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Firelight Tour: Interview w/ Sophie!


I'm so happy to have Sophie Jordan, author of Firelight, here with us today as part of the Teen Book Scene Firelight Tour!

Don't leave after the interview because I have something exciting for you!!

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Question1)There have been many shapeshifting books out and about, what gave you the idea to switch things up and introduce dragons into the mix?

Answer1)Well, you just said it! :) I approached writing this book with the attitude that if I was going to write another shapeshifter story I better switch things up. That put the burden on me to come up with something unique, but I wanted to give readers a different experience – as well as myself – in writing it.

Q2)Were you thinking of any other animal before dragons or was it always that way?

A2)Well, no -- no other animals. I tinkered with writing something involving witches but the idea never took hold. I was patient. I waited for an idea that could really inspire me. When I landed on the dragons, I was seized with so many ideas. The draki (what I call my dragon descendents) world kept unfolding and revealing itself to me in so many layers. And it still continues to do so, which is fortunate since there are more books coming in the series.

Q3)Firelight will be part of a series, is there a set number of books that we should be looking forward to?

A3)The plan is for three books in the series.

Q4)Before YA you wrote Historical Romance and Paranormal Romance, do you find any genre more enjoyable to write than the others?

A4)Romance is the core thread in all my writing … and my voice pretty much remains the same (I think!). So in a weird way, the move to YA wasn’t such a leap. Historical Romance, Para Romance, YA … none of it feels that different to me. There’s always some steamy boy/girl interaction in anything I write, so I find it all enjoyable:)

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Thanks so much for stopping by Sophie!!!

Great interview! I'm so glad to have had the chance to read Firelight, and I must say, you won't be disappointed! You can check out my review here.

For those of you that haven't read it yet, enter HERE to win my ARC of Firelight. It's been read a couple of times but it's still in great shape.

Extra entries for spreading the word. You do not have to be a follower to enter.
US/Canada Only! Sorry international followers, its expensive to send overseas and I'm practically broke! :(

Ends September 10th, 2010 at mignight(eastern time).

Good luck! And keep on the lookout for the second stop on the Firelight Tour: Bloggers Hearts Books!


In My Mailbox(26)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, which was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

This past week has been very good to me! It def. made up for only getting two books the two weeks before! :P



Purchased by me:

The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
My Soul To Take & My Soul To Save by Rachel Vincent
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Prophecy of Sisters by Michelle Zink
Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols
Generation Dead & Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters

For Review:

Kiss Me Deadly edited by Trisha Telep
Elixir by Hilary Duff
The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh
Ghoul Strike! by Andrew Newbound
Beautiful Dead: Arizona by Eden Maguire
(review copy & giveaway copy)

(Special thanks to Running Press Books, Simon&Schuster, Scholastic and Sourcebooks!)

Won:

None

So those are my books this week. Super excited to start Elixir and to finish Mockingjay!

Get any good books this week?!


Sherry<3

Personal Demons Cover Recreation!

Jami over at YA Addict is hosting a Recreate-A-Cover contest featuring Personal Demons by Lisa Descrohers.

Here is the original cover:





And here is my recreation:



The chance to enter ends tonight so hurry on over if you want to make your own recreation!!



Sherry<3

Skip a Starbucks Day!


Have you heard about this yet? If not, you should head on over to C.J Redwine's blog now to read all about Skip a Starbucks Day!

Here's some deets(but def. read the whole post):

C.J and her family have been in an adoption process for the past 5 years trying to bring home little Johanna Faith. In that time frame, adoption costs have rised dramatically over in China. $8000 more is now needed to bring her home. All we are asking is instead of spending $5 on a Tall Latte with blabbity blah blah blah, you donate that $5 instead. I just donated and I'm so glad to hear that the adoption account has now hit over $2000 from everyones donations. That's so amazing! I really hope we can all help bring Johanna home.

Not only are you super awesome if you donate to this amazing cause, many bloggers and authors are helping out by offering up some great prizes. You can see everything over at C.J's blog so go check it out now!


