Friday, June 23, 2017

Review of "The Discharge" by Gary Reilly!

Hiya peeps! I'm excited to share an awesome book with you guys today. Written by the late Gary Reilly, it chronicles the life of a soldier in the Army, and is highly autobiographical - how cool is that!?

I was able to do a review, and also have that posted below. Check it out, and if you like what you see, be sure to add the book to your tbr list!

The Discharge

~Released: June 23rd, 2017

~ Publisher: Running Meter Press

~Genres: Historical, Military

The Discharge is the third novel in Gary Reilly’s trilogy chronicling the life and times of Private Palmer as he returns from the U.S. Army to civilian life after a tour of duty in Vietnam. It is a largely autobiographical series based on his own two years of service, 1969-1971, which included a year in Southeast Asia.

In the first book, The Enlisted Men’s Club, Palmer is stationed as an MP trainee at the Presidio in San Francisco, awaiting deployment orders. Palmer is wracked with doubt and anxiety. A tortured relationship with a young lady off base and cheap beer at the EM club offer escape and temporary relief.

The Detachment is the second in the series. This novel covers Palmer’s twelve months in Vietnam as a Military Policeman. In the beginning, he endures through drink and drugs and prostitutes but comes to a turning point when he faces his challenges fully sober.

Now, in The Discharge, Palmer is back in the United States. But he’s adrift. Palmer tries to reconnect with a changed world. From San Francisco to Hollywood to Denver and, finally, behind the wheel of a taxi, Palmer seeks to find his place.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review for "The Bad Boy's Girl" by Blair Holden!

Hiya peeps! I've got a review to share today, for a book I agreed to read and review for a promotional tour early last month. I ended up not being able to give it a good rating, and swapped my review for promotional content instead, because the tour is meant to help the book, not harm it.

I don't intend to harm it here either, simply share my review now that it's been more than six weeks since the tour ended.

This is my "official & professional" PluggedIn review, sans spoilers. If you like spoilers and want more of a book discussion/book club setting review, I have one! This book definitely inspired some passionate feelings and opinions, and you can check those out here if you wish.

Without further ado, here we go.

The Bad Boy's Girl

 The Bad Boy's Girl
~Released: February 21st 2017

~Length: 395 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Romance

~Parent's Guide: PG-17

Tessa O’Connell is a girl as ordinary as they come-or so she thinks. Her aim for senior year is to keep her head down yet somehow manage to convince her childhood love Jay Stone to love her back. What she isn’t prepared for is for Jay’s brother, Cole to return to town and change the life she’s always been seemingly content to live. Tall, gorgeous as all hell and a bad boy with ocean blue eyes and the perfect edge of adorability, he was her greatest tormentor, her number one enemy.But the guy that’s come back is like no one Tessa’s ever come across. He challenges her, he tests her limits, he forces her to bring out the girl she’s long ago buried under a veil of mediocrity and most of all he compels her to consider that perhaps the boy that infuriates her to the point of no return might just her guardian angel. This new edition contains never before seen, exclusive content!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New Release by Kailee Reese Samuels!


Hiya peeps! I have a new romance release to share with you today! I've included an excerpt for you to check out, as well as a giveaway at the end of the post! Let me know what you think, in the comments below!


The SOS #3

~Released: May 30th 2017

~Genres: Adult Fiction, Romance

Six days.
No one thought I could last
Here in the cell—I now call home
They didn’t know I grew up in the prison of my crime family’s dream.

Six weeks.

No one thought I could withstand
The loss, the drugs, the torture
They didn’t know how much I would enjoy their game.

Six months.

No one thought I could survive
Their puppet and prey—but I like to play—Hard.
And I don’t lose.

They picked the wrong guy. Their so-called ‘grunt’ would fight to get home and take revenge. I vowed to come back—for her—for Kaci. But everything changed.

My maniacal mind wrapped with a pretty mug, I am an unforgiving opponent, tough—tougher than they ever imagined.

And I will never – ever – break.

Trailer Reveal for "The Prophetess" by Desy Smith!

Hiya guys! I'm sharing a trailer reveal for a new fantasy romance coming this Autumn! The cover reveal is currently set for August 2nd, but the trailer looks epic! Check it out, and be sure to let me know what you think of it in the comments below!

