Monthly Archives: October 2012

YA Mythology Hop Oct. 26 – Nov. 4

I love this button, don’t you? So purty.

We have a winner!

Congrats to:  nrlymrtl with her entry on October 26th, 2012 at 2:59 am |

“I have long been fascinated by the Chinese Quilin.”

 

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AND

For Those About to Read…

http://www.abouttoread.com/2012/09/ya-mythology-hop-sign-ups.html

Okay, on to the good stuff you can take home! I’m giving away an ebook copy of Emi Gayle’s debut book:

(No, not the centaur)

After Dark (The 19th Year, #1)

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13348320-after-dark

What eighteen year old Mac Thorne doesn’t know will probably kill her.

In exactly eight months, five days, three hours and thirteen minutes, Mac has to choose what she’ll be for the rest of her life.

She has no choice but to pick. As a Changeling, it’s her birthright. To Mac, it’s a birthchore. Like going to school with humans, interacting with humans, and pretending to be human during the pesky daylight hours.

Once darkness descends, Mac can change into any supernatural form that exists—which makes her as happy as she can be. That is, until Winn Thomas, the biggest geek in her senior class figures out there’s more to what hides in the dark than most are willing to acknowledge.

In this first of the 19th Year Trilogy, Winn might know more about Mac than even she does, and that knowledge could end their lives, unless Mac ensures the powers-that-be have no choice but to keep him around.

Looks like a great read, doesn’t it? And you can enter to win my book CRUX on Emi Gayle’s site here: http://www.emigayle.com/blog/?p=997

For the Win:

Help a starving artist out, will ya? (That’s right, I’m making this about me)

Like my facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/author.julieareece?ref=hl

OR you could add Crux to your to-be-read list here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13265572-crux (There is a hot hero and Vikings in here people!)

OR you can follow me on twitter, sometimes I’m even funny! :) https://twitter.com/JulieAReece

Do them all (if you are feelin’ the love) or whichever one floats your boat. Don’t forget to leave me a comment telling me what your favorite mythological creature is, and let me know how to reach you if you win. < sometimes people win and I can’t contact them 😦 Sad life.

One winner will be chosen at random on November 1st.  :)  Yea, hope it’s you!

This is a blog hop and there are other blogs participating, check the others out here: http://www.inlinkz.com/wpview.php?id=186025


Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, Starts October 24th to 31st

This is ‘I am a reader, not a writer’s’ biggest hop of the year!

So tell me … what scares the pee out of you, honey?

Congrats to the winner of ‘Rising’, Danielle Smiley.  Whoo-hoo! You go, girl.

Congrats to the winner of ‘Dark Matter’,  Toni Porter. Hope you enjoy the book!

Brought to you by the ever lovely:

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And

Here’s what I’m giving away … an ebook copy of …

Rising

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15778619-rising

Awesome, right? It’s the first book in the series. Okay, so it’s not straight up horror, but I know you’ll love it anyway 🙂

OR

Dark Matter (Elemental Enmity, #2)

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13317510-dark-matter

This is the second book in the series. Want more? Okay. Right now, you can download a copy of the first book in the series, Five, here for free!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005GVR4Y8?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative

Sometimes life is just so good!

To Win:

Give a girl a hand? No, I don’t mean applause. You guys are so cheeky sometimes.

Like my facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/author.julieareece?ref=hl

OR you could add Crux to your to-be-read list here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13265572-crux (Crux isn’t horror, but hot guys and Vikings are always a thrill. Are you with me?)

OR you can follow me on twitter, sometimes I’m even funny! :) https://twitter.com/JulieAReece

Do them all (if you are feelin’ the love) or whichever one floats your boat. Don’t forget to leave me a comment telling me what scares the pee out of you and let me know how to reach you if you win. < sometimes people win and I can’t contact them 😦 Sad life.

One winner will be chosen for each ebook at random on November 1st. Two winners, one book each, make sense? :) Yea, hope it’s you!

Danielle Smiley. Whoo-hoo!!

