31 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Happy Halloween everyone its time for another Waiting on Wednesday! I know long time no see right! I decided to do another because I haven't in a really long time and because I just saw the cover to something I cannot wait to read so without further adu here it is!
This Strange and Familiar Place by Rachel Carter

I would show you a synopsis as well but I can't seem to find one anywhere but I seriously cannot wait to read this book! What can you guys not wait for?

30 October 2012

Moonlight and Oranges Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Good morning my awesome followers! Today Comfort Books is participating in the Moonlight and Oranges by Elise Stephens tour hosted by AToMR Tours and our host is Leisha! I have a promo post for you but first here's a little about the book.

Moonlight and Oranges by Elise Stephens
Synopsis: A timeless tale of young romance.

Lorona Connelly is ready for a change from her carefully planned, bookish life. When sparks fly at a costume party, she embraces a chance for romance with the handsome Kestrin Feather. However, she quickly realizes that even love and destiny may not be enough to overcome the reality of an overprotective mother-in-law and Kestrin's long, tarnished history of relationships.

When Lorona's curiosity leads her to Kestrin's journal, doubt plagues them both with insecurities and threatens the relationship. Can true love overcome the odds, or was their whirlwind romance just a frivolous crush? Author Elise Stephens shares a journey of young love, fate, and wounded trust in the story of Lorona and Kestrin, a couple who must learn to overcome their fears to share a life together.

You can find the book in the places below:
Barnes & Noble

Meet The Author:
Elise Stephens received the Eugene Van Buren Prize for Fiction from the University of Washington in 2007, where she also received her degree in Creative Writing. Moonlight and Oranges is her first novel and was a quarter-finalist for the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband where they both enjoy swing dancing, eating tiramisu, and savoring the flavor of local live theater.

You can find the author in the places below:

Her website

Yuki wrung her hair and watched the puddle on the floor. She dried her hands on her shirt, and pulled Lorona to her feet. "We're going home."
"Why is he going to California?" Lorona whispered.
They reached the lower landing and prepared for a mad dash to the car. As Yuki surged forward, Lorona looked up at Kestrin's window. A thought struck her as the first growl of thunder rumbled across the sky.
"Wait a minute," she squinted at the brick wall. "Four stories isn't that bad."
"Lorona Maria Connelly, don't even think about it."
"She isn't thinking about it. Don't worry."
"Good. Because I thought you were planning to climb up and break in from the outside."
"Lorona Maria Feather was thinking that, however." Under her breath Lorona muttered to herself, "You will find your first answer on the wall."
Yuki didn't hear her. "You look like a wet marmalade cat," Yuki whined. "We're going to get hypothermia."
Lorona rubbed her hands together. "Then I'd better move fast."
They shuffled to the side of Kestrin's building. Yuki eyed the interior of the cafe where rotisserie chickens spun past the window with crackling brown skins. "I'd let them skewer me like that if I could feel warm right now," She groaned. "I hope you know how much I love you."
Lorona tried to pick out an ascent on the brickwork. This wasn't going to be like a rock climbing wall, which she'd only attempted once. She touched the wet brick and made a face. All surfaces would be slippery and, if she was really lucky, coated with moss.
She pulled off her shoes and stood barefoot on the pavement.
"You're going to climb that?" Yuki yelped and covered her eyes. "I'm not watching you kill yourself. Call me if you're alive ten minutes from now. I'll be around the corner."
"I can't call you! I don't have a phone!" Lorona laughed.
Yuki disappeared and Lorona shook her head. Yuki clearly didn't understand that this phone meant a connection with Kestrin. There was something about needing to defeat Amanda in all of this, too.
An oil slick floated in a puddle with irdescent blue and silver swirls. Lorona used its beauty to draw her strength and murmured a prayer.
Looking up at the second story, Lorona saw the beginning of a fire-escape. If she could climb up to there, the rest of the ascent to Kestrin's window would be easy. She scrambled up a nearby dumpster, and as soon as she tried to stand, her soles slipped on the smooth metal. She pitched forward and slammed onto both knees with a gong-like crash.
"You okay?" Yuki panicked from her blind spot.
"Stay where you are. I'm bleeding and my intestines are showing. It's not pretty."
"Knock it off!"
"Stay put. I'm fine."
Yuki growled loudly, but she did't reappear. Lorona laughed again. Her optimisim rose buoyantly under the weeping sky. Was this the shy, rule-abiding girl who was risking her for a chance to talk to her husband? Lorona's smile widened.
Amanda isn't going to stop me.