The Prophetess

 The Prophetess
~Publisher: Floebe Publishing

~Genres: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance

High up in the heavens, righteousness faces off against the greatest dissenter of all time, and in the crossfire, an angel loses his wings…

Fallen from Heaven and forced to live amongst the humans in exile, angel Ezekiel bares the tragic fate of a disgraced angel. Having overheard the rebellious Lucifer’s plans to rise up against the sanctuary of Heaven, Ezekiel remains silent, and for his inaction, he is cast from the pearly gates and onto the unforgiving lands of the mortals. Two thousand years pass with a cold and hollow wind at his back, and for a moment, Ezekiel resigns to his fate.

However, in the year 2016, the winds of fate begin to change, and redemption comes in the form of his brother, Gabriel, who bares great news. Ezekiel is given a chance to return to Heaven, but only once he has taken down Molach, an evil demon on the rise. If Ezekiel can stop Molach from helping Lucifer return, he will be welcomed back into Heaven. However, there is more than just a demon in his path, Ezekiel must uncover what else fate has in store for him, including a lovely solitary Prophetess named Isabelle and the endless possibility for joy and whimsy she offers. Can Ezekiel rise once more to the great destiny that awaits him? Or has he been amongst the fickle mortals for far too long?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Audiobook Review for "Wired" by Leslie North!

 Book Tour

Hiya peeps! I have an audiobook post for you today, with a Dream Cast I put together, and my review! There is also a giveaway at the end of the post, so be sure to read the full post for details!


The Solomon Brothers, Book 1

~Released: April 19, 2017

~Narrator: Rebecca Roberts

~Length: 3 hours 36 minutes

~Publisher: Relay Publishing

~Parent's Guide: R

~Genres: Adult Fiction, Romance

Star quarterback Marcus Kingston lives and breathes football. He’s trusted his abilities and instincts to get him this far, but an injury last season nearly ended his career. When his coaches want him to wear biofeedback technology to analyze his game, Marcus thinks the idea is ridiculous. Plus, the mousy scientist behind the project knows nothing about sports, and she quickly gets under his skin. But with another QB waiting on the sidelines, Marcus can either agree to participate, or be benched—permanently.

Scientist Clare Wynifred values intellect above most things. With her brain constantly working, she has little interest in her appearance and zero interest in sports. She never imagined her wearable tech being used to improve someone’s game, but its success with the team could get her a military contract. Clare may be too late to save her brother, but her technology could save the lives of countless soldiers. She just has to make it work with the stubborn quarterback, and she’ll be one step closer to her goal.

Marcus and Clare butt heads at first, but their mutual attraction quickly grows. And yet, with everything to lose, it’s easy to ignore that together they might be able to go the distance.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

New YA Paranormal Romance by Cortney Pearson!

 Book Blitz!

Hiya peeps! I'm excited to share this book with you today, partially cuz it sounds awesome, and partially because the cover is epic! Isn't it gorgeous! Comment below and tell me what you think of it?

Be sure to also enter the giveaway at the end of the post!


The Forbidden Doors, #2

~Released: June 12th, 2017

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Some boys are better left unkissed. Some books shouldn’t be read. And some doors should remain closed.

The bookstore where I work harkens back to another time—one of flapper dresses and cloche hats, of walking canes and tailored suits, and of boys with impeccable manners and ice-blue eyes. Boys like my coworker, Nikolay.

But the store also holds secrets—a formidable door missing its knob, a mystery bound in magic books, and the haunted look in Nikolay’s eyes. And there are crows that follow me home. Crows only I can see.

I can’t tell whether the crows are a threat or a warning. But one thing is certain, I’m in too deep to walk away. There is something behind that door in the bookstore. And it’s the key to getting the crows to stop, before they turn into something far more sinister.

Intrinsic is a mystical venture through ink and time, deliciously eerie, with enough angst, enigmas, and romantic charge to make your nails bite into your palms. Don't miss this captivating, standalone companion to Cortney Pearson's Phobic.

Friday, June 16, 2017

*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*Promo Sale*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*

Hiya peeps! I'm sharing a promo sale for a book I think a lot of you would enjoy. Check it out, and let me know what you think of it!

