Friday, August 29, 2014

Eyes of the Woods by Eden Fierce *Review*


My Review for the Debut Novel
Eyes of the Woods by Fifteen-Year-Old Author Eden Fierce!


Title: Eyes of the Woods
Author: Eden Fierce
Age Group: YA
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Okay Creations, Sarah Hansen

Overview:
Eris Helgren knew her life was about to end. A daughter of the Priory--a generations-old family who protected their territories from nightwalkers--Eris was strong and independent. But on her birthday, her father would announce her betrothal. A year later, she would be forced to marry.

What Eris didn’t know was that the very beings she hunted were watching her, and that being tamed wasn’t what would kill her after all. 

In a land where the woods were forbidden and the laws meant life, Eris will have to make a decision that could bring peace between enemies, or war among friends.
“"Astonished by the beauty in her words.”

Eyes of the Woods was the most anticipated book of the summer for me and now having read it I truly was not prepared for it. It blew me away! I am completely amazed by Eden's talent at such a young age. She was only 14 years old when she wrote the book and now 15 on the date of its release. While I was reading I never got the sense of her youth. Her writing is very mature and her imagination is fierce. I was amazed by her use of vocabulary and descriptions. Her words painted a gorgeous illustration in my mind. There were several times when I had to stop and pause just to appreciate the profound beauty in one sentence. Her writing is astounding. There is so much talent revealed in her debut novel that we've only been given a glimmer of. I can't wait to see where her imagination takes her next and to read the beautiful words that I am sure will eloquently flow from it.





Eyes of the Woods is categorized as a YA Novel but it is a book that readers of all ages will enjoy. If you like paranormal, VAMPIRES, a little bit of romance, action and a strong female character then I HIGHLY suggest you download this book today.

If you're a TWILIGHT fan like me than it's a must read. There was a small hint of Twilight in it but it is very different and it's own story.

It's available for only $2.99 on 
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About the Author:
Eden Fierce was born on August 25, 1999 and lives in Enid, Oklahoma with her parents and two siblings. Eyes of the Woods is her debut novel, although it's only one of nine novels she has completed. Eden enjoys writing, reading, and high school cheer and volleyball.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Eyes of the Woods by Eden Fierce *Release Day*


Today we're celebrating the release of 
Eyes of the Woods!

This is the DEBUT NOVEL by 
Fifteen-Year-Old Author, Eden Fierce!

Check out the excerpt and teasers below!


Title: Eyes of the Woods
Author: Eden Fierce
Age Group: YA
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Okay Creations, Sarah Hansen
Add to Goodreads

Overview:
Eris Helgren knew her life was about to end. A daughter of the Priory--a generations-old family who protected their territories from nightwalkers--Eris was strong and independent. But on her birthday, her father would announce her betrothal. A year later, she would be forced to marry.

What Eris didn’t know was that the very beings she hunted were watching her, and that being tamed wasn’t what would kill her after all. 

In a land where the woods were forbidden and the laws meant life, Eris will have to make a decision that could bring peace between enemies, or war among friends.
- EXCERPT -

The Priory was all that was familiar to me. No matter how much blood we shed, how many lives we watched slip away, or how many mornings I spent wondering if I would go to Hell for what I’d done, it was my calling.

The sunset before me was beautiful, unlike any other. Without knowing why, I took a moment to appreciate the orange and pinks swirling in the sky as the burned circle sizzled against the horizon. Our lands were the most beautiful of the six territories the Priory guarded, and also the most dangerous. My father led the people of Ona, the oldest of them all.

Glass clinked together downstairs, and the noise snapped me back to reality. It was likely Father, already awake and organizing supplies. Father was respected, admired, and feared, and as many nights as I had spent watching him slay monsters, I didn’t question the devotion that Onans felt for him. After all, I felt the same.

My father was the strongest man I knew, and often I wondered if he would live forever. Nearly seventeen, and standing five foot eight, I was strong and tall for a girl. Father still towered over me, his burly arms thicker than my waist.

The sun slipped behind the snowcapped mountains in the distance, and my fingers began to twitch. Sunset meant time for hunting—a duty I tried to love but secretly despised, almost as much as the extravagant red gown worn by the metal dress form in the middle of my bedroom. The layers of scarlet fabric had been taunting me for weeks, creating a fury inside me that multiplied every time I laid eyes upon it.

