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(Video) Queen + Adam Lambert (ft. Nate Ruess) on 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival

September 22, 2013 Leave a comment

popout: Queen + Adam Lambert (ft. Nate Ruess) on 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival

Yes! I found a video recording! Enjoy!!!

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Going On Vacation / Pilgrimage …

September 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi everyone, just a heads-up —

Team RandomizeME are going on a week long break/pilgrimage, so, unfortunately, there will probably be no updates while gone … !  Hopefully, y’all regular readers don’t wander off too far while there’s no updates here … see ya on the return of RandomizeME!

Just remember to check for the US Kindle Daily Deal, CA Kindle Daily Deal and Amazon UK Daily Deal (Plus the Nook Daily Find so you’ll know to check if Amazon price-matches!)

And also be sure to check out the September Monthly Kindle Books for $3.99 or Less Sale!

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(Audio) Queen + Adam Lambert (ft. Nate Ruess) on 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival

September 21, 2013 1 comment

I totally missed this! I’m hoping to find a good video recording, but in the meantime, here’s a pretty good audience audio recording (uploaded by butterknife0204).

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Book Review – The Curse of the Wendigo (Monstrumologist #2) by Rick Yancey

September 20, 2013 Leave a comment

The Curse of the Wendigo (Monstrumologist #2) by Rick Yancey

Book Description:

Rick Yancey’s first gothic suspense tale, The Monstrumologist, earned him a prestigious Michael L. Printz Award. The second installment of this acclaimed series, Curse of the Wendigo, finds young Will Henry on the hunt for a supernatural beast plaguing New England in the late 1800s.

Will and his mentor, the domineering Dr. Warthrop, are enlisted to help the doctor’s former fiancée. It seems her husband has been lost in the Canadian wilderness. And to make matters worse, there are reports that a Wendigo – a creature who gorges on human flesh – is on the loose.

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I found Rick Yancey’s gothic horror story The Monstrumologist to be pretty bloody brilliant, so the second book in the series certainly had a lot to live up to.  And live up it did (although my favorite is still the first book). Do you want something scary to read tonight that will keep you up, keep you turning the pages in suspense, fire up your adrenaline? Add this to your TBR list (but if you haven’t yet, read book #1 first!)

Just a note though – while I think Curse of the Wendigo is an EXCELLENT sequel (serving up new monsters with a great heaping side of blood and gore, plus trips to the Canadian wilderness and 1800 Victorian New York) and I’d highly recommend it to any “mature” literary horror fan,  I really don’t think it should be marketed to young readers. Yes, the hero in the book is a 12-year-old orphan, but the situations he and his guardian Dr. Warthrop find themselves in are truly horrifying.  Stomach churning-, nightmare inducing- horrifying.

Maybe the problem is that Rick Yancey is such an amazing writer – the setting, the rich (aka gruesome) imagery, the atmosphere, the dialogue, the characters all felt very intense and real. If this book were a movie, I’d be watching it through my fingers – wincing at certain scenes (i.e. the autopsy scene!) while scared out of my mind (but loving every minute, mind you.) It’s very graphic & violent (in a literary Dickensian way), and terrible things happen to a lot of innocent people, and no wonder young Will was a traumatized mess in the end!

Once I’ve recovered, Book #3 The Isle of Blood next!

Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) is available on Amazon, B&N Nook, Kobo books and iTunes iBooks.

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(Amazon Local) Free Voucher to Purchase up to 40 Select Kindle eBooks for $1 Each!

September 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Oh, hey – be sure to pick up your new AmazonLocal Free Voucher to get up to 40 select Kindle books from the Amazon Kindle Store for $1 each!

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  • Free voucher to purchase up to 40 select eBooks from the Amazon Kindle Store for $1 each
  • Voucher will expire if not used toward a qualifying Kindle book purchase from Amazon.com by 11:59 P.M. PST October 6, 2013
  • Promotional code can only be used for the Kindle books displayed here
  • Voucher valid only for purchasers located in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia

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Going On Vacation …

September 9, 2013 2 comments

Hi everyone, just a heads-up —

Team RandomizeME are going on short 3-day break, so, unfortunately, there will probably be no updates while gone … !  Hopefully, y’all regular readers don’t wander off too far while there’s no updates here … see ya on the return of RandomizeME!

Just remember to check for the US Kindle Daily Deal, CA Kindle Daily Deal and Amazon UK Daily Deal (Plus the Nook Daily Find so you’ll know to check if Amazon price-matches!)

And also be sure to check out the September Monthly Kindle Books for $3.99 or Less Sale!

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‘5 Questions’ Interview With Masha du Toit! @mashadu

September 6, 2013 Leave a comment

5 Questions

Today I’m thrilled to welcome author Masha du Toit to the blog as part of the ‘5 Questions’ with authors interview series!

If you are an author who would like to participate in the series, fill out the questionnaire here! And if you are a reader who wants to suggest an author for the series, just send me an email!


The Story Trap (The Sisters 1) by Masha du Toit

Describe your book The Story Trap (The Sisters 1) in ten words or less

Girl falls into coma but it’s really a witch’s spell.

Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story?

I was walking my dogs on the mountain, and it came to me between one step and another. Out of the blue!

Which of your characters (in this book) is closest to your heart and why?

Gardag. She’s a fairly minor character, but still my favourite.

She’s a cyber dog who has been abandoned by her owner. Very fierce but likes a good scratch if you can slip a hand in between the armour plates.

Do you have a day job? If yes, tell us about it & how it affected your writing?

I’m a teacher. I teach people how to use computers to do creative things like make animations and do web-design.

I get to meet all kinds of people, young and old, which is great for character research 🙂

Tell us about an upcoming book or project you’re excited about

The sequel to The Story TrapThe Broken Path (The Sisters 2) – is also out!

Bonus Question! Fill in the blank: If you like ___, you’ll probably like my book too!

If you like: Charles de Lint, you’ll probably like my book too!


Thanks again for stopping by, Masha du Toit! You can learn more about the author via her official website/blog: mashadutoit.wordpress.com, and connect with her via Google+ and Twitter: @mashadu. Read online samples at: http://masha.co.za/

 The Story Trap (The Sisters 1) is available on Amazon (Kindle).

Check out Masha du Toit’s Amazon author page for more info!

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