Friday, November 27, 2015

Addiction Fiction Friday: #Giveaway #Yallfest2015 Interview with Julie Kagawa ~ Review The Iron Warrior

Welcome to Addiction Fiction Friday where we feature a book of fiction that will become your new addiction. Today I am excited to bring you The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa. I loved this book and have all the feels right now.




The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa
(The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #3)
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin Teen; 384 pages
Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars


The Iron Prince—my nephew—betrayed us all.

He killed me.

Then, I woke up.

Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned to learn that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was temporarily torn away. Although humankind's glimpse of the world of Faery lasted just a brief moment, the human world has been cast into chaos, and the emotion and glamour produced by fear and wonder has renewed the tremendous power of the Forgotten Queen. Now, she is at the forefront of an uprising against the courts of Summer and Winter—a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever.

Leading the Lady's Forgotten Army is Keirran himself: Ethan's nephew, and the traitor son of the Iron Queen, Meghan Chase.To stop Keirran, Ethan must disobey his sister once again as he and his girlfriend, Kenzie, search for answers long forgotten. In the face of unprecedented evil and unfathomable power, Ethan's enemies must become his allies, and the world of the fey will be changed forevermore.



Review:



Thank you Harlequin Teen for a copy of The Iron Warrior for review. This in no way affected my opinion.





I got to read this on my way to Yallfest and was so excited. I love the Iron Fey series and was dying to know how Julie would end the series. Well she did not disappoint. While we got a glimpse of the characters we love in the last 2 books in The Iron Warrior Julie brings everything you love all together for one epic finale.


Keirran has done the unforgivable and killed his uncle or so he thought. The real question is, is he beyond saving. Will Ethan be able to break the prophecy and save his family? Will the never never fall for good? I loved reading and devouring the pages jut to find out.


Their were intense creepy moments, moments of tears and moments of absolute joy at seeing characters remembered. I am a huge Razor fan. I want my own little Razor. He was adorable and hilarious at moments you needed that. Thank you Julie for creating such a fantastic world I will cherish forever. If you have not read this series you must and if you have and are scared for it all to end do not be. This is a must read!!!


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Interview with Julie Kagawa



What was your favorite scene out of all of the iron fey to write?

If I were to choose both from the original. The first one is the very end of Iron Queen. When Meghan and Ash are under the tree and she orders him away. It was so heartbreaking and people cried. I really love that scene. Cause I love making people cry. My other favorite scene is the happily ever after. Even though I was not going to give them a happily ever after when Ash makes it back. The final pages of Iron Knight are my favorites.


And are you team Ash?


So you may ask Team Ash or Team Puck.


I am. Now that the series is over I can say I am team Ash.

Who is your favorite character to write at of all of The Iron Fey series?

Ash. Then Grimalkin is an extremely close second.

What are you working on besides you Talon series?

Right now nothing. I have 3 more books of Talon. It is a 5 book series. So after that I don't know. The future is open so I do not know what I will write.

Have you heard anything on movie news on Talon?

Not yet. They are still in negotiations. Everything is still kind of hazy. 

Will you always stay in YA or do you want to write outside the YA Genre?

Right now I would say YA. I love the Genre. I love the age group. I just love it. I love my teens and I love my not teens. I did write an adult Novella the pre-quel to Immortal Rules. It is an adult Novella and it was in the anthology Til the World Ends and I really struggled with it. I since decided I love writing for teens because of my maturity level so for now I am sticking with YA. 

What was your favorite read this year?

I do not get a lot of time to read now sadly. I did read An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and it was awesome. I really enjoyed that.

What is the coolest thing a fan has ever done for you?

Oh my goodness. So many I get drawings and people show up in costumes. They give me so many gifts. It is very cool. It is amazing. I do not think I could pin it down to a favorite, favorite. I love my fans. My fans are the best fans in the whole world. 



Thank you so much Julie for taking the time out of your very busy schedule to sit down and chat with me and answer my questions.





About the Author


Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.
When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time (okay, at least the illustrations did), but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a
real job.

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full time.

Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, an obnoxious cat, an Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and a hyper-active Papillion.




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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Friday Reveal: #Giveaway #Win #M9BFridayReveals Cover Reveal – Rise (Order of the Krigers) by Jennifer Anne Davis

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!

