The Bees

The Bees

This site would be nothing without the amazing team of reviewers.  We playfully refer to ourselves as The Bees, and the Hive just keeps growing.  Here’s our roster, as well as their most recent posts.  This list is in no particular order because we all contribute to the greatness.

Amanda (27)

Amanda is a proud Ravenclaw who was raised in Alaska before traveling the world with her family. She currently resides in District 7 with her husband and 2 kids. As a full-time working mom her time to read is precious and she uses it to devour as many books as possible. All genres are welcome but she does prefer some smooches to be included. She has discovered a love of book signings and has been lucky enough to meet many of her Unicorn authors and hopes to meet more in the future!

Elements of Power by Kate Stoessel
Carla (35)

Carla is a born-again bookworm. Becoming a mom is what drove her back into the love of reading. Starting with the love of Romance books but now she enjoys any epic tales that are well written. She's a mom of three, a wife, and resides in Central Florida. Hurricane news doesn't scare her but finding out a second book in a series doesn't come out for another year will send her into a real panic. Sending her chocolate and another great book works best to support her through such times.

The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan
Darienne (29)

Born and raised in Puerto Rico and now a northeast coast creature. She was 15, spending a summer in London when her aunt gave her a copy of Princess by Jean Sasson — hooked on books ever since. Her favorite genres include romcoms, YA, literary fiction, and women's fiction. Other loves include coffee, music, writing, and red lipstick.

Libertie: A Novel by Kaitlyn Greenidge
Erin (1)

Erin likes coffee. Once she has had her morning coffee, Erin can like others things; such as dancing with a pre-professional ballet company, attending college, photography, playing piano, and, of course, reading obsessively. She is Tanya Williams' Mini Bee.

Trial by Charm by Jolene Buchheit
Jes (78)

Jes is a self-proclaimed bookworm, who currently claims a little slice of the Pacific Northwest as home. When her nose isn't in a book, she's spending time with her husband, two kids, and her three fur babies, or exploring the globe. She also firmly believes that you should start the day with coffee, and end the day in bed with a good book.

Wrecked: A Formula 1 Racing Romance by Kat Ransom
Jessica (27)

Jessica is a writer, reviewer, mother, coffee addict, a massive nerd, and reluctant resident of the Frozen North AKA Minnesota. When she isn't chasing her little monsters around or singing Disney and Broadway songs at the top of her lungs with them, she is locked in her writing cave creating broody smexy book boyfriends, or getting lost in an audiobook.

Her Comeback by Lola West
Jodi (65)

Jodi is a former elementary school teacher/curriculum writer turned SAHM. She lives in NH and has three girls ages 8, 6 and 3. Every day is a chaotic surprise in her house and reading is her stress reliever/escape hatch. She has enjoyed reading since she was very little, and loves a wide variety of genres, including everything from classics like Anna Karenina and Pride and Prejudice to sexy, smutty romance. She also enjoys coffee, chocolate, and wine, in that order throughout the day, and is very content any time she can go to the bathroom alone.

I Bet You by Ilsa Madden Mills
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Katy (2)

Katy is a senior English literature major at the University of Alaska. She has always been known as the girl most likely to be seen with a book in her hand. She enjoys reading a variety of books but some of her favorites include The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken, Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, and an all time favorite of hers is the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. She enjoys writing, especially short stories and poetry. On an ideal day, you'll find her curled up with a book, snuggled with her dog, and sipping on Earl Grey.

The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters
Kristin (96)

Kristin is known as an ultimate bookworm, reading books everywhere she goes. With a background in graphic design she is also known as the friend who will create your wedding invitations, baby shower invitations, and even those signs you find on Pinterest. Needless to say, she's a busy bee.

Sabotage by Emma Gannon (Audiobook)
LorynnLorynn (2)

Lorynn Watt is a junior English major at DeSales University. She’s the daughter of Meg, the Queen Bee, though if you call her Princess Bee she will definitely cut you. When Lorynn isn’t reading, she can be found writing, listening to a weird mish-mash of music, cuddling her dogs and guinea pigs, and ingesting too much caffeine.

No Offense
Meghan (106)

Meghan is a coffee and wine connoisseur, devoted military wife, and momma to a two year old daughter and two pint sized cuddle machines (also known as dogs). She enjoys hiking, glamping, traveling, and reading good books in a hammock with a view of the ocean or mountains.

The Anglophile’s Notebook by Sunday Taylor
Olivia (1)

Olivia is a senior in high school and the eldest daughter of our dear Queen Bee. She loves sci-fi, fantasy, and adventure books. Her favorite book (singular) is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and book series would either be The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare or the Time Quintet by Madeleine L’Engle. She reads fanfiction and is excited to write reviews for this wonderful site 🙂

Shadowhunters – Is it The Mortal Instruments?
Queen Bee (Meg) (137)

Meg, AKA the Queen Bee (QB) founded LitBuzz in 2015 as a way for her favorite authors to more-readily provide books to a legitimized reviewer. At the time, she never thought it would grow to include a dozen people, hundreds of authors and thousands of reviews.
Most of the time, you can find her with a bulldog at her feet in her home office in Pittsburgh, writing content or developing brand campaigns for clients - or sneaking a quick read of a new release.
She's married to a great guy, has two amazing grown daughters and more animals than sense. 😉

Buzzies 2020: A Bookish Year in Review
Spike (3)

I’m, Spike. A 40 year old curmudgeon. I love to (in no particular order): read, run, review books, and complain about the mundane things in life. I have an associate and bachelor degrees in criminal justice. I’m a recent convert to being a “gym rat” but refuse to call anyone “bro”. In a past life—I was a track correspondent and weekly op-ed writer covering, IndyCar racing. 

I enjoy reading: [Fiction] historical, space sci-fi, espionage, time travel sci-fi (as if there is a non-fiction version?), criminal procedure, mystery, thrillers, anything Fredrik Backman writes (even Ikea shopping lists), and graphic novels. [Non-Fiction] American history, military history, espionage, true-crime, fitness, sports, Ikea shopping lists, space & astronomy, and biographies. 

I Heard You Paint Houses, Throwback Thursday The Irishman
Tanya (242)

Until recently, Tanya was a bathroom bibliophile (the only place she could hide from her four children). Now she is able to openly acknowledge her addiction to books but has to try to fit her reading in around all her kid's activities. She loves being wife to an amazing man, mother to four great kids and farm hand on their Akaushi/Red Angus farm in southwest Missouri.

A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen

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