So This Is My Blog

CreativeDeedsReadsLogoIt’s been about 6 years since I started Creative Deeds Reads and a lot has changed since then. When I first started this was going to be a venue where I could help promote and share the writing of mainly Indie writers. These writers were accomplishing what I had only dreamed. Most of them were doing it on their own. I had found these writers through Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads and Amazon. Once I started writing reviews and actually interacting with both writers and other bloggers, things kind of snowballed from there. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would read and review as many books as I currently have.

If you looked around before landing on this page you may have noticed that I review a lot more than just Indie books now. The ‘eclectic’ statement I use as my blurb isn’t just a random tag. I’ll pretty much read anything and everything. I still have my favorites and I haven’t abandoned my beloved Indie writers. That’s pretty evident too.

Hopefully what you’ll find as you peruse my blog are honest reviews that will help you decide if those books are for you or not. You won’t find any author, book or blogger bashing. If I don’t like a book, I’ll give you a reason why and leave it at that. Everyone’s tastes are different and my goal here isn’t to change anyone’s mind or argue. My goal is to share the book love – pure and simple. You also won’t find any spoilers – not for the current book being reviewed anyway. I can’t make any promises about previous books in a series, though. You’ll have to read those at your own risk because sometimes you can’t help but leave a spoiler from Book 1 in a review for Book 4…

So, have a look around. Leave a comment (I love comments!) and have fun while you’re here. You’ll find all my contact info below if you want to stalk me elsewhere. Enjoy!

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9 comments on “So This Is My Blog

  1. So tell me your secret how did you get to create your blog like this? I have one here at WordPress ,but I dont have my own button. Im not to sure if I could begin to understand how to sreate one either. Help this new blogger out!

    • Depends on what you want to do. I’m a graphic designer who likes to play 😉 All the buttons and most of the graphics are custom. The only thing that came directly from WordPress is the background. Glad you like it, but sometimes I think I tend to go a little over board 😉

    • Nope, I have the basic account. You don’t have to have a paid account to customize. You’re just a little bit more limited. You can even add your own backgrounds if you want. I just like the look of this one. Each of the basic free layouts has there own specs. It depends on which one you chose to use for your page.

  2. Hello Creative Deeds! I first had contact with you in the Indie-Credible event last year. My newest YA novel, It’s Addicting, releases in July. I wondered if you are considering new titles to review, and if so, how I go about getting you the info. Thanks for your love of books and for inspiring others to love reading!

  3. Hello Shirley Deeds,
    Would you be interested in reviewing a spicy romantic suspense. Tirgearr Publishing will release the book on March 29th. I have arcs available should you be interested. Here is the blurb:
    A decade ago, Tori Rourke, and her cousin, Vivienne, ran from the Irish mob after witnessing a brutal murder. Tori was framed by the mob, and while she served time in prison, she worried that the killer, Seamus McGinn, had kidnapped her missing cousin.

    Attorney Grady D. Fletcher, defender of the wrongly condemned, appeals Tori’s case and wins her release. Now, going by Victoria Morningstar, she runs a food truck from a seedy waterfront neighborhood, hoping to find her cousin’s kidnapper.

    When Grady agrees to defend a new client, Samuel Peterson, who’s been accused of beating to death the wife of a noted professor, the evidence mounts. The professor is missing, as well as his laptop that contains data dangerous to national security.

    And Seamus McGinn is back, and rumors of a massive annihilation is about to begin. As they race to assist the FBI, the bonds between Grady and Tori are about to be tested. It becomes clear Grady and Tori are falling fast for each other, but what to do about it is a different story. He’s a divorced dad who wants more time with his kid. She brings danger to his front door.

    Grady has questions of his own; Is Vivienne at the center of the mob’s operation? How much will it cost Tori before she learns the truth? All Grady knows is the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you.

  4. Hi Shirley,

    I saw that you reviewed Kait Nolan’s book, Red, and I wondered if you would be interested in reviewing my teen romantic fantasy book, Swans of Atlantis?

    Please let me know, and I can send you the book in whatever digital format you’d prefer! Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.


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