I’m A Published Author!

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Hello lovelies!

So, I am now officially a published author! I have a coloring book written and illustrated (by me) up on Amazon! you can find it here.

I am SO excited! I know it is only one coloring book, but this is just the beginning. I have a million ideas and I have already started working on my second coloring book. I will hopefully have that one finished in the next couple weeks.

Anyways, enjoy the video and have a fantastic day!

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(video) Book Haul: Toddler Books, Mysteries, GoT and HORROR

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Hello lovelies!
I decided to do a book haul video since I’ve never done one and they seem fun!

Here are the titles:

Piglet is Entirely Surrounded by Water,” – A. A. Milne
Winnie the Pooh and Some Bees” – A. A. Milne

Another Monster at the End of This Book” – Sesame Street
Green Eggs and Ham” – Dr. Seuss
Richard Scarry’s Bedtime Stories
Miracles of Jesus,” – Golden Book
Comfort for a Child’s Heart,” – David & Helen Haidle

M.C. Beaton books:
“Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate”
Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham
Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell

(Hamish Macbeth Mysteries:)

“Death of a Bore”
“Death of a Poison Pen”

“A Clash of King’s” – George R. R. Martin
“A Feast for Crows” – George R. R. Martin

“Bag of Bones” – Stephen King

Hammer Time

 

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Hello lovelies!

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On Monday Jonathan and I took my younger sister Katherine to go see Rick Riordan! if you haven’t heard of him 1. He’s an amazing author and 2. WHAT THE HECK?! GO READ HIS BOOKS RIGHT NOW.

I’m kidding.

But seriously. Read them. Here are the series titles:

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Trials of Apollo

The Heroes of Olympus 

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

The Kane Chronicles

Demigods & Magicians

The event was put on by Barnes & Nobel to launch his latest book The Hammer of Thor (#Hammertime)

We arrived WAY too early because Katherine was ridiculously excited (#noshame) and wanted to make sure we got good seats. So we learned we couldn’t actually go inside the school and wait since everyone at the school was leaving (school had just been let out and the teachers were heading home). Katherine had been wanting to find a new phone so we went to Best Buy to look at phones. Then we returned to the school and waited for about 2 hours (at least) in the car, just reading, playing on our phones and chatting. Then we stood in line by the doors for forty minutes or so, then we sat in our seats for another hour.

It was a long day.

But so worth it.

Katherine had drawn a picture of Uncle Rick (as he’s fondly referred to) with some of his characters. Unfortunately she was unable to meet him face to face and present him with it as we had hoped. But she had given it to the even manager who delivered it to him and according to her he liked it.
This wasn’t a book signing really, it was more of a discussion/talk. The books were all purchased by the readers ahead of time at Barnes & Nobel and we were given wrist bands for the event and then once at the event we handed in our ticket and showed our wrist bands and picked up the signed copy. They had all the firsts from his series signed so people could purchase additional books if they wanted to so we got signed copies of The Sword of Summer, The Hammer of Thor and The Red Pyramid. I’ve read The Red Pyramid a while ago but Jonathan hasn’t yet so we picked that one up, he likes Egyptian mythology/history like I do so I’m betting he will enjoy reading it. Plus, hey, SIGNED COPIES?! so awesome. Rick Riordan was in a room at the school signing copies all day (2000 copies!) how crazy is that? I’m glad he likes us all so much.

It was incredible to sit in a room full of kids who were all so excited to meet an author.

Books and the mutual love of reading had brought us all together in this huge auditorium to listen to an amazing writer talk about his books. There was a girl in a Tardis hat, another in a HufflePuff hat (represent!), one woman wore a Toothless hoodie. It was awesome to see all these enthusiast individuals showing their love for their passion so openly. The excitement was tangible. I can’t describe it accurately and for that I apologize, but all I could think as I sat there was I want THIS.

I want a whole auditorium of people to be brought together and so totally ecstatic to hear me talk about a book I wrote that they fell in love with totally and completely. To see their excited faces and listen to their questions about why I wrote what I wrote and what plans I had for my characters.

It’s incredible to think about.

Part of me feels like I could totally do that, the other part of me is saying why am I so arrogant to think that I could write anywhere near as well as these other great writers? but why not. I have an imagination, I have a love for words, I have a love for people. I want to write things that make people feel. I want to inspire other people the way these writers inspire me. That is what I want, to have a voice and to help other’s know that they have a voice and can use that voice to evoke emotions and imagination but also create change.

We are so powerful as humans and we don’t even know it.

In any case, listening to Rick Riordan speak was incredible. He is such a funny, snarky guy.

He definitely would be a favorite uncle.

Check out his books, you won’t be disappointed!

Book Review: Rhapsody Child of Blood

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Hello lovelies!

So, I’m going to be painfully and  embarrassingly honest with you. I totally procrastinated way too much this month and didn’t read as much as I should have so the last two days I’ve read every moment I could in order to finish the book.
But hey! I read half the book in two days. I thought that was impossible for me but I did it.

I know this probably seems silly to some of you who are much faster at reading. I really do love reading, I’m just a slow reader. I take my time and absorb all the details. This means that it normally takes me a few months to get through a book, which is why I wanted to start doing these reviews. I want to be able to read faster but also this is an incentive for me to read more in general because I tend to put it off which is sad because I used to read all the time.

Anyway, that’s enough explanation, on to the review!

(Please note, this is the first time since high school that I’ve written a book review so, I’m hoping it is alright.)
***may contain spoilers!***

Rhapsody; Child of Blood
Written by Elizabeth Haydon

Rhapsody; Child of blood is the story of a young Lirin Singer who while on the run from a particularly sick individual known as Michael the Wind of Death (or fondly referred to as The Waste of Breath by Rhapsody) happens upon two Firbolg men who are also on the run (Though from something far sinister than Michael, if that’s even possible). In an attempt to escape, Rhapsody unintentionally uses her Namer lore and renames one of the Firbolg men (The Brother) and severs the tie that bound him to the evil he was desperately trying to escape.

Mainly out of curiosity the two Firbolg whisk Rhapsody away and pretty much force her along their trek which unbeknownst to the three travelers will take them so much farther away from home in more ways than they had ever imagined.

I don’t want to give away too much of the story but that’s part of the basic idea of the storyline.

This book and the world that Elizabeth Haydon has created is just fantastic. It is set in a medievalish fantasy world. I love how much time the author put into everything, the descriptions of the environment right down to the history and lore, it’s all so well thought out and detailed. I’m curious how she came up with it all.

I should warn you there are some sex scenes, I’m not fond of those but they are easily skipped. Rhapsody before becoming a singer had worked as a prostitute, so there are some crude references to that as well, but again, it’s fairly easily overlooked.

One thing I absolutely love is Rhapsody’s Singer abilities. The idea that music can camouflage, refresh, heal etc is awesome. I love music and singing myself so that is something I can really appreciate in the story and part of what caught my attention when I first saw the book.

It ends in a wonderfully teasing cliffhanger that really made me desperate to start the next book (next month!).

This book really is one that you can get lost in, there are wonderful characters, lots of sword fighting, heartbreaking scenes that make you want to hug the character and tell them everything will be fine and also scenes where you would love to just jump into the world and strangle the ‘bad guy’ yourself. (…or is that just me??)

Bottom line is, if you haven’t read this book and you enjoy adventure fantasy novels with a hint of romance thrown in try this one, it’s even available on Amazon Kindle!

Rhapsody : Child of Blood