Sunday, May 3, 2015

Midnight Musings: On Past Me


Going back and reading my past posts has been a cringe-fest, to say the least. I don't know how I feel about my tween self... or rather, I know how I feel all too well.
I was far too enthusiastic, overly excited and blatantly abused the capslock button... None of which has particularly changed.

It's just funny to have things to go back on and look at. I read through some of my reviews and I'm like "Oh, really now past me, is that what you thought?". While they're an embarrassing reminder of my teen years, I guess they also offer a means through which I can connect with my past self. It's interesting how much these posts give insight into how a felt, and acted only just a few years back, and how much I've changed.

I guess it'll be interesting to look back in a couple more years time, when I'm a lot more acquainted with the ways of the world and see what I think then.

I'm back?

Hey all,
It's definitely been a while... say a couple of years?
I've only just recently stumbled across this blog again and I can't help but want to start blogging again. Things have definitely changed in the past couple of years, I don't read as much, for one. But that's solely due to my lack of time to do so and needless to say, I still enjoy reading immensely.

It's been a fair while, and my skills are a bit rusty. It took me several goes to even log into my account haha
I guess I'll kick things off with baby steps. A couple of reviews here and there. I'm hoping to just blog about little things that interest me in addition to books. Crafts, fashion, the state of the world.
Anything goes, right?

Wish me luck xx

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Far Past Midnight is on semi-hiatus

hello hello hello
Yes... I know... I haven't been blogging for weeks, maybe even months!
The reason? I'd like to blame school, which is of course partly responsible, but I think it's just me being lazy.
So... I regret to say Far Past Midnight is now on semi-hiatus **sniff sniff**
It's just too hard for me to juggle school and other stuff as well as post regularly but I'll check back every now and then and add little reviews (maybe) and perhaps, somewhere in the uncertain future, I'll get off my lazy bum and start blogging again.
For those bloggers out there who manage to blog regularly and review as well whilst studying, I highly commend you. Teach me your ways oh brilliant ones :)

Ro.
xx

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Freebie Update: Exiled

Ok, a quick note that Exiled is currently free again on Kindle. (just click the title)
Also. I won't be able to update for the next 2-3 weeks due to exams and assessments :(
I've been studying my non-existent heart out. really... I try so hard...


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Accidentally Married to... a Vampire by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Ok, Because I am completely lazy, this is a post that was sent to me from CBLS Tours to help promote Mimi Jean Pamiloff's new book as well as raise awareness about Breast Cancer Awareness. And stuff like that. It sounded like an entertaining paranormal romance... so here we are now. I assume, by the man staring intently into my eyes,  looking extremely muscular and wearing pretty much nothing, from the cover (bwahahahha) that this isn't exactly a completely innocent book. So. continue at your own risk. You have been warned.
If you do decide to push through and read thus post you'll find that I do take stuff out and add bits in. This is of course, in this super pretty colour :) Oh! There's also a giveaway at the end so yeah.


Mimi Jean Pamfiloff's ACCIDENTALLY MARRIED TO...A VAMPIRE, Book 2 in her popular "Accidentally Yours Series", recently hit #34 on the NYTimes Best Seller List (Fiction eBooks)!! "VAMPIRE" has also earned a well-deserved spot on both the Amazon and USA Today Top/Best Seller lists! To celebrate, Mimi Jean is giving away an eBook copy of not only ACCIDENTALLY MARRIED TO...A VAMPIRE, but ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE WITH...A GOD, Book 1 in the "Accidentally Yours Series", as well, to 20--yes, you read that right, 20--lucky winners!

Accidentally in Love With...a God? (Book 1, Accidentally Yours) Contemporary Paranormal Romance by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff "4.5 out of 5 Stars for Accidentally in Love With...a God? (Amazon)!"

Blurb: Twenty-two-year-old Emma Keane has a secret friend. He’s powerful, mysterious, and devastatingly handsome. In her dreams, anyway. In real life, he’s an enigma. Maybe just a teensie jealous. Definitely overbearing. He’s also a voice only she can hear. So who or what is he? He won’t say. But if she wants to be free, to be normal, Emma will have to trek to the jungles once ruled by the Mayans and find the forgotten ruin holding the answers. However, the ruthless deity she’s about to unknowingly unleash on the modern world might not be so easily extracted from her life. Bottom line, he’s got enemies, and now, so does she.

I skipped the excerpts because blogger is being a bum, and removing any paragraphs I have entered/ were entered... and going through and clicking enter 50 times isn't my cup of tea. 

Available for $0.99 at: Amazon | B&N | Smashwords





Accidentally Married to...a Vampire? (Book 2, Accidentally Yours) Contemporary Paranormal Romance by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff "4.5 out of 5 Stars for Accidentally Married to...a Vampire? (Amazon)!"

Blurb:
"If you love her, set her free. If she comes back, she’s yours. If she doesn’t...Christ! Stubborn woman! Hunt her down, and bring her the hell back; she’s still yours according to vampire law.”--Niccolo DiConti, General of the Vampire Queen’s Army.

The Determined Vampire: Niccolo DiConti has faithfully served as leader of Her Majesty’s army for over a millennium, but he’d rather sunbathe in the Sahara than spend another grueling day under his demented queen’s command. However, no one has ever left her side and lived to tell. So when a powerful goddess prophesizes he will meet his salvation—a human woman he must turn into a vampire with her consent—he eagerly rises to the challenge. After all, how hard could it be to seduce a human female into taking the immortal plunge? Harder than he thinks. Because his mate won’t be born for another three centuries, and when he wakes up in the goddess’ tomb, not only is his life a mess, but his destined female isn’t about to settle for a coldhearted vampire. Can he win her over before it’s too late? Not if his enemies have anything to do with it.

