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.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Emily's House by Natalie Wright Book Tour & Giveaway

 Title: Emily's House
Author: Natalie Wright
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: * * * *
Publishers Date: Nov 7, 2011
Paperback: 320 pages

Fourteen-year-old Emily Adams is flunking math - and life. But Emily has a secret, one that she has kept even from her best friends. Soon the ancient legacy coursing through her veins will force her secret to be revealed. Dormant for over a thousand years, an evil has arisen and this time, it will destroy anyone - or anything - that stands in its way.
 Three teens embark on a dangerous journey and risk everything. For Emily, the fate of her friends - and her world - lies in her hands.
 In a place where anything is possible, will Emily finds the skills - and courage -she needs to save the world from darkness?
Emily's House is a tale that blends Celtic mysticism, spirituality and ancient secrets with science and modern technology. Travel with Emily as she unlocks the secrets of her Celtic ancestors on a mystical journey to the inner house and beyond.

I spent my formative years on a farm in Ohio, a fertile place for an inquisitive mind and active imagination. I have always enjoyed writing, drawing and creating and in my earliest years I wanted to be a book writer and illustrator. I have an undergraduate degree in Art Education but chose to go to law school rather than teach. I spent almost 20 years in the legal field but never lost my thirst to create. I believe that having worked in the field of Family Law and Divorce Mediation has provided valuable inspiration for my character development and dialogue.
My first novel, "Emily's House," was over three years in the making and I enjoyed the process every step of the way! What started out as a vision of a gold arm bracelet hovering over a green field became a story about two generations of magical women, born a thousand years apart.
"Emily's House" is the first in a series of three. Book 2, "Emily's Trial," should be available in the Fall of 2012 and Book 3, "Emily's Heart," will follow in 2013.
In the meantime, look for Natalie's foray into Science Fiction with her debut Sci Fi novel, "The Deep Beneath," due out late Spring, 2012.
While I grew up on a farm in the midwest, I now live in the high Sonoran desert of Tucson, Arizona with my husband, young daughter and dog, Molly. I enjoy traveling and had the great fortune to win a trip to Ireland in 2010 - a trip that I greatly needed to do research for Emily's House. I gather inspiration from nature and from observation of the human experience.
I enjoy interaction with readers and welcome your questions and comments on my blog, or on Facebook, or on Twitter, @NatalieWright_

If you like time travel, Celtic references, mysteries, and a kick butt red head, you're going to love this book. I just love the stance of Emily on the cover. You can see her courage and slight cockiness in those crossed arms and determined stance. Emily's had a tough life since her mom died at the age of seven and she's been raised by her evil aunt and totally oblivious dad. Travel with her on her adventures to save her friends and her world.
I guarantee you won't regret it.


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Natalie said...

Thank you for hosting me Lisa! Good luck to all who enter the giveaway.

Nicholas Denmon said...

Following your blog! If you want, check mine out

Author of For Nothing

Kimberly R. said...

Yes if I could!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

petite said...

A very thought provoking question. It takes great courage to act like that. I would though. bencanada1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Charissa Jackson said...

I would if I could, but I know I would be very scared.

nayjf said...

I like to think I would be brave and clever enough to do so. It is my hope however that I won't have to and can live out adventures in books instead.

blanshire said...

I would do everything in my power to save a friend. Anyways too bad I can't join this giveaway. orz
But good luck to everyone!

Sassy said...

Yes! I'd do everything I could, even though I'd be shaking with fear lol.

Dovile said...

I'd do it, but I'd be scared all the time.

IdentitySeeker said...

I'm fascinated by the premise of this book. Anything even remotely Celtic in nature has got my attention. Thanks for this lovely post:)

Best wishes,
Sarah Bibi Setar

Steph said...

Great post!! I'll have to check into this book & add it to my TBR list!

Carrie said...

I really want to read this!

jwhitus said...

First...the cover looks AWESOME!! I love kick butt girl MC's!!

Anonymous said...

I think I would. I'd be scared, but one life is not worth billions more.
Alyssa Sooklal

Christina Fiorelli said...

I love Celtic mythology and the characters sound awesome!

Brittany C. said...

Thank you for taking the time to do this giveaway :) Yes I would, if I could :)

Kaitlyn said...

Sounds like a good story. I would absolutely risk everything.

Stephanie said...

You don't hear about a lot of books with celtic mythology so it sounds like a really intriguing concept!

dv8 said...

I want to see an ancient curse that makes someone good at math.

desitheblonde said...

i have andwilldo it any time agian

desi the blonde at msn dot com

Julie W said...

I just love everything about this book, probably because I really love time travel, Celtic references and mysteries, so to get all of that in one book is heaven for me! I love to meet authors who grew up in Ohio, because that's where I'm from, but to discover one as accomplished as Natalie is really great! Thanks so much for bringing this amazing book and author to my attention and for the giveaway:)
To answer the question, yes, I think I would do anything, especially for my friends!
jwitt33 at live dot com

Emily @ Falling For YA said...

Looks interesting. I always love a main character named Emily for obvious reasons ^.~

C ssm said...

Another trilogy. Looking forward to all 3 books.

Rica said...

this books sounds awesome

Cayce said...

Sounds interesting. I love time travel books :)

zoey said...

sounds great! (although I read a little bit different kind of books), I'll check this book out :)

Krista said...

I like the Celtic background. Very unique.

Unknown said...

Yes, I would do whatever it took to save my loved ones!

This book sounds great! A nice change from the norm - intriguing. I have to read it now to find out what's going on!!

Thank you so much for the giveaway chance!

Gena Robertson

Miss Videl said...

Wow.. that's a nice story.. I'd feel more excited about Time travel story then..

Thanx for this Giveaway..


Persephone said...

I can't say for sure that I would jump in to save the world but maybe, just maybe I would.

Thanks for the giveaway.
wingedpersephone at gmail dot com

Ms. Em said...

Who wouldn't?

Anjana Vasan said...

Thanks 4 the giveaway!

FireStarBooks said...

I totally would! Or else there is nothing to risk to save!

Tina B said...

I would risk pretty much anything, including myself. This books sounds like it will make an interesting read. I don't read a lot of YA, but do like a few. Congrats on your first novel!

Jolene and Family said...

Hmm, Celtic Mythology.....I'm intrigued. Sounds like a good read

My Book Obssession said...

Yes I would do anything to save my friends and world, even if they wouldn't do it for me!