The Silver Sphere Book Blast & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I am very happy to be a part of the book blast for The Silver Sphere by Micheal Dadich. The book sounds amazing! There is a giveaway on this blast as well. The details will be at the end of the post!

The Silver Sphere
Michael Dadich
Shelby Pardow never imagined she could kill someone. All she wants to do is hide from her troubled father… when she is teleported to awaiting soldiers on the planet Azimuth. Here she is not a child, but Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members whom Malefic Cacoethes has drugged and imprisoned. He seeks to become dictator of this world (and then Earth by proxy).

His father, Biskara, is an evil celestial entity, tracked by the Assembly with an armillary device, The Silver Sphere. With the Assembly now deposed, Biskara directs Malefic and the Nightlanders to their strategic targets. Unless….

Can Shelby find the other Kin, and develop courage and combat skills? Can the Kin reassemble in time to release or replace the Assembly, overthrowing Malefic and restraining Biskara?


I’ve been writing since first setting pencil to steno pad at age 8. A year later, I began developing the world of my current series-in-progress, and even created its title, The Silver Sphere. Now, with the support of years of experience, those early maps and back stories have progressed into what I hope is a fresh and entertaining take on the classic young adult fantasy adventure.

Despite my frequent escapes into parallel worlds, I root myself firmly in my very real family and community. When not pacing the yard maniacally after every few pages of writing, I spend as much time as possible hanging out with my studly 9-year-old son, and my inspirational wife Jenna. I also coach several local youth sports teams in Beverly Hills, and alternate between yelling at my two crazy Corgis and hiking with my trained German Shepherd.

For more, join me in my favorite fantasy worlds, from Lord of the Rings to the creations of C.S. Lewis, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Brooks. Even more importantly, stop by and say hello on my Facebook page at AuthorMichaelDadich, tweet me at @MichaelDadich, and stalk my website at

Now for the giveaway! The author will be giving away a $75 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to one random commentor during the book blast and the review tour. So be sure to comment and follow the tours to comment more often for more chances. Just comment below with your email so you can be contacted if you win! Good luck everyone!

Obtained- Review

OBTAINED (OBTAINED, Book #1)OBTAINED by Shanora Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alexandria doesn't have a great memory in fact she can't remember much of anything. The last few years she has been trying to live her life as normal as she can. She lives with her brother and works in a coffee shop. She doesn't date at all but she is attracted to the strange man who comes into her work everyday. One night he saves her and she learns his name is Jules. He seems to know a lot about her but she doesn't know him. Answering a knock on her door one day she comes face to face with a stranger. Felix ask her out and the two go out on a few dates. She should be happy now but Jules comes back and begins to tell her how they are mates and she has a past he was part of. She has to choice between her mate and between Felix who has secrets of his own. She must figure things out pretty quick about her forgotten past because danger coming from her from two different sides.

There is several fantastic characters in this book. I like Alexandria she has a lot of struggles at times but tries her best. When she is faced with her past she doesn't believe or want it right away. She fights against it. I like that it makes her more believable as a person. I didn't like how she could choice for a while between the two guys but I can see how she would be confused. Jules has my heart because he wants Alexandria but wants what will make her happy even if it is not him. Felix is a good guy but a few things I didn't like about him is he tries to control Alexandria I think. He wants what is best for her to but he tries to control her to get it.

This book got my attention right off the bat as I was wanting to know why she had no memory. It is a little different than other paranormal books and I like that. You never really know who to trust or what Alexandria is going to do till the end. Has some great and heartbreaking fight scenes one I couldn't believe what happened.I held my breathe during it till I got to the end of it. This is a good read and I look forward to what is next for Alexandria and to see were the author goes next. The book gets better the more you read and will keep you guessing until the end. Great start to a series.

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Top Ten:Books I'm looking forward to in 2013

Hey everyone! Today as we wrap up this week today is the Top Ten books I am looking forward to in 2013. This was another hard one to narrow down. There is probably 10 or more books a month coming out next year I am looking forward to but I did manage to narrow it down. You can go to the goodreads by clicking on the title.

Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins. As Sweet Evil was one of my favorite books of 2012 of course I can't wait to read the next one.

Haunted Moon by Yasmine Galenorn. She is always on my want list. I love this series and can't get enough of it.

MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza. This one just sounds like a book I would enjoy. It has been on my list since I saw it on goodreads.

