Monday, August 19, 2013

Gated by Amy Christine Parker Chapter Sample!

Hey guys! Just thought I would share this chapter sample because I'm excited to get to reading this book. :) Follow the link and totally check it out if you can. :)

"Do the gates keep the unchosen out or the chosen in?

In Mandrodage Meadows, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated suburban community have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader who saved them from their sad, damaged lives. Lyla Hamilton and her parents are original members of the flock. They moved here following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:

Pioneer is her leader.

Will is her Intended.

The end of the world is near.

Like Noah before him, Pioneer has been told of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must arm themselves to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the compound's underground fortress--the Silo.

Lyla loves her family and friends, but given the choice, she prefers painting to target practice. And lately she'd rather think about a certain boy outside the compound than plan for married life in the Silo with Will. But with the end of days drawing near, she will have to pick up a gun, take a side, and let everyone know where she stands"

Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15752340-gated?ac=1
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Friday, August 9, 2013

Finally Have A Computer To Type With

I've been feeling really depressed because I haven't been active on this blog for a year now. But finally I have a computer I can use to update things. I just couldn't bring myself to use my kindle to post, because the whole experience was just terrible. I just got a samsung chromebook today and I'm happy to say updates to the blog should be happening soon. :)

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