My 1-Year Blogiversary!

Happy 1 year to me!! 😀 I thought I’d share with you some of the lessons I’ve learned as well as the next steps I’ve got planned!

I first got the idea to start a blog after being approached by someone on Goodreads to be a part of a blog tour for an author I really enjoyed. Since I didn’t have my own blog, I contributed a guest post but it got me thinking – what if I did have my own blog? That really set the wheels in motion, and I began looking at others’ blogs for inspiration and brainstorming names, as well as reading articles of all the dos and don’ts in starting this project.

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I’ve been reviewing books for a long time. In grade school, we got agendas that had a section for “current read” so I’ve been keeping track of what I’ve read since then. Then in middle school I learned about Goodreads and ever since, I religiously update my Read shelf. At some point, I happened upon LibraryThing, which is a site that has book giveaways in return for reviews. It was actually after reviewing one of those books that I got that message to join the blog tour, and very soon after this blog came to be!

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Spotlight: Harmonic Wars by DB Stearns

Author D.B. Stearns is here today to share his sci-fi series, Harmonic Wars, with us! With the second book on its way, now’s the perfect time to get caught up on the story. Learn more about the series below and how to get it for yourself!


And so the multidimensional war continues …

D.B. Stearns has created an exciting and original new SciFi series called Harmonic Wars. He takes a unique look at our ancient history and uses it to create a futuristic society that founded their civilization on sound technology. Faced with home worlds that could no longer sustain humanity, they began the migration to a promising solar system with an abundance of resources, including the ever critical quartz crystals that they needed to power their sound technologies.

guardians imageGuardians of the Crystal Skulls by D.B. Stearns
Genre: Sci-Fi

Guardians of the Crystal Skulls is book one of the Harmonic Wars series. This book begins in the early 1400s with the warring factions of the Science Guild and the Warrior Guild already in an ongoing stalemate of the Harmonic Wars. The Warrior Guild has taken control of all the Deep Space Attack Carriers (DSACs) and heavy artillery in our solar system. The Science Guild maintains balance through the powerful weapons of the last self-generating Pyraportal and Ark I that they used to colonize this solar system. But the Harmonic Wars are just one of many conflicts that the Forces of the Light battles against the Forces of the Dark across thousands of dimensions. Multidimensional beings aid or control the lower races who must make a choice to devote themselves to the Light or the Dark. Now as this war continues in humanity’s dimension, the Light has activated the powerful Guardians of the Skulls. Armed with Anti-Grav Suits and the ability to overwhelm others by projecting their emotions, these thirteen beautiful women warriors turn the tide against the Warrior Guild tainted by their evil weapons. The Guardians are blessed with several unique gifts including longevity through their bonding with the ancient Crystal Skulls.

The former Mayan Queen and de facto leader of the Guardians, Ana struggles to raise her great grandson Arturo and his brother Roberto, but something evil walks in the Land of Dreams and threatens to unravel all their legacy. Now Ana’s close friend and Dreamwalker, Guardian Alana must defeat this evil and prevent it from overcoming Arturo and the future Guardians.

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Music Monday: Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon

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Getting an email to review a book by Julian Lennon is definitely the coolest thing that has ever happened to me. Plus, it’s designed with Earth Day in mind, one of my fave holidays (def not biased 😉 ) so now’s the perfect time to share this book with you all, especially since I can tie it into Music Monday!

It is a children’s book but who said those were just for children? 😛
Read my review below, and for more info on Music Monday posts and how you can participate, click here (also in the menu bar above)

Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon with Bart Davis
Illustrated by Smiljana Coh
Genre: Children’s Book

Jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that can go wherever you want. Just press a button printed on the page, and point the plane up in the air to fly, or down to land it.

The Flier’s mission is to transport readers around the world, to engage them in helping to save the environment, and to teach one and all to love our planet.

Fly to the top of a mountain. Send clean water to thirsty people. Dive deep into the ocean (the Flier turns into a submarine!) to pick up pollution and bring back the fish.

Explore the planet, meet new people, and help make the world a better place.
An inspiring, lyrical story, rooted in Lennon’s life and work, with beautiful illustrations that bring the faraway world closer to young children.

The book includes words to a special poem written by Julian Lennon, specifically for Touch the Earth.

Touch The Earth is the first book in a planned trilogy. A portion of the proceeds from books sales will go to support the environmental and humanitarian efforts of the White Feather Foundation.

Get it here: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

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