The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society A Novel Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows The Dial Press, Dec 2011 306 pages, ebook, paperback, hardcover, audible book, audio CD Women’s Lit, Romance, Historical Novel, General Fiction Purchased ✭✭✭✭✭ The cover that I had on my book is the one at right with the woman... Continue Reading →

California Summer

California Summer Anita Hughes St. Martin’s Press, Jun 2018 304 pages, Kindle, paperback Contemporary romance, Women’s lit, Second chance romance Provided ✭✭✭✭⭑ The cover is totally eye-catching as well as suitable to the story. A girl on the beach is just what I would expect to see. Though I'm disappointed it's not a bit more... Continue Reading →

Enticed

Enticed Pregnancy and Passion series #1 Maya Banks Harlequin Special Releases, Dec 2013 164 pages, Contemporary Romance, Second chance romance Purchased ✭✭✭⭑-✭ I couldn’t decide... The cover is certainly eye-catching, but it has nothing to do with the story. It has more to do with the series of books it's printed with. They all have... Continue Reading →

Lady of Ashes

Lady of Ashes Lady of Ashes series #1 Christine Trent Kensington Press, Feb 2013 401 pages, ebook, paperback, hardcover, audible book Victorian romance, Women's Lit ✮✮✮✮ The cover is wonderfully atmospheric and takes you back to the foggy London streets of the time. And there stands Mrs. Morgan of Morgan Undertaking. Though I think she... Continue Reading →

Irresistible

Irresistible The Three Horsemen #3 Mary Balogh Berkley Publishing, Oct 2007 386 pages, ebook, paperback, hardcover Historical Romance ✭✭✭✭✭ The cover is typical of historical romance and this series. It shows a lovely lady dressed in period clothing against the backdrop of a garden. The simplicity of it helps to make it so eye-catching and... Continue Reading →

The Jams: How to Find Your Workday Soundtrack

Excellent! Now, I just need to get it all in one place so that I can listen to it while I work!

Itinerant Muse, L.L.C.

Photo of a woman wearing headphones, lying on a pink surface Photo by Alice Moore on Unsplash

Silence may be golden, but for writers looking to engage our focus without chugging a liter of coffee a workday soundtrack is a necessity.

Flow states, brainstorming, strategizing, organizing, reviewing and revising, angsting and personal pep talks — we put our minds through one maneuver after another, sometimes pivoting in a blink and on a dime. We need that background boost to carry that momentum along.

Amp It Up

Is it Monday morning? Do you have a phone call coming up that you’re nervous to face? About to start a piece that needs 200% of your all?

Sometimes you need to preface your workday with a good, strong dose of great-with-caffeine power music.

A Tip:

Don’t sit down yet. Stand up and move around — dance if the spirit moves you! Thrust your shoulders back and raise your chin high. Put your hands…

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The Patchwork Bride

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   The Patchwork Bride A Novel Sandra Dallas St. Martin’s Press Release date June 5, 2018 304 pages, Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook Historical Romance, Women’s Lit, Fiction ✭✭✭✭✭ ARC provided by publisher, NetGalley The cover is simple and lovely. So suitable for this heartwarming story and its many moments that pull... Continue Reading →

The Proximity of Stars

The Proximity of Stars Benedict Stuart, May 2018 307 pages, Kindle, paperback Sci-fi, adventure, dystopian, romance, humor ✮✮✮✮⭑ KU, recommended to me Discussion group This book was recommended to me by a friend. It is for a discussion group. Not a book I would have picked up at first, but that’s the whole point, I... Continue Reading →

The Helm of Darkness

The Helm of Darkness War on the Gods #1 A.P. Mobley Sea of Ink Press, Jun 2018 Release June 3, 2018 260 pages, Kindle only Adventure, mythology, young adult Provided by Author ✭✭✭ The cover is stunning and will catch the eye of many readers. Rather than trying to depict something from the quest, the... Continue Reading →

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