An Unwilling Bride: On the night Helena Strauss meets the fierce, devastatingly handsome vampire who saves her life in the jungles of Mexico, she knows her world will be forever changed. Because an attraction this mind blowing only comes along once in a lifetime—or existence. And when he claims she is his one true mate, destined to be his for all eternity, it’s a fairytale come true. So what if her knight in shining armor is a vampire? Nobody’s perfect. But discovering the powerful, overbearing immortal doesn’t “do love”? Deal breaker. Helena will flee and set out to accomplish the impossible…sever the otherworldly bond between them. And it turns out, Helena is just the leverage Niccolo’s enemies need to break the mighty warrior and wipe out his people.


Available for $0.99 at: Amazon | B&N | Smashwords One hundred percent (100%) of all proceeds derived from the sale of Accidentally Married to a...Vampire from Amazon and B&N on Sunday, May 6, will be donated to The Breast Cancer Foundation.
(GASP! this is where the Breast Cancer Awareness thing comes in!)

I also skipped the final book... I'm sorry. It didn't come up properly. But it's not out yet, so I guess that helps :)


About the Author:
Before taking up a permanent residence in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mimi spent time living near NYC (became a shopaholic), in Mexico City (developed a taste for very spicy food), and Arizona (now hates jumping chollas, but pines for sherbet sunsets). Her love of pre-Hispanic culture, big cities, and romance inspires her to write when she’s not busy with kids, work, and life…or getting sucked into a juicy novel. She hopes that someday, leather pants for men will make a big comeback and that her writing might make you laugh when you need it most.

Website: http://www.mimijean.net
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mimi-jean-pamfiloff/id498303364?mt=11
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/MimiJeanRomance
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mimi-Jean/218935048190356
Email: mimi@mimijean.net a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fuse by Julianna Baggott Cover! AND a Giveaway at Incandescent Enchantments

So, after my not-so-recent squeals about Pure, I was more than excited when I saw that its sequel, Fuse, now has a cover :) The summary is below as well, if you haven't read Pure then you should probably avoid it because it does contain spoilers.


After a young Wretch is abducted by the Dome and "cleansed" of her fusings and imperfections, she is only able to repeat the Dome's latest message: "We want our son returned. This girl is proof that we can save you all. If you ignore our plea, we will kill our hostages one at a time." Willux will go to any lengths to get his son Partridge back, including murder.

Partridge sacrifices himself and returns, in the hope of taking over the Dome from within, only to uncover more of his father's chilling, dark secrets. Outside the Dome, Pressia, Bradwell, and El Capitan are decoding the secrets from the past—tucked away in one of the Black Boxes—to uncover the truth that might set the wretches free of their fusings forever.

Those fighting Willux will be pushed over boundaries, both land and sea, heart and mind, in their quest—further than they ever imagined.

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Oh it's so awesome! What do you think? You likey?

Also a quick message: There's a great giveaway going on at Incandescent Enchantments, just click on the blog name to go straight to the giveaway. The only requirement is that you're a follower and you get to choose from 8 great books. (including Juliet Immortal, Blue Bloods series and Cinder) One more thing. It's INTERNATIONAL!!! YAY!

If you're looking for more giveaways, just scroll down the page and there's a new section called "Awesome Giveaways" (original, I know) on my side bar.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kindle Freebie! Moon Spell by Samantha Young


Ok, now this is just getting depressing. All my posts have been for Kindle Freebies... it just goes to show how school is ruining my reading life.... I have not read a book for 2 weeks. TWO! excluding Macbeth which is for... yep.. you guessed it. SCHOOL.

Now, I will still update with freebies and other juicy tidbits but my reviews will now become an endangered species.... but I will... i MUST post a review soon... I'll do it just to rebel against school and it's ickiness. So. This one is Moon Spell, which is the first book in the Tale of Lunamorte series by Samantha Young, who I had another freebie posted for several weeks back, Smokeless Fire, though that one's back to its original price now...

Enter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance...
It’s bad enough feeling different among the human crowd, but feeling different among wolves?

No one said returning to her pack would be easy, especially after ten years without them, but seventeen year old Caia Ribeiro is unprepared for the realities of the transition. Raised in a world where kids aren’t scared by bedtime tales of the bogeyman but by the real life threat of enemy supernaturals who might come creeping into their community to kill them in their sleep, Caia is used to the darkness; she’s used to the mystery and the intrigue of the ancient underworld war she’s bound to by chance of birth. What she’s having trouble with are pack members treating her with wary suspicion, the Elders tucking secrets behind their backs out of her sightline, and her young Alpha, Lucien, distracting her, with a dangerous attraction, from her decision to uncover the truth.

But as the saying goes ‘the truth will out’ and when it does, Caia will only have so long to prepare herself before the war comes pounding on their door threatening to destroy the safe, secret lives of the wolves… and the girl they protect.

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you can get this here!! Yay.

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In other news... I have won several books in the past week or so :) SQUEEE!!!! This I choose to take as a SIGN that the reading world wants me back! I normally never win anything... maybe once every two years... maybe... so this is all very sudden :)
thank you to Disincentive from Disincentive Reviews (Read, watch, listen)
for organising an awesome giveaway of The Space Between.
Also, to Lisa from Read me, bookmark me, love me, as well as Harper Collins Australia for organising the giveaway of The Industry.
Finally, to Jane from Juliet's Book Shoppe for her giveaway of a pdf of The Girl in the Steel Corset.