Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
My life is spinning, spinning, spinning.
I kind of want to climb in a hole and hibernate for six months.
Except I can't, 'cause I have too much to do.
Do you ever feel like there is so much going on that you can't possibly keep up and the ends of your nerves are splitting and if one more thing gets added to the mix you'll explode?
Okay. Now that I got that off my chest, I'm off to the gym. As long as I don't fall over from all the spinning.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Congratulations to the Breathless Reads Winners!
And they are:
Michael Di Gesu (ACROSS THE UNIVERSE)
Elizabeth Mueller (MATCHED)
Becky Wallace (THE REPLACEMENT)
Jewel Allen (THE ETERNAL ONES)
L. Diane Wolfe (NIGHTSHADE)
They have been notified and their books will be mailed to them this week.
Thanks to everyone who entered. I can't say enough how much I appreciate all my bloggie friends for stopping by. You have made a definite difference. So, thank you all!
Monday, March 7, 2011
It's Here! It's Finally Here! The Breathless Reads Giveaway is here!
I decided, as a thank you to all of my followers, especially all my new Crusader friends, I would host this giveaway. Thank you, my favorite peeps!
To win one of these five amazing books, make sure you are a follower (old followers get an extra entry) and fill out the form below. The giveaway goes from Monday, March 14 to Friday, March 18 at midnight. I will post the winners on Monday, March 21. Five of you will win one of these books. Make sure to list your preferences in order on the form.
Thanks and have a great week!
Keep going. It's way down at the bottom of the page.
Friday, March 4, 2011
I recently participated in a blog tour for the novel JOURNEY OF HONOR by Jaclyn Hawkes. (Please note—there are some brief spoilers.)
The jacket copy reads, in part:
"Thoroughly disillusioned with the ugliness and cruelty of slavery in the South, Trace Grayson leaves his young medical career to go west, hoping to leave bigotry and hatred behind. He begins taking goods by teamster train to sell in the territories. However, this fourth time across, in July of 1848, he's stuck in St. Joseph, Missouri, waiting for enough wagons to join the train so that they can leave."
Giselle is a seventeen-year old young woman who joined the LDS church in Holland, was disowned by her family and came to America with her grandparents. She is attacked by a mob of Mormon haters and finds herself pregnant. Her abuser accuses her of stealing from him just as they are preparing to leave Missouri for the West.
Trace and Giselle are thrown together and must push westward before winter strands them in the Rocky Mountains. They experience several different challenges along the way to their destination, one of which takes her grandparents in death. They are both likeable characters. Trace is a caring, hard-working man and Giselle is a feisty, beautiful young woman. I enjoy historical fiction and the premise of this story interested me.
I was disappointed to find I didn't care enough about the characters to really feel for them. When her grandparents died, I should have been devastated by her loss, but I found myself not caring about them as much as I had hoped. I think part of the reason for this is that the characters didn't have any flaws and I didn't really have a chance to get to know the grandparents. Trace and Giselle were challenged by events surrounding them, but not by their imperfections.
Their journey and wondering how the author would handle their relationship kept me reading.
If you are interested in reading this book, you can find it here.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Thanks to the awesome Trisha for the wonderful Stylish Blogger Award!
I'm supposed to list seven things about myself, but I've been doing that a lot lately, and I'm sure you would all be quite ill at hearing more, so I'll skip that and move on to those lucky people to which I've given the award.
Jess at Falling Leaflets
Jill at Musings By Me
Michelle Davidson Argyle at The Innocent Flower
Michelle Merrill at Perfecting the Craft
Also, I'm having a Giveaway. So, you really will want to stay tuned for that. Here's a hint: Five Breathless Books