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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

RELEASE DAY - Induction Day by PK Hrezo **GIVEAWAY**

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Today we have a release day blitz for Induction Day, PK Hrezo's new time travel romance!! I'm in love with this book and can't wait to share it with y'all!!! Read below for the fantastic details on the book, an exclusive excerpt, and a trailer!! And be sure to enter PK's amazing giveaway!!

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Exclusive Excerpt:

Okay, this is weird. Why do I feel like a total prude around this chick who’s old enough to be my great, great, great grandma? And who’s got her collar buttoned up to her neck and the hem of her dress grazing her ankles in crew-enforced modesty. But that thought is interrupted with something far less trivial—a fact that’s so morbid my mouth goes dry. I remember Adelaide’s fate aboard Titanic. She doesn’t survive. Dread wells up inside me now, and even though this person has been long dead in my own timeline, she’s alive and energetic in hers. And perfectly clueless of what’s about to happen.

 


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Induction Day Synopsis: The year 2069 is coming to a close, and eighteen-year-old Bianca Butterman's time-craft license is finally official. She's ready for the Induction Day she’s waited for since she was a kid—the one that will secure her name on the Butterman family tree of time travelers. But ever since the media discovered Bianca is pop superstar Tristan Helms’ latest new honey, everything Bianca does or says becomes a target of criticism. Having her professional credibility topping the gossip sites across social media is an open invitation for the government to step in and regulate Bianca’s Induction. Now she will have to ask herself if saving 1500 people from drowning is worth losing everything she’s ever worked for, including the Butterman family biz. Welcome to Butterman Travel, Incorporated; a full service agency designed to meet all your exclusive time travel needs. We’re a family owned and operated business with one hundred years of experience. A place where you can rest assured, safety and reliability always come first. Anxious to attend some special event from the past? Or for a glimpse of what the future holds? You’ve come to the right place. We’re a fully accredited operation, offering an array of services; including, but not limited to: customized travel plans, professionally piloted operations, and personal trip guides. *Terms and conditions do apply. Use our Web conferencing to contact our frontline reservation specialist, Bianca Butterman, who will handle all your inquiries in a professional and efficient manner, offering a tentative itinerary and free fare quote, so you can make the most of your time trip. We look forward to serving you at Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands.

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PK Hrezo Bio: PK Hrezo is a native Floridian rarely found without her flip flops on. She shares her home with her firefighter husband, their two children, and big dog named Ripley. When not creating characters and their worlds, PK can be found at her other job of rearranging passenger’s itineraries for a major international airline. The only hobbies she loves more than traveling are reading, writing, and music, and when the four are combined she exists in total bliss.    


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BLOG TOUR - The Last Thing by Briana Gaitan **GIVEAWAY**

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The Last Thing by Briana Gaitan
Release Date: August 15th
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Synopsis

Plagued by past mistakes in both love and life, Quinn Bardot is in a bad place. With nowhere else to turn, she escapes to LA clinging to the promise of a fresh start. 

Chase Crowley is known for being selfish and unbelievably persistent. All he's ever wanted is to become a successful actor. But now that he is about to have it all, he finds that something is still missing. Money and fame isn't what he expected.

After a fervent encounter, the two of them are thrown into a situation that neither is prepared for. Can Quinn extinguish her fears and let Chase in? Can Chase learn to put someone else's needs before his own?

The Last Thing is a novel all about love, Hollywood, and accepting what life throws at you even if it is the last thing you want. 

(This is a New Adult Romance novel & contains language & adult situations. Not recommended for readers younger than 17)

***The Last Thing is a stand alone book with NO cliff hanger ending. It is book one in the Hollywood Timelines series.***


REVIEW

I received an advance copy in exchange for an honest review

The Last Thing is one of these books that when you start reading it you will not be able to stop until you read its very pleasing conclusion.

The story of Quinn and her journey to start a new life for herself in Los Angeles is one that all girls would dream of, meeting a Hollywood actor and falling in love but Quinn's life prior to her arrival in LA was far from sunshine and roses, a tragic event has made her escape to her cousin Ginger's house and with it comes exposure to Ginger's life as a soap star.

Quinn meets and quickly succumbs to the charms of Chase, a fellow cast member of Ginger's, their amazing instant chemistry leads to a seriously sexy one night stand.  Quinn knows that Chase is a love em and leave em type of and doesn't hold much hope of  relationship with him.

