One of the most difficult things for me was describing a race. The funny thing about those racing scenes is I get a lot of compliments on them, but I find them boring to re-read, myself. LN: There have been several. My friend Danny Bell was a victim of that, with the same outcome from the officials. For example, in my second book Getting Sideways, Cody discovers that trigonometry actually has a purpose when Kasey shows him how to use it to calculate the angle of the bends for the door bars of his roll cage.
PJH: Let's talk about stereotypes. Though in general we want to avoid these, at times, a stereotype can play a useful part, especially in a book that deals with a subject not often written like racing. Do any of your characters have stereotypical traits? Do any bust the stereotypes wide open? And who was your favorite character to write? LN: Wow, tough question.
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As a tough woman in a racing community, you might find her somewhat stereotypical. But then, who of us is? To be honest, I took something of a break from racing when I stopped doing it myself, and I just recently got back into it, only to find a whole new crop of drivers.
He went years without ever missing a race. I respect that kind of dedication. On a humorous note, when I was living in North Carolina, Tommy once offered to check my lug nuts for me and I blew him off, not realizing who he was. Then a wreck at the speedway nearly ruined everything. Cody's making every effort to get his life back on track—writing for the school paper, searching for the perfect girlfriend, and counting the days until he gets his drivers' license—but there's no escaping the nightmares that haunt him.
A chance to build his own car seems like the perfect distraction. Until Cody realizes he'll have to live up to Race's legendary status. But that's the least of his worries, considering he doesn't have his dad's permission. All he has to do is the impossible: keep Race from discovering his lie until he can convince his dad that racing's safe.
Yeah, sure. That'll be easy. This one tops the list! Happy Holidays! And I love the fact that the blog tour has Bad Aces in the title. Like I am a Bad Ace.
But I don't mind, because it just sounds sort of cool. I love this one! I asked Fisher to offer up a top ten list because everything is better in lists of ten, right?
And here's what she came up with Tuesday, December 20, Blog Winners! Thanks to everyone who entered to win books! Christina Madison! So you know a writer and you aren't sure what to get him or her for the holidays? Look no more! We give you Hope your holiday is great :.
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I'll admit that a huge part of why I chose this book and listened to it on audio was the fact that Wil Wheaton was narrating. But I picked it up and started listening, and it got to the point that I couldn't wait to drive from place to place so I could have an excuse to listen to my audiobook more. I had to find out what was going to happen to the cute little fuzzy creatures.
I know, sounds silly but totally is not. John Scalzi does a great job blending humor, drama, and sci-fi. I'm not a lawyer and in general, I don't lean toward books with lots of law jargon in them so don't let the lawyer part sway you. But the way this whole book played out was masterful.
And I have to mention that the main character Jack Holloway was flawed yet so immensely likeable and seems to live the funnest life : If you remotely enjoy science fiction, I'd highly recommend this one. Also, if you do audio books, this one should top your list.
From Amazon: Jack Holloway works alone, for reasons he doesn't care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorp's headquarters on planet, light-years from the corporation's headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, that's not up for discussion. Then, in the wake of an accidental cliff collapse, Jack discovers a seam of unimaginably valuable jewels, to which he manages to lay legal claim just as ZaraCorp is cancelling their contract with him for his part in causing the collapse.
Briefly in the catbird seat, legally speaking, Jack pressures ZaraCorp into recognizing his claim, and cuts them in as partners to help extract the wealth. But there's another wrinkle to ZaraCorp's relationship with the planet Zarathustra. Their entire legal right to exploit the verdant Earth-like planet, the basis of the wealth they derive from extracting its resources, is based on being able to certify to the authorities on Earth that Zarathustra is home to no sentient species.
Then a small furry biped--trusting, appealing, and ridiculously cute--shows up at Jack's outback home. Followed by its family. As it dawns on Jack that despite their stature, these are people, he begins to suspect that ZaraCorp's claim to a planet's worth of wealth is very flimsy indeed I'll keep it simple. I adore this book.
My kids adore this book. My daughter's first grade class adores this book. It's fun and charming and obviously adorable : So if you're looking for a great holiday picture book, this is one worth checking out! Mike Lowery Putnam, July 7, Featuring Danyelle Leafy! Just for the record, I adore this guest post!!!! Today I'm featuring the husband of my friend and fellow author, Danyelle Leafty! You may recognize Danyelle from her fabulous blog, Myth-Takes. Her three books, which make up The Fairy Godmother Dilemma, are fun and perfect for fans of tilted fairy tales.
I'm thrilled to offer up for giveaway today two books by authors I adore.
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So here's your chance to win a book from each of them! When "slipped" angel Zachary and his werewolf pal, Kieren, arrive under suspicious circumstances to a mysterious New England boarding school, they quickly find themselves in a hellish lockdown with an intriguing assortment of secretive, hand-picked students.
Or will the devil have his due? Best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites heroes from the previous three novels in the Tantalize Series - including Zachary's girl, Miranda, and Kieren's love, Quincie - along with a fascinating cast of all-new characters for a suspenseful, action-packed clash between the forces of heaven and hell.
I was shocked, but ok with that. I replied that I was in a relationship and wasn't looking for one with him either. Weak man, uncomfortable and awkward, is this normal or fixable? Wife having an affair with another married woman. Friendship breaking apart :. I'm just sooooooo awkward!
Don't know how to make a move. I have no clue what to do. Reunion with an old pen pal leads to mixed messages. Feelings for bf friend. Skip to content Free download. Book file PDF easily for everyone and every device. Happy reading Forbidden Attraction Bookeveryone. This Book have some digital formats such us :paperbook, ebook, kindle, epub, fb2 and another formats.
Rating details. Forbidden attraction Sort order. I give it 3,5 stars.