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My Name is Amy Bess Halbern... AKA Besse, Ames Amo etc. I am considered a very extraordinary person by all... I love life but have my struggles but who doesn't it... I am one of those who loves to travel and see the world and meet new people... my friends and family are awesome and I am very blessed to have them in my life...

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

As You Are Book Review

"Use Grammarly's plagiarism checker because... Those who plagiarize papers are clearly out of great ideas....  

As You Are 
Sarah M. Eden 
Book Review
February 25, 2014


Like all other Sarah M. Eden books I loved this one as well. This story is amazing, heart-wrenching, silly, and romantic. Corbin is not like his other brothers at all. He is more reserve, shy, and not very confident. As the story rolls on he decides after advice from his brothers and Crispin that he needs to be himself. Besides Philip he is my favorite out of the Jonquil brothers. Clara is a true heroine of the story the trials that she endured from her past are absolutely horrific, along with what her nephew Edmund and daughter Alice had to endure. I loved how the Jonquil family, Crispin and yes even the Duke of Kielder ha ha! came to her rescue and showed that there are people who love and care about her and not want to hurt her. Corbin and Clara's relationship is quite comical its the typical assuming what the other might be thinking and whether if the other cares for the other person. I really loved how Sarah shed light on how it was for woman who didn't necessarily have a "knight in shining armor" come and rescue them. It also showed how powerless women were when it came to abusive situations and how it was all the woman's fault. I absolutely adored Edmund and Alice especially little Alice and how she calls Corbin Mister. It was also neat to see more of Mater's character and how she loves each of her sons and even cares a great deal for Clara and her children. I thought it was very sweet how she told Alice and Edmund to call her Grandma ma. I think some of my favorite parts were of Layton's daughter Caroline and Edmund. Caroline is quite the spit fire in this story. I loved the ending! It was great end to a fantastic story! I hope we get more of the Jonquil family stories. I highly recommend this book.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Interview with Author Michelle Madow

Interview with Author Michelle Madow
February 8, 2014

           Michelle Madow e-mailed her awesome Street Team Members and asked who wanted to interview her with our awesome questions we were all dying to know about her new book that is coming out.. "The Secret Diamond Sisters" I jumped at this opportunity to do this so here is the interview... However before we get started here is some info on Michelle, the cover of "The Secret Diamond Sisters" and the synopsis of the book. 

Michelle Madow has visited Las Vegas every year since she was fifteen years old, and was inspired to write The Secret Diamond Sisters while walking through the beautiful Wynn Hotel. She grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, then went to Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college, and later went on to self-publish it as book one in the Transcend Time Saga. She wrote The Secret Diamond Sisters in the year following graduation, and is so happy to finally share it with the world!

Michelle lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is writing more novels for young adults. She loves reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling, shopping, sunshine, Disney fairy tales, and Broadway musicals. She loves connecting with readers online,
 So be sure to follow her on Facebook (facebook.com/MichelleMadow), Twitter (@MichelleMadow), and Instagram (@MichelleMadow).

Savannah. Courtney. Peyton. 

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

Add on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17160608-the-secret-diamond-sisters

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0373211090/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=0373211090&link_code=as3&tag=yabore0f-20

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-secret-diamond-sisters-michelle-madow/1116411550?ean=9780373211098&itm=1&usri=9780373211098

Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Secret-Diamond-Sisters-Be-Announced/9780373211098

iBookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-secret-diamond-sisters

& Finally the Interview 

1) How did you come up with the idea to write The Secret Diamond Sisters?

I visit Las Vegas every year because of a family event, and I was walking through my favorite hotel — The Wynn — when I thought, “What would it be like to live here?” From there, the idea for The Secret Diamond Sisters formed!

2) Out of Courtney, Peyton and Savannah who you identify most with? 

I’m by far the most like Courtney! (The most down to Earth and goal-driven sister.) Although I also have aspects of the other girls in me, like Savannah’s optimism, Peyton’s dislike of following arbitrary rules, and Madison’s confidence. 

3) Las Vegas is a pretty glamorous city but why Las Vegas?

I love how the city bursts with magic and excitement. Vegas does everything as big as possible, so being there is like entering a fantasyland. I haven’t read any YA books that take place in present day Vegas, and I thought it would be fun bringing it to life on paper (which is definitely was!)

 Thanks Again Michelle for this awesome Interview!!