Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mini Blog Ahead #1


http://theherdpresents.blogspot.nl/2017/01/Sign-Up-blog-ahead-mini.html

I’m super excited to participate in the first Mini Blog Ahead Challenge of 2017. Blog Ahead is the perfect challenge to get some posts ready to go so you have a nice cushion for the upcoming weeks. With our wedding coming up in less than twelve weeks, this challenge definitely comes at the perfect moment.

The Goal:


This challenge I begin with no scheduled posts. Sigh.. I know it’s bad! But I’m going to change.. Hopefully. I’m determined!

My goal for this challenge is to have at least 15 posts ready to go. (The only stipulation is it must go live AFTER the challenge ends in order to count.) But I’m hoping to get more done. We will be going on our honeymoon in May and I won’t be posting for at least two weeks, so it would be nice to have some posts ready to go.

The Plan:


I’m going to make some Discussion posts, Adventures in Nursing posts, Reviews and My Favorite.. Meme posts. And I can definitely use some support! I will be updating this post throughout the 15 days to let you guys know how I’m doing. Wish me luck.

And don’t forget to visit the other Blog Ahead participants here, and wish them some support too!

Update March 7th:
I'm doing okay with the challenge so far. I've only got two posts completely ready at the moment, but I'm working on some other ones I will be able to add hopefully tomorrow or the day after. I'm feeling pretty good about it so far, and I’ve got plenty of ideas.

Update March 16th:
I can't believe this first Mini Blog Ahead is finished already. I didn't get everything done that I wanted but still I did pretty good, for me. I have six posts ready to go and since I have a week off from work from tomorrow I hope to do some more posts. But I definitely need a new plan for the next Blog Ahead. I just want to complete one Blog Ahead with the goal I set achieved. :D

Friday, February 24, 2017

Review 'Silver Thaw' by Catherine Anderson (Audio)


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25895611-silver-thaw
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Coulter and Harrigan Family novels comes a brand-new contemporary romance series about first love, second chances, and hope reborn…

After years of living in fear of her husband, Amanda Banning has left him and moved to Mystic Creek, Oregon, for a fresh start. But she’s having a tough time providing for herself and her six-year-old daughter. Writing her secret yearnings on slips of paper and sending them into the wind helps her cling to the hope that things will get better…and that she can find happiness again.

Jeb Sterling has no idea that the handwritten messages he finds scattered across his land are the first hints that his life is about to change. Nor does he understand why he feels so compelled to help Amanda Banning and her daughter when a cold snap leaves them temporarily homeless. Maybe he’s inspired by Amanda’s courage or perhaps by her beautiful brown eyes. Either way, the man who once renounced love suddenly finds himself willing to do anything for the pair. Amanda seems to have given up on her dreams, but Jeb refuses to quit until he makes her every wish come true…

The Facts:


Publication Date:
January 6th, 2015
Series:
Mystic Creek #1
Narrator:
Kate Turnbull
Length:
12 hours and 14 minutes
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Available at:

My Review:


I’ve read several reviews over the Mystic Creek series, and I mostly read only very positive things about it. And since I love books about small towns, and life there, ‘Silver Thaw’ sounded like a book for me. When I saw ‘Silver Thaw’ on Audible, I decided listening this book on Audio would be perfect.

In ‘Silver Thaw’ we meet Amanda Banning and her young daughter Chloe. Amanda is trying to get by every single day. She has almost no money, only an old, cold and small home and she is on the run from her horrible husband. Amanda knows if her husband ever finds her, she and her daughter are in great danger.
Jeb Sterling has been living in Mystic Creek all his life. He has his own house, has livestock and money isn’t a problem. For weeks Jeb is finding little written notes by a woman in danger and he is more than intrigued by them. When a cold front hits Mystic Creek Jeb and other town members visit all houses to look if everybody is save. Soon Jeb finds Amanda and Chloe and they are definitely in need of help. And before Jeb’s knows it he finds himself being hooked by both woman and he desperate to help them. But Amanda doesn’t know if she can ever trust another man again.

From the very beginning I enjoyed listening to ‘Silver Thaw’. The narrator Kate Turnbull has a nice voice to listen to and Mystic Creek sounds like a perfect small town. Especially in the beginning I found Kate’s voice for the little girl Chloe very annoying, but I do find most young girls voices annoying so it seemed to fit. And half way through the book I didn’t notice as much anymore. 

