Blog Tour Review – Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga

Sincerely Karen Jo


Hello sweeties and welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Dugahosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. I think this book is amazingly unique, enthralling, and such a fascinating fantasy romance. I can’t wait for you to meet Briony, Alder, and Izzie and join them on an exciting and magical adventure. Remember to check out the other tour stops and don’t forget to join the giveaway.



Publisher: Entangled Teen

Expected Publication: October 1, 2019

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Format: Paperback 350 pages




Briony never planned to go back to the place she lost everything.

Firefly Valley, nestled deep within the Smoky Mountains, is better kept in her past. After an unexplained fire gave Briony amnesia, her mother disappeared and her dad moved them to Knoxville.

But now her…

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A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie


Title:A Little Hatred.
Series: The Age of Madness #1.
Writer(s): Joe Abercrombie.
Publisher: Orbit.
Format: Advance Review Copy.
Release Date: September 17th 2019.
Pages: 480.
Genre(s): Fantasy.
ISBN13:  9780316187169.
My Overall Rating: ★★★★★.


It is a bit mad that I have never yet had the chance to pick up a Joe Abercrombie book until now. His name has echoed its way to my ears as countless readers of fantasy books have sung their praise for the man’s work since his First Law trilogy. With each release, he has successfully proven his claim to the throne and garnered a hefty amount of loyal followers who would gladly bend the knee and attest their utmost love for his work. While it might be my first foray in his glorious world, this first book of his Age…

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A Thousand Perfect Notes Review! // aka music and love and FEELS

A Fictional Bookworm

Hi friends! I’m here to review a book that should have been read a YEAR AGO but I got busy and am eternally broke, so it didn’t happen. Luckily, a friend let me borrow her copy and I’ll just not-so-subtly hint towards wanting it for Christmas lol. ANYWAYS IT WAS REALLY GOOD so let’s just get on with my thoughts*!

*and hope that they’re more coherent than that intro because dang past me, that was a mess

An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope.

Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and…

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Book Review: Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy (4/5)

Taking On a World of Words

I went through a period of adding a lot of writing craft books to my TBR. I think it’s fate that I’m just now getting to them as I’m ready to send my first manuscript out to agents. Reading this one actually made me pause and reconsider a re-write of my plot to make it stronger. This was the right find at the right time.

Cover image via Goodreads

Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy

Summary from Goodreads:

So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher.

Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in “Writing…

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On the Horizon – the beautiful ones (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)

Captain's Quarters

Ahoy there me mateys!  This be me third book by the author and me third five star read.  What I find amazing about all of the author’s books is that they feel so different from each other.  The first was a vampire story with stunning vampire culture and history.  The second was a Mayan fairy-tale set during the Jazz age in Mexico.  And this book was a romance with a hint of fantasy set in the Belle Époque era.

Now I don’t normally do romance but I be determined to read all of this author’s novels.  I didn’t even look up the blurb of this one before reading.  I just tucked in and devoured it.  This romance ended up floating me boat.

This is a character driven book.  Hector has returned to the city of Loisail after a ten year absence.  He is determined to look up his old…

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