Fast forward several weeks later, Chase can't believe that Quinn is avoiding him, but she has a good reason she has discovered she is pregnant and needless to say is mortified that this has happened.

The story continues with her telling a gobsmacked Chase of his impending fatherhood, after his initial shock he decides that he wants to make a go of it but is Quinn ready to enter in to another relationship when her previous one is still so raw in her mind plus can she cope with all the trappings of stardom that Chase is surrounded by?

The Last Thing is a great read with fab characters and a gorgeous story line!

Awarded 4 out of 5



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Briana Gaitan grew up in the South, but calls herself a geek at heart. She is a blogger,author,and fangirl who loves Star Wars, Star Trek, and Jewelry (bet you never thought you'd hear those three things in a sentence together) For fun, she loves watching any show on the SyFy channel, relaxing with her family, reading, and listening to indie music (sometimes all at the same time). Briana loves to write stories where there are no limits to the imagination. She is also the co-author of the fantasy Ethereal Underground series.

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Monday, 1 September 2014

COVER REVEAL - Stargazer by Sunniva Dee **GIVEAWAY**

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Stargazer by Sunniva Dee!

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Title: Stargazer(Halo's #2)

Author: Sunniva Dee

Genre: PNR/New Adult

Release Date: October 31, 2014


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Synopsis

I’m Luna, and I’ve been in the Twilight Zone since I moved in with my sister and her boyfriend.
I sense their secrets in every corner of the house.

Gabriel is eerily beautiful, and his personality disturbingly perfect, while Gaia’s inexplicable PTSD and mood swings bounce her between bliss and despair.

Until Gabriel’s brothers pay a visit.

Cassiel...
He’s the night to his brother’s day. He’s sex personified and the devil in one hell of a stunning package. It’s been years since I last saw him, but this man makes me burn. He hooks me with his touch. Enthralls me with those oddly simmering eyes. He pierces my soul with his knowing smirks, and I am losing myself in him.

Ka...
With pearlescent hair and spring green eyes, he crashes into my world. I thought this crazy, beautiful man could mend my bleeding heart. Make things recognizable again—normal. Instead he pulls me from the embers and feeds me to the open fire.

College life. Is this what everyone goes through?


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Originally from Norway, I moved to the United States twelve years ago. I hold a Master's degree in languages and taught Spanish at college level before settling in at the Savannah College of Art and Design as an adviser.

I write New Adult fiction, sometimes with a paranormal twist—like in “Shattering Halos,” published by The Wild Rose Press in February 24th 2014 and in “Stargazer,” estimated release date, November 2014. The first book I’m self-publishing is the New Adult Contemporary novel “Pandora Wild Child,” which will make me a proud indie author in October 28th 2014!

I specialize in impulsive heroines, bad-boys, and good-boys running amok. Then, there’s the intense love, physical and emotional attraction beyond reason—sensory overload for the reader as well as for the characters. Like in real life, I hope you’re unable to predict what comes next in my stories.

Yes, so I write what I love to read, and depending on the reader, you'll find my books to be a fast-paced emotional rollercoaster—or disturbing because the struggles of love aren’t your thing. Here’s to hoping you have the same reading vice as me! ;-)

Excerpt

CASSIEL What the hell happened back there? She was one measly Earthling. A single goddamn daughter of Eve out of thousands, millions—fucking billions! I was pitiful. I went home after she slipped out of my arms. Now, I drew in a deep, cleansing breath and reached for the glass of champagne on the nightstand. Empty already? Fuck. I untangled from the last chick and got up. In her stupor, a blissful smile still curled her lips. It’d never made me impatient before. A chilled bottle waited at the wet bar. I snapped it open and poured icy fizz over the strawberry I’d squeezed too hard. The fruity mass resembled bloody entrails, which suited me fine. Lingerie. My gaze trailed over the second girl. An arm and a leg strained limp toward the floor, soft skin reflecting from the wall-wide mirror. The curve of her ass, the sheer thigh-highs I’d rolled down a fraction. All details that simply made my existence. This trio would be out my door soon with their minds erased. “You want another glass?” I grumbled to Perky-Boobs. Not that I couldn’t remember names—some just bored me. “I—I…” she gasped out. I hadn’t taken her yet. To attain the hint of a thrill, I’d skipped the dazzling on this one. She sat rigid against the headboard, chest heaving with desire and anticipation. So fucking predictable. She pinned her knees together, and they tipped demurely to one side. Now she flicked a wide-eyed glance at her friends. Luna went to Ka again. I did enjoy how Perky Boobs’ negligee slid open to reveal puffy areolas as she shifted. “Never mind,” I said. “Your drink can wait.” And to hell with the Samuelle girl.

