Research 101: 5 Tips for Writing About Fictional Technology

I am in the process of doing research for my NaNo project, The Seeker’s Core. I plan to try my hand at Sci-fi fantasy this time around. It will still be in the young adult target audience. I’ve been struggling with the concept of technology when it comes to this series. I got all the cool gadgets and ships. I just need to figure out to incorporate it into my writing. I tend to focus a lot of characters and their main values. This won’t be any different here. I haven’t even decided if I am going to write in third person like I normally do or if I will try my hand at first person. Check out this article I found that helps break down five tips to writing about fictional technology.

5 Tips for Writing About Fictional Technology

Author Julie Hyzy uses examples from popular books and films that incorporate fictional technology to understand what makes for appealing, believable tech-dependent stories. 

Have you ever walked through doors that whooshed open at your approach? Sent an email? Texted a friend? Had your temperature by a touchless thermometer? Going back a bit deeper, have you ever watched a movie on your TV? Listened to music on a record player? Driven a car? Flicked a switch to make the lights come on?

We’re living a sci-fi reality that our great-grandparents likely never imagined. We regularly interact with technology that, at some point in in history, was considered unattainable. Perhaps even foolish or absurd. The stuff of imaginative fiction.

But, as they often do, clever people came up with ways to bring these outlandish ideas to life.

Which is why I’m always surprised when readers—all of whom carry cell phones, own computers, and travel by air—shake their heads and say, “I don’t like science fiction.”

When I ask why not, they usually tell me that they don’t enjoy stories that they don’t understand, or that SF is too tech-y for their tastes. Continue reading…

Tarzinëa Revealed: The Purpose of Hair

Today I am going to talk about a special character that appears in one of my stories. It is an upcoming release but she will appear in many publications. She is by far one of the most important people in the queen’s life. I do have an article that shows some fun facts about hair in the medieval era and what it symbolized. Check it out below thanks to Modern Medievalism.


“Scissors or Sword?” Why medieval men might choose death over a haircut

The precise sentiments attached to hair have fluctuated over the medieval period; after all, we are talking about a thousand years and hundreds of cultures; but for the most part, a full head of hair was typically associated with privilege and power. We see that the Merovingian kings preferred to lose their heads rather than their hair, because a haircut was a sign of humiliation, even the loss of the claims to kingship. 
Very occasionally, I’m asked why I don’t get a haircut. Depending on the mood and context, I give a different answer. “I save money on haircuts” or “my girlfriend would be cross if I did” both work in a pinch, and both are true. But there’s a more reasoned motive as well. Four years of service in the U.S. Army forced me to rack up quite a bill on haircuts over time for the sake of a “neat, uniform appearance”. The idea of military service in the modern age involves a complete breakdown of a recruit’s personality in order to make him a dependable member of a cohesive unit in life-and-death situations. The original rationale for these ridiculously short haircuts came from preventative measures against lice in the trenches of the First World War. So many men of the western world served in the Great War that military fashion dictated style even among civilians. Trench warfare has long since slipped into irrelevance, but the haircuts remain to impose a uniformity among the ranks. I dare say it’s something like a mark of slavery, akin to the the letters SPQR tattooed on the arm of a soldier in the ancient Roman legions. Whether it’s a tattoo or a high-and-tight, it visibly marks you as property of the government. Continue Reading…


Mincy the Queen’s Hairdresser

Mincy is a shy easy going girl that spends most of her time in the queen’s chambers making sure the queen looks her best. Queen Sarah has know talent when it comes to making her hair look good so Mincy is a life saver. She also helps with Princess Kerowyné’s hair on special occasions.

However when it comes to the king’s/prince’s hair they have a young gentlemen due it from the town square. They don’t believe a woman touching the king or the princes so intimately is appropriate. And the queen gets jealous real easy. The only reason the queen gets a special hairdresser is because Mincy is Female.

As for hair styles. Mincy is key on keeping the queen happy. She keep her hair well oiled, brushed, and cleaned to perfection. She is always on call but tends to spend a lot of time coming up with different formulas that can create different effects on hair. In my upcoming release Masquerade Assassin she uses one of these concoctions to turn Kero’s hair black.

Oh Fun Fact: Men cut their hair short when they are in the military so they don’t have it as a liability.

Sneak Peek Tuesday: Journey to Aviad

Welcome back to another awesome Sneak Peek Tuesday. Today I am featuring Christian Fantasy Author Allison D. Reids book, “Journey to Aviad.” This scene is by far one of my favorites from this book and can’t wait to share it with you.

Journey to Aviad

…A twig snapped somewhere in the underbrush behind him. The man lowered his hood and instinctively turned to peer back down the path. Cursing the darkness under his breath, he listened intently for a moment. Unable to see, and hearing nothing more, he continued on, walking at a faster pace than before. Another twig snapped, from somewhere to the right this time. He withdrew an arrow from his quiver and held it ready in his hand. His senses were all on edge now as he broke into a run, only to hear more sounds of movement from somewhere ahead of him. He was being surrounded, by what he could only guess. He veered to the left, off the footpath, running erratically in the direction of a small stream he had crossed earlier. Any hope to shake his pursuers was futile; the noose they had drawn around him had already tightened. The man was quickly surrounded by a pack of wild beasts, larger than wolves, with red glowing eyes and fiery breath. Leading them was an enormously tall figure with an antlered helm who carried a staff taller than himself. 

