Friday, October 24, 2014

Echoes of Scotland Street (On Dublin Street #5)

Echoes of Scotland Street (On Dublin Street, #5)Series: On Dublin Street #5
Author: Samantha Young
Publication: October 7, 2014
By: Berkley/NAL
Audiobook: Penguin Audio/Narrated by Elle Newlands
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3.75 Stars!

Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wakeup call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she’s sworn off men—especially those of the bad-boy variety.

Cole Walker is exactly the sort that Shannon wants to avoid—gorgeous, tattooed, charming, and cocky. But his rough exterior hides a good man who’s ready to find “the one.” He’s determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude and win her heart.

As Shannon opens up in the face of Cole’s steady devotion, the passion between them ignites to blazing levels. But when Shannon’s past comes back to haunt her, her fears may destroy the trust Cole has built between them—and tear them apart for good…


*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* 


 ~ Book ~

I enjoyed Cole Walker as well as his co-workers and friends too. Shannon, however, was a harder sell for me. She's different than the other female MCs in this series, and while I understood her reasons for behaving the way she did, I didn't like them. Rae, in all her unapologetic, potty mouthed glory was my favorite character! I laughed out loud on more than one occasion while reading/listening to her parts. Fans of this series will enjoy seeing Cole all grown up and the cameos from previous couples was fun. I also enjoyed how everything came full circle at the end. 

While this can be read as a stand alone, it's probably wise to read the books in order, lest you risk spoiling the other story lines. 

Echoes of Scotland Street makes a great addition to the On Dublin Street Series!

Favorite Quote:
“As the old car took me away from Scotland Street amid his incessant chatter, I felt like fate had just handed me two cups and I’d stupidly drunk from the wrong one.”


~ Audiobook ~ 

Elle Newlands does a fantastic job of bringing these characters and their accents to life!

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

ANIMAL MAGNETISM (Series) by Jill Shalvis


 When I was in NYC last May for BEA '14, I had the chance to meet Courtney and Erin, two of the FABULOUS publicists from Penguin-Berkley. (Seriously, Courtney, Erin and Jessica are some of my favorite people to work with!) 
 
We chatted about everything from BEA, to chocolate, to cupcakes and most importantly, who are our favorite authors all while enjoying a sinfully delicious hot chocolate from Jacques Torres Chocolate on Hudson Street. (I don't think I've ever been in a better smelling store!)
 
 I mentioned to Courtney that Kristan Higgins is my "go-to" author for those times when I need a good laugh and guaranteed Happily-Ever-After. (Don't get me wrong, I still love my YA and NA books but sometimes I need to mix it up a little.) She asked if I had ever read any of Jill Shalvis' books, and I said no, but that I was aware that Jill and Kristan were Besties, and had no doubt I would enjoy Jill's writing as much as Kristan's.

A few days after I arrived home from BEA, Courtney was generous enough to send me a package containing ALL OF THE BOOKS in the Animal Magnetism Series! (At least, the ones that had been published so far.) I was really excited to get started, and once I did, I didn't want to stop! I wanted to binge read them all in one sitting, but I made myself stretch them out. I used the books as "rewards" for getting through a certain number of review books read and posted. 
(A lot more laughs and fewer calories then say, rewarding myself with cupcakes. ;) 

 I REALLY enjoyed the ANIMAL MAGNETISM series! These stories are the perfect blend of wit and charm and include plenty of face fanning romance. If you love animals and have a soft spot for strong female MCs and swoon worthy heroes (some of whom are veteran soldiers), then be sure to check this series out!
 


Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism, #1)Book 1: Animal Magnetism
Publication: February 1, 2011
4 Stars!

Co-owner of the town's only kennel, Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine, Idaho, all her life. Pilot-for-hire Brady Miller is just passing through. But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire.

It's Brady's nature to resist being tied down, but there's something about Lilah and her menagerie that keeps him coming back for more.







Animal Attraction (Animal Magnetism, #2)Book 2: Animal Attraction
Publication: October 1, 2011
4 Stars!

She’s tempting his basic instincts…

Sunshine, Idaho, is a quiet ranching town, a perfect place to give injured animals a refuge…or to find one yourself. Veterinarian Dell Connelly suspects there’s a reason his clinic’s uber-efficient receptionist has taken shelter here.

Jade Bennett couldn’t be happier to escape the big-city jungle to work with hurt animals, and have a forlorn stray kitten make its home under her desk…or enjoy the gorgeous views of her ruggedly sexy boss.

