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Why this New Mommy is Making Time for Herself and Refuses to Feel Guilty about it

On October 15--just two short months ago--I welcomed a beautiful, "little" 11 lb 6.4 oz girl into this world. And I feel as if I've changed so much throughout pregnancy and new mommyhood, too. I'm not as quick-witted as I once was, I rarely have time for anyone or anything other than my precious, little bundle, and I'm just plain exhausted.

Still, I wouldn't trade Baby Phoenix for

Reading Devil Music is like plotting evil with Squidward while chilling in an LA oil spill

Hi, everyone. I'm right in the middle of reading a really amazing new book. It's part lit fic, part thriller, and fully magical (you know, in a magical realism kind of way). I'll have a review for you later this month, but for now I want to introduce you to this quirky, cool author and her plot for world domination. Oh, and there's a giveaway at the end. Enjoy!

When a Cat thinks it’s a Dog, You get Great Fiction

Hello, and thank you for tuning into my interview with Rachel Gold, and author whose book I just adored (check out my review via my other blog). Somehow Just Girls was both super serious and incredibly fun. I used to review by separating out my ratings for entertainment value versus depth of meaning, and even though I don't do that any more, I would have easily given

“Shatter Point had me on the edge of my seat until the very end”: A Guest Review

This is a guest review by my good friend, Tracy. YAY! 

"I'm a killer. No better than a common murderer, and worse, really. More like a serial killer who can't help himself as he takes life after life, unable to stop even if he wished he could."

Right from the first few sentences, Shatter Point held my interest, with an opening like that how

Reading Shatter Point is like Speeding through NYC in a Porsche with the Most Interesting Man Alive

Just look at that beautiful title. In case you weren't paying attention, here it is again: Reading Shatter Point is like Speeding through New York City in a Porsche Accompanied by the Most Interesting Man Alive. Sounds thrilling, no?

And, guess what? Shatter Point really is like that, and so is its awesome author, Jeff Altabef. For a glimpse into the mind of the man who wrote this hot

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About the book: Maggie met Cooper at a young age, but even then she sensed something was wrong with him. His charm, good looks, and wealth could not hide the danger that burned in his sapphire eyes. Some nightmares don’t go away. He’d been haunting her from a distance for as long as she could remember. Now things have changed. When her sons Jack and Tom discover she’s been taken,

Hey, Writers. Have You Found Religion (in Your Writing)?

A Guest Post & Cover Reveal by Melissa McPhail

Every author should understand world-building. Whether engaged in the writing of genre or literary fiction, an author crafts a unique world with each novel. Even when set in the present day, the novel’s events layer a new dimension upon our visible reality. It’s the dimension of those characters, of that story, but it should feel as real to the

Shadow Swarm is like a plastic dinosaur driving a fighter plane through Middle Earth while eating a delicious hamburger

What got you to click into this article? Was it the WTF title? I thought so... Well, I've known D. Robert Pease for a few years now, and I can honestly say that the title does summarize him pretty well. If you read the interview, then you'll obviously understand much better. And don't you want--nay, NEED--to understand? Oh, and you could totally win a $50 gift card to celebrate this new found understanding.

Full of Excitement, but Difficult to Put into Spoiler-less Words: A Guest Review of EXODUS 2022

Today, I'm delighted to feature a guest book review by my good friend, Tracy. This is one we read together, and I will be sharing my review shortly on my other blog, www.melstorm.com. Needless to say, I also loved it! So read on for Tracy's review and a special tour giveaway--enjoy!

Tracy's Review:  Wow. I want more!! I would love to see what happens

Underdog Characters You Can’t Help but Root for: A Guest Review of Atheist’s Prayer

Today, I'm delighted to feature a guest reviewer on my blog! My good friend Tracy loves to read and review books, but just doesn't care for all the work that goes into updating and maintaining a blog of her own. I, for one, am delighted to have her and her awesome review (and giveaway) for The Atheist's Prayer by Amy R. Biddle. So read on, my friends, read on!


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