Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Merrie Destefano | Author Chat + Giveaway

Novelist and magazine editor, Merrie Destefano writes dark stories with a thread of hope. Her novels include Valiant, Lost Girls, Shade, Fathom, Afterlife, andFeast,and her work has been published by Entangled Teen and HarperCollins. Her next YA Science Fiction novel, Valiant, releases on December 4, 2018.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Email Marketing For Writers

Wishing you a Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!
Hello friends! Long time no blogging, eh? I know...I know! It's been a while but the end of the year is always rather insane for me what with my shop being busy and wrapping up photos for conferences I've been to etc.

Hope this blog finds you well AND I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Alex & Bounce hope so too!

Today, I'm really excited because I have a resource to share with you! Before we get going, please note this is a sponsored post* from Campaign Monitor.

If you've read my blog for any length of time (at least in the past) you'll know that I really enjoy talking about marketing. This is usually geared toward writers and authors, but the beauty of marketing is that it is widely useable for all sorts of business and vital to any type of product or brand you may have or wish to promote.

Today, we're going to take a look at Email Marketing geared toward writers and authors!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Thirst of Steel by Ronie Kendig | RE:View

Ah....Ronie Kendig has done it again! Created a beautiful ending to such a fantastic series!

In this third book, we take a bit of a deviation from the last two and follow more of Ram's story. There's also the introduction of a new character who I really liked - Mercy! I won't go into who she is exactly, but I loved her spunk in this third book. Also, the team comes back together in order to find (and get rid of) a final supernatural artifact. Interposed with short episodes from history, we see where a curse has come from and what it has to do with the sword that killed Goliath.

I really enjoyed the mixture of perspectives that we get to see and the little twists and turns that the story takes (of which I will remain silent so as not to spoil it). I did have a bit of confusion when it came to piecing it all together - BUT it all made sense at the end, something Kendig always does an excellent job at.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Jaime Jo Wright | Author Chat

Professional coffee drinker & ECPA/Publisher's Weekly best-selling author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing spirited romantic suspense stained with the shadows of history. Coffee fuels her snarky personality. She lives in Neverland with her Cap’n Hook who stole her heart and will not give it back, their little fairy Tinkerbell, and a very mischievous Peter Pan. The foursome embark on scores of adventure that only make her fall more wildly in love with romance and intrigue. Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at jaimejowright.com

Monday, August 20, 2018

Books Worth Reading

I decided to do a fun little list in place of the "new novel news" Monday because, while these may not be new, they are worth reading. They are in no particular order - in fact, if they are in "any" order it's due to the time that I read them since I went through my Goodreads list. Rather than add a ton more here, I've given you three words for each book/series.  You can read more of my thoughts in Goodreads about these books.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Book Review Pet Peeves

I've got to be honest here. I am all about book reviews. Obviously, I write them--you see them here and on my Goodreads all the time--but I also read them pretty consistently.


I go straight to 1& 2 star reviews ALL the time. Maybe that's weird...but I find them to be (at times) hilarious, entertaining, and to sometimes contain nuggets of helpful truth. There have been many that I've read that are complete junk and you can tell they were either written by someone who never read the book or someone who's carrying some sort of odd grudge against books of a certain type or something.

But, there are a few things I can say for a fact that really really bother me when it comes to reviews...

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Writing When the Sprinkler Goes Off by Beth K. Vogt | Guest Post

“People think authors sit outside on the lawn all day, relaxing. Writing. What they don’t realize is there are sprinklers going off.”