Mystery Blogger Award 3

I’m back for another Mystery Blogger Award! Seriously you all are so amazing and I’m so grateful for each and everyone of you. Thank you for following and reading and commenting. Love love love you all!!!

I was nominated by Latanya @craftyscribblescom Thank you lovely! Be sure to check out her blog and give her some love!

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“The ‘Mystery Blogger Award‘ is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much love and passion” ~ Okoto Enigma.


How Does It Work:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Nominate up to 10 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

Three Things About Myself

  1. I’m 1/4 Chinese and 3/4 Filipina
  2. I used to make hand made nail polishes.
  3. Chocolate is one of my weakness.

Latanya’s Questions

Favorite Pizza Topping? I’m a meat kind of girl, so definitely pepperoni, sausage, and Canadian bacon.

If You Won a First-Class Plane Ticket, Where Would You Go? This one’s easy – Scotland. I’ve been obsessed with Scotland since finishing the Doon Series by Lorie Langdon and Carey Corp.

If You Could Have a Co-Author? There are sooo many amazing authors… how can I just pick one. I think at this moment I would pick Colleen Hoover. Hopeless is one of my favorite books and I love romance stories that has all the FEELS.

What’s Your Typical Saturday Like? Make breakfast for the fam, walk the dog, do laundry, organize my books, read a little, bookstagram, catch up on shows, walk the dog again, and spend time with my boyfriend.

For One Million Dollars, Would You Rather: Stick Your Hand in a Box of Snakes or Stick Your Hand in a Tub of Spiders? Definitely hand in a box of snakes. I’ve held a snake before and it wasn’t that bad, but spiders… NOOOO WAY!!! Even for a Billion of Dollars!

My Nominations







My Questions

Cake or Pie?

What’s the last book you read that gave you a book hangover?

If you could choose one of your favorite books to be made into a TV show or movie, which one would it be?

If you won the lottery, how will you spend your money?

Favorite book boyfriends?

Hope you enjoyed reading this post! Let me know some of your favorite book boyfriends in the comments. I’m currently in New York, but I’ll respond as soon as I can. Take care lovelies!!!

Sincerely Karen Jo

Book Blitz – Marked by Fate

Marked by Fate: A Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction Collection
Publication date: October 24th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Marked by Fate is now enhanced with Augmented Reality! Read, Watch, Listen. The new ultimate reading experience!

Step into adventure with Marked By Fate; the ultimate reading experience. Be immersed in twenty-six fantasy & science fiction worlds with state of the art Augmented Reality technology. Read, listen, and watch bonus content inside to bring the characters and story to life around you.

Enjoy the added features of this special edition, which allow you to enjoy bonus content right from your reading device. See character artwork. Listen to your story’s soundtrack. Watch book trailers and bonus videos. Experience behind the scenes like never before, thanks to Augmented Reality technology. Immersive Fantasy™; bringing fantasy worlds to life.


Embark on fantastic journeys through magical realms, dystopian lands, and faraway galaxies in this exciting collection of fantasy & science fiction novels brought to you by some of today’s hottest authors. Encounter werewolves, robots, angels, time travelers, shifters, and more in this action-packed box set that will leave you breathless.


Kristin D. Van Risseghem

Rhonda Sermon

Kelly St. Clare

Raye Wagner

Ednah Walters

Erin Hayes

Siobhan Davis

Jamie Thornton

Debra Kristi

Sarah K. L. Wilson

Hilary Thompson

Ingrid Seymour

Jeanne Bannon

Melle Amade

Lena Mae Hill

C.J. Anaya

Jackson Dean Chase

D. L. Armillei

Emily Martha Sorensen

Amalie Jahn

Dionne Lister

J.L. Weil

Alisha Klapheke

Angela Fristoe

Meg Cowley

Brandon Barr

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iBooks

99¢ for a limited time only!

Welcome to Marked By Fate:

An interactive Immersive Fantasy™reading experience!

The authors of Marked By Fate are thrilled to share this ground-breaking novel with you!

Think Harry Potter and Kindle in Motion. Moving, singing books,and all the excitement of a truly enriched reading experience.

We call it Immersive Fantasy™, because that’s what it does. It draws you into our stories and brings our worlds to life!

The titles in Marked By Fate use this revolutionary technology to bring you the best reading experience of your life.

How does Immersive Fantasy™ work?

Immersive Fantasy™ utilizes what’s known as Augmented Reality (AR). Using a smart phone/device, you can scan secret cues in the stories, and extra AR content will pop up on your device, streamed direct from the cloud (internet connection required).

See amazing, exclusive character artwork. Watch video content.Listen to the soundtrack whilst you read. Discover behind the scenes with the authors in bonus content.

Would you like to try it?

Then keep reading! You have already downloaded the Immersive Fantasy edition of Marked By Fate, and you just need to bring the magic to life.

The simple instructions overleaf will help you easily access this astonishing new world of fantasy that will delight your every sense.

Start your Immersive Fantasy™ adventure today!

Immersive Fantasy™ Instructions

Getting set up

These three steps are crucial to ensure you can access the AR content.

1.On your smart phone or tablet, download the Aurasma app from your app store.

2.Login to the app, and register your account.

3.Search for the user ‘MarkedByFate’, and click follow.

Accessing the Immersive Fantasy™ Augmented Reality content

Follow these steps carefully to access the AR content. Additional help can be found on the Aurasma help desk.

1.Read and enjoy the story, and watch for clues to the AR content. These will appear in the form of images with a symbol next to them, denoting the type of AR content. Content viewable includes images (camera icon), videos (movie clip icon), or music (music icon).

2.You will need one device/format to read on, and a smart device to access the AR content.

3.When you spot an Immersive Fantasy™ clue, open the Aurasma app on your smart device.(Navigate to the viewfinder screen if the app does not automatically do this.)

4.Centre your viewfinder on the trigger image. Make sure to include all of the trigger image in the screen. You can view the content vertically/in portrait or horizontally/in landscape.

5.The app will display the AR content in the form of an image overlay, video overlay,or music overlay, as denoted by the symbol next to the image.

6.Enjoy!You can zoom in and out and tilt your camera to fully explore each piece of content. Make sure you have your sound turned on so you can listen to the video and audio content! You will have to continue focusing on the content to keep listening to music/watching videos/viewing images.

7.It might take a little practice – don’t worry if you struggle on your first try.


What to try if it won’t work.

1.No AR content is popping up: have you registered an Aurasma account,and followed ‘MarkedByFate’? You must do this to access the content.

2.No AR content is popping up: have you made sure all of the trigger image is in your viewfinder?

3.No AR content is popping up on my kindle/e-ink device: please adjust your device screen brightness. If the screen is too bright or too dim, the image cannot be recognised by the app.

4.I can’t hear any sound: check the icon. Only video/music AR content has sound.

5.I can’t hear any sound, and it should be playing some: please ensure your volume is not muted,and turned up.

6.The content keeps disappearing: ensure you keep the viewfinder focused on the trigger image so that the AR content will remain overlaid on your screen.If you move too far away from the trigger image, the AR content will disappear.Activate it again by re-scanning the trigger image.

7.Can I access the eBook and the AR content on the same device? No. Aurasma uses your device camera, so you will have to read the book on a difference device to the device you are using Aurasma with.

8.It’s just not working – I’ve tried everything: Please refer to the Aurasma help files,and contact their help desk if you are still having issues. Whilst extensive testing has been performed to ensure maximum device compatibility, regrettably not all devices may be compatible. Best compatibility will be found on pixel based screens with good brightness levels.



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