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A Kick In The Perspective…And Other Lessons!

If someone had told me a year ago that I'd be crying because all I do is sit on the couch all day, I'd insist that they had lost all of their marbles. Sit and watch TV all day? Read for hours...uninterrupted? Where do I sign up? But a few weeks ago, that is exactly where I found myself. Crying...over nothing. In the most literal sense of the word.But, let me back up and start at the beginning. Set the scene...Since I started treatment, I have found that I spend an exorbitant amount of time repeating myself.How are you doing? Fine.Have you been eating? Yes.When do you go back to the doctor? Soo...
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A Kick In The Perspective…And Other Lessons!

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If someone had told me a year ago that I’d be crying because all I do is sit on the couch all day, I’d insist that they had lost all of their marbles. Sit and watch TV all day? Read for hours…uninterrupted? Where do I sign up? But a few weeks ago, that is exactly where I found myself. Crying…over nothing. In the most literal sense of the word. But, let me back up and start at the beginning. Set the scene… Since I started treatment, I have found that I spend an exorbitant amount of time repeating myself. How […]

Heart-Shaped Hack – Excerpt + Giveaway!

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  Heart Shaped Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves Publication Date: Aug. 25 Add it to your Goodreads shelf / Amazon wishlist    Excerpt Kate was taking a break and having coffee and a muffin at Wilde Roast Café when Ian slid into the booth and sat across from her. He was wearing a lightweight cream-colored sweater with a tan-and-green-patterned shirt underneath, and he smelled good. “Hello again.” Confused, Kate looked around. “Where did you come from?” “I walked in the door like everyone else.” “Do you live nearby?” Kate lived in the St. Anthony Main neighborhood of Northeast Minneapolis. The […]

The Affiliate by Linde – Cover Reveal/Excerpt + Giveaway!

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  Today we’re revealing the cover of Kyla Linde’s The Affiliate! I am so excited about this fantastic YA fantasy!!   Release Day: September 15th Add on Goodreads / Pre-Order Now: Amazon | Itunes   About K. A. Linde: USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde is the author of The Affiliate, the first book in the Ascension Series. As a military brat, she traveled the world with her family, imaginary friends, and ever-increasing supply of books. She has spent much of her life dreaming up new worlds and characters and forcing them into uncomfortable, usually life-threatening scenarios. After graduating from the University […]

Armchair Interview With – Amanda Panitch

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  About Amanda Connect With Her: Website / Goodreads / Twitter Amanda Panitch grew up next to an amusement park in New Jersey and went to college next to the White House in Washington, DC. Amanda now resides in New York City where she works in book publishing by day, writes by night, and lives under constant threat of being crushed beneath giant stacks of books. On your nightstand now: THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY by Stephanie Oakes Favorite book when you were a child: ELLA ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine, the MORTAL ENGINES quartet by Philip Reeve, the AIRBORN trilogy […]

Armchair Interview With – David Hofmeyr

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  About David Connect With Him: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram DAVID HOFMEYR was born in South Africa and lives in London and Paris. In 2012 he was a finalist in the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices competition and in 2013 he graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University with an MA in Writing for Young People. He works as a Planner for Ogilvy & Mather in the UK. Stone Rider is David Hofmeyr’s first novel. He also wrote the companion novel, Blood Rider. On your nightstand now: Butcher’s Crossing by John Williams. Anna and the Swallow Man by Gabriel Savit. Favorite book when […]

Silence Is Not The Enemy

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    Silence is defined as: the complete absence of sound.  For the majority of us, we have never truly experienced silence. We can “be still” and “be quiet” but true silence is unfathomable, incomprehensible, a mystery. The world we live in is one MADE of sound. Even in the quietest of places ambient noise encircles us, adds depth to our surroundings. It’s what we KNOW. But what if, in the blink of an eye, all that changed? What if…in one second, one twists of fate, one unhappy accident your world morphed from one of music and laughter into one […]

Armchair Interview With – Samantha Grace + Giveaway!

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  About Samantha Connect with her: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads Historical romance author Samantha Grace discovered the appeal of a great love story when she was just a young girl, thanks to Disney’s Robin Hood. She didn’t care that Robin Hood and Maid Marian were cartoon animals. It was her first happily-ever-after experience and she didn’t want the warm fuzzies to end. Now Samantha enjoys creating her own happy endings for characters that spring from her imagination. Publishers Weekly describes her stories as “fresh and romantic” with subtle humor and charm. Samantha describes romance writing as the […]

Skin of the Wolf by Sam Cabot – Excerpt

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  Skin of the Wolf by Sam Cabot #2 A Novel of Secrets Publication Date: Aug 4th Add it to your Goodreads shelf / Amazon wishlist Months after Father Thomas Kelly, art historian Livia Pietro, and scholar Spencer George found themselves racing through Rome in a desperate effort to locate and preserve an incalculably valuable docu-ment, the three are about to be reunited in New York City. Thomas, still trying to assimilate what he learned—that vam¬pires exist, and that Livia and Spencer are among them—is looking forward to seeing Livia again. Livia is excited to be allowed into the back […]

To The Steadfast – Cover Reveal + Giveaway!

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  To The Steadfast by Briana Gaitan Publication Date: Aug. 3rd Add it to your Goodreads shelf    A Sneak Peek! We don’t have drinks this time so instead I raise my hand for a majestic fist bump. I’m not sure what to wish/salute to this time. Over the weeks, we’ve gone through everything. Well, almost everything. “To love,” I say, knocking my knuckles against his. “To infatuation,” he corrects, fist bumping me again. “No, to the steadfast.” Our eyes connect. Both of us realizing how cruel life can be, how tempting it is to get swept away in the […]

Coming Home…

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  Most of you already know this, (it’s no secret) but I spend a significant amount of time reading big books. Now, I don’t mean “big” in the literal sense (500+pages – though I read a lot of those too) but more in the plot/character/drama sense of the word. I love diving into worlds where people battle dragons, run from serial killers or talk to oracles. Big EPIC books if you will! Which is why it might come as a surprise to some of you to see me reviewing THIS novel.  “Emmy & Oliver” by Robin Benway is NOT a “big […]