as his pride
There was a daughter, who watched from her window and ached to see the world
There was a mermaid, who traded her voice in hope of a soul
There was a stepmother, who saw beauty only in others, never herself
And there was a boy, who forgot the warmth of love

In five narrative poems exploring the darker, more human side of these classic fairytales, rediscover the characters as they are given a voice of their own.



You can add Midnight Comes on Goodreads.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

I Don't Dance -Review and Spotlight










Ty and Jen have been friends for nearly as long as anyone can remember. But when Ty goes off to college and leaves her behind, he has to face the reality that he cares for her as more than just a friend. As graduations approaches and with only one summer left before he begins basic training, Ty must make a decision. Military life is never easy; is it fair to force it on the one he loves? In the midst of wrestling with the question and coming to the realization that summer is quickly drawing to a close, Ty struggles to face questions he cannot answer, and is forced to examine his own heart. Is it possible that God has a future for him with Jen? Or will the summer close with only memories of days gone by? Their relationship would be old fashioned. But that was okay. Because old fashioned and whimsical fit perfectly with a southern summer.

Review:
I really enjoyed Jesseca's newest book. The characters and story were really sweet. It was the same style as her other books, and I really enjoyed the "old-fashioned, whimsical feel."
The romance was light and sweet, and the setting in North Carolina I loved. Totally felt like the south with the descriptions, sweet tea vs. coffee, and the humidity (oh the humidity *give it a stern glare*). Plus there was donuts and music, so how could you not love it? XD
And Ty was the sweetest. I loved how he cared so much for Jen, and Mike's humorous, but at times serious, personality and how he supported his best friend.
If you want a sweet summer romance, definitely check it out. :)

 About the Author: website
 Jesseca is a daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading, cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano. And writing, of course! At an early age words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home.

 Giveaway: 
 First Place: Paperback copy of I Don’t Dance + Scotty McCreery’s Clear as Day album (U.S. winners only) Second place: E-book copy of I Don’t Dance + $5 Krispy Kreme Giftcard
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

I Wrote a Short Story + Beta Call!


 Okay guys, I'm doing something I've never done before: a beta call O.O *cue music*
I am super excited to share these stories because they're some of my favorites. Originally this post was only going to be for one story, but you get two! I'll have two separate sign up forms below, along with their summaries. We're both looking for people to beta read the story (regular beta stuff like grammar, if it flows, any plot holes, that kind of thing.) and would be super grateful for your feedback.
The first one (and one with a deadline) is The Star's Shadow. It's a story filled with Fae, Shadows, and Stars (*sigh of delight*). I partnered up with Savannah from Inspired Writes to co-write it, and I love it so much.
 The second story one is currently titled A.I.Z.E. It is a short story (just over 7k, so a little on the larger side as well). This one I've had sitting in my head for a while, and was able to write it for a school project.

The Star's Shadow
Genre: Fantasy

Word Count: (7.5k)

Summary:


A.I.Z.E.
Genre: Science Fiction

Word Count: 7,291

Summary: Jax has been used to living alone, just him, his ship, and his inventions. Ever since he was young he's lived on the edge of the Outer Rim, scrounging for things to help him survive and evade Testra, a facility that is a lot more advanced than the Rim, and are willing to do whatever it takes to succeed.  After Testra comes after him, he tries to keep a low profile in his space craft, working a 'pirate' like job, though he refuses to acknowledge that term.
 When he gets ahold of a new Artificial Intelligence (AI), he ends up with more than he bargains for. The AI is in need of an update that only Testra has, and it leads to an unplanned adventure onto a large transport ship to get the needed information. Finding an unconscious girl while there was not what he was planning on, leaving him with a difficult decision. Will he risk his own freedom to help her, or leave her?

If you're interested, just fill out this handy form I made, and I'll be sending it your way!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Evaporation of Sofi Snow

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary  Weber

Summary: Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi's dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth's corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth's Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi's the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she's convinced he's been taken to the ice-planet.

Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there.

For Miguel, Earth's charming young playboy, the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fight's bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he's a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford.
 


