Monday, January 20, 2020

Music Monday - Lacuna Coil

This meme is hosted by Always Me.

Welcome to another Monday! Today we've got the only metal act I listen to. I'm not the biggest metal fan really... but I've loved this band for nearly ten years now. I hope these sings pump you up for the week to come! 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Share a Poem Sunday - The Enchanted Stream

"Pagan Poems" is an illustrated collection of poetry written by Carolyn Emerick. The poetry is inspired by myth and folklore, the beauty of nature, the human senses, and, of course, love.

This collection is the antithesis of "modernist" styles of poetry. Stylistic influences include classics such as Byron, Poe, and Shakespeare. This will appeal to those who love classical lyrical poetry, rhythm, rhyme, and meter, and to those who love to be transported to misty other realms of the mind.

The volume is richly illustrated in full color to aid in the full aesthetic experience. 

The Enchanted Stream

 And when ye wake inside a dream, 
seek ye the enchanted stream. 
For those who have the will to look 
may find the guardian of the brook. 

And if thine heart be fair and true
 as reflections in the morning dew,
 if thine courage be not meek, 
so shall ye find the one ye seek.

 For if thou keep a magical mind,
 without searching, so shall ye find 
treasures not of Earthly birth, 
formed by the measure of thy worth. 

And if fair maiden thine heart desires,
 the one who lights thy soul afire, 
ye need not fear, ye need not weep, 
for thou art destined one day to meet.

Thine stars have surely cast their lots
for a love born of Camelot.
So if ye wake inside thine dream,
thy visions be more real than seemed. 

Friday, January 17, 2020

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Review You've Written

What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favorite and then we have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. I'll have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know!

Topic for the Week
Favorite/Least Favorite Review You've Written

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Separating the Art from the Artist

It feels like it's been forever since I've done a discussion post and I had an idea come to me so I thought we could talk about authors actions. Let's break this down, shall we? What I mean is, if an author does something, says something or even believes differently from you, will you still read their work? 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Once A Fallen Lady - ARC Review

Lydia Taylor's roof is leaking, her chickens are out of control, and she can't afford the rent. When her daughter falls ill, the last person she wants knocking at her door is Alfred Lowe. The school teacher's stern scowl makes her feel like he can see through her fa├žade of a respectable widow and judge all her secrets. If he wants to achieve his dream of his own school, Alfred Lowe needs to marry a wealthy lady. But he's drawn to the enigmatic Lydia Taylor, and the illness of her daughter makes him realize how important she is to him. The injustice of the greedy landlord, or a dirty chicken house, he'll take on anything for her.

As the crisis of Annie Taylor's illness deepens, Alfred woos Lydia with chocolate, savory pies, flowers, and novels. But the past creeps into the present, casting a long shadow. They must choose whether they can love, despite the risk to everything they've ever wanted.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Music Monday - Simple Creatures

This meme is hosted by Always Me. Got some songs you want to share? Well join in and link up!

I feel like I've been living a rock because I just found these two songs and the've been out for quite a while... oh well. Least I can enjoy them now just like I hope you do. Have a wonderful week!

When the Stars Align Blitz + Giveaway

A second chance, friends to lovers romance.

Anna and Jackson meet their last year in Chapel Hill. She’s accepted a job at a respected, award-winning advertising agency in New York City, and he has a position at a prestigious Atlanta firm. Sparks fly, but when he suggests she change her plans, she’ll have none of it. By the time moving day comes, they don’t even share goodbyes.

Four years later, Anna and Jackson meet again in New York City when, thanks to a mutual connection, he moves into her apartment building. She’s a Creative Director at a medium-sized advertising agency. He’s just moved from Atlanta to New York to accept a position at a well-respected law firm.

Anna, friendly to everyone, welcomes him to her city. Jackson has zero interest in repeating past mistakes, and he’s still angry over what she did years ago. But he’s in a new city, she’s his neighbor, and a friendship forms.

With a singular focus on making partner and no interest in exploring a relationship with Anna, Jackson sells her on a friends with benefits arrangement that won’t take them off course. In his mind, it’s a win-win. What could go wrong?

The arrangement works until Anna battles sexual harassment at her agency and the two don’t see eye to eye on how to handle it. Anna cares about her career, and Jackson knows the law and plans to leverage it. The situation forces Jackson to face some realities about his father and life choices. Anna has zero intention of letting him tell her what to do. Both find themselves wondering if they should step back once again and wait for a better day, when their relationship makes sense. A day when the stars align