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I made a promise to myself a long time ago that I would never read a book after I watched the movie/show. You can blame Harry Potter for that one. And so it has been. Until I discovered “A Discovery of a Witch” on Sundance.
Oh. My. God.
If the first episode was even half as good as the book then holy Moses Mary Mother… I need to read these books. I ended up binge watching the entire 1st season (omg when is season 2 coming?!) in one day. The show is amazing and Matthew Goode…mmmh. Am I right?
So, out I went to my local B&N. I bought the All Souls Trilogy. I flipped to the end of the first book (don’t yell at me I watched the show, unless shit goes sideways no spoilers for me there ok?) and it looks like the seasons are following each book. So that’s promising.
This show is good. And I mean good. Its a vampire/witch romance with political intrigue and humor without being cheesy or stereotypical. The plot is in depth enough that it feels like a real world but not so complex I can’t keep track of everything.
I’m going to start the books and I’ll let you know later how they are. All I can say is I’m excited! And now that I’m in a show hole I can go back to the books to fill it!
I am so excited to reveal the full cover for Shadow’s Voice! We hope to have a release this year in time for Christmas. I will keep ya’ll posted. Until then…check out this AMAZING cover!
Check out this sneak peak of the cover! I can’t wait to release the full cover!
I used to read all the time and then I was writing all the time. But then I got busy, with work, with editing, with publishing, with everything. I gave myself a new goal. To work through books published in my publishing house. To read them and review them and grow my blog. Bust mostly to get myself back into reading.
I had forgotten how much I miss reading. I miss falling into the stories. I miss getting lost in the other worlds. And so, I fell into my first book and boy...let me tell you about it because I loved it.
I picked up this amazing Memoir by Elizabeth Fournier and I burned through it in days. This memoir was a lovely, heart warming tale. Elizabeth weaves the story of her life starting as a young child who lost her mother and when she asked why, she wasn't satisfied with the answer given to her by all the adults. "Just because".
Elizabeth travels through her early years with what some would say is an unhealthy obsession with the death, but I feel its more an appreciation of death rituals. Throughout Elizabeth's journey through college, her job at a corporate mortuary, to starting her own funeral home she highlights the struggles and short comings with the standard funeral practice. How cold and distant the industry of funerals has become is a constant struggle that is highlighted through the memoirs.
Elizabeth weaves you through her journey of trying to balance a career and a business with her morals of providing something more than "just because" to the families that come to her. It is a heart warming journey of finding more peaceful ways to say goodbye.
Throughout this book I was drawn in her world, her story and found myself cheering with her triumphs (I'm talking about you Michael) and cried for her losses. This is a beautiful story of grown and passion and learning to look for more than "just because".
I'm giving NaNoWrimo a go this year while I'm waiting for edits to come back on Shadow's Voice. I think it's going well so far.... Don't you?
My latest Barnes and Noble book haul
I found a pretty neat prompt journal that actually looks decent. The prompts are sentences or partial paragraphs you then finish. Also, starting the Tess Gerritsen Rizzoli and Isles series.
I had a blast doing the Q&A with Mr. Beal's creative writing class! Thanks to Erin for putting the video together; we had some troubles so she had to paste a separate audio file onto a video recording to make everything work!
Click HERE for the link to watch the Q&A!
Be sure to visit WiDo to see the full release and RESERVE YOUR COPY of Shadow's Voice as soon as it's available!!!
"Managing editor Karen Gowen was enthusiastic about the manuscript. “This is a fast-paced story that sucks you in,” Gowen said. “The main character, Rose, as well as the side characters are fascinating. Natalie builds on their development as the plot unfolds. She utilizes great instincts in knowing what makes a good story.”"
"What magic power could be more appealing to a law enforcement officer than the ability to travel through shadows and bring foes to their deserved end with wolves that appear out of mists? Clearly such magic was pretty exciting to Officer Natalie Johanson, and it became the premise of the fantasy novel she penned."
The long awaited news is here!
E.L. Marker, an imprint of WiDo Publishing, has picked up Shadow's Voice. I will be working with them to bring the story of Rose back to life and even better than before.
I don't have much more new than that, but its something eh? As I have updates I will post them, and don't forget to check the facebook page, sometimes news gets posted there faster than here.