‘Silver Thaw’ was definitely a fun audiobook to listen too. But I did have a view problems with this book. For one it’s a very predictable story, which isn’t such a problem since most romance stories can be a little predictable. But some more unpredictability would have been nice. 

The other thing that bothered me was Jep. His character was just a little unbelievable if you ask me. For example how did he get so rich? From the very first moment Jep pays a lot of money for Amanda and Chloe. And I do get that he wanted to take care of them, but he didn’t even know them for more than a day and he was giving out hundreds of dollars. I didn’t believe it! 

And my last problem with this book was the whole ‘God’ bit. I’m not religious at all but I don’t mind reading a book about people who do. So I didn’t mind reading about the praying for dinner, and the god’s plan bit. But the whole part in the end of the story just made me angry. I can’t really explain it because I would spoil the story, but I got very frustrated about it. Without spoiling anything.. Having an abusive husband is bad enough, but suddenly wishing him the best is just wrong in my eyes. (And you really have to read this book to get what I’m saying!)

For the most part this was a nice book, but not really for me.

My Rating:

About the Author:


Adeline Catherine was born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon, USA. She always yearned to be a writer like her mother. The morning that one of her professors asked if she could use samples of Catherine’s creative writing on an overhead projector to teach was a dream come true. In 1988, she sold her first book to Harlequin Intrigue and went on to write three more before she tried her hand at a single-title historical romance. Nine books later, she did her first single-title contemporary.

Catherine married Sidney D. Anderson, an industrial electrician and entrepreneur. They had two sons, Sidney D. Jr. and John G. In 2001 she and her husband purchased a central Oregon home located on a ridge with incredible mountain views and surrounded by forestland honeycombed with trails. It was her dream home, a wonderland in the winter and beyond beautiful in the summer. She named it Cinnamon Ridge after the huge ponderosa pines on the property, which sport bark the color of cinnamon. 

Sadly, Catherine lost her husband to a long-term illness in 2014. She has kept Cinnamon Ridge as her primary residence but divides her time between there and her son John's farm, where she has the support of her loved ones and can enjoy his horses, cows, and raise her own chickens.

Catherine loves animals and birds, both wild and domestic. She presently has two Australian shepherds, six cats, and a very old canary. She is very family oriented as well. Her older son has lived in Japan, Australia, and now resides in New Zealand. Catherine and her stateside family will celebrate Christmas on the north island with Sidney, his wife Mary, and their two sons, Liam and Jonas.

For more information please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

My Favorite.. Sci Fi Novel



My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

I haven’t read many Sci Fi novels. Not because I don’t want to or don’t like to, but I somehow just don’t find a lot of Sci Fi novels to read. But the Sci Fi books I did read where some of my favorite novels. Writing this post definitely made me realize I need to read more Sci Fi novels. I’m missing out.

One of my favorite Sci Fi novels was ‘Obsidian’ by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I read that book in 2013 and I completely fell in love with the story. It was the first novel I read involving ‘alien’s’ and I remember loving the book so much I bought the other books in the series too. I haven’t read all the books in the series yet because, well life.. But I still plan to finish this series one day.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12578077-obsidian?ac=1&from_search=true

Another favorite Sci Fi novel of mine is ‘Traveler’ by Dennis W. Green. I read that book for a blog tour in 2015 and really enjoyed reading it. It was so unique and fun to me and I couldn’t stop reading. I read the second book in the series two, and it really is a great series.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31160301-traveler

What is your favorite Sci Fi novel? Any Sci Fi novels I need to read?

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Blog Tour 'Any Boy But You' by Julie Hammerle


Today I’m excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘Any Boy But You’ by Julie Hammerle. This is YA Romance novel that was published on February 13th 2017. Check out this post for more info and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end.
For more tour stops please visit the tour page.


About the Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33863703-any-boy-but-you
Elena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. It’s a very You’ve Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can’t be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena’s family out of business. Elena’s mystery boy has teamed up with her in their latest sales strategy, an augmented reality game, to help her win the grand-prize plane tickets. Money’s so tight Elena’s going to miss senior year spring break with her friends if she can’t win this game.

The girl Oliver's fallen head-over-heels for online had better not be Elena Chestnut. She's his angry, vindictive Latin tutor, the daughter of his dad’s business rival, and the one girl he’d never even think of kissing. She’s definitely not his online crush, because that girl is funny, sweet, and perfect.

