Review: The Dwellers Saga Omnibus (Audiobook)

The Dwellers Saga Omnibus by David Estes

I haven’t written an audiobook review in a while and part of the reason is that I committed to listening to The Dwellers Saga Omnibus by David Estes, a Young Adult sci-fi series. I rarely commit to 3 books upfront when I’ve never read or listened to anything by the …

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What I Miss About Childhood

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This is a Beyond the Books writing prompt. I miss the optimism of childhood, when anything seemed possible. I always loved writing, but imagining how my future would be, I also wanted to be an artist and own a castle and ride horses, and that uninhibited belief that you can …

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What Do You Do With Your “Me” Time?

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This is a Beyond the Books writing prompt. I have very little “me” time. My time is basically broken up into: Sleep The Day Job Kid Time Editing/Writing House Repairs/Chores My “me” time is whatever I can fit into the 1.5 hours of nap time and the few “I’m-too-exhausted-to-look-at-a-computer” hours …

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The Publishing of Quintina is Progressing

Quintina (Book 2 of The Starseed Series)

The publishing of Quintina is progressing on schedule. The editing is just about halfway done. This is the biggest part of the process. I’m working with a great new editor who is going through the book 22,000 words or so at a time. She’s doing a wonderful job helping me …

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Review: The Siren by Kiera Cass

The Siren by Kiera Cass

I enjoyed Kiera Cass’ The Selection series, so I decided to try out her most recent release,  The Siren.  This book was written before The Selection and was originally self-published.  It’s since been revised/edited and re-released by her publisher.  Here’s the official synopsis from From Kiera Cass, #1 New …

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Review: Ready Player One (Audiobook)

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

A few months back, I purchased Ready Player One by Ernest Cline through Audible. This book has over 9,000 reviews on Amazon and an average 4.6 stars rating. I’m a fan of video games and Mr. Awesome loved this book, so I felt inclined to give it a try. I …

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