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Witch’s Fire is now available and I love this little book so much! I hope you check it out and leave a review! Reviews help so much!
Welcome to Hawthorne.
A town. A home. A sanctuary.
It’s a land of magic, where traditions run deep. Governed by an ancient coven, it’s a place where supernaturals and humans can live in peace.
Brianna has been groomed to become the next coven’s leader since the day she was born. As the eldest sister, she is knowledgeable in the ways of her people. Strong and reliable, she has only one flaw: she has no active magic.
Mark has been called to Hawthorne by the coven’s leaders. With the Ancients rising from their slumber, every powerful witch is needed. But neither Mark nor Brianna realize that what they need more is each other.
They are like oil and water. Two pieces from two different puzzles. But in order to defeat the latest big and bad, they will have to work together.
And maybe, just maybe, they’ll discover that opposites do attract and anything is possible with an open mind and a little magic.
The day is here! The Skazka Chronicles trilogy is COMPLETE!!!!
I’m so beyond excited and terrified to share this book with you. I love it to pieces, and I hope you do too! Calista has been through so much, but I couldn’t be prouder of her and the woman she has become. She has taught me so many lessons and even though I’m sad to say goodbye, I know she will continue to make me proud.
ALL the books in the trilogy are only 99 cents! So if you’ve been looking for a next binge read, this is your time!!!
𝑹𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑴𝒂𝒋𝒚𝒌 (𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒌𝒂𝒛𝒌𝒂 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒔, #1)
𝑴𝒂𝒋𝒚𝒌 𝑹𝒆𝒃𝒐𝒓𝒏 (𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒌𝒂𝒛𝒌𝒂 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒔, #2)
𝑴𝒂𝒋𝒚𝒌 𝑹𝒆𝒄𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒅 (𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒌𝒂𝒛𝒌𝒂 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒔, #3)
Thank you, for coming on this journey with me! I have so much more planned, so I hope you stay tuned!
That’s right darlings! Majyk Reclaimed is right around the corner and you can preorder for 99 cents today!!!
More links to come!!!
I’m so excited about this book!
The time has finally come! Feast your eyes on the cover of the next book in the Skazka Chronicles!!! I’m beyond in love with this cover and I think you will be too!
ISN’T IT SO GORGEOUS!!!!!??????????????
And now for the full wrap!
I love. I LOVE SO HARD!
This is no happy fairy tale…the battle is raging and the fate of Skazka hangs in the balance.
Calista has given up everything. Her heart. Her choice. Her freedom.
Surrounded by enemies at every side, the fate of the kingdom lies on her shoulders. After the invasion, the people of Skazka are scared and it’s up to Calista to lead them to safety. But how can she do so when everything about her is a lie. She is not fit to rule the kingdom and the land knows it.
While the evil enchantress from her childhood stories stands at her side as an advisor, the queen she has served faithfully is trying to kill her. With the love of her life no longer by her side, she doesn’t know whom to trust. Storms are raging outside the walls. Both the eastern and northern fronts are close to failing. Calista is ready for the fight, but when the truth about her heart comes out, she must go on a quest to retrieve it. Before Vasilisa can get to the chest and unleash her wrath upon it.
It’s time for Calista to embrace every aspect of her majyk. Even if it means becoming what she has feared all along.
RELEASE DATE: Winter 2018
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41726058-untitled
I can’t contain my excitement! And I cannot wait to share this book with you!! Make sure to check out my Facebook author page for a giveaway!
I have been so bad at updating my website! If you follow me on other social medias, you know I’ve been busy. This is not an excuse, just a fact. But I’m still sorry. 😦
Now I come to you with some updates!
First, I have a book coming out in 9 days!!!!!!!! Well, sort of. I have a story in a book. I’m super excited to have you meet the residents of Hawthorne!
Paranormal Romance Anthology
August 20, 2018
Only 99 cents!
My story revolves around Harper, a middle sister in a powerful witch coven, and Connor, the son of an alpha from a nearby pack. I love these two so much!
Second of all, did you see Majyk Reborn is out??? I know it’s been a few months now, but I’m still super excited about this book and for what’s coming next! I’m in the midst of writing Brendan’s novella, which will be out….sometime that I’m not officially announcing just yet. 😀
In the meantime, don’t forget to pick up Remembering Majyk for only 99 cents and get introduced to Cali and the gang!
Remembering Majyk: http://a.co/3KS4pgS
Majyk Reborn: http://a.co/9Dy2279
I have lots more goodies coming up, but I think I’ll keep those under wraps for a bit longer. Now, I’m off to the writing cave! I hope you have a lovely day!
I cannot believe the time is finally here to reveal this awesome beauty! I am so excited for this book and I hope you are too!
Book 2 in the Skazka Chronicles is…….Majyk Reborn!!!!
What if getting her memory back was the worst thing that could’ve happened to Calista?
After returning to Skazka, the last place Calista wants to be, is in the Royal Court. Her every move is watched, her majyk is getting out of hand, and the one person she thought she could trust is pulling away. The secrets she holds inside of her may break apart the foundation of what makes her a Volshebnitsya. As Calista regains more of her memory, she realizes that maybe she is not who she thought she was, and there are forces much darker than the Glava that she must stand against. But how can she trust what’s true, if everyone around her knows more than they’re saying?
The storms are getting worse, entering the majykal Skazka and blurring the veil between the worlds. Frankenstein’s monsters are right on her heels, with the Glava pushing to destroy what is left of the High Realm, while Calista is trapped in the middle.
