Harry Potter Studio Tour!

Hello everyone!  If you haven't been following me on social media, you may not know that my ultimate childhood dreams were achieved (short of actually getting my Hogwarts letter) -- I got to go to the Harry Potter studios in London!   For those who do not know, the Warner Brothers studios in Watford were the location for many of the scenes from the Harry Potter films.  This is where they shot the majority of the films, where the actors essentially lived, and where the amazing crews brought the magic of Harry Potter to life.  They've preserved many of the sets and reproduced a few others and opened the studio to the public!  You can stroll down Diagon Alley, throw open the doors of the Great Hall, peek into Dumbledore's office, and more.  I had heard such amazing things about the studio tour and was so excited when Author Sister gave Scottish Fiance and I tickets for Christmas!

Blog Tour: The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale [extract]

Welcome to my stop on The Toymakers blog tour!  I'm so pleased to be doing something a little different with this post.  Below, you'll be able to read the opening pages of this marvellous and magical new book.  With just the right hint of childlike wonder and magic, Robert Dinsdale's writing is guaranteed to ensnare the senses.

ARC Review: Flame in the Mist

I read The Wrath and the Dawn for the first time in anticipation of Flame in the Mist's release, but I really wish I hadn't -- I couldn't help but compare the two.  I did enjoy this book -- it has a well-constructed world filled with interesting men and women and a hint of magic.  But where The Wrath and the Dawn drew me in instantly, Flame in the Mist was a little more slow to start.