31 October 2014

{Guest Post + Giveaway} The Opal Crown by Jenny Lundquist

By: Me My Shelf And I | 31 October 2014 at 2:51 PM | | | | 3 Comments so far


We're so excited to be today's stop on THE OPAL CROWN tour hosted by Rockstar Tours!

About The Book


Title: THE OPAL CROWN (The Opal Mask #2)
Author: Jenny Lundquist
Pub. Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Pages: 368
Formats: Paperback, eBook

Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

In the year since she was betrothed to the crown prince of Kyrenica, no one has suspected that the Masked Princess has been a decoy. That Elara, the secret twin sister, has been pretending to be

Princess Wilha all along. The royal family has kept Elara’s identity hidden from the world, and for the girls, swapping lives has not been easy. Galandra is quickly declining, and the sisters continue to be a pawn in the Guardian’s ever-changing endgames.

But the stakes rise when Elara and Wilha’s younger brother, Andrei, takes the Galandrian throne after their father's death, and he reveals the girls' deception to Kyrenica’s royal family. Viewed as traitors, Elara and Wilha realize they are now fighting for their lives—and for their country. However, with only one crown and one throne to overthrow, Elara and Wilha must decide who will become queen. Or rather, the next savior for their people.

The sequel to the Princess in the Opal Mask.

Guest Post

My Favorite Part of Writing Fantasy

I never intentionally set out to be a fantasy writer. My first two published books were middle grade contemporary, with a side of magical realism, and I thought I would just continue writing in that vein. But once I got the idea for The Opal Mask books and began to journal the characters of Elara and Wilha, I realized pretty quickly I was moving into the fantasy genre.

As I wrote, I realized it met a lot of needs in me. The Opal Mask books deal with the politics of war, border disputes, wealth vs privilege, and economics. These themes and issues are things we see every day in the headlines. From ISIS to Ebola, we are constantly bombarded with the heartbreaking things that happen in this world and, I know for me at least, there are times when I just have to change the channel, or stop reading CNN.

{Flashback Friday} Halloween Special

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 9:05 AM | 1 Comment so far


FLASH BACK FRIDAY is hosted by Swoony Boys Podcast & Fiction Fare and we LOVE it here on MMSAI – because it's not just the new books that deserve all the love!

I won't be sharing just one books  with you today – I'm going to share several! These are some of my favorites, and they fit quite nicely with today being Halloween and all…
click a book for all the creepy details!!

The Girl In The Window stayed with me to this day! And you can't have Halloween with out Christopher Pike! I borrowed these two books from my school library so often, people started to think they were in fact, mine.


I never really got into the Goosebumps books, by the time they got popular I was moving on to other books – BUT I loved R.L. Stine's FEAR STREET series!


And OF COURSE – you just can't have Halloween anything, with out a reference to my all time favorite books! From the creepy art work, to stealing into the hours reading them aloud to my sister, while we sit under the sheets of our bed at night. I love them!

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark!


What are you Flashing Back To today?!


30 October 2014

{Exclusive} Behind The Scenes of Morganville The Series

By: Me My Shelf And I | 30 October 2014 at 10:53 AM | | | | | Be the first to comment!


Nothing is strange about the direction or production of Morganville: The Series. A show with a little more bite than most because well... the Morganville Vampires own their town and everyone in it and there’s not really anyone stopping them. And for fictional characters they are not backing down or backing off the new girl in town. Everyone’s suspect to Claire Danvers.

Which makes it all the more sweet to see the behind-the-scenes movies and photos, because the reality of this webseries is a long haul many books have made transitioning to another format. A realness steeped in long nights, insane shooting schedules (only 10 days!) and a fun-loving cast who were and are dedicated to making Morganville: The Series a wonderful treat for fans this Halloween season!

If you loved Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vamps in their book form; she is really hoping you love how Morganville: The Series captures the spirit and heart of her vampires in a whole new way. She cannot be more pleased with the results and wants especially the Kickstarter fans to know it wouldn’t have been possible without your generosity and faith in the project. And could not be more thrilled that Geek & Sundry believed in the project enough to match your giving and hosting Morganville: The Series on their awesome youtube channel.



Photo credit: Tez Greenwood and was taken at MCM London Comic Con. Ben Easter (Michael), Shane (Jordan Farris), Claire (Lindsay Seidel), Rachel Caine, Oliver (Robert Picardo), and Amelie (Amber Benson) all pose for fans

To find out more, check out these sites for the scoop on Rachel Caine, The Morganville Vampires Books and Morganville: The Series.





