Fanged Mania #1: Perfect Vacation Spot for a Vampire

To join in, copy and paste these rules and the above banner into your Fanged Mania post and add your link to this week’s Fanged Mania post at Elisabeth Wheatley’s Blog. Fanged Mania is a Friday meme counting down to the release of Fanged Princess and displaying all things vampire and awesome. Fanged Mania posts can be a review of a vampire book, a quote from the latest Vampire Diaries episode, a showcase of a cool vampire book’s cover, or whatever you like so long as it is vampire related. Don’t forget, participants will be entered in the drawing to win a fanged-abulous prize pack!

Well, this is my first Fanged Mania post and I’m so excited! Well, to start us off, I thought I’d show you guys the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden because it looks like an awesome vacation spot for a vampire. I’ve never been here, but thanks to PBS staying visiting ICEHOTEL is on my Bucket List.

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Why would it be awesome for our fanged friends? Well, look at these pictures! The place looks like the set for one of The Lord of the Rings movies! (Ignore the pink flamingo in that last photo.) Second, during the winter season, the sunlight wouldn’t be a problem at all. Not mention it’s a FIVE-STAR hotel! Now if only we can get room service to deliver blood…

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IT’S HERE!!! IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!

The cover reveal for Fanged Princess is TODAY!!! Check out these blogs and don’t forget to comment!

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Blog Tour and Excerpt: Unresisting by Shane Morgan

Today I am hosting a blog for stop for the very first time! Now, I’d heard about this book, and when the opportunity came along for me to be a part of the blog tour, I was THRILLED! So without further ado, may I present to you this excerpt from Shane Morgan’s Unresisting!

Unresisting

Seventeen year old Natasha Johnson is having a rough year. Her twin brother, Sean, died last summer after a car crash, and her parents decided to pack up and leave the only home she’d known all her life. It’s a lot to take in, and Nat has decidedly given up on the world, until moving to Stetson Valley and meeting high school ‘outcast’, Chace Owens.

Chace’s dark and mysterious aura is not exactly seen as ‘normal’, but Nat already knows that not a lot of things are of the norm when it comes to her life. She soon finds herself unable to resist Chace’s strange pull on her heart, unleashing a sudden attraction to the unnatural forces that have always been burning within her. But with uncovering her true self brings forth great danger, as Nat learns that her brother’s death had a lot more to do with the side she’s unable to resist.

Can Natasha calm the blazing flames and withstand the threat of danger, or will this new found power destroy her?

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I felt someone’s eyes watching me intently. The feeling enervated me and I just had to find the source.
I didn’t have to search long as his presence blocked out everyone else’s. He gave me the impression he was around my age, seventeen. He was also remarkably gorgeous and sitting by himself at a table close to the window. Was he there when I walked in? No, I would’ve seen him. His presence was too demanding to miss.

His hand froze with the cup near his lips as if he was in shock from seeing me. What the hell! Why’s he looking at me like that? I felt awkward.

He stared at me with familiarity, as if I was a long lost friend.

I turned my attention back to the book fast and pretended not to be bothered. However, he aroused me. I wanted, needed to see if he was still staring. I lifted my head slowly but just my luck, he was gone.

“Who was that guy?”

Pretty neat, huh? Will you be checking this one out? =)

About Shane Morgan
Shane Morgan is a lover of “interesting” books. Her imagination is always running wild so it’s best to collect and organize them into separate stories.Shane’s love for writing started the moment she picked up a Nancy Drew book. At a young age, she began writing short stories, divulging in a variety of genres; from comedy and drama, to horror, and romance. Shane’s quite intrigued by the otherworldly or things otherwise deemed “impossible.” Well, in her opinion, people never really grow up, do they?Unresisting is the first book in her new YA series of the same title. Prepare to join Natasha on her journey of self discovery as she learns to control her powers and use them for good, fighting all the bad along the way. Of course we can’t have a girl being alone throughout the story, there has to be some romance thrown in there. And Chace will definitely steal the hearts of every female reader.

Author Interview with Kay Rogal

I am VERY excited to host my first-ever author interview! The lovely Kay Rogal stopped by my blog to answer some questions about her book, Sweet Revenge, and some about herself! Check out her answers to my sometimes weird questions and don’t forget to check out  Sweet Revenge! (Click the cover to go to Amazon and here to go to Goodreads. =)
Sweet Revenge
First off, can you sum up your book, Sweet Revenge, in a tweet, 140 characters or less? (I’m mean, I know! =)
When the sons and daughters of white slaver unite with task force agents to take down their father, all hell breaks loose in love and war.
Where did you get the idea for Sweet Revenge? What story/experience/event do you think inspired you the most?
I was getting a massage at the time and thought this would make a perfect, undetected place for the white slavers to choose and display their ‘merchandise’ – so to speak.
What is your favorite thing about Selena and Drake, your main characters?
Bantering, giving as good as they get in all areas of life and love.
Least favorite?
That’s a good question…Drake?  Not taking charge fast enough of the situation and sensing the untold story under his nose, because love overrides all the senses of his training.  Serena?  Not letting people in her heart when she has so many willing to help her – asking for help now and then is okay.
In the event Selena and Drake escaped from their book, do you think that you and they would be BFFs, mortal enemies, or frenemies?
Oooh…I like this question.  Frenemies.  Why?  Because men and women are like water and oil in their thinking and reactions.  Serena and I would instigate a ‘strike’ if the situation warrants it and Drake would not appreciate it.
If you could trade places with Selena, would you? Why?
I think it would be fun to matchmake and see their reactions. In the aftermath of a lover turned traitor in her earlier career or learn of a sister killed and a nephew in danger would probably not have turned out so well if we had changed places.
 
