Monday, November 25, 2013

Once Upon a Time ...

Mondays about Me!

Happy Monday everyone! So here is a little look into my past.

Once upon a time I was a Tom Boy.

No seriously, I was! Anyone who knows me now would highly doubt this, but I promise, I was!

I hated having my hair done, and loved to run around and get muddy. I climbed trees like a monkey and didn't get much phased if I got skinned up or cut. I hated the color pink, didn't ever sit like a lady in a dress, and chased girls with worms with all the boys in my class. Worms, grasshoppers, and other little crawling creatures didn't bother me much - except spiders. I've always hated spiders. Yet, oddly enough, I use to catch house flies and drop them into spider webs (out in the neighbors front bushes) to watch the spider come running out and wrap them up to eat. I never had barbie dolls growing up, I wasn't a little princess, and I formed a club with some of my siblings and friends called The Dare Devil Club where we would try to find dangerous things and do them to show how brave we were ...... yeah, now as an adult I can tell that wasn't very well thought through ....



It's kind of super amusing to think of now, cause I love the color Pink, buying cute shirts and dresses, love my high heels and my boots, dress pants are adorable, and I wear jewelry! I do own barbie and Disney Princess movies, and I have watched all of them. I like to do my hair and put on make-up. And I've found a new obsession in Lipstick!  I've definitely become a girly-girl (As has been pointed out several times by my in-laws who apparently don't know how to deal with a girly-girl in the family) ;)




Just a funny little note - one of my best friend, who has only known be for the last 5 years, was talking with me and my hubby and asked if we wanted to go play softball with them. He asked if we had any experience, so I told him that when I was in college I played both softball and tennis. It shocked him completely and he was like "wait, really? You play sports?" And his wife told me that my friend had told her "I don't think Rebecca even knows how to throw a ball!" Hahahaha that tells you how much people don't realize that I was a Tom Boy and still love to do that stuff, even though I seem like a girly-girl.

I'm not saying I can't still go out and have some fun, get dirty, and run around like a crazy. And sports? Yes, please!  And most creepy crawlies don't bother me (except spiders of course!) but It's so strange how we can change so much over the years!

Who would have ever thought? :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Warrior Beautiful Blog Tour

I am so pleased to be joining the blog tour to present Wendy Knight's book Warrior Beautiful!!



Wendy is a fun, talented writer and I love knowing her! I asked her to do a guest post for me to day but before she does, I'd love for you all to get to know a bit about her.



Wendy Knight was born and raised in Utah by a wonderful family who spoiled her rotten because she was the baby. Now she spends her time driving her husband crazy with her many eccentricities (no water after five, terror when faced with a live phone call, etcetera, etcetera). She also enjoys chasing her three adorable kids, playing tennis, watching football, reading, and hiking. Camping is also big: her family is slowly working toward a goal of seeing all the National Parks in the U.S.

You can usually find her with at least one Pepsi nearby, wearing ridiculously high heel for whatever the occasion may be. And if everything works out just right, she will also be writing.





Now that you can see how adorable my friend it, let's get to her guest post!

If you could become a character in a book from a book that you love, which character would you switch lives with for a day and why?
I’m totally not doing this as shameful self-promotion—but if I could be any character, it would be my own Ari, from the Fate on Fire series. Seriously, I gave this question tons and tons of thought and I googled all kinds of powers and couldn’t find one just right. But isn’t that why most writers write? Because they want to live vicariously through their characters—to bring their daydreams to life…sorta…? It is for me. In my head, they’re just dreams. But on paper, I’m living them! But, ya know, without the danger of actually fighting in battles and stuff.
SO. Ari. And here’s why—when I wrote Ari, she was the exact opposite of me. I’m small, and incredibly shy, and I have lupus so I’m sick a lot. Ari, on the other hand, says what she thinks, is the most powerful sorcerer ever, and is tall and gorgeous. Plus, she can blow stuff up and throw fire and nothing and no one can kill her—except her boyfriend. So yeah! I would totally want to be her!
When I wrote her, I would put her in situations and then go, “hmmm. What would I do here?” and then I would have her do the total opposite. It was SO MUCH FUN to write her, and I miss her!
But also, the fact that she can walk into anything and come out victorious is super cool. She walks onto a battle field and everyone runs. When she throws a spell, her flames are so bright, she’s recognizable for miles around. She’s also smart and sarcastic and yet broken and learning to heal.

