Monday, March 11, 2013

Piercing the Fold Blog Tour for Venessa Kimball

Venessa Kimball’s Piercing the Fold series genre is focused on Paranormal/ Science Fiction. However, as many fans have expressed, this series brings so much more to the table as the story unfolds. There is espionage, suspense, adventure, and yes, ROMANCE.

Particularly one that will have the reader choosing a side, or team rather. I sat down and had a little Q &A with Venessa Kimball about the two men that Jesca will inevitably need to choose between in this series.

Thank you for stopping by Venessa! 
My pleasure. Thank you so much for having me and hosting this stop of the PtF Blog Tour! 
Of course! Okay, so let’s get down to the nitty gritty girl. Jesca has an attraction to two guys in this series, Nate Sera and Xander Crest. Let’s start with Nate. Tell us about Nate’s and Jesca’s attraction in Piercing the Fold: Book 1
Nate and Jesca meet at “the facility”. Jesca instantly has a physical attraction to Nate. And, Nate seems to as well. Nate is level headed, confident, and playful. He is also very sincere when it comes to his budding friendship with Jesca. A friendship begins at this point, but the intense attraction between them persists. As the training in the facility is underway, they discover a shared link between them that can amplify their metaphysical defenses when they are together. This is where the intense attraction they share and the link between them create some tension. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Review: To Err Is Human by Ann Snizek

From the very start this book held my attention. I found that once I started reading it that even my beloved fandoms could hardly pull me away, and ask anyone who knows me that is quite the accomplishment. this book started strong and stuck with it till the very end, if it wasn't one thing it was another that snagged me and made me sit and want to read more. I found that I was holding the Kindle that my mother was letting me use more than I was holding paper books, that is until I reached the end and was left wishing that the book had continued on past Anne's planned ending. I can honestly say that I have never come across another book quite like this before,it is a very unique concept that I found shocking and amazing. As soon as I read the first page I felt as though I had a connection with Eris, like I was there joining in her experiences, discovering a whole new world than the one she lived in for her entire life, it's books like this that leave me hungry for more, and I can most certainly say that I was indeed left hungry for more as I read the final page. I would suggest this book to any teen who loves to read.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Interview with an Author: Juan Gutierrez

Welcome fellow bookworms, today I have a guest visiting... 
We sat down and had a little chat about his book The Rise of Bob McDoogal

Mr. Gutierezz what made you decide to be an author?
I've been writing since I was little. Making stories up has always been something I love and I finally decided to introduce my 'devil-may-care' writing style to the literary world. I'm tired of reading the same old, 'bad guys loose, the world goes on, they live happily ever after...' kind of stories. I gave readers a more realistic anti-superhero, a story with not such a happy ending and a story where the world is not saved. 
Who is your favorite author? J.K. Rowling 
Your favorite childhood book? Ironically, I hated reading as a child. I still do, it takes a great story to shut my mind off so I can read. 
Do you consider anyone a writing mentor? Not really, kinda self-taught. 
What genre would you classify your book as? Sci-fi mostly. A little romance, a lot of action. 
What age reader do you hope the book appeals to? Between 20 and 30’s. 
You live with Cerebral Palsy, your lead character is afflicted by it also, why did you choose not to spend more time educating through fiction about the life you are dealing with? 
I didn’t want to have the ‘poor me’ aspect in the book, if that makes sense. 
Profanity and Sex are highly prevalent in your story, as Bob is a teenager, do you think this is an accurate portrayal of the typical teen? 
 I think so. Eighteen year old, anyway. Bob is modeled exactly as me. The way he thinks, feels, reacts to situations, high sex drive, eff it attitude, it’s all real. 
The story is packed, like a hoarder's closet with content, why did you choose to jam so many things into one story? 
 I wrote it this way as to keep the reader reading. I lose interest very fast if there is not too much going on in a story. 
In packing the story with so much, you tended to rush through what, as a reader, I felt were key plot points, and spent too much time on excessive smut, in my opinion. Why not explore the more crucial plot areas like the experiments, the mutations, and the arrival of the reptilian race? 
First off, I don’t think its excessive smut. Secondly, I didn’t want to spend too much time on the pre-space plot devices, since they really didn’t matter too much. 
Did you ever think that what you were writing might be better adapted into a graphic novel series? Yes, actually. I have had a lot of people tell me that due to the action-packedness of the book. (Yes, I did just make up my own word.) 
The basic theme I think is seeing your fantasies come alive; do you feel that this was a fulfillment of that for you? For your character? 
Definitely. Now if I could only get my hands on some type 2…. 
So much happened in Book One, what is possibly left to make Book Two appealing to the reader? 
Well, I don’t want to give anything away, but I do introduce the Griger, and we also find out someone else escaped Earth before its destruction.

Thank you Mr. Gutierrez for dropping by and answering all of my questions, best of luck with the next book in the series. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

the Giver Lois Lowry 

About the book: Jonas‘s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from the Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now. It is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

 The review: When I first picked up this book I did the one thing you are told to most certainly not to do I looked at the cover. So to be frank my hopes were not high. To say that this book soared above and beyond what I hoped it would be an understatement. Because the moment I dipped my toe into this world that Lois Lowry created I was hooked. It is my belief that every individual who picks up this book will leave with different feelings, and different ideas about what really happened at the end from the moment that Jonas appeared on the page I was finding myself experiencing what the whole thing was like from his point of view. I felt every feeling that Jonas was feeling I found myself imagining myself in this world that Lowry built I felt the hardships that the people in the community didn‘t even know they were going through. I found myself thinking of what it must be like to live in a world where every thing is done for you, sure it sounds ideal when you‘re being asked to do work around the house or having to get a job, but is it really worth giving up every choice and possibility? Without possibility what are you left with? The sameness no color no light no snow nothing, but different shades of grey. That is the message that I got from this book but like I said before I believe that this is one of those books were you could find a million different meanings within if only you care to look. So it is my message to you that you should go out and pick up that book that you would normally just walk by in the store or the Library and never think twice about. Pick it up, you never know it might turn out to be one of the greatest books you read, you might just find that it’s filled with amazing adventures and profound messages.