Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Interview & Giveaway with Crossroads author Mary Ting

Synopsis of Crossroads from Goodreads -  On the same night of her friend’s tragic death, Claudia Emerson encounters another world, Crossroads, through her dream. There, she learns about a mix breed of angels and humans, who possess supernatural powers. Among those with these powers, lies evil, known as the fallen. Mystified by her ability to enter this place called Crossroads, certain that the fallen will be after her, she is assigned a guardian angel named Michael. Aden, the fallen leader, is convinced that Claudia holds the key to help destroy Crossroads. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed, about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule do this interview today.

Thank you for having me and for being a part of the blog tour. I would like to thank Jen Howell at Late Bloomers for setting everything up.

 How did you know you wanted to be a writer? What age where you ?
Writing a novel did not even cross my mind. Even while I was writing Crossroads, I didn’t even think to publish it because I didn’t think I had much to say. After I had finished my first draft, I asked my friend to read it. She loved it and told me that I needed to publish it, after I fix it up of course. So I should say that I was serious about writing about a year ago.

 What made you write Crossroads??
 I started writing Crossroads because it was a way for me to heal the loss of my grandmother—who Gamma is based on in the story. Once I started writing, I stopped crying. Also, I knew that Twilight was based on Meyer’s dream so I based Crossroads from a dream I had in high school so she inspired me.

.Are you an outliner plotter or just go with flow type writer? What kind of advice can you give aspiring writers?
I would have to say that I'm a just go with the flow type. Crossroads story is based on many of my experiences. I won’t explain because I may give too much information. So I just wrote about things I did. So, I guess I can say that I let my fingers do the thinking…lol!!! Advice to the aspiring writers-Get all your thoughts down before you forget. Ask friends to read your draft and get feedbacks. But most importantly, believe that you can!

 Do you listen to music or have a favorite food that you have to have while you are writing?
I need peace and quiet when I write; however, music inspires me too. Listed are few songs that tugged at my heart:  With You by Chris Brown, Angel by Sarah McLachlan, Hero by Enrique Iglesias, Sometimes When We Touch by Dan Hill, Open Arms by Journey, and The Way I Loved You by Selena Gomez.I don’t need to be eating anything when I write, but I LOVE Giant Chewy Sweet Tarts.  I can eat several packs in one sitting. Yum!!!

 Is there anything else in the works?
I am currently working on the sequel. I have another series started, but it’s so difficult to find time.Is there anything else you would like to add?I took on a journey not knowing how rewarding it would be for me. I’ve meet so many wonderful people from all over the world through facebook, goodreads and blog sites.  I’ve made everlasting friendship where friendship knows no boundaries.  And I have to thank my grandmother who continues to watch over me from Heaven.      
For the readers of this book, fly with me through this incredible journey.  Fall in love with the characters as much as I did and make Crossroads your place to be.  Thank you for your support.

Here is a little bit about Mary Ting  

Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry.  Writing Crossroads was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother.  It was inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl.

I am Also Giving away a Signed Crossroads Book to one lucky Winner.
Just Fill out the Form below.. The contest will end on 10/21/11

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sweet Venom 2 Title Humt

Today is the Title Hunt for Sweet Venom 2 by Tera Lynn Childs. For instructions on how to join the hunt and the official entry form and other links to the other letters, check out Tera's blog

Tera is also offering up some sweet prizes which are five signed copies of Sweet Venom and a grand prize $50 bookstore gift card, and that the hunt is open internationally.

 So here is my letter in the hunt :


Be sure to stop by Tera's blog and join the hunt for the second Sweet Venom book. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

#TeamKilt Giveaway

                       Ya Tourney Giveaway for voting for    Zachary!!!

                              The WINNER of the Giveaway is *Kristina Shields* 
                         I know I am late on posted the giveaway I have had issues with blogger.. But as promised here it the Zach giveaway.
  This giveaway will run from today 8-14 through sat 8-20. I will choose a winner on 8-21.

