Thursday, June 30, 2011

Christian Music

Lets support Hillsong with their new CD.

Hillsong Live

Rolling Through Thursday

Today is Thursday what is everyone doing?

In the mail today I received Not My Daughter

When Susan Tate's seventeen-year-old daughter, Lily, announces she is pregnant, Susan is stunned. A single mother, she has struggled to do everything right. She sees the pregnancy as an unimaginable tragedy for both Lily and herself.

Then comes word of two more pregnancies among high school juniors who happen to be Lily's best friends-and the town turns to talk of a pact. As fingers start pointing, the most ardent criticism is directed at Susan. As principal of the high school, she has always been held up as a role model of hard work and core values. Now her detractors accuse her of being a lax mother, perhaps not worthy of the job of shepherding impressionable students. As Susan struggles with the implications of her daughter's pregnancy, her job, financial independence, and long-fought-for dreams are all at risk. 

The emotional ties between mothers and daughters are stretched to breaking in this emotionally wrenching story of love and forgiveness. Once again, Barbara Delinsky has given us a powerful novel, one that asks a central question: What does it take to be a good mother?

Dark Heart Forever (Dark Heart Forever, #1) Jane Jonas is nearing her 16th birthday and troubled by unsettling recurring dreams where the same mysterious boy her age comes to her, telling Jane that they are each other's destiny. Her mother is increasingly anxious about Jane's disruptive sleepwalking episodes, but for Jane her dream world and reality are about to collide ...When she develops a friendship with an enigmatic stranger in town, the blond, uber-cool Evan, it's exciting, it's new, and Jane wants him more than she's ever wanted anybody - until her mystery dream boy gets in the way. Now Jane is caught between two worlds: one familiar, but tinged with romance and excitement; the other dark and dangerous, where angels, werewolves, and an irresistible stranger are trying to seduce her ...

Dark Heart Rising Jane and Luca's story continues ...but not quite as they had planned. When challenges and threats from the immortal world of Nissilum rip the young lovers apart, Jane is bereft. Without Luca's dancing green eyes, and gentle smile, Jane feels lost, sad and alone. But then a trip to Paris with her grandmother thrusts her in the path of the amiable Soren - a kindred spirit who may be just the distraction she needs ...Meanwhile in Nissilum, Luca struggles with the loyalties and expectations that come with being a part of the immortal world. A world that is about to be shaken at its very core: rumblings of mounting unrest are spreading, and with rumours of an angel rebellion growing no creature is safe -- especially not a mortal girl who has fallen in love with a wolf boy...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Working on Wednesady

Happy Wednesday!

Sorry I am posting so late but I had a lot to do today at work and with homework. I am also reading Sleight which is so hard to put down. OMG Ash is a total tool and Henry is really starting to show how he feels about Gemma. Gemma is so confused about the people around her telling lies and keeping secrets. What is a girl to do?

I also finally had help from my buddy Teddy at Pro-Tech on my computer. I can finally get Netgalley and staart my reviews! YEEEHHHHHAWWWWWWWWW!!!

What is everyone reading today?

I also got in the mail Never Eighteen Never Eighteen

Austin Parker is on a journey to bring truth, beauty, and meaning to his life.
Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate he’s going, he probably won’t even see the end of the year. The doctors say his chances of surviving are slim to none even with treatment, so he’s decided it’s time to let go.
But before he goes, Austin wants to mend the broken fences in his life. So with the help of his best friend, Kaylee, Austin visits every person in his life who touched him in a special way. He journeys to places he’s loved and those he’s never seen. And what starts as a way to say goodbye turns into a personal journey that brings love, acceptance, and meaning to Austin’s life.

Blurb from

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sleight Update

The wise man in the storm prays to God,not for safety from danger, but deliverance from fear.

~ Ralph Waldo Emmerson~

I am so loving this book. I could not put it down. I love the interaction of Ash and Gemma and the love developing between Henry and Gemma.
What are you reading today?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Book Coming out in 2012

Where It Began

Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler

Where It Began 5.00 · rating details · 1 rating · 1 review

Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving and lacking a single memory of the accident that landed her there. What she can remember, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the accident.

