Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 9 - Special Guests!

Day 9! Doing something a little different today. I interviewed two aspiring authors who are currently co-writing a novel. Keep reading… there are some fun questions ahead… AND one of my favorite fictional characters came up in this Q&A! *laughs*


Welcome Amanda and Jessica!

Tell us about what made you start writing.

Amanda: It's something we have wanted to do for a really long time and when Jessica approached me about this amazing idea she had and we started brainstorming- it immediately took on a life of its own. So it was something we both knew we had to attempt.

As an aspiring author, what are some of the obstacles you have run into so far?

Amanda: Being that we are co-writing a series together, we have run into some scheduling conflicts and having to make sure that we are on the same page with the characters and plot development. But we see eye-to-eye on most of it. Also, the series we are writing involves a lot of mythology and the research can be pretty overwhelming at times.

Do you have any tips for other aspiring authors?

Amanda: Write something every single day. It doesn't matter if it is only a sentence and makes absolutely no sense whatsoever make sure you write something every single day.

I agree 100%. Sometimes you may think that you have nothing to write and then you sit down and 5 pages later… :)


What is your favorite thing about writing?

Amanda: Your imagination is your only limit. You can go anywhere and do anything, create a new world, new characters, new fiction, and an entire new genre if you like. Basically, you can do anything you want within the scope of your mind. And a great writer can, not only take you on a journey through their imagination but can also make you imagine your own scenarios within their world.

Jessica: Agree with everything Amanda said. It is a way to live a completely different life than the one you have. You can live vicariously through each character you write about. Just because you can’t afford that romantic get away to Ireland or Italy doesn’t mean you can’t have one of the best vacations ever, probably even better…your characters have only an income budget of whatever you decide it to be.

Tell us about what you are working on right now.

Amanda: I'm only going to tell you that it involves three incredibly close friends who are thrown into a world that no one believes in anymore and that it will have everything that we (as in Jessica and myself) love in some of our favorite books i.e. romance, intrigue, some really kick-ass bad to the bone women (and men), wit, charm, good v. evil, life and death, etc.

Keeping it mysterious… I like it!

What is your favorite genre and why?

Amanda: Paranormal Romance. It's got everything a person could want in a great book. Mystery, intrigue, romance, science fiction, great characters, usually good v. evil, and I have found that, so far, (and this is just my own personal opinion) the storylines tend to me more unique.

Jessica: Same for me. There is no limitation to what you do or where you can go.

What are your last/current/future reads?

Amanda: I am currently reading the Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead. And there are simply too many books on my "to read" list right now! There are so many interesting books and so little time!!!

Jessica: I am currently reading the Succubus Series by Richelle Mead. After this I will re-read the Hunger Games (I like to do this before the movie versions come out). After that I hope to pick up the Highlander Series.

What are your top 3 favorite books? … and you are welcome… I thought it would be unfair to ask you to pick just one. *winks *

Amanda:

1. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

2. The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

3. The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

(I know- that is technically 19 books, but it's like picking a favorite chocolate or shoe- I can't choose just one)!!!!

Jessica:

1. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

2. The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

3. A tie for third place, between the Hunger Games; House of Night series and the Tudors era books from Philippa Gregory.


Now, my favorite question: If you could go on a date with a book character, who would that character be and why? (Make sure to tell us what book the character belongs to.)

Amanda: This is a really hard question and I think my answer may surprise a lot of people. There are simply so many amazing book characters to choose from…. Dimitri from Vampire Academy; Shane or Michael from the Morganville Vampire series; ALL of the men created by Karen Marie Moning (including but not limited to Drustan, Daegus, Cian, Christian, Ryodan, V'lane, and Barrons); Roger from the Outlander Series; Nicholas from the Imprinted Souls series, etc. However, I think the date would go to Jamie Fraser from the Outlander Series. He is this Scottish-Highland warrior from the 18th century that is intelligent, funny, sweet, charming, ruggedly handsome, witty, and an honorable man who has a passion for life. His family is more important to him than anything else and he sacrifices and shoulders a huge burden to make sure that they are taken care of. Oh, and did I mention that he a Scottish warrior?!?!

Jessica: No way I can answer with just one guy. Dimitri from Vampire Academy; ALL of the men created by Karen Marie Moning (including but not limited to Drustan, Daegus, Cian, Christian, Ryodan, V'lane, and Barrons); I honestly can’t choose between Barrons or Cian. My husband says I have multiple personalities, so I guess one appeals to each one of my personalities.


