9 Reading Invitations/Challenges for 2022

Of the many goals that you all probably have for this year, I invite you readers to squeeze in some goals that revolve around the books. I’ve suggested some for you below. Take a look! Focus on the quality of stories instead of the quantity. I’ve found, especially in the reading communities, that people areContinue reading “9 Reading Invitations/Challenges for 2022”

Book Review: The Devil’s Slave by Tracy Borman

Following the tragedy that resulted from the gunpowder plot, Francis once again finds herself in the dangerous Stuart court. This time, Catholic forces seek to dethrone the king’s son and heir and put his daughter on the throne instead. Francis finds herself blackmailed to ensure she plays her part in the coup. Can she useContinue reading “Book Review: The Devil’s Slave by Tracy Borman”

5 Christmas Book-Giving Traditions

I was surprised at the scarcity of websites or links that describe book traditions that occur on Christmas when I scoured the internet for some ideas for this post. I found a couple, but below I have suggested a few more traditions that may help your friends and family get into a reading and possiblyContinue reading “5 Christmas Book-Giving Traditions”

Book Review: Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

Kate Worthington wants nothing more than to go to India, despite the continuous persuasions of her mother and sister to get married. However, when she finds her plan to go becomes nearly impossible, she enlists the help of her childhood friend Henry Delafield to propose to her as a ruse while visiting his and hisContinue reading “Book Review: Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson”

Book Review: Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

How refreshing it is to find romances out there that refrain from the smut that we so often see, even in “regency romances” (*cough* Bridgerton *cough*). Over the past year or so I’ve become a fan of the proper romances found at bookstores like Deseret Book, so it only made sense that I should checkContinue reading “Book Review: Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson”

6 French Revolution Books in My Bookshelf

The French Revolution has always fascinated me, so I have enjoyed finding books about fictional and real-life characters who lived through the tumultuous Reign of Terror that occurred during this period. I didn’t realize how many of these books are TBR’s (“to-be-read”), so I had better get cracking! Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate ofContinue reading “6 French Revolution Books in My Bookshelf”

Book Review: How to Write Dark & Twisty Books to Showcase the Light by Mary Gray

“Just remember to have your inherently flawed heroes grow. Show us how, by the end, they ultimately climb out of their dark and troubled circumstances to find the greater light.” Page 20 Where has this book been all my life? I’ve always been a fan of gothic literature, but I never really contemplated why, exceptContinue reading “Book Review: How to Write Dark & Twisty Books to Showcase the Light by Mary Gray”

6 Thriller Film Twists I Didn’t See Coming

The time of year has come again where we can all nestle under our blankets and prepare ourselves to be scared silly as we watch those suspenseful films that are guaranteed to make us jump. For me, some of my favorites are the ones I think I have all figured out while watching, but thenContinue reading “6 Thriller Film Twists I Didn’t See Coming”

Novella Review: Eye for An Eye by Stephanie Black

Summary Mallory’s past has caught up with her as she tries to deflect the suspicion that has fallen upon her after drugs were mysteriously found in her room. Convinced that someone from her past is trying to frame her, she tries to uncover their identity with the help of her charismatic coworker Darien. Strengths Length.Continue reading “Novella Review: Eye for An Eye by Stephanie Black”

12 Ideas to Help You Get Over Your Writing Slump

If you are a mood-writer like me, then you may find it hard to find either the inspiration to write stories or the time to write. I know how annoying it can be to try and just sit there and wait for inspiration to come, so let’s brainstorm some ways that can help get thoseContinue reading “12 Ideas to Help You Get Over Your Writing Slump”