Saturday, December 31, 2011

1-Year Blogoversary Day 1 Guest Post with Taryn Browning

Welcome to the Celebration! To Kick things off we have...
 Author and my SupaAwesome Friend Taryn Browning

Thank you, Heather, for having me on your blog to kick-off your 1-year blogoversary celebration. Congratulations, girly! I've had the most fantastic time getting to know you. This includes your total awesomeness advocating Janie in the YA Heroine Tourney. You are such a phenomenal, caring, fun person! I'm truly fortunate to have you as a friend.

To many more years celebrating your fabulous blog *CHEERS*!! <3

To celebrate a year of fantasticness, here is the first look at the description for the 2nd book in the Seeker series, Dark Return
Janie Grey is dedicated to hunting the undead, an inherited duty passed down from her Cherokee ancestors and generations of powerful Seekers before her. Then, there's Kai. He's like no one she's ever met - cocky, fast, skillful, infuriating and gorgeous. Not only has he become a valuable asset in her fight against the growing population of the vampire/demon hybrid known as Daychildren... 

She's unwittingly fallen for him. 

Just when Janie thinks she's learned everything there is to know about Kai's mysterious past, there's a newcomer to Baltimore. Someone who will do anything to make sure Janie loses Kai forever. 

Darkness returns in 2012...

SG: I'm interrupting the guest post here to SQUEEE!! If you don't know by now... I LOVE this!  
I've also provided 3 excerpts from Dark Seeker (Seeker, #1), because you're way to amazing for just one :))  SG: awww, Thanks!

For 17-year-old Seeker, Janie Grey, ridding the Baltimore streets of the undead is an inherited duty passed down from her Cherokee ancestors. Seeker Training Lesson #1: Never trust the undead. After her father’s tragic death, Janie creates her own life lesson: Love isn’t worth the risk. Both lessons are easy to follow until she encounters the flawed Kai Sterdam. At first, she believes he is the hybrid she is trained to hunt. But, when he has human traits, she determines she doesn’t know what he is. As Janie’s intrigue over who Kai is pushes her deeper into his mysterious past, she discovers a shocking truth that is even more harrowing than the evil they are up against. It’s a secret Kai wants to keep hidden, especially from Janie.

 So here they are:

He was different.
She just didn’t get the vibe. Usually she could feel when they were around, like that creepy something’s-not-right feeling girls typically ignore, multiplied by about a thousand. But this time she got nothing. It was like he wasn’t even there, until he was there…and then he was gone. And his eyes were so unusual. Not black, but vibrant green.
“Were you hurt?” he said, pulling her out of her reverie. “When your car struck that pole? Sorry I didn’t stick around to find out.” His hand left his scythe. He paused, assessing her hate-filled expression. After an awkward moment, he extended his arm. “I’m Kai.”
“I’m not shaking your hand.” Janie stepped beyond his reach. Something was off. He didn’t smell or act like the rest of them, and she couldn’t get over those eyes. She glanced around the empty alley. “Why did you kill them, anyway?”
“They stink. There’s enough trash on these streets. I’m just ridding the city of filth.”
“And you don’t stink?”
“Nope. Just took a shower, in fact.” Kai glanced down at his shirt. “It was clean an hour ago, anyway, and I had sleeves.”
“What are you?”
“You seem to have me figured out. I’m a monster.”
“Is that supposed to scare me?” She raised her guard.
His voice softened. He forced the sharpness from his tone. “No, Janie. It’s not.”
Kai left his place next to the wall and approached her. Janie froze. The smell of lavender strengthened, filling her lungs. “How do you know my name?” she mustered.
“We all know your name.”
“So you kill your own kind?” Her heart pounded against her rib cage.
“They are not my kind.” She heard the disgust in his tone. She’d angered him.
“I know what you are. You’re one of them. So, now tell me, how exactly are they not your kind?” she pushed, visibly stripping away his cockiness.
The muscles along his jaw line twitched. He glanced off to the side, shifting his stance, seemingly unsure of how to answer. “We’re done here,” he said.
She blinked and he disappeared in the same blur in which he’d appeared. Janie stood alone, still clutching her dagger.


