Monday, July 30, 2012

Lust Garden Book Tour and Contest

The Lust Garden

With her perfectly tousled blonde hair and pink, pouty lips, Gianna Salvani is the girl everyone loves to hate. She has it all - fame, fortuneand unrivaled beauty. But behind the seductive smile is an insecure girl who still grieves for the father she lost years ago. With a controversial new film in the can, and the release of her debut album looming, Gianna ispoised to take center stage. But when a shocking secret leaves her exposed, her fame will bring her face-to-face with a nightmare she never saw coming. Because lurking in the shadow of her spotlight is an obsessed killer with plans of his own for Gianna. Ignited by his first conquest, Gianna's greatest admirer begins a brutal hunt to claim her as the ultimate trophy in a string of look-alike murders. Motivated by envy, he forces himself into her seemingly untainted world and threatens to ruin everything she's built by revealing a hidden tie that binds them. And if you knew his secret, you'd want to kill her too
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Billy Jolie graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Mass Communications. He lives in the Tampa Bay area.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Having to mass delete

I get most of the blog posts in my email.  Because I've been in the hospital and have had so much to do, I can't keep current.  I'm up to last Friday.  I'm just going to do a mass delete to only today.  Hopefully I'll be able to keep current from now on.  How do you read your blog mail?

Any of these author events I should go to?

So far on Long Island where I live, I have only found one independent book store that has author events and signings.  I really need to find more.  I'm disabled so I can't travel to NYC for events.  I wanted to go to BEA so bad but would have required a wheelchair and someone to go with.  Anyway, here is the link to the book store that has the signings.  Do you see any that I should absolutely attend?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Beautiful Book I Got Today

The UPS man just came and dropped off a book that I won from Twisting the Lens.  It is called Equal of the Sun by Anita Amirresvani.  Here is the cover:
Equal of the Sun

Just thought I'd share. lol  Does anyone else have it?  Have you read it yet?

Monday, July 16, 2012


I don't know how it happened but I have duplicates of Nightshade and Goddess Interrupted.  I'm going to do a separate giveaway for each book.  This is what they look like:
Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)Nightshade
I'm sorry but this is going to be US only.  My medical bills are piling up after my heart attack so I can't afford much more than US.  This giveaway will end on 7/28.  Good luck!

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Current Reads?

I'm still recuperating from my heart attack but I thought I would check in with everyone and see what you all are up to.  How is the summer going?  My kids are home and driving me crazy!  You would think they would be nice, but no!  I am currently reading Goodbye to All That by Judith Arnold.
Goodbye to All That
It's an interesting read.  My problem is that I fall asleep every time I try to sit and read.  All these medications make me so tired!

So, what are you reading?  I know, I'm being nosy.  But I have to live through all of you since I'm stuck at home. lol

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cover Reveal: The Violet Fox

Isn't this pretty?  I love the font and the mask the lady is wearing.   This is being published by Faery Ink Press which I believe is a new publisher?  At least to me it is.  So what do you think?


Monday, July 2, 2012


Here's Lily (The Lily Series)

Here's Lily by Nancy Rue:  The Lily Series #1
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Pages:  136
Source:  Netgalley

Lily is a sixth grade girl.  She has unruly red curly hair that gets her picked on all the time.  A boy named Shad teases her about everything.  One day a woman from a modeling agency comes in to talk to the girls about cleanliness and beauty and confidence.  The woman picks Lily out of all the girls to come to classes to build self esteem and confidence.  Her parents agree to it only if Lily can find God somewhere in all of it.  Lily feels so good about it that she forms a club to help other girls with low self esteem.  One night there is a fire in Lily's home.  Lily is burnt on her face and her father is burnt on his arms and hands.  How will she ever get up in front of an audience of people to walk in a fashion show with bandages on her face?  Lily puts herself into Gods hands and prays He will help her be confident and strong in front of the audience.  She steps out onto the runway to see Shad in the audience.  She is afraid of what he'll say, but instead the whole audience stands up and applauds Lily for being so brave.

I really thought this was going to be a quick book to read and review.  Boy was I shocked!  You start to feel bad for this girl right away.  I mean, not only do you have this bully Shad at school(who no one does anything about), but then she also gets picked on at home by her two brothers(who no one does anything about).  The mom and dad just don't even pay it any mind.  This really, really bothered me.  It seemed only the outsiders saw Lily for what she was, a beautiful young lady.

In the end, this was a fantastic book.  It is very highly recommended reading for girls in the 10-12 year old range.  As a mom of two boys and two girls, my 10 year old will be reading this.

4/5 bears