Review: The Witch and the Warlock

By Elisa Covey

Read as part of the Diversify Your Reading Challenge.

Available on: Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Blurb:
Xavier Alexandros decides to solve all of his problems by trying to magically enslave the first chick who has ever withstood his magical masculine draw or something. There’s fake dating, a murderous piece of jewelry, and mild regret for having actually read this to the end. Did someone write and publish Twilight fanfiction? Because this is full of emotional abuse and manipulation. And? It’s full of UST that doesn’t get beyond a kiss. The author can write. And she can write well. I just want better characters from them.

Trigger Warnings:

Badly Written Women, Bastardization of Culture, Bastardization of Mythology, Blood, Bullying, Child Abuse, Death, Embezzlement, Emotional Abuse, Food, Plot Holes the Size of a Canadian Province, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Purple Prose, Slavery (Magical) Slavery, Theft, Toxic Masculinity, Unresolved Sexual Tension, Unsafe Lifestyle

Body Count: 1, natural death

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Review: Bound, The Witches of Doyle Book 1

By: Kirsten Weiss

Available on: Amazon, Audible, and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Blurb: Karin, Jayce, and Lenore are dealing with a lot right now. Jayce has a corpse in her coffee shop. Karin has the hots for a total stranger. And Lenore sees death on the wind. There’s a lot going on that is happening unseen, and magic is thick in the air for this starter to the Witches of Doyle series.

Trigger Warnings:

Animal Death, Blood, Death, Drug Use (Non-Consensual), Drug Use (Prescription), Food, Gun Violence, Murder, Violence, Violent Imagery, Witchcraft

Body Count: 3

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Flash Fiction February 2019 Daily Update: February 7th

Are you taking part in #FlashFictionFebruary2019?

It’s never too late to start. Even one story for the month is one more than you had previously!

Today’s Story Title: Recipe

Today’s Story Is #7 of 28

Today’s Genre: Urban Fantasy

Today’s Word Count: 557

What’s your current story? How many have you achieved? Tell me all about it!

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1 Jan, 2019: Bed, Glorious Bed (And Cats!)

12,341 Days Alive

5,383 Books to Read

6 Current Yarny Projects Still Pending Completion from 2018!

2 Books Being Read

2 Very Happy Kitties

1 AWOL Yule Gift

Ringing in the Gregorian New Year with my Darling Wife and my in-laws was fun! I fully admit I spent most of the evening chatting or crocheting! Steph spent most of the evening loving on Cousin Ashley’s daughter Mini, so her poor arms are sore.

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Dramatic, Traumatic, and Therapeutic

Days alive: 12,176

Days till NaNoWriMo: 2 and counting!

Crochet projects worked on today: 1

Writing projects worked on today: 2

Lunchtime spent with J: 1

Frappa-Whatzit consumed: 1

Positions resigned: 1

I resigned from my job today. Cried in my car once I got to Moe’s, then again at Starbucks.

It was necessary, but so, so very stressful for me.

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Quills, Pills, and Cat Hair: Life as a Witch

Days alive: 12,156

Phone calls made at work: 51

Times I’ve had to fight the cat off the blanket I’m crocheting: 3

Times I’ve shared my post for witches: 4

Amount of terror I’m feeling: A LOT.

I did this to myself. I was like “let me write out a book of shadows or something for Mimi. She’ll like it, it’ll be quick and easy!”

Narrator: “Spoilers: it isn’t.”

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Sleep, Soap, and Sunburn

Days alive: 12,154

MegaLoad washers in use: 2

Cost for one basket of laundry: $6.25

Cost for one box of soap: $0.75

Hours slept: 6.5 hours

Full hampers of laundry to be done: 3

Hey, look at that. There is post on Sundays!

Obviously not mine. But a good gif.

I’ve slept, but my anxiety is through the roof so far today. I don’t seem to be able to do anything right. And Steph is somehow more sunburnt than I am so I can’t be affectionate at all without bothering her.

I feel like a colossal inconvenience in general right now.

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