How many of you have already signed up for the Goodreads 2022 Reading Challenge? It's been a while since I really devoted my brain to reading actual books and not binging the occasional novel alongside too much fanfiction. So for the new year, and with a new mindset, I wanted to challenge myself. For 2022,... Continue Reading →
Most creatives I know reach that point where the cup runs empty. You struggle to find inspiration, the muse leaves you, or you can't seem to find ways to replenish your creativity. For fun, and on a variation of a theme, I wanted to share some of what has inspired me lately. Are you ready?
I no longer beat myself up for not accomplishing what I set out to do or compromising in order to keep up my emotional and interpersonal health. Like I tell my six-year-old, so long as you try your best, that's what counts. These days, I am trying my best to do better in every aspect of my life. With the mental and emotional room to turn to business and the business of writing, I'm approaching 2022 with a fresh attitude.
The tour may be official over, but you can still enter the giveaway! Meanwhile, check out highlights from each author and the books from this year's #FantasyforChristmas 😀
Magical contracts, blood-debt accountants, and a deadly game. An epic fantasy with regency flair, an improper and slightly stabby heroine with a penchant for trouble, clean, slow burn romance, and a dark and twisty plot that pits magic against kings, love against power, and a gothic underworld against a kingdom built on lies. Perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and The Shadows Between Us.
It's always a treat to read and review for a known author and series. I first read Marlene M. Bell's Stolen Identity shortly before it's release and fell in love with the characters, the history, and the adventure. While I was often on the fence about the sequel Spent Identity, I felt her latest in the... Continue Reading →
I'll be honest. It's been so long since I've felt in enough of the right mental space to write (be it blogging or storytelling) that I scarcely know where to begin.
Happy Almost-December, friend. I know it's been simply ages since I last posted here. I have at least half a dozen good and mostly not-so-fun reasons for this. But more about that later. Today, I'm happy to share the latest installment of #FantasyforChristmas. While I wasn't able to participate this year, I'm excited to discover new fantastical and sci-fi reads alongside you. And I'm especially stoked to share the latest from my bestie, Melissa Wright! As always, we're touching upon each highlight and what's to come. There is also a fabulous giveaway below. If you're a fantasy/sci-fi fan, join us on this tour!
Welcome back to another review with Lone Star Lit! The folks who love to highlight my fellow Texas authors and/or Texas-based stories. I've had a blast discovering new authors and books the past two years that I wouldn't have likely read, otherwise. As an author, and avid reader, I'm always looking to expand my literary... Continue Reading →
Happy Thursday, friends! Despite this past crazy year and half, I can honestly say one of my greatest enduring comforts has been books. No matter how chaotic, or awful, or overwhelming life can feel at times, I have found escape in the worlds and characters my fellow authors create. One of the reasons I decided to... Continue Reading →