Monday, March 9, 2015

Review : The Damned bu Andrew Pyper

The Damned
Author : Andrew Pyper

THE DAMNED is the story of Danny Orchard, a survivor of a near-death experience haunted by his beautiful, vindictive twin sister, Ash, who died in the fire that nearly took his life when they were teenagers. He’s written a best-selling book about going to Heaven and back, which has brought him fame and fortune. But unlike most people with near-death experiences, Danny didn’t come back alone. Ash refuses to let Danny go.

Growing up in Detroit, Ash appeared to be a popular cheerleader, but only Danny and his parents knew that she was a budding psychopath who terrorized her family before her death. Now she’s haunted Danny for twenty years, and he can’t find peace despite his fame and fortune as a writer. He’s almost come to terms with this, until he meets the love of his life.

Danny thinks he finally has a chance at real happiness in Boston—until Ash decides that she wants to punish Danny for surviving once and for all, setting her sights on his new wife and stepson. Danny’s prepared to sacrifice himself to save his family, but how can he find his sister in her own territory? And this time…can he make her stay in Hell?

THE DAMNED is a cinematic thriller that plays with what lies beneath the surface of mundane experiences. It’s already optioned for film by Legendary Pictures (best known for the Dark Knight movies, Inception, and Interstellar) and will satisfy readers who love the supernatural, suspense, and a well-told, absolutely terrifying story.

THE DAMNED: A Novel | By Andrew Pyper
Published by Simon & Schuster | Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Price: $25.00 | ISBN-10: 1476755116 | ISBN-13: 9781476755113

About the Author:
Andrew Pyper is the award-winning author of six internationally bestselling novels. Lost Girls won the Arthur Ellis Award, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and appeared on the New York Times and Times (UK) bestseller lists. The Killing Circle was a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. Three of Pyper’s novels, including The Demonologist, are in active development for feature film.

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It's been awhile since I've read anything that was truly scary and twisted. Psychological scary is what I love best. This book delivers! The Damned has a great story line and spot on pacing. From one minute to the next you have no idea what is going to happen.  Extremely well written so that you will be sucked into the world created on the pages.

If you want to delve into a keep the lights on don't read this at night kind of book Then grab this one up!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review : The Willows : Haven by Hope Collier

The Willows : Haven
by Hope Collier

When tragedy strikes, seventeen year old Ashton Blake sets out on a cross-country road trip, leaving the comforts of Malibu for the mountains of Kentucky. Along the way, she encounters Gabe Willoughby—the mysterious drifter with eyes like the sea and a knowing smile. Getting to know Gabe raises questions about her past. But no secret can be buried forever, and Ashton soon finds herself in a world where water is air and myth becomes reality.

Just as Ashton comes to accept her newfound heritage, she’s summoned to fulfill a treaty laid down centuries before — a treaty that will divide her love and test her loyalty. In the end, her future isn’t her biggest concern, her humanity is. To run may mean war, but is she strong enough to stay?

The Willows: Haven (Available Now)
The Willows: Thorn

About the Author :

Hope Collier was born in Harlan County, Kentucky. Growing up in the Appalachia, she quickly learned that a good imagination, along with the ability to outrun the neighbor's cantankerous dog, was essential to survival. Hope wrote and illustrated her first book at the age of six and never stopped writing. She now lives in central Kentucky with her husband, two daughters, and a menagerie of pets. When not spending time with her imaginary friends, you're likely to find her stalking other writers on Twitter or searching out new ways of fitting square pegs into round holes.

Review :

This is a book you will want to read! Amazingly well written. Good strong characters who have depth. Story line is full of adventure, mystery, fun and love. I thoroughly enjoyed going along for the ride and exploring the new world Ashton is thrust into. I fell into this world so easily and it's because it was painted so well for the reader. You don't need pictures or any of that, it's described so well that you can see it. The twists and turns Collier throws at you you won't see coming! This is a book that is great for young adult readers to any ole age.

I cannot wait to see what happens next so I am trying to patiently wait for The Willows: Thorn!!

