Tales of Summer Romance

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tales of Summer Romance, A Collection of Short StoriesTales of Summer Romance, A Collection of Short Stories by Fiction Flurry

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love this collection. The stories range from Contemp to Historical. Great mix! Plus it features Historical Romance writer Susan Gee Heino (Author of Mistress By Mistake, Damsel in Distress, Temptress in Training). Great book for a cheap price to add to you ereader. A portion of the profits goes to charity too!

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Die For Me by Amy Plum--Review

Monday, June 20, 2011

Title: Die For Me
Author: Amy Plum
Hardcover, 341 pages

Published May 10th 2011 by HarperTeen
Author Website: http://www.amyplumbooks.com/
Series: Revenants #1
Setting: Paris, 2010 (France)


In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.

When Kate Mercier's parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life--and memories--behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.

Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate's guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he's a revenant--an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.

My Thoughts:

The story of Kate and Vincent hooked me. I like a good old fashioned romance, matter of fact, that's what I liked best about this book--the romance. The mystery of where the relationship of Kate and Vincent was going sucked me in. I rooted for them to get together. They had great chemistry.

The premise was different. I hadn't read a spin on zombies like this before. It kept me reading on because I wanted to know more about the Revenants. Ms. Plum did a great job creating the world and explaining the world's rules in this novel.

Read this one if you like paranormal romance with a zombie twist. 

Guest Post by Katherine Easer Author of Vicious Little Darlings

Monday, June 6, 2011

By Katherine Easer

Before I began writing Vicious Little Darlings, I thought I had a pretty good idea of who my narrator was. Her name was Sarah Weaver, and she was a brown-eyed, raven-haired seventeen-year-old from California. I knew Sarah’s religious beliefs, past experiences, fears, weaknesses, and talents. I even knew her thoughts on Justin Timberlake. Feeling fairly prepared, I began to write.

Thirty pages into my first draft, I realized I didn’t know Sarah at all. The pages were lifeless; her voice was flat. Sarah said what I wanted her to say, and she did what the plot required her to do, but she didn’t feel like a real person. She existed solely in the left hemisphere of my brain—though I didn’t know that at the time—and hadn’t yet come to life. I threw away my pages and spent the rest of the day trying to get to know her. Frantic brainstorming ensued. I interviewed Sarah, free wrote, drank a lot of coffee, free wrote some more. Still, she eluded me. Maybe what I needed was to relax, I thought, and to let my mind wander. I ran a bath. I lit candles and waited for inspiration to strike. Nothing happened. Frustrated, I decided to sit at my desk and try writing again, but three dull paragraphs and an hour later, I was exhausted. It was midnight, and I needed sleep.

When my head hit the pillow, a strange and magical thing occurred. I heard a voice in my head. It was a voice I didn’t recognize, but I knew that it belonged to Sarah. Though I had heard about this kind of thing from other writers, I’d never experienced it firsthand. My subconscious was now engaged, and Sarah, in her own words, was telling me about her life. She was sassy, snarky, and a little bit angry, and she wouldn’t stop talking. I turned on the light and wrote down everything she said.

Writing didn’t exactly become easy after that, but it became easier. I realized that it was when I stopped trying to define, control, judge, or even think about Sarah that she sprang to life. I learned that I didn’t have to force the writing; I just had to let go and trust my narrator. And when I did that, interesting things began to happen. --Katherine Easer

Katherine Easer is the author of Vicious Little Darlings. You can visit her at: www.katherineeaser.com

THANK YOU Katherine for a brilliant guest post. Those are exactly the kinds of stories readers want to know. I wish you much success on the books release!

Be Sure and check out Katherine's novel VICIOUS LITTLE DARLINGS (Hits shelves June 21st 2011). It's one of my favorite novels this year! Put this one down on your to be read list IMMEDIATELY. You can read my review ->HERE<- and see how I gushed away about it even before I knew how awesome the author was.  ;)

Submerge (Sequel to Lure) by Stephanie Jenkins

Friday, June 3, 2011

One month has passed since Charlotte revealed her world to Wyatt and now, she’s running out of time. The Winter Solstice is under three months away, and she’s still immortal. To complicate matters, she’s stuck with Lorelei’s old job of guiding bad souls—a curse that pulls her to the sea like a magnet she can’t possibly ignore. When Matt returns to town and the banished goddess of temptation shows up claiming she’s in charge of watching over Charlotte, it’s apparent that her senior year will blow.

The siren hunter is back, the gods are furious, and as the goddess of temptation toys with the male—and female—population of Gloucester, Charlotte can’t help but notice that Wyatt is pulling away from her. When her time is up, will Charlotte chose love and mortality or protecting the ones she loves from the gods she’s offended?

Expected publication July 1, 2011!!! So if you haven't read LURE (Siren's Call) you better get on it so you're ready to snap up book number two soon!

Lure's Book Trailer:

Breaking Dawn Teaser Trailer!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

So it begins...

Be sure to set your DVRs to MTV Sunday night at 9pm for the MTV movie awards where the full trailer will be revealed for The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part One. I can't wait to see how they are going to film the "fade to black" scene from the book. LOL I swear through the ENTIRE series I was waiting for that one scene because of all the build up and what do we get? A freakin' fade to black scene with the aftermath revealed the next day. Let's hope film number four is a good one!
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