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TWO FOR THURSDAY: The Pretty Dark Nothing Series by Heather L. Reid

 

Welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T
presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books!

Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy,
and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!

You just might find your next read!

This week, #T4T presents to you:

The Pretty Dark Nothing series by Heather L. Reid!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

 

 

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It’s been twenty three days since Quinn has slept for more than minutes at a time. Demons have invaded her dreams, stalking her, and whispering of her death. The lack of sleep and crippling fear are ruining her life. Energy drinks and caffeine pills don’t make a dent. When Quinn dozes off in the school hallway, Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, accidentally enters her nightmare. The demons are determined to keep them apart, and Aaron from discovering the secret locked away in his memory. Together, they could banish the darkness back to the underworld for good. That is, unless the demons kill them first.

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What Readers are Saying:

 

“This is a surprisingly very psychologically draining book and reminded me of the first season American Horror Story and Stephen King’s Carrie.” – Syahira – Requiem for More Books

 

“The characters, the world building, the plot… I really think the author had great control over her craft.”Alyssa – Eater of Books

 

“This is a thrilling story that will keep you up at night!” Katie – Curse of the Bibliophile

 

 

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It’s been five weeks, two days, and eight hours since the demons forced Quinn to throw herself into the raging river, since Aaron sacrificed himself to save her, since his body disappeared without a trace.

Everyone wants Quinn to move on, but she can’t, not after a spirit appears to her at Aaron’s memorial, convincing her he’s still alive.

When a mysterious box materializes on the very spot Aaron disappeared, Quinn finds she’s at the center of an ancient prophesy of betrayal, revenge, and sacrifice that takes her to the depths of the underworld to face Lilith—Adam’s first wife.

If Quinn can stop Lilith from unleashing the demon horde Eve, trapped inside the box during the Battle of Eden millennia ago, she will save the human realm and free Aaron from an eternity in torment.

All it will cost is her blood.

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What Readers are Saying:

 


“A love story that lasts for eternity.”
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  “This book was engrossing and engaging, and functioned well as a sequel novel.”Alyssa – Eater of Books

 

 “…I definitely recommend giving this series a try if you’re looking for a refreshing take on demons or like paranormal romance.” – Analee – Book Snacks

 

 

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Heather L. Reid is both American and British and has called six different cities in three different countries, home. Her strong sense of wanderlust and craving for a new adventure mean you might find her wandering the moors of her beloved Scotland, exploring haunted castles, or hiking through a magical forest in search of fairies and sprites. When she’s not venturing into the unknown in her real life, she loves getting lost in the worlds of video games or curling up by the fire with good story. For now, this native Texan is back in the Lone Star State, settling down with her Scottish husband and writing new tales of fantasy and horror.

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Pamper Yourself with Treats from Gourmet Gifter!

Now that the kids are getting back to their school routines, wouldn’t it be nice to take a little time for Mom?  As mom to a first grader and another baby on the way, I know that I treasure every second I can get to myself–and sometimes I like to enjoy special treats while I can!

That’s why Gourmet Gifter is such a revelation! You can create your own personalized gift basket, with lots of amazing choices.  Whether your tastes run salty or sweet, chocolatey or more healthy, you are sure to find a gourmet goody that will delight.

One item I tried that became a quick favorite was Colby’s Kettle Corn in the Salty Sweet Addiction flavor.  This kettle popped, hand sifted popcorn tastes just like the stuff you would get at a fair.  I let my hubby and son sample it as well, and we all agreed it was great! It’s perfect for the times where you can’t decide if you want a salty or sweet snack–in this, you get both!  To make it even more satisfying, is the fact that this kettle corn is non-GMO, low in calories, and gluten free!

Colby’s Kettle Corn, in several flavors, is just one of the delectable selections you will find at Gourmet Gifter!  As an added bonus, Gourmet Gifter is running an August Special for new subscribers–with your first order of $30 or more, you can receive a FREE TRIO of Colby’s Kettle Corn (including Salty Sweet Addiction, Butter Salt Craving, and Cinnamon Sugar Sensation).  Simply use code FIRSTORDER when you checkout.

