I usually know exactly what draws me to a book. It'll be a certain character, or a certain element of the plot, or even a certain piece of the setting. Occasionally, however, I simply can't put my finger on why I want to read a particular book. It's a rare occurrence, but it does happen.… Continue reading Book excerpt: My Name Is Rose, by Alexa Kingaard (and a giveaway!)
When I first read the summary of Maria La Serra's The One & Only, there were two aspects that instantly called out to me: The magazine setting, and the enemies-to-lovers plot. The first got my attention because of my journalism background; novels set in newspaper or magazine offices often catch my eye for that very… Continue reading Book teasers: The One & Only, by Maria La Serra (and a giveaway!)
It's amazing how just two pages of a book can leave a reader wanting so much more. That's all we're getting for today's excerpt from Lauren Nicolle Taylor's Travel Diaries of the Dead and Delusional, but I'm certain it'll make you want to pick up a copy of the novel. I know that's what it… Continue reading Book excerpt: Travel Diaries of the Dead and Delusional, by Lauren Nicolle Taylor (and a giveaway)
I read a decent number of books in 2018. Today, I'd like to feature five of my favourites.
Usually, it's the plot that draws me into a book or book's summary. I'm not sure why that is; I've just always been a plot-driven reader. That's not the case with The Dating Alternative, by Jennifer Woodhull, however. With this book's summary, it's entirely Max's character that drew me in--and that continued when I read… Continue reading Book excerpt: The Dating Alternative, by Jennifer Woodhull