Morganville: The Series – The show stars fan favorites Robert Picardo as Oliver (Star Trek: Voyager) and Amber Benson (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) as Amelie, as well as Lindsay Seidel (Claire), Jordan Taylor Farris (Shane), Haileigh Todd (Eve), Ben Easter (Michael), Nikki Donley (Hannah), Afomia Hailemeskel (Monica), Jessi Mechler (Gina), Taylor Murphy (Jennifer), Gregory Connors (Brandon) and Chase Ryan Jeffery (Myrnin). It is directed by Blake Calhoun, known for his award-winning and groundbreaking digital series Pink and Continuum, the show was filmed on location in Texas on a Blackmagic camera.

Rachel Caine – is a fictional character herself … a pen name of writer Roxanne Conrad. Since 2003, Rachel has written in the adult Urban Fantasy genre (the Weather Warden, Outcast Season, Revivalist and Red Letter Days series) as well as in Young Adult fiction (the Morganville Vampires series and award-winning novel Prince of Shadows). She is the author of more than forty novels and many short stories, and is regularly featured in anthology collections, most recently the Charlaine Harris edited Dead But Not Forgotten.

Summary -- Morganville - a brave teen (Claire Danvers) moves to the very isolated West Texas town to attend the local university, only to (a) run afoul of the local mean (very mean) girls, and (b) move to the safety of off-campus housing with three strangers. But the plot thickens when she discovers that her new housemates aren’t crazy: Morganville really is run by vampires. They own it, and every one in it. And now ... they own her. 


{Morganville Web Series} Episodes 3, 4 & 5 Are Here!

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 10:03 AM | | | | Be the first to comment!


Episodes 3 and 4 are here!!! You guys, Geek & Sundry are rocking this web series! Each episode is about 10 minutes long, so if you're behind – don't worry! Catching up is easy!

If you're not caught up on the first two episodes, don't worry I have you covered!
Watch Episodes 1 & 2

Episode Three: Sucks To Be You
Episode Four: High On Life


Episode Five: Burn


More Info On The Series:

Geek & Sundry: Rachel Caine is adapting her Morganville Vampires books – fifteen (15) total – for a hilarious fright fest of a web series. Each episode of the first season is expected to be 8-12 minutes long, bringing the entire season to about an hour and is freely adapted by Rachel from the first novel – Glass Houses. The first season will begin airing on Geek & Sundry October 27th with a prime schedule planned out… the hope is that the first season finale lands on Halloween day.

29 October 2014

{Cover Reveal + Poll} Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

By: Me My Shelf And I | 29 October 2014 at 10:53 AM | | | 2 Comments so far

Scrolling through Tumblr today, I saw Lauren Oliver post the new cover to VANISHING GIRLS, which will be released March 3rd from HarperCollins.

You should know I LOVED the original cover. And just so you don't think I'm a total jerk, you should also know,  there's nothing wrong with the new cover, not at all – it's just…not the original one. I get really attached to things sometimes…. #Sorry #NotSorry

The original one was so different, and new. Something that would have stood out to me so much in a store that I would buy it with out even caring what it was about. "Holy crap – the book is called VANISHING Girls and the cover VANISHES!!?? I must own this immediately!"  *insert crazy exited face here, and other bookstore patrons backing away from me slowly*

The new cover, in my opinion, when compared to the original, is just a very well made cover. It just "is". It's not like, "OMG COVER!". It's, "Oh look, cover."

My sadness to see the original cover go, doesn't hinder my excitement for this book in any way, because seriously it sounds amazing. Click a cover to go to the Goodreads page for the book!

Take a look at both, and answer the poll below on which you like better!

Original Cover


New Cover



Which Cover Do You Like Best?
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{Waiting on Wednesday} 109 Killer Instinct by S.E. Green

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 10:06 AM | | | 4 Comments so far


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Killer Instinct
By: S.E. Green
Release Date: May 19th, 2015
Publisher: SimonPulse

A teen girl version of Dexter meets the high stakes danger and mystery of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in this unique, beautifully twisted, and rich; (#1 New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout) debut.
Lane is a typical teenager. Loving family. Good grades. After-school job at the local animal hospital. Martial arts enthusiast. But her secret obsession is studying serial killers. She understands them, knows what makes them tick.
Because she might be one herself.
Lane channels her dark impulses by hunting criminals and delivering justice when the law fails. The vigilantism stops shy of murder, but with each visceral rush, the line of self-control blurs. And when a young preschool teacher goes missing and returns in pieces Lane gets a little too excited about tracking down the Decapitator, the vicious serial murderer who has come to her hometown.
As she gets dangerously caught up in a web of lies about her own past, Lane realizes she is no longer invisible or safe. Especially after the Decapitator contacts her directly. Now she needs to use her unique talents to find the true killers identity before she or someone she loves becomes the next victim.

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What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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