YA Blogfest

YA+BlogfestWelcome to this year’s Young Adult Blogfest from Apryl Baker! For the full range of authors and giveaways, click over to My Crazy Corner.  Apryl has veteran authors and brand new authors joining her for this epic two-month event. From NYT and USA Today bestselling authors to brand new authors. Meet new friends and reconnect with old ones! Each author has created a unique post for their book(s), including buy links and giveaways. Check it out!

If you are eager to read MY brang new nrver-before-seen post, you have to wait until August 28.

In the meantime, sign up to win a free autographed copy of ALL three of my flying horse books!    Flying Horse GIVEAWAY!!

Authors, Reviews

Back to School Blog Hop

Microsoft Word - Document4Happy September! If your local school district is like mine, you’ve already been in school for two weeks. Nonetheless, I’ve always thought of September as Back to School month. This September, my books will be featured all month on a blog hop. Listed below are the bloggers who will be participating. Links to their blogs will be live once their Blog Hop post goes live. So put away those math books and click over to some interviews, book excerpts, guest posts, and other goodies.

Welcome to my Back to School Blog Hop!


September 2: Charles Ray  **  Charlie Ray’s Ramblings         
September 3: Apryl Baker  **  My Crazy Corner
September 4: Victoriya Aliferchyk  **  Vik Tory Arch           
September 5: Connie Peck  **  Connie Peck       
September 6: Angela Fristoe  **  Turning the Pages
September 7: Karin Rita Gastreich  ** Eolyn Chronicles
September 8: Courtney Vail  ** Gotta Have YA                     
September 9: Keeley  ** Keeley Reads                               
September 10: Evelyn Ralph  **  Evelyn’s Blog    
September 11: Cheryl  ** Gwyneira’s Book Blog    
September 12: Vanessa Aere  **  Book Butterfly Reviews          
September 13: Tiana Lemons  **  Ethereal Book Reviews    
September 14: Linda Ulleseit ** Chicks Writing Rockin’ YA          
September 15: DelSheree Gladden  **  The Edible Bookshelf          
September 16: Judy Goodwin  **  My Writerly World       
September 17: Emily Thompson  **  Clockwork Twist            
September 18: Charles Ray  **  Charlie Ray’s Ramblings   
September 19: Mary Collins ** Good Books Never Die     
September 20: Lauralee  **  History From a Woman’s Perspective
September 21: Kira Tregoning  **  Fantastical Reads     
September 22: Susan Stec  **  The Grateful Undead
September 23: Cathy Dougherty  **  Catherine Dougherty                          
September 25:  Dianne Bylo  **  Tome Tender
September 26: Jeanne Bannon Repole ** Beyond Words  
September 27: J.L. Campbell ** Reader’s Suite
September 28: Audra Middleton  **  Audra Writes
September 29: Jonel  **  Pure Jonel Confessions of a Bibliophile                    
September 30: Linda Ulleseit  **  Books, Books, Books

Authors Around the World

In honor of the Olympics, fifteen bloggers in six countries are sharing author interviews and giving away great stuff. More information below!

Welcome author Patricia Lynne to my blog for the AUTHORS AROUND THE WORLD Kindle Fire Giveaway Blog Tour!

Patricia Lynne, what title are you highlighting in this blog hop?
Being Human

For Tommy, there is only one thing he needs to do: survive.

Only surviving isn’t that easy. The hunt for blood can be tricky when humans know to fear the night. Desire sits on the edge of his mind, urging him to become the monster humans think he is. Vampire Forces, a special branch of police, is determined to turn every vampire to ash. Tommy included.

The only human Tommy can trust is his twin brother. A bond connects them, and with Danny’s help, Tommy starts to understand the human world he struggles to survive in. He’ll learn what friendships means and feel the sting of betrayal, find that sometimes the worst monsters are very human, and come to understand that family means more than blood.

Tommy just wants to survive and he knows what he needs to do. But with the number of humans that mean more to him than a meal growing, Tommy learns there’s more to life than simple survival. He’ll discover being human doesn’t mean being a human.

What gave you the idea for the book?
Thirsty by MT Anderson. The ending made me ask “What would happen if…”

Who are your main characters?
Tommy and his twin brother Danny

Who is your favorite character and why?
Danny’s daughter Mackenzie. She was so fun to write, especially when she was a little girl.

What was your biggest challenge writing this book?
Staying focused. Shiny new ideas kept trying to get in the way.

Where do you live?
Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Tell us a little about an interesting landmark in your country.
The Great Lakes. There’s 5 all together: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Ontario amd Erie. They are the largest freshwater bodies in the world.

What’s the most well known city in your country and why?
New York City. I think that’s pretty self explanatory on why it’s well known. 😉

Name two famous people who’ve been sighted in your corner of the world.
Ernest Hemingway and Al Capone liked to vacation in Upper Michigan.

What’s your favorite thing to do?
Aside from writing? 😉 I enjoy making jewelry and knitting.

What are you giving away on your blog?
Bookmarks and ebook copies of my novels Being Human and Snapshots

Who is the author you are highlighting on your blog?
Marita Fowler

Where can readers connect with you?
Twitter – @patricialynne
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/patricialynne07
Website – www.patricialynne.com

To enter to win an autographed copy of my novel, ON A WING AND A DARE, comment below. To enter to win a KINDLE FIRE, go to Rafflecopter.

1. Courtney Vail
2. J. L. Campbell
3. Jessica Chambers
4. Angela Fristoe
5. Linda Ulleseit
6. Jeanne Bannon
7. Jennifer Laurens
8. Sybil Nelson
9. Patricia Lynne
10. Suzanne van Rooyen
11. Clarissa Draper
12. Rebecka Vigus
13. Jordyn Meryl
14. Feather Stone

15. Marita Fowler