We Need More Books Like This

My writing bestie is celebrating a new release today and I couldn’t be more excited! Not only is it an awesome book, but I formatted it for her! <3

Valiant Heart is the first in Eliza Sinclair’s steampunk/flintlock Tanahr Tales series. It has mechmages, elven warrior maidens, and giant Mechanae (machine fae) roving over hills that start out green before being scorched by lightning spears and otherwise torn up in battle. 😀

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Check out this gorgeous cover!

The world building is immersive and the descriptions poetic. Continue reading “We Need More Books Like This”

Book Review — “From the Stars”

Hello, everyone!

What are you reading lately? I just finished From the Stars by C.S. Wilde and I’m pretty sure she’s my new favorite Scifi Romance author! Check out this gorgeous cover…


From the Stars is the story of an alien scientist who has taken on human form to study us. She decides she wants to experience love—even though opening herself to strong emotion is illegal in her society. Enter James Bauman—human, nerd, and my new best friend (Seriously, James… Please be real and somewhere so we can geek out over coffee). Continue reading “Book Review — “From the Stars””

Book Review — “Temporary Duty Assignment”

I’ve been wanting to start writing more in-depth book reviews here, and what better way to start the ball rolling than with A.E. Ash‘s Temporary Duty Assignmentbrought to you by Book Smugglers Publishing 🙂

Disclaimer 1: Yes, A.E. is my writing bestie—but I wouldn’t write a review like this if I didn’t love the piece 🙂

Disclaimer 2: I should probably also share that I have a degree in literary analysis. I love thinking about what I read almost as much as the reading itself <3 I’ll try to keep from going down too many rabbit holes with you 🙂

Let’s get to it!

Check out this gorgeous cover by Reiko Murakami.

One of the things I love about A.E.’s works is that she usually hits me right in the feels. We’ve talked about it before—how I am weirdly synchronized to her works and really “get it” a lot more than some. (Writers, this is what it looks like when you find an “ideal reader”, and if you can find that in someone who is also a close friend, you are very, very blessed). Continue reading “Book Review — “Temporary Duty Assignment””