Reading Wrap-Up: April 2017

We had a truly rainy April here in the south. As I write this, it’s been raining for THREE days. My kids are going crazy, my dogs refuse to go outside, and my cat stares forlornly out the window (like most of us). But, that said, I had a great reading month, with some really amazing five-star reads. Check them out below!

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Reading Wrap-Up: March 2017

It’s hard to believe March is over! The days go slow but the years, or in this case the months, go quick. I read 6 books in March, taking me to worlds with Napoleonic era dragons, another dragon who doesn’t eat the girls he takes, and a futuristic France where a girl meets a wolf. What is this madness? Read on to find out.

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Reading Wrap-Up: January 2017

I took a little hiatus in November and December, but got back into the swing of things in January. I dedicated much of the month to planning my latest writing project, and ended up reading several wonderful resources on writing. I also read a few autobiographies, which was definitely a step outside the norm for me. Check out my January reads below!

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Guest Post: 8 Beginner Blogger Mistakes to Avoid

quotescover-png-17With all the numerous resources you can stumble upon online, anyone can be easily swayed into starting their own blog without having any expert knowledge. In this situation, it is typical to encounter flaws along the way and be a little panicky with what exactly you need to do to alleviate the situation. Bear in mind that all bloggers started out as novice too and like you, they may have gone through some trials and errors as well.

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Guest Post: The Antagonist and the Conflict Between Good & Evil

adams-guest-post-1I believe that any good story should have a conflict. Finally, it’s very breathtaking to watch the confrontation between good and evil, the protagonist and the antagonist. And I wonder why novice authors occasionally underestimate the value of the last. In this paper, I’m going to shed light on these conflicts and consider how the author can use them to the full advantage.

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Review: Oak & Mistletoe by J.Z.N. McCauley

Indie review #2 this month goes to Oak & Mistletoe by JZN McCauley, which is scheduled for release tomorrow. The first in a series, it follows the Green siblings to Ireland, where they get into all kinds of trouble. See below for my mini-review, and the pre-order link, and make sure you stop back by on Wednesday for my Q&A with the author!

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