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December 29, 2011

Alex for the Win

As many of you know the YA Sisterhood Tournament of Heroines is going on...and today it's Alex from Half-Blood vs. Katniss from the Hunger Games. 

Alex may be the underdog, but she is so much more kick ass than Katniss....and Katniss is pretty amazing.
So Help vote for the underdog, because the you know Aiden would (super hot guy ;D) !

Holiday Read-a-thon

Sup Guys !
I am taking part in the Holiday Read-a-thon @ The Autumn Review . It's 12 hours of just reading ! I am so excited !! :D So here are some of the details :
When: December 30, 2011
What's involved:
*You will make a selection of books to read in a 12 hour time frame.
*You will start your 12 hour reading period from the time you wake on the 30th.
*Your books should be atleast 200 pages each.
*You must post on your blog, tweet (use hashtag #readathon), or comment on this post to update status every hour.
*The person who reads the most books in the 12 hour period will win a prize.
*We will be giving away random prizes throughout the day on Twitter. They will be book related trivia questions.

December 28, 2011

Review: Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe

When high school junior Sara wins a coveted scholarship to study ballet, she must sacrifice everything for her new life as a professional dancer-in-training. Living in a strange city with a host family, she's deeply lonely-until she falls into the arms of Remington, a choreographer in his early twenties. At first, she loves being Rem's muse, but as she discovers a surprising passion for writing, she begins to question whether she's chosen the right path. Is Rem using her, or is it the other way around? And is dancing still her dream, or does she need something more? This debut novel in verse is as intense and romantic as it is eloquent.

Review : The Veil by Corey Putnam Oaks

Seventeen-year-old Addison Russell is in for a shock when she discovers that she can see the invisible world of the Annorasi. Suddenly, nothing is as it appears to be -- the house she lives in, the woman who raised her, even the most beautiful boy in town all turn out to be more than what they seem. And when this strange new world forces Addy to answer for a crime that was committed long ago, by parents she has never known, she has no choice but to trust Luc, the mysterious Annorasi who has been sent to protect her. Or so he says . . .

December 27, 2011

Review: Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you'd been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?
Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth's collapse, the ship's crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader's efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don't know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them...
Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he's the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.
But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren't all from the outside.

December 26, 2011

A Week Under the Sea #19 12/26/2011

For Review:
Initiation by Imogen Rose 

Gifted : 
Flip by Martyn Bedford 
Death Watch by Ari Berk 
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Bunheads by Sophie Flack
Siren by Tricia Rayburn 

What did you get in your mailbox ? 

~Fishy >O

December 22, 2011

Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Half-Blood (Covenant, #1)
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1: Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

Chosen One cover Reveal

Hey guys ! Today I am part of the Cover reveal for Chosen One and let me tell you the cover is gorgeous ! The book is the first in a Dystopian Series! It comes out in April of 2012 so make sure to check it out ! :D 

December 21, 2011

Blog Tour Stop for the Broken Destiny and Author Interview

Here is an Interview with the Author ! Plus there is also a contest at the end of the Interview ! :D 

So I have one really important question… How do you pronounce your last name? I have no idea and I really don’t want to mess it up when I say it in my IMMs or other vlogs.
wow its a difficult one :  Lu - boo - sh-k-u - g - ni,Hope that helps, its difficult because I’m Afrikaans and our pronunciations are difficult to translate , but I hope that helps.

Did living in South Africa inspire your book any way? And if so what, so we can all look for it when we read it.  :D (What are some other inspirations?)
Oh most definitely. Let’s just say I have brought South Africa and elements of the Zulu culture to Planet Poseidon ,  and as I grew up in the Apartheid era , I would love for people to find that element where race does not matter, or species for that matter( LOL) If you breathe you deserve love . But most importantly love and believe in one's self. Working together is the only way to beat a common enemy.

