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What is New Adult?

What is New Adult?

Recently I have been swimming my way through some award nominations and one of those categories is New Adult.  As I wade into a world of Amazon  and Goodreads to make sure each title is nominated in an appropriate category – I realized how muddied the definition of New Adult is and starting thinking more about it. New Adult is term that is just now being brought to the front of literature.  I understand its purpose and definition – so… Read more »

Book Conventions – a How To Guide!

Or maybe a How and How NOT to!  I have been very lucky and have a chance to do several book conventions over the last couple of years.  I also have at least two planned for 2014.  Now, I am not rich in any way and wanted to share some tips on how I budget and manage going to conventions.  Several little things can make a difference both financially and emotionally! I decided to start off with the budget issue… Read more »

Giveaway & Spotlight: Born in Blood by Alexandra Ivy

Giveaway & Spotlight: Born in Blood by Alexandra Ivy

Welcome to Booked & Loaded’s stop on Alexandra Ivy’s Born in Blood tour!  You can read my review HERE! PART 4 A SENTINEL LOVE STORY By Alexandra Ivy Part Four She hunched a shoulder, deeply regretting her brown hair that was pulled in a ponytail and the predictable dark eyes that came with her Italian heritage.   She wasn’t ugly.  She was…plain.  Ordinary.  Just once she wished she could be the sort of woman that made a man like Anton look… Read more »

Book Review: Born in Blood (The Sentinels #1) by Alexandra Ivy

Book Review: Born in Blood (The Sentinels #1) by Alexandra Ivy

Born in Blood by Alexandra Ivy is the first installment in her new series, The Sentinels.  In this new darker world the characters felt more extreme and the world building more complex, it was a great surprise! Duncan and Callie have chemistry right from the first scene and I enjoyed the less traditional type of Alpha characters. A divorced sergeant, Duncan knew what he wanted and didn’t let up.  His personality was rough and in your face, I liked him… Read more »

Interview: C.J. Ellisson and Death Times Two Spotlight

Interview: C.J. Ellisson and Death Times Two Spotlight

Welcome everyone!  First off – I just want to apologize for the 1/2 updated website!  I am in transition and still doing a lot of tweaking with graphics, colors, and formatting so have mercy on me!   Today I am thrilled to have C.J. Ellisson visiting to talk about Death Times Two.  C.J. Ellisson and Boone Brux teamed up to write this novella that joins Brux’s Grim Reality world with Ellison’s VV Inn world!  IT WAS BRILLIANT and I should… Read more »

Giveaway & Guest Post: Unclaimed by Sara Humphreys

Giveaway & Guest Post: Unclaimed by Sara Humphreys

I am so excited to welcome the lovely Sara Humphreys on Booked & Loaded today!  She is talking all about her soundtrack for Unclaimed so don’t miss out on some great tunes as well as a chance to win! You can check out my review HERE  Music and the Muse by Sara Humphreys Music has consistently played an integral role in my writing process and in very specific ways. Lyric based songs are awesome for sparking my muse and generating… Read more »