Thanks for listening guys!!!

Sherry<3

Where I Vlog- IMM & I want your questions!!

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In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren. Inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie.

Yea gotta love that face.

I'm practically the shyest person on the face of the earth. And this is my first vlog, and im sick and I have man voice so no laughing. :P

Eleni is forcing me against my will to post this so here it goes.  O.O


p.s- this will never happen again


Sherry<3

The Hunger Games/Catching Fire Winner and more!

Can you guys believe that Mockingjay releases in just THREE days!?!?!

Neither can I!

I had 123 people enter to win a hardcover copy of both The Hunger Games & Catching Fire.
There was a total of 539 entries(whoa!) and the winning entry that was randomly selected was...

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503.

So Congrats to....

 Myra M.!

I will be emailing you shortly for your mailing address. You will have 48 to respond or I will pick a new winner!

For those of you that didn't win, no worries. My 1 year blogoversary is coming up at the end of the month so I will be hosting some sort of contest for that(don't know what kind yet!!)


***On a side note: I am going to be interviewing Alyson Noel, author of the Evermore series and the upcoming Radiance.

Feel free to leave questions in the comments. After a few days I will compile a list of the most unique/funniest/best questions and I will use them in my interview.

Everyone that submits a question in the comment section will be entered to win a Radiance bookmark signed by Alyson Noel(even if your question isn't picked, you're still in the running to win the bookmark!)

So ask away!


Sherry<3

Favorite Friday(8): Featuring Harmony from Radiant Reads!


*Favorite Friday is a weekly meme that focuses on bloggers or authors favorite things. You are welcome to use my meme and button, just please credit me!*


Welcome to this weeks edition of Favorite Friday. Sharing with us today is Harmony from Harmony's Radiant Reads!

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The lovely Sherry has let me take over her blog so I’m gonna talk a little about myself! I’m 14, going into High School in exactly two days, AND am in revisions of my current novel, My Lover. (not the actual title but I’m keeping it a secret;)


Oh dear, what am I gonna talk about? Hmmm…well I’m gonna talk about YOUTUBE. Why? Because I’m watching vlogbrothers videos at the moment so I’m gonna do it! Youtube is super fun and if you get past all the pointless junk you can find cool stuff! For example:

Vlog Brothers: If you haven’t heard of them, they’re HILARIOUS. You probably know them though, since one of them is JOHN FREAKIN’ GREEN. You know, Looking for Alaska? Paper Towns? An Adundance of Katherines? YEAH, HIM. Yeah, him! And his brother, Hank Green who writes awesome songs about Angler fish and such.



YARebels: You may not know the youtube channel but you sure know the authors! Hannah Mosk? Kody Keplinger? Karsten Knight? Well, they’re all part of the YARebels! It’s pretty much 7 authors or authors-to-be that vlog with tips, hilarity, and they’re actually REALLY helpful! Check them out as well!


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So there you have it! Thanks for the awesome YOUTUBE channels. I started watching videos O.O  :P

Are there any YOUTUBE channels that you get hooked on? Share with us!!


Sherry<3

Review: Sea by Heidi R. Kling

Sea by Heidi R. Kling
Publication date: June 10th, 2010
Published by: Putnam Juvenile
Hardcover, 336 Pages
Source: Won copy from Author

Summary from goodreads:

"Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother’s disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen-year old California girl Sienna Jones reluctantly travels with her psychiatrist father’s volunteer team to six-months post-tsunami Indonesia where she meets the scarred and soulful orphaned boy, Deni, who is more like Sea than anyone she has ever met.

She knows they can’t be together, so why can’t she stay away from him? And what about her old best friend-turned-suddenly-hot Spider who may or may not be waiting for her back home? And why won’t her dad tell her the truth about her mother’s plane crash? The farther she gets from home, the closer she comes to finding answers.

And Sea’s real adventure begins."

My Review: ****.5 = 4 1/2 Stars
(very minor spoilers below)

When a book can make me cry, then I can't help but to consider it somewhat of a masterpiece. I can probably count on one hand the number of books that brought real, honest to god, tears to my eyes. This is one of them.