December 20, 2011

Review: Dark Seeker by Taryn Browning

For 17-year-old Seeker, Janie Grey, ridding the Baltimore streets of the undead is an inherited duty passed down from her Cherokee ancestors. Seeker Training Lesson #1: Never trust the undead. After her father’s tragic death, Janie creates her own life lesson: Love isn’t worth the risk. Both lessons are easy to follow until she encounters the flawed Kai Sterdam. At first, she believes he is the hybrid she is trained to hunt. But, when he has human traits, she determines she doesn’t know what he is. As Janie’s intrigue over who Kai is pushes her deeper into his mysterious past, she discovers a shocking truth that is even more harrowing than the evil they are up against. It’s a secret Kai wants to keep hidden, especially from Janie.

December 19, 2011

Interview with Tiffany King ( Ascended Blog Hop)

Do you know how to do the chicken dance? Can you show us ? :D
LOL I’ve worked with young children for years, so um yep, I can do the Chicken Dance. Show you guys, heck no (believe me I’m saving you serious trauma by not showing you).

 If you are given a magical lamp with a genie inside: What are three things you would wish for?
1) To be happy.
2) To be loved.
3) And more wishes (Hehehe yep I’m a cheater eater). 

What food is heaven on earth for you? 
Chocolate is my heavenly food of choice. You can serve it to me any which way and I love it!!

December 17, 2011

Review: Pyxis: The Discovery by K.C. Neal

Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad’s cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a falling-out with her almost-boyfriend Mason. Things take a strange turn when she uses her late grandmother’s food dyes for a bake sale, and her customers suddenly find her irresistibly alluring. Then she discovers she and Mason are haunted by the same dreams of a dark force that consumes everything in its path.

Pursued by shadowy figures and a crazy woman with secrets from the past, Corinne must find out who her grandmother really was. In her quest to unravel her family’s history, she learns she is destined to protect this world--and the dark world of her dreams. She races to find the answers she seeks before her nightmares break free.

December 12, 2011

Deity Cover Reveal !

Jennifer L. Armentrout is the amazing author of the Covenant Series! Alexandria ( Who likes to be called Alex) is going against Nora from Hush Hush today! And for all who don't know about Alex let me tell you she is a Demon Fighting Bad Ass...and Totally amazing! You guys must vote for her because well she is awesome, brave, and she is a female everyone can look up to! So if you haven't read JLA's Covenant Series you must start reading it right now ! And if you haven'y voted for Alex yet vote here 
If Alex wins JLA will reveal a secret scene that occurs between Alex and Aiden ;) ! Now Time for the amazing cover I get to reveal!!! So pretty ! <3 

Now you got to see the amasing vocer, and get a chance to read a secret scene ! So go vote for Alex and read Half Blood if you haven't ! 

~Fishy >O

December 11, 2011

A Week Under the Sea #17 12/11/2011

For Review : 
Becoming by Raine Thomas (Paperback)
Scary School by Derek the Ghost ( Hardback)

Won : 
Tangled Tides By Karen Amanda Hooper (paperback) 

~Fishy >O

December 4, 2011

Onyx Cover Reveal !

I am super excited to be a part of the cover reveal for "Onyx"! I Loved Daimon by Jennifer and I am Loving Half Blood...so when I got the chance to take part in this reveal I quickly sent an Email! this cover is just fantabulous and the guy is amazingly hot ;) So, without further ado...here it is:

Expected publication: May 2012 by Entangled Publishing

A Sneak Peek at the Official Blurb:

No one is who they seem.And not everyone will survive the lies…
Haven't read "Obsidian" yet? Well, you need to fix that immediately.
Here's more about "Obsidian", the first book in the Lux series:

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michele Hodkin

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

December 3, 2011

Please Vote For my Cover ! :)

Hey everyone ! I am entered In a cover contest...and I need YOUR help! If you haven't voted (liked) already , can you please go to this Facebook page and "like" my picture! I need each and everyone of you to help me out here! So pleaaase, can you go and like the cover with this image above : Click Here to like the Image or click my cover above! :)

~Fishy >O

December 1, 2011

Follow Friday #7

Follow My Book Blog Friday is a blog hop hosted by the lovely ladies at Parajunkee & Alison Can Read.
The purpose is to meet and follow new bloggers in the online community.

