Book Spotlight: The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an allying pirate clan: she wants to captain her own boat, not serve as second-in-command to her handsome yet clueless fiance. But her escape has dire consequences when she learns the scorned clan has sent an assassin after her. And when…

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Road Trip Wednesday: Best Book I’ve Read in September

Hello lovelies, So I decided to participate in this weeks theme over at YA Highway. I really do love these Road Trip Wednesdays. Just a quick note or two and I feel like I’m blogging more often. (No, this is not cheating). Anyway, on to the topic for today: Best Book You’ve Read in September.For me, it’s a…

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Book Spotlight: Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe . . .The world is dead. The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.Alinahas been stealing for a long time. She’s a little jittery, but not terrified. All she knows is that she’s never been caught before. If she’s careful, it’ll be easy. If…

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On New Projects: How to Make Your Creative Juices Flow

Hello Darlings!        I know you’ve all heard about my new project by now (because I keep mentioning it, consistently. I’m excited so sue me!) Well, you’ve heard I’ve started one because really, that’s all I can tell you. That and a little more.  It seems that every time I begin something new,…

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A Tiny Book Haul of Huge Happiness

Hey lovelies,  Sorry to say, no video for you this week. But I did get these two amazing books that I’ll be diving into this weekend (even though I work).  That’s right! You see the wonderful beautiful copy of Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi! *SQUEE* I can’t wait to see what happens next in that…

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Book Spotlight: Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

In this gripping exploration of a futuristic afterlife, a teen discovers that death is just the beginning.Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow drones, Felicia passes the endless hours…

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Inspiration: On being scared of fighting for your dreams…

Hello darlings,  See that right there –>  My life right now.        It’s amazing how one little change in your schedule makes the rest of it go into haywire. Work has been more than kicking my butt lately, and needless to say I haven’t been doing as much writing. *Insert the SADDEST face…

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Blog Tour: The Book of the Night by Pearl North

Hello lovelies,  Today, I have a special treat for you! Pearl North, the author of Libyrinth series is sharing her writing journey with us! Please give her a warm welcome 😀 Thank you for having me on your blog Valia! I noticed that you seem to like gifs a bit, and so do I, so…

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Book Spotlight: Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson

Nothing ever happens in Norway. But at least Ellie knows what to expect when she visits her grandmother: a tranquil fishing village and long, slow summer days. And maybe she’ll finally get out from under the shadow of her way-too-perfect big brother, Graham, while she’s there. What Ellie doesn’t anticipate is Graham’s infuriating best friend, Tuck,…

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Book Spotlight: The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe

“With every fiber of my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life was about to unfold in a very, very different way than I’d ever envisioned. Normal would become forever out of reach.”  Lora Jones has always known that she’s…

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