         I know you arewondering what am i giving away. Well I am giveaway Jeri Smith Ready book swag and a hand made Charm Bracelet made for Zachary in mind I will post a picture when it is completed.
                            I have just 4 littel rules
                          1. Must be 13 years or older.
                          2.Must have voted for Zach in
                          3. a GCF. follower
                          4. Fill out the form below
                   Thank you for stopping by all comments and suggestions are welcome....                                 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Once Upon a Read a thon Final Update

Once Upon a Read a Thon is now over and I have read a total of 5 books... My Goal was 4 books so YAY ME!!!!  The books I read are as follows:

The Mini Challenge I participated in was hosted by
The book Reccomendation I would Love for every one to read is Tempest Rising
It is about a Teen Girl that is turning 16 and has to make a choice. Following in her moms footsteps or staying with her dad and brothers. If you love mermaids and a love triangle then you would love this book.I dont want to spoil it so I am leaving it there for you to Decide..
The second Book Reccomendation is from the books I read in the Past three days Would have to be Christopher Pike's Thirst Series
I loved this series!!!
It is about the last vampire named Alisa who is trying to find her place in the world and tell her story on how she was created.It has a little bit of graphic discription but  I still could not put it down.. There was love and sadness.. Alisa is also a fighter she doesnt take crap from anybody. I couldnt put this series down. So if you love vampires with some fast pace action and not a lot of gore then this book is for you..

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

VANISH by Sophie Jordan

By Sophie Jordan
Published by Harper Teen
To Be Released On September 6th, 2011

To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bad Taste In Boys Book Release

Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steriods are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate!
She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town  . . . and stay hormonally human.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Winners of The Splashtastic Giveaway

I want to thank everyone that participated in my "Fins Are Forever" swag giveaway I <3 you all...
NOW the Winners are as follows. Yes I said winners I had a very special  person pick the winners and we decided that there would be two a First place winner Who will get a signed Sweet Venom book mark along with the FAF swag. Second place will receive FAF swag.
The winners are ???
1...Amy Pan
2...Loony (Lihn Pan)
I have emailed you already but you need to respond quickly.

Thanks again for following and Participating....


Monday, June 27, 2011

Splashtasic TLC " Fins Are Forever" Swag Giveaway

On Lily Sanderson’s eighteenth birthday she’ll become just a girl—still a mergirl, true, but signing the renunciation will ink Princess Waterlily of Thalassinia out of existence. That leaves plain old Lily living on land, dating the boy she loves, and trying to master this being-human thing once and for all.
Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer bond or not, she’s almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, the waves start to get rough. Lily’s father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin to stay with her on land. What did Doe do to get herself exiled from Thalassinia and stuck in terraped form, when everyone knows how much she hates humans? And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily’s former crush, Brody?
The seafoam on the raging surf comes when a merboy from Lily’s past shows up—Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There’s a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her own dreams?

Since the book release is TOMORROW!!!! I have decided to have a swag giveaway running from  6-27 thru 7-6...
   Just follow these simple little rules:
1: Be a GFC follower
2: Must be 13 yrs of age or older
3: Fill out form below

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BEA Swag Give away

In Light of it being BEA week I am doing my first giveaway.. The contest will run from May 25 thru June 3,2011...
It will be for US and Canada only at this point since it is my first giveaway. I just have one rule and that you need to be a GFC follower in order to participate.   Thank you in advance for playing along and I hope you will come back often as my blog will begin to grow..

                                            ****   WINNER****
Thank you everyone for Participating....

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ghost Town Review

While developing a new system to maintain the town’s defenses, Claire discovers a way to use the vampires’powers to help keep outsiders from spreading news of Morganville's “unique” situation once they've crossed the city limits.

But the new system has an unexpected and possibly deadly consequence: People inside the town start forgetting who and what they are-even the vampires. And when Claire’s boyfriend, Shane, and her best friend, Eve, start treating her like a perfect stranger, Claire realizes she has to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment-before she forgets how to save herself... and Morganville.

Ghost Town.  The 9th book in the Morganville series.  I admit the first 4 chapters were a bit slow.  However, even a scream has to have a breath to get started!  So what can I say but  OH MY GOD!!  I waited to read this book so I wouldn’t have to wait so long for the next one…  Had I known what it would be like I would have grabbed it the first day it came out!  Needless to say, the “Fearless Foursome”are right back at it!  From chapter 5 all the way to the end, I couldn’t put it down and when it did end, all I could say was OH MY GOD, I can’t believe it! I can’t wait to see what happens next!  Rachel Caine has consistently impressed me and has definitely kept me interested!