A sale of books :)

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I wanted to let you know that Cheryl Rainfield will be placing her newest YA Novel on Sale from January 12 – 19th for only $.99!

SALE LINKS:
http://www.amazon.com/Parallel-Visions-Psychic-Novel-ebook/dp/B00A8763K6

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Parallel-Visions/book–WP1nNiPCk6GglM2xhcHXA/page1.html?s=Cv1lwk4Q20qhPB_B_bkNTA&r=5

AUTHOR LINKS:

http://cherylrainfield.com/

https://twitter.com/cherylrainfield

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3305514.Cheryl_Rainfield

http://pinterest.com/cherylrainfield/

https://www.facebook.com/cheryl.rainfield.fan.page

I love this author’s books so I thought maybe you guys might want a chance to get it on sale while its available!! Thanks everyone :) Happy Reading and later gators!

Hunted Blog tour Part 3 :)

I know that the blog tour for Hunted is over, but I got those questions in for a character interview, so I figured, what they hey, let’s put em up!! :) Here we go!! 

Hunted

and you can see my review HERE and goodies from the author HERE

WELCOME  CAITLYN!! :) 

ME:  In the beginning of your story, you’re on the run.  I know the “running” sucks, but do you think, at that time, it’s the right thing to do for you safety, even for your mom’s?

 Caitlyn:  Yes. If we don’t run, the Troopers can track me down, enslave me, make me hunt down other Paras. I would never want to hunt down another Para, betray them that way. And I’ve seen the way they treat Paras they capture. I’ve felt it. It’s inhumane–it’s torture. As much as I hate running, never having a home, running is what keeps us safe–me and my mom, both.

  

Me:  Also in the beginning you let us in a little with what you call “emptiness” with your mom, as you say she has completely shut herself off and made her powers disappear. Do you ever wish you could do that just to be normal, even for a little while?

 Caitlyn:  Yes, sometimes I do. It can be really overwhelming, getting everyone’s thoughts and emotions all the time. And I wonder what it would be like to not be afraid all the time, to not be constantly looking over my shoulder or being on the run. But at the same time, I can’t imagine how awful it would feel to not be connected to the people you love, to not know on a deep level whether they’re safe if they’re not with you, or whether they’re lying.

 

Me:  You see Alex on your first day of school and you describe a calming effect, especially with your powers. How does that make you feel?

 Caitlyn:  It feels so good! I’ve never experienced such calm before, such peace, except maybe with my dad. It’s incredible to actually have a break from all the mind-voices that are always battering at my mind. But it’s also so weird–Alex isn’t a Para. I don’t understand why Alex helps me feel so calm, but he does, and I love it.

 Me:  Do you think that feeling made you more attracted to Alex?

 Caitlyn:  Hm. You know, I think you’re right. That wonderful calm feeling I get around Alex, the utter relief at getting a break from the cacophony of voices for a while is pretty amazing to experience. But I also love Alex’s easy laughter, his love of people and life, and how sweet he is, right to his core. That’s pretty attractive. And so is his body! I love that he’s a swimmer, like me. 

 

Me:  I know Rachel as your first, and probably best friend, but do you ever wish you could return her feelings for you?

 Caitlyn:  I felt guilty that I didn’t, and when I sensed her hurt and her strong emotion, I almost wished I could. But we are each attracted to who we are attracted to, and for me that is Alex. I think Rachel gets that, though I know it was hard for her at first. I love her as a friend, which for some people isn’t enough, but Rachel’s been amazing. She is there for me, and I try to be there for her.

 Me:  If you couldn’t have read Rachel’s mind, and didn’t realize she was a lesbian, do you think it would have affected you differently? Or your friendship? At least before she told you…

 Caitlyn:  It might have, but I don’t think so. It does help to have a kind of forewarning, somehow, an extra few seconds or minutes or days to think something through. But I don’t think I’m homophobic. I know what it’s like to be hated for who I am (as a Para). So I don’t think it would have made a difference to me.

 Me:  How do you feel about your mom now, after all of the things that have happened and she opened up to you about how she felt and why she made the choices she did?

 Caitlyn:  I am so glad we talked. It really helped me let go of my hurt and anger. I thought she was trying to shut me out and play it safe! I felt so much more alone, before, but now I feel good again.

Me: If you could talk to your dad, or see him, what would you wish the most for from him?