When Oliver asks to reveal their names at the Valentine’s Day dance, their IRL relationship will either ruin what they have online, or they’ll discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains swearing, snowball fights, and sexual tension that could melt the North Pole. Read at your own risk.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
February 13th, 2017
Series:
North Pole, Minnesota #1
Genre:
YA Romance
Pages:
201
Formats:
eBook, Paperback
Available at:

My Review:


A view weeks ago I was browsing through the Netgalley database when I saw the cover of ‘Any Boy But You’. That cover really grabbed my attention. And when I read where the book was about I immediately requested it. It had been a while since I read a YA novel. And this book sounded really good. I was super excited when I was approved to read ‘Any Boy But You’, and even more when I was asked to join the blog tour.

In ‘Any Boy But You’ we meet Elena Chestnut and Oliver Prince. Elena and Oliver grew up learning to hate each other over a feud that has been between their families for ages. And both Elena and Oliver totally hate each other.
Ever since a Pokémon go kind of game took over the town of North Pole. Elena has been chatting with a boy unlike any other boy she knows. And she has no idea who he is. All she knows is that he lives in the same town as her, plays the same game and goes to the same school.

‘Any Boy But You’ is definitely a very fun read. It’s a combination of You’ve Got Mail, Gilmore Girls and two very nice teens I  would have totally loved to hang out with growing up. There was even a ‘Kirk’ kind of guy in this town and I loved reading about it.
The two main characters Elena and Oliver were also really fun to read about. They were perfect for each other, but because of their family feud they never really got the chance to get to know each other.

This book was definitely a fun YA read. I haven’t been loving YA as much as I used too, but this book was really nice. The writing was easy to follow, the characters were fun to get to know, the town was really nice to read about and although a little predictable, it was very entertaining. 

I never played Pokémon Go, but since this book has a similar kind of game which almost all the characters in this book are playing I really felt compelled to start playing. I won’t though.. I can’t use any more distractions. LOL!

‘Any Boy But You’ is a fun YA read with a nice Romance you’ll keep wanting to read until the very end. Since this book is supposed to be the first book in a series, I can’t wait to read more.

My Rating:


About the Author:


Julie Hammerle is the author of The Sound of Us, which was published by Entangled Teen on June 7, 2016. Before settling down to write "for real," she studied opera, taught Latin, and held her real estate license for one hot minute. Currently, she writes about TV on her blog Hammervision, ropes people into conversations about Game of Thrones, and makes excuses to avoid the gym. Her favorite YA-centric TV shows include 90210 (original spice), Felicity, and Freaks and Geeks. Her iPod reads like a 1997 Lilith Fair set list.

She lives in Chicago with her husband, two kids, and a dog. They named the dog Indiana.

For more information about Julie Hammerle please visit her website. Or visit her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Goodreads.

Giveaway:



http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/blog-tours/

Monday, February 20, 2017

Promo & Giveaway 'Belle Grove' by Katherine Winfield


Today I’m excited to share a Promo & Giveaway with you about ‘Belle Grove’ by Katherine Winfield. ‘Belle Grove’ is a paranormal mystery set in the beautiful, historical Eastern Shore of Maryland.

About the Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33294630-belle-grove?from_search=true
The Eastern Shore of Maryland is known for its beautiful beaches and rich history. But the pristine fishing town of Corsica is about to be thrown from its peaceful, bay-side way of life in the new novel Belle Grove, the second book in the highly-rated Corsica series by author Katherine Winfield. 

During a hot shore summer, Julie Seevers, the owner of a local herb shop, is struggling to run her demanding business while managing a family of five and keep her failing marriage afloat. Meanwhile, summer assistant Tabs Tucker, a misanthropic teen, has set out on a journey to uncover the mystery of who her father is.  Julie’s best friend, Libby Langston, who’s looking for something to ignite her summer doldrums, decides to assist Tab in her quest. But when , Tassie, the town’s oldest living resident and clairvoyant, suggests they have a séance to find out some answers, they discover much more than they ever expected. The suspense grows when a newcomer to town enters the shop — and all of their lives. Soon, they find themselves on a twisted path of betrayal, lies,  and even murder. 

