Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Origin (Lux #4) 
Publication: August 27, 2013
By: Entangled Teen
5 Stars!
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Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

And will they even be together?

Hide your kittens, Hide your cookies, Daemon Black is back! 
And Hell hath no fury like a Luxen whose been sent to sleepover camp.

This is how I felt while reading...full review follows.

 Me, at the end of OPAL

ORIGIN is from Daemon's POV?!

 Wait, they sent Daemon to Luxen sleepover camp? Big mistake. Huge.

Rescue Katy? Burn stuff to the ground? I got your back DB! *lock and load*

 A Hunter and an Archer?

When Daemon finds Katy but...but he also finds something else. *whispers* What.The.Luxen---*runs*

Reunited and it feels, so---well, like this...

And this...

And th---wait, [spoiler] did WHAT?!
Oh, it's on now...




Now I have to wait which is torture for REASONS...

Thank you Entangled Teen for this eARC as part of the ORIGIN Blog Tour! (Check back on 9.4.13 for my interview with DB himself.) 
What I Loved: After that mini heart attack I had at the end of OPAL, I was more than ready for ORIGIN. I LOVED Daemon's POV and this is my favorite in the Lux series so far, but MY WORD Jen is slowly killing me with these endings!  

From the moment Daemon goes all Luxen on his fellow glow worms to the heart-pumping romance and the chest-clutching end, this sequel is fast paced, action-packed and full.of.feels! 

Daemon finds Katy which really shouldn't surprise anyone, I mean, this is DAEMON BLACK we're dealing with but in the process of playing knight in glowing source light, DB also uncovers a few secrets. Secrets that are shocking, heartbreaking and more than a little creepy. (One in particular threatened to give me nightmares.) 

Daedalus isn't the only one keeping secrets though, even Daemon has a few up his sleeve. When the truth is revealed and people start dropping faster than E.T. can phone home, Daemon and Katy will be faced with choosing between love and loyalty. That may be harder than either of them could have ever imagined.

ORIGIN has all of the characters we've come to love and the snooty-booty ones we don't. In addition to the new faces we meet and who I would really hate to see die *coughs* Archer *coughs*, we're also treated to a couple of familiar faces from another fan favorite YA series. <3

What Left Me Wanting More: Sweet baby aliens, that ending! I literally yelled, "WHAT?!" and woke the husband up.

Final Verdict: Excellent addition to the Lux series! (Gives Daemon ALL THE COOKIES!)

Review also posted at YABC.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

BOOK PROMO: Big Sky Wedding (Parable Montana #5) by Linda Lael Miller

Big Sky Wedding (Swoon-Worthy Cowboys, #5)Series: Swoon-Worthy Cowboys (Parable Montana #5)
Author: Linda Lael Miller
Publication: August 27, 2013
By: Harlequin HQN
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The "First Lady of the West," #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller, cordially invites you to Parable, Montana-where love awaits. Wedding bells are ringing in Parable, Montana, but Brylee Parrish hasn't enjoyed the sound since being jilted at the altar by Hutch Carmody. She's over Hutch now, and running a multimillion-dollar business is challenging enough for this country gal. So she should avoid falling head-over-boot-heels for A-list actor Zane Sutton. He's come home to his rodeo roots, but Hollywood lured him away once and just might again. Yet everything about him, from his easy charm to his concern for his young half brother, seems too genuine to resist....

Zane didn't come to Parable for love-but count on a spirited woman to change a jaded cowboy's mind. Problem is, Brylee's not convinced he's here to stay. Good thing he's determined to prove to her, kiss by kiss, that she's meant to be his bride.

About The Author

As the daughter of a town marshal, Linda has come home to the western lifestyle that gave birth to one of today’s most successful authors. She left Washington years ago and pursued her wanderlust, living in Arizona and London and traveling the world. Now the author of more than 100 novels, the “First Lady of the West” is glad to be back home, writing contemporary and historical stories that have earned her awards and placements on all the national bestsellers lists.

Linda traces the birth of her writing career to the day when a Northport teacher told her that the stories she was writing were good, that she just might have a future in writing. Later, when she decided to write novels, she endured her share of rejection before she sold FLETCHER’S WOMAN in 1983 to Pocket Books. Since then, Linda has successfully published historicals, contemporaries, paranormals, and thrillers before coming home, in a literal sense, and concentrating on novels with a Western flavor. For her devotion to her craft, the Romance Writers of America awarded her their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

Linda’s current contemporary Big Sky series—Big Sky Country, Big Sky Mountain and Big Sky River—have all hit the New York Times bestsellers lists. Linda continues to follow the lives of the Parable, Montana, residents in Big Sky Summer and Big Sky Wedding in 2013.

