Monday, 30 September 2013

Sentient (Mentalist Book 2) Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Way back in January I reviewed Book One of the Mentalist Series: Aversion. Now wer're gearing up for Book Two. Check it out:

From Goodreads:

Mastering her Progressive Empath abilities isn’t going as well as Gemma hoped. In fact, months after finding out what she really is, she still has no clue what this truly means. All she can do is wait to see if any new abilities will eventually manifest. Things aren’t going great with Russ either. Unsure of how to handle her Sentient Link with him, she tries to integrate herself in his busy social life but struggles to adjust to her new circumstances.

When she is plagued by recurring nightmares, Gemma realises things are changing and knows she has to do something, fast. The arrival of two sets of strangers in town, both offering the much needed assistance she needs to unearth her powers, escalates the situation even further. Gemma attempts to decipher whose intentions are genuine, but does she have enough time to figure out who has her best interest at heart?
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Expected Release Date: 28th October 2013

Friday, 27 September 2013

Interview with Helena Newbury

As part of the In Harmony Tour hosted by Itching for Books, I sat down to talk with author Helena Newbury
Everyone expects her to succeed….
Karen plays the cello like an angel, and it’s the only thing that makes her truly feel alive. But her father’s dream—for her to join a prestigious orchestra—leaves no time in her life for anything but music…not even love. Trapped on her path, she doesn’t know how to rebel.
Everyone expects him to fail….
Connor plays rock guitar like the devil himself, and his ability has got him all the way from a dead-end life in Belfast to a scholarship at Fenbrook Academy. But beneath his arrogance and charm, he doesn’t believe he has what it takes. He’s spent his time in New York drinking and partying, and the only future he sees is a return to Ireland as soon as he flunks out.
But what no one expects….
When Karen’s duet partner is injured, the bad boy guitarist and the shy, sheltered cellist are forced to team up. Neither likes the idea, but what begins as anger and distrust slowly spirals into love…and lust. If they can face up to their feelings, they might just have a chance together. If Connor will allow Karen to stop his fall, maybe he can show her a life she never thought possible....
Helena Newbury is a New Adult Romance author with a love of bakingly hot summer days, strawberry gelato, good coffee and interesting people. Unlike the characters in her books, Helena cannot dance, act or play anything (though she is substantially more flexible since she started writing Dance For Me and tried doing dancer’s stretches, so she's hoping that something will rub off on her from each book).
Helena writes in a very noisy, very busy coffee shop which means she sometimes end up mainlining caffeine to keep her seat. You’ll know when this happens because she’ll still be on Twitter that night at 4am.
She loves meeting and talking with other authors, traveling to new places and discovering new books. You can find her on:

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Victoria Dahl is on my blog, holy crap!

That's as clever a title as you're going to get. For those of you that follow Victoria Dahl on twitter you know that she's loud, and she swears and she's opinionated and she loves sharing semi-dirty pictures - basically, she's awesome. Plus her name is Vicki and she writes romance novels. I had to interview her.

So, after some disorganization on my part, I finally got to sit down and talk with Bestselling Romance Writer, Victoria Dahl.

Victoria Dahl lives with her family in a small town high in the Utah mountains. During the summer, she hikes and drinks margaritas (usually not at the same time.) During the winter she likes to curl up with a book and a cup of hot cocoa and think about all those poor, freezing skiers working so hard out in the snow. 
She’s been reading romance since the age of twelve and started her first manuscript at the tender age of twenty. Occasionally, on dark and stormy nights, she bravely posts excerpts of that original story on her blog for the entertainment of her readers.
Her first published novel won the Golden Heart award. Since then, she's published over seventeen books and novellas, including three USA Today bestsellers, and several of her books have been nominated for  the prestigious RITA® Award for excellence in the romance genre. 

1.  How to write sex scenes: Is it something you just sit down and write? What do you think is too much detail - or too little? What kind of language do you not like using (or seeing) versus language that is (maybe) tired?
I know some writers struggle with writing sex scenes -or maybe they struggle with the idea of writing them?- but I love them. In fact, oftentimes when I start a book, I only have an idea for one or two key plot points in the whole book, but I always have an idea for the first sex scene!
I prefer straightforward, somewhat vulgar language. I don’t want to feel like I’m in science class, nor do I want to feel like I’m dancing around the issue with my grandma. I think you have to use the language that people use during intense sex. There’s nothing polite about it. Call a cock a cock, I say.
2.  What is one time period/event/character that you really want to write (but haven't yet)?
I have an idea for an alternate history story, but it would involve years of research. I think that might be the book I write when I’m retired! And it’ll probably end up being an unfinished masterpiece.