This week, we are revealing the cover for
Rise (The Order of the Krigers #1) by Jennifer Anne Davis
an upcoming Month9Books Title!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
 
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Rise (The Order of the Krigers #1) by Jennifer Anne Davis 
Publication Date: May 17, 2016 
Publisher: Month9Books

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun


Heir to the Sky by 
Hardcover384 pages
Expected publication: April 26th 2016 
by Harlequin TEEN



Goodreads Description: 

As heir to a kingdom of floating continents, Kali has spent her life bound by limits—by her duties as a member of the royal family; by a forced betrothal to the son of a nobleman; and by the edge of the only world she’s ever known—a small island hovering above a monster-ridden earth, long since uninhabited by humans. She is the Eternal Flame of Hope for what’s left of mankind, the wick and the wax burning in service for her people, and for their revered Phoenix, whose magic keeps them aloft.

When Kali falls off the edge of her kingdom and miraculously survives, she is shocked to discover there are still humans on the earth. Determined to get home, Kali entrusts a rugged monster-hunter named Griffin to guide her across a world overrun by chimera, storm dragons, basilisks, and other terrifying beasts. But the more time she spends on earth, the more dark truths she begins to uncover about her home in the sky, and the more resolute she is to start burning for herself.
 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I am thankful for



Thank you The Broke and the Bookish for organizing the fun Top Ten Tuesday and for the meme!



November 24th: 10 Authors I am thankful for.




These Authors are special to me for different reasons and have always gone above and beyond for me. I am so grateful for each and every one. I hope each one individually will know why they made my list.

1. Sophie Jordan



2. Amber Garr


3. Leigh Bardugo

4. Anna Banks

5. Kimberly Derting

6. J. Barton Mitchell

7 & 8. Lindsey Pogue & Lindsey Fairleigh

9. Julie Kagawa

10. Marie Lu



Come back next week December 1: Top Ten 2016 Debuts Novels We Are Looking Forward To

Book Blitz: #Giveaway #Win Before The Dawn (The Ending #4) by Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue ~ Excerpt


Before the Dawn
Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue
(The Ending #4)
Publication date: November 20th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Romance



A year ago, the Virus killed off most people in the world. 
A year ago, strange things started happening to those who survived. Some of them transformed into something dark and sinister, while others evolved, becoming something more, something beyond human.
A year ago, Dani and Zoe were lost. They traversed the country to find one another, losing some of the people dearest to them along the way. They fought for their right to simply live, uncovered long-buried secrets, and discovered irreversible truths. And after everything Dani and Zoe have been through—even with the battle wounds that they bear—they’re still not safe. 
It’s time for the struggling to end, for survivors to take back their lives, their families, their safety. It’s time to really begin to live, and to do that, they must wait for the first rays of dawn.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

M9B Friday Reveal: Cover Reveal - The Requiem Red by Brynn Chapman with #Giveaway #M9BFridayReveals

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!
This week, we are revealing the cover for
The Requiem Red by Brynn Chapman
an upcoming Month9Books Title!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
 
The Requeim Red

Title: The Requiem Red 
Publication date: 2016 
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC. 
Author: Brynn Chapman



Patient Twenty-nine.
A monster roams the halls of Soothing Hills Asylum. Three girls dead. 29 is endowed with the curse…or gift of perception. She hears messages in music, sees lyrics in paintings. And the corn. A lifetime asylum resident, the orchestral corn music is the only constant in her life.
Mason, a new, kind orderly, sees 29 as a woman, not a lunatic. And as his belief in her grows, so does her self- confidence. That perhaps she might escape, might see the outside world.
But the monster has other plans. The missing girl's share one common thread...each was twenty-nine's cell mate.
Will she be next?
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About-the-Author
 
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Brynn Chapman is published in Historical and Historical Fantasy Romance for adult books. She also writes under R.R. Smythe for Young Adult Historical Fantasy.
Website- www.brynnchapmanauthor.com She also blogs with the wonderful authors, Grace Burrowes, Hope Ramsay, Alix Rickloff and many others at http://blameitonthemuse.com
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Fallon's Interview Danielle Paige #Yallfest2015 @EpicReads

I was so excited to sit down with the adorable Danielle Paige. I wish I had gotten pictures of her fabulous attire everyday. I did manage to get a picture of her and the other Authors for the Hollywood Squares. Next years goal is to get a picture with Danielle.



Yallfest had the fabulous Dorthy Must Die sunglasses and even Tristan could not help but rock them in line.







Danielle Paige interview



Favorite scene to write? 
The scene where Pete comes out


Hardest character to write? 
I do not find the characters hard to write their voices are there. My biggest challenge is Stealing Snow since it is a new world I am immersing myself in. 



