Review: Love Around the Corner by Sally Malcolm

Disclaimer: I received an electronic version of this novella from the author in exchange for an honest review. I have a soft spot for contemporary romance stories that have evolved with the times. So many relationships begin with the partners meeting online these days (my own included) that more traditional “meet-cutes” almost start to feelContinue reading “Review: Love Around the Corner by Sally Malcolm”

Build Report: LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018

I had so much fun with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar in 2017 that I had to do it again! Below is a quick summary of all the cool things I added to my collection. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018 (75213) — 307 pieces   First, the holiday-themed elements! Christmas Moisture Vaporator, A NewContinue reading “Build Report: LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018”

Review: “Christmas Past” (Chronicles of St. Mary’s short story) by Jodi Taylor

Though this review won’t get posted until after the holiday itself, this story was easily one of my favorite Christmas presents this year. Taylor blows me away with her ability to weave humor and heartbreak into the same passages. Though this story didn’t have quite as much of the usual St. Mary’s shenanigans, it wasContinue reading “Review: “Christmas Past” (Chronicles of St. Mary’s short story) by Jodi Taylor”

Build Report: Parisian Restaurant

Over the holidays this year, I added to my growing LEGO metropolis (currently reigning supreme atop a bookshelf in my guest room) by constructing the Parisian Restaurant Creator set. I started on the afternoon of Christmas Eve and spent a few hours each day (after my writing was done!) until it was complete on theContinue reading “Build Report: Parisian Restaurant”

Build Report: 2017 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

I honestly can’t remember the last time I had an advent calendar as a kid. I have vague memories of the ones with cheap chocolate in middle school, which is when my littlest sister was a toddler. Now that I’m an adult, for various definitions of the word, it was time to start the traditionContinue reading “Build Report: 2017 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar”

Annual Holiday Update

Below is the holiday letter my husband and I sent in our cards this year. Thank you to all of you for also being amazing supporters. I couldn’t have gotten through this year without you. Dear Family & Friends, This has been a much-needed quiet year for the Gribble household. Of course, quiet for usContinue reading “Annual Holiday Update”

Author Interview with Jennifer Loring

Late last year I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing a novella for a holiday anthology, “No One on Earth” (part of Starstruck Holidays). Today, I’m happy to revisit this sexy speculative fiction story through an interview with author Jennifer Loring. ABOUT THE BOOK Jon, a psychic since childhood, has never felt at home inContinue reading “Author Interview with Jennifer Loring”

Review: “No One On Earth” by Jennifer Loring

Disclaimer: This review is of a novella that is part of the Starstruck Holidays anthology; due to time constraints, I am only able to review one installment of the anthology at this time. The author and I attended the same graduate program and have assisted each other with promotional work in the past. She provided meContinue reading “Review: “No One On Earth” by Jennifer Loring”