Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April - Monthly Wrap Up

 We had a pretty awesome time this month on the blog-Rachel and I read and acquired lots of great books, interacted with some kick ass authors and great readers/bloggers!
Stats vise April was a good month for us-we were able to meet some sweet bookaholics who never failed to leave their thoughts on the blog, on Twitter, on Goodreads and on our Facebook page. Thank you so much for all the love! You guys make our day and we are forever grateful to you peeps!
Speaking of our Facebook page we just reached a milestone of 400 readers-Woot Woot!
I'd like to thank Rachel,my awesome-sauce co-blogger for being there for me this month despite having her exams(which she totally ACED by the way-Congrats,girl!). 
Reviews on the blog: 
The Sea of Tranquility - Katja Millay 
Flash - Barbara Morgenroth
Giveaways on the blog: 
Plastic Hearts - Lisa De Jong OVER
Find out 25 of Katja's quirks and enter to win A Galley of The Sea of Tranquility - Katja Millay OPEN-US Only
Cover Reveals/Promos
What's Left of Us - Ari Tucker
To My Hero: A Blog of Our Journey Together - Danielle Sibarium
Merch Girl - Rebecca Lewis
Are You Mine? - N.K. Smith
Rachel's a HUGE fan of author, S.C. Stephens of the Thoughtless series whom she had the privilege of interviewing!
We discussed our nostalgia for our favourite childhood books in our post on Childhood Books That Stood The Test of Time. We also made the switch to Bloglovin' this month so we listed a few reasons as to why Bloglovin' rocks. Christian Schoon, author of Zenn Scarlett tells us what he looks for in a review as an author.
Sign Ups for the Indie and Self-Published Author Event will be open till the 4th of May so bloggers if you haven't signed up yet, please do!
So both Rachel and I added some pretty sweeeeeet books to our shelves/e-readers this month-Check it out!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

What Do You Look For In A Book Review? : From An Author's POV

Today as a part of the Zenn Scarlett Blog Tour we have Christian Schoon on the blog.
OK, it’s a cliché, but it’s true: most authors reading a review of their book want honesty. Anything less is really a waste of their time, and a dereliction of duty on the part of the reviewer. When does this not hold true? Maybe if the author is the reviewer’s son/daughter/spouse/BFF. But no author realistically expects a useful review from family and friends (unless said family/friend has an extraordinary capacity for telling hard truths to Authorial Ego).
Now, that being said, there’s honesty… and then there’s snark-running-at-your-tender-bits-with-a-flaming-pitchfork.  This shouldn’t need saying, but I’ll say it anyway: reviewers, if they expect to be taken seriously, shouldn’t use their reviews as private rant-platforms about issues not directly related to the author’s text. Not if they’re calling their post “a review.” If they label their post an editorial piece about why they just don't like this author's beady eyes, of course, that’s different. Pitchforks aloft and charge away.
So, we’ve established that professional objectivity and honesty are good things in reviews. Not especially shocking news, eh? Beyond these elements, I think it’s safe to say authors appreciate it when it’s apparent that the reviewer has taken the time to give some thought to the issues raised in the book and has then taken additional time to craft some illuminating responses to those issues. This seems elementary, I know. But I’ve read reviews that were so cursory and slight that they really offered no true opinion one way or the other about the perceived qualities of the story and the writing. Or else, they offered an opinion, but with nothing in the way of a supporting argument (ie, "I hate this book - it's NOT what I expected!")  Again, even this might be useful for an author as far as awareness levels for the book in question, but it’s not a “real” review, in the generally accepted sense of the term.
So, I think reviewers in general, at least the experienced ones I’ve come across, feel a sense of obligation to their readers to provide some depth of analysis re: quality of the writing, character and story, etc. Of course, that’s dependent on the sort of blog, isn’t it? It’s not fair to expect profundities about the Freudian allusions lurking in The Vampiric Zombie-Pocalypse from a blog that clearly labels its interests as “unicorns bathing in rainbows.” But, ya never know, you’d probably learn something about your zombies that never occurred to you….