What would be the perfect date with the character above?

Amanda: Well, horseback riding through the Scottish Highlands while the heather is blooming, then on to a picnic where I could just listen to his Scottish burr for a few hours while he tells stories of growing up in the Highlands. Then I would ask him to teach me how to fight. Which would probably make him laugh but he would do it. Hopefully, he would call me Sassenach (just once would be enough for me).

Jessica: Barrons…never leaving his bedroom or his garage (the floor with the cars in it, not the rooms below the garage). Cian, curled up in his arms in front of a roaring fire while he reads out loud to me. He could probably read the periodic table of elements to me and it wouldn’t bother me, but hopefully something a little more romantic.

Is there a character that annoys or who you just want to smack every once in a while? * laughs *

Amanda: Lol. Yes, I have wanted to smack a few characters! But that is actually a good thing. If I am so engrossed in a book that I want to smack a fictional character, then kudos to that author for making the books so emotionally real.

Jessica: All of my favorite books have been thrown across the room (or the iPad gets taken away from me very quickly) I yell at my books all the time. So yes there are plenty of characters that annoy me, but that is one of the things I love so much about books, I want all emotions to come out while reading not just a few.

If you were a book character in a paranormal novel, what kind of supernatural would you be and what kind of power would you have?

Amanda: Wow…. This is a really hard question. I think I would want the ability to read minds as long as I also had the ability to turn it off…. I think it could really come in handy sometimes. But I also just finished the Georgina Kinkaid series who had the ability to shape-shift which could also be a lot of fun!

Jessica: Shape- shifting would be fun but one thing I like so much about the House of Night series is that Zo has control of all five of the elements but I am not sure if I could choose what type of supernatural I would want to be.


In you opinion what is the best movie adaptation of a book that you've read?

Amanda: So far, it has been Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. All of the Harry Potter films stayed relatively very accurate and true to J.K. Rowling's books and the adaptation was amazing. I watch them almost every time they are on and own all of them and I still find them as entertaining as I did the first 100 times I saw them. However, I am really looking forward to the Hunger Games and to the Fever series.

Jessica: I honestly can’t say it any better than Amanda except that I watch a HP movie every night to fall asleep to.

Is there a book you’d like to see as a movie and do you have a dream-cast for it?

Amanda: I would really like to see the Morganville Vampire series become a tv show… I would also like to see Imprinted Souls (Alex Pettyfer for Nicholas, anyone?!?!) as well as the Dark Hunter Series. I was hoping and praying for the Fever Series and those prayers were recently answered because Dreamworks has announced that they are making them.

Okay… I LOVE this answer. *laughs* Morganville needs to be a TV show. Even if each book was to be one movie… there is just too much to cover. Imprinted Souls and Alex Pettyfer as Nicholas… YES, PLEASE! *laughs* I’m curious about the Fever series as a movie… just like Morganville, it has too much to cover. I personally think that the Fever Series would be an awesome HBO series, but I will take the movie too. *winks*

Jessica: I would like the House of Night series to be made into a television show (not a movie) and have long had the cast picked out. The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory, I have about half of the cast picked out.

I think House of Night would be good as either, but I hope they rush to book 3… the movie needs Stark! *laughs*


Paper or e-book?

Amanda: Paper. I love the convenience of e-books (and the fact that they are cheaper) but I love the way books feel and smell. I love having to turn the page and feeling their weight in your hands. I have switched to e-books because they are better for the environment and they are more convenient but there are certain authors that I will continue to buy the paper versions of their books. I also really like looking at my bookshelves and saying "wow, I've read all of those!"

Jessica: Paper, I am addicted to the smell of that paper and the more worn out the book the better. I like having an actual library. The e-Books are convenient but I want my grandchildren to know what an actual book feels like.

Standalone or Series?

Amanda: Series. I hate it when I love something and it ends too soon!!!

Jessica: Series. I really enjoyed the Dark Hunter series having each book be centered around a different character but all of them interacting together in each of the books.

Cliffhangers: yes or no?

Amanda: Yes, even though there have been several that have literally driven me insane! Completely and totally insane!!!!

*hides* I didn’t have anything to do with that, did I?

