Month: August 2016

SUMMER BOOKISH BINGO

BOOKISH BINGO IS RUN BY BEKKA AT PRETTY DEADLY REVIEWS. SIGN UP AND LEARN MORE HERE. The Details: Every new season has a new bingo card. This one is for books read in the months of June, July and August. The object is to get as many BINGOs as possible (five across, up and down, or diagonal) One square per book You do not have … Read More SUMMER BOOKISH BINGO

What I learned from Beta Reading

First of all, what is Beta Reading? Beta Reading (From my understanding): A Beta reader gives the author feedback (plot holes, continuity, believable characters and maybe fact checking) on a finished manuscript before the manuscript turns into an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) that is sent out to reviewers. These readers should really get medals because it takes hours to read a manuscript, take notes, rate … Read More What I learned from Beta Reading

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly post to share what you recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this week. It’s hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate. I took the idea from NOVELGOSSIP. I had an okay reading week. Read three books and planning to read more. I decided to do this post because I keep forgetting my … Read More It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Book Review: The Land of Stories (Beyond the Kingdoms)

Book Title: The Land of Stories (Beyond the Kingdoms)  Book Author: Chris Colfer Source: Bought at Barnes and Noble Rating: 5 Dragon Paws  For my review of book 1, go here: The Land of Stories (The Wishing Spell) For my review of book 2, go here: The Land of Stories (The Enchantress Returns) For my review of book 3, go here: The Land of Stories (Beyond the … Read More Book Review: The Land of Stories (Beyond the Kingdoms)

Book Review: Wisteria Witches

Title:  Wisteria Witches  Author: Angela Pepper Source: Downloaded free Kindle book from Amazon. My Rating : 5 Dragon Prints    Oh, what a fun read. It’s about Zara and her daughter Zoey (age 16) move to Wisteria and what they find in their new house and learn about themselves. This is my second novel that involves librarians and magic and both of them are really different … Read More Book Review: Wisteria Witches

Book Review: A Gift of Ghost (A Tassamara Novel)

Title:  A Gift of Ghost (A Tassamara Novel)  Author: Sarah Wynde Source: Downloaded free Kindle book from Amazon. My Rating : 5 Dragon Prints  I think this would fall under a new adult paranormal romance. I love ghost shows and ghost stories so when I saw this novel for free, plus a nice cover), I jumped at the chance to read it. I am happy to report … Read More Book Review: A Gift of Ghost (A Tassamara Novel)

Book Review: Arrival at Portal Island: The first mystery book in the Civilization Hunt series

Title: Arrival at Portal Island: The first mystery book in the Civilization Hunt series Author: Attila Benő Source: Bought Kindle book through Amazon. My Rating : 3.5 Dragon Prints  Our main character, Michael, gets an invite to a mysterious island where he learns about monuments, a castle, a barn, and that civilizations disappeared from the location without a trace. It was really fun to follow Michael around … Read More Book Review: Arrival at Portal Island: The first mystery book in the Civilization Hunt series

Book Review: The Land of Stories (A Grimm Warning)

Book Title: The Land of Stories (A Grimm Warning)  Book Author: Chris Colfer Source: Bought at Barnes and Noble Rating: 5 Dragon Paws  For my review of book 1, go here: The Land of Stories (The Wishing Spell) For my review of book 2, go here: The Land of Stories (The Enchantress Returns) Please don’t read this review if you haven’t read the first two books. … Read More Book Review: The Land of Stories (A Grimm Warning)

Book Review: The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls #1)

Title:  The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls #1) Author: Kristen Painter Source: Downloaded free Kindle book from Amazon. My Rating : 5 Dragon Prints  I have to confess a couple of things. First, I’m not into vampire stories. The only decent vampire story that I liked was by a fellow self- published author called The Bathory Curse. Second, I secretly love Happily Ever After stories, … Read More Book Review: The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls #1)

Thursday Writing Tip #10 and #11

 

Book Review: Forever Charmed (Halloween LaVeau #1)

Book Title: Forever Charmed (Halloween LaVeau #1)    Book Author: Rose Pressey Source: Downloaded free Kindle book from Amazon. Rating: 4 Dragon Paws    This is another great one that is available on Amazon to download for free about witches, vampires, covens, and something called the Underworld. What drew me to the book was the main heroine, Hallie or Halloween. I’m not sure how she … Read More Book Review: Forever Charmed (Halloween LaVeau #1)

Book Review:Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft: A Humorous Paranormal Romance (Jane Madison Series Book 1)

Title: Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft: A Humorous Paranormal Romance (Jane Madison Series Book 1) Author: Mindy Klasky Source: Downloaded free Kindle book from Amazon. My Rating : 5 Dragon Prints  Now, this is what I call fun writing. Mindy made everything fun in her first novel in the series about Jane Madison and her being a witch. There was only one moment that confused me on … Read More Book Review:Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft: A Humorous Paranormal Romance (Jane Madison Series Book 1)