Friday, December 21, 2012

Feature & Follow #18

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers. But you have to know, the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

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Here’s this week’s question:

What have you learned from book blogging that you didn't know before about the publishing industry?
Through book blogging, I have learnt that readers are extremely supportive, not only of those writers who have agents and publish thier books through publishing houses, but also of Indie-authors who are courageous enough to venture out on their own.
I am an Indie-author and I am greatly appreciative of all the support and encouragement which has been given to me by my fellow book bloggers.

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So what's your FF?

To play along visit Parajunkee & Alison Can Read.

Follow them, follow their Featured Blogs and then visit as many blogs as you can, posting your answer.

And don't forget to leave your link in the comments section below!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Swoon Thursday #18 - Reckless Magic

The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme. Here's how it works.

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog!

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Reckless Magic
Rachel Higginson
Yes, I know I posted this book as my Teaser on Tuesday. But being in the middle of that very busy time of the year which we refer to as Christmas, I haven't had a lot of time for reading this past week.
Kiran stared into my eyes for several seconds looking for something I was not sure I possessed. The intensity of his expression left me breathless and the closeness of his magic made me dizzy. The electricity ran between us wildly, igniting a lightening storm in my veins.
Suddenly, his lips were against mine, and his hand tangled in my hair. He kissed me hungrily, pressing me against his body and wrapping me up in his magic. I kissed him back as if I couldn't breathe without him. Every place our bodies touched felt like a thousand degrees; he kissed me passionately, leaving my mouth for only a second to kiss my neck and jaw line, but then he was back to my lips with even more passion. I heard him sigh sweetly as though he waited for this kiss for a very long time.
I've almost completed this book now, and I have to say, that although it started slow, it has turned out to be quite an enjoyable read.  The magic which flows between Kiran and Edan is electrifying.

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So what do you think?
If you liked my SWOON, please leave a comment



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #18 Reckless Magic

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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This weeks Teaser Tuesday comes from a novel I've only just started.
Reckless Magic
Rachel Higginson
16 year old Eden Matthews has been in and out of private schools for the last two years. Kingsley is her last chance to finish high school and she is determined to simply do that. But when she meets Kiran Kendrick and her world opens to something she thought only existed in fairy tales, she's unsure what her future will hold. Suddenly she is captivated by a boy who seems to be the source of all of her problems and struggling to rescue her best friend from a foreign prison. When attempts are made on Kiran's life, Eden alone must save him. Thrust into a world that is more make-believe than reality, Eden has to find her own destiny without losing those she loves most. Reckless is an intricate story of mystery, adventure, magic and love. Eden Matthews is an unlikely heroine set on a path to save the world and her loved ones before its too late.

Now for the Tease:
"What are you wearing?" He took another step closer and lifted the hem of my sweatshirt with one finger, letting his other fingers brush lightly against my thigh.
I couldn't move. I couldn't think. I couldn't do anything with him that close.
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Did you enjoy??

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or if you don't have a blog, then please leave your ‘teasers’ in the comment section below!

Happy Teasing!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Stacking the Shelves # 14

Just a quick reminder that Michelle over at Book Briefs is still running a Giveaway for my novel
Mystery Falls
If you would like to win a copy, head on over there by clicking the link below:
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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.

Okay, so what did I add to my shelf this week.
 Two books from two of my favorite authors.

I love both of these series and am completely undecided as to which to read first.

So what did you add to your shelf?
I'd really like to know.
Please leave a comment below.