Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Writing Wednesday: Gerbil in the Attic

Today I'm adding a new feature to my blog posts called "Writing Wednesdays". (I tried this idea before and hopefully it works this time.

The last Wednesday of every month I will post a writing exercise prompt. I'll give myself 5 minutes to write a response to said prompt and post it under the prompt. Then I'll invite my readers to do the same and post their responses in the comments. But remember only 5 minutes per prompt (unless otherwise stated).

The prompt I'm using for this post comes from C. M. Mayo's 5 Minute Writing Exercise site:

September 26: "Gerbil in the Attic"
In two sentences, describe a gerbil. In two sentences, describe an attic. Then, what does the gerbil do in the attic?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Book Review: The Faerie Ring

Back to the book reviews! I haven't had a chance to read much for awhile, but my TBR list is ever-filling up and my bookshelves are nearly over-flowing once again. And most importantly, I miss reading! I'm a book addict, and reading helps me relax and increase my creativity. So I'm starting up my Thursday Book Reviews in hopes of keeping me reading. (I still have 22 books to read to meet my yearly goal!)

Today's review is about a book I was super excited to discover because it contains two of my favorite topics: Faeries and Victorian-era London!

The Book...

The Faerie Ring (The Faerie Ring, #1)The Faerie Ring
(The Faerie Ring #1)

"Debut novelist Kiki Hamilton takes readers from the gritty slums and glittering ballrooms of Victorian London to the beguiling but menacing Otherworld of the Fey in this spellbinding tale of romance, suspense, and danger.
The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.

Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen’s son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist.

Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…
" (via goodreads)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Two and Twenty Dark Tales

"Waiting On" Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases you are highly anticipating. It also allows book-lovers to share "forthcoming" glimpses of their TBR lists. Check out the other participants posted on Jill's blog to find new books to add to your list.