Mundie Moms

Friday, October 28, 2011

Meet Us At The Crossroads 2 Hour Author Chat

We are so thrilled to be hosting this years Crossroads Blog Tour Chat! Tonight at 8 pm - 10 pm CST here on the blog we will be chatting with authors:

Judith Graves
Angie Frazier
Amanda Ashby
Joy Preble
Carrie Harris
Dawn Dalton
Shannon Delany
Jackie Kessler
Jeri Smith-Ready
Kiki Hamilton
Kitty Keswick
Linda Joy Singleton
Lucienne Diver
Rachel Vincent
Stacey Kade

Come join the fun! You'll get to talk to some of your favorite authors and enter to win some awesome prizes!

Here's what we're giving away:

1st Hour-
- SIGNED copy of Under My Skin
- SIGNED copy of Bad Taste in Boys
- 1 grab bag of Crossroads Tour author swag

2nd Hour-
- SIGNED copy of The Faerie Ring
- SIGNED copy of The Eternal Sea
- 1 grab bag of Crossroads Tour author swag

See at the Crossroads!

*Our chat will start at 8 pm CST/ 9 pm EST. To join, hit join and enter a screen name.

*We do our best to make sure all comments are published, but not all the questions may be answered in the hour time frame of the chat. Even if your questions and comments are not published, we and our guest can still read them.

* The reason why we moderate our chats is to allow our guest(s) to be able to come on and chat with their fans with out feeling overwhelmed by everyone talking to them at the same time.

*In respect to our guest's time, we will only publish comments that pertain to their current writings, and book.

* We often times have other author guests who join out chats, but we only publish questions pertaining to the author who is chatting with us tonight.

*We will not post any personal questions or comments.

* Any rude, disrespectful, or spam like comments will not be published.

* Please do NOT include any attachments to your comments. They're very distracting and the pictures come in huge. Any comments with attachments will not be posted.

*Thank you and we look forward to chatting with everyone tonight!

**No part of this chat is allowed to be used with out our permission**

*** this chat post will be moved the night of the chat to be at the top of our blog.

Obsidian Mini Blog Tour: Book Review & Interview

We're thrilled to be the last stop in the mini blog tour for Obsidian, by Jennifer Armentrout. This book is a sizzling package of out of this world awesomeness! Today along with my "mini" (I tried to keep it mini) review, is my interview with Dee, one my favorite characters from the book.

Published by: Entangled Publishing
To Be Released on: December 6th, 2011
4.5 stars: Go Pick It Up
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is -quoted from Goodreads

Take some really hot, sizzling character chemistry, two stubborn love interests who know how to push each other's buttons, and add in some awesome out of this world characters and you've got the makings for one fabulously written story. Jennifer Armentrout never fails to make me fall head over heals in love with her writing. How could I not? Her sizzling character chemistry, well written characters, and action packed books always leaving wanting more. Obsidian definitely has all that and more.

Talk about a refreshing, Obsidian will give readers a whole new take on aliens. What Jennifer did with this story was absolutely awesome! You do not need to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy it. Believe me, there's plenty of sparks and snarky come backs flying back and forth between Kat and Daemon, that fans of romance will love it. I loved the whole "boy next door" thing that happens between Kat and Daemon. Who ever thought you could live next door to an extremely hot alien? Certainly not Kat, and boy did I love every moment of her getting to know Daemon. If you guys loved Jace in City of Bones, just wait till you meet Daemon.

As a new comer to a small town Kat's in for a eye opening experience when she moves next door and meets Daemon, becomes best friends with his sister Dee, whom I completely loved and inadvertently gets mixed up into their world. What I love about Kat is that girl not only holds her own, she can dish it right back to Daemon. She's a stubborn, independent, resilient, character who doesn't take crap from anyone, and she can hold her own in some of the fabulous action packed scenes. Plus she's snarky and I love that. To match her is Daemon who takes everything up a notch and completely ruffles Kat's feathers, to say the least. If Daemon and Jace where to battle it out, it would be a close call on which character would win. They both have a way for getting under the main characters skin as well as the readers, and yet you can't help but loving them. Then there's the fabulous Dee, who's such an awesome down to earth girl. She's completely opposite of her brother. It's hard not to love her.

