April #WrapUp

CLTBRChallenge15 and GoodReads Book Challenge Progress- 20 of 65 and 24 of 65 books read.

April Books:

Spearwood Academy Vol 3

Spearwood Academy Vol 4

Spearwood Academy Vol 5

Murderous Little Darlings: Non-TBR

Night School: Genesis

Night School: Legacy

Night School: Fracture

In other news, my Camp NaNoWriMo was somewhat of a failure and kind of not. I wrote 23,892 words out of a goal of 30,000. So I failed to make my goal but came very close to finishing. Can’t wait to see what I can do in July!

I continued #Musical Monday Reviews and will continue them into May. Sanctuary Edits is working with a second author already and still open for new clients. I also announced Guest Posts this month, but have not heard back from the one who contacted me yet. I am opening that spot up to anyone who would be interested, any topic you would like. Classes are going ok but I have just been out of it the last two weeks. I was really sick one day and haven’t caught up yet. Iit’s been a lazy, feel like “blah” last two weeks. I hope it gets better.

Let’s have a good May!

Advertisements

#BookReview: Night School: Fracture 5/5 Stars

Overview: It has been eight weeks since the death of Jo and Allie saved herself from a kidnapping. Everyone is moving on, but Allie. She is determined to find those responsible for her friend’s death, but she can’t do it alone or tucked away at school. Allie plans to make her escape, and is successful until she stops for the night with an old friend. Caught and hauled back to school, she is reprimanded by both the Headmistress and her grandmother. In order to be protected, she has to stay in school. In order to stay in school she MUST follow the rules. Angry, she obliges as she sees the instructors and body guards are somewhat actively looking for the traitor(s). One night she thinks she sees an intruder, and heads off to catch him, but it was only a guard. Then she begins to suspect the sweet librarian, and “evil” history teacher later. Not knowing who to trust, she realizes she needs to trust someone. She gathers a group of five friends, and they hold their own investigation as the teachers mysteriously disappear. With the instructors away, chaos ensues when a student is forcibly taken from school and they find out the board members are going to begin pulling out their children. Formulating a plan to keep those who want to stay at the school there, and trying to find the informant, on top of keeping up with her studies and detention are proving a bit much for Allie and she becomes increasingly more emotional. Finally she erupts on Raj Patel, head of the guards, and finally gets the teachers back. Everything seems to settle down and go back to normal as no one else has been pulled from school. Just as Allie and her friends start to relax, a mass amount of butlers arrive to take children home. Students begin running for hiding places and some of the group is separated. Allie and Rachel go offer help and are separated themselves, and before Allie realizes that the butlers are not who they say they are, Rachel disappears. Allie then receives specific instructions to meet Nathanial if she wishes to keep Rachel alive. Formulating another plan, they head out to save their friend. There is an epic battle and Nathanial slips through their fingers, once again.

Review: I would have to say, my favorite of the series so far. Non-stop action, feeling Allie’s pain and confusion as she goes through everything to save her school, friends and love life. She is brought to her breaking point a few times and we struggle through it with her and see how much she has changed…or not changed since she first came to school.

Recommend: Yes

Sanctuary Edits

Have a book that needs editing? Want to make sure all the kinks are worked out before publication? Here at Sanctuary Edits, we will read through your book looking for any and all typos. We will double check to make sure everything sounds smooth and inform you of any issues spotted.

In addition to our editing services, we will also have an honest review ready for you upon publication. The review will be posted to Books and More, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Google+, Tumblr and Amazon (or Smashwords depending on where you publish). We will also include an Author Spotlight Interview on the Books and More blog. We can also put together a release post highlighting your book the day it is released.

At Sanctuary Edits, we do Substantive Editing and Copy Editing. Substantive Editing is problem solving and overall clarity or accuracy.
Copy Editing, is where we look at spelling, grammar, punctuation and word usage. Prices are $50-100 per manuscript. Price varies depending on size. Short story would be less than an epic novel.

Quick Post

Sanctuary Edits page has updated information! Please go take a look.http://charliesangel-0069.wix.com/cmwauthorpage#!sanctuary-edits/cph

#CLTBRCHALLENGE15 #Book Review: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Vol 3 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 4/5 Stars

Overview: A collection of cases, written by Dr. Watson, taken and solved by the duo; Holmes and Watson.

Opinion: Some of the cases I found interesting, some not so much. Quite a few, I had solved before Holmes or were just lacking in interest. There were few that I found really interesting and wished were longer. Again I think my opinion may be obscured by my love for BBC’s Sherlock, but the book wasn’t that bad. It seemed to take forever to get through because it was very dry for my taste.

Recommend: Sure.

New Hat

So it may seem that my blog and life are undergoing changes, as I find new things that I want to do. I’m still trying to figure out where my life is headed, which at 25 is a bit late in the game for me. I tend to procrastinate.

My blog is new, and I’m new to blogging so I expected to make changes as I go along. Which is why I named it Books and More, I knew I wanted to do book reviews, but I didn’t want to limit it to just that. I honestly thought I would have more on here about Doctor Who, Sherlock (TV series) or one of the other many fandoms I have been a part of.

While I’m in the midst of changing, starting a new school and adding different aspects to my blog, I’m also thinking about starting a little side business. I have been collaborating with an author to edit her next book. If she is happy with my work, maybe I could turn that into something. I know I probably wouldn’t get rich off of it, but I could make enough to be happy. Doesn’t take much Lol.

In my mind, I like to think that I don’t have over 110 followers for nothing and that they enjoy most of what I write. I would like to ensure them that I’m still going to be here posting and it should be pretty consistent context. I just hope the changes aren’t so drastic that y’all decided to unfollow me.