Monday, October 31, 2011

Soon to come....

Soon, I will be hosting a giveaway for Lizzy Fords new book

Synopsis: Caught in the war between the White and Black Gods, Sofia and her rare gift bring victory to he who grabs her first. Her difficult transition from human to oracle forces her into a new world, where she struggles in her role as Damian’s mate and to help a mysterious man who’s supposed to be dead.

  Which I am super duper excited about... If you haven't heard of Lizzie, check her out at ... So defiantly check that out

Sunday, October 30, 2011

News Update

  WEll usually I have to ask authors for interviews or to review there books but in a course of a week I have got 2 requests  for me to review there book(s)  and you know me  I cant turn down the oppurtunity to try books that are different from what I usually read. One of them are " episodes" and they have to do with Sicilian Valley and computers so that's definitely different from the usual teen romances I read so i really cant wait to start on the series and then a middle school novel about dragons so I cant wait to read both of them. :) You people are great..

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Interview with M. Leighton

1) Who is your favorite author at the moment?
I don’t know if I have a favorite. There are so many good ones, so many good series I’m hooked on.
2) First time to fall in love with a book?
I was probably 15 or 16 and the book was The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It’s an amazing historical romance that got me hooked on love for life.
3) Where did you get your ideas for your characters like,Bo , Ridley, Ec...?
They come to me as if I’m meeting them for the first time at a coffee shop or something. I meet them and then, little by little, learn what makes them tick as I write about them. My writing process is truly bizarre in that I do very little planning. I just let my mind wander and, for the most part, the books write themselves.
4) Favorite character from any book, who would it be?
Grandma Mazur from Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels. That woman is as crazy as she is old and funny.
5) Do you have a most obsessed fan?
LOL I don’t know that I would call any of them “obsessed” per se, but I have several diehard fans and I love and adore each and every one of them. They brighten my days more often than I can tell you.
6) Tell us about yourself:
I’m a Southerner, although I have an affinity for the colder climes of the North. I love the water and movies and chocolate and coffee. I spend my days writing about love, my nights dreaming about love and my life living love through my friends, my family and, yes, readers. I couldn’t ask for more.
7) Your advice to the writers of the world?
If you love it, don’t ever stop. Yes, it gets discouraging sometimes. Yes, it’s hard sometimes. Yes, it’s tempting to throw in the towel. But DON’T. It’s more worth it than you’ll ever know.
8) Did you have any trouble writing any parts of your book?
The back cover is one of the hardest things for me to write. I don’t know why, but they stress me out something terrible. You should also know that I’m a huge dork:D
9) Best Book Boyfriend from any book?
Edward Cullen, of course. hehe
10) Do you prefer e books or print books?
Either, as long as I can read, I’m good!

I would love to thank M. Leighton for taking the time to answering a few of  my questions . She is one amazing author whos books I can not wait to read more of. I can tell you this much- she wont disappoint you  I promise you that. 

Find Michelle Leighton's books at : 
Barnes and Noble

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Odd Fact Daily

Report Cards came out about 2 weeks ago and my grades were the following:
100/ Math
100/ eastern Hemisphere Studies
100/ Choir
99/ ICT (Computer Class)
98/ Elnglish/ Reading...

My mother frowned at the 98 and said it should have been higher... Yes it was kinda sad in English but I can pull it up eventually

Monday, October 17, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

Well here is my In My Mailbox..... Also that random Hiya Chica was to my 2 year old sister who was standing by me.. So...Ignore the bad hair also, I did not brush my hair when I got home.... So i'm a mess so far :)
Started by The Story Siren

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Just 4 more.....

 Just 4 more followers til 20 and the big giveaway... So Just tell your friends to follow and I will do a happy dance and sing all day long along with a giveaway when I hit the 20 followers

Review of Grounded

Title: Grounded
Author: Constance Sharper
Publisher:  Constance Sharper (Indie)
Source: Bought for my Nook on release day
Rating:  5/5 Nooks


 At last, Avery thought that she had made it back to a normal high school life-- except for the death threats on her head and the harpie in her backyard. Trouble never stays far away though, and Mikhail hatches a plan that endangers life as she knows it. Avery is drawn back into a vicious harpie war and is finally forced to confront her relationship with Mason whether she is ready to or not.

  Grounded. I  felll in love with the sequel to Airborne. Yet, even more I fell in love with this book I fell in love with two male Harpies. Patrick the playboy and Mason, Avery's addiction. Okay, so when I said Avery's  addiction, I  meant my addiction.  I kept imagining me in Avery's place when kissing Mason and that one little kiss with Patrick. Lets put it this way: Constance Sharper has made me fall in love with imaginary harpies.
   Constance has us fall in love with the characters that left us in the blue when Airborne ended. She even added us a hot, new, male in the making of this lovely book. Patrick was desribed taller than Masons 6'7 ish frame so he would tower over me if I ever met him.
   So onto the plot All about Jericho's journal again and Mikhail is after Avery using her best friend against her.  I really did not see Adalyn trying to kill Avery with Patrick till it happened and I was biting my talons fingernails in anticipation.

  So the plot was great and fresh. I recommend this book to the people who love Harpie invasions or want to try something new. The plot was original and if you havent read Airborne . I recommend you get your but over to your ereader and het it for only $1.99... It will have you in love from the beginning and when you get to grounded, you will be in love with Mason.... trust me. If you want to know more about the book then get up and go buy it.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Odd Fact Daily Pig decorated rooms...

 When I was 7, i went through a pig stage so my room was decorated in dancing pig portraits... Its still here today.

