Thursday, June 28, 2012

❤author: Gena Showalter Interview and Giveaway!

❤ I'm thrilled to welcome the fabulous Gena Showalter to the blog today. Welcome to ¡Miraculous!, Gena! Will you please tell us about your newest release, Wicked Nights?

Thank you so much for having me!

Wicked Nights is the story of Zacharel, the new leader of the Army of Disgrace—heavenly warriors in danger of falling from grace — and Annabelle, a human who has spent the last four years locked inside an institution for the criminally insane. He doesn’t have time for a distraction, but Annabelle fascinates him in a way nothing else ever has. Zacharel decides he wants her — but so does the demon chasing her.


Ohmigosh...... excuse me while I fangirl for a brief moment, but I'm such a Gena Showalter junkie! This new book's literally got me drooling ♥_♥ How did you first get published? Tell us your call story.

I’d written for a little over two years and had six manuscripts under my belt when I landed an agent (Deidre Knight of the Knight Agency). 


We got an offer almost right away — but that fell through. Afterward, we shopped that sixth manuscript everywhere, but no one wanted it. I wrote a seventh, but no one wanted it, either. Two years passed before Harlequin decided to open up a single title line, HQN. They called my agent, hoping one of her other clients could write for them. That client couldn’t, but my agent said, “Have I got the author for you,” and sent them The Stone Prince. A few weeks later, my agent received a fax. The phones were down at Harlequin but executive editor Tracy Farrell had read my book, loved it, and wanted to discuss it when she returned to the office — in a week. 

The day before Tracy returned, though, my agent left. Another week passed before the women were able to hook up. I was very hard to live with during that time, I think LOL. Then, the call came in. HQN did indeed want to buy it plus another book (which turned out to be The Pleasure Slave).

❤ How much of your actual life gets written into your fictional stories?

I do use conversations I’ve had with my family or conversations I’ve heard my family members have with each other. In fact, my youngest sister just read an advanced copy of my September 25th release, Alice in Zombieland, and told me, “Now I know where you get some of your material!”

❤ Give aspiring writers a piece of advice you wish you had known before getting published.

Write the story the way it needs to be told, not the way you think others will want you to write it. You can never guess what others will actually like. They’ll always surprise you. So, stay true to yourself and your voice.

❤ What's the most interesting comment you have ever received about your books?

I’m always so wonderfully surprised when someone actually likes one LOL

Wellll it ain't that surprising for me, ma'am! You're brilliant! *grin* Where can you be found on the web? 



❤ Thank you so much for being here today, Gena! It was a pleasure getting to know you and congrats on the new wicked release!

Giveaway!
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Thanks to Little Bird Publicity, I have one copy of Wicked Nights, reader's choice of eBook or print, up for grabs. Can I just say if you are the winner, of you, I will be insANELY JEALOUS?? To enter, all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below:
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Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
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Good luck!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Something I Never Wanted to Write

I can't believe I'm actually writing this post because I never thought I'd come to this, but I've an announcement to make.

Nothing big, at least not for you, but it's tremendous(ly burdensome) on me. As of now, I will no longer be accepting books for review. Are you crying ugh because I'm crying.

I used to think I had a perfect balance of things: schoolwork, blogging, social life (sort of..), but I'm starting to see, particularly because of my wonderfully swamped life in Korea, that I no longer have it in me to do everything at once.

Really, I'm sorry more than anything else. Mostly to the authors and publishers I've agreed to do reviews for. You all have been absolutely wonderful and I am truly blessed to have gotten even the opportunity and consideration to work with you. I promise I WILL get the books reviewed eventually, but I doubt I'll be able to get them all done within the next year, as it's my senior year, busiest and most difficult yet :(

Yes, I've got this shipload of books to review. The ones that are for new releases or tours, I'll get done on time, but the others (from individual requests, Goodreads, LibraryThing, et cetera) will have to be held back. I feel terrible about this because I know I have a few books that have been on my queue for over a year........asdlfjaklsdjflk.

