Monday, December 10, 2012

"Okay, that's a little weird." "No, mate. That's adorable."

 I am doing two books today, written by two sisters.

 The Shadow Things by Jennifer Freitag
 The Soldier's Cross by Abigail J. Hartman.

 Jennifer's blog is HERE! and Abigail's is HERE!

 I didn't know of Abigail's book until a few weeks ago. I had been following Jennifer's blog for awhile and loved her posts - which always made me wish she had a book out. I was delighted to discover she did, and that her sister had one as well. If their book writing style is anything like their post style, I have a feeling the books will prove to be wonderful to read.



 Summery for The Shadow Things:
 The Legions have left the province of Britain and the Western Roman Empire has dissolved into chaos. With the world plunged into darkness, paganism and superstition are as rampant as ever. In the Down country of southern Britain, young Indi has grown up knowing nothing more than his gods of horses and thunder; so when a man from across the sea comes preaching a single God slain on a cross, Indi must choose between his gods or the one God and face the consequences of his decision.



Summery for The Soldier's Cross:
 A.D. 1415 Fiona's world is a carefully built castle in the air, made up of the fancies, wishes, and memories of her childhood. It begins to crumble as she watches her brother march away to join in the English invasion of France. It falls to pieces when he is brought home dead. Robbed of the one dearest to her and alone in the world, Fiona turns to her brother's silver cross in search of the peace he said it would bring. But when she finds it missing, she swears she will have it and sets out on a journey across the Channel and war-ravaged France to regain it and find the peace it carries.

 Exciting, no? Both books have gotten very high reviews as well.

 So, right now, I am trying to finish every last minute thing before publishing and trying to keep awake. And not think too much about the 14th. It will be a fun day but very tiring. I won't get home until late on Thursday as I will be going to the midnight showing of The Hobbit.
 On Friday I shan't have time to sleep in because I have marketing to do that day, then a copy of my book to mail - if they get here on time. Then I have to go before lunch to get my hair done for a play I am in, then I have to go and help with the last minute set up of the play, then do the play, then clean up - which will get me home my midnight at the earliest. 

 If anyone wakes me up before noon on Saturday I shan't be responsible for my actions. *Smirk*

 And right now I am leaving, to sleep.

 Enter to Win a Free signed Copy of Haphazardly implausible!!

 Rules:
 Through the weeks of December 1st - 13th post about a book which has stood out to you recently - it would be preferable if this is a new book just coming out or which hasn't been out very long but it is't required.

 In your post, tell about what drew you to this book. (Cover, summery, author, website.) Tell others about it, and if you've finished it, you can tell us what you enjoyed about the story.

 (If the author has a website or blog, you might even leave a comment there to tell them about the post. Not required.)

 Once the post is up link back TO THIS PAGE. DO NOT leave the comment on my blog or it will not be counted. (As I won't be able to keep track of them)
 Leave a comment at the bottom of this page along with the link to your post. (I will be reading all the posts.)
 The comment will enter you in the giveaway.

 You may enter more then once, but you must do a new post for each comment, and it must be about a different book.

 Spread the word about new books you've discovered! 

 The winner will be contacted on the 13th. Their book will be mailed out the 14th so it will reach them at the same time as the others. I am excited to read your entries!

 Quote is from Rise of the Guardians, surprised, right? I have many more quotes now that I saw it again. And some old ones I used, but now have the rest of the quote. As seen above.

 Allons-y!

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8 comments :

  1. Ack! I really want to do an entry for your give away (like REALLY want to), but I didn't realize it's already...the 11th!?
    Other problem is that I haven't really been reading much lately. Which is sad. Hmmm...but I sure do want that book.

    *pauses for a streamline of brainstorms*

    And also, didn't you already use that quote on another post? Careful Jack, you're repeating yourself! ;)

    God bless,
    K-Minty

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  3. Both books sound interesting. Hope you enjoy them and good luck in your play and will all your book stuff!!

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  4. I love all this bookishness!! SO MUCH FUN :D

    Yeah I've heard the Rory Death jokes. He dies often does he? I'm quite fond of the Ponds and Eleven. they are rather lovely *nod* I am upset that Amy forgot. I have to see Amy's Choice. I want to understand her a bit more. Plus both my sisters have said it was good. Must watch. NOD.

    Oh Merlin is amazingness. Did you like the EPIC final battle between Merlin and Nimueh? I did. It was like BEST BATTLE EVER!! "You should not have killed my friend" EEP.

    God Bless
    Bella

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    1. Books are so lovely, aren't they? I've been spending most of the week...wait, the week isn't even half done yet...reading. And been enjoying it so much!

      Aye, Rory does die...a lot. Soon one stops worrying about it and just says, "Oh, he will come back." And now there is a joke about that Moffat can't keep him dead because he is that cool.
      Amy's Choice is one of the best! I loved that one! (Soon you will find out why Rory, Amy, and 11 are so nice together. *Grin*)

      Oh yes!! I loved the final battle at the end of Merlin, series one. It was sweet how Gaias went to save his life, and then Merlin got to save his life. (There was a great amount of life saving...) I am wondering though how Merlin escaped trouble with Arthur. Telling him not to be a prat because he thought he was going to die, then coming back alive and having to try and explain why he called the crown prince a prat....might be funny to see what happened afterward. *Smirk*

      And now I am falling asleep, so I shall leave.

      Allons-y!

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    2. I'll be sure to watch Amy's Choice. maybe tonight even!

      Wait--Is the Doctor "connected" to Amy and Rory? Now I'm all nervous *frown* Why do you mention these things?

      I know! I was like "To save a life, this life this life AND this life must be bargained. Now the witch will die and the balance of the world is restored." WAIT... *huh*?

      I think Arthur considers Merlin an idiotic younger brother and therefore doesn't mind being called a prat by him. He pretends to be annoyed by it but he calls Merlin names to so he gets what he deserves! Arthur needs a little name-calling in his life. Otherwise his arrogance would be too much even for Merlin.

      have a nice day!

      God Bless
      Bella

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    3. Aye, the Doctor is connected to Amy and Rory. I mention them because I am evil. *Cackles.*

      By the end of all the life saving I was very lost, but I am glad all the lives were saved. Well...most of them. I was certain Merlin's mum was going to die.

      Aye, Arthur deserves a bit of name calling after all Merlin puts up with. He also deserved the rat stew. *Evil grin*

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  5. I've actually purchaced the Kindle versions of these books. Unfortunately, the books I purchase are on my own Amazon account - which isn't connected to a portable kindle, which mean I have to read them on the computer ... and with my computer dead ... (yes, it's dead, btw. The repair would cost more than the computer so ... sigh)

    What I've read of the Shadow Things, however, was really good. I'm eager to finish them someday.

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