Cardial Vasectomy

Just kidding, there is no such thing as a cardial vasectomy. However, I recently watched one of my favorite movies- Stick It– and Joanne is just hilarious.

In other news, I have been neglecting you guys. (The select few that keeps tabs on my blog- I am suddenly reminded of that scene in Yes Man when Munchausen’s By Proxy takes the stage and thanks their followers, by name, for attending.) I know that I have had a pretty shoddy week when it comes to blog posting, but I have been working like a maniac these days. It’s amazing how many hours poor people will pick up, am I right? But, although I have not been blogging, I have been reading. A lot.

I built up a little bit of a stockpile of reviews to post, but Demonglass was the last in my arsenal. But, thanks to my favorite hobby, I have 7 more books to review for you guys. In the future, you guys will see reviews of:

1. Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall, #3)

2. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)

3. Indigo Spell by Rachelle Mead (Bloodlines, #3)

4. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Caster Chronicles, #1)

5. Wither by Lauren Destefano (Chemical Garden, #1)

6. Matched by Ally Condie (Matched, #1)

7. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles, #2)

The reviews for Scarlet and Indigo Spell will probably be informal reactions, though, because I haven’t reviewed the previous books in the series on my blog. But, I still want to talk about them!

This leads me to my next point: I think I need to reevaluate my Goodreads reading goal for this year. Last year, I aimed for 50 books and fell short by 2. This year, I have also set my goal for 50 books, but I am already 11 books ahead of schedule… and it’s only February. Last year’s swing and a miss can be attributed to George R. R. Martin and his epic saga, but this year I am just flying through books. I LOVE IT.

How seriously do you guys take your Goodreads reading goals? Do they push you to read more? Is that pressure helpful, or does it just make you speed read?

So many questions.

Also, I wanted to tell you guys that I was nominated for the Liebster Award! Kristianne over at msnoseinabook nominated me! I am going to have to go through and answer a bunch of questions and nominate others, though. Although I’m tickled that she thought to nominate me, I just don’t know if I have the time for that. 😦 Ain’t nobody got time fo that. We will see how my so-called life progresses this coming week.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by, and if you want to comment with your heartfelt answers to my Goodreads questions, have at it!

I will leave you with this gem I found on Pinterest the other day:

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Review: Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)

Title: Demonglass
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: Hyperion
Date Read: January 29, 2013

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (a.k.a witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered she’s actually a demon, and her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping her kind off the face of the earth. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will either destroy her powers for good– or kill her.

But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery: someone is raising new demons in secret and planning to use their powers to destroy the world. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?

Characters: I am only discussing new major characters here.

Cal- Ahhhh, Cal. I was positively giddy in the first couple chapters reading about Cal. He is introduced as a love interest in the first chapter or so. He is a white witch with a knack for healing. I love it because since Sophie is a demon, and Cal is a super-powered white witch, it has this awesome dark vs. light, good vs. evil thing going for it! Love love love. He is strong and silent and good. The way Rachel Hawkins writes it, he just seems to exude the stuff and even though he only exists in paper and ink, the reader is drawn to him. At least I was….

Lara- Lara is Mrs. Casnoff’s sister, and also Sophie’s Dad’s assistant. She seems to be pretty awesome at her job, but she seems super duper fake as only corporate type people can. You learn about her eventually, but for most of the novel she is just this freakily efficient secretary type lady.

Daisy-
This whole Daisy and Nick thing is one giant can of worms. I will get to Nick in a second, but Daisy is anything but a dainty as her name implies. She is a demon (say, what?!) and she represents a lot of pain and a big threat. She seems demure when there are important people in the room, but get her alone and she is a robust person with a soft spot for bad boys… and that’s where Nick comes in.

Nick- Holy smokes, this guy is scary. He is all intense eyes and unpredictable behavior and he scares the crap out of Sophie, and therefore the reader. He is a volatile bad boy, and it takes awhile to warm up to him, and likewise it takes him awhile to warm up to Sophie. However, he seems almost tender with Daisy…and that’s good, right?

