Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Of Neptune by Anna Banks
Emma and Galen's kingdom and their love is threatened by long-lost Syrena in the brilliant conclusion to Anna Banks bestselling trilogy.
Emma, half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love, Galen, need time together alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small town called Neptune.
Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half-Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn't sign up to be peacemakers between the ocean and the land-dwelling, freshwater Syrena.
They didn't bargain for meeting a charming Half-Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. And they especially didn't expect to find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love but their ocean kingdoms.
In this stunning conclusion to her bestselling Syrena Legacy, Anna Banks thrills fans with more action and romance than ever.
Of Neptune is the latest book in the Syrena Legacy and is due to hit stores tomorrow.
Here are this months books:
- Briar Rose - Jana Oliva
- Pixie Dust - Laura Lee
- Freak of Nature - Julia Crane
- Dark Realms - Kristen Middleton
- Summoned - Rainy Kaye
- The Good Sister #2 - Leanne Davis
- Set Me Free - Jennifer Collin
- Aphrodite's Kiss - Julie Kenner
- Entwined: Jane in the Jungle - Collette Gale
- Bet in the Dark - Rachel Higginson
- Angels of the Knight - Valerie Zambito
- The Frog Prince - Jenni Jones
- Rocky Mountain Oasis - Lynnette Bonner
- Evolution - Kelly Carrero
- Till Death and Beyond - Lyn C. Johanson
- When Girlfriends Step Up - Savannah Page
- The Becoming - Jessica Meigs
- Stolen Breaths - Pamela Sparkman
Saturday, April 26, 2014
This is the second book I have read about Zombies this year and I decided to read this one as the last zombie book I read was a good book.
After Life Lessons is about Emily who has been hiding out for shelter with her young son because their world has been taken over by zombies who are not like your normal zombies, they are fast and they will attack anything or anyone that gets in their way.
Emily made it out of New York by travelling through storm drains to a gas station, where her son soon becomes sick with a fever, but luckily for them a car pulls into the gas station, in the car is an army medic named Aaron.
Aaron has been living in a van with plenty of supplies from the army base and he stays on the move as not to get caught by the zombies and helping people when he can, he meets Emily while trying to get supplies from the gas station she is hiding in, Emily is armed and is desperately in need of someone to help her sick son and she pleads for him to help and when he see's how sick Emily's son is he agrees to help them.
After Life Lessons is well written and I cannot wait to read book two so I can find out what happens next.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
This weeks book is...
After the End by Amy Plum
She’s searching for answers to her past. They’re hunting her to save their future.
World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They've survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there.
At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life.
When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie.
Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she's trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.
This is the first book in Amy's new series and will be in stores on May 6th
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
This weeks book is...
The One by Kiera Cass
The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.
America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.
From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers' hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey...
Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned.
The One is due to be released on May 6th
Thursday, April 10, 2014
I had the pleasure to be able to interview Jessica Brody in 2012 about her novels. Now two years later I am interviewing Jessica again to get the gossip on her Unremembered trilogy, the Fidelity Files movie and what she has coming up this year.
1) First off any news on the Fidelity Files movie last I heard it had been optioned for film?
YES! I’m super excited! Some very talented and savvy producers from Australia optioned it and are currently working on developing the movie. No new updates yet. But I’m very excited to announce that the UNREMEMBERED trilogy was also optioned for film! By the producers of Vampire Academy, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, and Slumdog Millionaire! WOOT! They’re currently working on finding a writer to write the script.
2) When you are reading what is your favourite part to read?
I love beginnings and I love endings. Those are also my favorite parts to write! I love seeing how other authors introduce their stories and characters and world and how they wrap everything up.
3) When writing who are your target audience?
My target audience first and foremost is me. If I’m not bored out of my mind with what I’m writing, then hopefully no one else will be. If I can make myself laugh and cry and gasp in surprise, then I know I’m on the right track. After that, I don’t really have a target audience. I just want people to enjoy the stories I’m telling. Whether you’re a girl, guy, teen, adult, parent, grandparent. I’ve even tried to read the books aloud to my dogs. Although I will say, they are not my target audience.
4) What do you think people search for in your books?
I hope they search for entertainment first and foremost. I do always have some kind of positive message or theme in each of my books but my first goal is always to entertain and keep you hooked. If I’ve done that, anything else you get out of it is just an awesome bonus!
5) Do you use your own experiences to write your books?
It’s hard not to! I definitely put my own experiences in my books. Although now that I’m writing my ninth novel, I’m starting to run out. I better get out of my writing cave and start having some new experiences so I have something to write about!
6) When naming your characters do you look at the meaning of the names first?
Not always. I usually search for the right “sounding” name. I always know immediately whether a name is working or not, just by how it looks on the page. Then I look it up to make sure it doesn’t mean something awful like “One who barfs.”
7) How and what research did you do for the Unremembered trilogy?
I did a TON of research for this trilogy! Much more than I’m used to doing for my contemporaries. For book 1, Unremembered, I did a lot of research on gene manipulation, memory manipulation, and synthetic biology. For books 2 and 3, I did a lot of research on futuristic technology and what our society will look like in 100 years.
9) Unremembered is the first series you have written, did you enjoy writing it or do you prefer writing novels?
I love writing standalone novels but the series was a fun challenge since I’d never written one before. Now that I’m done, I can say, I’m very proud of it. But it was really difficult. I’m ready to write another standalone again. Something contemporary. After that, who knows! Maybe I’ll get the itch to write a series again!
8) What’s next for Sera and Zen now that you have finished writing the Unremembered trilogy
is it really over?
SOB! It’s really over! I just finished writing book 3, UNCHANGED, which will be out in February 2015 in the US and UK. I’m very happy with the way it ended. It was the ending I had planned all along. I am also planning to write another eBook novella that will come out before book 3. So I can look forward to revisiting Sera and Zen once more before I have to say goodbye forever!
But then we can look forward to the film!
10) Other than the release of Undiscovered and Unforgotten what can fans look forward to in
I don’t have much else planned for 2014. But 2015 will be the year of UNCHANGED! I can’t wait for you all to read the ending to this trilogy! I hope you like it!
I would just like to thank Jessica for taking the time out from her busy schedule to do another interview for my blog much appreciated.
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
This weeks wishlist book is:
The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa
Vengeance will be hers.
Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster? With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.
Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions - her creator Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost - the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie.
In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, her triumph will be short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.
THE FINAL HUNT IS ON.
The Forever Song is due to hit UK stores on May 2nd
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
In The Shadows by Kiersten White
From the remarkable imagination of acclaimed artist Jim Di Bartolo and the exquisite pen of bestselling author Kiersten White comes a spellbinding story of love, mystery, and dark conspiracy, told in an alternating narrative of words and pictures.
Cora and Minnie are sisters living in a small, stifling town where strange and mysterious things occur. Their mother runs the local boarding house. Their father is gone. The woman up the hill may or may not be a witch.
Thomas and Charles are brothers who’ve been exiled to the boarding house so Thomas can tame his ways and Charles can fight an illness that is killing him with increasing speed. Their family history is one of sorrow and guilt. They think they can escape from it . . . but they can’t.
In The Shadows is due to be released on April 29th