Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Author Spotlight - xxxxcupcakexxxxx



The Villain vs Prince Charming

Kayla's family was murdered as a young girl by the royal family. Left to handle the big wide world on her own, she vowed to get revenge on the Royal Family.

How will she do that, you ask?

Simple.

She'll kill the prince.

But, when some unexpected things change for better or for worse, will she be able to go through with the her plan? Because, let's be honest; Revenge Is Sweet, Love Is Sweeter.







Interview

1. Please tell the readers a bit about yourself.

I'm 14, have red hair and multi-coloured eyes. I love anything sugary, and absolutely adore my shih tzu, Kiki. I love writing and reading, it lets me escape the world for a little while.

2. What types of books do you write?

I write Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy and Teen Fiction.

3. How many books have you written?

I've started a few, but the only one I'm really into and committed to is The Villain Vs Prince Charming.

4. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

I'm looking forward to the second Hunger Games movie: Catching Fire.

5. What type of books do you enjoy reading?

I enjoy any, really; I'm always willing to read new and different genres. But, my favourite's are Teen-Fiction and (non-cliche) werewolf stories.

6. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

1. My dog Kiki
2. A mini fridge (obviously!)
3. A wind-up torch - I'm deathly scared of the dark!

7. Are you considering a sequel?

I am actually, for The Villain Vs Prince Charming.

8. What inspired you to become a writer?

My head has always been filled with thoughts and words and I've always had some sort of inspiration, so I started off by writing songs and poems. Poems transformed into short stories, and short stories transformed into novels.


Excerpt

Smiling sweetly, I crouched down to the height of the maid and whispered into her ear.

"Thank you for the information. Now get ready to die."

The maid's eyes widened to the size of ping pong balls and she cried out in fear.

"No! Please n-"

Before she had time to finish the sentence, my knife had lodged itself in her neck, and her large green eyes clouded into a blank grey colour.

Wiping the knife on the corpses dress, I stood up, brushing some dust off me as I did.

"Well," I thought, "next destination, the forest."

Smiling, I left the small room and headed upstairs to my never-ending supply of disguises.

My name is Kayla Summers, and I'm the fairytale villain.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

BOTW - Wolf's Rein


Wolf's Rein

Teen Fantasy

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Memories that pile up like little glass trinkets. Me and you. And they day it all fell apart. I miss you, my wolf.

Rain is running from her past but it's catching up. Finally she must confront  it and it turns out to be the last thing she expected.

Rouge is in love with Rain. He'll do anything to protect her, even lie to her. But when secrets start to come to light someones blood must be shed.

Will the two be able to work together to defeat the one person Rain ever trusted.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - In The Eyes Of Love


In The Eyes Of Love

Teen Fantasy

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

I was a girl trapped in a life I hated. Being able to see who was destined to be together I sometimes felt like cupid but the funny thing is some of the things I can do cupid would probably dream of doing plus you would never see me in a diaper. I never knew why I was put on this world with this ability. Well that was until the day my family moved and I met him. That is when everything seemed to start making sense and I understood why I was given this ability.

Christel Kinley is a witch. A few days before her 18th birthday she hears a voice in her head that tells her 'On your 18th birthday you will be a werewolf too'. She is  shocked because her mom is a witch and her dad a werewolf. She has always felt like an outcast before she moved to her grandpas pack so her dad could take over since her grandpa was finally stepping down. When she gets there she connects really fast with Abigail Winston the packs outcast.  They become really close and even find mates in the same pack. Abigail was rejected by Christel's dads soon to be betas son. That is till Abby finally gets her confidence to fully reject David. The thing is their mates are in a different pack that is staying on her grandpa's territory. Christel soon finds out that her grandpa isn't the man she thought he was.

Hunter Daniels was waiting for his mate. He knew she would come one day but he wasn't ready to go searching. When he meets Christel she is trying to help Abby get over the fear that she will be rejected by his second beta. Soon things start to happen when her grandpa finds out they are not mated to anyone from his pack.

Christel has lots of choices to make to help save those she loves and has come to love. But anything is possible in The Eyes Of Love.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - Halloween Gathering


Halloween Gathering

Teen Fantasy

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Ruby is a witch. When the Firedevil threatens the world, Ruby is stopped. She runs away with her two best friends, and they travel to the blast of hell. There, she must carry out a ritual. The Firedevil is strong, but Ruby finds one stronger...

