Saturday, January 25, 2014

Happy Blog-iversary Aussie Owned And Read!

Happy Blog-iversary to my lovely friends from Down Under, the gorgeous girls of Aussie Owned and Read! 

Over the past year I've gotten to know these amazing YA/NA authors, and I can honestly say they're some of the most talented ladies around. They were kind enough to head up Ull's campaign in NA Alley's first ever NA Crush Tourney, and they blew me away with their creativity, sass and generosity. I bow to every single one of them. *bows* Everyone on Team Elsker knows our fearless street team leader, Miss Stacey Nash (have you added her upcoming release to your TBR list yet? Click HERE!), but have you also met the rest of the team? Swing by their blogs and wish them a HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!



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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Vision of Shadows by Vincent Morrone


Today I get to introduce the funniest fellow on Twitter, Vincent Morrone, and his debut novel Vision of Shadows. To get to know him a little better, Vince is sharing with y'all his Top Ten TV Shows. Welcome Vince!


My top 10 TV shows!
M.A.S.H.
I always loved this show. When I was a kid, I could recite some of Hawkeye’s best lines. It’s a great mix of comedy and drama.
Star Trek
It’s only logical that I include the original Star Trek. My father used to refer to this as the Spocky Guy.
Benson
I don’t know what it was about that show, but I wanted to be Benson growing up. He always had a great, sarcastic response to everything. And one of their early episodes revolved around the Governors daughter wanting to go see a KISS concert!
Star Trek Deep Space Nine
One of the most overlooked of the Star Trek Franchise, this one was darker than the others. But it worked.
NYPD Blue
One of the greatest cops shows ever. Love Andy Sipowicz. So powerful!
Medium
Well, of course I’ve got to have a show like this in there!
Firefly
This show lasted only a single season, but like Star Trek it managed to comeback as a movie. Nathan Fillion rules!
The Sopranos
I hated that ending, but the rest of the show? Oh Yeah!
Star Trek the Next Generation
This is where I truly came into my geekdom. I even had a Next Generation uniform shirt. And I went to conventions. (How I got married is a big mystery.)
And finally
The Walking Dead
The only current show on my list. It’s not just the zombies. It’s the human struggle. It’s the characters that have grown and changed. It’s the high tension that permeates each and every episode. And yeah, it’s the zombies!




Vision of Shadows (Vision #1) by Vincent Morrone 
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance 
Release Date: December 30, 2013
Blurb: Is Bristol Blackburn about to meet the love of her life...or her killer? After the death of her parents, Bristol Blackburn's life is thrown into chaos and she's forced to move to Spirit, a small town where shadows are stirring. As she learns to navigate her new school and figures out how to keep her psychic abilities secret from her family, Bristol comes face to face with the boy who makes a regular appearance in her dreams: the gorgeous, possibly deadly, Payne McKnight. Soon sheíll find out if Payne will be the love of her life, or the end of it ó and she has no idea which possibility scares her more. And that's not even the worst of it. Strange shadows are haunting her dreams, and they're up to something that could put Bristol and the lives of everyone she loves in jeopardy.
You can add Vision of Shadows to your to-read list on Goodreads You can find more about Vision of Shadows on the Entranced Publishing website. Want to chat with Bristol, the main character of this series? Well she has her own twitter account

Also look for: Vision of Secrets (Vision #0.5) by Vincent Morrone Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance Release Date: December 2, 2013
About the Author: Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Vincent Morrone now resides in Upstate NY with his wife. (Although he can still speak fluent Brooklynese.) His twin daughters remain not only his biggest fans, but usually are the first to read all of his work. Their home is run and operated for the comfort and convenience of their dogs. Vincent has been writing fiction, poetry and song lyrics for as long as he can remember, most of which involve magical misfits, paranormal prodigies and even on occasion superheroes and their sidekicks. As they say in Brooklyn: Yo, you got something to say to Vincent? Check out http://vincentmorrone.com/ where you can learn about Vincent and leave him a comment. You can also connect with Vincent on Twitter https://twitter.com/Vince524 and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Morrrone. You can find and contact Vincent Morrone here: - Website - Facebook - Twitter - Goodreads Vincent also participates in a group blog called YA Rush which consist of YA and NA Entranced authors. You can find YA Rush here: - Website - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Vision of Shadows. Here is what you can win: - 1 Vision of Shadows Pen - 1 Vision of Shadows Calender - 1 Vision of Shadows Pen & calender - 1 Vision of Shadows Pen and calender in a Vision of Shadows canvas bag - 1 Vision of Shadows Pen, calender in Vision of Shadows canvas bag and an e-copy Vision of Shadows Enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, January 4, 2014

An Elsker Update



Ull & Co. are currently on a little vacation. The rights to Elsker, Endre and Tur recently reverted to yours truly, so I sent the gang off skiing while I figure out the next steps for our favorite Norse crew. If you have any questions about the books in the meantime, feel free to e-mail me at stbende(at)gmail(dot)com, or say hi to me (@stbende) or Ull (@ullmyhr) over on Twitter. Mange takk for your patience!