Author Interview: Melissa Bashardoust

Last week, I shared my review of the fairy tale inspired YA fantasy Girl, Serpent, Thorn. This week, I have the privilege of sharing a short Q&A with the author Melissa Bashardoust! Q) You are a lifelong lover of fairy tales and their retellings. Your first novel, Girls Made of Snow and Glass, was aContinue reading “Author Interview: Melissa Bashardoust”

Book Tour: Amethyst by Jesse Nolan Bailey

Thank you Storytellers on Tour for giving me the opportunity to read and highlight this phenomenal recently released adult new weird fantasy, Amethyst by Jesse Nolan Bailey! Readers, be sure to check out SOT and the rest of the book tour! Amethyst opens with Rashell stopping the village leader Keer from potentially murdering an outsiderContinue reading “Book Tour: Amethyst by Jesse Nolan Bailey”

Book Review: Silence and Shadow by Nicole Adamz and Brooke Chastain

The second installment of the Iron Lotus Series, Silence and Shadow, will be available November 23 – go ahead and set a reminder on your calendar, because you don’t want to miss it! Silence & Shadow is a YA novella suitable for all ages and anyone who is: ✓ Looking to explore a new world ✓Continue reading “Book Review: Silence and Shadow by Nicole Adamz and Brooke Chastain”

Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

“Sometimes the princess is the monster.” Whew, life kept getting in the way and I didn’t think I would finish this book, but I’m so glad I finally did – it is SO GOOD! If you love twisted fairy tale inspired stories, then Girl, Serpent, Thorn (ISBN: 978-1250196149) is the book is for you! SorayaContinue reading “Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust”

Book Review: Mexican Gothic

The future, she thought, could not be predicted, and the shape of things could not be divined. To think otherwise was absurd. But they were young that morning, and they could cling to hope. Hope that the world could be remade, kinder and sweeter.  — Mexican Gothic Happy Halloween, friends! What better way to celebrateContinue reading “Book Review: Mexican Gothic”

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: 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. Adult 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 andContinue 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”