June 25th, 2012
Guess what! I have fun ARC Tour related news!
If you missed your chance to join in on the SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY ARC Tour, or didn’t get pulled in the raffle, it’s your lucky day! Susan has launched her brand new (and gorgeous) website for SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY.
Even more fun though, is the scavenger hunt that’s happening! All around the site there are opportunities to find extra content related to the SS&D world AND the fabulous book trailor that Susan herself created. But the best part is that you have a chance to win a spot on the ARC tour OR a pre-order of SS&D!
So hurry over and see if you can find all the pieces to the hunt!
June 21st, 2012
Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.
Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?
I have done one of these in a few weeks, have I? Shame on me, because I’ve read some pretty awesome books! Not least of which is Spell Bound, the final book in the Hex Hall series, by Rachel Hawkins.
Let’s not play coy here. It’s no secret that I love reading trilogies (well, series in general). There’s so much more room to get invested in a character and a world with more than one book. But I also find that it leads me to expect more and more from each subsequent novel as I fall more and more into this reality.
The good news is, this one doesn’t disappoint. Hawkins has done a masterful job pulling every plot thread together for a WHAM-POW ending to this series.
With deception and secrets around every corner, there isn’t a dull moment in this book. It was a great wrap-up to a fun and compelling series.
Have any of you read the series? Did you enjoy the final installment?
June 19th, 2012
Happy 5th Birthday to my precious Super Spawn!
Me and Super Spawn on his first 4th of July.
Five years goes so fast.
You know how in high school and job interviews people always seem to ask where you see yourself in five years? Well, I can honestly say that five years ago, I’d have never seen today coming.
I knew having a baby would change my life forever, but I had no idea how much. In my wildest guess I’d never have pictured us where we are today, and maybe that’s for the better. In the last five years I’ve had to make some very tough decisions, and have gone through some serious rough patches, but all of that has led us to a far greater future than I’d have thought possible.
And it’s all because of my sweet little boy who inspired me beyond measure.
So, I want to wish a very happy birthday to my bubby! Mommy loves you more than anything.
Nut-free cupcakes for all!
June 11th, 2012
I swear the days just fly by and before I realize it I’ve lost a whole week on the blog! To make up for it, I’ll share some of the fun events that have been keeping me away.
First, my precious little Super Spawn graduated from Pre-K…
Super Spawn makes a pretty cute graduate.
We’ve done birthday parties for friends…
And I had my 10 year high school reunion! Nothing like being shoved back in a room full of people you went to high school with to put some fuel in the YA inspiration fire.
Me (in the middle) and two of my best friends from high school.
So what have you guys been up to?