Category Archives: YA

Book Launch: What Girls Are Made Of

Not me. My grandmother. But also, a girl.

In case my dear readers haven’t noticed, I’m a girl. I was born a girl, I’ll die a girl. (Sans some parts, cuz, well, some of them were bad.) I’m also a feminist, which means I believe in equality for the sexes. And, as I’ve written about before, I’ve suffered abuse because I’m a girl. And sexual harassment. And mistreatment in the workplace because I’m a girl. And I’m afraid of many, many things that men cannot even fathom, because they are men and I’m a girl. Which leads me to this book, What Girls Are Made Of, which launches today. I first encountered this author’s work when I was able to request her children’s book Far From Fair from Amazon Vine (the super-secret group … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal for Airicka Phoenix ~ Betraying Innocence

Betraying Innocence by Airicka Phoenix

Airicka Phoenix is the best-selling author of The Touch Saga, Games of Fire, Octavian’s Undoing & The Lost Girl Series, with short stories in Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and Midnight Surrender Anthology. She also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under her alter ego, Morgana Phoenix. Back in October, I helped with a book scavenger hunt and the cover reveal for her book, Touching Eternity, which was released last December. Now, it’s my pleasure to help Airicka once again reveal the cover for a new book: Betraying Innocence, a YA horror romance, to be released Oct 31, 2013. Synopsis for Betraying Innocence: Roseanna – Ana – French was happy with her life. Sure she had to move to a strange new town and live in … Continue reading

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Celebrate my #BlogAversary! – Day 7

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It’s the last day of my #BlogAversary {sniff, sniff}… I hope y’all have had as much fun as I have. Had. Or something. I can’t wait to have Rafflecopter draw the winners and inform all of y’all what you won! (Winners and authors/artists will be notified by Wednesday, and I’ll post the list of winners on Thursday.) As a reminder, here are the awesome prizes: The contest ends at *midnight tonight* (8/12), and if you didn’t play the trivia the last five days, you still can: #BlogAversary – Day 6 #BlogAversary – Day 5 #BlogAversary – Day 4 #BlogAversary – Day 3 #BlogAversary – Day 2 #BlogAversary – Day 1 (no trivia on day 1; has a list of prizes and the contest rules, and … Continue reading

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Celebrate my #BlogAversary! – Day 6

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It’s the next-to-last day of my #BlogAversary celebration. Today (8/11) is also the *actual* one-year anniversary of this here blog. A huge sparkly thank you to everyone who’s gone a’rambling with me over the past 365 days ~ and a special thanks to the people who encouraged me to start this in the first place. And as a bonus, here is a photo of my kitty Piper. She is right at this moment sitting on my lap and ~ as you can {maybe} see ~ making it difficult to reach the keyboard. But I can’t say no to her! Don’t forget you can visit days 1-5 and answer those questions to increase your chances of winning one of the 25 fabulous prizes I’ve collected! a … Continue reading

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Celebrate my #BlogAversary! – Day 5

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It’s now Day 5 of my #BlogAversary and #TriviaContest! This celebration has *flown* by. Only *two* more days, and then I get to draw a bunch of people’s names (will yours be one of them?!?!) and give away lots of cool prizes, donated by lots of cool people! And yes, I’m posting a little early for today ~ technically, I should be posting at midnight, when the day actually turns over to Saturday, but I’m on a mini-vacation at the most wonderful place on earth (the coast of Georgia) {celebrating my 5th wedding anniversary with my hubby, per yesterday’s post}, and my access to the internet is dependent on when McD’s is open ~ only until midnight. (Starbucks is an old fuddy duddy, apparently; they … Continue reading

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Celebrate my #BlogAversary! – Day 4

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It’s now Day 4 of my #BlogAversary and #TriviaContest! Thank you SOOO much to everyone who has been playing and sharing! On a personal note, today (8/8, the day I’m writing this, not the publish day), I am celebrating my 5th wedding anniversary. Before Mike & I got married, I thought it would be cool to make these signs ~ we’d take pictures with them and use ‘em as our thank-you cards. Hubs and I even created them together, and as he said today, we had a lot of fun doing so. Unfortunately, the day we *actually* got married (8/8/8), it poured rain, a HUGE storm, and we didn’t get to use our signs. Today, five years later, we returned to the scene of the … Continue reading

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Celebrate my #BlogAversary! – Day 3

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It’s Day 3 of my #BlogAversary and #TriviaContest! Remember – every answer can be found somewhere on my blog… If you didn’t play yesterday, #BlogAversary – Day 2, go do it! And you get bonus entries for sharing the contest. a Rafflecopter giveaway A very special THANKS to the authors and artists who donated prizes: A. J. Aalto • alex kimmell • Ann Harth • Bryan Wilson • Cara Michaels • Christi Zellerhoff and Amy Davis • Coreen’s Greens • Elise Stephens • Jeffrey Koterba • K.D. McCrite • Katie Reiter & David Fumerola • R. B. Wood • Robert Chazz Chute • Sarah Martinez • Stephanie Kate Strohm • Tara Carey See #BlogAversary – Day 1 for a list of prizes and the contest … Continue reading

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