7 Books I Read and Fell in Love with in 2019

If you’ve read my previous posts of this kind (2016, 2017, 2018), you already know how it goes:

  1. This is a list of books I read in 2019; not all of them came out that year (but most did);
  2. The books are listed in the order in which I’ve reviewed them, not by how much I loved them (I’ve also included their release dates according to Amazon);
  3. I’m sticking to one book per author, but I reserve the right to include in the HONORABLE MENTIONS another work by an author who is present in my FELL IN LOVE WITH section.

That’s it.

Without further ado, here are the seven books I FELL IN LOVE WITH in 2019, followed by five HONORABLE MENTIONS. We start off with Continue reading

My To Review List for January 2020

New year, new books to read. So, what will I start 2020 with?

In the order they will be reviewed, the books are…

How to Outline My Novel Chapter by Chapter

How to Outline My Novel Chapter by Chapter by Sussu Leclerc

Author: Sussu Leclerc

Themes and genres: Non-fiction, writing advice


This book is for you! If you want a comprehensive and detailed guide on how to write a fiction novel Continue reading

What is the Yakuza Path Box Set by Amy Tasukada (GIVEAWAY and Blurbs)

Today I’m going to introduce you to the Yakuza Path Box Set by Amy Tasukada. There’s a giveaway, but first: a little bit about the four books included.

Yakuza Path Box Set by Amy Tasukada

Themes and genres: Contemporary Fiction, Thriller, Japan, crime, mafia, yakuza


Blood Stained Tea

A bloody past haunts him. A devastating present calls him back Continue reading

7 Things to Consider When Creating a Fictional World (My Wattpad Block Party Post is Up)

Dilyana Kyoseva - 7 Things to Consider When Creating a Fictional World (Wattpad Block Party Post)

When I announced that I’d be featured in this year’s summer Wattpad Block Party, I told you that my post is on creating a fictional world. Well, that post is now up!

If you’d like to find the seven things you need to consider when you create a Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Paranormal world in order to make it as vivid and engaging as possible, check out my post; if you have any questions about what I’ve written, leave a comment and I’ll do my best to give you an informative answer.

As for my Wattpad Block Party giveaway: you have six days (until the end of August) to enter. The prizes are a chapter dedication, a shout-out on Wattpad (7K followers) and feedback on your blurb, cover and five chapters of your Wattpad story.

Have fun reading and good luck with the giveaway! 💙

13 Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading in 2018

There are a lot of books I’d like to read in 2018, but I’ve narrowed them down to thirteen to share with you. Before I tell you which they are, a few disclaimers:

  1. This isn’t a Top 13; the books are in no particular order.
  2. While some of these books are coming out this year (I’ve mentioned which), there are some that are older.
  3. Some of the new releases don’t have covers, titles or synopsis yet. In the case of the unknown titles, I’ll just write which series the book is from and the number it’s supposed to be; as for the About (synopsis), I’ll just explain what the series is about.
  4. I’ve divided the books in the following categories: Fiction Novels (8), Guides (3), and Manga/Graphic Novels (2).

Let’s start with…


1. The Alienist – Dr. Lazlo Kreizler, Book 1

The Alienist - Dr. Lazlo Kreizler, Book 1 by Caleb Carr

Author: Caleb Carr

Themes & Genres: Historical, Mysteries, Psychological, murder

About: The year is 1896. The city is New York Continue reading

8 Books I Read and Fell in Love with in 2017

Hey, everyone!

I’ve reviewed a total of thirty-five novels and short stories in 2017 – some of them came out that year, some are a bit older – and today I’m going to share my eight favorites with you. They are in the order of which I’ve posted their reviews. That’s why we are starting with…

Broken – Beautiful Monsters, Book III by Jex Lane

Broken - Beautiful Monsters Vol. 3 by Jex Lane

Genres: Fantasy, LGBT Literature

WARNING: Mature Content


Vampire. Incubus. Demigod. Weapon Continue reading

What I Think about The Astonishing Thing by Sandi Ward

The Astonishing Thing by Sandi Ward

Themes & Genres: Literary Fiction, family, pets, cats


Pet owners know that a cat’s loyalty is not easily earned. Boo, a resourceful young feline with a keen eye and inquiring mind, has nonetheless grown intensely devoted to her human companion, Carrie. Several days ago, Carrie—or Mother, as Boo calls her—suddenly went away, leaving her family, including Boo, in disarray. Carrie’s husband, Tommy, is distant and distracted even as he does his best to care for Boo’s human siblings, especially baby Finn Continue reading

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?


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


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

Author Interview with Leah Crichton (Celebrity Status, Before Sunday)

Leah Crichton

Today, I’m interviewing Leah Crichton, author of Celebrity Status, Harlequin’s SYTYCW semi-finalist Before Sunday, 1/4 of the wattpad4, and fan-fiction guru. Or at least that’s what I’ve labeled her as when, during this interview, I found out about some amazing achievements of hers.

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