Interview With Krys Fenner


When darkness creeps in, sometimes finding an anchor is the only way to survive.

Sixteen-year-old Bella Kynaston has been the victim of a brutal rape, by someone she can only describe as ‘the scar-faced man.’ With little recollection of what happened, she must somehow rebuild her life. Being the person she once was proves more difficult than she imagined.

To complicate matters, Bella has just met Jeremiah Detrone, the new guy in school. He’s attractive, funny, and smart. All things she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend. Too bad she’s conflicted over so many unexpected emotions. Without realizing it, she falls down a rabbit hole and begins walking a dangerous line between addiction and self-preservation.

As Bella works together with the police to bring her attackers to justice, will she be able to see it through to the end? And even if she does, will it only bring her more pain and misery? Or will she find an anchor in Jeremiah and figure out how to move forward?

**Cliffhanger Alert**


What inspired you to write the Dark Road series?

I went through a lot as a teenager. Not just the normal insecurities, but depression, reckless behavior and a suicide attempt. It wasn’t until I was much older that I really dealt with any of that. Therapy made me really look into how things have changed over the years. Sadly, the only thing that has changed is that rape, drug addiction, suicide, and so on are just more prevalent. And they’re just as taboo as they once were. Although we’ve gotten better, we’re not where I wish we were as a society. I believe it’s because these topics aren’t talked about. That’s what inspired me to write this series. Not only do I hope that if someone who has been through anything similar to what happens in these books will find comfort knowing that they aren’t alone, but that for people who haven’t experienced these things…it gives them understanding. It starts conversations, gets people talking. Because with conversation comes change and that is what we need as a society.

As a reader, these books drug me through an emotional roller coaster. Is there any point in the books that you found incredibly hard to write? Did you ever need to set the books aside for a bit to clear your mind?

Yes. “Damaged” is the one that got the most emotional for me. When I wrote that, I used my past with suicide, my own emotions, to elicit the most out of Bella. It became extremely personal, and I had to set it aside several times, especially after I finished it. This is actually why I write other genres.

Were any characters difficult for you to write? Were any easy?

While I’d like to think Bella was easy since I based some parts of her on myself, I think Heather has actually been the easiest. Her book is next and she’s already talking to me. Aurora was probably the most difficult. I say this because she still hasn’t fully opened up to me and there were things in her book that I don’t feel came through, but at the same time did.

How much control of the story did you have personally? How much was vastly impacted by your characters?

I feel like I should say, see above. I have no control over the story. It’s fully controlled by the characters. Their personalities, their actions, and what they decide they will or won’t do. They just like to make me think I’m in control by telling me what should happen. For the most part, they stick to that. Occasionally they throw me for a loop and put something in that I didn’t expect. I’d tell you about something in Burned, but then I’d give things away.

How long did it take you to write each book in the series?

Addicted took the least amount of time: 6 weeks. Then it went through several revisions to become what it is today. Burned took the longest for various reasons: nearly two years.

What can we expect in the future with this series?

I can already tell you that Twisted, the next book in the series, is going to be darker and rawer than the last four combined. It’ll showcase things that you may or may not have realized occurred in the first book and take a deep-dive into Heather’s past. Honestly, I think it’ll set the precedent for future books. Or at least the two that follow Twisted. Right now, I don’t know where the series will go beyond that. Though I can say, there are four high schools in Rescate County. They each have their own stories.

Tell me about Brigit Rosé. What books do you write under this name? Can we expect more books under this name in the future?

Romance. Lots of love and smut. Currently, I have two series under this name. Love’s Worth, which I have two more books planned to close the series out. At least currently, that could change in the future. And then I have my Fairytale Retelling Series, which I have several books planned for in that. There is another book that is planned as a standalone, but could change into a series.

I’d love to hear more about the The Guardhian Series. What are your plans for this series in the future?

This actually started as characters I created for online White Wolf. Everything that you read is all part of Niamh’s past. I have a total of ten books planned for this series, which will introduce readers to different parts of the world. And as there is three years between the first two books, I’ll be posting short stories exclusive to my Patreon that cover that timespan.

I know you’re working on a series with a few other authors called the Prisma Isle series. Can you tell me more about this series? What can we look for in the future with this series?

