Live Q&A with author KM Robinson

So, I had the pleasure of interviewing author KM Robinson LIVE the other day. It was my first experience being live and it was such a blast.

I asked questions like, what was your first [and I mean FIRST story ever,] and what roles would her characters be if they were planted in high school? I impersonated one of her characters and we had several giggle sessions.

Check it out by clicking HERE.


 

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A-Z Challenge: Update


We ALL have those books that we have been meaning to read or maybe that have been sitting on our shelves for weeks, months and maybe even years! Which makes the following reading challenge something to consider for yourself!

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Is Worry Worrying You? by Ferida Wolff, Harriet May Savitz


Genre: Children’s Fiction, Picture-Book

Pages: 32

Published April 15th 2005 by Tanglewood

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Synopsis:

This book addresses children’s worries with humor and imagination, as hilarious scenarios teach kids the use of perspective and the art of creative problem—solving.


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Book Tag: Harry Potter

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Thank you Untamed Shrews for nominating me to do this Book Tag. I LOVE doing tags! 😀

Please feel free to follow them, I highly suggest that you do! Two heads are better than one – fo sho!

Apparently, the only rule for this tag is that you don’t use HP books as your answers, which is a solid rule, since I answer all questions with HP references. Leh go!

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A book where you found the theme interesting , but you’d like to rewrite it.

Okay, so I literally just read a book that I have these feelings about and while I just need to give you ONE example there are actually two  that I feel that way about. BUT, since this say *A* book, I’ll say Breakwater by Catherine Jones Payne. An interesting concept but to me it just wasn’t executed in the best way or the most enrapturing way.

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The first book in a series that got you hooked.

Oh, wow. You know, surprisingly this is easier than I thought it would be. In December I read, Stolen Songbird and I loved it. Have I read the second book yet? No, but I loved the world and the complex characters so much in the first book and it left at such a devastating place at the end that I HAD to buy the rest of the series – yes it was that good.

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A book you wish you could have right now.

Umm, because of Brooding Ya Hero! And also, I really enjoyed Frostblood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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A killer book. Both senses. Take it as you like.

Argh. I don’t really read suspense or thriller books, or mystery for that matter and all I can think of right now is Autumn Bones which is a supernatural [mystery maybe…more like detective urban paranormal?!]

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A book that you found really confusing.

Roseblood was a book I highly anticipated, but when I sat down and opened it I found myself staring at lengthy history about the phantom, very little to do with the main character and then suddenly there is song-vampires or something…

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Your spirit animal book.

Well, some of these are becoming quite difficult! Honestly. I don’t read many non-fantasy books, so there is always going to be some kind of fantasy genre thrown into these… my spirit book though? I think it would have to be Splintered. I can relate to Alyssa Gardner on a few levels and I’m only mildly severely obsessed with all things Wonderland.

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A dark, twisted book.

Dark and Twisted? yeah, well, I’ve read plenty of those! Here are a few that I’ve read that have left me with goosebumps or WTF’ing everything.

The Seventh Bride 

Broken Dolls

The Secrets of Lizzie Borden

In the darkness that’s where I’ll know you

I’m thinking of ending things


 

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A book that surprised you in a great way, reveals to be more than it is.

Honestly, the book I’m going to pick surprised me. I was told about this book and grudgingly read it. When I read it I found the idea highly unique and I loved the writing as well as the characters in the stories.

 

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Now for the nominations!

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Beauty & The Beast by An Leysen


Genre: Picture book, Fairytale, Children’s book

Pages: 29

Expected Publication  October 1st 2017 by Clavis

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Synopsis:

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a merchant with his two daughters. The eldest daughter was spoiled and vain, and the youngest preferred to read all day. She was so pretty everyone called her -Belle-. One day, the merchant got lost in the forest and stumbled upon a castle that looked enchanted. Suddenly, he stood face-to-face with the castle’s sole inhabitant: a beast! The Beast would spare the merchant’s life on one condition: he must send one of his daughters to live in the castle. Against her father’s will, Belle went to the Beast’s castle…. The cheerful Belle and the good-natured Beast come to life in this beautiful picture book by An Leysen. For everyone who loves timeless fairy tales.


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Jaded by K.M. Robinson


Genre: Dystopian, Young Adult

Pages: 222

Expected Publication June 27th, 2017 by Snowy Wings Publishing

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Synopsis:

Her father failed in his mission to take control from the Commander, a defeat that has cost Jade her life. She will die as punishment. Now she belongs to the Commander’s son—as his wife. Knowing his intent is to quietly kill her in revenge, Jade’s every move is calculated to survive—until she learns her death ensures the safety of her father and her entire town.

Roan doesn’t want to kill Jade, but once his family isolates her from her father and community, his only choice is to go through with the plan. Jade doesn’t make it easy as she tries to sway him into falling for her. Each misstep makes him question his cause. Each moment makes every decision harder, but the Commander won’t allow him to fail.

One chooses life. One chooses death. In the midst of the chaos, only one will succeed.


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Cover Reveal: Starswept by Mary Fan


Mary Fan author pic smallMary Fan is a hopeless dreamer, whose mind insists on spinning tales of “what if.” As a music major in college, she told those stories through compositions. Now, she tells them through books. She is the author of the Jane Colt space opera trilogy, the Firedragon YA dystopia/fantasy novellas, and the Fated Stars YA high fantasy novellas. She’s also the co-editor of the Brave New Girls YA sci-fi anthologies, which are dedicated to encouraging girls to enter STEM careers and raising money for the Society of Women Engineers Scholarship fund.
Where to find Mary Fan:

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Synopsis of STARSWEPT:

Some melodies reach across the stars.

In 2157, the Adryil—an advanced race of telepathic humanoids—contacted Earth. A century later, 15-year-old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless, Iris’s one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get hired, and competition is fierce.

A sudden encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. Iris longs to learn about him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the only evidence she has of his existence is the mysterious alien device he slipped to her.

When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of backstabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she discovers that her visions of him are real—by way of telepathy—and soon finds herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music.

But even as their bond deepens, Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from her—and it’s dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about Earth’s alien allies that shatter everything she knows.

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