Monday, March 30, 2015

The Prison of Oblivion Blog Tour


The Prison of Oblivion by Izi Vasileva
Book Blurb:
Storm Earls is a young teenage girl from London, whose parents work for a hi-tech science company. After her parents get involved in a dangerous project creating the most addictive drug ‘Oblivion’, Storm is sent on a deserted island as insurance for her parents’ continuous collaboration on the project.

On the island the young girl’s curiosity takes over her and she begins to uncover facts about her life that up until now she has been oblivious to.

Eager to find out more and get back home, Storm takes on a dangerous journey filled with battles against a multimillionaire corporation and the wildlife of the island. Along the way the young teenager finds a lost friend of hers, while making new friendships and even finding love for the first time. But with finding friends comes losing friends.

Who will Storm lose and would she ever be able to return to London?



Author’s bio:

Izabel (Izi) Vasileva was born Apr 1991 in Bulgaria, where she grew up surrounded by loving friends and family, who have always encouraged her to follow her dreams and always supported her decision despite the fact how crazy they were sometimes.

At the age of 18 she decided to move to UK to study and follow her dreams, that’s when a lot of people she knew told her ‘You can’t do it.’. Izi as stubborn as she stood her ground and told them ‘Just watch me.’, which is what she says every time someone doubts her abilities.

In 2009 she moved to Canterbury, where on her own she faced the challenges of being independent and living away from home. She learned quickly to adapt and made many new friends along the way.

Books have been a passion of hers for a while. She likes to get lost between the pages of a good fiction. Her favorites are YA novel and the very first book that captured her attention completely was Twilight.

After some unfortunate events with one of her friends, Izi finally decided to put the idea, which has been in her head for couple of months, on paper. That’s how Izi’s first novel The Prison of Oblivion was born.

The author loves expressing her feeling through her stories, but fully realizes that she needs to write more and learn more about writing before she becomes one of the authors, who readers truly admire.To all the readers the author says ‘If you like fiction and YA novel, give me a chance.’.



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Thursday, March 26, 2015

#LETSBUYONEDIRECTION


It’s a sad day in the world for all 1D fans. But things just chances fans are hyped about rising and trying to buy out Modest Management. The bands management at the time. The fans believe if they do it will/might bring back band member Zayn Malik.

Now, I love One Direction and have for years, yes my heart is broken, like someone tossed a rock though a window. But what does thousands, millions of fans know about owning a band of managing one. I don’t want the band to end because of something we, the fans, did wrong. If there was a plan that I knew, the band knew, would work then I could see this working. But Zayn left because his heart told him to, I would do anything to get him back in the band but taking over a band by us, the fans, might to work or help. 

What do we know about tours, booking them, how to set us the stage, getting the guys on tour, their taxes, rumors, crazy stockers, food, traveling, how much each member get per song, shirt sold, book sold. Where would the first show be how long? Where would the guys stay? What interview would they do in that town? What if they miss a flight? Movie premiere? Album release parties? The list goes on and on. This is why bands get managers who’s been in the music world, or at less to college if this area or who has had family in the business and learned it from their family. It’s a business, I’ve started my own business and its hard work and all a do is promote authors, I can’t even think about how hard it would be to manage the world famous band. I've study this area before, at one points I wanted in the music business, and help manage and record music but I didn't and that's not because it's hard, even though it's very hard, but because I found a different, more strong passion in writing. The point is its hard, so, so, so hard. If it was so easy don’t you think that other fans would have bought their bands before us? I know we are an army and strong, loving, caring, crazy, fun, wild, funny, dreamers, we are the 'we can do anything army'. We are a fan-base that has always been their for the guys, for other fans, it's a family. I would hate to see, we the fans, take over the band and take it down hill. We need to know stuff before we can take it over. It’s like a car you don’t just buy one and then go onto the high, your parents teach, you take a driving class. 

 I love the idea of the band being happier. More say in their music and shows; together with their fans and the fans have more say too. Where the guys can have more say when they work, see their family’s more and all that stuff. But there is some, some many unanswered. I believe we the fans can easily raise the money for this but I would hate for us to jump out of the plane without a parachute. I know this will make millions mad at me but I am a, some-what grow-up, who sees millions and millions of fans with a dream that could lead the band down two roads…one with a plan and one without; I just want to know that there is a plan that has a solid layout to it before we all jump and loss our band, the one that we see from the start, one that we as fans, the fans, built. 

