Blogoversary Day 10: One Year Ago!

YAY! *Cheers* We've reached the last day of my blogoversary party!! :) *BIG SMILES* It just so happens I've ended it on the day I started it! One Year ago I started Reading A Little Bit Of Everything! Wow, How far I've come! It's been such an amazing, eye opening, explosive, thrilling year! and I wouldn't change any minute of it if I could!

Happy Blogoversary to me! Happy Blogoversary to me! Happy Blogoversary to mee! Happy Blogoversary tooo meeee!! :D
Be prepared this will be a long post so get some sugar in your system and read on lol

There are so many people I want to thank for helping through my year of blogging. Of course my lovely followers for following my blog that are interested in my posts. Also to those who take the time out to comment on posts! I love comments!! Makes me feel like people actually care what I do on my blog and like it!! THANK YOU!!!

First to the authors who have taken part through my 10 day blogoversary party! I organised it on such short notice and all authors helped me so much by taken part! THANK YOU! I really appreciate it! A massive thanks to Jana Oliver, C.A Kunz, Jennifer Laurens, Samantha Young and Alecia Stone! I'm so thankful!

To all the authors I have had on my blog in the past year doing interviews, guest posts, character interviews/profiles and participating in giveaways and all that! A MASSIVE TY! I wouldn't have been able to blog really without so many nice authors taking the time out and being on my blog!

I also turned 18 this year! :) So now I was officially an adult I started a book blog for my more . . . adult side . . . The name gives it away! Shhhh!! A Redheads Guilty Reads <-----Click!!

There have been so many high and low times on my blog! To name but a few one was when I changed the URL link of my blog and lost all my 400 followers which I'd gained in my first 3 months of blogging and had to start it again. . . :O Although at the time I was very annoyed with myself for doing I suppose it was good thing as alot of people who had followed it starting following this one! So THANK YOU A BUNCH! Give yourself a big hug from me! :) A very very high point though has to be when I interviewed Paige Toon and Jana Oliver! I mean to me in the book world there like Justin Bieber to a Belieber in the music world! I love there writing and with every novel there novels get better and better I couldn't believe when I had them on my blog! :) It was just an amazing feeling!! Plus Jane Green! I mean Jane Green an author whose novels I love so much!

All the author interviews I've done are in a tab at the top or you can simply click on this link to have a look! http://readinglittlebitofeverything.blogspot.com/p/author-interviews.html

Also I've reviewed some pretty amazing books in the last year too!
  • A Season of Eden, Heavenly and Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens
  • Evercrossed by Elizabeth Chandler
  • Baby Be Mine by Paige Toon
  • Forsaken, Forbidden and Forgiven by Jana Oliver
  • Sherry & Narcotics by Nina Marie Gardner
  • In Leah's Wake by Terri Long
  • Pretty Twisted by Gina Blaxill
  • To Marry A Prince by Sophie Page
  • Betrayal by Mayandree Michel
All links to reviews are in the tab titles Book Reviews or you can click on this link: http://readinglittlebitofeverything.blogspot.com/p/book-reviews_08.html

For the last 10 days I have been having a Blogoversary Party celebrating my one year! :)
All the schedule is in the tab titled Blogoversary and it will only be available till sometime this week after that I'll be deleting it and moving every post link into the their other tab! :) Like My review of Forgiven will go in the Book Reviews tab . . . you get the picture right?? lol Below is a link to the Blogoversary tab: http://readinglittlebitofeverything.blogspot.com/p/blogoversary.html

I have also some neat giveaways going atm in aid of the blogoversary!

There's the main giveaway which the form for the raffle copter is in the tab here: http://readinglittlebitofeverything.blogspot.com/p/blogoversary.html

Also I have a *signed* copy of Restricted by Jennifer Kinsel up for grabs here: http://readinglittlebitofeverything.blogspot.com/2012/02/blogoversary-contest-d-signed-book-up.html

Alecia Stone who did a guest post for my blogoversary has also offered a *signed* copy of her book to one lucky person as well here: http://readinglittlebitofeverything.blogspot.com/2012/02/blogoversary-day-7-giveaway-guest-post.html

Good-luck in all giveaways if you enter!! :)

Also today there is loads of other signed swag added to my main giveaway! :) So you really should enter! I There's like to much to tell you that has been added soo . . . I'll try and get the pic later for you. :) It's WORLDWIDE btw! :)

I didn't quite reach my goal of 500 followers but I'm darn lucky to have as many as I do! THANK YOU!

If there's any authors reading this and want to do something on my blog email me here: kerryannmcdade93@yahoo.co.uk or you click the Contact me tab . . . I really have a tab for everything don't I? lol

I also have my Get to know your blogger event which is every Saturday! Again click the tab lol titled Get to know your blogger my email address is in the tab!

So . . . is this the end of the post? I guess it is! So who's gona stay with me for another fun filled year???

For the next year of blogging which starts tomorrow!! So soon? Really?? Don't I get to go off to some sunny place with my fictional boyfriends for a week? No? Darn! I guess Patch, Beck, Matthias, Ryan, Taylor, and Prince Richard will have to wait . . . :'(

I want to make this next year even better! So any opinions or ideas you have for my blog please share!! You can leave a comment or email me! If you want to see something on my blog tell me! ANYTHING will be gratefully welcomed! Unless of course you tell me any of my fictional boyfriends are yours which their not! Have you realised most of them prefer redheads? YAY! :) Anyways before I get side tracked!