Jessica: Yes and no. I read a trilogy once and when I got to the end of the 3rd book in the series and realized that there was either a mistake with the copy of the book I had or what. I had to wait over a year to find out that there was indeed being a fourth book and it took another year for it to be published…I haven’t even picked it up to read it yet. I will most likely have to read the first 3 again.

Is there a book you wish you had written?

Amanda: Oh yes, many, many, many of them! Why, do you want me to name them?

*laughs* …because it is fun making you choose.

Jessica: Once again I completely agree with Amanda on this but The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I want to re-write the last 15 pages of that book so bad.

*laughs* My husband would agree with you on that one. He didn’t want it to be over… well… neither did I, but I was happy with how it ended.

Monday, December 19, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Days 6...7... 8 - Meet the Blogger


Okay... so I skipped a few days! I was doing so good too! *laughs* Guess I should probably share some Nephilim (Academy of the Fallen) excerpts this week to make up for it. *winks*

I'm super excited about today's meet the blogger aka book pimp, and here are the top two reasons: she lives in Va Beach AND she LOVES pretty shoes as much as I do.

Welcome Louise from Between the Covers!


Tell us about your blog and how you got started.

Between the Covers was started in 2010 as the brain child of many conversations between myself and one of my besties. The fact that I was heavily medicated from spinal surgery might have had something to do with it, too. *laughs* Anyway, we are both major book junkies and book pushers, so we decided to put our super powers to good use and start a book blog. BtC is the end result.

What are some of your favorite things about running a book blog?

Interaction with authors and other bloggers. Constant book talk. Having a forum where my refusal to acknowledge that my favorite characters are fictional is accepted. *grins*

...but they are real! *laughs*

What is your favorite genre and why?

Paranormal. I love the “what ifs” that are available in that genre, and have always been fascinated by the things that go bump in the dark... vamps, weres, ghosts... you name it, I want to know about it.

What are your last/current/future reads?

Last: Lover Eternal

Current: Lover Awakened

Future: Lover Revealed

What are your top 3 favorite books? … and you are welcome… I thought it would be unfair to ask you to pick just one. *winks *

*drafts divorce papers* LMAO It is so wrong to make me pick books. They are like much loved friends! *tries not to cry* Okay... here goes. Not necessarily in order:

1. Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

2. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

So, how many times have we drafted divorce papers? *laughs* I will call for irreconcilable differences due to our weather disagreements. I still say that snow is awesome!

Anyway... *disregards yet another divorce threat* If you could interview one author that you haven’t already, who would it be?

*gah* I struggled with this question even more than I did with the fave books one. My dream interview would be with J.K. Rowling, but... In the end I managed to put my personal fangirl desire to ask MY questions aside, and decided that Jeaniene Frost is an author I would love to be able to interview. She has multiple series, but always has interesting, well developed characters. Her stories are interesting, the writing quick and fun. Overall, she is one of my favorite authors for many reasons and I’d enjoy the chance to interview her.

Now, my favorite question: If you could go on a date with a book character, who would that character be and why? (Make sure to tell us what book the character belongs to.)

Oh, wow... there are so many good choices! Anyone who has read BDB knows that any of the brothers would do anything for their females, so they would be a dream date. Bones (Night Huntress series) would make the date exciting. Adam (Southern Vampire Mysteries) would surprise me. *sees a vamp theme in my answers...* But, my top pick would actually be Roarke from J.D. Robb’s In Death series. *offers my version of Roarke for your enjoyment*


Thanks for the visual! I'm sure readers will appreciate it... A LOT!

What would be the perfect date with the character above?

A quiet dinner. Of course, being Roarke a “quiet dinner” would involve a quick flight to Paris or Italy or some other wonderful place to have dinner in a restaurant we’d have all to ourselves, because he would own it and would have closed it down for the evening so we could have privacy. *laughs*

Is there a character that annoys or who you just want to smack every once in a while? *laughs *

I think most ongoing characters come with some level of “Dude, open your eyes!” included. But by far the most annoying character I have read about in a long time is Ian from the Night Huntress series. He is so arrogant! *looks around for a shoe to throw at him*

Not the cute shoes!!!!

If you were a book character in a paranormal novel, what kind of supernatural would you be and what kind of power would you have?

Well, since I can’t be Rogue... I would want to be a telepath. Preferably one with the ability to be invisible, too. Those two together would *hopefully* cut down on the amount of trouble I’d get into with superpowers. #NotLikely

In your opinion what is the best movie adaptation of a book that you've read?

