Her Pretty Face Author: Robyn Harding Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Expected Release Date: July 10, 2018 Thank you to NetGalley for providing a free electronic ARC in exchange for an honest review. Frances Metcalfe is struggling to stay afloat. Overweight, insecure, and lonely, she is desperate to fit into the elite … Continue reading Review – Her Pretty Face
In A Jam Author: Cindy Dorminy Publisher: Red Adept Publishing 4 Stars In A Jam by Cindy Dorminy is a heartwarming novel with plenty of small-town charm and sweet romance. Andie Carson is a fixture of the Boston bar scene, as well as a frequent resident of the drunk tank. When her grandmother passes away, she … Continue reading Review – In A Jam
With Valentine’s Day coming up, I’ve come to the realization that I’m not very a good a romantic comedy writer. I mean, I thought I was. (Or I'm trying to be, at least. Points for effort?) Two people meet. They clash at first, but wacky circumstances! A little kissing happens (but no sex; my mother-in-law, … Continue reading Isn’t It Romantic? (No, Not Really.)
A year in review... Stayed awake until midnight on New Year’s Eve; Slept in until noon on New Year’s Day; Changed diet/exercise routine; Lost 30lbs! Gained back 5lbs; Cupcake intake remained unchanged; Resolved to purchase one indie book a month and post a review; Bought way more than that; Wrote reviews for each one 🙂 … Continue reading 2017 – My Year in Bullet Points
When I was fifteen, I signed up for karate lessons. I was a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, and there was nothing I wanted more than to be able to kick butt like her. I never missed a single class. My parents even bought me a 75lbs punching bag to practice my strikes and … Continue reading Mama Said Psych You Out
I’m a huge fan of Twitter hashtag games, especially #authorconfession (created by the talented @_JM_Sullivan). This past week, there was an interesting prompt: advice for fellow writer on how to deal with rejection. (Sidebar: if you’re a writer looking to connect more with the online community, I cannot encourage you enough to try hashtag games. They’re … Continue reading Well… That was Disappointing.
Rose by Another Name Author: Melanie Thurlow Publisher: Inkling Publishing, LLC 4 Stars Her worth decided over a game of cards, Lady Rosalyn Hayes has accepted her future. She will marry a duke she doesn’t know to protect her sisters’ reputations. Lord Robert Phillip Clarence, Duke of Brighton, lives a life of debauchery far from his … Continue reading Review – Rose by Another Name
When I was younger, I decided I wanted to be funny. It wasn’t my first choice. I wanted to be beautiful. (Not the most enlightened goal, but cut me some slack; I was only five and obsessed with Disney princesses.) Unfortunately, it turned out I wasn’t a natural beauty. I had mousy brown that would … Continue reading Have You Heard the One About the Chubby Girl?
The Way Home Author: Stefanie Simpson Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC 3.5 Stars Em Riley was queen of the night life once, but after caring for her dying father, her grief makes her take stock. She wants to move on and put the past behind her, but when 'Mr. Tall Dark and Scowls' moves … Continue reading Review: The Way Home
(Fair warning: Holly has a mouth as considerate as her personality, so foul language ahead.) A Quick Synopsis: Holly Papadopoulos has been blessed with good fortune. Her father’s inheritance gave her financial freedom. She married her college sweetheart, David. And she's the youngest marketing executive for Toronto’s top frozen yogurt restaurant chain where she works … Continue reading Sneak Peek: Have a Little Fate