My New Year Reads

As I walked outside from my hotel room on Jan 1, I felt a release.

The night before, I wrote, planned and visualized how I want my year to go. I also removed hurt that I had within me spiritually and mentally. I was so ready to begin, and the cool winter breeze that I inhaled, filled me with a new life, with every step I took.

One of my goals for the new year is to be more productive and find inspiration all around me, that will fuel me to work on my daily tasks. As a writer, my heart instantly lead me to Barnes and Nobles to take advantage of their 40% off sale on all books (Members Only), and I went crazy.



Letters, To Women Like Me is a compilation of essays and poems written by best-selling contemporary poet, Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol. The essays derive from her personal quest of self-discovery with the overall purpose of learning herself as a woman in a modern world in which old traditions are being replaced by new ideologies. Inspired by conversations she’s had with the women in her life, she poses one to ask eternal questions in regards to love, career, sex and life; all while sharing her realizations and candid answers. It is a heartfelt journey filled with potential love stories, her discovery of self-love and confidence, laced with hope and a powerful understanding that a fulfilling life starts from within.



Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather’s Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house’s dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide.




“Across the globe, women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries”–


Holding these books while standing in line, smelling the scent of pages along with dark coffee and brownies from the bookstore cafe, made my heart smile. 2018 is mine..and I couldn’t be happier.


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