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Amubuzzador Giveaway: Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

Hello followers! So recently I was choosen to be an Ambuzzador over at Randombuzzers which means I have an extra copy of Mystic City by Theo Lawrence to giveaway! Woohoo! But first let's promote the book a little shall we?

Mysitc City by Theo Lawrence
Synopsis: For fans of  Matched, The Hunger Games, X-Men, and Blade Runner comes a tale of a magical city divided, a political rebellion ignited, and a love that was meant to last forever. Book One of the Mystic City Novels.

Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City's two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents' sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud—and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths. But Aria doesn't remember falling in love with Thomas; in fact, she wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. And she can't conceive why her parents would have agreed to unite with the Fosters in the first place. Only when Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic from the Depths, does she start to have glimmers of recollection—and to understand that he holds the key to unlocking her past. The choices she makes can save or doom the city—including herself.

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27 October 2012

In My Mailbox e-book edition 5 + Weekly Wrap Up

Hey peoples! guess what it's time for? Another In My Mailbox e-book edition! number 5 to be exact! Anyways, In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi over @ The Story Siren where we show off all the books we got each week! Now lets get to the books.

Air by Shauna Granger
Synopsis: It was a rough start to the school year for Shayna and her friends, Jodi and Steven, but thankfully summer break is near. Trying to sort out her feelings for the new guy in town, Shayna agrees to let Jensen join her on a group date with her friends. While out they end up at a local coffee house where their classmate, social outcast Jeremy McCormick, is humiliated by his baseball star brother. When Jeremy runs away from the jeering crowd, Shayna and Jodi hear the unmistakable sound of a thousand wings chasing after him, but no one else seems to hear them. These are not like any air elementals that Shayna or Jodi have ever encountered before and they fear Jeremy has gotten himself tangled up in something too dangerous for him to handle. But when Shayna tries to help Jeremy control his magical abilities she realizes it might be the biggest mistake of her life.

Water by Shauna Granger
Synopsis: Shayna's first surfing session of the summer is interrupted by the screams of a mother who has lost her little boy in the water. Without regard to her own safety, Shayna swims out, rescues the boy, but must escape the clutches of something far worse than she could have ever imagined – mermaids.

Compelled to answer the sirens' call, the boys of Shayna's town are drawn to the sea, but when they return are afflicted by an unknown illness, a sickness which is draining them of their life force. Unable to tell anyone about the mermaids, Shayna and her friends are forced to solve the mystery before it's too late, and in doing so, Shayna will finally have to face the full force of her powers. Whether she’s ready or not, she will have to face her true nature.

Caleo by James Crawford
Synopsis: Caleo Anima is the social outcast of Butler High. His pale skin and white hair have caused him nothing but trouble since birth. Now at age 17 a mysterious stranger shows up telling him that not only is Caleo part of a magical race called Leeches, but his life is in danger because of a civil war that's been going on for decades...all in an effort to gain control over him.

Matt Archer Monster Hunter by Kendra C. Highley
Synopsis: Fourteen-year-old Matt Archer spends his days studying Algebra, hanging out with his best friend and crushing on the Goddess of Greenhill High, Ella Mitchell. To be honest, he thinks his life is pretty lame until he discovers something terrifying on a weekend camping trip at the local state park.

Monsters are real. And living in his backyard.

But that's not the half of it. After Matt is forced to kill a strange creature to save his uncle, he finds out that the weird knife he took from his uncle's bag has a secret, one that will change Matt's life. The knife was designed with one purpose: to hunt monsters. And it's chosen Matt as its wielder.

Now Matt's part of a world he didn't know existed, working with a covert military unit dedicated to eliminating walking nightmares. Faced with a prophecy about a looming dark war, Matt soon realizes his upcoming Algebra test is the least of his worries.

His new double life leaves Matt wondering which is tougher: hunting monsters or asking Ella Mitchell for a date?

Weekly Wrap Up



Blog Tours/Hops:
The Serpent's Ring Tour: Book Spotlight
Earth Tour: Promo Post
Determinant Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway
Matt Archer Monster Hunter Tour: Guest Post

Earth Tour: Promo Post + Giveaway
Determinant Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway
Matt Archer Monster Hunter Tour: Guest Post

25 October 2012

Matt Archer Tour: Guest Post

Hello everyone, Comfort Books is participating in the Matt Archer Monster Hunter by Kendra C. Highley tour which is hosted by YA Bound!

