ARC REVIEW: Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke + Giveaway! + CD track list!

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TITLE: Damsel Distressed
AUTHOR: Kelsey Macke
PUBLICATION: Expected publication: October 14th 2014 by Spencer Hill Contemporary
GENRE: YA > Contemporary | Retellings
PAGES: 336pages (paperback)
SOURCE: e-arc via publisher (thank you Spencer Hill Press!)
RATING: 4  ★★★★ 1/2

 

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Hot girls get the fairy tales. No one cares about the stepsisters’ story. Those girls don’t get a sweet little ending; they get a lifetime of longing

Imogen Keegen has never had a happily ever after–in fact, she doesn’t think they are possible. Ever since her mother’s death seven years ago, Imogen has pulled herself in and out of therapy, struggled with an “emotionally disturbed” special ed. label, and loathed her perma-plus-sized status.

When Imogen’s new stepsister, the evil and gorgeous Ella Cinder, moves in down the hall, Imogen begins losing grip on the pieces she’s been trying to hold together. The only things that gave her solace–the theatre, cheese fries, and her best friend, Grant–aren’t enough to save her from her pain this time.

While Imogen is enjoying her moment in the spotlight after the high school musical, the journal pages containing her darkest thoughts get put on display. Now, Imogen must resign herself to be crushed under the ever-increasing weight of her pain, or finally accept the starring role in her own life story.

And maybe even find herself a happily ever after.

Enhance the experience with the companion soundtrack, Imogen Unlocked, by the author’s band, Wedding Day Rain.

 

 

 

REVIEW:

 

 “I am whole. I am more than just the pieces that I see. I am stronger than I seem”

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Wow. That gif right there is right, my feelings right now is indescribable. Kelsey Macke just slayed me with her words. I can literally feel my heart squeezing while reading Imogen’s thoughts. I don’t know how to go about reviewing this book. Frankly, this is a book that will linger in my mind for the rest of my life. It made an impact on me.

Imogen is overweight and depressed. She’s Ella Cinder’s step sister. And she hides in the audio room because she thinks that that’s where she belongs. Imogen is such a real character that it scares me. She’s engraved in my heart now and I’d be lying if I say that it’s easy letting her go because it’s not. I cried with her, laughed with her, she shared her feeling about everyone that surrounds her and she even let me know her greatest fears. And I am grateful for that. There are characters that you read, but there are characters that you read.. and stays with you.

Imogen is also Grant’s best friend, the sound goddess and a precious friend to have. Grant.. Gosh, how do I even describe Grant? I want to say he’s perfect. But he’s not. He is absolutely flawed and beautifully made. I have a feeling that I might love him more than Imogen.

This book is stunning. It will break your heart. It made my stomach hurt as I recalled my past experiences, and made me cry at how cruel people can be to others. But this book needs to be read. Bullying and depression needs to be brought into the light.

This is not an easy book to read, but well written, capturing the truth and hardness of high school bullying and where it leads to, the damage it can do. With a cast of characters that you will love to hate, Kelsey Macke has portrayed the bullies in this book exceptionally well.

I enjoyed this book despite it’s difficult message and content, a YA book that adults can read, an intelligent book talking about important matters using fiction as the messenger. What happens to Imogen? Do the bullies get the best of her in the end? Will she learn to love herself so she can finally open her heart for other people who wants to love her?

Damsel Distressed is a powerful debut. It’s provocative, beautiful and creative. Kelsey Macke is an author to watch out for. I cannot wait to see what’s more in store for her readers. I really hope everyone will read this book.
 

 

MORE BOOK DETAILS! 

 

This is so cool you guys because this amazing book has it’s own CD! You can check out the BOOK WEBSITE HERE. And you can also check the BOOK’S TUMBLR HERE.

And here is the list of CD tracks and details:

 

CD BLURB:

 

Damsel Distressed is the story of Imogen, a girl who’s survived the years after her mother’s death by focusing squarely on her best friend, Grant, musical theatre, and lots of cheese. The book is full of humor and heart, and also contains a few surprises. Full page sketches are scattered throughout the novel, and each one contains a QR code that corresponds to a song from the book’s soundtrack. Imogen Unlocked is a 12-song album of original music written by the author and her husband Daron as their indie-pop band, Wedding Day Rain. Together, the book Damsel Distressed and the soundtrack Imogen Unlocked work together to tell the story of a girl who might just make her own Happily Ever After, if she can just hold herself together.

