Review: World After by Susan Ee

Title: World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) Author: Susan Ee Publication Date: November 21, 2013 Synopsis In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken. Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the ... Read More

Review: The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

Title: The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret #1) Author: Jessica Sorensen Publication Date: September 30, 2012 Synopsis If you loved Beautiful Disaster then you're ready to discover . . . THE SECRET OF ELLA AND MICHA A rule-breaker with a fiery attitude, Ella always wore her heart on her sleeve. Then she left everything behind to go to college, where she transformed into someone who follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. Now it's summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home. But ... Read More

Review: Faking It by Cora Carmack

  Title: Faking It (Losing It #2)  Author: Cora Carmack Publication Date: June 4, 2013 Synopsis Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade. Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his ... Read More

Guest Post by Dina Given: And Let the Writing Begin!

  Guest Post And Let the Writing Begin!   I apologize for the radio silence over the past two weeks. I was traveling outside of the US on business all of last week, and this week I landed myself in the Emergency Room with an allergic reaction to nuts. I wanted to send a very special shout-out to my sister, Natalie, who drove an hour to sit by my hospital bed, and slept over my house to keep watch over me.   I am feeling much better and have fully recovered from my ordeal, so I am ready to start blogging again. In my prior ... Read More

Review: Lily (The Blackwood Wolves Saga #1)

Title: Lily (The Blackwood Wolves Saga #1) Author: Bonnie Bliss Release Date: February 12, 2014 Genre: Urban Fantasy       Blurb Lily Blackwood is torn between two strong men... One, Wallace is her perfect idea of a partner, loving, loyal and handsome. The second, Bryn, is her true mate, the man chosen for her by nature and her family. Denial and naivety for nature’s choice, sends her into a rage of independence against the laws of her own destiny, family and her own father. Wallace Kirk is assigned to protect ... Read More

Guest Post from Dina Given on Brainstorming

Guest Post Brainstorming   I began fleshing out story ideas for my book the old fashioned way – writing by hand using a gel ink pen in a college ruled notebook. I found that handwriting during the brainstorming phase was much more beneficial than typing ideas into Microsoft Word. When I use a word processor, I have the tendency of re-reading, rearranging and editing what I wrote. This is not a very useful thing to do during brainstorming.   The whole purpose behind brainstorming is to go with the flow – do not censor yourself, do not ... Read More