      Once a fan always a fan!
     I love this fan-base!
   Directioner,
 KayCee K. 
     
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ten Books From Our Childhood/Teen Years We'd Like To Revisit


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish.

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!


 

Yes, Harry Potter! Why not? No matter how many times I read them I still love them and want to read them more! These books are what taught me to love to read. I've read these books more then one and will reread Harry Potter books many more times.




I first read Dairy Queen when I was about 15 and then the others soon after once I was able to get my hands on them. I love the lead and the world she lives in. As well as how much sports play into these books.




 How many what can I say! I was a huge Princess Diaries, I've read all of them! This lead me to the path of reading more Meg Cabot books. I have loved almost every book of hers I read. I still read Meg Cabot books!

I tried to read all of The Baby-Sitters Club books, but there are so many and there not easy to come by but I've read so many, enjoyed so many. These are books that I would like to read more of.



Aww, what can I say. If you knew how many times I've read Romeo and Juliet. It's just may all time favorite love story that makes me cry. It's so well written and the characters are amazing. I love William Shakespeare! I'll stop here before I go on to much. But if you have not you should read Romeo and Juliet... I'm just sayin.





Tiger Eyes was about my first YA book I read when I was about 12-13. I was hooked. This is were my YA love started... There was just something in these pages that pulled me in. I've read it twice and have enjoyed it both times. It's a simple book that's amazing.  




Someone Like You, started my Sarah Dessen love! Oh, I feel hard for this book and other of Sarah Dessen's books. I remember I read like four of her books one month in the summer I was 15 I think. But anyways the way she writes her characters are why I was pulled into Someone Like You and Sarah Dessen's other books. So, I'd like to reread Someone Like You and her others.









 



Avalon High was the fourth non Princess Diaries book I read. This is one of my all time favorite books by Meg Cabot. I would so much like to reread this one. It is my kind of book the fantasy, today's world with a twist.





Rumble Fish is one of my favorite book S.E. Hinton. I like that characters in this book. S.E. Hinton was one of the first Young Adult author's I read. S.E. Hinton is a simply amazing writer that I like quite a bit and would love to reread this book and others.




The Boxcar Children are amazing! I love them. The first time I heard them was in 1st grade when they were being read to me at story time. I would love so, so much to reread them. They are one of my favorites.






What are some of your past books you would like to revisit?




Monday, March 23, 2015

At First Sight Blog Tour



Based on past relationships, Shane Nicholls is convinced that all women are trouble. He avoids drama at all costs, but somehow it seems to find him around every corner.

Can Annie and Shane break through all the obstacles, twists and turns of the dating world and find themselves in one another’s arms or will stubborn pride tear them apart? Annie and Shane find that love at first sight really can happen if you truly believe. 
Annie Morgan, a romantic at heart, is holding out for the singular idea of love at first sight. Making a deal with her best friend, Annie reluctantly agrees to go on exactly five online dates out of seventy-six potential suitors.









EXCERPT

Johnny’s was packed. Standing on line to place her order, Annie took in her surroundings. Just as the owner, Johnny, was coming over to take her order, something caught Annie’s eye. The guy near the window, he seemed familiar somehow. Where had she seen him before? He was eating dinner with a pretty brunette. He lifted his head to look at Annie as their eyes locked. On no! It was the guy from the mall, the one she bumped into. She quickly spun around, knocking right into the waitress who was carrying a tray of soft drinks.

Soda soaked her shirt and dripped onto the floor. The waitress was clearly annoyed and appeared like she would have loved to tell Annie off. Instead she rolled her eyes and ran to get a towel. If Annie thought she was embarrassed before, it was nothing compared to how she felt now. Every eye in the place was on her, including the guy from the mall. Helpless to do anything else, she grabbed some napkins and bent down to sop up some of the mess.

“It seems you have a knack for causing a scene everywhere you go.” It was his voice. The voice that filled her head with inappropriate thoughts, with longing. What was she thinking? Did she dare look up? His gaze was a magnet, forcing her to meet his eyes.