Seventeen meant many things. More freedom, more respect, but it also meant the announcement of a young Onan woman’s betrothal, and there was a loathing inside me that I had never sensed before. As was customary, Father hadn’t yet told me whom he’d chosen. His faith to the tradition was just as well; knowing would make me dread it all the more.

I had as much enthusiasm for being promised to a man as I did for killing.. It all felt like chains, weighing me down and holding me back from being whom I was meant to be—whoever that was.

I crept from my bed and padded down the hall in my bare feet to wake my brothers. They more than accepted our station, relishing the advantages that being Priory brought, and who could blame them?

Everyone who lived in the clearings along the edges of the vast forests that made up our lands daydreamed about what it would be like to be a Prior. Old women wished for their daughters to marry into our family, and young men sang songs about dreams of being born into the Priory. They all sought to be one of us. Everyone but me.




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About the Author:
Eden Fierce was born on August 25, 1999 and lives in Enid, Oklahoma with her parents and two siblings. Eyes of the Woods is her debut novel, although it's only one of nine novels she has completed. Eden enjoys writing, reading, and high school cheer and volleyball.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lisa ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I was challenged by Donna for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I have accepted the challenge and have made a donation to the ALS Association.




I now nominate Savanna V, Jacqueline P, Kathryn R and Jase Dean! You have 24 hours to either donate and accept the challenge or donate $100. :)

To learn more information about ALS or to make a donation please visit www.alsa.org

About The ALS Association
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.  By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.  For more information about The ALS Association, visit our website at www.alsa.org.

As of today, the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign
has gained awareness and raised over $70.2 Million Dollars.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fierce & McGuire: Back To Back Release Dates

Calling all book lovers!!! I am super excited to share with you two very awesome dates to add to your calendar!!!


TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014

"Eyes of the Woods" the debut novel by Eden Fierce releases! Eden is the daughter of one of my favorite authors and Bad Ass, Jamie McGuire


Title: Eyes of the Woods
Author: Eden Fierce
Age Group: YA
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Description:
Eris Helgren knew her life was about to end. A daughter of the Priory--a generations-old family who protected their territories from nightwalkers--Eris was strong and independent. But on her birthday, her father would announce her betrothal. A year later, she would be forced to marry.

What Eris didn’t know was that the very beings she hunted were watching her, and that being tamed wasn’t what would kill her after all. 

In a land where the woods were forbidden and the laws meant life, Eris will have to make a decision that could bring peace between enemies, or war among friends.

Author Bio:
Eden Fierce was born on August 25, 1999 and lives in Enid, Oklahoma with her parents and two siblings. Eyes of the Woods is her debut novel, although it's only one of nine novels she has completed. Eden enjoys writing, reading, and high school cheer and volleyball.

Connect with Eden:

Be sure to add this book to your Goodreads shelf!!


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

"Happenstance 2" by Jamie McGuire releases! This is the second part of three in the Happenstance Novellas that will be available in e-book. Part 1 is available NOW for $2.99 on Amazon and Part 3 releases this Fall. Once all three installments are released a paperback edition will be available in January 2015.


TitleHappenstance 2
AuthorJamieMcGuire
Publisher: Jamie McGuire LLC (September 2, 2014)
Cover DesignOkay Creations, Sarah Hansen

Description (to come):
Happenstance 2 is the continuation of Erin and Weston's story.


About the Author:

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with international bestseller, Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel Walking Disaster debuted at #1 on the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written apocalyptic thriller Red Hill, a novella titled A Beautiful Wedding, and the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy.

Jamie lives on a ranch just outside Enid, OK with husband Jeff and their three children. They share their 30 acres with cattle, six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.

Find Jamie at www.jamiemcguire.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Be sure to add Happenstance 2 to your Goodreads shelf and read Part 1 now before 9/2/14 so you can catch up on what's happening with Weston and Erin!!! 

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Pre-Order Links for BOTH Coming Soon!! 

While you're adding these two books to your Goodreads shelf why not give me a follow. I'll follow back! :)