I look forward to bringing you more information about Gourmet Gifter as they expand!

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TWO FOR THURSDAY: The Dragonrider Chronicles by Nicole Conway

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Welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T
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Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy,
and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!

You just might find your next read!

This week, #T4T presents to you:

The Dragonrider Chronicles by Nicole Conway!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

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Can one boy stand between two kingdoms at war?

Jaevid Broadfeather has grown up as a wartime refugee, hiding from the world because of his mixed racial heritage. He feels his future is hopeless, until a chance encounter with a wild dragon lands him in Blybrig Academy—a place usually forbidden to anyone but the rich and royal. But Jaevid’s case is special; no dragon has voluntarily chosen a rider in decades, so the proud riders of Blybrig must begrudgingly let him join their brotherhood despite his bloodline. Lieutenant Sile Derrick, a sternly tempered man with a mysterious past, becomes his instructor and immediately takes a peculiar interest in Jaevid’s future.

While struggling through the rigorous physical demands of training, things begin to go awry. Jaevid witnesses the king’s private guards kidnapping Sile in the dead of night. When none of the elder riders are willing to help him, Jaevid begins a dangerous adventure to save his instructor.

Everything Jaevid learned at the academy will now be put to the ultimate test.


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WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

 

“The author has taken the dragon concept putting her own unique spin and creating a captivating new series that spark the imagination.” – MandyThe Reading Diaries

“Nicole Conway does a fantastic job creating her world and describing it in a way that the images fill my head while reading.” – Cassandra – Lost in Books

“It was a nice, fast read and I’m really hoping that we learn more about the Grey Elves, the war and the Dragons in future books because this series has the potential to be really great.” – Natalie – Book Lovers Life

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What kind of power is lurking inside him? After a year of training to become a dragonrider, Jaevid Broadfeather has been sent home to rest during a three-month interlude. But when he returns to find the king drake has chosen Beckah Derrick as his new rider, Jaevid realizes something big is about to happen. Every fiber of his being is pushed to the breaking point as Jaevid battles through his avian year, preparing for the final graduation test of the battle scenario. But there is more standing in his way than a few pushups and fancy sword moves. Jaevid must face a new fear as he is tormented by a gruesome nightmare of a mysterious gray elf warrior murdering the royal family of Maldobar. It seems obvious to him that this is some kind of message about how the war started long ago—until Felix assures him the king is very much alive. With his strange powers growing stronger by the day, and that violent dream replaying in his mind every night, Jaevid no longer wonders if he will pass his avian year or not—he wonders if he will even survive it. The truth will soon be set loose.


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WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

 

“I highly recommend this series to fans of Eragon and Lord of the Rings because those movies jump to mind a lot when I’m reading this series.” – Cassandra –Lost in Books

“This was a very exciting book two that kept me turning the pages as fast as I could to see what would happen next.” – Jasmyn – Bitten by Romance

“This is a sequel of pure perfection!” – Nay – Nay’s Pink Bookshelf

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Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.

Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.

She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.

Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.

 

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COVER REVEALS: The Forget Me Not Series by Brielle Skye

Brielle Skye is releasing the second book in her Forget Me Not series, and the first book is getting a new cover!

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SERIES SYNOPSIS:

In the battle between duty and desire, there will be causalities. But when passion is blinding, morals are questioned, and loyalties are broken, can love conquer all?

In Solitude of a Birdcage, when Isaac Cole falls victim to an act of violence that leaves him with no recollection of the prior eighteen months, two best friends tend to his recovery. For Savannah, it’s simply an attempt to care for the man she loves.

For Maxie, it’s a chance at redemption.

She tells Isaac nothing of the passionate secrets they’d been keeping from Savannah, nor of the unyielding feelings that nearly consumed them both. But as the fragile wall obstructing Isaac’s memory begins to crack, hidden truths slip through the fissures, and Maxie will be faced with an impossible choice—her loyalty, or her heart.

