Wednesday, April 27, 2022

That black moment: Part 2

Storm clouds

I've mentioned in the past that I tend to not like it when the hero is forced to grovel a great deal in order to atone for some supposed wrongdoing or when the obligatory black moment takes place and everything goes to crap for the hero and heroine. I always find reading books that lead up to those moments extremely unpleasant to read because I feel this anxiety and tension while reading that leaves me very uncomfortable. I read to escape and be entertained and I do not enjoy intentional discomfort in my reading. That is not an outcome that I look for.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Video portfolio #1: Book trailers

TikTok video portfolio

This is a small sample of some of the videos created based on the video creation services I offer. I'll continue to share more (but I don't want to overwhelm you) as time progresses. If you're interested, you're also welcome to check out my TikTok account which has lots of examples of my work.

What Helen Read #70: March 2022

Trying to get back on schedule but work has been crazy. I got to about 5pm today and thought, heck, I need to prep for tomorrow's post, so here I am. Phew! I should have got this done a lot earlier but I was working on a client's video that was quite tricky. That kinda consumed me and then I had to feed Steve. And now I'm finally getting to this.

Here's what Helen read for the last month.

Reunited With The Millionaire by Rachel Armstrong
Reunited With The Millionaire

Since We Last Met by Bronwyn Sell
Since We Last Met

The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth
The Mother-In-Law

The Valkyrie Returns by Tanya Nellestein
The Valkyrie Returns

Monday, April 11, 2022

Getting the hang of TikTok and it's hella fun for bookish things

Deanna's World TikTok

The best thing about rejigging the bloggity schedule? Some breathing room and the ability to have time to throw in an extra post now and then without have to worry about deadlines and disappointing my readers. Plus it's now past midnight on Sunday "morning" and I can't sleep so I'm sitting in the dark in my office being nutty. Drives Steve bonkers.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

What Deanna Read #74: March 2022

Hello!!! So this month's What Deanna Read is a little late because I've switched things around a bit (you can read about that here) and then there was this whole thing about returning books and I wanted to address it. So this a "bonus" post for the week but in reality it's just me catching up on the usual stuff. Hang tight!

Here's what I read for the month.

A Baby For The Boss by Jessa Kane
A Baby For The Boss

Royally Claimed by Jupiter Belle
Royally Claimed

Mountain Man's Obsession by Sadie King
Mountain Man's Obsession

Hacker by Cassie Mint

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The TikTok trend of returning books: Cause and effect

Returning books

Something a little different today because it's timely and I've been encouraged to post about it. I'll go back to my regular programming shortly. The next post will be my "What Deanna Read" post in case you're worried I'll skip it for this month.

Kick back and grab yourself a cup of tea or coffee. This is going to be a long one.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Changes to the bloggity: April 2022


Y'all, I hope this finds you well. I know today is meant to be my regular What Deanna Read post, but I'm hijacking that to let you know that there will be some changes to the bloggity. I hope this won't change much for you and you'll still visit, but I need to switch things around because of life stuff.