♣ This is a blog hop and there are over 400 other blogs participating, check the others out here: http://www.linkytools.com/basic_linky_include.aspx?id=159014


Cover Reveal: Day After by Emi Gayle

Ain’t it pretty?

DAY AFTER

Book 2 in The 19th Year Trilogy

by Emi Gayle

Release Date:  May 16, 2013

Target Audience:  Young  Adult

Back Cover: 

Demon crypts. Vampire lairs. Glowing angels. Sexy sirens. The stuff of fiction.

Or so Winn Thomas always thought.

Since being accepted into the fold of the supernatural, he knows better. None of what he imagined is true, but everything he feared is, and binding himself to his Changeling girlfriend until her nineteenth birthday will give him an education far beyond what he’d get at his human high school.

Luckily, Winn’s not giving up, he won’t back down, and he definitely isn’t going to run away with his tail between his legs. After all, only werewolves have tails. Right?

In this, the second of the 19th Year trilogy, Winn’s facing the challenge of one lifetime. If he doesn’t learn the truth about mythological creatures, his girlfriend Mac Thorne won’t either. That means, in six months, when she chooses her final form, she won’t know what to pick.

Winn, though, has his own ideas about Mac’s final selection—plans she knows nothing of.

He intends to have her pick human.

Whether she can or not.

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I love the shadow of Mac in the background. What do you think? Would you read it? Leave a comment and tell me what you think!


Fall Into Fantasy Giveaway Hop

Fall Into Fantasy Giveaway Hop.  October 16th to 21st

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Speacial thanks to hosts …

Visit My Book Blast & Blog Tour Site 

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And

Congrats to winner:

The Write Path

http://www.dorinewhite.blogspot.com/

Cool huh?

My giveaway:

Win an ebook copy of:

Ta Da!

What’s it about? Well, I’ll tell ya …

Description

She should have run. Now, she’ll have to fight.
Eighteen year old Birdie may be homeless, but she’s surviving, that is until a mysterious guy throws money in the air like a crazy game show host and she grabs some with the idea she’ll be able to buy dinner that night.
In that singular moment, unassuming Birdie becomes the girl in everyone’s viewfinder. Thugs want to kill her. Money-guy wants to recruit her. The very hot, very rich and very out of her league Grey Mathews wants to save her.
Birdie, though, wants nothing to do with any of them until she realizes fate didn’t bring them all together.
Her heritage did.
Now, with only twenty-one days left, she’s got to decide whether to follow in the footsteps of those before her or risk her life for people she’s only just met.

Here’s what people are saying about it …

“Crux was amazing! That’s as straightforward as it gets. Julie Reece has written a captivating story that will draw you in, and will keep you trying to put the pieces all together.” — Burning Impossibly Bright

“ I found myself truly engrossed, emotionally, within the story – tears threatening to fall, as well as smiles breaking out.   I cannot wait to read more work by Julie Reece!” — Romancing The Book

“Crux is completely original and addictive. Birdie’s voice is young and cool giving Crux a fresh tone that will appeal to all ages. A fun romance and adventurous read, Crux will stay with readers long after the last page is read!” — Lovey Dovey Books

“The story line is flawless. Reece escorts you through her book with what seems like effortless prose. She reveals just the right amount of information at just the right time, building a story that is completing intriguing.” — BrookeD (Reader)

“Crux is a smart, heart-rending and empowering addition to YA urban fantasy that will appeal to Cassandra Clare fans, lore fans and really, anyone who appreciates tough characters that know how to tug readers’ heartstrings.” — Stephanie Lawton — Author, Want

“Julie Reece has a gift for conveying deep emotions with her writing.  I felt Birdie’s regret, distrust, apprehension, excitement and joy.  And I love the characters – small and large!!!” — Known To Read

“I have to say that Ms. Reece has to be one of the most talented authors on the planet. I know I’m gushing right now, but I loved this book that much.” — ChristieR (Reader)

“Action-packed with a memorable cast of characters, Crux will easily appeal to teen and adult readers, whether or not they love urban fantasy.” — Mrs. ReaderPants

“Julie Reece’s CRUX is a refreshing and gritty young adult novel with glimmers of the paranormal, glimpses of the historical, and more than a dash of romance and mystery.” — Surrounded by Books Reviews

Aw, thanks guys 🙂

To Win:

Help a writing girl out?

