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Hello, dear folks! (There's a surprise at the end of this article, so read on! ;)) As a newly minted bestie of Books Forward Friends (which means I'm one of their book reviewers now, yay!), I was offered the amazing opportunity to take part in a diverse picture book series kickstarter event. Indeed, Dr. Rachel Kowert penned books about the everyday children under the series title Tales from Cloud Canyon. She created her Kickstarter campaign to fund what the author describes as "a picture book series celebrating the everyday child, doing everyday things, with their everyday abilities for ages 3 and up." Honestly, this was too much of a good intention and kind, thoughtful project that I simply couldn't pass over. So, here I am. :) Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2022 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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I’ll be honest, when came the time to choose for physical galleys with Simon & Schuster Canada, I picked Girl in Ice by Erica Ferencik thanks to its intriguing but striking cover and the blurb which mentioned two things I love (the Arctic and languages). But did I truly believe I would like it, even more love it? No. What a mistake! Thankfully, it proved me wrong. I still feel shame about this doubt, but damn, it’s one of the best suspense/mystery books I ever read, if not my favorite. I guess you could say me and the book had a bad start, but fell in love hard? Wish to go explore the reasons Girl in Ice is so surprising and unique? I bet you do! Come on, grab my hand, and let’s thaw the coldness of doubts and warm it into love! Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2022 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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Hello hello! Mystery, mystery... when you hold us, make it history. (A small fun line I just invented. :3 Cute, right? I thought it fitted this story.) So, when I saw a Sherlock Holmes-style Lady... who's a lesbian... in a steampunk context... I mean, I'm a pretty strong-minded woman, but even I have my weaknesses. ^.^ Here we go! Hope you enjoy perusing and discovering this delicacy! Perhaps you'll find clues to solve my upcoming review next week? ;) Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2022 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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So, dear Other Worlds Ink approached me with Knight in Retrograde for a blog tour. I said: What, a seemingly science fantasy told like an epic fantasy in audiobook format with a glorious narrator?! What else was there to say, honestly? I'm a strong woman, but this story knew my cravings. How about we see my love for it in detail?? Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2022 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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Hello hello! Today I bring you: a blog tour post for the amazing book, Knight in Retrograde, by author Lee Hunt! This trilogy finale is a wildly engaging story multifaceted with fantasy and scientific knowledge! I got in with the third book, and honestly, I was hooked! So, I'll be going over the previous books because I loved it so much! If you want to know why, you can read my review. Now, let's explore this book, shall we? And make sure to stay till the end because there's an exclusive guest post by the author and a special surprise, folks! :D Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2022 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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Hello, folks! Or space colleagues? smirks Either way, I'm glad you're here because today I've got something exquisite to show you: The cover of Anticipated Angel by Laura Navarre, a delicious sci-fi erotic MM romance novella. Trust me, I'm halfway through the book and gosh, it's... not what I expected, but I needed it and dang do I love it! I squeal and chattered to my bestie about it, non-stop. I think he was slightly afraid of my mental state at that moment, yet he thought it sounded awesome! Now, how about we start this fun ride by introducing you the author? Here we go! *tries to mimic (poorly) the Star Trek theme song* Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2022 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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Hello hello! Today is an awesome blog tour day for the sapphic historical fantasy (F/F) novel, She's the One Who Can't Keep Quiet, by author S. R. Cronin! It's a charming, musical fairy tale-esque novel with lovely characters. I only wish there was less telling and more showing. Otherwise, it's a sweet addition to your own personal library (I see you, with that TBR nearly toppling over!) if you don't mind that. Now, let's take a look at the book's information, shall we? And make sure to stay till the end because there's an exclusive guess post by the author for you all, folks! :D Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2022 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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What can I say besides that I saw a cute sapphic romance with my favorite trope (enemies to lovers) offered to me for a blog tour and I was so thrilled I just jumped on the bandwagon and shouted HOOT-HOOT happily? Yeah, basically that's me with Opposed Desires! Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2021 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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Hello, folks! Today is a special blog tour day for the sapphic romance (F/F) novel, Opposed Desires, by author Kathrine McIntyre! There's a fun bonus, too: if you read till the end, I share an author guest post with you. :) Let's start with more info about the book! Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2021 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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Hello, folks! Yes, yes, yes, today, I reached a huge writing achievement for me: I finished my poetry collection!!! WOOHOOT! Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2021 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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Hello, dear folks! I went forward and created a Spotify playlist for my serialized story The Wolf Legacy so I could share my feelings and mood when writing it with you. