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Blood of Heirs: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Blood of Heirs Author: Alicia Wanstall-Burke Published: October 2018 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 9 out of 10 Blurb: Lidan Tolak is the fiercest of her father’s daughters; more than capable of one day leading her clan. But caught between her warring parents, Lidan’s world begins to unravel when another of her father’s wives falls… Continue reading Blood of Heirs: SPFBO Finalist

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The Sword of Kaigen: SPFBO 5

Title: The Sword of Kaigen Author: M.L. Wang Published: February 2019 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 10 out of 10 Blurb: A mother struggling to repress her violent past, A son struggling to grasp his violent future, A father blind to the danger that threatens them all. When the winds of war reach their peninsula, will… Continue reading The Sword of Kaigen: SPFBO 5

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Never Die: SPFBO 5 Finalist

Title: Never Die Author: Rob J. Hayes Published: January 2019 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 6 out of 10 Blurb: Samurai, shinigami, vengeful spirits, and an impossible quest. Itami Cho has earned the name Whispering Blade. She is a Shintei warrior, sworn to the path of oaths and honour. But keeping her oaths has always been… Continue reading Never Die: SPFBO 5 Finalist

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Looking Forward to a New Normal

Hello, lovelies! How are we all doing on this Wednesday--*checks calendar twice to make sure she has the day right*--afternoon? For me, it's raining and I'm listening to it with my window open. I'm caught up on work emails for the day (so far, anyway) and hope to get some writing done this afternoon, before… Continue reading Looking Forward to a New Normal

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Library Tour Part 4: LOTR Edition

Hello lovelies! Welcome to Part Four of my Library Tour (how much of a nerd am I that I am so excited this rhymes)! The first post highlighted all my favorite Orbit books and shared an embarrassing amount of books unread. The second highlighted my Mass Market Paperbacks--my personal favorite medium to read in. My… Continue reading Library Tour Part 4: LOTR Edition

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The Pursuit of Productivity

Hello, lovelies. Nothing like learning about yourself during a lockdown, huh? I've recently realized that I'm happiest when I'm being productive. I'm still not 100% sure how I feel about that fact. But it is, indeed, a fact. What I've always known about myself is that I like to stay busy. I have a lot… Continue reading The Pursuit of Productivity

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Kalanon’s Rising: SPFBO 5 Finalist

Title: Kalanon's Rising Author: Darian Smith Published: October 2016 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Blurb: Solve the murder. Stop the war. Save the world. Sir Brannon Kesh spent years building a new life as a physician, leaving the name Bloodhawk and the war that spawned it behind. But when the King's cousin… Continue reading Kalanon’s Rising: SPFBO 5 Finalist

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Blending Before and Now

Hello, lovelies! Aside from the grocery store or the chiropractor, it has been 27 days since I've left my house. We've been put into another stay-at-home order until the end of April and I imagine it's going to stay this way for months still after that. That first month, for me, was denial, depression and… Continue reading Blending Before and Now

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Blade’s Edge: SPFBO 5 Finalist

Title: Blade's Edge Author: Virginia McClain Published: 2015 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 4 out of 10 Blurb: Mishi and Taka live each day of their lives with the shadow of death lurking behind them. The struggle to hide the elemental powers that mark the two girls as Kisōshi separates them from the other orphans, yet… Continue reading Blade’s Edge: SPFBO 5 Finalist