I am so pleased and honored
to be the one to premiere the My Haunting Love Tour on my blog!
Jamie Wilsoncroft, a talented Write More Publications author, released her
debut YA (young adult) novel, My Haunting
Love recently! Please read on to find out more about this haunting tale of young love…
Calista Rose is a sixteen
year old deaf girl who senses something strange in her new home. Soon she meets
a ghost named John and becomes smitten with his good looks and charming ways.
Little does she know that falling in love with him brings out the true evil
that lingers in her home.
John is holding a terrible
family secret. His life was ended at the hands of his vengeful stepmother, the
same woman who inflicted pain on his entire family. When Calista moves into his
ancestral home she awakens something in him he never could have imagined. A
chance at the love he never got to have.
But falling in love with
Calista is anything but easy. Their love awakens not only John, but the evil
lurking inside the house.
In her debut YA novel Jamie
Sue Wilsoncroft takes us on an adventure of first love, repentance, and that
all important quest to belong.
My Haunting Love Review: In this YA (young adult) novel, we meet
Calista, who is not your traditional heroine. For the most part, she is your
normal average moody sixteen year old, except she’s deaf and she can see
ghosts. In this thrilling tale, we meet a lovable ghost, John, with a tragic
past, and before you know it, Calista is swept up in the mayhem and mystery of
John’s past.Just when you think you
have it figured out, Wilsoncroft throws a curveball and it becomes even more
sinister than originally anticipated! It’s hard not to get swept up in this
Final Thought: I hope there is more YA on
Wilsoncroft’s writing list!
My legs shook as I stared
up at him. This whole thing was surreal. I wanted to reach out and touch him,
but my hands were glued to the side. He was beautiful, more beautiful than any
human I had ever seen. I couldn’t hear him, but I could see he was laughing
under his breath as his shoulders shook up and down. My mouth dropped in awe as
he slowly raised his hands and began to sign.
“You aren’t scared are you?” He asked
moving his hands gently. I realized I hadn’t breathed since the moment I felt
the tap on my shoulder.
“No,” I signed, slowly raising my hands. My
legs shook as I stood not two inched from him….a ghost.
He tilted his head back and laughed. “Can I
help you paint?” He signed without hesitation.
Flabbergasted, I blinked a few times. “Uh…
yeah… sure if you want to,” I replied, staring at him in disbelief. His
shoulders shook again as he laughed, enjoying my reaction. John had warned me
ahead of time that he was going to show himself to me, but I wasn’t expecting
this. It wasn’t because he was so beautiful and handsome, but because he was so
human-like. Part of me was waiting for something scary or gory to face me, but
he totally blew me away. This was nothing like any of those ghost movies or
books I had read.
Wilsoncroft lives in Pennsylvania with her hubby, two children and 3 dogs. She
is a professional dog groomer by day and a writer by night. Writing romance
novels is her specialty. While this is her first YA novel, Jamie is the author
of several other contemporary and NA romance books. You can find her on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Follow along with the rest
of the stops on the My Haunted Fall blog tour:
we are lucky enough to be a part of something that moves us in a way we can’t
explain. I’m lucky, I’ve experienced this sort of dramatic movement several
times in my lifetime (and it’s not always good but usually very necessary). Yesterday
was my most recent experience, well more like the last few days.
recently finished reading The Fault In
Our Stars by John Green, and yes, it has changed me…I have a long list of
books that have done this, but none quite so thoroughly as Fault, and certainly not recently. How has it changed me exactly? I’m
not entirely sure yet, as I’m still muddling through the emptiness and void of
finishing this book.But here are a few
things I know about my experience with this story.
John Green is talented…insanely so! As a writer, I am puke green with envy at what
this man can do with the written word. The way he brings the characters, the
setting, the seriousness, the humor, the unfairness, the love, and the joy to
life on these pages is beyond remarkable. The words dance on the pages and the
pictures flash like neon signs in the mind. It’s almost a seductive process (well,
for this nerd girl it is).
these characters, Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters, are the ultimate star
crossed lovers, but they never let the unfairness of their situation take away
from the special sweetness of their time together. And the witty, dark, jaded,
sarcastic repartee between the two is literary brilliance! Then you add in Isaac,
the supporting character both Hazel and Augusts need in different ways, to
complete the tri-fecta of great characters.
