Monday, August 31, 2020

Recognising the signs of a DNF

Book with glasses

I've been DNFing (did not finish) a lot of books lately. A few years ago I wrote about how I struggled with DNFing a book and how conflicted I get about doing it. I'm not sure if much has changed in the intervening years.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The ins and outs of promoting books by Echo Shea

Today, I want to introduce you to Echo and her promo company Psst… and Let’s Talk Promotions. Promotions is a big part of the book world because without it, no one would know about the books being published and that means no one would buy them to read. This post is meant to provide some insight into the book promo business and why it’s important to promote a book. There are some good tips provided along the way too. It's a long post, but I promise this is a worthwhile read. There's a lot of useful information here. So kick back, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

Welcome Echo!

Man with megaphone

Monday, August 17, 2020

Tropes I do not enjoy or read much

Girl lying in guy's lap

When it comes to reading romance, those familiar with the genre will understand the role of tropes in a story. There are so many tropes that make up the romance book world. Some we love, some we don't. I've had a niggle in my brain the last few days as I've read a story by an author I truly enjoy and it made me think of all the tropes I'm not crazy about. I try to avoid them if I can help it, although I make exceptions and read them on occasion if the book is by an author I trust.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

How to build a romance hero by Janet Walden-West

Please welcome author Janet Walden-West to the bloggity today. She's going to tell us all about how to build the perfect book boyfriend. Now I'm sure we all have different opinions of how to build the perfect book boyfriend for us - I like them alpha, hunky, and possessive, but I'm sure Ms Walden-West can give us a few tips of what her man looks like.

Hot guy naked torso

Monday, August 10, 2020

What Helen Read #50: July 2020

A big welcome back for Helen. So happy she is recovering from her surgery and is home after such a long hospital stay. She didn't read much what with being in the hospital and being unwell, but she's slowly recovering and getting her reading mojo back. Not many books for the last two months for her, but a little bit of reading is better than nothing.

Here's what Helen read for the last month.

Monday, August 3, 2020

What Deanna Read #54: July 2020

Wow! Another month has gone by already. It's weird because with the pandemic we have not been going out much at all and have been home most of the time. This weird being home and not doing much, well, aside from work, it's strange that the days still zoomed by.

I had a strange month of being productive (I"ve read a lot) but also not being productive with work stuff because I didn't feel like I had the creative energy to do a lot of the work stuff I normally do. Sigh. I'll be honest, the whole pandemic thing is very concerning and we've had an outbreak in the state south of us and there were people being irresponsible who were infected that went out and infected people in my state before the borders were closed. Sigh.

I've been reading a bit more or attempting to read a bit more this last month. Not exactly sure why but for some reason in July I felt like I was in a race to read as much as I could. Could be I just wanted to be in my happy place for the month. I haven't counted but I read a decent number of books in the month. There were are few duds too though.

Good news too. Helen is back. She's recovering nicely from her stay in hospital and she's finally home. Not a lot of reading, but she did manage some.

That's it from me. I hope everyone is well. My thoughts are with you all. Stay safe.

Here's what I read for the month.