An explanation
Blog / June 10, 2016

I just wanted to make a short post and explain and apologize to everyone for being completely MIA for a while now. Short version is that I’m pregnant and is expecting my first child within a months time. I sort of thought this time would have enabled me to read a lot and do lots of reviews, but unfortunately it rather made me extremely tired and exhausted and without any inspiration for reading. I tried reading a few books a while back, but I realized that I wasn’t “into it” the way I should and therefore I also knew my review would not be accurate and I wanted to give all of you indie authors out there the best chance of a great review. I also want to say thank you for all the emails I’ve gotten during this time and I know I’ve been really bad at answering, please don’t take this personal. And as a last comment, I wanted to let you know that I’ve begun to sort through all of my emails (there’s hundreds of them) and I hope I’ll be able to dig into some new books in the near future. Thanks

Shades of Sydney release
Blog / January 12, 2016

My friend and critique partner Brittney Coon is celebrating the release of her first novel today. The book is called Shades of Sydney and it’s a New Adult Romance. Below you’ll find some more detail about the book and some information about the author. I’ll also be posting a review of the book in a few days. ————– Shades of Sydney by Brittney Coon Sydney West enjoys sampling summer boys, but this year, one refuses to be a one-night stand… Twenty-one-year-old Sydney doesn’t believe in relationships. Her parents’ toxic divorce has taught her love is nothing but a sinister fairytale. So every summer she parties, hooks up, abandons her lover before dawn, and repeats. That is until she meets gorgeous local surfer Jason King at the beach… When Jason fails to flirt—or even give her a second glance—she decides something must be wrong with him, and it’s safer to stay away. But when Sydney and Jason’s best friends hook up and become Malibu’s hottest couple, they are forced to spend more time together than either of them cares for. Armed with a sharp tongue, Sydney works to keep Jason at bay… In a moment of weakness, Sydney lets her guard…

The Infinity Dream Awards
Blog / October 9, 2015

I was nominated for the Infinity Dreams Award by the amazingly talented Kaitlyn at E.M. Lita, who has also been a super helpful and given me so much great feedback on my latest manuscript. Here are the rules for this nomination. Thank and follow the blog that nominated you. Tell us eleven facts about yourself. Answer the questions that were set for you to answer. Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them. (Personally, I’m not sure I have that many friends though) 11 Random Facts I’m completely addicted to video games and computer games. When I was 8 years old I began breeding rabbits and went to shows and everything. Eventually had over twenty individuals, but by 17 I transitioned into breeding cats instead. I’m very blunt and honest. Don’t ask me something if you’re not ready to hear the truth. I met my husband through my mother. He was helping her renovate her house while I was in Africa working. She texted me saying I should come home because she had found a man for me. Guess she was right. I live on a small farm in the middle of the woods in a village where hardly anyone…

Under the weather
Blog / September 29, 2015

About a week ago I unfortunately caught the flu and ended up being stuck in bed for what feels like forever. Haven’t been able to do much for the whole week and all the books on my TBR list are still waiting for me to dig in, but when my eyes couldn’t stay open for more than a few minutes at a time it felt like an impossible task. But finally I’m getting better and I’ve started reading again and in a few days I hope to post a new review here. In the meantime I did sketch out the main character in my newest work in progress, a fantasy novel called Shards of Life (name may change) that I’ve been thinking about and plotting for over ten years. Finally I’ve decided to really make it happen. So I sketched the main character by hand with a pen and paper, and considering I’m a crappy artist I knew I would never be happy with just the hand made drawing. The drawing ended up looking rather funny and the eyes were set too close, the face was too narrow, the nose was too small and yeah, it didn’t look that good….