The man raised his bow and released as many arrows as he could into their midst, unsure if such beasts could even be harmed by them. He screamed as they set upon him, their teeth and claws tearing through his leather armor and into his flesh. But there was more at stake than his life. That was the difficult message he had received in prayer the night before. Perhaps his demise was fated, yet there still might be hope if he could only get to the stream. In spite of the agonizing pain, he rammed his way through the beasts, pulling a small cloth-wrapped object from beneath his shirt. The rain stopped and the clouds thinned. His prayer had been answered after all. The sun had not yet risen, but the moon still shone bright enough to reflect off the surface of the stream. He could see it now, bubbling and flashing not much farther ahead of him.

The man dashed toward the stream with the last of his strength. He dropped his bow, and frantically unwrapped the object. He flung it into the rushing water just as the beasts brought him to the ground with such force that his helm flew off. For a brief instant the moonlight caught the object’s silvery surface, flashing so brightly that he was blinded by it. His last moment of awareness was filled with hope as the creatures around him shrieked in painful fear of its brilliance…

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Tarzinëa Revealed: The King’s Steward & Lady of Staff

Research:

During the medieval era, village stewards represented the lord, effectively controlling the town or city. They were answerable to the lord. In castles, stewards managed the castle’s finances, ran general household administration and organized large events. They were also referred to as seneschals.

Although medieval stewards were servants, they wielded a great deal of power. Particularly large estates, such as the king’s, sometimes divided the responsibilities between two stewards, with one overseeing the household and the other assigned to administrative duties. In villages, stewards might be called upon for judicial matters. When lords left, whether for business or pleasure, they left their stewards in charge, which emphasizes their role as trustworthy and loyal servants who acted in the best interests of their masters. Read more…


Tarzinëa

Castle life is crazy when it comes to being the King and Queen. So King Tyler appointed not only his most loyal of friends but his wife too. The head steward is Lord Tomas Masters and the Lady of Staff is Trilla Masters. She is also the number one Lady in waiting for the Queen.

Tomas – He is a cunning friend that keeps the King on his toes. When he isn’t required amongst the others in court he is off doing his King’s bidding. He does a great job keeping the castle together and keeping all staff happy. He works hand in hand with Demetri on a regular basis. Demetri is the King’s advisor.

Trilla – She is a strong independent woman that always needs to keep busy. Which is great for the Queen because she doesn’t want anything to do with managing the staff. Trilla keeps everyone working and sure supplies are kept maintained. She sees her husband on occasion but they both love what they do and pledged to their Queen and King.

Sneak Peek Tuesday: A Father’s Protection

Welcome to the first Sneak Peek Tuesday. Today I am providing a sneak peek of one of my short stories titled: “A Father’s Protection”. I just recently did a rewrite on this story and published it to the masses. This story is also included in the Tales of Ferrês bundle book.

A Father’s Protection

…DarkDeath looked around the lake and took in the magnificent scenery. Trees circled him and towered high into the sky. Flowers sprang up from the sides of boulders all around the lake. The waterfall was the centerpiece, cascading downward over moss-covered rocks. Mist flew up into the air, glittering in the sunlight. He thought about climbing to the top of the waterfall and wondered what it would feel like to jump into its dark depths. Fire sparked in his eyes. Yeah, a dip sounds nice right about now. In two giant leaps he stood on top of the cliff, looking down upon the water below. A scent familiar to him carried on the breeze. DarkDeath looked out to see a black wolf drawing closer to his location. The black wolf with a white moon crest across her chest stepped up to the pool of water. BlackMoon sat down and looked up at him in all his glory. She tilted her head to the side and cocked an ear. Looks like I get to have an audience.

He backed up a few yards, then crouched down with his rear end up in the air. His nails dug into the rock and he lunged forward. DarkDeath sped to the edge and leaped with all his strength, flying through the air until the water collided with his body. By the goddess this is ice-cold! It seeped into his fur and went up his nose. DarkDeath’s lungs burned as he fought his way towards the surface. He finally broke through, gasping for air then panting like crazy to bring his racing heart back to a steady speed. His head stayed above water as he treaded over to where his daughter sat. That wasn’t the best of decisions.

BlackMoon’s tail wagged as he approached. His paws hit the grass, and he dug his nails into the ground to pull himself free of the water. She stepped back to give him room. Probably a good idea since I need to do this. He smiled as he shook his entire body. Water sprayed everywhere, and BlackMoon was the victim of his assault. DarkDeath let loose a hearty laugh as BlackMoon crouched to her stomach and covered her head with her paws. “Why did you do that?”

“Need to dry off somehow.”…

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October 2020 Progress Report

Things have been hectic over on my end for months. I have been trying to build up my writing stamina to increase the amount I put out each month. I’ve been neglecting my blog and find that it is time I try to start posting again.

What has been happening:

First off, the boys started pre-school, so that means I get seven hours of free time. I’ve been using that time to write and do things around my apartment. I’ve even joined a gym to try to get myself healthy. I hurt my back the other week so I was unable to go, but lucky it didn’t stop me from writing.

If you are a member of my street team you know about my writing goals and accomplishments, because I share them with you as I complete them. The month before last, I decided to set my goal for 10k and managed to make it. I was so proud. That I decided to try for 15k in September. I was 2k shy of my goal but that is okay. This month I decreased my goal down to 10k because I have to outline and get “The Seeker’s Core” ready for NaNo, next month. I’m supper excited for this project.

What have I been writing?

I’ve been hard at work pushing through the chapters of “Gargoyle Sighted”. I managed to get far enough ahead I don’t have to worry about falling behind. In September I switched my focus over to the, Tales of Tarza series. I managed to write the first story within a month period. It was a total of 21k. I am still doing edits on it and plan to have that sent off to Allison to edit by the end of October. As for October I plan to switch back to “Gargoyle Sighted” for my writing. When I’m not doing that I will be working on the content for “The Seeker’s Core.”

