Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DKNY

Oops, I mean DINYB! Gotcha!
Knights & Ninjas Unite!
DID I NOTICE YOUR BOOK?!
the blog hop

Thanks to the unification of the Ninja's, represented by Captain Alex, and the Knights, represented by Ciara Knight, we get to share books that deserve a shout that some of us may not know about! I have three...

My friend Carol R. Ward wrote a weekly series on her blog that had me hooked, but I fell behind. Then I saw that she turned the first completed story into a book! Yay! And then she wrote another one and is currently writing a third! I'd say it's sci fi/romance - it has it all! The first one is called, AN ELEMENTAL FIRE. It's an adventure with good chemistry!



Another friend, Nicki Elson, wrote a totally killer NA retro romance (ie, 80s chick lit!). Some of you might have heard of it, but many have not. THREE DAVES is an in depth look at one spunky young woman's journey through college dating, and it has some steamy scenarios!



Finally, I don't know if this is on the NYT best seller list, but I have to give it a shout because my boys and I loved it and are currently reading the sequel. Robison Wells is adept at keeping the reader immersed in the thrilling action of his YA Sci Fi novels VARIANT and now FEEDBACK - two shocking, twisty, gut wrenching tales. If you know a young person looking for something to read, they must try these!


And I must write for Sensational Haiku Wednesday...

BRIDGE

to cross into the
next phase, to reach another
level, to move on

to learn, to explore
to grow, to engage, to seek
and to discover

if only I could
master this darn new system,
switching computers

59 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Ah, I read Three Daves recently, and almost chose it for my "Did I Notice Your Book" post lol!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nicki will be happy! I haven't read it yet, but I do own it.
Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

C.M.Brown said...

All sound like good reads!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I've had VARIANT on my TBR list - and now I'll have to add the sequel! :)

Jackie said...

My oldest son and I liked Variant!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely set of haiku ~ like the line 'to grow, to engage, to seek and to discover... (A Creative Harbor)

thanks for coming by and commenting ^_^

sydneyaaliyah said...

Three Daves sounds interesting. Love the 80's and chicklit. Thanks Tara.

Amy Jarecki said...

Wow--Three Blogs! Awesome, I'll definitely check out Three Daves. Thanks for sharing :-)

Laura Marcella said...

Great shout-outs! Love the haikus. And good luck with your computer!

Lisa Regan said...

They look like great picks! Thanks for sharing!

Sherry Ellis said...

These sound like great reads. Three Daves will be something I have to check out!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Some great picks. I'm checking out the last one for my son. Love the picture of smashing the computer. I feel like that somedays.

anthonynorth said...

Agh, modern computers. I know how you feel. Nice one.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love the haiku and the picture!
And those books look great - they are definitely going on my list . ..

Teresa Coltrin@Journaling Woman said...

Great choices. I love Bridge.

michelle said...

Love those pink shoes on Nicki's cover... 80's chick lit sounds awesome!

Marta Szemik said...

All three covers are very unique!

E.J. Wesley said...

Very cool covers, and love that Carol turned her weekly into a book. What a cool age we live in. :-)

mshatch said...

Variant has gotten some excellent reviews. I've been wanting to read it.

Julie said...

Oh, your haiku made me laugh. I can definitely relate to that feeling.

I'm learning about so many new books thanks to this blogfest. Thanks for sharing these recommendations!

J. A. Bennett said...

Both Variant and Feedback blew my mind! I went to his launch party and it was so much fun! I don't think he's a NYT Bestseller becasue the place wasn't that crowded, but he did have quite a few loyal fans :)

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, I hand't seen that Three Daves cover--I like it. Also really like the Variant one.

LynNerdKelley said...

Thanks for sharing three books that sound like they're great reads. Love the cover of the second book! Perfect cover for a chic lit!

Ciara said...

All three covers would catch my attention. Thanks for participating. I'm having so much fun learning about all these books!

Lynn Proctor said...

wonderful haiku!!

Nancy Thompson said...

Haha, I couldn't keep to just one book either. Too may great ones out there!

Liz Fichera said...

I read THREE DAVES too and really enjoyed it.

Love the Haiku!! Very cute.

Carrie-Anne said...

I love the Eighties, so I'd probably love Three Daves. It's hard to believe that the Eighties are now considered a historical era.

Southpaw said...

They all sound good. I totally missed Carol's series. I definitely have to get that!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Loved the bridge haiku and the recommendations!

Christine Rains said...

Great picks! I'm finding such great books in this blogfest.

Suzanne Furness said...

'Three Daves' sounds cool.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I own Nicki's book!

Laura Eno said...

Love the cover on An Elemental Fire.

Nicki Elson said...

Tara! You little sweetie. :) It was very fun to see my book featured here, and then even more fun to read the comments on my way down. Thank you, thank you.

Thanks also for the tip on Variant - I'm going to show it to my son who just walked in the door from school.

J.L. Campbell said...

Variant looks mysterious, but I also like Three Daves. It's cute.

Livia said...

Three Daves sounds intriguing. Love anything romance.

Great haiku! I adapt easily to new computer systems... love learning, exploring, seeking and discovering. It's one of the wonderful things in life :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

to learn, to explore
to grow, to engage, to seek
and to discover

That haiku really got me thinking. Great picks for the blogfest. Guess all that's left is for you and me to hope our authors find our posts.

Cynthia said...

Saying hello from the blog hop...The cover for Variant looks very interesting with the ominous "Trust No One" subheading.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm not exactly a young person but I love reading YA novels and want to read more sci fi. Thanks for mentioning Variant and Feedback.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Haven't read any of these. They all look great. Oh, my, I need a vacation so I can do nothing but read!

The Golden Eagle said...

I've seen Variant at the library but never picked it up. Thanks for the review!

Love your haiku. Switching operating systems sounds like a hassle . . .

Susan Oloier said...

Absolutely enjoyed Three Daves! Nicki is awesome!

Erin Kane Spock said...

Three Daves looks like fun. The first haiku made me think of leveling a toon in gaming.

Trisha said...

THREE DAVES looks like lots of fun :)

Lexa Cain said...

It's like a book round-up on your blog! It's really nice of you to give these authors your support and help the rest of us choose what we'll read next. :-)

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

These all look good! Thanks!

LD Masterson said...

I'm always looking for good YA's for the young people in my life. Thanks.

Good luck with the new computer system.

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, an NA book. I'll have to check it out! :)

Lynda R Young said...

oh, I enjoyed your Haikus

lessandragr said...

Nice set of haiku - are you going from Windows to Mac or vice versa?

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara .. An Elemental Fire looks like a good read as you were hooked ... Nicki's Three Daves sounds interesting to say the least ..

Cheers Hilary

Tara Tyler said...

ah, the computer problem...switching to new pc from old pc. should b simple, and it is, all except ms office. for some reason known only above, clipart doesnt work. and you know how much i use clipart!!

thanks for all the comments! its been an awesome bloghop!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Got to get the 80's chick read...def a grabber..got me!

Morgan said...

Love the Haiku!

And some fabulous picks... I started Variant, but haven't finished it yet...

Samantha May said...

These all look really good, but I think Variant caught my attention the most! Thanks for sharing :)

joanne said...

love all the bridges and what they do! a unique take on the prompt!

Bing Yap said...

i agree, that's a unique take on the prompt... and those books look intriguing as well.

i'm hopping from SHW... ;)

Jenn @ You know... that Blog? said...

Bridging computers is never easy ;)

Sorry I've been bad about visiting. This moving thing is going to be the end of me, I swear.