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15 WINTER READS On Sale! Plus a Giveaway!

Sit back, relax in your favorite reading chair and enjoy15 Winter Reads from 15 bestselling YA authors. There is something to delight every reader in this box set – paranormal romance, futuristic sci-fi, historical, time travel, and contemporary. Many of the Indelibles have given you access to both the first and second books in their series – you’ll be reading well into the New Year!
LIMITED TIME BOX SET - from 15 bestselling YA authors ON SALE 12/29 - 1/11 for just $1.99Amazon * Barnes & Noble15 Winter Reads includes:
The Iron Butterfly by Chanda Hahn Escaping an experimental prison, Thalia tries to hide her past and her gifts, from her friends. But her past isn’t always easy to escape, especially when it hunts you down. Twitter * Facebook * Goodreads * Website

Tremble (Celestra Series) by Addison Moore Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking. When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds re…

Bookanista Review of DRAGONFLY by Leigh Talbert Moore

It's Thursday, and time for another Bookanista review. Today I am reviewing a FABULOUS New Adult book, DRAGONFLY by Leigh Talbert Moore. She is absolutely amazing - but before I get to it, here's the scoop on the other reviews today:
Jessica, Katy and Tracey are celebrating their favorite books with the Class of 2013 Blogfest. Shari Arnold is amazed by CROWN OF MIDNIGHT by Sarah J. MassLenore Appelhans is sharing her love for CONTROL by Lydia KangChristine Fonseca is enthralled with DRAGONFLY by Leigh Talbert MooreTracy Banghart is transforming with BECOME by Ali Cross Kimberly Sabatini is intrigued by SPLIT SECOND by Kasie West On to my review -

About DRAGONFLY by Leigh Talbert Moore
Three bad things I learned this year: -People you trust lie, even parents.
-That hot guy, the one who's totally into you, he might not be the one.
-Things are not always how they appear.

Three good things I learned this year:
-Best friends are always there for you, even when they're far away.

Author Spotlight: Lisa Gail Green

Time for more Author Spotlights! This was supposed to post yesterday. But, as you have likely noticed, I have been a little absent of late. The truth, the creeping crud caught up with me. Yuck!!! But, I am happy to report that I am on the mend and finally back to blogging. At least a little bit.

So, today, I bring a belated Author Spotlight featuring the ever-fabulous, Lisa Gail Green.

Before I introduce Lisa's books, here is a little more about her:

Lisa Gail Green writes paranormal and fantasy. She lives with her rocket scientist husband and three junior mad scientists in Southern California. The first novel in her Djinn series, THE BINDING STONE, is now available! She would most definitely have a werewolf for a pet if she weren't allergic. 

My favorite part of the Author Spotlights are the wacky Q&A I make them do! Here are Lisa's answers:

Your main villain has decided to take over traditional Christmas traditions. Tell me what he/she does to make the holiday different (…

Cover Reveal: Ali Cross's BLOOD CROWN

To say I am a little excited to be part of Ali Cross's cover reveal is a serious understatement. Her books are not only AMAZING - but Ali is probably one of the nicest people I have ever met. True Story!

Before I get to her cover, here is a little more about BLOOD CROWN:


Serantha is the daughter of the Emperor of the West, who rules over the remnant of humanity who escaped a dying Earth and took to the stars a thousand years ago. With no habitable planets found during their exile, the android Servants who were supposed to care for them rose up, took the name of Mind, and murdered her father. Now the androids amuse themselves by forcing humans like her into mindless drudgery. But flashes of memory hint that Sera is no ordinary human.

On the other side of the galaxy, Nicolai, Son of the East, has abandoned his crown and joined the rebel forces in the war against the Mind. Humans have no real chance... unless the enhanced DNA developed by the Blood Crown scientis…

Author Spotlight: Ednah Walters

Time for more Author Spotlights! Today, I bring you Ednah Walters! I've had so much fun getting to know Ednah and her books over the past year. She is something special, as I am certain you will agree.  

Here is a little bit about her most recent release, Grimnirs (a Runes Book)

"Torin St. James better step up his game because Echo's in town and just took the spotlight! Hot, beautiful,and cocky is not all you'll get after meeting Echo! He's up for a challenge and set on stealing the Runes series title “Best Book Crush!”" ~ Julia Hendrix @ As You Wish Reviews

Straight out of the psych ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn’t want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The guy she’s loved from a distance for years moves away without saying goodbye. So yes, she’s nursing a serious heartbreak. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life. 

The chemistry between them is mind-blowing.The connection defies logic…

Bookanista Review of Chandra Hahn's IRON BUTTERFLY

This is a little late getting up, but it is time for another Bookanista review. I am so excited about today's review of Chandra Hahn's IRON BUTTERFLY! I will tell you, I am a new, hardcore Chandra fan after this book! She is such a talented writer. But before I get into all of that, here is the list of what all of the Bookanistas are talking about today:
Jessica Love falls for THESE BROKEN STARS by Amie Kaufman and Megan SpoonerRebecca Behrens is excited for THE DESPERATE ADVENTURES OF ZENO & AYLA by Jane KelleyChristine Fonseca is intrigued by IRON BUTTERFLY by Chanda HahnTracy Banghart is loving PRECIOUS THINGS by Stephanie Parent Katy Upperman is captivated over FIRE by Kristen Cashore On to my review -

About IRON BUTTERFLY by Chandra Hahn
Imprisoned, starved and left with no memories, Thalia awakens to find herself at the mercy of an evil cult known as the Septori. Their leader has chosen Thalia as the test subject for a torture device of untold power, designed to change …

My Break and How It Breathed New Life Into Me

Wow! It's been a while since I've posted something other than a review or a spotlight. In fact, I pretty much ignored my blog all together last week. The break was unexpected; family wound up coming over for more days than expected. So I did something I NEVER do - I took a break. A real break. From everything.

