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The Beautiful and the Cursed: Marco’s Story – Page Morgan
Book Reviews
August 6, 2013 posted by Nichole

The Beautiful and the Cursed: Marco’s Story – Page Morgan

18111857Learn more about Ingrid and Gabby and the terrifying forces at work in the world of The Beautiful and the Cursed.

 

I fell in love with The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan this year…head over heels, gasping for more, crying on the inside because I had about another year to wait for the second book…that kind of love. I actually didn’t know that this short story about Marco was being released. I ended up finding out about it through Twitter, and you can bet your ass that I went and bought it ASAP. This is a really short ebook. It’s only 35 pages, but IT. IS. AMAZING! I didn’t really pay much attention to Marco in TBATC. I mean…yeah….he was a character….but he wasn’t one of the main characters, so I just kind of ignored him. We learn so much about him in this short story! All I can say is that I MUST learn more about Marco!

When the ebook ended my mouth was literally hanging open. It ended LIKE THAT? Seriously?! Now I need more Grace and Marco. It can’t end like that! There has to be more to the story! You know what…I don’t even want another short story. I want a freakin novella. No…I just want a book totally dedicated to Marco and Grace. That will keep me happy [=

If you love paranormal books or just gargoyles in general, then this is the series for you!. LOVED IT.

 

Pages: July 16th 2013

Publication Date: July 16th 2013

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Source: Ebook

Rating: : ★★★★★

Blog Tour: Dominion Cover Reveal/Excerpt
Blog Things
August 1, 2012 posted by Nichole

Blog Tour: Dominion Cover Reveal/Excerpt

I should have called the police the moment I woke up, but what was I going to say: “Hello. 911. Help. I think I’m going to die because I had a dream that I died?” Yeah, even in my head I sounded ridiculous.

What happened to me was horrifying. It still is. But you won’t read about it in the newspapers, because it never happened.

It was only a dream.” That was what everyone kept telling me. Nevertheless, they were wrong. What happened to me wasn’t a dream. I was living it. I died that night. I was murdered in a firestorm.

Yet, where I am, I’m alive.

One single white lie isn’t supposed to bring with it a lifetime of obstacles, right?

Wrong!

I lied. I said ‘Yes,’ when I was supposed to say ‘No’, and that was how I got here.

I committed a crime. Handcuff me. Sentence me to life. Execute me. Trust me, death will be a vacation compared to the punishment I’m serving.

You’re such a terrible liar, Abigail.” This is what everyone I know says whenever I try to key up a lie. Then again, what does everyone I know, know for sure?  Nothing!

I wasn’t crazy. No, honestly, before I found myself in ‘wackoland’ I was a walking ray of sunshine. Everything in my over-idolized life was perfect.

Until he came.

First, I thought. Finally. Someone to chase away the monsters underneath my bed, but as it turned out, he didn’t come to chase them away. He was it.

My guardian angel.

Melody Manful was born on the 8th of June 1994 in Tema, A town in Ghana. She started writing at a very early age and has been doing it ever since. She has two siblings, and lives in Denmark with her family. She loves music, reading and writing, and puts a great deal into making her friends happy. Visit http://www.melodymanful.com/ for more information about her books.

Check out the rest of the blog tour!

August 1st: YaReads

August 2nd: Moonlight Gleam’s Bookshelf

August 3rd: Banshees, Books, & Baseball

August 4th: Strands of Thought

August 4th: Paranormal Book Fan

August 5th: Breathe in Books

August 6th: Cubicle Blindness Reviews

August 7th: Cubicle Blindness Reviews

August 8th: Book Bite Reviews

August 9th: The Girl in a Cafe

August 10th: The Girl in a Cafe

August 11th: Books Over Boys

August 12th: Gen’s Reviews

August 13th: YaReads

August 13th: The Nerd in Heels

August 14th: Fantasy’s Ink

August 15th: Teen Readers Diary

August 16th: Cari Bella Creations

August 17th: My Guilty Obsession

August 18th: Charlotte Blackwell

August 19th: My Guilty Obsession

August 20th: Breathe in Books

Blog Tour: Pretty Amy Interview/Giveaway- Lisa Burstein
Author Interviews
May 17, 2012 posted by Nichole

Blog Tour: Pretty Amy Interview/Giveaway- Lisa Burstein

Thanks to Entangled Publishing, we are hosting an ebook giveaway of Pretty Amy, by Lisa Burstein. You can find out more about Lisa Burstein at her website.