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - Twist


Twist

Teen Humour

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Jasmine had decided to not go to military school but that all changed after an incident days before her brother was to leave for and she changes her mind. She's  gone for  three and half years  when she gets the news that she's going back to Arizona and finishing the last term of her senior year there but even after  almost four years she returns with a plan. The plan is full proof but then there's a twist.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - He Showed Me Colors


He Showed Me Colors

Teen Romance

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

We don't need eyes to see the world, it just need a heart and soul to praise the beauty of anything.

Trust is never seen, its always felt. You cannot see love, you feel it.

" I have always heard people bragging about the color of the dress they wear, their nail paint, matching clothes, matching shoes and so on. But they really don't know the value of these colors; they don't understand how they could be important for someone. They reject things on the basis of color. They can also reject a person who loves them if they don't look beautiful. But in truth, do they really know what the word beautiful really means?"

This is what a blind girl Annabel "Annie" thinks. Accompany her in the journey of life. I promise, it will not be a waste of time.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - List #3

BOTW - Week 3:






Wednesday, 22 May 2013

BOOK REVIEW: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Genre: YA Coming of Age

Book Description:
Read the cult-favorite coming of age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Also a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a funny, touching, and haunting modern classic.

The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

A #1 New York Times best seller for more than a year, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults (2000) and Best Book for Reluctant Readers (2000), and with millions of copies in print, this novel for teen readers (or “wallflowers” of more-advanced age) will make you laugh, cry, and perhaps feel nostalgic for those moments when you, too, tiptoed onto the dance floor of life.

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

BOTW - The Histories of Rorn by Gatokar


The Histories Of Rorn

Fantasy

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Both Rorn and Equiano get knocked down. Read what happens once they've built themselves up, stronger and better.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - One Wish by Gwen133


One Wish

Teen Fiction / Short Story

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Divorce rips Gwendolyn's family apart and then to make it worse she has to go and cheat on a few tests. Gwen's mother then takes to her brother Michael and all things that were bad now take a turn for the worse. Find out what Gwen does in revenge to her Mother and Brother that makes a change of heart. For all of them.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - Keep Calm and Carry On by HannahRaeSong


Keep Calm and Carry On

Mystery / Thriller

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Violet is alone. In another country, in the middle of a war. Her task is simple, but has she made a big mistake?

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - Equalla: The Land Where The Elements Rule by KshemaKurup


Equalla: The Land Where The Elements Rule

Teen Fantasy

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

She was a freak- unknown and unreal. Everything about her was different and she lived her life hiding from the voices in the dark the mocked her. When she finally left the orphanage that was her only life till then, it seemed her fate had finally set the course that was meant for her.

A lonely girl, battling a past that she was unaware of, running to the evil that had made her escape in the first place.

This is the story of Winx, the lost princess of the Air Kingdom in the magical land of Equalla.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - The Villain vs Prince Charming by xxxxcupcakexxxxx


The Villain vs Prince Charming

Teen Romance/Historical Fiction

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Kayla's family was murdered as a young girl but the royal family. Left to handle the big wide world on her own, she vowed to get revenge on the Royal Family. How will she do that, you ask? Simple. She'll kill the prince. But, when some unexpected things change for better or for worse, will she be able to go through with the her plan? Because, let's be honest; Revenge Is Sweet, Love Is Sweeter.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - List #2

BOTW - Week 2:






Author Spotlight - Komal1009

Emma Lamark, a normal teenager was living a normal life. But as everyone has problems in life even she had. Betrayed by her boyfriend she was completely broken. She didn’t know what to do or how to handle herself.


Being Recruited

Emma Lamark, a normal teenager was living a normal life. But as everyone has problems in life even she had. Betrayed by her boyfriend she was completely broken. She didn’t know what to do or how to handle herself.

Gradually she started forgetting what had happened. But again her life took a stupefied turn. One night while coming home from a party she was attacked by a stranger.

He was tall and muscular. Emma could not notice anything much in the darkness of night except his sparkling blue eyes.

She was about to scream but her mouth was quickly been covered. The stranger leaned down to her ear and whispered something that had Emma frozen to the spot. The words struck her as lightening.

Those words kept replaying in her mind....

“You are being RECRUITED.”

By the tone of the stranger she knew that this was no kind of joke and there was no escape. But why was she  being recruited?

Why her? Will this recruitment change her life? Or would it be worst?

