Katie is screw up- but one thing she knows- she doesn’t have a seven year old kid that just shows up one day. Turns out the “gods” (I mean, yeah they are supernatural, but not really gods, I dunno how I’d describe them at most- they are very vampire like also- gods seemed like the best fit) are all playing around with her as she find she is immune to their tricks- while the rest of the world isn’t (leading them to believe her to be a bad mother to a child not hers) Turns out she has an even greater role and soon finds the gods all want her, and one in particular that has been living in hell for over a century will claim her as his mate. Katie was such a great heroine. She is beat around time and time again, yet is still standing and kicking even after Death claims her at the end of the second novel. I enjoyed this tale. The first book was okay and I ended up wanting to know more and they just got better and better with each one.
Book 3 coming along……. and here’s a sneak peak……
So just to update everyone, Book 3 of the blue eyes trilogy, Winning the Legend, is written and going through edits and formatting right now as I type this. I don’t have an official date yet chosen to release the book, but we are aiming for the end of the month (I’d like to get it to you guys as soon as I can, but I want to make sure it gets all the proper editing to make it the best possible book I can get out there). I can’t wait to see how people like the ending and maybe a possible spin off series featuring several of the characters from the third book…..
Here’s a little sneak peak of chapter 6 and one of the new players in the game to win Arianna:
The men were all vying for the empty spots around her now. All Arianna thought of was the childhood game of musical chairs. Everyone walking around chairs, and when the music stopped, you’d have to sit down. Arianna was trying not to giggle, as it was about to turn into a game of who could snag the last three chairs. Arianna had to hold back from humming to herself sensing the men around her. Andrew wasn’t as amused, even though he got the gist of what she was thinking.
‘Do you know how hard it is for me to not jump up and rip the throat out of each and every man here?’ Andrew complained as he stabbed at his own pancakes. Having company at their table wasn’t helping his already bitter mood.
‘Three weeks,’ Arianna pleaded, drinking her orange juice to help ease the giggle that was going to come out if the men kept eyeing the empty chairs at the table.
‘Three weeks of hell,’ Andrew muttered and finally began eating instead of just killing his pancakes. ‘And I’m not the only one thinking that.’ Andrew nodded across the room where Devin watched Arianna’s every move and the men circling around her. Devin was almost as close as Andrew to losing it.
“Any hints of what’s to come?” Rhys asked, trying to start a conversation with Arianna and break her away from her silent conversation with Andrew. Andrew wasn’t in a position of power within the baku clan, so very little was known about him by the other men. The most they deduced was that he was her personal guard.
“Any chance you guys could all just go back to where you came from?” Arianna replied, a bit resentfully. Small talk with any of the competitors was going to be hard to handle, even if they were coming off as friendly.
“Ouch,” Rhys pretended to be offended, though he was not. “That’s a bit harsh.”
“Being treated like an object, and not a human, isn’t?” Arianna didn’t really want to get into debating the issue of the competition with anyone. She had already resolved herself to her fate when she agreed to it to begin with.
“Touché.” Rhys’ retainer leaned over and said something to him to make him stop trying to talk to her. “Can’t blame a man for trying. By the way, princess,” Rhys added toning down his words to a whisper just for her. “I’m not here to win you over, just to make a show for my people that I tried. I have no intentions of making a woman marry me when she doesn’t want me.” Rhys was interrupted as his retainer dragged him off to the corner of the room.
I am participating in a giveaway put together by Wendy Chartier of Literary Management by Chartier. Check out the Rafflecopter to enter- multiple books and swag to win and many ways to enter. E-books of both The Legend of the Blue Eyes and Becoming a Legend are in the prize package. Thanks Wendy for putting this together
Samantha and Charley end up in an unknown world and are going on an adventure to find her mother. This was an adventure jumping from one adventure to the next. It is a pirate tale in an unknown world. I found the read enjoyable and think even teens as young 12 or 13 would love this book- I know I would have at that age- but then again, I always wanted to try out a pirate ship (until I grew up to dislike boats!!)
Ahh- a King Arthur tale….. just the description had me. I have been a King Arthur fan since I was about ten. And there is something about the tales of King Arthur- you can read everyones own take and it is still fun. I have found recently that rewriting fairytale has become common, but even then, you know how they all end and I find them a bit hard to read. But something about King Arthur always draws me back in. This story actually takes place after Arthur’s fated battle where he was mortally wounded. It was a fun new take. And Titch was a great heroine and just how any modern day woman should be if they were thrown back in time- ready to learn how to kick-butt, not be the damsel in distress. It was a fun read and I see that the other has several more already in the series. If you are a King Arthur fan- go give it a try.
The description of this book got me when it was free. It sounded creepy but I figured I’d give it a try. It actually wasn’t as creepy as it was a tale of a post-apocolyital world. The US reverted back to wild west standards and we followed the main character as she tried to rescue and keep her family safe- with the major catch being that she was female in a world were no females were being born naturally.
