Announcing the Summer Splash Blog Hop– where several authors have teamed up to bring you swag, books and numerous kick-arse prizes– all in the name of Summer! Each author is doing a giveaway on their websites, and there is also a huge set of prizes on the main page as well!
The Grand Prizes are:
#1 Kindle Fire 8.9 HD
#2 $100 Amazon Gift Card
#3 $50 Amazon Gift Card
#4 15 paperbacks personally signed by our authors
#5 38 Ebooks gifted to you from our authors
#6 38 eBooks (yep, we’re doing this not once, but twice)!
So go on… hop, hop away!
(Click the image to start hoping, or just go here: http://splashhop.blogspot.com )
Our very own Alex is participating in the hop with a giveaway of her own, so be sure to check out her website as well!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fun, witty book with compelling, yet flawed characters, a good plot and satisfying HEA ending. Sex in the City fans will enjoy this novel, as well as anyne who like their romance hot, the cast smart and the setting evocative. This novel has some serious moments, and like any good story, there is a lesson to be learned by the main character– mainly about taking a chance on love, even when past heartbreaks have made her terrified of opening up again. I will certainly be reading more by this author!
Just have to say, I really enjoyed this book. For starters, the main character is a several-hundred year old witch that probably looks to be in her twenties, she removes curses on the side for some extra dough, her car is permanently haunted by a prim-and-proper ghost, and her bunny slippers like to eat things they’re not supposed to. Throw in a big bad guy, a returned ex-lover and the stinkiest man alive and 50 Ways was a heap of fun to read, and quite the page turner as well. The magic was cool and inventive, the romance steamy and the danger nail-biting. I look forward to reading more by Wisdom.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Well written, suspenseful tale of a serial killer and the one victim that comes back to haunt him. What struck me the most about this novel is the psychological depth to the killer, as well as the woman who brings about the climactic ending. Of course, the suspense built like it should and there were a few moments I didn’t see coming. Overall, the characters were interesting and compelling, the plotting tight and I’ll definitely be reading more from this author!
I’ve been busy slaving over Blood Chord edits and haven’t had the chance to post much lately, so I thought I’d give a quick little run-down of what been going on behind the scenes here at Quirky Gurl Media.
First, I decided to polish up a short story from a few years back and release it as an ebook. Right now, it’s only available on Amazon, as I’m still on the fence about taking it Select exclusive. The story, titled Just Desserts, is about a woman coming to grips with the death of her abusive husband. This isn’t your typical survivor story. Rather, it’s the story of a woman angry that she was robbed of the chance to defend herself by a stupid twist of fate. It takes a conversation with her dying Aunt to help her move past the anger that’s been holding her back. Check it out if you get a chance.
I’ve been working on edits for Blood Chord and I can honestly say that the end is nigh! On top of that, I added another 10,000 words to it as part of the Kindle Boards 60k Feb writing challenge. The additional words furthered the plot, but they’ve also given me fodder for future books in the series. One of which goes straight back to 16th Century Italy and the Medici family. That one should be delish!
I’m currently reading Hush, by Anne Frasier. It took me a few pages to get into (but that may be the head-cold talking) but once I found my rythem I’m clipping along nicely with it. So far, so good. I’ll share my full impression when I’m done.
That’s all folks. I’m off to work on that writing challenge before Theraflu and bedtime!