Matt Archer Monster Hunter by Kendra C. Highley
Fourteen-year-old Matt Archer spends his days studying Algebra, hanging out with his best friend and crushing on the Goddess of Greenhill High, Ella Mitchell. To be honest, he thinks his life is pretty lame until he discovers something terrifying on a weekend camping trip at the local state park.

Monsters are real. And living in his backyard.

But that's not the half of it. After Matt is forced to kill a strange creature to save his uncle, he finds out that the weird knife he took from his uncle's bag has a secret, one that will change Matt's life. The knife was designed with one purpose: to hunt monsters. And it's chosen Matt as its wielder.

Now Matt's part of a world he didn't know existed, working with a covert military unit dedicated to eliminating walking nightmares. Faced with a prophecy about a looming dark war, Matt soon realizes his upcoming Algebra test is the least of his worries.

His new double life leaves Matt wondering which is tougher: hunting monsters or asking Ella Mitchell for a date?

Barnes & Noble:

Meet The Author:
Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to two self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes chocolate is a basic human right, running a 10k is harder than it sounds, and that everyone should learn to drive a stick-shift. She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica.

Top Ten Guest Post:
Matt Archer's Monster Top Ten List
Hey everybody, my name’s Matt Archer…and I hunt monsters.  Heh, that sounds familiar.  Anyway, just because I hunt monsters doesn’t mean I don’t have an appreciation for them. Call it a professional curiosity, maybe. Just in time for Halloween, I’ve created a top ten list of my favorite monsters. Check ‘em out:
10.   Frankenstein’s Monster:  Old school, sure, but the dude has bolts in his neck. Bolts! Plus, the guy was made over with spare parts and brought back from the dead by a lightning bolt. Pretty badass.
9. The Loch Ness Monster:  A lot of people don’t think Nessie is real, but I know better--I’ve seen the intel. Um, oops, I probably shouldn’t have said anything. Moving on…
8. Medusa:  Okay, this chick has snakes for hair. Now, I’ve seen freakish bed-head (my brother’s hair looks like something mice would nest in); Medusa takes it to a whole different level, though. And she can turn people into stone. That’s kind of useful.
7. Freddy Krueger:  Retro, but awesome. Those claws and that melted face? I watched Nightmare on Elm Street with my friend Will when we were ten. We pulled it up on pay-per-view in his room when his folks were out and, oh my God. I couldn’t sleep without my closet light on for two weeks. (Please don’t tell anyone. Totally embarrassing.)
6.  Godzilla:  This guy is so freaking sick, he has his own theme song. Just saying.
5. Flying Monkeys:  You know how some people say, “Yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt?” If you watched the Wizard of Oz, I think you’d change your mind about saying that.
4.  Zombies:  They’re undead, and they want to eat your brains. I can’t imagine anything nastier than that, unless it’s…
3. The Clown from IT:  I will never go to a circus again. Never. But, speaking of clowns…
2. Just about everything in Poltergeist:  My mom made us watch it last Halloween, calling it a “Gen-X Classic Sream-fest.” I thought it sounded pretty cheesy. Yeah, not so much. The clown attacking the kid, the skeletons in the pool, the dude’s face melting, the girl talking to the “other world” through the TV? Crap almighty.
So what could possibly beat those? For me, that’s easy. See, I hunt earth-bound monsters. Ghosts might be a problem because I’m not sure the knife works on beings that aren’t solid, but they haven’t given me much trouble either way. What I’m not so sure about are monsters from another planet…
    1. The Alien:  You know the one—anything that can explode out of someone’s stomach then go on a rampage? Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. You want to scare the crap out of me? Strap me in a chair and play the original Alien. I’ll never forgive my brother for making me watch that

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21 October 2012

Determinant Tour: Author Interview

Hey my lovely followers I hope you are having a lovely sunday monday morning! Today Comfort Books is apart of the Determinant tour hosted by Abby @ Bookshelf Confessions Anyways heres a little about the book then I'll throw the giveaway at you!

Determinant by A.M. Hargrove
Synopsis: January St. Davis, on her own since the age of sixteen and struggling to stay in college, thinks she’s scored in a major way when she lands a paid summer internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. One evening, after working an especially long shift, a chance encounter with a group of mysterious men alters the course of her life.

Rykerian Yarrister, a Guardian of Vesturon with unearthly powers and impossibly gorgeous looks, finds himself at odds over the human female he recently saved from certain death. When it seems he is on the verge of winning her over, she is ripped from his hands by a strange and powerful being, threatening to destroy her if his demands are not met.

