Notice:


As of June 9, 2012 I will no longer be accepting e-books for review. This is due to the overwhelming
demand of reviews, work and night classes taking up a lot of my spare time. It
is taking me several months to read and post reviews therefore until “my to be
reviewed list” is smaller I will no longer accept any more e-books for review.
I am extremely sorry.


March 16, 2013

3rd Annual Break Cassay Out of Tax Jail! Sign-Up!

It’s that time of year again. TAX SEASON!!! *cue creepy scary music*

So I definitely wanted to have this sign-up post posted by the 1st….yeah that so did not happen! Moving has kept me on my toes. I think today was the longest I have stayed home for more than an hour…we moved in on Feb 22. Every days its going out to get something or doing something else which leaves like no computer or reading time. But its better late than never right? Right.

What is “Break Cassay Out of Tax Jail”? It is an annual event I started 3 years ago to help keep my blog active in April (this was during the time I actually had time to blog but that's besides the point.) I decided to keep doing it because each year seems to get better and better response and its my little baby so I still plan it even though I’m a bad blogger.

What to expect out of “Break Cassay Out of Tax Jail” guest posts mostly. This year I am having an “Alberta” theme. I am looking for bloggers and authors from Alberta to participate.

Also, there is a giveaway……where you will win a copy of Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (this is another tradition – the giveaway ALWAYS includes Cassandra’s newest release as it usually comes out in May but this year its March but I’m still going to give a copy away) as well as anything else I may decide to add into the prize bucket.

If you want to submit a guest post or excerpt of your novel please email me at vampsweresandcassay @ yahoo . ca

Here are the “rules” I have for posts
- There really isn't any its pretty much free range.
- I need your post no later than March 31. I want to have everything scheduled by April 1 at the latest.
- Send me the date you want your post to go up on.
- You can talk about whatever you want. I don't discriminate :) Whether it be movies, TV, books, writing habits etc. Just make it at least 100 words.
- If you want to have a giveaway for your post great if you don't that's cool. You don't have to and I don't want you to feel like you must.

Not many rules just deadlines :)

Thanks in advance to everyone who wants to join in on the tax fun! HAHAHA like tax is fun.

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March 13, 2013

Dark Genesis Blog Tour!

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Hey everyone! I am very pleased to be able to be apart of Dave Ferraro’s blog tour for the release of Dark Genesis. You may have read my review of Her Dark Destiny. If you also name it my my favorite novel of 2011!

I have an excerpt from Dark Genesis to share with everyone.

Also, feel free to head over to Dave’s blog to find the other stops on the tour.

After the excerpt you will find the Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win $40 AMAZON or B&N Giftcard as well as a FREE copy of Dark Genesis! Everyone who enters receives the free copy! (If you don’t see it, it is because my computer sucks and won’t let me post it or is showing it for me and not everyone else. Just head to Dave’s blog to enter the giveaway :) )

Excerpt:

Licking her lips, Alyssa did her best to relax her muscles and pretend that she couldn’t move. It was a difficult feat, given that she felt the creature’s horrible, hard limbs digging into her, its terrible head over her own, mouth pieces fluttering in its mouth as if it were wagging several tongues at once. It was an utterly detestable thing. And its neck was completely exposed to her. With one strike, she could have released herself from its grip. But then, she wouldn’t find Vessa. So she resisted her instincts, as much as they screamed for her to save herself and fight.

After a minute or two that felt like hours, the tick flew to the ground and released her, dropping her to the ground before the blood-nest, which smelled even worse up close, if that were possible.

She lifted her head ever so slightly to examine the nest, and saw Parker, Eric and Flax being pushed gently against the nest walls, blue veins standing out around the edges of their faces, syrupy blood dripping over them. Alyssa felt a tick tugging on her and allowed it to gently push her against the nest as well, watching as the ticks flew away after a moment.

She licked her lips and glanced at the nest, a frown forming on her face as she saw something shine near her head. She tilted her head, trying to figure out what it was, and then gasped. A ring. And it was still attached to a finger.

Her eyes widened as she took a step away from the hive and examined it more carefully. There was other jewelry mixed in with the hive walls, as well as hair and teeth. Her heart hammered in her chest as she realized that not only was the nest dripping with blood like honey, but it was made from the flesh of human beings. The smell that it gave off took on a new meaning and she began vomiting, unable to help herself. She dropped to the ground and wretched several times before her body began to wrack with dry heaves. She wiped at her mouth, sweat standing out on her face. She suddenly felt weak and utterly tired, but she forced herself to stand. Her friends needed her.

She took a deep breath and stared at the flesh-colored walls of the hive. It was almost like the flesh had been melted or something, then packed together to form the hive. Maybe partially ingested. She tried to look at it scientifically without really thinking about the people involved, but in the end, she just had to ignore the entire thing. She couldn’t handle it if she wanted to be able to function at all. Already, she wanted to curl up in a ball and cry.

There were two other humans in the walls along with her friends, covered in some hard substance that was perhaps leathered flesh, binding them to the nest. Ambrosia was also there, its head drooping forward limply from its prison. But there was no sign of Vessa.

“Alyssa,” a soft voice called from behind her.

Alyssa jumped, but immediately recognized the voice. “Thank god,” she murmured, turning to see Vessa stroll over to her casually, as if they were meeting for coffee. Alyssa looked her up and down. “Why aren’t you all…paralyzed?”

Vessa glanced over at their friends. “My pheromones. It took a little work, but I figured out how to make them think I’m one of them. They rely heavily on chemicals to communicate.”

Alyssa released a sigh. “Good. Then we can get the hell out of here.”

Vessa tensed, then took a step in front of Alyssa as two ticks suddenly landed nearby. They stepped up to Vessa, antennae twitching, even brushing Vessa in the face. Alyssa didn’t dare breathe until they began to walk back toward the prisoners, wings buzzing in their wake.

“Stay still,” Vessa mumbled back toward Alyssa.

Alyssa wasn’t going to challenge that order, and watched as one of the ticks suddenly brought its head up to one of the witches they’d captured earlier. Something like a needle shot from its mouth and slid smoothly into the girl’s flesh, and it looked as if it were feeding.

 

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Don’t forget to name me as the blog that referred you to give me a chance to win a $40 GC :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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March 5, 2013

Giveaway from Kaitlyn Davis!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you all know about the awesome giveaway Kaitlyn Davis is having to honor the upcoming release of Scorch the final book in the Midnight Fire Series. You can read my review of Ignite here.

 

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Head over to Kaitlyn’s blog post to enter (because I am apparently the worlds biggest noob and Rafflecopter hate me and wont post the giveaway :( ) Kaitlyn’s Blog Post  <------Click here to enter!

Where to buy?

Ignite:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

iTunes

Sony

Kobo

Smashwords

Simmer:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble 

iTunes 

Sony 

Kobo 

Smashwords 

Blaze:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

iTunes

Sony

Kobo 

Smashwords

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