Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Day 3 of the Back to School Scavenger Hunt

Good Morning Everyone!

How is everyone doing with the clues so far? Do you need hints? I am not seeing anyone who has started the hunt and am wondering if anyone is doing the hunt. Please let me know what you think. If this is something you don't want to do then we will not continue after this event.


Monday, August 29, 2016

2nd Day of Scavenger Hunt

Hello again!

Today is day 2 of the scavenger hunt! Don't forget that to be eligible for the prizes you must be a follower of my blog and finish all daily tasks. If you are having trouble with the clues, remember the old adage K.I.S.S. (keep it simple silly). The commonality probably isn't as hard to find as you are making it.

With that in mind, let me know how you are doing!


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Back to School Scavenger Hunt

Good Morning All!

Today starts the Back to School Scavenger Hunt :) All clues will be posted in the forum and all daily tasks must be posted to the forum. If you have any questions feel free to comment on this post and I will answer them for you. This is for fun and for prizes.

1st Prize: Signed book (It's a mystery which one)
2nd & 3rd Prize: $5 Amazon Gift Cards

You have to post all things on the day they are listed.

Good Luck,


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hot Author of the Week: Heather Karn


     I know it has been a while since our last interview, but I have another author that I would like to introduce. I have gotten to know Heather through a Facebook group that we are both a part of and I would like to say that I am looking forward to getting to know more about her. I was excited when she said that she would be willing to do an interview for my blog.

     I have not gotten the chance to read any of her work yet, but I am super stoked to start her series the Weregal Chronicles. The first book, Perfect Scents, is about Joette (Joey) and her journey as she meets a race of werecats who disappeared nearly 20 years before. What will she find out about these mysterious creatures and herself?

As promised, here is the interview!

Heather Karn

1. What or who made you want to start writing?

The first time I realized that i wanted to be an author was in 8th grade. I'd written a scary short story (okay, not really scary, but I tried), and that story became the first chapter of my first novel. It was short, but hey, I was young then. It was followed by one and a half sequels- book 3 of the series never got finished. In college I rewrote the first book, but after I graduated, writing went by the wayside for other hobbies. I think I burned myself out and had a strong case of self doubt that I could or would ever get published. In the spring of 2015 I started to read again, and loved what I read. These novels inspired me to start writing again, and since then, I haven't stopped!

2. Who inspires you to keep writing?

My family and friends are very supportive, and I appreciate that more than they know, but the people who inspire me to keep writing are the ones who got me inspired to write again in the first place: the indie YA authors that I found and have loved. I follow them on facebook, and I love how they interact with their fans, and I think to myself: if they can do it, so can I! And when I'm not feeling like writing, I go to their books and read, and it inspires me all over again to keep going and that the first, or even fourth, draft don't have to be perfect. You'll get there.

3. Who was your favorite character to create?

 Probably Aunt Gwen. There's just something about her. She seems familiar, like I know someone like her, but I can't place who it is. And she's hysterical.

4. What are you working on right now?

Book 2 of the Weregal Chronicles (title TBA)

5. What Book/s got you started reading?

The moment I found Tamora Pierce's books in my freshman year, I was hooked on reading! I couldn't put any of her books down. After my long hiatus of not reading much (maybe a novel or two a year...maybe), I picked a book from my kindle that I'd found for free, and haven't stopped reading since. It was Relentless by Karen Lynch. Again, couldn't put it down! Then I found Melissa Haag's books, and I've been reading ever since.

6. What is something fun about you that your readers don't already know?

 Hmmm, well I'm the oldest of a set of triplets. That's probably about the biggest thing that readers may not know about me. I have an identical sister, and our other sister is fraternal. Heck, our younger sister looks more like me and my identical sister than the fraternal one. But something that most people probably don't know is that I have a thing for collecting furniture. It's really bad. Not that I buy it all, I just want to buy it all! Especially if it's free or cheap and in good condition. I'm not a hoarder by any means, but I do love me some furniture. It makes me happy.

7. If you could recommend one book, not your own, from any time period to read what would it be?

Touch by Melissa Haag.

If you want to know more about Heather you can find her by following the links below:
Heather's Website
FB Author Page
The Weregal Chronicles Group

Happy Reading,

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Phone a Friend Friday

Hello Again.
So I am getting bored of talking to myself. If you stop by please leave a comment or something showing that you want to know more about what I have to say. I don't ask for opinions for my health, I genuinely want to know what books you all like. So please, if I ask for reader responses (like this post) leave a short comment!

It is Friday again, and for those of you who may be new to my blog, that means that today is the day when you get to tell me what to do. I am always looking for good books to add to my To Be Read (TBR) list. Give me some recommendations.


Throwback Thursday

Good Morning!!
So as I was sitting down this morning trying to figure out what book I was going to write about today I started thinking about what books I am reading to my son. I am trying to get him to read some of the books that I liked as a child. I am sure that some of these will be familiar, but if there is one that I forgot you should add it in the comments so that I will always have something new to read to my son :)

1. Rainbow Fish
2. Anything Dr. Suess
3. Where the Wild Things Are
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
5. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?
6. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
7. Corduroy
8. Stellaluna
9. Strega Nona
10. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Don't forget to share some of your favorites, or ones that you read to your children!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday

Hey all!

