Friday, September 20, 2019

Havok Release-Love of the Sea

So... Love of the Sea another story of mine has been published on Havok today. And I know this is my third, but it is also my favorite that I have written to date and the one most likely to be turned into a full length novel if ever I get the time, so I'm pretty flipping excited! It's a little bit of a reverse twist of a certain fairy tale, but I'm not going to say anything else. You have to read it for yourself!

And to make the deal sweeter this story is based off of a 1970's song and if you are a member of Havok and guess the song correctly you get entered for an Amazon gift card.

So, what are you waiting for?

Then get back over here and squeal with me BECAUSE I AM SQUEALING.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Jody Hedlund- Foremost Review

Honestly I hope you came here prepared for more screaming because book two in Jody Hedlund's Lost Princesses series is coming out later this month. And I am ecstatic.

If you haven't read my previous post where I screamed about the prequel and book one you can find that here.

Now... onto Foremost

The Blurb:

A second princess. Another key to the treasure. And a cruel king desperate to squelch the growing rebellion.

Raised in an isolated abbey, Lady Maribel desires nothing more than to become a nun and continue practicing her healing arts. She’s carefree and happy with her life…until a visitor comes to the abbey and reveals her true identity as one of the lost princesses.

When he was a young boy, Edmund Chambers helplessly watched King Ethelwulf murder his family. Edmund escaped and has lived in the abbey ever since, uniquely trained to work with wild animals. Secretly, he loves Maribel and desperately hopes she doesn’t complete her holy order vows.

When King Ethelwulf’s army arrives at the abbey to capture Maribel, she flees with Edmund across the desolate Highlands in an attempt to reach Adelaide’s rebel army. Edmund can no longer hide his love, but can Maribel give up her dreams of becoming a nun to love him in return?

My Review:

Okay so wow. I wasn't sure if I would like this one as much as the first. I mean how could I? I loved the first. I wasn't sure if I would like Edmund and Maribel as much as I did Christopher and Adelaide which is always the danger of series like this. I thought this would be the slow story of the series that I would have to suffer through...

Yup I readily admit it. I WAS WRONG.

I loved this book a bajillion times more than the first OH MY GOSH WHERE DO I EVEN START WITH ALL OF THE LOVING????


Can we take a moment to freak out over that fact. Y'all are probably all aware of how much I adore labyrinths AND booby traps but if not allow me to take a second to say ASDFGHJKL

So this world is technically medieval, but Hedlund does add in some things that are slightly more on the fantasy side so... we have people able to speak the language of animals, giant spiders, A FLIPPING DRAGON (I mean I believe that dragons existed but STILL). AND THIS FANTASY LOVER WAS 100% ON BOARD WITH ALL OF THAT.

Okay so we have the Fera Augmen which is flipping cool and Edmund's relationship with his animals was amazing. Actually everything about Edmund was amazing he was strong and dedicated but in his own way. This kid was crazy smart and loyal. He was usually pretty taciturn but knew how to joke around and just... can I have my own Edmund I promise I would treat him better than Maribel did. (but can we please have a moment of silence for this brother trapped in the friend zone?)

Maribel was all right, I mostly enjoyed her but sometimes I wanted to slap her over the head. Edmund did need to learn how to say no to her every now and then XD

But boy did I ship them. For some reason best friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes. Not gonna lie. And seeing people overcome the friendzone always makes me extremely happy XD

I did a thing again...


I apologize if this review makes absolutely zero sense. I stayed up WAY too late last night to finish it and I am basically running on caffeine and feels.

I was provided a ARC from the author, all opinions, however are my own.

(aren't all of those covers just SO pretty???)

This book comes out September 24th do yourself a favor and Preorder Now!

And here are some links if you want to keep up with Jody Hedlund:

Well... that's all until book three releases. I will be pretty much screaming internally non-stop until then.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Shows that Deserved a Happy Ending

So I didn't post last Wednesday because I did two posts over the weekend. I do however have some updates as far as this blog goes. And that is that I will no longer be doing monthly wrap ups. My monthly wrap ups are now going to be bimonthly catch ups because frankly they were getting to be too tiresome to keep up with. So catch the August/September catch up at the end of this month ;P

Now onto the post...

I don't know about you guys but I have the notorious ability to find cancelled shows. Or maybe it is the TV programs who have the notorious ability to cancel good shows. Take this post as a warning, or if you love pain like me, as a list of shows you should watch next. (all pictures via Pinterest fyi)

Spectacular Spiderman

Spectacular Spiderman was the first show I ever lost. You do not want to know how many years of my young life I spent searching for Spectacular Spiderman season three only to finally learn. There was no season three. And of course it ended on a cliffhanger with our characters in some dicey waters and absolutely nothing resolved.


A fun show with practical time travel (if there is ever such thing) and one of the best anti heroes of ever. I absolutely adored season one. They added a bunch of extra content in season two, so I wasn't too heartbroken when it was cancelled. But it would have ended on an absolutely awful cliffhanger if not for the fact that they made the ever glorious movie sequel. So for this one you will get a kind of sort of ending even if it was somewhat rushed.


Space cowboys. Need I say more? Now I haven't actually finished watching this one, I've only seen some episodes, but I know that it ends on a cliffhanger. There is also a movie so hopefully I won't end up looking like this when everything is said and done


Agent Carter

So... I'm not entirely sure why this show was cancelled. It seemed to be extremely popular, and about everyone's favorite sweetheart, doll, spy as she gets over Cap's disappearance. Featuring the ever lovable Jarvis and a crazy eccentric young Howard Stark it was a pretty good show. I would even be all right with the resolution if they didn't...