Thursday, April 25, 2013

To My Hero: A Blog of Our Journey Together - Danielle Sibarium

I'm super excited to welcome Danielle Sibarium to Say It With Books! Today I'll be featuring  her NA Contemporary Romance, To My Hero!
Merch Girl by Rebecca Lewis
Author: Danielle Sibarium
Title: To My Hero: A Blog of Our Journey Together
Expected Publication: April 2013
Synopsis:

It would’ve been different if I had courage, even an ounce of it. But I was a coward from the day I met you, Ryan Crowley. I still am. In the end it doesn’t matter. The bottom line is the same. It’s my fault. 

When the unthinkable happens Carly Cavanough is left beaten, betrayed, and devastated. Her best friend doesn’t understand. Her parents won’t listen. Everyone in her life turns against her. She’s alone. Completely alone, except for Ryan Crowley, the boy she’s been crushing on for years. She won’t admit to him what she can’t admit to herself. But he understands without words. He knows more about what she’s going through than she can possibly imagine and he knows what it will take to start the healing. 

With Ryan’s help Carly begins to piece together the fragments of her once perfect life and embarks on a journey of love and healing, just long enough for the rug to be pulled out from under her again. Can she find the strength and will to pull herself together to save Ryan and herself when their lives are on the line?

Sounds great, doesn't it? :) So go on, add it to your TBR list!
To My Hero will be released in a few days so I'm super excited for it. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Review: Flash - Barbara Morgenroth


 
Title: Flash
Series: Flash # 1
Author: Barbara Morgenroth
Published: September 29th 2011 by DashingBook
Format: ebook 
Website: Author's Goodreads Page
Source: Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review


When Kip “I lied about being 18 for so long, it seemed like the truth” Chanin, arrives in Los Angeles with her mother who wants to work in Hollywood, it doesn’t take her long to understand that this is a factory town and the product is an illusion. To help support her two-person family, Kip grits her teeth, puts aside being a news photographer and becomes a paparazzi.

 Kip’s first photo is of Alex Milne, the handsome and volatile young actor. That one photo changes both their lives. An evening being detained in the Beverly Hills Police Station expands Kip’s world and opportunities both wanted and unwanted confront her. To lasting shock and pain, Kip learns the identity of her father and she sets out to solve a murder that’s been gossiped about in Hollywood for the last 80 years, tainting the Milne family to the present day. 

 One thing Kip learns to her core is that life is real even in a city dedicated to creating illusions. 

 PG-13 Some mature themes
                                                                                                                   
My Thoughts

I've always wanted to know what was going on in the mind of a photographer. Especially when they capture beautiful pictures that just makes us want to stare at it all day.

Flash gave me that. And I'm glad that I got to know what Kip Chanin was thinking all throughout the book.

I admire the strength of the lead character, Kip. She was used to taking care of herself ever since, because her mother wasn't exactly the best mom that one can have. She's lying to people about her age, when in fact she was not really 18.

And here comes Alex, the actor who helped Kip have a job by just taking a photo of him. I was surprised when Alex contacted Kip and told her he wanted his pictures taken. And I loved the way Kip photographed Alex. That scene, where Kip acted that she was late and kept Alex waiting really got him over the edge and guess what? In that moment, he showed her the real Alex and that was what Kip wanted to capture and not the boy-next-door image that everybody else always sees.

There were times when I really believed that Kip was older because she is so mature and she knows what she wants. She has determination and she is independent. 

I was just quite confused with the mystery involved in this story, about Alex's family. And also, I think that the relationship of Alex and Kip was underdeveloped. They only knew each other for a short amount of time and they didn't have many 'moments' in the book, that's why I was not really into the romance part of it. There were also times where the author will surprise us because both characters have such strong personalities and they clash, but in the end, they always seem to complement each other even if they both have flaws.

One character that I also loved was Bay, because she was like the mother of Kip in this story. Yes, she is tough, but the author slowly unraveled her and in some way, she has still has this golden heart which makes her more passionate and caring. 

Another thing that I loved was the setting. It was in L.A. And we all believe that L.A. is a city where our dreams can come true, but I admired Kip for getting to see the downside in living there. 

The ending also got me thinking about what will happen next and I really want to know what Kip and Alex will do to save the relationship that they have.