       Inside his house, Kai retrieved a bottle of water from his mini-fridge and joined Janie on his leather couch. “You look at little less green.” He unscrewed the cap and handed her the bottle. “Drink this.”
Janie took small careful sips. Her insides felt like a dried-out, cracked desert floor. Kai dabbed a wet washcloth on her lip. “You’re being gentle,” Janie whispered. Even her hushed tone echoed loudly between her ears.
“Don’t get used to it.” The cotton material caught a piece of loose skin. She drew back from the washcloth. “You look like you’ve been in a bar fight,” he said.
Despite herself, Janie let out a laugh. The expulsion of air shot splinters of pain through her ribcage. She recoiled and turned away from Kai. She peeled up her tank and hoodie to check out the bruise the teenager had left along her ribcage when he’d kicked her. As she suspected, her skin was decorated with swirls of red, indicating she’d have a colorful bruise the next day. Over the redness she noticed tiny white dots bubbling up on her skin, resembling tiny fluid-filled blisters. “Kai—” she gasped.
“What’s wrong?” He spun her around. Her eyes widened. She realized her bra was exposed. “It’s the demon blood. It seeped through your clothing. You’ve got to get your clothes off.”
“I am not,” she protested. She yanked her top down.
“It’s burning your skin.”
“Then I’ll remove my jacket.” Janie unzipped her hoodie and slid it off, feeling not quite as vulnerable as before, but still vulnerable enough in her black tank. She squirmed. Her flesh burned under her shirt.
Kai looked at her in annoyance from under his blond lashes. “Your skin is burning and you’re being modest right now?” He took the hoodie from her hand and wadded it into a ball. “This is trash.” He lifted her off the couch and placed her feet on the floor.
“What are you doing with me?” She pushed on his chest.
He held her tighter. “I’m helping you up the steps to the bathroom. You need to take a shower and get that demon blood off your skin.”
“I can make it to the bathroom myself.” He loosened his hold and she spun away from him. She hadn’t forgotten what he’d said to her. We’ll never be that close. It’s not like she had any expectations about their relationship, but hearing him tell her they’d never be friends after all they’d been through over the last few days was hurtful.
He stepped away from her. “As you wish. Towels and soap are in the bathroom.” 

Kai stood with his hands resting below his hips, thinking about something, maybe how to respond. “It’s because of what I am. I shouldn’t have told you. I should have let you think I was a monster.” He looked out into the street. A group of kids wearing heavy jackets played basketball in the cul-de-sac.
Janie stepped out of the car. She stomped over to him, contemplating how to tell him how she felt.  “What you are doesn’t bother me. I just don’t think we should be friends anymore. Ever since I met you, I’ve become sloppy, unfocused. I can’t allow my feelings for you to interfere with my job.”
His eyes left the ground and traced a perfect line up the front of her until they finally reached her eyes. “So you do have feelings for me?”
“That’s not what I meant.”
“You just said it.” He stepped closer to her, with an intensity so powerful it drowned out the world. Nothing else existed—the bouncing basketball on the black top and the laughter of playing children disappeared. Kai’s words flooded with raw emotion, a fresh wound that had been torn open.
“Then I said it wrong. Kai, I can’t see you anymore.” She pushed against his chest, but he didn’t move. He grabbed both of her wrists and held her in place. His green eyes blazed with an impassioned craving to want and to be wanted.
“You are the only person I have felt comfortable enough with to talk about my past. You can’t say you don’t want to see me anymore. You’re the only one who knows me.”
“That’s not my problem.” She tried to turn away from him but he held her tightly in place.
“You’re afraid,” he said.
She laughed. “Afraid of what, you?”
“You’re afraid of your feelings for me. You won’t ever let anyone in. You think that if you run from your feelings you won’t get hurt.” She yanked on her wrists. He finally let go. She threw her fists into his chest. Again he just stood, still and hard like a statue.
“My mom loved my father and now he’s dead. It’s not worth it.” She pivoted around to leave.
He shouted to her from behind. “What you’re doing with Matt isn’t right. You don’t feel anything for him. He’s safe.”
“And you’re not.” She strode to her car. She wanted the conversation to be over. She didn’t want to discuss Matt, Kai, or losing her father anymore. All the topics were too painful.


