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Sunday, July 29, 2012

What's Your Status? #73 & In My Mailbox #53

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Finished This Week:
~~Whisper by Alyson Noel, 22/7/2012
~~Firelight by Sophie Jordan, 23/7/2012
~~A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, 26/7/2012

Currently Reading:
~~Torment by Lauren Kate, page 1
~~Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, page 1

Top of the TBR Pile:
~~The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Upcoming Events:

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From friend (
~~Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
~~The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Ordered Online
~~The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
~~Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
~~Boys R Us by Lisi Harrison
~~A Separate Peace by John Knowles
~~Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer
~~Tenth Grade Bleeds by Heather Brewer
~~Torment by Lauren Kate
~~Passion by Lauren Kate
~~This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
~~The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Received from author
~~Untraceable by SR Johannes

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Review: Whisper by Alyson Noel

Whisper (Riley Bloom, #4) by Alyson Noel
215 pages, paperback
Finished on 22/7/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Coming of Age, Some Adventure, Romance, Paranormal
Synopsis via Goodreads:
This time, Riley might really have bitten off more than she’s ready for. After practically begging the Council for a more challenging Soul Catch, she is assigned an actual Roman gladiator—Theocoles, the Pillar of Doom. How is Riley, a skinny twelve-year-old, supposed to get through to him? Then she meets the beautiful Messalina, who convinces her that her only chance is to become part of this world. To accomplish this, Messalina helps Riley through a dramatic, mystical makeover, transforming her into the beautiful and mature teen she’s always wanted to be. Finally, Riley can experience her first boyfriend and her first kiss. With a dream this enchanting, will she ever want to leave?
Motivation to Read It: I really liked the first books in the series, so I jumped at the chance to buy this one! (I'd honestly forgotten all about it; *shakes head* I'm telling you: there are too many books coming out every week.)

Review: Alyson Noel is amazing. What a marvelous end to the Riley Bloom series! Not only was Whisper a quick, fun read, but I felt like it really was a coming of age noel because Riley matured so much in this one.
I realize that I didn't do a review for books 2 and 3 in this series, and for that I'm truly sorry. Believe me when I tell you, however, that they were really good and worth the time!
At the end of Dreamland, Riley has had a talking-to with the Council -- or rather, the Council had a talking-to with her -- and they've given her something to appeal to her wishes: a harder Soul Catch. Off to Rome she flies, discovering when she reaches the Colosseum that she must handle this one on her own. No help from Bodhi (although in the end he does sort of provide her with some).

The characters: wonderful. Riley was still a little short-tempered, but she controlled it for the most part and tried to get her job done. Messalina was a great character to me. Whether she was playing the best friend or the evil person that wanted you to never leave, she made it very believable. Dacian was very sweet; I think he makes a great match for Riley. All the characters have good personalities that make them enjoyable.

The plot carried along nicely. We got to see Riley live in Messalina's world for about what counted as 4 - 6 days. There's a point where it seems like several days might've been skipped, but when you read it, it's pretty obvious what happened during that time period if there were any skipped. It wasn't fast-paced, but it wasn't exactly slow either. I would say that it was at that comfortable in-between place.

I'm so sad to see this series come to an end, but it's given me an incentive to finaly finish the Immortals series. It's about time I did!

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Manga Corner #1

So this is something that I thought I could do to make up for not reviewing manga books. I don't feel like my reviewing is good enough right now to really review manga books as I would like to. So I'll post Manga Corners to feature the books I've finished until I do :).

This past week I finished some books that are parts of series I started earlier this year.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi

I absolutely adore these novels! They don't have as much going on as the next series, but they still make for fun reads. Now if I could just find the TV show online somewhere so I could watch it...!

D.Gray-man by Katsura Hoshino

I really like this series! Like I mentioned before, D.Gray-man has a little more going on it in than Sailor Moon. There's more of a plot, more battle scenes, more character development.

I seriously need to get some more money so I can continue both of these amazing manga series! :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

High Summer Readathon (#HSreadathon) Wrap-Up

I'm really proud of myself! After my Once Upon a Readathon catastrophe, I read a lot more this week than I thought I would. I finished:

I started the following, but didn't get to finish it:

Total Books Finished: 4
Total Pages Read: 762

So how did your reading week go?

Recommend A... #3

Hosted by Shanyn @ Chick Loves Lit

This week's prompt:
Recommend a book that you read this year.