I’m supper excited to start this new book. I’ve got the outline done just have to get it into my dabble writer software. Been kind of tricky because I am still learning how to use dabble’s plot grid. It was a learning process that turned into two hours of work the other night.

Big News!!!!

October is my birthday month. I am thinking about doing a sale on “Tales of Ferrês” or another giveaway. I will let you all know as my birthday draws near.

I hope everyone has been having a good show of things over the last few months. Please forgive me for going a-wall on all of you. I promise to update this blog more in the future. Hope you have a spectacular October with plenty of candy and spooky stories.

~K.M.

Child of Destiny Book Tour

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday. I got a special treat for you featuring YA Fantasy author M.K. Adams book, “Child of Destiny”. Check it out below and you might find you have a new book to enjoy this coming weekend.


Child of Destiny
The Rising Saga Book 1
by M.K. Adams
Genre: YA Fantasy
A young orphan on the run from the King. A warlock with the power to protect her. And, the fighter holding them together.
The Rive, a realm ruled by the iron grip of a war-hungry King, is on the brink of rebellion and Lyvanne, a young girl who has witnessed a vision of his downfall, is the key to victory, whether she wants to be involved or not.
Forced to leave her loved ones behind, her life becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse. With the King willing to stop at nothing if it means finding the one who threatens his reign. But when a defiant insurgent group known as The Spring takes her into their protection, Lyvanne is offered something she never could have dreamed of before. The chance to fight back, the chance to make a difference.
Embark on a journey of self-discovery and political upheaval as a common street rat takes the first steps of her great journey along the paths of love, magic, and war.

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M.K.Adams is a new author within the fantasy genre. He works in politics by trade but writing is where the heart lies, and he’s been concocting worlds and stories since he was a child. He carried out his degree at the University of Kent, Canterbury, before moving into the private sector in London.
M.K. also has an unhealthy obsession with collecting Funko Pops and can often be found listening to the Lord of the Rings soundtrack when locked away working on his next novel. An avid reader of fantasy and all its sub-genres, M.K. is always on the lookout for the next great story.
Able to find inspiration in the smallest of details he is a firm believer that creating new worlds from scratch is one of the most fulfilling past-times. That belief also led him to the world of Dungeons and Dragons, a hobby that he believes perfectly compliments the creative outpouring of working on a new fantasy novel.
His favourite author is J.R.R.Tolkien, and he found great inspiration when he visited Tolkien’s hometown (and local pub!) in Oxford.
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Book Review: Dead End

The finale is here to the Kiera Hudson Series Two. I have been dying to get to this point for a while now. Having ten books in a series is hard on a reader, hate to imagine how it is on the writer. As a reader, it gets to where you are dying to find out the ending. But, then you look at the list of books and think I can’t skip any or I won’t understand the ending. So, it drives the reader nuts and makes them hungry to finish each book. I would like to say it is a good thing I have Kindle Unlimited for these series of books or I would be bankrupt trying to keep up with all the books.

The Review

Kiera, Murphy and the other half-breeds are on the attack. They end up not fairing as well as they should. When Kiera faces off against an old foe, she comes to realize the choice the elders lay before her. Will she save her friends from the life they live? The final book in this series is by far the most climatic.

I loved this book to high heaven. Not only did Tim O’Rourke tie up all the loose ends with precise precision, he left you hungry for the next series. The ending is heart breaking but the story to get there is magnificent. I by far enjoyed watching each character evolve in this book and take the lead. It was especially refreshing to see Kayla take hold of her life and take revenge for a past event forced upon her. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read an epic battle unfold—along with anyone eager to read a series for anyone eager to read books with a complexity to them.  

Ranking: 5 out of 5 stars!


The Book

DEAD ENDDead End

Fighting for her friends and fighting for her life, Kiera Hudson must finally unravel the pushed world and its secrets. But most of all, Kiera must make her choice. A choice that she fears will change everything and the lives of her friends forever.Does Kiera have the heart to choose them or choose for them?’Dead End’ – the heart pounding conclusion to ‘Kiera Hudson Series Two’.

Dead End is Book Ten of The Kiera Hudson Series Two. The finale to Series Two!

FREE on Kindle Unlimited or $2.99 to Purchase.

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About the Author

Tim O’Rourke is an obsessive writer, spending eight hours a day, five days a week hunched over his laptop, completely immersed in the worlds he has created in his own imagination.

In the real world, Tim lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife, three sons and a cat.

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Tangled Fae Series Blog Tour

Happy Friday! Only 1 more day until fireworks to celebrate our countries independence. I thought I would start off the celebrating by sharing this awesome YA Fantasy Romance series by Sarah K.L. Wilson. If you didn’t have any plans for this weekend I bet you do now with these awesome books. Check them out below.

Fae Hunter
Tangled Fae Book 1
by Sarah K.L. Wilson
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance 
 

You’re the most wicked thing I’ve ever met.”