I'm organising my very first blog tour! OH YEAH OH YEAH OH YEEAAHHHH!! I'll get all info for it soon! BUT! If you want to maybe take part email me before Tuesday or Wednesday and maybe we can sort something out! The books about Zombies!! :)

I also have totes awesome stuff planned which is all secret SORRY! until I get confirmation for it! So look out!! :) Some amazing authors may be . .  dropping . . . by!!! :) Shhhh!!!

What's been your highlight on my blog this year? Anything you want to see on my blog? Have you enjoyed the blogoversary party? Any book recommendations? Anything at all you wanna share?

THANK YOU!!

Blogoversary Day 9: Character Interview: Beck from The Demon Trappers by Jana Oliver

Ahhh!!! Thia ia the moment I've been waiting for . . .  and today is finally the day! Interview with my Denver Beck from The Demon Trappers by Jana Oliver!!!!

Hello Denver Beck, Can I call you Beck? Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule get comfortable How are you?
I've been better. Life is a bit crazy right now. And yeah, ya can call me Beck. Better'n some names I've heard.

Straight to the point, you have your arguments but there's strong feelings there. Are you and Riley ever going to get together? Cause you shouldn't limit yourself to one redhead who asks questions!
::guy grin:: Justine does a lot more than ask a few questions. ::sobers:: I do care a lot for Riley and if things were different, yeah it might work out with us. But things aren't good with us right now, because of that damned Fallen angel and her bein' all jealous of Justine. I'm not too sure where we're headed now and that makes me real sad.

What's the best thing about being a demon trapper?
Gettin' to kick Hell's a**. It rocks.

What does the future hold for Beck?
(The author will take this question). If Denver Beck makes exactly right decisions at the right time his future will be more awesome that even he (or Riley) can imagine

Click on the tab above titled Blogoversary for all info on the 10 day schedule plus info on how to contact the authors involved and about my giveaway and contests. Rafflecopter now available for my main giveaway. Talisman OF EL giveaway is a different giveaway and the form for it is in Thursdays post!

What did you think of the interview? Isnt he like just awesome!? ;) Do you locve Beck and The Demon Trappers as much as I do?? Enjoying the Blogoversary??

Blogoversary Day 8: Character Profile: Ryan from C.A Kunz The Childe

Character Profile: Ryan
Full Name: Ryan Beckford
Species: Hmmm I plead the fifth on this one
Age: 16
Height: over 6ft
Eye Colour: Ice blue
Hair Colour: Dark brown
Characteristics: I have a birthmark on my knee and it's
perfectly round. I hang out with a group of people that most dont like and fear, but our families have been friends forever so I guess thats why I do it.
Likes: Football, math, and a tall red-headed girl whos on the swim team.
Dislikes: Cauliflower, harsh things that my group says to others, and feeling jealous.
Strengths: I would say that Im a great team player, Im good at sports and academics, and I have certain abilities (which Im just going to leave it at that)
Weaknesses: Sometimes I have a hard time saying things to others (especially a certain red-head), I can get jealous a little easily, but get over it fast, and I may or may not have an odd obsession with Twinkies.
Fears: That the secret I hold will be found out by others and that they will reject me.
Dreams: Im not quite sure about my future to be honest. Ill probably go to college on scholarship and see where that takes me. But one of my dreams right now would be to have a certain red-head accept me for what I am (once she finds out of course).
Background: My family has lived in Astoria since before I was born. I have never met any of my extended family who live in Europe (were actually not allowed to). All of our neighbours moved from Europe the same time my mom and dad did, and us kids are all friends. I keep my grades up for football and because I understand the importance of a good education, and Im also a math tutor to a beautiful red-head.

Incase yous are wondering the redhead he keeps talking about is me . . . . I'm like so suree of it! and ofcourse I accept him I mean wouldn't you?? ;)

Added to the main giveaway today is: A C.A Kunz The Childe postcard.
Click on the tab above titled Blogoversary for all info on the 10 day schedule plus info on how to contact the authors involved and about my giveaway and contests. Rafflecopter now available for my main giveaway it's in the tab plus there's info on other giveaways going on.

What did you think of the Character Profile? Isn't he dreamy?? :) Enjoying the blogoversary??

Blogoversary Day 7: Giveaway & Guest Post: Alecia Stone talks about her book Talisman Of El

Today for the blogoversary Alecia Stone has taken time out to tell us all about her book Talisman Of El, this is her first ever guest post and I know everyone will fall in love with her story as soon as you read below . . .

About Alecia: Being a fan of fantasy fiction, Alecia Stone's novel was inspired by her love for paranormal mysteries. She loves to write for it is a means of escaping her reality if only for a moment. Talisman Of El is her first book. She lives in the England, UK with her family.



Hi, everyone! My name is Alecia Stone, and I am a debut author from the UK. I'm here to talk about my young adult fantasy novel, Talisman Of El, and the inspiration behind the book.

Where The Strange Gets Stranger by Alecia Stone

When I first started writing Talisman Of El, I thought I was writing a simple story about a young boy who was trying to find his place in the world after the death of his parents. Almost four years and a few edits later, I realise the story has taken on a life of its own. What started as a story about acceptance evolved into a story about destiny and a race to save mankind from a fate far worse than death.
Many factors influenced Talisman Of El and, believe it or not, most of those factors were based on real life stories. I'm from the Caribbean, and if you didn't know, strange things happen in hot places. Maybe it's the weather. I don't know. Anyway, growing up, my mother told me so many ghostly and supernatural stories about her childhood that one would think could only happen in a fantasy world. Like, for instance, seeing a creature in a river that had the top half of a woman and the bottom half of a fish. Yes, I'm talking about a mermaid here, people. That's only the beginning. So, now you know where my imagination stems from.
Going back to the very first moment in the development stage of Talisman Of El, the story began with a single character, Charlie Blake. The only thing I had was Charlie and his background story. Slowly, as the story progressed and new characters were introduced, I started to see the broader picture. But, it wasn't until I finished the first draft that I realised the story was wasn't what I wanted it to be.

