Yearly Archives: 2014


It’s the most wonderful time– the 2014 End of year Book Survey!

It’s the most wonderful time– the 2014 End of year Book Survey!

  It’s time for the 5th annual End of Year Book Survey hosted by the Perpetual Page Turner! I enjoyed this so much last year that I’m excited to do it again this year.  Joining in? YAY! So feel free to fill this out whenever you feel like it…whether that’s today or in January   and drop your link at the hostess’ page so everyone can take a look! Note: The survey is for books you read throughout the year, no matter when they were published, and is not limited to just books that came out in 2014!!   Number Of Books You Read: Current count is 90 (my goal was 75). Number […]



Why you gotta be Anonymous?

Why you gotta be Anonymous?

This story’s inspiration and theme song… Because I am impatient…… I decided to load up Anonymous last night because I figured it might take some time to get things right to be able to upload. And I was correct! Smashwords requires that you make certain edits to your document for readability and a general clean look, and I had to back and correct my table of contents. And then once you upload it has to sit in the queue and I am still waiting to see if it’s accepted in the Premium Smashwords Directory, which sends my book to Apple and B&N, etc. But for the most part, Anonymous is LIVE!   […]



Review: Vanished by Elizabeth Heiter

Title: Vanished Series: Profiler Author: Elizabeth Heiter Genre: Fiction Publisher: Mira Books Release Date: December 30, 2014 Format: eBook Pages: 400 Source: NetGalley Sometimes, the past can haunt you… Eighteen years ago, FBI profiler Evelyn Baine’s best friend, Cassie Byers, disappeared, the third in a series of unsolved abductions. Only a macabre nursery rhyme was left at the scene, a nursery rhyme that claimed Evelyn was also an intended victim. Now, after all these years of silence, another girl has gone missing in South Carolina, and the Nursery Rhyme Killer is taking credit. But is Cassie’s abductor really back, or is there a copycat at work? Sometimes, the past is […]




My Christmas Hero: A Short Story

My Christmas Hero: A Short Story

This story was written as a gift for the Secret Santa 2011 Challenge at the NF Story Archive. Thought I would revisit it for Christmas!   Christmas Eve, 2011 Orlando’s Fashion Square Mall was decked out in its annual holiday finery, beckoning with the sounds and smells of Christmas. Lush green garlands with sparkling lights intertwined between the branches adorned the doorways of each store. An enormous, fully decorated tree stood at the center of the mall, stretching three stories tall. And just loud enough to hum along to, cheery mood-lifting music filtered over hundreds of heads from loudspeakers. You wouldn’t even know it was December- damn near Christmas- if […]



[Review] Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

[Review] Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

I didn’t think I would enjoy this book, but I listened to the audio version to and from work for about a week and found myself drawn into the drama of the Lee family. The relationship between Marilyn and James is at once loving and stifling. I enjoyed the forays back to their beginning and pulling the reader forward. Proof that our past shapes our present.




Going hardcore ya’ll… for the 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge at Fictively.com!

Going hardcore ya’ll… for the 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge at Fictively.com!

2014 was a banner year for reading, specifically for reading eGalleys from NetGalley. My count so far is 41 books in this year’s challenge and I am reading two more as I type. I hope to top 45 this year so…woohoo! My ratio right now is just over 50%, which is FANTASTIC because it was abysmal at the start of 2014.  The recommended ratio is 80% so I am going to be spending 2015 getting to that number. I’ve got some great galleys to get me there! So this is my post for 2015’s challenge! I’ve chosen the HARDCORE level, since I read a lot and 40 books was no […]