Monday, February 11, 2013

Blog Giveaway!

Hey Blogging Buddies!

I just wanted to post a short blog to let you all know about another awesome blog I think you should check out. The writer of the blog does reviews of books and authors so you could find some good new reads. Also, the blog is currently having a giveaway. So head on over to the link below and check the blog out! Thanks for reading! Have a great week! ~V

Monday, February 4, 2013

A Surprising Adventure!

A couple of months ago I entered my name to be considered as an advanced reader for Patrick W. Carr's debut novel, A Cast of Stones. I was not really sure this story was something I would enjoy because it was a different style than any other book I have ever read. When my name was chosen, I wanted to give the story a try anyways. I am very glad that I did!

Mr. Carr is an extremely talented author. His characters are easy to relate to and realistic. His descriptions are so vivid, readers will feel as if they are part of the story. The pace of A Cast of Stones is as quick as the plot is gripping. I did not want to put my book down until I found out what would happen next! The conclusion of the novel left me satisfied but wanting to read more at the same time. I am glad the next book in this series will be releasing soon! I cannot wait to find out how the tale continues!

I recommend this novel to any readers who enjoy a well-written, fast paced, adventure!~V

P.S. I know one is not suppose to judge a book by its cover, but the cover of this novel is one thing that got me interested to read the story. Gorgeous and intriguing! 

Just a Lovely Little Update

Hello Everyone! 

I am extremely happy that it is February the month of Love! I have always loved this month and Valentine's Day! Even though I have never had a sweet heart to celebrate this holiday with, I have always had the best Valentine of all, Jesus! He sacrificed His very life just to save me! What more could a girl ask for? He's the perfect Valentine! (John 3:16)


January seemed to last forever for me! I do not want to wish my life away, but I am excited to be making progress with my education! I do not have too much longer now before graduation day! My clinical rotation has been going well so far. Although I miss my best buds (Sharon and Sabrina), I really like the new group I am with and the area I am in. The clinical area is an excellent learning/teaching environment. All of the nurses have been great. I feel like I am really growing into a nurse!


I wanted to update you all on my writing. My work on "Flight of the Bluebirds" is on hold for now. I am not motivated to write the story at the moment. I do want to finish this story in the future if it is God's will. In the meantime, I have be writing other stories. I am working on a story with my sister Beth. We have six chapters and over 11,000 words so far! After we have made more progress, I will post the title, synopsis, and an excerpt.
I am also working of another story of my own. It is a retelling on the Nutcracker. I got the idea while I was watching a movie with my sister. What if the nutcracker was bad and the rat king was good? I just began writing the third chapter but the first two chapters are both  good lengths.


I want to start writing more blogs and posting more updates about my writing. I also plan to include reviews of authors and books I am reading. Writing blogs gives me more practice writing. The more practice I get, the better writer I will become. Blogging updates about stories also excites me and motivates me to write more. I hope you all will read and leave comments, encouragement, and/or feedback. 


I would like to end this blog with a prayer request. A good family friend lost her mother over the weekend. Please pray for her and her family.Thank you!Have a good week! God bless!~V