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!
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.
I started drafting a new project in February, but that didn’t stop me from reading some really wonderful books. It was a month of sea monsters, futuristic pirates, cross-dressing guards, and cyborgs for me. Read on for more info, and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for regular updates throughout the month!
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!
With 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.
Let’s face it, everyone has bad days at work; days when no matter how hard you try you can’t seem to motivate yourself. It doesn’t matter what your profession is, there will be times when your mind is on other things, your focus is lacking, or you just can’t pull that necessary bit of information out of the air.
I 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.
For my last indie review of the month, I read THE STARRIEST SUMMER by Adelle Yeung. I’m so excited to share details about this fabulous tale with you, and then on Wednesday, introduce you to the author! Without further ado, here you go:
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!
October is going to be a fun month! I have features with four amazing indie authors, and the book reviews to go along with them. First up is Karen Tomlinson, whose debut book, A Bond of Venom & Magic, comes out on October 14th. I had the pleasure of reading an ARC, and can’t wait to share my thoughts with you.