Souls Discovered

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~Author: Miranda Brock

~Genre: Teen & Young Adult

~Price: Now only $.99 or FREE on Kindle Unlimited

Spin away with young Autumn as she finds a seemingly innocuous gold necklace on her family’s farm and inadvertently uncovers her destiny as “The Keeper.” Autumn’s discovery of the necklace activates “The Window” and alerts both good and evil forces to her whereabouts. Autumn is pulled from everything she knows and tossed into a life of unknowns. Enigmatic enemies called Dehmons hunt her at every turn and if captured the very world she lives in will fall into destruction. With the help of seven Searchers Autumn must learn to use the power she has been given before it is too late.

Will she choose to follow the dangerous destiny thrust upon her?

Will she be able to withstand the temptation of a relationship that could jeapordize everything?

Most importantly, will Autumn be able to find the strength within herself to fight the dead-eyed evil Dehmon souls?

Friday, June 9, 2017

Sci-Fi Dystopian Fantasy & Guest Post!

Hiya guys! I've got a sci-fi dystopian-ish novel to share with you today. The author was kind enough to write a guest post for me to share, so check it out, and see what you think of this adventure!

Silence the Bird, Silence the Keeper

 Silence the Bird, Silence the Keeper
~Released: August 20th, 2015

~Length: 194 Pages

~Genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Dystopian

In Christopher David Rosales’ first novel, 'Silence the Bird, Silence the Keeper', he creates a completely unique vision that seamlessly blends tropes of magical realism and dystopian fiction in a portrait of power in America that we’ve never seen before. Imagine it as the communal love child of Marquez, Bolaño, and Orwell, a child who inhabits an America that resembles Pinochet’s Chile, and yet feels uncannily (and frighteningly) familiar to present day Los Angeles. A world in which street assassin Tre, a young and much beloved brother and son, finds himself caught in a city where all its citizens, even its most dangerous, are potential targets in the on-going power struggle between an authoritarian military regime and a not-so-community friendly guerrilla force. As Percival Everett says, “This novel treats revolution, love, betrayal and magic with equal adeptness and intelligence. In a world that is at once ours and foreign Rosales makes characters that will be remembered when the novel is done.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

"When Smoke Rains Down" by Cecelia Earl!

 Book Blitz!

Hiya guys! Hope your week is fantastic so far! I've got an epic-sounding series to share with you today, featuring the second book in the series. The whole story sounds awesome though, and with the third book coming out so soon, it's definitely a series to start on this Summer!

Check out an excerpt from the author's favorite chapter below, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!

When Smoke Rains Down

Kingdom Come #2

 When Smoke Rains Down
~Released: May 31st 2017

~Length: 282 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

In the aftermath of an explosion and Homecoming battle, Julia tries to form some semblance of a routine: work, study, visit her brother. Unable to confide in anyone about her double life of being both human and angel, and fearful she'll bring death and destruction to those she loves, she pulls away from her family and best friend.

When demons once again start to show up at every turn, seemingly bringing about her brother's deepening depression, she demands her sword from Nicholas. Ever the stern Guardian Angel, he forbids her from using it. Isolated, she takes protecting her brother into her own hands.

Thrust into a dark world of conspiring demons, Julia is in more danger than she ever imagined possible. To stop evil from spreading and overtaking those she loves, she’ll have to seek out the one person she mistrusts most.

Enter a complex world where humans, demons, and angels collide, all battling to rule the Earth. For readers who enjoy young adult paranormal romance and dark fantasy. Fans of City of Bones, Hush Hush, Unearthly, Halo, and Hidden Wings will be captivated by this unique take on angels and demons.

When Smoke Rains Down is Book Two in the Kingdom Come series. Book Three, the final installment, will be out Summer/Fall 2017. 

“An AMAZING sequel that leaves me DYING for the next one!” ~ early reader of When Smoke Rains Down

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

"Shag Lake" by Susan McEachern!

 Shag Lake

Hiya guys! I have an epic looking book to share with you today. Any fan of Supernatural, The X-Files, or sci-fi mysteries in general, will most likely love this story.

Check out the excerpt of Chapter six below, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!

 Shag Lake
~Published: July 11th 2017

~Genres: Action, Adventure, New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction

Geri McKenna hasn’t seen her brother’s best friend, Sean Eastman, since he graduated high school. Sean left their little town of Pembroke just hours after she nailed him with a kiss behind the shed, never to be seen or heard from again. No calls, no texts, no social media to stalk online.

