Monday, October 14, 2019

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop is here - Let's Boogie!

It's time for the annual Spooktacular Giveaway Book Hop! Who's excited for Halloween and this book giveaway? This year brings me so much joy that I can feel it in my bones. So get your spook on and let's boogie!

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The host of the giveaway hop is Mary from Bookhounds. This year over 40 blogs are participating which gives you plenty of chances to win! I'm giving away one (1) FREE $10 Amazon Gift Card. See the details below on how to enter:

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Fall Special 2019 & High Fantasy

Hey, Friends! Sorry for the long delay. My job took precedence for most of the year and frankly, it became too much. It took some time, but I've since been able to get some balance back in my life and am super excited for Fall. First things first though...how's everybody been? I will spend the next few days visiting my blog and writer friends to say hello.

This week marks the start of Fall 2019 which for me is equal parts exciting and overwhelming. I mean who doesn't love Fall, right? But...it seems every time it's upon us, I blink and the year's already over. Anyway, I thought I start this post by mentioning some of the books I'm reading right now.

Since I write fiction of the dark and mystical nature, I've spent the last several years submerging myself deep into high fantasy. I spent a lot of time studying from the best crafters i.e. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin and more. The books I'm most obsessed about are Robin Hobb's Farseer series. I instantly fell in love with Fitz, his bonded wolf, and the Fool. I enjoyed her books so much they always bring a smile to my face when I think about them. I've since moved on to other series, Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria Revelations - Theft of Swords -- a great series! I' looking forward to finishing this one and handing it over to my son to read.  Moving into Fall starting, I have another series that has me captivated.  Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher books are another obsession of mine and with the launch of the Netflix series starring Henry Cavill, every reader, gamer and Superman enthusiast is salivating for this one.

For those who haven't read the books, check out the trailer below and let me know what you think.



Like the trailer? Are you into high fantasy? Have you read any of these books? Do you have a comparable book? Let us know.

That's it for now.

Mina B! 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop - YAY!

Thank you, October for finally arriving and sharing with us my favorite time of the year.  With Fall leaves, Pumpkin lattes and Halloween in sight, I can't get enough. What about you guys? Excited yet? Well, you should be because today starts that absolute best book hop of the year, the annual Spooktacular Giveaway Hop.

The host of the giveaway hop is Mary from Bookhounds. This year there are over 50 blogs participating and to celebrate, I'm giving away one (1) FREE $10 Amazon Gift Card. See the details below on how to enter:

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Clear Your Shelf Hop Giveaway

This month we celebrate Banned Book Week on September 23-29th and normally I usually participate in an annual book hop. This year, however, I'm changing things up a bit. While I'm still a big fan of the Banned Book week, I'm in cleaning mode. Out with the old...in with the new, type of thing. Summer's over and we're moving at full speed into Fall. To prepare for the change, join me in this month's book blog hop, Clear Your Shelf Hop Giveaway hosted by Mary from Bookhounds.


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Thursday, August 30, 2018

End of the Summer & Mary Shelley

Hello, my Blog Freinds. Summer is nearly over and that's somewhat distressing and also thrilling since Fall is upon us. I wanted to blog one last time before September to let everyone know I'm alive. Summer sped by so fast, it hardly felt like a break.

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Not much excitement happened to me other I visited family in Texas. What an amazing trip! The state is positively larger than life and the residents tend to beam with such pride and joy it's infectious. You gotta love it. If any of you have visited Texas or have lived there give me a shout out and tell me where.

Since returning from that trip, I jumped back into the grind and got my kids off to school. This year I have two kids in middle school which is equal parts frightening and exciting. It's nice when both kids are at one school which means less driving and more productivity.


Happy Birthday, Mary Shelley!


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Anyway, for those of you who don't know Mary Shelley's birthday is today. It's not surprising that after all this time, she is still relevant and still an original. Amazing, huh? I wonder what she'd think of her fans, and how her notoriety and cult following continues to grow. It's simply amazing. I've read Frankenstein several times and may have to do so again for inspiration. If you haven't had a chance to read it, check out my review. Such a wonderful book and treasure.

According to Biography, she defied convention even before she wrote her classic horror tale. She ran away with Percy Shelley who was a poet and already married. Yikes, that must have been a scandal to be sure. The article mentions how her father didn't speak to her for some time after that which is kind of sad. She was very young when she fell in love and ran away. *Sigh* Oh, young love. She had a somewhat tragic life with the death of her mother when she was young and then a tumultuous marriage. Shelley endured the deaths of two of her children (only one survived) and was also widowed at the age of 24. Very sad, indeed. She was an incredible woman in her day and gave birth to one of the greatest literary masterpieces of our time. What an icon! To learn more about her background, click here. Happy Birthday, Mary.

Favorite Quote:

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” 
― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Hope you enjoyed your Summer!

Mina Burrows

Thursday, June 14, 2018

SPLASH INTO SUMMER Book Giveaway Hop 2018

Hello, friends! Summer is finally here and I'm already feeling the heat. What about you? Have you planned your vacation this summer? Or are you already enjoying it? If you're like me, your summer has just started and now's the time to read a lot and write even more. To celebrate all the beauty of these next few months, I'm participating in the SPLASH INTO SUMMER Giveaway Hop hosted by Mary from Bookhounds.

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For this blog hop, there are over fifty blogs participating so join in on the fun this month. I'm giving away one (1) FREE $10 Amazon Gift Card. See the details below on how to enter.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Book Buzz: SOME VERY MESSY MEDIEVAL MAGIC By C. Lee McKenzie

Hello, my friends. It's time for Book Buzz where I feature a book that's a new release and one that's getting fantastic buzz. Just released this month, SOME VERY MESSY MEDIEVAL MAGIC By C. Lee McKenzie is about a young wizard who embarks on an awesome adventure and somehow gets in over his head. Read more about this fantasy book below.

Book Description

Pete’s stuck in medieval England!

Pete and his friend Weasel thought they’d closed the Time Lock. But a young page from medieval times, Peter of Bramwell, goes missing. His absence during a critical moment will forever alter history unless he’s found.

There’s only one solution - fledgling wizard Pete must take the page’s place. Accompanied by Weasel and Fanon, Pete’s alligator familiar, they travel to 1173 England.

But what if the page remains lost - will Pete know what to do when the critical moment arrives? Toss in a grumpy Fanon, the duke’s curious niece, a talking horse, and the Circle of Stones and Pete realizes he’s in over his young wizard head yet again...


Release date – May 15, 2018
Juvenile Fiction - Fantasy & Magic/Boys & Men
$13.95 Print ISBN 9781939844460
$3.99 EBook ISBN 9781939844477

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About C. Lee McKenzie

C. Lee McKenzie has a background in Linguistics and Inter-Cultural Communication, but these days her greatest passion is writing for young readers. When she’s not writing she’s hiking or traveling or practicing yoga or asking a lot questions about things she still doesn’t understand.

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Available now - Some Very Messy Medieval Magic by @cleemckenzie Barnes & Noble https://tinyurl.com/y8lessr9 iTunes https://tinyurl.com/yaz4sqb6 Amazon https://tinyurl.com/y92g67q5 #middlegrade #magic

Doesn't it sound cool for kids? I've already got my copy and so should you.
Can't wait to read it.

Have a great rest of the week.

Mina Burrows