Saturday, June 29, 2013

Review: SHUDDER by Samantha Durante

It's only been three days, and already everything is different.

Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa's life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she'd counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her comfortable university life is but a distant memory, as she faces the prospect of surviving a bleak winter on the meager remains of a ravaged world. And if she'd thought she'd tasted fear upon seeing a ghost, she was wrong; now she's discovering new depths of terror while being hunted by a deadly virus and a terrifying pack of superhuman creatures thirsting for blood.
And then there are the visions.

The memory-altering "stitch" unlocked something in Alessa's mind, and now she can't shake the constant flood of alien feelings ransacking her emotions. Haunting memories of an old flame are driving a deep and painful rift into her once-secure relationship. And a series of staggering revelations about the treacherous Engineers - and the bone-chilling deceit shrouding her world's sorry history - will soon leave Alessa reeling...

The second installment in the electrifying Stitch Trilogy, Shudder follows Samantha Durante's shocking and innovative debut with a heart-pounding, paranormal-dusted dystopian adventure sure to keep the pages turning.

When I read Samantha Durante’s debut novel, Stitch, I was blown away. Samantha had so skillfully woven a punch to the gut into her story that I didn’t even see it coming.

“Punch to the gut?” you ask. “Did the book physically attack you?”
I nod, not really sure how to explain it without giving away spoilers. “Kind of. It was more of an assault to the mind that felt like a punch to the gut.”
“How does that work?” you ask me, scratching your head.
Placing my hands on your shoulders, I shove you out the door, not sure why you are in my house. “Look, that’s something you’re going to have to discover yourself. Stitch is only 99 cents on Amazon. Buy yourself a copy and prepare to have your mind blown.”

Like I said, Stitch was like a punch to the gut. The sequel, Shudder, was the reader recovering from that punch, internally bleeding a little (I’ll get to that part later), and slowly trying to piece together where the punch came from.

What I really loved about Shudder was the different POVs that were in the story. Since we were seeing the story through the eyes of different characters, it really helped us have a better understanding of Paragon and what was taking place there while Alessa and Isaac were on their mission.

There was some steaminess, there was action, there was great world-building, there was a little bit of supernatural mystery happening again which surprised me, and there were a lot of twists that had my head spinning. There was a little bit of everything without it going overboard.

At one stage in the book, I had to stop reading (this is the part where Shudder punched me so hard, I started internally bleeding). I don’t want to spoil anything, but it had to do with a character dying. That’s all I’m going to say. Anyway, it affected me so much because I really cared for this character. That’s how invested I was in what happened to the characters, and I hadn’t even realised it.

The great thing about Samantha Durante is that she is a very skilled writer. I felt very safe in her hands as she took me through the story. And then, BAM, she punched me in the gut again! Freaking hell, Samantha! Like I needed you to do that to me in the end when I’d only just recovered from Isaac!

In conclusion, Shudder was a very intelligent book that makes you think about the future of our world. That’s what is so unsettling and real about this book; that the events are plausible and that one day, we might be faced with the same issues that were presented in Shudder.

I highly recommend Shudder and am impatiently awaiting the sequel. Thank you for writing such an insightful, wonderful, and thoughtful book, Samantha!

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Team Dank! For the YA Crush Tourney!

Hi everyone! I am so excited to representing Dank today! I started reading about Dank about a year ago I would say, and well, let's face it. He's hot; he can sing and he's death. Yeah - Death - talk about bad ass.

Personality: He's pretty honest and upfront. For the most part, each character who has a run in with Dank knows where they stand with him. The only time he withholds anything is when it might effect/affect Pagan in some way. He writes music from his heart. Dank has a sarcastic side, that isn't abrasive, but just enough to tease Pagan. He takes his "work" seriously and after his love with Pagan, understands what he is doing more clearly, so he is willing to grow (how many guys really are?) 

Looks: Bluer than blue eyes. So blue that they have been referred to as gems. Look at the covers. Those babies pop. He also has black, not too long hair, that curls on the ends. A sultry smirk reserved only for Pagan and a dimple. Just one, sinisterly cute dimple. Smoking hot body. Did I mention his blue eyes? 

