Posts You Might’ve Missed This Month #5

May flew by.

I can’t believe tomorrow is June…that’s insane.

It was a pretty good reading month – found some new favorites and was disappointed by others. Overall, it was a mixed bag. Looking back, I really did read a lot…though it didn’t necessarily feel like a lot.

So, let’s take a look. Continue reading “Posts You Might’ve Missed This Month #5”

Writing Update #26

This is going to be a short one.

I made basically no progress this past month.

I don’t know where the time went, but while I didn’t get many words on the page, I did work on it.

I also sent what I had to my BFF who has read every draft so far, so I could get some feedback. So, I’m waiting to hear from her. I’ve been wanting her to read these revisions for a while now – but due to everything, she just simply hasn’t had the time. Our schedules hardly ever align these days – it’s terrible. Lowkey, I wanted her up to date with what I had written and with the direction of the story, so that I could talk at her (lol) until ideas clicked, and so that she could give me input and another viewpoint. Continue reading “Writing Update #26”

Currently Reading & Watching #26

Wow, I sat down to write this post and my mind went completely blank.

Between the heat & humidity, allergies and the fucking incessant noise coming from all these damn cicadas, my mental capacity is at an all-time low.

On a happier note, it’s a long weekend and I’ve been actively working on my WIP. I won’t go into too much detail since I’ll be doing a Writing Update at the end of the month – but I’ve really fallen back in love with my SF WIP. It’s not nearly as terrible as I think it is, and it’s actually kind of what I want to read right now.

But I’m constantly exhausted, so progress is slow going, but it is progress.

I’ve started a new show – it’s interesting. And I’m reading 2 different books right now.

So, let’s get into that. Continue reading “Currently Reading & Watching #26”

Book Review: Stolen Goblin Bride (Stolen Brides Of The Fae #1)

Title: Stolen Goblin Bride

Author: Emma Hamm

Pub. Date: May 7, 2021

Pages: 118

Pub: TBD

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️


When a mortal girl steals a necklace from a Goblin, there will be a price to pay…

Esther knows the rules. Don’t talk to the goblins. Don’t look at the goblins. Above all else, don’t buy or trade with the goblins.

Then, one day before market, she sees a young rat faced boy selling a necklace that looks eerily like her mother’s, what’s a young girl to do? Of course she tries to buy it, but he won’t sell it to her. So she steals it because it’s her mother’s necklace.

Lux knows the rules. He’s a jeweler and he can sell his wares to those who want to faithfully buy them. Something doesn’t feel right about selling this particular piece to the beautiful young woman who immediately steals his heart. So he doesn’t.

But when he realizes the mortal girl stole from him, he’s forced to enact magic that can’t be unwritten. Stealing from a goblin always has a price.
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Book Review: Reclaimed (Shadow Beast Shifters #2)

Title: Reclaimed

Author: Jaymin Eve

Pub. Date: January 12, 2021

Pages: 386

Pub: Amazon Digital Services

Genre: Fantasy Paranormal

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


They all made a terrible mistake. One they will pay for.

For the past ten years I’ve been a victim. A victim to my pack. A victim to my true mate, who rejected me in the most brutal of ways. And a victim to Shadow Beast, who used me for his own gains.

Or did he?

The beast of mystery never reveals his whole hand, but one thing is for sure… in my time with him, I’ve changed. Now I will no longer walk the path dictated by the powerful men in my life. Never again will I let my strength be taken from me.

I must evolve or die.

And we all know, with a choice like that, there’s really only one answer.
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3 Books That Hit My Radar #24

Not that I need to buy more eBooks, but how can I not when they sound as good as these do? It’s a good thing I get paid on Friday, because if books are going to sound this good, I’m going to need a paycheck.

Vampires are making a comeback and I love it.

Blood Casinothis sounds really good. It seems like its going to have a darker, seductive atmosphere and I’m kind of in love already.

Anything high fantasy with Fae is going to be a win for me.

A Court of Honey and Ash (Honey and Ice Trilogy #1) – and let’s be real…the last line of this synopsis sold me “Hunted by the very man I loved once upon a time.”

And we already know how much of a sucker I am for Hades + Persephone retellings.

