Tuesday, February 26, 2013

YA Paranormal Hop February 21-27

I apologize for a family emergency kept me from posting this hop on a timely basis. In honor of the Paranormal Giveaway Hop I will be giving away a copy of Unleashed by Debbie Viguie and Nancy Holder. To win is simple leave a comment on this blog about why you would like Unleashed. UNLEASHED (Wolf Spring Chronicles)- Katelyn McBride's life changed in an instant when her mother died. Now she has to start over in Wolf Springs, Arkansas - a tiny village in the Ozark Mountains. Like any small town, Wolf Springs has its secrets. But the secrets hidden here are more sinister than Katelyn could ever imagine. It's a town with a history that reaches back centuries, spans continents, and conceals terrifying truths. It's a town full of werewolves. Please visit other participating blogs in this hop. You can find them at http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com Many great books to win! Look for YA Paranormal Hop Don't forget to leave a comment and win!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


"Moon Rise" Book 2 by Marilee Brothers
Her mom is still dating losers. Her boyfriend’s gone back to Mexico. Dad still hasn’t told his wife and kids that she exists. At school, the drama queens and bullies still rule. But worst of all for Allie Emerson (aka the Star Seeker of an old Gypsy prophecy) is that her powers have taken a hike. She can’t read minds anymore. She can’t move stuff just by looking at it. The other Star Seekers are counting on her psychic gifts more than ever, and the evil Trimarks are closing in, eager to snatch her magic moonstone necklace while she’s helpless. The hot new guy at school is ready and willing to fight her battles, but he comes with some wicked baggage.

Dear diary: I’m a little worried. My new BF is a demon.

Welcome again to Allie Emerson’s funny, scary, amazing, and always unpredictable life, as the girl voted least likely to save the world from evil.


Monrise is book two of the Unbidden Magic series. Allie Emerson is a Star Seeker, the long awaited answer to a prophecy. She is destined to fight the evil Trimarks with the aid of her magical moonstone pendant. Living in a rural town with her mother Faye, Allie struggles to learn her destiny while dealing with the day to day issues of being a teenager.  Allie has lost her powers.  Her witch friend Kizzy reveals that the new boy in town, Beck Bradford has the power to heal her.  Beck is half demon, with the power to seduce. Allie must learn to trust him in order to regain her powers.  She must also deal with a nosy school counselor, while working to regain her powers, and fighting off the Trimarks. This is a really enjoyable YA paranormal series.

Interview with Marilee Brothers

1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

First of all, many thanks for featuring my books on your blog and for this interview. I appreciate it!

I have always been an avid reader but I didn’t start writing until my three sons were grown. I began with poems and short stories but didn’t consider writing anything longer until I took a class and the instructor said, “You need to write a book.”

2. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

When I get stuck and the words won’t come, I shut my computer down and hit the elliptical machine while listening to my iPod. Something about music and repetitive exercise gets my creative juices flowing again.

3. Where do you get your ideas for your books?

Coming up with ideas has never been a problem for me. In fact, at this very moment, I have approximately three books floating around in my head, waiting to be written. When I start a book, I know the beginning and the end. What happens in between is the fascinating part of my writing journey and often takes me to places I never dreamed of going.

4. What do you like to do when you're not writing?

I spend time with my husband and family and sometimes hack my way around the golf course. I’m a terrible golfer but enjoy giving it a whirl. I also spend quite a bit of time maintaining my blog, Book Blather, and try to stay current on Facebook, Linked In and Twitter. Of course, I still spend many hours reading.

5. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

Seven of my books have been published and I’m working on another young adult fantasy called The Blue Rose for Bell Bridge Books that will be out before the end of the year.

I have two favorites. Moonstone, the first book in the Unbidden Magic series and my adult romantic suspense, The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam.



A former teacher, coach and school counselor, Marilee lives in Washington State and writes full time. Her books include Castle Ladyslipper, a medieval romance, The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam, winner of the 2010 Booksellers Best award for romantic suspense, Moonstone, Moon Rise, Moon Spun, Shadow Moon, and Midnight Moon. Marilee is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Pacific Northwest Writers Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.


·        Website  www.marileebrothers.com,

·        Blog  http://bookblatherblog.blogspot.com

·        Facebook  www.facebook.com/marilee.author

·        Twitter  @marileeb

·        Goodreads  http://www.goodreads.com/MarileeB


·        Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Moon-Rise-Marilee-Brothers/dp/0982175698/ref=la_B003RL7EWQ_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1357596409&sr=1-4

·        B & N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moon-rise-marilee-brothers/1100410678?ean=9780982175699



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