Originally posted on Capital Nerd:
If you love books, you’ve undoubtedly had to decide between getting some much needed shut-eye or reading just one more chapter — and by one more chapter, we mean the rest of the book. For those that tend to choose the “just one more chapter” option, check out these hilarious memes on…

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
As writers, we are constantly (adverb) told about the misstep of using too many adverbs in our writing. I recently received the book Nabakov’s Favorite Word is Mauve, by Ben Blatt which has the first attempt to quanitfy adverb usage by authors recognized as the masters of the craft that…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
If not, why not? I don’t have time The author probably spent a heck of a lot more time writing the story than you took to read it, no matter how slow you think you are, so why not take a few minutes to record…

Book Blitz~ Stolen Ink Author: Holly Evans Genre: Fantasy Date: 4th of August Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours Blurb: I’m Dacian, a tattoo magician. Life was pretty good. All I had to worry about was finding a pretty guy to fall into bed with at the end of the week. Then everything started to […]

I ask this question because I’m currently reading an Urban Fantasy novel that is causing me to scratch my head rather too often. I think the answer to the glitches in this specific novel is probably that it lacked beta readers to pull the author up over the many illogical facets of this world. If it […]

Book #4 in the Soul Summoner series The Taken by Elicia Hyder My rating: 5 of 5 stars I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying this series –a soon as I start the first page I’m right back there with the characters as if I’d never been away. Sloan is living under a countdown […]

On the eve of my father’s funeral, I find myself writing my review of this memoir with a real sense of gratitude that I was lucky enough to have loving parents, and little dysfunctionality in my family. My father was raised in a rather Victorian household, (he was born in 1919), where children were seen but […]

The entrance to Hampton Court Palace, site of the flower show This has been a very strange week. My father died on Thursday – not at all unexpected – he was 98 and had been sent home from hospital over a year ago, to die at home. Their estimate of his remaining lifespan was short by about […]

This week I’m reviewing a novel by C.S. Lakin – writers, if you haven’t discovered her blog yet, shame on you! You can find Susanne at LIVE WRITE THRIVE – well worth a look. She is a writing coach par excellence, and author of 18 novels. After following her blog and absorbing much of her advice on constructing and […]