My To Review in July List

When I started doing book reviews on my blog, I decided to do at least one per month and I usually did just one. However, with the exception of January, this year has seen me review two or even three books per month. And this July?

I have three scheduled – two Fiction books and one guide – but, as always, a new ARC might pop up later on.

So which books are up for review this month?

FICTION:

The Magpie Lord – A Charm of Magpies, Book 1

The Magpie Lord - A Charm of Magpies, Book 1 by K.J. Charles

Author: K.J. Charles

Themes & Genres: LGBT, Historical Romance, Victorian, magic

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

A lord in danger. A magician in turmoil. A snowball in hell.

Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn’t expect it to turn up angry Continue reading

The Productivity Project: How Did the First Month Go

The Productivity Project - How Did the First Month Go

In the beginning of this month, I posted The Productivity Project, a.k.a. my plan to boost my productivity, live healthier and save more money for books and geeky goodies; I also promised you to update you on how it went when we reached the end of June.

Well, here’s me, making good on my promise.

In this post, I’ll not only sum up whether this worked for me, but also Continue reading

What I Think about Hell & High Water by Charlie Cochet

Hell & High Water (THIRDS Book 1) by Charlie Cochet

Hell & High WaterTHIRDS, Book 1

Themes & Genres: LGBT, shifters, crime

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth Continue reading

What I Think about Oversight by Santino Hassell (+ a spoiler-free sneak peek)

Oversight - The Community, Book 2 by Santino Hassell

OversightThe Community, Book 2

Themes & Genres: LGBT, Romantic Suspense, Paranormal, psychics, conspiracies

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Release Date: June 26th, 2017

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Spoiler Alert! The following blurb contains spoilers for Insight, book one of The Community.

Holden Payne has it all . . . or so he thinks. As heir to the founder of the Community—an organization that finds, protects, and manages psychics—he’s rich, powerful, and treated like royalty. But after a series of disappearances and murders rock the Community, he’s branded the fall guy for the scandal and saddled with a babysitter Continue reading

Tuesday Tiny Writing Tip #82 – Beat Sheets Tip 2

Tuesday Tiny Writing Tip #82 by Dilyana Kyoseva (CatMint5 on wattpad) - Beat Sheets Tip 2

Last week, I explained to you what best sheets are; this week I’m giving you a list of good ones available online for free, plus a list of books (one also free) that would help you structure your story. Before that though, I want to thank Ashley Claudy who shared two beat sheets in the Wattpad to Published facebook group when I asked for suggestions.

Beat Sheets: Continue reading

My Favorite Place to Buy Books (and Why I Love It so Much)

You know I love books.

I read books. I write books. I talk about books.

Yep. I love books.

I usually read on my Kindle app for two reasons: one – I’m a book reviewer so I get ARCs in the form of e-books, and two – because e-books are cheaper. If you’ve read my Books vs E-books vs Audio Books post, you’d also know I appreciate the fact I can have hundreds of books at my disposal at any given time and place, as long as I have my phone with me; you’d also know that even though there are advantages to e-books, I prefer paperbacks. And when it comes to buying paperbacks, I go to…

Book Depository

The Book Depository. It’s an online store with a huge selection of books and FREE INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY.

What I Love about the Book Depository? Continue reading