“There are common themes that unite us all, like the importance of family, the battle against temptation and our innate qualities of good and evil,” Winfield says. “Belle Grove explores all that, and shows just how far people will go to be loved and accepted. Sometimes, even good people can do very bad things.” 

Belle Grove is the second book in the highly-reviewed Corsica series. The first book, Haverford House, was a finalist for the INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award and received a five-star review from Foreword/Clarion Reviews.

Full of intrigue and mystery, Belle Grove weaves together unique, likable characters with a page-turning plot, all set against the beautiful backdrop of Maryland’s historic Eastern Shore.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
December 6th, 2016
Series:
Corsica #2
Genre:
Paranormal Mystery
Pages:
428
Formats:
eBook, Paperback
Available at:

The First Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18104940-haverford-house

About the Author:


Katherine Winfield is a seventh-generation Washingtonian currently residing on a farm nestled in the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The rich culture of the Eastern Shore provides the setting for her novels, and the colorful inhabitants of the region serve as inspiration for her unique characters. Winfield has been writing for more than thirty years, all while running a business with her husband, raising three kids and caring for countless animals. 

For more information about Katherine Winfield please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook and Twitter.

Giveaway:



This Giveaway is sponsored by Smith Publicity.
http://www.smithpublicity.com/

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Sunday Post #44: Harry Potter



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ Its a chance to share news ~ A Post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Life:

This week I’ve been feeling much better after the situation from last week. I’ve been catching up on sleep and my braces-for-a-view-weeks have finally come off. This totally made my week. I worked the evening shift on Tuesday, which was crazy busy and worked two dayshifts on Thursday and Friday. 

Some exciting news came Wednesday, when I heard I was chosen to be a Nursing Ambassador. Shortly it means I won a free yearlong subscription to a Dutch Nursing Magazine, I’ll get information and posters so I can share them at my work and I will be getting invites to go to nursing conferences in exchange for an written blog/article. I’m super excited and I think it’s pretty cool. I’ve never really written any nursing blogs or articles, but I think I can do it.

Saturday morning I went to the Harry Potter Exhibition with my mom. To say it was cool is a total understatement.. It was amazing! It was very crowded which was a little disappointing because you buy tickets so you can go in at different time slots. Unfortunately no one checked if people were also leaving, so the time slots didn’t really help. But I did manage to see almost everything and take some great pictures. I wasn’t able to visit the shop because it was so crowded, but it also meant I couldn’t spend more money. Which probably is a good thing. Great day! I hope I can go again one day!

My Sunday will be spend blogging, reading and spending time with my man.

Books & Blogging:

Slowly on I’ve been catching up on my reading again this week. I also tried to visit everyone who visited my Sunday Post last week. But in the end I just didn’t get enough time. But this weekend I’m free, and I’m planning on Sunday Posting right away. 

I’m still having a lot of fun making my Weekly Meme: My Favorite.. If you haven’t heard about it please visit my page here. I’d love for you to join up!


Last Week on the Blog:

This Week on the Blog:

  • Promo & Giveaway ‘Belle Grove’ by Katherine Winfield
  • Blog Tour ‘Any Boy But You’ by Julie Hammerle
  • My Favorite.. Sci Fi Novel
  • Review ‘Silver Thaw’ by Catherine Anderson (Audio)

New Arrivals:


No new books this week.

Random Pic:



How was your week? Which books did you read?

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Review 'Reaper's Claim' by Simone Elise


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33744279-reaper-s-claim
In my motorcycle club I’ve earned the name ‘Reaper’ and now I have my claim on Abby Harrison.

Reaper:
I didn’t know what love was, but I knew what want was, and I wanted Abby. When I walked out of the club and saw her I was stone cold sober. She was quietly beautiful and unlike any other woman I’d had before. But she was the daughter of the president of Satan’s Sons MC and completely out of my reach.

Abby:
Everyone knew The Reaper and how he got his name, so I never expected him to be my salvation when my sisters drunk boyfriend wanted to lay hands on me. I thought my innocence would be lost in that alley, until he showed up and saved me. I know being with Reaper will lead to trouble, but I don’t know if I have the strength to stay away.

Being together might be dangerous, but outlaws are meant to break the rules.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
February 15th, 2017
Series:
Satan’s Sons #1
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Pages:
346
Formats:
eBook
Available at:

My Review:


When I first read the book description of ‘Reaper’s Claim’ this book sounded like a very fun read. I haven’t read many MC novels, but the ones I did read I loved so I decided to accept the review request and started reading as fast as I could.