So, I scrapped the first version and started anew. During the research stage, I came across an article about a Colonel Percy Fawcett, a British artillery officer, archaeologist and South American explorer who, along with his eldest son, disappeared in 1925 during an expedition to find "Z" - what he believed to be an ancient lost city in the uncharted jungles of Brazil. This lead to further research into people who had disappeared under unknown or unusual circumstances. Now, I've always had a fascination with the supernatural world, so I had fun exploring the depths of my mind to find answers as to why and where these people could have disappeared to, and voila! I had one planet and two worlds. Thus began the creation of the mystical world known as Arcadia.

So, with that in mind, I started on the second version of Talisman Of El and didn't stop until I reached the end. When I read it over, I couldn't believe what I had written. It was exactly what I was looking for - a story filled with mythology, adventure, and magic.
What I learned from writing this book is that you can get an idea for a story from almost anywhere, but the joy comes from writing about topics you're passionate about. Inspiration is all around us. Just don't go fishing for mermaids.



WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE?

One Planet.
Two Worlds.
Population: Human ... 7 billion.

Others ... unknown.

 When 14-year-old Char­lie Blake wakes up sweat­ing and gasp­ing for air in the mid­dle of the night, he knows it is hap­pen­ing again. This time he wit­nesses a bru­tal mur­der. He's afraid to tell any­one. No one would believe him ... because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago - the day before his dad died.

Char­lie doesn't know why this is hap­pen­ing. He would give any­thing to have an ordi­nary life. The prob­lem: he doesn't belong in the world he knows as home.


He belongs with the others.

Pre-Order Talisman Of El on:

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Book Depository: http://bit.ly/uX2cNZ
iBookstore: http://bit.ly/y3f356


Where's Alecia??

Talisman Of El website: http://www.talismanofel.com
Goodreads Page: (Alecia_Stone)
Facebook Page: (Click Here)
Twitter: @Alecia_Stone

Alecia has kindly offered One *Signed* hard backed Talisman OF EL ARC to one lucky person!!
  • This giveaway is sponsored by the author.
  • It is open to UK residents only!
Click on the tab above titled Blogoversary for all info on the 10 day schedule plus info on how to contact the authors involved and about my giveaway and contests. Rafflecopter now available for my main giveaway. Talisman OF EL giveaway is a different giveaway and the form for it is below!

What did you think of the Guest Post? What do you think of Talisman OF EL? Enjoying the Blogoversary?



Blogoversary Day 6: Character Interview: Riley from Jana Olivers The Demon Trappers.

Today I am so happy!! :) I have an interview with RILEY ANORA BLACKTHORNE!!!!

Question I have to ask! I know you want to follow in your father's footsteps but why do you like being a demon trapper so much?
Well, to be honest right now I'm not finding the job that much fun. I like the challenge of demon trapping, but it's a lot harder than I thought. Still, I keep Hell from taking over and ruining peoples' lives so that's all good.

You've faced some pretty hard obstacles in your life, what's been the hardest?Losing Dad and Mom was the worst. They always had my back, even if I screwed up. The rest of it is pretty ugly, but without them here it's way harder.

You don't really see what others see. Beck likes you!! (Trust me! I'm not like Justine.) Will you ever admit that to yourself? Cause I'm sure there's other girls who would have him. :)I think he likes me, sure, but his "my way or the highway" thing is really hard to handle. I'd like him a lot better if he wasn't in my face all the time, you know? I know some of that is because I'm in his face, but sometimes I just can't help it. And Justine? Let's just no go there, okay?

~ Is there anything specific you want to say to the readers?Wow, you guys are really nice to care about my screwed up life. Here's hoping it gets better soon.

Added to the giveaway today is: A Demon Trappers Sticker!! :)

Click on the tab above titled Blogoversary for all info on the 10 day schedule plus info on how to contact the authors involved and about the giveaway and contests. Rafflecopter now available for main giveaway.

What did you think of the Interview?? Have you read any books in The Demon Trappers Series??

Blogoversary Day 5: Character Profile: Cat from The Childe by C.A Kunz

Character Profile: Cat
Full Name: Catherine Colvin
Species: Human, what a crazy question.
Age: 15
Height: Taller than most girls and a good number of guys too
Eye Colour: One brown and one blue eye, but I don’t like anyone to know so I wear a blue coloured contact
Hair Colour: Fiery red
Characteristics: I’m outgoing, I love to swim, I didn’t have any enemies until I started public school and I really don’t know why they hate me.
Likes: Robert Craven’s books and the movies based on them, hanging out with my friends, hanging out with my stray feline friend Jewels, and studying with a tall, dark-haired, blue-eyed guy.
Dislikes: Mean people are definitely at the top of my list, tomatoes, and fungus, I mean mushrooms
Strengths: I consider myself to be a loyal friend and a good listener, and will always stick up for the underdogs.
Weaknesses: Chocolate, I could eat it 24/7
Fears: That I might be going crazy with all the weird stuff that has been happening to me during this past year. This fear has kind of subsided now though once I found out I had a blood disease which I have to take disgustingly humongous pills for every day.
Dreams: I want to go to college to, but not quite sure what I want to major in. I might become a teacher, kind of lame I know, but after having Mr. Creepy Crawley for algebra this year, I want to be a positive and uplifting person in kids’ lives. Plus my Dad is a teacher so maybe the teaching gene runs in the family.
Background: I was born in Astoria and I live with my parents and brother in an old two-story Victorian house. I call the attic my home and I absolutely love to sit out on the widow’s walk that surrounds the top of the house. Up until this past year, I attended a private school in the next town over, but thankfully I was able to convince my parents to let me attend the local high school Astoria High. I have four best friends, Amanda, Elle, Julie, and Matt. My uncle is a priest in a Parrish in the next town over. My life has been pretty boring up until I started public school and weird things began to happen. I feel like I’m being watched a lot. I fainted at my birthday party and one of my awesome teachers took me to a village that doesn’t seem to exist on any map. Yep it’s been a crazy time recently.

