Book Review: Real Men Knit

Real Men Knit 5 stars Genre: Contemporary romance I love the premise of this book with the Strong brothers running a yarn shop. This slow-burn romance really works with the two main leads. More than that, I really appreciated how Jackson weaves in authenticity about Harlem, the myriad obstacles facing the characters, and the strength of community.A winner of a romance, woven with sweet heat and much heart Find more of my book ratings and reviews here. … [Read more...]

Book Friday

My fellow 2020 Debuts authors are hosting a festive #BookFriday this year! Join us on The Write Review and Linda's Book Obsession as we share our suggested book and gift ideas, talk holiday traditions, and get merry! We'll be broadcasting from 10am to 3.30pm ET, with lots of fun holiday chat and BOOKS!!Watch Herehttps://www.facebook.com/Thewritereview/posts/2326151514197127 And download the 2020 Debuts Holiday Gift Guide here: https://2020debuts.com/holiday-gift-guide/ … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Pull Quotes

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Happy Book Birthday to Me!

A quick announcement that Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines is out in the world today. It's the second installment in the Sassy Cat Mystery series, where a Los Angeles pet groomer solves cases alongside her talking sassy cat. Book links:Penguin Random HouseBookshopAmazon or go out and support your favorite indie bookstore or online retailer! … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Matcha Croissant

Matcha croissant: A croissant topped with a sugary matcha crust When I need comfort foods, I go straight to matcha-inspired products. I found this beauty of a treat at JJ Bakery, one of my favorite Asian bakeries. It tastes just like a croissant—but with added green tea flavor. The crust reminded me of the sweetness and texture found on top of a pineapple bun. I’ll have to admit, it was a pretty tasty treat. If the matcha had covered the whole croissant, it would've been truly … [Read more...]

Talking about Comps

I'm on the Chicks on the Case blog today talking about comparing books and stories to other works! Drop by: https://chicksonthecase.com/2020/10/30/the-art-of-the-elusive-comp/This is also release week for Festive Mayhem, a holiday anthology with nine other diverse crime writer voices. Find it at your favorite e-retailer...AmazonAppleB&N … [Read more...]

Virtual Bouchercon

There is such a thing as conference fatigue. I had a fabulous time this past weekend with 900 or so other friends checking out Bouchercon 2020. Though I didn't get to travel to the state capital and frolic in Sacramento, I still got to attend the event virtually. The highlights of the event were: Pre-taped videos: High-quality video interviews with amazing people like Walter Mosley, Anne Perry, Catriona McPherson, and the past presidents of Sisters in CrimeLive presentations: Unique … [Read more...]

Bouchercon, Here I Come!

I was excited to attend my first Bouchercon, a huge conference for mystery lovers, this year. It would've been held in my state (Sacramento, CA) this upcoming weekend. Thankfully, it didn't get canceled. Like many other conventions, though, it's turned virtual. Now I can be there from the comfort of my own home. Not only do I get a chance to listen to great authors, but I'm actually on a panel! I'll be on the Our Furry Friends panel on Friday, Oct. 16th at 3pm with Lane Stone, Jackie Layton, … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Chocolate Dobash Cake

Chocolate dobash cake: moist cake with thick frosting I got this at a local Hawaiian bakery as a treat. My friend has been raving about dobash cake for a while, so I'm glad I finally tried it out. This is definitely a winner. The cake itself is moist and fluffy, reminding me of chiffon cake. Despite the thick layer of frosting, it's not overly sweet and has a pudding-like texture. Maybe, like my friend, I should get a dobash cake every year for my birthday... Fun fact: The dobash … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Festive Mayhem anthology

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