Audiophiles! Check out LIGHT SINGER by Audrey Grey!!

This past December, I had the pleasure of proofing the LIGHT SINGER audiobook for my client Audrey Grey and I fell in love with her Kingdom of Runes world. I hadn’t read it until then and I’m officially a fan. If you’re not familiar with Audrey’s work, she writes fantasy in a completely original world (whereas my series is a fictionalized version of this world). Her characters are diverse, the magic is in your face, and by Light Singer, the love story is steamy. They’re not short books so if you’re looking to get consumed by an exciting and unique fantasy world, dive in now! Then, you can join me and the rest of her fans desperately waiting for the next book.

I don’t always love the audiobooks I proof so please know that I’m sharing this as someone who genuinely enjoyed the story. Also, you may be familiar with the narrator, Vanessa Moyen. She’s the voice behind another series I love, the Force of Nature series by Amber Lynn Natusch. She’s a wonderful voice actor and she’s great with fantasy. This series was no exception.

I’ve included more info about the book and series below. Have you read or listened to the series? If so, share your thoughts in the comments. I feel like I’m a touch late to the game finding Audrey. Are there any Stolas fangirls here on the blog???

Haven escaped the clutches of the new Sun Sovereign
and found solace in Shadoria, but for how long?

Now that the extent of her powers is known, Solis, Noctis, and mortals all hunt her. Meanwhile, chaos reigns across the land. The immortal realm is ruled by a depraved King who will stop at nothing to reclaim Haven as a weapon, while the mortal lands must choose between serving a tyrant or following Prince Bell, the Kinslayer.

And below, in the Netherworld, a great evil awaits, amassing an army of untold powers.

Hunted, plagued by doubt, and torn between duty and love, Haven must find a way to broker peace between the nations before it’s too late.

Welcome to the Kingdom of Runes where immortals and humans clash, light and dark magic reign, and mythical creatures lurk in the shadows. If you like fierce heroines, enemies-to-lovers romance, wild plot twists, and endearing characters that stay with you long after you reach the end, you need to discover the book readers are calling dark fantasy at its best. Just make sure to clear out some space on your calendar first!

Check Out the Kingdom of Runes Series!

Amazon  |  Audible  |  Goodreads  |  BookBub




Guys, I couldn’t put it down!!! #bookreview #RoyalSavage by @VictoriaAauthor

I picked this up a few weeks ago. It must have been on sale or something because contemporary romance purchases do not happen very often on my Kindle account. I remember seeing the cover on Facebook, and once I was done wiping the steady stream of drool from my chin, I one-clicked that shit.

Yesterday, I worked straight through to 7pm with no breaks, so at the end of the day, writing was the last thing on my mind. I hit up my Kindle library in search of something to read and found the cover again.

Like, seriously?!? Can someone point me in the general direction of where they are growing boys that look like him??? I’m there. I’m so there.

LOOK AT THAT COVER!  (*licks computer screen……….again*)

Anyway, I cracked ROYAL SAVAGE, read the first chapter, and I was sold. The first chapter drops you in the middle of a horrific scene, with little-to-no detail about what’s happening. You just know it is *not* good. As hooks go, that first chapter is a damn good one!  I started reading at about 9pm and didn’t put it down until I read THE END at about 3am.  This post is my review of the book.  🙂

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I CAN’T CLOSE MY EYES… I refuse to. Every time I do, all I see is blood, death, and pain. I can feel it – almost taste it, bringing me back to that night.

It doesn’t matter that I’m still breathing; I no longer need it, I no longer want it. I despise it along with everything else around me.
The only thing I long for is to fucking fade away. I’ve given up. Until her at least…


She comes into my world, knocking me on my ass.

It turns me on to have her around me. Makes me want to wrap my hand around her tight little throat and fuck her until she feels my pain, feels the monster in me, but also makes me want to protect her from the very thing that she should be afraid of… me.

Once she sees the damage that I’m capable of; she’ll look at me like everyone else around me does: with fear.


HIS EYES… THE DARKNESS IN them draws me to him, making me want to taste him, feel him… and save him. I shouldn’t have gotten on the back of his motorcycle that day. I know that now. Colton warned me. I was told it was dangerous. I was told that nothing would be the same. He was right.

ROYAL is dangerous, dark, and seductive; the very thing that keeps me hanging on, willing to give my last breath just to touch him… breathe him in.