From USA Today bestselling author Sarah K. L. Wilson comes a deliciously trope-filled young adult romantic fantasy about a viciously funny mortal girl and her quest to hunt, trap, and conquer powerful fae.
I was born to hunt. I was born to protect.
But this is the one creature I wasn’t trained to kill.
The fae are sneaking into our little town. They stole my sister. They stole my sight. And now they’re going to steal everything else … unless I stop them. Isn’t that so charming?
I don’t care that they’re pretty. I don’t care that to them lies are truth, power is sustenance, and every action ripples into violence. I’m not going to let their glamor fool me. I’m going to use it to fuel me as I bring them down.
But the town is turning against me, and I’m losing allies one by one. I need a secret weapon to use against them and I need to be brave enough to use it … whatever the cost.
Can one mortal girl stop all of the Faewald?
I’m going to have to try.
For lovers of The Cruel Prince and An Enchantment of Ravens comes a world of violent fae, trickery, and magic. Grab the first book of the Tangled Fae series today!
**Get it FREE July 15th – 20th!!**
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Fae Captive
Tangled Fae Book 2 
 

Think you could craft the perfect bargain?

From USA Today bestselling author Sarah K. L. Wilson comes the second book in this stunning new fantasy series.
Allie Hunter thought all she had to do was make an exchange to buy back her father’s life. She was wrong. Mortals are so often wrong about the Faewald. Usually, that kills them, or mires them in bargains that will suck their life out sip by sip.
With Allie caught in a cage and the Fae she had once tormented her new captor, can she strike the right bargain to save everything she loves?
For lovers of The Cruel Prince and An Enchantment of Ravens comes a world of violent fae royals, trickery, and magic. Grab the second book of this hot new series today!
**Only .99cents July 15th – 18th!!**
 
 
Fae Nightmare
Tangled Fae Book 3 
 

The hunt is on.

Allie Hunter has lost ten years in the blink of an eye.
But though the town she left has changed, some things – the worst things – remain exactly the same.
As Allie battles conflicting loyalties, the censure of the town, and her own broken family, she begins to realize that she might be the only one standing in the way of a war between fae and mortals.
Can she possibly craft a trap good enough to stop the coming fae army?
For lovers of The Cruel Prince and An Enchantment of Ravens comes a world of violent fae royals, trickery, and magic. Grab the third book of this hot new series today!
 
 
Fae Pursuit
Tangled Fae Book 4 
 

Allie Hunter is playing a dangerous game for mortals.

From USA Today bestselling author Sarah K. L. Wilson comes a deliciously trope-filled young adult romantic fantasy about a viciously funny mortal girl and her quest to hunt, trap, and conquer powerful fae.
Allie thought she was saving her own mortality and stopping the Fae incursion when she killed the Balance – one of four Fae roles – and took a particularly essential Fae as her captive.
But Allie didn’t think through the consequences. Now, she has one of the four roles of the Faewald. A role she must fulfill by force of magic.
Worse, the Blood Moon has risen in the Faewald and that means it is the time of the Wild Hunt.
Can Allie find a way to save her people while fleeing the Wild Hunt and fighting against a magic that seeks to control her?
It’s still just one mortal girl against the Faewald, but now the stakes couldn’t be higher.
For lovers of The Cruel Prince and An Enchantment of Ravens comes a world of violent fae, trickery, and magic. Grab the fourth book of the Tangled Fae series today!
 
 
Fae Conquerer
Tangled Fae Book 5 
 

She can conquer the Fae – but at what cost?

From USA Today bestselling author Sarah K. L. Wilson comes this thrilling conclusion to a deliciously trope-filled young adult romantic fantasy series about a viciously funny mortal girl and her quest to hunt, trap, and conquer powerful fae.
Allie had an army, allies, and a plan, but with all of those things slipping through here fingers she is being driven further and further toward a path she hadn’t planned to take and a choice she didn’t want to make.
How selfless is Allie, really? Would she give her own life to save her people … and her new husband?
Or will she have to carve out another way forward? And what might that way cost her?
For lovers of The Cruel Prince and An Enchantment of Ravens comes a world of violent fae, trickery, and magic. Grab the thrilling conclusion of the Tangled Fae series today!
 
 
USA Today bestselling author, Sarah K. L. Wilson writes young adult fantasy books about little people in big worlds who face the darkness and don’t back down.
Sarah hails from the rocky Canadian Shield in Northern Ontario – learning patience and tenacity from the long months of icy cold – where she lives with her husband and two small boys. You might find her building fires in her woodstove and wishing she had a dragon handy to light them for her.
 
 
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Giveaway #1:
Complete Hardcover set of the books
(US only, international winner gets an ebook set)
 
 
Giveaway #2:
$15 Amazon 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

By Sea & Sky Blog Tour

Happy Monday everyone. I hope everyone is enjoying today. Today I am featuring my first Pirate book for you all and it is by Antoine Bandele. This Fantasy Adventure, Pirates book looks awesome and I hope you all enjoy this spotlight.

By Sea & Sky
The Sky Pirate Chronicles Book 1
by Antoine Bandele
Genre: Fantasy Adventure, Pirates
With no magic, no brawn, and no pirate crew, Zala seeks to steal back the one treasure that matters to her most: her husband.
To succeed she needs a ship—and not just any ship, but the latest, secret invention by the Vaaji Empire. An airship.
Zala will have to use her wits to overcome scoundrels and nobles alike on her journey through the clouds.
But if she’s smart enough, she may just have what it takes to save her husband—and go down in history as the first sky pirate.
Delve into a pirate fantasy inspired by the West Indies, The Swahili Coast, and Arabia, where Zala will encounter ruthless raiders, arrogant aristocrats, and imperial secrets.
By Sea & Sky is Antoine Bandele’s sophomore novel, the first in the Sky Pirate Chronicles trilogy, a pirate fantasy.