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The Hero (Thunder Point #3) by Robyn Carr

The Hero (Thunder Point, #3)Series: Thunder Point #3
Author: Robyn Carr
Publication: August 27, 2013
By: Harlequin MIRA 
3.25 Stars

The covers in this series are some of my favorites!

With warmth and sensitivity, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr shows readers that falling in love can be the bravest act of all. 

In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and flees a place where they should have been safe and secure. She has no idea what is around the next bend, but she is pretty certain it can't be worse than what they've left behind. Her plan is to escape to somewhere she can be invisible. Instead, an unexpected offer of assistance leads her to Thunder Point, a tiny Oregon town with a willingness to help someone in need.

As the widowed father of a vulnerable young boy, Spencer Lawson knows something about needing friendship. But he's not looking for anything else. Instead, he's thrown his energy into his new role as Thunder Point's high school football coach. Tough and demanding to his team, off the field he's gentle and kind...just the kind of man who could heal Devon's wounded heart.

Devon thought she wanted to hide from the world. But in Thunder Point, you find bravery where you least expect it...and sometimes, you find a hero.

Thank you Harlequin MIRA and Netgalley for this eARC.

What I Liked: This third installment in the Thunder Point series focuses on love, loss and learning to trust again. Devon McAllister has taken a huge risk fleeing The Fellowship, the religious cult she and her daughter Mercy have been embroiled in over the past four years.  All she wants when she gets to Thunder Point is to start over, give Mercy a life where they both can feel safe and secure, but to do that, Devon will have to accept help from an unlikely source and learn to trust again.  

Spencer Lawson has his hands full trying to juggle his new job, his young son Austin and his grief. The last thing he needs is a distraction of the female variety but that's exactly what he gets when Devon comes to town. Spencer can't really explain the pull he feels to protect her but he knows that getting too close too soon after the loss of his wife could be disastrous for both of them. But the more time he spends around Devon, the more Spencer realizes that life is short and often full of pain, but it's also full of surprises too. Surprises that have a way of healing your wounded heart and showing you how to love again.

As with the previous books in this series, the cast of characters we've come to enjoy are never far away and tie easily into Devon and Spencer's story. However, the one I enjoyed the most was Rawley, watching as he came out of his self-imposed seclusion to help Devon and bond with Mercy was heartwarming. The relationship development between Cooper, Spencer and Austin was humorously awkward and it's nice to see Sarah experience real happiness. 

I am intrigued by Eric's character and was not at all surprised to see the next book is his story. 

What Left Me Wanting More: There were parts that felt rushed or a little too cut and dry, like how all of the romantic leads tend to share their feelings a little too freely with the women in their lives as well as each other which I'm not sure is entirely realistic. 

Final Verdict: Another engaging story in this series! 

About The Author
A RITA award-winning author of 25 novels, Robyn Carr has found a whole new following with her stories about the independent women and former marines of Virgin River."

RT's Career Achievement Best Author Award winner (2010) for Contemporary Romance.

After writing twenty Virgin River stories, Robyn is now taking her readers into another fictional community, a picturesque coastal town on the Oregon coast she calls Thunder Point. Like her Virgin River novels, the Thunder Point books will make readers laugh, sigh, and fall in love with a small town filled with people they’ll never forget. In addition to April’s The Wanderer;readers will find two more Thunder Pointbooks out in 2013: July’s The Newcomer and September’s The Hero.

Monday, August 26, 2013

DIVERGENT Movie Trailer

I am not ashamed to admit I have watched this five twenty-five times already and it gives me chills every.time.

I am SO EXCITED for this movie and I will be in the front of the line when it hits my theater (at midnight) dressed like this...

and this...
four reasons. Dauntless reasons. ;)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Hover (The Taking #2) by Melissa West

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes!
This is my stop on the Hover Blog Tour, hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

About The Book
Hover (The Taking, #2)Hover (The Taking #2)
Melissa West
August 13, 2013
Entangled Teen 
4.5 Stars! 

On Earth, seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander was taught to never peek, but if she hopes to survive life on her new planet, Loge, her eyes must never shut. Because Zeus will do anything to save the Ancients from their dying planet, and he has a plan.

