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Blog Hiatus

While I love my blog a lot, unfortunately there are some things that are more important. I received my Associates Degree this past year and I had no problem keeping up with everything else in my life. Working on my Bachelors Degree is a much different story and I haven't even been in school for a month yet.

For the time being I won't be posting on the blog unless it is a pre-scheduled blog tour that I am a part of, or a book that I have already agreed to read and review for a publiscist. I haven't had time to read anything I want to read AT ALL lately, even the book I love that I started last week. It's very sad but there isn't much I can do at this point in time but hope that things will settle down a bit and I can get back to normal.

I hope all of my lovely blog followers will stick with me and stop by for the blog tours that Flipping Pages will be a part of, I hope to be back with you all soon!

I <3 you all!


Final Round!

Wow! My cover recreation has made it into the final round over at Princess Bookies for the Freefall cover recreation contest!

I'm up against another great cover, and win or lose, I'm really glad my newly acquired photo shopping skills have gotten me this far!

Here is my cover:

Voting has already started and will end on Friday!

Thanks so much and good luck to the other finalist!


Firelight winner and some other contests!

(just one winner actually =P)

Sorry for my delay in picking a winner. I am SO behind on everything with school and work and I'm trying my best to keep everything organized, even if it is behind schedule! =P

There was 74 entrants and 179 total entries in the Firelight ARC giveaway.

Using, the winner is.............


Congrats Jessica, I will be emailing you shortly and you have 48 hrs to respond!

If you didn't win don't fret.. I've got three other giveaways going on NOW!

Get entering and good luck!


Round 4 of voting!!

So my Freefall cover remake made it into round 4 of Princess Bookies Remake a Cover Contest! This is the farthest one of my covers has gone so thank you everyone that liked mine the best.

There's three covers to vote on in the fourth round so head on over and vote for your favorite!

Here's mine!

Here's the link to vote! Good luck to the other two in round 4! :D

Voting is open until Monday and the two covers with the most votes will move onto the final round!


Scars by Cheryl Rainfield: Guest Post & Giveaway!

I'm so excited to have the author of Scars, Cheryl Rainfield, here with us today. She'll be taking over the blog to answer this question:

What are three books that have held some type of significance for you throughout your life, and why?


It’s hard to pick only three books that have been significant for me. I’m not sure I could have survived the abuse I endured without books. Books helped me to hope and to dream, and to feel less alone. They helped me see that people could be good, kind, and loving, as well as the ways I experienced people around me to be. And they helped me to develop a richer inner world, which I needed to survive.
I’ve chosen three books that I needed and read, over and over again, since I was a teen and first began remembering my abuse, just as Kendra, the main character in Scars, is.

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

I read Homecoming over and over as a teen (and still do). Dicey was a true survivor to me. When her mother abandoned Dicey and her sister and brothers, it was Dicey who found a way to save them all, to keep them together, emotionally and physically. She went through great challenges—extreme ones, such as homelessness, hunger, poverty—and having to look out for and protect others younger than her, as well as herself—and she faced all this as a pre-teen. And she made it. She survived. I identified with that so strongly. I, too, was trying to find a road to safety. I was also enduring extreme, unspeakable abuse (and torture). And I, too, was trying to protect other kids in abuse. I needed that message of survival and hope that Homecoming gave me. I needed the feeling of not being alone.

Tin Can Tucker by Lynn Hall

I desperately wanted a family who wouldn’t hurt me, who would love me for who I was. I had no real love or safety growing up—no real parents or family. It was a longing that never went away. And Ann in Tin Can Tucker creates a family of her own, surrounded by people who love her. Like Ann, I always knew what I wanted and needed to do. I needed to heal and to find safety and love, to write books, to create art—and I followed my dream, the way Ann followed hers. Like Ann, I found that the system did not work for me, and did not protect me when I started to speak out. I loved how Ann managed to follow her dream, even though it was a rough road to get there, to do the thing she was good at, escape the system that wasn’t working for her, and to make her own family. She gained a real family who loved her for her. I needed that hope and reassurance, and it met a need for me. I now have that—a family of friends who love me, and who I love.

