As the baby latched on with surprising fierceness, the nurse offered her own prayer.Let her be strong.Let her be sly.And let her be ugly. And I Darken, a story about an abandoned pair of siblings trapped in a country they want no part in. Lada: the firstborn with fire in her soul, eyes, and fists.… Continue reading And I Darken: A Review
I have read a total of four books by Holly Black: The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, The Darkest Part of the Forest, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. The best I gave a four star rating (The Cruel Prince). The worst I gave one star (The Wicked King and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown).… Continue reading Why I have Issues with Holly Black Books
It's the big day! Today I am FINALLY sharing the official cover for Rose's Wrath! Whoo! This novel has been a long time coming and the amount of editing I've done or hired others to do has seemed endless at times. But the publication date is fast-approaching and soon Rose's Wrath will be available to… Continue reading Rose’s Wrath Cover Reveal!
Guess what? I FINALLY finished editing Rose's Wrath! First, that means I can send it to a professional editor and have them fine-tune the novel for me. While I think I've found one, I'm most definitely open to other affordable editors you might know! So feel free to leave a comment. Second, you may be… Continue reading Editor Time! Plus a Second Cover Reveal? And Title Reveal?
Elaborate title, right? If you couldn't already guess, I'm not a huge fan of romance. Sure, I love a good ship, I will melt a little during an adorable scene, and occasionally I won't roll my eyes at a "first kiss." But the thing is, romance in books today is sadly lacking in quality. Instead… Continue reading Three Ways to Improve the Romance in Your Novel… From a Non-romantic Writer
I love reading YA. It was always my dream as a little kid to finally be able to browse through the Teen section of the library and pick a book from there. Unfortunately, that dream still hasn't quite become a reality. What is it with the romance? Honestly, I want to know. Every YA novel… Continue reading The Young Adult Genre and How it Has Changed