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Sunshine Book Blogger Award

I have been nominated by the wonderful Krisha @Bookathon for the Sunshine Book Blogger Award.  You should go and check her out. Krisha thank you for the nomination.

The Rules

  • Thank the blogger(s) that nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions set by the person that nominated you.
  • Tag 5-11 blogs and to receive the award and write them 11 questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post/blog

The Questions

Since when are you blogging ?

I began my blog on March 1, 2018

What is your patronus?

King Cobra ( I feel robbed I am scared to death of snakes)

Which is your favorite genre?

Fantasy

What’s your most anticipated release in 2018?

Competence by Gail Carriger

What is your favorite dessert?

Brownie and ice cream topped with chocolate syrup.

If you had the power, would you go in the past or the future and why?

Neither. The past has made me who I am and the future is never a definite thing. The smallest action can change everything. Then all you have is disappointment.

What were/are your majors in university?

Paralegal Studies and Organizational Leadership

What author would you love to meet?

Gail Carriger

What book were you reading last Sunday?

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

If you could be best friends with a fictional character, who would it be?

Alexia Tarabotti

Who is your celebrity role model?

I really don’t have one.

My Questions

  1. What’s your favorite place to read?
  2. Tea or Coffee?
  3. What book made you smile?
  4. What Hogwarts house did you identify with?
  5. What is your “day job”? (Or how do you spend your day otherwise?)
  6. What book are you looking forward to in the 2nd half of 2018?
  7. Do you buy books based on the cover?
  8. Do you have a guilty pleasure read? If so what is it?
  9. Hardback/Paperback/E-Book?
  10. Do you prefer series or stand-alones?
  11. What is your favorite fictional animal? (from a book/movie/mythology/etc.)

 

My Nominees

If you want to do this please feel tagged.  And to those, I tag please do not feel obligated to do this if you do not want to.

Lena @ The Printed Girl

Jess and Teagan @ Fiction No Chaser

Kristi @Confessions of a YA Reader

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Electric Alice Kickstarter Campaign

Hey Guys!

So I ran upon a kitckstarter campaign last night and wanted to share it with all of you.

Amara is local to me and I absolutely love being able to support a local artist and having the ability to put this out there to people all over the world.

Electric Alice

About

Alice is curious, and she has always been curious. An ambitious but  inexperienced pilot, she signs up for a solo flight into unexplored space, stubbornly ignoring repeated warnings by her peers of the dangers of her expedition. She successfully arrives just beyond the furthest known boundaries of the galaxy, only to be snared by the gravity of a massive black abyss. Terrible wonders await Alice on her journey. Follow her through the rabbit hole and find out for yourself.

You may meet some faces that seem familiar, but do not trust that you know their story, and be prepared for something completely alien.

Electric Alice will be a fully illustrated, perfect bound softcover graphic novel. The interior artwork will be created using traditional media, such as watercolor and ink, and hand-lettered. This will be the first publication by my label, Conjure Comics, and my first time as an author. Those of you who follow my work already know what to expect, but if you’d like to see upcoming previews of the variant cover art and interior images, make sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

If this intersts you go and check her out!

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Book Un-haul 2018

Good Morning All!

For the last few months, I have been going through my shelves and looking to rehome some of the books that I have. I have limited space and I have realized that if I never plan to read the book again/at all or I just thought it was okay or I have changed my mind about it there is no reason to keep it. Truth be told a quite a few books just moved into my daughter’s room she got to go through them first. The books with the 🏤 means they have found a home already.