Thousands of humans crossed over to Loge after a poisonous neurotoxin released into Earth's atmosphere, nearly killing them. They sought refuge in hopes of finding a new life, but what they became were slaves, built to wage war against their home planet. That is, unless Ari and Jackson can stop them. But on Loge, nothing is as it seems...and no one can be trusted.


He isn’t perfect. He is so far from perfect. But maybe it isn’t about him being perfect...maybe it’s about him being perfect for me.

I shiver as the thought circulates through me, each second making me realize the truth of it all. Jackson is perfect for me. 

I slip under the covers beside him and edge closer, feeling both anxious and excited at the same time. Looking down on him, I’ve never seen anyone more beautiful in my entire life, and I wish I could guarantee he was always at peace, just like this.

And then the reality of everything hits me—the impending war, my plan against Zeus, the risks that may end up burying me—and I no longer feel that time is on my side. I’m tired of allowing my mind to fight my heart. I lean down until my breath dances with his and close my eyes, allowing my lips to caress his so lightly it’s barely a touch, but the impact is immediate. He jars awake, and I slowly open my eyes to see his staring, surprised, into mine.

“I thought you were asleep,” I whisper.

“Clearly I am.” And then in one move he cups my face with his hands and sits us up, crushing his lips onto mine.

My Thoughts
The excerpt above happens to be one of my FAVORITE scenes from HOVER and made me swoon....

The other involves water and made me do this...

The rest of the book had me on the edge of my seat with my heart in my throat and I loved!  

I wanted to high five Ari for her strength, the way she stands up to the uber creepy Zeus was amazing! Her stubbornness makes her brave, but it also makes her all kinds of stupid where Jackson is concerned. I mean, I get it, I do, Jackson lied and lying is not cool on any planet. HOWEVER, he lied in order to protect her and the fact that it takes Ari so.very.long to realize this made me want to grab her by the shoulders and scream, "YOU DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING ARI! NOW GET OVER YOURSELF GIRL BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE, BECAUSE REASONS!!!" *deep breath*

And then there is Jackson. Excuse me while I check all the trees in my neighborhood to see which one will transport me to Loge because I.AM.READY!  If GRAVITY was Ari's story, HOVER is Jackson's. We get a glimpse into who and what has influened his charater as well as his ideals.  Ari gets a better look at Jackson too, and what she sees will have her rethinking all of her feelings for him. (It may also leave her breathless, for reasons.)  

Once again Ari and Jackson will have to find a way to work together if they hope to put a stop to whatever Zeus has planned. It won't be easy, opposition greets them at every turn and the sacrifices may prove too great.  Fast paced, heart thumping action leads to up to an ending that will leave you stunned, dumbfounded and anxious for the next book, which I TOTALLY NEED LIKE YESTERDAY! 

Review also posted at YABC.

About The Author
Melissa lives in a tiny suburb of Atlanta, GA with her husband and daughters. She pretends to like yoga, actually likes shoes, and could not live without coffee. Her writing heroes include greats like Jane Austen and Madeleine L'Engle.

She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and an M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University. Yeah, her blood runs orange.

GRAVITY is her first novel.



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8/12/2013- K-Books- Interview

8/13/2013- Bookish Things & more- Review

8/14/2013- Chocolate Coated Reviews- Guest Post

8/15/2013- Library of a Book Witch- Guest Post

8/16/2013- Step Into Fiction- Interview

8/19/2013- Book Sniffers Anonymous- Review

8/20/2013- Chapter by Chapter- Review

8/21/2013- The Book Hookup- Character Interview

8/22/2013- Jenuine Cupcakes- Guest Post

8/23/2013- The Book Goddess- Review

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

Author: Jojo Moyes 
Publication: June 25, 2013
By: A Penguin Special from Pamela Dorman Books & Viking
5 Stars!

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For fans of Jojo Moyes' Me Before You, who can't wait for her new novel The Girl You Left Behind - out in September - here is an irresistible ebook-only prequel novella, Honeymoon in Paris.

At the heart of Jojo Moyes' heartbreaking new novel, The Girl You Left Behind, are two haunting love stories - that of Sophie and Edouard Lefevre in France during the First World War, and, nearly a century later, Liv Halston and her husband David.

Honeymoon in Paris takes place several years before the events to come in The Girl You Left Behind when both couples have just married. Sophie, a provincial girl, is swept up in the glamour of Belle poque Paris but discovers that loving a feted artist like Edouard brings undreamt of complications. Following in Sophie's footsteps a hundred years later, Liv, after a whirlwind romance, finds her Parisian honeymoon is not quite the romantic getaway she had been hoping for...