I also want to let my readers know that I love each and every one of you. I do this for you. I used to be all "I'm a personal blogger, I'm just doing it for fun, for myself", but three years and a million words later, I realized you guys are really what fuel me. So thank you ❤

As for the blog, yes, I will still keep it. Fortunately, I can probably keep up with giveaways and interviews because I love y'all so much (and they take way less time teehee). We'll see how that works for now. Maybe the occasional review here and there. But for sure, I will not be accepting new books for review. This is so hard for me because I can't ever say no to a book! hahah :( :(

Again, I'm so sorry to disappoint everyone, and also grateful that you've kept up with me for the past year (where my posts have been annoyingly infrequent). I do hope I can powerblog again once I graduate :) But til then, au revoir to le reviews.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥: Speculation by Edmund Jorgensen

Release Date: December 22nd, 2011
Publisher: Inkwell & Often
Page Count: 264
Source: Complimentary copy provided by author, via Novel Publicity, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review (thank you both!), as part of the Speculation book tour

Andrew Wrangles has a decision to make. His best friend Sothum, a philosophical and financial genius, has just died and left him a choice in his will: ten million dollars or a sealed envelope.

Andrew's wife Cheryl doesn't see this as much of a choice. She wants Andrew to take the money, and what little patience she has for his speculating about what could be worth more than ten million dollars is wearing thin very quickly.

But as Andrew digs deeper into the secret life that Sothum lived, he finds more questions than answers. Does the envelope contain the fate of a vanished mutual friend? The answer to a terrible cosmic riddle? The confession to a crime? Is Sothum just playing a final private joke? Or has Andrew become a pawn in a game—a game that Sothum died playing against a bigger opponent than Andrew can imagine?

What Stephanie Thinks: Genius is madness. Brilliance is insanity. Before I rave about this one (caution: my review may be slightly, just slightly messy, flooded, enthusiastic to the point of irritation, hazardous, et cetera, et cetera), let me just say: Speculation is an absolute work of literary genius. I'm still baffled and scratching my head about how Jorgensen has managed to package a mystery and intellectual thriller into carefully-coined novel surrounded by intense allure and philosophy, but whatever his secret is, I'm not complaining.

Philosophy is a topic I thought I'd always want to stay away from. I'm a fairly logical and distinctly passionate person—it's hard to win an argument with me if you really get my blood flowing, if I do say so myself—and math and reason have always been my forte, but when I took my first philosophy class in high school, I discovered I simply could not stand that feeling of being unsettled, of not being able to solve everything and anything like I could in Algebra. Philosophy was something I thought I could really enjoy, but it ended up being one of the hardest courses I ever took, because it was the one I could never, for the life of me, wrap my head around. It's something I, even to this day, consider a field that only prodigies like Plato, Socrates, and Sothum (unseen and only heard from, yet still the most important character in the book; more on him later) can truly be successful at. I don't know if it's eternal patience or some sort of gene in their DNA that makes them able to figure out such wonders of the world or what, but I guess that difference is what associates me with Andrew, our other main character, a professor of philosophy, and separates me from Sothum, who would identify as a legitimate philosopher.

Like Andrew, I experience cheap thrills when I talk about philosophy, but am not so gifted as to actually be able to instigate it. Sothum as a character, and the valuable points he presents, impresses me to the point of awe. I can't even begin to tell you how eerily accurate and just staggering his mindful contributions are. Had we a character like him in real life, I feel he'd be the modern Einstein. Which brings me to think, what does that make Jorgensen? The creator of a fictional genius—is he a genius himself? A fucking god? I don't know. But that's the vibe I'm getting right now.

Anyway. More about the book. The structure is pretty leisurely, drawing out scenes heavy with dialogue and weak in action over a span of a few weeks, yet it is complex because multiple perspectives come into play to constitute it, and it isn't just Andrew's that seems to matter. Mostly I would say this book is composed of flashbacks and random (but brilliantly remarkably genius) musings, and I love that about it.

Jorgensen's definitely a way with words; while his style isn't phenomenal, it's good enough to keep me reading and the story in tact. He's quite a few amazing moments—it was hard for me to pick just one quote in my Stephanie Loves section!

