Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Ghost in Me - Book Review

Do you have middle grade kids who love spooky stories. The Ghost In Me could be just what you are looking for.

Like any other fourteen-year-old, Myri Anna Monaco has problems she doesn't know how to deal with: a crush on her best friend's boyfriend, a mother who's dating her science teacher, and a "punishment" for a science-project-gone-wrong that lands her in the last place she wants to be--in auditions for the school play. But most girls don't have what Myri has--a ghost named Wren, who not only lives at home, but who is willing to "trade places" whenever she is needed. Although Myri is reluctant at first, Wren's offer becomes a quick and easy solution when her problems collide. However, this brief experience in ghostly possession soon takes Myri's life to new levels. How much will Myri lose to avoid the problems mounting around her? How much will Wren take to fulfill her own desires?

This story was not only suspenseful, it was laugh out loud funny to read. Shaunda Kennedy Wenger has a great sense of humor which translates to her writing. I found myself rooting for characters who were believable and well developed.

The plot was quite unique and with several story threads and it moved along at a good pace. Situations the characters faced were realistic (except for the possession thing) and well thought out.

You can find The Ghost in Me on Amazon at this link

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Good Carma Giveaway

Some amazing books are about to be born. Bound by C.K. Bryant, Become by Ali Cross, Exiled by RaShelle Workman, Breathe by Melanie M. MucCullough and Pigments of my Imagination by Angela Kulig. These adorable bundles will hit the pages on November 11, 2011. But before they arrive the authors are celebrating with a giveaway. It's kind of like a baby shower. Celebrate the arrival of their babies and win prizes.

To get in on this fun giveaway, click on the Dark Carma Tour button.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Laura H. of Kansas who is a huge Jayhawks fan. I hope you enjoy Witch Child.

Come back in October for another Spooktacular Blog Hop!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blog Hop - Win Witch Child

Welcome to the September blog hop. I'm already gearing up for October with a spooky book you can win called 'Witch Child'.

"Hidden until now in the pages of her secret diary, fourteen year old Mary's story begins as she flees the English with hunts to settle in an American colony. But how long can Mary hide her true nature from the Puritans? How long can she keep running?"

Would you like to win this book? If you would, there are two things you need to do:

1: Become a follower of my blog.

2. Leave me a comment and tell me why you like spooky stories.

Done. Wasn't that easy. The contest ends Saturday September 24th at midnight and I will contact the winner asap. Please leave your e-mail address with your comment so that I can find you.

This is a blog hop. There are so many other prizes to win and blogs to see, so get hoppin'.
September Blog Hop Participants

1. Tristi Pinkston, LDS Author
2. Joyce DiPastena
3. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
4. Mandi Slack
5. Michael D. Young
6. Six Mixed Reviews
7. Pam Williams
8. Laurie Lewis
9. Kristy Tate
10. Marilyn Yarbrough
11. Stacy Coles
12. Kristie Ballard
13. Lynn Parsons
14. Pushing Past the Pounds
15. Sheila Staley
16. cindy Hogan
17. Jamie Thompson
18. Jaclyn Weist
19. Cathy Witbeck
20. Secret Sisters Mysteries
21. Tamera Westhoff
22. Tina Scott
23. Lynnea Mortensen
24. Danyelle Ferguson aka Queen of the Clan
25. Jeanette A. Fratto
26. Bonnie Harris
27. Melissa Lemon
28. Mary Ann Dennis
29. Stephanie Black
30. Jane Still
31. Janice
32. Laura Bastian
33. Tamara Bordon
34. Betsy Love
35. Maria Hoagland
36. Amber Robertson
37. Debbie Davis
39. Christy Monson
40. Carolyn Frank
41. Rebecca Birkin
42. Melissa Cunningham
43. Emily L. Moir
44. Ronda Hinrichsen
45. Lisa Asanuma
46. Joan Sowards
47. Jordan McCollum
48. Diane Stringam Tolley

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fall - Book Review

If I said you had a heavenly body would you hold it against me? Yes, these are actual lyrics. In the book ‘Fall’ Julia Halstead meets two brothers who are heavenly beings. Of course she doesn’t realize this right away. Not until dark forces combine to battle for her soul.

