Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know I'm a day early, but I just wanted to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving also means it's almost December, which is the perfect month to read Alice in Everville--you'll never think of a mall full of crazy Christmas shoppers in the same way again!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Mini Book Review: Last Chance Summer by Hope Ramsay

It wouldn't be summer without the Watermelon Festival, and single mom Amanda Wright is looking forward to a carefree day eating funnel cakes and sipping sweet tea. But with her inquisitive son and elderly grandmother in tow, she's not in the mood for carnival rides or the kissing booth, until she hears a charming, funny voice over the loudspeaker. 

Grant Trumbull is the new DJ at the local radio station, and his deep, booming cadence has all the ladies of the church auxillary atwitter. Even without seeing his face, Amanda can't help but wonder if he's the one for her. When she finally comes face to face with the man behind the mic, summer is about to get a whole lot hotter in little Last Chance, South Carolina. 

I was attracted to the short story Last Chance Summer by the promise of a short, sweet summer read, and this story certainly fulfilled my expectations—in fact, it exceeded them.  This is the kind of story where you can predict the outcome from the first page, the events aren’t entirely realistic, and the storyline gets a little sappy…but I didn’t care.  The story made me feel like I was experiencing a summer festival in a small town, and it put a huge smile on my face.  Ramsay’s writing was so smooth and charming, and she painted her setting and characters very well, especially considering the confines of the short story length.  I am now very eager to try out the full-length Last Chance novels!

I received this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Twitter Chat Update

Since I'm on the West Coast, the twitter chat next Thursday at 8 P.M. Eastern time will be 5 P.M. for me...and I was planning to take off work a little early in order to participate.  However, my boss has since adjusted our schedule so that Thursday is the day we really need to stay late and prepare for the upcoming week (I don't work on Fridays over the summer, woohoo!), so while I'll try to leave as early as possible, I'll definitely be very late for the twitter chat and might not make it at all.  This makes me feel very

However, I will be checking in on twitter as soon as I get home (I take the subway home, so even if I had twitter on my phone, which I don't, I couldn't use it because there's no cell phone reception underground.)  And the chat will still be going on with the other Pendrell authors, so you should definitely still check in!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Pendrell Author Twitter Chat

I'm going to be participating in a twitter chat with all the other Pendrell Publishing authors on July 11th.  It's my first twitter chat, and I'm excited!  I've been pretty neglectful of (read: not using at all) my twitter account, so hopefully this will get me back in the habit!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Alice in Everville Quote

So I was fooling around on Goodreads, lamenting, as usual, the fact that I'll never be able to read all the books I want to, when I saw that...

Alice in Everville has a quote up on Goodreads!  I don't know who put it up, but I kind of got a kick out of it, and it made me feel more like a "real" author.  Here it is, if you want to check it out or even "like" it! :D

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Perfect Flaw Anthology

My guest post as part of the Perflect Flaw anthology book tour appeared today on Workaday Reads.  Please check it out here!