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Signing Off For Now….

Posted: January 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

After giving some super serious thought for a few weeks, I’ve decided with a heavy heart to shut down this blog for now.  I’ll be honest, I’ve been struggling to get this blog off the ground.  For one, I didn’t do the proper planning that I needed to do (especially after reading the advice of Kristen Lamb on her series on blogging!) and two, I’m managing two other blogs, making my time and efforts severly stretched!

But, you’re not rid of me so easily!  For now you can catch me over on my publishers blog, Visual Adjectives, where I’m implementing some exciting changes so you can read more of my craziness over there!

This isn’t the end of this blog though and when I get it back off the ground, trust me, you all will be the first to know!  Thanks so much for putting up with my rantings thus far and I’ll catch you guys over on the Visual Adjectives blog!

Thanks again for all of your support and comments! 🙂

 

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Happy New Year!

Posted: December 30, 2010 in Uncategorized
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I know I may be a little early but I didn’t want to miss wishing you guys an awesome New Year!

This week has proven to be a more hectic than anticipated explaining why I havent been around this week. So I’m taking a mini break this week to get everything situated and ready for the New Year!  I hope you all have an awesome time this week and wish you all the luck in your New Year resolutions!

I’ll catch up with you guys next week!

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Merry Christmas!

Posted: December 24, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Wishing you and yours an AWESOME Christmas! 

Fantasy Christmas
I’ll catch you guys next week!

I learned of this book after seeing this movie trailer a month or so back.  From what I know so far, it’s due to come out in February and the trailer alone looked so good, I had to get my hands on the book.

Favorite Parts of the Book:

I won’t go into too much detail because I don’t want to give it too much away, but my favorite part of the book was the big battle scene at the end.  It was what I was waiting for through the entire book and didn’t disappoint!

Favorite Character:

Though book for me didn’t have too much in the way of character development because the action was just nonstop, I did have two favorite characters: Sarah and Sam.  I liked Sam because he was a total nerd/conspiracy theorist that made him such a colorful character. His new-found loyalty to the main character John towards the end was also very admirable.  I also liked Sarah, John’s love interest and a mean-girl turned good turn girl who loves photography and really loves John, even when she finds out what’s really going on.  Gotta love a girl for that!

The Good News:

This book is nonstop action from beginning to end!  With my hectic schedule, I devoured this book in two days which says a whole lot for me.  The book was constantly moving, even during the down time where I about the new alien race, the significance of the numbers, and why they were here on Earth.  I loved the fact that main character’s powers developed through the book, building up to his awesomeness instead of laying it all out in the first chapter.   The fight scenes were vivid and the use of flashbacks was just right.  I didn’t feel like the information was just dumped in one section of the book.  The ending was a cliffhanger, just the way I liked them and I am definitely waiting on the next installment in this series.

Now for the bad news:

I haven’t read YA fiction in a really long time, so with that said, I thought the writing itself was just a little too simple for me.  I know the book was written in first person, however, I just thought some sentences were way too short and abrupt, especially during the downtime of the novel.  I also thought there were some spots I thought were written out of convenience.

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I think its only right to give my new readers an teaser’s peek into my first novel Damaris.  I think the Prologue would make a great introduction to those who took the time to check out my little piece of the writer’s blogosphere!

And hey, let’s be honest, a lot people tend to skip the Prologue anways so what a great way to make sure it doesn’t go to waste! 🙂  Let me know what you guys think!

The doors of the Critique corner are now open!

It was dawn before the fire finally died down.  The smoke from inside Barron’s walls continued to escape into the air, the ashes of the flames victims dancing in the wind.  Damaris watched from the safety of the tree’s shadows as the farmers and herders from the adjacent villages of Camden and Aster, carried out those bodies that weren’t incinerated on wagons.  She was unaffected by the sudden wails of sorrow that ripped through the morning’s silence, damning their God Amil for allowing such a tragedy to happen.  As if they willed it, the rain began to fall, making the townspeople’s tears indistinguishable as they mourned. Damaris wasn’t sure how many were dead from the Festival the night before.  The fire took on a mind of its own after awhile, not relenting until her heart was satisfied.  Those who ridiculed her burned.  Those who harassed her burned.  Those who possessed the mere thought of causing her and her family harm burned. 

She wasn’t sorry for any of it.

Doing The Blog Hop!

Posted: October 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Writers, bloggers, and readers are all part of a community and the creator o f Parajunkee’s View has created a cool feature called Follow Friday!  I’ve jumped on the Blog Hop train and for those who have stopped by from there, Thank You and please come again!

(Yeah, I know I just sounded like a hostess at a restaurant! LOL)