Have you ever read an author that as soon as you hear another book is coming out you squeal with joy and then get angry because the book isn't going to be out for like A WHOLE MONTH??? Well I am guilty of that right now. I am in love with 2 authors, Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone. Now if you don't already know they have teamed up to create the awesomeness that is The Hive Trilogy. This starts with Ash. I have read the first 2 books of this series, and let me tell you now: worth it!

This week I found out that the newest book in the trilogy will be coming out in September 2016. *Fangirl Squeal* I absolutely cannot wait for this newest installation :) The name of the 3rd book in the trilogy is Annihilate.

If you have not read the first 2 books in the series, I highly suggest you start now, because you won't want to miss a single second of this amazing series!


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Just One More Chapter...


OMG I am so excited! Broken Compass is finally out and I couldn't put it down. I made the mistake of starting it late last night and I stayed up until about 1 o'clock in the morning finishing it :) If you love Jaymin's books then I am sure you will love this one too. I was so excited to learn more about Max and Misha.

What book have you read recently that you just couldn't put down?


Monday, August 22, 2016

A Case of the Monday's

Good Morning! So today I sent my son on the bus to his first real day of school. It is a little bittersweet for me, so I am in a kind of a nostalgic mood. I just can't believe that my baby is almost 6 years old. But I digress.

Lately I have been watching Bones with my husband as our adult time after our son goes to bed. I love this series so much that when I first started watching it I decided that I wanted to read the books to. So today is about the Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs. The first book is Deja Dead, so if you like the TV series Bones then you should check out this amazing series.

Let me know what you are thinking about now that it is getting towards the end of the year.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Phone a Friend Friday

Hey all,

It is Friday again, which means I need ideas for books to read. Comment and let me know what books you think I should read, or what books got you interested in reading.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Back to School Scavenger Hunt

Let’s have some fun! I love scavenger hunts and I thought it would be a fun way to build followers and get people reading my blog. This will be book related, obviously, and is supposed to be fun. That being said there is a prize at the end of the rainbow. The first 3 people to solve the scavenger hunt will receive prizes. Prizes include a signed book or gift cards from winners choice of Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Audible.

Here’s how it works. We will start on Sunday August 28th and I will post a new clue every day ending midnight on Saturday September 3. To enter you must be a follower of my blog. I will post clues on my forum. The clues will narrow down the answer progressively as the game goes on. You will need to solve each clue before you can move onto the next one because the previous clue leads to the location of the new clue.

Waiting on Wednesday

Hello :) It's Wednesday again, which means that you all get to find out what book I am most excited for this week. I am sure many of you have read some of Karpov Kinrade's books, but have you seen the Vampire Girl series? Due to family problems the 3rd book in this series has been slow coming, but that doesn't mean it won't be awesome!!!!!

I can't wait until Silver Flame comes out and we get to see what happens between Fen and Ari! Here's to hoping that we get to read this soon! Until then, if you have not read Vampire Girl or Midnight Star, the first 2 books in the series I would suggest reading them now. You won't regret these amazing books :)

If you are not sure if you will like the books, here is the official book trailer to give you a little taste.


Monday, August 15, 2016

A Case of the Monday's

Today I took my son to do some testing before he starts Kindergarten! I am so excited and a little scared, but what can a mother do? He starts school full time next week and I am slightly freaking out. He will have one day of school this week to get him used to it and my plan is to spend a little time for myself reading.

One of the genre's that I like to read is mysteries. It has been a while since I have read a good mystery that pulled me in and wouldn't let go. One book that I have not read yet is The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver. I loved the movie, but I have found that most books are 10x better than the movie, so I am slightly excited to read this book :)

I need more ideas for mysteries or thrillers that I can read. So leave a comment and give me some suggestions.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Her Sweetest Downfall- Rebecca Hamilton

Hey, here is a book by an author that I love! If you haven't read anything by Rebecca Hamilton you should look into the Forever Girl series. Her Sweetest Downfall is the prequel to the series that I'm sure will be loved.


Friday, August 12, 2016

Phone a Friend Friday

Hello! As I started typing this I noticed that I call everyone a lot of different things such as all, everyone, readers, etc. I think that is kinda boring :) I wonder if we can come up with something better? I want to get some ideas that can be unique to the followers of this blog.

So here is your mission for this weekend. I need ideas of what to call my followers and also I need ideas for books to read. So this phone a friend is 2 fold. Please pitch in, we will see what comes up. If we get enough response I will make a poll and you all can choose what we call ourselves.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday

Hello! I am sure many of you have read the Relentless series by Karen Lynch, but did you know that she is writing the series from Nikolas's POV? Warrior is set to be out in Fall 2016. I am so happy that we are going to be getting the story from his point of view. I don't want to put any spoilers in, so if you haven't read The Relentless Series you should start now!

You can start with the first book Relentless now for free. Just click the link and get started.

For updates on when this book will be out you can check on any of the following:

What are some of the scenes you want to read about from Nikolas? Let me know in the comments.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Coming Back!!

Hello Anyone who still follows my blog :) My son is going to kindergarten full time at the end of August, so I will finally have time to do all of the things that I want to do. With that in mind, I will be continuing my book blog and hope you all come back to join me!

Post in the comments books that are on your To-Read List or one that you are on the fence about. You might see a review for them on here and who knows, it may help you make a decision about whether to buy the book or not.