Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Final Chance for Entry into Featured Author of the Month

Hello everyone! Today is your final chance to get an entry into The Featured Author of the Month. The author for this month is the one and only Jaz Primo author of Sunrise at Sunset and A Bloody London Sunset.

Did you know that Jaz has a blog? Well he does and it is quiet entertaining. To get an entry and a chance to win a signed copy of BOTH books head on over to his blog: http://primovampires.blogspot.com/ head on over to Book Reader Addicts on Facebook (. Now I know there have been some issues with commenting on blogger lately, so to finish getting an entry after going to his blog head on over to Book Reader Addicts on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Book-Reader-Addicts/111740428882269) and comment under the post announcing this blog with one thing you read/learned from Jaz's blog.

One other way to get an entry is to like Jaz's fan page and leave a kind, wonderful comment. (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sunset-Vampire-Series/223514840998333)

The winner will be announced sometime tomorrow. Happy Reading!

“We vampires are focused and tend to shape our own realities.” My name is Katrina Rawlings, and I am a vampire. I declare that with neither pride nor ego. I am simply nature’s most dangerous predator. On occasion, it’s a very valuable quality. It helped me protect Caleb Taylor one day when he was very young. But that single, traumatic day is behind him now; wiped from his memory, or so I hope.
Caleb has finally matured into a rather striking young man, and believe me, I like what I see. I’ll readily admit that there are issues for us to confront and overcome, though a sense of mutual commitment  isn’t one of them. I’m feeling hopeful for our future together, in fact. But an adversary from my past has returned to haunt me, and she’s trying to get back at me through Caleb. That was her first...and last...mistake. I’ll protect my Caleb at all costs, and I’ll make her regret the day she was born.
So, I suppose that I’m not just a vampire. I’m about to become someone’s worst nightmare!

 The eagerly anticipated sequel to Sunrise at Sunset has finally arrived!
Katrina Rawlings is a vampire who has finally rediscovered happiness for the first time in centuries. But unwanted complications erupt with a vengeance. Decisions of necessity combined with dark memories from a forgotten past threaten her relationship with the love of her life.  When a sacrifice must be made, can she endure her decision?
Caleb Taylor's life is finally back on track. He has rebounded from a near mortal injury, both physically and emotionally.  Yet, his reality is shaken by the suggestion of a betrayal of trust from the woman he loves.  Can the power of love overcome the power of a lie?
Paige Turner is a century old vampire who fearlessly revels in a simple existence pursuing blood, dancing, and sex. Simple needs, and all met in the same manner: hot, fast, and without regrets. But a spontaneous visit leads to heartfelt sacrifice, and unexpected complications strike fear to the core of her soul. Will she survive the revelations?
In the exciting second novel in the Sunset Vampire Series, a trust is betrayed, bonds of friendship are strained, relationships may end, and a tenuous neutrality among the world's vampire population is threatened. With stakes so high, some will not survive A Bloody London Sunset!

Embody Release Party Winner!

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us to celebrate the release of Embody. Also, thank you to all of the other book pages that joined.Today is the official release of Embody by Jamie Magee the sequel to Insight. Like I said before these books are great! Insight was my favorite YA book of 2010 and Embody is my favorite of 2011 so far. I love to dive into these books and lose myself in different dimensions and true love.

In part of celebrating the release Jamie was kind enough to also do a giveaway. Up for grabs is an e-book of Insight and Embody, swag, and the first three pages of Image, the third book in the series. The winner is...

RHONDA HELTON!

I have sent her an email. If I don't hear from her in 48 hours I will pick a new winner. If you are still interested in getting Insight and Embody below I have listed where you can find it and for how much. They are both very affordable! 

 Some say that dreams are the doorway to the soul. Willow Haywood is no stranger to that doorway. Each night she shares a blissful, silent dream with a stunning blue-eyed boy. With each new moon she is haunted by a painful nightmare shared with a different boy, who’s always hidden by the shadows.
In her waking hours she must battle her sixth sense. The one that allows her to feel others emotions as if they were her own. This insight is exhausting and frustrating causing her to draw inward, only trusting her family and few close friends. Oddly, this sense also attracts ghostly images that seem to appear out of nowhere. With a touch, they take her to wherever they may be, allowing her to change their emotion. This alone would cause most to go insane, but Willow filters her aggression by painting, capturing the emotion she changed.
One August night a nightmare came days after the new moon. In this dream the shadowed boy marked her wrist with star, leaving her father no choice but to share a family secret that would tie all of the odd attributes of Willow’s life together. Now, she has no choice but to outrun the fate that is closing in around her.
In an attempt to lure her, the shadowed figure captures her closest friends. In order to save them, she must weave through broken myths, half truths, and the undeniable power of the Zodiac. With each step she takes Willow comes to realize that she has lived before, her path is one that she chose, and this trial is simply the beginning.


