Blog Tour: Disruption by Jessica Shirvington – Q & A

I was lucky enough to get to read Jessica Shirvington’s newest book Disruption (out now) a few months back and I fell in love. So when I was given the opportunity to interview Jessica I jumped on it.


  • With all of the technology in the world changing, what feels like daily, Disruption is a concept that is very relevant. How did you come up with this idea for a book that is so now?

The idea for Disruption started with a funny conversation I had with a friend. She was telling me all about her internet dating experiences and I was laughing as we walked through a busy city area. Everyone around us had their heads down, on their phones, and I said, ‘Wouldn’t it just be easier if we got some kind of alert or text message to tell us when we walked by someone who could be a good match!’ It was such a random thought, but it stayed with me that day and the next until I started to think about how something like that could actually be a possibility. That led to the idea of combining microchipping, smart phones and pheromones… (It sounds really weird but it all worked out!).

  • Maggie is after revenge from the get go and wants it at any cost. Was it hard to write her and her motivations, especially after Quentin was brought into her life?

Maggie’s personality and motivations were what drove the story, without those traits and purpose I can’t imagine how the story would have turned out. Therefore, staying true to her character was always my main priority. Sure, there were times I wanted to shake her or gently point her in a new direction but Maggie is really strong so there was never any genuine way, other than to let her story play out in the way it did. When Quentin comes into the picture, he challenges her in a new way. It starts to create cracks in her armor but she doesn’t just crumble – that’s not Maggie’s style.

  • Speaking of Maggie and Quentin…holy chemistry! How did such a great love-hate romance come to fruition?

The elements of the above question also answer this question in many ways. Maggie has a purpose, one that defines her and one that she will not put on the backburner, will not sacrifice for anything or anyone else. She has worked way too hard to let emotions get in the way now. So this created a great dynamic between Quentin and Maggie.

Likewise, Quentin is a strong person too. He is moral and loyal but he isn’t a fool and he won’t be pressured or swayed easily. The push/pull between the two characters was a lot of fun to write.

  • I know the sequel, Corruption, has been out in Australia for some time. With it still months away from the US release, what can you tell the US readers to expect for the second half of the dulogy?

Corruption sees a great progression for the characters. So much has happened and their lives and hearts are forever altered. They now need to deal with the reality they are faced with. They must admit failings and take responsibility but they must also find courage and press on. The challenges that are before them are huge and they quickly discover they don’t even know half of what has been going on behind the scenes.

  • I ask this question in every interview I do. What is the one piece of clothing or accessory you couldn’t live without?

Jeans. I have a heap of them. But my standard blue skinny jeans are my go-to wardrobe choice. I’d be lost without them!


Blog Tour: Disruption by Jessica Shirvington – Q & ADisruption by Jessica Shirvington
Published by HarperCollins
Amazon, Goodreads

The heart-stopping first chapter in bestselling author Jessica Shirvington's Disruption series.

What if a microchip could identify your perfect match?
What if it could be used against you and the ones you love?
Eight years ago, Mercer Corporation's M-Bands became mandatory. An evolution of the smartphone, the bracelets promised an easier life. Instead, they have come to control it.

The heart-stopping first chapter in bestselling author Jessica Shirvington's Disruption series. What if a microchip could identify your perfect match? What if it could be used against you and the ones you love? Eight years ago, Mercer Corporation's M-Bands became mandatory. An evolution of the smartphone, the bracelets promised an easier life. Instead, they have come to control it. Two years ago, Maggie Stevens watched helplessly as one of the people she loved most was taken from her, shattering her world as she knew it. Now, Maggie is ready. And Quentin Mercer - heir to the M-Corp empire - has become key to Maggie's plan. But as the pieces of her dangerous design fall into place, could Quentin's involvement destroy everything she's fought for? In a world full of broken promises, the ones Maggie must keep could be the most heartbreaking.


Thanks Jessica for taking the time out to answer some of my questions.

Check back tomorrow for my review of Disruption. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed it!



The ABCs with Erica from Novel Ink


Welcome to The ABCs where you can see what accessory, book and clothing item others are lusting after! If you would like more information or would like to sign-up you can click HERE. I’ve also created a place for authors to sign-up and do the ABCs for one of their main characters. Check that out HERE.

Today on The ABCS we have Erica from Novel Ink showing off her accessory, book and clothing item of choice.

Let’s give Erica a warm ABCs welcome!



Accessory: Nike’s
I have a decent number of shoes & probably 90% of those are Nike’s. I love wearing tennis shoes & they just go with my laid back wardrobe. I really want to add these to my closet because they’re just amazing. I love gray because it matches everything & the gold accent is perfection.

Book: Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Oh my gosh, this book. I need it now. Illuminae was my favorite read of 2015. It blew me away especially when sci-fi isn’t my fave to read. Gemina sounds like it’ll be just as good as or…better than Illuminae. Plus, these covers are gorgeous so adding them to my bookshelves will be amazing!

Clothing: VS Pullover
I actually am not a huge fan of VS because their prices are a bit much, but I saw this and needed it! I love the colors (I’m not much of a pink person…no pun intended) but I think the pink and gray just complement each other well. Plus, I love being cozy so what’s not to love?


Thanks Erica for sharing your ABCs with us!

If you would like to play like Erica did, sign-ups are open HERE.



Champagne Wishes and Crafty Dreams 11: Note Card Sets


By now (unless you are new to my blog) you have seen or heard about my love of card making and all things crafty. After all, this is my 11th post about it and I tweet about it a lot #sorrynotsorry. Well my card making has taken on a new direction…note card sets.