One other reason I would want to be Ari. Boots. She loves boots. And so do I! It’s one of the few things we actually have in common!

Thanks Wendy! I get excited every time one of your books gets released!

So here's a bit about her new book and, of course, her giveaway!

Synopsis: Working with the ex you secretly love to save the souls of the innocent is almost as bad as working with a mighty battle unicorn who would be thrilled to watch you plummet to your death.

Scout is used to pain. Her body has been broken, her heart has been broken, and the only thing keeping her together is her relationship with her younger sister. Lil Bit be-lieves in unicorns and terrifying monsters she calls soul stealers. But unicorns and monsters aren’t real…are they?

When Lil Bit falls prey to the mysterious disease sweeping the country, Scout has two options – believe the doctors who say it’s a pandemic or believe Lil Bit, who says it’s the soul stealers. She chooses her sister and goes looking for the unicorns who are supposed to save them. What she finds aren’t the cute pastel mythical creatures she expects. Battle unicorns are big and tough and full of attitude. Who knew?

Unicorns are real and so are the monsters. Soul stealers are reaping the souls of the innocent, and the unicorns are fighting to stop them. But to save the world, they need the help of humans – the enemy they’re dying to protect. And first to sign up for the fight is the ex-boyfriend Scout’s heart won’t stop loving, no matter how determined she is to hate him.

Check out on Goodreads!

Purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

To get to know more about Wendy, check her out at any of these places:

GIVEAWAY
**Must be 13 or older**
**Opened to U.S. Only**
**Winner has 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen**
**Winner will win: an ecopy of Warrior International, a Warrior Beautiful keychain & a signed bookmark**


TOUR SCHEDULE

NOV 18

Brooke's Blog (Book Spotlight + Book Soundtrack + Dream Cast)

Deal Sharing Aunt (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek + Top Ten)

NOV 19

Paulettes Papers (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)

Moonlight Gleam (Guest Post)

NOV 20

Once Upon A Coffin (Book Review)

Diamond in Rough Coal (Book Review + Top Ten)

My Book Chatter (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)

NOV 21


Robin Ambrose (Guest Post + Top Ten)

Paranormal Book Club (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek + Author Interview)

Mom in Love with Fiction (Book Review)

NOV 22

Now is Gone (Book Review)

Rose & Beps (Book Spotlight +Book Soundtrack + Dream Cast)

Indy Book Fairy (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)

Writing On the Sunny Side of the Street (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)

NOV 25

Shantal Hiatt Sessions (Book Spotlight + Book Soundtrack + Dream Cast)

Angela Corbett (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek + Book Soundtrack + Dream Cast)

Racing to Read (Book Review)

Author Shelli Proffitt Howells (Book Review + Sneak Peek)

NOV 26

Lindzee Armstrong (Author) (Book Spotlight + Book Review + Sneak Peek)

Tammy's Tea Time (Book Review)

Jannat Bhat (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)

Jen Wylie (Book Review)

Blog Tour Set Up by TeamNerd Reviews

Monday, November 18, 2013

Secret Little Delights

Mondays about Me

I have some secret little delights that very few people know about me. It really is the little things that delight me to no end.

Bubbles! I love bubbles! you would think I was a toddler with how excited I get about bubbles. I like to blow bubbles up into the ceiling fan in my office and then watch them blow all around the room and fall back down. Yes, I do have a bottle of bubbles in my desk drawer.

Christmas! Christmas movies, music, books, etc. thrill me. I reserve the right to listen to, watch, or read Christmas any day of the year. I have penguins lining my living room ledge, and Christmas light lining my kitchen all year long.

Which leads me to another delight: Penguins!!
Penguins are my favorite animals and I have stuffed animals, hand carved wooden penguins, snow globes, paper weights, a night light, shoulder bags, and socks with penguins on them. Oddly enough, I have spent very little of my own money on penguins. People give them to me for birthdays, Christmas, random gifts because they love me, etc.

