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This Month’s Obsession: October

This month's obsession is the Rituals of the Night series by Kayla Krantz. This series just released its fourth title on what is a planned nine book series; good news if you find yourself a fan! Firstly, I'm in love with this bookstagram! Not only is it aesthetically pleasing but it actually tells the story… Continue reading This Month’s Obsession: October

Magic · More About Me · reader groups · Tales of a Sixth Grade Werecat · Uncategorized

Meet the Creature: Shifters & Werecats

Earlier this week I struggled (and inevitably failed) to catch a feral kitten outside of the day job. I work on a busy intersection and we wanted to get the furbaby someplace safe. Unfortunately, while he was curious enough to come close enough to catch, he did NOT want to be held. He tore my… Continue reading Meet the Creature: Shifters & Werecats

Announcements · Dance of the Elements · Magic · YA Fantasy

War! It’s Good for the Plot!

War is a gruesome reality that is often romanticized in literature while the truth is that war is just gruesome. Aside from the romanticized version of glorious battles won for patriotic purposes, war is sometimes necessary for the plot. The best stories are those that mirror our own lives and unfortunately, war is a bitter… Continue reading War! It’s Good for the Plot!

Dance of the Elements · DOTE · Ignited · Magic

Meet the Evil Weapon: Blood Chains

Yes, weapons can too be evil! Or at least, I can do my best to make them sound that way. In many ways, blood chains are the original antagonist of the book as their placement on Jura's father is the catalyst of the series. In this scene, Jura contemplates everything she knows about the beautiful… Continue reading Meet the Evil Weapon: Blood Chains

Dance of the Elements · Magic · More About Me · YA Fantasy

Meet the Character: Shadow Dancers

Every story needs a secret group of assassin spies run by a sadistic evil queen, am I right? The Shadow Dancers were said to be a secret group of assassins, thieves and spies. There was no proof of their existence and many believed the guild was nothing but a story to frighten children. Ignited, Chapter… Continue reading Meet the Character: Shadow Dancers

ya · your story

Your Story-Romance Edition: Part Two

Previously, on Your Story: You would think years of sneaking back into dorms past curfew would have prepared me better for this moment. That’s where my thoughts are in any case as I press my back up against the cool, stiff bricks of the building. It’s really cold outside but at least there isn’t a breeze and… Continue reading Your Story-Romance Edition: Part Two

Dance of the Elements · DOTE · Ignited · reader groups · Submerged · ya · YA Fantasy

Gross, Another Love Triangle

Love triangles seem to be a necessary evil, especially in the Young Adult genre. But do they all suck? I certainly don't think so! In fact, if done well, love triangles can actually help characterize your heroine WHILE adding drama and suspense to the subplot. Instead of dissecting all the reasons the crappy love triangles… Continue reading Gross, Another Love Triangle

Dance of the Elements · DOTE · Fetch the Flame · YA Fantasy

Meet the Character: Jangbahar Part 4

Hello, everyone! I hope you're ready for another detailed look at my world, Jangbahar. If you've been following along you know that Jangbahar is a fictional continent made up for the Dance of the Elements series. Although the land mass is primarily governed by the Republic of the Sand Sea, there are several smaller countries… Continue reading Meet the Character: Jangbahar Part 4

Dance of the Elements · SIMS · YA Fantasy

SIMs Let’s Play: Dance of the Elements (3)

Happy Tuesday! Yesterday was release day for Submerged and after the online launch I celebrated with friends. devoured sushi and fried rice and copious amounts of sake. It was awesome 🙂 Before our dinner out, my hubby and I hosted a screening of Kay's cinematic adventure- a fifteen minute fan film that left us all… Continue reading SIMs Let’s Play: Dance of the Elements (3)

DOTE · Submerged · YA Fantasy

Submerged: Chapter Four

Under ordinary circumstances, Beshar, Ninth of the Thirteen, would have been bored. Today’s circumstances, however, were anything but ordinary. He squirmed in the hard wooden seat of the Ninth and struggled to focus his thoughts on the present.             The First presided over the Session, placing judgment on the citizens who came before him. There… Continue reading Submerged: Chapter Four