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
Can I just say how happy I am that the optimists seem to be making a comeback? Don’t get me wrong, I love a good anti-heroine/hero. Over the past decade or so, it seems like there’s been a resurgence of protagonists with—gasp—flaws. But with all the gritty reboots and bleak dystopias, there are still characters … Continue reading I Gotta Have Faith – My Top Ten Favorite Optimists
Author: Tracie Banister Genre: Contemporary Romance Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC Rating: 4 stars Forensic accountant, Sloane, and kooky pet psychic, Willa, may have the same face, but that’s the only thing these identical twins have in common. Although she’s been looking for “The One” for what feels like forever, optimistic Willa refuses to … Continue reading Review: Twin Piques