How to Market an Independent Novel

       Everyone knows the drill. An author sells their manuscript to a publisher who then takes care of marketing and publicizing the book. The publisher supposedly designs and pays for the cover art, blurbs, and all the other little things that go into the creation of a professional novel (although many traditionally published authors are…

Fluffy Pink Evil

Do you remember the scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail where the knights decide to enter the cave because all they see is a cute fluffy bunny guarding the entrance? Then, so gruesome it’s comical, most of the knights get their throats torn out while everyone screams and runs in horror? Yeah. I…

The Story of a New ARC and a Spider

Yesterday, I received a brand new spankin’ ARC called Yesterday, by Filicia Yap. Giddy over the prospect of taking a picture, I threw the book on my bed.. when the fastest spider I have ever seen slithered its way out of the book and dashed under my blankets. Great. Now I had to go fishing…

My First Ever Blog Post

So here it begins; my very first book review blog. Well, that’s not completely true. I used to read and review ARC’s for my local independent bookstore several years ago. However, life gets busy, time goes on, and, eventually, you find yourself cramped in a crowded dorm room at ten o’clock at night with nothing…