123 sounds for writers
Blog , Resources / September 8, 2015

When I’m writing, I always find myself wondering what certain things sound like and how I am going to make my reader hear what I hear. What does it sound like when a glass break against a concrete floor? In order to make it easier for myself in finding the right word, I went on a massive search on the internet and I dug deep into my dictionary to find words that would describe sounds. Then I compiled all of this into one single document and added it to my Scrivener template, so that I now get easy access to my own dictionary of sounds every time I sit down to write. So I figured, that if I have use for this long list of “sound words”, then maybe other do to. So here is my list of 123 words to describe sound. Enjoy. Oh, and before we get started: if anyone have additional words to add to the list, I’d be happy to hear them. Bang: a loud sudden sound, often a metallic explosive sound Bark: short bursts, like that from a dog Beat: a single regular sound or a series of regular sounds, especially of two things hitting…

What I learned from PitchWars
Blog / September 2, 2015

So the madness that has been PitchWars is now over and the 2015 Mentees have been chosen. Congrats to all who made it and good luck in the future. I hope you do well in the agent round later. It wasn’t a surprise to me that I didn’t get picked, and it’s not that big of a deal for me either. I didn’t see Pitch Wars as a competition where only the best ones won, I saw it as an opportunity and a way to get my foot into the writing community. Being so new to this thing and living so far away from other writers it’s sometimes hard to find friends and people to talk to, but Pitch Wars really made this a lot easier for me. During the time we all waited eagerly to find out who the mentors was going to pick, many of them used the #PitchWars twitter hashtag to give us hints and tips. And many of these tips I knew and some were new and great. Unfortunately I don’t have the memory to remember them all and write them down right here though. A few things I already knew, but things that I still…

August Wrap Up and PitchWars
Blog , Wrap Up / August 31, 2015

This month has not only been better reading wise than I had expected it to be, I actually managed to get through three books this month (and I didn’t even try very hard), but it has also been full of new friends and lots of fun on Twitter (you can read more about that at the end of this post). The only book from my TBR post that I didn’t read was A Quest Of Heroes by Morgan Rice. Instead I read Progency of Gods by Geoffrey Storm, which arrived much sooner than I had anticipated. The first book that I finished was Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. And even though I didn’t love it, I definitely liked it. The plot didn’t do much for me, and neither did Celaena, but the writing took me by surprise and I loved it. I liked it so much that I just ordered the remaining three books in the series (not the prequel though). It’ll be fun to keep reading this series. I have posted a compete review of this book on the blog, and on Goodreads. The second book i read was Progency of Gods by Geoffrey Storm, which I…

Purebred – First Draft
Blog / August 5, 2015

A few days ago I finally managed to complete the first draft of my WIP called Purebred. I set out to both start and finish the draft in July, but ended up missing my goal with just three days. On August 3rd I wrote the final word and I have to say it felt really good, despite the fact that I didn’t meet my goal. But who cares, the draft is done now and I am happy about that. I tried something a little bit different this time, and instead of writing a lot of stuff I decided to try and narrow it down a bit and just stick to the basic stuff I wanted in the novel. When I wrote Hunted my first draft ended up being 130k words, which was way too much and since then I have struggled so much with cutting and finding ways to get to the point without all of those words. And as I said, it has been difficult. So for Purebred I finished at only 50k words for the first draft, with the intention of adding more. I figured that maybe it would be easier to add stuff, rather than take it…

August TBR
Blog , TBR / August 3, 2015

So I will not really be one of those people who read like fifteen books in a month, I think I’m rather a 2-3 books per month kind of girl. Not that I wouldn’t want to read fifteen, but writing is what I love the most and therefor it’s also what takes up most of my time. So, with that said, let me introduce my August TBR list. First up is Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas This is a book I just recently heard of and I am excited to try it out. I haven’t read to much about it since I want to go in with an open mind and discover this world for myself. Hopefully I like it. One thing I have to mention though is my disappointment when I saw the main characters name. A long time ago, I started a fantasy series that have a main character (an elf hunter) with the name Zeléna (not the same name, but pretty close though), and I’ve been planning to finish that series very soon. I have lived with my character for over sixteen years, and the name feels impossible to change at this point. Is it…

First Graphic Novel – Nimona
Blog , Book Haul , TBR / July 26, 2015

I never ever thought I would read a graphic novel, but after watching way too many TBR videos on YouTube and seeing all these great reviews of graphic novels I guess I changed my mind. So today I ordered the graphic novel Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. It’ll get here in a few days, so then I’ll read it and see what it is. Maybe I’ll actually like it, who knows. You can get it at Amazon.