Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What Am I Reading This Week?

1. Whistling past the Graveyard (ARC)

This book is great! I haven't read anything lately form a 9 year old POV so this is really refreshing, also it is set in a time that there was still a lot of racism against black people, and this story shows this in a beautiful way! Im curious as to how this story is going to end!



Progress/status: 41 per cent done/gelezen!




2. Break Me ~ JM Walker (ARC) 

First thought:

"Wow that's one way to start a book! Holy crap! Its yummy!"

This is so delicious, exciting, funny, need I go on? I am loving this, but I am starting to have some issues with Tori.  So here's my second thought:

"What the F*ck what kind of world have I entered here? I would start joining a gym, or kickboxing, wouldn't want to be used as a tool."


Progress/status: 41 percent done/gelezen

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Stacking The Shelves #2


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! This is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and anyone can get involved!

This was a great freebie week, I decided last week that I was going to keep a count of the amount of freebies I get a week.. I am embarrassed to share but here is my final count *starts hiding under the table* I have gotten 108 freebies! *still hiding... Let me share 5 of them with you today (else it would be a really long post).

1. Willow ~ A Blood Vine series #1 ~ Amy Richie ~ Libboo.com

“Being a werewolf is harder than it looks. Everyone thinks it’s just morph at the full moon, kill, morph back. That’s not true. It’s a lot harder than that. Especially if you are seventeen years old.”

Willow has the worst luck. First she has to deal with her narcissistic foster mother, Bella; then of course there’s her horrid little sister Ivy; not to mention the pack of werewolves that belong to Bella. Now, they have to move and start a new school - again.

Just when Willow thinks things can’t get any worse, Blake shows up from a council she never knew existed to name her leader of a pack she never knew existed. How was she supposed to teach a bunch of teenagers how to be wolves when she herself hated everything about her life? ( Source: Goodreads)





2. Firstborn ~ The MaCall Prophecy Trilogy #1 ~ Carrigan Fox

Jac MaCall is the eldest daughter of a wealthy and brilliant security consultant. She, however, has chosen a different life for herself, running a new age store that specializes in selling crystals, candles, and aromatherapy that enable people to tap into their subconscious awareness. But when Dr. Will Archer’s office is vandalized by a dangerous organization threatening his life, fate sends Jac in as a consultant for her father’s business to update his security and provide additional protection.

The old adage about opposites attracting proves true the moment he opens his door and finds the exotic beauty standing in her yoga pants while lecturing him on his security system and asking questions better left to the police. In time, Will and Jac learn that a prophecy involving the firstborn child of Will Archer has an extremist militant group fearful enough that they will not stop until Will and his unborn child are destroyed. When Jac gets a vision of her own future with the uptight and irresistible Dr. Archer, it becomes evident to everyone involved that she will play a bigger role in this prophecy than anyone had imagined.

And while her premonitions help her keep him alive, even she cannot foresee that their passion for each other will endanger them both.


3. Raksha ~ Blood & Fire #1 ~ Frankie Rose

She has no name.

She has her knives; her training; her halo.

The first and second give her the tools and the skill to defeat the opponents she is pitched against each month. The third frees her from pain and fear. From any kind of emotion at all. Everything is as it should be. Everything is as it should be, until…

FearPainAngerHappinessDesireGuilt

Love.








4. Love, Lies and Friends ~Ellis Maton


For every group of teenagers the beginning of summer is the start to many great things. But, when Kate is murdered her friends lives are ruined. Her best friend Rachel goes on a journey to discover the truth behind her friends death. As well as trying to figure out who killed their best friend this group of friends are caught up in Love triangles, rifts in friendship which of course leads to a whole lot of drama. But for these people the truth is closer than they think as every single one of them have a reason to have killed Kate. But the truth is bigger than any of them could have ever imagined. Just as things seem to be looking up, of course they come crashing right back down as dark secrets about all of their lives are revealed.

 

 





5. Banished from grace ~ Fall from grace #1 ~ Aria Williams


 Nardia is a young woman who woke up in an abandoned building over four hundred years ago when the plague was sweeping England. It was at this time she discovered that she had a special gift. She could heal the sick with her bare hands. Fast forward to the present day she has not aged and has no recollection of who she is and why she can perform miracles.
Life should be easy for Nardia, she is young and beautiful and could get any man she wanted, she just didn’t expect for two wonderful men to show so much interest at the same time. Nardia is confused and worries that making the wrong choice between the men could have disastrous conquences . One of these men is deceitful and has his own agenda and has not told the truth from the moment they met.







