Hello Wonderful Reader!

Thank you for stopping by! My name is Kim and I lived in Massachusetts until mid-2019 when my husband and I decided to move to Alabama. I used to be a children’s librarian until I had to go on disability five years ago. I miss it dreadfully, but where one door closes, another one opens right? I love blogging and most of my posts are book related. My favorite genres are: Historical Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, High Fantasy, Horror, Suspense,  Romantic Suspense and YA Fiction in just about any form. Phew! In essence, I guess you could call me a Bookaholic!

I also have a weakness for superheroes, and I’m enjoying (for the most part) the resurgence of them in popular culture. Don’t ask me who my favorite is because I can never make up my mind. Right now I’m just loving: The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Gotham, Marvel’s Agents of Shield, the Thor and the Avengers movies, Siderman, and the Iron Man movies. I also love the Batman movies with Christian Bale and Deadpool.

I’m a Sherlock Holmes fanatic, and I love his current incarnation brought to life by Benedict Cumberbatch. although I also enjoy the older ones with Basil Rathbone, and the movies with Robert Downey Jr.

Finally, I’m truly terrible at all the technical things that go along with blogging. I battle with linking, and I’ve yet to figure out how to add badges. If you choose to follow me I hope you don’t mind putting up with my travails. I’m working on it!

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  2. Shaun Hume said:

    Hi Kim,

    My name is Shaun and I’m an author, just wondering if you consider reviewing books, in exchange for a free ebook copy?

    Here is a link to my book (Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith) on amazon, so you can have a look and decide if it may or may not be something you would be interested in reading – http://amzn.eu/6FjYTA3

    Thanks for taking the time to consider my enquiry, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


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  3. Thank u for Liking my stuff – u have such a swell site too!
    In fact, I wanted to show my appreciation by nominating u for the Song A Day Challenge!
    Here r th details:

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  4. Hello Kim,

    My first book due for release on August 9th and I was wondering if you might be interested in receiving an advanced copy? It is a novella, so it is only available in ebook. I have PDF, epub and mobi files.

    It is an adult high fantasy novella with magic, dragons and elves. It does contain battle scenes so there is violence and a rather steamy love scene. It is the first in a planned series.

    I have included the book blurb so you can see if it might be something you are interested in.

    Thank you for your time,
    Errin Krystal

    Blurb: Trained as an elite warrior from childhood, the elven crown prince Flintathriël fights to bring a stop to a war that began before he was born. With the aid of his betrothed Sairalindë, a skilled mage and dragon rider in her own right, they must find the Book of Souls – an ancient and mysterious tome rumored to have belonged to the god Hath’Raal.

    When the missing book turns up in the hands of Mnuvae, the bastard child of the dead king, Flintathriël finds himself fighting to not only save his people from this new threat but also trying to keep Sairalindë safe when Mnuvae takes over the dragons in her attempt to win back the kingdom she believes is rightfully hers.

    The love Flintathriël and Sairalindë share shines pure and true, but when the smoke of the battle clears, will their hearts survive the aftermath of war or will their love become a casualty that cannot be revived?

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  5. Great! I just sent it, let me know if you have any issues with the attachment. I’m away for a few days and sent via my phone. Thanks again!
    Happy reading!

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  6. Just stopping by to say hello. I enjoy your blog and book reviews. I’ve loved books and reading for almost as long as I can remember. I lean towards historical fiction and fantasy, but I try to read a variety of different genres. There are so many good books, it would be a shame not to read as many as possible. 🙂

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  7. Hello Kim, I love your picture of this Disney Character. I am a Disney lover of all things Disney. Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and more…. In fact, I have a Disney Theatre Ad Poster 1954 of Cinderella that I treasure, a Serigraph Cell, a Beautiful Cinderella Music Box with all the Characters and more ! I am also a lover of the same genres that you mentioned. Thank you so much for liking my posts! Karen 🙂

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  8. Kim…I forgot to tell you that I grew up in Granby, Connecticut, not far from the Massachusetts border. I still miss New England. Karen 🙂

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  9. Congratulations! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Follow this link to learn more: https://plotmonster.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/versatile-blogger-award/
    Congratulations and Happy Blogging!

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  10. Hello there!
    I love this About page! I’m a big Marvel, Sherlock, Belle, and fiction fan too. It’s great to meet people I have things in common with. 🙂
    My name is Becca Fox and I’m an author. My young adult romance novel, I Dare You to Love Me, is coming out October 25. I have a limited number of free ebook copies to give out (which will be emailed to anyone who wants one) on launch day. If you have the time or are interested in reviewing it at all, here is the link: http://idareyoutolovemeoct25.pagedemo.co/
    There is a blurb on this demo page along with a place to enter an email address. I realize you probably get requests for reviews all the time, so I understand if you can’t review mine. I just thought I’d ask. 🙂
    It’s a great thing you’re doing for authors, offering feedback and good reviews. Know that you’re appreciated!

