Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cover Reveal: The Other Side Of Gravity By Shelly Crane

Hello, fellow bookworms!!  I am so excited to share the cover of a new novel from one of my favorite authors, Ms. Shelly Crane, with you all!  The Other Side Of Gravity is the first book in a brand new YA sci-fi series.  And trust me, when you see this cover you'll be blown away!  It's one of the most amazing, prettiest, stunning cover ever!

So without further ado, I give you guys the cover of The Other Side Of Gravity!! *Insert drum roll*

Isn't it beautiful?  I can just imagine how awesome it's going to look when it's in print! <3 :) 

Title: The Other Side Of Gravity (The Oxygen Series #1)

Author: Shelly Crane

Genre: Sci-fi

Age Group: Young Adult

Release Date: TBD


My name is Maxton and I’m a trader.

I live on a soulless planet where gravity, oxygen, and everything else are sold to the highest bidder on the black market. People are sold on the black market, too. You have to work really hard not to become one of those people. Pay your taxes, keep your friends and family close, and more than anything else—don’t get caught by the Militia. But all the rules changed for me the day I found her.

My name is Sophelia and I’m a stowaway.

I’ve been a slave for almost as long as I can remember. Waiting for the one day, one second, for my proprietor to turn his head so I could run and never look back. Now I'm on the run. And on a planet where no one is on your side and people would turn you in for a good meal or a piece of a silver, being on the run on Landu is the last place you want to be. Until he found me.
I won't survive without him.

I can't breathe without her.

Time for some fun teasers!  After all, what's a cover reveal without some teasers to torture you? ;)

Why I Took Almost A One Month Break..."I Dissapeared" Part 2

Hello, all you lovely bookworms!  I know things have been extremely quite on this side since I did that last post on August 9 (if you are curious to see what it's about, you can go read it HERE).  But if you want to skip all that long reading, then I am more than happy to just summarize what that post was about.  It was basically all the things I was doing wrong when blogging and how I was going to start fixing it.  One of the things I had mentioned in my last post that I needed to work on was posting more frequently.  

Yes, yes. I know.  It's now August 27, and it's been over three weeks and I haven't posted ANYTHING during this time.  I know it seems like I have done the exact opposite of what I said I was going to do, but I haven't forgotten about what I said.  Seriously, I didn't forget.

Here's what happened. After I wrote that post, I realized that I needed a short break to just step away from everything for a little while.  And that was the main reason behind my absence here these last few weeks.  But don't worry.  I haven't just been sitting around doing nothing but reading (ok, so I may have read for like 99.9% of the time, but that wasn't all I did).  I have been thinking about everything I said in that post, and I have a somewhat plan of how I am going to be doing things around here, so that I don't repeat the same mistakes that I had made before.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

I Disappeared...Again

This is going to kind of a long post and I'll try not to bore you all to death, but I have a few things I just NEED to say.  Also please excuse me if everything seems to be all over the place. I am not the best when it comes to discussing things in an organized manner, but I'll try though. Oh, and don't be surprised if you see some adorable cats popping in once in awhile. :p

Anyway, getting to the point, at the beginning of this year I did a similar post like this (you can read it HERE) and it was basically me pointing out some of the things I realized about my blog and my resolutions to make it better.  

Needless to say, I absolutely failed at that.  When I stared this blog, I was beyond excited and all I could think about was how fun and great it's going to be to finally interact with other bookworms like me.  But soon afterwards, somewhere along the way, I lost sight of why I had created this blog in the first place.  

Lets start with my posts. Instead of focusing on my love for books and writing posts that I really wanted to, I started worrying about making sure everything was "PERFECT" and what people would think about my posts.  I know.  That's stupid, but I couldn't help it.  I tried to make the reviews I wrote or really anything I did here sound and look as perfect as it could be.  And in trying to do that, I feel like everything I write or do here just sounds "artificial." I feel like a robot is spewing out everything I write and not me.  I have always had a hard time expressing how I feel about something, but that wasn't the case with books. 

However, in my need to make everything look and sound perfect, I put pressure on myself and practically made it impossible for me to enjoy blogging like I used to. I know that doesn't really make much sense, but what I am trying to say is that I focused on and worried more about what people thinks of my blog and my writing, than I actually did on blogging.