3.  "So Tough to Tame" just came out, what can you say about it/are there any little bits that you can share?
For me, SO TOUGH TO TAME will always be about the hero, Walker. I fell totally in love with him. He’s big and sexy and naughty and vulnerable. I just love him so much! Here’s a little taste:
God, I hope you guys like him as much as I do.

4.  Why is it important (for you) to write strong female characters (especially in romance) and why you would write a character who is - not weak - but perhaps more indecisive?
I often write strong female characters. I love kick ass women, and some of my heroines push buttons because they don’t want to ask for help or be vulnerable. But I absolutely try to write a variety of women. As a matter of fact, I got some criticism for the heroine in TOO HOT TO HANDLE because she was awkward and not very confident. I don’t understand that reaction. There are lots of women who feel awkward around men they like. And plenty more who aren’t confident about their own sex appeal. Does that mean they don’t deserve love or respect or their own story? Strength comes in all forms, and people who seem weak in one aspect can be so amazingly strong in others. I think these kinds of judgments are another way that women are hard on themselves and fellow women.
5.  (Admittedly I borrowed this from an interview with Jeri Smith-Ready because I thought it was really interesting): Do you feel that female characters are held to a higher standard of behavior than their male counterparts in similar situations, i.e., are their transgressions less often forgiven by readers/reviewers/publishers/contest judges? If so, why do you suppose this is the case?
Definitely! See above! Male characters are often allowed to be obstinate, stubborn, rebellious, misguided, etc. all throughout a book, but if they grovel at the end, all is forgiven. When female characters struggle, some readers find it unacceptable. “She doesn’t deserve him.” “He should find someone better.” “She was so mean to him.” “She’s such a slut/bitch/whiner.” I’ve seen all those comments. In fact, sometimes I feel like heroes are relegated to child-like status. They need someone who will take care of them and coddle their feelings even when the men don’t know what they are. Guess who has to do that? It’s the heroine. She has to be noble and worthy and make sure the hero sees that he’s noble and worthy of love also. Frankly, I have enough trouble being responsible for just myself, thank you very much.  
The damaged hero is always popular. The hero who needs reforming. The hero who needs to be shown that despite his past and his scars, he’s worthy of love. Hey, I love him, too! But the damaged heroine? Not so many people want to read about a woman who responded to a rough start in life by making lots of mistakes. But the good news is…some of us want to read that! There’s a growing audience for damaged heroines, and I’m so thankful to the writers who take that on and treat those heroines well.

6.  I have to ask about the cover art. How much control do you have?
Not very much! With my historicals, in fact, I always just got the finished cover with a “Hope you like it!” note. Ha! Actually, with my very first book, TO TEMPT A SCOTSMAN, I almost fell on my butt when I saw it. I opened an envelope from my editor and saw a cover with two totally naked people. They were wrapped in strategically placed red satin, but you could see the hero’s butt crack. That’s not an exaggeration. Even for someone as immodest as I am, that was pretty shocking for a first book.
As for my contemporaries, there’s usually a little back and forth between the editor and me about details, but the idea and layout is pretty set once I get involved. I make suggestions for tweaks or corrections. Sometimes I get my way and sometimes not. I’ve only pitched a real fit once, and they reshot the covers, and I’ll be eternally grateful for that. You should be, too.
 7.  How is the transition between contemporary and historical? Pretty easy? Hard? What are the main challenges as a writer?
I haven’t written a historical in a while because my current contracts are for contemporary, but I totally enjoy the experience of switching back and forth. It’s palate cleansing! Historicals can be lush and sensual and a little overwrought and so much fun! But dialogue and jokes are so much easier to write in contemporaries. They flow a little faster. The only challenge is the occasional formal language creeping into a modern hero’s dialogue. My critique partner catches that if I don’t.
8.  Finish this sentence: "If I weren't writing I would be..."
Totally vegging out. I can be social, but I’m very much an introvert, hence my career as a writer. If I had any other job, I’d spend all my free time as alone as I could possibly be. At least with writing, 99% of my colleagues are imaginary characters. That’s exactly the way I like it.