Conflict: The Eye. It’s all about The Eye, and therefore Archer. Well, I lied, it isn’t completely about the eye. It’s also about the crazysauce person out there raising demons. That’s right, someone is out there doing it on purpose, and with the power that demons have, that is bad thing. Unfortunately for Sophie, there are also some problems of the heart. This book will have you groaning when Sophie makes a choice you may not have made, and then you’ll be wondering if she really did make the right choice… and then questioning that. UGH is right.

Things I Liked: Um, the whole book? Seriously, this is one of my favorite new series, and I practically flew through it. It kept me on my toes, sated my mushy romantic side, and gave me a good dose of action. Well done, Rachel Hawkins, well done.

Things I Didn’t Like: I didn’t like the sadness I felt when the book ended. There are a lot of things that happen at the end that make you say “Oh…oh, that’s sad. That’s not good.” But that part sucked in a good way I suppose.

Overall: I loved it. I loved it a lot. I am recommending it to anyone that will listen. I can’t wait to read Spellbound!

Rating: 5 stars

Cover Art: I really like the cover art for this series, but it makes me open my book upside down a lot. I love the little hints it gives! However, don’t get too excited about the wedding dress on the cover, it isn’t what you think!

Excuse Me, Did You Say Free?

Most of you probably know that my husband is an author. Well, right now he is doing a promotion where you can download a free copy of His Only Star on your Kindle!

You may be thinking “Well, what do I have to do to get it?” The answer is NOTHING. Well, after you download hopefully you will read it and tell all of your friends, but that’s completely up to you.

Anyway, make sure you head to the kindle store and download your free copy of His Only Star by Christopher Stocking!

If you are interested in any of his other works, you can check out his blog: http://www.writetoperfect.wordpress.com

You will find lots of good stuff over there! 🙂

Review: The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, #3)

Title: The Mark of Athena
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney/Hyperion
Date Read: January 20-21, 2013

Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy– after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera– it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. AS Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon figurehead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace. And that’s only one of her worries. In her pocket, Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving command: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge Me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find– and close– the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?
Annabeth’s biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he’s now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader– but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.
Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare…

Characters: I will only be discussing the characters that I didn’t discuss in the first two reviews, which pretty much just leaves Annabeth, so here goes…

Annabeth- You really feel for the girl in this one! She hasn’t seen her boyfriend in forever, and now she has a ridiculous task that her schizo mother expects her to do by herself. Oh, and nobody has survived this particular “quest.” Poor, poor girl. But one of the things that I love about Annabeth is that she sucks it up. She is a strong, smart girl, and a great role model for any younger readers. She keeps her head up even though she is struggling inside, and even though she couldn’t ask for help even if she wanted to, she doesn’t want to endanger others by asking. She also keeps it in her to be sensitive when it’s required.

Conflict: Annabeth, Percy, Hazel, Frank, Leo, Piper and Jason have to go to Rome to close the Doors of Death. Unfortunately, there are a billion obstacles along the way. Also, Annabeth is going through a ton of stuff, and won’t be able to be with them in Rome. At least for a while. The conflict is pretty well described in the blurb and in my Annabeth character section.

Things I Liked: I really loved the first two books in this series, and this book is no different. It’s 574 pages, and I read it in less than 48 hours. So, yeah it was pretty awesome. The conflict flows really well, and I love that it is both resolved and extended so that the next book is something you can look forward to, but there is still progress in the novel. That is a tightrope that not all authors make it across, and Riordan slam-dunks again. I may just have to look into his other series. In addition to the overall conflict, I really like that the story is told from the viewpoints of all of the main characters so that you can really understand all of their problems. And, as my other reviews may have hinted, I really like all of the mythology… Greek and Roman!

