Saturday, February 09, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (7)

Stacking the Shelves @ Lust For Stories
Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
For the week of February 3 ~ February 9

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Cover Reveal: Shooting Scars by Karina Halle

Title: Shooting Scars
Author: Karina Halle
Publisher: Metal Blonde Books
Expected Publication Date: May, 2013

A second chance at first love.

There are a few things worth risking everything for - even your life. For Camden McQueen, this is one of them.

Shooting Scars is the second book in The Artists Trilogy and is told from the dual POV of Camden and Ellie.
I've heard just so much good stuff about the previous book in the trilogy, Sins & Needles and really want to pick it up soon! I'm pretty sure Shooting Scars will be just as good. (Random bit of info: Karina Halle, the author, grew up in Vancouver which is super close to where I live! EEKS!)

Karina Halle
The daughter of a Norwegian Viking and a Finnish Moomin, Karina Halle grew up in Vancouver, Canada with trolls and eternal darkness on the brain. This soon turned into a love of all things that go bump in the night and a rather sadistic appreciation for freaking people out. Like many of the flawed characters she writes, Karina never knew where to find herself and has dabbled in acting, make-up artistry, film production, screenwriting, photography, travel writing and music journalism. She eventually found herself in the pages of the very novels she wrote (if only she had looked there to begin with).

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she's preparing for the zombie apocalypse.

Find Karina Halle: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Purchase Sins & Needles: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Blog Tour/Interview: An Italian Obsession by Kfir Luzzatto

Title: An Italian Obsession
Author: Kfir Luzzatto
Series: N/A
Publisher: Pine Ten, LLC
Release Date: September 3, 2012
ISBN13: 9781938212109
Format: eCopy, 295 pages
Genre: YA, urban fiction, romance
Source: Blog Tour
In the lax atmosphere of middle-class post-war Italy, sex and drugs are easy to come by. Roberto tries to find his own balance, but a crush he had for Alessandra in elementary school is reignited and the course of his life is changed forever.

It's the 1970’s, a time of political upheaval driven by disillusioned young people. Roberto is caught up in the times. He makes a new start, but his past catches up with him. Finding himself accused of a crime, he must defend himself even when he isn’t sure he committed it. A vivid snapshot of European post-war society, this novel is viewed through the eyes of a young adult coming of age.

Kfir Luzzatto
Kfir was born and raised in Italy, and moved to Israel as a teenager. He acquired the love for the English language from his father, a former U.S. soldier and WWII veteran, a voracious reader and a prolific writer. Kfir has a PhD in chemical engineering and works as a patent attorney. He lives in Omer, Israel, with his full-time partner, Esther, their four children, Michal, Lilach, Tamar and Yonatan, and the dog Elvis.

Novels: Crossing the Meadow (2003); The Odyssey Gene (2006); The Evelyn Project (2012); Have Book – Will Travel (2012 – with Yonatan Luzzatto); An Italian Obsession (2012).

Short Story Collections: His Darker Side (2002-2011); His Lighter Side (2002-2011).

Non-Fiction: The World of Patents (2002)

Find Kfir Luzzatto: Website | Blog | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

Purchase An Italian Obsession: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords

Waiting on Wednesday (11): Shards and Ashes edited by Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

On My Mind (5): Bad Behavior, Bad Behavior Everywhere

On My Mind is simple. A rambling discussion post, which may or may not be intelligible. It could be long to the point that you'd be sick of my thoughts (hopefully not), or as short as a few paragraphs. The entire point? To get my thoughts out there, and perhaps generate an discussion/debate/argument in the comments section. Read it, and enjoy.
Thank you so much for wanting to leave a comment! I read every single one of them, and respond to most of them!

I'm honoured that anyone would want to nominate me for an award, but I just don't have time for that anymore. This blog is award and tag free.