Do Rykerian and the Guardians have the ability to meet this fierce barbarian’s ultimatums, or will January suffer a horrid demise?

Author Interview:

P: What made you want to be a writer?
A: I've always wanted to write. I minored in journalism in college (I was only one class short of a double major in it) and I thought I wanted to write advertising copy. But life throws you curve balls, so my career veered off in an entirely different direction and I ended up working for a major pharmaceutical corporation. After over twenty years in the industry, my company was taken over by another larger one and my division was eliminated. So I decided to make a complete career change and that's how I ended up becoming a writer. The desire was always there, but the time wasn't. Now I had the time so I decided to use it to my advantage.

P: Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
A: Read and write as much as you can. Enter writing contests. Write short stories, novellas, anything that can get your feet wet. Join Goodreads and meet other aspiring authors. Connect with writers and ask them to read your work. Have other writers critique your work. Never stop reading. That's one thing that I miss as a writer. When I'm in the middle of a project, I get so involved that my time becomes very limited, so the only chance I have to read is at bedtime. It's never enough. I've always been a bookworm so I miss not being able to read every spare minute I have. Now I write during every spare minute!

P: Where is your favorite place to write?
A: I don't really have a favorite place. I use a laptop so I can write anywhere. My favorite place is anywhere there are no distractions!

P: Do you like to read as well as write? If so what type of genres do you like to read?
A: Yes!!! I love almost anything, but admittedly, I am a true romance lover at heart!

P: What can we expect from you in the future?
A: I just sent my first adult romance novel off to my editor. It's called Dark Waltz and it's the first book in the Praestani Series. It's based on Jurek, a character I introduced in Determinant. I expect to have that out in November. I also started working on reEmergent, book 4 of The Guardians of Vesturon, which is Xarrid's and Saylan's story. That should be out in early 2013.
**Speed Round**
1. Paperback or Hard cover?
E-Book…sorry. Just love the digital thing…what can I say?

2. Elmo or Barney?
Elmo all the way :-))

3. Cheese-It's or Goldfish?

4. Pens or Pencils?

5. Paper or Lap top?
Lap top

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20 October 2012

Earth Tour: Promo Post

Hey everybody! I hope your having an awesome Saturday! I'm here because Comfort Books is participating in the Elemental Series tour which is by Shauna Granger and it's hosted by YA Bound! This is a series tour but for now I'm just going to give you info about the first book because I haven't read any of them and I don't want to spoil them for myself!

Earth by Shauna Granger
Synopsis: Shayna and her two best friends have the abilities to manipulate and control the four elements, earth, air, water and fire. While learning to hone their growing powers, they discover a new and malicious presence in their sleepy beach town. Someone is performing blood magic and threatens to expose their small magical community. So far only small animals have been slaughtered, but then the nightmares start.

Shayna suffers nightmares of being chased and sacrificed only to wake up bloodied and bruised. She thinks her magical blood is the ultimate target for the final blood rite. When an innocent girl, Tracy, is kidnapped Shayna knows it's only a ploy to draw her out; she can't let someone die because of her.

