Showing posts from May, 2013

Spotlight and GIVEAWAY: Torn by Amber Lehman

TORN by Amber Lehman


A group of Southern Californian teens learn pivotal lessons about sexuality, friendship, love and life.

It was different this time; we weren't acting on a dare. I knew our motive; we were practicing the act, hoping to impress the right boy when it came time. But then something happened in the mix of the moment, in the mix of the alcohol. It wasn't planned, but somehow our kissing experiment turned into something else. Things went further . . . and once they had, once I returned to earth from the euphoria . . . I wrestled with my feelings at that frank realization, questioning whether our said objective was entirely true.

When fourteen-year old Krista McKinley transfers from Catholic school in Ohio to California's public Crestmount High, she discovers she has a lot to learn. Luckily, she is befriended by Carrie and Brandon and things start to look up. But when a simple dare tests Krista's values, it sends her entire world spiraling into a con…

Horse Charmer Anniversary Tour & GIVEAWAY May 20-May31st

Today is the first day of my anniversary blog tour for my young adult fantasy Horse Charmer. I hope you follow along and celebrate with me especially for the chance to win a $20 Amazon or B&N gift card.

Here are the tour stops:

May 20th- Bookwyrming Thoughts- Guest Post
(Stop 2) The World Crafter - Interview
May 21st- Book Babe- Review
(Stop 2) Room to Write- Guest Post
May 22nd- Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom- Guest Post/Review
May 24th- In this World of Books- Review

May 27th- Illustrious Illusions- Guest Post
(Stop 2) - Jellybean Arson - Review
May 28th- Deal Sharing Aunt- Review
May 29th- Emily Wood - Interview
(Stop 2) Kelly Hashway Blog- Guest Post
May 30th- Sweet Reads Reviews- Interview
(Stop 2) Dreaming with Words- Guest Post
May 31st- Whats Beyond Forks- Guest Post/Review
(Stop 2) Courtney Rene Blog- Guest Post

Horse Charmer is a young adult fantasy about a sheltered princess who discovers her remarkable gifts with horses on a dangerous quest to find h…

HORSE CHARMER - Two Year Anniversary

Wow, I can hardly believe it has been two whole years since HORSE CHARMER was first released into the big bad world. HORSE CHARMER was and is a book of the heart with the horse based on my own childhood show horse who will always have a special place in my heart.

I'm having a party on FACEBOOK today to celebrate! Swing by between 2pm-4pm EST (or 11am-1pm PST) for some fun tidbits and GIVEAWAYS! 

I have also temporarily dropped the price of HORSE CHARMER to $.99. You can find the new price at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Blio, Diesel eBook Store, iTunes, Kobo, Sony.

HORSE CHARMER will be going on tour with Tasty Book Tours from May 20-31st. Check back here at the start of the tour for a full list of blogs who will be hosting and reviewing, and for MORE fun giveaways.

May Kindle Fire Giveaway


Lessons from ParaNorman

I've been meaning to put up a Lessons from Movies post for a while now, but I have so many ideas for different posts and didn't sit down to to do any of them because I couldn't decide.

But I have been watching ParaNorman almost every day for the last week and a half. Can you tell I have a seven year old? :-) I love this movie. Even with the repetitive watching. In fact, it has made me appreciate the brilliant dialogue even more.

For this post, I wanted to focus on a single dialogue line. Well, a question and then a character's response. If you haven't seen the movie, major SPOILER ahead, as this little tidbit is right at the end of the movie.

The quote happens between Courtney (Norman's older sister) and Mitch (Neil's older brother). Mitch is portrayed as a typical dumb jock type that the girls crush on. I love this line because it is said in an offhand manner and then moves on. Nothing is emphasized and dramatized about this quick interchange before the f…