May/June Wrap-Up

I have been living in Non-Existia for 2 months. Busy at work: writing, editing, researching, editing, tweaking, reading, editing, submitting, editing . . . It was a busy two months, writing-wise, and now SUMMER VACATION is happening. While I’m glad I don’t have to get up early to drive my kiddos to school, I’m already missing having a schedule–having somewhere I have to be, having a purpose to get up early and be productive. (That is going to change starting next week!)


I just returned from Nashville: UTOPIA CON (I will be writing a post about my time there…as soon as I recover…). What a wonderful place/people to help me get back into the excitement of writing. Since I returned, I’ve been sucked into Steampunk Victorian London. Stay tuned for exciting things. Hopefully!


  • Scarlett Epstein Hates It Hear By Anna Breslaw (3 STARS)
    • A YA, quirky tale that just had way too much blah in it.
  • Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen (5 STARS)
    • My all-time favorite book. I have to read this at least once every year.
  • Because I Love You By Tori Rigby (5STARS)
    • Another wonderful book published by Blaze Publishing. This book sent me on an emotional rollercoaster ride. Have tissues handy!


  • Kate By Sharon Srock (4 STARS)
    • Adult, contemporary romance–a quick, enjoyable read.
  • The Last Necromancer By C.J. Archer (4STARS)
    • Adult–fun story with a steampunk feel.
  • The Siren By Kiera Cass (4 STARS)
    • YA Fantasy–a very interesting premise. I listened to this on my drive to Tennessee.
  • The One By Kiera Cass (3 STARS)
    • YA Dystopian–last book of the Selection Trilogy–must say, I didn’t really enjoy this one as much as the first two. Listened to this on my drive to Tennessee.
  • The Heir By Kiera Cass (3 STARS)
    • YA Dystopian–the next generation of the Selection . . . I listened to this as I drove home from Tennessee–I have to say, the main girl REALLY annoyed me with his snottiness, made it hard to enjoy the story.
  • Defy By Sara B. Larson (4 1/2 STARS)
    • YA Fantasy–such a great adventure! Loved every second!
  • The Clockwork Scarab By Colleen Gleason (5 STARS)
    • YA Steampunk–The first book in the Holmes and Stoker Trilogy. Sherlock Holmes niece and Bram Stoker’s sister team up to fight crime, and vampires in Steampunk London! So fun!
  • The Spiritglass Charade By Colleen Gleason (4 STARS)
    • YA Steampunk–Second book in the Holmes and Stoker Trilogy.

And, that is it for now . . . headed back to Non-Existia for awhile to research and write. Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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