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
Dutton Juvenile, 2008

A modern girl's comedic odyssey in a school filled with the descendants of Greek gods.

When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and moves them to an island in the Aegean, Phoebe's plans for her senior year and track season are ancient history. Now she must attend the uberexclusive academy, where admission depends on pedigree, namely, ancestry from Zeus, Hera, and other Greek gods. That's right, they're real, not myth, and their teen descendants are like the classical heroes: supersmart and superbeautiful with a few superpowers. And now they're on her track team! Armed only with her Nikes and the will to win, Phoebe races to find her place among the gods.

I really enjoyed this book! It was funny and a quick read (well, listen since it was an audiobook). It's a light read that took my mind off back-to-school stress for sure. I also suggest you read the other book in the series as well, as it was a fun read, too:

Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs
Dutton Juvenile, 2009

Phoebe, who recently discovered she’s a descendant of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe), is finding that supernatural powers come with a crazy learning curve. Her stepfather, headmaster of the Academy for descendants of the Greek gods, has enrolled her at Dynamotheos Development Camp—aka Goddess Boot Camp—with a bunch of ten-year-olds for the summer. Embarrassing as that is, hopefully it’ll help her gain control over her powers in time to pass the test of the gods, continue training hard enough to qualify for the Pythian Games, and enjoy her godly boyfriend, Griffin, all while avoiding the ultimate mistake of accidentally misusing powers.

It’s another fast-paced myth-inspired heroine’s quest that’s sure to bring out the goddess in anyone.

If you get the chance to read them, let me know! I would love to know what you thought of them :).

Sunday, July 22, 2012

What's Your Status? #72

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Finished This Week:
~~Pretty Guardian: Sailor Moon Volume 2 by Naoko Takuchi, 16/7/2012
~~D.Gray-man Volume 3: The Rewinding City by Katsura Hoshino, 16/7/2012
~~D.Gray-man Volume 4: Carnival by Katsura Hoshino, 19/7/2012

Currently Reading:
~~Whsiper by Alyson Noel, page 39
~~Firelight by Sophie Jordan, page 123

Top of the TBR Pile:
~~Lost Voices by Lauren Myracle

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Friday, July 20, 2012

#HSreadathon Update

So far this High Summer RAT is going really well!!! This week went better than I thought, and I'm hoping the weekend will be really good, too.

I have finished:

I'm currently reading:

How have you been doing with your reading??

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate
452 pages, paperback
Finished on 8/7/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Coming of Age, Romance, Some Action, Fantasy
Synopsis via Goodreads:
There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.
Motivation to Read It: I started reading this last year, and gave up on it near the beginning. I figured it was high time for me to try again.

Review: I really liked this book! I was just really getting into it last year when I stopped in the middle of it, and I hate that I did because I could be reading Rapture right now!

Luce sees shadows, and these shadows come around during the weirdest times -- when she's in dark, creepy places by herself, for example. The last school experience she had ended very badly, so she really wants to fit in at Sword & Cross and forget her past.

The characters were spectacular. I honestly couldn't tell where Arrianne's motives were headed in the beginning, but I'm glad with where they led; her character is very bouncy and happy and carefree. Cam started off as a great charrie. Honestly, even after you learn of his motives you must admit that he was played out nicely. Luce was a good one as well; she was really curious as to what Daniel's problem was. Daniel was very mysterious and, at times, a serious butthole. He honestly was starting to tick me off after a while. His constantly pushing Luce away made me want to know every last thing about him, simply to explain his actions.

The plot was absolutely spectacular. It's really easy to get caught up in it; I was so into it, and I didn't want to have to put the book down. It was like it was one thing after another at Sword & Cross (at least for Luce it was anyway), and those periods of time where Lauren Kate gave her characters a little break, were politely skipped over and summarized in a couple of sentences. I love fast-paced books, and this one definitely hit the spot.

To conclude, I really enjoyed reading Kate's debut novel, and I can't wait to get my hadns on a copy of Torment!

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Review: Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer

Eighth Grade Bites (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, #1) by Heather Brewer
182 pages, paperback
Finished on 5/7/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Coming of Age, Fantasy
Synopsis via GoodReads:
Junior high really sucks for thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: his mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. But then he faces a much bigger problem: he's being hunted by a vampire killer.
Motivation to Read It: I've had this book for either two years or going on two years; I've been meaning to read it, so I'm glad I finally got around to it.

