I Lost My Job…Then I Found a New Job

Hello friends. It’s been some time since I wrote a blog post because, honestly, this last week has been a true whirlwind of emotions. The last thing I talked about was the announcement of the Vampire Academy TV show and then my world truly blew up in my face…I was laid off from a job that I’d had for nearly three years, a job that I loved and a company that I truly enjoyed working for and had a lot of respect for. This completely came out of left field last Friday, the 21st, so I’ve pretty much spent the last week, cycling through the stages of grief.

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Second Time’s a Charm? Vampire Academy Optioned for TV Through Peacock!

Some unexpected news hit my Instagram feed today – one of my favorite book series in the world (check the molnija tattoo) is coming to the screen once again. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead has been picked up by the streaming service Peacock, thanks to Vampire Diaries alums, Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre aka Sheriff Forbes herself. This comes on the heels of the successful adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone series on Netflix (can we announce season two already?), leading this nerd girl to believe we’ll start to get more of these announcements soon, just like the good ol’ Twilight days.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences

The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly challenge post previously hosted by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. You can follow along for each weekly post here. This week’s post is book titles that are complete sentences. This one felt kind of silly and fun, but easy and after a week of not blogging – whoops – it was nice to have a little fun post to keep you guys satisfied ;)

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Short N’Sweet Book Review: Sunkissed by Kasie West

Welcome to the Short N’ Sweet Book Review! For the almost nine years that I’ve been reviewing books on this blog, I’ve written long, wordy reviews that, let’s be honest, not a lot of people are probably reading. This year I decided to shorten those reviews and get straight to the point – what is this book about, who wrote it, where you can find and a short review on what I loved, liked and maybe thought could be better.

Today’s review features a perfect summer read, reminiscent of those days when the possibilities of summer felt endless and full of Dirty Dancing vibes – Sunkissed by Kasie West.


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Struck Out – Book 2 of the Benched Trilogy – Is Available for Preorder! Here’s a Sneak Peek to Celebrate!

I may have been quiet on the author front these days but that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten that I’m an author! I’ve just been…well, a little quieter about lately, probably because life is so BUSY right now! I am excited to say that Struck Out, the sequel to Benched – my debut romance novel that came out this September – is now available for preorder on Amazon! Kindle only unfortunately but still – very exciting news!

If you haven’t had a chance to read Benched yet, it tells the story of a freshman in college named Evie, who has grown up in Santa Isabella, a coastal California town obsessed with baseball. Evie’s had her heart shattered by baseball and wants nothing to do with it. That is, until the new shortstop from Kentucky transfers to her school and makes her question her rule to avoid baseball players at all costs.

Benched is currently available wherever you purchase your paperbacks or ebooks, including your local indie bookstore. Just log onto their website, search for Benched and order through their webstore!

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Blog Tour: Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson {Review and Giveaway!}

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist in this romp through the city that never sleeps from the New York Times bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone.

Two girls. One night. Zero phones.

Kat and Stevie—best friends, theater kids, polar opposites—have snuck away from the suburbs to spend a night in New York City. They have it all planned out. They’ll see a play, eat at the city’s hottest restaurant, and have the best. Night. Ever. What could go wrong?

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to be a part of this blog tour today. I have known Morgan for YEARS and am always EAGER and maybe a little GREEDY when a new book comes out by her. In fact, this might be the first time that I’m not THERE when a new book comes out, to get my book signed. I am attending her virtual event via Chevalier’s Books and got my hands on a signed, personalized copy so there is that. AND I’m lucky enough to help spread the word this week about this wonderful book. Read on for details about the book and how to get your hands on your own copy!

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