Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

Hey Everybody!
I know its been a little while since I've posted. I finally got my puppies you saw in a previous post. They are awesome! They're wearing me out.....but they're awesome! I've been in a little bit of a "funk" lately. So, if you don't hear from me for a little bit, that's why. I think I have a couple of blog hops coming up and you will hear from me then but I may be AWOL for a little bit. I haven't even been reading! Can you believe that? I'm lucky if I can stay awake long enough to watch TV for a few minutes while I'm in bed.

Here is a picture of my boys playing. They're funny little guys.

I hope you Keep Reading Dearhearts!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Awesome, EPIC Angelfire Giveaway!!

Ok, Everybody! I'm giving you a link where you can get in on a great giveaway! Wanna see what's up for grabs????

Now, there are SEVERAL books on here that I want.....but being the Goddess that I am, I'm sharing the deets with ya'll.'s hard to be this wonderful! LOL

Go to Courtney allison Moulton's website, (Click here) and enter to win. If you don't, it won't hurt my feelings because I really want this!

Keep Reading Dearhearts

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Nicole Zoltack, Champion of Valor Blog Stop

Hi everyone, Nicole Zoltack here, author of a fantasy romance trilogy. Thank you so much for having me today, Kimberly!

Since this blog is about reading and baking, I thought I would talk a little about both.
I love to read. I just posted a book review on my blog yesterday for Possession, a wonderful YA dystopia. I’ll read just about anything as long as it sounds interesting. Right now I’m reading The Lightning Thief. I love mythology and fantasy books especially.

When I’m busy writing, I tend to skip lunch. I don’t mean to but I get caught up writing and lose track of time. But my favorite dessert to make are my brownies. I don’t make them from scratch but they are delicious! I use Betty Crocker (two boxes of the kind with chocolate pieces in them). I add even more chocolate chips into them. Death by chocolate brownies I call them. Mmm… I haven’t made them lately but I just might have to!

What’s your favorite genre? What’s the best book you read lately? What is your favorite dessert?

Champion of Valor:
The Mystical Conch Shell of the Sea has been stolen, and it's up to Selliki, the selkie, to get it back. Selliki sets across the continent of Alethereia to find Arnhem, and Gabrael, the mage she loves. Selliki knows that no union between a selkie and a human have ever had a happy ending, but neither can ignore their feelings. Each night, they experience terrible, real dreams that show how doomed their love is.

The final war between Speica and Arnhem is threatening the entire world. Lucifer has aligned himself with Speica and wants nothing less than to bring about the Apocalypse before its time. In the last battle, cowardice is revealed, promises are broken, and many people die. Trolls fight icthyocentaurs, dwarves armed up against the Drow, angels against demons. Only one kingdom will prevail; that is, if the world doesn't end.

Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win some signed post cards and magnets. Each comment during the Champion of Valor Blog Tour gives you an entry for the grand prize: a copy of the entire Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy - Woman of Honor, Knight of Glory, and Champion of Valor.

This is the link to Nicole's website

These are the links to purchase the first two books in Nicole's series.
Woman of Honor
Knight of Glory

It was so nice to have Nicole guest post and stop of here on her VBT!

Make sure you comment for a chance to win on her blog tour.

Keep Reading Dearhearts

Saturday, May 14, 2011

DENISE ROBBINS BLOG: Give a book, Get a book

DENISE ROBBINS BLOG: Give a book, Get a book

This is one of the best causes I've seen in a long time! Please go to her blog and see how to help out.

Here's how it works. You send her a book that she will forward to military members and their families overseas. Here is a quote from her blog.

"I have friends in the military and I know they could use a good book to read so I am going to send all the books I collect to the military.

This is a "Give a book, get a book" giveaway and should be a lot of fun.

Now that you know about the giveaway, all you have to do is give away a book to get one and help our military folks overseas."


~*~*~*~*~These are her current books ~*~*~*~*~*~

Please get in touch with Denise Robbins! She's doing a wonderful thing for people who are protecting us all around the world!

THIS is a link to her Amazon page.

Keep Reading Dearhearts

Monday, May 9, 2011

Awesome Cover Artist, Kristen Thompson

I've stumbled upon an really awesome cover artist. Her name is Kristen Thompson. Her work, to me, ranges from hauntingly beautiful to old-fashioned chic.

She's agreed to answer some questions for us!!! Exciting right!?!?!?!?!

Hi Kristen! Welcome to my blog.

