Author: Jessica

Bookfessional: Meeting Your Online Friends in Real Life

Bookfessional: Meeting Your Online Friends in Real Life

Bookfessional: Meeting Your Online Friends in Real Life DISCLAIMER: I am not encouraging anyone to put themselves in a compromising situation with some random person they met in some random chat room. If you’re going to meet someone who befriended you on the internet in real life, you need to be smart about it—meet in […]

— Posted September 30, 2016 by Jessica / 12 Comments
Bookfessional: Those Crazy Winchester Boys

Bookfessional: Those Crazy Winchester Boys

Bookfessional: Supernatural It’s been years since I was last current with that beloved TV series, Supernatural, but Sam and Dean are Sam and Dean, and during my last episode of the Book Funk, I decided to get caught up . . . So I binge watched all E L E V E N seasons. B/c […]

— Posted September 28, 2016 by Jessica / 11 Comments
Bookfessional: Conventions and Other Author Events

Bookfessional: Conventions and Other Author Events

Bookfessional: Conventions and Other Author Events Before I joined Rabid Reads, I’d never been to a convention. That’s not to say that you have to be a blogger or somehow connected to the industry to attend a convention, I just didn’t know anything about them, so I never went. I’d never been to a book […]

— Posted September 23, 2016 by Jessica / 10 Comments
Review: Siren Song by Cat Adams

Review: Siren Song by Cat Adams

It’s rare to get a really good first installment in an urban fantasy series—too much stuff has to happen. You’ve got world-building, laying the foundation for the series arc while telling an individual story that’s compelling by itself, character development, etc. All preferably in 40k words or less. On occasion, it does happen, but most […]

— Posted September 21, 2016 by Jessica / 5 Comments
Review: An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire (@jessicadhaluska, @seananmcguire, @dawbooks)

Review: An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire (@jessicadhaluska, @seananmcguire, @dawbooks)

For whatever reason, the third installment is almost always a game changer in an urban fantasy series. Iron Kissed is almost universally acknowledged as being when Mercy Thompson “gets good,” Faefever is when Mac finally starts being more kick-ass heroine than TSTL, and Magic Strikes is my favorite UF installment ever. “How many miles to […]

— Posted September 9, 2016 by Jessica / 3 Comments
Review: Blood Song by Cat Adams (@jessicadhaluska, @torbooks)

Review: Blood Song by Cat Adams (@jessicadhaluska, @torbooks)

Meet Celia Graves, a 100% human independent security consultant (BODYGUARD), in a world full of creatures. You: How’s that work? o.O Me: Someone wise once told her that no human is a match for the monsters, magic or no magic, and the important things are “brains and good equipment.” You: She got those things? Me: […]

— Posted September 2, 2016 by Jessica / 1 Comment
Review: Addicted by Elle Kennedy (@jessicadhaluska)

Review: Addicted by Elle Kennedy (@jessicadhaluska)

ADDICTED, the second installment of Elle Kennedy’s OUTLAWS series, picked up where the last book left off. The survivors of the Enforcer attack on Lennox’s den of iniquity have relocated to Conner’s compound, with Lennox and co. struggling to adapt to a more rigid lifestyle. Oh, they still have ALL the free and shared love, […]

— Posted August 31, 2016 by Jessica / 0 Comments
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