This enthralling self-contained story will have you falling in love with Liv and Sophie, and with Paris then and now, and it is the perfect appetizer for the The Girl You Left Behind, a spellbinding story of love, devotion and passion in the hardest of times.


Author: Jojo Moyes
Publication: August 20, 2013
By: Pamela Dorman Books/Penguin
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What happened to the girl you left behind?

In 1916 French artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his wife Sophie to fight at the Front. When her town falls into German hands, his portrait of Sophie stirs the heart of the local Kommandant and causes her to risk everything - her family, reputation and life - in the hope of seeing her true love one last time.

Nearly a century later and Sophie's portrait is given to Liv by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. Its beauty speaks of their short life together, but when the painting's dark and passion-torn history is revealed, Liv discovers that the first spark of love she has felt since she lost him is threatened...

In The Girl You Left Behind two young women, separated by a century, are united in their determination to fight for the thing they love most - whatever the cost.

Thank you Pamela Dorman Books/Penguin and Netgalley for these eARC's. 

Anyone who knows me knows I'm rarely at a loss for words but that's exactly how this story, which began in the prequel novella, has left me. Trying to put my thoughts/feelings/emotions into coherent sentences is quite a challenging task especially when the tears just.won't.stop. I read Jojo Moyes' ME BEFORE YOU and loved it, so when this one was recommended to me, I pounced and have come to the conclusion that I will read anything this woman writes! 

Whether you are a fan of historical fiction or not, (I'm generally not) THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND is a heart achingly gorgeous story of unwavering love and incredible sacrifice. It will pull you in, wrap itself around your heartstrings and refuse to let go until you have laughed, cried and hugged the ones you love just a little bit tighter. 

Trust me when I tell you that YOU NEED THIS BOOK IN YOUR LIFE!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

BLOG TOUR: The Apollo Academy by Kimberly P. Chase

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes! 
This is my stop on The Apollo Academy's Blog Tour!

About The Book
Kimberly P. Chase
Publication: July 24, 2013
Genre: New Adult

As the heiress to Titon Technologies, eighteen-year-old Aurora Titon can have whatever she wantsóclothes, expensive gadgets, anything money can buy. All she really wants is to escape her pampered, paparazzi-prone life for the stars. Becoming the first female pilot to train as an astronaut for the Apollo Academy is exactly the chance for which she has been waiting. Everything would be perfect if it weren't for her unreciprocated crush on a fellow student, the sexy astronaut bent on making her life hell, and the fact that someone keeps trying to kill her.

The first in a four book new adult science fiction series, The Apollo Academy, is an action packed story of love, discovery, and survival.

Book Trailer

The Apollo Academy Playlist
I am a huge fan of playlists and I'm really excited that Kimberly is sharing hers with today!

About the Author

Kimberly P. Chase holds a Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, which basically means she's kind of a geek and loves flying airplanes. Naturally, her books tend to include aviation, hot flight instructors, aviator glasses, and let's not forget kissing! When Kimberly's not writing or reading, she's hanging out with her husband, four-year-old son, and two dogs. 


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Friday, August 16, 2013

Deception (Defiance #2) by C.J. Redwine

Deception (Defiance, #2)
Author: C.J. Redwine
Publication: August 27, 2013
By: Balzar + Bray
4.75 Stars!

Gorgeous cover!

Baalboden has been ravaged. The brutal Commander's whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel, grief stricken over her father's death, needs Logan more than ever. With their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it's up to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival Carrington's army, who is after the device that controls the Cursed One, the group decides to abandon the ruins of their home and take their chances in the Wasteland.

But soon their problems intensify tenfold: someone—possibly inside their ranks—is sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. The chaos and uncertainty of each day puts unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, and it isn't long before they feel their love splintering. Even worse, as it becomes clear that the Commander will stop at nothing to destroy them, the band of survivors begins to question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether, hunted by their enemies and the murderous traitor in their midst, they can make it out of the Wasteland alive.

In this daring sequel to Defiance, with the world they once loved forever destroyed, Rachel and Logan must decide between a life on the run and standing their ground to fight.

Thank you YABC for this ARC and thank you C.J. Redwine for the near heart attack. Seriously, it was awesome.