Like my facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/author.julieareece?ref=hl

OR you could add Crux to your to-be-read list here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13265572-crux

OR you can follow me on twitter, sometimes I’m even funny! 🙂 https://twitter.com/JulieAReece

Do them all (if you are feelin’ the love) or whichever one floats your boat. Don’t forget to  leave me a comment telling me what your all time favorite fantasy book is and let me know how to reach you if you win. One winner will be chosen at random on October 23rd. 🙂 Yea, hope it’s you!

That’s it. Easy peasy, honies. You know how much I love, ya’ll.

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THE NEXT BIG THING

Hi guys!

Author Stephanie Judice tagged me to take part in “The Next Big Thing” and answer ten questions about my current work in progress, so away we go …
1. What is the working title of your next book?

See? This is hard already because I’m currently working on three books at once, and yes, I need psychological help. I guess I’d better pick one or this could get really confusing. 🙂

2. Where did the idea come from?

My eldest daughter. We were discussing parallel universes, ancient dragon folklore, medieval knights and well, erm, hot guys. The story unfolded from there.

3. What genre does your book fall under?
Young adult, urban fantasy, paranormal romance. Yeah, I guess that’s it 🙂
4. What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Okay, Renne Castrucci works for my hero.
Hurts don’t it? Too old?  Maybe Marlon Teixeira
Now the heroine?
Quinn Cooper
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Or Emma Watson
5. What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

Ex-gypsy, Kylie Rivers just wants to stay in one place, but when she accidently rescues a handsome boy from military experimentation, they’re forced to run—together—and life is anything but settled.

6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Good question! First I’ll focus on writing the best dern book that is within my power to write. (I want you to like reading my stuff, guys. I’m working my butt off to bring you something you’ll love) Next, I’ll send the sucker out there and see if I can get a publisher excited. I’ve not self-published before, I know I need more eyes on my work than my own. I admit I’m a bit of a helpless Bambi in this business and need the marketing/editing savvy of someone that is not me!

7. How long did it take you to write the first draught of the manuscript?
Ugh, still writing so I guess I can’t answer yet. The plot is uber complex, so this story has taken me longer to weave than Crux, my debut novel. That one took four months.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within the same genre?
That’s the cool part. I can’t! I’m sure it’s out there, (my writing buddy, Claire Gillian, reminds me there’s nothing brand new, just twists on old ideas and she’s right) but I haven’t read a story exactly like this yet. Hooray! 🙂
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I’m into mythology, fantasy, fairy tales and legends. I like the idea of twisting them to fit a modern scenario. If most myths are based on an actual event that was exaggerated over time, what was the ititial story and how can I bring that to life today? I love that crap! The more fantastic, the better. If you read Crux, you know I ask my readers to suspend belief, and trust me while I strap them to a bullet and take them for a ride.
10. What else about your book might pique the readers’ interest?
See question 4. Just sit there awhile and stare. 🙂 My interest is piqued, how about yours?

And now, I’m tagging Emi Gayle , J. Keller Ford , Amaleen Ison , Jennifer M. Eaton and Stephanie Lawton to share information on their current works-in-progress. Thanks to Stephanie Judice for including me in her post to begin with! ((hugs))

If you want to check out my debut novel Crux you can find it here:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crux-julie-reece/1111017373?ean=9781937744069&r=1%2c+1&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-GwEz7vxblVU-_-10%3a1&

http://www.amazon.com/Crux-ebook/dp/B008HACN50/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1349436752&sr=1-1


Interview with Shadowborn’s Jocelyn Adams

Back of the Book:

Why me?

That’s the question Lila Gray asks every time yet another bad guy tries to destroy the earth, and she learns she’s the only one who can stop it. Once again, something’s on the prowl, leaving hundreds of comatose, soulless victims in its wake.

