Tuesday, 20 November 2012

TIMELESS IS RELEASED TODAY!


There are some offers that are available for the release week of Timeless!

In celebration of the release week of TIMELESS (November 20, 2012 – November 27, 2012), two special weeklong deals will be occurring:

The e-version of Remembrance will be reduced from $2.99 to $0.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

 Anyone who purchases Timeless during the release week is eligible to receive a free personalized Remembrance bookmark signed by Michelle Madow. To claim a bookmark, email timeless@michellemadow.com with your name, mailing address (as it should appear on the envelope), and proof of purchase (a screenshot/photo of your purchase confirmation, or a photo of Timeless on your e-reader.) This offer is international.

TIMELESS, the third and final part of the Transcend Time Saga by Michelle Madow, released on November 20, 2012.

The Transcend Time Saga is about a high school student named Lizzie who has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England, but doesn’t realize it until she meets her soul mate from the past and he triggers her memories to gradually return. The series began with REMEMBRANCE (published July 25, 2011), and continued with the short story VENGEANCE (published December 8, 2011). The series has sold a significant number of copies so far, and has received much praise from reviewers.


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Click here to see my review.














Vengeance ------>Click here to see my review


Summary of TIMELESS

IT'S A RACE AGAINST TIME.

In Remembrance, Lizzie and Drew changed the course of fate so they could be together.

In Vengeance, Chelsea set fate back on its original, deadly path.

Now, strange things keep happening to Lizzie. Things that are omens of darkness to come. A curse has doomed her to die an early death, just as she did in her past life. To make things worse, even if she can figure out who cast the curse, it's irreversible. There's only one option left for her to save herself. It's crazier than anything she's heard yet, and to do it, she'll need Drew and Chelsea's help.

Because to make things right, they must go back to when it all began …

Click here to see my review. 


Author Bio

Michelle Madow was inspired to write Remembrance after seeing Taylor Swift's "Love Story" music video while a junior at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. The song and video gave her the story idea about a high school girl reincarnated from Regency Era, England. She handed in the first chapter as a homework assignment for class, and when her teacher and classmates wanted her to continue writing, she decided to go for it. By the end of the school year, her first novel was completed!

Michelle graduated from the Park School of Baltimore in 2005, where she always took two English classes each semester. She graduated from Rollins College in 2010, cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. At Rollins she was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and a member of the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta.

She received the Charles Hyde Pratt Award for Excellence in Creative Writing in 2010.

For more information on Michelle and her books, please visit www.michellemadow.com.

Michelle lives in Florida, where she is hard at work writing more novels for young adults.

Author Websites

Official Website: www.michellemadow.com
Blog: blog.michellemadow.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/michellemadow (@MichelleMadow)
Facebook Personal Page: www.facebook.com/MichLMadow

Purchase Links

REMEMBRANCE $0.99 Specials

TIMELESS

Saturday, 10 November 2012

BlogInk Post - The Life of a Secret Book Blogger

Today in most schools reading is for nerds and geeks (like me)! Woop! I can't stand the people who say that reading is really uncool and that they haven't read a book since they were seven! I know, how did they manage that!?!

Reading is the gateway to life. If you can't read then you're finished basically. You need to be literate to get a very basic job - even working in McDonald's! Which isn't as high class as my job! If you can't read the orders then you're not going to impress your boss.

Secretly, I'm an undercover book blogger, like a spy - nobody knows what I do apart from my family. I'm like James Bond  but way better! I secretly contact publishers and authors and ask for books to review and then put them on this blog.

I've constantly got a book in my hand - always feeding my reading monster. She comes out practically everyday and I have to feed her, otherwise she gets grumpy that she hasn't delved into the wondrous world of books, glorious books! Okay, now I sound like someone from Oliver (which was originally a book)!

Being a secret blogger is seriously cool in my eyes. I admit you don't get the top-notch latest gadgets but, you do get...wait for it...FREE BOOKS! *screams* That's the best part of the job for me! My little book monster gets fed lots of yummy treats!

You see, everything (well, nearly everything) comes down to a book, TV programmes can be adapted, so can films, even music can be turned into a story. Nothing is safe!