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  11. Hi Kim! 🙂

    I’m an author and would love to submit a review request for my debut novel coming out in January. Is there a specific place/email you like them submitted to?

    Hannah Carmack

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  12. Hi Kim!
    It seems that our reading preferences are not quite in sync, however, I have very much enjoyed your non-book posts so far, and really look forward to keeping up with your blog! I am currently a children’s librarian in New York and have decided to *try* starting a book(ish) blog. So I am excited to learn and grow with you as an example in my mind :]

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  13. Hey, you’re a brave heart and its an amazing blog you’re running!

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  14. Hello, after following your blog for some time now, it finally occurred to me that I should ask you about reviewing my book. It is a horror novel, and I do not know what your policy about reviewing is. If you are interested please email me at frenchc1955@yahoo.com . Thank you so much! Charles

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  15. Hello My Friend! I wasn’t sure if we were connected on Twitter or Facebook as I couldn’t find it… but I wanted to thank you for being part of the blog tour, so I told everyone on my FB ThisIsMyTruthNow page to come check our your blog. Not sure if you can see it, but wanted to share: https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsMyTruthNow/

    Thank you so much for participating on the Watching Glass Shatter blog tour. I’m so glad we connected and became friends! 🙂

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  16. Kim, I just saw your comment to Didi and I am so sorry that you have been plagued by Migraines. It must be awful. I hope you feel better soon. Karen 🙂

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  17. Hi Kim, I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Real Neat Blog Award. 🙂 Here are the details if you’re interested: https://majoringinliterature.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/the-real-neat-blog-award/.

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  18. Hi, again, Kim. Thanks for following my blog! I wanted to follow yours when I visited yesterday, but I couldn’t find the follow button. Could you help me out? Thanks!

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  19. Hi Kim, and Happy New Year to you and yours!

    I too, wish to send you a print or eBook (or both) copy of any or all of my 3 books: Delphi Altair Strange Beginnings (a fairy tale fantasy about a young teen, a girl who discovers overtime that she has powers and the alien strangers who want to capture her or kill her. There is a ghost, a witch, an ocean monster, and a sea side Manor with an interesting history and much more! (300 pages)

    Then, there is Garrett’s Bones. a paranormal mystery story about two teens who want to save their town and their families from what is happening in their colonial town with a devious history and their love of the ancient forest that helps them in strange ways and a ghost. (260 pages)

    The third one is The Stone Arch Secret – not a fantasy, it is a murder mystery thriller romance and gritty, but also a love story. (317 pages).

    There is no rush whatsoever (months or years) for an honest review. Thank you so much, Karen 🙂

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  20. Noor De Olinad said:

    Hi Kim, are you currently accepting books to review? I have recently self published a fantasy fiction novel titled ‘The Foreseen’. My WordPress blog includes an image of the cover and blurb. If you are interested, I would be happy to send you a complimentary copy. https://wordpress.com/view/noordeolinad.wordpress.com

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  21. Hi Kim,

    I’m writing to ask if you’d be interested in reviewing my book, an urban fantasy called Heir of Ashes . there are fairies, though not the conventional type, these are the seelie and unseelie court, and my heroine is a hybrid mix, a 1/4 seelie, a 1/4 unseelie and a 1/2 human. She’s shunned by her own people and hunted by scientists.
    you can read more about it on the smashwords page here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/794798

    the book is set for release on April 15th so there would be no pressure on the reviewers. if you are interested, let me know: jina.salameh1@gmail.com
    and if you know of anyone who you think would be interested, i’d appreciate if you let me know.
    thanks for your time.

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  22. Did I read that right? You love Benedict Cumberbatch? I have to fight you for him too? 😉😉😂😂

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  23. Hey Kim,
    There is no contact page. So I am telling it to you straight. If you do/decide to do blog tours, become a blog tour host for me, let me know… Ahem.. Ahem… I have started blog tour services for authors. 💃💃🙈🙈

    You love my Benedict Cumberbatch? That is serious matter…

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  24. We ‘ve got to talk… Or fight…. This is too much… You are liking all my guys😂😂😉😉
    You made me forget blog tours with this line that you like Sherlock, my sherlock… We are do on

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  25. Thanks for following my site. I look forward to your reviews!

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  26. Hi Kim, I come bearing gifts! I’ve nominated you for The Sunshine Blogger Award, here: https://danicapiche.com/2018/07/05/the-sunshine-blogger-award-thank-you/
    There’s no obligation at all so if you’re unable to participate please accept this gesture of appreciation. 🙂

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  27. Hi Kim.. just to let you know that I have selected four posts from your archives and they will be posted from Saturday January 1st and the following three saturdays at 1.30 UK time.. thank you for permitting me to share.. I am sure they will be enjoyed. best wishes Sally

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  28. Hi Kim.. your next post is live and is already gathering comments for you.. thanks again for letting me raid your archives.. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2019/06/08/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-potluck-us-teacher-appreciation-week-2018-by-kim-of-by-hook-or-by-book/

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