October Month in Review / November Preview

This month will be all sorts of fun. I've been threatening to go on a Reading Ban since September, and there's been a wave of stuff I've had to read first. Well, yesterday I finished the last book. I have no required reading until a double review is due December 19th. I can finally sit back, relax, and write.

The fact that NaNoWriMo happens in November is a coincidence. I thought I'd be writing before this. But since I haven't been, well, what better way to begin? I'm not going to write just to get to 50k, though. I'm going to write as I can, and as I need to. I will not fret and stress about hitting a word goal, only about getting this idea out of my head and onto paper.

Since I'm starting in a new world (heck, I'm still playing with character names, which I usually *know!*), I need to concentrate on my characters. I can't have anyone else's living in my head until I have a firm foundation on who mine are. So, sorry, books, but buh-bye for now!!

Are you doing NaNo, too? Join me!


Check out the following November Blog Tour Schedule for future giveaways!
(Most blog tour stops feature giveaways as well!)

*FIREBLOOD by Trisha Wolfe {11/26 interview}

{All links to Goodreads!}

Nothing! Just finished the last book!!


I am officially DONE for now. Unless I get super-blocked. Or am able to to build my world and characters enough that I can have even more people living in my head. In which case I would read a similar genre to what I'm writing to stay in that mood. AKA contemporary. (Because we all know how nasty and whiny I get when I start reading my favorite genre, fantasy, while writing my not-favorite genre, contemporary! LOL!)

[link to my GoodReads account so you can see my blurb feed as I read]
{All links to Goodreads!}

TOTAL: 18 Books 

*THE OFFERING by Kimberly Derting {YA}
*CRASH INTO YOU by Katie McGarry {YA}
*DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth  {YA}  [Re-Read]
*FREE FOUR by Veronica Roth  {YA Novella}  [Re-Read]
*THE TRANSFER by Veronica Roth  {YA Novella}
*INSURGENT by Veronica Roth  {YA}  [Re-Read]
*ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth  {YA} 
*TRUST IN ME by Jennifer L. Armentrout as J. Lynn {Adult}
*FIREBLOOD by Trisha Wolfe {YA}
*UNVEILED by Trisha Wolfe  {YA Novella}
*CRESS by Marissa Meyer {YA}
*DELPHINE by Richard Sala {Graphic Novel}
*HALF-BLOOD by Jennifer L. Armentrout {YA} [Re-Read]
*PURE by Jennifer L. Armentrout {YA}  [Re-Read]
*DEITY by Jennifer L. Armentrout {YA} [Re-Read]
*ELIXIR by Jennifer L. Armentrout {YA} [Re-Read]
*APOLLYON by Jennifer L. Armentrout {YA}
*SENTINEL by Jennifer L. Armentrout {YA 
*"Lost/Extra Scenes from Covenant Series" by Jennifer L. Armentrout {YA[Re-Read]

{All links to my review!}

*THE SILENT SWAN by Lex Keating {YA} [Spotlight]
*HERO by Alethea Kontis {YA} 
*WILD CARDS by Simone Elkeles {YA} 
*THE ESSENCE by Kimberly Derting {YA} 
*DELPHINE by C.J. Redwine  {YA}
*ELIXIR by Jennifer L. Armentrout {YA}


*{Mad About Nails} Fall is for Teal
*{Guest Post} "Families in Fiction" with Alethea Kontis {Author of HERO}
*{Interview} Simone Elkeles, author of WILD CARDS
*{A Twist in the Tail} Cover Reveal: Merrie Haskell's THE CASTLE BEHIND THORNS
*{Cover Reveal} WHERE SILENCE GATHERS by Kelsey Sutton
*{Official Cover Re-Design Reveal} The Valkyrie Series by T.G. Ayer
*{Mad About Nails} Halloween-Inspired Nails
*{Cover Reveal} SWORN TO CONFLICT by Terah Edun
*{Mad About Nails} Halloween French Tips
*{Cover Art Revealed} A Peek At Spring 2014 Line-Up with Epic Reads!
*{Double Excerpt} THE DOLLHOUSE ASYLUM by Mary Gray
*First Trailer! Captain America: The Winter Soldier!
*{Mad About Nails} ALLEGIANT-Inspired Nails
*{Mad About Nails} Halloween Nail Art
*Free E-Book Series from Heidi Garrett!
*Celebrating 10 Years with Gregory Maguire's WICKED!
*{Guest Post & Author Q&A} Halloween Memories with ELIXIR's Jennifer L. Armentrout