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12 Reasons Why Book Reviews Are Important

If you are a reader, then you’ve probably used book reviews.  Whether it’s word of mouth, blogs or review sites like goodreads.com or Amazon this honest feedback is the readers ticket to a sure-thing-read.  So why are these reviews important and more importantly, why should YOU write reviews?   Friends don’t let friends read bad […]

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Sun vs. Snow: Query and first 250 words critique

Michelle Hauck and Amy Trueblood are hosting a critique workshop/blog hop for anyone who would like peer review of their query and first 250 words. Please leave your comments below and a link to your blog if you would like me to critique yours. Title: LOGOS Genre: Adult Contemporary Fiction with fantastical elements Word Count: 80,000 […]

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Review: Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I know it’s only January, but I’m calling this — Best YA of 2015! So why 4 stars you ask? Pacing! If you’ve read other reviews you will see a contingent of DNF. A lot of this was because this was written in 3rd […]

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Review: Ugly Love

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ugly Love made me ugly cry. Not just a few droplets, the full blown Claire Danes mask. Every book I read of Ms.Hoovers engulfs me in situations that always makes me squirm! This was no exception. The writing of this story is beautiful. You […]

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My Creative Process: Blog Hoppin’

I joined a blog hop with my fellow writers and book sisters, L. Penelope and Nakeesha J. Seneb. They have shared their creative process and now it’s my turn. What am I working on?   I am editing my science fiction thriller, LOGOS.  I am on the twenty-fourth rewrite (give or take) and it’s being read […]

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Book Review: Hold on Tight by Serena Bell

Hold on Tight by Serena Bell My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4+ STARS! Read this in a single evening! This book pulls you in, makes you really care for the character and then it tells the story. Summer before starting college Mira wants to rebel. She wants to go to art school but her […]

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Book Review: Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles

Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles My rating: 4 of 5 stars I loved these characters! Olivia our heroine is smart, down to Earth, small town Texas girl who just wants to have a fresh start at college. She is on scholarship perusing her passion in astrology. She’s not interested in the typical college life outside […]

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Review: The Scroll of Life by Joshua P. Townley

The Scroll of Life by Joshua P. Townley My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Middle Grade is rad!” says the 40-something woman next to me at the library. Sharing your reading preference is like getting a glimpse of someone’s underpants. You don’t really want to know but if it’s right there in front of you, […]

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Form & Structure: How Long is a Short Story? – Daniel Orozco – Do these elements work for creative nonfiction?

I attended the Idaho Rendezvous on Saturday and sat in on: Form & Structure: How Long is a Short Story? – Daniel Orozco Whether a single moment or the span of several generations, the short story can encompass all such various narrative forms. But it must always present certain narrative elements to be called a “short story.” […]

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LOGOS: The Writers Voice Blog Post

QUERY:  Eve is a modern day Indiana Jones; acquiring ancient artifact, looking for clues to history’s greatest mysteries, and of course being hunted by an old and powerful organization. Roaming the streets of Rome, attending grand parties of the rich, and riding the gondolas in Venice isn’t the only excitement that comes with her new […]

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