Talents: Besides easing people into their deaths? He serenades (and well, like soothingly and sensually) his girlfriend Pagan with a guitar and lullabies that he has written about how she has saved him. I mean, what girl doesn't want that? I do. 

Special Attributes/Best Qualities: One of my favorite qualities about him is his compassion. He can be a tough, I know that, but he can be so sweet and he doesn't have to be. For example, there was a little girl in EXISTENCE and he talked to the little girl and tried to make dying easier and made it a beautiful process. He didn't have to. His compassion extends farther than Pagan. Then there is that whole he is Death thing. Ya know - no biggie. Or the fact that he is a deity. 

Anything else? This year, with the help of my street team (WHO ARE AWESOME) and the great Abbi Glines, I have added some other reader's favorite qualities, moments, and quotes. 

One of my favorite quotes: “He's already proven he'll defy Heaven to keep her. If Hell wants a piece of him too, then bring it on.”  SWOON!

Two Responses from Abbi Glines! 

What are some of your favorite things about Dank? 
He holds the key to life or death in his hands yet he becomes as weak as a human when he falls for Pagan. There is something about watching a Deity act like a mortal because of love that gets to you. One of the reasons I love Greek Mythology. 

And why was he a fun character to write? Because he wasn't a man. He was something that every human fears but they know they will meet one day. Writing him with emotions and giving him a voice was almost comforting in a way. 

From the Greedy Booker - (and a quote I love) - “I’m not a man so I do not have a heart that loves as a human does. I’m an immortal god that dwells with supreme power because I hold the keys to Death. But you are my existence. I am yours.”- Existence

From Jorie Sus- Confronting Ghede with the Warriors threatening to destroy voodoo if he doesn't release Pagan's soul - (I have to say I loved this too. BAD ASS and it reminded me of how tough Dank is.)

From Erica Cope "It's the scene where Pagan is home from dress shopping and Dank comments on the pale pink dress then....

Both his hands gripped my waist pulling me hard up against his body. "You tempt me. I can't be tempted. I'm not made to be tempted but you, Pagan Moore, you tempt me."
Then he goes on to say:
"I didn't understand it at first. But now I know. It's your soul calling to me. Souls mean nothing to me. They aren't supposed to. But yours has become my obsession."
Totaly swoonworthy moment for me. :)
Plus, what's better than having a sexy rockstar serenade you in your sleep? :)

Kayla -  Okay, seriously, this year's tourney is full of total hotness & it was hard to choose which fella I wanted to support. I decided Dank was my man this year to support because, well, what's hotter than the baddest guy ever (hello - he's DEATH) who also plays the guitar plus sings & loves fiercely! <3 data-blogger-escaped-font="">

Willow D - “I realised you owned me one night in this room. I was singing to you and you were sleeping. You made a little noise in your sleep like you were distressed and I panicked and ran to your side. You grabbed my arm in your sleep and pulled it up against your face and went back to sleep. I didn't want to ever move.”

So if you love Dank or just fell in love with him, support us! Tweet for #TeamDank, on facebook, on your blog and where ever else!

BIG NEWS!!! Abbi is donating 15 copies of Existence for the Tourney with some swag AND has agreed to write a novella for Dank and Pagan after Ceaseless. It will be free if Dank wins the tourney. And people, lets be honest, if you have read the series, why wouldn't you vote for him?  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Feature Cover Designer: Berto Designs

Rebecca Berto, author of DROWNING IN YOU is also a cover designer!
And let me tell you--she's wonderful at it! I've been stalking her facebook page and "liking" all of her mock-ups!

AND she was nice enough to let me interview her. :)

