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.
Today I am happy to announce that Blood Bound (Convergence Book 2) is now available in paperback and signed paperback for $11.99! Want a signed copy of Torn Apart (Convergence Book 1) too? Signed copies of Torn Apart are also available for just $9.99! For unsigned paperbacks and ebooks see my Amazon listing for Torn Apart or Blood Bound, for signed paperbacks check my Etsy shop.
In Celebration of Book 2’s release, I’m also going to be hosting a Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win FREE signed copies of both books 1 & 2 of the Convergence series. You can enter this Rafflecopter giveaway using the form before. Giveaway begins on 6/28/19 and ends on 7/14/19. The more you share, the more chances you have to win! Haven’t read any of the Convergence series books yet? I’m also running a promotion where you can claim a FREE ebook copy of book 1, Torn Apart, on Smashwords by using coupon code PQ93B. You can read the synopsis and reviews for Torn Apart and Blood Bound on Amazon.