the story is so fucking sad! Right away, you know reading about teenagers with
cancer isn’t going to end with unicorns and rainbows. And quite frankly, I’m
not usually one for emotional books/movies, but after a few recommendations and
a severe curiosity, I felt compelled to experience this for myself. I knew it
was going to have some sad parts, but I was in no way prepared for in the amount
emotion in the book or the flood of tears. I’m not talking a lone tear escaped
or there was a slight lump in the throat. I’m talking full on wailing with hysteric
snotty sobs…so gross….yet sooooo cathartic! But that’s not all; I in no way expected
to be in mid-snotty-sob, only to burst out laughing. In fact, I’ve never
laughed and cried so hard…at the same time…for such a long period of time! I
didn’t even know it was physically or emotionally possible. (BTW, I still have
a hard time even talking about this book without the eyes welling up and a lump forming
in the throat…it’s a side effect of an amazing and intense book).
now what? I don’t know; that’s the weird part about the whole thing! I’ve NEVER
had a book hangover this bad. Of course, I’m reevaluating almost every life
choice I’ve ever made. Reading about cancer can do that to a person, especially
when the protagonists are teenagers and half my age. I’m supposed to be working on my own
novel right now, but I can’t seem to focus and think about much else. So what
can I do besides wallow???
busy. I will continue to write no matter how bad my fingers trip over each
other or how many times I get lost in my own thoughts while staring out the
window. Of course, now I want my words to dance across the pages, but sadly I
just don’t have anywhere near Green’s finesse! I’ve also turned to old faithful George R.R.
Martin (A Feast for Crows) and newly
discovered Veronica Roth (Divergent)
to help me lose myself in different fictional works.
And if it hasn’t been
completely obvious before now, I will spell it out: I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS
BOOK! GET IT NOW!
Hello! Welcome to the second
stop on the All In Blog Tour! As a resident of Las Vegas and a fan of Molly
Bryant’s work, I just had to check out this book. First off, I flew through
this book in a matter of hours. Second, this is NOT one for the kiddies (18+).
It’s loaded with adult themes and mature content. Lastly, it has Vice
Jackson…hard NOT to crush on the tatted badass with a heart of gold…even if he
is a fictional character. Check out the latest post, complete with some
background, a sneak peak, a few words from the author and the chance to win an
Amazon gift card!
All In is the fourth book for the talented and
versatile Molly Bryant. This book takes us to the streets of Las Vegas and into
the life of tattoo artist, and professional poker player, Vice Jackson. Vice’s
unconventional upbringing with his alcoholic mom has spurred him to better
himself throughout his life.At a time
when Vice seems to have all his cards lined up, there is one man intent on bringing
him down. Along with the two people he loves most.
All In is a no holds barred thrill ride
through the streets of Vegas. Can Vice match wits with the man intent on
bringing him down? Or will he lay all his cards on the table for one last ill
fated round? Here’s a sneak peek:
The best thing that came
from my childhood is I met my best friend Skip at the age of eighteen. Skip had
seen me standing out front of the corner store in my dirty ripped jeans,
Misfits T-shirt, and holey Chuck Taylor’s from endless nights of pounding the
Vegas concrete in search of a sale. He than climbed out of his sleek, black 67’
Chevelle and stared at me for a moment from over his Wayfarer sunglasses. I
took in his tatted arms and his James Dean like attire. I had no idea how the
hell he knew I was selling, he knew though. Skip knew as if I was holding a
sign above my head stating that I had a pound of grass in my back pocket.
He shook his head and
said, “There is a hell of a lot easier ways to make ends meet.”
I literally laughed in his
face. Not that he had to twist my nuts or anything, I went with him anyway. At
that time in my life what did I have to loose. Absolutely nothing, besides the
five miles it would take me to walk back to the corner store.”
“All In.” I slid the fifty
-six grand in Bellagio chips across the green felt.
“Bullshit.” Chase looked
up with his blue eyes narrowed at me. His pretty boy, blonde hair disheveled
from the stress that was upon him. The stress I was causing upon him. I smiled.
Chase Miller is a big time
roller and drug dealer here in Vegas. He also owns the Nostalgia Casino, which
is known for its, tattooed, pin-up style woman. Nostalgia holds the hottest,
big money poker tourneys. I had never been there before as I try to steer clear
from the drug scene, it always seemed to cause me trouble.
Hey guys, this
is Molly Bryant the author of All In, and I am taking over this blog
today.Just wanted to send you all a
quick hello and thanks for stopping by and taking a look at All In. It’s really
one of my favorite books I‘ve written so far.
