Month: December 2011

Dec 16
{Review+Giveaway} Air by Shauna Granger

{Review+Giveaway} Air by Shauna Granger

Air by Shauna Granger Paperback, 254 pages Published September 26th 2011 by CreateSpace Age Group: YA Series: Elemental #2 Source: Author for blog tour Buy this Book:Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) It was a rough start to the school year for Shayna and her friends, Jodi and Steven, but thankfully summer break is near. Trying to sort out her feelings for the new guy in town, Shayna agrees to let Jensen join her on a group date with her friends. While out they end up at a local coffee house where their classmate, social outcast Jeremy McCormick, is humiliated by his baseball star brother. When Jeremy runs away from the jeering crowd, Shayna and Jodi hear the unmistakable sound of a thousand wings chasing after him, but no one else seems to hear them. These are not like any air elementals that Shayna or Jodi have ever encountered before and they fear Jeremy has gotten himself tangled up in something too dangerous for him to handle. But when Shayna tries to help Jeremy… Read more »

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Dec 16
{Review} Keridan’s Journey by Michelle Peterson

{Review} Keridan’s Journey by Michelle Peterson

Keridan’s Journey by Michelle Peterson Paperback, 266 pages Published February 8th 2011 by WBD Books  Age Group: Adult/YA crossover Source: Publisher Summary (from Goodreads) Project manager by day and artist by night, Keridan Patrick’s simple world ended with the death of her mother. The father she never knew showed up after twenty-five years and introduced her to a new world cloaked in secrecy and myth. While fighting to keep some semblance of normalcy to her suddenly unpredictable world, she chanced to meet the mysterious Sahaj. Sahaj had ran for hundreds of years from the one soul he was destined to be with but was transfixed by the one he could not live without.  Would old flames and new enemies stand in the way of love? I really liked the concept of this book. Sirens are fascinating and I have not read very much about them at all. Keridan finds out that she is half Siren right at the beginning of the book. While it is not a unique I idea to find out… Read more »

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Dec 15
{Interview} Character Talk With Author Terri Giuliano Long

{Interview} Character Talk With Author Terri Giuliano Long

Announcing the In Leah’s Wake Social Media Whirlwind Tour! As part of this special promotional extravaganza sponsored by Novel Publicity, the price of the In Leah’s Wake eBook edition has dropped to just 99 cents this week. What’s more, by purchasing this fantastic book at an incredibly low price, you can enter to win many awesome prizes, including Amazon gift cards of up to $500 in amount and 5 autographed copies of the book. Be sure to enter before the end of the day on Friday, December 16th, so you don’t miss out.   To Win the Prizes Purchase your copy of In Leah’s Wake for just 99 cents on Amazon or Barnes & Noble Fill-out the form on Novel Publicity to enter for the prizes Visit today’s featured event; you may win an autographed copy of the book or a $50 gift card! BONUS: If you leave a comment on this blog post, you have another chance at $100! …And I can win too! Over 100 bloggers are participating… Read more »

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Dec 12
{Excerpt+Giveaway} In Leah’s Wake Blog Tour

{Excerpt+Giveaway} In Leah’s Wake Blog Tour

Announcing the In Leah’s Wake Social Media Whirlwind Tour! As part of this special promotional extravaganza sponsored by Novel Publicity, the price of the In Leah’s Wake eBook edition has dropped to just 99 cents this week. What’s more, by purchasing this fantastic book at an incredibly low price, you can enter to win many awesome prizes, including Amazon gift cards of up to $500 in amount and 5 autographed copies of the book. Be sure to enter before the end of the day on Friday, December 16th, so you don’t miss out.   To Win the Prizes Purchase your copy of In Leah’s Wake for just 99 cents on Amazon or Barnes & Noble Fill-out the form on Novel Publicity to enter for the prizes Visit today’s featured event; you may win an autographed copy of the book or a $50 gift card! BONUS: If you leave a comment on this blog post, you have another chance at $100! …And I can win too! Over 100 bloggers are participating… Read more »

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Dec 10
{Review} Existence by Abbi Glines

{Review} Existence by Abbi Glines

Existence by Abbi Glines ebook Expected publication: December 13th 2011 by Wild Child Publishing Age Group: YA Source: Author Challenge: none Summary (from Goodreads) What happens when you are stalked by Death? You fall in love with him of course. Pagan Moore doesn’t cheat Death, instead, she falls in love with him. Seventeen year old Pagan Moore, has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn’t let them know she could see them, they left her alone. Until she steps out of her car on the first day of school and sees an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he’s dead. Not only does he not go away, when she ignores him he does something none of the others have ever done; he speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What Pagan doesn’t realize… Read more »

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Dec 09
{Review} Battle for Cascadia by Kenneth G. Bennett

