I hear you

I hear you howland I wait Cause I don't know how much I can take The forest is on firebut so is the ocean If I only I can figure out the notion I hear you screamand I wait Cause I'm still waiting for the storm to take If the hurricanemeets a tornado I just … Continue reading I hear you

Society

Society demandsbut I don't listen to thosemanipulative words Pushed to the backgroundwho notices their staresif no mirrors are around? Society begsbut I've left themin the rearview mirror Shoved to the dirtwho notices their threatsif no one's around? Society screamsbut I've put onmy headphones, full volume Squished to their moldI decided to be my own societyto … Continue reading Society

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

Should comp titles be necessary?

I don’t usually do publishing hot takes, but I do wonder what everyone else’s opinion on this is. I've seen people agree that comp titles (comparative titles) are necessary, and I don’t think they see the other side. Comp titles are popular in queries, and in some places, they are required. I’ve been in Q&As … Continue reading Should comp titles be necessary?

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

ARC Review — Urban Disorders

Title: Urban DisordersAuthor: Natasha N. DeonarainGenre: PoetryPages: 36 pagesPublication date: September 23, 2022 Thank you, Natasha N. Deonarain, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Urban Disorders is a quick read full of poems that fit together but don't follow a particular concrete theme. They explore many parts … Continue reading ARC Review — Urban Disorders