Hey guys I am finally getting back to a Follow Friday !!! 

Question: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don't like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!

My biggest Pet Peeve...ooo that is a hard one! I have SO MANY! My biggest would have to be the "YES" girl. You know that heroine who falls in love with the amazing guy, and will do anything for him. Literally like EVERYTHING! The ones who are willing to jump off a cliff for them! We need more dominant and strong females...hey they can fall in love ( I mean I Love me some hot guys ;D )...But when it is too much and that is all they think about, is over done. We need more leading females like Emerson from Hourglass or Izzy from Mortal Instruments...you know the girls who can stand up and still be charming.

This was my Follow Friday and my Pet Peeve! Leave me comments to yours, I so want to know :D !

~Fishy >O

Ascended Blog Tour :D

Hey guys ! 
I am taking part in my FIRST blog Hop. Book Tour!!!! It's for Ascended by Tiffany King, and well I am one of the stops! So you better come check it out-- There will be interviews, blurbs and much more~Here is more info on the tour (which can be found on all the blogs ;D ) : 

1)    Regular prizes (boring): Every 3 days, I will pull the names of people that have left comments on the previous 3 blogs and will do a random drawing for an ebook of one of The Saving Angels books. Over the course of the 24 day blog hop 8 ebooks will be given out.
2)    Grand Prizes (woot woot): For every person that leaves a comment on one of the blogs they will be entered in to win a signed poster of one of my book covers. 3 posters in all will be given out (one of each of the book covers). I will also be giving away a signed set of all three books so you will have 4 different chances to win a grand prize. Extra entries will be given out for every blog you leave a comment on, so if you visit all 24 blogs you will have 24 entries into the grand prize drawing (eek).
Easy peasy right?? I can’t wait to see you guys at the different stops. I’m curious to see what you think of some of the stuff I have in store. Listed below is links to all the blogs The Ascended Tour will hit:

December 4th Courtney Cole http://courtneycolewrites.wordpress.com/December 5th M. Leighton http://mleightonbooks.blogspot.com/December 6th Magical Urban Fantasy Reads http://www.magicalurbanfantasyreads.com/December 7th Nichole Chase http://nicholechase.blogspot.com/December 8th Two Chicks on Books http://twochicksonbooks1.blogspot.com/December 9th The Autumn Review http://www.autumnreview.com/December 10th Shelly Crane http://shellycrane.blogspot.com/December 11th Jamie Corrigan http://thiswritersworldplotbunnies.blogspot.com/December 12th Jennifer Snyder http://jennifersnydersblog.blogspot.com/December 13th Devyn Dawson http://www.devyndawson.com/December 14th Laura Elliot http://www.authorlaura.com/December 15th fiktshun http://www.fiktshun.com/fiktshun/December 16th Bookish Babes http://www.thebookishbabes.blogspot.com/December 17th Tess Watson http://tessmw.blogspot.com/December 18th Megan Duncan http://meganduncan.blogspot.com/December 19th Hey it’s Fishy http://omgitsfishy.blogspot.com/December 20th Abbi Glines http://www.abbiglines.com/December 21st C.A Kunz http://www.cakunz.blogspot.com/December 22nd Teenage Reader http://teenagereader.com/December 23rd Secret Lives of Fiction Lovers http://secretlivesoffictionlovers.wordpress.com/December 24th Michelle Muto http://michellemuto.wordpress.com/December 25th Christmas DayDecember 26th Amy Jones http://amyjonesyaff.blogspot.com/December 27th Fisher Amelie http://www.fisheramelie.com/December 28th John Harden http://incessantdroningofaboredwriter.wordpress.com/December 29th Sean Hayden http://www.seanhayden.org/
~Fishy >O