To me this is a very hard review to write because I had so many different feelings about this book. But I’m going to try to write them down the best I can. When I started reading ‘Reaper’s Claim’ I found myself being easily fascinated by the characters. Abby is the daughter of a MC leader and she has always been surrounded by dangerous man. I loved how she was able to stand up to these crazy man.
Reaper was a tough, mysterious guy who had a big soft spot for Abby, and I loved reading things from his point of view. He was a little scary but there was so much mystery surrounding his character which I really liked. 

One of my biggest issues with this read was the on and off relationship between Abby and Reaper. There were so many times that they got together, and bam they broke up again. I get this point if it happens one or two times. But in ‘Reaper’s Claim’ it must have happened at least five times. It really irritated me. So much so that I really didn’t like reading this book a view times.

My other issue was that this book was very long. It just didn’t seem to end. But the publicist let me know that they are going to split the book in two books. Which really is a great idea and will make this read much easier to read to other readers I think.
And the last issue I had was that there were just a view moments in this book that I felt like I was missing a bit. For example the moment Reaper comes back into Abby life after two years. There is no mentioning of how these characters felt after seeing each other again after a long absence. No, they just look at each other and talk like nothing happens. I just didn’t get that. 

Rating this book is extra hard. I did enjoy several moments about this read. But most of all I just felt a little frustrated. Although I first wanted to go for the two star rating, I think it is impressive that the characters where interesting enough to keep me wanting to finish this read, so I’m going for three stars.

My Rating:

About the Author:


My name is Simone, most know me as Explode. My passions are writing, tattoos and my family. Writing to me, is an outlet. I write every day, regardless of my mood or commitments. I can’t say I get inspiration for my books. They come to me out of nowhere and then I plot it out and before I know it I’m ten chapters deep.

I think everyone has a story in them but only certain people are able to tell them. Writing is an art and my work are far from masterpieces; but I still enjoy writing them. 

For more information about Simone Elise please visit her website. Or visit her on Twitter.

I received this book from Inkitt in exchange for my honest review.
https://www.inkitt.com/?ref=v_18d09d90-d505-472f-9186-12c87a728655

Friday, February 17, 2017

Inkitt's Free Writing Contest


Are you an aspiring writer and are you waiting to get the chance to publish your novel? Than Inkitt’s Free Writing Contest is something for you.

www.inkitt.com/novelcontest?utm_source=affiliate1357

Inkitt is a new boutique publishing house. Their first novel launched mid-2016, and since then they’ve published eight books, seven of which became Amazon Bestsellers in their categories and ranked Top 100 among the four million books on Amazon.

What is it that you can win?

·        A marketing campaign to get you into the Top 100 on Amazon
·        Inkitt invests a minimum of $6000 into your book launch
·        They provide you with professional cover design and editing
·        You receive 25% royalties.

www.inkitt.com/novelcontest?utm_source=affiliate1357

Now if you’re wondering how this marketing campaign would work you can read the ‘Proven Amazon Top 100 Strategy’ post.

For more information about this contest and how you can join please visit:

https://www.inkitt.com/?ref=v_18d09d90-d505-472f-9186-12c87a728655

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Blog Tour 'The Wolf Mirror' by Caroline Healy


Today I’m excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘The Wolf Mirror’ by Caroline Healy. This is a Historical YA novel that was published on February 14th.


About the Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33521164-the-wolf-mirror
Changing places doesn’t always help you see things differently.

Cassie throws the first punch in a brawl at Winchester Abbey Girl’s School. Her subsequent suspension is a glitch in Cassie’s master plan; Finish School/Get Job/Leave Home (and never come back). As punishment her mother banishes her to Ludlow Park, their creepy ancestral home. In the dark of a stormy night Cassie finds herself transported to 1714, the beginning of the Georgian period.

With the help of a lady’s maid and an obnoxious gentleman, Mr Charles Stafford, Cassie must unravel the mysterious illness afflicting Lord Miller. If Lord Miller kicks the bucket the house goes to Reginald Huxley, the brainless cousin from London.

Cassie’s task is to figure out who is poisoning the Lord of Ludlow without exposing herself to the ridicule of her peers, getting herself committed to the asylum or worse, married off to the first man who will have her.

