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Photography Friday ~ My Favorite Moments of the Year

03 Jan, 2014 by in bea, fire and ice, Heather Gardner Photography, kami garcia, mundie moms, photography 4 comments

I’m bringing back my Photography Friday meme in 2014. Most of you probably know that I’m also a freelance photographer at Heather Gardner Photography. Last year two of my author photos were published in YA books *squee* with more to come in 2014.

I shoot mostly weddings, families and author photos with a Nikon D40 and D5200 and have my i phone handy at all time for instagram fun.  I also sell artsy print in two shops on etsy. Since I’m totally a visual person  and want a way to share photos with you readers every once in a while!

Mundie Moms & Fire and ICeMelanie JacobsonKami Garcia with Fire and IceBecca WilhiteTahereh Mafi BEA PartyShannen Crane Camp Ally CondieKristen ChandlerMindy Gledhill albumCity of Bones PartyCity of Bones Release Party    Balckmoore release party 024LDSBAEast coast 148


Some of my faves from 2013. Do you recognize any of the authors or bloggers?

And…a recap flipagram video of 2013 of bookish moments @fireicephotos.

Are you an instagrammer? If so, leave me your username I would love to follow!


Nobody By Jennifer Lynn Barnes Giveaway and Video

09 Aug, 2012 by in mundie moms, nobody 19 comments

Egmont USA and author Jennifer Lynn Barnes are gearing up for the cover reveal of her newest book Nobody on Mundie Moms August 16th. In order to get ready we are posting a video by the author about what is coming up next in YA and offering up a huge giveaway! Be sure to check back here on the 16th for the cover reveal.

NOBODY Summary: There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away.   That’s why they make the perfect assassins. The Institute finds these people when they’re young and takes them away for training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And threats must be eliminated. Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the Institute’s monitoring. But now they’ve ID’ed her and send seventeen-year-old Nix to remove her. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her, he can’t make the hit. It’s as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And they are—because no one else ever notices them.
Author Jennifer Lynn Barnes talks about YA:
The Giveaway: Fire and Ice is giving away Raised by Wolves series (RAISED BY WOLVES, TRIAL BY FIRE, TAKEN BY STORM) and her stand alone title EVERY OTHER DAY all signed. A galley of NOBODY will be included in the prize pack as well as some Raised by Wolves swag. To enter to win fill our the rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Doomed Cover Reveal

12 Jul, 2012 by in Cover Reveal-, mundie moms, Tracy Deebs 1 comment

Fire and Ice is thrilled to be a part of the cover reveal for DOOMED hosted by Mundie Moms. Without further ado here is the lovely new cover…
By: Tracy Deebs
Published by: Bloomsbury Walker
To Be Released on: January 8th, 2013
Beat the game. Save the world.

Pandora’s just your average teen, glued to her cell phone and laptop, surfing Facebook and e-mailing with her friends, until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child. Unable to contain her curiosity, Pandora enters the site, where she is prompted to play her favorite virtual-reality game, Zero Day. This unleashes a global computer virus that plunges the whole world into panic: suddenly, there is no Internet. No cell phones. No utilities, traffic lights, hospitals, law enforcement. Pandora teams up with handsome stepbrothers Eli and Theo to enter the virtual world of Zero Day. Simultaneously, she continues to follow the photographs from her childhood in an attemp
t to beat the game and track down her father, her one key to saving the world as we know it. Part The Matrix, part retelling of the Pandora myth, Doomed has something for gaming fans, dystopian fans, and romance fans alike.

Pre-Order on Amazon

Add it to your goodreads list or pre-order on Barnes and Noble

Arise Blog Tour, Guest Post and Giveaway

31 May, 2012 by in mundie moms, tara hudson 3 comments

Fire and Ice is thrilled to be today’s stop on the official Arise blog tour hosted by Mundie Moms. We have an exclusive guest post from the author, a key word for the tour riddle and a giveaway so keep reading!

 Hereafter #2
by Tara Hudson
Hardcover, 404 pages
 Expected publication: June 5th 2012
 by Harper Collins
Summary From Goodreads: Amelia—still caught between life and death—must fight for every moment of her relationship with the human boy Joshua. They can hardly even kiss without Amelia accidentally dematerializing. Looking for answers, they go to visit some of Joshua’s Seer relatives in New Orleans. But even in a city so famously steeped in the supernatural, Amelia ends up with more questions than answers…and becomes increasingly convinced that she and Joshua can never have a future together.Wandering through the French Quarter, Amelia meets other in-between ghosts, and begins to seriously consider joining them. And then she meets Gabrielle. Somehow, against impossible odds, Gaby has found a way to live a sort of half-life…a half-life for which Amelia would pay any price. Torn between two worlds, Amelia must choose carefully, before the evil spirits of the netherworld choose for her.



ARISE – the second book in the Hereafter Trilogy – contains a sweet, sometimes tumultuous romance between the ghost Amelia and the living boy Joshua. The two have their ups and downs (killer demons count as “downs,” right?), but ultimately they never stop loving each other.

Writing their romance, I really wanted to make the emotions between them unique. As most of you guys already know, every relationship is different, as is every type of love. But when it came to the authenticity behind their feelings, I decided to draw on one of the greatest loves I know: my own.

Believe it or not, I’m not actually very sentimental in my non-writing life. I don’t like to cry, I’m not a good hugger, and I tend to withhold my feelings from the people I love the most. So…I’m a cactus. Or Joshua’s prickly little sister Jillian. Even still, I’ve had a pretty romantic journey that – blushing – I’ll share with you today, in honor of ARISE’s release on June 5, 2012.

 I met this funny, smart, cute, sarcastic, loyal boy. And with qualities like that, how could I not marry him? Only problem: we were both eight years old. Plus…we kind of hated each other. He was too goofy, I was too prissy – you get the gist. Yet I couldn’t seem to shake the guy. His family even moved school districts when my did, so that I ended up in another city with him, during junior high.

