Thursday, December 16, 2010

White Flame Blog Stop!

hey hey all! well here it is! The Leo's Den stop on the White Flame Blog Tour! Remember, you must comment on this post and follow the blog as well as (both) on Jordan's blog in order to be entered into the contest! Her blog is in case you didnt know.

Also in this post we have a short little interview with Jordan! My bf and I came up with these questions for her to answer, so enjoy our lovely Lady Jordan!

1. Where did you do your research on the witchcraft stuff in your books??

     First, thank you so much for hosting the 'White Flame Tour' for Half Moon! As to witchcraft, my interest started when I was young; when I was in high school I went through a gothic phase and bought all kinds of books from my local holistic store. I never got rid of them, so I turned back to those when it came to writing 'Half Moon'.

2. What made you want to write about wolves?
    I've always wanted to right a shifter book- but it didn't feel right to make the book about different types of creatures. Once I started writing the werewolves- they basically took over my mind. So, it just happened.

3. How do you start your writing process?
    Oooh good question. Normally, it's as simple as just starting with a scene. I start thinking of a situation and the people that would be involved and then it goes from there. But, usually, it starts with a scenario.

4. When is your next signing??

    With the release of 'Half Moon' less than thirty days away, signings will be starting again in February.

5. What inspires you to write?

    LIFE. Every person in life encourages me to write.

I want to thank Jordan SO much for choosing the Leo's Den as a stop on her tour! In case you don't know who is next, I have posted the calender just below for you to reference.

1) Reading Teen - 12/10

2) TotalBookAHolic - 12/13

3) The Leo's Den - 12/16

Next Stop!4) Bibliophilicbookblog - 12/19

5) A Simple Love of Reading - 12/22

6) Narratively Speaking - 12/27

7) The Book Sophisticate - 12/30

8) A Great Read - 1/2

8) A Tale of Many Reviews- 1/5

9) Murphy's Library - 1/8

10) Mundie Mom's 1/11

Thank you for visiting the Leo's Den, and goodluck!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Half Moon Review!!! And Blog Tour Info

Okay okay, I know I'm awful, horrible, etc etc. Sadly the real world is a pain. However I DID garner up enough time to read Jordan Deen's Half Moon, the sequal to her awesome and amazing The Crescent. The Leo's Den will be participating in a Blog Tour mid-december, so those of you giving up on me, stick around! I'll do my best to get everything going again, I promise. 

Half Moon


WARNING fangirlhishness may peek out during this Revew!

I gotta say, Jordan really outdid herself this time. Half Moon is the PERFECT sequel to The Crescent. It has the perfect amount of EVERYTHING, including a twist that I, as a diviner when it comes to story plotlines, did not see coming. I can't wait for this to come out so that I can get a hard copy of it. 

If you happened to not like The Crescent for some reason, pick up Half Moon and give it a shot. It is WORTH it, I promise you!

The Leo's Den Rates this
Five Paws


Now onto some other stuff, like say the information for the Official Half Moon Blog Tour!!!

There are a total of 11 blogs total in the tour. Mostly, it works out to a new interview and posting every 3 days. There will be no posting on Christmas and none on New Year's Eve.

Included in these posts will be of course, the interview, and a section of Half Moon. It will work JUST like the last blog tour held here by Jordan. She will be posting the Calender that shows which blog is posting on which dates on her blog . I too will be posting this calender, but only once it gets to be the day it starts. 

Now that you have the skinny on the upcoming events, I implore you to stick around. I'll get goin again as soon as I get my mess straightened in the real world. 

Have a great day!

~The Desert Lioness 


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Super Sunday

Hey hey,

Yes I know I'm not always up and about. I just got over a nasty bout of the flu. Today I'm going down to get my hair cut and after that I get to dig up a tree stump. I'll get back into the swing, no worries. Will just take me a little bit. I have to get back to my reading thing.

I am actually reading The Vampire Files by P.N. Elrod. If you have never heard of this series, you should seriously look into it. Who wouldn't enjoy a vampire P.I.? Mobsters in Chicago included! So check it out, HIGHLY recommended!

Also, you should check out Word For Teens- she has an AMAZING Halloween book event going on!

If you all haven't heard, I have a new baby in the house! den at least lol. Its a baby cornsnake! He is named after the BEST character in the Harry Potter series! Severus. Severus Snake. He's SUCH a cutie! Pictures are upon request, as not everybody enjoys these slithery friends. Anyways, I'm off to dig up that stump!

Thanks for dropping by, next time I'll have a nice morsel for you to chew on! Til next time!

~The Desert Lioness

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Amusing Video Sunday

Hey hey all,
I was surfin' around on the interwebz yesterday when I came across some HILARIOUS videos! I just thought I would share them here with you.

You ALL remember the Oregon Trail right? Game of EPIC proportions where you died a million times before you EVER reached your destination! Well they made a movie trailer out of it,

This one is a vid that went viral online, and my uncle decided to put music to it to make it better. Its rather catchy now. Enjoy! XD

I hope you found those amusing, I know I did! I am currently in the process of reading the Vampire Files, An EXCELLENT book series by P.N. Elrod about a vampire P.I. in post prohibition era. Will get more info on that once I've finished!

Enjoy Amusing Video Sunday!

~The Desert Lioness

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Hey hey everybody,

Yes I know I keep on disappearing, I'm really REALLY sorry! I got a new bf, as I believe I have mentioned and I am also doing a bunch of freelance work.

I did it! Yes I did! I finally convinced my parents to let me get a snake! I will be getting a baby cornsnake. His name shall be Severus. Severus Snake. I know its cheesy, but I like it!

Also, today I will be going once again to see the AMAZING Jordan Deen! She is an excellent person so you should try to get down and see her too. She will be at the Victoria Gardens in Ontario, CA (thats california folks, not canada)

Alright well I have made my visit, I will be posting bookish things again soon. Once I get done with all my artistic business!

~The Desert Lioness

Friday, September 10, 2010

The End

Well all, the Blog Tour/Scavenger hunt is officially over! I hope you all got your last minute completed puzzles put together and sent off to Jordan! Keep an eye on her site for winners!
Also Follow her on twitter (@Jordan_Deen) because she is AWESOME!
Thanks for stopping in and I hope you all had a great time!
~The Desert Lioness.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Hey hey everybody! Today is the LAST DAY you can enter Jordan Deen's Half Moon Blog Tour/Scavenger Hunt! So get your rears in gear and gather those words!

Remember, there is an EXCELLENT prize pack up for grabs!

On a side note, I do freelance graphic design (thats advertisements, business cards, signs, etc etc...) And I DO COMMISSIONS! So if you've got something you'd like done, just drop me an email or a comment on this post, or whatever!

Hope you all have a great day!

~The Desert Lioness