Author Interview: Samantha Shaw

Happy Spooky season, friends! Last week, I shared my review of the delightfully scary short story “Gethen Manor.” This week, I am honored to share an interview with the author Samantha Shaw. Shaw is a resident of eastern Ohio, and has two jobs: one being an author and running a bookstagram and two being anContinue reading “Author Interview: Samantha Shaw”

Short Story Review: Gethen Manor by Samantha Shaw

Happy Spooky Season, friends! In honor of October, and all things spectacularly scary, I read the short story “Gethen Manor” by Samantha Shaw. “Gethen Manor” is a quick and delightfully horrific tale of a Halloween party gone wrong. I highly recommend this story to fans of horror, demons, and writing that keeps you sitting onContinue reading “Short Story Review: Gethen Manor by Samantha Shaw”

Author Interview: S. D. Simper

Last week, I wrote a 5 star review of the fantasy sapphic romance The Fate of Stars (Book one of the Sea and Stars Trilogy). This week, I had the privilege of interviewing the author S.D. Simper. Simper is a full time author residing in Arizona. In addition to writing, music is a big talentContinue reading “Author Interview: S. D. Simper”

Book Review: Fate of Stars by S. D. Simper

“It was an old adage, that some people were fated to meet, to teach each other a lesson they so desperately needed, perhaps to save their lives.” – S. D. Simper The Fate of Stars by S. D. Simper (ISBN: 978-1952349089) is a beautiful fantasy sapphic romance, with an intriguing enemies to lovers trope. TheContinue reading “Book Review: Fate of Stars by S. D. Simper”

Author Interview: Audrey Coulthurst

Last week, I reviewed the wonderful YA fantasy Of Fire and Stars, and this week I am honored to interview the author Audrey Coulthurst. Residing in Oregon, Coulthurst enjoys playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Final Fantasy VII Remake. She also enjoys going for walks in the woods. Coulthurst works for an investment company byContinue reading “Author Interview: Audrey Coulthurst”

Book Review: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

I stumbled upon Of Fire and Stars (ISBN: 978-0062433268) by Audrey Coulthurst while browsing the YA section of the Bookworm in Myrtle Beach, SC while on vacation. The book blurb captivated me, and upon reading the book I am in awe of the powerful love story Coulthurst has created. Of Fire and Stars is theContinue reading “Book Review: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst”

Author Interview: Rosalyn Briar

Last week, I shared my 5 star review of the dark fantasy The Crown of Bones. This week I had the privilege to interview the author Rosalyn Briar. In addition to being a gifted writer, Briar is a stay-at-home mom. Living in Illinois, Briar enjoys reading, swimming, and spending time with her family. Fun fact:Continue reading “Author Interview: Rosalyn Briar”

Book Review: The Crown of Bones by Rosalyn Briar

The Crown of Bones by Rosalyn Briar (ISBN: 978-1655164422) is an incredible piece of adult fiction that combines “The Lottery” and Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Readers who enjoy dark fantasy, a splash of horror, and an exceptional romance trope, will fall in love with The Crown of Bones. The main character, Gisela, is a fiery and stubbornContinue reading “Book Review: The Crown of Bones by Rosalyn Briar”

Book Review: Able Soul: Empowering God’s Spirit Within by Lucy Goncalves

A few weeks ago I was the lucky winner of a giveaway on Instagram where I received a copy of Able Soul: Empowering God’s Spirit Within (ISBN: 978-1-9990326-1-6) by Lucy Goncalves. Goncalves shares her personal testimony of how trusting God has lead to opportunities that otherwise would have been impossible. Living with Cerebal Palsey (CP), GoncalvesContinue reading “Book Review: Able Soul: Empowering God’s Spirit Within by Lucy Goncalves”

Book Review: How Some Abuelitas Keep Their Chicana Granddaughters Still While Painting Their Portraits in Winter by Myriam Gurba

I discovered Myriam Gurba’s collection of short stories (ISBN: 978-1-933149-90-5) by chance. Upon reading the book’s back cover description, I was instantly attracted to the work. The blurb reads, “In this artfully crafted collection of short stories by award-winning author Myriam Gurba, nothing is as it seems. A Mexican grandmother tells creepy yet fascinating ghostContinue reading “Book Review: How Some Abuelitas Keep Their Chicana Granddaughters Still While Painting Their Portraits in Winter by Myriam Gurba”