There, the hijinks continued. I’d call him a slob, he’d steal my hairbrush and hide it in wood shop, etc. High school wasn’t much better: I’d force him to vote for me in student council elections, he’d steal one of my shoes and hide it in anatomy lab. Somehow, though, we managed to make peace with each other. Even become friends.

This tentative friendship last until we were twenty-four, when I was just coming out of a pretty awful relationship. A hideous one, actually. And there was Robert, that funny, annoying, loyal boy I’d known all my life – waiting, not with romance, but a deeper friendship. And strangely, because he kept being that wonderful boy without any hidden agenda, I fell madly in love with him. Seven years and a son later, I love him even more.

So even though Amelia and Joshua fall in love much faster than Robert and I did, they still share something with us. Amelia is a lost girl looking for a friend and Joshua is a great guy who, in offering her friendship, helps her find so much more.
Thanks so much to Tara for sharing the behind the scene story of her books!
About the Author: Born and raised in Oklahoma, Tara Hudson graduated with a degree in law, mostly because she believed all the horror stories about English majors and their careers in the food-service industry. Luckily, she soon remembered how much she loved telling ghost stories, particularly to her girlfriends who liked visiting abandoned cemeteries as much as she did. Tara currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband, son, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets.

Learn more about Tara on her blog/ Goodreads/ Twitter/ Facebook

Giveaway: Thank you to Tara and Harper Teen, the blog tour will be giving away 1 signed set of Tara’s books.

 In order to be entered to win Hereafter and Arise, you’ll need to visit each blog on the tour and collect the word each blog will be posting.

At the end of the tour you’ll be able to put the words together to unscramble the sentence Tara has picked for this scavenger hunt. Once you’ve collect the words and figured out the phrase, please be sure to come fill out the form below. The first person to guess correctly will win. If there’s any sort of tie than all the names will be put into a bowl and one name will be randomly drawn out to win.

Our word is : GOT
Visit Mundie Moms to see all the stops on the tour, fill out the giveaway form and insert your words. Good Luck! Thanks to Mundie Moms and Tara for inviting us to be on the tour.

Chile Relief and Affiliated News

13 May, 2010 by in mundie moms, shannon delany Leave a comment

Thank you so much to our affiliates Mundie Moms for featuring Chile relief efforts on their Thoughtful Thursday post today. Read about them and see an inspiring video here:

And, this week we opened up a “13 To Life” inspired collection on ETSY in collaboration with author Shannon Delany. 100% of all proceeds go families in Chile. See the new items here: and read about the inspiration fo rhte jewelry and all of Shannon’s Charity efforts here:

Today is the last day to enter to win Hope Whispers and Shadow of the Sun giveaways on our right hand sidebar. Winners will be drawn at 7PM MST tonight. Go Go!

In My Mailbox: Past Two Weeks

18 Apr, 2010 by in ARC tour, mundie moms 3 comments

Inside Out by Maria V Snyder- ARC tour book from MundieMoms-for review,
currently reading
The Dark Hills Divide by Patrick Carman
The Sea Of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
Sweep #9 Strife by Cate Tiernan, read
Sweep #8 Changeling by Cate Tiernan, read

Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus ARC tour read, reviewed
Sweep #7 The Calling by Cate Tiernan, read
The Jaguar Stones Book One Middle World- by J&BVoelkel-ARC from Egmont
Valient by Holly Black
The Pirate Primer by George Choundas
Sand and Foam by Kahlil Gibran
The Lost Files of Nancy Drew by Grosset and Dunlap

As always please email me or comment below if you are in the US or Canada and are interested in borrowing any of these books 🙂 “Shadow Hills” and “Inside Out” are part of book tours I am not personally hosting, sorry 🙁

Affiliated Contest from Mundie Moms

06 Mar, 2010 by in giveaway, mundie moms Leave a comment

One of our Affiliates, Mundie Moms is currently giving away some Mortal Instruments Inspired jewelry from Heather’s Etsy shop as part of their Freebie Friday!

This week’s Freebie Friday is sponsored by our wonderful friend and affiliate, Heather with Fire & Ice.

Today we have two wonderful MI necklaces that we’re giving away (books NOT included).

To Enter, make sure you’re a blog follower and leave us a comment with your email address. For extra entries-
+3 for being a forum member
+2 if you follow Fire & Ice on blogger
+2 for checking out Heather’s Etsy shop and leaving a comment with your favorite item from her shop

This contest will run until next Friday, March 12 at midnight CST. At that time, 2 winners will be selected and their names will be posted on our blog the following day.

Enter on their site…

To find more amazing jewelry of Heather’s, please visit her shop here:

40% of all sales go to Chilean earthquake relief efforts.

Affiliated Contest from Mundie Moms

22 Feb, 2010 by in giveaway, mundie moms Leave a comment

Our affiliates, Mundie Moms are giving away one of our Cassandra Clare Inspired necklaces as part of their birthday bash! Here is what they have to say :

“We want to add to the awesomeness of this Monday. We thought we’d have a Mundane Monday give away to go with the yummy cupcakes that our friend Myra treated us with *see post and picture below*.

We’re giving away a MI necklace, from our friend Heather (with Fire & Ice), along with a signed book mark from Anastasia Hopcus ( CoG book NOT included).

All you have to do is leave us a comment with your favorite line or quote from the MI series and be a forum member or blog follower to win. Please be sure to leave us a valid email address so we contact you. This give away will run until Friday Feb. 26th, midnight CST. The winner will be announced on Saturday on our blog, and will be drawn using

We just might use your quote submission for our Mundane Mondays. 🙂 GO HERE to enter: