Female POV, fiction, romance, Short Story Sunday

Staying Grounded

Word count: 487 Amy awoke in the middle of the night in a full panic.  Her heart pounded, her breathing quickened, and she was in a cold sweat.  In between her uncontrolled breaths, she managed to call out for Ray.  It was especially in moments like this that she was glad to have friends still… Continue reading Staying Grounded

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Top 10 Favorite Books of 2017 | Top Ten Tuesday

The Broke and the Bookish hosts a Top Ten Tuesday meme.  Since I planned on using this topic anyway, I figured why not participate in this (even though I'm a couple of weeks late)?  Some of these might be re-reads, but if I love them enough to trump any new reads, I count them 😁. … Continue reading Top 10 Favorite Books of 2017 | Top Ten Tuesday

children, fiction, holiday, Short Story Sunday

Terry the Turkey

Word count: 338 Terry the Turkey loved his family of humans.  They all took care of him, called him by name, and the kids played with him when they got home from school.  In the recent weeks as the temperatures got colder, Terry noticed a change happening among his humans.  Foliage, lights, coloured balls and… Continue reading Terry the Turkey

Character Fascination, Reading

Fangirl (Again)

I read Fangirl in January last year (though before I checked on Goodeads I could have sworn it was sooner), and it was the first Rainbow Rowell novel I read.  I didn't like the others nearly as much as I remembered liking this one, so I was afraid that maybe it was more about other… Continue reading Fangirl (Again)

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Christmas Cracker Book Tag

I found this tag at The Book Nut, but even they don't know where it originated. . 1. Find a book with a wintery cover. Frostfire by Amanda Hocking. 2. Pick a book you’re likely to buy as a present. The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery.  It's a River Song story that I know… Continue reading Christmas Cracker Book Tag

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Liebster Award

I've been tagged in award tags before, but haven't done them yet myself 😬.  Since I was tagged for this one by more than one blogger, I figured I'd force myself to finally do one.  Author Tia Lee tagged me first, so I'll use her questions.  Here goes! Rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you,… Continue reading Liebster Award

Female POV, fiction, holiday, romance, Short Story Sunday

The Power of Mistletoe

Word count: 825 It's easy to get to know someone when you're always in close quarters.  Ollie's desk was near mine, and we were in the corner, somewhat separated from the rest of our co-workers in the open-plan office space.  It made it easy to talk and share jokes just between the two of us. … Continue reading The Power of Mistletoe