BRN #25: Reading Indie Books

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Indie Books: hidden gems or not worth the time?

I’ve always been open to reading books from any publisher, from the Big Five to the self-pub. In fact when I first began this blog over three years ago and was first contacted by self-published authors to read/review their book I didn’t think about them being self-published at all (it was still a relatively new thing back then anyways so I wasn’t aware they’d be different from traditional books) I simply was bowled over that someone wanted my opinion and asked for it directly. Continue reading

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Blog Tour | After Always

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I’m happy to share a part in the blog tour for a YA Mystery – AFTER ALWAYS by Barbara J. Hancock! Alluring, lyrical, and mysterious this book spins a story that will keep you captivated. Keep reading this post for two excerpts!  Continue reading

Addict | (book roulette)

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I am an avid reader and a dedicated book blogger but sometimes I get requests from authors to review their books and unfortunately I just don’t have the time in my busy schedule and/or perhaps it’s just not quite my thing. So every once in a while instead of reading/reviewing their book, I’ll agree to put together a little post to help pass along the word in case any of you readers out there will find it interesting. This time it seems the book roulette has landed on a Sci-Fi Mystery. I think if you’re into crime noir or stories with Private I.’s then this might be something you should check out. Here we go…  Continue reading

Cover Reveal | Alarum

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I am excited to share with you all the official cover for the new YA Post-Apocalyptic Western ALARUM! The first book in the Walking Shadows Saga (a series of standalone novels linked by the altered world they’re set in) by author Talis Jones comes out October 30, 2018! I’ve been lucky enough to read an eARC and I’ll admit that this isn’t really my go-to genre but I was surprised by how quickly I read it! Definitely a surprise read for me this year! It’s a bit Book of Eli meets Godless meets The Knife of Never Letting Go. Be sure to join the Facebook group Talismonium to receive exclusive teasers and excerpts leading up to the release!  Continue reading

Caleb’s Window | (book roulette)

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I am an avid reader and a dedicated book blogger but sometimes I get requests from authors to review their books and unfortunately I just don’t have the time in my busy schedule and/or perhaps it’s just not quite my thing. So every once in a while instead of reading/reviewing their book, I’ll agree to put together a little post to help pass along the word in case any of you readers out there will find it interesting. This time it seems the book roulette has landed on a Historical Fiction novel. It sounds like the type of story that might stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page. This post includes an excerpt and giveaway! Here we go…  Continue reading

Blog Tour | Fawkes

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Remember, remember, the fifth of November! When I heard about this book being a fantasy twist on the historical Guy Fawkes Day I knew I was interested. I’m so excited to be a part of this tour to promote Nadine Brandes’ novel, FAWKES. Although my stop was Tuesday with a Bookstagram post I decided to share it on my blog as well. Enjoy!  Continue reading

BRN #24: Bookish Eating Habits

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They say reading feeds your brain (and soul) but I’ve been thinking about it lately and this really is a funnily accurate statement. Books are truly like food for the brain! Yes I mean that in the sense that you absorb information from them, you learn from them, you widen your world view via them, etc. But in an almost comical way they can also reflect our eating habits…sorta. 😜  Continue reading