Then, in Like the Red Sky at Morning, the story of Maxie and Isaac continues, and Maxie is determined to move on from the past she shared with Isaac—especially since he still doesn’t remember it. Seeking comfort in a new job, dreams of becoming a chef, and a scheme that may be the very escape she needs, she counts down the days to her fresh start. But as she draws closer to her goals, she finds herself facing a new temptation as intoxicating—and as forbidden—as the last.

Torn between the past and the future, truth and pretense, a new love and the old, Maxie will once again be forced to make a decision that will leave her with everything she’s ever wanted, or nothing at all.

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Forget Me Not Series, Book Two

Expected Release Date: October 27, 2015

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Can’t wait until October to dive into Like the Red Sky at Morning? If you leave a review of Book I of the Forget Me Not series, Solitude of a Birdcage, on Amazon, you’ll get an exclusive, first look at the first TEN CHAPTERS of Red Sky. For details, click here!

About the Author

Brielle Skye is from New York where writing, reading, crocheting, and traveling keep her busy. She is the founder of the New York City Writers Network, an organization dedicated to uniting the very people who share her passion for words.

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Top Relaxing Hotels in Newark

Newark, New Jersey, has an international airport that many people fly into when they are visiting New York City and the surrounding area. Because of this, Newark has built a wide range of hotels to accommodate all of these travelers. It does not matter if you are looking for a luxury hotel or something that is lower priced for a person on a budget, Newark will have a hotel that fits your needs. If you want to see what Newark hotels are available, you can use the website called Hipmunk. You will be able to make your reservation by using this site. Here are some of the top relaxing hotels in Newark.

1. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport

This hotel is located only 10 miles from the Big Apple. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is only a stone’s throw away from the hotel, so you can take in a show during your stay. The Anheuser-Busch brewery is also in the vicinity. Tours of the brewery are available for all interested parties. The hotel also offers a restaurant called Bistro 128, so good food is never more than a couple of minutes away. In terms of the comfort level provided by the hotel, each of the rooms have an ergonomic desk chair and a large desk installed in them. This will make it easy for all business travelers to get their work done. Rooms with a view of the pool and a balcony are also available. Suites with one or two bedrooms are available, both of which come with a living room that is separate. Executive suites have a dining and living room that are separate.

2. Courtyard by Marriott Newark Liberty International Airport

If you are looking for some ways to save some cash on your travel expenses, staying at this hotel would be a wise decision. You will have a comfortable room without going broke. If you want to check of the famous Statue of Liberty, you are in luck. There is a ferry service available that will take you directly to Ellis Island. If it is hockey season, you can take in a New Jersey Devils game at the Prudential Center. If you happen to be visiting Newark during nice weather, you can spend the day at the Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari Park. As far as the hotel amenities are concerned, there is a gym that never closes. There is also a pool and the Aviation Grill restaurant. High-speed Internet and premium cable channels are also available.

3. Wyndham Garden Hotel Newark Airport

If you are a guest at the Wyndam Garden Hotel on a warm summer day, you can visit the beautiful Branch Brook Park. There are also a wide variety of restaurants, shops, museums and galleries that are all within walking distance from the hotel. This means that you will have plenty of entertainment and dining options during your stay. This makes it an ideal hotel to choose if you are a business professional and you need to entertain some of your clients. An outdoor pool and gym are also available for guests who want to get some exercise during their visit. If you want to see all of the excitement that Manhattan has to offer, you will only be 15 minutes away.

TWO FOR TUESDAY: The Gabriel Stone Series by Shannon Duffy #T4T

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Welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T
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Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy,
and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!

You just might find your next read!

This week, #T4T presents to you:

The Gabriel Stone Series by Shannon Duffy!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

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Gabriel Stone is a twelve-year-old boy still reeling from the unsolved disappearance of his mother. With a dad who’s hard to relate to, and mounting pressures at school, Gabriel lets off steam by hiking in the place where his mother was last seen. There, Gabe and friends find a crystal that proves not only beautiful, but magical beyond their wildest dreams. Only, magic and beauty come with a price: in order to return home, they must save the dying world of Valta.