Quotes that I liked:
"Being in your presence is like getting a flu shot."
"If we don’t have honesty, we have nothing,"
"One shouldn’t become too emotionally invested in such random circumstances."
"Being apart from him meant enduring the persistent sense of a blank space in my life."
" Everyone lives with pain. But people find the strength to deal with it,not give in."
"Do you know what the poet Rainer Maria Rilke said? Beauty is the first degree of the terrible. There’s an equation, a correlation, between the two and Kip captured it."
    My Rating 


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Cover Reveal & Inspiration for Merch Girl - Rebecca Lewis

So today's I have a really awesome author on the blog-Everyone meet Rebecca Lewis!
Today I'll be doing the cover reveal for her debut, Merch Girl.
So go on take a look at the awesome-ness of Merch Girl!
Merch Girl by Rebecca Lewis
Author: Rebecca Lewis
Title: Merch Girl
Expected Date of Publication: May 4 2013
Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Lacey Kind doesn’t have the guts to talk to cute boys, isn’t a size two, and would rather stay home and listen to music than go to a party. But in the summer before her first year of college, she ends up thousands of miles away from home, in the back of a tour bus, underneath the half-naked body of the hottest teen rock star in the country.

When Lacey and her best friend Trina sneak into a Boston nightclub to see their favorite band, they not only get to watch their rock gods perform for the first time, but score a chance to meet the band too. Lacey’s heart races as she comes face-to-face with her idol, nineteen-year-old lead singer, Logan Shire.

The girls charm their way into being hired to sell merchandise on Lansdowne’s first summer tour. As “merch girls” Lacey and Trina quickly find themselves transported from their ordinary, suburban life to an exhilarating few months on the road. But they soon realize that life on the road isn’t always a smooth ride...
Sounds great, doesn't it? :) So go on, add it to your TBR list!
Music is a huge inspiration for me. Not just in writing my novel, Merch Girl, but in everyday life. The band that would change my life forever came around in 1997. I was thirteen and just starting High School when I heard Mmmbop on the radio. I was mesmerized; I couldn’t shake the song from my head!
My passion for Hanson’s music, and many other bands that came along the way after, fueled my interest in the music industry. I made my way into the Boston music scene in college where I worked promotions and sold merchandise for local and national bands, as well as holding internships for indie and major record labels in New York City.

The idea for Merch Girl was always swimming around in my head, and as I wrote it, these are some of the songs that kept me going:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Friday Finds (02)

Friday Finds is an event hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading where we showcase the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

Nuzaifa's Friday Find:


Author: Margaret Atwood
Title: The Handmaid's Tale
Published: 1985

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now...
Why I added it to my TBR? Dystopia and feminism-What's not to love?
Rachel's Friday Find:

Author: Vanessa Curtis
Title: Zelah Green
Published: Oct 1 2011

My Name is Zelah Green and I’m a cleanaholic.

I spend most of my life running away from germs. And dirt. And people. And I’m just about doing OK and then my stepmother packs me off to some kind of hospital to live with a load of strangers. It’s stuck in the middle of nowhere. Great. There’s Alice who’s anorexic. Caro who cuts herself. Silent Sol who has the cutest smile. And then there’s me.
Why I added it to my TBR? Very interesting title and blurb. A friend of mine recommended this to me and I trust her. :) Need I say more? :)

 So tell us what did you add to your TBR this week? If you have a Friday Finds post please feel free link us up! Happy Reading! :)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cover Reveal + Teaser: Are You Mine? by N.K. Smith

Today is a special day because it's the first day of my vacation from school (YAY!) and it's my very first cover reveal!






So now, who doesn't fancy a story of young love?
We are very lucky to have N.K. Smith today on our blog for the cover reveal of her latest novel. Everyone say hi to N.K.! :)

 Are you ready to be captivated by the story and the stunning cover made by Mae I Design and Photography and photography by Poly Mendes Photography? So now, let me present you the lovely cover of Are You Mine? ...

Title: Are You Mine?
Author: N.K. Smith
Published: June 2013-Free Yourself Press
Synopsis:

Human connection? Who needs it?

Ever since she can remember, wealthy but weary Saige Armstrong has felt different from her peers in Pechimu, New Jersey. With only one good friend to her name, she has navigated the complicated halls of high school and is now faced with the timeless question: Now what? 

Fox Harrington, a fun-loving, socially charismatic graffiti artist uses his passions to color his world exactly how he wants it. He knows exactly where his life is headed. That is, until he meets Saige. 

A summer project links the two together, making a tentative friendship bloom into romance, but despite their affection for each other, fundamental beliefs and ways of thinking threaten to destroy all they have built. 