It's been so much fun celebrating a phenomenal year! Happy Blogoversary *throws confetti*!! Love ya, girl!! XOXO


Thank you so much Taryn for stopping by and leaving readers with all that awesomeness! Now if you would like to find her on the web well here is where you can....

Now as part of my celebration I am offering 1 e-copy of Taryn's Wicked Awesome Dark Seeker, because really I think everyone should read this!!

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Getting ready for 1 Year Blogoversary With Giveaway Info!

ALL Posts for The celebration will be linked here all in one place!

It's almost time! 1 Year of Blogging and I am celebrating with a whole month of Giveaways, Author guest posts, Author Q & A's, Blogger Guest Posts and more!

I am so, so excited about all this and hope you all enjoy everything I have planned for this month. Blogging is not at all easy and takes time and work, but it is SO Worth it! 

Giveaways: There will be a new giveaway each day!! Each giveaway will last for 2 weeks at the end of all the giveaways *which will be in Feb.* I will do a wrap up post to list every winner. Winners will not have to wait till then I will contact you if you win!

Comment Giveaway Special : If you comment on each post throughout the month you will be entered into a special Giveaway for $10.00 Amazon e-gift card and a swag pack that I have put together along with some books!! like 3 of them They are a surprise though :) 

Thank you all so much for celebrating with me! *tosses cookies*
Wanna Help Spread The Word? *That would be awesome!*

1 Year Blogoversary Celebration @ SupaGurl Books
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Posts for Blogoversary Celebration - 

Day 1 with Taryn Browning - Winner(s) chosen
Day 2 with Leigh Fallon - Winner(s) chosen
Day 3 with Jana Oliver - Winner(s) chosen
Day 4 with Kelly Creagh - Winner(s) chosen
Day 5 with Victoria Schwab - Winner(s) chosen
Day 6 with Kimberly Derting - Winner(s) chosen
Day 7 with Stacey Jay - Winner(s) chosen
Day 8 with Jordan Dane
Day 9 with Angela Corbett - Winner(s) chosen
Day 10 with Cindi Tefft - Winner(s) chosen
Day 11 with Cidney Swanson  - Winner(s) chosen
Day 12 with Julie Cross - Winner(s) chosen
Day 13 with Megan Miranda - Winner(s) chosen
Day 14 with K.C. Neal
Day 15 with Angeline Kace - Winner(s) chosen
Day 16 with Kira Saito  - Winner(s) chosen
Day 17 *ACTUAL BLOGOVERSARY DAY* My Post - Winner(s) chosen
Day 18 with Megan Curd - Winner(s) chosen
Day 19 with Trish McCallan- Winner(s) chosen
Day 20 with Megan Duncan- Winner(s) chosen
Day 21 with Jennifer Armentrout- Winner(s) chosen
Day 22 with Michelle Madow- Winner(s) chosen
Day 23 with Matt Merrick- Winner(s) chosen
Day 24 with Shelly Crane- Winner(s) chosen
Day 25 Andrea from Bookish Babes- Winner(s) chosen
Day 26 April from Sim-Sational Reviews- Winner(s) chosen
Day 27 with Deanna Chase- Winner(s) chosen

Day 28 with J.F. Jenkins- Winner(s) chosen
Day 29 with Leanna Hieber- Winner(s) chosen
Day 30 with TEMPEST & On the Bright Side GIVEAWAY- Winner(s) chosen
Day 31 with Heather White- Winner(s) chosen

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle

Kindle Edition
Published June 27th 2011 by Patrice Michelle

From Goodreads:

Nara Collins is an average sixteen-year-old, with one exception: every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate…until she dreams a future she can’t ignore.

