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Electric Alice Kickstarter Campaign

Hey Guys!

So I ran upon a kitckstarter campaign last night and wanted to share it with all of you.

Amara is local to me and I absolutely love being able to support a local artist and having the ability to put this out there to people all over the world.

Electric Alice

About

Alice is curious, and she has always been curious. An ambitious but  inexperienced pilot, she signs up for a solo flight into unexplored space, stubbornly ignoring repeated warnings by her peers of the dangers of her expedition. She successfully arrives just beyond the furthest known boundaries of the galaxy, only to be snared by the gravity of a massive black abyss. Terrible wonders await Alice on her journey. Follow her through the rabbit hole and find out for yourself.

You may meet some faces that seem familiar, but do not trust that you know their story, and be prepared for something completely alien.

Electric Alice will be a fully illustrated, perfect bound softcover graphic novel. The interior artwork will be created using traditional media, such as watercolor and ink, and hand-lettered. This will be the first publication by my label, Conjure Comics, and my first time as an author. Those of you who follow my work already know what to expect, but if you’d like to see upcoming previews of the variant cover art and interior images, make sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

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Book Un-haul 2018

Good Morning All!

For the last few months, I have been going through my shelves and looking to rehome some of the books that I have. I have limited space and I have realized that if I never plan to read the book again/at all or I just thought it was okay or I have changed my mind about it there is no reason to keep it. Truth be told a quite a few books just moved into my daughter’s room she got to go through them first. The books with the 🏤 means they have found a home already.

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton 🏤
The Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank 🏤
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost 🏤
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi 🏤
Soundless by Richelle Mead 🏤
The Hatfields and McCoys by Bruce Wexler 🏤
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 🏤
The Hob’s Bargain by Patricia Briggs 🏤
The Quarters Novels: Sing the Four Quarters and the Fifth Quarter by Tanya Huff 🏤
Willow by Wayland Drew
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 🏤
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo 🏤
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 🏤
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 🏤
The Giver by Lois Lowry 🏤
Alice Takes back Wonderland by David Hammons 🏤
Slayers by CJ Hill 🏤
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 🏤
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman (I bought the UK paperback to replace I hate the US covers) 🏤
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith 🏤
Superstitious by RL Stine 🏤
Red Rain by RL Stine 🏤
Ghostly Adventures by Christopher Balzano 🏤
Bible Memory Plan and Devotional for Women by Jean Fischer 🏤
Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb 🏤
Sabriel by Garth Nix (I have a bind up of these books) 🏤
Dragons of a Fallen Sun by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman 🏤
A Coalition of Lions by Elizabeth Wein 🏤
Until I see you by Paula J Knight (signed)
Asylum by Madeleine Roux 🏤
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven 🏤
Morrigan’s Cross by Nora Roberts
The Third of Seven by Jeremie Guy
Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne by David Starkey
Elizabeth I by Anne Somerset
The Tudors by GJ Meyer 🏤
I Elizabeth by Rosalind Miles
The Sisters of Henry VIII by Maria Perry
The Virgin Queen’s Daughter by Ella March Chase
Science Fiction Short Stories 🏤
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi 🏤
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 🏤
New Spring by Robert Jordan
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore 🏤
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 🏤
Heartless by Marissa Meyer 🏤
Graceling by Kristin Cashore 🏤
Courtship and Curses by Marissa Doyle 🏤
Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oaks 🏤
Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories by J Sheridan Lefano
Great Ghost Stories by John Grafton
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
Stardust by Neil Gaiman 🏤
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 🏤
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir
The Last Queen by CW Gortner
Victoria and Abdul by Shrabani Basu
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare 🏤
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie 🏤
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfus 🏤
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
Lasher by Anne Rice
Taltos by Anne Rice

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#Tags

Seven Deadly Sins Tag

This tag was originally done by BookishlyMalyza! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm0c5…) I was tagged by Bibi @ Bibi’s Book Blog.  Thank you, Bibi for tagging me. You should go check her out!

Greed: What is the most expensive book that you own? What is the least expensive book that you own?

Most expensive book has to be my special edition copy of  The Tales of Beedle the Bard. I tried looking up the price of this book and Amazon would not let me I purchased it back in 2008. The least expensive book I own has to be my copy of The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn’t: (to say nothing of the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar) (The Parasol Protectorate). I only paid .99¢

Gluttony: What book or books have you shamelessly devoured many times?