Three things you should know before reading DECEPTION:
1) People die.
2) It's an excellent sequel!
3) More people die.  
Best Case Scenario: You will love this! DECEPTION is the intense follow up to DEFIANCE, offering near non-stop action, suspense and romance as it delivers one swift blow to the feels after the other. Cinematic world-building sucks you right back into the story told from both Rachel and Logan's POV as they fight to survive another trek through the Wasteland. This time they aren't alone and not only are they fighting an invisible enemy who strikes under the shadow of darkness, Rachel and Logan are also fighting internal battles, ones with the potential to do more damage than the Cursed One and the Commander combined. 

If Logan is Captain Scenario, Rachel is Queen of Denial because girlfriend does a fantastic job of pretending certain things do not bother her. But I get that, I do. Grief is a major buzzkill and really, where is the fun in dealing with stuff that makes you hurt worse than a switch to the face or threatens to leave you a hollowed out shell? (Been there. Done that. Don't care to go for a visit.)  But while Rachel's busy not feeling all her feelings, Logan's trying to take care of her and lead a group of misfit refugees more concerned about who grew up on the wrong side of the trees instead of you know, SURVIVING. (I think Moses had an easier time leading the Israelites out of Egypt.) 
Like most bad guys, the things we try so.very.hard to push away eventually catch up to us and when they do, we're faced with a choice.  We can either allow them to destroy us or restore us making us stronger than we used to be.  The same holds true for Rachel and Logan as their circumstances demand that they face their fears.  Does that mean everything is all rainbows and unicorns? Of course not. In fact, if you're C.J. Redwine, it's a great opportunity to make more people pay, with.their.lives. O.O

I can't wait to see what happens next!
Worst Case Scenario: You won't like this. OR the ending will gut you like a fish Willow catches with her bare hands, the tree lover that you are will balk at the insufficient amount of Quinn-time. This is just an educated guess though, based on the primary factors of...okay, I think you get my point.

Final Verdict: Action-packed and emotionally charged, DECEPTION is an excellent sequel. DEFIANCE fans will not be disappointed!

Favorite Quote(s): "Maybe that's what love is. Giving others the power to hurt you and trusting that they'll use it to heal you instead." 

Review also posted at YABC. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Introducing Cosmo's Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin!
An enticing new e-book line of smexy, contemporary romance stories. 
 The imprint will release an average of two books per month, with the exception of August and November 2013. Cosmopolitan is the world’s largest women’s magazine and the biggest-selling monthly magazine on U.S. newsstands, making it a perfect match for this partnership with Harlequin.

 In celebration of this new imprint, they're kicking things off with two books from #1 New York Times and international bestselling author, Sylvia Day. Both titles will feature characters newly created for the Cosmo–Harlequin series. 

Publication: August 15, 2013 (e-book)

Publication: November 15, 2013 (e-book)

Publication: November 2013 (two-in-one trade paperback)
Afterburn and Aftershock
Sylvia brings readers a sizzling new miniseries about unexpected reunions, bittersweet revenge and the fight for redemption!

About the Author

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over a dozen award-winning novels translated into 40 languages. With millions of copies of her books in print, her work has appeared at the top of multiple international bestsellers lists. She has been a #1 bestseller in 20 countries. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and her work has been honored as Amazon’s Best of the Year in Romance. Sylvia is presently serving as President of Romance Writers of America.

*I had a few minutes to chat with Sylvia at BEA13 and she was a real pleasure.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Running On Empty by Colette Ballard

 Running On Empty by Colette Ballard

"Raw, romantic, and suspenseful!" ~  Katie McGarry, author of Dare You To

Tulip Romance (Imprint of Spencer Hill Press)
Release Date: November 25, 2013
Format: e-book
ISBN: 978-1-939392-81-7
Recommended for ages 16 and up
Cover Designer: Marie Romero

What does it feel like when you die—in those final moments? Do you feel the physical pain, or just the pain of your regrets? What does it feel like when you realize you can’t answer these questions because you’re not the victim?

You’re the killer.

River Daniels lives an ordinary life as a high school junior growing up in the confines of rural Texas until her boyfriend’s brutal attack leaves her both a murderer and a fugitive. When River’s closest girlfriends come to her aid, they make a hasty decision to not only help her, but leave their own troubled lives behind and join in her escape. The girls manage to elude police for months, but with every near-miss, River’s life spirals further out of control, until she finally hits rock bottom. Realizing she must stop endangering her friends and find evidence proving she acted in self-defense, the girls decide to make a risky move. River must face her ugly past and the one person she was protecting the night her world caved in, the guy she has loved for as long as she can remember.


