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Smashwords’ Summer/Winter Sale 2020

It's time for another Smashwords' Summer/Winter sale! For the entire month of July, the ebook store Smashwords will have thousands ...
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Broken Melody Michelle Louring Cover

Cover Reveal – Broken Melody

As promised, here you have the cover for my upcoming book Broken Melody. As it's the fifth in the Angel's ...
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Book Cover Song of Angels

New Cover – Song of Angels

I'm struggling with insomnia lately and my brain is using the extra time coming up with design ideas I didn't ...
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Burrowing Owl Books

My Year in Books (and Owls) 2019

Now that 2019 is almost over, I thought I would look back at the 53 books I read this year. This ...
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Book Covers Michelle Louring

Smashwords’ Summer/Winter Sale 2020

It's time for another Smashwords' Summer/Winter sale! For the entire month of July, the ebook store Smashwords will have thousands of discounted and free ebooks. I hope all of you in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying the weather and getting a lot of reading done, and not - like me ...
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Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett

The Bookish Owl – Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett

Lights! Camera! Action! It's Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett. This has always been my least favorite Discworld book, but I did like it a little better upon rereading it. I do, however, think it could have been vastly improved by more scenes with the wizards. Especially since this is the ...
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Broken Melody – Excerpt (Chapter 11)

A few rays of morning light fell on her face and Selissa reluctantly returned to the land of the conscious, just to immediately regret this development once she became aware of the violent pounding in her head. Some distant part of her mind noted that she usually slept in a ...
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City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

The Bookish Owl – The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

This time it's The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty. First off, I want to say that this book has great characters, amazing worldbuilding and the plot is also just fine. Which is why I have absolutely no idea why it took me 300 pages to get into it. It ...
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Do I Play Too Much Heroes of the Storm? Why Yes. Yes, I do

Not many think much of Heroes of the Storm after Blizzard pulled the plug on its eSport's scene - throwing in the towel and admitting to League of Legends that they win - but it's still my MOBA of choice. Possibly because it's less popular, meaning I have less 12-year ...
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Arthas by Christie Golden

The Bookish Owl – Arthas by Christie Golden

It's Warcraft time, with Arthas by Christie Golden! I read this when it was first released, many years ago, but it was nice to revisit the story of Prince Arthas Menethil, and his transition into the Lich King, the leader of an undead army set on erasing all life on ...
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Excerpt Quiet Whisper

Quiet Whisper – Excerpt (Chapter 4)

Nadia's shoulders slumped and her voice was quieter when she answered, "I don't know. They came searching for him. They weren't interested in me." She fell quiet and Selissa had no idea what to say. Nothing she could think of seemed like it would be of any comfort. Luckily, Ardeth ...
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Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

The Bookish Owl – Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

It's time for assassins and disgruntled mummies with Pyramids by Terry Pratchett. You didn't think I was done with Discworld, did you? I only have a few books left to finish my reread of this entire series, but I'm pacing myself. Running out of Pratchett books is one of the ...
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Wet Owl Bath

Of Bathtimes and Murderous Owls

Ever since the leg amputation, Artemis the owl has been doing remarkably well. He does, however, have trouble scratching away the loose feathers on his head. So what does a good owl momma do? She gives him a bath, then take pictures of how absolutely pathetic he looks. He looks ...
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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

The Bookish Owl – An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Another book, and this time it's An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. Overall I enjoyed this book. The romantic relationships between the characters seemed a bit juvenile compared to the dark themes of the book and the situation the characters found themselves in, but not so much that ...
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