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RELEASE DAY - In Her Wake by K A Tucker **GIVEAWAY**

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We are stoked to bring you all the Release Day Launch for K.A. Tucker's IN HER WAKE! IN HER WAKE is a new adult contemporary romance and a prequel novella in the Ten Tiny Breaths Series, 

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EXCERPT: That’s how I spot her. There’s no doubt that it’s her; I’ve memorized her face. Leaning against a wall on the opposite side, her lips wrapped around a clear bottle filled with clear liquor, her fiery red hair a wild mane against the stark white wall, a tight black T-shirt showing off toned arms. She’s in no rush to part with that bottle, guzzling back a good portion before she hands it off to someone, wiping her mouth with the back of her hand. Her eyes at half-mast. She’s wasted. My heart starts racing. What the hell is Kacey Cleary doing here? By my calculation, she’s probably finishing her last year of high school, having lost at least half a year while recovering. I tug my cap down even farther, though I doubt she can see two feet in front of her.
  1. What if she does recognize me? How would she react? Does she know my real name? What I look like? I can’t say for sure that my face wasn’t printed in a newspaper somewhere. She could have Googled my name and found a dozen game shots with me in them. I have my helmet on in most of them, but you can find a profile picture of me easily enough if you’re looking.
I don’t know that she was, though. I wonder if Kacey Cleary gives a fuck about anything anymore. Her Facebook account is inactive. She hasn’t posted a single word and the well-wishes have dwindled, as everyone moves on. I do know that she shouldn’t be at a party in this state. I’ve heard of bad things happening when girls get that drunk. Especially when they don’t care. But what do I do? A blonde stumbles into my chest with two beers in hand. “Hey, do you go here? What’s your name?” She’s tipping her head back way farther than necessary to look up at me, telling me she’s trying to flirt but is too drunk to do it right. I smile down at her anyway. She’s a good cover. I can stand right here and watch Kacey. “I’m Trent, and I used to go here.” “Really? When’d you graduate?” From the corner of my eye, I see Kacey shift from the wall and begin climbing the stairs, her arm hooked around the railing to help her. Two guys following her.

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About  IN HER WAKE: Cole Reynolds had it all. And then one night he makes a bad choice... and loses everything. When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy. Normally, he'd be able to lean on his best friends. The best friends that have been in his life since he could barely walk. Only, they're gone. Worse, there's the shattered body of a sixteen-year-old girl lying somewhere in a hospital bed, her entire life ripped from her because of a case of beer and a set of keys. Everyone assures him that they know it wasn't intentional and yet he can't ignore the weight of their gazes, the whispers behind his back. The all-consuming guilt he feels every time he thinks of that girl who won't so much as allow him near her hospital room to apologize. As the months go by and the shame and loneliness festers, Cole begins to lose his grip of what once was important-college, his girlfriend, his future. His life. It's not until Cole hits rock-bottom that he can begin to see another way out of his personal hell: forgiveness. And there's only one person who can give that to him...

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ABOUT K.A. TUCKER: Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.                                                                      

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BLOG TOUR - Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening by Gina Dickerson


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Welcome to my blog tour stop for
Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening by Gina Dickerson

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“They’ve been waiting lifetimes for you, Kaelia. They want you and will stop at nothing to have you.” 

The warning’s rung in Kaelia’s ears since she discovered she’s far from the ordinary girl who grew up in the coastal town of Margate. She has power. The first time she shows it, death strikes, the second, she loses someone special, and on the third, her mother disappears. 

Destiny is coming for Kaelia and there’s nowhere she can hide. THEY have stepped out of the shadows to find her. For generations, there have been whispers of The Chosen One. They speak of a name - Marrock - whose destiny entwines with that of The Chosen One. 

Kaelia must avenge the wrongs, uncover who Marrock is, find her mother, and ... 

