08 June 2012

Review: What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor

Title: What I Didn't Say
Author: Keary Taylor
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pub. Date: April 30, 2012
Acquired: Netgalley
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Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat.

His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He's been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it's too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.

When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he'll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn't limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she'll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she'll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn't say before, even if he can't actually say it.

07 June 2012

The Orphan, The Soulcatcher, and the Black Blizzard Blog Tour

Author Kimberlee Ann Bastian has stopped by my blog today with an excerpt for her blog tour. Check it out!

Most of his life, Charlie Reese has been surrounded by a loving family and all the comforts of home. But when a house fire claims them, he and his cousin, Jimmy are sent to an orphanage in the heart of ‘Depression Era’ Chicago. A year later, Charlie’s life is shaken by yet another tragedy and with it comes the mysterious introduction of a secretive runaway, named Bartholomew. As Charlie begins to discover more about his new companion, he unknowingly becomes a participant in a two-hundred year old secret. Come the morning of the Black Blizzard, Charlie finds he must make a choice - flee the destiny laden at his feet or take on his responsibility and follow a path full of supernatural wonders.

06 June 2012

Waiting On Wednesday[9]: Leif (Existence #2.5) by Abbi Glines

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Leif (Existence #2.5)
Author: Abbi Glines
Publication Date: July 3, 2012
"She was mine. I owned her soul…until Death stole her heart."

Why Am I Waiting?
If you read Existence and Predestined in the Existence trilogy then you know why I don't need a HUGE description to draw me in and have me be all over this book.

While I am EAGERLY awaiting Ceaseless, I can't help but get SUPER excited over a book from Leif's point of view. To say that he was a complicated character is an understatement. I can't wait to get into the mind of the "man" Pagan spurned.

05 June 2012

Who Loves Indie Authors?!?!?!?

So, who LOVES Indie authors?!?! THIS girl, that's who!!!
And, if YOU do, too, why don't you head on over right NOW to The Indelibles blog and sign up to be a part of the Indie-pendance Day Blog Tour! It starts July 2nd and goes through the 5th. And, it doesn't require anything crazy to participate!
Here's what you have to do:
~PICK A BOOK: Pick an indie (self-published or small press) book that you either HAVE READ AND LOVED or WANT TO READ.
(I won't lie--this will be the HARDEST part! Who can pick just one?!)

~WRITE A POST: On INDIEpendence day (July 2nd), write a post about that book. It can be a review, an interview with the author, or simply a post highlighting the book. In your post, be sure to include: 1) HOW you found out about the book and 2) WHY you liked it (or WHY you want to read it). Make it easy for people to sample your indie author by providing buy links as well.
(Not too difficult, right?)

~DO A GIVEAWAY (optional): You can give away swag, or a copy of the indie book you're highlighting, or don't do a giveaway at all - it's up to you!

IMPORTANT: you may NOT highlight your own novel or one of the Indelible's novels (this is a Pay It Forward event!) We think all Indelibles books are high quality and deserving of celebration, but we can do that some other time.

~GO TO GOODREADS (optional): Add the Indie book or books you're featuring to our ever-growing INDIEpendence Day List.

Sounds like fun! I hope you'll join us! If you DO decide to participate, make sure you go here and sign up with the Link tool.