ANTOINE BANDELE IS AN AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR IN AFRICAN LITERATURE.
He lives in Los Angeles, CA with his girlfriend, where he produces work on YouTube for his own channel and others, such as JustKiddingFilms, Fanalysis, and more. During the summer he is a camp counselor. Whenever he has the time he’s writing his debut series: Tales from Esowon.
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Book Review: Dead Lost

We are getting close to the end of this series. The tension is growing with each book and it gets almost unbearable to get to the ending. Now that Jack has made the ultimate sacrifice a friend is now running free in the world unknown to the others. Potter now faces off against the Photographer and finds his old friends Kayla and Sam. Things get heated as Luke’s betrayals and schemes come to the light.

The Review

Isidor is back thanks to Jack Seth. He is now in search of his true love Melody Rose. What he finds is nothing that he expected. With the vampyrus about to break free into the world to rage war and Potter running ragged. Things seem doomed for our heroes as everything hits the climax.

This book was full of twists, turns and so much excitement. I couldn’t put it down till I finished it in two days’ time. The way Tim O’Rourke continues to keep the story chugging forward with no snags is beyond me. There are so many underlining story-lines that need to get pulled together, and it is fun to watch. Highly recommend this book and this series. Can’t wait to get my hands on the finale.

Ranking: 5 out of 5 stars!


The Book

DEAD LOSTDead Lost

Confronted by the photographer, Potter reluctantly gets caught up in delivering photographs and letters that could either destroy the pushed world or make the wolves stronger. After Jack Seth pushes the lever, Isidor sets off in search of Melody Rose. His journey takes him back to Lake Lure where a series of child murders have been taking place. The murders are believed to have been committed by a winged creature, making Isidor the prime suspect.While both Potter and Isidor hope the journeys they’re taking will push the world back to how it once was, neither of them can truly understand why cracks are forming in the ground…and in the sky above them.

Dead Lost is Book Nine of The Kiera Hudson Series Two.

FREE on Kindle Unlimited or $2.99 to Purchase.

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About the Author

Tim O’Rourke is an obsessive writer, spending eight hours a day, five days a week hunched over his laptop, completely immersed in the worlds he has created in his own imagination.

In the real world, Tim lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife, three sons and a cat.

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The Underworld Saga Blog Tour

Greetings guys and gals. Welcome to another Friday. I got a special treat in store for you all. Today I’m featuring Eva Pohler’s series, The Underworld Saga. It is a YA Paranormal Romance that looks awesome. I think I’m going to get in on this one. Hope you enjoy and gift it some thought it would be an awesome series to start this weekend :).

Thanatos
The Underworld Saga Book 1
by Eva Pohler
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Dive into a world in which the ancient gods of Greece are real.
Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hades—Hypnos (the god of sleep) and Thanatos (the god of death). She thinks she’s manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of death and totally rocking his world.
Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese’s heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give her gifts. Others try to kill her.
The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive.
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Series Trailer
Challenge of Hades
The Underworld Saga Book 2
Thanatos and Therese’s love story continues in the second book of this epic young adult series by USA Today bestselling author Eva Pohler.
Ten agonizing months have gone by since Therese faced off against her parents’ murderer at Mount Olympus, and she suspects Thanatos’s absence is meant to send her a message: go on with your life. She tries to return Pete’s affections even though her heart aches for the god of death. Then she becomes infuriated with Than when he says that he’s “been busy.”
In cahoots with her new friend, who’s gotten in with the Demon Druggies at school, Therese takes a drug that simulates a near-death experience, planning to tell Than off so she can have closure and move on, but things go very, very wrong.
Eventually she learns that Than has been busy searching for a way to make her a god, and he’s found it, but it requires her to complete a set of impossible challenges designed by Hades, who hopes to see her fail.
A New Goddess
The Underworld Saga Book 3
Death is not the worst fate for a goddess.
The Olympians don’t tolerate oath-breakers.
Therese may have finally succeeded in becoming a goddess, but if she wants to remain one, she’ll have to discover her unique purpose and make some allies among the gods. Artemis sends her on a seemingly impossible quest across the world, while Than searches for a way to appease Ares. To make matters worse, Therese’s unborn baby sister’s life depends on the outcome of her quest.
Can Than and Therese finally live the life they’ve dreamed of? Or do the gods have other plans for them?
The House of Hades
The Underworld Saga Book 4
Just when things were looking up for Than and Therese, everything crumbles.
Eighteen-year-old Therese Mills has second thoughts about marrying Thanatos when she learns that no god has ever been faithful to his wife. But before she can move out of Than’s rooms and into Hecate’s, the Underworld is attacked, she and her friends are crushed, the souls are unleashed, and a malevolent goddess threatens to unhinge Mount Olympus.
Hypnos has just made a deal with Hades to have his turn in the Upperworld, but before he can tempt Jen with a kiss, he’s called back to rebind the souls and defend the House of Hades, and he unwittingly puts Jen and her family in harm’s way.
Can Hip, Than, and Therese save the living and the dead?
The Athena Alliance
The Underworld Saga Book 5
She never thought her wedding day would be like this.
When Zeus invites Therese and Thanatos to a party on Mount Olympus in their honor, they and the other gods who have formed the Athena Alliance are immediately suspicious of a trap. They fear Zeus has learned of their desire to free Metis and Cybele and to stand up for all the women he has wronged.
Although Therese recruits Dione, Amphitrite, and others to the Alliance, Pete has unwittingly sabotaged their plans by revealing to Zeus the prophecy from the ghost of Mr. Holt. And now, the day that might have been the most wonderful day of Therese’s life (her wedding day) will be wrought with conflict where someone close to her is fated to die.
Can Therese and the other gods in the Alliance bind the almighty Zeus and restore justice and true democracy among the Olympians? Or will Zeus succeed in swallowing Therese and separating her from Thanatos for all eternity?
Hades’s Promise
The Underworld Saga Book 6
Therese never expected to find herself in Circe’s battlefield again, and this time she fights for things more important than her life.
Before Therese and Thanatos can come to terms with the uncertain future of their unborn twins, Poseidon is attacked and both his wife and trident are stolen.
Therese is forced to deliver her babies in the midst of an all-out war with enemies more powerful than the Olympians.
Hypnos 
The Underworld Saga Book 7
Therese doesn’t like being stuck on the sidelines, especially when the entire pantheon is in trouble.
Hypnos and Jen aren’t married long when they realize something’s missing: they both want to have a child, especially when they see how happy Therese and Than are with their twins. But the creation of new gods is against the rules, and they aren’t willing to give up their immortality.
Hypnos goes to Mount Olympus to offer Zeus a deal. He’ll make it his mission to find out the source of the recent attacks on Gaia–horrible earthquakes that have already released two monsters from the Titan Pit–if Zeus will agree to let him and Jen have one immortal child.
Because the attacks are getting humans killed and none of the other gods have been able to discover a lead, Zeus, in his desperation, agrees. But this new quest just might get Hypnos swallowed and trapped for all eternity, and there seems to be nothing Therese and Than can do to stop it.
Hunting Prometheus
The Underworld Saga Book 8
Hermie and Hestie never asked to be demigods.
Unlike others of their kind, they aren’t interested in going on quests and being the center of a world-changing prophecy. But when Zeus learns of Apollo’s vision–of the twins finding Prometheus, Zeus’s number one enemy–the hunt for Prometheus begins.
Zeus and his allies want to bind Prometheus and to kill the twins before their threat of a revolution becomes a possibility. If Hermie and Hestie don’t find the Titan first, they have no chance of fulfilling their destiny or of surviving Zeus’s threat against them.
Storming Olympus
The Underworld Saga Book 9
The rebellion led by Hades prepares to storm Mount Olympus.
But their every move is sabotaged. Morpheus is torn between his allegiance to his Underworld family and the oath he swore to Zeus under duress. Forced to play both sides, Morpheus sees no hope for the rebellion.
Hermie and Hestie share Morpheus’s despair. Although Poros turned them into gods, the transformation has only heightened Hermie’s debilitating fears. And even Hestie’s fierce determination isn’t enough to overcome her trust issues.
As the gods square off, how can one identify the friend from the foe?
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Persephone
An Underworld Saga Prequel
 