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“Gabriel Stone and the Divinity of Valta is a fun-filled adventure filled with talking monkeys, flying tigers, magical powers, and three best friends who are smart, funny, loyal, and above all, authentic.”
Rachel Harris, New York Times bestselling author.

 

 “…this is a book that triggers the love for reading books.”Alexander – Book Reviewer

 

“A truly magical and entertaining read!” Lauren Hammond  – Author

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Gabriel Stone is back from Valta, but the adventure is just beginning! His friend Tahlita is trapped in Willow Creek with no memory of Valta. Gabe, Piper, and Brent are determined to reunite Tahlita with her father. Yet even as they do, Prince Oliver arrives asking for their help. Menacing forces known as the Solarians have kidnapped the Empress and Princess and are threatening the lives of humans everywhere. Along with talking tracker monkey, Finley, the friends battle vampire mermaids and a living, blood-filled lake in their quest to save the Empress and Princess. Even with cool new powers, Gabe discovers their strongest weapon is their friendship as they battle the Solarians and rescue a cursed white witch—who may be the only one who can save Valta.


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“Reading this book brought me back to a time when magic and zero worries filled my life.”
Reviewer from A Leisure Moment

 

 

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Shannon Duffy

Shannon Duffy grew up on the beautiful east coast of Canada, and now lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and son, Gabriel. She’s mom to one boy, and several pets. Shannon loves writing, reading, working out, soccer, and the sport of champions: shopping.

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8 Foods You Must Try in Naples

Naples is home to many foods that offer foodies a wonderful opportunity to explore Italy’s rich culinary heritage. Here are 8 foods that you must try while visiting Naples that are especially worth a closer look:

Margherita Pizza
Many food historians believe that several Naples-area chefs invented this pizza in the 1830s. One type of Margherita pizza that comes close to this original version is served in eateries that are located near Hotel San Paolo. Be sure to pair this pizza with a tomato salad and lots of crunchy bread to create a wholesome lunch that is fun for the whole family to share.

Gelato
Gelato is a soft ice cream that typically contains less butterfat and sugar than most ice creams that are produced in North America. Many coffee bars and ice cream parlors in Naples serve fruit or vanilla-flavored versions of gelato that make great endings to any meal.

Parmigiana di Melanzane
Parmigiana di melanzane is a breaded eggplant dish that is cooked in a similar manner as veal or chicken parmigiana. It is often paired with pasta and tomato salads to create a summertime treat that makes traveling to Naples worthwhile. Moreover, many foodies pair parmigiana di melanzane with merlots or chardonnays to create an unforgettable taste experience that makes traveling in Naples exciting.

Rabbit Cacciatore
This hearty dish features fresh rabbit that has been slowly simmered with peas, white wine and garlic in a rich tomato sauce. Many hotels in Naples serve this dish with spaghetti in order to sop up any remaining tomato sauce that lingers behind.

Baccalà
Baccalà is a type of dried cod that has been eaten in Naples for thousands of years. Some of the most popular ways of eating it includes an oven-roasted lunch dish that is served with potatoes and onions. It can also be found in many breakfast dishes that are served in Naples-area cafes.

Pasta e Fagioli
This deceptively simple dish combines pasta and beans to create a hearty soup that is filling and satisfying. Some of the beans that are used to create this dish include kidney beans, navy beans and cranberry beans. Moreover, many chefs in Naples add freshly grated Parmesan cheese to add depth to the soup’s texture and flavor.

Ragu
Ragu is a meat-based tomato sauce that is simmered for a long time to create a thick texture and an intense tomato taste that is slightly acidic. It is often served on top of pasta to create a hearty dinner. Moreover, many ragus can be eaten as a stew with a fresh salad and red wine.