After Nara prevents a bombing at Blue Ridge High, her ability to see the future starts to fade, while people at school are suddenly being injured at an unusually high rate.

Grappling with her diminishing powers and the need to prevent another disaster, Nara meets Ethan Harris, a mysterious loner who seems to understand her better than anyone. Ethan and Nara forge an irresistible connection, but as their relationship heats up, so do her questions about his dark past.

Find P.T.  Michelle on the Web: GoodReads | Website | Blog | Twitter

Review: 5x5 

Wow! How is it that I have not read this already? This story is original and masterfully told! The Characters are all very believable and exciting! I really enjoyed it and cannot wait for more from P.T. Michelle.

Nara is wicked awesome and she has the power to dream her future...but only one day ahead *seriously how cool is that?* She doesn't let this go to her head and only uses it to help her through her days. Then she looses it for an unknown reason but she believes it's because of the bomb threat she called in. 

Ethan, well I just fell for him hard. He's quiet, doesn't have friends at school, Until Nara. He is fierce in his wanting to protect her and man is he just all over dreamy! I am not going to ruin anything but what she has done with him is just beyond wicked cool! You must read and find out what is up with this mysterious handsome guy!

The storytelling is so well done and like I said very original. I was enthralled by all of it! If you haven't read this yet... Well really what are you waiting for? Add it to your list of books that are MUST READS! or if you are looking for something to read now well you found a great one here!!

YA Tournament of Heroines Janie Headquarters: Round 2

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Thank you to everyone who voted and spread the word about Janie! 

I think we did SO WELL, we got through to round 2 and put up a great fight against Tris from Divergent. I think Dark Seeker will have a ton of new readers and that was the ultimate goal for me *well ok I REALLY wanted Janie to win too*. Keep on supporting the awesome girls still left in the Heroine Tourney , I  know I will be!! ~ SupaGurl

TWEET Everyday & VOTE for Janie CONTEST! Fill out the 3 option Rafflecopter below. Up for grabs : 
By Taryn Browning!

I am advocating Janie Grey from Dark Seeker by Taryn Browning!!

I am so excited, and I am going to be needing all my Amazing followers help so get ready to Vote for Janie she will be competing against Tris from Divergent Next.

Wednesday December 21st 
Janie is #21 up against Tris #5

So for now get your voting fingers ready ... I am going to be Tweaking on our Defense for Janie. ROCK ON JANIE GREY!!  Wanna help spread the word on Twitter? Use the hashtag #HEROINETOURNEY or #HEROINEJANIE , #TEAMJANIE We need your help so blog/tweet/facebook and get Janie some support with us!

If, for some strange REASON you haven't read Dark Seeker yet... well you can 


The Amazing April (much <3 girl) Made this for us!

Grab your own support Janie button and use as your Avatar or put on your blog/website/facebook anywhere!!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Indulge by Megan Duncan Review & Giveaway

From Goodreads:

Expected publication: December 16th 2011

Claire's heart is torn between her first vampire love, Dmitry, and the Blood Mate, Arrick, that she is eternally bonded to with a powerfully deep and emotional connection. 

A vengeful vampire is haunting her steps, after Claire killed their mate. An ancient evil threatens to rip her world apart. 

With the danger of war looming on the darkening horizon, will Claire find the strength to fight back and protect those she loves? 

Even if it means embracing the darkness inside her? Is it worth it to become the evil she fears, in order to destroy it?

*I received this e-book in exchange for a fair review*

Find Megan on the web:  Goodreads | Blog | Facebook | Twitter |

Review : 5x5 with a WOW thrown on top

I was so glad that I got to read this! I loved the first book in the series Savor!! She followed that one up with an amazing continuation. Again I'm left with awww come on are you sure there are no more pages?? EEEK! No, it's not too short it's just I wan't more! Megan's writing is beautiful and intense... and action packed!

