Thursday, April 17, 2014

Deserted Island with Melissa from Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Weekly Feature here at Snowdrop Dreams  of Books where authors and bloggers share what five books and what five other items they would want with them if they were ever stuck on a  deserted island and why they chose them. Some posts are serious, some  are extremely silly and some are mixture. Check back every week to see what your favourite authors and bloggers would pick. Click here if you would like to participate.
Melissa Eclectic BookshelfI'm excited to welcome Melissa to be a part of the Deserted Island feature here on my blog. Melissa is the blogger over at Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf. I love her Cat Thursday posts! We are both big cat lovers and book lovers. And well I love her reason for picking The Bible as one of her books... it's pretty much the same reasons I would read it through too.

5 books:

1The Complete Works of Shakespeare -  It would give me quite a bit of reading and re-reading time and I've always felt that I should read more of The Bard.
2.  The Complete Sherlock Holmes - I've loved Holmes since I was a child and would love the time to read and reread all the stories.
3.  The Bible - I'm not really religious, but I've always thought that it would be great to have read the whole Bible. Not only would I be able to kick some butt on Jeopardy...but I'd be much more educated during discussions...assuming I escape the island!
4.  SAS Survival Handbook - When not escaping from my situation, I'll need help dealing with it!
5. A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants - I'd need to know what I could safely eat!  

5 Items:

1. A Tent - I love nature...but I need a little bit of separation to feel it would give me plenty of time to build a shelter
2. A Sleeping bag - No matter how hot it is...I can't sleep without heavy blankets...and I think sleep will be crucial to survival
3. A Swiss Army Knife - Self explanatory
4. BlastMatch Fire Starter - I probably won't have anything to cook (What does a vegetarian need to cook on an island?) but fire will be crucial for surviving cold nights, chasing off unwelcome critters, and of course...reading after the sun sets.
5. A First Aid kit - last thing I need to to die from a scratch due to lack of antibiotics! Plus I also get horrid headaches and would need medicine with me.

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Thanks Melissa!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

99 cent SALE! BIRD AFTER BIRD by Leslea Tash

BIRD AFTER BIRD by Leslea Tash is out now, and on sale for 99 CENTS!

Dear Birdy, Princess Birdzilla von MuffinStuff, Keeper of Dreams, Lover of our Fine Feathered Friends, queen of my life and light of my world, I hope this letter finds you well. If you are reading this then I am gone, and sweetheart, I am so sorry.

Chi-town professional Wren Riley is 25 and a rising star in the business world. She can eat a man alive and laugh about it to her girlfriends in seconds flat--and she does, on the regular. Behind the power suits and the flashing, flirty eyes, however, Wren has a secret, vulnerable side. Following a devastating loss and the discovery of a bird journal she and her father made together years before, Wren sets out to seek peace, closure, and something she just can't name. Is that something tied to the little paper cranes she keeps finding along the way?

Laurence Byrd grew up a lanky Hoosier kid with the good/bad fortune of having the same name as the state's perennial basketball legend. With a better affinity for dogs than sports or school, he ends up in the Army instead of the Chicago art school of his dreams. Still, his service to our country is something he can be proud of--until an argument with the girl who means the world to him results in a series of events that blows his life apart. With no one left to understand him, black sheep Laurie pours out his heart into letters and drawings he never intends to send--then he folds them into paper cranes that he leaves behind like messages in little winged bottles. He never dreams someone might be finding them.

God damn it, Sylvia, for a few moments I tricked myself into feeling really alive. I cut it off before anyone got hurt, but just for a moment or two, I really thought I might feel something again--something like trust. Something like love. Not the kind of love we had, but something new. Something like hope.

Spoiler alert: Wren and Laurie are going to meet. And when they do, their lives are never going to be the same.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Orphan Station Review Tour Sign Ups

I'm helping my friend and new author, John Kent, to organize a review tour. We recently held a book blitz and are now asking bloggers who are interested in reviewing a copy of Orphan Station to SIGN UP for the tour.

Orphan Station will be available in PDF or ePub formats for this tour. And the tour will run from May 1st through May 18th. So if you would like to read this wonderful YA SCI-FI, please SIGN UP HERE and spread the word!

If you want to know more about the book, you can check out my review of the book here

Cheers and thanks for helping spread the word.
Orphan Station by John Kent
March 9, 2014

Currently available via iBooks and
Coming soon for other ebook formats.

Those on Orphan Station were hardened officers, working to ensure the safe and efficient transition of passengers traveling from Earth to the new colony in the Eta Cassiopeia star system.

They certainly weren’t prepared for the arrival of Selene Sotana.

When her father died, the military men of Orphan Station became Selene’s family, the corridors of the station her playground. There, Selene could be princess or cosmonaut, destined for greatness as she found new ways to save the universe from space pirates and aliens.

Selene’s life was perfect until the day the captain called on her to save a real ship. Could she be the hero of her dreams? More importantly, could she keep her secrets from the passengers she saved?

Saturday, April 12, 2014


After getting this in my email the other day, I knew I had to share it. It's a profound book and I think it can help so many people.

Help Honor the 15th Year of SPEAK with Laurie Halse Anderson and RAINN!

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