Friday, July 21, 2017

High Summer Read A Thon

#HSreadathon

Time for another readathon, and with its long hot days, summer is the perfect time for one!

Michelle over at Seasons of Reading is hosting once again. 

This one is 2 weeks long, July 17 - 30, and sure to give us plenty of time to knock a few books off our TBRs. I'm a slow reader, but I remain hopeful!

The line up of suspects for this readathon are:



Her Best Laid Plans by Cara McKenna
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See 

Unlike past readathons, these are all authors I've read before, so I know I'll be able to jump right in.

Check out Season of Readings here, and who knows, maybe you'll consider joining in on the fun! 

Oh, and P.S.: There are prizes to be had!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Dream Reading Nook

Some furnishing images from Arhaus Furniture


Had some fun making a board of cozy elements I'd incorporate if I were to create my dream reading space.

I love soothing grays, soft blues and natural stone colors. I mostly like to sit when I read, and this recliner looks uber comfortable. I can just picture myself in it, book in hand, with my feet curled under me or reclined, feet up. But you know, sometimes a gal likes to lay down and read. This long, wide chaise lounge looks inviting, especially with the window behind it. Great reading light! Lighting is important, so I'd want both an overhead lighting fixture and a table lamp. A plush throw for my legs is a must. Coffee and bon bons are a necessity, too!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Keeping Claudia now available!


How do you love someone whose past goes against everything you’ve ever known or trust in a future you’ve yet to believe in?

Back home in a town she once fled, headstrong Claudia Chiametti returns to the arms of the only guy ever to awaken her heart. Everything about Toby contradicts her family’s traditions and values, but she’s ready to take a chance on love.

Toby Faye is a new man, and the girl he’s long dreamed of is finally within his reach. With Claudia’s help, he’s put the past behind him. But one last secret hides in the dark corner of his past. The one that could undermine it all.

Can Claudia love him unconditionally …or will the truth cost Toby what he wants most?

Keeping Claudia is the emotional finale to the love story that began in Saving Toby, an unforgettable journey of a couple who discover the only way to love someone is with an open heart.

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard.

Full length, Contemporary Love Story.
Recommended Reading Age 18+
Though part of a series, may be read as standalone.


Get it on Amazon 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Keeping Claudia Countdown



Preorder on Amazon: Keeping Claudia

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Spring into Horror Read-a-thon Wrap Up

Wrapping up Seasons of Reading's #SpringHorror reading challenge. 

I got through two of the three books on my TBR for this challenge.

I read Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith first. It's an interesting book about two people down on their luck crossing paths, but definitely not a horror story. I'm not sure it even classifies as a thriller. I saw it on someone else's #SpringHorror post and took it for myself. Despite it, I enjoyed its slow ambling language.

Second up was The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I love Gaiman's speeches and have numerous quotes of his around my writing space, all which inspire me in my journey as a writer, but a few chapters in, I'm sorry to say, I just wasn't feeling it. It wasn't the writing. Gaiman's writing is lean, crisp and articulate. Perhaps that it was because the book is Young Adult and I had my mind on a more mature genre and a book that would unsettle me a bit.

After bailing on Gaiman, I went to Bird Box by Josh Malarian which a friend had recommended to me years ago. Bird Box is dystopian in nature, and mildly spooky. This was the book I'd been looking for, the one that unsettled me a bit. From the first page, I was hooked. I can't imagine not being able to open my eyes, to have to blindly try to survive such an apocalyptic situation. Frightening. Quick and fluid, this book moves and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys a thriller.

Thanks to Michelle over at Seasons of Reading for yet again getting me to read outside my typical genre.