Showing posts from August, 2019

10 Books with Werewolves

1. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause 2. The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater 3. Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer 4. The Grey Wolves series by Quinn Loftis 5. Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong 6. Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter 7. Break Me, Mate by Nique Joaquin 8. Law of the Lycans series by Nicky Charles 9. Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs 10. Riley Jenson Guardian series by Keri Arthur As of this post, I've only read Blood and Chocolate, which made me realize I need to catch up on my werewolf reads. Have you ever read any of these werewolf books? Let me know in the comments below!

Beginnings of a New Story

While I wait for beta readers to finish my Skrikare WIP, I have dusted off the cobwebs from an old idea and begun to weave new life into it. That's right - I got impatient and started another story, because I miss writing, and even world building helps to placate the urge to write. And let's face it - world building is simply FUN. I'm just doing a little at a time, one or two decisions or actions each day. So far I have the supernatural races, the questionable protagonist, the ultimate antagonist and the side antagonist, and a lost-in-life family of sidekicks for the protagonist. And the world! I drew a map of the world, because unlike my urban fantasy WIP, Skrikare: The Living Weapon, this one is high fantasy, complete with its own world. Most of the lands still need names, but I have the layout and the locations. Just looking at it sparks a sense of excitement in me. It always surprised me that the first WIP I managed to take as far as I have was urban fantasy, but n

Book Review: Shades of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab

Five out of five stars. Rating Note: Five stars means it's the best of the best. Four is great, three good, two not so good, one awful. It had been a while since I felt the pull of a truly wonderful book that latches onto your soul and doesn't let go, and all three books in Schwab's Shades of Magic series did just that for me. Between magicians who can wield fire and water and metal and more, magic that's alive, infuriating characters who you can't help but root for, and troubled and delightful relationships, these books were all that and a bucket of awesome sauce. The only downfall to these books is the number of typos and missing words was a little more than I cared for, but even that wasn't over the top. There were also a couple of instances of inconsistency, such as one character being described as being in a certain position, and then a second character doing something to that character that would be impossible to do given the position that first cha