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Enter to Win FREE copy of Legacy (Anna Strong series) by Jeanne Stein / Patricia’s Vampire Notes Blog & Learn “What is Urban Fantasy”
Today is a busy day. I’m interviewing Charla Muller, author of 365 Nights: A Memoir of Intimacy and later I’ve been asked to be a guest on Mel Robbins, Make It Happen radio show at 2:30 pm ~ Come listen in! I can’t even tell you how appreciative I am of this opportunity.
What does that mean for you? Well, though I have picked the book winner names, I won’t have them to you bright and early this morning…I’ll do my best to post an announcement by the end of the day/early tomorrow morning.
In the meantime . . .
Check out Patricia Altner’s post on Urban Fantasy (‘UF’). Jeanne provides a great description, if you ever wondered, “What the heck is the urban fantasy genre, anyway?” and offers you a chance to win a free copy of Jeanne Stein’s latest release, Legacy.
My youngest daughter, who just turned twelve years old, has never been an avid reader. She loved curling up in my lap to let me do all the reading when she was younger, which I cherished, but as the years went by, we struggled to find books she was interested in. As most parents of elementary and middle school age children know, there is a program called Accelerated Reader (“AR”) in the public school system, at least here in the South, requiring kids to read and test on a pre-determined amount of books a year. It’s been a constant struggle to get my daughter to meet her goal. That is, until Stephanie Meyer came on the scene!
My daughter brought home Twilight, as suggested by a friend, and our lives have changed forever. Twilight ain’t no light-weight read—This book is over, or at least close to, 500 pages! I don’t know if you can grasp the scene, but when your child basically “hates” to read and then walks in the door with a book the size of Texas, it’s difficult not to be skeptical.
All I can say is “THANK God for Vampires!” 😉 My daughter was finally bitten with that compelling inclination to steal away and READ—she was transfixed, she was riveted, she was a READER! I’d find her huddled under the covers past her bedtime and had to force her to turn out the light, so she wouldn’t be exhausted the next day at school. And guess what? She got a 90+% on her AR test—”Not 100%,” you ask? Hey, you try reading 500 pages and remember every detail!
Anyway, I am forever in Stephenie Meyer’s debt and can’t wait for Twilight to come out in a movie this fall. You know my daughter and I will be first in line. Until then, there’s always the rest of the Twilight series. Check out Stephenie’s website at www.stepheniemeyer.com. I’d love to have her as a guest on Words To Mouth, but I’m not so sure her schedule would allow.