Should have been Interview w/ Matthew S. Cox + Giveaway

Another fail by me, I was supposed to have an awesome interview with Matthew Cox today. . .

In typical Jen fashion, I had a boo boo.  Luckily I caught the boo boo quickly enough  to share the awesome giveaway, but not quick enough to get my questions sent to Mr. Cox.  groans.

The long story short, the emails went to spam and I never emailed my questions to Mr. Cox.  Shame too, cause after reading the blurb for Caller 107… I have questions.  This book sounds pretty awesome guys, and I know I can’t wait to read it!  I am a sucker for dark thrillers and this book seems both dark AND thrilling.

However, since I failed and didn’t have an awesome interview, I am posting links for giveaways featuring Matthew S. Cox book Caller 107 thanks to Curiosity Quills Press.

So enter people, I am pretty sure this book is going to be worth it!

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Caller 107 by Matthew S. Cox

Caller 107

by Matthew S. Cox

Giveaway ends August 21, 2014.

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Life is Crazy

Lately my life has been so chaotic at work.  All I do is breathe, eat and sleep claims.

It sucks.  In fact I found this image and I love it so much I have to share it here….

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If only my life was that interesting.

Anyway,  I figure I would share my recent ideas and thoughts, to get input.

Next year I want to go somewhere new.  I have narrowed it down to three locations, all three excite me so much I can’t choose.

Nicaragua, Peru or China. 

If I go to Nicaragua I plan on going to the coast where I will take part in an adult surfing and yoga retreat.

If I go to Peru I plan on maybe volunteering in Cuzco and then hiking the Inca Trail.

If I go to China I plan on taking this amazing tour with Gadventures.

So I know what I want to do in each country but I am not 100% positive where I want to go.  What would you choose?

For those of you that are not very familiar with me, let me give you a quick run down.  I work for a major insurance company and if there is anything I am positive about when it comes to my job is that I hate it.   Like really hate it.

The only thing that is this jobs saving grace is that I make more than the average 31 year old and I get 25 days PTO.

As of today, I have worked for this company for 6 years.  6 years today.  I can’t believe I am still here, but again there are reasons.  I refuse to make less than what I do now, and I refuse to join some other rate race that gives me only 10 days of PTO.

So to come full circle, the one thing that gives me pleasure is planning trips, reading & meeting authors and my blog.  Which should really be called…. The Rantings of a Cubicle Junkie.

I have considered many places, these are the three that make me the most excited.

Either way, I am sitting her listening to my stomach growl (I skipped lunch… was too busy) counting down the 22 minutes until I can leave when I started thinking about where I want to go next year.

I asked my co-workers and they couldn’t give me answer.  So I am asking you… where do you want to go?  If you had to choose one of these three options which would you choose?

 

Anyway, thanks for letting me rant

XOXO

The Lunatic

Foodie Friday!

First things first Congrats to Ashley Clover for winning the Ashley Nemer Ebook giveaway!

 

Today’s food is straight from the most magical place on earth.  The Walt Disney World Resort.  The birthday cupcake.  I figured since today is one of my personal heroes Nelson Mandela’s Birthday, I would share a cupcake in his honor!   Happy Friday everyone! 4

New Release Blood White by the Amazing Ashley Nemer

Disclaimer:  I received a free ARC of Blood White from the author, as always with my posts, the review and thoughts are 100% my own. 
When Ashley asked me to have a review and post up I told her hell yeah, I am a huge fan of her and I want you to be a fan too!  I did an author interview here, enter my giveaway and can win a  Ebook of the Blood Series!
Ashley totally understands that when I am between travels (which I am currently boo!) I enjoy being highly entertained and for one ENTIRE night I was entertained.  Those of you that have read the Blood Series know that the world she created is a crazy one.  However there were so many unanswered questions.  Blood White answers everything single one of them, with a whole lot of extras!
We get to read the thoughts of the characters we came to love, in interviews and let me just say Haydar really is a saucey vamp 😉
We learn about the creation and how this world came to be.
Overall this is a different approach to the Algula race, but that doesn’t make it any less of a fun ride!
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for your chance to read the series for free!
Keep reading for my an excerpt from the book. 
The Art of Safkhet Presents – ASHLEY NEMER
BLOOD WHITE, July 14th, 2014
Blood White contains a novella, Blood Gold and deleted scenes, interviews and other extra tidbits from the blood series that could not make it into the other three print novels.
This is an Insiders Guide to the Blood World.
 
Do you wonder how the Algula race came to be? Or how Earth and everything we know have been manipulated over time and the world we think we know isn’t even close to what reality is.
 
Take a step back in time with Blood Gold, the short story inside this book to discover the truth about our existence and how we really came to be called humans.
 
Also inside this book discover what makes the main characters tick as you take a journey into their thoughts with interviews with King Zayn, Princess Nikole, Princess Leigh and Princess Haydar. As an added bonus enjoy deleted scenes from the Blood Series Trilogy.
 
