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WordShaping: Banned Book Week

WordShaping: Banned Book Week: It’s Banned Book Week - September 30th through Oct 6th First published on 28 Sep 2012 by The Muffin - Friday Speak Out It’s Banned...

Review: A Matter of Circumstance & Celludrones by Claire Robyns

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Title: A Matter of Circumstance & Celludrones
Author: Claire Robyns
Series: Dark Matters #1
Got from: Author- ARC
Format:  Ebook
Publication: Claire Robyns September 24, 2012
Average Rating: 4.0


Synopsis: Lady Lily d'Bulier is prim, proper, and prefers to think of herself as pragmatic rather than timid. And avoiding life-threatening situations at all costs was just plain practical. But everything changes when Lord Adair tracks her down in London; searching for answers he seems to think she has.

Greyston Adair is a blackguard and a smuggler, although British Customs would have to catch him red-handed to prove the latter. Fortunately, the dirigibles they float around in have never been able to get near his air dust.

Hell is rising, One Demon at a Time...

With Lady Ostrich hunting them, and the mystery of how their lives tie back to Cragloden Castle and the powerful McAllister clan, Lily has no option but to throw propriety to the wind and run off with Greyston to Scotland, away from th…

YAYYYY

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Review: Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh

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Title: Angel's Blood
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Got from: Walmart.com
Format: Paperback (339 Pages)
Publisher: March 3rd 2009 by Berkley
Average Rating: 4.18


Synopsis: Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best- but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option—even if the task is impossible.

Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other—and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt does not destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just might. For when archangels play, mortals break.
(Courtesy of: Goodreads.com)
My Review: My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I finally read this book, I've heard so many great things about it, and well since I lo…

Born in Flames Blog Tour & Giveaway

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About the author:



Candace Knoebel dreamed of being a dancer ever since she could remember. With a love of all things art, she saw herself moving to New York and pursuing her passion as an artist. But all that changed on October 10th 2002 when she met the love of her life. Her dreams diverged and after marrying her high school sweetheart and having two beautiful children, she realized she missed her creative side.

Growing up alongside the Harry Potter series, Candace found herself missing the epicosity of a story that pulls you in and won’t let you go. In 2009, she began dreaming up characters that would mold her first novel. Through lunch breaks and late nights, after putting her kids to bed, she built a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. She found her calling in life and knew this was more than dancing could’ve ever meant to her.

Once complete in 2010, she began the grueling process of finding a publisher. With relentless determinati…

Book Trailer for Alice in Zombieland

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In 3 days the release of 
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But today.... is the premiere for the book trailer...


of....
Alice in Zombieland

Opal Cover Revealed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.


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Finished Chapter 6: Deadly Evil (Working Title)

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I don't know who all has read what I have so far of my upcoming book, but I'm excited to announce that I have finally finished writing chapter 6.  It's a slow process and it's coming along slowly as well.  But at least it's being worked on.  I will continue adding Excerpts of each chapter completed. If you have any feedback please leave a message on the Deadly Evil page and I will appreciate anything you can give. :D

Review: Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn

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Title: Night Myst
Author: Yasmine Galenorn
Series: Indigo Court #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Got From: Walmart.com
Format: Paperback (317 pages)
Publication: June 29th 2010 by Berkley (first published May 26th 2010)
Average Review: 3.87


Synopsis: Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the Dark Fae in order to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they imagined. Now Myst, the Vampiric Fae Queen of the Indigo Court, has enough power to begin a long prophesied supernatural war. And Cicely Waters, a witch who can control the wind, may be the only one who can stop her-and save her beloved Fae prince from the Queen's enslavement.

Cicely Waters, a witch who can control the wind, has returned home to New Forest, Washington, after learning that her family is in danger. The Indigo Court holds the city in fear. People are vanishing, and strange deaths plague the town. And when she is swept into an unexpected and passionate reunion with Grieve, the Fae prince who taught her how …

Book Lover's Cozy Cafe: Working Title: "Deadly Evil" A Randie Klein novel

Book Lover's Cozy Cafe: Working Title: "Deadly Evil" A Randie Klein novel: This is a rough draft, a first rough draft.. there will be errors and mistakes.  This is posted just so I can get some feedback on t...

Review: Bleeding Hearts by Ash Krafton

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Title: Bleeding Hearts
Author: Ash Krafton
Series: Demimonde #1
Genre: Ubran Fantasy/ Chick Lit
Got From: Author
Format: ebook
Publication: March 12th 2012 by Pink Narcissus Press
Average Rating: 4.11


Synopsis: Sophie Galen is an advice columnist whose work leaves her neck-deep in other people’s problems. Thanks to her compassion, her gut instinct, and her magnetic charm, Sophie really knows how to attract little black clouds.

Marek Thurzo is no little black cloud; he’s a maelstrom. Marek is Demivampire, a race with the potential to evolve into vampire. A warrior who’s taken his share of spiritual damage, he hovers dangerously close to destruction.

