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[13 Nov 2013 | 231 Comments | ]
@KallieRoss's Nov. 8th-14th #thanksGIVING Giveaway

Congrats to the winner, Tracey!
Week #2: November 8-14, 2013
Again, I’m GIVING away a ton of Young Adult and Middle Grade books (with a few Adult novels) this November to show my THANKS! There are a few authors that have donated their own novels in thanks, and I hope you are able to make some new connections. The cool thing about this giveaway is that I’ll be picking one winner each Friday, and the winner will be receiving 12 (or more) books as the prize! I will be shipping to any …

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[15 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Blog Tour/Review: Silent Orchids by Morgan Wylie

I’m am so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Silent Orchids, and I am going to work my review in somewhere!  Today, Morgan Wylie has brought us a fun glimpse of her writing community…
Hello and thank you for having me here today to talk about the importance of community in writing.
I wouldn’t be where I am without community. Writing is a very introverted process and can get lonely especially if there aren’t people around you that understand the journey you are on. Let’s face it, not …

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[11 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Author Interview with Morgan Wylie (Silent Orchids)

Morgan Wylie’s debut novel, Silent Orchids, is being released May 7, 2013!  You won’t want to miss this new YA novel, and the amazing world Wylie has created.  I got to interview Morgan, and will be bringing you bits over the next few weeks.  You can watch Video #1 and #2 now…

To learn more about Morgan Wylie, her novel Silent Orchids, or read the Prologue, go to MorganWylie.net.

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[13 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Silent Orchids by Morgan Wylie

A dying realm.
The ancient evil of the Droch-Shúil has been unleashed.
The Orchids have been silenced… but for how long?
Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by his purpose, and he cannot trust the motives of those he serves. He has too many questions and they must be answered.
Kaeleigh, a girl abandoned as a small child just outside Missoula, Montana, is now 18. …

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[9 Jul 2012 | 9 Comments | ]
UtopYA Con 2012

This weekend is the first evah UtopYA Con, a weekend celebrating YA Paranormal authors, novels, and fans!  Kelly and I were honored to participate as panelists and get to know some new authors and fellow fans.  We also had to opportunity to catch up with some authors we already adore!  The weekend started off with a beautiful, and encouraging opening from Myra McEntire, author of Hourglass and Timepiece.  She wanted everyone to know, “You can do it!” The best part is that she enlisted the help of some other well …

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[27 Jun 2012 | 9 Comments | ]
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (Review & Giveaway)

Sunday is my favorite day of the week, and now Sunday is one of my new favorite characters.  Enchanted, by Alethea Kontis, follows the coming-of-age story of the youngest, seventh sister, Sunday.  The retelling and twisting of some of my favorite fairytales fill the pages of this quirky novel.  The use of so many intricately  thought out characters does cause some confusion. Once you become familiar with all of them, they give the story depth and motivate the main characters.
When I first picked up the novel I was drawn to …

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[17 Dec 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
On the 5th Day of Christmas...

On the 5th day of Christmas, Bookshelf Banter suggests to me… Timeslip, historical fiction and fairies!
We are posting our TOP 12 Books in 2011… And, if you missed them you need to read them in 2012!
Day 5

Krystal: Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Stefanie: The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
Kelly: The Secret History of the Pink Carnation Series by Lauren Willig
Kallie: Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

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[25 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Kelly’s Review-November 25th, 2011
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa was my first book adventure into the Fairy realm, really. I wasn’t sure what to think as I picked up the book. What would I think as I read? Would I like it and want to know more? Would I decide “fairy books” weren’t really my cup of tea? When I began The Iron King, the third book, The Iron Queen, was just being released. I was excited to get it while Kallie and I were at BEA back in May, …

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[19 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
"The Iron Knight" By Julie Kagawa

My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn’darkmyr Tallyn.I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her.My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…
I have to tell you, I put off adding this review for the past couple of weeks.  I mean, I recorded my video review as soon as I finished the book, but I couldn’t bring myself to write this post, because I knew it would be my last written for The Iron Fey series.  Guys, I have a …

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[11 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
'Daughter of Smoke and Bone' By Laini Taylor

Krystal’s Review
I often set myself up for disappointment when I get caught up in the hype surrounding a book.  I hear one glowing review, then a few more, then even more.  I stare down those golden stars beside the book on Goodreads and Amazon, noting all the four and five star reviews.  I think to myself, “This book must be amazing!  Look at that average!”  Throw in a pretty cover, and I’m basically sold.  Now, I know this may not be right, but it happens, and I often do buy …