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!
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AH!!! IT’S HERE!!! IT’S HERE!!! REMEMBERING MAJYK IS LIVE!!!!!
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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!
Can you believe we’re less than a month away from the release of Remembering Majyk???
(That’s basically me at all times right now….)
I have a giveaway for you!!! It’s super simple. For a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card AND a Signed paperback of the book, all you have to do is preorder on kindle and fill out the form linked below! Easy, right??
Amazon link: http://a.co/994jnO9
Giveaway form: https://goo.gl/forms/pJn0S6BxYqABHQRf2
I’m so beyond excited for you all to meet Cali and Brendan!
I am SO BEYOND EXCITED to share this GORGEOUS cover with you!!! My fantastic cover designer, Regina Wamba, has outdone herself. This book is so many things to me, and I wanted to portray that in every aspect of the packaging (as well as the content :).
This book is about a girl torn between two halves of her existence.
The past and the present.
The forbidden and the reachable.
REMEMBERING MAJYK IS $1.99 FOR PRE-ORDER ONLY!!!
Today, I bring you one of my most favorite posts! Today, you get to meet my Calista.
When I began writing this book, this girl was front and center in my mind from day one. I mean, she should’ve been, right? She is the main character after all. But, I have to admit, she was a little more vivid than the others and I think it has a lot to do with her sparkling personality. She’s my messed up, tough girl and I adore her and her journey so much.
You don’t only get to meet her, but you get to see her, almost IRL. That’s right, a fantastically talented Francy McCrea has created a sketch of Calista in all of her glory and I have to say, I’m pretty in love with the way the images turned out.
Now, let’s get down to some nitty gritty. How about we ask her some questions?
Full Name: Calista Faulkner
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: It’s My Life by Bon Jovi
Special abilities: Fighting, majyk manipulation, ordering Brendan around.
Least favorite activity: Socializing
VL: Cali, what is happening when we meet you in the beginning of the book?
Cali: Well, I’ve been dragged to a party by my best friend. So I’m probably leaning against a wall, sipping my Dr. Pepper, and people watching.
VL: Parties are not your thing?
Cali: I despise them.
VL: Wow, you’re pretty strong on that opinion.
Cali: Considering the last party I went to ended up with me being nearly stabbed to death with a sword, I feel like I’m entitled to that opinion.
VL: Fair. How did that go?
Cali: What, being nearly stabbed to death? It was lovely. A real good time.
VL: Were you afraid?
Cali: I was terrified. Like any normal human being would be.
VL: Only you aren’t…
Cali: No, I am not. That’s still new and it’s taking some getting used to.
VL: Did you ever think magic was real?
Cali: I most definitely did not.
VL: Would you have preferred you never finding out?
Cali: I would’ve preferred not getting into this interview with you.
Cali: No, I wouldn’t change it for the world. Let’s be real, everyone wishes at one point in their lives or another, that majyk was real. But majyk is not all fun and games. Before my memories were wiped, I lived and breathed battle. I was trained and I was taught how to be the best warrior our lands have ever seen. Then, that was taken away and now I have to learn it all over again. Not only that, but I am constantly hunted by those who think they know better on how to use the said majyk. But I stand by my answer, no. The greatest gift someone can give themselves is to know who they are, right down to their core. I’m finally finding that out for myself. So what if I have to cut to pieces a few monsters along the way.
Cali: I scared you a little.
Cali: Yes, I have a tendency for that. Brendan will tell you otherwise.
VL: And who’s Brendan?
Cali: Someone who is a much better…everything… than I am.
VL: And who are you?
Cali: I’m the girl who’s going to do whatever it takes to protect those she loves and the world in which she lives. Both worlds.
Is there really anything else to say after that?
Book One in the Skazka Chronicles
Coming January 18, 2018
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See you next week, with a visit from yet another character!