Monday, 23 September 2013

A Farewell to Maleficent (Part 4)

Here lies Maleficent,
She was strong and resourceful and one of the most powerful faeries I have ever known.
Not to mention evil.
Hush Merryweather.
I just wanted to point out that she doesn’t deserve a eulogy because she was an evil woman.
But she was our sister, Merryweather, we have to say goodbye.
Alright I’ll say goodbye but I don’t have to like it.
Oh, but I think eulogies are so nice.
Both of you: hush.
Maleficent, we did not always see eye to eye – it was very rare when we did – but you were our sister and we love you. Life was cruel to you, and on behalf of the King and Queen I want to apologize for not affording you the respect you deserved. You may not have earned a kindness from the people but as a faerie you deserved respect and because you did not receive that I apologize. Because I did not say it in life I shall say it in death.
Forgive me.
I’ve never been much with words but I suppose…the thing I’ll miss most about you is the way you were as a girl. When we were growing up you were so carefree; so loving. I looked up to you. But I’m sorry things ended this way. We had to, you see, you were too evil.
It’s true.
But it is true, Flora. I don’t know when it happened but she became too evil to live.
Flora, I don’t think that’s our decision to make.
You’re the one who killed her.
I did that to save Phillip.
But you still killed her.
You did. But as much as I miss her, I think you were right. I’m going to miss Maleficent but…
But she wasn’t our sister any longer. She was too evil to live.
Ladies, this is eulogy!
No one else is here, Flora. I don’t think it matters what we say now.
I suppose you’re right. Say your goodbyes, Merrywheather. It’s time to go.
Dear Maleficent,
It’s just us now so I can say what I need to. I’m so sorry for everything that happened to you. I blame myself – and the others. We should have taken care of you long ago. But I couldn’t because you’re my sister and no matter what evils you’ve committed I still love you. That’s the very definition of ‘family’ isn’t it? I didn’t expect to feel anything except satisfaction at your death. But I still have this…this feeling in my heart like maybe I regret what happened.
I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. Can you ever forgive us for not killing you sooner? The only comfort I have now is that you’re gone from this world and I will never see you again.
Goodbye forever.

Friday, 20 September 2013

15 Minutes

As part of the 15 Minutes Tour hosted by Itching for Books, here is a spotlight of 15 Minutes by Jill Cooper

15 MinutesPurchase: Amazon
I have 15 minutes to save my mother’s life….
 15 minutes is all the Rewind Agency gives you in the past, but for Lara Crane it’s enough time to race through the city, find her mother, and stop her from being killed in a mugging that happened over ten years ago.
 But that’s not how it happened. The story she’s been told all her life is a lie and when Lara takes a bullet meant for her mother, her future changes forever.
 The love of her life acts like a stranger. Her simple life is replaced with a giant house, glamorous clothes and a new boyfriend. 
 Except someone knows her secret. And he will try to stop her at every turn as she races against the clock to unravel a dangerous conspiracy.
 15 Minutes is an edgy high octane YA thriller that can be described as Back to the Future meets Inception where the people Lara trusts change in an instant. She is in a timeline she doesn't understand, and is about to make one fatal mistake as she faces an enemy so familiar, he’s family.

About the Author
Jill  Cooper
Jill loves to blend horror, comedy, the supernatural, and love, through her novels. A fan of genre blending, her work strives to cross boundaries, but most of all strives to entertain. She loves soft cuddly cats, warm blankets, and paranormal romances. Jill resides in Massachusetts, is constantly renovating her home that she shares with her husband, young daughter, and two skittish cats. 

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Katie French's Eyes Ever to the Sky Blitz

Itching for Books is hosting the blitz tour for Katie French's Eyes Ever to the Sky. Check it out:

When Hugh wakes up in a smoldering crater—no memory, no clothes—a single thought echoes in his head…trust no one. Frightened and alone, with no memory of who he is, he stumbles upon a grisly murder scene and is fatally shot. He wakes, only to find he can heal himself. He has superpowers, and he’s going to need them.

