Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Author Interview with Miranda Asebedo

Hello, my Bookish Peeps,

 Its a great day for a new blog and boy do I have one for you. This is my very first Author Interview Blog and I am so excited. First I want to say Thank you to Miranda Asebedo for suggesting we do this interview and thank you to Love, Writing, Life blog for providing these questions to bloggers. This first Interview introduces us as the reader, to one of my all favorite Authors Miranda Asebedo. Miranda is the author, of The Deepest Roots and A Constellation of Roses. A Constellation of Roses is set to Release in November of 2019. I will also be doing a review for "A Constellation of Roses in November so be sure to check back, But now is the time to read my very first amazing Author interview with the Talented Miranda. 

 So I am going to list each question and give you Miranda answers below. I hope these questions don't come off as boring because to me they sounded different and not typical repeat questions given to Authors. I tried to focus more on Miranda as an Author instead of the books. I sincerely hope you all enjoy this blog. I also hope more people will want more blogs like this, so let me know, please.




Questions:

1)What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk is?

  • 1. I would say my most interesting writing quirk is that I really need something to drink and music playing while I'm writing. I drink a lot of tea in the mornings, especially Earl Grey, but in the afternoon I almost always switch to Diet Pepsi. My caffeine intake is probably way too high! I also always have a playlist for whatever I'm working on, so having headphones is essential to me. Sometimes I spend embarrassing amounts of time just making a playlist for a WIP because I've convinced myself that it's a necessity.                                             

2)How do you deal with the emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?
  • 2. I am not ashamed to say that I've cried while writing before. And I'm not much of a crier in general. Writing can be really difficult if you have to put yourself in the headspace of a character who's going through a hard time, so I let myself grieve when I need to. After a particularly rough chapter, I might take a Netflix-break and binge watch something really light and humorous to get myself out of the dumps!

3)What is the most surprising thing you discovered while writing your book? 

  • 3. The most surprising thing I discovered while writing A Constellation of Roses is how much I love the word "just." When we got to edits, my editor suggested very gently that I search the manuscript for the word "just" and I discovered that I had used it over two hundred times. Yeah. That's how much I like it. I just do! (Get it?!)

4) Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special?

  • 4. I really love Auntie from A Constellation of Roses. She was a lot of fun to write because she's this old woman who really doesn't give a damn about what anyone else thinks, so she gives her unfiltered opinion about everything from cute guys to overcooked spaghetti. I would love to put her in another book! She still makes me laugh. 

5) What are you reading now?

  • 5. I just finished an ARC of Amanda's Sellet's debut, By the Book,  which is out from HMH in May 2020. It's about a girl who uses her fictional heroines like Elizabeth Bennett to navigate the new social scene she finds herself in when she gets transferred to a public high school. It's hilarious and poignant, and I know teen Miranda would have loved it!




6) What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?

  • 6. I really fell in love with Katniss from The Hunger Games. She was fierce and unapologetic and followed her gut, and I've always been inspired to write characters like that. I like characters who make mistakes and learn from them, get up when they've been knocked down, and who ultimately would do anything for those they love. Also, Hunger Games cemented my love for YA books.

7) Favorite quote (doesn’t matter the source)?

  • 7. "Shoot for the stars so you at least clear the trees." This is probably my personal motto and my advice for all aspiring authors.

8) Favorite book/story you have read?

  • 8. I don't have a favorite book per se, because that would be like picking a favorite child! Outside of YA, I read women's fiction, romance, and mysteries. Lately, I read Jojo Moyes The Peacock Emporium and really loved it!

 9) What famous author do you wish would be your mentor?

  • 9. I'm lucky in that I've gotten in contact with other more experienced authors who have given me great advice, both craft- and career-wise. But I'd love to pick the brains of the Bronte sisters if they were still alive! 

10) Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you?

  • 10. Most people don't know that I used to practice traditional archery, and I was a really good shot! I still have my bow, though I don't use it much anymore. 

11) If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

  • 11. Stubborn, curious, and ambitious!


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I really hope you enjoy this very first Interview, and below will be all of Miranda Information. I will also provide all of the information to purchase The Deepest Roots and A Constellation of Roses. By the way "A Constellation of Roses" has PREORDER PRIZES right now, so go check that out.  I also have a Review coming up November 2019 after the release of "A Constellation of Roses" for the book. Thank you So much to Miranda for giving me this Idea and being the Very First Author I ever Interview, I feel so blessed. 


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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Mid Year Book Freakout Tag 2019

Hello My fellow Book Lovers, and welcome back to a brand new book blog. This is normally a Tag found in the Booktube/Youtube world but I decided I could make a blog of it for you. I seriously hope you enjoy this blog and do your own Video or Book blog using this tag. The tag is the Mid year Freak out Tag for 2019. The Questions are listed below for use.
Questions: 1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2019. 2. Best sequel you've read so far in 2019. 3. New release you haven't read yet, but want to. 4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year. 5. Biggest disappointment. 6. Biggest surprise. 7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you) 8. Newest fictional crush. 9. Newest favorite character. 10. Book that made you cry. 11. Book that made you happy. 12. Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year (or received) 13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?