 

CD TRACKS:

 

Imogen Unlocked Track Listing:

 

1. Heavy

2. No Goodbye

3. Something About

4. Sinking

5. Don’t Wake Me Up

6. Let Me Go

7. My Strength

8. Unseen

9. Always Speak Too Late

10. The End is Just the Beginning

11. Breathe Easy

12. Edge of the Fall

 

 

THE AUTHOR:

 

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Kelsey Macke has been creative for as long as she can remember. From an early age she was on stage singing, penning poetry, and writing notebooks full of songs. When the idea for her debut novel, DAMSEL DISTRESSED, popped into her head, she was undeterred by the fact that she had no idea how to actually write a novel. Her bff, the internet, was her guide, and after much trial, error, and candy, she finished it, and set out to get it published… a process far more difficult than, the internet (now her mortal enemy), had lead her to believe.

Her whirlwind adventure was made even more unbelievable when she signed with fabulous agent, Jessica Sinsheimer of the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency and, shortly after, Danielle Ellison of Spencer Hill Contemporary bought her debut.

This innovative, mixed-media art project has given Kelsey an incredibly unique opportunity to join two of her passions: writing and making music with her husband as half of the folky, indie-pop band Wedding Day Rain.

DAMSEL DISTRESSED, and the companion album of original songs, Imogen Unlocked, are scheduled for release in October 2014.

 

 

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ARC REVIEW: Finding Her Way Back by Heather Van Fleet

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TITLE: Finding Her Way Back
AUTHOR: Heather Van Fleet
PUBLICATION: October 7th 2014 by Swoon Romance (TODAY!!!)
GENRE: YA > Contemporary | Romance
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RATING: 3 ★★★1/2
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Meet Callie, a chubby-sexy nineteen-year-old girl who fears high heels, commitments, and has a love/hate relationship with her running shoes. Nine months of college down the drain and all she has to show for it is her freshman thirty.

But alas, life has other crap plans for her–one that includes a strict regiment of “do this and do that” from her she-devil sister, all while trying to avoid the unavoidable. The unavoidable being Ky: the ex-best friend-turned-sex god who lives across the street.

Meet Ky; a nineteen-year-old wanna be country music singer and a boy-turned-man who still wears a proverbial skateboard around his neck from wasted high school days. When Callie returns home, he realizes that she’s exactly the muse he’s been missing all this time.

Now, if only she can stop running long enough to find out where their love could lead. FINDING HER WAY BACK is a new adult novel about finding love while learning how to love yourself. For all the chubby-sexy girls who tend to feel invisible, this one’s for you!

 

 

REVIEW:

 

I picked up Findig Her Way Back intending to read just a chapter or two in between other tasks, and ended up reading late into the night. I had to. Callie is such a well developed character and the secondary characters surrounding her were fabulous as well. The pacing was spot on.

Callie is overweight, having problems with school and has troubles with her family. Especially her sister. Well, Callie is a refreshing character. It’s nice to finally read a female character with a chubby physique AND LOVING HERSELF.

“No. I wouldn’t let her bring me down. Nobody could. I was a damn force- someone you definitely didn’t want to mess with.”

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In New Adult genre, that’s kind of rare. We all read that oh why do i hate myself heroines so that’s why Callie is such an admirable character. She’s not only kick-ass but also caring. Oh man, you have no idea how I want to slap and choke her sister to death. I wouldn’t say that Callie didn’t have thoughts like that, she did some stupid stuff that she regretted too. And that’s why she’s well developed. She’s flawed and character development was very much present.

Anna really got through me, and not in a good way. I’ve never wanted to puncha and slap a character so bad. And yeah, that is good writing and evidence of an excellent character but I just can’t take her.

Ky is Callie’s best friend from before who also has his own demons to face.  If this isn’t an alpha male, I don’t know what is. Ky’s a typical NA guy but he’s so much more. The layers that is coating his characters keeps surprising me until the book ended. He’s a mix of douchebag and a gentleman.  And I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t swoon because.. yeah, I DID.

“I will endure every aspect you let me, Callie”

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Heather Van Fleet’s writing is engaging and gripping. She made a book that is rich in unique details with enjoyable dialogue, three dimensional characters, and has an excellent mixture of light and sweet aspects, as well as dark and scary moments. I enjoyed watching the characters grow, letting their fears end and looking for people to help them endure in their troubles. This book really made it’s way inside my heart.