This, only time can tell.



Interview

1. Please tell the readers a bit about yourself.

Hello, to everyone. My name is Komal and I am 17 years old. I love reading books to no end. If I don't have anything to read I become antsy. I aspire to become a professional writer and an editor.


2. What types of books do you write?

Well, it's too early to say since I have just started writing. But I love writing Romance, Action, Non-Teen, Werewolf (Fiction & Non-Fiction) and Poetry.

3. How many books have you written?

Till now, one.

4. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

Fifty Shades Trilogy!

5. What type of books do you enjoy reading?

Basically I love books of all Genres.

6. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

If I were stranded on a desert island 3 things I would want with me:

1. Pocket knife
2. Lighter
3. Compass


7. Are you considering a sequel?

It's too early to say since my first book isn't completed. Why not surprise the readers?

8. What inspired you to become a writer?

When I am sitting idle, I start imagining things. So one day I thought why not pen them down? Then I came across Wattpad, which gave me an opportunity to express my thoughts and views, hence my inspiration. Well, my greatest inspirations are all those writers out there who have written amazing books!


Excerpt

I opened my mouth to say something but nothing came out. He thought I was weird when he was the one being nervous. I came to a halt. “Actually, I am laughing at you.”

His mouth formed a big ‘O’. Seconds passed and realizing hit him. “Wait, what?!”

“Why are you laughing at me?”

“Because you are nervous.”

“I am not.”

I raised an eyebrow at him. He turned and faced towards the ocean. Minutes passed by and no one spoke. We stood there in comfortable silence. Finally he broke the silence without looking at me. “Emma, I am glad that I made you laugh after you cried.” He smiled at me. It wasn’t his usual smirk but a genuine smile. My heart skipped a beat. I don’t know what possessed me but I pulled his face down and crashed my lips to his. I forgot about our fight earlier. I forgot him yelling at me and me slapping him. I forgot everything and concentrated on the kiss.

The kissed was slow void of lust. His lips were soft and felt so good against mine. He snaked his arms around my waist pulling me closer. My one arm was around his neck and the other playing with his hair. They were so soft that I grabbed a fistful if his hair. He gently bit my bottom lip earning a moan from me. He smiled against my lips.

We pulled apart grasping for air. We were breathing heavily. After catching our breathes I whispered, “Thank you.”

“Pleasure is all mine,” he winked.

After a long time I was content and happy. And it was all because of Alex. He might not be that bad as I imagined he would. I would like to know more about this guy. He might be a player but he has a friendly aura around him.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

BOTW - Forgotten Shadows by A_ColourfulDreamer



Teen Fantasy

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

The son of a knight. The son of a king. The daughter of a healer. The daughter of the future. One curse. Two brothers. Three shadows. Four elements. King Edward made a mistake. Unfortunately, he hasn't realised it yet. Four heroes from the corners of the world will unite with fate and discover lost secrets while uncovering the future.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - Being Recruited by Komal1009



Teen Action/Romance

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Emma Lamark, a normal teenager was living a normal life. But as everyone has problems in life even she had. Betrayed by her boyfriend she was completely broken. She didn’t know what to do or how to handle herself.

Gradually she started forgetting what had happened. But again her life took a stupefied turn. One night while coming home from a party she was attacked by a stranger.

He was tall and muscular. Emma could not notice anything much in the darkness of night except his sparkling blue eyes.

She was about to scream but her mouth was quickly been covered. The stranger leaned down to her ear and whispered something that had Emma frozen to the spot. The words struck her as lightening.

Those words kept replaying in her mind....

“You are being RECRUITED.”

By the tone of the stranger she knew that this was no kind of joke and there was no escape. But why was she  being recruited?

Why her? Will this recruitment change her life? Or would it be worst?

This, only time can tell.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - Just Maybe by HighForLife



Teen Romance

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

People talk.

Sometimes all people do is talk. Not many listen or are even there for you when you need them. 

After always being dependent upon and never having anyone be there for her, all Megan  feels is alone.But finally, in a place a hundred miles away from home, will she realize that sometimes all you can do is go back to the place that you once knew and hope that it remembers you too?

This is not a story about growing up.

This is a story about living in the moment, finding that one person and maybe, just maybe finding yourself. 