You can find the E-book on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and www.smashwords.com for .99 cents!
You can find the paperback at www.lulu.com for $11.67!

Not many Scorpio's are known for their patience, and Willow Haywood is no different. Her only desire is to love Landen Chambers and redeem the lost souls of Esterious, but the path to that desire is long, dark and dangerous...
Before Willow's life had a chance to balance the sudden revelations and grief she had to endure to get to Chara a disturbing discovery is made. A photo, one that shows Willow blissfully embracing the flawless image of Drake Blakeshire; giving her not only proof that she had lived before, but that she had loved him.
Running away from the memory of Drake's hypnotizing touch, and the prophecy set before her seemed like the logical thing to do. That is, until a dark dream reignites her passion to save the hopeless dimension of Esterious. Willow struggles to find patience - to learn everything she needs to know before she faces Drake again, but her eagerness is dangerous and one step in the wrong direction takes everything and everyone away from her - the only way to survive this trial is for Willow to remember who she is and what she really wants out of this life.


You can find the E-book on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and www.smashwords.com for $4.99!

You can find the paperback at www.lulu.com for $13.50!


What are you still doing here?!?!? Go get theses affordable books and dive in! You will not regret it!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Guest Blog Spotlight with Jamie Magee


Welcome to the second day of Embody's release party! Today Jamie Magee has been kind enough to stop by and tell you about here experience and feelings about writing Insight and now Embody. Take it away Jamie!

  It is the small, almost insignificant moments – the ones we do without a thought or reason that often bring forth a wave of change in our lives. I never imagined that a thoughtless New Year’s resolution or opening a blank word document would lead me here today. As I write these words a smile is across my face and gratitude for all that my life has brought me is beaming from my soul.

I will never forget 1/1/09 - the first the day of New Year, the last year in decade and turning point in my life. I never expected that day would bring so many amazing characters, readers, authors and new found friends into my life – and now I live in a constant state of expectancy – I’ve learned to expect the unexpected because I have no idea where this series or my career will lead me – I just know that I plan to enjoy every smile and tear it may bring my way.

I cannot tell you how mind blowing it is for me to be releasing the second book in the Insight Series, Embody. The first flash – the vague image I had of Willow Haywood was almost painful. I remember feeling so sorry for her – heartbroken that she was where she was at that point in her life. I could only see Landen through her eyes at that moment and his urgency to reach her was alarming. I mulled over this image of a green eye girl in countless day dreams. I had to understand who she was – what her name was and what brought her to the moment I was seeing. Not knowing any of this I just began to write. I’ve said before I began Insight with “It was a warm day in Franklin” at that moment I had no idea that Chara existed – that Esterious existed – that the string was a breathtaking passage connecting all of humanity. All of the answers seem to rush at me at me at once and one by one the characters of the Insight series began to emerge and whisper their perception into my thoughts.

When I finished Insight I realized that the moment I’d seen had not come. It was an awkward moment in my life. One thought would tell me that I’d wasted three months of my life writing a story that would never be read – the next would tell me that this was simply the beginning. As I let my friends read Insight I found the moments I’d carved out to write in my life were empty – after successfully organizing every closet and drawer in my house my restlessness became too much for me to handle. Before I had the verdict from my friends on my story I began to write again. This time I didn’t start at the beginning like I had with Insight. I finally wrote the scene that I’d first seen in my mind’s eye. At first it felt like I was writing a book outside of the series but then Willow showed me how she reached that point. I’d written what is chapter 12 in Embody all the way to end before I had any feedback on Insight, at that point it didn’t matter if anyone else was in love with Willow and Landen – I was!

Undoubtedly through the life of Willow Haywood I have felt every emotion that the human soul can perceive. I cannot wait to share not only this story, but each one I have seen past this point with each of you. Thank you so much for experiencing this adventure with me!