 

 

THE AUTHOR:

 

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Midwestern native Heather Van Fleet lives in a small town on the Iowa/Illinois border. She’s a wife to her hubby–and high school sweet heart–Chris, as well as a mom to her three little girls, Kelsey, Emma and Bella. When she’s not obsessing over her fictional book characters, cooking dinner, or running around chasing her crazy kiddos, you can usually find her with her head stuck in her Kindle, sucking down White Chocolate Mochas like they’re water.

 

 

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ARC REVIEW: Not In The Script by Amy Finnegan + Giveaway!

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AUTHOR: Amy Finnegan
PUBLICATION: Expected publication: October 7th 2014 by Bloomsbury Childrens
GENRE: YA > Contemporary | Romance
PAGES: 272pages (paperback)
SOURCE: e-arc via publisher (netgalley)
RATING: 4 ★★★★
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Millions of people witnessed Emma Taylor’s first kiss—a kiss that needed twelve takes and four camera angles to get right. After spending nearly all of her teen years performing on cue, Emma wonders if any part of her life is real anymore . . . particularly her relationships.

Jake Elliott’s face is on magazine ads around the world, but his lucrative modeling deals were a poor substitute for what he had to leave behind. Now acting is offering Jake everything he wants: close proximity to home; an opportunity to finally start school; and plenty of time with the smart and irresistible Emma Taylor . . . if she would just give him a chance.

When Jake takes Emma behind the scenes of his real life, she begins to see how genuine he is, but on-set relationships always end badly. Don’t they? Toss in Hollywood’s most notorious heartthrob and a resident diva who may or may not be as evil as she seems, and the production of Coyote Hills heats up in unexpected—and romantic—ways.

This novel in the deliciously fun If Only romance line proves that the best kinds of love stories don’t follow a script.

 

 

REVIEW:

 

It is so adorable. SO ASDFGHJKL.

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We all need to read books like this often. Not In the Script made me all feel giggly (is that a word) swoony and definitely warmed my heart. Yes, LOVE is such a wonderful thing and yes, it doesn’t follow a script at all!

Emma Taylor is an artist and she’s one of the new stars of the TV show Coyote Hills! As a main protagonist and one of the point of view in this book, Emma is not really hard to like. She’s relatable and genuine. Being inside her head is like a walk in the park, there’s no struggles and I just glide through out the book because her voice is soothing and light. This novel worked out so much for me because the characters are well defined and absolutely likeable. It’s not just Emma, but the whole cast.. the whole crew. Jake is… yeah, I dare you to hate this guy! One chapter and I bet you will lose. This guy is decent and doesn’t have a stain of douchebag syndrome (Ha. Just made that up) Oh he’s not perfect! No one in this book is. But there’s where the character development came in. I love how the two characters fight for their feelings for each other and grow as a character at the same time.

You know those romance that is so grin worthy because it’s just so darn cute and makes you feel like there are butterflies in your stomach? The way the two characters ended up together is indeed slow.. But it was fun to read. In here, no one is aggressive and no one is forcing anything to each other. They had their share of stupid and idiotic things to do as a book character and I love how the author constructed the whole thing towards the end. YES, I am absolutely satisfied.

I have nothings to say about Amy Finnegan’s writing except that it’s excellent. Her words seeps right into me immediately that’s why I didn’t have a hard time reading it when I was 2 to 3 chapters in.

And how cool is that we’re reading how actors do their job and how it all works behind the camera? Yeah, I love that aspect too! I learned new things and it was fun.

Overall, Not In The Script has become a 2014 favorite. It’s fun, it’s sweet and absolutely heartfelt. Its like my grandmother always says, ‘Isn’t it great to be young and in love?
 

THE AUTHOR:

 

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Amy Finnegan writes her own stories because she enjoys falling in love over and over again, and thinks everyone deserves a happy ending. She likes to travel the world—usually to locations where her favorite books take place—and owes her unquenchable thirst for reading to Jane Austen and J.K. Rowling. Her debut novel, NOT IN THE SCRIPT (Bloomsbury, Oct 2014), came about after hearing several years of behind-the-scenes stories from her industry veteran brother. She’s also been lucky enough to visit dozens of film sets and sit in on major productions such as Parks and Recreation, and Parenthood.