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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Authors Are Rockstars Tour: Myra McEntire

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes!

When I found out I would be hosting Myra McEntire, 
I had my own little dance party...

I threw my hands in the air.

Did a little box step.

And then I checked myself before I wrecked myself.
Three Reasons Myra McEntire is a Rock Star:

1) She's written a fantastic time travel trilogy - Hourglass, Timepiece and Infinityglass -

with swoony boys and lots of kissing. Obviously, she has her prioriteis straight.
2) She's easily relateable, openly sharing about her battle with depression. 
3) If you stalk follow her anywhere on the interwebs, then you know that's she's entertaining. 

4) Kaleb (I know I said, "three", but I do what I want.)

  I've yet to meet Myra in person, but it will happen one day (*crosses fingers*) and when it does, there will be much fangirling on my part!

Myra McEntire Author Photo for RCI

Myra McEntire knows the words to every R&B hit of the last decade, but since she lives in Nashville, the country music capital of America, her lyrical talents go sadly unappreciated. She’s chosen, instead, to channel her “mad word skills” into creating stories.

She’s an avid Doctor Who fan and will argue passionately about which incarnation is the best.

*Interview with Myra McEntire*

Hey Myra!

I can not explain how excited I am to be hosting you! I think the only thing that could top this would be if we actually got to hang out in person while Dr. Dre serenaded us. (Actually, I would probably die right there on the spot.)

You couldn’t die, because if you did we couldn’t impress him with our awesome rap skillz.

By the time this posts,
Infinityglass will be on bookstore shelves. Will this be the final book in the HOURGLASS series or can we expect more?  
This is the final book! There are lots of stories left in the world, and a few I’d love to tell, but it’s time to move on. This question brings about The Feels, because I know what happens to all of the characters. I’ll let you break one of the secrets: Lily has a sister in Cuba. AND a brother.
What's up next for you as far as writing goes?
It’s a crazy, crazy fantasy. That is crazy. I’ve been writing and researching it for five years, and it’s completely different in tone and style from any of the Hourglass books. I haven’t figured out if this is a good or a bad thing, but I’m following the story bliss and hoping it all works out.


*Top Ten Random Facts*

1) Least favorite food to eat. (So we know what NOT to serve you for dinner if you ever come over.)
I’m not a big fan of pimento loaf. My mom served that one Christmas Eve (with other sandwich stuff and soups), and I’ve never quite gotten over it. PIMENTO LOAF. I mean, REALLY.

2) Favorite item of clothing in your closet? 
HOODIES. They are the working writer’s uniform.

3) If you could sing a duet with any artist (living or dead), who would you choose and what song would you sing? 
Eminem. And I think probably, “Endless Love.” I’d like to make him laugh, and giving in to the urge to tickle him could bring about a restraining order.

4) One thing people should know before meeting you in person?
(I always like to warn people that if I am around, awkward is not too far behind.)

I have no idea how to respond to compliments or accept gifts and it makes me super, super awkward. It’s not that I don’t like compliments or gifts, mind you. I’m just bad at them.

5) Favorite Harry Potter character? 
Minerva McGonagall. (Myra McEntire.) I wish I could perfect the down-the-nose-admonishing look. Also, that whole transmogrification thing.

6) Most irrational fear you have? (Mine is Oclophobia - Fear of owls.  I had a bad experience.)  
You’d better stay away from Hogwarts! Mine is not exactly irrational, but I have nightmares about dementia or some kind of disease that could rob my brain before I get all the stories out.

7) Last concert you attended? 
JOHN LEGEND at the Ryman. It was spectacular.

8) Movie you can quote by heart?
When Harry Met Sally! And Wizard of Oz, but my kids get really mad because I sing the songs, too, and I suck at singing. MUCH better dancer. 
9) Favorite dessert? 
ALL THE DESSERTS. But especially crème brulee. (Even though I’m lactose intolerant.)

10) One person you hope to meet before you die? 
J.K. Rowling. But I don’t want to meet her and scream, or just make blubbery noises, or pee my pants and pass out. I want to have coffee, and swipe some DNA from her coffee cup when she’s not looking.

Hey. I don’t write sci-fi for nothing.

1 signed copy of Infinityglass
Must be 13 years old to enter
U.S. Only
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you Two Chicks on Books and Fiktshun for allowing me to take part in this tour! Thank you Myra McEntire for being made of awesome!