Abductedenemies-to-lovers and fated mates…it’s like this was written specifically for me.

I might have to see if any of these also have audiobooks, because then I would definitely have the time to read them right away. But regardless, these are getting added to my kindle, so that when I do have a free moment, I can dive right in. Continue reading “3 Books That Hit My Radar #24”

Book Review: Crownchasers (Crownchasers #1)

Title: Crownchasers

Author: Rebecca Coffindaffer

Pub. Date: September 29, 2020

Pages: 375

Pub: HarperTeen


Rating: 🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀


A deadly competition for the throne will determine more than just the fate of the empire in this duology opener.

Alyssa Farshot has spent her whole life trying to outrun her family legacy. Her mother sacrificed everything to bring peace to the quadrant, and her uncle has successfully ruled as emperor for decades. But the last thing Alyssa wants is to follow in their footsteps as the next in line for the throne. Why would she choose to be trapped in a palace when she could be having wild adventures exploring a thousand-and-one planets in her own ship?

But when Alyssa’s uncle becomes gravely ill, his dying wish surprises the entire galaxy. Instead of naming her as his successor, he calls for a crownchase, the first in seven centuries. Representatives from each of the empire’s prime families—including Alyssa—are thrown into a race to find the royal seal, which has been hidden somewhere in the empire. The first to find the seal wins the throne.

Alyssa’s experience as an explorer makes her the favorite to win the crown she never wanted. And though she doesn’t want to be empress, her duty to her uncle compels her to participate in this one last epic adventure. But when the chase turns deadly, it’s clear that more than just the fate of the empire is at stake. Alyssa is on her most important quest yet—and only time will tell if she’ll survive it.
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Book Review: Grace and Glory (Harbinger #3)

Title: Grace and Glory

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pub. Date: June 1, 2021

Pages: 512

Pub: Inkyard Press

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Danger, betrayal, and enticing forbidden love clash in book three of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Harbinger trilogy!

When Angels Fall

Trinity Marrow has lost the battle and her beloved Protector. Even with both demons and Wardens on her side, Trin may not win the war against the Harbinger.

Bringing Lucifer back to the world to fight the Harbinger is probably a really, really bad idea, but they’re out of options—and the world’s ultimate fallen angel is the only being powerful enough to impact the outcome.

As Trin and Zayne form a new and more dangerous bond and Lucifer unleashes Hell on earth, the apocalypse looms and the world teeters on the end of forever. Win or lose, one thing is certain—nothing will ever be the same.
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Book Review: The Shadow in the Glass

Title: The Shadow in the Glass

Author: J.J.A. Harwood

Pub. Date: May 4, 2021

Pages: 416

Pub: HarperVoyager

Genre: YA Fantasy Retellings

Rating: ⭐️⭐️


Once upon a time Ella had wished for more than her life as a lowly maid.

Now forced to work hard under the unforgiving, lecherous gaze of the man she once called stepfather, Ella’s only refuge is in the books she reads by candlelight, secreted away in the library she isn’t permitted to enter.

One night, among her beloved books of far-off lands, Ella’s wishes are answered. At the stroke of midnight, a fairy godmother makes her an offer that will change her life: seven wishes, hers to make as she pleases. But each wish comes at a price and Ella must to decide whether it’s one she’s willing to pay it.

A smouldering, terrifying new spin on Cinderella – perfect for fans of Laura Purcell and Erin Morgenstern.
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Book Review: Last Chance Books

Title: Last Chance Books

Author: Kelsey Rodkey

Pub. Date: May 18, 2021

Pages: 368

Pub: HarperTeen

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️


Don’t you just love the smell of old books in the morning?

Madeline Moore does. Books & Moore, the musty bookstore her family has owned for generations, is where she feels most herself. Nothing is going to stop her from coming back after college to take over the store from her beloved aunt.

Nothing, that is—until a chain bookstore called Prologue opens across the street and threatens to shut them down.

Madeline sets out to demolish the competition, but Jasper, the guy who works over at Prologue, seems intent on ruining her life. Not only is he taking her customers, he has the unbelievable audacity to be… extremely cute.

But that doesn’t matter. Jasper is the enemy and he will be destroyed. After all—all’s fair in love and (book) wars.
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