The descriptions used in this books were so realistic and heartbreaking at times. I could visualize the devastation that Kling weaved throughout her debut novel. The emotions from each of the characters were also written so well that I felt, happy, sad, confused, concerned and in love as the characters felt these things.

I imagine I would be somewhat the same as Sienna if I lost my mother. I would probably give up on everything I once loved, and I would feel lost. While a large portion of this story is devoted to the love between Sienna & Deni, the overall story, I feel, is about Sienna's growth. How she goes from, in the beginning, a motherless child, to at the end, a young woman who has seen partial horrors that others can't even imagine, and who learns to cope with what she has lost. The progress she makes is astounding. By learning to care for others, she learns to care for herself better.

While the story, characters and everything about this book are quite beautiful, I can't help but feel a little disappointed by the ending. To me, it seems the ending could have been drawn out a bit, it feels like it was just cut short.

PLEASE don't think that because I felt let down by the ending, that this book is anything but wonderful. I enjoyed the whole thing, I just wish the ending didn't feel so abrupt. (The ending is the only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars!)

Overall, this is one of the best debuts I have read all year. Even without magic, this book is extremely magical. I recommend it to anyone and everyone.

Want to know what others thought of this book? Check out these reviews:

Kelsey @ The Book Scout - 5 out of 5 Stars

Erica @ The Book Cellar - 5 out of 5 Stars

Steph @ Steph Su Reads- 4 out of 5 Stars

Have you read this yet? What are your thoughts? If not, is this something you will read eventually?

P.S - How do you all feel about the other reviews linked in? I've seen it on other blogs and I really like that I can view other people thoughts so easily without having to search. Yay or nay? I'm just testing it out!! :)


Sherry<3

Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer


Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Publication Date: October 19th, 2010
Published By: Philomel
Hardcover, 464 Pages
Source: ARC from BEA

Summary from Goodreads:

" While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Calla ...more While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Calla was born a warrior and on her eighteenth-birthday she’ll become the alpha female of the next generation of Guardian wolves. But Calla’s predestined path veers off course the moment she saves the life of a wayward hiker, a boy her own age. This human boy’s secret will turn the young pack's world upside down and forever alter the outcome of the centuries-old Witches' War that surrounds them all."

My Review: ***** = 5 Stars

This is one of those books that after you finish reading it, you spend hours thinking about it. I got sucked in right from the first page and it held my attention the entire length of the novel.

I am honestly not that huge of a werewolf fan. The majority of the books I own are vampire related(but my collection is getting more varied now). But this book.... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. It was so unique from any other werewolf book that I've read, and the world and relationships that Cremer created were magnificent and powerful.

There are many different relationships throughout this book, siblings, mates, Second in Commands, friends and so on and so forth. But not a single one is unimportant and no matter which relationship was being featured I was intrigued.

Calla is a strong, alpha female who knows what she is and what she is destined for. Then there's Ren, an alpha male, and Calla's future mate. Enter Shay, a human who starts to mix things up and gets Calla to question everything she has ever known.

Talk about intense. This entire book is full of action and romance and everything else that you can think of. I couldn't get enough and I still want more. And for those that have read it, I am unsure of which team I am on. I love Shay. He seems perfect for Calla. But I really like Ren too. Sometimes he seems like such a dick but I could feel the love he has for Calla. I think I will be brokenhearted for the one she doesn't end up with. :(
This makes me sad, but also happy because I hate when everyone loves a certain character and how you just know who will end up with who. While I have my suspicions, I wouldn't mind either outcome.

I don't want to say too much about the characters, because I love for people to find things out as they go but you will not be disappointed. The only thing I'm upset about is having to wait for Wolfsbane, which won't be released until Summer of 2011. *sigh*

*wolfsbane, wolfsbane, wolfsbane*
(Maybe chanting it will get it released sooner... no. Ok. Nevermind.)