There's so much more I have to say about this fabulous upcoming release, but I'll save the rest of my thoughts when I post my full review closer to the release date. If you've not already, go pre-order or add Obsidian to your list of must have books! There is some sizzling chemistry which leads to a hot little scene and there is mild language through out the book.

Visit Jennifer on her Blog, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads

I'm so EXCITED I have the pleasure of introducing you guys to Dee, Daemon's brother and Kat's best friend.

Hi Dee! Welcome to Mundie Moms & thank you so much for joining us today. I'm excited to introduce you to everyone. How would you describe yourself in three words or less?

"Hi!" She waves. "Three words or less? I don't think I can describe anything in three words. Daemon- my brother- says I have a tendency to ramble. But anyway, three words? Um, I know what Daemon would say. "Dee is hyper."

What was your first impression of Kat?
She pops up. "Oh, my God, I love her! As soon as Daemon told me she stopped by for directions, I got so, so excited! When I saw her, I thought she was so pretty and looked nice. You know, like she'd be friendly. So I had to talk about her. And she was really nice, which says a lot, because she'd just talked to my brother, and well, he sort of ruins my friends."

What's one word you would choose to describe Obsidian?

How would you describe what you and your brother are?
Dee sits a back, eyes narrowing. "We are no different than you."

What's something you like about being on earth? Do you miss your home?
"I like everything about here. Probably because I don't remember anything but this. This is my home."

What's been the best thing that's happened to you and your brother this year?
"He'd be reluctant to admit this, but it's a person." Dee grins. "She lives next door."

Inquiring minds would like to know, what's one thing you can tell us about your brother that no one else would know?

A grin spreads across her face. "Daemon is pretty brunt, but what people don't know is that he's actually really caring and protective. I know that sounds crazy, but people don't know him like I do. They don't know the limits he'd go to help someone. If he had to throw his life away to save someone, he would. He's my hero."

Thank you so much Dee!! Don't miss the rest of the tour stops here:

Monday, 10/24: Books Complete Me
Tuesday, 10/25: Reading Angel
Wednesday, 10/26: Good Choice Reading
Thursday, 10/27: Between the Pages
Friday, 10/28: Mundie Moms

Clockwork Angel Read Along Day 17: Chapter 16 The Binding Spell

It's day 17 of our Clockwork Angel Read Along! Please be sure to visit our link here for our schedule, guidelines and to fill out the form to be entered to win some fabulous prizes. Feel free to answer any number of the questions asked. You don't need to answer all of them if you don't wish to.

Today we're discussing chapter 16. I have so many issues with Nate, that I'm finding it hard to be objective about this chapter. We learn from Nate that he was kept by de Quincy and that he forced Nate to write the letters that brought Tessa to London, and we also learn why he did it. Nate also reveals that their had parent's ties to Mortmain, and that de Quincy knew them as well.

* Nate acknowledges that he knows what Tessa is. What do you think he meant when he said, "It ought to have been me." Do you think he's always known Tessa was different or do you think he only learned about Tessa's ability from de Quincy?

* Nate not only reveals why he wrote the letters, but he gave us the connection between de Quincy, Mortmain and Tessa. Since she wasn't born when her parents fled London, how would de Quincy know Tessa was something special, especially if Nate never told him anything about her?

* This story just got a little bit more exciting. It also looks as though darker things are about to happen. Why would de Quincy want to have an automation army? He's a vampire after all and a pretty powerful one at that.

Freebie Friday: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Happy Friday!!! Enter to win a copy of one my favorite reads this year, The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa. You can read my 5 star review here.

Published by: Harlequin Teen
Released on: October 25th, 2011

My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn.

I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her.

My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl… quoted from Goodreads

Thank you to Harlequin Teen, we have one copy to giveaway. To Enter, please fill out the form below.
- This is open to residents in the US only
- 1 entry per person, more than one will result in all your entries being deleted
- You must be 13 yrs & older to enter
- This giveaway will end on November 11th, 2011