 Some say that dreams are the doorway to the soul. Willow Haywood is no stranger to that doorway. Each night she shares a blissful, silent dream with a stunning blue-eyed boy. With each new moon she is haunted by a painful nightmare shared with a different boy, who’s always hidden by the shadows.
In her waking hours she must battle her sixth sense. The one that allows her to feel others emotions as if they were her own. This insight is exhausting and frustrating causing her to draw inward, only trusting her family and few close friends. Oddly, this sense also attracts ghostly images that seem to appear out of nowhere. With a touch, they take her to wherever they may be, allowing her to change their emotion. This alone would cause most to go insane, but Willow filters her aggression by painting, capturing the emotion she changed.
One August night a nightmare came days after the new moon. In this dream the shadowed boy marked her wrist with star, leaving her father no choice but to share a family secret that would tie all of the odd attributes of Willow’s life together. Now, she has no choice but to outrun the fate that is closing in around her.
In an attempt to lure her, the shadowed figure captures her closest friends. In order to save them, she must weave through broken myths, half truths, and the undeniable power of the Zodiac. With each step she takes Willow comes to realize that she has lived before, her path is one that she chose, and this trial is simply the beginning.


You can find Insight at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/30711, http://www.amazon.com/Insight-ebook/dp/B003YDXL06/ref=sr_1_cc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294586959&sr=1-1-catcorr, and http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Insight/Jamie-Magee/e/2940011146220/?itm=1&USRI=insight+jamie+magee for .99 cents for ebook. You can also purchase it in paperback.

Not many Scorpio's are known for their patience, and Willow Haywood is no different. Her only desire is to love Landen Chambers and redeem the lost souls of Esterious, but the path to that desire is long, dark and dangerous...
Before Willow's life had a chance to balance the sudden revelations and grief she had to endure to get to Chara a disturbing discovery is made. A photo, one that shows Willow blissfully embracing the flawless image of Drake Blakeshire; giving her not only proof that she had lived before, but that she had loved him.
Running away from the memory of Drake's hypnotizing touch, and the prophecy set before her seemed like the logical thing to do. That is, until a dark dream reignites her passion to save the hopeless dimension of Esterious. Willow struggles to find patience - to learn everything she needs to know before she faces Drake again, but her eagerness is dangerous and one step in the wrong direction takes everything and everyone away from her - the only way to survive this trial is for Willow to remember who she is and what she really wants out of this life.


Right now the ebook can be found early for $4.99 on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Embody-Paranormal-Romance-Insight-ebook/dp/B005342GR8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=books&qid=1306629607&sr=1-1


One last thing! Jamie has a surprise for you! Tell them Jamie!

I know we all love release dates and SWAG – so for Embody’s release each page involved in the interview will have a swag bag – complete with an ebook version of Insight and Embody and the first 3 pages of Image! Good luck everyone and happy reading!

For more chances to win visit all of the pages that were involved. Links are below:
Best Books: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Best-books/188630521175193
Bookies: http://www.facebook.com/Bookiesfan
Love Fantasy Novels: http://www.facebook.com/LoveFantasySciFiNovels
Taking it One Book at a Time: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Taking-it-One-Book-at-a-Time/145528772158838
My Home Away From Home: http://www.facebook.com/MHAFH
YA Books: http://www.facebook.com/pages/YA-Books/304399204427
Book Lover 1989: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Book-Lover-1989/184355894932867
Peace, Love, Teen Fiction: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Peace-Love-Teen-Fiction/113906138666107
All Things Books: http://www.facebook.com/allthingsbooks
Bookaholics book club: http://www.facebook.com/BookaholicsBkCl

To enter fill out the form below. Winner will be announced this Tuesday the 31st.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Embody Release Party

The party is not over yet! We are going to continue my birthday celebration with celebrating the release of Embody by Jamie Magee. It is the sequel to Insight (my favorite YA book of 2010). To get the party going Book Reader Addicts and 10 other book pages on Facebook have come together to celebrate the release. Jamie has been kind enough to take time out to do an interview with all of us. And on with the show!

Hi Jamie! Welcome to the mad house of book pages! Thank you for taking time out of you busy life to answer some (or a lot) of our questions.

Hi everyone! This is absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to answer each of these questions. I’ve always loved how FB brings together not only friends and family, but leads us to new found friends that we would have never known otherwise!

Best Books: How did you get the idea for Insight?

