Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The {Booker} Award!

A big thank you to Cassandra Giovanni for the nomination to receive The {Booker} Award!  This is an award just for Authors that prompts us to tell about our five favorite books, then nominate five fellow authors who we feel deserve the award as well.

A list of my five favorites are below:

1. Okay I know this is kind of cliche', but I love Stephenie Meyer's Twilight!

There is just something about this book that draws you in.  Her writing makes you want to know more.  I don't typically pick up a book about Vampires or Werewolves, but I had to see what the hype was all about and fell in love with the first book in her series.  The others are okay, but this one is awesome!  The story of a girl falling in love with a vampire isn't something that is new, there are many books that do the exact same thing, but there is just something enchanting about the way Stephenie writes the story that makes is so hard to put down.

2: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen!

 Oh my, this book is by far my all time favorite book.  I find myself speaking in the language for days after I have read this book, I even dream in the mystical language.  The way Elizabeth refuses to become the girl that society demands, keeps me coming back to this book.  Mr. Darcy starts as a pig, and ends up as the hero of the book.  If you haven't read this, you should, it's a classic after all. :-)

3. Double Exposure by Blaine and Brenton Yorgason

Seriously this is a high contender for my favorite book.  The novel takes place in current time with two people wanting something different.  After their plane crashes they find themselves "lost."  Truly a magnificent book,and one of the first books that I really sat down and read.  A must read, if you can find a copy.

4: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

 The magic in this book truly grabs you and sucks you in.  This book helped inspire me in writing my own book.  The thoughts of having your grandparents somehow be caretakers of the fantasy creatures living in today's time is intriguing.  Brandon does a magnificent job or getting you involved in the characters lives.  A great book for children and adults of any age.

5: The fifth book is a little more difficult for me, as I have so many that I love, but if I had to choose one, I would choose, The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks.
I am not a big romance book reader.  I was very skeptical when I picked up my first Nicholas Sparks book, as I had heard so many negative comments about "how anyone could write a Nicholas Sparks book."  From a writers perspective, this is incorrect.  Yes most of his books are tailored around the same things, the "girl likes guy, guy likes girl,there's a problem, but they usually get together in the end." kind of thing, but it takes a lot of talent in my opinion to write a romance book that makes it feel like it's real life, like these things are really happening and you are the one watching it all unravel.  So kudos to Nicholas Sparks for keeping me coming back for more!

I have a lot of favorite books, these are just a small list of some of my favorites.  You can also check out The Dragon Keeper Chronicles by Donita K Paul, The Percy Jackson Series, Harry Potter, The Heroes of Olympus, The Kingdom Keepers, and The Chronicles of Narnia.  These are all books that would be on this list also.

Now for my nominations...drumroll please
1. Jessica Sorensen-author of The Fallen Star Series
2. David Estes- author of The Moon Dwellers
3. Jessica Day George-author of Dragon Slippers
4. Ann Haines-author of Brunswick
5. Travis Hall-author of the Sonora series.

Goodreads Choice Awards!

It is that time of year when Goodreads opens up the "Goodreads Choice Awards".  Help Mere Enchantment get to the top! You can click on the link here to vote.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Great Big Thank You!

My book signing is winding down, and I have completely sold out. I want to send a great big thank you to all my new readers that saw my book in the last two days and had to have a copy. It has given me that second wind to keep on writing! I look forward to releasing book 2 soon!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What do you think?

I want to know...what do you think I should call book 2 in The Enchantment Series?  Leave me a comment, or like my Facebook page and let me know there.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I'm still alive...

You will have to forgive me for my lack of posts recently. As a friend commented today at my response that I wouldn't be able to attend something at my church because of prior commitments, "You are always so busy!"
I wanted to give you all an update on what I've been doing lately so you know that I am still alive. I am writing a lot, and re-writing what I've previously written to make it better. I am still contemplating on titles for Book 2, but am narrowing it down. I am also preparing for my first ever book signing this coming weekend which will be a 2 day event. It begins Friday the 19th from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM and continues at the same times on the 20th at the John Q. Hammons center in Rogers Arkansas. This has been keeping me extremely busy. All of this and my two busy children and you have one tired mother/writer. So be patient with me and keep checking for an update soon of book 2 in The Enchantment Series!!!