Review: This book series has a lot of potential! EGB wasn't exceptionally wonderful or anything, but there's  room for the next books to make it really awesome.

Vladimir Tod is a vampire, and what really struck me as unique with this novel was that regular humans knew he was a vampire. Usually they can't tell anyone but other vampires about their true nature. I liked that he had this aunt to help him get food, rather than having to hunt for himself.

The plot was good; it traveled smoothly, and I wasn't confused at any point with what was going on. The characters were great! Aunt Nelly was so caring and loving that you couldn't help but love her just as much. Henry made me laugh; he brought the corny vampire jokes to the story. Mr. Otis was a really good teacher, although a little creepy. I wanted to be in his classes just because they seemed really fun. He could be a confusing character neat the end, though. Our main charrie Vlad was smarter than I thought he would be. He knew pretty quickly that he should be careful around Mr. Otis. He didn't know exactly what Otis wanted with him, but he was cautious.

Overall, this book was pretty good. Like I said, it's not amazing, but it was enjoyable; I plan on getting the next couple of books in the series to see where Heather Brewer's writing leads us. As I stated at the beginning, the series has potential, so we'll see if it lives up to it.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

On the Shelves: The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee & Holding on to Zoe by George Ella Lyon

Hi again! The books on this week's On the Shelves both came out yesterday! :)

The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
400 pages (hardcover)
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Sixteen-year-old Rinn Jacobs has secrets: One, she’s bipolar. Two, she killed her grandmother.

After a suicide attempt, and now her parents' separation, Rinn and her mom move from California to the rural Ohio town where her mother grew up. Back on her medications and hoping to stay well, Rinn settles into her new home, undaunted by the fact that the previous owner hanged herself in Rinn's bedroom. At school, her classmates believe the school pool is haunted by Annaliese, a girl who drowned there. But when a reckless séance goes awry, and terrible things start happening to her new friends—yet not to her—Rinn is determined to find out why she can’t be "touched" by Annaliese...or if Annaliese even exists.

With the help of Nate Brenner, the hunky “farmer boy” she’s rapidly falling for, Rinn devises a dangerous plan to uncover the truth. Soon reality and fantasy meld into one, till Rinn finds it nearly impossible to tell the difference. When a malevolent force threatens the lives of everyone she cares about--not to mention her own--she can't help wondering: who should she really be afraid of?

Annaliese? Or herself?

And now for the book's trailer!

The cover for this one is really pretty, and it has a great synopsis. I'll have to talk dad into getting this one for me. (Bonus: Title starts with a U, which I really need for ABC challenges!)

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Holding on to Zoe by George Ella Lyon
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
176 pages (hardcover)
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After sixteen-year-old Jules has her baby, Zoe, it doesn’t matter anymore that her mother thinks she’s a drama queen, or that her father left them years ago, or even that Zoe’s father is gone, too. She and her baby make a family now; she doesn’t need anyone else in the world except Zoe. Though it's tough being a new mom, balancing Zoe’s needs with working at the Toyota factory and thinking about how to finish school, Jules is sure she’ll figure it out. Still, she wonders, why can’t anyone be happy for her and Zoe? And why does her mom refuse to believe that Zoe's real?

Book trailer:

The cover grabbed me first, I must admit, but the synopsis really pulled me in. Now i really want to know what the deal is with Jules's mom.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

What's Your Status? #71 & In My Mailbox #52

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Finished This Week:
~~Fallen by Lauren Kate, 8/7/2012

Currently Reading:
~~Pretty Guardian: Sailor Moon Volume 2 by Naoko Takeuchi, page 196

Top of the TBR Pile:
~~D.Gray-man Volume 3 by Katsura Hoshino

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~~Pretty Guardian: Sailor Moon Volume 2 by Naoko Takeuchi
~~D.Grayman Volume 3 by Katsura Hoshino
~~D.Gray-man Volume 4 by Katsura Hoshino
~~Whisper by Alyson Noel
~~l8r, g8r by Lauren Myracle

High Summer Readathon: Goals!

The High Summer RAT has officially started!!!!! I'm aiming to finish 3 books this week, and I've already finished my first. Here are the books I'm hoping to finish

I've already finished the following:

Check out more details about the #HSreadathon @ Seasons of Reading!