Delizie al Limone
These tasty desserts are a lemon lover’s dream come true. They feature fresh sponge cakes that are filled with lemon cream and covered with freshly whipped lemon cream. Many bakeries in Naples serve these desserts with coffee and fresh fruit.
As you can see, Naples is home to many tasty foods that offer travelers a fun opportunity to explore Italy’s culinary heritage. Feel free to use the information about the foods mentioned above to start your own search for other foods in Naples that make traveling in Italy worthwhile.

History of the Hotel: How the Modern Day Hotel Came to Be

For as long as we’ve had civilization, we’ve had hotels, though the earliest iterations of the hotel were a little different than they are today. In early biblical times, wandering travelers often took up lodging in the homes of local townsfolk. Though there were inns with several rooms (as evidenced in the Bible), most guest facilities were simply homes that “rented” out their stables to passersby. They might’ve provided a meal or two, but guests tended to only stay the night and continued on with their travels come morning.

Many early forms of the hotel were seen as brief respites from travel, as extended stays in locations outside of one’s hometown were rare and often only conducted for business. In early Greek civilizations, many villages offered travelers facilities with thermal baths so that they might rest their joints and muscles. Though they didn’t spend the night in these facilities, the baths offered a much needed respite from the road. In Rome, government and high-ranking officials were treated to stays in gorgeous mansions that offered baths, but also accommodations and food. Along early trade routes through the Middle East, large, stationed caravans cropped up that would provide travelers safe stays in simple tented facilities.

Around the year 1200, more permanent hotels were built. The earliest

examples of these were the l’ Auberge Cour Saint Georges in Ghent, Belgium and the Angel Inn in Lincolnshire, England. Others began to crop up at this time to serve travelers making holy pilgrimages throughout Europe and elsewhere. They were simple structures, but laid the groundwork for the model of hotel-as-business that would persist into later centuries.

The hotel industry as we know it today really got its start at the beginning of the 15th century when French law required that hotel managers keep a register. English law quickly followed suit, and more than 500 inns began to crop up in the two countries. Hotels became larger and often included a courtyard, which the bedrooms faced, as well as a kitchen and stables in the back for horses. Hotels began to advertise their services with signage, and in the 16th century, the first guidebooks began to appear detailing the “Best of’s” in regards to hotel cleanliness and cuisine.

But it was during the Industrial Revolution when the true transformation of the hotel industry began. With the invention of the steam engine, travel became more accessible and so all major cities (from New York to Copenhagen to Bombay to Tokyo) erected hotels for guests. Some of the most interesting transformations occurred in Cairo, where ancient harems were transformed into guest houses and in Venice, where dilapidated palaces were renovated into modern lodging. Around this time, the Tremont

Hotesl in Boston became the first with an “a la carte menu” and inside toilets, and the Holt House in New York City became the first hotel to offer a lift for luggage. A bevy of other innovations developed during this time (private bathrooms, larger suites, locks on doors) and offered hints at the modernization still to come in hotel design.

The first truly modern hotel was the Le Grand Hôtel Paris, which opened in Paris in 1862. The hotel was a stunning monolith, designed to highlight the success, beauty, and grandeur of France’s Second Empire. The high arches of the hotel’s exterior were inspired by the nearby Opera House and the hotel included dozens of tracks of indoor lighting, which were powered by 4,000 gas jets. By 1890, the hotel was completely lit by electricity (a major development of the time.) Other famous hotels of this period included the Sagamore Hotel on Lake George in New York, the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, the Palais de Würtemberg in Vienna, and l’Hôtel Hermitage In Monte Carlo. In the twentieth century, capital cities around the world began to mimic the grandeur stylings of Paris, Vienna, New York, and Chicago, and soon, there were high-class luxury hotels all over the globe.

In the 21st century, hotel innovation continues to grow. We’ve seen the building of ice hotels, and underwater hotels, and an expansion of high-quality affordable hotel lodgings for people from all different socio-economic backgrounds. The ease of bookings has also made for a hotel

boom of sorts, thanks in large part to technology. Online booking sites allow anyone to curate a unique and special travel experience based on taste, location, and budget. It’s never been easier to access hotels, and the options are truly endless.

