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Blog Tour: Jessica by Laura DeLuca

Title: Jessica
Author: Laura DeLuca
Short Story
Format- e-book
Publisher- Pagan Writers Press
Published- October 16th 2012
Pages- 19
Source: Buy The Book Tours

"Wilbur was used to going to his college formals alone. He thought the Halloween Ball would be no different. He's amazed when a beautiful girl in a Victorian costume displays an interest in him and even more amazed to find himself alone with her on one of the campus nature trails.

What Wilbur doesn't realize is that another woman has her eye on him too. The White Lady returns every Halloween to take revenge on the men of the campus for her brutal murder. She has chosen Wilbur as her next victim."

**This Blog Tour's purpose is to tell you about Jessica, a short story, which includes the first chapter of the author's new book Morrigan (Release Date) October 31st, 2012 and how it's free on Amazon today and tomorrow (November 1st) while bringing you some teasers.**

"Wilbur thought …

Haunted Week: Beware of Book Review

First of all Happy Halloween! It kind of snuck up on me there. This is the last of Haunted Week. I skipped one because I seriously couldn't find anything good to put for it (ending quotes for books). So for Haunted Week I will be leaving you with an albeit not terrifying book at all but it's still a rather amusing vampire book.
Title: Vamped Author: Lucienne Diver Series: Vamped Book #1 Format- Paperback Published: May 8th, 2009 Publisher- Flux Pages- 231 Source- Library
Overview: Gina Covello, one of the most popular girls at school, is dead. That's what everyone thought except maybe her killer who happens to be a total geek. After a questionable and hazy memory lapse Gina realizes how she can wake up and be in a coffin with no heartbeat. She must be a vampire. Vampirism comes with a couple of perks, superhuman strength and eternal youth, but also a major pitfall. No reflection which means she can't see if she looks good. At least she can try to be a vampire with styl…

Haunted Week: Trick or Treated

I mention a lot that I was surprised by a book. It usually is positive but sometimes... book's can be too.

 I just got this book on a whim. I didn't even know what the summary was. I just got it based on the fact that it had a ghost on the cover which I needed for a challenge on Goodreads. I ended up being thrilled with my pick. I need to get books on a whim more often after this.
 I did not know what to expect for this book. I didn't have an inkling of how it really was going to end. I completely loved the guy main character who could have been a real jerk if the author wanted him to be.
I did not realize that this book was going to talk about God. It's not a major thing but it's a good part of the book. How the main character doesn't understand why God doesn't fix everything if he could. It all had to do with homeless shelters and him becoming a better person. It was a good surprise.
 I didn't realize how much I would cringe with this book. Not only …

Haunted Week: Back From the Grave & It Came From the Web

For this portion of Haunted Week I get to show you some of my favorite books as a kid.
The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket were a constant companion for me. I actually started with the 4th book: The Miserable Mill. I remember getting it too and what shelf it was on. It's weird that I do. The series got a bit too long when I got to the seventh book but I still loved the series. It ended mysteriously to me but nevertheless I was happy with the series.
Hatchet was one of the books that propelled me to love nature books. It also got me into survival books which might be why I like dystopian's so much. I saw Brian as a dedicated survivor who could do anything he wanted if he tried. He beat the odds. I remember the cereal box report I did on this book. Also, how I drew the cover of this book for that project. I have a bunch of the continued series but have only read the second one. It doesn't feel the same as the original great book.
This was the greatest book po…

Haunted Week: Bats in Your Book Pages & Skeletons on My Bookshelf

There are a couple of things that drive me crazy or irritate me about books:
5) Overuse of the "Bad Boy" Image I admit that I don't mind bad boys in books. Their mysterious, their hot. What's not to like? But in EVERY book!? There are way too many bad boys in YA. Not only that but some bad boys stay that way. They stay mean and the girls including the main character flocks to them. We need more good guys and for girls to actually pick the good guys.
4) Whiny Female Characters It's no secret that I tend to like guys better in books even if they are "bad boys" because at least they don't whine and complain about their life. At least they don't yell at a guy for not being there when you know what type of person they are. Just stop it. I know I complain about things but in my head and not only that I don't complain about things constantly. I also don't pine over guys like these whiny girls. Get some self-esteem girls. You don't need a g…

Haunted Week: Ghost of Books Half-Read

This is a tough one for me since I do finish most books I've read. I would finish slightly less if teachers wouldn't have forced me to read certain books that I didn't like.