What is everyone else aiming for? Leave me a link, and I'll be sure to stop by.

Recommend A... #2

Hosted by Shanyn @ Chick Loves Lit

This week's prompt:
Recommend a book by a male author.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Simon Pulse, 2005

Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.

But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

I loved this book; it's easily the best in the series to me. Everything was fresh, and there's a lot of potential that the books continue to live up to later. Scott Westerfeld easily made his way onto my list of favorite authors with this novel, even more so because he's a man.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Once Upon a Readathon Wrap-Up

Low Accomplishments, but It's Something:
Sadly, I just wasn't in the reading mood this week. I don't like to make myself read when I'm not in the mood because then I don't enjoy the book as much. That being said, I ended up only reading 3 pages of City of Lost Souls (Cassandra Clare). Far less than I was hoping, but oh well.

I'm sure everyone did really great!!! Leave a link and I'll be sure to stop by :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

On the Shelves: The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

Hey everyone! I've decided to make a new "meme," sort of. Every week or every other week, I will feature a book or two that came out/are coming out that week. I will try to always post On the Shelves on Wednesdays for right now, but there may be a few stray posts.

The goal with these posts is to showcase books that have come out, but aren't always at the front of the headlines, if you know what I mean. There will be times, however, that books everyone is talking about will be featured, but I'll try not to do that too often.

Let me know how you like these posts!

Yesterday Lisa M. Stasse's debut YA novel, The Forsaken, went on shelves! Here's a little bit about it:

The Forsaken (The Forsaken, #1) by Lisa M. Stasse
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
384 pages (hardcover)
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A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy.

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.

Now check out this awesome trailer for the book!

I have to say, I don't usually like too many book trailers, but this one is super intriguing. I'll be looking out for this one when we go out of town this weekend!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Review: Serial Hottie by Kelly Oram & Interview w/Kelly!

Serial Hottie by Kelly Oram
374 pages, Kindle Edition
Finished on 29/6/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Coming of Age, Action, Romance
Synopsis via Goodreads:
Ellie’s sweet sixteen is a summer of firsts. First car. First kiss. First boyfriend. First serial-killing stalker?

Hockey-obsessed tomboy Eleanor Westley has never been the object of a guy’s affection before. So when the hottest boy she’s ever seen moves in across the street and starts treating her like she’s the center of his universe, naturally she’s going to be a little skeptical. But everything starts to make sense when girls who look just like Ellie start dying all around the city. Obviously the new guy is the killer, and of course he only likes her because he wants to slice her into tiny pieces. Right?

The more Ellie gets to know Seth the more she’s convinced he’s a psychopathic killer. The problem is he’s the sweetest psychopathic killer she’s ever met. Not to mention he’s brutally hot. No matter how hard she tries, she can’t help but fall for him. Will Ellie find true love, or will her summer of firsts turn out to be a summer of lasts?
Motivation to Read It: Kelly contacted me asking if I would like to read it, and being that I'd heard how good Being Jamie Baker was, I was all for it!

Review: This novel was ahmazing! As soon as possible, I'm going to get a copy of Being Jamie Baker to indulge in.

Ellie was a really great character; she's a complete tomboy to the core -- the absolute opposite of her older sister Angela. She was known for punching people and being a seriously good hockey player. Seth has just moved in across the street, and for him it's love at first sight when he sees Ellie. His timing for moving in, however, is not exactly making everything between them honky-dory. Especially when you add in the creepy things he says sometimes. Yeah, kinda scary.

The plot was really great! It sucked me in from the beginning and just wouldn't let go of me. I wasn't really able to predict anything with this book, which I really liked. It's one of those where you think the characters will do one thing, and they do the complete opposite. I have to say, when they revealed who the killer was, I had a hunch that it was going to be that person, but even still, it wasn't just a "I'm totally sure" hunch. The novel keeps you guessing until the end.

The romance that Oram mixed in with everything was really good, too. You had the annoying guy that needs to stop being a player, the guy that was a good friend and somehow ended up trying to get her a girlfriend. In the middle of her sister trying to play matchmaker, Ellie is constantly drawn to Seth. Even while she's worrying that he's going to kill her as soon as he can, she can't help but be fascinated by him at the same time.

