Sunday, May 11, 2014

{Book Nerd Tour} The Skinwalker’s Apprentice Tens List + Giveaway!

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Heyy book nerds!! Welcome to my stop in 
The Skinwalker's Apprentice blog tour!
Today I have a Ten's List from author Claribel Ortega and a giveaway at the end of the post!

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Ten's List:
Books I've Ever Read

1. Breakfast Of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut – Although I could only dream of being as good a writer as Mr. Vonnegut, he is still my writing hero. His books are weird, will make you question everything in your life, get terribly depressed and then run to buy another of his books. Just pure brilliance.

2. The Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling (The Queen) – Also my favorite movie of the franchise. 

3. Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien, - The trilogy plus the hobbit I am sorry I can’t choose. 

4. Wicked, Gregory Maguire- love the subsequent books in the series as well but to me Wicked was the best of them all. 

5. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee – A haunting book which showed me the ugliness and the beauty of human nature when I was just a kid. 

6. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower – I still wonder about Charlie from time to time, and hope he’s okay. 

7. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Steig Larson (and the entire Millennium Trilogy)- Lisbeth is my favorite book heroine ever. 

8. Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris – If you want to laugh out loud on the subway on the way to work and be embarrassed, this one’s for you. 

9. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho – Hard to choose just one of Coelho’s books, but The Alchemist is a great story with a powerful message. 

10. The Gods Of Gotham, Lyndsay Faye – An incredible detective mystery set in old New York. 

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“Welcome to The Empire State, where banshees, witches, and skinwalkers wait…” 

Margo Pennyfeather is being hunted. The 16-year-old witch has always been an outcast, in her home back in England, and now in the village of East Hampton, New York, where her family has settled. No one but her family has ever cared for Margo, but now the most important witch in the magic world wants her as an apprentice, giving her a chance to bring her family out of poverty. 

Before long, Margo realizes things aren't what they seem, least of all, what kind of witch she really is. Now, the young witch must face a terrifying monster on her own, and the reverberations will reach farther than she could have ever imagined. 

More than three hundred years later, in 1984 Emerald Kipp is a high school senior in New York City. A troubled teen with a rebellious streak, Emerald can't seem to figure out what to do with her life, and unfortunately for her, “witch” isn’t one of the available career choices in her guidance counselor’s office. As she struggles to figure herself out, Emerald is faced with the threat of being stuck in school and missing her final summer with her three best friends. Her last year of high school is turning out to be the worst yet, and Emerald thinks it can’t possibly get any worse. Unfortunately for her, she’s dead wrong.

And there’s something else, something far more sinister stirring in Emerald’s world, and she’ll have to believe in herself if she wants to get through it alive. 

Two witches, three hundred years apart, one inescapable fate. 

The Skinwalker's Apprentice is a prequel to the upcoming novel, Emerald Kipp and The Riddle of The Timekeeper, a terrifying magical scavenger hunt through the gritty streets of 1980’s New York City,set to a killer soundtrack, and perfect for fans of Harry Potter and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Part of The Empire Witch series.

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Claribel Ortega, has a degree in journalism and got her start working as a reporter for The Rivertowns Enterprise, a local paper in lower Westchester County, New York. As a reporter, she enjoyed going to board of education meetings and texting the town mayors about the line at Starbucks.

Today, Claribel works for The Combined Book Exhibit, a book marketing company in Westchester NY.

She lives in New York with her really awesome boyfriend, her suspiciously intelligent yorkie Pancho Villa and is surrounded by an impenetrable fort of books she gets from her job.

“The Skinwalker’s Apprentice” is her first book, and cheese is her favorite food.

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