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November 30, 2011

November 29, 2011

Untraceable Launch and Author Interview and Giveaway !


 Hey Guys ! Today Untraceable by S.R. Johannes releases! I was lucky enough to be part of this launch, and even more so I got the chance to interview Mrs. Johannes! Here is a sneak preview of the book!y 

16 year old Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival.
When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.
One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father.
Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves.

So that was a little blurb on the book here is some inside scoop I got ! 

I:  Your book sounds intriguing and I can't wait till I can get my hands on it! What actually gave you the idea of setting the novel in a wilderness setting, and that to a contemporary novel? 
 SRJ: I loved James Patterson as a teen. I used to sneak my mom’s books and read them late at night. So I always wanted to be James Patterson for kids writing thrillers. My hubby came home from camping one weekend and said, “I was so deep in the woods. Someone could do anything and easily get away with it. That sparked my idea and it grew from there.
I:  When you were writing Untraceable where did you find the most inspiration to write?What was your cozy corner on this planet ;) ? 
 SRJ: I’m a mom so I don’t have time to get inspired. I write when I can in my office amidst all the bills, toys, and books. J
 I: So there are not one but TWO hot guys in your book! I think everyone is curious about them...So Tell us more! (and pictures please if you have any) 
 SRJ: Mo is a wilderness buff just like Grace. He knows his way around the woods. He’s sexy and mysterious and…he treats Grace very well. Tells her exactly how he feels. No games. Imagine that J
Wyn on the other hand is her ex and long time best friend. He is anti nature. He’s the friend who grows on you. He loves Grace but still has a hard time getting to the point. He doesn’t want to lose their friendship.
I:  If you had to make a book playlist of songs, what are some songs you would have on the playlist?
SRJ:Grace by U2
         Time is Running Out by Muse
         Somewhere Only we Know - Keane
I:   In Untraceable what are some things we should be looking forward too ? 
SRJ: In addition to twists and turns, I think you will walk away learning something that will break your heart and that will always be with you.
I: In three words how would you describe grace?
SRJ: Natural
I: If you could have only 5 things with you when stranded on a deserted island what would you take  ?
SRJ: My family (1 hubby and 2 small kids )
         A book

It’s all I need :D 

I: Favorite food?
SRJ:Mexican Cheese dip and chips
I: Do you like chocolate ?
SRJ: Duh! Yes. The darker the better. My fav is Ghirardelli Pomegranate squares but they don’t make them much L
I: If you could live underwater would you?
SRJ: Heck no! I’m scared of what else lives there too. I prefer land unless there is none. Then can I choose a ship?
I: Coke or Pepsi?
SRJ: I don’t really drink soda. If I did, it would be Coke Zero. But sweet ice tea is my downfall.
I: Writing or reading?
SRJ: Writing. It makes me happy.
I: And lastly: Inspirations to become an author?
SRJ: To leave a mark on this earth.
And Time for the Giveaway! 
One lucky winner will receive an e-book edition of Untraceable! I will buy one lucky winner a copy! And you don't even need an e-reader to read it! You can get the kindle app for your computer, or phone and many tablets and phones have apps !  

The Rules: 
~Just look at my Policies but This is an INTERNATIONAL giveaway
~ Anyone can enter
~ Leave your name you want to be announced by and email in the comments section

Extra Points:
~Follow @srjohannes on twitter +1
~Follow me on twitter @HeyItsFishy +1
~Follow my blog +1
~Follow Shelli's blog : http://faeriality.blogspot.com/ +5

~Fishy >O

November 27, 2011

A Week Under the Sea #16 11/27/11

Won : 
Concealed by Sang Kromah
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake 

Airel by Aaron Patterson

~Fishy >O

November 25, 2011

Review of Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever

*sorry for not posting reviews guys! School  has been crazy! I read Silence almost 4 weeks ago, so I got pretty behind :P..and the review : 

       All I have to say it "EEEEEEEEP" ! Becca Fitzpatrick has done it again! The third installment in the Hush Hush saga was a success...well for the most part. 
       After reading Hush Hush and Crescendo, Silence fell for me. Don't get me wrong it was amazing and the story kept you clinging on  to the book, but I felt like I needed more. While reading my hand was still held out and I was grasping onto nothing but thin air. I think it was my lack of Patch. I was deprived Patch ! (as you can tell I am going to the hot guy first...well because Patch deserves that much). If you have read the other books most will agree with me Patch is a bundle of hot sexiness. And when you have been exposed to so much Patch, then it's taken away from you...you have withdrawals (well I do at least). But even though through most of the book I didn't have him, the last 100 pages covered a lot of ground. 
       Those Last pages fixed the whole book for me. They grasped you, and the story actually made more sense. Till that point you might be a bit confused about what's going on...or you might totally forget Patch's real name is Jev - Like I did (oops).  But it gets so interesting, like it will impossible to put the book down. I just love Becca's writing style so reading even the boring parts, made me all happy. 
       Overall Silence was amazing, it had a great plot, and while reading you are just yearning for the next book. Once you finish your face will look like this -> :O ! It has great scenes, good plot, and amazing writing style....Oh and a bad ass guy ;) ! And on that note I would give this book a 4.5 just because it gets slow in the middle but it picks back up! SO go and read this now !!!

