Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Faces

I know a lot of people don't like book covers with faces, but sometimes they're done really well and are really beautiful or striking. I especially love illustrated ones because it gives me the chance to see the character exactly as they're meant to look and to connect with them before I even start the story, plus I'm a sucker for pretty artwork. Even photos can be great if it's not a photo I've...
 

Update: Life and Books (Jan 2019) + I Made Art!

This is my first update post of the new year, and as you can probably tell, I've committed to just doing these as monthly wrap-up posts since that's basically what I've been doing anyway. I have no news about the dentist since I had a CT scan in December, and it took my current dentist four whole weeks, despite my multiple phone calls, to talk to the endodontist about the results before I was...
 

Book Recs: 10 Lesser-Known M/M Vampire Books

That's right, it's me, your friendly neighborhood vampire-loving book blogger, back with another post full of vampire book recommendations! Here's my previous post, if you'd like to see it. This time, it's all about the M/M* ones. *Most of these books are not technically romance. I used the term 'M/M' because they all have male characters who are either gay or bisexual and/or in a relationship...
 

Author Chat + Giveaway: Supernatural Creatures, Telekinesis, & The Immortal Coil Series // An Interview with J. Armand + Win a Signed Paperback!

J. Armand's Immortal Coil series is one of my favorites, what with its action-packed plots, fantastic, lovable characters, and multitude of supernatural creatures, so I'm really excited to have an interview with him on the blog today! And not only did he answer all my questions, he was kind enough to offer a signed paperback of the first book, so hopefully you'll enjoy learning about his books...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books I Read in 2016

Yay, it's time for one of my favorite posts of the whole year because this is the post in which I get to talk about ALL the books that I loved most all at once! It's a post full of happiness and good feelings, and I get to reminisce about the highlights of my reading year. What more can any book blogger ask for? Anyway, I debated how to do this. I mean, there are standalones, there are complete...
 

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2016

So you know how I usually choose ten covers/series for my Cover Characteristic posts? Well... Hahahahahahahahaha---Not happening this time. I don't know what happened this year, if it was just coincidence or if I started judging books more by their covers and letting myself be drawn in by all the pretty ones, but I read SO MANY books with gorgeous covers this year, and I want to share them all....
 

Book Review: The Immortal Coil (The Immortal Coil Book 1) by J. Armand

Dorian, having recently left college to move to NY, isn't really sure where his life was headed, but being attacked by people infected and turned into vampire-like monsters and then being kidnapped by actual vampires wasn't what he had in mind. Now that Dorian is learning about the supernatural world as well as where his own telekinesis came from and how to use it, he'll have to figure out who to...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Vampires

Vampires!!! I know I've mentioned this numerous times on my blog, but they are my favorite---my favorite paranormal creature, and one of my favorite things to read about period. I'm not going to go into a whole speech about how much I love them. Instead, I'll just get straight to the covers! :-)> (That's my one-fanged vampire smiley. I've named him Eduardo. It was the best I could do since...