Desperate and bleeding, Hugh stumbles upon fifteen-year-old Cece, who’s got enough troubles of her own. Between caring for her bipolar mother and trying not to get evicted from her run-down trailer, Cece may be the only person struggling as much as Hugh. Drawn to Hugh, Cece finds a love she’s never known. But when the real killer—a man-hunting beast—chooses another victim, Hugh and Cece realize they must unlock the clues to their past if they have any chance at a future.

About the Author
Katie French imagined herself an author when her poem caught the eye of her second grade teacher. In middle school she spent her free time locked in her room, writing her first young adult novel. Though her social life suffered, her love for literature thrived. She studied English at Eastern Michigan University, where she veered from writing and earned an education degree. She spent nine years teaching high school English. Currently she is a school counselor, doing a job that is both one of the hardest things she's ever done and the most rewarding. In her free time she writes, reads great books and takes care of her two beautiful and crazy children. She is a contributor and co-creator of Underground Book Reviews, a website dedicated to erasing the boundaries between traditional and non-traditional publishing. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. 

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Heirs of War

Seventeen-year-old Zelene doesn't believe in magic or prophecies. When she's told she is part of the prophecy foretelling five powerful girls bringing peace to the war-torn worlds, she scoffs. The idea of other dimensions layered on top of the world she lives in is almost as ludicrous as the idea that she might be able to save them. After she is attacked by magic-wielding assassins, she finds she can't argue with reality.

As their enemies strike, the girls are taken back to their world and discover the ties binding them together. Rhaya has always had an uncanny knack for reading people, but can’t seem to unravel the mystery tying her to Isauria, the new friend she bonded with instantly. For years, Isauria has been dreaming of Terrena, a girl living her life on the run in a magical world ripped apart by the tragedies of war, completely unaware that she is psychically linked to the world she was born in.

Zelene views them all with a distrustful eye, familial bonds or no, and can think of a place or two she’d like to shove the crown she supposedly inherited. When she learns that her long-lost twin Ariana has been captured by the rebels, Zelene’s attitude changes. She doesn’t know how she is supposed to go against an army of magic-wielding rebels when her own ability to manipulate the elements is still locked within her. But can she trust the elders to rescue Ariana when it seems their medieval politics are what brought about the war in the first place? With all that is at stake, the answer becomes clear to Zelene.

Screw the worlds. She’s getting her sister back

Mara ValderranMara Valderran has been coming up with stories pretty almost since she could talk, often commandeering her brother's G.I. Joes to play out her fictional tales alongside her Barbies. Once she hit adolescence and realized playing with dolls wasn't cool anymore, she started putting her ideas to paper. And she hasn’t stopped since.

Mara has worn many different artistic hats throughout her life. She has dabbled in screenwriting, plucked guitars and basses, toyed with singing, retired from acting, and drawn some pretty mean stick figures in her time. However, writing books seems to fit her best as she finds nothing more fulfilling than creating worlds and characters she can lose herself in.

Mara lives in the south with her husband and demanding cat. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, playing video games, or spending time at her favorite local coffee shop.

Monday, 16 September 2013

A Farewell to Maurice (Part 3)


Please, please don't be sad. I have to leave. That village - that castle - has sucked the life out of me. The villagers have been less than welcoming and Adam is more beast-like than ever. Most nights we can't go to bed without a fight and when I say's one sided. I'm sorry papa. I'm so very sorry. I can't go back there. It's no longer my home. You are my home, papa, but I know you are too weak to travel now. You'll be safe there. He won't come after you, I've made sure. I'm so sorry.

And there's more. I've met someone else. He's seen the world and he promised to take me with him. He's going to take me away from my beast of a husband. But he's also going to take me away from you. I wish I could bring you with me, papa but I can't risk it. I love you too much.

You were all I ever had, all I've ever needed and now I need to say goodbye. You'll be alright without me. Lefou has agreed to take care of you in my absence and he'll send word if you need me. He's been so good to you these past few years I trust him to care for you when I cannot. And I can't, papa, I can't stay; not a minute longer.

By the time you read this I will be far away. I've made a roast in the oven. You may need to warm it but it will last you several days. There are also pies cooling on the back window sill. Apple. Your favourite.

I'm sorry papa; I'll miss you, so much. Thank you. Thank you for being my everything.

