Thursday, October 28, 2010
This contest is another super one, that I almost didn't want to share about. I am sharing the information anyhow; because that is one way to earn 2 entries in the contest. http://amberargyle.blogspot.com/
Amber Argyle is giving away a signed, hardcover copy of Graceling . There are several things to do to earn entries into the contest. Amber is the author of "Witch Song" her book that is coming out September 1, 2011. Here is a little blurb about her new book.
Fourteen-year old Brusenna is the last Witch. All the others have been imprisoned by the Dark Witch. And without the witches’ songs to shore up the bindings of nature, storms rage, climates cross hardened boundaries, and seeds refuse to germinate.
Hiding from the Witch Hunters and their muskets, Brusenna and her Guardian, Joshen, must find the key to defeating the Dark Witch and rescuing the others. Because if not, there may be nothing left to save.
This sounds so good! I am putting this on my to-read list.
So, if you want to try and win the signed copy of Graceling, head on over to Amber's blog.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Busted. Football star Kaleo Steele is caught under the high school bleachers with the wrong group of friends. Even worse, he's caught by his seminary teacher, Brother Mortensen. If Kaleo gets turned in, he'll be in jeopardy of missing the regional championship game.
It doesn't help that Kaleo has been cutting seminary class. But what's the point? Mumbo jumbo stories about angels and gold plates and Joseph Smith? Brother Mortensen decides Kaleo is ready for an extraordinary "field trip" - one that could alter the course of his life and his heart.
Reluctantly, Kaleo meets with Ladan - a mysterious old blind man - and unknowingly begins a quest through time, landing in Palmyra, New York, in the fall of 1827.
Soon, Kaleo and a nineteenth-century girl named Jennie are caught up in a battle between treasure seekers - led by Alistair Blackburn, a necromancer hired to steal the gold plates - and the young Joseph Smith, who has sworn to keep them safe.
In his quest to find a key that will send him back to his own time, Kaleo will have to decide for himself what to believe and who to trust. Before it's too late.
This is a great new book from Jeffrey S. Savage. LDS teens and their parents will love this book and so will adults who love YA books. I love the concept of going back in time, especially to meet the Prophet Joseph. This will be another great series by Jeff. (At least I think this is going to be a series. If I am incorrect Jeff, let everyone know. It just seems to be something that would make a great series.)
I always read his books so quickly. He is an awesome writer. He knows how to create wonderful characters that you love to care about. The main character,Kaleo, learns a lot on his adventure. At first you think he is another sassy kid that just doesn't "get it". By the end of the book, his testimony grows and yours can't help but be strengthened by what Kaleo learns from The Prophet Joseph Smith. This is a book I will be sharing with my own children and my nieces and nephews.
Another note, I loved reading the author notes at the end of the book. They are great! You will get a feel of what Jeff is really like; besides being a fantastic author,he is a really great guy with a super sense of humor.
I bought my copy of this book at the Book Academy Writers Conference and had it signed there by the author.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
FANTASTIC BOOK REVIEW: Win Freefall by Mindi Scott! Have until tonight to enter!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Would You Like Me to Read and Review Your Book?Here is my Review PolicyI am accepting books for review from authors and publishers. I prefer receiving hard copies, but I have a Kindle App for my computer and will also accept books in PDF form. Every book I read, I will then 'review'. These 'reviews' will reflect my honest opinion, I'll try to remain positive, not be overly critical, but if I don't like a book I will say so. My reviews will consist of my thoughts and feelings about the novel read and as a result, my reviews are very subjective, instead of a critical analysis.
I will read most genres: I prefer clean romances, love YA general and speculative, fantasy, sci-fi, historical, self-help and children's books.
Reviewing Time Frame: I have many books that I have in my pile to read and review. Unless I am participating in a blog tour with an assigned date, I will do my best to get your book read and reviewed in a timely manner.
Beyond Reviews: Not only will I review books, but I will hold contests/giveaways, interview authors, particiapte in book/blog tours and Blog Hops. Please explain in your e-mail about the particulars .
Contact me here: at WhyNotBecauseISaidSo@gmail.com
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Dixie Owens worked for 30 years with the State of California
Employment Development Department (EDD) in various marketing and
job development roles. She holds an Associate of Arts from Ohlone College;
Marketing Coursework at U.C. Davis; completed a certification program,
"Women in Management," from the University of Southern California's
Post-graduate School of Business. Dixie Wilks Owens currently resides in Grants Pass,
Oregon with her husband. Now this mother of seven, grandmother of fifteen, "spins" time by writing, dancing, scupting, painting, singing and supporting worthwhile causes.
I was generously supplied a review copy of "Becoming Kate". In no way did this influence the review or recommendation that was given to the book. I do not get paid for any reviews that are given on this blog.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
When ten-year-old Alex Cooper moves from a rural, tranquil Ohio town to the middle of hurricane row in Florida, he's not sure he'll ever fully adjust. But soon he finds hurricane row is a breeze compared to the mysterious, secluded Macki Bald Inn--a nearby inn owned by two ladies who seem to know everything about Alex before he even meets them. What secret does this inn and it's inhabitants harbor?
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program, whereby young princes and princesses travel to each other’s countries in the name of better political alliances—and potential marriages. It’s got the makings of a fairy tale—until a hapless servant named Eleanor is tricked by a vengeful fairy godmother into competing with Poppy for the eligible prince. Ballgowns, cinders, and enchanted glass slippers fly in this romantic and action-packed happily-ever-after quest from an author with a flair for embroidering tales in her own delightful way.