In this tender story of young love, N.K. Smith delivers a striking tale of two people standing on the precipice of adult life.

Don't forget to add it on your TBR list! :)


    Teaser

           Before I know it, he’s really close to me. Our bodies so close they are touching. He moves his hand from my wrist, so now our palms are together, fingers interlaced. Fox’s other hand is against the small of my back. My cheek rests against his chest. I hold my breath. 

          It’s awkward at first, but as I relax into his body and allow him to move us, I can see the private dance for what it is. An exchange. I breathe in and feel his chest rise against mine. He’s giving me a little bit of his calm. I don’t know if it’s on purpose or if I’m making it all up because I’ve spent too much time talking to Val about his new-aged hippie ideas on energy, but for some reason, it doesn’t matter right now. All that matters is that I’m pressed against him in this little basement where no one can see us, and he’s holding me like I’ve never let anyone do before.

Meet the Author 

Based in the American Midwest, N.K. Smith is a Technical Writer for a Fortune 100 company. The author of the Old Wounds Series, Ghosts of Our Pasts, and My Only, she is a mother of two who finds the time to write very early in the morning when the rest of the world is still fast asleep.

An avid lover of history, art, music, books, and people, she is interested in telling stories that speak to the human condition.




Connect with N.K.
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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Katja's 25 & The Sea of Tranquility Giveaway

1. I hate all classic Thanksgiving food - especially mashed potatoes. The thought of eating mashed potatoes makes me gag. My mom makes me baked ziti on Thanksgiving so that I’ll eat.
2. When I absolutely love a book, I buy multiple copies because I have to have ALL the covers.
3. I married my prom date. It should also be noted that my prom dress had five bows and nine million sequins on it.
4. I think chocolate covered pretzels are proof that God loves me.
5. I have inappropriate feelings for Jim Caviezel. 

6. If I had had a son, I would have named him after Rainer Maria Rilke.
7. I think nice people and sarcasm are underrated.
8. I’m the worst liar ever. If they award that title at some point in time, I should win it hands down.
9. I am obsessed with Costco. I’m trying to convince them to let me move in.
10. My favorite Muppet is Beaker.

11. I love the song Tarzan Boy. Sometimes I listen to it on repeat. I feel no shame over this.
12. I can’t whistle. At all.
13. I am completely antisocial. I can go more than a week at a time without ever leaving my house and it doesn’t bother me.
14. I suck at small talk. (See #13)
15. I hate glitter.
16. I have an overzealous love for the show Victorious. I use my daughters as an excuse to watch it. 

17. When I was young, I wouldn’t swim in the deep end of the pool because I was convinced there was a shark under there that I couldn’t see.
18. If you don’t know what an ROUS is, you are either far too young or we are not friends. 

19. I can’t watch horror movies. They scare the hell out of me.
20. I’m fanatical about Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. I would risk stalking charges for her. It would be worth it. 

21. I don’t find leather pants attractive.
22. I’m making it my life’s mission to find a way to bring back Morton’s cinnamon donuts. The world is a better place with them in it.

23. My Antonia is my favorite classic novel. It’s such a beautiful, poignant, atmospheric book. I want to hit people over the head with it to get them to read it but I’m not quite sure how successful that technique would be.
24. I’m a plant murderer. I kill them all. Even the impossible to kill ones. I’ve given up. I can’t handle the sense of failure.
25. When I lived in New York, I used to lay in bed on Saturday mornings and watch the mice chase each other across the floor. I don’t miss the mice. I do miss the pizza and The Strand.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Review: The Sea of Tranquility - Katja Millay



Title: The Sea of Tranquility
AuthorKatja Millay
Published: Nov 13 2102-Atria Books
Format: ebook
Source: Received a copy from the author/publisher in exchange for a honest review

Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.
Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.
Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.
The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.
Nuzaifa: Hi everyone! Welcome to our first chat review *fingers crossed*
Okay characters-What did you think of Josh and Nastya?
Rachel: Hmm can I say that I think for me, Josh's situation is very different from Nastya?
Nuzaifa: How so?
Rachel: Every single person in his family was taken away from him at a very young age while for Nastya; we can see that her family was always there for her, never leaving her side.
Nuzaifa: True, although she didn't really appreciate the fact that they were there for her.
Rachel: Yes, that's right. She kept on shutting them down and she didn't even want to talk to them.
Nuzaifa: But Nastya was also super strong 'cause a lesser person would have fallen apart if they had to go through everything that she went through.
Rachel: Speaking of Nastya, what did you think of her when reading the first few pages of the book? 
Nuzaifa: Rude, funny and kinda closed off? She was really snarky and this helped lighten the tone of the book. 
Rachel: Yes, I also thought that about her too, but she was really witty.
She had me at 
"He’s the kind of good-looking that transforms once self-respecting females into useless puddles of dumbass."