Some other random stuff I love about this book (bear with me, most of this is what I furiously jotted down onto the title page while reading because I couldn't bear to put it down, nor could I risk forgetting all my thoughts, because after such a mind-blowing read, it was bound to happen): the secondary characters. Cheryl, Andrew's immensely grounded wife, is a dynamic character I enjoyed getting to know, who's all of kickass and lovable. Buddy, one of Andrew and Sothum's acquaintances (the third of their Three Wise Fools, as they call themselves) exudes a natural but so very real dislikability, which, go figure, made me like him (a little). Jorgensen certainly displays his ability to bring a story to life in Speculation, down to the last illumination of the senses and tug of the heart. Complete with jarring revelations of Sothum's death, of Andrew's present, swirling, nostalgic recollections of a developmental and significant past, Speculation is a meandering dissertation on not only philosophy, but also on logic, emotions, and arguments between religion and mathematics.

Andrew's decision to either take the money or the sealed envelope (and SPOILER SPOILER There IS a decision, this isn't one of those dumb books where it's open-ended and the author says 'it's up to you to decide what our protagonist does next') isn't even what is most important in Speculation. Rather, Jorgensen's contemplations of, through the resonating characters of Sothum and Andrew, the essence of money, the implications of interpersonal relationships, secret lives, time, and ultimately, in life, what truly matters most, are most expressive.

I certainly would read this one again, but I think the story and plot would be ruined for me, just because I know how it ends, and because I know how significant it is. That's the only reason why I'm not giving it my special crème de la crème award (aka 10 hearts puahaha). There's nothing Jorgensen could have done to better it, because it's just the nature of the book; unfortunately, for me, it might thus be a dull second-read. But seriously, everything else about it is absolute perfection, at least in my philosophy-philic mind. I'd reread it solely for the purpose of inspecting and overanalyzing (again) the pure written prowess of Edmund Jorgensen through Sothum's ability to completely fuck my brain over. Maybe as a piece of fiction, it could fade out, but as an utter paragon for philosophy, I'd say it's a keeper.

Stephanie Loves: "Habit and routine are what make my life possible here. My stepfather used to say that the difference between the two was that routines were hard to get into and habits were hard to break. He may have been right, but these days I can't notice much that distinguishes them. I would sooner break my leg than one of my routines, and my days are so fully planned that they leave little room for new habits to creep in."

Radical Rating: 
9 hearts: Loved it! This book has a spot on my favorites shelf. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

♥♥♥♥♥♥: Salt City by Robert C. Fleet and Giveaway!

Release Date: March 23rd, 2012
Publisher: Red Frog Publishing
Page Count: 247
Source: Complimentary copy provided by author, via Innovative Online Book Tours, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review (thank you!), as part of the Salt City book tour

Syracuse, upstate New York. The “Salt City.” An apartment building on the edge of The Projects—and Anne Malloy dies, thrown out of a sixth floor window, an apparent suicide, while Mark Cornell watches. Mark was there for a purpose, his part‐time gig being to snap incriminating photos for a divorce lawyer who happily takes cases over the phone. Watching the apartment was Mark’s assignment.

But this assignment has a problem: Mark learns that “Anne Malloy” had died months before, leaving behind a grieving husband. So who is this woman?

It’s 1976, before cellphones, internet, and all the easy ways of satisfying curiosities, so Mark Cornell’s search for a name to give the victim makes him a foot soldier slogging personally through the facts. And, as those facts pile up, Mark discovers that he really shouldn’t be playing detective, stumbling across the thin line between commerce and crime.
What Stephanie Thinks: Fleet exhibits a rich, literary voice through the eyes of Mark Cornell, a young and intelligent SUNY student who has, to both his excitement and horror, been tangled up in the suicide of Anne Malloy, in Salt City. Mark is a fresh character, and as clever as he is, he is still tremendously naïve, even if he doesn't like to think so. He never asked to play detective; all he was assigned to do was follow the woman around to gather evidence for a divorce case. But as the only eyewitness for her fall through a sixth story window, detective is the role he plays throughout the book, whether he likes it or not.

Even though this book is supposed to be a thriller, I'm disappointed to say the 'rush' of it isn't very exciting. There are some scenes I can tell were written to pump adrenaline, but they fall miserably, miserably flat. The plot is not engaging and moves too slowly to constitute for a solid suspense novel, and the character dynamic is so weak, I didn't get that satisfying That was a great book feeling by the book's end. The mystery aspect is also inadequate as well, the rising action meek, and the solution dissatisfying and ambiguous.