He’s savage, inked, and highly captivating. So different from his brother…

He’s hazardous to my health, mind, and body, yet the only thing that I crave. I want to free him. I want to change his mind, but I’m afraid that he’s already too faded…



Reg. Kindle Price $2.99


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It’s a Big Bloggy Update

I’ve been a bad blogger and haven’t posted nearly enough, but I promise this is the turning point.  lol  I have written a blog post to end all blog posts, or, more accurately, to jump-start my blog again.  What you’re going to find in here is an update on the life of me in the last two months and what’s coming next.

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In This Post

  • Working Full Time Update
  • Dance With the Devil Progress & My Writing/Beta Team
  • #AmWriting Project
  • What I’ve Been Watching
  • What I’ve Been Reading

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#2016, Tomorrow’s Trip to Las Vegas for @RockNReadVegas, @BreakingBad_AMC, and the #GoodJuju Jar.

Good afternoon, you sexy bibliophiles!  Just throwing out some quick updates before I disappear for the next few days.  Of course, you’ll be able to find me all over my social media as well, so dont miss the convention updates on my Instagram and Periscope (both @puretextuality), and I’m hoping to get a mid-trip blog post in as well, but I dont know if I’m going to have time.  🙂


In This Post

  • LAS VEGAS!  I’M COMING FOR YOU!  Rock & Read Author Event
  • COMING SOON:  January 21st Announcement
  • 2016 & The Good Juju Jar
  • What I’m Watching: Breaking Bad – SPOILERS!!!



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#AAD, #AmericanHorrorStory, and Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller , @AHSFX)

Oh, I have a LOT to talk to you guys about today!  Almost all of it is film related, but I do have some writing related news mixed in here.

And speaking of, I have a ridiculously shitty announcement….

It is with great sadness that I announce I will not be signing at Authors After Dark in Atlanta this year as planned.  I have spoken with the convention director and I’m more than a little heartbroken over having to cancel.  I miss my author friends and I was DYING to get to hang out with readers at the Bump In The Night Ball (my secret costume will just have to wait until next year).

For those who were planning to come see me in Atlanta, I will be doing a one-day only sign up on my site for mail order autographed copies of my books.  I don’t normally offer them online as they are reserved for in-person appearances such as conventions and signings, but I feel awful about having to cancel out of AAD.  I will post that separately in a few days.

Although I won’t be attending AAD this year, please do not cancel your travel plans on my behalf.  There is still going to be a whole arsenal of awesome authors, both bestselling and debut, lots of fun events, and TONS of prizes.  If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, you should totally go and tell them J.M. Gregoire sent you!

Be sure to look at the authors on Facebook right now for this special badge because they’ll be at AAD!


AAD Attendee Tickets Available Here

One more note!  For my writer friends out there, if you have been wanting to get your hands on Literature and Latte’s Scrivener, but didn’t have the extra cash to lay out the $45, App Sumo is currently offering a deal on the program.  The first 10,000 Sumo-lings to buy it through App Sumo get it for just $20!  Here is the link for those interested.  I don’t make any money off of this or anything.  I just wanted to share.  *smooch*


Okay, my loves.  Time to get to the film review portion of our morning.  *wink wink*

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In This Post:

Asylum Cover Coven Cover MV5BMTU4OTQ3MDUyMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTA2MjU0MjE@._V1__SX1102_SY663_ Awkward Moment The Spectacular Now Two Night Stand Divergent

Need For Speed Elysium


(*only mild spoilers, but spoilers nonetheless*)


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Jena’s review of You’re Making Me Hate You by @CoreyTaylorRock!


Good morning, party people!  Sharing another review of mine from Pure Textuality!

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In the tradition of the late great George Carlin, New York Times bestselling author and lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour Corey Taylor sounds off in hilarious fashion about the many vagaries of modern life that piss him off.

Whether it’s people’s rude behavior in restaurants and malls, the many indignities of air travel, eye-searingly terrible fashion choices, dangerously clueless drivers, and—most of all—the sorry state of much modern music, Taylor’s humor and insight cover civil society’s seeming decline—sparing no one along the way, least of all himself.

Holding nothing back and delivered in Taylor’s inimitable voice, You’re Making Me Hate You is a cathartic critique of the strange world in which we find ourselves.

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