Let’s start out with some icebreakers:

If you could have any super power what would it be and why? Invisiblity, so i could pull pranks on people undetected.

Favorite cereal? Cinnamon toast crunch

 Favorite television show? Seinfeld

What was your least favorite subject in school? Math

 Jacob or Edward? Jacob

 Now let’s get down to business:

Is there any part of Pretty Amy that relates to your own life?   I write YA because I felt like I still had all these things to say from when I was a teenager that I never got a chance to say. I also feel like teens need books in a way adults don’t. At least I know I did, I looked to books to help me make sense of what I was feeling. I guess I hope teens will use PRETTY AMY in the same way. In terms of a book that influenced in the writing of PRETTY AMY, I would have to say Catcher in the Rye. Not that I would even compare PRETTY AMY to the masterpiece that is Catcher in the Rye, but I wanted to write a book about a girl that *might* be a modern, funnier Holden Caufield.

 You said that your parents are “nothing like the ones who appear in this book.” Have you met parent’s like Amy’s or did you just create them based off of your imagination? Hmmm, I don’t want to answer this question ;). If you’ve read the book you know why.

I have to ask, what happened to poor Mrs. Mortar? She was resuscitated. :)

Imagine that Amy and her mother finally had the chance to sit down and hash out all their problems. How do you think that conversation would go? I think it would need to happen much later in life, when Amy had a better understanding why her mother did the things she did. I personally don’t think Amy’s mother is a bad person. I think she was someone at the end of her rope who didn’t know what else to do to help her daughter. I think Amy would need to be a lot more mature to understand that.

What was the main message that you wanted to get across to your fans? I am hoping to let teen girls know they are not alone. That a lot of people feel what they feel: the desire to belong, to fit in, to have people who understand them. I was a lot like Amy. Just like her I had such a desire to belong, to fit in, to have people who understood me. I wanted that so badly and I guess I never felt like adults understood that. It was most of the reason I wrote PRETTY AMY. If I’d had it when I was in high school I feel like I would have been able to understand my feelings better. I wouldn’t have felt so alone. That feeling was something I never admitted to anyone, not even my friends and I wanted to let teens know it’s okay to feel lonely even surrounded by friends and family.

What will you be working on next? Is Amy’s story finished?A companion novel to PRETTY AMY, titled DEAR CASSIE about the aftermath of the girls’ arrest and its effect told through diary entries of Amy’s best friend Cassie. I’m about 1/5 of the way through and what I can say is, if you liked the humor and edge in PRETTY AMY, you will love Cassie’s story. Well there is a bit more of Amy’s story told in DEAR CASSIE.

Just curious, what did happen to Lila? Unsure, she may get a chance to tell her story though.

 What is currently in your To-Be-Read pile? Too long to comment on 😉

Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands—earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx—Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing—like she is nothing.

Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over.

 

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News
February 1, 2010 posted by Nikki

Amazon pulls Macmillan Titles

Giant online bookstore, Amazon dot com, has pulled all titles published by Macmillan and its subsidiaries. Core Economics reports that the dispute is over ebook pricing. Although the details are still unclear, it is believed that Macmillan want to charge more for their ebooks and recieve a greater share than Amazon is willing to give.

Unfortunately, instead of just pulling Macmillans ebook titles, Amazon has pulled all Macmillan titles – books, kindles, and ebooks.

Authors and readers alike are, no doubt, infuriated by this. We hope the dispute is resolved quickly, and in the best interest of all parties.

Do you think Amazon was right to pull all Macmillan titles? We’d love to hear your opinion…