Prisma Isle follows the lives of various species. The isle was created as a safe space for species like fae, shape shifters, dragon shifters, sirens and more where no humans existed. We now have young, inexperienced characters trying to figure things out through all the mayhem they’re now facing as they find love and their place in the world.

I can tell you this is an ongoing series with multiple characters searching for their HEA. And lots of mayhem in the process. We have years of ideas already, so I’m not seeing an end at all in the near future. We’ve also got two spin-off series planned as well: The Atlis Chronicles and The Scarlet Sanctum Chronicles. We’re hoping to release the first book in each of these series next year.

How did you meet the authors that you’re working with? Can you tell me a little bit about each author?

All three of us were originally part of a larger group working together on a project. Livi and I had talked about writing a prequel to that series with our characters (Thalasia and Aurelia) being best friends. Some things happened in that group and before we got the prequel out, we decided to leave that project and start our own series. When it came down to things, it ended up being myself, Livi, and Nikki.

Livi has a love of all things dragon-related. As well as coming up with great character lines. We’ve turned ‘peacock’ into a running joke that we’ll never get tired of putting out there. She lives in Virginia, has a big heart, and is very much a selfless nurturer.

Nikki is a mother of three living in Indiana and I think she’s the glue that holds us together. She’s extremely creative, even more so than I am. She’s always ready with an ear whenever it’s needed. Oh, and she’s telepathic, but don’t tell anyone that. Okay, I’m kidding. Sort of. She and I have a rather interesting mind-meld thing going on when it comes to our characters. It’s something she shares with Livi too. Hmm, maybe she is telepathic.

The three of us have become good friends over the last two years. We whole-heartedly support one another in any way we can. I’m blessed to have both of them in my life.

About The Author:

Krys Fenner, also known as Brigit Rosé—like the wine, not the flower, has been infinitely passionate about writing and creating fantastical worlds since high school. Having already published over ten books, she avidly works on multiple series from social issues to paranormal romance. While she loves everything she writes, she’s genuinely excited about her new Fae Academy series, the next books in the Dark Road Series, and the two series she’ll be co-authoring as part of the next phase in her career. Krys received an Associate of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, and is currently working on a Master’s degree. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading, baking, hanging out with her family, or spending time with her three fur babies, Bones, Luna, and Lola. To learn more about Krys Fenner and her upcoming book releases, visit her official website:


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Past Purgatory Blog Tour

Past Purgatory (Bishop Security Series Book 4)
Debbie Baldwin 

350 Pages
Gatekeeper Press
April 29, 2022

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This is book 4 of 4 in the Bishop Security Series.

It is important to note that each book can be read as a standalone. They have overlapping characters and are set in the same world but can easily be read separately. A freelance reporter is murdered in Philadelphia.

A tech billionaire is poisoned in a Tampa restaurant.

Are these seemingly random killings connected?

Former CIA officer Finn McIntyre is out of options. After being captured and tortured on a SEAL mission, he was left with a scarred face and a mountain of rage. Years of working undercover in a drug cartel have only augmented his ruthlessness and isolation. His best friends at Bishop Security have all but given up on him, and the one woman—the only woman—he has ever loved has let him go. Finn has to get his head straight or end up dead.

With no one to turn to and nowhere to go, Finn takes off and finds himself in the strange town of Purgatory, West Virginia. The whistlestop is haunted and entrancing, and soon Finn finds himself with a home rehab project, an older neighbor in need of his help, a judgmental wolf, and a loitering little boy. Purgatory is a town full of secrets, and Finn is determined to unravel them while exorcising his own demons.

Charlotte Devlin—Twitch to those who know her—fell in love with Finn seven years ago. Before he was captured, before he became an angry, heartless man, before he discarded her like a regrettable one-night stand. If she hadn’t welcomed him into her bed that final time, maybe she could forget about him. Unfortunately, the baby growing inside of her makes that impossible.

To make matters worse, Twitch can’t stop the constant anxious feeling that she is being watched. When it becomes clear that someone is trying to harm her—and that the suspect is much more than an obsessed stalker—Twitch is forced to turn to the one man who can help her uncover what is really going on and keep her safe.