As she takes us through her transformation from invisible girl to on-trend Girl Who Dates Billy Nash (aka Most Desirable Boy EVER)

...moreGabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving and lacking a single memory of the accident that landed her there. What she can remember, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the accident.

As she takes us through her transformation from invisible girl to on-trend Girl Who Dates Billy Nash (aka Most Desirable Boy Ever), she is left wondering: Why is Billy suddenly distancing himself from her? What do her classmates know that Gabby herself does not? Who exactly was in the car that night? And why is Gabby left alone to take the fall?

Putting the pieces together will take every ounce of Gabby's strength. As she peels back the layers of her life, she begins to realize that her climb up the status ladder has been as intoxicating as it has been morally complex...and that nothing about her life is what she has imagined it to be.

This books sounds like a must read! I can't wait to get my hands on it :)

Monday Morning Madness

It's Monday Morning and what are you reading?

This week I am going to try and finsih a few books I have on my list.

Sleight Sleight (AVRA-K #1)
Vampires Rule Vampires Rule (Rule Series)
The Family that wasn't The Family That Wasn't: A Novel
Wake Unto Me Wake Unto Me
Shiver Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
Sweep Volume 3 Sweep: Volume 3 (The Calling; Changeling; Strife)

Tell me what your reading and if you have some awesome books you want to share please feel free to add them :)

Have a fun reading today and be safe in the sun. Always wear sun screen (hahaha) That's the mother in me ;)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Isley Brothers - Contagious

Night Walker by Lisa Kessler Support your up and coming authors!

Night Walker

He gave up his soul for a second chance to love her... 

Two and a half centuries ago, Calisto Terana lost everything when a zealous priest murdered the woman he loved. Now, desperate for another chance to love her, he wants redemption for the mistake that cost her life. 

She’s haunted by dreams of her own death... 

After catching her fiance with another woman, Kate Bradley returns to San Diego to clear her head. The last thing she needs is romance, but after meeting Calisto she's drawn to him in ways she doesn't understand. 

They’ve waited in the shadows for centuries... 

Calisto has no doubt Kate is the reincarnation of his lost love, but the Fraternidad Del Fuego Santo has a new watcher with dark ambitions of his own. As old enemies reemerge and a new threat arises, the betrayal that enslaved Calisto to the night might destroy the only woman he’s ever loved again.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Kelly Price - Friend Of Mine ft. Ronald Isley, R. Kelly

Into The Shadows By Karly Kirkpatrick

Into the Shadows
Paivi Anderson has it all: friends, a spot on the varsity basketball team, wonderful parents, and quite possibly, her first boyfriend. It was everything a freshman in high school could ask for. 
Her perfect life begins to crumble when she discovers her name on a list distributed by a power-hungry presidential candidate. How could anyone think of Paivi as an Enemy of the State? Could it be because of her special powers? No one was supposed to know about them, but the mysterious messages in her tater tots say otherwise. 
In Into the Shadows, Paivi quickly learns who her friends are and is forced into a reality she didn't see coming.

So for all of you who do not have an e-reader go over to and buy this book for 2.99! What a bargain for a book that is a must read!

Luther - New Series Trailer - BBC One

Amaranth By Rachael Wade New Book Coming out September 30, 2011



Knowledge changes everything…

Hoodoo-influenced Southern Louisiana seems like the perfect place for Camille to relocate and escape her abusive past. She didn’t expect to fall in love and plummet herself into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.

Thanks to her deadly vampire ex-boyfriend, she’s confronted with decisions that not only threaten her life but the lives of her inhuman friends that she has come to love. Entangled in her friends’ quest for freedom, she dives into their realm and faces the threats of the ruler of Amaranth—the mother of all vampires—and her own inner demons.

Will she derail her life and make the ultimate sacrifice for the very monsters that interrupted her bumpy path back to sanity—the one she wanted so desperately in the first place? Or will she find a way to escape with her vampire love before it’s too late?

Residing in Orlando, Florida, Rachael Wade is the author of Amaranth, the first installment of the paranormal fantasy romance series, The Resistance Trilogy. She is a member of the FF&P (Futuristic, Fantasy, and Paranormal) Special Interest Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, and her work recently appeared in The Storyteller magazine and A Hudson View International Poetry Digest.(

Karsten Knight Wildfire Coming out July 26, 2011


Every flame begins with a spark.................

Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She's struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve's violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California's redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn't go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she's one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she's got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time… And when warm and cold fronts collide, there's guaranteed to be a storm.

Karsten Knight Revealed

About Karsten Knight

What is your birthdate?:4/13Previous occupations:Admissions Counselor, Proofreader, Bookseller, Writing TutorFavorite job:This one.High school and/or college:B.A., College of the Holy Cross; M.F.A., Simmons CollegeName of your favorite composer or music artist?:Ingrid MichaelsonFavorite movie:Training Day, Batman Begins, Love ActuallyFavorite television show:Veronica MarsRevealing Questions

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Happiness is a seat at an open-air restaurant on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami. And a large mojito.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Grocery shopping. IT'S THE WORST.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. South Beach, Miami. Or in Hawaii, learning (of failing to learn) how to surf

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Gaston from Beauty & the Beast. Wait, he wasn't real?

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My grandparents. They've all lived incredible lives.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Manage." "Flames." "The."

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That I gave up my promising career as a professional hacky sack player to pursue higher education.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Surfing, brah.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I shot a -10 playing Wii Golf last week. Also, publishing a novel.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I don't take questionnaires seriously enough.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Everything, but especially my sense of modesty.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Probably a penguin. For the hilarity. And I'd save a fortune on tux rentals during wedding season.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My long arms. I have the wingspan of a small pterodactyl.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. The T-Rex from Jurassic Park (I promise this is my last dinosaur reference).

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The T-Rex from The Land Before Time (I lied)

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Christopher Columbus:

"The good news? You're going to have a holiday named after you! The bad news? People will only care because it means they get a three-day weekend."

Abraham Lincoln.

"You might want to catch the matinee instead."

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. That ABC hasn't cast me as the next Bachelor yet.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I play a lot of Wii Golf. Does that count?

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Author. But if I can't choose my actual profession, I'd go with pumpkin farmer or traveling "food journalist" for the Travel Channel or Food Network.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Loyalty, a sense of humor, and the ability to teleport.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Sushi, specifically any form of spicy maki--spicy tuna, yellowtail jalapeno, shrimp tempura...

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Soldier" by Ingrid Michaelson. "Time Won't Let Me Go" by the Bravery. "Wait it Out" by Imogen Heap. "Morningside" by Sara Bareilles. "Arise" by E.S. Posthumus

Thursday, June 23, 2011

REVENANT by Sonia Gensler book trailer

The Revenant

The Revenant                                                  The Revenant

Now Available!

Seventeen-year-old Willemina Hammond thinks it'll be simple to assume a new identity far away in Indian Territory. Anything would be better than laboring on her mother's failing farm in Tennessee. "Borrowing" the credentials of a local schoolteacher, she secures a position at the Cherokee Female Seminary and eagerly sets out toward an easier life in the summer of 1896.

But the Seminary is not what Willie expected. It's more like a castle than a school, and it houses refined young ladies who couldn't be less like the rustic natives she imagined. Divided by prejudice, the school community still reels from the recent murder of a mixed-blood student by a spurned full-blood suitor. Spooky noises, cold spots, and violent accidents have convinced the students that the dead girl haunts them. All this makes for an uphill battle as Willie struggles to establish control over her high-strung pupils.

To make matters worse, the ghost seems to be reaching out to her, and its communications are growing more frequent and intense. Willie determines to learn more about the girl's death, thinking it the only way to quiet the angry spirit. But the more she learns, the more difficult it is to maintain her secret identity. And the closer she gets to unraveling the secrets behind the murder, the closer she is to becoming a victim herself.

Rainy Day

Today is a rainy day. I love rainy days because it is nice to curl up somewhere and read a book or take a nap. Some say the rain is God's tears washing away our pain. I say the rain is good for washing away needless things and feeding the plants.

So today I am going to read and focus on writing my papers for school. What are you reading? I am still reading Sleight which by the way I LOVE LOVE LOVE! And I also statred reading Vision.

