Top 10 Best YA Easter Book Titles (that don’t really exist)


For Fun Friday this week, members of The Society of YA Storytellers are posting about all things Easter. After I thought about it for half a second, I realized that this was a really weird topic for The Society. It’s not like YA novelists scramble to include chapters about bonnets, baskets, and Easter egg hunts.

And that got me thinkin’. Hmmm, what if they did? Therefore, I present to you my Top 10 Best YA Easter Book Titles (that don’t really exist).

10. Breaking Eggs: The Bunny Saga

9. The Marshmallow Peep Diaries

8. Pretty Little Chicks

7. City of Jellybeans

6. The Spring Games: Catching Tulips

5. Dorothy Must Dye (Eggs)

4. The Maze Hopper

3. The Perks of Having a Cotton Tail

2. The Bonnet Thief

1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Chocolate Bunnies


By the way, the Morganville Web Series wraps filming of season one today, so in honor of this auspicious occasion, I have a special message for my fellow #Myrninators.. Happy Easter – Don’t let the bunnies bite!


Being Human: Top 10 Reasons Why It’s Crazy Good

I’m through the roof and over the moon thrilled that one of my favorite shows is back. Last week, Being Human, returned to Syfy. To celebrate, I’m digging up the reasons why I love this show.

10. Because the premise can double as the ultimate paranormal joke…”A vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost walk into a…”


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Top 10 from Jace’s Lips

cityofbonesPsyched for City of Bones to hit the big screen! In honor of the newest paranormal blockbuster, I’ve compiled my favorite book quotes from the sexy, sarcastic hero of the series, Jace. Sorry, none of the mushy stuff, just the witty jabs that make reading these books so much fun. Enjoy and post your additions in the comments. Don’t forget to wear black on premiere day and show your #ShadowHunterPride.

10. “I prefer to think that I’m a liar in a way that’s uniquely my own.” – City of Ashes

9. “I can see why you like it here. There’s a thin layer of nerd over everything.” – City of Fallen Angels Continue reading “Top 10 from Jace’s Lips”

My Top 10 Favorite Love Triangles

After a week of whining to friends and family, I finally convinced someone to go with me to see Breaking Dawn. In honor of the victory, I’m posting My Top 10 Favorite Love Triangles (YA Book Edition). It was really hard to narrow them down, so if you have any additions, post a Comment.

10. Erin, Jason, Zach in the Songs of Magic series by J.L. Bryan

Jason is so completely lovable. There are hints that Erin may not be as perfect as he thinks she is. Her boyfriend, regional male model Zach, cracks me up with his “important” gigs like for Uncle Otto’s Authentic German Pizza.

9. Jack, Peter, Alice in the My Blood Approves series by Amanda Hocking

Is love about the body or soul? Alice meets Jack. She starts falling for his sense of humor and kindness. Then she meets Jack’s brother, for whom she’s feels an overwhelming physical bond.

8. Jolie, Sinjin, Rand in the Jolie Wilkins series by H.P. Mallory

Vamp or Wizard? Rand and Sinjin are equally hot, equally powerful, and equally mysterious. Jolie’s no slouch either.

7. Stefan, Damon, Elena in the Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith

When attraction threatens to pull apart brothers, drama ensues.

6. Edward, Jacob, Bella in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

I know what you’re thinking. You whined to see the movie then you placed them all the way down the list at six? Really? Yes, really. While I love the movies, I wasn’t exactly gaga over the books which I read before I saw the movies. And this list is based on the books…hence the six. In its favor, I think there is something very insightful about the idea that the perfect person for you may not be your soul mate.

5. Mercy, Adam, Samuel in the Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs

It’s a choice between the past and present…a second chance or moving on. She’s chosen, but I can’t help but think that nothing is permanent. Forget Mercy, I’m in love with Samuel.