Harry Potter. All except the third movie. Someone should have a shoe thrown at them for the third movie.

*hides* I should probably read them and watch all movies after the second one. *Is it safe to come out? I promise I will read them!*

Is there a book you’d like to see as a movie and do you have a dream-cast for it?

There are several I’d love to see as a movie. My all time favorite series is coming to film, soon... the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I’d love to see the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward, the Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost, the Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater, and am hopeful.. cautiously optimistic about the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

MI is not a good topic to bring up at the moment... I can't believe it got pushed back because they are re-writing the script. UGH! I can't wait for the Hunger Games though! *grins*

Paper or e-book?

As much as I love paper books, e-books are easier for me since my surgery. *has sads*

Standalone or Series?

Series. I love, love, LOVE character development, and you can only do so much in one book.

Cliffhangers: yes or no?

Yes, but you better give me satisfaction afterward! *winks... and cracks knuckles*

Is there a book you wish you had written?

Harry Potter. Not for the money, though I could buy a bijillion cute shoes with that much money. Just because of how much there is to it, all of the complexities of the world Rowling developed. It is a truly impressive series.

*hides again...not sure if should come out...*

Let us know where to find you… blog, Twitter, Facebook…

You can find me....

Blog: Between the Covers http://www.betweenthecoversblog.net/

Twitter: @BtweenTheCovers

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Between-The-Covers-Blog/151856784834739

Friday, December 16, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 5 - Meet the Blogger

Today I have Mandy from TWIMOM101 Book Blog! Hope you enjoy the Q&A. Make sure to check out her blog for awesome book releases, trailers, and much more!

twimom101 book blog

Tell us about your blog and how you got started.
Mandy: Well once I came over to twitter and facebook I started following people who loved Twilight but also loved books. I had started a blog to feature my etsy items, but soon ended up changing it all over to book related posts. I wasn't doing reviews, just book updates, book to movie news, etc...Then one day Lindsay from Team Twilight asked me to do a review. And I thought it turned out pretty well so I started accepting books for reviews on my blog.


What are some of your favorite things about running a book blog?

Mandy: Oh gosh that would be all the great authors I have met. Once I started doing reviews I started reading some awesome books by some self-publish authors and they are just so humble, sweet and honored to have your read their work. And the best thing is they keep interacting with their fans long after you've read their books.

What is your favorite genre and why?

Mandy: I don't really have a specific genre that’s a favorite. But I tend to read more YA and love supernatural stories.

What are your last/current/future reads?

*Last read was Young Love Murder by April Brookshire

*Current read is Between Worlds: Nekkel Ace by Yianna Yiannacou

*Future read is Phantom Lives:Collier by Elizabeth Loraine

What are your top 3 favorite books? … and you are welcome… I thought it would be unfair to ask you to pick just one. *winks *

Mandy: Oh that’s easy, I am going to have to do it in series though. 1. Collide series by Shelly Crane 2. The Elemental series by Elizabeth Hunter and 3. The Significance series by Shelly Crane. But yeah that made it easier for me to choose.

If you could interview one author that you haven’t already, who would it be?
Mandy: Charlaine Harris. I LOVE her Harper Connelly series! My uncle is friends with her and he got me a signed book (Sookie short stories book) and a pic of him and her together. I even tired emailing her assistant to see if I could interview her, but nope. So now I guess I gotta drop names (my uncles) and see if that helps lol ;)


Awesome plan! It is not what you know, it is who you know... right? :)


Now, my favorite question: If you could go on a date with a book character, who would that character be and why? (Make sure to tell us what book the character belongs to.)

Mandy: Again, easy answer. Merrick from the Collide series by Shelly Crane. I adore the crap out of that dude. So much so I got a necklace made that says 'Merrick is my Keeper'. If you haven't read the series, Merrick is sent to be a Keeper to a human on earth, like a guardian. But yeah he is so freakin adorable! And also Gio from Elizabeth Hunter's Elemental Mysteries series. GAH! Gio is seriously smoldering and ultra sexy!

Adding the Collide series to TBR list! :)


What would be the perfect date with the character above?

Mandy: Man, that’s a toughy. Maybe take Merrick to the beach to just hang out all day. I mean, the guy is used to being stuck underground hiding from the Lighters. But with Gio I would just stay in all night ;)

Is there a character that annoys or who you just want to smack every once in a while? * laughs *

Mandy: There are several. One off the top of my head would be Will from Clockwork Angel by Cassie Clare. I just think one Jace is enough...plus Will is just plain annoying.