I honestly feel like Insight found me. I had a craving for a unique love story that held paranormal elements that I have always found fascinating. In the beginning I only saw Willow ~ she in turn told me her story.

Peace, Love, Teen Fiction: How much research did you do for your book? Was it hard or did you enjoy it?

I completely enjoyed the research I did. The string theory is something that is truly studied – the element of alternate dimensions is just one of the many aspects the theory suggests. The ideas behind this theory are extremely fascinating and can cause anyone’s imagination to run wild. Looking into the Zodiac was almost like a personal awaking. I admit that I have barely begun to grasp the oldest science in the world, but I can’t help but find it odd how certain personality aspects are often reflected in our birth charts.

All Things Books: While writing do you require silence and to be left to your own devices or do you prefer it to be on the louder side with people around?

Silence is not really a word in my vocabulary J Even if I write in the dead of night while my family is sleeping I have my headphones in and music blaring!

Taking it One Book at a Time: Which character gave you the most trouble when writing? (i.e. changed appearances, personalities, turned into an asshole, lol)

I have to say Drake. Every good book has a villain - the one that everyone is meant to hate, but I couldn’t hate him. As Drake developed throughout the series it easy to see why I had the emotion from the very beginning. This character is very charismatic, gorgeous, and powerful – but he also has a different side that he will slowly reveal. I will tell you this – I’m glad I do not have to make the decisions that Willow Haywood does!

My Home Away From Home: Describe your book in 5 words or less.

This is such a hard question because I’m so bashful – umm lets go with this:  An addicting, compelling love-story.( at least I can say this is my goal description!)

Love Fantasy Novels: If you could be one character from your books who would you be?

I love them all, but I want to say Willow simply because the private moments between her, Landen, and Drake are the ones that seem to drive the story forward. If I were any other character I would deeply miss the emotions and insight the three of these characters bring.
Book Lover 1989: If you could write a novel with another author who would you choose and why?

J.K Rowling – I simply love her in-depth imagination.
Bookies: Was it difficult to come up with a title for your book?

In a way it was. I had called it ‘Gifted’ from the moment I began to write it, but after walking through the aisles of my local book store I discovered that title had been taken. I toyed with the idea of “Eight beyond the Sun and Moon” and countless others. I knew I wanted a one word title ( I don’t know why. I guess I was looking for simplicity) I went back and forth with my friends and family for weeks toward the publication day. One night I came home and handed my husband a list of possible titles. The expression on his face led me to believe he was not found of any of them. At that very moment the IPOD changed songs and now playing was “It ends to Tonight” by the All American Rejects. The last time I had heard that song was the night I’d written the ‘fight’ between Willow and Landen in Insight. As the course began to play my children began to sing along “Just a little Insight will make this right” my husband and I looked at each other and both said ‘Insight” at the same time. I’ve always found eerie that when you truly seek and answer you are always – even if by chance - led to the answer.

Bookaholics: How easy was it to write Embody after your experience with Insight?

I have often referred to Insight as my ‘first child’ in the realm of writing. Every part of it was a learning experience. As I wrote Insight I had to discover who each of the characters were – the world they lived in. Understanding who they were made it easier to express their emotions and reactions as the story of Embody came to life. Embody and the stories beyond the first two were far easier to master.

YA Books: If you become leader of the world, what would be the first thing that you'd do with your power?

Enforce the saying ‘pay it forward’ – is one of many steps I would take!

Book Reader Addicts: I know you have said before that with each book you are going to go more indepth with different characters. Do you have an order and how did you choose that order?

I have no order in mind lol. The main story through book four ( I’m at the mercy of the rest of the stories) focuses around three main characters Willow, Landen, and Drake. Their circumstances do bring other characters into focus and allow the reader to discover them.

Just before I begin writing any story and sometimes along the way I will write down random ideas I have – it could be anything from a phrase or a description. At the end I always look back – and invariable discover that the path the story took was not what I had in mind in the beginning. It is hard to say who will come forth in the future but I look forward to discovering them with each of you.


Best books: How do you feel when you’re writing?

Alive! It is the one thing I could do all day everyday and not expect anything in return. I love the rush of emotions – I’m sure it is quiet comical to watch me write – you will see everything from laughter to sadness– shocked expressions and anger. I’ve even been caught clapping.
Peace, Love, Teen Fiction: What is it like being a published author?

To this day I have not been able to fathom the idea. In my mind I’m simply sharing my words with a large group of friends!

