Thursday, August 29, 2013

Winter Shadows, Releases Oct. 29, 2013!

A coming of age story following Claire, a young lady struggling to find her place in the world after losing her mother to cancer. After a corrupt American government declares a pandemic and forces residents into quarantine encampments, Claire and her father, along with other members of their Church and community, go into hiding in a cave system in rural West Virginia. While coping with the losses of her mother, home, friends, sense of safety and normalcy, Claire begins to pick up the pieces of her past, finding a new normal despite the darkness surrounding her.


While adjusting to a new environment, and the group of people she finds herself surrounded by, Claire is faced with several important decisions that will influence the path her life will take. Who can she trust? Who should she love? How can she survive? Forced to choose between Ethan's steadfast, mature love and the love of mysterious and dangerous Colin who appears. Claire learns the difference between infatuation and love. She becomes self-reliant and strong. Despite her newfound confidence, and the isolation in which she resides, evil is able to find her. While fighting against it, she reestablishes her faith in God and opens her heart to the possibility of love.

Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and two beautiful daughters. She graduated from Hurricane High School in 1999 and received her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies in 2003 from Marshall University. You can reach her at her website/blog at http://caseybond.tateauthor.com
Twitter @authorcaseybond,  or find her on Facebook and Pinterest!





WINTER SHADOWS
PLAYLIST

Radioactive                             Imagine Dragons
                                                                                                        
Safe and Sound                      Taylor Swift featuring the Civil         Wars  
            
See You Again                        Carrie Underwood                                    
Just A Kiss                              Lady Antebellum                                      
Kingdom Come                      The Civil Wars                                
Contagious                             Avril Lavigne                                            
I Will Possess Your Heart                Death Cab for Cutie                                
Devil’s Backbone                    The Civil Wars                                         
Rainy Season                          Hunter Hayes                                            
I Am Woman                          Jordin Sparks                                            
Demons                                   Imagine Dragons                                      
Everything has Changed                 Taylor Swift/Ed Sheeran                          
Last Kiss                                 Taylor Swift                                              
Better Than a Hallelujah                 Amy Grant                                      
Cosmic Love                           Florence and the Machines   
Whom Shall I Fear                 Chris Tomblin             


Thursday, August 15, 2013

A must have! Great companion to the Crossroads Saga

When a massive group of angels known as nephilim—half human, half angel—had been found by the Royal Council, they were taken to Halo City. Instead of cleansing the Earth with a flood, which had been done before, the Royal Council created a place just for this group of angels. While they were being taken, one of the Twelve, Aden, rebelled and convinced many of the new alkins to join his cause—to live freely among the humans and take over Crossroads.
 After the fall of Aden and his followers, Michael was taken to Halo City to heal. Not only did Michael have a difficult time settling into his new environment, he had conflicting issues regarding his past. Upon meeting the alkins, one in particular, Davin, refused to give up on helping him deal with his struggles. Together, they discovered a strange being that would appear at the Crossroads at unexpected times. Souls wandering there was nothing new, but this one aged as time passed. Mystified, they both searched for answers while refraining from telling the Twelve about her. Who was this being that had enraptured Michael’s attention? And will Michael finally forgive himself and find the happiness that he yearned to have?

“Halo City” Book Review
By Mary Ting

Halo City Novella helps understand Michael a better. We get to see how he becomes the leader of the alkins and how he and Davin, Vivian & Caleb become friends. We also get to see through Michael's point of view when he first saw Claudia and fell for her. I personally love Davin, his jokes, his playfulness, & mischievous ways. I like how this Novella translates into the first book in the series. Well done Mary Ting. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Book Review for Pretty Little Lies

New Adult Novel by Jennifer Miller Be advise 18 and older. Due to sexual content.



Synopsis
A little lie can change the course of everything. . . Like every other eighteen-year-old in love, Olivia has dreams of spending forever with the love of her life. Luke is all she’s ever wanted – until she overhears something she was never meant to. In a matter of seconds, Olivia’s heart is shattered. Olivia handles it the only way she knows how - she runs- leaving behind her family, friends and the boy she loves. Seeking comfort and an escape, Olivia finds it in resident bad boy Deacon. He’s everything Luke isn't – and that’s fine with Olivia. Now, seven years later, Olivia is older, wiser and headed back to Chicago looking forward to a fresh start and reconnecting with her best friend Pyper. What she doesn't expect, is to come face to face with the boy she left behind and discover that even though she may have left, her feelings for him didn't  Can Olivia put aside the pain in her heart and trust Luke? Will the ties to her past ever let her go, or will she continue to let her life be affected by pretty little lies?

My Review             
                                         ★★★★★
Pretty Little Lies has it all, love, romance, friendship, fashion, betrayal and suspense.  A story that I believe anyone can relate to in one way or another. I was lost in this book from beginning to end. I felt every emotion that the lead character went through. I really liked how it was written. It’s also a bit hilarious and every chapter has a fashion tip. I like how it ties in with the chapters. Over all it is a BEAUTIFUL Story.
For being Jennifer Miller’s first novel she did a fantastic job. I can totally see a movie coming out from this beautiful story..
Spoiler Alert! The cliffhanger gets you good!
Can’t wait for the next book! Please hurry Jennifer Miller I don’t know how much I can take of this.