Review: So my review never got posted, and I'm not really sure how that happened (oops). So here is the rewritten one lol. XP

Really enjoyed this sci-fi read. Evaporation of Sofi Snow was the first book I had read by Mary Weber, and I was drawn in by the futuristic world and the characters. (also, the hardcover of the book has a super cool texture under the dust cover. Just saying XD). I love the mystery as we try to untangle what happened to Sofi and her brother when they were young, and the reason why they have to have so many check-ups. like O.O ??? Also, I really liked Miguel, and just the whole world, and the game. I thought it really unique how the story was set up, and I could almost hear the music as Sofi was struggling to get her brother back and figure out what is really going on. One of the things that really intrigued me about the story was how in this sci-fi world, Mary Weber was trying to bring awareness to sex trafficking, like who would've thought this amazing book would help inform today's youth of the tragic things that people try to hide?!
The story was super intriguing, and I'm excited to see what happens next.


5 out of 5 stars
I received this book free from the publisher for an honest review.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Question of Loyalty Cover Reveal


Am SO excited to be taking part in Jesseca Wheaton's cover reveal for her latest book. I've enjoyed seeing this series continue to grow, and the way Jesseca has been able to continue to have the inspiration to write them all. Her characters are so real and relatable, her stories sweet yet heart wrenching. She does a great job making you feel like you're there in history, learning new things, while taking part in a story. I am so excited for A Question of Loyalty, and hope you will check Jesseca's books out. :)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Andora's Folly Blog Tour









SYNOPSIS

A Pandora's Box retelling

Andora is a beautiful young woman with insatiable curiosity. Raised in splendor, she is spoiled by her privileged life. When a love letter is slid under her door, her life takes a drastically unromantic turn. Nothing makes sense—her arranged marriage, the gifts her parents bestow on her wedding day, or her new husband’s temperament.

As Andora begins to unravel the mysteries around her, she ignites a chain of events that have the power to sabotage her entire village forever. Only her new-found wisdom as a desperate peasant's wife can save her from her folly.


 Buy on Amazon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Abigayle has been a writer ever since her mother taught her how to hold a pencil. However, she devoted more time to reading words with her green eyes than writing them with her left hand. Inspired by a crazy dream at the age of seventeen, she set off on a journey to self-publish her first novel, Martin Hospitality. Since then, Abigayle has devoted herself to sharing what she has learned through the mediums of freelance editing, and her blog theleft-handedytpist.blogspot.com ... when period drama films are not calling more loudly. None of her successes would be possible without the support of her Savior, large family, and online community.

Where you can find her:

Blog:  http://theleft-handedtypist.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abitheauthor
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/abitheauthor
Instagram: https://instagram.com/abitheauthor
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/abitheauthor
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/abitheauthor/
Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1a2mB0YvhJkw7Abh5NmLeg

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dandelion Dust Blog Tour

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   I am so excited to be taking part in Faith's blog tour. She is releasing her first book, Dandelion Dust. Faith is such an amazing writer, and am so privileged to not only know her from the writing community, but to have had the chance to beta read for her as well.

  Guys, this book is amazing. When I first started to read Dandelion Dust, it was probably best that I didn't read it as soon as I got my e-copy. As soon as I started reading, I had this feeling of deja vu. One of the character's had an experience just like one of my aunts. She had just gotten in an ATV accident a day or two before I started reading this book. One of the important supporting character's was in an ATV accident and was in the hospital for most of the story. The whole time I was reading this book, I had to continue on. I connected with it right away, and the characters were adorable. The story is not only realistic, but shows you a side that many books often don't go over. How you work through your difficulties together as a family, trusting God (no matter how hard it can be) in times of struggle.
   All that to say that you should pick up a copy. If you love sweet romance, family, and stories of relationships that work through hardship, than you need to give Dandelion Dust a try.



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Summary:
Like a speck of dandelion dust riding the tides of a prairie wind, life is fleeting. Though I never realized just how fragile it was until that day . . .

Charity always had a dream. It was simple, really. Find a guy, fall in love, and get married.
The day she met Ryder, Charity knew he was the man God had chosen for her. But she never expected their relationship to be tested and tried through the fires of a freak accident. Suddenly, her world is thrown into chaos, and the bleak, white walls and sterile smells of a city hospital fill every spare minute. And then there comes the dreaded news. It was likely Ryder would never make it out of the hospital bed.
As her carefully laid plans for the future come crashing down around her and the sun seems to set on her dreams, can Charity still find hope in the dark of night?

Like a dandelion, life is beautiful. But treasure every moment. . . . for one day, the flower will be gone.


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About the Authoress: Faith is a teenage writer, living with her family and beloved yellow labs in the southeastern US. When she's not writing stories, consuming large amounts of coffee, reading books, or creating pottery, she can be found laughing harder than is healthy, daydreaming, and of course, blowing dandelions.

She blogs at http://fireflysstoryspace.blogspot.com/