He seeks salvation. She’s driven to save him. But what if he can’t be saved?

Sympathy for his plight becomes true empathy as Sophie’s hidden nature is revealed. Marek suspects she may be one of the Sophia, oracle and redemption of the damned Demivampire. She alone can turn back the evolutionary clock.

All she needs is the courage to face her fears.…

Review: Witch Island by Victor Pryce

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Title: Witch Island
Author: Victor Pryce Series: N/A Genre: Adventure Got From: Author Format: Ebook Publication: April 2012 by Victor Pryce Average Review: 4.00
Synopsis: A terrible storm has cast a sailor from the rigging to an island unknown. He waits for rescue only to discover two more castaways. Now they must survive the island and each other until help can be hailed. The sea can supply their needs, but a dangerous plan threatens to destroy them where the island cannot. Will they still be waiting when help arrives?
(Courtesy of: Goodreads.com)
My Review: My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was well written, and very concise in it's wording. Three shipwrecked people survivng on an unknown island with only the hope of getting rescued. There was a sense of a common community, selfishness, selflessness, anger, hatred, love, a survival all in this book. I cannot go into too much details about this book without giving key points away. But, it was a good read, and I would recommend it to any…

A favor!!

I am doing a semester long Topic in my English class... I have to have a 20-30 page paper due at the end of it. My topic is "Online Dating" I need as many as possible people to answer a questionnaire/interview for the purposes of this paper. I need people on both sides of the spectrum, ones who think postive about it, and ones who are negative about it. Etc. Etc.




If you will do this for me please copy down the questions below and email them back to me @ Smullins7979@gmail.com




Note: everything is confidential!!!

Online Dating Interview questionnaire.



1. Have you ever dated someone online?

2. What methods have you used in Dating online (ei.. dating sites, social media sites, World of Warcraft, Second life, chat room, email, etc…)

3. Why do you do online dating?

4. If you’ve never dated someone online, what is your opinion on people who do?

5. Do you feel more comfortable expressing yourself more in an online relationship than a face to face one at …

Review: The Rogue Hunter by Lynsay Sands

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Title: The Rogue Hunter
Author: Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau #10 Rogue Hunter #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Got From: Walmart.com
Format: Paperback (384 pages)
Publication: September 30th 2008 by Avon (first published January 1st 2008)
Average Rating: 4.14


Synopsis: Samantha Willan is a workaholic lawyer. She's grateful for some rest and relaxation in cottage country, and after a recent breakup she wants to stay as far away from romance as possible. Then she meets her irresistible new neighbor. There's something strange and mysterious about his eyes. Is it just her imagination, or are they locked on her neck?

Garrett Mortimer is a rogue hunter. His last assignment united Lucian Argeneau with his lifemate, and Mortimer is hoping this one will be less . . . adventurous. He's here to track down a reported rogue, but fun in the sun is every bloodsucker's nightmare. Worse, he can't seem to get his mind off Samantha, especially when he spies her skinny-dipping in the lake. After…

Review: Infinity By Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Title: Infinity
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Chronicles of Nick #1
Genre: Young Adult
Got From: Walmart.com
Format: Trade Paperback (464 pages)
Publication: May 25th 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin
Average Rating: 3.97


Synopsis: At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.

Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.

But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he's next on the…

Review: Legend of the Chosen by Jennifer Selzer & Daniel Huber

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Title: Legend of the Chosen
Author: Jennifer Selzer & Daniel Huber
Series: Destiny's Kingdom #1
Genre: Sci-fi/ Fantasy
Got From: ARC
Format: Ebook
Publication: July 1st 2012 by TwoFold Press
Average Rating: 4.00


Synopsis: In the beginning the gods created evil
Left alone it grew vengeful
Angry, it sought to destroy all of existence
The Bethel galaxy is all that remains.

Bethel, the charmed central planet of the galaxy is on the brink of the year’s most anticipated event: the celebrated Twilight Bloom. Quade Decairus has no reason to believe that this year will be any different than those in the past: food and music, friends and the good cheer of those he loves the most. So why has he been plagued with nightmares of the end of his world coming on this very night?
Prophecies masked as legends. Impossible visions, bringing universal destruction. Only one man can seek those chosen to stop the evil and save them all.
In a world rich with magic and technology, a seamless blend of Fantasy an…

When life gets in the way...

Man it's seems I've been way too busy this past weekend and the start of this week. I haven't gotten much reading done. Plus side though for the most part I'm caught up on homework, and...AND I've started writing again YAY! But I will have a new review probably by this upcoming weekend. So never fear more reviews are coming lol.

Review: The Blood Moon Chronicles (Complete Collection) by June Spears

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Title: The Blood Moon Chronicles
Author: June Spears
Series: Blood Moon Chronicles
Genre: Young Adult
Got From: AUTHOR
Format: PDF
Publication: July 2nd 2012 by June Spears


Synopsis: Three young warriors, one of them with royal blood, will be born into the human race as natural enemies. They must overcome their differences to unite and bring light back into darkness. For there is no light without darkness, and there is no darkness without light.