 Caitlyn:  Oh. I’d love a hug from him again, to hear his laughter, see his smiling eyes. But I also really want to hear from him how to protect myself more as a Para. He always had great ideas, and worked with me to figure out new techniques. I miss that, and I think it would really help me.

 Me:  Do you think it’s fair that para’s are persecuted for being a little different, even with the powers to rule the world? Possibly destroy it?

 Caitlyn:  No. It’s never fair or okay to persecute anyone; it’s just wrong. It’s a basic human right to be treated equally, and with compassion and dignity–or it should be. And Normals have the power to rule the world–they already are ruling it–and they have the power to destroy it. Just look at all the wars, the armies and Troopers, the nuclear weapons. It scares me sometimes, people who can’t connect with other people mind-to-mind and feel each others’ emotions being in the power to effect the entire world, to destroy it. But I have to hope that they’ll change, learn, grow, open up more. I know some pretty great Normals. 

 Me:  How do you feel about being a hero? You know you are right? :D

 Caitlyn:  I don’t think I’m a hero, not really. I just don’t want to see other people hurting. I want to help people be okay. And I want equality for Paras. But…thank you for saying that, for your kind words. It’s pretty lonely and hard sometimes. But I think, I hope, that things are going to change. More Normals are listening to us, not judging us as much! I hope they keep doing that.

 Me:  Thank you so much for meeting with me, and letting me ask all these crazy questions! I hope you have a wonderful time and I can’t wait for your next story!

 Caitlyn:  Thank you for asking me your thoughtful questions; I had a lot of fun!

Well guys, sorry it’s so late, but there we go, straight from Caitlyn herself! I really suggest you read this book, as it’s not just a great supernatural story, but a great life lesson in survival! :) 

also, today is the last day to enter my huge giveaway HERE.,… http://magluvsya03.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/happy-birthday-ruby-giveaway/

Hunted Blog Tour! Part 1

Hello everyone!

Today I am part of the Blog Tour for the Book Hunted by Cheryl Rainfield… From the author of SCARS, comes a YA paranormal fantasy/dystopian published by WestSide Books

Caitlyn is a telepath in a world where that is illegal. She is on the run from the government troopers, trying to stay hidden and alive–and trying to help make the world a better place for others with paranormal talents.

Read what others are saying about HUNTED and check out the freebies you can share with your blog readers – and of course have for yourself!

Visit CherylRainfield.com to learn more about the book.

Read the 1st 6 Pages or download it as an ebook: (You may need to right-click)


And here’s what the author says about her inspiration for this book:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s76ix_g6Xc&feature=player_embedded
Now I recommend that EVERYONE go here and check out all the AWESOME goodies that comes with this book! Like a postcard with some words from Caitlyn, a playlist, handbook for survival, A FREE SHORT STORY, comic strip, and MORE!!! go here–> http://www.cherylrainfield.com/bookGoodies.php?title=HUNTED
Now my job today (for this post at least) is a book review… so  here we go!!! 
Let me start by saying that this book is pretty awesome, but not in a fairy tale type of way. It’s quite deep and dark, but I think the fact that it’s got such a realness to it is what makes it so good. Think holocaust and/or slavery but with paranormals. Some people are gifted, called Paras and they are hunted, persecuted, treated terribly, and have some awful things done to them just because they were born that way! It all started when the world found out some people had these gifts and then had the Cleansing. It’s as bad as it sounds. 

Caitlyn and her mom are on the run, on a desperate way to save themselves from the government who will either kill you, torture you until you die, or enslave you to work for them to hunt others just like you. This kid makes me want to be brave and have half of her guts! She knows that there are some non-gifted humans who sympathize and even support the Paras but with the terrible circumstances, it could mean death for them just because of association. Caitlyn takes some high risks but it’s the right thing to do, even if it means forfeiting her life. And to top it off, she falls for a non-Para and this could literally mean death if he finds out, or worse! 

This is also a story for abuse victims learning to get help where they can and having a friend to lean on, regardless of the chance and risk, can mean the whole world! AND it’s got twists, turns, crazy good plot, and a total surprise that will slap you in the face! Honestly, I really wanted to hug Caitlyn, I think she needed it, but the end, she found a network of people who were willing to be there for her, no matter what… And that’s worth it all! 