*laughs* I agree 100% I love Jace though... even when he has his moments...


If you were a book character in a paranormal novel, what kind of supernatural would you be and what kind of power would you have?

Mandy: Zombie. I have a thing for zombies. Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies is the best. And I would want to be one...minus the brain eating. Ok so maybe zombie wasn't a good pick. *scratch that* Let’s go with faery. And I would want to fly.


Ew! *laughs* You can always be a zombie with a special diet! *laughs*


In your opinion what is the best movie adaptation of a book that you've read?

Mandy: Looking forward to Warm Bodies (see previous answer). I also enjoyed Water for Elephants movie better than the book. I thought that Dear John was really true to the book besides the ending. But I did prefer that ending more in the movie.


I loved Dear John, but something about the ending was off...


Is there a book you’d like to see as a movie and do you have a dream-cast for it?

Mandy: Divergent is supposed to be coming to the big screen thanks to Summit, so that one I am hoping happens. As for a cast..I like Gaspard Ulliel to play Four.


I heard that anyone who likes the Hunger Games, will like Divergent. It is at the top of my TBR list!


Paper or e-book?

Mandy: Both are great. I like having an actual book if I liked it enough on ebook, especially if its signed.


Standalone or Series? Series..I never want stories to end. So the more the better.

Cliffhangers: yes or no? Yes! Especially if it’s a really good book.

Is there a book you wish you had written? Uh yeah. Lots. But I am so not a writer.


Let us know where to find you… blog, Twitter, Facebook…

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000469721302&ref=tn_tnmn

http://twimom101bookblog.blogspot.com/

https://twitter.com/#!/twimom101

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3261049-mandy-anderson


Thursday, December 15, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 4 - Top 10 Ways to Get Your Writing Going!

1. Develop your characters. The best you know them, the easier it becomes to write how they will react to certain situations. That is the number 1 reason why I enjoy character interviews so much. It helps me getting to know them! Just do a Q&A between you and your character and you will see what happens.


2. Write a general outline and then, don't be afraid of not following it. *Laughs* There are times when the story will take you in a new direction, just go with it.


3. No editing until the first draft is done. I could write an entire top 10 reasons why you should not edit while working on the first draft, but for now, let's just say that it will consume all of your time and it will interrupt of flow of ideas.


Read more here!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 3 - The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschagne

Hi Everyone!

I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the characters from The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschagne. This is an upcoming series that I added to my TBR list months ago and hope you will add to yours as well!


Hi Ava. Thanks for agreeing to do this interview for my blog. I understand that you have a lot going on, so please stop me if the questions get too personal.

Hi Daniele, I thank you for agreeing on this interview. My creator has admired your work for a while now. *bows head*

Can you tell us a little about you… How old you are and what a ‘normal’ day with you would be like?

I am going on 18 now . I am a difficult girl. I m always arguing with someone. * laughs* Before the change , before the Zulu threat, a normal day would be going to class, studying, hockey practice and perhaps finding some rule to break *laughs* That has all changed now. Now I dont have time for school , or friends, thing has spiraled completly out of control. So my life is always in some way under threat. There are things out there who know who and what we are, what I am , so We're always in defense, fighting someone. We are always descovering new facts about who we are, I wont rest until the damage has been undone. Until all the truths have been uncovered. Until all the threats have been eliminated. Great I sound like a dam mashine.

I understand that you have something of your mothers…. A journal. How do you feel when reading it? Does that have any impact on you remembering things from before you arrived to Poseidon?

Yes I have my mother's journal. No it has no impact on remembering my jouney to this planet. What it does help with, is going throught the changes, through the mind-shift. The world my mother describes in her journal we have never known, sometimes it is hard to read it, she too went through the change,but not like me, her genetic line was not the same, her change was much more unstable, the pain ,the torture, secrets, Its hard to understand ,to not know when its in her mind or really happening. There are things she knows that no one knew about, it has kept me going, It helps to understand what we are. Who we are. And why we were created.Some things in her journal dont make sense yet, others make total sense.

What is like in Poseidon like? What kinds of things do you do when not in school?

