Poetry Review

April 2022 Ephemeral Elegies Roundup

We had 4 more great poems published over at Ephemeral Elegies in April, so I wanted to share them here:

It’s always a joy to meet new poets and reconnect with ones we’ve previously published!

I hope you enjoy experiencing these poems!

-Tiffany

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Poetry Roundup!

February and March were great months over at Ephemeral Elegies! We were able to publish so many great poets from around the world, and I wanted to share the links here:

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If you’re a poet looking for a home for your work, we’re always accepting submissions!

Thanks for reading!

-Tiffany

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Greetings from Krampus – Now Available!

Since it’s unseasonably cold out right now, it seems appropriate to share the news that my short story “Greetings from Krampus” is now available to read at The Chamber Magazine! If you choose to give it a read, I hope you enjoy it!

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Stay tuned for more updates! Later this month, my short story “I Drown Each Time” will debut on Fiction on the Web, and then later this year my short story “A World Without Magic” will be up on CafeLit.

Thanks for reading!

-Tiffany

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Publishing Update: 2 New Stories in April!

I have some exciting news! Two more of my stories have been accepted by publishers and will be available in April!

On April 1st, my short story, “Greetings from Krampus” will be published in the The Chamber Magazine. Yes, it’s technically Christmas-themed horror which I think makes it perfect for an April Fool’s Day launch! Then on April 18th, my magical realism short story, “I Drown Each Time” will debut on Fiction on the Web.

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I’ll post links to the stories once they’re available online, but I was excited and wanted to share!

Thanks for reading,

Tiffany

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The Necklace – New Published Poem

A new poem of mine is officially available! “The Necklace” was just published by The Curator Magazine, so I wanted to share it!

Thanks for reading!

-Tiffany

P.S. I have additional exciting news – more of my poetry has been accepted into the SOS Art Cincinnati For a Better World 2022 Anthology. I’ll release more details in the spring closer to the anthology’s publication date.

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January 2022 Ephemeral Elegies Roundup

January was a great month for Ephemeral Elegies! We published 5 poems by some amazing poets:

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Thanks to these poets for their submissions and thank you, readers, for your support of our emerging poetry community!

-Tiffany

Book Review

Top Thrillers and Suspense!

I have been reading a lot of stand-alone thrillers and suspense books lately, and I am excited to share some of the best ones with you! While these certainly have mystery elements to them, the main focus of these books is the tension created by the plots, and these are sure to grip you from start to finish!

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First up is The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth. I really loved this one! It’s an intricately plotted domestic thriller about two sisters named Rose and Fern. Both sisters are narrators of this book, and it was fun to figure out which, if either, was the more reliable narrator. As the present plot unfolded, the book also sheds light on the past. And as present-drama and past-secrets collide, I was on the edge of my seat. I am a big fan of Hepworth and can’t wait to read more of her books.

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Next is The Last Flight by Julie Clark. If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be “stressful” (but in a good way!) This was an incredibly gripping book! Again, there are two viewpoints we follow in this book – Claire and Eva. Both women, who only meet briefly, are desperate to escape their circumstances. But when they attempt to swap lives, both of their dark secrets continue to cause problems. There were lots of fun twists and turns in this one!

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Finally, there’s For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing. This book features a true anti-hero: Teddy Crutcher, a teacher at a prestigious school who enacts his own form of justice as he tries to teach those around him a lesson by very dubious means. The characters in this book were absolutely fascinating, and while the plot was more straightforward than mysterious, I really enjoyed the tension and slow build. I would definitely recommend this one to people who like character-driven suspense.

Have you read any of these or do you have a thriller you want to share? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-Tiffany

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Review: Country Store Mysteries by Maddie Day

Winter always makes me want lots of cozy mysteries on my Kindle! There’s something so wonderful about the fun small towns and amateur sleuths. Recently, I’ve been binge reading the Country Store Mysteries by Maddie Day and I highly recommend them!

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The first book in the series is Flipped for Murder. It stars Robbie Jordan who recently moved back to a small town in Indiana to open her own restaurant/country store Pans ‘N Pancakes. Robbie is a great protagonist with an interesting backstory and a lot of great personality. Day does a wonderful job at creating this character as well as many memorable side characters. With each book, I look forward to diving back in to this little town and spending more time with these characters. The mystery plots are pretty standard for the cozy genre, and I appreciate that they move quickly and remain engaging throughout the series. Overall, I highly recommend this one – just prepare yourself to be hungry after reading Day’s descriptions of all the food that Robbie cooks in her restaurant!

Have you read this series or are you loving a different cozy series this weekend? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading,

Tiffany