6. Pest ~ Henk van Kerkwijk.

I also went shopping with my mother, and bought myself a book I have read when I was younger, I couldn't remember the name. So I was at the summer market in the city, and found it there by accident!!


Swinging Saturdays #8 ~ Happy Hardcore makes you happy!

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.

Hello dear readers!

Todays belated top 5 will be about Happy Hardcore, which really does make me happy and want to move my feet! Enjoy!!!!!



1. Korsakoff ft. Outblast ~ Unleash the Beast



2. Paul Elstak ~Rainbow in the sky

3. Party Animals ~ Aquarius

4. Dj Cammy ~ Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

5. Technohead ~ I Wanna Be A Hippy



So that's it for my Top 5!!!
What is your Top 5 this week? 
Want to host Swing Saturdays next week? Send me an email: icecoldpassions@gmail.com  Would love to hear what kind of music you like!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Review: Soul Sisters ~ Janiera Eldridge

Titel: Soul sisters
Series: Soul Sisters #1
Author: Janiera Eldridge
Published in: 23rd, May, 2012
Publisher: Self-Published
Language: English only
Number of pages: 136 p.
Age category: New adult, adult
Other books in this series:
Dark expectations #2

About Soul Sisters

Soul Sisters is an urban fantasy novel about African-American twin sisters Ani and Dana who have a rather unique secret: one sister is human while the other is a vampire. While the sisters have lived peacefully with each other for many years one fateful night will change both their lives forever. When a drunken man tries to attack Dana (the human sister) Ani (the vampire sister) protects her sister with all of her ferocious power.

However, when the vampire’s leader Donovan finds out about the public display he calls for the sisters to be assassinated for disobedience. Ani and Dana now are in for the fight of their lives to protect each other as well as the lives of their dedicated friends who have joined them on their mission for survival. If Dana and Ani can make it through this time of uncertainty, Ani can take her new place as vampire queen. Soul Sisters is expected to be a trilogy; The book also features a multicultural cast of characters that brings a new edge of chic to the vampire world.


My opinion

Well lets start with the uniqueness of this book, because it really is a unique and refreshing new vampire story. Not only  the fact that the main characters are African American, which I haven't seen before, well yeah I believe Twilight has some multi-culti characters in the last book, but other than that I can't think of any. (This was not a Twilight comparison just a statement, lol) But also the fact that vampires are not made by biting the victim and giving them vampire blood, which is the usual approach. This brand of vampires is made from part of the human soul of the twin sisters. However, the details of the process were a little vague, but maybe we will get to see how it works in the next book. Bind the two together and you have one unique vampire story.

I liked most of the characters, especially Christian (and his choice of music The black Keys, oh yeah). He's a werewolf which are the natural enemies of vampires, but he fell in love with Diego's sister, who got decapitated for this "crime". Diego and Christian stayed friends.

The character I liked the least was Dana, I found here to be very shallow, also I would have like to see her freak out or something with all that is happening around her, she shows little emotions apart from wanting to barf. All that Dana is lacking, Ani has plenty of.

Ani was great vicious, with a temper, but also pretty smart which is something I like about her. I love Diego and Ani together they are a great couple even though we don't yet know much about their past (the same goes for Christian and Marcel which we don't know much about either).

What I would have liked to see was more glimpses of the characters background, to get a better understanding of where they are coming from. We now only gotten bits and pieces of Dana's past. Also this book left me with to many questions that I would have liked to be answered throughout the book, instead questions stayed even when I finished it. 

Then the ending, which was not what I had expected, and thinking back, I was actually a bit disappointed. I was expecting a fight, and didn't get one. For me it didn't add up because the characters described Donovan as an almost unbeatable force of nature. Instead they found a wrinkle old shell, which sounded nothing like Dana described him when she encountered him two weeks before they found him. I don't know what brought on the sudden change.

Rating

So my conclusion, this book could use some more depth, but it has GREAT potential. The characters were enjoyable, the world new and refreshing, which makes this a 3 Skaters Read!!! I am looking forward to reading the next books! Hopefully some of the questions I have get answered!