P.S This comes out the day before my birthday so I know what I'm making someone get me. The cover on this book is beautiful and I can't wait until I have this in hardcover! :P


Sherry<3







Favorite Friday(7)


Favorite Friday is a weekly meme that focuses on the favorite things of our fellow bloggers or authors.
You are welcome to use my meme just please credit me. :)

This week we are featuring Kate from I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read!


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Thanks Sherry for giving me the opportunity to share my favorite thing with you and your followers!

Since I am a book blogger, everyone already knows I love books, so I thought I would share something favorite that is a bit more personal. My darling doggie, Jamie! For those who follow me on my blog or twitter, you know that my icon (& favicon) is my doggie, Jamie. The one I use is when she was a puppy (insert attached picture). But she is two now and is the love of my life (besides my guy ;) ).


She is a Wheaten Terrier and for any that have come into contact with one, know the hyperactive nature of these lovable dogs. Although she definitely tried our relationship in the beginning, I cannot imagine my life without her. She is the sweetest girl ever, and loves with all of her heart.

I think owning a dog has made me a more responsible adult and although it is hard (almost like having a child, I can imagine) at the end of the day when she looks at me with her beautiful brown eyes I fall in love all over again.


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Awww so cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us Kate!

Come back next week to find out about the favorite things of another blogger!


Sherry<3

Waiting On Wednesday(11)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


My pick for this week is Timeless by Alexandra Monir.




Summary from goodreads:

"When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life – a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance.

Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives."


Doesn't that sound awesome?! It doesn't come out until January 11th, but I have that date marked on my calendar already.

What are you waiting for?


Sherry<3

Recreate a cover contest Final Entry!

Phew! So I want to thank everyone who took the time to look and then vote for a cover. Considering what people said on twitter and on here the votes were pretty even. So I still don't know what to choose.

Instead I made a new cover, because I obviously have nothing better to do then keep remaking the same cover :P

Here is the original Losing Faith COVER:



And here is my final entry:



Thanks for your help, and sorry I didn't even use one of my earlier covers.

Go check out the contest page now, at Princess Bookies Blog.


Good luck everyone who enters! :)


Sherry<3

Recreate A Cover Contest: Help me Choose!

Hey guys & gals! I have recently become addicted to these things. Princess Bookie is hosting yet another Remake A Cover contest. This time for Losing Faith by Denise Jaden.

Here's the problem... I can't decide which cover to enter.

Would you mind letting me know your favorite of the following three???

*pretty please with sugar on top** :)

Number 1



Number 2



Number 3


I really appreciate the help!!!

Thanks!



Sherry<3

Just in case you wanted to know........

Hey everyone! In case you aren't aware, I recently started a book blog with my mom. We hit 50 followers already so we are having a giveaway to celebrate!

So far there will be two winners, but we will add another once(if) we hit 100 and possibly more after that!

One winner will get a little plaque that says "I cannot live without books." (US only) Which I thought was freaking perfect because obviously none of us can! :P Also a book of choice up to $10 from the book depository- so international!!




Sherry<3


In My Mailbox(23 & 24)


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, that was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

This is what I got these past two weeks! :)



For Review &/or Blog Tours:

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
Love Sucks by Melissa Francis

(Special thanks to Cheryl Rainfield, Goodman Media and HarperCollins.)

Won:

Brusier by Neal Shusterman
Hearts at Stake & Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey
The Starlet by Mary McNamara
The Alchmyst, The Magician, The Sorceress & The Necromancer by Michael Scott

(Special thanks to Stacey @ A Novel Source, Shannon @ Literati's Literary Library and Liz @ Cleverly Inked!)

Purchased:

Dark Visions by L.J Smith
Bite Me by Melissa Francis

For Cover Recreation:

Tell Me A Secret Chapter Sample and Bookmark

(Special thanks to Holly Cupala!)


What did you get this week?


Sherry<3

Woohoo!

