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August 22, 2022

Meet the Author - Jessica Renwick

Hello Everyone!

To start the week off right, today I'm sharing my interview with Jessica Renwick , MG fantasy author.

I've been binge reading her Starfell series and loving every page, so I was ecstatic and a little starstruck to get a change to pick her brain about her creative process.

If you'd like to learn more about this talented author, mosey on over to my blog link below.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

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Published on August 22, 2022 08:25 Tags: author, author-interview, authors, fantasy, indie-author, mg, middle-grade

August 17, 2022

Something Grad School This Way Comes

Hello All!

Alright, so I usually don't make a lot of non-bookish posts, but this is something of a PSA that things will be slowing down a bit for me.

Why?

Another semester of grad school beckons! Starting Friday I'll return to focusing on my studies. If you'd like to see more about my grad school journey I made a little blog post you can access from the link below.

I'll still be around, just less frequently. Thanks for understanding, and wish me luck. Best of luck to you all as well!

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Published on August 17, 2022 05:53 Tags: grad-school, librarianship

August 15, 2022

Library Title Picks - August 2022

Good Morning Bookworms!

I can't believe it's been a month already, but it's time for another month of library picks.

Each month my library allows me to pick out three titles for purchasing physical copies. This month I chose some promising indie works that I have high hopes for. Here they are!

The Altered by Maria DeVivo

The Reyes Incident by Briana Morgan

Below by Laurel Hightower


If you'd like to check out the titles I picked and their associated blurbs and linkage, hop on over to my blog link below. Happy book hunting!

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Published on August 15, 2022 06:06 Tags: horror, horror-books, library

August 3, 2022

Conscience now available on Kindle Unlimited

Hey Readers!

I'm happy to announce that my dystopian short story Conscience is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you're a subscriber, you can now check it out for free. Alternatively, it's still available for 99 cents for those not subscribed.

Don't forget, my recent release The BEK Curse is on KU too!

Happy reading!

Conscience: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FRK8DD2

The BEK Curse: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09ZYPBHTK
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Published on August 03, 2022 05:54 Tags: horror, horror-books, kindle-unlimited, ku, thriller

July 20, 2022

Library Title Picks - July 2022

Hi Book nerds!

Welcome to another month of great library picks.

Every month my library lets me pick out three titles for purchasing physical copies, and this month I focused on some more indie gems that I have high hopes for. Here they are!

The Book of Chaos by Jessica Renwick

Scratches by Joshua Marsella

Cape Misfortune by Thomas Henry Anderson


If you'd like to check out the titles I picked, hop on over to my blog link below for all the associated links and blurbs. Happy book hunting!

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Published on July 20, 2022 08:24 Tags: fantasy, horror, library

July 15, 2022

Buddy Reads & Rants: Mooncakes

Happy Friday Bookish Buddies!

Today my book bestie Gigi and I are talking about our buddy read of Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker. (Fantasy/LGBT)

While we did enjoy some of the fantasy elements and premise of this read, we ultimately wanted more from the characters and the plot.

Want to check out our spoiler-light conversation on this book? Hop on over to the link below to my blog post, and thanks again Gigi for doing this with me. Book besties forever!

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Published on July 15, 2022 06:05 Tags: buddy-read, fantasy, graphic-novel, lgbt, suzanne-walker

July 8, 2022

Writing Update

Good Morning!

It's been a hot minute since I've made an official post on my writing progress, so I'm doing so now.

If you'd like to see what I've been up to lately, hop on over to my blog link below.

I hope you're having a wonderful start to your summer, and stay safe everyone!

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Published on July 08, 2022 06:10 Tags: amwriting

June 28, 2022

Buddy Reads & Rants: Parachute

Happy Tuesday Bookish Pals!

Today my book bestie Iseult Murphy and I are talking about our buddy read of Parachute by Holly Rae Garcia.

We both enjoyed some of the elements of the story, especially the horror, but thought other elements could've been executed better.

If you'd like to check out our spoiler-light conversation on this book, hop on over to the blog link below.

Have a terrific day!

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Published on June 28, 2022 05:34 Tags: buddy-read, holly-rae-garcia, parachute

June 27, 2022

Meet the Author - Alistair Cross

Happy Monday Everyone!

To get this week started, I'm sharing my interview with Alistair Cross , dark fiction author.

Let's show him lots of love and support, shall we?

I met Alistair while networking on social media and couldn't resist the urge to pick his brain about his writing and creative process. Huge thanks to Alistair for taking the time to do this with me! I had a lot of fun doing this, and I hope you enjoy learning more about him.

To learn more about Alistair and his works and creative process, click my blog link below.

Have a wonderful start to the week!

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Published on June 27, 2022 06:01 Tags: author, author-interview, authors, indie-author

June 15, 2022

Library Title Picks - June 2022

Hey Bookworms!

I'm back with another month of great library title picks!

My library lets me pick out three titles a month for purchasing physical copies, and this month I focused on some real gems in the horror genre. Here they are!

Stolen Tongues by Felix Blackwell

The Crimson Corset by Alistair Cross

One Last Shindig by Mark Towse


If you'd like to check out the titles I picked, hop on over to the link below for all the associated links and blurbs. Happy book hunting!

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Published on June 15, 2022 08:30 Tags: horror-books, horror-reads, library