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Review: Terra - Gretchen Powell


Title: Terra
Author: Gretchen Powell
Published: Dec 12 2102-Hopewell Media
Format: Paperback
Websitewww.gretchenpowell.com
Source: Received a copy from the author in exchange for a honest review

A broken and desolate Earth. A young girl struggling to survive. A lost boy with a powerful secret.A discovery that will change everything.In the distant wake of a plague that has decimated the Earth's population, humanity is split in two: The rich and powerful live in skycities that float overhead, while those who remain on the ground have gathered in settlements strewn across a dying planet. Eighteen-year-old Terra Rhodon is a terrestrial--a denizen of the barren groundworld--who makes her living as a scav. Long abandoned by her father, her caregivers gone, Terra supports herself and her younger brother, Mica, by scouring the earth for discarded scraps and metals to recycle for profit. One day, while on a routine scavenging run, she discovers something that shocks her home settlement of Genesis X-16. When the value of her discovery is revealed, Terra's world is turned upside down.Terra suddenly finds herself asking questions no one will answer. Her search for the truth leads her to Adam--a beguiling skydweller unlike any she has ever met. But Adam has secrets and a quest of his own, and with him by her side, the world Terra thought she knew begins to unravel. Soon her discoveries unearth a terrifying conspiracy that has the potential to shatter everything--a revelation that will test the bonds of loyalty, family, and love.
My Thoughts 
Gretchen Powell’s debut is a YA dystopian with a sci-fi twist. The science fiction part was a surprise, a pleasant surprise nevertheless.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Indie-Self Published Author Event June 2013

Before I began blogging the terms 'Indie and Self-Published Authors' meant nothing to me. But in the past few months I've been lucky enough to meet and work with a lot of people from this amazing community! They are fun, professional and talented individuals. They are easy to work with and so far I have never had issues with any of them. 
So I've decided to do a little something to help connect these Indie and Self Published Authors with other book bloggers and readers.
Throughout the month of June, we will be hosting a bunch of these great authors as a part of the Indie and Self Published Author Event. Our ultimate goal in hosting this event is to spread the word about all those awesome undiscovered books.
Authors: If you'd like to participate in this event please sign-up using the Google Doc form given below and we will contact you as soon as possible. You can sign up for a maximum of 3 features(i.e. review, guest post, interview, giveaway, promo etc.)
*Please note that although we'd love to include everybody that's not possible so signing up does not guarantee a spot in the event.
Bloggers: Rachel and I will be hosting the main event here on our blog,Say It With Books. But we would also love to include you guys in this event!
You are more than welcome to host one or more Indie and Self Published Authors on your blog in June as a part of this event. You can choose to feature the author and his/her books by doing a review, guest post, interview, giveaway or a promo. Please use the form given below to sign up. :)

Once you sign up for the event don't forget to grab this button and add it to your sidebar!
Thank you very much for your love and support, we are very excited for this event!
Say It With Books Indie-Self Published Author Event June 2013



If you do have any suggestions/questions please leave a comment and we will try our best to respond! :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Interview With An Author Who Enraptured Us All: S.C. Stephens

                            

I think by now, you all know how much I love the Thoughtless series by S.C. Stephens. And if you follow me on Twitter, you'll notice that every now and then I tweet quotes from Thoughtless, Effortless and Reckless as well. 

Just a few weeks ago, I also bought Collision Course on Amazon because I've been hearing great things about it and a lot of my friends who also love the THOUGHTLESS series told me that I should also read this one. And I'll update you guys about it when I start reading it. I'm sure it'll be another strikingly beautiful book by S.C.!

