BOOK ZINE

Book Zine is my little book nook of the internet where I review books, interview authors, and share insights on my own books and writing processes!

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  • Reflections: John Stamos – If You Would Have Told Me
    John Stamos' memoir "If You Would Have Told Me" was the perfect book to get me out of a long reading slump! Check out my review... [Read more...]
  • One Year Ago Today… [A Mystery Short Story]
    A Mystery Story by Sandy Lo. Anna receives a mysterious package on her one-year anniversary, but it's not from who she thinks. [Read more...]
  • Animal Therapy: A short story about healing
    A fictional short story by Sandy Lo about great loss and healing with the help of our special manatee friends. [Read more...]
  • Book Reviews: August 2020
    Here are my reviews for the books I read in August. I wish I could say I was excited to share these books with you, but I was not feeling them. Looking forward to switching gears in September with some supernatural/spooky reads. [Read more...]
  • boyfriend materialReflections: Boyfriend Material – Alexis Hall
    Recently, I read "Boyfriend Material" by Alexis Hall and I adored it! Read my full review/reflections about Luc and Oliver. [Read more...]
  • Fanning the Fame Paperback Flatlay‘Fanning the Fame’ Sneak Peek: Read Chapter One + Pre-Order!
    Fanning the Fame is book 7 in the Dream Catchers Series by Sandy Lo and will be released August 28, 2020. Read the first chapter free right now! [Read more...]
  • Reflections: Boy Band the Series – Jacqueline E. Smith
    Here are my thoughts and feelings after reading the "Boy Band" book series by Jacqueline E. Smith. The series brought up a ton of fond memories for me. [Read more...]
  • Reflections: Lady Oracle – Margaret Atwood
    I finished Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood and I reflect on how the book made me feel about the main character and myself. [Read more...]
  • Why I Write Romance Novels
    Romance author Sandy Lo discusses how she was hesitant to label her novels, what true romance really means, and how she tries to break male stereotypes. [Read more...]
  • Crawling Out of My Quarantine Hole
    It’s been a while since I’ve posted on my blog and to be honest, I don’t post all that much on my own social media either other than an occasional anecdote. Back in January, my business Sandy Lo Media started to ramp up and then it accelerated even more just as this whole quarantine began. While that business was building, I was trying to give a big push to my first love, StarShine Magazine, and readying the next Dream Catchers book for release… which I promise will [Read more...]
  • Fanning The Fame (Dream Catchers Series Book 7)
    Release Date: August 28, 2020 Genre: Contemporary Romance Pre-Order: https://amzn.to/3i3BOu0 Read the first 6 Books in the Dream Catchers Series! Being a drummer in a famous rock band has its perks. For Danny DeSano, getting the girl has never been the problem. Holding onto her was. After a failed marriage and watching his ex-wife move onto someone else, Danny is reevaluating his lifestyle of parties and meaningless flings with supermodels. In order to be a positive role model for his son, he [Read more...]
  • Decaf For The Dead: Writing Playlist
    Check out what songs remind me of my novella, Decaf For The Dead. [Read more...]
  • decaf for the dead excerpt oneDecaf For The Dead Excerpt: Chapter One
    This excerpt is from “Decaf For The Dead” which will be released 9/3/2019. Pre-Order on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LHLzjy There is a season for everything. A season for change, and a season for rebirth. A season to live, and even a season to die. For me, fall is that season. There is no rebirth anymore, just death. Several years ago, on a breezy October Sunday morning, I lost everything when my wife, Margaux, passed away. The worst part is she died alone. I was off being a romantic, [Read more...]
  • Writer's Block Isn't Just For Writers - Blog Cover PhotoWriter’s Block Isn’t Just For Writers
    When I was younger, I didn’t believe in writer’s block. I assumed it was some form of laziness or procrastination. While there is truth to my original theory, I now realize writer’s block is very real. For me, writer’s block does take on the façade of procrastination, but it usually runs deeper than that. In these procrastinating moments, I truly want to write and it’s not that I’m blocked for ideas. So, what’s the deal? Why suddenly after 14 years of [Read more...]
  • Decaf For The Dead
    Release Date: September 3, 2019Genre: Paranormal RomanceOrder on Amazon Patrick “Dilly” Dillon has been lifeless ever since he lost his wife in a tragic car accident. He’s desperate to reconnect with her and hopes one day she’ll come back to him as he sits in their favorite café day after day. He still orders two cups of coffee, hoping he’ll look up from his sketch book and see his Margaux’s face across from him with her hands wrapped around a mug. The world is different now that she’s gone. [Read more...]
  • I’ve Been Ghosting All Of You
    Just kidding… kind of. I would never ghost* you guys. But I have been ghostwriting… something I thought I would never do. Read on to find out what led me to this new aspect of my career. [Read more...]
  • Letters From Santa Service by Sandy Lo
    In my previous post, you heard me ramble on about my sickening (LOL) Christmas spirit lately… Well, it has still taken over me, and expanded! For years, I had toyed with the idea of starting a service to write letters from Santa, the Easter Bunny, or personalized cards/speeches for people. Well, this year my sister-in-law had asked me to write letters from Santa for my niece and nephew.  That got me thinking… and I decided I wanted to so something good this season to help keep the [Read more...]
  • Spotlight – Chapter One
    “Spotlight” is the 6th book in the “Dream Catchers” Series and is from the perspective of photographer Haley Foster and rock star Jordan Walsh’s daughter, Aylin. “Spotlight” will be released March 1, 2017.  PRE-ORDER SPOTLIGHT SYNOPSIS Aylin Ashton always had a voracious heart and is fiercely loyal to the ones she loves. At twenty, she wants more than the celebrity lifestyle her family is known for—she wants an identity of her own with friends who care about who she is and not her [Read more...]
  • Spotlight – Prologue
    “Spotlight” is the 6th book in the “Dream Catchers” Series and is from the perspective of photographer Haley Foster and rock star Jordan Walsh’s daughter, Aylin. "Spotlight" will be released October 25, 2016. Read the synopsis + prologue now! [Read more...]
  • Spotlight (Dream Catchers Series Book 6)
    Aylin Ashton always had a voracious heart and is fiercely loyal to the ones she loves. At twenty-one, she wants more than the celebrity lifestyle her family is known for—she wants an identity of her own with friends who care about who she is and not her last name. Most of all, Aylin wants the love story her parents have. In a world full of divorce, and a society that has made it hard for her to be “normal”, she is not sure if true love can be her reality. [Read more...]
  • The Reunion – Chapter 1
    THE REUNION is the 5th part of The Dream Catchers Series. It acts as a direct sequel to “Take Me Home“, following the storyline of music mogul Cami Woods and Yankee short-stop Drew Ashton. Enjoy this sneak peek... [Read more...]
  • The Reunion – Prologue
    THE REUNION is the 5th part of The Dream Catchers Series. It acts as a direct sequel to “Take Me Home“, following the storyline of music mogul Cami Woods and Yankee short-stop Drew Ashton. Enjoy this sneak peek... [Read more...]
  • The Reunion (Dream Catchers Series Book 5)
    Cami finds herself once again reevaluating love, but this time, it's not her feelings she's concerned with, but rather both her fiance's and ex-husband's. [Read more...]
  • Indigo Waters – Chapter II
    Read Chapter 2 of "Indigo Waters" for free right now and get the rest on Amazon now! [Read more...]
  • Book Trailer: Indigo Waters by Sandy Lo | Available Now on Kindle
    Check out the book trailer for Sandy Lo's new novel, "Indigo Waters". [Read more...]