Unrest brews among gods and mortals alike when Hades makes a deal with the Fates to end his loneliness in the Underworld.
But when Persephone proposes to conspire with him in a plot against Demeter, things get out of hand.
Find out the truth of how Hades and Persephone met and fell in love and the impact it had on the rest of the pantheon in the throes of the Trojan War. Learn how their children–Hypnos, Thanatos, Megaera, Tisiphone, Alecto, and Melinoe–came into being. Discover why they were assigned their respective duties as Sleep, Death, the Furies, and the goddess of ghosts. Find out the real reason why the Olympians possessed such profound disdain for these Underworld gods.
This prequel to The Underworld Saga is more than a retelling of the Persephone myth. Many more of the ancient myths are woven together to reveal the conflict, tension, and relationships among the gods in one of the most beloved pantheons in human history.
Persephone can be read before or after The Underworld Saga, but might be enjoyed best at the end.
Charon’s Quest
An Underworld Saga Novel
The ferryman of the dead is forced to leave the life he’s always known.
​Apollo has had a vision: as the life of each soul flashes before Charon’s eyes, the ferryman ages like an old man. Charon needs to experience his own adventures to become youthful again, or he will soon die. The last thing Charon expects is to fall in love with a mortal woman—someone he can’t take with him when he returns. Charon must decide whether to abandon the love of his life or his duties.While Charon’s Quest shares the world of The Underworld Saga (a bestselling paranormal romance/urban fantasy series), it can be read before or after or anytime in between the rest of the books in the saga.
 
Eva Pohler is a USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five novels in multiple genres, including mysteries, thrillers, and young adult fantasy. Her books have been described as “addicting” and “sure to thrill”–Kirkus Reviews.
After teaching writing and literature at a university for over twenty years, Eva is now a full time writer in San Antonio, where she lives with her husband, three adult children, and three dogs.
A reader herself, Eva’s stories blur the line between reality and fantasy, truth and delusion, and draw from Eva’s personal philosophy that a reader must be lured and abducted into complete captivity in order to enjoy the reading experience.
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The Silver Fae Series Blog Tour

Happy Friday! I hope you have great plans for this weekend. If you are in the market for a knew series to read, you are in luck. I am a tour host for K.B. Anne’s blog tour featuring her Silver Fae Series. The books sound interesting and make me want to dip my head into them. Hopefully you will take a look at these books and you might even fall in love with them. I absolutely love the covers.