Finn and Charlotte finally realize their love was meant to be, but can they stop a madman threatening to take it all away?

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

I found out that this was a book four. I reached out to the author to find out if the books need to be read in order. I wasn’t confident that I would be able to finish all four books before this blog. I was assured that I could read them all as standalone. I decided to read them all anyways. With some reluctance. I won’t lie. I read all four books in less than a week. I agree that they don’t have to be read in order. I do fully recommend it anyway. It enhances each story in my opinion. I knew I would love these books just by the covers. I didn’t realize how much until I dove in. I’ve already recommended this series to somebody I think will enjoy them very much. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series! Kind of wish that I had narration skills so I could offer to narrate these beauties so they could enter the audiobook world!

Past Purgatory, Debbie Baldwin

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Book 2: Timeless Love.



Cover Designer: TRC designs

Cover Model: Niklas Hartwig @luciferhartwig

Release Date: November 18

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Duality: Book 1


“Time might heal all wounds, but the perfect love erases the scars.”

My bodyguard:

She’s beautiful

She’s older

She’s dangerous

She’s mysterious

She’s only allowed to protect my body, yet her handcuffs would look much better on her especially in my bed.

My client:

He’s gorgeous

He’s younger

He’s cocky

He’s sneaky

He’s only allowed to say ‘help me’, yet the language he speaks starts with F and ends with me.

Author Bio:

Born and raised in the coastal city of Durban, South Africa, she now lives in the City of Gold,

Johannesburg. Charlene’s days are an energetic mixture of a full-time job, a wife and mom to two beautiful teenagers and four dogs.

She holds a law degree and is a passionate events manager.

Charlene enjoys travelling, a Mediterranean cruise being her most recent venture. She hopes to retire to a beautiful seaside cottage where she can spend lazy days on the beach drinking cocktails and focus all her energy on writing.

She is of the firm opinion that one should not give up on a dream but rather make every attempt to get there no matter how long it takes.

Her love for writing stemmed from an avid interest in English at School, more so Literature and enjoyed writing short stories. She attempted her first full length novel fifteen years ago and although she loved the finish product decided she’d write mainly as a hobby and only recently sought publishing.

Believing writing is the wings to holistic escapism, she makes the time in her busy schedule giving life to her dreams of bringing together passion filled heroes and heroines in a happily ever after.

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Dancing With The Devil Release Blitz

 ★✩★ NEW RELEASE ★✩★

Dancing With the Devil

#1 in the DWTD Series

By Gayatri R.

Genre | Tropes: Dark New Adult Romance | Mafia Romance | Fairy-tale retelling |Forced proximity | Villain falls first 


Cover Designer: Aurelia Productions @aurelia. productions

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They didn’t call me “The Raven” for no reason.

I’m known for being ruthless, lethal, and dangerously magnetic. I’m a shadow, the monster pirouetting in the dark. I’m feared yet loved by all, and the entire city surrenders to my name as I rule them with an iron fist.

People always look both ways before crossing me.

Until Bianca Romano turned my life into a storm with just a single glance.

She became mine to keep.

My obsession.

My beautiful temptation.

I broke my rules for her, but that doesn’t mean she can control me.

She’s staying, and she wants to play my game.

But I’ll show her exactly who’s in control.


They call him “The Raven.”

Legend has it that if you look at him, there’s no going back. But I bent my rules for him, and now I’m his, with no way out.

Corvo De La Rossi isn’t the monster he claims to be.

Because I know underneath that brutal exterior lies a lot of pain.

If he’s the monster, the beast in this fairytale, then I’m the beauty who will put back the broken, lost pieces of him-the one who will tame him.

Author Bio:

A twenty-something author who takes great pride in writing kissing-books that contain a lot of sin with a dash of fairytale magic! My female Mc’s bring their alpha men on their knees.When Gayatri isn’t writing you can find her in a bookstore thinking on how to ransack the entire shelf.

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Interview With Ceril N Domace


Most people think the fae are gone. Most people are wrong.

Owen Williams wakes after a horrific car accident to find his wife is dead—and somehow turned into a gryphon—and his kids gone after a home invasion turned horribly wrong. Shattered and reeling, he vows to do whatever it takes to find them.