Julia, who goes by J.D. finds herself in the quiet little town of Torrey, Utah as the project manager to remake an old school house into a bed and breakfast. It’s a big project, and Julia can’t wait to show her grandfather that she can handle it. Construction is in her blood. This is something she has always wanted to do. But when vandalism and mysterious occurrences threaten the project, Julia turns to Matthew Rigo, her demolition contractor for help. At first he seems to be an answer to her prayers, but then the nightmare begins.

Jennifer has written a story with great characters. Julia is a tough, tool toting construction gal who still caters to her feminine side. She improves her yellow construction boots with hot pink and black leopard print. She has a soft spot for the grandfather who raised her after her mother abandoned her and struggles with how she feels about her place in a family.

Liu, an elderly Asian woman who runs the towns grocery store is a great supporting character. She offers care and advice when J.D. needs her.

I won’t tell you about the men in the story, suffice it to say there are rippling muscles and meaningful glances aplenty.

Fall is a paranoramal romance even your teenager could read. No cursing or intimate scenes in this book.

You can visit Author Jeniffer Hurst’s Blog at

To purchase Fall go to

You can also purchase Fall in paper back on Amazon here

Jenniffer is having a great contest to go with the release of her book. The winner will receive a gift certificate for a night’s stay at the actual bed and breakfast where the story takes place. Other prizes include an autographed copy of Fall, and 3 contestants will be randomly selected to have their names used in the sequel to Fall. They will receive a copy of the sequel when it is published.

Each blog in the tour will have a different set of questions you can answer, so enter often. Once per blog site please.

It’s so simple. Get the book, read it, answer the questions and email them to Jennifer at

Here are the questions:

Which town is the hospital located?

What is the Name of the National Park outside of Torrey?

What kind of Cat did JD see while out running?

The other sites on this blog tour are included below. Good luck!

1. Hallie Chandler with Hallie Chandler on August 14, 2011

2. Fabulous Reads with Karen Pellet on August 15th

3. Can’t Put It Down with Jennifer Goehl on August 15th

4. Elly’s Book Shelf with Elly on August 25th

5. Fire And Ice with Heather Gardner on August 30th

6. Mudrock and Pink Nail Polish with Mandi Slack on August 31st

7. My Life in a Laptop with Michelle Jeffries on September 1st

8. Stitch Read Cook with Aislynn Thompson on September 2nd

9. What All the Kids are Reading with Tonya Christensen on September 6th

10. Cindy M Hogan with Cindy Hogan on September 7th

11. Imaginary Reads with Kris Chen on September 7th

12. Cami’s Books with Cami Checketts on September 8th

13. Writer’s Mirror with Cindy Williams on September 10th

14. Chasing Dreams with Tamara Hart Heiner on September 12th

15. A Writer’s Reality with Melissa Cunningham on September 14th

16. Debbie’s Inkspectations with Debbie Davis on September 15th

17. Write by Candlelight with Jennifer Debenham on September 15th

18. Fabulous Reads with Stephanie on September 15th

19. Crack a Spine Book Reviews with Rachel Shaw on September 16th

20. Cathy Witbeck Story Painter with Cathy Witbeck on September 17th

21. Queen of the Clan with Danyelle Ferguson on September 19th

22. Book Reviews And More Kaylynn England on September 20th

23. Musings from an LDS Writing Mom with Gaynell Parker on September 23rd

24. Pink Ink with Jewel Allen on September 26th

25. Latter Day Woman Magazine with Heidi Durant on September 27th

26. Of Writerly Things with Valerie Ipson on September 28th

27. Kaylee Baldwin with Kaylee Baldwin on September 29th

28. Queen of Chaos with Autumn Weber on October 1st

29. Best Authors Read with Theresa Sneed on October 2nd

30. Frankly Creative with Carolyn Frank on October 3rd

31. A Writer’s Eyes with Keith Fisher on October 3rd

32. J Lloyd Morgan with J Lloyd Morgan on October 5th

33. Star Crossed with Nichole Giles on October 5th

34. Heather Justesen with Heather Justesen on October 7th