• Worse Than Anticipated

    You know that book I was reading? Romantic suspense? And I wanted to keep reading even though I had fears about where it was going? It was so much worse than anticipated. I really don’t want to be mean to…

  • Annoying Tropes

    I did a thing recently where I wrote down a list of tropes that I like to read in books, and started a list of those I don’t. The second list right now isn’t very long, probably because I had…

  • If You’re a Writer, You Need to Hear This

    I once had an editor tell me a book hardly needed anything—all light revisions—and then when I went to implement something in the first chapter, that single pulled thread led me to throwing out about 60,000 words of a 90,000…

  • Dead in Dublin by Catie Murphy

    First, so you know, I got Dead in Dublin from Netgalley. Also, Catie’s a friend and I love her books in general, and pounced on this one super fast because it sounded so good and did I say I love…

  • Book Review: THE DARK BONES

    I recently read The Dark Bones by Loreth Anne White. It’s a romantic suspense, and I’ve got to say, it’s just about a perfect book. First, the back cover blurb: She’s come back to solve the mystery of her father’s…

  • Book Review: Somebody to Love By Aurelia Fray

    About the book: An unlikely pair, an impossible mission, and a hilarious hunt for somebody to love. Henry was only tasked with fixing the leaky office pipes. So, when a crazy woman barges in and confesses all her secrets like…

  • The Dogs Complain

    Dear R.J. Blaine. What’s wrong with you? You’re making our mom neglect us. She kept reading that stupid book—Hypnos—and hardly noticed us. Breakfast was late. Dinner was late. We went to bed late. She barely pet us or talked to…

  • Review: American Witch by Thea Harrison

    I first learned of Thea Harrison when Patti Briggs said I should read her books. Sadly I was slow to get around to that, but discovered I love her writing very much. Still, with so much going on, I didn’t…