Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Circus in Me by S.M. Bjarnson


The Circus in Me by S.M. Bjarnson
The Circus in Me confronts a girl’s outcast journey. Amish to the bone, born and bred to be as such, Tracey Aliza discovers a magical land outside of her traditional community. On a quest for solitude amongst the vagabonds. She comes as a drifter transforming into a better version of oneself called by the name Trae Lae. Outside the safety of confinement Trae Lae learns hands-on experiences being an adult in modern society. Struggles to let the past remain behind her she concentrates on performing as part of the team. Back and forth motions bring her to a whole new level of acceptance. College in due course calls to her. Off she flees to the next adventure on the map marked with an X. Welcome to BYU-Idaho! A Mormon college located on the southeastern region of the great potato state. Trae Lae traces a path in-between a religion she was forced to vacate and another indulging her capacity to a newfound faith that contradicts her soul further. The journey grimy and gray toward the new beginning of endearment. On a mounting podium to seize control of the wild beast conformity. She becomes an acquaintance of a young man by the name of Briggs who is also in torment of historical demons. Their lives intertwine into courses neither of them accused as possible. One girl’s bonnet for another man’s briefs. Do our conclusions meet requirements previously posted? Turn the pages to find out if Trae Lae and Briggs can find a way out of fate’s fortitude. With every whimsical there is a wish, with every star there is a shine, where there is a shunned Amish girl there is bonnet about to be burned.


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Double it Thursday #6



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Give two answers to the question of the week. Please feel free to make it any way you want to; add pics and/or GIFs. Please use either the banner or the photo and a link back to us somewhere in your post. Then just InLinkz it up to that week's post! Read others, get more views and have fun! (Don't forget to add the rules to your post!)





 July 24, 2014 - Favorite book series?

 1.) The Newpointe Series by Terri Blackstock




2.) Harry Potter





Saturday, July 12, 2014

Giveaway

Giveaway of $5.00 Amazon Gift Cards (2 of them) & 1 copy of Obsessions Alpha City #1 By Bryce Evans. There will be three 3 winners. 1st place a copy of Obsessions Alpha City #1 by Bryce Evans 2nd & 3rd place $5.00 Amazon Gift Card.


Obsessions Alpha City #1 by Bryce Evans 

A city run by shifters? In Alpha city, wolves, bears, tigers, panthers, and jaguars live together in peace, centered and led by the Council of Alpha’s. Ryder Malone, is the Alpha of his werewolf pack. He carefully balances his responsibilities as the official head of the Council, and older brother to his sister Zoey, but when she decides to leave for college, he finds himself drawn to her roommate. Like an obsession, London Grey is under Ryder’s skin. To his shock, the young witch orphan, and her best friend decide to move back to Alpha City with Zoey to create a new business. But someone in Alpha City doesn’t want them to succeed. 
Like a bad itch, mysterious happenings haunt the newcomers and the town’s Alpha. Can they figure out the mystery before tragedy happens? Or will Ryder and London’s own chemistry cause them to miss the obvious?


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Author Erin Hayes at UtopYA

Author Erin Hayes at UtopYA

Wow. Since coming back from UtopYA, I’ve been trying to figure out how to best describe what had happened and how much it impacted me. I learned so much. I met so many great people. And I was so sad to leave it.
I guess the best way is to sit down and type it out.
A fellow author and UtopYAn summed up the event better than I ever could have in a Publishers Weekly article: UtopYA has heart. After traveling up to Nashville for my first convention as an author, I couldn’t agree more.
I showed up at the hotel Thursday afternoon with my books in tow, not really knowing what to expect. This would be my first table at my first event, so my nerves were pretty high. Everyone seemed to know someone else as they greeted and hugged, probably veterans of the past two UtopYAs. So I collected my badge, went upstairs to my room, and freaked out about the next day.
I was nervous.
The next morning, I went downstairs and quietly set up my table in Area 51.5. I partially wanted to fade into the walls, to avoid talking to people since I’m shy.
But then I starting meeting some people and everything change.
I sat next to the awesome Liz Long and we were able to chat in between talking to con-goers. And boy, were there con-goers. I’ve been to other conventions where the exhibition halls were voids of people avoiding booths. This was totally different. I got to meet so many great people, many of whom where people I’d only spoken to online. You can bet there were hugs and pictures and exchanging of emails.
That night was the Fan Invasion, where I sat next to the lovely Teal Havilland and Andrea Heltsley. They were great tablemates and we had a great time.
The next day was for panels and for shopping. I went to Gennifer Albin’s keynote and cried several times during it. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the audience. I was so inspired to do what I love, and I got her to sign a copy of Crewel for me.
After that, it was off to the panels, where I filled out an entire notebook with tips and tricks for writers, readers, and bloggers. I sat there wide-eyed the entire time with how deep the rabbit-hole goes for all of these things. I learned so many new things, and even the panelists learned new things from the audience. It was a collaborative effort that everyone benefitted from. I think that’s the underlying theme of UtopYA – collaboration.
I got to walk around the exhibits and meet everyone that I missed the day before. I bought some books – too many books. It was good that we had driven to the convention, because I left with far more than I came with!
The UtopYA Awards were held that night, and it was great to get dressed up and get a little funky. I was inspired by the nominees and winners and had a great time. It was a great celebration of the event. Then came the dancing, but I had to retire to bed early because I was so tired and I had bad knees. Not a good combination in high heels and dancing.
The next morning was an open mic for people to speak up about their experiences. I didn’t speak, and I wish I had. I listened to authors and readers and bloggers who had felt the same thing I did at UtopYA. We were all changed for the better, and we were going to leave the convention wiser and more prepared for the road ahead. I was in tears by the end of it because it was beautiful.
And then we had to leave and go back to reality armed with the knowledge I’d acquired over 72 hours.
I’ve already booked my tickets for next year and I plan on having another table. I have my new set of goals written down so that I can strive to be the author I want to be by next year. And I made some new friends.
Thank you for being awesome, UtopYA. I’ll see you next year, along with everyone I met, including Lori, Lindsay, Toni, Felicia, Liz, Teal, Andrea, Anne, Bella, Eva, Quinn, Brina, Alissa, Caitlin, Janet, my husband Chris who I dragged along to it and more (I’m sorry if I missed anyone, there were so many great people!). You guys were great. I’m so glad we shared it together.
PS – My phone was on the fritz and kept running out of batteries, so I didn’t take anywhere near as many pictures as I would have liked and I didn’t tweet the event as much as I would have liked.


 To learn more about Erin Hayes Here at her website!


We held a giveaway for Erin Hayes on June 16th-30th 1 of 3 e-books of Death is but a Dream and the winners are:

Tina Lykins 
Ali Crean  
Jennifer Morgan 


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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Double it Thursday (Late)




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1. Robert Frost

2. Edgar Allan Poe
 

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