Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Spirit Time here at Star Shadow Blog with Giveaway from Put Me In The Story!

So if any of you have not yet seen Star Shadow Blog is again getting ready for our 25 Days of Giveaways starting December 1st-25th

Here is our amazing line up for daily giveaways from Authors, Publishing Companies and some amazing Merchants as well. So keep your eyes peeled for recipes, guest posts and more each day between December 1st and 25th.

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One of my favorite holiday traditions, is something we do for our kids on Christmas Eve, Each year we get the kids pjs, which yeah I know you have all heard a million times... Also we give them a joint box filled with a Holiday movie, Popcorn, Hot Cocoa and a Holiday Story.

One of my favorite places to get stories for the kids is a company called Put Me In The Story, seeing the kids face light up once they realize there names are in this storybook just is amazing. Not to mention they love reading it over and over so it's their story!

If you are looking for your own personlized copies of books for your lil readers for the holidays, I would recommend Santa is Coming To My House

I know this year in our home were planning on getting one for each of the boys, Marvel's Avengers and Disney's Doc McStuffins

 The amazing people at Put Me In The Story are offering a great giveaway this year for your lil readers, to help start your own #BookMagic, they are offering

Prizes (Drawn December 6th):
·         Grand prize: $500 shopping spree on Put Me In The Story
·50 winners will receive a free personalized book of their choice

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Blog Tour - The Soul Thief - Dream Cast by Majanka Verstraete

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The Soul Thief (The Angel of Death Series #1)
by Majanka Verstraete
Publisher: Booktrope
Published: November 11, 2014
Genre: YA, Paranormal
9781620155585_front   When sixteen-year-old Riley is injured in a car crash and sees a girl stealing a boy’s soul, she’s convinced she’s hallucinating. But when she sees the same girl at the hospital later, she knows she wasn’t dreaming. That’s when Riley learns her secret heritage and who she really is: a halfling Angel of Death. Riley must come to terms with her new reality and supernatural abilities, but before she can do this, girls her age start dying in mysterious circumstances. It’s up to Riley to figure out why, what the innocent victims have in common, and what she can do to stop them.

Dream Cast

Taylor Momsen as Riley
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Taylor Momsen would be great at playing Riley – I’m sure of that after seeing her performance on Gossip Girl. They have the same build and hair color, although Riley rarely uses make-up, and Taylor usually does. But that’s easily fixed.   dreamcast2
Toby Regbo as Leander
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When I had to write down the character description for Leander, I actually looked up a picture of Toby Regbo and described him. So Leander’s looks are inspired by this actor! Then who better to play Leander than the actor who inspired his looks?   dreamcast3
Caitlin Stasey as Katie
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Caitlin Stasey looks just like I imagined Katie to look, and she’s great at playing characters who have the same bubbly personality as Katie has. In the TV series “Reign”, she plays a young woman named Kenna, who’s flirty and outgoing, and she does a great job at it. Katie has the same personality traits, so I’m sure she’d be great at it. dreamcast4
Claire Holt as Michelle
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Claire Holt looks just like Michelle, except her hair needs to be curly, but that’s easily fixed! This young actress did a great job in her role as a vampire in “The Vampires Diaries”, and I’m impressed with her talent, so I’d love it if she could play in the movie for The Angel of Death series.   dreamcast5
Zach Roerig as Craig
When I thought about who I wanted to play Craig, then I instantly thought about Matt from “The Vampire Diaries”, a character portrayed by Zach Roerig. I think this actor would do a great job playing Craig.

