Book Review: The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson

Title: The Fairest Beauty
Written By: Melanie Dickerson
Genre: Medieval Historical Fiction/Fairy Tale Retelling
Recommended Ages: 13 & up


I’ve read this book before, but never so close to reading the other books in the series. It was fun getting reacquainted with the characters in the first book of the series. But that wasn’t enough to get a 5 star review. Continue reading


While You’re Awake

While You're Awake Sharable 2

Amber Stokes, has a new novelette coming out and is revealing her cover today! It sounds like a unique take on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale and I’m looking forward to reading it. First, here’s what the book is about.

About the Book

 Sweet New Adult Contemporary Romance Novelette

 There’s no rest for the fearful.

Ava always knew the bees would come. Just when she’s settled into a place of her own, freelance editing and savoring her independence, her rental house is invaded by a swarm of honey bees. And with their arrival, her lifelong fear morphs into a full-fledged panic that steals her sleep—and her peace of mind.

Keegan knows all about fear. When he meets Ava at the coffee shop where he works, he can’t help but come to her rescue. Together with his German shepherds, Sun and Moon, he sets out to break the “curse” that hovers over Tired Girl. But is it possible to conquer nightmares and live a dream while you’re awake?

This sweet novelette is a contemporary re-imagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that sheds light on the worries that bind us and the love that leads to peace.

Pre-order for $.99 on Amazon! | Add to Goodreads

And now for the cover. Isn’t it lovely?

WhileYoureAwake - final cover

Author Bio

While You're Awake Sharable 3

Amber Stokes works as a marketing content writer for a Christian publisher. On the side, she self-publishes inspirational fiction depicting the seasons of life and love. Her passion for books compelled her to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and run her own freelance editing and publicity business for over a year. Happily, this chapter of her career takes place in the Pacific Northwest—a part of the world she’s always considered home.

You can learn more about Amber’s books, sign up for her author newsletter, join the Amber’s Gems street team, and more at


Social Media Links

Goodreads: Amber Stokes
Twitter: @SeasonsHumility


Personality Quiz

Are you Sleeping Beauty, a barista, or an angel? This fun and quirky personality quiz takes some of the personality types from While You’re Awake and offers you a chance to discover how you inspire others. Hopefully you’ll be encouraged to keep being awesome, wonderful you!

*Disclaimer: This is just a for-fun quiz. The results are designed to encourage but not to diagnose! 😉

When I took the quiz, I got Sleeping Beauty. 😀  That actually fits really well, too.

You’re a gentle soul who reaches out to others in quiet ways. You feel deeply and therefore make a great listener. While you often need some time to yourself to rest and put life in perspective, you add beauty to all your relationships. Create the space you need to recharge, and remember that you are a special blessing to those around you! Keep up the great work. 🙂