Saturday, June 28, 2014

End of Five Glass Slippers Tour: What Would I Wear and Dance to at the Ball?

The Five Glass Slippers Blog Tour has ended and it sure was super fun!

I got to meet new bloggers as well as get to know the five fabulous authors from this amazing book.

Five Glass Slippers is a new favorite of mine!

I would like to thank Amber Stokes of Seasons of Humility for introducing me to this book and blog tour. I would also like to thank  Rooglewood Press for creating such a fabulous book!

2 Year Anniversary + Cover Reveal: Forgiveness by A.J. Best (18+)

Forgiveness - Happy Anniversary

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Title – Forgiveness  

Author – AJ Best  

Genre – Erotica  

Friday, June 27, 2014

Five Glass Slippers Blog Tour: Clara Diane Thompson + Giveaway

Today is the last day to the exciting Five Glass Slippers Blog Tour!

Check out the Tour Schedule to visit all of the other awesome blogs that made this tour tons of fun!

Today's "Cinderella" is Clara Diane Thompson.  Welcome to Vonnie's Reading Corner, Clara Diane!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Five Glass Slippers Tour: Stephanie Ricker + Giveaway

This exciting Five Glass Slippers Blog Tour is hosted by Amber Stokes of Seasons of Humility and is presented by Rooglewood Press and Editing Through the Seasons.

Check out the Tour Schedule to visit all of the other awesome blogs making this event super fun!

Today's "Cinderella" is Stephanie Ricker.  Welcome to Vonnie's Reading Corner, Stephanie!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Five Glass Slippers Blog Tour: Rachel Heffington/Review/Giveaway

Today is my turn to contribute in this exciting Five Glass Slippers Blog Tour hosted by Amber Stokes of Seasons of Humility

Check out the Tour Schedule to visit all of the other awesome blogs making this event super fun!

Today's "Cinderella" is Rachel Heffington.  Welcome to Vonnie's Reading Corner, Rachel!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Author Interview with Michael D. Dennis

Please welcome to Vonnie's Reading Corner, Michael D. Dennis, author of A Native's Tongue!

Let's hear a little bit about Mr. Dennis:

1. In one sentence, describe your book. 

A young man struggles to keep the woman he loves while entangled in the sex, drugs, and tragedy of Los Angeles.

2. What is the meaning of the book title, A Native’s Tongue? 

There are definitely a lot of ways it can be interpreted. I would say that it really means a local language, or way of speaking that only natives can understand.

Teaser Tuesdays #87

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

It has been weeks since I've participated in Teaser Tuesdays! This is one my favorite weekly memes that I really need to keep doing.

My Teasers:

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Review: Blood Green by Ashley Nemer

Blood Green

The three worlds have collided and are coming to an end. Zayn and Nikole face off for the final battle with Haydar and Leigh in a match to the death.

Who will come out alive, and who will come out in the afterlife?

Good does not always triumph over evil, and in the Algula world, that is even more true.

Life as they know it is forever changed when heads roll.

Will Adara's child survive after Haydar has taken her prisoner?

Will Alec's death go avenged?

What will happen to Nasir now that Leigh is here?

Blood Green, because all good things come to an end.

Friday, June 20, 2014

La Mirada Theater Presents Les Miserables

A  brand new production of the international smash-hit musical! Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the classic songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "One Day More," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Master of the House," and many more.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Audio Book: A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James

Read by Susan Duerden

Synopsis: Miss Kate Daltry doesn’t believe in fairy tales . . .or happily ever after.

Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince . . . and decides he’s anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.

Gabriel likes his fiancé, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn’t love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him.
Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Hunger by B.L. Wilde (18+)

The following book is meant for an audience of 18 years or older.

*Please be advice that this book has strong language and very explicit scenes.*

The Seductors Series Vol. 2
by B.L. Wilde

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Author Interview with Jorge E. Ancheytta 

I am very honored to have local author Jorge E. Ancheytta on my blog. He's the author of the children's book, The Last Garden.

Welcome to Vonnie’s Reading Corner! Please describe the world you created in your book.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

China Dolls Book Presentation 

On Friday, June 6th, I went with a dear friend of mine to see Lisa See's presentation on her newest book, China Dolls. We were quite excited to be going since my friend and I absolutely loved Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

After just buying our copies and on our way to the presentation

Monday, June 9, 2014

Author Interview: Lynn Steward

Vonnie's Reading Corner would like to welcome debut novelist Lynn Steward. She's the author of A Very Good Life

Lynn Steward, author

      Welcome to Vonnie’s Reading Corner.  In one sentence, tells us what your book is about.
Against a 1970s New York City backdrop in the exciting worlds of art, fashion, and business, Dana McGarry, faced with swift and unwanted changes to her privileged lifestyle, is about to learn that the art of seduction will affect both her career and her marriage. 

      Why did you decide to set your book in the 1970s?
It is a period I know very well, and, as a native of Long Island, spending twenty-two years in Manhattan, I have an intimate knowledge of the location and the protagonist’s work in the fashion industry.

       What three words would describe your main character, Dana McGarry?

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Audio Book: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Read by S. Epatha Merkerson

Synopsis: Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.

My Thoughts: I've enjoyed Jerry Spinelli's books before and I was looking forward to this one. I had no idea what it was about since I simply checked it out only because it was available and it was a Spinelli book. I have to say, this took me longer to "read" then I expected.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Cover Reveal + Excerpt- Walk the Right Road: The Complete Collection

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BOOK INFORMATION TITLE – Walk the Right Road: The Complete Collection 

SERIES – Walk the Right Road  

AUTHOR – Lorhainne Eckhart  

GENRE – Mystery/Thriller – Romantic Suspense  

PUBLICATION DATE – February 2014 

LENTH (Pages/# Words) - 900  

PUBLISHER – Lorhainne Eckhart  

COVER ARTIST – Steven Novak


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Goddess Born by Kari Edgren

Goddess Born Tour

goddess born cover   

Pennsylvania, 1730

Selah Kilbrid keeps a dangerous secret: she has the power to heal.

A direct descendent of the Celtic goddess Brigid, it’s Selah’s sacred duty to help those in need. But as the last of the Goddess Born living in the New World, she learned from an early age to keep her supernatural abilities hidden. The Quaker community of Hopewell has always been welcoming, but there’s no doubt they would see her hanged if her gift was revealed.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Blog Tour Review: The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti

Almond Tree tour 

Almond Tree Book Cover“An epic drama of the proportions of The Kite Runner… Grabs you from the first page… A gripping and compassionate work of fiction” —Huffington Post

The unforgettable story of a young Palestinian boy whose mathematical gifts allow him to escape the difficulties of life as an Arab Israeli, The Almond Tree is a beautifully crafted debut novel written by a Jewish American woman from the perspective of a Palestinian Muslim male. It is about the power of love, the price of hatred, and the possibility of redemption.

Even as a young boy Ahmed Hamid struggles with knowing that he can do nothing to save his friends and family. Coming of age under Israeli martial law, his entire village operates in fear of losing their homes, jobs, and belongings. But more importantly, they fear losing each other.