Excerpt of Fire book #4

Jodi dropped the cooler into the trunk of my car as I placed most of the blankets beside it, keeping one of the dry ones for the backseat. I had a feeling Steven might need it on the way home considering how much energy this new task was taking from him. I put my gloves on before tossing the blanket into the backseat.
“Want to stay with the car and let it warm up while I go get Flamer?” Jodi asked.
“Nah, I’ll go get him. Why don’t you hang back and get warm in the car?” I said, handing her my keys. She nodded without argument and slipped into the front passenger side of the car, reaching over to put the keys in and turn on the engine. I pushed the fingers of my gloves tighter into place and started walking back into the park. I was in the trees again before the smell of smoke hit me like a punch in the gut.
“Son of a bitch!” I cursed before breaking into a run. This time the trees and bushes tore at my face and caught on my clothes, my emotions betraying me and making this mad dash awkward and clumsy. The cold air ripped through my lungs and my pulse hammered in my ears. I could taste Steven’s panic like pennies in my mouth.
I burst through the line of trees, a moment of déjà vu hitting me hard, but the serene clearing I had found was now clouded with smoke and the glow of orange outlined the trees in a macabre scene.
“Damnit!” I swore loudly, coughing as I inhaled the smoke. “Steven!” I screamed, my eyes watering against the burn of the smoke, making it impossible for me to see him. His emotions raged all around me in the out of control fire. The flames were faltering thanks to the damp earth and wet bark, but they were trying to burn nonetheless.
“Shay!” Steven’s scream came at me from dead ahead. I ducked my head as I barreled forward, arms outstretched, blindly reaching for him.
“Stop moving!” I yelled, letting my anger lash out at him like a slap in the face to calm his panic. Soon my hands struck fabric and I coiled my fingers into his jacket and pulled him into me. He was crying and his emotions ran over me like fire ants, but I couldn’t help it; I didn’t have the time or luxury to try and calm him or block him out. I rode his pain and panic like a snorting, angry bull, pulling him with me as I stumbled on unseen rocks and roots, back towards the trees I’d come from.
“Goddamnit!” I yelled as we broke through the edge of the smoke and shoved Steven forward, away from me, as I spun back around to face the clearing. Steven stumbled and fell, scraping his hands on the ground, hacking and spitting out the smoke from his lungs.
I was nearly blind with panic; Steven was still too close to me to let me concentrate, so I ran forward, back into the choking smoke and heat.
“Shay! No!” Steven screamed, tears still streaming down his face, still coughing roughly and trying to get his bearings on all fours.
“Stay there or so help me, Steven!” I yelled at him, letting my anger lash out again, shoving him back to land on his butt. I’d apologize later, but right now there was a forest screaming in my mind, tearing my aura apart and threatening to break my mind if I didn’t hurry.
I fell to my knees, grateful I missed any rocks I couldn’t see, ripping off my gloves before plunging my hands into the ground. My arms sank almost up to my elbows and I called on all of the excess energy I had stored up and shoved it back into the Earth, calling on all of the water I could feel just below the surface. I felt the power sear through my body, burning my aura as it raced through me, nearly ripping open my palms as it found an outlet. The orange light was the first thing to go as the small flames that had ignited were extinguished; the smoldering embers died away next, allowing the smoke to dissipate slowly, rising into the air.
I kept my face close to the ground, gulping in the clean air, reeling in the new pain it brought with it from my smoke burned lungs. When the smoke cleared, I called my power back into me, not willing to let all of my hard work go to waste. When I opened my eyes, I saw the small clearing was flooded and I was soaking wet.
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The Serpent's Ring Tour: Book Spotlight

Hello there! So today I was supposed to put up my review for The Serpent's Ring but I didn't get to finish it because so many things are going on which school and family etc! My review will be finished and up eventually but for right now heres a little about the book.

The Serpent's Ring by H.B. Bolton
Synopsis: Evan and Claire Jones are typical teenagers, forced to go with their parents to yet another boring museum ... that is, until something extraordinary happens to make their day a little more than interesting. After following a strange little creature into a closed exhibit, Evan and his older sister, Claire, discover the Serpent’s Ring, one of the magical relics formed from the shattered Mysticus Orb. Purely by accident, they have awakened its powers and opened a portal to Sagaas, land of ancient gods.

Before the siblings can comprehend what has happened, the Serpent’s Ring is wrenched from Evan’s hand by an enormous bird and flown back to Aegir, the Norse god of the sea. Evan and Claire, accompanied by a band of unlikely heroes, must retrieve the Serpent’s Ring before Aegir uses its immense powers to flood all the lands on Earth.

I hope you like the synopsis! I really did and I still am I can't wait to figure out what happens next =D

19 October 2012

In My Mailbox 57 + Weekly Wrap Up

Hey followers! I'm back with another IMM and this meme is hosted by Kristi over @ The Story Siren if you didn't know! This week is a small but awesome week =D

Books this week:

Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer

Weekly Wrap Up:


Teaser Tuesday

Blog Tours/Hops:
Cadet of Tildor: Book Trailer Reveal
Name The Book Extravaganza: Scavenger Hunt
The Acropolis Tour: Author Interview

Name The Book Extravaganza: Scavenger Hunt

17 October 2012

The Acropolis Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway

Hey everybody! Today Comfort Books is apart of The Acropolis tour hosted by AToMR Tours and our tour host is Autumn over @ The Autumn Review! Today I have an author interview for you but first lets check out a little about the book!