The characters we are introduced to in Indulge are fascinating. Claire thought she felt at home before well now she knows it. Again they are well written and you will care about them and what happens to them, so get ready!

Arrick...can I please have some more of him?  He is amazing... He cares deeply and he's protective but not icky sappy. His whole attitude will make you say the same thing, more please! He has a job to do this go round *not that he didn't before* but it's more dangerous this go round.

Claire... she is growing into her new self very well. She is coming into her vamp powers and man they are cool! She is fierce, loyal and cares deeply for those she is close to. Her parents are everything she dreamed, I for one and so glad.

We do get to see Dmitry... I heart him but I am not going to say anymore on him right now.... READ IT!!

Really you want to read it... Well win one of 5 E-book copys and one of 5 Swag things right now!! WHOOOT!

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Dark Seeker by Taryn Browning Blog Tour

Dark Seeker Blog Tour hosted by The Magic Attic Author Taryn Browning
So I have a treat for you all today! I have my new Fave person here with her cast choice for Dark Seeker. Taryn is so sweet, funny, and Excellent to talk with. But First!! Here is the final piece to the Cover Reveal to the next book ... *squeee*

And now the Cast selection by Taryn...
Actors I Would Choose to Play the Characters in Dark Seeker if it was Made into a Movie

Janie Grey – actor Camila Banus
Experienced Seeker in Baltimore, who quickly learns that the training lessons she’s always followed don’t always apply. Especially when she meets Kai.

Kai Sterdam – actor Max Irons

Daychild” (I don’t want to spoil the story by revealing too much). When I saw Max Iron’s in Red Riding Hood I fell in love with him. Not only is he absolutely adorable, I knew he would make a great Kai. The only things he’d need to pull of Kai’s look are white highlights, a lighter shade of golden-blonde hair, bright green contacts, and a few scars on his forearms and chest.

Matt Baker – actor Asher Book

Star high school wrestler who inadvertently finds himself caught in the middle of a war between the undead.

Abram Mitchell – actor George Clooney

Abram is a former Seeker and Janie’s mentor. Read about Abram’s life as a Seeker in the prequel short story, Dark Beauty. Give the younger George Clooney (pictured) blue contacts and he’d make the perfect Abram.

Isabelle Grey – actor Karina Lombard

Former Seeker and Janie’s mom. Read about Isabelle’s time as a Seeker in the prequel short story, Dark Beauty. When I was writing Dark Seeker, the picture of what she looked like in my mind came from one of my favorite movies, Legends of the Fall (Brad Pitt *swoon*). Karina played “Isabel Two” in the movie. (Haha, she really must have been on my mind because they share the same first name, not the same spelling!)

Ava – actor Danielle Panabaker

Janie’s best friend and one of the only people who know she’s a Seeker.

Luke – actor Jeremy Sumpter

Janie’s always fashion-conscious best friend.

Jerome – actor Michael B. Jordan

Den leader for the vampire community in Baltimore. I loved his character in Friday Night Lights. He could definitely pull off the roll of Jerome.

Tanya – actor Cat Graham

Vampire and Jerome’s girlfriend.

Antony – actor Jesse Garcia

Leader of the Baltimore gang of Daychildren. With make up to display his bad complexion and black contacts to illustrate his soulless eyes, he’d make a great Daychild leader.

Albania – actor Emma Stone

Witch and friend of Kai’s. She has striking long red hair. Emma looks gorgeous with red hair. She’s young, but also has a mature demeanor, like Albania. 

WOW! What a great cast... I myself find them all Great choices *my Ava is a little different* But that is just me :) These are all Fantastic choices.

If you made it this far...Good cause I have the Final Whole Cover

 for Dark Return 

*squeee* Seriously I cannot wait to get my 

greedy hands on this!! ok here it is.....

Get Dark Seeker at : 


Barnes and Noble 

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