Are You A Dirty Genre Hopper?

When you’re choosing a new book to read, what genres do you find yourself exploring? Do you stick primarily to one, or do you branch out? I encountered the titled question in the newsletter of my friend and fellow author, Al Macy, and my first thought was I hadn’t considered genre hopping “dirty” before. I do…

Within the Pages of TFD: The Note

My husband gave me the coolest/nerdiest thing for my birthday. That’s right, it’s a feather pen set complete with an inkwell. Excuse me while I swoon once again. When I posted this pic on Facebook and IG, a few friends asked if I would write with it. I was like… I mean, how could I…

Cover Reveal and Guest Post by Anne Marie Andrus

Today, I’m happy to hand my blog space over to one of my favorite authors, Anne Marie Andrus (I wrote about her first book here). She has a new book coming out soon, and I had the good fortune of reading it early. Neener neener. It’s full of suspense and love and vampiry goodness. Don’t…

The A-Z Bookbag: Z is for Zoo City

Hey, look at that! It’s Day Z, the last day of the A-Z challenge. I hope the past month has offered some interesting titles to add to your list. Our final Bookbag title, Zoo City by Lauren Beukes, is a unique way to end the series. It features Zinzi, a young lady living in a…

The A-Z Bookbag: Y is for Yesterday’s Thief

Today’s Bookbag title is a sci-fi thriller that combines time travel, mind reading, and good doses of humor. Yesterday’s Thief by Al Macy is the first part of a series, all featuring a private investigator named Eric Beckman. This book is set in 2020, when self-driving cars, medical technology that allows for super-fast recovery, and…

The A-Z Bookbag: X is for Extracted

I know, Extracted by R.R. Haywood doesn’t technically start with X, but considering the number of books that do start with X is basically none, I adopted Goodreads’s guideline for its alphabetical reading challenge lists. You only need an X in the title. And I wanted to read one I would probably enjoy. Side note…

The A-Z Bookbag: W is for Wretched Writing

We’re taking a step back from fiction today and into a different world, one that pokes fun at the bad writing we’re all guilty of from time to time. Wretched Writing: A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras is a collection of writing snippets from various authors (though a…