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When all is lost, he will have to make the ultimate decision.

Kellen St. James was just your average seventeen-year-old prodigy, until he eighty-sixed the Lord of Faerie and proposed to a Celtic goddess. Now everything in Kellen’s life gets turned upside-down when Calienta, Kellen, and friend, Gabriel Stewart, find themselves on the run from a seriously irritated group of faeries. The worst part? They have zero idea why.

Suddenly, Kellen finds himself stuck in the middle of another prophecy that questions everything about him including where his loyalties lie. Plus, Calienta’s more than a bit different; she’s making choices that he doesn’t understand. And Gabe, his best friend? He’s started doing all sorts of freaky things that make Kellen question who he really is.

Kellen and Calienta will fight to stay together and keep the hidden part of the prophecy from becoming reality.

 

When the ultimate power is within reach, which side will he choose?

Release Date: 12-April-2013, Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Sounds good? If you liked Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, Need by Carrie Jones, or Fallen by Lauren Kate, you will love this book!

 

 

About the author:

Stephanie Keyes has been addicted to Fantasy since she discovered T.H. White as a child and started drumming up incredible journeys in her head. Today, she’s still doing the same thing, except now she puts those ideas down on paper.

When she’s not writing Stephanie is also a graphic designer, presenter, teacher, musician, avid reader, and Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she’s best friend to her incredible husband of eleven years.

Keyes is the author of The Star Child YA Fantasy series, which currently includes The Star Child and The Fallen Stars. She is currently hard at work on the third book in the trilogy.

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January 27th, 2013 Books, Coming soon.... 2 Comments

Best Day Of My Life?

Wow!  What a day!  Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

I, at the ripe old age of not 29 anymore, ventured out of my comfort zone and took an acting class.  Yep.  On camera and everything.  While filming our intro dialogues today the instructor asked us some questions to get us loosened up a little bit, silly things mostly.  What’s your name, where are you from, what’s your major, etc.  For the younger folks he asked what their best birthday was.  Most reflected on their most recent (21, 22), I guess a major milestone for the young folk.  For the small handful of us older folks, he asked, “what was the best of your life?”.

Ummm, ahhh, hmmm, Bueller, Bueller.  

I don’t know!  

AGHHH, the pressure!  

Umm!  

Holy cow!  

Do you know how many days I’ve actually experienced?

Oh, boy, what am I going to say?  I hate being put on the spot like that.  I couldn’t come up with anything.  Best day?  Today maybe, I am blessed to have woken up.  Not everyone gets to say that.  I went with the ole parental stand-by…day my kids were born.  OR-IG-I-NAL.  I turned it into a funny moment and we all laughed a little, a few of the other parents laughed, got my humor.  It was fun.  I’m funny.  I survived.

Survived, but not satisfied.  I left the class relieved I didn’t die and also a little irritated.  I know there were times that great things happened and I told myself, “I will remember this as the best day of my life”.  Obviously, I don’t remember jack.  On my drive home I wracked my brain trying to think of what the best day of my life has been so far.

So I thought I would put it down here in the blog and let you ponder and share…

What has been the best day of YOUR life?

Can’t wait to read what you come up with!

Cheers!

Cici 

January 25th, 2013 Everyday, everything 0 Comment

BEWITCHED by Mark Harris

I am a cover girl…don’t mistake that with a “cover girl”, you may very well be disappointed!  I will buy a book solely for it’s cover or title.  Go ahead, call me shallow, foolish, what have you, but I love a good cover.  It truly can be a work of art all by itself.  Of course if the art between the covers is just as good, that is even better!  Today we get to take a peek at BEWITCHED by Mark Harris.  BEWITCHED will be released on MARCH 1, 2013.  Until then, enjoy the eye catching cover with the intriguing young man gracing the front.  I really like that the mystery is at the forefront and not overtaken with flowing hair and clothing!  I would have to say, as a mom to two teen boys, I would probably be prompted to pick up this book with the hopes of a good read for them, just by the cover!  Looking forward to grabbing a copy in March!

 

“Bewitched is spell-binding! A highly-unique page-turner that hooks you from the first paragraph. With complex characters and unexpected twists and turns, Harris delivers and leaves you hoping for more!” – Stephanie Keyes, author, The Star Child series

Is it love or is it witchcraft? He’ll never find out if he kills her first.

The first time Darren saw Samantha, she was floating above his high school gymnasium during a basketball game, invisible to everyone but him. Next time he sees her, she’s sitting in front of him in class, wowing his friends and causing unexplainable things to happen that only he seems to notice. But things really get strange (and complicated) when his dying grandfather tells him that he is part of an ancient order, the “Pessum Ire,” whose duty is to destroy witches. What does he do now, since he’s almost positive Samantha is a witch…and he’s crushing on her pretty hard?

About the Author:

Mark Harris lives in Smithfield Utah, a small town located in a beautiful valley in Northern Utah. His wife, Shaundale, and he have four terrific children, two girls and two boys and a fifth one due to arrive in November of 2012. Mark has taught English and Special Education and currently works from home teaching English to people from all over the world. Writing has always been his true passion since he was a grade schooler writing about mushrooms. “Bewitched” will be his debut novel. He has two others underway and will soon start on the sequel to “Bewitched,” called “The Return of the Familiar.” He hopes you enjoy his work because he is working on several series geared toward younger audiences.

 

You can find Mark on: www.markjayharrisauthor.com
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January 14th, 2013 Books 2 Comments

Congratulations to the winner…

Deborah N.

The winner has been notified and has 48 hours to reply.

Thank you all for participating and keep reading!

Cheers!

Cici ♥

 

 

Happy New Year Giveaway Hop!


Happy New Year!  2013 is going to be a great year!  Happy to kick it off with a giveaway!  How about a copy of Aimee Carter’s A GODDESS TEST?  Did I mention it is signed?  Pretty awesome!  Kick off your new year reading a great book and be sure to come back for the next few hops for your chance to complete your GODDESS collection!

Happy new year, happy reading!

Cheers!

Cici ♥

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January 1st, 2013 Giveaways! Yeah! 2 Comments
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