Win a free paperback of CRUX by Julie Reece!


 She should have run. Now, she’ll have to fight.

Eighteen year old Birdie may be homeless, but she’s surviving, that is until a mysterious guy throws money in the air like a crazy game show host, and she grabs some with the idea she’ll be able to buy dinner that night.

In that singular moment, unassuming Birdie becomes the girl in everyone’s viewfinder. Thugs want to kill her. Money-guy wants to recruit her. The very hot, very rich, and very out of her league Grey Mathews wants to save her.

Birdie, though, wants nothing to do with any of them, until she realizes fate didn’t bring them all together.

Her heritage did.

Now, with only twenty-one days left, she’s got to decide whether to follow in the footsteps of those before her or risk her life for people she’s only just met.

What the reviews are saying:

“Julie Reece’s fantastic debut novel, Crux, is action-packed and has the sweetest romance I’ve read so far this summer! Birdie’s anything but a meek girl ready to back down when faced with a challenge. No, she’s the strong heroine readers dream of and she’s ready and willing to take on an impossible task.” ~ Candace, Lovey Dovey Books

Action-packed with a memorable cast of characters, Crux will easily appeal to teen and adult readers, whether or not they love urban fantasy. The short length and quick pace will appeal to reluctant readers without sacrificing plot or dumbing-down the story. “ ~ Mrs. Reader Pants (YA book reviewer)

So, what do you have to do to win your own paperback copy of Crux?

1.  You must follow this blog.

2.  You must live in the continental USA (sorry, I have to watch shipping expenses)

3.  You  must answer all the following questions correctly:

a.  Thor is the Norse god of what?

b.  Thor’s father is?

c.  Why was Thor banished to earth?

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR ANSWERS HERE.  E-mail your responses to me at kford2007 (at) gmail (dot) com and leave your full name.  Everyone who answers all questions correctly and follows my blog, their names will be placed in a pot and the lucky winner will be announced on August 3!  Good luck!!

While YA Authors took over my blog…


Two lovely bloggers gave me a total of three blog awards.

From Susan at mywithershins, I got

And from Jennifer at parentista.com:

 and 

Thank you so, so much, ladies.  All were a complete surprise.

Now, what to do.  For The Booker Award, I have to list my top 5 favorite books of all time.  This is not hard for me as these are books I’ve read over and over again and never tire of.  Here they are in no particular order.

1.  Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
2.  Watership Down by Richard Adams
3.  1984 by George Orwell
4.  The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
5.  Animal Farm by George Orwell

Runner ups (because I HAVE to mention them):

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Heidi, by Johanna Spyri
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

Now onto the awards from Jennifer.  To accept, I have to:

1.  post the awards on my blog (check)
2.  thank the blogger for the nomination (done but will do again and again.  Thank you, thank you thank you!!!!)
3.  List seven things about myself.
4.  Nominate seven bloggers for the awards.

hmmm…7 things about me:

1.  I snore when I sleep (I don’t hear me, though)
2.  I love walks in the rain.
3.  Asti Spumanti is my sparkling wine of choice.
4.  I am very irritated by hypocritical people.
5.  I like hiking and camping out.
6.  My biggest regret is that I sold my 1966 Mustang to move to Florida in 1982.  I sold it for twice what I paid for it.
7.  In all my years, I have never broken a bone in my body.

Now, who to nominate.  I hate this part because I love all the blogs I visit and follow.

For the Booker Award, I nominate the following:

1. Katy Upperman
2. Jennifer Eaton
3. Robin Coyle
4. Be Not Afeard
5. Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy

For the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award:

1.  Did Jesus Have a Facebook Page
2.  Amy M. Newman
3.  This Little Light
4.  Kourtney Heintz
5.  The View Outside

Last but not least, the Tell Me About Yourself Award:

1.  Jamie Ayres
2. Gloria Richard
3.  Wantoncreation
4.  Elvishjesusfreak
5.  Rantings of an Amateur Chef
6.  The Change Your Life blog