It’s been a while since I have just picked up a book to re-read. My TBR pile makes me feel guilty about considering doing that 😉 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.

Sloth: What book or book series have you neglected out of sheer laziness?

The Wheel of Time.  There are just so many books…and they are so long… But I am breaking down and purchasing the first book.  Have read the first 5 and I have 2-5 as e-books and I find it so hard to pick up and stick with an ebook.

Pride: What book or books do you bring up when you want to sound like an intellectual reader?

I really don’t do this.  I was criticized when I was a teenager for some of the books that I liked to read. “It wasn’t normal” It is only in the past few years that I have found people to really talk to about books.

Lust: What attributes do you find most attractive in your characters?

I love characters that are strong and witty.

Envy: What books would you most like to receive as a gift?

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls by Emilie Autumn
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Wrath: What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

The one that comes it to mind is Sarah J Maas.  I really like reading her books but there are some things that just drive me crazy.

If you want to do this please feel tagged.  And to those, I tag please do not feel obligated to do this if you do not want to.

I am going to tag:

Nicole @ The BookWorm Drinketh

Marina @ Books of Magic

Sophie @ Beware Of The Reader

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New Releases

Waiting On Wednesday: Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller

Waiting On Wednesday was a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each Wednesday you got to highlight a book that you were really looking forward to. Unfortunately, the original creator is no longer able to host the meme and it has now linked up with Can’t Wait Wednesday over at Wishful Endings.

This week I’ve chosen: Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller

Ruin of Stars
As Opal, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and most importantly the ability to hunt the lords who killed their family. But Sal has to figure out who the culprits are before putting them down. Which means trying to ignore the fact that Elise is being kept a virtual prisoner, and that the queen may have ulterior motives.

And the tales coming out of north are baffling. Talk of dark spirits, missing children, and magic abound. As Sal heads north toward their ruined homeland and the lords who destroyed everything, they learn secrets and truths that can’t be ignored.

Expected publication: August 7th, 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire

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Read Along

It’s a Parasolverse Read-Along

Good Day, All!

Okay so who is up for a read-along?  I am going to host a Gail Carriger Parasolverse read-along.  What is the Parasolverse you may be wondering? Well, let me tell you it is my favorite fictional place to live. The Parasolverse is a steampunk world with comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance. If you want to look into this more please see Gail’s website.

So how is this going to work?

We will read one book a month and post a review on the last Thursday of every month. If you do not have a blog and you want to join in no worries you can post your review on Goodreads, Bookbub, or amazon.   We will be reading these in chronological order, not publication order. I reached out to Gail on Twitter and she confirmed the list below.  At the End/Beginning of each month, I will post the next book and the dates, so no worries you will not have to remember them.  However, for those planners among us below will be a full schedule. I am sending this out now to see how many people want to join in! Even though these are all in one world there are three different series, so if you want to jump in at a certain point or jump out that is fine too!

How to join in?

Anyone who wants to join in just Comment below, or reach out on Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram or through my contacts page. I would like to have a list of everyone that wants to join in so that when I send out the post for each month everyone we can add links to each other’s posts.

I created a Goodreads group if you are interested in joining in there and talking back and forth about the books as you read them.

The Curious Case (if you are a completionist and want to read everything this is a novella 36 pages no review required I am doing this in July)

Etiquette & Espionage
Start Date:
August 1, 2018
Post Review: August 30, 2018

Curtsies & Conspiracies
Start Date: September 1, 2018
Post Review: September 27, 2018

Waistcoats & Weaponry
Start Date:
October 1, 2018
Post Review: October 25 ,2018

Manners & Mutiny
Start Date:
November 1, 2018
Post Review: November 29, 2018

Poison or Protect
Start Date:
December 1, 2018
Post Review: December 27, 2018

Soulless
Start Date:
January 1, 2019
Post Review: 
January 31, 2019

Changeless
Start Date: February 1, 2019
Post Review: 
February 28, 2019

Blameless
Start Date: March 1, 2019
Post Review: 
March 28, 2019

Heartless
Start Date: April 1, 2019
Post Review: 
April 25, 2019

Timeless
Start Date: May 1, 2019
Post Review: 
May 30, 2019

Romancing the Inventor
Start Date: June 1, 2019
Post Review: 
June 27, 2019

Prudence
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Post Review: 
June 25, 2019

