Friday, April 22, 2016

Listing It: Purple Covers (Few of my favorite purple covers!)

Listing It topic is Purple Covers! So, purple is my favorite colors and it's only right that my first Listing It topic it Purple Covers. I'm share with you a few, just a few of my favorite covers that has the color theme of purple! Some I've read while others are on my TBR list.
So, let me know if there is any you think I should of added and what it your favorite purple cover?

I haven't read this one yet, but oh I want to. The different purple shades are my favorite part, with the write lnes just make the purple stand out more!

Another one I haven't read but I love the purple and pink play on this cover. So simple but so sick!

I love this book! The story, the cover all play well together!

This is my favorite poetry book. It's filled with poetry and quotes by the poet!

This light gray purple is a story I haven't read but enjouy the cover!

I love Kiera Cass and can't wait to read this book. But I have to say this cover... oh my, just breathtaking!

I love Hilary Duff, so when I found out she was writing a book I knew I had to get it. It is one of my favorite purple book on my shealves!

I haven't read this one but this cover is amazing! I can't help but think of how this book looks wonderful!

Under water purple could be one of my favorite purples! I love the feel of this cover!

The changing purples from dark to light makes this over one of my favorites. I haven't read the book but this cover makes me want to read it!

I LOVE Sarah Dessen! She has so many differeny covers but I really enjoy this one as I feel that this cover fits this story prefect!

Review: Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse

From award-winning author A.L. Kennedy, an original Doctor Who novel featuring the beloved Fourth Doctor, as played by Tom Baker.
“I shall make you the jewel at the heart of the universe.”

Something distinctly odd is going on in Arbroath. It could be to do with golfers being dragged down into the bunkers at the Fetch Brothers’ Golf Spa Hotel, never to be seen again. It might be related to the strange twin grandchildren of the equally strange Mrs Fetch--owner of the hotel and fascinated with octopuses. It could be the fact that people in the surrounding area suddenly know what others are thinking, without anyone saying a word.

Whatever it is, the Doctor is most at home when faced with the distinctly odd. With the help of Fetch Brothers’ Junior Receptionist Bryony, he’ll get to the bottom of things. Just so long as he does so in time to save Bryony from quite literally losing her mind, and the entire world from destruction.

Because something huge, ancient and alien lies hidden beneath the ground and it’s starting to wake up…


I have read so many Doctor Who books and was looking forward to this one for the simple reason that it was longer. And I have to say that I was glad I read it. I enjoyed the pace (I have a mixed feeling about the pacing, at times I love it at other were a bit slow.) characters and the overall feel of the book. I love this cover, this is a beautiful cover.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cover Talk: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

I am here to fangirl over this cover. The day it was to come out it go pushed back another day.

But now it's here!! 

Also, if you have not read the sneak peek, click on over here to read it.

Now the cover talk!!!

Where do I start? Let's begin with the cover altogether. The flow of it from the font to the colors; everything just fit perfectly. Let's talk colors this book color is made up of four basic it black, white red and teal! Oh, the teal, this cover is mainly teal and it's breathtaking. For me this color sets the whole mood of this cover. I don't think it would be as amazing with any other color. The play of red and teal gives it a classic feel.
Font for me is thee most important part of a book cover. It sets the whole stage for the story. I like the white font. I like how there is two different main title fonts. It gives me a mystery vibe. Because it's so simple gives me such a powerful  feeling of unsureness.
Now time for the art, the photo. I love this girl/woman. She look like she can kick butt and looks good doing it. I love the red lips, cheeks, buttons and necklace are just enough of red that it stands out and draws the reader to the read. And I can't but think what does the red stand for in this book.
Now for the dress. I love how it flows down and the base of the dress is the city. I think it may be at night because of how the windows glow. Oh, I love how you can see the dress ripples and lines over the buildings!
Time to talk about those hands. First, these were like my teenage dream glaves. I wanted a pair like that so bad when I was in high school! Time to talk about that little, but not so little knife/dagger. It’s set just right, how her finger is setting just on the point it’s like she’s saying, mess with me, I dare you.
Love how powerful, yet so much class this cover has.There is just so much I enjoy about this cover! 

Let me know what you guys think! Please go and read the sneak peek and follow Kerri Maniscalco on Twitter!

Young Knights of the Round Table Blog Tour #Giveaway

TITLE – Young Knights of the Round Table: The King’s Ransom
AUTHOR – Cheryl Carpinello
GENRE – Middle Grade Arthurian Legend
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 120 Pages
PUBLISHER – Beyond Today Educator
COVER ARTIST – Kaytalin Platt

Book Information:

Book Blurb

Three friends. Three quests. Three mysterious predictions.

In medieval Wales, eleven-year-old Prince Gavin, thirteen-year-old orphan Philip, and fifteen-year-old blacksmith's apprentice Bryan are brought together in friendship by one they call the Wild Man. When an advisor to the king is killed and a jewelled medallion is stolen from the king's treasury, the Wild Man is accused of the theft and murder. Filled with disbelief at the arrest of the Wild Man, the three friends embark upon a knight's quest to save their friend's life. To succeed, the three must confront their fears and insecurities, and one of them will have to disclose the biggest secret of all. Join Gavin, Philip, and Bryan on their quest and share the adventures that await them in the land of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Formats: All eBooks formats and paperback

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Though he tried to keep track of the turns Gavin made, Philip became lost as they went

down a set of stairs to the right and then took another staircase up and turned left. They seemed to be walking in circles.

