Originally published in Vella format, The Court Under the Sea is a tale of suspense and magic. Protagonist Karina Starheart lives a quiet life with her parents and sister. Theirs is a happy family, united and strong. It isn’t the sort of family that would expect a large change or challenge. Perhaps Karina’s life has … Continue reading Book Review: THE COURT UNDER THE SEA
You will enjoy SISTERSONG. It is a hymn about humans who make mistakes. It’s a story of envy and hurt dealt with in a realistic manner. It’s about the struggle many people face in order to be accepted for what they are.
I’m somewhat of a picky reader. Few novels can hook me on the first paragraph. I’m not looking for cliffhangers or prophecies. What I hope for in a book’s opening is beauty—beautiful words, imagery, the taste of a delicious story. THE MERMAID by Christina Henry — initially I saw the beautiful cover, I admit. Many … Continue reading Book Review: THE MERMAID by Christina Henry
Aurelie Kendrick hasn't spoken a word since she was a young girl. Lucky for her, vampires, known in her world simply as "pyres" like Alexander don't speak either. But in a dark world where pyres are enslaved, forced to drink the blood of their masters, can the speechless find a voice?
Kindle Vella has taken over my life. More specifically, this story has taken over my life. I've never been very good at writing endings to novels. I've always wanted to tell a story in serial form like Dickens; I never imagined how addicting it can be. 34 chapters have passed since I announced that The … Continue reading A June Update
There’s a new and unique way for you to read eBooks. It’s called Kindle Vella. And it’s vastly different from the common methods you’re likely familiar with – standard eBooks and physical books - because of how it allows you to read books one chapter/episode at a time simply by searching on Amazon in Kindle … Continue reading Guest Post: A New Way To Read by Sheila Sellinger
I have always loved classic literature more than most new releases. There is a soul in good classic literature which you can feel once it draws you in. Times were different when these books were written; social norms were not what we now know. Classics such as Pride and Prejudice have earned their fandoms (and … Continue reading 4 Obscure Classic Books You Should Read
The Sea Rose is my baby; it is the world to which I've escaped for almost six years. It's seen many characters, lost them, been rewritten, given up on, and given a second point of view.
You know that desk drawer where you toss in junk that goes forgotten for years? At the end of 2021, I felt as if I had opened that drawer and been shocked by how much was in it. I was anxious, unable to focus or find ways in which I could improve.
While I did not make any resolutions this year, I did choose activities and pastimes to focus on. Previous years have seen me dedicated to writing, rewriting and editing the same story. While none of this work was a waste—the practice helped my writing style to improve—it left little room for other hobbies. In 2022 … Continue reading 3 Hobbies I’m Learning In 2022
When opening your new dot-grid journal, make sure you’re not out to copy others. It should be a source of inspiration, a promise that you're about to chronicle your year while expressing your own creativity.
I’ve been quiet lately! A terrible case of Blogger’s Block meant I was at a loss for what to post. I know now to be careful with my projects in order to avoid burnout. Thankfully, the winter months are coming—and I tend to be most inspired when it is chilly out! I have been enjoying … Continue reading Series: Romance on the Orient Express