First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday (36)

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. Simply share the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or thinking about reading soon. 119 more words


TTT: Underrated Books in Fantasy

Not sure where to draw the line in order to consider what “underrated” would be, but I figure here’s another chance to tout off some of my favorite fantasies that don’t exactly have a huge following on Goodreads (well, some of them have a couple thousand ratings, which is awesome…but you know what I mean). 669 more words


Author Ray Ballantyne spotlighted in the Statesman Journal

Our author, Ray Ballantyne, recently launched his book The Last Child of Hamelin to a fabulous crowd at A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village. Not only did he read a chapter from his newly published book, but he also told a story that inspired him to write it. 103 more words

Books For Children

The big announcement--take two!! Vlog!

We’ve gotten the go ahead to let everyone know what’s going on with A CURSE OF ASH AND IRON, the book that is like a phoenix and has risen from the ashes.  10 more words


Book Review: Mothers Grimm

Mothers Grimm by Danielle Wood

Allen & Unwin, 2014

ISBN: 9781741756746


I love fairy tale retellings. It’s my “thing.” So, when I saw Mothers Grimm, I was instantly hooked–especially with the fabulous cover design and its promising blurbs. 288 more words

For Readers

The Chocolate Book Tag


This tag was created by A Daydreamer’s Ramblings but for the next few minutes, consider it my bitch ;o)

1) DARK CHOCOLATE — A book that covers a dark topic (abuse, domestic violence, rape, lonlieness, bullying, death, etc) 2,222 more words


ARC Review: Valiant by Sarah McGuire


I love fairy tale retellings. It’s one of my favorite forms of fantasy writing, and it’s certainly one of my favorite types of fantasies to read. 793 more words