Thursday, 30 August 2012

Deadly Destination - Giveaways!

All Things Urban Fantasy is holding a giveaway on their blog as part of the Deadly Destinations, and you can enter to win a lot of different books. A lot of comps are US only but there are plenty more for us Aussie folks to enter!

Inbetween by Tara Fuller - International

Enter for your chance to win an e-book copy of Tara Fuller's, Inbetween. (I keep writing the with a double 'w' instead of a double 'e'. Doh!) The link is here, so enter if you wish, which I would highly recommend doing!
http://allthingsuf.com/2012/08/deadly-destinations-tara-fuller-win-inbetween.html

Torn Trilogy by Erica O'Rourke - International

To win a copy of Torn, Tangled or Bound by Erica O'Rourke.
http://allthingsuf.com/2012/08/deadly-destinations-erica-orourke-and-win-your-choice-from-the-torn-trilogy.html

Auracle by Gina Rosati + Swag - International

To win a copy of Auracle and some awesome swag!
http://allthingsuf.com/2012/08/deadly-destinations-gina-rosati-win-auracle.html

The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent - International

http://allthingsuf.com/2012/08/deadly-destinations-tiffany-trent-win-the-unnaturalists.html


The Dark Light by Sara Walsh

http://allthingsuf.com/2012/08/deadly-destinations-sara-walsh-win-the-dark-light.html

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

The silliest/most embarrassing/craziest thing I've done to get someone's attention


As you may or may not know, Rachel Harris has her own street team called the Flirt Squad and it's an awesome way to win goodies and learn interesting things about other YA authors and their books. We (the Flirt Squad) have just received our First Official Flirt Squad Challenge: to say what the silliest/most embarrassing/craziest thing we've ever done to get someone's attention is.
You can find info on the challenge, here:  http://www.rachelharriswrites.com/blog/2012/8/28/the-craziest-thing-i-ever-did-to-get-someones-attention-flir.html
And on the Flirt Squad, here:  http://www.rachelharriswrites.com/flirt-squad/

So let's get right down to business...

 What is the silliest/most embarrassing/craziest thing you ever did to get someone's attention?


Gee, this is pushing my memory. (Yes I'm aware of the fact I only started college this year so it obviously couldn't have been that long ago but I have a bad memory okay!) Okay, I've got it!

I went to an extremely small school for high school, only 30 or so kids in grades 7-10, and so it was hard to keep secrets from anyone. My friends told me that this super-cute guy liked me, but I wasn't sure whether or not it was true. My epic plan to find out if he did like me, was to be totally creepy and constantly stare at him. I didn't just give him secretive looks, I would stare and as soon as he'd turn my way I'd look down, or up, or across the other way... It was extremely embarrassing and silly, and 100% crazy, but I was really shy and didn't want to actually 'speak' to him.
It turns out he did like me and my freaky stares didn't scare him off, so we ended up going out. We were both a little too shy to make the relationship work though, but he is still a cool guy and I will always respect the fact that he liked me, creepy staring and all.


(I'm a little tired so I'm really hoping I haven't made any horrible spelling/grammatical errors. I apologise if I have!)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Demons of the Sun

Cindi Madsen's debut, Demons of the Sun, is coming out very soon and I would really recommend it. It's looking to be an awesome book and it would be great if you could support her and buy it.

You can pre-order it on amazon, here: http://www.amazon.com/Demons-Sun-Cindi-Madsen/dp/1937254771/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345491263&sr=1-1&keywords=demons+of+the+sun

And you can join in the fun by being a part of the Flirt Squad and additionally being a part of the Cindi Madsen giveaway which heaps of fun and gives you a chance to win really cool prizes!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Origin Olympics!


Jessica Khoury is running on competition on her blog called the Origin Olympics! Origin, is of course the title of her fabulous new book which is in stores September 4th!!
The competition is made up of a whole series of mini tasks - you don't have to complete all of them but the more you enter the more chances there are to win! There are 25 tasks/events in total and when you complete 15, you automatically win a 'Bronze Medal' which is a swag pack consisting of:
1 limited edition Origin bookmark
1 limited edition Origin bookmark
1 signed Origin bookplate
1 Pia's bird necklace (this is a limited stock, so get in quick!)
There is also a silver medal (three winners) and a gold medal (one winner). The prizes are awesome so go and check it out!

The link is: http://jnkhoury.blogspot.com.au/p/origin-olympics_20.html

So what are you waiting for! Fly my minions! Fly, fly fly!

The book trailer is here if you're interested on what the book is about.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Join the Flirt Squad!


My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is a new book by Rachel Harris and to celebrate and promote it's release (which is only another 24 days.. squee!) she has started her own street team called the Flirt Squad. The link, here: http://www.rachelharriswrites.com/flirt-squad/ is much better at explaining it than I am but I would really recommend joining. There's heaps of cool swag and other majorly awesome prizes, so give it a go! It's international and a whole heap of fun!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Competitions, Writing and... Maths?