FIGHT 

Facing forces of depraved evil, magic, and myth, Kaelia’s search leads her through magical forests and unearthly realms. 

Who, or what, can Kaelia trust? Is she strong enough to survive the horror? All she knows is her life will never be the same again...


REVIEW

So first of all let's address the awesome cover, as a redhead I'm instantly drawn to any cover that show my red headed sisters as awesome heroines.

Mortiswood is one of these reviews that is going to be difficult as I don't want to spoil the fantastic story for you so what I will try and do is give you a taster of whats involved and then you are gonna leave this page and go an read it for yourself!!

It starts of darkly 19 years previous as a priest is accosted by a menacing creature wanting information on a child that has just be born, to find out if this child is The One, the setting of this confrontation gave me goosebumps but the priest is saved by a young man and the story jumps forward 8 years.

This is where we first meet our leading lady Kaelia as a young girl playing in the park with her best friend Bay, she discovers that she has magic following an accident in which Bay is hurt.  Her father explains to her that she is special but she must not use her power again as They will find her, he will tell her more when she gets older but he never gets a chance to do this as a car strikes him down, a car with no driver, young Kaelia begins to realise something strange is going on.

We then jump forward to a much older Kaelia enjoying a day out with Bay, as her best friend they are extremely close but they are both head of heels with each other but disaster strikes when Kaelia loses another loved one as Bay is thrown over a cliff by an unnatural wind, the police suspect suicide but a distraught Kaelia knows better, she knows other forces are at work.

Her mother comes to get her from the day out, knowing full well the They that her husband mentioned are close to finding her daughter but she goes missing much to Kaelia's horror.

Finding herself alone in the world she knows she has to go to her parents safe where a letter from her parents waits for her along with an old book, the letter tells her that They are the Salloki and they will do everything in their power to get to her, she is urged in the letter to take the book and make her way to Mortiswood  and to find Marrock, now just after reading this bit the book gave me a heart attack as there is certain scene involving a dark creature, a wolf and Kaelia's getaway from danger.

Kaelia makes her way to Mortiswood where she encounters the wolf again and she also learns of what the book contains, it helps her make her way to the Isle of Stone where she seeks sanctuary with her grandmother and begins to learn more about what she is running from.

The one thing I loved about this book is that it constantly grabs you, it thrills and scares you, the settings in the south of England was actually just perfect.  As the start of a series I look forward to seeing what happens next with Kaelia and I'm intrigued by her dreams of Bay.

Fans of supernatural young adult novels should love this!

Mortiswood is awarded 5 out of 5



Gina Dickerson lives by the Thanet coast on the north-eastern tip of Kent, in the UK, with her family and playful Siberian husky. She is a full-time author and writes romantic suspense with a twist, horror, and fantasy because her characters refuse to play nice and wind up with more than a few bone-rattling skeletons in their closets.

She is the author of the murderous romantic suspense novels Lies Love Tells and Unveiling Christmas, the twisted short story collection, Underleaf, as well as the fantasy, adventurous romance series Mortiswood Tales - the first in the series being Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening. She has also written fashion and shopping columns for a local newspaper.

When she’s not writing, Gina loves rummaging in vintage clothes shops, taking way too many photographs, and leafing through fashion glossies.

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Saturday, 30 August 2014

The Duff's Demolish Disney - September 2014 Pre Trip Report

Good Afternoon one and all!

As its only four weeks to go till we go to our happy place I thought I'd have better have a shot at doing a pre trip report, I'm looking forward to and simultaneously dreading this holiday as my two cherubic (demonic) daughters are at that age where they are just un-trainable but that's why on this holiday we are taking the in laws so when the kids are high on e numbers we can fob them off on to them!

Anyhoo lets start by introducing my family to you!

I'm Heather, thirty-something mother of two, currently a caravan park warden (best job ever!) and blogger (also best job ever) as I hate pictures of myself I will use my Powerpuff Girl alter ego, we have lots in common being both small, ginger and we both have amazing superpowers.  This will be my sixth trip to Florida.  I love all of the rides except Stitch's Great Escape, I mean what is the point of it, huge Dole Float and Funnel Cake fan, if I do a full trip report expect lots of food pics!