Happy Thursday everyone and Happy reading or Writing :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Book Trailer - Witch Song by Amber Argyle - Young Adult


My best friend Di wrote this poem

Take me to ecstasy, come an please my every need. Love me the right way, for eternity. Give me the love that I truly crave for baby, take me to ecstasy. Massage my breasts and caress my behind. Remember you said you’ll blow my mind. Take me to ecstasy come satisfy me. Come deep way deep inside of me. Take me to ecstasy come make love to me. Enjoy the juices that I have preserved just for thee. Let me mount you and pleasure you until you can’t see. I will handle every inch of you. Take me to ecstasy come give me the luvin I need. I want you right here in between these warm fields. My love spot is the forever yours. It is the softest place on earth. Take me to ecstasy come satisfy me, I know only you have what I need. Let me show you all the ways I can move, let us please create our own groove. My sexy chocolate dip, pecan swirl this love I have will definitely rock your world. You have been gone oh way to long. Take me to ecstasy let me completely fill your world. It is the juices from your love I long to taste. Place all of it below my watse. Let me position myself just right, because dear I plan to fuck you all night!!!!!!

Check out this book by K.c. Neal :)

Pyxis: The Discovery

Corinne Finley hangs out with her best friend Anjelika, bakes recipes her grandmother taught her, and works shifts at her dad’s café in the small town of Tapestry. Her life changes when she accidentally doses most of the student body with her grandmother’s potions, and discovers she’s haunted by the same nightmares as her friend Mason. As Corinne and Mason search for answers, she tries to ignore the sparks igniting between them, but she can’t deny she feels truly safe only when he's nearby. The one person who can prepare them to face their destiny is lost in a fog of dementia. Will they find help before their nightmares break free?

Vision (Vision, #1) by Beth Elisa Harris

Vision (Vision, #1) 
   This is a summer must read! Go out and get it because you will not be disappointed!

 Nighttime haunts Layla and dark secrets beckon to a mysterious island where a strange woman holds the answers. 

Layla is a Clear wanted by Bane for a deadly game. Ancestors before her didn’t survive, and the only way for her to survive, is to open her heart and choose love…before death closes in. 

Layla arrives in Cambridge, England, a sixteen year-old high school student from Portland, Oregon, to attend Sixth College. Everything in her life is going according to plan. But she soon discovers no one in her life are who they seem, not even her family. Her Clear abilities that allow to read thoughts are stifled, and she becomes suspicious of those around her. 

But there are reasons why Layla’s abilities are blocked, and only after a dangerous encounter does she begin to uncover the truth about the new people in her life, her past and family secrets, while Bane plot to use her as a pawn for world destruction. 

And so it begins.
The Ocean    Analogy Of My Heart

Warning: This book is so ADDICTING! I could not put it down.

My Rating: 5 out 5 Best book for the summer!

My Cover Thoughts: Okay so summer time is coming up real soon and after looking at this cover and reading the book I decided I am going to the beach for a weeklong vacation. I loved this cover because it reminded me of when I was younger and I would go to North Carolina to stay with my grandparents we would go the beach every day. The cover is of a picture of the waves rolling in to the beach and it is great! You will see why she has chosen this picture for the cover as you read the book.

My Thoughts/Review: I really loved this book. I read it in 8 hours while I was at work because I could not put it down. First the book starts off with the loss of Alex and Gia’s mother. They are then sent to live with their father who is a recovering alcoholic and has not seen them in 10 years. Alex decides to go down to Florida early to start football boot camp while Gia stays behind to be with her friends.

When Gia goes to get on the plane she has second thoughts and begs her step-father to keep her but he says he cannot. She gets on the plane and tries to get comfortable but all she keeps thinking about is how is she ever going to live with her father because she has not seen him in ten years. After she lands in Florida she calls alex but he can’t get her because the truck they drive is broken down. She has to take a cab to the house. She flags one down and the driver helps her with her luggage and asks her to see the money first because it is a long trip and he does not want to take it if she does not have the money. She laughs but shows him the money and in turn she looks at the cab driver and says give me your driver license. She takes a picture of it and sends it to her brother via the phone and says just in case I don’t make it this is the cab driver.

