I love to listen to audio books. I am in a long distance relationship (gahh!!!) and being able to “read” on the road is a life saver! When Red Tash approached me about reviewing her new audio book for Troll or Derby I jumped at the chance. I don’t give five stars very often. I actually hate to give stars on thars and all that cause it’s all so subjective… BUT Troll or Derby is one of those stories that ranks at the top of my list (if I had a list 😛 ). Click HERE for my vlog review. Continue reading “The Queen of Tarts review of the audio for Red Tash’s Troll Or Derby + Contest!!!”
We LOVE books. We’re crazy for books and boys. So we decided Valentine’s week was a great time to share some of our favorite guys and asked their authors to join in the fun. Each of the paricipating authors has interviewed their guy and a few of them wrote limericks too! Some are very, very good and some are deliciously bad. The boys are from a variety of fiction genres, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, Urban Fantasy, Sci-fi, Steampunk, New Adult and YA ….but they all have guys we heart!
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I love this fantasy young adult novel Troll or Derby by Red Tash! I adore the way the story is told by the two protagonists Deb and Harlow and I am eagerly awaiting the next adventure in this gritty fantasy tale. Maybe Red can be bribed with cupcakes?
Me: Hi Hon! Come in and get comfy on my virtual couch 🙂 Can I get you anything? Coffee, tea, hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows? *pops marshmallow in mouth* Are roo *swallows* Are YOU having a nice fall?
Red: Oh my gosh, YES! So far I’ve been camping, which is absolutely one of the best fall activities, in my opinion…been to an autumn art fair, walked the streets of a historic town while leaves flew all around, picked apples, baked a caramel apple pie…let’s see, what else? Worked on Halloween costumes. I guess all that’s left is carving pumpkins, my birthday, & trick or treating, then it’s on to dreaming about Thanksgiving dinner! I also had a best-selling book this fall (This Brilliant Darkness), so that was pretty cool!
Me: Congratulations on This Brilliant Darkness! And wow, you have already done a LOT of great fall activities 🙂
Autumn is my favorite season. <g> I love the smells and colors and my birthday is in the fall. (more book presents!) and the fall tv season starts… I just bought season 4 of Fringe to see if I can get back into it. *sigh* I got a bit bogged down with all the alternates and stopped watching but the final season just started and I plan to catch up and finish what I began! lol Are there any tv shows you were waiting to resume this fall? Or new ones that hooked you?
Red: Well, The Walking Dead just returned and I love that show. I was never really into zombies before that show, and was so scared to watch! But I love it. I really do. I also love American Horror Story. It’s the first show that I ever got so caught up in, I burned dinner. I mean, like billowing smoke and alarms going off, because I couldn’t tear myself away. I got so busy this fall with writing projects that I missed the return of Downtown Abbey and that’s one of the best shows in history, in my opinion. Never used to be a TV girl, but there are so many good ones right now.
Troll or Derby is a dark, gritty, fantastic fantasy tale vividly told with horror, humor and heart. I loved this story! It’s a young adult novel, well, the heroine is a 15 year old girl named Deb and the hero seems more mature sometimes… But I think he’s not much older than her. So, this adventure is with young protagonists but it does have adult language and situations.
Deb is kind of an outcast, she’s different. I love different. 🙂 Her mother is an alcoholic and Deb has found herself in a position of caring for her big sister Gennifer. She’s funny and brave and stubborn and snarktastic! Deb states the differences between herself and her sister this way…
“If I was the town reject, Gennifer was the closest thing Bedrock had to a debutante.”
Deb’s journey to discover her destiny starts when she rescues her sister from a fire. Gennifer has been caught up in with drugs and her supplier/boyfriend Dave’s trailer is in the process of burning down. Deb storms the castle junky trailer and saves her. They both have to go to the emergency room. Deb rolls out of the hospital, with a head wound, to tell her mom that Gennifer won’t be able to make it to Homecoming. When Gennifer disappears from the hospital her mom screams that she was supposed to protect Gennifer and it’s part of a prophecy. Deb is baffled by this but determined to do what she always does and rescue her sister. She ties of her skates and starts off…