My better half is my husband Scott who likes everyone to think he is 25 (he's not), I once made the mistake of saying he looked like J from 5ive (remember them?) and he likes to remind me about it all the time, as he would kill me for putting his handsome face on the Internet I'll just use J's instead!  This is also his sixth visit.  He likes most of the rides and is also partial to a bit of shopping.


These blurry lovelies below are my two daughters, on the left is Cara who is 7 and on the right is Holly who is 5, we first took them back in 2010 and they have been extremely lucky in that we took them back in 2012 and 2013, they are both incredible girls but also extremely annoying at the best of times and they like to talk, talk, talk.  They both love Disney and they will do their best to get their grandparents to spend fortunes on useless tat!



The last two members of our gang, posse, group, family whatever you wish to call it are my two lovely in-laws Jean and Billy who own a newsagents and are partial to spoiling their grandchildren, little do they know we are going to dump the kids on them from the first day and run very quickly in the opposite direction - I am only joking before anybody gets outraged by this.  This will be their second visit, they are not big on the rides but do like to shop!

So this is going to be me and Scott's sixth trip, we first visited Orlando back in 2003 on our honeymoon, it was a toss up between Cancun and Orlando and thank god we chose Orlando, never been anywhere else since!

Back in October 2003 we stayed on International Drive in what used to be the Holiday Inn International, we didn't do Disney just Universal, Kennedy and SeaWorld.   Yes below is me rocking my mahogany tan in early naughties awful fashion.



We fell in love with the place and in 2005 we went back in February (never again weather was awful) and stayed this time at what used to be the Quality Inn Plaza on I-Drive, it was a total dump then, I believe it has improved since then but it didn't put us off and we still had a great time, this time falling in love with Busch Gardens.  And below you have me still rocking the mahogany tan.




Due to having sprogs we didn't get back to Orlando for five years finally getting back in October 2010, as the kids where small the in-laws came along with us for their first proper trip to the States (their last time on US soil was in transit at LAX on the way to Oz), it was a incredibly stressful trip for me, it was our first time at Disney, first time with in-laws and kids and I just wanted it to be perfect, we stayed at the Sheraton Studio City on I-Drive (the one with the big ball on top) and back then it was amazing, we had a top floor room and it just wowed us.  To us we could go no better but as I said I was a little stressed, we had no car just relying on the good old trolley and hotel shuttle to get us about and having to carry all the kiddie paraphernalia and stuff just got me flustered but it didn't put us off, we loved Disney.


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Since then we went back twice more in October 2012 and September 2013, we try and go away around our wedding anniversary, both of these times we stayed again at the Sheraton and we left the in-laws at home this time, the 2012 holiday was fantastic but the 2013 holiday was about the be the death knell for quite a few things for us.

During our trip last year we wanted to go and visit Kidani at the Animal Kindgom Lodge, now up to this point we had always been faithful to Virgin Holidays, they had five trips worth out of us up to this point and as Scott was a special age this year we thought about having a special trip to Kidani through Virgin but knowing it would cost a small fortune we visited first to make sure the place was alright, it was more than alright my jaw dropped as we entered the reception, a kindly DVC rep offered to shows us the room, now Scott had no idea what DVC was but being on The Dibb I had a very rough idea but my head was thinking timeshare, alarm bells were ringing, anyway I digress, we were shown a two bed Savannah View and just walking up the hallway to get there I was gobsmacked, the place was like a palace.  The showers (see below) we just amazing, the whole place was just wow, wow, wowwy, wow!  That was until he started explaining DVC membership, no way am I getting a timeshare, its a scam were the stupid things going through my head but long story short we got talked in to going to Saratoga Springs to the DVC member centre, they really just had us at fastpasses, free ice cream and childcare anyway we went, we met Greg and viewed the showrooms, we were there for four hours by choice! 


Now this was like the third full day of our holiday and basically going back to the Sheraton was like going back to a dump, its a nice hotel but compared to Kidani, well there is no comparison, so anyway Greg gave us a lot to think about, and think about it we did for a week.  During this week every time we where at Disney we would sidle up to the DVC stands and have another look, but after a particular crap rainy day were our hotel shuttle was late, their were homeless folk roaming about outside the Sheraton what was our little piece of heaven on I Drive was just starting to look a little crap.

The next day we went back to Saratoga and signed on the dotted line, we became the proud owner of DVC points and our home base was, yes you guessed it Kidani!