This post was posted by Fiona Moriarty on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on July 27, 2015

 

BOOK TOUR SPOTLIGHT & GIVEAWAY: Twisted by Holly Hook

Twisted

 by Holly Hook 

The Deathwind Trilogy, Book One

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Sixteen-year-old Allie isn’t like other girls. Instead of spending her summer break sitting around on the beach, she takes the epic vacation of a lifetime.

Tornado chasing.

And she’s not disappointed. Just a few miles from the town of Evansburg, Nebraska, Allie meets her dream of seeing a tornado. In person. She can’t wait to tell her friends back home. Never mind that her parents are going to kill her.

But her dream soon turns into a nightmare, and a strange event leaves her shocked. Confused. When she returns home to Wisconsin, something’s…different. Allie now bears a curse so awful, it could destroy everyone and everything she’s ever known.

With her best friend, Tommy, Allie must return to the plains to find a way to reverse it. She enters a world that she had never imagined, where she becomes a pawn in a fight to save the people of Evansburg from her fate…or to destroy them.

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Holly Hook is the author of the Destroyers Series, which consists of five young adult books about teens who are walking disasters…literally. She is also the author of the Rita Morse series, a young adult fantasy series still in progress, and After These Messages, a short ya comedy. Currently she is writing Twisted, a spin-off of the Destroyers Series due out in December. When not writing, she enjoys reading books for teens, especially ya fantasy and paranormal series with a unique twist.
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5 Reasons to Take a Solo Trip to Kuala Lumpur

Taking vacations with your family or significant other can be fun. However, exploring the world by yourself can also be extremely enjoyable. If you are traveling with a group of people, you will often need to stop and spend time looking at what they want to see, even though it may not be something you are interested in. However, the world is your oyster when you are traveling alone. You can customize your trip exactly as you see fit. You can look at only the things that excite you, while skipping the attractions that do not spark your interest. Here are five reasons to take a solo trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1. The beauty of the country

Because of Malaysia’s tropical climate, it is an extremely beautiful country that has become famous around the world for the wide variety of flowers that are able to flourish there. There is an orchid park near Kuala Lumpur where many wedding ceremonies are performed because of how gorgeous the flowers look. No matter what time of year you decide to pay Malaysia a visit, the flowers will be blooming. There are also many botanical gardens for you to enjoy throughout the city that are always filled with lush vegetation. These are definitely places where you will want to snap some photos.

2. The culture

The history of Malaysia is quite interesting. Fortunately, if you like to learn about the places you visit, there are many places to do so within Kuala Lumpur. One of the places you should start is the Kuala Lumpur National Museum. This museum is filled with many interesting artifacts and photos that chronicle the history of this great city, as well as the people who helped create it.

3. The food

Like all foreign countries, Malaysia has a style of cooking that is totally unique to this region. If you are a food lover, and if you are always game to try new dishes, your visit to Kuala Lumpur will not disappoint you. The city is filled with many great restaurants where you will be able to try a wide range of cuisines, depending on your personal preferences. Immerse yourself in the local culture by trying some dishes that are from the region. Finding hotels in Kuala Lumpur can be done by using sites such as Hipmunk. The Hilton Kuala Lumpur and The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur are both examples of affordable hotels within the city.

4. The wildlife

Because of the aforementioned tropical climate, many species of exotic animals thrive in Malaysia. The city of Kuala Lumpur offers many tours of the jungle areas that are nearby. Do not be surprised if you see some monkeys freely swinging from trees. Such a site is extremely common in this area. While there are zoos where animals are kept in captivity, there are also many places to see animals roaming free in their natural habitat.

5. The weather

If you live in an area that is cold most of the time, the weather you will experience during your visit to Kuala Lumpur will be a welcome change. You should be aware that the weather can be quite humid, so be prepared to do some sweating while you are there. However, you will definitely not need to pack any thermal underwear or winter jackets.

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