Monday, October 22, 2012

Emerald Talisman $100 Audio Book Blast

The Emerald Talisman Audio Book by Brenda Pandos  
Read by Mary Morgan

You can run from your destiny, but you can't hide.

If for no other reason than to help endure the hormonal rush of high school, sixteen-year-old Julia Parker would trade her ability to feel her fellow students' emotions in a heartbeat, especially half the boys in class.

When the beguiling Nicholas uses his superhuman strength to rescue Julia from the edge of a cliff before she's devoured by a bloodthirsty stalker, Julia is suddenly thrust into an underground world where people and animals are often one and the same. Fellow high school students disappear and only Julia and Nicholas know the truth. While Nicholas, a vampire hunter, is out stopping the ever-growing coven, an old friend entices Julia to join him on the dark side and a psychic tells Julia she alone is the key to stopping the madness, problem is it'll require Nicholas' life. 

Author Brenda Pandos:  

Brenda Pandos lives in California with her husband and two boys. She attempts to balance her busy life filled with writing, being a mother and wife, and spending time with friends and family. Working formerly as an I.T. Administrator, she never believed her imagination would be put to good use. After her son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder her life completely changed. Writing paranormal romance became something she could do at home while tending to the new needs of her family, household, and herself.

Three years later, Brenda now has five books published, The Talisman Trilogy: The Emerald Talisman, The Sapphire Talisman, and The Onyx Talisman, and Mer Tales: Everblue and Evergreen. She is currently working on the third book of Mer Tales, Everlost, coming February 2013.

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Audio Book Tour 

Readers are invited to participate in The Emerald Talisman blog tour from 10/26-11/23 hosted by Confessions of a Bookaholic. There will be giveaways, interviews and a scavenger hunt! 

Book Blast Giveaway Details:
$100 Amazon Gift Card or $100 PayPal Cash from Author Brenda Pandos
Ends 10/30/12
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Why Supernatural is My New Addiction

I wouldn't say I'm OCD.  Believe me, if you saw the mess that trails behind me, you'd agree that I'm possibly the long, lost fraternal twin of Charles Schultz's character Pigpen.  Sorry if that is TMI, but the point is, despite my messiness, I do get obsessive about some things.

For instance, I'm obsessing over finishing a paranormal romance right now.  Unfortunately, it's not Heart of Mercy, which is progressing, but not as quickly as I wanted.  Instead, I should have The Fae Next Door finished by the weekend.

Lately, I'm also obsessing over Sam and Dean Winchester and their perpetual fight against evil also.  I readily admit I don't watch a lot of TV lately.  You see, I've vowed to DVR all my shows and watch them when time allows, so that I can be a responsible, contributing member of my family (cough, cough...something about needing clean underwear...cough, cough).  As a result, I have been practically living under a rock the past few years, and though I'd heard of the show Supernatural, I thought my life would be whole without having watched it.  Poor, pitiful, ignorant me!  This show rocks it hard!

Now, I'm busy watching Netflix on the Ipad, catching myself up on the earlier seasons.  I've got two more episodes in season 3 (the writer strike season, so only 16 episodes), and it's getting more and more difficult to pretend I don't have to have the Ipad right at this moment when all I can think about is how Dean is going to keep from spending eternity in Hell, and doesn't everyone realize how hard it is to concentrate on anything else until I know the answer; I mean, come on already, how many Disney shows about talking dogs do you have to watch tonight, really?

::Deep breath::  Okay, so it's a tad obsession that I'll move on from eventually, but for now Supernatural is my new addiction.

Happy Reading and Writing (And Supernatural watching),

C. C.