Golden Blood, Black Blood, Pure Blood by Melissa Pearl
This was a great time travel series. Gemma is able to travel in time just like her family (mom, dad, brother, and sister) supposedly they use their power for good to save people along the way that need to be saved. They only make little ripples in time to do so, but Gemma is completely fooled into her way of life to realize that there is a lot more going on. As the series progresses Gemma has to realize the truth- which was very hard for her to accept. This was quite the adventure: time travel, finding love, loosing love, family deception, finding love again. I would say my favorite part was how it ended and came full circle. Some people are just meant to be together.
Returning to a tale where you know the characters is always great. Vincent is gone and Kate is trying to rescue him. My kind of hero- don’t wait for the guy to save you. Action packed like the previous books- it kept moving quickly throughout. I kind of guessed the champion during a previous book and was correct when they finally figured it out. With people who die and reanimate it was no surprise to get the happily ever after ending to such a fun tale.
I don’t really read steam punk and this book was along those lines, so it took me a little bit to get into it. You need to step outside your norm some times! I’m glad I kept going as it was a fun read. I liked all the characters and guessed who the keeper of the keys was early on (there wasn’t much mystery for me as there were only three left to choose from- so you have a 1 in 3 chance to just guess it). This book was an adventure with a mystery. Helen has no clue about her future, yet had to use it to help her survive. The brothers had to help as they knew more about what they were, but at the same time it was Helen that knew enough to discover how to win.
Hello Everyone- I am currently on tour with Book Monster Promotions for my book The Legend of the Blue Eyes. Along with the tour, the book is on sale from July 7th-July 13th for 99cents. Stop on by the stops and visits all the wonderful blogs. While there don’t forget to enter to win paperback versions of the first and second books in the Blue Eyes series. The third book should be out in august, so still a little wait…..
7/09 (interview)- You Gotta Read Reviews
7/11 (character introduction)- Reading Between the Wines
7/12 (guest post)- Paranormal Book Club
7/13 (spotlight)- Sassy Book Lovers
7/13 (spotlight)- Literal Hotties Naught Book Reviews
7/14 (top ten)- Book Monster Reviews
7/15 (interview)- Cocktails and Books
7/15 (guest post)- Moonlights Gleam’s Bookshelf
7/16- (review) Buffy’s Ramblings
7/17- Page Flipperz
7/18- (spotlight) FUONLYKNEW
7/19- (character interviews) Night Owl Reviews
7/20- (character interview) Froggarita’s Bookcase
7/21- Penny For Them
Weeks Reads: Dragonfly Prophecy by Jacquelyn Castle
I was just as lost as Lexi at the beginning and was wondering did she hear voices in her head, something paranormal or what. We soon got an answer and then more issues to resolve. Poor Lexi was stuck between two worlds. I was rooting for her to stay with her Aunt and Chase. Her parents had each other but her aunt only had her. And William- she just described him as too perfect. I never like the perfect male love interests. I like the more real ones like Chase (though even he was a bit unbelievable in power and status- at least he didn’t come off that way to Lexi). This book was packed with action and mystery and bit of romance thrown in. Great combo and good read!
I didn’t connected with the main character in the first chapter (which typically makes me stop as my nook normally has 75-100 books on it at one time) but I decided to keep reading and was not disappointed. Once Kate finally meets Arden the action just picks up and keeps you wanting to read more. The story is far from complete as Kate only gets pieces here and there as she finds her new place in the world- her real place in the world. It just leaves you wanting to know more…..
To celebrate the release of the second book of The Blue Eyes Trilogy ”Becoming a Legend”, I am giving away a paperback of “The Legend of the Blue Eyes” and a pendant necklace of the Celtic knot that appears in the book. This giveaway is for fans in the US only. All you have to do is enter below in the rafflecopter entry form. Thank you so much for the support, kind words, and of course the reviews. I hope everyone likes the second book as much as the first
Prize: One signed paperback book of The Legend of the Blue Eyes along with a pewter celtic knot pendant necklace.
For the most part I have always been disappointed when they make books into movies. I actually didn’t read Harry Potter until I saw the movie and maybe that is better. See the movie first and then read the book. If you read the book first, you have ideas and characters in your own minds and nothing Hollywood can do will live up to it. Also there is always the CG affects that take away from the story- not done the best because most of what I read is fantasy and not realistically possible.
I have seen all the Harry Potter movies and thought they did a good job of portraying the books (even if I did read a review that complained they were too close to the book?? Isn’t that why you make a movie from a book??!!) We tried watching the Hunger Games and didn’t even finish it. It was so much slower pace that I felt the book was. I saw the Twilight movies after reading the books- I found the books okay but did not like the movies. Something’s are just better in my imagination than in CG: werewolves being one of them. The Golden Compass was okay as a movie but still much better as a book. I’ve seen two different movie versions of the Chronicles of Narnia and they will never live up to my childhood imagination. Maybe the secret is see the movie before reading the book. I saw the Lord of the Rings before reading it, and liked the movie. Same with Harry Potter, it made me go want to read all the books of the series.
I will try and try again to see movies based on books and am looking forward to Divergent. A few more I’ve read this past year I think would make good movies and the big books I imagine will happen eventually, but will they live up to my imagination…… guess I’ll have to wait and see.