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Book Review: A Thief in Time by Cidney Swanson

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Hello, my lovely readers. Today I'm reviewing Cidney Swanson's latest book, a time-traveling adventure titled A Thief in Time. I'm elated to experience another of Cidney's works. Let's dive in!

About the Book

He can't stay - She can't let him go.

Halley’s world is full of hand-outs and hand-me-downs. Even her apartment bedroom is shared, with her distant and self-centered mother. Halley has only a battered blue truck to call her own—until she meets Edmund, the second Earl of Shaftesbury.

Edmund has a manor, employs dozens of servants, and has never been close to falling in love—until Halley crashes into his life during an accidental trip to 1598. Now a spiraling series of encounters with a dangerous time-traveling thief will bring their worlds together with heartbreaking ramifications.

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My Thoughts

When Cidney offered me an advance preview of her latest novel, I jumped at the chance. Long-time readers of this blog might remember m…

Cover Reveal: World of Shadows

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About the Book:
In this urban fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, modern-day teenager, Beila Durand, is plagued by nightmares that lead her to discover — and wind up trapped in — a cursed underground world. The invisible people that live in this medieval village depend on Beila learning the truth behind their curse — and why she is the only one who can set them free.

In her quest for answers, however, all she seems to find are more questions. Where do the echoing screeches at night originate? Who is the isolated man that speaks with Beila from the shadows of his cloak? What does this New York girl have to do with any of it? And will she ever find a way back home? 

To help support World of Shadows' release, check out my Thunderclap campaign!


World of Shadows will be available in paperback and Kindle ebook on December 11, 2016. Stay tuned here at Emily Rachelle Writes for more updates!

Special Announcement: World of Shadows

Good morning, my lovely readers. I have a long-awaited announcement to share with you today.
My third book, the Beauty and the Beast retelling World of Shadows, will be available for purchase one month from today: December 11, 2016!

If you want to help support the release, you can visit World of Shadows' Thunderclap campaign.
Cover reveal and more information will be right here on Wednesday, November 16. Stay tuned!

[Blog Tour + Interview + Giveaway] Unwritten Melody by Tessa Emily Hall

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Good morning, my lovely readers! Or whatever time it is that you're reading this. Today an old friend of Emily Rachelle Writes is back to share her new book with us. Some of you may remember Tessa Emily Hall and her visit to talk about Purple Moon. Her newest title, Unwritten Melody, is available for purchase November 2016.

About the Book

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Does breaking free require breaking the rules?

Cassie Gilbert lives every day in the shadows of her deceased mom’s rebellion. But now that she’s seventeen, she finds herself longing to break away from her grandmother’s suffocating rules, experience what it’s like to be a regular teenager, and fulfill her songwriting dreams.

James Russo, former American Spotlight contestant, escapes to small town Willow Creek, SC hoping to flee from his tarnished past. When a school project pairs him with the shy principal’s granddaughter, he’s determined to get to know this E…

El Día de los Muertos - The Day of the Dead

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This semester, I'm taking Spanish 101. Last week, my professor (mi profesora) announced our class (nuestra clase) would have a Day of the Dead celebration to learn more about the holiday and the Mexican culture related to it. She planned to set up an altar for gifts and memorials, as is traditional. However, since most of the class seemed disinterested, she chose to stick with a normal average class period instead. She did tell me where to find more information on the holiday, however; I decided to construct an altar of my own. (There are other traditions/beliefs in this holiday, such as dressing up and the Lady Catrina. The end of this post has links to more information.)