 

 

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MONTHLY RUNDOWN #003: SEPTEMBER2014

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HBT’s Monthly Rundown –  where I share things that made me grin ear to ear and some tidbits on what happened on the Blog this month. This SEPTEMBER Monthly Rundown includes:

 

  • what I’ve read in the month of SEPTEMBER
  • my favorite reviews from my favorite bloggers (yea that’s you)
  • bookish news (you probably don’t care but I’d still put it)
  • PAULA NEWS (because I can be interesting sometimes)
  • this is not in a particular order

 

HA. Just two days late! AM I AWESOME OR WHAT? I’ve read 26 books this September but I’m way behind reviews. I noticed that the reviews that I’ve put are all ‘FULL REVIEW TO FOLLOW’ But I’m trying to change, really. So this October, I’m going to try to catch up and do the read-and-then-review-right-after method. Unless the book I’m reading is for a blog tour. Also, I want to avoid DNF-ing books. I WANT TO BE NICER TO THEM. I AM REALLY GOING TO TRY THIS TO WORK. Anyway, here’s the books I’ve read plus my reviews!

 

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Vision – 4 ★ (review)

Scar of the Bamboo Leaf – 4 ★ (review)

Stronger Than You Know – 3 ★

The Future For The Curious People – 5 ★ (review)

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Anatomy Of A Misfit – DNF (review)

Love & Misadventure – 2 ★ (review)

Jesus Freaks: Sin Of The Father – 3 ★

Call Me Grim – 4 ★ (review)

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Tape – 2 ★

Jackaby – 3.5 ★

A Blind Spot For Boys – 4 ★ (review)

The Anatomy Of Dreams – 2 ★ (review)

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One Two Three – 3 ★ (review)

Predator – 4 ★ (review)

The Emperor’s Soul – 5 ★

Fire In The Woods – 3 ★ (review)

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 The Sound Of Us (Radio Heart #1) – 4 ★ (review)

Unrequited – DNF

Louder Than Words – 4 ★ (review)

Made For You – 3.5 ★ (review)

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 Demons At Deadnight (Diviniucs Nex Chronicles #1) – 4 ★

Adrenaline Crush – 2 ★

I Wrote This For You – 3 ★

Neurotica –  3.5 ★ (review)

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Not In The Script – 4 ★

Drop Dead Demons – 4 ★

Whoo! There’s also some exciting tours this October than I’m so excited about. You can see it right there ->

 

FAVORITE REVIEWS

 

Okay, the first one, I don’t know if it’s counted because it was justposted.. yesterdat! But I was really convinced by her review and she’s awesome so I’m still gonna put it. Check out this review of LIES WE TELL OURSELVES by Val (@InnocentSmileyx). Everybody seems to love this book so I’m excited to dive in. Oh and she reviewed The Way Of Kings too! This book is still FREE on AMAZON btw –> GET IT.
Lola   (@hitormissbooks) (everybody knows Lola, really, she’s friendly like that) reviewed BLACK ICE and she gave mercy by rating it 3! I’m a little excited to read this so I’m relieved that it’s not that bad. I mean not as bad as Illusions of Fate! See Lola’s review right here as she justifies her rating. She’s amazing 🙂
And FINALLY! FINALLLLLYYY! Lily (@lilysbookblog) finally read Dangerous Boys and reviewed it. Can’t wait for her Dangerous Girls review! And if you didn’t know that Zoe (@actf_flip_read) celebrated her birtday this past September.. WHERE WERE YOU??? Did you know that she celebrated by hosting an awesome giveaway??! But don’t you worry, read her post right here where she listed 5 books that changed her as a reader! It’s such a great post.
Of course my stalking won’t be complete without mentioning the potatoes! I miss you Faye (@kawaiileena) I MISS YOUR SNARKY REVIEWS 😀 check out the latest review on their blog which was posted by the cutie patootie Aimee (@AimeeReads), Faye’s not the only one I’m missing though.. Them ladies too -> Amir (@lilradrad) and Dre (@dreWolf). Yeah, you guys aren’t safe.. I’M STILL STALKING YOU 😀 Anyway, heads up people because I’LL BE GUEST POSTING AT AMIR’S Blog soon-ish. I promised her that I’ll try to make sense but I’ll stuff it with too much .gif! Can’t wait for that.

 

 Let’s move on to these small little news that got my attention this past month. I just thought that I’d share it with you guys!

