Author Archives: What The Cat Read
With so many exciting books coming out this year, the felines thought it would be fun to do a monthly post showcasing titles that they are anxious to get their paws on. Here are their picks for this month. =^-^=
Sara’s Choice: Lailah (The Styclar Saga #1) by Nikki Kelly
Expected publication: October 7th 2014 by Feiwel and Friends
Willow’s Choice: Poison Fruit (Agent of Hel #3) by Jacqueline Carey
Expected publication: October 7th 2014 by Roc
Let us first start off this review by saying we are big fans of our feline cousin Tartar Sauce (Aka Grumpy Cat). We follow her adventures on Facebook and Twitter, and we always enjoy visiting her website. So when we learned of this book, we insisted that our human pick up a copy for us to read. Let us say it was well worth it, murr! This was truly an enjoyable and humorous book. Grumpy’s advice on how to live a Grumpy lifestyle made us purr with delight. Between the illustrations and short text on each page, this quick read will surely brighten anyone’s day. It’s a novelty item which all readers will enjoy, whether four legged or two. Read it in one sitting, or read it over the span of a few days. However you plan on tackling it, prepare for a book that will leave a smile on your face once the last page has been turned. =^.^=
Feline Favorite Lines:
These are just a few of Grumpy’s bits of advice that we got a chuckle out of. We hope you find them as amusing as we did, murr! =^.^=
“Don’t be afraid to tell someone how you really feel. Bonus points if they start crying.”
“People are like balls of yarn. For the most part they’re boring and useless, but I still get a lot of pleasure out of watching them unravel.”
“It’s always good to have a partner in crime. You need someone to blame when people start asking questions.”
“When writing your own life story, be the villain.”
Today J.A. Souders and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for REBELLION, book 3 in the Elysium Chronicles releasing in June 5, 2015! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to win the books below, murr! =^.^=
Publisher: TOR Teen
Release Date: June 9, 2015
Series: Elysium Chronicles #3
Other Books in the Series:
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About the Author:
J.A. SOUDERS is the author of the Elysium Chronicles and lives in the land of sunshine and palm trees with her husband and two children where she spends her time writing about the monsters under the bed, day dreaming about living in an underwater colony, and failing miserably at playing video games.
1 winner will receive both ELYSIUM and REVELATIONS (books 1 & 2 in the series), plus the e-shorts, and a copy of ASK AGAIN LATER by Liz Czukas. If you have J.A.s books already, she will do an amazon or book depository gift card of the same value. To enter, simply click on the Rafflecopter link below!
Yeah, we are suckers for Phantom of the Opera adaptations. This one sounds intriguing and we’re giving serious thought toward reading it at some point, murr! =^.^=
Publisher: Boot in the Door Publications
Date Released: April 6, 2014
Christine Dadey’s family uprooted their lives and moved to Houston for her to attend the prestigious Rousseau Academy of Dance. Now, two years later, Christine struggles to compete among the Academy’s finest dancers, her parents are on the brink of divorce, and she’s told no one about her debilitating performance anxiety and what she’s willing to do to cope with it.
Erik was a ballet prodigy, a savant, destined to be a star on the world’s stage, but a suspicious fire left Erik’s face horribly disfigured. Now, a lonely phantom forced to keep his scars hidden, he spends his nights haunting the theater halls, mourning all he’s lost. Then, from behind the curtain he sees the lovely Christine. The moldable, malleable Christine.
Drawn in by Erik’s unwavering confidence, Christine allows herself to believe Erik’s declarations that he can transform her into the dancer she longs to be. But Christine’s hope of achieving her dreams may be her undoing when she learns Erik is not everything he claims. And before long, Erik’s shadowy past jeopardizes Christine’s unstable present as his obsession with her becomes hopelessly entangled with his plans for revenge.
I cast about. Was he behind me?
“Van, are you messing with me?”
“Your technique is flawless, but you stifle your gift with it.”
To my left. He was behind the curtain to my left.
“Who’s there?” The voice had a gravelly edge to it. There was no way it was Van’s high-pitched, juvenile speech.
Rather than answer me, the guy continued his critique. “You worry too much about your form. You should trust your body to do what it’s trained to do.”
I trod over and yanked back a curtain. “Who’s there? Are you one of the Diamondbacks?” That of course was ludicrous, because the only formation they knew was on a football field.
Then it dawned on me. “Oh, you’re a security guard. Well, I was about to leave,” I explained to him. “I was looking for Evander Woodruff, and I—”
“I’m a dancer.”
“I’m a dancer.”
“Oh. A member of the company?”
“Not this company.”
“What company are you with?”
“You’re not making sense. And where are you?” I twisted my head like an owl.
“Behind the curtains.”
“Yeah, I got that.” It sounded like he’d moved so I did a one-eighty to follow his path. “But why?”
He hesitated. “It’s what works for me.”
“Let’s just say I have my reasons.” His tone was superior and sounded strangely familiar. “But I saw your dancing,” he said. “And your technique really is outstanding, but you’re uptight and it shows.”
“Excuse me.” I sputtered.
“Don’t be offended.” He chuckled. “I just think some of your steps were stiff and it needed to be pointed out.”
“And you think you’re the one to do that.”
“Well, yeah. It doesn’t seem anyone at this ridiculous school knows how to help you.”
About the Author:
I’m not the typical author. I didn’t always enjoy reading or writing. While in school, I found it to be a chore I’d just as soon skip. I would rather have been daydreaming, my favorite past time. It wasn’t until I grew up and didn’t have to, that I realized reading was fun. I soon discovered that reading fueled my daydreaming. So, remembering a short story I’d written in high school, I began imagining expanding that story into a book. Before long I found I had loads of ideas for not just the short story but other books and stories as well. Fast forward a few years, a lot of studying about writing, practicing my writing, studying some more, taking classes from people who knew what they were doing, studying and practicing yet more, and ta-dah, author! In the same way I had learned I loved reading, I learned I loved writing, too. It’s just that writing is a lot harder than reading.
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