Gotta Hit this Deadline — Plus a Blog Makeover

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So over the course of the 4+ years of writing my novel I’d say I’ve made about 10 different deadlines for myself. I’ve only met three of them. As you can imagine this is pretty frustrating, so I’m determined to make the one I’ve now set. Until that happens I’ve gotta leave off the blog for a bit. (all reviews … Read More

Peacock Flock Review #22 – Stitch

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Stitch  Author: Samantha Durante Length: ~ 314 pages Genre: Romance/Dystopian Heat level: Clean   Stars: 4 Stupendous Purple Stars  Book Summary: Her heart races, her muscles coil, and every impulse in Alessa’s body screams at her to run… but yet she’s powerless to move. Still struggling to find her footing after the sudden death of her parents, the last thing college … Read More

Peacock Flock Review #21 – Bitnapped

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Bitnapped  Author: J. T. Carroll Length: ~ 137 pages Genre: Suspense Heat level: Clean   Stars: 2.5 Somewhere Between Stars  Book Summary: Kelly graduated from MIT, but it wasn’t enough to secure her dream job in this economy. Instead, she labors as an intern at a software company. On the way to work one morning, Kelly interrupts a masked man who … Read More

My New Joy

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The new family of four! So some, (who knows maybe many?) of you are wondering why the posts aren’t as often as they used to be? Well it’s because I have a new little daughter! That’s right, on Jan 27, 2013 7:09pm Kaia Renee came into this world. Albeit by emergency c-section which was scary, but I’m okay and Kaia … Read More

Peacock Flock Review #20 – Falling For Your Madness

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Falling For Your Madness  Author: Katharine Grubb Length: ~ 250 pages Genre: Romance Heat level: Clean   Stars: 3.5 Somewhere Between Stars  Book Summary: Eccentric literature professor David approaches Laura for a counter-cultural, rule-filled relationship filled with poetry, flowers and bottom-less cups of tea. He makes it very clear to her that they are just friends. If she wants to be … Read More

When A Pregnancy/Sickness Kicks Your Trash

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So my blog has again fallen into a dark abyss of 0 posts for way too long. But hopefully I can it pull it back up again. It was a bit of a wake up call today when I noticed that the listing for this blog on a book reviewer ‘yellow page’ type site now says my blog is “no … Read More

Peacock Flock Review #19 – Matched

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Matched  Author: Ally Condie Length: ~ 369 pages Genre: Dystopian Heat level: Clean   Stars: 4 Stupendous Purple Stars  Book Summary: Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is … Read More

Submission Follow-up

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So much to my regret I did not meet my goal and was unable to submit my manuscript to Harper Voyager for Oct 14th. I was short about 5000 words. Plus it didn’t help that I became ill in the last few days before the deadline. Needless to say I am disappointed, but I did get a significant amount of … Read More

Blog’s on Hold till After Oct 14

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So as of right now I won’t be writing any reviews or posting until after Oct 14, 2012. I’m writing and editing at an insane pace because I want my manuscript to be as polished as possible before I send it to Harper Voyager on Oct 14th. For more details see here: Writing and Editing Like Mad. Harper Voyager Taking … Read More

Peacock Flock Review # 18 – Secondhand Charm

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Secondhand Charm  Author: Julie Berry Length: ~ 352 pages Genre: Fantasy Heat level: Clean   Stars: 3.5 Somewhere Between Stars  Book Summary: In a secluded village, magic sparkles on the edges of the forest. There, a young girl named Evie possesses unusually strong powers as a healer. A gypsy’s charms—no more than trinkets when worn by others—are remarkably potent when Evie … Read More