 

BOOKISH NEWS


TWI-HARDS! It’s your lucky day because TWILIGHT IS BACK! (sort of) A news by LionsGate just spread out saying that they are teaming up with Facebook (yep, FACEBOOK) in financing five short films based on the Twilight characters by five aspiring female directors . Yep again, NO ORIGINAL CAST will be in these short films. (you know what, I MIGHT WATCH THIS) The aspiring female directors will be chosen by a group of female panelists which include Bella herself- Kristen Stewart, the author- Stephenie Meyer, the Twilight director- Catherine Hardwick and a bunch of women that I’m too lazy to write here. You can read the full article HERE. TWILIGHT FANS MUST BE ECSTATIC TO HEAR THIS NEWS.
I know I’m not.

 

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Anyway, let’s see the real news here. And it’s: FACEBOOK teaming up with LIONSGATE and giving us the impression that they’ll be more than a social networking site this coming years. I leave you with this snippet from the The New York Times news:

 

“What it signals seems clear: The social media service can be more than a platform for movie trailers. Its future may well include the distribution of entire movies.”


This next news got me all sulky and sad and it’s all about PENRYN AND RAFFE.

 

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Recently, Susan Ee answered a bunch of questions in this discussion thread by The Chapter 5. And it was so so so exciting until I read this:

 

Pintobean wrote: “After almost finishing with Book #3 (YAY), have you decided how many total books there will be in this series?”

Susan Ee: It turns out that Book 3 will be the finale of Penryn’s story. There may be other stories to tell from other perspectives, but I haven’t let myself think too much about that yet. 

 

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I just.. I can’t….

 

LET’S JUST MOVE ON TO THE EXCITING NEWS! WHERE ARE THE SANDERSON PEEPS OUT THERE?

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If you’re part of Mr. Sanderson’s email list then you must have already seen this news, but if not.. here’s the gist. Mr. Sanderson just recently posted a rough draft of the opening chapter of The Stromlight Archive book 3 and IT’S A KALADIN CHAPTER!

 

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PROCEED WITH CAUTION! THERE ARE SPOILERS FROM THE FIRST 2 BOOKS:

 

“Kaladin trudged through a field of quiet rockbuds, fully aware that he was too late to prevent the disaster. The knowledge slowed him, pressing against his shoulders with an almost physical sensation, like the weight of a bridge he was forced to carry all on his own.
The land around him should have felt familiar. Instead, it seemed wild, overgrown, alien. After so long in the stormlands—those eastern lands that bore the brunt of the storms—he had almost forgotten the sights of a more fertile landscape. Rockbuds grew almost as big as barrels, with vines as thick as his wrist spilling out and lapping water from the pools on the stone. Grass spread in fields and came up to his waist, dappled with glowing lifespren. The grass was vibrant green and slow to pull down into its burrows as he approached.
Kaladin shook his head; the grass back near the Shattered Plains had barely grown as high as his ankle, and had mostly come in yellowish patches on the leeward side of hills. Almost anything could be hiding in these fields. All you’d have to do was crouch down and wait for the grass to sneak back up around you, and you’d have a perfect ambush point. How had he never noticed that during his youth? He’d run through fields like this, playing catch-me with his brother, trying to see who was quick enough to grab handfuls of grass before it hid.
Something caught his eye, and he turned toward it, startling a patch of grass around himself. Kaladin felt drained. Used up. Like a . . . a mighty storm that had lost its fury, and was now just a soft breeze. His dramatic flight had begun with more Stormlight than he had thought he could hold, and a wealth more tucked into his pockets and pack, in the form of gemstones. It ended with this, a limping, exhausted trudge through fields. Perhaps he could have flown all the way to northwestern Alethkar from the Shattered Plains if he’d been more practiced with his powers. As it was—despite bearing a king’s wealth in gemstones—he’d run out of Stormlight somewhere in Aladar’s princedom.
He’d traveled hundreds of miles in half a day. And it still hadn’t been enough. This last bit—not thirty miles to walk—had been excruciating. So slow! He would have passed this distance in an eyeblink before, but he’d been walking for two days. He felt like a man who had been winning a footrace, only to trip and break his legs a handspan from the finish line.
He neared the object he’d seen earlier, and the grass obligingly pulled back before him, revealing a broken wooden churn. For turning sow’s milk into butter. Kaladin rested fingers on the splintered wood; only the wealthy had access to enough milk for this sort of thing, and a churn would have been locked up tight before a storm. He glanced to the side at another chunk of wood peeking out over the tops of the grass, like the hand of a drowning man reaching toward the sky.
Syl zipped down as ribbon of light, passing his head and spinning around the length of wood. He could sense an inquisitiveness to her motions, even though she hadn’t manifested a face yet. Was he mistaken, or was their bond growing stronger? His ability to read her emotions, and she his, improving?
Perhaps it was just familiarity. “It’s the side of a roof,” Kaladin said. “The lip that hangs down on the leeward side of a building.” Probably a storage shed, judging by the debris he’d spotted in the field.
Alethkar wasn’t in the stormlands, but neither was it some soft-skinned, stormless western land. Buildings here were built low and squat, particularly outside of big, sheltered cities. They’d be pointed eastward, toward the storms, and windows would only be on the leeward—the westward—side. Like the grass and the trees, mankind bowed before the storms. The alternative was to be ripped apart, for the Stormfather did not suffer the insolent.
But, then, these objects—ripped free in winds, deposited miles from their origins—had not come free in a highstorm. Another more fell wind had done this deed: a storm that blew the wrong direction.
The mere thought of that a panic rise inside of him, a feeling like he got when watching a hail of arrows fall on himself and his men. The everstorm, as it was called, was so wrong, so unnatural—like a baby born with no face. Some things just should not be.
And, the most troubling part was that the storm itself was not the worst of their problems.”