So I used to secretly want to be a writer(not so secret anymore). I still toy with the idea, but in my mind I'm a much better reader than a writer. :P And that's fine with me because I love to read. But the other day over at Novel Novice I entered one of their Short Story writing contests. It was The Naughty List Writing Contest, with first place getting signed copies of both The Naughty List and So Many Boys by Suzanne Young.

Well to my amazement, I won first place! I really didn't think my entry was that great but it was so much fun to write. We had to use three key words, naughty, ninja and smitten. And I had a great time writing it.

You can check out my entry here.

Thanks to Novel Novice for thinking my entry was good! :)


Sherry<3


Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan


Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Publication Date: September 7th, 2010
Published by: HarperTeen
Hardcover, 336 Pages
Source: ARC from friend

Summary from Goodreads:

"With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki—the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda’s rebelliousness leads her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can’t resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she’s risking not only her life but the draki’s most closely guarded secret."

My Review: *****+ = 5+ Stars

I love, love, LOVE this book. One, shapeshifting is awesome. Two, dragons are awesome. Put them together and what do you get?

A one of a kind, action packed story, full of danger and a romance that you can't get enough of.

I have always loved dragons, I mean I even have a dragon tribal tattoo on my arm.. soo yea. To read a book like this, it was just amazing. Sophie has a way with descriptions that had me imagining at times I was turning into a dragon. I WISH!

Jacinda is different. Different from the other draki in her pride, and different from her mother and sister. She fits in nowhere and is wanted everywhere. Will is quite the same. Different from his family but stuck with them. When these two interact, its like magic. From their first meeting to their later ones, it's as if no one else matters and they are the only two that exist.

It was almost as if they were destined to be together and destined to be apart. The romance between them is fiery and full of heat. As much as they wanted more, so did I because they are perfect for one another. They are now one of my new favorite YA couples.

Not only was the romance phenomenal, but the story was exciting and full of energy. There were many times when I had to tell myself to slow down so I didn't miss anything, and near the end I know I skipped many sentences because I JUST had to know what was going on and what was happening. I should go reread it so I don't miss anything.

This is an upcoming release that you don't want to miss. Hitting shelves early next month, be sure to get your copy so you can enjoy this story too!

There's no news on the release date of the second book in the Draki series but I can only hope that its Spring of next year, is that too wishful thinking?? :P I can't wait to continue on this journey with Jacinda and Will.


Sherry<3


One Year Blogoversary Coming Up Soon!

Hey Everyone!! I can't believe I've been blogging for almost a year. In some ways it seems much longer and it others, shorter.

I am glad to have met so many amazing people and I look forward to meeting many more along the way.

As tradition goes, a celebration ensues at the mark of our blogs one year anniversary.

And I want mine to be EPIC!

So here's what I'm looking for from you. Input.

What would you like to see, contests, interviews, etc etc?? Also what books are you most looking forward to? Please feel free to throw in any kind of idea that you come up with. I will be looking into each and every idea given.

I obviously won't be able to give you all everything you want but I will certainly try my hardest!

So go ahead and spill! :)

Thanks so much!


Sherry<3

Pre-review CSN post!

I am thrilled to be considered a CSN Preferred Blogger. You know what that means right? Since last time I got to give away a gift certificate to one lucky follower, this time I get to do another review.

The choice will much harder this time, as I don't think I have enough space for another bookshelf in my room.

Perhaps I will browse the table lamps since the one in my room is bent and missing the shade.

I like my lamps to be somewhat simple.. like this one.


And I love that color too!!

I think I'll go keep browsing, but be on the lookout for my upcoming review!


Sherry<3

Matched by Ally Condie: Mini Review.. sort of.



Summary from goodreads:

"In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any pr...more In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one . . . until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion.

Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a classic."


Now I don't usually do mini reviews. I usually read books after they are released or about a month ahead of time. I saw Matched sitting on my shelf, knowing I have many other books to read but I couldn't help myself. I just grabbed it and started reading. And then I couldn't stop. I will be posting a full review closer to the release date.