First, let me tell everyone about your bio (that I got directly -- copied actually -- from your website)

Kristen Thompson
Growing up with a father who loved art, he became my inspiration and my push towards the world of art. I had always loved science fiction and fantasy and comic books, it was then I really wanted to find my way in the digital art world. I began teaching myself how to create images and layers in Photoshop 7.0 during my high school years. Creating my own web site by reading tutorials came soon after and I never looked back. I started college at Santa Barbara City College in 2004 at 17 years old and worked for my AA in Media Arts and Technology. I worked with many professionals in both Web and Graphic Design, they helped me gain better knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign and working in the professional world. My senior year I did an internship with SOMA (School of Media Arts) at SBCC, I worked with the professional staff in creating the new SOMA website. I graduated in 2008, with two awards, First Place in Digital Art and Second Place in Web Portfolio. In October 2008 I started the Art Institute of San Diego California to earn a BA in Graphic Design. Through out the time there I have stayed on the Honors List with a high GPA and started creating my portfolio work. I will be graduating June 2011 and hope to work for a design firm who has the same love for art as I do.

I also have a love for books, designing covers for authors would be a dream come true. I have started a book blog reviewing and discussing books I have read, also interviewing authors about their writing. I hope to one day be a freelance designer for authors, both eBooks and Print.

That's impressive!!!!! And she's CUTE too!!!

1. Kristen, we learned a lot about how you got into your work from your bio (amazing, I might add). Now, tell us, I'm sure we're all dying to know! -- What is your most favorite thing to bake?
Bake? Hmm As my husband would tell you, I’m not much of a baker lol. But I love baking poppy seed muffins for breakfast they are my favorite! Also I love cooking Mexican style dished, I make a mean salsa to go with everything. J

2. I love your work. Do you get your inspiration from the book itself or is it something that just comes to you?
A lot of my work comes from reading. I have a larger than life collection of books and sometimes I just really want to express my thought on the ones I read through art. Other than that it just comes to me, I have created a lot of images that I played around with and then all of a sudden I have something that I love. I have a style that I go with, mostly with the use of textures and then I go from there to see what I can come up with.

3. When designing a cover for a book, do you get a summary of what each character is like or do you get your inspiration just on one or two pieces of information the author/publisher gives you?
From one book I designed I actually wrote the book lol. I went based off the main character and how she was described and the setting of the whole story. When authors ask me to do their work, I’m the type of artist that would like the read their novel so I can really get the feel of what I’m designing.


Cheerios or toast for breakfast (or dinner)? Toast

What is your favorite thing to bake or cook? Muffins!

What is your favorite thing to eat -- what?? Sometimes my favorite thing to bake or cook is NOT my favorite thing to eat?! Besides, I'm the Bakin_Goddess, I can ask what I want! ha ha ha ha Korean Spicy Pork…My husbands Korean and he got me addicted.

I'm watching the first Sex In The City movie right now. There is a part in there about a book called "Love Letters Of Great Men - Vol. 1" Do you or have you ever written a love letter to someone?
I haven’t… I know said but I’m a very independent girl who thinks the guy should write the love letter lo. My husband understand and is awesome, he’s the guy that comes home with flowers for no reason.
Super Lucky Girl!!! I'm sure he appreciates you so much!

I find that the art of writing letters is being overshadowed by e-mails (that's not to say that you can't write a great love e-mail).

Do you actually write letters or are you just an e-mail kinda girl? I’m an email kinda girl, but I do keep a journal where I write down ideas and do all my brainstorming.

I truly don't have a lot of questions for you, your bio says it all and your work says even more!! I just want people to be able to ask you questions about you and your work. Your work says things that I have no questions for. They speak for themselves, your covers.

What do you guys think? Amazing right?!!!

This is a link to KDesigns. You can follower her through Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and her Blog by click on each of the links (highlighted in a different color).

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all. If you are a moother of a human child or a furry child, you're a mother none the less and may you have a wonderfully Goddess-blessed Day!

Hope its full of hugs, kisses, chocolate and LOVE!

Keep Reading Dearhearts

Are you cheating on entries at Leslie Loves Veggies??

This makes me very sad! Please play fairly people! We ALL love to win things but to cheat is just disgusting!

Please Read Leslie's post. She has a great blog and is a very nice lady. For someone to pull this on HER blog OR anybody elses, is just mind blowing!!!

Keep Reading Dearhearts

Are you cheating on entries at Leslie Loves Veggies??

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cars, Trucks and Teething Rings: Minky Couture Review and Giveaway

Can I just say -- I LOVE THESE BLANKETS!!! I want one so bad I can almost feel it!!!! Here is a little look at the beginning of the blog post from Cars, Trust and Teething rings! These Minky Couture blankets are AWESOME!!!!!

Fit for a Goddess or what???

Cars, Trucks and Teething Rings: Minky Couture Review and Giveaway: "I'm secretly jealous of my children.  Correction:  I WAS secretly jealous of my children.  Have you noticed how SOFT blankets have gotten? ..."