Jade is used to planning everything in her life, but Dell’s seductive, alluring ways have sparked an uncontrollable desire. And though Dell has never had time for love, Jade’s strength and sass is the kind of call no red-blooded male can resist…





Rescue My Heart (Animal Magnetism, #3)Book 3: Rescue My Heart
Publication: November 6, 2012
 4 Stars!

After a tragic stint in the National Guards, Adam Connelly returns to Idaho and to Belle Haven, the animal shelter he owns with his brothers. All Adam wants is to be alone. Then he opens the door to the past—the woman whose heart he once broke. Still gorgeous, still tough-as-nails, but this time, unusually vulnerable.

Holly Reid learned the hard way to never depend on a man for anything. Now, of all men, it’s the last one she wants to see, and the only one she needs. Her father has gone missing in the Bitterroot Mountains and she could use someone with tracking skills to help find him.

For Holly and Adam, each with their ghosts, a trek this desperate, this unpredictable, and this intimate, will have its share of risks—including opening their hearts one more time.






Rumor Has It (Animal Magnetism, #4)Book #4: Rumor Has It 
Publication: November 5, 2013
4.5 Stars!

He’ll help unleash the new woman in her…

Special Ops soldier Griffin Reid doesn’t exactly have happy memories of growing up in Sunshine, Idaho. He’s only come back to recover from a war injury, and while he refuses to admit he’s in a weakened state, he finds comfort in the last person he’d expect.

Kate Evans teaches fourth grade science in Sunshine, the place she’s always called home. Dreaming of graduate school and a happily-ever-after, she’s desperate to break out of the monotony of Sunshine. Luckily, a certain sexy man has just come back into her life.

To Griffin, Kate has always been his little sister’s friend, but now he’s finding her to be so much more. As both attempt to forge their paths, they must decide if their passionate connection can turn into something lasting…





Then Came You (Animal Magnetism, #5)Book #5: Then Came You 
Publication: July 1, 2014
4 Stars!

Veterinary intern Emily can’t believe she wound up in the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, instead of the Los Angeles clinic she had always imagined. Now she has to put her plans to move to L.A. on hold for a whole year while she fulfills the obligation of her vet school scholarship.

Then Wyatt, her gorgeous one-night stand from a Reno vet conference, introduces himself as her new boss. And Emily is just as drawn to his seductive looks and quiet strength as she was on that very steamy night. She soon learns that Wyatt isn’t just a laid-back doctor, but a delicious alpha male tempting her away from her carefully laid-out plans...






Still the One (Animal Magnetism, #6)Book #6: Still The One
Expected Publication: April 7, 2015 
Psst, Courtney, I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

Darcy Stone is game for anything — except sexy Navy veteran and physical therapist A.J. Colten, the guy who'd rejected her when she'd needed him most. Now the shoe is on the other foot and he needs her to play nice and help him secure grants for his patients. Unfortunately, Darcy can't refuse. She needs the money to fund her passion project: rescuing S&R dogs and placing them with emotionally wounded soldiers.

A.J. admits it — Darcy is irresistible. But he's already been battle-scarred by a strong-willed, vivacious, adventurous woman like Darcy, and he's not making the same mistake twice—until he and Darcy are forced to fake a relationship. Growing closer than they'd ever imagined possible, Darcy and AJ have to ask themselves: how much between them is pretend? What's the real thing? And where does it go from here?




~ About the Author ~

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.














Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Unethical by Jennifer Blackwood

UnethicalAuthor: Jennifer Blackwood
Publication: October 20, 2014
By: Entangled Embrace
Category: New Adult
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3.5 Stars!
Love burns hotter the second time around…

Two years ago, the medical world was shaken by scandal, and Payton Daniels's family was at the center of it. The second she graduated, Payton left everything behind―her high school sweetheart, her family, and the controversy surrounding her mother's death—and hid within the anonymity of college. But Payton’s ex, Blake Hiller, hasn't forgiven her for leaving, and when he enrolls in the same medical ethics class, she panics. She can’t run the risk of him telling everyone who she really is.

As if being at the same university isn’t enough, both Blake and Payton land the same internship. Forced together, their passion for each other reignites, but when Payton is asked to testify in her father’s high-profile trial, she must choose between risking her acceptance into medical school to help her father, and losing every connection to her past—including the only guy she’s ever loved.



