Review~ Sea Clearwater by Selene Cardenas

09 February 2010

Written when the author was 13 years old, Sea Clearwater is the story of how the 13-year-old protagonist discovers 14-year-old Thomas Saise, who helps Sea Clearwater unravel the truth of her identity. Join them as they battle the evil Eric Shade, ruler of black benders. In addition to learning fighting skills as a water bender, Sea gains a greater understanding of a life beyond anything she imagined as she encounters wizards, fairies, gentle creatures and violent ones. Sea Clearwater is an action filled adventure into fantasy with romance, intrigue, suspense and surprises.

About the author:
Selene Cardenas is from a family of seven living in Arizona. She is passionate about ballet, reading and drawing and loves fantasy, romance and action. Selene is always writing and excited about sharing her characters' adventures. Selene says," Writing allows me to imagine and bring to life stories with fantasy, romance and action. My own life is like a fairy tale. I wrote Sea Clearwater when I was 13 and now I'm 15 and working on the next book in the Clearwater Series."

Title: Sea Clearwater
Author: Selene Cardenas
Genre: YA fiction
Publication Date: September 2009
Pages: 264
Price: $12.95
Publisher: Infinity Publishing

My thoughts:

I did not know what to expect with this book, seeing as it was written by a 13 year old. But I was surprised! I was drawn in wanting to know what would happen next to Sea and if Eric would show his face on the next page. Most chapters are relatively short, and it is a very quick read. But if you want something to kill about an hour or so, then pick this up. I am now going to hand this book over to my 7 year old so she can read it. 
 The writing is good for someone so young, but you can tell just that. I think my daughter will enjoy it.

Review copy provided by Paula at I was not required to write a positive review~the opinion expressed in this review is just that... my opinion:)

Review~ Dear Baby, What I Love About You!

A sweet and playful love letter to babies, Dear Baby, What I Love About You! lets them know why they are so irresistible. Babies are nurtured by the affirming message that says "I see you. I see how you make the simplest of actions so endearing and how your kind character is already shining through."

This cheerful children's picture book is set in eye=popping tropical colors and drawn with playful warmth by new illustrator Jason Oransky. The baby yearbook at the end of the book is a unique feature allowing the book to become a keepsake of who read to Baby.

Title: Dear Baby, What I Love About You!
Author: Carol Casey
Genre: Children's/Baby
ISBN: 978-0-9820972-0-5
Publication Date: July 2009
Price: $6.99
Publisher: National Book Network

My thoughts:
As soon as I pulled the book out of the box it came in, Sassy was begging me to read it. So we sat down and went through the book. I loved that it is a hard boardbook and not a flimsy little thing. Sassy normally won't sit still and listen to me read, she has to be up doing something; but she sat silently next to me and loved looking at the pictures of babies in the book. We have read the book twice a day since we got it, and I believe if Sassy wanted she could say it word for word. The book travels with us whenever we leave the house and she has even asked a few people at our grocery store to read it to her { I used to work there so she knows most of the employees}. The baby yearbook in the back has spaces for a total of 14 signatures and those have all been filled in. 
All around this is a great book for the little princess in your life, she will delight in the beautiful bold colors and cute little baby girl character.

Review copy provided by Paula at was not required to write a positive review and the opinion expressed is just opinion:)

Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between~ Book tour

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a virtual tour to promote the urban fantasy novel, "Dead, Undead or Somewhere In Between" by J. A. Saare.


One bad corpse can ruin your whole day. No one knows that better than Rhiannon Murphy.


She’s left behind the flash and sass of Miami for the no-nonsense groove of New York City, eager for a clean slate and a fresh start. A bartender by trade, a loud mouth by choice, and a necromancer by chance; she’s managed to keep her nifty talent hidden from those around her – until now.

The deliciously good-looking vampire Disco knows her secret, and when he strolls into her bar to solicit help investigating the mysterious disappearances of his kind from the city, she discovers he’s not the kind of person that appreciates the significance of the word no.

But in a world where vampires peddle their blood as the latest and greatest drug of choice, it’s only a matter of time before the next big thing hits the market. Someone or something is killing vampires to steal their hearts, and unlike Rhiannon, this isn’t their first stroll around the undead block.

February 8: The Cajun Book Lady

February 9: Space Snark

February 10: My Reading Addiction

February 11: A. F. Stewart

February 12: Chaotic Book Obsession

February 15: Parajunkee's Views

February 16: Raz Lovers Book Blog

February 17: Marianne Arkins

February 17 (stop #2): Wendi Zwaduk

February 18: Amber Scott Project

February 19: Tory Richards

J. A. Saare will be giving away a $10 gift certificate to one randomly drawn commenter from the tour and a $15 gift certificate to the tour host with the most comments, excluding duplicates or Victoria’s responses.

Make sure you stop back by here to check out the interview with J.A. Saare and leave comments so you can be entered to win the Amazon gift certificate!!!