I had to read this in freshmen year of high school. We stopped but what we did read (we read aloud) destroyed my sanity. How much I did not care about this book was incredible. The book might have been better if we read it on our own or maybe if I wanted to actually read it I would have tried to get past the flaws but I really don't know. I don't plan on reading this book again anytime soon even if it's a classic beloved by all. Beloved by all minus one.
I don't know if it was because I was sick or not (feverish, stomach killing me) but this book dragged on way too much which is too bad because this is one of the rare books that I bought. The cover is so inviting and the plot sounds so amazing but the places the Somerset Sisters go to... it's just too much. I will try this again pr…

Blog Tour: The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume by Lisa Rumsey Harris

Title: The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume
Author: Lisa Rumsey Harris
Stand Alone
Format- PDF
Publisher- Sweetwater Books (Imprint of Cedar Fort Inc.)
Release Date: November 13th 2012
Pages- 304
Source- Cedar Fort Publishing

Treasure Blume hasn't had the easiest life. She's disliked by all... at least when they first meet her. Her family cure or "Gift" as her Grammy likes to say causes everyone to dislike her. Only if they are really good people will they get over this initial dislike and see her for who she truly is.

Dennis is facing a whole new way of life. He used to be a great chef and still is only he's working at his daughter's school as Mr. Lunch Lady. It's nice to be close to his daughter and he would do anything for her unlike his ex-wife who cares only for self but it's been a struggle. He's coming from being this great chef to serving lunch to a bunch of kids who don't even like his food. He also cares for his mother who&#…

Haunted Week October 24th-31st 2012

I'm participating in a week of Halloween posts. I don't know if my post will be necessarily scary for everyone but mostly readers everywhere. This Haunted Week is hosted by This Girl Reads. Here's what I'll be blogging about:
October 24th Ghosts of books Half-Read Ever had the feeling someone was watching you? It just might be the spirit of a book you haven't put to rest. Today feature five books you began but never finished.
October 25th Even the biggest book enthusiasts have some bats in their belfries about things in books that drive them insane. Today tell your readers about five things that drive you crazy in books. 
October 26th Skeletons on My Bookshelf Supposedly, everyone has a few skeletons in their closet - I think everyone has a few on their bookshelves, too. Today feature five books you've owned for a long time but never read.
October 27th Back From The Grave Get ready to dig up your past and bring some of your old friends back to life: Today feat…

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Title- Smile Author- Raina Telgemeier Stand Alone Format- Paperback Publisher- Graphix (Imprint of Scholastic) Published- February 1st 2010 Pages- 214 Source- Library
Overview:  After running after her friend, tripping, and messing up her front two teeth Raina begins her journey as an inevitable awkward teen with a metal mouth. In the author's true story she recounts her Middle and High School years. Crushes, Friends, Band, and Braces describe the life of Raina and many teenagers in the past, present, and future. It's part of the stage in your life that you want to forget but you also don't because it helps to define you. The question is - will Raina survive it?
After Raina runs after her friend, trips, and falls on her face she must go to the dentist. There she discovers that not only will she need braces but extensive work on one of her missing teeth while the other one is lodged up in her gums. To say her life sucked at this moment would be a huge understatement…

Blog Tour: Just Remember to Breathe

Title: Just Remember to Breathe
Author- Charles Sheehan-Miles
Stand Alone
Format- epub
Publisher- Cincinnatus Press
Release Date- November 12th 2012
Source- Enchanted Book Promotions

Alex never really got over her ex Dylan after he broke her heart so when he shows up out of the blue at her university she doesn't know whether to cry or scream. She had fallen head over heels for Dylan in another country, another world... another time. They struggled with a long distance relationship but nothing could have prepared her for Dylan's sudden removal from her life with no explanation.

After Dylan comes back from Afghanistan he must still face a war on his home ground - with himself. His guilt for surviving a roadside bombing while his friend was killed causes him to stray away from people he thinks he might hurt. After all it is his fault his friend died. So he suffers alone with only his crippled leg and messed up memory to keep him company. Then he sees her. Ale…