Books

The Poppy War

Title: The Poppy War Author: R.F. Kuang Publisher: May 2018, Harper Voyager Blurb: When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating;… Continue reading The Poppy War

Books

The Silver Skull

Title: The Silver Skull Author: Anne Renwick Publisher: 2017 Blurb: Lady Olivia is not all she seems. Trained for marriage to an assigned political target, her skills lie in programming household steambots to serve tea, dress her hair… and sound the alarm while she picks locks and listens at doors. Humiliated by a failed assignment,… Continue reading The Silver Skull

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Tropes I Will Die on This Hill For

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: Tropes I Will Die on This Hill For

SPFBO

SPFBO 5 Taste Tester Results: No. 3

Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday! As promised, the fates for the next three books in my SPFBO 5 batch are being revealed today! If you're confused what I'm talking about, you can check out the details here. If you're confused on what SPFBO even is, you can read my post here. It's over 100 degrees outside… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Taste Tester Results: No. 3

Guest Posts/Blog Tours

How I Plotted My Novel With Help from LucasArts and Chrono Trigger: A Guest Post

Hello, lovelies! This Friday, I'm happy to bring you a new guest post, this time from self-published author Jon Auerbach, author of his debut novel, Guild of Tokens, one of the books entered into this year's SPFBO contest. Below, he talks about plotting, novel inspiration and shows an example of how inspirational and influential video games can… Continue reading How I Plotted My Novel With Help from LucasArts and Chrono Trigger: A Guest Post

Writing Posts, Writing

The Muse’s Lover: Impostor Syndrome

Hello, lovelies! I hope everyone is having a good day! I'm a little sleep deprived yay new puppy still adjusting and us being forced to restart her training after almost two months in thanks to forces out of our control and I'm feeling intense amounts of jealousy over the WorldCon that so many friends and industry… Continue reading The Muse’s Lover: Impostor Syndrome

SPFBO

SPFBO 5 Taste Tester Results: No 2

Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday! As promised, the fates for the next three books in my SPFBO 5 batch are being revealed today! If you're confused what I'm talking about, you can check out the details here. If you're confused on what SPFBO even is, you can read my post here. Without wasting a lot of… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Taste Tester Results: No 2