*Smiles* Poseidon has six moons, three are visible from the surface of Poseidon, they take on the color of Aqua, so its never that very dark on Poseidon. We have the Silverwood forest that covers most of it's surface, long rivers, and terquise ocean. In the spring and summer our grass, our trees are covered in sweet smelling flowers. The sky varies from lilac to Amethyst, light hues of pink , its beautiful , picturesque really.

What we do on Poseidon when the council arn't keeping us busy with school or sports, or studies, or science. Depends what school you are in. The Military school - Who knows what they get up to? creating all kinds of weapons, flying objects , ect. The other's ,we hang out at the Cafe, we play pool. The girls like to go down to the Minoan Market to shop and take a peek at the Minoan boys. In the Summer we swim in the ocean. Im glad to say that summer has returned to Poseidon after six years. I still wonder why our planet stopped changing seasons? Perhaps it has something to do with The Zulu's witch doctor and his evil magic.

What kind of classes do you have in school?

Well we are the first generation to live on Poseidon form Earth. The question you should be asking is what we dont have. Archaeology, music, art, cooking, design. 'We don''t have any subjects that can differentiate our individuality. Our planet is a technological planet, we do science, math, earth history , Genetic biology, advanced physics , crap like that. I am about to change that - or lets say I have already changed that.

I hear you have a BFF names Sam. What is your friendship like? How do you think things would be like without Sam?

Sam and I are very different , she loves to be a social butterfly, I see past everyone's crap . I like to keep to myself, its better that way or you;ll get sucked into their world and never figure out who you are. Sam and I ,we are like water and air, the one cannot be without the other. We are almost one, we share everything. We do everything together. I cannot imagine me without Sam. She keeps me sane. We bring out the best of each other. Im constantly being watched because to who I am. The granddaughter of our Institute's founder as we know it today . Sam never judges me, she loves me for me. Now that my life has changed , I feel I am not there for her as I should be, Its tearing me apart.

Is there a guy in your life? Someone you are interested in?

*blushes* Troy. he's from the Military school , he is like no one on this planet. You'' ll find out soon enough what sets him apart from all of us. He's arrogant, egotistical, sexy, confident. He's my night in shining armor. I would have died if it were not for him.

How do you feel about the people who live in Poseidon?

Well there are three different kinds, us The Broken , I hate and love them. Because I am like them, I understand why they are scared and prefer to stay stupid to whats infront of them. I hate them becaue they are scared. They have potential , they want to be like the kids they see in the movies form Earth when they know they are diffent.

The Minoans are an ancient culture, they go back to the ancient egyptians form earth. I admire that they still live true to their culture. They are storng proud and caring people. They dont lie, but that has changed too.

The Zulu's they are similar to the Minoans , I have seen their true colors , once the evil threat has been eliminated , and the force over them is gone, I see a kind hopefull and proud culture. We can learn a lot form them. I look up to them. The are true warriors.

If you could change anything about your life, what would it be?

My temper.

What is the one thing that you want the most in your life?

To be able to understand the mind-shift. To be able to control it. To be able to control myself. Oh and perhaps the fact that I killed someone, I cannot say at this time who it is, you're gonna have to find out. *wipes tear* I should have stoped myself , I m not sure I was totally unaware of what I was doing, and that scares me. It was too easy. I could regret it more, it should bug me everyday, somethimes I dont even think of it. I guess Im just hiding it deep down inside, what ever I am suppose to feel after killing someone. We all knew him, before he went all ... I 've said to much.


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For more information about The Broken Series and Carlyle, please visit http://www.carlylelabuschagne.com/

12 Days of Christmas - Day 2


My 2011 favorites!

(...not including my own books. hehe)

Leave a comment with your favorites and make sure to include your email address. :D

Warning: The Hunger Games trilogy will probably take over most of the answers.

My favorite 2011 reads!

YA

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

LOVED all 3 books!

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Non-YA Books

I will be honest… I don’t read a lot of books that are not YA, so no point in breaking this down into more categories. My favorite non-YA books were the Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead.

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Favorite female character

Katniss Evergreen from the Hunger Games. Why? She is badass. Enough said!

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Favorite male character

That is a tie between Peeta from the Hunger Games and Aric from Starcrossed by Trace Lee Campbell. They are both adorable.

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Character who made me mad...

Another tie! Jace from MI and Shane from Morganville Vamps. Ugh. I wanted to smack them both.

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Cover Love

Passion by Lauren Kate

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