Purchase Links
Author Bio
Ashley, also known as Niki Becker, is married and lives in Houston with her husband Tony. They have two dogs, Toto and Doogie. They have been together for over 9 years and he brings her more joy than she could ever imagine as a child. She loves to read and has been hooked on the romance genre ever since her lifelong best friend gave her “Ashes to Ashes’ by Tami Hoag to read when they were younger.
Ashley finds her strength through her family, especially her parents. They always support her in life; they push her to strive for greatness. There once was a motto that Ashley heard in her youth through her Taekwondo life ‘Reach for the Stars’ and that is what Ashley has always done. It was through her upbringing that the values Ashley has and displays come from. With her parents always cheering her on in life she was able to grow up having faith in herself and her ability to conquer the world.
Ashley enjoys writing many different genre’s of fiction. Her areas range from science fiction/ paranormal, mystery, romance, poetry and erotica (using pen name Niki Becker.)
 
EXCERPT
 
CHAPTER ONE
The beginning of the earth’s creation …
Fire and lightning flared around the mountaintops of Har ha-Elohim. The air whipped back and forth while the four Gods paced up and down the valleys. There was a storm brewing in the air. The taste of salty rain touched the four tongues of the deities who were invading this new realm.
“Isaf, it is time to make this land flourish,” Hubal commanded. He raised his arms out past his sides, over his shoulders, and then above his head. The rain began to beat down on them, growing stronger with each inch his arms moved up his body.
“Hubal, what do you want me to use as a starting point?” Isaf moved over to stand next to his leader. Each step that he took made the ground beneath him rumble.
“Take this land with you; we will make a new home on this plane called Earth. We will be Gods greater than all others. Our pantheon will not only have our realm, it will have a planet to claim as well.”
Tornadoes and water spouts started to form along the land and lakes. Na’ila came behind Isaf and stood next her bonded mate. Hubal watched her take Isaf’s hand, and then he motioned for Manad to join them in the valley.
“Sun, moon, ground, air, water, all of us joined together, we will create the greatest place in all of eternity. We will create Earth.”
The four deities held hands in a circle and began to chant low. Their voices carried over the plains and through the valley. Isaf’s ground started to move under them, and within a few hours, their reality changed. They began to watch as trees, rivers, grass, shrubbery, and sunlight became their surroundings. When they let go of their hands, a loud, cracking thunderbolt went off in the sky. They looked off to the east and knew that their enemy, Zeus, was casting them out.
He’d cast them out of the realm of other Gods, the place they had known as their own for their lifetimes. He had cut them off from their families, mates, and children alike. It was up to these four beings to bring life to this new planet, make it flourish. Hubal knew that once this was a success, they would be able to go out and claim other parts of the galaxy, and eventually the other Gods would seek out their creation as a new place for escape, peace, and freedom.
“We did it,” Manad said. He broke free of the circle and ventured off into the west. He moved across the grass, the sun following him along his journey.
“Look how the blades of grass follow the light. They move in an east to west pattern,” Na’ila noticed.
“Manad doesn’t know how powerful he is going to be here on this new planet. Everything will rise by his command and set by his slumber.” Hubal could see into the future. He could feel and taste what their paths held for them all.
“And what about you?” Isaf said. “What happens to you when your friend is off walking away?”
“I’ll follow him. Every day, when his sun sets, my moon will be there to catch him and follow the same course he took that day, cleaning up any mess that might have been left in his wake.”
“And this is the life you want for yourself?” Na’ila’s disapproving gaze wasn’t missed by the two other Gods standing there.
“No, it is my duty to protect us all. I brought is here; I will see that we all thrive.”
“Then let us begin the creation of this new realm.” Isaf kneeled on the ground. He placed his hands palm down on the fresh blades of grass. His magik was different. He balanced himself out. When in one section he created earthquakes, in another he created mountains. He brought land and water together before he was done, and a solid continent was formed, a vast and glorious creation.
Author Links
 
 
Ashley’s published works under
Ashley Nemer & Niki Becker
 
Novels
 
Maverick Touch: The Cat by Ashley Nemer March 25th, 2013
 
Maverick Touch: The Highway by Ashley Nemer March 24th, 2014
 
Blood Purple by Ashley Nemer September 24th, 2012
 
Blood Yellow by Ashley Nemer July 3rd, 2013
 
Blood Green by Ashley Nemer April 28th, 2014
 
Blood White by Ashley Nemer July 14th, 2014
 
Special Assignment by Niki Becker December 17th, 2013
 
Short Stories
 
Bud’s Christmas Wish by Ashley Nemer November 17th, 2012
 
Bud’s Christmas Miracle by Ashley Nemer November 24th, 2013
 
The Café (Temptation Tuesday) by Niki Becker May 7th, 2013
 
Fantasy Cruise (Temptation Tuesday) by Niki Becker July 2nd, 2013
 
The Backyard (Temptation Tuesday) by Niki Becker August 6th, 2013
 
Sekhmet’s Revenge Volume One through Four by Ashley Nemer & Stacy A. Moran September 28, 2013
 
Soul Mates by Ashley Nemer and L.S. Broomfield October 2nd, 2013 (Through Secret Cravings Publishing)

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