Launching a book is nerve-wrecking

Star Spark is out – And why launching a book is terrifying

Star Spark is out today. Yay! It took longer to come out than I had originally planned, but it’s finally here. I’m really happy to bring these characters and this story to life. That said, launch day is always nerve wracking. I thought I would be calmer for Star Spark. I already launched three n…
Eden's Echo blog tour

Eden’s Echo by Lynn Veevers Blog Tour with Excerpt and $10 Giveaway

Today I’m one of the hosts for the blog tour and bring you an excerpt of   EDEN’S ECHO by Lynn Veevers. It’s hosted by  Rockstar Book Tours. Scroll down to the bottom to enter the giveaway. Please note that I use affiliate links for Amazon.   EDEN’S ECHO  Find it: Goodrea…
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Zuko and Kylo’s redemption arcs compared

The Last Airbender is on Netflix again and people are excited about it. And The Rise of Skywalker, erm, it’s on Disney Plus, yeah. Zuko is a beloved character from The Last Airbender, and many people praise his redemption arc. As a misguided young person trying to please a father figure, there are…
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How I saved by switching my newsletter to Sendy

I recently switched my mailing list to Sendy, and here I explain how I did it and my impressions so far and give you my review of the service. (Spoiler alert: I love it) This article also has some tips if you want to make the switch. Please note that most links are affiliate, but that doesn’t infl…
Unveiled by Jacklin Daher cover reveal

Unveiled by Jacklyn Daher Cover Reveal

Welcome to the cover reveal for Unveiled. I love the fire effects and the flower bouquet.  Unveiled Jacklyn Daher Publication date: June 6th 2020 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult What if your entire life was a lie? Sixteen-year-old Luxor Everstone had the idyllic life-wealthy, popular and bea…
THE DARK AWAKENING

The Dark Awakening Blog Tour – excerpt and $10 Giveaway

I am super happy to be part of the blog tour for THE DARK AWAKENING by D.L. Blade, with an excerpt of the novel, so you can start reading right away. This tour is organized by the wonderful  Rockstar Book Tours. There’s a giveaway, so make sure you scroll to the bottom and participate. Please…
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Cover Reveal for Calla (Pixieland Diaries 2) by Christina Bauer with elf ear cuffs giveaway

Just look at this beauty! I’m super happy to participate in the cover reveal for Calla, book 2 in the Pixieland Diaries, by Cristina Bauer. The book is coming out on July 28th, but it’s already on pre-order. It’s Young adult fantasy romance told by a badass pixie, great for people …
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The Dark Awakening by D.L. Blade blitz, trailer, and $25 giveaway

I’m really happy to participate in this book blitz for The Dark Awakening, by D. L. Blade. It’s a YA novel with wiches, vampires and more. We know YA vampire novels are cool again. Or perhaps they were always cool.  Scroll down to the bottom because there’s a $25 giveaway! This  …
The folk of the air review

The Folk of the Air by Holly Black video review and discussion.

Lots of people really enjoyed this series. I enjoyed it to, and discussed it with my podcast colleague Mary. I podcast as Denise (Day is short for Denise). We have a non-spoilery review followed by a spoiler-filled review and discussion of the books the Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, and The Queen o…
Guilded ruins book blitz

Guilded Ruins by Chantal Gadoury – Book Blitz and $10 Giveaway

Guilded Ruins by Chantal Gadoury is out, and I’m super happy to take part of this book blitz organized by Rockstar Book Tours  There’s also giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card About The Book:GILDED RUINS (Blinding Night #2) by Chantal Gadoury Pub. Date: May 12, 2021 Publisher: …
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How a cover saved a book

Star Spark is the first novel I’ve ever written, or rather, the first novel I ever started to write. Oh, wait, there was that one novel I started when I was nine, but that doesn’t count. Anyway, I’ve had the idea for this novel for many years now. Its temporary title was The War of the Lun…
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Diversity is not what you think

I was thinking about “diversity” and “own voices”, and wondering if people who want “own voices” are interested in authenticity or only in confirming their own biases and prejudices, so I decided to write about that. And perhaps I’m rambling. Many years ago, my mother opened a Brazilia…
Portals to Whyland Reading Order

Portals to Whyland Reading Order

Portals to Whyland is a 3-novel + 1 novella YA portal fantasy series. If you’ve read them, you already know that, if you don’t, know that it has magic,  portals, other worlds, adventures, and some romance. This post is about my suggested reading order and why it’s a little weird. …

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