Alright! This week had some tough prompts. But then, it wouldn't be much of a challenge without, well, challenges. LOL Are y'all ready? Let's go!
This week, I've got two book reviews for you. Both are about the Scottish highlands or highlanders. I know they are short. I thought I was getting better at writing longer book reviews but I'm running out of things to say when the topics are almost the same. A good romance novel will have strong protagonists, vile antagonists, and a fantastic adventure plot. (At least, that's what /I/ look for in a romance novel.) And when it falls flat, it does so for the same reasons every time with the possible addition of badly constructed sentences, bad world building/dialogue, and/or badly formatted text. I can overlook some of those things if the first three criteria are met, though.
Anyway, see what you think about these two and if you're intrigued, why not give them a try?
The months speed by faster and faster it seems. I can hardly believe how much time has passed since I've done much work on "Over Land & Under Stone." I'm eager to get back to it so I've dropped my challenges back to just two this month. So to see the final responses to last month's challenges and the first few of this month's, read on!
I've got another two book reviews for you this week. These are regency romances and I find I oscillate between them and old west romances more often than other types of romance books. I don't mind modern western romances, but I like the mentality of the heroes in the old west. They're most often 'people who get stuff done' and I love characters like that. Maybe that's what's got my feet dragging on OLUS... Hmmm...
Anyway, on to the book reviews!!
The end is near! Of August, that is, and with that end comes an end to another month of writing challenge posts. Read on to check out my responses...
Welcome back! I have two more book reviews for you this week. One of them (Lucas's Lady) may contain spoilers so you may want to skip that one until you've read the book. I'll place it at the end so you don't have to risk spoiling it if you don't want to. :) So let's get to it!
I've been challenged so much this month. With school starting, it was a crazy idea to tackle five writing challenges and a homeschool challenge. Well, two of them were short. The homeschool challenge only ran Monday through Friday and only for two weeks. It's now complete and you can see those responses here and here if you're interested. Another completed challenge is the #MidnightsCurse Challenge. It only lasted until the 15th.
I'm down to four now and still doing alright. I missed one day of the #fantasywipaugust challenge on purpose. Flirty Friday just isn't my style. (Insert shrug here.) To see my bookstagram challenge responses, you'll have to keep checking back in on Wednesdays. Or you could click here, here, or here to see the past three weeks of responses. Read on for week three of the others!
I've got a couple of mermaid tales for you this week. (xD) Seriously, though, these mermaid fantasy tales are totally different from each other and worth taking a look at, especially if you love the beautiful sea dwellers. I'm also continuing with the bookish photo challenges. One continues throughout the month of August, the other ended on the 15th.
Ready for the reviews? Let's get going!
August 12th is our first day back to school and my oldest daughter's first day at college. I'm writing this early but I expect the week will have taught us many things about how our school year might be improved. I'll also be learning more about how to integrate writing time into our school days. Whether I will be writing in the mornings or in the evenings is still uncertain. But I will definitely keep writing. The writing challenges will also help me stay focused on my WIP and keep molding it into the best product it can be. I'm still working toward the goal of publishing Over Land & Under Stone in January or February of 2020. Your continued thoughts and prayers are appreciated.
So, on with the challenge responses!
On the blog today, I've got two book reviews for you. I find I'm picking up the pace with my reading but I wonder if my sleep schedule is being sacrificed. We start school next week. I hope I can keep up the pace, just because it's been so good to read novels again. Through this Goodreads 100 book challenge, I've been able to rediscover my love of reading. No matter whether I meet the goal or not, I call that a win.
Now on to the reviews and my photo challenge progress...
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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