So far, what is your favorite part of being a published writer?
Research, thinking of the next story, making it to that long-term goal of being published and connecting with readers and other authors.
And now a few questions just for fun…
Your weapon of choice in the zombie apocalypse?
Chemical fire flame thrower.
You have three wishes and five seconds to choose. Go!
I wish to have the ability to teleport and have the instruction manual that goes with it…I wish I would receive a massage every night to relax me…I wish no one would ever have to lose the ones they love…
King Arthur or Lancelot? 
Can we have a Knight and King Bachelorette Series to see who would woo me?

What’s a question you’ve always wanted to be asked in an interview? What’s your answer? 

I’m not sure…I’m more of a behind the scenes writer and love to love to advocate for others

Great answers, Kay! What do you guys think?

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FANGED MANIA!!!

So in case you haven’t heard, my first-ever novella, Fanged Princess, releases January 22, 2013.

I thought it would be fun to do some vampire-related posts for the next few months and I’m inviting all bloggers to take part! (If you have any questions, fire away in comments.)

 

To join in, copy and paste these rules and the above banner into your Fanged Mania post and add your link to this week’s Fanged Mania post at Elisabeth Wheatley’s Blog. Fanged Mania is a Friday meme counting down to the release of Fanged Princess and displaying all things vampire and awesome. Fanged Mania posts can be a review of a vampire book, a quote from the latest Vampire Diaries episode, a showcase of a cool vampire book’s cover, or whatever you like so long as it is vampire related. Don’t forget, participants will be entered in the drawing to win a fanged-abulous prize pack!

The prize pack I mentioned includes Vampire Diaries and Breaking Dawn posters as well as a paperback copy of Erica Steven’s Captured (my review here) and the complete collection of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter stories by Jennifer Malone Wright, in paperback, too! =D

Oh, and the contest is international. And the more Fanged Mania posts you have, the more entries you get! So what are you waiting for? Hop on the bandwagon!

My first Fanged Mania post is next Friday. Be sure to drop by!

Review: Entangled (Spellbound, #1) by Nikki Jefford

Entangled (Spellbound #1)

Two months after dying, seventeen-year-old witch Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene’s body.

Until Gray finds a way back inside her own body, she’s stuck being Charlene every twenty-hour hours. Her sister has left precise instructions on how Gray should dress and behave. Looking like a prep isn’t half as bad as hanging out with Charlene’s snotty friends and gropey boyfriend.

The “normals” of McKinley High might be quick to write her behavior off as post-traumatic stress, but warlock Raj McKenna is the only person who suspects Gray has returned from the dead.

Now Gray has to solve the mystery of her death and resurrection and disentangle herself from Charlene’s body before she disappears for good.

***Entangled is a young adult paranormal fantasy romance suitable for ages 15 and up.***

Blurb and cover from Goodreads

Read from August 14 to 15, 2012
I heard about this book via the lovely people of the bloggersphere and after being mesmerized by the cover, I had to give it a shot.

Graylee Perez is your average bookworm, Glee-watching, teenage witch. One day she wakes up in her sister’s room, in her sister’s clothes, and finds out that she has been dead for two months. While she has returned to the world of the living, she and her sister, Charlene, are inhabiting the same body and must share it in 24-hour shifts.

About the book in general.
This book was one of those that I had trouble putting down. I found Jefford’s take on magic, how it works, and spellcasting to be very fascinating.

About the characters.
Though I did like her, I found Graylee to be frustrating at times. I thought there wasn’t enough internal conflict for her when the option is given of purging her sister’s soul from “their” body or the option of taking over another person’s body. She just seemed to jump right into the idea of essentially killing someone else a little too easily for my taste.

Raj was awesome. He was definitely my favorite character and is swoon-worthy as they say. He’s had a long-term super-crush on Graylee even though in the beginning she only notices him to be revolted. Raj has a bit of a vengeful streak and can be stubborn as Satan’s mule, but he’s loyal to a fault and will do anything for Graylee or his little sister, Aahana. And who doesn’t love that?

Charlene, the evil twin sister, is a stereotypical popular girl hell-bent on keeping her high school A-list status. Her character was believable if despicable and I thought she made an excellent antagonist.

There were a number of other characters, but those are the main three I wanted to mention.

All in all, this was an easy, enjoyable read. I most certainly recommend it for fans of contemporary fantasy or paranormal romance. I will most certainly be ordering the next two books and I look forward to seeing this story unfold.

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