Review: Jim Keen & The Paradise Factory

The Paradise Factory is book #1 of the Cortex series, written by Jim Keen. The cover and the cyberpunk feeling to it immediately got me on board. Also, it was available for an immediate read on Netgalley, and given I just registered there, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity. Introduced as a Cyberpunk story set […]

Exciting New Book Releases: May 2020

Five new book releases will be boosting my Goodreads Want-to-Read list! May is in full swing, the birds are singing, the sun is shining, and our lives are still restrained by Covid-19. But books keep on coming out as usual. Why Care About New Book Releases? I’ve come to the realization that I cope better […]

Mystery Box: Book Box Club April 2020 | Cursed Kingdoms

Book Box Club is my most active mystery box subscription and for good reasons. Let’s see what their April 2020 box themed Cursed Kingdoms had! But first, let me get this out in the open. I’ve been ordering book boxes since 2018, more often than not. Even though I don’t use or need most of […]

Review: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales by Christopher Tolkien

Is this an unfinished book review of the Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien? Maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t. Read on to find out! The Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien, as edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien, was the lifeline I needed after finishing The Silmarillion. As you can see in […]

NaNoWriMo: Attending Camp NaNoWriMo April 2020

NaNoWriMo has been a real boost for my writing in the last couple of years. Simply because of the fact that I’m participating in a challenge, there’s a deadline, and I want to win, I’ve been able to complete it successfully 2 years in a row. I’ve been working on the same project in these […]

An Introvert Writes the Extrovert’s Guide to Social Distancing

*Photo by Leah Kelley from Pexels Social distancing, or more accurately – physical distancing has plagued us on equal footing with the Coronavirus outbreak and the economic catastrophe the pandemic spells out. In a global society that views being an extrovert as a virtue, it’s only natural physical limitations to have a huge negative effect on people. […]

Unsolicited Submissions – Horror or Hope for Writers?

*Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels Two years ago, I took a chance and sent a submission to a publisher who had opened its unsolicited submissions program. As you know, if you read my blog, I have a little dream. I was really excited, it is a well-known publisher with awesome books in its portfolio. And that gives […]

Robert McCammon – Swan Song & The End of the World

I recently finished the delicious horror dystopia Swan Song by Robert McCammon but this is not going to be a review. It made me think hard and even made me fear. A nuclear apocalypse is something that makes you ask the question – do I want to survive it or wish to go with the […]

Review: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion – A Different Earth

I really wanted to start the life of Valthura with something I’ve read recently and that’s inspired me. And I really wanted it to be J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. Now that I’m sitting in front of the empty document, I realize I have no idea how to start. Whatever I say about it, it won’t […]

Valthura: The Not-So-Humble Goals of a Dreamer

Alright, now that we got out of the way who I am, let’s figure out what I do. My life revolves around writing. I write, both professionally and for pleasure. Writing as in Copywriting [Updated 2022] I’ve been a professional copywriter for 6 years now, and there doesn’t seem to be an end to things […]

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