Category: Giveaways

Taking Over Dazzled by Books!

Taking Over Dazzled by Books!
Posted September 22, 2014 by Irisjexx in Features, Giveaways, Guest Post / 0 Comments

A few days ago Ali asked me if I would be interested in taking over her blog for a day. It sounded like a fun thing to do; even though I haven’t done anything like this before. So, as a first timer, I spent this weekend thinking about a topic I wanted to write about. And really, there was only one subject that seemed to come to mind. A little trip down memory lane About a year ago I wrote a post on my blog about the things I’d tell you if we -as old friends- were having coffee. At the time […]


Interview with Cindy Ray Hale

Interview with Cindy Ray Hale
Posted September 11, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Giveaways, Interviews / 0 Comments

Ali: What inspiration did the characters of Les Misérables give you to write the Destiny trilogy?  Cindy: I was first inspired by Eponine and her story of courage and love even though she knew it would be unrequited. She helped Marius find Cosette even though it hurt her. I’ve spent some time pondering that. The only thing I could come up with was that Eponine loved Marius so much that she wanted to do even something that would her her to see him happy. That kind of pure love is extremely inspiring to me and I brought it back hints […]


Book Review: Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof

Book Review: Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof
Posted September 10, 2014 by love2dazzle in Fiction, Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments

This story is about Tom Putnam, who is a college professor. He has been married for many years to a woman that suffers  from a fairly sever mental illness. Putnam’s wife passes away just as a new woman shows up in town. Rose is new to town and she seems to intrigue anyone that meets her. It was definitely a little weird that Tom’s wife passed away very early in the story. It seemed that most of the characters just seem to mock the poor woman. I can’t say that I really liked this book because none of it seemed […]


Dazzled by Books 2 year Blogiversary – Part 2: Authors I have met

Dazzled by Books 2 year Blogiversary – Part 2: Authors I have met
Posted September 5, 2014 by love2dazzle in Giveaways / 1 Comment

Authors I have met on my journey. Getting ready for pictures!         Claudia Gray, Me, Kiersten White Claudia Gray is a sweet heart. I have to say that Kiersten White is a blast. She is so funny.           Me, Lauren Oliver Lauren Oliver is very interesting. It was great talking to her.           Me, Dan Wells Dan Wells is hilarious. He handed out prescriptions. It made me laugh.           Debra Driza, Me I was so excited to meet Debra Driza. I made the trip this […]


Interview with Cindi Madsen

Interview with Cindi Madsen
Posted August 29, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Giveaways, Interviews / 0 Comments

Interview:   Ali: Which genre do you prefer writing, Young Adult or Adult Romance? Cindi: I like mixing it up so I don’t get bored, much like I do with my reading.   Ali:  You seem to excel in both genres, why do you think that is? Cindi: Thanks! I try really hard to switch up the voices on my books, which again, keeps me from getting bored. I’m a character driven writer, so I just start seeing a character and feel the urge to tell their story, regardless of age. And of course age changed the set of problems […]


Interview with Veronica Bartles

Interview with Veronica Bartles
Posted August 28, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Giveaways, Interviews / 0 Comments

Interview:   Ali:  You are a Pitch Wars Mentor for the second time. What is your favorite thing about Pitch Wars? Veronica: The absolute best thing about Pitch Wars is the way relationships form around the contest. I have been on both sides (I entered two years ago, though I didn’t get in), and I’ve made so many friends along the way, with other mentors and fellow contestants! The awesome community is definitely the biggest thing that keeps drawing me back time after time. Also, even though I didn’t get into the contest, I consider myself one of the success […]


Dazzled by Books 2 year Blogiversary Part 1

Dazzled by Books 2 year Blogiversary Part 1
Posted August 27, 2014 by love2dazzle in Giveaways / 0 Comments

I still can’t believe that I have been blogging for two years. I am still in love with it. I have had a chance to meet authors in person and of course get to meet new ones everyday. I enjoy what I do. I love it. If I could do this full-time non stop all day long I would. I am completely in love with blogging. My dream is to work for a publishing company some day and of course I want to see my blog grow. I have some high hopes and dreams for Dazzled by Books and I […]


Book Review and Giveaway: How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer

Book Review and Giveaway: How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer
Posted July 19, 2014 by love2dazzle in Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments

I am all for interesting and absurd but “How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky” was not my cup of tea. I don’t think this was a bad novel. I am sure many people think it is brilliant. I just found myself bored a lot. This story is basically about two soul mates and the romance that keeps them together. There were many references to physics and astronomy especially with the many interesting and quirky characters. I didn’t find myself getting hooked on this story at all. I felt fairly bored because I couldn’t find anything to connect too. […]


Exclusive Interview with Amanda Maciel and Giveaway

Exclusive Interview with Amanda Maciel and Giveaway
Posted June 17, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Giveaways, Interviews / 0 Comments

Interview with Amanda Maciel: Ali: What is one aspect of being published that has surprised you? Amanda Maciel: I have a day job in publishing so I thought I knew everything and I’ve worked in publishing for 14 years. Before that I wrote for newspapers and stuff and did some nonfiction work for higher. I think what has really surprised me is how personal it is. You know it is personal but understanding the business side of things I didn’t prepare me for how personal it can be. Things still affect you personally. I have been very thankful that my […]


Exclusive Interview with Kevin Emerson and Giveaway

Exclusive Interview with Kevin Emerson and Giveaway
Posted June 16, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Giveaways, Interviews / 0 Comments

Interview with Kevin Emerson Ali: Being a musician how did you get into writing? Kevin Emerson: I have been a writer as a kid before I was a practicing musician. As a kid I wrote fan fiction, it wasn’t called that then though. I have kind of been doing both all along. Ali: Exile is so much different than “The Lost Code.” What made you decide to write a contemporary? Kevin Emerson: It is a voice that I really wanted to write for awhile. I really wanted to write a story about a band. I have been in a tone […]