Behind Creating Serenity

Curious-er and curious-er?Ā 

Sometimes I feel like Alice in Wonderland, but apparently this is that thing called life. I do have an innate curiosity. I love to learn and I have shared that with my daughter (you’ll see her every once in a while, but it’s pretty rare since she has a real job!). We both want to stretch our minds and really learn about the world around us. There is SO MUCH to be excited about! I’m quite eclectic so keeping this blog to a theme has been a bit of a challenge. So, I’m trying to keep my geekdom to a few things.

What we love?

A little of EVERYTHING, but to make it short…

  • BOOKS – horror, paranormal, romance, and more!
  • Learning
  • Poetry
  • Being Geeks (Watching movies, television shows, learning)
  • Family (mutts, the more the merrier)

Mostly though, you’ll see my reviews, neanderthal reviews (that’s the hubby) and when I can get my daughter on here, some of her poetry!

Why do I blog?

At first it was to get my thoughts out there. And then authors and publishers got more interested in the reviews and I got more and more excited about reading! If that’s even possible.

How could I not? Right!!?

So, mostly I blog because I love to help. Especially the up and coming authors, so you’ll see quite a few from DEBUT and INDIE authors. And then sometimes you’ll see some mainstream stuff, but I love to help the little guys and gals out there!

Goals for Creating Serenity!

To not only bring my thoughts across but to help as much as I can with the fabulous books, recipes, and painting ideas I come up with or find, but mostly to be as supportive as I can be because


and I want to make finding and creating your serenity easier!!




23 Responses to “Behind Creating Serenity”

  1. Tien

    I love your set up! And I see that we read pretty much all over the place (ie. everything) ha ha ha…

  2. Laxmi

    My parents thought that it would be great to punish me by making me write out of the dictionary when I was in third grade… wow! Am struck again about how small incidents in childhood blossom into obsessions held over a life-time! May the ‘eclectic’ force be forever with you šŸ™‚

    • novareylin

      Ha! Thanks! I actually hated being so eclectic until recently. I’ve seen that it can be a force to be reckoned with instead of a hindrance! Imagine that. And yes, my parents are crazy people but they meant the best. And now MY daughter loves to read! It’s a great life!

  3. Astrid Yrigollen

    Hi ,Thank you for your review of The Mosswoods. I actually love the fact that you could not stand Fern, Poppy’s mother! I didn’t like her much myself. Very close minded and stifling with Poppy and you were able to pick up on that very well! šŸ™‚ I added your blog to my site here:
    I plan to redesign my website but links will stay šŸ™‚
    Thank you again,
    Astrid Yrigollen

  4. April Grey

    Dear Nova,

    Thank you for having me on your blog last month.

    Please drop in this afternoon (Tues. Dec. 18th) to
    the virtual release party for St. Nick’s Favor, the sequel to Chasing
    the Trickster.

    The party will be held from 1-5 pm EST. There will be novel and
    short story giveaways. Also holiday recipes and music (if I can
    figure out how to do that with Facebook). And there
    will be a book trailer for St. Nick’s Favor as well.

    Free copies will be available to reviewers.

    St. Nicholas asks Nina Weaver to be his emissary. Her mission is to
    take a one-way trip five years into her past to save the lives of
    thousands of children. Doing this will result in her losing the life
    she has built in New York City, including her relationship with
    Pascal Guzman. Nina faces down corporate greed, attempts on her life
    and the terrors of the Trickster God to keep her promise.

    Even if you can’t attend the party, please drop by to “like” the page.

    Hope to see you there,

    April Grey

  5. Joan Mauch

    Thanks for reviewing my novel, “The Mangled Spoon”. While I don’t necessarily agree with all of your coments, I very much appreciate your taking the time to read and give it an honest assessment. Perhaps my forthcoming novel, “The Waterkeeper’s Daughter” will be more to your liking. –Joan Mauch, Author of “The Mangled Spoon”

    • Christina

      Hey Joan! Thank you so much for stopping by! The full review will be out in a few months (I think) on BTS emag’s website. I couldn’t put everything on Goodreads but I put what I was hoping would intrigue people to read and understand my pov. More positives coming! šŸ˜€

  6. Jennifer Bird

    Hi, Christina,

    I just saw your review of my book, Permission Granted: Take the Bible into Your Own Hands on Amazon. I appreciated your kindness and honesty. If you’d be up for it, I’d love to just as kindly and gently respond to some of your concerns. If not, I respect that.


    • Christina

      Thank you! I had a few weeks off because of vacation and school. Now I’m getting back into the groove! Missed my reading!!

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