Reading to me is just a way of life, I devour books, I enjoy writing, I enjoy blogging. English is my favourite subject and I'm half way through my second novel. Most authors tell aspiring writers that they need to read, read, read. If it was a race, I'd probably win (not blowing my own trumpet or anything). *Gets a trumpet and blows it*.

My bookshelf is fit to burst (literally) with all my fab, amazing books! My favourites are 'Touch of Power' and 'Tom Daley: My Story', which was definitely read and not just drooled over *looks around suspiciously*.

All of this goes on in my double life. I've never told anyone this let alone the world wide web, so if you tell anyone, then I'm going to have to kill you, okay? 

The life of a secret book blogger certainly isn't dull. Asking publishers and authors about their latest books. Reading some incredible stories and discovering new authors who have an amazing way with words.

Overall, my double agent life is unique, nobody I know has it. I love how no two books are exactly the same and that you can dip in and out of other worlds and escape. I just love how there is some people who love books just as much as me! The blogosphere has some really cool people!

All in a day's work.




Review of Four Children And It

Title: Four Children and It
Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Blurb:
Rosalind and Robbie don't want to spend the summer stuck in their new dad's house with irritating Smash and her glamorous mum. 

Dad's biggest wish is for everyone to get along. So when he suggests a picnic in nearby Oxshott woods the children grudgingly agree.

That afternoon, in a golden sandpit, Rosalind makes a wish of her own and something extraordinary happens. It just might change their summer from weeks of rows and bickering into the best holiday these four children have ever had...


My Review:

This was a nice change from Jacqueline Wilson's normal books and she tends to write about real life problems but this is more of a fantasy. It's about the four children, Rosalind, Robbie, Smash and Maudie. It's also a tribute to E Nesbitt's book Five Children and It (which is one of Jacqueline's favorite book).

The children get dragged along to a picnic at Oxshott woods by their Dad. They go and sit by a sandpit but then as they sit their (with faces like thunder), something starts rustling beneath the pit. Robbie - who is animal obsessed - manages to get this strange creature out called the Psammead. The best things of all is that it can grant wishes! 

I loved reading about the wishes, especially Smash's, they were really creative and got me thinking that if  I found a Psammead what would I wish for? 

I'm not going to go into detail about the plot because otherwise that would spoil the story. Overall though, I think that this book is worth a read and seen as I'm a HUGE Jacqueline Wilson fan I'm yet to find a book of hers that I don't like. (Also because I got the book for £1.49 makes it even better)!

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Thursday, 1 November 2012

Review of Timeless


Title: Timeless
Author: Michelle Madow
Series: Transcend Time
Book 3

Blurb:

IT'S A RACE AGAINST TIME.

In Remembrance, Lizzie and Drew changed the course of fate so they could be together.

In Vengeance, Chelsea set fate back on it's original, deadly path.

Now, strange things keep happening to Lizzie. Things that are omens of darkness to come. A curse has doomed her to die an early death, just as she did in her past life. To make things worse, even if she does figure out who casts the curse, it's irreversible. There's only one option left to save her. It's crazier than anything she's heard yet. and to do it, she needs the help of Drew and Chelsea.

Because to make things right, they need to go back to where it all began...  

My Review

I've been hooked on this series ever since I got the copy of Remembrance. It was awesome. Then I reviewed Vengeance and it bridged the gap between what happened at the end of book 1 and set the stepping stones of what would happen in this book!

WOW! That's all I can say! WOW! Loved, loved, loved this book! Thank you Michelle for writing such an epic series! I finished this book in practically one sitting - trust me it was that good!

The books told from Lizzie's point of view. Crows start doing strange things around Lizzie and then other odd things start to happen.

Drew and Lizzie decide to see Alistair (who is Lizzie's memory guide). He tells them that Lizzie has had a curse put on her. If they didn't stop this curse then it would result in death for Lizzie on the next full moon. They narrowed it down to 2 possible suspects - Jeremy and Chelsea. 

They discover who did this to Lizzie and they agree willingly to help stop the curse. But it's not as easy as they'll help. Oh no. They have to travel back to their past lives and stop Lizzie from dying to break the curse. However, it's not as easy as it first appears...

This book was EPIC! Loved it! Loved the writing! Loved the characters! This needs to go to the top of your to be read list!

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