Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sugar Coated Book Tour!!!!




Author bio:
Shannen Crane Camp was born and raised in Southern California, where she developed a love of reading, writing, and anything having to do with film. After high school, she moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, where she received a degree in Media Arts and found herself a husband in fellow California native Josh Camp. The two now live in either California or Utah... they still can't decide.
Shannen loves to hear from readers, so feel free to contact her at Shannencbooks@hotmail.com or visit her website for more information: http://shannencbooks.blogspot.com


Sugar Coated blurb:

An unhealthy addiction to sugar cubes, a deep-seated fear of water, and universal luxury—these are the simple things that make up 18-year-old Brynn's Utopian existence. Why, then, is her perfect life also plagued with unanswered questions?

Like every other resident of the planet Halcyon, Brynn's home provides everything she needs, money is unheard of, and life is perfect. But unlike the rest of Seaside's residents, Brynn has questions. Why can't people leave the city? Why does the ocean fill everyone with terror? Who are the Workers? Not only is Brynn curious where others are compliant, but she suffers from chronic nightmares of an angelic woman torturing her for information she doesn’t possess. But these are more than just figments of her imagination; they're memories of things that never happened.

When Brynn meets Jonah, a brilliant, library-dwelling boy who shares her questions and her curiosity, they formulate a plan to find answers. Somewhere, the perfect veneer of Halcyon's instant gratification hides a city that only Brynn knows about—a city she and Jonah are determined to find. But will finding the city give them answers, or simply uncover the horrific truth behind the perfection?




Sugar Coated Excerpt:

                Blinding white lights flashed into life, revealing a room less cavernous and imposing than she had expected. Instead, the room with the white walls, ceilings, and floor was quite small; small enough for her to run from one end to the other without ever breaking a sweat. It took a moment for her eyes to adjust and once they did, she still couldn’t be sure of what she was seeing. There seemed to be a complete lack of color in this small room, as if it had been drained right before her arrival and was shining more brightly because of its recent purge.
                Brynn blinked her eyes a few more times, trying to clear the spots that sprang into existence when the less-than-subtle lights had ignited. Now that she had a proper hold on her surroundings, she could see the impossibility of the room. There were no windows. There were no doors. There was no way in or out. So how had she gotten there?
                “We apologize for any inconvenience your death may cause you at this time,” said a smooth, soothing female voice over what Brynn could only describe as a loudspeaker. If the woman’s voice hadn’t been so calm and collected, it may have taken her less time to understand exactly what she was saying before the sickly sweet smell of sugar hit her nose; like cookies right out of the oven.
                This wasn’t just a room. It was a death chamber.
                “We appreciate your cooperation and would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the best thing to do in this situation is enjoy this smell, generated for your pleasure,” the voice told her, never losing that deep, rich timbre.
                Brynn thought that if she hadn’t been in an obviously dire situation, she would have loved nothing more than to listen to the beautiful voice and smell the sweet sugar all day long. But as it turned out, there wasn’t much time left in her day right at that moment.
                Listening to the woman’s instructions against her better judgment, Brynn took one deep breath, enjoying the smell of the unnaturally rich sugar before her cheek made contact with the hard white floor with a sickening thud.


Purchase links:

So far I only have a Goodreads page because the book isn’t on sale yet. But here’s that in the meantime!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18054196-sugar-coated


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Blog Stops:
August 24th: Elizabeth Anne Lance (http://madameelizabethsmusings.blogspot.com/)
August 25th: Kayla’s Reads and Reviews (http://kaylasreadsandreviews.blogspot.com/)
August 26th: Young Adult and Teen Readers (http://yesterdayandtomorrowsreads.blogspot.com/)
August 27th: Cindy Bennett  (http://cindybennett.blogspot.com/)
August 28th: I Read Indie (http://twimom101bookblog.blogspot.com/)
August 29th: YA Book Addict (http://youngadultbookaddict.blogspot.com.au/)
August 30th: Kathryn Cooper  (http://cleanteenfiction.blogspot.com/)                 
August 31st: Jolene Perry (http://www.jolenesbeenwriting.blogspot.com/)




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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Joseph Eastwood's Lumen is Live! Come and get your copy now!

 Joseph Eastwood's Lumen is now Live! 
 Let's take him to the top of the charts! 

Cover Reveal! 

Back Cover Blurb:
 
And the Links!



UK: http://amzn.to/1ca228u



Monday, July 29, 2013

Jennifer Culberth Reveals her Cover!



Protect Me
by
 Jennifer Culberth



Join her on her Facebook page for The Cover Reveal Party!


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Jennifer Culbreth Shares her Giveaway :D

Please welcome Author, Jennifer Culbreth!