*I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*

It's not often that I read a book that could have been ripped from the headlines, but that's how I felt while reading Unethical. Second-chance stories are some of my favorites to read and I enjoyed watching Peyton and Blake work through their past mistakes, deal with their issues head-on and ultimately find a HEA. 

There were a few spots that dragged for me, but overall this was an entertaining story. The college setting gave the story and it's characters and an authentic feel, and I think Unethical makes a nice addition to the New Adult genre. 


~ About the Author~ 

Photo Credit: Author's Website
Jennifer Blackwood is an English teacher and New Adult author. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. Her debut novel, UNETHICAL, comes out in October with Entangled Embrace.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

RELEASE DAY: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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We are thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's STONE COLD TOUCH! STONE COLD TOUCH is the second full-length novel in Jennifer's The Dark Elements Series, a young adult paranormal romance being published by Harlequin Teen!!

 

Cold Stone Touch

  Every touch has its price 

 Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. 

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden.  Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay... 
 


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~ Excerpt ~

I’d remained in bed after that, trying to sort through the odd tingling in my chest. There was a slight smile on my lips, because Zayne…well, he’d made my day, but then I’d remember what Roth had said to me the night before and the smile would wash away as if it had never been there.

I probably needed to get used to the whiplash mood swings.

It wasn’t until after dinner that I decided to scrub a day’s worth of gunk off myself.Gingerly, I peeled the bandage off, happy to find that the cut in my arm was healing as expected. I didn’t need to cover it anymore. The arm was still tender, but the Warden blood in me was quickly undoing the damage from the iron.

After changing into fresh pj’s, like a total hermit, I padded over to my desk, where I’d left my cell phone. It had been on silent all day and when I tapped the screen, I wasn’t surprised to see a slew of texts from Stacey.

Where r u?

R u skipping, u ho?

A minute later: Your locker misses u. Guess u sick with the herp?
Oh my God. I laughed out loud, grinning as I thumbed through her texts. Our bio sub is still hot. U r missing this.

Bio is lonely.

My boobs miss u. How weird is that?

That was notably weird and yet not surprising.

If I get my cell taken from me, it’s ur fault.

Holy sh*t, Layla, where r u?!?

Air punched out of my lungs as I read the next text and the several following them.

U have no idea who just walked into bio!!!

Roth is here!

Holy Canola oil, why aren’t u here to witness this?

Ok. He says he had mono. Srlsy? Do people still get mono? And who in the duck was he kissing? A second later—Duck? I didn’t mean duck. That’s SO not what I meant, autocorrect.

Another text had come in about fifteen minutes after the last one. He asked where u were. I told him u joined a cult. I laughed. He didn’t.

Finally, the last text was to call her if I wasn’t dead.

“What in the Hell?” I tossed my cell onto the bed, mouth hanging open.


~ The choice is yours ~


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Beginning today you’ll have 3 weeks to visit the series website, www.thedarkelementsseries.com, to take a poll and decide which guy Layla should ultimately choose in the final book in the trilogy, Every Last Breath. At the end of 3 weeks, we will tally all the votes, and that’s when Jennifer L. Armentrout will start writing Every Last Breath. The guy who gets the most votes is the one Layla will pick. 

 To prevent early spoilers, we're not going to reveal who won the poll in advance…you’ll have to wait until Every Last Breath goes on sale on July 28th, 2015 to find out whether Zayne or Roth wins Layla in the end. We promise the book will be epic and definitely worth the wait! Who do you want Layla to end up with? Go to www.thedarkelementsseries.com and vote for your choice!

   

~ Author Jennifer L. Armentrout ~


Author Photo# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.


Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.



She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


BLOG TOUR + GUEST POST: Camp Forget-Me-Not by J.K. Rock

Camp Forget-Me-Not (Camp Boyfriend, #3)
Series: Camp Boyfriend #3
Authors: J.K. Rock
Publication: October 7, 2014
By: Spencer Hill   
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Playing it safe and fitting in may have rocketed Kayla West into the “In” crowd at Camp Juniper Point, but it’s left her lonely. The only person she’s ever been herself with was her former best friend, Nick, an outsider that pushed her to join the most popular girls cabin two years ago. Too bad being a Diva meant pressure to break up with Nick. Of course, Kayla had her reasons, but Nick can never know the real one.