4. Claire, Shane, Myrnin in the Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine

Okay, so you caught me. This isn’t exactly a love triangle…yet. The hints are all there and it seems inevitable. Do you love me for my mind or body? Does it make a difference if one suitor is wicked deadly and mad as a hatter? When it all hits the fan it will be amazing.

3. Katniss, Peeta, Gayle in the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

He may need alot of saving, but I always routed for Peeta and you can’t convince me otherwise.

2. Sookie, Eric, Bill in the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris

It’ll be allright, Sookie. I’m torn between them too. Two powerful vamps who need a partial fairy to bring out the human in them.

1. Keira, Colby, William in the Midnight Guardian series by yours truly

It’s my list, so did you expect otherwise? I love writing for these characters. If love is a fire, is it better started by a spark or embers? Do opposites attract?

For 11/11/11: Eleven Reasons Readers Will Love Indie Books

On this 11th day, of the 11th month of the 11th year of the century, the YA Indie Carnival presents Top 11 Lists. My list-“Eleven Reasons Readers Will Love Our Books”.

11. Because you can enter Cheri Schmidt’s giveaway until Nov. 20th to win signed copies of The Fateful Trilogy AND have Cheri donate books to your library

10. Because we write about some awesome, kick-butt heroines like Charmian in The Bloodstone Saga, Corinne Driscol of the Chronicles of Corinne, and Keira Ryan in the Midnight Guardian Series

9. Because the greatest love stories are cloaked in danger like in The Ripple Series and Eden Trilogy

8. Because we could all use a little magic in our daily lives: 13 on Halloween, Warriors of the Cross, The Understorey

7. Because in books…nothing is ever as it seems like in The Raven Saga, The Sky People Saga, and Solstice

6. Because who doesn’t like haunting hotties…check out these leading men: Jack in Vampires Rule, Bo in Blood Like Poison, William in Whispering Evil, and Griffin in Griffin Rising

5. Because sometimes we’re in the mood for a good short story like Into the Ruins: An Anthology of New Beginnings or The Glassheart Chronicles

4. Because we find inspiration when the wallflower steps out from the shadows like Liv in Soul Quest

3. Because one word can say it all… RunMissing Breathe

2. Because everyone can use a little (or alot) of romance in their life

1. Because if you are reading this post, you enjoy the FREEDOM of expression. Many men and women bravely fought to secure this freedom for YOU. If you haven’t already done so (or even if you have, it would be nice to do it again), THANK a Veteran!

And check out the rest of the acts at the YA Indie Carnival…

1. Laura A. H. Elliott author of Winnemucca & 13 on Halloween, Book 1 in the Teen Halloween Series 2. Bryna Butler, author Midnight Guardian series
3. Heather Self 4. T. R. Graves, Author of The Warrior Series
5. Suzy Turner, author of The Raven Saga 6. Darby Karchut, author of GRIFFIN RISING
7. Lexus Luke 8. PJ Hoover, Author of SOLSTICE, Blogging at ROOTS IN MYTH
9. Cheri Schmidt, author of the Fateful Trilogy 10. Rachel Coles, author of Into The Ruins, geek mom blog
11. K. C. Blake, author of Vampires Rule and Crushed 12. Patti Larsen, The Hunted series and The Hayle Coven series
13. Courtney Cole, author of The Bloodstone Saga 14. Amy Maurer Jones, Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy
15. Dani Snell’s Refracted Light Reviews 16. Fisher Amelie, author of The Understorey
17. M. Leighton, Blood Like Poison Series, Madly, The Reaping 18. Abbi Glines, author of Breathe and The Vincent Boys
19. Kimberly Kinrade, Bits of You & Pieces of Me, Forbidden Mind 20. Madeline Smoot, Missing, Summer Shorts, and The Girls
21. Cidney Swanson, author of Rippler 22. Nicole Williams, author of Eternal Eden, Falling Eden
23. Gwenn Wright, author of Filter 24. Abbi Glines: Breathe, The Vincent Boys, Existence
25. Be Afraid!