Hi Rebecca, when did you decide you wanted to design covers?
I wanted a working cover to stare at while writing my manuscripts (yep, I’m an author, too) so I started mucking around in design. After a while, I showed a designer friend of mine other random covers I had started making for fun and she hassled me for weeks? months? to post the mock ups because people would like them.
In the end I posted them and had clients buying the covers for their books. One of my first clients is a New York Times bestseller. I then started Berto Designs and am now officially cover designing. :)
Did you design the cover to your book?
Okay, don’t laugh. I cannot design my own books’ covers. I don’t stop trying but they always turn out looking like a Paint-Program-looking job. Erk, so hideous.
This is despite the fact the covers I design for my clients are always met with absolute love, adoration and elation.
Go figure, ey?
What is your favorite cover that you have designed so far?
Hm, this is so hard! It’s like forcing me to pick my favourite book.
*comes back ten mins later* I have an answer. It’s a romance genre with a touch of paranormal cover I did just yesterday. It’s yet to be revealed, though so I can’t show you :P
Ooh! Darn it! Well, you will have to let me know when it's revealed so I can check it out! :)
What is your favorite cover of all time?
To this day the cover for “Fallen” (Lauren Kate) is still my fav!
I love that cover too! It was the main reason I actually bought that book! Can you share with us a few of your covers?
Here are some. I hope you love them as much as I do!


Thanks for stopping by Rebecca!
If you want to learn more about about Rebecca and Berto Designs (and you know you wanna!) here are some links:


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I haven't even finished a book....

Shame on me!  I kind of don't even know where my kindle is...
I started a book and I couldn't get into it because all the names had a K sound in them.  I know that's a really silly excuse to put down a book, but really it hurt my brain to read them all. Then I started another one, but it was kind of confusing, but interesting so I'll pick it up again, and then Komal insisted that she'd just finished the most awesomely fantastic (my words not hers) book ever and that everyone everywhere MUST read it NOW. So of course I do what she says and I've started a third book.  I have to say, it's is pretty fantastic so far.  I know what you are thinking right now "Hey, Heather, what are the titles of these three books?"  Good question! I'm going to give you a list of book I'm currently reading but haven't finished and it's more than three.  They aren't in any particular order so don't think they are.  I'm going to attempt graphics here too...We'll see how that turns out.  I like to think I'm technologically savvy, but sometimes I'm really not.


1. True Love Story by Willow Aster.

 2. Breath of Life by Sara Marion

3. Stitch by Durante

4. Bully by Penelope Douglas

5. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery

6. The Thirteenth Tale (Not YA) Diane Setterfield

7. Destined by PC and Kristen Cast

So anyway.  Those are all the books I'm currently reading.  I'm not sure when I'll finish them.  Too many good books are coming out soon!
I guess this is my summer reading list. I wasn't sure I was going to post one since Michelle and Erica did already.  I didn't put a summary with the books, but if you are interested, then you can look them up on Amazon or B&N.

Ok, now back to reading my super fantastical book (again, my words not Komal's).

So, go read a book.  If you don't have time, yes you do. Just do it.

Friday, June 21, 2013

My Summer Reading List

I stole this from Erica. I read her post - got some ideas - and thought about what I was waiting for!  I put the list together and realized they are sequels. I have been waiting on these characters for a while and I finally am going to see them again.

Awaken - Meg Cabot - Death has her in his clutches. She doesn't want him to let go.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera knew by accepting the love of John Hayden, she'd be forced to live forever in the one place she's always dreaded most: the Underworld. The sacrifice seemed worth it, though, because it meant she could be with the boy she loves.
But now her happiness -- and safety -- are threatened, all because the Furies have discovered that John has broken one of their strictest rules: He revived a human soul.
If the balance between life and death isn't fixed, both the Underworld and Pierce's home back on earth will be wiped away. But there's only one way to restore order. Someone has to die.
I started this series three years ago and love Pierce. 

Allegiant - Veronica Roth 
What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
So the blurb doesn't give you much - but I loved the first one - Divergent. Insurgent was like most sequels - a bridge to the third. I also am in love with Four. Who shares my love for him? 

Breaking Point - Kristen Simmons 
After faking their deaths to escape from prison in Article 5, Ember Miller and Chase Jennings have only one goal: to lay low until the Federal Bureau of Reformation forgets they ever existed.
Near-celebrities now for the increasingly sensationalized tales of their struggles with the government, Ember and Chase are recognized and taken in by the Resistance—an underground organization working to systematically take down the government. At headquarters, all eyes are on the sniper, an anonymous assassin taking out FBR soldiers one by one. Rumors are flying about the sniper's true identity, and Ember and Chase welcome the diversion….
Until the government posts its most-wanted list, and their number one suspect is Ember herself.
Orders are shoot to kill, and soldiers are cleared to fire on suspicion alone. Suddenly Ember can’t even step onto the street without fear of being recognized, and “laying low” is a joke. Even members of the Resistance are starting to look at her sideways.
With Chase urging her to run, Ember must decide: Go into hiding…or fight back?
I will admit this one has been out for a little while. I loved the first one. 

