book reviews, reading

Book Review: “Drums of Autumn” by Diana Gabaldon

This book is different from most of the others in the fact that it is not only from Claire's first-person perspective. It also follows Roger Wakefield (Mackenzie) and Brianna Randall (Fraser) in the third person. I like that the author chose to write it this way because what's happening with these other characters that Claire doesn't get to be present for is very important to the story, but having Claire be first-person makes me feel like I have a special connection with her above all the other characters, like I am her when I'm reading because I can get inside her mind.

reading, Writer Habits, writing

French Revolution Timeline for my Upcoming Historical Fiction Loosely Inspired by “Beauty and the Beast” (And yes, I’m obsessive and it’s extensive)

I have compiled an extensive (and a bit obsessive) timeline of the French Revolution for my upcoming Historical Fiction. It's my first time writing a novel like this so I have not left out a single detail I've come across, not sure what I'm going to use, though I'm sure a ton of it will not make the cut. Enjoy!

giveaway, reading

All of Alex Apostol’s eBooks are FREE for 4th of July Weekend

Head over to Amazon's Kindle, Barnes and Noble's Nook, Walmart's Kobo, Apple's iBooks, Google Play's Books, or Smashwords to get any and all of my eBooks for free today through Sunday! What better way to celebrate freedom with some free reads!

journal, reading

Day 9: Reading for pleasure

As an author, it can be a fine line to walk in reading for work and reading for fun. I have been studying the French Revolution so much lately in preparation for writing my next book that every word felt like a task to complete...not exactly relaxing, though not unenjoyable either. But it definitely isn't the same as curling up in bed, setting my little pillow on my lap to prop up my book, and disappearing into the mind and hearts of familiar characters I have come to love as friends and family.

book reviews, reading

Book Review: “Enchantée: Love, Magic, Revolution” by Gita Trelease

I was into this book right off the bat! It captured my imagination from the first page and held it the entire time. When I finally finished it I was actually sad and now I can't wait for the sequel, Liberte, to come out!