Category: Features


Review + Excerpt: The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

Posted 25 April, 2016 in Features, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review + Excerpt: The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

Hey everyone! Today I’m doing something I haven’t done in a long time: a blog tour. And since I’ve read the book by now as well, scroll down for that review. Excerpt: I DIDN’T KNOW what I was doing. Requests, things I wanted, words I would never speak or allow myself to think were now uncontainable. It’s the sex, I reiterated. Again. I’d used this explanation, now on repeat, as a simple justification for the complex cacophony of my mind. “Be with you?” Her long, dark lashes fluttered, beating like distressed butterfly wings against warming pink cheeks. I licked my […]

Q&A: Getting to Know The Ripped Bodice

Posted 13 November, 2015 in Features / 1 Comment
Q&A: Getting to Know The Ripped Bodice

Hey everyone! I’m SO excited about what I have for you today. If you’ve been on social media lately, you’ve probably seen a post or two about The Ripped Bodice. If you haven’t, here’s the lowdown. The Ripped Bodice is aiming to become the first bookstore in the US to exclusively sell romance. Yes, that’s right. All romance. A whole store! Amazing, right? I would not mind getting locked in there (one of my biggest irrational fears is getting locked in a store all night, because of a cartoon I saw when I was 5). Right now, they’re running a […]

Be a Better Blogger: Improve Your Book Blog’s SEO

Posted 4 October, 2015 in Features / 1 Comment
Be a Better Blogger: Improve Your Book Blog’s SEO

Be a Better Blogger is a monthly challenge to help you tack your blog’s to-do list. Each month is themed – just add your own to-do list to join in! You all know that I’m a big advocate of building passive traffic. Of optimizing your blog so it can get traffic without you doing anything – without you going out and promoting it. At a BEA BloggerCon panel, I told book bloggers that the two most important ways to optimize your growth were: Optimizing for social media, so that your readers to the social media promotion for you. Optimizing for […]

To-Do List: September Write On Review-a-Thon

Posted 20 September, 2015 in Features / 4 Comments
To-Do List: September Write On Review-a-Thon

What what! Are you ready for the next Write On Review-a-Thon, hosted by moi? That’s right, I’ve adopted it from The Book Vixen (thanks Brianna!). I’m not quite sure how I’m going to incorporate it with Be a Better Blogger yet, but I know the possibilities are awesome. Anyway, my list of NetGalley books to review that have already been released is getting a little long. Most of them I haven’t reviewed yet because they had already been release by the time I got approval, but for others it’s because I had a pretty ‘meh’ reaction to them. I need to […]

To-Do List: Fall Bloggiesta

Posted 17 September, 2015 in Features / 15 Comments
To-Do List: Fall Bloggiesta

Time for the latest Bloggiesta! I’ve been seriously slacking with blogging lately, so it’s really necessary. It’s not so much that I’m not devoting time, but I’ve had trouble focusing recently. I just have more ideas in my brain than ever, and they’re strugglin to get out. So I’ll start one thing, then have a lightbulb moment in the back of my mind for a different project, and switch over to that. Basically, I’m working a lot and getting a lot done, but getting nothing finished. Anyway, here’s what’s been stuck in my Todoist for too long. (Looking for challenges to […]

Be a Better Blogger: Build a Book Review Backlog

Posted 6 September, 2015 in Features / 11 Comments
Be a Better Blogger: Build a Book Review Backlog

Be a Better Blogger is a monthly challenge to help you tack your blog’s to-do list. Each month is themed – just add your own to-do list to join in! Have you ever looked at your blogging schedule and seen a big, gaping hole? You haven’t posted a review in over a week, and unfortunately won’t be writing one today. You haven’t finished your latest book, plus the thought of writing a new review somewhere in your busy schedule this week makes you want to vomit. I’ve been there. But I try to prepare for small bouts of blogger burnout. So […]

To-Do List: August Write On Review-a-Thon

Posted 24 August, 2015 in Features / 4 Comments
To-Do List: August Write On Review-a-Thon

Despite things being crazy and working on a million projects right now, I’m pretty on top of my review schedule. That being said, there’s always that NetGalley backlog of books that came out awhile ago. And non-ARCs I’ve read. And audiobooks I’ve listened to. See? Always more to be done. I’m going to start early as usual, but it’s going to be a pretty busy week so I don’t know how much I’ll get done. And if this weekend is nice, no promises I’ll want to stay indoors. But hey, I’m gonna try. My August Write On Review-a-Thon To-Do List Sustained by […]

Be a Better Blogger: DIY GSD (Get Sh*t Done)

Posted 3 August, 2015 in Features / 10 Comments
Be a Better Blogger: DIY GSD (Get Sh*t Done)

Welcome to this month’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge! After having some real talk with the wonderful ladies in the BABB Facebook group, we’re going to play around with the format of the challenge over the next few months. I’m open to all suggestions, just drop me a line. 🙂 It seemed that a lot of people (myself included) think they’d be more successful with a looser, less specific theme. So instead of super detailed challenges like email marketing or blogging schedules, you get to pick the tasks that are most important to you. If the monthly challenge is something […]

To-Do List: July Write On Review-a-Thon

Posted 20 July, 2015 in Features / 5 Comments
To-Do List: July Write On Review-a-Thon

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these! Coincidentally, it’s been a long time since I actually stuck to my review schedule and editorial calendar. Womp womp wooooomp… Since moving to NYC, I spend a lot less time online. But even as I miss blogging and reading, I don’t feel (that) guilty about choosing to walk home from work when it’s nice out, even if it does take an hour and a half I planned on blogging during. But I do reaaaaally need to catch up. I’ve drastically cut back on new signups, since I’m not […]

Be a Better Blogger: Choose Your Own Challenge

Posted 6 July, 2015 in Features / 1 Comment
Be a Better Blogger: Choose Your Own Challenge

Hey there! Welcome to this month’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge. Holiday! Celebrate! Well, just one of the two for now since my vacation doesn’t start until Wednesday. Until then, it’s just celebrate, because we’ve officially gone through 5 Be a Better Blogger challenges! Yay! Participation has been down the past few months and I’ll be honest with you: it’s hard. But instead of quitting or complaining, I want to adapt and figure out what kind of challenge you all will join in with month after month. So this month’s theme is wildcard. The purpose of this is two-fold: I […]