Teaser Tuesday 3/20/18

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

Comedy of errors I tell you. My quote is the same this week as last because I have been having some issues getting my laptop to load so I am posting this mobile. I haven’t had a chance to grab my read and I hope this goes through from my phone! I tell ya it’s like a series of unfortunate events here lately 😂

“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.” – Mrs. Whatsit

Book Review: The Book of Deacon (The Book of Deacon #1) by Joseph R. Lallo

The tale of Myranda Celeste, a young woman orphaned by a century long war, and her chance discovery of a fallen soldier’s priceless cargo. The find will change her life, sending her on an adventure of soldiers and rebels, wizards and warriors, and beasts both noble and monstrous. Each step will bring her closer to the truth of her potential, of the war, and of the fate of her world.

This is one of those books that I just really am not sure what I should say about it. The book was not bad by any means, but it also was not what I would call a good book. Overall for me this one just came up as a bit meh and forgettable, sorry if that sounds a little bit harsh but there we have it.

The first chapters of this book were very boring to me. There were many times in fact that I wanted to just delete it from my device and not worry about it any further. I am glad that I didn’t do that as I really am not a big fan of DNF but it does happen. This is a book that I am glad I finished, but beyond that I really just could not feel a connection with any of the characters. It just feels as if none of them really fully formed enough for me to like them or “feel them”. There were a great many errors in the book which does tend to happen a lot with self published work. I try not to judge authors for that because I know I don’t write perfectly and it is incredibly brave to put your work out there. However, in this instance it was bad enough for me that it began to interfere with reading the book. Myranda was not the character I hoped she would be, I just wanted to tell her to get with the program and light a fire under her butt.

So for me, I wouldn’t say to read it, but I also wouldn’t tell you not to read it, maybe you will like it better than I did. Perhaps characters get better fleshed out in later books, I am not sure I will carry on past this one to find out.


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Teaser Tuesday 12/6/16

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along with Teaser Tuesday! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

“Zackary Connor’s office building was made of glass, endless windows giving the impression of being outside. It was exactly how I liked nature–air conditioned and bug free.” ~ Bewitching the Werewolf (Megan Stephens #1)
by Caroline Hanson

Pardon the dust

Please pardon the dust around the blog as I work on getting the new theme completely installed. It is a wonderful theme and I am very excited to be taking this next step forward in my book blogging adventure! It is a little scary leaving behind Fire & Ice, but I feel like the same was right.

So welcome, have a look around and mind any dusty areas.

Can you hear the bells yet?

The time of year that everyone (but me) seems to love is right around the corner. As soon as the Halloween decor came out of course so did the Christmas items. That is one of the biggest reasons I have issues with Christmas, every year they seem to put out the decorations earlier and earlier and intruding upon my favorite holiday. With all of that said, I am trying really trying this year to get into the spirit and enjoy. I gave my word that I would try.

Of course I make most of my holiday items by hand, anyone who has taken a look at Creations of Bastet has seen how obsessive I can be about my handmade items, I just love them. However, I also know there are somethings I just can’t make on my own, sure would be fun if I could! I have a lot of musicians in my life and there is no way I can make instruments or most of the things that go with them. Luckily I can shop at musiciansfriend.com for everything that I need for the musicians in my life. Then I can go ahead and make a fun crochet guitar strap or some other fun accessory that goes with the instruments. See I can still work my own fun obsessions in with things I can’t make myself.

You better work!

Insert snappy fun fingers here, but all kidding aside, this is a new age of work and some of the best jobs are a form of online work. Whether you are marketing yourself as a blogger or influencer or working to get your company going the place to do it now is online.

Yes, there is still a place for face to face networking and having business cards, but the majority of marketing in today’s society needs to take place on the world wide web. We are a society that is constantly connected via computers, phones and other devices. You really can’t escape it. The tough part of that kind of marketing is there are so many subtle nuances it can be hard to stand our or even know where to start. That is why hiring a professional is always a good way to go. Companies such as Triangle Direct Media know exactly what needs to happen to make your website come up in searches and to get your brand out there. Brand is important and getting your work seen is too!


Everyone knows about guitars and drums but how many people have heard of Strumsticks? The Strumstick is a relatively new instrument in the realm of music, it was invented in 1981 by Bob McNally and was designed as a different version of the Backpacker Guitar. The strumstick is essentially a version of the The Stringed Pennywhistle and is truly a different and fun instrument for those who love something different when it comes to music. Stretch your imagination and play a bit check out the Strumstick!

Studio work

One of the best things about being a musician today is the ability to work in studio space in your own home. It seems like anyone with a good computer and the right tools can produce something right at home. What a wonderful time to live in! Seriously who doesn’t love more music? One of those tools that is great for producing comes from Guitar center, it is reasonably priced and works great this item is the: presonus studiolive 24.4.2. If you are looking for a good mix board this is the right one for you head on over and check it out.

The random thoughts of a Sunday…

Bear with me a moment, dear readers, as we take a small break from the books to talk about one of the many tools used to write them. Pens. If you know me (and most of you do) you know that I love Pens of all kinds and often write things long hand you also know that I have a small Etsy shop for handmade goods and I have been looking for some affordable ways of promotion for the shop. It occurred to me that promotional twist pens might be a great way to go about advertising the shop. It would allow me to combine my love of pens (really you should see me when school supplies are out!) with the need for some affordable and solid promotion. After looking around a little bit on the web I found that there are some cheap pens at PenFactory.com that I think will work out very nicely. Not only are they affordable but I really do like the look of their twist promotional pens and they come in such a fun variety of colors. You know I am going to get purple for Creations of Bastet how could I not?

Thank you for tuning into my muse and back to your regularly scheduled book reviews.

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