I’m going to preface this review by stating that I am a HUGE fan of the original movie The Dark Crystal (1982). Like many Dark Crystal fans, when I heard they were making a prequel to one of the most beloved movies of my childhood, I felt a mixture of excitement and skepticism. I am not a fan of CG. The thing I loved the most about Jim Henson movies like the Dark Crystal or Labyrinth was the charm and beauty of the practical effects and puppetry, and I did not want to see that sullied with flashy modern computer animation.
Last year I bought my 2019 planner in February of 2019. Yeah, that was kind of a mistake. You see, if you don’t buy your planner before the year it starts, all the best planners sell out, and they don’t keep making more. Whatever’s leftover is all there is, so my options were limited, but I still really wanted a beautiful paper planner to carry in my purse. And while I absolutely LOVE my PaperBlanks 2019 Safavid planner, which I reviewed in the spring, it did have one major flaw – it was too big and heavy. All the smaller planners, which I would have preferred, had long-since been sold out. This year I wanted to avoid that problem and buy my 2020 planner as soon as PaperBlanks released their latest designs.
Torn Apart is an entry in this year’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) and has recently been featured in a couple of new interviews.
You can read an author interview from the Qwillery here.
And you can read an interview of the character, Halea, from Torn Apart at The Protagonist Speaks here.
In other news, I’ve added a list of name pronunciations for the Convergence series to the Extras page.
Wolfmother, book three of Convergence, is currently at about 42%, and if the pace continues, I should have it finished before the end of the year, and I hope to release it in late spring or summer of 2020, so be sure to follow this blog for updates and the official release date.
As for new blog content, I’m currently very busy working on Wolfmother, so the blog has sort of taken a backseat. I have a huge list of topics that I’d like to write for the blog, but I’m not sure when I’m going to have a moment to break away from story writing to make new blog posts. My story writing comes first, and I don’t want to spoil the good momentum I’ve been having with Convergence to work on the blog at the moment, but I will get back to it as soon as I can.
Greetings Gentle Readers, today I am pleased to announce that the eBook for Blood Bound, Book 2 of the Convergence series, is now available on sale for pre-order. The official release is set for May the 4th, and the Blood Bound eBook will retail for $2.99! Pre-order the eBook of Blood Bound now, and get it on sale for justs 99¢.
After many years of hardship and separation, Halea has become Varg’s mate, and life should be perfect, but it isn’t. She can’t escape the feeling that the Chaos Dimension will someday return, and with Lord Anshar gone, who will protect them? Though no longer a priestess, she cannot ignore the call of the goddess that is warning her of the storm ahead. When the tears return, she soon discovers that Lord Anshar is alive, but he is not the same; the Chaos has driven him mad and now he seeks to kill every priestess and claim Halea for his own. Varg was not able to defeat the dragon therian the last time they battled, but now he must find a way to master his sword, the Fang, or risk losing Halea forever. Varg’s worst nightmare may become a reality when the Swordmaster Crow foretells of Halea’s death. Together they must find a way to defeat the Dragon Lord before he summons another convergence that will bring an end to their world.
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Haven’t read Torn Apart, Book 1 of the Convergence series yet? Great news! From now, until May the 4th, you can get a copy of Book 1 for FREE from Smashwords with coupon code EQ67Z.
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Thank you so much to all my readers, reviewers, betas, proofreaders, cover artist, and friends! Thanks to your wonderful support Book 3 “Wolfmother” is underway. 🙂