The Best Gambling Books in the Market!

Are you looking for some of the best gambling books in the market today? This piece takes a look at golden oldies and some of the best of the new breed. Al Alvarez’s The Biggest Game in Town The book was published in 1983. It is a true thriller in the mould of Sarah Harian’s A Vault of Sins. Alvarez is an accomplished author, poet and literary critic. In this book, he shows how Las Vegas could be heaven for {Read More}

12 Days of Review Requests hosted by Jo Michaels!

It’s a beautiful Monday to start a contest! Enter to win on the Jo Michaels blog! What’s up for grabs? Well, for one, a purchase of your self-published book and a review by Jo! In addition to that awesome prize, we’re giving away a white Kindle fire HD6 16GB with no special offers! *swoon* If you’d like to take a look at it, go here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KC6I06S In addition to all the awesomeness listed above, there will also be daily prizes {Read More}

Meet My Character Blog Tour

Howdy, book addicts 😀 Today is my stop on the Meet My Character Blog Tour! The fabulous Jo Michaels, author of I, Zombie, The Mystic Series and more, chose me to help keep this tour moving forward. Thanks so much, Jo! Please head over and meet the character from her upcoming novel here when you’re done. Stalk Jo: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon | Google + So, let’s get this party started, shall we? I’m only about 14k {Read More}

Like a Virgin… HEY! #UtopYA2014 for the Very First Time

I’ve been staring at a blank page for quite some time now, trying to sort out my feelings about this event. So many amazing things happened at UtopYA I don’t even know where to begin, so forgive me if my recap is less than eloquent. I’m not going to attempt to list the names of every person I met because I’m certain I’ll forget far too many, but I hope you all know how much you mean to me, and {Read More}

#utopYA2014 Giveaways!

I can’t even begin to describe how sick to my stomach excited I am to be going to UtopYA the DAY AFTER TOMORROW! Somebody get me a bucket pinch me already! 🙂 Seriously, though… I just know I’m going to have a blast, especially with all of these super fun giveaways to enter while I’m there! Grab your schedule and add these contests to your list of things to do at the con. ~UtopYA2014 Giveaways~ Let’s start with the BIG {Read More}

This Little Piggy Went to Market #UtopYA2014

We all have the same concerns and frustrations when it comes to marketing. I say “we” because even book bloggers, while we do our best to help promote our favorite authors, are constantly struggling to find new and exciting ways to gain more reach. Many of us feel like the littlest piggy that went, “Wee wee wee” all the way home. There are so many books available, so many new releases every week, that it’s easy to feel as though {Read More}

The “Pub” Crawl: Traditional vs. Self-Publishing #UtopYA

If you didn’t already know, I am a HUGE SUPPORTER of Indie authors! But that wasn’t always the case. Not long ago (2 years) I was only purchasing books that were recommended by family or friends. I wasn’t a book blogger and had no part in the literary community like I do now, so the books were probably published by one of the “big dogs.” Now I am happy to say that I purchase books by both traditional and self-published {Read More}

An Unofficial 2014 UtopYA Awards Giveaway Celebration!

OH. MY. GOSH. UtopYA is next month already! I’m starting to get super excited about this event. I’ve never been to a writers convention before, plus it’s in Nashville. I’m thrilled to finally be able to meet all the fabulous authors, bloggers, and readers that I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with for the last 17 months. Oh, and I’ve also been nominated for BEST BLOGGER and BEST BLOG! How awesome is that? A lot of people that are nominated {Read More}

#UtopYA2014 Let’s Pop the Top on the Serial Box

Are you familiar with serial novels? Serials are full-length stories delivered to the readers in an episodic format. As a reader I have really enjoyed taking the plunge into the new world of serials. With as much as I read, it’s nice to be able to slip in an episode here and there between review books. It’s just like watching a television show; it takes anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour to read (generally) and the reader is left {Read More}

The Writing Process Blog Hop

I was nominated to participate in this blog hop by K.C. Finn, a brilliant author who managed to get two of her books on my Favorite Reads list over the last year – The Book of Shade was the first to hit my list and The Mind’s Eye followed not too long after. I really must find time to crack open her Caecilius Rex series, too, but I need to focus on the main point of this post… my writing. {Read More}

#UtopYA Con 2014 – Slaying the Blurb Beast

I have connected with many authors online over the past year and handful of months since becoming a book blogger. I’m sure many of you have as well. It’s much easier to chat with our favorite authors and read what’s going on in their heads these days with the help of Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media sites. One common thing I see authors rant about frequently is about how much they hate writing blurbs, even more so than {Read More}

The Official Poster for UtopYA Con 2014 is…

Ok, book addicts… you cast your votes and now it’s my pleasure to reveal the Official Poster for UtopYA Con 2014! Here are the official results… … which means that the Official Poster of UtopYA Con 2014 is… Design #3 Whoop! Thank you so much for all of your votes! And thank you to Whit&Ware Design for giving us three fabulous designs to choose from! To see more by Whit&Ware click on the image below. Still haven’t registered for UtopYA {Read More}

Vote for the official poster of #utopYA2014!

I am so excited to be able to provide you with the opportunity to vote for the OFFICIAL POSTER of UtopYA Con 2014! The poster with the most votes will be the one that ALL the invited author panelists will sign. Thank you so much to Whit & Ware Design for creating such awesome posters to choose from! Click on the logo below to see more from Whit & Ware Design… Haven’t registered for UtopYA 2014 yet? Click below to {Read More}

Making Dreams Come True #UtopYA2014

Hello, my fellow book addicts! I hope you are all doing well today. I was thinking… I’m always sharing my own thoughts here about the books I read and such, but today I want to share the thoughts of a few other people with you instead. Do you recall the UtopYA Con 2014 Superstar Package Giveaway I hosted here on the blog last month? Well, guess what? People actually win these things! Say hello to Erin Hayes, self-published author of {Read More}