Things I Didn’t Like: Uh, pass? I know it might make me a bad reviewer, but I really can’t think of anything off the top of my head. Riordan is a really great writer, and so if he is making any big mistakes, he does a good job of covering them up so I don’t remember them later…

Overall: I love the way Rick Riordan writes, and I love the way that the characters all have really good qualities, but that in the tradition of Greek/Roman mythology, there is still a fatal flaw for all of the. The conflicts are all intertwined and both mysterious and understandable. Fantastic.

Rating: 5 stars

Review: Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)

Title: Linger
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic
Date Read: January 27, 2013

the longing.

Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain.

the loss.

Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of being human.

the linger.

For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life is a constant struggle between two forces– wolf and human– with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming, As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?

Characters: I am only going to add one here, since he is pretty much the only new major character. Wait, I lied, one more!

Cole- At first, I hated him. Absolutely hated this haughty man-boy. But, like so many other things, he really grows on you. I really liked him by the end, but that really only came from him having to convince everyone else throughout the book (subconsciously or not) that he was worth liking. It’s hard to like someone that wants so badly for you to like them! Although if Cole were real, he would deny that wholeheartedly.

Isabel- I suppose Isabel is a lot like Cole, but we have known her longer. I loathed her at first, too! But I really think that Stiefvater meant for that to be the case. Books aren’t as good when there is nothing to hate! In the first book, we really didn’t get a whole lot of Isabel, because she really wasn’t too important. But certain events bring certain people together, so here she is! She grows on you, too. It always seems that there is more behind a person than we anticipate, and Stiefvater does a good job showing us that in these books.

Conflict: It’s a complete flip-flop guys. We don’t really miss things until they’re gone.This book is exhibit #2… and the first one is exhibit #1. You may not understand what I mean about it being a flip-flop unless you have read the first book, but I don’t want to explain it to you because I don’t want to ruin it for anyone that hasn’t read the first book!

Things I Liked: I liked the introduction of a brand new character. Too often, you see whole series progress without ever seeing a new character emerge, and I usually dislike those books. Cole was a pleasant surprise, and the conflict was something that kept you paying attention! I liked that Grace had a secret problem to deal with, I know that sounds awful, why would I want a character to have to deal with a sucky problem all by herself? Well, because it proves what that character is made of! Grace is tough stuff and I really like when there are legitimate problems that prove that. Notice that I said legitimate problems. One thing I really dislike is when the main character loses grip on a situation that was really entirely preventable and only serves to muddle in the actual story line.

Things I Didn’t Like: I guess I just didn’t like that I didn’t get enough. Every time the viewpoint changed I was like “ughhh” because I wanted to keep reading about that one particular person and what they were going through. That is just an angsty thing though, so I suppose it doesn’t really belong in this category. However, I am reviewing this a little late and I didn’t jot anything down, so I can’t remember any issues popping up along the way. At least not any that stuck with me.

Overall: I like these books a lot. After I finished the first one, I went right ahead and ordered the next two from Amazon. I ordered this one on Amazon Prime, so I got it in a couple days. But, I went without for Forever (the third in this trilogy), and it took forever to get here. It also didn’t come with any tracking information so I just about went crazy waiting for it. I am probably exaggerating about the snail mail in this instance, but the mind remembers what it wants to remember… Anyhow, I was pumped to read these, and this one lived up to my expectations, so on to the third!

Rating: 4 stars

**Cover Art: I am not sure if I want to make this a category for all of the book reviews I do, but I am doing it for this one, so here goes: I liked that this cover was so much like the first one, but that it gave a little hint about what was to happen between the covers. The cover for Forever does the same thing, too! Also, even though it isn’t cover art, I think that the color of the text is worth mentioning. All of the covers in this trilogy are a certain color, and the text is the same color as the cover color. At first when I was reading Shiver, I thought I was going crazy. But, alas, this book told me I wasn’t and Maggie Stiefvater is just clever.

I’m A Good Wife… Except To My Husband.