She always thought she'd forget him one day and move on. Until he returns to camp a super-hot Olympian snowboarder. Now, every girl wants him and Nick seems determined to show her what a mistake she made. Or at least, she thought that's what he wanted. But when Nick starts sending her private notes--just like he used to--she wonders what kind of game he's playing. Nick's attention is making it tougher to stay in the background and play in safe, forcing Kayla to make a decision--stay on the sidelines and get overlooked? Or take a chance on trusting Nick and, maybe... herself.

~ Guest Post ~ 

Independence Day- by J.K. Rock

In Camp Forget-Me-Not, our heroine Kayla longs to be a part of the “IN-CROWD” because she thinks it will protect her from ridicule, something she suffered as an overweight middle-school student. As long as she, “speaks her mind, in her mind,” she won’t make the popular girls in her group angry. She goes along with everything they say, afraid to disagree. Yet something happens to Kayla that also happened to me when I was her age. She grew up.


Individuality is what makes the world the colorful, interesting place that it is. Yet when you look at the kids shuffling along a typical middle school and even a high school hallway, many look the same. Most are wearing the designer everyone else is wearing, from shoes, to pants, shirts, to accessories. Then comes senior year… or for some, their freshman year in college… for others, they had it all along: the need to be yourself. It’s hard to predict when it will happen. But you’ll know it when it does.


That moment happens to different people at different ages. We need to figure out who we are before we can start behaving and looking that way. For Kayla, it happens during her last year at camp. She realizes that she doesn’t want to be the quiet, ‘yes’, girl who’s known for being pretty and little else. She discovers that she likes making others look good with make-up and putting together outfits that matches their personal style. And when her parents give her the ultimate choice- to move to Milan with her mother or stay in America with a father she barely knows, she makes the ultimate independent step.


There’s too much negativity in the world for us to criticize people for not wanting to stand out. Sure, we wish there’d be less Hollister sweaters and American Eagle hoodies in the world… but they are warm. No. It’s not fair to expect everyone to be an individual right away. Growing up means following your own path and timeline. Better, I say, to celebrate when others get the courage and insight to become who they are truly meant to be. Maybe we should call that Independence Day!



~ About the Authors ~


Writing partners Joanne and Karen Rock pen Young Adult books as a team in addition to solo careers as adult romance writers (learn more below). Married into the same big, boisterous clan, Joanne and Karen quickly bonded over a shared love of books. After a decade of re-plotting their favorite films during family parties, they decided to write a book of their own. They sold their first attempt to the Spencer Hill Contemporary imprint of Spencer Hill Press as the launch title.



~ Giveaway ~

Saturday, October 18, 2014

GUEST POST + GIVEAWAY with Stacey O'Neale

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I'm so excited to announce that I (Stacey O'Neale) won THREE FREAKIN HOWEY AWARDS at IndieReCon Live!
I won BEST BOOK for MORTAL ENCHANTMENT
Rowan won BEST BOOK BOYFRIEND
Rowan and Kalin won for BEST KISS in MORTAL ENCHANTMENT
These awards mean a lot to me because they were voted on by readers. They said they got over 28,000 votes and over 300 novels were nominated. Thank you so much to anyone who voted for my books or characters. It really touches my heart to know that people out there enjoy what I do.
You can see the full list on winners HERE.
If you haven't read my series, THE SHADOW PRINCE is available for FREE on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

The Shadow Prince
Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:
Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king. Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses? 


To celebrate my WINS, I'm giving away 1 $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card PLUS Five additional Winners will get SIGNED COPIES of my entire MORTAL ENCHANTMENT series (which includes FRAGILE REIGN)!!!
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Friday, October 17, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Compulsion by Martina Boone


Hello & welcome to the I Have A Compulsion for Magic blog tour
I'm so thrilled to be apart of the tour to celebrate the upcoming release of Martina Boone's debut, Compulsion. Your can follow the entire tour here. Trust me, you don't want to miss the author guest posts, the excerpts, and the massive giveaway going on with the tour. 



COMPULSION (HEIRS OF WATSON ISLAND, BOOK 1)
Simon & Schuster, Simon Pulse
Hardcover, 10/28/14 ISBN: 1481411225

Three plantations. Two gifts. One ancient curse.

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunts South Carolina plantation insteada prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who somehow seems to know what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her familys twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isnt what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

Pre-order Compulsion

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Signed copies are available for pre-order from One More Page Books. You can also pre-order with the special I have a Compulsion for readingbookplate from Eight Cousins. Pre-Order Incentives Going on here.