Scarlet - Marissa Meyer 
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.  
I loved the re-telling of Cinderella and I am excited to see how this sequel ties in. 
What about you? What are you excited to read? 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Review: Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Author: Jamie McGuire
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster.

Can you love someone too much?

Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.

*Note: This should be read AFTER you've read Beautiful Disaster, but who am I kidding? Who HASN'T read Beautiful Disaster? :)*

“One of these days you’re going to fall in love, son. Don’t settle for just anyone. Choose the girl that doesn’t come easy; the one you have to fight for, and then never stop fighting. Never.” 

When I read Beautiful Disaster, I LOVED the beginning and most of the middle but when they went to Vegas, well, it sorta lost me a little. I mean, I still loved it and it's a great story but it definitely sort of lost steam for me towards the end.
Same applies to Walking Disaster. I loved the beginning even though the opening was completely heartbreaking. I loved seeing the relationship between Travis and Abby develop through his eyes, again, lost me at the Vegas part BUT the epilogue was fun!
There are obviously extra scenes in the beginning and the end but what was nice was that the rest of the story is pretty different too. We only saw what happened when Abby was around in Beautiful Disaster so in Walking Disaster we see more interaction between Shep and Travis as well as Travis and his family which is nice. Those boys cracked me up!
You definitely don't feel like you are reading the same book twice which is nice and Jamie totally nailed the male POV.
People aren't lying when they say Walking Disaster will make you fall even more in love with Travis.
I think my favorite thing was learning exactly why Travis called Abby "Pigeon." <3
I highly recommend this for fans of Beautiful Disaster, it definitely completes the story and the epilogue is a nice treat for Travis and Abby fans. :)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Forever Too Far by Abbi Glines

Here’s my review for Forever Too Far by Abbi Glines….No one hate me….

Oh where do I begin?  First I want to say that I did like Fallen Too Far, I hated Never Too Far because it was too short and I felt that it was cranked out just to appease fans, that story could have been an epilogue, or fleshed out a little and made into a better book or released as a novella. I was disappointed that I paid $3.99 for it. 
Anyway. Over to Forever Too Far.  To say the least, I’m disappointed (for the first half of the book).  Abbi Glines, I like you, you seem like a really sweet person and you love your fans and actually listen to them when they speak, and I love your voice it’s cute.  But this book was annoying.  I hated that it went back and forth between Rush and Blaire so much. Half the time I didn’t know who was speaking and I had to go back and check.  I would have liked it better if you’d stuck with one or just let it go for a couple chapters so I could connect with them better.  I was left feeling confused and unsure how each really felt.  And I HATED Grants POV.  Wow, what a perv and I would never want a man to think of me in that way.  He referred to Harlow as a walking sexual fantasy.  I would never want my son to think of women in this way and I hope that no boy my daughter is interested treats her as an object of a fantasy instead the respect that she deserves.  I understand that men think with their downstairs brain, but really, this was just really wrong.  If I was Harlow, I would run in the opposite direction, ESPECIALLY when I found out he dated Nan.  I would never want to do anything to ruin Nan further than she already is. 
So, it WAS sweet how protective Rush was of Blaire, but it quickly became too much.  Let the girl breathe!  I don’t believe what Rush is showing to Blaire is love.  All he does is drag her around and not talk to her and then get mad when she talks about Nan.  I also think that Blaire has devolved into this shy, weak, wimpy mess.  She used to be kick ass.  She took care of her mom and pulled a gun on Grant and Nan, but now she just slinks off into the corner and lays in bed the whole time.  And what the heck about her cramping and bleeding.  What doctor would allow her to fly off in a plane the next day? And sex would be a huge no no.  For real. A doctor would have explained all that upon discharge.  Also, Blaire supposedly needs no stress and says she needs time to think while at her dad’s so when Rush asks to come see her, she should have said NO! “No, I need to think, give me a day.” But no, she lets him come. And then her dad drops that, oh, by the way, you have a brother! And the Rush says “hey, you have a week to plan the wedding…” Yeah. No stress my patootie. 
Ok, the book turns around after the wedding.  Rush and Blaire’s wedding was sweet and simple.  It was cute what Rush did right before the wedding.  I almost cried.  I almost cried again when she was walking down the aisle, and yes, I bought the dang song on itunes.  Its ok, Rush’s voice is weird.
I LOVE that Blaire had a natural birth and that she’s breastfeeding…I’m a mom, I did those things so it resonates with me. 
And Blaire did her kick ass back a little at the end.  I liked that, but I wish it would have been there the whole time. 
I still feel really sorry for Nan.  She needs someone.  Anyone.  Please Abbi, let Nan fall in love.  There doesn’t always have to be a villain.  Everyone deserves to be loved and shown love and to have someone in their life who cares. Second chances are awesome, even if it’s the 10th second chance. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Reading for Distraction