The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

This was the most powerful, compassionate, right-on-so-many-levels book that I found on sexual abuse, dissociation (and in later years, they added a section on ritual abuse). When I was a teen, first remembering the abuse I’d endured (and didn’t know was still going on), and feeling so alone and in such great pain, The Courage to Heal was my bible. I carried it everywhere. I read it cover to cover many times, and sections that spoke to me in particular over and over. I would show excerpts to people who were trying to support me when I couldn’t find the words to tell them.

Most of the really powerful books for me are fiction (mostly children’s and teen fiction), but this is one of the non-fiction books that helped my healing, and that felt like a counsellor, a nurturer, and a friend when I desperately needed one, and when I needed more than I could get.


Thank you so much for stopping by Cheryl and sharing just how important books can be to people!

To learn more about Scars or Cheryl, check out her webpage here.


Cheryl was kind enough to offer up a signed copy of Scars to one lucky winner! (US/Canada Only!)

You do not have to be a follower to enter this contest! There is extra entries by tweeting, adding to your sidebar or posting in a contest roundup post or a post specifically for this contest.

Will run until October 3rd(midnight).

Please FILL OUT THIS FORM to enter.

Also, keep on the lookout for my review of Scars sometime in the next two weeks!!


Review: The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell

The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
Publication Date: May 11th, 2010
Published by EgmontUSA
352 Pages, Hardcover
Source: Egmont, Teen Book Scene Blog Tour

Summary from goodreads:

"Sixteen-year-old Damien Locke has a plan: major in messing with people at the local supervillain university and become a professional evil genius, just like his supervillain mom. But when he discovers the shameful secret she's been hiding all these years, that the one-night stand that spawned him was actually with a superhero, everything gets messed up. His father's too moral for his own good, so when he finds out Damien exists, he actually wants him to come live with him and his goody-goody superhero family. Damien gets shipped off to stay with them in their suburban hellhole, and he has only six weeks to prove he's not a hero in any way, or else he's stuck living with them for the rest of his life, or until he turns eighteen, whichever comes first.

To get out of this mess, Damien has to survive his dad's "flying lessons" that involve throwing him off the tallest building in the city--despite his nearly debilitating fear of heights--thwarting the eccentric teen scientist who insists she's his sidekick, and keeping his supervillain girlfriend from finding out the truth. But when Damien uncovers a dastardly plot to turn all the superheroes into mindless zombie slaves, a plan hatched by his own mom, he discovers he cares about his new family more than he thought. Now he has to choose: go back to his life of villainy and let his family become zombies, or stand up to his mom and become a real hero."

My Review: **** = 4 Stars 

Before this book I have never read a Superhero/Supervillian book and I wasn't sure what to expect. Part of me thought it wouldn't be believeable and would be somewhat childish, partly because of the concept and partly because of the comicbook type cover. But this story is quite believable and not childish in anyway.

Chelsea creates a world in which there are Superheroes and Supervillians, as well as normal people that are aware of the prescense of heroes & villians. I loved the fact that this story focuses on Damien, who is raised as a villian, but is in fact both villian and hero.

Throughout the novel Damien learns of his mothers one time tryst with a superhero *gasp* that leaves him as not the villian he always thought he was. When his Superhero father learns of his existance, Damien is sent to spend six weeks with him to see if there is a superhero side to him.

I enjoyed going with Damien on his journey. Along for the ride were Damien's sleezy on-again off-again girlfriend Kat, his sidekick and one time romantic "lab partner" Sarah, and and his ex-best friend Pete, as well as his evil scientist Mom and her boyfriend Taylor(who also happens to be the Dean of the villain school Vilmore). I loved the different powers that the heroes and villains had, some of which are flying, laser eyes, shapeshifting and controlling radiowaves.

With great characters, action and a fun new twist to the superhero/supervillain(just because I haven't read hero/villain stuff doesn't mean I don't watch it on tv! =P) genre, there isn't much about this book not to love. The ending was great and there is no cliffhanger or anything that makes me feel like I HAVE to have a sequel, but I also think there is a lot that could be done in one. So *fingers crossed* for that!