Cassie must learn to hold her tongue, keep her pride in check and reign in her rebellious nature – because the fate of her entire family, for generations, rests on her shoulders.

Meanwhile, Lady Cassandra Miller frantically searches for her smelling salts or her trusted governess Miss. Blythe, whose soothing advice she would dearly love. Instead Cassandra finds some woman and a boy squatting in the Ludlow mansion; her father, her lady’s maid and all the servants have magically disappeared.

Tell-a-vision, the In-her-net, horseless carriages and women wearing pantaloons; Cassandra is afraid that she might have inhaled fowl air causing her to temporarily lose her senses.

Only when both girls can get over their pride, societal prejudices and self-importance will they be able to return to their rightful century. Until then, they are free to wreak maximum damage on their respective centuries.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
February 14th, 2017
Series:
-
Genre:
Historical Romance, YA
Pages:
217
Formats:
eBook
Available at:

My Review:


In 2014 I read ‘Blood Entwines’ by Caroline Healy. I really enjoyed that story, so when I received an invitation to participate in the blog tour of ‘The Wolf Mirror’ I was really curious about this read. The book description sounded very interesting and soon I signed up. After I received the eBook, I was excited to start reading.

In ‘The Wolf Mirror’ we meet Cassie Miller. Cassie is in her last year of high school but gets in trouble with one of her classmates. Because of that Cassie gets expelled. When her mom, a work addicted judge punishes Cassie by taking her to Ludlow Park, her ancestors home, she is more than frustrated. One evening Cassie is walking through the old corridors and before she really knows what happens she finds herself being transported to Ludlow Park in 1714. And if that’s not crazy enough, everyone seems to think she is Lady Cassandra, the heir to Ludlow Park.
Soon Cassie, and the real Lady Cassandra who finds herself in 2016 must find a way to get back to their own time.

‘The Wolf Mirror’ was an easy and interesting book to read. Cassie is a ‘misunderstood’ teen who struggles with her parents’ divorce and suddenly finds herself in a time where woman were less and need a man for almost everything. This made for some funny moments in which I could really relate to Cassie. I loved reading about Cassie.

Lady Cassandra was a little harder to connect to since she really was used to her lifestyle of being less than man and had this arrogance over her. I supposed it was understandable, but because of that I enjoyed reading about Cassie more.

I really enjoy reading time traveling stories, and ‘The Wolf Mirror’ was definitely a good one. It was a short story, and I would have liked some more time in the end of the book. The ending just seemed a little too rushed to me. I felt like I was just getting used to these characters in different times, and before I knew it they were back in their own time.
I also would have liked to know more about ‘The Wolf Mirror’. Now, it stayed this complete mystery to me.

Overall I really enjoyed ‘The Wolf Mirror’. I think it was a nice story, easy to follow and with some very nice characters. This was definitely a good story to get lost in for a while.

My Rating:

About the Author:


Caroline Healy is a writer and community arts facilitator. She recently completed her M.A. in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University. She alternates her time between procrastination and making art.

In 2012 her award winning short story collection A Stitch in Time was published by Doire Press. Fiction and commentary has been featured in publications across Ireland, the U.K. and more recently in the U.S. Caroline’s work can be found in journals such as Wordlegs,The Bohemyth, Short Story Ireland, Short Stop U.K., Five Stop Story, Prole, Literary Orphans and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice.

Her debut Y.A. novel, Blood Entwines was published by Bloomsbury Spark in August 2014 and she is in the process of writing the second book in the series, Blood Betrayal, as well as a short story collection, The House of Water.

She has a fondness for dark chocolate, cups of tea and winter woollies.

For more information about Caroline Healy please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

The Tour Schedule:



Feb 13: EFC Kickoff (review)


Feb 14: The Desert Bibliophile (review)

Feb 15: Rainy Thursdays (review)

Feb 16: Maureen’s Books (review)

Feb 17: Glorious Panic (review)

Feb 18: CBY (spotlight)

Sip, Read, Love (review)

Feb 19: Bound4Escape (review)

Feb 20: Second Run Reviews (guest post)

Daughter of Moonlight (review)

Feb 21: Romantic Escapes (review)

Feb 22: A Page to Turn (review)

Feb 23: Zerina Blossom’s Books (review)

Writing Pearls (spotlight)

Feb 24: Underneath the Covers (spotlight)

Feb 25: The Pages In-Between (review)

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