Early Praise for Compulsion

Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, youll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series.” 
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

"A fresh twist on the Southern Gothic haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.” 
Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of A Thousand Pieces of You and the Evernight and Spellcaster series 

"Compulsion is a stunningly magical debut with a delicious slow burn to be savored. I want to live in this story world!" 
Wendy Higgins, USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy from HarperTeen


About Martina


Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them.
Shes the founder of AdventuresInYAPublishing.com, a Writers Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and YASeriesInsiders.com, a site devoted to encouraging literacy and all things YA Series.

From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

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Ever wonder what it would be like to be a little bit magic? That’s exactly the subject of the Compulsion for Magic tour! The characters on Watson Island don’t fly, they don’t kill people with a touch. They just have an extra “gift” that doubles as a curse if you look at it from a different angle. 

We want to hear from you! What kind of a “gift” would you like to have? For a chance to win the HUGE tour mega prize of books and the $100 gift card, tell us in the comments below—but remember, as it is on Compulsion’s Watson Island—magic isn’t always a solution, it’s just as often a problem in itself.


To help give you an example to follow, we asked Beth Revis, the NYT bestselling author of The Body Electric, the hot new sci-fi about a girl who uses tech to slip into people’s minds and experience or influence their memories, and the fabulous Across the Universe series to share some of her magical ideas. She’ll be heading out to bookstores with Martina on the Compelling Reads tour.

Beth, if you could have any “everyday” magical gift, like finding lost things or knowing what people want, what gift would you want and why?

What I really want is the ability to stop time so that I could read and write as much as I want to, or the ability to teleport so that I could travel anywhere. But if it was just a little gift...I think I'd like the ability to truly love healthy food and to always have exactly what I want to eat readily available. This idea brought to you by the fact that, once again, the husband and I just sat around saying "What do you wanna eat?" for an hour before popping something in the microwave.
 
What everyday magic would your characters wish they had and why?

In The Body Electric, my main character Ella would like to always be able to tell when someone's lying to her. She is surrounded by people she can't entirely trust, so she would greatly value that! My other main character, Jack, would probably very much like the ability to convince others of truth...
 
Eight, Barrie’s love interest in Compulsion, has inherited his family’s gift of knowing what people want and feeling compelled to give it to them. What’s one gift you’re glad you don’t have? Or your characters would be glad they didn’t have?

I've always felt that Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted is a touch of a horror story--the idea that you must obey any order given to you...shudder. I would never, ever, ever, ever want that ability. I value my freedom of choice more than almost anything.
 
Barrie is tied to her family’s plantation, Watson’s Landing, in a magical way, and the whole landscape becomes magical for her. What’s the one place in your book that you wish you could bring to life?

I actually would really love to see the entire city of New Venice in The Body Electric come to life. It's not a dystopian society--there are bad people, but it's not a bad world, and the city itself is a beautiful mix of old and new. It's not perfect, but it's not a world I'd mind living in. You know, minus the evil people.
 
If you were going to a Halloween party and you had to dress as a character from a Southern Gothic or a Gothic romance, what would your costume look like?

Oh, I would totally be the raving crazy woman the family keeps hidden in the attic.

Beth has the Gothic nailed. There’s always a crazy relative (or at least a skeleton) in the attic. Southern Gothics are a little more up front. No one bothers to hide the crazy—it’s right there in front of you.

Your turn!  Leave a comment.

Would you go with a crazy magic or a useful one? How would it affect your life?

And/Or . . .

Bonus option: If you’d rather do a photo answer, show us a Halloween costume with your interpretation of a Southern Gothic, Gothic, or magical costume! Would you go Beth’s crazy route, or would you go romantic? Post a comment with the URL to your photo and we’ll share it. Use tag #CompulsionMagic.

 


The Giveaway 


Do you have a Compulsion for Reading? Then you don't want to miss what Martina Boone is giving away! 5 lucky winners will each win the following:

Grand Prize Winner - will win EVERYTHING pictured above! That's the right! That entire bag of books will go to 1 reader!! *US residents only

Next Winner - will win a $100 gift card to the book store of their choice! *open internationally

3 Additional winners will each win a Compulsion prize pack which features a signed copy of Compulsion, a Compulsion necklace and bookmarks. *open internationally

To enter to win, please fill out the form below:

Good luck!