I recommend this to any YA fans looking for something different to read. While there isn't much swearing, there is lots of sex talk and mentions of porn and other things not quite appropriate for the younger ones, but other than that this is something you should def. pick up!

In case you missed it, check out my Interview with Chelsea here, where I am also giving away a copy of The Rise of Renegade X to one lucky winner!

Have you read this title yet, what are your thoughts? If not, is this something you would read!?


The Awesomeness that is CSN :)

Hey everyone! I have been contacted by CSN to do another review or giveaway. I have an upcoming review post on the chair I got last time, so this time I'm going to let one of you guys get something!

Now I know it's hard picking something.. especially when you have a $75 gift certificate to spend(which is the case here) but I'll show you some of their sites that you could choose from.

Need some modern bedding for your room? Or maybe some supplies for the new school year? Wether it be a new toaster for your kitchen or a swing for the little one, CSN has it all!

So enter now to win a $75 gift certificate from CSN. Good at any of the over 200 CSN Stores(does not cover shipping but most stuff ships free!).

FILL OUT THIS FORM to enter. As always, no comment entries accepted but comments are appreciated! US/Canada Only! Open until September 30th at midnight!
Extra entries for following and spreading the word!

Good luck everyone!


The Rise of Renegade X- Author Interview & Giveaway!

I'm thrilled to have Chelsea Campbell, author of The Rise of Renegade X, here with us today! She was nice enough to answer some questions about RRX, as well as some other things, so let's get to it.


Question 1: The Rise of Renegade X is an interesting mix, evil mastermind and superhero, how did you come up with the idea to meld the two together?

Chelsea Campbell: I wanted to write about a bad guy character who had to save people. That's pretty vague, but it's how I got started, and I just played with that concept until I figured out my MC was a supervillain teen. And then I decided that the worst thing that could happen to this kid was for him to find out he's half superhero and that none of his villainy dreams are going to come true.

Q2: Before you started writing did you plan on having a boy MC or is that just how it came out when you actually started the book?

Chelsea: I don't remember deciding that he should be a boy—it just came out that way. I do tend to write about boy MCs, though. I think they're more fun to drool over write about.

Q3: Outside of writing, you are a fan of World of Warcraft, and you are also a knitter. What’s another hobby of yours that isn't widely known?

Chelsea: I collect glass grapes! Okay, so I only have two bunches of glass grapes at the moment (you know what I'm talking about—those things old people put on their coffee tables), but I LOVE them. They are, like, the most beautiful things I've ever seen. I also have a set of grape lights—hanging bunches of grapes that light up—and some other grape-related items. Basically, I love grape decorations the way some people love cows or pigs or whatever.

Q4: Can you describe yourself in three words?

Chelsea: Hufflepuff Slytherin mix.

(^^^^By far the best interview answer EVER!)

Q5: Doing a blog tour like this requires many different interviews and questions. Is there a question that gets over asked, or that you are just tired of answering?

Chelsea: I think the question I get asked the most is “Is there going to be a sequel?!?!” I won't say I get tired of getting asked this, but I don't really have a good answer for it. The short answer is, no. The long answer is, maybe in the future, if the book does well enough.


Thanks for stopping by Chelsea! I look forward to hearing wether or not there will be a sequel! =P

Have you read The Rise of Renegade X? No? Want the chance to win it?!?! Well here you go!

One winner(US/Canada Only *sorry international lovies*) will win a hardcover copy of The Rise of Renegade X.

You MUST FILL OUT THIS FORM to enter. No comment entries allowed, but feel free to leave some love in the comment section! ;) ;)

You DO NOT have to be a follower to enter. There are extra entries for spreading the word though!

This giveaway will end on September 30th at Midnight(eastern time).

Get entering and good luck!

P.S- Stop back by tomorrow to check out my review of The Rise of Renegade X! :)


Mini-review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Last week I received an ARC of Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins(Thank you Hyperion!) and I devoured it in two days. I absolutely loved Hex Hall(check out my 5 star review here), and I had high hopes that Demonglass would be just as good, but of course you never know how it will go with sequels. Well, Demonglass wasn't as good as Hex Hall, it was way better(in my personal opinion).

