Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week.
Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Your host for June 2013 is: Bellezza over at ‘Dolce Bellezza’
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
I was contacted by K.C. (Kasi) Blake and offered the chance to review her latest book ‘Bait’, as part of its Summer Blog Tour…
A full list of ‘Bait’ tour dates and participating blogs can be found here, on K.C’s blog.
There is a K.C. Blake Author Page on Facebook here.
A Goodreads Book Club ‘Bait’ discussion page has been opened here.
At sixteen, Bay-Lee Bishop is not a typical girl. The last thing she wants is to be popular, but flying under the radar is nearly impossible when you’re the tallest kid in the eleventh grade. She works hard to maintain a steady C point average, never raises her hand in class, and avoids extra-curricular activity of any kind. The other students would be shocked to learn she’s living under an alias, relocating at her uncle’s whim, and hiding from monsters who want her dead because she’s Van Helsing’s daughter.
Life is weird. Then everything changes. A reaper uses her closet to cross over from the Spirit Realm right before her father whisks her away to a new school. This is the school she was born for, the school where she will learn to hunt and kill monsters, but it isn’t what she imagined. Students hate her, her mentor refuses to help her, and wraiths are murdering hunters on their birthdays. She is laser-focused on training. Love is not an option for her. Try telling that to her heart.
Born and raised in sunny California, K.C. (Kasi), decided on a career in writing when she was just twelve, after reading ‘The Outsiders’.
Her favourote authors today, include Stephen King, John Saul, Cassandra Clare, J.K. Rowling and Carrie Jones and she currently resides in the Midwest.
For years she honed her craft and nurtured her love of writing, by reading books and taking creative writing classes, instead of running around with her friends.
Then, the break she had been waiting for and the best day of her life, came when she got a phone call from ‘Harlequin’ in New York, wanting to publish her first book.
Unfortunately, after publishing just two books, K.C. and her editor agreed that Harlequin was not the great tide that would take her to fame and fortune and were not the right publisher for her, although they have since re-published one of her stories as an e-book.
A few years later K.C. read Twilight and was instantly hooked. Loving YA books as she always had, she decided that writing for young adults would offer her a new focus and seemed to be the perfect solution. So she dusted off an old idea she’d had months before, about a vampire who becomes human again and has to learn to adjust and she hasn’t looked back since.
When she is locked in her office, pounding out another story on the computer screen, no one dares disturb her. What they don’t know is she isn’t even in there. She’s in another world, fighting vampires, hunting werewolves, or falling in love with a tall, dark, and handsome creature of the night.
The characters have to become real to me and fill me with positive emotions. Sometimes even negative emotions can inspire me to write though. Also, I get inspired by listening to music. Or it can be as simple as something another person says to me.
In her spare time K.C. enjoys shopping (she literally ‘shops ’til she drops’), reading, searching for creative ideas to improve her home and, as she lives on a farm, taking care of animals.
I can’t wait to discover all your own great new finds this week … so please stop by and share your link