Source: arc from BEA

Here is what I will say in my lovely mini review(******Yes that's 6 stars, even though my scale only goes to 5. o_O):

Matched is a brilliantly twisted tale of a world were the only choice you make is the one to have all the choices made for you. Following me so far? In the future, there is The Society, and everything is almost perfect. You're matched with a love interest who is most suitable for you based on data, food is made especially for each person based on what nutrients and calories are needed, and even your vocation is picked for you based on how well you work in a specific area.

Cassia, the main character, is smart, collective, quick thinking and strong willed. She knows what she wants and in a story like this, it goes a long way. She's willing to push the envelope and I love her for that. The two main guys with which every girl will fall in love with, Xander and Ky, are both brilliant, good-looking and caring gents. My heart broke for both of  them in different parts of the book.

I loved this book. While I wanted to get to the end as fast as possible to know what happens, I also never wanted it to end. The words were beautifully written and the world that Condie created is just as breathtaking as it is heartbreaking.

I hope you all get a chance to read this book soon, for it certainly is one of the best of this year. I know it's not out for a while but I'm already pining for the sequel(which Ally is writing right now!).

I want to bombard Ally with a hundred questions about the book, her characters and this world that she created, and at the same time I want to bow to her, for her brilliant words and storytelling. I'll skip both, so no one thinks I'm a wacko, but I am a huge fan.

P.S This is one of the Penguin 5 and now I know why. It's fantastic.

Ok. I'm done. I just had to gush. I'm still thinking about it. I'm sure I will be for a while.


Sherry<3

The Emerald Talisman Blog Tour featuring Brenda Pandos!



 
I am thrilled to be participating in the blog tour to promote Brenda Pandos' debut release, The Emerald Talisman.

First, if you haven't heard of it, check out the summary below. 

Summary from Goodreads:

"To be normal, sixteen-year-old Julia Parker would shed her empathic gift in a second. Life has been difficult since her mother's mysterious disappearance ten years earlier - an event she witnessed, but can't remember. Julia's situation becomes more complicated after a near death experience from a blood thirsty stalker. As high school students go missing it is clear there is a connection to her own experience--past and present. Someone has to stop the madness and a chance encounter with a creepy psychic foretells that only Julia is the key to stopping the madness, but it may require the life of the one she loves."

Now, we have a special guest post from the author herself. I asked her "What are your top five vampire books of all time and why?".

  Please welcome Brenda!

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1. Interview with a Vampire. This book and movie opened my world to the love of the anguishing hot vampire, fighting his thirst and trying to do the right thing. After watching Brad Pitt on the screen, all I could think about for days was being his girl and running away with him. Though the blood part grossed me out, the rest of the super powers and just general ‘badness’ appealed to me.

2. Twilight. This book affected me, but not in the way you would think. What I really got intrigued about was Stephenie herself. She made writing look easy (which I found out later, it’s not) but I identified with her in a weird way. I should have done another genre other than vampires, but I couldn’t stop the scenes from playing out in my head, so I went with it, never intending to be published. My story, at the time, was really was just for me. After I finished my manuscript, I read the rest of Twilight and the other books (and just about died when I found out Reneseme was a ½ breed) and really enjoyed them. So I like to tell people that my story is different than Twilight, but it’ll appeal to you if you liked Twilight.

Okay, so now I have to deviate because I’ve read a few other vampire books since writing mine, but I don’t want to put them in the “top 5” category. Either they were scary or confusing, so I’m going to finish with shows/movies.

3. Lost Boys. Though I don’t remember a ton of details, I just remember the old guy at the end saying “The one thing about living in Santa Carla I couldn’t stomach, all the d*** vampires”. Too funny! Again, hot vampires and cool super powers!

4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel. More hot vampires, lots of angst, powerful girl hero who has cool super powers! I also adore Spike.

5. Blade. This movie was cool. I love deviations from the norm and how he could walk in the daylight. It also had some killer music.

So, these were my influences and the vampire cultures I like to indulge in.


Thanks Sherry for the opportunity to be a guest on your blog!

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Thanks for stopping by Brenda!

Don't forget to check out the trailer too!