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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday- Ashes on Waves By Mary Lindsey

Is a meme hosted by the brilliant Breaking the Spine where I  spotlight an upcoming release I can't wait to come out and read!

I can't wait for this novel to come out because Annabel Lee is my favorite Edgar Allen Poe story/poem. It is haunting and beautiful and I want to see how a YA author treats it. Though after the YA retelling of Mask of the Red Death I am a little nervous. The Release for this novel in the enf of June 2013

A sexy gothic romance based on Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee"

Liam MacGregor is cursed. Haunted by the wails of fantastical Bean Sidhes and labeled a demon by the villagers of Dòchas, Liam has accepted that things will never get better for him--until a wealthy heiress named Annabel Leighton arrives on the island and Liam's fate is changed forever.

With Anna, Liam finally finds the happiness he has always been denied, but the violent, mythical Otherworlders, who inhabit the island and the sea around it, have other plans. They make a wager on the couple's love, testing its strength through a series of cruel obstacles. But the tragedies draw Liam and Anna even closer. Frustrated, the creatures put the couple through one last trial--and this time it's not only their love that's in danger of being destroyed.

Based on Edgar Allan Poe's chilling poem Annabel Lee, with references to many of his other poems including The Raven, Mary Lindsey creates a frighteningly beautiful gothic novel that glorifies the power of true love.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

TOP TEN TUESDAY- Books I read when I want something fun and light

This meme is hosted by the brilliant Broke and Bookish

This week we're picking our top ten books to read when you need something light and fun. I turn to these types of books when I am depressed or just am bored and frustrated with my TBR pile or Currently- Reading shelf. Now some of these might not be the definition of “light" or "fun" for you...But for me they are. They are easy reads that make me happy.

1)Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C Wrede- this whole series is great, about an
unconventional princess who would rather go live with dragons than marry a stuck up prince.

2) Harry Potter - I can re read this up until book four over and over again.

3) Little Women - a novel I have loved since I was 16....The story of these sisters is always a light hearted read for me, yes even with the tragedy.

4) The Witch of Blackbird Pond- I don't know why but I have always loved the story of exotic Kat coming to Puritan American and strirring up trouble.

5) 13th Child- Another Patricia C Wrede, I can't even explain this it is so awesome, it's a magical wild west book about a daughter who is a 13th child. There are three books in the series and they are all wonderful.

6) Jurassic Park - roar dinosaurs. Loved them as a kid. I have read this book over a dozen times. It still makes me happy, even though I have passages memorized.

7) Twilight Phantasies - the very first vampire paranormal romance I ever read back in the 90's. It is the first of the Wings in the Night series by one of my FAVORITE authors. Maggie Shayne...It's a little corny and traditional, but even after all these years I still love it.

8) The Babysitter's Club - I loved these when I was younger and am currently buying them well up to 100 for my eldest daughter. Sometimes when I just need something fun and simple I will pick up one of the Super Specials and give it a re read.

9) Zach's Law - this is the third in a old loveswept series by Kay Hooper. Some of the first romance novels I ever read. It's corny, basic and short but for me a fun and light read I have read over and over again throughout the years.

10) Dating Hamlet - This is a fun and silly retelling of Hamlet from Ophelia's POV. I've read it three times and I always love it. It makes me happy.

Well there you are the ten books I turn to when I want something light and fun to read. Hope you enjoyed!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Liebster Award: Discover New Blogs!

Hello! I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Adelma from  Beautiful Chapters Thank you for nominating me!
This award apparently goes to blogs with less than 200 followers and means "favorite" and is a way for bloggers to get to know one another!


1) Each blogger should answer the questions the tagger has set for you.

2) Choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award on to and link them in your post.

3) Create 11 new questions for the chosen bloggers.

4) Go back to their page and tell them about the award.

5) Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.

6) No tag-backs!


1) I have ten cats.
2) I have two bat tattoos
3) My daughters are named after Shakespeare characters
4) I work in healthcare
5)I am half Puerto Rican but do not speak spanish
6) My favorite colors are black, orange and red, even though my blog is purple
7) I am from a small town in Northern California
8) I wear three rings, a celtic one mom gave me in high school, my class ring and my boyfriend's class ring
9) I love to have my eyebrows waxed
10) My favorite numbers are 3, 7 and 13...Just like practically everyone else. lol
11) I like to drink vodka and watch MASH reruns


1) What is the first thing you do in the morning?
Hit the snooze button

2) If the characters from TV shows or the book world are real, who would you want to be with? (Examples: Will Herodale from TID, Damon from Vampire Diaries, or the Doctor from Doctor Who)
The tenth doctor from Dr. Who...Love me some David Tennant

3) What is one thing that you are exceptional at?
Being a good friend.

4) What is one beauty product that failed to impress you?
Uh.... I don't really use anything more than the basics, so no friggin idea.

5) If you can have any pet in the world, what would it be?
A Hondurian White Bat

6) Quick, list the five people you would want to meet! (Real or not real.)

Elizabeth Bathory
Vincent Price
Helen Keller
Johnny Depp
Maggie Shayne

7) If you have a million dollars, what would you spend it on?
Clearing up mine and my boyfriend's debt and getting a new house and making sure everyone I love is ok.

8) What are you currently reading? (Ex: Magazines, Newspaper, Article, Books!)
Amanda Ashley's new trashy vampire romance...Have loved her stuff since the 90's

9) Have you ever done any DIY projects? If so, what did you make? (Take a picture if you can!)

Not really... I painted the wall in my living room pink after a nasty break up....I think that counts lol

10) If you had a book that could be worth a lot of money, would you sell it or keep it? (Ex: A signed copy of the first Harry Potter book.)
Depends on the book, but I would probably keep it if it was a novel or author I love

11) How are you enjoying your blogging life so far? Future goals?
I like it so far. The goals are for me to be someone indie bloggers can come to to promote their books.

Questions for my Nominees
1) Who is your favorite vampire?
2) If you could BE any book character who would it be?
3)If you could have one super power what would it be?
4)If I could offer you immortality and eternal youth would you take it?
5) Tell us about your last/current boyfriend/girlfriend
6)Do you have kids? Do you want kids?
7) Tell me about your BBF? Include a funny story
8) What is the blog post you most enjoyed writing in the last month?
9) What is the best costume you have ever dressed up in?
10) What three words describe you best?
11) Would you rather go to an a)art musuem b) history museum c) Zoo or d) Aquarium?

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I had fun doing this! Hope you all enjoy this too!