Book Review: Snowed by Maria Alexander

When a boy at Charity's high school is brutally murdered, Charity and her friends start noticing strange things and decide to try and solve the mystery themselves before anyone else gets killed. But around the same time as the murder, Charity's social worker mother brings a boy named Aidan to stay with them. Aidan acts kind of strange, but the two fall in love, and when Charity finds out about...
 

Blogging Tips: Scheduling and Keeping Track of Blog Posts with a Spreadsheet

As some of you may already know, I can be quite the organization fiend when I want to be one. And when it comes to my blog, I do want to be one. It makes everything so much simpler and less stressful when I don't have to remember or keep track of things in my head, don't have to search through the list of drafts I have in Wordpress just to figure out what posts I have, etc. And that is why...
 

The Weekly Update: 11/27/16

So did everyone have a good Thanksgiving? And did anyone go out on Black Friday? I take that back, if you did you probably won't be able to answer my question since you've probably been trampled and lost some fingers and therefore cannot type (unless you use your nose or elbow, but that's harder than it sounds). I've actually still not been feeling well. I'm just so overexhausted and run down....
 

Book Review: Darkchylde: The Ariel Chylde Saga by R. Queen

Ariel Chylde has been having strange nightmares about monsters that feel real and has become the outcast at her school. But on her 18th birthday Ariel discovers just how real those monsters from her nightmare are, and she's determined, with the help of the new boy Perry---the one person who believes her---to stop them before they can bring evil to the...
 

Book Review: Labyrinth by Alex Beecroft

Kikeru is out on the beach one day when he gets assaulted by two Greeks and Rusa comes to his rescue. Kikeru is supposed to decide whether he wants to be a husband with a wife and family or a celibate priestess, but he doesn't feel like he fits into either position or gender and simply wants to be with Rusa. Before he can figure that situation out though, Kikeru, Kikeru's mother, Rusa, and Rusa's...
 

Book Review: Shadow Fall (Shadow Fall Book 1) by Audrey Grey

With a mother who abandoned her and a father who was killed, Maia has spent the last seven years imprisoned, hiding, and just barely surviving, even though she knows the asteroid Pandora is going to destroy the earth soon anyway. But when a mysterious benefactor finds Maia and offers her the chance to compete in the Shadow Trials for a spot on the space station with the Emperor and his Gold...
 

Bookish Musings: Indie & Self Published Author Appreciation Post

To be honest I'm kind of struggling with how to write this post. Should I make some lists? Should I just talk out? I'm not even sure exactly what I want to or plan to say as I'm writing this intro. But what I do know is that I LOVE self-published and indie books. I know I probably sound like some sort of bookish hipster every time I say that, but it's the truth. I didn't even know these books...
 

The Weekly Update: 11/20/16

I am 100% convinced my old laptop is sentient. The robot uprising is starting, guys. No, but really, here's the deal. When I first got my grandma's old computer hooked up and turned it on to give it a try, my laptop went nuts and started making the worst noises it's ever made, as if it got jealous I was using another computer and threw a tantrum. My grandma's computer didn't really work out, so I...
 

Book Review: The Man in the Long Black Coat (Dale Bruyer Book 1) by J.L. Aarne

Dale has spent the past year drinking himself into a stupor and avoiding people, unable to move on from James's death, but, when he wakes one day to find that James appears to have crawled right out of his grave, Dale takes that as his cue to sober up. Between the neighbor who insists he look into some recent murders and the angel, werewolf, and god now staying in his house, Dale's self-imposed...
 

Bookish Musings: Reviewing Books in Ongoing Series vs. Finished Series

Sometimes we read each book in a series as they come out. Other times the books are all released, but we read them all spread out anyway. Other times we binge read all the books in a row. So that means sometimes we write reviews before we've read the rest of the books in a series, whereas other times we write reviews after we finished them all. What I want to know with this post is, do you write...