The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

I’m not super familiar with Egyptian gods and goddesses, so I have to admit, I found this book really confusing in the beginning. There were a lot of characters thrown at you right away. Add to that the switching from past to present, with some backstory thrown in and it became so confusing for me that I put it down a few times during the first several chapters, wondering if it was worth it to finish. But I’ve liked Kiersten White’s other books SO MUCH […]

July 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Summer Book Trek Reading Challenge

Summer Book Trek Reading Challenge

I’m participating in the Summer Book Trek Reading Challenge over on NewLDSFiction.com. It’s fun and it’s easy. Here are the details for how to enter and win. While I can’t win (because, seriously, I’m the host) I’m still going to post my reading list and participate in all the other ways. (And now that I think of it…there are over 80 books that will be given away as prizes—and I can’t win! Bummer!!) So here are the books I plan to read as part of […]

June 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Sugar Coated by Shannen Crane Camp

Sugar Coated by Shannen Crane Camp

This was such a fun read! The plot was solid, the dialog was great. I loved the characters—I think that’s one of the strong points of this story. Brynn is determined and brave with some quirky habits, but most importantly, she is curious. And that’s what gets her into trouble. It’s also what I loved about her. I like to think I’m that type of person too. (But wow, maybe not. I’d love to have some of that tech!) Although there are two boys, Ty […]

June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

I read this as part of one of the book clubs I’m in. I have mixed feelings about it. First, the good stuff. I love this to-do list that Sloane sends Emily. I love how it pushes her boundaries and that she struggles to check things off. I like the character growth seen in Emily, how she finds the determination and courage within herself to defy her limits and step outside her comfort zone. I think this is a good lesson for all humans. Most […]

June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Review: As You Are by Sarah M. Eden

Review: As You Are by Sarah M. Eden

Set in 1815, this romance focuses on Corbin Jonquil and Clara Bentford. Clara has overcome her fear and gotten out of an abusive situation. Corbin’s attempts to attract her attention (based on horrible advice from his brothers) is hilarious. The usual classic misunderstandings and miscommunications keep them apart—providing a good amount of romantic tension. But what sets this romance apart is the clever dialog and depth of character. There is some violence with the physical and emotional abuse of this story, mostly implied and part […]

June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Book Club Book Suggestions

Book Club Book Suggestions

First thing you need to know about this list is I created it for a specific group of six women. Some of my favorite titles aren’t on this list, and neither are books that most of the individuals have already read. There are certain genres no one in the group will read and other genres that are more popular. Also, they don’t want to start a series they can’t finish. I googled “popular book club books” and also looked at what I’d read recently and […]

May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Tulips and Treason by Tristi Pinkston

Tulips and Treason by Tristi Pinkston

I was a little sad when the Secret Sisters series ended. I just loved Ida Mae, Arlette and Tansy. So I was excited to hear that they would be making guest appearances in this new Omni Orchids series! Tulips and Treason starts off with Jack and Molly, married FBI agents, who are having marital problems. They have decided to call their marriage quits, when they are given an undercover assignment posing as a married couple in the tiny town of Omni, Utah. As much as I […]

April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Books at Comic Con! Yes!!

Books at Comic Con! Yes!!

I won tickets to the Salt Lake City FanX Comic Con. A lot of my author friends were here at Comic Con. Many of them were doing presentations, panels, and/or had booths. I did not see them, but I know they were there because: 1) their names were in the program, and 2) I’ve seen them posting pics on Facebook. I wish I had photos and could spotlight each and every one of them but… So here’s who I did see… Brandon Mull Loved his […]

April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rules of Engagement by Amber Gilchrist

Rules of Engagement by Amber Gilchrist

If you’re into all that kissing/hand holding/heart pounding stuff, here’s a book you might like. I’m not a big romance fan, but I AM into authors. I’m always curious to find out what makes them tick. So here’s a short interview with Amber. Q: Hi, Amber. Welcome to Inksplasher. Tell me a little about yourself. A: I’m a wife, a mother and a writer of Young Adult fiction. I traveled a lot as a child, but went to high school in Denver. Now I live […]

February 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Paris Cravings by Kimberley Montpetit

Paris Cravings by Kimberley Montpetit

My good friend Kimberley Montpetit asked if I’d be interested in reviewing her book and I said YES! Because, um… 1) We are BFFs on Facebook, and 2) I’ve read all of her Middle Grade books that she writes under another name, and loved them. I expected no less from her alter-ego in this YA novel—and I wasn’t disappointed. Chloe is having boy trouble at home. Her steady has given her an ultimatum, demanding a more physical relationship. She doesn’t feel right about it and […]

February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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