Reblog from Tahlia Newland: What does a book editor do? The four kinds of editing.

What does a book editor do? I’ve written a lot of blog posts on the importance of the line edit that have included mentions of the four kinds of editing, but today I’m going to address the topic directly because it’s vital information. If you’re an author you need to know what the four kinds of editing…

Review: Beauty and her Beastly Love



Read from June 19 to 20, 2015 — I own a copy

Synopsis: If you enjoy a hot and steamy romantic fairy tale, then this retelling of Beauty and the Beast is for you.

In this grown up version of Beauty and the Beast, we meet Beauty, a sheltered young girl living in the French countryside with her father. She doesn’t get out much, but her tutor has given her books that she is supposed to read privately. The books all have a rose imprinted on the cover and describe the ways in which men and women love each other. The books give Beauty ideas about pleasures of the flesh.

Just like in the traditional tale, Beauty’s father, Pierre, sets off on a journey and ends up taking refuge in an enchanted dwelling. Pierre takes a rose-covered book, like the ones his daughter reads, and is caught by the beast who lives in the manor. Pierre agrees to send his daughter in exchange for the Beast not killing him.

When Beauty arrives, she feels disappointed that she will spend a lifetime imprisoned with this beast, rather than experiencing the type of relationship between a man and a woman described in her books. Only, as she gets to know Beast, she develops an attraction to him. Later, Beauty discovers that she and Beast can take pleasure in each other’s company in more ways than she’d ever imagined. Continue reading

Review: Unknown Sender by Ryan Lanz


3 stars

Read on June 18, 2015 — I own a copy

Synopsis: Jessica’s world revolves around studying at college and affording prepackaged meals, which leaves little time for socializing. In fact, she is quite content without being noticed, which only makes the attention of a mystery texter all the more unwanted.

She isn’t unfamiliar with strange advances, but this is something entirely different. This person knows things about her. Things beyond just an average stalker.

Even after all that, Jessica would be much more content to forget than discover who is chasing her, electronically or otherwise. Eventually, she finds out that she can’t outrun her past. Continue reading