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Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes


As much as I enjoy romance novels, there are surprisingly few that I can see through until the end. Most are shallow and riddled with Mary-Sues that just take you out of the moment. However, once in a while you stumble upon one that not only captivates until the end but actually makes you care about the characters in a subtle, beautiful way.

Summary as found on "Film Synopsis": 

Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD (put here for safety, just in case)

I'd been curious about it for a while and because I remember the movi…

All Work and No Hobbies Make the Writer Go Crazy

Listening To: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen ( )

Most of my life is devoted to writing. I'm not going to lie, it really absorbs all my time. I sometimes stop to play games or read but to be honest most of whatever I play/read has something to do with my writing. If I'm writing in my Lost Angels series, I'm usually playing Saints Row or Vampire the Masquerade while reading either Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series or Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. If I'm writing post-apocalyptic I'm usually immersing myself in The Walking Dead or Dishonored or Bioshock. If I'm writing romance I go crazy over chick flicks and don't really play games much.

Same goes for the music I listen to. Lost Angels is all goth music, post-apocalyptic gets songs like Pentatonic's cover for Radioactive, and romance novels get all those sappy songs that are usually only good for making me tired.

But because o…

Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing

Listening To: Star Wars Medley by Taylor Davis (

If you've heard of me at all (and I'm going to go ahead and assume you have, given that you're here and reading this post) you know I'm a self-published author. I wrote, edited, and published my own work as well as marketed it all myself. But I've also been interested in traditional publishing ever since the idea of getting something of mine published at all. For the longest time, I thought that was the only way to go about getting my work off my hard drive and putting it out there in the world. Now I know better, but I still try to do both. You know what they say about putting all your eggs in one basket. Plus, I find you're most likely to succeed if you throw your hat into a bunch of different rings so-to-speak.

It's a topic that I've been mulling over for the past while and thought I'd discuss it here for those of you who are curious about the two of them…