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Merry Christmas!

Today we remember 2000 years past In a manger, a child, in the light the star cast, King of all Kings, so humbly born Fulfilling the promise made by the Lord. Savior, Messiah, Redeemer, the Christ, In the hay, and the straw, and the filth and the grime. In a stable with animals all gathered around Christ Jesus was born in this Bethleham town. Rejoice all ye people, sing strong and sing loud! 'Till the streets, roads and rooftops ring with the sound. Joy to the world, the Lord is come! And blessings this Christmas to everyone.

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have had a wonderful day of spending time with your families and remembering our Savior's birth!

A Tale for Tuesday - Carol and the Belles

Howdy all!
I'm back with another Tale for Tuesday- this one a new Christmas release by Chautona Havig!
(It's also International Ilyon day today, but I'll be putting my post up tomorrow.)
Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the author in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.

Carol and the Belles is a sweet Christmas story. Penpals since grade school (for 25 years), Carol and Michal finally get the chance to meet when Carol travels to the U.S. However, when they meet in person, they find out that neither is what the other was expecting.

What I liked:
I loved the language. The descriptions of things, and a lot of Carol's insights were really beautifully phrased. There are several quotes in particular where I had to read and sigh over them several times because they were just perfect.
The humor. I liked the witty interactions between different people: Michal and Micaiah, Carol and Michal's friends (the "belles") :)
The characters. I found the…

Black Friday Book Sale!

Like most other bookworms, great books make their way onto my "things I'm thankful for" list every year. It's hard to choose favorites, but I went ahead and picked five books I read in 2015 and am thankful for.
The Ilyon Chronicles, by Jaye L. KnightA Time to Die and A Time to Speak, by Nadine BrandesWater Princess, Fire Prince, by Kendra E. ArdnekImplant, by J. Grace Pennington
Redeemed, by Margaret Peterson Haddix
I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to another great year of reading! Speaking of more reading, here's one more thing to be grateful for. Books on sale! In honor of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, a group of independent Christian authors banded together to offer over seventy discounted books on Nov 27-30. There's literally something for everyone.

Every single book listed on Indie Christian Books is on sale in one or more ways. Find discounted paperbacks, dozens of books offered with free shipping, $0.99 ebooks, package deals and…

A Tale for Tuesday - Implant

Hey all! *waves* Today marks the start of a new feature here at the Aerie- A Tale for Tuesday! (Virtual cookies to anyone who can tell me the children's book that inspired the title ;) )
Also, be on the lookout for a blog design change here soon. I'm super excited- now let's see if I can pull it all together the way I want :) And now, I have a review of the fantastic book Implant, by J. Grace Pennington!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for my honest review, which I have given. 
This. Book. Is. Amazing. Seriously. A. Maz. Ing. Like, read in an afternoon, cannot put it down amazing. I was a little nervous, having never read any of this author's books before, though several were on my TBR list. I'll be remedying that now that I've read Implant. :) It's set in a not too distant future, and revolves around the idea of an implant that effectively eliminates disease and illness- but is able to track and kill someone …

Twinepathy Cover Reveal!

Good afternoon everybody! For the past month or so I've been excitedly reading a serial story over at C.B. Cook's blog. And today I get to be part of the group revealing the cover! :) If you read it and need people with similarily awesome taste to fangirl with, you can join the Goodreads group for Twinepathy! Hope to see you over there! Anyway, without further ado, I shall hand it over to C.B. Cook!
Hullo, everyone! C.B. Cook here! I am very pleased to announce that I am here to reveal the cover of Twinepathy!This wonderful blogger here has allowed me to infiltrate their blog (temporarily), and I greatly appreciate that. Thank you, person, for being a wonderfully dedicated follower of this blog. Now, on to the cover reveal! Drum roll, please…
Author bio: Often referred to as a master of the cliffhanger, C.B. Cook is just a 17-year-old girl trying to find out where her King is guiding her, while writing the stories of the people she creates, the worlds she wants to live in, and the…

The Crossways Blog Tour - Character Interview

Hello everyone!
I'm back with another post in The Crossways blog tour! I got to interview Adriel (one of the main characters) and today I get to share that interview with you! :) The giveaway for a copy of the book is still open, and as always, be sure to check out the other blogs on the tour! 
Welcome to the blog, Adriel! Let's start with (what I hope is) an easy question, if not a bit random sounding: How do you feel about dragons? *raises eyebrows* Dragons? They’re just like any other animal, I guess. I don’t really like animals. People keep them as pets, but I don’t see why. They’re big and troublesome. They use them in the Arena too, so they can’t all be nice.
Besides Rae, who do you feel the closest to? My older sister, Ariela. I haven’t seen her in four years, thanks to the horrible strytes who sold her away, but we got along pretty well. She’s older, so she did try to tell me what to do, but it wasn’t in a bossy, controlling way like our oldest brother Jaysen. She made you…

The Crossways Blog Tour- Author Interview!

Hey All! :)
I'm back for another post as part of The Crossways blog tour! Today I have an interview with Morgan Elizabeth Huneke, the author of the Time Captives series. Also, the giveaway is still open, so be sure to enter at the bottom to win a copy of the book! :)

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? 
Hmm. That’s a tough one. I’d kind of like to be able to read minds because I’m dying to know what my dog dreams about when she’s wagging her tail in her sleep or twitching her feet like she’s running. I think, though, I’d like super speed. There’s so much more I could do and so many places I could go if only I could super speed there. Think about it, I could super speed to Disney World, skipping the eight hour drive and the cost of gas. And I could always be first in line for Soarin’ and Toy Story Mania. That would really be cool. Aside from that, it would be really useful. I’d never be late.

What is your favorite color and why?
My favorite color is purple and my sec…