Author: Kara

Kara’s Blog Hijacked!

Posted May 14, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

I’m Sammie, author of Amaretto Flame! I just locked Kara in the closet, y’all! Now I’m going to take over her blog and talk about ME. I’m going to try to hurry, though, because in order to get her into the closet, I used chloroform and once it wears off, she’s going to be one pee’d off redhead. A lot of people ask when I discovered that I wanted to be a writer. Well, I didn’t because it was always there. I came from the kind of childhood that produces either writers or Spartan warriors. I walked around for a while more »

Amaretto Flame- Another Self-Published Great

Posted May 13, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Amaretto Flame- Another Self-Published Great

Amaretto Flame by Sammie SpencerMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Goodreads Summary: Olivia has spent her life learning about her enemies, the deadly Venator – including how to kill them. What she knows nothing about is whiskey, playing poker, or rugged, copper-haired musicians. As punishment for a small ‘crime,’ Olivia is sent to a safe house in a human town and forced to live as one of them for a summer. There, she meets the charming Jackson Vance, and her real education begins. She soon discovers that she’s being hunted, and figuring out why means she uncovers a secret that more »

Review of Along for the Ride

Posted May 11, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Review of Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride by Sarah DessenMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Goodreads Summary: It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live. A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and more »

Waiting on Wednesday

Posted May 11, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday

So I’m going to participate in this meme every week I think. It’s a good way to highlight upcoming books I’m excited about reading. Because my blog is not just a young-adult blog, I am going to showcase two books every week, one an adult novel, and one a young-adult novel. So, let’s get started! For my adult pick I choose: The Uncertain Places  by Lisa Goldstein  An ages-old family secret breaches the boundaries between reality and magic in this fresh retelling of a classic fairy tale. When Berkeley student Will Taylor is introduced to the mysterious Feierabend sisters, he more »

Review of Just One Wish by Janette Rallison

Posted May 10, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
Review of Just One Wish by Janette Rallison

Just One Wish by Janette RallisonMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Goodreads Summary: Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows about the power of positive thinking. With a little brother who has cancer, it’s all she ever hears about. And in order to help Jeremy, she will go to the ends of the earth (or at least as far as Hollywood) to help him believe he can survive his upcoming surgery. But Annika’s plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him any wish throws her a curveball when he unexpectedly wishes that his television idol would visit him. Annika suddenly more »

Giveaway #1

Posted May 10, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 10 Comments
Giveaway #1

Technically, I have already had one giveaway. But since the blog was very new then, I’m going to call this my official first giveaway. It’s also the first time I’m using a Google form. I wanted to have a giveaway before I participated in the next big giveaway hop so I can figure out what I’m doing now so I’m not a newbie then. Make sense? So this is a small giveaway. I’ve decided to give away some of my books to clear room on my shelves for new reads. These books are all gently read and they are not more »