Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Year, New Books Day 14 (Part 2): Page Morgan + The Lovely and the Lost

Welcome to Day 14 of New Year, New Books! I'm super excited to have an AWESOME author lady on my blog today...

2) Page Morgan
-author of The Lovely and the Lost (May 13th, 2014)


Anyways, Page's first book, The Beautiful and the Cursed is one of THE BEST books of 2013. Seriously. It was full of pulse racing adventure, and heart stopping romance.

Title: The Lovely and the Lost (The Dispossessed #2)
Author: Page Morgan
Shelves: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Publication Date: May 13th, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press


Summary from Goodreads:  Ingrid and Gabby survived the Underneath. They saved their brother, Grayson, from a future of dark servitude and exposed a plot to undermine the Alliance. But danger still lurks in the streets of Paris, and the Dispossessed, perched on the city's bridges and rooftops, might not be able to save their human wards this time...

Page Morgan's Writing Space
Page's website|Goodreads author page

There is something irresistible about seeing where different writers work. It’s part of the bigger (and even more irresistible) question of how a writer works, and for me, seeing another writer’s space and the things they surround themselves with for inspiration never gets old.
For years I wrote at my dining room table while sitting in a wooden chair. I dreamed of having my own office but knew it wouldn’t happen until we moved to a bigger home. When we checked out a house that came with a small and shabby one-room cabin, I was sold. Thankfully, my husband was as well!

 The previous owners had let their goose and ducks live in the cabin, so it was a total wreck on the inside. Not to mention the guy left all his stuff behind as well!

It took a year or so but my husband put down new floors, installed radiant heat, and even painted the walls.

The previous owner might have left the floors covered in goose poop (he also left his shoes and socks. Thanks, guy!) but he also left a bookshelf! I have shelves dedicated to YA books, middle grade books, classics, non-fiction, and romance. Of course, my two-year-old is determined to disorganize them.

He also left this strange little painting pinned to the door. It looks like a pear, just hanging out. What do you think? It’s just weird enough for me to keep…

You won’t find many zombie books on my shelves, however. There’s always an exception, like The Forest of Hands and Teeth and World War Z, but for the most part, zombies scare the hell out of me! My friend knows this and had this sign made, which I hung on the wall:
The cabin, though small, still feels like a luxury sometimes. It’s a work-in-progress but I love that I can do anything I want with it. The views of the woods and the field, and the silence that greets me whenever I sit down to write right here:

is inspiring. Stories can be written anywhere, but it’s nice to have a place where I can sit and dream and just be me.
Rules of Entry:
1) OPEN INTERNATIONALLY- therefore, if you are from outer space, sadly, you cannot enter.
2) No cheating with your entries, I always check
3) The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email, or else I will be forced to pick a new winner.
4) The ARC will be sent out at the author's discretion.
5) Please actually take the time to read this post with Page. Authors are crazy busy, and deserve as much love as you can give them.
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***Grand Prize Giveaway***
2 Surprise 2014 ARCs + swag
Yep, these will be from my own shelf. Yep, this giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. Yep, it is a surprise and I am not telling you what the ARCs will be but here's an idea of what MIGHT be in it:

Any of these books are fair game! But in the end, the winner will only get 2. And I promise that the surprise ARCs will be good:)

Here are the rules of entry:
2) The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email. If not, I will have to pick a new winner. 
3) The prize will be sent out at my discretion, so I might take me a little longer than a week to get it to you.
4) In order to earn the maximum amount of entries, you can comment on EVERY SINGLE DAY of New Year, New Books!
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  1. I read The Beautiful and the Cursed and I loved it oh so much. I think, needless to say, I've been more than excited to see this book come out. As soon as I saw the title on bloglovin', I- my heart jumped. I've had this on my TBR list for a while and soon it'll be in my hands. Come here, pretty book, pleeeeease... ;v; *totally not weird*

    And Page... you are living my dream, living in a forest. Even though I fear forest fires and such (and raccoon... don't ask *shivers*), the thought of living in a forest just always sounded nice. I'll be too scared to ever act on it though... plus, I'm sure my bf would prefer to live closer to the city, haha. I don't blame him though. :P Still, it's a nice catch. I like it.

  2. Thanks for the Giveaway. I have yet to read The Beautiful and the Cursed.

  3. A great post as always! It's awesome how many stories i have discovered and decided to read thanks to you!

  4. I have been dying to get my hands on the sequel since I finished "the beautiful and the cursed"!

  5. Ooo I'm really curious about reading the sequel. This is an intriguing world!

  6. I have not read this series yet but I really really want to! It's so awesome how the author changed her cabin to make it her perfect working space. The mountains looks so pretty. I wish I could go to the mountains and just read all day lol! Thanks for the giveaway Jayne!

  7. I haven't read the first book yet, but this sounds cool!

    And the cabin looks so awesome now! (Although, who leaves such strange things?...)

  8. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten around to adding these to my TBR! But they sound really good and everything I hear is positive. I love her writing space! Her house is gorgeous, that bookshelf is AMAZING and Zombies stress me out, too :)

  9. Don't hate me but I have yetto read The Beautiful and the Cursed but it's on my TBR list! I want to read it real bad but sadly other books have come first! Hope to finally get to it soon :)

  10. I love the thing about the cabin. This would be the perfect place for me!

  11. The Beautiful and the Cursed is on its way to my house right now! Once I discovered The Lovely and the Lost on Netgalley, I immediately went to Amazon and made an order. I'm so intrigued by these books. They sound so good!

  12. The Beautiful and the Cursed blew me away, and I cannot wait to dive right into The Lovely and the Lost. I love her writing space. Very cool to see where writers do their writing. I owe the writing spaces a thank you, because they make the book a reality!

  13. The cover is so beautiful!
    I can't wait to start this series