Music

Black Keys ~ Gold On The Ceiling




The Black Eyed Peas ~ My Humps

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Stacking The Shelves #1


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! This is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and anyone can get involved!

This is going to be my first Stacking the Shelves, and its going to be about the books from a couple of weeks! So here we go! 



Received for Reviewing:

Received from

1. Vistited - Janine Caldwell (received from Xpresso Book Tours as part of the tour)
2. Break Me ~ Shattered #1 ~ Jo-Anna Walker (received from as part of the book tour)
3. The Ambrose Beacon ~  The Solas Prophecy #1 ~ Alena Gouveia (received from the author)
4. Princess of Death ~ Renee Travis (received from the author)
5. Tales of Aradia The Last Witch ~ Volume #1 ~ L.A.  Jones (received a review request from the author, already owned the book/had het boek al)
6. Nomad ~ J.L. Bryan (received from Xpresso Book Tours/Author)

Won:

7. Priceless ~ A Rylee Adamson novel #1 ~ Shannon Mayer @ The LUV'NV

Freebies:

8. Pieces of Truth ~ Pieces of lies #2 ~ Angela Richardson
9. Displaced ~ The Achlivan Cycle #1 ~ J.F. Jenkins
10. April Showers ~ April #1 ~ Karli Perrin
11. Bear Heart ~ Klawdia #1 ~ K.J. Cold
12. Mine 'til Monday ~ Ruby Laska
13. Shooting Stars ~ A Surah Stormson Novel #1 ~ H.D. Gordon
14. Barbie Girl ~ Baby Doll #1 ~ Heidi Acosta
15. Significance ~ Significance #1 ~ Shelly Crane

Book Promotion: Nomad ~ Guest Post~ J.L. Bryan

Hey everyone!! Today I am part of the Nomad Book Blitz, and if you might have noticed if you follow me on facebook or twitter I am really excited about this book! I love Jenny Pox, even though I read it a while back I still remember it very well! Our guest today, is ofcourse the writer of Jenny Pox... Give it up for J.L. Bryan!!!


Published in: 26th, July, 2013
Publisher: Self-Published, Eigen publicatie
Language: English only
Number of pages: 136 p.


About/Over Nomad


They took everything: her family, her home, her childhood.

By the age of nineteen, Raven has spent most of her life in the sprawling slums of America, fighting as a rebel against the dictatorship. When the rebellion steals an experimental time-travel device, she travels back five decades to the year 2013. Her plan: assassinate the future dictator when he is still young and vulnerable, long before he comes to power. She must move fast to reshape history, because agents from her own time are on her trail, ready to execute her on sight.
 

Diagnose Your Dystopia! ~ Guest post by J.L. Bryan

 

Something’s not right with the world.  You know it, you can feel it, and you’re probably going to die because of it.  Congratulations, you’ve just discovered that you live in a nightmarish dystopian future!


The next question: what kind of dystopia?  If you’re going to live, you’ll need to know this stuff.  Fortunately, we’ve assembled a handy checklist to help you diagnose your dystopia.


Total Surveillance State: If they’re watching your every move, including your facial expressions and body language so they can read your thoughts, and eavesdropping on all your conversations...hey, you’re not paranoid, you just live in an Orwellian total surveillance state! Odds are, they’re trying to control all media and information, including changing past records to suit their ever-changing lies. There may be no escape, so your best bet is try and hook up with that hottie from work before the oppressors destroy your mind and soul.  Good luck!


Game Show-ocracy: If you find yourself cast into a game-show-to-the-death with a name like “The Running Man” or “The Hunger Games,” then you’ve entered a world where game shows keep the public complacent.  If you play the game right, you might just topple the evil rulers of your society, but you’ll have to break a few rules to succeed.  If you’re trapped in a game show-ocracy, my best advice is to contact Alex Trebek from Jeopardy!  That guy has all the answers.


Happy Dystopia: Hey, maybe things aren’t so bad.  Maybe in this Brave New World society, the rulers encourage sex, drugs, and other completely harmless entertainments to keep the population busy and content.  You can try to whip up a rebellion if you want, right after you take your happy pills, eat your chocolate, get a pedicure and a massage...maybe have a nap...is this really a dystopia?


The State of Weird Ideas:  Is everyone forced to wear pink bunny hats at all times?  Or perhaps the letter “Q” is forbidden by law?  Sounds like you live in a world where a completely loopy-fruits dictator has come to power!  Your best bet is to play along while it lasts, but if you really want to shake things up, try being even weirder than the law requires.


