Review: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Categories: 4 butterflies, bildungsroman, Divergent, dystopia, review, ROMR, some romance, Veronica Roth, ya
     DivergentVeronica Roth; Paperback, 487 pagesPublished May 3rd 2011 by HarperCollins Children's BooksSource: my own copyBeatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation Read more [...]

Guest Post: Melissa Douthit

Categories: book tour, guest post, Melissa Douthit, virtual author book tours
Melissa Douthit grew up in North County of San Diego, California. After graduating with a Computer Science degree in Southern California, and working for a summer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico, she moved to the Bay Area to work at NASA Ames Research Center for a year and then at Lawrence Livermore National Lab for another four years.From there, she moved to Monterey, California, to work at the Naval Postgraduate School on a government project for two years. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, working with the Read more [...]

Q&A with Pamela Samuels Young aka an appeal to responsibility and understanding

Categories: book tour, interview, Pamela Samuels Young, pump up your book
I'm very proud to bring you this session of Q&A, because the author I've had the pleasure of interviewing is a great voice, and the novel that 'introduced' me to her has a great message in my opinion, I will never tire of saluting and supporting taking responsibility for your life and your health and promoting understanding and love towards all your fellow human beings, regardless of their views, opinions, orientations and so on. Love and understanding, people, love and understanding - if hate is what your profess, hate is what you'll receive. Read more [...]

Review: The Firelight of Maalda (The Raie’Chaelia #2) by Melissa Douthit

Categories: 3 butterflies, book tour, fantasy, Melissa Douthit, RBR, review, virtual author book tours, ya
     The Firelight of Maalda (Legend of the Raie'Chaelia, Book Two)Melissa Douthit ; Kindle EditionPublished January 8th 2012Source: Review copy from the authorThe Firelight of Maalda: A story that unites the real with the fantastical and turns science into magic …Chalice and her group leave Barenthren to travel to Portalis. There she and her friends discover the beautiful city, its people, its history, and its secret that has been kept hidden for thousands of years. During their stay, they learn that Dar’Maalda has the Firestone and that Read more [...]

Young Adult Giveaway Hop (Int) – 3 winners

Categories: events, giveaway hop, I am a reader not a Writer
Young Adult Giveaway HopJanuary 27th to 31stHosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Down the Rabbit HoleThe Butterfly-o-Meter loot: The Butterfly-o-Meter Rules:1. To enter: Fill the form bellow with all your relevant data (valid email address please, or I won't be able to contact you ok? 🙂 )2. All prizes are ebooks, this is an international giveaway!3. There will be 3 winners, each title will be won by someone who entered for that title (if you enter for all 3, you could possibly win all 3 of them, I'm treating them as separate giveaways Read more [...]

Review: Murder on the Down Low by Pamela Samuels-Young

Categories: 3 butterflies, book tour, courtroom, mystery, Pamela Samuels Young, pump up your book, RBR, review, suspense, thriller
   Murder on the Down LowPamela Samuels-Young; Ebook, 406 pagesPublished September 1st 2008 by Goldman House PublishingSource: review copy from the authorA high-profile lawsuit erupts into chaos, revealing its place in a larger spree of violence in this scandalous tale of lust, lies, and vengeance. A brazen gunman is targeting prominent African American men on the streets of Los Angeles, and police are completely baffled. At the same time, savvy big-firm attorney Vernetta Henderson and her outrageous sidekick, Special, lead the charge for revenge Read more [...]