The characters were really just spectacular. They all had really defined personalities, and none of them were cliche to me in the least. I think my favorite charrie might'be been Seth, but Ellie wouldn't be too far behind. Seth was just so determined to prove to Ellie that she shouldn't be scared of him, and he was always trying to make her trust him and protect her. That's what I loved the most: him wanting to keep her safe so bad. He totally deserves an award for that.

Overall, get this book. It's amazing, and I'm really glad I had the chance to read it! I'll definitely be on the lookout for Oram's next novel, V is for Virgin.

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Help me give a big warm Butterfly welcome to Kelly Oram!!!

Q: What gave you the idea for Serial Hottie?
A: Honestly I can’t remember what first made me think “serial killer.” It was more the tone of the book that I set out to write. I wanted to do something a little offbeat and funny. I was also in love with the idea of that “one crazy summer.”

I’d read so many YA novels that had all the same scenes—new town, new high school, mean girls, cafeterias, lockers, lab partners… (I’d even just written one of those in Being Jamie Baker.) I wanted something totally different, with not a single scene that took place at school. That meant summer break. Summer breaks when I was in high school meant running around the neighborhood unsupervised, playing street hockey, and spying on hot boys with my best friend The next thing I knew New Hot Boy lived across the street and had a definite mystery too him. (Ellie totally gets her overly active imagination from me.) The plot then grew from there.

Q: What's your favorite part about being an author?
A: Being able to tell stories! I always have so many ideas floating around in my brain. I love being able to make all those crazy ideas and daydreams come to life. Even when I thought no one would ever read my stories but me, I still wrote them. I will always write them. I need the creative outlet.

Q: What do you like to do when you're not writing?
A: I am a reading addict! I probably read one-two books a week on average. I’m a sucker for YA. (Sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, you name it.) The more romance the better! Aside from that my life is pretty much consumed with my children. I have four of them and I love the little monsters to pieces!

Q: What are some of your favorite authors of all-time?
A: Meg Cabot for sure tops my list, with Jennifer L. Armentrout coming in a close second. Meg & Jennifer = Love! I’m also a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong, Scott Westerfield, Simone Elkeles, Sarah Dessen, John Green, and now Josephine Angelini.
((I must interrupt my own interview to try to tell you how happy this makes me that I've found another John Green fan. *swoons* I love his work. SO much. You cannot believe. I can't even explain. Okay, back to the questions.))
Q: What would you say is the best book you've read so far this year?
A: I absolutely fell in love with Josephine Angelini’s Starcrossed and Dreamless this year. These books are so wonderful I could gush all day. They’re a modern spin on the Helen of Troy mythology. Awesome characters, great writing, super fun story, exciting, and home of my newest YA crush. *Cheers for Team Orion!*

Q: What advice would you give people who are aspiring to be an author?
A: READ! Anything and everything you can get your hands on. Reading other’s work is honestly the best tool you have in improving your own writing. Also, that very first manuscript is the hardest one to finish. If you’re having trouble completing it, forget your delete key exists. Disable it if you have to. Just get the book finished first and then go back and worry about rewriting.

Q: Just for the fun of knowing, do you prefer your chicken grilled or fried?
A: Grilled on the BBQ. Dark meat. Mmm, now I’m hungry.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your upcoming work, V is for Virgin? When can we expect to see it on the shelves?
A: V Is For Virgin is about a girl who gets dumped for her decision to stay virgin until she’s married. After a bit of a public breakdown, she gets tired of the ridicule and decides to start a school-wide campaign to rally support for her cause. The controversy catches the entire nation’s attention when a famous rock star learns about Valerie and decides to take her abstinence as a personal challenge. Good times.

Hopefully this book sparks a little bit of thought from those who read it. It’s about knowing who you are, making choices for yourself, and standing up to peer pressure. (In a fun, sexy, getting-chased-by-hot-rockstars kind of way…)

I think it’s a little more risqué than my first two books, (with the subject matter being sex, that was sort of inevitable) but it’s still relatively clean. Hopefully people really enjoy it because I had a lot of fun with it, and am very proud of it.

I should have a cover to share soon. I saw the mock-up recently and totally love it, and I’m working on getting a short teaser posted on my blog in a few days.

Q: How can we keep up with you and your books?
A: Well, I try to keep my blog updated. The website is You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter. And I am hopelessly addicted to Goodreads, so you can always find out what I’m up to on there. (I love friends!)

Thanks, Kelly, for stopping by! It's been fun getting to know you a little :D