She has brought along some fun things to share about her upcoming novel, Protect Me! 
Here is a little bit about her novel, Protect Me: 


Visit her Facebook Page: 

www.facebook.com/jenniferculbrethauthor


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Fabulous Martina Desiree came by to share her love of Music!

Welcome Martina Desiree! I’m so glad you could join me!
Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself?  


Well, there are many different aspect of me. This summer I have been focusing on the musician and artist side of me. Music and art are great J I love expressing myself through a bunch of different instruments and art mediums. Creativity is something that I love to do. Maybe sometime I will post some of my art on my music facebook J

When did you first start singing?

 I can’t even remember! I do however remember making my family watch my little shows :p

What do you love about singing?

It lets me feel free (:


Do you write your own music?

I sure do and I completely love it! Letting out my feeling to lyrics or a tune keeps me sane. I have been writing poetry to express my emotions ever since I remember and those poems evolved into songs J

What do you need when writing music? Anything special, like chocolate chip cookies, or green M&M’s? :D

Haha! No, I don’t need anything special! Sometimes I just jot down some lyrics on a napkin if that’s when the inspiration comes to me! But, I sure would NOT mind having some chocolates by my side at anytime. I am defiantly a huge fan :p


Can you provide us with music clip or video?



Sure thing! Here is my youtube account: http://www.youtube.com/martinadesireemusic

Here are a few links to some songs that I have uploaded (ones I have written and covers) :



Sounds great Martina! 

The Important stuff!
Any advice for aspiring artists?

To keep doing what you love and never stop! Just because you don’t become a sensation right away, does NOT mean that you have failed. It means that your music career is in progress, not over.


Where can we stalk… I mean find you? (Links baby!)

http://www.youtube.com/martinadesireemusic
Stalk away :p

Where can we buy your music?



Fun time!
Do you play games? If so what kind? If not, why the heck not?

Spit, the card game lol


Favorite musician?

I have a lot of favorite musicians :p To name a few: Mumford and Sons, The Killers, Augustana, Daughter J



Oh The Killers are one of my favorites! :D

Favorite author?

Children books: Larry Callen, YA books: Rochelle Callen and New Adult: Tiffany Carmouche


Favorite TV guilty pleasure?

As of now I am hooked on Grey’s Anatomy and Ally Mcbeal! J My all time favorite though will always be FRIENDS <3 span="">


Favorite Movie Villian?

Haha, may sound a little childish but Shego!!! :D (from Kim Possible- Last episode 5 years ago)


Either/ or Lightening round!
Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Kitties, too adorable!


Chocolate or Vanilla ice cream?

Chocolate!! For Sure!!

Fruits or Veggies?

That’s a tough one, probably fruits.

Pepperoni or Sausage?

Sausage!

Books or Movies?

Movies, but I love books too J

Soda or Pop?

Water J

Sugar or Salt?

They have Chocolate covered pretzels! So why choose? :p If I had to choose, it would be sweets!

Summer or Winter?

Winter J Love snow!


If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have 3 things with you, what or who would they be?



Water, good food and an awesome person! I will learn how to make instruments and art out of the land J


It was so great getting to know you! Thank you again for joining me on my blog! 

Monday, July 22, 2013

VJ Chisholm shares her world! Come join us!

Hi Victoria! Welcome to my crazy world! Come on in, sit down for a spell and tell us all about you!



Ok I’m VJ Chisholm, I’m from Scotland. I was born in and bred in my hometown of Aberdeen, I’ve just recently moved down to the Perthshire area and I’m loving it. I’m hot footing it single and live with my wee dog Chase.



I've always wanted to visit Scotland! :D

When did you first start writing?

 I use to enter drama contest when I was younger and it was via one of those contests that I got talked into trying my hand a poetry writing contest and that got me scribbling away.

What do you love about writing?

 I love the never ending ideas I got for writing for just basic everyday things, like people watching, songs on my iPod etc.


What do you need when writing?

I need music to help me write- it keeps the ideas the flowing, a big mug of coffee as well as some chocolate and for my dog to be quiet or relaxed (it this last thing – that causes me the most issues while I’m trying to get into deep writing mode.)

How did you go about building your world and characters?

 I tend to let the characters speak for themselves to be honest.  I tend to get fixed on one aspect of them and build the rest from there. Overall any of my characters just reveal themselves bit by bit over time to me. I keep some many notebooks on each characters history, like, dislikes, their style etc.