HAVE A LOOK AT some amazing Valley pics :)

Sneaky Peek

Blurb for Thorn (book 2 in The Willows series):
The Troubling Past:
One girl’s choice shouldn’t have the power to change fate, but for Ashton Blake, that’s exactly what it meant when she fled the Dryads. Trading one gilded cage for another is a far cry from freedom however, and Ashton knows escaping The Valley won’t absolve the treaty or her duty to fulfill it.

The Disturbing Present:
Reunited with her own kind, Ashton begins to uncover too many long-buried secrets — secrets that not only challenge what she knows of her parents’ history but the reality behind those who hid it from her. But trying to resurrect the past only further threatens her already unstable happily-ever-after. Ashton quickly realizes her closet isn’t the only one with skeletons … and some ghosts refuse to be laid to rest.

The Unsettling Future:
As the search for truth continues, a myth of a possible alternative to the treaty is uncovered. Learning her life isn’t the only one at stake anymore, Ashton reconvenes with a former nemesis who holds the answers to all her questions — or so she’s led to believe. But when the one thing she’s asked to give up is the key to her potential freedom, Ashton is forced to decide between saving her future or sacrificing her friend.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Come, The Dark by Rebecca Hamilton (Forever Girl Series) w/ GIVEAWAY

Coula Killed Me

Thanks for stopping by to view this quick announcement on Rebecca Hamilton's latest release, COME, THE DARK, book 2 in the Forever Girl series. Although this book is the second in the series, it is a complete standalone following a completely new set of characters. And you can grab your copy today for only $0.99! Still apprehensive about reading the second book in a series? Well, you can grab the prequel, HER SWEETEST DOWNFALL, off kindle--Always Free--and on January 9th, THE FOREVER GIRL will be free also, for the first time ever! Worried you might forget the date? Join the mailing list using the option on the Rafflecopter below and you'll receive a reminder on January 9th to download your free copy anytime between January 9th and 13th!


by USA Today Bestselling Author, Rebecca Hamilton
Come, the Dark 2Rose desperately wants to escape the abuse of the father who impregnated her and the dark spirits that haunt her life. Being thrust from Georgia 1961 into the era of Salem’s infamous witch trials isn't what she had in mind, and now her daughter is left hopelessly out of reach.
The only way to return to her daughter is by facing certain death to banish the dark spirits that plague Salem. If she doesn't eliminate these dark spirits in time, they will destroy civilization and trap her in this strange new place, ages away from her daughter.
Even if she can complete the task in time to return home to save her daughter, there’s still one problem: she’s falling in love with a man who can’t return with her. Achieving her goals will force her to choose between the only man who has never betrayed her and a daughter she can’t quite remember but will never forget.
A heart-wrenching tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, this romantic paranormal fantasy underlines the depravity of both historical and modern society while capturing the essence of sacrifice and devotion.
TRIGGER WARNING: This book deals with the sensitive subject of sexual abuse.



by USA Today Bestselling Author, Rebecca Hamilton

Beautiful blonde with dandelions
At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.
Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she'd settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous.

One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor's hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him.

The Forever Girl is a full-length Paranormal Fantasy novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, vampires, ghosts, paranormal mystery, and paranormal horror.

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About the Author

BeccaRebecca Hamilton is a USA Today Bestselling Paranormal Fantasy author who also dabbles in Horror and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She enjoys dancing with her kids to television show theme songs and would love the beach if it weren’t for the sand. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently. She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA and has been published internationally, in three languages. You can follow her on twitter @InkMuse

What is a Forever Girl?

Being a Forever Girl Means

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Release Day Contradictions: A Woodfalls Girls Novel by Tiffany King

New Release!!!

A Woodfalls Girls Novel

Tiffany King

Release Day
January 6, 2015

Purchase Links
Barnes and Noble

When everything starts spinning out of control . . .

Three years into college, Tressa Oliver’s life is a nonstop party. She’s skating by in her classes, and there’s no shortage of drinking, dancing, and general hell-raising. The only aspect that hasn’t been much fun: She can’t shake the toxic jerks that always seem to gravitate toward her.

It will take someone totally wrong . . .

Trent James is the classic anti–bad boy: smart, boring, and way too serious. To a wild girl like Tressa, there’s no way in hell they’re compatible—especially since Trent seems to see straight through her defenses.

