Review: Jinxed

Title: Jinxed Author: Amy McCulloch Stars: ★★★★ (4 stars) Amy McCulloch's latest heroine, Lacey Chu, lives in a world of technological wonder. After a crushing rejection on her road to becoming an engineer, Lacey uncovers a highly advanced "baku" - a customizable mechanical "pet" invented by MONCHA - the company behind her dream job!  Lacey repairs the cat-shaped... Continue Reading →

Book Review: WAYWARD SON

Title: Wayward Son Author: Rainbow Rowell Stars: ★★★★ (4 stars) After a thread disordered itself on Twitter, I remembered I do have a blog for these things, so spoilers are ahead - vague but definitely there. My biggest issues with this book come in that neither Penny nor Baz seem to make very important connections - ones which... Continue Reading →

Romance and Communication

As someone who used to avoid writing romance, my biggest reason came from one factor - the sheer amount of miscommunication. The bulk of problems featured in romances seemed solvable with a calm and rational discussions, and even knowing how difficult many people find having those conversation in the best circumstances, I hated to see... Continue Reading →

Research – Hockey Time?

As some of you know, I'm currently writing a serialized novel over on Channillo. GETTING TO GOAL is a young adult contemporary romance following a Beni - an aspiring hockey player who has finally made varsity...on the boy's team. My high school - and many schools in the United States - have rules which allow... Continue Reading →

Conquest Rising: Cover Reveal

Kat Parker dreamed of exploring the galaxy, but she never intended to do it as a prisoner on an alien spaceship. Forced to compete to stay alive, she’s one of only ten survivors - and their numbers are dropping quickly. Each test changes the victors. Genes or minds, they are the last in a long... Continue Reading →

BookSprout

As I'm prepping the launch of CONQUEST RISING (January 2020), I've been looking for a new way to distribute my ARCs. Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) are a great way for authors to get word about their book churning around the internet before launch day, and matched with a pre-order, they can bring in sales. However,... Continue Reading →

Marketing Week

I've done a few promotions (paid and free) in the past, but I find that besides Bookbub, it's extremely hard to get a good return on investment (ROI). BargainBooksy gets high results, but when you've got to lower your price and deal with a price per book (PPB) of ~$0.35, you need a high amount... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Month

Things are busy on the writer's side for me. THE ONE THAT LIVES is in Mark Lawrence's Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off (Yr. 5)! If you're curious, THE ONE THAT LIVES is a supernatural horror / dark fantasy. Pretty gory at parts. Imagine Supernatural (TV show) meets Lord of the Rings. It's also available on Kindle... Continue Reading →

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