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You Come First

Sometimes I get too stressed out. I let others affect me more than they should. It can become so frustrating. Between worrying about my friends, being involved in organizations I’m in etc…I often forget to take care of me. Well…here it is. My pledge to myself. This Winter and for the rest of this year,… Read more »

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The Super Spies and the Pied Piper

by Lisa Orchard Book Blurb Sarah Cole and her sister Lacey are at it once again when they learn their missing parents’ cell phone has been traced to Alden, Michigan. When the FBI declines to continue the investigation, Sarah takes matters into her own hands. She calls upon the Super Spies and they delve into… Read more »

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It’s Here!!! Release Day: The Super Spies and the Pied Piper

The third book in the Super Spies Series is finally here! Below are the cover, blurb, and an excerpt! To celebrate this new release the first two books are on sale for $.99! (I’ve posted links to my reviews of them below) It’s a really fun series of friendship, mystery, and adventure you won’t want… Read more »

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TNBT: BLOOD OF ISIS

Thanks to Jen McConnel and Kip Wilson for tagging me in this fun post. It gives me the chance to talk about the manuscript I’m working on and share that love with some friends.  I’m tagging, E.R. Arroyo, Oliver Dahl, Mia K Rose, and A.K. Fotinos-Hoyer.

1. What is the working title of your book? Blood of Isis
 
2. Where did the idea come from the book? Honestly I have no idea.  I do not remember how this book started, I can only guess with much certainty that it came from my love of all thing Ancient Egyptian as well as my experience transferring to a new high school for my senior year.
 
3. What genre is your book? Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy
 
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The Super Spies and the High School Bomber

by: Lisa Orchard

Book Blurb

This book opens in a small town in Michigan where Sarah and her sister Lacey are now living with their Aunt and Uncle. Still reeling from the fact her parents have disappeared, Sarah starts the school year with her new friend Jackie Jenkins. When Sarah learns the school has been bombed, she’s filled with dread. Uncle Walt is a teacher, and he was in the school when the bomb exploded. Taking matters into her own hands, Sarah decides to search for him. The rest of the Super Spies are right behind her.

When a fireman chases them away from the school, Sarah becomes suspicious. She decides to investigate. The FBI arrives on the scene. Sarah realizes this bombing could have even bigger implications. Searching for the bombers, Sarah is introduced to the world of terrorism. She fears that the bombing and her parents’ disappearance are connected and terrorists are involved. To make matters worse, the bombers are determined to finish the job. Can the Super Spies find the bombers before it’s too late?

My Review

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The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt (Hartlandia, #1)

This is the second “event” in BOOKTOBERFEST!, stay tuned for announcement of a giveaway of The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt (ends October, 31, 2012 at NOON)!

The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt (Hartlandia, #1)

by: Ilana Waters

Book Blurb

Ten-year-old Stanley Delacourt loves his quiet life in the peaceful village of Meadowwood. At least, he does until his best friend is killed. Then the town library—where Stanley lives and works—is burned to the ground. The individuals responsible for both tragedies are a nasty group of soldiers. They work for the kingdom’s new leader, Christopher Siren. With the grown-ups too fearful to take action, Stanley vows to confront Siren. He plans to get answers and demand justice. Little does he know that his journey will involve sword-wielding knights, kidnapper fairies, and dark magic.

Stanley has only two allies back home: a witch named Meredith, and a young apothecary called Sophie. Can they help him discover the reason behind Siren’s crimes and end this terrible reign? Or is Stanley set to become the next victim in the tyrant’s evil plot?

My Review

Owl Rating

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The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer

The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer

by: Lisa Orchard

Book Blurb

This book opens in a small town in Michigan where fifteen-year-old Sarah Cole is stuck spending the summer at her Aunt and Uncle’s with her sister, Lacey. She’s not happy with the situation until she befriends a girl named Jackie. The three girls stumble upon the ruthless murder of a reclusive neighborhood woman. One of the officers investigating the crime believes the girls are responsible for her death. Fearing that this officer will frame them for the murder, the girls organize their own detective squad. They become the Super Spies and start their own fact-finding mission.

The Super Spies can’t understand why anyone would want to murder the “Cat Lady” until they start digging into her past and discover a horrible crime that happened thirty years ago. They uncover a connection between the two crimes and attempt to bring this information to the police, only to be reprimanded for meddling in the inquest. Not only are the girls upset by the admonition, but they also struggle with the fact that their exuberant investigating could provide a legal loophole allowing the killer to go free. To make matters worse, the police don’t even believe them. Frustrated by this turn of events, the Super Spies realize it’s up to them to snare the Cat Lady killer, or die trying…

My Rating

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**This is a 100% honest review, I received the ebook from the author.**

Published: March 13 2012 by Astraea Press 
ebook, 277 pages
ASIN: B007JZH61K
Edition language: English
Series: Super Spies

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Be Nice!

We should consciously focus on being nicer and open to others because sometimes we don’t realize how much the little day to day mannerisms, for example, can hurt others. 

I have always consider myself to be a nice person.  The type that is always looking out for others and whole makes an effort in every situation to look at the issue from both sides before making judgement.  I had NEVER thought of myself as a mean person, sure I have loner tendencies, times when I just need to be by myself, and sure I can sometimes be very direct with people, but that’s not being mean…is it?