Override by Heather Anastasiu. This is another book the first one was on my best of 2012 list so of course I added it to my top ten looking forward to.

Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland. I saw this and the blurb sounded so fantastic I had to add it.

AntiGoddess by Kendare Blake. I loved Anna Dressed in Blood. I want to see where she goes with this book. It sounds really interesting.

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger. I love her steam punk series so of course I have to read the new series.

Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead. This looks so promising and I am a fan of her work.

Lover At Last by J.R. Ward. I love the BDB books and this is one I am really looking forward to.

School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins. I love the Hex Hall series so I have to see where she takes the spin off series.

That is what I am looking forward to. What is on your list?

Top Ten: Book Boyfriends of 2012

Here we are with another hard list to narrow down. The top ten book boyfriends of 2012. I finally picked mine by making sure it was published in 2012 that knocked a few people out. Some I knew as soon as I read the book they were one of my new boyfriends. Here is my list of Top Ten Book Boyfriends in no particular order.

Reyes from Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones. 
Rudy from Taking on the Dead by Annie Walls
Jim from Rapture by J.R.Ward
Tony from Finding ELE by Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckels
Kaiden from Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Perry from Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Cole from Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Shade from Shaded Vision by Yasmine Galenorn
Jake from Violet Midnight by Lynn Rush
Zeke from The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

That is my top ten book boyfriends. Who is on your list?

Top Ten: Best Villains of 2012

I decided to go with Top Ten Villains from books I have read in 2012. This is so hard to narrow down! Here is the list in no particular order.
Myst Queen of the Indigo Court from Night Seeker by Yasmine Galenorn
The Summoner from Pretty When She Kills by Rhiannon Frater
The Demon High Lord from Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter
Cole from Everneath by Brodi Ashton
I am going to say a lot of the humans and not the zombies are the Villains in Taking on the Dead by Annie Walls. Some of the Humans left are truly evil.
Adair from The Taker by Alma Katsu
Cronus from Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
Scarlett from Inhale by Kendall Grey
The evil members of the Psy Council  from Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh
I am going to add Ammarra from The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna. She isn't really the main villain of the story but she doesn't care to try and destroy someones life.
That is my top ten list for today! What is on your list?

Top Ten: Best Book Covers of 2012

Today is the top 10 book covers of 2012! Talk about a hard list to narrow down. There is so many beautiful covers this year so I narrowed mine down by they had to be released in 2012 and I had to have read them. That did help narrow it down a little. In no particular order here is my top ten book covers!
A White so Red by K.D. Jones  this cover gets picked because I love the cover model and the background is so stunning!
Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel gets picked because I just love what you do see of the outfit and it is a darker color cover.
Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins is on my list because i have always loved these covers. I love how the water reflects another side of her.
Glitch by Heather Anastasiu made the list because I love the colors and it is different from other covers.  It really stands out!
Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear makes the list because I love Steam Punk covers and really like this one!
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa makes the list because even if it's not fancy or has a lot going on it just pops out to me because it is simple and eye catching!
The Selection by Kiera Cass is on my list because I love the dress and the cover is so gorgeous!
Illuminate by Aimee Agresti is on my list because the cover is one of the reasons I picked this book up. I like how you can see a shadow of wings behind her.
Once by Anna Carey is here because I love the colors. I like how you can't see what is at the end of the tunnel.
Everneath by Brodi Ashton is on my list because I love how her dress flows and turns to the cloud material. The red stands out making it draw your eye.

That is my Top Ten Best Book Covers of 2012. What is on your list?

Top Ten:Best Books Iv'e Read in 2012

Hey everyone! I am taking part in the Top Ten of 2012. To see all the details just click on the picture above. Today's Top Ten is Best Books I have read in 2012. This was so hard to narrow down. I read so many great books this year but I did finally come up with the top ten. In no particular order here they are!
Alice In Zombieland by Gena Showalter
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.

This is such a great book! I read it in one sitting!

Project ELE by Courtney Nuckles & Rebecca Gober
Millions have already died, and thousands more are perishing daily. As a last ditch effort to preserve the human race, the government implements Project ELE. With the earth heating at rapid speeds, all remaining survivors are forced to turn to F.E.M.A. shelters to wait out ELE's wrath.