The Acropolis by R.K. Ryals
“We have a new assignment for you, Mr. Reinhardt.”
These words are not comforting to me. At eighteen, I am a gargoyle who has been demoted because I broke the rules. Now I have a new mission, a new mark to protect. But I don’t expect Emma Chase. I don’t expect to question my own race. I don’t expect to care for my own mark. And I am not prepared for what I find at The Acropolis.
Author Interview:
P:  What makes this book stand apart from your other work?
RK: The Acropolis originally began as a spinoff book from the Redemption series in which Conor Reinhardt first makes his appearance, but it became much more than that. I think it stands apart because it's about gargoyles who protect humans on earth from Demons, but the gargoyles become so obsessed with doing what's right that they start to miss what's wrong. It's a story about overcoming prejudice, about love, and in some ways about atonement. I think people can relate to that.
P: Why gargoyles? Where did that inspiration come from?
RK: I have always had a fascination with gargoyles. Well, more like a fascination with history and certain arhcitecture from certain periods. Gargoyles were often used for protection and to divert water. I'm not quite sure why this fascinated me so much, especially since most gargoyles statues appear grotesque, but they do. I wanted to create a society of gargoyles created by Heaven to protect humans from evil. I wanted to give them a structure, and then I wanted to focus on one particular gargoyle and his place within that structure. And that is where Conor comes in.
P: What was the most difficult part in writing this story?
RK: Weirdly, I'm not sure there was a difficult part for me in this story. I did a lot of research on gargoyles, but most of the gargoyles' development and structure and etc. is my own creation as there isn't much to go on in myth. Same with Emma's characters and where she comes from. It was an incredibly fun book to write and wasn't tedious in the least.
P: What was the most fun?
RK: The interaction between Conor, Will, and Roach. It continually cracked me up even writing it. Conor was honestly so much fun to write. He's charming, witty, and loyal to a fault.
P: What is your favorite scene in ACROPOLIS?
RK: I think my favorite scene in the Acropolis is the ocean scene where the gargoyles are escaping with Emma to the Acropolis. It's intense, and it says alot about both Conor and Emma as characters.
P: Is there anything you would like readers to take away after reading the book they may miss that you want to point out?
RK: I didn't originally write this book with a message in mind, but one developed along the way. It was supposed to be a snarky fun book about gargoyles, but it became a book about an honorable society that has gotten so caught up in doing what's right that they've become judgemental and prejudice. I want people to walk away with the knowledge that doing what's right doesn't always mean doing what everyone else thinks is right.
I hope you all enjoyed the interview! Don't forget to check out the rest of the tour here! But before you go check out the giveaway below!

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16 October 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by MizB over at Should Be Reading. Anyone can participate just follow the rules below please  =)

1. Grab your current book
2. Flip to a random page
3. Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page.
4. Be very careful not to include spoilers you don't to spoil it for us.
5. Share the title and author too so we can add it to our TBR if we like it!

My Teaser:

The Serpent's Ring by H.B. Bolton

"Dunkle, Dunkle!" a second gurgling voice came from some purple bushes.
"Barfel!" Dunkle squealed, scurrying over to meet the other imp.

I picked this because it shows how odd it is but thats what makes this fantasy book interesting. I also chose this book for my teaser tuesday because I was supposed to review it for tomorrow and I'm not going to have it done in time so I figured I'd do my best to get it some additional hype! Thanks for stopping by =D

15 October 2012

Name The Book Extravaganza: Scavenger Hunt + Giveaway

Hello awesome people! So sorry that this post is going up a bit late I was a little confused and I just got back from school so I'm throwing it up now. Anyways the purpose of this little extravaganza (hosted by Tiffany @ Escaping... One Book @ a Time) is to help Ali Cross name the third book in her Desolation series. What you have to do is go around to all the blogs and find the hidden words! So below will be my hidden word and the rest of the stops on the tour!

Become by Ali Cross
Sixteen-year old Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it’s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent back to Earth where she must face the evil she despises and the good she always feared.

When Desi is forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her choice has been made—that she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Lucifer, has created her to be. What she doesn’t count on, is finding a reason to change—something she’s never had before—a friend.

Desolate by Ali Cross
Where darkness lives, all becomes desolate . . .

It’s been two months since sixteen-year-old Desolation Black chose Earth over Hell and her friend Miri over her eternal love, Michael.

Desi goes through the motions of life: school, training, remaining vigilant against the forces of darkness, but her dreams are full of the choices she wishes she could change. When she’s injured by a strange demon, old temptations arise, and the lines between good and evil blur. Desi discovers those choices aren’t so final after all.

And this time, the power of love—for a friend, for a lover—may not be enough to save her from the darkness that lurks within.