Eight years after the awkward incident behind the shed, Geri and Sean meet again. She’s now an ambitious journalist working in a dead end job, and he’s a successful structural engineer working on a classified government project. For different reasons, they’re both interested in a woman who has gone missing midst allegations of a Sasquatch encounter in the vincinity of Shag Lake. Geri is determined to get the scoop on the hottest story to hit the Internet, while Sean is determined to stop her. 

Dodging other-worldly creatures and a corrupt shadow government, Geri and Sean struggle to find neutral ground in this debut new adult adventure by author Susan McEachern (who also writes young adult as award-winning author S.M. McEachern). 

(Free short story)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Changing Tides Publishing Company's Official Launch!

 Changing Tides Publishing Co

Crimson Tree Publishing Launches New Romance Imprint!

Changing Tides Publishing is a new imprint of Crimson Tree Publishing focusing on publishing category romance!

Changing Tides is also building a Blogger and Reviewer team. Signing up will grant you access to the best in romance books before they ever hit the shelves, as well as access to exclusive reviewer content, giveaways, and more. To join the team, you can sign up here:

Check out their site for more info!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sweet Australian Romance
"Dear Banjo" by Sasha Wasley!

 Dear Banjo

Hiya peeps! I've got a wonderful sweet romance to share with you today. It's set in Australia *swoon* and written by a new author-to-watch from Australia, Sasha Wasley! 

I think a lot of you will enjoy this one, so check out the excerpt below, and be sure to enter both giveaways at the end of the post!

Dear Banjo

 Dear Banjo
~Published: May 29th 2017

~Publisher: Penguin Random House

~Length: 384 Pages

~Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

They were best friends who were never meant to fall in love – but for one of them, it was already way too late.

Willow ‘Banjo’ Paterson and Tom Forrest were raised on neighbouring cattle stations in the heart of the Kimberley. As young adults, sharing the same life dreams, something came between them that Willow cannot forget. Now ten years have passed since she’s even spoken to Tom.

When her father falls ill, Willow is called home to take over the running of the family property, Paterson Downs. Her vision for a sustainable, organic cattle station is proving hard to achieve. She needs Tom’s help, but is it too late, and all too complicated, to make amends?

Tom’s heartfelt, decade-old letters remain unopened and unmentioned between them, and Willow must find the courage to finally read them. Their tattered pages reveal a love story like no other – and one you’ll never forget.

Dear Banjo is a wildly romantic and utterly captivating story about first love and second chances from an exciting new Australian author.

Friday, May 26, 2017

"See You Later Broadway" by Melissa Baldwin!

Hiya peeps! I'm sharing a new book with you guys today. It's a sequel to See You Soon Broadway, which I remember looked really good! This one sounds just as good, so be sure to check out the excerpt and see what you think!

Also, be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post, and enter for your chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash!!

See You Later Broadway

(Broadway Series, Book 2)

 See You Later Broadway
~Released: April 5th, 2017

~Length: 337 Pages

~Genres: Women's Fiction, Chick-Lit, Romance, Contemporary

It’s finally here . . . the much-anticipated sequel to See You Soon Broadway! Maris is back!

Decisions, decisions, decisions . . .

Maris Forrester’s exciting new life is not everything she was hoping it would be. Although she’s happy in her new career, she’s plagued with the feeling that something is still missing. Imagine her surprise when an old friend presents her with an unbelievable opportunity that could change everything. This new career sounds almost too good to be true, including the upcoming trip to London. She quickly learns that even the most perfect scenarios have their drawbacks, and when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is . . .

In addition to making a life-changing career choice, Maris realizes she has other decisions to make—whom to love and where to find happiness. What if neither is what she thought they should be?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

New Steampunk Adventure! Giveaway & Review of "Time Weaver" by Jacinta Maree!

 Book Tour

Hiya peeps! I'm super excited to share this book with you today, I'm just about hopping on my toes! I love steampunk stories, and this one is just fabulous!

Check out my review below, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end for a chance to win one of the prizes!

Time Weaver: Heart of CogsTime Collector #1

 Time Weaver: Heart of Cogs
~Published: February, 21st 2017

~Publisher: Ragnarok Publications

~Genres: Steampunk, Supernatural, Young Adult

I have a clock for a heart…and the man who put it there tried to take it out.

