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Talking Covers: a Photographer’s Take

As a photographer I tend to look at things from a slightly different eye than most people – I don’t have my pricing set up like a “typical” studio, I don’t “make” clients pick certain photo’s, I do my best and THEY get to pick which photo’s they like best out of maybe 15-20 of the best shots…

The reason? What I would pick, is almost 100% NOT what the parent likes best…

One shining example I got just today…I worked with little beautiful little boy, and today his parents ordered the photo’s they wanted from our session – me, I would have picked this one as my favorite…

But his parents, they picked this one….

Now don’t get me wrong, the one above is great, I love it too BUT …

All YA Love,The YA Lover     29 Sep 2010 5 comments
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All YA Love: What They Had To Say…

Yesterday, Susi and I took to the Twitter highways to ask several authors (most YA) a question…

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

And here’s what they had to say…

A Tale of Two Series”

– Cassandra Clare – Author of Clockwork Angel

The Insomnia Solution”
– Cyn Balog – Author of Sleepless

Shake It Up!”
– Denise Jaden – Author of Losing Faith

– Susan Adrian – Young Adult Author

“Nasty, Brutish and Short”
– Brendan Halpin – Author of Shutout

– Monica Burns, Author of Assasin’s Heart

“Don’t Put That In Your Mouth, You Don’t Know Where It’s Been.” – The Saundra Mitchell Story”
– Saundra Mitchell – Author of Shadowed Summer

“Life is Short and So Am I: Wisdom from the Underside of Five-Feet Nothing OR High Heels and Handtrucks: My Life Among the Books”
– Lauren Baratz-Logsted – Author of The Education of Bet

“And They Let You Write For Children?”
– William Kostakis – Author of Loathing Lola

“In All Things, …

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Interview and Giveaway with Caragh M. O’Brien

Today, I am thrilled to offer you a glimpse into Ms. Caragh M. O’Brien‘s life as well as her upcoming work; author of Birthmarked, my favorite dystopian novel ever! She’s currently working on book 2, which I can’t tell you how excited I am to read it!

The YA Lover: I am sure you have been asked this before, but where did you get the ideas for the world you created in Birthmarked? Not so much the story itself but the dynamic world?

Caragh: Let me say first, Jenn, that I’m delighted you invited me by and that you enjoyed Gaia’s story so much. The original ideas for the wasteland and societies in BIRTHMARKED came while I was driving across the country during the drought of 2008. In the southern states, every lake we drove over was …

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All YA Love: YA favorites winner is….

With just over 120 entries, the winner is…

Michelle thebookjunkie
I emailed you!!! Congratulations!

Thank you all who took the time to answer – the results were so varied, in the coming weeks I will compile them and do weekly post’s on the 5 questions! Stay tuned!

For those who didn’t win don’t worry, we still have a few giveaways running.
Just take a look at our sidebar. —->

Copyright 2010-11 Book Lovers Inc.

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All YA Love: Your opinion matters + Giveaway

We all have a favorite book, a favorite author, even a favorite character…so here at Book Lovers INC. we have decided it’s time to get YOUR input! (At least for your favorites in the YA category!)

So here’s the deal, let us know – via our little survey, (only 5 questions nothing to complicated), and add in your email address!

Next week, I will compile the results and let you in on some of the favorites, including the most popular, in the coming weeks!

One winner will be chosen to receive a surprise book – I’m thinking maybe a book of your choose, from either the grab bag, or book depo!

So…let’s here it – what are YOUR favorites?


Good Luck!

Copyright 2010-11 Book Lovers Inc.

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Review: Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

Format Read: BookNumber of Pages: 250Release Date: May 11, 2004Publisher: PuffinFormats Available: Paperback and eBookPurchasing Info: Author’s Website, GoodreadsAmazon, BookDepository(US)BookDepository(UK)

Book Blurb:Strange, sleepy Rogerson, with his long brown dreads and brilliant green eyes, had seemed to Caitlin to be an open door. With him she could be anybody, not just the second-rate shadow of her older sister, Cass. But now she is drowning in the vacuum Cass left behind when she turned her back on her family’s expectations by running off with a boyfriend. Caitlin wanders in a dream land of drugs and a nightmare of Rogerson’s sudden fists, lost in her search for herself.

Why do so many girls allow themselves to get into abusive relationships–and what keeps them there? In this riveting novel, Sarah Dessen searches for understanding and answers. Caught in a …

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Review: The Naughty List by Suzanne Young

Format Read: BookNumber of Pages: 272Release Date: February 4. 2010Publisher: RazorbillFormats Available: eBook, PaperbackPurchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon,

Book Blurb:

As if being a purrfect cheerleader isn’t enough responsibility!

Tessa Crimson’s the sweet and spunky leader of the SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), a cheer squad–turned–spy society dedicated to bringing dastardly boyfriends to justice, one cheater at a time. Boyfriend-busting wouldn’t be so bad . . . except that so far, every suspect on the Naughty List has been proven 100% guilty!

When Tessa’s own boyfriend shows up on the List, she turns her sleuthing skills on him. Is Aiden just as naughty as all the rest, or will Tessa’s sneaky ways end in catastrophe?

The Naughty List. Is your boyfriend on it?  

My Thoughts:

What a FUN, unique book! I loved the unique plot and the characters, along with …

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Review: Winter’s Passage (Iron Fey, #1.5) by Julie Kagawa

Format Read: EbookNumber of Pages: 51Release Date: June 1, 2010Publisher: HarlequinFormats Available: EbookPurchasing Info: Download free, until July 31, 2010

Book Blurb:Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl…until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck–Meghan’s best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon–who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey. Yet Meghan and Ash’s detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter–a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat….

My Thoughts:First, I have to disclaim that I have already read The Iron Daughter (Iron …

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Interview with Author Julie Kagawa

We are really happy and excited to have Julie Kagawa here with us today, author of the Iron Fey series, which includes The Iron King, Winter’s Passage (read my review of it later today), and the upcoming The Iron Daughter. I was lucky enough to have already read The Iron Daughter which is going to be released July 27th, so most of the questions center around that…

The YA Lover: In The Iron Daughter, Meghan grows from what I can only call a meek, timid, shy girl willing to “go with the flow” to a strong ray of light, blinding and ever present in her resolve, love and determination; did you mirror her after anyone in your life or is she perhaps a melting pot of amazing qualities those around you possess? JK: Meghan was actually the hardest character …

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All YA Love: Interview Author Jacquelyn Wheeler

We here at Book Lovers Inc. are so happy to welcome Jacquelyn Wheeler author of both Rising Shadow and Merger (book 1 and 2 in The Soterians series). Both of which, I enjoyed!The YA Lover: Hi there Jacquelyn, I hope you’re doing well…could you tell us a little bit about yourself, how you got into writing, and why you decided to go the self-publishing route?

JW: Hi Jenn! I’ve been a professional writer in software for 19 years, and I’ve written some children’s stories, poetry, and screenplays for fun. But when I got the idea for the Soterians series, I knew right away that it was going to be a series of five novels, and I knew that these stories were powerful enough that they had to go out in the world and not just sit on my desk. I queried a few …

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