Meet The Author:
Ali Cross is the sensei of the Writer's Dojo where she holds a black belt in awesome. She lives in Utah with her kickin' husband, two sparring sons, one ninja cat, two sumo dogs and four zen turtles.
Twitter: @alicross
Here is the mock cover:
How pretty is this? I was thinking Back" to when I picked up a copy of Between The Lines there were pictures in it and they are just as pretty as this one =D
I hope you all enjoyed the little book spotlight I had above. Below are the blogs that have to be stopped at for the rest of the scavenger hunt and the forms for voting for the name and the giveaway. Don't forget to double Back" at least once to make sure you have all the right words!


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The Cadet of Tildor Book Trailer Reveal + Giveaway

Hello my lovely followers! You may remember a few months back Comfort Books was apart of the cover reveal for The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell if not here is that post  Anyways today Comfort Books is participating in the trailer reveal for The Cadet of Tildor which I'm pretty excited about so first heres a little about the book! 

The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin)
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: High fantasy
Expected Release: January 10, 2013
Book trailer by: Medieval Reenactment Group “Liberi Lusenta” located in Italy
Organized by: AToMR Tours
Synopsis: Tamora Pierce meets George R. R. Martin in this smart, political, medieval fantasy-thriller.

There is a new king on the throne of Tildor. Currents of political unrest sweep the country as two warring crime families seek power, angling to exploit the young Crown's inexperience. At the Academy of Tildor, the training ground for elite soldiers, Cadet Renee de Winter struggles to keep up with her male peers. But when her mentor, a notorious commander recalled from active duty to teach at the Academy, is kidnapped to fight in illegal gladiator games, Renee and her best friend Alec find themselves thrust into a world rife with crime, sorting through a maze of political intrigue, and struggling to resolve what they want, what is legal, and what is right.

Meet The Author:
Alex Lidell is a YA fantasy writer and author of ABNA Finalist THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013). Alex started writing at 2 am.

2 am is when the night turns to introspection, when dorm-room conversations flourish to life. The ones where you ask “what if” - realizing that if an answer seems obvious, then you don’t know the whole story. The ones where you sketch plans for your next project, your future business, your quest for peace in the middle east - or for teaching kids to read - and you know that you can succeed. If you just try hard enough.

Alex’s 2 am project, which she started after getting her Masters in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, was her book. THE CADET OF TILDOR - 2010 finalist in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards (under the title SERVICE OF THE CROWN) - tells the story of sixteen-year-old Renee, who struggles to keep up with her male classmates at a grueling military academy while facing a friend’s forbidden magic and her mentor’s shadowy past. CADET is upcoming from Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin) on January, 10, 2013.

Although English is Alex’s primary language, it wasn’t her first. Coming from Russia, Alex learned english in elementary school and fell in love with reading when the school librarian put Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA into her hands. Years later, in college, it was another book that re-united Alex with russian, which she had shunned in adolescence. The Three Musketeers.* Alex thanks both books, and the writers who created them.

Alex Lidell is a YA fantasy author. She is also a photographer, a horseback rider, and a paramedic. The latter two go hand in hand more often than one would like.

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13 October 2012

In My Mailbox 55 + Weekly Wrap Up

Hey all this week was sort of a slow week but I loved everything I got so I hope you enjoy seeing it =D btw In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren

Won from Katie @ Katie's Book Blog
Speechless by Hannah Harrington

Weekly Wrap Up:

Going Under by Georgia Cates 
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

Flirt Squad
It's Monday What Are You Reading?

Blog Tours/Hops:
Going Under Tour: Review
Maybe The Trains Tour: Author Interview


11 October 2012

Maybe The Trains Tour: Author Interview

Hello everybody! I was contacted by the publisher to participate in the Maybe The Trains Tour which is a tour for the book The Sun, The Moon, and Maybe The Trains by Rodney Jones. You guys know I love time travel books and that is exactly why I accepted to be on the tour. Here's a little about the book!

The Sun, The Moon, and Maybe The Trains by Rodney Jones
Synopsis: What would it take to convince you that the woods you just left is a hundred and forty-four years distant from the one you entered?

Ten years have passed since the Civil War broke up John Bartley’s family. Living with his aunt and uncle in the tiny village of Greendale, Vermont, isn’t filled with excitement for a seventeen-year-old.

Until John walks into the woods one day and stumbles into 2009…

Fortunately, he chances upon the outspoken Tess McKinnon. To earn her trust, he must first convince her that he is neither a lunatic nor a liar. The proof he needs is buried at the end of a mountain road, where the ruins of Greendale lie just beneath a layer of dead leaves and moss.