Time Collectors are modern day genies capable of exchanging wishes for time. Elizabeth Wicker lives within a steampunk world riddled with the supernatural. Among the stories of witches, Bacts, and other monsters, Time Collectors remain as the greatest hushed secret among the noble families. They are temptation’s greatest tools. A contract with a Time Collector is a guaranteed death sentence, and for some the price isn’t worth the prize. But when Elizabeth is struck down by a fatal heart attack, she finds herself trapped beneath a Time Collector’s blade. With no time left to offer, she makes a desperate sacrifice for a second chance at life. If there’s only one truth, it is a Time Collector will always come back to collect.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I'm A Homeowner!!

Hiya guys!! I've got an exciting update to share with you today!

Honestly, it's been a rough couple of months. I've been stressed and unable to focus on writing much at all, which sucks! It's been for a good reason though, and now that it's over, it was worth it.

Okay, background:

We submitted an offer on a house in the beginning of February, right? Everything looked good, closing date was mid March. That's what I planned on. That was the goal. Should have been a simple, easy purchase. First time VA home buyer loan, good credit, close to no debt. Only way it could have been more simple, was if we bought the house with cash. In a military town, our loan type is seen all over the place, and is super quick. We were stoked!

Of course, our life is never that easy.

Everything that could have been messed up with our loan process and purchase process, was messed up. I could list a ton of things that happened, but really, I don't want to go over it all again, because it'll just ruin my whole day to think of it all.

To keep it simple, the biggest wrench in the whole process, was the fact the wrong loan was submitted, due to incompetence from our loan officer.

Every single meeting & phone call must have gone in one ear and out the other, because all we talked to her about, was the loan we needed. She put in a completely different loan that didn't apply to any of our qualifications, and then was surprised when we didn't get approved! No shit, Sherlock! Seriously, how do you even do that?

We ended up calling her boss, because she took three vacations in six weeks, leaving us and three other loans completely hanging. It escalated to the president of the company, who was beyond pissed. I'll be surprised if she keeps her job, tbh. The mistakes she made weren't simply unethical and unprofessional, several were completely illegal.

By the grace of God, the sellers worked with us, and extended more times than they should have had to. We are so grateful to them for being patient and so willing to work with our crazy loan lady basically dropping her job to run off only God knows where, and screw a bunch of people over.

Bottom line, Karma is gonna bite that woman hard. I just wish I had some popcorn.

God blessed it though, and somehow, we finally managed to close on our house!!!

We are now, officially homeowners! Whoot!

It took more than twice as long as it was supposed to, but we are finally done! We closed about a week ago, and have been breaking our backs trying to get everything moved. The landlord at our rental house has been patiently waiting for us to move out, as we had given him our notice in March (before we realized we had to start the entire loan process over to get the correct loan). He's been waiting to get people in to make it sell-ready though, so there's been a lot of pressure to get this all wrapped up quickly.

We are moving the last bit of stuff (hopefully) tonight, and should be done!

I'm exhausted and have more injuries than I can count, but at the end of the day, I'm in an amazing house that we fought hard to get. It's an amazing place to be, has amazing views, and will be wonderful for writing and growing our various businesses & projects. God has blessed us far more than we deserve, and it's simply wonderful to be here.

God is amazing, and He definitely pulled us through one of the most stressful times in our adult lives so far. Can't wait to be finished moving in, and collapse for a week.

My writing should pick back up soon, once I get my office area set up. I'm still hoping to get the book I'm writing published this Summer, and have another manuscript I'm itching to get started on! Whoot!

It's been a long three months so far, and anyone who's bought a house knows the stress of the first time home purchase process. It's crazy, there are more hoops to jump through than I could have imagined, but it worked out. I have a house. It's mine.

I'm home.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

Hiya everybody!  I hope you had a fantastic week, and have a fun weekend planned.

So, I was nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award in Oct of to say, it fell off my radar!! As I was going through my drafts to post something fun this week, I saw this one, and literally face-palmed myself. I can't believe I forgot to actually post it!

See, I had the whole post made. Ready to go. All set!! I just didn't hit the schedule button. Seriously, I have been so out of it the past year. Becoming an author has taken over my liiiiife!

I'm getting back to blogging now though, and am finally posting this!

To be honest, I hadn't heard of this one until I was nominated, but looking into it, the award is pretty awesome.