And today, we are really very honored to share with you guys our interview with the brilliant author behind the series that captivated all of us.. Please welcome, Miss S.C. Stephens! 
  • Can you say that you and Kiera have some similarities? And if you were Kiera, would you also choose Kellan in the end just like what happened in Thoughtless? Why or why not?
Yes, I would say Kiera and I have some similarities. In some ways we’re very different, but we have a lot of the same quirks and insecurities. Hmmm, I’m not sure if I would choose Kellan or not. It’s easy to say yes when it’s a fictional situation, but in real life…I’d be even more leery of Kellan than she was.
  • What is your favorite line in the series? Just one line from one person. (Can be from any of the characters.)
Oh gosh, there are way too many favorites to pick just one! I can’t decide. Hmmm, here are some of my favorites from each character:

Kellan: “I thought I had everything I needed, but only because I didn’t let myself want anything. And then I saw you, and you burned a hole straight through me. I have never wanted anything more in my life. And I have never been more terrified in all my life. In all my life.”

Kiera: “Because I love you more than any one person should be allowed to love someone.”

Griffin: “You can see her now. She’s absolutely beautiful…perfect, just like her mom.”

Anna: “All I have is nice hair and a great rack. What the hell do I have to offer a kid?”

Evan: “I don’t think he ever really understood why we did that, why we moved here with him. I don’t think he grasped that we believed in him and loved him, like family. I still don’t think he grasps that.”

Matt: “Dude, he's Australian...not a pirate.”

Denny: “Do you see now, how that doesn't work for me? I don't want to be there, simply because the idea of me being gone is too...scary. I want to be someone's everything. I want fire and passion, and love that's returned, equally. I want to be someone's heart... Even if it means breaking my own.”

  • Were there scenes in the books you found hard to write because of the intensity of the emotions? And have you ever cried while writing several scenes? If yes, can you please tell us which one of them?
Yes, there were several scenes that made me tear up: the end of Thoughtless, Anna’s situation in Effortless, several scenes in Reckless that I won’t mention for spoilers sake. The hard scenes are the easiest for me to write though. They’re my absolute favorite.

  • If you could be a character in one of your series or novels, who would you be and why?
That’s a tossup between Anna and Kellan. I just love how confident they are.
  • What would you like to say to all your fans out there from around the world who continue to support you?
From the bottom of my heart, thank you! I wouldn’t be here without you!

ABOUT S.C. STEPHENS

S.C. Stephens is an independent author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.
Her first attempt at a full-length novel was Thoughtless. She wrote the angst-filled love triangle in early 2009 and published it that summer on FictionPress. Amazed and surprised by the response, more stories were quick to follow. 
Conversion, the first novel in a three story vampire series, was released in the fall. Collision Course, a tragic, yet hopeful tale of love and loss was released in early 2010. The second Conversion novel came out next, along with It’s All Relative, a different take on a one night stand story. 
In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys reading other people’s fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer’s block reducing music, heading out to the movie theaters, and spending quality time with her children. 
You can contact Stephens at ThoughtlessRomantic@gmail.com

Thank you for granting us this interview, Miss S.C.! I hope that we can do more interviews in the future with you. You will surely make our followers happy and of course, all your fans from around the world! More power to you, and we love you! 


Okay girls, gotta go, I have another appointment! And guess who he is. Tee hee. K.K. 





Saturday, April 6, 2013

Cover Reveal: What's Left Of Us - Ari Tucker

So today's I have a really awesome author on the blog-Everyone say hi to Ari Tucker!
Today I'll be doing the cover reveal for her debut, What's Left of Us.
So go on take a look at the awesome-ness of What's Left of Us!
What's Left of Us - Ari Tucker
Author: Ari Tucker
Title: What's Left of Us
Expected Date of Publication: Summer 2013
Cover Designed byCover It! Designs
Synopsis:
A year ago their lives were changed forever.

Calla Jensen, a college freshman at University of Alabama, can’t move on. She doesn't deserve it. But time doesn't stop for anybody, and no matter how much she fights it, making new friends and leaving her past behind is inevitable.
When her roommate makes her go to her first college party, she doesn't expect to come face to face with the person whose life she almost ruined. Old wounds open up and together they must come to terms with the events that led to three best friends being torn apart.
But Calla has a secret, and it could destroy the fragile ties she is slowly building back with the people she loves.

What happened the day everything fell apart?
Gorgeous, isn't it? :) So go on, add it to your TBR list!