Imprudence
Start Date: August 1, 2019
Post Review: 
August 29, 2019

Romancing the Werewolf
Start Date: September 1, 2019
Post Review: 
September 26, 2019

Competence
Start Date: October 1, 2019
Post Review: 
October 31, 2019

How to Marry A Werewolf
Start Date: November 1, 2019
Post Review: 
November 28, 2019

Reticence
Start Date: December 1, 2019
Post Review: 
December 26, 2019

Marine Biology
Start Date: January 1, 2020
Post Review: 
January 30, 2020

The Sumage Solution
Start Date: February 1, 2020
Post Review: 
February 27, 2020

The Omega Objection
Start Date: March 1, 2020
Post Review: 
March 26, 2020

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Memes

Top 5 Tuesday – Series I want to finish in 2018

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the Bionic Book Worm.  This weeks topic is a free week, so I chose the 5 series that I want to finish this year.

 

The Tudor Witch Trilogy by Victoria Lamb
Witchstruck (Read)
Witchfall
Witchrise

 

The Grishaverse Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo 
Shadow and Bone (Read)
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising

 

The Falconer Series by Elizabeth May
The Falconer (read and need to re-read to continue)
The Vanishing Throne
The Fallen Kingdom

 

Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes
Falling Kingdoms (Read)
Rebel Spring (Read)
Gathering Darkness (Read)
Frozen Tides (Read)
Crystal Storm
Immortal Reign

 

Flame in the Mist Duology by Renee Ahdieh
Flame in the Mist
Smoke in the Sun

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TBR

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? June 18, 2018

It's Monday What are you reading.pngGood Morning!

It’s the start of another week.  It’s Monday! What are you Reading is hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind.

Last Weeks Books:

Edgar Allan Poe The Strange Man Standing
Edgar Allan Poe: The Strange Man Standing Deep in the Shadows by Charlotte Montague
4 Stars

Poe is viewed as the ultimate doomed romantic whose last days are shrouded in sordid mystery. His life was a disaster, but his achievements in writing are amazing. He is widely recognized as father of the modern short story, inventor of the detective story and the master of horror.

150 years after his death, Charlotte Montague has written a fascinating account of Poe’s life and times. In the process, she uncovers a strange man, standing deep in the shadows, whose macabre stories and twisted plots changed literature forever.

Circe UK


Circe 
by Madeline Miller
4 Stars

When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist. 

Circe is the daughter of Helios, the sun god, and Perse, a beautiful naiad. Yet from the moment of her birth, she is an outsider in her father’s halls, where the laughter of gossiping gods resounds. Named after a hawk for her yellow eyes and strange voice, she is mocked by her siblings – until her beloved brother Aeëtes is born.

Yet after her sister Pasiphae marries King Midas of Crete, Aeëtes is whisked away to rule his own island. More isolated than ever, Circe, who has never been divine enough for her family, becomes increasingly drawn to mortals – and when she meets Glaucus, a handsome young fisherman, she is captivated. Yet gods mingle with humans, and meddle with fate, at their peril.

In Circe, Madeline Miller breathes life once more into the ancient world, with the story of an outcast who overcomes scorn and banishment to transform herself into a formidable witch. Unfolding on Circe’s wild, abundant island of Aiaia, where the hillsides are aromatic with herbs, this is a magical, intoxicating epic of family rivalry, power struggles, love and loss – and a celebration of female strength in a man’s world.

Grayghost
Grayghost
 by Tamara Grantham
4 Stars

It’s been four years since Olive Kennedy sealed the portals between Earth and Faythander. Four years that she’s been living on Earth, working as a consultant to the Houston PD. It helps keep her mind off other things—like being separated from her husband and her dragon king stepfather.

Her ex, Brent Sanchez, works with her on the police force and helps her solve crimes. His friendship is a comfort—but also a reminder of what she’s missing. Everything changes when Olive discovers a broken mirror at a murder scene. It contains magic, and although it shouldn’t exist, it could be used as a portal to Faythander. Dark forces are at work, and the one person she wants by her side to help her is literally a world away. Olive will stop at nothing to solve the murder and return to the only place she calls home.

 

Current Reads:

Practical Magic
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman.

For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: as children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape.

One will do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they share will bring them back—almost as if by magic…

Hunting Prince Dracula
Hunting Prince Dracula
 by Kerri Maniscalco

In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Kerri Maniscalco’s haunting #1 debut Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?

Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.

But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

What are your reading plans this week?

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