Month: June 2018

Book Review: What Happens in London by Julia Quinn

What Happens in LondonAuthor: Julia QuinnSeries: Bevelstoke, book 2Publisher: AvonPublishing Date: June 30, 2009Mass Market Paperback, 384 pagesAmazon  GoodreadsSummaryRUMORS AND GOSSIP ... THE LIFEBLOOD OF LONDONWhen Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancee, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, … Continue reading Book Review: What Happens in London by Julia Quinn

Blog Tour: The Highlander’s Promise by Lynsay Sands (Excerpt, Teaser, Giveaway)

In a spellbinding new Highlands story from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, the laird of the Buchanans finds the one woman who is his equal in passion and courage.Aulay Buchanan has retreated to his clan’s hunting lodge for a few days of relaxation. But the raven-haired beauty he pulls from the ocean puts an end … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Highlander’s Promise by Lynsay Sands (Excerpt, Teaser, Giveaway)

Discussion: Writing diverse characters as a white author

Today's discussion post is a little more focused on the writing side of bookish things. I'm participating in Camp NaNo in July, and am super excited for my story idea. I plan to write several interlinked short stories based on fairy tales, set in an urban fantasy/paranormal romance AU. The common link is some interaction with … Continue reading Discussion: Writing diverse characters as a white author

Book Blitz: Galaxies and Oceans by N.R. Walker (Excerpt, Giveaway)

Galaxies and Oceans N.R. Walker Publication date: June 25th 2018Genres: Adult, LGBTQ+, RomanceSeizing his one chance to escape, Ethan Hosking leaves his violent ex-boyfriend, leaves his entire life, and walks into the path of a raging bushfire. Desperate to start over, a new man named Aubrey Hobbs walks out of the fire-ravaged forest, alive and … Continue reading Book Blitz: Galaxies and Oceans by N.R. Walker (Excerpt, Giveaway)

Book Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry OnAuthor: Rainbow RowellSeries: Simon Snow, Book 1Publisher: St Martin's GriffinPublication Date: Reprint edition - May 9, 2017Paperback, 529 pagesAmazon  GoodreadsSummarySimon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen.That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right.Half the time, Simon … Continue reading Book Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Blog Tour: Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean (Excerpt, Review, Giveaway)

When a man known only as Devil finds his way into her bedchamber and offers her his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees. She might be a spinster, but she’s seen love in action and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that her future husband will love her beyond … Continue reading Blog Tour: Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean (Excerpt, Review, Giveaway)

Children’s Books ~ Mini Reviews: Magic Words, Lily Pond, Watermelon Madness

Magic Words From the Ancient Oral Tradition of the Inuitby Edward FieldPub Date 01 Sep 2013Children's FictionMagic Words is a modern translation (1965) of a very old Inuit creation story by nationally known poet Edward Field. As a poem it captures beautifully the intimate relationship this Arctic people have with their natural world.Magic Words describes … Continue reading Children’s Books ~ Mini Reviews: Magic Words, Lily Pond, Watermelon Madness

Book Blitz: Not Her Gargoyle by Annie Nicholas (Excerpt, Giveaway)

Not Her Gargoyle Annie Nicholas Publication date: June 18th 2018Genres: Adult, Paranormal, RomanceRuby is done with jerks, dead-end jobs, and eviction notices. Everyone else she knows is finding ways out of this crappy neighborhood, so why can’t she? Since opportunities refuse to fall from the sky, Ruby makes her own. To hell with the little … Continue reading Book Blitz: Not Her Gargoyle by Annie Nicholas (Excerpt, Giveaway)

Book Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (+ Audiobook review)

The Hating GameAuthor: Sally ThornePublisher: William Morrow PaperbacksPublishing Date: August 9, 2016Paperback, 384 pagesAudiobook: HarperAudio (August 9, 2016)Narrator: Katie SchorrLength: 11 hours 29 minutesAmazon   GoodreadsSummaryNemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;2) A person’s undoing;3) Joshua Templeman.Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly … Continue reading Book Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (+ Audiobook review)

Book Blitz: Dark Water by J.A. Armitage (Teaser, Excerpt, Giveaway)

Dark Water J.A. Armitage (Reverse Fairytales, #4)Publication date: June 19th 2018Genres: Fairy Tales, Young AdultYou think you know the story of The Little Mermaid…A tragic accident on the eve of her eighteenth birthday leads Princess Erica to a chance encounter with a mysterious man on the beach. When he turns up at her birthday party … Continue reading Book Blitz: Dark Water by J.A. Armitage (Teaser, Excerpt, Giveaway)