All Things Books: Who is your dream cast should Insight ever be made into a movie?

I’ve been asked this before and I have yet to come up with an answer. I would hope that if this day came that the cast would be full of people who just needed one chance – that it would be their perfect ‘break’ and we would all indulge in the new found talent.
Taking it One Book at a Time: Who's the one author that can completely & utterly make you forget the outside world?

J.K Rowling – I love love love her imagination.

My Home Away From Home: What is one question that you have always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?

Ummm….what’s my favorite color???? – Purple

Love Fantasy Novels: If you could have dinner with one famous person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I could go really deep here and reach back and say Nostrdamus – my purpose in this dinner would be to understand what he was ‘seeing’ when he made his prophecies – to apply them to modern life and debate the path of humanity.

Or- I could just be real and say Ben Burnley – I love this musician. His lyrics have inspired scene after scene in my series – I would want to know what inspired him to write them in the first place, and of course – thank him!

Book Lover 1989: What are you top 5 favorite books/series of books?

Hard List to come up with….
Redeeming love – Francine Rivers
Charlotte’s Web – EB White (we all have to start somewhere!)
The Notebook/ Wedding - Nicholas Sparks
Harry Potter Series – J.K Rowling
Romeo & Juliet – William Shakespeare

Bookaholics: Do you write to a soundtrack and if so,what music was your inspiration whilst writing Embody?

Oh how I love music! Sometimes songs inspire writing and others simply remind me of the story. The Embody playlist I have now is:
My Never – Blue October
The Diary of Jane – Breaking Benjamin
Dear Agony – Breaking Benjamin
Point #1 - Chevelle
Bring Me to Life –Evanescence
Cold – Evans Blue
Eclipsed – Evans Blue
A Cross and a Girl Named Blessed – Evans Blue
Fair Fight – The Fray
Everything Will Be Alright – The Killers
Possibility – Lykke Li
Breathe Into Me - Red
All around Me - Fly Leaf

YA Books: If you were a superhero, what would be your superpower, what would your name be, and would you be a goodie or the baddie?

Scorpion – power: emotions – I would be good (Wait – I feel like I know someone like this?!) Sorry… I tried to be unique – but as my daughter would say ‘I got nothin’ lol

Book Reader Addicts: Since I have already read Embody I have to know….when is the third book coming out? (No, rush or anything. LOL)

I was so excited about the first reviews of Embody that I sent ‘Image’ to the editor the first week of May – I do not have a date set – but I can tell you it will be THIS year 

Jamie, again thank you so much. I can not wait to read more from you. Before we end this is there anything else you would like to tell you readers?

I want to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to share this daydream with me – it means more than I could ever express in words!

If you haven’t read Insight yet I have one question for you. What are you waiting for? Go get in now. If you have read it then go pick up Embody.

 Some say that dreams are the doorway to the soul. Willow Haywood is no stranger to that doorway. Each night she shares a blissful, silent dream with a stunning blue-eyed boy. With each new moon she is haunted by a painful nightmare shared with a different boy, who’s always hidden by the shadows.
In her waking hours she must battle her sixth sense. The one that allows her to feel others emotions as if they were her own. This insight is exhausting and frustrating causing her to draw inward, only trusting her family and few close friends. Oddly, this sense also attracts ghostly images that seem to appear out of nowhere. With a touch, they take her to wherever they may be, allowing her to change their emotion. This alone would cause most to go insane, but Willow filters her aggression by painting, capturing the emotion she changed.
One August night a nightmare came days after the new moon. In this dream the shadowed boy marked her wrist with star, leaving her father no choice but to share a family secret that would tie all of the odd attributes of Willow’s life together. Now, she has no choice but to outrun the fate that is closing in around her.
In an attempt to lure her, the shadowed figure captures her closest friends. In order to save them, she must weave through broken myths, half truths, and the undeniable power of the Zodiac. With each step she takes Willow comes to realize that she has lived before, her path is one that she chose, and this trial is simply the beginning.


You can find Insight at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/30711, http://www.amazon.com/Insight-ebook/dp/B003YDXL06/ref=sr_1_cc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294586959&sr=1-1-catcorr, and http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Insight/Jamie-Magee/e/2940011146220/?itm=1&USRI=insight+jamie+magee for .99 cents for ebook. You can also purchase it in paperback.