His eyes were a warmer brown than she had remembered, drawing her in.

“I...uh...”

“I’m joking. Here, let me help you with that.” He grabbed the napkins from her hand. The heat between them jolted her back. She moved quickly, surprised he could evoke such a reaction from her. Nobody had ever made her feel so exposed before. What was going on here? Annie felt foolish.

“I’m Shane. Shane Nicholls.” He extended his hand to her. They must have appeared to be quite the sight, bending over to clean up the mess while shaking hands.

“Annie.” Annie remembered her new rules of safety in the dating world. One of them was she would not reveal her last name or any other personal information until she was sure the guy wasn’t a stalker or anything.

“Annie. It suits you, I like it.” Annie had almost forgot about the woman waiting for Shane at the table near the window. She glanced over and took in a tight-lipped woman. It hit Annie that this woman was not the same stunning woman from the mall. Hmm, she had met his type before. This guy had “player” written all over him. She quickly brushed herself off and excused herself.“Hey, Annie. Wait.” He reached for her hand. Annie forgot all about placing her order and made a beeline for the door. She didn’t look back. Well, Annie figured, it looked like it would be Chinese food tonight.







Sunday, March 22, 2015

Devon's Choice Blog Tour





Back Cover Blurb:

Life holds no surprises for Devon Murphy. Her life consists of keeping tabs on her aging Irish father, working part time at a coffee shop, and building her online graphics design business. Devon’s only tricky situation is a shallow relationship with the pampered and affluent Michael Turner, who sees her as just another woman to conquer.

Following his father’s death, Brandon’s only goal is to expand the family business and live life on his own terms. That is, until he walks into the coffee shop one snowy evening and meets the enchanting, red-haired barista behind the counter. But can Devon and Brandon’s attraction for each other be strong enough to help erase their deepest disappointments and renew their faith in God?

Author Bio:

Catherine grew up in Ohio where she currently lives with her husband and two rescue Labradors. Some of her favorite things include reading, shopping, pepperoni pizza, Hershey bars and hanging out with her two grown sons.

Growing up an only child, Catherine loved to read which fueled her desire to write. It was many years later that her dream of becoming a published author came true.
 



EXCERPT:



Once they got to the park, Devon unhooked his leash. The dog ran in the snow and stopping abruptly, he turned, tongue out and ears perked. Brandon reached down and patted snow into a ball and threw it far beyond Bubby, who took off after it. After a few more throws, they left the dog to himself and walked along the brick path to a bench. Brandon brushed the snow off with his gloved hand and they sat down. Bubby played some more, then lay with his head up and ears alert.

“I’m curious,” Brandon said, leaning forward with his elbows on his knees. “I may be out of line to ask you, but what kind of relationship do you have with this Michael guy?” He looked sideways to see her worrying her bottom lip and hoped he was going to get a truthful statement.

“It’s pretty shallow, really. We’ve never discussed being an exclusive couple. He travels a lot with his company and I figure he probably goes out with other women, and not just for business if you know what I mean. Once he practically admitted to it.”

“What kind of job does he have?”

Devon, who’d been watching the dog, turned to look at him. “He’s the Executive Vice President for Turner Construction. His father owns the company.”

Brandon drew himself back. “Turner Construction! That’s the largest construction company in the Midwest.”

“So, you’ve heard of it?”

“Yes, my dad had some experience with them.”

“So was it a good experience?”

Brandon shrugged. “I really couldn’t say.” Then, hoping to refocus her attention, he asked, “How’d you ever meet him anyway?”

“He hit my car in a parking lot. Not very romantic.”

Brandon looked over at her neutral expression. Whatever kind of relationship she had with Michael Turner didn’t seem to be making her happy. At that moment, all he wanted to do was to make her forget all about the jerk.

As if sensing him watching her, Devon turned her head enough to make eye contact with him. The faint, milky glow from the streetlight showed enough of her features for him to see a soft blush warm her cheeks. Under her dark lashes, he watched her sea green eyes glint invitingly as her soft lips turned up at the corners. In that moment, his resolve to keep the date on a friendly level came crashing down.




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