When a fae scout appears and promises to reunite him with his kids, he doesn’t hesitate before joining her. But she warns him that if he wants to protect his family, he must follow the fae to their city, the hidden haven of Tearmann.

With enemies on the horizon, Owen needs to set aside his fears and take up arms to defend their new home alongside the people he’s always been taught were monsters—or he’ll lose everyone he’s trying to protect.


What inspired you to write the Fae Queen’s Court?

The Fae Queen’s Court was mainly inspired by old Scottish legends about people and fairies having children and a few too many late-night Wikipedia binges about de-extinction. In a sleep-deprived haze, I wondered if it would be possible to bring back the fae in the same way scientists are bringing back wooly mammoths or passenger pigeons.

The idea took hold of me and refused to let go, leading to the creations of twelve unique species, each with corrupted versions alongside the standard ones, and a culture that only had fifty years to find its feet. Honestly, some might say I went too far with the worldbuilding, but I had a great time getting there.

How long did it take you to write each book?

I wrote Haven in six months during college and edited it over five years. It was my first completed writing attempt ever and it suffered from my lack of experience, which is why it took so long to get into a publishable state. I love what came out of it though, even if it was a struggle to get there.

Avalon took longer, nearly two years, because I was editing Haven at the time. About midway through Avalon, I decided I should approach writing in a more dedicated way, so I began reading craft books and actually outlining where the story should go so I would have less to do when the time came to edit. It paid off, because it only took s year and a half to edit it.

Hiraeth, the third book in the series, only took me five months to draft. I’d improved a lot as a writer when I was working on it and my rough drafts are a lot neater now. I’m still editing this one but I’m very pleased with how it’s going so far.

What made you decide to write the books in Owen’s point of view? Was writing it from that point of view hard or easy for you?

When I started writing Haven, I decided I wanted to write an everyman style character. Someone that most people could see themselves in, but not a chosen one. Additionally, since I wanted them to have a lot of kids and I wanted to lean away from the fantasy cliché about female characters adopting/taking care of/only wanting children, my MC should be male. That would differentiate him from other male leads in the genre and the kids would give him a motivation beyond revenge, wanderlust, or prophecy.

So, I landed on making my MC a father with a lot of kids and someone who is more of an outsider to the world he finds himself in than his children.

Owen’s POV wasn’t hard to dive into because his motivations were quite clear cut. He wants to protect his kids. Everything he does is focused around that. Even in Avalon, when he’s in the Corps and actively running from his grief, he justifies it by saying he’s doing it because he doesn’t want another family to suffer like his family did.

Which characters were easier for you to write?

Owen and Beira were very easy to write, mostly because by nature of what they are they’re very similar. They’re protective people who are willing to do what it takes to keep those they love safe.

Also Dorothy, because she’s cute and small and four.

Which characters were harder for you to write?

Honestly, I really struggled with Tiffany. The initial response to her in Avalon from my alpha readers was so negative I ended up completely revamping her arc a week before I sent Avalon to my beta readers. She was originally very angry and lashed out at Owen for joining the corps in a more aggressive way, but no one liked that so I had to tone it down.

Ashley’s quiet and constant grief was a hard thing to balance because I didn’t want it to overwhelm the other characters but it also needed to be obvious because her role is fairly small in both books.

Were there any parts of either book that were harder for you to write than other parts?

I struggled with the early scenes a lot. I joke in my writing discords that I always end up starting my books way too early. It was most obvious with Haven(which used to start even slower and 10k longer, believe it or not), but I dealt with it in Avalon too.

I probably cut 15k just from the first five chapters of Avalon. Originally, there was supposed to be a lot longer sequence with Ashwind’s soldiers and we actually got to see the mission that Owen is returning from at the start of the book, but it took attention away from the main story and I had to leave it out.

Which character did you resonate with the most? You can name more than one if you want.

That’s hard to say. In many ways, I put a bit of myself in all my characters.

That being said, Beira is probably the one I understand most. She’s in between a rock and a hard place. The fae rely completely on her and the various oaths she’s sworn have left her with fewer options than she would like. She’s carries herself with a lot of internalized tension and the very real knowledge that messing up will have catastrophic effects on everyone she knows and loves.

What can we expect for the rest of the series? Especially book three.

