My book cover is going to be revealed almost a month from now. On January 14, 2014! But here's the awesome thing. YOU CAN SIGN UP TO HELP WITH THE REVEAL, if you want to.
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layers and layers of sand
finding out who you are.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Ultraviolet Catastrophe book blurb: Quantum Electrodynamics. String Theory. Schrödinger's cat. For sixteen-year-old Lexie Kepler, they’re just confusing terms in her science textbooks, until she finds out that her parents have been drugging her to suppress her outrageous IQ. Now BranstonAcademy, a school run by the world’s most powerful scientists, has tracked her down and is dying for her to attend - as a research subject.
She takes refuge at Quantum Technologies, a secret scientific community where her father works as a top-notch scientist, and begins her new life as “girl genius” at Quantum High. But the assignments at her new school make the Manhattan Project look like preschool - and Lexie barely survived freshman algebra.
Her first big assignment – creating an Einstein-Rosen bridge – is also her first chance to prove she can hold her own with the rest of QT's prodigies. But while working with the infuriatingly hot Asher Rosen, QT’s teen wonder, Lexieuncovers a mistake in their master equation. Instead of a wormhole, the machine they’re building would produce deadly ultraviolet rays that could destroy the world.
When the lead scientist on their project turns up as apopsicle in the cryo chamber, Lexie learns that the “mistake” in the equation is actually a carefully crafted plan to sabotage Quantum Technologies. And all signs point to BranstonAcademy being the culprit. Now Lexie and Asher have to use their combined brainpower to stop Branston from stealing the plans and selling the doomsday device to the highest bidder, before everyone at QT is caught in the ultraviolet catastrophe.
My Review: Weeks after reading UVC I'm still thinking of it. Lexie proved to herself and her new friends that she is strong. I could relate to her. I love the relationships she has.
I was pulled in and on my seat at the first page wondering along with the MC about what's going on. I feel sad and angry along with her when she talked to her dad. I have to say I kind of can relate to her on that. I'm not just feeling the MC, but her mom too. I'm glad we have clues. There is some what of a love triangle that I love. I want to see how both and all relationships go. You can't forget all the projects going on. There are twists you wouldn't even expect. I almost cried during some parts. I feel like I'm a part of what they are doing. It's scary what they are doing and brave. It's sad to see people turn on you. Last but not least, you'll love the references.
About the author Jamie Grey: Jamie Grey spent most of her childhood writing stories about princesses who saved the day and pretending to be a daring explorer. It wasn’t until much later that she realized she should combine the two. Now, as a tech-obsessed gamer geek, her novels mix amazing scientific developments, future worlds, and the remarkable characters that live in them.
Jamie lives in Michigan with her significant other and their pets, who luckily tolerate her overspending on tea, books, and video games. You can learn more about her at www.jamiegreybooks.com, or follow her on twitter via @jamie_grey.
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P.S. Besides my own book coming out on Thursday and UVC by Jamie Grey coming out next week you should check out the awesome books that are releasing today!
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
What I've been reading? I finished UVC! I'm in the middle of reading the LOVE, TINK series.
What I've been writing? My new WIP! This goes with both questions, I'm reading the Smashwords style guide for the upcoming publication of my poetry collection!!
What Else I've Been Up To? It's the day you've been waiting for (more than the date reveal)!! The cover reveal...
P.S. Be sure to check out Saba's blog today because she's helping with the reveal and so is Sania Heba (:
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Let's kick it off! What I'm Reading
So much more than last week!
1. I read the third book in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.
2. I read the ARC of UNBREATHABLE by Hafsah!
3. I'm about to read the ARC of ULTRAVIOLET CATASTROPHE by Jamie Grey!
What I'm Writing
Even though there is still bits and pieces left for DECIDING HIJAB I'm putting it aside finally! I've worked on it for so long. And I finally got a new idea and so I'm working on a new WIP!
What Inspires Me Right Now
My new WIP. All the August Moon prompts.
What Else I've Been Up To
The release date has been revealed. A cover reveal is in place. So is a poetry blogfest and blog tour! You can check out the details in my previous post.
Thank you and love,
Sunday, August 25, 2013
I've created my own cover or two, it's minimal unlike other people's but I'm in love with it. I found people to help me with editing.
A to Z Poetry will be published September 19, 2013 - add it on Goodreads!
Also, I am wondering who is willing to help out with the cover reveal on the 4th? And the blog tour on the week of the 16th? Let me know by filling the sign up form.
