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October 8, 2012

Finished a Book!


I forgot to mention that I blogged a few weeks ago at Bad Redhead Media about tips for using StumbleUpon in your marketing. 

My column at The Indie Exchange posted today. It's about writing reviews - if my niece can do anyone can!

The Bunny's Review is hosting a fundraiser for the House Rabbit Society. All you need to do is make a donation to HRS and then you get to choose an ebook as a thank you gift. For more info, check out Books for Bunnies.

My fellow blogger, Library Girl, has a great interview with author Terri Clark and a giveaway of Hollyweird.

Award winning children's author Karen Pokras Toz kicks off her Millicent Marie Tour with a Twitter Party! Chat live with Karen at 10 am, 11am and noon EST and then again at 10 pm, 11 pm, and midnight EST on Thursday, Oct. 11. Use the hashtag #MillicentMarie. *author has paid for a publicity package from GWR Publicity.


Paperback copy of The Recruit by Monica McCarty
Complete Harry Potter series on Blu-ray
Have It Your Way $200
$100 Paypal Cash
Keurig Vue V700

This week I was Girl Who Does Everything But Read. I'm just glad I was able to finish my library book before it was due back today.


Centuries have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace...and fear. A terrible secret was closely guarded for centuries: every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity.

Nine years have gone by since an unlikely hero named Rom Sebastian first discovered a secret and consumed an ancient potion of blood to bring himself back to life in Forbidden. Surviving against impossible odds, Rom has gathered a secret faction of followers who have also taken the blood-the first Mortals in a world that is dead.

But The Order has raised an elite army to hunt and crush the living. Division and betrayal threaten to destroy the Mortals from within. The final surviving hope for humanity teeters on the brink of annihilation and no one knows the path to survival.

On the heels of Forbidden comes MORTAL, the second novel in The Books of Mortals saga penned by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee. Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare take the journey.

The Books of Mortals are three novels, each of which stands on its own, yet all are seamlessly woven into one epic thriller. From
 Read my review of Book 1. Find Mortal at Goodreads, IndieBound, and Amazon.


As Grace recovers from tragedy, her science class is chosen by Agent Sweeney at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to help with research on the new "Red Wolf Reintroduction Program".

While she’s excited about helping with the conservation of the endangered wolves, Grace knows this means being outdoors in the worst winter recorded, in a place she no longer feels comfortable. It also means working closely with Wyn (her ex) and his annoying girlfriend (Skyler), a girl whose idea of getting close to nature is picking silk plants and growing fake plants.

After a couple of wolves show up dead, Grace almost quits. However, when a fellow project team member goes missing, Grace continues the assignment under a renewed suspicion that someone might be sabotaging the conservation program. She quietly begins to hunt for clues.

Little does she know, she is being hunted too. From
 Reads my review of Book 1. Find Uncontrollable at Goodreads and Amazon.

Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy, the brash cop from Tana French’s bestselling Faithful Place, plays by the book and plays hard. That’s what’s made him the Murder squad’s top detective—and that’s what puts the biggest case of the year into his hands.

On one of the half-built, half-abandoned "luxury" developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children are dead. His wife, Jenny, is in intensive care.

At first, Scorcher and his rookie partner, Richie, think it’s going to be an easy solve. But too many small things can’t be explained. The half dozen baby monitors, their cameras pointing at holes smashed in the Spains’ walls. The files erased from the Spains’ computer. The story Jenny told her sister about a shadowy intruder who was slipping past all the locks.

And Broken Harbor holds memories for Scorcher. Seeing the case on the news sends his sister Dina off the rails again, and she’s resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family one summer at Broken Harbor, back when they were children. From

Find Broken Harbor at Goodreads, IndieBound, and Amazon.


Let me tell you all I know for sure. "My name. Shauna."

I woke up in a hospital bed missing six months of my memory. In the room was my loving boyfriend-how could I have forgotten him?-my uncle and my abusive stepmother. Everyone blames me for the tragic car accident that left me near death and my dear brother brain damaged. But what they say can't be true-can it?

I believe the medicine is doing strange things to my memory. I'm unsure who I can trust and who I should run from. And I'm starting to remember things I've never known. Things not about me. I think I'm going crazy.

"And even worse, I think they want to kill me."

But who? And for what? Is dying for the truth really better than living with a lie? From
 Find Kiss at Goodreads, IndieBound, and Amazon.

Mailbox Finds:

My niece received a couple of books to review for her Kid Who Reads column.

11-year-old Maya Papaya has a couple of problems. Not only does she have a name like a deranged fruit salad and a four-foot tail with a mind of its own…but her tail is a big secret, so she has to wear these itchy tail pants and can’t have sleepovers or go swimming with the other kids. She still lives a fairly normal life with her guardian, Mr. Norbert...until Mr. Norbert’s computer tells her she’s not really a little girl at all, but something it calls a ‘humanimal.’ Before Maya can determine what that means, a knock on the door puts events in motion that send Maya all the way across the world, without even Mr. Norbert to protect her. After a long voyage to India, Maya discovers the truth about where she’s from, and realizes that she’s not the only child who’s been created with a few extra abilities… From
Find Maya Papaya at Goodreads, IndieBound and Amazon.

The Indians and the Crackedskulls are locked in the turmoil of war. Neiko--a warrior with the glistening title of "the Chosen One"--finds herself facing a collection of enemies. Her archenemies, Raven and Bloodhawk, have come up with a scheme to destroy her reputation with the help of a phony Indian chieftain.

However, during the unfolding of their plan, Neiko finds out that a land she thought she had only imagined is actually real--and more terrifying than she ever imagined. It turns out that Ramses--the arch-villain of her collection--has sinister plans of his own for Neiko, whom he eventually traps in Qari.

Neiko must find her way back home and turn the tables on her enemies, but what she finds out during her travels in Qari will change her entire existence for all eternity. From
Find Neiko's Five Land Adventure at Goodreads, IndieBound, and Amazon.

So what are YOU reading this week?


  1. I haven't read any of these, but I'm curious about Tana French and Ted Dekker books.

    Maya Papaya sounds cute....



  2. There are several books on here that are going to be added to my TBR list. I'm specifically interested in Forbidden and Mortal, but there are a few more that grabbed my attention. :)

  3. I like Ted Dekker. I tend to like to listen to his books rather than read them though. Have a good reading week.

  4. Uncontrollable looks good -- but, gee, couldn't they come up with a better title?

    Have a good reading week!

  5. Some awesome reads this week!

    If you'd like to stop by, Here's what I'm reading this week.


  6. My husband loves Ted Dekker. I've read Kiss, but I haven't read Mortal. Have you read a lot of his books?