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - The Other Side by GoChaseRabbits



Teen Action/Romance

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

At the age of two, I, Tessa Ann Lancaster, was taken away from my parents to join the secret government program called Adolescents of Higher Intelligence. A program driven to find the best of the best for all types of combat, but to the public, it's a program to help at risk orphans get a decent education. I was part of an experiment to raise those worthy of joining the program.

At the age of five, the experiment was viewed as a failure and those who didn't pass a test would be shot. 25 were in the experiment, 24 were killed.

At the age of 10, I met Austin. He was in the unit for four years at the time, the only person who got close to my amount of time. We became friends.

At the age of 11, he ran away with three other boys They became legend, and probably dead. I promised myself I would never get close to anyone else because they'll just betray you in the end.

At the age of 14, the boys broke back into the unit and I ran away with them.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - Chasing Time by Parselmouth



Teen Romance

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Financial problems had left a fifteen-year-old girl, Yoshikawa Hinako, to live alone in the busy streets of Tokyo city. Many things await her as she faced a challenging life as a working student and the Volleyball team captain. But what if, one day, she discovered that she will be having two guy roommates?

Thrown into a whirlwind of love and secrets, accompany Hinako as she slowly trudged her way into the mysterious worlds of an international model and a genius player of soccer.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - List #1

BOTW Week 1:






Sunday, 12 May 2013

Falling For The Opposite Scavenger Hunt

Read Falling For The Opposite on Wattpad and enter to win a 2 chapter book review.

You must Sign Up for the hunt for a chance to win a prize.
How well do you know Falling For The Opposite?
Click here for more info

You have 7 days to answer all questions.

All mandatory options on the rafflecopter must be completed for a chance to win.
If you are selected as a winner but have not completed all three mandatory options
on the rafflecopter, your entry will be void.

Duplicate entries will be disqualified.
This means you can't enter the same scavenger hunt more than once in a bid to gain extra points.


Within These Walls Scavenger Hunt

Read Within These Walls on Wattpad and enter to
win amazing book-related prizes.

You must Sign Up for the hunt for a chance to win a prize.
How well do you know Within These Walls?
Click here for more info

You have 7 days to answer all questions.

All mandatory options on the rafflecopter must be completed for a chance to win.
If you are selected as a winner but have not completed all three mandatory options
on the rafflecopter, your entry will be disqualified.

BOTW WEEK 60

1. Urban Fallout by MapleCFreter
2. First Kiss and Broken Promises by neerunni
3. Secrets by Latishajahoor
4. Crazy Sexy Cool by Athena_Heart
5. Ariella by Alicia17b

Wingless Scavenger Hunt

*** THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED ***

The lucky winner is: 
alex_ret129


Read Wingless on Wattpad and Enter to Win
The Duff: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger


You must Sign Up for the hunt for a chance to win a prize
How well do you know Wingless?
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Each Question will be posted for 24 hrs.

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Bookvies

Two things I am very passionate about are movies and books. Put them together and you get Bookvies - well, actually, you get a movie adaptation but I was feeling creative and voila!

So, what movie adaptation are you looking forward to seeing?

If you've been too busy and you haven't checked your movie guide, you can browse my list below.

2017:

Hidden Figures
A Dog's Promise
Before I Fall
The Shack


2016:

The Fifth Wave
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Allegiant
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Me Before You
The Choice
Into the Forest
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
The Girl on the Train
The Light Between Oceans
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Adult Fiction - Paranormal

      

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BOTW - WEEK 52

1. Perception by EvilGhost
2. Shut Up And Drive by DiceFab
3. First Kiss And Broken Promises by neerunni
4. Category X by CT_Hill
5. Every Day in May by amberkbryant

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I will reveal any covers except for R-rated books.

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* Author picture (optional).
* Author biography (optional).

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If you would like to arrange a cover reveal for your book, contact me via email with the details. I will only accept email requests.

Please make sure you include your Amazon and/or Goodreads book link.

Please allow a 48-hour response time.

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BOTW WEEK 59

1. He's Hot Because I Love Him by Alyss777
2. First Kiss & Broken Promises by neerunni
3. Shut Up And Drive by DiceFab
4. Crazy Sexy Cool by Athena_Heart

Adult Fiction - Humour

Adult Fiction - Historical

    

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BOTW - WEEK 57

1. Romancing The Stone by darkshineeyes
2. Crazy Sexy Cool by Athena_Heart
3. Category X by CT_Hill
4. First Kiss & Broken Promises by neerunni

Adult Fiction - Science Fiction