For Valentine’s day, I got my husband Assassin’s Creed III for the PS3. I gave it to him a couple days early because I feel like I have had it forever, and I just couldn’t wait to give it to him! I know I scored major points in the wife department, but now my author husband is spending a lot of time playing this game! Haha. I think I may have side-tracked him from his writing goals, at least for a little while. The one that is the most angry is my sister– she is anxiously awaiting his next book!

But, my husband is happy, and I know that he will start writing/editing again… as soon as he beats the game!

What did you give/receive for Valentine’s Day?

Chris got me a beautiful Open Heart key necklace– I absolutely adore it! I guess we both did pretty well this Valentine’s Day!

My First Bad Review

So, if you guys have gotten a chance to look at my last post, you will see that it is a bad review for a book. I have to admit, I felt a little bit like a jerk writing it… like bloggers’ guilt or something. I feel like I was justified in giving it the review that I gave it (you can read it and be the judge), but I don’t know if you guys will see it that way. I suppose I feel especially bad about it because of the awesome reviews I have been giving some of the other books I have read recently. But, I think that is part of what made me give it such a bad review- the other books that I have been reading are so much better than that one. I wonder if I would have given it a better review if I had read it before the Hex Hall books or the Heroes of Olympus books. I may have put Need under a little less scrutiny. Who knows!?

Do any of my fellow book bloggers out there feel guilty after a bad review? Do you write more good reviews or bad reviews? Have you ever experienced this bloggers’ guilt?

Review: Need (Need, #1)

Title: Need
Author:
Carrie Jones
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Date Read:
January 31- February 1, 2013

Pain shoots through my head.

Fireworks. Explosions. All inside my brain.

The white world goes dark and I know what’s about to happen.

Zara White suspects a freaky guy is sem-stalking her. She memorizes phobias and chants them when she’s nervous. And, okay, she hasn’t exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But moving to a shivery Maine town to stay with her grandmother is supposed to be the perfect fix– so her mom says.Except, this new plan of getting away to help Zara stays sane? Yeah, not working. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara’s imagination. He’s still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There’s something not right– not human– in this sleepy Maine town, and all the signs are pointing to Zara.

 

Characters: Zara- Alright, Zara is a little strange. She is a pacifist that is very active with Amnesty International, and that is great. However, Zara is only 16 (or 17?). I guess it’s plausible in the story, but I guess it didn’t really seem all that real. Anyway, Zara is an interesting character, and I spent most of the book deciding whether or not I liked her or not. I suppose I am still undecided. She is a little withdrawn, but at other points she is a little too outgoing. Does that make sense? Her character just doesn’t seem super cohesive to me. I suppose you will have to be your own judge! She has love interests, but then she decides she is absolutely not interested. I know that most teenagers go back and forth like that, but Zara just seems so wishy-washy.

Nick- Nick is the resident bad boy in the book… or is he. He is your typical strong silent type, and he doesn’t really break any character molds. He is interesting enough I suppose, but he is a little boring, especially toward the end. For me, he pretty much seemed to serve as the vehicle for the story, you can sort of see how the story is going to progress if you pay attention to his characters. It’s sort of like watching a movie– when the scary music comes on, scary things are about to happen. Nick = scary music.

Devyn- I wouldn’t really consider Devyn a major character in this book (he is almost non-existent toward the end), but I feel like he might be important in the rest of the series. He is one of Zara’s first friends at her new school in Maine, and he is in a wheelchair. Have fun figuring out how, though! I swear it took a million years to get around to that tiny detail. Otherwise, he seems like a nice, albeit semi-unimportant, guy.

Issie- Just like Devyn, I don’t know if I would consider Issie a major character, but she plays a little bit more of a role than Devyn does. I think her rise in importance is mostly because she is the very first friend that Zara makes, and helps her sort her thoughts when things start heading to Crazytown.

