A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Thursday, March 8, 2012

AAD NOLA Author Spotlight: Kris Cook

Hey Tori,

What a privilege to get to spend some time with you at Book Faery!

This is my second Author’s After Dark Con, and I am so excited that this year’s is being held in the amazing city of New Orleans. You may find it hard to believe, since I live in Texas, but I’ve never been to NOLA before. I get to hang out with a bunch of awesome authors and incredible readers in the French Quarter. What fun! Melissa Schroeder and I are once again sponsoring a Happy Hour. Besides the drinks (I’ll be having the traditional hurricane of course) we have some goodies for everyone who comes by. Don’t forget to get your tickets to the event. It’s going to be fun.

Do any of your Faery Followers have suggestions for me to see in NOLA? I would love to hear. I know I want to visit Marie Laveau’s grave, eat some awesome creole food, taste beignets, chow down on a muffuletta, listen to some jazz, and more. Mostly though, I want to get to meet readers, whether they read me or not. You see, I was a reader long before I became a writer, and even longer before I became a full-time writer. Actually, I still am a reader, though it is getting harder and harder to find time to read with deadlines and such always looming. Who do I love to read? Lucky for me some are coming to AAD – Joey Hill, Melissa Schroeder, Shayla Black, Sophie Oak, Eliza Gayle, Cat Johnson, and so many more. Here’s the link of the authors at AAD: http://www.authorsafterdark.org/pages/authors.html

I look forward to meeting you, Tori, and all your Faery Followers who are at AAD.

Okay, what to share with you? Mmm. I have a shifter book coming out March 26th, but it is still getting tweaked. So I guess I’ll give you a sample from my erotic contemporary romance, Mia’s Spanking Diary (18+ only):

There were only fifteen people in attendance. Dr. Vickers passed around a sign-in sheet for the undergrads. Apparently, she was giving them some extra credit for attending. When my nemesis saw me enter, she pointed to the chair in the center of the front row, indicating that was where she expected me to sit. And though it pissed me off, I still complied. I don’t know what it is about me that I respond so easily to authority, even when I despise the person. A firm voice and a dismissive wave of a hand and I find myself unable to resist.

The rest of the attendees sat behind me from the third row to the last row. I sat alone with my hands in my lap like a little schoolgirl. Awkward. Sums up my life. 

Then he walked in.

The speaker instantly had my heart pounding in my chest and my breath hitching in my lungs. He overflowed with confidence and power with each step, like a gladiator coming on the field to defeat anyone foolish enough to challenge him. In his early thirties, the man’s coal black hair was cut razor short, and his face, though not Hollywood handsome, had a ruggedness that made me squirm in the metal chair. His jaw was square, and he sported a five o’clock shadow. His eyes were so piercing blue I found myself unable to look away. In fact, every woman in the place was near drooling over his six-foot-five muscled frame. The speaker’s arrival instantly silenced the chatter among the other males in the room. Their combined testosterone would barely fill a thimble compared to his.

See you at AADNOLA,


Buy links for Mia’s Spanking Diary by Kris:


  1. Thanks for the guestpost Kris! I do wish you all a lot of fun in NOLA. One of the many places in the US I hope to visit one day.

  2. I wish I could go to Nola too :(

  3. It is going to be a blast. I wish everyone could be there.