donderdag 28 november 2013

Review: The Moon Dwellers ~ The Dwellers #1 ~ David Estes

Title/ Titel: The Moon Dwellers
The author/ Schrijver: David Estes
Series: The Dwellers

Other books in this series/ Andere boeken in deze serie:

* The Star Dwellers (#2)
* The Sun Dwellers (#3)
* The Earth Dwellers (#4)

Publishing date/ publicatiedatum: 30th, June, 2013
Publisher/Uitgever: Self published - Eigen publicatie
Number of pages/Aantal pagina's: 369 p./blz.

woensdag 27 november 2013

Book blitz: Trust me? ~ The Trust me #1 ~ K.E. Osborn

This book is for mature audiences 18+ It contains explicit language and sexual content.

Title/titel: Trust Me?
Author/Schrijf(st)er: K.E Osborn
Serie(s): Trust me? Trilogy

Publisher/Uitgever: Self published
Publishing date/Uitgave: 7th September 2013

zondag 24 november 2013

Liebster Award Nomination #3!!!!!



A little while ago I received a third Liebster nomination for the Liebster award! For the people who missed the last post about the Liebster award, below you will find some information about the award. Here are my nominations for the Liebster award:  Here. I was really suprised by this nomination beause I love their blog, especially their layout, you should really hop over there and check it out! Here is the link: Pages in Paris

Een tijdje terug kreeg ik een derde nominatie voor een Liebster award! Voor degene die de vorig post gemist hebben hier onder nog even wat de Liebster award inhoud. Hier ook de link naar mijn nominaties: Hier. Ik ben genomineerd door een blog die ik echt heel mooi vind qua lay out dus ga allemaal even een kijkje nemen! Echt het is zeker de moeite waard, hier de link: Pages in Paris

vrijdag 22 november 2013

Bookblitz + Giveaway: Alive ~ The Crave #1 ~ Megan D. Martin


 
Today I am part of the alive book blitz! Enjoy reading it! It seems to be a really interesting book! Don't forget to enter the giveaway!
Vanaag doe ik mee aan de alive boek blitz!  Veel leesplezier! Doe gerust mee aan de winactie, hij is internationaal!!!

maandag 18 november 2013

Book Blitz giveaways (US/INT) & Interview ~ East Of Eden ~ Lee Strauss

Title/titel: East of Eden
Author/schrijver: Lee Strauss
Publication date/Uitgave: November 12th, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

zondag 17 november 2013

Stacking the Shelves #8 Boekenfestijn Haul

 
Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! This is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and anyone can get involved!

Stacking The Shelves (De boekenplanken vullen) gaat over de boeken die je toegevoegd hebt aan je planken, zowel fysieke als digitale planken. Dit betekend dat je boeken toe kan voegen die je gekocht hebt in de boekenwinkel or online, boeken die je van vrienden of de bibliotheek geleend hebt, boeken ontvangen voor recensies, gekregen boeken en natuurlijk eboeken! Dit is een wekelijkse meme (feauture) georganiseerd door Tynga's Reviews , iedereen kan er aan mee doen!

donderdag 14 november 2013

Book Blitz: A Second Chance in Paradise ~ Tom Winton

Second Chance EbookSynopsis

Long Island salesman Sonny Raines has had it. He’s sick and tired of living in a world where wrong always wins over right. Then, on his thirty-ninth birthday, when he loses his job and comes home to the most devastating shock of his life, that’s it. He’s dropping out.
 
With nothing left to lose, and little in his pocket, Sonny chucks it all and drives his aging van fifteen-hundred miles to the lower reaches of the Florida Keys. All he wants is to get over his recent losses and simplify his hectic life, and that’s exactly what he thinks he’s doing when he settles on a paradisiacal speck of an island known as Wrecker’s Key.

maandag 11 november 2013

Book Blitz: Red Caster Chronicles ~ Krystle Jones Guest post + 2 Givaways (INT)

The Red Sector Chronicles by Krystle Jones
(The Red Sector Chronicles Omnibus)
Genres: Dystopia, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis


The strength of Sloane’s heart is about to be put to the ultimate test.

After the Eclipse – the night vampires began openly slaughtering human victims – everything changed. Out of fear, the government salvaged what remained of the human population and enclosed them in massive, security-laden cities called White Sectors, while marking the vampire infested territory as Red Sectors.

When seventeen-year-old Sloane McAllister’s twin brother disappears, she seems to be the only one who thinks he isn’t dead, and she vows to stop at nothing to find him. Gathering her courage, she braves the Red Sector to search for clues to his whereabouts. By chance, she encounters Aden, a handsome, charismatic vampire with a hidden agenda. He turns Sloane against her will and whisks her away to his underground city. Enemies quickly become friends as Sloane struggles against her attraction to Aden, and resists her growing loyalties to the creatures that ruined her life.

But the vampires themselves are the least of her problems. A war is brewing between the humans and vampires, along with a growing web of deceit and betrayal. And before it’s all over, loyalties will be tested, hearts will be broken, and no one’s lives will ever be the same.