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2021 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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Would you like to read a darker, feminist, fantasy retelling of Little Red Riding Hood? I've got just the right story for you! The Wolf Legacy published every Monday on Tapas.io by yours truly! ;) Want to know more? Scroll down this page, check the cover and read the blurb! Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2021 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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Hello folks! I've got a treat for you -not yet a trick!- right for the month of Halloween! Honestly, it's a beloved short story of mine titled "The Clock", which I wrote about a year ago. All my critique partners loved it and several suggested I should make a novel, if not a series out of it! And since I love everything vampire, these characters, and I even kept wondering what happened to them after the end of the short story... So, of course, I gladly decided to go with their suggestion. For Preptober (if you don't know what it is, it's a month during which those participating in NaNoWriMo prepare their story, plot it out and flesh out their characters), I chose "The Clock" to develop into a full-length novel. But I've a hint it will grow into a series... I couldn't be happier about that! Enjoy my short story, which is below the graphic I made of the ambiance and my characters, and be on the lookout for my Preptober post coming very soon! Leave a comment to tell me whether you enjoyed it or not, and please share! TRIGGER WARNINGS: Blood, violence, nudity. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2021 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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Hello, folks! Are you missing Miranda Kane like me? Well, I've got good news: there's a new chapter of Rise of a Heroine: Resurgence up on Inkitt for you to read for free! In this chapter, Miranda, overwhelmed by remorse at her supposedly incapacity to save her best friend during the assault by Thomas Lance, goes to visit Amy, her bestie, at the hospital. As the chapter progresses, the two friends exchange strong emotions and tears as well as hard truths. Miranda's also starting to get into her head that something needs to change... and maybe she'll be the one to bring it about. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2021 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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Hello, lovely folks! So, today I bring you a new series of blog posts: Artists & Writing. I want to focus on the artists, to elevate the stunning and inspiring work they do, and to link all kinds of inspiration and art with writing. Because in my own view, writing is art, too. As for the artists, I welcome all kinds, whether they're illustrators, home interior designers, fashion designers, animators, film producers... I want to expand people's view and understand of art. And to perceive its connection to writing and words and imagination overall. I hope this series touches you in some way or perhaps inspires you. My first guest? Please welcome the amazing illustrator & graphic designer, Valentin Romero! He was kind enough to agree to this interview when I contacted him. I thought he would be a great person and artist to feature on my blog as he seemed to like my idea for this series and he is quite inspiring. His work is just jaw-dropping. Enjoy the interview, loves! Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2021 at Ad Librum Aeternam
Hello hello, folks! I'm putting together a screenplay, movie, tv show pilot and script analysis series. Why? As a script reader, and future professional screenwriter (you can read my Daphné scene here and my Philip scene there), I thought this would not only serve as an immensely rich training ground for me and you, but also as quite an interesting way to look at movies, shows and stories we love and the screenwriting at work behind it! Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2021 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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I’ve been a fan of Hippocrene Books for a few years now, following them on social media and craving their books. As a polyglot, their books, both language learning guides and cultural books, seemed to be of quality and they’re quite varied. They cover languages rarely tackled by other language publishers, such as Croatian, Romanian, and Icelandic. I’m always looking for new resources and tools to improve my own learning, and I love exploring. So, when I contacted them about reviewing books for them, they kindly agreed to send me a few, including Beginner’s Croatian with Online Audio. I wanted to learn Croatian since I was fourteen years old (I’m double years old now…shhhhh), so it’s exhilarating to review this book for them. Plus, finding good quality Croatian language learning materials is hard, even more so in physical format. A huge thanks to Hippocrene Books for sharing Beginner’s Croatian with me and helping my learning process! I discovered a great new resource, and definitely fell in love with their products. Let’s break down its several qualities and few flaws together, shall we? That way you’ll get a better idea to enhance your own language learning! Let’s go! Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2021 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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Hi, folks! I've got two news for you relating to my novel Rise of a Heroine: Resurgence, a.k.a Miranda Kane (my main character). So, I'm using Inkitt, a publishing platform similar to Wattpad, to post my novel online and land a publication contract with said platform. Unfortunately, I've been neglecting it those last few months... BUT FEAR NOT! I am back in the ring with the 7th chapter now posted and ready for you to read! YAY! Are you excited? I AM EXCITED! :D Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2021 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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I want to thank Lily, Gay Book Promotions, and Sara Dobie Bauer for letting me take part in this blog tour! :) I enjoyed collaborating with them, and we need more promotions about LGBT+ stories. ^.^ So, I'm glad I could help make a small change in the way of things. Now, enough with the blah blah, you probably want to know what this horror book (exactly, it's NOT a horror movie ;)) is about. Well, you can read the blurb below, and behold, an excerpt, too! :O I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading, loves! Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2021 at Ad Librum Aeternam
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