Hi everyone! Today, I have book reviews for two gripping reads from an author new to me. I discovered Carey Baldwin and Her First Mistake after reading a review on Mae Clair’s blog last year. Having bought, read, and enjoyed …

#BookReviews: Her First Mistake and The Marriage Secret by Carey Baldwin @CareyBaldwin @bookouture @NetGalley Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for any syllabic form based on a theme prompt. Ken Gierke (Rivrvlogr) from last month’s challenge picked the theme: TRANSITIONS You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I’ve chosen …

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Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a dark, gritty, and gripping read from an author new to me. I discovered David Six and his book Lake Abandon via Twitter and received a free ARC from BookSprout >>> …

#BookReview: Lake Abandon by David Six @AuthorDavidSix @booksproutapp Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for any syllabic form based on a photo prompt. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. Diana Peach chose this week’s image … I’ve chosen an inverted Etheree as …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #261 #PhotoPrompt @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Etheree Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a fun children’s read by an author new to me, Rosalind Barden >>> About the Book: Lots of characters have it bad, in my Bunker Hill neighborhood smack dab in the …

#BookReview: Sparky of Bunker Hill and the Cold Kid Case by Rosalind Barden @BardenRosalind @bookroar_tweets Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a series of Abhanga verses. Colleen explains: We write Abhanga in any number of 4-line stanzas with 6-6-6-4 syllables each. L2 and L3 rhyme. The end rhyme …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #260 #SpecificForm @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Abhanga Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a read I picked up via a review site. I haven’t come across this writer before, but I’ll be checking out more books by Kaitlin Corvus >>> About the Book: The …

#BookReview: NightHawks by Kaitlin Corvus @KaitlinCorvus @bookroar_tweets Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, it gives me great pleasure to have fellow author, Story Empire contributor, and friend, Jan Sikes come over for a visit. Jan has some exciting news, and here she is to tell you all about it >>>  …

#NewBook: Jagged Feathers by Jan Sikes @JanSikes3 @WildRosePress Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for poem based on colour. I’ve written a Diatelle, which has fifteen lines in the following syllable count … 1-2-3-4-6-8-10-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1, and a rhyme rhythm of abbcbccaccbcbba. You can find …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #259 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Colour #TasteTheRainbow #Diatelle Read more »

Hi everyone. Today, it gives me great pleasure to share my review for fellow author, Story Empire contributor, and friend, Staci Troilo, for her latest book, Pour It On. I’ve posted this on a Monday because all my Thursday review slots …

Pour It On! #NewBook by Staci Troilo @stacitroilo Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a read I picked up via NetGalley. This is Stacy Willingham’s first novel, and what a debut >>> About the Book: From debut author Stacy Willingham comes a masterfully done, lyrical …

#BookReview: A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham @svwillingham @HarperCollins Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for poem based on the concepts of Memories: Sweet and Sour. I’ve written a stacked (or double) Etheree, which has ten lines in each stack in the following syllable …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #258 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #ThemePrompt #Etheree Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a read I picked up via NetGalley. This novel is from a writer new to me, Linwood Barclay >>> About the Book: It’s always the husband, isn’t it?  One weekend, while …

#BookReview: Take Your Breath Away by Linwood Barclay @linwood_barclay @HQstories Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for an Ekphrastic poem, which today, uses a photo prompt as the art form. I’ve written a stacked (or double) Etheree, which has ten lines in each stack …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #257 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt #Etheree Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a read I picked up via NetGalley. This novel is from a debut writer, Abigail Bergstrom, and I’ll be looking out for more from this author >>> About the Book: The …

#BookReview: What A Shame by Abigail Bergstrom @AbigailBergstrm @HodderBooks Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a Haiku. I’ve used sunshine as my Kigo, as it can appear in any season. You can find Colleen’s post HERE.   I’ve chosen a Haiku in …

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Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a read I picked up via a review site. I haven’t come across this writer before, but I’ll be checking out more of J C Gemmell’s books >>> About the Book: …

#BookReview: The Visionary by J C Gemmell @JcGemmell @bookroar_tweets Read more »

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a Syllabic poem of the author’s choice, featuring a colour. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I’ve chosen a Senryu in three lines of …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #255 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #TasteTheRainbow #Tanka Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a read from fellow author and friend, Yvette M Calleiro. I’ve posted this book review on a Monday instead of my usual review Thursday because I won’t be online so much …

#BookReview: Hype by Yvette M Calleiro @YvetteMCalleiro Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a read I picked up via NetGalley. I haven’t come across this writer before, but I’ll be checking out more of his work >>> About the Book: For fans of Gillian …

#BookReview: The House of Ashes by Stuart Neville @stuartneville @bonnierbooks_uk Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a read I picked up via a review site. I haven’t come across this writer before, but I’ll be waiting for more >>> About the Book: What if you learned an …

#BookReview: Riebeckite by O R Lea @ORLeaAuthor @bookroar_tweets Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a read I picked up via NetGalley. This is Nita Prose’s first novel, and what a debut >>> About the Book: Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with …

#BookReview: The Maid by Nita Prose @NitaProse @HarperCollins Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a Tanka Prose. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I wanted to bracket my prose paragraph with a Tanka either side. It’s entitled: PAINSTAKING  When you feel grumpy …

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Hi everyone. Today, it gives me great pleasure to host fellow author, friend, blogger, and Story Empire contributor, Jan Sikes, who wants to tell us about her new book. Take it away, Jan >>> It has been said many times …

#NewBook: Mountain Laurel Christmas by Jan Sikes @JanSikes3 Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a favourite writer of mine, D G Kaye … an author many of us know and love >>> About the Book: “I often found myself drifting from a state of normal …

#BookReview: Meno-What? by D G Kaye @pokercubster #Menopause #womensissues Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a read I picked up via NetGalley. This is Nikki Erlick’s first novel, and what a debut. Please note that the book cover is a place holder, and the novel publishes …

#BookReview: The Measure by Nikki Erlick @nikkierlick @HarperCollins Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a verse using metaphor and allegory from a photo supplied by Lisa – The Versesmith. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I have chosen a Tanka, which has …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #252 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #PhotoPrompt #Tanka Read more »

Hi everyone. Today, it gives me great pleasure to have fellow author Yvette M Calleiro over to tell us all about her new book! Take it away, Yvi >>> GIVEAWAY:  3 e-book copies of HYPE! Leave a comment below for your chance …

Welcome to Day 4 of The HYPE Blog Tour @YvetteMCalleiro #Hype #NewRelease #BookPromo #YAFiction Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for an author I respect immensely, and whom many of you know, Colleen Chesebro >>> About the Book: Are you ready to learn how to craft Japanese and American poetry? Consider this …

#BookReview: Word Craft: Prose & Poetry by Colleen M Chesebro @ColleenChesebro @SyllabicPoetry Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a butterfly cinquain on the theme of “Taste the Rainbow”. Pat (wildchild47) chose this week’s theme. Unfortunately, Pat’s websites are all deleted. I sure hope she’s okay. You …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #251 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Cinquain #ButterflyCinquain Read more »