And this is a spoiler so don't read the next line if you don't want to


Now and Again

"Give me a sign! Blow me a kiss through space and time... We always want what we can't have." The theme song of this show pretty accurately describes my feelings for it now that it is gone. This is a bit of an older show (early 2000's or something or the sort) about Michael Wiseman who dies in a subway accident, but his brain is preserved and used in an experiment to engineer the perfect body. Now young and with almost super powers Michael "Newman" has to work for the government, he also has to give up all ties to the past, but he isn't quite ready to say goodbye to his daughter or widow. I /knew/ that it ended on a cliffhanger, but let's be honest this was the first show to do this to me since Spectacular Spiderman and I was not prepared for what they did to me.


Okay... this is the sorest of all the sore subjects. Randomly throughout the day I will just pause what I am doing and shout Henry! Because how dare they cancel this one? A cop show with a paranormal twist because what Police Detective Jo Martinez does not know is that Henry Morgan the coroner who helps her with cases is actually immortal. If he dies? He just comes back. He's been alive since like the 1700's or something. This was my favorite show (after Doctor Who of course which a league all its own) for a while, and it's cliffhanger is /survivable/ but only just barely and there are still 6,000 loose ends and I didn't want to leave behind these characters so yeah... sore, sore subject.

And while I would certainly recommend all of these shows if you are ready for the inevitable heartache, I do have to warn that a lot of them have content just so you know.

Anyway that's all for now. Have you ever had a show cancelled on you? Have you seen any of these? What book/show has had the worst cliffhanger you have ever come across. Comment below!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

A Time of Trepidation, Pirates, and Lost Princesses- Celebration Date

I don't know about you guys, but I have been greatly anticipating today because today is the day I send the ever troublesome sequel to A Week of Werewolves, Faeries, and Fancy Dresses back into the big wide world after one of the most painful rewriting processes I have ever had the misfortune to live through.

But it's through. I'm done. I did it and now I am FREEEEEEE!!!! *cough* and also you can continue the series and find out what happens after the literal cliffhanger ending of book one. I am deeply repentant about that btw.

Not really, but still...

Also, to add to the celebration, today is Easton's birthday. Happy birthday, Easton, Mommy is sorry for everything she did to you in both book one and book two.

But anyway, the moment I am sure that you have all been looking forward to. The ebook is LIVE! The paperback will be going live very soon if it hasn't already.

After surviving a week trapped in the magical world of Amar; Chelsea, Easton, Clint, and Bobby are still no closer to accomplishing the mysterious quest that binds them to Amar. In a desperate attempt to figure out what this quest is, they decide to follow the instructions of an ominous book of poetry that was written over seven hundred years ago. Inside this book are several mysterious, almost prophetic poems that tell of four heroes who are the only ones who can save Amar from a dark fate. The poems also warn that one of the four will betray the other three, one will be left behind, and one will die.

Full of trepidation over what these poems could mean for them all, Chelsea and her friends journey to the Bextian Sea where they must find a golden amulet that has the potential to finally reveal what this quest is. Alas, nothing goes according to plan and Chelsea must soon find a way to survive a savage mermaid attack, a vengeful pirate king, and a sudden declaration of love from her childhood friend. All added to the stress of being trapped in a magical world, and the worry that these foreboding poems might actually be prophecies foretelling the future of her and her friends.

Add to Goodreads here.
Find the book aesthetics here.
Its playlist is here.

Also I did a thing...

I drew a picture of all my main characters from my series taking place in Amar. You already know of My Time in Amar and Return to Amar but the adventures in Amar don't end when Chelsea's and Alicia's do. There are going to be four series set in and around Amar. My Time in Amar is the only one that is going to be actually four books long, all the rest are going to be duologies.

I have already published the first two My Time in Amar books as well as book one of Return to Amar my Alice in Wonderland retelling. I hope to publish My Time in Amar book three and the final Return to Amar book early next year (my goal is January and March respectively), and then publish the fourth My Time in Amar book late 2020.

After book four comes Fake Magic the first book in Far From Amar a Wizard of Oz/Wicked retelling that takes place in the mysterious fourth realm and stars some beloved characters from the previous series. Next is Remember Amar book one Forget to Remember You, which is going to be an amnesia story line that takes place partially on Earth as well as returning to the Bextian Sea and some characters that you are going to meet in Time of Trepidation. Then comes Far From Amar book two, False Heroes where one of the four may or may not return to try to help these unlikely main characters survive. Finally we reach the end with Remember to Forget Me, in which I at last delve more deeply into who the Knights of Amar are, the order that Chelsea's and Easton's dads served while on their quest.

And there will be crossovers. Which is why My Time in Amar three absolutely has to release before Return to Amar two because... spoilers ;P

So as a last summation, since I know this might be a little hard to keep track of this is the order my books take place in:

A Week of Werewolves, Faeries, and Fancy Dresses (My Time in Amar book one)
A Time of Trepidation, Pirates, and Lost Princesses (My Time in Amar book two)
A Certain Sort of Madness (Return to Amar book one)
A Season of Subterfuge, Courtiers, and War Councils (My Time in Amar book three)
A Matter of Curiosity  (Return to Amar book two)
An Era of Evil, Dragons, and Dark Lords (My Time in Amar book four)
Fake Magic (Far From Amar book one)
Forget to Remember You (Remember Amar book one)
False Heroes (Far From Amar book two)
Remember to Forget Me (Remember Amar book two)

And there you have it, keep an eye out for more Amarian updates and announcements in the weeks to come. I'm going to be trying to speed write A Season of Subterfuge in the months of September and October so that should be fun.

Don't forget to grab your copy of Time of Trepidation in the meantime.