Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Death of Mungo Blackwell by Lauren H. Brandenburg | Extract

Charlie's lost everything, but the legendary death of Mungo Blackwell will help him find himself...

Join me on the blog today with Lauren H. Barndenburg and a special excerpt from her new release, The Death of Mungo Blackwell!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

100 Ways to Love Your Husband by Lisa Jacobson | RE:View

Couples with great marriages know one simple truth: the best marriages are made up of many everyday decisions that say, "I love you" rather than those that say, "I love me." 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

NaNo-ing in 2019

Hello friends! I'm sure you've all been on the edge of your seat wondering...will Emilie participate in NaNoWriMo this year? (Ha, okay so maybe not) But the answer is....YES! And here's why...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Perfect Christmas Reads

Is anyone else in search of the perfect Christmas read? Guess what? I didn't just find ONE book, I found FIVE!!! *Cue excited dancing*

I am so excited to show off 5 different books releasing (or already released) for Christmas this year! I'll include links (affiliate links) below and a brief description of each from Amazon. Maybe one will catch your eye - or like me, you'll buy all of them (Emilie regrets nothing).

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Lindsay Harrel Q & A | Guest Post

I've had the pleasure of meeting Lindsay a few times and she is just the sweetest! I'm excited to partner with her today to offer a fun Q & A as well as a giveaway. We'll be talking about her latest release, The Secrets of Paper and Ink, a time slip (modern day & historical).

Monday, July 22, 2019

Updates: Life and Writing

Hello my reader friends. Goodness it has been a long time since I've done an actual post. What is up with me? But I did want to take a few minutes to fill you in on what's been going on with me. So here it is!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon | Book Feature

Come take a look at this new release, Alex Rider: Secret Weapon. Out TODAY!

"International bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's short story collection expands the universe of teen spy Alex Rider with more thrilling action, espionage, and pulse-pounding heroics."

Monday, April 22, 2019

SmileBrilliant Ultrasonic Toothbrush | RE:VIEW

Have you ever used an electronic toothbrush? Have you wanted to?

A big thank you to SmilieBrilliant for gifting me a free CariPro ultrasonic toothbrush to try out and share with you all! In this post I'll talk about the pros and cons I've observed while using this toothbrush and I'll be offering an awesome GIVEAWAY opportunity too!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Memory House by Rachel Hauck | Blog Tour

A woman who's on shaky ground in her job as a New York city cop. A struggling sports agent starting over. An inherited house and the story of its origins.

All of these details woven together by the skill of master story teller Rachel Hauck!

Friday, February 22, 2019

The Line Between by Tosca Lee | Re:View

Wild and frighteningly plausible, The Line Between by Tosca Lee is a thrilling tale that will have you considering preparations for the end of the world.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

After the Rain by Brandy Bruce | Re:View

What happens when you've lost the love of your life? You start over, right? Well, that's what Deb does in Brandy Bruce's sweet novel, After the Rain.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

January Reading Wrap-Up | 2019

Wow. I had quite the reading adventure this January. Here is what I read and a little snippet on what I thought about each book. To view more of my reviews (not on all books but on some) check out my Goodreads page here.

Friday, February 1, 2019

We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott | Blog Tour

What is the worst lie you ever told? 

I'm talking about this here on the blog today as well on my Instagram (see the post here).

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Perfect Writer’s Accessory: A JORD Wood Watch

The Perfect Writer’s Accessory: A JORD Wood Watch

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

I have found it, my friends. The perfect accessory for writers! No, this is not a pen or a computer or even a notebook, it’s a wood watch! Least you think I’m over exaggerating, I’m going to give you three reasons why you should consider getting a Jord Wood Watch or gifting one to your favorite writer.

Three Reasons A Writer Needs A Jord Wood Watch 


1. Style

This should probably go without saying, but Jord Wood Watches are oozing with style! I know when I first visited their website (click here to check it out) I had to pick my jaw up off the floor because I thought: “Woozah these wood watches are stunning!” Now, having my very own Jord Wood Watch, I can see (and feel) the quality and style of these amazing watches.

One of the things I like best about their wood watches is the fact that they are made with “natural, and largely re-claimed materials”! Plus, they look simply amazing. The natural wood adds a lot when it comes to style, and can be paired with rustic outfits but looks equally amazing with something chic too.

