Monday, October 27, 2014

In a perfect world...

In a perfect world, everyone would get along. Love would outweigh hate and discrimination wouldn’t exist. Sadly this isn’t the case. Our blog hasn’t been as active as it was in the first year of joining our mutual love for books and sharing with the community we love so much, for a number of reasons. Life is a major reason and explanation enough.

Recently there was a post about an author stalking a blogger for a negative review. Normally I wouldn’t say anything about it because it doesn’t concern me directly. But in a way I guess it does. Christina and I started this blog to share our love of reading with other individuals. To promote authors that touched our hearts and share their stories with everyone we could reach. When I decided to embark on the journey of becoming an author, I had no expectations. If I sold one copy of a book I wrote, I considered myself a success. So speaking from both perspectives…IT'S NEVER OKAY TO BULLY.

I remember the first review I received with a few negative comments. Did it hurt? You bet, but did I try to make the person who left the review worry about his or her safety? No. Some things should be common sense. The reason behind reviews is to voice your opinion on the book your reading. Not every book you read or write will appease the masses. We are individuals for a reason.

Now I’ve read about a blogger blackout taking place. In my opinion I feel like everything is escalating to a point that eventually authors are going to have to take a stand as well. What happens when authors decided it’s not worth handing out ARC copies of their books to blogs? Let’s be honest, some blogs are in it for the free books and when they receive copies of the books, a post isn’t always guaranteed. Maybe I’m shooting myself in the foot by saying this but without each other, neither of us would be here.

Our relationship is symbiotic. We thrive off each other. Authors write to tell their stories and hand out free copies so we can read. In return we write reviews, we tweet, and facebook our love of said book to new people. The new people in turn buy the book, supporting the author and continuing on the cycle.

The point of this post is to say we all need each other. There shouldn’t have to be lines drawn. Indie authors, traditional authors, and bloggers. Love is louder and we should all support each other. We all have the same love of reading, writing, and getting lost in a world away from our reality. That’s what we all need to remember. It’s not okay for anyone to bully another person. Bloggers are people. Authors are people. We are ALL people and we all deserve to be treated with respect.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Between the Stars and Sky Blog Tour

BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY is a vivid contemporary novel from Young Adult author David James.  Lyrical and romantic, BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY is a heart-stopping, contemporary read for fans of Maggie Stiefvater and David Levithan. 

SYNOPSIS: "In the small, lakeside town of Huntington, the Firelight Festival marks the end of summer. A time to laugh, to live, to love. And for Jackson Grant, it is a chance to begin again. 

 But there is a darker side to the Firelight Festival, a deadly tradition known as the Firelight Fall. A secret game. A legendary lie. A test of bravery. Those who fall risk everything, and Jackson is on the edge. Until he meets a girl who pushes him over. 

 For Jackson, falling for Sarah Blake might be as dangerous as jumping in the Firelight Fall. As summer burns away, Jackson and Sarah ignite an unstoppable love game. For her, his heart is on fire. And soon, Sarah shows him life, saves him from loss, and opens his heart to an infinite and wild love found between the stars and sky."

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What makes a book amazing? Is it the way its written or how much we can relate to the characters? Each of us would say something different on what rates high on our preference of books, but I think we would all agree on one thing… the way it makes us feel. Am I right? In honesty there’s no right or wrong answer. That’s the beauty we all share in our love of reading. There’s something for each one of us. I feel in love with the way David James writes in his debut novel, Light of the Moon, but I have to say Between the Stars and Sky tops any book I’ve read this year.

“Life is our guide. Our delusion. Life is everything. And it is nothing.”

David James has this way of making you read between the lines of what he’s saying. It’s almost a riddle that you’re dying to figure out and when you do, it’s a mind blowing, life altering addiction. The feels in this book are hauntingly beautiful. It’s an emotional journey of self-discovery of a boy becoming a man and all the events that change his life.
It’s a story of love.
It’s a story of loss.
It’s a story of not giving.
It’s raw.
It’s sad.
It’s beautiful.