Is she darkness or is she light? Finding the answer to that question may cost Calista everything, even the happy ending she so desperately desires.
And now, for the cover!!!!
Are you ready???
I. AM. IN. LOVE.
And here’s the full wrap!!
What do you think?? Isn’t it GORGEOUS??? I absolutely LOVE the green and my girl Calista sure looks like she can take care of some serious business!
Majyk Reborn will be out on
June 22nd, 2018!!!
That’s right. A month to go and you can have this beauty in your hands!
Add it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39331719-untitled
There will be a short preorder for Barnes & Noble, Apple, & Kobo going up today and I will share the link as soon as it’s live!
Amazon will be a live release on June 22nd!
I am so excited to share this book with you! This series is just so important to me and I cannot wait to hear what you think of Calista’s story.
If you haven’t picked up book one, what are you waiting for?
Make sure to follow me on all the social medias, for lots of giveaways are coming your way!! I’m going to go and admire this beauty now.
Today I bring you a tour blog stop that I am super excited about! I haven’t been reading as much as I’d like to (all this writing is really putting a damper on that), but I did have the chance to read Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian and it was so so good.
Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury, was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed “Ash Princess.” Pretending to be empty-headed and naive when she’s not enduring brutal whippings, she pushes down all other thoughts but one: Keep the Kaiser happy and he will keep you safe.
When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last hope of rescue, Theo can’t keep her feelings and memories pushed down any longer. She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser’s warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels. But Theo doesn’t expect to develop feelings for the Prinz. Or for her rebel allies to challenge her friendship with the one person who’s been kind to her throughout the last hopeless decade: her heart’s sister, Cress.
Cornered into impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she’s willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she’s willing to sacrifice to become queen.
I didn’t have many expectations going in. Which is how I like it. I don’t like having preconceived notions about a book, and I’m so glad this came to me that way, because it made a name for it all on its own.
I love when books surprise me. To be honestly, the beginning chapter didn’t pull me in. I had to make past it. But once I started to get to know Theo and what she’s been going through and who she’s become, it all just took off from there.
A times, it’s a difficult book to read because it deals with a lot of heavy subjects. Being in captivity for so long, paraded around as a trophy for a victory and constantly abused is not a pleasant thing to read. But I enjoyed getting to know Theo and how she dealt with many of the unfortunate circumstances that seem to surround her. Even when she was beaten down, she comes back up again. Figuratively and realistically. My heart broke for her but it also cheered, when she did just lay down and continue to take the hardships. She could’ve. This could’ve been a whole different story.
I have my opinions on the other characters, and all I’ll say here is that they’re probably not going to be the popular ones. But I’m used to that, so I’ll deal.
I think Laura crafted a very interesting beginning to a series that I look forward to continuing on with (which will be a while since the book doesn’t even come out till April 24th.). I flew through the book and cannot wait to pick up the next one!
Preorder it here:
AH!!! IT’S HERE!!! IT’S HERE!!! REMEMBERING MAJYK IS LIVE!!!!!
Amazon kindle: http://a.co/ebxuasg
Amazon paperbacks: http://a.co/hmYLPXG
Here they are, my beautiful darlings!! I hope you love their story as much as I do!
Don’t forget, I’m having a party with a TON of amazing authors!!
Can you believe we’re just 14 days away from the release of Remembering Majyk??? I honestly cant believe how fast the time has been flowing by. Even as it seems to take forever. Funny thing, that time.
Anyway, today, I wanted to talk to you a little about my writing. You’ve met Calista, you’ve met Brendan. If you’ve read any of my other books, you’ve met characters I’ve written before. Remembering Majyk is my most personal book and it has a lot to do with the Russian heritage portrayed there. You don’t get to see as much of it in the first book, but once you get in a little deeper, you definitely will.
While Remembering Majyk is my most personal and favorite book, Calista is my least likable character. She’s a lot like me, which I realized in revisions and was definitely not planning for while drafting. She’s stubborn, she’s annoying, sometimes she’s childish. (I know, I’m a fantastic human).
But she’s also real.
I think that if I was in her situation, I would react the same way. And while writing her, I wanted to make her nicer, more pliable? More likable. But I didn’t. It’s a hard choice to make as an author. You want people to love your characters as much as you do. But at the end of the day, I think it’s about you loving them first.
Calista is all kinds of flawed. As the story unfolds, you’ll discover a lot more things about her and you may even like her less. But at the end of the day, I think she’s the kind of a character that just wants to make the choices for herself. Sometimes those choices are too difficult to comprehend and her decisions may not be the best. Sometimes, it’s her reflex that makes the decisions for her and our reflexes, our gut feelings, are not always correct.
That’s who Calista is to me and to write her a little unlikable may have been something I didn’t want to do, but I knew I had to do. I can’t exactly change who she is just because I want everyone to love her.
As authors, we do make difficult decisions as well, but our characters are also living, breathing people in our minds and we can’t change them anymore than we can change those around us. However, as she discovers more about herself and the kind of a person she wants to be, she does the changing. And I think that’s a beautiful thing.
At least, that’s where I’m at. I wanted to share a little more about my girl with you. And a little about my writing thoughts. This is the behinds the scenes, after all, right?
What do you think, as a reader, about unlikable characters? Have you read any books that were written like that?
Happy New Year, lovelies!