Not many Scorpio's are known for their patience, and Willow Haywood is no different. Her only desire is to love Landen Chambers and redeem the lost souls of Esterious, but the path to that desire is long, dark and dangerous...
Before Willow's life had a chance to balance the sudden revelations and grief she had to endure to get to Chara a disturbing discovery is made. A photo, one that shows Willow blissfully embracing the flawless image of Drake Blakeshire; giving her not only proof that she had lived before, but that she had loved him.
Running away from the memory of Drake's hypnotizing touch, and the prophecy set before her seemed like the logical thing to do. That is, until a dark dream reignites her passion to save the hopeless dimension of Esterious. Willow struggles to find patience - to learn everything she needs to know before she faces Drake again, but her eagerness is dangerous and one step in the wrong direction takes everything and everyone away from her - the only way to survive this trial is for Willow to remember who she is and what she really wants out of this life.


Right now the ebook can be found early for $4.99 on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Embody-Paranormal-Romance-Insight-ebook/dp/B005342GR8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=books&qid=1306629607&sr=1-1
One last thing! Jamie has a surprise for you! Tell them Jamie!

I know we all love release dates and SWAG – so for Embody’s release each page involved in the interview will have a swag bag – complete with an ebook version of Insight and Embody and the first 3 pages of Image! Good luck everyone and happy reading!

For more chances to win visit all of the pages that were involved. Links are below:
Best Books: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Best-books/188630521175193
Bookies: http://www.facebook.com/Bookiesfan
Love Fantasy Novels: http://www.facebook.com/LoveFantasySciFiNovels
Taking it One Book at a Time: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Taking-it-One-Book-at-a-Time/145528772158838
My Home Away From Home: http://www.facebook.com/MHAFH
YA Books: http://www.facebook.com/pages/YA-Books/304399204427
Book Lover 1989: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Book-Lover-1989/184355894932867
Peace, Love, Teen Fiction: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Peace-Love-Teen-Fiction/113906138666107
All Things Books: http://www.facebook.com/allthingsbooks
Bookaholics book club: http://www.facebook.com/BookaholicsBkCl

To enter fill out the form below. Winner will be announced this Tuesday the 31st.

Happy Birthday To Me!!!



Today I am celebrating my birthday and to celebrate I am giving a prezzie away!! A couple of weeks ago I asked you to send me a photo, poem, or song with a birthday theme. I got some great stuff sent to me. This past week you guys voted on your favorite one and the winner is...
ALICE PRIDAY!!
Email me at bookreaderaddict@hotmail.com subject "birthday" with your mailing info and choose YA or Adult.

But wait there is more! One of our wonderful members, Taneesha C. Freidus, has donated a copy of We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han and it will be going to the second place winner...
DAWN DOYLE!!
Email me at bookreaderaddict@hotmail.com subject "birthday" with your mailing info.

Congrats and thank you for making this birthday so great!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Indie Author Bash Schedule




This will all start on June 1st!