{Review} Battle for Cascadia by Kenneth G. Bennett

Battle for Cascadia by Kenneth G. Bennett Paperback, 212 pages Expected publication: December 10th 2011 by CreateSpace  Age group: Young YA Source: Blog Tour Series: Gaia Wars #2 Summary(from Goodreads) When Warren Wilkes, age 13, stumbles upon a mysterious relic deep in the Cascade Mountains (The Gaia Wars) wonder reigns. Brimming with secrets and sentient energy, the relic leads Warren to a fantastic chamber, and to shocking revelations about his identity. Now wonder has turned to dread. A forgotten terror– a demon that knows Warren better than he knows himself– has risen again and is gathering power with a singularly evil goal in mind: to capture and enslave the wild spirit of the Earth itself. Warren must fight or see all that he cherishes destroyed. Oh wow! Seriously, that is all I have been saying since I finished the book 5 minutes ago. I keep hitting the next page button on my kindle, foolishly hoping that if I hit it just one more time another chapter will pop up and I won’t be left with… Read more »

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Dec 08
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Author Melissa Foster

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Author Melissa Foster

Today I have author Melissa Foster here with me. She is going to share a top 10 list with us. I love number 6. I may or may not have been found guilty of talking out loud to myself. After the guest post(at the bottom of this post) there will be a giveaway for 3 ecopies of Come Back to Me! So cool 🙂—————————————— Thank you, Michelle, for hosting me on your blog today. I have something fun to share today. I debated writing a serious article that might spark deep and meaningful conversation, but then I decided to throw caution to the wind. This year I published two books, CHASING AMANDA (April 2011) and COME BACK TO ME (November 2011). Both have become bestsellers (Yay!). This year has been a busy one, and this week has added to the excitement. Both CHASING AMANDA and MEGAN’S WAY hit International Bestseller this week—something I wouldn’t even have known if it wasn’t for my good friend author Stacy Eaton, who was kind… Read more »

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Dec 07
{Review+Giveaway} The Gaia Wars by Kenneth G. Bennett

{Review+Giveaway} The Gaia Wars by Kenneth G. Bennett

Hey guys, you know the drill by now. But seriously Novel Publicity and Kenneth G. Bennett are giving away HUNDREDS of DOLLARS to readers, fans, and bloggers. Anyone can win! Here are your ways to win today. (more details below) 1. comment on this post to enter to win $100! 2. Go to this website and fill out the simple form (just email!) to enter to win $50 FOR YOU! http://www.novelpublicity.com/gaia-wars/ 3. go to the above website and vote for Book Briefs (that’s me) for the traffic breaker poll. I have an awesome holiday giveaway planned but in order to have more prizes and more winners I need more money. Help a poor law student out and I will help YOU by hosting a HUGE GIVEAWAY! Now here is my review of The Gaia Wars.  The Gaia Wars by Kenneth G. Bennett Paperback, 286 pages Published August 25th 2011 by CreateSpace Age Group: young YA Source: Blog tour Summary (from Goodreads) Deadly secrets have been buried in the Cascade mountain wilderness for centuries. Hidden. Out of sight and out of… Read more »

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Dec 07

Awesome Contest/Opportunity for Aspiring Authors!

Hey guys, I just found out about this super sweet contest and I COULD NOT wait to share it with all of you. I know, I know- “Michelle you have a final tomorrow morning at 8 am. Shouldn’t you be studying?!” Yes, I should but I had to let you know about this opportunity. Check it out and good luck! I would love it if a Book Briefs winner won 🙂——————————————————————-Essay Contest for Aspiring Writers of YA/middle grade fiction.  ______________________________ Win a literary agent or acclaimed author’s feedback on your unpublished manuscript for young adult or middle grade readers.  This rare opportunity is being offered to the six winners of an essay contest recently announced by the literacy charity Book Wish Foundation.  See http://bookwish.org/contest for full details. You could win a manuscript critique from: Laura Langlie, literary agent for Meg Cabot Nancy Gallt, literary agent for Jeanne DuPrau Brenda Bowen, literary agent and editor of Karen Hesse’s Newbery Medal winner Out of the Dust Ann M. Martin, winner of the Newbery Honor for A… Read more »

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Dec 05
{Giveaway+Guest Post} The Gaia Wars Blog Tour

{Giveaway+Guest Post} The Gaia Wars Blog Tour

Ok guys there are TONS of giveaways going on this week! So many chances for YOU to win. All of the ways are described below(check out the featured events) for the different days but the things you can do right now are 1. comment on this post to enter to win $100!2. Go to this website and fill out the simple form (just email!) to enter to win $50 FOR YOU!http://www.novelpublicity.com/gaia-wars/3. go to the above website and vote for Book Briefs (that’s me) for the traffic breaker poll. I have an awesome holiday giveaway planned but in order to have more prizes and more winners I need more money. Help a poor law student out and I will help YOU by hosting a HUGE GIVEAWAY! also come back to see my reviews of the Gaia Wars and The Battle of Cascadia later this week. 🙂 As part of this special promotional extravaganza sponsored by Novel Publicity, the price of The Gaia Wars eBook edition has dropped to just 99 cents… Read more »

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