Added to the giveaway today is: A The Childe bookmark and A The Childe badge!! :)

Click on the tab above titled Blogoversary for all info on the 10 day schedule plus info on how to contact the authors involved and about the giveaway and contests. Rafflecopter now available for main giveaway.

What do you think of the profile?? Have you read The Childe? What you think of it? Reviewed? it? Comment with a link to it! :)

Blogoversary Day 4: Review of Forgiven by Jana Oliver

I recieved a paperback copy from the publisher for review.

When you talk about your favourite book you could talk for countless hours about it. But when I talk about The Demon Trappers people look at me worriedly! (in a good way of course) because you could say I'm a little bit attached (obsessed) with The Demon Trappers Series.

It is perfectly normal to date a fictional character don't worry Beck agrees with me (as he has no choice and ISN'T REAL) and as much I love Riley she just . . . isn't going there with my Backwoods boy! Got it? :) (Keep me happy eh?) 

The start of my review is sounding like a crazed obsessed girl overly attached to a book and that's not me (so me) honestly I am not attached even ask my sister cause I woke her up in the early hours of the morning and accidentally flung the book in the air getting excited about it and she told me to tell her near the whole story (I didn't shut up and forced her to listen) and she said my eyes were practically glowing. (Good thing right?)





She doesn't know I woke her up as I told her she was dreaming but you'll keep that a secret right?? My sister was so interested in them I was like YAY! I recruited a member to read The Demon Trappers although when she asked if she could read my copy of Forsaken . . . well . . . in return she got a look that said "touch my Demon Trapper books and your life depends on it" type of look. (see told you I'm not obsessed)

Jana Oliver is an amazing talented author who writes extraordinary stories capturing the minds of her readers making them beg for more.!

I have been waiting months till Forgiven was released and am so thrilled to have read it. It was amazing, simply magnificent. The way the author starts and stops her novels at exactly the same point makes the story more enjoyable for me to read as I know I'm not missing out on anything.

Forgiven starts at an amazing point and I think it has been the best yet in the series it was so much more adaptable and I felt there was more of an emotional pull in Forgiven.

I don't want to give away any spoilers but you will not be disappointed! I waited till the third book in the series to get what I wanted something which Jana knows I'm a little teeny tiny bit over excited about but the wait was well worth it! The scene was magically perfect. . . aww . . . :)

In forgiven Riley has changed quite abit I think! She's matured and has had to cope with many difficult choices but we see a grown up side to her which knows she is taking responsibility for her actions. Riley is an amazing character by far the best female character I have ever read about, she's awesome! :)

Beck . . . Beck . . . Beck . . . MY BECK!! :) Okey Dokey? M Y B E C K!!!! Now that's cleared up. :) Beck is even more perfect in Forgiven, he's still hot, and flirty, just amazingly mine. :) I'll agree Jana can't write me in The Demon Trappers to be with Beck :( so I'll allow if it happens for Riley to be with him . . . I won't have a problem! Honest!

Back to Beck, In Forgiven we even see a more mature side to him he's more open about himself and his feelings and we see him letting Riley in more which was so enjoying to read!

STEWART!!! :) YAY! There was more of him which was awesome I love him! He's such a good character, makes me smile when reading about him and he's so good with Riley.

Peter, Mort, and Ayden are more characters which I enjoy reading about as they bring a whole feeling to the series.
Jana Oliver truly deserves an award! She has wrote the best series in the world! Yes I said it and I mean it! Best series in the WORLD!!! Someone please give this author an award for her writing she is super amazing!!!!

The Demon Trappers Series is spectacular! :) There are so many more things I want to say! So I'm going to! But it you don't want to know then DO NOT highlight below.!!


RILEY AND BECK FINALLY KISS! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! MY LIFE IS COMPLETE!!!!! :D THEY KISSED!! IM GONA CRY WITH HAPPINESS!
The forth book in the series will be released in August . . . August . . . I'll so be able to cope right??? :O NO BECK till August!!

Sorry if this review is a little jumbled but . . . it's a demon trapper thing you'd have to read them to understand!! :D

I really don't think I want Jana to read this as she might think I'm a teensy bit mad . . . :~/

Added to the main Giveaway today is: A Demon Trappers Iron on patch. :)

Click on the tab above titled Blogoversary for all info on the 10 day schedule plus info on how to contact the authors involved and about the giveaway and contests. Rafflecopter now available for main giveaway.

What do you think of the review? (Not crazy right??) Have you read The Demon Trapper novels? What do you think about them? Read Forgiven??



Blogoversary Day 3: Guest Post/Flash Fiction and Giveaway: Samantha Youngs Favourite Mythical Creature

What is your favourite supernatural/mythical creature?
Samantha Young tells us hers in Flash Fiction below. . .

The world is shrouded by a sky of black velvet draped across the body of the eart in hopes of easing it into slumber. Stars twinkle sporadically acting as gentle nightlights.