Cinnamon bears are another random delight. I love cinnamon bears and allow myself to eat them when I am feelings spoiled. I also offer them to myself as incentive to get things done. They make me so happy.

And last on this list, but certainly not the last of my delights, is cookie dough. Sometimes I will make a batch and then keep it in the fridge to eat over several days and never even cook any actual cookies. And sometimes I do cook the cookies and like them better. My mood varies :) But chocolate chip is my favorite raw dough, and cooked I really enjoy cream cheese filled snicker-doodles!

Well there you have it. Now you know a couple of the little things that make me so very happy :)
Happy Monday everybody. I hope it turns out well!



Monday, November 11, 2013

Mondays about Me

I've decided to take the time to post every Monday with some fun facts about me. Then I Thursdays I will post reviews, interviews, information, and things about writing.

So to kick it off I'm going to give you a little insight to me and my non-writing life, I will tell you this:

I love to travel. I have traveled to several countries including -

France - From the top of Notre Dame

India

Brasil

Jamaica

Grande Cayman Islands

Hondorus

England

Scotland

I've also been to 38 of the 50 states as my Dad always wanted us to get to all 50. I guess I'm on my own for the last 12 :)

I would love to travel more. My husband and I want to travel to Italy (as he is half Italian) and I dearly want to go to Antarctica one day. It is on my bucket list .... along with several other things but that will have to wait until a later post. SO there you have it, Monday about me.

And I shall continue to post random facts so as to let you all get to know me a bit better every week!


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Only Half Alive Blog Tour

Today I'm introducing to you all agood  friend of mine and her new book! (Also check out her giveaway below)

Konstanz Silverbow!!!

Author Bio:

Konstanz Silverbow has always been a dreamer . . . but not a writer. Being an author was something she was dragged into. But since that day, she hasn't stopped. It has become more than a hobby, it is a passion.

During the day Konstanz works, making jewelry, playing the violin, collecting dragons, and learning all she can about medieval weapons. But at night she creates made up worlds and places where those dragons come to life and the weapons are used in battle."

Young adult fantasy, paranormal with a dash of romance author, Konstanz Silverbow; Proud Creator of magical worlds, fictional creatures, ideal super heroes and sarcasm since 2007!


Review:
Konstanz wrote an interesting new twist on the paranormal with her new book! It was fun to imagine the world she has created and the idea of a demon fighting against what she is, and wanting so much more from her life. It was a fun, easy read and enjoyable to see into Konstanz's imagination and world. I would suggest this book for anyone who enjoys young adult, paranormal, and romance.



Blurb:

The world's darkest creature will be their brightest hope!

While darkness haunts her, she craves the light. Christina is a demon, but she doesn't want to be.

She is willing to sacrifice everything to change it. Only one person stands in her way, and he will

stop at nothing to keep her the way she is.

The greatest battle of light vs dark threatens every living creature, a battle that could destroy all.

And the demon in love will only have one chance to save everyone.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17970670-only-half-alive
http://www.amazon.com/Only-Half-Alive-Konstanz-Silverbow/dp/1492737895/
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/361757
http://www.etsy.com/listing/164982036/only-half-alive-by-konstanz-silverbow?ref=shop_home_active


To find out more about Konstanz and her book:

Blog: http://nothoughts2small.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/konstanzsilverbow
Twitter: https://twitter.com/konstanzs



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Friday, November 1, 2013

All I want for NANO


All I want for NANO is to finish a story.


 To actually make it all the way through Nano for once without getting so distracted I forget to write :)


 And to see my story idea come to life in one months time!


Twice now I have started NANO (or Camp Nano) and both times I have dropped out cause life got in the way. So this time I'm not going to let life get in the way :) I'm going to make it move over so I can write!!

My friend Jenny and some of her awesome friends wrote an anthology and will be donating all the proceeds to NaNoWriMo!

Go buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GC5CF7S




And go visit the other links below. There is a giveaway involved and it will be worth your time to enter! :)