Grandma Betty- Ahhhh, Grandma Betty. One of the strangest things about this book (for me) revolves around Betty, but I will get to that later. Betty is a grandma that seems more like a crazy aunt than a grandma. I guess I might be a little biased because my grandma is awesome, but I don’t feel that grandma is very grandmother-y. She is a little man-ish, and seems really weird. However, some of her weirdness is explained near the middle/end of the novel.

Conflict: Pixies. Not faeries, but pixies. All I can think of when I hear/see “pixie” is of the scene in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets where Gilderoy Lockhart looses all of those demon flies during his Defense Against the Dark Arts class. Turns out, I wasn’t that far off. Pixies are mean! Mean and creepy! But, I guess if they were adorable and loving we wouldn’t have too much of a story here, now would we. The pixies are creepy and seem to be taking a liking to Zara. I suppose you will have to read the book to know more… I would tell you, but I am trying so hard not to put any spoilers in my reviews.

Things I Liked: I liked that it was about pixies. Most of the supernatural being literature floating around today revolves around the majors, like vampires and werewolves, so it was nice to read something a little different. I liked the loyalty of the characters to one another. Usually there is a backstabber in there somewhere, but this book pretty much just put in your mean girl and called it a day. Honestly, that is pretty much the extent of what I liked about the book…

Things I Didn’t Like: Let’s see… I didn’t like that all/most of the characters seemed pretty cookie-cutter. I know that this book was written a few years ago, but that doesn’t mean that being typical is okay. Also, Grandma Betty’s last name is White. That makes her Betty White… say what?! I love Betty White, and someone pointed out to me that Jones may have just wanted to pay a little tribute to the real Betty White, but shouldn’t there be a little of the zesty old lady in the character then? I don’t really see it in grandma over here. The book was a little difficult to get into, as well. Just a little slow is all. The dialogue is a little strange, and seems a little clipped sometimes. One of the things that really bothered me was the writing in the transition scenes. Writers are supposed to show rather than tell. This normally isn’t so much of a problem, but there were just little things that really threw me off. For example, if you a character goes to an office to get a note from the secretary, you should probably include little things like “As the secretary wrote the note” or “She took the note from the secretary before turning to leave the office” before the character actually leaves the office. I don’t know if my description seemed a little convoluted, but I don’t know how well I can really describe my issue here. The last thing I didn’t like was the overuse of phobias. In the beginning I was like “this is interesting,” but then I moved to “this is ridiculous.” Eventually, I liked it, but only when they were primarily used as chapter names instead of being mentioned over and over again within the actual text. The use of the names of phobias for chapter names was actually very interesting, I always like to sort of guess what is going to happen in the coming chapter, and this was a nice way to facilitate that.

Overall: Well, I can’t say that I loved it. I also can’t say that I am very interested in reading the next book in the series. I suppose that I would pick it up if I saw it and my to-read stack was getting a little low, but I don’t plan on rushing out to a book store or putting it on my Amazon wishlist. All in all, the book is a little slow, and the characters have really incohesive personalities. The story was interesting, but not so much as to propel the plot forward.

Rating: 2 stars

Let’s Get Creative!

I know you guys are probably upset with me for calling myself a book blogger when I haven’t posted a review in over a week, but I promise I have been busy. I have plenty of reviews for you, you will just have to be patient. I guess my problem is that I have been reading like crazy! My Goodreads goal is 50 books for this year, and I am already 5 books ahead! Whoo! Right? Well, right and wrong. I love reading all of these books, but they keep my from blogging!

Another thing that has kept me from blogging is my new gym membership. I have been trying to go every day, and I haven’t missed a whole lot. My awesome friend Ashley has been my gym buddy in addition to her bff responsibilities. Unfortunately, Ashley works at the family Pancake House, and I will lose her to 50 hour work weeks at Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn on the 12th, so I have been hanging out with her as much as possible! (Another reason I haven’t been blogging so much.)

