“Now in hardcover for the first time, featuring all-new illustrations! Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog, Nugget. Janner Igiby, his brother, Tink, and their disabled sister, Leeli, are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother … More Book Review: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
Everyone, give a big welcome to debut author Ocean McAllister. 😀 Oceane, tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a speculative fiction writer from New England. I love thunderstorms, black olives, and sad endings. I also hate love triangles with a passion and avoid watching rom-coms. (There’s literally NO point to them) I’m also the … More Oceane McAllister Interview (+Book Spotlight)
My story has been BARRELLING towards the end these last few writing days. I’ve known it was coming for a couple chapters now, but it’s still a bit unbelievable. I think this draft is done. I wrote a line that was meant to be the end of the chapter, and it made me tear up … More I Didn’t Write “The End”
I just broke 42k words on my novel this week! I’m so excited to be so near to the end. It feels a little scary that there’s less than one-tenth of the first draft left to write, but if I forget something, there’s always second drafts, right? XD Also, the message of the novel is … More Excerpt Time!
“Something smells like trouble! Can five princess heroes and one Goat Avenger pool their talents to vanquish a monstrous stink? The Princess in Black is in a very stinky situation. A foul cloud is plaguing the goat pasture, and it smells worse than a pile of dirty diapers or a trash can on a hot summer day. … More Book Review: The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle
You guys, I’m getting a little concerned for my characters. Their author just keeps piling things on them. O.o. I just remembered that this is literally the beginning of the fourth quarter so the WORST is coming. O.o. Who made me decide to write an end-of-the-world story? XD Here is the best un-spoilery excerpt I … More My Poor Characters
I’ve been working more on my fantasy novel, and I’m so happy with how it’s going so far! Something weird just happened and somebody evil probably did it, and the MCs are low on food, and also they’re finally talking to each other a little more which is nice. XD By my nearest count, I … More Halfway, HOORAY!
“One minute they’re there: laughing and having fun at the house next door. The next minute, the teens are gone. Like magic. Marin can’t believe her eyes. Who are they? Can anyone else see them? What makes them so happy? Marin is lonely in this new town of hers and eager to figure out more. Then she meets … More Book Review: Remarkables
Remember that fantasy book I got to help reveal the cover for? It’s out now!! 😍 😍 And there are more details, including this cool collage. *curiosity intensifies* I am really curious about the setting now. Fantasy elements + pseudo urban setting = coolness. XD There are also some beautiful collages for individual characters… Just … More New Fantasy Book!
(I originally read this book in the black and white first edition. You can find my review of it here.) “Martin Millar is a second-string soldier with a thirst for adventure. Marco Millar is Martin’s brother, a stableboy who would rather stay at home. As the king’s guard launches the dragon crusade, Martin and Marco are drawn … More I Really Love This Epic New Edition