Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday #73: Top 10 Questions I’d Ask My Favorite Author(s) (Or questions I REALLY want my favorite authors to answer)!


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme that was formerly created at The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. 

This week's top 10 Tuesday topic is  "Top 10 Questions I'd Ask My Favorite Author(s) (or questions I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want my favorite authors to answer)!"  Do you know what it's like to ask a question towards your favorite author and they answer your question with no hesitation?  It's like the GREATEST THING EVER!!!!  Just the fact that your favorite author is answering YOUR QUESTION right in your face is like a dream come true for us book fans!  It's like they are acknowledging your EXISTENCE just by answering that one question!  Anyway, I'm always full of questions when it comes to meeting up with my favorite authors and I have a lot of questions to ask them!  Of course, I'm not going to list any specific authors that I would like to ask these questions to.  But rather, list questions that I would ask ANY author when I get the chance to meet them.

So, here's my top 10 Questions I'd Ask My Favorite Author(s) (in no particular order, of course)!

1.  What were your inspirations for writing your story?

2.  What character(s) did you enjoyed writing the most?

3.  What was the hardest part about writing your novel?

4.  What do you like to drink while you are writing your novel (Coffee, Tea, Soda, Coffee?)

5.  What do you like to eat while you are writing your novel (Cake, Sandwiches, Candy Bars, Sandwiches)?

6.  What is some advice you could give out that would help people with starting their own novels (I definitely need some help in this area)!

7.  What other genres would you like to tackle next?

8.  Do you get anxious if you don't finish your book on time?

9.  How do you promote your book to get more attention in the book community (honestly, I suck when it comes to social media, so this is something I really need help with)! 

10.  What was the best moment that happened to you after you published your novel (your novel got a movie deal, your novel was featured on the top books list)?



Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #181: Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare and Things that Should Stay Buried by Casey L. Bond


Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections are:


Clown in a Cornfield 

By: Adam Cesare

Expected Publication Date: August 25th, 2020

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Quinn Maybrook just wants to make it until graduation. She might not make it to morning.

Quinn and her father moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs to find a fresh start. But ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. On one side are the adults, who are desperate to make Kettle Springs great again, and on the other are the kids, who want to have fun, make prank videos, and get out of Kettle Springs as quick as they can.

Kettle Springs is caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress. It’s a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until Frendo, the Baypen mascot, a creepy clown in a pork-pie hat, goes homicidal and decides that the only way for Kettle Springs to grow back is to cull the rotten crop of kids who live there now.

So, I was looking at the cover of this book and I was thinking "Hey, Stephen King wrote this book!"  But he didn't!  Anyway,  the idea of a clown going psycho sounds really exciting to me!

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Things that Should Stay Buried

By: Casey L. Bond

Expected Publication Date: August 28th, 2020

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Some destinies are written in the stars. Others must be bought with blood…

The Zodia are real. Clawing their way from a long-forgotten tomb, they emerge, ravenous to claim everyone born under their star signs. Plotting to resurrect kingdoms no human knew existed, they are driven by a hunger for vengeance against the one who buried them: Aries.

Larken is a natural born sprinter, but even she can’t outrun the darkness closing in. A shelter-in-place order has been issued, causing widespread panic. Some brush the alarm off as a drill, until people begin to disappear... vanishing without a trace. Left with only one option, Larken’s brother does what he must to save her life... and calls forth Aries.

Considered a traitor by his own kind, only Aries has the power to stand against the Zodia. But he can’t do it alone. Mystically bonded to Larken, the pair must band together for the fight to come if either hope to make it out alive. Neither anticipated the passion that would ignite between them. Yet, in a world suddenly thrust into chaos, it may be the key to their survival.

The Zodia are out for blood with their attentions inexplicably focused on Larken. When long buried truths finally come to light, will their love be their salvation or their curse?

“A mesmerizing and haunting twist on a familiar tale you don’t want to miss. “ - Cameo Renae, USA Today bestselling author of the Hidden Wings Series

“Casey L. Bond reaches for the stars to bring us Things That Should Stay Buried. The Zodia are beautiful, dangerous and to die for.”- New York Times Bestselling Author Chanda Hahn 

Oooh!  I love the setting of this book!  Sounds like it's going to be about forbidden love while the two leads are trying to save the world!  Can't wait to give this book a try!

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So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!