Monday, August 1, 2011

August Featured Author of the Month: Tera Lynn Childs

Welcome to August's Featured Author of The Month
Featuring Tera Lynn Childs
This month we will be featuring Tera Lynn Childs, author of Forgive my Fins series, Oh. My. Gods. Series, City Chicks series, and her new series (I am impatiently waiting for) Medusa Girls Series (first book is Sweet Venom coming out in September)! I will ask random questions through out the month about the author and her books for you to earn entries. At the end of the month I will use Random.org to choose a winner for a prize by/from the author.

This month's prize is a signed copy of Forgive my Fins and bookmarks. Awesome right!

Here is your first chance to get an entry. All you have to is “Like” Tera Lynn Childs’ author page (http://www.facebook.com/authortlc?sk=wall) and comment telling her why you would like to read her books. Don’t forget to mention Book Reader Addicts.

Check out Tera’s books below:

Lydia Vanderwalk has an obsession with candy, so when she invents an NEB--non-existent boyfriend--who turns out to be the male hire-a-date equivalent of a jumbo box of Hot Tamales she knows she’s in trouble. Lydia has worked hard to have the right job, the right wardrobe, and the right everything else, in the quest for the appearance of perfection. Fed up by conversation #3,524—not that she’s counting—about long-since-exed fiancé Gavin, Lydia goes to drastic measures to change the subject. When she needs her NEB for a golden career opportunity, she enlists a talent agent friend’s help to produce perfect date Phelps. He was supposed to be pure eye candy, but there’s more going on beneath the surface than Red Hots looks and Pop Rocks spontaneity. Throw in a banking wunderkind ex-fiancé, a trio of cutthroat couture-climbers, and a designer of questionable orientation and origin, and Lydia soon learns that what you see is often much less than what you get when it comes to people and not everything in life can be solved by a Jolly Rancher and a trip to Ann Taylor.

Southern bell turned city girl shop owner, Bethany Lange knows a thing or two about gay men. She's dated five of them.On top of her failed romantic life, she's trying to keep her SoHo boutique ahead of the creditors and on top of the trends. When an old friend offers her a consulting job on a new gay makeover show, she snatches up the golden opportunity faster than you can say, "Never wear stripes with paisley."Color her déjà blue when one of the cast members turns out to be her latest ex. Well, she doesn't believe for a second that he's gay. He's a lying louse and she's going to prove it, even if she has to stalk him to get the proof.In the meantime, she's battling a growing attraction to the show's kitchen god, Chris, despite knowing beforehand that he's gay. He's sweet, sexy, and funny. The perfect guy. And things only gets worse when he joins in on the stalking. Long, late nights in the cramped quarters of her car are not exactly fostering emotional distance.As the stalking and her attraction to Chris escalate, can Bethany prove to herself, once and for all, that she's not the closet cleaner she fears she's become? Can she stop falling for unavailable guys and find one that's a lifetime keeper? Only time-and stalking-will tell.

If Phoebe Castro can keep her grades up and have another stellar cross-country season, her dream of attending USC with her best friends is only a track scholarship away. She’s made all her plans, so it’s a complete shock when her mom announces she’s marrying a mysterious stranger and moving them half-way around the world—to Greece.Phoebe’s stuck on a secret island in the Aegean attending the super-exclusive Academy, where her new stepfather is the headmaster and the kids are anything but your average students—they are descendants of the Greek gods, super powers included. That’s right, Greek gods are no myth! If Phoebe thought high school was hard, she knows this is going to be mortal misery.Securing that scholarship seems like Phoebe’s only ticket out of Greece, but training and maintaining her grades will be grueling, even without a sabotaging stepsister from Hades and a gorgeous guy—what a god!—who just might be her Achilles heel. One thing is for sure—summoning the will to win and find her place among the gods could be Phoebe’s toughest course yet.The Greek gods get a makeover in this romantic odyssey of mythic proportion.

Phoebe recently discovered she’s a descendent of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe), and now she's finding out that supernatural powers come with a crazy learning curve. Her new stepfather, headmaster of the Academy for descendants of Greek gods, has enrolled her in Dynamotheos Development Camp—aka Goddess Boot Camp—with a bunch of ten-year-olds for the summer. Embarrassing as that is, hopefully it’ll help her get control of her powers in time to pass the test of the gods, continue training hard enough to qualify for the Pythian Games (the only sporting event bigger than the Olympics), and enjoy her godly boyfriend, Griffin, all while avoiding getting smoted for accidental misuse of powers!It’s another fast-paced myth-inspired heroine’s quest that’s sure to bring out the goddess in anyone.





Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it's not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you're a normal teenage girl, but when you're half human, half mermaid, like Lily, there's no such thing as a simple crush.Lily's mermaid identity is a secret that can't get out, since she's not just any mermaid—she's a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn't feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she's been living on land and going to Seaview High School ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems—like her obnoxious biker-boy neighbor, Quince Fletcher—but it has that one major perk: Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren't really the casual dating type—the instant they "bond," it's for life.When Lily's attempt to win Brody's love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily ever after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

On Lily Sanderson’s eighteenth birthday she’ll become just a girl—still a mergirl, true, but signing the renunciation will ink Princess Waterlily of Thalassinia out of existence. That leaves plain old Lily living on land, dating the boy she loves, and trying to master this being-human thing once and for all.Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer bond or not, she’s almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, the waves start to get rough. Lily’s father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin to stay with her on land. What did Doe do to get herself exiled from Thalassinia and stuck in terraped form, when everyone knows how much she hates humans? And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily’s former crush, Brody?The seafoam on the raging surf comes when a merboy from Lily’s past shows up—Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There’s a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her own dreams?

Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they're triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned by myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.
Coming out September 6th.

6 comments:

  1. I "liked" the fb page :) I've been wanting to read the fins series.

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  2. I also Liked her fb page. She has some amazing covers on her books=)

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  3. Done and done. I soooo need to read them. They've been collecting virtual dust in my Wishlist on Amazon lol. Good luck everyone =D

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  4. Hi Lovley !!! Ive had this on my tb bought pile for a while now !! Would love to read it !! Popped over to the fb page I already followed but left a little love note telling Tera why Id love to read her book.. One day would love to see it as a movie my little one oloves H2 O the mermaid series !! it would be fab !! Love the cover and the book sounds fantastic !!

    kat

    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

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  5. PUUUUUUUUUUUURRR IT SOUNDS SO GOOD, AND I SO NEED A GOOD BOOK!


    lindarb49@hotmail.com

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