Couldn’t the deadliest assassins of the Otherworld go after someone else instead of the brand new Queen of the Seelie? One who still hasn’t adapted to her new role.

Lila would ask Liam Kane, King of the Unseelie, for advice, but something’s off with him, too. He’s holding back. In some way. About some thing. In fact, he refuses to tell her what’s going on.

The truth holds Lila back from the greatness of her role—the people she was born to lead—the man who she desperately loves—and the solution to the latest war raging around her.

To find the answers, she’ll need to fight through her own darkness and embark on a journey through her psyche.

If she doesn’t succeed, the Shadowborn will claim not only her world, but her soul.

ShadowbornAmazon, Barnes & Noble

The Glass ManAmazon, Barnes & Noble

About Jocelyn Adams

Jocelyn Adams grew up on a cattle farm in Lakefield and has remained a resident of Southern Ontario her entire life, most recently in Muskoka. She has worked as a computer geek, a stable hand, a secretary, and spent most of her childhood buried up to the waist in an old car or tractor engine with her mechanically inclined dad. But mostly, she’s a dreamer with a vivid imagination and a love for fantasy (and a closet romantic — shhh!). When she isn’t shooting her compound bow in competition or writing, she hangs out with her husband and young daughter at their little house in the woods.

Jocelyn Adams will now take your questions:

Q. Tell us about your book!

Love to!  Shadowborn is the middle child of the Lila Gray Trilogy.  While The Glass Man focused on Lila, who she was and who she will be, book two centers more on the relationships between Lila and everyone else, especially a certain dark fae, and her growth as a woman and a leader.  It also introduces a villain born of shadow, who threatens not only Lila, but everyone with a soul.

Q. What is Lila Gray’s greatest strength, biggest flaw?

Lila is fiercely loyal and powerful, and a life lived in the wild places while running from Parthalan has hardened her for the tasks ahead.  The source of her greatest strength is also the cause of her greatest weakness.  While her hardness allowed her to survive, it has also given her a stone crust around her heart.  Letting others into her deep places is going to take someone who’s as stubborn and determined as she is most of the time.  J

Q. What is the hardest part of writing for you?

Keeping the voices quiet.  What?  Did I really say that out loud?  *snort*  Seriously, though, it’s the truth no matter how crazy it sounds.  My mind likes to weave stories, and sometimes it’s not always keen on concentrating on what I want/need to write.

Q. What one question do you wish an interviewer would ask you but never has?

How did you survive four older siblings?  My answer would be that I eventually grew strong enough to fight back.  As for what I did up until that point … where do you think I learned how to plot?  😉

Q. What are you working on now? Do you tend to work on multiple projects or one at a time?

My current WIP is a paranormal romance between a wood nymph and a werewolf.  I’m stretching my wings on this one a little, exploring the depths of my characters to a greater extent than ever before.  Oh, geez, you know me on the multiple projects dealy.  J  I have three novels at least half done or greater, a couple more that are begun, and I’m sure I’ll knock off a few more short stories before long, too.  How do I turn it off?!

Q. What is your favorite line from this book?

Definitely this one – it sums up Lila’s constant struggle with her feelings for Liam:  I tilted my face forward, unable to speak the lie that would make him go away, or the truth that would make him stay.

Q. What are you reading right now? Do you read a book at a time or more than one?

I’m completely engrossed in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling paranormal romance series.   Unique world, strong characters, two of my favorite things.  I tend to devour one book and go right into the next.

Q. What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Any hobbies?

Right now my six year old tends to consume all of my free time, and I love it.  Other than dabbling with my web page, writing and reading are my time-fillers of choice.

Q. Who is your favorite writer now?

Without a doubt, it has to be Karen Marie Moning, though Nalini Singh & Ilona Andrews come close seconds.   The depth of KMM’s characters has me enthralled every single time.  Jericho Barrons from her Fever series is my favorite literary personalities of all time.  I usually have a character figured out quickly, but up until the last book, I still didn’t know who or what he was.

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