I know things weren't easy after mom died but you were the best. You were an amazing mom, and best friend, and nurse, and teacher, were the best dad. Are the best dad. No matter what happened, no matter what anyone says: you are the most amazing father. I couldn't ask for better - I never would.

And now I'm going to break your heart and tell you that I have to leave. Perhaps forever. I don't want to leave you, papa but I have to. I can't stay here. Not anymore.

Remember to pay the baker 3£ and not a cent more each week when he comes around. He'll try and trick you into paying more but don't let him. You remind him that we made a deal. Hold your ground, papa. Be strong.

I may never see you again. I'm sorry.

Thank you for being my everything.

I love you.


Friday, 13 September 2013

Elle Casey on the Origin of her Story

As part of the Don't Make Me Beautiful Tour hosted by Itching for Books I've dragged Elle Casey out to talk about what inspired her story and how she kept writing. Check it out:

A ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVEL. No one knew a woman lived there or that she even existed. A monster, living in darkness...

At twenty-six, Nicole doesn't even look human anymore. The beast made sure of that. So she hides. A monster consigned to a life of fear and solitude. This is all she deserves, she is quite sure of that.
And then one day out of the blue, the autographed baseball caught by Brian Jensen at the latest Marlins game enters her prison and manages to turn her world completely upside down.
Temptation comes in the form of pity at first, and then perhaps something more.
Does she dare to believe the things she's told, that this is not the life she was meant to live? That being a monster is not her forever-fate? And will she be willing to risk everything, to reach out and accept the helping hands around her? She knows only too well that hands can hurt. Finding out whether they can also heal is a risky proposition, especially when the beast is still out there. Looking for her.

**This story was inspired by true events. If you liked the movie "Sleeping With the Enemy", then you might like this story too. CONTENT WARNING: Violence, foul language, and adult situations. Not meant for younger readers.**

About the Author
New York Times Best-Selling author Elle Casey is an American girl living in southern France with her husband, three children, and several furry creatures. She writes in a variety of genre including YA Fantasy, YA Action/Adventure, New Adult Romance, and Adult Contemporary Romance. She's a little on the wild side, usually busy making people laugh, and always in the mood for adventure. There's not much in this world that she loves more than reader interaction, so feel free to drop her a line.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Beth Fred on World Building

As part of the A Missing Peace Blog Tour Hosted by Itching for Books I talked Beth Fred into telling me all about how she built her fictional world around A Missing Peace. Check it out:

A turbulent, emotionally charged YA novel that breaks down barriers and challenges the status quo...
Angry, seventeen-year-old Iraqi war refugee Mirriam Yohanna hates her new life in Killeen, Texas, where the main attraction is a military base, populated with spoiled army brats like Caleb Miller. 
Caleb has much to be angry about too, including Mirriam who turns him down flat in front of everyone. Eager for retribution, Caleb agrees to a dare that will see him take Mirriam to the prom and regain his pride. 
But their relationship soon moves beyond high school antics. Mirriam and Caleb are bound together by more than location, and as they are forced to work closely together on a school assignment, they start to uncover an explosive story that has the potential to ruin lives — and both of their futures. One single truth changes everything and strengthens their bond. 

When Mirriam's family discovers their relationship, they decide it's time to arrange her marriage to a proper Iraqi man. Caleb must convince Mirriam that he is in it for forever — or risk losing her for good.

About the Author
Meet Beth Fred! A full time ELF keeper and part time writer/blogger/writing instructor. Beth likes her tea hot, her romance sweet, and her guys chivalrous. Real men hold open doors, refer to you as ma'am, make promises they keep, and aren't afraid to profess their undying love. It's not breakfast if there aren't carbs (at least, not in the South). Fajitas, carnitas, and churros are just a few of Beth's favorite things. Bet you can't guess where she's from.

Monday, 9 September 2013

A Farewell to Sebastian (Part 2)

Dearest Sebastian,

I know you were expecting this but it's much harder to write than I realized. So I'll make this brief. Eric's kingdom is under siege and he and I have been told to relocate to the country. Far away from the sea. Somewhere they tell me is safe. I can think of no safer place than the sea but I must go with Eric. Melody is east with her husband and newborn child. They need you. Not more than I do but certainly they need you. And I need you to go to my family and make sure that they are safe in the coming days. You are the only one I trust to protect them.

