The Useful Book

The Useful Book

My family and I just moved from the Houston area to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This means we’re in a new home. Our new home has things that must be fixed and/or things I’d like to do to personalize it.   Enter: The Useful Book.   And, wow! I love this book. I usually don’t get too excited over nonfiction. I’m more of the “story” type of person. But, seriously, this book is awesome. I mean, how in the world have I lived so long without it? It has a little bit of everything inside:                Need to learn how to can? […]

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Suffer Love

Suffer Love

Suffer Love is hands down one of my favorite books so far this year.   First, I really like the cover. It’s simple, but eye-catching. I have a thing for covers. I love them. A good cover can set the tone for the book before a reader even reaches the first words of the story. In the case of Suffer Love, I think the cover fits the story wonderfully. It reminds me of an important scene in the story between Hadley and Sam.   I always look forward to the point in every story when I understand the meaning behind […]

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Blitz: Musings of an Earth Angel

Blitz: Musings of an Earth Angel

  “Musings of an Earth Angel” is a mystical story that’s fresh, inventive and will linger with you long after you are finished reading. Spirit junkies will relish this exciting new adventure and hunger for more.” -Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times best-selling author of Miracles Now   Purchase by Suzanne Adams Release Date: September 11th, 2015 About the trilogy: 22-year-old Samantha Kingston had the perfect job, perfect boyfriend, and perfect Friday nights. When disaster strikes she loses everything and is propelled into a journey where evil and good, dark and light are battling for her destiny. Will the Demon Brigade […]

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The Billionaire’s Ballet

The Billionaire’s Ballet

I love it when I find an author who writes consistently good books. The type of author that, when given the chance to read/review their work, I don’t hesitate to say yes because I know it’ll be a book that will not only be written well, I’m almost guaranteed to enjoy it.   I know Deanna Roy from her Forever Series, which I read and reviewed. (Unfortunately, some of my reviews were lost in the shuffle when I switched from Blogger to WordPress, but you can still check out the few that survived the transition.) Even though I knew she […]

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Something More Than This

Something More Than This

Something more than this was a good read. It’s the first of Barbie Bohrman’s books I’ve had the opportunity to review. And I would read her work again.   The plot centers on Katy, Dylan, and Conner. But before you stop reading, there isn’t really a love triangle. At least, not the way I define them. Katy is confused when her old crush, Conner, comes home to visit. She has trouble relating how she felt about him in high school to how she feels about him now. Dylan is her best friend and boss. When Katy becomes jealous of one […]

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Do I write about zombies or am I one?

Do I write about zombies or am I one?

And there it goes down the road. A cheery yellow blob disappearing into the horizon, and with it, my carefully planned, but rarely kept, writing schedule. *Sigh* It’s June and the end of the school year is here. And that means I can kiss my writing time buh-bye.  At least writing during the day. I’ll find time to write/edit. Usually between the hours of ten p.m. and three a.m. with a few hours of sleep before the twins plop in the middle of my bed at approximately seven a.m. demanding breakfast between sticking their faces so close to mine my eyes […]

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Defending Taylor

Defending Taylor

First, I need to be clear: I liked the idea of Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally. I did have some issues, but they are singular to my taste. You and/or other readers might not have a problem with them. So, don’t read the book (or not read the book) based on anything I write. Reviews are subjective. Normally, I don’t post reviews that are under four stars. But Defending Taylor has a nice message and I want to share it with other readers, so I’m posting my review. Still, I feel I have a duty to the readers of my […]

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What’s My Salary?

What’s My Salary?

One of my eleven-year-old daughters asked me the oddest question yesterday. She said, “Mom, are you an author?” What made her question odd was that she already knew the answer. Even still, I answered that I was.   Then the reason for her question was revealed: “My friend’s mom said you aren’t an author because you don’t make enough money and wouldn’t live in this neighborhood if you were.”   Um… okay. Well, first, I live in a nice, gated community. Is it the Hollywood hills or the Hamptons? No. Is it the slums? No. Most importantly: is my family […]

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My Biggest Writing Challenge

My Biggest Writing Challenge

  Here’s a Throwback Thursday post. What’s your biggest challenge as an author? If your not an author, tell us what your biggest challenge overall is… The greatest challenge I face as an author is time. I know what you’re thinking. Nearly everyone can say they need an extra hour or two in the day to get everything done that demands their attention.  But that’s not the kind of time I’m referring to.   Creativity doesn’t turn on at eight am and off at five pm. I can’t get up send the kids to school and then sit down and […]

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Undecided

Undecided

Undecided is the first book I’ve read by Julianna Keyes. I went into it with a little trepidation, worried there was going to be a love triangle between Nora, Kellan, and Crosbie. But I was pleasantly surprised. There weren’t any shapes remotely resembling a triangle. Which is good, because a good love triangle (is there such a thing as a “good” one?) is really hard to pull off. I mean, it’s not impossible. I’ve read a few books where the author was able to make it work. Mostly, though, they tend to be prickly things.   So, plot-wise… I loved […]

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