We went away from this holiday unsure of when we would actually use these points but like a lot of you we got the holiday blues and by January of this year we had booked for September 29th for two weeks, so without further ado lets go on to what is planned for this holiday.

So as we are in Scotland we have a couple of options, fly direct or indirect, we have always chosen indirect with VA going via LGW (I love the monorail), which has been fine, the last couple of times we use the V-Room it was perfect, but we found it impossible this time to get cheap decent flights with them and as we were booking it ourselves rather than a package we found ourselves drawn to BA who we have always used for our internal flights but have never flown long haul with.

So we are flying out with them on the 29th, had to be the 29th as the Ryder Cup is on and both my DH and DFIL will be watching it, so on arrival in Orlando we will be getting the Magical Express for the first time to our new home at Kidani, we've booked a two bedroom Savannah view lockoff, I know there has been mixed views on Savannah view with some saying you don't really need it but hey its our first time and we are going all out.

I purchased our 14 day Ultimate this time from Attraction Tickets Direct, which I got a couple of weeks back in a nifty blue wallet and since their arrival I have had great fun booking fast pass plus times, along with ADR's for the first time ever and have so far booked Boma, Crystal Palace, Rainforest Cafe and The Wave for breakfast at the minute, with dinner booked at Crossroad and Planet Hollywood so far, this is first time eating so much on Disney property and I think we will miss the cheapness of say Sizzlers and IHOP but as we will have a full kitchen I hope to get lots of snacks in so we can have breakfast in the room.

I am so glad we made the decision to buy in to DVC, it was expensive but as a family we love Disney and there is so much we haven't experienced as we have been stuck with shuttle bus times to take us back out of the world, this time we wont have that problem and that is where the demolish in the title comes in I hope to demolish the list of things we've not been able to do starting with fireworks!

We have lots of things to celebrate to including two big birthdays and a wedding anniversary so hope to get some Disney magic sprinkled on us!

So the clock is ticking now, have already started packing and constantly checking Sky News about that volcano in Iceland, fingers crossed it doesn't disrupt anything and soon we will be on our way to our happy place!

Thank you for reading and apologies for rambling (I know as soon as I press done I'll have forgotten something!!)

REVIEW - Wool The Graphic Novel by Howey, Palmiotti, Gray & Broxton


Purchased with my own shiny pennies!

So if you are a regular reader you will know that I love the WOOL series and all the books that it has given birth too, you will also realise that when I saw this graphic serialisation there was no hesitation in clicking the send to Kindle option.

First of all if you haven't read any of the WOOL books stop now and go here to my back catalogue of reviews and features on the WOOLiverse as even though the graphic novel will be an enjoyable read for you I highly recommend actually reading the original novel so you get a better understanding of what is going on.

WOOL as you know is set mostly underground in the Silo's and when I started reading the books I got images in my mind as to what I thought the inside of these massive structures looked like so to actually see the story in graphic form came as a total shock to my system, a good shock!

Now I have only ever really read one graphic novel before which was the first Walking Dead issue so I am by no means a veteran of reading these but in graphic form WOOL looks amazing, the illustrations are all in beautifully subdued hues,reds, purples, blues it just looks incredible but the one thing that totally threw me was the design of the silo.

The stairs to start with spiral down the centre of the building where as I had always pictured them running around the sides.  The actual floor heights are massive about twice the size I had imagined, areas such as the cafeteria and the gardens are just vast, one scene where you see the mayor walking through the gardens just gives you an amazing perspective on how big the actually are, they are almost cathedral like with the pillars of plants in rows up each side.

The actual shape of the silo too was nothing like I imagined, I pictured it straight up and down like a massive pipe almost but it flairs out at the bottom, my mind is totally blown.

Everything is bigger, I really feel I need to go back and read the story again with these new images in my mind to appreciate it from a new perspective, yes the graphic version is a more condensed version of the story but a picture tells a thousand words and from just looking at Juliette's eyes or the panic on Bernard's face you get an pretty good idea of whats going on.

I don't know if Shift and Dust will be getting the graphic treatment but I hope they do as WOOL the graphic novel has really enhanced my enjoyment of this already spectacular series.

If you have read it, I'd love to hear if it has changed your idea of what the silos look like, it certainly changed mine!

Awarded 5 out of 5