  Yes, its true. My room hasnt been redecorated for some years but I finally got my mother to at least let me get rid of these pig pictures . Just give me time I will have it decorated better but it will keep this awful pink color. NO matter how much I beg, Momma said someone else is going to be in this room when I move out. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Interview with Angela Morrison

1) Do you cry when you read a sad book? 
Always, always, always. I'm the biggest cry baby around.

2) Who inspired you to use words to create a story?
I stink at telling stories with pictures. I fell in love with writing as soon as I learned how to draw my letters, combine them into words and sentences.  I've been trying the tell stories with them ever since. I'm stronger at creating beautiful sentences than telling compelling stories. It's important to be good at both.

3) Who is your favorite author at the moment
My favorite current YA author has got to be Markus Zusak. Whenever I feel like I need an artistic tune-up, I reread THE BOOK THIEF. A workshop with him changed the way I write!

4) Did you cry when you were creating your story of Sing Me to Sleep? 
I cried so much I kept having to stop and dry off the keyboard. I still cry when I reread it. It means a lot to me. I'm touched when I hear from so many readers who've taken it in to their hearts.

5) Did you have a favorite moment in school?
In school? I mostly remember the awful things that happened. I jammed so many of those into the beginning of TAKEN BY STORM that I wrecked what was a promising beginning. I had a tough mentor who told me to cut, cut, cut! Good thing. You have to be careful not to overwhelm the story's needs with your needs. I learned that the hard way. My favorite moments in high school were when I escaped! My best ever escape was my first ever fiction writing workshop. I rode across Washington state on a Grayhound bus, took a ferry across Puget Sound to Port Townsend (not far from TWILIGHT's setting), and then a big old taxi out to Fort Warden State Park for a Centrum fiction workshop. I was a junior in high school. I got to meet Peter S. Beagle who told me I was a writer and fell in love with a cute blonde guy. Ah, those romantic walks to the lighthouse!

6) What genre of books do you usually read ? 
I love the classics--guess that's why I love to write historical fiction. Of course, I read YA, too, and am a fantasy fan.

7) If you had to pick a character to meet from any of your books , who would it be? 
(( left blank..... o well )) 

8) What is your advice to the authors of the world? 
Read, read, read. Write, write, write. Revise, revise, revise. Find professional mentors. And if you believe in your story, don't give up. It took three and a half years for me to sell TAKEN BY STORM. Countless rejections. I rewrote it from different points of view TWICE for one editor--who didn't end up buying it. But I refused to shelve it. I finally found the perfect way to tell Michael and Leesie's story when I let Leesie write in free verse poems, Michael narrate via his dive log entries, and fill in the gaps with their online chat transcripts. The collage made it work. And then I found the perfect editor at a SCBWI retreat.

For more writerly advice, check out my liv2writ feature on my website, or see how I wrote CAYMAN SUMMER on

9) Ask your self one question and fill it in here: What do you have to have to write?
Pale pink paper and Zebra black gel pens. No lines. I hate to write on paper with lines. And, yes, I write my rough drafts by hand. I get stuck staring at a blank white screen.

10) What can you tell me about the covers?
Razorbill had a hard time coming up with a cover for TAKEN BY STORM. The first design they sent I loathed. The second option was better but needed lots of tweaking. When they decided to go with that option for the hard cover, I begged them to find a better picture for it. I decided I liked the cover when they sent me the picture of the couple they ended up using. The guy looks so much like Michael should. I didn't want faces on the cover, but that picture worked.

I loved the cover of SING ME TO SLEEP, and readers love it, too. It fits the mood of the story so well. Marketing at Penguin asked Razorbill to come up with a paperback cover more like that for TAKEN BY STORM. I was so excited, and then they published it with the first cover design that I hated from the beginning. When you publish with a big publisher like Penguin, you have no control over your cover design.

My son designed the covers for UNBROKEN CONNECTION and CAYMAN SUMMER. He did a fantastic job. We wanted to keep the design similar to the paperback cover for TAKEN BY STORM (yah, the one I hate!), so the books look like a cohesive set. I love what he did. CAYMAN SUMMER is everyone's favorite now. It's so pretty.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Disney World Part One

  When you go on a vacation to Disney World never EVER try to impersonate a French person, even if it was an accident! When you go to Epcot with your family to eat Le Chef de France, and take your sister who has shoes that squeek so my Mother can keep up with her. You take her by the hand when she yells loudly "I gotta pee". My left hand comes up and hits my face while I thought Momma, just take her to the bathroom before I permantly turn red. But oh no , Momma isnt done with her Creme brulae (no idea how to spell) so she makes me take the baby who is singing by then,  I gotta pee, I gotta pee....   
   So I am forced to take Maya's hand and take her to the bathroom where she refused to urinate once we reached our location. So I take her hand once again while my parents are paying for the food we go to leave when this french waiter walks by and you folk knowing me, I almost ran into him while Maya said-yell "Excuse me"  and I said it also, except in French.....
  Lets say he started to talk in French and a certain Courtney stared for a moment and headed full speed out of that restaurant and nearly knocking over the blonde hostess..... I was embarrassed 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lovely, we reached 15

 I am so excited we finally hit 15 followers... I am so excited just 5 more til 20... Once I get that many I will do  a big giveaway

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Disney World

Well I went to Disney World in Orlando for a week.. It was eventful and I guess fun. I will post more later. Lets say it had alot to do with impersonating a french person and seeing a little more than i needed to in a hotel room window.