Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Friday, September 29, 2017

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway For STELLA MARIS By Marita A. Hansen

Stella Maris
The Legendary Rosaries #1
Marita A. Hansen
Genre: YA Fantasy, PNR.
Date of Publication: Sept 29, 2017
ISBN: 9781548606749
Number of pages: 320 pdf
Cover Artist: We Got You Covered

At her first Confirmation lesson, Catherine Lovich is given a beautiful rosary known as the Stella Maris. Unaware of the danger attached to it, she accepts the gift, soon discovering that each bead on the rosary holds a unique power, powers that only Merges can use.
Descended from angels and demons, Merges have the innate ability to manipulate the elements as well as bring the past to the present through dreams.

After meeting Christopher Laboure on her first day back at Agnaru High, Catherine learns that the arrogant but heavenly-looking boy is a Merge—like herself. But unlike Catherine, Christopher is a Seraph, a Merge who controls the fire beads.

When a heated kiss goes wrong, Christopher finds out that Catherine is wearing the Stella Maris—the water rosary his grandfather wants to destroy.

Along with its owner.

STELLA MARIS will transport you into a realm where nothing is what it seems and everything holds hidden danger.

Teaser Excerpt:

Her eyes widened. She quickly backed up into the locker, fear colouring her expression. I knew why. The fire inside of me had lit up my eyes, turning them from brown to red. I clenched my
hands into fists, willing them to change back, the flames already trying to
burst forth. But it wouldn’t stop, my panic and hers now fueling the fire.


NATIONALITY: I am a New Zealander
with Croatian heritage.

SPORTS: As a teenager my
favourite sports were karate, badmington, and running. I also did unarmed
combat and played in a touch rugby team (my gym teacher made me do the last
one!) Now, I stick to coaching soccer and running. I have completed two
marathons, numerous half-marathons and one 30K run.

CAREER PATH: I started off as a
Graphic Designer, then went to Auckland University, where I got a BA degree in
Art History and Italian Studies and a post-graduate Honours degree in Art
History. I worked in the Art History field, then became a full-time artist,
doing commissions. I eventually lost all of my senses and gave it up to be a
writer :)

BAD HABITS: I'm a major
procrastinator, I stay up way too late writing, and I get distracted easily
unless it's doing something I love.

STATUS: Married to my high school
sweetheart (which he hates me calling him). We have two kids.

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