Monday, June 24, 2013

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast"

This post is dedicated to the 6 impossible things I want to see......


1.) Pink dolphins in the Amazon






2.) Play Actual Wizard Chess








3.) Quote the entire Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie



4.) Rob a Train in the Old West
Train robbery

5.) Drive a Race Car



6.) Play a game without lag
LAG MAKES YOU RAGE!


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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sentences to try and remember potential GRE vocab.

Those of you have taken, are studying, or plan to take the GRE in the future know its hard to remember the vocab, so here are a few sentences that I came up with.

  • The bar wench slipped a virulent leaf into the truculent masters food.

virulent-extremely harmful or poisonous


truculent-fierce or cruel

  • The sordid character liked to prattle.

sordid-filthy, grimy, or foul



prattle-to talk in an empty or idle manner 

  • The fawn burgeon after it was adopted by a facetious couple.

burgeon-to grow rapidly or flourish

facetious-playful; humorous






































Friday, June 21, 2013

Night Hawk Review





Selling your soul has never been so charming and Mark throws in a little something to sweeten the pot, his girlfriend Naomi.

Sentenced to death at the hands of a demon, Naomi Hawk has a firsthand lesson in despair and betrayal in Mark’s deal for fame with all the trimmings. Deep in the clutches of the underground brotherhood, Naomi's light is coveted for the Master's gain.

When she slips and falls eighty stories from a precarious ledge, Naomi resigns herself to the inevitable impact and death by shattered bones. Before she can escape her demons in eternal slumber, something sinister plucks her from the plummet, stealing her out of the night to sacrifice her forever to the shadows.

Imprisoned in bottomless darkness, Naomi thirsts for justice…and revenge


 Review: This is one of those books where I read the beginning am like good concept and keeps me wanting to read more, then we get towards the middle end. That is when I go, excuse me, wtf is going on. I honestly enjoyed it till the whole tiger craziness and some other random pieces. This is one of those stories I felt would be fine with less instead of more. All in all, it wasn't a bad read because it has some good points and lots of potential. I respected the heroine for not just sitting and taking what was thrown, that was one of the redeeming qualities in this book. The end and beginning held the most action, but some of the middle "room" scenes felt forced onto me.






review copy provided through netgalley




Thursday, June 20, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Lightning Rider Blog Tour and Guest Post

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Now for, you, the reader's entertainment The College Crawl presents a guest post created by our featured author Jen Greyson.
 
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A huge thanks to The College Crawl for letting me come visit and share some secrets.
 
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jen Greyson
 
1.      I was in a movie with Neil Patrick Harris. (Starship Troopers)
2.      I went fangirl all over Cory Everson when she was Ms. Olympia.
3.      I wanted to be Ms. Olympia.
4.      I was once Top 10 in the world in 4 equestrian events. (Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Hunter Under Saddle, and Hunt Seat Equitation)
5.      I got busted for cheating and got all the aforementioned titles stripped from me. (valuable life lesson #349)
6.      I was a Hooters Girl. (toughest job I’ve ever had)
7.      I have 4 books buried in my backyard that will never see the light of day. (because they’re SO awful)
8.      I’m secretly addicted to the Vanilla Ice Project on the DIY Network.
9.      I once rode a horse to Kmart.
10.  I’m still waiting for my Hogwart’s letter.
 
More about Jen:
From the moment she decided on a degree in Equestrian Studies, Jen Greyson’s life has been one unscripted adventure after another. Leaving the cowboy state of Wyoming to train show horses in France, Switzerland, and Germany, she’s lived life without much of a plan, but always a book in her suitcase. Now a wife and mom to two young boys, she relies on her adventurous, passionate characters to be the risk- takers.
 
Jen also writes university courses and corporate training material when she’s not enjoying the wilds of the west via wakeboard or snowmobile. Her new adult fantasy, Lightning Rider, comes out May 31 and features a Latina heroine with some serious superpowers.
 
You can find Jen here:
 
 
About Lightning Rider:
Heiress to a time-traveling dynasty, Evy Rivera is finally claiming her birthright as a lightning rider. Problem is, she’s forced to learn it alongside Constantine, a prickly, obstinate Roman warrior who constantly challenges her to be the woman he sees in her.
 
Thrown back into ancient Spain, Evy must rely on guts and instinct to wield her lightning as a weapon and outsmart Ilif, her quasi-mentor who believes time traveling should be left to the Rivera men.
 
During her training, Evy and Constantine battle the push-pull of their explosive relationship, aware the 2,000-year span between their lives is an unavoidable hurdle.
 
Caught between a centuries-old battle rife with secrets, Evy must learn whom to trust before she risks everything and the wrong history repeats itself. When the heritage her parents have suppressed mingles with the past, Evy must find answers . . .
 
Which history is the right one? And who is she becoming?
 
Lightning Rider reviews:

 
Available everywhere on May 31, 2014
 
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Lightning RiderFor Evy Rivera, thunderstorms have always caused her physical pain, but she's never known why. When a record-setting storm arrives on the same night her father finds ancient ancestral documents, Evy is set aglow with mysterious tiny lightnings she can command.

Even worse, she alerts some people in the universe who've been looking for her family for a very long time.

Thrown back into ancient Spain and tasked with killing a Spanish legend, she must train alongside Constantine, a sexy yet obstinate Roman warrior. He teaches her how to wield her lightning as a weapon, through more errors than trials. With a relationship as explosive as their late-night training sessions, Evy and Constantine battle their push-pull relationship while trying to ignore the two-thousand-year difference in their birthdates.

Ilif Rotiart, her quasi-mentor, is appalled at Evy's skill. He would prefer to train her father and keep Evy on the sidelines—where women belong. Evy has a feeling Ilif is keeping something from them, but she must play nice until she uncovers the truth. And if he's lying, it will be the worst day of his four-hundred-year life.

Penya Sepadas claims she's Evy's rightful trainer, and she has the prophecy to prove it. Penya doesn't share Ilif's misogynistic attitude, but she does have her own agenda...and her own secrets.

Evy must sort through the lies and find the truth behind her family's time-traveling past before the wrong history obliterates the future. She’s spent her whole life fighting for her place. Now, as the first female lightning rider, she'll dedicate her existence to fighting to save the world.

But will Evy learn to manage her lightning and find the truth before it's too late?



Jen GreysonAuthor Bio:
From the moment she decided on a degree in Equestrian Studies, Jen Greyson’s life has been one unscripted adventure after another. Leaving the cowboy state of Wyoming to train show horses in France, Switzerland, and Germany, she’s lived life without much of a plan, but always a book in her suitcase. Now a wife and mom to two young boys, she relies on her adventurous, passionate characters to be the risk- takers.
Jen also writes university courses and corporate training material when she’s not enjoying the wilds of the west via wakeboard or snowmobile.





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