29 Apr

What I Read in April 2016

April 2016 Reads

  • Shadowed Threads (Rylee Adamson, #4) by Shannon Mayer
  • Lumberjanes Volume 3 by Noelle Stevenson
  • Replica (The Blood Borne, #2) by Shannon Mayer and Denise Grover Swank
  • Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) by Patricia Briggs
  • Murder of Crows (The Others, #2) by Anne Bishop
  • Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop
  • Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8) by Patricia Briggs
  • Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher
  • Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill

I’m excited to start reading the third The Others novel, but I’m holding off because Robert and I have been reading Written In Red (The Others, #1) outloud. I do so much rereading (and reading of books that aren’t out yet) that I’ve gotten behind on my goodreads challenge goals. I seem to be permanently about two books behind. *sigh*

06 Apr

Blood & Glitter (Deadly Divas, #2) Cover Reveal

I was working on things a little bit ago and realized I never have posted anything about the BLOOD & GLITTER (Deadly Divas, #2) cover! I love the covers (and the titles) for this series. The folks over at Deranged Doctor Design worked really hard on these. I can’t wait to show you the third cover–there is something about seeing three lined up together that makes me all giddy! I’ll be sure to do that post in a week or two.

Alright. You ready? Here it is. BLOOD & GLITTER.


Blood & Glitter (Deadly Divas, #2) by Faith McKay

It matches up well with the LIPSTICK & ZOMBIES cover, don’t ya think?

01 Apr

What I Read in March 2016

March Reads

  • Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
  • The Glass Mermaid by Poppy Lawless
  • Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper, #1) by J.L. Bryan
  • Mermaid’s Den by Ella Malone
  • Beauty and the Fleet (Intergalactic Fairy Tales, #2) by Robert McKay
  • Dire Blood (Descent, #5) by S.M. Reine
  • Recombinant (The Blood Borne, #1) by Shannon Mayer and Denise Grover Swank
  • Outcast, Volume 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him by Robert Kirkman
  • The Legacy Human (Singularity #1) by Susan Kaye Quinn
  • Wraith (Debt Collector 10) by Susan Kaye Quinn
  • Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, #1) by Rachel Caine
  • Defying Fate  (Descent, #6) by S.M. Reine
  • Maggie for Hire (Maggie MacKay, Magical Tracker, #1) by Kate Danley
  • Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7) by Patricia Briggs

I was so busy rereading with revisions in January and February–where I read 7 books total–that I didn’t give myself time to read. This month, I balanced time a little better and read 14 books in March, and it did not feel like enough. (It never feels like enough.)

A couple of these (Glass Houses and Frost Burned) are rereads. I was rereading Mercy Thompson at the end of 2015, and wanted to reread 7&8 before I dive into the brand new #9. I am always waiting for the new Mercy Thompson, it seems.

Don’t book covers look pretty when they’re all lined up? Books, books, books!

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I’m going to go read.

What have you read lately?


25 Mar

What I’ve Been Up To


+ I mostly finished BLOOD & GLITTER (Deadly Divas, #2) a little while ago. I need to look over some last proofreading notes, and format this beautiful beast. But it’s only a few hours work.

+ I’ve been working HARD on Deadly Divas THREE so that I can release two and three super close together. Revisions, revisions, revisions! It’s looking like a book at this point, and I’m in a moment of “Holy moly how did that happen?” shock. I feel like I was just fiddling with it one day, looked up, and realized it was a book… and am now experiencing almost-done panic, right on schedule. What am I panicking about? I don’t even know. I just hate finishing things. That’s weird, right? Yes, definitely weird…

+ I helped Robert McKay with the final touches publishing his newest book BEAUTY AND THE FLEET (Intergalactic Fairy Tales, #2). He actually wrote that book for me. I was reading a lot of retellings and complaining that I wasn’t finding what I wanted, so… he wrote me a book.

Beauty and the Fleet by Robert McKay

That came out yesterday! *throws glitter* If you’d like to read it, you can get this beauty on amazon.

+ I’ve been reading his next book, too. :)

+ Hanging out at libraries, like I do.

+ Making moving plans. Yes!

+ Reading. I’m on book 6 in SM Reine’s Descent series. I need to get my hands on book 7–the end of the series! Ahh! Reine has a TON of free books on amazon. I was counting it out yesterday and I have read 10 of her books free. The first three in the Descent series, all four Seasons of the Moon, plus the first three Preternatural Affairs. All of her many series take place in the same universe. So read 10 free books, and then be sucked in for life. (I’m onto her evil plans and have fallen happily into line.)

And that’s me.  You?