I was watching YouTube videos, as I often do, and I came across a video that had these clear plastic card boxes in it. Being the crazy shopper I am, I immediately bought two packs to try them out and the ideas started flowing. And since I had two friends having/had birthdays the crafting of note card sets began.

Mary’s Set
The measuring of the cards and making of the envelopes was the hardest part really. I had a rough idea of the cards I wanted to make (a turtle one was a given since she has loved turtles for as long as I can remember). After that they all sort of took shape. Truth, the ‘You’re the Best’ card is my favorite and I woudl love to make a set of just those.



Megan’s Set
For this set I knew I wanted to make a library themed card since Megan is a librarian. I have some library pockets already stashed away so I was very happy when this print fit in with all the others. It actually is my favorite in the set, along with the coffee cup one (can you tell I love simple ones the best??).



After they were all finished I just packed them up and they were ready to go.


Since I had so much fun making Megan and Mary’s gifts I was inspired to make some more. Since I had already been playing with stamping and coloring (see the cupcake above) and I made one card that someone mentioned they would love a set of, I decided to try out a small set of cards for sale that was inspired by the stamp set below and the coloring I did.


I had 4 sets (I have 3 left for purchase). Each set has 4 cards with 4 envelopes in it. I stamped the inside of each with “Eat Sleep Read” and the back of the card with “The End”. If you are interested they are $8 a set and that includes shipping. First come, first serve kind of thing and US ONLY.




So, what do you think of my card making skills? Are you interested in maybe buying these?

*I plan to do full size (A2) cards for the holidays that will be available for purchase. I’m waiting for my supplies to come in. If you are interested you can hit me up on Twitter or over email.



Shari’s Berries – Books and Dessert

When Shari’s Berries contacted me about this post I couldn’t say no.*


Perhaps the best thing about a great book is that we are transported into the world of the characters we are reading about. We could have a cup of tea and biscuits with Alice, Butterbeer with Harry and even some lemon cakes with Daisy and Gatsby!

Shari’s Berries created a book and dessert visual with 20 modern and classic reads paired with a treat from their pages. The great part is that all of these can be made at home, so the next time you are ready to grab your favorite book, make sure to get the kitchen ready as well.

What book and dessert pairing is your favorite?

*post made in partnership with Shari’s Berries
**Also, I now want chocolate covered strawberries.


Review: All in Pieces – Suzanne Young

Review: All in Pieces – Suzanne YoungAll in Pieces by Suzanne Young
Published by Simon Pulse
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
Amazon, Goodreads

“Anger-management issues.”

That’s how they classified Savannah Sutton after she stuck a pencil in her ex-boyfriend’s hand because he mocked her little brother, Evan, for being disabled. That’s why they sent her to Brooks Academy—an alternative high school that’s used as a temporary detention center.

The days at Brooks are miserable, but at home, life is far more bleak. Savvy’s struggling to take care of her brother since her mom left years ago, and her alcoholic dad can’t be bothered. Life with Evan is a constant challenge, but he’s also the most important person in the world to Savvy.

Then there’s Cameron, a new student at Brooks with issues of his own; a guy from a perfect family that Savvy thought only existed on TV. Cameron seems determined to break through every one of the walls Savvy’s built around herself, except if she lets herself trust him, it could make everything she’s worked so hard for fall apart in an instant.

And with her aunt seeking custody of her brother and her ex-boyfriend seeking revenge, Savvy’s fighting to hold all the pieces together. But she’s not sure how much tighter she can be pulled before she breaks completely.

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


It isn’t often that you get the privilege of reading a book that wraps you up in the story so much that you actually forget you are reading. Usually when I read I’m aware there is a book in my hand, aware I’m flipping pages on my Kindle, aware that I’m reading fiction. All in Pieces was one of those rare occasions where I forgot I was reading. I forgot that I wasn’t part of the story. I forgot it was fiction. I forgot everything but the beauty of the story Suzanne Young crafted to perfection. I can’t say enough how much I loved this book.

All in Pieces! What do I say about All in Pieces?? The book was mesmerizing and beautiful and heartbreaking and gorgeous. That’s what I can say about it. The way Suzanne told the story of this poor girl that was dealt a crappy deck of life cards just blew me away. Savvy tried so hard, loved so much, and did everything she could for her brother and she just never felt like it was enough, like she was enough. She would have given everything she could of for her little brother, Evan, and my heart broke because there was then nothing left for her. The way she loved Evan was just beautiful and pure and it made me love Savvy all that much more.

Speaking of Savvy I also loved her family. When I say family I don’t mean it in conventional terms. For Savvy her family was made up of her two friends, Travis and Retha, who had her back no matter what. They were the ones that made her believe in herself and if it wasn’t for Retha I don’t think Savvy ever would have let Cameron in. Cameron, oh Cameron. He was so imperfectly perfect and the best person Savvy would ever invite into her life and heart. He was so patient and loving and kind and just awesome. Instead of walking away (which I think most people would have) he gave her time to trust and open up and I think that right there was everything to Savvy. Basically he and Savannah were perfect together.

All in Pieces is everything I wanted and needed in a book that I didn’t know I wanted or needed. It’s the kind of book that gives you a plethora of feels and just leaves you wanting more. I was a sobby mess in the end and I’m so thankful for this book and for Suzanne Young for writing it. A must add to your TBR.