I forgot what it means to feel intimidated by the rising of what could swallow me whole. The view of it from a distance is so beautiful. I can’t swim. Yet here I am in front of it, waiting for it to take me in. I can’t swim, so there’s no better time to not drown than now.
As always, I’m occupied by a million things, but I always try to find time to squeeze in a few pages. Coming up this week will be my review of Give in to the Feeling by Sarah Zama. Also, I recently moved Life In A Few Words to a new host. What does that mean? I won’t be updating letarawrites.wordpress.com (And I just updated the design, too. I had to do what I would be satisfied with, though.) anymore for the foreseeable future. Instead, you can find me at my new location letarawrites.com. Simpler address for you to remember and more creative control for myself. The book review blog letarawritesbookreviews.wordpress.com will remain the same for the time being, however, I’ll be looking to move this one at the beginning of 2018. I’ve been making some moves that’ll, hopefully, pay off in the near future. So, stick with me, sign up for my mailing list, bookmark my site, connect with me on social media and read some good books! See you at the new place.
How does it look? It is growing on me, but I like it. My blog had the same look for a very, very long time and it was past time for a new look. I’ve also done some tinkering with my book covers and have officially changed the one for Reflection in the Music. I’m trying to build a signature look and I feel like I am well on my way. Still, I am very proud of my original cover, but it wasn’t all that I needed for it to be. The creative juices are flowing and I can’t wait until I finally release my next project for you guys. In the meantime, check out the new cover!
I’ve been working. That pretty much sums up the past several months. I’ve been working a lot and my body and quality time with my daughter and my blog have been paying the price of me getting a bigger paycheck. A bigger paycheck is nice, but there are some things you can’t put a price on. Now, just because the number of blog posts has been reduced doesn’t mean that the amount of my writing has been suffering. I have so many notes and prose saved, just waiting to be published. I have another project that I’m working on, which is extremely near and dear to my heart, even more than Sunlight, Coffee and Roses, though I am not ready to reveal it yet. I still have a ways to go in completing it, but that day is coming. It has a lot of me in it, so I have to make sure to take my time in making it just right and saying what I want to say. Wonderful things will manifest before the year is over.
Also, just a couple of weeks ago I was a guest on a radio talk show. Check it out below!
This little monologue/narration goes hand in hand with my work in progress and was fueled by my overworked brain, Starbucks, and Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black Album. I hope you enjoy both the story and the music.Read More »
So, I have been doing as much reading as I can during the month of August and now the reviews will be published in September. Here’s the first one of the month. The Darkest Loop by James Fant. Check it out, support the author, and, as always, thank you for your continuous support of my blog and literary efforts.
If you’ve kept up with either of my blogs, then you’ll already be familiar with James Fant. I wrote a review of his book CoEd several months ago, which you can read here. In turn, he reviewed my novella Reflection in the Music. He recently approached me again about his newest publication, which is appropriately set to be released today, called The Darkest Loop. Here’s the synopsis:
Dallas Anderson is stuck in a time loop that repeats Labor Day 2001 to September 11, 2001. He thinks he must prevent the terrorist attacks to break the loop. But each loop challenges that theory, igniting a fiery romance between him and his best friend’s sister and exposing the dark truth behind Déjà vu.
I can’t think of anything that I disliked about this novel. Although the theme of deja vu is nothing new—I wrote a short story playing around with the idea about a year ago—and plenty of movies and books exist that tackle the subject, I really appreciate the direction that Mr. Fant went with this one.
Urban book oasis. Stephen Browder. 5-star author. One of the most downloaded on Amazon. Specializing in African American Contemporary Fiction, urban psych thrillers, and mysteries with a predominantly black cast of characters.