Tag: 2018

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It’s Late At Night, and I’m Trying Something New…

It’s late at night while writing this. Too late at night, and I’m trying something new.  I’ve only ever experimented with watercolors a few times. Nothing major. Just playing, really. I used to not really like watercolors, thinking they were the “poor man’s” oils. And boy, how wrong I was. See, I didn’t like watercolor […]

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Winter Dream: A Beautiful Yuletide Retelling

This Christmas Eve… no creature was stirring… Except, maybe, a mouse. At long last, can true love break the Nutcracker’s curse? Partial synopsis provided by Goodreads. WinterDream Author: Chantal GadouryPublication Date: November 27, 2018Publisher: The Parliament HousePage Count: 292Format: eARCGenre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, ChristmasCover Artist: Kathryn ThompsonMy Rating: ★★★★½ Winterdream by Chantal Gadoury My rating: 5 of 5 stars See […]

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Finding A Name

Looking back at older art can be so revealing.I was at my brother and sister-in-law’s house the other day and came across a painting I had done for them a year or two prior. It is a winter scene of their back/side yard when they first moved into their house. Back then, a little barn […]

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Guest Post by Keep Reading Forward: Why Mythology Is My Favorite Part In A Story

Well long time, no see everyone! It really has been a long while. Today I have Anthony here from Keep Reading Forward with a fun little discussion. Before we get into it, let me ask you: what is your favorite element of a story? Let’s see what Anthony has to say! People usually ask, “What’s your favorite […]

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eARC/Book Review: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town. Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys […]

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Mini eARC Review: Ride On by Gwen Cole

In the near post-apocalyptic future, the skies are always gray and people are constantly searching for the sun. Partial synopsis provided by Goodreads. Ride On Author: Gwen Cole Publication Date: May 22, 2018 Publisher: Sky Pony Press Page Count: 280 Format: eARC Genre: Young Adult, Science-Fiction, Dystopia, Western Cover Artists: Kate Gartner & Darren Hopes […]

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Blog Tour & Author Interview: Beyond the Moon by R.J. Wood

Beyond the Moon The Voyages of Jake Flynn #2 By R.J. Wood This is my stop during the blog tour for Beyond the Moon by R.J. Wood. This tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 11 till 24 June. See the tour schedule here. Beyond the Moon (The Voyages of […]

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Guest Post by PoetryBooksYA: Book Events’ Diversity and FOMO Issues

Hello, everyone! Today I have Danielle from PoetryBooksYA on my blog discussing her thoughts on diversity at book events. I’ll let her take it from here! Speaking only from my experience, I wanted to discuss my thoughts on how I feel about seeing so much drama on book event FOMO (fear of missing out) and […]

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eARC Review: The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer

In the ancient moors of Scotland, the king of Calidon lies on his deathbed, cursed by a ring that cannot be removed from his finger. When a mysterious fey stranger appears to save the king, he also carries a secret that could tear the royal family apart. The kingdom’s only hope will lie with two […]

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Down The TBR Hole #5

Wow, a week has already come and gone. Time to take another look at my looming TBR. This challenge/meme was started by Lost In A Story back in 2016. Here are the rules, in case you are interested in participating too! Rules: Go to your goodreads to-read shelf. Order on ascending date added. Take the first 5 […]

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Personal Update & April Wrap-Up

I wanted to give a bit of a personal update on what to expect in the next few months on this blog. I’ve mentioned here and there that I am expecting a baby (now in two weeks–which is crazy). Because of prepping for his arrival, as well as having family visit from overseas (and work), […]

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eARC Review: No Less Days by Amanda G. Stevens

David Galloway can’t die. Partial synopsis provided by Goodreads. No Less Days Author: Amanda G. Stevens Publication Date: May 1, 2018 Publisher: Shiloh Run Press Page Count: 320 Format: eARC Genre: Christian Fiction, Speculative Fiction Cover Artist: — My Rating: ★★★ What happens to a person when they can’t die? Is immortality really such a wonderful […]

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