Monday, September 22, 2014

Character Promo : Legend of the Blue Eyes by B. Kristin McMichael



Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she's just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood. 

On Arianna's sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn't know existed might be hard enough, but it's further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather. 

There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she's the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side--her mother's family or her father's--and for once in her life, decide her own fate.



Thank you so much Heather for asking me do a promo post. It’s always great to interact with readers and shed some insight into the characters. You spend hours writing about imaginary people that live only in your head. They have likes and dislikes and personalities, but what goes down on the paper is all anyone sees of them. This is a chance to show more about the main characters in my novel The Legend of the Blue Eyes. When Heather suggested a post about what my characters like to eat- I had to smile. A food post is right up my alley. I am endlessly cooking and baking and trying new recipes on my family. Baking is one of the things I do to relax actually. When I was in my undergrad, my roommates always knew when a big test was coming because I’d be in the kitchen making cookies. I still get that way. What better thing to do when stressed is make cookies??!!
So onto my characters. Obviously if you’ve read the books you know that several of my characters favorite food would be blood, they are night humans that live on blood after all. But like anyone, they should have more than one favorite (and Devin doesn’t drink blood, so he has to have a favorite food). Below are the favorites for Arianna, Devin, Andrew, Thomas, and Turner- the main characters in The Legend of the Blue Eyes and throughout the trilogy.


Arianna - Lemon meringue pie. Tart with a little bit of fluff on top- just like Arianna. She might seem all passive and nothing but fluff- but under that she really is strong enough to take the role she was born to play; you might just have to get through all three books to see it, but passive Arianna needs to grow up a bit before people see that layer underneath her.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Grandmas-Lemon-Meringue-Pie/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=lemon%20meringue%20pie&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe%20Hub&soid=sr_results_p1i5


Devin - Chicken and apple pie. Devin is the sort that likes lean meat and actually cares about what he eats. He’s meticulous with everything else in his life, why wouldn’t he be with food also. He has two favorites though, Devin is the all-American type, and how much more all-American can you get than apple pie?


http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Famous-Butter-Chicken/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=butter%20chicken&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page&soid=sr_results_p1i1
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Apple-Pie-I/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=apple%20pie&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe&soid=sr_results_p1i8


Andrew - This is a hard one to decide. With his questionable home life and having spent a large part of his time locked in the basement, it is possible that he likes any kind of food he can get his hands on. I’m going to pick mac and cheese though- something that reminds you of family even though he doesn’t have one. I feel like without a family, Andrew still longs for one.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chucks-Favorite-Mac-and-Cheese/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=mac%20and%20cheese&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page&soid=sr_results_p1i8

Turner – burger and fries- Turner is a lycan, essentially a werewolf, and meat is the one thing he can’t get enough of. He likes any burger from any place- as long as it is real meat (none of that vegetarian stuff). He doesn’t care particularly where it comes from as long as it is hot and fresh and hopefully a little rare.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/all-american-loaded-burgers


Thomas - Oven-baked salmon with vegetables. Thomas is a health nut who is as conscious about what he puts into his body as he is about making sure he studies and gets all his homework done.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/soy-glazed-salmon-with-cucumber-avocado-salad-recipe.html




About The Author :

Originally from Wisconsin, B. Kristin currently resides in Ohio with her husband, two small children, and three cats. When not doing the mom thing of chasing kids, baking cookies, and playing outside, she is using her PhD in biology as a scientist. In her free time, she is currently hard at work on multiple novels. Every day is a new writing adventure. She is a fan of all YA fantasy and science fiction and continues to promote good books on her own blog at www.bkristinmcmichael.com. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads


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Come Back Tomorrow For REVIEW and GIVEAWAY!!!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

#NEWRelease - All That Remains by Michele G Miller






I can't wait to hear what you think of the final installment in Jules and West's story. I have been overwhelmed by the support this series has received this summer and can't thank you enough! 
~ Michele

All That Remains (#3 NEW RELEASE) – 
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From The Wreckage (#1 & FREE) –
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Monday, July 14, 2014

#FREE From The Wreckage by Michele G Miller

For FREEEE!



Just a quick post to let you know that 
From The Wreckage is now FREE
everywhere, except for Barnes & Noble.


“In a matter of minutes on a Friday night, I lost my school, my identity, the security of my first love, the personality of my sweet fearless brother, my best friend, my town, everything as I knew it. Everything changed.” 