But, that brings me to the subject of this post. Ashley and I made stuff! We originally decided that we wanted to make cat sweatshirts. So, we set out to make some! At first, we were going to use a stencil and fabric paint, but in the interest of time, we decided on iron-ons instead. Well, after buying the iron-on sheets and searching the internet for hours for a viable design (literally, hours), we finally decided what to put on our shirts. I went in a different direction than my original cat intention:

I went with the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizadry crest.

I know that this may be a little geeky, but I love Hogwarts and I am not afraid to show it! Ha! I chose to put this design on a coral-ish colored sweatshirt- the kind with a big scoop neck that hangs off one shoulder. I really hate crop tops (I am just not shaped for those), so I got a bigger size and this seems to be a good length.

Anyway, we printed out our designs onto the iron-on sheets. Ashley was using a blue sweater, so she got the sheets meant for dark colors and I got the sheets for light colors since mine was coral(ish). There is a ginormous difference between the two. Mine was the equivalent to a temporary tattoo. It isn’t temporary, what I mean is that it is something you apply heat to and peel off. Ashley’s is more of a patch type thing. You peel of the back, put it on the fabric, cover it with parchment paper, and iron. Mine was a little more nerve wracking.

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This is my design all cut out on the iron-on paper and ready to be ironed!

That isn’t where my design actually went. Since it had to be printed backward, it goes face down and then gets ironed onto the fabric, I chose to put it in the middle. Thankfully, I had that helpful little triangle on the color to help me line it up in the center. I was so nervous at this point (irrational, but true) so I decided to do the crest first and then do the motto. I put the crest in place and then followed the directions, but it required a lot of pressure and pretty soon my hand was hurting from pressing the iron down! I started to peel it up after a while, and we could tell that it wasn’t ready, but luckily we were able to just put it back down and apply more pressure and heat! The directions said that if I wanted it to be glossy, I should peel it cold– which meant to let it cool down before I peeled. For a matte finish, I had to peel it before it could cool, and matte was my choice.

After I peeled the crest I positioned the motto and got all nervous for that part. This time, I was ready for the amount of pressure and time it took. However, irons are bigger than you expect and I pressed it down onto the crest by accident…just for a second. But I picked up some of the color (not enough to make a big enough difference) and that wasn’t so bad, except I then pressed it on the shirt and created a smudge. But, it was just a little one and not a super big deal. Finally, I peeled and it looked fine!

IMAG0814Finished product!

You can’t really tell that I smudged it. The only thing that I really noticed is that I must have let the Gryffindor corner of the crest cool a little because it turned out a little glossy, but it isn’t really that noticeable. I was just so excited to have some HP paraphernalia! Whooohooo! 🙂

Ashley put Figaro the cat on hers, he is from Pinocchio.  Hers turned out great, too! We are so pleased with ourselves for being crafty 🙂

NewshirtsLook at how awesome they turned out! 

And yes, I know she is a whole lot taller than me, haha.

Oh! And the motto for Hogwarts is Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus: Never tickle a sleeping dragon!

Need Something To Read?

Hi guys!

As you might know, my husband is an author. Chris also has a writing blog at http://www.writetoperfect.wordpress.com. But the cool thing is that he is holding a contest, and you could be the winner of a free copy of his latest novella His Only Star. It is a really great novella (I read it myself) and you should definitely give it a read! Here is the snippet from Goodreads:

“Do you ever look at the stars and wish you could snatch them out of the sky?” Oliver asked. “You know, to keep in a box all for yourself?”

“What would you do with a box of stars, Oli?” Trista asked.

Oliver shrugged. “I don’t know, change the world?”

When fifteen-year-old Oliver sneaks away on a train with his friend, Trista, he discovers that life has more to it than the small world he is trapped in. It’s full of sex, drugs, and danger. But, before Oliver can come to terms with these, he must first learn that everyone has their demons, and he must come to accept them.

 

But what if it’s too late?

Sounds good, right? Well if you pin the link from his blog or from his Pinterest account, you are eligible to win a free digital copy! It is available for all electronic readers! Go check it out!!

*If you are a traditional book reader like myself, you can find his books on Amazon!