I won a boxed set of The Best of Enid Blyton from Date A Book recently, (if you're Australian and you haven't already you should *like* their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/datebooks) and it arrived in the mail today. Squee! And yes, I am counting 'squee' as a cool word, because I like it! Anyway, I thought that was a nice way to start things off, plus I'm very excited and wanted to share the news with everybody.

I thought I'd share a little of my day with you, as that is all I really have to write about. I am not going to go about it in chronological order though, as that is too snazzy and un-confusing for me!

So this evening my boyfriend came to my place of residence for an hour or so to hang out. I had been entering a competition that Jessica Khoury (author of a new book called Origin) was running which involves writing a very short piece of fiction based on a chosen theme and a picture that is to come from the authors pinterest board. (The competition is international and can be found at Jessica's blog if anyone's interested: http://jnkhoury.blogspot.com.au/) I love to write so I had heaps of fun entering this competition, which is only on for another 3 days! I knew my boyfriend also liked to write (or at least he had liked to) so I held him at gunpoint and forced him to enter. (That's all lies and slander by the way, but it is more intriguing than the actual story) I was super-duper impressed with what he wrote! I thought it was just brilliant and I was sad it had to be so short because I would've loved to know more. He was less impressed than me with what he wrote, but I think that's the way it is when you write things, you think it is 'just okay' while others believe it to be a masterpiece. I am very excited now to see if either of us take the gold in the competition. (I find it very weird that I said 'take the gold' as I never watch the Olympics and it seems a very olympicy thing to say). I can't find very much more to say on this subject, probably because it is well past the time when I should be sleeping but I need to get this all down first, mostly out of stubbornness.

The other main part of my day was college. I only had one lesson today which happened to be maths.. my favourite! (just in case you couldn't pick up on it, my voice/text was dripping with sarcasm). I don't mind maths, I have quite a mathematical brain, but having to remember all those different formulas just about kills me. I usually have quite a good time in maths, it's only a one hour session and one of my friends happens to be taking that class too!, but today we had a relief teacher and I just couldn't seem to like her. My usual teacher, Shaun (the Sheep) is really good. He's funny and nice and I can understand what he is teaching us; this lady was below par compared to him. Firstly, she looked grumpy. I didn't really feel any warmth from her, she warmed up a little through the lesson, but she didn't really make you feel warm and fuzzy. Secondly, I could understand a thing she was trying to teach us. I'm not sure if she was speaking an alien language or if I was just having an off day, but I just couldn't comprehend what she was saying. Maybe I'm just too used to Shaun's teaching style, but I just couldn't quite understand. In the end I went through my book and by comparing that and her foreign scrawls, I was able to decipher the formulas/equations. I don't know if I'm being overly harsh on her, but she just didn't mesh well with me. Apart from that little annoyance, I had a rather wonderful day.

I was going to do this with my last post... but I forgot, so I shall just have to start it here. I don't think I'll do this for every post (mostly because my memory refuses to cooperate with me, and I shall likely forget) but I shall do it every so often. Here is my word of the day/week/month... [insert drum-roll here]

Pulchritudinous adjective: Physically beautiful; comely

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Howdy!

Hello there my chums!
This is technically not my first blog post but it is also, in a way, my first blog post. (As you can probably tell I usually make a lot of sense... at least to me... most of the time). I'm not entirely sure what I should say. I think I may have had it mapped out in my head before but it somehow must've wriggled away while I was looking elsewhere. Anyway, one thing I've decided is that during my posts I shall highlight certain words and phrases that tickle my fancy, just because.

I think this first post will be fairly short, mainly because I cannot think of a worthy enough subject for this particular tale of whimsy. I shall introduce myself now, as I neglected to do so in the opening paragraph which would probably have made sense. I'm not really one for sense though, I prefer to be as kooky and nonsensical as one can be!
So, my name is Myra and I am currently 16 (though soon to be 17, might I add!)  I reside in a little state called Tasmania, which is somehow commonly over-looked when Australia is mentioned. I don't understand why this is, maybe it's because the sheer awesomeness of the people who live here dazzles people so they occasionally forget our existence. My days are usually filled with books, reading, boyfriend, competition entering, boyfriend, school, facebook, reading, work, computer, boyfriend, movies, sleeping, eating, reading and occasionally homework. There is actually a lot more than that filling up my time, but that list is good enough for the moment.

I don't think I have anything else to say at the moment, I can always return if the need arises. Plus I have many more opportunities in which I'll be able to express myself and hopefully improve my blogging.

So that's a cheerio for now and I wish you all the best.