"Minutes - that’s all it takes to change your entire life. How do you deal with that?” 

For high school senior Jules Blacklin surviving the storm is only the beginning. Faced with the new reality of her life, she must find a way to rise From The Wreckage and answer the question - how do you get back to normal, when everything that was normal is gone?










WOOT!
The awesome thing about this series is book 2 releases July 17 (that's THIS week!)
and book 3 releases in August!!

An entire series in a little over a month!! YES! Plus each book has an ending so you won't be dying over a cliffy ;)


 You can PRE-Order OOR on
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Review: Crane Legends Saga Book 1 by Stacey Rourke




The Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.

But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?








RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013

Stacey Rourke lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. Mark your calendars! Her latest literary adventure, Crane, will release May 26, 2014. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this thrilling Legends Saga, as well as other literary projects.
Where on the web is Stacey?  Facebook | GoodReads | Blog | Twitter | Pintrest



Review : Bounces like a Crazy Girl cause I'm so FanGirling Over this.....

Crane is an Awesome beginning to the Legends Saga! I love the whole Headless horseman, Sleepy Hollow legend and Stacey brought it all to life. Following Ichabod and Ireland as the story unfolds you have both a past look into things and a present day adventure and mystery to follow. Stacey has hit it out of the park with Crane.

Along with Ichabod, I absolutely adored Rip and Irv. The 3 of these guys are the funniest, coolest and most loyal people in the Hollow. I love how they are all interwoven into the story flawlessly. There is great banter along with sweet kick butt action and scares. There are all the usual characters and Stacey has put her amazing writing talent in and made them her own while keeping with the legend. simply put I LOVED this...

The old flows so well with the present day, all the while having it's own unique spin. I loved following Ireland and man at the amazing townspeople. Each one has been well visualized and you will gladly be cheering them on or wishing they were next! Everything about what unfolds left me in awe at Stacey and her SupaAmazing Word Slinging!!

I am chomping at the bit for the next installment of The Legends Saga.... RAVEN

Now a something special with one of my Fave back and forths....



xoxo
SupaGurl Heather

Friday, June 27, 2014

Review: Under Different Stars by Amy Bartol




All she wants is a home, but can she find one...UNDER DIFFERENT STARS 

Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home. 

Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go. 

Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket's gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own. 

When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars? 



Author Amy Bartol


I am a graduate of Hillsdale College and live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons.  My family is very supportive of my writing.  They often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner.  They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re real.  They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats.  They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making.  They have learned to accept my "writing uniform" consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants.  And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them.  In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed.

Website/Blog | Pintrest | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon | Goodreads



Review : One Of My Favorite Reads of 2014

I have taken a day to write this review... If I had wrote it right after finishing it would have been nothing but a stream of I love it I love it... can I read it again for the first time Right Now? It may still end up being that but hopefully not :) 

If you follow along with SupaGurl Books you know that I adore Amy's books. I wasn't sure going in that I would be as pulled in or fall in love as hard as I have with The Premonition series... well I was so so WONG!

Under Different Stars is so beautifully written I was immediately enthralled with Kricket. The story flows so well and Amy uses her wicked word powers to pull you in so that you are completely lost in the world she has created. I am still in awe and anxiously awaiting the next book.

Kricket has to be one of the best female characters I have been introduced to in a long while. She is a strong, speak her mind want to control her own future kinda girl. Everything she has been and is put through only makes her stronger where others would crumble. Even being thrust into a completely new world she has her freak out moments but then takes it in stride... This gal is just beyond Amazing! I love how upfront she is with everyone... 
my choice for Kricket *on Amy's Pintrest*


Trey is such a stand up do the right thing man. He is honorable, strong willed and sticks by what he believes. I fell for him hard core. Even when he is being stubborn Trey is completely my kind of guy! I love how Kricket makes him feel differently about certain things he has always believed about the way things should be or should be done. 
Trey and his Smirk *from Amy's Pintrest*

Kyon.... is a very interesting guy. I always love the "bad boy" but this one I am just like NO! I do love to hate him though. I think he is the ultimate in bad guy.... 

The other guys and characters are all very well written and I adore the cavars. I laughed, screamed at my book and was holding my breath at some points! I was so sad getting to the last page b/c I didn't want to leave this amazing world Amy has so thoroughly laid out for everyone to visit. There was absolutely NOTHING that I did not like about this book!

  

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