Nocturnal Animals – Devastating Lessons in Life through Art

I watched Nocturnal Animals for the second time (thanks HBO) last night. And I’m sure I’ll watch it again. I know, I know—many critics wrote it off as style over substance, the fashion designer director has the visuals down but no depth of content. (spoilers abound). The film begins with an odd montage considering theContinue reading “Nocturnal Animals – Devastating Lessons in Life through Art”

New Novel Giveaway

A New Occult Thriller As a thank you to my blog followers, I’m giving away TEN advanced paperback copies of my new occult thriller novel – BLACK MAGICK  (first come basis – US only). Reserve your copy now by sending me an email at exlibrisregina@gmail.com (subject: black magick) About BLACK MAGICK  Beware the devil woman…. SmallContinue reading “New Novel Giveaway”

Fifty Shades of Trash

I’m many years behind the times, I know, but after plowing through The Bestseller Code, which analyzes the plot structure of  Fifty Shades of Grey in detail as an illustration of what makes a book popular, I decided I’d better read it and find out more. I went to my local library and checked out aContinue reading “Fifty Shades of Trash”

New Review plus FREE offer for Unmasked

Thanks Horror Palace, for the review! And, horror fans, get your ebook of Unmasked for FREE at Smashwords for the month of July. Follow the link HERE!   

Books Never Read #1

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – 3 stars This is the summer I try to read the books that I’ve in the past only pretended to have read. So instead of embarrassing myself at parties when someone says, “YOU never read Harry Potter!”(it still happens) or lying and then having to bluff my wayContinue reading “Books Never Read #1”

Better Late in the Game…

…Than Never in the Game Early in the new year,  I was having dinner with friends whom I adore, and it was something about their ecstatic, tandem eye rolls and Oh, my Gods! over the latest season of Game of Thrones that finally convinced me to let go of my resistance and start watching from the beginning.Continue reading “Better Late in the Game…”

How to get your book reviewed on BookTube

I’ve always considered myself a shitty saleswoman, so imagine my surprise when I did something right by just writing a personal letter to one of my favorite book tubers Peter Loves Books. After watching his videos and getting to know him as a cyber “friend”, I had an inkling he might enjoy Unmasked, my campyContinue reading “How to get your book reviewed on BookTube”

Book Review – Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig and I share a history of sorts: we both grew up in the same picturesque, rural (at least back then) paradise known as Buckingham Mountain, Pennsylvania. It’s known for its history, ghost legends, a hermit, and a setting for one of the most grisly unsolved murders in the history of Bucks County. TheContinue reading “Book Review – Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig”

Indie Horror Review #4

Anywhere But Here: A Short Horror Story Sent  to me for an advanced review by a fellow horror author Jordon Greene on Goodreads, Anywhere But Here (more novella than short story) explores the intriguing (and certainly ripe for horror exploitation) concept of sleep paralysis. Having experienced this myself a few times, the author does aContinue reading “Indie Horror Review #4”

Indie Horror Review # 3

She: A Horror Novel by David Kummer Thanks to the lovely website Goodreads, I connected with fellow horror writer, David Kummer, for a book swap. Writers, if you haven’t done this yet, I highly recommend it for not only helping to spread the word about your own book (always a goal) but to see whatContinue reading “Indie Horror Review # 3”