My Writing

The One Where the Magic Stops

  This post is a long time coming. *deep breath* Writing, to me, has always been its own form of magic. You live with these characters in your head, you sit at your computer (or with a notebook, etc, in front of you), and somehow, you transform the characters from fragments in your mind to words on a page. Those pages multiply, making a book. Then that book is in the world, in the hands […]

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Mol Reads Books: Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson

Mol Reads Books: Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson Series: In Focus #1 Published by Penguin Intermix on March 17, 2015 Add on Goodreads Buy @ Barnes&Noble • Buy @ Amazon • Genres: new adult Source: Galley from the publisher With his college graduation gown expertly pitched into the […]

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The One with First Chapter Friday

Welcome to First Chapter Friday! Curious what this event is about? Organized by fab indie author Elizabeth Barone, First Chapter Friday is a fun way for a few authors to give readers sneak peeks into their works-in-progress. Participating with me are: Elizabeth Barone, Noree Cosper, J.C. Hannigan, and Mina V. Esguerra. What’s in it for YOU: a printed, signed copy of the first chapter of everyone’s (minus me) first chapter of their WIP! Each author […]

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Cover Reveal: One Chance Night by Eliza Boyd

Guyyyyyys. I am SO flippin’ excited to FINALLY get the chance to reveal to the world the gorgeous cover for my friend Eliza Boyd’s debut novel, ONE CHANCE NIGHT. I read this book awhile back as a beta reader and I swooned so hard, laughed, cried a little, then swooned some more. I can’t wait for y’all to read it.     Author: Eliza Boyd Book: One Chance Night Series: Make A Change #1 Release […]

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Warm-Up Review: Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn

From time to time, I have this NEED to talk about a book before it’s actually out in the world. I wanted a different way to do a mini-review for those books, so it became mini-review-meets-gif-explosion fun times. Warm-Up Review: Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn. Last year, I loved the first book in Katie Finn’s Broken Hearts series, BROKEN HEARTS, FENCES, AND OTHER THINGS TO MEND. When I […]

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Release Day Promo: Play On by Michelle Smith

It’s HERE. PLAY ON by the awesome Michelle Smith is finally out in the world, and I for one cannot WAIT to get my copy. <3 Why? Read on below…     In the small town of Lewis Creek, baseball is everything. Especially for all-star pitcher Austin Braxton, who has a one-way ticket out of town with his scholarship to a top university. All that stands between him and a new start is one final […]

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Blog Tour Top Ten: Play On by Michelle Smith

YOU GUYS. How excited am I for Michelle Smith’s rad YA debut, PLAY ON? I’ve been Twitter pals with Michelle for awhile now, and I can verify she is an articulate, passionate and thoughtful person, who writes awesome books. PLAY ON needs to be on YOUR TBR now. Why, you ask? Because as well as writing great books, Michelle has fab taste in sports movies. She wrote a Top Ten today for my stop on […]

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Mol Reads Books: Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark

Mol Reads Books: Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark Published by Henry Holt & Co on March 24, 2015 Add on Goodreads Buy @ Barnes&Noble • Buy @ Amazon • Genres: young adult contemporary Source: Galley from the publisher Abram and Juliette know each other. They’ve lived down the […]

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The One At the Beach

  I’ve been AWOL for…too long. *gingerly blows dust off of blog* I had all these goals to do better (goals I’m still working on), and life just sort of got in the way and kicked my butt hard a few times. 2015 has been sort of funky so far, not bad in any way, just…odd. Busy. Hectic. Weird. Surprising. Inspiring. A lot of things in a few short months. Some of the awesome things […]

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Blog Tour: The Tragic Age by Stephen Metcalfe

Today I’m thrilled to have the blog tour for THE TRAGIC AGE by Stephen Metcalfe stopping here at Books and Whimsy. This book sounds fab! I haven’t gotten a chance to start my ARC yet but it’s definitely on my TBR. I have an exclusive excerpt for you guys today, and I’ll also be giving you the info on where else you can find the tour. Follow the tour Excerpt 1: Tuesday, February 3rd: KellyVision […]

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