A breeze restles the leaves of the trees and the blades of grass; green turned black in the dead of night.

But there . . .

Over there . . .

. . . do you see those trees silhouetted by the streaming light of the moon? That darn moon. Its ethereal cast calls to some but not to others. Its pull is strong in them.

What's this? A shadow moving between the trees. A flash of colour moving between the shades of light and dark.

A growl?

A warning?

A large paw slides into sight. Huge paw. Claws as long as the nails in my father's toolkit. Eyes glint silver in the dark.

A second paw joins the other.

Movment, animalistic, regal, raw . . . terrifying . . . a muzzle dips in greeting. Copper fur shivers.

What are you doing here?

You shouldn't be here.

He bathes in the light of the moon like an actor bowing in the spotlight. He knows he is spellbinding.

Hours must pass. Eyes telling stories.

The moon begins to drop from it's crest.

Silver eyes widen.

Pop. Crack. Whine. Growl. Roar.

Claws dig the dirt. A spine ripples. Vocal chords break on a scream of agony. Tears streak tan cheeks. Sweat glistens on the shuddering skin wrapped around familiar yet unfamiliar bones.

Black velvet peels back. Day streams in.

He looks up. Chin thrust out. Eyes blazing. Challenging.

Now you know.

There is nothing quite so amazing to me as the legend of the werewolf. I love the idea of a person being able to shed not only social strictures but all the complications and worries of everyday life to pull on fur and run rampant in the wolf world. The idea of being extraordinary appeals to me (thats's why I write paranormal books!) but there's something majestically primitive about the wolf that adds to appeal to the whole idea of being super strong and capable of defending yourself. Perhaps my love stems from the romanticism/horror of the moon curse or the fact that I loved writing action sequences from the point of view of a wolf in The Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Either way . . . I think the werewolf is the collest supernatural kid in school.Some of my favourite books are about werewolves/shifters. To name but a few: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer, Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause, Destiny Binds by Tammy Blackwell, Stray by Rachel Vincent and 13 to Life by Shannon Delaney.

Click on the tab above titled Blogoversary for all info on the 10 day schedule plus info on how to contact the authors involved and about the giveaway and contests. Rafflecopter now available for main giveaway.

Added to the main giveaway today is  . . .  A *signed* Samantha Young Smokless Fire large bookmark!! :) To enter click on the Blogoversary tab above!!

Mini Contest:

I have another *signed* Samantha Young Smokless Fire Large Bookmark up for grabs. To enter you must be a GFC follower of Reading A Little Bit Of Everything and leave a comment below with your email address. YAY! Goodluck! :)

What did you think of the flash fiction post? What's your favourite supernatural/mythical creature? Enjoying the Blogoversary Party?

Blogoversary Party Day 2: Character Profile & Giveaway info: Matthias from Jennifer Laurens Heavenly Books.

Character Profile: Matthias
Full Name: Matthias Albert Mickelson
Species: Angel
Age: 23
Height: 6'1
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Sandy Blond
Likes: Milk, Music, Magic Tricks, Travelling, Dancing, Fancy Cars, Saving Souls, Changing Lives and  Romance.
Dislikes: Evil, Dishonesty, Politics.
Strengths: Matthias is committed to doing what's right. He's funny, persuasive, sensitive and not ashamed of being soft-hearted.
Weaknesses: Zoe
Fears: Not doing enough for the ones he loves. He's afraid the ones he loves won't have the faith they need to be strong.
Dreams: Matthias' perspective as an angel gives him the dream of peace on earth - and not in a cliche way - he really wishes it could be that way because he comes from the life hereafter where there IS peace and he sees the affect that has on souls.
Background: In life, he helped his father run a speakeasy in the basement of a church. He liked the ladies, expensive cars and money. He wanted to be rich. Unfortunately, the crowd he ran with turned on him, murdering him to pay off a deal gone bad.

Click on the tab above titled Blogoversary for all info on the 10 day schedule plus info on how to contact the authors involved and about the giveaway and contests.

Added to the main Giveaway is * dun dun dun* A paperback copy of Heavenly which sees your introduction to Matthias. :) Exciting ain't it? Check out the tab above for more info on the main giveaway.

Interview with Jennifer Laurens:(Click Here)
Review of Heavenly: (Click Here)

What do you think of Matthias? Interested in Jennifer Laurens book Heavenly? (It's amazing) Enjoying the Blogoversary Party?

One Year Blogoversary Party KICK OFF!!


*Screams* It's starting!! :) YAY! Who's excited?? Thank you to everyone who will be following me with this through the 10 days I have some awesome stuff for you guys!! :) Soo wanna know what it is??

Below is the full 10 day schedule and links to the authors websites and social networking sites participating. :) A huge thank you to all of them for taking the time out. But the thank yous will come at the end. So moving on lol. I know why yous are here.

More info on the giveaway is coming soon. (I'm still raiding my swag box and book shelf)

Don't forget through the entire 10 days the wee Blogoversary tab at the top of the screen will be available with links to all the posts.

Also it would be awesome if I could reach 500 followers .  . . Wanna help me?? All you would needa do is RT one of my tweets involved with the party or share a FB post it's that easy BUT you don't need to do this but it would be massively appreciated. :) THANKS!!

Now the schedule * dun dun dun* REVEALED!!