About the Author


  Majanka Verstraete begged her Mom to teach her how to read while she was still in kindergarten. By the time she finished fifth grade, she had read through the entire children’s section of her hometown library. She wrote her first story when she was seven years old, and hasn’t stopped writing since. With an imagination that never sleeps, and hundreds of possible book characters screaming for her attention, writing is more than a passion for her. She writes about all things supernatural for children of all ages. She’s tried to write contemporary novels before, but something paranormal always manages to crawl in. Majanka is currently studying for her Master of Laws degree, and hopes one day to be able to combine her passions for law and writing. When she’s not writing, reading or studying, she likes watching “The Vampire Diaries” and “Game of Thrones,” spending time with her friends, or playing “World of Warcraft.”
Tour Schedule
November 12 Write Away Bliss - Schedule / Excerpt The Musings of a Book Addict - Review Suzy Turner, Author - Author Interview The Best Books Ever - Character Bio, Dreamcast, Excerpt November 13 Country Book Bumpkin - Review, Soundtrack, Excerpt Reese's Reviews - Review, Character Bio, Dreamcast Pinky's Favorite Reads - Top Ten, Excerpt November 14 Indy Book Fairy - Review, Excerpt Kimber Leigh Writes - Top Ten, Excerpt Here is What I Read - Author Interview, Dreamcast, Soundtrack, Excerpt Writing Belle - Character Bios November 15  A Book Paradise - Author Interview, Soundtrack, Excerpt Endless Reading - Review, Excerpt The Literary Melting Pot - Review November 16 Roxy's Reviews - Review, Character Bios, Top Ten Real Talk, Book Talk - Dreamcast, Excerpt Becca Anne's Book Reviews - Review, Character Bio, Dreamcast Nerd Girl Official - Excerpt November 17 Deal Sharing Aunt - Author Interview, Top Ten, Excerpt Star Shadow Blog - Character Bio, Dreamcast, Soundtrack Dystopia Capitol - Review November 18 Kristy Centro - Character Bios Whispered Thoughts - Character Bios, Excerpt, Soundtrack Little Hyuts Reviews - Dreamcast November 19 Step Into Fiction - Review, Excerpt Behind the Pages - Author Interview, Dreamcast, Excerpt This Redhead Loves Books - Review, Excerpt The Avid Reader - Soundtrack, Character Bios November 20 Tracy's Nook - Review, Character Interview The Pleasure of Reading - Excerpt Bex n Books - Character Bios Becky's Barmy Book Blog - Top Ten, Excerpt November 21 Relaxed Reads - Dreamcast Renee Entress's Blog - Review Books and Friendz - Character Bio, Excerpt Pretty in Fiction - Top Ten, Excerpt Kat's Book Promotions - Dreamcast

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cover Re-Release - The Case of the Invisible Witch by Patrice Lyle

Book Summary:

THE CASE OF THE INVISIBLE WITCH, is part of the Poison Ivy Charm School series.In THE CASE OF THE INVISIBLE WITCH, thirteen-year-old Tulip Bonnaire, Witch PI, runs Spells & Spies out of her dorm room at Poison Ivy Charm School, a school for polite witches and warlocks. She has only 72 hours to figure out her latest case, or her classmate, Missy, will never be seen again. Literally.When Missy shows up in Tulip’s dorm room around midnight, she’s invisible. As in not even x-ray vision could spot her. The mean triplets who call themselves The Belles have cast an invisibility spell on poor Missy. But if Tulip can’t break the spell in 72 hours, Missy will remain invisible forever.It’s a case Tulip can’t resist — between her mom’s annoying new boyfriend and her own secret crush at school, Tulip understands how much it stinks to feel invisible. Luckily for Tulip, her two best friends and her cute, techy guy friend help dig up clues on a case that turns out to be her freakiest one ever.

POISON IVY: The Case of the Washed Up Warklock will release in Fall 2015 through Leap Books.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616030346
  • Publisher: Leap Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/2/2013
  • Pages: 194


Author Bio:
Patrice Lyle has never met a ghost story she didn’t like. She’s been fascinated with the paranormal Facebook or visit her website. She is also on AuthorsNow! and Twitter: @Patrice_Lyle
since childhood. She attributes this fascination to having heard old family stories of ghostly wreaths, ESP, and money hidden in the lining of antique purses. She grew up on the Oregon Coast and has a Master’s Degree in Writing Popular Fiction. Now she lives with her husband and three cats near Orlando, where she’s working on the next Poison Ivy novel and trolling the area for ghostly happenings. Friend Patrice on
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