Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Immortals by Ednah Walters: Interview with Andris

Book Title:  Immortals
Series:  Runes
Author:  Ednah Walters
Release Date:  August 5th 2013
Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
Length:  342 Pages
Publisher:  Firetrail Publishing

Jeannette paces as she waits for Andris. She doesn’t know what to expect. Their appointment was at two o’clock. It is five past. Sighing, she turns and screeches when she spies Andris leaning against the wall, a smirk on his lips, arms crossed.

Andris: Did I startle you?

JEANNETTE (hand pressing on her chest):  Where did you come from? I mean, there’s no mirror in this room.

Andris (rolls his eyes, pushes against the wall and walks toward her):  But you have walls, sweetheart. Some of us, powerful ones only, can create portals through walls too. So, where do you want to do this?

JEANNETTE (points to a chair): Sit, please.

Andris:  Thank you. *sits* So what do you want to know? And please don’t ask me how old I am or where I grew up… *rolls his eyes* boring. Be creative, or I walk.

JEANNETTE *shakes her head and studies him, the silver hair, brown eyes , the chiseled features:  You like to tick people off.

Andris *cocks his eyebrows*:  Is that a question or a statement?

JEANNETTE: An observation.

Andris *shrugs*: I’m just being me. If anyone objects to that, not my problem.

JEANNETTE: I’m not objecting. You speak your mind. I like that. So let’s be honest here. What kind of relationship do you have with Torin?

Andris *frowns*: What do you mean?

JEANNETTE *winks*: What do you think I mean?

Andris *chuckles*: You are bold for a Mortal. If you’re asking if I’m into him like I would be into another guy… no. He’s my big brother. Sort of. Knocking heads then not speaking to each other for a few decades doesn’t change that. He knows he can depend on me and I know I can depend on him. End of story.

JEANNETTE: Let’s talk about Maliina.

Andris *narrows his eyes*: Let’s not.

JEANNETTE *sighs*: Ingrid?

Andris: Nope.


Andris *grins*:  She’s a sweetheart.  She can be stubborn, annoyingly snarky and doesn’t appreciate my skills. Since Torin plans to keep her, *sighs* I will tolerate her.

JEANNETTE *laughs*: I think they are planning to keep each other?

Andris *shakes his head*: No. Torin is the one doing the keeping. She is lucky to be chosen.

JEANNETTE *shrugs*: Let’s agree to disagree.  Any new girlfriend?

Andris (makes a face): Nope. I’m in my no-girls phase?

JEANNETTE: What does that mean?

Andris: You are smart, you figure it out.

Andris *wicked grin crosses his lips*:  

JEANNETTE *leans forward*: Who?
Andris *rolls his eyes*: I don’t kiss and tell.   

JEANNETTE:  Spoilsport. What does the name Andris mean?

Andris *cocks his brows*: Seriously?

JEANNETTE *stares him down*: Seriously. This is my interview, which means you answer my questions.

Andris *chuckles*:  The kitten has claws. I like that. You should have started with that.


Andris *sighs*: It means warrior.

JEANNETTE: Do you consider what you do as war?

Andris: Nah. More like a service to humanity. Not that they know it. Or appreciate it.

JEANNETTE: Is your hair natural?

Andris *rolls his eyes*: Who cares?

JEANNETTE: I do. My readers too.

Andris: You Mortals are so concerned with trivial things. Let me summarize my stats. My silver hair is natural. My favorite food is pizza. I love to wear black because I look good in it and it makes my hair noticeable*grins*. I hate whiners. I like modern technology because for once Mortals are finally getting somewhere. Favorite music group was Nirvana. Movie? Haven’t watched anything worth mentioning. TV series? Game of Thrones.

JEANNETTE: What do you do when not reaping?

Andris: I write poetry. If you tell anyone, I will rune you and make you do depraved things to yourself, tape you and post them online.

JEANNETTE *eyes wide*: You write poetry?

Andris *gets up*: Like I said, depraved things if you tell. We’re done.

JEANNETTE *stands too*: One last question. Will Ednah tell your story next?

Andris *shudders*: I hope not. The things I do are not for young minds. *bows* It’s been a pleasure. This time, may I use your mirror? Portals through walls are like walking through a jungle. Murky.

JEANNETTE: My bedroom is this way.

Andris: I did tell you I was off girls, right?

JEANNETTE *laughs*: You really think every woman wants a piece of you?

Andris: Absolutely.

JEANNETTE: Yeah, well, not this one. My long mirror is in the bedroom.

JEANNETTE watches as he creates a portal, blows her a kiss then disappears.


Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something…
Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying them.

She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again.
But she quickly learns that well-laid plans do not work when dealing with deities and supernatural beings. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves.

My Thoughts:

I thought I had a good handle on my "Hotness Radar".  I mean I've read countless books with drool worthy, man candy spilling all over the pages.  Yet, Ednah Walters can write a male character that can over heat my radar AND my insides in about 2.7 seconds.  No surprise I was a puddle of goo while reading about Torin.  Torin and Raine are picking up where Runes left off only Torin has no memory of Raine or their feelings for each other.  The chemistry is still there, steamy as ever, but the added frustration has Raine torn between trying to make Torin remember her and protecting another important guy in her life.  I loved watching Raine develop her powers and take charge of shaping her own destiny.  The new characters and depths to the story had me burning through this book as fast as my eyes could take me.  I can't wait for the next book in the series!

EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at www.ednahwalters.com

Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She is presently working on book 3, GRIMNIRS (Release date TBA). Read more about this series and the world she's created here www.runestheseries.com

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.



Friday, July 26, 2013

Cover Reveal: Secret by Brigid Kimmerer

Mmm mmm mmm!  I love me some Merrick boys!  This series is sensational!  If you're looking for something to rock your hotness radar, look no further.  

Secret by Brigid Kemmerer
Kensington Books 
Release Date: January 28, 2014
ISBN: 0758294379

Nowhere is safe. Not even home…
Nick Merrick is stretched to the breaking point.
Keep his grades sky-high or he’ll never escape his hometown.
Keep his brother’s business going or the Merricks will be out on the street.
Keep the secret of where he’s going in the evenings from his own twin—or he’ll lose his family.
Keep his mind off the hot, self-assured dancer who’s supposed to be his “girlfriend’s” partner.
Of course there’s also the homicidal freak Quinn has taken to hanging around, and the Elemental Guide counting the hours until he can try again to kill the Merrick brothers. There’s a storm coming. From all sides. And then some.

Nick Merrick, can you keep it together?

Brigid Kemmerer is the author of The Elemental Series, about a family of four brothers who control the elements, and their battle with those who want them dead. Storm, Spark, and Spirit are available now wherever books are sold. To read the novella introducing Nick’s story, be sure to check out Breathless, available as an e-book only from major e-book reteailers. You can learn more about Brigid and the Elemental boys at www.brigidkemmerer.com.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Back from vacation and excited about a new movie!

Hope you all missed me a little.  I had a fantastic time at Camp Bandina Christian Youth Camp.  It was a week of hard work and countless blessings.  I actually finished one book and started another.  But what I want to show case today is something I've been waiting a VERY long time for.  
The new Percy Jackson movie!!  I had almost lost hope that this movie would be released.  Imagine my pure elation when I discovered the movie trailer!!  So without another moment of waiting here it is!  Enjoy.
So, what do you think?  I think it will blow the first movie, which I loved, out of the water.  ~Snicker~  Get it?  Since Percy is Poseidon's son...
Anyway...I hope you enjoyed it.  When the movie comes out I plan on doing a giveaway to celebrate so come back soon.  

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