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Book Review: The Stars Never Rise (The Stars Never Rise #1), by Rachel Vincent

 HELLO DREAMY PREMISE!!! It gets my check marks for writing: ✓ Writing, ✓ Premise, ✓Plot and ✓World-building 4.4 stars About the Book The Stars Never Rise  (The Stars Never Rise #1), by Rachel Vincent Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she’s too busy trying to actually survive. Her town’s population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that … Keep reading

What a week [44]: Conquer Camp NaNoWriMo: Back to outlining and characters’ motivation!

Welcome to my weekly recap where I share what happened last week in my Reading Bookshelf, Writing Desk and Blogging Corner. The featured section for this week is my… This is going to be a short update. Everyone at home was sick so I didn’t accomplish much last week. Since some of the wonderful writers that are participating in A BOOK’S GENESIS don’t have blogs  I’m very happy I did get to create A Book’s Genesis Goodreads group! 🙂 where we could all chat … Keep reading

What a week [43]: Conquer Camp NaNoWriMo. Write EVERYTHING!

Welcome to my weekly recap where I share what happened last week in my Reading Bookshelf, Writing Desk and Blogging Corner. The featured section for this week is my… That’s how DRAGONS invaded my no-dragons-allowed world BUT Why aren’t dragons allowed if they are super cute??? I’ll tell you all about it in May, in my guest post on Kimba’s Caffeinated Book Reviewer Today I wanted to share with you something that JUST dawned on me: Camp NaNoWrimo is about writing. Slow learner, my little … Keep reading

Writing Tip: Conquer Camp NaNoWriMo one milestone at a time

One tip I’d like to share with you today is: If a task seems too daunting, I break it down in milestones and reward myself when I reach each milestone. 🙂 If I had to think about the 20,000 words I have to write for Camp NaNoWriMo I’d probably get discouraged. That’s why I came up with a Machiavellian Plan and I set more manageable daily and weekly milestones. And, I’m very happy to announced that I reached my Week One’s “5,000 words” milestone! So I got this beautiful mug from Evie’s … Keep reading

Book Release and Review: The Demonists (Demonist #1), by Thomas E. Sniegoski

I’m so excited to promote the release of The Demonists today! DARK URBAN FANTASY AT ITS FINEST FABULOUSLY DARK AND CREEPY The Demonists gets all my check marks! ✓ Writing, ✓ Characterization, ✓ Premise, ✓Plot and ✓World-building 4.7 stars Wow factor: Seriously gory and creepy [Thanks BFF NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group for this ARC] About the Book From the New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series and the Remy Chandler series, a new dark fantasy series filled with demons, exorcisms, … Keep reading

What a week [41]: Why my Writing Desk is my favorite place in the universe!

Welcome to my weekly recap where I share what happened last week in my Reading Bookshelf, Writing Desk and Blogging Corner. The featured section for this week is my… Writing Desk which is now is my favorite place in the entire universe! Why?  Well, because I’m excited about…  A BOOK’S GENESIS is officially on! Let’s chat about the challenges of crafting amazing, unique and unforgettable stories, scenes, characters and worlds! About the challenges of turning them into words and those words into … Keep reading

Writing tips: Get it done! Camp NaNoWriMo Machiavellian Plan

  Camp NaNoWriMo is ON people! 20,000 WORDS! ONE MONTH! [Dark 0minous Music] This is my Machiavellian Plan to conquer Camp NaNoWriMo [end of Dark ominous Music] 1. Pinterest inspiration boards – done! Believe or not I have been preparing for this “Conquering Camp NaNoWriMo” moment for over a year now [without knowing it of course]. I started my Pinterest account before I started the blog. And I’m SO damn proud of it! A lot of hard work has gone into … Keep reading

Writing Tip: Get it done! Join Camp NaNoWriMo

I don’t know why but little kid blogger Daniela was always a little intimidated by the whole NaNoWriMo thingy.   She never had the time to find/read the answers to all the million questions she had. So she never did it! But today she was reading her fellow blogger Tori’s Monthly Summary: March 2016 and Tori said [or most specifically “squeed”] I’m doing Camp NaNo next month and I’m going to try to complete Silver Hood. *deep breaths* My goal for … Keep reading

What a week [40]: What is your Blogger Age? Part II – The Kid Blogger’s Playground

Welcome to my weekly recap where I shared what happened last week in my Reading Bookshelf, Writer Desk and Blogging Corner. My featured section for this week is my… Blogging Corner Welcome to Part II of my First Blogiversary Week Extravaganza Remember my story about being a toddler blogger? Remember THOSE posts I’m didn’t like too much? WHY I DON’T VISIT YOUR BLOG Well, VERY often one of the reasons listed was… BECAUSE YOU POST TOO MANY BOOK TOURS I was like… WOW… … Keep reading

Book review: Awakening and Amidst the Shadows, by Laura Greenwood

Darkly and Steamy These two surprisingly dark retellings get my check marks for ✓ Writing and ✓ Plot 3.7 stars About the Books/Short Stories   Amidst the Shadows: Tales From Here, After And Beyond BETRAYED A retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. All Cienna and Henry want is a child and Cienna can only see one way of getting what she wants; a deal with the notorious Xavier. But every deal requires payment and sometimes the cost is too steep. Awakening (The Alventia Series I) … Keep reading

What a Week [39]: Blogging Tip – What is your Blogger Age? Part I – Identity Crisis

Welcome to my weekly recap where I share what happened last week in my Reading Bookshelf, Writer Desk and Blogging Corner. My featured section for this week is my… Blogging Corner First Blogiversary Edition In my What a Week [38]: Blogging Tip: Does your blog design work for you? we shared our thoughts about blog design [thank you all for all your comments, you are all fabulous! 🙂 ]. and I realized I haven’t changed my blog design for months! So… I … Keep reading

Book Review: Sanctum (Guards of the Shadowlands #1), by Sarah Fine

I know what I want to be when I grow up… I want to be a writer like Sarah! 🙂 Sarah Fine never disappoints! [check out her interview!]! Sanctum gets my check marks for ✓ Writing, ✓ Premise, and ✓World-building. 4.3 stars I would probably read ANY book Sarah writes. 🙂 Her stories are just ME 🙂  Urban, dark, gothic…  and about the afterlife!! Sara is the Queen of the afterlife! No one mingles the afterlife with the real life more seamlessly!   About the … Keep reading

What a Week [37]: Writing Tip – Characters Relationships

Welcome to my weekly recap where I shared what happened this week in my Reading Bookshelf, Writer Desk and Blogging Corner. My featured section for this week is my… Writing Desk Beautiful People February – Valentines Edition As you may already know, I’m participating in Beautiful People, a monthly blog meme hosted by Sky @ Further Up and Cait @ Paper Fury. Every month they post 10 questions for us aspiring authors to answer. This month the questions were relationship-theme and… oh… [sight] I … Keep reading

Book Review: Wicked Ride (Realm Enforcers #1), by Rebecca Zanetti

When at the end of last year I fell into a really bad reading slump I knew it was time for desperate measures! Time to call the experts [shhhh don’t say anything but the “expert” is usually a romance writer 🙂 ]. I knew I could count on my girl Rebecca to get me reading again! 🙂 So despite the fact that THIS IN NOT a romance book blog [is not, is not, IS NOT!], I knew I owned Rebecca a public thank you … Keep reading