I think everyone should read this, wether it be a teen, who is bullied in school, or the bully, for you can learn a valuable lesson, or an adult, as you can learn that a smile or even a hello to a stranger can be a lifeline! Yes, it’s a hard subject, but it’s something everyone should be aware of, and the paranormal side just makes it down right adventurous! And fun too! I think I’d like to have the ability of move things, without touching, telekenetics :) empaths, telepaths, and clairvoyants have something that may be a little overwhelming! 

5 paws for me! 

Come now, don’t you think you should ALL be reading this! Also, since it’s a tour, I don’t think you should miss out, so here’s some of the other places with dates you should be checking out…

April 2
Book review at What The Cat Read
Book review at The Lit Critic: http://www.thelitcritic.com/

April 3
Book review and giveaway at Zodiac Book Reviews:http://zodiacbookreviews.blogspot.com

April 4
Author interview and book giveaway at YA BookShelf: (check out their review ofHuntedhttp://www.yabookshelf.com/2012/01/hunted-by-cheryl-rainfield/)

April 5
Book review at Happy Tails and Tales: http://magluvsya03.wordpress.com/

April 6
Book review at Inquisitive Hippo: http://inquisitivehippo.com/

April 7
Book review and giveaway at Kindle Fever: http://rebgeo.net/

April 9
Book review, giveaway and author interview at Lacey’s Shoelaces:laceyshoelaces.blogspot.com/

April 10
Character interview at Happy Tails and Tales: http://magluvsya03.wordpress.com/ YAY ME AGAIN!

April 11
Author interview at What The Cat Read: http://whatthecatread.wordpress.com/

April 12
Book giveaway and author guest post at Word Spelunking:http://wordspelunking.blogspot.com/

April 13
Book review and giveaway at Chapter by Chapter: http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com

April 14
Character interview and book review at A Diary of a Book Addict:http://adiaryofabookaddict.blogspot.com/

April 15
Book review at Ed and Em Reviews: http://edandemreviews.blogspot.com

April 16
Book review/giveaway and author author guest post on “casting HUNTED if it were a movie” at A Life Pixelated: http://alifepixelated.blogspot.com/
Book review at YA Novel Reader: http://yanovelreader.com/

April 17
Book review at Book Love 101: http://www.booklove101.com/

April 18
Book review at Amaterasu Reads: http://amaterasureads.blogspot.com/

April 19
Book review at The Kari AnnAlysis: http://kariannalysis.com/

April 20
Author interview at The Kari AnnAlysis: http://kariannalysis.com/

April 21
Book review at Code Name: Blue: http://thecodenameblue.wordpress.com/

April 23
Author interview and ebook giveaway at Easily Mused: http://easilymused.com/
Book review at Felicia Reader’s Corner: http://felicia-readerscorner.blogspot.com
Book review at One a Day Y.A.: http://www.oneadayya.blogspot.com/

April 24
Book review at Double Trouble Book Reviews:http://doubletroublebooks.blogspot.com/

April 25
Book review and author interview at A Case of Reading Insomnia:http://acaseofreadinginsomnia.blogspot.com/

Also on the tour
Book Review at My Cute Bookshelf: http://mycutebookshelf.com
Book Review at Book Sparkhttp://www.book-spark.blogspot.com
Book Review at YA Warehouse: http://yawarehouse.blogspot.com/
Book Review and Interview at One Day YA: http://www.oneadayya.blogspot.com
Book Review at Tamara Morning: http://tamaramorning.com/

Since I have another stop on the tour, I am gunna quit here, and leave some goodies for the imagination and make sure I have something good for my next stop! I’m excited, since I will have Caitlyn here :) YAY!!
As always, Happy Reading, thanks for stopping by, and later my reading gators!! :) 

ARC review and some wonderful reviews :)

Hello everyone, 

Ttoday I am gunna post some VERY SERIOUSLY needed reviews, LOL because I have been holding off on posting them…  I don’t like to put too much all on one posting, but I am making an exception today, cuz I have an exciting post tomorrow and I want it to have the space all to itself… it’s a surprise character interview :) awww, I just gave away half of the surprise LOL :) so let’s start! 