However, I am impressed with two things: the concept and gruesomeness of Anne Malloy's 'murder', despite the fact that she supposedly died months ago, and Fleet's writing style. The action of the novel itself may be unremarkable, but I love what the author does to manipulate the narration. Mark's first person voice is consistent and ever-descriptive, excellent in highlighting the heights of Syracuse and the frights of a repulsive crime.

Though the shock factor of this 'thriller' failed me, the elaborate and smooth style and the intrigue of the storyline make up for it. I don't see myself picking this one up again, but if you'd like to try it as a quick—but beware, rather dull—read, be my guest.

Stephanie Loves: "The card had been lying in Anne Malloy's face when I'd put my coat over its memory. She'd been holding the small rectangle of thin cardboard, I imagined, when her left hand became a part of her face. People will hold on to anything when falling. Sometimes it keeps you from hitting the ground."

Radical Rating: 6 hearts: Satisfying for a first read, but I'm not going back. ♥♥♥♥♥♥

Giveaway!


Thanks to the author and IO Book Tours, there is ONE copy of Salt City up for grabs! To enter, all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below:

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Giveaway runs through June 30th, 2012 at 11.59 pm (EST).
Open to all readers (INT included)!
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Shadow Visions promo and giveaway!

Brought to you by the lovely Innovative Online Book Tours...

When the last shadow warrior falls, so will all humanity.
Second book in the Shadow Warriors series...

A shadow warrior on a mission, Manuel must track down a demon who is sacrificing women marked with hummingbird tattoos. He is in danger of losing his humanity to his eagle spirit until he comes across Ixa Reyes, a beautiful San Diego detective working on the same case, who also bears the mark of the Aztec sun god. She is his salvation and redemption from a past filled with failure. Only she wants nothing to do with him or her heritage.

When a demon kidnaps her grandfather, the wind god, they must work together to save him and all mankind. Manuel has twenty-four hours to help Ixa control her elemental power over wind—that is if he can control his own desires to claim her body and soul. Because if he should fail this time, the god of war will usher in a new era filled with blood and destruction such as the world has never known.

Warning: This story contains an ancient Aztec warrior struggling to control the beast within, a heroine more than able to match his strength, demons out for their very souls, and a battle that may very well determine the fate of all humanity.
Connect with Gabriella Hewitt!
We've got a great giveaway for y'all today! Thanks to the Gabriella, there is one copy of Shadow Visions up for grabs — winner's choice of print or eBook format. Woohoo!

To enter, all you've got to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
Giveaway runs through July 4th, 2012 at 11.59 pm (EST).
Open to all readers (INT included! However, only US residents may enter for a print copy; INT readers can enter for the eBook)
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤
Good luck!

Friday, June 8, 2012

❤author: Chris Semal Interview and Giveaway!

❤ Today, as part of a fantastic book tour alongside JKS Communications, I'm thrilled to welcome author, Chris Semal, to the blog today. Welcome to ¡Miraculous!, Chris! Will you please share a short bio with us?

Sure. I’m a native New Yorker and have lived here all my life. Though I love to travel, I am always glad to come back.

I was a semi-pro musician, singer, and songwriter throughout the 80's and 90's: this led to lots of the experiences, good and bad, imagined and otherwise, that populate my novel, Trial of Tears. I’ve released a couple of CD’s under the lewscannnon heading and still play the occasional gig with my band, Three Way Crash.

I attended the University of Miami to study Music Engineering, and came back north to do the only obvious thing possible, becoming a municipal bond broker and eventually working as a consultant building financial models.

In the early part of the millennium, between consulting and band gigs, I wanted to expand on the 80 or so words used in writing song lyrics to the 80,000 I would need for a novel. In doing this, I discovered a passion for developing plots and characters. That brings us to my debut black comedy thriller set in New York City’s music industry, Trial Of Tears (available in both eBook and paperback from Cannon Publications).

Tell us little bit about it then.


‘Pulp Fiction’ meets ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ in this tough, funny, sexy and fast-paced story.

