Printed Books: Have you ever walked into a second-hand bookstore, stood in the open foyer to shake the rain off of your umbrella, and drawn in a long, deep breath through your nose? That glorious smell lingers thanks to the slow breakdown of substances called lignin and cellulose, which are found in wood (and […]
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Actual rating: 4.5/5 stars SPOILERS AHEAD Who do you trust when all you want is to seek the truth? In Ever the Hunted, Britta, a recently orphaned huntress, is called to find her father’s killer—and the suspect is the last person she’d expect. […]
I had the serendipitous circumstance to meet the talented Tuesday Cross last year on a community writing-critique site, where I had the chance to read her upcoming novel. When Tuesday writes fiction, you just can’t tear yourself away from the pages she writes. From her recent novel debut, “Of Flesh and Fire”, to her story on Episode […]
Of Flesh and Fire by Tuesday Cross My rating: 5 of 5 stars Spoiler-Free Review Actual rating: 5/5 stars Characters: 5/5 Adventure/Romance: 5/5 Readability: 5/5 Overall Impression: 5/5 What happens when you wake up in a hospital bed after a brutal fire, only to discover that you survived because you possessed a rare power? What […]
How do you quickly settle into “writing-mode” if you’re not a full-time writer? As a full-time veterinarian, I don’t get much time off. When I do, I have to pack a lot of things into just a few short days before jumping right back in again. I find it challenging to make time to write, […]
There’s an old joke I love to tell about Greeks: How many Greeks does it take to make a party? One. My in-laws are loud, animated, lovely, talkative people. As an introvert, I was terrified at the thought of meeting so many people in my husband’s family at once. My first Christmas dating Steve, we […]
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS I received The Last Namsara as a free Audible audiobook with my membership. Actual rating: 3.5/5 stars. Characters: 3/5 Plot: 3/5 Un-put-downable: 3/5 Writing quality: 5/5 The voiceover artist did a phenomenal job bringing this story to life. Her accent and husky, sultry tones brought […]
History and adventure seekers will love this one!