2. Usefulness

This reason is not mind-blowing, but it’s true. A writer needs a watch to tell time. What? I know, crazy, right? In all seriousness, I’ve begun to realize that the more I rely on my phone, the more connected I am to everything, and the less I get accomplished. I’ve started to turn my phone to ‘do not disturb’ or leave it in another room to make sure that I’m accomplishing my goals. I’ve found it’s too tempting to look down at it and get distracted by updates and messages.

The same is true for in-person meetings. Have you been there? Sitting at a table with a friend chatting over coffee when all of the sudden you wonder what time it is? Then you look at your phone and BAM, you’re hit with all the messages you missed while you were talking. What happens next? You apologize and then start to answer them. To me, this means the conversation time is over because that connection has been broken.

A simple solution to this is a watch. No matter if you’re meeting with a friend, a date, or a potential book agent or editor, there’s no need to disrupt your conversation to find the time if you’ve got a watch on. All the better if it’s a stylish watch too, right?

3. Confidence

If you’ve followed my story, and this blog, for a while now, you know that I’m a conference photographer. One of the things I now realize I’ve been missing is a stylish watch to accompany me to the conference. You can bet that I’ll be wearing my Jord Wood Watch to the conferences I’m attending this year.

On this note, my third reason you need a Jord watch is the simple fact that a quality accessory like a unique and stylish wood watch can go a long way to adding confidence. I fully believe confidence is built inside and overflows to the outside.

If you’re wondering how simply adding a watch to your ensemble can be a confidence booster, let me explain with a personal story. My first time going to a large writers conference (we’re talking 600+ people) I was terrified. I was going to be there for five days and didn’t know anyone. Plus, it was in a city I’d never been in. Part of the confidence I gained came from planning and doing research on what would happen at the conference, but the rest came from an unexpected source. My wardrobe!

I know, it may sound silly, but it’s the truth. I didn’t spend a ton of money, but I did take myself shopping and switched my mindset to professionalism. It might be hard to believe, but when I got to the conference and put on my first outfit (one I’d picked out weeks ahead of time) I felt so confident. That confidence was built inside—in knowing that I was there for a reason and knew what I was doing—but it was fortified by how I felt about myself and how I looked. I felt good!

Something as simple as an elegant, stylish, and useful watch may just be exactly what you need to help build your confidence. Perhaps you have a conference to attend this year and maybe you’re pitching to an agent in person, consider what you wear and the accessories you include as part of your preparation.

Can I add a 4th reason? Oh good, glad you said yes!

So, my #4 reason that this watch is great for a writer is the fact that almost all Jord Wood Watches can be engraved. Words are important to a writer! So, whether this is a gift and you’re picking out the perfect thing to say, or if it’s a purchase for yourself and you want to include something on it that will encourage you, Jord can help with that.

So there you have it, my three (okay, four) reasons why I think every writer should have a Jord Wood Watch.

What do you think? Do you wear a watch? Which one of these reasons sticks out to you the most? Let me know in the comments below!


Don’t have a Jord Wood Watch yet? Enter to win $100 off any Jord Wood Watch by following this link: www.jordwatches.com/g/eahendryx And, just in case you weren’t sure if you wanted to enter, anyone who enters will also be emailed a consolation 10% off gift code!!!

**I’ve had the pleasure to partner with Jord Watches for this post. Jord (pronounced Yode) is based in St. Louis, where they are constantly developing new designs. Their watches are “a sophisticated mix of natural, and largely re-claimed materials, combined with quality movements and components.” Follow this link to learn more about Jord and to find your own perfect wood watch!

Friday, January 18, 2019

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers | RE:View

I have long loved Francine Rivers. From Redeeming Love to the Voice in the Wind series I have almost literally drooled over her writing and her beautiful stories. She has a way to create such real characters that have a lasting impact on you. The Masterpiece was no exception.

I was so excited when I read on the back of my advanced reading copy that this book was taking her back to her romance roots. Don’t get me wrong, I love when an author branches out, but the large part of my heart that loves Francine Rivers’s writing loves the way she tells romance in the midst of a redemptive thread.

With The Masterpiece we are introduced to a deeply troubled and hurting man—Roman—and then get to watch as his life intersects with a Grace (both the woman and the truth). As only Francine Rivers can do, she waves their story together in perfect harmony. The attraction, the struggles, the difficult decisions, the facing of Truth. All of it comes together in a story that will hold you and not let you go until the end.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A New Year's Non-Commitment

Yes, I do realize that we're 17 days into the New Year and you haven't heard from me for much longer than that. I'm afraid that, if I apologize for my absence, I may start to sound like a broken record 😑 So, in place of that apology I'm going to try and not try.