Bookish Breakdown

Bookish Breakdown No. 2: February 2019

Hello, lovelies! February was an interesting month. Multiple snow storms and an ice storm gave me more days off work than I ever expected, life threw a curveball at my boyfriend and I that really put us on our toes and tested us, and finally, I've spent the last week sick enough that I could… Continue reading Bookish Breakdown No. 2: February 2019

Guest Posts/Blog Tours

Writing The Second Book in a Trilogy: A Guest Post

Hello, lovelies! It's my ultimate pleasure to welcome author Gareth L. Powell to my little corner of the internet today to share some of his wisdom and insight on writing--specifically, what it's like to write a second book in a trilogy, which Powell just did with his most recent release, Fleet of Knives, sequel to the… Continue reading Writing The Second Book in a Trilogy: A Guest Post

Books, SPFBO

We Ride the Storm: SPFBO Finalist

Title: We Ride The Storm Author: Devin Madson Rating: 8 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: War built the Kisian Empire and war will tear it down. And as an empire falls, three warriors rise. Caught in a foreign war, Captain Rah e’Torin and his exiled warriors will have to fight… Continue reading We Ride the Storm: SPFBO Finalist


Discussion: The Platforms of Social Media

Hello, dear readers! It's time for the latest discussion post and this is a topic I've been thinking about a little bit recently. It's not a complex one by any means (though, after writing this entire post, perhaps it's more complex than I originally thought?), but I'm just curious how others navigate it, so I… Continue reading Discussion: The Platforms of Social Media

Random Musings, Writing Posts

All Praise The Beta Reader

...for without them, my books would be nothing and any reviews after their publication would just point to all errors these wonderful darlings spent so much time helping me realize needed to be addressed. Hi, hello, how are you? So, I've been slowly working through the glorious amounts of feedback from my roughly ten beta… Continue reading All Praise The Beta Reader

Writing Posts

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want Goodreads to Love As Much As I Do

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Once hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, it is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It's a weekly book feature where a topical list-prompt is posted and readers respond with their top ten for that prompt. Yours truly tends to go over ten, but hey, what can a… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want Goodreads to Love As Much As I Do

Books, Films

Mortal Engines

Title: Mortal Engines Author: Philip Reeve Publisher: September 2004, Harper Collins US Blurb: "It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea." The great traction city London has been skulking in the hills to avoid the bigger,… Continue reading Mortal Engines

Questing Series

Quest for Balance: Week Seven

Hello, dear readers! I think I've mentioned this before, how in this updates, I always find myself embracing my inner Grandma because I always seem to be talking about the weather, but seriously: we had another snow/ice storm this past weekend and then we're supposed to get an even worst one on Tuesday! Fam, I can't lie:… Continue reading Quest for Balance: Week Seven

Random Musings

The Mind Trap of Advertising Commercial Holidays: Valentine’s Day Edition

Hello, dear readers! It's Valentine's Day! Or, for most of my life, I stubbornly referred to it as Single Awareness Day (and honestly, it still is), because I wasn't lucky enough to be in a relationship and have something to celebrate. I was basically this lovey-dovey holiday's Scrooge. It wasn't until I got a little… Continue reading The Mind Trap of Advertising Commercial Holidays: Valentine’s Day Edition



Title: Nightchaser Author: Amanda Bouchet Publisher: January 2019, Sourcebooks Casablanca Blurb: Tess Bailey: the galaxy's Most Wanted. Captain Tess Bailey is in deep trouble. She and her crew are on the run, pursued by a tyrant who'll take them dead or alive. Tess's best hope is a tall, dark, and much-too-appealing stranger, Shade Ganavan, who says… Continue reading Nightchaser