Book Review: Awakening Shadows

Nerdy Book Box is a book box subscription service that supports Indie authors. In the December box, I received a copy of Awakening Shadows, Book 1 of the Navarre Chronicles by Sydney Hawthorn. Awakening Shadows is a dark(ish) fantasy that captures the reader and makes one forget they are reading entirely.  The chapters shift betweenContinue reading “Book Review: Awakening Shadows”

Author Interview: Katie Dunn

Last week I reviewed the wonderful novel Myth Blessed, and this week I had the honor of interviewing author Katie Dunn. In addition to being a talented author, Dunn is a high school history teacher. Living in Arizona, Dunn enjoys reading and playing games (whether it is video games, board games, or DnD). She alsoContinue reading “Author Interview: Katie Dunn”

Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

The Alchemist¬†has been sitting on my bookshelf unopened by me for three years. Yet, when I finally decided to read it, I couldn’t put it down. I devoured it in one sitting. This book is one that I will re-read again and again, discovering more about myself with each turn of the page. Coehlo’s simplisticContinue reading “Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo”

Book Review: Claimed by Nicole Adamz

Claimed: The Land of Schism Book One is an epic fantasy for young and new adult readers that follows the first-person perspectives of two Elysians, Ari and Maewyn. The story is full of deception, betrayal, twists, and darkness that will captivate the reader. The fantasy world of Claimed (ISBN: 9781734389319) is quite complex. For example,Continue reading “Book Review: Claimed by Nicole Adamz”

Author Interview: Hannah Carter

I had the privilege of reviewing some of Hannah Carter’s work last week, and this week I was able to interview Carter. Carter is a strong Christian woman, and I feel honored to have her featured here on my blog. In addition to being a talented author, Carter is a pharmacy technician and an onlineContinue reading “Author Interview: Hannah Carter”

Short Story Review: Hannah Carter’s “Amir and the Moon” & “Seashells”

Hannah Carter is a gifted writer with two short stories available online. Her characters’ voices create real emotion for the reader, and once you begin reading Carter’s work, she will quickly become one of your favorite authors. I first fell in love with Carter’s narrative through reading “Amir and the Moon.” This short story isContinue reading “Short Story Review: Hannah Carter’s “Amir and the Moon” & “Seashells””

Author Interview: S. L. Abbott

Last week, I had the privilege of writing a¬†review of the amazing YA Fantasy novel, Brayden’s Darkness by S. L. Abbott. This week, I’m excited to announce that I had the honor of interviewing S. L. Abbott. S.L. Abbott is an Instructional Assistant for her local school district in addition to being a gifted writer.Continue reading “Author Interview: S. L. Abbott”

Book Review: Brayden’s Darkness by S. L. Abbott

I can sum up my experience reading Brayden’s Darkness by S. L. Abbott in short: When is book two being released?! Fans of YA Fantasy will simply fall in love with Evren and Brayden, and find that the book is difficult to set down. Brayden’s Darkness (ISBN: 978-1-7332353-0-3) follows Evren, a sweet and shy Fae,Continue reading “Book Review: Brayden’s Darkness by S. L. Abbott”