~Fishy >O

November 23, 2011

Review: Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren

American teenager Gabi Betarrini accidently finds herself in Fourteenth-Century Italy . . . Knights. Swords. Horses. Armor. And Italian hotties. Most American teens want an Italian vacation, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives there with their archaeologist parents. Stuck on yet another hot, dusty dig, they are bored out of their minds... until they place their hands atop handprints in an ancient tomb and find themselves catapulted into the Fourteenth Century and in the middle of a fierce battle between knights bent on killing one another.

November 20, 2011

A Week Under the Sea #15 11/20/11

For Review: 
The Gathering Storm (ARC) by Robin Bridges 
Dark Eden (ARC) by Patrick Carman 
Tempest (ARC) by Julie Cross 
Tattered (ARC) by LK Gardner-Griffie

What did you get in your mailbox this week ?

~Fishy >O

November 18, 2011

Special Someone Saturday ! #7

Hey guys!
This was a tough week for me, and because of that I found the inspiration for this weeks question !
Who is the toughest character you have ever discovered? It can be mentally, physically, or emotionally. what made them so special? 
      One of the toughest characters I have ever read about/ discovered has to be Matisse Osgood from Alive and Well in Prague, New York by Daphne Grab. Matisse has a pretty tough life if I say so myself. Her dad has Parkinson's Disease, her mom is basically depressed, and Matisse has to move Prague, New York - leaving behind her whole life. And she may seem stressed with her parents, but she held it all together the whole year! And she finally broke, but it was good for her. I can relate to Matisse so much, it's not even funny. Matisse is a great character and the book is amazing ! So this was my special someone this week! Who is yours ? Just create a post, a tweet(s), and just put it in the Linky or in the comments below !

~Fishy >O

I love comments by the way, and love what you have to say !

November 13, 2011

A Week Under the Sea #14 11/13/11

In My Mailbox is a meme created by Kristi@ The Story Siren, its purpose is to encourage blogger interaction, as well as highlight books for our readers. IMM is not only for books you have received through the mail, but also library, borrowed, and bought books.

Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Paperback)
Half Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ARC)
Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Some Random Person Sent it (If you know who it is please tell me ! ) 
Triangles by Ellen Hopkins (Hardback) 

~Fishy >O

November 11, 2011

Special Someone Saturday ! #6

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Hey Guys ! So I kinda forgot about Special Someone Saturday Yesterday....oops! So to make it up
we have a fun question this week! Sorry for skipping out, my weeks have been pretty hectic, with school so no more excuses and time for the question!
You were just given the wish to take one Book character out of the Book, and place them in your life....Who would be that character, and what role would they play in your life?
So you all might be wondering who I would bring out into the real world...Right?
Well I would bring Juliette from Shatter Me into my world! Being a total Bad-ass, and being smart is one of my favorite things about her. Ever since my best friend/ soul sister moved away I totally feel Juliette would be an amazing sister. So she would totally be my sister if Icould bring her to me :) 

So here is this weeks question!!! Answer and put the link to your post in Mr. Linky down below !  And I would love comments with your opinions ! :)

November 8, 2011

Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out?

Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?

November 5, 2011

Review of Dumpling Days

There was no day that dumplings couldn't make better.
Pacy is back! The beloved heroine of The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat has returned in a brand new story. This summer, Pacy's family is going to Taiwan for an entire month to visit family and prepare for their grandmother's 60th birthday celebration. Pacy's parents have signed her up for a Chinese painting class, and at first she's excited. This is a new way to explore her art talent! But everything about the trip is harder than she thought it would be—she looks like everyone else but can't speak the language, she has trouble following the art teacher's instructions, and it's difficult to make friends in her class. At least the dumplings are delicious...
As the month passes by, Pacy eats chicken feet (by accident!), gets blessed by a fortune teller, searches for her true identity, and grows closer to those who matter most.
     This book was so adorable! having not read a Middle-grade book in a while, I had lots of fun reading Dumpling Days. Pacy is on a trip to Taiwan, and well her sisters and her are not very excited. Being a traveler myself I felt jealous Pacy was getting to go (I really want to go to Taiwan) ! So reading this book, you get really great insights of a person traveling for the first time! I loved being a 12 year old girl again (the good o'l days) and the experiences! This book just brings back so many memories, and is just a very fun read. If you had to pick out a middle grade book out, pick this one in January!
    One of my favorite parts were the pictures. The little pictures on the side expressed Pacy's imagination so well, but they also just gave a visual to all the great things she has seen on her trip. There are a couple pages where she talks about dumplings, well more than a couple...and well that inspired me to make some for myself! Delicious by the way, and so much variety !
    So if you are in the mood for a middle grade read, you try this out ! It is cute, funny, and I just love getting sent back 4 years to the good old days :D This book would get a 4.5/5 for me :). It is truly an inspiring, funny, and adorable ( i don't think that is the right word, but anyways only one I can think of) book, and people of all ages will love it ! Especially if you like witty humor, and awesome pictures :D

~Fishy >O

November 3, 2011

Follow Friday #7

Q: Today’s Question is something new, an activity. We want to see what you look like! Take a pic with you and your current read! Too shy? Boo! Just post a fun pic you want to share.

So here it it !!! :D

I am currently reading The Veil by Cory Putnam Oaks, and so far it is amazing! I got this for review and I am loving every bit of it. Sad part....I get home around 7 and then homework...so the only time I am able to read is during the 15 minutes of SSR at school :( . But loving this book!!! So that was my current read ! 

And tell me if you are a new follower, so I can follow back ! :D 

~Fishy >O