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AM I THE ONLY ONE EXCITED ABOUT THIS?


If you guys are too exhausted to go on, now is the perfect time to pause or just be done with it all because this part is just about ME. Uhmm, I cut my hair short again. And I didn’t even whine about it so that’s a big deal for me. Also, CAN WE JUST PLEASE CELEBRATE THE FACT THAT I’VE TRIED SLEEPING EARLY AND IT WORKED!!! for 2 times only but stillllll!! I have a very ugly and band sleeping habit and it’s not healthy anymore:

 

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So I am changing.
I’m TRYING 😀
Oh and I don’t think I’m gonna get the position anyway so I’m sharing it now: I have an Interview for Internship tomorrow for SpencerHill Press! And I’m so nervous right now I feel like backing out. Anyway, when I applied, I didn’t even think that they’d consider me for an interview so now.. I don’t know what to do and there’s a chance that my internet will act up and I’ll screw it all up. Did I mention that the interview will take place on 3:30pm EST? So that means that’s 3:30 am here in my side of the globe and there’s a chance that I’ll be high on caffeine at that time so.. WHO KNOWS WHAT I’LL SAY?

 

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Whatever happens I’ll just eat ice cream right after. And then I’ll read . Yeah that’s gonna solve it WELL, THIS HAS BEEN FUN. Thank you for reading (please pat yourself in the back) You know I lurve you!

 

Calling all YA Authors a.k.a not me but it might be YOU

What’s up lovely people? Last week, I got a very exciting and important email. Thank you so much for Dan of Hipso Media Publishing (@HipsoMedia) including me to the bloggers that they reached out to to spread out that this wonderful news.

 

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Calling all YA authors!

 

If you have ever hashtagged #amwriting, #MSWL, or #IWantToBePublishedSoBadlyMyEyeballsMightPop, than pay attention.

From September 17th through October 1st, Hipso Media Publishing and Jenny from Supernatural Snark will be hosting the ‘Next Big YA Book Event.’

Why is this good news for #amwriters?

 

Here’s how the event works. Most publishers work exclusively with agents, which makes it difficult (more like close to impossible) for up-and-coming writers to get their work seen. Well, Hipso Media Publishing will be opening their doors to all YA writers who dream of traditional publication, but can’t seem to catch a break. Writers who have mountainous ideas, along with an actual mountain of rejection letters. Hipso wants to pick one of those writers, and treat them like the literary rock star they are, showering them in every publishing perk someone of their caliber deserves:

– Publishing contract with a generous royalty program
– Custom cover from Seedlings Design
– Candace Book Blog Book Tour
– Exclusive front-page podcast on AuthorsOnTourLive, iReadBooksRadio and iHeartRadio (which gets an average of more than 1 million hits a year)
– Novel as an eBook on all major retailers – Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, around the world
– A featured post on Supernatural Snark
– Awesome book swag, and more…
Once the winning manuscript is picked, Jenny from Supernatural Snark (Owner of Seedlings Design) will work with the author to create a custom cover that will be sure to shout, “NEXT BIG YA BOOK”. And then she’ll do a featured post on Supernatural Snark, to make sure the world hears. No agents, hoops, or hassles. The only criteria are that your YA manuscript be finished, you must believe it’s great, and it must not already be published somewhere else.

Here’s the link to the submissions page and contact info:

HERE.

Good luck and happy writing!