A Review: The Beginning of Many Adventures

Hello, hello! What all is new with ya’ll? Are you sad summer is drawing to a close, or are you looking forward to the festivities of fall? I have mixed feelings. I have enjoyed my sabbatical, because I have gotten to read and write so much more than normal! I hate to see it end,... Continue Reading →

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Calye’s Corner: Tonberry Terror

Hey, everyone! Welcome to Calye’s Corner! As always, I am so glad you stopped by! Today’s feature is something I have not done yet on this blog. Sometimes life lessons blindside you, slapping you upside the head in the strangest of settings. My latest encounter with daily wisdom was from my videogame. What? Yes. I... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Experiencing a Challenge

Hey, everyone! I hope you have been having an excellent week! As I have mentioned before, I have had some down time before school starts up in the end of next month, and I have finally gotten a chance to progress on some of my impossibly long reading list. In this list (and on my... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Legends and Lunacy

Hey, all! So, at the time I am writing this, Oklahoma City has been under heat advisory for the past several days. What better way to spend Oklahoma’s scorching summer days than chilling inside and reading a good book while your German shepherd stands guard against mailmen, FedEx, and UPS delivery drivers? One of these... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Dancing with the Dragon

Hey, guys! Can you believe it is already August?! That means I am starting grad school this month! I even had a grad prep night yesterday. Holy frijoles I am a grad student. What? When did this happen? Well, I have been using my summer free time trying to catch up on my reading list... Continue Reading →

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Updates: Over the Overhaul

Hey, friends! Welcome to the first update for my book in a while! So, July was the first month I really had some free time to set to my to-do lists. On those lists, among getting my taillight fixed and tending to my struggling flowers (see Gardening Goals) was the desire to build blog consistency... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Secrets Exposed

Hi! Welcome to my latest review! Since I have been on a crazy reading kick lately (ignoring the fact that I am on the brink of two solid years of school), I just finished Tim LaHaye and Bob Phillip’s The Secret on Ararat which is the second installment in the Babylon Rising series. This is... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Eragon

Hey, friends! I hope you have been having a great week! I have spent it enrolling and applying for loans so I can start grad school in August—which is simultaneously exciting and terrifying. In my down time, I just recently finished re-reading Eragon by Christopher Paolini. This is another of those novels I read in... Continue Reading →

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Prior Passions

Hey, everyone! So, I recently finished reading Passion by Lauren Kate, the third installment in her Fallen series. It is preceded by Fallen and Torment. I cannot remember how I came across this series. Most likely it was one which sparked my intrigue as I was perusing books in Barnes and Noble. Covers speak to... Continue Reading →

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Calye’s Corner: Final Fantasy XIII Review

Hey, everyone! I just *FINALLY* finished Final Fantasy XIII after a ridiculous amount of time. Be easy on me, because I do not spend much time playing. So, it takes me a long time to complete games. On that note, I actually liked this game more than I thought I would. However, I have heard... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Scurrying Scorpions

Title:  The House of the Scorpion Author:  Nancy Farmer Release Date:  2002 Publisher:  Scholastic Inc. Genre:  Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, Science Fiction Length:  380 pages Status: Series Sum It Up (from Amazon) Matteo Alacrán was not born; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium--a strip of... Continue Reading →

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A Review: The Treacherous World of Wizarding

Title:  The Wizard Heir Author:  Cinda Williams Chima Release Date:  April 24, 2007 Publisher:  Disney Hyperion Genre:  Speculative Fiction Length:  458 pages Status: Series Sum It Up (from Amazon) Sixteen year old wizard Seph McCauley has spent the past 3 years bouncing from one exclusive private school to another. Orphaned as a baby, Seph was... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Oddities

What’s up, guys?! Glad to have you on my website! So, I am looking at a review of Forever Odd by Dean Koontz, a horror/thriller writer that has been compared to Stephen King. Forever Odd is the second installment in the Odd Thomas series. These novels have been mysterious and thrilling—as expected from this genre.... Continue Reading →

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The Deciding Factor

In the past several years of my life it seems I have grown more and more indecisive. This provides a certain level of paradoxical behavior, considering the fact that the older you get and the more you move out on your own, so to speak, the more decisions one would be forced to make. (Let’s... Continue Reading →

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Charming the Falcons: A Book Review

Hey, all! So, a little bit ago I completed Snakecharm by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, the second novel in her Kiesha’ra series. I do not know how many of you got a chance to read my post in the past about Hawksong, but basically, that novel is one of my all-time favorites. It is an easy read,... Continue Reading →

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Fighting Wolves and Misconceptions

Hey, guys! Hope early summer life is epic and that you are getting excited about the revisions to my novel and the prospect of sequels and prequels to follow! It is a work in progress and should be done sooooooon which is exciting! I can’t wait for you all to let me know what you think... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Fevered Finale

  Hey, guys! So in the quiet time between using my old website and building my new one I finished reading Angel Fever by L.A. Weatherly, the last installment in a unique trilogy. I have made one or two blog posts about its predecessors and the different viewpoints of the characters—a half-angel girl named Willow... Continue Reading →

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Brand Spankin’ News!

Hey, everyone! Welcome to my new website! It has taken me a while to get it up and running, but I am thrilled with its completion and I plan to continue work on it! This past year was a big year of embracing changes. Let me clue you in on everything that has been going... Continue Reading →

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