Indie Imprint Book Review: Beauties of the Beast by Adam Dreece

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Available on Kindle and Kobo.

 

Want to read my book review of Along Came a Wolf (Book 1 of The Yellow Hoods), of Breadcrumb Trail (Book 2 of The Yellow Hoods)/Snappy & Dashing (A Yellow Hoods Companion Tale, #1), or of All the King’s-Men (Book 3 of the Yellow Hoods) first? Click a link and enjoy!

 

Just released on October 10, 2015, author Adam Dreece’s fourth novel-length ebook installment of The Yellow Hoods series adds another layer of intrigue and adventure to his YA fantasy series. Set in an alternate-earth world (Eorthe), The Yellow Hoods series combines nursery rhymes and nascent steampunk with exciting results. While this fourth novel in The Yellow Hoods series is not as polished as Breadcrumb Trail or All the King’s-Men, Beauties of the Beast delivers another thrilling emergent steampunk tale for Dreece’s smart teen audience.

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#MondayBlogs Round Up (05 October 2015)

MondayBlogsParticipating in is a great way to get a snapshot not only of what happens to all of us but what happens to each of us. Personal journeys and public discussions abound; great thoughts and insights and advice sit behind an unassuming little hash mark.

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Indie Imprint Book Review: Ancestral Blood by Christy King

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Return to the Talia series’s macabre world . . .

 

Want to read my book review of Talia, Book One of the Talia Series  first? Just click the link.

 

 

Ancestral Blood, Book Two of the Talia Series, plunges the reader into passion and conflict from page one. Author Christy King’s dark fantasy romance series addresses complex social issues and individual growth forcing its ardent heroine, Talia, to evolve yet again. As a continuation to the sinister dealings and doings of the characters and creatures in Christy King’s nightmarish world, Ancestral Blood raises the stakes and delivers a rich tale to follow up neatly behind its prequel, Talia.

I recommend both books as a Halloween treat for new-adult readers looking to explore mature themes in a shadowy, supernatural fantasy setting.

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On a Series’s Note: Life in Marginalia

Well, I am still working on Man and Brother, which does not appear to be coming out this year. I’d like to explain the delay, especially since I’ve been working on it over the past year and have just not had it come together as quickly as the previous book.

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Books Lost, Knowledge Lost

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“My reading light is on. Now, what should I read?” — Jeff Dunn

“I conceive a knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built.” — George Washington

Letter to Jonathan Boucher (July 9th, 1771)

Can we truly afford to lose the books we’ve grown up with, the books which have not transitioned from paper format into the digital age? I believe we cannot.

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#MondayBlogs Round Up (30 March 2015)

MondayBlogsParticipating in #MondayBlogs is a great way to get a snapshot not only of what happens to all of us but what happens to each of us. Personal journeys and public discussions abound; great thoughts and insights and advice sit behind an unassuming little hash mark.

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Improv Games and the Novel Writer

SomeKindofJoke--CatSo, I got an email from a friend who is in an improvisation class. She’s currently learning improv games as a team comedienne, and she loves the class. She sent me links for a particular one: The Harold.

Yep. The Harold.

The Harold is one of many improv games. Truth in Comedy: The Manual for Improvisation focuses on this long-format improv game, if one is interested in learning more about it.

 

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