Friday, August 30, 2013

Book Promo: Rogue Tour and Giveaway

 



Hey hey Croak fans! Welcome to my blog tour / photo hunt / Roguestravaganza!

From now until ROGUE's release on September 10th, each stop on the tour will reveal an image that represents a chapter in the book - could refer to setting, plot, an important object, mood, or whatever other diabolical visualizations with which I feel like tormenting my dear readers. Each image also contains a hidden letter...though really, they're not that well hidden. (If you have eyes, you should be able to spot them.) Collect the letters every day, and at the end of the tour I'll hold a contest, the winner of which will receive signed and annotated copies of the complete trilogy. (For a complete description of the contest, tour schedule, and links to the stops you might have missed, check out the blog tour page on my website.)

This photo is for Chapter 14. I will let the image do the talking.

 

Thanks for having me! Good luck everyone!



Ok guys what do you think this image means? 

Seems pretty ominous to me. I like the shiny tile and it goes with the dark/gothic theme of the book. I'm pretty stumped by the image but maybe you guys have an idea of what it means. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book Promo: An Exciting New Adult Paranormal Thriller: Empath (Flawed #1) Book Release and Giveaway

Hey there dear novelists and readers!

I want to introduce you guys to a great author! Her name is Becca Campbell! I met her when I was participating in the Junowrimo (which is basically Nanowrimo in June) who turned out to be one of the founders of Junowrimo! I had the awesome opportunity to word sprint with her on multiple occasions and she's great! She's very encouraging, upbeat, and a great person all around.

Today's the release of her latest book called Empath so share the love! I've been lucky enough to given an ARC of Empath so I plan on posting my review on it soon so keep an eye out for it! :D

Oh yeah, don't forget to enter the giveaway down below. Tons of great prizes to be won! :D

Friday, August 16, 2013

Book Review: Half Upon a Time



Life’s no fairy tale for Jack. After all, his father's been missing ever since that incident with the beanstalk and the giant, and his grandfather keeps pushing him to get out and find a princess to rescue. Who'd want to rescue a snobby, entitled princess anyway? Especially one that falls out of the sky wearing a shirt that says "Punk Princess," and still denies she's royalty.

In fact, May doesn't even believe in magic. Yeah, what's that about? May does need help though--a huntsman is chasing her, her grandmother has been kidnapped, and Jack thinks it’s all because of the Wicked Queen . . . mostly because May’s grandmother might just be the long-lost Snow White.

Jack and May's thrillingly hilarious adventure combines all the classic stories—fractured as a broken magic mirror—into the first of an epic new series of novels for the ages.


(Summary from Goodreads.com)
No Spoilers

I think this was fairly well written for a middle grade book. I enjoyed it as an adult and could imagine myself loving it as a middle schooler. I think this book was targeted a bit more for boys in terms of adventure but I as a female I'm sure open minded young girls will enjoy this story as well. The reason I say this is because the book is told solely from Jack's point of view.

The characters were often funny and I found myself laughing out loud several times. I liked Jack a lot, he had a lot of moments where he's funny and fails but he takes it in stride. It's funny because he's not extremely motivated and tends to do things because others push him or he's thrown into it. I was wary of May as the female protagonist but I grew to like her well enough. She didn't really get on my nerves too much which is always a good thing. XD Phillip, I feel could have been developed a little more. He's the standard stereotype of a prince but I can imagine that he'll grow more in the next book which I'm excited to get my hands on.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Book Promo: The Stone Kingdom (Book Two of The Wilderhark Tales) Cover Reveal

Guys, guys, guys! You know that I already reviewed and loved "The Swan Prince" by Danielle E. Shipley, right? Well the same wonderful author allowed me to help promote her new book, "The Stone Kingdom" which is the second book in the Wilderhark Tales. Needless to say I'm stoked to see where she's going to take this tale. Here's one of the first glimpses of the lovely cover! Don't you just love it?! I sure do! Let me know what you think about it? Better yet, let Shipley know what you think! Go comment on her blog post!

Not sure what the story is about? Read a little about it below the cover. If you want a more in depth review? Look no further! The awesome author lent me a ARC so I will be posting a review on it soon so keep an eye out for it! Don't forget to follow my blog for new updates and follow Shipley's blog for the latest information on her books!

Don't forget to buy the book on September 20th, 2013 if you loved the first one!

The lovely cover!


Love and prince,
Both true, wed rose of white in realm of stone;
For blood begins,
But naught can be put right by blood alone.”

One thoughtless act is all it takes to bring the curse threatened
on Rosalba’s christening day to pass. Now the princess must combine
her desperate determination with the service of benevolent tailor Edgwyn Wyle
to find the second half of the key to her kingdom’s restoration.

The Stone Kingdom
Book Two of The Wilderhark Tales
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