5 Ways to Grab Free Reads & Books!

Whether you are a lover of books, book-addict, voracious reader, and just a lover of stories, we can spend a lot of money fast satisfying this thirst. We are the ones who grab up a series and devour it, we love many authors, and can’t wait to get our hands on the next new release. Here’s FIVE ways not only to get your hands on free books, but a chance to get to be among the first to read the new releases! You will discover very fast most of these require a little time from yo

Book Review: The End of Utopia Character Anthology by Ross Ellison

Before I dive into this, I want to make readers aware that I met Ross just last year at an Open Mic. It was a relief to see that I would not be the only fantasy writer and fan at the event and later in the group of local Orlando group called “Central Florida Writers and Thereabouts” and thus, when he released this book I could not help but grab a copy and experience his work first hand. This is a great assortment of short snapshots of various characters who span a long range

Book Reviews – Why You Should Write One

I cannot force anyone to write one, or corner readers by giving them a copy IF they promise to write one. It’s not fair, we are all different in how we feel about what we read as well as what they think a review looks like. Just to be clear, Authors look forward to reviews, honest reviews. There are 1-star reviews that dislike a book for all the elements I intentionally wanted in my story. That tells me I did capture that element, and deep down, I expected it to not appeal to

#WritingTip – Worldbuilding – How?

Picture from Pixabay.com by Tabor: https://pixabay.com/en/mountain-world-lake-nature-1062831/ What is Worldbuilding? This is the term used most often in video games and, in the writing world, more often used by the fantasy and science fiction genres than any other. Don’t be fooled, every book, game, and movie has worldbuilding, some are better remembered than others such as comparing movies like Lord of the Rings versus Sulley in terms how in or out of focus the world around

Book Review: Fight Like A Girl by Kristell Ink Publishing

5 out of 5 Fight Like A Girl by Various Authors with Kristell Ink Publishing Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Fight-Like-Girl-Juliet-McKenna-ebook/dp/B01CO0OFH2/ Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28524816-fight-like-a-girl B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fight-like-a-girl-joanne-hall/1123520853 OVERVIEW This book is a great collection with many surprises in the short stories inside it’s cover. It will not take you long to see how one story shares an element

Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

5 out of 5 The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho-ebook/dp/B00U6SFUSS/ GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/865.The_Alchemist B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alchemist-paulo-coelho/1100248293 OVERVIEW If you need inspiration about chasing after a dream, this book may help. It has an interesting narrative that grabbing up the Audiobook is fantastic to listen to. Life circles around in a funny way in real life, and

Book Review: Autonomy by Jude Houghton

5 out of 5 Autonomy By Jude Houghton Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Autonomy-Jude-Houghton-ebook/dp/B01H3GYR5C/ GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30644174-autonomy B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/autonomy-jude-houghton/1124073212?ean=9781909845961 OVERVIEW If you are a fan of Dystopian Corporate societies for a setting, this book is a great fit. The writing is superb and the story weaves through one corruption to the next struggle with ease. The man characte

NetGalley – Why Do I Need To Be There?

As an Independent Author, or Self-Published Author, there are a few obstacles I have to face. Unlike a traditional published or contracted author, I have to be the wearer of many hats such as Graphic Designer, TypeSetter, Writer, Editor, Agent, Publisher, Artist, and the most daunting, Marketer. It can be an overwhelming feat on just one book, let alone several books, even if I paid to have third parties to take some of the hats and their weight off my shoulders. Marketing is

#WritingTip – Publishing on CreateSpace & KDP

After finishing and polishing my manuscript, I turned my attention to the internet. There were a few things I knew I wanted to be able to do: I want a paperback version eBook – But was unsure of which to lean towards I wanted my book sold on Amazon.com as well as available to big stores like Barnes & Noble and even the Library System! Terms, Agreements, & Small Print I am ok with and allows me to take my work elsewhere when/if the need arises. I want to be able to upload my o

VTMAS No.18: Book Store Stalker

Borders and the cattle yard were my two favorite places to go. I stayed away from home where so much conflict was common. Like I was expressing before, it wasn’t uncommon to find me sitting at Borders and it was awesome martin and April were known to show. Occasionally, I would find myself alone… I had pulled up in my famous 1992 Blue Yukon, and had entered the Border’s cafe area and began drawing. Sadly, no one I knew was there, even after perusing through the aisleways hopi