Showing posts with label young adult. Show all posts
Showing posts with label young adult. Show all posts

The Wednesday Writing Worktable: Deep Meaning with Georgeann Swiger

For the Wednesday Writing Worktable, I have author Georgeann Swiger stopping by on her Blog Tour for the latest installment of the Trinity of Souls Series. She's sharing with us about the importance of symbols and creating a deeper meaning plus an interview with the author, an excerpt, and details on her awesome giveaway below.

Monday Getaway: Opposition

Today, my Monday Getaway is Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It's the fifth and final book of the Lux series. 

I originally started the Monday Getaway series with this series. The original blog post is HERE. You'll understand why I have a book crush on Daemon.

As always, it's bittersweet to end a series, but I'm glad she did it here and didn't prolong it unneccessarily, which it had started to seem at one point. As with most, it was hastily written and edited, so be warned. Please don't judge the book on this. Writers get very caught up in their careers--attending signings, making appearances, doing panels, and even writing other books. I can imagine the last book in a series is also the hardest to write for writers because you're essentially saying good-bye to characters and a world that you've invested so much time and affection. It has to be the hardest thing to write just as it's hard to break up with someone. Not that this is an excuse, just stating the facts.

The blurb for Opposition:

Don't miss Opposition, the fifth and final book in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s bestselling Lux series.
"A thrilling ride from start to finish," says RT Book Reviews.

Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can’t believe Daemon stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred.
Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

Lots of <3,

Meet the Characters: Emery Drake

While I'm busy pounding away on some new Meridienne Drake stuff, I wanted to introduce you to some of my inspiration for the characters. I can't say any one person inspires my characters. I like to take the best of some and the worst of others and mix-mash it into my idea of who's who, but sometimes I know exactly who'd have the ability to play a character in a movie. Like Emery.

Characteristics of Emery Drake:

Monday Getaway: The End of Soul Screamers

I finished the main books in the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent in the series last week. Finally! It was a decent series, but I have to say the ending was pure brilliance. How clever Vincent is. There are two novellas I didn't read, which were released after the end of the last book. I'll mention them here, but I didn't read them. I thought the series ending was satisfying enough. It did leave one arc unresolved, and from what I heard these shorts solve that. Maybe one day I will read it, but for now, I'm moving on.

There is a bonus of a Day in the Afterlife of Tod that's not in book form. It's not really even a story. Think of it more as a schedule--a little peek into what a typical day for Tod is like. Kind of sad and lonely. Read it: Here Then check out the blurbs for the rest of the series.

Monday Getaway: Soul Screamers Vol. 2

  I finished Volume 2, so I can present it as a whole for this Monday's Getaway.

Soul Screamers Vol. 2 by Rachel Vincent contains Books 3 and 4 and another novella: My Soul to Keep, My Soul to Steal, and Reaper. 

If you missed Soul Screamers Vol. 1, click here.

Monday Getaway: My Soul to Keep

Monday's Getaway is My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent, Book 3 in the Soul Screamers series. I read it from Volume 2 of the series. 

For some reason, this past week was difficult for me to read. It seemed every time I read I'd fall asleep after reading a chapter or two. Thus, I didn't finish Volume 2. I don't know why. Maybe I was more tired than usual, the fact that I read an entirely different series in between Volume 1 and 2, or this book was my least favorite of the series so far.

It wasn't bad, but I kept screaming throughout the whole book, "Just tell your father!" It's probably the adult in me who knew he could help. hehe

My Journey and Excerpt by Dale S. Rogers

So, excited! Today is the first of my new feature for Young Adult or Fantasy Authors and Illustrators. Without further ado, let me introduce my guest post today. She is a Young Adult/Tween writer and an awesome person to to follow and be followed by on Twitter. Don't forget to read the excerpt from her story. I can't wait for more and wish you, Dale, the best of luck on your publishing journey. :o)

Dale S. Rogers
     Scratching chalk onto the blackboard of a high school classroom years ago, I might have thought about the knifing which occurred there shortly before I started student teaching.  I also might have wished I'd majored in Journalism or Creative Writing.  I still do.  


On June 21, 2011, I will release a preview for the first three chapters of my book, which is the first in the series.

Meridienne Drake: Secrets of the Truth

After graduating from the eighth grade, Meridienne Drake’s graduation present was a lone plane ticket to Portland, Oregon to meet relatives that she never knew existed. Feeling betrayed by her parents’ deceptions and secrets, Meridienne struggles between accepting and rejecting this new family. Amidst all of this, Meridienne falls in love for the first time only to be left utterly confused. When her fourteenth birthday arrives, the full extent of all the secrets the Drakes kept are revealed to Meridienne and consists of secrets that Meridienne had only dreamt about, literally. Will she accept this secret life and be able to face what comes with that? Or, is all this heat too much for her?