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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Origin Olympics!

The Origin Olympics is a fun little event going on that is hosted by the author of Origin Jessica Khoury to promote her new book, Origin, which releases September 4, 2012. I've participated in the event so far and it is quite fun!

You have a chance to win awesome prizes. The grand prize is the Ultimate Jungle Jackpot which includes a jaguar cub adoption in your name!

Also, you have a chance to get an awesome swag pack just for participating!

To have a chance at these wonderful prizes and to find out more about her book, visit Jessica at her blog! Click Here!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Review of Immortal Desires by Laura Eno

What if your soul mate lived in an entirely different century? That's exactly what happens in Laura Eno's book called Immortal Desires. It's a fantasy/paranormal romance novel. The theme of the book is about finding the one person that is especially made for you and a little bit about saving the human race.

The main female character, Deanna is a woman of the 21st century and is heart broken when the man she thought she loved calls off the wedding. As you would think any person might do when their heart is broken, she mopes around for awhile until a year later when she gets a job opportunity from a huge corporate office.

She thinks it's all a joke until she's actually on her way to the place in Boulder, Colorado. That's where the story really kicks off. There, she encounters a strange man in her dreams named Ian Mackay, a 16th century Scottish warrior. Unbeknownst to her he's the one creating the dreams for her because he knows the two of them are soul mates. He's an immortal who works for her boss.

What Deanna doesn't know about the strange job opportunity is that she isn't there to really DO anything. Her boss, Robert Thornton, plans to have her recycled into the well of souls. He, Ian, and the Aeneas Council are against another set of immortal beings called the Conri who are trying to take the souls for themselves because they think that what Robert and the Aeneas are doing is stopping the existence of the human race.

Ian doesn't want Deanna's soul to be recycled and convinces Robert to send her back to him in the 16th century.

The question that's on their minds is what kind of effect will their action have on the project and what things will change for Ian and his clan who were known to have all died out after he ceased to exist because he had had no children? Also, how does this action impact the whole of humanity?

This story made me feel all the warm tinglies of a great romance novel and the suspense of an awesome paranormal experience. In a strange way, I felt as if the book also tried to explain the answer to the question of what humanity really is all about. Is it moral for an immortal to have say over a human's own life? Is it necessary to kill off someone just so that humans will not go extinct? That's my personal take from the book, of course, it may speak to you in a whole entirely different way.

 I loved the way the story  flowed and how the point of view would change between Ian, Deanna, and Robert so that there is no missing out on a single idea of the story. When I started reading, I just couldn't put it down until I'd finished it from cover to cover.

The story of 16th century Scotland was amazing as well. I was intrigued with the comparison of the 1500s to the present and it got me to thinking about my own culture and where I come from. Over all, it's such an amazing read and I do not regret a single word of it! It's worth your time, trust me.

You can buy the book here: Amazon: Kindle Version
                                       Amazon Paperback
Of course, there may be other places to buy this book, but I included these two links.

Also, be sure to check out Laura Eno on Goodreads!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Learning to Love My Body

It's no easy task really, but I try everyday to figure out what I like about my body. Today, it has to do with my legs. I really like the way my legs look because they're the right size and shape for me. I also like how smooth they are and so does my boyfriend.

I really like my eyes and my hair. My eyes are quite unique, well, at least they are to me. Sometimes, they look brown, green, blue/brown, or blue/green. My hair is a medium brown and I always get compliments on how healthy and pretty my hair is.