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton 🏤
The Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank 🏤
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost 🏤
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi 🏤
Soundless by Richelle Mead 🏤
The Hatfields and McCoys by Bruce Wexler 🏤
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 🏤
The Hob’s Bargain by Patricia Briggs 🏤
The Quarters Novels: Sing the Four Quarters and the Fifth Quarter by Tanya Huff 🏤
Willow by Wayland Drew
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 🏤
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo 🏤
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 🏤
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 🏤
The Giver by Lois Lowry 🏤
Alice Takes back Wonderland by David Hammons 🏤
Slayers by CJ Hill 🏤
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 🏤
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman (I bought the UK paperback to replace I hate the US covers) 🏤
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith 🏤
Superstitious by RL Stine 🏤
Red Rain by RL Stine 🏤
Ghostly Adventures by Christopher Balzano 🏤
Bible Memory Plan and Devotional for Women by Jean Fischer 🏤
Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb 🏤
Sabriel by Garth Nix (I have a bind up of these books) 🏤
Dragons of a Fallen Sun by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman 🏤
A Coalition of Lions by Elizabeth Wein 🏤
Until I see you by Paula J Knight (signed)
Asylum by Madeleine Roux 🏤
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven 🏤
Morrigan’s Cross by Nora Roberts
The Third of Seven by Jeremie Guy
Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne by David Starkey
Elizabeth I by Anne Somerset
The Tudors by GJ Meyer 🏤
I Elizabeth by Rosalind Miles
The Sisters of Henry VIII by Maria Perry
The Virgin Queen’s Daughter by Ella March Chase
Science Fiction Short Stories 🏤
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi 🏤
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 🏤
New Spring by Robert Jordan
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore 🏤
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 🏤
Heartless by Marissa Meyer 🏤
Graceling by Kristin Cashore 🏤
Courtship and Curses by Marissa Doyle 🏤
Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oaks 🏤
Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories by J Sheridan Lefano
Great Ghost Stories by John Grafton
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
Stardust by Neil Gaiman 🏤
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 🏤
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir
The Last Queen by CW Gortner
Victoria and Abdul by Shrabani Basu
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare 🏤
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie 🏤
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfus 🏤
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
Lasher by Anne Rice
Taltos by Anne Rice

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#Tags

Seven Deadly Sins Tag

This tag was originally done by BookishlyMalyza! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm0c5…) I was tagged by Bibi @ Bibi’s Book Blog.  Thank you, Bibi for tagging me. You should go check her out!

Greed: What is the most expensive book that you own? What is the least expensive book that you own?

Most expensive book has to be my special edition copy of  The Tales of Beedle the Bard. I tried looking up the price of this book and Amazon would not let me I purchased it back in 2008. The least expensive book I own has to be my copy of The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn’t: (to say nothing of the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar) (The Parasol Protectorate). I only paid .99¢

Gluttony: What book or books have you shamelessly devoured many times?

It’s been a while since I have just picked up a book to re-read. My TBR pile makes me feel guilty about considering doing that 😉 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.

Sloth: What book or book series have you neglected out of sheer laziness?

The Wheel of Time.  There are just so many books…and they are so long… But I am breaking down and purchasing the first book.  Have read the first 5 and I have 2-5 as e-books and I find it so hard to pick up and stick with an ebook.

Pride: What book or books do you bring up when you want to sound like an intellectual reader?

I really don’t do this.  I was criticized when I was a teenager for some of the books that I liked to read. “It wasn’t normal” It is only in the past few years that I have found people to really talk to about books.

Lust: What attributes do you find most attractive in your characters?

I love characters that are strong and witty.

Envy: What books would you most like to receive as a gift?

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls by Emilie Autumn
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Wrath: What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

The one that comes it to mind is Sarah J Maas.  I really like reading her books but there are some things that just drive me crazy.

If you want to do this please feel tagged.  And to those, I tag please do not feel obligated to do this if you do not want to.

I am going to tag:

Nicole @ The BookWorm Drinketh

Marina @ Books of Magic

Sophie @ Beware Of The Reader

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New Releases

Waiting On Wednesday: Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller

Waiting On Wednesday was a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each Wednesday you got to highlight a book that you were really looking forward to. Unfortunately, the original creator is no longer able to host the meme and it has now linked up with Can’t Wait Wednesday over at Wishful Endings.

This week I’ve chosen: Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller

Ruin of Stars
As Opal, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and most importantly the ability to hunt the lords who killed their family. But Sal has to figure out who the culprits are before putting them down. Which means trying to ignore the fact that Elise is being kept a virtual prisoner, and that the queen may have ulterior motives.