I'm honored and excited to be nominated, and want to give a big shout out and hug to +Tanya @ A Book Paradise - thanks sweets, I appreciate it! =D  ♥♥

If you'd like to find out more about her, or check out her awesome blog, visit her award post here.

 Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Let's run through the rules first:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Nominate ten blogs.

My Questions from Tanya

1) Who is your favourite artist at the moment and why?

I'm guessing this means music, or at least that's what I'm going to go with, lol.  At the moment, one of my favourite music artists is probably Twenty One Pilots, although tbh, my artist faves change weekly, if not daily. I love them right now though, because the beats in their music keeps me going, keeps me pumped, and always seems to pluck me from my bad moods, and puts a skip in my step.

2) What is your favourite season and can you pick a book to match?

Oh gosh, that's a hard one. It's usually a tie between Winter and Fall. I think though, I prefer Winter most of the time. A great read to match the Winter season, aside from the obvious classics, is the Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer. Every time it starts getting cold, I am hit with a deep craving to re-read that story.

3) Who or what inspired you to start a blog?

Uuum, to be honest, I don't really remember. I started my first blog in Middle School, I think as a way to get my poetry and writing out in the world somewhere. I wasn't necessarily inspired by anyone, I just stumbled across blogging in my amateur research of how to quickly and easily publish poetry and short stories. I've been blogging ever since, in a ton of different areas.

4) What would be your dream job and why?

My dream job is definitely working in a myriad of freelance and from-home services, fulfilling the many areas of passion I have. Which, luckily for me, is what I do.  
It gives me the ability to enjoy several areas of interest, without getting burned out or bored with one thing.  If I had a job where I did the same thing every day, even if it's in different ways, I'd go nuts, and probably end up fleeing to the mountains to be one of those tree-hut people, who uses a pine cone as a toothbrush. :P

5) Name a bookish cliché that you hate seeing in books.

There are quite a few to choose from, aren't there? Hmm. I suppose a trope I'm most tired of seeing in books, is the extremity of genders.  

As in, either the guy is a total jerk you want to smack (but the female character usually falls for him, despite herself), or he's a total looser (who the female character still falls for).  
In the same way, the female characters are usually always either super fem-bots who tout their "I don't need a man" banner like it's going to save the world.  Otherwise, they're these recluse frail creatures, who have absolutely no backbone, and constantly need everyone else to save them. Blech.

Where are all the normal people?? Oh, right...they're the side characters you end up wishing would have been the main character, cuz they're more realistic.  

I love when a book just has a normal guy, or a normal girl. They aren't traumatically broken, or taking on the world with a ton of tude. They deal with life and the issues presented the same way we would - normally. Not necessarily in a non-fantasy/paranormal sense of normal, just not some extreme "that would never happen" or "no one actually acts like that" kinda way. Relatable is much better to read than "yeah, ok..."

6) Pick three qualities that you like about your personality.

OK, pushing past the insecurity of having to be a little vain to answer this question xP
Here we go!

1.  I like the fact I don't hold on to negatives. I'm deeply effected by negative things, but I don't hold on to them. I get over frustration and negativity almost immediately, unless it's something major. Even then, I'm over it within a matter of minutes. Makes life much happier and calmer to live in the light and keep myself positive.

2.  I like the fact I can almost always make people laugh. I love bringing smiles to anyone, and have yet to meet a person I can't make laugh until they cry. I love that =)

3.  I love the fact I'm not vain (recognizing the fact that statement in and of itself is somewhat vain). I'm not a naturally vain or self-centered person though, and anything that makes it necessary for me to be that way (such as this question, lol) makes me uncomfortable. I'm much happier being humble, and focusing on the incredible world around me, and the fascinating creatures inhabiting it.

7) What is your favourite book you have read so far in 2015?

*This question is now, obviously outdated, but I'm going to leave it, b/c that's where I was when I wrote this. If only I'd have pushed publish! lol

This question makes me sad, because I haven't had a ton of time to read this year =/  So many books I want to read!  Lol.
My favorite book from this year so far though, would have to be a tie between Madison's Song by Christine Amsden, and Eric Elmoor and The Chalice of Cameron by Thomas A. Meyers. Both are books I still think about, a couple years later.

8) If you could pick a fictional world to live in, which one would it be and why?

