My favorite things of 2013

Well 2013 has been a blast, lets hope for even bigger and better for 2014!!  Here are some of my fav’s from 2013!

BOOKS

(in no particular order)

Corruption of the Soul and Destruction of the Soul  by J L Vallance

Immortals (Runes 2) by Ednah Walters

The Luxen series by Jennifer Armentrout

Seven Years by Dannika Dark

Into the Fire and Through the Door by Jodi McIsaac

Unchosen by Michele Vail

Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan

Stone Guardian by Danielle Monsch

West bound Awakening and Where the Four Winds Collide  by Hildie McQueen

The Rise of Xosha by S. Cu’Anam Policar

Carrots by Colleen Helme

Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Lover at Last by J.R. Ward

Heart and Soul by Tess Black

Ever After by Kim Harrison

The Letter by Marianne Spitzer

Diamonds and Toads by K.E. Saxon

Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon

Practical Mischief by D.D. Scott

The Infernal Detective by Kirsten Weiss

It’s a Crime by C E Hansen

Honeymoon to Die For and No Where Safe by Dianna Love

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movies

(no particular order)

Thor 2

Hobbit 2

Hansel and Gretel

Beautiful Creatures  

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Into the Fire BLOG TOUR, author Jodi McIsaac

Into the Fire by Jodi McIsaac
on Nov. 12, 2013
Series: The Thin Veil #2
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INTO THE FIRE

Cedar McLeod would like nothing more than to return to Tír na nÓg, help rebuild the mythical kingdom, and start a new life for herself and her daughter, Eden. But peace is isn’t what Cedar finds after being reunited with her little girl.

Nuala—who kidnapped and terrorized Eden in her previous bid for power—has returned and is making a persuasive claim for the vacant throne. The devastation such a ruler would bring upon both the kingdom and the human world is unthinkable. With no one else to stake a convincing counter-claim, Cedar steps forward . . . but first she must prove her worth beyond a doubt.

Her opportunity comes when she is charged with finding an ancient treasure, the Stone of Destiny, and returning it to its rightful home. It is a quest that will lead her to question her beliefs, and push her loyalties to their limits. If she succeeds, Cedar could grant her new world and her new family a chance to flourish again. If not . . . destruction may be the only path ahead.

Into the Fire, the second book in the Thin Veil series, is a captivating blend of Celtic myth, mystery, and adventure that delves deeper into the ancient world first explored in Through the Door.

THROUGH THE DOOR:

Blurb:
It’s been seven years since the love of Cedar McLeod’s life left with no forwarding address. All she has left of him are heart-wrenching memories of happier times and a beautiful six-year-old daughter, Eden. Then, one day, Eden opens her bedroom door and unwittingly creates a portal that leads to anywhere she imagines.

But they’re not the only ones who know of Eden’s gift, and soon the child mysteriously vanishes.

Desperate for answers, Cedar digs into the past and finds herself thrust into a magical world of Celtic myths, fantastical creatures, and bloody rivalries. Teaming up with the unlikeliest of allies, Cedar must bridge the gap between two worlds and hold tight to the love in her heart…or lose everything to an ancient evil.

The first in the Thin Veil series, Through the Door is a pulse-pounding adventure that takes readers across the globe and deep into the hidden realms of Celtic lore.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  JODI MCISAAC

Hello! I’m the author of THROUGH THE DOOR, the first book in the Celtic urban fantasy series The Thin Veil. Book #2, INTO THE FIRE, is being released November 12, 2013.

I grew up in New Brunswick, Canada. After stints as a short-track speed skater, a speechwriter, and fundraising and marketing executive in the nonprofit sector, I started a boutique copywriting agency and began writing novels in the wee hours of the morning. I currently live with my husband and two feisty daughters in Calgary, Alberta.

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MY REVIEWS

THROUGH THE DOOR:

First I have to remark what a beautiful cover this is, just stunning!  Personally, I have always been interested in anything Celtic related so I was anxious to find out how this story played out.  Through the Door did a perfect job of combining myths of Tir na nog, and ancient druid magic.

Through the Door was a powerful story, it gripped me from the first chapter. The vivid scenes from the “portals” that the child, Eden, created were fascinating.  The struggle of Cedar, trying to comprehend this new world of magic she never knew existed, the many betrayals and deceit from loved ones; all that would probably drive me crazy.  But Cedar is a strong female and she will do anything to find her daughter.   I won’t say who captured Eden, but I sure would like to slap that selfish SOB into the netherworld!

I also loved the mystery surrounding Finn, Cedar’s lost love.  It killed me waiting to find out anything I could about him and his sudden disappearance.

Through the Door also involves mermaids and leprechauns which I absolutely adore it when authors combine more than one type of “fae species” in a story.

Not everyone in Through the Door gets their HEA – but that’s what makes it so interesting with the many plot twists in the story.  It left me guessing till the very end exactly who would win this good versus evil tug of war.

INTO THE FIRE:

Again another gorgeous cover, absolutely love it!  The story picks up where it left off in Through The Door.  In Into the Fire we learn more about Cedar’s friend Jane, and a lot more about Finn’s family and friends.  We also get to know a very interesting new character named Liam, who gives some in site about Maeve.

It’s very interesting to watch Cedar’s daughter, Eden, grow into her powers.  She’s strong and yet vulnerable at the same time due to her age.

In Into the Fire, Cedar is put to an impossible task by the council in Tir na nog.  And of course Nuala is right there to foil everything.

Into the Fire was as intense, adventurous, and mysterious as Through the Door.