Between (Heven and Hell, #1.5)

For those of you who haven’t read anything in this series… my comment to you is… WHAT THE…. IS THE MATTER WITH YOU!!! I really REALLY love this series & I must say, this novella is just another notch in Mrs. Hebert’s belt of wonderful :) It’s a Young Adult series, with fun Fantasy in it, and trust me when I say, it’s just lovely :) HOWEVER… DO NOT read this first… instead READ THIS FIRST

Before (Heven and Hell, #0.5)

By the way, Before is the prequel, and it’s FREE, here on Amazon… http://www.amazon.com/Before-Heven-and-Hell-ebook/dp/B0067NCDYK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332449986&sr=8-1

Now, back to Between… First, it’s release date is APRIL 20, 2012… so it’s gunna be exciting! and since this wonderful author has given me a copy to review for you guys, I think I should pay her some awesomeness by posting it all over :) 

Review

Ok, I am a total fan of Ms Hebert, but this little novella just seals the deal! I love it! She took a character that didn’t have a “voice” and gave him one! Or, I should say, he isn’t a major character until now, as he only “shows up” toward the ending of the first book. And boy, was I surprised. I think I have a completely different outlook on Logan! Logan is Sam’s baby brother, yes I will give that one part away, but I cannot tell you anything about them, as it’s their stories to tell and you have to read the book to find out :) Sam’s so good and sweet and I am trying to see if Logan is going to have this same disposition or if he is going to be trouble :) What if I predict trouble, LOL, because ya know, it’s always the little brother that causes trouble :) And I really wanna see what he does with the “advice” he is given at the end of this story… Yeah, I’d like to zap that person (giving the advice) with my lazer light pen… LOL, I don’t have any cool weapons, so it’s that, or stab them with an unsharpened pencil :) HA! It’s a fantastic addition to this story line! 5 paws from me :)

*sigh* I know, it sucks to wait for April 20, and maybe as it gets closer, we can have a giveaway… but in the meantime, here’s some other reviews I think you will like that the books are already out for you to grab :) 

Silver Moon (Silver Moon, #1)Black Moon (Silver Moon, #2)

Let me start by giggling like a school girl!!! I originally found this book and needed it, back before its publish date, but my small used book store (where I work) couldn’t get it yet, *sigh* so I was sad *insert my sad face here* THEN I found it FREE on amazon for my kindle on day and swooped it up!! Like you swoop a toddler from trouble! and then I finally ordered the paperback and when it came it, Guess WHAT happened… THEN I found book 2 also on amazon again for free, so I decided to do a double take and read book 1 and 2 together :) so with that I will review both individually and together… I really liked both of these books! I read a little rant pretty much slamming the author. Look, as a book reviewer, I’m not really that picky with the “exact” of wording science.  I judge, my opinion of course not yours, by how much the book keeps me interested. Sure if you are an editor, or some professional of that sort, you should pick up on that, but if the way a sentence is structured bothers you so much, couldn’t you nicely say, I don’t like writing style… And leave it at that? Yeah ok, now, being mean sometimes just makes me mad. I can say the same thing nicely. Like some books I read for review and hated, but I found positive points to look at and made a few general statements. Dude, no need to be a cyber-bully- reviewer! and at 16… if you are this mean about something like that, I hate to see you in 10 years… sorry, I got quite mad when I read her review, but I will not stoop to her level and post links all over, even though I REALLY want to, just like I wanted to cyber-slap her! LOL And so with that I will start my review… 

Silver Moon Book 1:

my goodreads review:  http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/167214546

amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Moon-ebook/dp/B004WE70EO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1332451341&sr=1-1

Black Moon Book 2:  

my goodreads review:  http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/249022104

amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Black-Moon-Silver-ebook/dp/B006ZFSOMA/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1332451341&sr=1-2

Six Moon Summer (Seasons of the Moon, #1)All Hallows Moon (Seasons of the Moon, #2)

Six Moon Summer Book 1:

my goodreads review:  http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/167747845

amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Six-Moon-Summer-Seasons-ebook/dp/B004Y1MGYE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1332452222&sr=1-1

All Hallow’s Moon

my goodreads review:  http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/287340688

amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/All-Hallows-Moon-Seasons-ebook/dp/B005LHMVRC/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1332452222&sr=1-2

Now a little extra news… I have another book tour coming up, so here’s a little peek into it…

here’s a video for the book trailer :)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEvx0jdTdOw&feature=player_embedded

I can’t tell you the details yet, but I will have two stops, on April 5, and april 10 :) I promise to have lots of goodies though! YAY :) with all of this, I am off for today, or at least until tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by, happy reading, and later my reading gators…