Mini Review – Level Grind by Annie Bellet
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October 18, 2016

Mini Review – Level Grind by Annie Bellet

I was terribly disappointed in this bind-up. I’m all for a good urban fantasy but this story took every cliche in the genre and threw it all into one place. One of my biggest issues is that this was a collection of four novellas. Each of the stories moves too quickly to give the characters and their relationships to really […]

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Ten Characters I’d Name a Pet After
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October 18, 2016

Ten Characters I’d Name a Pet After

Though I’ll be taking a break from weekly meme posts, I couldn’t resist this one ESPECIALLY since I already have my top 2 choices that will happen… as soon as I get my own animals (despite already living in a zoo). Calcifer from Howl’s Moving Castle I will have an (orange) cat and its name will be Calcifer, and its best friend […]

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My History with Dragons – A Guest Post by Pembroke Sinclair
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October 17, 2016

My History with Dragons – A Guest Post by Pembroke Sinclair

Do you remember the movie Dragon Slayer that came out in 1981?  It was one of my first introductions to dragons.  In the film, virgin girls are sacrificed to a dragon to keep it from destroying their village.  They are chosen through a lottery, and the King’s daughter discovers that her name has never been in the lottery.  She thinks […]

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My Not-So-Serious Writing Checklist
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October 17, 2016

My Not-So-Serious Writing Checklist

For those following me on Twitter, my primary media cave, you may have seen that I’m working on a story for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year and have been writing for a while. The dream? Become an established author (alongside being a high school science teacher so it’s an interesting combination). But there are a few goals I’d […]

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Mini Review – Spindle by Shonna Slayton
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October 14, 2016

Mini Review – Spindle by Shonna Slayton

Slayton put an interesting twist on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty. I immediately grabbed for this book for no other reason than it’s a fairy tale re-telling. Set in the late 1800’s, we meet Briar who’s working to help support her family at a mill. Much of the original story plays a role in this re-telling with little tidbits […]

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Review – The Thief’s Daughter by Jeff Wheeler
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October 13, 2016

Review – The Thief’s Daughter by Jeff Wheeler

Well…I tried book #2. If you read my review of The Queen’s Poisoner, book 1 in the Kingfountain series, you may have noticed it wasn’t working for me. Generally when that happens if I see promise in the series I’ll give the next  book a try. Can’t always judge a series based on the first book. The Thief’s Daughter starts about […]

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Review – Veiled in Blue by Lynne Connolly
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October 12, 2016

Review – Veiled in Blue by Lynne Connolly

There was a plot here. Somewhere. Veiled in Blue follows Julius Vernon on his quest to find a granddaughter of the Old Pretender. He can’t believe his luck when the beautiful woman (Eve Merton) he spies from his window in the opening scene is the woman he’s seeking but in the process he falls madly in love with her. Lust, […]

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Author Interview with Harmony Williams
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October 12, 2016

Author Interview with Harmony Williams

Welcome to author Harmony Williams, who is stopping by today to talk about herself and her new book How to Play the Game of Love, out October 17th! ALL ABOUT YOU You wrote a book! That’s pretty awesome. Why don’t you tell us a bit about what inspired How to Play the Game of Love? I wrote book two of this series […]

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