“Maybe we are all something we’re not until we find someone who knows who we are.”

I smiled. I laughed. I cried. I want to meet Jackson, hug him, and never let him go. David James has a way of touching my heart and making me hope for something. To dream for more like the love that he writes about. So I leave you with a quote from this book and a very strong GO BUY THIS BOOK NOW and let it change everything you think you know about love.

“And love, simply, cannot be defined or defied by anything or anyone: it happens when it happens, always for a reason.”

If a one word review were okay I would just tell you, Between the Stars and Sky is BEAUTIFUL , 
and to go buy it! But I want to gush about David James’ new book just a bit more than that. 
This book takes you through the emotions of loss, Jackson’s dealing with it, finding who HE 
is and then finding love. I was BLOWN, BLOWN away at the emotions that I felt in this book. 
Yes there are books that make you cry in parts and laugh in parts, but Between the Stars and 
Sky is different. David James takes you through every emotion possible! I was gutted by parts 
and left with a sweet smile at the end. To me Jackson is not like any other male character you 
read. He feels deeply and David writes his words so poetically that you find yourself saying, “Is 
there someone out there like Jackson?”. If there was they need hug!!! I love LOVED this book. 
It was so different than David James’ Light of the Moon series. It is also a very refreshing love 
and loss story. I say you should go get it now. Don’t wait. Just get it and fall in LOVE with the 
words David James puts to the pages of Between the Stars and Sky.


David James writes books about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, LIGHT OF THE MOON, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer duet, as well as the companion novellas, THE WITCH'S CURSE and THE WARRIOR’S CODE. A Legend of the Dreamer anthology, SHADES OF THE STARS, was released July 2013, and includes the exclusive novella, THE ENCHANTER'S FIRE. The final book in the duet, SHADOW OF THE SUN, will be released in 2015. Living in Michigan, he is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. David enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights. Visit David’s blog at and facebook at to learn more about his novels.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dirty Blood Boxed Set Sale!!

“Heather Hildenbrand is one of my favorite YA paranormal authors. Her Dirty Blood series is a must-read!” -Ella James, author of the Stained series






I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock… And that was the moment he showed up.

Now, all I can do is accept the truths that are staring me in the face. One, Werewolves do exist. And two, I was born to kill them.


Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected.

For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they're kicking your butt in the process.

At least I've got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De'Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he's destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn't going to like that idea. So between Miles, Wood Point's evil welcoming committee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up here?


If I had to choose one word to sum up all of my problems, this would be it.
Without hybrids, I wouldn’t have to watch my best friend slowly becoming a monster. Without hybrids, I could let go of the mentality “hunt or be hunted.” CHAS wouldn’t be scouring the Earth, intent on slaughtering and using Alex to do it. Without hybrids, I wouldn’t have to be on guard that losing my temper meant losing my shape. There would be no monster inside me, struggling to get out.

Then again, without hybrids, I wouldn’t have Wesley St. John.


That’s how many hybrids survived the Hunter attack in the woods after I revived them with an injection of my blood. That’s how many followed me home to Frederick Falls. And that’s how many were now mentally linked to me through a blood bond.

Two days. Three valium. Fourteen hours of sleep.
That’s what it took to realize I wasn’t losing my mind as a result of the noise in my own head.

That’s how many days have passed since I almost killed Alex. That’s how many days I’ve sat by his bedside, waiting for him to wake up. To ease the guilt, to understand his betrayal, to remember the exact shade of brown in his eyes.

That’s my chances of skating by with Gordon Steppe and the Hunter Council. They want me for questioning. I’m afraid what’ll happen if I give them answers.



Author of Imitation, Whisper, and the Dirty Blood series. I write, read, and fuss at my kids. Oh, and I do laundry, lots of laundry. I'm pretty good at it, too. Sometimes I even read WHILE doing laundry—and fussing at my kids. I'm a multi-tasker.

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