Building A Newsletter || Booktube & Authortube

Building a newsletter on authortube or booktube I am not a newsletter expert, but I am trying. I am back to trying to build up my own newsletter and wanted to share some thoughts. I am here to tell you that it is not as terrifying as it may seem. In fact I follow two steps. I build the newsletter on Mailchimp and I grow the newsletter with a combination of social media and prolific works. Prolific works is a site that allows readers to download one of your written works by subscribing to your newsletter. Newsletters are important because these are people who are actively buying into your future as a writer. They are following you, or most likely are following you, for your writing alone. Digital and paperback copies of Beds Are For Flowers… Secrets Are For Flowers is available for preorder now… Let’s connect: Let’s connect on social media Newsletter: Amazon Author Profile:… Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: Website: Linkedin:

Doughnut Book Tag || Booktube

Doughnut Booktag || Booktube

Here is my take on the Doughnut Tag. I was tagged by AG MacDonald

Original Tag by Literary Gladiators:

Tagged by AG MacDonald:

I tag 

Camille from Brews and Books:

Pardon My Imagination:

Ericka from Life of a bibliophile:

Jessica Nicole Dickerson:


1. Classic- A classic book you feel everyone needs to read

2. Vanilla Frosted- A simple, but engaging work.

3. Chocolate Frosted- Your second favorite work from your favorite writer.

4. Strawberry Frosted- A lesser known or studied work from a known writer you feel should be read and studied more frequently.

5. Glazed- A writer that immediately immersed you.

6. Jelly- A work that contained more than you expected.

7. Boston Crème- A scholarly work you would recommend to a casual reader.

8. Cruller- A work that makes you think of France.

9. Powdered Sugar- A work that left you with evident emotions.

10. Cider- The perfect reading material to read in front of a fire in autumn.

11. Doughnut Hole- A collection of short, accessible works or sections that you enjoyed.

12. Raspberry Frosted- A book you would recommend to Homer Simpson.

13. What is your favorite kind of doughnut?

14. “Time to Make the Doughnuts” (as per Dunkin Donuts)- Who do you tag?

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Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book.

I’ll do my best to make this spoiler free.

Sort of a Sherlock Holmes style YA mystery set in Victorian era London.
a 1st person POV from young Audrey Rose Wadsworth (who is the Watson) to Thomas’ Sherlock. Together, the two study forensic sciences under Audrey Rose’s uncle and investigate the mysterious and brutal murders in White Chapel.

I’m only going to talk about the two main characters:

Audrey Rose is a strong female character who doesn’t surrender her feminity to be strong. She balances the life of a daughter to a wealthy lord with her fascination of forensic sciences while carrying an internal struggle of a difficult family relationship. She has to navigate proper London etiquette in the pursuit of her passion and keep her studies a secret from her overprotective father.

Thomas is an arrogant know it all who can back it up. He’s written in the style of Robert Downey Jr’s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. He has his moments of being charming, annoying, suspicious, and brilliant. We learn his backstory all at once, but since it was through dialogue it didn’t come across as an info dump.

Writing style:
I found the occupations of the characters to be fascinating and well researched. The prose was direct, with some poetic language woven in (but never overwhelming). I loved that it was 1st person POV it was incredibly important to know what Audrey Rose was thinking at all times. Though the plot was about catching Jack the Ripper, the juicy conflicts were all internal and having access to her thoughts made this story riveting.

I am excited to continue reading this series.

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Review: Hunger

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) BodyHunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can’t remember the last time I read such a must read. Not just a book I loved or a book I recommend but a must read. A book that takes you so far into someone else’s mind it could reach even the most selfish individuals empathy.

This is brave writing. This is the kind of reflection piece that leaves me breathless.

I love this, and after reading it I can’t see how anyone can read Roxane Gay’s writing without falling in love with her.

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