New Reads

New Reads: January 22-28, 2012

New Reads:

  Angel Fire  Diabolical  Daughter of the Centaurs  Everneath  Fallen in Love  Forbidden  Getting Over Garrett Delaney  Havoc  Life Eternal  Mesmerize   Pink Smog  There is No Dog

Now in Paperback:

Split  Dark Goddess



The Iron Queen Court Blog Tour: The Winter Court

I am thrilled to be a part of The Iron Queen Court Blog Tour to celebrate the release of The Iron Queen! (You can check out my review, here.)

I’m even more excited to be a part of The Winter Court, because this means I get to hang out with my favorite icy Prince, Ash. Of course, I picture Ash as the hotness that is known at Ben Barnes… wouldn’t he make a wonderful Ash. Oh la la!

This entire series is fantastic and if you haven’t had a chance to read it you absolutely should be adding it to your reading piles! (The Iron King, The Iron Daughter & The Iron Queen.)

You can learn more about the books and get insider info and sneak peeks at upcoming titles on the Iron Fey Facebook Page. For more information about the tour you can check out the introduction post over at Julie Kagawa’s Blog! There is an introduction from Meghan and my favorite feline, Grimalkin! The next stop of the tour will be at Galleysmith, representing the Iron Court on February 2! You can also check out the other two Winter Court stops at Ticket to Anywhere and at The Book Cellar (2/11). There are some awesome prizes to be won, throughout the entire tour!! 

I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who’s sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I’m not sure anyone can survive it.

This time, there will be no turning back.

The Iron Queen Book Trailer:

As a special treat I have a playlist composed by Julie that was inspired by The Winter Court!!

The Winter Court is a cold, vicious world ruled by Mab the Unseelie Queen. The fey of this court are as dark and bloodthirsty as their queen, but one stands out among the horde: Prince Ash, youngest son of the queen. On the outside, Ash is cold, unfeeling, and dangerous. But that icy mask is only a shield for his tortured heart. The songs of the Winter Court reflect not only that darkness, but also the hope of redemption.

Ice Queen – Within Temptation
Bad Boy – Cascada
Pale – Within Temptation
Bad Romance – Lady GaGa
Unknown Soldier – Breaking Benjamin
Dangerous – Cascada
The Kill – 30 Seconds to Mars
Hand of Sorrow – Within Temptation
Savin’ Me – Nickleback
Fall for you – Secondhand Serenade

Winter Court quote: Winter has come. Now, let the Revel begin! ~The Iron Daughter

And what better way to listen to the Winter Fey inspired playlist, than by listening to it on your own iPod nano compete with custom Iron Fey skin!

That’s right… you can win an iPod Nano!!!

Official Contest information:

  • to enter, please fill out the form below
  • entrants must be 13 years of age or older
  • contest deadline is February 14, 2011
  • contest open to US Residents Only*
  • check out my Contest Policy/Privacy Policy

*Thanks to Big Honcho Media


In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox (113)

Welcome to In My Mailbox! You can find official information like how to participate, why it was started and other goodies about IMM on the IMM Page.

Saving June by Hannah Harrington (Goodreads | Amazon)
Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright (Goodreads | Amazon)
Rhymes with Cupid by Anna Humphrey (Goodreads | Amazon)
Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter (Goodreads | Amazon)


Balefire by Cate Tiernan (Goodreads | Amazon)
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan (Goodreads | Amazon)
Hexbound by Chloe Neill (Goodreads | Amazon)
The Mediator by Meg Cabot (Goodreads | Amazon)
My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent (Goodreads | Amazon)
Vanished by Meg Cabot (Goodreads | Amazon)
Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Goodreads | Amazon)



A Little Angel Named Kaylea

I know this blog usually features books…. and I like to limit the personal posts…. because I know that people come here wanting to see bookish things. But today I wanted to talk about a little angel named Kaylea.

Kaylea is my little cousin. She is six years old, she is one of the brightest students in her Kindergarten class, and she LOVES to read! And not to mention she is one of the cutest kids ever! (Well I think so, but I might be a little bit biased.)

On January 27, 2011 we found out that Kaylea had leukemia. She was sent to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, and the next day she was diagnosed with acute lymphocyte leukemia. I think at this point my entire family is in shock. I know that I still am. We’ve dealt with cancer in our family before, but never has it effected someone so young.

Today she had surgery to place a port put in her chest, as well as a spinal tap. The plan is to start chemo sometime later today. I was able to talk to her mother this morning and said that throughout the entire ordeal Kaylea has been laughing and smiling. That doesn’t surprise me at all…. that’s just the way she is. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this little girl not have a smile on her face.

I know how powerful the bookish community can be, and I am reaching out to you now.

As I said Kaylea loves to read! If you would be interested in sending a card or maybe even a book her way, I know that it would put a smile on her face. Kaylea isn’t picky about books, she likes all kinds. Ones that she can read herself or ones that her momma can read to her! (She likes books about ballerinas and sign language! But I’m sure she would be happy with anything, I believe she is at a pre-k & k reading level, or a reading age of 4-8… hopefully that helps.)

Kaylea Stewart
P.O. Box 623
Parker City, IN 47368

As you can assume something like this can put a financial drain on any family. From the way I am understanding it, Kaylea’s mom is leaving her job and also leaving the families only source of medical insurance.

Riley Children’s Hospital does some wonderful things, if you would like to donate to the Children’s Hospital in honor of Kaylea you can do so, at the Riley Children’s Hospital page.

I’m also taking up a donation for the family themselves. Every little bit will help. If you would rather not donate money, I know that the family would appreciate gas cards, fast food gift cards… really anything would help at this point. If interested you can send those things to the family via the mailing address above.

I know that a lot of you that read my blog, don’t have the resources to donate a monetary gift and I don’t expect you to. If you could just keep Kaylea and her family in your prayers and thoughts that would be more than enough.

This was taken after surgery today:

still smiling


New Reads: January 23-29, 2011

Out This Week:

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal
Drought by Pam Bachorz
Throat by R. A. Nelson

Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Dark Goddess by Sarwat Chadda
Famous by Todd Strasser

Now In Paperback:

Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis
Fire by Kristin Cashore
Notes from the Dog by Gary Paulsen
Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray

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