Friday 17: Kick off blogoversary party!! THIS POST!!
Saturday 18: Character Profile: Matthias from Jennifer Laurens Heavenly books.
Sunday 19: Guest Post/Flash Fiction: Samantha Young's favourite Mythical Creature.
Monday 20: Review of Forgiven The Demon Trappers by Jana Oliver.
Tuesday 21: Character Profile Cat from C.A Kunz The Childe Books.
Wednesday 22: Character Interview: Riley from Jana Olivers The Demon Trappers Series.
Thursday 23: Guest Post: Alecia Stone talks about her book Talisman Of El and her inspirations behind it.
Friday 24: Character Profile: Ryan from C.A Kunz The Childe Series.
Saturday 25: Character Interview: Beck from Jana Oliver's The Demon Trappers Series.
Sunday 26: A Chance to look over the past year of Reading A Little Bit Of Everything and changes for the future, A chance to thank certain people and Winners of Giveaways and Contests announced.

Below are links to the authors participating.

Jana Oliver:
Facebook: (Click Here)
Goodreads: (Click Here)

Alecia Stone:
Twitter: @Alecia_Stone
Facebook: (Click Here)
Goodreads: (Click Here)

Jennifer Laurens:
Facebook: (Click Here)
Goodreads: (Click Here)

C.A Kunz:
Twitter: @authorcakunz
Facebook: (Click Here)
Goodreads: (Click Here)

Samantha Young:
Twitter: @SYoungSFAuthor
Facebook: (Click Here)
Goodreads: (Click Here)

THANK YOU AMAZING AUTHORS!! :~D

I'm so excited!! Are you excited?? Anyone looking forward to the posts?? :)

I've been Tagged - Your it!

Yesterday Rea from Rea's Reading and Reviews tagged me! This is the first time it's ever happened to me and I think it's sounds quite fun so I'm gona do it.
Rules
  • You must post the rules.
  • Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
  • Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
  • Let them know you’ve tagged them!
Below are the questions Rea asked me. :)

My Questions:

1. Who is your favourite fairy tale character and why?
Beast from Beauty and the Beast because he doesn't think anyone could ever love him because of the way he looks bu Belle shows him he is just as beatiful as she is as beauty comes from the inside.

2. Do you watch a lot of TV?
Hmm . . . I do watch sertain programmes all the time but I don't sit in front of it like 24/7 but I do record alot of programmes to watch at night.

3. Sweet or savoury?
Sweet defo!!

4. What’s your life-long dream?
To write a book and get it published, the thought of seeing my name attached to my work which people can read just makes me so happy. But opening a small book shop is also in there so close . . . 

5. Who is your book crush?
This is easy!! Beck from The Demon Trappers by Jana Oliver.

6. Love at first sight or a slow burning romance?
Love at first sight.

7. Vampires or werewolves?
Hello?? VAMPIRES!!

8. If you had to learn another language, which would you choose? (Hey, I’m a language buff ;))
I really want to learn Spanish or French . . . I failed French in High School though so . . . :~/

9. For valentine’s: roses (as in the flowers), chocolates or a teddy bear?
Flowers will die . . .  and chocolate goes out of date . .  So a teddy bear so the memory of that special someone will always be remembered. :)

10. Lucky you, you found a genie in a lamp! What would your three wishes be? (All the normal limitations apply.)
Ohh Yeah! Awesome! Wish one to get whisked of to Turkey in time for my best friends wedding. :) Wish two, To open a small book shop for people to enjoy the world of reading. :) Wish 3 To meet Jana Oliver, C.A Kunz and Jennifer Laurens!

11. If you could make one book required reading for everyone, which book would it be?
Forsaken!! Forsaken!! Forsaken!!! FORSAKEN!!! :) The first book in The Demon Trappers Series cause if you'd read it you would have to read the others. But just as long as people know and understand Beck is mine!! :)
I quite enjoyed that :) Now I have to tag 11 bloggers so below are my questions and who I tagged!! :)
Questions: 
1, Who's your favourite Fictional Hottie? 
2, What is your favourite book that has made quite an impact on you?
3, What are your top 3 dreams or aspirations?
4, How long have you been blogging for?
5, What's your favourite colour?
6, Who's your favourite Author?
7, Favourite social networking site? 
8, If you could meet one author who would it be? 
9, Favourite mythical creature? 
10, Morning Bird or Night Owl?
11, What time it where you are?  
The 10 blogs below were picked at random through the blos which I follow. :) It's up to you whether you take part, apologies if you feel it's spam. I could only pick 10 as my net kept freezing.
2 , A Bookalicious Story
3, Komz Reviews
4, Princess Bookie
5, YA Bound
6, We Fancy Books
7, Stuck In Books
8, One day at YA
9, A Literary Odyssey
10, Amused by Books

THANKS :) If you participate link your post in the comments section so everyone can see. :)

One Year Blogoversary Surprises and Hints!

Heeelllloooo!!!! Amazing people! :) How are yous?
On Friday 17th February I will be kicking of my amazing 10 day out of this world blogoversary event!! Oh YEAH!!!! It will end on Sunday the 26 which is the exact date I started blogging 1 year ago!! :) You will not want to miss which authors are taking part as I have something amazing planned!!

All will be revealed Friday so don't forget to look out for the post introducing what will be happening and info on a BIG MASSIVE giveaway (biggest yet) OPEN WORLDWIDE!!!! (and a few little contests with selected posts)

The tab at the top titled Blogoversary will be available through the whole 10 days and the schedule goes live this Friday so you don't want to miss it!

The image below might give you a hint of what's to come . . . Any guesses?

What if you couldn't read??

It's a question which I want to see how many people answer and how they answer it. Quite frankly I don't know how I'd feel if I couldn't read. If I couldn't then I'd probably not be interested in books and not know how many amazing authors are truly out there.

