Book Review: The Pedlar and the Bandit King (Scarlet & the White Wolf Book 1) by Kirby Crow

Scarlet makes his living and helps support his family as a pedlar, so, when a tribe of bandits imposes a toll on the road Scarlet needs to take in order to leave and the chieftain, Liall, charges him affection rather than money or wares, it poses a problem for Scarlet. Scarlet continues to invent new ways to try and sneak past, much to Liall's amusement, until it reaches the breaking point and...
 

Book Review: All Darling Children by Katrina Monroe

Madge has been raised by her Grandma Wendy since she was a child, always told that her mother died in an accident, but Madge is certain her mother is alive and is determined to find her. When a boy named Peter Pan shows up one night offering to bring Madge to her mother, she goes with him to Neverland where she discovers more about her family than she ever imagined and comes to realize the havoc...
 

Tag Post: NSFW Book Tag

I stumbled upon this book tag on YouTube and it seemed fun, plus I have been slowly losing my filter in regards to all things book-related, so I figured why not? But in case you don't know, NSFW stands for "Not Safe For Work." And, as the title suggests, I will be talking about some inappropriate things! (What fun would it be if I didn't?) So if the topic of sexy times and/or cannibalism in books...
 

The Weekly Update: 2/19/17

You may have already seen my beautiful artwork on Twitter, but, in case you haven't, I got the urge to draw a hand turkey the other day. So I did. I think that sometimes, when you get the urge to do something on a whim, you should do it. It doesn't matter if it's productive or not, it's just good for your mental health. And that makes it productive. #LifeLessonsFromKristen ;-) Also, I had more...
 

Book Review: Emerald Bound by Teresa Richards

Maggie and her friends attempt to spy on a boy from school one night during a game of Truth-or-Dare, but it goes horribly wrong when they caught and swept into the evils of the Parker family and a magical emerald. When Maggie's friend Kate disappears, she'll do anything to get her back, including believing in magic, stealing a gem, and trusting her two newfound allies, Lindy and Garon as they all...
 

Book Review: Peter Darling by Austin Chant

Growing up as a girl named Wendy, Peter never felt like himself, so he ran away to Neverland where he could be a boy but returned home when he missed his family, even though they never accepted who he was. Ten years later, he's back in Neverland, ready to lead his Lost Boys and fight some pirates, only to discover that things have changed, Neverland isn't quite what he thought, and he just may be...
 

Book Review: The Key to Erebus (Les Corbeaux: The French Vampire Legend Book 1) by Emma V. Leech & Roisin O’Connor

Jehenne has recently moved in with her grandmother in France and is shocked to discover that not only are all sorts of supernatural creatures real, she herself is a powerful witch. Her first meeting with the mysterious and dangerous vampire Corvus doesn't go well, neither does the second when he tries to kill her, but she soon finds herself drawn to him and pulled deeper into the supernatural...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Cards

You know what's great about the topic playing cards? They're all red and black, my favorite colors! However, I didn't end up sticking to just playing cards. I couldn't quite tell what some of the cards on covers were and just using playing card covers was limiting, so tarot cards, baseball cards---really any palm-sized cards---I also deemed appropriate. Speaking of cards though, it has been a...
 

The Weekly Update: 2/12/17

Happy early Valentine's Day, I guess? I can't say I have any plans, but I do find it kind of interesting that the only people in my hall (granted there are only four apartments, or eight if you include the first floor) who have decorated for the holiday is the group of young guys. I feel like there's this stereotype that it's girls who like to decorate for holidays and whatnot, but these guys...
 

Book Review: Dead End (Duncan Andrews Thrillers Book 4) by Stephen Osborne

When Robbie's cousin calls Duncan with a ghost problem, Duncan takes the case, figuring it'll be another simple spirit banishment---until the serial killer ghost nearly kills Duncan and nearly drains Robbie of all his energy. Meanwhile, Duncan finds out some unsettling news about his best friend Gina's new boyfriend that could put her in danger, and he still hasn't given up on trying to fix his...