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  • Writing Ranting – Pushing Boundaries part 1

    Writing Ranting – Pushing Boundaries part 1

    TRIGGER WARNING: This post mentions traumatic situations. Pushing boundaries in writing can mean pushing your personal boundaries or pushing your story’s boundaries. This means different things to different writers, but I’m referring to adult content and dark themes. Spicy scenes Graphic violence  Killing off characters Dark themes that might be triggering for you or readers […]

  • Book Review – We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal – 3 stars

    Book Review – We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal – 3 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. After loving the first book so much, I found this one a little disappointing in comparison. I still liked it, but found myself slogging through some parts to get to the good stuff. What I liked… The adventure […]

  • Book Review – Shifters in the Night – By Molly Harper – 4.5 stars

    Book Review – Shifters in the Night – By Molly Harper – 4.5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. So many Mystic Bayou books to love. This follows Jon, a selkie shifter with social anxiety, and Lia, another new arrival after the recent growth in the town’s visitors and population.  What I liked… Their first encounter was […]

  • Book Review – The Awakening, Zodiac Academy book 1 – By Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 5 stars

    Book Review – The Awakening, Zodiac Academy book 1 – By Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. Dragon shifters… say no more. 😍 This book took a while to get used to the characters and their ways. It definitely plays on the bad decisions, the baddest bullies, and the badass powers. Lots of bad things […]

  • Writing Ranting – Helping Other Writers! Part 2

    Writing Ranting – Helping Other Writers! Part 2

    Writing may come naturally in some ways, but not necessarily in others. One writer might have the ideas for a fun story with a good structure. Another might have a knack for writing dialogue, while another is better at scene-setting or world-building. These are just a few aspects that make a good story.  Working with […]

  • Writing Update – Out of Ashes, My Debut Novel!

    I’m so excited to be publishing this book after almost 3 years. It’s taken this long because I wanted to get it right. It’s been critiqued, had beta readers, been revised a million times in between, then queried and rejected. Okay, so I had a couple of requests for the full manuscript but was ultimately […]

  • Book Review – Fates Entwined by Jules Barnard – 5 stars

    Book Review – Fates Entwined by Jules Barnard – 5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. This is the 2nd book in the Halven Rising series. You can technically read it as a standalone without losing vital details to understand this book, but I would definitely recommend reading Fates Divided before this one for […]

  • Writing Ranting – Helping Other Writers! Part 1

    Writing Ranting – Helping Other Writers! Part 1

    There are lots of ways writers can support one another.  Sharing WIPs for feedback Brainstorming Helping through writer’s block and imposter syndrome Sharing about their books on social media Reviewing published books (ARCs) I try to do all of these things for those I can, and after a blip in my helpfulness, I’m now back […]

  • Book Review – Always Be My Banshee by Molly Harper – 4 stars

    Book Review – Always Be My Banshee by Molly Harper – 4 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. Two completely new characters, Cordelia and Brendan, join the league to investigate the strange energy in Mystic Bayou. What I especially love about all of these books is that the characters are all adults with adult responsibilities, but […]

  • Book Review – Selkies Are a Girl’s Best Friend by Molly Harper – 5 stars

    Book Review – Selkies Are a Girl’s Best Friend by Molly Harper – 5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. These books aren’t getting enough love, and it makes me sad.  I’m giving all the Mystic Bayou books 5 stars so far since they’re just so much fun for easy-read fantasy romances. This is book 3 in the […]