I watched this film today called The Reading Room and that's when I thought to my myself What if I couldn't read? I mean would I even want to learn? There's no possible way to know or ever find out simply because I can read.

The Reading Room Poster

Making good on a promise he made to his dying wife, a widower opens a reading room, a place where people can learn to read. Despite his goodwill, problems in the neighbourhood threaten his establishment.

But there are so many out there who can't and it got me thinking of how many people are missing out on amazing stories that can make your life that little bit easier.

To me when I read a book there's a quote that I always think about," We read to know we are not alone." ~ C.S Lewis. I believe in what that author said because it's true. There are so many books out there that when I read them I feel like I'm the happiest girl on the planet and that's because I get to read a book by an amazing author who took the time out to do what they love doing. Each time I read and when I put the book down things don't always seem that gloomy.

The Reading Room has inspired me so much in so many ways and I think if you can then you should definitely take time out and watch it, as it's truly a remarkable story.

What if you couldn't read? Why is reading in important to you? Have you ever seen The Reading Room?

Glory Blog Tour Stop: Book Excerpt








I glanced around the car at my strange travelling companions. In their infinite wisdom the Caretakers of creation had assigned an angel, a vampire, and a witch to be my bodyguards. And they weren’t wise, mature examples of those three life forms either. No, they were rebellious, confused, questioning, and filled with the angst of youth.

What were the Caretakers thinking when they came up with this brilliant idea? Had they gotten loopy on sacramental wine and decided it would be grand entertainment to throw together an unlikely group of heroes comprised of the unborn, the undead, the unearthly, and me, the unwilling? Did they decide to use teenagers because it was the adults who had gotten humanity into this huge mess in the first place? Was the continuation of all our respective species really resting on our youthful shoulders? Did the Caretakers think this plan through?

We were all in a whole lot of trouble.











Get to know your Blogger! Komal from Komz Reviews.



Get to know your blogger is a weekly event which I decided to start again on my blog. It gives everyone the chance to get to know more about a blogger and see their likes and dislikes. If you a book blogger and would like to participate please email me at kerryannmcdade93@yahoo.co.uk

This week particpating is Komal from Koms reviews.

Full Name: Komal Mansoor
Blog URL: http://komzreviews.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @thereviewgirl
Facebook: (Click Here)

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I am a quintessential Lahori (Pakistani) Girl, married to an Indian, living in UK for some years now. I have a penchant for travelling, reading, writing (not in that order!) and singing (by that, I mean, bathroom singing!). I am a couch potato and a big foodie! I love cats but don’t own one presently. Want to hear more? LOL!

Can you tell us a bit about your blog?
Okay, my blog reflects my style of writing through my honest reviews on books, movies, music, travel, celebs etc. I love to interview authors and do some exciting fun giveaways for my readers. You will also find some great articles on different aspects of writing and publishing, contributed by published authors. Besides, I do some blogging tips off and on, random polls, discussion topics, special posts and whatever creative comes into my mind. Right now, I have valentine day special giveaways and reviews lined up, so keep visiting my blog. The blog basically celebrates the interaction between authors and readers.

Why did you start blogging?
Because I am a chatterbox with an opinion on almost everything that goes through my radar and compels me to write a review. What better than a blog where you find like-minded community of readers who love to read and comment on your views and recommendations! I am so grateful to my enthusiastic readers who take out time to comment regularly on my blog posts. They are the reason that keeps me motivated to write more quality posts.

Right now, I am close to 500 followers and I am so excited! Fingers crossed! ( To appreciate my readers, I am planning lots of giveaways on my blog, please visit my current Valentine’s Day Special Giveaway by (Clicking Here) I am also preparing Valentines Special reviews of books and movies, so keep reading my blog!

Can you sum up your blogging experience so far in 5 words?
Five words are too many! :P Just kidding! Those would be:
Exhilarating, fun, creative, interactive, time-consuming

What was your favourite book as a child and why?
It has to be “Animal Farm” by George Orwell. It has so many animals and what kid does not love a book that has “animal” and “farm” in it and the characters are just so interesting even on the superficial level. When I was a kid, I enjoyed it for its apparent value though when I grew up and read it again, I loved its underlying meaning. It is still one of my favourite books because of its brilliant portrayal of politics in the form of a satire. An ultimate classic!

Do you judge a book by it's cover?
I do not judge a book “solely” by its cover. That being said, cover is the first thing that catches my fancy, followed by plot and then the content inside. What matters most is the quality of the written word but good packaging comes as a bonus. That is why, when I review a book, I also analyse the cover.

Is there an author whose books you would recommend that have made an impact on you?
I don’t know how many people enjoy classic literature these days, but I have always loved reading William Wordsworth’s books. He is one of the most influential poet of the Romantic Age of English Literature. His thoughts on Nature, love, life, spirituality have influenced me greatly and shaped many of my life-long concepts. I would recommend his book, “Lyrical ballads, with a few other poems (1798)” which includes my favourite, (Click Here) "Tintern Abbey (poem)" Lines Composed A Few Miles above Tintern Abbey ".

What are your favourite 3 books of 2011?
Tough question! There are so many, it is difficult to pick just three. Among contemporary fiction, “A Tiny Bit Marvellous” by Dawn French HYPERLINK  (my review here) . There was a great romantic comedy with mystery elements I read, by a debut Indie author called “Treasure Me (read my review here). Then there is a travel narrative which I loved to bits (also by a debut Indie author). It is a book on Italy called “Chique Secrets of Dolce Vita” which of course I also reviewed on my blog, here.