We hope that this short pamphlet has somewhat enhanced your chances of surviving through this unfortunate dystopian period, and living onto into the even more miserable dark age to come! 

In the comments below, you could tell us what kind of dystopia you would prefer, or which kind you would most want to avoid.

About J.L. Bryan


J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on English Renaissance and Romantic literature. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He lives in the metro Atlanta sprawl with his wife Christina, where he spends most of his day serving the toddler and animal community inside his house.  He is the author of the Paranormals series and the Songs of Magic series.
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Zijn boek Jenny Pox is gratis verkrijgbaar hier /His book Jenny Pox is currently free on:

Read my review of Jenny Pox here:

J.L. Bryan’s links:

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Swining Saturdays #7 ~ Folky Top 5

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.

Hey lovely readers!
Its time for another swinging top 5!!! Oh what do you think of my pic for Swinging Saturdays??? I want to thank one of my classmates for creating this, for one of the projects we had!!! So THANK YOU, you know who you are!  Todays top 5 will be Folky, as in Folk music!! It's another genre I love, I have a lot of folk music on my computer, from well know bands to lesser known band. I made a nice mix of both in this top 5!!
Enjoy!
Irene

1. Mumford and Sons ~ Timshel

At the moment Timshel is my favourite song, I like the multi vocals it sounds awesome! I haven't listened to their new CD, Babel, yet but will get to that, the old one Sigh No More is awesome! 


2. The Civil Wars ~ 20 Years

They did a song with Taylor Swift for The Hunger Games, Safe and Sound. I loved it and decided to download their album which is beautiful!


3. Laura Marling ~ Rambling Man

I came across Laura Marling while watching Lowlands (a dutch music festival) on television. I couldn't stop watching it was beautiful and great to watch. Really entranced by it!

4. Flogging Molly ~ If I Ever Leave This World Alive

Don't think they need an introduction, this is THE BEST FOLK BAND AROUND!!!! HUGE FAN!!!! They have about 10 people on stage, with all kind of instruments!!! They are awesome live!!! Seen them twice, I can say it is a unique experience!!!

5. Ha Ha Tonka ~ Close Every Valve To Your Bleeding Heart

I am not sure where I found them, I think their was a song in the Twilight playlist, I found the name rather strange so it spiked my curiousity, turns out their music is great!


So that's it for my Top 5 this week!!!
What is your Top 5 this week? 
Want to host Swing Saturdays next week? Send me an email: icecoldpassions@gmail.com  Would love to hear what kind of music you like!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Swinging Saturdays #6 ~ Queen of music

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.

So last Saturday I wasn't able to post, because I was moving, but I am back and working hard to post more regularly, the plan is posting everyday, but I haven't reached that yet, mostly because of my lack of time. But I am going to try because I love blogging and sharing my passion with you all. Oh I am also planning to do some movie/tv-series reviews as well in the future! Let me know what you think about that!! I am open for suggestion! And making my blog awesome!!!

Back to Queen, todays top 5 consists of my favourite Queen songs!! I am a huge fan, (I blame my mother for that, lol) and of course their music is used so often on television that I just had to do a Queen top 5!!! Just LEGENDARY MUSIC!!!!!!

1. Queen ~ Fat Bottomed Girls



2. Queen ~ Show Must Go On 


3. Queen ~ Somebody To Love



4. Queen ~ Radio Ga Ga



5. Queen ~ Another one bites the dust

Reminds me of a line in season 2 of  Supernatural the episode with the vampires and the first encounter with Gordon Walker... When they are celebrating one of them says: Another One Bites The Dust...


So that's it for this week's top 5!!!

What is your Top 5 this week? 
Want to host Swing Saturdays next week? Send me an email: icecoldpassions@gmail.com! Would love to hear what kind of music you like!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Review: Mortality ~ Kellie Sheridan

Title: Mortality
Author: Kellie Sheridan
Series: The Hitchhiker Strain, book #1
Published in: 1st, January, 2013
Publisher:  Patchwork Press
Language: English only
Number of pages: 271 p.
Age Category: Young Adult
Other books in the series:
End Dayz, novella #0.5
Duality, book #2

About Mortaliy

After surviving a deadly plague outbreak, sixteen-year-old Savannah thought she had lived through the very worst of human history. There was no way to know that the miracle vaccine would put everyone at risk for a fate worse than un-death.

