Within These Wicked Walls #bookreview #netgalley

Ciao, amici! I made a slight departure from my typical reading genre to a YA horror book. I read a compelling review of Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood on the Tessa Talks Books blog, and I knew I needed to check it out. I'm glad Tessa encouraged me to do so. I really … Continue reading Within These Wicked Walls #bookreview #netgalley

Wonderful Surprises

Ciao, amici! This week was a busy one for me, but one full of wonderful surprises. Family came in from out of town. I didn't know they were coming and we enjoyed some lovely visits. I also learned about a baby on the way. They showed me sonogram pictures. (That makes three new babies for … Continue reading Wonderful Surprises

New #shortstory: GHOSTS OF LEATH LAKE @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! I took a little break from Vocal after the eight-stories-in-eight-weeks challenge. I was busy and a wee bit burned out. But I'm back to it! It's October, which means horror stories abound, and I couldn't miss an opportunity to stretch my scare muscles a bit. If you like that sort of thing, you … Continue reading New #shortstory: GHOSTS OF LEATH LAKE @vocal_creators

#bookreviews THINGS OLD AND FORGOTTEN and THE STOWAWAY #fantasy #thriller

Ciao, amici! I have two reviews for you today, and the offerings couldn't be more different. Because I have more than one, let me get right to business. https://smile.amazon.com/Things-Old-Forgotten-Mae-Clair-ebook/dp/B09HP4Q6QC ★★★★★ Impossible to Pick a Favorite Talk about a journey to worlds beyond the borders of imagination. Mae Clair pens a collection of mystical, magical tales … Continue reading #bookreviews THINGS OLD AND FORGOTTEN and THE STOWAWAY #fantasy #thriller

Something Old, Something New… #newrelease by Mae Clair #anthology

Ciao, amici! It's always a pleasure to open my blog to other writers. I'm delighted to welcome new guests just as much as people I've known and adored for ages. Today, I have the pleasure of hosting not only an extremely gifted writer, but also one with whom I share a long and lovely history. … Continue reading Something Old, Something New… #newrelease by Mae Clair #anthology

WIP Wednesday—Forgotten Folders

Ciao, amici! It's been a long time since I did a WIP Wednesday post. And this one is going to be slightly different. It's not a work in progress so much as a work in the past. More than one, actually. Let me explain. Those of you who've been on this journey with me for … Continue reading WIP Wednesday—Forgotten Folders

Rebecca Zanetti’s YOU CAN RUN #bookreview #thriller

Ciao, amici! Time for another book review, and I've got one that ticks a lot of boxes. You can get in on preorder now, or (if you're lucky), snag an ARC from NetGalley. https://smile.amazon.com/You-Can-Run-Rebecca-Zanetti-ebook/dp/B093XVS6XN ★★★★ A Chilling Thriller and a Steamy Budding RomanceLaurel Snow is not a heroine many people could relate to. She has … Continue reading Rebecca Zanetti’s YOU CAN RUN #bookreview #thriller

New #shortstory: OUT ON A LIMB @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! I did it. Eight stories in eight weeks. I wasn't sure I had it in me. This week's theme was to write a story featuring a pear tree. There were a few times during this challenge that ideas were sparse. The bull was one of those times. So was the green light. The … Continue reading New #shortstory: OUT ON A LIMB @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR DESTINATION @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! Well, the end is in sight. This is week seven of eight. One to go. This week's theme was to write a story featuring a frozen pond. I have to tell you, I had no ideas FOREVER. Then one popped into my head. If you liked the humorous banter of last week's story, … Continue reading New #shortstory: YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR DESTINATION @vocal_creators

Nathan Field’s THE MANY (trilogy) #bookreview #thriller

Ciao, amici! I've got another book review for you today. Technically three, as it was a trilogy. I already know this won't be for a lot of you, but when you get something from NetGalley, you review it. So, here goes... https://www.amazon.com/Many-Complete-Trilogy-Nathan-Field-ebook/dp/B08VZS7QKR/ ★★★★ A Sinister Story That'll Stick With YouI have a real fondness for … Continue reading Nathan Field’s THE MANY (trilogy) #bookreview #thriller