Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Crossroad Tours Presents Transcender Part1

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Transcender: First-Timer
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My Thoughts
This book is really impressive in its stories, scope, and premise.  Jayden is a very well written heroine who is down to earth and doesn't let all the pomp and circumstance of her new found status as a royal effect her.  She goes through so many trials and tribulations throughout the course of this tale, that the emotional rollercoaster ride alone is well worth the time spent reading this book.
When you add to that the host of characters, the building of worlds, and the intermingling of parallel story lines, you have quite the story.
Ryder and I had a love hate relationship for the majority of this book.  While he is delicious physically; he seemed a bit obsessed  at times with Jaden.  Admittedly I was sad to see them have to part.
Though there are some action scenes, this read is mostly about the world and relationship building.
Also it is good to note when reading this book that there is a second part to this series.  It is my feeling that a great many unanswered questions will be addressed in later installments.
This is a wonderful book that transports the reader from his or her world to those within its pages with ease.  I recommend this book to fans of high fantasy and time travel.




Book Description

August 3, 2012
When a freak lightning storm turns terrifying, Jaden Beckett, a typical Connecticut teenager, is suddenly shifted into a parallel existence where she finds herself a member of the ruling family in a counterpart of America on a strange alternate version of earth--one filled with hidden dangers, political intrigue, remarkable creatures, and forbidden romance.


Biography

Born and raised at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Vicky Savage became irresistibly enchanted by the lure of the ocean when she attended law school in Florida. She practiced law for several years before taking time off to raise her two children. She lives on the water on the west coast of Florida with her husband, son, and two dogs. Ms. Savage recently completed Book 2 of the Transcender Trilogy, Streaming Stars, which will be released in 2012.
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Friday, December 21, 2012

Crossroad Blog Tours: Surrender Promo Stop

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Surrender
by: Rhiannon Paille
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About the Book:

How far would you go to save everything you ever loved?

Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn't listen, and because of what she is-- a Flame-- one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.


About the Author:

I was never a normal girl. My life was an urban fantasy wrapped in a paranormal romance and served with a side of horror. To escape my everyday weirdness I began writing fantasy. I studied at U of Sedona and MIMT, obtaining a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology. I'm married to a chef/comic book shop owner and I have a fondness for architecture. I frequent twitter and facebook, but if you really want to get to know me you should visit my site: www.yafantasyauthor.com

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Crossroad Tour Presents: Miss Fortune Cookis

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Miss Fortune Cookie
By: Lauren Bjorkmamn
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My Thoughts
Miss Fortune Cookie presents readers with a story of three charming  young women transitioning from high school students, unquestioningly obedient daughters, and best friends; to free thinking young adults, ready to challenge expectations and follow their own diverging paths.

The thing that makes this story stand out is the fact that the narrator Erin, presents her world to readers from the point of view of an outsider looking in.  She is Caucasian, and though she was born in China and now lives in San Francisco's Chinatown with her mother, she never quite feels as though she belongs.
Add to this, the fact that her two best friends are Chinese and as such are subject to the demands for success and traditional beliefs and attitudes of there families, coupled with the fact that all three girls are students at a very competitive school and all vying for places at prestigious colleges and this story screams "great read".

The further that you go into this book, the more that it becomes apparent that there is some serious role reversal going on.  While Erin tries her best to embrace the Asian culture, her friends who are indeed Asian, do their best to go against the grain.


The bright and unpretentious writing style and effervescent humor found within these pages is very relateable for both younger and older audiences.  Watching these characters deal with issues such as personal desires vs. family expectation, friendship, love, choices and their consequences is bound to strike a chord in the hearts and minds of all readers.




Book Description

November 13, 2012
  • Reading level: Ages 14 and up
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (November 13, 2012)

Meet Erin. Smart student, great daughter, better friend. Secretly the mastermind behind the popular advice blog Miss Fortune Cookie. Totally unaware that her carefully constructed life is about to get crazy.
It all begins when her ex-best friend sends a letter to her blog—and then acts on her advice. Erin’s efforts to undo the mess will plunge her into adventure, minor felonies, and possibly her very first romance.

What’s a likely fortune for someone no longer completely in control of her fate? Hopefully nothing like: You will become a crispy noodle in the salad of life.
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Lauren Bjorkman

Biography

I grew up on a sailboat, sharing the tiny forecastle with my sister and the sail bags. Against all odds, we are still friends. We started sailing in California and ended in Argentina. My favorite stops along the way were Costa Rica, Panama, Isla Providencia, Key West, the Azores, the Canary Islands, and Brazil.

During our voyages, my sister drew beautiful paper dolls for the both of us. We sewed amazing wardrobes for our stuffed animals. We became excellent swimmers and beach combers. We made up new lyrics for old songs. Canned food dominated our meals on crossings, so we really appreciated fresh fruit when we came into port. I dreamed of ice cream on the open ocean.

We kept up with school through a program called Calvert out of Maryland.

My dad read to us at night by the light of a kerosene lamp. Since then, I've always loved stories and wanted to write my own.

I live in Taos, New Mexico with my husband, and two sons. We often see coyotes outside our window.

For more, please visit my website at http://www.laurenbjorkman.com
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