By the time you are reading this, I'm probably being prepped for surgery. Yep, I'm having the left side of my thyroid removed and yep, I'm freaking out about it.
So in order to keep my mind off of the scariness, I've been reading a lot. I *should* be writing but I've been so preoccupied that I decided I needed to hold off on writing the rest of In the Shadows until my mind could really focus on things. It is almost finished though.
In order to maintain my sanity during this scary time I've stocked up on a crap ton of books. Because, like the main character of my book Lark and just about every other reader on the face of the earth, I read to lose myself in other worlds. It's nice to escape reality every once in a while. And lately, I could really use the distraction.
So I've been buying lots of books this week--paperbacks and ebooks alike. It's been a while since I've actually held a real book in my hand and I gotta say, I think I missed it!
Currently I'm reading WALKING DISASTER because I decided what better way to distract myself than spending a little time in the head of Travis 'mad dog' Maddox?
I'm enjoying his side of the story so far. Whoever was the first person to write in the POV of both characters was a freakin genius. I love experiencing the story from both sides it makes it that much more enjoyable for me.
I also got Abbi Glines BREATHE in paperback since it has extended scenes now (including Jax's POV) which I'm really excited about and hopefully I'm all healed up in time for Book Bash so I can have her sign it! (along with the Australian cover of The Vincent Boys that Komal sent me!)
I still haven't read Dan Brown's INFERNO yet but it's waiting for me on my bookshelf as well as Richelle Mead's GAMEBOARD OF THE GODS.
Not to mention all the Ebooks I have waiting for me on my Kindle. I'm basically bringing a backpack full of books with me to the hospital so whatever I happen to be in the mood for, I'll have readily available to distract me from the fact that in a matter of hours a surgeon will be cutting my throat open.

Okay, that's a little melodramatic.
*sigh* Wish me luck!

What is your favorite type of book to read when you need to escape? A specific genre or will any ole book do?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

School was hard, and other musings

Blah, so it's Tuesday and I didn't write a blog post! I have a super amazing one in my head.  School is really kicking my bootay this week and I just haven't even had much of chance to do anything else! I haven't even read much in Forever Too Far (WHAT! I know).  I think I just wasn't too impressed with Never Too Far so this hasn't really been the page turner for me that it is for most.  BUT, I'm not judging it until I finish it. Sometimes books start out really slow for me, and then BAM! I hit a good part and can't put it down.  I have several books on my Kindle right now waiting to be read, but I want to finish FTF quick because spoilers are popping up, and Abbi just posted that people were writing rude reviews.  That's sad.  I've written rude reviews, but I've recently gone back and edited them because I feel that the book is something that the author spent time on and quite possibly put their whole heart into, and being really harsh and rude is just mean.  There's a difference between constructive criticism and meanness (<--Who knew meanness was spelled that way?).
Anyway.  What books are you all currently reading? I just finished On An Edge Of Glass and OMG it was amazing. That's what the super amazing blog post in my head is about. I also just downloaded Stitch and Anne of Green Gables (I love a good classic AND its apparently considered YA!).  I really need August to get hear so I can read Komal Kant's new book.....wink wink.....And also Erica Cope needs to get to writing.....but she has an excuse to not....
So yeah, boring blog post. So comment and tell me what to read!!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Calling All Abbi Glines Fans

I have been chosen to be advocate for the steamy, dark, Dank Walker - aka - Death...

