April 2022 Reading Challenge

Who says you have to wait until the new year to start something? What’s wrong with starting something new in say… oh… April? Not a thing. So, that’s what I’m doing. Welcome to The Reformed Writer Reading Challenge! This challenge is theme-based. It’s not about quantity, but about broadening what we read. Each month will […]

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Oathbound by Victoria McCombs

Move over Pirates of the Caribbean! I think I have a new favorite pirate tale! Victoria McCombs’s Oathbound is the first book in her new series The Royal Rose Chronicles, and it is an excellent start! I was drawn in from the very beginning by the main characters, Emme and Arn, a girl who wants nothing to […]

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That Pale Host by L. G. McCary

“One need not be a chamber to be haunted…” McCary’s psychological thriller is a wonderful blend of family drama and supernatural suspense. After a difficult delivery, Charlotte and her husband bring home their new baby girl. But something is different. Charlotte’s nightmares are seeping into her waking hours as she catches images at the edges […]

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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody

I’ve heard many times that there is no magic formula for writing a novel. There may not be a formula, but there’s definitely a pattern that good novels follow. In Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, Jessica Brody walks us through the 15 “beats” of a well-written novel. These beats, or plot points, can be […]

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The Weaver Trilogy by Lindsay A. Franklin

I normally review books in a series one-by-one. Even if they’re all published, that’s the norm for me. Not so with this series. Why? It’s AMAZING! I didn’t want to take the time to try to sort through what I thought about it. I just wanted to keep reading! It has been quite a while […]

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The Prince of Spies by Elizabeth Camden

The Prince of Spies, book 3 of Camden’s Hope & Glory series, is the best in the series! This novel follows Delacroix sibling Luke and his star-crossed romance with Marianne. Unlike the romances in the other two novels in the series, Luke and Marianne are more evenly matched in their personalities, but circumstances threaten to keep […]

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New Release: Take Flight

For today’s New Release, author T. E. Price tells us about her newest book, Take Flight. This sophomore novel was released on 6/15/21, published by Morgan James Publishing. Tell us a little about your novel.Hallie McClain’s struggle with fight-or-flight has become real as her life spirals out of control. After a brush with death at […]

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A Gilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden

The second novel of Camden’s Hope and Glory series, A Gilded Lady follows Caroline, the younger sister of Gray, the male lead of The Spice King. We met Caroline in the first novel, and her characterization is well-continued here. Especially her loyalty to her brother, Luke. The new addition is Nathaniel. He’s been assigned to […]

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Coming Soon: No Journey Too Far

Today we’re introducing No Journey Too Far, a new novel by Carrie Turansky. This sequel to her novel No Ocean Too Wide releases on 6/8/21, and is published by WaterBrook Multnomah. SPOILER ALERT: Because this is a sequel, some of the author’s answers to the questions about the book may be a bit spoilerish regarding […]

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Instagram Celebration Giveaway

I recently passed 400 followers on Instagram, and I wanted to do a little bit of a celebration. As a thank you for following me, I’m doing a BOOK GIVEAWAY! It’s exclusively on Instagram for my Insta followers. But there’s a twist… The winner gets to choose the book they want from some of the […]

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The Spice King by Elizabeth Camden

The cover alone on this one intrigued me. When I saw that it was a series, I knew I had to give it a shot. I was not disappointed. The male lead, Gray, is one of those characters that I just fall for. He’s serious, he’s reserved, but there’s something underneath that can be drawn […]

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Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Fantasy novels are one of my top three favorite genres. I love getting lost in a completely different world. Brandon Sanderson’s Elantris is one of the best I’ve ever read. The fact that this was a debut novel blows my mind. The story, the characters, every little detail seems to be woven in with a […]

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