When I started
this book I just had a vision of a tattooed hero who liked to dress classy, and
was running poker tables in Vegas. I had to run with it. Vice is one of my
favorite characters to date. He doesn’t want you to feel sorry for him, and he
certainly doesn’t want to run and hide from his past. He embraces it and uses
it to propel him forward.Giving him the
spunky and energetic Harlow Jean as a love interest was just a bonus.
Do I live the
Vegas life style? No. But that’s one of the great things we get to do as
writers. We get to immerse ourselves in a world we never would in real life.
And frankly, it’s a lot of fun. Who hasn’t dreamed of running off to Vegas and
getting tattoos, living it up playing poker?I know.But hey, it’s fun to read
So I hope you
enjoy All In. It’s a wild ride, but one you will be glad you took a chance on.
Thanks for stopping by all these great blogs. And I look forward to visiting
with everyone again.
***Be sure to visit all the blogs on the
tour and be entered in the Rafflecopter drawing for a $25.00 Amazon gift card.
You can find Molly Bryant on Amazon and Goodreads.Molly Bryant
lives in Boise, Idaho, with her husband and two children. She has come to
embrace her talents and feel passionate about her ability to fantasize and
daydream. The more she writes around her fantasies, bringing them to life, the
more her vivid imagination makes sense.
really doesn’t even to begin to describe how I feel about this blog (hence the
title). I had a HUGE lofty reading goal for the summer, and what do you know…I
haven’t made a dent. I mean, I haven’t even finished the books I was supposed
to finish for my July Reads edition...AND it’s NOT July anymore. Holy Moly...what a slacker!
Here’s the skinny: I’ve been busy!When the whirlwind of life picks up,
something must give, and in this particular month, my bookshelf remained
cluttered and untouched (with good reason, of course)! Personally, I’m pleased to say I got a little
traveling in and spent some killer time with the FAM and friends back in the Midwest.
And I’ve also started training for a marathon…alright a half of a half of a
marathon, but it’s a start.
Creatively, my publisher and I finalized the
cover to my novel and started the editing process, so the debut of The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood is
drawing closer! I’ve also been lucky enough to log A LOT of writing time. The
first part of July was spent pouring over If
the Silver Slipper Fits which is co-authored with the talented Jennifer
Paquette. Slippers is comprised of
two short stories centering around a pair of perfect ‘silver slippers’ with a
bit of an Oz undertone. We hope to have it self-published via Kindle and
Creatspace soon. AND lastly, I’m about
halfway into a new piece…my first regular fictional piece (nothing
paranormal/fantasy), which I’m thinking of publishing under a pen name. Regardless,
this new story, Uninvited, has been a
tremendous amount of fun. So far I have a sexy FBI agent, a ‘girl next door’
type, a smug ex husband, a crazed crackhead, a kidnapping and a steamy love
affair all swirled together in the quaint Midwestern town of River Grove!It imperative I get the first draft out of my
head and into the computer before the 13-14 school year starts, otherwise I
fear the momentum will fade into oblivion.
without further adieu, please enjoy the reviews of two of the books I did get
finished: My Haunting Love by J.S.
Wilsoncroft and A Wrinkle in Time by
Madeline L’Engle. I hope to have a better edition next month!
My Haunting Love: In this YA (young adult) novel, we meet Calista,
who is not your traditional heroine. For the most part, she is your normal
average moody sixteen year old, except she’s deaf and she can see ghosts. In
this thrilling tale, we meet a lovable ghost, John, with a tragic past, and
before you know it, Calista is swept up in the mayhem and mystery of John’s
past. Just when you think you have it
figured out, Wilsoncroft throws a curveball and it becomes even more sinister than
originally anticipated! It’s hard not to get swept up in this novel.
Final Thought: I
hope there is more YA on Wilsoncroft’s writing list!
A Wrinkle in Time: It’s easy to see why this is a classic! I
read it years ago, and started rereading with some of my fourth graders this
past year. As one of the very first science fiction books, it was a joy to get
lost in this early vision of time travel (originally published back in 1962).
The story start with a ‘normal’ family, except this family is more extraordinary
than ‘normal’. The five year is a
brilliant savant and some of the members can travel through time and space to
new and different lands. In an attempt to rescue their father, three children
venture through the portals of time and space. Along the way, they meet an
intense and sinister being, and find friendship, inspiration and love with some
more lovable creatures and characters. My favorite part was watching the main
character, Meg, grow as a character and to realize her own self-worth! L’Engle
weaves one heck of a tale.
GREAT reread of one of the classics!