You know the saying Give me liberty or Give me Death? - Well - Give me Death first in this case! I pick Death! haha

Anyway - June 27th - I have my first match up. I have a buy the first round so I take on a winner from the first bracket. But I am looking for is a couple of things:

  • Someone to do a button for me (or however many you are willing to make) 
  • Be part of the "Street Team" where we go and promote Dank for 24 hours - Facebook, twitter, blog, instagram - you name it. You can also post up your own post about Dank or steal mine that will be up on The YA Sisterhood. Your choice.
  • Tell me something you love about Dank, a favorite scene, a favorite quote. (I really want to pick out his best attributes as voted by you guys!)
If you are interested, you can leave a comment here, tweet me at mflick729, or email me


Haven't read this series? Um, you should. :) I mean look at that man!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Steele Wolf By Chanda Hahn

Ack! So I've been on vacation for the past week and I haven't been able to do anything except fun vacation things lol.  I was super bummed to find out that Abbi Glines was in LA the day AFTER I was there. I probably would have stalked her.  I also stupidly left my kindle at home (what was I thinking?!)! So I got no reading done. I have the kindle app on my iphone, but it's such a tiny screen that it's hard to read anything.

Anyway, so here's my review of Steele Wolf by Chanda Hahn, I did manage to finish it before I left.

Steele Wolf starts where Iron Butterfly ends.  Thalia is back in her homeland, trying to fit in and pick up where she left off before being taken.  She finds this difficult because she is not the same person she was.  Her father is distant and ignores what happened to Thalia and dismisses her when she tries to tell him.  In an attempt to quell his daughter's new behavior her father sets up a Kreg Aruh (think Merida's situation in Brave), where suitors from all over the land come to fight for Thalia's hand.  Thalia, who doesn't like this, competes for her own hand and may have won if she hadn't been discovered. 

A series of events happen and Thalia is kidnapped and she discovers how she was first taken and who the Raven might be.  We also learn that Joss's sister has been kidnapped so Joss, Thalia, Kael and Hemi make the trek to Joss's home town of Skyfall to search for her. 

 I like that this book has more character information, but I still wish more physical description was used.  We know that Joss is blond, but are all Denai blond?  Thalia has dark hair, but so was Mona and her brother who we discover are evil.  I also kind of got lost in Skyfell. Maybe it was just me, but it could have been described a bit better. 

This series really wants to be good, but more detail need to be written out for the reader to fully comprehend the world this story takes place in.  If you are looking for a fun summer read, this is definitely something to pick up.  I got Iron Butterfly for free (on Amazon!) and I was loaned Steele Wolf by a friend.  I think I will have to buy the third one, but Steele Wolf was about $2, so I don't mind!

I did love that we learned more about Kael and how he's tied to Thalia.  It's kind of sad.  And while Chanda did a good job of explaining everything, we still don't know what he left behind (a wife, kids?).   What will ultimately happen to each of them? I'm assuming this will be answered in book three due out in August of this year (it can't come soon enough!).

 I get to pick up my kindle tomorrow (I forgot yesterday!) so I'll finish On an Edge of Glass and start on the summer reading list Erica posted yesterday.  Last summer was really busy for me, so this year I'm looking forward to laid back days of pool trips, sprinklers, ice cold sun tea, and of course, READING!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Panel Participant?

My summer - it involves baby, wedding, writing, reading, and posting. I have a feeling that baby is going to be a big part of the summer - She or he, is due in exactly two weeks - hope for me it's a bit sooner - the heat!

So what I am seeking out is some bloggers who are willing to be on a panel and answer the questions under the following topics: writing, posting, social media, editing (getting it done and doing it), some silly randomness that I can come up with.

I have done a panel on my personal blog. What I did, every Monday, I put together all of the bloggers answers for one topic (and questions), and posted. The first post is an introductory panel so the readers of Dash can get to know you.  Like I said, good publicity. If you have questions, you can ask me at @mflick729 or you could get in contact with Komal. She was on my first panel.

This is a great way for you to reach out to new people and do some social media marketing.

If you are interested please email me at mf060784@gmail.