Gavin stopped in front of a tapestry whose bright colors had long ago faded. Still visible,

however, was the scene depicting a royal stag. Philip recognized the stag, its proud head held high, its regal stance, and its color...white.

Even he had heard of the white stag. The tales told of kings whose hunts for the animal had destroyed their kingdoms. It was said only the one true king of all Britain would succeed in capturing the white stag. And, if the king released the stag, his kingdom would stand forever, his descendants ruling until none were left. There was talk among the villagers that King Arthur had done just that, and he was the true king of all Britain.

Gavin’s hand on his arm pulled Philip back from his musings. Gavin raised a corner of the tapestry and disappeared behind it. Philip followed, trembling as he touched the cloth of legend.


“Won’t you be missed?” Bryan asked. “You won’t be back before dark.”

Gavin shook his head. “Not tomorrow. The king still has a castle to run, my brothers will be out with the knights, and my mother will be busy with the funeral for Aldred.”
The look of concern in his friends’ faces forced him to go on. “I’ll be all right,” he said,
trying to reassure them. “We swore the Knight’s Oath to save the Wild Man. We have no choice. I have no choice. This is my test to see if I can be a true prince of Pembroke.” He paused and then added softly, “I have to do this.”
“We know,” Philip said.
“Be careful. Don’t get caught tomorrow,” Bryan warned.
They shook hands, and Gavin watched his friends go their separate ways. Once alone, doubt edged into his thoughts. The memories of his nightmares made him tremble. He shook off the fear and then stood and stared at the castle, afraid he might not see it again.
“I wonder if this is how a knight feels on the eve of battle?” he said. “You can do this,
Gavin,” he continued. “You are a Pembroke Prince, and the Wild Man’s life hangs on your courage.”

Author Information


I am a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those young-at-heart to read more through my Quest Books set in these worlds.

Also please visit my other sites: Carpinello’s Writing Pages where I interview Childrens/Tween/MG/YA authors; and The Quest Books where I’ve teamed up with Fiona Ingram from South Africa and Wendy Leighton-Porter of Abu Dhabi to enable readers to find our Ancient and Medieval quest books in one place.


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Interview with Author N Kuhn

Today I have a special treat! An interview with author N Kuhn

Elle: Tell a little about yourself. 

N Kuhn: I’m a single mom. I work from home so I can be with my mini me when she’s not in school. Besides writing, I run a full
advertising and promotional company for authors. I PA for some amazing women like Desiree Holt and Carly Phillips. I enjoy reading as much as writing, although I write romance, I prefer to read horror! I live in a small town and love it!  

Elle: What can you tell us about your books? 

N Kuhn: I vary. Some are Romantic Suspense. I’ve always loved action movies and try to bring that to my books. Strong men who are loyal, not jerks. As having left a domestic violence marriage, I try to bring the type of men to my books that I would want in my future. 

Elle: If a fiction writer, is any part of your book based on events in your life? 

N Kuhn: In Bare Christmas, there’s domestic violence in the beginning. The opening scene (minus how it ends) is something I went through with my ex husband. That book means a lot to me and is why I donate proceeds from it to a local DV Shelter in my
area. There are other experiences in my books. Personal things, I try to put something of my self into my characters or plot. 

Elle: What was the greatest challenge you faced with publishing your work? 

N Kuhn: Finding time to write! With having a 5 year old running around, wanting to play, running my company and still finding time for family, it’s hard for me to sit and write for hours at a time. I do a lot of writing from my phone on the go, while getting my daughter from school, or sitting at her ballet class. 

Elle: What are you currently working on? 

N Kuhn: Right now, I’m writing Going to the Chapel for Melody Anne’s Billionaire Universe Kindle World that launches later this month. I’ll also be writing a book for June, for Ruth Cardello’s Lone Star Burn Kindle World. 

Elle: Do you have an interesting writing quirk?  

N Kuhn: Not really. I’ve written books while my toddler watched Mickey Mouse Club House. I’ve written books while sitting at Starbucks. There’s not anything I really do every time I write or that I need. 

Elle: Do you have a favorite author or book? 

N Kuhn: Nelson Demille. I love his mix of conspiracy, military and sarcastic asshole characters! I fell in love with him when I watched The General’s Daughter with John Travolta. And then went to read everything he’s ever written. 

Elle: Describe yourself in three words. 

N Kuhn: Mommy want coffee

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Quiz: Can you guess the book covers from just a short description?

Quiz: Can you guess the book covers from just a short description?

Congratulations! You got:8/10

 My Thoughts! 

This was an other easy one. I got all but two and the two are ones the A. I've never heard of so B I haven't read. Either then that it was simple and fun!

Please feel free to take the quiz and share it here with me! I'd love to know what you go!

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