Sunday, May 13, 2012

Book recommendations :)

 Hello, my friends! I've got an impromptu book recommendation post for you all. I've done a ton of reading lately and have come across quite a few "new to me" authors.  Love it when I find new authors to follow. Woot!

I just learned today I can paste my Goodreads reviews right into my blog. How stinkin' cool is that? I'll quit yapping now and let you check out the books below. Enjoy!

Flat-Out LoveFlat-Out Love by Jessica Park
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a pleasant surprise. I read it slow––a chapter at a time for a couple of weeks, then picked it up again today and could not put it down. Great twist, witty writing. A great read!

What A Boy WantsWhat A Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fun book! Really enjoyed the author's voice. So much fun!

Obsidian (Lux, #1)Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read this in one sitting. Awesome, awesome voice. Can't wait to read the next installment. Completely in love with Daemon. Sigh...

StreamlineStreamline by Jennifer Lane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another fabulous story from Ms. Lane! If you're a fan of both YA and suspense, then I think you'll love Streamline. Ms. Lane is extremely talented in her ability to weave stories in such a way that keeps you guessing who the bad guy is until the very end. I'm fairly good at figuring out who the bad guy/killer is in a lot of stories, but this one surprised me. I was sure the villain was someone else, altogether.

The characters were engaging, and the story flew by at a wonderful pace. Didn't want to put it down. This one is a must read!

Existence (Existence Trilogy, #1)Existence by Abbi Glines
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read this today and loved it! Looking forward the the second book!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ex Factor Playlist

Music plays a HUGE factor in my writing process. Oftentimes, a certain song, or chorus will inspire a scene or help me get into the zone. The playlist for Ex Factor is enormous, and has what I think is a good mix of music that ranges from Pop to Country.

Hope you enjoy!

Ex Factor Playlist:

Starships- Nicki Minaj
Beautiful People- Chris Brown
Stronger- Kelly Clarkson
Domino- Jessie J
Without You- Glee Cast
Somewhere Only We Know- Keane
Safe & Sound- Taylor Swift
Glad You Came- The Wanted
Part Of Me- Katy Perry
We Are Young- Glee Cast
Tonight Is The Night- Outasight
Fly- Nicki Minaj & Rihanna
Good Feeling- Flo Rida
Paradise- Coldplay
Sexy And I Know It- LMFAO
I Can Only Imagine- David Guetta
The Show Goes On- Lupe Fiasco
Mean- Taylor Swift
Superbass- Nicki Minaj
Brighter Than The Sun- Colbie Caillet
Blackout- Breathe Carolina
Dig- Incubus
Turn Me On- David Guetta feat Nicki Minaj
Who's That Chick- David Guetta feat Rihanna
Night Of Your Life- David Guetts feat Jennifer Hudson
Up N' Down- Britney Spears
So Good- B.O.B
Brokenhearted- Karmin
Even If It Breaks Your Heart- Eli Young Band
Crazy Girl- Eli Young Band
Barefoot Bluejean Night-Jake Owen
All Your Life- The Band Perry
Good Girl- Carrie Underwood
Don't You Wanna Stay- Jason Aldean feat Kelly Clarkson
Today Was A Fairytale- Taylor Swift
Sparks Fly- Taylor Swift
Mine- Taylor Swift
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