Posted in Awards, Quotes

Exciting News! Blog Recognition

Just a few hours ago I received an email from Ksenia Winnicki, Digital Marketing Associate of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, informing me that my blog would be included in a page dedicated to bloggers who reviewed and featured Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, in the paperback edition releasing May 7th,2013.

I couldn’t be any more happier. Recognition is an amazing feeling.

You’ll find The Cozy Reader in the left-hand spire!

Check it out:

Shadow and Bone PB Badge

Watermarked Shadow and Bone Blogger Thank You

Posted in Gena Showalter, Harlequin Teen, I'm Quoted!

I’ve Been Quoted! My First Quote!!!!

I’ve been quoted!

I couldn’t be more happier today after opening the long awaited package from Harlequin Teen!

Way back in early March Natashya of Harlequin emailed me to ask permission to use a quote of mine from my UNRAVELED review. Um, YES! Please!

I was so excited at that point but that had nothing on today’s excitement.

My 8 year-old daughter thought I’d gone crazy and my 14 month-old son danced along in his high chair.

Without further ado here’s the first page of the ARC edition of Gena Showalter’s ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND!


A shout out to long time fellow blogger, Jessica at a GREAT Read on her quote too!

You’ll want to grab a copy of this when it comes out in September!

[amazon_image id=”0373210582″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”large” ]Alice in Zombieland (Harlequin Teen)[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”0373210582″ target=”_blank” ]Alice in Zombieland (Harlequin Teen) (September 25, 2012)[/amazon_link]

Summary (Goodreads)

She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I’d tell my sister no.
I’d never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I’d zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I’d hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I’d tell them I love them.
I wish… Yeah, I wish.