I didn't worry about writing, or promoting, or blogging, or the next books I need to focus on, or the day job or anything. I even stayed offline for the most part. I simply enjoyed my family, cooked a TON of food, decorated the house - inside and out. And played. Yep. Played.

It's been a very long time since I have completely abandoned everything I had going on and just vegged with family. And you know what - it was EPIC!

I needed the time away, the perspective. I needed to reconnect with those most important to me. But most importantly, I needed the clarity that comes from taking the time to breathe and connect with others.

This break gave me perspective and exc…

Author Spotlight: Ellen Booraem

Time for more Author Spotlights! Today, I bring you Ellen Booraem. I've had so much fun getting to know Ellen for this post. She is truly amazing, and if you haven't checked out her books, you are missing out. 

Here is a little bit about her most recent release, Texting The Underworld [love that title]:

BROOKLIN, Maine—What would it take to bring out the hero in a naturally fearful person?

Which is worse: Losing a loved one or dying yourself? 

Those are two of the questions facing 12-year-old Conor O’Neil, the protagonist (some would 
say “hero”) of TEXTING THE UNDERWORLD, Ellen Booraem’s latest fantasy for ages 10-14. 
Published by the Penguin imprint Dial Books for Young Readers, the book hit bookstores 
August 15, 2013. 

As of late June, Kirkus Reviews had given the new book a starred review. The Horn Book praised 
it for “complex characters, a moving story line centered on family and courage, and plenty of 
exciting moments.” 

Conor, a perpetual scaredy-cat, has the fright of his li…


Check out these Black Friday Deals! Lee Strauss The Perception Series YA sci/fi dystopian boxed set $6.50$.99 Amazon only
Complete Perception Series set: Ambition, Perception, Volition and Contrition

The PERCEPTION Series books ( SF/mystery/romance) are Young Adult novels that take place in the not too distant future in a world changed by climate extremes, natural disasters and impending wars, and where scientific breakthroughs cause class divisions--both financially and philosophically. It explores the clash between faith and science and how differences can separate us as enemies or ally us together. And in some cases, even in the midst of betrayal and personal crisis, there's room to fall in love.

Leigh T. Moore


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iTunes: Kobo: Anna Sanders expected an anonymous (and uneventful) senior year until she crossed paths with rich-and-se…

Thanksgiving and Angels

One of my favorite pieces that I've written has never been published, per sea. It wasn't a story or a self-help guide. It wasn't for a training or a newspaper. It was my mother's obituary and shortened biography.  It may seem strange that I consider writing it an experience in joy. Yes, it was a dark and sad time But working on mom's bio was a great way to center my thoughts, appreciate her life and move forward. Today is not only Thanksgiving, but it is the anniversary of Mom's death - her Angel Day (to use the words from Ali Cross). And I felt like it was fitting today, to share her bio with all of you. Mom was a remarkable woman in a million-and-one ways. I continue to be blessed by her presence in my life!
The Life of Judi Dell Warren
Judi was born on February 25, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA. Growing up with modest means, she learned to appreciate every aspect of the life around her. In college she spent time as a singer, sharing her jazz and blues love throughou…

Author Spotlight: Rhys A Jones and The Obsidian Pebble

Time for more Author Spotlights! Today, I bring you author Rhys A Jones, the author of The Obsidian Pebble. This is a book I have not yet read, but really REALLY want to! 

Before I introduce Rhy's book, here is a little about him:
Rhys A Jones was born in 1955 and grew up in a mining village in South Wales with his nose in a book and his head in the clouds. He managed to subdue his imagination long enough to carve out a career in medicine, writing whenever the chance arose. In 1994, writing as Dylan Jones, he published his first scary book for adults, a thriller, which was subsequently made into a two-part film by the BBC. Other scary books followed. A growing desire to move away from adult thrillers and write for children is what currently preoccupies him. The Obsidian Pebble is the first in a quintet featuring eleven-year-old Oz Chambers whose family inherits a ‘haunted’ house. His mother wants to leave, but Oz wants to unlock the house’s mysteries and uncovers a secret that will ch…

Oh NaNo....It's So Not Happening

Hi All!

Well, I made a decision about NaNo over the weekend...yea, it's not happening. In the past, when I haven't been able to finish, I was upset, feeling like I had failed something. That isn't true this year. This year, I recognize the payoff to NaNo for me - even though I did not manage to finish.

First, I started a new book I am thrilled about.
Also, I planned out a new series I am equally thrilled about
And most importantly, I fell in love with writing....again.

So, I may not have cranked out 50K on a single work, but I managed to do so much more.

Hugs and congrats to everyone who has made it. WOO HOO!!!

Bookanista Review - The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

Time for another Bookanista review. Today, I am bringing you my thoughts on Tracy Banghart's BY BLOOD. I actually read this a month ago or so, but I FINALLY get a chance to talk about it! But first, check out the other Bookanista posts:
Lenore Appelhans is loving being on the edge with DANGEROUS GIRLS by Abagail HaasShari Arnold is intrigued with SCARLETT by A.C. GaughenChristine Fonseca is making a happy noise for THE INVISIBLE BOY by Trudy LudwigTracy Banghart is revealing the cover for her upcoming book, SHATTERED VEIL Tracey Neithercott is crushing on SOLVING FOR EX by LeighAnne KopansKimberly Sabatini is reveling in YOU LOOK DIFFERENT IN REAL LIFE by Jennifer Castle On to my review -

About THE INVISIBLE BOY by Tracy Ludwig (10/08/13)
Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class.

When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welc…