Now, two very different kinds of infected walk the Earth, intent on nothing but feeding and destroying what little remains of civilization. When the inoculated are bitten, infection means watching on in silent horror as self-control disappears and the idea of feasting on loved ones becomes increasingly hard to ignore.

Starving and forced to live inside of the abandoned high school, all Savannah wants is the chance to fight back. When a strange boy arrives with a plan to set everything right, she gets her chance. Meeting Cole changes everything. Mere survival will never be enough. (source: Goodreads)


MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS, KAN SPOILERS BEVATTEN

Review

This is my first Zombie read, wow I have been having a lot of first, first erotica, first Zombie, first angel, and that in one year! How about that! Lots of variation which makes reading all the more fun. I like experimenting with the various genres, to see what I like and what I don't. The Amazon freebies are definitely a help to exploring the different genres.

Anyways back to the Zombies, and the Zombie slaying kickass hero Savannah, I really liked Savannah, who's parents where killed, became the undead, and then probably killed, when the first wave of the virus, she lives with the remnants of the town in a school, which they were able to clear of zombies. There Savannah trains together with her friends Alex, Pierce and Zack. They make a great team together, and I like it that she gets along with the guys so well.

Then Alex girl friend show up, to tell them they got a job, to get out of the school for a while. They jump at it and leave the school to find medical supplies for the town. This is when the story takes off, from here it turns into an action packed, fighting Zombies and running for your life kind of story.  I would have thought that I wouldn't like zombies or zombie related stories, since I have always found them a bit boring but creepy at the same time. You might think, how the hell did you end up reading a zombie book? Well it was recommended to me by one of my Goodreads friend, she was so exicted about it that I just had to read it! Thank you G.!!!! But this was just great, and eventually we even get a zombie point of view!

This leads me to the other main character Zarah, which I didn't like. Zarah, is really naïve, as an instant crush on the new guy in school, is mostly oblivious of what has happened in the world. She's not a fighter and her stupidity caused her to be turned into a zombie. You can tell that I didn't like her much, but she added an important point of view to the story (the zombie POV). She turns into a second form of Zombie, the ones who are stuck in their own head and have no control over the things their bodies do. This was an interesting point of view and her thoughts were really funny and had me laughing out loud.

Now to my rating, this book was a great action-packed, fast paced book, with 2 kinds of zombies, love, drama, community, politics,  wonder serums, military forces and much more, this book has it all! Great world building, great characters which can only mean one thing for me: 5 awesome snowflakes!


Characters

Savannah: is awesome, she is one of the two main characters, but is the more important character of the two mains. She is a real fighter and wants to help in the best way she can. Her goal is to help as many people a she can, since she blames herself for her parents dead and the shock stage she was into when someone of the survivors found her. She has a crush on Alex, but this changes when she meets Cole. The cool thing about there "love" is that it grows steadily, its not instant, at first she doesn't even like Cole.

Pierce: is an exchange student from England, he talks with a British accent and behaves according to the English standards, which makes him adorable! I really like Pierce's character. He is smart and thoughtful.

Zack: is the cool guy, we don't really get to know him well, since he is taken by the Militia (the military forces). I would love to get to know Zack some more. I suspect that he has a secret crush on Savannah.

Alex: is the leader of the pack, he is very bossy, a know-it-all and (from Savannah's POV) very clingy to his girlfriend. I don't like Alex much, not my type. He made a big mistake, that put him on my black list. 

Cole: is..... interesting. He started off kidnapping Savannah. Bad start, but he is smart and has an interesting motive for kidnapping Savannah. He is a straight forward person, which I like a lot and he is hilarious at time! Especially when flirting. (see the quotes) I want to see more of Cole in the next book, I like him a lot, maybe he will be come on of my new book boyfriend.

Zarah: Well I already discussed that I don't like her because of her stupidity and naivety.  However, I can't blame her for being in the same kind of shock stage as Savannah, the problem with Zarah is, that she doesn't snap out of it. Also because of her ignorance of what is happening in the world, she has a very rosy view of the world. Catch up in romance and ignorance, she doesn't see that the world is falling apart around her.