Day 1: 
(signed) Pulse of Heroes by A Jacob Sweeny (paperback) 
Bobblehead Dad: 25 Life Lessons I Forgot I Knew (ebook)
(signed) The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos (paperback) (have a review)
Day2:
Hollywood Swinging by Chicki Brown (ebook)
An ARC of God's Eye by AJ Scudiere
Day 3:
A New Prospect by Wayne Zurl (e-book or paperback)
Open Wounds by Joseph Lunievicz (PDF file)
Day 4:
The Crimson Eyed Dragon by D.M. Trink (e-book)
Bloodspell by Amalia Howard (ebook) (do review)
Slieght by Jennifer Sommersby (ebook) (do review)
Day 5:
Laney by Joann Martin Sowles (ebook) (have review)
In The Belly of Jonah and Lot's Return to Sodom by Sandra Brannan (ebooks) (do review) 
Day 6:
(signed) Clarity by Jenna Kay (swag) (paperback)
Anathema by Megg Jensen (ebook)
Day 7:
(signed)  3 sets of Sunrise at Sunset and A Bloody London Sunset by Jaz Primo (paperback) (have review)
Bloody Little Secrets by Karl Kirkpatrick (ebook)
An ebook by Sara Thacker
Day 8:
Into The Shadows by Karly Kirkpatrick (ebook)
Dares and Dreams by B.K. Walker (ebook) (do review)
Day 9:
Immortyl Kisses by B.K. Walker (ebook) (do review)
The Soulkeepers by by G.P. Ching (ebook)
Day 10:
Cop Appeal and Copping To It by Ava Meyers (ebooks)
Death Upon Me by B.K. Walker (ebook) (do review)
An ebook by Sara York
Day 11:
Insight and Embody by Jamie Magee (have review)
A Vampire's Salvation by Virna DePaul (ebook)
(signed) Change of Heart by Shari Maurer (do review)
Day 12:
This Magic Moment by Virna DePaul (ebook)
Pray by John Prescott
Day 13:
Let it Bleed by S.L. Schmitz (ebook)
My Blood Runs Blue by Stacey Eaton (paperback)
(signed) Turned,Loved, and Betrayed by Morgan Rice
Day 14:
Ethereal by Addison Moore (ebook)
Dream Smashers by Angela Carlie (ebook)
Day 15:
3 copies (signed) of Scars by Cheryl Rainfield (have review)
Dancing with Fate by Hywela Lyn (ebook)
Day 16:
Replay by Keira Lea (ebook)
(signed)  Betrayed by Ednah Walters (and swag)(paperback)
(signed) Eternal Seduction and Eternal Hearts by Jennifer Turner (paperback)
Day 17:
(signed) Slow Burn by Ednah Walters (and swag)(paperback)
Ice Moon by Kristy Quinn (ebook) (do review)
Day 18:
3 copies of the ALMOST HUMAN 3-in-1 by Melanie Nowak  (paperback or ebook)
Star in the middle by Carol Millward (do review)
Day 19:
The Light of Asteria by Elizabeth Isaacs (ebook)
Promise and Purpose by Kristie Cook (ebooks) (have review)
Looking For Trouble by Erin Kern (ebook) (do review)
Day 20:
Spartan Heart Part one by Kristine Cheney (pdf file) (do review)
A Chance For Charity by S.L. Baum (ebook)
Day 21:
The Miracle Inspector by Helen Smith (ebook)
Reader's choice by Alisha Paige (depending on what book you choose it could be ebook or paperback)
Day 22:
Romance Novel by P.J. Jones (ebook) (do review)
The Merry Go Round by Donna Fasano (ebook)
Intrinsical by Lani Woodland (do review)
Day 23:
Taking Love In Stride by Donna Fasano (ebook)
Rising Shadow and Merger by Jackie Wheeler (paperback or ebook)
Day 24:
Mountain Laurel by Donna Clayton (ebook)
Dead People by Edie Ramer (e-book)
Mystery Times Ten Anthology (e-book or paperback)
Day 25:
Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens (paperback)
(signed) Hope In Patience by Beth Fehlbaum (paperback)
2 Demons and Other Inconveniences by Dan Dillard (ebook)
Day 26:
(signed) Sliding on The Edge by C. Lee McKenzie (paperback)
A Season of Eden by Jennifer Laurens (paperback)
Between by Cyndi Teffet
Day 27:
Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens (paperback)
(signed) The Princess of Las Pulgas by C. lee McKenzie (paperback)
Ladybird by Abra Ebner
Day 28:
The Last Track by Sam Hilliard (paperback) (do review)
Through the Night and tshirt by Lynette E. Theisen (hardcover) (do review)
2 What Tangled Webs by Dan Dillard (ebook)
Day 29:
Unwritten Rules by M.A. Stacie
(signed) Saved By the Music by Selene Castrovilla (hardcover) (do review)
The Caretakers by Adrian Chamberlin
Day 30:
(signed) The Girl Next Door by Selene Castrovilla (hardcover) (do review)
Legend Of The Oceina Dragon by J.F. Jenkins
2 An Unauthorized Autobiography of Ethan Jacobs by Dan Diliard (ebook)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chance for an Entry into The Featured Author of The Month

Did you know that Jaz Primo has a website? Well, he does! You should go check it out: http://www.jazprimo.com/about.htm. You can find information about him, his books, the characters, get wallpapers, and some of his favorite links.

To get an entry in to The Featured Author of the Month giveaway for a chance to win Sunrise at Sunset and A Bloody London Sunset go to his website, click on About Jaz, then comment below with one fact. Do not comment a duplicate answer so check all of the other answers first.

Happy Reading!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cynthia's Birthday Surprise! Time to Vote!

My birthday is May 29th and to celebrate I decided to give one lucky person a gift. I asked everyone who wanted to enter to send me a poem, song, or picture. It could have been about anything as long as it was a birthday theme. I received some great stuff!