You were the actress who played in in Guiding Light right would you act again? 
I love you for that but I wrote on the show. (I swear you look like the girl who played a model LOL) I love you for that seriously. (Danielle was an extra for a couple episodes On Guiding Light) 



So would you go back to writing for tv? 
Yes totally



Would you write your own screen play if optioned for movie or tv?
I totally would if the opportunity presented itself 

Lightning Round

Favorite TV show? 
Orphan Black




Coffee or Tea?
Coffee




Book in 1 word? 
Wicked




Thank you Danielle Paige for taking the time out of your busy schedule to sit down in between signing to do this interview.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

M9B Two for Thursday Book Blitz: #Giveaway #Win Lifer by Beck Nicholas & A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley w/ #T4T

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Welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books!

Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy, and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!
You just might find your next read!

This week, #T4T presents to you:
Lifer by Beck Nicholas and A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Waiting on Wednesday: Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell


Unhooked by 
Hardcover352 pages
Expected publication: February 2nd 2016 
by Simon Pulse


Goodreads Description:

For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.

But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.

The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.

With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?
 

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Tristan's #Yallfest2015 Interview with Author C. Alexander London


Tristan was so excited to sit down with the Author of his favorite book of 2015!


















Press for his first event with an interview. Thank you so much Alex for setting aside the time to do the interview and making it absolutely unforgettable.





He has since put (The) in front of Wild Ones. but he wrote The Wild Ones on everything he could.


If you have not checked out The Wild Ones or are looking for the perfect Middle Grade present then look no further this is it.


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Also do not forget to check out Tristan's review of The Wild One's if you have not already


Monday, November 16, 2015

Blog Tour: #Giveaway to #Win Design the Life You Love by Ayse Birsel ~ Excerpt





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ABOUT DESIGN THE LIFE YOU LOVE:



A joyful, inspirational guide to building the life you've always dreamed of, using the principles and creative process of an award-winning product designer.



Life, just like a design problem, is full of constraints-time, money, age, location, and circumstances. You can’t have everything, so you have to be creative to make what you want and what you need co-exist. Design the Life You Love is a joyful, inspirational guide to building the life you’ve always wanted, using the principles and creative process of an award-winning product designer. Through four steps that reveal hidden skills and wisdom, anyone can design a life they love!







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How To Write A Book, From A Non-Author!
5 easy tricks from Ayse Birsel, author of Design the Life You Love

It took me three years to write my book. I realized afterwards that having some simple rituals is key to writing. Here are some of my rituals that I developed, little things that helped me a lot to write Design the Life You Love.

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01. Make Tea:

I make tea as a way to send my brain a signal that I am going to do something creative. It’s my starting point. What is your signal to yourself? Maybe you already have one. Or you can make one up: make tea, coffee, hot chocolate, play music, sharpen your favorite pencil, or put on your most comfy t-shirt. Just a short ritual that will mark the beginning of your process. 

If you want to learn about The Creative Habits of other artists, turn to Mason Currey’s great book, Daily Rituals.


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02. Same Time, Same Place, Everyday:

I realized that sitting down to draw and write at the same place, same time simplified my process. For me this was really early in the morning at the kitchen table, for one hour, everyday, even over the weekends and vacations! This translated into about 10 drawings a day that I then wrote about.

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03. Play your game:

David Brooks, in his book The Social Animal, talks about a great tennis player who loses her match as soon as she starts thinking about winning. I found this happening to me when writing and I’d just freeze! Worst enemy of your best work is worrying about winning. Just play your game, without thinking about the end result.

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04. Find your voice:

Finding my voice for me was realizing that I am an author who draws. Drawing is my voice. It’s how I express my ideas. The trick for me was drawing my ideas and then writing about them. That is why my book has drawings on every page. What is your voice? In other words, what do you like doing best?

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05. Create your own entourage:

Writing is a solitary affair. But a book takes an entourage (like the TV series!). An entourage of friends, and friends of friends. Mine is—Leah as my coach, Bibi as the Illustrator guru, Rona, as the designer of my draft copy; Uwe sent me an app to create my fonts, Jocelyn connected me with Meg, my agent, who pitched the book to Ten Speed Press, my publisher.

Who is your coach, your design help, your connectors, your support system? Make a list of the people you will want to thank at the end of the book and start involving them in your work!


Design the Life You Love: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future is Ayse Birsel’s new book, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. More on Ayse Birsel at www.aysebirsel.com and on Twitter, aysebirselseck.






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