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Horror Recs for Halloween

This is the time of year when horror book and movie releases vamp up. I am not a huge fan of reading this subgenre but I do from time to time. I’m more a fan of the movies, especially parodies of the genre. I loved Scream and other movies that poke fun at the ridiculousness […]

Verse Fiction: Call Me Athena

This YA Historical verse fiction was a surprise hit for me. It is beautifully lyrical and deserves an orchestral symphony–on page.I first listened to this book as an arc from Netgalley. If you liked Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, I think you’ll enjoy this one. I would go a step further and say […]

The Rules of Arrangement flips the HEA in Romance

Thank you to NetGalley and Alcove Press for providing an eARC. This is Anisha Bhatia’s debut novel. She is an Indian woman living in American. Her first novel has traditional Indian beliefs about women living in a patriarchal society. But it is not your typical hopeless or predictable story about a young woman whose only […]

Jeanette Escudero’s The Apology Project is a fresh Update to Romcom Genre

Author Jeanette Escudero is new to women’s fiction readers. She has written romance novels under the pen name Sidney Halston. Her women’s fiction debut is nothing short of a stellar introduction into her style of storytelling.  She writes funny, smart, career-oriented women who are relatable. They are not the virgin heroines that every man wants. They are […]

SATC Reboot and Female Protagonist in the 21st Century

As a fan of the old Sex and The City show I couldn’t not discuss the new reboot. There has been talk for years about bringing the show back. In a recent Marie Claire article, they discussed the reboot, And Just Like That that is set to release on HBO. The major difference in the reboot is […]

Reviews: who are they for and who should respond to them.

Throughout the month of April, there has been discourse about reviews and who they are for. I wanted to voice my opinion in an attempt to clarify what I think the consensus is. When I first discovered Goodreads [before Amazon owned it] I would go to this site to find out what readers opinions were. […]

Companion Novels: When Does it Make Sense to Write One

Companion novels are growing in popularity and sales. If you don’t know what a companion novel is, here is the definition offered on Bibliocommons.com: also called parallel novels or literary spinoffs, these are retellings which take place in the same world as another popular work, often from the perspective of a minor character. I became […]

Weekend with a book: Outlawed

Anna Todd is a journalist and author of three published novels. She graduated from Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2009. Outlawed is a western about a barren woman who is forced into a life of crime do to her husband’s family and their superstitious beliefs. This story deals with the old school of thought about barren […]

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