Since it is my birthday I decided not to stress myself out by choosing a winner...so you guys will!!! I made an album on the Facebook page with all the entries (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.173843292671982.42757.111740428882269).

To make it fair I did not add the the people's name to their entries. All you have to do is "Like" your favorite one. I know it will be hard but please try to like only one. So look at all of them before you decide. The one with the most likes will win a special prezzie! No I will not say what the prezzie is...where is the fun in that? :) The winner will be announced on May 29th! Happy Liking!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Onyx Talisman by Brenda Pandos Cover Release

I am so excited that Brenda allowed me to help reveal the Onyx Talisman cover today! I am so excited! I can't wait to read it! Are you ready to see it? It is beautiful!!!


The Onyx Talisman, third and final book in the Talisman trilogy.
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
Tentative Release Date: 11/16/2011
Twitter: @brendapandos
Blog: brendapandos.blogspot.com


**WARNING SPOILERS**
All was perfect in Julia’s life until Nicholas had his vampire blood-lust activated by his mother Alora, her immortal enemy, turning him evil and bent on revenge. Heartbroken and out of choices, Phil and Julia ran away in the middle of the night, with Scarlett on foot, to Orange County to warn and plead Nicholas’ Godfather for help. Once arriving at Harry’s though, the local coven accosted them and they narrowly escaped.
After they returned home, there was a huge showdown between Phil, Nicholas, Scarlett, Alora, Katie and Julia. Alora almost got what she wanted—Julia’s vampire warding talisman—but Preston, Nicholas’ father, and Harry came to the rescue. They escorted Nicholas and Alora back to Beverly Hills, pledging to return Nicholas free from his blood-lust. But all Julia’s received in the past four months is a letter stating Nicholas missed her along with some song lyrics and promise of a quick return. That was a month ago.

Now Julia awaits Nicholas’ return with the Fab Five Coven: Phil and Katie—the sober vampires, Scarlett—the half-vamp/shape-shifter, and Tyler and Julia—the inducted humans. She’s stuck in Scotts Valley with Phil as her self-appointed chaperon and no way to return to Los Angeles to check on Nicholas. Only Scarlett and Julia know her fate ultimately involves the demise of all vampires, possibly including the ones she loves. When the time comes, will she even have a choice?

Find out in the final installment of the bestselling Talisman Series November 16, 2011!

Want to know more? Check out Brenda’s blog at: http://brendapandos.blogspot.com

To see my review for The Emerald Talisman go here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=147307261992252&set=a.114194208636891.15475.111740428882269&type=1

To see my review for The Sapphire Talisman go here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=147363091986669&set=a.114194208636891.15475.111740428882269&type=1

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cynthia's Birthday Suprise

May 29th is my birthday and I know I should be the one receiving gifts but instead I decided to share. No, I can't tell you what the gift is. It's a gift silly. There will only be 1 person that I am sharing with and yes they can be International.

It's time to bring out your creativity and imagination! There are 3 choices to choose from on what to do:

1) Make me a birthday picture.
              It can be a drawing, photo-shop, whatever.

2) Write me a birthday song.

3) Write me a birthday poem.

After choosing one of those 3 get creative. Have fun with it! The only rule is it has to be a birthday theme. :) I know some of you are probably saying but Cynthia I can't draw, photo-shop, or write. It doesn't matter. You never know I may like it.

BUT, I will not be choosing the winner. Why would I do that to myself on my birthday? You will be choosing the winner. He He He. Send your picture, song, poem to me through a message on Facebook (my profile http://www.facebook.com/cynthia.hatfieldgarcia) or email me it at bookreaderaddict@hotmail.com subject "birthday". (If you email it please tell me you facebook name.) by May 20th 11:59 pm (PST). I will then put everything in an album and through out the week you can tell me which one you like. On May 29th I will let you know who I am sharing my birthday with on the blog. :)

HAVE FUN!!!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Entry into Featured Author of the Month

Here is a way for EVERYONE to get an entry into The Featured Author of the Month. All you have to do is comment below telling me if you have read Sunrise at Sunset by Jaz Primo. If you have what did you think? If you haven't why not?

Welcome!

Because of Facebook's new rule of no giveaways/contest I have made this blog solely for giveaways! All other updates will be done on Book Reader Addicts facebook page. Enjoy!