Buy it here: 

The Red Sector Chronicles Omnibus Edition ~ Smashwords

Guest post: Vampire Apocalypse: Building a Dystopian World

Krystle Jones
When I first started writing my Red Sector Chronicles series, I didn’t know at the time I’d be writing dystopia. I was actually leaning more toward urban fantasy, since that’s what I read a lot of. But then as I developed my characters and brainstormed story ideas, I came to realize this storyline would work better in a futuristic America, where vampires ruled supreme. But boy, did I have my work cut out for me.
Here’s the thing: Dystopian worlds are a lot of fun to write about, but they’re also a lot of work. I actually found them to be almost as involved as my epic fantasy worlds! In a dystopian novel, the world itself has a lot of influence over the rest of the story, especially the atmosphere.
Dystopian novels – at least all the ones I’ve read – often imbue a very bleak, dark future. This can make the story somewhat heavy and depressing, which affects the characters’ attitudes and the themes of the story. There are more upbeat/comedic dystopian stories out there Warm Bodies, anyone?), but the large majority I’ve seen are toward the depressing order.

Now, I like a little bit of humor in my books, so I tried putting that in my trilogy to provide some relief from the heavy atmosphere. Death hangs over my heroine through a lot of the story, since I also love thrillers, and I knew too much tension can strangle a reader. It’s like watching one of those movies where there’s so much action you eventually become desensitized to it, and it loses its effect.

So that was something I had to watch out for. I knew I wanted my vampires to be scary more so than sparkly (for the record, I love Twilight), but I’m also a little in love with the idea of the “romantic, dreamy” vampire that looks more like a human. So I decided to have both, the regular vamps and the Rogues, or flesh-eating monsters. Then it was a matter of figuring out how they fit into this dark world, and how they had altered history. That’s another thing, the “what went wrong” factor.

Every dystopian novel has it, from killer plagues to the zombie apocalypse. For me, I decided vampirism was more of a disease rather than a fantasy element (witch cursing a prince, or something equally fantastic), and the Rogues were going to be the vampires who’d fallen prey to their bloodlust and lost their minds to it. The “what went wrong,” “what’s happened since,” and “where we are now” play a big part in dystopian stories. The more I figured out about my dystopian world, the more I realized I was going to need a story bible.

There’s no way to keep all those details straight, because you’re pretty much making stuff up after a certain point, from alternate history, to world building, to the way society and the government function in this alternate universe. Especially if you’re writing a series, a story bible is wonderful for keeping yourself from sticking your foot in your mouth in later books. If you’re going to be the queen of the universe, you have to keep track of what you put into it.

Lastly, I’d say the one of the big decisions about writing dystopian is deciding how much fantasy versus science fiction you’re going to have in the story. For me, my world was pretty grounded in science fiction, as I think most dystopian stories are, but there are definitely sci-fi books and movies that incorporate some fantasy elements (i.e. Star Wars). I’d say figure this out in book one and stick with it.

If you’re writing a series steeped in reality and explainable science, and you suddenly have flying magical unicorns floating around your pages, readers will 1) be thrown out of the story; and 2) not believe it one bit. So stick to one or the other (no fantasy elements vs. some fantasy elements). Just be sure not to let the fantasy overwhelm the sci-fi, or else it becomes more fantasy. Those are some of the things I had to think about while writing my dystopian novel. Hopefully, they’ll help you write yours, if you’re a writer, or give you a glimpse into what a writer thinks about, if you’re a reader.

Thanks for reading!

About The Author

Krystle Jones was born and raised in the small, southern town of Tullahoma, Tennessee. Reading and writing have been lifelong passions of hers. In addition to being a novelist, she is also an award-winning flutist, and moonlights as a voice actress. Her voice can be heard in the popular online game, Alice is Dead 3.

 

 

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zaterdag 9 november 2013

Swinging Saturdays #20 ~ Artist Spotlight ~ Blue October

 

Today I am doing something new with my Swining Saturdays post. I have been wondering how to get more fun music topic on for Swinging Saturdays. Then I thought  I listen lots of music of various artist, but the songs that are popular aren't always my favourites. So I came up with an Artist Spotlight, so I can show you my top 5 favourite songs from one artist!

woensdag 6 november 2013

What's going on?

Hi all,
You might have noticed the slide degrees of posts and the lack of many reviews. So here an update on what is going on in my life.

Hoi iedereen,

Misschien is het je al wel op gevallen dat het aantal posts inclusief het aantal reviews op mijn blog is gedaald, of alleen in het Engels verkrijgbaar is. Daarom hier wat mij weerhoudt van het bloggen.

zaterdag 2 november 2013

Swinging Saturdays #19: Songs I have forgotten but love


This week in Swining Saturdays, songs I totally forgot about but still love very much. I put my Media Player on repeat last week an found some songs that I forgot I loved! I do this sometime if I don't know what to listen to, it always surprised me since I sometime forget what I have download (over 20.000 songs) its really exicited to hear the mix of styles I have on my computer. Really I have Metal, oldies, jazz, blues, musical, hardcore, rock, indie, pop, R&B, Rap, soul  and many other genres on there!

Deze week in Swinging Saturdays, liedjes die ik compleet vergeten ben maar die ik nog steeds geweldig vind. Ik had van de week mijn Media Player op shuffle en kwam een aantal van die liedjes tegen waarvan ik zo iets had van oja dat was een lekker nummer. Shuffle levert bij mij altijd veel verrassingen op (meer dan 20.000 nummers op me comp) helemaal omdat ik zo veel stijlen op me computer heb staan. Ik heb Metal, oldies, jazz, blues, musical, hardcore, rock, indie, pop, R&B, Rap, soul  en nog een heleboel meer!
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