What became of his home? Why is there no record of its existence?
Author Interview:
P: What made you want to write about time traveling?
R: The devil made me do it, though I must confess he twisted my arm but only the slightest bit. I’ve always been attracted to stories involving time travel and alternate realities. I’m fond of quirky and bizarre. The idea for The Sun, the Moon, and Maybe the Trains came to me while I was living in Vermont, which is where the story takes place. One day in 2009 I was hiking around Lowell Lake, listening to the sounds of cars and planes in the distance, and this thought came to mind: What if I was from the year 1875? What would I make of these strange noises? I walked along the wooded path playing with this idea, just having fun with it, and then I wondered: What if I was that fellow from 1875 and I was to step from this woods and find myself in 2009? And in that, the premise of the story was born.
P: Have you always wanted to be an author?
R: No. For as far back as I can remember, I wanted to be an artist. And I was for most of my life. The idea of writing didn’t occur to me until I had passed my mid-forties. It was a harebrained idea, really. I mean, I had not the first clue about writing a storyI could barely spell. I didn’t know the difference between an utter and an udder, but I learned. And now I can proudly and confidently point to a cow and exclaim, “Look! An udder!” I guess I’m a bit of a showoff in that respect.
P: What advice would you give other aspiring writers?
R: Write because you love writing. Forever strive to be the best. Write even when you can’t think of something worth writing about. There will be days when you look at what you’ve written and recognize a touch of genius, and others when you’ll see only sorry BSall good writers experience this. Never give up.
P: The name of my blog is Comfort Books so what is your favorite comfort book?
R: Comfort? If by comfort you mean a feeling of well-being, the self-assurance that all is well, all is as it should be, I’d side with Stillness Speaks, by Eckhart Tolle. But if you’re talking about stories, novels that are perhaps calming and relaxing, I’d park my butt in bed with Plainsong, by Kent Haruf. I’d want a two pound box of assorted chocolates there beside me, though, to enhance the experience.
P: What other genres do you like to write?
R: Is ‘quirky’ a genre? The Sun, the Moon… is the only story I’ve written so far that falls neatly into a genre. But really, what is YA? It’s so broad in scope, right? I’ve written an alternate reality story, which I’d call ‘mainstream’ because it fits nowhere else, and an allegorical thriller that borders on dark comedy, then an adventure/romantic comedy that takes place on a world that is so similar to earth that you may miss the fact that you’re on distant planet. And I’m currently working on a sci-fi, which I feel really pushes the boundaries of what I’d consider sci-fi.  Why is there no genre called ‘not so young adult’? It seems that stories which don’t fit neatly into a rigid genre tend to be lumped into ‘mainstream’. I’m OK with that.
P: Which character was your favorite to write?
R: I especially enjoyed writing Tess, the lead female. I found it easier getting into her head than the other characters. I think this was because she is contemporary. She provided an outlet for my humor.
P: Do you have a favorite place to write?
R: I can’t say I do. I like to sit out in the shade of the backyard when the weather is drynot so humid or hot or buggy. Mostly I write from the living room couch, which is fine with me as long as the grandkids aren’t distracting me. I guess, what this boils down to is, I need a favorite placeI have not yet discovered mine.
P: Is it hard balancing writing with the rest of your life?
R: For the most part, no. My ‘other’ life demands very little from me. The one issue I have is sitting for too long. I try to balance it out with long walks in the country, or long bike rides. I could do with a good long walk right now. My seat’s getting hot.
P: What do you do when you get writers block?
R: What is that? Really! If I get to a point in a story where I’m not sure of what comes next, I keep writing. I may put down a dull paragraph or two before noticing a hint of a better idea emerging. This doesn’t work for everyone? Weird.
P: What can we expect from you in the future?
R: A lot. I’ve spent the last few months working with Red Adept Publishing, getting The Sun, the Moon… ready for print. In my spare time I’ve been polishing up a story, tentatively titled Entwined, which is the one I’d like to see in print next. It’s an ultra-quirky coming of age/adventure/comedy that takes place on a world called Bufadu. I’m also eager to get back to my new story, the mysterious bizarro sci-fi thingy. It’s been a ton of fun writing it. I’m about a third of the way into the first draft. So, stay tuned boils and galsthe best is yet to come.
Thank you so much for being here on Comfort Books today Rodney! and thanks for all my lovely followers for stopping by have a great day =D
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