Hiraeth is in the beta phase now! It picks up a few months after the events of Avalon and sees Owen struggling to master his new abilities as he learns more about Merlin and the creation of the fae. I’m planning on publish it sometime in the spring of 2023 and hope to release an omnibus with art of each fae generation sometime afterward.

Long term, I’m planning on writing a prequel about the first fae war and sequel duology set a few centuries after the events of the third book. The sequel series would follow Owen’s halfling great-great-great granddaughter after Beira disappears from the public eye.

What advice do you have for authors and writers out there who may feel discouraged?

Perfect is the enemy of done! The first six chapters of Haven actually ended up being the roughest because I kept fiddling with them to “improve” them instead of writing new stuff. It’s a lot easier to fix things when you know where they’re meant to lead instead of making your best guess.

Also, I highly recommend finding a core group of people to write with. You may not actually talk about your project much but having someone you can throw a rant to about how your characters aren’t behaving is so refreshing. The rubber duck process is fantastically helpful even when the rubber duck doesn’t quite understand what’s going on.

Can you tell us about your other works or works in progress?

Outside of my work on the greater FQC universe, I’m working on a gaslamp fantasy about a group of pirates hired by a dragon to retrieve some property that was stolen by a Dutch merchant prince. It’s tentatively called Fortitude’s Prize and I’m hoping to release it sometime in 2024. I’m also world-building for a hopepunk epic fantasy project I’m calling the Fallen Knight. I’ve got a busy writing schedule ahead of me!

About The Author:

Ceril N Domace is an accountant, the owner of a cat with more zooms than brain cells, and a dedicated dungeon master.

As a lover of fiction works great and small, Ceril has been reading age-inappropriate stories since her father failed to pull The Silmarillion from her grubby little fingers at age five. As a grown-up accountant, her spreadsheet compiling gives her plenty of time to make plans for a fantastic world that isn’t plagued by balance sheets . . . and also has dragons.

On the rare occasions she manages to free herself from an ever-growing and complex web of TTRPG, Ceril enjoys taking walks and griping that all her hobbies are work in disguise.


Nikkie’s Birthday Reading Challenge TBR

1. Read a Book With a Friend: Hair of the Dog by MK Mancos Kathleen Scott – Author and Cara/September/Echo North– Reading with Roxy Sterling and Leslie Suzanne Dobson

2. Read a Book Recommended to You: Between The Moons By PL Porter– Recommended by Roxy Sterling

3. Blindfold Yourself And Pick A Book From Your TBR: The Keeper of the Night by Kylie Lee Baker

4. Read a Graphic Novel: Heartstopper (Probably all 4 books) by Alice Oseman

5. Read a Book With A Purple Cover: Dracos Anthology

6. Read a Book Gifted to You: Fortune And Glory by Janet Evanovich– Gifted by Roxy Sterling

7. Read A Book With Your Pet: Buried Beneath by Debbie Baldwin Books (Technically I can use almost any book I read for this)

8. Read A Book With A Cake On The Cover: Cupcakes and Catastrophe by Sue Hollowell (Cupcakes count!!!!)

9. Read an Anthology Story (Or the whole thing!): Mythical Creatures Anthology

10. Read a Book From Your Favorite Genre: Murder and Grits by Karen McSpade, Author

Book Review: Illicit Intent by Debbie Baldwin

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Title: Illicit Intent

Author: Debbie Baldwin

Release Date: January 1st, 2021

Page Count: 366

Start Date: August 1st, 2022

Finish Date: August 1st, 2022


Story: This is book two in the Bishop Security series. It’s a standalone series, but I read all four books in order. In a short amount of time. They were so good that I practically read each book in one sitting. This book follows Calliope and Tox. While this book does have some spice in it, the book isn’t centered around the spice. I loved every moment of it. It’s intense. It’s action-packed. It’s witty. Quite a few things I love in a good book.

Characters: I really loved Calliope, but in a lot of ways, I felt like I connected more with Tox. I was rooting for them getting together through the whole book.

Critiques: None.

Final Thoughts: Out of the four, this one was probably my favorite. It is a tough call. All four books were wonderful. I kind of want to be in this world. Especially around this crew. I know that danger would never come my way if I was. I really can’t wait to continue this series. Fully loved it! I can’t wait to find somebody who has also read these so that we can talk about them together.

