Friday, August 29, 2014

Fan Art Friday

Tessa by miinza

What a selection of fan art on this long weekend Friday. I can't even begin to decide on a favorite:

Clary Fray by meabhd

Callum Hunt by kaidarkknight

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Guardian by Courtney Cole, Cover Reveal

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Cover Reveal for Courtney Cole's GUARDIAN! GUARDIAN is a YA Paranormal Romance, and a book close to Courtney’s heart. It is being released on August 28th, TODAY!


GUARDIAN Synopsis: 
Sometimes, things that go bump in the night are real. My name is Whitney Lane. I’m sixteen years old and at first, I thought I was crazy. I kept seeing shadows move along walls, and hearing whispers around corners, but whenever I looked, there was never anything there. Until one day, there was. Our world isn’t what we think. There are things around us, good things, bad things, scary things. Things that we tell ourselves aren’t real, but they are. They’re very real, and they’re terrifying. I’ve been swept up now, in a battle of good and evil, confused about love and what is supposed to be love, but isn’t. I don’t know what to think anymore. I can’t trust my emotions and I don’t know what is true. There’s only one thing I know for sure. Nothing is what it seems. 



 Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people. Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo. 

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Let's Talk About Jace and The Carstairs Family

Jace and Clary by comfortablylaura

This could be my favorite post of Cassie's (link to her tumblr) because it includes two of my favorite characters, Jace and Jem (okay, the Carstairs family, but you guys know how Anything Jem is immediately important to me):

Hi Cassie I love your books and am a huge fan but I was just wondering… Jace reveals (not that he’s had sex) that he’s been intimate before with a girl(s). I was just wondering if you had anyone in mind whom he’d been intimate with and why that didn’t even bother Clary? Would be so grateful if you answered my question Thank yourottinpeace
Cassie: I have various thoughts about Jace’s love life before Clary (we know he dated the faerie waitress, Kaelie, before Clary, because they actually snuggle and cuddle in front of Clary — I think people forget that!) but nothing so concrete I want to put to paper/Internet yet. I assume Clary doesn’t care because why would she? It’s got nothing to do with her. He dated before her, in TDA Emma’s had boyfriends and sex before the book starts, in TID neither Will or Jem has had any sex before Tessa — people vary. I’m sure he’d tell her about it if she asked, but I suspect readers want to know the gory details more than she does. :)

Hi Cassie, I read CoHF and The Infernal Devices too and I thought that Jem Carstairs was the last Carstairs alive, so how does Emma have the same last name? I read this and got a little confused, because Jem becomes an silent brother, resulting in the ending of that last name. Please help me. (if my English is a little poor I’m so sorry, because I’m Brazilian) Kisses! — aninkheart
Cassie: And I’m leaving for Brazil tomorrow! Meanwhile, this is how the Carstairs name continues.

He was stocky, perhaps in his late thirties, with a scar that ran along his jaw. Tousled, fairish hair, and blue eyes, and skin tanned by the sun. It looked even darker against his starched white shirtfront. There was something familiar about him, something that teased at the edges of Tessa’s memories.

He came to a stop in front of them. His eyes flicked to Will. They were a paler blue than Will’s, almost the color of cornflowers. The skin around them was tanned and lined with faint crow’s-feet. He said, “You are William Herondale?” Will nodded without speaking.
,br/> “I am Elias Carstairs,” the man said. “Jem Carstairs was my nephew.”
Clockwork Princess

The Carstairs line continues through Elias Carstairs. There are also other Carstairs. Jem never says he is the last of his line or the last Carstairs out there. Shadowhunter families can sometimes be huge — Cristina, Diego and Jaime are all Rosaleses, but Cristina is in fact related to neither of them except perhaps incredibly distantly.
I don't know about you, Mundie Moms, but the line of questions about Jace's love life before he met Clary always cracks me up. I think we care because he's such a charismatic character and we've literally been through hell (and back) with him. As for what he was like before he met Clary, I think he'd still be the snarky, over-confident dude we first meet in CoB. And that makes it all the more interesting as his relationship with Clary develops because, for the first time, his feelings for a girl are overwhelming him.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

September 2014's Most Anticipated YA Releases Per Epic Reads

Epic Reads has treated readers to another fabulous Coming Soon list! Check out the 20 more anticipated YA releases for next month.

Which September reads are you looking forward to reading? 
You can find more about each of the books featured above via Epic Reads's post HERE, as well as other books hitting shelves next month, that are pictured below.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SUMMERFALL by Claire Legrand; Teaser & Giveaway! #SUMMERFALL #WINTERSPELLIsComing

Happy Release Day to Claire LeGrand's SUMMERFALL! The prequel to her upcoming release, WINTERSPELL. WINTERSPELL is on my list of 2014 most anticipated reads. I'm looking forward to featuring here on Mundie Moms soon! 

Today we're celebrating the release of SUMMERFALL with a teaser and a GIVEAWAY! First, here's a little bit about SUMMERALL.

Rinka is a faery, passionate and powerful, determined to maintain the tenuous peace between faeries and humans.

Alban Somerhart is a human, a reluctant king trapped in an arranged marriage, desperate to prevent war.

Their love could save the kingdom of Cane . . . or shatter it forever.



In this captivating novella, prequel to the upcoming Winterspell, Claire Legrand weaves a story of magic, political intrigue, and forbidden love that sets the stage for the rise of a wicked queen and the journey of a human girl named Clara . . .




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