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Sarah Noffke Kindle Sale!!

Published January 5, 2015 by Book Junkette

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Morning my clotted cream crumpets!!

Just a quick post!

Super exciting!!

Sarah Noffke’s first book in the Lucidites series, , IS ON SALE!

ON AMAZON!!

FOR 99c!!

ERMAHGERD!!

SALE!!

Who doesn’t enjoy a good sale?!

Squee!!

Go forth my darlings, spread the word and download!! ❤

xx Tara

Rhi Pie Kindle Freebies!!!

Published January 1, 2015 by Book Junkette

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Afternoon, my boston cremes!!

Happy New Year!

I trust everyone enjoyed it somewhat responsibly??

The Junkette household binged on The Bates Motel, season 1. We’re wild over here!

One of my good friends, and awesome indie authors, Rhiannon Paille, is having a KINDLE EXCLUSIVE freebie!

Not one. BUT TWO!!

How awesome sauce is that?!

The first two books in The Temperance Era books, City of Cruelty and Copper, and City of Riot and Ruby, ARE FREEEE!!!! until the 5th!!

How’s that for a way to start off the new year?!

Go forth and download, my darlings!!

And while you’re at it..Check out Rhi’s other badass books! I <3s them all!!

Ta!

xx Tara

Melt – Netgalley

Published December 31, 2014 by Book Junkette

Happy midnight, my sweet scones!

While everyone else is out celebrating, the Junkette household is watching cheesy movies and reviewing books!

Tonight’s selection is Melt by Selene Castrovilla, by way of NetGalley.

Gotta love them!

This book..it started out odd.

The way it was written, made it hard to read, understand.

We all know I have issues with my head, yes? I’ve gone over this before.

In spite of this, I kept on reading, intrigued by this off tale of Dorothy.

About halfway through, it couldn’t hold my attention anymore.

To the DNF pile it goes.

Maybe one of my darlings will enjoy it. Someone without reading issues.

xx Tara

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer – Netgalley

Published December 31, 2014 by Book Junkette

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Wow! Two reviews in one day!!

My poor darlings are going to faint from surprise! 😉

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer, is courtesy of Scholastic, via NetGalley.

Sadly, this is another DNF.

Initially, reading the blurb, this book sounded incredibly unique.

However, it read more like a Middle School title, as opposed to a YA.

The writing was..let’s not go there.

It just didn’t hold my interest. Tho I did my best.

The plot was interesting, but I couldn’t get more than 5 chapters in.

Don’t let that discourage you, my crullers!

This Junkette just has an off mind is all.

Check it out, let me know what you think!

Ta!

xx Tara

Bloody Bloody Apple – Netgalley

Published December 31, 2014 by Book Junkette

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Hello my cinnamon apples!

Today’s review is brought to you by Howard Odentz, courtesy of Netgalley.

Initially I picked this book out, because both the title and cover art intrigued me.

Sadly, about 4 chapters in, it became obvious this would be a DNF for me.

The plot was slow to start, and I couldn’t finish. Honestly, did try my best to continue, but to no avail.

It’s nothing against the author, it just happens sometimes.

To those that enjoy a slow paced murder mystery, try this one out!

xx Tara

Soul of Flame..Still indie?

Published January 10, 2014 by Book Junkette

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Hello my delectable flans!

As stated in the earlier post, the next book in the Imdalind series, by the wonderful, and frankly pretty frickin’ incredible, Rebecca Ethington, is coming out IN FEBRUARY!! On the 17th! :O!!!

WOOOOOO!!! *Overly dramatic puppet arm flails.*

Who’s with me in the happies?!?!

Now, anyone who’s fans/friends/stalkers of Rebecca, KNOWS she put off the release of Soul of Flame last year, because she was approached by publishers for the rights of the Imdalind series.

Wow!!

Awesome sauce much?!

Many people, myself included, supported her while she had all this going on. Honestly, can you BLAME HER?!

A trad publisher, instead of being indie!

HYOOOGE!!!

After she weighed the pros and cons, it was decided she’d stay indie..for NOW.

So today’s BIG NEWS is Soul of Flame’s RELEASE DATE!!!!

Sadly, that is NOT what this current post is about.

For the past couple of weeks, Rebecca has been posting, tweeting, FBing about her BIG news.

Obvi, we now know what that is.

HOWEVER..

Some people are apparently let down by this.

Why? It makes no sense to me.

Think about it, from ALL points of view.

HAD Rebecca gone with a trad publisher, the release could have been pushed back ever further, prices raised, content added, all in the name of SALES.

Let’s face it: plenty of retailers and publishers are only in it for the money, not the authors.

Why make a fuss, when in a few short weeks, Soul of Flame will be out, Dawn of Ash (Imdalind series, Book 5!) AND Broken Fragments (Glass series, Book 2!) will be out this year as well?!

Rebecca writes for LOVE, not SALES. She writes because it’s her PASSION.

No, I am not prejudiced. I am friends/fans of many authors, indie and trad, PA to an indie author, sounding board to quite a few trad authors, and am able to see behind the curtain, as it were, on all aspects of publishing.

DO what you love, WRITE what you love and never lose your HEART.

Don’t agree?

It’s quite simple to unfollow/unfriend someone, rather than be happy they chose to follow the path that let them stay true to themselves.

Believe in yourselves, my darlings.

xx Tara

Eyes of Ember review

Published January 9, 2014 by Book Junkette

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Evening, my cherry cheesecakes!

Hope everyone is staying warm!

I’m burrowed under a blanket, watching the US Shameless, as I write this.

Oh, how do I love Autumn!

This is the second part of the reviews, woo!

Eyes of Ember picks up a couple days after the end of Kiss of Fire.

Oh, how my heart hurt.

Poor Joclyn!

Poor Ryland!

It made me cry a little, youngest sister bawled while reading this one.

Well, we both cried during the end of Kiss of Fire.

Eyes of Amber was slightly worse.

Great book, just tears at your heart and emotions.

Joclyn is denied her beloved Ryland, the other half of herself, and it slowly eats away at her.

Among other things, sweet girl.

Who knew the loss of her true love, the one she’s meant for, would nearly cost her everything???

Including her life?!

Much as I do not care for Ilyan, he does try, to the best of his ability, to keep Joclyn going.

Not an easy feat, especially with her stubbornness.

Mostly because it seems, at times, as if he’s trying to replace Ryland in her heart.

That’s how I felt to me, because I understand being bonded to someone so completely.

I’m biased..Sue me!

From a small studio, where Ilyan attempts to teach Joclyn how to defend herself, to a teensy tiny attic room, all the way to the furthest reaches of the world..

Ryland tracks Joclyn, but it is not OUR Ryland..

As if we needed another reason to cry, beat a pillow..

Eyes of Ember is another great read from Rebecca Ethington, but I leave you with some advice!

Keep tissues handy.
NEVER underestimate the power of true love.
No matter the cost, never stop hoping.

And above all else..

Leave reviews!

Remember: authors are only able to bring us such wonderous worlds because of reviews!

Well, reviews and how well their books do.

Coming soon: Scorched Treachery!

xx Tara

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