Blog Awards to My Sparkly Friends

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Okay, maybe they don't sparkle like Eddie (We wish!!) but they are fabulous, and I couldn't do this writing thing without them. Seriously. I wanted to give them a shout out for just being full of awesomeness!!!! I couldn't have finished Demon without all of you!!Here are your two awesome awards!! Love you guys!! (Boy I must've been really excited because I used A LOT of exclamation points!!HAHAHHAHA)

Jamie B

PS: Here's the rules about the Scribble award:

*Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends

*Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.

*Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.

*Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!

* Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

Demon Princess: Reign or Shine By Michelle Rowan

Friday, February 26, 2010

Demon Princess: Reign or Shine
"As if trying to fit in at a new school isn't stressful enough, sixteen-year-old Nikki Donovan just found out that her long-lost father is, in fact, the demon king of the Shadowlands—the world that separates and protects us from the Underworld. When she is brought there by the mysterious—and surprisingly cute—messenger Michael, she learns that her father is dying, and he wants her to assume the throne. To complicate matters, a war is brewing between the Shadowlands and the Underworld, her half-demon qualities are manifesting, and her growing feelings for Michael are completely forbidden. Ruling a kingdom, navigating a secret crush, and still making it home by curfew—what's a teenage demon princess to do?"

My Thoughts: Okay so after I finished my own demon YA MS I started reading some demon novels. This one was snarky, and the voice came right through. The world building was great, and I read it in about a day. Even though the character Rhys is just a little blip, I found myself drawn to him the most, and I will admit I cheated and read the info on book two to see if he is in it. Guess what? Looks like he's a major part!! :D Fun read, with lots of romance sprinkled in. My favorite kind of book! :D

Other Demon Books:
Maureen Johnson's Devilish (Penguin, 2006)
A. M. Jenkins's Repossessed (HarperTeen, 2007)
Rosemary Clement-Moore's "Maggie Quinn" series
Marilyn Kaye's Demon Chick

Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Title: Give Up the Ghost
Author: Megan Crewe
Give Up the Ghost
"Grade 8–10—A supernatural twist on the "Mean Girls" plot provides page-turning action. Cass McKenna sees ghosts. Her first spotting was her sister Paige, who failed to pass on to the afterlife following a drowning accident. Unfortunately for Cass, Paige and the ghosts that inhabit her school are her only friends. A junior-high bullying incident left her jaded and angry, and as revenge, she uses her supernatural informants to spill her classmates' juiciest secrets. When the student council VP discovers her covert ability, Cass unwillingly helps him contact his dead mother, leading to changes in her social status. Cass isn't the most lovable of protagonists, but her resentment is well developed and convincingly sustained throughout. Mysterious plot elements and the budding relationship between Cass and the VP will quickly engage reluctant readers.—Lindsay Cesari, Baldwinsville School District, NY END "

My Thoughts:

I really like this novel, the mean crowd really kept me hooked in, and I wanted Cass to like dump as much dirt on them as she could. The only thing lacked a little for me was romance. I know, I know, not every YA novel needs romance, but I love it and look for it in every book. Overall, a good ghost read. :D

Tuesday Teaser Time!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

So about an hour ago I opened a new word document and started a SNI, and this is the opening. Thanks for checking it out guys :D

Title: I WAS DEAD ONCE (Super-duper rough draft)

Scene: Opening

Snipped!! Thanks for stopping by :D

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

Sunday, February 14, 2010

As You Wish
Title: As You Wish
Author: Jackson Pearce 
Grade 9–11—As she ponders what she calls the "social mystery" that makes some kids seem to belong and others not, Viola, 16, wishes she didn't feel quite so invisible. Ever since her boyfriend confided in her and came out to his high school class, she has felt neglected and alone, while Lawrence has been adopted by the school's Royal Family of popular kids. When Viola accidentally summons a jinn, she contemplates the three wishes he offers to grant her, while Jinn considers Viola herself. Told in the alternating voices of Jinn and Viola, this story is a romance first and a fantasy last. After she wishes herself into the arms of popular Aaron, Viola finds herself comparing him unfavorably to Jinn, while Jinn, uncommonly critical of Aaron, struggles with his blossoming feelings for Viola. Though the first-person prose is easy to read and the romance is satisfying, the genre blending is less successful and might lead fantasy fans to judge the novel in harsher terms. The human/jinn romance ultimately comes off as a bit unbelievable, but the fantasy element draws attention to the wish-fulfillment trope at the heart of any romance novel.—Amy S. Pattee, Simmons College, Boston
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My Thoughts:

I absolutly loved this book! *Sigh* There is just something about forbidden love that gets me everytime. It made me a little sad when I got to the end, because I loved the story of Jinn and Viola so much I missed them when it was over. Great read. Give it a try! :D

Demon Chick by Marilyn Kaye

 Title: Demon Chick
Author: Marilyn Kaye

Demon Chick
Grade 9 Up—Jessica Hunsucker has no life. Her father is long dead, and her mother is a distant, radically driven politician who has no time for her. While she is miserable, she is getting along as best she can—until she wakes up in the middle of the night on her 16th birthday to find a demon in her room. Brad has come to collect her, in return for her mother's successful rise to the Presidency of the United States—and perhaps beyond. Before she can blink, they are in Hell, in a tacky suburban ranch house. Oh, and she and Brad are supposed to be mates. He doesn't force the issue, and their lives fall into a sort of dull existence. Nearly bored out of her mind, Jessica follows her mother's campaign, learning of the world dictatorship she craves. The teen needs to find a way to stop the woman before she creates Hell on Earth. The story moves quickly, offering a very different view of Hell than readers have ever imagined. Brad and Jessica are entertaining characters, and readers will cheer them on as they attempt to save the world and work through their rocky relationship.—Melyssa Malinowski, Kenwood High School, Baltimore, MD END
My Thoughts:

I have to say the idea that Hell is a suburb down the street is kinda of funny. There were some funny one liners in this novel and the idea that a demon gets a mate assigned was a nice twist. Over all a fun, quick, read.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Product Description
"There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story."

I'm a sucker for a good love triangle. I mean, it is a story after all. Why not live vicariously through characters who have two boys fighting over her. FALLEN has a delicious triangle going. Both guys have characteristics that make them lovable, but I did tend to lean toward liking Cam the most, even though Daniel is the main love interest.

I really enjoyed all the secondary characters in this one, and the story of any paranormal entity hooks me in.

The only thing I didn't like was this novel is written in 3rd person, but that's a personal preference thing of mine and no way reflects on the quality of the writing. I'm just a 3rd person snob. LOL

I would recommend this novel to anyone who likes a good paranormal romance.

Demon Wrap Up


Now that my latest WIP is wrapped up and I'm working on my query, my brain is ready for a little R&R. My personal reading and beta projects have seriously suffered in the past month and I need to get back in the swing of things.
My new goal now is to spend a week or so catching up on my reading--Beta's I should be getting your projects back very soon!!

All the people who took time out to beta Demon at My Door--*HUGS* Thank you so much!!! I owe you all a fun night out!!

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