Liam: is a bit more mysterious, he is the new guy Zarah has a crush on, but we don't really know much about him and ofcourse Zarah doesn't ask many questions since she is far to busy crushing. He  is much smarter than Zarah and he is the reason Zarah stayed alive so long.

Quotes  

“In case you haven’t noticed, the world kind of ended. There aren’t exactly eligible females all over the place, especially ones who can hold their own in a fight.” - Cole to Savannah
 “Ahh, so it is the Asian guy. Bummer. Well I’m sure you two will be very happy together, and make many zombie-ass-kicking babies.” - Cole     

Buy this book on Amazon

Monday, July 8, 2013

Book promotion: The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald TabletGenre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Leoros doesn't have many friends. The son of a scientist and archeologist, he is constantly on the move. But when his parents make a startling discovery in Egypt, Leoros' world is turned upside down. Do you wish you could have the power of a god? Would you use it for good…or for evil?

When an archaeologist discovers the mythic Emerald Tablet buried beneath Egypt’s desert, her son decodes the ancient text leading him to a distant world. On that world, a slave girl begins a journey towards a destiny she cannot imagine. But when an ancient foe rises from the ashes, they will be brought together by forces neither understands.
Leoros, who dreams of being like the heroes in the comic books, must fight to unlock the secrets of the universe to save a people he never knew existed.

Atlantia, whose bloody visions wake her in the night, senses the darkness coming. Together they will face an enemy with the power of dark energy, lose a mentor to the assassin’s blade, and be betrayed by someone they trust. Their fight for the future is just beginning, and before it is over, a final sacrifice must be made. When the darkness comes, will they stand and fight or will they join it? There is darkness in everyone.
Purchase the book/Koop het boek hier:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Joshua SilvermanAbout/Over Joshua Silverman

Joshua Silverman was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Orange County, California. While attending California State University, Fullerton and studying Criminal Justice, Joshua was introduced to a creative writing class where he wrote a series of paranormal stories.
As a child, he has always been an amateur historian, focusing on ancient Egypt, Greece, and Roman civilizations. Since working in the legal environment, he has combined his passion for creative writing with his love of ancient history by penning his debut novel, The Emerald Tablet, the first of seven in the Legends of Amun Ra series.


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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Book Promotion: Mountain Charm Release Day Blitz


Today is release day for Sydney Logan’s novel, Mountain Charm!

At the age of thirteen, Angelina Clark followed in the footsteps of her ancestors by casting an Appalachian love spell, which promised she would blossom into a beautiful and gifted woman who would find her true love.

A young Angelina had been thrilled to participate in the sacred ritual, but through the years, her father’s untimely death and her mother’s failing health have shaken Angelina’s magical faith to its core. As her twenty-first birthday approaches, she refuses to practice her supernatural gifts and no longer believes in the love charm.

That is, until Dylan Thomas arrives on her front porch. Dylan, a Nashville writer, travels to the mountain town of Maple Ridge to unearth the family’s supernatural secrets. While her clairvoyant mother is convinced that Dylan is her daughter’s soul mate, Angelina refuses to see the nosy reporter as anything more than a nuisance. Despite their constant bickering, sparks fly.

Dylan admits he feels strangely drawn to Angelina and is in no hurry to leave Maple Ridge or publish his magazine article. Fearful that his emotions are being influenced by the spell, a stubborn Angelina struggles to fight her own budding attraction to the reporter. The two inevitably grow closer just as her mother’s health begins to deteriorate, and Angelina is faced with the possibility of selling the family’s music shop to pay the mounting medical expenses. Desperate to help the woman he loves, Dylan explores his own family tree and finds support from an unlikely source. Can he finally prove his love is real—spell or no spell? A story filled with love, friendship, family, and just a hint of Appalachian magic, Mountain Charm will leave you spellbound.




About Sydney Logan


Sydney Logan is an Amazon bestselling author and holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. With the 2012 release of her first novel, Lessons Learned, she made the transition from bookworm to author. Sydney has a very unhealthy obsession with music, and her iPod is filled with everything from Johnny Cash to Eminem. She is also the author of two short stories: “Mistletoe Magic,” available exclusively on Amazon Kindle, and “Stupid Cupid,” which is featured in the Romantic Interludes compilation. When she isn't reading or writing, she enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her front porch at her home in East Tennessee with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat. Visit Sydney’s website at www.sydneylogan.com