However, victory does not come without a price.
(Courtesy of: Goodreads.com)
My review: My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book or books however it may be, well let me just say the concept was great. But it lacked a lot of detail and depth. I felt lost on a lot because there was no background and no detail on any of the characters really. And it just seemed rushed. I feel that if it had a lot more detail and didn't give me the rushed feeling this would've been a really good. However, it just left me feeling slightly empty, it was like bam this is g…

working title

Ok I came up with a working title for my book.. I think it fits quite nicely. "Deadly Evil" A Randie Klein novel.

I'm currently reading through the 5 chapters I have editing it and what not. FUN FUN! But rest assure another Review, will be coming up shortly. A book from a new author.

Review: Storm of Visions by Christina Dodd

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Title: Storm of Visions
Author: Christina Dodd
Series: The Chosen Ones #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Got From: A Gift
Format: Ebook
Publication: August 4th 2009 by Signet
Average Rating: 3.79


Synopsis: When the world was young, twins were born. One brought light to a dark world; the other, darkness and danger. Their powers could not be denied, and they gathered others around them, men and women destined to use their gifts for good or evil. Today, their descendents walk the earth as the Chosen… and the ultimate battle is about to begin.

Jacqueline Vargha has always run from her gift. Now Caleb D'Angelo forces his way into her life, demands his place as her lover, and insists she take her place as one of the Chosen. She flees, he pursues, but she can no longer deny her visions, or the dangerous man who is her downfall — and her destiny
(Courtesy of: Goodreads.com)
My Review: My rating: 4 of 5 stars

At first this book was a little on the confusing to "This is slightly dumb side", but…

Review: Night World No. 2 by L.J. Smith

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Title: Night World No. 2 
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Night World #2
Genre: Young Adult
Got From: Barnes & Noble
Format: Paperback (662 pages)
Publication: November 18th 2008 by Simon Pulse (first published 1996)
Average Rating: 4.18



Synopsis:
Includes:
Book 4 - Dark Angel
Book 5 - The Chosen
Book 6 - Soulmate


Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters -- they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.

In Dark Angel, Gillian is saved from drowning by her guardian angel. Only visible to Gillian, Angel will fulfill her heart's every desire. But when Angel starts making strange and sinister requests, Gillian must question who he truly is and where he came from.

Armed with a wooden stake, martial arts, and the will to resist a vampire's mind control, Rashel struggles to avenge her mother's death in The Chosen. Then she meets Quinn, her soulmate, who is…

This is Beautiful..... a MUST READ!

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A beautiful reason, to a beautiful person.... read the link alone.

http://wonderwall.msn.com/music/kellie-pickler-shaves-her-head-1703319.story

A temporary book cover maybe O.o who knows

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I just created this to give some pizazz to my book I'm working on it's a ho hum project but I thought I would share it with you cause hey, It might be ho hum, but I'm proud of it.

Tell me what you think, if you like no comment is required of course =^.^=

Giving much love and Respect to a well known Actor.

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This morning Michael Duncan Clark died at age 54, sources said it was that he never fully recovered from a heart attack. I'm not quite sure on all the details. But he was an awesome actor and he will be missed you can read more about it here in this link I have provided for you.

http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/story/2012-09-03/michael-clark-duncan-dies-at-54/57565358/1





Review: Silence By Becca Fitzpatrick

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Title: Silence
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Series: Hush Hush #3
Genre: Young Adult
Got From: Walmart.com
Format: Hardcover (448 pages)
Publication: October 4th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Average Rating: 4.28


Synopsis: The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.
(Courtesy of: Goodreads.com)
My Review: My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ugh what it must feel like waking up in a cemetery, and having no recollection of how you got there. Then being told it's fall, and the last you remember it was spring. Well poor Nora that had happened to he…

Review: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

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Title: City of Lost Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: Mortal Instruments #5
Genre: Young Adult
Got From: Amazon
Format: Kindle book
Publication: May 8th 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry
Average Rating: 4.33


Synopsis: Jace is now a servant of evil, bound for all eternity to Sebastian. Only a small band of Shadowhunters believe he can be saved. To do this they must defy the Clave. And they must act without Clary. For Calry is playing a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace's soul. Clary is willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love? (Courtesy of: Goodreads.com)


My Review: My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cassandra Clare has done it again... she's made me salivate for the next book. This one it was a little rough to get into for the first few chapters or so. But once Clary finally broken away from her mom who by the way I think is highly "ANNOYING!" It got…

upcoming reads

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no guaranteeing I will read all this within the month of September but it is my goal for the month at least.... 


Finish up with... 


I'm hoping to be done with these two by Monday night if not before hand.


Then onto...
Here's my reading for the month... now knowing my I'll probably get off track somewhere and read something else along the way.  But I'm hoping to stay on track and read these ten books, plus the two I'm already working on by September 30th! WOOHOO good times, good times =^.^=