To set her right.

When a college prank goes terribly wrong, Tressa starts to suspect that her partying ways are leading nowhere fast. Now she has to turn to the last person she ever thought she’d ask for help—and quickly discovers that there’s more to Trent than meets the eye . . .

"Without a doubt, the chemistry between the party-girl heroine and the geeky-but-adorable hero is off the charts explosive."—RT Book Reviews

"Fun, fandom, romance and the perfectly sweet kind of opposites attracting."—NY Times Bestselling author, Jay Crownover

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12 Days of Christmas!

Hey Ya'll :) Welcome to my 12 Days of Christmas post for Reading and Things! There is also a SupaCool Facebook event every evening and TONIGHT I will be on there chit chatting and giving stuff away!! whooo

Ok so.... What is your favorite holiday treat? Why? 

Well, to tell you the truth I've never really had a Fave "Holiday" treat sad yes I know but my all time fave ANYTIME treat is ......

Yup you guessed it if you have been here before CHEESECAKE!!! Why? umm it's cheesecake what's not to Lurve LOL 

 Now My man's fave is Banana Pudding but not the store bought or anything like that it must be homemade and it must be GOOD! LOL so here is the recipe I use when whipping him some up :) make it and ENJOY 

  • 3 - cups of Milk
  • 1/4 - cup of All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 - cup of Sugar
  • 3 - Eggs, separated
  • 1 - teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 - box of Vanilla Wafers
  • 4-6 - ripe Bananas, sliced
  • Meringue
  • 1/8 - teaspoon of Cream of Tartar for the Meringue, if needed
  • 1/4 - cup of Sugar for the Meringue, if needed
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Separate 3 eggs, set the whites aside for later use in the meringue.
  3. Add 3 cups of milk to a medium saucepan. Place over LOW heat on your stovetop.
  4. Slowly add flour, whisking continually to avoid lumps.
  5. Slowly stir in 1/2 cup of sugar, whisking continually until fully dissolved.
  6. Use a fork and break up the egg yolks.
  7. Slowly add the egg yolks to the saucepan, whisking continually to avoid making scrambled eggs. It's very important to stay with the cooking process at this point. Keep stirring.
  8. Increase the heat gradually up to about medium as you constantly whisk the pudding mixture.
  9. Using a candy thermometer, bring the mixture up to 170 degrees. Continue to stir it constantly as it thickens. When it reaches 170 degrees, remove from heat but continue to stir.
  10. Add the teaspoon of Vanilla Extract and continue to stir off and on as it cools down. The mixture must cool down before you begin to assemble the banana pudding.
  11. When fairly cool, spread a light layer of the pudding in a casserole dish.
  12. Add a layer of Vanilla Wafers. Reserve about 5 or 6 wafers for topping later.
  13. Add a layer of sliced bananas.
  14. Add a layer of pudding mixture, spreading it out to the edges of the dish.
  15. Repeat the layer process as needed, ending with a layer of the pudding mixture on top.
  16. Crumble the 5 or 6 reserved wafers and sprinkle on top. If not adding the meringue, bake this at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. Let cool and serve. 
  17. Meringue:
  18. Place the room temperature egg whites in a glass or metal mixing bowl.
  19. Using a mixer or whisk, beat the egg whites until they appear frothy in texture.
  20. Add about 1/8th teaspoon of Cream of Tartar.
  21. Increase mixer speed and beat until the egg whites form soft peaks.
  22. Add the sugar. Continue to whip, increasing speed as needed until the egg whites thicken and form firm peaks. Do not over work the egg whites as it will cause them to lose volume.
  23. Use a spatula and gently spread the meringue over the pudding mixture.
  24. Gently dab the spatula up and down in the meringue to form small swirls and peaks.
  25. Place the dish in the preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Watch it carefully so the egg white meringue doesn't burn. It just needs to be slightly toasted and browned.
  26. Remove from oven, let cool, refrigerate until cold then serve.

and VOILA you has Banana Pudding! Make sure and stop by the Facebook event this evening I will be there and 3 Authors will be stopping in as well.

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