The story picks up not to long after the final events of Hex Hall and the story moves right along. Now, this isn't my actual review since the book doesn't come out until March, so I won't say anything spoilery about the book because I would hate to ruin it for anyone. But you should know ahead of time, the awesomeness that is Demonglass... yes, there is much awesomeness involved!

All the characters we love are back, as well as some new ones. The geography of the story changes up a bit, and I love the location of where the story takes place. There are some twists and turns along the way, with some romance mixed in, add in great action scenes and two hot swoonworthy guys... *ahem*Cal&Archer*ahem** and there is just the right amount of everything that I could want in an YA novel. I couldn't have more pleased with the book as a whole.

Sophie is one of my favorite characters because she is such a smartass and I can't help but to relate to that some, minus the demonness and magic and drama, so maybe that's what I like her so much.

Of course, since this doesn't come out until March, that means Book 3 won't be out until March of 2012 probably and *sigh* wow that's a long time.

I will post an actual review of this closer to the release date, but I just wanted everyone to know that I loved this book! (um how many times did I say love in this mini-review??).

Did you like Hex Hall? Are you looking forward to Demonglass?


In My Mailbox(27)

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

Even though I only got 1 review book this week, and 1 book for a blogtour, I bought some awesome books(some I've already read and some I can't wait to get to!!).

For Review:

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

I already read this and it's freaking awesome!!! I will post a review soon, even though it's like 5 months til its release day.. and then I'll post a reminder closer to it's release about why I LOVED this book so much! =P

Thanks to Hallie & Hyperion Books!

For Review/Blogtour:

I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan

Thanks to Selena & Scholastic!


13 to Life by Shannon Delany
Infinite Days by Rebecca Maziel
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

I've already read Clockwork Angel and Paranormalcy but I had to have finished copies for my shelves. =P
I can't wait to read the rest of these though!


Personal Demons Swag(pictured above) and Tank

Thanks to Lisa Desrochers for answering my question about Luc and sending me this awesome tank and goodies! :)

So that's what I got this week! Did you get anything good this week!? :)


Freefall Cover Recreation

Princess Bookie is hosting another Remake-A-Cover Contest. This time it's for Freefall by Mindi Scott.

Here is the original cover:

And here is my remake:

This contest is open until next Thursday(9/9) or until 40 people enter.

What do you think of my remake?


To my lovely readers:

The beginning of August was an almost perfect start to a month. I read one great book after another and worked less than usual. Went to an awesome concert with my Dad and boyfriend. Life was good.

These past two weeks... not so good.

I will list off how great things have been for me.

1) I've been working more than usual. Lots of early mornings, like 4am. Which wouldn't be so bad normally, but the day before I probably worked 9am-5pm, then went in at 4am, then the next day maybe I went in at 7am, followed by a 5am. Yea my schedule changes EVERY week. It is never constant. And that sucks. Majorly. My body can't get used to the differences and it really catches up to you after a while. Anyways.. I'm EXHAUSTED.

2) My car is a piece of shit. Literally(okay not literally). It's ten years old, and it has 152000 miles. No there isn't an extra 0 there. At one time, my drivers side door wouldn't open or do anything because the locking mechanism or however you spell that, broke. I needed a new door because they don't make the locking mechanism for an ancient ass car like mine. It's not the same color so I have a green car, and a blue door. Last week... my passenger door did the SAME. FREAKING. THING. Will the next door be orange? Maybe red? My check engine light is on. My inspection expired August 31st. It's in the shop now, and the bill is $881. Yeap... I'm screwed.

3) I started school this week. Three classes at the actual campus and two online courses. I've been to college, but this one already seems much, MUCH more time consuming. And it's only been the first week and just thinking about the essays I already have to write for next week.... *sigh*

4) My Great-Grandmother passed away on the 26th. I attended her funeral on Tuesday.

5) I will be attending a second funeral on Saturday, for my 3rd cousin who lost her child during the ninth month of pregnancy. Words cannot express the sadness of this situation.

