Monday, June 18, 2012

First Visions By Heather Topham Wood Book Tour

When Kate got sick and ended up in a coma she had visions of a boy who got kidnapped by his dad. As soon as she got out of her coma she told the nurse everything about her visions. When the police located the boy. Everyone thought that Kate was either involved or making stuff up. Kate has been trying to keep herself out of the news by denying ever being psychic. But when detective Corbett shows up at her front door asking for help on a case to find his girlfriends sister, Kate just can't say no. 

My Thoughts.

 This was an incredible book. I liked the descriptions and details the author gave, especially when it came to the visions that Kate saw its like you could imagine everything as if you were the one seeing them. The storyline was amazing. Kate was a great character you could tell that she was dedicated to find these missing people. And she never once asked for money or took advantage of anyone, and that made me appreciate her even more. I really enjoyed reading about her she was brave enough to keep on helping anyone who came to her for help even though she knew how dangerous it is getting involved in these cases, I admire her. I think Jared Is my favorite male character of all time. He just got to me he was such a gentleman. You could tell by the way he tried to handle everything. He didn't want to hurt Kate or Nikki in anyway, and that was hard knowing how he felt about them both. It was an amazing mystery/romance/crime/thriller. I give it 5/5 stars! You are gonna love it. 

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

Guest Post 

Getting in the Mood to Create: My Writing Inspirations

The topic of writing inspiration is really interesting for me to think about. I find inspiration in so many things, it almost seems impossible to narrow it down to a select few. The funny thing is the things that help me create my stories have a huge divide. I can just as easily find inspiration in a marathon of Supernatural on the CW as equally as a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Old Writings
Were you as angsty as I was during your teen years? Besides being dirt poor, I was socially awkward with a penchant for playing the trombone. To say the least, my dance card was far from full. Instead of a social life, I filled notebook after notebook of dreadfully melodramatic stories of characters with the lives I coveted. They were beautiful, rich and had amazing love lives. After my beloved grandmother passed away last year, I retrieved my writings from her home. Although most of the work was crap, I did find a few storylines worth developing. A book of my favorite poems as a teen was also in the collection and helped me tap back into that creativity of my youth.

Getting Away From It All
I LOVE my husband and sons with all of my heart. However, temper tantrums and diaper duty doesn’t lend well to creative inspiration. Going for a solo drive or having a chance to people watch can really give me a chance to work on current stories or find new characters or plot points to fit into future writings. Taking the boys for walks can really help with my inspiration as well. As they play, I can let my mind wander.

Books/TV Shows/Movies
I’m big on escapist shows, movies and books. Even the reality TV shows I watch are not really steeped in reality (The Bachelorette? You get to live in a mansion and travel the world while 20 gorgeous guys vie for your hand in marriage. I would guess not too many people have this kind of life). Watching these crazy scenarios play out on screen or on the page helps me get my mind in the place it needs to be to write about paranormal things. Although I definitely watch and read a lot of paranormal stuff, I try to vary genres and also enjoy romantic comedies, thrillers and real-life mysteries.

Music and art are definitely major inspirations as well and I love to spend the day writing after a trip to the museum or attending a concert. Although I could probably write a novel on the topic, these are the most significant. It’s exceedingly important to identify the things that inspire you since this can be such a huge help in overcoming writer’s block.

Heather Wood

Author Bio
Heather Topham Wood graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a
bachelor’s degree in English. Working full-time as a freelance writer for publications such as
USA Today,, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine, she writes fiction
novels in her spare time. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons.
First Visions is the first novel in the Second Sight Series.
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  1. Thanks Ana for featuring my book on your blog!

    1. Your welcome, thanks for giving me the opportunity to review it :)!

  2. Would love to read this!


  3. This sounds like a very good read. Thanks

  4. I'm hoping to win an e-copy of this--otherwise I may have to buy it!! I really do want to read it!

    1. Best of luck! It was seriously an awesome book I loved it!