If you could have any book made into a movie what would it be?
Okay, this may sound crazy but I would love to see the characters of “A Tiny Bit Marvellous” made into an animated movie! It would be a challenge for directors how they portray teenage rebel Dora and gay Oscar with 3D graphics. I know, crazy but that’s my answer! LOL!


Flash Questions!
Favourite:

Colour: Pink
Ice-Cream Flavour: Chocolate
Classic or Fairytale book: Classic: Macbeth by Shakespeare

Thanks Kerry for having me on your blog, had so much fun answering the questions!

A Big thank you to Komal for taking the time out and answering some questions. :) THANK YOU!!

What did yous think of the interview? Do yous like my Get to know your blogger event?

Review: To Marry a Prince by Sophie Page

Author: Sophie is the pen name of author Jenny Haddon, who also writes under her own name and as Sophie Weston. She lives in London.
If you are curious about me, there is a brief biography at www.jennyhaddon.com, where you will also find a couple of short stories.
TO MARRY A PRINCE

To Marry a Prince is an amazing, stunning, beautiful novel with ordinary girl who marries her Prince! Prince Richard of England!!

Bella Greenwood is a loving, wonderful strong female character who made me laugh and smile through reading the whole entire book.

Richard I adored and not just cause he's the main character but he's so genuine. I loved reading about him. He was such a fantastic character.

Bella and Richard meet at such an awkward and embarrassing moment for her. As she's on the ground surrounded by Ivy and plant pots. But the hero that is Richard sweeps in with his dancing eyes and helps Bella recover from her untimely mistake.

Bella soon realises she's sitting in the near dark outside telling this man whom she just met all about her life. Even the bad bits! Though Richard is quickly impressed with her and enjoys talking with her.

All too soon Cinderella is whisked of home near the stroke of midnight in a taxi only to realise in the morning her shoes are quite safe but her mobile has been misplaced! Calling her number she hears the voice of the man she'll never forget!

Richard and Bella fall in love. Truly in love! With their fair share of scandals and highlights in the newspapers they don't really give a damn as long as they have each other. Their story is phenomenal and also quite obsessive. They take readers on a whirlwind romance or just an ordinary love with a girl falling in love with her prince.

I love the Royals! Like love them and reading about the royals in To Marry a Prince was fantastic! George is Richards brother and while Richard is the sensible brother. George is the total opposite from giving kisses at hen nights to going about London on a bike dressed as a gorilla the brothers are so different.

George is one of my favourite characters he's funny and intriguing and acts only sometimes the way he should. Immediately he likes Bella and thinks she's perfect for his brother as it gives Richard that little bit of freedom.

Princess Eleanor the brothers sister is so the party girl always up for a fun time and cases quite a scandal on Bella's hen night. I liked reading about her as she fit in so well with the characters.

Lottie is Bella's best friend and also chief bridesmaid which Lady Pansy is not to thrilled about. She's funny and a brilliant intriguing character to read about, through the book I thought their were a few men who she could have started a romance with but it never quite happened. Lottie was such an amazing character though and such a true honest best friend!!

I loved Bella's parents. Her biological parents Fin and Janet and her step-father Kevin. They were so enjoying to read about as it gave a good twist to the story.

All in All To Mary a Prince I thoroughly loved reading page after page! It was truly an amazing story one which I could never tire of. I will defo read it again as it is the perfect romance for all ages!

The Secret of the Keepers Blog Tour: Character Profile & Giveaway

Name: Rune




Species: Urisk
Age: unknown
Height: approximately 4 feet
Eyes: slate gray
Hair: black feathers
Skin Color: Dark gray

Characteristics: Rune is wiry in stature with arms that are disproportionally long. His ears point above his head, and his teeth are jagged and gray. Humans fear the Urisk because of their looks, but they are kind beings and would do anything for those they love.  
Likes: Rune likes to watch birds fly, especially falcons. His favorite food is any dark leafy vegetable, and he loves mushrooms. He enjoys playing the flute, weaving various melodies together to create and express. Rune speaks all languages fluently, including those of the animals, but he can only speak telepathically in the ancient language.  He has a great affinity for water, and he considers Red Sphagnum, a species of bog moss, a delicacy to eat.
Dislikes: As the Urisk are extremely loyal by nature, Rune cannot abide any measure of deceit. He hates manipulation and lying, and he has no patience with self-important people. He doesn’t like sweet flavors, and will only drink water. He cannot stand wearing shirts or shoes, and would rather go in the all-together as God intended. 
Strengths: Rune is a fierce warrior who comes from the clan of the original keepers of light. He will not lie, but he does not allow the truth to run freely either. He is extremely intelligent and fiercely loyal to Nora, and he knows more of the land’s history than Malachi.
Weaknesses: Rune doesn’t follow orders unless he feels they are either justified or necessary. He has a wicked temper, which he sometimes allows to control his actions. He often offends others and doesn’t really care.  He can be cynical at times, and the only law he follows is his own.
Fears: Rune’s only fear is that they will not succeed. While he is confident in his and Nora’s abilities, he views the Alfar as weak and is unsure of their abilities to defend.  
Dreams: Runes dream is to find the love of his life, Molly, and then help destroy the Dokkalfar so that they may go back to their homeland and live in peace.
Giveaway:
One lucky reader will win an Ebook of The Secret of the Keepers by Elizabeth Issacs.
To enter be a GFC follower and comment below
Please leave an email address so I can contact you if you win.
-Giveaway ends Feb 24th
-Giveaway is open to anyone 13+
-Giveaway is International
-Giveaway is sponsered by Elizabeth Issacs
Character Profile: Rune from The Secret of the Keepers by Elizabeth Issacs