Fifteen-year-old Willow Mosby's life, as she knows it, ends the moment she walks through the shelter's door. Willow has to quickly adapt to the new challenges that shelter life demands, the least of which includes making new friends and working a full time job.

Soon after making an interesting discovery, Willow and her friends start exhibiting strange abilities. Seeking answers, they embark on a mission to find out what these new abilities mean and whether they are a gift or a curse.

This new adventure can send her world crashing down around her. The question is: Can Willow survive the fall?

I actually would put all three books that are out in this series in the top ten but to narrow it down i just added this one but the whole series is so fantastic!

Taking On The Dead by Annie Walls
Life for Kansas was perfect until the day the world changed.

She has been hiding out for four years in solitude. It's the only way to survive. The only way not to draw the living dead. Helping a small group of people, she learns the new world might not be what she assumes. Venturing out of her refuge and comfort zone, she meets Rudy, who helps her find a greater purpose. She realizes that the world has moved on without her. Only it's not what she expects. Her knowledge of the living dead grows and only makes her more curious as humanity continues to hang on by a thread. While on her search for answers she finds comfort in new friendships and love, but her past seems as if it will haunt her forever.

Kansas takes it upon herself to help other survivors, which would be easy if the famished were the only obstacles.

In a trilogy plot thick with twists and turns, this adult dark fantasy is emotional as much as it is horrifyingly gripping.

*Not intended for a young audience. Mature content.*

As soon as I read this book I immediately looked to see when the next one would be out. I have read it twice already this year.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion...she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit--more sparkly, more fun, more wild--the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket--a gifted inventor--steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Such a sweet book. This is for sure one to pick up if you want a wonderful sweet love story.

Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones
Third Grave Dead Ahead is the third installment of Darynda Jones' award-winning paranormal series that's "hilarious and heartfelt, sexy and surprising." (J.R. Ward)

Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back! And she's drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the part-human, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hell-bent on murder when the devil's son just won't give up?

Another series I would add the whole thing to my top ten. This series is so witty and action packed. Gotta Love Charley!

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Fantastic book! I can't wait for the next one!

Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter
Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless -- and if he isn't careful, he'll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred from his missions at any cost…until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he's never known before.

Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation -- or her ultimate damnation?

Yes Gena has two books on my list. I could not add this one. It is a wonderful start to a new series and both the main characters are so wonderful!

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.

This is a fantastic book that I can't wait to read the next book.

The First Days by Rhiannon Frater
Katie is driving to work one beautiful day when a dead man jumps into her car and tries to eat her. That same morning, Jenni opens a bedroom door to find her husband devouring their toddler son.

Fate puts Jenni and Katie—total strangers—together in a pickup, fleeing the suddenly zombie-filled streets of the Texas city in which they live. Before the sun has set, they have become more than just friends and allies—they are bonded as tightly as any two people who have been to war together.

During their cross-Texas odyssey to find and rescue Jenni’s oldest son, Jenni discovers the joy of watching a zombie’s head explode when she shoots its brains out. Katie learns that she’s a terrific tactician—and a pretty good shot.

A chance encounter puts them on the road to an isolated, fortified town, besieged by zombies, where fewer than one hundred people cling to the shreds of civilization.

It looks like the end of the world. But Katie and Jenni and many others will do whatever they have to to stay alive. Run, fight, pick each other up when they stumble, fall in love…anything is possible at the end of the world.

Here we have another fantastic series I read this year. I just started reading Rhiannon Frater's books this year now I am a huge fan.

Velveteen by Daniel Marks
Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that’s not the problem.

The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it’s not a fiery inferno, it’s certainly no heaven. It’s gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn’t leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what’s really on her mind.


Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she’s figured out just how to do it. She’ll haunt him for the rest of his days.

It’ll be brutal... and awesome.

But crossing the divide between the living and the dead has devastating consequences. Velveteen’s obsessive haunting cracks the foundations of purgatory and jeopardizes her very soul. A risk she’s willing to take—except fate has just given her reason to stick around: an unreasonably hot and completely off-limits coworker.

Velveteen can’t help herself when it comes to breaking rules... or getting revenge. And she just might be angry enough to take everyone down with her.

This book had a different plot than others I read this year. It stood out so it had to go on the list.

As you can tell I read a lot of Zombie books this year and loved almost all of them. Some other books that deserve a mention I loved as well are
Article 5
Spell Bound
Warm Bodies and Wisteria.
What books made your top ten?