ARC Review — Lady Night

Title: Lady Night Author: Rita A. Rubin Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 370 pages Publication date: November 1, 2022 Thank you, Rita A. Rubin, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Lady Night—the sequel to Amulet of Wishes—starts off like an Avengers movie. The readers get thrown right into … Continue reading ARC Review — Lady Night

Book review – Ash Princess (Spoiler Free)

"Because I am not all right. I am a hurricane barely contained in skin." Title: Ash Princess Author: Laura Sebastian Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 464 pages Publication date: April 24, 2018 Ash Princess came to me in a weird way. I don't remember when I first heard about it, but I must've asked for it … Continue reading Book review – Ash Princess (Spoiler Free)

A friendly reminder

The publishing world may seem bleak. Literary agents and editors have been quitting. Less agent engagement in pitch contests. Barnes and Noble doesn't want to stock new and some already established writers. Lots of barriers are still in place for diverse writers. The list goes on. But while the world may seem gloomy, remember that … Continue reading A friendly reminder

The Last Book I… Book Tag

It's been a while since I've done a book tag, so I decided to do another! I saw this one on a blog called I Have 12% of a Plan, which is a brilliant blog name if you ask me. From one of my favorite Marvel movies. (Like in my top five.) Hope you enjoy! … Continue reading The Last Book I… Book Tag

ARC Review — Cruel Summer

Title: Cruel SummerAuthor: Bernard JanGenre: Science fictionPages: 513 pagesPublication date: February 28, 2021 Thank you, Bernard Jan, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Cruel Summer follows Michael, Alien, Rebecca, and many more. (You might remember Michael from my Postcards from Beyond review.) The story begins not long after … Continue reading ARC Review — Cruel Summer

Another year older!

Hello everyone! Yesterday was my birthday, and I decided to do another casual update like last year since I've been so busy. I started off strong this year, but at one of the conferences I went to, I got behind schedule. With volunteer work on top of that and projects overlapping, it had definitely taken … Continue reading Another year older!

Book review – Artemis (Spoiler Free)

"A clumsy, awkward success is still a success." Title: ArtemisAuthor: Andy Weir Genre: Science FictionPages: 305 pagesPublication date: November 14, 2017 I found Artemis on Goodreads or StoryGraph, and I clicked on it because of the title alone. Artemis is my favorite Greek goddess, so I looked at the book's back cover, which also caught my … Continue reading Book review – Artemis (Spoiler Free)

How to write great pitches for pitch contests

Writers use Twitter contests to pitch to agents, publishing houses, and editors. While some of the bigger ones like PitMad is gone, smaller ones still happen all the time. Now, pitch contests are like getting a lottery ticket. Getting attention—when surrounded by hundreds of other pitches—is difficult to say the least. But there are proven … Continue reading How to write great pitches for pitch contests

ARC Review — The Rose Vol. 2

Title: The Rose (Vol. 2)Author: P.D. AllevaGenre: Sci-fi thrillerPages: 550 pagesPublication date: December 21, 2021 Thank you, P.D. Alleva, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! The Rose Vol II picks up right where Vol I left off. Sandy is still trying to find her missing son, but … Continue reading ARC Review — The Rose Vol. 2

Book review – Wings of Ebony (Spoiler Free)

"Now… I don’t know what I feel. Nothing. Is that a feeling?" Title: Wings of EbonyAuthor: J. Elle Genre: YA FantasyPages: 368 pagesPublication date: January 26, 2021 I found Wings of Ebony on a book list and loved the cover and premise. I'm glad I picked it up. After Rue's mother's death, she discovers her true … Continue reading Book review – Wings of Ebony (Spoiler Free)