In case I don’t survive the journey this is goodbye, my dearest friend. Without you I would not be where I am today. I would not be the woman I am and for that I am so grateful. I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me and my family. You have been my mentor, and my guardian and my family for so long and I almost can’t bear to see you go but you are needed elsewhere. So for perhaps the last time: goodbye.

Thank you for being everything I needed you to be. Thank you for caring for me and protecting me from the very beginning. Thank you, Sebastian. I trust I will not see you again so you must know.

I love you like a father. I have always loved you like family.
You will always be in my heart and it is breaking to have to say goodbye. Please, please keep Melody safe. If I survive I will come and find you both. Raise her child well, as you have us. I am so proud to call you my friend.

Until we meet again.



Friday, 6 September 2013

Interview with Lynn Donovan

As part of the Wishing Well Curse Tour hosted by Itching for Books I sat down with author Lynn Donovan to talk about her writing. Check it out:
Zeke Clay is down on his luck. He’s lost everything—an apartment, an education, a girlfriend, his job… When a mysterious letter comes from a law firm in Colorado, he decides things just might be looking up. Now he stands to inherit a fortune, but it comes with a price. He must break a family curse and restore true love. What does he know about breaking a curse? And who is this Great Uncle Luther Clayton, who claims Zeke is the one? Can he piece together the clues left by his dearly departed? Who can he trust? The Apache Indian attorney? Her great nephew? The leather-clad, Harley riding Pastor? Least of all, himself? What about the Ghosts? …And why does his three-year-old tattoo bleed every time he gets near the wishing well?
About the Author
Lynn Donovan writes from her heart and her passion for Jesus Christ. She is a daughter, wife, mother of four and grandmother of seven who has five decades of experiences to draw from when creating her stories. She categorizes herself as the "sandwich generation" because she is caring for her mother who has Alzheimer's and is one child away from an empty nest. 

Besides blogging, Lynn enjoys reading and writing mainstream fiction and speculative fiction, but you might find a historical romance among her collections as well. She currently lives in Southwest Kansas but looks forward to building a home in Colorado. She attends a Creative Writing class at the local college to sharpen her talents and increase her creative juices. 


Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Review of Lure of Fools

"Adventure is the lure of fools, and excitement glamour to the gullible. The siren song of the world is as music to the wanderer’s feet, but that dance leads only to the soul-less grave.” So Jekaran’s uncle has warned him. But that doesn’t stop him from leaping at the exhilarating chance to single-handedly rescue a beautiful woman from a gang of lecherous thieves.

But the bored farm boy quickly finds that he is no match for the group of angry street thugs, and only escapes death by bonding a magical sword that grants him the strength and skill of a master swordsman. Unfortunately, a peasant wielding such magic is forbidden and punishable by death.

Thus Jekaran finds himself a fugitive with his fate tied to that of the exotic and mysterious, Kairah; a fey woman who must deliver a dire warning to the king that, if heeded, could prevent the very extinction of humanity.

About Jason
It was Jason’s love of fantasy epics that inspired him to write his own, and he has wanted to be an author since he was in the third grade, and has always been involved in some sort of storytelling project.
Jason holds a Bachelors degree in IT Management, but plans to pursue a Masters in Creative Writing.
He lives in Salt Lake City with his beautiful wife, and four adorable children. He likes chocolate cake donuts, playing table top games, and his favorite color is green.

I'll keep this short and sweet guys. READ THIS BOOK. Right from the very first scene you get graphic and detailed imagery that it is just spectacular - Curiosity Quills knows how to pick 'em. His description alone will keep you turning pages. I'm taking off points for originality but this is definitely a fantasy recommendation. Pick it up here: Kindle Nook & Kobo

Monday, 2 September 2013

A Farewell to Tinkerbell Part 1

New series. Yay! From now until the end of December I'm going to be exploring different Disney characters in the form of goodbye letters - Dear John, Eulogy, Farewell etc. - so some of them will be pretty hard just because I love my Disney stories. I'll also try to draw a little from the original fairy tales but a lot of it is based on the most common conception of the character.

This project was inspired by the song "Farewell to Tinkerbell" by Edwin McCain so I had to start with Tinkerbell for this series. I would love to know what you think in the comments.