Indie Interview Series: Nikita Gupta Interview

Nikita is an author, blogger, and entrepreneur. Nikita is globally known for her multicultural lifestyle blog, Growing Up Gupta (www.growingupgupta.com). In which she and her husband, Sachin, share stories of interracial/intercultural dating and marriage, multiracial and multicultural parenting, fusion recipes, and more. Growing Up Gupta led them to author Habits of Successful Career Nomads and…

Indie Author Series: Nomita Khanna Interview

  Award-winning author Nomita Khanna has debated on stage to win trophies, conducted summer camps for children, splashed oil-paint on canvas, crocheted caps and mittens for toddlers, and written stories for Femina, a leading magazine in India; all in an endeavor to create things. She makes her home in India with her family, a sizeable…

A New Take on NaNoWriMo Featuring Indie Authors

Happy NaNoWriMo everyone! Yes, it is officially November 1st, the first day of that much beloved but grueling annual writing challenge to put 50,000 words on paper that we all start and, hopefully, all finish. I love participating in NaNoWriMo, as I have for the past nine years. However, this year, I am trying something…

The Call Review

An extra creepy book review for Halloween… Author: Peadar O’Guilin Publication Date: August 30, 2016 Buy Now on Indiebound Set in Ireland, this fantasy horror novel introduces readers to a freaky reality: at any given time, on any given day, a teen’s world will go black, and when her senses return, she realizes she is…

A College-Friendly Spanish Recipe (aka cheap and easy to clean up)

Who doesn’t love to cook an easy and incredibly inexpensive meal, and have it turn out absolutely delicious? Who doesn’t love when that meal happens to come straight from Southern Spain, an authentic dish that stood out for me during my time here in The Valencian region for one simple reason: It sure as heck…

Rosemarked Review

Author: Livia Blackburne Publication Date: November 7, 2017 Buy Now on Indiebound   When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she’s destined to live her last days in isolation, cut off from her people and unable to practice her art—until…

Heartseeker Review

Author: Melinda Beatty Publication Date: June 5, 2018 Buy Now from Indiebound     Only Fallow was just six harvests old when she realized that not everyone sees lies. For Only, seeing lies is as beautiful as looking through a kaleidoscope, but telling them is as painful as gnawing on cut glass. Only’s family warns…

The Problem with Modern Middle Grade

I don’t normally read a whole lot of middle grade. Even as a middle grader the genre annoyed me. Writers (or the people who buy the books) often look down upon middle grade audiences; oversimplifying everything, and giving the main character a voice that would better suit a small child rather than a pre-teen. Even…

Devils Within Review

Author: S.F. Henson Publication Date: September 5, 2017 Buy Now at Indiebound Nate was eight the first time he stabbed someone; he was eleven when he earned his red laces—a prize for spilling blood for “the cause.” And he was fourteen when he murdered his father (and the leader of The Fort, a notorious white…

Welcome to the New and Improved Who Needs Sleep!

Hello everyone, and welcome to my new site! If you are getting this post via email, congratulations, you survived my terrifyingly incompetent and lengthy follower transition process. Hooray! If you, like several WordPress.com followers and all of my site hits, have been lost in the complicated and confusing maelstrom of cyber chaos when I switched…

YA and Adult Novels: Top Ten Recommendations

Do you ever find yourself bored to death and in need of non-crappy book to read? Well look no further. Here are some books to try out if you find yourself in need of a thought provoking novel, or a simple, enjoyable YA. Feel free to post any good recommendations of your own!

Tell the Wind and Fire Review

Lucie Manette was born in the Dark half of the city, but careful manipulations won her a home in the Light, celebrity status, and a rich, loving boyfriend. Now she just wants to keep her head down, but her boyfriend has a dark secret of his own—one involving an apparent stranger who is destitute and…

Random Blog Post Number Three. (Genetics, baby!)

Hello readers, and welcome to another day of random fact blog posts. So far we’ve covered archery and cooking. So, following this trend, today will be about genetics! (Just kidding, there is no logic, life is anarchy). Today, we will be learning how to understand your own DNA, some facts about the human genome, and…

The Belles Review

Author: Dhonielle Clayton Publication Date: February 6, 2018 Buy Now on Indiebound The cover of The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton is Barbie Dreamhouse pink, with sparkles and roses adorning the cover. Inside is a map of the fictional island setting, beautifully detailed in hot pink and white. On the front of the cover is a…

Bridge of the Gods Guest Review

I received this book from the author. This is my honest review. Thank you to the author for letting read your work! I am huge Percy Jackson fan. To be honest, I have not read the books, only watched the movies. When I was given the chance to read and review Bridge of The Gods, I…

Bury What We Cannot Take Guest Review

Bury What We Cannot Take by Kirstin Chen Genre: Historical Fiction Published on: March 20th 2018 by Little A My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ **I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** Great cover, great synopsis, awesome title. So why not read it?

In Other Lands Review

Author: Sarah Rees Brennan Publication Date: August 15, 2017 Buy Now from Indiebound               In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan is probably my favorite book I’ve read this year. So if you plan on reading just one of the books I’ve recommended this year, read this. First I have to give a disclaimer….

Guest Review of Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

Black Bird of the Gallows Black Bird of the Gallows #1 by Meg Kassel Publisher: Entangled Teen Release Date: September 5, 2017 Genre: YA Paranormal / Urban Fantasy Pages: 300 Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full. Angie Dovage can tell…

How to Properly Caramelize Onions

Hello loyal readers. It is time for yet another of my (soon to be) famous random informational posts! Last time we learned the basics of how to shoot a bow and arrow. Today we will be discussing something even cooler. How to properly caramelize onions. Now, just for the record, I can’t stand onions. They…

Follow the Flow Chart to Find Your Next Book!

Tired of seeing the same old stories recommended on Goodreads? Desperately searching for a refreshing and engrossing novel so that you can be sucked away from boring reality for a day before being rudely thrust back in after the last page has been read, desperate for yet another fix? Well, boy, did I randomly create…