Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Blog Tour: The Morning Star (Tania Penn)

THE MORNING STAR - Tania Penn Being the daughter of Lucifer keeps seventeen year old Dawn Belial busy. For almost her entire lifetime, she has been trying to think of a way to free her
Archangel mother, Michaela, whom her father has held captive for centuries. She's also attending high school - balancing trigonometry, history, and recruiting souls for her father along with her wicked half-sister, Venus.
There has been no time for love until she meets mysterious Gabriel, a British exchange student. As they fall in love against their will, she discovers a startling secret about him, and a shocking connection to her mother that changes everything.

Author of debut young adult novel, The Morning Star. Currently working on the sequel, Equinox, as well as a chick-lit, rom-com, slightly sleazy and funny story with a twist, Catching Frogs. And, because I'm loco in the roco, I've got about 12 more on the back burner. When I'm not writing I can be found kayaking, hiking, ninja-training, traveling, and taking a ferry over to the San Juan Islands to search for the elusive creature known as the "Orca." I also am constantly adding ridiculous wants, needs, must-see's and do's to my ever expanding bucket book.

-- Top Ten Books of All Time --

1. Where the Wild Things Are:

I remember sitting in my bed, under the covers with a flashlight while my dad read me stories about a magical place, and I tried to put myself in that world with them. I read that book to my son now, although he hasn't quite embraced it yet!

2. The Shack: William P. Young

The heartbreak of reading this book -- I read it twice, I just couldn't grasp what Mack went through. I shudder every time I think of the passage, while on the camping trip, he saves one son from drowning, and while doing that act, his young daughter is kidnapped.

3. Lord of the Flies-William Golding

The conch! I was obsessed with having a conch and blowing into it and pretending to be stuck on that island. That story haunted me, there's nothing creepier then children who go from being civilized to animalistic!

4. For One More Day - Mitch Albrom

Who hasn't been in Chick's shoes, wishing they had a chance to go back and make amends with someone, to spend that one more day with someone they miss?

5. Destined to Change - Lisa M. Harley

A friend wrote and self-published this book, and I fell in love with how the characters intertwined with each other, and how destiny has a funny way of sneaking in and out of our lives, that unfortunate things happen, but something good always comes out at the other end. 

6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone - J.K. Rowling

I think all the Potter books were brilliantly written, and I wish, oh how I wish, I could go back in time and write this genius story!

7. The Outsiders

I read the book after the movie - who can't relate being in high school and being a part of, or privy to rival cliques. And when Johnny, died! Oh, I think that was the first time a book made 

me cry.

8. The Thorn Birds

I remember this book being a great undertaking, it was my dad's book and I wanted to read a grown up book. I was eight when I would sneak it in my bedroom and try to read it. It's on my list, because I love the memory of trying to take it on.

9. The Hobbit

For some reason, still unknown, my mother didn't want to buy this book for me, so I had to beg my dad to. (She didn't like the cover!) I've always been obsessed with fantasy as a child, and I loved how this took me on an adventure.

10. The Postcard Killers

James Patterson is my absolutely favorite writer, and this one didn't disappoint with it's page turning twists and turns.

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  1. Loved the Thornbirds and the Hobbit, would have to add Sense and Sensibility, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Gone with the Wind and ooh The Time Traveler's Wife and Dark Triumph and ..well you get the picture! Thanks for sharing and introducing me to this novel and author :)

  2. Oh To Kill a Mockingbird and The Time Traveler's Wife, good ones!!!