And the tales coming out of north are baffling. Talk of dark spirits, missing children, and magic abound. As Sal heads north toward their ruined homeland and the lords who destroyed everything, they learn secrets and truths that can’t be ignored.

Expected publication: August 7th, 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire

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Read Along

It’s a Parasolverse Read-Along

Good Day, All!

Okay so who is up for a read-along?  I am going to host a Gail Carriger Parasolverse read-along.  What is the Parasolverse you may be wondering? Well, let me tell you it is my favorite fictional place to live. The Parasolverse is a steampunk world with comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance. If you want to look into this more please see Gail’s website.

So how is this going to work?

We will read one book a month and post a review on the last Thursday of every month. If you do not have a blog and you want to join in no worries you can post your review on Goodreads, Bookbub, or amazon.   We will be reading these in chronological order, not publication order. I reached out to Gail on Twitter and she confirmed the list below.  At the End/Beginning of each month, I will post the next book and the dates, so no worries you will not have to remember them.  However, for those planners among us below will be a full schedule. I am sending this out now to see how many people want to join in! Even though these are all in one world there are three different series, so if you want to jump in at a certain point or jump out that is fine too!

How to join in?

Anyone who wants to join in just Comment below, or reach out on Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram or through my contacts page. I would like to have a list of everyone that wants to join in so that when I send out the post for each month everyone we can add links to each other’s posts.

I created a Goodreads group if you are interested in joining in there and talking back and forth about the books as you read them.

The Curious Case (if you are a completionist and want to read everything this is a novella 36 pages no review required I am doing this in July)

Etiquette & Espionage
Start Date:
August 1, 2018
Post Review: August 30, 2018

Curtsies & Conspiracies
Start Date: September 1, 2018
Post Review: September 27, 2018

Waistcoats & Weaponry
Start Date:
October 1, 2018
Post Review: October 25 ,2018

Manners & Mutiny
Start Date:
November 1, 2018
Post Review: November 29, 2018

Poison or Protect
Start Date:
December 1, 2018
Post Review: December 27, 2018

Soulless
Start Date:
January 1, 2019
Post Review: 
January 31, 2019

Changeless
Start Date: February 1, 2019
Post Review: 
February 28, 2019

Blameless
Start Date: March 1, 2019
Post Review: 
March 28, 2019

Heartless
Start Date: April 1, 2019
Post Review: 
April 25, 2019

Timeless
Start Date: May 1, 2019
Post Review: 
May 30, 2019

Romancing the Inventor
Start Date: June 1, 2019
Post Review: 
June 27, 2019

Prudence
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Post Review: 
June 25, 2019

Imprudence
Start Date: August 1, 2019
Post Review: 
August 29, 2019

Romancing the Werewolf
Start Date: September 1, 2019
Post Review: 
September 26, 2019

Competence
Start Date: October 1, 2019
Post Review: 
October 31, 2019

How to Marry A Werewolf
Start Date: November 1, 2019
Post Review: 
November 28, 2019

Reticence
Start Date: December 1, 2019
Post Review: 
December 26, 2019

Marine Biology
Start Date: January 1, 2020
Post Review: 
January 30, 2020

The Sumage Solution
Start Date: February 1, 2020
Post Review: 
February 27, 2020

The Omega Objection
Start Date: March 1, 2020
Post Review: 
March 26, 2020

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Memes

Top 5 Tuesday – Series I want to finish in 2018

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the Bionic Book Worm.  This weeks topic is a free week, so I chose the 5 series that I want to finish this year.

 

The Tudor Witch Trilogy by Victoria Lamb
Witchstruck (Read)
Witchfall
Witchrise

 

The Grishaverse Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo 
Shadow and Bone (Read)
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising

 

The Falconer Series by Elizabeth May
The Falconer (read and need to re-read to continue)
The Vanishing Throne
The Fallen Kingdom

 

Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes
Falling Kingdoms (Read)
Rebel Spring (Read)
Gathering Darkness (Read)
Frozen Tides (Read)
Crystal Storm
Immortal Reign

 

Flame in the Mist Duology by Renee Ahdieh
Flame in the Mist
Smoke in the Sun

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