Showing posts from August, 2009

Saving Madeline by Rachel Ann Nunes

WELCOME to my blog! Today is dedicated to Rachel Ann Nunes. She has many, many great books she has written. Try one today!

Everyone who comments on this review will be entered to win a free book at the end of the tour...

Saving Madeline by Rachel Ann Nunes
As a public defender, Caitlin McLoughlin dreams of someday locking the bad guys in prison instead of defending them. But prosecuting jobs are scarce, and Caitlin’s future seems bleak. When her current client is about to walk away from a brutal crime, she risks her career to make sure he doesn’t hurt anyone else. Yet what if her choice means sacrificing her career and the means care for her mentally disabled sister?

Then Caitlin meets Parker Hathaway, charged with kidnapping four-year-old Madeline. Just another criminal, another job, Caitlin thinks.

But Parker tells a far different story. Can Caitlin believe him, as her heart urges? Is she willing to put everything on the line to defend her client—a man who claims to be protecting the chi…

Trees, Authors and Carpools

I was lucky enough to go to Writing for Charity event at Ogden's Treehouse Museum.

I was also lucky enough to rub elbows with some of Utah's amazing authors.

Shannon Hale teased and introduced the 27 authors who gave up their Saturday for this charity event. Then she asked them questions pertaining to books, writing and why they like to write (in 6 words of less).

We had a snack then broke out into smaller groups. We had five authors in our group that we could ask questions. James Dashner was one of them. He said to "give yourself permission to say writing is your career."
We broke into even smaller groups and critiqued one page of participants stories. (My was sadly laying on the kitchen counter at home.) We only had two critiques on our group so we got to ask Sara Zarr tons of questions. She had great advice and hints for us.

Apparently, authors are human thus, they too must eat. Chris Crowe, Rick Walton, MatthewKirby

This is where I bought 'Forest Born' and '…

Observations & Possible Titles

DH and I took trip across the ocean at the beginning of summer.
It was amazing!

I made a few observations while on vacation; some might make good book titles:

Views From A Cruise Ship Deck: Objects Are Bigger Than They Appear
All Rooms Are Not Created Equally
What Is Another Country's Treasure Is Interesting Enough
All Fat People Are Not American
Standing in Line: What not to do when you are hot and ornery
Many Moons in Paris
What's a Car? A Year in VeniceOther Countries Foods Don't Taste Like Chicken
The Seine is really, really long, especially when you have to use the bathroom
Art Should Never Involve Teeth and/or Tongues

Book Blog Tour

Illuminations of the Heart by Joyce DiPastena

I am doing a virtual book tour from the comforts of my home. Stop by anytime from August 10-September 18 and visit any of the links below for reviews of the book and author interviews. My actual date for the tour isn't until September so I will remind everyone again toward the end of August.
Also! There are prizes! Read a review, make a comment and be entered for a prize!

August 10
Mormon Hermit Mom's
Book Habit

August 11
Amesbury Reads
August 12
Heather Justesen
August 13
Rachelle's Writing Spot
August 14
Cami's Books and Fit Mommas
August 17
Jewel's World
August 18
Of Writerly Things
August 19
Frespa Fan
August 20
Of Good Report
August 21
Rachel Rager
August 24
Boojoos and Aprilcots
August 25
Musings from an LDS Writing Mom
August 26
Queen of the Clan
August 27
Write Bravely
August 28
Dreams of Quill and Ink
August 31
September 1
September 2
Tangeled Words and Dreams
September 3
Random-ish by Nichole and LDSwritersBlogck
Here is my list from the Summer Reading:
I AM ALMOST DONE! *And there were extras too!
The Actor and the Housewifeby Shannon Hale *Illuminations of the Heart by Joyce DiPastena *Loyalty's Webby Joyce DiPastena *Unwind by Neal Shusterman *Lemon Tart by Josi Kilpack Forest Born by Shannon Hale A Modest Proposal by Michele Ashman Bell Molly Mormon? by Tamra Norton The Princess and the Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison *Her Good Name by Josi Kilpack Flying Home by Rachel Ann Nunes Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind by Heidi Ashworth Recovering Charles by Jason F. Wright Seeking Persephone by Sarah Eden Out of Jerusalem by H.B. Moore
*English Trifle by Josi Kilpack Fablehaven Book Four by Brandon Mull The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull Heaven Scent by Rebecca Talley Santa's Secret by Christy Hardman My Not-So Fairy-Tale Life by Julie Wright Nothing to Regret by Tristi Pinkston Agent in Old Lace by Trist Pinkston Bitten by Robert Smith Papa Married A Mormon by John D.Fitzgerald Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Wings by …

Freebies and Contests

Want a FREE pdf copy of Scott Westerfeld's book "The Uglies"? Gohere!
Win TONS of great stuff and books at Book Giveaways.
Want to win an ARC of "Maze Runner" by James Dashner? Go to Must Read Faster.
On Not Entirely British enter to win a book by Jason Wright, "The James Miracle".
The Queen of the clan is giving away "Please! No Zits" by Anne of Not Entirely British.
Have a great rest-of-summer!