Oh gosh, this question always makes me giggle a little bit. To be honest, I have no idea! My tendency to be an over-thinker always ruins questions like this for me.

9) How do you organize your bookshelf?

My bookshelf is an mess of organized chaos, and most of the time, I'm the only one who can actually find anything. Ideally, I'd set it up by genre, having separate shelves for Classics, Adult Fiction, Young Adult/New Adult, and Non-Fiction. From there, each genre would then broken up and set up according to sub genre, usually contemporary vs paranormal/fantasy, thriller/horror, mystery, comedy, realistic, etc.

10) Name one weird thing about yourself. 

Soooo many things to choose from, lol. I guess a pretty weird thing, is I have violet eyes. I use that one a lot for questions like this, but it definitely gets the most comments from people who notice it. My glasses do a good job of hiding it most of the time ;)

My Nominees

Questions for My Nominees

1) Who is your favourite musical artist at the moment and why?
2) What is your favourite season and can you pick a book to match?
3) Who or what inspired you to start a blog?
4) What would be your dream job and why?
5) Name a bookish cliché that you hate seeing in books.
6) Pick three qualities that you like about your personality.
7) What is your favourite book you have read so far in 2015?
8) If you could pick a fictional world to live in, which one would it be and why?
9) How do you organize your bookshelf?
10) Name one weird thing about yourself. 

Have fun, and thanks for reading! =D

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

"The Medium"

Hiya guys! I have a review to share with you today, for a fantasy horror novel!

Check it out, and see what you think! It may just be your next favorite vamp story!

The Medium

 The Medium
~Released: December 12th, 2013

~PublisherQui Est in Literis

~Length: 386 Pages

~Parent's Guide: PG-17

~Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror

Lenny is good at teaching physics. He is good at fixing things, making friends, and not attracting attention. He is good at being a medium, helping spirits pass beyond the Veil. But as a vampire incapable of violence, he has always been a bit of a joke. 

All it takes is a drink in a hotel bar, a stumble into the wrong place at the wrong time, to run him afoul of Sebastian Duran, a lunatic who controls other people’s minds better than he can control his own. Torn away from everything he knows, trapped and starved and under constant mental assault, Lenny’s best hope is Kim Reed, a wizard tasked with bringing down Duran. Kim cannot believe that Lenny is evil, but neither can she hide him, and while she battles for his freedom, Lenny is forced to confront his own potential for monstrosity.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Do You Review?

Hiya peeps! I'm sharing a blog post from my author blog today, cuz more exposure and self-promotion and all that. Ah, indie author life. =P

Anyway, basically this is a request to reviewers. I don't currently have spare time to email awesome-sauce reviewers one-on-one, or even compile a mailing list. So, for the moment, I am compromising by posting some quick blog posts, instead of doing nothing.

I have helped indie authors promote their books for years, but you never really know how difficult it is until you become an indie author yourself! I've always held a lot of respect for indie peeps, but that's gone to a whole new level the past year and a half, that's for sure.

So, from this blogger-turned-indie-author, I'd love to connect with some reviewers! If you would be interested in reviewing any of my books, I would appreciate it greatly!!

The first book in my YA Adventure series is currently FREE on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Smashwords. If it sounds interesting, please consider picking up a copy and leaving a review once you've finished - I would appreciate it!

Second, and probably at this point, more importantly, is my stand-alone NA contemporary novel. It has no reviews!! I published it quickly in December, and haven't been able to promote it much, which is totally my fault, but yikes! I've had several people read it, but I'm not getting any reviews on it yet.

If you would like to review that one, I have it up on Instafreebie here, and it's also available on Kindle Unlimited. I would adore some reviews for that one, as I don't even know if it's any good yet! No one has told me anything! Gah! If it sounds interesting, please consider reading and reviewing it.

I'm hoping to get some better promotions going this Summer, but my family is currently in a transition that's taking far longer than it was supposed to, and I'm simply treading water trying to keep from drowning til that's finished.

If you wouldn't mind helping a girl out, I would appreciate it so much. It's difficult to ask for help, or put your stuff out there, so hopefully this didn't come off too pushy!

Also, if you have any suggestions on how to promote and publicize books as an indie author, I'm always on the look out for great ideas!

Either way, thanks for the support, and for checking out my blog. Hope you have a fantastic week! =D