As she is driving along she decides to have the taxi driver pull over to the beach she would go to when her father would get drunk and start hitting her mother. While she is there spacing out on her memories of the past she is almost hit by a football. When the guy comes up to her he says sorry we almost hit you but my friend has a horrible throw hand. They instantly look at each other sizing each other up. She instantly falls for him so she gets up and leaves the beach to go home and face Oliver (who is her father but she calls him by his first name) and Alex. As she’s walking away she can feel the guy’s eyes on her and she tells herself not to turn around. When she finally does turn around she finds him still looking at her. She smiles to herself and goes to the cab. She leaves to go to the house and is greeted by an empty house because Alex is getting a part for the truck. He soon comes home and they start to unpack.

I could on forever about this book because that is how good it is. Gia and the mystery boy meet because he is on the same team as Alex. They get together and have their ups and downs but they weather the storm together and things start to get bad but then they get better. This story is about broken hearts, first loves and betrayal. This story will have you on the edge of your seat. You will cry and you will laugh but in the end you will learn what it is to love and be loved.

Memorable Quotes: Page 106 Travis writes Gia a letter after something happens between them.


I'm not going anywhere. Sometimes things look one way when they are completely different. That's what happened Saturday night. Maybe I should have done this first. You would have read this and seen that I don't want to be with anyone but you. I will be here, right where you left me when you are ready to come back to me. There is a reason for everything, and sometimes out of tragedy, you can find something really good. I think I was brought into your life to show you that you deserve the good. I know you were brought in my life to show me what true love felt like. I wrote it. Love. I can't believe I just wrote that, but I did, and I do. I love you. I've never loved anyone like I love you. I don't know if I can ever love anyone else like I love you right now. And my heart feels broken. But I'm not going anywhere.



I felt better after I wrote the letter, but also nervous, because what if it was too late. What if it didn't matter anymore and it was over. I refused to think about that. All I knew was tomorrow I would give her my letter, and I would leave it up to her.

Advice: This is a must read! I will re-read this book again and again!

TELL ME A SECRET, by Holly Cupala - Young Adult Book Trailer

Small Town Sinners

Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts Official Video

"I mean, it's not surprising, really. Once you love something, you always love it in some way. You have to. It's, like, part of you for good."

— Sarah Dessen (What Happened to Goodbye)

"Outside, the ocean was crashing, waves hitting sand, then pulling back to sea. I thought of everything being washed away, again and again. We make such messes in this life, both accidentally and on purpose. But wiping the surface clean doesn't really make anything neater. It just masks what is below. It's only when you really dig down deep, go underground, that you can see who you really are."

— Sarah Dessen (What Happened to Goodbye)

"We make such messes in this life, both accidently and on purpose. But wiping the surface clean doesn't really make anything any neater. It just masks what is below. It's only when you really dig down deep, go underground, that you can see who you really are."

— Sarah Dessen (What Happened To Goodbye)

Quote for the Day

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."

— Marilyn Monroe

Reading Wednesday

Today is reading wednesday! I am currently reading a book that I won called Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby. Sleight (AVRA-K #1) Here is the blurb from

Her mom is dead.

Ghosts follow her around.

Her best friend is an elephant.

And she’s about to meet the biggest game changer of all: a boy. With a secret.

When circus-dwelling Gemma Flannery learns she will be attending public school for the first time in her seventeen years, little does she know that fitting in with her 12th-grade classmates will be the least of her concerns. A pro at hiding her knack for seeing the dead (“shades”), Gemma is grieving the recent suicide of her mentally ill mother, a process eased by the introduction of her first real love interest, the charming and painfully handsome Henry Dmitri, who is harboring his own collection of dangerous secrets. Together, they will be presented with a frightening challenge: to assume their roles as heirs to a 3000-year-old magical text, the AVRAKEDAVRA, a book the über-rich, sleight-of-being master Lucian Dmitri would do anything to get his hands on. As each terrifying layer in her new reality melts away, Gemma unearths truths that her quiet, nomadic life with the Cinzio Traveling Players is not at all what she’d always cherished. Gemma and Henry must rely on each other to stop Lucian’s diabolical plotting that will bring the world to its tired, scab-riddled knees, and are sent on the flight of their young lives, to save themselves, their families, and the world from the darkest kind of destruction.

Let the chase begin.

So I am really enjoying this book. It is fast paced and full of surprises and oh ya a cute guy :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blog in progress

I have finally decided it was time to do my blog. I want to have a fun place where I can write and share news with everyone. I love books and movies and music. This way I can express myself. If you have any ideas feel free to help me out :)