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If you’re currently coasting into winter, there’s nothing more timely than some cozy monster love stories. These two selections are sound jumping-off points if you’ve been curious to dip your toes into some monster romance, best enjoyed under a blanket with something warm and freshly poured nearby. YURI & THE YETI by Daphne Green Review: …

OF MONSTERS AND MEN // part one: comfort food View »

So here at the end of 2021 I find myself in a deep reading slump. It is what it is; no reason to examine it, considering everything going on. But I’ve had this idea brewing to 1) do some kind of themed review series, because I genuinely enjoy writing reviews for the reading mindfulness and …

OF MONSTERS & MEN // introduction View »

Whoops, I had two books come out since my last post. PRODIGY is a novel about a surly genius AI programmer who takes on a project to perfect a sex bot, which includes a wunderkind live-in assistant that he eventually falls for. OF BONES & TWILIGHT is a novella full of rural magic and smut …

Two new books, lots of thoughts, and the future View »

I’m gonna skip the whole “Sorry I haven’t posted in a while” thing because 1) I shouldn’t apologize for having a life and 2) releasing your first book is kind of a lot. And I did say I was gonna ignore the internet and hibernate, so at least I’m consistent. I did want to share …

Elle Reads (4/24/21) View »

I’m starting this post on the evening before my first self-published book comes out. I wish I could say the month of January flew by and I just can’t believe my book release is already here! But January was half a year long and I’ve been an anxious mess with impostor syndrome burning hot every …

So you wanna be a self-published romance author? View »

Well the first month of 2021 is almost on the books. Oh and my first book is releasing on Monday 2/1/21 so maaaaybe check that out? For this week’s readings, I have only one question: Do you like flirty bad boys falling for the precious nerdlets in their life? Yeah, I thought you might. This …

Elle Reads (1/30/21) View »

I’ve been in a huge funk since the holidays ended. Like, I’m past hanging in there. I’m a pinched nerve. And this week the heavy weariness of everything culminated into me happening upon some dark romance/erotica: a two-part-so-far novella series and a yaoi comic. Stigma is the story of Sehyun and his chance encounter with …

Elle Reads (1/23/21) View »

As a firm believer that reading helps me become a better writer, I’ve decided to track some of the books I read over the course of a week. I’m not going to set any specific reading goals because, as those Nationwide commercials say, life comes at you fast. This week I ended up reading two …

Elle Reads (1/15/21) View »

Someone asked me recently what got me into writing romance. It’s kind of like one of those “where were you when…” questions, except I actually remember. At some point during the pandemic, I discovered Kindle Unlimited. I haven’t read for fun since before college, and though I enjoyed some of the assigned reading, I rarely …

Some notes on why I do it View »