Category: Books

Illness: A Blessing in Disguise?

In November of 2019, my body gave me lots of signs that I needed to pay attention to my health. I had two choices: succumb to fear and the very dark places your mind likes to go or realize…I have no information other than… Continue Reading “Illness: A Blessing in Disguise?”

Finding Ease When Things Get Difficult

Yet, again, I find myself taking a lesson from my yoga mat and applying it to the real world. In yoga, we refer to Sthira/Sukha. How strength and softness can exist simultaneously. You can feel both the hardness of a pose and you can… Continue Reading “Finding Ease When Things Get Difficult”

Summer Reading List

My reading lists are not long because I have been forced to face reality: I am a working mother of two children who is also trying to publish her first book. I’ve tried extensive summer reading lists and have failed miserably at them. My… Continue Reading “Summer Reading List”

Review: The Duke’s Disaster

The Good: The novel began with a bang – a really great concept with lots of tension and promise for a wonderful novel Noah Winters is a great alpha Thea Collins is a believable heroine with an interesting backstory Noah’s support of Thea near the… Continue Reading “Review: The Duke’s Disaster”

Glue Readers to Your Story #amwriting

The inciting incident in a work of fiction is what gets the plot moving.  Think of it as the first flashy set of fireworks that leads into an awesome display which lights up the sky and sets up the crescendo at the end.  In other… Continue Reading “Glue Readers to Your Story #amwriting”

Slow Going on The Duke’s Disaster

Was super excited to read: When I started, I felt like: (cue the chirping birds) My surroundings are of course not quite so serene, but you get the idea. A few chapters in and I’m feeling more like: I don’t want to feel this… Continue Reading “Slow Going on The Duke’s Disaster”

How to Plot Your Romance Novel #amwriting

Every word counts.  I tend to skim and skip passages when I feel the plot of a novel is not moving.  So I try to put myself in my future reader’s shoes (or, eyes) and make every effort to ensure the plot is not… Continue Reading “How to Plot Your Romance Novel #amwriting”

Review: Falling Into Bed with a Duke

The Good: Minerva Dodger quickly became one of my favourite heroines because she knows herself and is beyond strong. Ms. Heath creates a female protagonist who is confident in every aspect of her life and relationships – except, in love.  This is something that… Continue Reading “Review: Falling Into Bed with a Duke”

Giddy Over New TBR

I spent five minutes browsing Kobo and this is what happened: I decided to get started on on my goodreads TBR shelf and looked up Lorraine Heath’s Falling into Bed with a Duke.  And then of course, Grace Burrowes’ books were on sale at 2… Continue Reading “Giddy Over New TBR”

Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas

  The Good: Cam Rohan – can a writer bring to life a sexier alpha male protagonist?!? This guy is HOT!!!  Rich.  Clever.  Perceptive.  Considerate.  In control.  Suave.  The list is endless… Introduction to the Hathaway clan is superbly handled by Ms.Kleypas – it… Continue Reading “Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas”

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