6) I've been sick for like three weeks. No joke. It's my own damn fault because I avoid doctors offices. So yea I'll blame that one on me.

7) My dad, who just got back from Iraq at the beginning of August, is already back at work, in California, the opposite coast that I am on. Yea sucks. :(

8) Over the past two weeks I have started 5 books, and fininshed none. Those books include Mockingjay and The Demon's Lexicon, which I know are both AWESOME even without finishing them. I just can't read right now. Or not a lot. Which sucks.

My review books are piling up, and my blog posts have become almost nonexistent. So I'm sorry I have virtually been ignoring you. I feel like a crappy blogger, but I know shit happens. I hope to make a full recovery from ^^^^ALL THAT DRAMA up there... soon.

On a positive note... the lady from St. Anne's picked up the boxes of books today. There was 170 total and she was so appreciative, as am I, for all the support. It's amazing how doing something so simple can make you feel so good. Thank you again to everyone who donated!

Ok thats it for me. I hope to be back with an actual review for you soon!

*****AND I NEARLY FORGOT: I have reached 700 followers. I can't thank you all enough for your support throughout my first year of blogging. And I promise to have a blogoversary contest and 700 follower contest soon(better late than never =P)
Love you all!


Half Moon Cover Reveal Contest

I'm so excited to be one of the lucky bloggers that gets to reveal the cover to Half Moon by Jordan Deen. In case you don't know, Half Moon is the sequel to The Crescent. The official release date for this title will be January 13th, 2011. So stay a while, read an exerpt from Half Moon, and learn how to win some AWESOME prizes!!

Oh you want the prizes first?? Okay.. okay.

Here is what YOU can win:

-Half Moon Swag
-$25 B&N Giftcard
-Jewelry Box
-USB Camera/Video Recorder

Talk about an amazing prize pack!

Want to know how to win all those awesome prizes? It's simple.. just follow these steps!

1) Head on over to Jordan's blog for the Official Info on the Cover Reveal Contest! On her page you will see links to the bloggers who are participating, and in which order..

2) At each blog, you will need to collect the word that stands out from the exerpt provided. Be sure to follow on EACH blog and comment on EACH blog in order to win. Those are both mandatory, don't lose your chance to win by not doing both! You also need to log into Jordan's page, you can log in through facebook there and create a new profile. Also a must!!

3) Once you find all of the words in order, head back on over to Jordan's website and leave a comment on the cover reveal contest page letting her know what you thought of Chapter 2(all the exerpts)! Lastly you will need to send an email to Jordan here: with the complete sentence that you formed from the collected words! (Make sure you go in order, if your words are not in order you will be disqualified!)

Sound easy enough? So remember, follow, comment, email and your entered! Extra entries for tweeting about this contest, adding it to your blogroll, or sharing it on facebook!

The hunt starts now, Sept. 2nd, and lasts until midnight(California Time) on September 9th.

If you haven't already, go check out Jordan's page to read chapter 1!

Here is my exerpt of Chapter 2:

"Yes,” she stalled, “they die. But it is a slow, painful, horrible death.”

“You’ve seen it?”

“Yes. Only once. That was when I was really young, maybe five or six. One of Michael’s nephews died from the sickness. His mate was killed in an attack before she could transform… he never got over her. One day, without warning, he was stricken. They called in every healer they could. No one could cure him. He shook all the time, he howled, he cried, he screamed, he’d half phase and then be stuck half human- half wolf for days. It was horrible. The elders took a vote on whether or not they should put him out of his misery. His father, Robert, couldn’t do it, and neither could Michael.”

My hands trembled, and the shaking rattled through my body. Tears streaked my face for this poor boy I never met, knowing fully that could be Brandon. I may have loved Alex, but fully knew I belonged with Brandon. Even though we hadn’t fully bonded, I was still drawn to Brandon in a way I couldn’t begin to explain. “How long did it take for him to… you know?”
Alright did you find the right word!? I'm blog number 5 in the line up, make sure you go and check out blog 6 next, The Bibliophilic Book Blog!
Have some fun everyone, and good luck! :)