Can you provide us with an excerpt? (Excerpt and book cover
:D)

Exerpt
Of course, it goes without saying, that when you get a bunch of semi-merry witches together, and they all go into deep problem-solving mode, well . . . Needless to say, sooner or later, spells will enter into the mix. As always, it was one of the younger neophyte’s that was out to impress the group by showing how useful they could be. She bounced out the door into the old coven library to see if there were any magickal tips, or even better yet, an actual spell that would work wonders to fix the problem.  Thirty minutes later, the same sister returned with one of the oldest looking books, only this one did not come from the library, but rather from Amanda’s own personal collection. Smiling broadly, she maneuvered her way through the sisters to get to Amanda before saying, “This may work! What do you think?”  Alexia lifted her head as she was chatting with one of the sisters sitting next to her to gauge Amanda’s reaction to whatever spell the youngster had dumped in her lap. She’d looked up at just the right time to see her coven leader lift her head, and look right at her with what could only be described as a wicked smile upon her best friend’s lips. Oooohhh, that didn’t bode well for her!


Oh that sounds great! I'm going to have to pick up a copy! 

Fun time!

Do you play games? If so what kind? If not, why the heck not?
 Well I own a Wii fit – does that count? LOL 
Of course it counts! :D I love the Wii Fit!

Favorite author?

 Kelley Armstrong for her Otherworld women series



Favorite TV guilty pleasure?

Ehmm ok my guilty pleasure is Made in Chelsea – it’s a nice programme to just shut down and watch without having to think or follow the show too hard.

I have heard of this show, I'm really going to have to check it out! :D

Favorite Action Hero?
It has to be wolverine need I say more?



Gotta Love Wolverine! Can't wait to see the Movie!



Either/ or Lightening round!

Are you a dog person or a cat person?

 Honestly I’m both but if I had to choose maybe more a cat person, just don’t tell my dog.

Chocolate or Vanilla ice cream? Chocolate ice cream

Fruits or Veggies? Fruits

Soda or Pop? Pop

Coke or Pepsi? Coke but please make mine a diet one ;)

Sweet or Sour? Sweet



Pick at least one :D

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have 3 things with you, what or who would they be?  
 I would need food and water, something to write with and a notepad

The Important stuff!
Any advice for aspiring authors?
 If you have a good plot and you love it , you believe in it ! Go for it , help out other authors where you can and make as many contacts as you well . It will all pay off one day.

Where can we stalk… I mean find you?(Links baby!)


Where can we buy your books?

You can pick up Magick Weaved on a Samhain Eve on Amazon.Com and amazon.co.uk



Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Lumen Blog Tour! Come get the scoop straight from Mr. Joseph Eastwood!

Hi Joseph, welcome to my blog! 

Hi! Thank you for joining myself, Joseph Eastwood, and Elizabeth, the host of this wonderful blog, to celebrate the re-release of Lumen!


So Joseph, why don't you tell us what a Luminary is...

What is a Luminary?

At the time of planning the series, I had the idea of what I wanted to happen and what I wanted this race of people to have, but I didn't have a name for them. And so, I went to the online thesauruses and I looked through words, like “gods” and “star” etc. and that’s when I came upon “Luminary”; definition, meaning someone who inspires others and is prominent within their field. It was the perfect description for what I wanted to describe these people as.

There are seven luminary beings, and from them, they introduced the manipulation of magic into the world… if you read Lumen you’ll learn more about that. Each of the seven people are scarred with an astrological symbol on their body; Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn. And throughout the series you’ll see a lot of these symbols etched into skins, and people become really crazy.

Well, what would you do if you found the people you were praying to had been living among you? You wouldn’t sit idly by, would you?

A Luminary is a god, or god-like being, and within the Blood Luminary series, you will see the foundation of a religion, and the only way you’ll find out what happens to that is if you read the series.


That sounds like a fantastic read! I can't wait to get my hands on your series! :D
In case you haven't met Joseph and you are wondering just who he is, here is his bio:



About the Author

JOSEPH EASTWOOD, born 9th June 1993, Lancaster, England, has always been adamant in his dreams of being a published author. Although he has been through the stages of wanting to be in every other profession under the sun, and what better way to live out all of those professions than to be an author and create people with them.

Now, I really have to say that doesn't give you much to go on, Joseph! For those of you that don't know him, Joseph is a really funny guy and one of the most creative people I've met, so if Lumen's not already on your Goodreads to-read list, you should really go and add it now! 


What else do you have for us Joseph? I know you have more... :D

Oh, and this blog post is not the only one. If you want more information, don’t forget to log on to Facebook and hit JOIN on the event… what, what event? This one: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374352692785255/ I hope to see you there! And don’t forget about the other blogs on this tour for more exclusive content!



Excellent, Joseph! Now tell us where we can stalk you! :D

Links to Stalk Me!
Twitter: @Joe_Eastwood - https://twitter.com/Joe_Eastwood
That’s a whole bunch of stalking you can do… please, only in moderation.


See, I warned you he was funny :D Now get to it people! And if you have a comment for Joseph, feel free to leave it below and I'll hassle him until he comes and replies! :D