Throne of Silver
The Silver Fae Book 1
by K.B. Anne
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Meet Starr Bishop, the girl next door. Well, if the girl next door can deliver a dropkick to the throat and is possibly supernatural.
A secret organization wants me as an assassin. Me, kill someone? No way. The General also hints that I’m a superior being—whatever the hell that means. But it might explain the strange flickering thing that’s been happening to me lately.
And then there’s Christian, the goth-loner who casts disdainful glares in my direction like it’s his day job. When I go missing, he goes all superhero and finds me. And what’s with his eyes changing shape when he doesn’t think I’m looking at him?
Now there’s this crazy-ass chemistry between us, but I must deny my feelings. Christian is a complication, and my life is complicated enough. If I give in, I could put both of our lives at risk, and I’ve already lost two friends because of the Organization.
But when Christian goes missing, I follow him into a world of deception, lies, and secret realms. No worries. I’ve got this. After all, the General wanted me as an assassin. If I can learn to tap into my true nature, I can kick the Organization’s ass.
The trouble is, the Organization will stop at nothing to pick up their top recruit. Will I figure out what superior being I am before it’s too late?
If you like Linsey Hall, CN Crawford, Chandelle LeVaun, Leia Stone, Michelle Maddow, McKenzie Hunter, and Jaymin Eve, you’ll love the highly addictive Silver Fae series.
Silver Fae Hunter
The Silver Fae Book 2
Fae aren’t real, right? Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself.  But when my grandparents locked me in the library, thanks for that by the way, I remembered things from my childhood, back when my dad was still alive. Things like silver thrones, pointed ears, and fangs.  Christian and I knew we couldn’t fight the Organization on our own. We needed help. Di, a mutual friend and anti-everything is a no-brainer, plus her taser will come in handy. Frank, my absolute best friend will put his life on the line for me. Ben and Coda, not to be outdone by also swore their allegiance. Christian’s the only hold out. He knows what the Organization is capable of and has the beaten body to prove it, but when I want something, I usually get it.  And now, though I keep denying my “other” nature, every time I get angry, each time I feel too much, the flickering happens. My Fae side wants to break out. Will Christian, Frank, Di, and the rest of the team accept me when they find out what I am? Life becomes tense on the Qualla Boundary, sparks fly, and the Organization is about to smash in our door. Inspired by the Eastern Band of Cherokee legends, bestselling author KB Anne weaves a stunning, high-stakes tale of alliances and deceptions, characters who aren’t what they seem, and secrets that could change everything in the urban fantasy Silver Fae trilogy. Check out the new series for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Marie Lu, Shannon Mayer, Linsey Hall, Leia Stone, Michelle Maddow, McKenzie Hunter, Jaymin Eve, and CN Crawford.
Heir of Wings and Shadows
The Silver Fae Book 3
Betrayal cuts deep. A Starr gone. A team betrayed.  You never know who your true friends are until a gun’s pointed at you. One will take a bullet, and the other will pull the trigger. I learned that lesson the hard way.  When the Organization decided they wanted me as an assassin, life took a dive in the deep end. One, I learned I’m a Silverlain and evidently, a faerie princess. Two, there was a secret cult run by Jerry White but somehow related to the Organization and my grandparents who all wanted me as their own personal…I don’t know what. And three, Christian, well Christian betrayed me. I trusted him, believed in him, loved him, and he tossed that love in the garbage and aligned himself with Sami and Jovie instead. Did I mention they’re still alive and want me dead? You’d think I’d sleep easier at night, but not so much. Christian’s betrayal hurt me. I will never give my heart away to anyone ever again, and since I’m jailed by the Organization, I will become the Fae assassin they want me to be. But Treadwell better watch his throat because if I get close to him, I will rip it out myself. Sami is one of my guards. Talk about unfortunate circumstances.. But don’t worry, I’ll create my own team, albeit I won’t be able to trust any of them, but on the plus side, I’ll get my revenge. After all, I am the Heir of Wings and Shadow. Inspired by the Eastern Band of Cherokee legends, bestselling author KB Anne weaves a stunning, high-stakes tale of alliances and deceptions, characters who aren’t what they seem, and secrets that could change everything in the urban fantasy Silver Fae trilogy.   Check out the new series for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Marie Lu, Shannon Mayer, Linsey Hall, Leia Stone, Michelle Maddow, McKenzie Hunter, Jaymin Eve, and CN Crawford.
Silver Shift
A Silver Fae Novella
A part-Cherokee goth loner. A Peroxide Barbie. What possibly could they have in common?
Turns out a whole lot more than crazy-ass chemistry–or is it electricity?
Christian Evergood tries everything to ignore the girl who reminds him of his past, but when Starr goes missing, he must find her. He’ll hide his true nature from her for as long as he can, but eventually he’ll need to tell her. He’ll use stories of his people to lay the groundwork for revealing his secret, but the Organization has other plans for him.
Inspired by the Eastern Band of Cherokee legends, bestselling author KB Anne weaves a stunning, high-stakes tale of alliances and deceptions, characters who aren’t what they seem, and secrets that could change everything in the urban fantasy Silver Fae trilogy. Silver Shift, A Silver Fae Novella, can be read as a prequel, book 1.5, or a standalone.
KB once smashed into a tree while skiing. The accident led to a concussion, a cracked sternum, temporary notoriety as a sixth grader returned from the dead, and the realization that fictionalized accounts are way more interesting than just slipping on the ice.
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Guardians of Erin Blog Tour

It’s the start of another week. And to start the week of great I have a blog tour stop I’m featuring today for Guardians of Erin by Judith Sterling. It is a YA Fantasy, Paranormal series that I think you will enjoy. Check it out you might find your next favorite series to read.