Book Review: Royal Captive by Heather Frost

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Title: Royal Captive

Author: Heather Frost

Release Date: March 18th, 2022

Page Count: 680

Start Date: July 14th, 2022

Finish Date: August 1st, 2022


Story: Clare has been taken! Somebody has paid handsomely to kidnap the Princess and make sure she never makes it on her journey to meet her betrothed. If they find out they have the decoy instead, everything could turn dark quickly. I’ve been really on the edge of my seat for all three of these books. There is not a single character in this series that doesn’t go through many trials through all of this. The author is also very talented at ending books with cliff hangers. I’m going to leave it at that and give advice that a reader should obtain all books before starting the series. That’s just me though.

Characters: I was beside myself with the fact that Clara and Vera were taken. I didn’t find out about Vera being taken too until I started this book. Clara did everything in her power to try to get them to free Vera. I can’t really talk more about these two without giving too much away. So I’ll move on to Serene. I feel like I actually got to know her a bit more in this book. I’m so glad. She was one of the characters I didn’t feel we got to see enough. I get why though. There are too many characters to put all here, but I do want to know more about quite a bit of them. I’m so attached to this world!

Critiques: None that aren’t personal and petty.

Final Thoughts: I have really enjoyed this series. I want to make it very clear that this is the third book in a series. They really should all be read in order. I also want to state that this book ends on a cliffhanger and that the fourth book has not been released yet. I will be jumping on that book the moment it goes live. This is a beautiful series. I couldn’t help but to fall for many of the characters and the world as well. I fully recommend them!

Book Review: False Front by Debbie Baldwin

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Title: False Front

Author: Debbie Baldwin

Release Date: April 24th, 2020

Page Count: 338

Start Date: July 30th, 2022

Finish Date: July 31st, 2022


Story: Emma finds herself getting to interview somebody she once new very well in a previous life. She’s not who she once was, but she never stopped caring about him. I enjoyed this book far more than I thought I would. And I thought that I would enjoy it very much. I went into the story blindly. I do that frequently with books. I did love the cover. It’s a gorgeous cover. I would have never known about this book had I not signed up to do a blog tour for the fourth book. I’m so glad I did though. This may very well added to my list of favorite series eventually. I may even choose to reread them eventually.

Characters: Emma was a pretty relatable character. I mean there were parts of her that I will never fully understand. A father who loves and wants to protect her. A wealthy life. I could go on. I think I made my point though. Nathan was an enigma. I really shouldn’t have liked him. I did though. I could just tell that the actions he made were for show. He put up a wall to anybody he didn’t really know. He’s one of my favorite male characters.

Critiques: None that I can think of.

Final Thoughts: This book pulled me in from the very beginning. There were parts of it that I didn’t fully get right away. That’s mainly because I went into it blindly like I do most books. I’m writing this review after having read all this series. So I can say that they can all be read alone, but I fully recommend reading them all as a series!

My Birth Month!

So, tomorrow starts the month of August. I’m convinced I slept through June and July, but I digress. August is my birth month! My birthday is August 15th! I’m trying to get better on being excited for my birthday. Enjoy the moment if you will. So here we are!

I thought of trying something fun. I don’t know how this is going to pan out. I’m excited for it though. I’m going to make a list of ten reading challenges. They can be completed anytime in the month of August. Anybody is welcome to participate. Please include #BirthdayBookChallenge2022 on your posts so that I have a chance to see them all!


  1. Read a book with a friend.
  2. Read a book recommended to you.
  3. Blindfold yourself and pick a book from your TBR.
  4. Read a graphic novel.
  5. Read a book with a purple cover.
  6. Read a book gifted to you.
  7. Read a book with your pet.
  8. Read a book with cake on the cover.
  9. Read an anthology story. (Or the whole thing!)
  10. Read a book from your favorite genre.

This is just completely for fun. Sadly I don’t have the funding to offer a giveaway or anything. I really would love if you joined in anyway. Challenges and readathons are two of my favorite things! It will be like you’re celebrating with me! Don’t forget #BirthdayBookChallenge2022