Learning to Accept Criticism

All I share on Facebook are very good to amazing reviews, but as you can imagine, they’re not all good: I’ve had three “mediocre” to bad. At first, I was saddened, of course, and even more so, frustrated, because the “badder” one contained important spoilers, so I couldn't share it [...]
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Bird Box, by Josh Malerman

Okay, I hate myself. I have about 6 or 7 books that I've literally just bought, and life and reading were going fine after I’d finally managed to decide which one to pick first…and then I saw Netflix’s trailer on Facebook. Big mistake. Have you seen it? No? Well, I [...]
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Sold on a Monday, by Kristina McMorris

The story: 2 children for sale. A Depression-era reporter snaps a photo of two children being sold on a farmhouse porch, leading to his big break—and devastating repercussions for everyone involved. From a reader’s point of view: I wanted to read the book as soon as I set eyes on [...]
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Cross Her Heart, by Sarah Pinborough

The story: Lisa is living a lie and everyone is about to find out. Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job and her best friend Marilyn. But when a handsome client shows an interest in her, Lisa starts daydreaming about sharing her life with him, too. Maybe she’s ready [...]
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U-Turn (Lili), by AaRON

In Hour 14 of 24 Hours of the Phoenix, Gabriel, one of the main characters, lets music play in the background, and some of the advanced readers had never heard of this particular song. So here it is, listen to it; it's beautiful. Thank you again to AaRON’s management team [...]
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Why Pre-Ordering a Book Matters

This is me: A new author coming out of nowhere—no history, no one's ever heard of me. On the other hand, 5,000+ new books are published every day on Amazon alone. That's 3.4 million e-books out there, and counting, but e-books are relatively new and ridiculously small compared to the [...]
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Jar of Hearts, by Jennifer Hillier

I'm starting this new literary rendezvous with you with a fabulous novel I read last week…almost in a sitting. Jar of Hearts is an absolute gem. I'd never read anything from Jennifer Hillier before, but I'll sure check her other books and the ones to come. The story: "This is [...]
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What’s On Your Shelf?

Starting today and for one month and one month only, 24 Hours of the Phoenix is available for you to read and review on NetGalley. If you don't have an account, it's now or never. Well, maybe not never, never... you know what I mean. Anyway. So get yourself comfortable, [...]
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