Also sign up for the poetry blogfest on the week of the 9th! The fest will have challenges and I'll be picking my four favorites at the end of the week to have a special feature in the book (with your permission of course!)
Thank you and love,
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
I'm finally doing another WUW!! And I have a surprise at the end (:
What I'm Reading
Unfortunately, nothing. But I may have an ARC of 'Ultraviolet Catastrophe' by Jamie Grey in my hands later today!
What I'm Writing
I'm revising a WIP. And getting back to my journal.
What Inspires Me Right Now
All these contests that are about to start and all the books that are being released.
What Else I've Been Up To
Remember how I tried a hand at crowdfunding and it failed? Well I have a back up plan, even though it's minimal.
Next week I will be revealing the release date for my poetry collection. I hope you are all excited because I am!! Also I will have an official call for those who want to help. Get ready and thank you!!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
I made myself a somewhat strict schedule to not going on social media that much. For once in a long while I started my day without going on social media but by writing. It felt very good!
After doing my morning routine is when I went on social media, which is two hours after I wake up. It feels great to feel the breezy weather! Instead of tweeting it feels good to actually be journaling again (: I did yoga and really did feel calm and into the movements like the past few other ones this month.
I'm a bit ahead of the schedule and it feels good to be at more I want to do this than I have to do this.
Read some blogposts for about fifteen mins, now I'm off to social media for fifteen mins, but stayed for ten mins extra. But during social media I shared my pitch to be critiqued and critiqued others. So ten mins late and I'm getting myself to write in my WIP.
After lunch I spent time on social media. And attempting to do some edits. Then some more writing. I kind of can say after noon my plan went downhill. But I'm happy with the experiment.
In a bit I'm off to be tossed into sibling world.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Best Sequel Ever: I don't know.
Currently Reading: Nothing. Unless my MS, DECIDING HIJAB counts.
Drink of Choice While Reading: Water. I'm outside Iced Coffee or Double Chocolate Frappe.
E-reader or Physical Book? Physical but occasional kindle.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School: I don't date.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance: Three Cups of Tea.
Hidden Gem Book: Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye.
Important Moment in your Reading Life: When I could stay in the bookstore long enough to finish one book.
Just Finished: Last book I read was Love, Tink by Elle Strauss.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read: Anything too fantasy or romance-y.
Longest Book You've Read: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Major book hangover because of: Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa.
Number of Bookcases You Own: One small one, but I have books all over the house in other shelves.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times: Missing Since Monday by Ann M. Martin.
Preferred Place To Read: I love reading in bed or the couch.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you've read: I don't know.
Reading Regret: Wishing I had started earlier in my childhood instead of as a tween.
Series You Started And Need To Finish: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books: How can I come up with only three!!
Unapologetic Fangirl For: Amal in Does My Head Look Big In This? By Randa Abdel-Fattah.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others: Ultraviolet Catastrophe by Jamie Grey.
Worst Bookish Habit: No sleep and I keep wanting to buy them even after I read them.
X Marks The Spot: (Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey.
Your latest book purchase: How I Lost You by Janet Gutler.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late): How I Lost You by Janet Gutler.
Monday, August 12, 2013
This is what it comes down to for the basics of poetry.
5. Can be about an experience in your life or something about nature.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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Today marks day one of the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge; that means we are talking about my elevator pitch. If you want to know all about elevator pitches and how you should think about creating one of your own, then I highly recommend that you read the post Writing An Elevator Pitch for Your Blog on StoryDam.com. Now onto my brainstorming and attempt.
My Passion: Life isn't much, but school. I'm a sensitive person and I'm always observing. I feel in love with poetry and decided to start a blog to share my original pieces.
My Audience: For a while and I still do think my readers are my sisters in faith and humanity, yet it's also becoming for fellow writers.
What I Do Here: I share a few to a lot of poems through out each month. Once a week I share my blessings and later ramble about one of them or something else that stuck out to me that certain week.
My Blog's Elevator Pitch: My blog is filled with blessings, faith and poetry about any or everything.
Am I Missing Anything? Let me know in the comments section below!
Thank you and love,
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July 7th – http://bloodoverithaca.wordpress.com/
July 8th – http://www.brookeharrison.com/
July 9th – http://themagicviolinist.blogspot.com/
July 10th – http://fida-islaih.blogspot.com/ (you're here!)
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July 12th – http://maralaurey.wordpress.com/
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July 24th – http://weirdalocity.wordpress.com/
July 25th – http://missalexandrinabrant.wordpress.com/
26th – http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com/ (We’ll be announcing the topic for next month’s chain.)