Top Ten Books Read in 2019

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I’ve been lucky enough this year to read a great number of books so trying to choose only ten favorites was incredibly difficult, but at last here we are. The year 2019 has come to an end and to reflect briefly on those months that have passed I’ve come up with my traditional list of the top ten books I read & reviewed this year along with some honorable mentions Continue reading

2019 Indie Spotlight

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In addition to my usual end-of-year/new-year’s posts of my Top Books Read and Top Anticipated Reads, I’d like to do a post that highlights some of my favorite self-published/indie author/indie pub. books that I’ve read this year. My blog is open to all submissions and this leads to quite the variety of reads (which I love!) and so this post will be a moment to promote and praise some of my Top 2019 Reads that you won’t find being pushed and flaunted in major bookstores. Hopefully something will catch your eye! Continue reading

Collector’s Editions | Crooked Kingdom, ACOTAR, & Throne of Glass

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Today I decided to share my latest acquirements: the collector’s editions for Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom (fantasy) as well as Sarah J. Maas’ books A Court of Thorns and Roses and Throne of Glass (fantasy). I don’t really have the money to splurge on multiple editions of books but I loved these stories so much and the editions looked so lovely that I had to go for it. Keep reading for more on the books, my reviews, and sneak peeks into the bonus content included in these editions! (Bonus: I’ve also included a look at Embers of Memory, the Throne of Glass card game!)  Continue reading

BRN #29: Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas everyone!

This is a wonderful time of year although I know for some it can be stressful, heartbreaking, or lonely. Books can be a true magic in their ability to portal us to other worlds, other lives, an infinite realm of What If’s. They can be a companion relied upon to never abandon or alter. Whether this time of year is one of pure joy and celebration, or a time of memories that try to haunt and restrain, I hope and pray there is a book in your life that you can cling to and help guide you through this season into the New Year. Of course, a book can only do so much for the rest is up to you. Think on those characters you so love and draw strength from them, pull it into this life and let it hold your head up and your steps steady. Christmas is a holiday of hope, of the greatest hope, and I pray it will touch your heart this year and forever more. Never let anyone or anything steal your hope.

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Blog Tour | Heart of the Moors

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This tour filled up so fast, but as a huge fan of Maleficent I could not let the opportunity to join in pass! I am very excited to share with you about this new Middle Grade Maleficent tale called HEART OF THE MOORS written by Holly Black (author of The Cruel Prince)! Keep reading to find out more and even read an excerpt!  Continue reading

The Manhattan Ten

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After regaining the rights to her series, Lola Dodge is at last able to re-release this thrilling set of superhero novellas to the world! These novellas are fast, exciting, bite-sized pieces of adult fiction featuring superpowers good and evil with romance threaded between. I was pumped to receive an ARC of book one, Ivory, so I’ve added my review below! Dodge’s current plan is to release one novella a month beginning in October so keep an eye out! (I’ll keep updating this post as more info is released!)  Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2019

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Brace thyself for the beginning of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)!! I love books (duh). I love reading them, I love scouring the shelves for something old, something borrowed, something new, I love discovering new favorite authors, I love falling headfirst into a book I didn’t expect to enjoy, I love losing track of time and place as the words on the page whisk me away. I LOVE BOOKS!! Continue reading

Blog Tour | Crier’s War

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Today I’m happy to help boost the news about CRIER’S WAR, a new YA Fantasy by Nina Varela! When what should have been mere playthings rise up and wrest the kingdom from human hands, one can rest assured that humanity will not lie broken for long… Keep reading for more on the book and the author plus a fun guest post! Continue reading

Blog Blitz | Beneath the Blood Moon

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Are you a fan of werewolves? Melissa S. Vice, Editingle Indie Book Cafe, and Rockstar Book Tours have revealed the cover and the trailer for their upcoming Urban Fantasy Romance, which releases on October 15, 2019! Check out the awesome cover, watch the trailer, read an excerpt, and enter the giveaway! Continue reading