Pete Watts is a former undercover narcotics cop who got way too close to his job. He now runs a music rehearsal studio in which all manner of eccentric musicians come through. His soon to be ex-girlfriend is a talented singer with a sleazy manager who is in the habit of giving his clients drug habits, occasionally overdosing them to move their recordings up the charts, with the full support of the shady entertainment company for whom he works.

This universe of people is inexorably drawn into a war between two violent drug gangs, viewed through the perspective of the Napoleonic leader of one gang. He has recently signed on a strange, but beautiful ex-mercenary, who wears makeup in the form of multi-colored tears running down her face. These tears are, in fact, decals on which different poisons are concealed, hence the title. Some survive the Trial of Tears, some don’t. The story’s taut climax is set in a posh townhouse in which only the courageous will emerge unscathed.

While it certainly has its share of humor, action and suspense, it is also a story of friendship and redemption, as well as a love letter to New York City.

Sounds thrilling! Most interesting is how you write about what you know, what you're passionate about. What inspired you to write it and then how did you get published? Tell us your call story.


Music is my first love and I like nothing more than reading a good thriller, so combining the two was a natural progression. Having some of the book set in a music rehearsal studio enables interesting minor characters to move the plot and characterization along nicely. I decided to take publishing into my own hands after some years of frustration with the industry and starting Cannon Publications was the best thing I’ve done with it. This story doesn’t ‘slot’ well and this way it gets the personal attention it deserves. 

❤ How did you arrive at writing thriller and suspense? Is there any other genre you'd like to tackle in the future? 

I write in the style that I like to read: a fast-paced story with good dialogue and a certain amount of unpredictability as to what will happen to the characters. I don’t go venturing off into wildly unchartered territory and introduce characters in the last chapters that solve the mystery, but I don’t want the reader to be able to guess along too easily, either. The next book planned is the sequel to this story, so it won’t be a significant departure, but I have other ideas in the pipeline that won’t deal with the sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll that is prevalent in Trial of Tears. The next publication will be my novella, Time Flies, which is more of a coming of age story. As a native, I do like to use New York City as a setting. It is a fertile ground for both narrative and characters.

❤ How much of your actual life gets written into your fictional stories?

I can’t speak for other writers, but there’s an aspect of my personality in every major character in my stories. None of them are me, but I can relate to the way each of them thinks and acts. Inhabiting them makes them believable. If this story was real, it would undoubtedly have been written from a jail cell. The friendship and dialogue between the two main male characters is loosely based on the relationship I have with my oldest friend. I like to think that my love of music shows up in the scenes in which the characters are either playing or listening, as well.


❤ How would you describe your writing style and tone?

It’s as if Stephen King, Nelson Demille, and Nick Hornby got stuck overnight in an elevator with a bottle of cheap gin.

❤ 
Pure brilliance, then? :) Give aspiring writers a piece of advice you wish you had known before getting published.

The first draft of the story should be read by no one but yourself. I know it’s a magnificent achievement and should be celebrated. Open up that bottle you’ve been saving for the occasion. Seriously, congratulations! This is no mean feat. Then let the manuscript sit for a week before you start to reread it. I know it’s the best thing since sliced bread, but don’t forget, no one has an ugly baby.

It’s the same thing with my music. Whenever I write and record a new song, it’s a magnificent piece of music that will surely cement my legacy in the pantheon of great composers. Hey, some of them still sound pretty good when I play them now, but at the first blush of conception, the less listenable sound just as good as the best ones. After finishing the first draft, do a bunch of other stuff for a little while that has nothing to do with writing and cleanse your palate. Whatever you do, don’t give in to everyone’s “Oh, that’s wonderful. I’d love to read it!” Believe me, what that story looks like eight months down the road won’t bear much resemblance to what you first put on paper. Hopefully, the story will remain more or less intact, though it’s malleable, too. What will improve drastically is the writing, especially if this is a first novel. I was so proud of Trial of Tears when I first finished it — I couldn’t wait to show it to everyone and send it out to agents. There’s a reason agents don’t want to deal with debut novels and novelists.

❤ Ahahaha. Enthusiasm of a prodigy, I suppose ;) What about you would surprise your readers?

That I don’t live in a padded cell. Seriously, the same way that actors who play effective movie villains get verbally assaulted in the street, don’t get the artist and his work mixed up. My stories are fiction. In real life, I’m a fairly laid-back individual, especially for a New Yorker, though I did have my moments when I was younger.

❤ What's a question you always want to be asked during interviews? How would you answer it?

How does it feel to be on top of the NY Times best-seller list?

Good, pretty f****** good!

❤ LOL. What’s the most interesting comment you have ever received about your novel?

One thing I am hearing quite a bit is that readers want to know a lot more about my female antagonist, Alice. She’s the inspiration for the cover and title of the book, but doesn’t make her entrance until the fifth chapter and then comes back for the balance of the story in the ninth chapter. In this story, I treat her a little like the monster of well-made horror movie. You don’t want to overexpose her early in the story. She’s a woman with quite a backstory and presence.

 What's next for you?

Later this year, I’ll be putting out my novella, Time Flies. Once I get done with the initial spate of publicity for Trial of Tears, I’ll get cracking on Reign of Tears, the sequel, which picks the story up a year later. I’m six chapters in and having a good time writing it. I’m fond of the characters that populate the little universe and it’s nice getting back in touch with them. I get a little sad when I have to kill one of them off. But what the hell, I can always come up with another.

Ahh the power of the writer. Where can you be found on the web?

News, links, and my blog can be found at my website.

Giveaway!
Thanks to Chris and JKS Communications, we've got one copy of Trial of Tears up for grabs — winner's choice of eBook or print.To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Easy peasy. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour, (schedule found here) as well!
Giveaway runs through June 30thth, 2012 at 11.59 pm (EST).
Open to all readers, international included! However, international readers may only enter for the eBook copy.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤
Good luck!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Desires Unleashed promo and giveaway!

Brought to you by the lovely Innovative Online Book Tours...

Desires Unleashed is the first novel in the riveting, highly-addictive and sexually-charged Knights of the Darkness Chronicles.
Experience the heart-pounding thrill of the chase in this electrifying page-turner as you uncover the mystery behind the series of gruesome killings that have been terrorizing the citizens of Chicago.

When a grisly decapitated corpse pops up on a Chicago Street, drained of blood, the highly-trained, government-funded special police force assigned two of their best detectives to the case. S.U.I.T. Detectives Warren Davis and Matthew Eric delve deep into their investigation to discover just who or what is leaving mutilated bodies in public places. They soon realize that the killer or killers is one step ahead of them and if they are going to stop the menace before another innocent human is viciously attack, they are going to need help.

Natasha Hemingway liked her life just the way it was... normal and supernatural-free. The vampires and shape-shifters were just where she wanted them to be--far away from her. All was going well until an unfortunate accident landed her in the hospital. It was then that she discovered she had an ability that could help her save countless lives. All of a sudden, she finds herself thrust into the dangerous and alluring world of the supernatural and into the arms of two very sexy and deadly vampires.

Original, gritty and sprinkled with just the right amount of humor and wit, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won't forget. You don't want to miss out on this amazing series!
Connect with D.N. Simmons!
We've got a great giveaway for y'all today! Thanks to the author, there is one copy of Desires Unleashed up for grabs — winner's choice of print or eBook format. Woohoo!

To enter, all you've got to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
Giveaway runs through June 28th, 2012 at 11.59 pm (EST).
Open to all readers (INT included)!
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤
Good luck!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

❤ tribute to zayn malik

I can't even asdkfjalkdfjalka;fd
I apologize in advance this post won't be coherent or make sense or anything, it's just a bunch of lovely pictures that make my brain go numb.
Not that, in the presence of very cute boys, I'm ever very intelligible.
But dear GOD. Look at him. 
Name: Zayn Malik
Age: 19
Location: London, England (though these days he's crazy busy on tour with One Direction)
Status: In a motherfuckin relationship
♥: the brooding eyes, the sharp nose and cheekbones, the irresistible hair, the smoke in his voice, the quiet badboy image (he's an actual player, goddammit — that's sin), the face the face the face
Stalk him: Tweeeeta