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Friday, July 5, 2013

I owe you all an apology, because I ordinarily do not screw up this badly. Obviously, I have been known to screw up before, but normally it doesn't affect other people this much. Anyway, as you all know, I haven't been blogging recently because I don't have my laptop (yet) and it is currently way way way too hard to get the computer access I need to be blogging regularly, though of course I do plan to resume sometime this month. In any case, today's post completely slipped my mind, and all I can do is apologize.

Anyway, the review that was supposed to be posted today is written but I have not had any time to proofread, and in the interests of getting this post up as soon as possible I have decided not to post the review–though I will add it to this post tomorrow, I promise. (I will literally be finishing it up tonight and I can absolutely guarantee it will be online early tomorrow.) I once posted a review in a rush without proofreading and we will just leave it at the fact that it has ensured I will never do it again. However, in the meantime, I can guarantee that this book is awesome. I swear, it really is. I adore this series.

Endure (The Protector, #4)
M. R. Merrick
Publisher: M. R. Merrick
Release Date: June 5, 2013
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Wrapped in darkness and woven with defeat, every action Chase has taken since being exiled from the Circle has been met with a devastating response. Now he's been burdened with a quest that seems impossible, and he needs to evolve into something more, something greater than he ever thought he could be.
Armed with magic, friendship, and an unbreakable will, Chase must build an army and find a weapon capable of defeating the ultimate evil. But he knows that nothing great comes without sacrifice. Blessed by the very gods who have abandoned him and carrying the fate of all the worlds on his shoulders, Chase Williams is about find out just how much one man can endure.

M.R. Merrick is a Canadian writer, and author of Exiled, the first installment in The Protector Series. Having never traveled, he adventures to far off lands through his imagination and in between cups of coffee. As a music lover and proud breakfast enthusiast, he's usually found at the computer, between a pair of headphones and in front of a large bowl of cereal.

Today’s letter for the scavenger hunt is…

Collect all 15 letters as you visit all the stops of the Endure tour. Unscramble the letters to make a 2 word phrase that will get you entered to WIN a $50 AMAZON gift card!

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Again, I am so, so sorry, and I won't make any more excuses. I completely messed up here and I hope you guys can forgive me! The review, again, will be up tomorrow. Also, you can check out the rest of the tour here!

Lovelovelove (a very, very apologetic),


  1. I would like to be an air elemental. Just because I've read Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep and Jojo the air elemental there is awesome!

  2. I would be fire because I believe it to be the most powerful. Plus I'm Sagittarius.

    ~Veronica Vasquez~

  3. Air. I'd love to be able to fly among other things.

  4. Fire, so I can always be warm in this stupid, rainy city!

    1. And, I feel this way again today. I wonder why this is a daily entry?

    2. I've changed my mind today -- I'd like to be earth, so I can stop water!

    3. Back to fire, so I can be more powerful.

    4. Very calm today, as well, so water still.

    5. Switching it up.. Relaxed today, and light, so I will be air.

  5. good to know this new release!! I would love to read. Should be a good one!

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  6. Ahh sorry about all of your laptop issues it always sucks when you can't get anywhere near a computer to blog! D: But life does happen so definitely take your time we'll still be here for you when you come back <333

    Fantastic post, too, I love and hate scavenger hunts so much, but mostly love, because my lazy complex outweighs the sheer enjoyment that comes with a scavenger hunt!


    If you want to come enter my blog giveaway, the prize is Amazon gift cards, pretty easy to buy some new books!


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