Questions and my Answers

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2019::

A1 This is so hard but I would say its Anna Priemaza Fan the fame, which is now avaible for purchase at all bookstores or check out at the local Library. It discusses Mental health and the fame of the Youtube world so deeply and clearly. Its a great book for understanding How fame can change a simple person world especially when it comes to Youtube. Also it discusses gamers and being nice instead of Fake. I love this world. I cant wait till I can reread this book.












2. Best sequel you've read so far in 2019.


A2:Hands down its always a brand new Veronica Speedwell Book by Deanna Raybourn. The 2019 sequel was Dangerous Collaboration that came out in March of 2019. It was the best read of the series. You learn so much about Veronica, Stoker and TempletonVane family in this one.














3. New release you haven't read yet, but want to.

A3: This one goes out to Miranda Asebedo A Constellation of Roses which I have an Arc of and need to read. This is Miranda Second release and I cant wait to get to it.












4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.


A4 The Beautiful By Renee Ahdieh Coming out Oct 2019. It Contains a Historical Vampire filled New Orleans in its pages and I cant wait for its release. I actually should say I cant wait to read it.











5. Biggest disappointment.


A5: I honestly dont have one, Ive been on a role of great books this year.


6. Biggest surprise.


A6: Olivia Hinebaugh and SwoonReads "TheBirds, The Bees, and you and me" which came out Feb 2019. Its amazing book about talks on Teen Sex education in real life and school. I really love this book and I will probably love it for a long time to come:














7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)


A7: Favorite New author; Samantha Hastings The Last word. A historical Fiction novel that came out in July from SwoonReads. I seriously cant wait to read this book. Its going to be a fave because I love Historical Fiction.












8. Newest fictional crush.


A8 goes to Katy Upperman, SwoonReads "How the Light gets In" which is now availble to buy. I absolutely love Tucker, I get all swoony over him.














9. Newest favorite character.


A9: I have so many new favorite characters but for this one I am going to chose Laura Taylor Namey "The Library of Lost things" Darcy Wells. She reminds me of me some what. I sincerely love what I have read of this character so far from the ARC. I want you all to check out this book in October2019













10. Book that made you cry.


A10: This one goes to katie McGarry "Only a Breath apart" which came out in January of 2019. All I have to say is Katie is queen of the feels and discussing real life. I recommend any books by katie especially if you want a good cry.












11. Book that made you happy.


A11: Ive listed some above, its Deanna Raybourn "Veronica Speedwell A Dangerous Collaboration", Laura Taylor Namey "The Library of Lost Things" and Katy Upperman "How the Light Gets In". Funny enough all three books are about big Life changing events.



12. Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year (or received)

A12: Miranda Asebedo "A Constellation of Roses" because I wanted to read this so bad and I won it in a giveaway. It was amazing and I am so beyond grateful, even though its an ARC it means a lot to me.



13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?


A13: "A Constellation Of Roses" Miranda Asebedo, "How the light Gets in" Katy Upperman, "The Library of Lost things" Laura Taylor Namey, "The Widow of Pale Harbor" Hester Fox, "Six Good Byes we Never said" Candace Ganger, and "The Lady Rogue" by Jenn Bennett. These are ARCS I wish to have finish this year. I would like to say thank you to the Authors and Publishers for early Access to these amazing books.




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E Arc Review Update

Hello my bookish peeps.


First I would like to say Thank You to Publishers and Authors who trust me consistently to review and promote their work. I am honor not only as a reader but a blogger. Now I am not usually one share on here about my personal life. But since July a lot has gone wrong and I almost lost someone very dear to me. I do not want to go into details but for several personal reasons, but I am unable to finish reviews on 2019 books that are E-ARCS. I do not have access to my E-arcs except via Phone and I cant read on a cellphone due to my eyes. This reason and many other reasons are why I ask for Printed format arcs and constantly am turn down. I am sorry if it seems like I am on repeat a lot but it is harder for me to access or even read E-arcs. I am also sincerely deeply sorry to the Author Community who books deserve reviews. Who also have gone above and beyond to have my back as a blogger. I am so thankful to all Authors for their Support. I will review these E-Arcs hopefully as soon as I am able. Also do not believe that this will affect my reviewing of E-ARCS due in 2020. But as of right now if I have an E-arc due in 2019, it will not have a review at this point of time. I am again Sincerely Sorry. Also this is effect my Printed ARC reading and reviewing but its not as bad as it is with my E-ARCS.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Best Books of 2019 SO FAR


Hey Bookish Friends, hope you are having a great day. So I've been seeing book blog videos on the best books of 2019 so far around youtube. The Videos gave me a great idea to chat about my best books so far. So Below I am going to list books I've read but not all will have a review up yet. So let's get to this awesome book list down below

"Dare You to" by Katie McGarry, was the first book I finish this year and by far a favorite. I know this book is book two of a series and I should've read the first one but honestly I found while reading this book and Understanding. I rated this Book five stars and love it.  Here is the summary for the book, Beth ends up dealing with two parents who could care less about her. She is trying to parent her mom instead of living her life. In walks Ryan Stone the local Jock at the local taco joint. Beth was just supposed to be Challenge, he won but it didn't turn out that way. Flash forward Beth and Ryan meet in town where Beth famous Baseball uncle lives. They end up dating and together. I love everything about Beth and Ryan throughout this whole book. I love everything so much so, that I will have my final review listed with all of the book information

Dare You To Review 



"The Birds, the bees and you and me" by Olivia Hinebaugh which came out February 2019. This book was a five-star read and I still think about this book months later. It is a book I want to reread soon. It starts out with Lacey Burke who is the daughter of a teen mom and her mom is now a nurse. Lacey speaks up in class about all of the misinformation being provided by the school regarding Sex education. So all of the students end up running to Lacey for sex education which leads to a big change in the school and Lacey Life. I highly recommend this book to everyone and anyone. I also suggest you get your local School libraries to promote this book for the teens. It is a must read, book for everyone.  Good reads link to purchase this book since I did not put up a review:

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"A Dangerous Collaboration", Veronica Speedwell Book four by Deanna Raybourn was release in March 2019. Veronica Speedwell is one of my favorite books ever and I loved it so much. I love this book as much as the first three. I highly recommend this entire series to anyone who loves Historical Mystery novels. This book takes place on an Island with the two main Characters Veronica and Stoker. A lot of information comes to light about Veronica, Stoker and the Templeton Vane family while the Mystery is being solved. Like I said love this series so much and recommend it to everyone. My reviews are a link for everything about the book including my thoughts

A Dangerous Collaboration Review 


"Meet me in Outerspace" by Melinda Grace came out in March from SwoonReads. I love this book, it just took me back to Art College. It is about a young woman named Edie who has a learning disability. She has a central auditory processing disorder which makes it hard for her brain to Process words when people are talking. This disorder makes college french class ten times harder to pass but with the help of the Cute Classroom aid, she may have a chance. She may have a chance at passing and falling in love. This is a great book for those last summer days as you get ready to go back to school. You should totally check out my review because it takes a deeper look at this book and How much I Love it plus holds Links to the book. 



"Love Scene, Take two" by Alex Evansley is an older book from SwoonReads that I am so finally happy I pick up to read. This book carries all my loves in one. It introduces us to Bennett who is a young New adult publish a writer who writes a famous YA Book which is turned into a movie. Then we meet Teddy, a top actor who is looking for more in life. When these two meet, it's like the Universe becomes in sync around them, but there are people who don't want Teddy and Bennett to be happy. You should totally read my review and read this book if you love stories about Writers. Alex is totally Jo March to me with everything in this book. I love it so much, I will post the Goodreads link and I have a review up on Goodreads too. 



"The Deepest Roots" by Miranda Asebedo was release in 2018 by Harper Teen. I start reading this book when it was released but I put it down and got distracted by life. I wish I had to pick it back up sooner and finish it. It's one of my favorite books and a book I will recommend forever to other people. This book is about three female friends Lux, Rome, and Mercy who all born in Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas, where all the girls possess some kind of Magical touch. In this book, we learn how magical touches can changes friendships and life for the better. I recommend this book highly and will link Goodreads page for it where my review is and you can buy the book.




"A Study in Scarlet women" by Sherry Thomas came out in 2016 from BerkleyBooks but I didn't know about this series until it was recommended to me. I love this series so much, it's about a young woman who was born in Victorian time by the name of Charlotte Holmes but ends up becoming the famous Sherlock Holmes as all of these Murders happen around her. I recommend this series so much if you love books like Veronica Speedwell. Historical mysteries involving Feminist female detectives are some of my favorites ever. I have a review for this one, at this link right below.




"Enchanted" by Lexi Blake was just recently released on June 18th and its a short novella apart of one of my favorite series. The series is the Masters and Mercenaries, which has many spin-offs, the novellas like Enchanted is what I refer to as a spin-off. This book is about Sarah and Jared who both have ties to the Main lead who is Ian Taggart. I love how funny and family-related this book was. I love how Lexi place so many real-world discussions in this book that we are currently dealing with. I am just going, to be honest, I don't think there is a book by Lexi that I will not love, but I never say never. I have reviewed in the link below for everything about this book. 


So those are some of the Best books I read so far this year. Below I am going to add some honorable mentions that I will probably add in my list for the best Books of 2019. They are honorable mentions because they are not available yet to purchase. I hope you all enjoy this list and check out these books. Also, some of these books have a Goodreads link instead of reviews because I took a short break from reviewing on my Blog. I have reviews on GoodReads for all of the books listed. 

Honorable Mentions to Books being release at the end of 2019

Titles link to GoodReads 


Fan the Fame by Anna Priemaza Coming out in August by Harper teen

How the light gets in by Katy Upperman coming out in August by SwoonReads










The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett Coming out September by Simon Pulse 

The Library of Lost things by Laura Taylor Namey coming out in October by InkYardPress

A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo Coming out November from Harper Teen











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