~Myra

Pre-ordering My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

Hello all. This is a handy little page with a few links to places you can pre-order My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris. There are some US, UK & Australian pages, so you can pick whatever takes your fancy. Have fun and happy reading!

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-super-sweet-sixteenth-century-rachel-harris/1108931140?ean=9781620611357

Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/My-Super-Sweet-Sixteenth-Century-Rachel-Harris/9781620611357

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Book Trailer!

I'd highly recommend watching this fabulous book trailer of Rachel Harris' 'My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century' and then of course you should read the book! I don't want to give anything away but time-travel may be involved.. Watch the book trailer, I guarantee you won't regret it!

Also check out the Flirt Squad! It's a chance to win awesome prizes and have a lot of fun. You can check it out here: http://www.rachelharriswrites.com/flirt-squad/
Now for the prizes. You earn points by doing certain things, and the more points you earn the better prizes you get, prizes are as follows:
  • First level (25 points): A Super Sweet bookmark and tattoo
  •  Second level (75 points): All prizes above PLUS a set of trading cards (your very own pocket-sized Lorenzo and Cat!), and a Super Sweet bracelet
  •  Third level (150 points): All prizes above PLUS your name in the acknowledgements of book 2 in the Super Sweet series, A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES
  •  Fourth level (250 points): All prizes above PLUS a special note from me inviting you to the sequel to My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES, including a special sneak peek!
  •  ALL Participants who Reach Fifth Level (500 points): All prizes above PLUS an entry into a drawing to make a special appearance as a character in a future book.
  •  And the FIRST to Fifth Level (500 points): Wins all the prizes above PLUS a sparkly tiara (you ARE an official Sweet Sixteen diva now after all), and a special necklace with the cover of my book as a charm.
So what are you waiting for? Join the Flirt Squad now!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Review by Rating

*Reviews are sorted by authors last name.
-M =Myra      -J = Jared

5 WHALES
(This book was fan-whale-tastic! Buy it and love it!)

4.5 WHALES
(This book was whale-tastic,  worth reading)
Arnett, Mindee: The Nightmare Affair (The Arkwell Academy #1) -M
Banghart, Tracy E.: Shattered Veil (The Diatous Wars #1) -M
Blake, K.C.: Bait (Order of the Spirit Realm #1) -M
Carr, Patrick: A Cast of Stones (The Staff & the Sword #1) -M
Checketts, Cami: The Colony -M
Hansen, Michelle A.: Before They Find Us -M
Harris, Rachel: Accidentally Married on Purpose (Love and Games #3) -M
Harris, Rachel: The Fine Art of Pretending (The Fine Art of Pretending #1)  -M
Harrison, Diana: The Keeper's Curse (The Keeper's Curse #1) -M
Larsen, Annette K.: Just Ella -M
Laurie, Victoria: When -M
Lyons, Heather: The Collectors' Society (The Collectors' Society #1) -M
Lyons, Heather: The Hidden Library (The Collectors' Society #2) -M
Pearl, Melissa: Betwixt (Betwixt #1) -M
Showalter, Gena: Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) -M
Stengl, Anne Elisabeth: Starflower (Tales of Goldstone Wood #4) -M
Wolfe, Trisha: Fireblood (Fireblood #1) -M
Wood, Heather Topham: First Visions (Second Sight #1) -M
Zales, Dima: The Sorcery Code (The Sorcery Code #1) -M

WHALES
(This book was a whale-of-a-time, buy it or borrow it)
Argyle, Amber: Witch Fall (Witch Song #3) -M
Ayer, T.G.: Dead Radiance (Valkyrie #1) -M
Bauer, Christina: Angelbound (Angelbound #1) -M
Boyce, S.M: Lichgates (The Grimoire Saga #1) -M
Caldwell, Janine: Rematch (Vortex #1) -M
Carter, Aimee: Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1) -M
Checketts, Cami: Dead Running (Run #1) -M
Extence, Gavin: The Universe Versus Alex Woods -J
Fenech, Selina: Memory's Wake (Memory's Wake Trilogy #1) -M
Forman, Gayle: If I Stay (If I Stay #1) -M
Gow, Kailin: Rise of the Fire Tamer (Wordwick Games #1) -M
Gow, Kailin: Stones to Ashes (Alchemists Academy #1) -M
Grey, Jessica: Attempting Elizabeth -M
Jones, Theresa M.: Power (The Descendant Trilogy #1) -M
Jones, Theresa M.: Hope (The Descendant Trilogy #2) -M
King, Alysha: The Order of the Rose (The Rose Chronicles #1) -M
King, Stephen: The Shining (The Shining #1) -J
Lane, Lainy: Field of Innocence (Euphoria #1) -M
Leake, Jessica: Arcana -M
LeGette, M.L.: The Tale of Mally Biddle -M
Lepore, Gabriella: Evanescent -M
Leyton, Bisi: Wisteria (Wisteria #1) -M
Lindsey, Ernie: The Marshmallow Hammer Detective Agency: The Mysterious Case of the Golden Egg -M
Litwack, David: There Comes A Prophet -M
Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold Anthology -M
Madsen, Cindi: Demons of the Sun -M
Marshall, Clare C.: Within -M
Martin, Tracey: Another Little Piece of My Heart -M
McClellan, Rachel: Fractured Light (Fractured Light #1) -M
Miller, J.M.: The Line That Breaks (The Line That Binds #2) -M
Mitchell, T. Rae: Fate's Fables (Fate's Journey #1) -M
Murdoch, Emily: If You Find Me -M
Myers, Chris: Lennon's Jinx (Lennon's Girls Trilogy #1) -M
Paille, Rhiannon: Justice (The Ferryman + the Flame #2) -M
Pepper, Sarah J.: Death of the Mad Hatter -M
Powell, Gretchen: Terra (Terrestrials #1) -M
Rivers, Olivia: Frost Fire (Tortured Elements #1) -M

