About Jackie

I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.

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Here are my most recent posts

Hidden Treasures: How We Met Steven by Sara Dobie Bauer

26 July 2017 Jackie 3

My longtime readers should know by now that I love the mini-fiction events; a glimpse into the world, a story by a beloved side character, or an introduction to never before seen action – I love it all and can never get enough. The Rust City Book Convention is returning […]

Hidden Treasures: Ghostly Treasures by Stacy McKitrick

17 July 2017 Jackie 1

My longtime readers should know by now that I love the mini-fiction events; a glimpse into the world, a story by a beloved side character, or an introduction to never before seen action – I love it all and can never get enough. The Rust City Book Convention is returning […]

#CMCon18 At the Beach Master List

17 July 2017 Jackie 0

As one of the #CMCon18 featured bloggers, I get to have a little fun with a few of the fabulous authors who will be hitting the beach for Coastal Magic 2018 by showcasing their many stories. I don’t know about you guys, but putting together an endless run of interviews can get dull after awhile. […]

At the #CMCon18 Beach: Sandy Escape by April Alieda

14 July 2017 Jackie 0

As one of the #CMCon17 featured bloggers, I get to have a little fun with a few of the fabulous authors who will be hitting the beach for Coastal Magic 2018 by showcasing their many stories. We had so much fun with last year’s At the Beach feature, that we’re […]

Have You Registered for Coastal Magic? You Should?

14 July 2017 Jackie 0

It’s the middle of July and that means Rust City Book Con is only a few short weeks away, but I had to take a moment and remind everyone that… Registration for Coastal Magic is OPEN!! Don’t miss your chance to meet over 50 fabulous urban fantasy, paranormal, and romance […]

Guest Author: Kevin James Breaux Introduces JOE and H.B.

30 June 2017 Jackie 2

I am excited to welcome author Kevin James Breaux, who is celebrating the release of his second Water Kingdom novel, Two Polluted Black-Heart Romances. The ancient shaman Alexander has finally been defeated. His plot to control minds has been thwarted. The world breathes a sigh of relief. However, there is no […]

#CMCon18JunePics Contest

15 June 2017 Jackie 0

Last week LE joined Instagram, right…well happy coincidence, Jennifer started a #CMCon18 June Picture Contest. Talk about great timing. I’ve been having a blast taking pictures using the prompts and coming up with a proper setting. I’m also trying to use different books each day. But that’s not the reason I’m posting today. Well…it is to […]

What is LE doing on Instagram?!

5 June 2017 Jackie 0

So…I finally did something I should have done a long time ago. I’ve been at a loss of what to say lately (hence why the site has been a bit quiet), but I love taking photos and I’ve already been using it for Rust City, so why haven’t I started […]

Exclusive Excerpt: Veiled Menace by Deborah Blake + Contest

14 April 2017 Jackie 6

I am excited to welcome author Deborah Blake, who is here to celebrate the release of her new novel, Veiled Menace, which releases next week. A spellbinding new novel from the author of the Baba Yaga novels. Since Witches came out of the broom-closet in the early 21st century, they […]

2017 #RAGT Blogger Lounge Schedule

1 April 2017 Jackie 0

I didn’t make it to the Reader Author Get Together last year, but I’m going to be this year and I’m bringing the RAGT Blogger Lounge with me! I think the format from #RAGT15 Blogger Lounge worked really well, so that’s what I’m planning for this year; although I am thinking of bringing […]

The 9th Annual New Authors Reading Challenge!

3 January 2017 Jackie 4

Welcome back to the New Authors reading challenge! I’m hoping everyone is still enjoying this reading challenge as we head into our eighth year. For those new to the New Authors Challenge, the whole idea started when I first started reviewing and I didn’t know that many authors in my new favored genre. […]