Wednesday, September 3

Dark Olive Memory - Barbie Doll Dress Inspired by The Unnaturalists

I have long since fallen victim to a great book cover. But I absolutely enjoy some of the dresses these book cover beauties sport. I am sure you know exactly what I mean. Since I dabble in the Barbie doll dress proportions I thought I would combine my tiny skills with my love for books.  
For my next dress inspiration I chose The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent. I haven't read it but it is a beauty. Here on the right I have included a picture of the cover so you can see what I was working with.

Many creative hours later this tiny little beauty above was born. I like to call this dress Dark Olive Memory. I am selling this beautiful steampunk gown over on my Etsy shop, Miracle of Mine.

Wednesday, January 8

Othersphere: Blog Tour and Book Review

Today I'm very excited to be a part of the Nerd Blast Othersphere by Nina Berry!

So, without further adieu, I give you OTHERSPHERE as well as my review!

December 31st 2013
Young Adult / Paranormal / Fantasy

Dez thought she knew who her mother was, who she was. Thought she had friends, a boy who loved her, and a school where she finally fit in.

But across the veil linking our world and the next lurks a monster which can annihilate. . .or liberate her. Now she must confront it there with help from one boy who loves her and one who can't stand the sight of her.

Dez thought she understood her tiger form, her deepest self. But in this treacherous place, she'll have to choose between the two halves of her soul--and determine which world survives.

Othersphere is the third and final installment in Nina Berry's acclaimed young adult Otherkin series, which blends romance, fantasy, and action in a powerful story of friendship and self-acceptance.

"Filled with suspense, action, friendship, and love, this book will have you on the edge of your seat until the end, when you'll cry out, 'I need more!'" - review of Otherkin, book 1.
At last the series is finished. Sigh. There was sufficient hype about the first book that I went to lengths to procure a copy. I wasn't disappointed as Caleb and Dez made for some stellar adventures and high emotional moments. But I felt the second book was a bit of a let down. I wanted nothing more than to grab Caleb and shake what little brains he had right out. He was being such a dork that I didn't want him to get another chance at a happy ending. So this is the state of mind I entered Othersphere.

First thing that hit me was a load of confusion. In the small gap of time between the end of Othermoon and the beginning of Othersphere I felt Dez had made a very large questionable choice. It really made me upset with her and left me feeling less than kindly to her for the remainder of the book. Dez really gets a bit unmoored.

But I pressed on and found that this book really became fantastical. Dinosaurs, mermaids, and other odd creatures fill the magical othersphere. The othersphere is a rough place to be. I can't imagine why anyone would want to live there. I also felt that the whole extinction of the worlds was a bit overblown. Maybe that is because I feel some creatures really have gone extinct by natural selection and not interference of mankind. For instance, it was just meant to be that dinosaurs no longer roam the earth. So I didn't really buy the need to collect all these lost species and save them. Natural selection should work in both worlds.

Aside from all that I enjoyed getting to the end of the story for Dez. It was nice to watch her come back into herself. To finally shake off all the uncertainty and questions. She decided who she is and where she wants to go with her life. So the ending was a very nice finish to the series. My only gripe is that I spent so much time being miffed at the characters that I wasn't as invested in a happy outcome for them. So the ending didn't have the emotional bang it could have. But I am glad I read the whole series.


Nina Berry
Nina Berry is the author of the acclaimed YA paranormal OTHERKIN series from KTeen and the upcoming historical thriller PAGAN JONES series from Harlequin Teen. She grew up bodysurfing in Hawaii, learned to throw snowballs at the University of Chicago, and now lives and works in Hollywood, pretending to lead the glamorous life. 

When she’s not traveling, reading or tweeting links to save the tiger, she writes all kinds of things, some of which might surprise you.

Nina blogs at, and you can follow her on Twitter @Ninaberry or hang out with her on Facebook at
For more information on the rest of the tour go to the following link.

Must be 13+ To Enter | Open to Internationally for only the bookmarks. Other 2 prizes ship in US only. 

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Monday, December 9

Barest Blush - Barbie Doll Dress Inspired by Sweet Reckoning

Barest Blush
Last you heard I gave into my book cover obsession and created a Barbie doll dress inspired by Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins. 

Well I just couldn't stop there I created a Barbie doll dress inspired by Sweet Reckoning.
I like to call this dress Barest Blush. I am selling this beautiful gown over on my Etsy shop, Miracle of Mine.

Monday, October 14

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

October 14th through October 31st

Thank you for stopping by.

Check out the dresses I made that were inspired by Sweet Evil and Sweet Peril.

US only
Must at least 13 years old
Enter through the rafflecopter below.

I am giving you a choice.
The winner will get to pick one of the following books. Or two if you pick books that are of low value.

Across the Universe
Shadows Cast by Stars
Turning Pages
Soul Screamers Volume One
Rivals and Retribution
Destiny and Deception 
Vampire's Kiss
Touch of Frost
Angel Fire
Beautiful Chaos
The Revenant
The Reckoning
The Mephisto Covenant
Born Wicked
The Taker

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