3.5 WHALES
(I liked this whale book, would recommend)
Allen, Kathleen S.: How to be Almost Famous in Ten Days -M
Ardisone, Bailey: Sweet Oblivion (The Sweet Series #1) -M
Argyle, Michelle Davidson: The Breakaway (The Breakaway #1) -M
Argyle, Michelle Davidson: Pieces (The Breakaway #2) -M
Bateman, Rachel: Incubus (Episode #1) -M
Brewster, Alicia Wright: Echo -M
Caldwell, Janine: Deuce (Vortex #3) -M
DeJesus, Liz: First Frost -M
Drammeh, Tricia: The Claiming Words (The Claiming Words #1) -M
Forman, Gayle: I Was Here -M
Gavin, Andy: Untimed -M
Gonzalez, Arthur J.: The Photo Traveler -M
Gow, Kailin: Elemental Explosions (Alchemists Academy #2) -M
Hall, Marie: Moon's Flower (Kingdom #6) -M
Hart, Dani: Reality (The Life of Arie #1) -M
Johnson, Kriston: Awakened (The Legends of Elyndia #1) -M
Kinrade, Kimberly: Forbidden Mind (The Forbidden Trilogy #1) -M
Krause, Gayle C.: Ratgirl: Song of the Viper -M
Kreisman, Kris: Advantage Erin -M
Krey, Kimberly: Evie's Knight -M
Leigh, KaSonndra: Dark Seraphine (Seraphine Trilogy #1) -M
Lutchen, Amy Joy: Renhala (Renhala #1) -M
Marshall, Clare C.: Stars in Her Eyes (The Sparkstone Saga #1) -M
Mercer, Christina: Arrow of the Mist -M
Miller, Kimberly Ann: Triangles (Bermuda Traingle #1) -M
Montgomery, S.C.: Lines in the Sand (Crossing the Line #0.5) -M
Montgomery, S.C.: Two Blue Lines (Crossing the Line #1) -M
Morris, Folami & Abeni: The Exemeus (The Exemeus #1) -M

WHALES
(This book was an average-whale, borrow it)

2.5 WHALES
(This book wasn't my cup of whale tea)
DNF
(Wasn't the right tail tale for me. Anything below 2.5 Whales is a DNF)

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Madsen, Cindi: Demons of the Sun -M
Madsen, Cindi: Resisting the Hero (Accidentally In Love #3) -M
Mahoney, Karen: Falling to Ash (Moth #1) -M
Marr, Melissa: Carnival of Souls -M
Marshall, Clare C.: Within -M
Marshall, Clare C.: Stars in Her Eyes (The Sparkstone Saga #1) -M
Martin, Tracey: Another Little Piece of My Heart -M
McClellan, Rachel: Fractured Light (Fractured Light #1) -M
McGarry, Katie: Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1) -M
McGarry, Katie: Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) -M
McGarry, Katie: Crash Into You (Pushing the Limits #3) -M
McGowan, Jennifer: Maid of Secrets (Maids of Honor #1) -M
Mead, Richelle: Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) -M
Mead, Richelle: The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) -M
Mercer, Christina: Arrow of the Mist -M
Miller, J.M.: The Line That Breaks (The Line That Binds #2) -M
Miller, Kimberly Ann: Triangles (Bermuda Traingle #1) -M
Mitchell, T. Rae: Fate's Fables (Fate's Journey #1) -M
Montgomery, S.C.: Lines in the Sand (Crossing the Line #0.5) -M
Montgomery, S.C.: Two Blue Lines (Crossing the Line #1) -M
Morris, Folami & Abeni: The Exemeus (The Exemeus #1) -M
Murdoch, Emily: If You Find Me -M
Myers, Chris: Lennon's Jinx (Lennon's Girls Trilogy #1) -M

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