The Cauldron Stirred
Guardians of Erin, Book One
by Judith Sterling
Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal
Ashling Donoghue never dreamed moving to Ireland would rock her perception of reality and plunge her into a mystery that brings legend to life.
At seventeen, she’s never had a boyfriend, but she feels an immediate connection to Aengus Breasal, the son of the wealthy Irishman who’s invited her family to stay at his Killarney estate. For the first time in her life, a guy she likes seems attracted to her.
But Aengus is secretive, with good reason. He and his family are the Tuatha Dé Danann, ageless, mythical guardians adept at shifting between this reality and the magical dimension known as the Otherworld. Evil forces from that world threaten the Breasals, the Donoghues, and all of Ireland. Ashling must open her heart, face her fears, and embrace a destiny greater than she could ever have imagined.
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The Stone Awakened
Guardians of Erin, Book Two
Since moving to Ireland, Ashling Donoghue has tackled one challenge after another. Now the mystery of her parents’ disappearance seems unsolvable. Are they dead or only missing? No one—not even the godlike Breasals—has a clue. Hope and fear war inside her, but she’s determined to find answers and stay strong for her siblings. Even as she hones newfound powers, her banshee-in-training sister Deirdre needs her support.
Ashling could use a little help herself. She’s struggling to navigate her first romance, and while Aengus Breasal stirs her body, mind, and soul, his nemesis Lorcan does too. Both men harbor secrets about her past life as Caer. One has ties to Aoife, the scheming wind demon whose influence is on the rise.
As the Stone of Destiny awakens, so does the conflict within.
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The Sword Unsheathed
Guardians of Erin, Book Three
Ashling Donoghue is no closer to finding her parents than she was the night they disappeared. But hope returns as her brother Kian channels the Sword of Light, revealing past-life secrets and truths long suppressed.
The more she learns, the greater she fears the darkness that drowns the Netherworld also drives her. Is Aengus her true love, or is it Lorcan? Does her future wait in shadow or the light?
One point is clear: the threads of her past-self are woven inextricably into the tapestry of her soul. An impossible choice looms before her, and all the while, evil is poised to strike.
Judith Sterling is an award-winning author whose love of history and passion for the paranormal infuse everything she writes. Whether penning medieval romance (The Novels of Ravenwood) or young adult paranormal fantasy (the Guardians of Erin series), her favorite themes include true love, destiny, time travel, healing, redemption, and finding the hidden magic which exists all around us. She loves to share that magic with readers and whisk them far away from their troubles, particularly to locations in the British Isles. Her nonfiction books, written under Judith Marshall, have been translated into multiple languages. She has an MA in linguistics and a BA in history, with a minor in British Studies. Born in that sauna called Florida, she craved cooler climes, and once the travel bug bit, she lived in England, Scotland, Sweden, Wisconsin, Virginia, and on the island of Nantucket. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and their identical twin sons.
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Sister Witches Blog Tour

Happy Friday, hope all is well in your days of covid-19. Life sucks being isolated to the apartment with the kids. If it wasn’t for books to read I would probably go nuts watching kids cartoons. Today I am showcasing Coralie Moss’ Sister Witches series. You got to love Urban Fantasy witches that kick major butt. Check them out below and perhaps you might find a knew series to binge read over the weekend.

Once Blessed, Thrice Cursed
Sister Witches Book 1
by Coralie Moss
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Clementine Brodeur must untangle her dead mother’s legacy before the clock runs out. ​ My name is Clementine and my magic is making me lose sleep. My two sisters and I have forty-eight hours to find someone our talented mother could not. If we don’t succeed, someone will die.  My magic allows me to see memories the dead leave behind–which forces me to relive the moment my mother was attacked by fae.  I must tell my sisters what I’ve seen, because I know what we need to do. Except I’m afraid they’re done with my “leap now, look later” escapades. They’ve had my back for over twenty years. Why wouldn’t they have it now?  
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Demon Lines
Sister Witches Book 2
Clementine Brodeur has found her fated mate, and is now pursued by a three-faced killer. I wasn’t expecting to meet Laszlo Arkadi the same day I discovered my family was built on secrets. My deceased mother? On the face of it, she was a matchmaker for witches seeking love. Concealed from her daughters, she risked her life freeing enslaved Magicals. My father? He wasn’t there for me. And since my mother’s death, he’s been trying to join her on the other side. As for my oldest sister? I suspect she’s an assassin. Now I’ve bonded with my ice demon, Prince Laszlo, he’s taking me to the Reformed Realm to meet his parents. Turns out, there’s more to meeting the Queen than simply learning to curtsy.  I just want to catch a break from family drama–mine and his. That royal ball Laszlo and I are required to attend? The invited guests think the prince is still single. The uninvited guests intend to escape with the realm’s most vulnerable Magicals.  I have to follow my instincts. Only now I’m bound to another. Can Laszlo and I merge our magics? Can we challenge a tyrant who envisions a world with many of us in cages?  
The Scarab Eater’s Daughter
Sister Witches Book 3
Alderose Brodeur must avenge more than her parents’ deaths. I use my muscles more than my magic. I have to. My father learned the hard way that magic can be sucked dry. He made certain I knew a good right hook is priceless, and to keep my blades sharp. He’s dead now. My two sisters and I are talking again. But there’s so much Clementine and Beryl don’t know about me–and there’s no time for a girls’ night out. The three of us must go up against Lionel Vigne, the same fae who brought down our parents. We know he’s hiding in the French Alps. He’s on the cusp of forcefully breeding rare Magicals, the crime that got him banished from fae lands. I want to complete my mother’s mission on my own. Do I blend the metal in my blood with my blades and use brute force to end Lionel’s tyranny? Or, if I truly am the Scarab Eater’s Daughter, do I put down my blades and let my magic act as a lure?
Coralie Moss loves everyday heroines and complicated witches, layered magic and earthly moments, and will always believe in the power of love. Whether she’s writing Urban Fantasy or Contemporary Romance, her characters get her up in the morning and Assam tea keeps her going. She lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia with her HEA, their son, and two globe-trotting rescue cats.
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